Mar 26, 2021
Peloton’s Cody Rigsby: The Seinfeld of Cycling
Nick rides solo in an interview with quarantine’s favorite fitness instructor, Peloton’s Cody Rigsby. They talk Cody fan TikTok accounts, teaching in relative obscurity before he started getting 25,000 cyclists tuning into his "#FreeBritney" and "Xoxo, Cody" rides, what goes on behind the scenes of a Peloton production, and how he keeps up appearances, inside and out. Plus! Top stories and products of the week!
1 hr 7 min
Mar 12, 2021
Instagram Makeup With Katie Jane Hughes
This week, Annie talks with Instagram’s favorite makeup artist, Katie Jane Hughes. Annie and the Brooklyn-based Hughes reminisce about working together over the years, their holy grail products, plus we get the scoop on Katie’s own brand launch... And of course we have the week's biggest beauty news and a very special Product of the Week from our own Alisha Bansal (@alisha.b1).
1 hr 5 mins
Mar 5, 2021
An Eyewitness Baby, Becca Cosmetics’ Demise, The Rise & Fall & Rise of Deciem & More!
Annie and Nick are back this week, discussing the abrupt closure of Becca Cosmetics, an attempted Latin-inspired rebrand of KVD Beauty (post-Kat Von D), and Estée Lauder’s big-deal acquisition of Deciem, the parent company of TikTok famous clinical brand The Ordinary. Plus, Nick talks about being a daddy (zaddy?) and we have a Creme de la Mer dupe thanks to a reader-submitted Product of the Week!
Feb 12, 2021
Paula's Choice With Paula (Begoun), Herself
Annie and Nick talk with beauty pioneer and industry rabble-rouser Paula Begoun, the founder of the cult skincare brand Paula's Choice and the product review database Beautypedia. They discuss Begoun's decision to launch a skincare brand on the internet in 1995; her ingredient research process; and why no one should pay more than $100 dollars for anything they put on their face (injectables are another story...). Plus, Annie and Nick make Begoun play a few rounds of their favorite either-or-game, Paula's Choice.
1 hr 13 mins
Feb 5, 2021
Allure's Michelle Lee on Redefining The 'Magazine' & The Future of Beauty
Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee joins Annie and Nick to talk shop: too many brands, the future of beauty tech, and how she gave everyone at the Conde Nast title a new role when she started in 2015. But first, QAnon vs. Sephora, and Ulta curves the 15 Percent Pledge.
1 hr 15 min
Jan 22, 2021
Jenna Lyons Talks 'Life After Death,' Making Reality TV, and Getting Scrappy
Annie and Nick talk with fashion icon turned beauty entrepreneur (and newly minted TV star) Jenna Lyons. The former president and creative director of J. Crew (she invented an entire 2000s aesthetic) speaks candidly about disentangling her identity from the preppy retailer she spent 27 years working for, her new false-eyelash venture, and the harsh reality of building a business from the ground, up (all on a HBO docuseries). Plus, Annie and Nick dig into the inauguration glam, Kylie Jenner's confusingly low shower water pressure, and more. Plus, the first reader-submitted product of the week!
1 hr 10 mins