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39 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
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.
13 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
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
43 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
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.
44 minutes | Jan 8, 2022
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/
10 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
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.
51 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
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!
8 minutes | Jan 1, 2022
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.
5 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
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
5 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
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
5 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
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
10 minutes | Dec 25, 2021
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
8 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
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.
37 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
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)
33 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
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.
6 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
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
49 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
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.
13 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
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.
53 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
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.
5 minutes | Dec 11, 2021
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.
6 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
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.
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