Need a good laugh? Head over to Caroline Hirons’ blog, where you’ll giggle your way through some seriously intelligent beauty info and insight. It’s so refreshing to encounter an absolutely authentic (and naturally comedic!) woman blogging about her journey and experience in the beauty industry – and what a journey it is. Caroline is a true beauty expert, who has spent decades in the beauty retail environment (she’s a third-generation beauty industry insider!) and is trained on every skincare and makeup brand you’ve probably ever heard of. That’s why we were beside ourselves when we noticed a few Instagram posts trickle in with our green bottles on her vanity – our products made it across the pond into the hands of British beauty’s finest!
We consider it a very big deal that Caroline is fond of our products, and uses them daily – check out this recent review of our Purifying Cleanser, and her Hall of Fame entry for our Replenishing Nutrient Complex – as she truly knows what’s up when it comes to quality and efficacy. To continue the excitement, we got a chance to pose a little Q&A to Caroline… read on!
What was your aha! beauty moment, when you realized that you wanted to work in beauty professionally?
I took a weekend job for Aveda in Harvey Nichols and knew on my first day that I had found what I wanted to do. I loved everything about it, the customers, the products, the shop floor atmosphere, everything!
Whats your favorite part about working in the beauty industry?
Making brilliant friends with equally passionate people. And the product obviously!
Whats your number one skincare tip that gets you through a busy, hectic day?
Drink water like its going out of fashion. Im talking litres, not glasses. People laugh at me but I continuously have a bottle of water at my side, in my bag, on my desk.
Whats the most common skincare mistake that you see women making?
Spending a fortune on moisturisers whilst cleansing with wipes. Far too many women think moisturiser is their most important purchase, its not even a comfortable third in my book.
Whats one thing (whether it’s a step, or a type of product) that you think we should all incorporate into our skincare routine, no matter our age our skin type?
Cleansing with oils. Nothing foaming, ever. If more people embraced cleansing oil or balm cleansers (sourced from non-mineral oil) a multitude of skin issues would disappear overnight.
Can you tell us about a mistake that you made in your life, and what you learned from it? This could be anything from a disastrous experimental haircut to a career choice.
I honestly dont think of anything as a mistake. It has all led me to my current position. There are people that I would not work for again, if I were given the choice, but everything I have done has made me who I am.
Whats one thing youve felt inspired by recently?
SPRING! The flowers are back! March September is my favourite time of year I literally feel like Im coming out of hibernation!
Its Sunday night and you have a really big week coming up. Whats one thing you do to enjoy your lat weekend hours of freedom, or prep yourself for the days ahead?
I hang out in my kitchen and catch up on my favourite TV shows while planning my diary, drinking endless cups of tea, simultaneously reading all my magazines and blogs. I multitask even when relaxing.
Whats your favorite Tata Harper product, and why?
Are you kidding me? Thats like picking a favourite child! If I absolutely had to, Id go for Replenishing Nutrient Complex, just because its the one product I always have to hand. But leaving out the rest of the range seems so unfair. I would sulk for days.
Author: Tata Harper Team
The team at Tata Harper Skincare is passionate about promoting a modern, health-conscious natural beauty lifestyle that’s committed to safety, honesty and sustainability.