Olivia Munn: Hypnotherapy helped me exercise

Olivia Munn was once hypnotised into exercising.

The 'Magic Mike' actress claims she only started working out a year ago when she went to a hypnotherapist who told her to hit the gym every morning at 6am - and she has been doing it ever since.

She explained in an interview with cosmetics guru Bobbi Brown for Yahoo! Beauty: ''I used to never exercise because I just hated the idea of all of it. But I saw this hypnotist (I have an OCD called Trichotillomania) and in one session he threw something in about working out and by the next week I was up every morning at 6am.

''I've been working out consistently ever since, and it's been almost a year now.''

Olivia, 34, also revealed she invented her own diet which involved only eating meals where she could see every single ingredient.

Olivia Munn: Hypnotherapy helped me exercise

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She said: ''In 2009, I lost 16 pounds in two months because I came up with my own diet which was if I can't see it I can't eat it. If I go to a restaurant and say I'll have the soup, I can't see every single ingredient they put in - how much salt? How much sugar?

''I can't see it unless I make it myself at home, so that takes away breads and other hidden ingredients.''

While the brunette bombshell admits she sometimes feels insecure about her Chinese heritage, she thinks it's important to change the all-American standard of beauty.

She explained: ''When I was younger, what I saw as the face of beauty was very standard all-American white blonde hair blue eyes.

''So any time I feel uncomfortable, or I wish something was different, I just have to wash it away because I have to be a role model for my niece, and if I have daughters be role models for them and be comfortable with myself.''

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Shakira Covers 'Glam Belleza Latina,' Here Are 6 Things We Learned Her Beauty Regimen In The Story

That petite powerhouse and honest hip shaker known as Shakira covers the Summer 2014 issue of Glam Belleza Latina, with her golden waves filling the frame. The gorgeous Colombian, who just wrapped her stint as a coach on The Voice, indicating that she will not return for another round, loves being a mom, considers her Latin fans like friends, and views her boyfriend and baby daddy Gerard Pique as “the one.” In addition to all those Shakira fun life facts, the cover story also reveals quite a bit about Shakira’s beauty regimen, as well.

Shakira is preternaturally stunning, so she has a fab base on which to build her look and her style. But her hips don’t lie and neither does she. Her beauty routines and perspectives are actually quite honest and super refreshing, since they allow for indulgences, aren’t too princess-y or precious, and are easy for her fans to emulate, because, well, who wouldn’t want to follow Shakira’s lead and tackle her tips for looking faboosh?

Take a look at the cover for a second. The pale pink, almost mod lip color works with her sun-smooched skin and the way the wavy layer covers one eye adds an air of mystery.

Check out the 6 most interesting tidbits I gleaned from her feature, then head over to the mag’s website for the rest of Shakira’s cover story.

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1. Shakira Prefers Light Hair Because She Is Not Trying to Be a Member of the Cullen Clan

Shakira likes lighter hair because it brightens her face and doesn’t present her as a goth or vampire-in-training like her formerly darker locks did. ”I like that blond hair gives a lot of light onstage and makes my face pop a little more,” she said. “The dark hair made me look more goth. And besides, how many blond Latinas are there in the world? Hello!” Point taken, Shak, even though we’re sure Edward Cullen would love to sink his teeth into your neck.

2. She Is Not a Slave to Diets, So Bring on the Food

Her off-tour eating routine and food philosophy? It’s totally simple. If she likes it, she eats it. Shakira said, “I don’t believe in depriving myself or being a slave to diets. I generally eat healthy, but I indulge too. And when I have to, for a video or a performance, I pull back a little. But it’s all about balance.” At least she has a team of trainers and managers to remind her when the pull back needs to occur.

3. She Remains Active When Not Touring, Too

While dancing onstage during a tour is “great for cardio and toning,” and is, in effect, like exercise cheating, Shakira isn’t a sloth when off the road. She stays active and it’s as though she tricks her brain, doing “things that feel like fun and not just a workout, so that I stay motivated. Tennis is my current favorite. ”

4. Latina Beauty Is All About Intangibles

Latina beauty is all about the intangible elements, save for one. “To me, it’s confident, passionate, and — of course — curvy,” Shak said. What’s that sound? Oh, just the melody line and hook for “Hips Don’t Lie.”

5. She Is Kind to Her Thirsty Hair

The singer uses serums with natural oils and sulfate-free shampoos to add moisture to her hair, which is prone to drying out due to all the processing she puts it through.

6. Her Beach Bag Essentials Are Not Shocking

“The highest SPF sunscreen I can find,” she admitted about what she totes in her beach bag. “I always avoid damage to my skin from the sun, and a good detangler for my hair. I also use a vitamin C serum before applying makeup to nourish my skin, along with lots of moisturizer. I also try to buy beauty products that have as few chemicals as possible.”

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Alexa Chung avoids pageant look

Alexa Chung doesn't want to look like a "beauty pageant child" so chooses to either highlight her eyes or lips with make-up.

Alexa Chung never wears heavy eye and lip make-up at the same time for fear of looking like a drag queen.

The British fashionista has become synonymous with laidback, effortless style and is often spotted on the front row at Fashion Week shows.

As well as being known for her chic fashion choices, Alexa's barely-there make-up is one of the former model's traits, and she reveals it's always been a conscious decision to only ever highlight one facial feature at a time.

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"When I'm wearing make-up, I choose between doing my eyes or mouth because I don't want to look like a beauty pageant child. I've got quite a strong face - if it's got too much on, I just look like a man in drag," she laughed.

Alexa has her own range with cosmetics brand Eyeko and has recently been announced as a collaborator with Nails Inc..

Despite her beauty credentials the 30-year-old star admits she doesn't own much make-up, but always has black eyeliner to hand to make sure her signature cat flick can be achieved.

"Because I have the luxury of having my make-up done frequently, I don't have a huge collection of products. But I am an avid wearer of eyeliner - I would say I'm wearing it 90 per cent of the time.

"Someone at a dinner recently asked me if it was tattooed on because they've never seen me without it, which I actually think would be wonderful... though I've gotten really good at doing it. I've done mine for so many years that I can just draw it on really quickly," she divulged.

She also confesses that her attitude to beauty has been shaped by her British upbringing, where Alexa claims people don't think it's "cool" to look like you've tried too hard.

"It's just not about being 'done.' We're into being clean, just not looking like you've made too much of an effort," she said.

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The men whose hair we want

We've had a hair crush on actor Jared Leto ever since the promotional tour for last year's hit film Dallas Buyers Club took him to red carpets around the globe.

Rather than timidly tying his long locks into a low ponytail, Oscar-winning Leto has been unapologetic about his fabulous follicles and it's not hard to see why; his ombré hair - which fades from a rich chestnut to sun-kissed copper at the ends - is too glossy and desirable to conceal.

But there's a new contender for his beautiful beach-hair crown. Step forward Marco Perego, the Italian artist husband of actress Zoe Saldana. The newlyweds attended the Cannes Film festival in his'n'hers Saint Laurent tuxedos at the weekend, and while Saldana was obviously professionally groomed, she wasn't the mane attraction. Instead, Perego's sweeping, golden-blonde, Gisele Bündchen-esque hair caught our attention.

Celebrity hair stylist George Northwood is of the opinion that the laissez-faire attitude of these chaps is why their hair looks so enviable. "Most guys just wash and go, and let their hair dry naturally, so there's no mechanical damage to dry hair out," says Northwood, who tends to the tresses of Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. "Of course, these are guys that have naturally good hair, and perhaps they have a colouring treatment once a year, but aside from that they're really low maintenance, which is key to keeping hair healthy."

Perego and Leto's born-with-it mops have prompting us to celebrate the best-tressed men currently in showbusiness. So, in no particular order, here they are:

Jared Leto, actor, 42

The look: Supermodel Erin Wasson before coming into contact with a comb

Why we're coveting it: What's to explain? Leto has mastered the dip-dyed look more nonchalantly than Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore ever could. And the shine - look at that shininess!

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Marco Perego, artist, 34

The look: Gisele Bündchen off-duty in Los Angeles

Why we're coveting it: This is the hair we dreamed of having as a child (and erm, still do). Sadly for us, it's all Marco's

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Alexander Wang, fashion designer, 30

The look: Art student - but without the accompanying greasiness

Why we're coveting it: This is a style that will withstand the test of time; it's become Wang's signature

Daniel Tighe, model

The look: Sienna Miller with moddy, black hair

Why we're coveting it: Tighe's tresses are so versatile - sleek and poker-straight in one campaign, slightly frizzy and undone for the catwalk. We could totally work with that

Miles McMillan, model, 23

The look: New York hipster - without the skateboard

Why we're coveting it: No-one wears a side parting better than McMillan