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Beauty Needs Me

Beauty Needs Me

By Beauty Needs Me
Beauty Entrepreneur Dunni Odumosu and Beauty Enthusiast Taleah Griffin host honest conversations about beauty, skincare and self-care that cross color, culture and country lines. Tune in to hear interviews with founders, industry folk and the science behind the products we all love to use and much more!

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Ep 27: Lux Body Skincare & Honoring Your Ambition with Blair Armstrong, Founder of Gilded Beauty
The skin on our faces make up about 3% of the total skin on our body, yet we (consumers, beauty industry, skincare products, etc) focus on it the most! In recent years, there's been more and more focus on taking care of the skin on our body (97%). Blair Armstrong founded Gilded Beauty to address the 97% of skin we all neglect.  In this episode, Blair shares her journey with beauty growing up in foster care, her ambition, how she pivoted from being a Dermatological Physician's Assistant to creating Gilded Beauty and how travel and architecture is infused in the design of her products and brand. Most importantly, Blair also discusses how important it is for her to reduce disparities in dermatologic care and allow more access by providing virtual and in-person appointments. Blair is an absolute force! We also bring you Beauty Tips & Beauty Moments as this episode's segments.  You can keep up with Gilded Beauty on IG at @theartofbodycare and check out their website. Gilded Beauty can also be purchased at Thirteen Lune.  Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. You can also keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:03:59
April 15, 2021
Ep 26: Combating Acne with Clear Stem Founders, Danielle & Kayleigh
Anti-aging and anti-acne are two of the biggest sectors in the beauty industry, however, products for each of these issues often cancel each other out. Clear Stem founders, Danielle & Kayleigh created an anti-aging & anti-acne skincare line with no hormone disruptors or toxins. In this episode, Danielle & Kayleigh discuss how acne impacted their lives through adulthood, why we need to watch out for pore clogging ingredients, some of their favorite meal & drink (non-alcohol) recipes & tips to boost your overall wellness (and skin) and so much more!  Products mentioned during in this episode: Thorne Supplements Solaray Supplements Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant Supplements Sakara  Clear Stem BrightEyes Eye gel Clear Stem Vitaminscrub Anti-oxidant Infused Scrub Cleanser Clear Stem Cellrenew Collagen Infusion Serum  Clear Stem Bounceback Repair Serum Clear Stem Hydraglow Stem Cell Moisturizer Early Bird Morning Cocktail EltaMD Sunscreen Sheer 46 The Marble Body Brush Products mentioned in the Add to Cart segment: Gypsy by Nature Down Dog Yoga App Garden of Life Tummeric Inflammatory Gummies MSM Sulfur More information on Clear Stem can be found at: https://clearstemskincare.com and on IG at @clearstem. Head over to IG to keep up or reach out to Danielle (@danielle.the.acne.guru) & Kayleigh (@kayleigh.christina).  Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. You can also keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:35:47
April 1, 2021
Ep 25: Diversifying the Clean Beauty Industry with LYS Beauty Founder, Tisha Thompson
Tisha Thompson, founder & CEO of LYS Beauty is on a mission to diversify the clean beauty industry. After working as a professional makeup artist and serving as the VP of Marketing PUR Cosmetics, Tisha started Love Yourself Beauty (LYS). In this episode, Tisha tells us how good relationships played a major role in getting her business off the ground, how she went about getting into Sephora to become the first clean makeup line at Sephora and so much more. We had such a great time chatting with Tisha & look forward to you enjoying this episode!  You can keep up with LYS Beauty on IG at @lysbeautyofficial & Tisha Thompson at @glamourgurl5. Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. You can also keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:12:34
March 25, 2021
Ep 24: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Making History
We are giving flowers to some of our favorite women beauty entrepreneurs for Women's History Month! In this episode, we both share 3 of our favorite beauty entrepreneurs - how they're making their mark in history and why we admire them so much.   You can find out more about each of the women we admire below: 1) Brittney Ogike (@bmiddle_): www.beautybeez.com 2) Myleik Teele (@myleik): www.curlbox.com 3) Beverly Hinds (@hairscripts): www.hairscripts.co 4) Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturm): www.drsturm.com 5) Michelle Hu (@michelleehu): www.etoilecollective.com 6) Joycee Awosika (@joyceeawosika): www.orikigroup.com Products mentioned during Breaking it Down: Zenpy Nano Ionic Facial Steamer TaoTronics Humidifiers, 4L Cool Mist Products mentioned during Add to Cart: Snappy Curls The Established Elixa Bath & Body Serum The Established Flores All Day Cream Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
58:15
March 18, 2021
Ep 23: Face Procedures, Anti-aging & Wellness with Dr. Rahi
In this episode, Dr. Rahi, a well known aesthetics physician with 2 clinics, in LA & NYC, joins us to shed more light on minimally invasive anti-aging procedures and how she focuses on wellness from the inside out. Dr. Rahi informs us about what aesthetics actually means, the bad reputation it has and what these procedures do to your face. We also learn how much vitamin D we should really be getting, the trickiness of buying supplements, her favorite skincare products and so much more!  You all seem to be loving the new segments, so we are also back with this week's Beauty News, Beauty Tip and Beauty Moments. Products mentioned during in this episode: Biosil Vegan Capsules (collagen supplements) Thorne Supplements    Skinceuticals Silymarin CF Skinceuticals LHA Toner Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage BCN Hyaluronic Acid  PCA Rebalance Moisturizer PCA BPO 5% Cleanser PCA Pigment Bar Bolden SPF 30 Brightening Moisturizer  SuperGoop Glow Oil SPF 50 SuperGoop PLAY Everyday Lotion with Sunflower Extract Dr. Rahi recommends using these websites to research the quality of supplements: 1) https://www.consumerlab.com/ 2) https://www.nsf.org/knowledge-library/supplement-vitamin-certification  More information on Dr. Rahi including the services offered at her clinics can be found on her website: https://doctorrahi.com/about/. You can find Dr. Rahi on IG at @doctorrahimd. HerDunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. You can also keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
56:50
March 11, 2021
EP 22: Podcast, Beauty & Wellness Updates with Dunni & Taleah
Welcome to our first solo episode since October 2020! In this episode, we give you updates on our lives over the past several months including re-branding of the pod, the iHeart Radio Podcast Awards, how we are managing our overall wellness and of course, beauty products we are currently trying and loving. This episode also introduces new segments we are trying out to have a more well rounded show.  Products mentioned in this episode are listed below: REN Clean Skincare Kit Frigg Attuning Face Potion Wander by Hottotties Women's Velvet Lined Leggings Urban Ivy Coffee Table Book Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream Paula's Choice Clear Oil-Free Moisturizer Paula's Choice Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturizer Franchesca Ramsey's Productivity Chart Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:37:22
March 4, 2021
EP 21: Beauty in Literature with Skye & Amanda from the Long Story Short Podcast
In this episode, we are excited to have the hosts of the Long Story Short Podcast, Skye & Amanda chat join us to discuss their personal journeys with beauty. On the Long Story Short Podcast, Skye & Amanda discuss the books they read and how they apply the lessons to their lives. In this episode, they touch on various factors that shaped their idea of beauty such as their cultural identities as Black and Afro-Latina women, growing up in New York and how they see beauty depicted in novels and the parallels that exist to real life. We also discuss the audacity men have in expressing their "preferences", current wellness practices and skin routines.   Products Skye mentioned in the episode are listed below: CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser La Roche-Posay Effaclar Astringent Toner for Oily Skin COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream Products Amanda mentioned in the episode are listed below: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum Paula's Choice 20% Niacinamide Treatment Paula's Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier  Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Serum Krave Great Barrier Relief Youth to the People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream Other products mentioned in this episode are listed below: Frigg Attuning Face Potion Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant  Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum with Hydrating Honey + Gentle Flower Acids Clean Skin Club Clean Towels Keep up with the Long Story Short Podcast on IG at @longstoryshortpod. You can keep up with Skye & Amanda at @skye_a and @manda_mac. Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:43:37
February 25, 2021
Ep: 20 Men & Beauty with the Founders of PVO, Part 2
We're back with Part 2 of our conversation with the PVO men. This time, they actually share some of the products they use, their beauty moments, and more insight into how men & women see beauty differently. Founded by Chi, Dayo, Nas & Walu, PVO Global is a collective driven by their passion for uplifting Black culture and commitment to social impact. The mission of PVOGlobal is executed through national and international high-end, caused-based consumer experiences, custom video production, and on-going giveback initiatives. The movement inspired by PVOGlobal, #PositiveVibesOnly, is more than just a party, it's a consumer experience that harnesses the power of positive energy and uses it to effectively empower the culture. Keep up with Positive Vibes Only on IG at @pvoglobal and www.pvoglobal.com. The PVO men can be found at @chi_eo (Chi), @dayookeniyi (Dayo), @nasboogie (Nas) & @looski7 (Walu). Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
40:50
February 18, 2021
Ep 19: Men & Beauty with the founders of the PVO Podcast, Part 1
A lot of time is spent discussing beauty as it pertains to women, but where do men fit into this conversation? In this episode, the founders of The Positive Vibes Only (PVO) Podcast give us their take on referring to men as beautiful, insecurities they've experienced related to their appearance & how beauty plays a role in their romantic relationships.  Founded by Chi, Dayo, Nas & Walu, PVO Global is a collective driven by their passion for uplifting Black culture and commitment to social impact. The mission of PVOGlobal is executed through national and international high-end, caused-based consumer experiences, custom video production, and on-going giveback initiatives. The movement inspired by PVOGlobal, #PositiveVibesOnly, is more than just a party, it's a consumer experience that harnesses the power of positive energy and uses it to effectively empower the culture. This is just part 1 of a hilarious 2.5 hour conversation. Part 2 will be available next week so be sure to digest this first! Keep up with Positive Vibes Only on IG at @pvoglobal and www.pvoglobal.com. The PVO men can be found at @chi_eo (Chi), @dayookeniyi (Dayo), @nasboogie (Nas) & @looski7 (Walu). Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!  Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:35:40
February 11, 2021
Ep 18: We’re Back! Beauty & Identity with Oby Chiapa from On the Matter Podcast
Hey, Beauty Needs Me fam! We are so happy to officially be back! We are kicking things off with a podcast swap with one of our fav pods, On the Matter with Oby Chiapa. On the Matter is community that uplifts people actively working toward their greatness. In this episode, Oby lets us in on what it was like being born in America, growing up in Nigeria then moving back to the states, not feeling like she was part of the beauty community until recently and how appearance plays a role in her brand and so much more!  Keep up with Oby & the On the Matter community on IG at @onthematter.  Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!  Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:03:57
February 4, 2021
Ep 17: Fall Break - Wellness & Transitioning w/the Seasons
Welcome to Episode 17 of the pod! Wow! We are 17 consistent episodes in and couldn't be happier to be on this journey with everyone. This episode marks the beginning of our fall break (don't worry, we'll be back)! With the change in season & the shift that comes with it, we get real about how we are feeling and what we're doing to sustain our wellness - mentally, emotionally, physically & spiritually. It's also a known fact that changes in season & circumstances are often triggers for stress, depression and anxiety. We share 1) our personal experiences with these things and 2) how we try to manage through these situations.  This episode was recorded on September 27, 2020 ahead of Mental Health Awareness Day on October 10, 2020. It's always a good time to discuss mental health. If you are struggling with mental health issues, please check out the resources below: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/  https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin  Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:05:59
October 15, 2020
EP 16: Urban Skin Rx Founder, Rachel Roff, on Transparency and Building a Beauty Empire
In this episode we speak with the founder of Urban Skin Rx, Rachel Roff, about her passion as an esthetician, how it led to her starting a Medspa which segued into her product line. Rachel lets us in on her inspiration to enter the beauty industry, how Urban Skin Rx products became the go-to brand for melanin skin and the importance of being transparent in her business.  Keep up with Rachel on IG at @urbanskinfounder. Follow Urban Skin Rx on IG at @urbanskinrx. Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!  Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
42:57
October 8, 2020
EP 15: Jessica Nichols, Director of Special Events at Vogue
Jessica Nichols works at one of the most coveted places in fashion as the Special Events Director at Vogue.  In this episode, we discuss how Jessica got her serendipitous start in the fashion industry as Anna Wintour's Executive Assistant, her transition to the Director of Special Events role and what that looks like in this era where events aren't really happening. We also discuss what it felt like as a Black woman working at Vogue during the civil unrest caused by police killing unarmed Black people.  Jessica lets us in on who some of her favorite Black designers are, her views on sustainable fashion, whether or not the fashion industry is ready for it to become more accessible and much more. We also get into how Jessica takes care of her skin, hair and wellness. The products Jessica mentioned in this episode are listed below: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Augustinus Bader The Cream Augustinus Bader The Face Oil Mario Badescu Facial Spray Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Fenty Lip Gloss Pat McGrath Precision Lipliner Pat McGrath Dark Star Volumizing Mascara Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Concealer Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade Keep up with Jessica & all her dopeness on IG at @j_khol.  Dunni & Taleah can both be found on IG at @TheeDunniO & @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:23:15
September 24, 2020
Ep 14: Beauty in Media
In this solo episode, Dunni & Taleah discuss these images of beauty portrayed in the media growing up, colorism in the Black community, and the importance of representation.  Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!   Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:24:04
September 17, 2020
Ep 13: The connection between Food and Beauty/Wellness with Dr. Casey Means
Dr. Casey Means practices Functional Medicine - a mix of traditional and holistic medicine. She is the co-founder of a health company called Levels Health. Levels manufactures devices to monitor glucose levels in order to inform people of how food impacts their glucose levels. In this episode, we discuss the importance of glucose monitoring, the connection between glucose irregularities and wrinkles and steps people can take to better their health. Tune in to understand how food impacts our bodies and why we should ALL be monitoring our glucose levels! Keep up with Dr. Casey on IG at @drcaseyskitchen Levels Health at @unlocklevels.  Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!  Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:23:45
September 10, 2020
Ep 12: Nana Agyemang of EveryStylishGirl - Journalist, Fashion Editor & Entrepreneur
We are starting off Fashion Month AKA September, with Nana Agyemang! Nana is a force to be reckoned with! The Founder & CEO of EveryStylishGirl is a journalist by trade who has built her career at places like BBC, The New York Times, ELLE, Refinery29, New York Magazine and The Cut. In this episode, we discuss how Nana's view of beauty AND working in the fashion industry has changed over the years, the inspiration behind EveryStylishGirl, her personal style & favorite designers and so much more!  Products mentioned in this episode are listed below: Skincare Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser Shani Darden Retinol Reform Makeup Nars Concealer in Amande MAC Film Noir NYX Lip Gloss Keep up with Nana on IG at @nitsreallynana and EveryStylishGirl at @EveryStylishGirl Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:14:59
September 3, 2020
EP 11: Creativity & Transparency with Nexus Cook, 25th & June Founder and Facebook Content Strategist
Nexus Cook is the definition of a #GirlBoss. She is the founder & owner of nail polish line, 25th & June and has a full time job as a content strategist at Facebook. In this episode, Nexus discusses how being Black & Irish played a role in how she saw herself growing up and the evolution of coming into her own beauty. We also discuss how she started 25th & June, how she works a full time job while also running her business and of course her favorite beauty products & indulgences.  The products & services mentioned in this episode are listed below:  Skincare Herbivore Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil Vitamin E Oil Perfume Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Diptique Eau Rose Eau de Toilette Hair Tracy Ellis Ross Pattern Heavy Conditioner  Tools Compact mirror: Chanel Miroir Double Facettes Service Nail salon: Shespolished (Nairobi) in Brooklyn, NY Permanently reduce underarm sweat: Miradry Keep up with Nexus on IG at @nexonthebeach and 25th & June at @25th&June.  Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!  Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin  Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:01:45
August 27, 2020
EP:10- Beverly Naya on Skin the Documentary & Colorism
We have the great pleasure of chatting with Beverly Naya in this episode! Beverly is a British-Nigerian actress & producer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She has been in countless Nollywood films including the 2 highest grossing Nollywood films of all time, The Wedding Party & The Wedding Party 2 and stars in popular Nigerian web series, Skinny Girl in Transit.  Beverly joins us to discuss her self-produced documentary "SKIN", which focuses on colorism in Nigeria and was recently released on Netflix. We digger deeper into the documentary, get candid about Beverly's relationship with beauty growing up, the mentality behind colorism and bleaching in Nigeria, her love for her complexion and much more! Keep up with Beverly on IG at @TheBeverlyNaya and Skin the Documentary at @skinthedocumentary.  Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!  Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin  Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:18:38
August 20, 2020
Ep 9: Influencer & Founder, Teni Panosian on Authenticity, Influencer Worship & Monday Born Beauty
Teni Panosian might be one of the most down to earth mega beauty personalities out there! If you're unfamiliar with her, she's been a beauty & lifestyle influencer for over 8 years, is an actress and recently launched her "clean", cruelty-free, vegan skin care line, Monday Born Beauty. In this episode, we discuss Teni's Armenian-Persian background and its connection to how she viewed beauty growing up in the U.S., her journey into the beauty industry, the toxicity involved with influencer worship, her new skin care brand Monday Born Beauty and of course her favorite, skin, hair & makeup products, tips and routines.  The products & services mentioned in this episode are listed below: Skin Tools: Jade Roller & Gua Sha (no specific brand) Korean Spa (Los Angeles): Hugh Spa  Cleansers: Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash, Heimish All Clean Balm Essence: Monday Born Beauty Rebirth Eye Cream: Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Eye Cream SPF: Dr. Jart+ Solarbiome Zincream SPF 50 & Shisheido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion  Bangn Body Smooth Skin Scrub Bangn Body Firming Body Lotion Necessaire The Body Serum Makeup ColourPop Cosmetics Tom Ford Beauty Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel Brow Lamination Hair Fekkai Keep up with Teni on IG at @tenipanosian and Monday Born Beauty at @MondayBornBeauty. Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:13:07
August 13, 2020
Ep 8: Herman Riley | Digital Brand Marketer U.S. Dove & Dove Men+Care
Herman Riley joins Dunni & Taleah to discuss his role at Unilever, specifically on Dove & Dove Men+Care. We cover his journey into the beauty industry, the Dove initiatives he's worked on such as The Dove Self Esteem Project, The CROWN Act and Dove's commitment to Dad's through Dad's and Dadscare.com, how he uses his voice in the beauty industry and of course, his skin & hair care routines and favorite products. Products Herman mentioned in this episode are listed below: Skincare:  Soap: Dove Beauty Bar Facewash: Hollyhall Supply Co, Dove Men+ Care Face Wash Hydrate Serum: L'Oreal Hyaluronic Acid, Urban Skin Rx Super C Brightening Serum Moisturizer: Bevel Face Serum, Hollyhall Daily Repair Moisturizer Haircare: Hair sponge:  Example Shea Moisture (No specific product) Carol's Daughter (No specific product) Suggested products for hair shine: honey, apple cider vinegar, Mizani oil sheen You can keep up with Herman and all is fanciness at @hermlee. Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:18:03
August 6, 2020
Ep 7: Sunscreen: Ingredients, Myths & Products We Love (And Don't)
Despite being around for years, sunscreen seems to be having a huge moment right now. It is constantly being discussed and every beauty guru is stressing its importance as part of a daily routine.  In this episode, we discuss the differences between physical & chemical sunscreens, their ingredients, and of course - whether or not Black people need it. We also review the latest sunscreen products we've been using and let you in on what we like and don't like.   Products Taleah tried: Gossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen SuperGoop Glowscreen Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen (there are 2 shades: Medium/Dark and Light/Medium) EleVen by Venus Williams Kinship Self Reflect Sunscreen Products Dunni tried: Blackgirl Sunscreen Supergoop Unsun Sunscreen Supergoop Glow Stick Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
56:19
July 30, 2020
Ep 6: Lifestyle Influencer Honestly Kate On Her Partnership w/Amazon & Building an Authentic Brand
Meet Honestly Kate - the influencer and business woman who is curating her own future by being authentic and using her platform to stay true to who she is and what she values. In just 3 years of starting her business, Kate has grown an instagram following of more than 270,000 followers, worked with numerous beauty brands, is an On-Air Style host for Amazon and is getting ready to launch her line of activewear with PhatBuddha. In this episode, we get insight into how Kate views beauty, what made her decide to use her platform to address systemic racism & her faith, and of course her favorite skincare, hair care & makeup products. All the products Kate mentioned during the interview are listed below:  Skincare Products: Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel First Aid Beauty Pure Face Cleanser Tracie Martyn Purity™ Toner True Botanicals Pre Cleanse Oil DHC Cleansing Oil Wilding Empress Stone (Gua Sha) Tula Skincare Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel First Aid Beauty Mineral Sunscreen First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer Supergoop Resetting Mist Vinter’s Daughter Active Treatment Essence Vinter’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Serum Caudalie Beauty Elixir   Makeup: Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara Ebenezer Eyelash Extension Cover FX Pressed Mineral Powder Cover FX Power Play Foundation Cover FX Glossy Drops NARS Laguna Beach Bronzer Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer  Hair: Act + Acre Cold Processed Hair Cleanse Act + Acre Cold Processed Moisture Balancing Conditioner Drunk Elephant Cocomino™ Glossing Shampoo Drunk Elephant Cocomino™ Marula Cream Conditioner ConAir 1875 Styler Sarah Patempo BeachWaver KISS Rouge Cordless Flatiron  Fashion: HKxPB  Keep up with Kate on IG at @HonestlyKate.  Keep in touch with Dunni at @TheeDunniO, Taleah at @TaleahGriffin & Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com!  Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin  Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:28:32
July 23, 2020
Ep 5: Nubian Skin Founder, Ade Hassan, on Fashion, Beauty, Working with Beyonce & Supporting Black Lives Matter
In this episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with the founder of Nubian Skin, Ade Hassan. Ade shares her inspiration behind creating Nubian Skin, a lingerie line specializing in creating nude underwear & hosiery for women (and men) of color, how she almost passed on the opportunity to provide Beyonce & her dancers with lingerie during the 2016 Formation Tour, Black Lives Matter and the hair, skin & beauty products she swears by. The products Ade mentioned during the interview are listed below: Skin: Mamasia Baobab Oil Hair: Mamasia Hair Food Hair: Big Hair + Beauty: Clean SLS Free Shampoo, Soft Co-Wash Conditioner, Deep Conditioning Clay Mask, Milk Leave-In conditioner Brows: Beauty Edit Mayfair Mascara: Lancome Monsieur Big Foundation: Pat McGrath Labs Keep up with Ade on IG at @ItsAdeHassan & NubianSkin at @NubianSkin. Keep in touch with Dunni at @TheeDunniO, Taleah at @TaleahGriffin & Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
01:02:53
July 16, 2020
Ep 4: Quarantine: Skincare, Haircare & Makeup Products We Tried & Loved
In this episode, we discuss all the beauty & wellness products we purchased since March, and the beauty services we normally get done that we had to do ourselves. Products mentioned during this episode are listed below: Wellness: Now Oregano oil pills, Elderberry syrup, Health Priority Vitamin E, Healths Harmony Adrenal Health, This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, Trader Joe’s Melatonin, Golde Superfood Latte Sampler, Shine App, Calm App. Body products: R&R Shea butter oil, black soap & body scrub, Bioderma Atoderm Shower oil, Bliss Poetic Waxing, Stacked Skincare Dermaplaning Exfoliation Tool, Loli Date Nut Brulee, SpicedSugah Oil/Body/Glow. Facial products:  Origins Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Treatment Lotion, Grown Alchemist Hydra-restore Cream Cleanser, Ren Glow Tonic, Dr Barbara Sturm Face Mask, Dr Barbara Sturm Glow drops, Zenpy Nano Iconic Facial Steamer, Youth To The People Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream, Youth To The People Hydrate & Firm Eye Cream, Inua Organic Moringa Vitamin C Serum, Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum, Timeless HA Spray, Jenny Patinkin Pure luxury organic bamboo reusable cosmetic rounds. Nighttime specific: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, One Love Organics Skin Savior Multi-Tasking Wonder Balm Hair care: Amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask, Innersense Hydrating cream hair bath & Innersense hydrating cream conditioner, Briogeo Scalp Revival Shampoo.  Makeup: The LipBar 5:00 Vogue Fast face, 25th & June Nail Elixir, Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation, Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint, IT Brow Powder Pomade, Tarte Eyelash curler, The LipBar Boss Lady. Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
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July 9, 2020
Ep 3: Meet the Host of Beauty Needs Me: Dunni & Taleah
In our first solo episode, we discuss some of the latest in beauty news and how the Beauty Needs Me podcast came to fruition. We also give insight into who we are, our personal journeys with beauty and how we got into the industry. We hope you enjoy getting to know a bit more about us! Keep up with Dunni on IG at @TheeDunniO and Taleah at @TaleahGriffin. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
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July 2, 2020
Ep 2: Beauty, Faith & Fatherhood w/Sam Desalu, Founder of DeSalu Naturals
Founder of a skincare line? Check! Celebrity Style Consultant? Check! Restauranteur? Check! International Tour Manager for an Afrobeats artist? Check! Mission Trips to Africa? Check! Devoted Father? Check! Sam Desalu is the definition of a renaissance man! In this episode we chat with him about how he began his career in the wardrobe department at BET and his love for Africa. He tells us all about touring the world with popular Afrobeats Artist, Runtown, the inspiration behind him starting Desalu Naturals, a shea butter skincare line, and its mission to help women’s menstruation in Africa. And of course he dished about his skin and hair care regimen. Sam also spoke to us about uprooting his life in Africa for his newborn daughter, Zion, and how the past few months have allowed him to grow deeper in his faith and walk with Christ. Learn more about what Sam mentioned during this episode below: Afripads.com Afrikafifty6.org DesaluNaturals.com Sponge Hair brush (not sponsored or endorsed by Beauty Needs Me): https://www.amazon.com/men-hair-sponge/s?k=men+hair+sponge Black Soap: https://www.byrdie.com/african-black-soap-2442627 Calamine lotion (not sponsored or endorsed by Beauty Needs Me): https://www.healthline.com/health/calamine-lotion-for-acne Keep up with Sam on IG at @SamDesalu and DeSalu Naturals at @DesaluNaturals. Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu and Taleah Griffin Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
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June 25, 2020
Ep 1: A Juneteenth Chat about Beauty, Hair & Authenticity ft. Angela C. Styles
Welcome to the very first episode of Beauty Needs Me! We are so excited to either introduce or re-introduce you to the amazing Angela Christine a.k.a Angela C. Styles! Angela is an Emmy award winning hairstylist, author and entrepreneur who personifies #blackgirlmagic. On this episode Angela takes us through her journey with hair as a child, how she started doing hair professionally, her time on WE Tv’s LA Hair, authoring a children’s book titled “Hair” chronicling Keely’s journey to loving her natural hair to most recently winning an Emmy for her work with EVE on CBS’ The Talk. We also learn the inspiration behind her hair line, Conscious Curls Hair. Angela Styles gives us insight into how she’s been navigating her business during this modern-day revolution and whether or not she’s had to switch anything up in light of brands being asked to #pulluporshutup. And you’ll finally get the answer to “How long is too long to rock those box braids?” Keep up with Angela on IG at @AngelaCStyles and Keep in touch with Beauty Needs Me at @beautyneedsme or email us at beautyneedsme@gmail.com! Hosts: Dunni Odumosu (@theedunnio) and Taleah Griffin (@taleahgriffin) Produced by: Le’Ru Productions
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June 19, 2020
Beauty Needs Me: Trailer
Welcome to the Beauty Needs Me Podcast! The first episode airs June 19th.
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June 16, 2020