Beauty / IN THE BAG

Christina Macpherson on inner beauty

“Be silly, be honest, be kind” is a motto turned lifestyle for travel writer Christina Macpherson. Here she gives the lowdown on her on-the-road beauty routine, and tips for letting your hair down in the spirit of Daisy Love.

My top five beauty products are …
Marc Jacobs Daisy Love EDT
A light moisturiser with SPF (I use Decléor)
Aveda Shampure Dry shampoo (a must for anyone with a fringe!)
Eco Tan Face Tan water
Glossier Boy Brow

My travel beauty routine consists of …
Cleansing morning and night, staying hydrated (on the inside and out), and stretching – it softens the mind and body, which helps everything else.

The best beauty secret I’ve learned from a friend is …
Taking care of the inner helps the outer.

When it comes to beauty, I always think …
That a smile can make a world of difference. It softens you, which softens others, and that’s a very beautiful thing.

My beauty icon is …
Far too many women define that word for me. From the beautiful intelligence of Marie Curie, to the carefree culture that is Jane Birkin. From the strength of [Michelle] Obama to the most wonderfully beautiful person inside and out I know – Maggy, my mum.

My favourite beauty ritual to do with a friend is …
I’m not sure if I have a specific one, but it’d involve face masks and wine.

The best advice on beauty I’ve received from my mother is …
“You don’t need that, you look beautiful as you are.”

To me living life to the fullest looks like …
Experiencing, learning, loving, and striving to make the world better; be it by small changes or great ones. We are here for such a fleeting time, do good and live well.

The product I can’t live without …
Dry Shampoo because it’s the hero-of-hair, and a beautiful perfume that can make you feel amazing (I know a goodie … ;))