Ashley Judd is the latest celeb to join in on the sheer phenomenon, stunning in a sheer, pink-lilac J. Mendel dress while promoting her new TV series "Berlin Station."
Is activated charcoal really the secret to perfect skin? It appears so. Charcoal as a beauty ingredient is nothing new. It’s been used to whiten teeth naturally and clear skin for years now. But, like a lot of beauty fads, charcoal doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. If anything, there’s a steady flow of new products containing the unusual ingredient as more and more people cotton on to the fact that charcoal really does work. It clears the skin of impurities and is being mixed with the likes of coconut oil, green tea and tea tree oil to maximise the effects (and give it a nice scent) to help with numerous skincare complaints: blackheads, excess oil, visible pores and a dull complexion. “Charcoal attaches itself to toxins, absorbing them before the stomach can absorb them into the bloodstream,” says Jennifer Hirsch, a beauty botanist for The Body Shop. “ While it’s among the newest superfoods, charcoal has long been known for its purifying properties.” But it’s not just skincare buys that you’ll find charcoal in. More and more people are scrubbing their teeth with polishes and pastes boasting the ingredient as the residue leaves pearly whites looking, well, white. It’s even used to settle upset stomachs from gas to diarrhea. Best of all? It’s not expensive. From a £10 face wash to a £7 jar of whitening tooth tablets, here’s our pick of the most effective charcoal beauty buys available. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne turn heads at fashion-forward Valerian premiere Cara Delevingne almost reveals all for futuristic GQ cover Would you be brave enough to sport leopard print hair?
Hot summer days conjures images of sleeveless sun dresses and airy tank tops for some, but for others, the heat means sweltering under cardigans and jean jackets. Stylist and community manager of plus-sized styling company Dia&Co , Ashby Vose, is only too familiar with the problem. The body positive brand, which offers a personal stylist service that sends clients packages of curated clothes in sizes 14 and up, gets plenty of requests from their plus-size clients for layers and jackets even in the summer. “We hear a lot from our customers and our community about creative ways to hide their arms,” Vose tells Allure . “It got us chatting. We talked about our own experiences with our arms and our preferences for layering up even though it’s hot… We had to do something to liberate our community and that arms are not a source of shame.” So to encourage women to stop hiding their arms, Dia & Co launched their #DiaARMy Instagram campaign, asking women to flaunt their biceps and triceps and embrace sleeveless styles. And the response is gorgeous! Check out the gallery above to see confident chicks killing it and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA . “A little bare arms love.” (Photo: Instagram/styleofleslie) “Summer is here! Its crazy hot and humid, so why are you covering up ladies?! It’s too freaking hot for cardigans! I am joining the #DiaArmy in going sleeveless! Don’t cover up those puppies Tall Sisters! Be free and comfortable!” (Photo: Instagram/thetallsociety) “I’m joining my friends at @diaandco #diaarmy because it’s too damn hot out here to be covering up my arms. You don’t like my big arms then that’s your problem.” (Photo: Instagram/plusjones) “I’m showing off my arms as part of the @diaandco #DiaArmy ! Tag your bestie and challenge them to fight the stigma and show their arms in the summer! It’s hot. Let’s wear what feels good to us & forget whatever judgment someone else might have! If you like it, wear it!” (Photo: Instagram/readytostare)
There are some things we need to get straight about Singaporean photographer Chuando Tan. He is a man. He was one of Singapore’s most in-demand models in the late 80s, later transforming into a Mandarin pop singer. In 1996, he became a celebrity photographer. And he was born in 1967. Yes, Chuando Tan is 50 years old. The chiselled, baby-faced photographer has caused a storm after his 224,000 Instagram followers were shocked to find out his real age. With a face and body that gives the impression he is at least half his 50 years, Chuando has kindly revealed how you too can reverse the ageing process. He claims his youthful looks and lack of grey hair are down to a good diet that involves eating a chicken breast every day, regular workouts (we’re talking four times a week) and no late nights. Weirdly, he also avoids having a shower early in the morning or late at night. Perhaps that’s the real secret? Pair this with the advice from Taiwan’s most youthful-looking family and you’re onto an anti-ageing winner. Follow us on Instag r am and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: This Taiwanese family have gone viral thanks to their youthful appearance Meet the 26-year-old model teaching us to embrace our wrinkles Courteney Cox is ditching the fillers and ageing naturally
When Prince George steps out on royal engagements, two things are certain. One, he almost always wears shorts. Two, he looks hella cute in them. But it turns out there’s a reason behind the preppy prince’s signature shorts and knee-high socks. Etiquette expert William Hanson told Harper’s Bazaar that Prince George’s look has ties to upper class aristocratic tradition. “It’s a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts,” Hanson said. “Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England. “Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristo or royal would want to be considered suburban. Even the Duchess of Cambridge .” Tradition or not, we need no excuse to adore Prince George’s shorts. Click through the gallery above to see his best looks. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Prince George’s fourth birthday portrait is unveiled Why Princess Charlotte and Prince George won’t use their surnames at school Prince George’s photo album: Baby Cambridge from birth onwards
Cara Delevingne and Rihanna are fighting it out for the title of style queen this week. With both attending the premiere of their new film ‘Valerian’, the two showed diverse styles ranging from futuristic to Disney princess, landing on our best dressed list. Charlize Theron has too impressed this week, taking to the red carpet in nothing but a Dior bra and mini skirt. This week’s misses include some surprising names. Natalie Portman’s red Dior dress was more dowdy than necessary with Sofia Boutella’s Chanel gown making the star look older than her 35 years. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Charlize Theron just wore a bra on the red carpet Rihanna, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne turn heads at fashion-forward Valerian premiere 14 pictures that prove Celine Dion is now a style icon
A royal tour calls for some excellent outfits and a lesson or two in diplomatic dressing from the Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are currently touring Poland and Germany.