Yeah, so we called this episode "No Butts," but there is actually a lot of talk about butts. Just warning you! First up: Micellar waters. We fill you in on what micelles are, how these face-cleansing toner-type liquids became popular, and why we don't (and sometimes do) like them. Then it's on to a public health crisis. Bill Gates is working with fragrance maker Firmenich to create a scent with the power to block malodorous latrine smells so public toilets around the world are more pleasant (and used more often, to everyone's health benefits). And then we get all "magazine beauty editor" on you with our tips for taking your makeup from day to night for the holiday season.
The interview this week is with tattoo artist Virginia Elwood, co-owner of Saved Tattoo in Brooklyn and creator of It's For Me. She takes us behind the scenes of the tattoo world, from the one-handed biker who first inked her to the body part(s) she refuses to tattoo (see Episode Title 😂 ). Here are the products we talked about:
Simple Micellar Water
The only jasmine fragrance Jess likes: ALTAIA [A Long Time Ago In Argentina] Don't Cry For Me
SK-II Pitera Mid-Day Essence
Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection
Almay Oil Free Makeup Eraser Sticks
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
Clinique Super City Block
Benefit Brow Bar - where Virginia gets her brows done
Glossier Skin Tint
Armour Beauty Lip Gloss
#raiseawand to Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
#raiseawand to Volition Beauty!
This company crowd-sources ideas for new products and then has the public vote on the prototypes to decide which ones have enough interest to make it to market. Right now, they're working on Mission Brows, an eyebrow replacement product that looks like real eyebrow hairs. It's great for women who over-pluck—and even better for women who have lost their brows to cancer therapy. Find out more about the product here, and then vote to have it produced.