Sports broadcaster, Erin Andrews, has a busy fall ahead of her. She recently joined Fox Sports as part of the new college football broadcast team where she will host pregame shows from the sidelines. She is also the face of Degree Women Clinical Protection’s new contest, “Unapologetically Strong,” which encourages women to share their personal challenges on Facebook for a chance to win $5,000 to reach their goals. Andrews let us in on how to score the cash, stay in shape, and why she loves Gisele Bündchen.
Tell me about the Degree Women Clinical Protection’s Unapologetically Strong contest and why you wanted to be involved.
“Degree is celebrating women who are unapologetically strong—women who are pushing the boundaries in their life, career and in anything that they’ve had success with. You don’t have to feel bad for how hard you worked for it and all the effort that you’ve put forward and all the success that you’ve had. There are a lot of times—and I know I do it with myself—if anyone gives you any sort of credit, you don’t want to make a big deal out of it. But you don’t need to apologize for it. Be unapologetically strong! If you go to Degree’s Facebook page, you can share your Unapologetically Strong story and you can read everybody else’s stories. There’s a chance to win $5,000.”
If you were eligible to win the $5,ooo to achieve your goal, how would you use it?
“I’m really fascinated right now with these groups of women who have gone through a tough time that maybe don’t have the means to dress for a job interview. I would maybe give it to a group that could help women who are coming off a tough time and need to get out in the workforce.”
Let’s talk beauty: what are some of your favorite products?
“A good skin cream! I travel a lot from Los Angeles to New York every single week. I like to use La Mer (www.cremedelamer.com). They have a really thick cream that I use at night. I love Crest 3D White Strips (www.3dwhite.com). I use the strips and then I use the toothpaste all the time because I’m pumping in coffee and green tea religiously, so I know it’s definitely coloring my teeth. I also love lip gloss. I have about 40 in my purse. I really like the nude Laura Mercier lip glosses (www.lauramercier.com). Anything with a good shine is fabulous! I’m obsessed with dry shampoo right now. I love anything to texturize and really dirty up your hair. I’m obsessed with Marisa Miller and Gisele’s hair—they are the hair models of the world so anything I can do to get their beachy, Victoria’s Secret look is OK by me. Oh, and Kérastase hair products (www.kerastase-usa.com), anything that helps and moisturizes my hair after I beat it up at work all the time.”
You have an exciting new position with FOX Sports so you’re constantly surrounded by crazy-fit athletes. How do you stay in shape?
“I try to get it in my head, even though I know it’s not realistic, that I want to work out every single day and if I can’t work out one day then I excuse myself but I need to definitely try to make the effort to do something everyday. Not so much for my health or to rationalize what I eat, but just for my sanity. I live in a world where it’s just high pressure—I’m reading social networks, I’m running here, I’m on a plane, everything is nuts! So I really try to do it to calm myself down. I moved to New York in January and my latest craze are barre classes. I was doing Pure Barre for a while. I’m now doing Physique 57 and I’m really loving that. My building is connected to Soul Cycle so I need to go downstairs and get right over to Soul Cycle and try that out!”
Have you learned any great tricks from hairstylists or makeup artists?
“I try! I am so bad; half the time I’m just fooling around and not paying attention. The one thing I learned is coming from the South, I used to cake on my makeup and one makeup artist taught me to use a tinted moisturizer for everyday stuff. You don’t need a heavy foundation for everyday use, because apparently that’s all Gisele uses, so if that’s OK for her, it’s OK for me! Basically, I’m getting older; I’m 34. I don’t need to coat on the makeup. The more makeup I have on, I just look older. So I want to keep it fresh and glowy and dewy and act like I look 24!”
OK, so L’Occitane Eau Captivante Cologne isn’t gym bag-friendly by any stretch of the imagination, but indulge us: The green-tinged, light-as-air spritz smells addictively like freshly cut mint and basil muddled with lime and orange, warmed up with a bit of lavender (yes— it somehow manages to be earthy, tart, sweet and soft all at the same time). The stunning, hefty art deco-esque etched-glass bottle reminds us of a vintage heirloom and instantly becomes the focal point of any vanity. Plus, at 10.1 fluid ounces, it’s like a Costco-sized bottle off perfume, and as such, should last you far beyond summer.
Tell us: What’s your favorite warm-weather fragrance?
You can sport rose gold on your wrists, neck, and fingers— and now on your face. Rose gold makeup, usually a warm pink base hue mixed with a dose of gilded shimmer, is the perfect way to impart a stunning Valentine’s Day glow or to keep your skin looking bright and polished every day. A few ways we love to wear it:
- NARS Orgasm Illuminator This peachy shade of pink with subtle gold flecks is simply magic. It gives you a refreshed look— just what you need to wake up your skin during the drab winter months. It’s stunning on the cheekbones and lids as a highlighter for a bathed-in-candlelight radiance.
- Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Brick Compact This multi-tonal blush lends a beautiful, subtle sheen. It contains shimmer, though, so no additional highlighter is needed: Pair it with black or brown eyeliner and a neutral lip so your flush stands out.
- Tarte Lock & Roll Eyeshadow Duo in Rose Gold This eye-brightening shadow duo contains both a cream and loose powder version of the same hue: The loose powder (with a mess-proof rollerball applicator) keeps the cream in place and prevents creasing. Run it just along the lashline for a pop of light, or from lashline to crease to offset your eye color.
Tell us: Have you tried rose gold makeup?
—By Wanda Rosa, beauty intern
Categories: Beauty On the Go, Makeup Musts | Tags: Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Brick Compact, cheekbones, feminine, fresh, highlight, illuminator, lids, luminous, NARS orgasm, polished, radiant, refresh, rose gold, sheen, Tarte Lock & Roll Eyeshadow Duo, trend, Valentine's day
The beauty brand Lush is known for their freshly-mixed products using natural ingredients, but even we were surprised when they revealed just how many fruits and veggies go into making their skin and hair helpers each year. The juicy scoop:
- 415 pounds of cantaloupe, with strand-nourishing enzymes
- 550 pineapples, for their brightening alpha hydroxy acids
- 11,000 bananas, to soften skin
- 17,000 limes, which have complexion-toning effects
- 20,000 avocados, for their moisturizing properties
- 27,000 oranges, rich in vitamin C and a natural astringent
Tell us: Have you tried making any fresh fruit or veggie-based beauty treatments at home?
Bigger isn’t always better: This holiday season, Fresh has shrunk their cult-favorite Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments SPF 15 and packaged three— Honey, the perfect pinkish-nude, Plum, and Passion, a just-bitten red— in an adorable Mini Sugar Kissing Trio gift set. The sweet lemon-flavored, super-nourishing balms are so addicting that we carry two of them in our (already-stuffed) bag. These tiny, lightweight versions are perfect for slipping in your pocket or gym bag— or in our case, lightening the load in your purse! The mini set, in its gorgeously-patterned little red box, makes a great little gift— but we doubt you’ll be able to resist grabbing one for yourself.
Tell us: What beauty gifts will you be giving this year?
Last week, Fresh founder Alina Roytberg walked us through the brand’s newly revamped apothecary-style Union Square flagship store in New York City. Here, a photo tour of the stunning highlights:
The store mixes the elements of a bakery (see the ‘cake tower’ of their iconic soaps, above right), a kitchen (the communal washbasin and island in the center, below), a library (rows of shelves and books interspersed), and a laboratory (see the glass vats dispensing previously-discontinued fragrances, above). You can sample products in the shared sink and Kitchen Table area, fill a mini bottle and experiment with your favorite fragrances at the Sensorial Bar, surf the web on in-store iPads, learn the story behind the brand’s products and ingredients through an interactive wall, and get your goodies gorgeously wrapped (for free!) at the Gift Bar—truly a beauty buff’s paradise and worth a stop if you’re near NYC.
Fresh Flagship Store, 872 Broadway at 18th Street,
New York City.
Tell us: What’s your favorite place to shop for beauty?
A recent study by Orbit Complete found that 69% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup, and women generally smile more than men.
We were born to smile…literally: Babies start smiling in their sleep as newborns!
Young or old, no one wants a parched-looking pucker. Keep your lips moisturized this season with the lip products that make me smile:
What’s the lip product you can’t live without?
—By Amanda Downs, beauty intern
Spring is (finally!) in the air, and there’s no better time to splurge on a special new scent. I’ve gathered a few of my current favorite spring-ready spritzes that combine lush florals like jasmine, gardenia, and even lilies for an invigorating effect.
- Chloé Rosebud This classic fragrance has top notes of freesia, pink peony, magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and, of course, rose. Plus, the limited edition bottle is decked out in a pretty pink bow for spring.
- Marc Jacobs Splash in Cranberry is part of the limited edition splash scents collection (which also includes Ginger and Curacao). This crisp scent is inspired by a sweet cocktail on a summer day, and contains notes of pink grapefruit, cranberry and tangerine. (Anyone else thirsty?)
- Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir This elegant eau de parfum is positioned as a lighter addition to the Jasmin Noir line of fragrances. Its seductive blend of jasmine and wood notes lasts all day on the skin.
- Flora Eau Fraîche By Gucci is a more fresh and playful version of the original Flora By Gucci. The aroma is very fruity and an ideal spritz for those who prefer cleaner floral scents.
What’s your favorite scent for spring? Will you be splurging on a new fragrance?
—By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern
In the spirit of the much-anticipated spring season, I’ve gathered a few beauty favorites for sunshine-filled days:
FINGERS: Essie French Affair Collection Nail Polish in Nice is Nice, a whimsical, of-the-moment lilac with a flattering creamy finish.
CHEEKS: Urban Decay Afterglow Glide on Cheek Tint in Crush leaves behind a luminous, spring-y flush that brightens any complexion.
FACE: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, a classic that feels light on skin and lends a dewy look.
BODY: Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum, a delightfully fresh, light splash of a fragrance with hints of lily and jasmine.
What are your beauty must-haves for spring?
—By Maite Gonzalez, beauty intern
Categories: Beauty On the Go, Makeover Monday | Tags: awake, blush, dewy, essie, fragrance, fresh, glowing skin, Jennifer Aniston, Laura Mercier, spring, tinted moisturizer, Urban Decay, youthful
During the chilly months, our lips have to endure the harsh weather right along with the rest of our body. They get chapped, dry and flaky if we don’t give them the love and care they deserve. Fresh Brown Sugar Lip Polish is a great little treat to gently buff away flakes, a necessary step before sporting that vibrant red or pink lip for Valentine’s Day. Sugar is a natural antiseptic, and this product was concocted without parabens, sulfates, and synthetic dyes—so it gently exfoliates for smooth, kissable lips. Flip to our “Bliss Out” feature on page 50 of the March issue (on newsstands next week) for a DIY lip scrub recipe!
—By Melissa Dressing, contributing blogger