Today we’re sitting down with the founder of Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn Johnson! Bestselling author of the book WorkParty and host of WorkParty podcast, Jaclyn (a.k.a “Your Internet Work Wife”) is all about redefining “work” for the millennial woman. An OG hustler, the Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni started Create & Cultivate in 2012. The biannual conference now attracts over 1,500 females across North America.
Co-founder of Glow Recipe skincare, Christine Chang, tells us all about the damn good story behind the famous Watermelon Sleeping Mask that has sold out seven times (!!) at Sephora since its launch. Plus, the beauty entrepreneur reveals her tried-and-true skincare secrets - double seruming, ditching the towel (say what!) & how to get your most radiant skin ever.
We care about you not feeling greasy, looking chalky or getting burned, so in this very special episode of The Damn Goods, we dive deep into the world of face sunscreens to deliver our honest reviews on the ones that actually work - and which ones don’t live up to the hype.
Did you ever wonder “should I make the switch to natural deodorant?” It seems like everyone is trying to ditch antiperspirant, detox their pits and make the swap to a natural deodorant for women.
Well there’s a lot to unpack with this topic so we teamed up with Schmidt’s Naturals founder Jaime Schmidt to debunk the biggest myths around natural deodorant and how to find one that really works for you.
We chat with the one-and-only Frank Toskan, the co-founder of MAC Cosmetics.
Ever wondered what a couple of beauty editors pack for their summer travel essentials? In today’s episode, Jill and Carlene review the latest and greatest beauty musts (plus hat-tip a throwback favourite).
As one of the most in-demand makeup artists in Hollywood for more than two decades, Pati Dubroff paints famous faces like Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Naomi Watts, to name a few. In today’s episode, the pro tells us what makeup brushes you *really* need in your kit, how to use them and we even put Pati to work, cleaning some of our very own brushes that need a lot of TLC.
Women of a certain age know the name of this hair legend well: Frédéric Fekkai. Get ready to hear the backstory behind the dashing Frenchman and former model who was among the first to charge hundreds of dollars for a hair cut in Manhattan. In his heyday, Frédéric was called upon by Hollywood royalty like Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Jodie Foster. At one Academy Awards show, he worked on three nominees in one night! His eponymous haircare brand was also among the original hairstylist-backed brands, but after selling his haircare business in 2008, the brand lost its cool factor. In today’s episode, Frédéric explains why he recently bought back his own brand—and details his plans for re-inventing the House of Fekkai to compete with the Ouai’s and Brigeo’s of this world.
It’s here! We sit down with contour king Mario Dedivanovic, a.k.a Makeup By Mario. Get ready for your very own mini-masterclass! We get all the tips on makeup’s biggest buzzwords right now: micro concealing, sand-bagging and baking—plus we even find out which drugstore product is his ride-or-die. And since he was in town with Philosophy skincare for our chat, Mario schools us on the must-have products he uses to prep before he even opens his makeup kit.
Who doesn’t love a sleeper hit? Among the cacophony of beauty launches, meet the indie brand that’s managed to quietly cut through the clutter to amass a niche group of devoted beauty fans. We sit down with makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis, who tells us all about the vision for her eponymous cosmetics range that’s both ultra-luxury and certified organic—not to mention entirely re-fillable.
Carlene couldn’t leave Japan without a shopping haul, which brings us to our very special Glow Down decoding all there is to know about J-Beauty (aka Japanese Beauty)!
In today’s episode, we discuss the new Gucci Beauty launch and the campaign that has everyone talking, before we get to even more exciting news for luxury beauty lovers - Carlene heads allll the way to Tokyo to learn about what’s new from her fave Japanese brand, Clé de Peau.
Meet the fastest growing hair care brand at Sephora: Briogeo. Today we’re chatting with its brilliant founder, Nancy Twine, a University of Virginia graduate and Goldman Sachs alum. As a woman of colour, she couldn't understand why there wasn’t any natural, non-toxic haircare on the market for all ethnicities and hair textures under one brand. Having whipped up DIY beauty products using avocado oils and coconut butters with her mother and grandmother as a child, clean beauty was also top of mind. She blended the two ideas, and in 2013, Briogeo was born.
How many of you are fans of premium, budget-friendly skincare? Well, you might be interested to know about an up-and-comer called The Inkey List that will debut at in the US at Sephora this month. We sit down with founders Colette Newberry and former microbiologist-slash-virologist Mark Curry to get to the bottom of the fast-growing phenom – one product sells every 30 seconds in the UK, where it first launched just one short year ago!
Sylvie Ganter worked for brands like Hermes and Fresh before co-creating her boutique fragrance line, Atelier Cologne with her former boss turned husband, Christophe Cervasel. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the brand boasts over twenty stand-alone stores around the world. It’s just one example of how indie fragrance brands are pretty much killing it right now, as the thirst for unique signature scents continues. She discusses Perfume 101 (what *is* the difference between cologne and eau de toilette, anyway?), how to wear fragrance like a French Girl & the one iconic scent that she doesn’t care for.
In today’s episode, we take you behind the scenes at SXSW House of Modern Beauty (trust, you’ll want to RSVP for next year!), plus we get our hands on Glossier Play and Instagram viral star Donte Colley drops by to tell us about his #topshelf and what it’s like to star in a Glossier Play campaign.
Today we’re chatting with our first ever tanning founder!! It’s Jules Von Hep, a celebrity spray tanner who has glow’d up everyone from Kate Moss to Sienna Miller to Poppy Delevingne. Jules started Isle of Paradise just last year, bottling up his decade bronzing bodies of all sizes, shades and shapes with his super-smart colour-correcting formula that promises to bring the bronze without any dullness or orange-effect.
Samantha Ravndahl is here! “Meet the beauty blogger who’s made a career out of brutal honesty,” said Vanity Fair, in an article profiling the 26-year-old professional makeup artist last year. She’s spilling tea about giving up free PR makeup samples, YouTube drama, why she’s over PhotoShop, what’s on her top shelf and even how much she spent at her last trip to Sephora.