Anna Kendrick’s beauty routine

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She stole our hearts in her role as Beca on Pitch Perfect, but her good looks and acting talent aside, Anna Kendrick has worldwide appeal thanks to her ‘down to earth’ nature.

Living up to this reputation, Kendrick’s beauty routine is surprisingly achievable for the everyday beauty lover. The actress recently revealed her full skincare, make-up, fragrance and hair regime to The New York Times - and it includes a mix of budget and high-end products.


See below for the full list of products...



AKMD Balancing Foaming Cleanser

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence - "I feel like I turn over a new layer of skin every time I use it."

Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer

Aveeno Smart Essentials Moisturizer with SPF 30 - "I hate the way sunscreen smells. It always reminds me of being a kid and all sticky at the beach. This one just smells like lotion."

Schick Intuition Razor - "If you’re not using Intuition razors, you’re wasting everybody’s time. It cuts your shower time in half. Whenever I hear someone is still using a separate shave gel (the Intuition has it in the razor), it’s like hearing they still use dial-up Internet.”

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths



Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation

Nars Contour Blush in Olympia

Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara

Suqqu Eyebrow Liquid Pen

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain - "I’m not big on lip colour, but I like to have a little bit of something. I just ordered a Jane Iredale Just Kissed lip and cheek stain. It doesn’t just give you that bee-stung thing for two seconds; it lasts for hours."



Terry de Gunzburg Flagrant Delice EDP

Kiehl's Orange Flower and Lychee - "The one I’m wearing now is Orange Flower and Lychee by Kiehl’s, which is from ‘Happy Christmas.’ I was feeling nostalgic. That’s the thing about fragrance: memory is so attached."



Oribe Signature Shampoo

Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil


-Originally published on beautydirectory


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Member Comments

Posted by: Anita1502 (Australia)

Oh wow! So many products I haven't heard of yet! :)

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 4:10pm)

Posted by: Coconut Jayne (Australia)

More to add to the 'must buy immediately' list! :)

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 4:35pm)

The best and worst diets

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It’s January, so you’re probably being bombarded with adverts for eating plans, diet supplements and gym memberships everywhere you look.

But I urge you not to fall for any of them and instead listen to the experts when it comes to your wellbeing. If your goal is to become a little healthier in 2015, then mute those TV commercials and read this.

A panel of doctors, dieticians and nutritionists have ranked 35 different diets from best to worst according to their benefits in terms of weight loss, diabetes, heart health and easiness to follow. These are the results…


The worst diets overall:

-The Fast Diet


-Raw food




The best diets overall:

-DASH Diet

-TLC Diet

-Mayo Clinic Diet

-Mediterranean Diet

-Weight Watchers


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Member Comments

Posted by: Heartsdesire (Australia)

I used to weigh 165kgs , I had lap banding but it did not work and instead has left me very sick , I was soon diagnosed with PCOS and put on a low GI diet and metaformin, I lost 84kgs and then 4 children later has put on a little. I have recently tried a low carb diet ( atkins) lost 5kg in 4 days but the second week it went straight back on. Best advice eat more grains , more healthy low GI carbs , fruit/veg lean meats and the good fats and walk and the weight does come off !

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 12:42pm)

Posted by: Jas420 (Australia)

I have never heard of the DASH and TLC diets until this article. I like the Mediterranean diet as it makes sense to me. No surprises in the 'worse diets overall'. If the diet is not sustainable long term as a lifestyle and wellness, then it's always going to be a struggle to stick to.

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 2:03pm)

How to lose fat fast

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Indulged in more than a few extra pieces of pavlova over the Christmas break? You’re not alone. I blame my mother; she always makes way too much food and I just can’t let it go to waste…

But now the eating frenzy is over, I’m dying to head back to the beach. Unfortunately, I’m not so keen to don a bikini,thanks to the new squishy friend that’s decided to overstay its welcome on my stomach. So here are eight things I’m going to do to lose that post-holiday belly – and fast! Summer doesn’t stick around forever, after all.


#1 Eat fats

Yep, you read right – I’m going to eat fats to burn fat. But it’s not as crazy as it sounds. I’ll be sticking to the good fats and omega-3s found in things like avocado, salmon and nuts. They’re packed with nutrients and will keep me full and satisfied for longer.


#2 Take a water bottle everywhere

If food is sitting in front of me, you can guarantee I’ll eat it. So I’ve decided to take the same approach with water. I figure that if I always have a water bottle with me, I’ll drink more H20 throughout the day. I know this will help me to feel fuller and less bloated and keep me away from those sneaky coffees and soft drinks.


#3 Weighted exercises 

I’m usually a runner, to burn that stubborn fat I’ve been carrying around, I’m going to introduce weights into my exercise routine. I’ve so far found ab exercises using a medicine ball to be really effective at flattening out the extra flab!


#4 Don’t go hungry

I’ve tried every fad diet in the book. Drinking teas, juices and of course, cutting out carbs. Sure, they may have worked temporarily, but I want to go down a much more balanced route this time – plus, I want to improve my metabolism, not confuse it. The only thing I’ll be cutting out is unnecessary calories like soft drinks, unhealthy snacks and sweets after dinner.


#5 Wait 20 minutes after every meal

After days of overeating, it’s hard to tell when my body is actually full. So instead of heading back for seconds and thirds, I’m going to sit tight for 20 minutes. If I’ve forgotten about eating by then, I definitely don’t need more. 


#6 Use less salt

I love my salt and pepper, but I’m determined to resist adding it to meals (everything) for a while. Consuming too much salt makes the body retain water, which gives the stomach a more bloated appearance. Sorry salt, I’ll bring you back eventually.


#7 Work out with friends

If I have to meet a friend for a spin class or run, I’m more likely to show up because I wouldn’t want to let them down. Plus, meeting up for a fitness date instead of dinner will stop me from indulging – I can never turn down a good menu.


#8 Don’t give up

This is usually the hardest part for me. I’ll be going strong for a week or so and then become upset that I’m not seeing any changes and drown my sorrows in a packet of chips. It’s a tad tragic. But this time I will keep going, no matter how many times I have to watch re-runs of the Victoria’s Secret show.


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Posted by: CherryBlossom (Australia)

Don't give up is a good one because I'm always tempted to give up when I don't see any changes. Stay motivated and don't look at the scales all the time.

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 11:03am)

Posted by: GildedButterflies (Australia)

I'm the opposite. I need to gain weight so I'm going to start drinking protein shakes, eating lean protein, working out more, keeping hydrated and snacking on nuts, yogurt, etc. Just need to kick this cold/cough I've had for about 2 weeks so I can start with the protein shakes (coz of milk based ingredients in the shake mix I bought). =/

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 11:36am)

Cara Delevingne shaves her head

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Yes, you read that right. Cara Delevingne has visited the barber for a buzz cut.

The 22-year-old British model stepped out in Beverly Hills this week sporting a rather unusual new ‘do:

It seems the undercut trend is taking the young and the beautiful by storm. Just ask Kylie Jenner, who made the chop in 2014 with her very own semi-shaved style.

We’ve seen a ton of celebrity hair makeovers recently, with lobs and bright hues popping up in Hollywood and beyond.  And while most leading ladies have opted for a more understated start to 2015, we can’t help but feel this look is perfect for the rock n’ roll model-of-the-moment. Hey, if anyone can pull off a shaved head, it’s Cara.


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Posted by: MelissaFay89 (Australia)

Her hair was so beautiful :O

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 10:11am)

Posted by: freaky (Member since 2007, Australia)

Oh wow that surely is a change. Dont think I can get into this trend

Posted on: January 09, 2015 (Jan 9, 2015 10:28am)

Five steps to rocking wet-look hair

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Scarlett Johansson, you babe.

Since seeing the new mumma rock this slick ‘do, bh editors have been going gaga for the wet hair trend. I managed to inadvertently recreate a similar look, arriving ever-so-slightly late for our 9am meeting with a ‘just-showered’ mop through absolutely no fault of my own (alarm clock, I’m looking at you).

While it’s not a particularly difficult style to master, recreating the androgynous ‘do takes a little more work than stepping out of the shower and trotting out the door. And with the heat in full swing, finding a hairstyle that doesn’t involve standing in a steamy room with a heat styler is a major plus.

We asked Schwarzkopf’s national technical educator Grant Withnell for the lowdown on nailing this very 90s trend (without looking like a slick Backstreet Boy), and he broke it down for us in five simple steps:


Step 1

Dispense a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse into your palms, then rake it through towel-dried hair. Use a little more if your hair is super long. You can also create this look with dry hair if it’s dirty (guilty).

bh loves: Schwarzkopf’s Extra Care Styling Mousse


Step 2

Blow dry your hair with a flat brush, directing it back off your face as if you were creating a ponytail. Avoid leaving a visible part.

bh loves: TIGI Pro Large Paddle Brush


Step 3

Using a comb or your fingers, apply a small amount of paste through your roots. Direct the hair back and slightly upwards behind your ears.

bh loves: VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel


Step 4

Use a bobby pin behind your ear to hold your hair back neatly and firmly. Your hair will naturally fall over the top of the pin to hide it.

bh loves: Ombrello Black Bobby Pins


Step 5

If your hair is long or curly, smooth the ends with a straightener or smoothing oil, and finish with a strong styling hairspray to secure it in place.

bh loves: Schwarzkopf Extra Care Strong Styling Hairspray


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Member Comments

Posted by: Diann ()

I love Toni & guy products, they give me this look with no effort at all :)

Posted on: January 08, 2015 (Jan 8, 2015 4:02pm)

Posted by: katshepsutt (Australia)

Adore this look on Scarlett, but I reckon I'd need to grow some cheekbones to pull it off lol ♥

Posted on: January 08, 2015 (Jan 8, 2015 5:10pm)