About Birthday Skin
Charlie and Amy, are on a mission to make skincare less confusing and mundane. Although they aren't Dermatologists, the girls do the research to bust myths and give you honest advice on your journey to glowy skin. Embrace, Empower, Encourage.
It's the time of year that we all in the advent calendar danger-zone (ESPECIALLY AMY WALL) so this week we take a look at some of the high-end boxes and debate whether they're worth the £7k loan you need for them. And if you're fighting off some gargantuan spots - take a listen to this episode to get our verdict on spot patches and whether they work.... Oh, and yes, Ames' boyfriend is a boxer now apparently, so watch out. @birthday.skin to come say hi xxx
WARNING NON-SMOKERS: This episode is still for you. WARNING SMOKERS: put the cigs down your skin doesn't like it (and neither does anyone elses). Okay now that's out the way, catch up with Charles and Ames to see what they've been up to since July's episode providing plenty of skincare product recommendations as well as them going rogue with books and TV. If you wanna skip the fun chat and only learn about smoking, head to 22:04... and if not, in the words of Amy Wall "it's all about Jennifer Coolidge and cigs" - enjoy. Come say hi @birthday.skin and send in any skincare questions! P.S. Sorry about Amy's annoying buzzy microphone, we're fixing it. LINKS: Charlie's WHOOP band - you'll get a free WHOOP 4.0 and one month free when you join using this link: https://join.whoop.com/1CAE8A
Don't worry gang, we're here to warn you about the villains of skincare that walk amongst us... We're talking about the ingredients to avoid, what makes them so nasty and how to make sure you're only buying the nice, friendly ingredients that would never stand you up or talk about you behind your back. If you want to skip to the skincare chat go to 13:30, or don't and enjoy riveting chat about meal deals and @stratfordgerald – cheers It's @birthday.skin on Insta if you wanna say hi!
CBD, it's literally everywhere and seems to of been around for a lifetime, but in the skincare world, what actually is it? how does it work? are cbd and hemp the same thing? so many bloody questions that Charles and Ames look into in this ep. Also, let's talk about celeb beauty/skincare brands, with the market being so saturated is there really room for more and are they worth buying into? It's @birthday.skin on Insta if you wanna say hi!
In the words of Ronald Weasley - EAT SLUGS! (Or snails if you're rummaging through Ames' skincare). Well slugging seems to have stuck around for a while and all the questions ran through our minds.....What is it? Why would you slug? Is it good for your skin? What are the problems? Is it just an annoying Tiktok trend? The answers? They all lie in this ep so join Charles and Ames in delving into the world of slugging... It's @birthday.skin on Insta if you wanna say hi!
Ok, we finally did it - SCALP AND HAIR CARE! It's been a long time coming but we're finally here (and on time) - from shampoos to deep conditioners, washing techniques and ....snails, there is almost no stone unturned. In case you've been swayed by Ames' thrilling review of the snail trail... you can purchase here. Also for 20% off Function of Beauty you can use Charles' affiliate link here.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! We bring you news, new promises and wonderful reviews of Glossier, Chantecaille Just Skin and Rose Inc Tinted Serum. Catch up on life updates, what we’ve been up to, how Ames is being mugged off left right and centre and how Charles cured her acne brought on by testers and products that did not like her skin.... Please do get in touch and let us know what team you're on - wet dog or no-wet dog... @birthday.skin
It's nearly Christmas and so of course, here is your (mostly skincare) gifting guide!!! Whether you're spending £5 in secret Santa or treating your boujee friends and family with a £50+ gift, Charles and Ames have got you covered. Of course, all the usual fun stuff included, starting with a quickie on whether you should opt for 1 expensive gift or lots of little ones.... Come say hi @birthday.skin and leave us a lil review if you haven't already! See you in 2022!
Just because it's miserable outside doesn't mean your skin needs to be too!!! If you've just about battled Maskne and now you're faced with skin struggling to keep up with the seasons, this is the ep for you. Ames and Charles explain exactly what the skin barrier is as well as how you can keep it happy while the weather turns frosty and the nights draw in. Don't forget to give us a wave on Instagram @birthday.skin.
IT'S FINALLY HAPPENED, BIRTHDAY SKIN HAS RETURNED! (We told you we weren't lying) It's been a long time coming but we're back after c*vid, l*ckdown and every other major (or minor) inconvenience to be honest.... To get back in the swing of things, this one's a hitlist and oh baby, there's plenty on it so open your notes, get a brew and also get the goss on our latest updates for how we're operating things around here going forward. Thank you for being so patient, you're all angels and your loyalty hasn't gone unnoticed! Make sure to give us a follow @birthday.skin on Instagram and leave a review if you're listening on Apple Pods. LOVE YOU ALL - here's a few links: Good Candle (@good_candles - not an ad)
In this episode we talk to the CEO of Plenaire, Namrata Kamdar, to learn about her skincare brand in our new mini-series DISCOVERY. @plenaire In this mini-series, we expose you to some of the best new, upcoming and under the radar brands that you need to know about! @birthday.skin
We're sure you've heard of it but do you know why it needs to be in your routine and what it helps with? This week we got a bit giddy and we almost re-recorded however, in the current climate (time of release) we need something that will put a smile on your face. Enjoy! @birthday.skin
It's the first Hitlist of 2020! In these episodes, Charlie and Ames go through the skincare products and brands that they have recently been loving (gifted and ungifted!) as well as a quick chat of cultural bits and bobs that they've been enjoying from Netflix to Insta accounts. @birthday.skin
This week, Charlie and Amy run through why we should be paying attention to our skin's pH levels! As usual, there are stupid stories that are pointless and ridiculous but hopefully put a smile on your face. Make sure you're following the plonkers on insta @birthday.skin
Guys! It's the last episode of the year, we are so sorry for our 2 week and 1 day sick leave - we are back for the last time in the 2010's and we are bringing you all of our Christmas gift guide recommendations. We have to say a humongous thank you to YOU, our amazing listeners for all of your support throughout the year and of course a massive thank you to our sponsors. We can't wait to be back again trying to educate you in the new year so for now, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we hope it's a happy and healthy one for you all. See you next year! Lots of love, always. Charlie and Ames xxx
With BEAUTY BAY. In this episode Charlie and Amy sit down with Grace Day, Beauty Editor at BEAUTY BAY, to run through all the common questions we get sent in about The Ordinary. Part Two focuses on Retinols, Acne products, vitamin C & more! @birthday.skin @thatgracegirl @beautybaycom
With BEAUTY BAY. In this episode Charlie and Ames sit down with Grace Day, Beauty Editor at BEAUTY BAY to run through all the common questions we get sent in about The Ordinary. Part One focuses on what can and can't be used together, % of acids, **WHY it's so darn cheap** and plenty more! @birthday.skin @thatgracegirl @beautybaycom
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