I’m an old school Rodial fan, so much so that I checked the blog and saw I’ve been talking about the brand since 2013 thanks to one of my favorite retailers, SpaceNK, who always curates the best products, especially out of the UK where both brands originated! I had the pleasure of meeting their founder, Maria Hatzistefanis aka @mrsrodial when they launched makeup in the US in 2015! The throwback photo of us is worth the click for that blog post. Over the past few years, I’ve watched this brand explode and Maria take her Boss status next level. She’s the definition of a beauty boss, and earlier this year launched a book, How to be an Overnight Success.
We sat down with the bombshell at the Whitby hotel for the launch of their latest Diamond Concealers (they are creamy and magical with a thick wand ready to cover it all up) and Suede Lips intense matte lip colour (9 shades that manage to be creamy and matte at the same time), two new Dragon’s Blood products, the Cleansing Micellar Water with Hyaluronic Acid and Essence Mist and to talk all things being an entrepreneur.
Tell me about your new book
Maria: We launched it in the US in the beginning of the year, How to be an Overnight Success and the message of the book is you can be a success, it just won’t be overnight. It took me 18 years to be where I am today. And the book is all about inspiring and motivating people, entrepreneurs and freelancers to keep doing what they are doing and work hard and to not get disappointed if things don’t happen immediately. It takes time and it’s a positive message to keep going and keep on being the best you can be!