For model and student Bridget Hollitt beauty means energy, and finding ways to share that with the world. Though no two days are the same, living by the ocean means that the water is a constant. Here she shares her favourite drugstore beauty finds, her perfect moisturiser and finding the health balance.
What is your morning beauty routine?
At the moment I’m trying to jump in the ocean first thing. Lately I’ve been using Clinique’s Moisture Surge first thing in the morning. That stuff is a bit like a splash of water on your face but in your skin, it’s great.
What is your night beauty routine?
I’ll take off any make up, (been using Biologi’s reusable makeup removing pad – genius!) wash my face with something rich and lush like Rationale’s No. 4, then moisturise. I’m currently on the never ending hunt for the perfect night moisturiser.
Describe what you do for a living? What does a typical day look like for you?
I work as a model, and I’m studying. So a work day is a shoot or castings, and an off day looks like a swim, some yoga, maybe a run. Then sitting at my laptop trying to focus.
What is the supermarket/drug store/chemist beauty product(s) that you use and love?
I love Cetaphil face wash, QV body lotion. The OG’s. Also drugstore liquid eyeliner always wins for me.
What is your main form of beauty body maintenance? What products do you use on your body?
Body oils are amazing, even just regular coconut oil. I love a good body scrub. I’ve been using Aveda’s Beautifying Body moisturiser and I really like that the packaging is 59% Post Consumer Recycled Plastic.
How do you keep fit/ healthy? Does exercise form a large part of your routine?
For sure. Yoga is my number 1 go to. I’ve just started running which I’m finding really good for my mind. I love working out in community – in a pilates or yoga class. I’ve just started boxing in a really awesome community club. Exercise is important for my mental clarity and connecting to my body. It’s taken some work for that to be from a healthy place. And now it’s more about body connection, community, moving breath, learning and fine tuning then tiring myself out or burning energy. And I love it.
What cosmetic procedures/ professional treatments do you have as part of your beauty routine?
I love getting manicures. I’d love to be more of a facial person, but I guess I think that less is more when it comes to messing with my skin. I get Thai massages which are the bomb.
What do you do when your body needs to recover?
Go see the ocean. Take a bath. Yin yoga. Self massage. Naps.
You’re tired/ hungover/ rundown: what is your beauty hack?
A good face massage can fully change the way my face/skin looks. Something about blood flow back into the skin. Been using Mecca’s sheet masks, and their antioxidant serum. My skin drinks it up.
What is the one non-negotiable in your beauty routine?
Moisturising! The experience of rubbing gooey stuff into my skin is something I’ll never give up for anyone. Not that anyone’s asking me to.
Do you have a beauty icon? Who are they and why?
I look to Amelia Zadro, people like Jorja Smith, Charli Howard, Charlee Fraser. What I think they have in common is that they’re physically radiant, but it seems more like a gift they want to share with the world and invite people into, rather than lording it over others. It has such power and makes me feel all gooey inside. And gives me permission to really love and celebrate myself. Which is the ultimate beauty, hey.
What is the best advice on beauty you’ve received?
“Beauty is an experience, not an attribute.”
To me this means that beauty is something that we perceive and experience, versus being something that a subject either has or doesn’t. It’s ours to experience, it’s ours to enjoy and claim, ours to share and project into the world. It’s not something we’re born with or without.
What is the best advice on health you’ve received?
“The healthiest version of you is the one that’s most inline with achieving your potential.” I think “health” can be hard to pin down sometimes, and for me, physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, it all comes down to what I want for myself, and what version of myself is pointing in that direction. If I want to be an Olympian, my physical “health” regime is going to be very different. So it comes down to goals to a degree. But you can’t move toward your goals if you’re treating your body and mind with disrespect.
What is the one product you can’t live without?
Under eye cream. She puffy.