I recently had a conversation with Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (no duh.) I actually know her personally and although we initially got off to a rocky start-if you don't know why watch season 1 of the show, I have grown to adore her over the past couple of years. Not only is she funny as hell, she is truly beautiful, right up close and personal!! I wanted to ask her how she does it. She always looks polished in a very organic way-like she rolls out of bed naturally looking so good! She is an amazing mother and wife and is able to juggle her career and family so seamlessly it leaves us all with mouths agape and wondering how she does it. She is the quintessential modern woman! In my behind the scenes interview I found out just how she does it!!
1. You are incredibly beautiful, what is your daily beauty routine? Is there one product you swear by and can't live without?
My Mom always taught my sisters and me to take care of our skin and hair. I love the clarisonic brush because it really gets all the make up off. No matter how late I get to bed , I always go through my routine. My husband does not understand or like that it takes 20 minutes just to get my face ready for bed. First the cleaning, then my creams. You do not need to use expensive creams for the face. Just what works for you. My Mom used Nivea and had the best skin ever! I change what I use all the time but always keep my skin moisturized.
2. I know you've been getting really fit and you look great. What have you been doing to get so svelte?!
My weight has always been my battle. Up and down all my life. If I am thin then I am eating too little and exercising too much. It does not come naturally! I gained a lot of weight during season 2 of RHOBH and after that decided "That's it!" I started spinning again (which I love) and hiking in the hills near my home. I gave up sodas in December and try to avoid carbs and dairy. Emphasis on TRY ;-)
3.I think inner beauty is far more appealing than outer beauty and I feel that is the case with you. People that know you know you have a wicked sense of humor and are really down to earth. What is your philosophy for maintaining such lightness and positivity?
I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine. My friends know that I will do anything for a laugh. Like doing the splits on a table at a cocktail party! ;-)
4.I think whats so great about you is that you have such healthy relationships with all your kids and especially with your husband Mauricio. How have you managed to balance your career and the needs of your family to make all of them feel as special as you obviously do?
When I decided to do RHOBH , my husband and I made a pact. If the show ever started taking away from our family or started creating and negativity between us, I would walk away. My family knows they come first. ALWAYS.
5.Lastly, do you have a favorite ritual that you do to ground yourself and help you to create inner peace?
To me the things that bring me peace are the simple things in life. Being outdoors with my kids, teaching Portia how to plant strawberries , and LITERALLY taking time to stop and smell the roses!
So true Kyle! The most important moments are always the simplest. My thanks to Kyle for sharing a part of herself with us.
You can see Kyle on her hit show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this fall on Bravo.
Follow her on twitter @kylerichards18