43 episodes

West coast beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson and editor Sara Tan give their perspective on all things makeup, skincare, and wellness with a sprinkle of pop culture and celebrity. Experts in the field and friend IRL, they pull back the curtain on trends, treatments and popular products — featuring celebrity and professional guests — all to help you navigate the world of beauty.

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    • Fashion & Beauty

West coast beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson and editor Sara Tan give their perspective on all things makeup, skincare, and wellness with a sprinkle of pop culture and celebrity. Experts in the field and friend IRL, they pull back the curtain on trends, treatments and popular products — featuring celebrity and professional guests — all to help you navigate the world of beauty.

    Our CVS Skin Care Haul: Drugstore Products For $30 or Less

    Our CVS Skin Care Haul: Drugstore Products For $30 or Less

    It’s no secret we love prestige brands, like a fancy serum or decadent créme, but we also believe good skin care doesn’t mean spending hundreds of dollars. Our personal philosophy is you should only buy what you need. If something is working for you, keep doing it! You don’t need every product you see posted about on instagram, websites, and yes, even Gloss Angeles. But if you are shopping to update your regimen, you don't need to dole out a ton of cash to get an efficacious product. We reached out to our friends at CVS about doing a drugstore-themed episode and they graciously gave us gift cards to curate our own skin care regimen at the store. (Please note we went to the store long before social distancing was put into play.) 



    Sara's regimen

    AHC Aqualuronic Facial Cleanser for Dehydrated Skin with Triple Hyaluronic Acid ($20) 

    Pixi Glow Tonic ($15)

    Garnier Moisture Balm Sheet Mask ($3) 

    Weleda Travel Size Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream ($13) 

    C’est Moi Gentle Mineral Sunscreen ($15)

    Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream with Hyaluronic Acid ($12) 



    Kirbie's regimen

    Bliss Makeup Melt ($13) 

    Bioderma HydraBio Micellar Water ($15) 

    Pixi Glow Tonic ($15)

    Differin Gel ($16 for .5 oz.) 

    La Roche Posay Anthelios Fluid Sunscreen SPF 60 ($30) 

    Simple Kind to Skin Makeup Removing Wipes ($7)



    What's on Your Face?

    The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm ($10)

    Dr. Rogers Restore Healing Balm ($30)

    Peach & Lily KBeauty Rescue Balm ($28)

    • 1 hr 13 min
    How to Take Care of Yourself While Social Distancing

    How to Take Care of Yourself While Social Distancing

    We hope you've been finding ways to keep busy and entertained while social distancing, Glamgelenos. May we recommend our Instagram? We have a great social distancing beauty routine to help you get through the week and lots of ways to connect with us on social through our FB group and on IG, obvi.

    Today we break down why the new Dyson Corrale is truly innovative (for anyone who wasn't impressed), discuss LVMH's decision to use their facilities to make hand sanitizer, plus break down what's on our face and scalp. Then we answer some of the most commonly asked beauty questions we've been getting regarding Coronavirus and share tips from licensed psychologist Dr. Hoda Abou-Ziab, MD and meditation coach Megan Monahan on how to mitigate your anixety during a really stressful, confusing time like this.

    What's on Your Face

    Sara: Orce Cosmetics Foundation, $89

    Kirbie: Collective Laboratories Hair Growth Activating Serum, $39/mo

    Favorite Face Exfoliants 

    Podcast suggestions: Bill Simmons x Malcom Gladwell, Joe Rogan x Michael Osterholm

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Australian Beauty Advice With Go-To Skin Care Founder (and Former Beauty Editor) Zoë Foster Blake

    Australian Beauty Advice With Go-To Skin Care Founder (and Former Beauty Editor) Zoë Foster Blake

    It's a beauty editor kiki! Zoë Foster Blake is one of Australia’s most celebrated beauty experts. But before she became a beauty brand founder, she was just like us — a beauty editor! Zoe was the beauty director of Cosmopolitan and Harper’s BAZAAR Australia. She then went on to write a few books, including Amazing Face, a best-selling beauty bible, and then decided to start her own beauty blog back in 2006.  After years of reviewing and using every kind of skin care product on the face of the earth, Zoë decided to take a stab at creating her own. She wanted to make something that was simple, stress-free, and more about self-love than “fixing” stuff. Thus Go-To Skin Care was born. 

    Go-To focus on clean formulas and has a cheeky brand voice. With the success of her brand, Zoë launched Gro-To Skin Care, a clean line for kids. It's super cute, trust us. Listen to learn how Zoë editorial expertise equipped her to become a standout brand founder.



    L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Line

    Creamy Powder Foundation ($16)

    Lash Magnifying Mascara ($11)

    Radiant Serum Foundation ($12)

    Luminous Hydrating Lipstick ($9)



    What's on Your Face

    Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Hydrating Coconut Lip Oil ($28)

    Saie Glowy Super Gel  ($25)

    Go-To Skin Care Fancy Face Nourishing Oil Cleanser ($34)  and IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye ($27)

    • 57 min
    Thread Lifts: The Treatment That Creates "Instagram Face" (With Dr. Jason Emer)

    Thread Lifts: The Treatment That Creates "Instagram Face" (With Dr. Jason Emer)

    The most hush-hush treatment in Hollywood are thread lifts, which are being tauted as an alternative to face lifts. If you're not in the market for a face lift, we get it — this treatment is being used for a lot more than that. You may have heard about them through Goop herself, Gwyneth Paltrow. Thread lifts use dissolvable sutures to lift the skin in the face and body; after a few months to a year, they disappear and are replaced with collagen. Dr. Jason Emer has been performing thread lifts at his practice in West Hollywood since 2015 and today he shares with us everything we need to know about this treatment. Plus, we're headed to Austin! We'd love to see you at The RealSelf Modern House of Beauty. Enter two win a pair of tickets to our invite-only live podcast with Renée Rouleau on Friday, 3/13. Details on our Instagram!



    What's on Your Face?

    Kirbie: Kosas Revealer Concealer ($28), Tatcha Liquid Silk Canvas ($52)

    Sara: C’est Moi Gentle Mineral Sunscreen ($15)



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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Creating a Clean Beauty Brand With Ilia Founder Sasha Plavsic

    Creating a Clean Beauty Brand With Ilia Founder Sasha Plavsic

    Sasha Plavsic is the founder of ILIA Beauty, a prestige line of natural and organic beauty products that combine superior color performance and nourishing organics based in Laguna Beach. Before Sasha started the company, she had years of branding experience helping beauty and wellness companies, including Urban Decay and Saje Natural Wellness. So when she discovered that there wasn’t any existing clean beauty products that were not packaged in bamboo, she found herself with a goal in mind (and the experience to back it up): create a tinted lip balm that was luxurious and didn’t contain any nasty ingredients. Fast forward to today and ILIA is one of the leading clean color cosmetics brands out on the market. We’re talking to Sasha about starting her brand as well as Ilia’s latest launch: the Super Serum Skin Tint.

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    • 22 min
    Melasma and Hyperpigmentation 101 With Dr. Samolitis

    Melasma and Hyperpigmentation 101 With Dr. Samolitis

    We have a bonus episode this Friday! Part two of our discussion with Dr. Samolitis is all about melasma: what causes it, what does it look like, what's the best skin routine for it and what treatments ultimately will help keep it calm. 

    Get more great info from Dr. Samolitis at The Skin

    Facile Dermatology + Boutique 

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    • 14 min

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