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Toff: Showing my true face

Georgia Toffolo aka Toff radiates happiness and positivity. She is a little ray of sunshine. However, beneath her positive outlook, she has been haunted for years by chronic acne which has made her feel so ashamed and insecure that at one point it even affected her relationship with her parents. Recently she made an incredibly brave decision and after years of artfully hiding it under makeup, she bared part of her face for the nation to see on national TV and then went totally bare faced on...


Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup: Red Lipstick

The Outspoken Beauty Ultimate Guide to Makeup is a mid-week bitesize treat, guiding you in every aspect of applying makeup and the very best products to use for your skin type. Renowned makeup artist Cher Webb joins Nicola for this brand new series and this week they discuss everyhthing you could ever need to know about red lipstick. From application to the best colour for your skin tone and type to the very best red lippies on the market, this is your one stop shop for getting to grips with...


Alison Young: The Beauty Expert of Beauty Experts

They call her The Queen of Beauty and she's shared her unrivalled expertise with millions of women. Nicola's guest this week is QVC's number one beauty expert, Alison Young. In this episode Alison shares her knowledge and opinions on the the beauty industry, botox and products. She is a firm believer that you can achieve fantastic skin with the right skincare regime and her advice is excellent. Nicola is also joined by the fabulous Lorna Radford with some more science based skincare advice...


Meg Matthews: From Party Animal to Menopause Warrior

When you hear the name Meg Matthews you often think of her marriage to Noel Gallagher, the Primrose Hill Set and her life as the ultimate party animal. Well in recent years things have changed. Meg was hit by the menopause in such a dramatic way that she didn't leave the house for three months. Her symptoms were overpowering and confusing and her GP didn't offer her the guidance that she needed. Now Meg is on a mission to tell her story, help educate other women and make the menopause...


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

In this episode Nicola is joined by Lily Pebbles and The Anna Edit to talk about how to pick and choose the very best beauty products and let go of the rest. You've heard about a Capsule Wardrobe, but how do you get a Capsule Beauty Collection? Anna and Lily give advice about letting go of what you no longer need and also a list of the beauty products that have made their own personal edits. They also talk about true friendship, being honest with their followers and changing your beauty...


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

You've probably heard of Cult Beauty but you may not have heard of its co- founder Alexia Inge. In this episode, Nicola talks to a woman whose passion for beauty and knowledge of the industry is arguably second to none. Alexia talks about empowering women in the industry, the importance of honesty and integrity, supporting and loving Indie Brands and her favourite cult products. One of the industry's youngest and most successful cosmetic scientists, Lorna Radford is back to demystify...


Freya Ridings: Lost without beauty

Freya Ridings is being hailed as the next Adele and for good reason. Her chart-topping single "Lost Without You" has won over hearts all around the world. She writes and sings from the heart and her music feels incredibly authentic. Freya is also a real beauty buff and whilst on tour she travels the world trying all the latest weird and wonderful products. In this episode of Outspoken Beauty, Freya shares beauty recommendations and tips and talks candidly about how beauty and music changed...


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

Friends and colleagues for over 10 years, Lisa Potter Dixon (Head Makeup Artist at Benefit Cosmetics) and Sophie Beresiner (Beauty Director at Elle Magazine) recently joined forces to create #BackChatBeauty. A few times a week they get together on Instagram and give loads of brilliant beauty tips, banter and a lot of back chat (to each other). In this #BackChatBeauty / Outspoken Beauty Special, Lisa and Sophie join Nicola to give some really invaluable beauty advice and recommendations. It's...


Esther Coren: Britney Spears, big spots and feminist husbands

Esther Coren is a journalist, mini media mogul and wife to Giles Coren. She's also hilarious. In this episode Esther bares all as she tells us the story of her life in beauty. Get ready for a journey starting in the 90's when everyone wanted to look like Britney to meeting Giles (who thoroughly embraced her acne) and facing wobbly necks and wrinkles as she approaches 40. You're going to love it. Later in the episode our in house Cosmetic Scientist Lorna Radford demystifies Glycolic acid and...


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

Season 2 is finally here and it starts with a bang. She was a member of The Saturdays and is now one of the UK’s best known presenters, authors and enterpeneurs. Rochelle Humes joins us to chat about changing her hair for the sake of her daughter, struggling to find makeup to match her skin colour, getting the glow and 90’s makeup fails. We’re also joined by one of the UK’s best cosmetic scientists helping to demystify Retinol and Nicola discovers a political, feminist and empowering perfume...


Facials: Sarah Chapman

Whether you’re a facial addict or are tempted to try one for the first time, this is the episode for you. Joining Nicola and Rachel for this episode is Sarah Chapman -one of the world’s leading skincare authorities. She has a host of high profile clients ranging from Meghan Markle to Victoria Beckham, so it's no surprise her hands are insured for £1,000,000! In this episode she gives us the lowdown on facials and as she is a fountain of knowledge and her advice is incredible, we also get her...


Travel: Trinny Woodall

Prepare to get up close and personal with one of the biggest personalities in beauty. In this episode, Trinny Woodall joins Nicola and Rachel to talk about Beauty On The Go. Trinny and the girls discuss long haul flights, doing your face during on the daily commute and the beauty essentials that Trinny would take with her if she was to backpack across the globe! An episode jam packed with tips, tricks and lots of giggles. You’re going to love it! Remember you can follow Outspoken Beauty on...


Puberty: Emma Guns

In this episode Nicola and Rachel explore how changes to their appearance in puberty have affected them into adulthood. Special guest on this episode is former beauty editor and host of The Emma Guns Show, Emma Gunavardhana. Emma talks incredibly honestly and openly about how developing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome during puberty has led to an adulthood filled with insecurity, self-doubt and bouts of depression. Nicola and Rachel review some wonder products that they wish had been available...


Motherhood: Lisa Smosarski & Hannah Michalak

In this episode Nicola and Rachel talk all about Motherhood and the many ways that it can change our lifestyle, beauty habits and identity. They're joined by cheese lover, feminist and Mum of 3, Editor in Chief of Stylist Magazine - Lisa Smosarski, and YouTuber, blogger and entrepreneur - Hannah Michalak. Together they talk about how having children has affected their lives both personally and professionally, how their bodies have changed and the ways that through have maintained a sense of...


Social Media: PixiWoo

This episode is all about the relationship between social media and beauty. Over a recent number of years many beauty brands have launched via social media, their results being unexpectedly brilliant, with some brands practically becoming overnight success stories. As Pixiwoo are one of the biggest social media/beauty success stories in the world, it was only right that one half of the amazing duo - Sam Chapman join us to chat all things Social Media, from her and sister's personal journey...


Ageing: Caroline Neville & Dr Maryam Zamani

This episode is all about ageing and the beauty industry's attitude towards the older woman. Nicola & Rachel are joined by one of the UK's most influential women in beauty, the CEO of the CEW, Caroline Neville. She has been at the forefront of beauty for over a decade & at the age of 75 opens up about what beauty means to her & how the industry should be celebrating the older woman. The girls also speak to the Dr all the biggest names go to for their Botox fix -Dr Maryam Zamani. She tells us...


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

In this episode Nicola and Rachel try to tackle the topic Mental Health and explore how beauty can play an interesting role when it comes to our mental state. They'll be discussing this with three incredible women. The first is positive body image and Mental Health Campaigner Natasha Devon MBE, who discusses how her daily makeup routine has helped her to overcome her anxiety. Also joining Nicola and Rachel is actress and radio presenter Tina Hobley, who talks about the negative role that...


Vaginas: Caroline Hirons

Get ready for our most outspoken episode yet! In this episode we're joined by the queen of all beauty knowledge and self confessed gobby lady, Caroline Hirons for a chat in front of a live audience, all in association with The Eve Appeal! Together we cover everything from ingrowing hairs and brazilian waxes to our opinions on our own vaginas. All before getting a little serious to chat about vaginal health and our own personal experiences. The chat was in aid of the incredible charity, The...


Brows: Lisa Potter-Dixon

I don't always browse the internet, but when I do... EYE-BROWS! As the world is going eyebrow MAD, it was only right that we did an episode all about them! In this episode Nicola and Rachel are joined by one of the biggest personalities in the beauty industry - Lisa Potter-Dixon. She’s a Benefits Icon, an author, social media star and a dolphin impersonator. All together they chat about everything from Microblading to brow mapping to the next big brow trends. If you liked this episode, be...


Au Naturel: The Anna Edit

Can you go makeup free and still feel confident? Well in this episode, Nicola and Rachel explore having the confidence to go Au Naturel and how to achieve a makeup free glow with great skincare products. Joined by amazing Blogger and Youtube star Anna, from The Anna Edit, they talk all about the benefits of going makeup free and how to feel comfortable in your own face. She shares tips and advice for achieving fabulous, flawless skin and tells us about her journey from makeup junkie to being...