BEAUTICATE WITH ALI COTTON
The Beauticate team recently popped over to our boss lady, Ali Cotton’s humble
abode in Bondi to discuss her beauty icon, the products that give her an enviable glow and the importance of taking care of your looks by working from the inside out.
We hope you enjoy reading all her lil’ beauty secrets as much as we did!
Read on for more or check out the full article here.
I fell into my job.
I wanted to be a pro surfer. But I always drew, painted, crafted… and I loved fashion.
Really, it’s my second love next to being in the water. When my dreams of being a pro surfer were dashed – not enough talent and an injury that kept me out of the water for 5 years – I turned to fashion. I love that I’m building something bigger than myself and working with an amazing team of girls every day. It’s powerful.
The first beauty product I ever owned was Oil of Olay moisturiser.
My mum used it and bought me a bottle as my first moisturiser. I felt so grown up. My biggest beauty faux pas was overdoing the fake tan. I went through a phase in my early 20s where I clearly had lost perspective of how brown I was getting, not only from being in the sun but then fake tanning over the top. I see those photos now and wonder why none of my friends told me I was literally orange!
I’m certainly more on the minimalist side of things but I am a sucker for a new wonder product…
… that is apparently going to change my life! My process isn’t super complicated and the older I get the more I find myself simplifying things. I’d just rather be at the beach or hanging out with friends than labouring over my bronzer. I typically don’t have much time in the morning as I’m always rushing back from yoga or training and have 30 minutes to go from sweaty to sexy – I have to keep it relatively minimal.
I do use Palmers Coconut Oil because I love everything oil and it isn’t much fuss with the pump. I mix this up with the other body oils I use for my legs. I also love Kate Somerville Tanning Towelettes for when I need a bit of a colour – they don’t streak and they leave me with a super natural glow.
Spending time at the beach is how I typically wind down after a long day.
That’s really my answer for everything! I do a fair bit of yoga and I attempt meditation but that’s a work in progress.
My husband is a yoga teacher so I practice his classes at Body Mind Life in Bondi twice a week.
I mix that up with three sessions of weight training a week at Base Gym with the Base Body Babes. I love these girls. They’re great trainers and their style of weight training has really helped shape and redefine my body, while the yoga helps keep things long and lean. I also love to put on some music, pour myself a gin and just cook – I find that super relaxing,
and when you’re done you have an amazing meal.