"How many bottles have you got to get rid of?” she said, the day I told her my very first batch of HighBorn London Pre-Eminent Beauty Serum was ready for sale.
My eyelids froze, my heart sank, I lurched back through what she’d just said ...
‘GET RID OF’?!
I’d just spent the best of part of 18 months battling my way through chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery and more to beat breast cancer. While I did that I kept myself positive and focused on finally achieving my childhood dream to have my own beauty business that really helped people and all she could say was ... “How many have you got to get rid of?”!!
As if everything I’d dreamt about, planned, sweated and cried over was worthless ... just ... well ... something to ‘get rid of’!
Could she not see how much this meant to me?
Did she not realise how many people needed help to look and feel better about themselves? How many people were crying out for a 100% natural, safe yet luxury beauty products that worked?
Didn’t she have any faith in me achieving anything?
I don’t know …
It’s not really important anyway.
But here’s what is important … And it’s about YOU.
Wherever you are in your life right now and whatever hopes, dreams and aspirations you have. However far fetched, outrageous, expensive, complicated even dangerous they may be; YOU CAN DO IT.
Some people will tell you can’t.
Some people will smile at you as if to say ‘how sweet, let her have her little dream’.
Some people will try and stop you without even meaning to.
Some people will be hurtful ...
You see, too often, they have their own hopes, dreams, aspirations that they’ve buried, hidden, smothered because they don’t want to feel the pang of disappointment, the cold sweat of failure that they haven’t become reality.
But that’s not you.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer at just 34 was the worst and yet equally the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
Not everyone like me makes it this far and not a single day goes by that I’m not eternally grateful for every single second I have on this magnificently ‘crazy’ planet with Henry, Henry (junior), Matilda and all my beautiful friends and family.
So whatever hopes, plans, dreams you have, no matter how far away they may seem … take a step towards them today.
That is ALL I did. And you can do it too.
Because you see ... your dreams are in fact, much, much, much closer than you could ever imagine x.
See you soon,
HighBorn London (Founder)
“It’s about beauty. It’s about class. It’s about you.”
PS: You're amazing x
Sharon Smith on September 07 2018 at 12:27PM
I had an early menopause which had left my skin with sore, red and flaky patches on my face. (Opted not to have HRT) I have plastered myself in well known brands of moisturiser, tried exfoliating, anything that I thought would help. Nothing worked and ususally just exacerbated the problem. After reading the reviews thought I would just try it as had nothing to loose. ( Purchased the full kit, as I thought it was good value) I had lost the confidence to wear make up as I just looked awful after an hour or so. One week in to using the Highborn London products, the patches are pale pink, hardly noticeable, and no flakiness. I have even worn the tiniest amount of foundation and my skin still looked and felt nice at the end of the day. So excited to see the results with longer term use. Thank you, you have no idea how much this has turned my life around.
Linda Hetherington on September 07 2018 at 12:27PM
I have started using Highborn Tracey and I love it. I’m very keen on skin care and yours is excellent. I have osteoarthritis and had my first hip replacement in May the 2nd due in a few weeks time. I’m so much better than I was and hoping will be fully better soon! With being on lots of pain killers for ages my skin and hair suffered. Now I’m taking less I see how that helps and your skin care is helping me too, its rich and very nourishing. Thank you. You must have done so much in creating these lovely products. I’m so pleased that you are well and happy. Thank you so much. Linda. X
Nikki on August 19 2020 at 11:38AM
Who is “she”???
Who said this to you Tracey?
Dawn Van Gelderen on September 07 2018 at 12:27PM
I love your products, my skin feels so comfortable. I have only been using them for 3 days and my skin looks more dewy. It feels like wrapping your skin in a blanket, sounds weird but my skin just feels so soft and comfortable!!
Sharon on June 20 2018 at 11:52AM
I have been using the seerum and moisturiser for quite some time now and my skin looks great. I get family to purchase for me for birthday mother’s day etc the products are wonderful and they work. Just trying the cleanser now.
Lois Mitchell on May 04 2018 at 11:37PM
I’ve just ordered your products and am waiting on them to arrive. Such good reviews I felt I had to at least give it a go. I’ve always looked after my skin using various different products from expensive to mediocre. But your enthusiasm for your products made me give them a go. I’ll post again once I’ve started using them.
Wendi Claydon on December 23 2017 at 10:44AM
I’m 50 and have always used great skincare from 16 years old as I was a beauty therapist in London. To name some, Lancôme, Ester Lauder, Dior, Clarins, YSL, Benefit, MAC, I could go on for a while. I’ve O’Leary’s believed prevention is better than cure, but here I am at 50 thinking about fillers and Botox. That was until I tried the Highborn range. The eye serum is cooling and rejuvenating whilst the face serum full of fruity scents brightens and smooths, topped with the moisturiser my skin looks fabulous!
To know I’m also helping prevent Cancer that may affect me, my children and my children’s children, this is a decision too easy for words. Just do it ladies, you are worth the investment!!!
Patricia on December 22 2017 at 07:09AM
Simply the best products I’ve ever used – and I have tried quite a few! The prices are fair and the offers are great, thank you.
Doreen Ward on October 09 2017 at 05:33AM
Such thoughtless words, Tracey, your products are lovely and great to use. I admire your attitude very much and you have obviously worked very hard to achieve your dream. I particularly like the eye gel, very effective.
Christine Smith on June 19 2017 at 08:00PM
I am loving these products, I am just happy these products don’t bring me out in spots, I am 55 years old and have searched for years for a moisturiser which doesn’t cause a reaction I think I may have found it, smell great as well
Diane on April 28 2017 at 04:56PM
Hi Tracey, I ordered all of the products and was not disappointed. I have bought top brand names in the past and have been quite happy but not as happy as I am now. It makes it so much more special reading about the journey you have been through. You are truly an inspiration, so, you have ‘GOT RID’ of an amazing product to a very appreciative me…… thank you and best wishes Diane x
patricia on April 25 2017 at 12:38PM
Your products are truly amazing , i have only being using them for afew days, and my husband ,who,normally does not notice what I’m wearing told me “what have you been using on your face to make that much improvement” it’s a complimentlol. I am so,pleased to have seen your advert on facebook in all my 77years this is best my skin has ever looked. Thanks form your inspiring story. I have cancer too, but it’s good to have people who actuality do something about it,
Trish Nugent on April 07 2017 at 01:31PM
I love that i’ve found these products. Amazed by speedy delivery, price, ingredients, reviews and I can’t wait to try them! Just smell delicious! Posted my excitement on fb & a friend has just placed her first order too. Thank you!
Carol Greig on February 25 2017 at 12:31PM
Tracy, I’m looking so forward to using your products, and cannot wait for my delivery, you have been through so much, and your courage gives everyone out there who is suffering and going through a difficulty time, you are absolutely an inspiration! Xx
Lynne on January 18 2017 at 01:51PM
Really nice and inspiring article Tracey!
Well done and wishing you continued success and health.