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.
James Charles, the first male face of CoverGirl.
James Charles, the first male face of CoverGirl.Source: Instagram.com/jcharlesbeauty
"I truly hope that this shows that anyone and everyone can wear makeup."
Today, CoverGirl announced the first-ever male face of the brand: James Charles. The 17-year-old makeup wizard (example: this) and beauty vlogger has a following of nearly half a million people on Instagram.
"All of our CoverGirls are role models and boundary-breakers, fearlessly expressing themselves, standing up for what they believe, and redefining what it means to be beautiful," the brand says in a press release. "James Charles is no exception. One year ago, he boldly chose to launch his Instagram to the world, using transformative, dynamic makeup looks to showcase the many facets of his personality, serving as an inspiration to anyone who might have been afraid to do the same."
"I am so beyond excited and overwhelmed and happy and astonished and of course, SHOOK, to announce that I am the newest face of @covergirl," Charles posted on Instagram. "First ever male ambassador for the brand and I am so honored and excited to be working with such an iconic brand."
So far perks of the gig include filming a commercial with fellow CoverGirl Katy Perry — the product, So Lashy by blastPRO, is a "universal mascara designed to work on all lash types," expected to launch later this month — having Zendaya follow you on social media and copious amounts of makeup to work with (we can only presume).
Charles' role will include creating "tips, tricks and how-tos," so stay tuned for what are sure to be many amazing tutorials to come.
I am so beyond excited and overwhelmed and happy and astonished and of course, SHOOK, to announce that I am the newest face of @covergirl. First ever male ambassador for the brand and I am so honored and excited to be working with such an iconic brand. I started my Instagram one year ago to inspire others and as an artistic outlet to challenge myself creatively. I truly hope that this shows that anyone and everyone can wear makeup and can do anything if you work hard. I can't wait to share with you all what we have in store, but trust me when I say it's gonna be real good. 😊💕 make sure you check out @covergirl's page for more info coming soon, and my new bff @katyperry as well for a cute pic! 😉 Thank you all so much. This would not be possible without all of you.
THE SECRETS OUT.. so beyond excited to finally announce that I am the new face of #COVERGIRL and the first ever coverBOY. 😱 I am so thankful and excited and cannot wait to show you all what we have in store. Make sure you go check out @covergirl on Instagram for more info! AND YES I know I have lipstick on my teeth 😬😂 it was a looonnnnggg day.
So you know the guy who directed Black Swan and also Requiem for a Dream? Well, apparently he's also dating Jennifer Lawrence.
A 'friend' of J.Law's has told People mag that the A-lister / Emma Stone bestie and director Darren Aronofsky are casually hanging out, seeing where this goes, just enjoying each other's company etc etc etc.
It is worth noting, however, that while the couple were spotted together this summer, Aronofsky did also just wrap directing LawJ in a movie, the upcoming Untitled Darren Aronofsky Project. (That's actually what it's called RN).
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's fourth wedding anniversary was super R-O-M-A-N-T-I-C. The celebrity couple and parents to 18-month-old Silas kept it ultra low-key, ringing in the occasion with some wine...and an intense game of Scrabble.
Jessica shared an Instagram of the date night, bragging that she was finally able to beat her hubby. “I played ‘sardine’ and got the 50 bonus points! Guess who is no longer undefeated," she said.