LISA MESSENGER

The gorgeous entrepreneur, founder and editor of The Collective Magazine, please welcome LISA MESSENGER.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START THE COLLECTIVE HUB? 

"Like many ideas it generally starts from a pain point. For me it was that I truly had nothing inspirational to read, I wanted something full of goodness and positivity. I suppose my history of being a business owner, then being in publishing already, I saw a real opportunity for something very different to enter the market".

WHO HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN YOUR LIFE?

"It’s so difficult to pin point! I’ve been blessed to have incredible family, friends and even strangers walk into different stages of my life. To that point, they had given me a lot of strength, courage and lessons in times that I needed most (whether they knew it or not.) I always say everyday people influence me most - from their hardships to victories, it just makes everything more relatable and puts things into perspective".

 WHAT DOES BEAUTY MEAN TO YOU?

"Similar to my view on life, being authentic. Feeling comfortable and true to yourself. It’s taking care of your mind, heart and soul and that’s when true beauty shines through!"

IS THERE ANY WOMEN YOU LOOK UP TO OR ARE INSPIRED BY?

"So many!!! On a global perspective people like Martha Stewart, I’ve been following her very closely for a long time and finally was able to interview her in Issue 8. Her journey is and continues to be so admirable. Closer to home, people like Ita Buttrose who has really made an impact in Australia".

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN:

"Fail Fast".

ON YOUR DAY OFF:

"Beachside".

EVERYDAY BEAUTY ROUTINE:

"My main face routine would be Rationale Sebocyte’s Essential Six kit. I tend to throw things in when I need to and change it up a bit depending on what my skin needs, I’m all about the creams and skincare. With makeup, I’m usually running out of time hah! I usually just use Inika Truly Organic Liquid Foundation, MAC bronzing powder, CROP’s blush (new found love of this natural make-up range) and a whip of mascara for a quick refresh"!

YOUR BEST SKIN/BEAUTY ADVICE:

"Beauty starts from the cells in your body: Feed, nourish and protect your body, mind and soul with all good things and it will shine through"!

YOUR FEEL GOOD INDULGENCE:

"At the moment I’m obsessed with Body Shop’s Japanese Camellia Cream, smells soooo amazing. Also delving into Shiatsu treatments, a friend of mine recommended. I’m going in for a 4 hour one this weekend, pretty excited just to feel super relaxed"!

FAVOURITE DESTINATION OR HOT SPOT: 

"New York!"

FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS:

@spell_byronbay @the_lane @nikewomen @jamieoliver @the_vista

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Kristina Temelkovska