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Co-hosts and longtime beauty journalists Kirbie Johnson and Sara Tan give their perspective on all things makeup, skincare, and wellness at the intersection of pop culture and entertainment. Experts in the field and friends IRL, they pull back the curtain on trends, treatments and popular products — all the things you're likely searching or watching on TikTok. (They'd know — they've spent 10 years creating and optimizing editorial content for mainstream digital beauty publishers.) Tuesday episodes reveal the most notable beauty headlines with informed takes while Friday episodes feature guests from experts in the industry to celebrity spokespeople, including Courteney Cox, Hailey Bieber, Halsey, Selena Gomez, Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox, Jonathan Van Ness, Barbie Ferreira, Brad Mondo, Emma Chamberlain, Dr. Jason Diamond, Charlotte Palermino and more.
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Gloss Angeles Kirbie Johnson and Sara Tan

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Co-hosts and longtime beauty journalists Kirbie Johnson and Sara Tan give their perspective on all things makeup, skincare, and wellness at the intersection of pop culture and entertainment. Experts in the field and friends IRL, they pull back the curtain on trends, treatments and popular products — all the things you're likely searching or watching on TikTok. (They'd know — they've spent 10 years creating and optimizing editorial content for mainstream digital beauty publishers.) Tuesday episodes reveal the most notable beauty headlines with informed takes while Friday episodes feature guests from experts in the industry to celebrity spokespeople, including Courteney Cox, Hailey Bieber, Halsey, Selena Gomez, Scarlett Johansson, Laverne Cox, Jonathan Van Ness, Barbie Ferreira, Brad Mondo, Emma Chamberlain, Dr. Jason Diamond, Charlotte Palermino and more.
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    Scentbird's Founder and Her Problematic Spritual Teachings and Why Kirbie Isn't So Sure About Augustinus Bader

    Scentbird's Founder and Her Problematic Spritual Teachings and Why Kirbie Isn't So Sure About Augustinus Bader

    What if we told you a certain founder has claimed the cure for cancer is aligning with your life's purpose and also claims Hitler wasn't evil? Those are just a few truly mind-boggling topics Scentbird's CEO and Founder has been posting about on Youtube. Kirbie and Sara dive into the problematic nature of it all (to say the least). But first, we share why Rhode blushes are supreme and set them apart from other blush launches. Major thanks to our friends at dae for partnering with us on this episode, who just launched a new 3-in-1 styling cream you can take on the go — and Glams were the first to try it before it launched! We discuss why it's the perfect travel companion for your hair. Plus, are injectables and fillers officially on their way out? And why is Kirbie taking a step back from her near-obsession with Augustinus Bader after all these years? All that and more in today's ep, which you can also watch on Youtube!
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    • 50 min
    Jonathan Van Ness Returns to Share What Really Happened to JVN Hair

    Jonathan Van Ness Returns to Share What Really Happened to JVN Hair

    What really happened to JVN Hair? If you’ve listened to the pod, you know we’ve been following the celebrity haircare brand’s journey, from its launch in 2021 with Amyris to its sale at auction to Windsong Global for $1.25 million earlier this year. We’ve had experts come on to discuss the situation, like investor and advisor Maggie Sellers, but the only person who really knows what went down and what the future holds for JVN Hair is JVN themselves. Today, we’re joined by founder Jonathan Van Ness and JVN Hair Global President Teresa Lo. JVN and Teresa open up about why they were sold at auction for less than what they were worth, what the internet has gotten wrong about the sale, and what’s in store for the brand. 
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    • 44 min
    Cheers to 5 Years: Revisiting Our First Episode Plus a Q&A

    Cheers to 5 Years: Revisiting Our First Episode Plus a Q&A

    Glamgelenos, meet the new Gloss Angeles! In honor of our 5th birthday, we decided to celebrate in a big way — with a new song, a new logo, a new look, and a new way to listen to us — on video! On today’s episode, we’re sharing the behind-the-scenes details on the big photoshoot we did with our dream team: makeup artist Donni Davy, hair stylist Clayton Hawkins, stylist and designer Vivian Chan, and photographer Max Bronner. Shout out to Bellami Hair for providing us with the best extensions and wigs to complete the retro look of our dreams and Half Magic for glamming us as if we were old school beauty models. Then, Kirbie and Sara take a trip down memory lane to our very first episode and discuss how we’ve grown and stayed the same. In our first episode, we shared our five ride-or-die skincare products at the time (2019 was a lifetime ago in beauty, y’all!). We’re updating our list with our current fave five — tune in to hear what’s changed in our line-up! To end the show, we answer one Glamgeleno’s concealer conundrum.
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    • 44 min
    Why Kylie Cosmetics’s Iconic LA Billboard Finally Got Taken Down

    Why Kylie Cosmetics’s Iconic LA Billboard Finally Got Taken Down

    What beauty products will take over the Olympics this year? (Do A/Cs count?) How is Ulta’s marketing strategy around “clean” beauty changing? What did Deinde, a new brand backed by L’Oreal, do to get Kylie Jenner’s coveted LA billboard location? Glossy’s west coast correspondent Lexy Lebsack is back to deliver lots of juicy news morsels to feast upon based on her own reporting in today’s headlines episode. We'll be back on July 9th to celebrate our 5 year anniversary!
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    • 41 min
    Which Facials Aren't Worth Your Money, "Ozempic Face," and More Skincare Education with Joanna Czech

    Which Facials Aren't Worth Your Money, "Ozempic Face," and More Skincare Education with Joanna Czech

    We’re back with part 2 of Joanna Czech’s interview. Joanna outlines which facials are not worth your money, why she doesn’t believe in just one skincare brand, what you should know about “Ozempic face,” which LED masks are worth the investment, what serums she'd never use, and the five things she’d never do as an esthetician.
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    • 25 min
    Celebrity Esthetician Joanna Czech On Her Famous Slapping Facial Massage and her 13,000 Hour Skincare Education

    Celebrity Esthetician Joanna Czech On Her Famous Slapping Facial Massage and her 13,000 Hour Skincare Education

    If you've ever admired the glowing skin of Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, or Kate Winslet as they’ve walked the red carpet, you've witnessed the exceptional work of celebrity esthetician Joanna Czech. But she isn’t just famous for her signature slapping technique (also known as getting #czeched) — Joanna is a personality all on her own. Just check out her personal Instagram page. The hilarious and wise esthetician is our guest today and in part one of this interview, you’ll learn more about Joanna’s upbringing in Poland and her 13,000 hour skincare education to her favorite products that she's been using for decades.
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Plutopiccolino ,

Love you gals

Thanks for another wonderful podcast with so many great products! I want to say the volume of your voices is a bit low on the podcast compared to other ones …. Maybe it’s the distance from mic? Or maybe it’s the sound engineer that could bring it a bit ….
My product suggestion that I love on the run is nudestix matte blush …
When I just throw a sunscreen on my face and I’m running out , I love the look and feel of their matte blush . I use 3 colors : the deep purple , the true red , and the orange . I am caucasian but those blushes go well on any skin color and feel really hydrating . I use their highlighter blush under first , and it gives the blush a very elegant finish . Great product for blush lovers 💕
Thanks for another great podcast !!

TZwiegMAJ ,

Fun and informative!!!

I love how they keep it light but still give real information about health, beauty, and issues that matter to women. THANK YOU KIRBY AND SARA!!!

Heatherk8580 ,

Informative and fun!!

Listening Feels like I’m just having a chat with my really smart girlfriends lol. They are so relatable and I love how they fill us in on current events with the full backstory. I am 43 and don’t feel so out of the loop thanks to them 💜💜💜

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