Jessica Vander Leahy - Model, Journalist and Presenter
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Jessica Vander Leahy - Model, Journalist and Presenter

Beauty Island acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Hello and welcome to Beauty Island, the award-nominated beauty podcast that celebrates life and lipstick.

I'm your host, beauty journalist, Brittany Stewart.

If you're new here or you just need a recap: Each episode, I sit down with a guest and ask them about the 8 beauty products that have a special memory or meaning for them. The ones they'd take to a desert island, or Beauty Island, that I am sending them off too.

Maybe it's the first beauty product they ever bought, the one that gives them their signature look, or the perfume that instantly sparks a memory of a special place or person.

Along the way we find out more about their life, career and the people and events that have shaped them into who they are today.

Today, my guest is model, journalist and presenter Jessica Vander Leahy. The founder of Project Womenkind and the creator of podcast The Affirmation Project, Jess has so many strings to her bow, is smart, funny and extremely talented. We talked about taking a softer approach to skin and saving those stingy serums, the body positive campaign she started that went viral, tokenism in the Australian modelling industry, her on-hand in-flight essentials, and why it's up to all of us to create the media we want to see.

If you enjoy this episode, please rate and write a review on Apple Podcasts or subscribe on Spotify if you haven't already. Or recommend to a friend or many friends, by sharing a screenshot on your Instagram story. Don't forget to tag @beautyislandpodcast so I can see. As an independent podcaster, those things really help more people discover the podcast so I can keep making it for you! I also have a regular beauty newsletter called It's A Beauty.

Now, over to Jess. Enjoy.

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Products mentioned

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream: https://bit.ly/3dAWZ4I

Cacharel Lou Lou: https://bit.ly/2xB85FI

Natural Glow Bronzer

Shea Butter Jamaican Castor Oil Mask: https://bit.ly/2HhJs65

Chance by Chanel: https://bit.ly/3dCslYC

Daisy by Marc Jacobs: http://bit.ly/2EfmZ5n

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil: https://bit.ly/3dEi5ir

Mecca To Save Face Facial Sunscreen SPF30:

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