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The (Beauty) Business of Philanthropy with Karissa Bodnar
"Lot of people you know. They write gen generals and they say i wanna be in. You know this part of the business. How do i get there and to be really honest. I don't always know how to respond. Because you know. I know where i am in the business and i know the steps that i took but You know they might say. I wanna be a perfumer. I wanna start my own liner. I wanna be a makeup artist. And i don't always know how to respond How how would you respond to a question like that because for you. You didn't know how to get to where you were but you got there. What was the thing that means you get. There was just focus or asking around. Like how did you get to where you are. Oh it's such a great question just so specifically to being beauty product developer. I took any job. I could get in the beauty industry and ben was always looking at it through the lens of okay. I'm a makeup artist right now. But how would i create a product. Let me learn everything i can about. Let me google got ingredient. Means if i don't have access to expert and really a lot of it is just that passion coming through. And i think when i got hired on xtra. Sonic graduated from college. I got my foot in the door always with an eye. I wasn't directly to impact development. When i started but it was always expressing how much i wanted to be in product development so then when i finally got the chance i was like i am not gonna let this go by and i think just so many of the skills when you're starting out in your career or transferable whether it's product development or marketing and so at the end of the day when you're first starting out a lotta censure making power points on spreadsheets. You're you're doing a lot of a lot of tasks that you can. You can transfer But i would say a showing that initiative in the passion for whatever you want to do so for me. It was product development. I think people will pick up on that and they'll wanna mentor. You okay. that's really great advice. Okay thank you. plus your husband's a product developer. So we have to save his his advice matches up with choruses. I'm gonna ask him later. He jesse my husband. I meant chris's husband or something. Yes yes i. I just think it's interesting because i really do feel sometimes a little bit after somebody writes. I don't know how you feel john. Somebody writes us like why be x. Person i don't really know if i'm giving them the best advice I can just tell them how. I reached my thing but yeah like absorb as much as you can express your interest to anyone who will listen. I wanna be you know here and hopefully you know not everyone is going to care and take you under their wing. Unfortunately that's the reality but somebody will know somebody will hear what you're interested in that i'll tell you this person or that's and showing expressing that interest but i just think it's awesome that you did know that you wanted to do product development and you just kept on finding away you know that. Make up artists to product of outbursts. Such a cool trajectory. We don't always hear that on fat mascara t tell us more. Let's keep going. Let's keep going into your story. Yes well and and i do have to say like i recognize what a gift it was that i knew that when i was so young. And not everybody's past and so what i do want to say is that first of all. I don't have all the answers. Second of all you're never too young and you're never too old to be who you always be so you can always invites You know you can always change your mind and at the end of the day my wife and my driver is philanthropy that i get to do every single day. Our incredible employees in product development. Like i get to do the thing that i have dreamt of doing my entire life so i feel really blessed awesome. It's very inspiring. You're never too young. Says like twenty eight year olds for you when you when you started your company. Well that's that's the funny thing about the term ceo. I'm such a work in progress right i. i'm. I'm absolutely not oh come on to answer. The question pat started. I believe was twenty-five but please it's a person. Thank you so much. Yeah you know. it's funny. I have really long hair out saving. Cut it for over a year. Oh my gosh. Look the pandemic who and i have always had longer hair in one of the things i love to do as locks of love but i was actually just talking to some of our team members about it. I said you know to me when i when i started writing. Cosmetics is really tried to look older because nobody really took me. I like to wear that right Cut my hair shorter to look more mature. And look more like i could fit in manhattan and everything like that but So so now. Having longer hair is like. I'm by thirties. Now and i can have longer hair but you know it was the. I've made plenty of mistakes an absolutely a work in progress. But it's i've had a lot of grace From from people around me throughout this journey can can. I ask you about when you started this company. I mean from the very beginning you know. Social good was sort of baked into the premise. Right yes can you tell us about why that is if and do you think that's a necessity of every business. These days or was that was that unique. That the time that you did it. So i'm not here to say what other people should do for their business. But i can absolutely say that my y. End what has truly been in. The dna of thrive cosmetics from the very beginning is our philanthropy giving back that we do from the very beginning. When i started the business in two thousand fifteen that every time somebody bought a product we would be giving back and now it's grown bigger than i ever dreamed given over one hundred million dollars worth of products. Now it feels it feels so surreal to say it out loud dollars. Isn't that crazy. But honestly it's thanks to our customers. Our community are giving partners and our boys are are giving powered by our community which you know our employees have a say in who we give back to our customers have a say in how we give back and that's why it's when a say do have like vote. How does that work literally are if you want to tell us a charity that you want us to give back to. You can go on five. Cosmetics dot com and we have a giving page where you could nominate a giving partner. And then we do have internal giving committees. You know in the beginning when it was just a couple of us in a room working together and shipping product and everything like that we mer service all same time as worshiping product of everybody went to every single giving events and We're involved directly with every Charity and we want it now that our company has grown from an employee perspective. We wanna make sure that our employees are still involved so people do have the option of one nominating a charity that they want us to give to whether they're an employee a customer or somebody who's never bought from us but they just in our our community and then also we haven't internal Committee where people any employees no matter what department their engine joined the committee.
Embracing Self-Care with Mary Hyatt
"You are a very multifaceted kind of person. You're you're a yoga instructor therapist. Your life coach. You are very knowledgeable about essential oils. How did you discover your strengths to did these things just kind of fall in your lap or how did this all come about for you. You know it's so fascinating. I think like when you hear. Somebody's resume or their out. And you're like wow like. They're an expert at xyz or whatever and yet at least for me which i would imagine. This is true for most people. It's like a journey. Along the way we start picking up these interests and facets of what is drawing your attention and for me. It was all from my own personal healing journey. And if we were to rewind the clock like eight years ago you would have a very different mary. I was about eighty pounds heavier than i am now. I was dealing with like really extreme anxiety and depression. I wasn't a marriage that was just not healthy and not ultimately life-giving and i really had no sense of purpose. No sense of identity and was dealing with autoimmune staff so it was like the culmination of somebody who has totally just lost themselves and i was almost like sleepwalking through life is what it felt like in so there was this moment. I can remember so clearly where it was like. Okay either this is going to go to a bad place really really quickly and it was already kind of spiraling in getting to that point. Or there's got to be more to life than this. Like surely little flicker of hope shirley there's more to life than this and thank god. I listened to that voice of. There's there's more here and started this journey of self discovery and started to come into. What made me come alive. And and authentic and learning about myself and learning about my own feminity and my own just essence as a woman and so little by little. I started kind of adding these different tools to my toolbox That me to do my own work. Further and then ultimately as a life coach now be able to give that gift as medicine two other women who've been on a similar journey so it's kind of like my own work that now gets to be given to others your podcast. I've tuned into a couple of episodes. You're actually right now at the time of this recording. Your your theme for the month is femininity. Yeah and i think that was one of the reasons why i was like okay. Wow when we're here on the get foxy show. That's one of the things that i felt like i wanted to do for my listeners. Was to help them. Learn more about cultivating an amplifying their own divinely given feminine entity and so. Oh mary she's she's she's Needs to be on this show. so what. What have you been discussing on your podcast over the last couple of weeks hot. Oh my gosh. It's so juicy. It's like literally my favorite month so far and i feel like every month. We talk about just amazing topics around self-discovery and mindset and so to end the year as we're recording this in this this topic of feminity is so beautiful because there's all different ways of looking at it. i mean the reality is. Is that this. Concept of femininity. In and of itself is deep. There's a lot of different ways. You could approach it and so on the pike cast. We're looking at that. we're looking at. How do you personally define your own femininity because we're getting all these messages from diet culture from the fashion industry from the porn industry. On what it is to be a woman you have to look certain way you have to behave a certain way. Even on google like the definition of femininity is like agreeable and pleasing and cooperative and quiet. It's just as outdated one dimensional definition of what it is to be a woman so on the show. We're getting to explore like okay. If i could look at the totality of myself as a woman the essence of what makes me divinely female. What does that even look like. How do i even begin to experience her. And not just from what. I've been told from childhood or religion or culturally. You know i know that Especially now as even tricky because we are more out there than ever as women and working were raising children. We are in unconventional relationships. We are in a way trying to do it all. And it's exhausting us. I mean it's really depleting acids burning us out and so it still trying to figure out. How do i define this in a new way. That isn't like in the confines masculinity like. I don't have to work like a man. I don't have to produce like a manner achieve like a man was. It looked like to do that as a woman. So those are kind of the the surface level things that we're talking about on the show and then we're getting into all the fund woohoo staff about your menstrual cycle and the moon cycle and astrology. An archetype. so it's like real a wide range of different lenses in looking at feminine entity. that's fantastic. Yeah i will put a link in the show notes to that specific episode. And it's it's one of the episodes that i tuned into law. You guys are talking some very fascinating stuff that you mentioned how inner in our culture were to a point now where women are trying to do so much and where so many different hats that they're beginning to experience are have already experienced burn. How do you help someone recover from this and really kind of start embracing taking care of themselves. You know i think. I just xfl because like it really is something that is so prevalent right now that just depletion that deprivation an of self care and taking care of the needs that we have and it's bread. Ns almost taught to us from a very early age to give and give and give and give and be yes women to be people pleasers to do it all then you mix that in with like okay now. I'm feeling liberated. And i'm feeling independent in so i want to achieve all of these things and be the best version of myself and the reality is is that no human male or female can keep up with that kind of twenty four seven all in kind of demand for their lives and so to me when we can begin to look at first of all where my feeling deprived like i think we kind of have to almost diagnose the situation i and figure out where we're feeling exhausted. What's exhausted in our lives and get really honest. First and foremost about what's draining ass. What siphoning off our energy because no amount of self care can sort of cover up win we keep in the same patterns that are going to deplete us like that piece has to shift in order to experience something different and so i is identifying where am i at you know from a scale of one to ten on the burn out scale. Where am i am. I am handling it in my functioning. M i barely functioning am i to the point where i feel like i could have a mental breakdown and blow up at any moment which i feel like a lot of us are at that place you know. It's like the covid fatigue. The twenty twenty fatigue is really setting in and our bandwidth is is not what it normally would be and so i think the first step is going okay. I'm i'm really exhausted here. I'm struggling and from that place. Then we can look what needs to shift and starting to identify those warning signs that come into play that are ever so gently to the point. Where it's that little twinge of this is to match and say yes. And then oop i'm over committed and we say more and the point. Eventually we're most of us get total. Burnout is where it's like. Our body is shutting down our adrenals or shot are cortisol levels are depleted our vitamin d is depleted like everything within our physical bodies emotionally and just from a health. Standpoint is gone like the reserve has gone. So that's kind of like the the level ten on that scale. So let's look at where we at been. We can think about recovery replenishment and rejuvenation from a very holistic point of view.
How to get a good night's sleep
"You'll sleep isn't quite right harrison. Things i think might be helpful to just get things back on track and before we get into tips though i just wanted to say do you feel as though sleep is the first thing to go when we experienced any kind of stress for me. It's really good. And it's just an indicator that i have a few more taps open in my brain than i can adequately cope with and that means that my thoughts begin wearing at three o'clock in the morning or my quality of sleep over the course of an entire evening just isn't good enough and sometimes it can be just because i've got too much on my mind and this leads me nicely into one. So if you are waking up worrying and then it becomes impossible to switch off and go back to sleep or if you find it a struggle to get to sleep because you're thinking all the things a on your plate essentially then making a list of all of them making a list of everything that's on your mind before you go to bed might help. It's been proven. I've spoken to several sleep therapists and sleep. Experts said that just the act of making a list of all the things that you on your mind can take the magnitude out of these things that seem really big because you attach all the other things to it like. Oh i've got to my taxes for example. And if you don got to do. My taxes means speech my accountant. I get really stressed. When is mike has an all. Will he have time for me. All of those things actually making a less kind of gets rid of a lot of that chatter and just makes them feel much more doable and is also really good. The next morning right. That's my to do list. They were with me yesterday. They were my mind. I'm going to do something today to make sure that that's not worrying me tomorrow. And it's been proven that a few minutes of mindfulness can take the edge off and make it much much easier to fall asleep so if you get into bed you're white awake will now. What actually whether you use an up whether you use a prompt of some sort a youtube video just counting your breath and just slowing down your breathing. But if mindfulness whether it's guided or not can we really make that difference to just get in your mind and body out of that mode to. Yeah you know what yes sleep. The seem like a good idea but this is also one the idea of writing down your warriors the idea of organizing your worries into something that you can then work through methodically and logically. This is also what you can take a little bit of a run-up i wouldn't be doing it. I'm not talking about making a list bed but if you are lying awake thinking about paperwork finances or feel as though everything's calls nita's organized than actually some time in the day to do filing to file things properly to get on top of your admin or just create an organized environment where you know where everything is that can have a really positive. Knock on effect of softening those concerns when you're trying to get to sleep so okay. I know this might make me sound a bit weird. But if you're a long-time listener you'll be no stranger to that. But i leave my office night but only a my office being my second bedroom but i leave my every night but only once. I've made sure everything is tidy. So i my desk so i've got my record. I'm obviously recording right now. So all my recording equipment out of my wires everywhere. I make sure that then nicely neatly wound up and put back in the drawer where they are recording device back ninety degree angle on my desk and when i leave at the end of the evening i use my call brush to like clete to rake through the copy or vacuum the carpet and anything i've taken out or use during the day. I put it back to how. I would have it if i had guests coming over the next morning and mentally. It ends my working day really neatly but the payoff is the next day. I am always and i mean always delighted to what to set foot back in my office. It feels like oh this is this is a place. We're going to do really good work today. And i know i said you know. Make it presentable as if someone else's coming around to see it but i'm seeing it and it's important that i have that feeling and that genuinely when i wake up in the morning at i think goku can you office today. I'm actually excited to get into the office. So that has definitely been one of the things that i have started to incorporate in the last couple of years that makes all the difference. The second tip is this one might sound really obvious. but it's dope nap and maybe it sounds really obvious for me. Because i've been working from home for eight years and so i've learned the hard way but if you're working from home for the first time or maybe the third time if you're in the uk and you're on your third lockdown but if you now have been working from home for substantial amount of time since we went into various stages if restriction around the world then. It's definitely tempting to have a quick snooze when you normally pep yourself up with a coffee or sneaky chat with a colleague in the canteen or out for quick walk. Whatever but while we're living and working in the same space it's easy for entity to drop and to think fifty minutes won't hurt and oversee no one's gonna see no one's gonna see you have a quick nap who cares but unless you're a great napa and that awesome effective ways to make napping efficient and actually work for you but let's revisit those in another time when another episode then give napping a real mess so like i said i've been working from home now for nearly eight years and nothing is a very very easy to fall into trust me. I've done it so so many times. But now i make myself go outside and walk around the block. The truth is that my body saying oh we need to sleep or or wouldn't wouldn't not be nice but the truth is the thing that's going to serve me better. Brain and body is a stretch. Probably some fresh air or just moving around. Because i've been sitting at my desk for hours on end my my heart rates will be slowed down. And that's why my body's like we haven't done much moving. Let's go to sleep now. Moving around for a bit. Even if it's just in another room even a bit of yoga will actually support a better night's sleep or more likely likely give you a burst of energy so if you get that i that three o'clock low what you think all honestly i could just kick off my shoes now and i could just go and put my feet up on the so. I just have a quick nap. No i find. If i walk around the block i come back and where i think. I was almost ready to finish my day. I've definitely got another few hours in me. And it's extraordinary. How many good ideas pop into your head when you out for a walk or you're in a downward dog come on. Who else has been there where you at your desk all day even working team. I've got. I've got to have an idea for this or i've gotta to do this. And you're trying to troubleshoot something and you at your desk in your in work mode. It looks like you're working really hard. You get up. Have a cup of tea or take a walk around the block pops into your head. That's me clicking. By the way the idea pops into your head a little bit of movement london he makes the body feel good but can sometimes just be the little bit of the release. The brain needs in the way. That when you're thinking of a word and you think really hard and then the second you start thinking about it pops into your mouth that kind of thing. The third thing make a nest and i mean literally obviously but just make your bed the most comfortable place you spend time so that it's an environment that lends itself to sleep and this is really important if your sleep begins to go out of out of wack. This isn't just about having nice bedsheets about the lighting in the room the temperature. I know it might sound nuts. Especially right now because we're in the depths of winter but i from my window for about five to ten minutes before i get into bed because i love the air in the room being being a little bit chilly. So that when i'm under the covers i can feel nice and cozy and i usually fall asleep listening to a podcast on a very very low volume and i use an. I'm ask so. I've got myself sort of prompt in with Coin she pillows but you know how many close your own thing. But i have myself mostly packed in with some pillows. I put an moscow on. And i have a pug 'cause playing and i spritz my bed liberally with some really nice leap spray so i used the one from a remarked if i use the one from this. I loved the one from the sanctuary. I always put the podcast on auto turn off. Say that it'll finish the end of the episode that i'm listening to on it's rare. It's really read by more than ten minutes of a show so that really works for me so that is just an. I sent in the bed opening the window for five to ten minutes. So it's nice and cool making sure that my bet is really comfortable that i've light blocked out and i've just got something quiet and gentle to listen to. That will help me get to sleep
Building Confidence with Jonathan Van Ness
"Hello jonathan so. I'm a huge fan of queer eye and of yours personally because you're radiating joey all over the place whether it's watching you learn to figure skate on i g or your daily morning coffee boogie you. I really just love all of your content And virtually officiating a wedding. That was also very cool during quarantine so cool so we're really honored to have you on breaking beauty. Podcast tell us from your perspective like what is self confidence. What does it look like. And why is it important. Pay attention to. Oh that's a really good question. I think for me. Self confidence is so important because it will competence is like one of the central tenets of self of like being centered self and what that means is in the therapy that i've done so much of is like we wanna be self led like my idea. Being sulfide is like the person that like. Even if i'm late or things of kind of gone awry like i can still be calm. I'm not reactive inaugurated you know. You're centered selfish. Very like calm clear compassionate courageous. It's like really like the best version of yourself and so confidence is part of that in so when you feel confident that's like a really good indicator for me when i feel confidence a really good indicator for me that my centered south. I miss. i'm not in an a people pleasing my personality. I'm not in a irritated part of my personality. I'm not in like a overly work mode part of my personality. I'm like you know self-led fled so accurately talks about that. There's a lot of people in virtual eaters and spiritual thinkers who think who talk about being selfless. So confidence is such a big piece of that. But i think the thing that people miss the most often about confidence and i know that for myself i did too is that you can be competent and you can have a part of you. That feels really confident about something but then also really insecure about something else and can happen at the same time There's parts of you that feel confident but then there's other parts that you know are insecure about certain things and so the trick is is wet part of yourself. Can you identify with. Can you hear from that part. That might wanna change something or maybe doesn't like something about yourself and say look i hear you like i get it. I understand why you might feel that way about yourself. This is like you talking to yourself. Maybe we got those ideas from society or like something. That doesn't really feel organic to us. Like while i hear what you're saying i need to get in the back seat because actually centered. South is here. And we're not going to be berating ourselves today about that like expectation of beauty that we know that part of me has for how it's supposed to him kind of china mores in it by with this parliament industrial confidence about you know my heart may essence. What i do for my friends what i do for me. The only or feels like super confident about my face. I have i will say this. Maybe i am maybe really competent. But my face is like one thing. I've never been self conscious about like. I've always thought like a really pretty face like i've cobblers. I like i've always been like work. There's other so. I always looks like something. You feel competent. It doesn't mean physical thing it can be a piece of who you are and then just tried to identify with that. Because i think there's anyone who feels completely competent about everything all the time every single thing. Yeah i read in your bio that from a really young age like forever. You were out and i and i think about back then like what gives you the confidence to express your authentic self. Even from a young age. I say the include ryan episodes of like you know there really was like i could really be in a closet if you had like is in ears like if you were in my presence. You were very much like okay. Like i was fully fluid in nancy. Kerrigan kristi yamaguchi oxana by all geos zodiac sign. I also knew about everything about the electoral college in the presidential election of nineteen ninety-two. I really wanted to talk about i. Thought ross perot is actually. When i understood. I understood like the words. I didn't understand the politics of his leaks. I was i was really engaged in the world around me also just extremely feminine and i wanted to wear tights that i wanted to her off the shoulder. Things and i wanted to like run up to my dad's best friends like push them in runaway. Be like it was just exactly how i am now but if i do is coming out of the closet officially linked answering yes to the question of our i was getting asked if i was gade called gay and like just was asked to from such a young age that i think by the time it was like in sixth grade. It was like by fifth grade already done. I'm buying and pamela anderson's. I watch being watch like i you know but really it was david hasselhoff that i get enough up. He was such treatment in the nineties. Yeah until he started rapping. Of course you started rapping. Did i miss a diva rap. I'm pretty sure he was a big rapper. In germany he had an act german moment. I did knows because of rapid wisit wrapping. Am i making that up. Okay i'm going to have to google it after our call
Eyelash Tips With Huda Beauty Founder Huda Kattan
"Way i thought about things. We need to get a tip from you about applying lashes. Because i still think there is a bit of a you know. People are a little bit nervous to try them or are they don't really know how to do it. What's your best application tip. Because i do feel like falsies are having a moment now. People aren't getting as many lash extensions and that kind of thing so they're trying out maybe and they haven't Touch them awhile. I definitely I think you have to find a good glue that you love and everybody likes different glues like some people love the house of lashes loon. That's like their holy grail. Some people have to do some people like you know. Love are black lou on for me. That's my holy grail. Just because it's i find lash fluids. Like how long do you have to wait for it to dry and a little bit. Tricky are as i like it because you just apply it right away. So i mean depending on your houston where you are. I know how much people like a lot to you. Have to find that you're comfortable with and then that for me is everything and then i think if you're a like a novice lash user cutting them is like one of the easiest things. I think people get scared but like just like mess around with them and try cutting them. Don't cut them too much in the beginning. Stick the pieces you on your eyes lashes there. I feel so expensive. If people are afraid to cut them but eh you can definitely reuse them. Keep them. I like even though like i pay costs. Five for the ashes. I hate runaway are used and abused until they fall out that you actually have some really good tiktok cleaning false lashes which i was really into seeing there like this macro lens and showing like how you do it. I was like this is great info.
Mini-Ep 172: Wear, Wash, Repeat
"Stuff at the time of recording this podcast. There's a major self care practice going on. Which is that. Joe biden is no precedent. Yes if that's not my self care than i don't know what is baby. I mean seriously. We are recording. This on inauguration day we are. I put on hard pants. I did not. That's okay. i'm sure the president of ipe would be okay with that. I i hope so. Because i'm wearing leggings. Look look they would. they would be fine. I woke up. And i was like today calls for actual jeans. I'm putting gene thong. I'm proud of you. i feel proud to. I can count on one hand the number of times. I've worn jeans in the last ten months. Well i honor you need for an elastic soft elastic waist. Yeah yeah how did. How did you experience the inauguration. Well you know i was. I was thinking to myself like how nice it is that my kids are home. Zoom schooling so. We could watch this together. And it's probably the first we did not watch a donald trump's inauguration and gosh my youngest would have been like my oldest would have been one. When obama had his second inauguration. This is probably the first time they can really remember. Like a really participate in a presidential inauguration And so it was also a second. Grader is doing a project on kamala harris. So yes so she. She was kind of like bopping around all excited about it But we just you know. I ordered some beautiful flowers for myself. And i asked The lovely woman whose companies to do an inauguration theme because it was just like. I'm gonna really lean into this today. that's amazing. So what did she do so shout out to carlin who is pedals. Day more on instagram. She has a beautiful flourish. The florist who does amazing arrangements thinks she's a one woman show and she did a beautiful like blue dark red purple blue dark red and white arrangement and then she made a little wire She used wire copper wire dispel biden and stuck it in the no. I cannot stop because that's what she did. Oh my god so if you are in los angeles and looking to support a fantastic small business and with like a beautiful floral arrangement she will hook you up. i just. It was like something i wanted to do. I love flowers. And i was like. This'll be a nice way to celebrate and feel good. I make my space feel Even though there's like literally might kitchen is just like it's just a museum of crusty dishes that need to be washed. Yes museum of crusty dishes. I also have a museum of crusty dishes. I'm proud to exhibit my best work. you know. there's like hot with dried oatmeal. There's jar of black beans that i haven't put away. I mean there's a beautiful stuff in the museum. Yeah yup yup yup anyway. I'm toasting tonight with some friends on zoom and the other day i took a bath and i kind of issue allies like scrubbing trump of me. Ooh i don't know. Maybe i'm getting too weird here but i just was like i need to do some sort of physical release because the weight of everything is a lot and so. I'm happy today to be celebrating. The work resumes tomorrow but today it is nice to kind of just toast where we are. Yeah i hear that. And that part of my self care. I think is is allowing myself to celebrate. Yes yes how did it go with a two year. Old watching the inauguration today. well he's not quite two. Excuse me that's right. I you know i think it went probably as you would imagine. Attempted to watch him he was more interested in trying to wrestle the remote away from me so he could press the buttons and like he. He was not enjoying what. I was watching until we got to lady gaga singing the national anthem. Then he was like. Oh i like this. He likes music so like any time. People are talking on tv. he's like this is boring. Not interested selects to go up to the receiver. So even when he wasn't trying to steal the remote he was going to have a receiver he would like fiddle with the knobs and buttons which always messes up the tv like it would be like bluetooth usb music or just like these settings that i had no idea existed so that was a challenge. I had to stop watching like right. When right after biding sworn in because it was just getting he was really losing it It i mean to be fair at that point. We've been watching for forty five minutes which is a long time for him but it was still inspiring and exciting. I'm just like so relieved and happy. That the first president that i think henry will be even remotely cognizant of will be joe biden. Yeah and same vice vice president. I south asian black female vice president mike. He'll just grow up with that being normal. So that's really cool. Yeah that is amazing. He won't remember a time where there was not a woman vice president exactly exactly so hopefully Remember a time where there was not a woman president someday to totally. We'll get there. Yeah yeah and then that was. That was kind of it. So dora question for you. Yes not. it's not a shift gears here. But i'm curious you know you've been now dealing with like just an of caregiving for both your husband. Your son while matt has cove it and it's been a whole lot for you. This is sure. Listeners can imagine based on what you've shared with us but i'm curious. Have you found a way to incorporate anything that is a real relief for you or gives you like a second of self care or or has it really just been not even possible during this time. i mean now as any has anything provided any respite or like the only the only thing is before i go to bed for like fifteen minutes because i'm going to bed. I'm like working until ten thirty. Which is really late for me to be working. Men getting ready for bed and then getting in bed. And i have fifteen minutes before i fall asleep and i usually try to do the crossword on
Mini-Ep 171: Hitting the Wall
"So well hello dory hello we hate our are we have. We both hit the wall every time every time. I think i've hit the wall. It turns out there's another wall behind the wall. You hit the wall the walls down and then there's a new walk. Yeah funhouse mirror of walls endless walls. I've definitely hit the wall. Got dammit. there's another walshaw interest in a room. honestly it's like it's like an endless. It's like a rug hall of mirrors yet. The said like a funhouse mirror better. I've had a wall again. I'm operating on a not a lot of sleep and kind of a raw forty eight hours in terms of like me functioning as a member of my family. And i like i don't know i i. It's just it's rough. It's rough here saying i'm right there with you. Oh god i've done a lot of yelling. I've done alati yelling. you have. Yeah yeah and then a lot of shame about the yelling. It's fun it's fun. It's fun dory and a lot of like put on call. Music and make kids will be like. Why is this sad music on this. We need this to all. Come down looking up. Calm piano playlists on a spotify account god. I'm grasping at straws here for things to try to make us all feel better. But it's it's tough. It's really tough it. Just it feels especially tough because like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel right like people are getting vaccinated like this. This is going to end. But we don't know when and right now it's really scary up there so many people we know just in the world have tested positive. And it's like what the hell so. It's really scary. It's really scary. And there is a the collective grief of what we're going through right now. Like i feel like i've gotten really good at kind of like numbing myself to it but eventually we're gonna we're gonna have to process the grief of not going to be really hard and i mean like in as individuals. Yes but also just kind of as a society and i. That's just going to be a lot. And i feels like we haven't quite done it yet. And i'm hopeful that maybe will but oh it's just it's heavy. Yeah it's real heavy. So i mean look lighter and lighter news story yes i as a as a non recommended form of self soothing. Kind of something that we've talked about. You've done a good job of putting items in your shopping cart online but not always buying things. Yes yes yes this is i. We had to get a birthday gift for one of my daughters friends. Virtual birthdays okay. And we shopped at target and i was like oh where the target website. Well i need some need some paprika than i was like an also. Try these ten products. That i've been wanting to it was like i just I don't i don't feel good. What's going to make me feel better. A bunch of sally hansen nail products and Some lori al. Eight second wonder water which is a product. I wanna talk about okay. So basically what. I'm telling you is that i bought a ton of stuff that i'm trying out. I'm going to be dropping. Some thoughts and reviews over the next couple of episodes. I'm excited for this. Because of a kate spencer prod review on us. If we can't like channel all our stress into prods. What good is this pod wetter. We even here for. Why are we talking right now. Yeah okay have you. Have you heard of this stuff lori. L. eight second wonder water. I have not oh okay. Let me tell you a little bit about it. It's a newer product. It is a tiny twenty allure. Best of beauty winner now. okay. I don't normally give much credence to like product awards but the allure. Best of beauty is one that i do hold in very high regard. I understand. I think that is like when i see that. Something has their seal of approval. Yeah i i read the review on the website. I love their year end list really their staff. Yeah so this is just been like hot on line. I believe hot on the graham. Maybe the talk. I don't know because my brain is mush talk. Yep that's what everybody calls it talk. I don't know like even where it entered my brain space just because there's so much scrolling and tiredness going on On point. I became aware of this right. So this uses something called lama lar- technology which essentially from what i have read it zones in on the parts of your hair that need treatment deep conditions at very quickly and leaves you with a silky smooth conditioned hair and hey the name of the second wonder water which is like amazing marketing. You're only supposed to massage on your head for eight seconds. See it comes with a squirt to but actually has the dosage amounts on the back marked so like it's like this is trying out says like this is how much or like this is one usage so i found that very helpful. Thank you laurie. Al and you play it after shampooing you squirted all over your head and into your hair for the aforementioned eight seconds and then you rinse it out and it warms on your head like it's like a wo- s it. It's a strange feeling. I'm gonna. I'm gonna grade at a b. minus c. plus okay so. That's not super enthusiast. Now i was like so it costs about ten bucks and i'm going to try it one more time to just kind of see if maybe you know. Maybe i didn't massage for the full eight seconds. I don't know it might just be my hair. I posted on instagram. And lots tons of people responded about it and many had tried it and loved it. If other people whom like a blue blue drood blue drood lou dried lows dried. I blow dry my hair after which is of a bottle recommends and my hair was nice. It was smooth. it was silky. But it wasn't like
Ep. 269: The Art of the Wig with Stylist Kalief Wolfe
"Jen hi. I just hi welcome to fat mascara so exciting exciting thursday episode because we have a lovely expert in the house and it's a hair person which i was looking back and i was like. Wow we have done you guys a disservice. We've not had a hairstylist on in quite a few weeks and we got to kick it off and twenty twenty one with an awesome one. We have tells about khalif jess okay. So here's here's the scoop. Khalif wolf is one of the names you need to know. Khalif is a queens based celebrity. Hairstylist he has worked with ashanti he has worked with winnie harlow. He is not only a hair styles but he really is. Specialty is wigs and we. I just can't believe we haven't had somebody on the show and all are episodes. That really is a master of all whigs so he is gonna take us on a journey. You know how wigs how are made how their installed really Just take us on a ride here. And i am so excited because i really think that we're going to be hearing and seeing a lot more from khalif in the next. You know ten years beyond so really. He is one of the biggest names to know right now. Khalif thank you into the virtual fm stewed to the island queen. Leave taken all right. Let's do it so we
Insider Info with Annie Kreighbaum and Nick Axelrod-Welk
"Our guest today are anti creek bombs. And nick axelrod welk anne neck i love. I love a duo on the podcast. Welcome thing so excited to be here so let me let me give a little. A little highlight with your bio. Anne is a beauty journalist turned exac and former brand lead for glossy and nick is a former reporter for l. and wwe which is women's wear daily correct. Yes it is there. Were these things called. Newspapers that we used to read would get delivered every day. It was the fashion newspaper. Like the most. I one of the most iconic fashion newspapers i would say and you are also the co founder of the personal brand. Excuse me personal care brand. Necessar- said that right. It's been awhile since i've taken french. And you co founded the iconic beauty site into the gloss and together. They co host eyewitness beauty which is a beauty and pop culture. Podcast available wherever you get your podcast. You guys to focus on the business side of beauty. And i'm curious with this question. I'm not even i'm wondering if it's even possible for there to be trends in beauty in twenty twenty one when when the beauty is feels like the world has kind of just been uprooted or or changed by this pandemic but what are some trends that you are are seeing that you're seeing and that you like for yourself well on the kind of inside baseball cy. But sure it's not news to anyone like you describe yourself as like more of like a novice like outsiders which i think you're an expert than you give credit for it. But but for since the since they started tracking this stuff color cosmetics which make up products. I don't need to explain to anybody. Listening with that. Means has been like the category that's been consistently the number one revenue driver for any like big brand just for the industry in general like like the biggest challenge of the pie. I don't know what color cosmetics is so that's basically when you walk into a sephora and you're you're the first thing you see is makeup skin care is in the back of the store and the fragrances at the back of the wall like. That's all intentional. In order of sales. Yeah oh lord was at a certain point. Yeah learning okay okay. yeah so. The industry is is sliced up. Land like hair care. Skin care whatever color. Cosmetics has been like since the dawn of time like the number one biggest category billions of billions of dollars. Will just last year skin care has taken over which hilly coming from my glossy and like kind of seeing that wave happen. I think it really started with k beauty coming into the us people on the internet. We're getting much more educated around like ingredients and different. There's going team. I think like the trend has been going on for quite some time. But just last year. I think with the pandemic And people being at home and having to diy more skin care. And i think too like people understanding like actually. I don't need to see a dermatologist. For every little thing. I can exhausted. Leasings myself Skin-care has overtaken. So i think that that's gonna continue for sure in like the entrance of all these mid to lower mid range brands in terms of price point like the ordinary or the inky list or natori like things that could all of a sudden by acid For ten dollars versus what happened probably five years ago which is either the hydraulic. Acid is from lemaire and it's two hundred and fifty dollars or they're probably wasn't even one you could buy in the drug store so i think that they're just exists now category of product. So that you know what like with makeup. You could buy ten dollar lipstick to get the same idea as a forty dollar up stick Same relative color now with skin care. You can sort of do the same thing. Okay so many so many questions. So i wanna i ask you because you mentioned this sensation of going into sephora and everything is so deeply intentional and i know it's the same with marketing and packaging and in thinking about like price points getting lower. Our is the quality of products the same so much of beauty just like markups and exclusivity and making something sound fancy and getting it in the hands of like victoria beckham or is there a true difference in quality so one anecdote i have. Is that one time someone told me in this completely rocked my world. That lemaire is made in long island and and that sort of says it all like you know. It's a cream with some like plankton. In it or you know no seaweed. I guess and it's made long island and they call it. Lum creme de la mayor and it's three hundred dollars Is that does that mean that. There's two hundred dollars worth of ingredients in there. No one hundred fifty. No one hundred fifty eight okay. So for context like the markup degree product but for a healthy cosmetics company business in general the markup on cosmetics from the goop and the packaging is eighty percent margins. So a two dollar what it cost you two dollars to make gold charge ten dollars for and that's like standard across the industry and you can't really knock a cosmetics company for doing that because they are so so cheap to make and to have investors to be able to pay the bills to be able to make this something that can really support a team and you know whatever and like grow a business. That's just industry standard so like. I don't think anybody's pulling the wool. Over consumers is this markup rate on the fashion. It's like some pence fifty percent or less of a markup. So that's i kind of a comparison. I forgot like what other interesting. I was about to say it. But i'm sure nick has a million. Well well yeah it's not. It's not an evil thing. The markup i think there's so many more there's so many more costs testing everything saying what's the difference between something that's like super expensive versus something. That's like a little bit more accessible. I do think that there's a huge difference. I mean i think what the ordinary did is like very interesting. And i still think they make like a lot of great products in general but you kinda of see like the texture of putting on like the heireann sierra and from the ordinary that costs you six dollars versus like one that has more ingredients in it from like a. I don't even know if they have one and playing with taught harper. Like it's this absorbs into skin better doesn't leave sticky feeling. Where's better under makeup. Like might smell nicer. These are all things that you have to consider. Its except for some people. It's worth paying for for others. It's not worth it and they'd rather just by the seven dollar one so okay so this leads me to my next question. Which is i'm kind of obsessed with this idea of dupes especially when it comes to here and makeup like and candles but not all. Dupes are really dupes. I kind of get into this. Like spiral do you believe. Dupes are real as possible to have a troop in skin care or makeup products. I think it's rare. There's certain things that you can charge more money. For the candle you can afford like a fragrance concentrations get a more powerful fragrance certain synthetics that are really expensive like amd brett Which is a mosque. like an animal derived. it was an animal derived. Musk now it's all Made in the lab But that is like a really expensive thing to create. So that's why a lot of like less expensive candles expensive fragrances. Don't have that smell
How to Repair Your Skin Barrier With Celebrity Facialist Joanna Vargas
"Ingredients to look for on a label for your serum or moisturizer the holy grail products that she personally recommends to her clients for skin barrier repair and we also ask her all about the trend. That's all over instagram and read. It is skincare slugging. Like what is it and do you need to do it. Plus we go deep on exfoliating toners like are they actually villainous as they're made out to be and for myself personally. I'm always someone who's kind of going back and forth between like expropriating toners and then barrier repair. And it's like. I can't seem to level out so i ask her all about that and i think this is really great timing because not only is that the data of winter but this is like a huge trend. If you will that. We're seeing in the industry talking about skin barrier health. And so before we get into our chat with joanna i do wanna kick it off with a surprise. It's a mini damn goods review in partnership with one of today's show partners. Strive acton that's right we're talking about the brand new strive becton rental recode moisture rich barrier cream. It's hundred nineteen. Us dollars one twenty nine in canada and you can find it on the straight victim website as well as retailers like and shopper struck mary and of course it like most of you will probably know strive act in. I remember it exploded onto the scene back in my early beauty editor days and they came out with that acton. Sd which was a stretch mark cream but women all around the world were putting it on their faces because they realized that it helped with wrinkles. That's right like became the best selling wrinkle cream even in france where there were like really well known at the time they would not do that. Mongia so i know they're not cream is supposedly a hot seller as well and their whole thing is they have this proprietary science. It's called nine one one four so you often see that on the label you probably within like what is that. So you guys have heard of niacin. They use this optimized form of niacin aka vitamin b. Three in every single one of their products. And they do that because they say it's backed by over thirty years of research. Thirty independent clinical studies and non global patents and why because they say it's clinically proven to strengthen and thick in that skin barrier. So it's like filling in all those cracks. If you will improving the performance of all the ingredients that you might be using to like reduce wrinkles or whatever it is that you're targeting so that's in like all their products across the board amazing so tell us about the wrinkled recode rich cream carleen. Because i know you've been using it since before the holidays. So what's what's it all about. And what have you been noticing okay. So it's a rich cream. it comes in a small tub with one of those little scoops. It's like a pretty pale pink color when you open it. I'm slightly scented and it almost looks like a beautiful like frosting that. You're gonna put on a cupcake total and so when you apply it it. It starts out almost like a light butter. So i kind of would use the scoop. Put a little bit on my hand and what. I found surprising though when it actually put it on is that it almost felt like a little bit cooling which i wasn't expecting and i think the biggest thing that a lot of people are going to like about it is that it was not greasy at all. So i think that's the challenge with some of those skin barrier creams out. There is that you know when you want something. that's actually going to be almost like a physical barrier. If you're out skiing like running in the winter it can be kind of greasy right. It's just like so thick and this is not occlusive at all. So what over time like. What have you noticed about your skin. Yes oh this. Formula has been designed to address key signs of a compromise skin barrier. So we're gonna go deep on that in today's episode but we're talking about like fine lines wrinkles like redness dullness. And i will say that. I suspect and again. I don't have like a scientific. You know monitor at home. But i do detect that my skin is becoming less red and just generally upset looking and that's really important to me these days. That's like my biggest. That's what i'm looking for is just like comfort. Oh totally end the before. And after that they had were pretty crazy. Like i noticed that they had result from women who even with like the marionette lines around your mouth that they were totally minimized reduced. So that's pretty convincing to want to get us a try right and i know that we asked the brand abo- how it really works on like a biology level and they said the secret is all about this one to one to one biometric lipid ratio. They call it. And that's a fancy scientific term. That basically means they have a very specific ratio of ceremonies. Love those fatty acids and cholesterol in the formula. Those are all essential lipids helped to strengthen the skin's barrier and that they can actually absorb because they mimic the molecular weight in skin so that's probably accounts for that like fast. Absorption that you were talking about And also have to give a shout out to one of my favorite ingredients. You guys have heard me talk about this before on the show. It's columbia and that's in the formula. While an i personally have noticed. This is a common thread and a lot of the products that i've used in the past in the winter that tend to have like a soothing effect calming that redness. They tend to always have colangelo in it. So i love that as well. Okay good tip. And i think we're gonna see a lot more products like this that say skin barrier right on the label and twenty twenty one. 'cause like i said even though this condition isn't new so many more people are aware now but they're still kind of confused they're like dr dry skin dr damaged you know skin barrier and that's also of course why we have joanna with us today so let's get into our chat and a friendly reminder that the product. We talked about plus any products. That joanna i personally mentions. That are her faves. They're going to be listed over on our blog. So we've listed them offer you there at breaking video. Podcast dot com so without further ado.
Ep. 268: Your Skin Barrier, Help for Sensitive Ears & The Weeks Beauty News
"Alright kicking it off. what's up. it's jessica mountain. I am here as the co host of fat mascara. I'm jen sullivan. And is i might sound a little different. We had some technical difficulties joining about a half an hour late today. That's okay. I cannot find my mike. We have these tiny. Mike's if you remember from who do we record with who thought it was like a dog. The whole time we were trading. Tracee ellis ross. Thought that i had been like coddling a little poodle on my lap the entire interview and it was the poodle's tau i guess this would have been very still or i would have been like really holding down which we messed up but like hosa tail. The entire time was my mike. Mike with our wind jammer and so mine is missing like the person who's literally blaming the dog. The dog took it because it does look court sort of like a little plush toy anyway. So i'm recording without the mic on a different system and mop might be pop in our sound engineer reds. Probably gonna hate me but you guys can hear me and deal with it. Until i find my mic right. Is it too early to start being like. It's twenty one. If i laugh i'll cry. Okay so jen. What do we have cooking this episode. Lots of news. I feel like everybody waited over the hollow Holidays studies coming out science news retail news new lines. I've got lots of beauty news for you. Then we have a special segment brought to you by straight becton. Remember how we told you would always tell you when something is branded as an ad. This is a branded segment but we decided to work with dr exit again because we love their products and they have a new one and it fits in beautifully with gen science corner. So i'm very happy about that. Really cool man and just talk about. Why aren't years more a part of the beauty discussion. Because there's some ear issues going on. And i am obsessed with earrings right now but my ears are not complying with my new fashion. Obsession like a dermatological issue as well. So i'm sure i'll dermatology and beauty are colliding in one segment. So i hope you'll stick with us. Yeah and then we'll raise the wand and we'll be done with this thing and next week. I'll have a mike and sound much better. Thank you awesome. Let's get to it then dente in the news chair. It's gonna be fun. Get ready okay. Ct the whole thing is science core this this episode just gonna tell you lots
Mini-Ep 169: Let It Grow
"So if you can't if you can't get enough of us gambling away who can who cannot get enough of this. Go hang out with your. Were their fellow forever. Thirty five listeners. I should just clarify that for thirty five. Twitter account was not what was problematic for my anxiety. It was just everything else about twitter. So that's oh of course area mail. Yeah don't wait to hear you totally. Have you been able to do anything today. That engages in taking care of yourself. Like i'm i'm having a cup of tea and i started organizing my google drive than that that to me is like. That's the limit of myself care today. Okay you know what. I did do today so okay. I'm gonna back up a little bit too to api yet. Okay so one of the presence. I got for matt like his big quote unquote. Christmas present was a solo stove. Which if you're not familiar is basically a fire pit but there they create much less smoke so you don't you don't like sit there getting all smokey and a really good at conducting heat. They're pretty cool so i got it for him. It sat in a box a couple of weeks and then he finally cleared area at the end of our driveway where we could set it up. We brought these two chairs out and the other night live. Fire was really nice. La la anyway. Today this afternoon. I was one of those days where i was like. Oh i haven't been outside today I should do something about that. So i went outside and i sat in a chair and did the crossword for like twenty minutes. That sounds great. I thought your a fired. I was like no. I did not light a fire partly because the dog was outside. Henry was outside. Just didn't seem prudent. The cross the crawford seem prudent. That will heal you. Yeah it was nice to just be outside. And then i came in to my office and i open the windows which i never do recep. Reason don't know why but Yeah so that was nice just kind of getting some air so i think that was my my attempt at self care today. What about you. I mean it's just t and google drive for me. I woke up at five. Am due to. What i believe is jail from relative. I'm sorry to laugh. It's okay my husband was like. I got the dial it rang. I had my apple watch on my wrist so buzzed me awake. And then as i was trying to drift off to sleep at like five twenty my husband's alarm went off because he it's work and so i was just like and then of course like he got up in the bed was like cre- cre- creek like it was just like there's no there's no point he's going to be taking a shower like lumbering about. Even though he's trying by it you know how it is to try to be quiet. But you can't be quiet. First thing in the morning opening or so. I i just rose but i'm i'm feeling a little tired so i just had. I'm having a cup of jasmine green tea. I'm i'm organizing. May google drive because it's a mess. I've never put anything into files. And i'm just kind of you know i asked because you know we got this taxed and have asking how it was really sweet. They said my first. Text the pod and it feels like i'm just texting checking up on some friends currently processing what has happened in the capital and would love to hear you all reflect process in your next episode even if briefly a feel heartbroken for our country and of trying to reflect but no word satisfy twenty twenty kicked us in the gut and i'm struggling to be hopeful. How are you processing and coping. And so so. That was on my mind. And i i'm just trying to take things real low stakes these days in terms of like my what i'm doing and so that's why i was like well. The google drive deals manageable. I don't feel like i can actually be to productive in my work endeavors but google drive and like heating up chicken nuggets for everybody to eat. Thank can handle that. Ooh yum delicious. I know you're erin. But i'm happy for the chicken nugget industry that you still are affairs. I mean it's like it's a classic comfort food. You can get a pretty solid vegetarian. Chicken nuggets you can. It's true it's true. That i i feel like i've had like the think boca make some good vache nuggets. Yeah any hoots solicitor. Thanks for checking in on us. I think we like we share your heartbreak and are reflecting and I mean yeah. We're were along. Were right there with you. Yeah it's just all so much to process. I've been at been like forcing myself to read the kind of like the tick tock of what happened like literally on tiktok. No sorry figures. A journalist journalists speak for like the like you say the tick tock of what happened of like minute by minute of like what happened. Yeah the time line. And it's like so upsetting subsidy. Nick came on the heels of what was a really like celebratory Thing that happened in georgia. Yes four knocking off. Both both winning their senate seats. That was incredible yes. I'm also feeling resentment that this took away from that victory. I mean. I feel like i haven't you know we're recording this five days after it happened. it by the time in arizona will be over a week s since it happened. I feel like i still haven't fully processed it. I mean just the imagery really hard to keep seeing over and over again the confederate flag in the capital the all the people wearing all these like horrible antisemitic holocaust t shirts. Yeah i just having to relive that over and over again is a lot so sometimes. I'm like you know like i said i i four. I forced myself to read the talks. But there are times when i just can't see these images again. I think that's yeah. I think that's okay. You don't have to keep seeing them at all now over where over at my house. It's been a little tricky because my kids caught on to what happened. And then they got really scared. And so that has been. Because i'm also scared. And i don't know i'm trying to Portray like calm. But i don't so. Listen i don't know so that's Experiencing a experiencing as humans and americans and fucked up in. I i'm I mean i don't know. White supremacy is alive and well
Ep. 267: The (Beauty) Business of Philanthropy with Karissa Bodnar
"Hello and welcome to fatima skara. I'm jess hijaz. Some dan a right. We've got a great interview today and one that we've been trying to make happen for awhile. We have charisma. The founder of thrive cosmetics. And that's right. I said 'cause medics it's caused not just her jersey accent. That is the name of the brand. I haven't been hanging out the mall too much despite what you may think cosmetics. She is a woman on a mission. A woman looking to find meaning in the industrial beauty complex. You're never gonna let me laugh now. I love it. I love it. I tried. I actually tried to weave it into our jane fonda and to buy new. She wouldn't get it and i knew that would create. Maybe some uncomfortable moments yang. I'm glad that you didn't and i know. Chris will understand when she listens dax's episode so chris wagner. We wanted to talk to her. Brand is thrive cosmetics but about philanthropy. Because she's someone who baked a social purpose into the entire meaning of her brand. And here's why so. She was in her twenties and she was working in beauty. She's worked for like sephora clara. Sonic al. she found out that her dear friend. Kristy had cancer christie was a teacher in chile. Jus just this woman that gave back a year later. Christie passed away twenty four. Chris decided i'm gonna make it my purpose to create a company that has a mission of giving back so that's just behind everything that she does. Which i think is so amazing. The company was founded in two thousand fifteen for every product purchase. They donate to help. A woman thrive hence the name thrive cosmetics while doing things like fighting cancer surviving domestic abuse emerging from homelessness. Nicole thing is it's not just product donations that are part of this brand right talk to her about what philanthropy means but they give monetary donations As well so for example Was there were so many examples to choose from. But i his achievement so much and she's like really young. I know we talk about that too. When she started her company. I'll let the. We'll save that for the big reveal during the interview but in two thousand eighteen they were able to give a quarter million dollars to organizations working to help those affected by the california wildfires. So that's just one example. There are so many more cursor herself has been unlike every list that matters about businesswomen. Are business people doing amazing things like thirty under thirty on forbes inks twenty sixteen bad ass female founders. How much would you love to have that. Your bio. i wanna be a bad ass female founder. Mary clair's two thousand seventeen. Two thousand eighteen most powerful women. And that's actually how i know chris. I met her when i was working a mary. Claire on their power trip. So okay one more giveback thing jesse ready.
Feel-Good Habits | Rosie Green
"She's back on the. I'm back here. I'm so excited. I wish i was sitting next to you anyway. This will have to do. I wish i had made a little less to be on the sofa. Sushi so lovely view. And i still felt so broken at that stage and you did. You might a little next with sushi. And i kind of driven to see you and you know honestly beckham. those times. I feel so grateful. Well you're back on the poco so the last time you came on you talked very openly and frankly about divorce because that's you going through at the time and it's actually really interesting to say you broken then because we have a conversation about how it had broken you idiots obviously not that lingers but it's it can be very long process the the break the broken us. Yeah and it's interesting. I think that's the natural human spirit is your affect. I'm not there. You know where i was like a year ago was six months ago and i just to caroline bonds make and she's an i remember. I wrote a piece for red. Just like maybe six months after the split and to accompany i had some pictures taken and she came to do my makeup. Oh those nice pages. I mean hello. I'm loving up. And she said he would trembling. So i thought i was. I thought i was so coming out. It should you physically trembling and it's true. I remember shaking for by year on no anyway shaky. Now that's good you know shaking now and it's been it's obviously i'm you'll mate way friends. It's been horrible. You go through that. But it's also been lovely recently to see the blossoming and i remember when we spoke when you came here and i made the nest and we have to see she. We spoke about the fact. Do you think that you'll look back and think. Actually this is a really wonderful thing that happened because my life. I'm really. I think i'm happy now. I would have if it of not cool. So i'm gonna put that question again. Well you know speaking to the the the mazing By when you know who who makes one who will teenage boys watching her life anyway She's a brilliantly funny amazing person and has written this book and i interview to flora and we talked about my situation she said it in our shacks among they'll get attempts to issues like eight sa- gave like and start to see that it. It's interesting i mean that's still have sadnesses of For the kids. I'm kind of sad for that. Life i would have had but then i can also see the total joy and i do feel i mean it sounds a bit so of american but i feel much more fantastic to myself like i fill up my writings more authentic. Feel like i'm phil. Failing all the fails it's kinda is a period of intensity. The actually is so energizing. Which is amazing so kind of swaggie dot with you know that sort of comfort blanket not make me. I can't even remember how. I used to feel really though i saw a fairly so roller coaster emotions all the time at the moment. But i do. I do feel energized and do very hopeful and just for listeners. He's running. Can we just talk about what the time line is. Actually people thinking. Oh that's how she feels now. How long ago was it that she broke up with. I guess so i So bit background was the i was married for fifteen years together with my husband twenty six and we have this kind of perfect picket fence life. Didn't we really know we talked about ready to low. I was always very honest about how it was perfectly imperfect. Now call whistle. Held together with raisins was just like you know actually so the other day they said i repeat raunchy about how he was so busy that you'd never had time to adjust your bra straps and i was like that's chain as soon as the kind of life young children. They like tackle imploded in summer of two thousand eighteen when my exit just being the sole super steady moral you know just kind of not dangerous as as you say. Just kind of suddenly wanted out behaved in the way. I just didn't think he would you know. And so yeah. It was really shocking. And and so then there was about six months of your back and forth and then then on this kind of journey from heartbreak to hockey. The name of the book is not this cold house. Broken heart operates. Happy became so hashtag. Mind as well as from snot to halt. Which i kind of prefer so actually. This is why you are perfect. S feel habits because this you in the loss two and a half years have had to dig really for king deep to find a sense of self a sense of just okay just like today. I'm gonna get through it. And so that's why i'm rooney intrigued to hear what you'll feel. Good habits all that you're going to share with almost excellent. Oh i'm loving your way. Sexless isn't actually last time. I had so much amazing response from people you know and this is one of my feel good habits but you know the idea of helping people just kind of helps you as well doesn't it was. It was amazing. The response last time and i think another thing to say how valuable failed. Good habits are like the company even realized that before. That's against the just like trundled through life. It didn't really about the next thing the next house the next job the next you know. And actually that kind of thing like we'll surely being happy and content and feeling grateful and all those things are kind of what makes life rather than you know. Your mobile kitchen work talk and then missile was the next thing anyway so i i think what was so. We had our brilliant listed way. And i am i guess the most well maybe the first woman each talk about my dog when we talk about me and the kids talk about two thousand twenty vega pretty shy year we let s the year. We got pixie and Pixie i want to steal the elsewhere that my son wanted to call it chelsea. Because that's his favorite football team and cardmember what by jocelyn scholar. I was in the ven diagram. The woman degree of and i was really nervous. Spot it because i just though. Oh it's gonna take away so much free to my knew. The kids wouldn't This stuff an actually she she was. She came by a friend in the village. And obviously the love and affection and the some funny. And i just i mean she's lying on my bed now because it's like having a child she's in another room she'll cry and it's life changing radius life. Changing and i realized for lots of people is not possible. And i didn't think it was for me because my mom's allergic to dogs but she's hypoallergenic and she doesn't seem to have triggered her
Is a plant-based diet the 'best' diet for health?
"Now if you're listening to this episode when it goes live which is the end of january twenty twenty one. Then he will. No doubt have spent the last few weeks being inundated with messaging about january. And all the trappings that go without honestly. I've had on social media. I've had it for my online shopping. Sources i've been targeted for various vegan delivery boxes and all sorts. It's been quite a largely recently and the has definitely been a shift towards veganism and or a more plant based way of eating because more and more research into its benefit show persuasive results in ever since i started compensations last year with dr auditor and dr doughty. I've been thinking myself about just making more of my meals plant based because they say the benefits are so many varied in. Tj's work because an elite sports nutritionist. Though he is seen it improve not just how people feel generally but he's seen it improve people's physical performance and their recovery. However let's just be very honest about something. Begin gets a bad rap. There's that old joke. How do you know if someone's a vegan don't worry they'll tell you and that goes hand in hand with this idea that making this kind of diet. Reshift is really complicated. Takes a lot of effort and planning and is more faster than a pleasure. Tj is a sports nutritionist. He works with professional sports people. He makes a very good case. For the fact that every obstacle you think stands between you and veganism or plant based diet is actually a bit of a nonsense and easily overcome in fact as you'll hear in this episode everytime i bring one of those obstacles uproar share criticism. He's very quickly able to immediately squash them. It's you know there's an answer for everything and it's so good to speak to somebody. He actually lives it himself but also help other people apply it and actually is not typical is really easy. Perhaps his best response to the criticisms and all of the sort of misinformation out there about this kind of diet though in this kind of lifestyle is his book the plant based power plan which i was very lucky to get a copy of before it went on sale and is a very comprehensive. A very practical guide for the maximizing your physical performance in recovery. So if that's very much your the front of your mind about how you want to feel whether you're particularly active and you want to improve your active performance your sports performance for example but also about tweaking your nutrition to make sure you're getting enough energy whatever you're doing but perhaps one of the things that is most useful as tj who is also a chef. Has shed thirty nutrient rich recipes. So you're not trying to kind of learning the principles and the science which there was a lot trust me as a whole section in the book just about how to read and understand the clinical data and how to no information out. There is really helpful. Information out there was just kind of marketing. Nonsense it's really really useful and if you sometimes think well i kind of get being naba. Where do i start. this book. also contains proven recipes that op delicious nutrient rich and will really help you feel great so in this episode. Tj and discuss what the differences between b. being vegan and plant based. Because you will notice. I've used the terms interchangeably. Because i kind of thought they were the same thing but they were actually as a difference also how to discern what information is accurate and what might be marketing blurb or not entirely true. Why plant based diet doesn't mean you'll miss out on key nutrients why cutting meat out of your weight. Menial missing protein. That is one of the biggest questions that i know. Tj gets when mentioned to friends that. I was speaking to a vegan nutritionist. I said what about protein. You will not struggle to find elsewhere. And he explains why the health benefits of eating plant based diet both on cardiovascular health an the overall risk that has on other chronic conditions the reduction in risk it has on other chronic conditions. I should say the data is really quite convincing an overwhelmingly it favors being plant based and then all say why plant based diet can have such a positive effect on how you feel and so much more. You will be very quick to understand that. Tj's understanding of veganism and the work he's done in. Veganism and plot based diet is very in depth. There's a lot of science of the little data so this isn't just somebody who has a few recipes. this is someone who's done a deep dive and research and also applies it to his own life but helps other people to use in their own life to increase their physical performance. And as i said the physical recovery which i think we often forget talk about rest and recovery and actually our diet can we without too so the links to tj. His book is social media. And everything discussed in this episode can be found in the show notes which can be found wherever it is that you streaming and downloading this episode. But without any further ado here. Here's tj waterfall
Act Casual: Friendships and The Pandemic
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What do we think of the EWG and answers to other questions - episode 250
"This is episode two hundred and fifty. I'm your host perry romanowski and with me. Today is just me as just valerie's actually working on some big production Thing at her job and she's not able to join us. But i wanted to get some questions answered for you guys. I went back and looked to some of the questions that were sent in Most recently through We have a spreadsheet We listened in the show notes. You can find out how to ask a question and let's just get to some of beauty product questions now next week when we when valerie's back we'll go through some beauty science news and some other things that we got planned but today. I'm just answering questions. So here they come. I'll get as many in eggs. I can do this. One comes to us from the confused. Consumer she says hi there. I heard your recent discussion on clean beauty. And the myth of natural products set that traditional synthetic products are not safe. I have spent the last two years converting from mainstream to clean products. So i'm definitely confused. Aren't we all The language i have seen from the environmental working group the wg is at many. Synthetic ingredients are potential for synergies. I've heard that sulfates and parents can build up in your blood over time with the use of many products and cause cancer yo. What are you thoughts on this. And what do you think would be the reason why the wg would claim that some ingredients are toxic or harmful. If they weren't well thank you so much for this question. The amount and type of information that's on the internet for consumers certainly is confusing. In fact you know anybody can write anything about any topic and put it on the internet and someone's going to find it and so it's not surprising to me that it's it's leads to a lot of confusion. There's a lot of conflicting information out there. In fact the reason that we started doing the beauty brains was for that very reason. And it's only actually. The situation has only gotten worse so especially with social media and i. I can't believe that people are taking a stuff that they see. You know some teenager put on tiktok in that leads. The lawsuits For brands like theresa may that we talked about last time. but anyway Let's talk about the e. W the environmental working group i they claim to be a consumer advocacy group. And you know. I don't doubt that they certainly believe that they are doing good work in important work and they certainly probably think they're helping consumers unfortunately their methodology is not science based Their first there were no toxicologists that were involved in the initial creation of their skin. Deep database the skinny database. If you don't know is a resource online which presumably you put in an ingredient and it'll kick back out a safety rating whether Dangerous ingredient is based on their arbitrary numbers. Like i said it was. There weren't any toxicologist involved in creating this and still the number of actual scientists involved in the organization is pretty small Looking through their list. I only saw two people who had degrees that i would say are relevant in the subject of chemistry and toxicology which is
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Beauty Special | Three dermatologists on how to get YOUR best skin.
"Answer your questions about all things skin and skin care my guess. All the consultants Dr melvina cunningham. Dr ben as dale and dr jason thompson who work in private practice and the nhs and all the three dumbs behind skinny now regular listeners. And those of you follow me on instagram. We'll know that. Since i started using skin me around the end of two thousand and twenty. I have noticed a profound improvement in my skin. Which is why. I was keen to create this episode to share their expertise and experience with you why my stakes listeners. The idea that malvina ben and jason came up with was a direct to consumer subscription. Skincare brand with a team made up of industry leading dermatologists and pharmacist. Prescribers that are only six hundred. Fifty registered consultant dermatologist. Here in the uk. And if you wanna nominate just waiting this you could be waiting up to one year to be seen. As a result of this people are self diagnosing and self prescribing to try to tackle that issues. And look this excellent skin-care out there. We know that if you're layering a ton of ingredients in quantities that on entirely measured then you can end up in a situation. That a lot of alvin bannon jason patients find themselves in which is that. Their skin has become hypersensitive overwhelmed over stimulated. and over sensitized. In short you're actually getting further away from your skin. Goals closer to them. What you get with skin and me by that online questionnaire and team is prescription strength ingredients. That works for your skin without the long. Wait or the expense. I've done this myself. No it's literally.
Creating lasting change with neuroscientist Dr Gabija Toleikyte
"Hello and welcome. I'm your host wardner and in my nearly twenty acri bringing on the cost models celebrities and doctors conversation and come away feeling excited and you always think bliss the tapes conversation discussed on this one on this forecast expert against a framing. You're willing and able to challenge or self improvement diesel. Very thin sites business web graduated. Let's all head to the show just before we begin. I just wanted to be totally. Kita is scientists by april coach. J. joins me on his episodes climbed talk about how we change things. Now we've talked about habits at length on this podcast goodman's bad ones bill. Good ones and we can all have great intentions when it comes to creating habits that we hope will lead to a positive change but intention isn't always followed by action and that's what can become frustrating in fact it's not inability to act on the intention that can sometimes become a stick that we use to beat ourselves. We've been there. We've written down a less before in our intentions down the habits that we won't agree on nice paper. Maybe we've done in the computer. The nice font and yet when it comes to actually acting on it just doesn't happen well in this episode debris says that this inability to act on our intentions is pretty understandable. Especially if you know how. The brain works which parts of the brain according you to not do something even if there's a part of you that really really wants to. During our conversation gabby an i talk about habit formation. Why bad habits can actually serve a useful purpose. Why taking a slow run up to change often the way to really make it stick understanding the role of the dealer plays in decision making and how perception bias affects how we see an indirect with the world wrestling affect our intentions and our actions gabby also exposed what it means to have a growth mindset. Why we procrastinate why wanting to change but feeling unable unable to is something you can walk around with a few clever exercises. I find his insights really fascinating and i asked to come on the show after i read her book which i thoroughly enjoyed is called. Why the f. Cont i change with expertise and insights is a neuroscientist and behavioral coach. It really feels as she's able to do is lead. You wanna journey of self discovery that takes a very trusted path. When reading had a lot of lights go you as you will hear situations. That i've been in his want one to touch angel didn't expertise bioterrorism might get very much. She ruined your range signs credit to take honestly those by reading that book. I really am delighted to share and soaks bootees and insight with you on the show so the links to have book everything we've talked about in the podcast we'll obviously in the show which can be found wherever it is that you are streaming and downloading this episode. But here years is making her debut on the podcast. I hope she will retain. Its dr gabiela. Kita on the gun. Shy hello gabby atallah keita. How are you. Hi there yam great. Thank you so much really excited to have a conversation with you on the phone causing because you are aging year reis scientists and how to our place and this thing. You're very hard. Why the f. climate change as like something that i think he can really resonate stations toronto restiveness because previously looking at which is that chain which i don't know how a lady we think what we all unable resolutions maiden when look all trying very best and then it becomes a web where we become aware of actually getting thrown where resolve is made and so breaking away just before we begin. I just wanted this one. Go about how did happen. She writes why the caught. I change and is it because of seeing this kind of topic talked about over and over again yes. That's a very good question. So i used to give a lot of public talks in. London is to give two two to three public talks in london. A week attended between hundred and three hundred people. And every single time after after the semilunar Somebody would come to your number of people. Say like okay. I understand all this. Unit is brilliant to took to spy and try to create those things. But what's wrong with me. Why can't they change. What's from the mental basically wrong with me And i heard that over no again with my coaching clients as well they would come and say okay. Well i have all these possibilities and am i sabotaging myself was what's going on with me. And and that's one of the. Biggest misconceptions is that we should be able to change easily. How come we can look at other people they can. Now hannity's changes heart in order to create change in the brain. Loads of things need to happen. So therefore In this book combined neuroscience approach with the coaching tools to to just show show the actually what needs to happen in your brain for the change to be created in the first place but also how to make the change last sometimes to create a quick changes easily. Like if if you know. I feel the same guy bacon. Can you quit sugar completely for a day. No problem but if you tell me could sugar for a year that would be much harder so so how to make a lasting change requires even more things to happen in the rain so so therefore in the book i share a shared both neuroscience and very practical tools and coaching techniques vol to accompany how to actually practically than make things happen. When i was reading the book i had a lot of light bulb moments. I definitely saw things in a new perspective and looked at situations that i've been in previously. Well perhaps i have wanted to change or didn't get the results i wanted. And then in reading the book very much through your insights like you say using neuroscience and coaching was able to take those one or two steps back game perspective and think. Oh that's why it went wrong.
Bullet Points | Need a good night's sleep?
"Hello hi and welcome to episode of the magan show and mid week. Bullet points episode. I am your host and we're gonna wardner and in this episode. we're going to be talking about. Sleep and sleep is something we've talked about quite a bit on this cost but it's something i've been getting messages about. Recently i previously have brilliant doctor shelby harris wonderful book all about how to troubleshoot sleep issues but the has been chasa in my. Em's in the facebook group for the show that the stress of lockdown working from home. All of the things that are going on has really affected. People sleep especially in this first couple of weeks of the new year. I've been getting a lot more messages about about that sort of feeling. I think we all thought that we start the new year and it will be a bit of a clean page and it hasn't been an i know a lot of people have been finding it really challenging to come out of holiday mode meaning that sort of christmas mode where a lot of us were able to. Maybe take off the gas when it came to work then. Maybe haven't been able to kind of get the gumption going and sleep is one of the big inhibitors because obviously is all over the place and it's been really hard to go to bed early. Get up early whatever you might need to do. Basically it's been much much harder than usual to get back to your old sheduled. So i don't like to think of you most excellent listeners tossing and turning unable to get a good rest and as someone who is previously struggled terribly with insomnia. I wanted to share five tips that i think might be helpful. If you listening to this. And you're thinking i know my sleep's not right just a little bit off. It can really can really affect you. So if you'll sleep isn't quite right harrison. Things i think might be helpful to just get things back on track and before we get into tips though i just wanted to say do you feel as though sleep is the first thing to go when we experienced any kind of stress for me. It's really good. And it's just an indicator that i have a few more taps open in my brain than i can adequately cope with and that means that my thoughts begin wearing at three o'clock in the morning or my quality of sleep over the course of an entire evening just isn't good enough and sometimes it can be just because i've got too much on my mind and this leads me nicely into one. So if you are waking up worrying and then it becomes impossible to switch off and go back
The Great Glowing Up Mineral Sunscreen Review 2021
"Well happy. New year my best. Well wow look what the grinch drag did. We friend esther. It's good to see you. Oh it's got to see sue good. It's so good to see you. Isn't it just amazing. That twenty twenty was bad and tony. Tony one is already worse. Oh god in my wildest nightmares. I couldn't have dreamed this here. Starting off so heinous li. I mean it has not been a week. And there's been a coup there. Rumors that conde west and jeffrey star sleeping together in wyoming like the chaos. The absolute chaos. That is this year. I kit do it. But if the rumor that kim kardashian and van jones are hooking up is true then there is light at the end of the tunnel like that is That's pretty to me. I like that. You know i prefer to see if we're talking kim and political pundits. I'd prefer to see kim kardashian. Steve kornacki That would be my dream. But that's okay more quote it out for me. What about governor. Cuomo actions of governor cuomo. I want him all for myself. I love his craggy face. I love both the coma. Brothers by the way. I'm curious there and also funny in q. And they're so controversial. But i do think that their sibling rivalry is the cutest today for to turn on your absolutely morny. They're toxic are they okay. They've they've got a bit of toxic agro male energy and i'm here for it. Yes so great year star racism yet lost wallet. Let's just call it. Let's take take the holidays early. I'll see next year. I'm kuei quickly highlighted charity for the new year. Yes i'm so excited about this charity. Esther you actually found it. So you think's. I've heard a lot about this one over the last year and it has such a catchy name that keeps like grabbing my attention. It's called black girls code. Yes and it's just that it helps black girls code yes. A good coach teaches african american girls. How to code with the goal of creating a generation of black women prepared for the digital workforce now this is pretty shocking. A recent report from asu reveal that among women employed in computer science only twelve percent are african american or latina and one hundred and seventy seven silicon valley firms. Less than two percent of all workers are african american latino or native american women. Those those numbers are fucked and buyers. Code provides workshops after school programs and scholarships to young black women interested in computer coding or stem. You can check them out at black girls code dot com or twitter at black girls code. I love a specific charity. Where you know you hear the name of it and you know exactly what they do. I don't need a charity. That's like wild potatoes dot org like i want to know what it is. You want a mission statement. You want a declarative. So clear burger pringles. I know what those are but anyways yeah cool. Thanks for giving us all the details on black girls code. 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Yes bull labia details things that things that no-one things that no partner should know. So let me think statement. I have to give it up. This is not an easy podcast to host being single. Because there's a lot there's a lot out there about you. The we could dig up just from old episodes so many details. Yeah real real. Gnarly physical details guy. No i'm sorry. The listeners of the show norm no more about me and my vaginal anatomy than my guy know who has also been on the show and has told us about your vagina. Point is if you're gloomy. Swipe left on me please. Wow that's really wow okay. It's hard is hard dating someone. That's a fan of yours or listen. Cigarette thing is just kind of like off the table. i think. That's that's too much. Absolutely absolutely ester god hears too many more single adventures sharing glowing up sitting waiting. I'm sitting in waiting. I want them. I'm going to safely suck. And fuck my way through the city. And i want the v along for the ride. 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So sorry to hear that. Your allergies are acting up and you kind of say one thing about people with allergies. I'm so sick of it. I'm so sick of your shit. I i'll people with allergies are always talking about how. It's allergy season of the way that allergy people talk allergy seasons twelve months of the year. What allergy season doubtedly. un. I don't i don't know why these people call it a season. I have them all year round. If there's other that have year round allergies or just bad allergies especially in la. Please hit me up. Please me up the on instagram. I need to hear from you. I need. I need coaching. And it help. This
Fat Mascaras Annual Naughty & Nice List
"All right. We're going to kick it off with a little naughty. Okay who's been naughty this year jess so my on the top of mind audie list are all the agents. The hollywood agents were telling their celebrity clients. Right now you know what i see for you. Doll and twenty twenty to your face on a cosmetics line. You need a skin care line. Almost saying the world needs it. But i think we're good for now. It really has been a year of celebrity line. Launches hasn't it yes. I've got a list of someone's that i don't know if they've all launched this year but here are some names you've talked about in the podcast this year ready ready lady gaga letting gaga. I mean we just talked about her last week as you know her. She trademark for skincare. Line that she has. I know house of gaga makeup line. Jennifer lopez is launching her line at the beginning of twenty twenty one riana fendi fifty skin Just launched for rail launches getting caroline alicia keys launched a last so clare which is like a whole skin-care but it's even bigger than skin care. It's a whole beauty nettle health. Line carmen electra. Into that one. We didn't even talk about her yet. To raji p. Henson has a haircare line. Selena gomez has a makeup line and yet. Does you doing skin to. It's not yet operative word serena williams is into hair care right or no no cisco son care. Spf member eleven. Yeah eleven right lauren. Conrad we had on the show. She is doing makeup end. Skin-care kristen bell she come out with a line or best friend. Kristen who we will fight to the death if you say anything bad about her so i don't have any problem with any of these individuals by any means. Were really well done. I liked a lot of products from a lot of those lines. Yes so we're not you know. I don't wanna hear like wait a second. You guys had these people on the show you promote them. What are you saying. You're talking to both sides your mouth. That's not it it's just. There's a saturation of celebrity. Like beauty. lions right now. I'm not sure how many more we need at like. I'm not sure how. But we definitely don't me. I don't know how many more the world needs. And i'm not really sure what. Us ps unique selling points. There are if we have too many more celebrity cardi right now through zeta-jones with her mar inducing video. Yes with her eyeliner. Like i just. I'm just not really sure how much more we can add to the conversation right now before it becomes like a parody. Do you remember all the fragrance lines came out like the end of the two thousands. It was like every celebrity became drink. Eventually yeah yeah i just. i'm nervous. Were getting to that point. Yeah i i. I agree with you and i think in general i found my job as somebody. Who's a beauty journalist. Who wants to try things and bring you the best. I found it really hard this year. There was just too damn much. Yeah so naughty naughty to the faceless agency i like it or blaming agents. It's true because those people get money out of it to all right Minority was my naughty mask. Ni twenty twenty two biggest off twenty twenty mask asked matthey okay so you guys know what that is that we didn't it didn't even this existed. We have the name. we had hormonal acne. Which often shows up on the lower half of the face. This is different. I got pimples this year in my mustache area. that's not hormone acne. That's mask me. Get this the american academy of dermatology published research papers. An eighty three percent of healthcare workers in china suffered skin problems on their face this year. Because everybody's walking around in a pp's which great a warm moist environments will logged pours. Acne and i'm just going to add onto acne naughty enough. it's not just acne. I was doing some more research on this and basically what the mass does. It just creates an inclusive environment the same way like your pimple patch does when you're healing pit bull that's good in some cases but not when you're using active ingredients so hey guys out there if you don't have mask knee. Heavy notions really read or the sides. Of your mouth cracking. Maybe he's a retinoid. It's more effective under that hot moist -clusive environment so like you gotta you gotta like pare back on all the active stuff.
How To Build Your Best Skincare Routine with Celeb Facialist Rene Rouleau
"So what is the first stop to like assessing your own skin type. Like how do people figure that out at home. I think people often. It's just like your boss is like. I think people misdiagnosed that all the time and a lotta people misdiagnose skin type so help us. Yeah so i'm definitely the queen of skin types There definitely are some basics that people need to kind of look at so one is the concept of dry normal oily. So that's the first thing you need to look at and mainly you need to know that information because that will drive. What kind of moisturizer that you need to use light or how heavy it is so if you are somebody that gets shiny and your skin gets oily and greasy. That means that you already have oil in your skin so are gonna use somewhere water-based if you're somebody that's feeling really tight and gets flaky and doesn't look smooth to the touch. Chances are you're going to require more oil. And so you can look for more of a cream or even a skin oil or something like that. So i think understanding drone norman oily is important but i think also. It's one kind of side note of that. Is that a lot of people. They use a lot of strong active ingredients and so if they still get breakouts but they feel dry. The thing the understand with breakouts is that you have oil underneath there somewhere 'cause people who have truly dry skin bone-dry skin that don't have any oil at all. They're not going to break out. Because oil breeds bacteria bacterial to breakouts. So i'm always kind of educating people because people are like oh my gosh. I'm so dry yet. They have you know they still get a lot of acne so it could be because they're using things that are too strong so they're getting the sensation of being dry. But if there's breakouts there. I always tell them there's oil in there somewhere so we don't want to ask things that are too heavy so i think yeah so. I think the first thing is kind of just trying to assess. If you're dr norman oily and and again it's just more dryness is more if there's flaking and a constant kat constant tightness and absolutely no oil whatsoever a normal skin tiber combination could be somebody. That's a little tease zone. If your pores are larger in the area than they are on the other areas of the face. That usually is an indicator that you're a little more combination In that skin. Ken feel type. It's typically not going to be flaky. I mean obviously if you're using a prescription retinoid or something you know that would cause that but generally you can feel type but it's not flaky and then more oil is somebody that has enlarged pores all over the face and they're just shining in greasy like in a by one o'clock in the afternoon they can be blotting their skin with blotting papers and they see a lot of on there but again that you know. It's a lotion verses. A cream sensitive skin is one of those tricky subjects because the definition is different from anyone for from everyone when someone says yeah. My skin's really sensitive. The first thing i said is tell me what that means to you right so to one person. They'll say if i use something really harsher strong it. What you're a tape. My skin for which. I'm always like well. How about let's not use anything harsher strong okay But but then someone else will say if i use something too heavy will break me out. And then someone else will say everything. I wash with sting's my skin get read. I get rashes easily right. So there's and then some other people might even have other descriptions of them but those are the three that i hear the most so my definition of sensitive skin is more. They easily irritated the redness. The pinkies leave the Things staying easily as more of a moisture barrier issue. I don't really consider sensitive. Oh i can't use moisturizer that's too heavy because we'll break me out. Then you use them worst riser. That's stuck to you know will break you. There's an easy fix. Yeah yeah and but the problem with quote unquote sensitive skin care products out there. If it says for sensitive skin typically it means that they just took out the synthetic fragrance or the synthetic die but a lot of the sensitive skin care products. Don't necessarily actually try to calm the redness they'll take out the quote unquote irritants out of it. But if you have somebody that is you know. Easily irritated and read. The goal is to try to really like put the fire out com circulation sedate the skin and a lot of sense of skincare products. I don't feel like necessarily do that. Because the goals were trying to improve the skin barrier and make the skin less sensitive over time so just avoiding dyes and fragrances. That's just not gonna do that. Sure sting so dehydrate and dry. Those are two different things too right correct. And that's i mean that's a huge one. I have a great blog post about it. But that's probably you know the biggest the hardest thing for people to understand because people always say dry and And so i always say when someone says how. I'm really dry but then i see the breakouts. I'm like no can't be but all always say like. Does your skin ever get flaky. Because to me that's true the definition of dry and then absolutely you know producing no oil but the main difference is dry is lack of oil and dehydrate as lack water. So you can be oily in dehydrated. But you can't be dry. And so i think the i mean all skin types require water but not all skin types require oil right so so typically again if somebody has breakouts they still produce oil but they feel tight than that's dehydration versus somebody's you know bone-dry and they're you know forty five plus and they have tiny pores that's going to be more of a drier skin type so if you're trying to assess your own skin type do you even put dehydration into that category at all or thus just a condition you right. Yeah i mean the whole thing is any good skin care routine. Should always be hydrating your now if somebody comes to me you know if we have a customer client that has been using really harsh things and they kind of have destroyed their moisture barrier than we might need to load up on a few extra things just to repair their skin and get it. Back to healthy state the concept of the moisture barrier which. I'm sure you guys understand but let me explain it for your listeners. So your skin has this moisture barrier and think of it as like bricks on a house and when the barrier is damaged from harsh products. Genetics resistencia were. The skin is hot. And heat kind of naturally can deplete the moisture barrier or the moisture within the skin over full leading to many acids things like that so in these bricks like the mortar. In between the bricks starts to loosen you. Get these little invisible cracks in the skin when you get these invisible cracks in the skin moisture can escape easier and then irritance can get any easier so sometimes when people like are like yeah. Products are stinging my skin lately and normally that never happens. Well it's because when you have those cracks products especially water-based ones hit the nerve endings. Faster and you get a stinging sensation. So i have a great bog post about this as well. But it's all about kind of sealing up those invisible cracks so that wished your stays in and then irritants you know they're not irritating the skin as much and that's probably the biggest thing that i've probably seen in the past i'd say like four years or something is people's moisture barrier. You know were people who are. Oil are feeling dry. And it's because we have access to so many more active ingredients everybody's big into the liquid acid toning right now. They're using the. The acetone is twice a day. And you know then. They're using sonic cleansing. Brushes and there are you know which is is an expulsion in itself and then they're micronesian derm rolling at home poking holes in their faces. And so there's just a lot of people and we've kinda fallen into a culture of like if it doesn't burner staying it's not working and so people relate feeling something with doing something right and so and then you know you can buy all. These chemical peels on amazon. And so i just think that's like a big conversation that i'm having a lot with people as having people back off. A lot of thing is there in their effort to control their skin. And do more often die micromanaging. They're like that boss doing too much like if you actually back off. Yeah i'll be more productive
The Year in Beauty With Allures Michelle Lee
"So welcome. Michelle and attache will come to breaking beauties annual year end roundtable discussion. And this is happening. Virtually of course because it's twenty twenty. We were just having a lot of fun. You guys with our there's news zoom makeup filters we were all trying on so why that's behind the scenes and today we're going to be discussing the high moments in beauty this year and kind of everything in between so welcome once more and i think many for me personally a lot of viral memes and moment's got me through twenty twenty like if i could have a laugh at something on the internet. I was like so grateful. So i wanted to kick off our chat with one of those and back in january Twitter handle at gossip. babies tweeted a scenario. I wanna get your take so the tweet was. Your fiance gets kidnapped in a foreign country. You stay out until two. Am with authorities. But eventually you have to call it a night and return to your hotel. Do you still do your skin. Care routine. Yes or no. Let's discuss sway. What namely yes or no so easy. Yeah yes did anyone say no. I think i think it kicked off a huge discussion online and almost everybody said they still would do it. I would yeah. You are on the edge. But because you're on the unique skate carry to leave that ritual. You need that. Decompressing time to take the day off literally the stress off so i would definitely i would still be by program. Yes i agree. I feel like this was the year where skin care truly became self care. You know that winding down ritual right with everything. That's going on and i think you know truly to kick off our conversation. Cova was obviously the biggest moment that happened to all of us in the uk new york around the world. I was back in march. A lot of the lockdowns happens. So maybe we'll start with you. Michelle how would you say. The world of beauty has been transformed. He and the last nine months. Oh my god could almost be a whole episode. I know yeah so much has happened. Just even thinking about mask wearing and how that's changed makeup and people saying are we gonna wear lipstick again to be honest like in the same way that skincare has become self care. I also myself realized how much i actually loved putting on makeup and wearing makeup. I think i kind of cameron to. I spent a couple of weeks where i was like. Okay just gonna do skin care no makeup but that was a huge change but also just in terms of the business of beauty salons closing down or having to limit how many people would come in just the like the types of products i feel like especially in the first couple of months seeing all the different beauty brands pivoting to hand sanitizer and handyman thinking about just all of the rules that we've had an regulations and you know how to wash our hands properly so much has changed and thinking about too. I mean the beauty business was on such an upswing for such a long time because and now thinking about we can't really swatch things anymore. We're not really in stores as much. What's been wonderful to see. Though in the past couple of months has been to see how many brands have changed. How they're doing things and how they're they're selling things. How consumers are looking at stuff to. We've honestly found like from a content perspective. People are still so interested in beauty. It did shift a little bit though where people want to spend a little bit more on things that they know for sure work. They're talking a lot about beauty but this year has been such a weird one. Yeah now have you been. Diy in your nails. That's what i wanna know. I've got your nail queen. Got nothing but you know what it is. It's not it's less about cove it and more. I have a nine month old baby so certain things like. It's been really interesting to me to see what things i did for myself. And what things did for other people. And that's what. I was saying about makeup that i always thought that i only wear makeup for other people when i go to the office when i go to meetings and stuff that i was wearing makeup for other people but when i was on maternity leave and i finally did a full face of makeup again a god i actually really love just a creativity and the process of doing it and i think. That's what's been good about lockdown in in some ways has been we've realized what we can live with and what we can live without.