Archive: Women’s Health

Isla Fisher talks ‘vajacials’ in Women’s Health!

Isla Fisher covers the December issue of Women’s Health magazine. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Women’s Health (and their covers are always so boring), but I really enjoyed their interview with Isla! I love her…. ever since ‘Wedding Crashers’ I’ve enjoyed most, if not all of her movies. She’s married to Sacha Baron Cohen, and the couple have two daughters together. Here’s more from the interview via Celebitchy:

Isla on converting to Judaism before her 2010 marriage to Sacha Baron Cohen: ‘It takes a couple of years of studying. I’ve always been really into family and food, so culturally it was the right fit for me.’

Her early career: ‘After doing that [Wedding Crashers], I had 12 months where I was auditioning three times a day and I didn’t get a single job. That was a real low point. But with hindsight, those movies turned out to be awful, so I dodged a bullet. If I’d got any of them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I never had the chutzpah to just come to LA and make it. I didn’t have that confidence. I’m always surprised when I get a job. I never saw this in my horizon.’

On body image, weight and pregnancy: ‘I do watch my food. But I’ve been blessed in that I never had any body issues during pregnancy. I loved being able to eat whatever I wanted and the whole experience of giving life. And I never worried about losing the weight afterwards, because breastfeeding burns all the calories up so fast. Breastfeeding – that’s my big slimming secret! That and Spanx. Anytime anyone compliments me on my figure, I’m wearing my Spanx undies.’

Vajacials!!! ‘I’m not actually very good at the maintenance thing. I don’t buff, exfoliate, pluck, rinse, moisturise, suck, bleach…whatever all those women do. I don’t have vajacials. Have you heard of those? It’s like a spa for your vagina!’

Playing a cokehead in The Bachelorette: ‘I had to ask my friends, ‘What’s cocaine like?’ And they all thought I was on it already because I talk so much and am so hyperactive!’

Being an Aussie in LA: ‘We can all do the accent really easily. And we all look great in a bikini. Including Russell Crowe – no one pulls off a bikini like Russell. I am sort of friends with them all. I just did a movie with Hugh Jackman [Rise Of The Guardians], and I catch up with Naomi [Watts] whenever I’m in New York.’

On Johnny Depp: ‘He’s like a magical creature – incredibly funny, clever and nice. It’s sort of as if he’s come from another planet.’

Okay, ‘vajacials’ had me laughing out loud! Is there this whole world of ‘vajacials’ that I’m not aware of? Sounds slightly painful, but awfully hilarious!

Secrets of a Top Skin Doctor – Women’s Health Magazine‏

Secrets of a Top Skin Doctor

You wouldn’t take advice from a pudgy personal trainer, a chain-smoking doctor… and certainly not a wrinkly dermatologist. Women’s Health contributor, Francesca Fusco practices what she preaches. Here, she gives you your ticket to a beautiful complexion and gorgeous, glowing skin.

Use SPF powder
Every day, dust a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen powder over your regular SPF day lotion and makeup to deflect light, making your skin look flawless, and adding an even stronger protective layer; it’s also handy for controlling midday shine in oily skin types.

Switch up your retinol
If you use only one anti-aging product, make it topical vitamin A, which unclogs pores, prevents the buildup of dead skin cells, diminishes lines, lightens dark spots, and makes skin glow. Apply a pea-size amount of the cream to your face every night.

Go easy on injectables
Muscle freezers, like Botox, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it’s important not to go overboard. Baby Botox is a smaller amount which is administered more frequently and you won’t end up looking frozen or balloon-faced.

Stop yo-yo dieting!
Rapid gains and losses of 10 or more pounds stretch the skin, making it slower to bounce back, so preserve your face by maintaining a healthy weight.

Use a modern exfoliating brush
The Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System has instant smoothing and a deep-cleansing ability, which is great for everyone—even acne prone individuals. Its sonic-wave technology decongests pores and allows your cleanser and topic products to dig even deeper.

Perk up your eyes with caffeine
Dark-circle products that contain vitamin K or caffeine (both of which simulate blood flow to prevent pooling around the eyes) are effective if you use them every day. You can also pop the product in the fridge—cold temperatures constrict blood vessels and make puffiness go down.

For more beauty secrets, check out WomensHealthMag.com or pick up the May copy of Women’s Health magazine, on newsstands now!

Want Sexy, Easy Hair? Women’s Health Magazine Helps You Get Disheleved

The flawless Uma showing how hot a bob can be!
Who knew that looking like a hot mess could look so good? Well, believe it. Disheveled hair is so right now and Women’s Health magazine gives you three styles that you can try to rock an effortlessly sexy look.

Let’s try one!

MESSY BOB
1) Let hair air-dry, then make a center part. Mist dry shampoo through your hair from roots to ends to create a piecey look.
§ Try: Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, $5, at drugstores.

2) Loosely gather your hair at the nape of your neck, then roll and tuck your ends underneath the rest of your hair to create a faux bob. Secure the rolled-under section with randomly spaced bobby pins or small claw clips
§ Try: Goody StayPut Slide-Proof Hold Mini Claw Clips, $4.49, at Walmart.

3) Pull a few random two-inch face-framing sections loose and use a one-inch-barrel curling iron to tousle the ends. Spritz with medium-hold hair spray.
§ Try: Mark Mega Volume Hair Spray, $6, meetmark.com.

If you want to see more of these styles and what stars are pulling them off, please visit WomensHealthMag.com or pick up the October issue on newsstands now!