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Unpacking perceptions of beauty so deeply ingrained in society, through the lens of Black and non-black people of colour and our mutual struggles and challenges - be it discrimination, appropriation or simply lack of options.
Each episode will be centred on one single theme, topic or question, we will discuss societal misrepresentation, decipher myths, share personal stories and ask those questions that maybe you didn't think you could ask, or simply didn't know how.
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Unpacking perceptions of beauty so deeply ingrained in society, through the lens of Black and non-black people of colour and our mutual struggles and challenges - be it discrimination, appropriation or simply lack of options.
Each episode will be centred on one single theme, topic or question, we will discuss societal misrepresentation, decipher myths, share personal stories and ask those questions that maybe you didn't think you could ask, or simply didn't know how.
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @unprettypodcast
#UnprettyPodcast

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    Unpretty & Unfiltered with...Megan Crabbe

    Unpretty & Unfiltered with...Megan Crabbe

    We're back with our final episode for season 2, another edition of Unpretty & Unfiltered, where we have unfiltered chats with trailblazers from our community: talking about their personal journeys and experiences as people of colour.
    We're joined by author, digital creator, and presenter, Megan Crabbe (formerly known as BodyPosiPanda) for our fifth edition. We get Megan's take on a few of the topics we've discussed on the podcast so far, such as mental health, lockdown hair, and body hair, as well as Olympic-gate and BLM.
    Megan Crabbe
    www.instagram.com/meganjaynecrabbe
    www.instagram.com/meganjcrabbe
    Listen to Megan on the Mixed-Up Podcast:: https://mixeduppodcast.libsyn.com/on-acceptance-with-megan-jayne-crabbe-aka-bodyposipanda
    Chi
    Lush Curl Power Cream: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/curl-power-hair-cream/450g
    The Cut: Black Olympian's are set up to fail: https://www.thecut.com/2021/07/black-olympians-are-set-up-to-fail.html
    Basma
    Shea moisture stretch curl pudding: https://www.afrohairboutique.com/brand/Shea-Moisture/Shea-Moisture/Shea-Moisture-Red-Palm-Oil-And-Cocoa-Butter-Curl-Stretch-Pudding.html
    Aloe vera extraction: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CMkm-RZAwr1/
    Zadie Smith, Intimations: https://www.waterstones.com/book/intimations/zadie-smith/9780241492383
    Kaydine
    I Am app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/i-am-daily-affirmations/id874656917

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    • 59 min
    Unpretty Recommends

    Unpretty Recommends

    No doubt, over the past 15 months, we've all been exploring new beauty rituals and products. The Unpretty Podcast team (Basma, Chi, and Kaydine) catch up to talk about the products that we've recently been trying out, as well as some of our staple beauty items, all of which we recommend you try for yourselves.

    Chi
    Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo: https://www.boots.com/shea-moisture-jamaican-black-castor-oil-strengthen-and-restore-shampoo-10203997 Fable & Mane HoliRoots Hair Oil: https://www.boots.com/Fable-Mane-HoliRoots-Hair-Oil-55ml-10290294 Lush Power Conditioner: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/power-conditioner Charlotte Mensah Manketti Oil Pomade: https://www.charlottemensah.com/shop-online/manketti-oil-pomade Ivy Wild Chebe Growth Cream: https://www.ivywild.co.uk/collections/products/products/chebe-growth-cream-1 Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer: https://www.dyson.co.uk/hair-care/dyson-supersonic/dyson-supersonic-shop-all and Wide Tooth Comb Attachment https://www.dyson.co.uk/support/journey/tools/969748-01
    Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector: https://www.glossier.com/products/solution REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask: https://www.renskincare.com/products/glycolactic-radiance-renewal-mask Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate: https://www.kiehls.co.uk/skin-care/category/facial-oils-serums/midnight-recovery-concentrate/819.html Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate: https://www.boots.com/liz-earle-superskin-concentrate-for-night-10246087 Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/supergoop-supersize-unseen-sunscreen-spf-30-.html Hello Sunday SPF Serum: https://www.hellosundayspf.com/collections/face/products/the-one-thats-a-serum-face-drops-spf-45 Glossier Skywash Sheer Matte Lid Tint in Sienna https://www.glossier.com/products/skywash Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint (Chi wears G3 in the winter months and G2 in the summer): https://www.glossier.com/products/perfecting-skin-tint Bobbi Brown Blush in Flame has been discontinued (!!!) but the lipstick can be used as a creamy blush: https://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/2342/37182/makeup/lips/lipsticks/luxe-lip-color#/shade/Flame Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm: https://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/product/14007/55025/skincare/moisturiser/extra-illuminating-moisture-balm#/shade/Bare_Glow
    Basma
    Glossier Future Dew: https://www.glossier.com/products/futuredew Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn: https://www.glossier.com/products/cloud-paint Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/en-gb/product/hoola-matte-bronzer?product=HOOLAIB74-FULL&sku=IB74 Origins Clean Origins Cleansing Oil : https://www.origins.co.uk/product/15342/12191/skincare/cleanse/face-wash-and-cleanser/clean-energy/gentle-cleansing-oil?gclsrc=aw.ds&#/shade/Clean_Energy_w/o_pump LUSH Renee Shea Souffle Hair: https://www.lush.com/uk/en/p/renees-shea-souffle-hair-and-scalp-oil Refy Brow Sculpt: https://refybeauty.com/collections/refy-brow/products/brow-sculpt Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow: https://uk.sundayriley.com/products/ceo-glowBy Jess D Rum Cake Velvet Lipstick: https://www.byjessd.com/collections/liquid-velvet-lipstick/products/rum-cake-liquid-velvet-lipstickIl Makiage Longwear Matte Lip Cream: https://www.ilmakiage.com/uk/lips/212-18014-infinity
    Kaydine
    Camille Rose Algae Renew Deep Conditioning Mask: https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/collections/camille-rose-naturals/products/camille-rose-naturals-algae-renew-deep-conditioner-8oz Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse: https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/collections/camille-rose-naturals/products/camille-rose-naturals-sweet-ginger-cleansing-rinse-12oz Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Hi-Slip Detangling Shampoo: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shea-Moisture-Butter-Detangling-Shampoo/dp/B07BD413ZS Shea Moisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Curl Stretch Pudding: https://www.naturalisticproducts.co.uk/products/shea-moisture-red-palm-oil-cocoa-butter-curl-stretch-pudding-12oz Skin & Tonic

    • 53 min
    Body hair, don't care with Marissa Malik and Henna Amin

    Body hair, don't care with Marissa Malik and Henna Amin

    Body hair is something that as, as women of colour growing up in the global north, are taught to be ashamed of. From early introductions to hair removal (brow threading, sugaring, bleaching) to adolescent shaming in the changing rooms at school; our darker, often thicker hair can be more visible on the skin leading to insecurities about our perceptions of our own beauty, particularly in the South Asian communities. Body hair positivity is on the rise, but with the erasure of the Black trans femmes who lead the movement, and South Asian & Latinx femmes from the conversation, there is clearly more progress to be made.
    We are joined by Henna Amin and Marissa Mailk to chat about the biology and cultural history of body hair for Women of Colour, and if / how we can embrace our natural growths.
    Marissa Malik
    https://www.instagram.com/mariimals/
    https://twitter.com/mariimals
    Dazed Beauty: Marissa Malik on how it feels to have your stomach hair go viral https://www.dazeddigital.com/beauty/body/article/48969/1/marissa-malik-on-how-it-feels-to-have-your-stomach-hair-go-viral
    Henna Amin
    https://www.instagram.com/henna_speaks/
    https://twitter.com/henna_speaks
    mxogyny: Henna on the erasure of brown women from body hair movement https://www.mxogyny.com/pieces/the-erasure-of-brown-women-from-the-body-hair-movement-is-nothing-new-but-this-time-weve-had-enough
    Allure: Soy La Pelúa: Embracing My Body Hair as a Latinx Person: https://www.allure.com/story/latinx-body-hair-acceptance-soy-la-pelua
    This weeks beauty recommendations:
    Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen: https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/supergoop--unscreen-sunscreen-spf-30.html
    Cerave Moisturising Cream: https://www.lookfantastic.com/cerave-moisturising-cream-340g/11798692.html

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    • 52 min
    Protecting the crown with Kelechi Okafor and Dawn Butler

    Protecting the crown with Kelechi Okafor and Dawn Butler

    The year is 2021 and still, in the UK, there are no legislations outlawing hair discrimination whether it's in schools or the workplace, with groups such as Project Embrace and the Halo Collective fighting for change, how are we still here?
    We are joined by MP for Brent Central, Dawn Butler, former Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, and Kelechi Okafor, actress, director, and public speaker, to talk discuss the problems and possible ways that we can contribute to enforce longstanding positive change.

    Unpretty Podcast
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    Dawn Butler Brent
    https://www.instagram.com/dawnbutlerbrent/
    https://twitter.com/DawnButlerBrent
    Kelechi Okafor
    https://www.instagram.com/kelechnekoff/
    https://twitter.com/kelechnekoff
    The Halo Collective: https://halocollective.co.uk/
    Stylist: Let’s discuss Naomi Osaka https://www.stylist.co.uk/fitness-health/wellbeing/naomi-osaka-upsetting-pressures-black-female-athletes/528269
    Ebony, 1982: What Happened to the Afro https://tinyurl.com/48d65v7t
    Glamour: Hair Discrimination is Real https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/afro-hair-bias-hair-discrimination
    This week's beauty recommendations:
    TK Maxx: This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser: https://www.tkmaxx.com/uk/en/womens-early-access/no-wrinkles-extreme-moisturiser-48ml/p/42362294
    Estrid Eco Blades: https://estrid.com/uk/products/

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    • 58 min
    Casting call with Ola Christian and Rae Elliman

    Casting call with Ola Christian and Rae Elliman

    Both the fashion industry and film and tv industries came under fire post-June 2020 regarding the lack of diverse representation of the communities they claim to serve.
    Conversations about representative casting in the UK span beyond even the last decade, but what progress has been made? Does the art reflect "the time now" - as Gemma Chan notably said in her 2019 Allure interview?
    Almost a year following the commitments of June 2020, where are we now, and what more is there to be done?
    We discuss this and more with Rae Elliman, casting director, producer, and writer, and Ola Christian, founder of Leville, the UK's leading casting agency for diverse talent and audiences.
    Unpretty Podcast
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    Rae Elliman
    www.instagram.com/raechenelliman
    www.instagram.com/raeellimancasting
    www.raeelliman.com
    Ola Christian
    www.instagram.com/olachristian
    www.instagram.com/leviletv
    olachristian.com
    References
    Gemma Chan want to end whitewashing in Hollywood and in history books: https://www.allure.com/story/gemma-chan-cover-story-2019
    Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p09fy1qy/leighanne-race-pop-power
    Nas: Time is Illmatic: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80011844


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    • 58 min
    Unpretty and Unfiltered with...Sir John

    Unpretty and Unfiltered with...Sir John

    We're back with another edition of Unpretty & Unfiltered, where we have unfiltered chats with trailblazers from our community: talking about their personal journey and experiences as people of colour.
    For this fifth edition, we're joined by global celebrity make-up artist behind many of Beyoncé's iconic beauty looks, Sir John, who shares how he has navigated the beauty industry as a black man, his collaboration with Barbie, why mental health is important to him, why you should always use a damp beauty blender, plus loads more!
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    Sir John
    www.instagram.com/sirjohn
    The Times: Interview with Sir John: Beyoncé’s beauty guru: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/interview-with-sir-john-beyonces-beauty-guru-3pj75005m
    CR Fashion Book: Beauty Secrets with We Learned from Sir John: https://www.crfashionbook.com/beauty/a31812568/beauty-secrets-sir-john-beyonce/
    Allure: Makeup Artist Sir John Just Created Six Bomb Beauty Looks for Barbie: https://www.allure.com/story/barbie-style-sir-john-beauty-collaboration-interview
    Make It Reign with Clara Amfo: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-10-clara-amfo/id1549676420?i=1000518770949
    Pass The Mic Masterclass with Candice Braithwaite: https://www.instagram.com/p/COTDBd7BOAD/
    Shut Up Ewan - Law Roach: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6SfscIaBA0vz73G7yR41jQ?si=otZk-xQTRQ6Ua65CjpOSgQ

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    • 58 min

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