If you’re not one of Zanita Whittington’s 243K Instagram followers, chances are you’ve probably seen her somewhere. After all, she’s living the dream most fashion and beauty bloggers aspire to – travelling the world to attend fancy schmancy events, a spot on Foxtel’s Fashion Bloggers Reality TV series, and now she’s a Schwarzkopf Hair Happiness Ambassador.
We caught up with the Perth-born blogger to find out her (surprisingly easy) trick to amazing hair, and her homemade scrub recipe.
How do you look after your skin?
“I used to have bad skin and I took Roaccutane (about eight years ago) and it cured me. Prior to that I would have never fallen asleep in my makeup because I knew that I would wake up with really bad skin, but then when I fixed that with medication, I became more relaxed about it. Now, I use really gentle oil-based cleansers and really rich moisturisers. I have dry skin and I travel all the time, so I keep my beauty routine as simple as I can, really.” (Post continues after gallery.)
What’s the one thing you do every morning that sets you up for a successful day?
“Probably drink about three cups of coffee! [laughs] Usually when I wake up I drink so much. I’m like, ‘It’s time for coffee!’, and I usually have this space of time when I’ll drink two or three and then I realise that I’ve drunk too much and then I calm down again.
“I think I really need to replace that routine with going to the gym or something. It’s probably the only thing that’s consistent in my life. Every morning I get up and a drink too much coffee.”
Do you have a favourite budget beauty product?
“The best thing that I’ve ever discovered, in terms of beauty, is caster sugar and lemon juice as a scrub. I just add enough lemon juice to the sugar to give it that scrub consistency. The sugar is quite harsh, so you just need to gently rub it on your face and you can put it on your hands too and it makes your skin baby soft. It costs pretty much nothing, it’s the best.”