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Changing Your Look After Coming Out
"Had heard from a listener. Who had come out in her thirties and was kind of wondering how she should change her style. Yes and also kind of dealing with friends feedback in changing of her style and we received such an amazing advice and thoughts from other listeners. That we wanted to share. We really did so. Here's our first email that were sharing today. I just finished mini episode one seventy eight and as a queer teenager. I felt that. I could provide some input here for the listener about their gay style. This year as come out as pan sexual unexplored my own style more. This is something i think about a lot. Recently i've changed so much of my wardrobe and found new things that make me comfortable in my look and my sexuality. What i've learned is that there are so many ways to be gay. You can really take any style and tweak it to express your identity and it doesn't have to be blatant for example. I've always had a darker edgier look and i've started wearing flannels with my goth. Clothes and makeup beans are also a nice touch that make everything a little bit gayer but not to gay also little rainbows are such an amazing and cute way to show your pride if none of these stereotypically gay items of clothing fit your taste. I have many friends who just like to dress and the colors that they feel express them instead of focusing on the items of clothing themselves. There's really no correct way to be queer and you can really and you really can make any item of clothing as as you want. True allies will support you no matter what you wear and no one should ever be pressured to dress in a way that they are uncomfortable with. Hopefully some of these suggestions help. Ps as a gen z. Are i must admit that. Cates use of the word ziesel her makes me cringe but of course i always appreciate the words. You guys make up as for trends. I think there's so much more acceptance of individuality in today's teens at the ones i know so whatever is considered popular online is really only. What a specific specific group of people are wearing regular life though. The controversy is always interesting and often hilarious to see Thank you teen listener. I loved us soak we. This was so such a great email to receive. I'm so honored. That teens are listening to this podcast. Oh the teens are so great. I think the teens are really great. Which terrifies me. Because i've always thought the teens were bad. Especially when i was a teen but i kinda think. Today's teens are awesome. Yeah i know it's really interesting. Yeah all right. You want to share this email diary. I would love to hike kantor. I wanted to write in response to the listener searching for her style. Post coming out coming out in my late twenty s i was so torn between looking to gay or two straight wanting to feel like my full self but also not wanting to seem like the stereotype who comes out and changes everything. It was helpful for me to consider. What stereotypically feminine elements of my style. Had i embraced. Because i truly like them. For example always having my nails done and other things had. I rejected. Because i was worried. Someone could suspect. I wasn't straight noticing what i had an impulse to like but held back from was usually an alert to that internalized homophobia rearing. Its head and usually was silly. I not buying fund metallic birkenstocks or not wanting to follow brandi carlile on instagram. I'm sorry to laugh. I'm laughing. Because i love brandi carlile and i. I love italian stocks. I did not realize that. Brandi carlile was Something that would lead someone to suspect that you weren't straight okay. So just like how. I tell the diet culture voice to get lost. So do i. Now try to tell the hetero normative voice in my head to shut up. Let me live when i find myself holding back from buying doing wearing listening liking something a helpful. A help fought narrative. Reframe for me. Was that many queer people have common interests were style just like many californians or new englanders or chefs have common interests or style. And none of those people aren't buying or wearing or doing something because it's to california or new england or sheffi so like what you like and if it gives people a clue that you're not straight so what it's not a secret and now you have a life more filled with things that feel good and bring you joy to boot as for the listeners. Friends my favorite way to kill those comments is a deadpan. That's weird or rude thing to say not creative that universally applicable
How Hair Dressing Saved Daniel Granger's Life
"Daniel welcome to hell to cuts it. Hey thanks for having me. Thanks for having me finally. Finally we go here. We go back a long way. I huge way down a huge way. I mean from when you had the salon up is why he was in november and decade. I i met down. We've done a local hair awards and long share hairdresser which was actually a big success. We had a big turnout and you at the salon. At the time. I think you won that title and it was incredible. And that's where you really started to. And i think sort of come into the whole head saying we're going to really learn about your story today but has your journey industries taken. You surprise. did you away sing. yeah. I've got big things. Planned always had visions of grandeur. I've always been a dream. I've always fought. what can i do with tomorrow. I've always believed in something greater and growing and growing and growing and testing myself. Put myself like just high for did that. What else can i do. Taking a leap of faith. A gamble of risk bombed definitely a daydreamer. Definitely yeah. Well i'll tell you what people say daydream. As i do isn't good to be a digamma. People save his dream a dream but she li- being a dream. And when you say. Dan the without those dreams. Do we actually eat. It is that the gives us the expirations to go on a one to achieve greatness. It's a mediocre. Life is definitely not what i was given as my my benches food life testing myself building myself One in case you makes me feel life you know truly alive and then the bigger you grow. The more success comes with that the will Profile you and everything else in this never been is never been about the money. It's been about the excitement of the what what makes me take a look at that and that's really interesting. You said it's never been about the money. Don't get me wrong. i like money. i like money. I like the things you can buy and solemn which i own rent and everything i do too as mine and this united steph. My children every pasta down for the family And you know that's a big thing for me is legacy video again for our listeners. Won't see this video But in the usa beautiful backdrop give us an overview to that sun on that. You've currently got down there. I mean it about five years ago. And i didn't have the funds for i had saved up. I always knew when my least came out when i came. At least the. I want to buy my own salons. He's ago a ten year ago. So i'm gonna put money aside. That's not my money. It doesn't exist so much like the tax man was taken away way up. Put it aside each year Ready for when my lease ran out and gone by premises and the prices looking for new premises this. This massive building came up which was so alabama site. I mean huge. Is this a full floors cathedral. And then i walked in. It was like an okesene on. I just felt right okay. You've got enough money to buy the building. We've got no money to do it up what you do and then for some reason. I'm very good at finding resources. When i need them a. Nothing's out of my reach life. I want something bad enough. I work harder and get. It wasn't come from than than you know somebody that wants something. If you want it you can get that. I'm just one determined individual. I think when things happen to you salute bottom happens to you. nothing else can touchy. You become almost like a little bit more immune to the stuff you know you become somebody is you want to here on us. Sounds a bit strange is kind of like you feel that you can just go down and reach it. And i'm a little bit more on a spiritual side of things as well connected with the universe of whatever harry paul off out guys out there but i really believe in that because the things that happened to me when i was younger including light the good stuff that happened always leads into something cows and i manifest that i dreamt of the challenges and goals because then i knew where i needed to work to. It was almost put it down on paper and then appeared but my sallow now. I i swear. I'm wrote this down. I dreamt it up by trendless. You'd walk into my foyer and obi this massive feature and he had water running down. Don't have a war features but it's definitely a message when you come in. So how did i know that my son was told grand and be looms and i put that down even the house even the call. I wrote that down. When i was about eighteen that i would get that.
Amy Poehler on Opting Out of the 'Beauty Race'
"I don't know that. I've ever had such a bonding feeling. Is listening to you on terry. Gross years ago. Promoting your book and you said you got to a point in high school where i looked in the mirror and i said look. This isn't going to be your thing. I'm not gonna run with these lose because unlike you. I'm like you kinda say i apologize in advance so excited to be doing this right now. I'm such a fan. I kind of feel like a one fan contest. I'm going to do a lot of this both of you. Which is i'm going to be like. I'm like you. But i like to do things. I'm good at so in the beauty race i bury thankfully an early on realize. I'm not gonna win here. I'm not going to get a lot of wins here and so it felt good. Just pretend like. I was self selecting out but also the beauty racist changed. When you're in high school it was one thing and now it's not so you are winning beauty race in many ways. Well i wonder if winning it is like not racing exactly. I think that might be the new way to win it. Yes but you know. Markets his constant boring. Disappointing thing that we just keeping like. I can't believe i'm still being so rough in my own. Mind about my face like this is going to be my face. When are we going to become friends. When is it going to happen. And the answer is no right before you. Die the minute before you
Makeup Artist Michael Anthony on Breaking Industry Boundaries
"There is this idea that you have to put yourself in a box of. This is the kind of makeup. I do and that's something that i have always refused. I've never i've never said to myself. Golly gee the only way. I'm gonna make if i get like on a press tour for like a big marvel movie and work with like elite actress doing bronzes. Smokey is for a year. I i to me doing red carpet or like just beautiful everyday glam. That's like taking your first math course. That has to be something. That's in your back pocket at all times from the beginning. That's not like a goalpost for me so used to get frustrated by this idea that what excites me is like images with stickers and the jamie nelson hype imagery where it's like candy but what inspires all these agents in all these brands that are sponsoring things. Are these boring red carpet post with everyone pose like a tea kettle in front of. I'm like how am i. How am i going to make my way in this business. I will be so bored. If that's all i do you know that. I wonder why they liked that so much. I think that it's just an all an outdated structure but also to sell things. And if i get it i understand it. It's like if you are trying to sell something very specific. You can't have everything in the kitchen. Sink on it because people the general public can't dig through at all But i mean exist in a world. Where i can do. Both you know. Sometimes on the same people i can give you a beautiful red card. Bit just a nice fluffy lash and like a matt peachy lip and then the next day. We're going to give you like tapes and glitter and you know stickers and the whole kin
Why You Need a Signature Scent and How to Find One
"So. I used to wear this perfume knows wearing. I wore it for years. But then i i kind of stopped wearing. I don't know it didn't feel as me. so is it possible to like change. Your signature scent. Is that an absolutely. Yeah for sure we all kind of grow into you. Know what we appreciate more as our paced matures. Let's just say it that way. I think i think we all were like bubble gum lip gloss stuff white. Had you know and all of our sense tend to be more sweet or Fruity and those kind of things and we just kind of grow up in. so yes. you're your even your censh- taste can definitely change over time So it's totally normal to have you know maybe a signature scent when you were younger and then you maybe find something new. I have you know so many people that. Tell me that all the time. They're don't always wear this. But i found something new and this is it and so that's cool. It's neat to be able to transform yourself in that way i mean i. I don't really know a lot of people who i think. When i was growing up in the movies you would see all of these sort of boudoir and people would have like so many different perfume. Bottles reality. People don't really mix up their sense like they would. Let's say a lipstick shade. yeah. I think that it's wants people kind of know what they like. Most people tend to stick with it. Some people might have two or three different things on the counter. And that's a good thing. You're on your bathroom counter to have something that's a little bit sweeter for maybe daytime something. That's a little bit. You know a little bit deeper for like inter Even definitely switch it up with the seasons or whether you're out for the day or out in the evening That's okay. But i think having one that is continuous goto that you kind of fall back to is is always a good idea. Well i have. I'm so glad you today. Because i feel like prior just around like last february aroma. Valentine's name like. Oh i need to find a new sent. You know i feel like. I was going khloe phase at that time and i. I don't know i i really like it but i don't know if that's what i was going to stay married to. And then covert hits and not only do it hits but i got it and i lost my sense of smell. I'll be honest for the past. Year i've been wearing anything It comes to trying to find a signature set. Like if you don't have one. Where do you even begin. I think you begin with just things that you already know and are familiar with and what you're what you gravitate towards so most references are gonna fall into one of four categories. It's going to be woody. it's gonna be floral. It's going to be fresh or it's going to be orientale and so once you have an idea of what each of those are what they smell like. It's a lot easier to then find a signature scent that because you know. I liked something for example. That's fresh those are your kind of citrusy those things it's kind of like fresh cut grass the the clean water smell those. Those sites have smells that once. You know that that's what you'd like when you are reading about perfumes and they say they have you know notes of of citrus than you know that something you gravitate towards and give it a try that way so there are ways to figure out your signature scent even if you're like shopping online like we're all doing right now because we're you know can't go out of the house budget and so we're shopping online and i get it but there are still ways if you read the description of a properly studied the notes that are there you can decorate figure out at least get close to something that you know will be you know more your style. I feel like we just went through is three said. I'm like a bright citrusy which was What was the category for. That look shot fresh go or the other categories starting with equity like. Give us some ideas of woody. So what is going to be your more Kind of deep pachulia okay. musk's those type of sense are going to be a little bit more. Are you gonna be your in your woody category Floral is going to be your typical florals. You've got a half The any kind of rose and he kind of lavender All those that those kind of bright florals that you're used to That are very common in a lot of of of female perfumes. And then oriental. We don't feel quite as much. It's a little bit warm kind of spicier. A lot of men's colognes tend to have bass notes that are that oriental women's if they have those base notes they usually top it with something a little bit floral to balance it okay. So a lot of times you can play with more than one of those categories with. That's why i always tell people figure out you know kind of lied about those or categories figure out things that fall into those categories that kind of sparked your interest and look from there. I find what. I'm seeing a lot in in the marketplace or what i was seeing. Was that a lot of these sense that would be typically more masculine. Women are now starting to wear right. Like the lualaba son tall which to me is seems to be almost a very masculine. Send out. I know a lot of women. Women who are beautifully Yeah i am a big believer in the we. Don't call our sent feminine or masculine I believe that you know anybody can wear any sense with like especially because since change a little bit with your own body chemistry so you can put it on gonna smell a little bit different on everybody. I've worn colognes. You know quote unquote what they've labeled as cologne most of my life. I love a good unisex sense. And i really tried to educate people that unisex a real thing you know you remember. Do you remember. Ck one or you too young. now remember it. I mean. I actually just as saying right now. I can smell it one to me. Always this is so weird when you first open. A box of kellogg's frosted flakes the the first initial smell. And it's not like a sugar smell. Cq on a yeah. I shit you not. I mean not. Anyways there's something in it. Has that sort of ck one sentence but that's the thing that came out now and a lot of people were like. Well it's for both guys and girls so guys didn't want to wear because they thought it was too early and girls didn't wanna wear it. 'cause i thought it was gone and then people started to realize that you know not everybody but most people are trying to attract the opposite sex wearing something that both sexes would like anyway so it it become more popular thankfully and i agree that you know sense smells so different different people you know even between the same girlfriends can all wear go out for not wearing khloe and it's gonna smell slightly different on every single one of us. You're fairmont's your body chemistry the oils on your skin already all about gonna play into it. Do what it actually smells like. Put the same exact fragrance on somebody. It can smell very fresh and bright on one person in berry suite on another person and that's just the way it happens with with a lot of things so you have to find. That's why we say your signature sent you find one that works with you that you liked within also
An Expert's Guide To Curly Hair
"Welcome to. I'm sharon hunt and this week's look dropped by. Guest is the incredible ruby aka the guru of curly and afro hair. Ruby is originally from zimbabwe but nowadays. She calls australia home. The originally self-taught stylist fell into hairdressing by accident. After witnessing friends and families struggle to find someone that understood this strands so she wound up doing it herself in her lounge room eventually she took up an apprenticeship began stalling out of multiple salons before finally opening up her own place. Rooming co in two thousand four room. Be thanks for dropping by. Thanks so much for having me sharing now. When i was a kid i distinctly remember being told if you ate all your crusts. Yo hey would go curly and i really badly wanted. Kelly has a you better believe i was gobbling down the crofton. I of course realize it was an old wives tale. That parents just tell you to eight year food. But i have to say. It's not the only myth that i've come across when it comes to curly hair. So why do you think there are. So many misconceptions about kohl's. I think something is misunderstood. There's a desire to want to make it a lot more palatable to each individual like answer for that very reason people come up with their own anecdotes around what this complex appendage actually is so people come up with so many things now yes i mean you told your cross for me. It was like eat your vegetables. And your hair is going to be straighter. You know what i mean like. Oh my gosh eating those so yeah. I think it's just because people really want to understand something that is complex and so yet this is where a lot of myths have come along and i hear them all the time. I've got lots of them to ask you about. Oh let's go. I guess to start with with. Kelly has to understand that. There's not just one type of co run us through just as an overview the different types of kohl's because you can tell by looking at someone calls not the same to the next. So why should you treat them the same one colleague on one hundred percent. So there's three curl types wavy curly in africa's how we sort of break down but then when you're looking at the typing system you've got type two which is wavy and that's lusa curls and there's three subcategories of that you've got to a to b to c and two c would be the tightest within that range and then you've got type three which is curly and within that again. Abc and c. And seeping tighter and then same thing for africa harrah's well after or coyly hair. Because i guess everyone who has coyly hair has an effort background. He is another curly myth. I've come across curly hair. Shampoos a marketing hype and normal shampoos worked. Fine let's start right there fact or fiction fact. They all marketing hive. Well okay no no no let me put it this way curly hair. People shouldn't shampoo their hair. That's a myth. Okay great stafa. Let's start there because that's actually. What's more commonly said trump who your hair. I've heard condition as well really. Yeah stop it. Maybe straight hair. How should you be carrying the curly hair. When it comes to washing its really simple. One of the things that i say to my clients often is you have to get rid of straight hair tendencies right. And how do you do that. It's just simplifying it. And which is part of what we do. We try and simplify everything for our clients. Because if you don't do that it's as though you're eating soup of the fork and that's gonna be very frustrating. And so how do you shampoo we take people through this whole process and it's like pretty much. Get the right shampoo first of all what you need to have the right product. Because not all sham periods would then be the same. Most shampoos actually stripped your hair. Which is why in some way. Yes don't shampoo your hair. I get with people. Come with that myth because it doesn't leave your hair as hydrated but then when you've got shampoo that is specifically designed for curly hair. It's supposed to cleanse but also hydrate to leave your hair feeling very moisturised. Soft supple and clean as well without streaky. Feel that you get when you get a deep cleansing shampoo
Take the Plunge With Suleika Jaouad
"Our guest today is to lak- jawad welcomed feber. Thirty five salako here. We are so excited to have you Slake is the author of the instant. Best selling memoir between two kingdoms. She wrote the emmy award winning new york times column life interrupted and her work has appeared in the new york times magazine. The atlantic vogue and npr among others a highly sought after speaker. Her main stage tedtalk was one of the ten most popular twenty nineteen and has nearly four million views. She's also the creator of the isolation journals community creativity project founded during the covid nineteen pandemic to help others convert isolation into artistic solitude over one hundred thousand people from around the world have joined and her book Yes overbook just came out on february ninth. It's wonderful congratulations. Thank you spend so exciting and so overwhelming in a little. I'm so that are for the course. Hannah's book that came out during the pandemic which is just a whole other layer of stuff and it's a memoir which is a whole other layer of stuff layers so many layers to peel back. Well before we really get into it. We we love to ask our guests at the beginning of an interview to share a self care practice that they have in their lives. It can be quite literally anything And so we would love to hear if there's one that's resonating with you right now. I just did it actually before talking chiku and it's A new self care kind of ritual that came about during pandemic and involves thirty five minute screening meditation and then cold water punching other currently although assuming holes nearby frozen could coach our which is why my restricting Yeah l. okay. So i'm so excited. This is what you started with. Because i've been following your cold plunges on your instagram and we already have a question in the document about them so we can just get kate. Kate is very cold. Plunge curious we've had a lot of listeners who have really into us about how Either cold showering cult bathing has helped with insomnia nervous system trauma experiencing things. So can we start from the beginning. Like how did you come into this. What has it done for you in your life. And how do you maintain the practice especially like now that it is twenty two not even twenty degrees. I'm sure it's colder than that where you are very good question that i ask myself. Every time i find myself submerging. My body freezing so I live not far from the great elizabeth gilbert and the first time we had a friend date. We went for a walk. And we pass mccall. She proceeded to rip off her clothes. Jump in the water. So naturally i did the same and it felt so good Especially in this time where you been spending a lot of time out my computer on-scene who calls And it has its way immediately. Resetting are nervous. i'm And so we decided that we're gonna do it every day and because the kind of get more of a ritual and because the best can't stand being cold water for longer be added into screaming meditation and became really interested and but pops and the science behind breathing. So at is what we've done every day until recently just got too damn cold So now i take a cold shower and of jumping in the freezing water. But i think you know. Part of it was My lining to get into meditation on someone who always struggled meditation. I'm incapable of sitting in a chair with my eyes closed for like five minutes and something about the breathing fouts Not just Actions that kind of focusing on the states. You're you're meditating. you're also. Jimmy's pretty strenuous breathing. Exercises and the other piece of it might fat. In this time. Pandemic Really became kind of creative approach to gathering
How To Fix Your Quarantine Nails With Celebrity Manicurist Marian Newman
"With me. Let's make it about me for a second allows you have like a wash my hands and i'm like you know being so thorough these days but i'll end up with like my knuckles or like cracked. They're just so dry at that point that it's like what. What are you even do. The first thing to do is you need to do a little baffled treatment. So you need to find an exposure said because if you don't explode the eight the dead a dry skin than any treatment hind cream you put on off to. Its isn't going to reach a pulse that it needs to reach so there were many expansion hind creams around about. You know if that's not available and do it yourself. A high said for example. Get a bit of honey or get a bit of their reach out a mix sugar into way and they got like a very very natural expoliation and by doing that it will help to get rid of the dry skin and then opens the fresh skin to all the riddick like good ingredients that make a difference to you so that is one thing to do. And how many times a week or a day would you do that. Maybe twice a week. She do that and then hit with some really good hydration cream and some protection crane. Then you'll see a difference over time. Skin skin reproduces itself. Like maybe around sort of five weeks so you know it's going to be an overnight sensation. Gonna take a little bit of effort to do that. And since we're getting personal. What's the hand cream in your handbag. Herbicides sing oh okay well my hankering right now on my desk is i'm really luffing on my best. Now and i have high. I have had set the is muggy here. I've oiled but the one that i'm the one. I actually Available in in america. But it's co. the chemistry brand. Yet by jesse m yet by desi up. I'm actually loving that right now to to to my desk right now. One of them is the extreme hydration. Concentrate which is it says. It's like a protective hydration. gloves hans. Love that on the other. One is hand. Hydrates with highly wanted acid highly. I know it's been around a while but you know quite honestly it's proven to work because it holds more wars. It's something like ten times more route so that its own wake up is a thousand eight. Okay great gap so these two that literally on my desk right now and i move along with hans. Thunder tied sounds well. That's good because those are like very affordable. Yeah i think so. I thought you were gonna say like sicily cream. Yes i absolutely would say sisley to say you know in by it might day job as a sessions fest. Insisted he is mike. You say i work with some amazing people and they like luxury basically I have to say susie is in my on my best right now. is these. Yeah so let's talk about cubicles. I pretty much ignore mine. But when do you know that you have a problem. I'm just being honest here am and what's an effective solution that you can do at home. The best one hundred percent best thing to do to that is daily. If not three times daily a good night oil a massage. Get my sergeant into the base of banal. What will do it will. It will stop it sticking to the now play on the growth of the now fate dragging along you do that and i will guarantee it doesn't matter what condition of your are us delo two or three times a day. Once today i will guarantee an improvement in the condition of the skin around your nails snail. Oil one hundred. Can it be regular like face oil or does it have to be cuticle. Oil had absolutely buffets oil. Because you don't face or will have things like it's a in an an an vitamin e. is really really good to to do that. Antioxidant job so that will help the skin. The best oil is an oil that will penetrate now play and there are only three oils in existence that will penetrate the now to any debt There are lots of oils will actually help the skin around the base
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Candles with Louis Hotchkiss
"Has been like the most hotly anticipated episode for a long time because we are very big. Candle aficionados and our an our listeners are as well i have to ask you. How did you become the candle man. well for me Well thank you for having me first of all i'm really excited about this also I think it was until you guys contacted me. I didn't realize that i was an expert at anything. And then i had to think about it for a while but i started making candles and Kind of By accident We had started a product line Added started to do pretty well and We decided to add some candles to its fragrance items to it and that started to do very well and i asked a friend to make them for me and The friend was met was at that time. He was a key manufacturer of candles for estee lauder And our line started to take off pretty well for him and one day he came to me and he said hey louis. I've got some bad news. I have a project. That's probably gonna take me seven months to complete. So i won't be able to pull your candles anymore and so i said oh. Wow you know. What am i going to do here. And i asked him. What am i going to do. His name was jose was a an originally from italy and he said well. Why don't you come down to my place every day for like the next month and we will make all these candles together. And i'll teach you everything i know. So every drive to his place. We'd make our candles. I'd make the st lauder candles and it turned out to be fantastic experience I realized that at lunch every day. It's okay it's time to take a break and we would go into his kitchen in the place and we make pasta. Have a glass of wine. Finish it up with an espresso and a piece of chocolate. And i thought well i could get into this making. I want to hang out with the catch career scratch. That's how i kind of got into it and then we started to. He taught me a certain technique Added some of our own Personality to that and it just kind of took off from there and never stopped making candles since we have not stop making candles since this year will probably make for half a million candles. Oh my god and this is both for your own line kobo and also for brands which we cannot name because they don't want people to know not that bad but you know you are like let's say i am. You know insert famous brand here. They're not making their like. If i'm a big brand and i don't even use one because i don't want to mislead people but they don't necessarily make their own candles. They go to an expert. Who makes the best candles in the world. you know. So they'll go to you and you'll make their candles. That is correct. That is okay. Got most of the main candle brand's in the world. Don't actually make their own candles. What that's i have to say. That is really confusing. And i realize you're not gonna like namedrop. But why won't some of these big catamarans make thrown kanter. That's super confusing to me. I get like a fashion brand. Might not because it's like wide away. They want to put millions of dollars until like making a candle. That's going to sit at their cashier point and be like oh we also have this scandal you know but why would a big fat candle brand not make their own candles. Probably because the but most of their efforts into marketing and manufacturing is a whole nother process which requires a lot of energy and a lot of attention and a lot of the brands have developed through marketing campaigns so they might manufacture other products. They've they've probably do They might have some body care that they include in their line and they don't necessarily have the expertise or the energy to create all of these different areas for themselves. Got god is it safe to say making a candles way. More complicated than like mixing up a body lotion There's definitely different elements. Because you've got heat involved you've got you've got All these different vessels than different times so for example for us. Each different vessel requires the different wick. So you've you've probably you've probably had some candles that That you don't burn all the way to the to the ends of the glass for example. Yeah oh we're gonna get to some of those questions area in the different size. You've got the different. You've got the height the width the materials. The fragrance you have all those elements in In lotions as well lotions can be complicated as well. Because you have preservatives systems That you're putting into lotions. Also so i wouldn't say that It's much more complicated but It takes a lot more time to manufacture. Candle
How do we help hydrate our skin?
"Hey everyone welcome to the science of beauty. a podcast from allure. I'm michelle lee. The editor in chief. And i'm jenny by executive beauty director. And on this podcast we're gonna be diving into the science behind beauty and the products that we are always talking about an testing at a lower. Today's episode is all about hydration. And because we're taking this deep dive into the world of k. Beauty hydration as possibly the most important topic. That's right michelle and in our previous episode on layering. You heard dermatologist. Marie jin talking about the importance of hydration and how layering can help lock in moisture. So how do we help. Hydrate our skin in the first place to answer that question and more with dr christine lee. A senior research and development manager with age see our partners in producing this episode. Christine can you introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background and pristine lee on the senior. Rnd manager overseeing unilever space. care business. In north america. I received my phd in two thousand in physical chemistry from the university of florida. And then i joined. Unilever and of worked on the hd brown for about two years so christine agency is based in seoul south korea. And i know you work really closely there with researchers. What can you tell us about. What's trending beauty right now. So in asia a lotta. The skincare formulations can karan's really focused on achieving bright hydrated glowing skin in korea specifically hydrating formulas are really key to rejuvenating the skin so it looks and feels smooth and soft but in addition in asia consumers just are so familiar and comfortable with multi step routines really elaborate application techniques. Like they talk a lot about double cleansing deep massaging. They'll even talk about like rubbing product in with your knuckles. They talk a lot about slapping and patting and tapping. so they're you know they're just really familiar and comfortable with application techniques that we don't talk about in the us as much. The other thing too is really interesting. About the asian consumer is the way the words they use to describe the look and feel of their skin that they're looking for so they'll talk about or glassy or porcelain skin and that much of this is really foreign to the american woman but it just really shows kind of the level of involvement Asian women have in their skincare routine. It's like my perfect skin. Everything you're saying. I'm like yes. Yes yes more of that please. You mentioned hydration which is of course the topic of our episode today as basic as it seems. Can you just define hydration for us as it relates to skin. I mean short really. Hydration pretty much means increasing the skins water content really at the end of the day. Dry skin is more than just a lack of water. When your skin is dry or dehydrated it can start to appear flaky doll. It really starts to feel uncomfortable tight irradiated. It can start to feel like you're getting more sensitive. This really is indicating a much more fundamental breakdown in the Healthy biological processes that are intended to keep skin soft and supple and smooth skins normal renewal processes slow down in absence of sufficient hydration which then leads to further dryness than it starts to pull your skin into this downward spiral alright. I don't love where this is going. What happens in the downward spiral. Our skin's natural explanation processing slowed down which leads to an accumulation of skin cells on the surface and these kind of accumulated or aggregates of skin cells. Start to form flakes which are another indicator of dryness and drier skin surfaces also lead to increase surface texture roughness which traps light which causes the skin to lose translucence and appeared dull and lifeless whereas hydrogen scan on the other hand is smooth radiant feel softer more elastic. More comfortable touchable. So it's not religious the dry or white hydrated it's really kind of biologically related. Wait supposed to versus comfortable. Soft smith hydrogen.
Patrick Starrr Answers Your Most Googled Makeup Questions!
"We're going to talk to you about the most burning googled makeup questions of late. Because you you are a total makeup guru yourself. You pretty much came up on the internet so we trust you more than we trust google. So here we go. Are you ready. yes. I'm ready okay. Pay right so the first one is this. And it's very timely. Patrick so we wanna know and the internet wants to know how to wear makeup with a mask presumably so you don't ruin your makeup. So funny i saw this on tiktok us take a stronghold setting spray spray the inside your mask and your face and i believe that preparing your face and prepping it and priming it is imported and it's so funny that either launched by my primary it's coming. It's about to launch secure. The makeup magnet primer. 'cause i was developing that prequel but having a good primer strategy and setting sprays strategy so primate setting that and then going about your that's powder or liquid cream will bulletproof your makeup especially for when it comes to wearing masks. Next question is how to apply makeup. In what order. So what featured you do first and second and third and why. Well i had two different faces one. That's more like a daytime. When that's more glam but make lamb went. I'll start with my eyes. I just because i get so much follow. And then kind of let's my primer settlements. I'll do primer. I allow that to do. Its magic and settle in. And then i'll go about my eyes or i'll put my eye patches on mice to dry patches super hydrating also prime i believe in the skin so as everything is muslims and it's all just you my eyes and then i'll do my lashes and then i'll go ahead and do whatever foundation i like whether it's full coverage medium or light coverage in the conceal her and that is to go in and and baked that all with ultimate setting powder i one size and that literally secures my makeup until twenty twenty two pretty much know. I'll do that. And then i'll brides and called swear blush and i'll finish it off with the lips depending on the day. So that's like my my prefer to order. Do you think that's the most efficient way of doing it. Like just the time-saving lies to get more granular in the steps. Actually do my liner and my lashes and my brows first and then everything would just fog a place. Because that's the most like tedious time consuming part of glamorous. I'm like rushing to do an instagram live or jump into a meeting. I'll just lie lashes browse and just just on some powder foundation or a little bit of conceal her. And it kinda evens skin tone in a little bit of Bomb and i'm good to go and i feel like another perennial. Google trending search is how to apply false lashes and a lot of people. Do this like five minutes before. They're about to leave to go somewhere. So what are your tips and tricks. So you don't feel rushed and you actually nail it. The first time there is a little bit of extra steps that like to do so when it comes still whenever. I'm ready to quit on my lashes island to actually curl my eyelashes with a curler. Before i put it on. So i'll take it along the bed Let's already up. Ed not like sitting on my real eyelashes douse. It's kind of ready. Like pushed up a factor. And that. I'll go ahead and apply a little bit of not underneath but kind of on the top of the lash and then what i'll do is up at all. Set it down. And then i'll do one step as the glue is getting tacky so for me whenever i complete my eyes in my liner ahead put on the lash glue and then i'll quickly broads so by the time. I'm done bronze my face. It already in like thirty seconds to a minute. And then by the time the lashes lashes almost pretty much tacky slash dry and a puppet on a magnet like velcro. Just pop sign. And i'll look down into a mirror a kind of like a table like our particular to my face underneath by chen. And i'll take tweezers than than i'll go ahead and put it on the middle. I pop it in the middle and pop in the outer corner inner corner and a having that relaxed lid really helps without straining to i And a blinking. That we are. You have a focus point looking down into a mirror. What are your favorite lashes while we have you. I have my dramatic dragged eyelashes by one size. I wanted to do this for that. The lgbtq community. 'cause i remember a shopping. You know in different stores. That i was like. There's nothing for the drag queen. So i went for my community. There called come through. Which is what. I'm wearing now. Which is like a worse soft dramatic. I and then i've arrived. Which are might tarantula. Gigantic on fo- lashes. No brand is vegan cruelty free but other lashes that left shout our house of lashes. Patrick todd make recently and he used his collaborations with house of lashes. I love a good are dealt with super just on the go and just any brands like influence brands. that have lashed fans like levy lashes. So lashes batty be lashes and these are all my friends that i love to or and they also have synthetic and also three d. mingas while love love that i love all those i can't wait i can't wait to have somewhere to wear false lashes
Supported Boobs, Getting a Bra Fitting in a Pandemic
"I'm here to talk about bras during i'll tell you what it's hanging it's actually not hanging. It's very supported right now. i feel a moonies. He'll so freaking. Good honestly. Because i got a new bra and i it dawned on me. We've been in quarantine life or almost a year. And i have been. My breasts have been so uncomfortable for this whole pandemic i i. I gained some weight over the last couple of years so a lot of my older bras. Stop fitting. I tossed them. I had one bra from third love. That really liked their minimize bra and that has underwear and then i had bought myself some like true and company bras. Which are those like. We don't have under wire. But you'll feel great in these and the truth. Is there like good for lounging. But they don't. I really like to be held and tucked in and supported and i didn't feel that way in those bras So i so. I basically been wearing either like sports bras is i exercise. And then i don't shower or my one third love minimize abroad. That i've had for like two years so i finally reached a point as like. I think i need like this. This one bra is stretched out. It's a mess. I need to get bras. And i think i need to get it had for bras And so i did a zoom raw fitting which i tell you what worked out pretty well. Wow okay so there's a really lovely small business here in los angeles called jeanette bras inc. They also they think they have four stores in the kind of los angeles area and then they've won in atlanta. And i have. And they serve people with breasts size d and above and they are doing they. Normally you go in and they do a whole fitting with you and and You know you take your dislike. Shirtless topless getting measured. There is no modesty. No one is shame body. Shaming it's very body. Positivity and people are very comfortable with the body. But you can't. They're not doing in. There are not doing them in person. Obviously because of the pandemic right now here in los angeles so they're doing them over like google meat and much to my daughter's horror. I got you know. Took my shirt off on this hookah meat and showed the my boobs ansel and they found me a bra. That feels amazing watch. What is the bra. So the way the process worked is that i told them what i liked a told them what i didn't like a told them what worked What wasn't working. I showed them the one bra that i had been wearing. This minimized problem. Third love showed them what i liked about it. And then like the you know the spots that were starting to stretch out or I'd say that minimize abroa- that has that has lasted me a long time. It's done its job. Inc you or love minimize ross. So they then sent me photographs of the bras that they thought would work and described them. And i i had like specifically asked for certain things and so. They came back with photos that i picked the ones i wanted to try. And you know. I paid for them. They sent them to me. I tried them on. And i'm sending back the ones that didn't work and keeping one so far that really worked and they're trying to track me at the same broad down in a another color. So i would have to working bras. Which feels like a good start for me And you know like their bras are pricey. These are an i kind of had like mentally. Tell myself like this is like investing in very comfortable shoes. I wear the same every day every fucking day so i had to be with you. Hey like i have to invest in my boobs. Yeah i wanna be comfortable. And i don't want to be self conscious and i wanna feel at ease in my body and my clothing and i needed abroad to do it. And i want to tell you what this brise. It's the exact amal. Spacer bra by antonia. Mo is very comfortable. that's all that's where i'm at
The True Cost of Sustainable Skincare with Tata Harper
"I feel like there's so many misconceptions in the beauty industry really in the luxury industry in general too. But you know Clean beauty is not elevated enough or clean. Beauty doesn't work as well. And i think what's interesting. Is that you kind of saw those challenges. Or you heard those misconceptions and you're like no. I'm gonna change this right like i love that i'm gonna i'm gonna give it a try because enough you know because i think that now what we need is a lot of consumer products that make our life better deal you know not just like superficially better but like really that they They elevate our quality of life. And from that lance. It's what really kept me motivated and really like we spent like five years creating the harper because the formulas didn't exist. No one knew how to use like natural ingredients to preserve or to a mall. Sify or to again or to stabilize those were not like raw materials were used just for like marketing and And there was not a lot of science around like the formulation aspect of natural skincare and took a really long time to make them happen and also formulate from a different point of view because a lot of natural skinner was always formulated with this idea of minimalism and and a lot of like the first gen natural products. They were created a lot. I by the low hus movement remember that movement that lifestyle movement that is being natural so the fact that the product was natural was actually more important than the even that the product worked ben and data no for skin care. Because you only buy skin care too because it works right exactly. Why you don't like by this moisturizer to save the planet like you buy this moisture is great moisturizer and then you have your charities and other things to do other things but But yeah no i was. I was really challenging. It was almost like with the creation of our company. We talent almost every aspect of being a maker of skin-care not only from the ingredients and the formulas but also by having our farm like what you were saying before the farm has been such a special place for us because a lot of skin care is outsource. The majority of the companies are outsource. They outsource almost every piece of their of their Of their business to third parties whether it's the formulation to labs that a lot of times abusing tons of basis and just you know the smell or the color or the incentive vitamin seen our. We're going to add. Hulo renege on jason or you know things like that but you find a lot of companies that have very unique products and formulas that are really unique so for us it was always very clear that we needed to have our own our end and our own formulation Our own chemists and our own lab so that we can really formulate products from scratch like we like doing and that every ingredient has a purpose and also every single one of our formulas doesn't rely on just one ingredient like we're not like on one ingredient type of company where company that by ingredients from all over the world and use them in the you know in different formulas in very high concentrations. So no i mean. I think it makes so much sense. And i love that you guys and your approach is truly like farm to beauty right. I feel like that's such a Sort of a marketing term that you hear thrown around alongside clean beauty etc. But you're literally you know harvesting in growing ingredients on your farm for some of your formulas So can you explain a little bit more about how that process works in terms of You know like organic farming and how you guys are actively working milan. I mean. I think that's fascinating kodaly so just to clarify one thing. We do bring ingredients from all over the world. Sure yeah we bring ingredients from like eighty four different countries. Okay we have like no self and post limit on like we're just gonna talk about vitamins where we are see company we really curate technologies from all over the world whether it's green tag or you know things from tradit- you know from a lot of tradition traditional chinese medicine you're also bringing a lot of and butters from amazon but anyway so we In the farm. There's a couple of things happening so number one. We have a garden where we grow a lot of Not even a lot. We grow specifically five herbs that grow really well in our soil in vermont in our farm which is a clay soil and those are calendar. La barra sweet alfalfa and kolenda and we grow them in our farm in in our organic farm and we make one ingredient that that That we produce at the farm every single month that basically captures all of the oil soluble nutrition from all of those herbs. And the and it's done in a very temperature controlled process that it's very specific and that ingredient that is called our farm beauty complex goes into almost every single one of our formulas but in the farm. We also have a lot of barnes because it was an old dairy farm converted into a skincare farm. Now i love
Going grey? Blame it on your ethnicity
"When you go gray it may be influenced by your ethnicity and your race. According to a new study it was an academic review published in the clinical and aesthetic dermatology journal so hair. Graying onset varies with race but on average caucasian That would be in your mid thirties. If you're asian your late thirties. And if you're of african said that would be your mid forties So the incidents of agent onset of hair grain similar for both men and women. And i forgot about this but you know how we we talked about this once. We had like dr aaron gilbert onto talk about an intrinsic aging like intrinsic aging. Be like. yeah here. I am thirty five or thirty five. I'm starting to go cray. But there are Transit factors that lead to this as well. We've talked about stress but smoking and uv exposure really. Do speed up onset of greg. So okay sure sure sure. Yeah i mean like you're out there in the sun. You put under sunscreen. I'm not saying if you wear a hat. You're not gonna go gray but lake. K stay protected you know. Especially if you're one of those groups. I just talked about that Gets gray hair sooner. and also if you happen to go before those dates just said that means you are prematurely grey which means i was like prematurely prematurely grey so lucky freaky
Mini-Ep 181: Universally Endorsed By All
"If my eyes lips face deserve a treat. I almost always turn to l. products which shockingly stands for eyes lips and face hello. i know. i'm getting quality products made with good for my skin ingredients and you can easily bring the best of beauty to your face. Your friends face because l. products. Make the perfect gift to these prices. You can put together a full face gift bag. A self care package Entire skincare routine without breaking the bank. I've seen l. products on tiktok in youtube. Always going reviews who in the beauty game is making iconic but also timeless products for less than the price of a lot right. Now my go-to product. The bite size is shadow. Pal i keep it on my desk. And when i need to zoom it just myself a little dab for the perfect It's the perfect shade. Has just the right amount of shimmer. Not too much. Not too little and i love that. It's only get this three dollars three dollars.
Ep. 15 | Face Masks
"Podcast from allure. I'm michelle lee. The editor in chief. And i'm jenny by executive beauty director. And on this podcast we're gonna be diving into the science behind beauty and the products that we are always talking about an testing at a lower this week. We did a little home experiment for you was slightly traumatic but we are dedicated journalists. You're welcome face or something. Jenny what the hell is gonna tell me. Okay trying hannah cure this morning before i start some meetings at work. I'm going gonna open up a package. That's right we did the hanoch your facial it's called an all in one facial in the box says i'm going to get four octa lift solutions and for octo lift am pupils. See you open it up so the ambulance little glass vials in the solutions in these little pods and then i also have a brush and i do not know what octa lift means but we will find out wanting to try this mask for a while. Because i've seen it on social media. I think saw drew barrymore doing it. If you guys don't know this mask is the one that you put it on and it dries and it makes your skin look really really wrinkled. Like a raisin. The desk has a laundry list of supposed benefits like unclogging pours lifting. And firming opened the calf and empowering the little ampule and combining them now and then re seal it a shake vigorously for twenty seconds gel will form right here. We go to reading using the brush apply gel evenly to face. Then you have to pretend you're a mannequin. No laughing or smiling or blinking. Alas instruction says is fish movements to maximize effects. There's a picture of a woman holding fan and fanning her face. So twenty minutes goes trying not to move my face for twenty minutes. And i gotta figure out something to fan my face with these instructions ending bluefields cold and the shrinkage begins. I can feel it. Kinda starting to tighten a little bit. It's almost twenty minutes in. This thing is very tight. Very excited. To her. And set off it loosely. You are very very creepy. Any other thoughts to share. You talk weird no. I can't really move fish. Do you think this is going to make my skin really luminous kind of before. Now you look terrifying. My seven year old is right. I looked terrifying. I just rinse off my face and it was such a relief started feeling really itchy. So then when. I started putting the water on had to rinse for quite a while to get it off so right after i rinsed off the mask i was definitely khloe. Think it part of it was just the glow of being happy that the mask was off my face but my skin was very smooth. It didn't put on makeup right afterward. But i had the impression that it definitely would be a nice mass to do right before you did put on makeup because everything would would go on very nicely. I didn't have the instructions that said to be prepared for redness. I didn't experience any overall. The percents positive. Although it was a lot to go through to get there afterwards my skin felt really soft and then once they put on all my other seeing care it felt like it was just kind of like soaking everything in so michigan looks really good. It feels really hydrated and nice be. Yeah that was an experience. Why did we do this because today. We are talking about those home facial experiences. We call masks. Why use them do. They actually work. What kind should you use for your skin type after the break. We'll be joined by dr david. Kim who's going to answer all of these questions and more stay with us. Hey i want to let you in on a little secret you know how we assume that glowing skin can only come from a trip to the spa since we can't exactly plan our next spa day right now. There is a professional level line. That'll get you the same results from home. Hd is korea's number one skin care brand their unique k. beauty product line puts the power of the professional clinic in your hands leaving you with bright healthy beautiful skin to be proud of building centuries at beauty wisdom therefore we're thinking scientific approach has unlock the secrets to a luminous complexion and the best part. You can get the k. Beauty spa experience from the comfort. Of your home in your. Pj's listening to this podcast page. See skin-care that adapts to you. No more waiting. Spa beautiful skin is closer than you think. Bring it home and get that glow with age. See welcome back our guest today. Well you could say. He's a life long expert on sheet masks. Yes hi my name. Is david kim. And i'm a board certified dermatologist based in san francisco and david with. You're a lifelong sheet mask enthusiast. Is that right. Yeah my mom used to use them and my aunties to come over once in a while and we would use them altogether. And i just love how my skin felt. Afterwards he was always so smooth and this was like when i was like twelve or thirteen and maybe even younger. Do you have amazing skin. No it's all the lighting and the sunscreen that i use every day so today. We're talking about face masks. And i just want to make it very clear to everyone upfront. That we're talking face masks not the ones. We've all been wearing because of the pandemic so skincare face masks really used to be something kind of relegated to as and maybe slumber parties but now obviously they are totally a part of our skin care routines. When would you say that. They really became more mainstream here. In skin-care something that would be
"It was all about pure creativity, pure grit:" Danessa Myricks on creating her beauty empire
"Welcome to nasa. i'm fantastic. Thank you for having me. We're so excited to have you to desa incredible story and i mean i've been following you from afar and been kind of fan girl for some time but i think what you've done in such a short amount of time but also a long amount of time is pretty incredible. I guess to get started to. Were you always interested in beauty where you always someone who is like a makeup junkie beauty enthusiasts. Did you see yourself as that girl. Growing up absolutely nuts in anybody who knew me before i turned. Let's say thirty. Five will probably agree that i was the furthest thing away from beauty literally. I didn't even know how to wear makeup. I was like leaner working in a corporate office. Just dreaming about having a different life honestly. It never even crossed my mind my interest. Of course what has always been in beautiful things whether it be art or architecture or even like watching the fashion weeks on tv. But i never actually saw myself as a part of it. So what was that kind of alternate life that you were dreaming about. Because i think what's interesting is what i've read and what i've heard you say before it was like a you know one of these classic cases of people probably experiencing right now a layoff led you to this world of beauty. Oh yeah so. I was working corporately actually at a publishing company and they published black hair magazines. A series of black hair and beauty magazines and i had the opportunity to sit in on photo shoots and and watch artists coming in and out of the shoots and i was just kinda like sitting on the side like cinderella like oh if only my life can be that fun that fashionable that that cool and creative i mean it was really interesting for me to see the transformation of the models and even to see the energy of the people who are coming into shoots and makeup artist in the hairstylists in photographer is it just felt really different. You know my heart was always up dreaming of an opportunity to be creative but the sensible side of me listening to what my parents always told me about. Listen the first to finish college so you need to get a great corporate job this story that we've all heard and so. I always thought that i should choose a career. sensible that i can get a 401k. You know the insurance. All of the things until i honestly never even considered the possibility that i can do something creative. You know but they like you said. The owner of that publishing company decided that they wanted to do something different. And i was a single mom of two at the time and so he felt the need to kind of give me a heads up that his interests have changed and he was actually going to be closing the business in about thirty days so it was like me at a mid life crisis. I was thirty years old. Like what am i going do of my life. I've spent all this time here. Like nahla have to start all over again and it was. I guess at that moment. I was like ok some midway through my life am i gonna disagree. Start and do this again. Or i'm gonna take a chance on doing something different. I think all of us. We wanna feel like we're excited to wake up everything. Go to work like you wanna feel inspire to wake up. Go and do the thing. And i really was kinda just going through the motions. At that time it wasn't something that was making my heart flutter. And i want my hearts aflutter. I wanted to do something special and so i just made a decision at that time that you know what i love how these makeup artists they come in and they get paid at the end of the day and they made somebody looking for a beautiful that i'm going to do i'm gonna make up. That's literally how. I did it and you were self taught. You weren't taking some amazing like going to college or cosmetology school specifically for this. This was all self learned. Oh absolutely so. If you do the math. I started at thirty. I been doing makeup now for over twenty years. You get a sense of how all day and so back then. There was no instagram. There was no social media.
Ep. 278 Skincare Devices & The Weeks Beauty News with Co-Host Felicia Walker of ThisThatBeauty
"This is crazy this. I didn't even know this thing like this is possible. So this is a sponge as a patented shape in its four unique edges. Yes i said. A makeup spun to his four edges. You wet it. I just dab into a little foundation or even lately a little tinted moisturizer. I bounce it all over my face. And then i use edges to get around you know the little crooks around nose nostril. It has a really good sign for that good cyber nostra and then right above the chin. Trinitron chen right under there. It's great and then it just gives a nice soft blurred look and it looks like a filter on zoom. And you would not know it's biodegradable. So this is the thing you can compost it. If you have a compost bin bring it to a community compost bin. It's going to disappear they say degrade fine but it's like it disappears in one hundred and eighty days is just. That's insane to me. You guys can shop. For the ecotools bio blender at your local retailers ulta walgreens target walmart amazon grocery stores. Cvs and you can learn more at ecotools.com. Okay so hi everyone. it's jen welcome to fat mascara. Mike guest co host. This week is felicia walker. Hi felicia i'm jan. How are you. I'm excited to catch up with you. We've known each other for awhile. Felicia wrote for me. I think a couple of times. But the one i always remember as you wrote about hair accessories because you like very cheap accessories better than anyone i know. But she's also a skin and beauty expert. She's basically this that beauty. That's her instagram. Handle at new should absolutely fall. Follow her she's also the co founder of face. Flawless skin digital platform for women of color. Felicia what else am i missing. I miss something in their content creator mom and content creator mom went on. What else is in there. I think that's it. You did a very good job covering wore hair. Cesary for you today but i did not. I'm sorry but you have earrings on which are like the new accessories mats zoom and whatnot excited to catch up with you and talk so how this is going to go. We will do the beauty news. Which do every week. And you'll just have to sit there and listen to it. And then i'm going to interview you steal some your beauty secrets and then felicia just don't be bashful. Has the most amazing skin of anyone. I know and i know you've been obsessed with whatever your complete expert and you've been into the devices before anybody else. I wanna talk gadgets with you so that's gonna be something else and then we'll raise the wand. Are you ready to do this. I am. I am fully prepared. Okay let's do it okay. It's time for the beauty news. So this is so
Mini-Ep 180: Winged Guys and Under Eyes
"I don't know why i don't know why i have your baby now. It's like i'm a sitcom character i mean. That's that's just your signature phrase. Yeah if i were on a sitcom in the eighties. I that's i would walk into the room and that's what i would say you'd say yep bay what would your speech dory. What would it be. That's what i'm saying that's awesome. That's a that's a. That's a good one to the classic dory ism anyway. How how how is it going over there with your hair washing he. No it's coming. Well i actually so after the episode like a week ago. Where i talked about how i thought i cured. My my hairlines issue by simply washing my hair more often. Imagine that imagine that i got a text from my friend rebecca and she gave me permission to share this okay and she is a hairstylist. She has come in here in the past. She doesn't cut it for a while but she has cut it in the past but she texted me and said omg. I just spit my coffee out laughing when i heard chaos you if you felt cool not washing your hair and when you said you were frankly dirty. I wish i'd known you. Were doing this experiment. I would have told you. This is all caps not for your hair. People like her partner with dry sick curly hair. That can go without shampooing and even for her she still has to shower and scrub her scalp every day and then she added my favorite part about you. Guys how relatable you make it that we all wanna find the magic trick or potion and it can be fun along the way and also there never is just one potion or trick amen to that one size does not fit all right right but i just like i was like. Oh yeah we also got an email from a listener who was also like not for your hair. Know who told me that i i feel like there's a big conspiracy to just try to get people not to wash their hair as much. I would say it was big shampoo. But it's obviously not big shampoo missing anti-big shampoo. It's big scalp. i don't know what it is. It's you know what it is story. Here's what my theory. I think it's big content. I think it is. Yeah just i'm just. I'm just churning this over my head. It's big content because so much of and we're part of this cycle as podcasters. So i'm not excluding us but i think so much of the place that i get information from right now is like the influencers. I follow like an. Are they experts. I don't know for all i know. They're just like a person in there like pretty mansion in salt lake city. And i'm like oh. This person says to do this while i might as well try it whereas like you know what i mean like. We get so much information from content creators. some content creators are experts. But when we're just kind of scrolling through our feeds and we see something we're like oh that looks interesting. I'll try that without considering if it if if it's going to work for us that's my theory. Well theory i agree. But i also think there is a very clear perspective that said if you have oily hair the way to get not oily hair is to stop washing it as frequently targeted to people who had hair like or so. I thought i do know what you're talking about. Yes indeed and i just feel like every time i would bring this up. People would be like. Oh yeah you can train your hair. There's this whole thing about training your hair to not need to be washed often that i totally bought into and look i just feel like i'm seeing the light. Listen i think this reminds me often of of skincare. In which like not one product is going to work for everyone like for example. Wait and see a much-heralded product as does not work for you know does not i think i think that's a really important thing to consider. Especially as consumers are buying things yup and one more coming experiments of not washing our hair.
Mini-Ep 179: What's in a Name?
"Today's episode is brought to you by purple. What was left time. You bought a new mattress or treated yourself to something. Nice for you and your back. Look it's time to start thinking about purple. Their pillows and mattresses are unlike anything you've ever slept on. They've got some patented technology. Some open air channels and the grid all designed help you sleep more soundly. Feel better and wake up refreshed and that patent technology adapts to your body's natural shape and sleep style. Now i'm a weird sleeper. I start on my back and then on the night. I become aside sleeper and my purple pillow cushions my head. No matter which way i'm laying. I love this thing and the more than eighteen hundred open air channels. Help neutralize your body heat so you sleep better than a baby and cooler than an ice cube and the grid technology. Yes yes and realize it sounds technical but it's also super comfortable. It's engineered for total head and neck support so your head is supported and cared for
Ep 277: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Candles with Louis Hotchkiss
"Guys it's jen. You know what makes me so happy discovering a new podcast and then having all of those episodes to just dive into it's pretty easy on the wonder yep and the one that i have been so enjoying lately is wondering is even the rich presents the kardashians at this series. And let me tell you think you know. The story of the kardashian family. This comes out from a whole new way so here. They are fifteen minutes of fame. Turn into fifteen years of popularity fame fortune. The way the wander puts us together with the music. The different voice actors. It's like a whole new story. You feel like you're as invested as if it were happening in real time. It's so enjoyable and you can kind of just lose yourself in it. I was listening to it while i was cleaning the house and all of a sudden like the bathrooms clean. I was like okay. That's a good podcast. Because here i am. I cleaned the bathroom and didn't even really think about it if you're ready to hear the real t. about america's most famous family subscribe to wonder. He's even the rich the kardashians on apple podcasts. Spotify or you can listen ad free by joining
Ep. 14 | Hydration
"Is there a magic elixir for glowing skin. The truth is that all skin is different so rather than trying on tossing out beauty products that never seen quite right. We're turning to science. Join me johnny. By executive beauty director and michelle lee editor. In chief as we partner up with age see korea's number one skin care brand for allures. The science of beauty podcast. Every thursday will spill the secrets of k. Beauty and simplified for science behind the beautiful skin. Hey everyone welcome to the science of
Tata Harper: "It was about making the best products in the world, always"
"Thanks for tuning into the glossy. Beat podcast. I'm your host brea row. Executive editor at glossy and today's guest is talked to harper the founder and ceo of totta harper skin-care. Welcome totta live free us so nice to be here with you. Thank you for having me. We're so excited to have you tight. You know for those of us. Outside of the beauty industry may not know. You're really interesting background. I mean most people would probably think you're a beauty enthusiast growing up and you were through and through someone obsessed with makeup skin care but you actually trained as an engineer is that right. Yeah totally. But i am but you know being a beauty enthusiasts and being engineer they're not mutually exclusive. You know like. I am a latin woman. I grew up in columbia. And i'm very very latin with my beauty practices and and yeah i actually been a lover of beauty and particularly skincare and haircare. Since i am very very young but i never in my life thought that it would become a beauty interpreter. That's that's totally true. But i've loved beauty all my life. So how did you find your way here. You know because. I think one of the most innovative things about your brand and taught to harper skin here is that you are really the first in the space like you know you brought this really luxury elevated to organic natural better free skin-care. Yes so how it started so again. No idea that would become a beauty. Interpretor really began. I would tell like mid two thousand. I would say like two thousand four when my stepfather got diagnosed with cancer and i was living in miami at the time and i i used to go with him to a lot of the doctors a lot of the clinics. He got tweeted in the us. And i remember hearing the doctors. Just talk about like you know. He needs to reduce his toxic. He should be using more natural products. Who should help him find options. If in columbia don't have available. And i remember going to stores me like whoa. I need to find this for him. I need to find this for me to like what are they talking about. Like i had never heard about the toxic load ever. And and then i started changing switching cleaning products like even like to the point that i changed by dry cleaning but skin care was like that last frontier. That could never really get past. Because i was very attached to the products that i had bought. I bought them since. I was a little girl and also in my mind. They were the most high tech the the highest quality like my mom had always been like that. You know it's really important to invest in beauty. It pays off like in good creams like you know. Have good care. Good practices good routines and i remember you know. Find looking for natural beauty. And at the time that meant going to whole foods and like really like little apothecary. And i would remember. I find things were natural but you know it's like they were so simple. I was like oh you know oh dislike three oils. Together like yeah. They're natural but you know as like okay. You know like olive oil and this and i and and i know and i remember being like this is never going to work for me and also the experience of the product was an amazing either. I remember them being sticky smelling horrible. Like i hated the whole experience and that would go to the park and stores where we used to buy my products like girls. Please help me you know. I want to switch to all natural. What do you have. And they show me products algae's products with orcades products with roses all sorts of botanical. But then he turned around the box. I would be like. I would see all the synthetic chemicals that yes. This is natural matana goals like i get it. There's a piece but it has all distant vettix and they would be like. Oh but there are needed. They needed to get results. You want results then is a synthetic. And i'm like wait. You just tell me a second ago that the results from the algae's i'm confused. Google and you start google illegal ingredients and you're like oh this is petroleum or and then you're like oh propylene glycol. What is this stuff. Oh it's antifreeze like oh now. I don't want to be putting ingredients that belong in my car and my skin and why are they. They're like this is obviously can't be what's giving result so that's how it all began like really trying to figure out. How do i find a product that is truly one hundred percent natural because when i launched the clean beauty industry wasn't around was a totally different environment
Ep 157: Keeping Up with Mariah Smith
"Memos and juster reminder. We've been around for a while. But we do appreciate rating review on apple podcasts. Yes they those are so nice. They're so nice. And if you like the show you know. Tell a friend daury. Every time we mentioned like you can text us. Sometimes i always pop over and just look to see if we've received any new texts and can i read you one that we just got like literally twenty minutes ago. This person wrote had depaz the pod. You guys mentioned the speed of your voices. And i'm one of those annoying that listen to your podcast at one point five speed and the other day i slowed you guys down to normal speed and you just sounded drunk so i couldn't sorry. Oh my gosh. We must sound very speedy. If talking. At one point five speed. That's so funny. Well hello to that listener. Hello indeed hello hello tell me dorey about the holly you baked. Did it feel good. Were you axed so full. Disclosure is currently in the oven. And there's a chance that we won't be done before Before it it needs to come out. So i might end up interrupting the pod to take the Out of the oven side in advance. Pause the pod. If as we say yes yeah. It felt good. You know what you know. What the impetus was fully honest matters kind of in lake. I will never come out in like ask for something that he needs. He'll be passive aggressive about it so for the last few weeks. He's been like like on saturdays. We used to make french toast with holly. He's been like hala. I've been i've been really busy. Like i have not had time to fake hala and then this morning he goes. What's your plan for today. I'm like telling him these meetings and recording and like okay so now hala. I can make a note of shook wires asking like what you're doing today just wondering if you're gonna make i'm like i can make hala like i actually do. I like. I don't have like huge blocks of time where i need to be out of the house today. Have a bunch of meetings and calls. But like i will have time in between those two make a holiday. Musical will recall anymore. Oh my gosh. He knows he can like google hala recipe. He's working okay. Okay okay. so he's not home. Yeah but it was just kind of funny. So i like i will make a college by actually two holidays in the often right now. I know you've had my follow. The that's really good. It's it's it's excellent. Thank you so much. Thank you are shaped so welcome but i mean truly. It's an understatement. To how good it is. You brought me a loaf and i saved shred for the rest of the members of my family. That's how you do it. You gotta eat the whole loaf yourself. I mean that's the whole of. It's like i mean it's just like a cloud so good it's so soothing. Red bread has gotten such a bad reputation in the last ten to fifteen years. What with people's desire not to engage in carbohydrate consumption. But i mean bread is magic. Yeah it's healing filling. It's delicious it's warming. Yeah it's such a beautiful expression of like like to receive. Bread is so beautiful. I don't know i'm head. I am a bread head.
The #DamnGood BIPOC-Owned Beauty Brands to Buy this Month (& Every Month!) With Guest Host Nyakio Grieco of Thirteen Lune
"A gnat. Reporte for beauty. I think some bold faced names are really taking note as well recently. Thirteen loon got an injection of cash from celebrity investors. Like naomi watts. Gwyneth paltrow and sean combs so the really shaking things up and getting noticed lately. And i think this is indicative of a movement a larger movement that we're seeing in retail right now carleen for example i know alter the just Signed on tracy ellis ross as the diversity and inclusion advisor at ulta beauty. And i know she has her line pattern beauty at ulta. But they're just you know formalizing that commitment to diversity and bringing her on in a more formal way and then they're also committing to doubling the number of black owned brands that they're carrying at alta. So i think they're just one of many right. Yeah for sure. I know it. They took the fifteen percent pledge and they're twenty. Twenty one accelerate program is entirely dedicated to black indigenous and people of color so that's of course where they mentor up and coming brands and help them like bring their products and ideas to market. So i definitely think that this is a shift in the retail space. Love to see it and so today were personally really excited to have nico- on the show because she's going to walk us through her favorite finds available on the site. A lot of them were new discoveries for us and these are essentially the my talk brands that we should buy this month and every month from skincare at a care to haircare and more so to give you a little sneak. Peek we discover a multi-purpose body oil that she cannot keep in stock. I wanted to like reach through the screen. And take it for myself. Not one but two reasonably priced vitamin c serums that she likes to use herself and a handcrafted face cleansing tool. I've never seen anything like it made from terra. Cotta and get us organic cotton. Yeah it's kind of like it. Looks like a niche chunky sweater. net over Masha like like a poc with a. I know very cool. So of course as always we will link to every single thing that we talk about today over on our blog. That's at breaking beauty. Podcasts dot com. Here she is welcomed maceio greco. Today's episode is sponsored in part