Outspoken Beauty

Outspoken Beauty

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Voted one of the Top 10 Podcasts by Harpers Bazaar and as one to listen to by Stylist, Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Vogue Italy, Outspoken Beauty is the UK's most honest, straight talking beauty podcast featuring interviews with an array of celebrities, experts and influencers in the beauty/wellbeing industry. Hosted by beauty expert and broadcaster Nicola Bonn. Expect fierce debate, candidness and the very best product recommendations.

Episodes

Amy Jackson: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I get to know Bollywood superstar Amy Jackson (the self proclaimed only Scouser in Bollywood).Amy was chosen to star in a Bollywood Movie when a director spotted her in London and the rest is history, with Amy starring in a huge number of movies.In this episode I get to know Amy and find out that she is funny, down to earth and also has some really beautiful beauty habits, many of which are inspired by her time in India.We talk about the importance of meditation, her love for Ayurvedic beauty rituals and why cruelty free beauty products are so important to her. Amy also gives some great recommendations and will definitely give you food for thought if you're looking to explore a more holistic approach to beauty.
20/10/2042m 1s

#The Outspoken Ep 8: Fertility with Cat Strawbridge

Many of you have been in touch about the fertility struggles you have faced or are facing and so often you tell me that you wish that this was a topic that was spoken about more openly.Before lockdown, I interviewed Cat Strawbridge (@tryingyears) about her fertility journey. It took Cat 7 years and 4 rounds of IVF to fall pregnant. Sadly her journey also included pregnancy loss.Cat now talks openly about her experience and is on a mission to help support others who are going through something similar. Whether you are struggling or you need advice because someone close to you is, I hope that this episode helps you.Cat has built a great support network and community and is well worth following on Instagram @tryingyears and via her website https://catstrawbridge.com
19/10/2037m 56s

Outspoken Beauty X Curate Beauty: Organic Savanna and Organicup

It's time for my second episode in partnership with Curate Beauty and boy have founders Sam, Margot and I got a good one in store for you. In this episode I get to know the stories of two extraordinary brands that not only make truly great products but that are making hugely positive changes in the world.My guests today are Luke Kinkaid, founder of Organic Savanna, a brand that puts all of its profits back into supporting the very Kenyan community that makes every one of its beautiful products. His story is breathtaking. I also get to know Sara Nesten from Organicup, another brand that is helping to educate and change the lives of women around the world, as well as changing our own periods for the better. By the way, they have offered us a promo code to go alongside the podcast. Just head to https://www.organicup.com/ and type in the code "curatebeauty20".Going on this journey with Curate is showing me more than ever that there is a whole world of beauty out there that is waiting to be discovered...brands with small budgets making a huge difference to the world. Sharing them with you is the biggest pleasure and I hope you make some new beauty relationships over the course of this series xx
17/10/2047m 31s

Clarissa Ward: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I get to know a woman who has reported from some of the most dangerous places in the world. My guest is CNN's Chief International Correspondent, the multi-award winning journalist Clarissa Ward.During our chat we delve into the world of a woman who has spent much of her career reporting from the front line of war zones. We talk about what inspired Clarissa to pursue this career and how important it is to her to tell the stories that really matter and show the rest of the world the real people behind the headlines.Clarissa also chats about the challenges of Covid and how it has affected so many women, what it's like being a mother and war correspondent and gives us some insight into the pressure to look a certain way even when you're reporting in the very harshest conditions.Later on Clarissa tells me about her beauty habits and how she winds down. She also shares the most beautiful story about how a moisturiser provided a wonderful bonding moment with a group of women in Syria.Clarissa has written the most INCREDIBLE book called On All Fronts. It is an absolute must read and delves into what it takes to become and be a frontline war reporter and how it can affect the other aspects of your life. It is not only honest, emotional, important and downright funny in places. Here's a link:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V651MQ5/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1__________During this episode I also do a paid for review of the Spotlight Water Flosser. If you're tempted to buy one then here's a link for youhttps://uk.spotlightoralcare.com/products/water-flosser
13/10/2043m 53s

Jennifer Rock: The Skin Nerd

If skincare is your thing then this episode is 100% for you. I'm joined by award-winning skin lecturer, multi-award winning dermal facialist/aesthetician, founder of online skin consultancy/community The Skin Nerd and creator of skincare brand Skingredients (wow she's achieved a lot) Jennifer Rock.Jenn shares her incredible career story, talks and guides us through her skin ethos and then answers a load of your questions covering everything from hormonal acne to rosacea to retinol.Jennifer is up there with the very best skin experts (her knowledge and education is mind blowing) and has also got the most wonderful, positive personality. It was an absolute pleasure to learn from her and to get to know her.On a personal level, I'm a huge fan of her Skingredients range and also recommend that you connect with Skin Nerds if you need guidance on your own skin journey.Enjoy this episode. It's a good one :0)
10/10/2041m 1s

British Beauty Blogger Jane Cunningham: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I get to know the brilliant Jane Cunningham aka British Beauty Blogger.Jane launched British Beauty Blogger in order to talk about beauty products in a way that wasn't possible as a journalist. She is renowned for her honest, no BS approach and has a huge and very loyal following. Jane is also fiercely pro-ageing and only ever works with brands that she is passionate about. She is my kind of woman in so many ways!In this episode we talk about Jane's views on the beauty industry, her approach to her work, what it takes to be a successful beauty writer and we get to know about the products and rituals that she loves.If you've never read britishbeautyblogger.com then please do check it out. Jane's a brilliant writer and her honesty is just so refreshing.
06/10/2046m 17s

#The Outspoken Ep 7: Coercive Control

#TheOutspoken is the only podcast where you, the listener takes charge of the conversation and in Episode 7 we're tackling our toughest topic yet....Coercive Control.When a listener got in touch to say that she wanted to tell the story of the abuse she suffered in her marriage, she was incredibly nervous yet certain that is felt like the right thing to do. In this episode she tells us what it felt like to be caught in a relationship where her husband gradually reduced and controlled her in practically every way. She wanted to tell her story, in her words, "not out of revenge to my ex, but because if I can help one person in a similar situation to the one I was in, I will have done my job".Later on I interview Dr Emma Katz who is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Youth at Liverpool Hope University as well as being an expert on Coercive Control. Dr Emma talks us through all the warning signs to look out for and how to get help when you're in a relationship like this.If you listen to this episode and need help or advice, Dr Emma has kindly provided these links for us:Surviving Economic Abuse: https://survivingeconomicabuse.org/Freephone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline - 0808 2000 247Get support from Women's Aid over live chat: https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/Refuge: https://www.refuge.org.uk/get-involved/contact-us/The Men’s Advice Line for male domestic abuse survivors - 0808 801 0327National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 999 5428Helpful books: ⦁ Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship⦁ Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling MenDr Emma Katz's work, which focuses on impacts of coercive control on children and mothersWhen Coercive Control Continues to Harm Children: Post-Separation Fathering, Stalking, and Domestic Violence Coercive Control: Five Factors that Influence Closeness, Distance and Strain in Mother-Child RelationshipsHow Children Living with Domestic Violence are Harmed By and Resist Regimes of Coercive ControlRecovery-Promoters: Ways that Mothers and Children Support One Another’s Recoveries from Domestic ViolenceIf you have something that you would like to talk about on #TheOutspoken email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk
05/10/2038m 28s

Winnie Awa: Revolutionising the Hair Industry

In this episode I get to know a vivacious entrepreneur with a wonderfully dirty laugh. It's the brilliant Winnie Awa who is on a mission to revolutionise the hair industry.Winnie was struck by how many women with textured hair were struggling to find the right products and advice so she went about setting up Antidote Street which is an online destination where you can get advice and direction on how to do the best for your hair. They work with clever algorithms, do online consultations with hair experts and have the ability to direct women from all around the world to stockists of hair products that will work for their individual needs. (She is taking personalisation to a whole new level).During the episode I get to know Winnie's personal story (I love hearing about her family), the reason why her company is going to change the hair industry and she makes me even more certain that with energy, ambition and hard graft, anything is possible.
03/10/2042m 39s

Lisa Armstrong: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I get to know the gorgeous Lisa Armstrong.Lisa is not only the head of makeup design for Strictly Come Dancing but she has also just developed her own (incredible) makeup line.Lisa and I have a good old gossip and giggle about disco dancing, life after being in a pop group, her makeup artist journey, working on Strictly and about how she has named her lipstick collection after her closest girl friends.We also chat about the beauty products that Lisa loves and the fragrance that she can't be without.I honestly felt like I was chatting to an old friend even though this was the first time I've met Lisa. You're going to love her xx
29/09/2035m 32s

Tova Leigh: F*cked At 40

If you're on the approach to a big birthday and like me you're feeling a little over-whelmed/in denial/potentially but not definitely in the category of mid-life-crisis then this episode is for you.Tova Leigh (one of the most talented and hilarious content creators out there) was getting on with life as a mother in her 40's when she realised that she just wasn't fulfilled. To everyone else she had the perfect life but inside she felt trapped, empty and redundant as a woman. So she decided to change things up and do things she never dreamt were possible. In this episode we talk about changing our lives and re-discovering ourselves as women. From climbing Everest to going to sex parties, Tova has done things her way but I hope that whatever stage of life you find yourself at, if you're feeling the need to be you again, that this incredible episode will inspire you to make that change.I can't recommend Tova's book enough by the way. You can get F*cked At 40 here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/cked-40-Suburbia-Monogamy-Stretch/dp/1786782693/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1601151390&refinements=p_27%3ATova+Leigh&s=books&sr=1-1
26/09/2038m 59s

SJ Thomson: My Beauty Habits

Joining me for this episode of #MyBeautyHabits is the wonderful SJ Thomson. SJ is the Digital Manager for Covent Garden London and when I first met her I was totally bowled over by her energy, passion, bright red hair and absolute love/addiction for all things beauty.Since meeting SJ a year or so ago we've gone for many a meal/cocktail and amongst the laughter, work and life chat we always end up having a good old gossip about beauty. I always leave our catch ups feeling so excited and uplifted so I thought I better share her with you. You're going to love getting to know SJ and her beauty habits.
22/09/2038m 6s

#TheOutspoken Ep 6: Why Don't We Like Our Bodies?

Welcome to Episode 6 of #TheOutspoken, the podcast where you the listener takes charge and decides the things that we really need to talk about.In this episode it's all about body positivity (or lack of it).Outspoken Community member Jennifer Brown got in touch to talk about the way that she is judged both for putting on weight and wanting to lose it and that she is tired of having to worry about how others will judge her every time that she makes a decision about her body. We talk this through together on the podcast.I'm also joined by the amazing Brie Read who is the founder of Snag Tights, a company that makes tights for all shapes and sizes. She voices her opinions on what an unhealthy space the high street can be with its size systems and lack of choice for all bodies. We also chat through how we can feel confident just the way we are and why the whole narrative around our bodies needs to change.I also go through the results from our poll where you told me that almost 70% of you aren't happy with your bodies.This is an eye opening episode and I think is just the start of the conversation!If you'd like to join the Outspoken Community, try products for free and get your voice heard, please email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk or DM me @outspokenbeautynicola
21/09/2025m 42s

Outspoken Beauty X Dermalogica: Keeping You Safe

In this special episode in partnership with Dermalogica, the amazing Sally Penford joins me to reassure us about how safe it is to have beauty treatments right now.The people at Dermalogica became so frustrated at the beauty industry not being able to reopen that they got to work and formulated the Clean Touch Certification to allow beauty therapists to learn exactly how to run their businesses in a way that is Covid safe. Since then more than 30,000 aestheticians world wide (the certification is open to everyone) have completed it and the government are using it as the gold standard for safe practice in the beauty industry.After a good old chin wag about her pet hen Barbara that has me in stitches, Sally talks us through the lengths that therapists are going to to keep us safe and we also chat about how vital the power of touch can be for our mental health. Later on one of the members of the Outspoken Community Trialling Panel talks honestly about her experience of a Clean Touch Facial. (If you'd like to join the panel and trial and review products and treatments for free please email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk)If you’d like to find your local Dermalogica aesthetician either for a treatment or a free skin consultation in house or via Zoom then you can find them by following this link: https://www.dermalogica.co.uk/on/demandware.store/Sites-dermalogica-uk-Site/en_GB/Stores-FindI really recommend their free face mapping service If you’re confused about what your skin needs right now and need some direction. I hope you enjoy this episode and that if you've been feeling a bit anxious about getting a treatment that it puts your mind at ease xx
19/09/2040m 21s

Cat Deeley: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by presenter and now author extraordinaire Cat Deeley.Cat and I catch up about her recent move back to the UK, being near her family, her kids and how they've changed her and her brand new book which is called The Joy In You and is her love letter to her two boys in the form of a fun, beautifully illustrated and inspiring book featuring some very cute koalas.Later we get down to beauty and Cat tells me what makes her feel great, name drops a few of the people she relies on for beauty treatments and chats about her feelings about ageing.Cat is so down to earth and it was a total joy getting to know her xx
15/09/2026m 50s

Outspoken Beauty X Curate Beauty: Oio Labs and 7 Over 7

Welcome to the first episode of a brand news series, celebrating and helping you discover small, independent beauty brands. The series is in partnership with amazing Indie Beauty Wholesale Marketplace Curate (curate-beauty.com). Founders Sam Freedman, Margot Vitale and I are really excited to take you on a voyage of discovery, introducing you to some exceptional brands, founders and products. There is so much happening on the Indie beauty scene but sadly these small businesses don't always have the budget for PR and Marketing so let's give them a platform to shout about what they're doing.In this episode we get to know Joanna Ryglewicz, the founder of the most incredible skincare brand called Oio Lab. Her journey from lawyer to skincare founder is so inspiring and her passion for combining botanicals with hardcore science is fascinating. Having tried her products I can tell you that they are utterly beautiful and super effective. If you'd like to try them after the episode, Joanna would like to give you 20% off. Just use code OUTSPOKEN for all products on oiolab.com (my personal fav is the 7 Wonders Facial Oil)Next we meet Minal Bhanshali, founder of one of the most extraordinary candle brands I have come across. 7 Over 7 candles are not only beautiful in the usual sense, but Minal has created them to represent our 7 chakras and wants us to use them to aid us with relaxation, inspiration and more mindful living. Minal tells us the story of why she left the PR world for a more purposeful life and how the inspiration for 7 Over 7 came about.Minal has offered us 25% off all 7 Over 7 purchases, valid until 31st December 2020. Just use code OUTSPOKEN77. (I adore the Grounding Woods Candle but you can find one to suit your needs and character on the website)Look out for meditation and flow state workshops that Minal will be hosting in partnership with floral engineers Blooming Haus, throughout the festive seasonYou can also sign up to the 7 Over 7 newsletter and follow the brand on Instagram @live7over7 for a regular dose of wellbeing and meditation advice and support.I hope you enjoy this month's episode and make some incredible discoveries. If you'd like to join the Outspoken Community Trialling Panel and give your honest thoughts on products then drop me an email nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk.
12/09/2044m 35s

Sonia Haria : My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by Sonia Haria who is the Beauty Director at The Telegraph.After a chat about Sonia's career and how she rose through the ranks to finally land her dream role we get into the nitty gritty and discover the products that she adores.Sonia loves her makeup and has some incredible recommendations and also has some fab perfumes that she tells me about. (I was so taken with her descriptions of them that I bought two of them afer the recording - woops!) Sonia is one of the most important beauty voices in the UK and it was such a pleasure to get to know her and the products that mean the most to her.
09/09/2049m 35s

#The Outspoken Ep 5: Taking Control of Our Careers

In this episode of #TheOutspoken I reveal that almost 70% of the 603 of you that I polled on my Instagram feel trapped in a career that you don't enjoy any more and want to get out of a rut. This seems linked in particular to Covid and having a chance to reflect on what really matters to you.I take the poll as a starting point to get some great tips from two women who really know their stuff when it comes to owning and enjoying your career.My first chat is with Emma Louise Boynton who is the co-founder of Her Hustle - an online community that features interviews and loads of advice and inspiration from women with a wide variety of careers plus great networking opportunities and loads of career hints and tips.Later I catch up with Sarah Townsend who is the author of Survival Skills for Freelancers and shares her tips not only for freelance life (if that's a route you want to take) but also for working from home effectively and happily.I hope that this episode helps you start to make the changes that you want to take and also connects you with some people who might be able to help.
07/09/2025m 54s

Deodoc X Outspoken Beauty: Let's Talk Vulvas and Vaginas

**This is a special episode is in partnership with Deodoc **A few months ago I was introduced to Hasti and Hedieh Asadi who are the brains behind Deodoc. When they told me about their brand (all products are aimed at our vulvas and vaginas and have been formulated SO brilliantly) and also their aim to ignite open conversations and educate us about our intimate areas, I was fascinated. Once I had actually tried their products, fascination turned to excitement...they were incredible.In this episode Hedieh and Hasti tell me about their story and reasons for starting the brand as well as answering all the questions you sent in about your own vaginas and vulvas.I hope you enjoy and get loads out of this intimate and outspoken episode.If you do fancy buying something from Deodoc (the intimate wash is AMAZING and I love their shaving kit) then head to their website deodoc.com and use the code Nicola20 for 20% off everything. This is valid from 6th September until 19th September 2020.
05/09/2039m 41s

Carrie Hope Fletcher: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by author, actress and internet darling extraordinaire Carrie Hope Fletcher.Carrie is one of those women who has a dream and makes it happen. She's written a load of super successful books and played just about every dream role in the West End. During the episode we talk about life on and off stage, Carrie's stunning new book which is called "Into The Spotlight" and has totally enchanted and mesmerised my daughter. (It's out on 17th September) and the part that beauty plays in Carrie's life. We also have a fascinating conversation about the way that Carrie buys a new perfume for every pert that she plays.There's lots of laughter, a few poignant moments and all in all this is one of my favourite ever interviews. Download wherever you get your podcasts xx
01/09/2041m 30s

Dija Ayodele: The Skin Educator

In this episode I'm joined by incredible aesthetician, entrepreneur and busy mum, Dija Ayodele.Dija is not only one of the most sought after and knowledgable skin experts around, but she is the CEO of Westroom Aesthetics, which is a beauty destination that specialises in treatments for darker skin as well as the founder of the Black Skin Directory, a place that links women and men of colour with beauty experts who understand the needs of their skin.Dija and I talk about gaps in beauty training that mean that many aestheticians don't have the knowledge and therefore the confidence to treat darker skin tones. We discuss why this is the case and how Dija is leading the way in helping to educate her fellow skin therapists.We also discuss hyperpigmentation and how to treat it, supporting black-owned business in the right way and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.Dija is one of the most knowledgable aestheticians around and is constantly seeking to educate herself and others. I can't wait for you to get to know her.
29/08/2045m 34s

Lauren Mahon: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by the utterly brilliant Lauren Mahon.Lauren who is the creator of Girl vs Cancer and host of award winning podcast You, Me and The Big C, has made it her mission to change perceptions that cancer is just an illness that affects older people and the stigma that is attached to it. Since being diagnosed she has helped guide thousands of people and has used her own experiences to make change.In the episode we talk about her personal journey, the Lauren before diagnosis and how cancer has changed her. We talk about the ups and the downs, her drive and of course about the products that she adores, including the empowering fragrance that she treated herself to to celebrate 3 years of being free from cancer.Lauren is a true inspiration as is this episode!
25/08/2035m 58s

#The Outspoken Ep 4: Disability and Visibility

In this episode of #TheOutspoken we're talking about visible and invisible disabilities and how there seems to be a real lack of inclusivity in society when it comes to representing disabled people.Listener Ali May Redmond is the one who sparked off the inspiration for this episode when she wrote to me about her stammer and how it affects her life. We discuss how she feels and the action she thinks that needs taking in order to challenge the stigma around stammers.I then chat to deputy leader of the Women's Equality Party and doctor, Dr Hannah Barham-Brown. Hannah chats to me about her experience of using a wheelchair, how she wants to be treated by others and why the beauty industry has a long way to go in truly representing those of us with disabilities.If you have something to say and want to be featured in a future episode of #TheOutspoken then email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk, DM me via Insta @outspokenbeautynicola or join the private FB group - The Outspoken. Let's build a community of outspoken changemakers together!
24/08/2032m 9s

Pixie Turner: No Nonsense Nutrition

In this episode I'm joined by feisty and 100% BS free nutritionist Pixie Turner.Having started her journey as a clean eating food influencer, Pixie soon came to realise that the advice that she was sharing and totally believed in at the time was actually harmful and had no scientific backing. People were blindly following the advice of her and other influencers who had no training in nutrition and were recommending unachievable and sometimes harmful diets and food fads.Pixie turned her back on the influencer world and took it upon herself to train as a nutritionist and the rest is history. She now guides people to have healthy relationships with their food and cuts through much of the(often well-meaning) bullshit that is to be found online.Pixie is so refreshing and outspoken and I know you're going to get a lot out of this interview. I also really recommend her book The Insta-Food Diet.xx
22/08/2036m 56s

Sam Freedman: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by former beauty editor of Grazia and award winning journalist Sam Freedman. Sam is also the co- founder of Curate Beauty which is a digital wholesale beauty buying platform that has totally turned the traditional beauty marketplace on its head.Sam is a super talented entrepreneur who goes out of her way to champion and help people discover independent beauty brands and in this episode she tells her story and shares the most wonderful recommendations and tips. You're going to love her!
18/08/2035m 5s

Sarah Brown: The Story Behind Pai Skincare

In this episode I chat to the brilliant Sarah Brown who is the founder of Pai Skincare.Sarah talks about the persistent struggles with her own skin that eventually led her to create what is now seen as one of THE go to brands for sensitive skin.During the episode Sarah not only shares her story but gives great and practical advice for anyone who has ever struggled with their skin.Later in the episode I review a few of the products that I'm loving at the moment.If you want to get involved with the podcast and join our brillliant FB community just search for The Outspoken. You can also follow me @OutspokenBeautyNicola on Insta and email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk.
15/08/2034m 9s

Sherna Malone: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by the brilliant skincare expert and aesthetician Sherna Malone.Sherna's Mum was Ireland's leading skincare expert and opened Ireland’s first Beauty Training School in 1972. Sherna has inherited her mother's passion and talent for skincare and in this episode she shares her secrets and the products that she adores.This is a lovely episode and if you like your products, Sherna is definitely your woman. She is brimming with fabulous recommendations. You can find Sherna on Instagram @shernamalone.ie. She's well worth a follow and does the best videos!
11/08/2041m 32s

#TheOutspoken Ep3: Bring Beauty Back

In the 3rd episode of #TheOutspoken Podcast we're talking covid and careers and are focussing in on the current situation in the beauty industry where any treatments that take place on the facial area are still forbidden.I start with the results of a poll I did in which more than 600 of you took part. I'll be revealing how many of you have had your livelihoods affected by Covid and the shocking amount of you who are struggling to make ends meet.I then focus in on the Beauty Backed initiative, thought up by Caroline Hirons. They have already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for beauty industry members who are struggling. Millie Kendall, the CEO of The British Beauty Council tells me about the campaign and her frustrations with the current situation.Later I talk to Chloe Rigby and Mel Sunshine, two amazing salon owners/estheticians who share how their business and livelihoods have been affected and I'm also joined by The Telegraph's Beauty Director, Sonia Haria. Sonia is on a mission to spread awareness and help the industry in any way that she can. If you have something to say then come and say it on The Outspoken. It's your podcast and your platform to use your voice and make a change. Email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk/ DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola or find our private FB community The Outspoken.
10/08/2026m 10s

The Story of Stories Parfums

In this special episode in partnership with Stories Parfums, I'm joined by the wonderful Tonya Kidd-Beggs who tells us how a trip to Grasses to create her own personal fragrance led to the unexpected creation of her own beautiful brand and business.Tonya's fragrances don't just smell lovely, but have been created with the purpose of taking the wearer on a personal journey to discover their own story, an idea that I find exciting and actually really empowering. Tonya believes that we can not only discover hidden memories when we wear fragrance but that we can make peace with the past and use them to get excited about the future. For Tonya fragrance is deeply personal, emotive and therapeutic.I can't wait for you to get to know the enchanting story behind Stories and a woman whose aim it is to change the way that we wear and relate to our fragrances.
08/08/2033m 34s

Adeola Gboyega: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I get to know makeup artist extraordinaire and Pat McGrath Labs UK Education and Artistry Manager, Adeola Gboyega.Adeola tells me the story of how with pure determination and grit she progressed from working at Boots to eventually taking on her dream role at Pat McGrath Labs.We also get to know her via the beauty products that she adores. Adeolya's recommendations are fabulous and are all wrapped up in a passion for the beauty industry that is utterly infectious.If you don't already follow her on Insta I really recommend it...she gives incredible makeup and skincare advice and is all about the glow and you know how much I love that!! Find her @adeolyaboyega xx
04/08/2044m 46s

Theresa Edward: The Skin Alchemist

In this episode I'm joined by Theresa Edward, the wonderful founder of skin/body brand Skin Alchemists.Theresa has the most wonderful story that begins on the Island of St Lucia where her Aunty was one of three herbalists who saw to the medical needs of many of the islanders. Theresa watched and learnt and became passionate about the wonderful ingredients that the island provided.Years down the line and suffering from stress and the effects of living in London, Theresa returned to the island and within weeks was feeling so much better. From that moment she started to formulate the idea for her brand which would contain lots of botanical ingredients from farms on St Lucia and would include many of the experiences and learnings from the island.Skin Alchemists was born! I can't wait for you to get to know Theresa and this beautiful brand. Enjoy xx
01/08/2036m 48s

Rachel Felder: My Red Lipstick Habit (in celebration of Lipstick Day)

Happy Lipstick Day Outspoken Beauties.In this episode of #My Beauty Habits I'm joined by amazing author and beauty journalist Rachel Felder. Rachel not only writes for The New York Times and GQ Magazine (amongst others), but is the author of Red Lipstick: An Ode To a Beauty Icon, a book that celebrates red lipstick in all its glory.During the episode we talk about Rachel's passion for red lipstick and the hugely important role that it has played in her life and at helping her express the woman she is. We also celebrate the importance of red lipstick throughout history and how it has empowered women through the ages.If you love red lipstick then you'll adore this episode and if you don't I reckon you'll be wearing one by the end of it.You can find Rachel's beautiful book Red Lipstick: An Ode to A Beauty Icon on Amazon.
28/07/2035m 35s

#TheOutspoken Episode 2: The Big Age Debate

Welcome to Episode 2 of #TheOutspoken. In this episode we're talking about all things ageing, anti-ageing, ageism and positive ageing.I start by chatting to 86 year old comedian (dubbed the Joan Collins of the fringe), author and burlesque dancer Lynn Ruth Miller. If you've ever feared getting older then you need to listen to this woman. Her energy, ambition and joy in her age are just so incredibly inspiring.Next I read out all your messages and emails talking about how you feel society views ageing. I also reveal the results of the polls asking whether you're scared of looking your age and if you dislike the words "anti-ageing" and "anti-wrinkle" that are still so often used by beauty brands. the results are fascinating.Finally I interview author and journalist Anne Karpf. She's written a book called "How To Age" and is very vocal about how we need to shift our perception of and conversation around ageing. She for one cannot bear the words anti-ageing and I loved hearing her views.----------------------If you want to be part of The Outspoken, get your voice heard and be an outspoken change maker then DM me with what you'd like to talk about via Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola or email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk. You can also join the private Facebook Page The Outspoken.
27/07/2038m 58s

Dr Anjali Mahto: No Nonsense Skincare

In this (the 200th episode of the podcast) I'm joined by consultant dermatologist and fountain of skincare knowledge, Dr Anjali Mahto.I first encountered Anjali via her brilliant book The Skincare Bible and was struck by her no nonsense approach that just made so much sense to me. She totally demystifies and simplifies our skin and what we should be doing to keep it looking its best.Anjali shares her brilliant knowledge and advice during the podcast and I know that if you've ever felt confused about what is best for your skin, Anjali will be able to help you.Enjoy and if you have any questions following the episode DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola or join our lovely Facebook Community The Outspoken.
25/07/2037m 17s

Deliciously Ella: My Beauty Habits

In this episode I get to know food writer and entrepreneur Deliciously Ella.We chat about her new book "Simple Pleasures" and what has been an utterly crazy year getting it written whilst juggling a baby, a pregnancy and her business.Ella and I chat about her work, her life and of course her beauty habits. Ella loves natural skincare and recommends some beautiful, small brands, some of which are founded by her friends.I loved getting to know Ella through her beauty choices and know you will too xx
21/07/2035m 50s

Melanie Blake: Popstars, Soapstars and Jackie Collins

In this episode I'm joined by agent and author extraordinaire Melanie Blake. Melanie started her career as a camera assistant in The Top of The Pops studio but the more she to know all the stars, the more she realised that they loved hearing her opinions. Eventually this led to her becoming an agent to a whole load of well known and loved popstars and soapstars and subsequently an author.Melanie tells incredible anecdotes about life in showbiz and we talk candidly about the pressure on celebrities to look a certain way and the pain that this often leads to. Melanie also tells the most incredible story about Jackie Collins.Melanie is such a character and this episode is a bit like the plot of a fabulous movie. Enjoy! xx
18/07/2049m 24s

Jenni Falconer: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by broadcaster, entrepreneur and avid runner Jenni Falconer.Jenni and I reminisce about our radio days together and about all of the beauty product recommendations we used to share with each other. We chat through some of her favourite skincare and makeup products, her love of exercise and in particular what running means to her and a fantastic new collagen supplement that she has launched.It was lovely to catch up with Jenni and I hope you enjoy getting to know her.
14/07/2032m 41s

#TheOutspoken: Episode 1

Welcome to Episode 1 of #TheOutspoken. This is a new fortnightly podcast that gives your voice a platform to be heard and where the overall aim is to build a community of outspoken changemakers.In this episode we talk about founder of Blink Brow Bar, Vanita Parti's frustration at not being able to offer brow treatments (even though men are allowed beard trims), Sophie Joanna kicks off a conversation about the issues surrouding pubic hair and we discover a new beauty brand with a lovely story.If you want to get involved with The Outspoken to share your story or views, ask questions or introduce your brand or business venture then there are a number of ways:1. Label your Instagram posts #TheOutspoken2. DM me via Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola3. Join our private Facebook Community The Outspoken4. Email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.ukCan't wait to hear from you xx
13/07/2020m 20s

Dr Ava Shamban Says

In this episode I'm joined by the renowned American dermatologist Dr Ava Shamban.Ava has such a wonderful, sensible approach to skin, health and life in general and in this episode she share some brilliant tips as well as her beautiful sense of humour.I loved chatting to Ava and found myself feeling very uplifted after our chat. Enjoy :) xx
11/07/2039m 38s

Rachel Khoo: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits I'm joined by the brilliant cook, writer and broadcaster Rachel Khoo.In 2006, Rachel, who loves an adventure, gave up a job in PR, moved to Paris (with no knowledge of French) and did a patisserie course at Le Cordon Bleu. Fast forward a few years and she had forged an incredibly exciting career with her own cookery show called The Little Paris Kitchen, and a number of published books.Fast forward to now and Rachel is living in Sweden and has just made a new series from her Mum-in-law's kitchen whilst in lockdown. (I honestly don't know how she did it!). In this episode we talk about her career, the challenges of making her own TV show from home and of course all about her beauty habits. Rachel is a lipstick lover and is fascinated with skincare. There are loads of fab recommendations :0)-Rachel's new series Simple Pleasures is at 9pm and 9:30pm on Thursdays on Food Network and dplay.-You can download her charity e-cookbook which has all the recipes from the series at :https://www.rachelkhoo.com/product/simple-pleasures-book. It costs £5 and all proceeds are going to the Film and TV Charity UK.Here are some of the products that Rachel mentions during the episode:Beauty Products:Lush Jade roller cleanser barLush Like a virgin cold cream cleanser barKatesomervilleskincare goat milk cleanserPixi beauty Glow tonicMaria Akerberg Neroli freshenerThe ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5The ordinary 100% L-Absorbic Acid PowderDe mamiel Exhale daily hydrating nectar SPF30Eucerin Antiredness Concealing day cream SPF25Dr Dennis Gross Faceware LED mask - Bolt beauty vitamin A Hair Products:Lush Seanik shampoo bar Make upKjaer Weis Cream Blush flush and glowBask compact bronzerKW red lipstickVolumising mascaraBody shop Liquid eyeliner dark brownSuqqu Nude wear liquid foundation
07/07/2043m 43s

#TheOutspoken: A Special Announcement

Introducing my brand new platform and series #TheOutspoken.In this episode I tell you all about how you can get involved and become part of a community of Outspoken change makers.If you want to get your voice heard you can:1. DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola2. use #theoutspoken in your Instagram posts3. Join the private Facebook Community : The Outspoken4. Email me directly: nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk*************************The new podcast series starts on 13th July and will take place every other Monday. There will also be an Insta live at 8pm every Monday.Can't wait to hear from you xx
06/07/204m 39s

Courtney Act: Be True To Yourself

In this episode I'm joined by one of the first artists in the world to show their gender fluidity...the super talented Courtney Act.Courtney, who was one of the stars of Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race, is not only a spectacular performer but is incredibly eloquent and passionate and we have a wonderfully honest chat about her childhood, gender fluidity, identity and of course beauty and what it means to both Courtney and Shane.I loved getting to know Courtney so intimately and can't wait for you to do the same.Courtney's show Fluid is coming to the UK in Spring 2021. You can buy tickets here http://courtneyact.com/fluid/
04/07/2035m 4s

Dr Sam Bunting: All About Flawless Brightly

I'm taking a week off #MyBeautyHabits to have an in depth conversation with Dr Sam about her new Flawless Brightly Serum. So many of you have been in touch with questions about how to use the serum and what the ingredients will do for you and Dr Sam has all the answers. As you know, I'm a huge fan of Sam's and I have been incredibly impressed with this serum so thought it would be interesting to have Sam on to demystify it for us.Later on I review a fabulous mascara, some incredible neon eyeliners, my new favourite moisturiser and a sumptuous eye cream.Remember you can always get in touch with me by Doing via my Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola and do join the private Facebook Community which is now called The Outspoken.Brands mentioned:Dr Sam BuntingWillowberryBarry M CosmeticsSilly GeorgeExuviance
30/06/2030m 39s

Ateh Jewel: Make It Happen

Get ready for an episode that will uplift, inspire and energise you. My guest is the force of nature that it Ateh Jewel. Ateh, who has been challenging racism and prejudice throughout her 20 year career as a beauty journalist, producer and entrepreneur, talks about what it feels like to live with racism in your everyday life and how it has affected so many aspects of her career. She is using her voice right now as she always has done, to help instigate change.We also talk about being a mother, having a true and uninhibited passion for beauty and wellbeing. (The way that Ateh describes this love is almost poetic) and Ateh's business and mission to create foundation that makes women of colour glow rather than dampening down and mattifying their skin like to many current formulations do.Ateh is funny, ambitious, intelligent and is using her voice to make change. She's the perfect Outspoken Beauty guest and you're going to love her xx
27/06/2035m 19s

My Radiance Habits: Lucia Ferrari

In this episode I'm joined again by the brilliant beauty editor/journalist Lucia Ferrari who talks us through her top edit of radiance boosting beauty products including skincare and makeup.Later on we talk through some of the beauty treatments that Lucia has mastered in lockdown and that she will continue to do by herself from now on. (I particularly love the hair removal cream that smells of roses!)Lucia is so knowledgable and doesn't take her recommendations lightly (I know she thoroughly tests and researches everything). I love catching up with her and hearing about the products that genuinely excite her!
23/06/2050m 25s

Celia Pool: Period Power!

In this episode I'm joined by entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Dame Tampons, Celia Pool.Celia launched the world's first reusable tampon applicator and in doing so reduced the huge amount of plastic pollution caused by our usual sanitary options.Celia and I don't just talk about the environmental impact of our tampons but we discuss everything from period poverty and shaming to the lack of legislation in the making of sanitary products and how this can potentially affect our health. It's a fascinating chat that may just change your views about periods and how we deal with them.Later on I talk about a truly brilliant hair product and some great sunscreens for oily and sensitive skin.Enjoy xx
20/06/2033m 13s

Marian Keyes: My Beauty Habits

In this, one of my all time favourite episodes, I'm joined by the brilliant author Marian Keyes. Marian and I have a wonderful chat about her passion for all things beauty which is a hobby that gives her a great deal of joy.Amongst the excellent product recommendations and brilliant anecdotes, Marian chats through her attitude to ageing and how she will never subscribe to society's rules about how a woman over a certain age should look. Marian is a total breath of fresh air...a funny, intelligent, inspiring woman who writes the best books ever. (Her latest one is called Grownups and is sensational). Enjoy the episode! xx
16/06/2047m 28s

Florence Given: Women Don't Owe You Pretty

In this episode I'm joined by artist, illustrator and social activist Florence Given. Florence was voted Cosmopolitan's Influencer of the Year 2019 and is renowned for being outspoken and brilliantly honest about topics ranging from sexual politics, sexuality and the importance of loving yourself. In this episode we take her new book "Women Don't Owe You Pretty" as a starting point for a discussion about the role that beauty plays in a woman's life. Do we wear makeup because it is an expectation that has been set by the patriachy? What exactly is beauty? How much power do we actually have to look how we truly want to? Florence challenges social expectations of beauty and definitely made me revaluate a few things. This is a fascinating episode with a woman who isn't afraid to be truly outspoken.
13/06/2037m 45s

My Beauty Habits With Kirsty Gallacher

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by the utterly lovely Kirsty Gallacher.Kirsty has been through a lot over the past few years but is in a much better and stronger place now. She chats honestly about how her life has moved on, what it's been like in lockdown with her two boys and how they've been keeping busy.Kirsty also shares the beauty products and treatments that she loves and the reasons why exercise plays such an important role in her life.I loved Kirsty's authenticity and honesty and know you'll love getting to know the real her.
09/06/2042m 1s

Retinol 101 with Daniel Isaacs

If you've ever been confused about your retinoids then this is definitely the episode for you.I'm joined by Medik8's Director of Research Daniel Isaacs who is here to answer all of your questions. I wanted to speak to Dan as Medik8 have very much led the way in researching and coming up with exciting new retinoid formulations. This episode is by no means just about the Medik8 brand though and is a great guide for everyone whether you're about to start your retinol journey or you're looking to take it to the next level. Dan talks me through the many types of retinoids available, what's so good about them, how and when to use them in your routine and so much more. He also answers the many questions that you've been asking me via my Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola.At the end of the episode I talk you through my top retinoid products. I promised I would also list them in the show notes, so here you go :0) Enjoy the episode!- Medik8 R Retinoate Intense- Medik8 R Retinoate Youth Activating Cream- Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment- Dr Sam Bunting Flawless Nightly Serum-La Roche Posay R Redermic 0.3% Retinol- Inkey List Retinol Serum- The Ordinary 1% Retinol - The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid Emulsion
06/06/2040m 19s

Toni Tone: My Beauty Habits

My guest this week is the wonderfully outspoken writer and speaker Toni Tone. Toni tells me how a positive comment about chubby cheeks was the start of a career that sees her empower and give brilliant advice and inspiration to thousands upon thousands of women.In this episode we chat about Toni's career and journey and the daily beauty and wellbeing habits that make her feel great.
03/06/2040m 37s

Wendy Rowe: The Master of Nudes and Max Factor

In this special episode in partnership with Max Factor, I'm joined by makeup artist legend and Max Factor's Creative Director Wendy Rowe. Wendy is one of the world's leading makeup artists and during this episode she shares the story of how with hard work and a can do attitude she made it to the top. Wendy also shares some amazing makeup and industry tips and we discuss some of the brilliant products that she has been creating with Max Factor and how they came about. This is a fabulous episode featuring a true industry great.
30/05/2033m 51s

Jo Tutchener Sharp: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by Jo Tutchener Sharp.Jo tells me about how her life changed when they discovered that she had a lump on her brain and how the whole experience led her to launch her brilliant brand Scamp and Dude.As well as hearing Jo's incredible story, Jo also shares her beauty habits. Before Scamp and Dude she was the founder of Beauty Seen PR and beauty has always been in her DNA. She loves her products and has some excellent recommendations.xx
26/05/2041m 21s

Rosie Green: Beauty and The Breakup

My fabulous guest in this episode is beauty journalist and editor Rosie Green. Rosie thought that she was happily married and life was good when out of the blue her husband left her, leaving her reeling and in shock. She has since gone on a journey which has of course been full of downs and some ups along the way. Rosie made the decision to share what had happened in the column she writes for Red Magazine and has helped guide countless women who are going through the same as she is.In this episode we hear Rosie's story, always punctuated with her wicked sense of humour and Rosie shares how at her lowest moments, beauty helped her through and gave her a feeling of empowerment.
23/05/2050m 17s

My Beauty Habits with Lex Gillies

In this episode of My Beauty Habits, I'm joined by Skin Positivity Campaigner Lex Gillies. After uploading a photo of her rosacea to Instagram, Lex was shocked to be informed that it had been taken down because it was "undesirable". She shared her story with her followers, it went viral and to cut a long story short, she managed to get Instagram to change its policies on skin conditions.During the episode we hear Lex's story, she gives advice for anyone suffering with sensitive skin or a lack of confidence and shares her beauty and wellbeing routines and the products that she adores.This is a lovely, honest chat with a brilliant and brave woman who is changing the conversation about what defines beauty.
20/05/2049m 46s

Amy Childs: My Plastic Surgery Regrets

In this episode I'm joined by ex TOWIE star Amy Childs who tells me about her plastic surgery journey and the huge regrets she has about taking things too far. We talk honestly about the drawbacks of overnight fame and the too good to be true offers she received.Later on I review a fantastic retinol, a cheap but excellent all over moisturiser and more.Remember to join the FB Community Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter and you can find me on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola.
16/05/2031m 4s

Vanita Parti: My Beauty Habits

In this episode I'm joined by entrepreneur extraordinaire Vanita Parti. Vanita is the founder of Blink Brow Bar London and is the woman who brought threading to the high street. During the episode Vanita tells us about how she came up with her idea and made it into a hugely successful business. We then chat through her beauty habits, many of which are based on Indian traditions that have been passed through the generations. She includes some beautiful face mask recipes that you can make at home!Later on I catch up with Athena Laminos who heads up The Eve Appeal which is a charity that increases awareness of the five types of gynaelogical cancer. Athena tells us how we can get involved this month by taking part in their brilliant Get Lippy Campaign,Remember to join our lovely private Facebook Group Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter where you'll find lots of likeminded beauty fans and if you want to get in touch the best way is to DM me via Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola.
13/05/2046m 5s

Dominic Skinner: Shiny Leggings, The Art of Makeup and Glow Up

In this episode I'm joined by iconic makeup artist and Glow Up judge Dominic Skinner.Dominic's story takes him from art student to almost fashion designer, to The Body Shop to MAC where his career went from strength to strength and now sees him being one of the most renowned makeup artists in the UK.Dominic tells us about the ups and downs of life as a makeup artist, what it's like being a judge on Glow Up with Val Garland, the makeup and skincare products that he can't get enough of and so much more.He's wonderfully humble and really funny and I warmed to him so much during the interview. You'll love getting to know Dominic and I think you'll leave the episode feeling that anything is possible and that you should never feel ashamed to be the person that you really are.
10/05/2043m 15s

My Beauty Recommendations: Lucia Ferrari

In this episode I'm joined by beauty journalist and editor extraordinaire Lucia Ferrari (she was Beauty Editor at Harpers Bazaar).Lucia has so much knowledge and expertise and in this episode she talks about her top luxury products and their more affordable (but just as incredible) alternatives. We talk through every element of a skin routine and then cover some makeup favourites. At the end of the episode Lucia gives her top tips for getting a glow.This is an episode brimming with fantastic recommendations from a woman who really knows her stuff. You'll love it xx
06/05/2048m 55s

Helen Addis: The Titty Gritty

In this episode I'm joined by the wonderful Helen Addis. Helen, who is the Head of Features on The Lorraine Show and author of the amazing blog The Titty Gritty, found a lump in her breast in 2018 and a few weeks later was told that she had cancer and needed a mastectomy. Helen, who was planning a massive party for her 40th at the time, suddenly had to deal with a brand new reality.This is Helen's story, all told with a brilliant sense of humour (she had me snorting with laughter) and such warmth. Helen, who is now cancer free is on a mission to get us to check our boobs but more than that, she wants to remind us that even though we are in the midst of a really scary virus, there is a another C out there and if you are worried about any symptoms you need to connect with your Dr as soon as you can.This is an amazing episode full of great advice and I know you'll love getting to know Helen as much as I did.
03/05/2031m 45s

My Beauty Habits With Pamela Marshall

In this episode of My Beauty Habits the wonderful Pamela Marshall joins me to talk through everything from her favourite (and very simple) skincare routine, the important part that candles play in her life, why she can't have baths and why sometimes the no frills products are the best. She also has some fab makeup recommendations.Pam is one of my favourite people in the industry and it was such fun catching up with her about the products that she form a part of her life. Enjoy xx
29/04/2035m 2s

Esther Coren Lockdown Special

In this episode the brilliant Esther Coren returns for a lockdown special. We chat about how we're surviving, what the kids are up to, what we do when we get a second alone, handling our worries, beauty and wellbeing and Esther gives some very handy advice.As ever it's a total joy to chat to Esther and catch up on all the gossip xx
26/04/2046m 31s

My Beauty Habits With Grace Victory

In this episode of "My Beauty Habits" I'm joined by documentary presenter, content creator and author Grace Victory.Grace and I have a great chat about how therapy is changing her life, the things that she does each morning that set her up for the day ahead, beauty products that she adores, her hopes and ambitions and a really exciting project that she has just launched.Grace is one of the most honest and open people that I have interviewed on the podcast and I instantly warmed to her. Enjoy xx
22/04/2032m 54s

Trish McEvoy: A True Industry Icon

In this episode I'm joined by a true beauty icon...the fabulous Trish McEvoy.Recording in lockdown, Trish joins me from her beautiful New York apartment. Our chat is such fun and as well as learning about Trish the entrepreneur and business woman (her beauty brand is totally independent), I also get a great feel for who the real Trish is...a warm, funny, honest, utterly fabulous woman who isn't afraid to be open and had me roaring with laughter.Enjoy getting to know Trish. She'll brighten up your day xx
19/04/2046m 26s

My Beauty Habits With Alice Liveing

In this episode of #MyBeautyHabits, I'm joined by the the brilliant author and personal trainer Alice Liveing.Alice starts off by giving some great and very accessible tips about staying positive and active during lockdown. We then chat through the beauty products that she swears by and that have totally changed her skin. She gives some fab makeup recommendations and talks about why she has given up some of her more regular beauty habits.Remember to join the Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter community on Facebook and if you are an NHS frontline worker and would love some beauty products, DM me on Insta, @OutspokenBeautyNicola
15/04/2037m 56s

The Mind Medic: Dealing With Lockdown Anxiety

If you're anything like me, lockdown and the current situation is a journey of highs and lows. One minute you're grateful for the slower pace of life and the extra time you have with your family and the next you're crying, sleepless and suffering from anxiety. In this episode I'm joined by the lovely Dr Sarah Vohra aka @themindmedic. Sarah is a Consultant Psychiatrist and bestselling author and has brilliant advice for helping us to get through these tough times. What I love about Sarah is that everything she suggests is very accessible and practical. We have a fab catch up about how to support our mental health and I really hope it helps you if you're struggling. We also manage to fit in a bit of beauty chat for good measure :0)If you'd like to get in touch after the episode you can always DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyPodcast and join our private Facebook community Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter.
12/04/2040m 30s

Marisha Wallace: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by Broadway and West End superstar Marisha Wallace.Marisha is not only the most spectacular singer and performer but she is a brilliant human being and was an utter joy to chat to. I left the interview feeling so much more positive and with a huge smile on my face, which I think is what we all need at the moment! During the episode we talk about staying positive during lockdown (with the help of a bit of song), her love of a red lippie and MAC Makeup, how she winds down after a performance and much much more.If you're in need of a boost, some laughter and a woman who is guaranteed to make you grin, this is the episode for you. Oh and make sure you follow Marisha on Insta @marishawallace for live karaoke sessions where she takes your requests and full blown concerts from her lounge!)
08/04/2030m 24s

Alex Steinherr Lockdown Special

In this special extra episode, Alex Steinherr returns to the podcast to chat about her experience of lockdown and how she's getting through it. She talks through the challenges and how she's overcoming them and as ever is brilliantly candid. I think you'll find this episode really relatable and Alex has some great advice too!If you don't already follow Alex on Insta (@Alexsteinherr) she is doing some great content at the moment. Also if you're not yet a member of Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter on Facebook, it's a fab, private community of beauty lovers xx
07/04/2033m 58s

The Inkey List: #askINKEY

In this special episode in partnership with The Inkey List, I invite founders Mark and Colette back to the studio to chat all things new ingredients, innovation and about their incredible new service #askINKEY which as you'll hear is a skincare helpline that you can contact in multiple ways at any time of the day. They are there to guide you through your skincare problems however big or small and you can check out all the contact points on their website theinkeylist.com.Mark and Collette are always a total joy to interview and I hope you enjoy hearing how far the brand has come.
05/04/2039m 43s

Portrait of A Lady - A Love Letter

This is a really special episode in collaboration with The Fragrance Foundation and Editions De Parfum Frederic Malle.Portrait Of A Lady is my favourite fragrance of all time and today's episode is a documentary that I've made with some brilliant people in the industry to celebrate and explore the perfume in what I hope is a spellbinding and magical way.Get ready to hear Frederic Malle's story, discover what makes Potrait of A Lady such an extraordinary fragrance and hear from the likes of Nicola Chapman and Val Garland about how the perfume makes them feel. I also speak to perfume expert Odette Toilette to journey deep inside the intoxicating scent. I hope that by the end of the episode you're as mesmerised by the scent as I am.I've never done anything like this before and I really hope that you love listening to it as much as I loved creating it!If you fancy discovering more about Frederic and Portrait of A Lady, head to fredericmalle.co.uk
01/04/2040m 3s

The Positivity Episode with Jules Von Hep

I thought we could all do with a bit of a lift and there was only one person to call...the ray of sunshine that is Jules Von Hep.In this episode Jules talks through the little things that he does to keep happy and smiling during lockdown. He has some lovely tips and I left the recording with a big smile on my face and hope that he does the same for you.I also read out some of the wonderful shoutouts you've been doing for NHS workers and mention some of the beauty brands that are doing amazing things at the moment.If you fancy lots more Jules in your life make sure you follow him on Insta...@Julesvonhep.
29/03/2029m 49s

My Home Beauty Habits: Donna Francis

This is a special "at home" episode of My Beauty Habits with the lovely Donna Francis aka @Thebeautyed. Donna was Beauty Editor at the likes of Company, Cosmo Girls, Boots Mag and Fabulous and is known for always picking very real and quirky women for beauty shoots before it even became a point of discussion.Donna and I chat through how "lockdown" is affecting us and the ways we are making ourselves feel positive. Donna recommends a range of great things from aromatherapy and body moisturisers to skincare to the ultimate DIY nail file.I really hope you enjoy this episode and it offers a bit of escapism xx
25/03/2037m 21s

The Ultimate Guide to Sunscreen : Outspoken Beauty X Dermalogica

In this special episode in partnership with Dermalogica I welcome Sally and Candice back to the studio to answer every question you ever had about SPF. From the difference between physical and chemical to the surprising difference between SPF 30 and 50 to how to choose the right one for you, this really is your ultimate guide.This is all in celebration of Dermalogica's amazing new SPF product. It is a physical sunscreen that is totally invisible on all skin tones. You'll hear a bit more about it in the episode.Enjoy xx
22/03/2040m 55s

My Beauty Habits with Madeleine Spencer

In this episode I meet the gorgeous beauty/wellbeing journalist and fellow podcast host Madeleine Spencer to delve into her beauty habits.Madeleine is great on the topic of wellbeing and has lots of hints and tips and also shares loads of her skincare and makeup secrets.We also touch on how Madeleine has worked to conquer her anxiety and what working from home looks like for her.Enjoy xx
18/03/2046m 41s

Mothers Day Special (with my mum) - In partnership with Boots

** This episode is in partnership with Boots Mothers Day Bootiques**I can't believe it's taken me more then 2 years to get my Mum Francesca on the podcast. She was one of the people who sparked my passion for beauty in the first place and as well as being one of my best friends in the world, she is also my inspiration.In this episode we chat about so much....how she felt as a working mother in the 80's, how I feel about being one now, how our relationship has changed over the years, how she feels about herself now she is in her 60's, the products we both adore and so so much more. Weirdly I think we both found out things that we didn't know about each other when we recorded this. (I honestly didn't think that was possible!)At the end of the episode we choose each other the gifts that we think will most suit each other from the different Mothers Day Bootiques and both get it right. Yay!This is a celebration of Mums and daughters everywhere and I hope it inspires you both with your gift shopping and just to celebrate your own relationship as we approach Mothers Day!
15/03/2035m 44s

My Beauty Habits With The Anna Edit

In this week's episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by Anna Newton aka The Anna Edit.Anna is a real friend of the podcast and this, her third recording, is definitely the most revealing yet.Join us as Anna tells me about her must have skincare and makeup products, working from home etiquette, the importance of a good book and why smear tests are non-negotiable. We also chat about Matt the dentist and why the idea of sex after you've spent ages doing your evening skincare routine is not acceptable!I loved recording with Anna! Enjoy xx
11/03/2039m 9s

Charlotte Knight: International Womens' Day Special

In this episode I'm joined by Charlotte Knight who is the founder of Ciate. I chose to feature Charlotte on International Womens' Day because she is an example of a woman who has navigated her business through big highs and tricky lows. Talking to Charlotte inspired me to realise that things are never as bad as they seem and with confidence and strength anything is possible. xx
08/03/2038m 54s

My Beauty Habits With Special Guest Me

For this episode of My Beauty Habits I chat through the things that I do on a daily basis. From my medication to my current skincare and makeup to arm-pit and chin hair management, this is my daily life through the lens of beauty. xx
04/03/2018m 7s

Katie Brindle: The Power of Gua Sha and Chinese Medicine

My guest in this episode is a woman who is absolutely passionate about the power of Chinese Medicine after healing herself with it following a serious accident.Katie Brindle has been a Chinese medicine practitioner since 2002, after graduating from the UK's Integrated College of Chinese Medicine and 2 years ago launched an amazing brand called Hayo'u which takes what she has learnt and applies it to skincare and general health and wellbeing. (You will have heard me wax lyrical about her Gua Sha tools and techniques in the past.)During this episode Katie shares her wisdom about life, health and skin and if you're anything like me you'll find that she has a big impact on the way that you want to live your life and look after yourself. Everything that Katie says is so inspiring and makes so much sense. You're going to love her!Remember to join our wonderful Facebook Community by searching for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter xx
01/03/2045m 22s

My Beauty Habits: Esther Coren

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I welcome back journalist extraordinaire, creator of utterly addictive blog The Spike and wife to Giles...the brilliant Esther Coren.Esther shares her beauty habits and daily rituals with me and talks about how they have changed since she has become more confident in herself.Esther is her usual irreverent, honest and outspoken self and had me giggling lots. Enjoy getting to know her through the lens of her beauty habits xx
26/02/2038m 48s

Ruby Hammer: A New Start

The last time I interviewed Ruby Hammer I was in my 20's and we talked all things makeup for a random video for OK Magazine.This time it's a little bit different. Ruby joins me for an amazing chat about her career, the ups, the downs, her daughter and the effect she has had on her working life, her new brand and so much more.Whether you were a huge fan of Ruby and Millie in the 90's or just want to hear from an entrepreneur extraordinaire, this is the episode for you.
23/02/2039m 41s

My Beauty Habits: Dr Sam Bunting

In episode three of My Beauty Habits I welcome back one of the podcast's best friends, Dr Sam Bunting.Sam and I usually chat about skincare trends and hints and tips, but this time we get to know Sam herself a bit more intimately. She chats through how she looks after her mental health, her daily routine and the make-up products that she is utterly loyal to.
19/02/2031m 56s

Alice Hart Davis: Tweakments

Alice Hart Davis is one of the UK's most beloved and experienced beauty journalists who actually got me first beauty column, so I owe her a lot!In her time Alice has written about so many aspects of beauty and the industry and recently she began to focus more on "tweakments" which are the little things you can do to your face to "freshen it up". In other words we're talking the more extreme end of beauty treatments but not plastic surgery.In this episode Alice gives me the low down on some of the tweakments that she has experienced and is very honest about how they felt both during and after. We also have a good old natter about products, brands and life in the beauty industry.Enjoy and remember to join the lovely Outspoken Beauty Community on Facebook: Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter.xx
16/02/2045m 36s

My Beauty Habits with Trinny

In this the second episode of "My Beauty Habits", I join the fabulous Trinny Woodall at her swanky new studio.Once I've had a nose around and been bowled over by the sheer amount of products she has (Space NK eat your heart out), we sit down with a cuppa and chat through her skincare routine, her most beloved products, her relationship with her brow tinter and so much more. This is a lovely insight into the life of Trinny via the beauty products that she loves.
12/02/2032m 2s

Kate Somerville: The Business of Skin

I love meeting founders of brands and in this episode I get to know the genius that is Kate Somerville.During our chat she tells me how she came up with and made her brand such a success, her experience of skin and how it has influenced her skincare range and also her attitude to life. (She is such a wonderfully laid back woman with the most amazing ethos....I wish I could be a bit more Kate!)This is an episode for anyone with a passion for skincare, living life to the full and if you have ever dreamed of launching your own business.Later on I review some of the products I've been enjoying recently.If you fancy joining the Outspoken Beauty private Facebook Group then just search for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter. xx
09/02/2051m 29s

Alex Steinherr: My Beauty Habits

In this the first episode of the brand new series "My Beauty Habits", I'm joined by the brilliant Alex Steinherr.Alex and I talk through her daily habits from the way that she wakes up to her daily beauty rituals to the supplements that she swears by.Alex not only talks candidly about her beauty habits but is really open about lots of aspects of her life.I hope you love this new series :0) Ps All the products mentioned are in the show notes at outspoken beauty.co.uk
05/02/2041m 20s

Julietta Dexter:The Queen of Beauty PR

In this episode I'm joined by Julietta Dexter who is the utterly inspiring CEO and Founder of The Communications Store. (One of the most successful brand building and communications companies in the UK if not the world.)TCS represent many of the biggest beauty brands that we know and love and are behind everything from a brand's sustainability messaging, to their story to the influencers and journalists who talk about them.I wanted to talk honestly to Julietta about the way that beauty products are marketed and promoted. During our conversation I question the luxurious trips and gifts that are often lavished on influencers and journalists.....can someone be truly neutral in a review if they feel that they owe something to a brand?We also chat about how things work at TCS and how they are flying the flag for change. They only work with companies that have certain values and ethics, have a Director of Purpose, Responsibility and Sustainability and are on a mission to change the future of the beauty industry for the absolute better.This episode is a great insight into the steps that happen behind the scenes that are often crucial in making us take that step towards buying a product. It also shows some of the good that is happening in the beauty industry as a result of a strong woman with an incredible ethos for her business.Later on I chat through some of the products that I have been trialling this week...the good and one that has proven to be a bit of a let down.Remember to join our private Facebook Community, Outspoken Beauty Chatter. It's a fab place to carry on the conversation and also get some lovely beauty tips. xx
02/02/2036m 25s

Jane Atherton: All About The Menopause

In this final January Wellbeing Episode, I chat to Jane Atherton who is a is a member of the British Menopause Society and has worked as a Clinical Nutritionist and Menopause Lifestyle Coach for many years. Jane's knowledge and advice about all aspects of the menopause is really amazing. This is truly an episode for everyone whether you have gone through the menopause, are going through it or whether it is a long way off. I always think that knowledge is power when it comes to things that will inevitably happen to our bodies and I just know that Jane will leave you feeling empowered and positive about this stage in our lives.Do join my private Facebook Group Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter if you want to continue the conversation xx
29/01/2041m 29s

The Founders of Elemis

Welcome to an episode featuring two women who are practically royalty in the beauty world, the wonderful Noella Gabriel and Oriele Frank who are two of the three founders of Elemis.It was wonderful to get them in the studio and hear the story of a British brand that has become a true icon. They speak honestly about the early days, the ups, the downs, the passion that goes into making a brand work and the future. I also loved chatting to these two women together...women who have been business partners for so many years and have experienced so much together and have such a wonderful friendship.Elemis are offering 15% off* to listeners of the podcast. Just use the code OUTSPOKEN15. At the end of the episode I talk you through my favourite products just in case you were planning on buying something and need inspiration.Remember to join the lovely private community on Facebook. Just search for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter*ts&cs One use only. Not valid on ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen range, travel sizes, gift cards, cleansing cloths and sale / reduced items. Only one promotional code can be used per order. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offer or codes and cannot be redeemed retrospectively. No cash alternative available.
26/01/2037m 57s

Sexual Wellbeing with Style Me Sunday

In this third special wellbeing episode for January I'm talking to Natalie Lee aka Style Me Sunday about one of the biggest trends for 2020 : Sexual Wellbeing.From Cult Beauty dedicating an entire section of their website to it, to Boots now stocking vibrators, the idea of sex and self pleasure being something good for us and our health is fast replacing the taboo.Natalie and I talk candidly about everything from orgasms to self pleasure to how to talk about our desires in the bedroom and explore our own bodies. This is all about women having the confidence to ask for what we want (and get it) with confidence and no shame!This is pretty unchartered territory for the podcast and I can't wait to hear what you think xx
22/01/2032m 2s

Marie Reynolds: The Alternative Skincare Genius

If there's one thing I've learnt about skincare, it's that it is a topic that is brimming with debate and difference of opinion. One expert's minimal approach is another's love for acid peels and retinol.Of all my guests, Marie Reynold's approach to skin (and health) is one of the most alternative and fascinating. Over the year's she has applied her learning and experience to formulate her own very individual and holistic skincare methodology.Get ready to hear about what our feet can tell us about our health, why we should all shun tech in the bedroom and why some elements of our every day beauty routine may not be required at all.If you want to continue the conversation make sure you join Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter...our lovely private Facebook Group xx
19/01/2040m 10s

The Fertility Episode with Zita West

In this 2nd Wellbeing special of the month, I'm joined by one of the world's most renowned fertility experts, Zita West.Zita has helped countless families on their fertility journeys with a very high success rate and her knowledge in this field is unsurpassed.During the episode Zita shares fertility tips (many of which I never knew), she also gives balanced and honest advice about egg freezing, IVF and how it feels for those who are finding it hard to conceive plus much more.Whether you are planning on trying for a baby now or in the future, have been trying for a while with no success, are considering IVF or perhaps want to go it alone, I really hope that this episode helps you. If there is anything that we don't cover during the episode then DM me on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola and I will pass on your question to Zita xx
15/01/2031m 54s

Philip B: Hollywood Hair, PH and Follicle Erections

It was love at first sight when I met Philip B. The man is practically royalty in Hollywood and if you can think of a megastar he has probably run his fingers through their hair.Philip knows (and loves) hair at a deeper and more profound level than anyone I've ever met. His knowledge of hair and the scalp is unsurpassed as you'll find out during this episode.Get ready to find out about the importance of PH, all about sebum and the hair-raising world of follicle erections.Later on I chat a bit about my experience of Exuviance Skincare (as recommended by Pamela Marshall in last week's episode) and my new trick for glowing, illuminous looking skin.Remember you can join the secret Outspoken Beauty Community by searching for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter on Facebook. Also DM me any time on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola xx
12/01/2049m 31s

Shabir Daya: The Ultimate Supplement Guide

This incredibly informative episode sees Victoria Health's brilliant pharmacist Shabir Daya return to Outspoken Beauty to talk through which supplements we should be taking during each decade of our lives.From the supplements that we should all take whatever our age to those that help with acne, mood, PMS, pregnancy, menopause, bone health and everything in between, Shabir has it covered.What I love about Shabir is that he is well informed, balanced and always looks at the whole picture. He is a man that I trust and have sought advice from a number of times in the past.I have written a list of every supplement mentioned according to decade in the show notes on outspokenbeauty.co.uk.Enjoy xx
08/01/2046m 25s

Pamela Marshall: The Feisty Skincare Guru

The first thing that Pamela said to me when I met her before recording this podcast was that she is VERY opinionated when it comes to skincare and products and boy was she right. Pamela doesn't hold back and her sometimes extreme views all root from a deep passion and lifelong study of skin and what makes it behave in certain ways.Get ready to hear Pamela talk about her views on high street skincare, the simple things that we can all do to achieve better skin and an affordable product that she believes has the power to fight acne. She also reveals some of the secrets of her approach when people visit the treatment rooms at her beautiful clinic Mortar and Milk.If you love skincare and are on a mission to find out what could really work for you then this episode is for you. Pamela is a true skin guru.You can follow Pamela on Instagram @mortarandmilk.
05/01/2048m 20s

Top Products of 2019 and tips for a great start to 2020

In this New Year's Day special I chat through my ideas for making sure that January 2020 is a positive and exciting month rather than the gloomy one that it can often feel like. This is all about fighting the cliche that is the January blues and turning things on their head (without going on an extreme diet or exercise regime).I also celebrate my favourite beauty brands and products of 2019. If I had an Outspoken Beauty Awards Ceremony, these guys would be the winners!For a full list of products mentioned check out the show notes at outspokenbeauty.co.ukIf you fancy joining the secret Outspoken Beauty Facebook Community search for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter.Happy New Year! xx
01/01/2016m 39s

Florence Adepoju: No Challenge Too Big

Prepare to meet a woman who saw a big problem in the beauty industry and set about making things right.Florence Adepoju was tired of trying to find a foundation shade that matched her skin only to be told that the right one "wasn't on stock" or didn't exist or a lipstick that suited her that wasn't just limited edition so she set about forming her own brand MDM Flow (in her early 20's).Flo worked from her shed making products to suit all women of all colours and soon enough word had got out and she was being stocked in the likes of Nasty Gal, Topshop and Look Fantastic.This is your chance to get to know a truly incredible woman. She's proof that anything is possible.Later on I chat through the best skincare for sensitive skin.Outspoken Beauty is taking a little break for Christmas and will be back on 1st January. Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year xx
22/12/1934m 59s

Cher's Last Episode (for now)

So here we are, almost at the end of 2019 and it's time for the last episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb.We have had the most wonderful year together and have gone from being acquaintances to really close friends who know so much more about each other than a lot of our really old friends do.In this last episode we reflect on an amazing year and answer all the questions that you sent us on Instagram. We tell you our plans for 2020 and Cher promises that she'lll be back soon for a Sunday episode xx
18/12/1922m 13s

Louise Pentland: Mumboss Extraordinaire

Oh how I loved doing this episode. Louise Pentland is a woman who makes you feel that anything is possible. She balances being a Mum with being a badass business woman/author/content creator/all round superwoman and yet somehow manages to remain totally down to earth and approachable. In this episode we talk about how she balances all the different parts of her life, her new book, the beauty products that she loves, the story of her birth and a MAC foundation and so much more.Later in the podcast Really Ree gives us a beauty news update and I tell you about a fantastic facial that has changed the was I think about my skin.enjoy xxx
15/12/1951m 59s

The Pill, Frozen 2, Facials and a Damn Good Mascara: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

In this our penultimate episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup (sob sob), Cher and I have a conversation that darts around all over the place (in a good way).From giving up the pill to Cher's Dad's pants habit to manicures to fantastic mascaras, I hope that this episode makes you laugh as much as we did recording it.For our final episode next week you can ask us ANYTHING. Just DM us on insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola or @CherWebbMakeup xx
11/12/1929m 23s

Daniel Sandler: The Man Behind The Makeup

I met Daniel Sandler at a party a couple of months ago and thought he was the most brilliant man. Within moments I was asking him round to come on the podcast and luckily he agreed. Yay!Here is a makeup artist who was brought up surrounded by glamorous people and hair stylists. He found his passion and made it into a career and his story is just fascinating and really captures what it felt like to work at a time where people were even more daring with their self expression than they are today.Later on I round up my favourites of the week including two excellent gift ideas and a mascara that will never let you downIf you fancy joining the Outspoken Beauty Private Facebook Group then search for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter and I'm @OutspokenBeautyNicola on Instagram xx
08/12/1948m 23s

Xmas Pressie Ideas: Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

If you're struggling with what to buy everyone this festive season, Cher and I are here to help. In this episode we chat through some of our best present ideas. A lot of them are beauty related but we have thrown in some others too and we've tried to cover all budgets. Really hope we help and inspire you.So, pour yourself a mulled wine, sit back and get festive with us xx
04/12/1930m 45s

Indeed Labs X Outspoken Beauty

In this special episode in partnership with Indeed Labs, I meet a woman who is feisty, inspiring and passionate about producing beauty products that are affordable, high-performing and BS Free (just my kinda gal). Dimitra Davidson is the President and COO of Indeed Labs and during the episode we chat ingredients, skincare trends, the future of the industry, routines and so much more. I hope you enjoy getting to know the woman behind what is a truly phenomenal brand.Later on I catch up with Really Ree about the products she's loving and some brand new releases to look out for.You can join me on Insta (@OutspokenBeautyNicola) and join our private chat group on Facebook. Just search for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter xx
01/12/1942m 13s

Health, wellbeing and a good dose of glitter: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

Cher and I get together for our weekly catch up on all things beauty and life in general.In this episode we're chatting how to wear glitter, looking after our health, products that we're trying and testing and a whole lot more.If you ever want to ask us anything you can find us on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola and @Cherwebbmakeup or join the Private Outspoken Beauty Group on Facebook. Just search for Outspoken Beauty Podcast Chatter.xx
27/11/1932m 0s

Gok Wan and Lorraine Kelly: The Positivity Episode

In this episode Gok Wan and Lorraine Kelly join me to chat through how the highs and lows in their lives have strengthened them and got them to a place where they now want to help others.Whilst Gok has a knack for empowering women and making them feel a million dollars (trust me he made me feel like a queen within two minutes of meeting him), Lorraine is a woman who has found how the little things in life can make all the difference. We chat about her new book "Shine" where Lorraine chats really honestly about her own life and how we can make the most of ours. It's a real inspiration.Enjoy!! x
24/11/1934m 1s

It's All About You: Ultimate Guide to Makeup With Cher Webb

Cher's back and in this episode we turn to you our lovely listeners and answer as many of your questions as possible.We also chat through some new products on the block including some lovely new makeup brushes, our current eating habits and Cher has loads of beauty wisdom to share.Enjoy xx
20/11/1928m 23s

Dr Murad: The Holistic Approach

Joining me in today's episode is a man who has been a true pioneer of skincare since he started out as a dermatologist in 1972. He soon realised that it wasn't enough to just treat skin. Instead you had to look at the entire picture including diet, health (both physical and emotional) and general lifestyle.Dr Murad imparts so much wonderful knowledge in this episode and his wisdom just shines through. When I met him he inspired me to make some changes in my life and I feel like he might just do the same for you.xx
17/11/1943m 15s

Skincare, Veg Boxes and Paris: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

Cher's back from a wonderful day trip in Paris and she's got loads of tips to share. We also talk about my shift to using an acid exfoliant in the morning, a great new fake tan concept, veg boxes and veganism and there's even mention of some of the books we've been loving. I'm compiling a list of product mentions in the Outspoken Shop on outspokenbeauty.co.uk so you should be able to find all the stuff we love there. (Bear with me while I compile it). I do use affiliate links on that page which means I get a little percentage if you buy from there, but if you'd rather not do it that way, just look at the products and then Google them separately. Enjoy the episode. I'll be back on Sunday xx
13/11/1928m 10s

Dr Sam Bunting: Ultimate Skincare Tips

Top dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting is such a fountain of knowledge and I couldn't wait to get her back in the studio for more skincare know how.In this episode we cover changing up our skincare as the seasons change, adult acne, collagen drinks, microbiome and Epigenetics. Sam has got it all covered!!If you have any questions following the episode give me a DM via my Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola. Dr Sam can be found @drsambunting and you can buy her fabulous skincare collection via drsambunting.com. I love the sunscreen and moisturiser in particular.
10/11/1942m 19s

Your Beauty Questions Answered: Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

In this episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Cher and I answer the beauty questions you've been asking us on Instagram. From our fav makeup brand to acne skincare to concealer tips, we've got lots of advice for you.We also discuss the benefits of organic tampons, Daniel Sandler's beautiful Water Colour blusher, veganism and so much more. Remember you can contact us at any time by DM'ing us on our Instagrams @OutspokenBeautyNicola and @CherWebbMakeup xx
06/11/1937m 25s

Sarah Jossel: The Beauty Boss

My guest in this episode is one of the UK's most beloved beauty journalists. Sarah Jossel aka The Beauty Boss joins me to talk about her career journey and how going the extra mile can make all the difference. We also chat about the challenges of being a beauty journalist who suffers from acne, simple skincare routines, fantastic product recommendations and why we all need to learn more about our own individual skin. You can read Sarah's weekly column in The Sunday Times Style Magazine. Sarah is also one of This Morning's Beauty Experts and can often be seen on ITV1 imparting great advice and wearing utterly fabulous outfits.
03/11/1951m 14s

Prepping your skin for makeup: Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Dermalogica

In this special episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup in partnership with Dermalogica, Cher and I meet the lovely Jax who tells us how to get our skincare spot on so that our makeup looks as fab as possible.From cleansing the right way to using spritzes to how to deal with a last minute spot, this is your guide to getting the most out of your makeup because it all starts with really good skincare and the right techniques.We also manage to chat about David Beckham's pants and dressing my 3 year old up as a mashed potato.Enjoy xx
30/10/1923m 52s

Celia Walden: Life as Pier's Morgan's Wife, LA beauty and Chasing Your Dreams

My guest this episode is Pier's Morgan's incredible wife Celia Walden.When I met Celia I was instantly struck by her glamour, her intelligence and her fun and cheeky sense of humour.Celia is a brilliant journalist and editor who has spent many years writing about beauty. She tells us all about the LA lifestyle, her beauty loves and challenges, funny Piers related anecdotes and why she is currently doing EXACTLY what she wants with her career.You'll love this brilliant woman. Later on I talk nails, sensitive skin and why sometimes you just need to give your face a bit of gently TLC xx
27/10/1947m 58s

Breast Checks, New Makeup and Beauty Treats: Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

Cher is back and we're chatting about all sorts this week.I talk through my breast biopsy results and the actual experience of the biopsy (which was actually strangely funny thanks to a professor who did everything in his power to take my mind off it).There's lots of beauty chat with me trialling a new makeup brand for the first time, advent calendar excitement and much more. Enjoy xx
23/10/1929m 11s

Lily Pebbles: My Life Now

If you've been listening to the pod for a while you'll know that one of my favourite guests (and a real friend of the show) is the gorgeous Lily Pebbles. I loved having Lily in the studio first with her best friend Anna (The Anna Edit), then when she was pregnant and shared her hopes and fears with me and for this episode, when as promised, she came back to tell me all about life as a Mum.Lily is SO open and honest about childbirth, the early days of being mum to baby Gray and how she feels that she has changed. I felt so honoured to have this really personal chat with her and that I can share it with you.This isn't just for Mums or pregnant women but for anyone who has had a big change in their life. Lily is an inspiration!Later on I talk about a fantastic Bobbi Brown Mascara, vitamins and my skincare routine.Enjoy xx
20/10/1942m 57s

The fragrances we love: Outspoken Beauty X Fenwick

In our final podcast in partnership with Fenwick, Cher and I chat about the fragrances we can't get enough of.From a perfume that instantly transforms us to a private Caribbean beach to a warming sexy scent to the perfect fragrance for layering, these are the fragrances that we really love.We also talk about the NEOM pod which has revolutionised Nicola's house and Cher chats about her candle addiction and finds a really special one from the Tom Dixon range.Enjoy xx
16/10/1922m 9s

Sam Farmer and Lorna Radcliffe: Don't Be Scared of Your Products

In this episode I'm joined by two of my very favourite people in the beauty industry, Sam Farmer and Lorna Radford. If you've been listening to the podcast for a while you'll know that Lorna is one of the youngest and most successful cosmetic scientists in the UK. Sam is the founder of his own incredible beauty brand Sam Farmer and is passionate about the industry. Through years of studying and being involved in the formulation of his own products, he has the most amazing knowledge of all things beauty.During this episode we debunk all the misconceptions about beauty and ingredients. From parabens to so called natural products, Sam and Lorna tell us how things REALLY are and if you've ever worried about what's inside your products they are bound to allay your fears.This is an incredible and important listen and I hope you get loads out of it.xx
13/10/1937m 29s

Our Skincare Edit: Outspoken Beauty X Fenwick

In this special episode in partnership with Fenwick, Cher and I take you on another virtual shopping trip. This time we're choosing some of our favourite skincare products and talking through why we love them so much and how we recommend using them. Expect products of all different price points which we love and trust.We also chat about my birthday and the unexpected surprise my husband got me (not a dog unfortunately but something that I've been wanting for sooooo long).If you're reading this on 9th October, Cher and I will be live at Fenwick Bond Street from 6pm tonight. Tickets are £10 (prosecco and a goodie bag included) and are available here: (we'll also be in Kingston on 10th and there are more events happening next week)https://www.fenwick.co.uk/events/women/outspoken-beauty-events/655f99b3-36aa-49da-938d-5b4f1f960e13
09/10/1921m 47s

Really Ree: Living for the moment, canine friends and beauty products galore

In this episode I get to sit down with the thoroughly lovely Really Ree. One of the original beauty bloggers, Ree has tried and tested pretty much every beauty product you could ever imagine.Alongside her huge beauty knowledge, Ree has a knack for giving amazing advice and is really kind and down to earth.I so enjoyed getting to know this lovely person and am really grateful to her because she lifted me when I was having a bit of a bad day. She also gives a load of really excellent beauty recommendations.Later on in the episode I talk about some brilliant new products from Indeed Labs.Enjoy!!
06/10/1945m 57s

World Smile Day: Outspoken Beauty X Rapid White

In this special bonus episode in partnership with Rapid White I meet super- dentist Dr Amit Rai to talk all things dental health, tooth equality (yes it is a thing) and how to do home whitening safely and effectively. Dr Rai is a fountain of knowledge and will change the way you think about your teeth. (Within moments of doing the interview I had booked an appointment with the dentist!)This episode is all in aid of World Smile Day.Enjoy :0)Oh and I'll be back on Sunday with the amazing Really Ree. See you then xx
04/10/1931m 36s

Come Makeup Shopping With Us: Outspoken Beauty X Fenwick Special

In this special episode in partnership with Fenwick, Cher Webb and I take you virtual makeup shopping. (Cher is without a doubt the ultimate makeup shopping partner)Come with us as we pick our favourite ever makeup products from the store and talk you through why we love them and how we recommend using them. For your chance to join Cher and I live at Fenwick, head to Fenwick.co.uk and book tickets for our events. (Or go to the link in my Instagram bio @OutspokenBeautyNicola).Cher and I will be in:Canterbury: 8th October 2019 @1pmBond Street: 9th October @6pmKingston: 10th October @6pmHope to see you there xx
02/10/1926m 32s

Chanel Special with Queens of Makeup Sharon Dowsett and Cher Webb

I've been so excited for you to hear this. It's a really special episode in partnership with Chanel where I got to meet the incredible makeup artist Sharon Dowsett. Sharon is one of the UK's most renowned makeup artists and she sat down and told me so much about her amazing story and adventures in the industry. We were also joined by Cher who has worked with Sharon in the past. It was like they were sisters....I love the way they spark off each other in the episode.Sharon has a passion for and longstanding history with Chanel and has worked with them for the past 17 years. As she shares her stories, her and Cher talk about the makeup products that get them most excited.If you love makeup, Chanel and great anecdotes, this is the episode for you xx
29/09/1940m 58s

Pigmentation, Celeb Spotting and Moon Cups: Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

There was a lot of laughter during the recording of this episode. Cher does a bit of celeb spotting from the studio window and becomes very excited when she realises that she's seen "thingy" from Love Island. We also chat about everything from Moon Cups to great pigmentation products to three quarter shaving your legs to the one product we couldn't live without. Hope you love listening! To see us live in action, make sure you book your tickets for the Outspoken Beauty X Fenwick Roadshow. Cher and I are coming to a town near you. Just head to the What's On section of the Fenwick website. Hope to see you there xx
25/09/1927m 24s

Feisty, Fabulous Skincare with Maleka and the Ultimate Glow

In this episode I'm joine by Maleka Dattu who is the founder of Merumaya.Maleka is passionate about great quality skincare, total transparency and challenging social norms to ensure that women don't feel ashamed of ageing or that they need to hide who they really are.Maleka is probably one of the most outwardly outspoken people that I've come across in the industry and I think that her honesty is both brave and very refreshing.Later on I have a quick catch up with Marc Elrick who is the founder of Tanluxe. I question him all about his amazing new hylauronic tan serum. I also chat to you a bit more about the new wonder product from The Inkey List.Don't forget that tickets are now on sale for the Outspoken Beauty X Fenwick Roadshow. It all kicks off in Newcastle on 1st October with Ruth Crilly aka A Model Recommends.You can buy tickets via the bio in my Instagram (@OutspokenBeautyNicola) or by copying and pasting this link:https://www.fenwick.co.uk/events/women/outspoken-beauty-events/655f99b3-36aa-49da-938d-5b4f1f960e13Hope to see you there xx
22/09/1948m 33s

Must Have Skincare Newness, Advent Calendar Fun and The Outspoken Beauty X Fenwick Roadshow: Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

In this episode of The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Cher and I chat about an amazing event we went to at Liberty London to celebrate the launch of this year's advent calendar. We discuss how we didn't know what to do with the green heads of our posh carrot hors d'oeuvres so took dramatic action and will also give a few clues (but no giveaways) as to what you'll find inside the calendar.We also chat about Dr Sam's new moisturiser, a fab new product that's coming from The Inkey List and so much more.Finally, we tell you more about the Outspoken Beauty X Fenwick roadshow which kicks off on October 1st. All the details will be on the Fenwick website and tickets are officially on sale from 19.9.19. So hope to see you there x
18/09/1917m 38s

Bobbi Brown - The Woman Behind the Name

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
15/09/1947m 0s

Naughty Perfume, Charlotte Tilbury and Routines: Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
11/09/1927m 5s

The Incredible Benefits of Forest Bathing: Sarah Ivens and Aromatherapy Associates

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
08/09/1948m 35s

New Products That We're Loving: Ultimate Guide to Makeup With Cher Webb

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 WatchI 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
04/09/1926m 59s

Trinny Woodall and Shabir Daya: Supplements

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
01/09/1935m 28s

Brilliantly Balancing Skincare: Ultimate Guide to Makeup With Cher Webb

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.ukAs ever feel free to DM us via Insta any time. I'm @OutspokenBeautyNicola and Cher is @CherWebbMakeup.xx
28/08/1928m 40s

Ruth Crilly: She Knows What to Recommend

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
25/08/1942m 35s

Nails and Feet: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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 @CherWebbMakeupEnjoy xx
21/08/1922m 48s

Skincare 101: Outspoken Beauty X Dermalogica

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
18/08/1939m 59s

We're All Going on A Summer Holiday: Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
14/08/1926m 59s

Alex Steinherr: The Queen of Skincare

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
11/08/1943m 31s

Come beauty shopping With Us: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
07/08/1925m 35s

The Future of Skincare?: Outspoken Beauty X Mother Dirt Special

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
04/08/1937m 33s

National Lipstick Day: Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
31/07/1928m 29s

Spice Girl Special: Mel B plus Sian Welby

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
28/07/1939m 6s

Fake Tan: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup With Cher Webb

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 WaterIsle of Paradise Tanning DropsBondi Sands Tan remover Clarins tanning drops for face/bodyVita Liberate Body Blur in Cafe CremeSally Hansen Airbrush LegsMAC Face and BodySt Tropez Gradual Tan
24/07/1924m 40s

Nadine Baggott: Beauty Without the BS

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
21/07/1947m 54s

Hero Products That We Keep Going back To: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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)
17/07/1926m 57s

Hayden Tee: Miss Trunchball, Makeup Artistry and more

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
14/07/1936m 9s

Best Beauty Buys When You're Abroad: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
10/07/1923m 25s

Paula Begoun: The Cosmetics Cop

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 @OutspokenBeautyNicolaxxx
07/07/1954m 22s

Hot Weather Makeup - The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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.
03/07/1924m 58s

Caggie Dunlop: Big Life Changes, Skincare and Spirituality

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
30/06/1939m 3s

Some affordable beauty treasures: Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
26/06/1923m 59s

Jodie Comer's Facialist Jasmina Vico and Camille Knowles the Eczema Warrior

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.
23/06/1943m 59s

Toff on Skin Confidence and Being a Skindividual - Dermalogica X Outspoken Beauty Special

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!
19/06/1929m 35s

Estee Lalonde - Pubic Hair, Great Skincare and the Power of Relaxation

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
16/06/1946m 27s

From Superdrug to Chanel: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
12/06/1925m 27s

Noomi Rapace: Fragrance and Fighting Hollywood Ideals

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
09/06/1936m 28s

Beauty Picks Continued: The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup With Cher Webb

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.
05/06/1924m 39s

Zanna Roberts Rassi: It All Started With Milk

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
02/06/1938m 52s

May's Product Picks - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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 BlossomBabyliss Big TongBatiste Dry Shampoo and Colour ProtectDior Addict Face and Body FoundationFace Glow Palette (Dior)Givenchy Summer Collection – Healthy Glow Powder Limited EditionBetter You Magnesium FlakesMurad SPF 30Diptique Fleur de Peau moisturiserPalmers Cocoa ButterBotanico Vida Omega OilLiving Proof Texturising SprayKevin Murphy Blonde Angel Hair WashDecleor Sunkissed Cream
29/05/1920m 30s

At Home With Tamara Ecclestone

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.
26/05/1940m 51s

Glowgasms - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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 @CherwebbmakeupIf you want details of the next Outspoken Beauty Live you can contact me on Instagram Messenger. (@OutspokenBeautyNicola)
22/05/1918m 22s

The Suncare Masterclass with Dr Sam Bunting

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!
19/05/1933m 7s

BAFTA Awards 2019 - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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)
15/05/1920m 41s

Jane Wurwand: The Inspirational Founder of Dermalogica

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.
12/05/1943m 29s

Holiday Essentials - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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 @OutspokenBeautyNicolaProducts mentioned in the episode (all links via outspokenbeauty.co.uk)Dr Jart Ceramide Sheet MaskCreme De La Mer SPF 30Skinceuticals 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 FoundationIT Cosmetics CC Cream (Matte)IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed PowderLaura Mercier Loose Setting PowderMac Pro Longer ConcealerNARS Powder BlushBare Minerals Powder BlushDr Dennis Gross Moisture CushionEstee Lauder Advanced Night RepairKiehl's Midnight Recovery OilIndeed Labs HydraluronGivenchy Healthy Glow BronzerPiz Buin SPF 50 (lips)L'Occitane hand cream with SPFBumble and Bumble Detangling Leave in ConditionerMAC In Extreme Dimension MascaraDiptique Body Balm
08/05/1924m 59s

The 'Oscars' of the Beauty Industry: Your Invitation to the CEW Awards 2019,

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 FilterCharlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk LipstickRituals The Ritual of Holi Shower FoamThe Handmade Soap CompanyNARS Climax MascaraIsle of Paradise Tanning WaterMolton Brown Jasmine and Sun Rose PerfumeElemis Peptide4 Mask and Eye CreamLaura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder GlowDrunk Elephant Retinol
05/05/1925m 27s

Maleka Dattu: The Right Routine

*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)
02/05/1930m 6s

The Inkey List: Demystifying Skin Care with Mark and Collette

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.
28/04/1933m 42s

Pat McGrath & Bananas - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
24/04/1920m 9s

Jo Elvin: She's The Very Nice Lady

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
21/04/1938m 3s

Tools of The Trade - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
17/04/1920m 15s

Sherille Riley Browpreneur: Anything Is Possible

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
14/04/1940m 35s

Mascara Tried and Tested - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup

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.
09/04/197m 45s

Zoe Hardman: From insecurity to certainty.

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.
07/04/1943m 7s

Outspoken Beauty Live with Jules Von Hep and Anita Bhagwandas

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.
03/04/1913m 52s

Sarah Lindsay - Olympics, Big Decisions and a Whole New Life

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.
31/03/1932m 23s

Cher's Kit Part 3 - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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.  
27/03/1921m 21s

Mother Pukka: Hangups, Happiness and (dry) humping

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.
24/03/1938m 15s

Cher's Kit Part 2 - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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 LinerInglot fluid liquid linerTeddy Kohl from MacMac Pro long wear paint pots (groundwear shade)Trish McAvoy eye baseSurat Eyelash Curler (Liberty)NARS/MAC/Makeup forever - make your own palettesUrban Decay Cherry Naked PaletteNaked 1, 2 and HeatNars Climax mascaraIn Extreme Dimension 3d black Mascara (MAC)YSL Original MascaraClinique bottom Lash Mascara
20/03/1919m 47s

Make Up By Mikey: From Singing Monk to Master Make Up Artist

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.  
17/03/1938m 6s

Nicola's Go To Routine- Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup

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. 
13/03/1910m 49s

Style Me Sunday: loving your body, the middle finger and vibrant lipstick

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
10/03/1934m 30s

Cher's Makeup Kit - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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. 
06/03/1919m 43s

Dr Esho: The ethics and psychology of cosmetic surgery

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.
03/03/1934m 30s

Oscars 2019 - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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
27/02/1916m 22s

Trinny Woodall: Confidence, Empowerment and Sass

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! 
24/02/1941m 13s

Brows - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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.  
20/02/1918m 51s

NEOM's Nicola Elliott Moss - Wellbeing Without The Bull

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     
17/02/1929m 11s

Night Time Routine - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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. 
13/02/1919m 40s

Vick Hope - The Power of Going Makeup Free

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.
10/02/1929m 24s

Budget Beauty - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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 @CherwebbmakeupThis 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 
06/02/1923m 4s

Dr Sam Bunting: London's Best Dermatologist

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.   
03/02/1934m 15s

Perfume - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup with Cher Webb

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.  
30/01/1923m 48s

Lily Pebbles: Big Changes On The Way

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 
27/01/1945m 39s

The Girls Are Back: #BackChatBeauty Special

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.  
20/01/1931m 45s

Skin Detox - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

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.
16/01/1922m 47s

Jodie Kidd - Catwalks, Chaos, Balance and Beauty

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  
13/01/1938m 34s

Bronzer - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

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 
09/01/1914m 7s

Lauren Pattison and Katherine Templar Lewis - Stand-up and smile!

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
06/01/1934m 31s

Blusher - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

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.ukYou can follow Cher on Insta @Cherwebbmakeup and we can be found @outspokenbeautypodcast
02/01/1916m 16s

Vasiliki Petrou: A force for good in the beauty industry

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
23/12/1828m 57s

Outspoken Beauty x Backchat Beauty Xmas Special 2018

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.
19/12/1827m 34s

The King of Nails and The Clean Beauty Debate

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.    
16/12/1835m 7s

Concealer - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

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. 
12/12/1818m 57s

Jules Von Hep - So Much More Than A Tan

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.
09/12/1840m 15s

Foundation - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

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.
05/12/1818m 48s

Val Garland: The World's Greatest Makeup Artist

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!
02/12/1837m 0s

Mascara - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

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
28/11/1816m 18s

Lisa Potter Dixon & Sophie Beresiner: #BackChat Beauty Special

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
25/11/1844m 34s

How to Get The Glow - Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide To Makeup with Cher Webb

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.
21/11/1817m 27s

Toff: Showing my true face

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.
18/11/1840m 25s

Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup: Red Lipstick

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
14/11/1819m 0s

Red Lipstick: Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup With Cher Webb

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 
14/11/1814m 6s

Alison Young: The Beauty Expert of Beauty Experts

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.
11/11/1834m 55s

Meg Matthews: From Party Animal to Menopause Warrior

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!)
04/11/1830m 43s

The Anna Edit and Lily Pebbles: How to edit your beauty stash

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.
28/10/1839m 8s

Cult Beauty: Alexia Inge on Indie Brands and What Makes a Product Cult

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.
21/10/1834m 5s

Freya Ridings: Lost without beauty

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.
14/10/1840m 21s

Sophie Beresiner and Lisa Potter Dixon -#BackChatBeauty/Outspoken Beauty Special

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!! 
07/10/1835m 10s

Esther Coren: Britney Spears, big spots and feminist husbands

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.
30/09/1841m 5s

Rochelle Humes: going back to your roots, skin inclusivity and 90's makeup fails

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.
23/09/1837m 44s

Facials: Sarah Chapman

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: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk   
20/07/1833m 24s

Travel: Trinny Woodall

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: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk
13/07/1836m 36s

Puberty: Emma Guns

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: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk
06/07/1825m 34s

Motherhood: Lisa Smosarski & Hannah Michalak

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: OutspokenBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk    
29/06/1839m 20s

Social Media: PixiWoo

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: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk  
22/06/1844m 15s

Ageing: Caroline Neville & Dr Maryam Zamani

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: OutspokenBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk   
15/06/1836m 13s

Mental Health: Cat Meffan, Natasha Devon MBE & Tina Hobley

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: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk
08/06/1842m 18s

Vaginas: Caroline Hirons

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: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk
31/05/1836m 42s

Brows: Lisa Potter-Dixon

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: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk
25/05/1836m 4s

Au Naturel: The Anna Edit

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: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk 
18/05/1826m 45s

Wellness: Elle Macpherson

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: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk
11/05/1825m 44s

Perfume: Sali Hughes

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: OutspokeBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: http://www.outspokenbeauty.co.uk 
04/05/1824m 9s

Luxury Beauty: Lorraine Candy

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: @OutspokenBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: https://Outspokenbeauty.co.uk/
27/04/1823m 37s

Pressure Of Beauty: Myleene Klass

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: @OutspokenBeautInstagram: OutspokenBeautyPodcastWebsite: https://Outspokenbeauty.co.uk/
20/04/1825m 8s

Outspoken Beauty: Trailer

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.
16/04/181m 39s
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