Before Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoë Saldana had her (alleged) baby bump on display, she decided to bare all in Women’s Health U.K.‘s “Naked Issue.” The actress posed nude for the magazine’s September 2014 issue, which includes the kick-off of its Body for Life campaign and features the sci-fi actress exposing her unadulterated beauty — as well her vulnerabilities and insecurities.
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From Zoë Saldana's Flowy Valentino to Julianna Margulies's Boring Basics, Look Back at the Buzziest Styles of the Week!
You think you’re a “Last Night’s Look: Love It or Leave It” addict? You should stop by the office sometime to see us passionately debating, defending and delighting in celeb styles — the good, the bad and the wacky. This week, we round up two looks we were loving and one that didn’t quite do it for us — check ’em out below and let us know your faves in the comments!
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The Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards are Monday night, which means one thing and one thing only: Tons of A-list stars in high-fashion gowns by American designers for us to talk about (slash drool over). Before we start discussing all the looks on the red carpet tonight, though, we wanted to pay tribute to some of our favorite gowns from years past. See who had our favorite dresses from the event and leave your thoughts and favorites in the comments.
Zoë Saldana may have all the best hair stylists and makeup pros at her disposal (she is one of the gorgeous spokesmodels for L’Oréal Paris), but the star still turns to DIY beauty tricks to keep her strands healthy.
In the debut issue of Chica Magazine (which lives as insert in People En Español‘s 50 Most Beautiful issue out now!), the actress shares that her mom gave her a book of recipes for healthy hair and skin. “Everything was organic and stuff that we already had in the kitchen,” she tells Chica.
So what did she learn? Read a list of her favorite DIY beauty treatments below.
Avocado hair mask: “Overripe avocados are perfect. You mash them up with a little olive oil, and let the mixture sit on your hair for 30 minutes. It makes me hungry, so I usually end up rinsing it out too soon.”
White vinegar for shine: “Once a month I rinse my hair with white vinegar and warm water to restore the pH balance to my strands.”
Homemade Sun-In: “I did this as a girl when I was living in the Dominican Republic. You soak hair with rum, then go out in the sun.”
For red highlights: “Apply a mix of equal parts beet juice and lemon juice to your hair, then sit in the sun. You get stunning reddish highlights.”
Olive oil for the ends: “Put your hair in a ponytail and blot a bit of olive oil on the ends. Your hair just sucks in all that moisture.”
For more from Chica, click here! What are your favorite DYI beauty treatments? Share your thoughts below.
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With her new film Grace of Monaco opening the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday — and with last year’s unbelievable Cannes style streak behind her — we knew Nicole Kidman was going to bring her fashion A-game to this year’s opening night festivities. And she delivered as expected. From day to night, she kept things sophisticated and stately — we bet Grace Kelly would have been impressed.
The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala (or Met Gala, for short) is on Monday, and it promises to be one of the most formal evenings in ages. The dress code specifies white tie and tails for men (think what Prince Philip might wear to a royal wedding), while ladies will be wearing gowns influenced by the famously glamorous and over-the-top beautiful designs of Charles James. (Who? Read more about him here.) And of course, dozens of stars will be attending on the arms of designers who have created custom gowns just for the occasion.
Due to the extremely high-fashion nature of the ball, stars are likely to be wearing very formal, very elegant one-of-a-kind dresses to walk up the famous Met Gala stairs. But we couldn’t help but take a look at recent runways to see where inspiration may lie for these A-list designers and their planned celebrity dates. Below, see six outfits we think we might see in some form Monday night.
Zoë Saldana Is the New Face of L'Oréal Paris! 'I've Grown To Believe Every Woman on this Earth Can Rock a Red Lip' (Plus: Exclusive Video!)
With the news that Zoë Saldana is joining the ranks of women like Lea Michele and Blake Lively as a L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, we had to ask: What does this new title mean to you? “It puts the stamp on, like, ‘Congratulations, you’re finally a real woman!” Saldana tells PEOPLE, laughing.
The N.Y.-born beauty, who describes her beauty philosophy as “simple, clean and strong,” is known for her elegant signature makeup look, a cat eye and red lipstick — the latter of which she loves so much, she confessed to having three red lipsticks in her purse alone. And though she knows what works for her now, she recommends a lot of trial and error to get to that perfect shade for you.
“In the years I’ve been on this planet, I’ve grown to believe that every woman on this earth can rock a red lip,” she says. “It doesn’t matter how big or how thin their lips are, how dark their skin is, or yellow or light or pink, there’s so many shades of red, you can find the right shade. Women just look so beautiful and powerful when they’re wearing red lipstick.”