InStyle: Let’s talk products, are you a fan of hair treatments?
RJ: Because I have always been so time poor, until I started seeing the team at Toni&Guy I never put any treatments in my hair, now, with every blowdry in salon I have a protein treatment which the offer at the basin and really strengthens and protects the hair. On the weekends (normally Sundays) I like to put in the leave in Label M Therapy Rejuvenating Mask it’s a miracle worker.
InStyle: What’s your everyday hair regimen look like?
RJ: Fortunately being a blonde my hair holds really well, add 3 wefts into it and you can get a good 3 days out of a blowdry. I find that if I have my hair tonged post a blowdry and then finish off with some Label M Dry Shampoo it lasts perfectly. I don’t use a brush very often as whilst it looks like I have a lot of hair, its quite thin so I avoid brushing it, instead running my hands through to ‘mess it up’ for the beachy but polished look.
InStyle: You always look so polished while you workout, especially after f45 when it’s impossible to look *that* good, what’s your secret?
RJ: I am training 3 days a week at the moment and doing Pilates once a week – my sessions are very resistance/weights based which means I don’t sweat that much, in fact, I have a full face of make up on and a hair do as post gym I head straight to work – I don’t have time to go home, shower/change! I nag Ben Lucas my trainer to have the space like a meat locker so I don’t get too hot! Cant be going to work like a sweaty frizz ball!
InStyle: Which activewear brands are you wearing right now?
RJ: I have a few favorites at the moment, whilst prints and colours/styling is important, the more I have got into gym the more I appreciate the technology and fabric of the gym gear – there is nothing worse than training in gear that’s more suited to leisurewear than a weights session!
Brands of the moment for my gym kit are; Nimble Activewear, Lorna Jane, Jaggad – all great Australian brands. I love to shop for my activewear online at Stylerunner and Mode Sportif they have an amazing range of local and international brands.
InStyle: Your fans really connect with your Instagram, is there anything you wouldn’t post?
RJ: I am so appreciative of the support I am shown on Instagram, it's made my annual seminars around Australia on PR and Small Business possible and opportunities like the Ambassadorial role for Toni&Guy possible – I like to make my Instagram a real look at my life, not just the good bits, but life as it is, warts and all. I think that’s why my followers are connected – they like the fact that I am happy to share real life, not just the glam / sparkly world that people who aren’t in PR think it is!
InStyle: You’re in the middle planning a wedding, how’s it going? What can you tell us?
RJ: No wedding yet! I am happy with the incredible ring for now which was made by my long time friend, Nicholas Haywood.
InStyle: Have you found a dress?
RJ: No, no dress – but it would have to be a Giambattista Valli one – like that huge pink tulle one – OMG that was next level!!!! No one knows me as subtle!
InStyle: Any plans to have expand your family?
RJ: For now, no, I mean never say never. I didn’t think I would ever have children as I was focused on my career, I am so glad I did, Hunter and Pixie are my world and the only reason I got through the past 12-months of Oliver’s prison sentence and my subsequent breast cancer diagnosis some 3 weeks after his incarceration. Pix and Hunty are my best friends – life is good now, and we are all just finding our groove again so I am in no rush to change anything.