Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gabrielle Union is Summer Goals. Let's Discuss

You may have seen a video floating around of Gabrielle Union, sitting poolside looking like an image of perfection.  When I envision the vibe I want to have this summer, this is what I picture in my mind.

Skin looking so flawless that it outshines the swimsuit.
Body, toned.
Hair blowing in the wind.
Face reflecting the light that hits it.

I keep watching the video over and over again.  My favorite part of the whole thing is her incredible confidence. She knows she's flawless.  This level of perfection did not happen on its own.  Gabby appears effortless, but we know that she maintains certain habits & rituals to enhance her results.

Let's discuss.
But first, check her out in motion.
I'm absolutely mesmerized by her carefree glow.  Her skin is absolutely everything.

So what do we need to do to get to her level?

We need to be reminded of the actions she does day in and day out that create such results.  First and foremost, we need to always remember that her number #1 beauty secret is the amount of water she guzzles down on a daily basis.  She's a loyal member of the gallon of water a day club and has been so for many years.  I've known this for the longest but it wasn't until social media became popular that we got a see a glimpse of it for ourselves.  I've seen a few selfies of Gabby featuring a half full gallon of water.  The few lemon wedges floating in the water don't go unnoticed.

Can you imagine the long-term benefits of consuming that much "detox water" on a regular basis?  Maybe a gallon of water a day is a bit much for most people, but you can at least try to drink more than you do now.  You will notice a difference. Trust me.

Besides, the internal hydration, I read somewhere that Gabby uses a body scrub that her nail tech whips up at home.  Hopefully, I've drilled it into everyone's head about the life-changing power of scrubbing your body daily.  It's something that you must do every day.  My body is very even toned and I gladly give the credit to my sugar scrub, Italy towel, and Salux cloth.  Without them, I am nothing.

Another huge contributor to her overall glow is Gabby's intense workout routine.  Months back, she started working closely with her personal trainer and documented her workouts on Snapchat.  That man showed her no mercy.  All of that intense sweating is so good for her skin.  Not to mention the incredible muscle tone she sports proudly.  There's absolutely no back fat to be found.  Let's remember to sweat regularly + exfoliate liberally.  This, my friend, is the recipe for soft skin.

In 2014, Gabrielle mentioned enjoying a fresh concoction of beet, carrot, kale juice every other day.  Back then, she also opted to eliminate soy, gluten, & dairy from her diet.  Thanks to her sacrifice, Gabby claims that she noticed a difference in her hair, nails and the "quality and vibrancy of her skin."  

Lastly, Gabby's favorite skin ritual that she deemed as a game changer is her trusty bottle of camellia seed oil that she applies to her face each and every single day.  Going to bed greasy is what Gabby labeled as her one skin secret in past SnapChat video.  Actually, I think she actually applies a little oil to her skin daily as well (after moisturizing).  She attributes camellia seed for helping her skin control its natural oil production.  Oil does an amazing job of sealing in moisture and skin that's hydrated looks illuminated.  And that's exactly what we're seeing in this short video.  Let us all remember to stay consistent with the fundamentals of healthy skin so we too can glow in the summer sun.


  1. Love getting the inside scoop on how GUW stays healthy and vibrant. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Didn't she used to be a bit darker?

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  3. She really looks glowing and radiant. Truly admirable, both in looks and in detemination.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  4. She looks amazing and not a day over 30.

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