Beauty Needs Me
Beauty Needs Me
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!
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Oct 15
1 hr 6 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Oct 8
43 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Sep 24
1 hr 23 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Sep 17
1 hr 24 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Sep 10
1 hr 24 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Sep 3
1 hr 15 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Aug 27
1 hr 2 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Aug 20
1 hr 19 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Aug 13
1 hr 13 min
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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beautyneedsme/message
Aug 6
1 hr 18 min
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