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Self Love, Body Positivity & Motherhood with Laura of Mallows Beauty - The Content Collective

Updated: Jul 5, 2023


S4 Episode 6: Self love, body positivity and the realities of running a business as a mum with Laura of Mallows Beauty

 




 

This guest episode is one of my favourites so far! I had the pleasure of speaking with Laura Mallows from Mallows Beauty and my goodness what a conversation. We dive into Laura's business journey, how her ideas were brought to life, her creative and colourful branding, going viral on TikTok and becoming a mother whilst running her business. She wanted to create a beauty brand that was brutally honest with no filter, all about body positivity, and female empowerment. Having suffered with severe acne Laura became obsessed with researching skincare and spending all her dosh on testing new products so she developed her own! And because she's all about self love she even donates 5% of all profits to mental health charities, what a total boss babe!



[0:53] - Intro

Welcome Laura Mallows from Mallows Beauty to the podcast, a quick introduction to the TikTok sensation!


[2:34] - Where to Start

So many questions to ask Laura but let's start at the beginning of her entrepreneurial journey! She moved back to Wales and decided to start her own skincare brand because of her own journey of acne and the self confidence issues that came alongside that.


[13:45] - How it all Started

Sitting round Laura's dining room table she had her vision and knew how she wanted to kick start it but obviously the pandemic had a huge impact on that, but she did not let that stop her and the brand just went wild!


[24:30] - Owning Your Own Shop

Laura didn't realise how tough owning a shop would actually be, she tells us the struggles, what it means to lose employees you wish you'd kept hold of and how supportive her parents have been throughout.


[30:30] - Going Vegan

Laura is baffled as to why you would put animal products in any skincare products anyway so making her products vegan was always a must for her. It's not only about animals but the environmental impact the products have on the planet and the amount of chemicals put on our skin.


[35:57] - Mallows Products Viral on TikTok

Laura was kind enough to send me some products and my goodness their amazing, we talk in more depth about her products.


[39:53] - Standout Branding

Laura tells us all about her creative and colourful branding and why she decided to go down that route and not follow the norm. She wanted to create a product that she would buy and for similar people like her.


[43:58] - Viral on TikTok

Laura was able to grow on Instagram pretty quickly to start with but that now seems to have slowed and become quite difficult even though her community on Instagram is great but TikTok absolutely catapulted them to the point where it sold out her warehouse!


[50:06] - More Support for Working Mothers

Being a mother to a beautiful daughter, Laura tells us the struggles of being a new mum, only having 3 weeks maternity leave and running a business at the same time.


[59:34] - Mallows Beauty in 2023

Laura tells us what's happening in the Mallows Beauty world this year! Including hopefully securing investment which means a new larger warehouse, building a larger team and creating new products! Watch this space.


[1:01:53] - Three Fundamentals

Laura tells us what three fundamentals she could not live without to run her business, including Ronnie her fiance and business partner.


[1:03:58] - What Does Entrepreneurship Mean to You

Listen to Laura's answer on this final question we ask all our guests on the podcast.



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Lauren xx








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