Maria and Nicola met when they launched O Cosmedics in New Zealand together.
Maria and Nicola met when they launched O Cosmedics in New Zealand together. Maria refers to Nicola as her “professional sister”, Nicola calls Maria “her angel”. The girls share the same personal and professional ethics and goals. They are both mothers, wives, daughters and business owners and can relate to each other’s challenges and struggles to a tee. Interestingly, Ginger&ME started as a skin story, a decadent body range with a promise of skin health, however as the brand developed so did their friendship. Both with a struggle dear to their heart, Nicola’s mum’s journey with cancer and Maria’s dad’s struggle with dementia, they found it was the strength they gave each other that allowed them to be brave and to tackle each new day, no matter how hard it got. The messages of hope and inspiration in Ginger&ME are dedicated to their friendship and ultimately the sisterhood of women empowering women.