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  • If there’s one product that epitomizes the year’s “clean girl aesthetic” in a bottle, it’s Ilia’s now iconic Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, a unit of which sells every 30 seconds. But Ilia wasn’t always a buzzy, $100 million dollar company. Today, brand founder Sasha Plavsic shares the surprising story behind the indie darling’s late-blooming turnaround, years after its 2011 debut with just six simple lip tints.  

    And pssssst!  We do have a promo code: visit ILIAbeauty.com and use BREAKINGBEAUTY at checkout for 15% off your first purchase. 

    In this episode you’ll hear about:

    The moment the Ilia founder nearly threw in the towel, and what set the brand back on courseThe surprising, problem-solving innovation that shot to #1 at Sephora within one month of its launch (no, it wasn’t the skin tint!) Why the brand chose to press pause on what was primed to be its biggest colour launch of the year - even after hosting a media dinner for the occasionA sneak peek at what Ilia will launch in January, 2024! (Hint: Got any ____?!)What Sasha believes she and Pamela Anderson have in common

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Ritual

    Ritual’s Essential for Women18+ is a multivitamin you can actually trust. Get 30% off during your first month by visiting ritual.com/BREAKINGBEAUTY to start Ritual, or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today.

    Beyond Miracles

    Try the at-home Cellstory system using code BEAUTY to receive 20% off your first Beyond Miracles order at beyond-miracles.com. Or, learn more about the professional service and find a provider.

    Ouai

    Don’t miss your chance to get-a-OUAI this holiday season. Go to theouai.com for 15% off sitewide when you enter promo code BEAUTY15. 

    Everyplate

    Get a meal for $1.49, plus $1 steaks for life by going to EveryPlate.com/podcast and entering code: 49breakingbeauty. Subscription must be active to qualify and redeem $1 steak.

    Macy’s

    Macy’s is supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters now through December 24th. Give back and learn more at macys.com/purpose

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

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  • Welcome to our bougie-on-a-budget gift guide! We’ve scoured the beauty aisles for the coolest holiday prezzies that won’t break the bank – and trust us, we’d want these makeup and skincare finds ourselves. Plus, Jill and Carlene share their fave non-beauty holiday picks that are under $49 – from a strapless bra alternative that won’t let you down to a sweater-saving defuzzing gadget, and a duvet-like robe dupe that’s already gone viral.

    In this episode you’ll hear about:

    A new-fangled Sephora “Advent” calendar that *actually* makes senseVersed’s skincare gift set that boasts the viral GWP headband you’ve seen all over TikTok For the makeup junkie on your list, a fan-fave mascara quad for under $18, and a game-changing, lavender lash curler that’s sure to impressA slicked-back bun essential from the most coveted hair brand du jour, Emi JayIn partnership with Macy’s, our top Black Friday deals reco’s (Pssst! From now until Saturday, November 25, Macy’s online Black Friday event is saving you big on the essentials and gifts you’ve been waiting to snatch up all year. Visit macys.com for details.)

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Ouai

    There are so many OUAIs to save this holiday, thanks to the Cyber Week Sale at OUAI. Go to theouai.com for 20% off sitewide from November 22 to November 27 when you enter promo code BEAUTY15.

    Macy’s 

    Mark your calendar for the 97th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! The parade will be live from NYC, on NBC and streaming on Peacock, Thursday, November 23rd, 9am-12pm in all time zones. For all of the fun details check out macys.com/parade!

    Conair

    Introducing the new Curl Secret by Conair, your new favorite styling tool for effortless

    curls. It boasts customizable settings, multi-directional action and tangle-free tech – all at the push of a button. Shop Curl Secret by Conair, now available at all major retailers.

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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  • Buckle up. As host of Plastic Surgery: Uncensored podcast, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rady Rahban is bringing his no-BS style of education to the pod. The Beverly Hills expert gets downright unfiltered about unregulated procedures, shammy practitioners and plastic surgery taboos, while offering up the sort of advice you’d want to know before going under the knife. 

    This week, we go deep on the headlines surrounding “plastic surgery lite” –  “mini facelifts,” non-surgical necklifts and “liquid” nose jobs that sound incredibly appealing – and maybe, just a little too good to be true.

    In this episode you’ll learn:

    The best way to find a reputable surgeon who’s going to give you the best possible resultsWhat is liquid rhinoplasty? Why it may not be the silver bullet it promises to be for most candidatesMini-facelifts: Whether minimally invasive lifts are as genius, and affordable in the long run, as they soundNecklift “lite”: Why none of the treatments marketed at so many offices are cutting it, according to Dr. RadyPlus, what’s the going rate for a facelift these days anyway?! 

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Nutrafol

    Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners $10 off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BREAKING. 

    Beyond Miracles

    Visit beyond-miracles.com to learn more and find a provider. Use code BEAUTY to receive 20% off your first Beyond Miracles order.

    HiSmile

    HiSmile is the global leading smilecare brand, providing smilecare solutions for every smile concern across whitening, brightening and everyday care. Check out their latest innovation - the viral hit, the V34 Colour Corrector Serum - aka purple toothpaste. Visit hismileteeth.com and use code SMILE for up to 50% off order.

    Macy’s

    Thanksgiving is here! Get all the kitchen gear you need and don’t forget home décor. Order with Same Day Delivery, powered by DoorDash, pickup in store, or use curbside pickup at macys.com

    Natural Diamond Council

    Natural diamonds protect vulnerable wildlife species and bring prosperity to many less fortunate communities around the world. For more information, visit: naturaldiamonds.com.

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • In part 2 of our #DamnGood hair special, Carlene drops her 7-step hair restore routine, including the secret weapons that rescued and revived her over processed hair over the past several months. From an investment blow dryer to serious styling steals and actions you can take – for free – to help get splintered strands smooth again, you’ll hear all about her “good hair day” odyssey that’s taken her from salon chair to drugstore aisles, and back again.

    ICYMI, tune in here to hear Jill reviews of the latest, greatest – and most gimmicky – hair tools in last week’s episode.

    Tune in to hear about:

    The #1 thing that Carlene did to set herself free from past breakageThe low key, stylist-approved detangling spray that’s getting her tangled knots silky – in 7 seconds flatA TikTok-famous, $8 frizz-smoothing spray that had her strands satin-smooth, for days on endThe alcohol-free dry shampoos that reversed the look of product overload fails, and the clarifying shampoo must for weekly resetsBond repair superstars: Which luxe treatments are worth the spend, and how a drugstore version stacks up (TikTok trichologist -in-training is Abbey Yung)Her hair-health colour transition into “Bronde”

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    SHOW SPONSORS:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Olay

    Olay’s latest skincare game-changer is the new Super Serum, a powerful daily serum that combines five serums in one lightweight formula. You can find Olay’s Super Serum and other Olay products in major retailers nationwide across Canada and the US. For more information, visit Olay.ca

    Macy’s

    For all the inspo and must-haves you need right now, visit Macys.com/Ownyourstyle and if you need a little help finding your style footing, pair up with a Personal Stylist. They’ll help you put your look together, either in store or from the comfort of your home. Best of all, it’s totally free, so head on over to Macys.com/personalstylist to book your appointment today.

    Pillsbury

    Pillsbury has you covered with weeknight dinner recipes as easy as fill.roll.bake. You can find Pillsbury in the dairy aisle for dinner prep in 30 minutes or less. Find more weeknight dinner recipes at Pillsbury.com 

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do some of the buzziest hair tools cost $700, while others are gaining hype for a fraction of the price? Jill stacks up the Shark FlexStyle against the OG Dyson Airwrap Multi-styler, before taking the leading 2-in-1 straightening hair dryers out for a spin. Next, your daring host pops a hot brush in her brunette mane to find out whether TikTok’s latest obsession with “thermal brushes” for soft, feathered waves à la Matilda Djerf, is as dreamy and low-cost as it seems.

    Finally, Carlene reveals the hot tool that she blames for her year of bad hair days. Next week, tune in to hear the 7-step hair routine she created to get her hair soft and shining again, with splurge-and-save buys that will work for every budget.

    You’ll discover:

    The highly respected celebrity hairstylist bringing big cred to Shark hair tools Dyson AirStrait vs GHD Duet Style vs Revlon One-Step Air Straight – Jill tries them all, with varying resultsWhat’s up with TikTok’s thermal brush trend? Can an 80s redux hot tool really give you the brushed out curls of every Gen Z’s dreams?Meet the best damn curling iron that Jill has ever used Heatless rollers: The Less-Than-$20 hack that delivered the most

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    PROMO CODES:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Ouai

    Get on your OUAI to save for the holiday. Go to theouai.com for 15% off sitewide and enter promo code BEAUTY15.

    Hismile

    Hismile is the global leading smilecare brand, providing smilecare solutions for every smile concern across whitening, brightening and everyday care. Visit hismileteeth.com and use code SMILE for up to 50% off your order.

    Beyond Miracles

    Visit beyond-miracles.com and use code BEAUTY to receive 20% off your first order. Cellstory and MiracleTox’s MicroSpear technology is 20x finer than a micro-needling stamp, suitable for all skin types and unlike most treatments, can be used on active acne with minimal downtime. 

    Macy’s

    Whatever your budget, whatever your vibe, check out macys.com/giftfinder to find the perfect present this year

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • In partnership with our friends at Beyond Miracles, welcome to a bonus, uninterrupted episode with Celebrity Medical Esthetician, Crystal Koro. Owner of LA-based, Crystal Clear Skin & Beauty, Crystal has been dubbed “master aesthetician to the stars” by Popsugar, with a celebrity clientele that includes Eva Longoria, Olivia Culpo, Kylie Jenner – and even Drake!

    In today’s episode, we find out the most important skin habits to follow to help prevent premature aging in 20-something skin. Plus, we find out how to reverse past damage, whether you’re dealing with post-acne scarring, sun spots or deep-set wrinkles. 

    Finally, we discover everything there is to know about the latest K-Beauty skincare sensation making waves in North America, a professional, clinically-proven treatment that’s been likened to “liquid microneedling,” Cellstory by Beyond Miracles. 

    You’ll hear all about:

    “Liquid microneedling” – Carlene and Jill try Cellstory by Beyond Miracles, the born-in-Korea pro treatment that boasts microspear technology, microscopic liquid microneedles derived from freshwater-grown sponges to deliver ingredient penetration without numbing, blood or down timePreventative retinol – When is the ideal age to start using the gold standard skincare ingredient for smoother skin in your golden yearsChemical vs physical exfoliation 101 – How, and how often, to exfoliate for your skin type and why exfoliation is the key to skin goals successPillowcase cycling? Why the facialist swears by this technique, and the sleeping musts to invest in for clearer skinGadget queen – The mind-blowing face and body devices that Crystal uses both in-office and at home 

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES:  When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Beyond Miracles

    Get skin beyond belief. Visit beyond-miracles.com and use code BEAUTY to receive 20% off your first order. Unlike most treatments, CELLSTORY and MiracleTox can be used on active acne and has minimal downtime. CELLSTORY and MiracleTox’s Microspear technology is 20x finer than a micro-needling stamp, and suitable for all skin types.

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • With nearly 15 million TikTok fans and counting, Streamy Awards Beauty Creator of the Year winner Mikayla Nogueira (aka Mikayla Makeup) returns with updates on the beauty tricks, products and passions she’s taken up since we first welcomed her on the podcast. 

    We hear all about the genius tips she’s learned – and now adopted – from fellow makeup artists, then we discover the exact items she plans to fill her cart with at the upcoming Sephora sale. Plus, Mikayla shares all the details on her upcoming KVD Beauty #KVDFTheRules contest collab.

    Plot twist! Stay tuned until the end to find out what’s next in the TikTok star’s rocketing career – a surprising move we did not see coming.

    In this episode you’ll also hear about: 

    The legacy products she can’t quit: From her Holy Grail foundation and concealer to her fave moisturizer, Mikayla reveals the 6 ride-or-die items she’s stocking up on at the upcoming Sephora saleImmediate add to cart: We discover the *one* (unsponsored) blush that’s so good she’s talks about it “obsessively” Double setting: The genius undereye hack that Mikayla adopted from fellow influencer, Painted by SpencerSkincare truths: The surprising reason she never gets facialsNext in 2024: What’s in the stars for Mikayla, and her husband Cody

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Nutrafol

    Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners $10 off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BREAKING.

    Macy’s

    Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas… Macy’s has you covered with the essentials (and fun extras) to decorate, host, entertain and get in the holiday spirit. Plus, check out macys.com/holiday-hub to get ahead of your gift list with endless inspo. 

    Olay

    You can find Olay’s Super Serum and other Olay products in major retailers nationwide across Canada and the US. For more information, visit Olay.ca

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • This week we sit down with Vicky Tsai, founder of Tatcha, the skincare brand inspired by the ancient Japanese rituals of healthy skin. In a rare interview, Vicky gets candid about overcoming invisibility in her life, what most people get wrong about the Taiwanese-American founder’s reverence for Geisha culture and her friendship with Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

    But first, you’ll hear about the backstory behind the $500 million dollar beauty company, including what makes Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Sephora’s #1-Selling moisturizer (a jar sells every 60 seconds!)  A makeup artist favourite, fans of the signature purple pot include Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore and us.

    Plus, you’ll discover:

    How Vicky’s battle with corporate burnout – and acute dermatitis –  led to her healing journey in Japan, the very impetus for creating Tatcha The reason Vicky traded in her engagement ring to fund the brand, and why she still doesn’t own any fine jewelry (or much of great value) todayWhy makeup artist Daniel Martin was a pivotal figure for Tatcha’s inaugural product, Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, blowing up in VogueHow brands of all stripes can step up in a bigger way to support the AAPI communityHow she reflects on appearing in the Harry & Meghan Netflix series today

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Hismile

    If you’d like to try HiSmile V34 Colour Corrector Serum for yourself, visit www.hismileteeth.com and use code SMILE at checkout for up to 50% off your order.

    Ritual

    Ritual’s Essential for Women 18+ is a multivitamin you can actually trust. Ritual is offering our listeners 30% off during your first month. Visit ritual.com/BREAKINGBEAUTY to start Ritual or add Essential For Women 18+ to your subscription today.

    Macy’s

    Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas… Macy’s has you covered with the essentials (and fun extras) to decorate, host, entertain, and get in the holiday spirit. Plus, check out macys.com/holidayhub to get ahead of your gift list with endless inspo. 

    Pillsbury

    Weeknight recipes are as easy as fill.roll.bake, with dinner prep in 30 minutes or less. You can find Pillsbury in the dairy aisle and find more weeknight dinner recipes at Pillsbury.com.

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Welcome to part 2 of our best of fall 2023 roundup, featuring Jill’s new season edit. Tune in to hear your host’s honest review of the blockbuster Glossier book, written by Marisa Meltzer, along with her take on the brand’s new Stretch Foundation. Plus, stay tuned until the end to hear our new, celeb-watch segment where we unpack the latest beauty trend, and tell you how we’re working the look into our own routines. (Today’s topic: Balletcore!) If you like this segment, help us name it. Drop us a line in our Facebook Chatroom or leave us a comment on our Instagram.

    In this episode you’ll also hear about: 

    Invisible bandage tech: What is it, how it’s different from pimple patches, and Jill’s hot takeSplurge-worthy skincare, inspired by a Parisian facialist: Jill introduces us to an east-meets-west range that she claims is worth crossing luxury lines forBalletcore essentials. Brought to you in partnership with Macy’s, Jill unpacks the coveted beauty trend seen on Hailey Bieber, Sofia Richie and the spring 2024 runways, as she shares the latest makeup and fragrance musts she’s enlisting to unlock her own soft girl era - hello single serve scents! 

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!

    Ouai

    Get your fast fix for healthy-looking hair. Go to theouai.com and use code BEAUTY15 for 15% off any purchase. 

    Macy’s

    Macy’s Lowest Prices of the Season sale is here. From October 13 until October 22, get 40-60% off regular, sale and clearance items. So head on over to macys.com to check out great deals. Some exclusions apply.

    Natural Diamond Council

    Next time you’re thinking of celebrating a special moment in your life, remember that your natural diamond also protects vulnerable wildlife species and brings prosperity to many less fortunate communities around the world. For more information, visit naturaldiamonds.com

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Happy World Smile Day! In partnership with our friends at Hismile – the leading global smilecare brand and viral TikTok sensation – we are comin’ in hot on a Friday with an uninterrupted bonus chat in celebration of Breaking Beauty’s 300th episode. Joining us all the way from Australia is Dr. Laurence Walsh, oral care expert and Hismile Resident Scientific Advisor. 

    As an Emeritus Professor of Dental Science who’s globally-recognized for his research in teeth whitening, Dr. Walsh has been at the forefront of some of the greatest innovations in modern dentistry, including the TikTok-viral, V34 Colour Corrector Serum, often tagged purple “toothpaste.” (PSA: It’s actually a second-step serum.) 

    We find out everything you want to know about the purple goop-to-megawatt smile formula, along with:

    The most common mistakes you might be making in your everyday oral routineHow to work the colour correcting, teeth whitening step into your morning brush fest (pssst: it’s as easy as concealing dark circles!)The most effective electric toothbrush bar none, according to rigorous research studiesReddit hacks: Are these oral health care hacks too good to be true?Sensitive teeth care – how to brush your teeth the right way

    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast! 

    Hismile:

    If you want to try the V34 Colour Corrector Serum for yourself, visit hismileteeth.com and use code SMILE for up to 50% off your order.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

    Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya


    Produced by Dear Media Studio

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Today we’re welcoming back the wonderful hosts of Lipstick on The Rim podcast, Molly Sims and her bestie Emese Gormley! Molly Sims is a model, actress, NYT bestselling author, producer and philanthropist and now: beauty brand founder with the launch of her Gen X-focused skincare range, YSE Beauty.  

    Emese, meanwhile, is a former fashion publicist, proud mama and style influencer in her own right, thanks to her enviable Chanel ballet flat wardrobe, among other quiet luxury staples that look right at home for a Hamptons sojourn. 

    We’re breaking down the duo’s everyday-elegant beauty routine and enviable style secrets, needless to say the list is not short!

    In this episode you’ll hear about: 

    The backstory on Molly’s uber popular new skincare line, YSE Beauty, said to be a godsend for her melasmaHow-to get the BFFs’ “stealth wealth” look – the wardrobe-builders and detailed brand names worth investing in this fall, including your new favourite jeansThe *one* skincare product every 40-something needs, according to LOTRThe skincare item that Molly deems the “cashmere sweater” of the seasonStay tuned until the end as Molly teases a new project that she’s just snapped up production rights to – book clubs girlies be ready

    Pssst: We’re guests on Lipstick On The Rim this week! Click here to hear our chat about influencing, de-influencing, top shelf wants and bottom shelf musts.

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

    For any products or links mentioned in this episode, check out our website: https://breakingbeautypodcast.com/episode-recaps/

    PROMO CODES: When you support our sponsors, you support the creation of Breaking Beauty Podcast!

    Nutrafol

    Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners $10 off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code BREAKING. 

    Macy’s

    You can find wardrobe inspiration at macys.com/ownyourstyle. Need a little extra style support? Pair up with a Macy’s Personal Stylist to help you put your best fashion foot forward: macys.com/personalstylist.

    Pillsbury

    Get loads of ideas for a quick and easy spin on weeknight dinner recipes that are easy as fill.roll.bake at pillsbury.com. It’s dinner prep in 30 minutes or less! Friendly reminder you can find Pillsbury in the dairy aisle.

    Olay

    Find Olay’s Super Serum and other Olay products in major retailers

    nationwide across Canada and the US. For more information, visit Olay.ca.

    *Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*

    Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

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  • Happy fall y’all! This sweater season, there’s so much pumpkin spiced latté goodness to test, we’re making this Best of Fall 2023 round up a 2-Part #DamnGoods Special! First up, Carlene presents a slew of new makeup musts, from makeup artist-developed matte palettes to extreme lip plumpers that rival injections (temporarily, of course.) Look out for our next #DamnGoods in two weeks time, when Jill shares her selection of brilliant fragrance innovations, hotly-anticipated complexion launches and a skincare drop so new, she was one of the first faces in North America to try it out.

    In this episode you’ll hear about: 

    A skin tech concealer so #DamnGood that it seamlessly blends under eyes *and* blurs hyperpigmentation spotsThe can’t-keep-in-stock brow gel that *actually* locks in a lifted, laminated look for hours A pressed finishing powder that “snatches” your eye makeup as it “bakes” in undereye brightnessWhy palettes are back, baby - and the makeup artists bringing fresh perspective to palette fatigueMascara magic? A red carpet-approved formula that mimics false lashes in photos - as tested at the Toronto Film Festival by Carlene! (Click here to learn more about the L’Oréal Paris Stand Up To Street Harassment initiative we chat about in today’s episode)

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

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  • In partnership with our friends at Olay, this week we’re asking all of the questions you ever wanted to know from a cosmetic chemist, with Olay Principal Scientist, Dr. Rolanda Johnson Wilkerson. In this uninterrupted chat, the STEM powerhouse enlightens us on the meaning of “chaotic skin,” the most underrated (and most overrated!) ingredients in skincare and what happens to your skin while you sleep. 

    Plus, stay tuned until the end to find out how old Carlene’s skin really is compared to her actual age, according to a professional imaging device you can now find in derm’s offices and facialist spots.

    You’ll hear all about:

    Are the latest all-in-one serums as effective as single-ingredient formulations? Should you really avoid using vitamin C and niacinamide at the same time? The one ingredient that Dr. Wilkerson has been studying lately, proven to be a boon for redness-prone skin Why you should always wash your face at night, even if you’ve had a makeup-free dayThe blue-sky skincare product that the chemist wishes she could develop, which doesn’t exist yet  

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

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    This episode is brought to you in partnership with Olay:  

    You can find Olay’s Super Serum and other Olay products in major retailers nationwide across Canada and the US. For more information, visit Olay.ca 

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  • When Katie Jane Hughes isn’t working with the likes of Hailey Bieber, Ashley Graham and Rosie Huntington-Whitely, the British-born, Brooklyn-based makeup artist can be found sharing her editorial-to-everyday makeup tutorials on social media, where she’s amassed a cult community of beauty enthusiasts. 

    Having collaborated with brands like Revlon, Elemis and Glossier, this month, Katie is set to debut KJH Brand, a highly-anticipated, eponymous range that aims to put the power in your hands, with deconstructed formulas that awards you dewy, gorgeous skin – customized by you. Tune in as we get the advanced scoop, while mining for Katie’s beauty knowledge gold.

    In this episode Katie shares:

    Her best tips for blending foundation that lastsHow freckled-faced girlies can ace their complexion while letting speckles shine through (dullness be gone!) The makeup artist’s “batwing” eyeliner hack for hooded eyelids – and her most trusted liquid eyeliner to get the lookThe top 3 products she’d buy if her makeup kit were to go missingThe oldest and most cherished product in Katie’s cosmetics kit, revealed!

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

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    Curls. Shop Curl Secret by Conair, exclusively at Ulta. 

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  • Attention “Skincare Nerds!” Board-certified Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Shereene Idriss, also known as #PillowtalkDerm, makes her sophomore appearance to answer the people’s most Googled skincare questions for 2023. The newly-minted Threads star shares her pro advice on preventative Botox (and how its competitor Daxxify is stacking up), details on the best-selling product from her own eponymous skincare line so far – and, is Jill stalking our favorite derm?!

    You’ll also discover:

    The one thing you should consider before starting a skincare routine – and no, it’s not your skin typeThe PillowtalkDerm’s personal skincare faves, from the best eye cream money can buy to the SPFs she can’t live withoutHer least favorite skincare ingredient (where’s the data?!)Why she’s not a fan of skin flooding for everybodyPlus, is skin “purging” real? 

    Pssst! ICYMI, listen to our first episode featuring Dr. Shereene Idriss all about common skincare scams debunked here and don’t forget to like, review and follow 

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

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  • In the spirit of slowing down – and soaking up every last bit of summer – this week we welcome May Lindstrom, organic skincare guru and founder of her eponymous luxury skincare line, May Lindstrom Skincare. May started crafting her addicting, aromatherapeutic concoctions from her kitchen back in 2008 – long before “clean” beauty was a buzzword. Today, beauty insiders covet her number one-selling “Blue Cocoon” balm, a magical blue tansy cure-all beloved by Tracee Ellis Ross and Sadie Sink, among others. 

    In this week’s episode you’ll hear:

    How May’s self-described “Little House on the Prairie” upbringing inspired her connection to plants and nature, the bedrock of her brand todayHow the artisanal formulator went from living in her car in LA to training line chefs at one of Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans’ hotspot restaurants to modeling – and ultimately, to respected skincare guruWhy May chose to pull her brand from top retailers in 2020 – essentially cutting her profit in halfThe reason May Lindstrom products have a “born on” date affixed to every labelWhat we can expect from the brand next 

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

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    Conair

    Introducing the new Curl Secret by Conair, your new favorite styling tool for effortless

    curls. It boasts customizable settings, multi-directional action and tangle-free tech – all at the push of a button. Shop Curl Secret by Conair, exclusively at Ulta.

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  • This week we’re looking ahead with some predictions of what everyone will be deeming top-shelf worthy in the near future! Carlene went behind-the-scenes at one of the biggest trade shows in the biz, Cosmoprof in Las Vegas – and visited a leading cosmetics manufacturer’s “innovation box” – to hunt down the trends that aren’t even trends yet. Come along as we discover the next big things, like lymphatic-drainage spa leggings that you wear while you putter, skincare filters that attach to your sink and more. Which ones are wait-list worthy in your books?

    Find out about the next gen trends:

    Oz is Revealed: Once a top secret in the beauty biz, why this contract manufacturer is being pulled out from behind the curtain, at lastThe next niacinamide? Innovation experts from Cosmetica, Alessandro Mendes and Maria Osorio, reveal the ingredients most likely to hit your topshelf nextTweakment-adjacent beauty products: Just what are cosmeceutical leggings, anyway? Gadgets galore: $700 LED face masks and gua sha massagers with extra biteBeauty seconds: Where to buy scratch-and-dent beauty products at a discount – and whether it’s really a smart idea

    Pssst! Join us at Create & Cultivate Behind the Business: Beauty and Wellness event on September 9th 2023 in LA as Carlene delivers more in 2024 trends LIVE on stage! Get your tickets here USE promo code: CCBTBW20 at checkout to save 20% off all tickets

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  • You may have seen Cymbiotika’s sleek, easy-to-down supplement pouches on Instagram already, and today, we’re bringing you the brilliant backstory. In partnership with our friends at Cymbiotika, we’re sitting down with Durana Elmi, the Co-Founder & COO responsible for the brand’s skyrocketing growth. 

    Find out how the Afghan-American powerhouse was able to overcome personal hardships in her youth to become the resilient leader she is today, the keys to achieving Cymbiotika’s fast-won success and the life lessons that she’s instilling in her daughters along the way.

    Tune in to hear about:

    The healthy habits, mindset and supplements that Durana personally follows to look and feel her best everydayThe clever and creative ways that she’s changing corporate culture, so that people actually want to come into the office everydayScoop alert! We get a sneak peek at the lifestyle category that Cymbiotika will expand to nextHow Cymbiotika is supporting the non-profit, Helping Hands for Afghans, a passion project to help women, children and refugeesPlus! Rapidfire: BOSS Edition, including what *not* to do in a job interview, how to nail a cover letter and the one thing that’s a big no-no at any office

    Cymbiotika

    Cymbiotika is a lifestyle brand featuring more than 50 products to boost your health and wellness routine - everything from their best-selling Liposomal Glutathione

    and Super Greens Dietary Supplement pouches (Carlene’s fave!) to their energy-boosting Cymbiotika Liposomal Vitamin B12 + B6 (Jill’s fave!). If you want to try Cymbiotika for yourself, use code BREAKINGBEAUTY on cymbiotika.com for 15% off sitewide or create your custom bundle and get up to 45% off. 

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  • Jamie Greenberg - aka Jamie Makeup on Instagram - works with A-Listers like Jessica Alba, Chelsea Handler, Christina Applegate, Kaley Cuoco and many more. But that hasn’t changed her relatable, funny and clever attitude one bit. Today, “Everyone’s Personal Makeup Artist” returns to the pod with everything you need to know about applying your concealer the right way, whether you’re disguising under eye conundrums, hiding redness or camouflaging the scabbiest zit.

    Plus, you’ll learn:

    How to choose a concealer formula that’s designed for acne vs. your thin-skinned, under eye areaWhen to choose a brighter shade and when you want it to match your foundation to a teeThe go-to setting powders (unsexy packaging be damned!) that Jamie uses to lock in a pro concealing finish The luxury concealer she’s obsessed with now, her pick for a budget find and the range she reaches for to suit all skin tones, from very fair to very darkWhat she’s launching from her own, multi-tasking cosmetics line, Jamie Makeup, next

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

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  • In this uninterrupted episode in partnership with Hero Cosmetics, we chat with brand co-founder Ju Rhyu about the making of The Mighty Patch, the translucent acne sticker that now sells once every 2 seconds. You’ll find out what makes Hero’s medical-grade hydrocolloid patch superior to the many dupes that have cropped up since its 2017 launch (the shade!), along with the best way to work its mighty magic into your makeup routine.

    You’ll hear about:

    Why Reddit was a goldmine for understanding acne-sufferers’ needs in the brand’s developmentHow to layer concealer with the acne patch (over or under- we find out once and for all!) Ju’s personal skincare routine - from a luxe retinol facial oil to her fave French pharmacy findThe one up-and-coming beauty brand she thinks needs to be on our radarThe innovative, acne-meets-aging fix that she’s dropping next

    Sponsor info: In Canada, find Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patches at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, and Amazon. And in the US, Hero is always available on HeroCosmetics.us. 

    Get social with us and let us know what you think of the episode! Find us on Instagram, Tiktok, Twitter. Join our private Facebook group, or give us a call and leave us a voicemail at 1-844-227-0302. 

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