Weekly summer flame: Dua Lipa  

WEEKLY SUMMER FLAME DUA LIPA INSPIRATION

If you need an older sister in your life, Dua Lipa is it. She gave us “New Rules” for dealing with flaky guys, and showed us that the best way to handle heartbreak is to get “too busy” for the drama. Here’s how she manages to stay so awesome, and what we can get inspired by from her daily routine.

Fitness fact

Due her busy schedule, Dua doesn’t have time to spend hours at the gym. So she sticks to a form of training called "high-intensity interval training"(HIIT), which she does for 15 minutes every morning to start her day off right. Her high energy on stage can be found when she trains as well, with a few of her favourite moves being jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and burpees. There are tons of HIIT exercises available online, and many of them don’t require any equipment- so if you want to rock Dua Lipa abs, give this form of training a try!

Dua also loves boxing, which is actually a great form of cardio and provides a full body workout. If you aren’t a fan of other cardio exercises, give boxing a try- it works for Dua!

How she glows

Dua doesn’t feel comfortable wearing too much caky make-up (which can clog pores), and rather focuses her attention on keeping her skin looking healthy and fresh. She’s admitted that when she works too much, especially when she’s travelling or on tour, her skin instantly reflects that.

So, what’s her secret weapon for looking fab on the go? It’s a toothbrush! She’s said that she uses a toothbrush on her lips as a lip scrub. Dua also admits to using a toothbrush to fill in her eyebrows with dark eye shadow. Last but not least, she uses a toothbrush in conjunction with mascara, as a tool to add thickness and texture to her lashes. Talk about multi-purpose!

Steal her style

Dua Lipa loves art and fashion. She’s said that one of her favourite styles to rock is the “grungy-prissy” mix that icons such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Drew Barrymore wore in the ‘90s. Dua expresses herself with what she wears, and admits that fashion makes her feel powerful.

Why she’s a flame

Dua’s fans admit that she’s incredibly sweet when meeting those who love her music. She goes out of her way to show appreciation to her supporters.

Her sincere songwriting and lyrics resonate with girls all over the world. She may sing about love and heartbreak, but always does it with an empowering and independent tone.

Dua has spoken out in the past about women in her industry having to work harder for respect than their male counterparts. When it comes to songwriting for example, she admits that there are perceptions of women not being involved in their creative process, and instead being “manufactured” which simply isn’t true.

“Success, to me, is just doing things that I'm really proud of.”

Despite achieving dizzying success and fame at the age of only 23, Dua always keeps it 100 and stays humble and appreciative of where she came from, showing love to her fans and spreading a message of love, positivity and acceptance. What an absolute flame!

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