The loves of my life: Paula Callan
The entrepreneur, make-up guru and busy mother of four tells Elle Gordon about her favourite people, places and things
My fiance, Kevin, and my four kids are my favourite humans.
My favourite memories are from when I was a child, being in my nan and grandad’s house, with all the grandchildren piled up on their stairs for the typical family photo at Christmas. During the rest of the year, we would all meet up for picnics at the drop of a hat, any weather. We are a very close family, but mostly only get to meet up at special occasions, now that we’re all older. My grandparents have passed away now, but the memories will always be there.
The moment of the day
The evening; it’s my time for myself, when I unwind with a cuppa.
I love The Shawshank Redemption — it’s a great classic
George Michael, A Different Corner.
My mam is my hero. She’s an inspiration. She’s in her 60s and is studying in DCU. She left school at a young age and always wanted to go back to school, so when we six kids grew up, she was able to fulfil her dream of going to third-level, and now she’s loving the college life.
Ask And It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
I love comfort, so I mostly like a good pair of jeans.
My engagement ring that Kev had designed for me.
I didn’t want to say my phone, but it is my favourite gadget.
The pet hate
Rudeness. There’s no need for it.
I have loads of friends and love them all dearly! They know who they are.
An extra-hot cappuccino.
The part of my body
My eyes. I use them to see beauty and my beautiful children.
The piece of advice
Always be kind. Kindness is a gift.
The beauty product
My favourite beauty product is Mary-Lou Manizer, a highlighter by theBalm. It’s amazing!
I don’t really frequent bars, I’m more into food and being able to sit and talk with people.
I love the Powerscourt Hotel, it’s where myself and Kevin are getting married next year.
I’m going to Santorini in Greece this month for my bestie’s wedding. I’m going to be a bridesmaid! Santorini is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go to, so I’m very excited.
Cooking and baking, I don’t get to do much of it, having four kids and a full-time job, but I do still try.
Joanna Lumley. I had the pleasure of doing her make-up a few years ago, and she was the most interesting and funniest person I’ve ever met, and she has a wonderfully kind soul.
I’m very laid-back.
I’m not very organised, I try so much but all I can manage is organised chaos!
I love the smell of candles lighting, especially Jo Malone ones.
Probably chocolate!!! But only the expensive good stuff.