TV Appearances in New York, British Fashion Awards and My Latest Podcast Episode

Phew, what a non-stop couple of weeks I’ve had. Between recording new podcast episodes (hint: Huda Beauty upcoming!), jet setting to NYC for TV appearances, the British Fashion Awards and my Rodial/Nip+Fab team’s Christmas party, I’ve just about managed to keep on top of everything. Nevertheless, it’s been one amazing event followed by another. I’ll truly be ending this year on a high!

BRITISH FASHION AWARDS

I love attending the British Fashion Awards! It’s always such a buzz and a great time for me to catch up with people in the industry. This year I was on my dear friend and extremely talented designer David Koma’s table – and yes, Meghan Markle is just as stunning in real life as she is behind the screen. My outfit is one of David’s numbers, a gorgeous floor length embellished navy dress. It’s so beautiful, right?! I love the side slit. See below for highlights:

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With Kendall Jenner and British Fashion Council CEO, Caroline Rush // Photographer: Shaun James Cox.
Instagram: @shaunjamescoxaption

NEW YORK

The response to my podcast so far has been wonderful, and for that I’m so grateful! Thanks so much to all those who’ve been sharing the love on my Instagram. I see you all and am reading each and every review left on iTunes! I spent a few days in New York last week focusing on all things Overnight Success, plus visited Bobbi Brown to join her very own podcast too. See below for highlights, boss babes!

NEW PODCAST EPISODE

This will sound ironic considering the introduction for this blog post (!), but this week’s podcast episode is all about self-care; learning to take a chunk of your time to focus completely on yourself, refresh your energy and doing what really makes you happy – whether that’s binging on Netflix for 12 hours in bed, treating yourself to a spa day or indulging in all the carbs for the day.

Me? I personally need my Sundays to consist of absolute nothing, including saying no to my friends. I explain why this is important for me plus a whole lot more about the importance of taking caring of yourself in the full episode, available to listen to below. Do leave me a message at @mrsrodial to share your thoughts:

Lots of love,
xMaria

PODCAST: How To Juggle Work And Family

You’ve asked and I answered. I am no parenting expert in any way, but this is my story and tips on how I combined running a business with having a family and the sacrifices I had to make.

Join me on this journey and please leave a review and a comment so we can share the positive vibes with all the boss babes out there!

Feel free to leave me a comment @mrsrodial on any topics you want me to cover in future episodes.Thank you for listening and enjoy the ride!

Love
xmaria

PODCAST: How To Get Investment For Your Business

One of my frequently asked questions from budding entrepreneurs is how to secure investment for a business they’re aiming to take off the ground, and from existing entrepreneurs on how to secure a larger sum of investment to take their business(es) to the next level.

In this episode, I’ve decided to take a no BS approach: Giving it to you straight with the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to getting investment. Why you should, why you shouldn’t, how to go about it.

Feel free to leave me a comment @mrsrodial on any topics you want me to cover in future episodes.Thank you for listening and enjoy the ride!

Love,
xMaria

Vogue 5 Days Of Beauty: My Talk, Book Signings and Rodial

Last week for the very first time, Edward Enninful and his team at Vogue House excitedly opened its doors for readers to experience ‘5 days of Vogue’, featuring a select number of brands including Rodial on the final day!

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Guests were invited to a first access-all-areas insight to the brand, have makeovers at specially curated makeup stations and a multi-masking bar, and join in a beauty-focused panel discussion between myself and British Vogue’s Beauty Director, Jessica Diner.

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I had a blast talking about all things entrepreneurship and #bossbabes with those who attended my panel, and if you’re one those who were in the crowd, thank you so much for making the experience so enjoyable for me. I loved meeting you all during my book signing and learning a little about your individual aspirations.

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Here’s to us all being strong, powerful women taking over the world of business!

Love,
XMaria

 

PODCAST: How To Create Buzz For Your Brand (Guest PR Specialist)

Do you want to create buzz for your brand but have no budget? Do you want to get better at networking? How do you deal with a bad day?

Today I’m talking to PR Legend Alison Brod, founder of Alison Brod Marketing and Communications in New York, on how she started her PR agency from a back room at home to expanding it into one of the biggest communications agencies in the world.

Alison shares her top tips on growing your brand with a buzz when you have no or very little budget, plus all her expert advice as a PR mogul

Join me on this journey and please leave a review and a comment so we can share the positive vibes with all the boss babes out there! Feel free to message me at @mrsrodial on any topics you want me to cover in future episodes.T

Thank you for listening and enjoy the ride!

Love,
xMaria

PODCAST: How Not To Procrastinate

Do you have a lot of ideas but don’t know where to start?

Is your to-do list never ending?

Do you lack motivation?

In this episode, writer and podcaster Liv Siddall and I discuss why we procrastinate, how to motivate yourself for a new project, clearing your to-do list, plus our steps to get out of the procrastination rut and into action!

Join me on this journey and please leave a review and a comment so we can share the positive vibes with all the boss babes out there! Feel free to message me at @mrsrodial on any topics you want me to cover in future episodes.T

Thank you for listening and enjoy the ride!

Love,
xMaria

PODCAST: You Don’t Need To Be A Victoria’s Secret Angel To Feel Beautiful

I am very excited to chat with a very special guest for this episode of my Overnight Success Podcast, body positive activist Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor.

As some of you may have seen on my IG stories last week, I believe the Victoria’s Secret FashionShow is outdated and promotes an unhealthy and unmaintainable body image for females.

Atlanta and I both agree girls today and girls of the future shouldn’t put pressure on themselves to look like a Victoria’s Secret Angel to beautiful. Everyone is beautiful in their own individual ways, no matter what their body shape is or how hard they diet. I hope this episode truly inspires you to be confident with your whole self.

After facing issues with depression, addiction and body image Atlanta has turned her life around and became an advocate for young women through her podcast “I’m Over It”. We talk about her journey, how she turned her life around and how she deals with social media.

Join me on this journey and please leave a review and a comment so we can share the positive vibes with all the boss babes out there! Feel free to leave me a message at @mrsrodial on any topics you want me to cover in future episodes.Thank you for listening and enjoy the ride!

Love,
xmaria

PODCAST: How Fitness Can Lead You To Success

Confession: I started exercising out of vanity. I wanted to look good. Little did I know I actually needed it, more importantly, for my sanity over any other reason.

Between juggling work, family, social media, my book and now podcast, life can be crazy (to say the least!). Finding a way to integrate working out into my life wasn’t always easy but I did it — and if you’re reading this thinking you can’t; that there’s no way your busy schedule allows for it, I’m telling you right this second you can.

In this episode of the Overnight Success Podcast, I’m joined by writer and podcaster Liv Siddall to discuss how fitness can lead you to success, how exactly to slot it into your day-to-day life when you have zero time and why we love Beyoncé’s fitness tips over every other celebrity’s. I want you all to feel as motived as me!

Join me on this journey and please leave a review and a comment so we can share the positive vibes with all the boss babes out there! Feel free message me at @mrsrodial on any topics you want me to cover in future episodes.

Thank you for listening and enjoy the ride!

Love,
xMaria

PODCAST: How To Be A Kardashian’s Makeup Artist with Mario Dedivanovic

I am so excited to share this podcast episode featuring a guest and friend of mine, Mario Dedivanovic (aka @makeupbymario).

I have a huge respect for Mario’s work ethic and can relate to his career path as we both dreamed big and made it happen for ourselves starting from nothing. Mario talks about how he met Kim Kardashian and became her key makeup artist, how he uses social media to grow his profile and how he grew his masterclass to be the biggest sellout makeup class in the world.

Join me on this journey and please leave a review and a comment so we can share the positive vibes with all the boss babes out there! Feel free to drop me a message at @mrsrodial on any topics you want me to cover in future episodes.Thank you for listening and enjoy the ride!

xMaria

Fashion Month SS19, New Rodial, My Skincare Routine

I only last posted five weeks ago? That’s crazy. So much has happened since!

Revolutionary new Rodial products, our first ever Space NK event to celebrate the launch of our makeup at the King’s Cross branch (do visit and tag me on your Instagram pictures and stories), endless meetings with my HQ team to plan an incredible 2019 – and of course one of my favourite times of the year: Fashion Month.

I’ve loved the SS19 shows so far. The vibe has been stronger; everyone is designing for the leading, increasingly powerful woman – whatever her personal style preferences may be – and I’m totally here for it all.

See my favourite moments and street style pics below!

NYFW SS19

NYFW kick off party hosted by ELLE and IMG:

Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party:

Concept Korea’s SS19 show:

Anna Della Russo’s book launch:

Prada Linea store event (pictured with Zara Martin)

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LFW SS19

Street Style

Fashion month beauty regime:

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my specific beauty regime, especially when I’m on the go from city to city during fashion months. If you’ve been to one of my personal appearances, panels or read my book, you’ll remember that’s actually one of the reasons why I founded Rodial: To create effective products with instant results, made from proven formulas and unique ingredients for the woman who’s always busy.

No time to multi-mask every evening to keep your skin blemish-free for a whole month? Same here – and that’s not a problem.

Here’s my personal breakdown but if you’d like something specific to your own skin needs, either head to our Harvey Nichol’s sculpting bar or message @rodialbeauty on Instagram.

SKIN

Vit C Pads
These are used every evening to brighten and exfoliate. They make a great substitution for days you’re feeling too lazy to use a scrub! I love how these pads leave me with such an instant glow.

Retinol Booster Drops
Used 2-3x a week after VIT C pads to supercharge my skincare regime. These contain a 10% concentrate, which is quite rare, to rejuvenate the complexion and increase the rate of cell turnover. My pores are visibly reduced after just a single use!

Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks
A must-have for all flights and pre-makeup application for extra hydration. I apply these while I’m getting a blow dry – easy and the results are so good.

Rose Gold Hand Cream + Lip Balm
My handbag staples. The Rose Gold range has a gorgeous scent we spent ages developing to perfect. The lip balm moisturises my lips with a subtle shine and the cream leaves my hands super soft.

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Have you got your new #Rodial Rose Gold essentials yet?

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MAKEUP

Diamond Concealer
I double this up as a foundation because the consistency is the right amount of thickness and creaminess. I use shade 30, apply to me t-zone area and under my eyes.

Suede Lips
My favourite tip is to mix shades Calabasas and Into You. Everyone asks what colour I’m wearing, it’s always a mix! It gives my lips more depth.

Eye Sculpt + Smokey Eye Brown + XXL Mascara
These three products combined equals to a two minute smokey eye look. It’s as simple as that

That’s all for today! Let me know your thoughts on your favourite fashion shows, street style moments and as always, Rodial products!

xMaria