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!


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!


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As some of you may have seen on my IG stories last week, I believe the Victoria’s Secret FashionShow is outdated and promotes an unhealthy and unmaintainable body image for females.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


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!


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!


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 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)



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.


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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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!


LA… Let’s do this!

I’ve been working super hard with my team to create some amazing new innovations for Rodial and I couldn’t wait to celebrate with our friends and fans in the US.

As soon as I touched down in LA it was straight to work, hosting a bloggers brunch at the exclusive Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. Joined by LA’s influencer elite including the gorgeous Steph Shepherd and personal friend, Brad Goreski. We brunched, lusted over the latest Rodial launches (and had a sneak peek of what’s coming), before conversation naturally turned to my greatest indulgence – fashion! I was obsessed with Steph’s kimono inspired tux dress.

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What I wore….

I went for my signature all-black-everything with interesting accents of leather, mesh and of course, a statement Céline shoe!

Cramming in as much as possible during my time to LA, I headed over to Blue Mercury for a book signing. With another event, it was time for an outfit change! As much as I love a classic black outfit, I’ve been really enjoying experimenting with colour, especially during the summer so I went for this statement red two piece. I love mixing tailored pieces with sportswear to make it super wearable and relaxed. It was great meeting all of our US fans and I will be announcing more stateside book signings very soon – keep an eye out on my Insta!

Maira Hatzistefanis - Book Signing - Overnight Success - Balenciaga Shoes

As for now, it’s back to the UK where we have some groundbreaking new products launching soon.

I cannot wait to share with you!


Rodial X Pati DuBroff

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 It’s been another crazy week at Rodial HQ with the launch of our amazing new Diamond Concealers creating a huge beauty buzz.

To celebrate, we worked with the incredibly talented Pati DuBroff (I’m obsessed with her work) to host a makeup masterclass in front of the top beauty bloggers, influencers and journalists.

Maria Hatzistefanis x Rodial x Rochelle Humes

Over breakfast, Pati demonstrated how to get the perfect base using our Vit C Energising Sheet Mask to prep the skin then using our Skin Tint, Diamond Concealer and Banana Lowlighter. I loved how Pati worked so quickly creating a super easy day-to-day look, perfectly encapsulating the Rodial woman. We don’t have time to painstakingly create a full glam look everyday – trust me!

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The Rodial Diamond Concealers are now available in Harvey Nichols and online, mine has become a firm staple in makeup bag.

I’m off to New York now so keep an eye out on my Insta to see what I’m up to…


The secret to Kim K’s flawless skin…Rodial!

Kim Kardashian CFDA awards x Rodial

The Kardashian’s are no strangers to Rodial after introducing them to the brand when Kylie was the first face of Nip+fab, so it was no surprise that Kim turned to us to prep her skin for one of the most sought after awards of the year.

On Monday night, Kim attended the CFDA awards in New York before picking up the first ever influencer of the year award. Sending my biggest congrats to Kim! Her makeup artist and friend of the brand, Mario Dedivanovic, explained why Rodial was his first choice to prep his famous friend…

The product breakdown…

 For Mario’s ‘glowy goddess glam’ vision, he began prepping Kim’s skin by using our new and improved Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water. I love using this as a quick cleanse before applying makeup to really ensure there’s a clean base.

For extra hydration, he then applied our Vit C Energising Mask for 10 minutes for an instant glow. I have been using this mask 2-3 times per week and have seen such a difference in my skin. A mask is perfect to give your skin a quick boost before an event too!

To really intensify the brightening effect, Mario swept our Vit C Cleansing Pads across the skin. Double cleansing is key and these are perfect for me as I’m always super busy and these speed up my everyday routine.

Mario finished with our Rose Gold Moisturiser as a base for the foundation. One of our most luxe products, not only does this look great sitting in my on my beauty shelf, the rich formula gives an instant glow and deep hydration.

Stay up-to-date of all the looks I’m loving on my Instagram


BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Winner Announcement

After months of anticipation the winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund was announced last week in an intimate event at The Mayfair Hotel. Congratulations Molly Goddard! Molly is such a talented designer and I can’t wait to see her next collection.

Maria Hatzistefanis - Jourdan Dunn - Edward Enninful

I have been so impressed with all of the designers throughout the competition and have really enjoyed being on the judging panel alongside Edward Enninful and Jourdan Dunn. I wore a dress by my good friend, and one of the six finalists, David Koma to the event. I love the details on this dress and mixed up my usual all black outfit with some colour.

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After the announcement we headed to The Mandrake hotel for the after party. Rodial were supporting the event and had an area where guests could stop by to touch up their make-up and try out some of the Rodial range. It was great to see everyone excited about the products!

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I am looking forward to continuing to work with the British Fashion Council, and Vogue, on their future projects. Keep an eye on my Instagram to see what I am up to!