Reese Witherspoon shares her go-to green smoothie recipe

Reese Witherspoon has finally shared the recipe for her favourite green smoothie with fans.The Legally Blonde actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video in which she explained that she skips breakfast and has the healthy drink each day about…

Reese Witherspoon has finally shared the recipe for her favourite green smoothie with fans.

The Legally Blonde actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video in which she explained that she skips breakfast and has the healthy drink each day about 10 or 11am.

“This is the smoothie that I drink every single day, and I have probably for eight years, nine years, I don’t even know,” she said, noting that she doesn’t get hungry again until about 1pm. “It has a lot of vegetables in it.”

After explaining that the recipe is inspired by Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie, Reese took two heads of romaine lettuce, fresh spinach, celery, one pear, one apple, a banana, one lemon, as well as half a cup of coconut water and popped them into a blender.

Depending on what is in her fridge at the time, she will also sometimes add in other green vegetables, a scoop of protein powder, or some almond butter.

“You can put in anything green (from) the refrigerator. If you have lettuce and you didn’t make that salad that you wanted to make, you can put it in there,” the 44-year-old said, before insisting that the smoothie is delicious. “I know it looks like it tastes gross. But it tastes so good! It’s so good, I love it so much.”

And elsewhere in the clip, Reese credited her Little Fires Everywhere co-star Kerry Washington with introducing her to the recipe a decade ago.

“I sat next to (Kerry) at an awards show and I didn’t really know her, but I said, ‘Your skin is so beautiful. What do you do?’ and she said, ‘I think it’s from this drink that I drink. It’s really changed my skin and it makes my hair and nails really strong.’ So thank you, Kerry, for sharing the recipe,” she smiled.

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Sarah Jessica Parker selling version of Carrie Bradshaw’s mismatched heels

Sarah Jessica Parker is selling a new version of her Sex and the City character’s iconic pair of mismatched heels.In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie Bradshaw heads to Los Angeles with Miranda…

Sarah Jessica Parker is selling a new version of her Sex and the City character’s iconic pair of mismatched heels.

In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie Bradshaw heads to Los Angeles with Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon, and Samantha Jones, portrayed by Kim Cattrall.

At one point, the fashionista steps out in a floral dress and a pair of pink and blue mismatched strappy Christian Louboutin sandals, with the eclectic look turning out to be a longstanding favourite among fans.

Now, Parker has partnered with the team who run popular Instagram account Every Outfit on Sex & the City on a mismatched shoe, called Rogue, for her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear brand.

“Going Rogue over at @SJPCollection. In collaboration with our friends at @everyoutfitonSATC, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our highly anticipated mis-matched sandal. A not-so-subtle nod to a certain very special lady’s well documented footwear moment from many years ago,” the actress wrote alongside a photo of the brand-new design.

In addition, bosses at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker will donate 20 per cent of the proceeds of the limited-edition pink and yellow satin designs to The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based organisation that provides employment and training to low-income individuals who manufacture sleeping bag coats for those in need.

The project soon caught the attention of Parker’s celebrity friends, with Kerry Washington commenting, “LOOOOOOOOOOVE,” and Michelle Pfeiffer adding: “So beautiful.”

The Rogue designs are priced at $385 (£296) and are now available to purchase from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker website.

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Eva Longoria: ‘Directing is a challenge’

Eva Longoria has found directing to be very challenging.The Desperate Housewives actress, who first tried her hand at directing with episodes of TV shows such as Black-ish and Jane the Virgin, is making her feature film directorial debut with the comed…

Eva Longoria has found directing to be very challenging.

The Desperate Housewives actress, who first tried her hand at directing with episodes of TV shows such as Black-ish and Jane the Virgin, is making her feature film directorial debut with the comedy 24-7, which she will follow up with biopic Flamin’ Hot.

Longoria has found directing to be difficult, so to aid the process, she has surrounded herself by the best possible crew.

“Directing is a challenge — period,” Longoria told Yahoo Entertainment. “You have to be prepared no matter who you are, male or female… there are so many obstacles women face — second-guessing and sexism still persists… you just got to hire the right people to surround yourself with. I’ve had amazing experiences with (directors of photography) and crews supporting me. But I know that’s not universal. And I’ve heard those horror stories.”

Flamin’ Hot is a biopic about Richard Montanez, a Mexican immigrant and former janitor at Frito-Lay who invented the spicy Cheetos flavour and worked his way up the business.

The 44-year-old explained that she wanted to direct the project because it is important for her to represent the Latinx community onscreen.

“I got the job because I was prepared and I was authentic with my point of view,” she continued. “Richard Montanez’s story is my story. And it’s many people’s stories. When people say, ‘…you know, people who look like you won’t get the shot,’ that’s when you try harder. I really loved that aspect of it. And I think they respected my point of view and how I wanted to make the movie.”

Longoria is also producing and starring in 24-7 alongside Kerry Washington. It follows a group of accountants who band together to solve a fraud case.

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Kerry Washington felt ’empowered’ in risque Golden Globes ensemble

Kerry Washington felt “empowered” in the racy ensemble she wore to the Golden Globes last month. The Scandal star stepped out onto the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton hotel wearing a daring black Altuzarra ensemble which was comprised of a skirt with …

Kerry Washington felt “empowered” in the racy ensemble she wore to the Golden Globes last month.

The Scandal star stepped out onto the red carpet at The Beverly Hilton hotel wearing a daring black Altuzarra ensemble which was comprised of a skirt with a thigh-high slit and a blazer with nothing underneath except for a bejewelled harness.

In a cover interview with U.S. InStyle magazine, Kerry explained that the outfit made her feel sexy and empowered that the same time.

“It was both really sexual and sensual but also extremely empowered and boundaried,” she said. “My favourite compliment was when this woman came up to me and said that she loved it because it was ‘so sexy’ but it also implied that ‘you can look but you can’t touch.'”

The 43-year-old also received praise from her fellow celebrities during the evening, although Isla Fisher was concerned she was going to expose herself.

“Isla Fisher was at a table with J.Lo, and Isla was like, ‘I’m so stressed out. I just feel like Kerry’s jacket is going to fly open, and it’s going to be a disaster,'” Kerry recalled. “Jennifer Lopez, who is the queen of Topstick (tape), just turned to her and said, ‘She’s fine!’ Jennifer and I are from the same neighbourhood in The Bronx, so she’s always looked out for me.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the actress, who is an ambassador and creative consultant for skincare brand Neutrogena, explained that she keeps in shape by doing exercises such as Pilates and yoga, while she and her children are big fans of swimming too.

“My husband teased me that if I did the (DNA test) 23andMe, it would come back 11 per cent mermaid. My kids are the same way. They’re just fish,” she joked.

Kerry and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha, who have been married since 2013, are parents to Isabelle, five, and Caleb, three.

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Tracee Ellis Ross: ‘I used to beat my curls into submission’

Tracee Ellis Ross tried to “beat her curls into submission” when she was younger because she believed her natural hair wasn’t the “right” look. The Black-ish actress took to Instagram over the weekend to post a slideshow of pictures showing her differe…

Tracee Ellis Ross tried to “beat her curls into submission” when she was younger because she believed her natural hair wasn’t the “right” look.

The Black-ish actress took to Instagram over the weekend to post a slideshow of pictures showing her different hairstyles over the years and explained to her followers that it took her a long time to accept and love her locks. Tracee also recalled how she damaged her hair by trying out different ways to relax her curls.

“I can literally chronicle my journey of self-acceptance through my journey with my hair. Growing up, society told me there was a right way to wear my hair and a right way to look,” she candidly wrote in the caption. “Those ideals didn’t match what I saw in the mirror, so I tried to beat my curls into submission- putting body lotion in my hair, sleeping in rollers, blowouts, relaxers, texturisers, ponytails so tight they gave me a headache; and I even whipped out an iron (the kind you use for clothes) in an attempt to straighten it that way.

“Trying to make my hair look ‘easy and breezy’, ‘bouncin’ and behavin” actually had the opposite effect (sic). My hair was broken, damaged, and tired of trying to be something that it wasn’t.”

But one day, Tracee, who is the daughter of singer Diana Ross and music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein, finally decided to give up the products and embrace her signature tresses.

“It was a long road to knowing, understanding and, eventually, loving my curls. Now I just let them be the happy little ringlets and zigzags of joy they want to be,” the 46-year-old concluded.

Scandal actress Kerry Washington heaped praise on Tracee in the comments section and said she loves her curls too.

“I love this! And I love you! And MY curls love YOUR curls and I’m so grateful that ALL the curls are all FAB & FEIRCE (sic) & FREE,” she posted alongside a string of heart emojis.

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Brandon Maxwell ‘blessed’ to dress so many powerful women

Brandon Maxwell feels “blessed” to have outfitted some of the world’s most influential women.The designer has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founding his own women’s ready-to-w…

Brandon Maxwell feels “blessed” to have outfitted some of the world’s most influential women.

The designer has quickly risen up the ranks of the fashion world, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012 and founding his own women’s ready-to-wear label in 2015.

Former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis are among the names who have worn Maxwell’s ensembles, and during an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday night (17Apr19) he gushed over his A-list clients.

“It’s incredible, it’s the best,” he shared. “I’ve been really lucky in my life growing up and now in my work to be surrounded by and work with women whose primary focus is to leave the world a better place. It’s just a great blessing to be able to work with them. It’s always exciting when you get to see that.”

Maxwell’s profile has just received another boost too, with the fashion star being cast as a judge on the re-launch of design show Project Runway on Bravo TV.

But while his co-stars Karlie Kloss, Nina Garcia, Christian Siriano and Elaine Welteroth put a lot of effort into their appearance, the Texas native shows up in very casual attire.

“Every morning, hands down, when I go in, the security person is like, ‘Can I help you?’ and I’m like, ‘I work here. I’m here to judge the fashions!’ So yeah, it’s been a totally new experience,” the 34-year-old laughed.

During the chat, Maxwell also spoke about how he had to take four flights when he first left Texas for New York and how he had a hair mask on when he first auditioned for the Project Runway producers.

And after the show, he posted an emotional message on Instagram about how much he had enjoyed the interview.

“LET ME JUST SAY, there is no world in which I imagined this ever happening for me, ever. By some strange chance it has, and it will take the better part of a lifetime to process it,” he wrote of appearing on his first NBC late night show.

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Paul Andrew placing namesake footwear brand on hold

Paul Andrew is pushing pause on his namesake brand so he can focus on Salvatore Ferragamo.The British designer worked in the footwear and accessories departments of the likes of Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan before setting up his epo…

Paul Andrew is pushing pause on his namesake brand so he can focus on Salvatore Ferragamo.

The British designer worked in the footwear and accessories departments of the likes of Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan before setting up his eponymous line in 2012, with fans of his shoes including Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, and Kerry Washington.

But as Andrew was named as Ferragamo’s first-ever women’s footwear design director in September 2016 and promoted to creative director of the Italian house last month, the fashion star has now confirmed that he has decided to put a hold on his own range.

“It wasn’t the easiest decision by any means,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. “It wasn’t as if business was bad, and I have worked very hard to build the Paul Andrew brand into what it is today. But I’ve been offered such a big opportunity from Ferragamo, and I want it to be a success. There is a lot of work to do that will need my one focus and energy, not to mention a lot of time in Italy. This felt like the right call.”

Andrew went on to explain that his spring 2019 collection will be the last stocked in boutiques and online, though he plans to keep the company open in some form and will continue to design custom footwear for his long-running clients.

And while shuttering his label wasn’t an easy call, he emphasised that there simply wasn’t enough time in the day for him to run two businesses.

“I do feel sad, but I also know it is what I need to do, given that the double workload was already a stretch, both emotionally and physically, when I was only working on Ferragamo womenswear,” the designer reflected. “I am proud of all I have achieved under my own name. Now my mind is made up.”

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Celebrity makeup artist swears by highlighters for perfect Valentine’s Day look

Celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes relies on highlighters to create the perfect Valentine’s Day glow. Hughes, who has created memorable looks for A-list clients like Kerry Washington, Emmy Rossum and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, advises romance-s…

Celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes relies on highlighters to create the perfect Valentine’s Day glow.

Hughes, who has created memorable looks for A-list clients like Kerry Washington, Emmy Rossum and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, advises romance-seekers looking to emulate the stunning stars to go deep when it comes to skin-related products.

An ambassador for the Korean beauty brand VDL, Hughes swears by the company’s shimmering Lumilayer Primer, suggesting it offers a better look than heavy foundation.

“The skin should be dewy and radiant. Think: candle-lit skin,” she tells Us Weekly. “You don’t want to rub your highlighters in all the way – just sweep around the cheek bone and other high points, smooth any visible lines and leave it alone. You want to keep it a little wet on the face, so it will stay glowy longer.”

Hughes also loves VDL’s double-sided Wander Beauty Dualist Concealer and uses it to treat under-eye problem areas, while highlighting and contouring. When it comes to creating cheeks with a colour that pops, she suggests using the beauty label’s Creamy Stick Jelly in Heidi and suggests users should apply it with “the lightest pressure you can” on both the eyes and lips.

As for long-lasting lip colour, the makeup guru reveals Expert Color Lip Cube Fluid Velvet is her go-to: “For a super romantic long-wearing lip, press some colour on the lips with a small brush and build it up,” she adds. “If you apply in a blending motion at the lip line, you will get a soft, blurred stain.”

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Ashley Graham shows off her natural beauty in unretouched campaign for CVS

Ashley Graham shows off her stunning natural beauty as she poses in CVS’ new unretouched campaign – part of the pharmacy chain’s pledge to educate customers about the difference between authentic and digitally altered pictures.The 31-year-old Revlon br…

Ashley Graham shows off her stunning natural beauty as she poses in CVS’ new unretouched campaign – part of the pharmacy chain’s pledge to educate customers about the difference between authentic and digitally altered pictures.

The 31-year-old Revlon brand ambassador displays her flawless complexion, beaming smile and bright eyes in the captivating shot, which shows her with a smoky eye and pink lip.

Other stars to showcase their beauty in the images include former Scandal star Kerry Washington and CoverGirl brand ambassador Ayesha Curry.

The pictures come as part of CVS’ Beauty Mark initiative, which was launched in January 2018 and sees a special watermark used “to highlight imagery that has not been materially altered”.

“As a purpose-led health care company as well as the second largest beauty retailer in the country, we want the millions of customers that visit CVS Pharmacy locations each day to see a more authentic and diverse representation of beauty,” Kevin Hourican, president of CVS Pharmacy, said as the new campaign was unveiled in New York on Thursday (24Jan19). “We applaud the brand partners that truly embraced this initiative and helped us in taking significant steps forward in our effort to change an industry standard that has an impact on the health and self-esteem of our mutual customers.”

The brands Kevin is referring to include Revlon, CoverGirl, Olay, L’Oreal, Maybelline and Neutrogena, who have all made the commitment to work together to achieve full beauty imagery transparency by the end of 2020.

It’s not the first time Ashley has posed for an unretouched campaign.

She previously showed off her incredible curves in shots for her Swimsuits For All campaign, and hoped the pictures, which hadn’t been digitally altered in any way, “instil a fearless belief in everyone to be happy in their own skin”.

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Kerry Washington relies on cheap eyelash growth serum to wow on the red carpet

Kerry Washington relies on special lash growing mascara to make her eyes pop on the red carpet. The Scandal star swears by a highly-affordable Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara from Neutrogena, which costs just $7 (£5), for longer and healthier lashes. …

Kerry Washington relies on special lash growing mascara to make her eyes pop on the red carpet.

The Scandal star swears by a highly-affordable Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara from Neutrogena, which costs just $7 (£5), for longer and healthier lashes.

“We tend to think about the impact of the environment or hydration on the hair on our head or on our skin, but it’s, like, lashes get lost in the shuffle,” Washington tells InStyle. “I find that a lot of mascara can be drying, and I find that the hair suffers. I notice that my lashes are healthier since I’ve been using it.”

The product is made with hyaluronic acid, a hydrating ingredient found in every cosmetic item from the brand’s Hydro Boost line as well as in skincare products.

The actress signed on as a representative for Neutrogena in 2013 and released her first makeup collection with the company in April (18).

Washington, who is currently appearing on the New York stage as part of the Broadway production of American Son, confessed while promoting the line that she once feared using makeup as a tool for self-expression.

“For a long time I was afraid of makeup, particularly as a teenager and during my young adult years,” she told The Cut. “I had to learn about makeup in the hair and makeup chair on different films, TV shows, and photo shoots.

“I had to learn that makeup isn’t about putting a mask on; it’s not about becoming somebody else. It’s really about bringing the best version of yourself forward, and that you can use these tools to enhance who you are without feeling like you have to be somebody that you’re not.”

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