7. Hannah Martin; Make-Up Artist and Social Media Star on Unidentified Eats in China, Dehydrating with Camel Breeders in the Kenyan Desert and Injecting IVF Meds at New York Fashion Week - The Big Travel Podcast

Episode 7
March 6 , 2018

7. Hannah Martin; Make-Up Artist and Social Media Star on Unidentified Eats in China, Dehydrating with Camel Breeders in the Kenyan Desert and Injecting IVF Meds at New York Fashion Week

On this episode Hannah Martin – make-up artist to the stars, YouTube and Instagram star – tells us about travelling on the pro team with Bobbi Brown, negotiating cultural differences in China where her simple solution was to just eat everything yet also opens up about her struggles to become a mum including putting bravely having to inject IVF meds in the middle of New York Fashion Week.

Hannah and The Big Travel Podcast host, Lisa, made a connection some years ago after going through similar struggles with miscarriage and on this episode have a poignant conversation about pregnancy, baby loss and ultimately the joys (and otherwise!) of motherhood. We also ask the question did Hannah or didn’t she do the make up for the Royal Wedding….?

On this episode we cover:

Hannah’s work at Bobbi Brown

Her huge following on YouTube and Instagram

How she cultivated these followers

Posting every day

Being at the tail end of a Millennial

Bypassing IT at school

Taking Instagram seriously

Advice from Jet Set Mama

Being recognised in the street

Being recognised in Paperchase

TV work

Lorraine Kelly

This Morning

Travels with work

Hong Kong

Crazy culture shock experiences in China

The difference in Chinese aesthetics

Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong

Unidentifiable food in Kunming

Eating everything

The juxtaposition of rich and poor

Starbucks mistakes

Accidentally offending the locals

No rice at dinner

Her love of New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham

Partying in New York

Her love of Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown’s new hotel in Jersey

Bobbi Brown’s love of English tea

European holidays with her family

Her first taste of Africa age 19

Landing in a tiny aircraft in the middle of the Kenyan desert

Being lost in said Kenyan desert

Gabra tribesmen

Not having a flushing loo

Driving around Kenya age 18

Killing goats in the middle of the Masai Mara

Whiskey-swigging young drivers in Nairobi

Flirting with danger abroad

Dehydrating in the desert whilst trekking with camel breeders

Maternal mortality and drought wars in the Kenyan Desert

Her husbands family of Missionaries working in famine relief

Babies in car boots

Marrying young

Her struggle to have children

The exhaustion of IVF

Recurrent miscarriage

Losing her much loved mum

Grief

Smuggling IVF needles in her socks at New York Fashion Week

Her surprise natural pregnancy

Maternity leave

Whether to try for number three

The fear of loss again

First Heartbeat, miscarriage documentary

What not to say to someone having a miscarrying

Concealing IVF needles at New York Fashion Week

Miscarrying on the day of her mum’s funeral

The agony of pregnancy scans

Her wonderful surprise baby

Whether to go for number three!

Post-partum feelings

The importance of make-up

Quotes from the Guardian beauty columnist Sali Hughes

How make-up can empower you

The Royal Wedding

Whether she did The Duchess of Cambridge’s make up

Signing non-disclosure agreement

Her love of bridal make-up

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

The next Royal Wedding

Her love of the sunshine

Her love of the Maldives

‘Sod it’ holidays

How travels change with children

Mallorca

Menorca

Ironman races

Lanzarote

How she will always love songs about New York