Chrissy Teigen Shared the ‘Magic’ Face Oil She Swears By for Glowing Skin

If you’re one of the people constantly in Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram comments asking her to drop the skin-care routine, this post is for you.

The Cravings author took to Instagram Stories on November 11 to share something other than delicious recipes and impromptu John Legend concerts for once—although he did chime in with some Christmas tunes

“This is not an ad, you always think I’m tricking you,” Teigen began before jumping into her two-step nighttime skin routine that she says “changed me.” Yes, you read that right. Just two steps. (Actually, I’m not sure Legend singing to you in the bathroom doesn’t also count as a trick for glowier skin. The FDA should look into that.)

Teigen begins by using Eyeko’s Mascara Off Wipes, but all over her skin. “It’s for your eyes, but I use it on my whole face,” she says while pressing gently on her eyes—not wiping—for a few seconds before removing her false lashes. “It’s good to put on your lashes for a little bit so they gently come off.” 

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But frankly, that’s not the step she’s really here to tell you about. Next, Teigen revealed the “magic” oil that makes her skin “plump, supple, and even.” It’s called Le Prunier’s Plum Beauty Oil and it’s $72. The bad news? It’s currently sold out. There is, however, a wait list.

Don’t believe any face oil can be that spectacular? Chrissy Teigen didn’t either but tried a sample size at the behest of a friend. “I thought she was giving me a sample of something her friend made, but it turns out it’s real and for sale,” Teigen says. “It is 100% pure plum oil made in California and I use it all day. If I’m not wearing makeup I just put it on and let my face soak it up. And I’m actually out of it now, so I have to go back to the tiny bottle that I made fun of Nova for giving me.”

Eyeko Mascara Off Wipes

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

$72

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“I wanted to share ’cause it changed me,” Teigen continued, adding that she will sometimes add a cream on top to keep the oil on her face, but that step is optional. “It is holy—it’s amazing.”

Stacey Abrams Reportedly Plans to Run for Governor Again in 2022, Thank God

Stacey Abrams—lawyer, civil rights activist, Buffy super fan, and the leader who registered so many voters in Georgia and other states that her efforts likely played a decisive factor in Donald Trump’s defeat last week—plans to run for governor of Georgia for a second time in 2022, according to a report in the Daily Beast. If she runs and wins, she could be the first Black woman governor in American history. 

“Stacey Abrams intends to run for governor again,” Wendy Davis, who is on the executive committee of the Georgia Democratic Party, told the Daily Beast. “I think that is a secret to no one.”

In 2018, Abrams ran her first campaign for Georgia governor. Her opponent Brian Kemp was Georgia’s Secretary of State, and his duties included overseeing elections. During the race, Kemp removed registered voters, making it impossible for them to vote in the governor’s election, using a legal voter suppression tactic called “purging” the rolls. In one day in July, months before the election, 8% of registered voters in Georgia were purged. It was part of a pattern for Georgia—between 2012 and 2016, 1.5 million voters were purged. By the final tally, Abrams lost by about 55,000 votes

Though Kemp became governor, Abrams has refused to concede her loss to this day, arguing that suppression had robbed voters of a truly democratic election. “Concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper,” Abrams said, shortly after the election, in 2018. “As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede.”

Abrams was widely expected to follow her gubernatorial campaign with a run for president in the democratic primary. She was popular and ambitious, and thought to be a serious contender. Instead, Abrams—whose career includes such diverse credentials as published romance novelist and tax attorney—did something wholly unexpected. Instead of pursuing her own election, she launched a national voting rights organization, Fair Fight, which pledged to fight voter suppression and insist on free and fair elections in Georgia and across the country. 

The results from the 2020 election seem to show that victory has been hers, all along—her organization registered an approximate 800,000 voters, turning Georgia into a swing state and helping to deliver the electoral victory to President-Elect Joe Biden. And Abrams doesn’t seem to have so much as taken a nap since Biden clinched the win. She has already raised millions for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, the two Democratic candidates for Senate whose runoff elections in January will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have control of the Senate. “This is going to be the determining factor of whether we have access to healthcare and access to justice in the United States,” Abrams said this week on CNN, of the runoff elections. 

A spokesperson for Abrams told the Daily Beast: “Leader Abrams has made no decisions about her political future and is solely focused on electing Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock on January 5.”

But if there’s one thing we know about Stacey Abrams, it’s this: She’s a woman who can multitask. 

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.

The Friends Reunion Officially Has a New Taping Date

Guys—they were just on a break. The Friends reunion, which has been rumored practically ever since the purple door with the yellow frame on it shut for the last time, is officially, really happening. All six Friends stars will reunite for an unscripted special for HBO Max. 

Both HBO Max and the cast are being pretty hush-hush about the reunion special. Here’s every detail we know so far.

Who’s coming back: 

According to a press release from HBO Max, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer have all committed to reprising their roles in a new special, which will be executive produced by Friends creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane, as well as original Friends producer Kevin Bright. They’ll shoot on the original Friends soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California. Ben Winston, best known for his work on The Late Late Show With James Corden, will direct as well as executive produce. What is this? All nine Friends Thanksgiving episodes rolled into one? Because we’re feeling pretty grateful.

The release date:

It was delayed because of the coronavirus. WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt gave an update on premiere date on May 11. “At first we thought shows will be delayed for a month or two at the most, and now it seems like it’s going to be far longer than that,” he told Variety. “We’re holding out for being able to get this special done hopefully by the end of the summer, if the stars align and hopefully we can get back into production. We do think there’s a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together, and we didn’t want to just suddenly do it on a web call with, you know, six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms.”

On July 6, Schwimmer gave Entertainment Tonight an update on when the cast hopes to be able to film the special. “I can tell you that we are hoping to shoot [the reunion] in August, in mid-August, but honestly, we will do it when it’s safe,” he told ET. “There has always been a hope that a component of that reunion show will have a live audience, which makes the whole thing really tricky. We are obviously not going to risk anyone’s health by doing this.”

On August 7, Aniston confirmed the long-awaited Friends reunion has been postponed once again due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She told Deadline the delay is “very sad,” but promised fans it’ll “be even more exciting and more fun” when it does happen.

“Unfortunately it’s very sad that we had to move it again,” she said. “It was, ‘How do we do this with live audiences?’ This is not a safe time. Period. That’s the bottom line. It’s not a safe time to do it.”

However, Aniston is looking at the bright side and staying optimistic. “It’s going to be super,” she added. “I choose to see it as the glass is half-full that it got postponed. Look, we’re not going anywhere. You’re never going to get rid of Friends, sorry. You’re stuck with us for life, guys.”

In November 2020, Perry confirmed the Friends reunion will be taping in March 2021. “Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March,” he tweeted. “Looks like we have a busy year coming up. And that’s the way I like it!”

How they made it happen:

It sounds as though the actors got plenty of “perks,” if you will. Variety reports that a source claims all six performers will be paid at least $2.5 million each for their work. (LET JENNIFER HAVE ANYTHING SHE WANTS.)

Break out the foosball table, the holiday armadillo, the traditional English trifle, and the smelly cats. This is really happening.

Demi Lovato Hints at New Music About Max Ehrich Split

Demi Lovato just gave one of her first interviews since her tumultuous split from Max Ehrich, and you may want to be on the lookout for some new music.

During the new interview with the Today show on November 12, the “Commander in Chief” singer opened up about her “rollercoaster” of a year, stopping short of speaking directly about her breakup from Ehrich in September. 

“[This year has] been such a rollercoaster,” Lovato told Jenna Bush Hager, per Us Weekly. “I mean, honestly, for me, the beginning of the year started out, I was on this trajectory to have a pretty eventful career, and I was planning my comeback.”

Instead, she released an anti-Trump banger and experienced a whirlwind romance that ended….quite messily. Last we heard, a source told E! News that Lovato is “having all sorts of issues with Max not leaving her alone.”

Still, Demi Lovato shared that although 2020 didn’t work out quite as she had expected, there were some important takeaways. “I think the most important thing that I’ve learned is how much I am OK with myself and loving myself,” the singer said. “It wasn’t until this year that I really started exploring the things that bring joy to my life in little ways.”

As for her feelings on Ehrich? You may have to wait for the next album—or stream her recent breakup anthem, “Still Have Me.”

“When I write my songs—when I go to the studio and record them, it’s a very cathartic and therapeutic experience for me,” Lovato explained. “Anytime I go through something, especially when I don’t say things publicly or comment on certain situations, I just let my music comment on it.”

“I’m a mess and I’m still broken, but I’m finding my way back,” Lovato sings in “Still Have Me,” which was released six days after calling off her engagement from Ehrich. “And it feels like someone’s stolen all the light I ever had.”

But she hits us with a more optimistic chorus. “I don’t have much but at least I still have me and that’s all I need,” she sings. “So take my faith, but at least I still believe and that’s all I need. I don’t have much but at least I still have me.”

As for those of you wondering how Ehrich feels about the whole thing, all you have to do is look at his social media posts or check your local beach

Reminder: Hostess Gifts Are a Nonnegotiable This Holiday Season

So you’re gathering safely with close friends or family this season? Aside from a face mask and your best social distancing behavior, you’ll want some great hostess gifts in-hand. A token of appreciation has always been mandatory in Houseguest Etiquette 101—but this year, it’s even more important. If they’re opening their home up to you over all other loved ones, they obviously place you in high regard, so you’d hate to show up empty-handed.

While candles and booze are obvious contenders for the best hostess gifts (we shopped some out below), the guests who stand out usually have something unique in tow. Think: an outstanding bottle of olive oil you’d be hesitant to buy for yourself or a low-lift cocktail book that doubles as decor. From the wine snob to the cake boss, hosts across the board will welcome these thoughtful gifts with open arms (and an open fridge). Ahead, shop our 51 picks that will warm their heart while making their lives easier, the ideal combo for any overworked host.

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George, Charlotte, and Louis Will Celebrate Christmas Differently This Year

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting holiday plans for everyone—including Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Two years ago, in her first-ever in-depth interview, Kate Middleton’s mother, Carole Middleton, revealed she gives each of her grandchildren their own Christmas tree to decorate in her home during the holiday season. However, because of COVID-19, things will have to be a little different this year.

“We may not be able to get together but, after a year like 2020, we need to remember what’s really important this Christmas,” the Middleton matriarch wrote in an Instagram post for her Party Pieces company on November 11. The U.K. party supply shop was founded by Middleton and her husband, Michael, in 1987. 

Carole Middleton

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Like many other COVID-safe plans, Middleton’s annual tree-decorating tradition will take place virtually. “For me, what really matters is that my family feels connected,” she continued. “I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree. This year, I’ll ask them by video call to decide which decoration should go where.”

She joked, “It may need to be tastefully rearranged later…!”

Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis’s grandmother has the right idea. As of November 12, there have been 52.4 million COVID-19 cases documented worldwide, with 1.3 million fatalities, according to CNN

The CDC’s current holiday guidelines specifically recommend virtual celebrations for family members in different households. “In-person gatherings that bring together family members or friends from different households, including college students returning home, pose varying levels of risk,” the official website reads. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is encouraging Americans (and anyone, probably) to “double down” on social-distancing protocols and mask-wearing as cases continue to rise—which includes canceling typical Thanksgiving plans

“Given the fluid and dynamic nature of what’s going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition,” he said on CBS Evening News back in October. “You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected.”

So let’s all take the lead from Carole Middleton. Maybe no Kardashian Christmas Eve Party this year, yeah? 

The Weeknd Will Headline the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show, and People Are Hyped

The Weeknd will headline the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show, NFL and Pepsi (which sponsors the halftime show) confirmed on Thursday, November 12. 

The Super Bowl is set to take place February 7, 2021 on CBS; however, it’s unclear what it will look like with the coronavirus pandemic. There may be a limited number of people in the stadium, or no spectators at all. 

But the NFL wants you to watch from home—which is why the halftime show will go on as planned in all its epic glory. The Weeknd is one of 2020’s most popular artists: His album, After Hours, was a critical and commercial smash, and one of its singles, “Blinding Lights,” topped the charts for months. It makes sense that he’d headline this halftime show—especially with the Grammys coming up. (After Hours will no doubt rack up several nominations.) 

“The Weeknd has introduced a sound all his own. His soulful uniqueness has defined a new generation of greatness in music and artistry,” Jay-Z said in a statement from Pepsi. (His company Roc Nation is executive producing  next year’s show.) “This is an extraordinary moment in time and the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show is going to be an extraordinary experience with an extraordinary performer.”

“We can’t wait to welcome multi-award winning artist The Weeknd to the Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime show stage,” Adam Harter, senior vice president of sports, media, and entertainment at PepsiCo., said in a statement.  “In collaboration with the NFL and Roc Nation, we continue to reimagine what a Pepsi Halftime Show looks like with some of the biggest musicians in the world. We expect The Weeknd will continue to raise the bar, setting a new precedent both musically and visually for the most-watched performance of the year.”

The Weeknd confirmed the news on his own social media channels. “performing on the iconic stage. see you 02/07/21 @pepsi #pepsihalftime,” he tweeted. 

Fans on Twitter are hyped about this news:

 Who else is excited? 

43 Gifts That Will Have Your Best Friend ‘Literally Screaming’

Getting through 2020 in one piece was made possible by your devoted inner circle, so best friend gifts are of utmost importance this year. Luckily, gifting your bestie isn’t quite as challenging as shopping for a partner or colleague, since you’re pretty well-versed on your lefthand (wo)man’s likes, dislikes, and stuff they actually need this year. 

Envious of their ear candy? Add a charm to their stack. Always stealing their perfume? Try one of the season’s most covetable fragrances. And then there are gifts that go the extra mile, like personalized forever jewelry or luxe skin-care sets that are a match for winter winds. Shop all that, plus more best friend gifts, right this way.

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Cameron Diaz Just Gave a Rare, Super Fun Quote About Her Sister-in-Law Nicole Richie

Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie may just be our favorite pair of famous sisters-in-law who we often forget are sisters-in-law. 

Richie, of course, has been married to Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden since 2010, and Diaz and Joel’s twin brother, Benji, said “I do” in January 2015. Honestly, this entire foursome sounds like a pretty good hang. 

Diaz and Richie are really close friends, but it’s not often they speak about each other in public. But during a recent appearance on the podcast Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino, Diaz revealed a highly relatable detail about her sis-in-law. 

During the episode, Pellegrino playfully asked which Simpson sister—Jessica or Ashlee—Diaz would pick, and she revealed that “as recently as last night” Richie had been watching old episodes of Newlyweds. 

Wait, why haven’t we thought of revisiting that classic reality show to remind us of simpler times?! We could all use a little “Is this chicken or is this fish?” refresher. 

Diaz also let the world in on her own reality show fave. “Drag Race saved my life. I found it at a time when I felt overwhelmed by the world, [asking myself], ‘What are people doing? How do people get through this?’” she said, per Us Weekly. “I found it when I was flying home and I was with a girlfriend whose father had recently passed in Florida. This was a year ago exactly. I watched three episodes on the plane. I was just laughing out loud…I went home and started watching from season one. It’s everything! From season one, it’s so good. The fearlessness. These women are their truest form. They’re not making any apologies.” 

Now we just want to drink wine and watch TV with Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie. Maybe a few episodes of The Simple Life? What a thrill that would be. 

Cameron Diaz Just Gave a Rare Quote About Her Sister-in-Law Nicole Richie

Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie may just be our favorite pair of famous sisters-in-law who we often forget are sisters-in-law. 

Richie, of course, has been married to Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden since 2010, and Diaz and Joel’s twin brother, Benji, said “I do” in January 2015. Honestly, this entire foursome sounds like a pretty good hang. 

Diaz and Richie are really close friends, but it’s not often they speak about each other in public. But during a recent appearance on the podcast Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino, Diaz revealed a highly relatable detail about her sis-in-law. 

During the episode, Pellegrino playfully asked which Simpson sister—Jessica or Ashlee—Diaz would pick, and she revealed that “as recently as last night” Richie had been watching old episodes of Newlyweds. 

Wait, why haven’t we thought of revisiting that classic reality show to remind us of simpler times?! We could all use a little “Is this chicken or is this fish?” refresher. 

Diaz also let the world in on her own reality show fave. “Drag Race saved my life. I found it at a time when I felt overwhelmed by the world, [asking myself], ‘What are people doing? How do people get through this?’” she said, per Us Weekly. “I found it when I was flying home and I was with a girlfriend whose father had recently passed in Florida. This was a year ago exactly. I watched three episodes on the plane. I was just laughing out loud…I went home and started watching from season one. It’s everything! From season one, it’s so good. The fearlessness. These women are their truest form. They’re not making any apologies.” 

Now we just want to drink wine and watch TV with Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie. Maybe a few episodes of The Simple Life? What a thrill that would be.