Anita Bhagwandas is a beauty journalist, consultant and soon-to-be author who joins me on the podcast to share her feel-good habits, the strategies she uses and recommends to make sure every day is a good day.In this episode, Anita shares the details of her ADHD diagnosis and how it has allowed her to understand things about herself that she previously thought made her bad, wrong, stupid and lazy. It also freed her from years of worrying that was was 'wrong' with her was a much more serious issue.During our conversation, @itsmeanitab reveals:How an ADHD diagnosis freed her from thinking she was stupid and lazy.Why outsourcing and delegating is vital because it's acknowledging that you need help in certain areas.Why planning, tracking and organising allow her to make progress.Why it's so important for her to cultivate and curate a space that's beautiful.How she carves out free time and makes sure she uses it well.Her love of history and why virtual walking tours through London have been so valuable during lockdown.Why self-development is such a passion of hers and how it all started with Tony Robbins CDs and Oprah.Why it's so important to find inspiration in people that you see yourself in, who look like you and who represent who you are and where you come from.How she practices witchcraft.Why surrounding herself with beauty and luxury isn't shallow and is an ultimate feel-good habit.Links from the show:Insight TimerTrelloThe High-Performance PlannerBriliFootprints of LondonUgly by Anita Bhagwandas is available for pre-order now.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rethinking "nude" as a colour with Anita Bhagwandas and Ade Hassan
As people of colour (or actually people in general) we are taught about the concept of nude as one homogenous colour - falling somewhere on the spectrum between peach and beige.The style media tells us that a nude court shoe will elongate our legs, a nude lip is a must have, wear nude underwear under white clothing, nude tights will keep you warm without ruining your overall look, but when the shades aren’t there, where does that leave people of colour?This is something we all face from a young age – felt tips and crayons at school, plasters, ballet slippers. We want to unpack and challenge the concept of nude as a colour and the exclusionary effects that it has on women of colour as they navigate through their journey of self expression.Exploring the various different tones of black and brown skin and the need for true representation for all shades, while discussing our never-ending search for the perfect nude lip.Unpretty Podcast https://www.instagram.com/unprettypodcast/ https://twitter.com/unprettypodcast Anita Bhagwandas https://www.instagram.com/itsmeanitab https://www.stylist.co.uk/beauty/the-changing-face-of-beauty/132781 Ade Hassan, MBEhttps://www.instagram.com/itsadehassan https://www.instagram.com/nubianskin nubianskin.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Inclusivity and diversity with Grace Timothy and Anita Bhagwandas.
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Anita Bhagwandas and Grace Timothy are writers and journalists who have created the Inclusivity in Media Directory that recognises the intersectional discrimination faced by black people, people of colour, people with disabilities and individuals from the LGBTQ+ communities within media.In this episode they reveal how it all started, thanks to Frances McDormand's Oscar speech, with an inclusion rider and how the Black Lives Matter movement made create a directory for under-represented communities within the media.This isn't just about representation within the media, but how this effort can be applied to any industry.To join the closed Facebook group for the podcast click here >> The Emma Guns Show Forum.To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/emmagunavardhana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Ep 9: Anita Bhagwandas - (Journalist / Writer / Speaker)
Anita BhagwandasI’m a brand consultant and journalist who has worked with the likes of Freuds, YSL, Dove, Superdrug, Braun, L’Oréal and many more. I’ve been on Woman’s Hour, BBC’s Asian Network and ITV’s This Morning talking all things race, beauty and wellness. My words have also appeared in The Guardian, Guardian Weekend, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Marie Claire, Sunday Telegraph, Esquire, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, i-D, NME and Kerrang! to name but a few.I’m now a Contributing Beauty and Lifestyle Director at Glamour UK alongside my freelance and consultancy work. But I’ve also held some seriously prestigious staff roles in the last ten years too. I was Beauty Director at Stylist and stylist.co.uk leading the digital beauty strategy for the brand and pushing the agenda for inclusive beauty to the max (#skinpositivity, colourism, being fat-shamed at spas – you named it, I covered it.) Prior to this I was Acting Features Director at Stylist, coming up with cover feature concepts and flying across the world to interview CEOs, film directors and celebrities at the drop of a hat. I was also Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire (winning many awards for my investigative beauty journalism and being nominated for a BSME Columnist of the Year) and launching their plus size fashion column. Before that I was the first Beauty & Health Editor at Women’s Health UK, where I also won both Johnson & Johnson’s and Fashion Monitor’s Journalist of the year awards.I started my beauty career at Stylist when the magazine first launched – becoming the figurehead for calling out racism in the beauty industry after a feature I wrote about it went viral. I’ve always been part beauty activist, part journalist – and above all have a passion for using beauty and wellness as a lens for cultural and social commentary.Instagram: @itsmeanitabHost Jamie Neale discussing rituals and habitual patterns in personal and work life. We ask questions about how to become more aware of one self and the world around us, how do we become 360 with ourselves?Host Instagram: @jamienealejnPodcast Instagram: @360_yourselfMusic From Electric Fruit Produced by Tom DalbyComposed by Toby Wright
In this week’s episode we’re joined by Glamour’s Contributing Beauty and Lifestyle Director Anita Bhagwandas to talk about diversity in the industry. We discuss how it’s been embraced and how far we still have to go. Anita shares her own experiences growing up, plus she reveals her tips for getting a career in beauty journalism and what you’d find in her beauty cabinet. As always we‘ll also chat through the most exciting new launches and our beauty team join us with their inside knowledge and recommendations. Hosted by Georgia Dayton and Hollie Brotherton. Follow us on Instagram @houseoffraser See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Outspoken Beauty Live with Jules Von Hep and Anita Bhagwandas
Cher's a busy lady this week so there's a very special one off episode in store for you. This was a recent live recording of The Outspoken Beauty Podcast (in front of an audience of beauty industry insiders....scary!) with the incredible Jules Von Hep and Anita Bhagwandas. The conversation was about the products that mean the most to us and why. From the hand cream that my Mum always uses to the smell that reminds Jules of his ex to the Indian hair product that Anita no longer rejects, these are the beauty products that have a huge emotional resonance in our lives.This episode is proof that beauty is anything but shallow.
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Quintessential Voices: Britain's biggest conversation celebrating women of colour
I catch up with Anita Bhagwandas - former Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire magazine who discusses beauty products for darker skin tones and also her take on being plus-size (http://www.anitabhagwandas.com/about-anita/)