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10 Common Hair Mistakes, According to a Curly Haired Celeb Stylist

With noteworthy clients like the Fanning sisters and other members of the Hollywood A-list (in addition to her very loyal non-famous clients), Alcorn is one of the best hair experts in the industry, and thanks in part to her own gorgeous strands, she has special expertise in the realm of caring for and styling naturally curly hair.  Since curly hair can be challenging to care for (largely because texture and curl pattern are highly individual and can seem to have a mind of their own), I knew I needed to feature Alcorn and all of her best hair tips ASAP. Here, she’s sharing 10 of the most common curly hair mistakes and what you should be doing instead to maximise your hair’s ultimate curl potential. Keep scrolling. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are ...

Cottagecore Is 2020’s Prettiest Beauty Trend—Here Are 7 Chic Ways to Do It

It’s safe to say that we’ve all found ourselves daydreaming of trips to the countryside from wherever we’re working right now, but did you know our desire to escape to more tranquil pastures has become a trend in its own right? Cue cottagecore.  Born on TikTok, cottagecore is, essentially, a romanticised idea of living in the countryside and all the aesthetics that go with it. Think donning cable-knit sweaters and wearing prints like floral and gingham, all the while partaking in traditional and entirely wholesome pastimes, such as needlework, baking, and picnic-curating. Cottagecore has certainly been evident as far as our wardrobes are concerned. After all, prairie-inspired dresses, full skirts, chunky knitwear, and milkmaid tops have dominated our rails for t...

13 Amazing Autumn Outfits We Want to Copy

Autumn outfits can require quite a bit of planning. Coat or no coat? How many layers are too many layers? The below outfit ideas will see you through cooler days over the next few months. As stock is switching over from linen dresses and sandals to knitwear and trench coats this is the perfect moment to take a pause and really think about what is missing from your autumn wardrobe before you start adding to it. The below outfits include several classics that you’d typically expect from an autumn capsule, including trench coats, leather jackets and jeans, alongside some new additions which feel really relevant this autumn. Think Mary Janes worn with ankle socks, ’70s-style fringed suede jackets and pleated skirts that look amazing when worn with blazers. Keep scrolling to se...

5 French Outfits I’ve Already Got in My Wardrobe

I make no excuses for loving French dressing. Although it’s not the cornerstone of my personal style (I definitely define myself as more British), I do love gleaning tips from les françaises I follow on Instagram. While they all have their own way of interpreting French style, it’s clear to me that they all have one thing in common: French women keep it simple. I can sometimes overcomplicate and overthink an outfit, so instead, I turned to these stylish women for some fashion tips and found five classic French outfits that I will wear all the time. Crucially, I wanted to prove that I could do these looks without having to buy anything new and, much to my smugness, I managed to achieve it.  There’s a knitted dress as seen on Ellie Delphine of ...

2021 BMW M4 First Look: Hello, M Drift Analyzer!

It’s comforting to know that not even a global pandemic can stop the inexorable march forward of BMW’s pursuit of power, torque, and driving fun. Proving our point is today’s virtual rollout of the 2021 BMW M4, sporting the spectacular new S58 engine available in two states of tune and with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. There’s even a new M Drive Professional suite of onboard performance analyzers, including M Drift Analyzer and M Laptimer, and soon it will even offer M xDrive performance all-wheel drive. Hey, driving your own car fast around a track is de facto social distancing, right? How Much Power Does the New M4 Have, Anyway? We first sampled the new, mighty S58 engine in the BMW X3 M and X4 M SUVs and in the Competition models of each. Under ...

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid First Drive: A Turbo for the Geek Squad

As we noted in our first look of the 2021 Porsche Panamera, Zuffenhausen is worsening the “paradox of choice” customers face when trying to select their ideal powertrain, by dropping two engine offerings but adding three new ones. We’ve just driven the middle of these new engines—the plug-in electric-boosted twin-turbo V-6 Panamera 4S E-Hybrid that makes 552 hp and 553 lb-ft. That output rating has Porsche casting this new model as a greener proxy for the departed 550-hp/567-lb-ft twin-turbo-V-8-powered Panamera Turbo. Is it? 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid: Performance We haven’t mounted our Vbox gear yet, but Porsche says trading two cylinders for an electric motor and battery only blunts the 4S E-Hybrid’s launch-controlled 0-60 mph time by 0.1 second rela...

We Were Sceptical About CBD Skincare, Until We Tried This Super-Soothing Range

So what’s so great about CBD skincare, and why is this range so different from the rest? In essence, The Body Shop CBD skincare collection has incredible skin-soothing and nourishing properties, and it’s great for injecting some life into tired, stressed complexions*. The main issues with several ranges of CBD for us, however, is that finding a formula that’s not too thick, oily, or greasy can prove tricky. In fact, until now, we basically assumed that unless you favoured a super-rich, thick, and oily texture when it came to your skincare products, CBD wasn’t an option. But how wrong we were. Combining CBD with the brand’s iconic hemp-seed oil and plant-derived squalene, The Body Shop’s new range, which comprises of a CBD Restoring Face Oil, CBD Replenishing Moisture Cream and ...

Aston Martin Slashes Prices on the DBX, Vantage

Good news if you’re looking to buy an Aston Martin: The automaker is slashing prices by tens of thousands of dollars on certain models. Buyers will see price reductions on the 2021 Aston Martin DBX, Vantage Coupe, and Vantage Roadster. See all 41 photos Meanwhile, the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe now costs $142,086, regardless of whether you opt for the seven-speed manual or the eight-speed automatic. That’s a price reduction of $7,000 for the manual and $14,000 for the automatic. On the Vantage Roadster, prices now start at $150,086, a drop of $14,000. The Vantage Roadster is available exclusively with the automatic transmission. All of these vehicles make use of the Mercedes-AMG-developed 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. The engine delivers 542 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque in the D...

The One Small Detail That Makes Coats Look So Much More Expensive

While the weather might still say summer, we are edging ever closer to autumn’s chilly embrace. The light linens and cottons residing in our wardrobes will soon make way for wools and leathers, and summer frocks will be packed away in place of cosy coats and knitwear. When considering our autumn capsule, the one item which is always at the top of our priority list is a good coat, and this year, I’ve noticed that all my favourite outerwear pieces have one thing in common: They come sans collar.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharin...

Alexa Chung Just Created the Perfect Modern Update On the Pretty Woman Dress

As far as iconic film and pop-culture fashion moments are concerned, few could forget Julia Roberts’ very memorable brown polka dot dress in Pretty Woman. The outfit has been remembered and referenced for decades, solidifying the look as a truly timeless ensemble. So timeless in fact, we’re still talking about it 30 years after the film premiered.  In a modern-day take on that iconic look, this season Alexa Chung released a few polka-dot midi dresses of her own, as a part of her most recent collection. Using a nearly identical print to the Pretty Woman iteration, Alexa’s dresses have been updated for 2020, featuring completely modern silhouettes with collars or v-neck detailing. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking fo...

Yeah, Buddy: 2021 Ford Bronco Sasquatch Will Offer a Manual After All

Citing feedback from reservation holders, Ford confirmed it has decided to offer the Bronco’s seven-speed manual transmission with the Sasquatch gear on both the SUV’s two- and four-door body styles. As a refresher, the gearbox is a Getrag-sourced 7MTI550 seven-speed manual, with six forward gears in a conventional pattern and a crawler gear (marked “C”) located left and down from the first set of gates. The crawler gear—also known as a granny gear—is a super-low ratio that allows the Bronco to, well, slowly crawl over almost anything in its path. (For more, check out our explainer on crawler/granny gears.) The Sasquatch package is available on every Bronco—base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, and Badlands, and standard on First Edition and Wildtrak—and bring...

Toyota GR Super Sport Hypercar Makes Surprise Debut at Le Mans

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans was all about Toyota. Again. For the third year in a row, the Japanese brand took the checkered flag at the famed French endurance race. But Toyota didn’t simply make news for winning the race. In fact, the company made sure to steal the spotlight just before the green flag fell by publicly showing off a prototype mule of its forthcoming hypercar, the GR Super Sport. See all 12 photos This was no static display, either, as the low-slung camouflaged car made its way around Circuit de la Sarthe. Predictably, the GR Super Sport appears to crib many of its design cues from the Le Mans-winning TS050. Bulging front and rear fenders, a pointed schnoz with space for a proper Toyota badge, a wide front splitter, and a large rear wing all give the gasoline...