Drew Barrymore ‘clawed’ her way back into shape after having children

Drew Barrymore had to “claw” her way back into shape after struggling to accept her changing body following two pregnancies.Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the 50 First Dates actress opened up on her experiences with body confidence in a candid post,…

Drew Barrymore had to “claw” her way back into shape after struggling to accept her changing body following two pregnancies.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the 50 First Dates actress opened up on her experiences with body confidence in a candid post, and told her followers that since having her daughters Olive, seven, and five-year-old Frankie, she’s worked hard to feel positive about how she looks.

“I go up and I go down. The roller coaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride,” she began her post, alongside a before and after picture. “I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them! It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls. So, whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on!”

Drew went on to confess that even though she feels in awe of what her body can create, she has had low points and wanted to hide away and cry.

“That said, there have been times I have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good!” the 44-year-old explained. “It takes so much for me to look decent. I have to eat just right and work my a*s off!

“I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury Doughboy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls).

Elsewhere in the post, Drew urged her 12 million followers to stop comparing themselves to “thin” post-natal women in Hollywood who have snapped back into shape after having a baby.

“If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too!” she shared, adding that she isn’t starving herself anymore as she’s found the perfect balance, thanks to her trainer Marnie Alton. “It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be. And it’s not perfect. But it’s me.”

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Drew Barrymore: ‘I don’t feel good about myself during photoshoots’

Drew Barrymore dislikes what she sees when she checks her appearance during photoshoots. The Charlie’s Angels actress has been posing for photographers for decades, having found fame as a young child. However, Drew now believes she’s nearing a time whe…

Drew Barrymore dislikes what she sees when she checks her appearance during photoshoots.

The Charlie’s Angels actress has been posing for photographers for decades, having found fame as a young child. However, Drew now believes she’s nearing a time when she will stop doing them altogether because she has become increasingly critical and spends the duration of the shoot obsessing over how she looks in the monitor.

“It gets harder as you get older,” she confessed on the Allure podcast. “I will see the monitor all the time at photoshoots and just think, ‘Holy hell. I hate what I’m seeing. I don’t feel good about myself. Where did my chin go? Why is it inside my neck? Why are my two eyes so different? Why does the hair not look right? Oh my God! My puffiness, my dark circles. I will literally eviscerate myself.’ And I just think, ‘You know what? Eventually, I don’t want to do this anymore because I don’t want to look at myself that way.'”

The 44-year-old, who also runs a production company and a beauty brand, added that her self-criticism pours over into her work and she never feels like she’s doing a good job.

“All I do is like beat myself up and expect and demand more. I’m really hard on myself,” Drew shared. “I never kick back, put up my feet, and go, ‘You did a good job on that.'”

Yet, having been famous for many years, the mother-of-two has learned to pay no attention to other people’s opinions.

“There were a lot of things I had to go through in front of everybody that were not comfortable. Ultimately, it led to such a great freedom to not have to pretend to be perfect,” she stated. “You cannot be living your life looking and seeking exterior validation. It’s going to be a very exhausting journey.”

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Priyanka Chopra named as brand ambassador for Crocs

Priyanka Chopra has been tapped to star in Crocs’ new campaign.The Sky Is Pink actress is to front the U.S. footwear brand’s upcoming Come As You Are imagery, which is due to be released in 2020. In the first image for the campaign, Priyanka is seen p…

Priyanka Chopra has been tapped to star in Crocs’ new campaign.

The Sky Is Pink actress is to front the U.S. footwear brand’s upcoming Come As You Are imagery, which is due to be released in 2020.

In the first image for the campaign, Priyanka is seen posing in a light green blazer and blue jeans, with her look accessorised with a pair of mint green Classic Clogs.

“Priyanka embodies the ethos of Come As You Are with her unique and expressive style and fashion sensibility,” said Terence Reilly, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Crocs.

“As the campaign transitions into empowering people to proclaim and express their one-of-a-kindness, she will be a beacon for how some of our newest 2020 collections can be uniquely styled to suit individual personalities and lifestyles, showcasing that being yourself, being comfortable and looking stylish are not mutually exclusive.”

In addition, Priyanka and bosses at Crocs are gearing up to unveil a joint collaboration which will benefit the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). As a long-standing Goodwill Ambassador for the organisation, the 37-year-old will work closely with Crocs on a series of donations to aid children around the world.

The other new brand ambassadors to join Priyanka at Crocs will be announced early next year. Previously, stars to appear in the Come As You Are campaign over the past four years have included Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Dormer, Drew Barrymore, and John Cena.

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Drew Barrymore loved having red hair in early 2000s

Drew Barrymore adored the bright red shade she dyed her hair in the early 2000s.The Never Been Kissed actress is quite the style chameleon, and over the years, has experimented with all sorts of hair colours, ranging from platinum blonde to auburn and …

Drew Barrymore adored the bright red shade she dyed her hair in the early 2000s.

The Never Been Kissed actress is quite the style chameleon, and over the years, has experimented with all sorts of hair colours, ranging from platinum blonde to auburn and brunette.

Reflecting on her constantly changing locks in an interview for the September 2019 issue of U.S. InStyle magazine, Drew pinpointed the crimson hair colour she had for the cover of the September 2000 issue as one of her favourite hues.

“My hair had grown out. Hair is obviously a very big thing with me. That time it was red; I just love red-toned hair. It’s so flattering to the skin. If I ever see a redheaded girl, I’m like, ‘She’s so hot,'” she commented to the publication. “Matthew Rolston shot that cover. He was a good friend of mine, and I think it’s nice when a photographer makes you look like yourself. It’s always alarming when you see photos and think, ‘That doesn’t look like me.'”

Drew, who currently has honey-blonde locks, went on to recall another hair-related memory from her first InStyle cover shoot in 1999 when she was having the “worst hair day” and relied upon the hairstylists to get her ready for a date that evening.

“I actually had a date that night with an actor. I was so excited to go on a date with this guy with good hair, but it turned out that the hair was much better than the date,” the 44-year-old remembered.

Elsewhere in the chat, Drew spoke about how she felt the most beautiful following the birth of her daughters Olive, six, and Frankie, five, who she shares with ex-husband Will Kopelman.

While her figure has changed after having children, the star wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I was built to have these girls, and I have never fallen prey to the Hollywood stigma about how a woman is supposed to look. That’s the dumbest thing. I love girls and women. They rule my universe,” she added.

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Drew Barrymore defends sharing her expensive must-have beauty products

Drew Barrymore has defended sharing her expensive must-have skincare products in a video on Instagram.The actress and founder of cosmetics and skincare brand Flower Beauty revealed her top luxury picks to her 11.8 million followers for the latest insta…

Drew Barrymore has defended sharing her expensive must-have skincare products in a video on Instagram.

The actress and founder of cosmetics and skincare brand Flower Beauty revealed her top luxury picks to her 11.8 million followers for the latest instalment of her annual ‘Beauty Junkie Week’.

The 44-year-old shared her high-end selections, including one face serum priced at $145 (£116), and defended her selections by insisting they were worth the hefty price tag.

“#Warning This is the expensive luxury product list. The high roller of products. I am talking about a 3 step strategy with them. But any one of them truly stand on their own and are truly worth the money,” Drew captioned the video. “And you can also use very sparing amounts and really stretch them all out for maximum usage that makes them last a long time too.”

The 50 First Dates star begins her morning routine with Christine Chin’s Cell Gold Toner, which retails for $28 (£23), and then slathers on the first of her “really elegant products” – Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops, a versatile serum which contains SPF 50 sun protection and costs $145.

Drew’s final luxury skincare product is Chanel’s La Solution 10, a multi-tasking moisturiser made from just 10 ingredients that is suitable for even very sensitive skin. It is priced between $80 (£64) to $100 (£80).

The mother-of-two explained that she uses the trio of must-haves on different days, rather than altogether, as each one is a good product to use on its own.

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Drew Barrymore exercising in a new way thanks to EMSCULPT

Drew Barrymore is exercising in a whole new way thanks to her new partnership with body-sculpting procedure EMSCULPT.The actress teamed up with BTL Aesthetics to try out the non-surgical body-shaping therapy, which claims to build muscle and burn fat i…

Drew Barrymore is exercising in a whole new way thanks to her new partnership with body-sculpting procedure EMSCULPT.

The actress teamed up with BTL Aesthetics to try out the non-surgical body-shaping therapy, which claims to build muscle and burn fat in every 30-minute session.

Barrymore is a huge fan of EMSCULPT – which can cost between $750 (£590) and $1,000 (£788) a session depending on which area of the body is being targeted – and cheekily referred to it as her “new boyfriend”.

“I’m just able to exercise in a whole new way,” she explained, and insisted that the procedure isn’t about “cutting corners” in her workouts.

“I’m not trying to fit in a bathing suit, I just want to feel good in my life… and I couldn’t get there, no matter what I did or tried. This has been the catalyst for me. And I’ve been doing it regularly. I love it,” she added.

Thanks to the treatments, Barrymore – who has daughters Olive, six, and five-year-old Frankie with ex-husband Will Kopelman – now has a much stronger core.

“Everything is different because I have this awakened core,” she gushed. “This has been a game changer for me, because I’m getting out there, I’m working out, I’m exercising, and, oh my God, the mental stability, it’s amazing.”

The 50 First Dates star also opened up about her relationship with food and diets, and revealed that she was using extreme measures to slim down for her role on the now-cancelled Netflix show, The Santa Clarita Diet.

“I would have to diet so hard that, as soon as the show was over, I’d gain it all back, because I would just be so excited for food again, and that is not balance. That’s extremes. And I hate extremes,” Barrymore confessed.

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Justin Bieber’s clothing line debuts T-shirts bearing Drew Barrymore’s image

Justin Bieber has teamed up with Drew Barrymore to release T-shirts bearing her image as part of his Drew House clothing line. The Canadian popstar was recently photographed stepping out in a T-shirt featuring the actress’ face on it, and the Charlie’…

Justin Bieber has teamed up with Drew Barrymore to release T-shirts bearing her image as part of his Drew House clothing line.

The Canadian popstar was recently photographed stepping out in a T-shirt featuring the actress’ face on it, and the Charlie’s Angels star revealed that she had helped him secure the rights to her image.

Earlier this week, the actress shared images of the T-shirts on her Instagram page, showing two models wearing a white top featuring one close-up image of Drew’s face, taken from one of her professional headshots, and Justin wearing a white T-shirt complete with a photo of Drew as a child with pigtails cuddling the iconic alien character from her 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Big Little Lies star Reese Witherspoon seemed particularly excited about the collaboration, writing in the comments, “I mean… so much to (love).”

Representatives for Drew House also shared the professional headshot T-shirt on the brand’s Instagram account.

Earlier in June, the 44-year-old told Access Live that she was big fan of Drew House and had been helping the Sorry singer create clothing bearing her image.

“We worked with him and his team at Drew and we went through a series of pictures ’cause he wants to make T-shirts, sort of like one a month kind of a thing…” she said. “I love the Drew company that he’s made. I think it is so cool, I love their advertising, I love wearing the stuff. I’m a Bieber fan, always have been… I’ve been rooting him on always.

“When he contacted me and said, ‘We’re doing this Drew thing and we’d love you to be a part of it,’ I was like, ‘Sign me up…’ I’m, like, Team Bieber!”

Justin launched Drew House, which is inspired by his middle name, earlier this year.

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Drew Barrymore a big fan of Justin Bieber’s clothing line

Drew Barrymore has given Justin Bieber’s new fashion line a big thumbs up after helping him secure the rights to her image for the project.Bieber was recently photographed stepping out in a T-shirt featuring the E.T. star’s face on it, which is part of…

Drew Barrymore has given Justin Bieber’s new fashion line a big thumbs up after helping him secure the rights to her image for the project.

Bieber was recently photographed stepping out in a T-shirt featuring the E.T. star’s face on it, which is part of his Drew House line, a reference to the singer’s middle name, and Barrymore has now revealed she helped him create some of the items.

“We worked with him and his team at Drew, which is his middle name,” the actress tells Access Live. “And we went through a series of pictures ’cause he wants to make T-shirts, sort of like one a month kind of a thing.

“I love the Drew company that he’s made. I think it is so cool, I love their advertising, I love wearing the stuff. I’m a Bieber fan, always have been. I’ve been rooting him on always. When he contacted me and said, ‘We’re doing this Drew thing and we’d love you to be a part of it’, I was like, ‘Sign me up.’ I’m, like, Team Bieber!”

The 25-year-old unveiled his Drew House label in January, nearly a year after he filed trademark applications for The House of Drew and La Maison Drew for his “clothing and wearing apparel ventures”. The Sorry star then teased details of the style venture in November, sharing the line’s logo on Instagram.

Pieces include unisex T-shirts, hoodies, pants, shorts and shirts, many printed with his smiley face mascot, with prices ranging from $50 (£39) to $150 (£119).

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Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner in the ’90s

Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner with a light-coloured lipstick in the 1990s.The Legally Blonde actress, who made her debut in 1991 film The Man in the Moon, can pull off just about any fashion or beauty trend, though tends to stick wi…

Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner with a light-coloured lipstick in the 1990s.

The Legally Blonde actress, who made her debut in 1991 film The Man in the Moon, can pull off just about any fashion or beauty trend, though tends to stick with a classic look.

However, Reese experimented with the brown lipliner fad made popular by stars like Gwen Stefani and Drew Barrymore at the height of the ’90s, though she now wishes she didn’t follow the crowd.

“I think in the ’90s when we did the thing where you had brown lip liner that was darker than my lipstick – that was an odd beauty moment. For some reason, I just took that one a long way,” she told Refinery29. “We also plucked our eyebrows really severely. I really wish I hadn’t plucked my eyebrows, but thank God they grew back.”

Reese continues to have a big fan of beauty and skincare products, though is now more focused on caring for her complexion.

And while the Elizabeth Arden ambassador genuinely uses the brand’s Retinol Ceramide Capsules, she isn’t afraid to try out drugstore products too.

“(I like to use the cleanser) Cetaphil. I use the face wash, and I travel with it. I like the Revlon eyelash curler; it’s as good as any eyelash curler I’ve ever used. I love drugstore make-up, too. I remember going as a little girl to the drugstore down the street from my grandmother’s house, and I’d spend hours looking at nail polish and lipstick and blush,” the 43-year-old recalled.

Recently, Reese also shared that she looks to her 19-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe for make-up tips as the teenager has become quite the cosmetics whizz, especially when it comes to the application of eyeliner and highlighter.

“If I have to do my make-up for a dinner or something, I’ll be like, ‘Ava, can you fix my eyeshadow? I can’t remember what goes in the crease,’ because she has this intense knowledge about how to shade. It’s crazy,” she smiled.

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Drew Barrymore partners with Walmart on home decor line

Drew Barrymore has partnered with Walmart on an extensive new home decor line.The Hollywood actress first launched a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner in 2013, and has since gone on to expand the collection to include fragrance and eyewear. No…

Drew Barrymore has partnered with Walmart on an extensive new home decor line.

The Hollywood actress first launched a range of cosmetics under the Flower banner in 2013, and has since gone on to expand the collection to include fragrance and eyewear.

Now, Drew has partnered with executives at the U.S. retail giant on a 220-item range of decor and furniture, which will begin rolling out online and instore on Thursday (28Mar19).

“Drew Barrymore Flower Home is a whimsical, unpretentious collection of furniture and decor,” a Walmart spokesperson said of the designs. “Inspired by Drew’s own personal aesthetic – and her ability to draw from every genre, style, and era – these gorgeous furnishings and must-have accents help you create a home that truly feels like an amazing mosaic map of yourself and your life.”

Utilising bright colours and a bohemian feel, furniture pieces include chairs, sofas, and tables, while Drew’s eclectic taste is also apparent in floral print dinnerware sets, glass light fixtures, quirky wall art, bookends, mirrors, and vases.

Items are priced from $18 to $899 (£13 – £685), with pieces separated into three categories; Eclectically collected, Modern tropical, and Vintage florals.

Drew took a hands-on approach to the process, right down to creating original patterns for furniture. The mother-of-two is very pleased with the final result, and in an interview with WWD, insisted that anyone can recreate her interior set-ups in their own homes.

“I love art everywhere, art on top of books and bookshelves with picture lights, and pillows and pops of colour everywhere,” the 44-year-old smiled. “I wanted to create rooms that were very easy to understand, and things are going to go together, but it’s not all one note. I hate one note. I’ve always been turned off by the designer-y look.”

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