Jessica Alba’s is one famous personality whose celebrity beauty secrets are among the most sought after these days. This stunning actress has a figure to die for and matches it with loads of attitude. One of the famous and distinguishing features of Jessica Alba is her ability to stand out from the crowd. Take for example the number of tattoos that she has on different parts of her body. The tattoos have been chosen carefully and not of the run of the mill variety.
She has one Sanskrit symbol ‘padma’ tattooed on her wrist. This symbol actually denotes the lotus flower. In Hinduism, the lotus flower is considered the symbol of the highest spiritual development. The lotus flower according to the Hindu religion is the symbol of purity for although the plant has its roots in muddy lakes or ponds; it still manages to rise above it and flower. Jessica Alba is known to be particularly inclined towards most things spiritual and this would perhaps explain her fondness for the particular symbol tattooed on her wrist.
One of the biggest turn offs about being a celebrity lies in being chased by the tabloids all the time. They are forever on the lookout for juicy copies to sell their ware. Celebrity tattoos have in recent times become a constant source of news to the paparazzi. Almost every celebrity worth his or her name is not averse to flaunting the latest tattoos. Jessica Alba is among the most sought after names when it comes to celebrity tattoos.
Jessica Alba, apart from the tattoo on her wrist has one on the back of her neck. The tattoo which is actually a design of a daisy along with a ladybug is has caught the attention of people wherever she goes. In fact it is so popular that her neck has now become a place that is among the most photographed these days.
Jessica Alba also has a tattoo of a bow on her lower back which is another area of the body where most of the celebrities these days seem to have tattoos. Think of Angelina Jolie, another star who loves her tatoos. Another interesting thing about all of Jessica Alba’s tattoos is that although they are present on the most noticeable parts of the body, they would hardly get noticed in the first glance. In fact you will need to take a closer look at her in order to locate all the tattoos that she has. With a little bit of imagination, you too can try out the celebrity beauty secrets of Jessica Alba and make heads turn.
People have always been fascinated about celebrities in general and celebrity beauty secrets in particular. Nicole Kidman is one celebrity who has caught the fancy of millions of fans worldwide, both with her acting skills as well as with her doll like cute looks. Her porcelain skin and figure have fascinated fans around the world. Cosmetic surgery in the form of lip augmentation and rhinoplasty is believed to the secret behind Nicole Kidman’s ever youthful looks. It's another weapon in the anti-aging battle. She is also believed to use Botox injections regularly in order to keep her skin wrinkle free.
Nicole Kidman’s tryst with plastic surgery started when early on in her career she had a nose job done. There are many who believe that her frequent use of Botox injections has led to her rather frigid and expressionless look in public appearances. There are many who also point out to her excessively arched eyebrow, which is known to be caused by excess use of Botox injections.
There is also speculation that Nicole Kidman may have gone under the surgeon’s knife once again in order to get a breast augmentation done. Her recent, somewhat bustier appearances have led to this speculation. The rumors about her breast augmentation started doing the rounds after the 2007 Oscars. She had earlier showed a rather flat chest during her past red carpet appearances. During the 2007 Oscars though, she appeared bustier indicating a possible breast augmentation procedure.
There is also intense speculation that Nicole Kidman is a great fan of lip injections. There have been many times when her lips have looked rather puffier and much larger than what their normal size. The 2007 Oscars was one such occasion when her lips large and puffed up.
However even her worst critics cannot but admire her ability to mix plastic surgery and glamour in the most effective manner possible. She has been looking great in recent times winning the antiaging war. In fact the press has been going gaga over her recent wrinkle-free sight. The tabloids have gone to the extent of even calling her a ‘living doll’. The 40 plus actress looks years younger than her actual age these days and it is something that cannot be denied.
Considering her real age, there are many things such as not having lipstick lines around her mouth, wrinkles on her forehead and crow’s feet around her eyes, is something that defies the very laws of the nature. While a disciplined lifestyle with plenty of exercise and a well-planned diet, along with good genes can give you great looks, there are still certain limitations as to how long such good looks would last. Nicole Kidman is a classic example of celebrity beauty, which is a result of lots of hard work with some visits to the plastic surgeon thrown in good measure.
Another way the female body image is portrayed through the media is by fashion. Fashion and a women body are greatly interconnected. Women are driven to look beautiful and be fashionable. However society quickly judges a woman when she is not “correctly” dressed. This usually means that she is wearing something daring or extremely unique. Due to this according to society, she does not have taste, style and is not beautiful and unappealing. Therefore woman especially celebrities are self-consciousness about what they wear. They are quickly judged upon demonized for their choice of clothing. Gossip and fashion magazines quickly judge or compliment celebrities fashion. For example in US Weekly they have listed “2008’s Worst Dressed” and “Best Dressed in 2008”. In Vogue magazines they have listed “Ten Best Dressed” and the list of examples can go on and on.
The What is she wearing? craze has even reached the White House. Since the election of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama has been under the spotlight. Her fashion options have been under scrutiny from the media especially from fashion and gossip magazines. Every time she chooses an outfit she is on the tabloids. For now, she has received positive comments on her choice of fashion and has been compared to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for being a fashion setter. Now everyone is speculating what she will wear for Barack Obama’s inauguration as president. I guess we will see.
Due to the high criticism from society women receive, they become more self-consciousness about what they wear and what others will think. They become more aware of their surroundings of what is in or out in the fashion industry. Nobody wants to look or be seen as ugly; therefore women conform to what society wants. For the most part women do not wear things that are daring and unique because of the high criticism which can have negative consequences.
Like all women, Keira Knightley feels insecure about her looks, even though she is one of the most gorgeous women on the silver screen. She still gets pimples and worries about this a lot. What are her celebrity beauty secrets we can share with you? We have some ideas of her celebrity make up routine, where you can achieve the same great look as Keira. You would also be surprised at some of the bargain basement prices she pays for some of her moisturizing creams.
For moisturizing her skin she uses Nivea, an inexpensive cream originally made in England. When she wants to present a glowing, slightly suntanned complexion, she is known to use Nivea Sun Touch to get that perfect glowing color, a great beauty tip for dull skin from one of the great beauties of the cinema. For an exfoliator, she uses Garnier Pure Deep Pore Wash to slough off the dead skin cells and get a deep down cleansing.
Keira’s makeup look of pale flawless skin comes from a good foundation with a semi matte finish that looks natural. You can experiment with Maybelline’s Wonder Finish foundation or True Match by L’Oreal Paris. Use an eye concealer before applying the foundation, use tiny dots from lid to brow. This helps eye makeup to last longer. Your eyebrows should not be over plucked but retain their natural arch. Pluck only your stray eyebrow hairs.
Blush with an English rose blush suitable for your skin color. To attain Keira’s look, use a cream blusher so you do not end up with a powdery finish. To get Keira’s, sexy pouting lips, keep your lips in good condition by moisturizing them all the time. Outline the lips with an lip pencil in the same tone as the gloss you are going to use. Use a neutral gloss or one with a hint of rose or beige tone to get that pouting look.
For Keira’s eye makeup which gives her eyes a smoky – smouldering look, Line the eyes first with a black kohl eye pencil, close to the eyelashes, both on the top and bottom eyelashes, close to the lash line. Choose an eyeshadow color in dark brown, deep plum or black charcoal. With a firm eye shadow brush, gently go over the kohl eye pencil line, blending and smudging the line. In the outer corner of the eyes, do a side ways “v” and remember to blend, blend, blend. Layer on some dark black mascara and viola! You get the same sexy hot look as Keira.
These are some of the amazing celebrity makeup tricks that Keira Knightley uses to get herself ready for the red carpet. Watch for this celebrity beauty in her next upcoming film.
Ksenia Sukhinova was first crowned Miss Russia 2007, going on to complete in the Miss World pageant. She was just crowned Miss World 2008 in the two hour competition held in Johannesburg.
Ksenia Sukhinova Biography
Ksenia Sukhinova, Russian spelling, Ксения Сухинова, was born in 1987 making her age 21. She was born in Nizhnevartovsk, Russia. This beauty first came into the spotlight after representing Tyumen in the 2007 Miss Russia pageant. She outshined 50 other contestants, and took home the title. Due to her college obligations, studying for an engineering degree, she was unable to compete in the 2008 Miss Universe competition, so runner up Vera Krasova replaced her.
On December 13, Ksenia was crowned the new Miss World at the finals held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sukhinova also won the contest’s top model award and was third in the swimsuit competition. Ksenia is absolutely stunning with measurements being 5”10’, with blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes. Her name is also often misspelled Ksenya or Kseniya.
Russian crowned Miss World 2008Kseniya Sukhinova won the Miss World 2008 crown on Saturday in a glittering African-themed pageant where she outshone 108 other international beauties and pledged to "help people."
"And Miss World 2008 is Russia," announced Julia Morley, head of the Miss World committee that organises the event.
The second runner up was Gabrielle Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago and the first runner up Parvathay Omanakuttan of India.
The 21-year-old blue-eyed blonde beauty, who declared shortly before her win was announced that being nervous made her "feel stronger," takes over from Zhang Zi Lin of China to become the 58th Miss World.
"I think I can help people and I want to help people and today if I walk away with this crown I will do that," Sukhinova told judges through a translator after being asked why she should be crowned the winner.
The World's Most Beatiful Women Gather
This year women from around the globe will be competing in the age old traditional contest of Miss World 2008. It's a pretty high ranking position as this is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant created and many countries are anxiously waiting to see if their daughter will take home the title.
Finals for the Miss World 2008 pageant will be airing live from South Africa on CNMG television from 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13. The finals are being held at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The world's most beautiful women are being gathering in Africa, China's Zhang Zilin was the last woman to win Miss World, it should be interesting to see which of these exotic beauties will be crowned.
And that's not even counting the countless designer runways she's walked or ad campaigns she's scored, including Valentino, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Vivienne Westwood and Versace.
Yet thirtysomething Chandra North isn't really that different from the unassuming punk-music-loving teenager we met in the early 1980s, when The Dallas Morning News' Fashion!Dallas booked the Highland Park High School student for her very first photo shoot.
The supermodel, who hit her stride in the early '90s during the reign of the Naomi-Christy-Linda troika, recently moved from her longtime home in upstate New York back to Dallas with her husband, Daniel Blaylock, and 8-year-old son, Hayden, to live near family and escape brutal winters. We caught up with her at Starbucks in Highland Park Village, not far from where she now lives, to discuss beauty, fitness, fashion and her life as a supermodel.
What's your current makeup routine? I'm terrible with foundation, so I use a tinted moisturizer instead. I hate powder. If I'm good, I do a little eye makeup. I'm trying to grow my brows back. They used to pluck them a lot for shoots, especially during the grunge era. I wish they were as thick as they used to be. I just tweeze the strays now. I love a good facial. The last place I went was Kate Somerville in LA, but I need to find a place here. Billy B, this well-known makeup artist, told me about a celebrity client of his who has great skin and is in her late '40s and goes to Kate for facials. So I checked out her products. I love the ExfoliKate treatment. Are you a product junkie? I have a drawer full of products, and I just rotate things so I don't get bored. What's your fitness routine? I work out with a trainer a couple times a week; it's sort of a kick-boxing routine. I also walk my dogs a lot. I love Pilates. I was a dancer when I was younger, so I relate to Pilates. Do you diet? I try to be good, though I'll have a piece of birthday cake. Dark chocolate is my weakness. I love coffee and tea; I try to drink more green tea. I try not to eat at night and eat less sugar, preservative-free things. I like a steak now and then. Fish. Barbecue. I love Joe T. Garcia's. How do you feel about plastic surgery? I say whatever makes you feel good. Do a little self-inventory. I think there are people who have had amazing work done. Anything too extreme, anything that makes you not look like yourself is too much. Subtlety is important. I think it's good to go the noninvasive route first. How often do you work now, and what agencies manage your bookings? I'm somewhat selective. It varies every month, but I try not to be gone more than a few times a month. It's nice that I can almost be a full-time mom. I'm with One Management in New York, Marilyn Agency in Paris, Storm Model Management in London and the Kim Dawson Agency here.
What's your current makeup routine?
I'm terrible with foundation, so I use a tinted moisturizer instead. I hate powder. If I'm good, I do a little eye makeup.
I'm trying to grow my brows back. They used to pluck them a lot for shoots, especially during the grunge era. I wish they were as thick as they used to be. I just tweeze the strays now.
I love a good facial. The last place I went was Kate Somerville in LA, but I need to find a place here. Billy B, this well-known makeup artist, told me about a celebrity client of his who has great skin and is in her late '40s and goes to Kate for facials. So I checked out her products. I love the ExfoliKate treatment.
Are you a product junkie?
I have a drawer full of products, and I just rotate things so I don't get bored.
What's your fitness routine?
I work out with a trainer a couple times a week; it's sort of a kick-boxing routine. I also walk my dogs a lot. I love Pilates. I was a dancer when I was younger, so I relate to Pilates.
Do you diet?
I try to be good, though I'll have a piece of birthday cake. Dark chocolate is my weakness. I love coffee and tea; I try to drink more green tea. I try not to eat at night and eat less sugar, preservative-free things. I like a steak now and then. Fish. Barbecue. I love Joe T. Garcia's.
How do you feel about plastic surgery?
I say whatever makes you feel good. Do a little self-inventory. I think there are people who have had amazing work done. Anything too extreme, anything that makes you not look like yourself is too much. Subtlety is important. I think it's good to go the noninvasive route first.
How often do you work now, and what agencies manage your bookings?
I'm somewhat selective. It varies every month, but I try not to be gone more than a few times a month. It's nice that I can almost be a full-time mom. I'm with One Management in New York, Marilyn Agency in Paris, Storm Model Management in London and the Kim Dawson Agency here.
Lindsay Lohan clothes and dresses trends in new year of 2008 and 2009Celebrity expensive clothes and celebrity most expensive dresses Lindsay Lohan clothes and dresses trends in new year of 2008 and 2009
Lindsay Lohan, aged 22, is a top hit singer, actress and songwriter from America. Lindsay Lohan is equally famous as a glamorous model and fashion designer. Born in New York City, Lindsay Lohan started her career as a child fashion model for print ads and television commercials at the age of ten. Lindsay Lohan often becomes the target of tabloid magazines and gossip websites due to her personal life. Lindsay Lohan has frequently been placed among the top ten in the list of 'Sexiest Women Alive' and 'Hot 100' on couple of fashion magazines and websites.
During the end of November 2008, Lindsay Lohan was spotted wearing an expensive dress of Louis Vuitton at one of the Hollywood' theme parties. With her cute dressing sense and some of the most expensive designer clothes and dresses, Lindsay Lohan could probably be the top emerging fashion icon in the year 2009. Lindsay Lohan has gifted several new trends in the clothes, dresses and hairstyles in the year 2008.
The media as discussed has and is very powerful over women and their body perception. The media has its way of conveying messages and having the audience believe in them. An example of this is food. Food obviously has a strong connection to body since it is the main factor in determining ones weight. The media has had its own way of framing food either it is good or very bad. What it is predominately seen in the media is food being used as a sex object or as a means to achieve the fabulous skinny body everybody dreams of. Magazines and commercial advertisements have been seen to use food as a sex object. Many times food advertisements include women and target men. The women are usually sexy and provocative while using that specific food item. This confirms many stereotypes; women are seen as objects by men, women do not eat men do, and women are seductive therefore they are able to sell food much easier. As seen in the picture above the woman is covered in rose pedals which have nothing to do with the advertised yogurt.
Diets in the media also impact women negatively. In order to sell their products many dieting companies use the before and after picture or testimony. Therefore women should be able to relate to their situation and buy the diet product in order to look like their after image. Diet products vary from pills, drinks, meals, meal points, and many more. All of the companies state that they are the best and that they actually give you results right away. Due to this many women receive mixed emotions about food and their body image. On one side they can use food as a sex object and to be seductive but yet on the other side it is the means to get the beautiful body. Therefore many women do not have good eating habits which affect their health due to the mixed messages the media conveys.
All the rage in Hollywood now for butt firming are running shoes which do the work for you. Celebs are now pounding the pavement using butt firming sneakers by Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) shoes. These new sneakers promise to tone the core muscles, leg and butt muscles. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Katherine Heigl have been spotted wearing them. These shoes go for about $245.
How do they work? They force the wearer to use more active muscles to walk by way of the squishy soft sole which makes a flat surface feel soft and uneven. This makes walking in these shoes a workout in itself. Hollywood stars are wearing them, believing every little bit helps them to achieve their goals of staying slim, trim and firm.
If you can afford to dish out $245 for these shoes, give them a try. However, a healthy diet and exercise program is the most sensible way to achieve overall fitness and tone. Just wanted to share this beauty tip with you for butt firming that is one of the latest celebrity beauty secrets.
One of the most beautiful celebrities in Hollywood today would have to be Angelina Jolie. Just what exactly are her celebrity beauty secrets besides “good genes”? Angelina Jolie was born on July 4, 1975 as Angelina Jolie Voight. She is a well known American film actor and also known for her humanitarian and caring character. Angelina is also posted as the Goodwill Ambassador assigned to the UN Refugee Agency. She has been recognized to be one of the Beautiful women of the world and also has bagged several awards including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and even the Academy Award.
She is known for her figure maintenance and everlasting beauty keeping her young and glowing always. You might be thinking about the real beauty secrets of Angelina Jolie which keeps her youthful after giving birth to three children. With her magnificent shape and structure, Jolie has revealed the secrets to her beautiful skin, hair and looks to various media outside. Practicing these might surely turn out to be a positive sign for those who are looking out for those great looks even after delivery of a baby.
One of her greatest beauty secrets is her ever loving family filled with loving, caring children and husband. Still, there are other secrets too as she explained that she depended on Garlic, Ginger Root and Yoga to get back to shape and also to remain slim and fit always. Scientists prove that ginger is the best medicine to cure out upset stomachs and also to settle out indigestion in any way possible. Even though the proofs are not out yet, many of them even talk about the effect of ginger roots on fighting against cholesterol thus lowering it. There are evidences to prove that garlic acts to be the perfect blend across cough, cold and even cholesterol. The final term is yoga which of course is the natural way to a healthy mind, body and soul. This has been the perfect combination helping Angelina Jolie to remain young as always.
She also talks about her weight gain during and after her pregnancy as she has lot of ice-creams and pizzas getting in while she was carrying. Her love for such junk foods of course added up the extra calories which made her add up pounds. After caesarian of her twins in the third delivery, she had put up weight and also belly.
Angelina reveals that continuous breast feeding of her twins has completely helped her in losing up the additional pounds and thus assisting her to remain in shape as ever before. She also reveals another of her celebrity beauty secrets that exercise with her children is the best calorie burner ever. Jolie loves to run and play with her seven kids for their mutual enjoyment and also to remain fit, smart, stunning, sexy and beautiful always.
Beauty Secrets From The Kitchen
Recipes For Do-It-Yourself Spa RemediesMany people do not understand that the all-natural spa remedies are just that -- all natural. In fact, many of the ingredients for spa treatments consist of things you might find in your kitchen: flat beer, fresh lemon juice, or sugar.
You can combine a few of these ingredients and create hair tonic, hand scrub or a facial mask.
, celebrity make-up artist and author of "Passport to Beauty," says with a few ingredients and 30 minutes you can transform yourself to a spa beautiful customer. And the best part? It will cost you next to nothing.
Anti-Wrinkle & Reviving Face Mask
This is a very simple recipe that will rejuvenate your face and is a great anti-wrinkle remedy. Take two bunches of green, seedless grapes, and crush to a fine pulp. Mix in two tablespoons of flour to finish the paste. Apply to face, and allow to sit on skin for fifteen to twenty minutes. Then wash off with warm water and pat dry.
Soften, Brighten Your Hands
This is a great way to exfoliate, condition and nourish your hands, knees an elbows. Juice two fresh lemons and juice combine with 1 cup of granulated sugar. Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Strengthen Your Nails
This particular remedy will make your nails stronger than acrylic. Simply mince one tablespoon of fresh garlic and add to your favorite clear nail polish. Allow that bottle to sit for one week and apply as needed.
Add Luster To Hair
If your hair feels flat and dull, coconut oil will take care of you. Simply wash as usual and use coconut oil as a conditioner. Apply as needed, leave on for a couple of minutes and rinse with warm water.
Get Rid of Frizzies
If your hair gets frizzy, this may sound unusual but it works. Simply shampoo as usual and rinse with flat beer. How do you make beer flat? Simply add some salt and allow to sit until it seems to lack the froth.
If you want to prevent stretchmarks, the Indians have a sure fire way. Combine a cup of plain yogurt with a teaspoon of tumeric. Mix well and apply to area for 10 minutes. Skin will look light, clean, shiny and revived. In India, women will apply this mixture before their wedding for extra help glowing on their big day.