Girlfriend Beauty Boss — All Episodes
Obsessed with all things beauty? Of course you are! Beauty Boss is the podcast for your ears, that’s all about your face! Brought to you by the team at Girlfriend, makeup addicts Jacqueline Mey and Alanah Smith will review the latest beauty products each week and interview the biggest names in the industry to get their tips and tricks. So whether you’re a makeup master, or a beauty beginner, this podcast is for you…
Season 3, Episode 5 — Zoe Boikou
Zoe Boikou is one beauty boss with a seriously inspiring story. Born in Greece, she moved to Germany with her family at a young age to escape a domestic violence situation. Having little means but great resourcefulness, she soon evolved from selling a handful of brushes on eBay to 300-plus signature makeup formulas, palettes and tools sold around the world. Most likely, you know ZOEVA for their incredibly luxe yet affordable makeup brushes. The company also partners with charities to support women dealing with homelessness, domestic violence and cancer. In today's episode, Zoe chats about what it's like building a purpose-driven beauty business, the importance of embracing your authentic self, and so much more!
Season 3, Episode 4 — Lou Teasdale and Lottie Tomlinson
Lou Teasdale and Lottie Tomlinson might just have the coolest friendship origin story EVER— they met on tour with One Direction. Lou was the boys' hair and makeup stylist and Lottie, of course, is Louis Tomlinson's younger sister. Lottie, who had an encyclopaedic knowledge of beauty herself, ended up becoming Lou's assistant and this dynamic duo have never looked back! Now, the besties have over 3 million followers each and work together on Tanologist, a game-changing vegan and cruelty-free tanning brand. In today's episode, we chat with Brit babes about what it's *really* like touring with the biggest band in the world, how they balance their friendship and creative partnership, their top tanning tips and so much more.
Season 3, Episode 3 - Brittney Lee Saunders
Brittney Lee Saunders is easily one of Australia's most recognisable influencers. With over 1 million subscribers and 600,000 Instagram followers, the world has fallen in love with her megawatt smile and down-to-earth nature. Since starting her YouTube channel in high school with her computer webcam, Brit has gone on to become a fully-fledged girlboss with two thriving fashion businesses — Fayt Label and Staple Swim. In today's episode, Brittney chats about her biggest business lessons, how her relationship with beauty has changed as she's gotten older, her newfound obsession with skincare so much more. Plus, hosts Jacqui and Alana share their fave multitasking beauty products RN!
Season 3, Episode 2 - Nawal Sari
Nawal Sari is an influencer redefining the modest fashion game. Since choosing to wear the hijab from high school, she’s become a voice for stylish and empowered Muslim women — which has seen her amass a following of over 130,000 on Instagram. Beautiful from the inside out, we’re obsessed with following Nawal for her chic style, gorgeous beauty looks and hilarious sense of humour. On today’s episode of Beauty Boss, we chat to the 21-year-old about how her Middle Eastern background has shaped her relationship with beauty, how she preps her skin before shooting Instagram content, how she gets *that* stunning glow and more. Plus, hosts Jacqui and Alana share their pretty, pink beauty picks of the week!
Season 3, Episode 1 - Steph Prem
In today’s episode, we sit down with the effervescent Steph Prem. As a former winter Olympian, Steph is not only an uber-talented snow bunny, but also a motivational speaker, media commentator and the founder of a successful fitness empire, Studio PP. We chat to Steph about how an extreme back injury ignited her passion for health and wellness, the importance of self-care, releasing your inner beauty and her beauty essentials as an active girl on the go. Plus, Jacqui and Alana share their holy grail beauty products of the week — including the ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, for lips!’
Season 2, Episode 15 – Samantha Jade
In this episode, we sit down with the inimitable Samantha Jade. First gracing our screens on The X-Factor in 2020, Sammy has gone on to become one of Australia’s most recognisable stars. Not only has she released hit after hit, but she’s also appeared on Home and Away and Neighbours and released a beauty collaboration with Models Prefer. In this candid chat, Sammy dishes on all things music, beauty and career.
Season 2, Episode 14 – Iris Smit
In today’s episode, we chat to beauty innovator and visionary, Iris Smit. Iris started her eyeliner stamp business Quick Flick while still at uni, turning a $300,000 Shark Tank grant into a multi-million dollar business. Now, at age 23, she’s launched her second beauty business, the Beauty Fridge. We chat to Iris about turning a gap in the market into an empire, the beauty influencers that inspire her, how to stop caring what other people think and more.
Season 2, Episode 13 – Michelle Crossan
In today’s episode, we sit down with the delightful Michelle Crossan. Originally from Ireland, this self-proclaimed beauty junkie has amassed over 200,000 followers as a YouTuber and mental health ambassador. We chat to Michelle about how a stint in hospital started her beauty blogging journey, the power of embracing imperfection online, the one beauty product she would use for the rest of her life and so much more! Jacqui and Alanah also share their holy grail sunscreen and brow products, and tips for knowing when it's time to throw out old makeup.
Season 2, Episode 12 – Olivia Molly Rogers
This week we chat with the beautiful Olivia Molly Rogers. As a qualified speech pathologist, model and former Miss Universe Australia, she is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. We find out her holy grail product, the contents of her makeup bag, plus her go-to beauty look. Olivia chats about being an ambassador for Liptember and Movember, and speaking candidly about her own mental health struggles around depression, anxiety, and disordered eating in order to help others overcome their own personal battles. We also chat about how she responds to haters and online trolls, what she has coming up soon and much more!
Season 2, Episode 11 – Pia Muehlenbeck
This week, we sat down with the stunning Pia Muehlenbeck. A former corporate lawyer and founder of athleisure company SLINKII, this is one social media star who is equal parts beauty and brains. With over 2 million Instagram followers, Pia has become of Australia's most well-known influencers and shows no signs of slowing down! In today’s episode, we chat to Pia about how starting her business led to a love of beauty, the makeup bag non-negotiables she always carries with her, how she keeps her social media platforms a positive place and more!
Season 2, Episode 10 – Elle Ferguson
This week, we sit down with an unstoppable force in the beauty and fashion world, Elle Ferguson. From a General Pants merchandiser and co-founder of the fashion blog They All Hate Us to an influencer and model, this powerhouse has truly done it all. Now, she’s bringing her business know-how into her own company; tanning and lifestyle brand, The Elle Effect. We chat to Elle about her top tips for building a brand, why beauty starts from within, sharing a wedding hairstylist with the Biebers, her foolproof tanning routine and more!
Season 2, Episode 9 – Gemma Watts
We chat to one-woman powerhouse and perhaps the busiest lady in the beauty industry, Gemma Watts. Gemma is a beauty editor, podcaster, photographer and founder of The Glow Journal. Gemma shares her top tips for breaking into the beauty industry, how she deals with hormonal acne, her go-to products for achieving *that* glowing base and more!
Season 2, Episode 8 – The Rybka Twins
It’s double trouble this week, because we have acrobat and dancer twinfluencers, Teagan and Sam Rybka, on the podcast! With a combined following of over 13 million across their social media channels, the Rybka twins are absolutely killing it both on and offline. We chatted to this delightful duo about the one makeup item they’re prepared to share, why dance makes them feel beautiful, their new book Twinning It and so much more!
Season 2, Episode 7 – Sarah Hamilton
This week, we sat down with the ultimate beauty girlboss, Sarah Hamilton! Alongside her sister Emily, Sarah has co-founded not one but two beauty companies, Bellabox and botanical skincare range, Sand and Sky. Sarah opens up about her skincare struggles as a teen, what it’s like working with her twin sister, how their perfectly imperfect approach to beauty has helped them succeed and more!
Season 2, Episode 6 – Nikkia Joy
In this episode, we chat to the delightful Nikkia Joy. What started as a side hustle for this former paramedic nurse is now a full-blown beauty empire, over boasting 800,000 YouTube subscribers, her own cosmetic range and a lipstick line with Mac! Nikkia shares the day in a life of a beauty YouTuber, how her own skincare struggles inspired her makeup range, how she deals with negativity online and the one beauty essential she can’t live without.
Season 2, Episode 5 – Aubri Ibrag
This week, we sat down with the beautiful Aubri Ibrag. At just 19 years old, Aubri has carved out a successful career as a model, Instagram influencer and YouTuber with over combined 700,000 followers. Aubri dishes on the how she learned her epic makeup skills, the surprising music icon that inspired her fringe, how she deals with criticism online and how experimenting with her look boosts her mood. Jacqui and Alanah also share the underrated beauty staple they’re both obsessing over this week!
Season 2, Episode 4 – Tayla Damir
This week we sit down with the lovely Tayla Damir from Love Island Australia. Not only did Tayla win the first season of Love Island but she’s also the face of MCoBeauty and an ambassador for Showpo – basically, the girl is on fire with her career. We get the lowdown on what it’s really like filming Love Island, how Tayla handles breakouts and the three items she always carries with her.
Season 2, Episode 3 – Alli Simpson
We chat to the ultimate slashie, Alli Simpson! Alli is a singer-songwriter, model, host, and actress who is killing it. The 21-year-old reveals how moving from the Gold Coast to LA at the age of 12 shaped her and the career highlight that she shares with her brother Cody. Jacqui and Alanah also share their current beauty faves and reveal how their anti-acne product testing is going.
Season 2, Episode 2 – Rachael Finch
We are chatting with Rachael Finch this week! Rachael is a model, mother-of-two adorable kids, brand ambassador, author and the creator of Body by Finch, an online health and wellness program. The model reveals how she has learnt to love herself through her healthy lifestyle and how she has used makeup to find her natural self. Rachael also reveals how she got her start in the industry, which is low-key amazing.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Jesinta Franklin
Welcome back to season two of Beauty Boss! We kick off this season with the lovely Jesinta Franklin. Jesinta is a model, brand ambassador, author and winner of Miss Universe Australia and an all-round beauty junkie. Jesinta spills her beauty bag out and talks us through her go-to products and she also reveals that she never wanted to be a model!
Season 1, Episode 11 – Pia Miller
This week we chat with Pia Miller. She is an actress, model, mum, and now Australia's first ambassador for Pantene. In our chat, Pia talks about how she got into modelling, how she balances time with her family and work, and her best beauty tips and tricks.
Season 1, Episode 10 – Iantha Yu
This week we sit down with Beauty Crew beauty editor Iantha Yu. She spills the tea on what her job actually entails, from staying on top of the latest beauty trends to interviewing experts and celebrities. We also get the low-down on how she got into the industry, her holy grail products and her tips on how you can break into the beauty industry.
Season 1, Episode 9 – Amy Sheppard
This week we chat to singer, songwriter, fashion and make-up loving, blue-haired babe Amy Sheppard. We talk to her about being a member of the band Sheppard with her siblings, her body positive movement #kissmyfatass, bullying and how she has learned to embrace her inner beauty.
Season 1, Episode 8 – Kath Ebbs
We chat to girlboss Kath Ebbs, who has dipped her toes into everything from modelling to personal training and even running her own business at just 21! Kath also discussed surviving high school and dealing with anxiety, while Jacqui revealed this week's beauty fail.
Season 1, Episode 7 – Steph Bailey
This week we chat with makeup lover and lifestyle vlogger, Steph Bailey. The 25-year-old opens up about her battles in the limelight, her struggle with body image and how she learnt to love who she is inside and out. The beauty guru reveals how having an eating disorder while being an influencer can make her job tough.
Season 1, Episode 6 – Jane Lu
As the founder and owner of Australian mega-retailer Showpo, Jane Lu joins us to talk all things business, learning to grow from failures and how she learnt her beauty tips and tricks! Jane gives us all the tips so you're not gonna want to miss this one. Plus, Beauty Boss hosts Jacqui and Alanah reveal which beauty product is their holy grail and mega fail!
Season 1, Episode 5 – Jayme Jo Massoud
We chat to curly wurly and beauty influencer Jayme Jo Massoud. On the podcast, Jayme Jo revealed her best tips for taming your mane, dealing with criticism online and how she learned to embrace her true beauty! And as always, Beauty Boss hosts Jacqui and Alanah review their fave beauty products of the week.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Elyse Knowles
We spoke to Elyse Knowles! You might have first heard her name when she won The Block with partner Josh Barker, but now this stunning 26-year-old model has just written her first book, From Me To You. We couldn't wait to chat to Elyse about her health and fitness regime, her book-writing process and how she learned to feel comfortable in her own skin. You're going to love this honest chat!
Season 1, Episode 3 – Flex Mami
This week we chat to the ultimate slashie, Flex Mami. She's a DJ, author, MTV presenter, beauty YouTuber, and all round amazing girlboss. She spilled the tea on how she broke into the industry, her beauty inspirations and the power of faking it till you make it. We're low-key obsessed with this girl and you're going to be too! As always, your hosts (and makeup addicts!) Jacqueline Mey and Alanah Smith review the latest beauty products.
Season 1, Episode 2 - Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw
Obsessed with all things beauty? Of course you are! Beauty Boss is the podcast for your ears, that's all about your face! Brought to you by the team at Girlfriend, makeup addicts Jacqueline Mey and Alanah Smith will review the latest beauty products each week and interview the biggest names in the industry to get their tips and tricks. So whether you're a makeup master, or a beauty beginner, this podcast is for you...
Season 1, Episode 1 - Cartia Mallan
Welcome to the very first episode of Beauty Boss! This week we talk to YouTuber, model and It-girl, Cartia Mallan. This Aussie beauty has more than one million followers online, but what we love most about her is how real she is on social media, taking a deep dive into issues like anxiety and embracing your true self. On the podcast, she reveals the unusual way she got her start in the industry and why she's always so honest online.