Archive: Celebrity News

Christina Aguilera is obsessed…

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Christina Aguilera is hooked — on makeup. The pop star, 27, has trouble putting down the eyeliner. “Her makeup team will be done, and she’ll look great, but she’ll see herself in the mirror and say, ‘More!’” an insider tells Life & Style. Her biggest vice is foundation: “She’s not happy until you can draw your initials in it!”

But don’t expect Christina to kick the habit any time soon, which is a shame, says the insider: “When she’s in the makeup chair in the morning with no makeup on, she’s stunning. She’s a naturally beautiful girl. But she just doesn’t see it that way.”

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Julianne Moore Talks About Partnership with Burt’s Bees

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Julianne Moore recently opened up to Ben Lyons with E! about what drove her to natural skincare products and partnering with Burt’s Bees, working on the feature film “Blindness” and her new children’s book.

When asked about the confusion that can arise when shopping for natural skincare products, Moore talks about how Burt’s Bees and the Natural Products Association worked together to develop “The Natural Seal:” “Burt’s Bees has worked with this group — it certifies that products are 95% natural, and they won’t cause any harm to your person. I think because the kind of toxins that we have to live with on a day to day basis, there’s no reason you need to get them in lotion.”

Moore’s children drove her to become passionate about natural products: “I have kids who have eczema for example, so I can’t put anything on them or they’ll have a reaction to it.”

When Lyons asks what it was like to work with director Fernando Meirelles on the feature film “Blindness,” Moore says: I always say that great directors have a lot, they always have a very distinct vision. So that’s what he did. He was very, very sure about what he wanted.“

In addition to acting and spreading the word about Burt’s Bees, Moore is also a children’s book author: “Yes, I have another book coming out next spring, it’s called “Freckleface and the Dodgeball Bully.” It’s about her going to school and dealing with somebody who is a bully.”

Is it safe to dye your hair while you’re pregnant?

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It’s been years since I’ve been pregnant (two boys, ages 8 & 6) but I remember lots of controversy swirling around over whether or not it’s safe to dye your hair while your pregnant.  My OBGYN told me it was perfectly fine, so I went ahead and did it.  When you’re pregnant – you already feel pretty down about your looks, so you should at least be able to make yourself look better, right? 

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz recently opened up about dyeing her hair during her pregnancy:

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has been blond and brunette, but she got great reviews when she started rocking red back in January — so she isn’t letting her pregnancy extinguish her fiery locks. “She didn’t want to stop dyeing her hair, so she uses herbal hair color that’s safe for pregnant women,” an insider tells In Touch. “She loves her hair red, and so does [her husband] Pete [Wentz]!” Pete confirms, “I had a Jessica Rabbit crush when I was little.” Ashlee, 24, and Pete are expecting their first child, a son, in late November.

I went and looked up dyeing your hair during pregnancy, because things change so quickly!  One day it’s fine to dye your hair – the next day it will cause brain damage or something. :)  I turned to BabyCenter – my go-to for absolutely everything when I was pregnant with my boys.  Here is what the “experts” say about dyeing your hair during pregnancy.

Ann Linden, certified nurse-midwife

The limited evidence that’s available suggests that it’s probably safe to dye your hair during pregnancy. The Organization of Teratology Information Services (OTIS), which provides information on potential reproductive risks, says that animal studies are reassuring and that there are no reports of hair dye causing changes in human pregnancies, despite the fact that many women have colored their hair during pregnancy. What’s more, OTIS points out that very little of the chemicals in hair dye are actually absorbed into your system.

That said, if you’re still concerned, consider waiting to color your hair until the second trimester, when your developing baby is less vulnerable. Also, rather than using an all-over hair color, consider a process like streaking, highlighting, painting, or frosting, in which the chemicals have little or no contact with your scalp. (Any hair-coloring agents absorbed into your system would come through your skin, not through your hair shaft.)

You may have heard that vegetable dyes are a good alternative if you want to avoid using synthetic chemical agents during pregnancy. But buyer beware: I looked at all of the so-called natural and herbal preparations at my local health food store. In addition to the various “natural” substances listed as ingredients, all of the dyes I saw had one or more of the very same synthetic chemical compounds (such as p-phenylenediamine, dihydroxybenzene, and aminophenol) that the major cosmetic companies put in their permanent and semipermanent dyes.

Pure henna (Lawsonia inermis) — a semipermanent vegetable dye that’s been used for thousands of years — is considered safe, but it’s quite messy to use, needs to be left on for a relatively long time, and imparts a red-orange hue that you may not like. (Note that henna products that come in other colors or are fast-acting are not pure henna and may contain synthetic chemicals or potentially risky metallic compounds.)

I certainly think it’s important for women to feel good about themselves during pregnancy. Whether coloring your hair will make you feel good or cause you to worry needlessly for nine months is something to think about. If you do choose to color your own hair, wear gloves and work in a well-ventilated space to minimize your exposure to the chemicals used in the coloring process. Don’t leave the dye on any longer than necessary, and thoroughly rinse your scalp at the end of the process.

Source 1, Source 2

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Ellen Degeneres is the newest face of Cover Girl!

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Beauty giant CoverGirl cosmetics confirms today that the Brand is partnering with Ellen DeGeneres as its newest face. This will be the first beauty campaign for the comedienne and Emmy award winning talk show host whose famous face will be the focus of new advertisements in January 2009.”Ellen is the quintessential CoverGirl. She is smart, confident, natural, and beautiful from the inside out. Her beauty and down-to-earth personality fit perfectly with what CoverGirl represents. We look forward to our partnership – stay tuned for more news,” said Esi Eggleston Bracey, vice president and general manager, Global Cosmetics, Procter & Gamble Beauty.

Visit www.covergirl.com for more information.

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