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RADIO TONI, September 29, 2021

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Guest, Wendy Nowell-Usticke, More is less with Slow beauty

RADIO TONI with Toni Lontis

Let me tell you about our guest today, Wendy Nowell-Usticke, whose interview is titled – More is less with Slow beauty

Wendy has a track record of over 30 years in the beauty industry. She co-founded make up brand Thin Lizzy, New Zealand’s number 1 Makeup brand in Pharmacy for 15 years.

After experiencing first-hand adverse reaction to environmental stress and aggressive actives in specialized skincare, not to mention the pile of  landfill waste it created, Wendy founded Corbin Rd in 2019.

Liberate your skin with slow beauty

It begins on Corbin Road

A quiet road on the outskirts of Hawke’s Bay surrounded by rolling hills, busy birdlife and free-ranging animals, Corbin Road was an idyllic place to grow up. My sisters and I spent our days outside on the farm roaming in the sun and down by the creek. Back then, life was simple.

Fast forward 30 years or so and I was living the life many of us do; hectic work schedules, frantic days and social lives of moderate excess. I made it through, but my skin didn’t. I had joined the aging rat-race. My adult years were spent trying every skincare product that promised me the complexion of a cover model. And I don’t do things by halves. The result was irritated, inflamed and stressed skin that needed a break and the chance to breathe.

Corbin Rd. was born from the idea that we can do more with much less. I want us to approach beauty like the slow fashion movement; buy what you need, choose quality and create less waste. We’ve created a simplified skincare approach using clean beauty ingredients that are kind to your skin and kind to the planet. Our range is designed to achieve healthy, strong and radiant skin, no matter what your age.

Wendy Nowell-Usticke

Let's start the show with her favorite quote - There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. Michelle Obama

Good afternoon, Wendy and welcome to Radio Toni. Every Day, business, so glad to have you here with us today.

  1. Let's start with you and your story; if it's ok, can you share a little of your life with our listeners.

  2. What got you to this point in time and particularly the change from the iconic Thin Lizzy brand?

  3. I love the story behind the name Corbin Road, can you tell us more?

  4. Wendy what was happening in your life when your skin was being problematic?

  5. Was this the first time you had had trouble with your skin?

  6. Did any of the high-end products your tried help calm you skin?

  7. Tell me about some of the ingredients you tried when you embarked on your clean beauty path?

  8. Was it at that same time you had a moment of “consciousness” around waste?

  9. Do you remember that moment when the inspiration for Corbin Rd ignited to the brilliant simplicity of brand it is today?

  10. The whole lot less “concept” has been a game changer for Corbin Rd hasn’t it?

  11. Let’s talk ingredients? With out giving away everything what’s in the products?

  12. The packaging is simple beautiful? Tell me about your processes around the packaging?

  13. You have a special offer for listeners don’t you what is that?

  14. How do people connect with you Wendy and more importantly how do people get this amazing skin care?

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Toni Lontis

Radio Toni is hosted by Toni Lontis, author of Resilience – Memoir of a broken little girl discovering a women of strength and beauty. She is Australia’s rising talkback radio queen, who is not afraid to facilitate interviews across the more difficult conversations of our day, bringing her brand of social consciousness to the airwaves.

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