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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

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"I talk to people who are smarter than me, so we can learn."In this podcast, we hear from expert guests who can offer accessible insight into everything from starting a business, managing mental health, looking after your physical health, managing your time and more. No topic is off-limits. Whether you're curious about meditation, self-help, sex, entrepreneurship, the latest beauty trend etc, it's all here...Hosted by broadcaster Emma Gunavardhana - a writer with nearly 20 years experience - The Emma Guns Show aims to inform, empower, inspire and entertain.Find out more at http://emmagunavardhana.com

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Great podcast

By boclit - Feb 11 2020
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I recently discovered this podcast and really enjoy the content. But the mmm and hmm sounds in reply to the first speaking is really annoying and distracting.

Interesting and uplifting

By glenwh - Mar 20 2019
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Fun, intelligent, introspective and educational.

iTunes Ratings

242 Ratings
Average Ratings
223
8
7
1
3

Great podcast

By boclit - Feb 11 2020
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I recently discovered this podcast and really enjoy the content. But the mmm and hmm sounds in reply to the first speaking is really annoying and distracting.

Interesting and uplifting

By glenwh - Mar 20 2019
Read more
Fun, intelligent, introspective and educational.
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The Emma Guns Show

Latest release on Feb 23, 2020

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Rank #1: Nadine Baggott Pt 1: Honesty, feminism and #antisocialmedia

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If you want an honest answer about pretty much anything to do with beauty then speak to Nadine Baggott. She has an encyclopaedic beauty knowledge and I've never asked her a questions she hasn't known the answer to. You'll see what I mean when you listen to the show...

We cover a lot of ground in this episode, but Nadine references a BRILLIANT article which you can read in full here --> Generation Y

We talk about the cult of contouring, what beauty buys you should and shouldn't spend your money on and why being yourself is so crucial. The latter is while you'll never find her images filtered or tinkered with...

Nadine shares with me what it was like being thrust into the spotlight via a hugely popular ad campaign ten years ago - it went viral before we knew what viral was, and what it's like to be in touch with her legion of fans via her YouTube channel The Beauty Know It All

We also talk about what it's like interviewing celebrities and what we've learned from coming face-to-face with the A-list. Is it as exciting as one may think..?

You can follow Nadine on Twitter @NadineBaggott on Facebook at Nadine Baggott The Beauty Know It All and she's also on instagram @nadinebaggott.

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Jun 05 2016

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Rank #2: Caroline Hirons, Nadine Baggott & Trinny Woodall | Unedited & Unfiltered

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This is what happens when you get @carolinehirons @nadinebaggott and @trinnywoodall together in a room with the tape recording...

Unedited and unfiltered we put the world to rights, well, some of it at least...


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Nov 18 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #3: Lily Pebbles | Friendship, Entrepreneurship & Honesty.

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Lily Pebbles (@lilypebbles) joins me for a conversation that covers everything from pursuing your dreams and turning them into a business, female friendship and her new book The F Word and much more...


Tune in to hear how Lily's hobby, started in 2010, is now very much a business in 2018, how she has, and will continue to, evolve online and how important the supportive community of bloggers is to her.


To watch Lily on YouTube Lily Pebbles.


To read Lily's website Lily Pebbles.


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Apr 22 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #4: Jen Sincero: Badassery, Spiritual Gyms & the Universe.

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Jen Sincero (@jensincero) is success coach and #1 NY Bestseller Author who joins me on the podcast to breakdown the barriers that can prevent us from living our best lives - and making money. Her books You Are a Badass (How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life) and You Are a Badass at Making Money have spent over a year in the New York Times Bestseller list and inspired millions to take steps towards a better life. 

In this conversation Jen talks about being motivated and staying realistic, how to create a daily practise to help you get to where you want to be, why changing your vocabulary can make all the difference and why we should be afraid of rejection.

Also in this episode...

I went to the launch of Hair by Sam McKnight at Liberty and fell in love with his Cool Girl Texturising spray and bumped into superstar colourist Nicola Clarke, makeup artist to the stars Mary Greenwell, Jo Elvin, Edwina Ings-Chambers and Susannah Taylor.

I also sang some Stevie Nicks with Caroline Hirons because I was wearing some hippy-vibe tassels. What?!

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Jun 18 2017

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Rank #5: Estée Lalonde | Leaning into Life

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Estée Lalonde (@estéelalonde) joins me in this episode to talk about, among many other things, love, life, relationships, friendships, being a business woman and a whole lot more...

Estée Lalonde for Daisy Jewellery.

Estée Lalonde

Estée's podcast On The Line.

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Mar 24 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #6: Caroline Hirons: Rock, Reputation and Being Heard

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Rock chicks of the world unite! Caroline and I met at a Mötley Crüe concert, which is why this show starts, not with a deep-dive into all things skincare, but a reverie of our favourite rock bands - and rock gods. We talk about the concerts we were both at in the 1980s, the rock stars that make us go weak at the knees and Caroline's incredible backstage experiences... Music aside, Caroline is famous in the beauty world for her no-nonsense approach to skincare - an objective approach earned from over thirty years in the industry. Her reviews have the ability to sell-out product - dubbed 'The Caroline Hirons Effect' - and leave the shelves of major beauty retailers completely bare. She has worked on the shop floor, has consulted for years with brands and has probably had something to do with the creation of many of the products living in your bathroom cabinet right now. 

Because, who doesn't love an instagram story..?

Caroline is someone I've admired for a while, not least because she seems true to and at ease with herself. When she speaks people listen and I wanted to unpick when she realised her voice was one that was being heard by a huge audience, as well as by the upper echelons of the industry. As she says in the show, having spent years in corporate business, realising that her true voice was one that was influential felt great. It's a responsibility she doesn't take lightly and Caroline is a bit like your best friend and your mum - and perhaps that's why she's garnered such a massive global audience who really trust her. Her website www.carolinehirons.com is a portal reviews, advice and must-read 'cheat sheets' and you can follow her on instagram @carolinehirons and twitter @carolinehirons.

Pic credit: Dan Kennedy

Caroline launched her first ever skincare product this year - Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse, £24, and I ask her whether we can expect more products and innovations with her name on it... We also chat about acne and her tips for how to handle it and why it's such an emotional issue. As a qualified facialist Caroline talks about intuition and about the times either putting her hands on someone's skin or seeing something she thought was suspicious has possibly saved lives. 

Caroline also started the non-profit initiative Give & Makeup that aims to get everyday essentials into the hands of the women and children who need them. Whilst composing a blog post on beauty essentials Caroline started thinking about the people who have nothing, found this page on the Refuge website, scrapped the blog post and created the initiative. If you want to donate cosmetics, toiletries, clothes and childrens' clothes follow this link >> how to donate

Finally, if you want Caroline to return for a second instalment of the show then email me at thebeautypodcast@gmail.com or tweet me @emmaguns using #EGpodcast. Enjoy! EG xx

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Mar 05 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: Bianca del Rio | Drag, Humour and meeting your idols.

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Bianca del Rio (@biancadelrio), Roy Haylock, joins me for an hour of rip-roaring chat including, but not limited to, his own particular brand of humour, navigating the complexities of reality TV, being true to who you are, understanding that everything is temporary and how to not take things too seriously.

Links from the show:

Blame it on Bianca de Rio the book.

Hurricane Bianca on Netflix

Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate on Netflix

The Bianca Remover

RuPaul's Drag Race seasons 2-6 on HayU.

RuPaul's Drag Race seasons 8-10 on Netflix.

For Bianca del Rio merchandise.

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Sep 22 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #8: Caggie Dunlop: Happiness, Creativity and Podcasting.

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Caggie Dunlop(@caggiesworld) joins me in this episode to talk about her creativity, starting her podcast Girl's Guide to the Galaxy and life after a reality show. You may recognise Caggie from Made in Chelsea, but as she reveals in this episode, she always had 'one foot out of the door' and I ask her about not being seduced my the lure of step-and-repeats, showbiz parties and being headline news. 

We also talk about her creativity as a songwriter, poet and filmmaker and her issues with anxiety, how she's used meditation to overcome it and why it was important for her to talk about it on her podcast. 

Self-sabotage and how to not lose yourself in a relationship as does the subject of really great coffee. 

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Sep 24 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #9: Dr Dennis Gross Returns | Listener Q&A

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Dr Dennis Gross (@drdennisgross) returns to the show to answer listener questions. All questions were submitted in the Facebook Forum for the podcast and all you have to join is click here -- The Emma Guns Show Forum.

Products mentioned:

*Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, from £16.50.

*Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula, from £16.50.

*Dr Dennis Gross Spectralite, £172.

*Dr Dennis Gross at Space NK.

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To follow me on social media >> Twitter | Instagram.

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Feb 06 2019

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Rank #10: Trinny Woodall: Stacks, authenticity and burnout

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Trinny Woodall joins me in this episode of the show to talk about:

  • Her range of stackable makeup Trinny London
  • Finding her authentic voice
  • Being a social media superstar - watch her Facebook lives here >> Trinny Woodall Facebook
  • Avoiding burnout
  • Learning lessons from, and not being felled, by failure
  • Bringing a new concept to the beauty industry
  • Being a businesswoman and what that really means...
  • The role her social media followers played in helping her develop her range
  • Polarising opinion and much more...

Find your personalised Trinny London colours here >> MATCH2ME

 

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Nov 26 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #11: Gretchen Rubin

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Gretchen Rubin is a New York Times best-selling author and podcaster who specialises on the subjects of habits and happiness. She joins me on this episode to talk about her new book The Four Tendencies:The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too).

In this episode we talk about the changes she made in her own life to be happier, what it's like being the poster girl for 'happiness', her podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, which has been downloaded more than 30 millions times and much more.

To take The Four Tendencies quiz, click here >> THE FOUR TENDENCIES QUESTIONNAIRE.

If you want to discuss anything from this episode with other listeners then why not join the NEW Facebook Group The Emma Guns Show: The Forum?

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Dec 17 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: Hannah Martin | Growing, Learning & Moving On

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Hannah Martin (@hannahmartinmakeup) joins me on the show to talk about leaving her high profile job in beauty to go it alone... From understanding her value to forging ahead on her own terms, it's an inspiring insight from one of the best in the business.

Watch Hannah on YouTube.

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Apr 20 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #13: Sam Chapman | Depression, Perspective and the Future

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In February 2018 Sam Chapman (@pixiwoos) posted a video to the Pixiwoo YouTube channel where she revealed she had been diagnosed with depression. In this episode we talk about what life has been like since being diagnosed, what has changed, what has improved and how it has changed her perspective on everything from her friendships to her work to her family.

Expect an incredibly honest and open conversation where we both share our experiences with depression and it becomes clear that no two depressions are exactly the same...

If you are struggling with depression, low mood or your mental health, please visit your GP or visit Mind.org.

Also in this episode:

Axl Rose @axlrose

Gemma Collins magazine interview: Gemma Collins.

Ari Shaffir (@arishaffir) talking to Joe Rogan (@joerogan) about his experience of depression on The Joe Rogan Experience.

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Jul 07 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Nadine Baggott Returns | Celebrity Stories

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Nadine Baggott returns to the podcast, but it's not another skincare extravaganza... In this episode we talk about the celebrities we've interviewed, the mishaps we've had in the presence of the A-list and what we've learned from years as 'nobodies' at red carpet events.

Nadine is the oracle on all things skincare so do make sure you're following her on her channels:

Nadine on Youtube

Nadine on Instagram

Nadine's Facebook Group

Nadine on Twitter

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May 04 2019

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Rank #15: Estée Lalonde & Nadine Baggott | Listener Qs and Truth Bombs.

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By popular demand, Estée Lalonde and Nadine Baggott return to the podcast - this time together. In this show we answer listener questions, get distracted by near-naked models and shoot the breeze...

Follow Estée:

Estée Lalonde on Twitter @EstéeLalonde Instagram @EstéeLalonde YouTube Estée Lalonde Estée's podcast You're on the Line.

Follow Nadine:

Nadine on Twitter @nadinebaggott Instagram @nadinebaggott YouTube Nadine Baggott

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Aug 17 2019

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Rank #16: Chico Shigeta: Cleansing, Facial Massage and Your Best Skin

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In this episode of The Emma Guns Show I’m joined by expert facialist Chico Shigeta who talks to me about her incredible career, how she perfected her massage technique that lifts and tones skin, the best cleanser textures for your website and her collaboration with Philips VisaPure Advanced - the 3-in-1 device that delivers a salon-worthy facial massage in the comfort of your own home.

For more details about Chico Shigeta visit >> Chico Shigeta.

For more details about Philips VisaPure Advanced visit >> VisaPure Advanced.

To follow Philips on social instagram >> Philips.

This episode is sponsored by Philips Visa Pure Advanced.

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Nov 01 2017

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Rank #17: Chloe Brotheridge: Anxiety, Meditation and Being kind to yourself.

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Anxiety affects nearly a quarter of the population and as it's a topic that has come up more than once during podcasts with my guests I felt it was time to dig a little deeper into the topic. While it's completely normal to experience anxiety you may not be aware that you have it. Instead you may feel as though you're just highly stressed, a bit hormonal or just going through a rough patch. I've spoken on this podcast before about anxiety with guests including Luke Hersheson and Pixiwoo's Sam and Nic, as well as my own struggles, and in realising this was a much bigger issue was keen to speak to an expert on the subject. Chloe Brotheridge has written the book The Anxiety Solution, which is a really important read whether you suffer with anxiety yourself, or know someone who does. As well as detailing her own experiences with anxiety and panic attacks the book also offers realistic solutions to bringing down your anxiety levels as well as the comfort of reassuring you that you're not alone. 

In this podcast we talk about Chloe's book, her own experiences with anxiety, how to spot the warning signs that you're not just stressed, how to help someone you know through anxiety and the benefits of meditation and yoga. 

Chloe's website www.calmer-you.com provides another resource with links to helpful sites as well as a downloadable meditation and details of her upcoming events, as well as how to get in touch with her. 

I hope you find this podcast helpful. Leave comments on the page here, over on twitter @emmaguns or you can email me at thebeautypodcast@gmail.com

In this week's introduction:

My review of the Kerastase Aura Botanica range and Redken's No Blow Dry NBD for Fine Hair - the results have been seriously impressive. I also went to the launch of Abigail James' new book Love Your Skin and have been inundated with queries about the ring I was wearing in one of my instastories. Click on the pictures to find them online. 

Redken No Blow Dry NBD, £10.85.

Love Your Skin, £20 - Amazon.

Kerastase Aura Botanica, £14.80.

Lisa Snowdon Arrow Ring, £59.65.

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May 21 2017

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Rank #18: Trinny Woodall Returns | When do you know you've reached success?

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Trinny Woodall is an entrepreneur, writer, presenter, business owner and mother who returns to the podcast to tell me how her beauty brand, Trinny London, has grown and developed since her last visit to the podcast - Trinny Woodall | Stacks, Authenticity and Burnout.

We also discuss spirituality, bringing back the phone call, being honest, excesses, failure, entrepreneurship, mental health and much more...

Click here for the Trinny London Match2Me service.

The book I mention that has changed my relationship with food is Brain over Binge by Kathryn Hansen.

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Jan 05 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: Daniel Sandler: Creating beauty icons, the power of transformation and getting on with it...

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Daniel Sandler (@danielsandler) is the creator of the beauty icon Watercolour Blush and one of the most prominent names in the beauty industry. His career spans over 20 years and in this episode of the show we go right back to where it all began. 

Daniel tells me about his freckly teen years in London and how he dove into make-up for its ability to transform. We talk about his career working on some of the most iconic faces in fashion, being in the mix during the 90s and the era of the supermodel and how he turned his passion for 'naturally glamorous' make-up into his hugely successful product line. 

Daniel is incredibly wise and I could listen to him all day, not just because of his story-telling, honesty and experience, but because he has a voice as smooth as a cup of Cuban coffee. 

If you enjoy the show please do head over to iTunes where you can leave me a 5-star rating and a review.

Alternatively you can get in touch with the show at emmagunavardhana.com where you can email me and sign up for my regular newsletter.

Enjoy.

EG xx

 

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Aug 01 2016

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Rank #20: Kate Somerville | Enjoying the 'ups' and learning from the 'downs'.

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Kate Somerville is a skincare expert, brand owner and motivational speaker who joins me on the show to talk about her career in beauty. The story starts with Kate learning to manage her own eczema, becoming the A-list's secret weapon to beautiful skin and has evolved into one of the world's biggest and most respected skincare brands. Plus, there's tequila.

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Nov 17 2019

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