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Princess Mary puts on a spectacular show of style

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie put on a spectacular show of style as they, alongside the Danish royals, arrived in Copenhagen to attend the opening of parliament.</p> <p>Princess Mary chose to wear a pink and navy printed skirt in a fit-and-flare style paired with a double-breasted jacket for the event held at Christiansborg Palace.</p> <p><img width="497" height="355" src="/media/7820368/capture-1_497x355.jpg" alt="Capture 1"/></p> <p>She then chose to top off her look with a black pillbox hat, a matching clutch and heeled pumps.</p> <p>Princess Marie also looked glamorous as she opted for a cream and navy coat over a blue floral dress.</p> <p><img width="497" height="350" src="/media/7820369/capture-2_497x350.jpg" alt="Capture 2"/></p> <p>To finish off the chic number, Marie paired the outfit with blue gloves and a matching hat.</p> <p>Both Mary and Marie stood alongside their husbands Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim for the opening of Folketinget, the Danish national parliament.</p> <p>Also accompanying the couples were Queen Margrethe and her younger sister Princess Benedikte, who were each gifted with a bouquet of flowers on their arrival.</p> <p><img width="499" height="369" src="/media/7820370/capture.jpg" alt="Capture"/></p> <p>Margrethe, 78, wore a royal blue midi dress which she styled with grey accessories. Her sister Benedikte, 74, chose a more vibrant colour palette as she opted for an orange shift dress with a brown cape coat and hat.</p> <p>It has become a yearly tradition for the Danish royals to watch the opening of parliament and this year was no different as the family watched the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen give his opening address from the royal box inside parliament.</p> <p>Mr Rasmussen used his speech to go through what the government hopes to achieve in the next year.</p> <p>What do you think of Princess Mary's chic outfit? Tell us in the comments below. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Duchess Kate returns to royal duties with a new look

<p>Duchess Kate has returned to work this week after being on maternity leave since April, following the birth of her third child, Prince Louis.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Kate took a visit to the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington.</p> <p>The 36-year-old royal spent her day with local school children, where she joined them in getting their hands dirty to learn about the wildlife garden.</p> <p>Kate donned a new hairstyle for her appearance, with her shiny locks appearing slightly shorter with more layers added.</p> <p>While joining a school session and hearing from instructors and teachers, Kate wore brown skinny jeans from Zara, her trusty tassel boots and a green jacket by the Swedish brand Fjällräven.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img width="500" height="1084" src="/media/7820365/image__500x1084.jpg" alt="Image_ (70)"/></p> <p>The Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden aims to involve children in the local community and provide outdoor activity facilities for those wouldn’t otherwise be able to experience them.</p> <p>Kate, who has previously shared her excitement about growing potatoes in her own vegetable patch, was also shown an edible garden that inspires kids to get outdoors.</p> <p>As she made her way through the park, the Duchess shook hands with other parents and mingled with locals.</p> <p>The Duchess told one group of well-wishers that she had enjoyed her time with the school kids, adding with a smile, “All I found were tiny slugs!”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Princess Kate goes on a mini beast hunt at the forest school <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/royal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#royal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/duchessofcambridge?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#duchessofcambridge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/katemiddleton?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#katemiddleton</a> <a href="https://t.co/YApaHRHxeL">pic.twitter.com/YApaHRHxeL</a></p> — Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) <a href="https://twitter.com/SPerryPeoplemag/status/1047105391254036480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 2, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Mirianthe Engomitis, 56, shared the sweet encounter she had with Kate: “She said we were lucky to live near a place like this. She was asking if we had been here to see the park progress. It was lovely of her to stop.”</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>Although Kate was on maternity leave, she attended several formal royal family events, including the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Trooping the Colour as well as attending polo and equestrian events with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</p> <p>Kate is expected to undertake various engagements in the lead up to Christmas before resuming a fuller schedule of appearances in the New Year.  </p>

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Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer leads the glamour on the red carpet

<p>Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of the late Princess Diana, has led the fashion pack of “nearly naked” frocks at a charity gala dinner in Milan.</p> <p>The gala, which is an annual event held for the American Foundation for Aids Research, brings in high profile guests from Victoria’s Secret models to actors and singers. Many of whom left little to the imagination as they walked the red carpet.</p> <p><img width="500" height="750" src="/media/7820315/gettyimages-1037945576_500x750.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1037945576"/></p> <p> <img width="500" height="750" src="/media/7820317/kitty-1_500x750.jpg" alt="Kitty -1"/></p> <p>To mark the end of Milan Fashion Week, Lady Kitty Spencer attended the gala dressed in a strapless floral bodice with a floor length tired-skirt by Dolce &amp; Gabbana.</p> <p>As well as wearing the Italian designer, the 27-year-old was chosen to walk the runway for the label during Milan Fashion Week.</p> <p>For the show, the model wore a brightly coloured printed dress with her hair loosely pulled back off her face.</p> <p><img width="500" height="750" src="/media/7820316/kitty-1-nz_500x750.jpg" alt="Kitty -1-nz"/></p> <p>She strutted the catwalk with matching accessories including colourful sandals and a red leather handbag, as well as statement earrings that fell below her shoulders.</p> <p>Kitty Spencer is the daughter of the 9th Earl of Spencer and Diana’s brother Charles and made her debut modelling for Dolce &amp; Gabbana in 2017.</p> <p>What do you think of Lady Kitty Spencer's red carpet look? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. </p>

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The strict dress code Kate and Meghan have to follow at Princess Eugenie’s wedding

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Step aside Kate and Meghan, it’s Princess Eugenie’s time to shine as her long-awaited wedding on October 12 to Jack Brooksbank fast approaches.</p> <p>And while it’s not expected to be as popular as the Duchess of Cambridge or Duchess of Sussex’s big day, it is a royal wedding after all, and strict dress code rules apply.</p> <p>All female guests attending the wedding are required to wear a hat, according to <em><a href="https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1018743/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-princess-eugenie-jack-brooksbank-royal-wedding-royal-family" target="_blank">The Express</a></em> – and no one is exempt, including Kate, Meghan and even the Queen.</p> <p>Women must also don a day dress for the special occasion, while men are expected to arrive in a three-piece morning suit.</p> <p><img width="500" height="500" src="/media/7820279/gettyimages-809199808_500x500.jpg" alt="Getty Images -809199808"/></p> <p>Princess Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice made headlines in 2011 when they showed up to Prince William and Duchess Kate’s wedding wearing unflattering headpieces.</p> <p>Eugenie broke her silence on the criticism last month when she admitted that the backlash really affected them.</p> <p>“There was a horrible article that had been written about Beatrice and she got really upset,” the 28-year-old told <em><a href="https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/princesses-beatrice-eugenie-of-york-interview" target="_blank">Vogue</a></em>.</p> <p>“We were just about to step out and she had a bit of a wobble and cried. I was looking after her. And then about an hour later, I had a wobble and started crying and Bea was there for me.”</p> <p><img width="499" height="385" src="/media/7820280/gettyimages-960100926_499x385.jpg" alt="Getty Images -960100926"/></p> <p>The sisters made sure they didn’t repeat the same mistakes, as they arrived in more subdued attire for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May.</p> <p>Are you excited for Princess Eugenie’s upcoming wedding? Let us know in the comments below.</p> </div> </div> <div class="details"> <p><span class="who_watched"><span class="people_count_container"><span class="people_count current"> </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div>

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8 summer skincare tips dermatologists follow

<p>For the key to keeping your skincare optimal during the summer months, try these 8 things dermatologists do every summer.</p> <p><strong>1. Lose old layers</strong></p> <p>Twice a week, scrub skin with a soft brush, an exfoliating scrub, or a salicylic acid wash to brighten it and allow lotions and serums to be absorbed more deeply. If your skin becomes irritated, exfoliate just once a week.</p> <p><strong>2. Cleanse without cream</strong></p> <p>As the weather warms, switch from a cream cleanser to a gel variety, which is lightweight yet still effective. If you have oily skin, try a foam cleanser. Be sure to wash your face every night in the summer. More time outside means more exposure to harmful air pollutants, which can attach to moisturiser and make-up and exacerbate the signs of ageing.</p> <p><strong>3. Lighten the lotion, too </strong></p> <p>Heavy creams contain lipids that can cause clogged pores and pimples in more humid months. Instead, opt for serums, lotions or hydrating gels, which are all lighter.</p> <p><strong>4. Strategise sunscreen </strong></p> <p>In the morning, before you apply your make-up, slather on a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30. Reapply sunscreen every two hours if you’re outside. If you’re worried about smearing make-up, use a mineral sunscreen powder that is easy to reapply throughout the day. Be aware that moisturisers that contain sunscreen are not as effective as sunscreen itself.</p> <p><strong>5. Consider covering up </strong></p> <p>Each centimetre on a hat’s brim increases coverage of your face by four per cent. Working or exercising outside? Wear sun-protective clothing. Look for a swing tag with a high ultraviolet protection factor (UPF 50+) rating to be sure. You can cut exposure further by heading outdoors before 10am or after 4pm.</p> <p><strong>6. Be wary of clouds </strong></p> <p>Sunburn can still occur on cloudy days, when cooler air persuades you to skip sunscreen. However, clouds block only about 20 per cent of the sun’s UV rays. Apply sunscreen as you would on sunny days.</p> <p><strong>7. Remember the sly spots </strong></p> <p>A surprising number of skin cancer cases occur behind the ears and on other areas that you may ignore when applying sunscreen. Cover your ears, the tops of your feet and your hands for full coverage.</p> <p><strong>8. Eat for sun protection </strong></p> <p>Studies show that certain foods may offer an extra level of UV protection from within or reduce the risk of skin cancer. Foods high in antioxidants (colourful fruits and vegetables, such as cherries, citrus fruits and pomegranates), Swiss brown mushrooms, green tea, nuts, probiotics (Greek yoghurt with live active cultures and kombucha, a fermented tea) and oily fish (such as salmon) are all star performers.</p> <p><em>Written by Kelsey Kloss. This article first appeared in <a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/skin/8-summer-skincare-tips-dermatologists-follow?items_per_page=All">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestsubscribe?utm_source=readersdigest&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;keycode=WRA85S">here’s our best subscription offer</a>.</em></p> <p><img src="/media/7820640/1.png" style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;"/></p>

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Royal rebel: Duchess Meghan dazzles in royal blue as she breaks one of the Queen’s fashion rules

<p>Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is making headlines again for another stunning outfit choice.</p> <p>The Duchess was photographed at the 100 Days to Peace gala concert held at Central Hall, London in a bespoke royal blue dress by designer Jason Wu.</p> <p> <img width="499" height="720" src="/media/7820186/gettyimages-1027835080_499x720.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1027835080"/></p> <p>The chic midi dress featured a high neck and a small leg slit accentuating Duchess Meghan in all the right places. Though the dress is known to break one of the Queen’s style rules – showing the shoulders.</p> <p>As per the “royal rule book”, women who belong to the royal family cannot wear off-shoulder pieces or other styles that can be labelled as revealing.</p> <p>But Duchess Meghan is known to rebel against the monarch, especially when it comes to her fashion choices. This isn’t the first time Meghan has turned to Jason Wu for an important event.</p> <p>In February, the Duchess wore a sophisticated navy dress for the annual Royal Forum event.</p> <p><img width="499" height="909" src="/media/7820187/gettyimages-1027843446_499x909.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1027843446"/></p> <p>Her Aquazzura heels, which cost a cool $1,200, paired perfectly with her outfit. With the open back and sky-high stiletto, the royal added a touch of bling to her outfit as the shoes were jewel-encrusted.</p> <p>Finishing it off with an understated black Dior clutch and her Birk earrings which set her back $17,500, the Duchess made sure that all eyes were on her during the event.</p> <p>The concert marks the centenary of the last 100 days of WWI hostilities.</p> <p>It’s held in aid of three charities – Help for Heroes, Combat Stress, and Heads Together.</p> <p>Heads Together is a campaign focused on mental health and are led by The Royal Foundation, in partnership with YoungMinds and seven other charities.</p> <p>The gala was treated to a performance by world-famous composer Sir Karl Jenkins, as he conducted his internationally acclaimed <em><span>The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace</span></em>.</p> <p>Retired senior British Army Officer and member of the House of Lords greeted the couple as they arrived.</p> <p>Beforehand, he said: “Tragically, the First World War did not turn out to be ‘the war to end war’ but then, as now, by marking the centenary of the end of the last 100 days of hostilities with this commemorative concert, we can hope and pray for a better future.</p> <p>“Part of that better future is helping those who have been affected by war and conflict.”</p>

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Duchess Meghan breaks royal tradition: Steps out in another bold fashion choice

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>The Duchess of Sussex has managed to stun in another bold fashion choice as her royal duties continue in London this week.</p> <p>As she made headlines for her <a href="http://www.oversixty.co.nz/news/news/2018/08/duchess-meghan-steps-out-in-daring-tuxedo-minidress-with-prince-harry/"><em>mini blazer dress</em></a> last week, this time, it’s her signature tuxedo as the Duchess chose a chic, black pantsuit from New York-based fashion brand Altuzarra.</p> <p><img width="499" height="945" src="/media/7820162/gettyimages-1026697572_499x945.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1026697572"/></p> <p>Paying a visit to the WellChild Awards with Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan paired her outfit with a black Stella McCartney clutch and a pair of black pumps.</p> <p><img width="500" height="365" src="/media/7820163/gettyimages-1031124438_500x365.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1031124438"/></p> <p>The awards ceremony, which is held annually, celebrates the achievements of those children who are seriously unwell, as well as showing recognition to their caretakers.</p> <p>The event is never missed by Prince Harry, as he has been a supporter of the organisation since 2007, saying it’s one of the most emotional events on his calendar.</p> <p><img width="500" height="353" src="/media/7820164/gettyimages-1026723910_500x353.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1026723910"/></p> <p>The previous week, the Duke and Duchess visited the Hamilton show in London’s West End, where Duchess Meghan wowed in a short black Judith and Charles tuxedo dress. The Duchess of Sussex has been curbing royal protocol as of late, by not wearing pantyhose with dresses.</p> <p>And that wasn’t a first. The Duchess has previously broken royal rules by taking selfies and handing out autographs to her fans. But as far as fashion goes, there is no rule in the “royal rule book” banning women from wearing suits – even though the Queen does prefer the women in the royal family wear skirts or dresses.</p> <p>What do you think of Meghan's bold pantsuit look? Tell us in the comments below. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Furious woman discovers ‘gold’ wedding ring a fake

<p>A woman is furious after discovering her cherished gold wedding ring is actually a fake.</p> <p>The 55-year-old woman from the UK, who wishes to remain anonymous, has worn the ring since her wedding in 2004.</p> <p>The ring was stamped as 18ct gold but it was revealed to be brass after the woman went to get the ring resized.</p> <p>The band snapped as soon as the jeweller began working on it.</p> <p>"When they said the ring was brass I laughed - I thought they must have made a mistake," the woman says.</p> <p>"People might say, 'It's a cheap ring, what do you expect?' but I expect it to be what it says it is."</p> <p>The ring was purchased for £99 ($178 AUD) from Argos, which operates via catalogue order and online.</p> <p>The woman took the ring to another jeweller but they came back with the same result.</p> <p>"The item has been tested and in my opinion the metal is no better than 9ct yellow gold," the jeweller told the woman.</p> <p>"It has been incorrectly stamped or the marks are false."</p> <p>She has since contacted Argo and has been offered refund and apology.</p> <p>However, the woman is refusing to accept the matter as closed as the ring was falsely advertised as gold.</p> <p> "I really feel this is Argos selling fool's gold, because that's how I feel: a bit of a fool," she says.</p> <p>"My ring is worthless, beyond repair and not wearable. It's fool's gold, it's just a lie.</p> <p>"It feels like I am missing a part of me - it's about the blessing of the ring and the significance.</p> <p>"That ring would have been left to my daughter."</p>

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Top 5 tips for looking after your hands as you get older

<p><em><strong>NIVEA Skincare Expert, Robyn Hutch, shares her top tips for looking after your hands as you get older.</strong></em></p> <p><strong>1. Washing your hands</strong></p> <p>Many people don’t know this, but the way you wash your hands is the first way you can protect and look after them. Every time you wash your hands you strip your skin of its natural oils and excessive hand washing can quickly leave you with dry hands. I suggest washing your hands with lukewarm water and a cream-based, soap-free hand wash to reduce the drying effects.</p> <p><strong>2. Moisturise daily</strong></p> <p>Just like our face, our hands also need a regular skincare routine. As we age, it’s harder to keep moisture locked in our skin, which is why it’s so important to ensure you keep them moisturised day and night. I recommend using an anti-age hand care product that contains Q10 as this will help reduce the signs of ageing and sun induced spots.</p> <p><strong>3. Intensive care for dry skin</strong></p> <p>Very dry hands that are rough and cracked need a lot more care and attention. Rich hand creams with dexpanthenol and calendula oil are a great remedy for very dry hands. They soothe the stressed skin immediately, protect it and support the regeneration process. If you have severely dry hands this might also mean you’re dehydrated, so be sure you’re drinking at least two litres of water a day.</p> <p><strong>4. Protect your hands from the sun</strong></p> <p>You don’t have to walk around wearing gloves all year but keeping your hands protected from the sun will prevent your hands from ageing. Our hands are constantly exposed to UV (and are one of the first places we show ageing) so I would recommend applying a hand cream that contains UVA/UVB filters which will prevent sun damage, and keep your skin youthful and glowing.</p> <p><strong>5. Overnight miracle treatment</strong></p> <p>A great tip to get an overnight miracle hand treatment is to rub in a thick layer of hand lotion or cream and pull on a pair of light cotton gloves. Simply leave them on throughout the night and you’ll wake up with soft, moisturised hands. </p>

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The special plan revealed for Duchess Meghan’s wedding dress

<p>Good news for royal fanatics, Duchess Meghan’s dress may soon be available for the public to have a look at after sources revealed that the silk Givenchy gown will be displayed in an exhibition at Windsor Castle. The Royal Collection Trust confirmed to the <em><a href="https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1005617/Meghan-Markle-Duchess-of-Sussex-royal-wedding-dress-goes-on-show-Windsor-Castle" target="_blank">Daily Express</a></em> that official announcements would come closer to the date.</p> <p>But it’s no surprise that the Duchess of Sussex’s dress may become the focal point of an exhibition as in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge’s custom Alexander McQueen dress was on display only a few short months after her marriage to Prince William. Alongside that, her shoes, earrings, tiara and replicas of her bouquet and wedding cake were also on display.</p> <p>Meghan’s beautifully simple dress embodied the Duchess’s personality perfectly as it was a modern take on a traditional silhouette. Paired with an extravagant 5-metre tulle veil with organza embroidery, Givenchy artistic director Clare Waight Keller and the Duchess were able to keep the creation a secret until the big reveal on May 19.</p> <p>“I aimed for a very modern and fresh design, just like I find Meghan to be, so I really wanted to represent her,” Keller told WWD after the wedding. “I wanted her to feel absolutely incredible in the dress and, also, I wanted her to feel like it was absolutely right for the occasion.”</p> <p>The Duchess and Kensington Palace chose Keller for her “timeless and elegant aesthetic, impeccable tailoring and relaxed demeanour.”</p> <p>According to <em><a href="https://people.com/royals/kates-wedding-dress-attracts-350000-visitors-so-far/" target="_blank">People</a></em>, over 350,000 fans came to see Duchess Kate’s wedding dress in just the first six weeks it was on display. So, it is apparent, that Meghan’s gown will attract just as much attention to Windsor Castle.</p>

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8 gentle and effective ways to remove facial hair

<p>Removing facial hair is not one of the most pleasant activities, but with so many methods available, it is becoming even easier to get rid of the fuzz along your upper lip, chin or between your brows.</p> <p>Here are the most effective ways to remove facial hair.</p> <p><strong>1. Plucking</strong></p> <p>Plucking is one of the most widely used methods of facial hair removal as tweezers are commonplace in most households.</p> <p>"Tweezing is better for smaller, localized areas like your brows and chin since it's much more labor intensive," dermatologist Lavanya Krishnan told the <a href="https://www.goodhousekeeping.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Good Housekeeping Institute</strong></em></span></a>.</p> <p>"I recommend cleansing your tweezers once per day with warm soap and water, then storing them in a dry place."</p> <p><strong>2. Waxing</strong></p> <p>When you wax, you can either opt to use a soft wax which is pulled off with cloth strips or a hard wax which is pulled off on its own.</p> <p>Although waxing is loved by many for being thorough, cosmetic surgeon Michelle Yagoda warns of its consequences. </p> <p>“Waxing can cause irritation because the skin can be sensitive to the products being applied to the surface," she said. </p> <p>"An inexact technique may result in incomplete extraction of the hair follicle and breakage of the hair shaft, so the skin surrounding the hair shaft can then become inflamed."</p> <p>If the retaining hair follicle becomes entrapped, it may lead to an ingrown hair. Before going to a new beautician for a wax, it is always worth reading their reviews first.</p> <p><strong>3. Shaving</strong></p> <p>Many prefer not to shave their facial hair because of the belief that it will make hair grow back thicker, however, Dr Krishnan confirmed that this old wives’ tale is just a myth.</p> <p>"It's just a myth that your hair will grow coarser and more densely after shaving," said Dr. Krishnan. </p> <p>"The follicle gets cut in half so it feels pricklier, but it's not any thicker."</p> <p>If you choose to shave facial hair, it is important to take precautions to avoid irritation. Pre-shave oil can help avoid razor burn and using a razor with only two blades help reduce the potential of causing redness. It is also recommended that you apply a hydrating moisturiser to the face after you are finished.</p> <p><strong>4. Threading</strong></p> <p>Threading, a practice common in Middle Eastern and Asian countries, involves using a doubled cotton thread pulled super-taut to roll over spots where you want hair removed. To try this method, you will need to visit a professional who specialises in threading.</p> <p><strong>5. Depilatory creams</strong></p> <p>Depilatory creams work by applying the cream to the area you wish to remove your hair, and then wiping the cream away with the hairs.</p> <p>"Depilatory creams use chemicals such as calcium thioglycolate or potassium thioglycolate, which break disulfide bonds in keratin, thereby weakening the hair," said dermatologist Christine Choi Kim.</p> <p>If you want to try these creams, it is important to always do a patch check first to check for any allergies.</p> <p><strong>6. Topical prescriptions</strong></p> <p>As well as over-the-counter creams, you can also receive prescriptions from a dermatologist for hair removal creams.</p> <p>"There are prescription meds like Vaniqa, which is a topical once-a-day treatment used to reduce hair growth," explains Dr. Krishnan. While they are effective, the hair will grow back when you stop using the cream.</p> <p><strong>7. Laser hair removal</strong></p> <p>If you are looking for a permanent option you can try laser hair removal, however, sessions can be pricey.</p> <p>"Lasers shoot a certain wavelength of light that's specifically absorbed by the hair follicle itself," said Dr. Krishnan. When the laser is absorbed, it converts into heat and kills the hair follicle. Laser hair removal requires a few sessions to fully destroy the follicles.</p> <p><strong>8. Electrolysis</strong></p> <p>Similar to laser hair removal, electrolysis is a permanent hair removal option but it destroys each follicle one at a time to prohibit hairs from growing. </p> <p>Which hair removal method do you recommend? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Princess Mary dazzles in crimson dress

<p>Princess Mary has dressed up for a glamorous night out without the kids to celebrate the 175th anniversary of one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions, Tivoli Gardens.</p> <p>The 46-year-old Crown Princess looked elegant in a crimson evening gown decorated with mirrored sequins and a blush-pink silk wrap.</p> <p>The Australian-born Danish royal attended the event with Queen Margrethe’s sister, Princess Benedikte, who wore a green and blue floor-length dress.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmgnc36AE7O/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">A post shared by DET DANSKE KONGEHUS (@detdanskekongehus)</a> on Aug 15, 2018 at 11:29am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Mary’s husband, Prince Frederik, was absent from the event as well as their four children, Prince Christian, 12, Princess Isabella, 11, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, seven.</p> <p>Tivoli Gardens was created by Georg Carstensen and inspired Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale, The Nightingale.</p> <p>The amusement park was visited by Walt Disney before he opened Disneyland in 1955, and it is believed he was so captivated by the atmosphere of the attraction, that he sought to recreate it in his own park.</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>Mary and her family frequently visit the amusement park, with the royal children attending an event there last year while their parents were away in Japan.</p> <p>Recently, the family enjoyed a sailing trip around Denmark, documenting their <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/travel/international-travel/danish-royals-holiday-album-inside-princess-mary-and-prince-frederik-s-summer-getaway/"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">holiday photos</span></strong></a> on Instagram.</p>

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"You can't beat it": The budget mascara being sold every 2.5 seconds

<p>A $14.99 mascara is selling out in mere seconds as women take to social media to praise the budget-friendly beauty product.</p> <p>Available at any New Zealand supermarket store or your local pharmacy, the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara has earned rave reviews from women who claim it works better than high-end products.</p> <p><img width="238" height="411" src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/08/15/03/4F19934800000578-6061547-image-a-247_1534300766461.jpg" alt="One tube of the classic $12.95 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara sells every 2.5 seconds" class="blkBorder img-share b-loaded" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" id="i-f749a63f7ba5a226"/></p> <p>Beauty blogger Caitlyn Ann, from Michigan, shared her glowing review on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7bFe2vza48"><strong>YouTube</strong></a>, along with a before and after shot of her eyelashes after using the product.</p> <p>“I very impressed with this mascara. I didn't think I was going to like it but it gives your eyes a very natural look... It does a nice job,” she said.</p> <p>“Look how beautiful that is. I'm obsessed with this product, I should have tried it a long time ago,” she said.</p> <p><img width="388" height="255" src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/08/15/03/4F19935D00000578-6061547-image-a-248_1534300799147.jpg" alt="'I'm obsessed!' Beauty blogger Caitlyn Ann, from Michigan, shared her glowing review on YouTube, along with a before and after shot of her eyelashes after using the mascara" class="blkBorder img-share b-loaded" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" id="i-98e68194ae06a1fc"/></p> <p>Other women agreed, with many branding it the “best mascara ever”.</p> <p>“The best mascara I've ever found! It's enough to keep my eyelashes longer and volumnised and its very light so my eyelashes stay up and curled throughout the day,” one woman raved.</p> <p>Another said: “I've tried so many high end brands of mascara and came back to this one. It does just as good of a job if not better.”</p> <p>“This is the best mascara out there, period. I have tried many different brands, including prestige and this is hands down the best one! And for the price, you really can't beat it! I highly recommend it,” one poster wrote.</p> <p>One said: 'It's a no fuss mascara and perfect for giving your lashes a naturally defined look. It spreads on thinly and does not leave clumps in your lashes, giving them a natural look without looking fake.”</p> <p>And another said: “This is a cult classic mascara that has been around ever since I can remember. I remember my mum using this when I was younger, and I'm pretty sure it was the first mascara I ever purchased.</p> <p>“I still use it to this day, it's great quality for a great price. It does a good job at coating and separating lashes. It isn't the best mascara for volume or thickness, it's more suited to an everyday natural look.”</p> <p>The “all day wear” mascara, which hit shelves 47 years ago, promises a “full lash look without clumps or globs” and “dries within seconds”. </p> <p>What are your beauty product recommendations? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The sentimental piece of jewellery Duchess Meghan is saving for her daughter

<p>While Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's wedding was only a few months ago, it seems the former actress has always dreamt of having children. In an interview with <a rel="noopener" href="https://ca.hellomagazine.com/fashion/02015090318539/meghan-markle-biggest-splurge-must-have-fall-pieces" target="_blank"><em>Hello! Magazine</em></a> from 2015, Meghan revealed an item that she plans on using as a family heirloom.</p> <p>To celebrate the success of her show <em>Suits</em>, the Duchess splurged on a Cartier watch which would have pushed her back close to $10,000. But she plans on keeping it around for a very long time.</p> <p>“I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch,” she said. “When I found out <em>Suits</em> had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version.”</p> <p>Meghan even had the classic watch engraved with a personal message: ‘To M.M. From M.M.’ </p> <p>“I plan to give it to my daughter one day,” Meghan explained. “That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”</p> <p>Following their royal wedding in May, the world now awaits potential baby news from the couple, but don’t hold your breath, as you may be waiting a while.</p> <p>While the royal couple have no intentions of starting a family soon, Prince Harry did add that they will “hopefully start a family in the near future".</p> <p>Though, whenever the two decide to have children of their own, there will be a difference between their child and Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – as Harry and Meghan’s children will have <a href="http://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/why-harry-and-meghan-s-children-will-have-a-different-surname-...">different surnames</a>.</p> <p>With all of Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren sharing the historical surname Mountbatten-Windsor, there is a high chance that Harry and Meghan’s children will carry the surname Sussex.</p> <p>With William and Harry being known throughout their schooling as William and Harry Wales due to their father being Prince Charles of Wales, it is thought that Harry and Meghan’s children will adopt their parents’ titles.</p> <p>Likewise, Prince William and Kate’s family are known as the Cambridge’s due to the couple being the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It is said that this tradition allows the royal children to adapt to their environment more easily. </p>

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Princess Mary flashes endless legs in gorgeous frock at fashion show

<p>Crown Princess Mary of Denmark put on a leggy display in a pastel pink dress during a fashion show in København.</p> <p>The Australian-born royal looked right at home in the front row as she watched students showcase their designs at the Kolding Design School and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts joint show Future of Fashion.</p> <p><img width="406" height="608" src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/08/08/18/4EF02C2D00000578-6040297-image-a-29_1533747910855.jpg" alt="Initially Mary looked every inch the royal in her dress, which featured a respectable high neck and had a floor-sweeping length (pictured arriving at the Academy)" class="blkBorder img-share b-loaded" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" id="i-61472699e619d857"/></p> <p>The ever-stylish Mary wore a floor-sweeping flowy frock cinched at the waist with a chunky belt and finished off with pink stilettos, fitting right in with the chic crowd.</p> <p>The royal even showed off her tanned pins when she swept her dress to the side as she sat down to watch the fashion parade.  </p> <p><img width="445" height="596" src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/08/08/17/4EF028D500000578-6040297-Sitting_in_the_front_row_Australian_born_Mary_had_pulled_her_lon-m-8_1533747196080.jpg" alt="Sitting in the front row, Australian born Mary had pulled her long dress up above her knees (pictured)" class="blkBorder img-share b-loaded" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" id="i-11b93c6830b18a0a"/></p> <p>Later in the day, she attended the Fashion Fair in Copenhagen, of which she is patron.</p> <p>The annual event sees upcoming designers showcase their clothes in displays and fashion shows. </p> <p>What do you think of Princess Mary's dress? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Meghan turns heads with edgy outfit in latest royal outing

<p>The Duchess of Sussex turned heads on Tuesday with an edgy ensemble as she stepped out with Prince Harry at an exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.</p> <p>Wearing a blush sleeveless trench dress from up-and-coming Canadian label, NONIE, Meghan batted away criticism that her style had been muted ever since she became a royal with the edgy modern take of the classic trench.</p> <p><img width="435" height="957" src="https://www.who.com.au/cdnstorage/cache/9/b/9/d/e/0/x9b9de0526ddace6cfd3ccdd50d59b0095c992eca.jpg.pagespeed.ic.KQcGlb3zeL.webp" alt="meghan markle trench dress" class=" lazyloaded" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p>She and Prince Harry met special guests including Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, a fashion designer and entrepreneur.</p> <p>The newlyweds paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon at an exhibition dedicated to celebrating his incredible life. Mr Mandela met Princess Diana during a private visit to South Africa in 1997 just months before her tragic death.</p> <p>The exhibit commemorating the hundredth year of his birth depicts Mr Mandela’s career from activist to president through six themes — character, comrade, leader, prisoner, negotiator and statesman.</p> <p><img width="425" height="283" src="https://www.who.com.au/cdnstorage/cache/b/9/5/7/3/c/xb9573c6c9e3355a97b52f820522822f670d136fb.jpg.pagespeed.ic.iXpqJ9e5FC.webp" alt="meghan harry" class=" lazyloaded" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p>It is the first time the exhibition has been shown in the UK after successful runs around the world.</p> <p>Former anti-apartheid campaigner Lord Peter Hain, who is chair of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, welcomed the royal support.</p> <p> “The Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, which is free to visitors from 17 July — 19 August, will depict the anti-apartheid freedom struggle and Mandela’s vision of a non-racial rainbow democracy based upon justice, equality and human rights,” he said.</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>“We are delighted the duke and duchess will be supporting it.”</p>

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US First Lady Melania Trump stuns in Disney princess gown

<p>US First Lady Melania Trump has dazzled in a yellow gown at a black-tie dinner hosted by British Prime Minister Theresa May at Blenheim Palace on Thursday evening.</p> <p>The US President Donald Trump and his wife are in London on their first official visit to Britain.</p> <p>The former model opted for a French label J. Mendel pale yellow off-the shoulder gown, with ruched detailing across the bodice and a dramatic cape overlay.</p> <p><img width="485" height="344" src="/media/7819783/melania_485x344.jpg" alt="Melania" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p><img width="476" height="315" src="/media/7819784/734d76cb5a7d1fcc583de41ab14d938e_476x315.jpg" alt="734d 76cb 5a 7d 1fcc 583de 41ab 14d 938e" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p>The dress immediately drew comparisons to Disney princess Belle’s famous yellow dress in the classic animation Beauty and the Beast.</p> <p> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">just saying <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpUKVisit?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TrumpUKVisit</a> <a href="https://t.co/QPernxSlPj">pic.twitter.com/QPernxSlPj</a></p> — Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) <a href="https://twitter.com/ladyhaja/status/1017488633719345152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The Trumps joined Prime Minister May and other British business leaders at the black-tie dinner at the palace to kick off their visit to Britain.</p> <p>The Trumps are scheduled to meet the Queen on Friday afternoon at Windsor Castle.</p>

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Make-up tricks that wind the clock back 10 years

<p>Simple and smart, these clever tricks will have you looking rested and vibrant in a jiffy.</p> <p><strong>Conceal crow’s feet</strong></p> <p>Wave goodbye to heavy cover-ups, which makes lines more obvious, and instead, embrace brightening the area. Use a concealer under the outer third of your lower lashes and a creamy highlighter.</p> <p><strong>Lift your brows</strong></p> <p>High, full brows not only define all of your features but they do wonder in making you look more youthful. Have thin eyebrows that are on the lighter side? Fear not. Use a brow powder or pencil a shade lighter than your hair color to fill in sparse areas, then sweep a fine line right above the top of the arch.</p> <p><strong>Reduce lines around mouth</strong></p> <p>To diminish the lines that run from your nose to your mouth, apply concealer one shade lighter than your skin over the shadow below the fold only, not over the entire crease. This pro trick reduces the appearance of a defined edge.</p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2014/08/how-to-feel-confident-now!/" target="_blank">Related link: How to feel confident now</a></strong></span></em></p> <p><strong>Perk up your pout</strong></p> <p>Sadly the sides of the mouth tend to droop with age so to diminish this, brush highlighter on the corners and concealer just below the outer edges of your lower lip to minimize shadows.</p> <p><strong>Related links:</strong></p> <p><strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2014/09/eyebrows-are-the-key-to-looking-younger/" target="_blank">The key to looking younger</a></span></em></strong></p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2015/01/look-fresh-after-no-sleep/" target="_blank">How to wake up looking fresh (even when you’re not!)</a></strong></span></em></p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2015/01/beauty-fixes/" target="_blank">6 fixes for the most annoying beauty issues</a></strong></span></em></p> <p> </p>

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The real reasons for hair loss

<p>Maintaining a full and luscious mane of hair as you reach your 60s is no easy feat. Hair loss speeds up as we get older, making it harder to maintain the same volume you once may have had. This is a natural occurrence and fairly standard as hair often sheds then grows back thinner than when you were younger. If however, your hair loss seems more dramatic, it might be worth investigating further. Here are the five main factors to consider:</p> <p><strong>Genetics</strong></p> <p>Hereditary hair loss or female-pattern hair loss is one of the most common causes of thinning hair. This causes the hair on the top of the head to thin out. Over the counter products like Rogaine, applied directly to the scalp, can help slow or sometimes stop hair loss in the majority of women but the benefits will be lost when you stop using it. You can speak to your doctor or hairdresser about other products that might be suitable if Rogaine isn’t working for you.</p> <p><strong>Stress</strong></p> <p>Hair loss sometimes occur after a prolonged period of physiological strain, such as an illness or period of emotional upheaval where you haven’t been able to take the best care of yourself. This can lead to deficiencies in iron, B12 and/or protein, which are all essential for healthy hair growth. Time is usually the best healer for stress induced hair loss but if a vitamin deficiency is to blame, supplements can help. Speak to your doctor or a qualified naturopath for advice on what may suit you best.</p> <p><strong>Medication</strong></p> <p>Certain medications can have the unwanted side effect of creating patchy hair loss. Antidepressants, anticoagulants and medication for hypertension and cholesterol are the usual culprits. If you have concerns about the medication you’re taking, speak to your doctor.</p> <p><strong>Over brushing or styling</strong></p> <p>Brushing hair too vigorously or pulling it back tightly from your face on a regular basis can lead to what’s known as traction alopecia, where the hair is pulled out in patches. The good news with this condition is that hair will grow back quickly when the pulling stops. Try looser styles and employing a gentle approach to tangle teasing.</p> <p><strong>The immune system</strong></p> <p>A struggling immune system can impact all parts of the body, including your scalp. A condition called alopecia areata occurs when a woman’s immune system attacks her hair follicles, leading to hair loss. Speak to your doctor about treatment.</p> <p><strong>Related links:</strong>  </p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2014/12/haircut-to-look-younger/" target="_blank">The haircut that will take 10 years off</a></strong></em></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2014/11/going-grey-is-in/" target="_blank">Going grey is in</a> </strong></em></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><a href="/lifestyle/beauty-style/2014/08/how-to-feel-confident-now!/" target="_blank">How to feel confident now</a></strong></em></span></p>

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