Voted one of the Top 10 Podcasts of 2018 by Harpers Bazaar, Outspoken Beauty is the UK's most honest, straight talking beauty podcast featuring interviews with an array of celebrities, editors and influencers in the beauty industry. Hosted by beauty editor and broadcaster Nicola Bonn. Expect fierce debate, candidness and the very best product recommendations.
In this episode I chat to the one and only Bobbi Brown. I'm so used to seeing her brand and it was fascinating to get to know the woman behind it. This is her story from owning one of the biggest makeup brands to walking away and taking her life in a whole new direction. She tells some incredible anecdotes and you'll be so inspired by her energy and ambition and the beautiful way that she juggles career and family life. Later on I chat about Ruth Crilly's incredible new project and also about the power of a Sunday self care ritual. xx
Cher and I chat about all sorts in this week's episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup. Cher tells us all about a super glamorous event she went to with Charlotte Tilbury and Joan Collins. (Wait till you hear about the marching band!) We also chat about seasonal changes, makeup storage, naughty perfume, Cher's current skincare routine and much much more. Remember that Outspoken Beauty Live is coming to a Fenwick near you. Tickets are available next week xx
In this special episode in partnership with Aromatherapy Associates, I meet writer and editor Sarah Ivens who gave up a high powered city career in magazines, moved to Kentucky and learnt how the power of nature and in particular getting out amongst it can benefit both your physical and mental health. Sarah's extensively researched, hit book "Forest Therapy - Seasonal Ways To Embrace Nature For a Happier You" proves how nature can enhance our lives in so many ways and during the episode we talk about the health benefits of getting amongst the trees, how to switch off from the pressures of every day life and why we need to incorporate new, healthier and more outdoor based habits into our lives. Sarah also tells us a bit about the changes she made in her own life and the amazing results they had on her health and we chat about the brand new Forest Therapy Oil that she has created with Aromatherapy Associates. Later on I chat through a one off skincare routine to get your glow back. I hope you find this episode inspiring and potentially life changing. It's definitely encouraged me to make some important changes xx
Having had loads of birthday celebrations (one of which involved being in a hot tub on a boat) Cher is back, on a detox and raring to go for another episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup. In this episode we chat about our resolution to get fit, spending far too much on running shoes (a definite case of all the gear and no idea) and why we never want to own an Apple Watch I give a very honest review of the new Protect and Perfect Foundation, Cher talks about a new body cream of dreams, her perfume of the year and a very exciting new lipstick collection. There's loads more in store. Hope you enjoy our weekly beauty natter xx
This episode is a slight departure from my usual in that it's not directly beauty related but focuses more on wellbeing. I've always been fascinated/confused/cynical/excited by the idea that supplements can really turn our health around. Do they actually work? Why are the good ones so expensive? What should we be taking? To answer my many questions I invited the amazing Shabir Daya onto the podcast. He is the in-house pharmacist at Victoria Health and a total fountain of knowledge on the subject. Trinny is a huge advocate of supplements (she takes up to 15 a day) and really feels that they have turned a variety of her health issues around. Trinny and Shabir argue their case for why we could all benefit from taking supplements and which ones are right for us. Later on I chat about retinol and I also make a big announcement about The Outspoken Beauty Road Show...coming soon xx
I loved recording this episode with Cher. Having just got back from a fortnight away, we had so much to catch up on. I chat through my holiday skincare routine which worked absolute wonders at keeping my skin balanced and congestion/spot free. Cher also discusses a great fake tan and the lip cream she doubles up as an eye cream. We also talk about the importance of taking time out to bond with your friends, security checks at airports and how going back on the pill has affected my body in surprising ways. All product links : outspokenbeauty.co.uk As ever feel free to DM us via Insta any time. I'm @OutspokenBeautyNicola and Cher is @CherWebbMakeup. xx
I started reading Ruth's amazing blog "A Model Recommends" years ago and I've always loved her irreverent sense of humour, incredible writing style and the fact that her recommendations are always thoroughly tested and usually spot on! I was so excited to get her on the podcast and she was everything I hoped for and more. Ruth instantly had me in peals of laughter and during the episode we chat about all sorts of things from careers to juggling motherhood and work to beauty products we love to what we should be washing our vulvas with. If you love Ruth already you'll love her even more after this and if you've never come across her then I'm almost certain you'll be a fan after getting to know her on the podcast. Enjoy the episode and make sure you join me and Cher on Wednesday xx
One of my favourite times of the week is when Cher and I get together to do this podcast. I never know what's coming and we often end up snorting with laughter. In this episode we start off talking about the best products for hands and feet but somehow get onto our experiences of laser hair removal and a lot more in between. As ever if you'd like to get in touch feel free to DM us via insta. I'm on @OutspokenBeautyNicola and Cher is @CherWebbMakeup Enjoy xx
In this special episode in partnership with Dermalogica I'm joined by the amazing Sally and Candice who are charged with the education of Dermalogica's 6000 or more skin therapists. I was totally bowled over by the huge breadth of knowledge that these women have about skin, skincare and ingredients and I found their advice empowering and incredibly educational. If you want to learn what really works for YOUR skin and are after solid, down to earth advice then this is the episode for you. Candice and Sally also answer all the questions that you asked me via Instagram. Think of this as a hands on skincare session which will leave you feeling brimming with knowledge. Later on I review two of my absolute favourite hair products. I hope you love the episode. Cher and I are back on Wednesday. Have a fab week xx
Cher's back for another episode of The Ultimate Guide To Makeup and this week we're chatting all things summer holidays. We talk about our dream destinations, the beauty must-haves that we pack and also discuss how to deal with constipation (Cher and I both get it whenever we go abroad). Cher chats through her very simple holiday routine and we discuss the importance of going easy on your skin when you're going to be in the sun every day (we both cut back on strong acids and retinol). Enjoy the episode and see you on Sunday for the ultimate skin education episode xx
In this episode I'm joined by ex-beauty editor of Glamour Alex Steinherr. Since leaving Glamour Alex has forged the most amazing career in beauty and has done it on her own terms. Not only does she produce a load of content and advice on her social channels but she has formulated a much-loved skincare range for Primark that has flown off the shelves. Alex LOVES skincare and her knowledge is endless. We talk about routines, great products and so much more. It was so great to get a bit of an insight into the world of Alex Steinherr :0) Later on I chat through my recommendations of the week including something really special from Emma Hardie. Cher and I are back on Wednesday. Have a great week in the meantime xx
Time for another brilliant episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb. This week we take you on a virtual audio journey around some of our favourite beauty shops. Cher and I tell you what we like to buy from each shop and why. This is the perfect episode if you tend to get overwhelmed when faced with loads of products. Enjoy and see you on Sunday for an amazing episode with the one and only Alex Steinherr xx
This special episode in partnership with Mother Dirt founder Jasmina Aganovic is going to blow your mind. Turn everything you thought you knew about skincare upside down and inside out and prepare to learn about a whole new way of thinking about how to treat your skin. I don't want to give too much away but during this episode you're going to learn how our modern tendency to be ultra clean has destroyed a crucial part of our skin. Scientists believe that this has helped to exacerbate a whole host of skin conditions possibly including eczema and acne. Jasmina is going to explain how a bit of dirt and a whole new way of thinking about our skin could change the future of the skincare industry forever. (I can't stop thinking about what I learnt during this interview!!) Later on in the episode I review my products of the week. Enjoy and see you on Wednesday with Cher Webb and The Ultimate Guide to Makeup xx
Monday was National Lipstick Day and in celebration of this fabulous day, Cher and I talk through a huge list of the very best lipsticks. Cher came to the studio super organised with lists of her absolute favourites in colour groups meaning that whether you like nudes, corals, reds or berries, we've got you covered! Cher and I also go a bit off piste as usual and somehow end up talking about our boobs which doesn't quite fit the lippie theme but I think you'll find amusing at the very least :0) Hope you enjoy the episode xx
Mel B is in the studio being super honest ahead of two incredible events where she'll be speaking openly about all aspects of her life including her experience of being in a violent relationship. Mel is fun, open, has amazing self confidence which I found really inspiring and she was everything I hoped she'd be. Later on I have a great chat with another fun and feisty lady. Sian Welby tells me a few of her beauty secrets and shares her secret formula for positivity. In the review section a the end of the episode I tell you about an amazing serum that fights cortisol and it's under £20!! Enjoy and see yuou with Cher Webb for The Ultimate Guide to Makeup xx
In this week's episode of the Ultimate Guide to Makeup, the brilliant Cher Webb joins me to talk all things fake tan. From tanning disasters and how to remedy them to great products that are biscuit-scent free and non-streaky to body makeup that will give you instant confidence, this is the episode for you if you hate getting your legs out as much as I do! Cher also gives a great tip involving a cotton-pad and we get onto the rather random topic of mice (Cher's biggest fear) and how they can pretty much fit into any sized hole. (Prepare to be astonished!) If you'd like to contact me or Cher you can find us on Instagram. Cher's is @CherWebbMakeup and mine is @OutspokenBeautyNicola. We love to hear from you and will always get back to your DMs. Products mentioned in the episode include: Isle of Paradise Tanning Water Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops Bondi Sands Tan remover Clarins tanning drops for face/body Vita Liberate Body Blur in Cafe Creme Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs MAC Face and Body St Tropez Gradual Tan
She's been in the beauty industry for 25 years and her straight talking, no nonsense approach has won her hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans. Nadine Baggott is a woman who seriously knows her beauty stuff and in this episode she joins me for an honest and outspoken chat about the ingredients that really work, products we can trust and also advice on how to sort the facts from the fiction about subjects such as the safety of parabens. Nadine isn't afraid to speak her mind and I love her for it. If you're into you're beauty, you'll find this chat refreshing and informative. Later in the episode I chat about a recent spa visit that was truly spectacular as well as talking through some great mascaras. I also talk about a failed hypnotism session!! Hope you love listening to this as much as I enjoyed doing the interview. Join me again on Wednesday for The Ultimate Guide to Makeup With Cher Webb xx
You know those products that you keep buying again and again because you genuinely feel that you can't live without them or that they have changed your life for the better? Well this episode is all about them. Cher and I chat about the products that make us feel happy, the ones that sum up who we are, the ones that have saved our skin (literally) and that help us to relax. This is our list of the hero products that never let us down and all of which we would pack if we were on a desert island. We also somehow manage to weave in the topics of anger in the workplace, orgasmic births and what NOT to use Dove Soap for! Enjoy :0)
In this episode I take a trip backstage at the Cambridge Theatre Covent Garden and meet the incredible Hayden Tee who plays Miss Trunchball in Matilda (my favourite musical of all time). Join me in Hayden's fabulous dressing room as we drink in the buzzing atmosphere as everyone prepares for that night's performance and get to know a truly sensational man. Not only is Hayden an actor but he's also a trained makeup artist and we cover so much in this episode from confidence and anxiety to androgynous makeup, to creating his own beauty concoctions to what it's like playing such a huge part on the West End stage. Later in the episode I chat through some brilliant instant tanning products as well as giving you all the gossip from Emma Hardie Skincare's 10th birthday. If you want to continue the conversation or ask me anything then give me a DM on Insta at @OutspokenBeautyNicola xx
In this episode international makeup superstar Cher Webb joins me to discuss the beauty must haves that the two of us rush to buy when we're abroad. From iconic French products that are SO much cheaper in France to amazing stuff that you can only get in the USA to a wonderful Australian SPF, this episode is your must have guide just as we approach holiday season. If you'd like to ask me or Cher anything then give us a DM on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola and @CherWebbMakeup xx
Get ready to meet a woman who is going to shake up your routine and your views on beauty. Paula Begoun is probably one of the most knowledgable, outspoken and honest people in the beauty industry (they don't call her the cosmetics cop for nothing). She has published multiple books on the subject of cosmetics and skincare, been on The Oprah Show (amongst many others) and has her own high performing skincare line called "Paula's Choice". Basically if there's anything that this woman doesn't know about skincare then it isn't worth knowing. I loved getting to know this amazing woman and her feisty views. If there was ever a person who summed up the spirit of Outspoken Beauty it is Paula! Later in the episode I revisit a phenomenal day cream/makeup base and wax lyrical about my new favourite bronzer. Any questions for me or Paula give me a DM @OutspokenBeautyNicola xxx
My partner in crime Cher Webb is back and in this episode we talk about keeping your makeup looking spot on when it's hot. Cher has some amazing tips and if you're a bride to be you seriously need to listen to this episode. Later on we talk about one of the most exciting beauty store launches in recent years, what makes Advanced Night Repair so special and going makeup free. If you have any questions for me or Cher we always try and get back to our DMs on Insta. You can find me @outspokenbeautynicola and Cher @cherwebbmakeup.
In this episode of Outspoken Beauty I'm joined by Caggie Dunlop who you may remember from her Made In Chelsea days. When I met Caggie we hit it off instantly and the resulting conversation is very open, quite raw in places and snort enducingly funny (well I think so anyway). Join me and Caggie as we talk major life changes, sage burning, skincare, how people perceive you and much more. I tell a story involving my Mum and a maid's outfit (yes it is as bad as it sounds but not quite as dodgy) and Caggie chats about her new relationship. I have a feeling you're going to really enjoy this one. Later on in the episode I share the results of my natural deoderant challenge. (I spent a hot, busy day wearing one natural deoderant under one arm and another under the other...all will be revealed! I also share my new skincare routine now that my skin is feeling less sensitive. If you like what you hear then as ever it would be amazing if you can rate the pod in iTunes. Cher will be back for our mid-week episode xx
She's back from a fabulous trip to Paris and is positively brimming with recommendations this week. Join me and Cher Webb as we discuss everything from how to rock a green eyeshadow to a gem of a lipstick from Bourjois to some exciting beauty finds at Boots (including an egg based body mousse) to the perfect shade of pink lippie from Charlotte Tilbury's new collection. We've tried to focus on products that are as affordable as possible but there are a few luxury ones thrown in there too. There should be something great for everyone's budget. If you would like to ask either Cher or myself anything beauty related then DM us on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola or @CherWebbMakeup
In this episode I meet two incredibly strong women with very different stories to tell. Jasmina Vico is the super talented facialist who helps Killing Eve's Jodie Comer get her incredible glow. What I love about Jasmina is that she doesn't suffer fools gladly and does skin very much HER way. Her knowledge is deep and her commitment to educating herself about the skin and health in general is like nothing I've ever come across. I like to think of Jasmina as a much needed rebel in a world where many skin experts follow a similar set of rules. Check out Jasmina's website jasminavico.com for more. (She'll give you the best and most fascinating facial of you life...I've experienced it and it was like the very best sort of witchcraft). Later in the episode I meet the totally inspiring Camille Knowles whose eczema journey took her from rock bottom to becoming an "eczema warrior" where she empowers other people to take control and get better both physically and emotionally. You can join her incredibly inspiring Instagram group @camilleknowles and make sure you check out her book The Beauty of Eczema if you or someone else suffers from a skin condition and needs empowering. Towards the end of the episode I review some great products for sensitive skin and a truly incredible lipstick you can grab for a tenner in Boots.
In this special bonus episode with Dermalogica, the lovely Georgia Toffolo joins me almost a year after our first episode to talk about how her journey to skin confidence is going. If you heard our first episode together, Toff talked openly about how her acne has not only been physically painful but has also had an effect on her mental health. Slowly though she has come to terms with it and when we last spoke, she had gone makeup free on national TV which was a huge challenge for her at the time. She's in an amazing place now and her confidence levels have gone through the roof. She is one of the faces of a groundbreaking new Dermalogica campaign where she goes totally makeup free once again and talks openly and honestly about her journey to feeling happy in her skin. In this episode we talk about why the Dermalogica Campaign is so special and groundbreaking, how Toff now feels happy to show people her acne scars and why healthy, glowy skin with texture is something we should all embrace. Forget flawless and so called perfect skin....now it's all about loving the skin you're in and being a true Skindividual!
In this episode I'm joined by a woman who I instantly clicked with. It's the wonderfully honest, open and funny Estee Lalonde (she had me snorting with laughter). Our conversation takes many twists and turns and covers a whole range of topics from the power of a bath to pubic hair to great skincare as a preference to makeup to vaping CBD. Later in the episode I talk about the breathing technique I use to overcome my anxiety, an amazing perfume that sadly didn't last on my skin and a truly fantastic new night time serum. Remember to rate us in iTunes if you're enjoying the Pod. It makes all the difference. Thanks xx
My partner in crime Cher Webb is back and in this episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup we chat through everything from SPF sprays to incredible skincare from Superdrug to the power of a Chanel Palette to She Wees! Cher also chats about a very exciting (and swanky) event happening in her house tonight and we reflect on toilet politics at festivals. If you're enjoying the series we'd love you to rate us in iTunes and you can get in touch via the Outspoken Beauty Instagram account: @OutspokenBeautyNicola
This is one of my favourite interviews of all time. Hollywood actress and entrepreneur Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) joins me for an incredibly honest and fascinating conversation about the politics of Hollywood beauty and how she has no shame in being really vocal and fighting these ideals. Noomi, who has recently launched a breathtaking perfume collection, also talks about her powerful relationship with scent and how she wears a different fragrance for every new character that she takes on. There's so much more to the interview and I just can't wait for you to get to know this incredible woman. Later on I talk about some of the best products that I've been testing recently. If you're enjoying the podcast then please do rate us on iTunes and remember you can always continue the conversation on my Instagram (@OutspokenBeautyNicola). Enjoy xx
This is the place to come for the very best and honest beauty recommendations. In this episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup Cher and I chat through a brilliant new product from Clinique, a cheap and REALLY cheerful lipgloss, a super glowy product from Natasha Denona and much much more. We also chat about a huge event that Cher did recently with Sali Hughes and Alex Steinherr and when to reveal your tattoos at a posh wedding. (Cher's body is a work of art!) You can find Cher on Instagram @Cherwebbmakeup and get up to date with all the latest podcast news @outspokenbeautynicola.
Zanna Roberts Rassi is the co-founder of Milk Makeup and this is her story of big opportunities in London, true love in New York and the creation of a brand with no boundaries that has in so many ways been a leader in the current beauty revolution. (A revolution that says we can be who we want and wear what we want). After my amazing chat with Zanna I'll tell you about the best foundation I've ever used, an excellent hyaluronic acid and my naughty little beauty habit. If you're enjoying the podcast it would be fab if you can rate it on iTunes and if you ever want to get in touch you can find me on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola
The gorgeous Cher Webb joins me for a chat about the products that we've been testing and loving this month. From a mind-blowingly good body oil to a luminous bronzer to a budget foundation that is as good as ones that are three times the price, if you're a beauty junky this is definitely the episode for you. Product list: Jo Malone Nectarine Honey and Blossom Babyliss Big Tong Batiste Dry Shampoo and Colour Protect Dior Addict Face and Body Foundation Face Glow Palette (Dior) Givenchy Summer Collection – Healthy Glow Powder Limited Edition Better You Magnesium Flakes Murad SPF 30 Diptique Fleur de Peau moisturiser Palmers Cocoa Butter Botanico Vida Omega Oil Living Proof Texturising Spray Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Hair Wash Decleor Sunkissed Cream
In this episode I head to Tamara Ecclestone's beautiful home and we have a good old chinwag about great hair, hydra facials, how to grow your lashes after disastrous extensions and also about how motherhood has changed Tamara and how she feels about herself. Tamara is an easygoing and really down to earth woman and I hope you enjoy getting to know the real her. Later in the episode I talk about the pillars of a good skin routine and the fascinating brand Mother Dirt. They have produced a range of products to replenish the live bacteria on our skin with groundbreaking results.
In this episode Cher and I have a good catch up about last week’s Outspoken Beauty Live. Cher shares details of all the products that she used on stage to give me the best glow I’ve EVER had in my life. We also talk about application technique and how the right tools and use of your fingers can make all the difference. We also talk about Milk Makeup, having orgasms in your sleep (don’t ask!) and how when it comes to skincare, simple really can be best. You can find Cher on Instagram @Cherwebbmakeup If you want details of the next Outspoken Beauty Live you can contact me on Instagram Messenger. (@OutspokenBeautyNicola)
The lovely Dr Sam is back for another episode and with summer round the corner she’s here to tell us EVERYTHING we need to know about sun protection. Sam is passionate about this subject and if you are in any way confused about what protection you should be using, where and when, she’s got all the answers and more. Later in the episode I review some products from the Revitalash range and also talk about a rather stingy magnesium oil. For more about Dr Sam have a look at her website. I also swear by her skincare line…it’s one of the best!
In this episode makeup artist to the stars Cher Webb is back for our weekly episode to tell me all about her experience of the BAFTAS 2019 where she was one of the leading makeup artists. From chatting through some of the looks that she created to sharing her tips for the perfect eye flick and how to create a glowy base that stays put, Cher has got fantastic advice and anecdotes inspired by the big night (where she got rather tipsy thanks to a vodka luge....more on that in the episode :0)
In this special episode in partnership with Dermalogica, I meet founder of the brand Jane Wurwand. Jane's story is quite incredible. From the death of her father to career advice from her mother that she'd never forget to moving country and starting one of the most successful skincare brands in the world, Jane's story could (and possibly should) be the script for a Hollywood movie. As well as hearing Jane's story, also expect incredible advice if you're wanting to change career, inspiration and a huge feeling of empowerment. Jane is one of those women who makes you feel that anything is possible. Later in the episode I talk about the most carnal, astonishing fragrance that was introduced to me by a friend. I instantly ordered it and can't stop spritzing it at every opportunity.
Makeup artist extraordinaire Cher Webb is back from her travels to Bali and in this episode she has loads of top tips about her holiday must haves. From the best sun screens (and one that is not so good), to fabulous bronzers and the one face serum that she is never ever without, Cher as ever has some great recommendations. Cher is also on hand to answer your beauty dilemmas and has loads of amazing responses to the questions you've been asking on my Insta (@Outspokenbeautynicola). As ever we go slightly off piste and end up chatting about colonic irrigations and pink Barbie shoes (don't ask!) Don't forget to book to come to our event on the 16th May. We have about 10 tickets left and you can buy them via Eventbrite. (There's a link in the bio on my Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola Products mentioned in the episode (all links via outspokenbeauty.co.uk) Dr Jart Ceramide Sheet Mask Creme De La Mer SPF 30 Skinceuticals Resveratrol B E (Nicola's fav) Kiko Milano Velvet Matte Passion Lipstick in Coral - Elemis Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist Spray Jo Malone Myrhh and Tonka cologne NARS Natural Radiant Foundation IT Cosmetics CC Cream (Matte) IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Mac Pro Longer Concealer NARS Powder Blush Bare Minerals Powder Blush Dr Dennis Gross Moisture Cushion Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil Indeed Labs Hydraluron Givenchy Healthy Glow Bronzer Piz Buin SPF 50 (lips) L'Occitane hand cream with SPF Bumble and Bumble Detangling Leave in Conditioner MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara Diptique Body Balm
Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, this is your chance to experience the Oscars of the beauty industry aka The CEW Beauty Awards. Just imagine the scene....you're in the ballroom at the Hilton Park Lane, the air is filled with expensive fragrance, hairspray and the nerve tinged chatter of some of the most famous names in beauty. Everyone is waiting to hear who will win the most prestigious awards in the industry......awards that could potentially propel a brand to global success. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty I take you behind the scenes at the awards and chat to some of the winners. Expect excitement from Jules Von Hep, news on Beauty Banks from Sali Hughes, industry chit chat with Alison Young and a great insight into some of the most exciting brands in the UK from the people behind them. I'll also guide you through some of the winning products, telling you why I love them and my tips for how to use them most effectively. Products/brands featured in the episode: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick Rituals The Ritual of Holi Shower Foam The Handmade Soap Company NARS Climax Mascara Isle of Paradise Tanning Water Molton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose Perfume Elemis Peptide4 Mask and Eye Cream Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow Drunk Elephant Retinol
*This episode was created in partnership with Merumaya* In this episode I’m joined by force of nature Maleka Dattu who is the founder of skincare brand Merumaya. When Maleka founded Merumaya she wanted to come up with a line of products that would out perform many on the market but that would always be affordable. She put her heart and soul into creating a line of very special products and many hours were spent accompanied by a group of the UK’s most talented cosmetic scientists coming up with exciting and effective formulas. Maleka is passionate about cutting through the BS and never tricking her customers with clever marketing speak or promises she can’t keep. She believes in real women feeling confident and empowered. She never pays influencers for reviews and her integrity is incredibly important to her. (Caroline Hirons is a fan too)
There are so many skincare products out there that sometimes it gets totally overwhelming and we have no idea what we should be putting on our faces and when. In this no nonsense episode Mark and Colette who are the founders of the Inkey List, sit down with me and chat through the ingredients that we should be using, where to put them in our routines and the things that you should never mix. They also talk through some of their top ingredients and give us an insight into why they launched the brand and how it's growing at a huge rate. Later on I give you some gossip from the CEW Awards (The Oscars of the beauty industry) and tell you about a great shampoo and conditioner for body and bounce and a fake tan oil that is beautifully non-streaky.
The lovely Cher Webb is back and she's all a flutter about the new Pat McGrath collection. During the episode she talks about her very favourite products and why she thinks the lipsticks are some of the best on the market. Later on we chat through some of the new products that Cher has been trialling including an affordable Vichy Serum that is as good as far more expensive equivalents, an incredible NARS eyeshadow pallet filled with suit all shades and a banana related collection that has brightened up her face. Don't forget that you can meet Cher in person on 16th May 2019 at the first Outspoken Beauty Live event. You can buy tickets here
Jo Elvin has been on my top list of podcast guests for a long while and I finally got her into the studoio. Yay! In this episode we have one of my best sorts of chats where the conversation darts about and you never know where you're going to emd up next. We chatted abouth everything from dogs to clothes our husbands hate to how far we can trust beauty influencerss versus journalists. Jo chatted about a life editing some of our most iconic magazines and what she feels women really want. She also gives a very honest account about how she sees herslef when she looks in the mirror. Jo is intelligent, naturally quick and has the irreverent style of humour that I love so much. Later on I talk about my favourite body butter of all time and recommend a hair salon where you're guarenteed a great cut and good chat! If you're enjoying this series then I'd be realllly grateful if you can spread the word and say lovely things about us in your iTunes Reviews xx
She's one of the UK's most in demand makeup artists and each week she joins the Outspoken Beauty Podcast to give her must-have hints and tips. The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb is back and in this episode we're talking about makeup storage solutions. Cher has got some amazing ideas and tips for affordable products to help you get organised and make your makeup area look really lovely. (Just call her Mrs Hinch!) We also talk makeup brushes, crazy budgies, shelfies and the importance of flowers. All product links here xx
You know how much I love an entrepreneur, well I couldn't wait to get Sherille Riley into the studio to talk about her journey from trainee beautician to becoming the founder of Nails and Brows Mayfair and her own product range which is called The Beauty Edit Mayfair. (She also designs the brows of a very very famous member of the Royal Family but I'm not allowed to say any more or I'll get into trouble!) Sherille's passion, enthusiasm and determination are a real inspiration, especially if you're thinking of taking the leap and starting your own business. Later in the episode I recommend not only some fab beauty products but also a cheap and cheerful holiday where you're guaranteed fabulous fish and chips and a good dose of sea air. Remember to follow me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola and if you like the podcast spread the word :0) xx
In this episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Nicola gives her opinion on some mascaras that she has been trying and testing. From a high performing mascara that you can get for £3.99 to one that enhances your lashes to one that is coming to the UK and is set to be a hit, Nicola goes into detail about why she loves them. She also chats about her recent beauty product edit and how she stores her makeup. Cher Webb will be back next week but in the mean time enjoy this mini midweek pod from the host of The Outspoken Beauty Podcast.
When Zoe Hardman was younger she felt incredibly judged on the way that she looked. She also suffered from eating disorders. However, as she has got older and had kids, her whole attitude to the importance of beauty changed. In this incredibly honest and upfront episode of Outspoken Beauty, Zoe speaks from the heart about her journey to finally accepting herself and discovering what really matters to her. Nicola and Zoe also have a good old gossip about her favourite beauty products....she's definitely a woman who likes to glow! Later on, Nicola talks about the incredible Pat McGrath launch at Selfridges and reviews her favourite product in the range. She also recommends the ultimate hairbrush if your barnet is a knotty nightmare. Download via Acast, iTunes or your favourite podcast platform.
Cher's a busy lady this week so there's a very special one off episode in store for you. This was a recent live recording of The Outspoken Beauty Podcast (in front of an audience of beauty industry insiders....scary!) with the incredible Jules Von Hep and Anita Bhagwandas. The conversation was about the products that mean the most to us and why. From the hand cream that my Mum always uses to the smell that reminds Jules of his ex to the Indian hair product that Anita no longer rejects, these are the beauty products that have a huge emotional resonance in our lives. This episode is proof that beauty is anything but shallow.
Sarah Lindsay spent the best part of 20 years training to be and then achieving her dream of being an Olympic skater but then at the age of 30 she decided to change her life completely and fulfilled another ambition, becoming one of the country's most renowned personal trainers. Since then, Sarah has opened a fitness and wellbeing empire called Roar Fitness and is an incredibly successful entrpreneur. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty, Sarah talks about fulfilling dreams, living the Olympic life, how to deal with major changes and the importance of looking after our health. Nicola and Sarah also talk through her beauty routine and favourite products. Later on Nicola talks about hot flushes, an amazing new product from Emma Hardie and the most spectacular highlighter.
International celebrity makeup artist Cher Webb joins Nicola with a list of the very best product recommendations and techniques as they delve further into the secrets of her beauty kit in this epside of The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup. Cher talks about the ultimate fake lashes (and glue), a beautiful red lippie that won't budge, the foundation that she is never without and the many ways that you can use Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk. Cher and Nicola also have an exciting announcement! If skincare and makeup are your thing, this series is a must listen.
Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka is a force of nature. Her brilliantly quirky sense of humour, honesty and openness are only half the story. Anna also works tirelessly to fight for flexible working hours, particularly for parents. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty, Nicola and Anna cover a wide and at times unexpected list of topics. From getting rid of hangups to finding happiness to balancing work/parenthood to dry humping, this episode really does explore it all. Anna is bound to have you laughing out loud and hopefully feeling great. Nicola and Anna also have a natter about the beauty products that she swears by.
Cher Webb is one of the country's most renowned and sought after makeup artists and every week she joins Nicola to share recommendations, hints and tips in The Ultimate Guide To Makeup. In this episode Nicola delves once again into the secret world of Cher's professional makeup kit. Cher talks through her must-have products, how she makes her own lipstick palettes, some of her most memorable makeup jobs, how she keeps all her brushes clean and how there are many uses for Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. Products mentioned in the episode: Lord and Berry Black Liner Inglot fluid liquid liner Teddy Kohl from Mac Mac Pro long wear paint pots (groundwear shade) Trish McAvoy eye base Surat Eyelash Curler (Liberty) NARS/MAC/Makeup forever - make your own palettes Urban Decay Cherry Naked Palette Naked 1, 2 and Heat Nars Climax mascara In Extreme Dimension 3d black Mascara (MAC) YSL Original Mascara Clinique bottom Lash Mascara
Whenever you see the likes of Laura Anderson, Tamara Ecclestone and Megan Barton-Hanson looking super glam the chances are that one man and one man only has done their makeup and that man is Mikey Phillips. Mikey is the King of the glow, huge lashes and beautiful skin and has a gift for making women look absolutely incredible. Mikey wasn't always a makeup artist though and in this episode he tells Nicola the at times hilarious story of his journey from international singing superstar (with a difference) to celebrity makeup artist extraordinaire. Nicola also delves into his (huge) makeup kit and they chat through some of his favourite products. Later in the episode Nicola chats about the Cult Beauty #Vulvalution and reviews a great new acid exfoliator from Kate Somerville.
Cher's away so this week Nicola is going solo and talking about one of her favourite topics..... skincare routines. In this mini episode she talks about the routine that she really swears by and recommends to the most people. She's made sure that all the products mentioned are affordable and yet really effective. There is one expensive exception which is her absolute hero product and budget allowing, is worth splashing out on. If you're struggling with which skincare products to buy and how to use them once you take them home then this is definitely the episode for you.
Natalie Lee aka Style me Sunday inspires thousands of women with her messages of empowerment on her blog, Instagram and podcast. Formerly a midwife, Natalie now works tirelessly to encourage women to love their bodies, express themselves with fashion and makeup and to put a middle finger up at the patriachy. She is fiercely intelligent and opinionated and her views on race and what defines beauty are truly enlightening and in this episode she joins Nicola for a brilliantly candid conversation. Later in the episode Nicola reviews a great liquid blusher from Suqqu and a primer that blurs out fine lines. For all the latest on the podcast, you can follow Nicola on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola
Cher Webb is back for The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup and this week she's sharing the secrets of her professional makeup kit. From the bags that she uses for storage to the emergency products that she always has on her and the products that every makeup artist covets, this is a fascinating look into the tools of the trade from one of the very best pro makeup artists in the UK. As ever, Cher has loads of great tips and secrets to share including the foundation that makes models look flawless on the catwalk.
In this episode of Outspoken beauty Nicola is joined by cosmetic Doctor, Dr Esho. Dr Esho is one of the most sought after and trusted practitioners of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. He's enhanced many celebrity faces and can tell the work that someone's had done from a mile off. During the episode Nicola talks to him about the ethics, psychology and the arguments surrounding cosmetic surgery and procedures. They discuss the dangers of going to someone inexperienced and also chat about what happens when cosmetic work goes too far. Later in the episode , the brilliant cosmetic scientist Lorna Radford is back to tell us about Korean Beauty. Being half Korean herself she is especially interested in their forward thinking technology and Nicola and Lorna look at how many exciting Korean trends are set to come to the UK. Finally, Nicola speaks honestly about her recent experience of lash extensions and gives tips on how to make them last as long as possible.
Cher Webb joins Nicola for The Ultimate Guide to Makeup and this episode is an Oscars 2019 special. Nicola and Cher chat through the standout looks from the red carpet, some of the products behind them and Cher gives her inside guide to how these amazing looks come together for big award ceremonies. Cher has worked with Helen Mirren, Olivia Coleman and Lady Gaga in the past and she shares some lovely memories too. For all the latest on the podcast, follow us on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola. You can also find Cher @CherWebbmakeup
This is a must listen episode with two incredible guests. The first part sees Nicola joined by Trinny Woodall who's on a mission to empower us. If you're feeling in a bit of a rut, lacking in confidence and don't really know what you want from life at the moment then this really is the episode for you. Trinny's energy is catching and her advice will hopefully inspire you to make some changes. The second part of the podcast features one of the most celebrated women in the beauty industry. Sylvie Chantecaille launched Chantecaille over 20 years ago with formulations and ideas that were ahead of their time (in a big way). She joins Nicola to tell her story, talk about her passion for the environment and chat about the future of beauty. The episode ends with Nicola reviewing a beauty tool that she has fallen a little bit in love with against the odds!
It's that time of the week again. Cher Webb, the makeup artist that all the stars love is back with The Ultimate Guide to Makeup and in this episode she's telling us everything we need to know about brows. From the different brow treatments on offer to the products that she swears by to the secret techniques that will ensure that your brows are utterly "en fleek", if you need a bit of brow confidence then this is the episode for you. Cher also tells some brilliant stories about the things she has to do to models' brows at the big fashion shows.
Nicola Elliott Moss founded Neom whilst dealing with pregnancy and small children. It is now a hugely successful and celebrated brand whose products grace the shelves of many a home across the UK and beyond. Nicola sometimes surprises people by being anything but the cliche of the meditative, zen woman that people expect her to be. (Aren't all people who work with aromatherapy like that??!!) Instead, she is an outspoken, sweary, brutally honest type of woman who you want to go and have a glass of wine with the minute you meet her. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty, Nicola chats to Nicola Bonn about everything from the challenges of launching and maintaining a successful business with small kids to suffering with anxiety, to challenging perceptions, to wellbeing without the bull and of course her swearing habit. It's a must listen episode with one of the most successful beauty entrepreneurs in the UK. You can follow all the latest Outspoken Beauty news on Instagram here
Celebrity Makeup Artist Cher Webb joins Nicola for another episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup. This week they're talking through night time skincare routines and list some of their favourite products and techniques for helping you on the way to beautiful, glowing skin. From affordable cleansers to an award winning serum to jade rollers the episode is brimming with recommendations. Nicola and Cher also talk about the power of candles and Cher has a recommendation for a magical product from MAC that does it all.
Vick Hope is an intelligent and empowering woman with a lot of opinions (the perfect guest for Outspoken Beauty!). She's best known for co-hosting the Capital Breakfast Show and being a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing although she has a lot more strings to her bow including being able to speak numerous languages and a career as a journalist in Argentina. In this episode Vic talks to Nicola about how going makeup free can show that you mean business in a man's world. She also discusses burn-out and how to listen to your body and take action, getting up in the early hours and the fetishisation of hair. Vick also has some great beauty recommendations. This is an episode that will leave you energised and ready for action! Make sure you follow @OutspokenBeautyPodcast on Instagram for all the latest.
Makeup artist to the stars Cher Webb is back for another episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup. In this episode, Cher and Nicola are talking through the very best budget skincare and makeup products, most of which can be found at your local chemist. From a foundation that is as good as one three times its price to beautiful eyeshadow palettes for under a tenner and excellent skincare for less than a Macdonalds Big Mac Meal, this is the episode for you if you want to add some brilliant bargains to your beauty collection. Cher and Nicola do The Ultimate Guide to Makeup every Wednesday and you can find out all the latest on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyPodcast and Cher's page @Cherwebbmakeup This Sunday Nicola talks to the amazing Vic Hope about the politics of hair, crazy working hours and knowing when and how to focus on your wellbeing
Dr Sam Bunting is widely known as London's best dermatologist and she is one of the leading authorities on acne. There isn't a thing that Sam doesn't know about skincare and in this episode she joins Nicola to cut through the beauty jargon and have an honest conversation about the skincare ingredients that REALLY work and that we should be incorporating into our daily routines. Dr Sam also gives some fascinating insight into her views on cleansing routines (she is NOT a fan of the double cleanse) and why fragranced balms and oils may feel nice but might actually be stripping our skin. Prepare to have a lot of your views on skincare challenged! At the end of the episode Nicola reviews some of her favourite beauty products of the week.
In this episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup Cher and Nicola go a bit off piste and talk about one of their favourite all time subjects....perfume. From the scents that summed up their teenage years to the ones that they can't get enough of now, this episode is full of recommendations and is perfect if you're looking for new fragrance inspiration. Get ready for a chat about everything from Charlie Red to Frederick Malle's Portrait of A Lady. If you fancy following Cher on Instagram you can find her @CherWebbMakeup. For all things Outspoken Beauty follow us @OutspokenBeautyPodcast.
Lily Pebbles is back on Outspoken Beauty and this time it's personal. In this episode she has a wonderfully honest and revealing chat about the ups and downs of her pregnancy, how she feels about becoming a Mum and how having a baby might change her career and life forever. Nicola and Lily also talk about the changes in her body and the beauty products that she swears by at the moment. Lily is suffering from eczema around her eye and has some great tips and her other recommendations are great whether you're pregnant or not. Later in the episode Nicola talks through her recent experience of acupuncture, how she's doing with Jodie Kidd's Balance Your Life plan and recommends the most beautiful base that makes your skin look natural but glowy, dewy and blurs out imperfections. You can download this episode via your favourite podcast platform. For all the latest on the podcast check out Outspokenbeauty.co.uk and follow us on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyPodcast
Lisa Potter Dixon and Sophie Beresiner join Nicola for another #BackChatBeauty X #OutspokenBeauty Special. This episode sees them discuss why "New Year New You" is possibly the most annoying term of all time, beauty fails, why the 90's are coming back and what the big beauty trends for 2019 will be including the arrival of MILK Makeup. You can also expect the usual rowdiness, a bit of singing from Lisa and a lot of laughter. Lisa (Head of makeup at Benefit and makeup artist extraordinaire) and Sophie (Beauty Director at Elle), can be found doing #BackChatBeauty on Instagram.
If you’re into skincare then you are going to LOVE this episode. Cher and Nicola talk through every stage of the detox process from cleansing to exfoliating to masks, serums and moisturising. As ever they share the products that they have tested and loved. (You can find a full list at outspokenbeauty.co.uk) Nicola and Cher also end up talking about an Anne Summers Party that went a bit wrong and Cher lets us into some of the secrets and realities of being a high flying makeup artist on the fashion show circuit. If you're enoying the podcast remember to spread the word and rate us if you get a chance. You can keep up to date with all the latest by following us on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyPodcast.
Jodie Kidd was one of the world's most renowned supermodels in the 90's but her career was put to an abrupt end when her anxiety changed her life forever. In this episode Jodie joins Nicola to talk about both the fabulous and fraught sides of a successful model's life. She is incredibly honest about anxiety attacks that eventually stopped her from leaving the house and how she got over them. Nicola and Jodie chat about the new found balance that she has found in her life, how she got there and her new book Balance Your Life. Finally, Nicola has a good old rummage through Jodie's makeup and best beauty products. A must listen episode for a good dose of inspiration. For all the pictures from the episode give us a follow on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyPodcast
Makeup artist to the stars Cher Webb joins Nicola for another bite-sized episode of The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup. This week Nicola and Cher talk you through the very best bronzers on the market and how to use them. From high-end Chanel bronzers to brilliant options that you can pick up from your local chemist, these recommendations will have you looking the right-shade of sun-kissed in no time and Cher will tell you exactly how you should be applying them. You can find Cher on Instagram @Cherwebbmakeup and the Instagram page for the pod is @OutspokenBeautyPodcast
Comedian Lauren Pattison is being hailed as the next big British comedy star. One of her most popular acts sees her proudly lifting her top and showing the audience her chronic psoriasis. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty we discover the journey that got her to this point and how being a woman and wearing makeup on the mainly male dominated comedy circuit can be challenging to say the least. In the second half of the episode scientist Katherine Templar Lewis is here to tell us why smiling can make us live longer and enhance our lives in more ways than you'd ever believe. She is a huge advocate of red lipstick and explains why it has had such a hugely important role in history and politics and why we should all be wearing it. The episode finishes with Nicola reviewing the very best moisturiser to wear under your makeup and a few more products that have got her excited. Always massively appreciative if you rate us and spread the word if you're enjoying the pod and do give us a follow on Insta @OutspokenBeautyPodcast
A great blusher, well applied can work wonders! In this episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Cher and Nicola chat through the best blushers on the market, the skin types they work best on and how to apply them. They also go a bit off piste and end up having a rather intimate conversation about their underwear drawers and the arduous lengths they used to go to when impressing the men they have now married...oh how things have changed :0) For a full list of products mentioned in the episode go to outspokenbeauty.co.uk You can follow Cher on Insta @Cherwebbmakeup and we can be found @outspokenbeautypodcast
Vasiliki Petrou is one of the most powerful people in beauty and also one of the loveliest. Not only is she the Executive Vice President/Group CEO of Unilever Prestige and the President of CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women), but she is a woman who fundamentally believes that a beauty brand must do a lot more than produce great products. Vasiliki only takes on brands with a purpose and that purpose has to be one for the greater good. From helping vulnerable women, entrepreneurs and the environment, every brand under the Unilever Prestige title is doing something world-changing. This episode is a chance to get to know one of the big decision makers in the beauty industry intimately. The brilliant Cosmetic Scientist Lorna Radford is back to demystify Vitamin C and talk us through three different products that contain this wonder ingredient. Finally, Nicola talks us through an incredible product that will make your skin glow and a fantastic oil cleanser. If you love the podcast, remember to rate us and spread the word. Also gove us a follow on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyPodcast
If you're not feeling Christmassy yet then this may just be the thing you need. Join Sophie Beresiner, Lisa Potter Dixon and Nicola Bonn for a festive smorgasbord of prosecco, glitter, gifts and elves. (There's even a bit of carol singing in there too). Sophie (beauty director at Elle Magazine) and Lisa (makeup artist extraordinaire) join Nicola to share stories of Christmasses past, Christmas Day makeup, unexpected New Year snogs and why there really is nothing like this time of year.
Leighton Denny MBE started his career as a fork lift driver but eventually became one of the most in-demand manicurists in the world. Celebrities including Joan Collins flocked to him to have their nails done. Soon his empire grew. He owned a huge beauty salon in Central London and launched successful nail, lipstick and perfume brands. Leighton is the ultimate entrepreneur and his story is fascinating. He also has great nailcare advice and a brilliant sense of humour. You'll love him! In the second part of the episode Nicola is joined by Karen Ballou, the founder of clean skincare brand Immunocologie. They did a live debate about whether the future of skincare is clean and it's a really interesting listen, particularly if you can't decide which skincare "tribe" you belong to. Finally, Nicola gives some great recommendations including an old favourite cleanser that she's fallen in love with all over again. Enjoy all the latest gossip about Outspoken Beauty on Instagram: @OutspokenBeautyPodcast and check out product recommendations at outspokenbeauty.co.uk.
International makeup artist to the stars Cher Webb joins Nicola for another episode of the acclaimed Outspoken Beauty: Ultimate Guide to Makeup. In this week's episode they're talking through the very best concealers on the market and how to use them. From the best undereye concealers to the ones that have the ability to cover tattoos, they talk through some of the most innovative and effective concealers available. Whatever your skin-type or concern, Cher has the perfect concealer recommendation for you. All product links at outspokenbeauty.co.uk. Instagram: @outspokenbeautypodcast.
In this episode Nicola is joined by the incredible Jules Von Hep. He is one of the loveliest people in the beauty industry and apart from being the king of the spray tan, he also makes it his responsibility to make women feel good about their bodies. Join Jules for a good old chin wag about tanning, tarot cards and the importance of self belief and body confidence. He also chats about seeing celebrities in just their knickers, how he launched his own brand and why he wants to make the tanning experience a spiritual one. Later in the episode Nicola talks about a truly excellent brand of makeup brushes and the spray that is guaranteed to take your hair to new heights.
Makeup artist to the stars, Cher Webb, joins Nicola for another episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup. This week they're talking about foundations and Cher goes into great detail about the best way to apply them, the best foundations for different skin types and the ones that you need to buy. Whether you want glowy, dewy skin, a foundation with UVA and B protection, something that will work really well with acne or the perfect foundation that won't cling to your wrinkles (plus many more recommendations), this is the episode for you.
Val Garland is arguably the best makeup artist that the world has ever seen. She is an artist in the truest sense of the word and the way that she incorporates unexpected materials and use of colour in her work is a feast for the senses. She breaks boundaries and rules and is the woman that every model wants to be made up by and every makeup artist wants to be. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty Val takes us on a journey through brawls at fashion shows, unexpected experiences with Vivienne Westwood and never to be forgotten encounters with Kate Moss. She also shares her story...the kind of girl she was and how she grew to love working with makeup. Val and Nicola also talk about the meaning of beauty, why we wear makeup and she has some fantastic product tips for real women. Whether you're interested in makeup, art or just want to get to know a truly iconic woman, this is the episode for you!
Nicola is joined again by internationally renowned makeup artist Cher Webb for your mid-week guide to makeup. This episode is your ultimate guide to all things mascara and is brimming with product recommendations and tricks of the trade. Whether you want huge lashes without having to get extensions, are looking for the perfect lower lash mascara or want to learn how to curl your lashes to perfection this is the episode for you. To stay in touch with The Outspoken Beauty Podcast and find out about all the latest guests, product recommendations and gossip make sure you give us a follow on Instagram @Outspokenbeautypodcast
The girls are back!! Lisa Potter Dixon and Elle’s Beauty Director Sophie Beresiner are back for another #BackChatBeauty X Outspoken Beauty Special. In this episode the Lisa and Sophie join Nicola to answer all of the beauty questions that you’ve been asking on Instagram. Expect product recommendations galore, incredible makuep tips and a fair bit of raucousness. It’s a fun and really informative episode. For all the latest guest and episode news and for some great recommendations remember to follow us on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyPodcast xx
The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup is back and in this episode internationally acclaimed makeup artist Cher Webb joins Nicola to teach us everything there is to know about getting the glow. Whether you want your entire face to radiate with a dewy, healthy glow or are more into highlighting certain areas, Cher has the answers. With a huge amount of top product recommendations, easy to follow techniques and advice for different skin types, this mini podcast series tells you everything you need to know about makeup and more.
Georgia Toffolo aka Toff radiates happiness and positivity. She is a little ray of sunshine. However, beneath her positive outlook, she has been haunted for years by chronic acne which has made her feel so ashamed and insecure that at one point it even affected her relationship with her parents. Recently she made an incredibly brave decision and after years of artfully hiding it under makeup, she bared part of her face for the nation to see on national TV and then went totally bare faced on her YouTube Channel. By doing so she has helped thousands of fellow acne sufferers to feel better about themselves. In this episode she tells us her story and describes the events that led to this moment. We also have a wider conversation around beauty and life and all things Toff. She has the most effervescent personality and is an utterly brilliant listen! Nicola also chats to the founder of Blow LTD about fitting beauty into our crazy 24/7 lives and tells you about a brilliant evening skincare routine that will suit most skintypes.
The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup is a mid-week bitesize treat, guiding you in every aspect of applying makeup and the very best products to use for your skin type. Renowned makeup artist Cher Webb joins Nicola for this brand new series and this week they discuss everyhthing you could ever need to know about red lipstick. From application to the best colour for your skin tone and type to the very best red lippies on the market, this is your one stop shop for getting to grips with how to rock a red! All product links are at outspokenbeauty.co.uk and make sure you follow the Instagram @outspokenbeautypodcast
The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup is a mid-week bitesize treat, guiding you in every aspect of applying makeup and the very best products to use for your skin type. Renowned makeup artist Cher Webb joins Nicola for this brand new series and this week they discuss everyhthing you could ever need to know about red lipstick. From application to the best colour for your skin tone and type to the very best red lippies on the market, this is your one stop shop for getting to grips with how to rock a red! All product links are at outspokenbeauty.co.uk and make sure you follow the Instagram @outspokenbeautypodcast
They call her The Queen of Beauty and she's shared her unrivalled expertise with millions of women. Nicola's guest this week is QVC's number one beauty expert, Alison Young. In this episode Alison shares her knowledge and opinions on the the beauty industry, botox and products. She is a firm believer that you can achieve fantastic skin with the right skincare regime and her advice is excellent. Nicola is also joined by the fabulous Lorna Radford with some more science based skincare advice and as ever Nicola will give you somne of the very best product recommendations.
When you hear the name Meg Matthews you often think of her marriage to Noel Gallagher, the Primrose Hill Set and her life as the ultimate party animal. Well in recent years things have changed. Meg was hit by the menopause in such a dramatic way that she didn't leave the house for three months. Her symptoms were overpowering and confusing and her GP didn't offer her the guidance that she needed. Now Meg is on a mission to tell her story, help educate other women and make the menopause manageable. In this episode she shares her story honestly and openly. A must listen for women of all ages. Nicola asks in house cosmetic scientist Lorna Radford the questions that you've been posting on Instagram and finally she recommends an incredible primer and a MAC blusher that will light up your face like a Christmas Tree (in a really good way!)
In this episode Nicola is joined by Lily Pebbles and The Anna Edit to talk about how to pick and choose the very best beauty products and let go of the rest. You've heard about a Capsule Wardrobe, but how do you get a Capsule Beauty Collection? Anna and Lily give advice about letting go of what you no longer need and also a list of the beauty products that have made their own personal edits. They also talk about true friendship, being honest with their followers and changing your beauty habits to be more environmentally friendly. Nicola also reviews the most INCREDIBLE new brand. It's called Wild and Precious and has impressed Nicola so much that it is going to be taking permanent residence in her (newly edited) collection. Remember to subscribe, spread the word and rate us (it all really helps) and give us a follow on Instagram @outspokenbeautypodcast. For product links and more info check out outspokenbeauty.co.uk.
You've probably heard of Cult Beauty but you may not have heard of its co- founder Alexia Inge. In this episode, Nicola talks to a woman whose passion for beauty and knowledge of the industry is arguably second to none. Alexia talks about empowering women in the industry, the importance of honesty and integrity, supporting and loving Indie Brands and her favourite cult products. One of the industry's youngest and most successful cosmetic scientists, Lorna Radford is back to demystify cleansing balms and talk us through Emma Hardie Mariunga Balm and The Body Shop's Chamomile offering. Finally Nicola reviews her favourite products plus a not so impressive detoxifying mask that is for a very unexpected body part. If you like what we do remember to subscribe and rate us and for all the latest give us a follow on Instagram @Outspokenbeautypodcast and check out the website outspokenbeauty.co.uk.
Freya Ridings is being hailed as the next Adele and for good reason. Her chart-topping single "Lost Without You" has won over hearts all around the world. She writes and sings from the heart and her music feels incredibly authentic. Freya is also a real beauty buff and whilst on tour she travels the world trying all the latest weird and wonderful products. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty, Freya shares beauty recommendations and tips and talks candidly about how beauty and music changed her life.
Friends and colleagues for over 10 years, Lisa Potter Dixon (Head Makeup Artist at Benefit Cosmetics) and Sophie Beresiner (Beauty Director at Elle Magazine) recently joined forces to create #BackChatBeauty. A few times a week they get together on Instagram and give loads of brilliant beauty tips, banter and a lot of back chat (to each other). In this #BackChatBeauty / Outspoken Beauty Special, Lisa and Sophie join Nicola to give some really invaluable beauty advice and recommendations. It's fun, chaotic, raucous and definitely outspoken!!
Esther Coren is a journalist, mini media mogul and wife to Giles Coren. She's also hilarious. In this episode Esther bares all as she tells us the story of her life in beauty. Get ready for a journey starting in the 90's when everyone wanted to look like Britney to meeting Giles (who thoroughly embraced her acne) and facing wobbly necks and wrinkles as she approaches 40. You're going to love it. Later in the episode our in house Cosmetic Scientist Lorna Radford demystifies Glycolic acid and I give some great product recommendations.
Season 2 is finally here and it starts with a bang. She was a member of The Saturdays and is now one of the UK’s best known presenters, authors and enterpeneurs. Rochelle Humes joins us to chat about changing her hair for the sake of her daughter, struggling to find makeup to match her skin colour, getting the glow and 90’s makeup fails. We’re also joined by one of the UK’s best cosmetic scientists helping to demystify Retinol and Nicola discovers a political, feminist and empowering perfume brand that is set to change the face of the beauty industry. The episode concludes with some great product recommendations.
Whether you’re a facial addict or are tempted to try one for the first time, this is the episode for you. Joining Nicola and Rachel for this episode is Sarah Chapman -one of the world’s leading skincare authorities. She has a host of high profile clients ranging from Meghan Markle to Victoria Beckham, so it's no surprise her hands are insured for £1,000,000! In this episode she gives us the lowdown on facials and as she is a fountain of knowledge and her advice is incredible, we also get her version of the perfect skincare routine. Later in the episode Rachel’s challenge sees her having her FIRST EVER FACIAL and Nicola recommends a very quirky facial that involves having grated carrot applied to your face! Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty on social media.. Twitter: OutspokenBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co</a>.uk
Prepare to get up close and personal with one of the biggest personalities in beauty. In this episode, Trinny Woodall joins Nicola and Rachel to talk about Beauty On The Go. Trinny and the girls discuss long haul flights, doing your face during on the daily commute and the beauty essentials that Trinny would take with her if she was to backpack across the globe! An episode jam packed with tips, tricks and lots of giggles. You’re going to love it! Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty on social media.. Twitter: OutspokenBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co</a>.uk
In this episode Nicola and Rachel explore how changes to their appearance in puberty have affected them into adulthood. Special guest on this episode is former beauty editor and host of The Emma Guns Show, Emma Gunavardhana. Emma talks incredibly honestly and openly about how developing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome during puberty has led to an adulthood filled with insecurity, self-doubt and bouts of depression. Nicola and Rachel review some wonder products that they wish had been available during their puberties but that still very much come in handy today. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty: Twitter: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
In this episode Nicola and Rachel talk all about Motherhood and the many ways that it can change our lifestyle, beauty habits and identity. They're joined by cheese lover, feminist and Mum of 3, Editor in Chief of Stylist Magazine - Lisa Smosarski, and YouTuber, blogger and entrepreneur - Hannah Michalak. Together they talk about how having children has affected their lives both personally and professionally, how their bodies have changed and the ways that through have maintained a sense of self through the power of beauty rituals. This episode's beauty challenge sees Rachel testing some well known time saving products to see if they really are worth all the hype and Nicola reviewing some wonderful products that got her through both her pregnancies! Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokenBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
This episode is all about the relationship between social media and beauty. Over a recent number of years many beauty brands have launched via social media, their results being unexpectedly brilliant, with some brands practically becoming overnight success stories. As Pixiwoo are one of the biggest social media/beauty success stories in the world, it was only right that one half of the amazing duo - Sam Chapman join us to chat all things Social Media, from her and sister's personal journey to global social media domination, to the effect that it has had on their lives. As ever, Rachel and Nicola give some top-notch recommendations, this time from some of the biggest social media led beauty brands. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty: Twitter: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
This episode is all about ageing and the beauty industry's attitude towards the older woman. Nicola & Rachel are joined by one of the UK's most influential women in beauty, the CEO of the CEW, Caroline Neville. She has been at the forefront of beauty for over a decade & at the age of 75 opens up about what beauty means to her & how the industry should be celebrating the older woman. The girls also speak to the Dr all the biggest names go to for their Botox fix -Dr Maryam Zamani. She tells us all about Botox, the process behind it & Rachel gives it a go to see what all the fuss is about. Of course, finishing the episode Nicola has some top recomendations for you, including a product that will give you flawless legs and a brand at the forefont of the pro-ageing movement. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokenBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
In this episode Nicola and Rachel try to tackle the topic Mental Health and explore how beauty can play an interesting role when it comes to our mental state. They'll be discussing this with three incredible women. The first is positive body image and Mental Health Campaigner Natasha Devon MBE, who discusses how her daily makeup routine has helped her to overcome her anxiety. Also joining Nicola and Rachel is actress and radio presenter Tina Hobley, who talks about the negative role that stress plays in her life. Finally fitness blogger, Cat Meffan joins the girls and talks openly about her experience of eating disorders and how she overcame them. Rachel and Nicola also talk openly about their own struggles with mental health and how the relationship between beauty and mental health can be a really positive one with a daily beauty ritual or beautiful product being surprisingly empowering. If you liked this episode, be sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokeBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
Get ready for our most outspoken episode yet! In this episode we're joined by the queen of all beauty knowledge and self confessed gobby lady, Caroline Hirons for a chat in front of a live audience, all in association with The Eve Appeal! Together we cover everything from ingrowing hairs and brazilian waxes to our opinions on our own vaginas. All before getting a little serious to chat about vaginal health and our own personal experiences. The chat was in aid of the incredible charity, The Eve Appeal and their Get Lippy Campaign which encourages women to talk more openly about their vaginal health, to increase awareness of the five types of gynaecological cancer - so that’s exactly what we did. If you liked this episode, make sure you subscribe so you never miss one. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokeBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
I don't always browse the internet, but when I do... EYE-BROWS! As the world is going eyebrow MAD, it was only right that we did an episode all about them! In this episode Nicola and Rachel are joined by one of the biggest personalities in the beauty industry - Lisa Potter-Dixon. She’s a Benefits Icon, an author, social media star and a dolphin impersonator. All together they chat about everything from Microblading to brow mapping to the next big brow trends. If you liked this episode, be sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokeBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
Can you go makeup free and still feel confident? Well in this episode, Nicola and Rachel explore having the confidence to go Au Naturel and how to achieve a makeup free glow with great skincare products. Joined by amazing Blogger and Youtube star Anna, from The Anna Edit, they talk all about the benefits of going makeup free and how to feel comfortable in your own face. She shares tips and advice for achieving fabulous, flawless skin and tells us about her journey from makeup junkie to being an advocate of the natural look. The episode is jam packed with product recommendations that will have your skin looking fabulous and might just tempt you to change your entire makeup routine for good. If you liked this episode, be sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokeBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
This episode Nicola and Rachel are joined by Elle 'The Body' Macpherson, to talk about Wellness and Inner Beauty. She shares her amazing secrets to living a healthy and balanced lifestyle, telling us how making small changes can make a big difference to your skin and health - both mentally and physically. Nicola and Rachel will then be taking on a challenge to be living the life of Elle for a week, to see if it does make a difference. Of course Nicola has some brilliant recommendations that will make you look healthy even if you don’t feel it! If you liked this episode, be sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokeBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
In this episode Sali Hughes joins Nicola and Rachel as they explore the wonderful world of Perfume. Discussing all things from having your own perfume wardrobe, finding your signature scent and finding the right perfume at a low price point, they cover it all. Nicola and Rachel also take party in a beauty challenge that sees them trying perfumes from both ends of the price spectrum. Of course Nicola has a brilliant recommendation which will leave you wanting to get down to your local department store to try it! If you liked this episode, make sure you subscribe, so you never miss an episode. Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty. Twitter: OutspokeBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk">http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk</a>
In this Episode Nicola and Rachel are joined by Lorraine Candy, former editor of Elle Magazine UK and editor in chief of Style Magazine. They’ll be chatting about the accessibility of luxury beauty, how it can mean different things for different people and how to indulge in guilt free shopping. Nicola and Rachel also do a beauty challenge which proves skin-changing for Rachel and they'll give some of the very best beauty recommendations. You can follow us on.. Twitter: @OutspokenBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="https://Outspokenbeauty.co.uk/">https://Outspokenbeauty.co.uk/</a>
Myleene Klass joins Nicola and Rachel as they talk about the pressure to achieve beauty perfection, discussing their personal experiences, views and opinions. Nicola and Rachel will also do a related beauty challenge which takes them both way out of their comfort zones and give a range of the very best product recommendations. You can follow us on.. Twitter: @OutspokenBeaut Instagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcast Website: <a href="https://Outspokenbeauty.co.uk/">https://Outspokenbeauty.co.uk/</a>
Outspoken Beauty is the UK's most honest, straight talking beauty podcast featuring interviews with an array of celebrities, editors and influencers in the beauty industry. Hosted by beauty journalist and broadcaster Nicola Bonn and beauty novice Rachel Jones. Expect fierce debate, candidness and the very best product recommendations.