_+//Beauty Buzz With Katrina Kaif
BEAUTY BUZZ WITH NEW HOT CHICK ON THE BLOCK KATRINA KAIF
I kick start my day with three to four glasses of water. I am addicted to the Purifying Apricot Oil from Anne Semoin.
My shortcut to beauty therapy is exercise — swimming, jogging, gymming — this gives blood circulation a boost and skin feels healthier.
My favourite beauty haunt is Shahnaz Herbal Clinic.
I like to play up my eyes with lots of mascara by Yves Saint Laurent.
A beauty rule that I follow is to always cleanse my face of all make-up, however tired I may be. I use a face wash by Mene & Moy which has two per cent salicylic acid and Lancôme Cleansing Milk for the face and eyes.
My skin behaves well if I use less make-up.
My quick fix before a party is blow-drying my hair. I use a Kérastase product in my bath which leaves my hair soft and manageable. So styling comes easy.
To deal with a beauty emergency I rely on a mineral mud mask by Anne Semoin. It calms my skin.
My look for the coming season is traditional with more emphasis on the eyes with MAC kohl, keeping cheeks and lips neutral with a bronze highlighter from Laura Mercier and a MAC lip gloss in nude.
My bedside table essentials are a body moisturizer from Clarins, vitamin C tablets and a book to learn Hindi!
__+//Interview with Katrina Kaif
She has the looks that could seduce anybody. She had enjoyed success as a model and then had entered the film industry. These days, Katrina Kaif is known as much for her good looks as for the people she hangs out with. But her claim to fame right now seems to be Salman Khan and her affair with him.
Are you getting any good offers these days?
I'm getting plenty of them but am not accepting any because there is nothing spectacular about the kind of roles I get. I'm looking for unusual ones that have scope. Many good producers and directors too have approached me but the roles aren't exactly the kind that I would want to do.
·What do you do when you aren't acting?
I go to the gym. The dance classes. And, sometimes I get together with my friends.
· What do you do if you get into a painful situation?
I weep my heart out for hours. When the heart becomes light, I start looking for a solution.
· What kind of a person are you as a partner?
I'm very loving and giving kind. In any relationship I have expectations. But I need to have my own freedom and I'm willing to give the other person his freedom too.
· What is your one bad habit?
I love eating sweets. I also keep chewing on my lips. I know I shouldn't be doing these things, but I still can't stop myself.
· What is the one stupid thing you see in the beauty industry?
Coloring the hair. For a while, it looks good, but then your hair starts falling in lumps.
· What do you wear at night?
Pajama kurtas. Comfort is my prime concern.
What do you normally wear at home?
What's the secret of your sex appeal?
I go to the gym. I have my self confidence and I keep myself busy. Those are the secrets of my sex appeal.
Lakme's new face and India's top model Katrina Kaif shares her Style Secrets and Beauty Tips.
I like to Wear
Floral summer dresses or tracks and sweatshirts or cargo pants and sleeveless tee shirts during the day I don't party too often, but when I do, I opt for a Tarun Tahiliani Indo-Western or Rocky S' Westerns.
My Wardrobe Favourite
My Lee Jeans
Must-Haves in My Handbag
My mobile phone, a lip balm and my credit card
My Favourite Cosmetics
My highlighter and Mascara
My Favourite Perfume
My quick Beauty tip
Drink lots or water. Keep your skin clean by wearing little make-up during the day
I Pamper Myself With
Regular Face and Body Massages at The Oberoi or at Freedas at Bandra
Favourite Shopping Destination
Courtyard at Colaba and Kimaya at Juhu, Mumbai. I also enjoy strolling at Hauz Khas in Delhi
My Exercise Regime
Working out with weights and Kathak Classes
Life at Spa keeps Katrina glowing
She came, she smiled and she shared her beauty secrets including her great love for spas. Gave endless tips too, for the fitness freaks and the beauty conscious.
Draped in a shimmering, traditional Indian outfit, tinsel town gorgeous Katrina Kaif couldn’t have looked prettier even though she was not sporting her usual sexy siren image.
And Katrina was happily singing out what wonders spas could do in terms of dazzling looks and total well-being.
Secrets behind her drop-dead looks
“Traditional Ayurvedic treatments, coupled with advanced beauty care techniques, have always helped me look my best,” asserted the actress with drop-dead looks. “I love spas and simply love to spend my time there. But with a hectic lifestyle and tight schedules, one hardly gets the time to relax,” she added. Katrina was in the Capital to launch Mayar Group’s A+ MediSpa, a medical spa with a difference.
“For the last two years, I have been working almost every day and didn’t have much time for thorough skin care or other beauty essentials. But this concept of medical spa is sure to help people in more ways than one,” she added.
Asked how she would unwind after a busy day, pat came the reply: “I will take off the costume and remove the make-up as soon as I am free from the shoot and go for a relaxing spa treatment. But it’s often tough to get spare time for such recreational activities,” quipped Katrina.
The right choice every time
“But whenever I take a day off to get a spa treatment, I opt for the very best,” said the glam girl and advised others to do the same. “Otherwise, you may end up getting something that doesn’t suit you. It’s better to be careful when you make a choice, so that you get exactly what you want.”
Asserting that spas are no longer meant for the rich and the famous alone, the svelte beauty said, “I think people need to realize that spa holidays offer much more than relaxing massages or fitness programmes. Many of the leading spas now specialize in skin care and overall health solutions.
“For those who are hard-pressed for time but still want to look good should certainly try out spa treatments. And if the spa visit is not getting you the desired results, I would say that you are wasting your time. Not just movie stars or film-makers, even doctors, journalists or anyone else can suffer from skin-related problems. However, medical spas usually come up with the right solutions essential for a complete cure.”
The million-dollar tip
So what’s the million-dollar tip Katrina would like to give regarding health, fitness and looks?
“There’s a great difference between physical fitness and a holistic approach towards health,” she answered. “Being fit and looking pretty need not be the only thing in life. Inner beauty matters more and for that, one needs to be healthy from inside,” stressed the actress. “Nowadays, we use a lot of oil for cooking which is really bad for health. I am sure not many of us are aware of this and don’t take timely measures to prevent health hazards.
“If you feel good from inside, you are bound to have great looks very soon. Most of the people go for the external cure only. But you must be healthy within if you are looking forward to that natural glow.”
No regrets... Although her stint as a Bollywood actress has been pretty smooth and she has four blockbusters to her credit (Namastey London, Apne, Partner and Welcome), Katrina is yet to receive a Best Actress nomination. When asked, the Kaif girl sounded absolutely unfazed though, and said she had no regrets as her fans had always stood by her.
“How unfair is Life? See, I wasn’t even nominated for the best actress category,” rued Katrina but quickly recollected her moment in the sun. “There was an award by STAR Gold for Idea Sabsey Favourite Kaun 2008 and my fans chose me as the Sabsey Favourite Star. That’s what matters to me most.
“As long as they appreciate my work, like me and vote for me as their favourite, I don’t ask for anything else,” she concluded.
Well Katrina, we wish you good luck for the year ahead. And heartily hope that your pretty looks and powerful acting may earn you name and fame the way you want it! For Katrina Kaif, only the sky is the limit.
- Times Of India
Katrina Kaif shares with Vogue India her beauty secrets!
• Daily Rituals: I take off my make-up with Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil and massage my face with La Prairie night cream.
• Fitness Secrets: I have stopped going to the gym because I put on muscle easily. I do Pilates with Yasmin Karachiwala.
• Sinful Secret: My cappuccino fix... give me good cappuccino and I will trade it for diamonds.
• Diva Tip: Use serum on your hair and use a paddle brush for a silky smooth de-frizzed look.
• Day and Night Look: Peter Thomas Roth Max Daily Defense Moisture Cream SPF 30, Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot and Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curved Brush Mascara to go with my day look, which is tunics and checked shirts. For the night, I tend to dress up more formally so I use a Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Palette in No. 3, YSL Automatic Eyeliner in Easy Black, Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot and Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush. I set it with M.A.C NC 30 Select Sheer Loose Powder and touch up with Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Warm Natural.
• Inner Glow: I use acai berry supplements to keep my skin healthy. I have wheatgrass powder every day in a drink. I am trying to give myself an antioxidant boost with green tea and am on a macrobiotic raw food diet.
• Hair Secrets: I use Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairation Hair Pak and Kiehl's Leave-In Hair Conditioner. My hair is exposed to a lot of styling and blow-drying so I also use heat-protect products. I use Pantene Five Minute Strengthening Rinse-Off Mask; it really works on my thick hair… I love my hair, but I would chop it off for a role.