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The hilarious outfit Today show’s Steve Jacobs wore on air

<p>Today show weatherman Steve Jacobs is showing us that he too can rock a cute outfit on set, pushing the envelope just a little bit further than usual.</p> <p>On Friday’s episode, the journalist revealed the interesting look he chose for the day – going for a classy navy-blue blazer, blue shirt and a very tight pair of cut off denim shorts.</p> <p>The Today show posted an image of the ever-cheeky Jacobs posing in his hilarious shorts alongside the program’s entertainment reporter, Brooke Boney.</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/BvSPRYrpHy4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvSPRYrpHy4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Ever wondered what goes on under the desk? Now you know! 😂👖 #9Today</a></p> <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 post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/thetodayshow/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> thetodayshow</a> (@thetodayshow) on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:11pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Ever wondered what goes on under the desk? Now you know!” The cheeky caption read.</p> <p>Pouting for the picture, the weatherman showed off his bare legs in the showy pants.</p> <p>Brooke, 31, replicated the same pose as Steve, while dazzling in a pink sheer top, faded blue jeans and pumps.</p> <p>The Today show made headlines last week for hitting an all-time low in ratings, coming third behind the ABC News’ breakfast morning show program – an unlikely contender.  </p> <p><em>Sunrise </em>has been keeping the lead by a long shot, typically amassing over 400,000 viewers each episode.</p> <p>Do you think Steve rocks the denim shorts look? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Princess Mary steps out in style for royal appearance

<p>Crown Princess Mary of Denmark dazzled crowds as she stepped out in a black and white number for an event in Frederiksburg on Monday.</p> <p>The 47-year-old was attending the launch of the research competition Green Challenge which saw competitors collaborating with companies to develop strategies to benefit the environment,</p> <p>The smart dress was paired with a light nude pink bag and Mary-Jane style heels.</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/BvKULxogBh0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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/BvKULxogBh0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by HRH Crown Princess Mary (@hrhprincessmaryofdenmark)</a> on Mar 18, 2019 at 12:20pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The Australian-born princess styled her brunette locks and kept her accessories simple, opting for classic diamond earrings and natural make-up.</p> <p>As she arrived at the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen, a young girl handed her flowers and the two shared a sweet, brief encounter.</p> <p>Joining the Princess was the Minister for Higher Education and Science, Tommy Ahlers.</p> <p>Princess Mary is married to Prince Frederik with whom she shares four children: Prince Christian, 13, Princess Isabella, 11, and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, eight.</p> <p>The Tasmanian-born royal first met Prince Frederik – heir to the Danish throne – at a Sydney bar during the 2000 Olympics. The royal couple married in 2004.</p> <p>Swipe through the gallery to see Crown Princess Mary of Denmark's most iconic outfits throughout the years. </p>

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These older models prove that beauty doesn’t have an expiration date

<p>A Russian modelling agency by the name of Oldushka is making waves on social media for exclusively representing models that fit in the mature age bracket.</p> <p>Founder of the company, Igor Gavar spoke to <em><a href="https://www.vogue.com/article/oldushka-retiree-modeling-agency">Vogue</a></em> about what inspired him to start the initiative, saying: “Beauty – it’s a quality that becomes more valued with years … I met some very interesting faces, and I wanted to do a separate project with them. A modeling agency became that sort of project.”</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/Bg6C8Heh6Ft/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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/Bg6C8Heh6Ft/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by O L D U S H K A (@oldushkamodels)</a> on Mar 29, 2018 at 5:22am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The agency is credited for showing the world that regardless of age, you can still be considered beautiful. The company only hires those above the age of 45, with their average “look” being men and women in their 60s.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the models that are breaking age barriers.</p> <p>Do you believe representation for the older generation is important? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Did Duchess Kate just wear her blouse back-to-front?

<p>Wardrobe malfunction happens to the best of us, including the Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>For a royal visit to a children's centre on Tuesday, Duchess Kate was wearing a $1,525 purple silk satin shirt from Gucci. However, fashion fans quickly spotted that the mother-of-three had been donning the blouse the wrong way.</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/Bu6H70-lWGu/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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/Bu6H70-lWGu/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Mode (@theroyalmode)</a> on Mar 12, 2019 at 5:25am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Kate's blouse today was worn backwards first of all. 2nd, it was Gucci which has had issues of racism the past few weeks&amp;this is her second time wearing it in just as many weeks. What's up with that?? 3rd, Meg got hate for her long trousers in Scotland but people love Kate's? 🤔 <a href="https://t.co/bDvYYWMDc1">pic.twitter.com/bDvYYWMDc1</a></p> — Meghan (@HRHMegSussex) <a href="https://twitter.com/HRHMegSussex/status/1105591571351777281?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 12, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The Gucci website explained that “the back of this shirt has a full button closure down the center”, but the 37-year-old royal was wearing the piece with the buttons on the front. She also put the bow accent on the same side as the button closure instead of the opposite.</p> <p>While some found the gaffe embarrassing, others said the Duchess was pulling it off and “putting her own stamp” on the high-end Italian clothing label.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">I’m not in love with this blouse, but I like the way Kate wore it the best!</p> — Vicki Ann (@ForeverVicki) <a href="https://twitter.com/ForeverVicki/status/1105785831401422850?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 13, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“Really, though, anyone looking at this blouse would assume the buttons belong at the front,” Denette Wilford wrote on <a href="https://www.theloop.ca/kate-middleton-wore-her-blouse-backwards-and-somehow-still-pulled-it-off/"><em>The Loop</em></a>. “The way it should be worn is lovely as well, but back buttons are, frankly, a pain.”</p> <p>This is not the first fashion mishap coming from a British royal. Last year, Duchess Meghan was spotted wearing a £380 (AU$710) Self Portrait dress with the tag left on during a visit to Tonga.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan's wardrobe malfunctions.</p>

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Still got it at 73! Diane Keaton’s style secrets you need to know

<p>When the name Diane Keaton comes to mind you immediately envision a quirky persona and movies such as <em>Father of the Bride</em>, <em>The First Wives Club</em> and <em>Something’s Gotta Give</em>.</p> <p>But the 73-year-old isn’t just known for her acting prowess, as she brought menswear suits into the forefront of women’s fashion in the late ‘70s after starring in Woody Allen’s 1977 comedy, <em>Annie Hall</em>.</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/Btd2QMtlFfE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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/Btd2QMtlFfE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Diane Keaton (@diane_keaton)</a> on Feb 4, 2019 at 8:21am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Now, over 40 years later, the star is yet to slow down as she always makes sure to put her best foot forward when it comes to her outfits. Sharing to her 805,000 Instagram followers, Keaton showcases her love of suits, monochromatic colours and unique accessories proving that age really is just a number.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see some of her most trendy outfits.</p> <p>Are you a fan of Diane Keaton’s style? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Duchess Camilla commits fashion faux pas in front of the Queen

<p>The Commonwealth Day service held on Monday was believed to have caused a stir amongst guests as they watched both the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall appear in seemingly matching outfits.</p> <p>The event marked the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth which saw Queen Elizabeth and her royal brood all together again – that is the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, looked stunning in a deep purple velvet Bruce Oldfield coat, with a matching hat decorated with vibrant feathers.</p> <p>However, what stole the show was not her deep violet ensemble – it was the fact Queen Elizabeth looked eerily similar to her daughter-in-law in an almost identical outfit.</p> <p>Queen Elizabeth’s outfit was a slightly lighter shade of purple, by private dresser Angela Kelly. The getup came off as characteristically regal and as bright as the Duchess’ – choosing to accessorise with her Kent Amethyst brooch, which included a necklace and earrings once owned by Queen Victoria.</p> <p>The fashion faux pas made by Duchess Camilla was not overlooked by the public who took to social media to not critique the royal member for the blunder but commend her fashion choices.</p> <p>“Camilla wins my vote. Queen’s purple is lovely as well,” one user quipped.</p> <p>“Not sure it matters. I bet the colours appeared more dissimilar in person. Camilla's seemed a bit more navy to me, the Queen more purple. They both looked wonderful,” another wrote.</p> <p>One royal fan took to Twitter to question how the fashion faux pas could have happened.</p> <p>“So, the double purple day (Camilla and The Queen) leads me again to wonder how much communication/coordination happens between the royal ladies prior to a joint appearance,” the user wrote.</p> <p>“Do their stylists work independently or consult the stylist of the higher-ranking lady?”</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the royal duo both in purple outfits at the same event.</p> <p>What do you think of the Duchess of Cornwall’s fashion faux pas? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Inside Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s royal wardrobe

<p>As we wait with bated breath for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first baby, it’s only fitting to take a look back at the best style moments of the younger generation of royals. With Kate and Meghan constantly in the spotlight for their fashion forward looks, the little ones aren’t ones to be underestimated.</p> <p>With Prince George’s signature shorts and Princess Charlotte’s cute frocks, the children of the monarchy always appear as if they’ve walked straight off a runway. Of course, it helps that they have an endless budget to spend on their outfits, but regardless, maybe you can gather inspiration for your own grandkids – albeit at a much cheaper price tag – after viewing the slideshow above.</p> <p>Believe it or not, the royal children bring in <span><a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/money-banking/prince-harry-and-duchess-meghan-s-billion-dollar-royal-baby">billions of dollars</a></span> for the British economy, and it’s not because they’re paying their taxes. Each time they’re photographed, parents and grandparents around the world want to get their hands on each item the kids are spotted wearing.</p> <p>In total, Charlotte has helped accumulate $5.2 billion for the retail sector while George is believed to have an approximate influence of $4.2 billion.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see all of Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s best style moments.</p>

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Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan reunite in stunning style

<p>Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan, along with their husbands Prince William and Prince Harry, celebrated Commonwealth Day on Monday at a Westminster Abbey service.</p> <p>The couples arrived separately but greeted each other inside.</p> <p>While Duchess Kate greeted Prince Philip with a double kiss on the cheeks, Duchess Meghan opted for a more formal approach, as she dipped into a curtsy before giving him a friendly hello.</p> <p>A palace insider told <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/meghan-markle-kate-middleton-double-curtsy-queen-commonwealth-day-prince-charles/?did=351069-20190311&amp;utm_campaign=people-news_newsletter&amp;utm_source=people.com&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=031119&amp;cid=351069&amp;mid=19235379591" target="_blank">PEOPLE</a> about the rules of curtsying:</p> <p>“There is no hard and fast rule [about curtsying]. There is such a lot of nonsense published about this. There is nothing written down about this, even for members of the royal family. People normally just do what they feel comfortable with.”</p> <p>Duchess Kate turned heads in her all red Catherine Walker coat dress with matching fascinator. Duchess Meghan opted for a cream coat over a printed dress with a matching pillbox hat.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see their stylish outfits.</p> <p>Which look is your favourite – Duchess Kate or Duchess Meghan's? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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What the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Diana both wore

<p>The Duchess of Cornwall has paid tribute to her royal predecessors by wearing an heirloom piece of jewellery that was once owned by Queen Alexandra.</p> <p>The Duchess wore an antique diamond brooch, which was famously worn by the late Princess Diana, for an event celebrating Prince Charles’ 50th anniversary as the Prince of Wales on Tuesday.</p> <p>Over 150 years old, the priceless emerald piece was accessorised perfectly with the bottle green Bruce Oldfield dress Duchess Camilla wore.</p> <p>The jewel was first given as a wedding gift to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863 by the Ladies of Bristol when she married the Prince of Wales, Bertie.</p> <p>Following the Queen's death, the brooch was reported to have been handed down to her daughter-in-law Queen Mary and then onto the Queen Mother, who passed it down to Diana on her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981 – who was seen wearing it as a necklace.</p> <p>Upon Princess Diana’s death in 1997, the priceless item would have been handed back to the Queen and is considered property of the monarch.</p> <p>The emerald jewel was worn by Princess Diana at Burgtheater in Vienne whilst on a state visit with her then-husband Prince Charles.</p> <p>She had turned the dazzling brooch into a necklace with a pair of matching emerald earrings when she attended the gala.</p> <p>The heirloom piece is made up of a cabouchon teardrop emerald pendant, which dangles from an oval of diamonds with the infamous three-feathered insignia of the Prince of Wales inside.</p> <p>The words Ice Dien (I serve) can be read below the diamond-studded coronet.</p> <p>The heirloom was first worn publicly by Duchess Camilla at a London film premiere in 2006, and then again at Cheltenham festival in 2012.</p> <p>Among the guests attending the celebration of Prince Charles on Tuesday were leading figures in Welsh and UK public life. Representatives of the Prince’s Welsh charities and patronages were also in attendance.</p> <p>The Prince’s Trust Cymru, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and the BBC National Orchestra &amp; Chorus of Wales were just a few guests who attended the event.</p> <p>The Archibishop of Canterbury was also at the party to give a speech to mark the anniversary.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Diana wearing the precious jewel. </p>

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10 ways to elevate your collagen levels for glowing skin

<p>As we age, on average, <span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583892/">we lose</a></span> about one per cent of our collagen per year. Experts believe that collagen loss contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. So, if you want to avoid having skin that looks wrinkled, saggy or dull, elevating your collagen levels can be the key to success. Here are 10 different ways you can accomplish that.</p> <p><strong>1. Schedule skin needling therapy</strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.cosmosclinic.com.au/skin-acne/skin-needling/">Skin needling therapy</a></span> is a process in which collagen production in your skin is stimulated by means of a pen-like tool that makes tiny needle pricks on your skin’s surface. Multiple <span><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ijd.12761">studies</a></span> have shown that skin needling has a positive and rejuvenating effect on the skin. This therapy can benefit skin in multiple ways, including reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scarring.</p> <p>You’ll achieve the most dramatic results if you see a professional for micro needling therapy. You do also have the option of treating yourself at home using a dermaroller tool.</p> <p><strong>2. Massage your face</strong></p> <p>If sticking needles in your face seems too weird or scary to even consider, a milder but still effective therapy for boosting collagen is a simple <span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5383004/">facial massage</a></span>. This low-tech therapy is far <span><a href="https://www.thecut.com/2013/04/facial-massage-good-alternative-to-injectables.html">less invasive</a></span> than Botox or collagen injections. You can have a facialist perform the facial massage, or you can do it yourself at home.</p> <p><strong>3. Nourish yourself with vitamin C-rich foods</strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/">Vitamin C</a> </span>is essential for the synthesis of collagen in the human body. If your vitamin C levels are low, you’re likely to notice that wounds on your skin don’t easily heal. This is a direct result of impaired collagen formation. Nourish your skin by eating a variety of vitamin-C rich foods, including citrus fruits, berries, bell peppers, kiwi fruit and leafy green vegetables.</p> <p><strong>4. Consume aloe vera orally</strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20548848">Researchers have discovered</a> </span>that oral supplementation with aloe vera can result in a dramatic reduction of facial wrinkles. As their study progressed, the researchers observed that aloe vera supplementation was correlated with an increase in collagen production. They also found that aloe helped to improve the elasticity of the skin.</p> <p><strong>5. Eat Brazil nuts in moderation</strong></p> <p>Selenium deficiency results in reduced collagen levels, according to <span><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0300962982902353">research</a> </span>published in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Physiology. Brazil nuts are high in selenium and eating just a few of them can make a big difference in preventing issues with deficiency. However, you don’t want to overdo it, as selenium is a nutrient that you can easily get too much of. So, don’t gorge on Brazil nuts; eat just a few nuts at a time for optimum results.</p> <p><strong>6. Don’t consume sugar</strong></p> <p>When you <span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20620757">ingest sugar</a></span>, one of the many less than ideal results is a cross-linking of your collagen fibres. This can inhibit your skin from easily repairing itself – which, in turn, leads to your skin showing increasing signs of age.</p> <p><strong>7. Avoid overexposure to the sun</strong></p> <p>It’s common knowledge that overexposure to the sun can cause bunches of problems, from sunburn to skin cancer. <span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8310007">Researchers believe</a></span> that, in the dermis of sun-damaged skin, the presence of the collagen fibres may be masked, or perhaps even replaced. Limiting sun exposure is essential for maximising your collagen levels.</p> <p><strong>8. Do not smoke cigarettes</strong></p> <p>There’s plenty of research available demonstrating that cigarette smoking results in facial wrinkles and other premature symptoms of aging. <span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11966688">In one study</a></span>, the researchers discovered impaired synthesis of collagens of types I and III. In the group of smokers, these collagens were lower by 18 per cent and 22 per cent as compared against the control.</p> <p><span><a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/id/33385839/ns/health-skin_and_beauty/t/twin-study-reveals-secrets-looking-younger/">Another study</a></span> examined the appearance of twins. Of particular interest were the results when one twin smoked and the other did not. The researchers found that the twins who smoked looked older than the twins who didn’t.</p> <p><strong>9. Drink white tea</strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090810085312.htm">Researchers at Kingston University</a> </span>have discovered that white tea offers a remarkable number of health benefits. One benefit: White tea contains antioxidants that support and protect the elastin and collagen in the skin. This is accomplished by an inhibition of the activities of oxidants and enzymes that can break down the skin’s supplies of elastin and collagen.</p> <p><strong>10. Supplement with royal jelly</strong></p> <p>Honeybees produce a milk-like substance known as royal jelly. They feed the royal jelly to their adult queen bee and their larvae. People sometimes use this royal jelly for a variety of medicinal purposes. Its anti-aging properties are one popular reason for its use. <span><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22468645">Research suggests</a></span> that royal jelly could possibly help to sustain collagen levels. Numerous beauty seekers confirm that royal jelly has helped to improve the appearance and texture of their skin, as well as decreasing the appearance of wrinkles.</p> <p>Trying one or more of these suggestions is likely to elevate your collagen levels significantly. If you’re hoping to tighten up saggy areas, reduce wrinkles and enjoy the appearance of healthy, glowing skin, those are 10 steps you can take to achieve your desired results.</p> <p>Will you be trying out any of these beauty tips and tricks? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Queen of style! Princess Mary's flawless outfit

<p>Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was spotted at the opening of a photography exhibition, accompanied by her husband Crown Prince Frederick.</p> <p>The photos were captured by none other than the Danish Queen’s nephew, Prince Nikolaos of Greece.</p> <p>Featuring stunning shots of the Greek skyline, the Prince’s exhibition is called Celestial Choreography.</p> <p>This marks the first time Prince Nikolaos has displayed his work in Denmark, as his previous exhibitions have been held around the world – including Australia.</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/BugXu7YFumv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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/BugXu7YFumv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Fanpage of CPMary (@crownprincess_mary_ofdenmark)</a> on Mar 2, 2019 at 4:23am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Mary opted for a pair of Aquazurra boots for the occasion and teamed it with a beige midi skirt and a white ruffled-neck knit.</p> <p>She kept the accessories to a minimum by wearing a simple long necklace and a dainty bracelet on her wrist.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Princess Mary’s most stylish moments.</p>

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Do you really need to moisturise your skin?

<p>Moisturisers are an essential step in everyone’s skincare routine, but are they really necessary? With so much misinformation out there, it’s important to listen to the experts, but even then, each industry professional has a different opinion.</p> <p>Some dermatologists say you should never skip it, while others say you can go without it. So, which one is it? Speaking to <span><em><a href="https://www.beautycrew.com.au/do-you-need-to-moisturise-your-skin">Beauty Crew</a></em></span>, Olay’s head scientist Dr David Khoo says that moisturiser will help make your skin look and feel healthier.</p> <p><strong>Why should we moisturise?</strong></p> <p>“Imagine a raisin,” says Dr Khoo. “The skin cells shrivel up like a raisin from lack of moisture, but when they’re full of moisture, they become plumper – and that improves the elasticity of your skin, the bounce of your skin and the overall radiance,” he told <em>Beauty Crew</em>.</p> <p>“We know that there are certain enzymes in your skin that are critical for renewal. You have all the skin cells on the surface of your skin, and those particular enzymes will help clear away dead skin cells. If those enzymes do not have water, they don’t work, and your skin accumulates dead cells. So, we know that water is absolutely critical for the healthy appearance and functioning of the skin.”</p> <p>According to Dr Khoo, any skin type can benefit from hydration including oily skin. So just because you aren’t dry, doesn’t mean you should skip out on the moisturiser.</p> <p><strong>What happens when you don’t moisturise?</strong></p> <p>Dr Khoo says skipping out on moisturiser can cause some serious long-term damage to the skin.</p> <p>Speaking to <em>Beauty Crew</em> he said, “If you don’t use a moisturiser, your skin can very quickly go into what we call the ‘dry skin cycle’.”</p> <p>And if your skin hydration levels reach dangerously low levels then, “your skin takes on this vicious cycle where it rapidly builds up dead skin cells on the surface. And because there are more layers of dead skin cells, it’s even more difficult to hydrate your skin. Any skin care products that you’re using will then just stay on the surface of your skin.”</p> <p>He adds, “The other thing that can happen is that if your skin doesn’t feel like it has the energy and nourishment it needs; skin renewal slows down. Therefore, your skin becomes less radiant and sometimes dark spots become more noticeable and a bit more prominent.</p> <p>“The converse is – it’s kind of like asking yourself, ‘Can I get by with just a piece of bread on a daily basis? Or a cup of water?’ when there’s all of these other great foods and nutrients available. Consequently, why wouldn’t you do things for your skin that would enhance your skin’s health? Moisturising your skin will make it look more radiant and give it a finer texture.”</p> <p><strong>What moisturisers should we be reaching for?</strong></p> <p>According to Dr Khoo, the best kind of moisturisers are ones that are packed full of vitamins. “You have the well-known ones, like vitamin A (delivered through retinol), vitamin C (both an antioxidant and a collagen stimulant), and vitamin E (also an antioxidant that helps to seal in moisture).</p> <p>“One of my favourite ingredients is niacinamide. Olay have actually been leaders in discovering the use of niacinamide – in fact, we’re one of the first to use niacinamide in a skin care product. It took decades for people to recognise its value.”</p> <p>“However, we’re not the only ones talking about it these days. You’ve got a lot of other universities – including the University of Sydney and their professors there – that have devoted their careers to understanding the impact of niacinamide in terms of protecting the skin from UV damage,” says Dr Khoo. “I <em>highly</em> recommend niacinamide in your skin care.”</p> <p>Do you ever ditch the moisturiser? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Pippa Middleton’s stylish return to the spotlight

<p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">Unlike her royal sister who must adhere to strict dress codes under the Queen’s watchful eye, Pippa Middleton has the freedom to explore fashion in new and fresh ways.</p> <p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">Since giving birth to her first child in October 2018, Middleton has decidedly kept a low profile away from paparazzi and the media.</p> <p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">However, the younger sister to the Duchess of Cambridge made her first post-baby appearance on Wednesday night at a charity gala for the British Heart Foundation in London – and has showed she is not afraid to embrace the world of high fashion again.</p> <p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">Middleton stepped out in a vibrant, multi-coloured floor-length gown from Alice Temperley – a designer both Middleton sisters appear to be a fan of. She paired the frilly dress with a red clutch and stud earrings.</p> <p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">The 35-year-old, who is married to James Matthews, has worn Temperley many times over the years – famously including a green gown for the wedding reception of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011.</p> <p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">The chic and sophisticated look also featured an effortless hairdo for her first red carpet appearance since she had her first child.</p> <p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">Swipe through the gallery above to see the fashionable Middleton make her return to the spotlight in a stunning a floor length frock.</p> <p data-removefontsize="true" data-originalcomputedfontsize="16">What do you think of Pippa’s fashion style? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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The $3 Kmart beauty hack that takes just 10 minutes: "You have to try this!"

<p>Kmart enthusiasts are always excited for the store’s affordable scores – be it the $3 <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/money-banking/the-new-3-kmart-hack-that-is-transforming-homes-around-australia/" target="_blank">tea towels</a> for chic DIY hacks, the $9 <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/money-banking/the-9-designer-kmart-knock-off-people-cant-get-enough-of/" target="_blank">designer knock-off</a> that fans claim is as good as the original, or the versatile $29 <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/money-banking/is-there-anything-kmarts-29-pie-maker-cant-do/" target="_blank">pie-maker</a> that can cook just about anything.</p> <p>This time, fans are singing praises for Kmart’s $3 hair care wonders.</p> <p>A woman took to a Facebook group to share her experience with the Coconut &amp; Almond Oil Hair Mask.</p> <p>"I've just coloured my hair bright copper so the bleaching bit made my hair dry as hell … Put this bad boy in for 10 minutes and my hair feels so good," she wrote alongside pictures of her shiny locks.</p> <p>"Best $3, yes $3, I've spent on hair products. Not a hack, but ladies, y'all have to try this!"</p> <p>Other shoppers vouched for the mask. </p> <p>"Yes! I bought this last month, one of my faves," a woman commented.</p> <p>Someone else added, "I have really curly hair and I use that whole range. They are so good ... I will have to try the mask."</p> <p>A Queensland beauty therapist also gave the mask a glowing review. </p> <p>"Soooo good, made doing the girls’ hair super easy," she wrote on her <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/sweetnessbeautyau/photos/basw.Abpw8p3el_sJ_ZpFluW6PO9orWLCbkbtLAh6XZ17dlqwds0CUrAKk6mZDyW9EXzf_o1KcZnn8QiwICwVbK1uOQiEFb50GD-y-x4Nax7QFY2qCpkud-Jmqvg-5KrGlbkPfLLslozYZxHgTrBcGTDL3D4nypTmp-EeYAttLrzywSemzw.1761672903930641.10156045230132828.47725410592.1986533951641064.10156299671139145.528314210587060.1092875760846204.10156045229217828.1777281205624041/1761672903930641/?type=1&amp;opaqueCursor=Abpv5OVGro2QqLsxxRkxe7d9CCYOibeo-ExQey_9Ih3gpq6sM_1l0kiGPeIwGFPAiOQrB4WXZpPjOqBVwkDQnjYq_v2N0Ioc53vMS2zCIJBPB7hjStqzMLBc1pPa5tSBdtGp9KSb8OhXUiceBYanBh6QXyWWCYWzpEPCQL_yh60YmBxO6NoOqpXcpTSUf53-2txnrorBckyqa-XZIoHYzzzwM0X2w_yJi6RECgtdrzUJ9lxm-8joMayl7vu_XjwHQHbfIywYZ6PrG6XB9le0uqQJigE1NZrZSHMlxujKkX07dlSL5phNxmEBq7bW6sQHYR01fBgVDxe-Ymj6IAnPRKryEJevi0W4DvOcajWclzr8wH1mIzAGSA2DwehMzq7-Bmpirtg_fJ5KkMqNtBOHIcNZqa8Mnw5GQGvqgl72XhIWTGRWGyrpah8DDjZu39wne_vXgQdY8eHjBNJsfcWnyZ4DATu3z5SUYZ2mgseq7Lgp9v4lO7VfEyOB107DQaSYsIEZgGM7-Z4miXz1neJMJjW8hdz6vNAVgqxhdjGNBVY8WcnB4kN2-kgTpIJ44vIAPQCKk4WQeb6kZ9s7lwfhII0qqUlHaGcS-WoN2EFqeE9OLi7USqqm5g1mwGDItjvv3qIXCobYFNo769iftSUPIM9ldq2dOVrRVIQAPwRsOx-aZvCWCU3GIBZ-57oJzYpulvSm4dOUJMSMll7lwBjZsNd3GLqSkFsLAJerdt5PEZLzKw&amp;theater" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>. "It's not greasy and gross … and smells amazing."</p> <p><img style="width: 301px; height: 301px;" src="/media/7824210/kmartmask.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e15d5ce444eb4f25ab6e99c8bc2d7d37" /><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7824211/kmartoil.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/67c1b6883e58447a98fb8e47f625b0a0" /></p> <p>Another hair product sending customers over the moon is the Argan Treatment Oil, also priced at $3. The oil is described as "suitable for all hair types and colour treated hair".</p> <p>One woman shared a picture of the oil with the caption, "My $3 Kmart hair oil so lovely for my hair."</p> <p>In the comments section, others responded that the item was indeed of a good value and a "must-have" for shiny and lustrous hair.</p> <p>The department store’s hair styling tools have also left a good impression with shoppers. One of the popular items is the $25 Rotating Hot Air Brush, which comes in two heat settings.</p> <p>"I no longer have to hold my hairdryer in one hand and a brush in the other as this combines the two and it has seriously made my hair so smooth, bouncy and swishy," a customer said. While she said it took longer to dry her hair than a standard hairdryer, the result was "like I just stepped out from getting a professional blow dry".</p> <p>"I have one too," a woman chimed in. "It's amazing … I use mine almost every day."</p> <p>Have you tried any products from Kmart’s hair range? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Royal blue beauty: Duchess Meghan stuns in $6000 show-stopping dress in Morocco

<p>So quickly the royal trip to Morocco has come to an end for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, however the glowing mum-to-be and the gorgeous outfits she’s pulled together during the three days will be talked about for a long time.</p> <p>The incredible <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/beauty-style/duchess-meghan-turns-heads-in-stunning-red-cape-dress-in-morocco">angelic red cape dress</a> Duchess Meghan wore for her grand entrance into Morocco was just the beginning of her impeccable royal tour wardrobe. Since then, the looks have only gotten better.</p> <p>Seven months into her pregnancy, the royal member graced a flowing blue dress with frilled sleeves for a private event at the monarch’s residence in Rabat on Monday evening, during one of Harrry and Meghan's last official engagements in Morocco.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The Duchess of Sussex with The King of Morocco. <br /><br />Their Royal Highnesses presented letters from Her Majesty The Queen to The King. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalVisitMorocco?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalVisitMorocco</a> <a href="https://t.co/6dy6ZNQZwG">pic.twitter.com/6dy6ZNQZwG</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1100104728132894724?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 25, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>This gorgeous dress is believed to be a custom version of a chiffon gown from the brand Herrera worth almost AUD$6000. The show-stopping outfit featured a flattering crew neck and fitting waistline.</p> <p>When meeting with the King of Morocco and his son the Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan, there was no sign of his wife, Princess Salma.</p> <p>Dubbed the “missing princess,” Lalla Salma, who is now 40, has not been seen by public eyes since the end of 2017 when she visited the Mohammed VI Museum in Rabat. Her disappearance has received endless speculation in concerns to her whereabouts.</p> <p>To see the gorgeous show-stopping outfit the Duchess of Sussex wore during her final day in Morocco, scroll through the gallery above. </p>

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The beauty benefits of coconut oil you didn’t know about

<p>Over the last few years, coconut oil has become the new craze in the beauty community. Noted as an all-rounder, the oil is considered to be the answer to every problem you could possibly face.</p> <p>Frizzy hair? Coconut oil. Chapped lips? Coconut oil. Makeup remover? You guessed it, coconut oil. Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow swear by the affordable ingredient, saying their skin feels hydrated after incorporating it into their routine.</p> <p>But the question lingers as to whether the oil is safe for our skin, and if there are any risks involved when slathering it in concentrated amounts. Cosmetic chemist and founder of Hop &amp; Cotton, Ee Ting Ng, and skin specialist and owner of Skin Clinic Blyss, Jodie King, spoke to <span><em><a href="https://www.beautycrew.com.au/coconut-oil-for-face-benefits-and-risks?category=skin-care">Beauty Crew</a></em></span> about the benefits and the downsides of coconut oil.</p> <p><strong>What are the benefits of using coconut oil on the skin?</strong></p> <p>Ng says that like other plant-based oils, coconut oil can hugely benefit those with dry skin, as it helps lock in moisture. “By reducing water loss (also known as trans-epidermal water loss), [coconut oil] helps increase the water content in our skin,” Ng tells <em>Beauty Crew</em>.</p> <p>“Water is crucial in maintaining the barrier function of our skin to keep unwanted microbes out, prevent dryness and allow all other skin functions to perform optimally like repair and desquamation. These benefits are not a result of coconut oil per se, but the occlusive nature of it being an oil.”</p> <p>King goes on to further add that, “Due to the hydration of the skin, coconut oil can soften the appearance of fine lines.”</p> <p>Ng says: “These superficial lines are caused by separation of the outermost skin cells, which have dried out and curled up at their edges. Coconut oil moisturises by flattening these edges, thus ‘filling’ in these gaps, making them less apparent.”</p> <p>But while the all-rounder oil reduces the appearance of fine lines, the effect is temporary. “There is no scientific evidence to say that coconut oil will improve wrinkles,” says King.</p> <p><strong>What type of coconut oil should you use?</strong></p> <p>Experts believe raw, organic coconut oil is the best. “Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is the preferred form as it has not been subjected to high heat during extraction. VCO also contains antioxidants like phenolic and coumaric acids, which prevent free radical damage.”</p> <p><strong>How to use coconut oil</strong></p> <p>If you struggle with acne or clogged pores, stay far away from coconut oil, as it can exacerbate the condition. But for those who lean more towards dry and dehydrated skin, here are ways you can use coconut oil.</p> <p><strong>1. <u>As a makeup remover: </u></strong>Because of its oil base, coconut oil is a great alternative to makeup remover, as it breaks down all the nitty gritty, even stubborn waterproof eye makeup. But be sure to remove every last trace of the oil from your skin, as it may end up clogging your pores if left on.</p> <p><strong>2. <u>As a face mask: </u></strong>For a DIY face mask that costs next-to-nothing, mix two teaspoons of coconut oil and 1.5 teaspoons of raw honey. Combine the two together and apply evenly all over your face. Leave it on for half an hour to reveal beautiful, plump skin.</p> <p><strong>3. <u>As a moisturiser for your body: </u></strong>Coconut oil is full of essential fatty acids, making it the perfect all-over body moisturiser. Apply it liberally after a shower, especially focusing on stubborn areas such as elbows, knees and feet.</p> <p>Will you be incorporating coconut oil into your everyday beauty routine? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Duchess Meghan turns heads in stunning red cape dress in Morocco

<p>Just days after the <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/you-ll-never-believe-the-extreme-cost-of-duchess-meghan-s-new-york-baby-shower">star-studded baby shower that cost a whopping AUD$420,000</a>, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has touched down for a royal visit to Morocco for a three-day tour.</p> <p>The royal couple are not ones to shy away from making a fashionable statement when they were greeted by the British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly. Wearing an incredibly chic Valentino cape gown at Casablanca airport, it’s hard to believe she could outdo herself. But today the gorgeous royal showed up for an event at the British Ambassador’s home and blew us away with her cream kaftan-inspired Dior gown.</p> <p>Opting for subtle nude accessories and heels, the Duchess glammed up a little extra for the reception last night with diamond earrings and a Dior clutch.</p> <p>The makeup was simple and stunning, with an elegant up-do for the mother-to-be – proving to be an excellent choice for the warm African heat.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Rabat for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalVisitMorocco?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalVisitMorocco</a>!🇲🇦🇬🇧 <a href="https://t.co/5sXqyAeZtF">pic.twitter.com/5sXqyAeZtF</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1099427095116238848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 23, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Her henna tattoo was also shown off, a good-luck charm for her pregnancy. Just on day two, the Duchess presented the designed tattoo to two young girls at a school in the Atlas Mountains.</p> <p>“Hi girls, so cute. What are your names? So sweet,” she told five-year-old Rania and two-year-old Rayhanna.</p> <p>Showing them the henna, she added: “Nice, isn’t it? So pretty!”</p> <p>The plant-based ink is deemed a symbol of good luck and a blessing for significant events, such as birth.</p> <p>While meeting young children in Morocco, Duchess Meghan opted for simple attire – going with a stylish navy blazer, black pants and shirt with matching heels.</p> <p>Prince Harry and the heavily pregnant Duchess plan to spend three days visiting charities and schools, however, will not be doing any of their usual walkabouts to meet the public due to security concerns.</p> <p>Swipe through the gallery above to see the stylish Duchess during her trip in Morocco. </p>

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