5 minutes with natural beauty, Emmily Banks
NATURAL MAKE-UP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … the beach! The healing and calming energy of the ocean is a big part of balancing my life. I have always lived within a 5 minute walk to the beach and it never ceases to make me ridiculously happy.
I RELAX BY … enjoying alone time. It’s vital for me to have my own space and clear my mind. I often burn Lavender, ylang ylang and geranium oil and listen to relaxing music in my beautiful abode to unwind.
I LIKE TO … run, a lot. As much as I enjoy quiet, relaxation time I also love high intensity exercise; it gives me so much energy and always leaves me with a radiant healthy glow. I also love to cook. There’s nothing more satisfying than creating a nutritious feast for myself and loved ones.
I THINK BEAUTY IS … first and foremost, a kind soul – I believe people radiate beauty with a big open heart and warm smile. Secondly, a healthy natural glow that comes from living and eating well; flawless skin, bright white teeth and clear eyes are all a sign of a healthy and happy lifestyle.
MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY TREATMENT THAT LEAVES ME LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL IS … exercise. I wish I could maintain the natural glow my skin emits just after a run! I also love using organic coconut oil as an all over moisturizer, it leaves me feeling, smelling and looking delicious whilst nourishing and protecting my skin.
MY NUMBER ONE BEAUTY TIP IS … be fresh faced as often as possible. Let your skin breathe, wash your makeup off and cleanse your skin properly. Always cleanse and moisturize with natural and organic products to nourish your skin and body.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PEARL OF WISDOM THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD BROADCAST TO THE WORLD? learn to love yourself, it’s not vein or bad to think you are awesome! I truly believe it’s the secret to happiness, for when you have self-love, you attract so much beauty into your life because you know you deserve the best… and you create it. No one else is responsible for your happiness apart from you.. take responsibility for your thoughts, beliefs and life – create your dream reality. Only when you are living a positive happy life of self-love can you really love and help others.
WHAT IS IT INSPIRES YOU TO DO WHAT YOU DO? I feel inspired to focus my energy on making a positive change to people’s life. My guess is that at least 90% of people use beauty and skincare products, whether it is just deodorant, shampoo or a moisturiser (not to mention makeup, hair care, sunscreen and other personal care products). If I can help consumers make more educated decisions and support healthier alternatives that are better for the environment and our health, I will be one happy lady!
Emmily Banks is a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist based in Sydney, Australia. Her passion, love and skill for the art has led her to extensive work experience within the beauty and fashion industry.
Emmily loves to use natural makeup within her work, published in various magazines including Shop Til You Drop, Culture, and Bride to Be magazines as well as the cover of Australian Traveller Magazine.
She has also worked on various Editorial, Film, Fashion and Beauty shoots. Top labels include Wonders Cease, Carla Capri, Handsome, Ctee, Bianca Gomez, Eloise Rapp and Dodger & Navajo. She also regularly works for reputable online stores, The Iconic and Le Black Book.
Celebrity clients include Carmen Smith (The Voice), Cathy Freeman, Suzie O’Niell and Leisel Jones (Australian Olympic Team).
Emmily also specialises in Bridal and special occasion makeup.
Watch this space, as Emmily develops her Depths of Beauty business, which will see her not only practicing as a natural makeup artist but also an advocate for healthy beauty, with training sessions in the pipeline.