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Breaking Beauty Podcast

May 15, 2019

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To kick off the episode, we share some recent conversations we’ve had with some amazing women. We appeared on Clean Beauty Insiders podcast, based in the UK where we chat about entrepreneurship and our favourite behind-the-scenes moments with founders. Plus, we got local love from fellow Torontonian podcaster Siffat Haider on the Dream Bigger Podcast - where we dish *tons* of product faves.

Speaking of shopping, Carlene couldn’t leave Japan without a beauty haul so in today’s episode, we have your ultimate guide to J-Beauty shopping, aka Japanese Beauty!! What is J-Beauty, you ask? While K-Beauty trends may get all of the sexy headlines, the truth is that beauty insiders have long known that the most high-quality, smartly designed and effective products are born and bred in Japan (think backstage at fashion week with artists putting Shu Uemura lash curlers on the map).  So what really sets J-Beauty products apart? Carlene links up with her new beauty pal and Tokyo native Shiho Kobayashi to find out just that, and Shiho takes her on a field trip to Don Quijote where Carlene fills her cart with weird and wonderful essentials.

Check out our our Amazon Storefront to snag them for yourself (and please note those are affiliate links). Stay tuned to the very end of the episode to hear Jill and Carlene reviews - is it a J-Beauty must or J-Beauty bust?


*Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all products reviewed are gratis media samples submitted for editorial consideration.*


Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

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