Last modified on Jan 19, 2021 17:21 GMT Leanne Bayley Does the Queen wear nail varnish? She sure does - and her exact nail polish colour is Essie's Ballet Slippers. It's currently in the sale at ASOS, too... Fingertips at the ready, people – you can now shop the Queen 's favourite nail polish colour at ASOS - and it's on sale. The pretty pink shade is currently available in a handy kit with a hand cream and top coat, reduced from £16.99 down to £11.85! SHOP: The Queen's royal beauty cupboard - every product the monarch uses Aptly named 'Ballet Slippers', this hue has been the Queen’s go-to colour since 1989 - when Her Majesty's hairdresser penned a letter to brand founder Essie Weingarten to request a bottle of the elegant, best-selling polish. Essie Ballet Slippers set, £11.85, ASOS SHOP NOW Born in the 80s, the brand started out producing long-lasting, high-quality nail polishes with a fashion focus. Known by insiders as the nail-colour authority, Essie now has more than 1000 glossy shades to its name. RELATED: The Queen's glove maker reveals why her Majesty always wears the chic accessory Ballet Slippers is a sheer polish but can be buildable - as seen above on two different skin tones The muted colour works perfectly for the Queen, who often chooses to wear two-pieces and coats in notably punchy tones. PHOTOS: The Queen's rainbow style: from vibrant suits to bright day dresses The Queen isn't the only royal fan of the brand, either. When the Duchess of Cambridge married Prince William in 2011, manicurist Marina Sandoval blended Essie's ultra-wearable 'Allure' shade with Bourjois' So Laque Nail Enamel in 'Rose Lounge ' (a pastel pink hue) to create a lovely, timeless colour. The Duchess of Sussex is also thought to favour Essie's Ballet Slippers, just like the Queen. MORE: The iconic accessory the Queen is never without on … [Read more...] about The Queen’s go-to nail polish colour is on sale at ASOS right now
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Last modified on Mar 22, 2021 17:43 GMT Leanne Bayley If you've been lusting over the Chanel dad sandals trend but can't quite justify the £1000 price tag, we've shopped the high-street for all the best chunky dad sandals that look like they've come off a catwalk but without the splurge. From Marks & Spencer to Birkenstocks, ASOS & Kurt Geiger, we've found the best black, white, leopard print and pink dad sandals... If you've been lusting over the Chanel dad sandals but can't quite justify the £1000 price tag, we've shopped the high-street for all the best chunky-soled sandals that look like they've come straight from the catwalk but without the splurge. Dad sandals were scoffed at when the trend emerged back in 2015, but since then they've gained popularity - no doubt because they're hella comfy - and peaked when Chanel launched the cult famous sandals in 2018. In fact, chunky summer sandals have become so popular that according to the Lyst 2021 report, Birkenstock’s Arizona sandals were the world's number one hottest shoe for women this year. Searches for the sandals spiked 225% and they sold out across many retailers. If you've yet to join the chunky shoe club, scroll down to pick your favourites... Shop the best dad sandals for summer 2021 Dune Lockstockk quilted black dad sandals, £110, Selfridges SHOP NOW Public Desire chunky dad sandals, £24.99, ASOS SHOP NOW Leather strappy dad sandals, £45, Marks & Spencer SHOP NOW Arizona pink sandals, £35, Birkenstock SHOP NOW Nice flatforms, £215, Russell & Bromley SHOP NOW SHOP: The easy chuck-on summer dresses we're adding to our basket right now Aqua chunky dad sandals, £24.99, ASOS SHOP NOW Chunky dad sandals, £42, River Island SHOP NOW Whistles 'Noah' dad sandals, £169, Selfridges SHOP … [Read more...] about 13 best chunky dad sandals we love for 2021: From Marks & Spencer to ASOS & Birkenstocks
Last modified on Mar 16, 2021 16:46 GMT hellomagazine.com Fun & challenging 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles, 3D jigsaw puzzles and mindfulness puzzle books: these are the best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021 Sales of jigsaw puzzles for adults have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, and with lockdown still going in 2021 a jigsaw is the perfect way to keep the family entertained – and it's also a great way to practice mindfulness . Whether you're a first-time puzzler or a more seasoned pro, we've found the best jigsaw puzzles for adults from some of our favourite brands, so you can challenge yourself and keep busy. MORE: The best family-friendly board games to play during lockdown: Cluedo, trivia and more What is a good size puzzle for adults? Well, that really depends on your skill, time available and patience level! For a minimal challenge, the best jigsaw puzzles for adults we've included in our edit all have at least 500 pieces, with the exception of 3D puzzles, which can be just as complex with fewer pieces! We love a good 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, which may take an average of just a few hours to around 10-12 hours to complete. So, depending on how much time you can commit daily to piecing your puzzle together, you might finish in one day, or it might take you as long as... well, the sky's the limit! Fun fact: According to the Guinness Book of World Records , the jigsaw puzzle with the most pieces that has been completed consisted of a whopping 551,232 pieces! It was put together in a Vietnam stadium by 1,600 students from the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City in 2011. Impossible clear jigsaw puzzle, from £4.95, Always Personal SHOP NOW If you think you've tackled all the best jigsaw puzzles for adults out there, and you want something harder, then hold on to your hats. This is honesty the hardest puzzle you will ever do – trust us, we’ve tried it … [Read more...] about 15 best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021: Fun & challenging jigsaws for lockdown
April 01, 2021 - 13:39 BST Rachel Avery With the UK looking forward to weddings after lockdown, discover which wedding trend is set to be massive for 2021. During the coronavirus pandemic, many weddings up and down the UK have been cancelled, plus we've been forced to spend more time at home – and as a result, over half of Brits would now be happy to say "I do" in their back garden ! LOOK: Outdoor wedding inspiration for your post-lockdown ceremony In research conducted by Premier Polytunnels , they found out that 56 per cent of people would be satisfied with a garden wedding at their own home, with just close friends and family on the guestlist. The survey included 1000 participants and has suggested that the weddings landscape may be changed for the foreseeable. Loading the player... WATCH: 10 of the most amazing HELLO! exclusive weddings In line with the findings, Pinterest has recently reported a 190 per cent year on year increase in searches for 'small back garden wedding' across the UK, USA and Brazil. The Premier Polytunnels research also indicated an uptake in DIY wedding elements with 33 per cent considering a homemade cake and 36 per cent opting for DIY flowers. Getting married in your backgarden isn't legally binding READ: "We earn £100,000 and have saved £10,000 on our wedding so far - here's how" MORE: 21 beautiful wedding themes for every type of couple These more intimate, DIY weddings have upsides like cost saving, but they don’t come without risks. Of course, there is the UK weather to consider, which can be temperamental at best – but also weddings hosted in the grounds of your home are still not legally binding. Couples are now more likely to DIY elements of their wedding At present, the law states that you must get married inside a permanent structure that has a specific grant of approval. However, the good news is … [Read more...] about 2021’s biggest wedding trend revealed – and it’s affordable!
March 21, 2019 - 14:43 GMT Laura Sutcliffe Princess Eugenie looked incredible in a cream tweed dress by French brand Maje. The £315 dress had gold buttons and the daughter of Prince Andrew accessorised it with a Chloe bag and a black headband. Princess Eugenie put her best foot forward on Thursday as she paid an official visit to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, to open the new Stanmore Building. Dressed to impress, the daughter of Prince Andrew rocked a stunning cream tweed dress by Maje which is part of the brand's new collection. Priced at £315, the boucle trapeze frock had a V neckline and pretty gold buttons running from the neckline to the hem. Keeping it classic, the little sister of Princess Beatrice added black high heels, smoothed her hair back with a headband and carried a navy blue Chloe 'Nile' bag which comes in at a cool £1000. Eugenie at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital It appears that the royal - who married long-term love Jack Brooksbank in October - is perhaps channelling fictional character Blair Waldorf from the hit TV series Gossip Girl. Loading the player... The Upper East side Princess loved a headband in the show and enjoyed all things tweed, so perhaps Eugenie has taken some serious fashion inspo from the socialite. Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank The daughter of Sarah Ferguson has worn this black headband before - on Christmas Day 2018. Photographed arriving for the annual Christmas church service at Sandringham, the 28-year-old chose a red look for the festivities - a striking scarlet coat by Andrew GN, which had a black trim detailing. £315, Maje The black headband was the perfect accessory and one that the royal family appears to be embracing. £1000, Chloe At Eugenie's wedding, we counted four guests rocking the look, including fellow royal Princess Beatrice. Prince Harry's … [Read more...] about Princess Eugenie WOWS in the most stunning tweed dress & Chloe bag