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Bethenny Frankel admits: “I’m too thin”

In the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now, Bethenny Frankel talks candidly about how she’s overcome her struggles with body image and is now working hard to keep her weight on track.

While the 40-year-old reality star turned mom has been showing off a healthier figure as of late,  Bethenny still admits, “I’m too thin. Because I’m so busy, I’m not always hungry. I have to make myself eat more because of my busy schedule.” On top of the many hours she puts in on her show, Bethenny Ever After, she is constantly on the go promoting her ever expanding Skinnygirl franchise and caring for her 15-monthold daughter, Bryn.  But while Bethenny exercises regularly she tries not to go overboard. “Girls put a lot of pressure on themselves to be skinny,” she acknowledges. “They don’t understand that it’s not about a quick fix — but a healthy lifestyle.”

Bethenny confessed that in the past she would starve herself, binge on laxatives and try fad diets until just a few years ago. “I was completely obsessed my entire life, until my 30s.” These days she makes sure to eat sensible meals, whereas in the past she would drink alcohol and not eat, only to binge later in the evening.  But those days of abusing her body and depriving herself are over, “Everything I do [now] is about being healthier,” she shares.

At least she can admit it?

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Tres Magni-Feet: Magnificent Scrub and Crème Set for the Feet

Let this duo lead you down the path to healthy, beautiful feet. First, the exhilarating foot scrub with very tiny particles of benevolent bamboo, Très Magni-feet Exfoliant, gently eliminates roughness and banishes excess dead cells leaving feet clean, soft and refreshed. Très Magni-feet Crème, with its ultra rich texture, then hydrates, nourishes and protects creating a more youthful appearance and a soft, smooth feel.

Designed for the hardest working performers in “Shoe-Business”, Très Magni-feet Traitement Exfoliant Pour Les Pieds will instantly transform your achingly tired and unappealing feet back to star status. This exhilarating foot scrub includes very tiny particles of benevolent bamboo which gently eliminate roughness and banish excess dead cells. Exfoliation eliminates microorganisms that cause infection and odor and the massage process improves blood circulation through the foot and toes. Invigoratingly pure peppermint, health-bolstering alpha bisabolol and refining citrus extracts effectively deep cleanse, repair and hydrate, leaving feet refreshed, soft and ready for a new debut.

Feel fresh and energized with this beautiful crème bouquet of bright green verbena leaves, arnica and chamomile. Blended with nourishing, hydrating and healing shea butter plus refreshingly light and pure menthol for its mild analgesic benefits, this daily crème massage treatment will restore and invigorate your feet. With a lovely texture, this ultra-riche crème is crafted to hydrate, nourish, protect and render your tender tootsies silky-soft and smooth, creating a more youthful appearance and feel.

Stay a Step Ahead… of Aging!

I’ve tried these products, and they are absolutely amazing! My feet just plain ol’ ache during the summer. Flip flops, and dirt and sand and you name it – take it’s toll on your feet! These products make my feet feel absolutely amazing. It relieves my tired feet! You will love it as much as I do – I promise!

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New Summer’s Eve ads – what were they thinking!?

While browsing through Huffington Post a couple minutes ago I stumbled upon these videos. The title was “Summer’s Eve Campaign: Racist or Harmless?’

I had to watch. And while I don’t know if I think they’re racist, I certainly think they are very strange. You have to watch all three… trust me.

The Black Version:

The Latina Version:

The White Version:

What do you think – offensive or just stupid? Or better yet…. do you love them?


Soothe your sandal-weary feet!

Kick foot odor to the curb. According to N.Y.C. dermatologist Hilary Reich, washing feet daily with an antibacterial soap will fend off most odor-causing microbes. But refreshing with a spritz of The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray ($10, thebodyshop-usa.com) will deodorize and put pep in your step—literally. (Swapping your sandals every other day will also give odors time to dissipate.)

Having tired, blistered toes is no walk on the beach. Slip off your sandals and give your feet some rest and relaxation with a ten minute soak. “After soaking, remove dead skin by scrubbing vigorously with a pumice stone,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf, who recommends Epsom salt soaps to her patients. We like the Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Sea Foam Foot Soak ($15; crabtree-evelyn.com), which is infused with skin-soothing seaweed and algae extract.

Open-toed sandals are perfect for the summer, but that also means your feet get more exposure to the elements. “Put on a hydrating lotion to lock in moisture after removing dead skin,” advises Jennifer Lynn, spa director at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas. Butter London Powder Finish Foot Creme ($28; butterlondon.com) hydrates feet with shea and coco butter, but doesn’t leave a too-slick finish.

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