Beauty from the Heart


Tales of trusting your gut instinct with Ruby Hammer

Season 2, Ep. 10

Today I am so thrilled for you to meet Ruby Hammer MBE. Now one of the world’s most recognised make-up authorities, she has been a make-up artist for over 25 years and was one half of the iconic Ruby and Millie make-up brand.

I only met Ruby for the first time before Christmas and I just fell in love with her straight away! Her stories are fascinating and I wanted you to hear a little bit of everything. From the chance encounter that led her to launch Aveda to the UK, to the importance of finding balance and finding value in our lives, Ruby shares it all today.

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What Black Lives Matter means for beauty with Dr. Ateh Jewel

Season 2, Ep. 13
Today, I’m joined by an award winning beauty journalist, producer, brand founder and diversity advocate, Dr. Ateh Jewel. For as long as I can remember, Ateh has been at the forefront of conversations within the beauty industry about how we all need to work towards creating more of a diverse landscape.When the world became aware of the story of George Floyd in May 2020, a widespread conversation ignited about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Within the beauty industry, Ateh was encouraging this discussion to create a wider awareness and ignite positive change. So, today, she joins me to share her experiences of being a black woman and mother in society today, and how the beauty industry can work together to create a better future.Ateh’s blog:www.jeweltonesbeauty.comAteh on’s foundation range, coming for Ateh’s foundation: in conversation with Susanna Taylor from Get the Gloss: in conversation with Caroline Hirons: Space by Space NK with Ateh: Gary, the Plastic Fetto, Palette: Braithwaite, I Am Not Your Baby Mother: