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#140: Gemma Watts on the business of beauty at Glow Journal

By Jordan Michaelides

Gemma Watts is the Director of Glow Journal Creative, Editor of Glow Journal and all-round skin and beauty analyst. Her wit and wisdom, crafted through a passion for writing and forged at brands such as L’Oréal and Coutouring, have given Gemma a unique set of attributes to pare back the world and business of beauty. Although she’s been around for a while, Gemma is still early in her career and will be someone to watch.

In this episode we covered:

  • Richmond Tigers
  • Growing up & school bullies
  • Her entrepreneurial spirit
  • Working on her writing craft
  • Starting Glow Journal
  • The business of beauty

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SHOW NOTES: 

00:45 – Introduction
02:58 – Taco Bill
04:28 – Richmond Tigers
06:50 – Growing up & earliest memory
09:33 – Parents & school bullies
14:27 – Entrepreneurial spirit
23:40 – Working on her writing craft
32:24 – Couturing, C-Creative & L’Oreal
37:51 – Networking, Glow Journal
43:25 – Tik Tok?
44:23 – Copywriting is key
48:00 – The business of beauty
56:45 – Men’s beauty & skincare routines
01:02:50 – Managing stress
01:05:00 – Keeping private
01:09:07 – Influencing
01:13:04 – Process & research
01:18:50 – Daily routine 
01:19:27 – Drink of choice
01:20:28 – What’s in the fridge
01:21:41 – A book she’d gift
01:22:55 – If she could have a billboard anywhere

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