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The best fake tan for pale skin, as tested by a shade zero

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This way for a subtle, sunkissed glow please Confession time: I used to loathe fake tan.I could never find one that didn’t go orange against my skin’s pasty backdrop.In the end, I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t be arsed with the faff of
'This way for a subtle, sunkissed glow please Confession time: I used to loathe fake tan.I could never find one that didn’t go orange against my skin’s pasty backdrop.In the end, I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t be arsed with the faff of it – until recently, that is.Thankfully, times and technologies have changed since the 00s, and now the best fake tan for pale skin can be found on beauty shelves far and wide. ‘Never be scared to tan [if you’re pale], as there are so many formulas now that are perfect for every skin type and tone,’ says Jules Von Hep , master tanner and founder of Isle of Paradise . ‘Choose a light, hydrating formula that you can build up over time.’ Ok, ready for a tanning masterclass?Read on for everything you need to know from the experts to create a subtle, non-streaky glow with absolutely no hint of orange.Get that streak-free finish ‘The trick to a truly flawless glow is all in the prep.Shave or wax at least 24 hours prior to application and ensure skin is exfoliated with a dry brush or scrub,’ Jules says. ‘This means your skin will have an even surface, so the final result will be even, AND, more importantly, it will fade evenly like a natural tan would. ‘Remove any make-up and deodorant prior to application, but don’t use a cleansing oil to remove make-up as this will act as a barrier to the tan. ‘Prime your skin using Isle of Paradise Prep It Spray – this will lower your pH and will help the tan penetrate deeper into the skin.You wouldn’t put make up on without a primer, so why tan without one? ‘Spray this liberally and allow to absorb into your skin while you apply an aloe vera based moisturiser to your hands, elbows, knees and feet, including the heels.If you are fair haired, apply some to your hairline and eyebrows too.’ Now you’ve got your prep nailed, you need to master the technique for that streak-free, natural-looking glow. ‘Remember to always apply your tan in sweeping motions over the body, never circular,’ Jules continues. ‘This ensures that product is distributed evenly for the most natural, even looking tan.When it comes to tanning the back – you CAN do this alone!Just turn your mitt backwards and apply product directly onto skin, sweeping from side to side. ‘With all tans, apply two coats to the body and one to face.Starting at the ankles and working your way up means that tan will be dry enough to apply a second coat after a couple of minutes.Just start again from the ankles for the second layer. ‘Use what is left on the mitt to apply to hands and feet and remember to wipe in between fingers and over finger nails with a damp cloth or make up wipe after application. ‘Lastly (and my favourite trick of all) – hang a towel onto the back of your door and rub your wrists together.This removes those pesky, tell-tale tan lines.’ How to maintain your tan and prevent patchiness So, you’ve managed to get the perfectly finished fake tan.But half of the bother is keeping it that way, without the dreaded patches that can appear after a couple of days time.What do you do to keep this from happening? ‘Keep hydrated,’ advises Jules. ‘Drink that water – happy hydrated skin won’t shed and will hold onto the colour for longer.If you’re going away and are on a long-haul flight, try to not drink alcohol as this encourages the tan to fade due to the dehydration on the skin.IMaxTree ‘I love maintaining an everlasting glow (I know, cue hair flick) by applying self-tan to my entire body, following with two consecutive days of rich moisturiser onto my skin.Then I apply a hit of Isle of Paradise Happy Tan to my body to lift the colour back up. ‘Two days after I will begin the scrub process, lightly exfoliating the top coat of tan off, and then applying my next coat of self-tan.’ What to look for when shopping for the best fake tan for pale skin ‘Try light/medium tanning products, rather than going straight for the darker shades,’ says Bondi Sands brand manager Tiffany Whitworth. ‘These are likely to suit your skin tone better, giving you the most natural result,’ says Tiffany. ‘But if you want to embrace your darker side, there’s nothing stopping you. ‘Self Tanning Foams are the perfect product for beginners.They’re super easy to apply and quick drying, leaving you bronzed and delicious in minutes.Using a tanning mitt, apply the foam in long sweeping motions, working from the legs up, following the colour guide to make sure you don’t leave any white patches.’ ‘Tanning waters are the most hydrating tan possible, we are quite literally giving our skin a drink, and they are SO easy to apply,’ adds Jules. ‘The trick is to apply liberally.Your skin should be drenched after application and then blended with a mitt, swept gently over skin.The peach tones are perfect for a paler skin tone, as it will just brighten your skin and give you a sun-kissed glow. ‘We only use organic DHA in Isle of Paradise, which won’t dry out the skin and ensures a beautiful, even glow on every application.All of our formulas are packed with organic tanning actives and avocado, chia seed and coconut oils, for a happy, hydrated glow.’ Ready to take on the world of tanning?Read on for our top five buys for pale skin below. . 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The ultimate guide to the best brunches in London

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You know where to find us this weekend. J Sheekey Atlantic Bar We’re always on the lookout for the best brunches London has to offer.It seems like a new hotspot pops up every other weekend, and there aren’t enough Saturdays in the year to try
'You know where to find us this weekend.J Sheekey Atlantic Bar We’re always on the lookout for the best brunches London has to offer.It seems like a new hotspot pops up every other weekend, and there aren’t enough Saturdays in the year to try them all out to find your favourites.Where do you even start?Bottomless and boozy or virgin and super healthy?Do you go east or is west really best?Classic avo on toast or a something with twist?Whether you need a hangover hideaway or somewhere to impress, we’ve rounded up all the best brunches London can provide – all you need to do is pick one.Best Brunches London Best Brunch East London Carte Blanche , Hackney Located a stone’s throw away from London Fields in the heart of Hackney, Carte Blanche is officially the brunch spot to hit if you feel like you’re weekend is lacking that certain bit of decadence.The brainchild of Andy Taylor, co-founder of French-American burger bar Le Bun, Carte Blanche has seamlessly blended those two same cuisines to create the ultimate weekend brunch, designed with last night’s partiers in mind.Starters are meant for sharing, and with truffle mac’n’cheese (£4.50), fish tacos (£8), cauliflower buffalo wings (£5) on the menu, there is something for everyone.Big shout-out to the Nashville Fried Oyster (£4): trust us, you won’t even want to think about eating a raw one after this.The (delicious) main dishes are inspired by American diner classics, but on top of this, Carte Blanche has created a future legend: behold, the fried chicken & caviar benedict (£12), Andy’s signature fried chicken, served on a buttery English muffin, topped with a caviar hollandaise.With the option of a bottomless Bloody Mary, French Spritz, Fizz or Mimosa for just £20, we couldn’t think of a better way to totally indulge this weekend.Berber&Q , Haggerston Berber&Q With a permanent queue snaking outside of its door, Berber&Q has become the hot brunch spot in town.A newly launched menu will further cement its reputation for being one of the best places to start the day.We suggest getting there early.Best Brunch London City Devonshire Club , City of London Devonshire Club Hidden in a peaceful corner of Devonshire Square, just a two-minute walk from Liverpool Street, you’ll find Devonshire Club, a five star boutique hotel and private members club with an amazing new weekend brunch menu.Serving eggs in every way imaginable – the baked eggs with chorizo and ricotta are a must if you want to change up your usual Eggs Benedict order – as well as several American classics such as smoked salmon bagels and bacon and maple syrup pancakes – another indulgent dish – and even a full English breakfast.For those who can’t decide, Devonshire Club offers its weekend brunch as a two-course (£25) and three-course (£30) menu.You can also add free-flowing Prosecco, Bellini, Bloody Mary or G&T for an extra charge.If you want to skip the alcohol, we’d suggest opting for one of their antioxidant juices – the matcha green tea, avocado and pineapple smoothie is simply delicious and the orange and carrot juice with turmeric and mint is packed with vitamin C.What better way to start the day?Ask for Janice , Farringdon Ask For Janice Take an early morning stroll (or jog, dare we suggest?!) around the Barbican before heading to the quirky Ask for Janice for brunch, where you can order a breakfast burger in between taking pictures of the kooky but cool interiors.Kaia , Bank Kaia All-you-can eat offerings are sometimes a disappointment.Food quality can suffer at the hands of quantity, and there’s often a limit to what you’re actually allowed to eat (we all remember that Simpsons episode). However, the pan-Asian Sunday brunch on offer at Kaia at The Ned (£45 per person, including a welcome drink) ticks every box that such a feast is meant to offer.Greeted with a welcome drink – we chose the delicious Grey Goose umami Bloody Mary – we spent the next two hours exploring the huge array of foods on offer at Kaia.From freshly prepared sushi to perfectly cooked and seasoned tangy lamb chops, there was something here for everyone.Big shout out to the crispy Japanese-style fried chicken, which we paired with the freshly-made matcha waffles and maple syrup for a wonderful meeting of sweet and savoury.Desserts were equally as wide-ranging, but we especially loved the coconut and mango squares, with some fresh pineapple on the side for an added tropical taste.A couple of lipsmackingly strong black Americanos later, we left Kaia very full, and very happy.M Restaurant,  Bank Want to go out for brunch but love your dog too much to leave him / her at home?M Restaurants has launched a weekend ‘Dine With Your Dog’ brunch menu at their branch in Victoria, where you and your furry pal can kick off the day together with a two-course brunch and some bottomless bellinis (for you). If you want total immersion in the dog-dining experience you can even partake in the ‘six legs brunch’ menu, which features a specially tailored menu of two courses each – two for you, two for your dog (no Pedigree Chum, we promise), but if that sounds a little close to the bone (sorry) you can leave your dog to the four legs menu and tuck into some quinoa porridge, followed by waffles with maple butter.We took Piper (below) to try it out and she licked the bowl so much she pushed it across the room with her nose.The dog equivalent of a five-star review.The Modern Pantry , Clerkenwell Another name on the tip of every foodie Londoner’s tongue, The Modern Pantry is a place for those who like their breakfast healthy.We’d go for the Honey roast oats, seeds and nuts with grated apple, pomegranate and greek yoghurt if we were that way inclined… you know, you could just eat their less healthy sugar-cured omelette.Best Brunch North London Plaquemine Lock , Angel Plaquemine Lock When you ask your server for their recommendations, and their answer is that ‘you come back, so you can try it all’, that’s a lot for your meal to live up to.Fortunately, Plaquemine-Lock, the brainchild of Bocca di Lupo chef patron Jacob Kenedy, more than lives up to that hype.Bringing you the very best of Cajun and Creole cuisine in the heart of North London, you can expect everything from fried chicken and cornbread french toast (served with pineapple and maple syrup) and cherry-pecan brownie, to deliciously dangerous cocktails (we can particularly recommend the ‘Hurricane’ (£10) with its tropical fruitiness followed by a hearty kick of rum). For main courses, we opted for the  asparageggs (an exciting combo of asparagus, creole hollandaise and poached eggs, garnished with almonds flakes)  and poached egg gumbo, but with vegetarian options and the iconic Louisiana ‘Po Boy’ sandwich (unfortunately only on weekdays) on offer too, you cannot go wrong.Weekend brunch at Plaquemine-Lock, available from 11am until 3pm, is priced at £14/£21/£25 for 1, 2 or 3 courses.Granary Square Brasserie , Kings Cross Granary Square Brasserie If you haven’t done brunch at the Granary Square Brasserie – the new restaurant from the team behind The Ivy Collection -then get in now.Slap bang in the heart of Kings Cross, by the famous fountains next to Regent’s Canal, it’s the perfect pit stop to refuel in one of the City’s most vibrant locations.It’s a place that celebrates, no, revels in its all-day dining concept seven days a week.The delicious all day brunch menu at weekends ranges from classic breakfast favourites  such as home-made granola and Eggs Benedict, to an exquisite range of lighter offerings (think Crispy duck salad to Tuna Carpaccio) and more substantial meals (classic Fish Pie with salmon, cod and smoked haddock, a Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with roast vegetables and delicious steaks including an incredible Cote de Boeuf ). High on our recommendation list is The Hake – the best fish dish we’ve had in ages and the Shrimp and Scallop burger is to die for.Go for the weekend brunch menu (until 4pm) and experience the resident DJ by the central cocktail bar in the heart of the restaurant as you settle into the sumptuous velvet banquette seats with a Bloody Mary.If dining ‘al fresco’ is your thing, check out the terrace for views across Regent’s Canal.With its coloured parasols you can almost believe you’re in the Riviera.Best Brunch West London and Central Fancy Crab , Marylebone Tucked away behind the bustling west end of Oxford Street is Fancy Crab, a hidden gem that’s as luxurious as it is laid back.Diners can expect delicious plates, a cosy atmosphere and excellent service all enjoyed from a comfy booth with the option to add 90 minutes of bottomless Prosecco, naturally.An indulgent and unique take on the usual favourites, the brunch menu makes the most of the restaurant’s key ingredient, the Red King Crab.That’s right – go for fresh fish first thing and you won’t regret it.Try the mouth-watering King Crab Benedict – a delightful twist on the breakfast classic – or opt for the Crab Omelette.The Morecambe Bay oysters from the à la carte menu are also non-negotiable, and make sure you leave room for dessert, too.The chocolate fondant filled with an oozing molten centre is rich and delicious, while the fancy lemon tart is a tangy treat.Brunch is served from 10am – 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the menu’s delicate flavours – and, of course, the bubbles.Ella Canta , Mayfair Ella Canta Located in the five-star InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane, Ella Canta brings the taste of the Tulum to Mayfair with a Mexican inspired brunch.Every third Saturday of the month, you can kick off your weekend with a morning (or afternoon, brunch is served from 11.30am until 4pm) of free flowing cocktails or margaritas, as well as decadent dishes.The exotic 3-course menu includes a tropical ceviche (garnished with lime, coriander and pineapple), shrimp quesadillas with cheese and molcajete sauce and, one of our favourites, pork tacos with avocado sauce and pico de gallo (made from chopped tomato, onion and coriander). Dessert-wise, we’re talking rice pudding with rum and raisins ice cream (yum!), churros with caramel and chocolate or almond cake with passion fruit merengue.Brunch at Ella Canta is priced at £49 per person with unlimited margaritas for 90 minutes, or £39 per head with unlimited agua frescas.Christopher’s , Covent Garden Christopher’s Nestled in the heart of Theatreland, Covent Garden staple Christopher’s has one of the most expansive brunch menus that this seasoned brunch fan has ever encountered – and quality is just as great as the quantity.In the sun-filled dining room, we were treated to superlative riffs on brunch staples from all over the culinary map.The Superfood Brunch menu means that even those who don’t see weekends as a chance to indulge will be in heaven: we loved the Born To Be Green super smoothie (£7) and the Avocado and Tomato Toast, with its perfectly poached egg on top (£10). If you fancy something more decadent, Christopher’s has also got your back here, too.The Lobster Benedict (£24) is generously laden with the most tender lobster, while the Milk Chocolate Brioche French Toast (£12) was out of this world… a heady combination of copious amounts of melted chocolate, brioche, ice cream.Combine this with the fact that a separate Build Your Own Pancake menu exists, and it’s clear that Christopher’s also caters for those with a sweet tooth.Make sure you combine your meal with a cocktail – it would be frankly rude not to, thanks to Christopher’s famous Martini Bar.We tried an incredible signature dirty martini, as well as a Vesper (named after the character from Casino Royale ), which managed to combine vodka and gin without either becoming overpowering.Thanks to its delicious food and brilliant service, Christopher’s, a dinner-must for over 25 years, is now definitely one of our go-tos for brunch.J Sheekey Atlantic Bar , Covent Garden J Sheekey Atlantic Bar Just a stone’s throw from Leicester Square, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a classic West End pre-theatre brunch destination.The iconic seafood and fish restaurant, favoured by many Londoners, is well liked for its selection of sustainably sourced oysters, shellfish, crab and caviar.Yum!Grab a table from midday onwards and pick and mix from the à la carte options (there are vegan and vegetarian dishes available too so don’t worry). And if you’re going on a Sunday, there’s J Sheekey’s recently launched brunch menu, accompanied by live music performances.The salmon and tuna tataki (comes with a tasty green onion yuzu dressing) and the sautéed cod cheeks (served with jersey royals and asparagus) are great picks as a starter.For the main course, the mac and cheese with shrimp, Cornish crab and bacon or the surf and turf burger will satisfy all your cravings.And don’t forget to order a Bloody Mary (classic or with a bourbon twist) – they are simply delicious. 34 , Mayfair 34 Mayfair In the heart of Mayfair, 34 has something for everyone.Located just off Park Lane, this  has become a favourite among celebrities and royals, with famous faces spotted dining there all the time.The Art Deco interior sets the scene for the fine dining and soft lighting gives it all the elegance you’d expect from one of Richard Caring’s restaurants.The menu is equally well versed in the sweet and savoury.Many of the dishes are available in both smaller and larger sizes, so you can choose whether to have them as a starter or a main.The restaurant’s lunch menu runs alongside the special brunch offering, with its famous steaks and grills available to mix and match.Chucs , Notting Hill Chucs Located just off Portobello Road, on the ever-popular Westbourne Grove, Chucs is an Italian restaurant with a tantalising brunch menu and an amazing interior.The tall vases of flowers in the display window trick you into thinking you’re looking at the front of a high-end florist, but once you peek through the glass door, the 50s-inspired décor will lure you in (we’re talking retro-tiled floors, brass table lamps, crisp white table linen and vintage picture frame walls). The brunch options at Chucs are just as inviting.If you’re going for a late breakfast, there are classics such as fried eggs with tomato and basil (£8) and avocado and feta on sourdough (£11) to choose from.But it’s fair to say that the selection gets even more appetising as the day progresses, offering an incredible tuna tartare (£16), langoustine risotto (£26) and pizza bianca with black truffle (£33). In addition to its notable dessert menu (which includes a very creamy tiramisu), the restaurant also has outside seating areas worth mentioning.The smaller terrace upstairs is supplied with heaters and a wall-size painting of the Italian coast, while the patio downstairs is decorated with large mirrors and greenery.So definitely try and get a table outside, if the weather allows it. 100 Wardour Street, Wardour Street 100 Wardour Street The party never really stops at this 8am – 3am breakfast/lunch/dinner/late night newcomer in the heart of Soho, and rightly so given the building’s history as the site of the old Marquee Club, where The Rolling Stones did their first ever live gig.Saturday brunch is a fun, buzzy affair where bottomless Prosecco is encouraged and the three-course menu mixes classic 11am favourites – smoked salmon and scrambled eggs – with dishes like harissa and agave roasted aubergine.Worth booking in for a long sitting.Sartoria , Mayfair Sartoria Following an extensive refurbishment, Savile Row’s Sartoria re-opened its doors in late 2015 with a brand new breakfast menu to sink your teeth into.With classic Italian cooking – courtesy of renowned Italian chef Francesco Mazzai – our highlight has to be the Eggs Purgatorio, a rich egg baked in a spicy tomato sauce with freshly baked Italian breads on the side.ROKA Aldwych ROKA The best breakfasts London has to offer don’t always feature avocado and eggs.The Han Setto weekend brunch at ROKA is perfect if you’ve had enough of that to last you a lifetime.For £59 (which includes a bellini when you arrive and wine) or £43 if you’re off the booze, the brunch features some of the Japanese restaurant’s star dishes, like the raw salmon, avocado and wasabi tobiko maki and the beef, ginger and sesame dumplings.The first course is followed with a Japanese robata grill of fresh fish and meat and a dessert platter.Delish.The Ivy Kensington Brasserie , Kensington Ivy Kensington If the setting for you is just as important as the food, then the beautifully plush Ivy Kensington Brasserie is definitely the place to go if it’s a special occasion.The weekday breakfast and weekend brunch menus are full of classic dishes with some luxurious additions.Truffled eggs, anyone?BungaTINI, Covent Garden BungaTINI Italian-themed bar and restaurant Bunga Bunga has been running legendary party brunches in its Battersea branch for several years now.These generally feature loud music, a never-ending supply of prosecco and more breakfast-themed Italian food than you can finish, including the ‘Bunga Benedict’ and ‘Englishman’s Breakfast’ pizzas.If you’re not quite up for the noisy Battersea fiesta, Bunga Bunga’s Covent Garden sister restaurant BungaTINI has just launched a new ‘Wood-Fired Brunch’, which includes unlimited bellinis, wood-fired pizzas and a fun party atmosphere without the raucous crowd.Burrata for breakfast?Why not.Casa Brindisa , South Kensington Brindisa Kitchens One of the best tapas restaurants around, Casa Brindisa also serves up a mean breakfast and brunch.Try their mushrooms, scrambled eggs, tomato and Manchego or just order like there’s no tomorrow and scoff a whole plate of Iberico ham yourself.We won’t judge you.OPSO , Paddington Street OPSO With a full range of breakfast dishes going on, OPSO is one of the most loved brunch and breakfast places in the Marylebone area (and, for that matter, the city). You can either choose to start your day off right with their Earl grey infused rice porridge or one of the granola dishes or indulge your naughty side with the pancakes . We like them covered in praline spread and hazelnuts.Providores , Marylebone High Street Providores As one of the first restaurants to bring brunch to the capital, Providores pulls a big crowd and regularly has a queue of hungry punters outside.They’ll all be ordering Peter Gordon’s signature breakfast dish, the Turkish Eggs.Tredwells , Upper St Martin’s Lane Tredwells Marcus Wareing’s informal restaurant in Covent Garden has a great brunch/breakfast offering with cheat day treats such as caramelized banana eggy bread with bacon, maple syrup or chorizo jam and slow cooked egg, avocado and toasted sourdough.If you’re sticking to the diet plan then you can order granola or a seasonal veggie frittata.Coya , Mayfair COYA Isn’t London amazing you can now enjoy the best of Latin American cuisine as a bottomless champagne brunch.London’s first Peruvian restaurant that opened to critical acclaim in 2012 has launched a brand new menu including their new signature brunch cocktail the ‘Pisco Mary’.  Dine on Peruvian dishes such as Corvina Trufa (Corvina ceviche with truffle) and Arroz Nikkei (Chilean sea bass casuela) created by Executive Chef, Sanjay Dwivedi and served in the South American inspired dining room.As the DJ plays chilled house you can relax while the in-house nanny keeps the kids entertained (Sundays only FYI).  Situated opposite Green Park and 5 minute walk from Bond Street it’s the perfect location to take a break from some serious window shopping.No 1a Duke Street , Richmond Perfect for taking a break from the hustle and bustle of central London, No 1a Duke Street is a trendy bar in Richmond with a cosy courtyard area and tantalising breakfast menu.Serving cocktails such as rhubarb Bellini’s and Bloody Mary’s (available per glass or in a jug, so great for a boozy brunch) as well as cold press juices (we tried the Clean Carrot and were pleasantly surprised), there’s something for everyone.If you’re in a savoury mood, order the breakfast tacos (£8.5) or breakfast rice bowl (£9.95). You can add a side of salmon or keep it veggie – it’s your choice.If you’re craving something sweet, the ricotta pancakes with orange crème fraîche (£8.5) and the coconut chia pudding with coconut yoghurt (£5.5) are both served with poached rhubarb, and very tasty.Still feeling a little bit hungry?We’d suggest opting for dessert too.The fresh raspberry and almond tart (£6.95) is lovely, but the white chocolate mousse with berry compote, coffee and cocoa crumb (£6.95) is even better.Trust us – it’s heavenly and definitely worth skipping starters for.Best Brunch South London Aqua Shard , London Bridge Aqua Shard It’s hard to beat the 360 views of London from level 31 of The Shard, home to its cavernous restaurant Aqua.And now there’s a brand new brunch menu to try as you drink in those uninterrupted views across St Paul’s and watch toy-sized trains far below sliding in and out of London Bridge.The new brunch offering is a push-the-boat out affair featuring truffle, lobster and Wagyu beef.At £48 for 3 courses, it’s also one to be lingered over well into lunchtime, as smaller breakfast-friendly starters of buttermilk pancakes and a dinky eggs benedict lead into main courses of beef sirloin, Scottish lobster thermidor and a decadent truffle-laced bubble and squeak.If you’ve still got room to spare there’s a pudding menu of white chocolate and lime cheesecake, brownies and treacle tart.Just as well there’s a lift to take you back down those 31 floors… Village East , Bermondsey Village East While it may not be your usual breakfast dish, confit turkey hash with poached eggs and spinach has become a firm favourite at Village East.If you’d rather save turkey for Christmas, then you can order up their Campfire breakfast or the protein-filled Steak & Eggs breakfast right up until 4pm on the weekends.The Jam Tree , Clapham The Jam Tree The Jam Tree does classics with a twist (where doesn’t these days?). We suggest ordering the black pudding, apple and chutney on toast as well as one of their nine variants on a Bloody Mary.Art Yard Bar , Southbank Art Yard Bar Situated inside the effortlessly chic Bankside Hotel, the Art Yard Bar & Kitchen offers up a brunch experience like no other.With a selection of small plates such as melt-in-your-mouth burrata and mushroom arancini, as well as four different types of wood-fired pizzettes to choose from, this wide-ranging menu provides the perfect reminder as to why brunch is definitely our favourite meal.If you fancy a classic brunch experience, opt for a large plate such as the french toast with apple brandy ice cream, or the delectable smoked haddock hash with sea beets and cucumber yogurt.Running its dreamy breakfast every Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am-4pm, the Art Yard is certainly one to be added right to the top of your brunch spot hit-list. . The post The ultimate guide to the best brunches in London appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Jennifer Aniston had the sweetest Valentine’s surprise whilst filming Friends

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And with a co-star… Rex After ten years of being there for us, Friends left our screens in 2004 – leaving a Central Perk shaped hole in our hearts – and we’re still not over it.
'And with a co-star… Rex After ten years of being there for us, Friends left our screens in 2004 – leaving a Central Perk shaped hole in our hearts – and we’re still not over it.Yes it may have been 15 years since Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe and Joey made their last appearances but it still feels like it was just yesterday.We’re still deeply invested in Rachel and Ross’ tumultuous relationship, we’ve never given up hope on Parker (Alec Baldwin) coming back into our lives, and we can’t believe how quickly the Friends children have grown up.Are we the only ones confused by our feelings for Ben now that he’s grown up and starring in Riverdale ? But it’s not Cole Sprouse who became a conversation topic this week.Instead it was Jennifer Aniston, as a sweet Valentine’s moment between a former co-star and ex on the Friends set resurfaced.Credit: Warner Bros/ YouTube Tate Donovan, Jen’s ex boyfriend, reportedly bought the actress a 9-week-old puppy for Valentine’s Day back in 1996, leaving ‘Enzo’ in Jen’s dressing room as a surprise. ‘Then I opened the door, and this little puppy with a ribbon on poked his head out,’ she has previously explained of the surprise.REX Tate then went on to star in a series of Friends episodes as Joshua, Rachel’s love interest, with the actor explaining that the couple were actually breaking up during his guest appearance. ‘I was just happy to be on the team,’ he explained of his time on Friends to Us Weekly . ‘The only bummer was Jennifer and I were breaking up at the time.And so that was tricky to sort of act, and act like we are just meeting each other, and falling in love, or whatever, interested in each other, when we’re sort of breaking up.That was just tough.’ He continued: ‘It was just six episodes.I mean, only because we were breaking up.We were like, “Hey, can we not keep doing this? ‘Cause this is really painful and tough.” The people that know that we dated think that we met on Friends . But in fact we had dated for two years before then, and it was over by the time we were on Friends together.’ Is anyone else feeling nostalgic? . The post Jennifer Aniston had the sweetest Valentine’s surprise whilst filming Friends appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Stop what you’re doing – a chihuahua cafe is coming to the UK

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Credit: Paul Brown/Shutterstock By now we’re clued up on every dog-related fact out there.
'Credit: Paul Brown/Shutterstock By now we’re clued up on every dog-related fact out there.If you’re obsessed with all things pups, you’ll know that dogs love their owners more than cats do (standard), it’s better for your health to sleep next to a dog than another human (great) and if you experience stress and/or anxiety walking your pet pooch can work wonders (science says so). Whether you’ve got a fur baby or not, we’ve got some wonderful news – a chihuahua cafe is opening in the UK and to say we are excited is an understatement.On Sunday 21st July, The Happenstance in St.Paul’s, London, will host the Chihuahua Café so that you can hang out with lots of the tiny cuties while enjoying a flat white.If you have a chihuahua, bring them along and if you don’t, fear not – there will be plenty to play with on the day.The day will include cute photo ops as well as an extensive dog-themed menu – think pupcakes, dognuts, barkscotti and pawsecco.Every chihuahua that comes through the doors will get a free pupaccino, too.View this post on Instagram The Chihuahua is out the Bag ⁣ ⁣ We are bringing the FIRST ever Chihuahua Cafe to London on 21st July!In association with the fabulous @petteezer to celebrate the launch of their Small Detangling & De-Shedding Brushes – pawfect for pint sized pups ⁣ ⁣ Come join us for chihuahuas and cocktails, pupuccinos and more at @thehappenstancebar open to both Chihuahua owner and dog lovers…⁣ ⁣ Plus, the first 200 Chihuahua Owners to book will receive a free Pet Teezer brush worth £10 ⁣ ⁣ Booking goes live on Saturday 15th June at 10am on PugCafe.com TAG a chihuahua or chihuahua loving friend NOW A post shared by Pug Cafe (@pug_cafe) on Jun 11, 2019 at 12:11pm PDT You’ll get 75 minutes to enjoy the pop-up, with slots available from 10am to 4.15pm.Tickets are a very reasonable £10 if you’re bringing your pet, and £14 if you have no chihuahua of your own.The pop-up comes from the masterminds behind Pug Cafe and and has been organised in association with grooming brand Pet Teezer, who are offering the first 200 pet owners a free Pet Teezer Small brush.To get in on the action, make sure you book your ticket through the Pug Cafe website from 10am on Saturday 15th June 2019.Stick the date in your diary, ASAP. . The post Stop what you’re doing – a chihuahua cafe is coming to the UK appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Meghan Markle has officially overtaken Kate Middleton to take this title

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And we couldn’t have called it.It’s safe to say that Meghan Markle is the woman of the moment, and from fitting seamlessly into the life of a Duchess to welcoming her first child baby Archie last month, she has to be the most talked-about woman in
'And we couldn’t have called it.It’s safe to say that Meghan Markle is the woman of the moment, and from fitting seamlessly into the life of a Duchess to welcoming her first child baby Archie last month, she has to be the most talked-about woman in the world.Already proving to have as much influence as the Kate Middleton effect , fans and followers are modelling their looks on the Duchess of Sussex, crashing a Canadian fashion site to buy her engagement coat, styling their hair in the MM cut, and even asking cosmetic surgeons for the Meghan Markle nose . In fact, it emerged this week that her influence is so strong that she has actually taken a title from Kate Middleton, overtaking her sister-in-law to become the most influential royal in terms of fashion.Yes, Meghan’s seal of approval can now make pieces sell out in minutes and turn small businesses into internationally renowned brands, causing a 400% increase in traffic to Canadian jeweller Birks’ website just last year.The two Duchesses are said to start different trends, but according to fashion search site Lyst, Meghan’s fashion looks cause the highest online demand.According to the site, the Duchess of Cambridge’s looks cause on average a 119 percent increase in online demand following a public appearance, whereas the Duchess of Sussex causes an online demand of around 216 percent.Congratulations Duchess of Sussex – the Meghan Markle effect is definitely alive and well. . The post Meghan Markle has officially overtaken Kate Middleton to take this title appeared first on Marie Claire .'

First time buyer? These are the most affordable cities in the UK

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Credit: Best Shot Factory/REX/Shutterstock Getting your foot on the property ladder can feel like an impossible task.Only recently it was announced that the Help to Buy ISA will be dropped later this year, and according to a study by Lloyds bank
'Credit: Best Shot Factory/REX/Shutterstock Getting your foot on the property ladder can feel like an impossible task.Only recently it was announced that the Help to Buy ISA will be dropped later this year, and according to a study by Lloyds bank the average house price in the UK has increased from £180,548 in 2013 to £248,233 in 2018 – while earnings have risen by just 11% over the same period.Fair to say that things aren’t looking great for first time buyers.But price comparison site Comparethemarket.com has reviewed the average price of a property in 29 cities and towns across the UK to determine which places are viable options for those wanting to buy their own home – and which ones, well, may not be.At the top of the least affordable cities list is London (quelle surprise) with an average deposit coming in at just over £72,000.Gulp.However, once you branch out from the capital things are a little less eye-watering, with Bradford and Kingston upon Hull offering much more affordable housing.Credit: Andrew Mccaren/LNP/Shutterstock Top 10 Most Affordable UK Cities 1.Bradford Average price of a one-bed apartment: £133,437 Deposit needed: £13,344 2.Kingston upon Hull Average price of a one-bed apartment: £137,774 Deposit needed: £13,777 3.Stoke-on-Trent Average price of a one-bed apartment: £139,586 Deposit needed: £13,959 4.Liverpool Average price of a one-bed apartment: £163,630 Deposit needed: £16,363 5.Bolton Average price of a one-bed apartment: £163,879 Deposit needed: £16,388 6.Glasgow Average price of a one-bed apartment: £175,223 Deposit needed: £17,522 7.Wolverhampton Average price of a one-bed apartment: £185,333 Deposit needed: £18,533 8.Aberdeen Average price of a one-bed apartment: £192,270 Deposit needed: £19,227 9.Derby Average price of a one-bed apartment: £194,230 Deposit needed: £19,423 10.Leeds Average price of a one-bed apartment: £196,821 Deposit needed: £19,682 Credit: Mint Images/Shutterstock Top 10 Least Affordable UK Cities 1.London Average price of a one-bed apartment: £723,694 Deposit needed: £72,369 2.Brighton Average price of a one-bed apartment: £406,644 Deposit needed: £40,664 3.Reading Average price of a one-bed apartment: £363,731 Deposit needed: £36,373 4.Bristol Average price of a one-bed apartment: £310,938 Deposit needed: £31,094 5.Bournemouth Average price of a one-bed apartment: £284,272 Deposit needed: £28,427 6.Edinburgh Average price of a one-bed apartment: £277,528 Deposit needed: £27,753 7.Luton Average price of a one-bed apartment: £265,819 Deposit needed: £26,582 8.Southampton Average price of a one-bed apartment: £239,617 Deposit needed: £23,962 9.Northampton Average price of a one-bed apartment: £238,724 Deposit needed: £23,872 10.Portsmouth Average price of a one-bed apartment: £237,588 Deposit needed: £23,759 Brb, moving to Bradford. . The post First time buyer?These are the most affordable cities in the UK appeared first on Marie Claire .'

The latest update about Harry and Meghan’s parenting is lovely

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REX Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
'REX Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor . The couple introduced baby Archie to the world two days later, posing for photographs, but other than a sweet Mother’s Day Instagram, we have been without baby updates, with speculation rising around everything from Godparent choices and nursery colour palettes to baby fashion brands favoured by the royals.This week, we all got a parenting update from a source close to the Sussex family via PEOPLE – and it’s lovely.REX ‘Meghan is glowing and radiant,’ the source explained to the publication of Meghan since having Archie. ’And, of course, everyone wants to meet the baby.’ Yes, Archie is proving popular, with friends and family members lining up to meet the newborn, with one of the most recent being Harry’s Argentine polo player pal, Nacho Figueras. ‘The Duke is the kind of father I always imagined he would be,’ Nacho announced of his friend, via PEOPLE . ‘He has always had a great love for children and a great understanding of them.I noticed that becoming a father has influenced him and his dedication and love for the project is now stronger than ever.’ ‘I’ve heard from very reliable sources that the new nanny who has now been appointed by the Sussexes has had to sign quite an extensive non-disclosure agreement,’ royal expert Katie Nicholls told Entertainment Tonight.According to the royal expert however, Meghan is a very hands-on mother, something that having a nanny won’t change. ‘Meghan’s been up in the night nursing, feeding on demand every few hours,’ the expert explained. ‘Apparently, he’s a hungry little baby.’ We hope Meghan is enjoying her maternity leave and we can’t wait to see baby Sussex soon! . The post The latest update about Harry and Meghan’s parenting is lovely appeared first on Marie Claire .'

This has been voted as the world’s most romantic proposal spot

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What do you think?Credit: Herbert Berger/imageBROKER/Shutterstock It may be known as the City of Love, but Paris isn’t actually the world’s most romantic proposal spot.
'What do you think?Credit: Herbert Berger/imageBROKER/Shutterstock It may be known as the City of Love, but Paris isn’t actually the world’s most romantic proposal spot.That’s right – the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower aren’t enough to take the crown when it comes to the place that people want to hear the words: ‘Will you marry me?’ A survey by dating site Elite Singles has found that the best place to get down on one knee is actually Venice.The researchers asked 1,600 people where they believed the loveliest location is and, unsurprisingly, the top five are your typical bucket list destinations.Paris does come in at second place – but the home of the Gondola pipped the city to the post, and it’s pretty understandable – beautiful bridges, boat rides on the water, stunning sunsets and let’s not forget the (very necessary) post-proposal ice cream.The other picture-perfect proposal spots making up the top five are Hawaii, The Bahamas and Fiji.Other remaining popular proposal places include Bali, New York, Niagra Falls and Sydney.Edinburgh and Las Vegas just missed out on the top ten.But it’s not just about those beautiful backdrops.In sixth place was ‘at home’, proving that people aren’t only interested in saying ‘yes’ while surrounded by lush rainforest or walking barefoot on the beach.So there you have it – true romance exists everywhere. . The post This has been voted as the world’s most romantic proposal spot appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Donald Trump’s tweet about Prince Charles contains the most hilarious mistake

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Oh no.SIPA/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump’s UK tour may be over, but it’s still making news.The President of the United States flew over to Blighty with First Lady Melania, and four of his children, Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka and Tiffany earlier this
'Oh no.SIPA/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump’s UK tour may be over, but it’s still making news.The President of the United States flew over to Blighty with First Lady Melania, and four of his children , Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka and Tiffany earlier this month for his second official UK tour . During his stay, he met with royals from the Queen and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to the Fab Four minus Meghan Markle who was still on maternity leave, hosted by the Queen for their stay.It was his meeting with   Prince Charles however that has made the most news this week as Donald Trump tweeted about the royal, making a huge blunder in his post. \'Prince of Whales\' is a good one. pic.twitter.com/u7yrqpTk0r — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 13, 2019 ‘I meet and talk to “foreign governments” every day,’ tweeted Trump in response to articles claiming he would listen if a foreign government gave harmful information about one of his political rivals. ‘I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland.We talked about “Everything!” Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings?How ridiculous!I would never be trusted again.With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media.They purposely leave out the part that matters.’ Unfortunately for Trump, people weren’t interested in the majority of the post, instead focusing on the unbelievable error.Yes, Donald Trump misspelt the Prince of Wales’ title to rename him ‘Prince of Whales’. Unsurprisingly there has been a surge of photos of whales wearing crowns spreading across the internet.I don't know who the artist for this is but here he is, the Prince of Whales. pic.twitter.com/uicPm7ZDiW — Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) June 13, 2019 The royal family have not responded and also unsurprisingly, Donald Trump has now corrected the tweet.What does it all mean? . The post Donald Trump’s tweet about Prince Charles contains the most hilarious mistake appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Cica skincare: the K-beauty-inspired import that’s here to stay

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Sensitive skins rejoice: cica skincare has arrived @drjart Instagram Cica skincare is having a moment right now.But what is cica, and how can you use it in your skincare routine?What is cica?Cica is the nickname or shorter, more commonly used
'Sensitive skins rejoice: cica skincare has arrived @drjart Instagram Cica skincare is having a moment right now.But what is cica, and how can you use it in your skincare routine?What is cica?Cica is the nickname or shorter, more commonly used term for Centella Asiatica, a herb that’s well known in Asia.Also known as asiatic acid, hydrocotyl, or gotu kola in different parts of the world, you may also see cica-infused products that are labelled as ‘tiger grass’. This is due to the fact that tiger’s in Asia roll around in the plant in order to regenerate their skin.Cica has always been popular in Chinese medicine for years, and has recently hit the big time in Western culture thanks to our fascination with K-beauty . While initially ‘cica cream’ was the most recognised of cica-infused products, you can now buy anything from cica cleansers to CC creams . Why should we use cica skincare?Cica has a huge list of skin benefits, but it is most well known for its healing, soothing, antibacterial, and inflammatory properties, meaning it is ideal for sensitised skin.Cica skincare is great for conditions such as eczema , psoriasis, scarring, and cellulite, and are incredibly moisturising.It’s also high in antioxidants and amino acids, so really is a great all-rounder wonder ingredient.Best cica moisturiser L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Cica Anti Wrinkle Repair Cream, £12.99, Boots As well as targeting mature skin types that are concerned with fine lines, this product is ideal for sensitive skin that needs extra repair and nourishment.Made with the Centella Asiatica plant, you can use this formula to heal the skin as well as to turn back time.Buy now Best cica serum Dr Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum, £25.76, Amazon Even the most sensitised skin can handle this super gentle serum, which features cica to reduce inflammation, redness and blemishes.Instead of rubbing this into skin like a cream, pat it gently to maximise its efficacy and active ingredients.In terms of cica skincare, this is one of the best buys you can get.Buy now Best cica lip balm La Roche Posay Cicaplast Lip Balm, £6, Boots Lips that suffer from severe dryness even after using lip balm will benefit from a dose of cica.This formula forms a protective barrier around the lips, protecting them from the elements and other outside aggressors.It is so gentle it can even be used on children from the age of three.Buy now Best cica body cream Mixa Cica Repair Body Lotion Pump Bottle, £6.50 Cica is an ingredient which really comes into its own in body products.Skin on the body can easily become rough and dry, and also tends to be the most common area to go neglected.Mixa’s formula for extra dry skin will soothe even the sorest of chapped limbs.Buy now Best cica CC cream Erborian CC Cream SPF 25, £38, Space NK This popular bestseller works as a moisturiser, primer, and base, making it a great investment.Infused with centella asiatica, it is the perfect skincare meets makeup hybrid for all skin types.Buy now Best cica cleanser Kiehl’s Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser, £28, John Lewis The dreamiest creamy gel cleanser, Kiehl’s cica-infused product effectively cleans, while being gentle enough to use on sensitive skin types or those that are suffering from extreme dryness.It also lasts a really long time, and has the easiest lid for the perfect sized application, every time.Buy Now Want more cica options?Take a look at these other brilliant infused products… . The post Cica skincare: the K-beauty-inspired import that’s here to stay appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Miley Cyrus has just released a very heartfelt apology

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REX Miley Cyrus is one of the most talked-about women in the world, making news for everything from her starring role in Black Mirror to her marriage to actor Liam Hemsworth.
'REX Miley Cyrus is one of the most talked-about women in the world, making news for everything from her starring role in Black Mirror to her marriage to actor Liam Hemsworth . This week however, the 26-year-old made news after the resurfacing of her comments from 2017 about why she had stopped liking hip hop – something Miley spoke out about this week to apologise. ‘I also love that new Kendrick song: “Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.” I love that because it’s not “Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock,”’ read her quotes from her 2017 Billboard interview. ‘I can’t listen to that anymore.That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little.It was too much “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock” — I am so not that.’ While it caused a stir at the time, the controversy had seemingly died down, until this month when YouTuber Kenya Wilson revisited the subject in a video entitled, ‘Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fave… Sorry’. While Wilson praises Miley’s music, she vocalises her disappointment in the singer’s quotes from the 2017 Billboard interview, stating: ‘It wasn’t the right to say, it was bad, it was racially insensitive, it had racist undertones, and it wasn’t okay.’ Miley was quick to reply, taking to the YouTube comments to respond. ‘I want to start with saying I am sorry,’ she began. ‘I own the fact that saying … “this pushed me out of the hip hop scene a little” was insensitive as it is a privilege to have the ability to dip in and out of “the scene”. Simply said ; i fucked up and I sincerely apologize.’ Well, that’s that. . The post Miley Cyrus has just released a very heartfelt apology appeared first on Marie Claire .'

The complete guide to dark under eye circles (and getting rid of them)

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Sick of always looking tired?Listen up They’re persistent, annoying and can make you look like you’ve had zero hours’ sleep even when you’ve managed eight.Dark under eye circles affect a lot of us at some point in our lives; but what actually
'Sick of always looking tired?Listen up They’re persistent, annoying and can make you look like you’ve had zero hours’ sleep even when you’ve managed eight.Dark under eye circles affect a lot of us at some point in our lives; but what actually causes them, and can you get rid of them?We caught up with some of the experts to find out what can be done about dark under eye bags… What causes dark under eye circles?According to No7 , the three leading factors associated with having dark circles under eyes are thinner skin, hyper-pigmentation and thicker or increased number of capillaries. ‘Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by a number of different factors, from genetics to skin allergies,’ explains Dr Anjali Mahto , consultant dermatologist at London’s Cadogan Clinic and author of  The Skincare Bible . ‘Rings under the eyes often run within a family and can be down to your skin type. ‘Dark circles are very common, however hyperpigmentation under the eyes is more common in Asian skin because dark-skinned people have more melanin (the pigment which gives skin its colour) than light-skinned people.This is sometimes known as periorbital melanosis. ‘Lifestyle choices also play a big part in dark circles.When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you lose hydration around the eye area and underlying blood vessels appear more prominent.Ageing is another factor, as we age our skin thins, which makes blood vessels more visible and we lose volume due to a depletion in collagen, pulling the lower eye area down and creating hollow contours and shadows. ‘Those with chronic inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema or skin allergies may also suffer from this problem.Inflamed, itchy skin can result in hyperpigmentation, which is followed by rubbing and scratching of the affected area.’ How to get rid of dark under eye circles There’s no ‘cure’ for dark circles per se, but there are a few things you can do to make them less visible. ‘UV radiation and too much exposure to the sun can result in worsening of pre-existing dark circles.I recommend wearing daily sunscreen to prevent damage to ’normal’ skin, as well as limiting further pigmentation problems once dark circles have already developed,’ says Dr Anjali. ‘Wear SPF around the eyes and high-quality sunglasses that are able to filter out radiation in an effective manner are also recommended. ‘Sleep is so important.Loss of sleep results in lacklustre skin and a sallow complexion.Getting enough sleep can help with visibility.Also, too much salt and alcohol will dehydrate your skin, making your eyes puffy and your circles look a lot worse.’ Eye cream for dark circles When looking for the right eye cream for dark circles, there are a few key ingredients you can look for that will help your cause. ‘ Vitamin C , kojic acids, arbutin and hydroquinone help to reduce melanin production so look out for these key ingredients when buying an eye cream,’ advises Dr Anjali.Try Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème , £30 at Boots.Inspired by make-up artists yellow colour correcting ‘banana powder’, it’s a vitamin C enriched formula that also colour corrects for instantly softened dark circles.How to cover dark under eye circles with make-up ‘Most of us have a blue tone under the eye but if you have more pink/cool undertone in the skin, the darkness appears as purple and blue,’ explains Bobbi Brown Senior PRO Artist Amy Conway . ‘If you have a more golden/warm undertone it appears as brown and grey under the eye. ‘For darkness, a corrector is essential!It’s a creamy formula that instantly corrects purple, blue or brown shadows.Then opt for a creamy concealer to layer onto to brighten and lift the under eye as well as bringing it back to skin tone. ‘For extreme dryness opt for a rich balm like eye cream.I love the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Eye Cream for extreme dryness as it instantly calms and brightens and then hydrates the under eye all day long.’ Below, Amy shares her three steps to successfully covering up dark circles with make-up.View this post on Instagram Day to evening tutorial is now up on my YouTube!!! but the big question is, which look do you prefer?!! Using the gorgeous infrared palette and no more than 3 other products I share how to take your look from day to evening in minutes, I hope you enjoy!!! Xoxo Link in bio & stories to view. #bobbibrown #beforeandaftermakeup #daytoeveningmakeup #youtubetutorial A post shared by Amy Conway (@bbpro_amyconway) on May 23, 2019 at 11:57am PDT Step 1: Prep ‘Start by prepping the skin with a hydrating eye cream, this will ensure your concealer looks bright and smooth all day look and will stop any creasing.I love Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream as it’s also a primer which will give you that extra longevity to your make-up.’ Step 2: Correct ‘A corrector is an essential to banish any darkness under the eye.These come in two tones- often a pink and a peach.Pink correctors will take out any blueness or purple shadow.Peach correctors will take out and brown or greyish shadow.Once you find your shade, apply from the inner with a brush a blend outwards and down concentrating on the darkness only. ‘Top tip: apply most of your product towards the inner corner of the eye to give and instant brightness, and skip the outer corner as that’s where we have more texture.’ Step 3: Perfect ‘Next layer a concealer on top and blend out towards the cheekbone.The job of a concealer is to give you that extra coverage whilst bringing it back to skin tone for a flawless finish.Also do keep your Concealer in your handbag as it’s the perfect product for touch ups throughout the day.Is there a dark under eye circles treatment out there? ‘If puffiness is an issue then surgical treatment called blepharoplasty is the only thing that will make a considerable difference to the appearance of the skin,’ Dr Anjali says. . 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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s privacy measures for their nanny are intense

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
'Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor . The couple introduced baby Archie to the world two days later, posing for photographs, but other than a sweet Mother’s Day Instagram, we have been without baby updates, with speculation rising around everything from Godparent choices and nursery colour palettes to baby fashion brands favoured by the royals.The biggest talking point this week however has been the subject of nannies, with Harry and Meghan finally reported to have hired someone in the role, something that comes with a lot of privacy rules.REX ‘I’ve heard from very reliable sources that the new nanny who has now been appointed by the Sussexes has had to sign quite an extensive non-disclosure agreement,’ royal expert Katie Nicholls told Entertainment Tonight.According to the royal expert however, Meghan is a very hands-on mother, something that having a nanny won’t change. ‘Meghan’s been up in the night nursing, feeding on demand every few hours,’ the expert explained. ‘Apparently, he’s a hungry little baby.’ REX Another royal expert Victoria Howard weighed in on royal nanny choices earlier this month, predicting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will break royal tradition with their nanny choices, with rumours that it could be an American nanny. ‘I think they will look for someone who is obviously experienced, but that has more of a rounded attitude towards child rearing,’ Victoria told Express.co.uk . ’I think they will look for things that will make them aware of mental health perhaps, encouraging creativity and for them to be themselves.So I definitely think it’s going to be non-traditional, maybe someone that has been recommended by some of their Hollywood friends perhaps.’ We can’t wait for more royal baby news. . The post Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s privacy measures for their nanny are intense appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Why William and Kate were so far away from Harry and Meghan at Trooping the Colour

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Credit: DAVID HARTLEY/Shutterstock The royal family celebrated the Queen’s birthday at Trooping the Colour this weekend.It was Prince Louis’ first official royal appearance, and Meghan Markle surprised everyone by taking an early break from her
'Credit: DAVID HARTLEY/Shutterstock The royal family celebrated the Queen’s birthday at Trooping the Colour this weekend.It was Prince Louis’ first official royal appearance , and Meghan Markle surprised everyone by taking an early break from her maternity leave in order to attend the parade.And while many noticed that Meghan and Kate Middleton both nodded to their wedding days with their chosen outfits, it was the distance between the Cambridges and the Sussexes on the balcony that raised some questions.The fab four – Prince William, Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan – have hit the headlines in recent months following endless rumours about secret rifts and fall outs.Their royal household officially split, with one source telling PEOPLE : ‘There was power in that unity and great strength in the foursome, but I see why [the divide] is happening. ‘There is always that tension: trying to do the PR thing and then realising that they are just real people.They want their own place and their own things.’ But their placement on the balcony has nothing to do with any of the ‘feud’ allegations.In fact, it’s all very logical.Joe Little, managing editor of  Majesty  magazine, told  PEOPLE : ‘Meghan was not as prominent perhaps as some people might have expected, but there’s a pecking order. ‘There was no slight intended, but William being the older, more senior brother would go out first with his wife.’ So there you have it. . The post Why William and Kate were so far away from Harry and Meghan at Trooping the Colour appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Talking to strangers on your commute can actually make you happier

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Credit: Tolga Akmen/Lnp/Shutterstock We’ve finally found the secret to a happy commute, and it’s actually really simple.A social experiment has found that individuals who were tasked with talking to a stranger on their commute had a much more
'Credit: Tolga Akmen/Lnp/Shutterstock We’ve finally found the secret to a happy commute, and it’s actually really simple.A social experiment has found that individuals who were tasked with talking to a stranger on their commute had a much more pleasant journey.Yep, it’s as easy as asking the person next to you how they’re doing.The research was conducted in Chicago and required those who were travelling by bus or train to do one of three things: talk to a stranger, actively avoid eye contact with others or do what happened naturally.Once the journey was complete, they filled out a questionnaire and sent it back to the researchers.Their responses were compared to a second group, who were asked to just think about an exchange with a stranger during their commute.Those who simply thought about chatting to someone unknown recorded feelings of awkwardness and discomfort, but those who actually had a natter with a stranger reported a much more pleasant journey.Of the participants, 60% believed that their fellow commuters wouldn’t wish to talk to them – but the results show that everyone who struck up a conversation found their chat buddy to be happy to do so.So next time you’re commuting, try saying hello to someone – it could just make you that bit happier. . The post Talking to strangers on your commute can actually make you happier appeared first on Marie Claire .'

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry announce ‘peace at last’ – with cookies!

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The reconciliation between the two stars has reached new heights with an edible peace offering Words by Lily Willis Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have publicly declared their newly brokered friendship on Instagram- with cookies!
'The reconciliation between the two stars has reached new heights with an edible peace offering Words by Lily Willis Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have publicly declared their newly brokered friendship on Instagram- with cookies!On Tuesday, Perry sent fans into overdrive when she shared a picture to her Instagram of a plate of chocolate chip cookies with the celebratory words ‘peace at last’ written across the top in icing.The singer tagged Swift in the caption, adding ‘feels good @taylorswift’. Swift, in response, left thirteen pink hearts under the post, seeming to firmly end the beef between the two singers.View this post on Instagram feels good @taylorswift A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Jun 11, 2019 at 4:52pm PDT The two megastars have had a notoriously complicated relationship in the past.Their disagreements are reported to have started over Taylor’s claim that the ‘Firework’ singer stole three of her backing dancers from her Red tour in 2012.Their long running disagreement prompted Swift to write one of her biggest hits, ‘Bad Blood’ about an unnamed artist who she claimed ‘basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour.’ But in May last year the two singers seemed to begin the process of ending their feud after Perry sent Swift an actual olive branch . The ‘Shake It Off’ singer posted a video of the wreath to her Instagram story ahead of her Reputation world tour, saying ‘this means so much to me.’ Fans have speculated that this latest outreach could be a sign that a future collaboration is on the cards.Perry said she was ‘open’ to working with Swift earlier this year, so we’ll have to wait and see if a reconciliation track emerges! . The post Taylor Swift and Katy Perry announce ‘peace at last’ – with cookies! appeared first on Marie Claire .'

This is the most popular seat on a plane and we totally get why

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It’s that time of the year – we’re all frantically Googling ‘best cities 2019‘ so that we can actually see some sun this summer.And once you’ve picked the hottest destination and found the perfect Airbnb, all that’s left to do is board the plane and
'It’s that time of the year – we’re all frantically Googling ‘ best cities 2019 ‘ so that we can actually see some sun this summer.And once you’ve picked the hottest destination and found the perfect Airbnb, all that’s left to do is board the plane and jet off above the clouds.But there’s one super important detail that we’ve missed: you also need to pick your plane seat.While some people love the window spot, others love the aisle (and we can all agree that absolutely no one would volunteer themselves for the middle). So which seat is the most popular?Flight attendant Grace Ferguson told news.com.au : ’19F is so popular because it’s in the middle of the aircraft, which generally has more luggage space available, so you don’t have to rush on-board first, you can wait until the lines are a little smaller, enjoy your coffee and avoid that hectic rush.’ And if you’re in first class: ‘On all aircraft types across the Virgin Australia network, 2A is a business class suite or seat, which offers priority boarding, extra baggage space and allowance. ‘2A is also popular as it also offers a little more privacy than the first row and has fantastic views, as there is no sight of the over wing.’ Noted. . The post This is the most popular seat on a plane and we totally get why appeared first on Marie Claire .'

What actually are the Love Island rules this year?

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Here’s everything to know… REX Love Island is back on our screens, meaning that around 3 million of us now have no social lives whatsoever, instead living our best lives through this year’s islanders, ahem Amy and Curtis.
'Here’s everything to know… REX Love Island is back on our screens, meaning that around 3 million of us now have no social lives whatsoever, instead living our best lives through this year’s islanders, ahem Amy and Curtis.But while Tommy’s continuous love triangles and Lucy’s spreading of ‘Bev’ have caused the most news, it was islander Sherif Lanre that got everyone talking this week, as it was announced that the 20-year-old had been axed from the show, told to leave the villa after breaking the rules.REX ‘After breaking the villa rules Sherif had conversations with the producers and it was mutually agreed that he would leave the Love Island villa,’ announced a spokesperson for the show, with Sherif since releasing the following statement: ‘In a case of poor judgement, I broke the villa rules and as a result agreed with the producers that it was best for me to leave the villa.I regret that I didn’t conduct myself in the right way and, as a 20 year old guy, it’s something I know I will take on board and learn from.I really enjoyed my time in the villa and look forward to catching up with everyone on the outside.’ Sherif Lanre So, what actually are the Love Island rules?No nudity It is reported that islanders are not allowed to be naked in the villa, with the house classed as a public space.Apparently islanders must even wear their swimming costumes in the shower.No masturbating While Love Island contestants are allowed to have sex, masturbating is apparently taboo in the villa.No inappropriate behaviour or language Inappropriate and aggressive behaviour and language is strictly forbidden, with security on hand to get involved if necessary.Throw back to series two’s Malia-Kady-gate.REX No excessive drinking In the early days of Love Island , there were fewer rules around drinking, but now according to ex-islanders, there’s a limit. ‘You’re allowed one or two drinks a night,’ ex-islander Liana Isadora Van-Riel disclosed, via The Sun . ‘Either wine or beer, no spirits’. No unsafe sex While islanders are allowed to have sex during their time in the villa, they have to use condoms, with the rule reportedly being enforced in a rulebook sent to contestants before they enter the villa.REX No smoking inside the villa or villa garden While in the earlier seasons, smoking was allowed, it was announced this year that this was no longer the case. ‘There will be no smoking within the Love Island villa or the villa garden this year,’ an ITV spokesperson announced. ‘Producers have provided a designated smoking area outside the villa where Islanders will be able to have a cigarette if they chose to.’ However it is reported that they can only go for a cigarette one at a time.No phones or prohibited items Part of the point of Love Island is to cut them off from the outside world, prohibited from taking their own phones or personal items into the villa with them.The contestants do of course have phones on the show to receive announcements from producers, but these are provided by the show and are unable to do anything but communicate with those in Love Island . ‘They give you these basic little phones where you can text each other but nobody really uses them,’ ex-islander Liana Isadora Van-Riel told The Sun. ‘They’re only really there for the whole “I’ve got a text” aspect.’ It is not yet known how Sherif broke the show’s rules, but we’re sure to find out soon. . The post What actually are the Love Island rules this year? appeared first on Marie Claire .'