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Christina Applegate: “I miss my exquisite breasts sometimes.”

In August of 2008, Christina Applegate made the difficult decision to undergo a double mastectomy, after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother also had breast cancer and survived, and instead of opting for chemo – she opted to have the breasts removed entirely. After having reconstructive surgery, Christina went on to have a baby with her partner Martin Lenoble.

Christina sat down with More magazine and talked about the ordeal, and how losing her breasts was horrible. She wanted to keep her cancer diagnosis to herself, but ultimately decided to share it.

The Up All Night star, who underwent a double mastectomy in 2008 after being diagnosed with the same disease her mother survived, opens up about her painful struggle to come to terms with losing both of her breasts in the November 2012 issue of More magazine, and RadarOnline.com has the details.

“I miss my exquisite breasts sometimes,” she reveals, in reference to a line about her natural mammary glands in the movie Anchorman.

The 40-year-old explains how she was denied the time to grieve, as the media learned about her surgery immediately following the operation.

“The good thing is that we got the information out, but talking about the facts of the disease, I didn’t have to see what was going on with me. I think when it slowed down, all that came crashing down,” she says.

With the help of her friends and family and a spiritual advisor, she overcame what she calls a “total emotional collapse.”

Soon after, she reunited with old friend Martyn LeNoble, and the two quickly fell in love.

“We had always cared deeply for one another when we were friends. And he came and put me under his wing. That was it – he was supposed to come.”

Applegate, who welcomed her first child, Sadie Grace, in early 2011, hopes to have another with her partner, but sadly, it may not be an option.

“Because of some things that happened during my pregnancy, I don’t know if I can. I hope I can. We’ll see,” she says.

I love Christina. I think it’s great she came out and talked about her battle with breast cancer. It’s a very real, honest interview, which is refreshing. Happy that things worked out well for her, and she is happy with her partner and daughter!

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Alica Silverstone endorses “green” sex toy line

Alicia Silverstone feels so strongly about these “green” sex toys, that she wrote an open letter about them. Alicia is endorsing a new line of eco-friendly toys that are designed to look natural, like leaves and flowers (nothing sexier than a leaf). When you feeling like having some sexy times, do you really think about the environment?

Ok, ladies– sometimes it’s nice to have a little extra…something…when you’re getting it on (solo, with your partner…whatever floats your boat). There is one personal massager company that’s actually Kinder than all the rest.

These vibrators from Leaf come in a bunch of different shapes, all inspired by nature. I like that they look natural and feminine…like leaves and flowers…not scary. Plus they’re made from phalate-free, super-soft (and safe) silicone, and they use rechargeable batteries. And they’re shipped to you in packaging that’s not only discrete, but made from recycled materials.

There’s a few different varieties so you can pick one that speaks to you. It’s nice to know that you can get your green on and your groove on at the same time!

So strange. Seriously.

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Three steps to soothing a sunburn!

Apparently most of the United States is experiencing a brutal summer (here in Oregon, we’re pretty mild). One thing everyone needs, though, when the sun comes out – is a few tips on how to take care of a bad sunburn! First of all, we have to point out that SPF is key to avoiding skin cancer and damage to the skin, but accidents happen. If you end up with a sunburn, Makeup.com has come up with three easy tips to help you get some relief quickly!

Step 1: Take Anti-Inflammatory Medicine

Pop an ibuprofen the second you realize you have a sunburn, says Amy McMichael, a dermatologist and professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. “This can decrease the chemicals that are produced by the burned skin and slow some of the inflammatory response to the burn.”

Step 2: Slather On Aloe

Aloe vera gel applied topically constricts blood vessels, which can cut the sting and redness. Plus the natural moisturizer cools skin on contact. Try Australian Gold Soothing Aloe After Sun Gel, which also has acacia extract, green tea and vitamins C and E so you get added antioxidant benefits.

Step 3: Cover Up

“The most important part of covering a sunburn is to hydrate the skin first, then take out the red with a sheer application of Dermablend Leg and Body Cover SPF 15,” says makeup artist Jose Parron. Apply a bit more of the allover concealer with your fingertip on the sun-tanned part of the bathing suit line to help blur the line of demarcation.

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Introducing 21 Drops!!

Celebrity makeup artist Paige Padgett, a leading authority in green beauty, recommends 21 Drops and their pre-blended, 100 percent natural essential oils solutions for a weekend getaway pick-me-up.

Paige is committed to using the highest quality eco-friendly products on herself and her clients, including Chloe Sevigny, Jillian Michaels, Jennifer Coolidge, Anna Kournikova, Tim Gunn, Andy Samberg and Keanu Reeves.

“These little guys are great road trip companions. I love them all, but Hangover is my favorite. Made with juniper fruit, geranium leaf and cardamon seed oils it soothes and purifies the body. It actually smells healing!” – Paige Padgett

Overindulged? Detox, refresh and revive with 21 Drops and their pre-blended, 100 percent natural essential oils solution – #04 Hangover. The oils in this blend stimulate the lymphatic system to help flush toxins from the body, dispel nausea, and ease water retention. This blend revives, soothes and purifies. Packaged in a convenient air tight bottle with an easy roller-ball application, this blend is designed for use anytime, anywhere.

Ingredients:

• juniper fruit oil
• geranium leaf oil
• lavender flower oil
• cardamom seed oil
• jojoba seed oil (carrier)

Directions: roll over temples, across back of neck and lower back. Inhale as needed throughout the day.
Size: 8.0mL
Price: $29

 Each blend retails for $29 and is sold online at www.21drops.com and www.Sephora.com as well as select shops across the US. To view the entire collection, please visitwww.21drops.com and for more info on Paige, please go to http://paigepadgett.com/ .

I would LOVE to try this!!