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 comedian, radio host, author and Priceline Ambassador, Tanya Hennessy. You may have heard her voice on radio, seen one of her brilliant videos on social media, or maybe even caught her earlier this year on I'm A Celebrity! Get Me Out Of Here Australia. She went viral seemingly overnight in 2017 after posting a parody video called 'Everyday Makeup Tutorial'. But the story of her career and where she got to today started long before then and in an era obsessed with internet and overnight success, hers is a fascinating one. We talked cutting her own 'Rachel' haircut as a teen, the $12 mascara she claims is better than Dior's, and her funny and refreshing take on the self help genre with her second and brand new book, Help Self, out today.
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