26 Must-Have Beauty Products, According to Celebs

26 Must-Have Beauty Products, According to Celebs

Are you ready to take your look to the next level? 

Check out the 26 must-have products from the celebrities whose faces have launched a thousand admiring gasps, including Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham and Emma Watson.

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What really makes some of the world’s most beautiful women look, er, beautiful? We rummaged though their make-up bags to bring you the definitive list of products that you can snap up online. From hand creams and miracle hair treatments to lip balms to bronzers, here we give you the latest celebrity beauty secrets.

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You Are So Beautiful: A Gift from Joe Cocker

You Are So Beautiful: A Gift from Joe Cocker

RIP to the amazingly talented musician, Joe Cocker, and thanks for being the sweet voice in my head when I needed to hear this. May he rest in peace and may his family find a way to get through the holidays with love in their hearts. ♡

I also love his version of the Beatles song, Get By With a Little Help From My Friends. Oh, how passionate he sounded when he sang! You could almost feel the emotion in his voice – it was enough to give you chills.

Do any of Joe Cocker’s songs hold a special place in your heart? 

 

How to make the perfect holiday cocktail

How to make the perfect holiday cocktail

images-30Here’s something fun for those of us who love to entertain! A cocktail expert fills us in on what it takes to make a perfect Christmas cocktail. 

From our source:

Joe Bruno — a cocktail expert and director of the American Bartenders School of New York — says the perfect Christmas cocktail should bring back memories, while also potentially blurring them.

“The (drinks) you remember are ones your parents or grandparents made during the holidays,” Bruno said. “Cocktails should be able to hold fast to nostalgia, in order to stand the test of time.”

But what makes a great Christmas cocktail? Bruno suggests peppermint as a prime ingredient.

“I just equate it with wintertime,” he said. “I guess it could be a metaphor for walking into a warm house after being in the cold,” Bruno said of mint-infused drinks.

One such cocktail he teaches his students includes peppermint schnapps, vodka and simple syrup (sugar boiled in water). A popular garnish for mint-infused drinks is a candy cane or peppermint stick.

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Lose the flab, keep the self-worth: Required tweaks for the ‘dream dress’ method

Lose the flab, keep the self-worth: Required tweaks for the ‘dream dress’ method

As 2014 comes crashing to a close, a lot of us are googling our asses off, hoping for some new breakthrough in the weight loss world,but every year, we pretty much discover the same thing: if we want to drop the pounds, we’ve got to move more and eat less.

Enter the “dream dress” method of weight loss, in which you purchase a beautiful dress or other outfit that you just LOVE and cannot wait to wear. The catch? You buy it in the size you WANT to be, not the size you are now.

No matter if you’re currently sporting a 22 and looking to squeeze into a 2. 

I’m sure you’re not surprised that I have a small problem with this one, because I think that if you can’t really love yourself as you are, right now, you’ll never find real happiness anyway.

But inspration can be good for weight loss. It can literally mean the difference between success and failure.

And there’s nothing wrong with a little inspiration, obviously which is likely why so many fit pros are suggesting that we buy a “dream dress” or an outfit that is the ideal size for us.

The Dream Dress Method: How it can work in the real world for real women

Now, I can see how this could work. It HAS worked for me personally in the form of “dream jeans,” actually.

But when it did work, it was literally when. I bought a pair of jeans that was only one or two (when I was sort of “between” sizes). That’s because:

A. If you can’t even get it over your big toe, it’s going to feel like a goal you can’t meet.

B. Fashion changes so quickly. If you’re serious about wearing it this season, best to choose something that’ll only take a few pounds to fit.

C. This allows you to go out an get another little bit of inspiration when you fit into the current one. It offers an instant reward that becomes motivation for the next weight loss goal.

So, how about you? Have you ever bought a “dream dress” and if so, did you ever manage to fit into it? Share your thoughts in the comments below or join in the discussion on our Facebook page.

Should I try this virtual weight loss trainer with my FitBit?

Should I try this virtual weight loss trainer with my FitBit?

So I got a FitBit awhile back, and I cannot lie: I freaking love this thing! Not only does it track my every step, calories burned and distance walked, but with a little screen tap here and there, it can track my sleep, calories in and water intake, among other things.

And the battery lasts up to five days and takes just a couple of hours to charge. The only thing I don’t love is if I forget to put it on after charging and accidentally take a bunch of “uncounted” steps. Yeah, it’s like that. 

Meeting my step goal has become a bit of a daily obsession, which, as it turns out, is a healthy way to gamify my health. I’m upping and growing my goals on the regular, people. This is big!

With all of that being said, I’ve been searching for a better (read: more fun) way to play games with my weight and health. I’ve been looking for an Android app that would integrate with the FitBit and allow me to play some sort of game to encourage movement and healthier habits. But you know, in a fun way.

Yeah, I know it’s asking a lot and I haven’t yet found “the one,” but I have faith that my techie friends are on it and I expect it any day now.

A new app from Fitbug released today shows a little promise, I think. Below, a bit from Mashable on the app, along with a link to the full story. I’m not sure if I’ll buy it now, but I might keep an eye on it as it develops.

Thoughts?

That leaves me with two questions for you. 

   1. Have you tried or heard about the KiQ plan mentioned below?

   2. Have you tried or are you aware of any other Android apps that gamify your FitBit? 

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A new software program called KiQPlan works with your wearables and uses the collected data to whip you in shape. It’s part personal trainer, part nutritionist, part motivational coach all in a 12-week weight loss bootcamp.

KiQPlan from low-cost fitness tracker company Fitbug was previously teased at 2014 International CES in January and made its official debut on Tuesday. 

“We feel like there is far too much focus on the device,” Paul Landau, CEO and founder of Fitbug, told Mashable. 

The program provides tailored workouts (with videos and GIFs that show you how to best do them), feedback, meal plans and other targets to help users reach their 12-week goal. Each week, users get new workouts that are only unlocked during the week they should be doing it. It’s also possible to freeze weeks too, if you go on vacation or catch a cold.

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