5 minutes with… Natalie Gruzlewski
She may have helped many farmers find a wife, but now the amazing Natalie Gruzlewski has found love in her own life!
As the host of The Farmer Wants a Wife and Getaway and the new ambassador for Garnier, Nat certainly has a lot on her plate, but one thing always remains the same. Every time we see the television presenter, she always looks flawless. Her swishy hair, her clean, luminous skin - and that smile!
We were lucky enough to get five minutes with Nat so we could find out her deepest, darkest beauty secrets…
BH: Which three beauty products can't you live without?
NG: Garnier BB Cream – it does everything. I love the original for my skin; it’s been so quick and easy to use when travelling! And it’s perfect for my skin when I’m not working, when I’m trying to wear less make-up and days when I’m going for a natural look (while looking after my skin at the same time).
Good sunscreen – I’m always in the sun with Farmer Wants a Wife and on location on Getaway so I’m always conscious of preventing sun damage as much as possible.
Paw Paw Ointment – it’s that great all-rounder for lips, cuticles and for healing my skin.
BH: Your hair always looks amazing – how do you keep it so long, yet so healthy?
NG: My hair is constantly being over-styled with heat-styling tools at work, so I’m very aware of maintaining a strict regime to take care of my hair – and I do that by using Garnier Fructis Nutri-Repair Treatments. I like to keep my hair looking natural and healthy so it’s important to use a treatment that helps restore the moisture and natural healthy balance. I also ensure I have regular trims and believe that what you put in your body is just important – so healthy life, healthy body, healthy hair!
BH: What's the best hair and make-up tip you've learned from a make-up artist while on set?
NG: Less is more! In my younger days when I first started experimenting I went slightly OTT with the hair and make-up. But now it’s more about accentuating my natural features and assets to get the best result. It’s not about wearing heavy, caked-on make-up – it’s about being and feeling natural.
BH: What was the first thing you did after you were offered the role as a Garnier ambassador?
NG: I screamed! I was driving in the car (on hands-free, of course) and had to pullover to let the news sink in. I was thrilled. I’d been using Garnier for so many years, so it really was a dream come true.
BH: What's your best piece of advice for women wanting to prevent dark spots and pigmentation?
NG: Prevention is key. I’d never really thought about pigmentation as the first sign of ageing, but dark spots and blotchy skin really do make you look older. So forget about the wrinkles; we really need to be preventing pigmentation first. Given sun damage is a major cause of pigmentation and sunspots - especially in Australia - sunscreen and covering up in the sun really is the best prevention. Sadly we women can’t do much about preventing hormonal pigmentation, so it’s lucky there are products that can help fade these and cover them up if we need.
BH: How have you maintained dark spot and pigmentation-free skin?
NG: Oh, I wouldn’t say I’m dark spot-free as sun damage and hormonal changes have caused pigmentation patches on my skin, which until recently I was covering up with make-up. However for the last couple of months I have been using the Garnier Dark Spot Corrector (I’m a lucky one that got to try it before it hit the shelves!) and my skin tone is definitely looking more even – my make-up artist even commented the other day and asked what I had been using. To give it a chance to work you do have to use it every day for at least a month, but I have definitely noticed the pigmentation patch I’ve been keeping my eye on is fading and overall my skin is looking brighter.
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