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Meghan Markle’s brow guru is fixing your eyebrows at home with virtual Zoom appointments

If we had to hazard a wild guess, we’d say your eyebrows aren’t looking their finest at the moment. Even if you'd were smart enough to book in for a salon threading or waxing session back in March, you’re doubtless sprouting regrowth by now.

So what can you and your brows do? You could grab your tweezers and risk spearheading an accidental return to the 90s microbrow. Or you could call for professional help.

Step forward Sherrille Riley, the founder of London’s Nails & Brow salon and eyebrow guru to none other than Meghan Markle. She’s now offering 1-2-1 digital appointments over Zoom or WhatsApp video, where she’ll personally guide you through a DIY brow tidy.

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“The idea started after so many of my clients contacted me asking how to look after their own brows,” she explained. “That’s when I decided to start offering digital appointments as a new service to anyone who wants help.” Each appointment lasts 15 minutes and costs £32.

Sherrille certainly knows her stuff. She’s been in the business for over 20 years, and is famed for her signature face-lifting ‘Audrey’ eyebrow, inspired by the legendary Hepburn.

In fact, Meghan Markle is the poster girl for The Audrey, which arches up to the middle and then stays lifted out toward the temples. Sherrille took the actress on a whole Hepburn brow journey back in her pre-Harry days, coaxing her eyebrows into the thicker, more lifted style she has today.

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You don’t have to be a VIP to sign up to Sherrille’s latest offering though. Simply log onto the website here to request an appointment. The service is already so popular Sherrille is roping in her top brow team, but you can request an appointment with Sherrille directly.

You don't need any special equipment, as Sherrille will just work with what you have, but she's got a rather lovely range available to buy online here.

Curious to know what’s involved in a digital brow makeover? OK! beauty director Lynne Hyland signed up to try it…

Lynne says

I hadn’t touched my brows since lockdown began, so they weren’t looking their sharpest as I clicked on my Zoom link. The prospect of sharing my monobrow via an extreme close up could have been excruciating, but Sherrille has the most wonderful, calming aura about her – even over a video call. It’s no wonder why she has so many loyal VIP clients.

She began by asking me to brush my brows up so she could see what we were dealing with. “Not bad at all, you have a nice shape,” she said (generously, I felt).

As I leaned into the webcam while clutching a mirror in one hand, she guided me through tweezing almost hair by hair, voicing gentle caution if I risked accidentally plucking anything off the tails of my brows. (That’s a big no-no if you want the face-lifting Audrey effect.)

Sherrille was so charming, I soon forgot I was probably giving her an intimate view of the inside of my nostrils as I loomed towards the camera, plucking away at my monobrow. It should have been embarrassing but it was oddly soothing to be guided through my tweezing.

Once we were both happy with the shape, she shared her artist-like technique for defining the brows. The trick, she revealed, was to begin by sketching a pencil lightly all the way along the lower edge of the brows. That gives you the perfect base line from which to start feathering little strokes upwards.

It was so simple, yet it was the best DIY brow make-up I’d ever done. Call me a dummy but I’d never realised before that you’re actually MEANT to get the pencil (lightly) onto your skin if you want your brows to look thicker. I always thought you were only supposed to pencil the hairs themselves. Doh.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a virtual brow appointment but I loved it. I reckon it’s money well spent if you want to fix your brow overgrowth while feeling like royalty.

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The Best Clean Beauty Products You Can Buy on Amazon

Once upon a time, beauty products loaded with harmful chemicals were introduced to the largely unregulated personal care product industry. For decades, we used them, all the while largely unaware of the kind of damage these products can do to our health, from cancer and asthma to birth defects and fertility problems. But in 1993, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) was founded and has since educated the public on the products and companies that use said harmful chemicals and the companies that are creating healthier and much safer products — those that do without ingredients with “health, ecotoxicity, and/or contamination concerns.” In turn, they’ve made shopping for truly clean beauty products much easier.

While shopping for any clean personal care and beauty products, look for the EWG-verified mark. This is the only real way to know that the product is free from harmful ingredients. Plus, if a product is stamped with the EWG-verified mark, it means that it met EWG’s strict standards for ingredient disclosure on the table and that it follows “current good manufacturing practices to further ensure the safety of their products.”

Ahead, we’ve gathered EWG-verified personal care and beauty products currently available on Amazon, from makeup and moisturizers to hair care products and more.

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No7 open wait list for top secret new product with ten benefits to ‘transform skin’

We are normally terrible at keeping secrets but our lips are firmly sealed on this one. Boots No7 have a hush-hush blockbuster launch coming up, and there’s already a wait list here for people eager to try it.

We’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak preview, and are sworn not to spill the beans but we can certainly confirm it’s a good one!

The wait list webpage says it "could transform the appearance of your skin", and judging by what we’ve seen we’d be inclined to agree.

The new product boasts an impressive TEN skin benefits – who doesn’t like the sound of that? It’s launching officially on Thursday 28 May, but people who’ve joined the wait list will be able to buy it a day early.

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While Boots aren’t yet publicly revealing what the product (and we’re not going to blab), they have given a few clues.

They say it’s their “first ever clinically proven concentration with ten skin benefits that promises to deliver maximum results with minimal irritation”. Does that help narrow it down for you?

With the buzz already building, there’s likely to be a digital line at least as long as the one for the last big No7 skin launch. Cast your mind back a year, and you might recall that their Firming Booster Serum and Dark Spot Correcting Serum had a whopping 36,000 sign-ups ahead of the release date.

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If you sign up to the latest wait list you’ll also get a chance to win a year’s worth of No7 skincare, worth at least £227.

The wait list is open until Monday 25 May. And we’re afraid that’s all we can say for now…

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Celebrities ditching makeup in isolation for beautiful bare-faced looks, from Drew Barrymore to Holly Willoughby

Whilst in lockdown, celebrities have candidly invited fans into their homes in news ways, from showing off hilarious TikTok dance routines to unveiling their beauty secrets.

And we’ve also had the chance to see our favourite stars makeup free, as glam and beauty looks take a back seat and cosy loungewear and working out takes centre stage.

We’ve had the opportunity to see celebs bare-faced and, unsurprisingly, they look as beautiful as ever, au-natural.

Here’s a look at some of the stunning celebrities stripped back and letting their skin take a breather…

Geordie Shore star, Vicky Pattison, has ditched the makeup as of late, in exchange for a fresh face and a desire to indulge in pilates.

The gorgeous 32 year old, who recently opened up on bust-ups with boyfriend Ercan whilst in self-isolation, posted a stunning shot to Instagram, writing: “I will be taking a @zerogravitypilates class over on my Instagram live in about 5 mins for anyone who fancies joining me?!

“Btw, do not expect to see this girl there… the girl taking the class will be sweating, whinging and swearing…. THANKYOUUUUU.” [sic]

The star donned workout wear and a bare-face and looked as beautiful as ever.

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Jacqueline Jossa, too, has ditched makeup whilst isolating with her 28 year old husband Dan Osbourne and their adorable kids, Ella, five, and one year old Mia.

The EastEnders star, 27, who recently wowed in an enviable loungewear collection, has shown off her glowing complexion a handful of times whilst in lockdown, and we can’t get enough!

And, where glowing complexions are concerned, pregnant pop star Katy Perry, 35, sure has that pregnancy glow going on and wrote what we are all thinking in a recent post.

Sharing a picture with her 94 million Instagram followers, the California Gurls singer wrote: “wHaT dAy Is It Even #stayhomeclub.” [sic]

Another singing star who has ditched the glam for a bare-faced look is Rita Ora.


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The 29 year old, who recently reportedly ‘angered locals’ after spending lockdown in a property 150 miles from her home, has posted a series of makeup free selfies, and looks stunning in each one.

Victoria Beckham, 46, has also wowed with a natural shot whilst giving her dog a cuddle in the Cotswolds.

The mum-of-four took to Instagram to post the shot, writing: “Even our pets feel unsettled x Let’s take the time to show them love too x We love u Fig xxx What are u doing to make ur pets feel loved?” [sic]

Across the pond, actress Drew Barrymore, 45, has ditched her nail polish as well as her makeup, and took to Instagram to show off her fresh faced look in a tie dye T.


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On The Floor singer, Jennifer Lopez, 50, is also keeping things to a minimum and has showed off her au natural look.

Beautiful Notting Hill actress Julia Roberts has also posted a selfie on Instagram showing off her makeup free face.

Julia, 52, wrote: "During this unique and tender time #IStayHomeFor: My Family, for Small Businesses. For all the health care workers fighting around the world. For my amazing 95 year old neighbor."

She continued: "I stay home to be part of the solution. Everyone, stay home. It is the right thing to do."

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Supermodel Bella Hadid, 23, has proved to fans that she can look flawless without makeup too by sharing bare-faced selfies with her 29 million Instagram followers.

Self-isolating but still stunning, This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby took to Instagram to write: “I mean… it’s Friday… work and home schooling done for the week… I can’t go for a drink with @schofe but I figure this is the next best thing!”


In the snap, 39 year old Holly, who recently revealed how she dyes her hair from home, can be seen with two boxes of wine and a beautiful bare face.

Vogue Williams, 34, too, has wowed with a series of makeup free selfies, in one the pregnant star poses with an adorable horse named Duke, and her cute son Theodore.

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The 10 Best Nail Polishes and Products of 2020

For our 25th annual Best Beauty Buys, the InStyle magazine team surveyed leading dermatologists, makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists to find out which products they can't get enough of. The votes are in: You'll want to clear a shelf for these 163 beauty game-changers.

There are few things that feel better than getting a fresh mani or pedi.

Being able to refresh your skin with nourishing creams, massaging your cuticles with rich oils, and adding a pop of color to your hands and feet is always the perfect pick-me-up. 

That's why InStyle magazine editors worked with a panel of manicurists to select the very best nail polishes and products to share with you. With these picks, you'll be fully equipped for your next manicure or pedicure — even if you have to do it yourself. 

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Editor’s Pick

Sally Hansen Good.Kind.Pure.

Sally Hansen Good.Kind.Pure

"I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this plant-based polish," says InStyle magazine's beauty director Angelique Serrano. "It lasted far longer than other more natural lacquers I’ve worn. And I love that there are 30 shades to play with."

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Best Red Polish

Best Red Nail Polish: Chanel Pirate

Chanel Pirate

This polish is not only chip-resistant, but it also offers megawatt shine — making it totally worth the splurge. 

To buy: $28; chanel.com

Best Neutral Polish

Best Neutral Nail Polish: Deborah Lippmann 'Naked'

Deborah Lippmann Naked

This creamy pink porcelain shade is a foolproof choice if you want to keep your look simple and clean. 

To buy: $20; deborahlippmann.com

Best Dark Polish

Best Dark Nail Polish: Chanel Vamp

Chanel Vamp

This color has been a cult-favorite since 1994 for a reason. Let this polish's shimmery wine hue mesmerize you. 

To buy: $28; chanel.com

Best Special Effects

Best Special Effects/ Most Innovative Nail Polish: Zoya Leia

Zoya Leia

This semi-sheer iridescent polish is like wearing white, silver, purple, and pink on your nails all at once. 

To buy: $10; zoya.com

Best Cuticle Oil

Best Cuticle Oil: CND Solar Oil

CND Solar Oil

Pamper your cuticles with this rich formula, packed with sweet almond, jojoba, and rice-bran oils. You won't regret it. 

To buy: $9; ulta.com

Best Top Coat 

Best Top Coat: Seche Vite

Seche Vite

Keep your manicure looking fresher for longer by applying this strengthening top coat to your nails every few days. 

To buy: $10; ulta.com

Polish Remover

Best Nail Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus

Zoya Remove Plus

When it's time to say goodbye to your old color, reach for a bottle of Zoya's Remove Plus. This product offers glycerin to leave your nails feeling well moisturized post-polish removal. 

To buy: $10; zoya.com

Best Base Coat

Best Base Coat: Orly Bonder

Orly Bonder

Start your mani or pedi off with a strong foundation by using this popular base coat that grips polish to the nail surface for long-lasting wear. 

To buy: $10; ulta.com

Best Foot Cream

Best Foot Cream: CND cucumber heel therapy

CND Cucumber Heel Therapy

Use this cream daily to soften even the driest of heels. With regular use, your feet will be sandal ready in no time. 

To buy: $42; cnd.com

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How to Know What Beauty Supplements Are Safe, According to 8Greens Founder Dawn Russell

As an adult, you realize your mom was right about a lot of things when you were growing up. Eating vegetables is important, but with no one forcing broccoli or spinach on your plate, it's easy to just avoid greens altogether. That's where 8Greens comes in. The daily supplement is an effervescent tablet formulated with eight essential real greens including kale, spinach, wheatgrass, blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass, and aloe vera. It's like a green juice, except there's no chopping or blending required.

The supplement was created by cancer surivor and entrepeneur Dawn Russell, who spent five years making 264 prototypes until she landed on a nutrient-rich recipe that supports energy and immunity. Russell discovered the power of real greens during her cancer treatment. After contracting a bone infection, she was too weak to continue chemotherapy and radiation threatments. So, she began looking for alterantive solutions.

Russell traveled the world to try various integrative medicine treatments, but nothing really worked for her. So, she returned to New York where she discovered the benefits of greens while researching the basic principles of nutrition. After consuming these greens to help relieve the symptoms of her illness and later, her pregnancy with her first-born son, she set out to make getting your daily greens both convenient and delicious enough for picky eaters. And while nothing can replace real greens, a supplement can help boost your intake. 

Here, Russell explains the benefits of green vegetables, her tips on picking beauty supplements that are safe, and more. 

How did you get into the beauty and wellness space? 

I ended up here by accident. It was definitely an organic unplanned path, and that’s what’s made it an interesting journey. I was very normal growing up and and took care of myself within the typical guidelines of health. At age 25, I was suddenly diagnosed with stage-three cancer. I got a bone infection on my fifth surgery, which made me too weak to do anymore chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Unbeknownst to me, I started creating 8Greens during this time. Since I could no longer do traditional medicine treatments, I traveled the world to explore intensive integrative medicine and nothing was working.

Once I was back in my West Village apartment in New York, I started looking into the basics of nutrition, which is how I discovered the energy- and immunity-boosting benefits of greens. When I was pregnant with my first son nine years ago, I consumed the same greens as I did when I was sick. This is when I set out to find a way to make getting the benefits of these greens more convenient. I wanted to make a product that would taste good enough that my husband and his friends would take it. It took five years to create the 8Greens tablet and I was completely naive to how challenging it would be to get it right.

No one was really talking about green juice or health foods when you were developing 8Greens? How did you find out the science behind it? 

There were no commercialized retail stores or chains where you could go in a get a smoothie. I would go into three or four health stores in downtown New York and spend so much time talking to the people choosing their inventories to figure out the nuances of different supplement brands. I would also talk to people running the small smoothie stands that I went to in the city about ingredients. I started getting into the science behind it and I connected with the head of nutrition from the USDA in DC. She gave me some statistics, but everything was so primitive and less glossy compared to how things are today. 

How does 8Greens work? 

There’s the 8Greens Tablet, which is an effervescent tablet made with eight greens. These are the vitamin- and antioxidant-rich greens I took in extreme amounts when I was sick. This tablet is essentially an every day energy- and immunity-boosting supplement. When I made the 8Green Gummies, I was thinking about kids and how to make it easier for them to take the supplement. As for the Skin Tablet, it's like a little indulgence. People kept asking me about my skin and taking these greens was the only thing I was doing. I can't get certain cosmetic treatments like Botox because I don't have lymph nodes. So, we took eight greens that are specifically focused on skin, including green tea and peppermint. Then, we added the best collagen I could humanly find along with biotin.

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From capsules to powders, there’s so many beauty supplements out there. There are not many strict regulations on these products, so what are some tips for choosing a supplement that is both safe and effective?  

There are two things I always tell my girlfriends who ask me this question. I would be skeptical of any company that has 60 or more products because it would be hard to create this many SKUs while still doing your true homework. The FDA gives you a massive amount of stability testing with guidelines and there’s no way you could do all of it for that many products in even a two-year period. I recommend companies that have few products or at least focuses on one main ingredient. Secondly, there’s a huge interest in finding little ingredients from really remote areas of the world. The FDA hasn’t looked at some of these ingredients that are now being used as prime ingredients in supplement products in today’s market. If there’s an ingredient that’s incredibly foreign to you, do your homework before taking a product that contains it. 

What do you think is the next big trend in beauty supplements? 

I hope things get simplified. For example, there's been such a huge trend of everything being ashwagandha or CBD. With makeup, everything is also heavy and extreme. I hope things get lighter and more down to earth again. I know it’s intriguing to read about all of these special, unique ingredients, but lets make it simple or else people are going to stop doing it. It's health and not some fad. 

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This $26 Product Helped Me Grow Super Long and Healthy Hair

My infatuation with the Olsen twins lasted throughout most of my childhood and well into my preteen years. Beyond the since-abandoned collections of VHS tapes and bandana headbands, the only evidence of my Olsen obsession are the childhood photographs with a shoulder-length bob. You see, both Mary Kate and Ashley grew out their bangs — and my mom only allowed me to do the same if I chopped my hair short. 

Even though I wanted to ditch my bangs forever, I never wanted to say goodbye to my length. And so, a new obsession started: long hair. Over the next decade, growing long locks reminiscent of Rapunzel became the end game. Despite a few bouts of balayage and plenty of heat styling, my hair thrived and quickly became one of my attributes.

But here’s the confession: I’m guilty of breaking a ton of hair-care rules. I play Russian roulette when it comes to shampoo, only get haircuts once a year, and aggressively brush my hair when it’s wet despite expert warnings. Occasionally, I make up for my questionable choices with a hair mask or serum, but I’m more likely to play defense than offense.

In fact, the only reason I manage to maintain my long hair is Ouai’s Leave-In Conditioner. The lightweight mist has been a savior to my tangle-prone tresses with a sulfate-free formula that simultaneously hydrates, strengthens, and protects. A long-forgotten hero of my childhood, it makes brushing through knots easier and leaves my strands feeling silky smooth. 

Celebrated for a cleaner ingredient list — which features amino acid blends to strengthen hair follicles and tamarind seed extract to hydrate — it’s the epitome of what makes a great leave-in conditioner. With one spritz, I can successfully tame flyaways, protect against heat damage, and nourish my dry ends. 

As someone prone to massive knots (I have a lot of hair, but the strands themselves are thin), this mist treatment is a key part of my routine to prevent breakage. It helps brushes glide through my hair without snagging and causing my delicate strands to snap. Plus, it smells like a high-end hair salon instead of the fruit-scented detangling sprays that dominated my youth. 

While this leave-in conditioner might feel like an extraneous addition, it’s actually the very secret behind preserving my mane. It’s the champion ready to step in and defend my hair against daily aggressions, like 400-degree curling wands and yanking brush bristle. Not to mention, its affordable price tag is way easier on my wallet than collecting Olsen memorabilia ever was. 

OUAI Leave-In Conditioner

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