It comes as no surprise to us that Santa is packing some pretty powerful beauty secrets in that red bag of his. Come on, how else would he always look so fresh even after visiting every house on Christmas Eve?! The oh-so-lucky team at Beautylish got a chance to sit down with the man in red at the Plaza Hotel in NYC to see what tricks Ole Saint Nick has up his fur lined sleeves:
Do you keep your beard all year?
After Christmas, I shave it all off and keep it that way for a couple of weeks. I buzz my hair off, too—I get tired of having it all! Then I usually wear my beard short for about six months. And once June rolls around, I get it trimmed for the last time, and when I finally let it grow again it just blossoms in to this!
How do you keep your famous beard so flossy and white?
I bleach it—I bleach everything to get out the greys! I wish I didn’t have to. Have you smelled that stuff before? Now imagine it around your nose and mouth. I have to plug my nose and breathe through a straw! And the hair on my face takes longer to whiten than the hair on my head. It’s still not as white as I’d like it to be, but it looks good.
Do you wear any foundation, blush, or other cosmetics to look your best for the photos?
The only cosmetic I wear is a bit of white paint on my eyebrows, the clown costume stuff. I’ve got all this hair on my face but I have no brows. The makeup highlights them and helps them show up in pictures.
Do you overheat in your suit? How do you stay fresh through all your visits with kids?
I keep a fan running all the time to stay comfortable—it’s hot in this fur suit! I always have Altoids in my mouth and people say, “You smell just like Santa!” Which is just the peppermint. My hair stylist [yes Santa has a stylist] gave me a product to make my beard glisten, and it also makes it smell great!
And there you have it! Mr. Claus isn’t so mysterious now, is he?
Holiday parties tend to have too much food, and too many libations, and we all tend to enjoy both of those a little too much, leaving that heavy, draggy feeling the next day to deal with. Outside from hitting the ground running, you can blend up this sweet treat below to help get your body going back on the right track! Krista Burton, from the tremendous team at Beautylish, gives us a great recipe to help recover from all those parties you’re going to be looking so fab at!
You will need
4 medium beets (about the size of a your fist or a little smaller)
Raw beets are true health miracle workers and superstars in the detox world, able to help detoxify the liver, skin, and help the body process fats. They’re also an anti-inflammatory vegetable. And the make your pee red (cute).
3 large oranges, peeled
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, a major detox vitamin that helps clear up digestive tract issues and clean out overworked livers. Plus they make this juice taste awesome.
8–10 large kale leaves
Now you know we can’t do this juice without kale. One of the healthiest foods on the planet, kale is a hard-core detoxifier, producing enzymes that detoxify the liver.
Thumb-sized piece of ginger
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and helps improves digestion.
1 lemon, peeled
Lemon is a powerful antibacterial, and it helps—guess what?—detoxify the liver.
2 large carrots
Along with being a great antiseptic vegetable, carrots have lots of vitamin A, which helps flush toxins from the body. Plus, the high fiber content helps, um, clear out the colon (if you know what I mean).
Wash everything, then toss in your juicer or blender, and hit the “on” button. If you’re blending, add a cup of water to help liquefy your fruits and veggies.
The mixture will be a deep, almost-black red, a result of the kale and beets mixing together. It tastes fantastic, like an orangey-sweet, gingery fruit drink made for wellness. For reasons I don’t understand, this juice is a little bit pulpier and thicker thanmy other juices; it tastes especially good ice cold, so I recommend it on the rocks. You’ll get about 40 ounces of fresh juice from this recipe—keep in the fridge in an airtight container (stir before drinking), and finish it within two days.
There are two additional notes going along with this treat: 1- if you don’t have a juicer, this will work in a blender, and 2- don’t be alarmed when you take a bathroom break— the beats are highly pigmented and you’ll notice…
Now drink up!
That’s right, Pink-A-Boo is back in stock; and just in time to keep you looking fabulous in this Holiday season!
But wait, there’s more…
The newest addition to the Damone Roberts Signature Product Family, Peach For The Stars, can also be yours!
Do not take more than reading this sentence to hop online, or bolt to your closest salon, to pick both of these game changers up. You’ll be thrilled that you did (and maybe buy in bulk, these beauties sell out fast!)
Make sure you like what you’re getting for the Holidays!
Shipping is on us when you order your favorite Damone Roberts treats!
This one is for you! Gilt City has a deal you can’t afford to miss. Brow Sculpting for $35, Mink Lash Extensions for $159, oh my! Just in time for your Holiday soirees. Click here before it’s too late!
In light of the tragedy last week…we have decided to do things a little differently for this week’s Damone Robert’s Brow Kit Giveaway! This week we would like you to share in 140 characters or less, what the holiday season represents to you and yours. You can post to the Damone Roberts Official Fan Page, you can “at” @damoneroberts on twitter, or if you want to share what the holiday season means to you with pictures and words, you can post to Pinterest or Instagram with the hashtag #whattheholidaysmeantomedamone
Let’s spead the love this season and remind ourselves what the holidays are for and about! You can enter as many times as you like, with the last submissions accepted on December 23, 2012 at 11:59PM.
Damone and his team will go through and choose a winner on Monday December 24, 2012
Love and Light,
And now, the winner to last week’s Beauty Thearapy Contest is mymottojoiedevire~Joy with this entry: