Rebecca Romijn likes washing her hair in the sea

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Rebecca Romijn needs a low-maintenance beauty regime as she only just has time to brush her teeth most days.

The 38-year-old American actress and former model leads a busy lifestyle, juggling her successful career with looking after two-year-old daughters Dolly and Charlie, her twins with husband Jerry O'Connell.

Rebecca’s hectic schedule means she often doesn’t get the chance to spend hours preening herself, and favours a more natural look.

“At this point in my life, I think it’s about cutting down on prep time as much as possible, because I barely have time to brush my teeth most of the time,” she laughed to okmagazine.com.

“My favourite product these days is Wella Ocean Spritz, because it mimics ocean water, which is my number one favourite hair care product. It mimics that, and you put it in damp hair, and you twist it up, and you get these beachy waves, and it’s great – it’s easy. For a mom who’s got limited time, it’s easy.”

Rebecca loves the beach, and thinks carefree waves look much better than an over-styled do. She can’t get over how authentic Wella Ocean Spritz is, claiming it is almost like washing her locks in the sea.

“My favourite type of hair is beachy hair, and I love summertime, I love the beach. For most people, going to the beach and washing their hair in the ocean is not a reality – it’s for the lucky few out there – so if you can buy it in a bottle, it’s the next best thing,” she added.

Original article: Yahoo.com

Bebe's New Belle

Following Mischa Barton’s two-season run as the face of Bebe, we have learned that Rebecca Romijn has been cast to star in the fashion line’s ad campaign beginning next March. The contract is for one year. “The company is so great and [Bebe company founder] Manny [Mashouf] is such a fantastic man,” the actress said Sunday night at the Pacific Design Center, where she received Hollywood Life magazine’s Hollywood Glamazon style award. “I love their new dresses and I think it’s going to be a great year; I’m thrilled to be a part of it.” Romijn, unfortunately, added that she would most likely not be in attendance at Bebe Collection designer David Cardona’s Spring 2007 show at Smashbox Studios Wednesday because she has to fly to Virginia to shoot her next film, Lake City.

Original article: FashionWeekly.com

InStyle Interview 04/2006

The core elements of Romijn's fitness routine are Pilates workouts four times a week and 40 minute cardio session five to six days a week. The variable is her diet: She has low fat, high protein Zone meals delivered when she wants to be at her fittest. "When I met Jerry, each day was an opportunity for a romantic excursion and I enjoyed every meal," she says. Then it came time to prepare for X Men: The Last Stand. "I didn't look like Mystique. I knew I had to shape up,' says Romijn. Her thoughts on meeting that goal:

WEIGHTY ISSUES: "I never step on the scale. I don't even own one, so it was awful reading in the tabloids about my weight gain, 'She ballooned from 125 lbs. to 150 Ibs.!" I haven't been 125 pounds since I was 15 years old. I needed to lose around 15 pounds, but I was never worried about it, and I'm not trying to lose weight now," says Romijn. O'Connell doesn't understand the fuss: "I never saw her as being overweight, and I feel like she's too skinny right now."

DIET PLAN: "I get the day off to a good start with two eggs, poached, scrambled or soft boiled. I do have a sweet tooth and I need to watch that I had three amazing cookies yesterday! I don't drink wine during the week, just on the week ends. Sometimes, when I've got my Zone dinner, Jerry will bring home a pepperoni pizza and I'll have a bite or two."

SLEEK PHYSIQUE: "After a couple of years of modeling l started working out, but I never felt good. When I turned to Pilates eight years ago I began to feel strong, flexible and healthy. I got an understanding of my body like I never had before. It's totally empowering."

PERFECT GAME: "When Rebecca came to me she had scoliosis, inward rotating legs and constant neck pain," says her longtime Pilates trainer and friend Lori Amoscato who has helped her overcome those problems. "Her body is now functioning perfectly. I haven't yet had a client who can do everything she can do, including things like Russian splits on the Pilates Universal Reformer table."

DISCO INFERNO: "Jerry and I make each other playlists ever, week for the gym," says Romijn. "The one I'm listening to now has Linda Clifford, Natasha Bedingfield and some Shirley Bassey remixes. I love, love disco. I like techno too - anything I can play so loud that I can't hear myself breathe."

Original article: In Style 04/2006

Rebecca Romijn swears by Pilates: "It's improved my body, my walk, even the way I stand"

"I did the gym thing for a long time, but I'm basically over it" (except for a few occasional climbs on the stair machine when she feels especially sluggish), says Rebecca, who like many celebs, is a devout Pilates convert. "When I lifted weights, the goal was just to get it out the way or at least get through it. With Pilates, I've developed a totally different relationship with my body. I've got mild scoliosis, and for the first time that I remember, I'm not seeing a chiropractor." Good thing she's been blessed with what appears to be a hyperactive metabolism: This girl likes to eat. "I've got a huge sweeth tooth," she confesses. "Every afternoon at four, I have to have a candy bar or ice cream. I think anything is okay in moderation. I also don't have an addictive personality, which helps." If she needs a quick pick-me-up, "I have a Red Bull Energy Drink," a German sports beverage. When she really needs to get away from it all, Rebecca heads for the nearest cineplex. "I'm an easy audience. I don't critique movies, I just go for the escape." Flying is another retreat: "It's one of the few things I do where no one can call me or bug me."

Original article: Mademoiselle 12/1999

Rebecca Romijn feels Pressure

Rebecca Romijn admits she feels she has to be slim and look good at all times. The 'X-Men' actress is determined to shed the pounds she gained while expecting her seven-month-old twin daughters and slim down to her pre-pregnancy size because the film industry demands she looks good at all times. She said: "The pressure to lose weight definitely comes from the business."

However, the 36-year-old beauty says looking after Dolly and Charlie - her children with actor husband Jerry O'Connell - is more important to her than any film role and she is relying on the final few pounds to drop off naturally.

She explained: "I have a way more important job at home with the babies. It's not something I ever worried about. The weight that I gained felt very natural, losing it was very natural. And I still have some way to go. Hopefully I will lose the rest too - but those last 10lbs, man oh man!"

Original article: ContactMusic.com

Rebecca's Beauty Bag

An infectious smile, sparkling eyes, and perfectly coiffed tresses are just a few of Rebecca Romijn's most noteworthy calling cards. So what keeps the stunning model-actress always looking exceptionally glamorous? While at the MTV Movie Awards, the X-Men star opened up her clutch - her dazzling engagement ring all aglow - and shared her favorite shades, scents, and secret red-carpet weapons.

What's your favorite lip gloss?
Rebecca: I really like the Bobbi Brown lip glosses. I use the one in Tea Rose Tint, I think it's called

What are your makeup-bag musts?
Rebecca: Well, the Bobbi Brown lip gloss. Dior Show mascara, because it's the thickest and the blackest and it goes on the most, and I love lots of mascara. And Nars Blush in Orgasm.

What fragrance have you been wearing lately?
Rebecca: I've been wearing Bulgari Au The Rouge.

Any favorite hair products?
I love Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream. And also Klorane Dry Shampoo - my favorite product in the whole entire world. I can't live without it!

What do you keep in your bag on the red carpet?
Well, Lorac powder, my invite, lip gloss, a phone, and Bach Rescue Remedy [shows the bottle]

What do you do to feel absolutely glamorous?
Put on lots and lots and lots of mascara!

Original article: Glam.com

Romijn devastated by Weight Criticism

X-Men star Rebecca Romijn was devastated when US tabloids slammed her for gaining weight, because she had never felt better in her life.

After years of maintaining a strict diet for her modeling career, she stopped her intense gym workouts and started enjoying romantic dinners and lazy weekends with fiance Jerry O'Connell.

She explains, "I was focusing on my personal life for the first time in years and really enjoying myself. "But getting attention from the tabloids for my 'relaxation period' was awful and confusing. "I'd never felt better emotionally and physically, and yet I was being told I was fat!" The star had to get back into top form after agreeing to appear on the cover of the 2006 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Romijn lost the excess weight and eventually found a way to strike a balance between her career and new found personal happiness. She adds, "I just want things to be really easy and peaceful. I feel like I've found harmony."

Original article: PR-Inside.com

Sexy Rebecca does it the right "weigh"

What's Rebecca Romijn's secret to keeping a smokin'-hot body? Not owning a scale. The supermodel-turned-actress shows off her curves and shares beauty tips in the April issue of InStyle magazine.

It's hard to believe, but Romijn said she had to lose weight in order to play Mystique in the "X-Men" movies. "I never step on the scale. I don't even own one, so it was awful reading in the tabloids about my weight gain: 'She ballooned from 125 pounds to 150 pounds.' "I needed to lose around 15 pounds, but I was never worried about it, and I'm not trying to lose weight now."

The 33-year-old stunner also opened up about her engagement to actor Jerry O'Connell and life after divorce. "We have a lot of love for each other," she said, referring to her ex, John Stamos.

Original article: NYPost.com

Shape 05/1998

As a teen-ager, cover model Rebecca Romijn (pronounced "romaine") refused to wear shorts - she felt too skinny. "All my friends were thick, round, healthy and had b***s," says the 5-foot-11 inch former Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model. "I wanted to be like them, so I drank heavy cream and ate junk food." The pounds piled on fast.

When Romijn decided to pursue modeling, the 25-year-old who was named GQ's 1997 Woman of the Year got serious about shaping up. "I cut out junk food, which helped a lot," she says. Not an easy task for one who's been known toe keep stashes of goodies in her glove compartment, purse, even her makeup bag, a habit that was practically family tradition. "My mom taught us about nutrition; she even made her own yogurt, breads and granola. But she had a sweeth tooth and kept a hoard of candy hidden way up in her closet."

Now comfortable with her weight, Romijn likes to start her day with a healthy breakfast of cereal with low-fat milk, plain yogurt and decaf coffee. "I have to have some protein in the morning or I'll go crazy," she says. Lunch is her biggest meal, usually steamed vegetables with chicken, fish, steak or lamb, or sometimes pasta. Dinner is a smaller version of lunch.

To keep in shape, Romijn does 30 minuts of cardiovascular exercise and 40 minutes of weight training "whenever I can. Sometimes it's four days in a row, but then I'll be traveling for two weeks and I can't work out." At which point, she doesn't panic: "The more you move around, the better you feel. I walk the dogs or take a stroll on the beach. It's important to be in touch with your body."

As for the future, Romijn has family in mind. "In 10 years, I hope there'll be three kids running around me," she says. And there might even be a second career: A trained singer, Romijn has been logging some studio time lately. "But I don't want to worry about being taken seriously as a singer," she says. "It just feels good now."

Original article: Shape 5/1998

Spa Secrets

Annabeth Gish has not slept a wink in 24 hours. The 31-year-old actress pulled an all-nighter on the X-Files set before heading directly to the Los Angeles airport to meet her friends, model turned actress Rebecca Romijn, 29, and eyewear designer Lise Haxton, 30. The trio has been planning this trip to Skylonda Spa, located about 35 miles south of San Francisco among California's majestic redwoods, for about two years, and the departure day has finally arrived. "I liked this place because it's nice but not too froufrou," says Romijn. "We wanted a place where we could escape in a natural environment without having to eat too much granola."

Miso soup is what they get instead, sitting down to lunch at the spa a few hours later. Though all three women live in Los Angeles, they rarely manage to spend a solid weekend together. Romijn was in Paris for four months last year filming Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale. Haxton works overtime designing Oliver Peoples eyewear. And Gish works about 80 hours a week (a lot of nights) on The X-Files. "Whenever I have free time, I want to spend it with people who nourish me, like Rebecca and Lise," says Gish. And she loves the idea of sharing that time without distractions. "A spa is one of the few places where we can focus on each other and nothing else," Gish adds.

After lunch, Gish, whom Romijn describes as the "spiritual one," goes for a pedicure, a manicure and as Elemental Ritual massage, based on ancient Ayurvedic principles. "I have makeup artists and stylists touching me all week, so I opted for basic treatments," she says.

Romijn, a self-confessed "spa hag - ("I go to them all the time"), chooses a Kundalini Kelp wrap and a facial,
followed by a four-handed Harmony massage, performed by two massage therapists. "I told the masseuses they were like Rogers and Astaire, and I was their dance floor," she says. "They were like, 'Yeah, OK. Would you please put your clothes on now?'"

Haxton, who picks the Elemental Ritual massage, a facial and the "four-hander", enjoys running into her friends between
treatments. "It's fun to compare notes," she says. "And it's nice to know they're being taken care of." The others feel the same way about her. "Lise's the nurturer of the group," says Romijn. "At any hour, if you need her, she'll be on your doorstep." September 11 was no exception. "That morning, Lise picked me up and we drove to Rebecca's," says Gish. "My parents live in New Mexico, and when Lise showed up, I realized, this is my family here. I think that's one reason we finally got our spa trip together after two years of talk."

After dinner and a glass of wine in Skylonda's Great Room, the women slip into flannel pj's, retire to Gish's room and start howling. As Romijn recalls the following day, "We laughed so hard that the front desk called at 9 p.m. and asked us to calm down." For Gish, that incident exemplifies how her friends balance her out. "I was worried that we were being disrespectful to the other guests," she says. "But Rebecca and Lise taught me how to loosen up and have a little fun in life."

Original article: Simply Annabeth

Rebecca Romijn: "I stop eating anything late at night - after seven o'clock. That way you don't have a pile of food
laying in your stomach all night. I also cut out junk food that I love, like candy, cookies and ice cream. Another thing I do is move around - I take the dog for a walk, run around the neighborhood or walk on the beach. The more in touch you are with your body, the better off you'll feel - and the easier you'll lose weight."

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