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Beauty Island tells stories of memories sparked by beauty products. Host Brittany Stewart gets inside the minds (and beauty cabinets) of well-known figures inside and outside the beauty industry.

Each episode, guests will be asked to share the eight beauty products that have a special meaning to them. Maybe it's the lipstick their mum used to apply on a night out, the first beauty product they ever bought themselves, or the perfume that instantly brings back memories of a special occasion. We'll discover more about their career, relationships, family, challenges and everything in between, bookmarked by the beauty products that have helped shape their lives.

It's a celebration of life - and lipstick.

Beauty Island Brittany Stewart

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Beauty Island tells stories of memories sparked by beauty products. Host Brittany Stewart gets inside the minds (and beauty cabinets) of well-known figures inside and outside the beauty industry.

Each episode, guests will be asked to share the eight beauty products that have a special meaning to them. Maybe it's the lipstick their mum used to apply on a night out, the first beauty product they ever bought themselves, or the perfume that instantly brings back memories of a special occasion. We'll discover more about their career, relationships, family, challenges and everything in between, bookmarked by the beauty products that have helped shape their lives.

It's a celebration of life - and lipstick.

    That's it for Season 3 + my new Christmas podcast, A Christmas Binge

    That's it for Season 3 + my new Christmas podcast, A Christmas Binge

    A little different message from me today, to say it is that time; yes, Beauty Island season three has finished!

    I hope you enjoyed the season, with incredible guests from London to Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne in between. But, do not fear - because I have another podcast to tide you over until Beauty Island returns in 2020. And if you love Christmas, then you will love... A Christmas Binge. (And yes, the first episode is out today!)

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify now.

    Thank you so much for your support of Beauty Island this season and beyond. Until next year, bye bye!

    Follow host Brittany Stewart:
    Instagram: @brittanybeautybts @beautyislandpodcast @achristmasbinge
    Email: beautyislandpodcast@gmail.com
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    Sound effects obtained from Zapsplat
    Music: Dexter Britain
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    Deck the halls and jingle your... bells because this podcast is about to get real festive

    Welcome to A Christmas Binge, your new favourite Christmas listening tradition.

    Last year, as a podcast fanatic, I desperately wanted to find something festive to add to my podcast rotation in December to get me in the mood. (Because playing Michale Buble's Christmas album on repeat during the day just wasn't enough). I couldn't find anything, so this year I made the decision to make it myself. Christmas goodwill or purely selfish, you decide.

    A Christmas Binge is all about celebrating the spirit of the season by chatting to interesting people to find out how they celebrate. Each episode, I'll sit down with someone and ask them about their Christmas Binges - the show or film they watch religiously to get them in the festive mood, their other Christmas Binge in terms of what goes on the dinner table come Christmas Day and they eat, and of course, their unique Christmas traditions.

    Episodes will drop each week in the lead up to Christmas to get you in the mood. We'll talk Christmas films and TV specials, the foods we love and love to hate, memories of Christmas past and nosey in on their sometimes wonderful and often wacky Christmas traditions.

    Whether you're obsessed with Christmas as me, or you couldn't care less, I hope you'll join me and my guests as we reminisce and discuss and maybe get into a slightly heated argument about the best Christmas film of all time - (yes, the right answer is The Holiday).

    A Christmas Binge, your new favourite podcast this December, out now. Search "A Christmas Binge" on Spotify or Apple Podcasts and follow the Christmas meme instagram account @achristmasbinge.

    • 4 min
    Kirsten Carriol - Founder and CEO, Lanolips

    Kirsten Carriol - Founder and CEO, Lanolips

    What does it really take to be successful in business? And what's the grown-up musky perfume this beauty expert wants her kids to remember her by?

    Hello and welcome back to Beauty Island, the beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick.

    I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart.

    Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.

    Maybe it's the beauty product that defined their teens, the one they grew up watching their mum or grandma use, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.

    Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.

    If you've listened since the beginning or to a few episodes of Beauty Island, you'll have noticed that certain products get mentioned multiple times by different people. And there's one product that has been selected the most as people's desert island essential; Lanolips. A lanolin-based multipurpose ointment from a South Australian brand that can be used for just about anything you can think of.

    So it is my absolute pleasure to have founder of Lano, Kirsten Carriol, as this week's beauty Island guest. I was hoping to sit down in Sydney with Kirsten in person but being in Melbourne makes it a little difficult and I really wanted to bring you this chat as soon as possible so I was very lucky to get her early one morning over the phone - and I have to say this is possibly one of my favourite interviews I've done this year. I've listened to it a few times now during the editing process and each time I hear a new nugget of gold; so I hope you feel the same.

    Before she became the founder and CEO of an internally beloved beauty brand stocked by pretty much by the biggest beauty retailers around the world including Mecca, Priceline, Sephora and Net-A-Porter, Kirsten worked in beauty PR, launching the likes of Laura Mercier and St Tropez into Australia.

    That foundation, plus grandparents who were farmers and parents who are scientists in hindsight seems like the perfect formula for what she would go on to do; Turning the uncool ingredient of Lano into a highly successful beauty business.

    We talked about the risk of keeping a product so simple yet effective, the foundation and concealer combo she swears by to hide dark circles, the moment she discovered the grown up version of her musky teenage The Body Shop scent, and what she thinks of the likes of Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Chelsea Handler loving her products

    Playful chat about beauty but also was very candid about the relentless pace of running a successful business and the truth about that elusive work/life/balance. We spoke about the underrated value of kindness in business which was something that was shining from Kirsten even over the phone. So generous with her time and wisdom. I hope you enjoy our chat.

    As always, If you enjoy listening to Beauty island, please subscribe, and rate and review on Apple Podcasts. If you're on instagram, take a screenshot and share it on your stories so I can see where you're listening from - just tag me at @beautyislandpodcast.

    Now, over to Kirsten. Enjoy.

    Follow Kirsten
    @kirsten.carriol @lanolips
    Shop Lanolips

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    Email: beautyislandpodcast@gmail.com
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    It's (Almost!) CHRISTMAAAAS: Subscribe to A Christmas Binge podcast or follow @achristmasbinge

    Please note - all beauty products mentioned in this episode are honest recommendations, with no sponsored or advertised mentions.

    Products Kirsten spoke about:
    Poppy K

    • 52 min
    Alexis Teasdale - Former Beauty Director of Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Bride and Founder, The Festive Co

    Alexis Teasdale - Former Beauty Director of Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Bride and Founder, The Festive Co

    What's it like to go into labour while getting your eyelash extensions done? Why should you splurge on exxy serums but skip the cleansers? And what's the dry shampoo this beauty editor swears by? Well, listen on...

    Hello and welcome back to Beauty Island, the beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick.

    I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart.

    Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.

    Maybe it's the beauty product that defined their teens, the one they grew up watching their mum or grandma use, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.

    Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.

    Today's my guest is Alexis Teasdale, former Beauty Director of Cosmopolitan, Editor of Cosmo Bride and founder of The Festive Co, a styling service, party and all-round bonanza source of inspiration. This intro has actually taken me far longer than I should have because I got lost down the rabbit-hole of events they've done. May I recommend you start with Lex's own wedding.

    This episode was special because if you've listened to Beauty Island before, you might have heard her name already, mentioned by previous guest Amy Starr as they are former colleagues and best friends. It was really a demonstration of connection and proof that you should be nice to everyone you cross paths with, as we also link back to other former BI guests including Sarah Tarca and Lisa Patulny. So if you are wanting to listen to more episodes after this one, I highly recommend those.

    Anyway, we talk about how a book-obsessed girl from Adelaide landed at some of Australia's most iconic mags including Dolly, Cosmopolitan and Instyle, going into labour while getting eyelash extensions, some brilliant party tips and the dry shampoo as a mum of three she swears by.

    As always, If you enjoy listening to Beauty Island, please subscribe, and rate and review on Apple Podcasts. If you're on instagram, take a screenshot and share it on your stories so I can see where you're listening from - just tag me at @beautyislandpodcast.

    Follow Alexis
    Follow @alexisteasdale on Instagram
    Follow @thefestiveco on Instagram

    Follow host Brittany Stewart:
    Instagram: @brittanybeautybts @beautyislandpodcast
    Email: beautyislandpodcast@gmail.com
    Subscribe to It's A Beauty! Newsletter for no BS beauty reviews, tips and tricks. (It's free!)

    Please note - all beauty products mentioned in this episode are honest recommendations, with no sponsored or advertised mentions.

    Products Alexis spoke about:
    Poppy King Shine Gloss
    Chanel No.5
    The Body Shop Fuzzy Peach
    Dry Bar Hair Curler
    Eyelash Curler/Lash Extensions
    Revlon Skinlights
    Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
    Avene Tolerance Cream
    Dry Shampoo

    Sound effects obtained from Zapsplat
    Music: Dexter Britain

    • 55 min
    Victoria Curtis - Founder, Victoria Curtis Cosmetics

    Victoria Curtis - Founder, Victoria Curtis Cosmetics

    What is mineral makeup? And how do you fake tan without leaving the giveaway signs on your hands? Today's guest has the answers to both...

    Hello and welcome back to Beauty Island, the beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick.

    I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart.

    Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.

    Maybe it's the beauty product that defined their teens, the one they grew up watching their mum or grandma use, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.

    Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.

    Today's my guest is Victoria Curtis, founder of Australian makeup brand Victoria Curtis Cosmetics and Curtis Collection, a brand with hundreds of stockists around the country.

    Each time I sit down to an episode of Beauty Island, I am continually blown away by my guests. Their willingness to share their stories, firstly, but also just the incredible strength, wisdom, positivity and dogged determination they have. Victoria is one of those again.

    She's been someone I've been in contact with for a while, so it was so good to finally have her over one grey Saturday morning for non-stop beauty chat.

    We talked about her early interaction with the transformative power of beauty, the gap she identified after working at L'Oreal for a makeup brand that was actually good for your skin, and she shared the best fake tan tip for your hands I've ever heard.

    If you enjoy listening to Beauty island, please subscribe, and rate and review on Apple Podcasts. That really helps me keep making the podcast how you like it and also assists in other people finding us! If you're on instagram, share where you're listening from - just tag me at @beautyislandpodcast in your stories!

    Follow Victoria
    Shop Curtis Collection By Victoria
    Follow @curtiscollection on Instagram

    Follow host Brittany Stewart:
    Instagram: @brittanybeautybts @beautyislandpodcast
    Email: beautyislandpodcast@gmail.com
    Subscribe to It's A Beauty! Newsletter for no BS beauty reviews, tips and tricks. (It's free!)

    Please note - all beauty products mentioned in this episode are honest recommendations, with no sponsored or advertised mentions.

    Products Victoria spoke about:
    Hairdryer and round brush
    Red Lipstick
    Chanel Mademoiselle
    Curtis Collection Matte Perfection Mineral Foundation
    Victoria Curtis Naked Glow CC Cream
    Aveeno Derexa Moisturing Cream
    The Bronzer Instant Tan
    Loving Tan
    Zala Hair Extensions
    Ultraceuticals Skincare Range

    Sound effects obtained from Zapsplat
    Music: Dexter Britain

    • 1 hr
    Maeva Heim - Founder, Bread Beauty Supply

    Maeva Heim - Founder, Bread Beauty Supply

    Welcome to Beauty Island, the beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick. I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart. Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.

    Maybe it's the beauty product that defined their teens, the one they grew up watching their mum or grandma use, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.

    Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.

    Today's my guest is Maeva Haim, marketer, podcaster and founder of soon-to-be released haircare brand Bread Beauty Supply.

    We talked about her change in career from law to creative, the link between hair and identity, progress and diversity in beauty, and given Maeva is the co host of Reality Check, a reality TV podcast, we touched on a little Love Island too.

    She came to my house on a boiling hot day when the air con wasn't working, so props to her first for that. Her voice is incredibly calming and I found her attitude to creativity and business and for want of a better word, the hustle of getting stuff done, so inspiring. I think you will too.

    Please subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts for eternal good hair days.

    Follow Maeva
    @maeva_helene @breadbeautysupply
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    Follow host Brittany Stewart:
    Instagram: @brittanybeautybts @beautyislandpodcast
    Email: beautyislandpodcast@gmail.com
    Subscribe to It's A Beauty! Newsletter for no BS beauty reviews, tips and tricks. (It's free!)

    Please note - all beauty products mentioned in this episode are honest recommendations, with no sponsored or advertised mentions.

    Products Maeva spoke about:
    Lancome Tresor Eau De Parfum
    MAC Studio Fix Foundation
    Spice Girl's deodorant
    Lancome Oscillate Mascara
    Just For Me Relaxer
    Blistex Lip Balm
    Frank Body Lip Balm
    Fluff Bronzer
    Glossier Generation G Lipstick

    Sound effects obtained from Zapsplat
    Music: Dexter Britain

    • 57 min
    BONUS: Beauty Spot - The History of Clinique's Black Honey Almost Lipstick

    BONUS: Beauty Spot - The History of Clinique's Black Honey Almost Lipstick

    It's the product that kept popping up on the first season of Beauty Island from Fashion and Beauty Editors alike. But what exactly is Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey and why is it so special?

    In a new bonus episode of Beauty Island, Beauty Spot, we look at the history and cultural significance of some of the most popular beauty products selected by Beauty Island guests. First up, Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

    We take a deep dive into the origins of Clinique, look at what made Black Honey such a cult shade and product, and revisit the memories it has for Kelly Baker, Stephanie Darling and Glynis Traill-Nash.

    Got any of your own? I'd love to hear from you.

    Follow host Brittany Stewart:
    Instagram: @brittanybeautybts @beautyislandpodcast
    Email: beautyislandpodcast@gmail.com
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    Listen to Glynis Traill-Nash's episode.
    Listen to Stephanie Darling's episode.
    Listen to Kelly Baker's episode.

    Read more on Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
    "A brief history of Clinique."
    "Eye on Carol Phillips."
    The original US Vogue article that started it all
    "Clinique's Black Honey Totally Deserves Its Cult Status"
    Buy 'Pretty Iconic' by Sali Hughes

    Sound effects obtained from Zapsplat
    Music: Dexter Britain

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

Siobhan TM ,

We All Need Role Models - Older and Younger!

Nadine Baggott was so interesting and knowledgable. Really enjoyed listening to this podcast.

Trynie ,

Hate phone interviews

I love the podcast but any phone ones I don’t listen to anymore. The sound is just terrible. Sorry Brittany. Love your work otherwise and love following you on insta. Just less phone ones please

melbmel81 ,

Melbmel81

Please fix sound quality can barely hear the guests

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