My co-worker, Derek, is super techno-savvy. In fact, he's just an all around wealth of knowledge! I can usually ask him anything about anything (especially technology) and he can give me an answer or tell me where I can find the answer.
A couple of years ago, Derek posted on his blog that his wife and her friend started a podcast called Lipgloss and Laptops, "a blog and podcast about beauty culture, beauty products and the cosmetic industry.
At that time, I had my first generation iPod Shuffle (that Navarik gave us in December 2004) and I was using it occasionally to listen to music. I thought, "what are podcasts for and why would I download them?". Also, I didn't really think a podcast about cosmetics and the beauty industry would appeal to me. Those of you that know me know I am a woman of little cosmetics.
Last October, when Brian gave me an iPod Classic, I suddenly had 160 GB of space and decided I needed to do more with my iPod! I finally decided it was time to see what podcasting was all about. And Lipgloss and Laptops was a good place to start!
Firstly, podcasts are great! It's like a radio talk show, but better. You don't have to listen to them at any specific time. I download podcasts from my laptop to my iPod and I listen to them in the car or on the Skytrain. I find it much more stimulating than just listening to music.
Secondly, I am really enjoying Lipgloss and Laptops! Like I said, I'm not much into cosmetics, but the podcast is more than just cosmetic reviews. The hosts, Kerry Anne and Airdrie (Derek's wife), are just 2 girlfriends having conversations mostly about cosmetics, but they touch into movies, current events, health and many other topics. It's like having a conversation with your girlfriends (but they do all the talking! hahaha...).
Also, the podcast gives me an idea of what kinds of products are out there. I occasionally think to myself, "I'm going to try that stuff out!". Now, I haven't gone out and tried anything they've recommended yet (finances are still too tight for that kind of splurging). But I know the next time I decide to change one of my current beauty products, I will try one of their recommendations.
Kerry Anne and Airdrie just celebrated their 100th podcast of Lipgloss and Laptops. It's quite a milestone! Congratulations, ladies - I love listening to you guys!
Many thanks for your nice words. And thanks for recommending Jennifer to me. So far, so good.
Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm still suprised sometimes that actually listen to us. And enjoy it!
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