REAL LIFE | Drew Barrymore Says ‘Don’t Be Fooled’ By Stars’post-Baby Bodies: ‘I Have Clawed My Way There’

Fitting into Hollywood body standards doesn’t come easy to Drew Barrymore, and at age 45, she’s accepted that.

The actress and mom of two is speaking openly about her body struggles on Instagram for what she’s calling her ‘#WellnessWeek’, and on Wednesday, she talked about the ‘rollercoaster of my body’.

Barrymore said that her body has changed significantly over the years, especially during her two pregnancies.

I go up and I go down. The rollercoaster of my body is a challenging, but beautiful ride. I made two kids. The single most important purpose for me being on this planet is for them! It is a true miracle I was able to have these two girls. So whatever the aftermath on my body, well bring it on!’ she wrote.

Barrymore added, though, that she fought her natural shape for most of her life.

There have been times I have stood in my closet and just cried. Hated getting dressed. Didn’t feel good!’ she said. ‘It takes so much for me to look decent. I have to eat just right and work my ass off! I cannot fight the fact that I have the propensity to be the Pillsbury dough boy! (Now all I can think about is crescent rolls).

The Santa Clarita Diet star said that she really had to work to get back to her pre-baby body after her pregnancies, and pointed out that all celebrities get a ton of help to do it.

DON’T be fooled by what you see when people are thin right after baby’, she said. ‘Don’t compare yourself to the magazines and the red carpets. If I looked decent on anything I have done since I had my two kids, I have clawed my way there. You can too! However, it is hard to sustain and can take a lot of the joy out of life with food’.

Barrymore said she doesn’t focus on looking a certain way anymore, and instead works on feeling mentally healthy with her trainer, Marnie Alton.

NOW I have found that elusive B called BALANCE. 45! It only took 45 years to find myself. Right where I am supposed to be. And it’s not perfect. But it’s me’, she said.

Barrymore told reporters in June that she plans to share her body positive mindset with her daughters Olive,7, and Frankie,5, when they get older.

I’ll be able to talk to my kids in a very real way about having to work with ourselves the way that we are’, she said. ‘We’ve got to embrace it. We were all made a certain way’.

ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt ‘unprotected’ by the British Royal Family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a tabloid newspaper. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s Grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles its Mail on … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Naomi Campbell Sees Black Lives Matter Altering Fashion And Beauty Industries

Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview. The fashion world has long been criticized for its lack of diversity. Some firms are already making product … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Naomi Campbell Sees Black Lives Matter Altering Fashion And Beauty Industries

BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing ‘white’, ‘fair’ and ‘light’ from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism. Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for skin whitening creams used … Continue reading BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

FASHION | Travel In Style With Automobile Lamborghini & Principe’s New Collection

Automobile Lamborghini recently teamed up with Principe, an Italian company specializing in fine leather goods, shoes and fashion accessories, to design and distribute a few bespoke leather goods that will be sold under the Automobili Lamborghini brand. The collection includes several backpacks and trolleys that are perfect for traveling, stylish satchels, cross body bags, belts … Continue reading FASHION | Travel In Style With Automobile Lamborghini & Principe’s New Collection

BUSINESS | Lamborghini Will No Longer Be Attending Auto Shows Like The Geneva Motor Shows

Lamborghini Head of Marketing Katia Bassi has revealed the Italian supercar automaker will not be attending future auto shows as part of their strategy moving forward. It looks like Lamborghini are set to abandon traditional motor shows in favor of more tailored experiences for their customers. While this is sad news for the enthusiasts simply … Continue reading BUSINESS | Lamborghini Will No Longer Be Attending Auto Shows Like The Geneva Motor Shows

ROYALS | Confirmed: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Sign With Obamas’ High-Profile Speaking Agency

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed on with a high-profile agency in the United States for speaking engagements, who represent Michelle and Barack Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton. As first reported in the Los Angeles Times, Prince Harry and Meghan have chosen the New York – based Harry Walker Agency to represent … Continue reading ROYALS | Confirmed: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Sign With Obamas’ High-Profile Speaking Agency

PILGRIMAGE| Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only ‘very limited numbers’ of people will be allowed to perform the annual Hajj Pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million people from around the world. The kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj only people of various nationalities already residing in the country would be allowed to perform  … Continue reading PILGRIMAGE| Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

BEAUTY | 5 Hair And Beauty Rituals Asian Women Have Been Doing For Generation

With more and more people dedicating an increasing amount of time to their beauty regime whilst in isolation, it’s worth nothing that looking your best doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here at AMALLAS, we have turned towards ours sisters across the pond in South Asia, a part of the world well known for … Continue reading BEAUTY | 5 Hair And Beauty Rituals Asian Women Have Been Doing For Generation

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Bevery Johnson, The First Black Model On The Cover Of Vogue, Demands For Change In The Fashion Industry

In 1974, supermodel Bevery Johnson made history as the first black model to ever appear on the cover of Vogue Magazine. The trailblazer thought that moment would create big changes at the time in the fashion industry, but 46 years later, she say it barely made a dent. ‘There is no diversity in – the … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Bevery Johnson, The First Black Model On The Cover Of Vogue, Demands For Change In The Fashion Industry

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