In my beauty bag: Carly Flynn

ON TARGET: TV presenter Carly Flynn.
ON TARGET: TV presenter Carly Flynn.

She's usually exposing wrongdoing on Target, but TV presenter Carly Flynn has a few beauty secrets that she's willing to reveal too.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HANDBAG.

I have a few on the go these days, it's a rare day when I get to just leave the house with only MY handbag! The other day I had three - my classic black leather Kathryn Wilson Walsh bag, a nappy bag and a swimming bag filled with our family swimming gear.

Some of Carly Flynn's favourite beauty products.
Some of Carly Flynn's favourite beauty products.

WHAT'S IN YOUR BEAUTY BAG?

I'm constantly clearing it out but I always carry my Prada sunglasses, Smashbox lipstick in Honey, various baby wipes, rusks and muesli bars, my Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex and Ceres Tamari Almonds to snack on the run. There are normally a couple of rooibos tea bags in their too for a quick cuppa when I stop in at friends'.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS?

I have been using Dermalogica for years. After I came back from living in Ireland in 2003 I found my skin was really dry and dehydrated - being in a studio with harsh lights and air con each day was taking its toll. I now use the whole Dermalogica range, from the SPF50 Solar Defense Booster to my Age Reversal Eye Complex. My favourites include the Sheer Tint Moisture SPF15 in medium and the Multivitamin Hand & Nail treatment which is super nourishing and multi-functional. For hair I love the Kevin Murphy Angel Range - it smells divine and does the trick.

HOW DO YOU TREAT YOURSELF?

I try and get around to a monthly or six-weekly massage - a whole hour to myself. With two small children and work commitments that alone time is a rare event and I cherish it. Plus at Bella Mama in Takapuna they give you a lovely little piece of organic chocolate as you leave, yum!

WHAT'S THE ONE PRODUCT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?

My Dermalogica Sheer Tint Moisture SPF 15. It is tinted so I can wear it alone for everyday coverage and sunscreen or underneath heavier makeup.

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