OUR PICK OF THE EAR CANDY TO ACCOMPANY YOU ON YOUR DAILY WALKS, WHETHER YOU’RE AFTER BEAUTY RECOMMENDATIONS, LIFE ADVICE OR A BODY CONFIDENCE BOOST. READ ON AND TUNE IN.
If you’re suffering screen fatigue at the moment podcasts could be the answer to your problems. Rather than scrolling on your phone or reading your Kindle, these informative little joys give your eyes a break, allowing you to kick back and simply absorb, whether it’s on your daily walk, while out for a run or soaking in the bath. There’s something for beauty lovers, to answer your burning relationship questions or just for a laugh as you hang out your washing. Listen up.
FOR WARM MENTAL HEALTH CHAT: BEAUTY FROM THE HEART WITH ROSE GALLAGHER
Makeup artist Rose Gallagher launched series three of her podcast last month and it has proved to be the perfect distraction from the worldwide goings-on of late. While Rose is known for her stellar makeup tutorials on Instagram, her podcast sensitively deals with much deeper issues, from depression to the role beauty plays for transgender people, all spoken about with Rose’s natural warmth (can you tell we’re fans?). She kicked off the series talking all things mental health with journalist Bryony Gordon and has also spoken with activist Juno Dawson about their transition from male to female and how beauty helped them in the process.
FOR GLOBAL DISCUSSIONS ON BEAUTY: ON REFLECTION WITH FUNMI FETTO
Vogue contributing editor Funmi Fetto takes a global view on the world’s beauty issues; this isn’t necessarily a place to hear about the latest lipstick launches, but a podcast to help you become informed on politician Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s use of makeup in politics, the fat-shaming algorithms on Instagram and racism and misogyny in the medical industry. Prepare to unplug your headphones feeling seriously enlightened. Each podcast does shine the spotlight on a beauty product or two aswell, from Chanel foundation to Kate Somerville moisturiser.
FOR TWEAKMENT FIENDS: THE GUINEA PIG WITH FIONA GOLFAR AND MARYAM ZAMANI
Dr Maryam Zamani and ex-Vogue editor-at-large Fiona Golfar team up to deliver their expert verdict on the latest aesthetic treatments, reviewed by Fiona and supported by Zamani’s medical advice and insight. Guests from the beauty world join the duo two, with the likes of stylist Josh Wood and facialist Joanne Evans getting involved to talk at-home gadgets and how to care for our hair while the salons are shut.
FOR EXERCISE AND MENTAL HEALTH INSIGHTS: TRAIN HAPPY PODCAST WITH TALLY RYE
Personal trainer and author Tally Rye, who champions intuitive exercise, helps us to better understand the link between exercise and mental health, body image and food in this easily-digestible podcast. Tally herself is a ray of sunshine to listen to, making serious issues understandable with guests including Stephanie Yeboah who talks about her experiences as plus-sized black woman and Poorna Bell who explains how she got back into exercise after having Covid19 and discusses the lack of diversity in the fitness industry.