Being the Duchess of Cambridge means a lot of public appearances, and while many have been keeping an eye on her growing belly since the announcement that Kate is expecting her and Prince William's first child, we can't stop swooning over her gorgeous hair. And according to a recent poll done by Kérastase, Kate Middleton's mane came out on top as the most coveted hair in Britain. Also, the poll found that women's hair is at its best at age 29, because women have money to spend on their locks. At 31, we think Kate's brunette mane is quite envy-inducing, which we've seen styled with everything from bouncing curls to soft waves, and even bangs. We've rounded up her best blow dry looks over the years. So just keep clicking!
You might think the ombré hair trend has been played out, but it's actually still going strong for 2013. The proof is in all the starlets who are rocking face-flattering, lightened tips. Go with blonde accents this season with just a hint of colour at the ends, or better yet, just let your colour grow out. It's the perfect time of year to be low maintenance. Click through to get ombré inspiration from these celebrity looks.
It's easy to look like you're wearing makeup — not that that's a bad thing — but we've all wanted to achieve that perfectly natural look, too. The catch? Most of us need a little makeup to look like we woke up looking effortlessly radiant. You can get that no-makeup makeup look with these easy tips straight from the pros.
Do your bed-creased nails a favour June 1, and buy these nail drying drops. I've never been sold on the idea of drying drops until I recently tried Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Dry & Go Drops ($14.95). I paint my nails up to three times a week but the problem? I usually do them late at night. In bed. You can imagine what my perfect manicure looks like in the a.m. — 10 mini bed sheets! I used these drying drops after applying my topcoat (PS — loving Dior Gel Coat) and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Touch-dry in under a minute.
You simply wait 60 seconds after applying the topcoat, then apply one to two drops on each nail. The other plus is the formula is enriched with vitamin E and jojoba, so I felt like I was getting a cuticle treatment at the same time. I didn't lose any shine from the topcoat and two days in, still no chips. This product doesn't claim to aid chip resistance, but I feel like its played a part in my still perfect manicure. Available at Priceline on June 1.
On the weekend at BottleRock, Napa Valley, CA, Ashley Benson showed off a chic braid that was fun and super easy to re-create. The actress wore a marigold rope wrapped around her two small braids, which she wore pinned back to either side. To get her look, start off with beach waves. Next, part your hair down the middle and braid a small front section of hair. Braid about halfway down and secure with a clear elastic. Then, tie a ribbon, rope, or bright thread at the base of the plait and wrap it around and tie at the elastic. Pull the braid back and secure with pins into the side of the hair. Repeat on the other side. Ashley may have rocked her look at a festival, but this colourful braided style is also a great option to disguise any Winter frizz or fly-aways you might have.
If you’re new to the oversize lip pen trend, then you’ll want to get your hands on the Max Factor Colour Elixir Giant Pen Stick ($9.95). It isn’t a lipstick as such, rather a giant crayon, but the colour and texture is just as good, if not better! It seems they’ve combined the best qualities of a lipstick and lip balm into one fancy tool — super glossy, pigment-rich colour and really hydrating. Above all else, the best thing about using this jumbo pen stick over a lipstick is the control you have over the application. The sculpted tip makes it easy to define the lip creases without smudging or bleeding through.
There is currently six shades in the range — with a mix of bright and dark tones like dusty pink and intense plum. Put one to the test with a meal and a few drinks, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with its long-lasting colour and shine. Itching to try one out? Well you won't have to wait much longer, they're hitting the shelves this month so keep your eyes peeled!
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Did you know that the human scalp has, on average, 100,000 hairs? So it's no surprise that just like ingrown hairs on the skin, hair follicles on the scalp can become blocked. Regular scalp massage will help unblock and promote new hair growth, but there's also a small portion of your hair that is in a "resting phase" and guess what? It's time to wake it up! For some time now, we've been schooled in using serums and conditioners to treat split ends and dry, unruly strands but now, it's your scalp's time to shine. As a few new scalp treatments begin to hit shelves, we've got the low down on what to buy and why. Are you ready to take the focus off your ends and nourish those roots? Thought so.
Reese Witherspoon is back to her signature blonde hair after a short stint as a brunette. The actress stepped out sporting the golden colour change for her son's baseball game over the weekend. Reese had originally dyed her hair brown for her roll in The Good Lie, but shooting recently wrapped up in Atlanta. Are you glad to see her back to her iconic blonde roots?