Lea Michele loves to indulge in relaxing baths

Lea Michele finds taking a luxurious bath to be the best way to relax.The actress/singer always turns heads on the red carpet and is known for her flawless complexion and shiny brunette locks. While Lea has a very busy schedule with her work on TV show…

Lea Michele finds taking a luxurious bath to be the best way to relax.

The actress/singer always turns heads on the red carpet and is known for her flawless complexion and shiny brunette locks.

While Lea has a very busy schedule with her work on TV show The Mayor and planning her upcoming nuptials to Zandy Reich, she has now shared that finds the best way to slow down at the end of the day is a long soak in the tub.

“I am a really big fan of (Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand) Goop, and I love their detox bath salts at the end of the day or even before an event if I want to relax or detox,” she told People.com. “I love using their charcoal one as well – all of them are incredible and the complete detox line is fantastic. I can detox my system or I use them to get my skin to look its absolute best.”

When Lea has more time to spare, she will call up her friend Emma Roberts and book in a session at Shape House, an “urban sweat” lodge.

Or she will ask Ashley Tisdale to go for a massage with her.

“We get massages together, she loves beauty. She will tell me all of her favourite little beauty things,” the 31-year-old smiled.

During the interview, Lea explained that she is boosting her health by taking Olly Vitamins, the company she is a brand ambassador for. And she also abides by a mostly plant-based diet.

“Beauty is not just on the outside. Getting to feel and look your absolute best starts from the inside out,” she added. “I go back and forth in between pescatarian and vegetarian diet, and I love doing cleanses when I can. I see results in my skin and in my hair, the texture of my hair, and my overall energy level.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow teams with Lilly Pulitzer on Goop line

Gwyneth Paltrow has co-designed a five-piece collection with Lilly Pulitzer for Goop.Goop, Gwyneth’s lifestyle company, is no stranger to teaming up with big-name brands, working with Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney and Nicole Richie’s House of H…

Gwyneth Paltrow has co-designed a five-piece collection with Lilly Pulitzer for Goop.

Goop, Gwyneth’s lifestyle company, is no stranger to teaming up with big-name brands, working with Christian Louboutin, Stella McCartney and Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow 1960 in the past.

Now, American brand Lilly Pulitzer is getting the Goop treatment.

“I felt so inspired looking through Slim Aarons’ photos of these glamorous, elegant women dressed in Lilly Pulitzer. The opportunity to reinvent the aesthetic has been a lot of fun,” Gwyneth said in a statement, referencing photographer Slim’s images of Rockefeller and Vanderbilt women wearing Lilly Pulitzer.

Working with Mira Fain, Lilly Pulitzer’s executive vice president of product design and development, Gwyneth came up with the Kiss Kiss print, a swirly pink and white design, which features across all five pieces, including the Paltrow Blouse, Gwyneth Stretch Shift Dress, Lilly Maxi Skirt, Palm Beach Silk Maxi Dress and the Palm Beach Tote.

“This was an exciting and fun creative collaboration. We were delighted to work with Gwyneth Paltrow and the talented Goop team and bring to life a capsule collection that highlights the best of both brands” Mira said. “While designing the collection, we were thrilled to hear Gwyneth share her memories of wearing Lilly Pulitzer during the summer visits to The Hamptons.”

Prices range from $398 (£303) for the silk maxi to $88 (£67) for the tote.

The Goop x Lilly Pulitzer collection is available online, at Goop’s Sag Harbor pop-up in The Hamptons, New York, and in Lilly Pulitzer stores across America.

Lilly Pulitzer, Inc. was founded by late socialite and designer Lillian Pulitzer Rousseau in 1959.

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Goop partner with U.S. hotel chain on new fitness classes

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is branching out into fitness classes after partnering with Westin Hotels & Resorts.The brand is dedicated to healthy living, and now fans can take part in special classes, called G. Sport Sessions, this summer (1…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop is branching out into fitness classes after partnering with Westin Hotels & Resorts.

The brand is dedicated to healthy living, and now fans can take part in special classes, called G. Sport Sessions, this summer (18).

A-list trainer, and regular Goop contributor, Tracy Anderson is leading the classes with a 45-minute workout session.

Participants will also get the chance to take part in a Q&A reception with Westin Fresh by The Juicery and will receive a Goop-curated gift bag with its new G. Sport activewear, G. Soak bath salts, Goop Glow and a Westin fitness accessory.

“At Goop, we believe wellness can be transformative for both your body and your mind, but we also know how hard it is to keep up your healthy routines during the summer. We hope G. Sport Sessions will be a way for guests to carve out time for themselves,” Megan O’Neill, senior beauty editor at Goop, said in a statement. “We incorporated some of our favourite things to create the experience, including a sweat session with Tracy, amazing food and a grab bag of luxurious Goop products.”

Sessions are priced at $150 (£113), and tickets are available online now.

The first session takes place at The Westin Chicago River North on 28 July, followed by a second at The Westin Austin (Texas) Downtown on 25 August.

As well as training celebrities including Gwyneth, Lena Dunham and Victoria Beckham, Tracy also recently launched a versatile fitness collection on shopping channel QVC, in partnership with G.I.L.I., by Jill Martin.

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Gwyneth Paltrow invests in plus-size brand Universal Standard

Gwyneth Paltrow is among a group of entrepreneurs who have invested $7 million (£4.9 million) into plus-size brand Universal Standard.The 45-year-old actress, who has found huge success with her lifestyle brand Goop, is branching into plus-size fashio…

Gwyneth Paltrow is among a group of entrepreneurs who have invested $7 million (£4.9 million) into plus-size brand Universal Standard.

The 45-year-old actress, who has found huge success with her lifestyle brand Goop, is branching into plus-size fashion by pledging her support for the direct-to-consumer, season-less brand.

According to Business of Fashion, the Iron Man star is among a group of entrepreneurs who have contributed to the company, set up by fashion journalist Alexandra Waldman and private equity veteran Polina Veksler in September 2015.

It’s a change for Gwyneth, who didn’t include plus-size clothing in her Goop clothing label when it launched in 2016. Other investors reportedly include MatchesFashion founders Tom and Ruth Chapman, Toms founder Blake Mycoskie, SoulCycle boss Elizabeth Cutler as well as Sweetgreen’s Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet.

The cash injection will likely be used to aid the brand’s expansion, while also focusing on fabric innovation and the extension of size offerings. While the brand originally offered stylish essentials from a U.S. size 10 to a 28, it is hoping to offer sizes 6 to 32 in the coming year. The funding will also be used to help brand awareness and build a network of showrooms across America.

Among Universal Standard’s unique selling points, which is believed to have been largely responsible for attracting the attention of investors, is their Universal Fit Liberty initiative, which sees them replace purchases in a new size if the customer’s size fluctuates over the course of a year. This has helped them attract new customers, given that some have previously been unwilling to purchase larger clothes because they view their size as a “temporary circumstance”.

“Spending anything over $19.99 (£14.20) became a pain point because it was like making a commitment to your size,” Waldman explained. “We wanted to relieve the anxiety of that purchase decision, from both an emotional standpoint and a financial standpoint.”

The clothes that are returned to the brand as part of the Universal Fit Liberty initiative are donated to charity.

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