Introducing today's #ForteFemale the talented Freelance Social & Strategy Consultant, Sophie Blowfield. Sophie's impressive career has seen her hold positions such as Head of Social & Content with The White Company, Soap & Glory and Charlotte Tilbury. Her recent clients include La Perla, L'Oréal, BYBI Beauty, By Terry and Lisa Eldridge. On top of all that, Sophie co-founded her own diversity and inclusion platform, La Norme, which launched in 2019.
Where are you dreaming of travelling to?
The Greek Islands, Kos and Mykonos for the laid back and chilled vibes and later in the year Mauritius, which is just one of the most beautiful places in the world. I'm also craving the Maldives again, which is just divine.
What is the first restaurant you are hoping to go to post lockdown 3.0?
I love eating out, whether that be in local small owned businesses like a lot of the East London restaurants that are close to me or at The Club at The Ivy Restaurant - I think it will be the latter.
What is your favourite spa or wellness space?
What is the first beauty treatment you'll have post lockdown 3.0?
A haircut, it has been months! Also I'd very much like my brows threaded again; you just can't beat that fresh threaded brow look.
What helps you get to sleep if you are wired but tired?
I'm actually very good at getting to sleep, but if I'm finding it hard to unwind. I like to read or do 10 minutes of gratitude meditation before bed.
What is your skincare regime (morning and evening)?
In the morning, I'll cleanse with a gentle cleanser, then apply eye cream (always) and a gentle moisturiser. I'm not religious about toning and in the summer I will layer up on SPF.
In the evening, I love to take more time with my routine so I'll double cleanse if I've had makeup on using my Foreo, followed by eye cream, moisturiser, a retinol and a light overnight oil or night cream.
Do you have one evening or more a week where you spend time masking/pampering? What do you do?
Nearly every evening is a pamper evening when it comes to my skincare! I think it's so important.
Any skincare advice for our readers?
Get to know your skin, everyone is so different and what works for one skin type won't work for the next.
Any advice for aspiring female entrepreneurs?
If you can, do what you love. Always be passionate and get to know your business inside and out.
What's your favourite:
That's a super tough one, as I have way too many. I've recently enjoyed 'Born A Crime' by Trevor Noah and 'Mediocre' by Ijeoma Oluo. Also, anything by Yuval Noah Harari is always a favourite, he is such an amazing writer.
'Amend: The Fight for America' on Netflix is an essential watch for everyone in these times.