To get that million-dollar glow, you may have to spend that much. At least, that appears to be the idea when you take a closer look at the products and procedures some of the world's most beautiful faces can't get enough of.
Rodin Olio Lusso Face OilFace oils are the biggest thing in skincare right now and the stars can't get enough of this one by Linda Rodin. This blend of 11 essential oils costs $150 for 1 fl oz (just 2/3 of a standard shot). Models Georgia May Jagger and Adriana Lima are said to slather it on regularly.
Sheep Placenta FacialVictoria Beckham is said to pay nearly $450 a session to have sheep's placenta applied to her face to reap the benefits of the animal's stem cells, according to the Mirror. The treatment is offered by Los Angeles-based celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. Sounds rejuvenating?
Crème de la MerThis moisturizer contains the brand's signature "Miracle Broth," made from various sealife to nourish and tone the skin. Jennifer Lopez was once said to use it from head to toe. Just 1 oz will set you back $160, but if you really want to go A-list, you'll go for the 16.5-oz jar, which sells for a cool $2,000. Hey, if that's the secret behind how amazing J.Lo looks, it might just be worth it...
The Evian ExperienceIf your normal bathwater just isn't good enough anymore, you can head to the Hotel Victor in Miami and soak in a tub of Gerber daisies and 1,000 liters of double-filtered Evian water. It's said to cost about $5,000. Apparently Beyoncé and daughter Blue Ivy enjoyed this bath on New Year's Eve, according to the Daily Mail. Quite the bubble bath for a toddler.
Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème Night CreamThe active ingredients in this anti-aging cream include 4MSK to block melanin that can cause age spots and retinol to fight wrinkles. For 1 oz, be prepared to pay $525. Amanda Seyfried is a fan, who has also spoken on behalf of the brand.
BORBA HD Diamond and Ruby PeelAccording to Forbes and the Daily Mail, Mila Kunis shelled out $7,000 to have her skin treated with rubies, diamonds and other precious stones to make her complexion truly glow. Personally, we would take a tennis bracelet that we could rub on our face anytime.
La Prairie Platinum Cellular CreamIf you really want to bring in the big guns for a radiant complexion, you'll need $1,080 to get your hands on 1.7 oz of this cream that contains platinum. No surprise here, Gwyneth Paltrow is said to love La Prairie.
Are these products and procedures worth it? Only time will tell.
He may only be 18-years-old, but when it comes to doting on the woman he loves, Justin Bieber spares no expense. The young pop star decided to take his relationship with Selena Gomez to new heights, literally, by renting a helicopter for a romantic trip ride over Niagara Falls on Sunday night in between rehearsals for the MuchMusic Video Awards, according to People magazine. (Jeez, youths, whatever happened to a trip to the mall, complete with a stop at Orange Julius?)
And while Bieber is becoming pretty well known for his extravagant date nights with Gomez, he's not the only one who likes to go all out for their special someone. Here's a look back at some of the craziest dates in Hollywood history:
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Rendezvous at Cannes
The freshly divorced reality star jetted off to France for the Cannes Film Festival last month, where her rapper beau was showcasing his new movie, Cruel Summer. Because nothing says "Let's take things slow" better than traveling halfway around the world for a little one-on-one time at a gigantic film festival.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Party at Beacher's Madhouse
The newly engaged couple have gone on several dates to this raunchy show in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Kids today, cuddling up during an erotic stage act, amiright? Please tell me I'm wrong.
Justin Bieber Rents Out Staples Center
Bieber began excessively doting on his 19-year-old girlfriend long before this recent helicopter ride. In fact, the pop star went so far as to rent out the Los Angeles Staples Center for Gomez last year, where the couple dined on steak and pasta while taking in a screening of the film, Titanic. Near far, wherever you are, you can pretty much guarantee your boyfriend won't do this.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's Engaging Ski Trip
The on-again, off-again duo went on a ski date last December in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming. And while that in itself may sound romantic, this snowy wonderland is reportedly where Timberlake ended up actually proposing to Biel. Heym it's not every day a former *NSYNC star asks you to marry them.
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart Double Double Date With Katy Perry
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, CA played host to some of Hollywood’s hottest couples over the weekend, including Twilight sweethearts Edward and Bella Pattinson and Stewart. The popular duo jammed out at a few concerts and eventually met up with Katy Perry and her then-boyfriend, Robert Ackroyd. Ah, to live in a world where it's actually possible to double date with such Hollywood A-listers. Now that would be a real teenage dream. Or, grown-up. No judgment.
Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart Go To Vegas
She may have reunited with her ex-hubby, Marc Anthony, on the Las Vegas stage last month, but later that same weekend the American Idol judge took in a show of Cirque du Soleil with her 25-year-old beau, Casper Smart. Talk about having your ex-cake and eating it too. Who knew tight-rope walkers and contortionists could be thought of as romantic. But it's like they say: what happens in Vegas, makes the front page news. Or something like that.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Barbados Birthday Fun
In celebration of her 40th birthday, Cannon whisked Carey away to Barbados via their very own private jet. Along with some typical beach-side fun, Cannon also planned a private dinner party for his wife at Barbados' ritzy Whispers on the Bay restaurant Friday, filling the place with hundreds of pink and lavender-hued balloons. Sweet, sweet fantasy, baby.
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler Enjoy a Slice of Italy
Though any date with the devilishly handsome Clooney is crazy enough in itself, Keibler was lucky enough to join him on Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy this month along with fellow boat enthusiasts Cindy Crawford and her husband, Rande Gerber. Sometimes life just isn't fair to us regular folk.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Dine at the Eiffel Tower
Aniston and Theroux made the most of their romantic getaway to the City of Lights by grabbing a bite to eat at one of Paris' most prominent landmarks: the Eiffel Tower. C'est magnifque.
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Bobby Garfield (David Morse) returns to his small hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood friend and remembers the fateful summer in 1960 when his whole world changed. The story flashes back to when 11-year-old Bobby (Anton Yelchin) and his best friends Carol (Mika Boorem) and Sully-John (Will Rothhaar) capture the pure joy of youthfulness. When a mysterious stranger named Ted Brautigan (Anthony Hopkins) moves upstairs and starts to pay attention to Bobby the boy suddenly realizes what's truly missing from his life--the love of a parent. Bobby's mother Liz (Hope Davis) is embittered by the death of Bobby's father and shows little compassion for her son's growing needs. Ted fills a void with the boy opening his eyes to the world around him and helps Bobby come to terms with his real feelings for Carol--and his mother. But Ted also has some deep dark secrets of his own and Bobby tries hard to stop danger from reaching the old man.
The performances make the film especially in the genuine camaraderie of the kids. Yelchin Boorem and Rothhaar never deliver a false move with an easiness that makes us believe we are simply watching three 11-year-old children grow up together. Yelchin in particular is able to get right to the heart of this young boy who misses his father and clings to the only adult who will listen. And his scenes with Boorem simply break your heart. (Davis) does an admirable job playing a part none too sympathetic. She manages to show a woman whose been beaten down but who does truly love her son in her own way. Morse too is one of those character actors you can plug in any movie and get a performance worth noting. In Hearts you want to see more of him. Of course the film shines brightest when Hopkins is on the screen. It may not be an Oscar-caliber performance but the actor is unparalleled in bringing a character to life--showing the subtleties of an old man looking for some peace in his life.
If you are expecting the Stephen King novel you may be disappointed. Screenwriter William Goldman and director Scott Hicks (Shine) deftly extracted the King formula of telling a story through a child's eye and explaining how the relationships formed as a child shaped the adult later. Hicks did an amazing job with his young actors especially Yelchin and Boorem. But where the novel continued into a supernatural theme explaining Brautigan's fear of being captured by "low men in yellow coats" (a reference to King's The Dark Tower series) the movie downplayed the mystical elements instead giving real explanations for Brautigan's man-on-the-run. That was the one problem with Hearts--we needed more danger. Introducing men from another dimension may not have been the way to go but had there been more tension the film would have resonated more especially when Bobby risked his own safety to save Ted.