This is a big conversation about womanhood and beauty and self love.

About overcoming childhood trauma and backing yourself. It’s about the incredible highs and lows of motherhood and the complicated relationships we have with beauty, our faces and our bodies. My guest today is make up artist Hilary Holmes. She runs her own makeup and styling business as well as teaching masterclasses to women about how to apply their make up based on their individual needs.

Just a heads up we also talk about disordered eating, childhood trauma and mental health. If you find any of this difficult or triggering please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or talk to someone you trust.

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You can email me with suggestions for episode topics and guests to [email protected]. Feel free to leave me a voice memo to be included in the show.

A big thank you to this wonderful team:

Editing – RAWCollings

Theme Music – Avocado Junkie

Graphic Design – Emma Hackett

Photography – Anna Robinson

Styling – Hilary Holmes