I absolutely love giving product recommendations. I mean, I make a living from it! On Kirbie Tries, I test out products to deliver not only an honest review but also one that will help you make the decision to purchase. (Or not.) I figure if I can offer anything to you, it’s a gift list that will be worth your money and make anyone on your list happy – especially if they’re obsessed with beauty. With the holidays in full swing, here are a few gifts you should consider for your loved ones. Don’t worry – I’ve covered all price points and also made some suggestions on who to give each gift to.
If you trot the globe frequently, then you know carry-on luggage is always the way to go. But traveling with limited luggage space is a challenge, and the hardest part is making sure you can get all your beauty products to fit into your cosmetics case. Luckily, TSA-friendly products are becoming increasingly popular, so you don’t need to sacrifice your favorite face wash, because it most likely comes in miniature form. Whether you want to pick up the perfect-size hair dryer or a sheet mask for extra hydration, we found the best items to take on your next adventure. Check out our tops picks that you won’t want to leave behind.
– doesn’t put on much foundation because she hates when she has cakey makeup on – reveals that she has done her makeup in cars & porta potties before – when she was 14 she thought it was cool to have really thin eyebrows so she plucked all her eyebrows except a little line and all her sisters yelled at her
Kesha has come a long way since her chart-topping single “Tik Tok.” While her journey to stardom has been filled with uphill battles, including her ongoing legal battle against record producer Dr. Luke, the “Learn to Let Go” singer is now insisting on finding happiness again. In a segment on CBS This Morning, the 30-year-old wrote a moving and heartfelt letter to her younger self about the pressures of fame, being her true authentic self, and finding the rainbow after a storm. You will no doubt openly weep over her powerful words about self-love and acceptance. Read her full message below:
At this very moment, you may be wondering if it was really a good idea to drop out of high school and move to LA with nothing but your grandpa’s Lincoln town car and a demo tape.
I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news, and I know you’re a tad impatient so we’ll start with the good news. You made it! And thank God because the best plan B we ever came up with was waitressing and we will soon find out that is not really our forte.
The bad news is, you nearly killed yourself on the road to success, fueled by fear of failure, crippling anxiety, and insecurity. You will become severely bulimic and anorexic and the worse your disease gets, the more praise you will get from some people in your industry. And this will really, really mess with your head. But when you’re trying to live up to an unrealistic expectation, it’s never going to be good enough. No matter what you do.
Right now, you’re killing it on Myspace, but beware because the internet will get way less innocent real fast. Just save yourself some anxiety and a few years’ worth of therapy and just skip the comment section. Skip it all together. It’s a breeding ground for negativity and hate. And don’t let people scare and shame you into changing the things about yourself that make you unique and interesting. Those are the qualities that will make your life so magical. That bad girl, I don’t give a sh*t attitude, it’ll work for a while, and you will get a dollar sign tattooed on your hand that will last forever probably. But the truth is, you don’t need to put on an act. You can just be Kesha Rose Sebert and guess what? Apparently that’s good enough.
People will listen to your music and come to your shows as long as the art is honest and good and you’re just being yourself. You’re still in a society that worships photoshopped super models. We all still feel the pressure to look like them because that’s a symptom of a society that emphasizes all the wrong things and this will be an everyday struggle — and you must be strong ’cause over time you will gain confidence and you will learn that words and art do matter.
You will meet kids who tell you that they struggle with many of the same things you’ve struggled with, or more. And they’re gonna tell you that your music helped save their life, and that will change you. You’re gonna learn that art can heal people.
I know you are very inspired by Bob Dylan and he’s your favorite. Bob Dylan is one of the reasons you play music and one day you’re gonna meet him and you’re going to weep hysterical happy tears at the thought of it.
One day you’re gonna write a song called “Rainbow” and you’re gonna be really proud of it because there is light and beauty after the storm, no matter how hard things get. You’re going to write this song so you remember to make it through. You’re going to remind yourself to love yourself and if you have truth in your heart, there will always be a rainbow at the end of the storm.
Gal Gadot has been working on cementing her place in Hollywood since her first movie role in 2009’s Fast & Furious, and now, thanks to her lead role in Wonder Woman, practically everyone knows her name. But what was Gal up to before she caught the acting bug, you ask? Well, when the aspiring star was only 19 years old, she competed in and won the 2004 Miss Israel pageant. She then moved on to the Miss Universe pageant in Quito, Ecuador, that same year but ended up losing to Jennifer Hawkins (aka Miss Australia).
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After her stint in pageantry, Gal was conscripted into the Israel Defense Forces (conscription is mandatory in Israel for both men and women), where she served two years as a physical fitness specialist and taught gymnastics and calisthenics. As it turns out, her military background also helped her break into the acting world. In a 2011 interview with Forward, Gal revealed that it was a big reason director Justin Lin cast her as Gisele in Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. Fast forward to present day and Gal is married, has two kids, and is breaking gender barriers as Wonder Woman. Keep reading to see how Gal has changed over the years.