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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I don't think there has ever been any debate on who has been the most truly beautiful "Bachelorette" on ABC's hugely successful franchise. It most certainly is DEANNA PAPPAS. DeAnna, who comes from a beautiful close-knit Greek family, is a combination of all deeply gorgeous things: insane physical beauty, a bottomless heart and a personality exploding with humor, strength and pure goodness. DeAnna was born in Marietta, Georgia and later earned her real estate license and then practiced in Georgia. As the Bachelorette in it's season four, DeAnna made such a lasting impression that FOX Reality Channel awarded her the "Golden Realtini" as most memorable reality star in 2008. DeAnna next became the co-host of "Get Married" on Lifetime TV. She has also become such a big-hearted humanitarian for her USO visits to American troops in Kuwait in 2007 to her visit to Afghanistan in 2009. Not surprisingly, she became engaged in August 2010 to her soul mate, Stephen Stagliano. DeAnna is so full of life that it becomes contagious. People feel lucky just to know her. Her fairy tale is coming true because of the woman that she is.
Here is an EXCLUSIVE beauty interview with this true beauty:
WHAT IS AN EVERY DAY OR EVERY NIGHT BEAUTY RITUAL OF YOURS?
An every day/ night ritual that I just cannot live without doing is washing my face and then applying my DDF Advanced Firming Cream. My face always feels so clean, refreshed and hydrated when I am done!
WHAT IS THE LIPSTICK NAME AND BRAND IN YOUR PURSE?
I keep at least five lipsticks in my purse. I love to switch it up. I always have my Laura Mercier stick in Nude, I always carry my La Bella Donna La Viv En Rose for some color, and I am NEVER without my Burt's Bees Replenishing lip balm.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU THAT YOU FIND BEAUTIFUL?
Something beautiful that inspires me are kind hearted people who are strong in their faith. It inspires me to be stronger in my faith and to strive to become a better person everyday.
A BEAUTY SECRET TO SHARE?
A beauty secret of mine is washing my face in cold water. It gives me the chills but it also helps to lock in moisture to my face. I get dry skin from washing my face with the water too hot.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
My favorite beautiful place is definitely Greece. The Mediterranean water was so blue that it was breathtaking. Then, with the white washed houses in the background, it seemed more like a painting than an actual place to live. The culture is so enjoyable and the food is to die for!
DeAnna is pure class and grace. Like Cinderella, she deserves the pumpkin carriage to take her and Stephen away to their happily ever after. Midnight has already come and gone.
"Oh sing, sweet nightingale...."
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
MARY STEENBURGEN: "YOU HAVE TO BE DOING SOMETHING YOU ENJOY. THAT IS A DEFINITION OF HAPPINESS" - JACKIE KENNEDY
Some lucky women are not only exceptionally beautiful, blessed with a voice that is like a lullaby but who also emit pure goodness and contagious positivity. One of these women is the luminous MARY STEENBURGEN. Mary grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas to two wonderful parents. She made her way to NYC where Jack Nicholson discovered her himself in a reception area of Paramount Pictures in New York City. He wasted no time casting her as his lead in the second film he would direct in 1978's "Goin' South." From there, Hollywood had discovered her talent as well as her film-melting radiance. Mary won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as the Golden Globe in 1981 for her magnificent work in "Melvin and Howard." Her insane amount of film work include "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Nixon," "Back to the Future Part 3," "Elf," "Stepbrothers," and most recently "Four Christmases" and "The Proposal." It was widely rumored she was first choice for Julia Robert's role in "Pretty Woman." Adding to her work, a starring role in the television show "Ink" with husband Ted Danson, a series regular on CBS's "Joan of Arcadia" and a fab appearance on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Not only winning the most prestigious of awards, she also has endless nominations. Mary received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009. Her latest accomplishment is the well-received film "Dirty Girl" which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2010. Once married to Malcolm McDowell in 1980, they had two children, Lilly and Charlie. Mary has now been happily married to Ted Danson since 1995.
Here, GS&E shares an EXCLUSIVE interview with MARY STEENBURGEN about her secrets to her beauty:
ANY BEAUTY SECRETS TO SHARE?
It is hard for me to do interviews about my beauty regimens because they are so odd, in a way, and definitely not for everyone. First of all, even though it is a cliche, there is no substitute for laughter and love. They do more to make people beautiful than anything. My mother, Nell, and her sister, Lillian, wouldn't know a fruit acid peel from a hole in the ground and they were both gorgeous. All because of how they lived and loved.
I eat a primarily vegetarian diet. And I have lots of little, as my family calls them "woo-woo" quirks, most of which I think I will keep to myself. Here are a few that I will share: I love Young Living Essential Oils and their skincare line. It is expensive but wonderful and very pure. I love Arcona products, also very pure, and their amazing facials. When I am in NYC, I love to visit Pratima for their facials and their products are also gorgeous. I'm not a gym rat but I love hiking with my dogs. I just got back from a hike through the orange and avocado groves with them this morning.
I do TM (transcendental meditation) when I wake in the morning. It makes whatever stresses the day might bring much easier to deal with. It also helps with energy and the fact that I am constantly changing time zones due to travel. I am a candle freak, so much so that I started my own candle company with my daughter Lilly McDowell. It is called Nell's Compass and you can go to www.nellscompass.com to see our gorgeous (we think!) product.
ANY WORDS OF YOUR BEAUTY WISDOM?
I try to frequently "scare myself" by doing things that I have never tried and, most of which, logic or fear would tell me I can not do. What I don't do is think about aging very much. There are too many other funny, wonderful and fascinating things to obsess on that I can actually make an impact on. I like being the age I am and I am grateful to be alive at such an amazing moment in time.
Mary is one of those women full of grace and class whose success is not surprising not just for her talent but for who she is.
"Something you create yourself is the best kind of present." - JACKIE KENNEDY
Mary inspires us all.