Even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are fans of these best-selling scented candles

Even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are fans of these best-selling scented candles


Aren’t we all?

Just like us, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are big fans of one of the most popular fragrance brands.

We already know that both Meghan and Harry wore a unisex fragrance created by Floris on their big day, but they went with a different perfume house to scent the venue.

The couple chose French perfumer Diptyque’s candles and room sprays to scent their wedding and, although we don’t know the exact fragrance, its reported the couple chose a selection of floral scents.

Diptyque Candle Trio, £70, Net-a-Porter

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Meghan also burned a trio of Diptyque’s floral candles while she was getting ready for the ceremony – presumably to keep the nerves at bay.

A spokesperson for the brand has said, ‘We would like to express our sincere congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding. ‘We were delighted to help scent their special day.’

The Sussexes aren’t the only Duke and Duchess who love a luxury candle, though; Kate Middleton and Prince William reportedly chose for Jo Malone candles to scent Westminster Abbey for their wedding back in 2011.

Kate’s fragrance of choice is reportedly the brand’s ever-popular Orange Blossom; an excellent choice, we might add.

It just goes to show that nobody is immune from a scented candle addiction…

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This face mask has over 45K Instagram followers (and it’s finally coming to the UK!)

This face mask has over 45K Instagram followers (and it’s finally coming to the UK!)


You may recognise the names of the founders, too

These days a lot of new beauty launches can thank Instagram for a chunk of their success (Glossier, we’re looking at you), and this new arrival is no different.

Summer Fridays is the brainchild of bloggers Marianna Hewitt, who runs lifestyle and beauty site Life With Me, and Lauren Gores Ireland of You + Lu.

Despite only having one product in the line so far, the brand already has 45 thousand Instagram followers and counting, as well as a whole host of raving US customer reviews – and it’s finally coming to the UK.

The ‘Jet Lag’ mask is designed to get rid of that dehydrated, dull skin look that comes either when you’ve been on a long-haul flight, or are simply run down from day to day life. And seeing as it counts the likes of Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba as fans, you’re going to want in.

First things first, the ingredients. It has an all-vegan formula that’s packed with the good stuff; antioxidants, vitamins and ceramides to quench and plump up the skin, while chestnut extract gently exfoliates for a smoother, more radiant complexion.

The formula is a medium thickness cream that you can either wash off after 10-15 minutes (recommended if your skin is sensitive) or leave on overnight for an intense effect. We’re talking baby soft skin the morning after. And it all comes encased in a satisfying, toothpaste-like metal tube.

The Marie Claire verdict? It’s coming on every trip with us from now on.

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, £42, Cult Beauty

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Need it in your life? Join the waiting list on Cult Beauty now to be one of the first to shop the Instagram staple when it launches on the 29th of May.

Considering how long we’ve been waiting for the UK launch date, we guarantee this one will be a sell out…

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This supermodel is launching her very own beauty line. Get excited.

This supermodel is launching her very own beauty line. Get excited.


Cannot. Contain. Excitement.

It seems like celebrities are launching make-up ranges left, right and centre. First there was Gwen Stefani, then Jenifer Lopez announced she was getting in on the action. It’s no surprise really; so many big names have had hugely successful make-up brands. Just look at Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, Victoria Beckham’s range with Estee Lauder (she’s also just announced that she is working on her own skincare as well) and the more obvious one: Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner. There’s mega bucks to be made by putting your name to a colour cosmetics line.

Which is clearly why Rosie Huntington-Whiteley put her name to Marks & Spencer’s make-up line years ago: Rosie for Autograph. Well guess what? The supermodel has taken it one step further. She took to her Instagram account to announce something new called Rose Inc.

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The model links to the Rose Inc’s own Instagram account in the caption, which when you click through has the tagline ‘Beauty from the Insider out’ and hashtags ‘coming soon’. It looks like Huntington Whiteley is launching a brand new beauty line. We cannot wait; if this means we get to look like anything like Rosie in these clips, sign us up now. In fact, guess what?! You can sign up now. Pop onto the Rose Inc website to join the mailing list to be one of the first to find out more about the brand.

We don’t exactly know when it’ll launch yet, but we’ll update as and when we hear more.

It’s all coming up rosy for Rosie.

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This major beauty company has just named its first ever female CEO

This major beauty company has just named its first ever female CEO


She’s the first female chief in the brand’s 86-year history…

Today is a great day for women at work, as one of the biggest beauty companies in the world announced yesterday that they’ve appointed a woman as their CEO.

Debra Perelman, who was named COO just four months ago, has just been promoted to CEO of Revlon. The brand hasn’t had a female chief in its entire 86 year history, so this is huge news.

It’s even more important when you note that many of the brand’s biggest competitors – Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, LVMH, Shiseido and Coty, for example – are all headed up by men.

‘We’re in a position where we have a beauty company that really thinks about women and puts women at the forefront of what we do in the market, in terms of our messaging, and I believe that having it be run by a woman is incredibly exciting,’ Perelman said of the appointment, according to Fast Company.

‘I think this is another first for the company that I’m really honoured to be a part of.’

Earlier this year, Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot was announced as the new face of the brand, and they can also count Ashley Graham and Adwoa Aboah as ambassadors for their live boldly campaign – so they’re no strangers to having strong, powerful women representing them.

We’re really excited to see where Perelman takes the brand in her new role.

Here’s to seeing more women at the top in beauty from now on!

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Meghan Markle borrowed something from Alexa Chung for her wedding reception

Meghan Markle borrowed something from Alexa Chung for her wedding reception


Who would have thought it?!

If we divide the Royal Wedding into two parts, we would call ‘Ceremony Meghan’ understated chic – that Givenchy wedding dress screams of it, as does her paired back make-up and hair. ‘Reception Meghan’ was the cool girl – hello, did you see her choice of sleek, silk, high-necked Stella McCartney gown?!

So then it’s no surprise that Meghan chose a hair stylist known for creating ‘cool girl’ hair to help her with her second look of the day.

It was revealed that George Northwood had styled the new Duchess of Sussex’s hair for the evening reception. Northwood is known for being Alexa Chung’s most trusted hairstylist; he’s the one behind her messy ‘Bedhead Bob’.

He’s also in charge of Alicia Vikander, Lily James and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s tresses. See we told you – ‘cool girl’ hair.

For the reception, Northwood took Meghan’s famous messy bun and ran with it. The Duchess has been repeatedly spotted with this hairstyle in recent months, with many speculating that it would make an appearance on the big day.

It was the perfect pairing for what was already a perfect day.

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This is the secret to Kate Middleton’s shiny royal wedding hair

This is the secret to Kate Middleton’s shiny royal wedding hair


How does she get it so glossy?!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, aka the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were married over the weekend, and it truly was a day to remember.

While Meghan Markle and her hair and make-up were understandably the centre of attention, Kate Middleton was without a doubt one of the most beautiful guests in the audience.

The Duchess of Cambridge recycled a yellow Alexander McQueen dress she had worn for several other important occasions, something which we very much approve of.

Adam Reed, ghd Global Ambassador, has shared with us the secrets behind her shiny, shiny hair, so now you can get it too.

Read on for how to recreate Kate’s glossy mane – and when you’re done here, this is how to recreate Meghan Markle’s bridal hair for yourself at home.

How to get Kate Middleton’s royal wedding hair

1. Prep the hair with the ghd Curl Hold Spray, £12.95, for long lasting hold and heat protection.

2. Create a side parting and blow dry out the hair for a glossy base, which will hold and reflect shine throughout the day, using the ghd Air Hairdryer, £99, John Lewis. Make sure the finish is super smooth and brush out using the new Oval Dressing Brush, £20, House of Fraser.

3. Next, add loose sift waves and bends throughout the hair using the ghd Gold Styler, £139, Fabled, angling the styler vertically for an elongated wave.

4. Style to the ends of the hair, moving in the same direction for each section so that when they are brushed out it creates an even-bodied wave and smoother look.

5. Finish with a spritz of hairspray for long-lasting shine and hold, and add the floral hat to align with the side parting.

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Your step-by-step guide to recreating Meghan Markle’s bridal hair

Your step-by-step guide to recreating Meghan Markle’s bridal hair


The loose, low bun will no doubt be the go-to bridal hairstyle of 2018

Meghan Markle has officially married Prince Harry – or should we call them the Duke and Duchess?

The wedding dress was designed by Claire Waight Keller of Givenchy, but the bride’s make-up and hair were equally elegant and beautiful. ‘We have long seen that the royals have a huge impact on hair trends, especially for special occasion,’ says Fiona McIntosh, Co-Founder and Creative Director of blow LTD.

Kate Middleton sparked a huge demand for the bouncy blow dry look back in the early noughties and this classic style is still very much in demand for big events.’

Accompanied with a bandeau tiara on loan from the Queen and a veil embroidered with the flowers of all the Commonwealth countries, Meghan’s hair was worn in a low, loose twisted bun.

‘The key to this look is to prep the hair to create the ultimate base with maximum shine and gloss,’ says ghd Global Ambassador Adam Reed. ‘The whole look is ultra feminine, silky and soft to contrast with her structured and fitted dress.’

Read on for Adam’s guide to recreating the bridal hairdo for yourself, plus the tools you’ll need to do the job.

How to get Meghan Markle’s wedding hair

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Meghan Markle
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK – 19 May 2018

1. Start by creating a centre parting in the hair using the end of the ghd Tail Comb, £7.50, House of Fraser. Make sure the parting is strong and is pulled back to the crown of the head.

2. Blow dry out the hair for a glossy base which will hold and reflect shine throughout the day.

3. Next, add loose waves throughout the hair using the ghd Curve Soft Curl Tong, £120, John Lewis. Loosely wrap the hair around the tong to ensure the curls aren’t too tight or precise.

4. Next, pull the hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the head. Secure and ensure the ponytail is tight and finish with a spritz of hairspray.

5. Twist sections of the hair around the ponytail to create the low bun. Loosely wrap these sections around the ponytail to create the voluminous undone bun.

6. Finish by creating loose waves around the face frame and complete the look using the Soft Curl Tong. Direct each curl in a different direction for a looser and softer finish, and finish with a spritz of hairspray for hold and shine.

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A breakdown of Meghan Markle’s wedding day make-up products

A breakdown of Meghan Markle’s wedding day make-up products


Safe to say the new royal looks beautiful

We’ve finally caught sight of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and make-up and, of course, she looks incredible – it’s no surprise Prince Harry whispered this to her at the altar.

The 36-year-old enlisted two of her best friends from America to do her make-up for the big day, rather than hiring a professional make-up artist.

While we don’t know the exact products used, we’re fairly sure some of Meghan Markle’s favourite make-up products are at play here.

Read on as we break down the products Meghan used so you can recreate the look for yourself.

Photo: Rex

Face

Meghan’s foundation rule was definitely at play here, as you can see her freckles peeking through her sheer base. Her cheeks were ever so slightly tinted with a neutral blush, bringing the whole look together.

Shop now: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £42, John Lewis

Eyes

Keeping in line with her very understated, elegant gown, Meghan’s eye make-up colour palette was very netural, featuring a smokey eye look in earthy, dusky browns, complete with lashes of mascara to pop the eyes.

Lips

A pinkish nude was swept across Meghan’s lips, adding a very subtle hue to her natural lip colour. Although her favourite lipstick is a brownish, pink nude, this shade didn’t have the same brown tones as Very Victoria.

Hair

Meghan opted for an elegant updo, accentuating her incredible bone structure, complete with a classic jewel-encrusted tiara and veil combination. The tiara is in face on loan from the

We’re sure you’ll agree Meghan makes the most beautiful bride!

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Sandra Bullock just revealed her love of a very controversial beauty practice

Sandra Bullock just revealed her love of a very controversial beauty practice


And she swears by it.

penis facial
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Sandra Bullock
‘Minions’ world film premiere, London, Britain – 11 Jun 2015

When Sandra Bullock made a recent appearance on The Ellen Show to promote her upcoming film Oceans 8, the 53-year-old actress ended up chatting to the talk show host about her favourite beauty practice – and it took a lot of people by surprise.

Her favourite rejuvenating treatment? The foreskin facial. Yes, really.

‘I call it the penis facial,’ she told the audience. ‘And when you see how good it is to your face, you too will run to your local facialist and say: “give me the penis.”’ Ellen, who was quick to joke that she ‘is never going to say that,’ urged Bullock to explain the unusual treatment.

Tomorrow, Sandra Bullock tells me about her secret to looking young. I think I’ll pass.

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‘It’s this way in which one forces through micro-needling – it’s a little roller, I think many of you know it. It pushes through the skin, ruptures the collagen and boosts it and you look like a burn victim for a day.’

When asked what it is she pushes into her skin, the actress started giving a dubious explanation about ‘an extraction from a piece of skin that came from a young person far, far away,’ before Ellen laughingly clarified: ‘It’s foreskin from a Korean baby. That’s what it is. Who comes up with that?’

Trying to justify her skincare regime, Bullock continued to explain that it’s not like she is lying there with little pieces all over her face. But Ellen couldn’t help but mock the treatment as she asked Sandra why she would you do it.

Good question, Ellen. The ‘foreskin facial,’ officially known as the Hollywood EGF Facial, is performed by New York based celebrity aesthetician Georgia Louise, who also treats Emma Stone, Katy Perry and Cate Blanchett – the latter has previously recommended the facial in interviews.

The five-step process comes with a £480 price tag and includes a cleanse, a chemical peel and a micro-needling wand, followed by a soothing face mask and the now infamous EGF serum that uses progenitor cells from Korean baby foreskin to help generate collagen and elastin.

Hmm we still might have to pass.

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Two of Meghan Markle’s make-up artists have predicted her wedding look

Two of Meghan Markle’s make-up artists have predicted her wedding look


And have kindly told us how to do it

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Meghan Markle
Stephen Lawrence Memorial, St Martin in the Fields, London, UK – 23 Apr 2018

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding takes place this Saturday 19th May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

There are some things that we know – like who the Royal Wedding bridesmaids and pageboys will be, which royal wedding rules the couple will have to adhere to and what wedding food will be served at the party afterwards.

What we don’t know is anything about what Meghan Markle’s will look like on the day. And this might just be the thing we’re most desperate to know. People have made predictions about the dress, but that’s not the only thing people are intrigued about. People want to know whether she’ll opt for a natural or, in a nod to her profession, Hollywood glamour look.

Whilst we have to wait three days until we get to see what she decided on, we asked two of Meghan’s make-up artists to predict the future Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day make-up look and how

Vincent Oquendo

Vincent Oquendo has worked with Meghan on the red carpet and he predicts ‘a modern version of the classic Billie Holiday-esque’.

‘When I see Meghan I always get a classic jazz era starlet vibe, so I would take that inspiration. To achieve this, I would make it all about her glowing radiant skin, keeping the look fresh and natural playing up her eyes. To do that, I would start with Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation and then I would go for a classic and ultra feminine winged eyeliner, to open them up even more and to make them the focus of the look. I would for a few of my go-to products like the Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Black, with a NARS Mascara and Shiseido Eye Lash Curlers – which are amazing! I would also use a rosy cream blush, such as the Dolce & Gabbana Bed of Roses blush, on the cheeks and on her eyelids. Then set with a bronzer, like a Shiseido Cushion Bronzer, to warm up her complexion. Finally, I would finish the look off with a creamy rosy beige lipstick. I love Meghan with a nude lip which off sets dramatic eyes.’

 

Lydia Sellers, Celebrity Make-Up Artist and ICONIC London Ambassador

Lydia Sellers, who did Meghan’s make-up every day on the set of Suits, thinks Meghan will go for the ‘effortless chic’ option.

‘It’s no secret that Meghan Markle has gorgeous glowing skin, which start with a flawless complexion. I would use Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.25, with a drop or two of 5.5 for a healthy glow, with some drops of ICONIC London Illuminator to ensure naturally glowing skin that defines her gorgeous bone structure. Very few faces require only one shade, so I like to mix more than one color to match the complexity and depth of the skin. Meghan has the most beautiful brown eyes.  I think enhancing them with complimenting earthy tones (as she does) is the way to go. I would use products with a bronze tint to them to make the eyes really pop. Meghan’s go-to palette is ICONIC London Day to Slay Eyeshadow Palette. A great mascara is key for lots of volume in the lash! I really love this one by ICONIC London in Black. I layer it on a few times because she really loves a voluminous look! Another important product I use when working with Meghan is MAC’s Kohl Eyeliner in Teddy. I use it on her inner waterline for a bronzy finish, and it really frames her eyes. She is known for her perfect rosy nude lips. This is a classic, chic look which finishes her signature beauty style. I love using a tinted balm like FRESH Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Petal or Rose with a pop of gloss over for added shine.’

So there we have it. Will they right?

We’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out.

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