How Brit Davis gets Brownlow ready

Melissa Shedden
September 22, 2016

The teacher, fashion lover, Grand Prix ambassador and partner of Geelong Cats captain Joel Selwood shares how she gets ready carpet ready. Follow @brit_davis to see how she gets #SwisseRedCarpet ready. 


What’s the best thing about the Brownlow?

I do love getting dressed up, but it’s really about supporting the boys.


How do you and Joel like to celebrate?

We love to go out for dinner. I choose where and we have a no phones policy. Joel will get a diet coke because he doesn’t drink and I’ll have a glass of wine. I love Asian cuisine – Spice Temple, Nobu, Hawker Hall, Chin Chin.


When does the preparation begin?

A few weeks out. I start 3 weeks out, but if you’re organised, a lot sooner! I’ll be wearing Jason Grech, he’s a bridal designer who showed at MSFW and we are going big – something different from my sleek look last year.


How long does it actually take to get ready?

Way too long [laughs]. I get a tan two days out, nails done the day before because I’m so clumsy, then on the day it takes around four hours. I’ve got my hair booked for 11am and have until 5pm to get my makeup done. Marie Uva is going my hair and Nadia Bartel’s, and my makeup artist has about three other girls booked.


What’s your skincare routine in the lead up?

It doesn’t really change from my usual moisturiser and cleanser. I get a facial a few weeks out, then do an at home facial with the Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask the week before. I don’t like to change too much and put my skin under stress.


What’s your life-changing beauty hack?

Drink plenty of liquid. I drink 3L a day, 3-4 cups of green tea and 2 cups of peppermint. I picked up the habit about five years ago when I came home from Europe at my unhealthiest. It turned things around quickly.


What does beauty mean to you?

It’s holistic. It’s having a positive outlook and carrying that confidence in how you feel and how you look.


How would you describe your approach to eating?

I eat a healthy diet all year round. I never eat fast food and I don’t eat bread or pasta anymore – I’ve substituted that for more serves of fruit and veg. I do watch what I eat and it’s nothing to be ashamed of – I don’t put anything into my body that I can’t burn off.


What’s your day on a plate?

I’ve had the same breakfast for two years. Joel makes it for me, he started it when we first got together and hasn’t stopped. We’ll have strawberries, blueberries, natural yoghurt and Brook Farm muesli – it’s so good – in two years I’m not sick of it! Lunch will be a salad and dinner will be meat and veg – it’s boring but plain and simple is what I like.


Apart from your balanced diet, what’s your best healthy habit?

Taking Swisse’s Hair Skin Nails and Liver Detox. Being a teacher, I’m constantly washing my hands and had really brittle broken nails all the time. Since I started taking the Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails Liquid my nails are really strong and don’t split anymore. It makes me feel more put together.


What’s your regular workout routine?

I love my Pilates and do it 1-2 times per week. I’m a big walker. After school I’ll go for a 30-minute walk or run every day then come home to cook dinner.


What do you do to relax?

Joel and I like to go to Barwon Heads and go bike riding and play ping pong. I’ve yet to win a game.


What’s your go-to energy booster?

Green tea. I don’t drink coffee and I know it has a hit of caffeine in it.


What health trend is your current obsession?

Quinoa. I have it in all my salads and put it with meat instead of rice.


What’s one simple thing that makes you happy?

I can give you two. Teaching and catching up with my girlfriends.


What will you and Joel be doing after Finals?

We’re off to Europe. We’ve got weddings in the beginning of October then are driving through Switzerland and Italy and other places to soak up the culture.


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