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Natalie Barr rages against popular fashion trend

<p>Natalie Barr has rallied against a popular fashion trend that is talking Hollywood by storm. </p> <p>The 53-year-old Sunrise presenter has shared a photo to Instagram of her donning a pastel green dress, revealing she had to hide a gaping cut out in the front. </p> <p>The midriff of the dress featured a hugely popular cut out, that Natalie had to cover with a simple white belt to cover up. </p> <p>She posted the photo to her social media, saying she was "struggling to find clothes".</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" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CVM2Aw0FSKX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/CVM2Aw0FSKX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Natalie Barr (@natalie_barr7)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Her caption read, "<span>Ok girls.. anyone else struggling to find clothes without cutouts all over them!!" </span></p> <p><span>"I mean I hate to sound old but really.. they’re taking over. Love the dress but had to hide this one under a belt this morning."</span></p> <p><span>She also included hashtags that read "#attackofthecutouts #amijustgettingold".</span></p> <p><span>Many of her followers agreed with her in the comment section, saying they were "hearing her" as many also struggled to find clothes. </span></p> <p><span>The trend of cut out dresses has quickly become all the range on runways and red carpets, with many big stars adopting the trend into their everyday looks. </span></p> <p><span>It involves frocks having sections cut out in various areas, including the midriff or chest, to show off a hint of skin in more risqué fashion. </span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram @natalie_barr7</em></p>

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Queen Elizabeth declines Oldie of the Year Award

<p>Over her 95 years, the Queen has received many prestigious accolades. </p> <p>But she is refusing to accept the Oldie of the Year award, saying she doesn't think she meets the criteria. </p> <p>Her Majesty has "politely but firmly" turned down the award, which is given each year to <span>celebrate the achievements of members of the older generations who have made a special contribution to public life.</span><span></span></p> <p><span>She sent the organisers of the awards her "warmest best wishes", along with saying "you are as old as you feel".</span></p> <p><span>Author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth, who is chairman of the awards, wrote to the Queen's office inquiring if she would accept the award, with her platinum jubilee to be celebrated next year. </span></p> <p><span>However, in a letter published in the November issue of the Oldie magazine, the Queen's assistant private secretary Tom Laing-Baker wrote, "Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such the Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient.”</span></p> <p><span>In the end, the main Oldie of the Year award went to the French-American actor and dancer Leslie Caron, who at 90 is five years younger than the Queen. </span></p> <p><span>The former England footballer Sir Geoff Hurst, 79, won the Oldie Golden Boot of the Year, while the celebrity cook and TV presenter Delia Smith, 80, was presented with the Truly Scrumptious Oldie award.</span></p> <p><span>Gyles Brandreth was delighted to receive the letter from Balmoral Castle, writing, “Perhaps in the future we will sound out Her Majesty once more.”</span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Getty Images</em></p>

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Kate Middleton stuns in recycled dress for Earthshot awards

<p><em>Image: Getty </em></p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have walked the green carpet in London for the first ever Earthshot Prize awards ceremony.</p> <p>Established by Prince William, this prize recognises those who have set up projects that help the environment and combat climate change.</p> <p>Celebrities including Emma Watson, David Attenborough, Ed Sherran, Emma Thompson and Coldplay either presented awards or performed. Attending guests were asked to “consider the environment” when choose an outfit.</p> <p>Kate Middletown stunned the crowd in a recycled Alexander McQueen dress she had previously warn to the BAFTA dinner in 2011.</p> <p>William worn a velvet green suit he had been seen in back in 2019.</p> <p>The couple arrived in an electric car, ditching the usual royal fleet of Range Rovers.</p> <p>The Earthshot Prize offers winners a huge £1 million ($1.8million AUD) cash prize to fund and scale-up their environmental projects.</p> <p>There are five categories:</p> <ul> <li>Protect and restore nature.</li> <li>Clean our air.</li> <li>Revive our oceans.</li> <li>Build a waste-free world.</li> <li>Fix our climate.</li> </ul> <p>Winners of the inaugural event include a food waste hub in Milan and the nation of Costa Rica, which is pioneering a project to pay people to restore natural ecosystems.</p> <p>Among the judges were Sir David Attenborough, Cate Blanchett and singer Shakira.</p> <p>A Sydney team behind the ‘Living Seawalls’ project was among the list of nominees selected in the oceans category.</p> <p>In a short, pre-recorded video played to the crowd, William said: “We are alive in the most consequential time in human history.”</p> <p>“The actions we choose or choose not to take in the next 10 years will determine the fate of the planet for the next 1000,” he said.</p> <p>“Many of the answers are already out there,” he added. “But we need everyone, from all parts of society to raise their ambition and unite in repairing our planet.”</p> <p>The ceremony comes days ahead of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, which begins October the 31st.</p>

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Princess Eugenie delights fans with unseen wedding photo

<p>Princess Eugenie has delighted her one million Instagram followers with an unseen snap from her wedding reception.</p> <p>To celebrate her three-year anniversary with husband Jack Brooksbank, the Queen's granddaughter took to social media to share the image of her embracing her husband on their big day.</p> <p>Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, captioned the picture, "Happy Anniversary my love... 3 years today!!"</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" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CU7v34XIP1X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; 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font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CU7v34XIP1X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In the photo, the Princess wore her peach-hued gown that she wore to her reception in October 2018, as opposed to the white low-back dress by Peter Pilotto she wore for the church ceremony.</p> <p>The show-stopping blush pink gown was designed by Zac Posen, who described Eugenie as a "young lady who possessed natural elegance".</p> <p>Eugenie and Jack's wedding outfits are <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/bazaar-brides/a26248741/princess-eugenie-jack-brooksbank-wedding-outfits-windsor-castle/" target="_blank">on display at Windsor Castle</a> for visitors to admire, as Eugenie also recorded part of the audio guide with details about her two gowns.</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" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvZgXEFhyYk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/BvZgXEFhyYk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Zac Posen (@zacposen)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In February 2021, the royal couple welcomed their first child: a boy named August Philip Hawke Brooksbank.</p> <p>They shared the news to their Instagram, saying, "Our hearts are full of love for this little human, words can't express. We are excited to be able to share these photos with you.⁣"</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" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLgrGXhlpuK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/CLgrGXhlpuK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram @princesseugenie</em></p>

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14 tips to get healthy, gorgeous nails

<p><strong>Keep nail beds hydrated </strong></p> <p><span>To keep your nails hydrated, rub a small amount of petroleum jelly into your cuticle and the skin surrounding your nails every evening before you go to bed or whenever your nails feel dry. </span></p> <p><span>Keep a jar in your bag, desk drawer, car – anywhere you might need it. Not a fan of petroleum jelly? Substitute castor oil. </span></p> <p><span>It’s thick and contains vitamin E, which is great for your cuticles. Or head to your kitchen cupboard and grab the olive oil – it also works to moisturise your nails.</span></p> <p><strong>Protect nails from wear and tear</strong></p> <p><span>Wear rubber gloves whenever you do housework or wash dishes. </span></p> <p><span>Most household chores from gardening, to scrubbing the bathroom, to washing dishes, are murderous on healthy nails. </span></p> <p><span>For extra hand softness, apply hand cream before you put on the rubber gloves. Slipping on some gloves will also protect your manicure.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Treat cuticles gently</strong></span></p> <p><span>When pushing back your cuticles (it is not necessary to cut them), come in at a 45-degree angle and be very gentle. </span></p> <p><span>Otherwise, the cuticle will become damaged, weakening the entire nail, says manicurist, Mariana Diaconescu.</span></p> <p><strong>Avoid ingrown nails</strong></p> <p><span>For healthy nails, trim your toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails. </span></p> <p><span>This is particularly important if you have diabetes.</span></p> <p><strong>Keep hands dry</strong></p> <p><span>Dry your hands for at least two minutes after doing the dishes, taking a bath or shower.  </span></p> <p><span>Also, dry your toes thoroughly after swimming or showering. </span><span>Leaving them damp increases your risk of fungal infection and ruins healthy nails.</span></p> <p><strong>Get shoes in top shape</strong></p> <p><span>Dry your hands for at least two minutes after doing the dishes, taking a bath or shower.  </span></p> <p><span>Also, dry your toes thoroughly after swimming or showering. Leaving them damp increases your risk of fungal infection and ruins healthy nails.</span></p> <p><strong>Find high-quality socks</strong></p> <p><span>Wear 100 per cent cotton socks. They’re best for absorbing dampness, thus preventing fungal infections. </span></p> <p><span>You can also use socks to cover up your messed-up DIY toenail art.</span></p> <p><strong>Make your manicure last longer</strong></p> <p><span>Stretch out the beauty of a manicure by applying a fresh top coat every day, says Susie Galvez, author of </span><em>Hello Beautiful: 365 Ways to Be Even More Beautiful</em><span>.</span></p> <p><strong>Try these vitamins</strong></p> <p><span>To make your nails as strong and resilient as a horse’s hooves, take 300 micrograms of the B vitamin biotin four to six times a day. </span></p> <p><span>Long ago, veterinarians discovered that biotin strengthened horses’ hooves, which are made from keratin, the same substance in human nails. </span></p> <p><span>Swiss researchers found that people who took 2.5 milligrams of biotin a day for 5.5 months had firmer, harder nails. </span></p> <p><span>In a US study, 63 per cent of people taking biotin for brittle nails experienced an improvement.</span></p> <p><strong>Got milk?</strong></p> <p><span>It’s great for healthy nails! Add a glass of milk and a hard-boiled egg to your daily diet. </span></p> <p><span>Rich in zinc, they’ll do wonders for your nails, especially if your nails are spotted with white, a sign of low zinc intake.</span></p> <p><strong>File your nails correctly</strong></p> <p><span>To keep your nails at their strongest, avoid filing in a back-and-forth motion – go in only one direction.</span></p> <p><span> And never file just after you’ve gotten out of a shower or bath. Wet nails break more easily.</span></p> <p><strong>Try this finger massage</strong></p> <p><span>Massage your nails to keep them extra strong and shiny. </span></p> <p><span>Nail buffing increases blood supply to the nail, which stimulates the matrix of the nail to grow, says Galvez.</span></p> <p><strong>Keep 'em polished</strong></p> <p><span>Polish your nails, even if it’s just with a clear coat. </span></p> <p><span>It protects your nails, says manicurist Diaconescu. If you prefer colour, use a base coat, two thin coats of colour, and a top coat. </span></p> <p><span>Colour should last at least seven days but should be removed after 10 days.</span></p> <p><strong>Avoid these polish remover ingredients</strong></p> <p><span>Avoid polish removers with acetone or formaldehyde. </span></p> <p><span>They’re terribly drying to nails, says dermatologist, Dr Andrea Lynn Cambio. Use acetate-based removers instead.</span></p> <p><em>Image credit: Shutterstock</em></p> <p><em>This article first appeared in <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/14-tips-to-get-healthy-gorgeous-nails?pages=1" target="_blank">Reader's Digest</a>. </em></p>

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Jessica Rowe exits lockdown in ultimate style

<p>On the eve of lockdown restrictions easing, Jess Rowe has stunned her Instagram followers with a photo of a gorgeous gown. </p> <p>Throughout lockdown, the former Studio 10 host has been sharing photos of her most iconic outfits to her 160k Instagram followers. </p> <p>From dramatic fur coats and embellished jumpsuits, to ball gowns and pyjamas, she has posted her outfit of each locked down day to lift everyone's spirits during a difficult time. </p> <p>Now, as New South Wales prepares for lockdown restrictions to ease for vaccinated people, Jess has shared another post, proving she saved the best until last. </p> <p>She posted the image of her in her Collette Dinnigan wedding dress, that she wore on her big day 17 years ago. </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" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CU1wraLp8P_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/CU1wraLp8P_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jessica Rowe (@jessjrowe)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The backless white gown fit Jess like a glove, as she paired it with minimal classic jewellery and her signature pink pixie cut hair. </p> <p>She captioned the post, "<span>So that's a wrap! What to finish with for the eve of 'freedom day' (and I know it's not that for everyone).You know I never do anything by halves so I decided to get my @collettedinnigan wedding dress out of its box!" </span></p> <p><span>She continued by thanking followers, "It's the first time I've worn it in 17 and a half years! Oh the joy I had in this frock… and I hope I've brought you some joy this lockdown. You have all got me through! Thank you!"</span></p> <p><span>Her Instagram followers were quick to praise Jess, as they thanked her for keeping spirits high during lockdown. </span></p> <p><span>One person commented, "Many thanks Jess for making "lockdown" a bit of fun, loved all your outfits."</span></p> <p><span>Another said, "Glorious! I have loved all your lockdown outfits. It has bought a smile to my dial every night!"</span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Instagram @jessjrowe</em></p>

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7 sneaky reasons your hair is going grey too soon

<p><strong>What causes grey hair?</strong></p> <p>Although silver-grey hair is a trendy hair dye colour, many people don’t go grey by choice.</p> <p>And there are different factors that contribute to the process of premature greying.</p> <p>Technically, premature greying is defined as going grey before age 20 if you are white, or before age 30 if you are black, but getting grey hair in your 20s, 30s, or 40s can feel like too soon.</p> <p>In general, grey hairs happen when melanin (natural pigment or colour) stops forming.</p> <p>In general, 74 percent of people aged 45 to 65 will have grey hair with an intensity of about 27 percent, according to a 2012 survey in the <em>British Journal of Dermatology</em>.</p> <p>However, there is a lot of variability. Why does that happen? Here are the reasons why your hair might be turning grey sooner than you’d like.</p> <p><strong>Your parents greyed early</strong></p> <p><span>You’ve probably always wondered what causes grey hair? </span></p> <p><span>Well, steel-coloured locks are partly in your genes, says Dr Doris Day, clinical associate professor of dermatology and author of </span><em>Forget the Facelift</em><span>. </span></p> <p><span>A 2016 study published in </span><em>Nature Communications</em><span> isolated one gene variant linked to greying after researchers analysed hair features of 6,000 Latin Americans. </span></p> <p><span>Though you might be surprised about just how much grey you have if you’ve been colouring your hair for years (or decades), says Dr Day. </span></p> <p><span>And you can blame mum and dad. Just like whether you go bald or not, greying genes come from both sides of the family, says Dr Day.</span></p> <p><strong>You may have an autoimmune condition</strong></p> <p>The autoimmune skin disease called alopecia areata can lead to bright white strands.</p> <p>As the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) explains, people with the condition develop small, round, smooth patches on the scalp, and they can completely lose hair on their head or body.</p> <p>“This happens because your immune system attacks your hair follicles, making your hair fall out.</p> <p>When it grows back, it grows back white,” explains Dr Day. If you notice worrisome hair loss or a bald patch, talk to your dermatologist.</p> <p><strong>Your environment is polluted </strong></p> <p><span>Pollutants and toxins can cause you to grey faster, according to the Library of Congress. </span></p> <p><span>These chemicals generate free radicals – or oxidative stress – that damage melanin production and speed hair ageing. </span></p> <p><span>But once hair grows out of the follicle, it’s dead, adds Dr Day. “It’s really about what gets to the follicle level that will make the most marked difference. While these environmental issues may have an impact, other reasons, like stress, matter more,” she says. (More on that in a minute.)</span></p> <p><strong>You're super stressed</strong></p> <p>When US President Barack Obama entered office his hair was dark.</p> <p>Five years later, people were concerned: He completely transformed to silver.</p> <p>The link between stress and grey hair is hotly debated. However, says Dr Day, “stress will accelerate your genetic destiny.”</p> <p>Meaning, if you’re not going to go grey any time soon, stress is unlikely to change your hair colour.</p> <p>But if going grey is in your genes, stress can make your hair turn grey faster and earlier – unless you make an effort to manage stress.</p> <p><strong>You're exposed to cigarette smoke</strong></p> <p><span>If you’re still asking yourself, “What causes grey hair?”, you may want to blame the cigarettes in your house. </span></p> <p><span>Whether it’s you or someone else doing the puffing, exposure to cigarette smoke can affect your hair colour. </span></p> <p><span>Research published in the </span><em>Indian Dermatology Online Journal </em><span>found that smokers have 2.5 times greater odds of early greying, likely because of the huge amounts of free radicals generated by lighting up. </span></p> <p><span>Count this as one more reason to quit – or encourage a loved one to break the habit.</span></p> <p><strong>Your hormones are changing </strong></p> <p><span>One glance at a photo of you a decade ago can tell you this, but your hair is not the same now as it was then. </span></p> <p><span>So, what causes grey hair to start? Thanks to hormones, your hair can change over time in texture, density, and, yes, colour. </span></p> <p><span>“This process starts to be most noticeable when you turn 30. </span><span>That’s the age when people start to come in and complain about these issues,” says Dr Day. </span></p> <p><span>Experts are still trying to understand precisely how hormones (like oestrogen, progesterone and cortisol) influence greying, she says. </span></p> <p><span>And certainly, there are women in their 50s going through menopause who have not a strand of grey hair. It may be a trifecta of events coming to a head: your genetics, environmental factors and hormonal changes.</span></p> <p><strong>It's your age</strong></p> <p>You may not be ready for the grey, but your hair is. Melanin production – what gives hair its pigment – decreases with age.</p> <p>For every decade after you turn 30, your risk of going grey increases 10 to 20 percent, according to the Library of Congress.</p> <p>So while some people may be able to maintain their natural hair colour for longer, it’s inevitable. “In time, everyone’s hair goes grey,” according to the site.</p> <p><em>Image credit: Shutterstock</em></p> <p><em>This article first appeared in <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/hair-and-nails/7-sneaky-reasons-your-hair-is-going-grey-too-soon" target="_blank">Reader's Digest</a>.</em></p>

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How to find the best hair colour for your skin tone

<p><strong>The art of choosing the perfect colour</strong></p> <p>When it comes to always looking your best, the right haircut is important – but the right hair colour might be even more important.</p> <p>Certain shades can look beautiful or blah on you, depending on how well they complement your skin tone.</p> <p>“I have clients on a daily basis requesting a hair colour they’ve seen on an actress or model that they just must have,” says celebrity colourist, Kari Hill.</p> <p>“The obstacle isn’t the colouring of their hair – it’s understanding whether or not the colour is going to match their skin tone.”</p> <p>If you’re looking to colour your hair at home, you’ll undoubtedly find a walk down the pharmacy hair-care aisle to be overwhelming and confusing.</p> <p>And it’s too easy to make a hair mistake that ages your face or simply causes you to look less than amazing.</p> <p>Don’t worry – we’re here to help. We asked veteran stylists to explain exactly how to determine your skin tone and identify the best colours for you, whether you want to go natural or be a little more dramatic.</p> <p><strong>How to determine your skin tone</strong></p> <p>As with complexions, hair colours can be warm, cool or neutral.</p> <p>Cool-toned skin has pink, red, and blue undertones, while warm-toned skin has yellow, peach, and golden undertones.</p> <p>If your skin tone is neutral your undertone most likely matches your actual skin tone. No mystery there!</p> <p>So, how can you determine your skin tone? An easy way to find out is with a “wrist test.”</p> <p>Simply flip over your wrist and look at the colour of your veins.</p> <p>If they are blue or purple, you’re likely cool-toned. Green and yellow veins mean your skin is warm-toned. Here’s another neat trick: “Place a silver piece of jewellery and a gold [one] next to your face, near your eyes,” says celebrity hairstylist Michelle Cleveland.</p> <p>“If silver complements you, go for a cool hair shade. If it’s gold that works best, then choose warm.”</p> <p>You may have heard that the golden rule when it comes to hair colour is to select a shade that’s the opposite of your skin tone, but that actually may not be accurate.</p> <p>“My advice is to find a colour that brings you confidence but also respects your complexion,” says colourist, Sophie Georgiou. “Lots of women dream of being blonde, but it’s doesn’t suit all complexions.”</p> <p><strong>For fair skin with cool undertones</strong></p> <p><span>Fun fact: the paler your complexion, the lighter you can go with your hair colour. </span></p> <p><span>“Cool blonde shades (like platinum and baby blonde) are great on porcelain skin,” says Georgiou. </span></p> <p><span>And you’ll want to avoid overly warm tones, like golds, coppers and caramel, which can look unnatural. </span></p> <p><span>“Michelle Williams has a very pale cool complexion, so very light, icy blonde works perfectly on her. The reason I love this is because it also contrasts beautifully with her brown eye colour. It shows that, contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to have blue eyes and also pale skin to wear this tone,” says Hill. </span></p> <p><span>Considering a deeper hue? Matt King, a colourist, suggests dark red violets and jewel-toned colours, such as rich true red, solid jet (blue) black, and dark deep brown.</span></p> <p><strong>For fair skin with warm undertones</strong></p> <p><span>According to colourist, Jasmin Rainieri, if you have fair skin with warm undertones, a la Emma Stone and Emma Roberts, copper red, butterscotch, rust, golden blonde, strawberry and caramel tones will bring out the warmth in your skin. </span></p> <p><span>Remember the copper red on Stone? “The warm golden copper tone [was] beautifully complemented by her very fair but also warm skin tone,” says Hill. </span></p> <p><span>“Conversely, with warmer undertones on fair skin, you want to avoid the overly blue and violet-based colours. I actually wouldn’t suggest anything in the black family at all for someone with this complexion, as it could appear too harsh against their skin tone,” says King.</span></p> <p><strong>For fair skin with neutral undertones</strong></p> <p>Blonde may seem like an obvious choice for people with fair skin and neutral undertones, given the popularity of the shade and just how well it traditionally blends with fair skin.</p> <p>Just look at Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, who have donned blonde tresses over the years.</p> <p>But according to Ian Michael Black, global artistic director of hair colour at Aveda, it’s all about choosing the right shade of the classic colour. “[Try making] a bold statement with platinum blonde, but steer clear of having too much of a blue undertone in the colour,” he says.</p> <p>Not your style? For a “slightly softer” but statement-looking light blonde, he suggests a complimentary champagne beige tone: “It will look soft and flattering because it will finely balance cool and warm.”</p> <p>Another option, he adds, is to make a statement in the other direction with a very deep brown, which “will be feminine but with a strong edge,” he says.</p> <p><strong>For medium skin with cool undertones </strong></p> <p><span>With a medium complexion, you can experiment with almost any colour. </span></p> <p><span>J</span><span>ust avoid going to extremes, King advises. Brunettes should stick with a natural medium to light brown – something like walnut is great. </span></p> <p><span>For blondes, look for sand, wheat and beige to complement your skin tone and still look natural. </span></p> <p><span>Taylor Swift is a great example of medium skin with cool undertones. “She also has very cool blue eyes that work well with this ashy natural blonde,” notes Hill. </span></p> <p><span>And when it comes to red, you’ll want to stick with something in the medium auburn family or a cinnamon tone, according to King.</span></p> <p><strong>For medium skin with warm undertones</strong></p> <p>Blake Lively is a perfect example of medium-toned skin with warm undertones.</p> <p>“Her complexion looks even more gold and radiant because she stays with a golden tone, no matter how light or dark her hair,” explains Hill.</p> <p>“If she went pale or cool in her blonde choices, it would wash out her skin, almost ageing her, due to it being so unnatural with her skin tone.”</p> <p>According to King, people with this skin tone can’t go wrong with something in the middle.</p> <p>“Personally, I have one absolute favourite for a medium complexion with warm undertones: bronde,” she says, referring to a combination of brown and blonde.</p> <p>“I’m not sure there can be anything better than having the best of both worlds.” Warm butterscotch or light golden brown a la Jessica Alba are great.</p> <p>“Copper and golden reds will add just the right amount of pop in these situations while fully complementing the skin instead of stealing the show.”</p> <p><strong>For medium skin with neutral undertones</strong></p> <p>If your skin tone is similar to Shay Mitchell’s or Vanessa Hudgens’, try combining both warm and cool tones for a gorgeous look.</p> <p>“Let your hair gently transition in depth and tone as it goes down the hair shaft. A deeper base with a soft golden tone toward the scalp can be blended into a cooler-toned lighter end to give a complementing and gentle look that works with your skin,” advises Black.</p> <p>Or if you’re looking for more of a brunette look, try “a clean gold tone that radiates and brings warmth against the skin.” The key to making sure it works perfectly and gives you a slightly warmer look and glow? Avoiding red tones.</p> <p>One more thing to keep in mind: “When you have medium or dark olive skin, stay away from shades that can appear to be the same tone as your skin colour, specifically light brown or dark blonde,” says colourist Marie Robinson. </p> <p>“You are better going brighter, adding highlights, or adding richer tones and darker hair colour to add contrast to your skin.”</p> <p><strong>For olive skin with cool undertones</strong></p> <p>“For olive skin, living in a more brunette family is preferable – and adding in a subtle highlight can really help to add dimension and open up a look,” says King.</p> <p>“I wouldn’t really venture into blond too much here, though I think keeping a darker base with hints of caramel or a honey blonde can add incredible texture.”</p> <p>Reddish browns like chestnut, autumn and cinnamon also look great with this skin tone.</p> <p>If you want a darker hue, stick with warmer blacks like mocha, which can help cancel out any underlying pinkish tones and smooth the appearance of the skin.</p> <p>Olivia Munn’s gorgeous olive skin tone works amazingly with this dark, cool brown hair. “Her hazel eyes not only marry her skin and hair colour, but they keep her looking dramatic and not extreme or harsh,” says Hill.</p> <p><strong>For olive skin with warm undertones</strong></p> <p><span>For those with olive skin and warm undertones – think Jennifer Lopez and Eva Mendes – you can’t go wrong with deep golden and caramel hues. </span></p> <p><span>“Jennifer Lopez’s skin tone is the most golden caramel olive tone out there! Her golden-brown eyes literally glow because she doesn’t stray from the warm tones both her skin and eyes dictate,” says Hill. </span></p> <p><span>Ebony and mocha tones are also stunning. If you’re going red, stick with the violet reds – keeping colours deep and rich. </span></p> <p><span>When it comes to going blonde, you’ll want to embrace warmth and stay with tones that are more honey-based. </span></p> <p><span>“While blue-black is an option, I would stick to a more violet black for a striking appearance – it’s also just a little more fun,” says King. “Warm blacks also work here to give a very natural exotic look.”</span></p> <p><strong>For olive skin with neutral undertones </strong></p> <p><span>Rich, dark tresses are stunning on those with olive skin, from Penelope Cruz to Padma Lakshmi. </span></p> <p><span>Black agrees: “Rich chestnut and chocolate tones bring out some warmth from your skin’s neutral undertones.” </span></p> <p><span>But there’s no need to limit yourself to darker tones if you want to mix things up! </span></p> <p><span>“If you want to go on the lighter side, soft balayage works well with darker natural levels and lighter pieces that have a cool honey-colour,” Black explains. </span></p> <p><span>“This will add warmth and glow without looking too stark or brassy against the skin. It works really well to complement those with bright hazel eyes to create a well-rounded and flattering look.”</span></p> <p><strong>For deep skin with cool undertones</strong></p> <p><span>“Deep, cool complexions, like Viola Davis, are where inky black truly shines. The colour and light-catching factor really help to add to the multitudes of depth in this skin tone,” explains King. </span></p> <p><span>Other hues to consider? Espresso, blue-blacks, and deep violet shades, according to colourist, Jason Dolan. And for highlights? “Choose cool hues, regardless of whether they’re brown, blue-red, or platinum blond,” says Hill.</span></p> <p><strong>For deep skin with warm undertones</strong></p> <p><span>“The richness of a deep, warm skin tone – like Beyoncé’s and Halle Berry’s – is something that you can play up with simple colour tricks,” says King. </span></p> <p><span>Considering a blonde hue? He suggests staying in the caramel and toffee family. Brunettes should favour maple and mahogany tones, which help enhance skin’s natural radiance. </span></p> <p><span>Similarly, if you’re going dark, warm blacks are best. </span></p> <p><span>For redheads: “As contradictory as it may sound, a blue-red works best with this skin tone. It will help to appropriately balance underlying tones while enhancing the warmth that you want to see.”</span></p> <p><strong>For deep skin with neutral undertones</strong></p> <p>Deep skin with a neutral undertone looks best with a strong contrast. (Think Kerry Washington and Zendaya.)</p> <p>“A really light cool-toned blonde, from platinum to softer cool beige, can work beautifully to bring out the warmth in deep brown eyes,” says Black.</p> <p>“Brunette shades with soft warmth, from gold-toned chestnut to rich mahogany with red-violet undertones, can create a flattering complementary look that brings warmth to the face.”</p> <p>If you’re still unsure, Cleveland recommends a combination of skin tone and eye colour to determine the best hair shade.</p> <p>“The ideal look is achieved by one of these two combinations: warm, warm, cool, or cool, cool, warm. For example, if your eye colour is warm and your skin colour is warm, then your hair colour should be cool,” she says.</p> <p><em>Image credit: Shutterstock</em></p> <p><em>This article first appeared on <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/how-to-find-the-best-hair-colour-for-your-skin-tone?pages=2" target="_blank">Reader's Digest</a>.</em></p>

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Fashion for a cause: Julie Bishop kicks off Frocktober

<p>Julie Bishop has kicked off this year's Frocktober campaign in style.</p> <p>The former politician and ambassador of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation posed in a stunning red and pink ombre ballgown with the unusual backdrop of a lithium mine.</p> <p>The annual Frocktober campaign is aimed at raising much needed awareness and funds for research into ovarian cancer, which over 1,500 women in Australia are <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ovariancancer.net.au/page/67/about-ovarian-cancer" target="_blank">diagnosed with each year</a>.</p> <p>The ballgown was custom-made by Adelaide designer Jaimie Sortino, who also designed Julie's pink dress from last year's Frocktober campaign.</p> <p>Jaimie began working on the gown last year with his cousin Jenna, who was in the early stages of her ovarian cancer diagnosis.</p> <p>They began working on the dress together as a way to share Jenna's story, who passed away before she could see Julie Bishop in the gown.</p> <p>Jaimie included Jenna's name in the dress, saying "Her story touched many."</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" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUdqAJAvSCp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/CUdqAJAvSCp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jaimie Sortino (@jaimiesortino)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The ombre gown dress features words such as 'raw' and 'emotional' from people living with ovarian cancer and people who've lost loved ones to the illness stitched into the delicate tulle.</p> <p>Julie was photographed at the Mt Marion Lithium project in outback Western Australia by photographer Russell James, who wanted the dress to stand out against the unusual backdrop.</p> <p>Teaming the gown with pink work boots, the mine was chosen for the campaign shoot location to encourage conversations about women's health in every situation, including the workplace.</p> <p>Julie said it was a "great privilege" to support the work of the OCRF in developing a test that will "give women hope in fighting ovarian cancer".</p> <p>"With no early detection test, ovarian cancer is an insidious and dangerous condition," she added.</p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.frocktober.org.au/" target="_blank">Frocktober</a> encourages women to use fashion as a creative outlet and don their most show-stopping outfits to shine a light on the issue of ovarian cancer.</p> <p><em>Image credits: Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation / Russell James / Supplied</em></p>

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Fashion fail: Mum drives back to store to get help removing new jumpsuit

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A woman’s hilarious shopping fail has gone viral after she became trapped in a new outfit and returned to the shop to ask for help. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Posting the moment on TikTok, Isabel Robins explained that her mother had purchased a jumpsuit from Zara, and struggled to take it off when trying it on at home. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When Isabel’s mother realised the zipper on the garment was faulty, she knew she had no choice but to return to the Zara store in London to get help from a sales assistant in removing the outfit. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the video, Isabel’s mum is making funny faces at the camera and laughing at the situation with her daughter behind the camera. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Once the pair entered the store, she appeared in good spirits as she desperately searched the store for a sales assistant to help her. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As an employee releases the busted zip, Isabel's mother takes a sigh of relief for the camera.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The clip ends with her walking around the store in a change of clothes, with ther Zara employee following behind with the faulty jumpsuit in their hand. </span></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" width="698" height="573" scrolling="no" id="molvideoplayer" title="MailOnline Embed Player" src="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/2509527.html"></iframe></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Video credit: Daily Mail</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The video has racked up over 5,000 likes, with many commenting how hilarious the fashion fail was. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Many people labeled Isabel’s mum as “iconic”, with one commenter saying, “What a shame, it looked awesome on her!”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image credits: TikTok @isabelrobins</span></em></p>

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5 Tips to Keep Your Hair Healthy, Shiny and Voluminous

<p><span>As time goes on, everything about our hair starts to change. From the texture and thickness to style and colour, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost a part of your identity. Fortunately, with the help of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/" target="_blank">Hairhouse</a>, we’ve put together a list of five hair tips to keep your hair healthy, shiny and voluminous. </span></p> <p><strong>1. Find hair inspiration</strong></p> <p><span>There are great hairstyles for every age and with so many celebrities dawning new looks, it’s easy to find a hairstyle that would suit the recent changes to your hair. </span></p> <p><span>Once you’ve found a style that suits you and your lifestyle, make sure to bring pictures to your salon so they understand what you want to achieve. </span></p> <p><span>It’s also important to keep an open mind and understand that the style you want may not work with your hairs new texture and thickness. </span></p> <p><span>Finding inspiration is also great for finding a hair colour you like.</span></p> <p><strong>2. Invest in nourishing treatments</strong></p> <p>It’s typical for the texture and thickness of your hair to change dramatically over time. By investing in <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/hair/haircare" target="_blank">nourishing haircare</a>, you can keep it looking soft, shiny and voluminous. For example, hair masks like the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/Pure-Sacred-Mask-250mL" target="_blank">Sacred Mask by Pure</a> give your hair an intense restorative treatment with nourishing ingredients like Argan Oil and Shea butter to restore, soften and strengthen all hair types.</p> <p>Additionally, hair oils such as the crowd-favourite <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/Elixir-Ultime-Original-Oil-100ml_2" target="_blank">Elixir Ultime Original Oil by Kerastase</a> keep your hair looking shiny and healthy.</p> <p><strong>3. Add warmth to your hair colour</strong></p> <p><span>With exposure to everyday elements, skin can start to lose its natural warmth. With a change in skin tone, the colour of your hair can wash out your skin. Instead, try adding warm, creamy tones to your hair that are soft but illuminate and brighten your skin tone. In addition, adding warmer tones to your hair makes it appear more voluminous. To discover which colour suits you best, Hairhouse offers a complete range of <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/hair/haircare/colouring?order=custitem_b2c_top_seller_rank:asc" target="_blank">semi-permanent or temporary home colouring products</a>, or visit your nearest <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/salon" target="_blank">Hairhouse salon</a>.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844529/hairhouse-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ea6fcd628f77422e8df396fdd12704e0" /></span></p> <p><em>Image: Supplied</em></p> <p><strong>4. Short is trendy</strong></p> <p>It seems that when you start to reach a certain age, you need to cut your hair short. While some might try to avoid this time, short hair is actually quite trendy. Short haircuts can enhance bone structure and draw attention to your best features by framing your face with styles like bobs, pixie cuts and fringes. Short hair also requires less maintenance and can add a youthful and modern look with more and more celebrities choosing to go short.</p> <p><strong>5. Choose volumising styling tools</strong></p> <p><span>The best way to add volume is by using the right <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/hair/electrical" target="_blank">electrical styling products</a>. Choosing the right products can also impact how long the volume lasts. A great option is heated hair brushes like the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/Revlon-One-Step-Hair-Dryer-and-Volumiser" target="_blank">One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumiser by Revlon</a>. The 2-in-1 electrical styling tool is a great way to achieve volume and shine with minimal effort. In addition, curl wands like the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/Curl-Stick-V2.0" target="_blank">Curl Stick V2.0 by Muk</a> is excellent at adding all-day volume for all hair lengths and thickness. </span></p> <p><span> </span><span>Adjusting to your new hair might take time, but with the help of these tips, you’ll feel confident and like your old self in no time. </span></p> <p><span>For more hair products or to speak with an expert hairstylist about what works for your hair, visit Hairhouse online or <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hairhouse.com.au/stores" target="_blank">find a store near you</a>.</span></p> <p><em>This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with Hairhouse.</em></p>

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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS DRESS? Distraught bride launches worldwide hunt

<p>A woman has launched a search for her long-lost wedding dress, 17 years after she wore it on her big day.</p> <p><span>Ohio woman Susan Stephenson was spring cleaning her home when she noticed her wedding dress box was unsealed. </span></p> <p><span>When she opened it, she felt "shock, disbelief, and then sadness" as she discovered the dress in the box wasn't hers. </span></p> <p><span>As she told Fox14, she has started looking for her original gown, as she hopes to find her dress and return the dress in her position to its original owner. </span></p> <p><span>"I've had someone else's dress for 17 years," she adds.</span></p> <p><span>She contacted the local business responsible for boxing up her dress, but too much time had passed since her wedding. </span></p> <p><span>Susan was married in 2004 and the business didn't keep records before 2016. </span></p> <p><span>When she was unable to get any help from the business, Susan took to Facebook to see if the social media world can help her. </span></p> <p><span>Susan included photos of the dress in her possession, and explained the complicated situation in the caption. </span></p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsusan.stephenson.1000469%2Fposts%2F586360805836508&amp;show_text=true&amp;width=500" width="500" height="676" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" allow="autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; picture-in-picture; web-share"></iframe></p> <p><span>In the caption, she describes the dress she's looking for and said she would "love to have the sentimental dress back", and said, "St Anthony saint of lost things and St Jude saint of lost causes help a gal out please."</span></p> <p><span>So far Susan hasn't had any responses to her post, but is hopeful it is just a matter of time until she finds the other bride.</span></p> <p><span>"Her dress is strapless, very form-fitting, all the way to the ankles, a small train. It's entirely made up of lace and beading," Susan describes on Fox14.</span></p> <p><span>In her post, Susan assured the owner of the dress that it is in perfect condition, and she hopes to return it to where it belongs.</span></p> <p><span>"We've taken really good care of it. And with regard to my dress, I just hope someone treated it with the same respect."</span></p> <p><em>Image credit: Facebook / Shutterstock</em></p>

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Surprisingly important skincare step you may be skipping

<p>​​<span style="font-weight: 400;">While many people are spending more time at home, due to the ongoing pandemic and the cooler winter months, lots of people are taking shortcuts in their beauty routine. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sure, many are choosing to forget about their makeup or only have a professional outfit on from the waist up for their video work calls – but there is one vital step not to be skipped. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite remaining in doors or the lessening UV factor in the colder months, dermatologists and skin care experts are warning people to not leave out their sunscreen from their daily routine. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Applying sunscreen is an easy step to ditch in our morning skincare routines, but if anti-ageing is your goal, you might want to rethink your choice to overlook it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sunscreen brand Ultra Violette’s founder Ava Matthews understands the importance of daily SPF and wants to remind people of the product.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"Daily SPF use should be a habit, and definitely not a habit we should be dropping," she told </span><a href="https://style.nine.com.au/beauty/why-it-is-important-to-wear-sunscreen-inside/eb7fb76c-73dc-4e38-85e2-030bebe08eed"><span style="font-weight: 400;">9Honey</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even though we’re spending more time inside, depending on our furniture set up, we can still be impacted by UV rays. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"We're still getting lots of UVA damage through any windows in our house," says Ava. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"These aren't the cancer or burning rays but they do have the most impact in terms of ageing and skin damage."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even something as simple as going outside for a lunchtime stroll or tending to your garden can be damaging to your skin if you’re not using SPF. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"The UV index is still really high and remains this way for most of the year in Australia so we can't be complacent about SPF use," warns Ava.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"Yes, you may not need to reapply as regularly ... but that one application in the morning is super important."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So in the morning, remember to apply your SPF to fight early signs of ageing and protect your skin from the hard sun. </span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image credit: Shutterstock</span></em></p>

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10 beauty treatments you can get in your lunch hour

<p><strong>1. Microwave away sweat </strong></p> <p><span>Can you imagine being sweat-free all summer? This isn’t a dream, it’s reality and it’s possible to do so in under an hour with miraDry, a non-invasive treatment that uses microwave energy to permanently destroy sweat glands. Good to note that after the treatment, you should ice on and off for the rest of the day, so factor that in when you decide to go back to work or not. “While it is not recommended that you work out heavily the day of treatment, most patients resume their regular activities the same day,” says plastic surgeon, Dr Steven Goldman.</span></p> <p><strong>2. Freeze away your double chin </strong></p> <p><span>That stubborn double chin is the dreaded reminder that sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you exercise or diet, it’s not going to resolve no matter how many kilos the scale says you shed. Enter one of the newest non-surgical fat reduction kids on the block: the Cool Mini (CoolSculpting’s younger sibling). This painless 45-minute treatment is safe and works to reduce fat in the submental (double chin) area. “We have had fabulous results with the CoolMini applicator being placed centrally and with only one treatment,” describes dermatologist, Dr Michele Green. One CoolMini patient even went to dinner after her treatment and no one noticed a thing.</span></p> <p><strong>3. Turbo charge your teeth whitening </strong></p> <p><span>Are your pearly whites looking a little dull lately? Forget those messy, hard-to-stick strips that take weeks to show a brighter smile and opt for the hour-long Zoom Whitening procedure that provides immediate results – sometimes up to eight shades whiter! Your teeth might be sensitive, similarly to other whitening treatments. Cosmetic dentist, Victoria Veytsman, also advises to be aware of what you eat and drink post-procedure when you head back to your office. “The maintenance for this procedure is a diet consisting of clear or white foods for up to 24 hours.” After about 24 to 48 hours, you can resume a normal diet.</span></p> <p><strong>4. Get a liquid nose job</strong></p> <p><span>If you’ve ever thought about what you would look like with a different nose, but are a bit under-the-knife shy (or you can’t take a couple of weeks off work), this may be your best bet. The non-surgical nose job, or ‘liquid rhinoplasty’ is an alternative to a traditional rhinoplasty and uses injectable fillers such as Radiesse to smooth out bumps and humps and, at times, correct breathing issues. “As compared with surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty saves time, money and pain,” explains plastic surgeon, Dr Dara Liotta. “For most patients, there is essentially no downtime. The best part? This treatment only takes ten to 15 minutes, however results generally last from six months to two years,” she says.</span></p> <p><strong>5. Get a vampire facial for your scalp </strong></p> <p><span>Another side effect of ageing can be hair loss. Whether it’s going or already gone, there are quick in-office treatments you can do in no time. “Platelet rich plasma (PRP)is newer therapy for hair loss,” says dermatologist, Dr Sejal Shah. “It is injected into the areas of thinning on the scalp. The growth factors and other proteins in the platelets nourish the hair follicle and stimulate hair growth.” The entire procedure from start to finish generally takes about 30 minutes and you can expect to start seeing results anywhere between four and eight months.</span></p> <p><strong>6. Lighten up, with light therapy </strong></p> <p><span>Many people have stubborn areas of fat that seem impossible to lose, but did you know that you can eliminate some bulge in less time than it takes to get to work? SculpSure is a non-surgical laser treatment for the reduction of persistent pockets of fat like love handles or a muffin top. “SculpSure targets and permanently destroys these fat cells without surgery, downtime, redness or pain,” explains dermatologist, Dr Dennis Gross. “It’s the newest, non-surgical, 25-minute procedure that uses light-based technology to permanently destroy up to 24 per cent of fat per treatment.”</span></p> <p><strong>7. Zap that zit </strong></p> <p><span>Next time you feel a big pimple coming on before a hot date or big presentation at work, consider getting a cortisone injection during your lunch hour. This quick in-office treatment is the sure-fire way to zap a zit in no time says dermatologist, Dr Eric Schweiger. “A cortisone injection is the best and quickest way to bring down inflammation from an oncoming blemish in about 24 hours.”</span></p> <p><strong>8. Make hands look years younger</strong></p> <p>When we think of ageing skin, our hands are usually the last place we think about, but they’re the one area of our bodies we engage with all day, every single day. Adding to the constant ageing process are factors such as years of sun exposure, crepey skin and prominent veins. Radiesse to the rescue! “Radiesse filler firms and plumps the thinned skin, making veins there go beneath the surface,” explains Dr Gross. “It’s a simple procedure with no pain or downtime and the results are immediate and amazing.”</p> <p><strong>9. Shrink pores in 30 minutes</strong></p> <p>The best way to shrink the appearance of pores is to excavate all the gunk that’s making them visible. That’s what the non-invasive, non-surgical, skin care treatment, HydraFacial can do in half an hour. “HydraFacial marries clinical exfoliation with infusion of serums including Hyaluronic Acid for plumping,” says celebrity aesthetician Graceanne Svedsen. “Imagine the gentle suction of dead skin while antioxidants and peptides drench your epidermis. HydraFacial uses the ancient technique of lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation and congestion, and the result is the appearance of less puffiness, in addition to smaller-looking pores.” If you have this treatment at lunch, your colleagues will wonder how you had time to fit in a long nap during the 30 minutes you were out of the office.</p> <p><strong>10. Be rid of brown spots</strong></p> <p><span>One split-second zap of a Ruby laser is all that it takes to permanently remove brown spots from your skin, particularly ‘sun spots,’ or lentigines. “The laser light is absorbed by the pigment particles in the brown spot and is heated up in a mere fraction of a second,” explains dermatologist, Dr Leonard Bernstein. The pigment essentially forms a superficial crust that peels off after a few days. No anaesthesia is necessary.” The brown spot should not reappear unless it gets exposed to significant sunlight in the first two weeks after treatment while the area is still pink and healing. Cost ranges from $600 to $1000 depending on the size of the spot and the location of the office. Brown spots, be gone!</span></p> <p><em>This article was written by Anna De Souza and originally appeared on <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/skin/10-beauty-treatments-you-can-get-in-your-lunch-hour">Readers Digest</a>. </em></p>

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Linda Evangelista suing over "disfiguring" surgery

<p><em>Image: Getty</em></p> <p>Linda Evangelista has made a startling claim about a cosmetic procedure which she said left her “brutally disfigured”.</p> <p>The Canadian supermodel, who rose to prominence in the 1990s, took to Instagram on Thursday to explain the reason she hasn’t been working in the industry is allegedly due to the shocking effects of a fat freezing service.</p> <p>She also revealed she is planning legal action against the company involve.</p> <p>“To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that when I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised,” Evangelista claimed in her post.</p> <p>“It increased, not decreased, my fat cells and left me permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries.”</p> <p>The 56-year-old said as a result she has developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia or PAH, a risk she claims she wasn’t made aware of before she had the procedure.</p> <p>“PAH has not only destroyed my livelihood, but it has also sent me into a cycle of deep depression, profound sadness, and the lowest depths of self-loathing,” she said.</p> <p>“In the process, I have become a recluse.”</p> <p>Evangelista, who has been featured on more than 700 magazine covers over her career and is one of the most accomplished models of all time, she said she kept the health battle a secret for more than five years.</p> <p>“Today I took a big step towards righting a wrong that I have suffered and have kept to myself for over five years”. It is unclear if the lawsuit has already been filled.</p> <p>“I’m so tired of living this way. I would like to walk out my door with my head held high, despite not looking like myself any longer,” she wrote.</p> <p>PAH has been reported as a rare complication after cryolipolysis (fat freezing).</p> <p>It’s when the treated area becomes larger rather than smaller in the weeks after the procedure, leaving a “painless, visibly enlarged, firm, well-demarcated mass” under the skin.</p> <p>“Based on the data from the manufacturer of the crylipolysis equipment, PAH has been estimated to occur in one out of every 4000 treatment cycles, for an incidence of 0.025 per cent,” a report in Science Daily stated.</p> <p>PAH can be treated with liposuction, but patients must wait a few months before treatment, the report explains.</p> <p>“Surgeons must be extremely sensitive when dealing with patients who have PAH, both when explaining the problem and when offering them a potential surgical solution.”</p> <p>At this stage, Evangelista hasn’t shed any more details about the procedure, except that it left her “looking unrecognisable.”</p> <p>The former model, who captioned the post with hashtags ‘the truth’ and ‘mystery’, left her almost one million Instagram followers in shock after revealing what had allegedly happened.</p> <p>“Dearest wonderful Linda I am so sorry to hear this! I love you and respect you beyond words!” one fan wrote.</p> <p>“You are the greatest icon, forever beautiful from the inside out. We are all here to support you and love you,” said model Carolyn Murphy.</p>

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Nicole Kidman shares the moment she knew Keith was 'the one'

<p>Nicole Kidman has revealed the sweet moment she knew she was "a goner" for her husband Keith Urban, when he turned up at the door of her New York apartment at 5 am with flowers.</p> <p>The Aussie actress told Jimmy Fallon about the special moment during an appearance on <em>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</em>.</p> <p>"He sat on the stoop of my New York apartment,” she said. “I came out, it was 5 am in the morning and it was my birthday, and he had flowers," Kidman recalled of the day back in June 20, 2005.</p> <p>"And that was it. I was a goner. I'm like, 'Yes I'll marry you'," she added.</p> <p>Kidman didn’t elaborate if that was the moment Urban proposed to her or just the moment she realised she wanted to marry the country singer.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uk9wV_Cm7qE" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><strong>Celebrating 15 years of marriage</strong></p> <p>The couple, who first met at G'Day LA in 2005, married on June 25, 2006 in Sydney.</p> <p>In the interview on <em>The Tonight Show</em>, Fallon congratulated the pair on their recent 15th wedding anniversary in June of this year.</p> <p>"For a second there, I thought you said 50 years," Kidman laughed, before adding: "Hopefully one day, but 15 years, which is pretty amazing, right?"</p> <p>Fallon tried to get the actress to divulge how the couple celebrated their relationship milestone but Kidman kept details of the celebration private.</p> <p><strong><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ca21f771ab00460e9382cb079b8d38f0" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 359.70636215334423px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844350/nicole-kidman-1-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ca21f771ab00460e9382cb079b8d38f0" /></strong></p> <p><strong>No joint albums coming out soon</strong></p> <p>It's certain the happy couple won't be marking the milestone by creating an album of duets together because the actress was horrified when Fallon asked if that will ever be on the agenda.</p> <p>While Kidman has sung in musicals like <em>Moulin Rouge</em><br />and <em>Nine</em> as well as a duet with Robbie Williams, she says she's not confident as a performer and would rather "stay in my lane" and leave the music to her hubby.</p> <p>Kidman previously told <em>People </em>magazine in a 2019 interview it was her 38th birthday when she knew Urban was the one for her.</p> <p>"I believed by that point he was the love of my life," she said.</p> <p>"Maybe that's because I am deeply romantic, or I'm an actress, or I have strong faith as well, but I just believed, 'Oh, okay, here he is,'" she added.</p> <p>And speaking of their relationship in 2007 with <em>Vanity Fair</em>, the actress described it as the right timing.</p> <p>"I would probably say that two very lonely people managed to meet at a time when they could open themselves to each other. We were a mixture of frightened and brave," Kidman said.</p> <p>The couple share two daughters together Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith, 10.</p> <p><em>Image: The Tonight Show and Instagram</em></p>

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First look at James Middleton’s French wedding

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Just a week after saying “I do”, photos </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/royals/british-royal-family/james-middleton-alizee-thevenet-wedding-photos-69133" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">have emerged</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> from James Middleton and Alizée Thévenet’s secret French wedding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">James and Alizée were wed in the French village of Bormes-les-Mimosas on Saturday, September 11.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In an exclusive with </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hello! Magazine</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which shared the first snap from the ceremony, the newlyweds opened up about their big day.</span></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" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUAl8EYMtBj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/CUAl8EYMtBj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by HELLO! Magazine (@hellomag)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There are three important things for a good party: good music, good food and wine, and wonderful people,” James told </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/brides/20210919121951/james-middleton-alizee-thevenet-wedding-pictures/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">the outlet</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We were lucky enough to have all three.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the photo shared on the outlet’s Instagram page, James and Alizée are shown beaming while posing together in a classic white car decorated with dried flowers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">James wore a cream suit, paired with a blue suit and tie, while Alizée chose a chic, off-the-shoulder white dress that  featured a fitted bodice and delicate lacework along the neckline.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As her “something borrowed”, the dress was worn by her new mother-in-law Carole Middleton at her own wedding in 1980.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It fitted me perfectly and was exactly what I wanted,” Alizée told </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/brides/20210920121962/james-middleton-wife-alizee-thevenet-wedding-dress-borrowed-carole-middleton/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">HELLO</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It always troubled me that wedding dresses are only worn once so it was amazing to give such a beautiful dress a second lease of life.”</span></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" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT44ywAMAo0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/CT44ywAMAo0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Alizée Thévenet Middleton (@alizee.thevenet)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The couple also revealed that two of their beloved dogs - Ella and Mabel - joined in the ceremony as flower girls.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">HELLO</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> confirmed that James’ sister Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attended the ceremony with Prince William and their three children.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">James told the outlet that he couldn’t be happier to be married, especially after having to postpone the wedding twice due to the pandemic.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was wonderful to finally celebrate with family and friends despite the challenges of a global pandemic,” he said.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: alizee.thevenet / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Julie Bishop stuns on Brownlow red carpet

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has stunned onlookers once again with her style - this time appearing on the Brownlow Medal red carpet.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Julie Bishop posed for photos with her partner David Panton, 60, in Perth on Sunday night.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844210/brownlow1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/70424f921df34d8e923d66dffb07f859" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dressed in a black-and-nude dress with an Art Deco pattern, the 65-year-old matched her body-hugging gown with platform heels, and half-updo.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Panton complemented her look, donning a white dress shirt, a black velour suit jacket and matching trousers, finished off with a black silk bow tie.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bishop has become well-known for her sense of fashion, describing her style as “classic” in an earlier interview with news.com.au.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bishop and Panton weren’t the only well-dressed couple to grace the red carpet either.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">West Coast Eagles player Nic Naitanui appeared alongside his girlfriend Brittany Bown, contrasting his matching black suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie against her sea-green gown.</span></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" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUANPcqh1XR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</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/CUANPcqh1XR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Brittany Lee Bown (@brittanybown)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite his arm brace, Eagles player Dom Sheed appeared with partner Brooke Parker, who dressed in a one-shoulder red gown with an elegant side slit and short train.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Matthew Pavlich, former Fremantle Dockers and current 9News presenter, appeared in a suave suit alongside his wife, Lauren O’Shannassy, who donned a pink long-sleeve dress covered in stars and swirling rainbow patterns.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Georgia Mitchell, girlfriend of Gold Coast Suns player Sam Collins, arrived at Brisbane’s Brownlow Medal in a stunning white gown with bubble sleeves, a fitted bodice, and full skirt.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images: Getty</span></em></p>

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How often should you wash your hair?

<p>If you shampoo daily, you might be doing more harm than good for your locks. Our experts give you the skinny on how often you should wash your hair. </p> <p class="">You wake up, jump in the shower, and lather up your hair. That’s your morning routine and has been for as long as you can remember. But it turns out you may be doing more harm than good by shampooing your precious locks daily. (Yes, even if you’re using one of the<span> </span>best shampoos.) So how often should you wash your hair?</p> <p class="">It seems like a simple question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Many of us are overdoing it, causing hair loss or breakage. Others are underdoing it, leading to flakes and oil buildup, says Amy McMichael, MD, professor and chair of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Generally, the hair and scalp should be washed at least weekly to every other week,” she says. But as with all rules, there are some exceptions.</p> <p>Read on to find out just how often you should be hitting the (shampoo) bottle, based on your hair type. Then stock up on supplies, whether that’s the<span> </span>best shampoo for oily hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for curly hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for thinning hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for color-treated hair, or<span> </span>purple shampoo for blondes. Throw in<span> </span>hair masks<span> </span>and the<span> </span>best conditioners<span> </span>for good measure, and you’ll have clean, healthy-looking hair in no time.</p> <p class="">You wake up, jump in the shower, and lather up your hair. That’s your morning routine and has been for as long as you can remember. But it turns out you may be doing more harm than good by shampooing your precious locks daily. (Yes, even if you’re using one of the<span> </span>best shampoos.) So how often should you wash your hair?</p> <p class="">It seems like a simple question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Many of us are overdoing it, causing hair loss or breakage. Others are underdoing it, leading to flakes and oil buildup, says Amy McMichael, MD, professor and chair of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Generally, the hair and scalp should be washed at least weekly to every other week,” she says. But as with all rules, there are some exceptions.</p> <p>Read on to find out just how often you should be hitting the (shampoo) bottle, based on your hair type. Then stock up on supplies, whether that’s the<span> </span>best shampoo for oily hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for curly hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for thinning hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for color-treated hair, or<span> </span>purple shampoo for blondes. Throw in<span> </span>hair masks<span> </span>and the<span> </span>best conditioners<span> </span>for good measure, and you’ll have clean, healthy-looking hair in no time.</p> <h2>What is shampoo exactly?</h2> <p>Shampoos typically contain several ingredients to help remove oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities, explains Janiene Luke, MD, an associate professor of dermatology at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and a member of the Skin of Color Society’s board of directors.</p> <div id="article_nativo1" data-nativo-placement-id="1095008"></div> <p>“Common cleansing agents, such as surfactants, bind these impurities and create a structure that can be easily rinsed away with water,” she explains. Common surfactants in shampoo include sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and ammonium lauryl sulfate.</p> <p>What else is in the bottle? Water, for one. Without adequate water, the shampoo wouldn’t be able to pour out of the bottle. Foaming or lathering agents like cocamide or cocamidopropyl betaine give your shampoo that satisfying sudsy factor. Shampoo also contains silicones like simethicone, which smooth and shine your hair. Other ingredients, like panthenol, fatty alcohols, and nut oils, are added to lock in moisture and hydration. Polyquaternium may be added as a thickening agent. And finally, there are the preservatives. These are added to make sure your shampoo has a decent shelf life.</p> <h2>How often should you wash your hair?</h2> <p>Ready to suds up? Your lifestyle will help determine how often you should wash your hair. “Those who exercise or perspire profusely for any reason may wash their hair more frequently,” says Dr. McMichael.</p> <div id="ad61441abd7592e" class="ad " data-ad-slot-name="/article/content_1" data-ad-responsive-sizes="{&quot;mobile&quot;:[[300,250],[3,3]]}" data-ad-targeting="{&quot;tf&quot;:&quot;btf&quot;,&quot;pos&quot;:&quot;content_1&quot;,&quot;location&quot;:&quot;top&quot;}"></div> <p class="">Your hair’s oil level will also play a role. If you have extremely oily hair, washing daily can keep your strands from looking greasy, says Dr. McMichael. On the flip side, “for those who have particularly dry hair shafts, washing infrequently may be helpful,” she says. (Your hair shaft is the part of your hair that can be seen above your scalp.)</p> <h2>How does hair texture play a role?</h2> <p class="">The texture of your hair makes a difference in how oily your hair gets each day. The oilier your hair, the more often you need to wash it.</p> <p>So the first step is determining what type of hair you have. This is based on the amount of curl in your hair. It may be straight (no curl), wavy, curly or even super curly, or coily. The curl factor comes down to the shape of your hair follicles. If they are oval or asymmetrical, your hair will be curlier.</p> <p class="">Still not sure what your hair type is? Ask your stylist next time you get a trim.</p> <h3 class="">Naturally curly or textured hair</h3> <p>This type of hair tends to be drier because the sebum, or oil, does not travel as far down the hair shaft of a curly hair compared to a straight hair. So how often should you wash your hair if it’s curly or textured? At least weekly or every two weeks, Dr. McMichael says. The idea that everyone should suds up daily is just a<span> </span>hair myth.</p> <h3 class="">Straight and fine hair</h3> <p>You may need to wash multiple times a week for the most effective hair styling, Dr. McMichael says. That’s because straight and fine hair tends to get oily faster than other hair textures. Wash infrequently—one of the biggest<span> </span>fine hair mistakes—and your locks might look greasy.</p> <h2>How often should you wash your hair with braids, locks, or weaves?</h2> <p>To prolong your style, you might avoid washing your hair for up to four to eight weeks. “This is too long to wait between washes, and a way to wash the scalp should be instituted even if it means the hairstyle is a bit mussed,” Dr. McMichael says.</p> <p>She offers this tip for regular hair-washing: “Wash the scalp primarily and allow the shampoo to just run through the hair shafts to minimize further drying of the hair shafts.”</p> <h2>How often should you wash long hair?</h2> <p>Like those with curly hair, people with really<span> </span>long hair<span> </span>may experience dry ends since the sebum may not travel the entire length of the hair shaft, says Dr. Luke. “Shampooing is related to cleansing the scalp, so the length of the hair does not affect how often it should be washed,” she says. Instead, go by whether your hair is oily or dry.</p> <h2>How often should you wash with a scalp disorder?</h2> <p>If you have a condition like<span> </span>scalp psoriasis<span> </span>or seborrheic dermatitis (aka<span> </span>dandruff), you may need to wash your scalp with medicated shampoo several times per week, Dr. McMichael says. “I typically recommend concentrating shampoos on the scalp itself—especially [for] those who use medicated shampoos, because some can be drying or strip the hair—and then follow up by using a good conditioner for the rest of the hair.”</p> <h2>How do you know which shampoo to use?</h2> <p>Your choice in shampoo matters because it’s part of your larger hair-care practice. A shampoo that doesn’t weigh down your fine, thin hair may extend the time between washings. Medicated shampoos may require a certain number of uses per week.</p> <p>You’re probably wondering, “How do I know which shampoo to use?” Here’s a<span> </span>hair stylist tip: Use a shampoo that has high-quality surfactants. This will make a big difference in the look and feel of your locks. “The less abrasive your surfactants are, the more moisture will stay in your hair,” says Michael Dueñas, an Aloxxi celebrity hairstylist based in Los Angeles.</p> <div id="article_nativo3" data-nativo-placement-id="1118521"></div> <h3 class="">Gentler ingredients</h3> <p>Abrasive surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate strip your hair of moisture, Dueñas explains. And that can lead to breakage, especially if you’re washing your damaged hair too often.</p> <p>“Using a moisture shampoo is always a bonus,” he says. “If the surfactant is a variation of sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl ether sulfate or a coconut derivative, you are in good hands.” Sodium lauryl ether sulfate is gentler than sodium laureth sulfate, he says.</p> <p>Another great product to consider is a deep conditioner, which can offset some of the damage and keep hair looking healthy, Dr. Luke says.</p> <h3 class="">Balanced pH</h3> <p>To be effective, your shampoo also has to have the perfect pH level, which means it needs an acidic ingredient like sodium citrate or citric acid. A quick chemistry refresher: The pH scale ranges from zero to 14, with 7 being “neutral.” The lower numbers are more acidic, and the higher numbers are alkaline.</p> <p>Why should you care about your shampoo’s pH? It can affect your hair health. If your shampoo has an alkaline pH, for instance, it can<span> </span>cause cuticle damage and hair breakage, according to research in a 2014 issue of the<span> </span><em>International Journal of Trichology</em>. Pro tip: If your hair is prone to frizzing, choose a low-pH shampoo (it’ll say “pH balanced” on the label).</p> <h2>Can you use dry shampoo instead of washing?</h2> <p>No.<span> </span>Dry shampoo<span> </span>may be trendy, but it doesn’t work the same way as liquid shampoo, Dr. Luke says. “It has ingredients that help absorb excess oil on the scalp,” she says. “They do not cleanse the scalp or remove the dirt or oil.</p> <p>It’s a good call in a pinch if you are between washes, but it’s not a substitute for shampoo, she warns.</p> <p>McMichael agrees. “Dry shampoos are best used to prolong washing by a few days at most or quickly allow better appearance of hair shafts when they are oily,” she says.</p> <h2>Is it unhealthy to wash your hair every day?</h2> <p>It can be. “If you are washing your hair multiple times a week, that in and of itself may not cause damage,” says Dr. Luke. But if you always use high-heat styling tools after you wash, and you wash it daily, it may cause cumulative damage to the hair, including dry hair and breakage.</p> <p>If you are experiencing hair loss and shedding, more-frequent manipulation from over-shampooing or styling may lead to more noticeable shedding, she says.</p> <p>So, how often should you wash your hair? It’s a fine balance. If you don’t wash your hair enough, you can also run into problems. “You may experience buildup or flaking,” says Dr. Luke.</p> <p>Getting it right may involve some trial and error, adds Dueñas. “If your hair seems to get greasier quicker with more washing, then you need to do less,” he says. “If your hair is naturally greasy, then you may need to wash slightly more.”</p> <p><em>This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.rd.com/article/how-often-should-you-wash-your-hair/">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/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></em></p>

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