| GEORGINA ALEXANDRA |
I’m really excited to share this interview from my gorgeous friend Georgina with you! As someone who is also passionate about natural beauty and using non-toxic products, I absolutely love her message ‘glow from the inside out and outside in’, and the way that she inspires women to feel empowered and incredible within themselves. She believes that in order to truly glow, it’s not just about looking beautiful- we need to look further inside ourselves, and I couldn’t agree more!
Georgina Alexandra was founded on the philosophy to empower, educate and inspire women on their journey of being naturally beautiful through her knowledge and talent using Natural Organic Beauty products.
Educate women on the importance of healthy skin, makeup and toxic-free products to suit their life. Inspire women to make the switch to Natural Organic Beauty products and Empower women’s confidence to sparkle and shine from the inside out and outside in.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO JUST GO FOR IT, AND START LIVING THE LIFE YOU LOVE? WAS THERE A TURNING POINT OR AN ‘A-HA’ MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU REALISED YOU NEEDED TO MAKE THE CHANGE?
Well most people in this holistic, healthy lifestyle industry have an a-ha moment and to be completely honest I didn’t have one, it was more like things just flowed from trial, error and passion.
I didn’t know what I wanted to do once I left school 7 years ago, I tried so many things from real estate to travel agent, but the one thing I knew was I have always been very creative and hands on, I like to always try something new and different.
I enrolled in a makeup course and absolutely fell in love with the freedom to create something beautiful and most importantly work with women, building up their confidence and making them feel a million dollars! This is the most rewarding part.
I have been brought up in a very healthy lifestyle, mum has always had vegie patches and we always had the healthiest meals on the table. Coming from a family of background in the fitness industry, I knew the importance of a health however, I was always reaching and striving to be skinny (instead of healthy) for most of my adolescence.
It got to a point, after travelling the world and meeting my husband to be Nick, where I was like you know what, I am comfortable with who I am and let’s see what other healthy switches I can make instead of sweating myself out in the gym to get ‘skinny’.
Nick and I went travelling around Australia for 6 months and in those 6 months of living out of our truck with our tent on top, no makeup, no luxuries, nothing but the open road, red dust and us – I knew there had to be a healthier way to live toxic free (because that is what we were basically doing).
That would have to be the defining moment of my business, living with no makeup on and really getting to know my skin and habits which is why I branched out to Natural Organic Products and I am now living such a healthy lifestyle, inside out and outside in.
HOW IS YOUR LIFE DIFFERENT NOW AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
I am now educating women, which is the most satisfying and rewarding part of my philosophy. I am doing incredible, beautiful makeovers with products that are healthy for us. I am helping women feel incredibly beautiful in a healthy rewarding way for both them and me!
Life is different for two reasons. Firstly, I am building a brand that represents me and my ethos, and because I am growing and learning the business I am also growing and learning my strengths. Secondly, my life is so busy, busy in a good way, I am growing and learning how to balance a full time job and also the growth of my own business.
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST FEAR OR BLOCK (EMOTIONAL, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL) THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE, AND HOW DID YOU BREAK THROUGH IT?
I am still on my journey, I still have ups and downs – I still have times where I doubt myself or drop my meditation practice because I have the mindset of ‘I can’t be bothered’.
My greatest fear was ‘how would everyone else respond?’. How could my business be different to all the other girls out there who are also makeup artists? At the end of the day I am a makeup artist, whether it is a Natural Organic Makeup Artists or just a ‘makeup artist’ but I have chosen to see it to educate women on a personal level. Tailor-make an experience for them.
How I overcame it was to be grateful and humble from every experience, wedding, 21st, engagement party, shoot, whatever the purpose may be – I was the makeup artist they chose for their big day and I am so proud of myself.
HOW DID OPENING UP AND ‘BEING AUTHENTICALLY YOU’ AFFECT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU OR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM?
At the beginning people thought of it as a gimmick, but when I started to show what I can do and what Natural Organic products can do, I started to get such a positive response.
I was just trusting in myself and investing in my dreams. If anything, it has created incredible relationships in a positive way because friends and family know my ‘WHY’ and I have been able to prove that to myself that my ‘why’ is authentic because my business is growing rapidly.
DID YOU FACE ANY JUDGEMENTS OR CRITICISMS, WHETHER FROM YOURSELF OR OTHERS?
HUGE! I face it every day! Every time I say I am a ‘makeup artist’ I get ‘oh good’ response and I can feel they are just thinking in their head, another makeup artist who wants to be a youtube sensation that all young girls want to be, who hasn’t gone to uni or done anything with her life. You know what, that would be a fear the feeling people are thinking that still creeps up on me time to time. Until they get to know me, or listen to the love and care I put into my business because I am nurturing other women, they then see I am not just another one.
WHAT IS YOUR TRUE ESSENCE? THE NATURAL PART OF YOUR BEING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL.
I am giving, whether it be in what I am saying, talking through hard situations with a friend, spending time with my family, always being there, products, makeovers and education. I love to and always go above and beyond for anyone.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF?
I always try and make myself and others smile. Smiling is the best beauty advice ever!
WHERE DO YOU FIND BEAUTY AND INSPIRATION?
I find so much beauty in others – because I work with women every day (in my full time job) and I work with other incredible women on the weekend while doing my makeovers/workshops and consultations I am inspired by their words and actions.
I see beauty in everything, but it is the way you treat people and how they respond that is true beauty.
AS A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO DO?
I loved to entertain. I loved to do dance concerts, fashion shows, puppet shows anything where I was entertaining. My niece, Chloe and I would do endless concerts as we were growing up and this is where I get my passion for educating as I love to inform and entertain.
WHAT LIGHTS YOU UP AND WHY?
I have many things that light me up! The first one and most important is my fiancé Nick. He inspires me and lights me up every single day. He sees my dreams and helps me turn each dream into reality. He supports me in every decision and move I want to make.
The other is other women, dedication, honesty and seeing the gratitude in other women absolutely lights me up and this is the response I get from my work and nothing can beat the feeling.
WHEN LIFE GETS BUSY, OVERWHELMING AND THE NEGATIVITY STARTS TO CREEP IN, HOW DO YOU UNWIND AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO ‘JUST BE’?
I have a crazy conversation with myself. I actually talk out loud to myself either in the car, shower, cooking, anywhere (where no one is around) and I just talk myself through how and why I am feeling a certain negative way. It may sound crazy but I think of it as like two people have a conversation about life.
WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER WOMEN WHO ARE WANTING TO RECONNECT WITH THEIR OWN NATURAL WAY OF BEING AND FIND THE BEAUTY WITHIN THEMSELVES?
Reconnect with yourself first by doing just one thing for you that fills you up. By yourself for once (no social media)- It may be just sitting and having a tea by yourself or going for a walk by yourself or just having a general chat and asking yourself “How are you?”
I love hearing from other women who are on a journey of conscious living and I receive so many email, Instagram messages, Facebook messages of women asking questions about Natural Organic Beauty and I LOVE to help them out. So Heidi, if any of your audience need simple, basic information about products to find the best beauty that suits them – shoot an email my way and I would love to connect with them.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE YOU?
This is such a hard question Heidi! Haha.
It feels beautiful to be honest, I feel so grateful for how my business is blooming and how my life is evolving – I couldn’t wish for anything different because in the hard testing times, it shows my strength and what I can improve on and in brilliant times, I feel rewarded.