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30 March 2022
Bella Hadid finally admits to getting a nose job … but she wouldn't do it again
Bella Hadid is part of the legion of legacy models climbing their way to the apex of the industry.
Each runway season, a budding model stumbles their way across the stage on colt legs, ascending the ladder from the foothold granted by their inherited pretty privilege. How can we even keep track of them all? Kaia and Presley Gerber of Cindy Crawford pedigree; Miles and Sofia Richie of Lionel Richie lineage; Iris and Rafferty Law of Jude Law and Sienna Miller; and of course the KarJenners … but we are not getting into them.
Bella and her sister Gigi are one of the most celebrated duos in fashion. They are far more than lovely faces with good genes. They’re hard-working, socially conscious, and savvy about appearing vulnerable to the media. Theta is refreshingly outspoken about mental health, the pair’s lives and challenges, as well as global issues.
As Palestinian women, they’re quite vocal about the crisis in their home country. Gigi pledged to donate her fashion week paycheck to help with the catastrophe in Ukraine and support people in Palestine whose land is also being occupied. Similarly, Bella is committed to advocating for people with mental health struggles by talking about her own. Bella uses her platform and visibility to uplift other people who are also contending with these difficulties.
All About Bella
In a recent Vogue cover story, Bella bravely addressed her susceptibilities and opened up about her history with mental illness, her various diagnoses, and how she copes with the stressors that accompany a job in the spotlight.
As the daughter of two successful, public figures, Bella has battled the pressures of living up to the world’s expectations of her since she was young. Top that off with having a gorgeous, all-American prototype for a sister,. So growing up, Bella felt like the ugly duckling. Looking at her now, that’s simply impossible to believe. However, Bella’s mysterious, sexy, confident model persona is mostly to keep up appearances. She’s dubbed this version of herself her armor, something she puts on like a costume to keep her safe. Sure, it may help shield her emotions, but according to Vogue, this “armor may protect her, but it has also isolated her.”
However, Bella bares all in her latest feature. “I was the uglier sister. I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing,” she recalls. “That’s really what people said about me. And unfortunately when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it. I always ask myself, how did a girl with incredible insecurities, anxiety, depression, body-image issues, eating issues, who hates to be touched, who has intense social anxiety — what was I doing getting into this business? But over the years I became a good actress. I put on a very smiley face, or a very strong face. I always felt like I had something to prove.”
With these astounding disclosures, Bella reveals that what seemed to be a privileged upbringing was actually filled with comparisons, insecurity, and deep sadness. Her candor proves that not all that glitters is gold. The model struggled with everything from ADHD to anorexia, but said there is light at the end of the tunnel for anyone in the same situation. “I was on this calorie-counting app, which was like the devil to me … I’d pack my little lunch with my three raspberries, my celery stick. I was just trying, I realize now, to feel in control of myself when I felt so out of control of everything else.” Although her outlook has changed, she still wrestles with trauma from her earlier years. “I can barely look in the mirror to this day because of that period in my life.”
However, while Bella acknowledges her growth and how much she’s evolved over the past few years, there are things she regrets that can’t be undone. Namely, a nose job she got when she was 14.
Yes, you heard that right. At just 14 years old, Bella’s mother, Yolanda Hadid, co-signed a nose job. Yolanda has recently come under fire as footage from old episodes of The Real Housewifes of Beverly Hills captures her relationships with her daughters. Over the course of the show, snippets have emerged of Yolanda perpetuating negative body image and making out of touch comments about her daughters. Notably, she made Gigi quit her successful volleyball career because she didn’t want the budding model to look too “masculine,” or, more startlingly, “like a lesbian.” Yolanda was also caught forbidding Gigi to eat cake at her own party, and putting pressure on Gigi’s career.
It follows that Bella felt the same constraints, especially since she felt like the lesser sister. This culminated in that nose job she had at 14. She was merely trying to fix and control her face to get a handle on her insecurities. But this didn’t work the way she expected. Here it is, years later, and with all the personal growth she’s made, she now regrets it.
Over the years, people have speculated about Bella’s cosmetic procedures. Until now, she’s constantly dismissed them. But only in this feature did she finally admit to getting her nose done. Part of her previous denial was shame. “I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors,” she says. “I think I would have grown into it.” Yet, she still refutes any other rumors about fillers and facelifts. As she continues to evolve, Bella has learned to take pride in everything natural from wellness to beauty.
About Kin Euphorics: Is It Worth It?
After years being ruled by insecurity, Bella now prioritizes being in tune with herself. This inspired her to co-found the business venture, Kin Euphorics — a line of adaptogen and CBD drinks that help raise your vibration naturally. Kin helps people “commit to living with love, gratitude, compassion, and embrace the beauty that you see emanating from within.”
Kin is a non-alcoholic experience designed to transform the world’s oldest social ritual — drinking — into an act of conscious connection with yourself, your closest kin, and the universe. Kin’s functional formulas and euphoric actives conjure cosmic energy and welcome inner peace and contribute to a 100% daily serving of feel-good vibes.
According to Kin, their line of products draws from traditional adaptogens and ingredients from other parts of the world to “bring more consciousness, more nourishment to the social rituals of the Western world . . . This is not about replacing alcohol,” they say, “it’s about giving people more time to fill their life with meaningful things.”
But is it worth it? Kin Euphorics has made a name for itself partly due to Bella’s name. And while the cool-girl beverage certainly looks good in your fridge or on your bar cart or it’s a tad pricey for every day enjoyment.
What We Recommend Instead: Drink Sweet Reason
While I adore Kin Euphorics’ mission, I do not love the price tag. The pursuit of your most authentic, intuitive self is always a good one — but it shouldn’t wipe out your bank account.
A more affordable option is Drink Sweet Reason, a Brooklyn based CBD beverage company that focuses on wellness and women. According to Drink Sweet Reason, their mission emphasizes that mental health is as important as physical health.
Their innovative hemp and cannabis-based beverages bring the health benefits of cannabinoids into the mainstream. Because what is life without beverages? With Drink Sweet Reason, journey into the night with a powerful blend of calming herbs, adaptogens, + 30mg of broad-spectrum hemp CBD. Their high-quality ingredients and affordable price point will make you feel fine about drinking all day, every day.
Plus, they’re not just good for your health, Drink Sweet Reason donates 1% of every Sweet Reason purchase to a nonprofit of your choice, with an emphasis on mental health initiatives because the health of our minds should be top of mind.
With this small action, maybe we can all be just like Bella Hadid. Perhaps not in the shallow ways we’ve been taught to value. Those external pretensions all seem to be a lie, anyway, Bella says. Isn’t it time to take action in the pursuit of self love, mental clarity, and holistic wellness.
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26 March 2022
Three words: simple, nourishing, CBD
The next frontier of skincare isn’t outrageously expensive products or intricate 12-step routines. These have all been played out. And — contrary to whatever the latest celebrity skincare guru is hawking today — the magic remedy isn’t olive oil or other beauty fads.
Rather, the latest trend is an old one: get back to basics. These days, magic skincare isn’t about cure-all ingredients, but rather effective ingredients that you can seamlessly incorporate into your entire routine. Find what works, then stick to that. Beauty gurus agree that consistency is key. And simple is even better.
After two years of keeping it simple, who has the patience for tedious, overwrought practices. Not us, nor our skin. You don’t want to overload your skin with too many unguents and irritants.
According to Forbes, “When it comes to cosmetics and skincare, less remains more. Perhaps as a reflection of our collective desire to declutter and detoxify, skin-malism and two-minute makeup routines continue to inform how we choose beauty products. Where simple beauty routines are concerned, quality trumps quantity. Instead of a 10-step routine that resembles rocket science, compact and hardworking skincare products take up prime real estate on the vanity counter. The same goes for cosmetics. Apart from multitasking tinted balms and creams, the only other things taking up space in the makeup bag are cosmetics that bring in skincare benefits.”
Vogue dubs this emphasis on less as skinimalism.
“I expect that 2022 will see more people opting for a minimalistic approach and basic skin-care routines. After a few trials and errors, many of our clients are starting to realize that less is more when it comes to skincare and that using too many products doesn’t guarantee effective results; it can sometimes even do the opposite. Simply keeping your skin hydrated and protected can make a big difference.”
Simple ingredients with actual impact go a long way. But in truth, the biggest contributor to skin health is your lifestyle. No matter what you do, topical fixes can only do so much. Your body needs water, healthy food, and restful sleep in order to repair itself.
In fact, one of the biggest indicators of skin health is stress. Stress activates hormones in your skin that aggravate acne. It also affects your overall health in a negative way, compounding its effects on your body and your skin.
“The state of our skin is essentially a reflection of what goes on inside. Balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and ample rest all factor into how smooth, radiant and youthful our skin looks,” says Forbes. “The best way to address major beauty concerns like aging is by nipping the problem in the bud. Topical treatments, no matter how potent or groundbreaking the ingredients are, typically only work on the surface level. It’s our lifestyle choices that will ultimately determine how beautifully we will age. This includes, of course, the types of vitamins and nutrients we nourish ourselves with on the daily.”
Incorporating ingredients that are both simple and rejuvenate your lifestyle will contribute to a natural skincare routine that works in the long run. My multi-tasking ingredient of choice is CBD. You can take care of your mental health, nourish your skin, and decrease stress all at once.
Topical CBD products help me calm down, stress less, and stay in the moment rather than getting trapped in anxiety loops. What better, then, to help prioritize myself and my overall health than thenew CBD line from Burt's Bees.
I’m quite selective with my CBD, and Burt's Bees fits the bill. Their transparent Full Spectrum CBD Skincare line has five products that constitute my entire routine, creating a ritual that’s the perfect intersection of self-care and skincare.
Each of the products — which work for your face, lips, body, hands, and feet — are infused with ethically sourced Full-Spectrum CBD, a non-psychoactive compound. They also feature invigorating scents that make these all-body products an immersive, sensory experience.
Each product nourishes your skin and unlocks your natural glow from head to toe. The formulas — for your face, lips, body, hands, and feet — are infused with Full-Spectrum CBD, a non-psychoactive compound. Burt's Bees’ uplifting scents beg to be incorporated into your self-care moments.
CBD Skincare helps connect you to your body so you can feel — and even see — changes in your skin. While you tend to your morning routine with CBD Skincare, all your senses — and emotions — will be enlivened. Plus, now you can get free international shipping!
It’s good to remember to never settle and demand the love you deserve — even if it’s from yourself. Take this notion into all areas of your life and connect with your inner and outer selves.
Here is a breakdown of all the products in Burts Bees’ CBD line:
Your lips are one of your body’s most delicate areas. Similar to the skin under your eyes, this oft-overlooked part of your face deserves tender care and nourishment. Burt's Bees lip oil is a fabulous way to add CBD into your daily routine while benefiting your skin. Keeping your lips soft and smooth is a high priority. This CBD Lip Oil brings together transparently sourced, Full-Spectrum CBD, a blend of responsibly sourced Sunflower, Meadowfoam Seed, and Coconut Oils. Toss in a dollop of Shea Butter for some powerful hydration. It glides on smoothly and has a subtly cooling effect — thanks to that Peppermint Oil. This will replenish moisture for up to 8 hours and leave lips with a hint of shine.
Beauty Secret 101: prep your lips before you paint them. Scrub away dead skin and stimulate your lips’ cells for a plumper, more vibrant look. Consider this CBD Lip Treatment an open invitation to unwind — and wake up to soft, healthy-looking lips. It’s infused with transparently sourced, Full-Spectrum CBD plus natural emollients, waxes, and oils. Burt’s Bees’ formula smooths fine lines and hydrates lips overnight to get them ready for your favorite lip color.
Face oil is the cornerstone of any skincare routine. It injects nutrients and antioxidants into your skin and locks in moisture. Elevate your skincare routine with this CBD Facial Oil. The formula combines CBD with nourishing ingredients like Rosehip, Jojoba, and Evening Primrose Oils that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skincare shouldn’t stop at your neck. Your body deserves all your skin to be moisturized. This formula is infused with transparently sourced, Full-Spectrum CBD. This rich, non-greasy cream hydrates deeply, absorbs quickly, and leaves skin soft and hydrated for up to 24 hours. A botanical scent revitalizes the senses, too.
Your hands and feet go through a lot, but never get enough love. This fantastic formula is infused with CBD, Baobab Oil, and nourishing Watermelon Seed Oil that leave even the driest hands and feet super soft and smooth. The exhilarating botanical scent will keep you reaching for this quick-absorbing cream all day long.
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