If you haven’t already seen this hilarious parody of “I’m So Fancy,” here’s your chance. Share it with all your pregnant mama friends.
What’s your top five list of beauty “don’ts”?
Don’t skip sunscreen. Everyone says it; everyone agrees; few of us actually follow the rule. If you’ve ever seen me without my foundation and seen how many freckles I really have, you know that I am one of the worst offenders. If you find yourself thinking cheap and not wanting to spend the extra dough on the lotion with an SPF included, just think of the money you will save on wrinkle cream later! Make-up that includes sun protection, although not a bad idea, is not enough for any real protection, so lay it on thick up front.
Don’t get stuck with a product you hate. We’ve all done it…you love the color in the store and then when you see pictures from a big night out, realize you looked more Tammy Faye than Tina Fey. Don’t be afraid to take it back just because it’s been used.
Remember that companies make money by encouraging brand loyalty and return customers. They want you to be happy and coming back for more. Even if you bought it at a drug store or market, check out their return policy or research the brand’s web site for options.
Don’t let your bathroom drawers look like an episode of Hoarders. Until recently, if my family had staged an on-air intervention, I would have been completely mortified. But, in a nesting frenzy during my last pregnancy, I decided to purge my beauty stockpile of anything that had not been used in 6 months, and I honestly have not missed anything that got tossed.
If you have make-up or hair products that never get used (probably because you had not yet heard my helpful “don’t” about returns) try passing it on to a friend or sister that has different coloring or taste than you. Eye make-up, unfortunately, needs to find it’s way to the trash bin, because it is a nesting ground for bacteria. One quick tip: I bought three cheap bins that fit under my cabinet and designated each one for hair, body, and face. That way I know exactly where to look and when I have a bottle avalanche, everything still stays organized and doesn’t end up all over the bathroom floor.
Don’t spend your mortgage on “miracle” skin products. Products that claim to transform you over-night are usually making claims that cannot be backed up. The key to youthful skin is hydration (Drink that water, ladies) and the right combination of products for your skin type. Save that money for some Spanx…now those are miracle workers!
Don’t fight nature. If you have thin lips, don’t draw lip liner outside of your natural line to “fake it”. Full eyebrows? Clean them up, but embrace the drama they bring to your eyes. Please, please, please, don’t bleach your freckles. There is nothing wrong with enhancing your natural beauty (and yes, we all have it) but stay true to yourself. Where would Cindy Crawford be without her aptly placed mole? Well, she’d still be gorgeous…okay, not my best example, but you get the idea.
Yes, we do love a little celebrity gossip but we also know it’s not cool to do something we teach our kids NOT to do. It’s never okay to indulge in stuff meant to humiliate or hurt another person. That’s why our celebrity scoop is delivered to you minus any mean stuff. Have as much as you want because this “dish” is all guilt-free.
The latest issue of People magazine has a page devoted to some of the best celebrity quotes of 2014, and here are two of our favorites. When asked about his fiance (who is now his wife), George Clooney said, “I’m marrying up.” And we love this quote from new mom Olivia Wilde who tweeted these words shortly after the birth of her son with Jason Sudeikis: “Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I’m the building.)”
It has also been a busy year for celebrity weddings. Some of the famous names who tied the knot during 2014 include Jessica Simpson, Brad Pitt, Jenny McCarthy, Katie Couric, Adam Levine, George Clooney, Gabrielle Union, Neil Patrick Harris, Ashlee Simpson and Solange Knowles. Congrats to all the newlyweds.
Actress Amanda Peet, 42, gave birth to her third child, a son named Henry Peet Friedman, on Dec. 7th. She is married to David Benioff, who is the co-creator of Game of Thrones.
Some of the celebs named to People Magazine’s “25 Most Intriguing People of 2014” include Chris Pratt, Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyongo, Jennifer Lawrence, Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lena Dunham, Chris Hemsworth, President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, and “The Duggar Brides” (Michelle Duggar, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald.)
Source: People magazine, Dec. 22, 2014 issue