Jessica Alba: My lifestyle tips are ‘much more grounded’ than Gwyneth Paltrow’s

Jessica Alba

Did you know that there’s a new celebrity lifestyle book on the market besides Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest insufferable tome featuring guidelines on how to force your family to subsist upon a sumptuous, anti-bread/pasta/eggs/dairy diet? Well, there is indeed another “how to live your life”-type book, The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You, by Jessica Alba. These are photos of Alba last week at signing events in Florida and New York, and the Goop comparison is something worth exploring.

Alba’s new book is an extension of her brand at The Honest Company, which is (as we’ve discussed on prior occasions), a business that sells baby products (core item – diapers), household cleaning products, and body care products. Last April, Star published a story about how Alba had allegedly reached out to Goop for website advice only to be snubbed, but I stopped believing that story when I saw that Goop posted a link to Honest in one of her weekly Goopletters. This also makes sense because Goop likes to feel superior, so of course she handed out advice to Alba. She hands out advice to everyone! It’s probably bad advice, but Goop thinks it’s good stuff, so whatever. Luckily, Alba’s new book has narrowed its focus not upon gross diets but on eliminating toxins from the household environment. She’s a big plastic avoider, so she and I probably wouldn’t get along (I’m the Ziploc queen), but here are some details from Alba’s book. Interestingly enough, she sets herself apart from Gwyneth:

Jessica Alba

This is how she lives & she does it herself: “I absolutely do these things. That’s why I wrote the book. There’s lots of options, like delivery services for fresh produce that is organic, if people just want to do a couple of things in the book that are supereasy.”

She’s more relatable than other celebrity lifestyle gurus: “Alicia Silverstone is a vegan, so she’s the extreme side of it. Gwyneth Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but I didn’t grow up with a bunch of money, so my tips are much more grounded: Repurposing things and making things at home.”

Avoid everyday toxins: “Many people don’t even realize that there is lead in their lipstick, or that petrochemicals in your laundry detergent could be making you sick.”

She’s not telling you how to live:“You can take what you want from the book.”

What’s a typical Alba day?

7 a.m.: Feed your tot the homemade baby food you made over the weekend by pureeing a pound of peeled veggies with chicken stock, a clove of garlic, fresh ginger and sea salt. Serve yourself a green smoothie by blending cucumber, kale, celery, apples, ginger and lemon juice.

8 a.m.: Put your best face forward by whipping up a quick coffee scrub, stirring a tablespoon of finely ground java with a 1/2 cup of full-fat Greek yogurt, and a dash of lemon juice if your skin is oily, or coconut oil for dry skin.

9 a.m.: Dressing is a snap since your closet is so organized – labels are a must! And with all your wardrobe staples (a fitted blazer, the perfect jeans and playful scarves), there’s always something to wear.

Noon: You’re planning a dinner party tonight, so hit your local greenmarket or specialty store during lunch for fresh organic ingredients.

5 p.m.: Get back to your pre-pregnancy weight by working out with a friend or chasing your three-year-old around. A chiropractor and prenatal yoga teacher are godsends for mommies-to-be.

6 p.m. Prep the dinner party while readying your kids for bed. Roast two chickens in the oven while the little ones take their bath.

7 p.m. Put the kids to bed; setting an early bedtime makes time for you and your hubby later in the evening.

8 p.m.: Party time! Serve the roasts with premade nuts, cheese and olives, and have the guests bring the wine and dessert.

[From NY Daily News]

Did Jessica just throw a little shade towards Goop by saying that her own lifestyle tenets “are much more grounded“? It’s probably true, of course, but I can’t imagine that Goop will be pleased to hear that declaration since she’s trying to appear less theatening and appeal more to the masses with her second cookbook. We all know that Goop tells the peasants to stay in fancy hotels like the Ritz because they’re totally worth it, and she can’t possibly conceive of an existence that doesn’t include an endless supply of cash from her own endorsement deals and the lucrative career of her rock star husband.

In contrast, Alba is clearly the breadwinner in her family. I think her the official profession of her husband, Cash Warren, is that of film producer, but he only has one film that he’s working on this year, and this is his first movie project in three years. Alba probably also has a large overhead with a Hollywood home, childcare expenses, managerial fees, and the like. Alba knows what it’s like to be on a (relative) budget, and as CB pointed out last year, The Honest Company’s diapers and household supplies are reasonably priced, unlike the useless $270 pink acrylic tray that Goop was selling last year. So sure, Alba wins in relatability. She seems a little obsessive over everyday toxins, but someone’s gotta do it. There’s virtually no way to cut out all ambient pollution from one’s life, but making changes in one’s home is a good start.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    Alba is SO bland. I couldn’t imagine what aspects of her lifestyle would make me want to fork over twenty bucks. At least Gwynnie wears good clothes and is amusingly insane. Team GOOP!

    • V4Real says:

      VH1 Celebrity Beef bring it on bitches

      • wonderwoman21 says:

        My money would be on Alba to win; Paltrow is too malnourished and anemic to win a fight.

      • Sammy t says:

        Come on people to compare the two is insane…. GOOP wins hands down, who won a Ocsar for Best Actress at 26 , Alba will never be nominated besides win a Ocsar… Then the real important defining who lifestyle would you rather want, Goop who dated for years Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, and married Chris Martin, all famous , rich highly popular sexy men…. Or Cash Warren, whoever he is, and it looks like Alba has to support his azz……..

        Then who friends would rather be with Beyonce, Jaz Z, RDJ, Diaz, Stella McCartney , Mario Balali, Kate Hudan…And these are GOOP close friends, OR whatever z listers are Alba’s friends….. It’s a insult of GOOP proportions to ever compare the 2 and Goop wil be the first to tell you that.

      • V4Real says:

        Sammy please the only people I care about on your list are Afleck, who dumped Goop, also Brad who dumped Goop and RDJ. I wouldn’t take advice from either of the two but Jessica’s advice sounds a little bit more sound, reasonable and less pretentious than Gwen. I am not talking star power or who has the most Hollywood friends; let’s be real, I’m sure most of Gwen’s so called friends are not even taking her advice. When it comes to people like us, you know everyday, not famous people, we may tend to listen to Alba because Goop’s advice is ridicules and she changes her regime often. Alba, since she started has always kept to the product she’s pushing and she doesn’t seem to be deprieving her kids of carbs and meat.
        Now if it was a physical fight I’m sure Alba would Dark Angel the crap out of Gwen.

    • Jayne says:

      Exactly who cares about what this vapid bimbo tries to shill? You really has to be hard up for intelligense to turn to Jessica Alba for any advice on anything whatsoever. What’s wrong with the world when someone like this is paid to actually give lifestyle advice to anyone? There should be a law.

      Soryy but I just can’t stand her.

      • Jenny says:

        Not an Alba fan, but she definitely is right about toxins in the home and everyday products. I too am a huge user of ziplock and plastic glad containers, but if I had the money I would use more glass Tupperware. I’ve cut down on using the microwave to reheat things. I’m trying and I don’t need Alba’s advice to do things that are common sense, but it is always more difficult without loads of money. It is funny how things I used to make fun of (a lot) are things I am trying to incorporate now that I have kids. I can appreciate where she is coming from, but I am certain I don’t have the money for a special organic produce delivery service.

      • Susan says:


        I doubt she even wrote any of this herself. It seems really cutsy-wootsy.

        Honestly, there’s a ton of this type of info available for free on the web. I wouldn’t pay money for a book like this.

      • Jenna says:

        @jayne you are on a celebrity website whose expecting intelligentsia here?

        The comments you made are more about your hate for alba. Nothing wrong with a celebrity that can reach a certain demographic and be informative about enviroment.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      “At least Gwynnie wears good clothes and is amusingly insane.”

      Ha ha…yeah, it’s like battle of the Who Gives A F*ck? with these two.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree. It is kind of odd that Alba directly mentioned her competitors, though. Kind of aggressive! I think she would be better served by simply focusing on selling her version.

        If it is a budget-friendly source to find healthy and non-toxic ways to do things, you’d think she could have sold that on its own merit without comparing herself to Alicia and Goop. She would probably be best served by not limiting her “peers” to celebs, she should focus on the non-celeb side of domestic advice to get credibility.

  2. Jen Ash says:

    I’ve honesty always wondered if people in the industry like Paltrow. I know of some of her famous friends but I have a feeling she gets on a lot of people’s nerves. I mean she acts prententios and above everyone around her when in reality she is in a business with people who make as much or more money than she does. It’s like she forgets she’s no longer the rich girl in her high school and even though a lot of the people in the business didnt grow up with money like she did they’re rich now.

    • V4Real says:

      To answer your question; I doubt it. I think most people just tolerate her. I’ve read different articles rumors or not that she’s a real beyotch to work with. She was so jealous of ScarJo on the set of IM2 she wouldn’t even talk to her if the cameras were not rolling.

      • Ranunculus says:

        Oh please Scarlett is just the bouncing boob factor in most movies. She can’t act if her life depended on it. Who would be jealous of her?

      • V4Real says:

        @Ranunculus We were not discussing ScarJo’s acting ability, we were discussing the likeability of Gwen. Who would be jealous of ScarJo you asked; well apparently Gwen b/c the crew preferred the jolliness and company of ScarJo over Queen B Gwen. Gwen couldn’t handle the fact that Scarlette was the attention getter on the set and most of the crew and cast didn’t care for the presence of this pretentious beyotch.

      • Ranunculus says:

        You may not agree, but I rather hang out with Goopy than with a bimbo like Scarlett. Hell even Sean Penn dumped her after a few months. I think Goop still hangs out with Jon Favreau and certainly with RDJ. I guess the people who know her personally do like her. She just seems to be very unpopular with gossip bloggers.

        Or maybe they secretly like her because she is always good for a “Lets poop on Goop” post!

      • V4Real says:

        You’re not telling me anything I don’t already know. I have even said on other posts I don’t understand how RDJ can be friends with this woman. But just b/c these two like her doesn’t mean all others do. Let’s not forget, that Joss Whedon didn’t want her in The Avengers at all and it was b/c of RDJ that she had that cameo. Also she was not the first choice for IM; it was Rachel McAdams. It is quite possible that Goop knows how to kiss the ass of the director and main star of the film but rubs the other cast and crew the wrong way. Do you honestly think that if she treated RDJ and Jon like shit that she would have been in the next IM; be for real. Also why are you making this about Scarlett; I just used Scarlett as an example of one of the people she was not so nice to. I am not a fan of ScarJo but you seem to have a dislike for her and keep making this post more about her than Gwen.

      • Ranunculus says:

        Sorry, but you seem to have a unhealthy dislike, even obsession with Goop. Do you still think you can judge things in a rational way?

        Sure Affleck and Pitt, two of the biggest famewhores in the business. These two are only where they are because of cheap gossip tactics and constantly calling the paps. Goop does not shove her kids in front of the pap lenses everyday. Maybe thats why she was dumped by those pretty face Hollywood boys with mediocre talent.

        BTW, Joss had very nice things to say about Goopy in the Avengers commentary.

        Get real!

      • V4Real says:

        @Ranunculus you need to get real and realize just because someone says nice things about you to the press doesn’t mean shit. Hell Gwen and Scarjo even played nice in front of the cameras during the press junket for IM. Jon F had nothing but nice things to say about Terrence Howard in the media but behind the scenes he didn’t like him and that’s one of the reasons he was replaced by Don Cheadle. I don’t dislike Goop no more than the other 95% on this thread in case you haven’t notice. So I guess you’re trying to say we all have an unhealthy obsession of disliking her. Maybe you’re the one who is obsessed with her and it sounds like you are taking it personally because we don’t share the same feelings you have for this pretentious beyotch.
        Goop can be just as much of a famewhore as the ones you mention; by pushing her crappy advice in our faces is nothing but famewhoring
        and trying to stay relevant. She may not shove her kids in front of the camara but she’s constantly keeping them on the radar by telling us what they are allowed and not allowed to do. Step back and reevaluate your comments and you will see that you are the one who is not being rational.

      • Ranunculus says:

        OK, OK then, I still rather have a beer with Goopy than any of the favourites you mentioned. Hey I might even get a chance to chat with RDJ!
        At least I can be pretty sure none of them will be calling the paps.

      • V4Real says:

        Ranunculus I would say we are not on the same page but frankly we are not even in the same book. I nevet claimed to like any of these women. However I was just answering Jen question about if any people in the industry actually like Gwen and you just took this in a completely different direction. I think your love for Gwen has confused you.

    • booger says:

      Lots of celebrity gossip insiders have confirmed she’s the Queen Bee and It Girl. Once you’re in her set you’re set, but if she turns on you you’re toast, as what happened to Madonna when they fell out.

  3. brin says:

    Alba to me is as annoying as Goop, just in a more budget way.

  4. Littlewood says:

    I think Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen should all star in a gameshow called; “Who is the biggest know-it-all all the while not actually knowing anything!” while they’re being questioned on all the stupid things they say about food, children, marriage etc, including the meanings of “grounded” and “authentic” and the winner can stay in H’wood, the losers need to pack their bags and leave.

    • Jane says:

      Millionaires with resources to have 24 hour help, cooks, trainers, drivers, nannies and other things that most working women will never have should not be fighting over who is more “grounded”. None of them live in the real world of working women but somehow, don’t realize it.

      Smacking someone else in the same business is just petty and catty. Another case of women hating on women. But that said, I still don’t trust any of themm.

    • Chris756 says:

      I hate to defend Gisele but her opinions are much less harmful than the others.

      I don’t think Gisele is selling any product telling how to live like books and magazines, while Jessica And Gwyn are doing it.

      If there is a mother who should give tips to everyone is Gisele’s mother. She raised five other girls besides Gisele and so far each one is doing fine in life and not doing stupid stuff publicly.

      But she lives a very quiet and boring life in a small town in Brazil without all the army of people Gisele has around her.

      Carol Middleton, Dina Lohan and many others are ridiculous.

      I so agree with everyone who said Jessica and Gwyn are crap.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Giselle is just as absurd she claimed her son was potty trained at 6 months and made a comment about how people should be legally made to breastfeed. She is as dumb as they come.

      • Chris756 says:

        If any person follow or take seriously what Gisele says, you can be sure the individuals who do it are dumber than Gisele.

        People who feel harmed by her should question their mental stability.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Whoa! Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today! Perhaps you should question your level of intelligence for defending Giselle so vehemently. I don’t believe anyone puts stock in Giselle’s parenting recommendations. I do, however, believe SHE thinks she’s educating the plebs. A sure sign of someone who knows nothing is someone who pretends to know everything.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Seriously. RELAX, Chris.

        The problem with celebs like Gisele, Gwyn and Alba is that they have a platform to talk about diet/nutrition/parenting/whatever and some people DO put stock in what they say. I think based on the fact that they have the ability to reach so many people, they too have a moral and ethical responsibility to be factually correct and not project the image of being an *expert* at anything beyond playing pretend in the movies.

      • Isa says:

        Giselle’s comments were absurd!

  5. Toot says:

    Jessica is right about Gwy. Nothing Gwy has said has made me want to buy her books or her advice, but Jessica’s was a little interesting.

  6. Carolyn says:

    Jessica sounds as insufferable as Goop. I’m not taking any parenting advice from a bland talentless actress who thinks she’s superior just because she lost her baby weight in record time and always conveniently gets papped playing with her offspring in Coldwater Canyon (or whatever the heck it’s called) park with all the other celebrity mums.

  7. Vera says:

    These women have oodles of money and a phalanx of staff to assist them. How can they possibly relate to the lives of everyday, average women?

  8. Cherry says:

    If Alba is ‘grounded’, than I’d love to live a ‘grounded’ life like hers. Srsly. I wish all my days were ‘typical Alba days’, with not much more to do than drinking smoothies, doing beauty routines, shopping, working out, and putting a chicken in the oven while you have your dinner party guests ‘bring the wine and dessert’.
    Oh, and putting the kids to bed; ‘setting an early bedtime makes time for you and your hubby later in the evening.’ #pippatips

  9. Fofototto says:

    Isn’t Alba a mega chain smoker?
    How’s that for Honest…

  10. kingkayski says:

    What it comes down to ,i think they all wanna be Jessica Simpson,Jess is so successful on her business that queen of all pretentiousness Goop want to follow her lead,and now this one too.

  11. Daahling says:

    Oh Alba honey, everyone of us readers are more grounded than you. How dreadful that must be!

  12. Daahling says:

    I am totally buying Gwyneth and Jessica’s books when they hit the 70% off racks at Barnes and Nobles. Then I shall give them as Christmas gifts to the relatives who annoy me.

  13. Kaye says:

    Turf war!!! ( I assume their weapon of choice will be various juice cleanses…)

  14. hoopjumper says:

    This girl should have started a fashion line when she had the chance. She always looked good on the red carpet, so I think she has taste, and we wouldn’t have to suffer through *another* lifestyle book filled with this crap.

  15. Aileen says:

    I wish Alba well. She’s not the most talented lady, so she needs a succesful niche.

    • OhDear says:

      Seems like parenting/homemaking advice is the go-to career for celebrity women who were less successful in their first choice career (save perhaps Paltrow). Though wonder why Alba didn’t try to go into modeling first?

    • lori says:

      She should have stuck with Michael Weatherly…..he’s raking in the dough on NCIS. Now she’s bank rollin Cas$hole Warren for the rest of her life.

      • Jenna says:

        Isnt Cash warren is from a wealthy family?
        Jessica is pretty much a working class girl done good and she is worth a lot of money even though she isnt exactly a big movie star. She makes a lot of money on modelling and appearances. There was an article in the hollywood reported the other day . Certain actresses like her and diane kruger, that dont work so much, are fashion muses and make a lot of money through modeling and endorsements.

  16. yeahright says:

    She’s making money and she’s doing it via something she is passionate about. No hate here. She’s not doing anything any of us wouldnt do if we weren’t in a similar position.

  17. JL says:

    More grounded than Goop – she actually had to say that. Everyone is more grounded than Goop.

  18. poppy says:

    they both can’t act, they both are ignorant, they both suck.
    that said, i would pay a nickel to see which one could remove the other’s weave first.

  19. annaloo. says:

    Who are these self appointed experts? Hollywood actresses are so delusional.

  20. frankly says:

    She forgot the part about taking two kids to school and going to work. And laundry. And grocery shopping. I mean, I wish I could just flop about all morning rubbing coffee on my face and planning a cocktail party…This is like advice from 1973 granola hippie Betty Draper Francis.

  21. Gine says:

    The only good thing I have to say about her is that in one interview I read a long time ago, she expressed a lot of self-awareness about not being a very good actress and getting hired for her looks, so she knew her Hollywood career would be limited. I don’t blame her for trying to make money in other ways, but it’s pretty laughable that she thinks anything about her lifestyle is “grounded.”

  22. seVen says:

    I don’t mind Alba.. she “seems” less harsh then Goopy when it comes to shilling advice. When I read about Goopy advice I feel like shes talking down her nose at me or something. Also – Jessica is really pretty when she smiles.

  23. Dee Cee says:

    In the end, avoiding the needy-sincere, clinging, Know-it-all but changes in a flash, but that is because they are now wiser, sickly leech is the only way to survive..

  24. Larissa says:

    I actually like Alba more now! Seriously

  25. Len says:

    Haha, ‘prep the dinner party while readying your kids for bed’..LOL. With no help of a cook/maid/nanny/any kind of servant ofcourse. No problem. Actually, while prepping and readying I usually find time to clean out my closet!

    This is Gwyn 2.0

  26. Sorella says:

    I was thinking the same, that JA is the main bread winner and takes alot of diapers to pay for her Hollywood lifestyle. At least GP has a hubby who has a job, but JA’s income is what the family lives on so she will keep selling this crap instead of acting (she can’t act and parts have dried up). But she must worry about $ because she can’t be thinking that selling diapers will sustain this lifestyle forever.

  27. RHONYC says:

    the outfit is a ‘no’.

    the Goopy shade is always a ‘YES!’ ;-)

  28. turningviolet says:

    Jeez, what the f*** is it with these people who think that us plebs actually desire their lifestyle – let alone have the ability to live it. Playful scarves, pre- natal yoga teachers and chiropractors, dinner parties? Yes, love, that’s how we all live it, and I will be buying your book to see just how I need to change my life (not).

  29. bigt says:

    Don’t love her, but at least she’s NOT Goop.

  30. Samtha says:

    It’s actually pretty smart of her to use her celebrity, while she has it, to establish a business that can take the place of acting. Her career isn’t exactly smoking hot anymore. It’s a good move.

  31. Magpie says:

    Her “day” doesn’t sound much different thanI imagine Goopy’s.

    Who’s watching the kids when you make your daily homemade facial scrub? The yoga teacher and chiropracter?

  32. MonicaQ says:

    Off topic: As a person with a history degree, I kinda got worried that my book shelf contained a good chunck of those books. Probably means it’s time to give some to charity again.

    On topic: As for all of that stuff…AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! Coffee, bagel, work, lunch, work, school, make sure husband and pets aren’t dead, football practice, some form of dinner, shower, sleep. That’s what this wife does (I don’t have children yet, obviously but I don’t doubt I’ll be just as busy just in a different way once I do) and what with blender and fresh organic fancy McFancy pants veggies picked from the sparkly fields of Fancy Field and–no. Good ideas but not for my lifestyle. Still, laughing forever at the side eye from Alba to Paltrow.

  33. Helvetica says:

    I don’t much care for her book but she looks gorgeous in the second picture. Love the gold nailpolish.

  34. Morgan says:

    I don’t follow Goop, but I do use a lot of Honest Company products. I got them first as a gift but was surprised at how much I liked them. They work well and are competitively priced. I also find their marketing really reasonable and not preachy, which is kind of a feat. Jessica seems to be really hands on with it – at first I wondered if she was just the face – so I find myself pretty impressed with her. Like others have said, I think it’s great that she’s using her celebrity for a good cause since acting wasn’t going to get her far!

  35. Theresa says:

    Don’t know why everyone is all up on celebrity lifestyle as career. Walk through a bookstore these days and the cooking/lifestyle/self-help sections are stuffed with books with some kind of celebrity spokesperson on the cover. It is an industry unto itself. Remember Suzanne Sommers? Marilu Henner, Jane Fonda?? Goop and Alba are hardly groundbreaking in their pursuits. We’re just more able to mass-critique their efforts, thanks to communities like CB.

    Green living is quite the thing these days and that’s why publishers are more than happy to throw some money at a famous face to rehash the same ol’ advice, just in a prettier fresher package. Celebrities are by their nature, narcissistic, and love to think they have the ear of the world. This sort of career is a natural segue for someone like Alba, who has nothing better to offer right now. But I don’t feel that there’s any empire building with her. She’s lacking the charisma, the history or even the entourage that it takes to truly establish yourself in this competitive niche.

    Goop may be lofty and out of touch, but she moves in pretty rarefied air, has a tight circle of A list friends. You may hate her, she may grate your last nerve, but you can’t argue she is in a place where she doesn’t have to give a shit. Alba on the other hand really has to pander for your support. Without it she is nothing.

  36. Shelly says:

    Not a fan of Jessica’s, but at least she’s figured out a new career for herself and seems to be enjoying some success with it.

    • Agnes says:

      I respect that too – she’s doing something constructive. And the Honest diapers are fantastic. Sadly, they’re pricey, and our son poops and pees like crazy, so we switched to 7th Generation off of amazon. Twice as many diapers for the same price. :)

      • Lemony says:

        That’s good to know, have you tried any of her other products? A poster up above said the skincare line was good. I’m not fan of her acting but her products DO sound good!

      • Morgan says:

        The diapers are great, but I couldn’t justify the cost. I use the shampoo, conditioner, and lotion for the kids and the hand soap, fruit wash, and all-purpose cleaner. Love them all and the prices are good. Was not impressed with the laundry detergent, hate the balm, the dish soap and the sunscreen.

  37. Gemini08 says:

    I’m sorry but she is so full of it! Avoid everyday toxins?? This from a chick who smokes like a chimney and used her ciggie habit to lose her baby weight?? Alba is an awful actress and just plain BORING. People may not like Gwyneth but I find her infinitely more interesting that Alba.

  38. Lemony says:

    This just made me think of Naomi Watts & Viola Davis…(and other talented actresses I like)..they never advise other people how to live…they just focus on kicking ass at acting.

  39. mercy says:

    I don’t find her the least bit interesting or entertaining and she’s not saying anything that hasn’t been said before and better, but if she helps get the word out about everday toxins good for her. Reducing the amount of plastic, chemicals, etc. in our world is a good thing.

  40. Grace says:

    “There’s lots of options, like delivery services for fresh produce that is organic, if people just want to do a couple of things in the book that are supereasy.”

    Supereasy, you say? Alright, let me just look up my nearest organic fresh food delivery service in the Metro Detroit area! Thanks for the easy tip!
    ::rolls eyes::

    • maitri says:

      she said fresh produce, not food.
      CSA’s [community supported agriculture]-are in nearly every state, and usually deliver in urban areas….
      you can get a large or small box of produce organic usually for a reasonable price. It’s pick of the season-whatever’s growing on the farm you order from….
      In detroit, i’m sure there’s some organic farm nearby-and it may only be summertime and fall delivery.

      Anyway, I think that is what she meant.
      Not a full cooked organic meal delivery service,w hich is expensive.
      I live in CA so they are year round, but I have a family member in the midwest, and their CSA delivers farm butter, eggs even meat if you want it, in addition to veggies.
      They did the math and while it seemed like a big number to sign up for, if you break it down by week, it was on par with what they spent at their grocery chain store. [not whole foods or organic, either-just regular large chain grocery-which is also not cheap.]

  41. Mare says:

    Is it so hard to comprehend that different products are targeted at different customers? Gwyneth recommends expesive stuff, so what? She talks about things she knows. She sells to specific market. Why does she have to sell cheap stuff to regular people? Some people shop at H&M, some at Chanel or wherever. Some stay at hostels, some stay at Ritz. I don’t understand this hate for Gwyneth Paltrow because she is rich, lives expensive lifestyle and writes a blog for people who can afford it and not for us “regular” folks.

  42. Katija says:

    I hate these prissy little girls who are all juice-cleanses and “ahh! TOXINS!”

    Unless you are in the final stages of AIDS or a very serious immune disease, when your body encounters the minute amount of lead in lipstick (BTW, there are traces of lead when you run water hot from the tap as well), your system is like, “relax, buddy, we got this.” Considering that humans started to live longer AFTER the introduction of chemicals in mass production, I don’t think we’re dropping dead from trace amounts of lead, pesticides, etc… what Goop and Alba and the like fail to understand is that the “commoners” need to worry about adding more grains and plant foods to their diets to combat the obesity epidemic, not worry about this BS like having all “organic” products.

    As for the “organic” craze… urgh. I am so over it. Time and time again, it’s been proven that the chemical pesticides in standard produce are NOT harmful to humans, whereas the organic fertilizer in organic produce (read: It’s poopy, Goopy!) can put you at a heightened risk for E. Coli… not to mention that your odds of non-organic produce coming from six states away are high, whereas organic products usually are shipped from Asia and may have been frozen, killing nutrients.

    I wait for the actress who pushes my diet advice – stuff yourself silly with produce (the cheap stuff does just fine), and don’t sweat the occasional Taco Bell run with your brother.

    • megsie says:

      Treated sewage sludge is used in non organic farming too. It’s cheap. And plentiful! ;)

      Also, gmo’s are a big concern for many of those opting for organic products.

    • mercy says:

      The amount of chemicals in cosmetcs isn’t going to kill anyone, though I wouldn’t dismiss the cumulative effect of the chemicals over time combined with other environmental and health risk factors. More important is the pollution caused by the manufacturing and disposal of these products. I put myself through college selling cosmetics and the amount of toxic waste produced by one department store was pretty staggering.

      I know there are a lot of people looking to cash in on the organic movement and the scare tactics some of them use are worse than annoying, but it is a move in the right direction. I don’t need Alba or any of these mommy marketing bloggers to keep me informed, but I figure the more info out there, the better.

    • Bridget says:

      There are a staggering amount of chemicals that we come into contact with everyday – some that we know and many that we don’t expect at all. Though the body filters the crap out there are a lot of questions about the long term effects of all the chemicals we ingest and absorb every day. I’m not saying we’re all going to drop dead, but considering that food allergies and sensitivities (which can be life threatening in many cases) have skyrocketed among children, it’s clear that something’s wrong. Personally, I tend to gravitate more toward buying local produce vs organic, but there are actually items that it really is better to buy organic. The larger picture is that we really need to be aware of what we’re eating and where our food comes from – there’s some pretty nasty stuff going on with ‘big’ agriculture (*cough* Montesano *cough*).

      Seriously people, eat real food. Wait, does this mean I’m a lifestyle guru too?

  43. Anoano says:

    Jessica needs to come up with an organic under-eye concealer that doesn’t show up WHITE in pictures!!! Or her make-up artist needs to learn how to blend!! YIKES!!!

  44. Sweet Dee says:

    Who are the people that need Alba and Goop to tell them what to do and how to live their lives? Surely there’s someone more qualified to do that.

    Hey, I can do it! I mean, I’m cute, have a science degree AND I live on a budget, so I’m super experienced. I’ll take their money for them.

  45. Agnes says:

    Prep a dinner party while putting your kids to bed. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  46. j.eyre says:

    Can Celebitchy, Beadhead and Kaiser write a “How To Live Your Life Book”, please? I would absolutely read that. We could all be beta readers – The World’s Longest Editing Session.

    May I proffer a title suggestion?

    “This is How it’s Done Bitches”

  47. Becca says:

    I WOULD buy this book. I am on the same page as Alba ( and have been for many years) in terms of getting toxins out of the house. She obviously educated in this department and decided to make a buck from it. Good for her!

  48. megsie says:

    Just read a bit more of Ms Alba’s treatise and I must say she’s not half as annoying as I expected. As advertised, she’s as middle of the road as could be expected from a HW mom. Nevertheless, I thank her for the advice, but will carry on just fine on my own. Why do so many feel the need for a life coach?

    I’m wondering when Jen Garner’s going to get in on this racket.

  49. Kelly says:

    Who would seriously take advice from Alba? And the wording of her schedule is so sickly sweet and ridiculous. Come on!

  50. acp says:

    No way is Alba te bread-winner. Her husband went to Yale University, and comes from an EXTREMELY wealthy family. How do you even think she got the connections to even get venture capital for this Honest Tea? Yes, she’s attractive to some men, but she is a D-List actress at best, not pulling in any revenue from films. Like she could ever be in the same league of GOOP – PUH-LEASE.

  51. Chris says:

    Bigger question is – why does ANYONE take baby and lifestyle advice from celebrities at all? Unless you have the means to emulate the lifestyle led by these people, what can they possibly teach the average person about living? What exactly qualifies G or Jessica Alba to provide tips and suggestions for regular folks? Please correct me if I missed it somewhere, but I don’t recall seeing any credentials that would lead me to believe they are in a position to inform how I live my life – unless you count “is rich and famous, for reasons that have nothing to do with their lifestyle” as credentials.

    Hey, I don’t bedgrudge either of them for trying to make a buck by selling their crap to us, but why do we afford them so much credibility based on nothing more than the fact that we’ve seen them in a movie?

    It’s the same thing as the additional weight given to political comments by celebrities – as if they know any more of what they’re talking about then you or I do.

    • anonymous fan says:

      Brilliant points Chris.But I believe that with Gwyneth who certainly does not need the money,it stems from some narcassistic idea that we all want to look like her.I think the woman is a classic anorexic and hiding her eating disorder as some sort of lifestyle choice.How can she cut out protein and carbs from your diet that she wasn’t eating to begin with? I think she survives on as little calories as she can.Jessica Alba probably just needs the money,but GP is full of herself.

  52. Joana says:

    do You Know that alba like GP is a smoker and drink to.

  53. Lucy2 says:

    I give her credit for vreating a business for herself, esp. since her acting skills are so limited. But if she is a smoker, the lead in lipstick should be the least of her concerns.

  54. mk says:

    I’m actually interested in buying her book. We have to admit to ourselves that we could be living healthier lives and her simplified, down to earth approach makes it a lot less intimidating for those wanting to make the switch. I was super surprised at how reasonably priced her Honest products are. People are alway complaining about her acting skills, I think she may have found her niche here. I can’t put her down for doing something positive, either you buy her products and book or don’t but why rag on her?

  55. Lulu.T.O. says:

    At least Goop knows enough to blend her under-eye concealer.

  56. Anastasia says:

    I’m dying over prepping for a dinner party while getting little ones ready for bed. OK THEN, I’LL DO THAT! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  57. Amelia says:

    I am not taking any tips or advise from any of these women. I listen to real people like my sister’s, my friends, co-worker’s, neighbors and my doctor. These hollywood types should keep their advise to themselves.

  58. megs says:

    Who is Jessica Alba??? phahahaha

  59. Victoria says:

    Oh NO SHE DIDN’T!! What the fug did she do to her eyes???!!! Noooooooo!

  60. Sara says:

    I can’t believe it but I’m almost starting to like her a little bit.