Kelly Gale Talks Hair and Makeup Prep Ahead of Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show

Kelly Gale Talks Hair and Makeup Prep Ahead of Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show
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Kelly Gale’s incredible bone structure, luscious locks, and sweet disposition were spotted when she was just 13 years old, and in Sweden no less (where she grew up). With the genes of an Indian mother and an Australian father, it comes as no surprise that this beauty didn’t go unnoticed for long. Gale has walked for Victoria’s Secret in Sweden, shot for their swim campaign, and walked the runway for some major designers. In anticipation of the Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show, this natural beauty is sharing some tips she’ll be using for her hair and makeup prep.

Kelly Gale’s Hair Care Routine

Gale’s iconic beach-babe waves are a major part of her signature look. How does she keep her locks healthy and strong? One of her most important beauty tips is omitting heat from her personal hair care routine. Since she can’t escape the hot tools during her modelling gigs, Gale refuses to use them in her everyday life. When Popsugar asked about her secret for great hair, she said: “Don’t use hair straighteners or curlers too much, I never use them in my spare time… and I’ll do a hair mask once a week.” When you pamper your hair as much as she does, you’ll also get that magnificent mane!

Kelly Gale has naturally wavy hair, but admits that her locks can get pretty unruly if she doesn’t do her best to get rid of the frizz. To tame her wild mane, the Victoria’s Secret Angel told Popsugar that she puts her hair into two braids every time she washes it, and goes to sleep like that, which better controls her natural wave.

Gale’s Daily Beauty Routine, and the Power Drink She Swears by

The model embraces her natural beauty by not bogging herself down with a face full of makeup every day, and focusing on skin care rather than heavy makeup.

Kelly Gale’s daily beauty routine consists of washing her face in the morning and evening, and slathering on some of Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream. For the rest of her body, she depends on coconut and avocado oil to keep her moisturized.

As for makeup, the most she does is a coat or two of mascara. “I try not to wear much makeup, so the most I’ll do is put on some mascara — I love Chanel mascaras,” the model told Popsugar. Although Gale likes to keep her daily makeup to a minimum, we’re sure that Victoria’s Secret makeup preparation for the 2016 fashion show was a little more intense!

Kelly Gale knows that beauty isn’t just skin deep, which is why she constantly works on taking care of her inside and outside appearance. To strengthen her immune system and boost her metabolism, she makes her go-to power drink every morning. It consists of 3.4 ounces of water mixed with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, lots of cayenne pepper and cinnamon, one lemon, and one teaspoon of raw honey. Gale makes her concoction the night before and drinks it first thing every morning on an empty stomach to maximize its effectiveness.



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