12th October 2016
We recently caught up with the beauty legend that is Kate Shapland. Kate is the founder of her own brand Legology, a prolific beauty editor and journalist and co-founder of the beauty business MyShowcase.com We are thrilled to share our interview with her here and discover how such a busy lady keeps healthy and well.
Can you tell us a bit about your work and life right now. What you do and how you spend your free time or if you have any hobbies ?
I’m someone with a portfolio career, although that’s by default not design. I founded a dedicated high performance leg care brand in 2013 called Legology and I work with my husband Ben in building our brand. It’s very exciting and we have a lot of laughs. I’m lucky, I’ve always loved work, but the downside of this is that it’s often tricky to know when to switch off, because work is like a hobby. I do, however, have two scottie dogs and time walking with them and Ben at the weekends is one of my favourite pastimes – we often go to the coast or somewhere different and make a day of it. And we try not to discuss Legology. I also love London and spend a lot of time exploring it with Ben. We will take ourselves off to an area we’ve never been and have a poke about. I’m a dedicated crafter and a keen gardener. My mother taught me how to sew and knit – to make stuff – and it’s been a real constant in my life. Very therapeutic as a way of switching off although the intent is stronger than the action these days because of work.
What is a typical day or week like for you ?
I try to be realistic with my time but inevitably I fail to manage it well – there’s no real pattern to my working life in terms of where I am, just a long tick list of things that need to be done, somehow, by a certain time. I’m an early riser, often up and working at 5am, and that to me is the best part of the day.
What makes you feel healthy ?
Feeling moderately challenged with work, coming away from a workout (I’m a Lotte Berk addict) and feeling stretched and relaxed, being with my family.
What do you do to relax or to switch off ?
I stitch, I garden, I walk, I lie on the floor with my dogs, I go shopping.
What is your favourite beatitude product and why do you love this ?
Joy Bath Oil. Actually, sorry, ALL of the Beatitude bath oils !