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!
Why The Right Lipstick Matte-rs!
This Episode is In Partnership With Avon
In this episode I'm exploring the most amazing new lipstick launch from Avon with some of my favourite people. Hydramatic Matte is a worldwide first. It's a matte with an incredible hydrating core that makes it feel as smooth as silk. It also has great staying power and the most beautiful range of pigments.
The episode starts with me and Bryony Blake chatting all things lipstick...what it means to us, our first memories of it, why it can be the ultimate confidence boost and even make a political statement. Then we go on to chat about some of the challenges of wearing regular matte lipsticks and why hydramatic matte can really help.
After my lovely chat with Bryony I catch up with the amazing Holly Roberts from Avon. She knows all there is to know about makeup and we have an incredible chat about the science of the lipstick and the inspiration behind it.
Finally I catch up with some of the brilliant Outspoken Beauty Panellists who have been trialling Hydramatic Matte and give their honest opinions of their experiences.
I hope you really enjoy this episode and getting to know all about one of the best lippies I've tried in a long time. You can find them here.
Minipod - Fragrances That Make A Statement
In this week's minipod I'm talking about some of my favourite statement fragrances. From the overtly sexy to the ones that make me feel like a superhero to the pretty scent with a naughty edge, these perfumes are full of character and all make me feel truly amazing in different ways.
Here's what I mention during the episode:
Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad
Jovoy Fire at Will
Rovert Piguet Fracas
Chanel Le Lion
The Perfumers Story Sequoia Wood
Sana Jardin Berber Blonde
Serge Lutens Fleur D'Oranger
Matiere Premiere Radical Rose
The Return of Paula Begoun
The amazing Paula Begoun (founder of Paula's Choice) is back and she has loads of brilliant skincare advice for us. Paula has an extensive knowledfge of what really works when it comes to skin and I really respect her no nonsense and outspoken opinions on the world of beauty.
I hope you enjoy learning from this incredible woman.
Cigdem Kemal Yilmaz - The Ultimate Skincare Educator
I have a feeling you're going to absolutely love this episode!
I'm chatting to chemical engineer, skincare formulator and educator Cigdem Kemal Yilmaz.
Cigdem has the most amazing knowledge of skincare formulation and what to look for when choosing our skincare.
During the episode Cigdem shares her five top rules that we can all apply when deciding whether a product is worth buying or not. She also chats through some of her very favourite ingredients and spends time talking through some of the brands that really stand out to her.
I felt like I learnt a great deal from Cigdem and loved the way that she shares her extensive knowledge of skincare.
If you'd like to learn even more the I recommend that you give her a follow on Instagram @skinmasterclass.
Minipod - An Exciting New Retinol, Builder Gel and Lovely Jewellery For Sensitive Ears
This week's Minipod is brimming with lovely beauty products. From the brand new Dermalogica Retinol Serum to a perfume that smells like a warm hug to a wonderfully intense do it all moisturiser to fabulous eye pencils, there are lots of great recommendations.
I also chat about a lovely jewellery brand that is both affordable and perfect if you're after hypoallergenic earrings and tell you about my experience of builder gel. Enjoy Outspoken Beauties x
Bryony and Nicola - Baby Sharks, Sassy Alexa and Beauty That We're Loving
Bryony is back from Thailand (yay) and has got loads to tell us about her holiday. Meanwhile I've been having a few issues with Alexa which become quite apparent during the episode and we both have a chat about our mutual love of bidets (and in Bryony's case toilet hoses!!)
We also have some really great beauty recommendations and Bryony tells us about a must - read book and her must haves for long haul flights.
It's so lovely to have Bryony back on the pod. xx
Insightful and wonderful conversations!
Nicola, host of the Outspoken Beauty podcast, highlights all aspects of fashion, life and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
So enjoy this podcast.
I so enjoy this podcast. Love Nicola’s take on beauty and life. There’s so much fun and informative information. It’s always a treat listening to this on my daily walks. I’m always learning something new. Plus she has so many interesting people on her show. My favorite beauty podcast.
Empowering, insightful and entertaining! 🔥
Whether you’re already deep into your journey of holistic beauty and wellness, or just getting started - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Nicola does an incredible job leading conversations that cover the entire range of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical challenges we all face learning to navigate the journey of defining beauty (and life) in our own terms. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!