Pebble Stories // Zoe


Welcome to “Pebble Stories” – a new series where each of us reveal our beauty favourites, top tips and other fun facts about ourselves! Read on for great advice and get to know us a little better.

What inspires you to work in the beauty industry?

I’ve always been a beauty junkie. I remember when I was a young girl, I used to steal my mother’s Chanel perfume and secretly spray it on myself to make me feel more grown up. Over time, I became even more fascinated with the industry and the constantly evolving products on offer, and I soon realised that I wanted to get behind the scenes to understand how exactly these are made and actually be a part of that process – bringing an idea to life and eventually getting that product in store. What’s the saying? Do something you love and you won’t feel like you’ve worked a day of your life.

What’s your “write home about” greatest career highlight?

Honestly, getting my dream job at pebble&co was such a huge achievement for me. Doing a 4 page photoshoot for L’Oreal in my previous job was also a lot of fun.

If you weren’t doing what you are doing, what would you be doing?

Most probably interior design.

What’s next for the beauty industry or what would you like to see created? Product or service

Well that would be giving my secret ideas away, wouldn’t it? However, with people becoming gradually more and more conscious about their wellbeing and what they put inside their bodies, this not only applies to food, but it applies to all the beauty products we put on our skin from make-up to perfume to bath and body products. I would expect that natural, organic, fairtrade, ethical and free-from beauty products will continue to expand and develop, in the hope to achieve the same high level performance that their non-natural competitors achieve.

What phrase / motto do you believe in the most / that you use in your life?

Everything happens for a reason (well, most things!). It helps me feel less disheartened about why something may have not happened the way I had originally hoped it would and that something better will happen because of it.

What is your favourite spa treatment?

A deep cleansing facial – nothing makes my skin feel brighter and more energised.

What products are part of your daily, essential routine?

I have quite a few… but I can’t live without Oskia’s ‘Get Up and Glow’ serum. As my moisturiser, I use Swedish brand M Picaut’s ‘Calming Cocoon Cream’ which is deeply hydrating with avocado oil, coconut oil and wild yam extract. For my hair, I use Aveda’s ‘Damage Remedy’ cream and ‘Dry Remedy’ oil to protect my hair from daily breakage and damage from hair dye. I also try to moisturise my body daily and Korres’ ‘Water Lily Bodymilk’ is my favourite at the moment.

What super power would you most like to have?

A time machine, so as soon as it rains I could freeze time and transport myself to the beach.

What is your one desert island beauty product and why?

Coconut oil because you can use it for almost everything – face and body moisturiser, make-up remover, hair treatment and eating it provides endless benefits to your health too. An edible beauty product – my two favourite things in one!

Who is your beauty guru or icon that you look to for inspiration and advice?

I have a bit of a girl crush on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Her perfect hair… and lips… and facial structure… and, well, everything. Her make-up is always done beautifully yet appears so natural and effortless. I also admire how she’s evolved from being a model to a business savvy woman in both the fashion and beauty industry, creating her own lines of lingerie, make-up and fragrance.

Do you have a secret beauty tip you can share?

My lips are prone to getting dry, whatever the weather. So I exfoliate my lips daily, applying lip balm and gently scrubbing them with a toothbrush. It leaves them feeling incredibly soft and smoothe.

What are your top beauty boosting foods?

Warm lemon water with turmeric and cider vinegar first thing in the morning. Whilst the lemon is alkalizing and the turmeric is full of anti-flamatory properties, the vinegar helps to balance bacteria in the gut leading to healthier looking skin.

What is your guilty culinary pleasure that you’d never admit to?

Chilli Doritos. Sssh. I am obsessed.

What is your signature fragrance and how do you wear it?

I’ve recently fallen for Byredo’s Mojave Ghost. It’s one of those scents that last all day long, so I tend to apply a couple of spritz in the morning to my neck and wrists and by the afternoon, it’s still lingering on my skin. It’s delicate, fresh and musky – the perfect scent that can be worn day and night.

What’s your signature dance move?

I really can’t say I have any dance moves to be particularly proud of, but I’m sure I’ve embarrassingly attempted many in my time!

If you could be transported each weekend to the same destination, where would we find you?

Tulum in Mexico. It’s absolute paradise. If you go, head to Posado Margharita for dinner and Be Tulum to sleep.

What are your can’t-go-on-holiday-without products?

Too many! I really struggle limiting myself on holiday as I seem to think that I will need EVERYTHING but Sacha Juan’s ‘Hair in the Sun’ and ‘Hair After the Sun’ are brilliant and really protect your mane after spending hours basking in the sunshine. Murad’s ‘Oil Free Sunscreen’ is also a winner – it’s protective yet light, and doesn’t leave that greasy layer on your skin.

What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever been given and who gave it to you?

Put anti-ageing serum on your burnt bits on your body to keep your skin looking as youthful as possible! From my very wise colleague Tori Snowball.

What’s your karaoke knock out song?

Pretty much every Spice Girl song that’s ever been created.



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