Jan 31, 2013
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He had us at hello.
Tom Cruise relived some of his best performances in a live montage on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night.
The video is nine minutes long (so grab a coffee before you tune in), but totally worth the watch to hear the Oscar nom utter some of his most famous lines like "I have the need, the need for speed" and "Show me the money!"
Also hilarious: a surprise guest appearance around the four-minute mark.
Bust a move!
Devin Brugman used to need to wear three sports bras to get through a workout. (She’s a 32DDD.) “The only options were these maternity-style harness bras or slim, sexy types,” says Brugman, the co-founder of the A Bikini a Day Instagram and website. (Yes, she and bestie Natasha Oakley pose in swimwear every day; no, they are not insane.) So she designed her own bra, the “Devin,” for her Monday Active sportswear line. Here are her non-negotiables:
We need this so our breasts stay in place and because it prevents the stretching of the Cooper’s ligaments – the connective tissue in the breasts. (Stretching = sagging.) “Eighty percent of the strength and support of the bra is in the band,” says Jenine LaFayette of Brooks Running Canada. “It’s like the foundation of a house.” (The band should be tighter than your typical bra, so you may need to go down a size.)
If the cup is wrinkling, it’s too small and can chafe. Make sure it sits smoothly over the breasts.
Run in place, squat or do your best Britney Spears impression while trying on the bra in the change room. If it’s even the slightest bit pinchy, walk away.
(Don’t) free the nipple
Sleeping in a sports bra won’t make your girls perkier (sorry), but it can reduce pre-period tenderness. “It feels better because your breasts aren’t moving around at night,” says Dr. Ruth Heisey of Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
“Devin” Bra, Monday Active ($161), at bandier.com.
The It girl preaches less foundation and more authenticity.
‘Twas the night before my interview with Dree Hemingway, the face of Chloé Fleur de Parfum, and I found myself lost in the depths of her Instagram feed. The model/actress' stream of chic bohemian photos had me double tapping, wondering how I could also be this inherently cool. The next morning when the interview started, I was thrilled to discover our mutual love for vintage shopping (as one feels when they discover some level on which they can relate to a model). “I really wish I had more time in Toronto to explore all of the vintage shops!" she enthused. "You guys have so many!”
Hemingway (yes, she's the kin of esteemed American novelist Ernest Hemingway), is widely known for her laid-back attitude and no-makeup aesthetic. When I asked her about this, she laughed. “If you cover yourself up too much, your spirit can’t shine through!” But, of course!
Here, four chic tips from face of Chloé Fleur de Parfum on low-maintenance beauty and living an authentic life.
“Sometimes it can be easy to get pigeonholed as a 'blond'. I got my septum piercing to be a little bit different, to let people know I’m not what they might expect. I got it pierced this past June, but I go through phases of loving it and wanting to take it out. That's why I could never get a tattoo.”
"[I admire] French women. I lived in Paris when I first started modelling and would observe their approach to beauty. Nothing is fussy. If they put a lip on, that’s it. They only accent one element. [I'm also inspired by] '70s beach vibes and my aunt Margaux; I have so many beautiful photos of her. I’ve always been attracted to the Chloé woman and her way of life, the ease. It's light, delicate and free-spirited."
“I think that it is really nice to let your natural colouring shine through. I never cover my cheeks with foundation or anything, and I don’t cover my eyes either, because I like the natural pigmentation that your body has. It's almost like your own natural eyeshadow.”
"Laugh and smile everyday like you mean it; it's illuminating. And don’t pick your pimples."
Chloé Fleur de Parfum Spray ($122 for 50mL), at sephora.com.
Food-based beauty products you don't have to make yourself.
If you primarily use your kitchen as a place to store utensils for your UberEats deliveries, it’s unlikely you’re the type to whip up homemade beauty products. These fruit-and vegetable-based face masks will add more nutrition to your life (if not to your diet).
When Lev Glazman, co-founder of Fresh Beauty, set out to make a brightening face mask, he used food-grade-level citrus fruits that contain powerful natural alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) to make up half of the ingredient list. Naturally sourced ingredients can also be antibacterial (honey), anti-inflammatory (blueberry extract) and even firming (green banana and thyme).
No time to mask, you say? Take your cue from Glazman, who says he masks while doing almost anything: “I drink tea, I watch TV,” he says. “My daughters and I love watching reruns of Sex and the City.” Count us in.
1) Erborian Pâte au Ginseng Black Concentrated Mask ($76), at sephora.ca.
2) Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel ($113.38), at reneerouleau.com.
3) Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask ($55), at sephora.ca.
4) Tata Harper Purifying Mask ($87), at tataharperskincare.com.
5) The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask ($28), at thebodyshop.ca.
6) Clarins Extra-Firming Mask ($65), at clarins.ca.
7) Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask ($80), at sephora.ca.
8) Éminence Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque ($45), at thefacialroom.ca.
9) Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque ($45), at kiehl's.ca.