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Lupita Nyong’o has been wowing us all award season long. But it wasn’t her breathtaking red carpet looks that had us gasping the first time we saw her—it was her killer arms. They are strong, toned, and more than capable of carrying all of the awards she’s racking up this season! A-listers don’t just wake up looking that fabulous. There is a lot of work involved… and not just a stylist and a hair and makeup team. Although there may be no Oscar’s to attend in your future, there’s always a wedding, birthday or big date around the corner you might want to be in a little better shape for. While stars spend hundreds of dollars on personal chefs and trainers, you can still channel their can-do mind-set without breaking the bank. To level the playing field, here are some tips to be red carpet ready all year long.
Find the right toner for your shape:
New York City trainer David Kirsch who famously whittled Heidi Klum’s body back into shape just six weeks after the birth of her fourth child so she could strut her stuff at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show notes, “you may see a shot of a gorgeously fit celebrity in her SoulCycle shirt and think, ‘I need to work out where she works out,’ but one workout does not fit all.” Celebs have their trouble zones, and injuries too, and must tailor their sweat sessions accordingly. health.com
Not to mention you must also enjoy (and I use the term loosely) to some extent whatever workout it is you choose to do. If you dread going to a spin class the likely hood of you doing it consistently and putting maximum effort into it is slim. Find something you love to do, and do it often!
Have your heart in the right place:
Heart-rate monitors may sound old-school, but it’s a secret weapon of today’s leading ladies. Los Angeles trainer Michelle Lovitt who has worked with such age-defying beauties as Courteney Cox, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Julianne Moore agrees. “When Lauren Graham was trying to get cover-ready for a magazine shoot,” says Lovitt, “I did a combo of interval training, biking and hiking, but used her heart rate as a guide to make sure she was in the fat-burning zone.” That means working out at 60 to 85 percent of your max heart rate, a sweet spot where your body is actively burning fat for energy. “People get frustrated when they’ve been busting their butt, but the weight isn’t budging,” Lovitt says. “A simple change like a heart-rate monitor can help the weight melt right off.” health.com
Whether your health goals are modest or you’re hoping for a full fitness transformation, using a personal fitness tracking device can go a long way toward helping you understand if the exercise and health habits you keep are contributing to the new you.
Put in the time:
One thing we have in common with celebrities is that our schedules are tight. “The truth is, it’s a lot of sacrifice,” Beyoncé told Self. “It’s more about your mental strength than physical strength. You have to push yourself. It doesn’t matter what trainer you have. And it doesn’t matter what program you’re on. You have to be healthy and make the right choices.” self.com
Choose a time of day that works best for you and set that time aside to workout. On days you’re really pressed for time break up the workout into shorter sessions throughout the day. Doing 15 minutes of something is always better than doing nothing. There isn’t a quick fix, or magic pill when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.
Kirsch has clients keep a list of their daily successes. “I tell them, ‘Did you drink water instead of soda? Write it down. Did you take the stairs instead of the elevator? Write it down. Sure, you want to lose five more pounds, but you already lost 20, right? Well, write that down!’ Appreciating what you have accomplished can be empowering.” health.com
There will be days where you might feel like having pizza instead of a salad, or be so tired that getting the groceries home is your workout for the day. Don’t beat yourself up about it, brush it off and know that tomorrow is a new day.
All of the hype is over… the Oscars have come and gone and we are left in the dust of fashion and beauty. Last night we saw some of the biggest names in Hollywood glam up and strut the red carpet and they did not disappoint. Glowing skin, super shiny-side -wept hair and smoky eyes stole the show. Mickey went straight from LA to Sacramento to report on the trends she gathered from chatting with hair, makeup and nail artists.
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What the doctor’s office didn’t inject, the facialist definitely peeled away for last night’s celebs. Stars usually line up their appointments two weeks in advance for injectibles to smooth out wrinkles and frown lines and facials were performed on the DAY OF for light peels and lymphatic drainage. Beauty can be demanding!
While you can’t administer your own Botox, you can EASILY get the same results with at home skin care.
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The Shoulder Glow:
We saw lots of even-toned glowing shoulders. Professional air-brush artists were in high-demand on Oscar day, however most celebrities strived to book these tan gurus two days before the big event.
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Light waves tossed to the side and pinned behind the ear was the look many celebs sported last night, including Sandra Bullock. Hair needs to be able to shine while still moving with every step. Since rain was expected in LA, anything anti-frizz was on alert. This little bottle of Elixer is a perfect multi-tasker to get the look and was even used in Idina Menzels hair for a sleek straight style.
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Nude is in this season but we are also seeing some really cool vibrant pops on stars digits like we saw on the Nation’s newest sweetheart: Lupita’s blue flare. Nail artist and artistic director for Butter London Katie Jane Hughes was booked for days leading up to the Oscars. She shared some of the polishes she worked with and also the celeb favorite non-gel UV topcoat.
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Mickey worked with Lancome and Swarovski crystal glamming up all of the famous faces at the Beverly Hills Hotel Saturday night and found out what the stars were focusing on for the BIG night! SEXY, SMOKEY and NUDE! A winning combo if you ask us and we have the looks and products used on Julia Roberts and Naomi Watts that you can easily replicate.
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Naomi Watts added a bit of old classic Hollywood while pairing her perfect skin and defined eye with a soft red lip.