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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Lupita's natural beauty secret

How talented and gracious is Lupita Nyong'o? I just love everything about her. She seems so warm and down-to-earth. I'd love to hang out with her, wouldn't you? And if we did hang out, after we ate dinner and talked about hopes and fears and dreams, we would do what all good friends do...play around with makeup.

She actually shared her tip for flawless skin with Racked: "I use a lot of natural oils—like avocado oil and Hawaiian kukui oil—and try to drink lots of water. I think your skin really needs to be nourished from the inside rather than outside, so eating right and drinking water really goes a long way. I'm very low-maintenance." (Now I want to douse myself with oils every night before bed.)
Plus, a few more photos, just because I love her...Lupita, keep doing what you're doing!! xoxo

P.S. Another natural beauty trick.

54 comments:

Amanda aka MamaRobot said...

Agreed! A class act.

Meg said...

I love how effortlessly dignified she is!!

Lauren E. said...

Her Oscar speech had me in tears. She is just so lovely and gracious.

Lisa Johnson said...

Love her too! She is the epitome of beauty, grace and class! Time for me to go drink some more water. : )

13bees said...

she is seriously one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. and the pic of her looking all serious next to anna wintour (because what else do you do?) is hilarious.

LV said...

She is absolutely stunning.

Jesse said...

she defines elegance.

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Meadow said...

She seems nice but is her face going to be plastered everywhere now?! I get annoyed of "it" celebrities pretty fast. I guess she's better than Miley!

Brooke said...

Oh Lupita! She is just gorgeous and YES I want to hang out with her, haha!

Lori Jenkins said...

She's so refreshing!

brooklynash said...

omg! did you see the story ralph fiennes told about her on jimmy fallon!? so cute. you should check it out...

Mariam said...

She's so beautiful! Love the photo of her at fashion week with Anna Wintour.

Joanna Goddard said...

totally, megan—and she looks so amazing in glasses, too.

Katherine Bousson said...

Such a natural beauty!!!

Joanna Goddard said...

brooklynash, going to check it out right now, thanks!

Lauren Knight said...

I keep hearing about the benefits of oils on the face. It seems that years of "oil is bad" talk, I need to get past that and give it a try. She looks amazing!

Rachel said...

She is absolutely flawless and so very classy. My girl crush for sure!

Melanie Price said...

She is so beautiful. Her acceptance speech was so poignant, elegant and gracious that it gave me chills. Such an amazing young woman...

Zoe Royall said...

GAH! She is so beautiful, and especially her skin. It is so luminous!!! I love her through and through.

Have you read the interviews where she says that she didn't feel comfortable in her skin until she saw model Alek Wek? It reminds me of how important diversity is in media (and everywhere, of course).

Claire said...

I love her too!

E. and Baby P. said...

she really seems beautiful inside and out.

Taylor K said...

I've been using Argan oil and Rosehip Oil instead of moisturizer and I love it!

Jenn @ WLB said...

she just seems like the sweetest, doesn't she!

summery.org said...

I couldn't agree more, she's such a beauty, and has amazing style to boot!

Xoxo

Sheila
www.summery.org

Karelys Beltran Davis said...

I use this brown sugar + olive oil scrub. No need for lotion afterwards.
Natural oils and a diet that doesn't irritate your skin (and ultimately your body) is really the best beauty trick.

Shoko said...

she's radiant! so lovely.

Pearl said...

I actually went to a facialist recently who told me the exact same thing! apparently people shy away because they think oil is bad...but natural (i.e not synthetic) oils are supposedly really good for your skin. Coconut oil as a night cream is what she suggested. Have been trying for a few days and love it!

jessica patrice said...

natural beauty indeed!! the girl is blessed with GOOD genes. love her elegance and girly spunk.

Elizabeth Lee said...

Love love her! X

Elizabeth Lee said...

Love love her! X

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Amy P said...

Oh, I hope being famous doesn't ruin her. She's lovely. And those dresses - the billowy skirts are the best!

sumslay said...

When i saw your pictures, I was thinking, "What a class act!" and then laughed when i saw that was the very first comment. Well, she is!

I def need to improve my diet - I agree with her about skin!

Roxarita said...

She is amazing! I do those things do and don't look nearly that good. I think her natural beauty secret is to be born incredibly beautiful.

sophia1oa said...

I think her real beauty secret is humility and her smarts. Don't forget she went to Yale for her MFA!

dramamama said...

she's the best!

Anna Hoffman said...

I'm obsessed with her! And I share her beauty trick, though sadly it's not making me as gorgeous and graceful as she...
I've been using Josie Maran's Light Argan Oil on my face and Neutrogena Light Sesame Oil on my body, and my skin has been great (well, let's just say better than usual). Especially with this dry winter air, it feels good to put the oil on. I also put the Neutrogena in the bath and come out all dewy.

Emily Nelson said...

Joanna watch her Oscar and Grammy speeches. They are so powerful and she has an amazing way of speaking and I think she must be empowering women everywhere. She is such an amazing role model.

Margaret S. said...

Her speech on beauty, after accepting Essence Magazine's award, is something everyone should see.
http://youtu.be/ZPCkfARH2eE

Erma B. said...

I love her so much!

Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life said...

Her other secret, which you can see from the great photos you posted, is that she's a minimalist. Notice she doesn't wear too much jewelry and she sticks to one big thing and that's it.

Lily L-M said...

I'm so obsessed with her skin... and well, everything about her... as well. I was lucky enough to be at Yale at the same time!

xo Lily http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

Susanna Zachary said...

Before the Oscars she said, “You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you... compassion sustains you”
She said that she would fall asleep wishing she would wake up light skinned. I remember going to sleep as a child wishing I looked like a model.
I'm here today, 26 years old, knowing finally that I am perfect who I am inside and not what I look like.
I strongly believe we need more women in lead roles in Hollywood. I've been an assistant in the film industry since I graduated film school at ucla and honestly I'm tired of stepping away. So here, finally, is my reel: https://vimeo.com/87328373
And, I want to say thank you for your blog and constant inspiration. You're someone to always look up to.

Daphné said...

She is so gracious and elegant. I think we all have a crush on her ! She had me crying with her Oscars speech, beautiful.

100pajarosvolando said...

I love her too, both on and off the red carpet. She is beautiful, has great style and seems like a really normal down-tp-earth person. Big fan of Lupita!

http://cienpajarosvolando.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/off-the-red-carpet/

Charlie said...

She's absolutely gorgeous! And I totally agree that great skin is mostly about how you looking after your lifestyle as a whole!

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Catherine Masi said...

Everything about her is pure lovely (and sweet, and intelligent, and kind). What a nice example of a wonderful human:)

lucinda smith said...

that post have me reaching for my water bottle before i even noticed i was doing it. i just love her and that little shimmie and shake she did with pharrell just made her THAT much more awesome in my book.

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marie said...

Also, she knows what's real and it shows... check out her speech at the Essence awards. "Finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be."

http://www.upworthy.com/oscar-winner-lupita-nyongos-speech-on-beauty-that-left-an-entire-audience-speechless

Ember Grey. said...

She's beyond lovely!

Tina Beanie said...

Elegance, beauty, poise and smarts. She has it all! No wonder everyone she comes in contact with is enamored with her! <3

Wren Brock said...

Oh, I love Lupita! I remember reading about her in a magazine before going to see 12YAS in theaters and was really looking forward to seeing how she did. Everyone was raving about her performance, and rightly so! I was so excited to learn she'd been nominated for an Oscar. Her acceptance speech was lovely and inspiring, and I'm so glad she won. She deserved it.

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jona reynolds said...

She has got a Flawless skin. Truly it might be a great effort to have skin like this

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