If this means no more glitter, I’m NOT INTERESTED.
Anyhooooo Kesha‘s back post-rehab and is on a roll with the “making healthy changes” kindathing, and is taking on a…(gasp) less is more approach to beauty and being kind to herself (I know, I think that means no more glitter).
In a new Vogue.com interview, the 28-year-old explains her new approach:
“I really wanted to make a changeÃ¢â¬âbe more raw and real. I wanted to be more confident in myselfÃ¢â¬âembrace every inch of my bodyÃ¢â¬ânot try to cover up with makeup.”
And these changes also stem from all the criticism she’s had, early on:
“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. It’s been quite a journey. [With the criticism], I went to a dark place. There was a lot of not eatingÃ¢â¬âand I started to think being hungry to the point of feeling almost faint was a positive thing. The worse it got, the more positive feedback I was getting. Inside I was really unhappy, but outside, people were like, ‘Wow, you look great.'”
And then she realized she needed help…
“I was singing these songs like ‘We R Who We R,’ and I really believed them. I wanted to be genuine. But I was sad and [I wasn’t eating]. That’s not good for your body, metabolism, or brain. I talked to my therapist, and she said, “I think it’s time we take a moment to address this.” I called my mom one night and I told her, “I need help.” I went to an eating-disorder specific rehab site where a nutritionist taught me that food is a positive thing for your body. I realized being healthy is the most important thing I can do for myself. Now, I’m trying to embrace the skin I’m in. It’s difficult sometimes. Every day I have to look in the mirror and make the choice to be kind to myself. This is who I amÃ¢â¬âI have to love that.”
She’s also staying healthy, mentally…
“Part of being healthy is being positive. I don’t pay attention to the Internet or bloggers. I surround myself with positive people. I run a few miles on the beach every day, and I got into Transcendental Meditation to try to find some peace in my crazy life. [It reminds me] to be grateful for where I am, for my body, and my faceÃ¢â¬âas imperfect as any of it may be.”
But hey, no regrets (GLITTER!):
“Do you mean the gold tooth I had removed? No, I look back lovingly because I was having so much fun [with hair and makeup]. There was a time I went on the red carpet with a Mohawk, but I’ll probably never do that again. And before I went on stage I used to pour beer on my body [as an adhesive] then roll in a bathtub full of glitter. I don’t do that anymore because it irritated my skin.”
AND MORE GLITTER!
“I’m not done with it foreverÃ¢â¬âthere are still hints of glitter.”
Phew.ÃÂ Good. All of this seems pretty positive!