Hi! Lovely to meet you!
TV HOST | LIFESTYLE EXPERT | BEAUTY ADVISOR
Hi I’m Andrea Binks- but you can call me Binksy- most of my friends do!
I am on a mission to help as many people ‘lead a beautiful life’.
Hence my very own hashtag #ABeautifulLifeWithBinksy.
I am a presenter, entrepreneur and Mum (not necessarily in that order!). I was born in Rochford, Essex and grew up on Canvey Island in Essex so yes I am an outright Essex girl and proud of it too.
I had always loved performing so when I reached eighteen I trained to become a professional dancer and performer. I absolutely loved it and had the best time with the best friends too. I have performed on many stages around the world and alongside many famous faces . I absolutely loved travelling the word and meeting new friends along the way it really taught me that there is so much more to life than the bubble we can get caught up in. As with most performers you need to have ‘something else’ so naturally I started my own theatre school which ran successfully for seven years.
Then along came my two gorgeous sons, Carter and Cooper. These two boys light up my life like no other. They are funny, playful, energetic and full on and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Not one to only have ‘one thing’ going on whilst I was running my theatre school I was very fortunate to take up the position of Senior Presenter and Producer for Sit-up TV This was such a massive change for me but one I jumped in with with both feet running. As well as presenting live shows on-air I also was part of the management team helping to search and train new on screen talent.
Some of the talented individuals I have trained have gone on to be top DJ’s on Capital radio. Sky sports and news presenters and even BBC presenters- so quite a range.
I have worked in both live television environments having to think on my feet, as live television certainly doesn’t always go to plan and recorded television which is much more planned and often more stressful. I enjoy both but given a choice I’d choose live anytime. I thrive off of the spontaneity and love the drama of when things go wrong.
Additionally, I am currently studying to become an Integrative Counselor which means I will work with my clients using the three core concepts of humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT.
I enjoy living a varied lifestyle so I am also a consultant with Arbonne International. During my time as a presenter I have worked with so many different product lines but none that have even come close to the quality and standard that the Arbonne ranges do. I will share more about the Arbonne products in my beauty blogs so please do have a watch and leave me some feedback and if you have any questions please do drop me a line.
For as long as I can remember I have longed to be ‘beautiful’...
Whilst I was growing up I took that to mean what I looked like-I now know that being beautiful does not come from what you look like- after all we are all individual and should love ourselves no matter what. Being beautiful means from inside out- it’s our thoughts and feelings, its how we treat others, it’s how we inspire others to be better and do more. It’s how we look after the planet. It’s the food we eat, the drink we drink. It’s the words we tell ourselves on a regular basis and so much more. That is why I have re-designed my website and brought all of my passions together into one place.
I hope that you enjoy what I have to share and maybe I might inspire you to also ‘lead a beautiful life’.