The 20 Weirdest Celeb Beauty Secrets
When it comes to our beauty routines, we’ve tried everything. And we do mean everything — from a Clarisonic for your lips to a blush made out of beets. For better or worse, many of these trials have come from the celebs we Google for beauty and style inspo. Well, steal from the best, we always say. While some of these tips may seem a little strange, we can’t argue with the results. We may not quite be up to investing in no. 7 yet, but nos. 5 and 8 are definitely worth a try…
1. Wash Your Face With Apple Cider Vinegar: Scarlett Johansson’s go-to face wash is actually a pretty logical all-natural option. It works like a toner for the oily and breakout-prone, and it restores your skins’s pH balance for a glowing complexion. (via HuffPo, photo via Booms Beat)
2. Curl Your Eyelashes With a Spoon: In our rush to get to that weekend away, we’ve definitely been guilty of forgetting a few essentials. Luckily, Miranda Kerr has taught us that in a pinch, a spoon can serve as a makeshift eyelash curler. (via HuffPo, photo via Miranda Kerr)
3. Mix Eye Cream into Your Coverup: As the reigning queen of summer style, LC knows we’re all about going lighter when it comes to our beauty regiment as the weather warms. She mixes some eye cream into her coverup for sheerer coverage + extra moisture — genius! (via Lauren Conrad, photo via Style Noted)
4. Mix Foundation into Your Body Lotion: On the converse, some occasions call for a little more coverage. Big events or a lot of photos mean a need to banish unsightly bruises or scrapes. Christina Hendricks swears by this trick. (via Marie Claire, photo via Mad Men Wiki)
5. Whip Up an Avocado Hair Mask: We’ve envied Denise Richards gorgeous tresses for longer than we’d care to remember. Turns out her secret was in our fridge all along. (via Be Youthful, photo via Just Jared)
7. Splurge on a Bee Venom Facial: We love that Duchess Kate aims for fashions us commoners can afford, but obvi her big day called for something special. And that something special was bee venom. We’re jotting that down in case we ever marry a prince. (via Daily Mail)
10. Brace Yourself With an Ice Facial: Even Kate Hudson has those mornings when she looks tired and a bit blah. Her solution? Dunking her face in ice water. It might take some courage, but it helps restore blood circulation for rosy cheeks. (via Glo, photo via Harper’s Bazaar)
11. Mist Your Face With Milk: This age-defying goddess’s beauty secret is another one hiding in the fridge. Cindy Crawford mists her face with milk throughout the day for hydration and a boost of lactic acid. (via Total Beauty Secrets, photo via Wealth + Glamour)
13. Brush Your Hair With a Loofah: Well, we’ve used a brush on our bodies, so a loofah on our hair isn’t too far of a stretch. If Gwyneth swears it fights frizz, we believe her. (via Her, photo via E! Online)
15. Take a Placenta Pill as a Part of Your Post-Natal Regimen: Admittedly, this might not be for everyone, but it worked for Betty Draper. Benefits include aiding in postpartum depression and breast milk production and helping replenishing nutrients lost during the pregnancy. (via HuffPo, image via E! Online)
16. Try Oil Pulling: Shailene Woodley is one of our fave all-natural goddesses. She practices the ancient Ayurvedic technique of oil pulling, which both cleans your teeth and detoxifies you. (via Today, image via Bust)
18. Remove Your Makeup With Vaseline: We hate that most commercial skin care products are too harsh for sensitive skin. Rach uses vaseline, which removes makeup without drying your delicate eyes. (via Life Tricks, photo via PopSugar)
19. Put Neosporin + Visine on a Pimple: We get the purpose of antibiotic Neosporin on a popped pimple, but Cameron insists its the combo that really does the trick. (via Life Tricks, photo via camerondiaz)
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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