Naked Beauty

Naked Beauty

Unfiltered talk about beauty trends, selfcare journeys, skincare, wellness tips and the products we love, hosted by Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli, with the women I admire.

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June 21, 2021 18 min

At only 14 years old, Kheris Rogers is determined to change the way that young people think about their own beauty. After experiencing racism and colorism by the time she was 11, Kheris began her journey towards self-love, and ultimately started her own clothing line, Flexin’ In My Complexion. Today, Kheris might just be the coolest teenager on the internet and we all have something to learn from her. From mental health, to buildin...

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When it comes to beauty, Denise Vasi has done it all. After signing with Ford modelling agency as a pre-teen and becoming an actress on All My Children in her twenties, Denise ultimately founded her own wellness brand Maed, which aims to help all women find an accessible and enjoyable wellness routine. Tune in for her experiences with multi-cultural beauty, learning to embrace her curves, and navigating self-care as a mom of two. E...

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Let’s be real, establishing a serene and luxurious shower routine isn’t as easy as it looks. Whether you’re living in a tiny apartment, are on a budget, or just can’t seem to find the time to relax, there’s always something in the way of a truly wonderful shower experience. So for this episode, I turned to the experts! Tune in for unforgettable tips from hanahana beauty’s Abena Boamah, Wildling Beauty’s Britta Plug, Dieux Skin’s Ch...

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Before the word “influencer” even entered our vocabulary, Rocky Barnes was on Instagram, slowly but surely building a community and showing off her incredible sense of style. After entering the modeling industry in college and being told that she was “too fit” and a little “too brown,” Rocky decided to set her own path. Today, as a new mom and visionary for unisex clothing brand The Brightside, she is KILLING IT. Tune in for an inc...

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This episode is all about answering the fantastic beauty questions that you, Naked Beauty Planet, have sent my way! Tune in for my thoughts on treating chronically dry skin, finding the perfect wedding day makeup, and exploring laser hair removal for dark complexions. Enjoy!

Link to Products/Resources Mentioned: Topicals Faded, hanahana beauty Exfoliating Bar and Shea Butter, First Aid Beauty KP Body Scrub, Paula’s Choice Weightless...

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After more than a year of quarantine in sweatpants and no makeup, our Hot Girl Summer is clearly overdue. But where exactly to begin? Thankfully, Instyle’s Senior Beauty Editor Kayla Greaves, Women’s Health Beauty Director Kristina Rodulfo, and Teen Vogue’s Fashion and Beauty Director Tahirah Hairston are here to help. Tune in for a breadth of beauty products and advice as we begin to safely emerge back into the world. Enjoy!

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This week I talked with entrepreneur, creator, and fellow podcaster Pia Baroncini about her relationship to pregnancy, beauty, privilege, and so much more. Pia’s refreshing sense of honesty and vulnerability when it comes to her fertility struggles, learning to love her body unconditionally, finding balance in her career and marriage, and checking her own privilege as a white woman in fashion is one that you aren’t going to want to...

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Tune in for this minisode with Kosas’s Sheena Yaitanes discussing the story behind her brand’s Chemistry Serum Deodorant, which might just be the only natural deodorant that I can stick to!

Link to Products/Resources Mentioned: Schmidt’s Rose + Black Pepper, milk+honey, Each & Every, Native, megababe Rosy Pits, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist

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This week, in honor of Mother’s Day, I decided to bring my mother and grandmother back to Naked Beauty! Over this past year, as our roles have shifted to mom, grandma and great-grandma, so have our takes on beauty, style, and wellness. Tune in for an intimate and hilarious interview with my mom and grandma on how they fell in love with fashion, learned to grow into their confidence, and ultimately, learned to feel beautiful across ...

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Charlotte Palermino, CEO of Dieux Skin and self-proclaimed skincare fairy godmother, is here to make you rethink ALL of the beauty rules that we have subscribed to (oftentimes, without question). After jumping on board the clean beauty train in the mid-2000s only to find her skin more irritable than ever, Charlotte realized just how tricky beauty marketing could be. Today as a beauty founder, licensed aesthetician, and “reformed cl...

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As a holistic esthetician and co-founder of Wildling Beauty, Britta Plug is here to help us all have a stronger understanding of the relationship between our skin, our physical health, and our mental wellbeing. After learning about wellness treatments at a young age and navigating through her own health issues, Britta found her way to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and fell in love.Tune in for a rich conversation on the history...

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“People need to reassess what a “dream job” is...what you [really] have to know is what you want.” - Jerri DeVard AKA my Mom

In addition to being a fabulous mother and grandmother, my mom just so happens to have decades of experience at Fortune 100 companies as a senior marketing executive. And so for this episode, we sat down to discuss her career journey in corporate America (including her job at Revlon!), advocating for yourself ...

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Before Sheena Yaitanes decided to pursue her dream and establish her own beauty company, the world of clean makeup was well...lacking. Color schemes were dull and payoff was very weak. That is, until Kosas came on the scene. With bright pigments and gorgeous ingredient lists full of clean, active ingredients, these products have become absolute staples in my makeup bag. Tune in for a fabulous interview with Sheena in which we discu...

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“I have a story. It’s hard, it’s gnarly but what I’m doing with it - that’s the work.”- Sophia Roe

This week, I’m bringing back one of my favorite episodes with chef and storyteller Sophia Roe! Sophia’s wisdom, humor and excitement for life are all so refreshing and a joy to witness. Her experience growing up with a mother who suffered from substance abuse, learning to love and embrace her brown skin, and ultimately becoming a chef ...

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If you have yet to uncover the genius that is Olamide Olowe, you are in for a ride. As the co-founder of fast-growing Gen-Z beauty brand Topicals, Olamide and her co-founder Claudia Teng have tapped into their science backgrounds and personal experience with chronic skin conditions, all to create a brand that makes hyperpigmentation and eczema kind of fun...and, dare I say...hot? Tune in for an incredible discussion on Gen-Z beauty...

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“This country insists that our racial identity is beside the point, that it has nothing to do with being bullied, or passed over for promotion, or cut off every time we talk... It’s like being ghosted, I suppose, where, deprived of all social cues, I have no relational gauge for my own behavior. I ransack my mind for what I could have done, could have said...” - Cathy Park Hong in Minor Feelings

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Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Sullivan, co-hosts of the award-winning podcast Fat Mascara, are here to remind us that beauty doesn’t always need to be taken so seriously. Sitting down with these two hilarious beauty editors to discuss our thoughts on being transparent about cosmetic surgery, interviewing celebrities in the beauty space, and 2021 beauty trends made for a truly fantastic episode that will definitely make you chuckle. S...

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March 8, 2021 21 min

We have been living through this global pandemic for a year now, and I don’t know about you, but figuring out how to feel cute at home has definitely been a challenge. So of course, I had to turn to my fabulous Naked Beauty guests for advice. From Tamu McPherson’s ideas for lowkey elegant looks to Darian Symone’s tips on cozy fragrances, there’s something to help everyone hit the reset button this spring. Sit back, tune in, and enj...

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This week’s episode with my dear friend Amelia Glum could not have come at a more important time. As many of us navigate stress and mental health challenges throughout this pandemic, Amelia’s personal testimony of overcoming codependency, leaving a relationship that no longer served her, prioritizing spirit over ego, and embracing one’s inner child is SO IMPORTANT. It is a reminder to us all just how much strength it takes to be vu...

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This episode with fashion editor and influencer Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds is one that I have been looking forward to for a very long time! If Tamu’s bright clothing and short afro haven’t already graced your Instagram feeds, then you are definitely missing out. After growing up with a relentless love for fashion, Tamu spent years rising through the ranks of Milan’s fashion scene and now runs her own digital publication...

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