4 healing balms you need in your life right now.
These bleak days of hiver test both our will to live and our skin’s ability to stay hydrated. And much like how a generous pour of Okanagan Pinot can top up our emotional reservoir, these waxy balms restore and seal in lost moisture. Soapwalla founder Rachel Winard’s The Balm, which she calls a “miracle product,” took hundreds of formula tweaks and three years to fine-tune. The jellylike moisturizer reduces redness and soothes damaged tissue so your skin won’t look like Jon Snow’s when he’s coming back from beyond the Wall. “Infusions of calendula, arnica and St. John’s wort work synergistically to reduce swelling and calm redness,” says Winard.
L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Eye Balm ($90), at loccitane.com.
Soapwalla The Balm Concentrated Repair Balm ($78), at soapwallakitchen.com.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm ($72), at nealsyardremedies.com.
Éminence Organic Skin Care Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm ($88), at thefacialroom.ca.
City of stars...looks like the Hollywood gods are smiling upon Lalaland this Oscar season! Also: Meryl Streep.
The nominations are rolling in as we type, and it's looking like a big day for everyone's favourite Ryan Gosling / Emma Stone fronted musical. With 14 nominations, it's the most nominated musical of all time (sorry Mary Poppins).
Speaking of most nominations...Meryl Streep just got a nod for her work in Florence Foster Jenkins, which just made her the most nominated person in Academy Award history.
Other notable nominations:
Canada's Denis Villeneuve as best director for Arrival!
Lion is getting an unexpected amount of love—best picture, best supporting actor and actress for Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. (Remember when we interviewed Rooney Mara about her experience on the film?)
Angelina Jolie is the face of Guerlain's latest fragrance. Image by: Getty
Here's what we know so far.
Angelina Jolie has a new gig as the face of Guerlain's upcoming fragrance. The name of the perfume and details about the notes have not yet been released. Here's what we do know: According to the press release, the partnership was decided back in December 2015 while Jolie was directing a movie in Cambodia. Her first exposure to the brand was through her mother, who loved their powder. Perfumer Thierry Wasser was inspired by the actress/director to create a scent that expressed "the notes of a woman." Jolie donated the money she made from the campaign, which will launch in March, to charity.
We will update this post as we learn more.
Katherine Heigl at a party in Hollywood this summer. Image by: Getty
Proof you can keep some things secret in Hollywood if you want to.
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are the proud parents of a baby boy – for almost a month now! The parents, who welcomed son Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr. on Dec. 20, just confirmed the happy news to People Magazine. The Grey's Anatomy star and her musician husband also have two daughters, Adalaide, 4, and Naleigh, 8.
Heigl had previously said that the pregnancy was a surprise. (Both their daughters are adopted.) "We’ve known for awhile that we wanted to add to our family and frankly didn’t really care how we chose to do that. We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible. Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I’m of advanced maternal age, I wasn’t sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!"