Topshop's Make Up Artist Guest Blogs For Grazia Daily!

16 August 2011

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Backstage hero and Topshop make up artist, Hannah Murray has always been a favourite amongst the Grazia Team Beauty gals. Not only has she created some of the hottest looks on our beauty shoots, but she always delivers wise words at Fashion Week, which we, of course, report straight back to you. And now, on a much deserved break to Thailand, Hannah has been blogging especially for Grazia Daily (and making us ultra-envious while she's at it). So over to you, Hannah…

After an intense “Fashion” season, Iʼm about ready to collapse. Iʼve been living a “NyLon” life for the past few months which has been wonderful and exciting but has brought me to the verge of burnout. And spending the past 3 days moving my entire belongings into storage and running around NYC trying to find a new home hasnʼt exactly helped my already stressed-out, depleted body and soul.

Give me 10 days though. I am going to feel and look like a whole new person. I have to! I canʼt look at this dull, grey face any longer (even the miraculous SKII Facial Masks canʼt help me now). And I want to be in tip top shape for the Shows in September. Yes. I need a full overhaul. Sleep, nourishment, nutrient-rich food, Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga, Meditation and all things “Wellness” related. And thatʼs exactly what Iʼm going to get.

Myself and two friends have just arrived on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Thailand for 10 days of bliss at Kamalaya Wellness Retreat. And I canʼt tell you how good it feels just to be here. Even in our dazed and confused jet-lagged states. Thereʼs just something in the air. I feel instantly calmer and more present. My “Comprehensive Stress & Burnout” package starts tomorrow. Treatments and therapies are restorative, balancing, nurturing and healing. Just what the Doctor (Renee, the lovely resident Naturopath and Homeopath) ordered, after an extensive 1hr consultation. (Toniaʼs on the Comprehensive Detox and Victoriaʼs built her own package so itʼll be interesting to see where our journeyʼs take us). Will keep you posted on my progress ;-) along with Beauty thoughts straight from the beach.

Over and out for now. Have a Floating Lantern ceremony on the beach to get to. Just need to think of a wish to tie to the base...


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