Business, Beauty & Babies

with Briony Kennedy

How I Started Adorn Cosmetics

I’m sharing the story of how I started and grew Adorn Cosmetics. From filling up makeup pots on my kitchen floor, dealing with often harsh judgement from other women, and digging myself out of heavy debt, I’m revealing all the tears and triumphs it took to get Adorn to where it is today.

How to be an Effective Leader

How would you console a colleague if they had a tantrum? What excuse would you give your five year old if they asked why next year’s sales projections were late? It’s strange to imagine competing worlds overlapping, but how we react to demands, challenges and responsibilities in both intertwine. In this episode, I reveal how you can step into work and home like a good leader: for your kids, colleagues, and yourself.

How to Build a Personal Brand

We’ve all thought it: I want to make something out of myself. So, we start brainstorming. We ask ourselves, what we could do? We might tell our friends, start a Google drive and make a few contacts but somewhere between the commas and calls, we stagger. Self-doubt, money, and life continue blocking us at every corner until we talk ourselves into stopping. 

How We Can Practice Self-Care

For so many of us, the idea of self-care has become synonymous with massages, red wine and retail therapy. It causes us to feel wracked with guilt and consumed with anxiety over spending time away from our family, or dabbling in our vices. But, for me, the notion of self-care has become a necessity for my survival.

Luxury Without the Guilt

In this episode, I reveal how the beauty industry contributes to waste and how we as consumers can be more environmentally conscious. I also share how we can stick to our values despite the naysayers and how I educate my children about their environmental impact.

My Guide to Ethical Skincare

Skincare can be overwhelming. As women, we can spend so much time and money buying the ‘best’ products out there to achieve healthy clean skin, only to be left disappointed. Briony knows what it’s like to be on both sides which is why this episode she demystifies skincare once and for all. She shares her routine for clear skin, the ins and outs of ethical skincare, and her tips on achieving that healthy glow.

Navigating Fear & Comparison in the World of Beauty and Business

The rise of social media means that we now have more opportunities than ever to pursue our passions and make a living. But as I reveal in today’s episode, the glossy facade you see online can often be too good to be true.

Who is Briony Kennedy

In this very first episode, I'm going back to the start of my ten-year journey and sharing the experiences and lessons that got me to where I am today.