By Erin - Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 10:10am
We’ve talked super-skinny models before, but Ioana Spangenberg definitely takes the conversation to a whole ‘nother level. Check out her story–and weigh in with your thoughts–after the jump.
At 20 inches, Ioana Spangenberg’s waist is just five inches bigger than a compact disc. She was profiled in The Sun UK recently, where they shared that the 30-year-old Romanian model eats three square meals a day (including indulgences like pizza and kebabs) and simply can’t gain weight around her midsection. “I just have a small stomach,” she told the paper. “It’s a bit like having a natural gastric band — if I eat too much, I feel sick.”
She had been self-conscious about her body her entire life, but when she met her now-husband, “Jan was the first person who saw me as beautiful and encouraged me to celebrate my body. He asked me to pose in some photos for him.” He put the photos up online, and the response was good enough that it eventually propelled her into professional modeling.
I love the new Roseraie Des Delices collection from Lancôme. The soft pastel colors are beautiful and perfectly balanced to be very wearable. One of my favorites from the collection is La Roseraie Illuminating Powder the multi-colored blush has just the right amount of color to perk up my cheeks without overwhelming my fair skin.
To get your skin in tip top shape for the big day, what could be better than a homemade strawberry face and body scrub.
2 pureed strawberries
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tbsp of Vitamin E oil or pour out the liquid of 1 Vitamin E capsule.
2 tbsp of sugar
Mix all the ingredients together. In the shower, rub all over your body for a great exfoliating experience.
Raspberry honey face mask
The red raspberries contain loads of vitamin C which is essential for maintaining healthy clear glowing wrinkle free skin. The honey helps moisturize your skin because it contains natural moisturizers in it, and it helps fight acne and prevent it because it contains natural antibodies in it that kill the germs that cause the acne in the first place. The rolled oats help absorb unwanted oils and impurities from the skin while also lightly exfoliating it. These are the reasons why this is a beneficial facial mask for combination skin types.
Mix 1/2-cup pureed raspberries
½ cup honey
½ cup rolled oats
Strawberry Acne Cleanser
Strawberry yogurt or
2 tbsp plain yogurt
Apply to skin in a circular motion for a minute or 2. Rinse with a warm cloth and water. Great for oily skin as well.
Rose and Honey Milk Bath
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup honey
5 drops rose essential oil
1 cup rose petals optional
Mix the milk, honey, and rose oil well. Add to a warm bath. Sprinkle the rose petals in the water and soak.
About Erika Katz:
A beauty writer as well as a former child model and actress, Erika Katz has been a beauty junkie nearly all her life. Using her experience from her days working in the beauty department at Seventeen, cosmetology classes and lessons learned through her extensive work in television and modeling, Erika created a beauty guide that served as the foundation for Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust. From product and styling tips, such as how to create the perfect ponytail, to at home recipes for creating an organic facial scrub, Erika explores it all in her book, in which she includes her own experience as well as information from interviews with top beauty experts.
Lancôme is preparing to kick off a first-of-its-kind partnership with Glamour and we’re so excited to share it with you. During NYC Fashion Week, a fleet of Lancôme-sponsored Mobile Taxi Shops will offer complimentary rides anywhere in Manhattan while you shop the latest Lancôme trends from the back seat—all with just a couple of clicks of your phone.
How it works:
· From February 9th to February 13th, look for The Lancôme Taxi Shop taxis for your chance to hop in and enjoy the experience.
· Hail a branded taxi, or stop by a Glamour taxi stand at 3 locations: Lincoln Center, The Standard Hotel and Condé Nast.
· Lancôme Mobile Taxi Shops will operate daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take passengers to any Manhattan destination free of charge. (A purchase is not required for a ride.)
· Each taxi will have a two-minute video demonstrating one of two Lancôme looks: The Bold Lip or Easy Eyes, both starring Lancôme makeup artist Tarek Abbas.
· To shop with your phone in the Lancôme Mobile Taxi Shops, follow these 3 easy steps: #1: Download the Glamour Friends & Fans app at The App Store or Android Market. #2: To purchase a product or look, hover your phone over the SnapTag in the taxi. #3: Check out via the app and you’re done!