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We tackle issues around beauty and the modern woman & man. 

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Many world problems can be addressed through one solution: education. Why? Because knowing how to read makes people safer, healthier and more self-sufficient — yet nearly 800 million people are illiterate and two thirds are women and girls.

We started Novel Beauty with...

We started on this journey only 7 months ago. The idea was to create a natural skincare brand that enhances your skin and doesn’t not hide your story.  I’ve spent the last seven moths getting up to speed on what it takes to run a skincare brand. It is not my background...

"Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me..."

This is an old adage that is a lie. Stick and stones may break my bones but bones heal. Words have a way of sticking around especially if they are hurtful. But more precisely what about the words we...

Do you know that your body is made up of the same elements found in space? A new survey of 150,000 stars shows just how true the old cliché is: We are stars. Humans and their galaxy have about 97 percent of the same kind of atoms, and the elements of life appear to be...

So I’m reading a book called The Secret. A friend at a party recommended it to me last week.  I make a point of asking friends what they are reading at the moment. No it’s not a pun to sell my wares. I ask because I think it’s important to get out of your own head some...

The Huffington Post ran an interesting campaign last month called “All Women Everywhere” it was aimed at providing a platform to reflect the diverse mix of female experiences and voices in Britain today. It was interesting because it was about stories, which is always...

I get caught out all the time. It’s like I’m constantly on the back foot. Where did the time go? Oh crap I haven’t done [whatever] and now I have to do [whatever]. A journalist recently promised to do a write up on us and when I followed up she replied “Yikes, I did pr...

I still think of the world in school terms. September is definitely the start of a new year for me. I always shop for new clothes then and get excited about new plans I’ve made on a beach somewhere. The summer term on the other hand is  always the most mentally stimula...

Sophia Amoruso, founder of Girlboss once said in an interview “You don’t know what you’re doing until you know what you’re doing.” And isn’t that the truth? There are times when know how to be dedicated to your actions but most of the time we are just going through the...

In a recent interview my company was compared to some new mega players in the beauty industry world. They are more millennial in some ways and more colour cosmetics driven but the messaging is the same - You First.  This is no small feat: The concept that beauty is not...

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