Beauty

5 WAYS TO GET HAPPY

Look and feel gorgeous this summer


5 WAYS TO GET HAPPY
Look and feel gorgeous this summer

Roxy Athletix


 
Roxy Athletix

1. STOCK UP ON GYM GEAR
Having a few hot outfits to wear at the gym is probably one of the best motivators a girl can have to actually get there. Roxy Athletix’s collection of vibrant fitness basics—available in juicy shades and great cuts—is a welcome change to boring black. (Bonus: It’s also easy on your wallet.) $22–$86.

 
Fruit


 
Fruit

2. BOOST YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD
Hit the farmer’s market to load up on fruit and veggies that encourage a lick of happiness. Fill your grocery basket with vitamin-packed bananas, avocados, blueberries, legumes and dark-green leafy vegetables.

Tarte Cosmetics


 
Tarte Cosmetics

3. PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
Revamp your makeup case with a feel-good palette. Tarte Cosmetics Spring Greening, $50, offers six universally flattering eyeshadows and a trio of glosses that are all infused with an antioxidant-rich super-fruit complex that helps restore your skin. The eco icing on the cake—Spring Greening’s sustainable straw compact and bamboo eyeshadow brush—makes it a fave of Mother Nature’s, too.

Molly Sims


 
Molly Sims

4. SWING YOUR WAY TO A NEW BODY
Jukari Fit to Fly—a new workout from Reebok and Cirque du Soleil—involves a “FlySet” (similar to a trapeze), which is used to perform suspension training combined with graceful movement. I smiled through the workout, even when attempting killer moves that had my abs and arms aching—in a good way—for days. Svelte celebs swear by it, including Molly Sims (“It’s a great stretch and it elongates your body,” says Sims). Visit www.reebok.com/women to find a class.

Be Happy Without Being Perfect


 
Be Happy Without Being Perfect

5. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. OR TWO
Always trying to keep up with the girl in the next cubicle? Add Be Happy Without Being Perfect, $16, to your summer book list. “Greater levels [of perfectionism] can whip up feelings of distress, depression and disappointment,” says Alice D. Domar, the coauthor. “Giving up some control can be a liberating, satisfying experience.”

Photography: Gabriel Steele (tops), George Pimentel (celebrity), Anthea Simms (models).

This story has been edited for FLARE.com; Find the complete story and where-to-buy appears in the July 2009 issue of FLARE.

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