No7 Advertising
No7 Advertising

At No7 we believe that when a woman feels her skin is at its best and her make-up is just right, she has the energy and confidence to take on anything. The amazing women that feature in No7 READY advertising embody this energy and confidence to take on anything and have remarkable stories to tell.

The Olympic Fencer wearing make-up for her, and her alone.
Meet Monica Aksamit

Olympian Monica Aksamit is at the top of her game. Following an impressive start to her fencing career – securing medals at Junior, Pan American and World Championships – Monica has gone on to represent Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games, where she took home a Bronze Medal.

Monica loves wearing make-up - despite dedicating her life to a sport that covers her from head-to-toe in protective gear.

"Make-up is part of my armour. I like to walk out confident and when I've put on make-up I feel that bit more put together…. I feel ready."

Whether competing at the world’s biggest athletic stage, or training other young women into the world of fencing, Monica thinks of make-up as an integral part of her routine that she knows is there, even if there's a mask covering her face to the rest of the world:

" It empowers me. I’m not really putting it on for other people - I’m putting it on for me."

Meet the award-winning stuntwoman, Amanda Foster
Amanda Foster

Amanda Foster has starred in over 250 feature films, television commercials and video productions. She has worked with a host of award winning directors such as Martin Scorsese and Danny Boyle in a number of roles as the stunt double for Beyonce, Whoopi Goldberg, Vivica Fox, Naomie Harris and Nia Long.

Amanda, 50, says of her stunt career:

"It's never too late to stop learning and growing. I have been in the stunt business for over 20 years, but still feel like I am gaining fresh perspectives every day."

It was her fierce determination that led her to become a stuntwoman after discovering that there were no female black stunt performers in the UK. As a single mum of three, she trained tirelessly for six years, fitting in work and training around raising her young family. 

When asked about things that she has learnt as a stunt woman, Amanda says:

"I take pride in pushing myself to achieve the best possible results. I have always been very creative and fully believe that age doesn't need to define us. As long as we believe in ourselves and have positive energy, we can overcome all the challenges that come our way. I like to feel totally in control, even in roles that are particularly demanding. Having the best possible skin for my age helps me to get ready for my roles – and in my profession, you have to be prepared for just about anything!"

About her partnership with No7, Amanda says:

"I am really proud to be working with No7 on their latest skincare campaign. It’s so important to me to have the best possible skin for my age and No7 helps me to achieve that. When I'm on set, my skin goes through a lot and I am constantly in and out of make-up – at the end of the day, I need to make sure my skin is properly taken care of."

Amanda Foster