I lördags var jag i Linköping och träffade vackra och begåvade bloggerskan Linda Hallberg, jag passade då på att ställa några frågor till henne som jag tänkte presentera här :).
Betty Hula came about when 4 friends sat down to make a ointment for another friends chronic eczema. Bored of all of the medical type products out there, Betty Hula was born. With a focus on Honest, natural beauty packaged in unique retro designs and with unique scents that will make our customers smell as good as their skin feels.
Betty Hula aims to bring all of the benefits of Boutique skincare and packaging in convenient shopping locations and without designer prices. Our range is all handmade to ensure the highest quality as is all of our packing to ensure your bathroom looks as good as your skin after using Betty Hula. Over the rest of this year Betty Hula will be releasing a wonder hand cream, lip butters and many more lovely lotions and potions to leave your body and mind feeling soothed, relaxed and rejuvenated.
Betty Hula has been carefully formulated for all skin types but specifically very sensitive skin. Our initial range - Bettys Big Tub of good & The Secret Oil are very specific in their benefits. Bettys big tub of good is a good all round body moisturiser which natural ingredients are combined in such a way as to rejuvenate and rehydrate tired and damaged skin cells even on the most sensitive of skin types leading to repair and protection for the day ahead. The Secret Oil on the other hand is perfect of specific spots of damaged skin or the face. Perfect for reducing stretch marks, wrinkles and overall soothing of skin irritations such as eczema.
by: Alistair Cullen from Betty Hula.
Sîan Sutherland is at top left
Founded in London by 4 beauty experts, Mama Mio is a very personal creation. After many years working in branding and beauty, we developed key products such as Tummy Rub and Boob Tube that just did not exist. We always say we are the most selfish skincare brand in the world because we create solutions for US, for exactly what we need at all our different stages in this wonderful journey of being a woman. Our skincare expertise gives us the know-how, but first and foremost we are 4 women who want to feel good in our skin. So Mama Mio really reflects our own needs and is therefore the very very best that we could possibly make.
Our Mama Mio fans are very varied - many ages, many skin types, many nationalities -but a few things unite them all. They love that we are such a positive brand, that we have a genuine heritage, that we understand what they need and when they need it. They are realists but love using products that are packed with actives. Fundamentally they are women who want to feel more confident in their skin. My favourite quote from a French woman was... 'when I found Mama Mio, I found a sister'. That is the relationship we strive for - open, honest, supportive, caring, positive. Once women try Mama Mio, they become the very best ambassadors you could ever wish for.
Love Your Life Lines - our deep line reducer. I love it for many reasons - it is dual purpose, acting as a repair product plus a reflective minimiser; it has 10 powerful actives to repair and protect so I know it is the very best wrinkle remedy I can possibly use and almost as importantly.. I love the name. It is so positive; not Hate Your Life Lines or Erase Your Life Lines but LOVE Your Life Lines; because they are proof of a live well lived!
Every single Mama Mio product is the absolute highest quality, using powerful ingredients at their maximum recommended level to ensure they really really work. For example, our cellulite cream, Shrink To Fit, is crammed with 9 actives compared to the closest comparable big same priced brand that has only 3.
We also adhere to our own very strict NO NASTIES policy for every product - zero parabens, petrolatum, sulphates, xenoestrogen, pthalates, articifical colourants or synthetic fragrances. If it is a nasty, it is a no, no for Mama Mio so you can rest assured that our skincare is effective but incredibly safe.
An incredible response! It was a totally independent trial on four skincare products and ours came out way above any other with 5/5 and an expert with fat calipers stating that she could measure inch loss on both hips and waist of the tester after 30 days. We have women worldwide calling us, desparate to get a bottle of Get Waisted! We are selling at the tremendous rate of one every 45 seconds on our website. It really really shows the power of the press.
I think the selection is unparalleled. Everything a girl could want from all corners of the globe in one website that gives super-fast delivery and great customer service. Why would you ever visit a high street when you can just cruise round eleven.se and see it all!?
As the Fit Skin brand you can be sure that you will see more products that have our unique combo of excellent skincare plus simple exercises - so you can lift, tighten and tone your skin PLUS lift, tighten and energise the muscles beneath. I love that 2+2=5 approach that gives women the knowhow to help with aging - and an alternative to invasive surgery!
Now this is going to sound strange but I would love Mama Mio to become an amazing example of how to build a business where you dont just focus on the bottom line. We measure the success of our business not by the number of products we have sold or profit made. We measure our success by how many women we have helped to feel more confident; happier with their mirror reflection, at ease with themselves. This makes our whole Mama Mio gang feel so great about what we do. We are also very involved in supporting Look Good, Feel Better, the wonderful Cancer support charity. We want to work even closer with them because their goal of helping women with low confidence at such a traumatic time of their lives is truly inspirational and we love working with them.
We are the skin fitness experts. We believe that whatever your shape, your age or your skin type, if your skin looks FIT, toned, nourished, strong, touchable and glowing, you will feel gorgeous... and if you feel gorgeous, you will look gorgeous! Our goal is to become the most recommended skincare brand in the world; women telling other women that Mama Mio has helped them feel more CONFIDENT in their skin, giving them Fit Skin For Life.
Founding Partner - Chief, Mama Mio Skincare
"High fashion, cheeky, and sophisticated - like us! She has a clear sense of style, a naughty sense of humour, and likes to stand out in a crowd."
"The inspiration for the butter LONDON colour range comes from my own interpretation of what I see happening in fashion. I hang my hat on delivering high fashion nail colours, regardless of how unusual, offbeat, or even downright scary they may appear at first. I've spent 29 seasons at Fashion Week - afterwards, I contemplate what I've seen and designed for specific shows, how it resonates with current street trends, and how to encompass all of that information into a tiny bottle!"
"Fashion itself is a real muse, and I'm extremely fortunate to work with the world's top designers each season at Fashion Week to create bespoke colours. I listen to the designers talk about their collection, and they often send swatches of fabric or inspiring pictures to set the mood. Then I mix several shades as a starting point. Next, we work together, 'tweaking' the shade until it feels perfect."
"Our brand is all about Fashion; bringing high fashion colours to our customers in gorgeous, "dressing table worthy" packaging and safe formulations. Our formulation sets the standard in nails - always 3 free (no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP). We use an extremely high pigment load to produce rich, intense colour. Add to that the backstage design piece I mentioned, and you are looking at one unique company!"