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Top Unusual Skincare Routines From Celebrities

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Celebrities have the time to devote themselves to their health and fitness routines, and the money  to buy the most expensive creams and unguents available, yet many of them swear by skincare  routines that involve ingredients that can be found in the pantry. From almond oil to avocados,  some of the stars’ most unusual, yet best-loved, treatments can be whipped up at the kitchen sink.

Top Unusual Skincare Routines From Celebrities

Acne Treatments

Actress and former model Cameron Diaz has fought a well-publicised battle with acne. Yet, despite  the vast array of expensive face creams and ointments available, she is said to be a devotee of  using powdered milk as an exfoliant – apparently, if rubbed over damp skin, it acts as a gentle but effective facial scrub. Tyra Banks also suffers from acne breakouts but she makes a paste from baking soda and water to zap the zits, whereas Jennifer Love Hewitt prefers to apply toothpaste to a pimple to reduce the blemish as she sleeps. Brown sugar is one of the gentlest exfoliants to be found in the kitchen and, mixed with honey to form a paste, is the type of fix used by Hayden  Panettiere when her skin needs a little extra TLC.

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Face Masks

Audrina Partridge, star of MTV’s The Hills, makes a pumpkin, honey and milk paste to load her  skin with vitamins and nutrients – mixing two teaspoons of cooked pumpkin, half a teaspoon of  honey and a quarter teaspoon of milk to make a fine paste, she leaves the mask on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. Award winners Catherine Zeta Jones and Julia Roberts also use honey, both slathering it on their faces to reduce dryness and enhance their complexions, whereas singer Katy Perry prefers to apply face masks consisting of

Make Up Artist To Follow: Charlotte Tilbury

One of the best Make-Up Artists in the World – Charlotte Tilbury recently started her blog.

She  often works with Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and Victoria Beckham, to name just a few.  Created the looks for Fashion Shows (think Donna Karan, Dsquared and others)

Besides that, Charlotte created numerous magazine editorial and cover looks and worked with Tom Ford to create his makeup line.

Besides all her professional qualities, she is a very lovely person and you can see it for yourself by following her on Twitter.

Here are just some of the looks that Charlotte created.

To see her work, including some video tutorials – click here.

Beauty Related Things That Inspired Me This Week Vol. 11

It’s Sunday, so this means that it’s time for a beauty/makeup (and not only) inspiration of the week.

By the way, you can follow me on Pinterest as I try to post there several times per week. It is more personal and not only about makeup.

First of all, I am loving this  timeless beauty look created by Wendy Rowe for Burberry for Harrods Of London which I’ve spotted on Twitter.

I have never tried Deborah Lippmann products but after the feature over at Karla Sugar and the video with Deborah, I am now in love with her! What a great personality and  professional. This video is almost 30 minutes but I highly recommend watching it!

You probably know that I am a huge fan of Dior’s makeup for all the shows as it always looks stunning. Vogue UK have chosen their favourite Pat McGrath looks for Dior. And here is one that

Beauty Related Things That Inspired Me This Week. Vol 9

It’s been a while since I did a feature like this… So here are some images that inspired me this week! I could post so much more but here are a few of my favourites.

Here’s the first look on the Dita Von Teese’s makeup collection for ArtDeco which should be available from June.

I absolutely love the eye makeup of Victoria Beckham on the cover of the May 2012 issue of UK Harper’s Bazaar.

Here is a also a story called ‘Dinner with Dolce & Gabbana’ from US Harper’s Bazaar April 2012. Photographer: Terry Richardson, Stylist: Andrew Richardson, Hair: Malcolm Edwards, Makeup: Lucia Pica.

All the girls look amazing: dresses, makeup and style, very Dolce & Gabbana!

Ginta Lapina in

Sneak Peak: Lancome Spring 2011

Lancome showed their nail polishes for Spring 2011 which will be used at Victoria Beckham’s fashion show. Looking nice!