If you tell me that I can read a book and find out the secrets to beauty, fashion, wellness, fitness – and especially just getting *ish done, I’m going to read the darn book. Molly Sims released “The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple” as a simple way to share what has worked for her over her vast career. Clearly, we all know she’s gorgeous, but through reading this book, I really felt like I was having a chat with a long lost girlfriend who has the insider scoop on how to make life better (and to look better!).
Of course exercise is a part of the book and Molly Sims calls in all of the experts from the creator of Soul Cycle to Tracy Anderson to describe the regime that she swears by. Everything from yoga, pilates, cardio, and strength training is involved. She also includes some workout tutorials of her favorite regimes. My favorite is a 13 pose yoga sequence.
I’ve been obsessed with skin care regimes lately too, so I was excited to read about the secrets from someone who has to be “on” at all times. I was shocked to also see a bare faced selfie showcasing all of the areas on Molly’s face highlighted that were less than perfect. Without makeup you would see she had dark circles, pigmentation issues, melasma, beauty marks… and she even showed where she gets Botox!
She then breaks down some of the frequently used treatments (chemical peels and Retinol) and what we should all be doing in our teens, twenties, thirties, forties and beyond to ensure that our skin looks it’s very best. I also loved that she went into full body care (like dry brushing and the best spa body services). Many skin care books don’t chat about the skin that is not on our face. I’m a huge fan of dry brushing so I was excited to hear that she also does this too. (I’ve written about it here + here.)
This book literally touched on many facets of Molly’s life – including how to create a wardrobe, ways to tie a scarf, nutrition and recipes, creating a healthy relationship with food, and how she pressed past her own resistance to create an incredible life for herself and her family. She really talks about how she was able to bounce back from set backs and make *ish happen.
I really enjoyed this book – but I note that it is something that I will continue to go back to in order to learn more and gain additional information when needed. The first section I plan on returning to is the section on fashion. Since I’ve been losing weight my wardrobe is slowly disappearing and I haven’t purchased anything new since I am not done with my journey yet.
To me it just doesn’t make sense to buy clothes while I am in the “in between” stage. Molly clearly knows her stuff and collaborated with icons like Rachel Zoe to give even more details. When you look good, you feel good – and I’m going to have to implement some of Molly’s advice when it comes to developing “core” items that are essentials.
Overall, I think it’s a great “how-tow”/”resource” guide that touches upon the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of beauty in a realistic manner. Molly didn’t sugar coat or make being a super model sound like gravy – she talked about strengths, struggles, and how to fix many aspects of her life. I definitely recommend picking up her book and checking it out. There are so many great lifestyle tips that are applicable to everyone.
* Special thanks to The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple PR team for sending me a copy of this book to review and supporting Manifest Yourself. As usual, all opinions are my own – and if I suddenly turn super model fabulous, I thank Molly Sims.*
What is your go to beauty tip?