About me and contact

Lena Talks Beauty


I’m Lena, a 26 year old beauty addict from New Zealand. I write about everything beauty related, from makeup to skincare, hair, nails and everything in between. I started this blog in April 2014 because I had so much to say on these topics that I couldn’t get out on forums and groups. I’m a total lipstick fiend, with nail polish coming a close second, but truly appreciate the value of good skincare.

In the spare time that I have between my job as a receptionist and this blog I’m a bbit of a gardener, spend as much time as possible at the beach during the summer, and love going out for coffee with my friends. I am a not-so-secret One Direction fan, often get hooked on reality tv (Below Deck is the latest), and have a chronically messy bedroom.

I love hearing from readers, or anyone who is interested in working with me (more information on that here) so send me an email:  lena@lenatalksbeauty.com. Alongside blogging, I am on the committee for the NZBloggers group – we host events for bloggers around New Zealand. We’re always happy to hear from venues who want to host us, or provide products for goodie bags.

To get to know me, and Lena Talks Beauty a little better, here’s some recommended reading – classic posts from my archives, and some about me.

A year of blogging

5 photos that make me happy

My daily skincare routine – Winter 2017

Is Frank body scrub worth the hype – my most read post ever!

My recommendations for where do get various beauty services done in Auckland

Since it’s a beauty blog, here’s some information about me:

Skin type: Dry

Skin colour: Fairly pale, cool toned – I wear NW20 in MAC foundations.

Hair colour: Medium brown, with blonde highlights

Hair type: Normal

Lena xx

Copyright: All images are owned by Lena Duffin and may not be redistributed, reused or published without prior permission.