On to Votary . . . how was it founded?
"Charlotte and I were having lunch with a few friends and some of the ladies starting quizzing me on my skin. I explained to them that I had actually been mixing my own facial oils in my kitchen – trying out new combinations on myself.
"Charlotte looked at me in earnest across the table and just said ‘We’re going to do something with that’ – and in typical Charlotte-style, we did!
"I am genuinely passionate about getting people to try cleansing oils. I believe every skin can be transformed with the right facial oil – and this is the very ethos of what we do at Votary."
You have two hours to yourself with to nothing to do with but relaxation on the cards . . . what you are going to do?
"Is the weather lovely in this scenario? If so, you will find me in the garden – it’s my new-found passion and oddly enough, amazing exercise!"
And finally, The 12 . . .
No longer a city! I live in the beautiful Kent countryside
Define your personal style in three words:
Simple, over-the-top and inconsistent
Words to live by:
‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’ – it seems more apt then ever in recent years
What is your favourite aspect of Votary:
I love nearly all of it! But I think the pride I feel when I open the box of a new product that has just launched might come top of the list
Three people you want at your dinner party (and why):
Barack Obama, because I know he would exceed my expectations (but can Michelle come too?) - then my sister and my husband, because they would never forgive me if they didn't get to meet Barack!
Favourite movie or book:
Movie is ‘Gigi’. Book is ‘Love in a cold climate’ by Nancy Mitford
Three things always found in your handbag:
Tissues, portable phone charger, lip balm
When you're not working, we'll find you . . .
In my garden!!
And lastly, what is your advice for someone looking to improve their skincare routine:
Start listening to your own skin – you don't need to be an expert to figure out whether or not something works for you. Keep it simple, natural and unfussy.