Beauty from the Heart


How make-up inspires inclusivity with Gary Thompson, The Plastic Boy

Season 2, Ep. 15


Today I’m talking to Gary Thompson, also known as the Plastic Boy. Gary shares his insights on the beauty industry, from how we can all work towards a more inclusive landscape, to the importance of being a role model to younger LGBT boys like him. 

We also reminisce on both of our experiences working in beauty in retail, and have a few laughs about experiences with disgruntled customers… if you’ve ever worked on the beauty shop floor, I think you’ll relate to this one! 

This episode marks the end of series 2 of Beauty from the Heart. Thank you for listening and I’ll be back soon with more guests to get to know and feel inspired by. XXX  

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Mental health and the beauty of opening up with Bryony Gordon

Season 3, Ep. 1
Welcome back to a new series of Beauty from the Heart! I’m delighted to be back with journalist, author and mental health activist Bryony Gordon. She’s shared so much of herjourney with her readers, from mental health challenges or alcohol addiction. And her openness, in turn, encourages other people to share their stories. I feel such a warmth from her because she is proud to simply be herself.Today we’re talking all things mental health, how beauty can impact self-esteem, and generally reflecting on musings from her latest book, Glorious Rock Bottom. Just a note – there is some swearing in this episode.If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this conversation, here are some helpful resources. Alcoholics Anonymous: Mind, mental health: Here are a few of the things we discuss that you may want to take a look at…Bryony’s Instagram page:’s podcast: Health Mates: Health Mates on Instagram: Rock Bottom: Girl: edition Becca Under Eye Brightener: Heart is a Lonely Hunter: