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Speak From the Body

Nov 6, 2019

This episode is with Kristen Arnett, talking about natural, non-toxic and organic beauty. Kristen is an international make-up artist with over 20 years experience. She specializes in educating people about green beauty. Elle magazine described her as a ‘Green Leader’. As well as working with celebrities and models, Kristen teaches regular people to do their makeup, especially women in their 40s and 50s


  • Kristen developed an interest in the transformative nature of make up from 13
  • Shifting into a new expression of who you are
  • Selling makeup in retail, interning for a teacher of theatrical and cinematic makeup, product development
  • Aged 26 she left her corporate job to travel internationally as a makeup artist
  • Therapy was part of the process to get to the next stage of life- within 2 years of a visioning exercise she ended up working in Milan
  • Struggling with acne as a teenager and using harsh medication initially. Then following an elimination diet, she realized how food impacted her body
  • With a whole food diet, her skin cleared up
  • She met model, May Lindstrom (who now has a successful skincare brand), who encouraged her to simplify her skin routine and use less toxic makeup
  • Changing her kit to being more ‘green’
  • Making specific content for over 40s and 50s, a demographic that is often overlooked in beauty
  • Your beauty products shouldn’t make you unwell
  • The lack of privately funded studies that can highlight the issues with specific ingredients
  • Kristen’s toxic ingredient glossary and ‘Toss the toxins toolkit’
  • Look at the first few ingredients on a product - if it’s water, it needs a strong preservative system and is a diluted version. Does it have foaming agents such as sodium lauryl sulfate?
  • Be wary of brands that have all the natural ingredients at the bottom of the list
  • Greenwashing brands
  • Beauty for self-deprecation, or self-celebration
  • Loving touch whilst you do your beauty routine, increasing joy
  • “Ooze love through your fingers”
  • Enhancing with makeup
  • Makeup is an opportunity for you to play
  • “Be and feel beautiful”
  • How gratitude affects wellbeing
  • Anti-aging marketing - we’re all getting older and that’s normal!
  • Honoring the stages of life that we are at
  • 5 Minute confidence booster
  • The effects of botulinum toxin injections in the skin
  • Laugh lines are proven to make people seem more approachable
  • The risks of injectables and surgery
  • Life-force is beautiful 



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Twitter  @kristenarnettgb

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Confidence booster