1. Why Becoming you?
I started Becoming you two years ago to remind myself that I was more than just “someone’s mom” and I had interests I had been neglecting in the fog of new motherhood. I love writing and photography, and adore magazines and reading other blogs so it was a natural progression. The name symbolises the journey of becoming you (and me!), and “becoming” has a lovely dictionary definition (look it up!).
2. Best part of my job is…
3. Favourite splurge
New perfume; this doesn’t happen often but I do enjoy discovering new scents. That being said I’m also very loyal to my signature scent of Flower by Kenzo. If that is empty I WILL buy a new bottle!
4. Best budget buy
Lately I’d have to say the Garnier BB Cream I bought at Clicks for R84,95. I’ve been using it every day instead of foundation and it has a lovely texture and tone for my skin type.
5. The beauty tip I swear by…
Don’t go to bed with your make-up on! I have dragged myself out of bed many times to make sure I NEVER ignore this beauty tip myself. Not always easy after a late night but very essential. Also sunscreen, but I’m not as religious about this as I should be…
6. My celeb beauty inspiration is…
7. Must-have of the moment
I’ve just been reviewing the Nanoblur correction cream (available at Clicks for R399) and it really is a wonder. You can perfect and mattify your skin, as well as minimise pores, lines and pigmentation in about 10 seconds. No wonder it’s the best selling beauty product at Boots UK.
8. Pet hate
Adult acne and hormonal breakouts – whyyyyyy? I’m in my thirties! Surely this is behind me???
9. I’m happiest when…
My kids are happy and I’m eating Lindt chocolate.
10. In my make-up bag right now
We asked Kathryn for a sneaky peek inside her make-up bag. Take a look at her must-haves beauty bag essentials.
♥ MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink (R175) – I love this stuff as it has a lip-plumping ingredient
♥ Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (R165) – It’s a make-up bag must-have!