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Outspoken Beauty is the UK's most honest, straight talking beauty podcast featuring interviews with an array of celebrities, editors and influencers in the beauty industry. Hosted by beauty journalist and broadcaster Nicola Bonn and beauty novice Rachel Jones. Expect fierce debate, candidness and the very best product recommendations.

Latest Episodes

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

38 min19 h ago
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Tova Leigh: F*cked At 40

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.

38 min4 d ago
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SJ Thomson: My Beauty Habits

#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

25 min6 d ago
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#TheOutspoken Ep 6: Why Don't We Like Our Bodies?

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

40 min1 w ago
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Outspoken Beauty X Dermalogica: Keeping You Safe

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

26 min1 w ago
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Cat Deeley: My Beauty Habits

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 w...

44 min2 w ago
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Outspoken Beauty X Curate Beauty: Oio Labs and 7 Over 7

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.

49 min2 w ago
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Sonia Haria : My Beauty Habits

#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.

25 min2 w ago
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#The Outspoken Ep 5: Taking Control of Our Careers

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.

39 min3 w ago
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Deodoc X Outspoken Beauty: Let's Talk Vulvas and Vaginas

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

41 min3 w ago
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Carrie Hope Fletcher: My Beauty Habits

Latest Episodes

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

38 min19 h ago
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Tova Leigh: F*cked At 40

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.

38 min4 d ago
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SJ Thomson: My Beauty Habits

#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

25 min6 d ago
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#TheOutspoken Ep 6: Why Don't We Like Our Bodies?

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

40 min1 w ago
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Outspoken Beauty X Dermalogica: Keeping You Safe

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

26 min1 w ago
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Cat Deeley: My Beauty Habits

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 w...

44 min2 w ago
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Outspoken Beauty X Curate Beauty: Oio Labs and 7 Over 7

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.

49 min2 w ago
Comments
Sonia Haria : My Beauty Habits

#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.

25 min2 w ago
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#The Outspoken Ep 5: Taking Control of Our Careers

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.

39 min3 w ago
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Deodoc X Outspoken Beauty: Let's Talk Vulvas and Vaginas

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

41 min3 w ago
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Carrie Hope Fletcher: My Beauty Habits
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