Outspoken Beauty

Outspoken Beauty

By Global Media & Entertainment

Featured as one of the Top 10 podcasts by Harpers Bazaar and a must listen by Stylist, Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Vogue Italy, Outspoken Beauty is the UK's most honest, straight talking beauty and wellbeing podcast that uses beauty as a way to start powerful conversations. It's hosted by beauty columnist and broadcaster Nicola Bonn.

As well as great product recommendations and tips expect conversations with an array of experts, specialists and inspiring humans that cover everything from the joy of lipstick, skincare and supplements to debates around ageism, diversity, self pleasure and challenging the status quo.

This is a podcast for anyone who finds joy in beauty, who wants to feel great about themselves in a way that is so much more than just skin deep and who wants the confidence to find beauty in who they are rather than what society expects of them. Prepare to be challenged, informed and inspired!


Lorraine Dallmeier - How To Formulate Your Own Beauty Products and Start Your Own Brand

In this episode I chat to Lorraine Dallmeier , Biologist, Chartered Environmentalist and the CEO of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school. Lorraine turned the business around and it now attracts thousands of students from around the world.During the episode Lorraine and I talk about the history of formulation and how some of the biggest brands were started by people who were mixing up products in their own kitchens.Lorraine also explains how anyone can be a formulator and start a beauty brand as long as they have the passion and drive. She also tells me about some of the huge success stories to come out of Formula Botanica.If you're looking for a career change and beauty is beckoning then this episode may be just what you need to hear.
21/05/2237m 48s

Minipod - The Perfect Spring Lipstick, A Fabulous Hat and Hormonal Skincare

In this week's minipod I briefly chat about the annoyance of having to get one's body "summer ready".Next I chat through an amazing lipstick that I discovered in MAC, a stunning shower oil and my favourite new hat.Then it's time to welcome back Sam Freedman from Curate Beauty. She's here to tell us about her Indy brand of the week. Enjoy!Products mentioned:Karen Mabon Leopards Can't Change Their Spots SunhatMAC Powder Kiss Lipstick In Sheer OutrageBloom and Blossom Shower OilFewe Skincare
19/05/2210m 57s

Torrey DeVitto - My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I start with my first impressions of Sali Hughes' Revolution Skincare range. After that it's time to welcome my guest, American actress, musician and activist Torrey DeVitto.Torrey and I have a great chat about her career, her love of animals (and how that influences her beauty and fashion choices), the products that she swears by (including a very special Le Labo Fragrance) and her brilliant views on ageing.I had a great time getting to know Torrey and I can't wait for you to hear this episode.
17/05/2241m 19s

Let's Get Lippy!

*This episode is in support of the amazing Eve Appeal, a charity whose mission it is to raise money for research about, raise awareness of and support people with the five different types of gynaecological cancer.*In this episode I'm joined by comedian extraordinaire Karen Hobbs and the brilliant GP Dr Aziza Sesay who are both ambassadors for one of my favourite charities, The Eve Appeal. Karen was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014 and has since gone on to help launch The Eve Appeal's nurse run helpline "Ask Eve" and incorporated her experience of cancer into her stand-up work.Dr Sesay is on a mission to help educate us about our health and in particular raises awareness of the 5 different types of gynaecological cancer.During the episode Karen shares her story, we chat about gynaecological cancer and how to recognise if something isn't right and we generally have a good chin wag about female health and how to seek help when we need it. It is our hope that this episode will entertain you, empower you and might even save someone's life.Thanks so much to The Eve Appeal for providing these two incredible guests and for all the brilliant work that you do.You can support The Eve Appeal by taking part in Get Lippy Month and buying products from the beauty brands who are supporting them by giving a percentage of takings straight to the charity. (You can find all the details and other ways to support them at https://eveappeal.org.uk. )If you have any concerns about your gynaecological health you can call Ask Eve on 08088020019 - the nurses are AMAZING.Oh and remember that the 5 different types of gynaecological cancer are womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.
14/05/2246m 20s

Minipod - Crystals, The Smell of Summer and Sensual Candles

In this week's Minipod I discuss my new, utterly delicious daily breakfast and how I make it.I also chat about the most uplifting room spray, a sensual candle, an affordable fragrance that perfectly captures the spirit of summer and I turn to my Indy brand expert Sam Freedman who this week recommends a stunning crystal skincare brand.Here's what I mention:Nutribullet 600 Series Starter KitAntonia Burrell And Breathe SprayFloral Street Midnight Tulip CandleEstee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau FraicheSam's Indy brand of the week : Palm of Feronia
12/05/2210m 41s

Bryony and Nicola - White Dresses, The Annoying Itch and Our Beauty Edits

Bryony is back and she's going to a big awards ceremony. This leads to discussions about what she should and most definitely shouldn't wear. We also talk dog-sitting, my home medal ceremony, annoying itches, when lube goes wrong and of course we chat all things beauty with some excellent recommendations in store for you.
10/05/2242m 4s

Victoria Woodhall - Editor Life, The Incredible Benefits of Yoga and Tongue Scraping

It is such a pleasure to finally get Victoria Woodhall on Outspoken Beauty. Victoria is a journalist and editor extraordinaire (she is the editor of Get The Gloss), an incredible yoga teacher (she teaches Trinny Woodall amongst many others) and one of the loveliest people in the industry.During the episode we talk about Victoria's career, the benefits of yoga and how it has changed her life and the beauty and wellbeing products that she swears by including a £4 Ayuverdic tongue scraper amongst lots of other things.This is a great episode with a woman who I both respect and adore. Enjoy :0)
07/05/2258m 6s

Minipod - The Affordable Mascara of Dreams, Powerful Skincare and Hairy Moments

In this week's Minipod I tell you all about my favourite mascara of the moment (it's got me very excited because the quality and price are so incredible), powerful personalised skincare, yummy perfume and I even delve into a couple of the books that I'm enjoying at the moment. Oh and I reveal all about my out of control moustache. Enjoy xx
05/05/2212m 12s

Dr Sophie Shotter - My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits (which you are going to LOVE), I'm joined by aesthetic doctor extraordinaire Sophie Shotter. Sophie has been my guest before but this time she's here to tell us all about her beauty habits.Sophie chats about her skincare routine (which is jam-packed with excellent products), the makeup she loves, why a good sleep routine is incredibly important to her and we also touch upon fragrance and the things that make her feel amazing.Here are some of the products that Sophie mentions during the episode:Why we sleep bookOlverum or Votary pillow mistSensateMuseOto and Apothem CBDNeostrata Restore cleanser, Skinceuticals simply clean cleanser, Delo Rx cleanserBioderma Sensibio Micellar WaterNS Tri Therapy Lifting SerumSBS AlphaRet & EyeMaxMeder Circa Night CreamSBS Alto Defense SerumRevision Vitamin C LotionSBS Interfuse Eye CreamHeliocare Water GelRevision Nectifirm AdvancedSBS TechNO Neck Perfecting CreamOxygenetix FoundationHourglass Voyeur Liquid LinerNatasha Denona Glam PaletteChantecaille Longest Lash MascaraChantecaille Lip Chic
03/05/2241m 3s

Dr Shirin Lakhani - From Aesthetics to Hormones to Incontinence

In this episode I welcome the brilliant and multi-talented Dr and aesthetic practitioner Dr Shirin Lakhani. Dr Shirin, who can is the founder of Elite Aesthetics, has a special interest in urology and hormones, stemming from her days as a medical dr. She brings this to her aesthetic patients, meaning that when you see her she can guide you in many ways and give you a true 360.During the episode we chat about the effect that social media filters can have on us, why incontinence should never be a taboo and we should never be scared to come forward and seek the help we deserve. We also chat about the importance of being aware of hormonal changes and again knowing when to ask for help.I hope you enjoy this episode and feel empowered to demand the very best for you and your health.
30/04/2227m 24s

Minipod - This Week's Beauty Highlights

In this week's minipod I chat about Cat Deeley's perfume oil E11even and give my honest opinion. I also tell you about an amazing new haircare brand, a cheap and cheerful body spray that you can layer with other scents, the ultimate body cream and the makeup remover of dreams.
28/04/227m 55s

Bryony and Nicola - Homemade Burglar Alarms, The Missing Fridge and Beauty By The Bagful

Bryony's in Manchester and there are all sorts of strange things going on in her hotel....why won't they give her a fridge? How will she stop someone coming through the adjoining door? What can she do to feel cosy all those miles away from home?After a chat about hotel and makeup artist life, we of course give you our top beauty recommendations of the fortnight as well as going a little of piste with talk of the perfect T- Shirt and Bryony's medical related wonder product that we can all use. Enjoy xx
26/04/2236m 53s

Alison Cork - My Body My Choice!

In this episode I chat to presenter and interiors specialist Alison Cork. Post-menopausal and in her late 50's, Alison decided to transform her body, losing 4 stone and getting to a place where she felt confident and raring to go.However, she found that once she had lost weight she was met with a surprising reaction from the public and encountered trolling and negativity.During the episode we explore why Alison decided to make the changes that she did and how it made her feel when other people judged her. We also look into how it feels to be post menopausal and why women "of a certain age" should never just slip into the shadows.Later on I have a brief chat with aesthetic doctor Sophie Shotter who talks about the part that she played in Alison's journey. This is a really interesting and honest episode with two brilliant women. Enjoy!
23/04/2244m 10s

Minipod - Radical Rose, The Makeup Brush of Dreams and A Skin Superhero

In this minipod I chat about a makeup brush that I couldn't be without, delve into the world of a rose fragrance that will make you the envy of all who sniff you, explore an SPF for sensitive skin that is prone to redness and re-visit one of my favourite exfoliators (but one that shouldn't be used too frequently). I also discuss an amazing eyeliner and my new lip addiction.Here are the products I mention:Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eyeliner in Deep AubergineVotary Tinted Lip GlossMatiere Premiere Radical Rose Eau de ParfumIndeed Labs Vitamin C24Kate Somerville ExfolikateRosalique 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle FormulaIt Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection no 7
21/04/2210m 0s

Minipod - Monika Blunder, Orange Blossom Galore and A Fabulous Balmy Brand

In this my final Easter holiday Minipod (business resumes as usual from Friday), I talk about some more standout products.From the brilliant small independent brand Hedgewild Beauty who specialise in beautiful, sustainable balms to Monika Blunder's exceptional new moisturiser that works perfectly under makeup to the most beautifully fragrant orange blossom soap to Andrew Fitzsimmon's conditioning spray which performs better than some counterparts that are 5 times the price.I hope you enjoy hearing about these great products from sensational brands.
19/04/2212m 13s

Easter Minipod - Products That Make Me Feel Brand New

In this short Easter special I go through the products that really have the power to transform me and make me feel like brand new which I think is what this time of year is all about.From my dream perfume to the very best body moisturiser to a face mask that seriously transforms your skin to the lip product that will enhance any lipstick, these products really do tick all the boxes for me.For more info on products I love do join me on Instagram @outspokenbeautynicola
16/04/228m 45s

Minipod: Tilbury, Dare and The Sophisticated Scent Of Summer

In this week's Minipod I talk about a beautiful double shaded green eyeliner, the most perfect summer scent, the ultimate hair texturiser (that smells divine) and the best app that I have ever come across if you suffer with anxiety. If you fancy joining the private Outspoken Beauty Podcast Facebook Community search for The Outspoken Beauty Club.
14/04/229m 27s

Bryony and Nicola - Paris, Grey Pubes and Ravishing Recommendations

In this episode Bryony and I discuss that moment when you discover your first grey pubic hair and what this means going forward. There's also chat of strange window displays in Paris, anti social dancing and of course lots of really amazing beauty recommendations including a mascara for huge lashes, the best fake tan for the face and a gorgeous soap. Enjoy!
12/04/2247m 28s

Dr Rangan Chatterjee - Happy Mind, Happy Life

I'm so happy to be able to say that I finally have the brilliant Dr Rangan Chatterjee on the podcast.Dr Rangan who is a GP, author, TV presenter and podcaster has helped millions of people to reevaluate their health and lifestyle and to feel and live better.During the episode we discuss many of the pillars in his new book "Happy Mind, Happy Life". We explore the science of happiness and the simple things we can do/choices we can make that are scientifically proven to bring more joy, calm and confidence to our lives.I loved chatting to Rangan and think that both this episode and his book could prove to be life-changing for many people.
09/04/2251m 49s

Minipod - Healthy Hair, Plush Lips and The Perfect Shade of Rosebud

In this week's Minipod I talk you through my products of the week and I've got some truly brilliant ones in store.There's the perfect rose lipstick, a cheap but incredible hand cream, a lip product for the plushest of lips and a cream that is guaranteed to help you with dry, unhappy hair. Oh and I also talk about one of my very favourite artists who happens to also design makeup bags, clothes and gorgeous silk eye masks.If you'd like to join the private Facebook Group check out The Outspoken Beauty Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419953838690477
07/04/228m 34s

Dr Maryam Zamani - My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I welcome back the brilliant aesthetic doctor Maryam Zamani.Maryam and I have a great chat about her favourite skincare and makeup products, the pleasure that she gets from candles, her very favourite fragrance and all the things that she does to make her feel good. We also discuss juggling busy lives and Dr Maryam gives her view on the ageing process.I loved hearing about Maryam's beauty and wellbeing habits. Enjoy!
05/04/2239m 34s

Andrew Fitzsimons - Adele, The Kardashians and A Real Life Hairytale

In this episode I speak to the man who is perhaps best known for being hairstylist to the Kardashians, the thoroughly lovely Andrew Fitzsimons.Andrew and I chat about why he left school at the age of 13 and the amazing advice that his mum gave him that his stood him in good stead to this day.We also talk about the incredibly brave decisions that he has taken and how they've paid off, the power of living alone, why kindness is always the answer and why hair gives him such pleasure.Andrew's story is incredible and I found it so incredibly inspiring. Enjoy getting to know this fabulous man.
02/04/2247m 45s

Minipod - Brilliant Brows, Artful Lashes and Super Soft Hands

In this week's Minipod I talk you through some of the brilliant products that I've been testing recently. From the most amazing brow pencil to an artfully made mascara wand to a simple but brilliantly effective hand-cream, these products are all really well thought out and made. I also chat weighted blankets and arm-pit scrubs (who knew that these existed?)Enjoy x
31/03/229m 57s

Sophie Louise Hughes - My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by model, entrepreneur and all round amazing woman Sophie Louise Hughes.Sophie's life changed when she donated part of her liver to her nephew and saved his life. Her entire outlook and career shifted and it led her to be an amazing advocate for body positivity as well as to launch her beauty brand Glowb.During the episode we talk about the challenges, the highs and the lows and how they have all made her the person she is today. Sophie talks honestly about her body, leaving a long term relationship and life in Australia behind her, starting a beauty brand and we of course focus in on her very favourite beauty products and wellbeing habits.I loved getting to know Sophie and found her attitude to life incredibly inspiring. Enjoy!
29/03/2245m 41s

Jo Elvin - Make A Change!

In this episode I welcome back the incredible Jo Elvin. Jo was the editor-in-chief of Glamour Magazine for 17 years and most recently the editor of YOU Magazine. She is truly one of the magazine industry greats.However, recently Jo made the decision to leave the security and prestige that comes with her role as editor, to go freelance and completely reinvent her career at the age of 52.During the episode we talk about making difficult changes, walking away from comfort and refusing to slip into the shadows as we get older. This is an episode about empowering ourselves to be the women we want to be rather than who we are expected to be. (Jo and I also have an honest conversation about the menopause and talk about the amazing power of having fabulous nails).I hope that my chat with Jo inspires you and makes you realise that sometimes feeling safe in your career isn't enough. We need to fight to feel truly fulfilled!
26/03/2237m 26s

Minipod - Beauty Picks Of The Week

In this week's minipod I talk about a couple of new products on the block including a super hydrating serum and a shampoo that makes your hair glow. I also remind you of one of my favourite products of all time and why I think it's so brilliant and have a cheap and cheerful perfume that will make you instantly happy. Enjoy!
24/03/228m 43s

Bryony and Nicola - The Wrong Tights, Riding The Donkey and Beauty Galore!

In this episode makeup artist extraordinaire and all round lovely lady Bryony Blake is back and we're chatting about botox, riding donkeys (and sisters...don't ask!), tights gone wrong and of course there's lots of beauty chat too.As ever we have three fabulous beauty products each to tell you about including a super glowy serum. Enjoy :0)
22/03/2246m 24s

Sam Farmer - Cut The Beauty BS!

In this episode I welcome back one of the beauty industry's most informed and opinionated members - the brilliant brand founder and Vice President of The Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Sam Farmer.If I ever have a question relating to a certain brand or formulation, Sam is the man that I go to. I have honestly never known anyone with his knowledge and in this episode we put the beauty world to rights and delve into topics such as clean beauty, natural beauty, synthetics and how brands should be talking to and educating their customers.This is a really valuable episode for anyone who wants to cut through the BS and know what we should really be looking for when we purchase our products.
19/03/2232m 39s

Calming Our Vegus Nerve With Sensate

*The episode is in partnership with Sensate*One of the things that has really been helping me to relax recently is a genius bit of tech called a Sensate. I first came across it when it was recommended by my brilliant nutritionist Charlotte Faure Green (I'll be getting her on the podcast soon), who specialises in stress and anxiety relief and told me that with daily use, the Sensate should help to relieve my anxiety. I have found the Sensate to be so amazing that I needed to find out more and got in touch with the company who invented it. The rest as they say is history and they have joined forces with me on the podcast so that we can get a really good insight into how this bit of tech came about and what makes it so effective at reducing stress.During the episode I get to know Michelle Laven who has been with Sensate since the start and we have a great chat about the current stress explosion that so many of us are experiencing, I learn more about the vegas nerve and also about how the Sensate works its magic.If you'd like £20 off a Sensate then head to getsensate.com and use code OUTSPOKEN.
17/03/2221m 56s

Bryony and Nicola - Resetting With Our Mums and Aromatherapy Associates

*This episode is in partnership with Aromatherapy Associates*In this episode Bryony Blake and I are joined by our gorgeous mums Francesca and Louise for a very special chat about how we reset ourselves. Aromatherapy Associates are doing a lot around resetting and how their amazing oils can help change your mood/state of mind for the better and the four of us take this theme and explore how we have reset ourselves at major times in our lives as well as the little things we do that help us.Later on we go through our very favourite Aromatherapy Associates products and how they help us to reset. All four of us have been fans of the brand for many years and we have some great tips for you.After our chat I catch up with Christina who is the head of education at Aromatherapy Associates. She tells me the fascinating history of the brand and what makes their oils so incredibly special. If you'd like 25% off Aromatherapy Associates site wide from 16th-27th March use code OUTSPOKEN25
15/03/2257m 52s

An Intimate Chat With The Speakmans

In this episode I meet Nic and Eva Speakman aka The Speakmans. Nic and Eva have been therapists for over 20 years and have changed many lives.During the episode they generously share many of their tips and techniques for overcoming anxiety and we have a conversation that reveals a lot about my own past and current struggles with anxiety.Nic and Eva are incredible and I really hope that this episode helps you if you are facing any challenges at the moment.You can find them on Instagram @thespeakmans and I highly recommend their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DAjKLGdUJqDn5c-cJf1OQ.
12/03/2255m 54s

Minipod - What's In My Beauty Bag?

In this week's Minipod I delve into my beauty bag of wonders and pick out 5 products that I've been trying, testing and loving.From an amazing pre-biotic shampoo to a fragrance that smells of holidays to the most beautiful silk fake lashes, these products are all really fantastic. I also tell you about a special hormone test that I'm planning on doing.Enjoy Outspoken Beauties!
10/03/229m 52s

Jasmina Vico - The Holistic, Instinctive Skin Guru

In this episode I'm joined once again by the brilliant skin health specialist Jasmina Vico. Jasmina is the woman behind the skin of the likes of Jodie Comer, Sienna Miller and Phoebe Dynevor and is renowned for her "Jasmina Vico Glow".During the episode I catch up with Jasmina and we explore her beliefs that good skin goes so much deeper than what's on the surface. Jasmina talks through the techniques and innovations that she believes will not only help our skin but overall health too and she stresses how important it is for her to explore all aspects of a client's health rather than just focussing on the skin.I love Jasmina's passion and the way that she is always learning and seeking new information. I also adore how strong and opinionated she is. Here is a woman who isn't scared to stand apart from many others in the industry and who has the self confidence (mainly thanks to her extensive research and constant quest for knowledge) to do things HER way.
08/03/2239m 10s

Dija Ayodele - Skin Education For Everyone

In this episode I welcome back the brilliant aesthetician and author Dija Ayodele.Since our last episode, Dija has written one of my favourite ever skincare books "Black Skin: The Definitive Skincare Guide". The book is brimming with information, advice and also explores the concept of Blackness and identity in the beauty industry. (I couldn't put it down).During the episode we chat about the book and also focus in on Dija's skin rules. She has so many great pieces of advice, whatever the colour of your skin.This is a great episode! Enjoy xx
05/03/2239m 36s

Tried and Thoroughly Tested With Becki Murray - Retinols

In this episode of Tried and Thoroughly Tested, phenomenal beauty science journalist Becki Murray talks us through the two mild retinols that have performed the best during the most thorough of trials.Both of the retinols mentioned are mild enough to use on most sensitive skins, increase hydration and with long term use will have the beneficial effects that you would expect to see from stronger and more intense vitamin A derivatives.I love hearing Becki's thorough and informed product reviews and can't wait for you to find out more about two phenomenal products.Do follow Becki @beckimurray_ for lots of excellent information and great beauty content.
03/03/2224m 57s

Bryony and Nicola - Bad Snogs, The Adonis That Never Was and Brilliant Beauty

In this episode Bryony and I chat about everything from Bryony'd fear of mice and rats to camel hooves to my worst ever kiss (with the most beautiful ever man) to the time that Bryony's friend majorly let her down when she was being chatted up by a total adonis.We do of course get down to talking about beauty too and we have a great selection of recommendations in store for you this week.Enjoy xx
01/03/2237m 27s

Sarah Chapman Returns

In this episode the amazing skincare expert Sarah Chapman returns to the podcast. (She was first my guest way back at the start).During the episode we talk about how skincare has changed since we last chatted, the trends that Sarah approves of, supplements, skin non-negotiables, LED Masks and even delve into Sarah's own routine. Sarah is such a brilliant guest and I always learn so much from her. It's an absolute pleasure to have her back on the podcast.---------------If you'd like to trial beauty products and become part of a great community of beauty lovers, why not join the Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panel. Email nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk for a form.
26/02/2252m 54s

Aurelia - The Power of Probiotic Skincare

*This episode is in partnership with Aurelia Skincare*In this episode I take a deep dive into the gorgeous skincare brand Aurelia and find out what makes it stand out from many others on the market.I chat to Antonia Knox who has been with Aurelia pretty much since the start and she explains why the brand is so special, what inspired their founder to start it and how their specific use of probiotics can help our skin in a number of incredible ways.Following my chat with Antonia it's time to hear from some of the Outspoken Beauty Panellists who have been trying a variety of Aurelia products including their hero Probiotic Concentrate. They give their honest, non-biased reviews.Do check out the Aurelia website if you'd like to delve into the brand further. They offer a service that helps you find the right skincare for your specific concerns.If you'd like to join the Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panel and test products then email me nicola@outspokenbeauyty.co.uk.
24/02/2228m 33s

Vogue Williams - My Beauty Habits

In this episode I chat to the brilliant Vogue Williams (I've been wanting to get her on the podcast for so long).Vogue and I chat all things podcasts, pregnancy and the gross things that our kids bring home (namely nits and worms...yuck!). Then we get onto some of the beauty products that Vogue can't live without, her tanning range, what she does to chill out and why she has a real penchant for retro fragrances for men. Vogue was an absolute pleasure to interview and I hope you love this episode as much as I do.
22/02/2243m 33s

Marina Mansour - The Democratisation of Beauty

In this episode I get to know the amazing Marina Mansour. Marina is head of beauty at Kyra, a company that specialises in understanding and working with Generation Z.During the episode we chat about how this generation is a force to be reckoned with and the way that members are harnessing the power of social media to make big changes in the world of beauty.This is a conversation about fighting the status quo, self expression and how when enough voices come together they can make changes in an industry that up until very recently has made all the rules.Marina and I also have a great chat about her own personal beauty preferences and habits.I hope you enjoy this episode and that it inspires you to make some of your own beauty rules.
19/02/2246m 1s

Minipod - A Feisty Book, The Bader Debate and A Wonder Mask

In this week's Minipod I recommend a brilliant book by a very feisty woman indeed. I also tell you about a sublime perfume oil, I look at both sides of the Augustinus Bader debate (can it ever be worth THAT amount of money?) and I chat through a brand new face mask that will do wonders for skin that is sensitive/compromised or just needs a good old dose of hydration.Enjoy Outspoken Beauties!
17/02/2210m 40s

Bryony and Nicola - Naughty Dogs, Posing for the Postman and our Beauty Edit

Bryony is back and in this episode we're talking about see through leggings, naughty dogs, posing for the postman and why sometimes you just need to take a bit of time out.Later we talk about an affordable and brilliant cleansing balm, a candle like no other, a buildable foundation that will give you a guaranteed glow, an iconic blusher plus much more.Enjoy!
15/02/2237m 20s

Menopausal Skin - Tips From The Experts

*This episode is in partnership with Teoxane*In this episode I'm joined by the brilliant Drs Joanna Christou and Tracy Mountford who are here to have an open, honest and really informative conversation about what happens to our skin during the menopause and how best to keep it looking as glowy and healthy as possible.During the episode we chat through all the things that can help us and our skin during the menopause (and those that might not be as useful). From HRT to the right skincare to inner health to tweakments, it's all in there. Joanna and Tracy are both big fans of and ambassadors for Teoxane and they also go into why they believe that if you're having fillers done, Teoxane provide the best and most natural options.I found this episode really informative and whether you're perimenopausal or in the menopause right now I think you'll take loads away from it. (I also think there are some great tips whatever your age).You can find Tracy and Joanna at The Cosmetic Skin ClinicFind out more about Teoxane here: https://www.teoxanetreatments.co.uk/
12/02/2245m 8s

Minipod - New Beauty Launches

We're having a week off Tried and Tested (it will be back next Friday) so today it's another episode of the Minipod with little old me.This week I'm giving initial impressions of some new beauty launches including Trinny London skincare, an amazing Avon Mascara and a PHA Exfoliator that stands out in so many ways. I also chat about the most beautiful addition to your shower that will turn your daily routine into a sensory delight.Enjoy!
10/02/2210m 46s

Shannon Peter - My Beauty Habits

Bryony is having a much needed week off and will be back next week but do not fear, I have an amazing guest in store for you!My guest this week is the brilliant Shannon Peter. She's the Beauty Director at Stylist and when I first met her a few months ago I was struck by how natural, kind and intelligent she was.In this episode we hear her brilliant career story and then get into the nitty gritty of her beauty habits and the products that she swears by. Bearing in mind her Beauty Director status, these are (as I predicted) really fantastic recommendations and are totally from the heart.Enjoy this one Outspoken Beauties!You can find Shannon @Shannonrpeter and of course can read her brilliant work at Stylist Magazine.
08/02/2247m 1s

Sali Hughes - A Fragrance For Everything

I am SO excited to share this episode with you. Sali Hughes is back and this time she joins me and Suzy Nightingale for an episode of On The Scent.If you heard the first episode I did with Sali many moons ago, you'll know that fragrance is one of her biggest passions. In this episode Suzy and I delve deep into the fragrances Sali uses in her emotionally-supportive toolkit and we find out so much about her through this joyful (and often revealing) discussion.Here are the scents that she talks about:Fragrances that formed part of Sali’s childhood:@yardleylondonuk English Lavender@officialbiba perfume (1970s)@diorbeauty Miss Dior (the original)The scents Sali uses now as…Signature scents:@chanelofficial No5@yslbeauty Rive Gauche@fredericmalle L’Eau D’HiverConfidence-boosters:@chanelofficial Coco@ormondejayne Ormonde Woman@guerlain MitsoukoVa-va-voom sexy (for herself):@celine NightclubbingImmediately calming:@johnsonsbabyuk Baby Lotion@nivea_uk Creme@fredericmalle Cologne IndélébileWild card:@heeleyofficial L'Amandiere ExtraitsFind out more about @thebeautybanks & how you can help: https://www.beautybanks.org.ukRead Sali’s books:Pretty Honest https://tinyurl.com/PrettyHonestPretty Iconic https://tinyurl.com/PrettyIconic
05/02/2258m 32s

Minipod - 5 Really Fabulous Products

In this week's minipod I talk about some of my favourite products at the moment from the most amazing serum that does it all to a perfume that is perfect for Spring to a review of Dr Sam Bunting's new eye serum.I hope you enjoy hearing about this week's picks.If you'd like to join the Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panel email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk and I'll send over a form.Products Mentioned:Issey Miyake A Drop D'IsseyMedik8 R-Retinote Day and NightAromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy OilCinema Secrets Makeup Brush CleanerDr Sam Bunting Eye Serum
03/02/2210m 52s

Estee Lalonde - My Beauty (and bathing) Habits

In this episode I'm joined once again by the fabulous Estee Lalonde.This time we're delving into her beauty rituals with a big focus on her love of baths and why they play such an important part in her life. Estee also updates me on the beauty products that she is loving at the moment and we have a really good chat about anxiety and depression, both of which Estee suffers with and is really open about (I love her for this).Finally we focus in on Estee the entrepreneur. She's built a gorgeous beauty brand called Mirror Water from scratch and it's great to hear how it all came about.This is a lovely episode and it was such a pleasure to have Estee back on the podcast.
01/02/2243m 16s

We Should All Be Able To Access The Experts! - OSB x GetHarley

*This episode is in partnership with GetHarley*In this episode I introduce you to an amazing platform that makes some of the best skin experts in the UK accessible to us for a really good price. GetHarley, which was founded by the brilliant Charmaine Chow enables us to book online appointments with experts who would usually charge hundreds, for as little as £40. Charmaine is not only trying to democratise access to leading skin experts, but she's doing it in a seamless and really effortless way as you'll hear in the episode.During the podcast I meet three of the women who are available to us on GetHarley including Dr Fiona Mccarthy who is not only a skin expert but an oncologist, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Alia Ahmed (who is also known as the Psychoderm as she has a degree in psychology that she applies to her skincare) and finally the amazing Dr Lauren Hamilton who is a GP and founder of cosmetic and wellness clinic Victor and Garth. These women are all incredible and chat through some of their beliefs about skin, give great tips and share some of the skincare that they love.I also have a great chat with founder Charmaine who tells us what inspired her to launch the platform.Having experienced GetHarley myself I can tell you that I am SO impressed. It's a great service and I have a feeling that a lot of you will be helped by it. If you'd like to find out more you can check them out at getharley.com.
29/01/2249m 23s

Minipod - Tried and Thoroughly Tested With Becki Murray

Science journalist and beauty tester Becki Murray joins me for another episode of "Tried and Thoroughly Tested."In this episode Becki has been putting hair oils through their paces and she's here to reveal which two stand out as being the very best options particularly for textured/curly hair.I love doing this episode with Becki and introducing you to the products that are proven to work in thorough, independent trials.
27/01/2213m 38s

Nicola and Bryony - Strange Cab Journeys, David Walliams and Recommendations Galore

In this episode Bryony Blake is back and we're talking about her life as a makeup artist and her current work with the brilliant David Walliams on Britain's Got Talent. I also reminisce about a rather eventful interview I once did with Jason Donovan, David Walliams and Matt Lucas where I got into a bit of trouble. This leads us to chat about strange cab journeys, over-working and of course we tell you about some of our current beauty loves with a beautiful lipstick, fab face-mask, an update on home laser hair removal and the perfect cream for winter ravage skin. Enjoy!
25/01/2244m 46s

Faye Speedie - Doing Right By Yourself!

In this episode I get to know the truly inspiring Faye Speedie. Faye was forced to take a step back from her high powered role in the beauty industry due to health issues and the fact that she was finding it hard to conceive. During the episode we chat about issues that apply to so many of us. From health to the pain of not being able to conceive, to having the strength to step away from your career to starting an incredible and successful company on your own...it's all here. Faye and I also have a great chat about the beauty industry and she also gives some of her own excellent recommendations.Faye's company Beauty Bulb helps beauty, personal care and wellbeing brands in a number of ways including with sales and business growth. You can find her and her brilliant team at beautybulb.co.uk.
22/01/2258m 9s

Minipod - Anxiety, Algae and Leggings of Joy

In this week's minipod I talk a bit about the high levels of anxiety that I have been experiencing and what I'm doing to try and get them under control. (If you're also struggling I'm always here for a chat. Just DM me @outspokenbeautynicola).I also talk about another body cream that has had the Becki Murray stamp of approval (she'll be back for another episode next of Tried and Thoroughly Tested next week) and is a really good budget option. Finally I chat about a serum that has landed on my desk and that I'm finding very interesting, the best leggings I've ever bought (which just so happen to be on sale right now) and a beautiful new brand made for babies but that is also really great for us.Here's what I mention:Bam leggingsAveeno moisturiserEveredenAlgenist Blue Algae Vitamin CAnxiety Josh
20/01/229m 14s

Suzy Nightingale - My Beauty Habits

In this week's episode of My Beauty Habits my guest is the amazing fragrance journalist and expert and my great friend and co-host of The On The Scent Podcast, Suzy Nightingale.Suzy and I have had so many incredible conversations about scent but I've never really asked her about the other aspects of beauty that she love. I'm so happy that I now have because I absolutely ADORE her beauty habits and rituals. During the episode Suzy chats about why she is drawn to glamorous makeup and looks from different eras, her humongous lipstick collection, how she tames her fly-aways and why her skincare routine is so important to her. There are obviously a couple of fragrances in there and we also chat through how Suzy looks after her wellbeing.I can't tell you how much I loved recording this episode. Suzy is a breath of fresh air and I adore her passion for beauty and how much it empowers her.Here's what she mentions:Skincare:Nighttime routine:ELEMIS Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil,ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm OR Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing BalmPaula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid ExfoliantMedik8 Intelligent Retinol 6TRMedik8 Intelligent Retinol for EyesHada Labo Super Hydrator (hyaluronic acid)Curél Deep Noisture SprayELEMIS Pro Collagen Marine Cream (light in Summer) OR Modern Botany Recovery Cream for more intense comfort boost. OR La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. OR De Mamiel Skin Recovery Balm (smells amazing, works overnight even on scars).Day:Cleansing balm (as above)Ren Ready Steady Glow AHA TonicMedik8 C-TetraLa Roche-Posay SerozincMedik8 C-Tetra EyeClinique Moisture Surge EyeErborian CC Dull Correct SPF 25Body:Dry body brushingAromatherapy Associates Deep RelaxHair:Hershesons Almost Everything CreamSam McKnight Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo / Easy Up-Do / Modern HairsprayMakeup:Lipsticks -Lisa Eldridge (nearly everything) faves: Velvet Ribbon & Velvet Myth (wild mulberry)Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment Light my FireLisa Eldridge Velvet Fawn & Gloss Embrace in Velvet MuseEyeliners:Black felt liners - Haus Labs (lady gaga) &Maybelline Hyper Precise All Day Eye LinerMascara:Marc Jacobs At Lash’dPerfume:Skin Alchemists Equilibrium pulse point remedyOrmonde Jayne Woman
18/01/2258m 5s

Dr Julie Smith - Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

In this episode I have the pleasure of speaking to psychologist Dr Julie Smith.Julie has made it her mission to spread her knowledge of mental health to the masses and her incredibly popular TikTok account (which now has over 3 million followers) has become a hub for useful nuggets of wisdom that are helping so many people.During the episode we talk about Dr Julie's views on mental health and focus in on her new book "Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?" Throughout her book Julie provides brilliant support and tips to help us overcome a number of issues including grief, fear, relationships, depression and so much more. During the episode we chat through some of the challenges that so many of us experience and Julie gives sensible and achievable advice whilst talking honestly about some of her own personal issues.Dr Julie is doing great things in the mental health sphere and I hope that you enjoy getting to know her. Her book is available on Amazon and is a brilliant and relatable read.
15/01/2239m 0s

Minipod - Tried and Thoroughly Tested With Becki Murray

In this week's minipod I'm joined by the brilliant beauty science journalist Becki Murray. As part of her job, Becki works in a lab and tests beauty products to the nth degree to ensure that they are doing what they claim that they do.I feel incredibly honoured that Becki has joined me to share some of her findings and to tell us about some of the products that have out-performed themselves...the products that we can REALLY trust to do what they say they do and that we can spend our hard earned cash on with confidence.In this episode Becki tells us about two of the highest performing body moisturisers that she has been testing, These brilliant products are guaranteed to leave your skin healthy and hydrated and will continue to perform long after application.I hope you enjoy learning about Becki's findings and that they help you with your purchase decisions.Products mentioned:Malin and Goetz Vitamin B5 Body LotionNeom Perfect Night's Sleep Magnesium Body Butter
13/01/2213m 6s

Bryony and Nicola - The Speakmans Help Bryony, Swearing To Impress and Bountiful Beauty

The delectable Bryony Blake is back from Thailand and joins me for another of our episodes. This week we're talking Covid testing Thailand style, overcoming Bryony's fear of heights, why Bryony is cooler than me and why she'll will soon be touching David Walliam's face.We also have our usual six beauty recommendations with this week's picks covering everything from a beauty balm with guaranteed glow, an addictive body moisturiser and an almond shower oil that cocoons your skin in the most delightful way.
11/01/2243m 0s

Matilda Velevitch - The People Behind The Numbers

In this episode I get to know playwright and artist Matilda Velevitch. Matilda works with the charity Care4Calais and helps many refugees and in this episode we talk about what she has learnt and about the reality of their situation.We focus in on what it means to be a female refugee, lose your dignity and experience challenges that many of us couldn't even dream of. Matilda also reveals some truly shocking details about some of the things that are happening to refugees under our very noses in this country. Amongst the extreme challenges that these people are facing is also a story of humanity and laughter and a coming together of women plus how you might be able to help.I realise that this isn't a beauty related episode but after getting to know Matilda and hearing the story of some of the refugees that she's worked with, it's one that I had to publish. I always say that beauty starts important conversations and this really is a conversation that needs having.If you'd like to help Care4Calais here's the link to their website: https://care4calais.org/
08/01/2244m 25s

Minipod - Multi-tasking Skincare, The Ultimate Frizz Tamer and The Jumpsuit of Dreams

In this week's Minipod I chat through some of the things that I've been loving this week, from an excellent multi-functioning retinoid/vitamin C to the vase of dreams to a truly brilliant frizz tamer, these are the products that I really rate.I also make an exciting announcement about a brand new series that's coming to the podcast which will see me being joined by science journalist extraordinaire, Becki Murray and recommending products that have been trialled and tested to the nth degree.If you'd like to join the Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panel, DM me on Instagram @outspokenbeautynicola and make sure that you join our private Facebook community The Outspoken Beauty Club.
06/01/2210m 13s

Alice Du Parcq - My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I chat to the wonderful fragrance writer and presenter Alice Du Parcq.Alice has been a beauty journalist and editor since 2001 and has the most amazing talent for bringing fragrances to life. She also hosts the brilliant series "Desert Island Spritz" on her Instagram @aliceduparcq where she interviews the likes of Caroline Hirons, Sallie Hughes and Lisa Potter Dixon about their favourite scents. (I highly recommend it)In this episode we chat about Alice's fascinating career and then go on to explore the beauty products that she adores. Alice has got a truly luxurious and very sensorial skincare routine that will have your mouth watering. She also chats through beloved makeup items and of course a few of the important fragrances in her life.Alice is a joyful human being and this episode is utterly fabulous, just like her!
04/01/2250m 48s

Minipod: New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year Outspoken Beauties!In this mini episode I chat through my New Year's Resolutions and why I've chosen them.From shunning fad diets to working on my mental health and relationships to a few promises regarding the podcast, I really hope you enjoy my first episode of 2022.
01/01/227m 58s

Top Home Fragrance Products of 2021

In this the final episode of my Best of 2021 mini-series I talk about the home fragrance products and brands that have really stood out to me this year and tell you why.Here's what I mention:The Perfumer's Story Black Moss CandleThe Constant Candle CoNeom HappinessAromatherapy Associates Oil DiffuserDiptique Baie CandleHolistic London Candles and Home SpraysAntonia Burrell "And Breathe" Air Cleansing Room SprayEmma Hardie Moringa Balm CandleFloral Street Midnight Tulip CandleSkandinavisk Festive Candles
30/12/215m 15s

Top Fragrances of 2021

It's the penultimate episode of my top products of 2021 series and today I'm focussing on fragrance.This has been a tough to whittle down as I've adored and discovered so many beautiful scents this year, but these have really stood out to me:Frederic Malle Portrait of A LadyLe Labo The Matcha 26Penhaligons ConstancePenhaligons Duchess RoseSerge Lutens Fleur D'OrangerNivea Sun
30/12/215m 1s

Top Beauty Products of 2021 - Other Categories

In this end of 2021 mini-series, I'm chatting about my favourite products of the year.In this episode I cover quite a few categories including hands, bath, body, hair and wellbeing.Here's what I talk about:Nursem hand-creamAromatherapy Shower OilsL'Occitane Bain de LaitL'Occitane Almond Shower OilDr Sam Bunting Flawless Body TherapyBabyliss Deep WavesFable and Mane ShampooRen Atlantic Kelp and Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Bath Oil
28/12/214m 38s

Top Skincare of 2021

In the 2nd instalment of my products of the year I talk about the skincare products and brands that have really stood out to me in 2021.Skincare is obviously very personal but I feel that a lot of these products would work well for most skin types, ages and shades.Here's what I mention:Exuviance Vitamin C Capsules, Bionic Tonic and Night Renewal HydragelHeliocare SPFEmma Hardie Moringa BalmCerave Hydrating CleanserSkin and Me prescription skincareMedik8 Crystal RetinalSkingredients (numerous products mentioned)Dermalogica MicrofoliantAvon Anew Renewal Power Serum
25/12/2110m 21s

Christmas Eve Special - Top Makeup of 2021

In this, the first of my top beauty product round ups of 2021, I'm focusing in on makeup and talking about the products that have really stood out to me this year including old classics and new favourites. Hope you enjoy the round up and do let me know what you've loved in 2021 by getting in touch via Instagram @outspokenbeautynicola.
23/12/218m 25s

Bryony and Nicola - Gingerbread Competitions, Feral Kids and Beauty Galore!

Bryony is back and joins me as I hide from the kids in the spare room. (Listen and you'll find out why).During the episode we talk Covid (Chris currently has it), gingerbread house competitions (Bryony's family gets seriously competitive at this time of year), entertainers and loads more. We then give you some fabulous beauty recommendations including the ultimate glittery eyeshadow.Enjoy :0)
21/12/2137m 29s

Dr Hedieh Asadi - Return of The Outspoken Vulva

In this episode gynaecologist and co-founder of Deodoc Dr Hedieh Asadi is back on the podcast (do have a listen to our last episode with her sister Hasti - it was brilliant!) and she's here to answer more of our intimate health questions. If there's something about your vulva or intimate health that you want to know then hopefully you'll get some answers here!This is your podcast and if there's anything or anyone that you'd like to hear, DM me on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola.
18/12/2132m 56s

Minipod - There's Covid In The House

In this Minipod I tell you about the current set up at home (Chris is in the loft conversion with Covid and the kids and I are going stir crazy).I also chat through some of the things I'm doing to try and stay as healthy as possible in my bid to steer clear of it (whether I do is yet to be seen).If you are also experiencing Covid at the moment I hope you're OK xx
16/12/215m 37s

Karen Cummings-Palmer - My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I chat to the amazing integrative health, nutrition coach and skincare founder Karen Cummings-Palmer.Karen and I chat about her incredibly sensible and balanced approach to health and wellbeing and she gives lots of really accessible and achievable advice. We also chat through her views on how we can achieve healthy, glowing skin at any age and why wrinkles really don't matter if you and your skin are vibrant.Karen is also the founder of a beautiful skincare brand called 79 Lux and we chat about her reasons for launching it and what makes it so special.Finally we focus in on some of Karen's own beauty habits.Enjoy getting to know Karen. If you're anything like me, she'll inspire you to make a few small changes in your life that i know will make a big difference.
14/12/2148m 42s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 12

It's the final day of the Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar. Thanks so much to every brand who has been involved and raised money for the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 12??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
12/12/2113m 5s

Cher Webb Festive Special

It's the episode you've all been asking for! Cher is back for a festive episode and we have A LOT to catch up on.From Spotify playlists to crazy wedding plans to mermaids to strange nicknames, expect lots of laughter and a conversation that goes in all sorts of directions.There are also beauty recommendations galore. Cher has so many amazing things to tell us about and I literally want to buy them all.Enjoy this episode...it's so nice to hear Cher's lovely voice again and this will definitely get you in the festive mood.
11/12/2152m 38s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 11

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 11??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
11/12/214m 37s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 10

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 10??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
10/12/215m 36s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 9

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 9??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
09/12/214m 21s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 8

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 8??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
08/12/217m 39s

Bryony and Nicola - Weddings, Mouth Guards and Pocket Penises

Bryony Blake is back and in this episode we talk about my Mum's wedding, a ridiculously long walk, why mouth guards + snoring + sleep farting do not a very sexy combo make and we also chat about why dick pics are never OK.We then get onto beauty and go through our fab list of products that we're loving. From amazing candles to a fabulous setting spray to an glittertastic festive eyeshadow there are lots of excellent recommendations in store. Enjoy!
07/12/2137m 29s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 7

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 7??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
07/12/2111m 24s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 6

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 6??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
06/12/215m 22s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 5

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 5??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
05/12/2110m 10s

Gerry Anyanwu and Charlotte Williams - How To Be Truly Diverse

This episode is fascinating and important in equal measures. I'm joined by Gerry Anyanwu and Charlotte Williams who are fighting for true diversity in the beauty industry and beyond and are here to tell us what's going wrong and how we can make our businesses and brands truly diverse.Gerry is the founder of the Uncommon Collective, an organisation that helps young people and "supports different faces to thrive in different places via grass roots and engagement and direct representation". Through her work she is empowering kids from all backgrounds to know their worth and their potential...she gives them the power to believe in themselves. Charlotte is an entrepreneur, influencer and founder of influencer agency Seven Six where she represents a diverse roster of talent. Her aim is to get brands working with all people of all colours, abilities and body shapes. Together Charlotte and Gerry talk about how it feels to be the only black person in the room, how brands need to stop paying lip service to diversity and work from the ground up and how in order to truly understand each other we need to diversify our teams. There's so much more to the conversation..it's funny shocking and in places challenging. I hope you get as much out of this episode as I did from talking to these two amazing women.
04/12/2155m 59s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 4

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 4??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
04/12/216m 48s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 3

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 3??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
03/12/214m 39s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar - Day 2

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is finally here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 2??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
02/12/2110m 55s

Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar Day 1

The Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar is finally here. Every brand involved is donating money to the brilliant charity Beauty Backed. Who's behind door number 1??----------------------------------------------------------------------------To win a festive prize from every brand taking part in the advent calendar leave a comment on today's Instagram Post @outspokenbeautynicola.
01/12/218m 14s

Charli Howard - My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know model, writer and founder of Squish Beauty, Charli Howard.Charli starts by telling me about her modelling career and how after being told to lose weight by numerous agencies and brands she eventually decided to take a stand and speak openly on her Facebook Page about what was happening...... enough was enough!From that moment things started to change and today Charli is an ambassador for body diversity as well as being a model on her own terms and a really successful business woman.As well as chatting about Charli's fascinating career we also delve into the beauty and wellbeing products that she loves the most with a long list of incredible recommendations including the product that has helped her lashes to reach her eyebrows!!You can find Charli on Instagram @charlihoward.
30/11/2146m 25s

Caroline Hirons Introduces The Outspoken Beauty Charity Advent Calendar

It's finally time to tell you about the Outspoken Beauty Podcast Charity Advent Calendar. For the first 12 days of Christmas there will be a very special audio advent calendar here on the podcast. Each day we'll open the door to reveal a brilliant gift idea from one of my favourite beauty brands and every brand taking part is donating money to the amazing charity Beauty Backed.In this little introduction I tell you all about how the advent calendar will work and also have a chat with Queen of beauty Caroline Hirons who came up with the idea of Beauty Backed and is going to tell us all about it,Make sure you check out my Instagram @outspokenbeautynicola from 1st-12th December. Leave a comment under any of the advent calendar posts and you'll be in with a chance to win a box containing a gorgeous gift from each of the brands taking part in the advent calendar.
30/11/216m 40s

Dr Alexis Granite - Exploring The World of Non-Invasive Tweakments

*This episode is in collaboration with Merz Aesthetics*In this episode the incredible Consultant Dermatologist Dr Alexis Granite introduces us to the world of tweakments. As one of the best in the business she has some amazing opinions on best practise, what to look for in the person that is treating you and also the things that really work. (As well as treatments we also focus in on skincare and the bits that she swears by).We chat about two of the treatments that Merz offer. One is a non-invasive deep ultrasound called Ultherapy and the other a next generation hyaluronic injectable called Belotero Revive. Alexis gives us an honest insight into what the treatments can (and can't) achieve and why she offers them in her clinic. This was a fascinating and really enlightening conversation for me. I am not someone who knows a lot about this world but I enjoyed having a really honest chat about how those of us who are interested in tweakments can do so in a safe way that will give the results that we are after.
27/11/2144m 24s

Minipod - Lip Balm, Eyeshadow and Incredible Aromatherapy

In this week's minipod I do a round up of some bits and bobs that I think you'll really love. From the ultimate eyeshadow palette to a damn good lip balm to an utter treat from Aromatherapy Associates to the perfect SPF for this time of year, it's all in there. Enjoy :0)
26/11/2110m 6s

Bryony and Nicola - Covid, Rabbit Tails and Some Awesome Beauty Gifts

In this episode Bryony is a total hero and does the podcast even though she has Covid.We talk about keeping sane in isolation with a chat about the TV programmes and books we've been loving. I also say why I'm not a fan of Amazon wish lists and why Bryony is obsessed with perfect bows on gift-wrapping. We also chat about pets and establish that we have very different opinions about the joy of guinea pigs and rabbits.Following that we get into beauty with some amazing Christmas gift ideas for you. Enjoy :0)
23/11/2139m 14s

Hannah Martin - The Journey To Makeup Success

I can't tell you how excited I am about this episode. Hannah Martin has been on my list of coveted guests for so long and she did not disappoint. This is the story of ambition, hard graft and what it feels like to be one of the most successful makeup artists in the world.Hannah who has made up some of the most famous faces around, including doing Kate Middleton's wedding makeup, is one of the most lovely, fun and down to earth women who has also worked her socks off to get where she is today.We talk about her career journey from a love of the stage to where she is today. We also chat about the thrill (and intensity) of working backstage at Fashion Week, the multi-faceted and often supportive role of a makeup artist and we have a great time chatting about the products that Hannah loves. We also talk about Hannah's success on social media and how it compares to life as a makeup artist. Enjoy getting to know Hannah. She's an utter ray of sunshine and a true inspiration.
20/11/2150m 37s

Minipod - Alternative Fragrance, A Life-Changing Book and The Moringa Candle

In this week's minipod I'm talking about Jane Wurwand's incredible book Skin In The Game, a brilliant alternative to Francis Kurkdijan's cult fragrance Baccarat Rouge 540, the candle for Moringa Balm lovers, good breathing and my favourite multivitamin.Enjoy :0)
18/11/2110m 49s

Hannah Moore - My Beauty Habits

In this episode I welcome back the brilliant Hannah Moore to the podcast. Hannah is an entrepreneur extraordinaire and the founder of LA Pacific toothpaste. We had such a great time last time that I couldn't wait to get her back on for a second round.During the episode Hannah and I talk about what beauty means to her, the products she can't live without and the things that she does to feel good on every level.We also talk about Hannah's views on energy and working at a cellular level. Prepare to be enlightened!
16/11/2138m 32s

Nicola de Burlet - The Power of Grey Hair

In this episode I chat to Beauty PR, writer and pro-age model Nicola de Burlet.Nicola started going grey aged 23 and went on (like so many of us do) to hide it for years until one day she decided to just go for it. She cut her hair short and embraced her natural grey hair in a big way. Since then she has gone from strength to strength, becoming a successful model and inspiration for many women.Nicola and I chat about the politics of grey hair, pro-ageing, Chanel, uncomfortable moments in lifts , grey haired role models and much more.I really hope that Nicola inspires you if you've been considering embracing your greys and that you enjoy hearing her brilliant story.
13/11/2136m 47s

Minipod - Budget Skincare Favourites

In this week's Minipod I remind myself and you, my lovely listeners, of some of the best budget skincare buys that do the job brilliantly and won't break the bank. Remember that if there's a minipod that you'd like to hear then you can DM me anytime via Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola or email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk. These are also the best places to enquire about joining the Outspoken Beauty Trialling `Panel.Brands mentioned:CeraveGarden of WisdomAveenoNeutrogenaThe Inkey ListIndeed Labs
11/11/2111m 11s

Bryony and Nicola - Green Faces, Breastfeeding Shocker and Brilliant Beauty Bits

Bryony Blake is back for her fortnightly episode and this week we're talking adult breastfeeding, when (green) makeup doesn't budge, must see movies and of course we have more brilliant beauty recommendations for you. We so love doing this episode and hope that we give you a good old giggle xx
09/11/2142m 17s

Dr Sophie Shotter - Aesthetics, Hormones and The Holistic Approach

In this episode I chat to aesthetician extraordinaire Dr Sophie Shotter.Sophie, who is a trained NHS Dr and anaesthetist is the founder of award-winning skin clinics Illuminate.During the episode we talk about Sophie's approach to skin, the tweakments that she loves most, the skincare that she swears by and why the way she treats skin goes a lot further than skin deep. (Sophie has a special interest in bio-identical hormones and treating her clients holistically.)It's clear to see why Sophie is so loved by the beauty industry and I know you'll get a lot out of listening to her.Here are some of the products that Sophie mentions:Delo Rx cleanser Neostrata Tri Therapy lifting serum Revision Nectifirm Advanced SkinBetter Science AlphaRet overnight cream and Interfuse Eye Cream Meder Beauty Myofix
06/11/2147m 52s

Minipod: Lisa Eldridge, Boujee Candles and The Power of Dance

In this minipod I talk about five things that I've been loving this week including random dancing, Lisa Eldridge's pop-up, the most phenomenal candles, a Chanel lippie and an orgasmic fragrance. Enjoy :0)
04/11/219m 48s

Dr Sandra Lee: So Much More Than A Pimple Popper!

In this episode I get to know the fabulous Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper. I know this is usually My Beauty Habits but we ended up talking about such a variety of things that I decided to go with a different title.Sandra and I have such a great chat covering everything from her ethos for happiness to how she puts patients at ease to what she finds interesting about dermatology. We also chat about beauty ideals, self-image, her skincare range and she answers some of your excellent questions.It was a real pleasure to get to know Dr Pimple Popper and I was struck by her warmth and how much she genuinely cares for the people that she treats. I have a feeling you're going to enjoy this one xx
02/11/2136m 38s

Tanya Burr: Intuition, Cycles and Meaningful Makeup

In this episode I speak to actress, content creator and entrepreneur Tanya Burr.Tanya and I have a brilliant chat and cover all sorts of topics including how our monthly cycles influence our lives, mental health, intuition, self awareness, making things happen and of course beauty.Tanya has created a wonderful makeup brand called Authored and we chat about the impact she hopes to make through her brand's messaging, packaging and the products themselves.I've been wanting to interview Tanya for years and it was well worth the wait.
30/10/2141m 18s

Bryony and Nicola - Dodgy Car Parks , Spiritual Hand Massages and le Point G

Bryony Blake is back. There are so many highlights I don't even know where to start. They include Bryony recording the episode in a dodgy car-park, a new ad that she's starring in that led to general hilarity about an unexpected feature on a website, a spiritual hand massage and a perfume with a surprising name. Plus the usual beauty bits and bobs.
26/10/2140m 6s

The Sleep Geek: Sleep Advice Without the BS

In this episode I chat to the brilliant James Wilson aka The Sleep Geek. James is a Sleep Behaviour and Environment Expert. As someone who himself suffered from insomnia, James is on a mission to demystify sleep issues and get to the bottom of why we struggle to sleep and what can REALLY help us.James is not one for airy fairy advice and magical remedies, but works with cold, hard facts about why sleep can be hard and the importance of understanding what kind of sleepers we are to work out what we need as individuals.James is so refreshing. I love his down to earth advice and the pressure he takes off those of us who worry about lack of sleep.During the episode he mentions:Unikbed Mattresses and their Aero pillowAlpaca fleece duvets from PenroseAllBamboo bedding (great for eczema and allergies)Lavitex pillows.
23/10/2147m 14s

Michelle Feeney - The Joy of Scent-Scaping

*This episode is in collaboration with Floral Street*In this episode I chat to the brilliant Michelle Feeney. Michelle, who is the woman behind one of my favourite fragrance brands, Floral Street, tells us how scent-scaping our homes can have an amazing effect on our moods, how people feel when they visit us, how it can be used to punctuate different times in the day and even affect our relationships.I have been trying it myself and have thoroughly enjoyed the effect of using different scents in different parts of my home and at different times of day (as you'll hear during the episode).Floral Street have the most INCREDIBLE range of home fragrances. My absolute favourites are Grapefruit Bloom and Midnight Tulip which is my evening scent. I hope that Michelle inspires you as much as she has me and that you have fun going on your own scent-scaping journey.
21/10/2123m 10s

Norma Kamali: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know iconic fashion designer and wellbeing guru Norma Kamali.Norma started designing in the 60's and is the woman behind hot-pants and the sleeping bag coat. Her designs have always stayed not only current but forward thinking and she has dressed everyone from Whitney Houston to Lady Gaga to Beyonce.Norma is also the author of empowering wellbeing book I Am Invincible.During the episode we talk about Norma's fascinating career plus her brilliant beauty and wellbeing habits and tips.Enjoy!
19/10/2149m 55s

Alesha Dixon - Beauty On Every Level

In this episode I chat to singer, dancer, TV star and entrepreneur Alesha Dixon.Alesha and I chat about mum life, beauty in all its guises and why it is about so much more than just what we put on our faces. We lead on to talk about ageing, spirituality, balance and why she was inspired to launch her supplement range Nobleblu.This is a fantastic episode and I can't wait for you to get to know the real Alesha.
16/10/2143m 29s

Minipod: The Menopause Episode

Ahead of World Menopause Day next week I wanted to put out a slightly different Minipod this week where I refer back to some of the amazing things that I've learnt from Dr Louise Newson who really is the Queen of Menopause education. I also chat a bit about targeted menopause skincare and my thoughts on it.If you need help with your own perimenopause or menopause then I recommend:The Balance AppPreparing For The Perimenopause and Menopause by Dr Louise NewsonMymenopausedoctor.co.ukMegsmenopause.com (Check out the 34 symptoms of the menopause - https://megsmenopause.com/34-symptoms/)
14/10/218m 46s

Old, Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake - Episode 10

*The first part of this episode is in collaboration with Parfumado*This episode starts with me and fragrance journalist extraordinaire Suzy Nightingale reviewing the brilliant fragrance service Parfumado (@uk.parfumado.com). Parfumado have a library of over 450 scents and you can pick a new one to try each month for £12.95. From niche to luxury to classic to fragrances that even Suzy hasn't heard of, they really do have a great collection. If you fancy subscribing, head to uk.parfumado.com and receive a 50% discount on your first month with discount code OUTSPOKEN50.Next it's time for the delectable Bryony Blake to join me for our fortnightly dose of gossip, giggles and a big celebration of the beauty products that we're rating. Bryony gives some great makeup tips too.Enjoy :0)
12/10/2146m 36s

Brilliant Beauty Entrepreneurs - (Getting To Know Dcypher and The Invisibobble Story)

*Part of this episode is in collaboration with Dcypher Cosmetics*In this episode I start by getting to know Claire and Adam, the incredible entrepreneurs and founders of Dcypher Cosmetics. They have launched the most amazing service that enables you to order a foundation that exactly matches your skin's tones and undertones. Some of the Outspoken Beauty Panellists have been trying the foundation and putting it to the test. They give their honest reviews of the process and we find out if they recommend it.(If you would like 15% off a Dcypher foundation then head to https://dcypher.me and use code OUTSPOKEN15.)Next it's time to hear from inventor and entrepreneur extraordinaire Sophie Trelles-Tvede. Sophie came up with the idea for Invisibobble when she was at university and has turned it into a hugely successful hair brand. This is a story of ambition, making things happen and believing in yourself. I hope that Sophie, Claire and Adam leave you feeling that anything is possible!
09/10/2150m 10s

Minipod: My Top Eyeliners

In this week's Minipod I chat through my top eyeliners. I've sported a feline flick since the age of 18 and feel naked without it and I've tested a lot of eyeliners from the ridiculously expensive ones that have let me down to the budget buys that have surprised me. In this episode I list the ones that I think really stand out. Let me know your favourites by DMing me @OutspokenBeautyNicola :0)
07/10/217m 28s

An Introduction To SKIN App and My Beauty Habits with Seema Jaswal

*The first part of this episode is in partnership with SKIN App*I start this episode with a chat with the fabulous Flinty Bane, co-founder of a brand new and brilliant app called SKIN. As you'll hear, the app not only connects beauty lovers and allows us to share our passion but it also helps us find the very best prices for the products that we love. It's a total gamechanger and I can't recommend it highly enough.Next it's time for My Beauty Habits with sports presenter extraordinaire Seema Jaswal. We chat about her career, her love of makeup and of course the beauty products that she swears by.Enjoy :0)
05/10/2142m 22s

Candice Brathwaite: Self Expression, Life Changing Books and The Beauty of Being Bold

In this episode I get to know the utterly fabulous author, TV presenter and Grazia Contributing Editor Candice Brathwaite. After reading her book "I'm Not Your Baby Mother" I knew I needed to get Candice on the podcast and I was so excited when she said yes.Candice and I talk about her books and the powerful effect that they have had on people, privilege, motherhood and her bold sense of fashion. We also have a great chat about the beauty products that Candice swears by. (She has great taste!)This really is the most brilliant episode and I truly can't wait for you to hear it.
02/10/2154m 58s

Minipod: 6 Highlights of The Week

In this week's Minipod I focus in on 6 things that I've loved this week. From an incredible Xmas decoration to my dream PJ's to a new found love for my Exuviance Vitamin C Capsules, this episode is eclectic and covers lots of bases.Here's what I mention:Liberty Christmas DecorationsHush PjsChanel Le LionExuviance Vitamin C Serum CapsulesWetlandsEnjoy :0)
30/09/219m 38s

Old, Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake - Episode 9

I start this episode with a paid for review of the brilliant skincare brand Peace Out. As you'll hear, I'm not only impressed with their products but I love their ethos and attitude to skin.After the review it's time for a bit of Bryony Blake shaped fun. After a chat that covers hotel stays and posh influencer events plus life working at Strictly, we go beauty mad and recommend the very best products that we've been trying recently. You're going to love it :)
28/09/2150m 34s

Scented Adventures With Penhaligon's

In this episode the fabulous Suzy Nightingale joins me for a truly fragrant episode of On The Scent where we partner with Penhaligon's and set sail on a scented adventure.Together, we’ll be taking you to exotic locations, exploring the history of the precious perfume ingredients and contemporary ways they’re still used. The fragrances we’re focussing on are all about travelling via your nose – traversing the world in search of fragrant inspiration and travelling through time itself. The best thing is, there’s no queues or passports, Covid-tests or quarantine to worry about. And you’re all invited, so let’s jump aboard…Fragrances mentioned:Starting our journey at London’s docks - EMPRESSA.Turkey - HALFETI / HALFETI LEATHER / HALFETI CEDARAncient Mesopotamia - BABYLONEgypt - CAIROIstanbul - CONSTANTINOPLEDisembarking back in London - You can remember your adventures with a beautiful silk scarf by incredible designer to the stars, Fee Greening - there are two beautiful designs to choose from and you will get one free with a purchase of £90 and over, using the code TRADEROUTESTREAT at checkout. For more info and to see the scarves just follow this link: https://www.penhaligons.com/uk/en/trade-routes-scarves
25/09/2148m 17s

Minipod: Random Things I Rate

In this week's Minipod I talk about some of the things that I've loved and used for ages and that I'm enjoying at the moment. From nose hair trimmers to an excellent book to the easiest hair styling tool ever, this is a random edit of things that enhance my everyday life.Here's what I talk about:Babyliss Deep WaveTweezerman TweezersRemington Nose Hair TrimmerSara Pascoe Sex, Power MoneyPrudence (iloh.co.uk)
23/09/219m 4s

Newby Hands - My Beauty Habits

In this episode I get to know a hugely knowledgable and influential woman who has been in the beauty industry for more than 30 years. Newby Hands has an incredibly impressive CV including being Style and Beauty Editor at the Daily Mail, Beauty Director at large at Harper's Bazaar, editorial director at Feelunique.com and her current role, Beauty Director at Net-A-Porter.As I interviewed Newby I got really excited. I just found her insights, views and recommendations so spot on and I was blown away by her knowledge of beauty but also of what we, real women want and need. This episode is for anyone who is obsessed with the beauty industry and where it's heading and is also brimming with great advice and product recommendations from a woman who really knows her stuff.
21/09/2147m 6s

Sahara Lotti and Dita Von Teese: Outspoken Beauty X Lashify

*This episode is in partnership with Lashify*I have been brimming with excitement about this episode. It was a first for me in that I recorded it in my car when I was on holiday in France and I could not believe that the tech actually worked!During the podcast I get to know Sahara Lotti who is an actress, film script writer and the founder of Lashify which is in my opinion one of the most innovative lash companies on the market. (More on that in a moment). Sahara chats about her life as an entrepreneur, striving for perfection, why she chose not to have children and also gives a lot of life wisdom that I have really taken away with me.I then go on to chat to Dita Von Teese who has gone from huge fan of Lashify to being an ambassador because she loves them so much. We talk lashes, what beauty means to her, why her image is important and she also shares some brilliant beauty tips.These two women are so feisty and strong and yet not afraid to show their vulnerabilities. I hope that you get as much out of this episode as I have.As for Lashify, as you'll hear, Sahara wanted to give women who are tired of lash extensions another lash health friendly and more affordable option. These lashes are beautiful, the application method is totally original and best of all, if applied correctly, they really do last. (It takes a few goes to master the application but they give you a free education session and there are loads of lessons online. Once you master it, you won't look back). I'll give more info on the podcast and if you do decide you'd like to purchase them then I have a code for Outspoken Beauty Panellists. DM me if you'd like to join the club xx
18/09/2147m 47s

Minipod: Personalised Beauty That I Love

In this week's Minipod I focus in on personalised, tailor made beauty which is becoming increasingly popular and in the case of skincare, I think much needed. From makeup to fragrance to skincare, if you're looking for something one off and targeted to your needs, then look no further.Here's what I talk about:Dcypher FoundationsThe Experimental Perfume ClubCodex LipstickSkin and Me
16/09/217m 58s

Old, Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake - Episode 8

Yay Bryony and I are back and we recorded this episode after meeting for the first time which makes it extra special.During the episode we talk first kisses, the joy of meeting IRL, The Crown and then we go beauty bonkers with a whole host of products to tantalise your taste buds.Enjoy!
14/09/2138m 17s

Dr Vicky Dondos - The Positive Ageing Plan

In this episode I get to know the Dr who is renowned within the beauty industry for giving the most subtle and natural looking tweakments. Dr Vicky Dondos is not only a fully qualified medical Dr but has been in aesthetics for more than a decadeDuring the episode we chat about Vicky's book The Positive Ageing Plan, in which she writes about how we can age positively and healthily whilst still wanting to look our best.Vicky also talks through her favourite ways to get great skin including topical treatments, supplements, tweakments and general health and lifestyle.Vicky is so knowledgeable and if ageing positively but glowingly is your thing then this is the episode for you.
11/09/2141m 36s

Hairloss and Thinning With Natucain

In this special episode in partnership with Natucain, I learn about the science behind a hair spray that has been proven to both enhance hair growth and reduce hair loss. Natucain was formulated by the brilliant scientist Stefanie Seyda who wanted to make something that could truly help with hairloss but that was natural and without side effects.After learning about the story of the spray and how it came about, we speak to some of the Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panellists who have been using it for 8 weeks. They give their honest review and tell us about the changes that they have seen in their hair.If you would like to try Natucain then they are offering Outspoken Beauty Listeners 50% off your first purchase using code NICOLA50 here's the link (https://natucain.co.uk/discount/NICOLA50) or you can head to natucain.co.uk. There is a 90 day money back guarantee as well.I hope you enjoy getting to learn about this innovative product and hearing how it has benefitted some of the panellists.
10/09/2122m 59s

Amanda Harrington: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know tanning queen, artist and entrepreneur Amanda Harrington.Amanda shares the fascinating story about how her background as an artist inspired her to start a tanning brand like no other.We then talk about Amanda's beauty habits which include magical concoctions that she drinks and pretty hard core French Pharmacy products.Amanda was so much fun and I adored hearing about her daily beauty rituals. You're going to love this episode!
07/09/2138m 28s

Avon - Surprising Science and Innovative Ingredients

*This Episode Is In Partnership With Avon*In this episode I get to know Avon like I never have before. For most of my life I have thought of them as a company that give women amazing opportunities and are renowned for their makeup, but little did I know that they have been at the forefront of some of the biggest skincare innovations in the beauty industry.During the episode I get to know Autumn Duckworth, Avon's Head of Category, who gives an amazing insight into all the work that they have done to support and empower women as well as chatting about some of the mind-blowing work that they have done in the skincare arena.I then interview Anthony Gonzalez who is their Head of Skincare Product Development. He tells me about the incredible focus on science that they have and then goes into depth about their brand new (and truly excellent) product Anew Renewal Power Serum which contains patented ingredient Protinol. After a brilliantly nerdy chat about the science behind the product, we hear from some of the Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panellists who give their honest reviews of the product. (We sent it out to 100 panellists and 95% absolutely love it).I have so enjoyed delving into the world of Avon. It has been a real education for me and my perception has definitely shifted to seeing them as a serious and truly innovative skincare brand.
04/09/2143m 25s

Dr Sam Bunting: Acne 101

In this special episode in partnership with Dr Sam Bunting we discuss acne and the best ways to deal with it. Sam as ever shares brilliant, no nonsense advice (and has me giggling because I made her record the podcast under a blanket....listen to find out why ;0)Later in the episode we talk about Sam's brand new skincare hero which is called Flawless Neutralising Gel. It's a product that directly targets acne and blemishes and Sam chats about the work that has gone into it and why it's one of her favourite products in her range.Finally, we hear from two Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panellists, both of whom suffer from acne and have been trialling not only the new Neutralising Gel but the entire Dr Sam Skincare System for 6 weeks. We hear their honest reviews and find out how their acne is doing. If you'd like to join the panel email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk and I'll send a form over.Sam's Neutralising Gel is available for £28 at drsambunting.com.
02/09/2137m 41s

Minipod: 5 Excellent Books

Things are still a bit topsy turvy after my holiday so normal podcasts resume next week. In the meantime, here's another minipod as requested by you - some of the books that I'm reading at the moment and loving.Here's what I chat about during the episode:Under Belly - Anna WhitehouseThe Panic Years - Nell FrizzellI Am Not Your Baby Mother - Candice BrathwaiteDare - Barry McDonaghLongevity Book - Cameron Diaz
31/08/216m 48s

Attracta Courtney: The Pro-Ageing Warrior

In this episode I have the privilege of interviewing former nurse and now makeup artist and founder of the Attracta Beauty Awards, Attracta Courtney.Attracta has been in the beauty industry for a long time and has been having the anti anti-ageing conversation for years. She believes that the reason that she is so passionate about this is that when she was a nurse people would give anything to be well enough to grow old and it just didn't sit right that the beauty industry was undermining ageing with their messaging.Attracta and I chat about the changes that are happening and the things that need improving. She also talks about her brilliant career, the beauty awards that she has created and some of the beauty products that she loves.Attracta is a brilliant guest and is one of the women who are changing the beauty industry for the better. You can find her on insta @attractabeauty and check out the results of her latest awards @theattractabeautyawards.
28/08/2140m 52s

Minipod: Fashion Inspiration

I'm going slightly off piste with this one and doing a one off fashion based Minipod, but this is again due to popular demand! (You can always suggest minipod ideas by DMing me @outspokenbeautynicola.)I don't claim to be a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination and tend to gravitate towards clothes that are comfy, flattering, in bright colours and fab prints.( Although I also swear by all black for effortless chic). I love nothing better than a fab fitting jumpsuit, jeans that make my bum look great and don't cut into my tummy and vivid maxi-dresses. Anyway, here are a few brands that I think make brilliant clothes, cater to all shapes and sizes and make clothes that definitely aim to boost confidence and empower us.
24/08/217m 48s

Danny Gray: Men, Makeup and Mental Health

In this episode I get to meet the man who is making a stand and encouraging men to fight the status quo and wear makeup if that's what they want to do.Danny Gray has opened the world's first men's makeup store on London's Carnaby Street and his message is clear...makeup has the power to empower men and give them confidence much like it does women. All we need to do is change our way of thinking.During the episode Danny opens up about how being bullied for his appearance as a child affected him and inspired his brand. We chat about his experience of Dragon's Den, his career journey and why Warpaint is about so much more about makeup.Danny is an absolute force of nature and I love what he's doing with Warpaint and his message. I have a feeling that this episode is going to really inspire you.
21/08/2133m 22s

Minipod: Summer Holiday Beauty Picks continued

In this special summer holiday minipod I talk about some of the other bits and pieces that I love to take along with me to France, including fragrance, a delectable body cream and some fabulous makeup bits. The podcast will get back to usual from the beginning of September but in the meantime hope you enjoy this little sunny edit.
17/08/216m 47s

Indeed Labs: Passion, Great Science and Respecting The Skin

In this special episode in partnership with Indeed Labs I welcome their amazing CEO Dimitra Davidson back on the podcast. Dimitra and I talk about the power of having a great in-house team of scientists and how innovation and great formulating are key to the brand.We also chat about why Dimitra places so much importance on healthy skin barrier and why up until now she has never produced an acid exfoliant. This leads nicely to learning about their brand new (and amazing) PHA Toner. It is called Gluconolactone 10% and after Dimitra and I talk about it we hear from the Outspoken Beauty Trialling Panellists who have been trying it for 6 weeks and give their honest, no holds barred reviews.I am a huge fan of Dimitra and her passion for skin and her brand and also love the fact that Indeed produce such good quality formulations that are priced so fairly. I can't wait for you to hear her story and to find out about their new product.
14/08/2143m 14s

Minipod: My Summer Holiday Skincare

In this week's minipod I talk about the skincare that I'll be taking away with me to France. As you'll hear, I tend to leave the actives at home and focus on products that will keep my skin strong, happy and healthy whilst protecting it from the sun and keeping blemishes at bay.Here are some of the products I mention:Dr Sam Bunting: Cleanser/ Cerave: Hydrating CleanserMicrofibre cloths (Skingredients)Skinceuticals Silymarin CFWhind Jelly CleanserSkingredients PreProbiotic CleanserExuviance Protect and CorrectExuviance Night Renewal HydragelClinisootheHeliocare Peace Out Acne DotsDermalogica Age Bright Clearing Serum
12/08/217m 49s

Valerie Monroe: My Beauty Habits

In this episode I get to know Val Monroe. Val was the Beauty Director at O, The Oprah Magazine for 14 years and has since started a newsletter called How Not To F*CK Up Your Face where she encourages women to learn how to be kind to and love their faces.Val and I were really aligned on many of our views, particularly around pro-ageing. I also loved Val's insight into how she and Oprah wanted to do a different, more positive sort of beauty coverage in the magazine.Valerie and I also have a good old chat about the products she adores. Enjoy xx
10/08/2139m 10s

Emma Ellice Flint: Listen To Your Gut

In this episode I'm joined by clinical nutritionist Emma Ellice Flint. I first came across Emma when she was talking about gut health at an event and I knew at that moment that I needed to get her on the podcast. She was so knowledgable, passionate and spoke so much sense and having listened to her for 20 minutes I felt inspired to research her further and make some instant changes to my own diet.During the episode we chat about why more and more research is showing just how vital the health of our gut is to the wellbeing of the rest of our body. Emma gives amazing tips and insights into how we can simply improve the way our gut functions and also gives some other really useful nutritional advice. There is also some great supplement guidance in there.Emma's speciality is Peri/Menopause nutrition and her book The Happy Hormone Cookbook is I think a must read for any woman over 40. You can also connect with her on Insta @Emmas_nutrition and if you'd like to see her in person, she works alongside Dr Louise Newson at the Newson Health, Menopause and Wellbeing Centre.I hope that you get a lot out of this episode whatever stage of life you're in.
07/08/2157m 18s

Minipod: The Amazing World Of Personalised Skincare

In this week's Minipod I chat about 4 of my favourite online destinations for really excellent, personalised skincare and guidance. From Skin and Me where you have your own treatment made in-house, to Get Harley where you have the opportunity to have a consultation with a top skin consultant for a fraction of the IRL price, to Lionne and The Skin Nerd Network where the most amazing holistic approach is taken, there's something for everyone and every budget and best of all...you'll be getting advice and recommendations that are tailor made to you and your skin.I hope you enjoy learning more about these amazing offerings and as ever any questions, DM me @outspokenbeautynicola.
05/08/218m 1s

Old Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake: Episode 7

In this episode of Old, Borrowed and New Bryony and I talk about motorway driving, doorstep ice cream vans, the wonder of Grease 2 and of course go through our beauty picks of the week. Bryony has an AMAZING candle recommendation plus a shower gel that she can't get enough of and we also talk about the pros and cons of one of the most expensive face creams ever. I also talk about a perfume that starts off sweet and innocent but then becomes naughty and illicit.
03/08/2137m 22s

Tackling Pigmentation with Sophie Habboo and Eucerin

In this special episode in partnership with Eucerin, I'm talking to Sophie Habboo about her experience of pigmentation, how it has affected her both physically and mentally and the things that have helped her to deal with it plus those which she has found less useful.Sophie has been working with Eucerin to promote their extensive Anti-Pigment range which has been game-changing for her and we discuss the products that she loves and how she incorporates them into her routine.Later in the episode I interview Eucerin's in-house expert Dylan Griffiths who tells me a bit about the science behind the range and why it works so well.I loved chatting to Sophie about her experience and am also so impressed with Eucerin and the huge amount of work that has gone into a range that is super affordable and accessible. I truly believe that good skincare should be available to all and that's exactly what Eucerin are doing.
31/07/2144m 44s

Minipod: 5 Highlights Of The Week

In this week's minipod I talk about 5 things that I've loved this week, including a brilliant book, something that has totally turned my weak nails around, a fresh and lovely fragrance and my perfect glowy base. Enjoy :0)
30/07/217m 28s

Ronke Adeyemi: My Beauty Habits

In this episode I get to know Ronke Adeyemi, the brilliant founder of and brains behind Brown Beauty Talk ( a beauty website that connects black and Asian women with brands that cater to them. )Brown Beauty Talk had been on my radar for a while as the content they produce is really brilliant and it was such a pleasure to get to know the woman behind it.During the episode we chat about Ronke's inspiration for the website, we get all nostalgic about The Body Shop and we of course chat through the beauty bits and pieces that Ronke loves and recommends. (Much to my delight she's really into fragrance too!)Ronke is great and I can't wait for you to get to know her. I also thoroughly recommend brownbeautytalk.com for really great beauty content.
27/07/2130m 43s

Joshua Fletcher: Untangle Your Anxiety

In this episode I speak to psychotherapist Joshua Fletcher aka @anxietyjosh. As well as being a therapist who specialises in anxiety and panic, Josh has written three best-selling books on the topic, with his most recent being the hugely popular Untangle Your Anxiety.As a long term anxiety sufferer myself, I was really keen to explore Joshua's views on the topic and hopefully get some great tips on how to manage something that I have put up with for a very long time.What makes Josh so interesting to me is his authenticity. He himself suffered from crippling anxiety and after a lot of hard work managed to overcome it which led him to author his books and to qualify as a psychotherapist.During our conversation we talk about various aspects of life with anxiety and Josh gives really down to earth, BS free and at times strict advice on how to overcome them.I hope that you get as much out of this episode as I did. The topic of mental health is so important to me, as is being open about my own. I'm on a mission to overcome my anxiety and as part of my podcast would like to take you on the journey with me from time to time. If you want to ask any questions or connect with me about anxiety and mental health then please do DM me via Instagram @outspokenbeautynicola. You can find Josh @anxietyjosh.
24/07/2136m 2s

Minipod: Bronzer, Breathing and Makeup for Movement

In this week's Minipod I'm talking about a few of my favourite things this week. I chat about a new liquid bronzer that blends beautifully, a great guide to breathing, power showers, a fabulous makeup brand that have you covered when you exercise and a box created just for female pleasure. I also tell you about an offer from the brilliant skincare brand Pestle and Mortar just for Outspoken Beauties.Products mentioned:Skin In Motion Mascara and tinted moisturiserWim Hof 11 minute Guided Breathing for Beginners (YouTube)Glossier Solar PaintShe Spot Intimate Pleasure BoxPestle and Mortar: Use code outspoken at checkout for a free 30ml Balance Spray and Pure Hylauronic Serum Ampoule with every order over £40.
22/07/219m 38s

Old Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake: Episode 6

In this episode Bryony and I talk foot warts, the "foolproof" way to find lost items, Naked Attraction, our favourite body parts and designer vaginas. We then go onto the main event and talk beauty. Our recommendations include Bryony's favourite ever blusher, an amazing spf/primer hybrid and an eyebrow product that never fails us. We loved recording this episode and hope you have fun listening xx
20/07/2133m 26s

Jemma Sawyer: Reclaiming Female Pleasure

In this episode I'm entering a new and forward thinking world of female pleasure where everything for women is designed by women....I'm meeting Jemma Sawyer, the amazing entrepreneur and founder of the truly empowering female health and pleasure platform Iloh. Jemma who has spent years exploring FemTech and the innovation in the female pleasure space, decided to provide a platform that is without shame or guilt and describes ILOH as a community for women to explore their sexual health, confidence and pleasure.Jemma and I chat about her journey and inspiration and why she thinks that it is so important for women to lead the way in this arena. I also talk about some of the products featured on Iloh and why they're so fabulous. This is the episode for you if you're looking to explore opportunities for your own pleasure or just want inspiration from a woman who had a great business idea and made it happen. Enjoy :0)
17/07/2133m 0s

Minipod: 6 Really Great Moisturisers

I did a poll on Instagram and for this week's Minipod you voted for moisturisers. Even though they're not sexy, a great moisturiser can make all the difference to our skin by protecting the barrier, supporting skin health and in some cases treating certain issues. During the episode I cover off skin loving moisturisers, a fab treatment one for acne, the perfect moisturiser for mature skin and an exciting new moisturiser/spf hybrid. I also have a great recommendation for one that sits well under makeup.Products mentioned:La Roche Posay Tolerian Sensitive FluidDr Sam Bunting Flawless MoisturiserMurad Intense recovery creamVotary Super Seed Nutrient CreamExuviance Night Renewal HydragelExuviance Total Correct HydrateMedik 8 Advanced Day Ultimate ProtectEmbryolisse Lait-Creme ConcentrePlus I totally forgot to include Skingredients Skin Good Fats which I adore!
15/07/219m 16s

Dr Sam Bunting: My Wellbeing Habits

In this episode I welcome back the brilliant Dr Sam Bunting for a chat that I found incredibly enlightening. Sam and I focus in on the wellbeing habits that keep her feeling great and she shares how they have helped with both her physical and mental health, including a form of meditation that is having a profound effect on her.I love Sam's openness in this episode and the detail that she goes into and think that some of her habits and experiences might really inspire you (as they have me!).
13/07/2137m 18s

A Brilliant Skincare Story: Pestle and Mortar

In this special episode in partnership with Pestle and Mortar Cosmetics I have the pleasure of getting to know entrepreneur and co-founder Sonia Deasy. Sonia, who is a mother of five and total perfectionist (in the best sense of the word) talks me through her journey to launching (alongside her other half) a skincare brand that is loved by so many people and that for me ticks so many boxes. We talk about juggling work and family, creating skincare that really works and what her inspiration is. I love getting to know women like Sonia who prove that it is possible to make big things happen if you have the drive and passion.Later we hear from four Outspoken Beauty Panel members who have been thoroughly trialling the Pestle and Mortar Vitamin C 2 Phase Serum. As ever they give their honest, no holds barred views of the product and brand.I hope you enjoy discovering the woman behind Pestle and Mortar and if you don't know the brand then I hope this sparks your interest as it really is fabulous.
10/07/2148m 20s

Minipod: 5 Little Wellbeing Tips

I have to preface this by saying that when it comes to wellbeing I am a work in progress. (ie I really don't have much of an idea at all). However, I am making a concerted effort to learn about how I can make myself healthier both mentally and physically and slowly slowly I'm hoping to incorporate more and more good habits into my life.In this episode I cover off 5 of these habits. They are all small steps that anyone can take.Products mentioned:Therapie Energy DropsThe Cultured Collective Fennel, Apple and Dill SaurkrautForage Botanicals Premenstrual Peace Drops
08/07/217m 33s

Old, Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake: Episode 5

Makeup artist and all round fabulous person Bryony Blake returns for our fortnightly catch up (yay) and this week we have a good old chat about everything from sex faces to a horrendous stage name incident to why we like it when people are nice to us (and get really sad when they're not). We do of course get on to beauty and in this episode we're talking dreamy baths, teeth, prescription skincare and a multi-purpose balm.
06/07/2144m 49s

Caroline Moss: Glitter Tits, White Eyeshadow and Great Beauty Buys

I'm so excited about this episode. A few weeks ago I did a pod-swap with the brilliant Caroline Moss who is an author extraordinaire and host of the brilliant Gee Thanks Just Bought It Podcast where guests come on and talk about one thing that they've bought that has made a huge difference to their life. (I went on and discussed my ceramic dildo :0)Now it's time for you to hear my interview with Caroline. She is one of the funniest women I've ever had the pleasure to talk to and I spent most of our two virtual hours together snorting with laughter.Prepare for talk of "glitter tits", questionable makeup habits from our youth, views on life and for some great tips from Caroline as she discusses the beauty products that she absolutely adores.I thoroughly recommend Caroline's podcast....here's the link:https://www.geethanksjustboughtit.com/Enjoy this brilliant and hilarious woman!
03/07/2138m 55s

Minipod: 5 Highlights From The Week

In this week's Minipod I'm being a bit more eclectic than usual with a mixture of 5 things that have enhanced the past week or so for me.I mention a great book, a must have supplement, a fab tip from a nutritionist, the ultimate summer fragrance and also focus in on a skincare trial that I'm doing. Enjoy :0)
01/07/218m 0s

Lucia Ferrari Returns: My Beauty Habits

She's back (said in a very excited voice). Beauty journalist extraordinaire Lucia Ferrari always goes down an absolute treat when she comes on the podcast...she just gives the BEST recommendations and is without a doubt one of the nicest and funniest people in the industry.In this episode we talk about retinoids, skin barrier repairing products, menopausal skin and somehow get onto nipple hair. It's a great episode with a great woman. Enjoy!PS If you having a one to one consultation with Lucia then make sure you check out her new beauty consultation service here: http://www.lucia-ferrari.com/consultation-services
29/06/2150m 48s

My IPL Journey With Braun and Feeling Great With Gabriela Peacock

In this episode I start with a little chat in partnership with @braun_global. As you may know, I have been testing their Silk-Expert Pro 5 home IPL device and have seen some really amazing results with permanent hair removal that I've been able to do at home, which has been so handy! I've decided to partner with them to get you as much information about the device as possible so that if you do decide to buy one, you are equipped with all the knowledge you need. For that info, I chat to GP Dr Anita Sturnham who specialises in skin health and tells us everything we need to know about why IPL and why the Braun Silk-Expert Pro 5 is so effective (and safe). Later in the episode I have a fabulous chat with Nutritional Therapist Gabriela Peacock who has written the most amazing book called 2 Weeks To Feeling Great. Gabriela talks me through how little changes to our diet and lifestyle can make all the difference to our general health and wellbeing. This is no nonsense, intelligent and empowering advice that I truly believe can help us. (No fad diets welcome!!)
27/06/2146m 47s

Minipod: Some of My Favourite Hair Products

In this week's Minipod I focus in on five products that I love and that I feel make a real difference to the health and appearance of my hair.I have very straight hair that can get a bit greasy and also lacks volume. I hope that most of these products will work for all hair types.Here are the products I mention:The Aquis hair wrapBabyliss Deep Wave StylerHair Hero Turbo DryAveda Wooden Paddle BrushElnett Styling Spray Heat Protection Spray
24/06/216m 33s

Old Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake: Episode 4

In this episode of Old, Borrowed and New, Bryony and I cover everything from periods to active wear and camel toes (don'task!), before getting into beauty bits and bobs that we're loving. This episode includes amazing cream blushers, a hard to find but incredible fragrance and some probiotics that are guarenteed to get your tummy back on track. Enjoy :0)
22/06/2137m 37s

Jenni Retourne: Age Without Apology

In this episode I chat to the incredible founder of Willowberry Skincare, Jenni Retourne.Jenni, whose brand is loved by many makeup artists is on a mission to change the conversation around ageing in the beauty industry and recently launched her Age Without Apology Pledge where consumers and the members of the industry can come together, make a pledge and help change the anti-ageing narrative. (I'm really proud to be a part of the Founder Member Collective).During the episode we chat about why we are so passionate about changing the way that products are marketed to with the use of fear and how we want to see the beauty industry help us embrace who we are rather than make us doubt ourselves. Jenni has lots of advice for brands and consumers alike and is utterly inspiring.I love what Jenni is doing. It's something that I'm so passionate about and it's a total honour to have her as my guest on this really important episode.
19/06/2142m 35s

Minipod: My Favourite Home Fragrances

In this week's Minipod I talk through my five all time favourite home scents. They all serve different purposes and create very different moods and atmospheres in my house.During the episode I discuss how I use each scent and the products I mention are:Neom Happiness CandleAzzi Glasser The Perfumer's Story Black Moss CandleReplica Lazy Sunday Morning CandleAntonia Burrell "And Breathe" Air Cleansing Room SprayAromatherapy Associates Revive Oil and their new Atomiser.
17/06/217m 57s

Cheryl Hole: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by drag artist extraordinaire Cheryl Hole. Cheryl was one of the first contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race UK and during the episode we talk about what drag means to her and how it's developed as an art form in recent years.Cheryl has the most vivacious, warm personality and as I get to know her more, we delve into her beauty habits. Over the years she has mastered the art of makeup and she has a lot of AMAZING recommendations. We also chat skincare, our love for Fenty Beauty and Cheryl shares some beauty secrets that are serious game changers.I loved getting to know Cheryl and this episode is guaranteed to boost your mood and makeup skills.
15/06/2148m 16s

Cherry Healey: Two Outspoken Ladies

I don't know how to sum this episode up apart from to say that Cherry and I had so much fun recording it and we covered all sorts of topics from vulvas to manifestation to past relationships. It really was just the most brilliant catch up and I feel like we put the world to rights and I left feeling all empowered and excited.Cherry is an ambassador for the brilliant charity The Eve Appeal and I just wanted to say that the work they do is incredible. They raise awareness of and research the 5 types of gynaecological cancer. They also offer 24/7 support with specialist nurses on their phoneline. If you do nothing else, please go to their website and read their guide to the Cancers....I have learnt so much from them and have had medical checks that I never would have known that I needed if it wasn't for the education that they offer.https://eveappeal.org.uk/gynaecological-cancers/
12/06/2142m 41s

Minipod: My favourite Instant Tanning Drops

In this week's Minipod I focus in on four products that give you an instant tan and beautiful glow. Most of them also have skincare benefits and can be used in a number of ways.Products mentioned: Tanluxe Super Gloss SPF30, Indeed labs Bronzing Drops, Pai The Impossible Glow and Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer.
10/06/217m 47s

Old, Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake: Episode 3

In this week's episode of Old, Borrowed and New, Bryony and I chat about everything from how hamsters running in balls must feel to how we'd deal with being a comedian to why Bryony will do anything to escape being told off. As ever the conversation goes in all sorts of weird and wonderful directions but comes back to the main event...old, borrowed and new beauty products that we adore. This week we cover a mascara that doesn't budge, the perfect summer fragrance, a cheap and cheerful shampoo and a blusher that's guaranteed to give your cheeks some va va voom.
08/06/2141m 43s

The Joy of Warm Science: Outspoken Beauty X Whind

In this special episode in partnership with Whind Skincare I meet the incredible entrepreneur and brand founder Hind Sebti.Hind, who has worked for many of the largest brands in beauty, decided to take everything that she had learnt about skincare and combine it with her belief that it should not only be efficacious but that it should also bring joy. She coined the phrase "warm science", where the best ingredients and formulations meet a wonderful and sensorial experience and built her brand Whind which totally encapsulated this sentiment.Hind is a really special woman whose beliefs about what beauty should mean and how it should make us feel sit so right with me and I love the fact that she has created something that is so authentic to her and that I hope will inspire many of us to find more joy in our daily rituals.
05/06/2149m 48s

Minipod: My Top Oil Cleansers

In this week's Minipod I talk about my favourite oil cleansers. Although not for everyone, an oil cleanser is very good at getting stubborn makeup off, attracts oil and a good one will leave your skin feeling comfortable and hydrated without any residue. I've given a variety or recommendations so whatever your skin type you should be covered.Here are the products I mention:DHC Deep Cleansing OilDermalogica PreCleanse OilAvene XeraCalm A.D. Cleansing Oil Camomile Silky Cleansing OilAntonia Burrell Natural Glow Cleansing Oil
04/06/216m 39s

Caroline Barnes: My Beauty Habits

In this episode I get to know the wonderful makeup artist Caroline Barnes. Caroline is hugely successful and loved by so many in the industry and chatting to her made me realise why. She is natural, incredibly down to earth and really excellent at what she does. She also genuinely cares about other people.During the episode we chat about Caroline's career, a huge initiative that she started during the first lockdown that helped boost the morale of hundreds of NHS workers and of course her beauty habits. Caroline absolutely adores fragrance and likes to wear them according to mood and the seasons....she shares her favourites and when she wears them. We also talk through the makeup bits that she always carries in her personal makeup bag.This is such a great episode and Caroline is 100% up there with my favourite interviewees!
01/06/2153m 37s

On The Scent Special With Penhaligons

In this special episode in partnership with Penhaligons, perfume expert extraordinaire Suzy Nightingale and I go on a sensorial journey through their iconic British Tales Collection.After talking a bit about the perfume house's amazing history, we begin to chat through our reactions to the scents in the collection. Every single one is so different and yet so special and we had so much fun describing how each perfume makes us feel.We really hope that we take you on this journey with us and that we help you to get a feel for a perfume collection that is worlds apart.
29/05/211h 5m

Minipod: My 4 Favourite Vitamin C Skincare Products

In this week's Minipod I talk about the benefits of including a Vitamin C in your skincare routine and why I love it so much as an ingredient.I then chat through 4 of my favourite Vitamin C products including Exuviance Vitamin C Capsules, Skinceuticals CE Ferulic and Silymarin CF and finally the brilliant Vitamin C Serum 23% from Garden of Wisdom.If you'd like me to cover something specific in a future Minipod then feel free to message me via Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola :)
27/05/219m 10s

Old, Borrowed and New With Bryony Blake

In this our second episode of the brand new series Old, Borrowed and New, makeup artist extraordinaire Bryony Blake and I start with a bit of a chinwag and after somehow getting onto the topics of swinging and what we call our vaginas you'll be glad to know that we bring it back to beauty. We chat about the products that we're loving from the icons that have been a part of our lives forever to the most exciting newness and of course something beauty related that we have borrowed from someone else. (That's why we've called it Old, Borrowed and New after all!)Enjoy!
25/05/2139m 10s

Aimee Connolly and A Trip To Bali With Crabtree and Evelyn

This episode begins with a fabulous trip to Bali in partnership with Crabtree and Evelyn. As soon as I tried their Bali collection I knew that I wanted to bring it to life on the podcast, so I've created an audio mini break where you and I are flown to the island by private jet (my 4 year old is the pilot), we go to a top spa (my bathroom) and experience the products together. I had such fun creating this and really hope you enjoy it. After the holiday comes the second part of the episode where I get to know makeup artist and creator of Sculpted By Aimee, the brilliant Aimee Connolly. We chat career choices, the ups and downs of entrepreneur life and formulating great products. Aimee also talks about some of her beauty habits.If you're tempted to try anything in the Bali Collection then Crabtree and Evelyn are giving us 15% off our first orders. Just use code OUTSPOKEN15. The code is available in the UK and US and is valid from 23rd May until 31st December 2021.
22/05/2146m 23s

Minipod: My Top 5 Budget Skincare Buys

In this week's Minipod I focus in on 5 great skincare products that cost less than a tenner each. I really love these products and they're proof that you don't always need to spend lots of money to get good quality formulations that really work.The products I mention are Cerave Hydrating Cleanser, The Inkey List PHA Toner, Ambre SolaireSensitive Face Fluid SPF50+ , Garden of wisdom Vitamin C 23% and Ferulic Acid and Avon Anew Revival Serum Lipstick. I hope you're enjoying these Minipods and if there's anything you'd like me to cover you can email me nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk
20/05/217m 28s

Rose Gallagher: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by one of the loveliest women I've ever interviewed, the fabulous makeup artist and fellow podcast host Rose Gallagher.Rose shares her beauty story and how a weekend job when she was at university led to a career as a makeup artist. We chat about so much more and there are of course a whole lot of great beauty recommendations in there too.You can find Rose on instagram @rosegallagher and I highly recommend her lovely podcast From The Heart.
18/05/2155m 20s

Millie Kendall MBE: A Life In Beauty

I'm so excited to tell you about this episode. I'm joined by true beauty industry royalty...the amazing and inspiring Mille Kendall MBE.Millie is the woman behind the launch of many of the biggest beauty brands in the world and was also one half of Ruby and Millie Makeup which I know was a brand that so many of us adored and still miss today. Today she is CEO of the British Beauty Council and is a huge force for good, helping to champion and shape the beauty industry for the better.During the episode Millie talks about her incredible journey to where she is today and her relationship with beauty and the industry. She is funny, down to earth and a real inspiration. I know you'll enjoy getting to know this amazing woman.
15/05/2144m 39s

Minipod: My Top Concealers

In this week's Minipod I delve into my favourite concealers. I like the idea of being able to wear a nice sheer base and then letting my concealer do all the hard work whilst still looking natural. The products I chat about in this episode all manage to achieve that and then some!Here's what I mention:IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye, Trish Macevoy Instant Eye Lift, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer.
13/05/218m 13s

Old, Borrowed and New with Bryony Blake

Introducing a brand new series with makeup artist extraordinaire and all round fabulous person Bryony Blake.Old, Borrowed and New sees me and Bryony chat about a product we've loved forever, a tip or product that we've borrowed/stolen from someone and something new that we are testing and loving at the moment. This is all really an excuse to have a fabulous catch up with lots of laughs.Can't wait to hear what you think of this. Bryony is an absolute star!
11/05/2141m 7s

Dr Sam Bunting: What Not To Do!

In this episode I welcome back the amazing dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting to talk through the things we should be steering clear of when it comes to our skin. Sam is a great believer in keeping things simple but effective and has a list of skincare ingredients that she feels that we can all benefit from. There are also those products and habits that may be nice but probably aren't doing much for the health of our skin (or our pockets) and Sam talks us through the good, the bad and the ugly.As ever it was an absolute pleasure chatting to Sam. She's always reassuringly bossy and eager to share her extensive knowledge of skin.
08/05/2131m 50s

Minipod: My Top Tinted Moisturisers

In this week's Minipod I chat about my top tinted moisturisers. They all give a gorgeous dewy finish, most offer SPF protection and also cater to a range of skintones. I also love the way these products sit under makeup.Products mentioned: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint and Trinny London BFF Cream.
06/05/218m 29s

Melanie Daly: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know the brilliant makeup artist and Outspoken Beauty Panellist Melanie Daly. Melanie specialises in make-up for the over 50's and also gives makeup classes to cancer patients. She is so incredibly knowledgable about both products and techniques that work for all ages.If you like your beauty recommendations then be prepared to get a notepad...Melanie has so many incredible products to tell us about from makeup to skincare to fragrance. You can find Melanie on Instagram @melaniedalymakeup and her website is melaniedalymakeup.co.uk.
04/05/2151m 54s

Joti Gata-Aura: Accepting My Vitiligo

In this episode I chat to the incredible Joti Gata-Aura who talks to me about her vitiligo and the journey she has gone on from feeling ashamed and wanting to hide when she was first diagnosed, to deciding that it was time to embrace life and her skin condition which led to her walking down a catwalk during London Fashion Week and appearing in a BBC3 Documentary called "Mis-FITS Like Us" which saw her sharing her story to a huge audience.Joti now makes it her mission to educate others and promote acceptance of the disease and has started an organisation called Positively Diverse where her purpose is to champion better representation in the media for those with visible differences and disabilities.I loved hearing Joti's story and a journey that has taken her from embarrassment and shame to acceptance and a desire to empower others.You can find out more about Joti's work at positivelydiverse.co.uk.
01/05/2127m 47s

Minipod: My Top Red Lipsticks That Suit Everyone

In this week's Minipod I talk about four fabulous and very different red lipsticks that suit every shade of skin and why I think each one is special.Products mentioned:Mac Ruby Woo lipstick and pencilMac Prep and PrimeMaybelline Color Sensational Made For All Lipstick: Ruby For MeGlossier Generation G in ZipFenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored
29/04/216m 30s

Trish McEvoy: My Beauty Habits (and thoughts on life)

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I welcome back the icon that is Trish McEvoy.Trish and I cover so much during our chat from beauty to fragrance to our experiences of therapy to learning to be happy in your own company. I love the fact that Trish really opened up to me during our conversation, sharing her own personal experiences and take on life in a way that I think will benefit all of us.Trish is not only the woman behind one of the best makeup brands on the market but is a true inspiration and I hope that you get loads out of hearing this episode.
27/04/2143m 13s

On The Scent With Suzy Nightingale: Episode 3

I get so excited about recording On The Scent with Suzy and discovering so many new fragrances. In this our third episode, Suzy and I discuss the fragrances that we've been wearing and loving, the very best niche shops to discover the right fragrance for you, we focus in on Suzy's fragrance of the month and also give you your fragrance prescriptions which you can ask us for via Instagram (@OutspokenBeautyNicola and @Fragrantmaven).Here's the list of scents and shops that we chat about during the episode:What Suzy’s been wearing:@lancomeofficial Lancôme Rose Peonia @januaryscents January Scents Vaporocindro @27_87 27 87 Wandervogel What Nicola's been Wearing:Miller Harris Scherzo hair mistFuggazzi In Love With The CocosPerfume Prescriptions:@vilhelm_parfumerie Vilhelm Peony Couture@lelabofragrances Le Labo Tonka 25 @millerharris Miller Harris @floralstreet_ Floral Street @jovoymayfair Jovoy @lessenteurs Les Senteurs @bloomperfumery Bloom@lartisanparfumeur L’Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc Extreme @millerharris Miller Harris Lost in the City@trishmcevoy Trish McEvoy 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk @ateliercologne Atelier Cologne @ruthmastenbroekperfume Ruth Mastenbroek Dagian @czechandspeake Czech & Speake Villa AusoniaFragrant Focus:@diorparfums Dior Diorling
24/04/2148m 1s

Minipod: My Top Sunscreens for All Skin Tones

In this week's Minipod I focus in on four exceptional and multi-purpose sunscreens that look great on all skin tones because they don't leave a white or ashy cast. All of the products are fairly priced, well formulated and contain extra ingredients that make them really good for our skin. They also sit well with makeup.Products mentioned:Altruist - Face FluidSuper Goop - Unseen SunscreenLa Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Spray SPF50Heliocare - Water GelEnjoy xx
22/04/218m 25s

Donna Francis: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I welcome back the wonderful beauty editor Donna Francis.Donna is best known for fighting for inclusivity in her beauty shoots at a time when most models were white carbon copies of each another and is also one of the loveliest women in the industry.During the episode Donna gives SO many wonderful recommendations from face oils to body creams to the glowiest ever SPF to a fragrance that will transport you to sunnier climes....it's all here. (I warn you in advance, I ended up spending £50 on her recommendations within moments of finishing this recording).I hope you enjoy my chat with Donna and hearing all about the products that she loves.
20/04/2141m 40s

Molly Forbes: How To Be Body Happy

In this episode I get to know author, body positivity and confidence champion Molly Forbes.Molly talks candidly about how she managed to shift her own unhealthy relationship with her body and how over the years she has learnt how to reframe the way she sees herself.We chat about how we can learn to embrace our own bodies, the language we should and shouldn't use around diet culture and also how we can encourage the young people in our lives to feel good about themselves plus loads more.Molly has written an incredible book called Body Happy Kids which is out now and also has a fantastic podcast called Body Cons. You can find her on Insta @mollyjforbes.
17/04/2138m 38s

Minipod: My Four Favourite Retinoids

In this Minipod I chat through four of my favourite retinoids and why I recommend them. They all have different but clever formulations, most of them are suitable for sensitive skin (for those that aren't I recommend the best way to use them) and I hope that there is something in my list for everyone. Remember that some skins don't tolerate retinoids (retinol in particular) that well and it's always important to build up slowly.Products mentioned:Skingredients Skin ProteinMedik8 Crystal RetinalThe Ordinary Retinol with Squalane and Granactive Retinoid Dr Sam Bunting's Flawless Nightly Serum.For a more in depth chat about retinoids make sure you check out The Retinol 101 with Medik 8's Dan Isaacs.
15/04/219m 30s

Ruby Barker: My Beauty Habits

Having been totally hooked on Bridgerton I was really excited to get the chance to chat to Ruby Barker who played Marina Thompson.During this episode of My Beauty Habits Ruby and I explore confidence, positive body image when you're in the public eye, Ruby's journey from CBBC to Bridgerton and the beauty products that Ruby loves including some beautiful hair products and a really affordable cleanser that she swears by.Enjoy!
13/04/2121m 49s

Nicola Elliott: Neom, Horse Supplements and The Bore-ometer

In this episode I have a long overdue catch up with one of my absolute favs - Nicola Elliott.Nicola, who is the founder of Neom Organics, returns to the podcast for the kind of chat that made me forget that we were recording (those are my very favourites).During the episode we talk swearing, lockdown horses (and their supplements), Nicola's inbuilt bore-ometer which leads her to be an utter perfectionist, middle age and the hangovers that come with it, hormones and also catch up on all things Neom.I had so much fun recording this and remain in awe of Nicola for everything she has achieved. Make sure you listen to this with a glass of wine and perhaps pretend you're in a bar with us having a good old gossip :0) xx
10/04/2142m 1s

Minipod: My 3 Favourite Skin Barrier Repairing Products

In this week's minipod I talk about three of my top rated barrier repairing products. These moisturisers/treatments all help to reduce inflammation and redness and comfort the skin when you've overdone it on the actives or are feeling in need of a bit of TLC.We often place so much importance on active ingredients that work at a deeper level that we forget about the importance of maintaining the health of our outer layer of skin, but for me, there's no point in spending money on other products if your epidermis is compromised. These products will get everything back on track and keep your skin happy and healthy.
08/04/216m 48s

Erim Kaur: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know the amazing Erim Kaur. Erim, who has over 200K Instagram followers, is the CEO of By Erim hair oil which she founded at the age of 25 and which has been hugely successful.During our chat I get to know how losing her Mum at a young age was part of the inspiration for her business. We chat about life with boys, the influence her grandma had on her and the huge importance that hair oil plays both in her life and culture.Erim also chats through her favourite beauty products and we find a mutual love for fragrances that gets us both very excited!I loved Erim's story, energy and drive and really enjoyed discovering the products that she loves.
06/04/2145m 41s

Dr Sohere Roked: WTF Is Going on With My Hormones?

I'm going to level with you, my PMT is out of control and I've decided enough is enough...I'm done with being a slave to my hormones and never knowing what they're going to throw at me next and so I've called in the expert to help me and everyone else who wants to take control of theirs....introducing the amazing Dr Sohere Roked.Dr Sohere is a GP and one of the UK's leading experts in bio identical and body identical hormone therapy. She believes that when our hormones are unbalanced it can affect many aspects of our health and her understanding of how to get them back in check is potentially life changing for so many of us.This is a must listen whether you're sick of PMT, pregnant, menopausal or anything in between. In fact, it's a wake up call that we don't have to put up with feeling below par due to our hormones....there are ways we can take back control.During the episode I also reminisce about fish pedicures...do you remember those? And chat about Nursem skincare who have just done brilliantly on Dragon's Den.Enjoy my lovelies xxYou can find Dr Sohere @miss_soh on Insta and at drsohereroked.co.uk
03/04/2140m 57s

Minipod: My 3 Favourite PHAS

Welcome to 7 minutes of pure beauty chat. In my first minipod I chat about why everyone should be using PHAs and talk through where they should go in your routine. I also recommend 3 of my favourites. If you have any beauty questions DM me @OutspokenBeautyNicola and if I can't answer I'll ask someone who can!
02/04/217m 2s

Joy Adenuga: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know the fabulous makeup artist Joy Adenuga.Joy tells me how with the support of her husband and combining evening classes with her day job she finally set out on the career path that she was always meant to follow....makeup artistry.We talk about the challenges she has faced in her career and why she gets so much out of bridal makeup. She also tells me about her business and how launching a makeup brush range during the pandemic has kept her going.Finally we focus in on some of the products that she swears by including an incredibly glowy face balm that I've ordered already :0)Joy really does live up to her name and I found her energy, vibrancy and tenacity incredibly inspiring.
30/03/2156m 11s

Michelle Elman: The Joy Of Being Selfish

In this episode I talk to author ("Am I Ugly" and "The Joy of Being Selfish"), body positivity campaigner, five-board accredited Life Coach and fellow podcaster (In All Honesty) Michelle Elman. Michelle is perhaps best known for her campaign Scarred Not Scared and the moment when she wore a bikini and showed the world her many scars, making the statement that your scars don't have to define you. She also delivered a hugely popular Ted X talk called "Have You Hated Your Body Enough Today?"During the episode we talk about the moment that Michelle decided that enough was enough and that it was time to stand up for herself and put some boundaries in place in her relationships. We chat about the importance of boundaries and expecting to be treated well by other people and what to do when we're not treated as we should be. We also chat about body positivity, confidence and so much more.Michelle is an incredibly empowering woman who teaches us that we need to expect more in our lives and should never just sit back and accept the status quo. She shows us that it is possible to find the strength to change how we perceive ourselves and how others treat us.
27/03/2149m 27s

On The Scent with Suzy Nightingale: Episode 2

As it was National Fragrance Day on Sunday I’ve decided to swap My Beauty Habits for Episode 2 of On the Scent with Suzy Nightingale. (MBH will be back next week).If you haven’t heard episode one then you’re in for a real treat. Suzy is a fragrance expert who describes scent like no one I’ve ever met. During the episode we chat about some of the most exciting and incredible fragrances on the market and Suzy also does a fragrance prescription service, answering all of the fragrance dilemmas that you’ve been sending us via Instagram (@outspokenbeautynicola / @fragrantmaven).As promised, here are all the fragrances that we discuss during the episode:To the Fairest, Cécile @tothefairestlondonSarah Jessica Parker, Lovely @sarahjessicaparkerNarcisso Rodriguez, For Her (pink bottle, original) @narcisso_rodriguezContradictions in ILK, Devious @ilkperfumeMiller Harris, L’air de Rien (possibly discontinued) @millerharrisJovoy, Rose Millisime @jovoymayfairStella McCartney, Stella @stellamccartneyPaul Smith, Rose @paulsmithdesignRuth Mastenbroek, Fire Dance @ruthmastenbroekperfumeMoschino, Toy Boy @moschinoCacharel, Noa @cacharelparfumsBeauFort London, Tonnerre @beaufortlondonDSquared2, Green Wood @dsquared2SJP, Stash @sarahjessicaparkerJuliette Has a Gun, Not a Perfume @juliettehasagunClean Reserve, Skin @cleanbeauty_collectiveKayali, Musk 12 @kayaliEtat Libre D’Orange Secretions Magnifique @etatlibredorangeVines House Parfum, Signature Story @vineshouseparfumBedeaux, Chienoir @bedeauxx
23/03/2152m 50s

Jenn Rock: The Skin Nerd Returns

Back by popular demand is skin guru and all round wonder woman Jennifer Rock.Jenn who is the founder of The Skin Nerd Network and one of my fav brands Skingredients is here to answer all of your skin related questions.I love Jenn for her experience, knowledge and no BS advice and I guarantee you'll leave the episode equipped with some great information and skincare inspiration.
20/03/2151m 15s

Nichola Joss: The Inner Facialist

In this episode I get to know the incredible celebrity "inner" facialist, Nichola Joss.Nichola is loved by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Gisele Bundchen and Gwyneth Paltrow and is renowned for her inner facial which sees her massaging and sculpting from the inside of your mouth. She is also seen by many as something of a health and wellbeing guru and if you follow her on Instagram you'll see that she is about so much more than skin.During the episode Nichola shares so much of the wisdom that she is renowned and loved for. She is also beautifully outspoken and unafraid to express her opinions which I am as you know a huge fan of!
16/03/2147m 23s

Dr Louise Newson: Don't Fear The Menopause

This is such an important episode whether like me you're aware that perimenopause could strike at any time or you're experiencing the menopause right now. Actually, I also think this is important even if you're in your twenties as knowledge is power and when it comes to the menopause many of us are anything but empowered.In the episode I'm joined by Dr Louise Newson who is a GP and Menopause Specialist. Louise is on a mission to educate us about what is available to us once we are peri menopausal/menopausal and also how to get the right treatment from our Drs.Many women go to their GPs feeling depressed or anxious due to fluctuating hormones and Dr Louise explains how many of us are prescribed anti-depressants which is anything but helpful. We also chat about HRT and how more of us can take it than we realise (we just need to be prescribed the right one), supplements and keeping strong and vital as we age. Dr Louise's website is an absolute fountain of knowledge and is well worth checking out after the episode. You can find her at menopausedoctor.co.uk.As well as my interview with Louise I also have a list of lovely recommendations for you at the end of the episode 2 fabulous perfumes, a great hair product for texture and some gorgeous makeup bits. Enjoy! xx
13/03/2136m 15s

Sandra Sallin: My Beauty Habits

In this episode I chat to the fabulous Sandra Sallin. Sandra, who describes herself as an "80 year old blogger with too many lipsticks" is utterly passionate about beauty and makeup as well as being a fantastic artist and author of the blog apartfrommyart.com. Sandra's blog makes for addictive and compelling reading. She's been on so many adventures in her life including meeting Picasso but that's another story for another time.During our chat Sandra reveals how she became fascinated by online makeup tutorials and how much she could learn from them. Every time that the likes of Hannah Martin, Lisa Potter Dixon and Pixiwoo did tutorials for mature skin, Sandra would take note and slowly but surely mastered the art of applying makeup that made her feel fabulous.As well as talking about her makeup edication, we chat about older women and beauty, how no one should feel bad about wrinkles and why the beauty industry needs to speak to women above 50 because they have money to spend and don't want to be cast aside.Sandra also gives a huge amount of brilliant product recommendations.It was an utter joy to get to know Sandra and I hope she makes you feel as good as she did me xx
09/03/2150m 6s

Empowering Women Through Beauty: The L'Occitane Story

*This is a special episode to celebrate International Women's Day in partnership with L'Occitane *In this episode I learn the story behind a brand that is really very special to me. When I was 20 and living in Paris, my Mum and I discovered L'Occitane and were hooked. It was the beginning of a twenty odd year relationship that has seen us gifting each other countless products and whooping with excitement when it finally came over to the UK.What Mum and I have never known is the story behind L'Occitane and how right from its fledgling days, it was a brand that truly cared about both the environment and empowering women.During the episode I get to know the amazing Alia Hawa who is the MD for L'Occitane UK and Ireland. She tells me about her journey with L'Occitane and the incredible and inspirational story of its founder Olivier Baussan.Later in the episode we hear from some of The Outspoken Panellists who have been trialling the cult L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream. As ever they give their no holes barred, honest reviews of the product.Finally, Mummy Bonn joins me to chat briefly about our memories of L'Occitane.This is a lovely episode that celebrates women and the good that the beauty industry can do. If you'd like 10% off at L'Occitane then you can use the code OUTSPOKEN10 until the end of March 2021 xx
06/03/2145m 25s

Becki Murray: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I chat to the fabulous Becki Murray who is the Beauty Editor at Harpers Bazaar and Town and Country Magazine.Becki is fascinated by cosmetic science to the point where she is actually studying it and this love is reflected in the beauty products and brands that she recommends during the episode. As well as recommendations, Becki chats about the power of makeup, how rosacea affects her beauty choices and her journey to becoming a beauty editor.I love Becki for her constant quest for knowledge and the extensive research she puts into products before she recommends them. There's a feeling that she really has the consumer's back. She's a true force for good in the beauty industry and I loved recording this episode with her.You can find Becki on Instagram @beckimurray_ where she does a great IGTV series called #Beautyful Chemistry and gives fabulous product recommendations. Definitely worth a follow!
02/03/2145m 10s

Nikki Makeup: Makeup Artist To The Stars

In this episode I get to chat to the amazing Nikki Wolff aka Nikki Makeup.Nikki is one of the world's most successful makeup artists whose art has adorned the faces of everyone from Kim Kardashian to Dua Lipa to Rosie Huntington-Whitelely.During the episode we chat about how her passion for makeup artistry began at the age of six and that as she got older she 100% knew it was the career for her. Nikki tells me why she shunned the traditional route of being a makeup assistant and how she forged a career path that has seen her become one of the world's best loved makeup artists.We also have a good old natter about how it has felt for her giving birth during the pandemic and Nikki also shares some of her very best beauty products with makeup recommendations galore.Nikki is a strong, down to earth and fabulous woman who shows that when you really want something you can make it happen. I loved every minute of our chat.
27/02/2146m 46s

The Utterly Fabulous Mother's Day Beauty Guide: Curate Beauty X OSB

*This episode is part of my ongoing partnership with Curate Beauty. Together we're working hard to help you discover the very best small indie beauty brands*If you feel like you always buy your Mum the same sort of thing for Mother's Day and you want to get her something truly special and original with the added bonus that you will be supporting a small, independent brand then this is the episode for you.The amazing Sam Freedman, co-founder of Curate Beauty has done what she does best and curated a list of stunning gift ideas for us. From candles to skincare to scented oils and silk pillow cases to haircare she has all bases covered and this is a really great opportunity to discover some fabulous new beauty brands that you and your Mum can cherish together.As promised, I'm adding some promo codes for you and I so hope you enjoy getting to know these brands.Nereus London: Use code CURATE20 for 20% off (https://nereus.uk/)Laid: Use code OUTSPOKEN20 for 20% off (https://www.thelaidclub.com/shop)The Muses: Code OUTSPOKEN20 for 20% off (https://www.themuseslondon.co.uk/)BAO: Code Outspoken for 15% off (https://www.baoskincare.co.uk/)Other brands mentioned:Clockface Beauty (https://clockfacebeauty.com/)Connock London (https://www.connocklondon.co.uk/)Centred (https://www.wearecentred.com/)
23/02/2138m 30s

Great Skin Zero Waste: Ren Clean Skincare X Outspoken Beauty

*This episode is in partnership with Ren Clean Skincare*In this thought provoking episode I get to know the amazing David Delport who is the Global Ambassador for Ren Clean Skincare. David has worked with a number of beauty brands, but as you'll hear, when he found Ren it was the start of a love affair that has lasted for 13 years and counting. David, who is passionate about the environment and sustainability found a kindred spirit in Ren and during the episode he not only tells us about the incredible and pioneering work that REN are doing in this field (they are going to be zero waste by the end of 2021) but also gives us tips about the little things that we can do to help our planet.David and I share a real passion for REN and as well as chatting through how the brand is leading the way in sustainability, we chat through some of our favourite products and how they make us feel.This episode is for a me a really important one. As consumers we're becoming more and more aware of the effect our actions are having on the planet and how crucial it is that we act now. Brands like Ren are showing that it it is possible to enjoy luxury beauty product whilst helping the environment and not only are they paving the way for other beauty brands, but for the likes of me and you as well. Enjoy xx
20/02/2141m 18s

Jennifer Niven: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know New York Times and International best-selling author Jennifer Nivens. Jen is perhaps best known for her book "All The Bright Places" which was turned into a movie for Netflix and during the podcast we chat about that as well as her newest (and equally brilliant). novel Breathless.Jen also gives us an insight into her relationship and how her books mirror many aspects of her personal life. She also chats about her glamorous mother and we delve into what beauty means to her and the part that it plays in her life. If that wasn't enough, we somehow get onto the subject of losing our virginity and vibrators. Perhaps one to save for when the kids are tucked up in bed ;0)Jen is incredibly funny and honest and I felt like I'd known her for years even though this was our first time chatting. I thoroughly recommend Jen's books and Instagram page @Jenniferniven.
16/02/2135m 21s

On The Scent with Suzy Nightingale

Get ready fragrance lovers! This episode is going to blow your sense of smell.Suzy Nightingale is one of the UK's leading fragrance journalists and experts and she joins me for a true journey of scent discovery.Whether you want to find a perfume to give you confidence/uplift you/make you feel cosy or sensual, there's something for you in this episode and the way that Suzy describes fragrance is pure poetry.Welcome to the first episode of "On The Scent "- it's simply scensational! xxPerfumes mentioned:Carine Roitfeld Kar-waiJeroboam UNUEJuliette Has a Gun Lipstick Fever4711 Cologne Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine Ruth Mastenbroek DagianLe Lion de ChanelFrederic Malle Portrait of a LadyPaul Schutze Tears of ErosTom Daxon Iridium 71%Le Couvent Maison de Parfum Cologne of the Missions Chopard CasmirSarah Baker Bascule
13/02/2156m 53s

Lisa Snowdon: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I catch up with lovely Lisa Snowdon. Lisa and I used to work for the same radio company and bonded over our early starts and mutual love of beauty! (I remember constantly being in awe of how effortlessly glamorous she was at 6am.)These days we've both put our radio days behind us and Lisa is busy doing all sorts of brilliant projects including a regular fashion slot on This Morning and producing excellent beauty and wellbeing content via her own channels.During the episode Lisa shares so many of her tips, tricks, rituals and habits. We cover everything from skincare to showers to the daily routines that keep Lisa feeling happy and grounded. What I love about Lisa is that she's has always had a real passion for sharing beauty and wellbeing tips and she talks about them with an energy that is catching. If you're feeling a bit lacklustre at the moment you're going to love this. Lisa will put a spring in your step :0)
09/02/2153m 43s

Barbara Daly: The First Super-Star Makeup Artist

In this episode I have the honour of getting to know the iconic makeup artist Barbara Daly.Barbara was the first makeup artist to become a star in her own right and her story is one of tenacity and never taking no for an answer.Barbara takes us with her on her journey from dreaming of doing Hollywood movie makeup to working with the BBC, creating the makeup for Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" and how it felt to do Princess Diana's wedding makeup.Barbara's story had me gripped and I loved every second of this interview. Get ready to meet one of the greats!
06/02/2143m 7s

Dr Jenna Macciochi: Let's Protect Our Immune Systems!

*I know that this would usually be an episode of "My Beauty Habits" but I wanted to get this out as soon as possible as I think it's really relevant at the moment.*In this episode I get to know Immunologist Dr Jenna Macciochi. Jenna has been studying the immune system for over 20 years and specialises in understanding how lifestyle and nutrition interact with the immune system in health and disease. She has made it her mission to demystify the science behind our health and share her knowledge of how we can maintain good health.During the episode we chat about Jenna's views on supplements and what we should and shouldn't be taking. Jenna also has loads of advice about the types of things we should be eating, our microbiomes, things we can do on an every day basis to protect our immune systems and also tips for how we can help ourselves if we get ill. We also chat about the role that exercise can play and the effect of stress on our health and how to deal with it plus so much more!Dr Jenna really inspired me to take more care of my everyday health both in the short and long term and I can't wait for you to hear her words of wisdom. If you find this episode of interest and you want to explore Dr Jenna's research further then I recommend her brilliant book Immunity: The Science Of Staying Well (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Immunity-Science-Dr-Jenna-Macciochi-ebook/dp/B07XZ7W8FK). You can find more tips from Dr Jenna on her Instagram Page @dr_jenna_macciochi.
02/02/2136m 56s

Ingeborg Van Lotringen: Beauty Industry Secrets

In this episode I get to know the award-winning beauty, health and lifestyle journalist Ingeborg Van Lotringen. Ingeborg, who was Cosmpolitan UK's Beauty Director for 14 years, is loved for her no BS journalism. She's an inquisitive writer who isn't afraid to ask difficult questions and tell things as they are. No-where is this more obvious than in her brilliant book ‘Great skin – Secrets The Beauty Industry Doesn’t Tell You’ which was recommended to me by Sherna Malone. The minute I read it, I knew I had to interview Ingeborg. She was a woman after my own heart.In this episode we talk about the good and bad things about the beauty industry, brands and products that Ingeborg loves, why PHAs are great for our skin and why brands need to be more transparent about products. We also discuss natural and synthetic beauty and why both can go hand in hand.I loved chatting to Ingeborg...she's a well informed journalist with unquestionable integrity and she's not afraid to ask hard questions to fight the consumer's cause.
30/01/2142m 34s

Maureen Lipman: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know the amazing Dame Maureen Lipman.We chat about so much including how she is getting through lockdown, how she feels about her appearance, what ageing means to her, the things that she does on a daily basis that make her feel good and why she prides herself on being really low maintenance.Maureen and I also have a great catch up about her performance of Michael Sherman's "Rose" which is being released on SKY Arts on 27th January to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day. Maureen chats about what it was like to do this one woman production in the midst of a pandemic and how much it has meant to her.It was an honour and such a pleasure to chat to Dame Maureen and I can't wait for you to hear this intimate and honest chat.
26/01/2132m 23s

Joy Isaacs: The Power of Silver in Skincare (Outspoken Beauty X Curate)

* This episode is in partnership with Curate Beauty. Together we're aiming to help put small, independent brands on the map*In this episode I meet entrepreneur and mother of 4 Joy Isaacs. Joy has been fascinated by the power of colloidal silver since she was a child and after suffering with an infected wound that was treated with the help of dressings containing silver, she decided it was time to create a skincare brand that harnessed its power. (It not only has great healing properties but is also antimicrobial so can be very helpful in the treatment of acne.)After a great deal of work and research Joy founded Argentum, a luxury skincare brand that is unlike any I have ever come across. It's part really great science, part unexpected quirkiness (which I love) and part pure luxury.During the episode we hear Joy's fascinating story and get to know what it takes to build a luxury skincare brand that stands out from the rest. We also hear from the Outspoken Beauty Panellists who have been trying the Argentum Potion Infinie for more than a month. They give their honest thoughts on the product and brand itself. (To be a part of the panel please DM me on Insta @Outspokenbeautynicola).I hope you enjoy getting to know Joy and Argentum as much as I have xx
23/01/2143m 1s

Madeleine Shaw: My Beauty Habits

In this episode I chat to Nutritional Therapist, author and all round inspiring lady Madeleine Shaw. Madeleine doesn't only share her beauty habits but also her wellbeing, feelgood and health habits. Her advice has definitely helped me since doing the interview and I hope it does the same for you.From slotting in time for yoga and movement to great food and drink habits to supplements to her favourite beauty products, Madeleine's approach to life is a real inspiration. She also has some great words of wisdom regarding taking care of our mental wellbeing as well as physical.So if you're feeling a bit fed up at the moment and you need some down to earth and totally achievable ideas to get you out of your funk, I have a feeling that this episode is going to really help you.Madeleine also has a podcast which is brimming with great expert advice particularly for mums. Here's the link: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/get-your-glow-back/id1450163491
19/01/2142m 31s

Getting To Know Funmi Fetto

In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting to a true industry icon. Funmi Fetto is a Contributing Editor at British Vogue, The Beauty Director at The Observer Magazine and the author of the fabulous book Palette.During the episode Funmi shares her career story, the details of her complicated relationship with the beauty industry and why a lack of inclusivity in certain beauty brands can be described in no other way but racist. We also celebrate what we love about beauty and the industry and Funmi shares some great product recommendations too.Funmi is a strong, talented woman and I loved getting to know her. I also thoroughly recommend her own beauty podcast which is called The On Reflection Beauty Podcast and can be found here: https://orbpodcast.com/.
16/01/2153m 47s

Mona Kattan: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits, entrepreneur Mona Kattan joins me from her Dubai home for a good old chin-wag about the important role that fragrance plays in her life, how she has handled pandemic life and the wellbeing tips that help her feel balanced and happy. Mona is the fragrance guru at Huda Beauty (which she co-founded and where she is Global President) and her long-held passion and knowledge of all things scent led her to launch luxury fragrance brand Kayali with sister Huda in 2018.Mona talks about the power of fragrance to change the way we feel, how she wears her own fragrances and the importance of having the confidence to layer scents.I loved interviewing Mona and really enjoyed her honesty and openness. She has also inpired me to play around with my fragrances a lot more.
12/01/2132m 18s

OSB X LA Pacific: Tooth Whitening The Healthy Way

In this episode in partnership with toothpaste brand LA Pacific I get to meet a woman who is making it her mission to revolutionise the toothcare industry. Entrepreneur and all round superwoman Hannah Moore found out the hard way how bad tooth whitening kits and products can be. After using them in her teens she was left with sensitive teeth and compromised enamel.Years later and after an illness that led her to completely re-evaluate her health, she joined forces with a dental scientist and they created LA Pacific, an incredible toothpaste range that uses natural enzymes to whiten teeth and is not only great if your teeth are sensitive, but is really good for general oral health.During the episode we chat about Hannah's "aha" moment, why she is so passionate about the health of our teeth and a bit about the science behind her brand. After that, two of the Outspoken Panellists, Michelle and Kirsty, give their honest views on the toothpaste and what it is doing for their teeth.I loved getting to know Hannah and her brand. She is an example of a truly passionate and authentic small business owner who is making a change in a huge and somewhat overwhelming industry.
11/01/2129m 4s

Dr Sam Bunting: Rock Your Body!

So happy to have Dr Sam Bunting back on the podcast. This time we're taking the focus off our faces and onto our bodies. Sam has loads of tips for body skin health and the simple steps we can take to keep our skin barriers healthy, happy and hydrated.From the type of products we should be using in the shower to Sam's own shower ritual (which cracks me up), to the very best moisturisers (including Sam's own Flawless Body Therapy which is incredible), Sam has some fantastic tips and hints for us.I also chat through my favourite perfume of the moment and my absolute favourite hand cream.This is a lovely episode with one of my favourite guests. Enjoy! xx
09/01/2129m 28s

Katie Brindle: A Different Approach To Wellbeing

As I write this we're back in lockdown and I thought that the perfect guest to uplift us and offer a bit of guidance would be Katie Brindle.Katie's last episode about the benefits of the Chinese approach to medicine and Gua Sha was incredibly popular and in this episode she delves further into small steps that we can take to really improve our wellbeing and energy at a time when we definitely need it.Join Katie as she talks about the power of laughter, her daily wellness routine and why the secrets to living a healthy life don't need to be as taxing as you'd think.If you fancy joining Katy for her daily Chi-Gong Class, make sure you give her a follow on Instagram @katie_brindle.
05/01/2135m 2s

New Year Happiness with Francesca Geens

Happy New Year Outspoken Beauties. In this the first episode of the year, I'm joined by the brilliant Francesca Geens who is here to teach us how to increase our levels of happiness in simple and attainable ways. Francesca, who is the creator of The Happy Self Journal, has studied the science of happiness extensively. You'll be surprised by how simple and doable her tips are and how little changes can make a big difference in our lives.So let's forget the fad diets that we'll give up in two weeks and make it our New Year's resolution to work on our happiness. :0)
02/01/2129m 21s

Christmas Cheer With Cher Webb

She's back! Yayyyy! In this episode the gorgeous Cher Webb joins me for a Christmas special. Amongst the chat about Santa, Elves, Quality Street and cute puppies, there are also beauty recommendations galore from Cher, who goes through some of her top products from the past year.I hope this episode brings a bit of Christmas joy and that you enjoy our festive ramblings xx
19/12/2049m 21s

Kimberly Wyatt At Christmas

In this episode I have a festive catch up with Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. Having interviewed Kimberly 8 years ago it was lovely to see much how things have changed for her. Kimberly is now a mother of 3 and was about to do a Pussycat Dolls Tour when Covid arrived.We talk about what Kimberly has been up to during this crazy year, how she's planning on making this Christmas really special for her family and why sustainability is so important to her. Kimberly also talks through what she does for her wellbeing and why dancing is brilliant for everyone!It was lovely to have a Christmassy chat with Kimberly. Enjoy it xxx
15/12/2022m 11s

My Top Products of 2020 and Getting To Know La Montana Candles

In this episode I look back at the products and brands that have really stood out to me this year and tell you why. I've got a great mixture of skincare, makeup, body products and there's even some intimate health brands in there too. There have been many more things that I've absolutely loved and I'm sure I've forgotten loads but these are the ones that I use time and time again and that I think are worth every penny.In the list is my favourite candle brand, La Montana. I interview Cassandra who is their co-founder to hear the beautiful story behind the brand and then get #TheOutspokenPanel involved who have been trialling the La Montana fragrances and who give their honest unfiltered reviews.Cassandra and Jonathan are very kindly giving us 20% off all La Montana products until 18th December (2020). Just go to lamontana.co.uk and use code outspoken.
14/12/2029m 28s

The Outspoken Vulva x Nessa Organics: Making Your Vagina Victorious

In this episode I get to know the wonderful Fiona Toomey who is the founder of Nessa Organics who are the makers of my beloved Vagina Victory Oil.After talking about why Fiona launched Nessa, we have a really great chat about everything from pregnancy to menopause to intimate health to whether we should make our husbands get the snip or not!! (There is lots of laughter)Fiona is a wonderfully open and warm person and no conversation is off limits with her. I am passionate about her brand, the love that has gone into it and the positive messages that she spreads.If you fancy exploring Fiona's brand (I recommend the nipple balm, scar ointment and victory oil), then just head to nessaorganics.com and use code outspokenbeautynicola for 15% off.Enjoy :0)
12/12/2041m 24s

The Indie Beauty Christmas Gift Guide

In this episode in partnership with my partners in crime Curate Beauty, founder Sam and I get together to do the ultimate small, independent beauty brand Christmas gift countdown. (Try saying that with a mouthful of mince pie). I’ve chatted to so many people who have said that they want to support small businesses this year and each and every one of the brands mentioned is truly as special as it is small.As promised, I’m adding all the promo codes here in the notes so that if you are tempted, you can also get a bit of money off.For 15% off the Curate beauty X Urban Retreat store use code OUTSPOKEN15 https://www.urbanretreat.co.uk/curate/exclusive-to-urban-retreatOTOSelection of OTO products available at Urban Retreat, which can be bought at a 15% discount with OUTSPOKEN15 discount code. MONPURESet and individual products available at Urban Retreat which can be bought at a 15% discount with OUTSPOKEN15 discount code. SOFIA LATIF 15% discount code available on sofialatif.com only.Code: OUTSPOKEN15 - Valid on everything on their website until 31st DecemberSKIN SAPIENS All Skin Sapiens products are also available at Urban Retreat, which can be bought at a 15% discount with OUTSPOKEN15 discount code.VIRGINIA STONEhttps://virginiastone.com/£50.00 off all orders with code VSXCURATE SAINT FRAGRANCELate Night Fig Candle, £40 https://www.saintfragrance.com/shop3 for 2 discount - Buy 3 full price candles and receive one of the candles for free. Code: OUTSPOKEN3FOR2 - Valid until 31st December BY JOY ADENUGAwww.byjoyadenuga.comDiscount 25% off valid until 23rd DecemberCode: Outspoken FYG Wellbeing Pod, £75.00https://fyghome.com/product/fyg-wellbeing-pod/20% discount valid until 23rd December Code: curatebeauty20 NailKind All nail polishes, £9.50 https://www.urbanretreat.co.uk/curate/shop-by-brand/nailkindAll NailKind products are also available at Urban Retreat, which can be bought at a 15% discount with OUTSPOKEN15 discount code.The Hair Oil https://thehairoil.co.uk/ £23.50 (reduced from £55.00) Five Dot BotanicsGift Wrapped Serum Set https://www.urbanretreat.co.uk/curate/p/five-dot-botanics-gift-wrapped-serum-set£56.00All Five Dot Botanics individual products and gift sets are available at Urban Retreat, which can be bought at a 15% discount with OUTSPOKEN15 discount code.
08/12/2039m 43s

The Outspoken Ep 11: The Floral Street Experience

In this special episode in partnership with Floral Street Fragrances, I get to know brilliant founder Michelle Feeney. Michelle tells me her incredible story and how she went from holding some of the top jobs in the beauty industry to setting up on her own to create a sustainable fragrance brand that would be luxurious but affordable. Michelle is definitely one of those women who shows you that anything is possible at any age.After getting to know Michelle I welcome members of The Outspoken Panel to give their honest reviews of the recently launched Floral Street Scent School experience and the fragrances themselves. (My favs are Black Lotus, Chypre Sublime, Ylang Ylang Espresso and Arizona Bloom)If you fancy experiencing/gifting the Scent School or one of the fragrances then use code OB1020 for 10% off at https://floralstreet.com/
07/12/2034m 35s

Azzi Glasser: The Perfume Designer

In this episode I get to know one of Britain's top perfumers, the gorgeous Azzi Glasser.Azzi is the woman behind so many of the scents that you know and love including the Bella Freud collection and the award winning Agent Provocateur perfume. She is also renowned for making personalised scents and has created bespoke fragrances for Jude Law, Kylie Minogue, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter to name but a few.During the episode Azzi talks about fragrance and what it means to her and gives great advice about how we should go about picking our own scents. She also introduces me to her own perfume collection, The Perfumer's Story, where she makes scents to match different characteristics and believes that with the right perfume we can be whoever we want to be.
05/12/2026m 21s

Bryony Blake: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by little ray of sunshine/makeup artist extraordinaire/ This Morning beauty buff Bryony Blake.Bryony talks about her unconventional (but totally amazing) education, her love of people, her personal approach to makeup artistry and of course the products and rituals that mean the most to her. She also talks about the things that make her feel good.Bryony is an energetic, warm and bloody talented makeup artist and I loved every minute of getting to know her!
01/12/2048m 38s

The Outspoken Panel Review: Curate Beauty

I am SO excited to publish my first episode featuring the voices of the Outspoken Panel for this special episode in partnership with the amazing Curate Beauty.The panellists have been busy trying luscious body and face oils from a brand called Booming Bob and a multi functional beauty balm from Ouli's Ointment and during the episode they give their honest views on how the products perform. During the episode I also review and chat about my experience of Organicup and a blemish product from a fascinating brand called Lue.All of these brands are small, independent and truly brilliant and have been introduced to me by Sam and Margot from Curate Beauty. This is your chance to get to know them and hopefully make some really meaningful additions to your beauty and wellbeing collection.During the podcast you'll also be given some promo codes just in case you're tempted. I'll write them here with links also:For 25% off Ouli's Ointment use code OUTSPOKEN here: https://oulis-ointment.com/For 20% off Booming Bob products use code outspoken20 here: https://boomingbob.co.uk/ (valid until the end of Jan 2021)For £10 off your first order of Lue products use code OUTSPOKEN
30/11/2034m 33s

Dr David Jack: The Lowdown on Collagen

In this episode I chat to the brilliant aesthetican Dr David Jack who specialises in and has an exrensive knowledge of skin health and pro-ageing. He gives some brilliant tips including a total demystification of collagen, what we can do to improve our own levels and whether collagen supplements can help our skin or not.Later I catch up with founder of Merumaya, the lovely Maleka Dattu. Maleka tells me about how she is hoping to raise loads of money for Beauty Banks and Beauty Backed and how we can get involved from 1st December. If you'd like to join the podcast community then follow this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/419953838690477 to our brilliant, private Facebook Page for all things beauty and much more xx
28/11/2032m 1s

Mica Paris: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know the brilliant singer, actress and presenter Mica Paris. Mica and I chat about how she embraced her health and wellbeing aged 48 and never looked back. She discusses her exercise routine, the home made concoction that she's been drinking for years and that she swears keeps her healthy and she also shares her skincare routine and the makeup that makes her feel fabulous.Mica also chats about her beautiful new album Gospel which sees her going back go her musical roots and we get to hear some of her amazing song Mamma Said.I loved Mica's energy, positivity and hints and tips and can't wait for you to get to know her.
24/11/2034m 17s

Dr Karina Patel: Let's Improve Our Sleep

If sleep is a bit of a struggle at the moment then Dr Karina Patel is just the person to give you lots of the tools you need to improve the situation. Karina is the lead clinician of the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of London which forms part of the London Sleep Centre and in this really enlightening episode she tells me her tips and tricks for getting good quality sleep.From nasal breathing to what we should be doing in the hours leading up to bedtime to diet to whether we should read before we sleep, Karina has lots to teach us and I hope you find her advice as helpful as I have._____________________If you'd like to join the Outspoken Trialling Panel and trial products for free in return for honest reviews, DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola and I'll send you a form. Another great way of joining the Outspoken Beauty Community is via our private Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/419953838690477
21/11/2033m 46s

Lynn Ruth Miller: My Beauty Habits

In this week's episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by the total inspiration that is Lynn Ruth Miller. 87 year old Lynn Ruth is an award winning comedian, burlesque dancer and author who not only has embraced her journey into older age but has made it her mission to grab every opportunity that she's been given or created.During this uplifting episode she talks about her life, her beauty influences and how even at 87, you can still put on some makeup, wear a fabulous dress and go after the man of your dreams.This episode is one of my favourites and I just know that it will make you smile during these crazy times.If you fancy reading Lynn's brilliant book, Getting The Last Laugh: The Inspirational True Story of The World's Oldest Comedienne (which I wholeheartedly recommend) then here's the link for you: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-Last-Laugh-Inspirational-Performing/dp/1527262677/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
17/11/2042m 51s

The Outspoken Ep 10: Let's Talk About Bladder Weakness

The Outspoken Podcast is YOUR podcast and is the place where you can voice your opinions, thoughts and get your voice heard. I choose the topics based on what you tell me you'd like to hear and this week, due to popular demand we're talking about bladder weakess.During the episode I hear from Ferne McCann who is on a mission to open the bladder weakness conversation and show us how many of us suffer from it. She talks openly about her own bladder issues and how she is dealing with them.Then I hear from Annie who has suffered with bladder weakness all her life and recently had surgery to help. She voices the embarrassment she used to feel and how she hid it from even her family.If there's one thing I have taken from this episode it's how many of us suffer from this and that we should never be ashamed to open up and also seek help. It's so normal!-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you'd like to be a part the conversation make sure you join me on Instagram @OutspokenBeautyNicola and our private Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419953838690477/Also why not become a part of #TheOutspokenPanel and trial products for free in exchange for honest no-holes barred reviews. DM me or email nicola@outspokenbeauty.co.uk.
16/11/2018m 11s

The Outspoken Vulva: Vulva 101 With Dr Frankie Jackson-Spence and Femfresh

* This episode is in partnership with Femfresh*I recently had a catch up with the team at Femfresh that made me very happy indeed. They are a huge brand that many women turn to and they're now putting a major focus on busting the taboos around feminine intimate health which by the very nature of their reach, will influence so many of us in a really positive way. As well as formulating products that are the right PH for our vulvas (4.5) Femfresh are making it their responsibility to educate us, empower us and get us talking openly about things that we are often too embarrassed or ashamed to even address with our best friends.In this episode I'm joined by the brilliant, straight-talking NHS Doctor Dr Frankie Jackson Spence who is also an ambassador for Femfresh. Frankie answers every question you can imagine about our vulvas from the way they look to when to get them checked to how they should smell. She also gives us her view on washing them and how if we choose to use a product we need to use one that respects the area.I learnt so much from Dr Frankie and know that you will too and I hope that you leave this episode feeling confident, empowered and far more knowledgable about your own intimate health.
14/11/2040m 12s

Felicity Hayward: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by one of the UK's first ever plus size models, the fabulous Felicity Hayward.Felicity and I talk about her career, the body positivity message that she has been leading for years and how we can truly love ourselves. We then talk about the beauty products that mean the most to her and her obsession with crystals (I think she has me hooked now as well).If you want to join the Outspoken Panel and try products for free in return for honest reviews then please DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola. Everyone's skin is different and we all deserve to be represented by the beauty industry so please get in touch whatever your age, ethnicity or skin type.
10/11/2043m 59s

Amelia Freer: No Nonsense Nutrition

In this episode of Outspoken Beauty I'm joined by the one of the UK's top Nutritional Therapists, the lovely Amelia Freer.What I love about Amelia (who is the author of the excellent book Simply Good For You) is that she doesn't give hard to follow, fad driven advice but is just really sensible and encourages a balanced approach to eating that is realistic and helpful for someone like me who is never going to stick to eating nut cheese and slurping on celery juice. (I do not judge you if this is you, but I have the self control of a guinea pig....I have learnt that guinea pigs are totally led by their stomachs since getting two pet ones!)Anyway, this episode is a great reminder that healthy eating can be easy and more attainable than most of us might believe. Enjoy :0)
07/11/2038m 23s

Mimi Missfit: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I get to know presenter and blogger Mimi Missfit. Mimi is the host of a BBC series called Mimi on A Mission where she explores everything from sex to relationships to tech overload. I love her sense of humour and her willingness to chat openly about everything (she's a true Outspoken Beauty).After a catch up about how she got her job (it's a great story) and her new series, we get down to the nitty gritty of her favourite beauty products and habits.Mimi is fun, fabulous and full of personality...just the tonic in these strange times xx
03/11/2030m 14s

#TheOutspoken Ep 9: Some Light Relief With Esther Coren

With another lockdown around the corner lots of you have been in touch to say you need cheering up so I got in touch with Esther Coren as she always makes me laugh and somehow makes things feel a bit better.Don't ask me exactly what we talked about but I know that it made my husband giggle while he edited it and that we definitely cover books, quiet time, being "more cat"and other ways to keep as happy as possible in our crazy world.Enjoy Outspokenbeauties xx
02/11/2027m 10s

Skin Tips With Dr Emma Craythorne

With the news that the UK is going into another lockdown I start this episode by telling you about "The 16 Week Plan" that my husband and I have invented to help get us through the Winter. (It's not as amazing as it sounds but it may help a little).Then I welcome this episode's guest, dermatologist and star of docu-series The Bad Skin Clinic, Dr Emma Craythorne.Dr Emma and I chat about her show and then get onto my favourite topic...skin. Emma shares her beliefs about how we can achieve the healthiest skin and tells me all about the products she swears by.You can watch The Bad Skin Clinic on Quest Red and dPlay.
31/10/2033m 33s

Sarah Creal - CEO of Victoria Beckham Beauty: My Beauty Habits

In this episode of My Beauty Habits I'm joined by Sarah Creal. Sarah is behind the launches of some of the most well known and respected beauty brands in the world and when she met Victoria Beckham during her partnership with Estee Lauder, the two of them hit it off so much that they decided to partner up and create Victoria Beckham Beauty.During the episode Sarah chats about her relationship with Victoria, what the two of them are trying to achieve with their brand, how lockdown is treating her and we chat of course about the beauty products that she adores including a niche perfume brand that she has fallen in love with.If you'd like to join the private Facebook Group click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/419953838690477/ and to become a member of The Outspoken Panel and try beauty products for free in return for honest feedback DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola xx
27/10/2035m 54s

The Outspoken Vulva: Sexual Empowerment with Dominatrix Morrigan Hel

Welcome to The Outspoken Vulva. I like to think of this new series as a Women Only Members Club where anything goes and no conversation is off limits. In coming episodes we'll be talking about everything from orgasms to hormones to pregnancy but in this, Episode One, we're exploring female sexual empowerment with Dominatrix, sex expert and entrepreneur spectaculaire, Morrigan Hel.Morrigan and I talk about the importance of getting to know our bodies and what turns us on, how to demand pleasure in the bedroom and why we all deserve to have our sexual needs met. Morrigan also gives us into an insight into why some people choose to spend time with a Dominatrix and how her own career took shape.If there is anything you want to ask after the episode please feel free to DM me on Insta @OutspokenBeautyNicola. Morrigan can be found via the following links:https://morriganhel.comInsta: @Morriganhelhttps://murdermile.comxx
24/10/2028m 12s

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
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