Posts Tagged ‘Daily Mail’


Friday, May 5th, 2017

Artwork courtesy of Daily Mail UK.

Aside from her beauty, Chrissy Teigen is known for her self-deprecating sense of humor and incredible candor.  According to the publication, Birdie, the model and wife of John Legend, recently spoke with several beauty editors during a launch party for her new Becca Cosmetics makeup palette.  When complimented on her beautiful cheeks, she responded, “Everything about me is fake except my cheeks.” Then the multi-hyphenate proceeded to point at her forehead, nose, lips, and teeth, saying “Fake, fake, fake.”  Later, when asked about the oddest beauty procedure she had ever experienced, Teigen revealed that nearly nine years ago she had undergone liposuction to remove fat from under her arms.  “I had my armpit sucked out … It added two inches of length to my arms,” she confessed.  While Teigen, 31, clearly is not shy about talking about her enhancements (unlike most Hollywood beauties) she also expresses no regret, “[That fat] is coming back though, so I might need to go in and pay for it again.”

Thank you, Chrissy, for sharing!  This makes you even more beautiful — inside and out!


Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Putting aside heavy cardio training, certain fitness facilities are advocating a new kind of workout:  the “doing nothing” workout.  Classes, with names such as “Hammock Stretching,” “Candlelit Calm,” and, “Breathe Yourself Fit” are appearing everywhere.  According to fitness experts, as we age the mind-body connection becomes even more essential; flexibility and mental agility have become the gold standards in health.  “There has been a shift in focus, people are realizing the importance of a holistic and balanced approach to fitness,” shares Michelle Morrey, group fitness manager at London’s Equinox, with the Daily Mail UK, “And I’ve seen far more interest in regenerative classes.”

Equinox Fitness Clubs offer an Rx Series featuring ball therapy (similar to Yamuna Body Rolling).  “Don’t expect to achieve results without proper R&R,” it advertises.  Designed by Jill Miller, creator of The Yoga Tune Up and The Roll Model, classes explore massage, mobilization, and maximizing performance, using a combination of self-myofascial massage, range-of-motion stretches and breath strategy.

The Breathing Class, led by Dr. Belisa Varnish (author of Breathe) addresses both physical and psychological problems related to oxygenation that is out of balance.  Her classes teach people to breathe in an “anatomically congruous way that maximizes balanced inhales and exhales.”  According to the good doctor, most people breathe in brief, shallow breaths from their necks and shoulders.  “Not only does this not use the back, bottom, and sides of the lungs,” she explains, “but shallow breaths also trigger the release of stress hormones like cortisol.”

Los Angeles’s trendy Studio K Training offers classes in Antigravity Restorative Yoga.  According to the facility, led by Master K Trainer, Jennifer Green, “This powerful method focuses the mind through powerful visualizations as it floats the body through a series of gentle gyro-kinetic motions, deeply opening the entire spine, hips, and connective tissues of the body.”  The technique features full body inversions, alongside various forms of flowing spinal traction and “is loved by all as a portal into deeper spinal flexibility, and mind/body connection.”


Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Celebrity makeup artist, Kate Best, knows that most of us can’t afford to fly first class, like her many A-list clients.  Nevertheless, even Hollywood stars, like Jennifer Lopez, need some help to look their best when deplaning from a long haul.  Speaking with Daily Mail Travel, Best shares some of her favorite travel tricks:

  1.  Tie It Up — “The best way to avoid getting off the plane with your hair looking like a bird’s nest is to tie it up in a ballet-bun on top of your head when you board,” Best shares.  “It won’t pick up any grease from your face and keeps it under control so you can just shake it out upon landing.”
  2. Take It Off — Cosmetics such a eyeliner and mascara will not survive a long plane ride.  Best’s advice is to carry a package of mild, pre-moistened, cleansing wipes and remove all makeup immediately after take-off.
  3. Masquerade  — After removing all traces of makeup, Best apples a SKII Facial Hydrating Mask (a favorite of Chrissy Teigen‘s, above).  “Expensive, and you’ll look like Hannibal Lector, but worth it,” Best emphasizes.  However, while she acknowledges that there are more affordable alternatives, the key is to retain maximum hydration.  (more…)