The Pretty Little Liars cast celebrates the end of filming. Credits: Instagram.com Source: ELLE Canada
Making us cry in the process.
Grab some Kleenex, Pretty Little Liars fans.
Shay Mitchell and the rest of the little liars wrapped their last day of PLL filming EVER yesterday, bringing seven years of the twisty, soapy drama to an end. While we can still look forward to new episodes in April 2017 (that's just enough time for you to rewatch all six-and-a-half seasons on Netflix), it's hard not to get choked up reading the cast's emotional goodbyes.
Here's Shay Mitchell, who plays Emily Fields, poetically capturing the bittersweetness of the moment.
Can't... stop... crying. I know I need to celebrate this amazing show and not mourn it- but that just seems too hard right now... 😭— Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch) October 26, 2016
Troian Bellisario, who stars as Spencer Hastings, shared a beautiful goodbye to her love interest, Keegan Allen (AKA Toby).
There are not words that I can write (here) that could express the gratitude I have for walking next to this man for 7 years. @keeoone you know how I feel about you. You know what this part of my life means to me, you know all of the darkness and the light that we have shared over these years, the insane pants pissing laughter and now the heaving and hiccuping sobs that will live in my heart forever. Even if Spencer and Toby only exist in Rosewood you will always have me. Love you friend. Thank you.
Ashley Benson is so sad about saying goodbye to her character, Hanna Marin, she can't even look at the camera.
Reflecting on these last seven years in my empty room I called home. I will never forget this experience. I was so lucky to work with such amazing people who have affected my life greatly. I am so happy to know they will be my family from here on out. To the fans...... what can I say other than I love you so much. Thank you for being on this journey with me and giving me so much support. I wouldn't be here without all of you. I'm sad to say bye to Hanna..... but I'm excited to see what the future holds and I'm so happy to know that all of you will be by my side ❤️
But she did share this cute selfie with everyone.
Lucy Hale, who plays Aria Montgomery, made sure to include executive producer, Marlene King, in the quasi-festivities.
And Sasha Pieterse, AKA Alison DiLaurentis, went back to the stars' iconic pose.
It's time to start preparing for the finale now, PLL fans.
Kate wore a pair of Shelley MacDonald earrings during her visit to Canada. Source: Getty Images
Yukon-based designer Shelley MacDonald on what it's like to have the Duchess of Cambridge as a client.
On a late summer day, it was business as usual for Carcross, Yukon-based jewellery designer Shelley MacDonald. A woman stopped by her boutique to buy a pair of earrings, and seemed especially curious about MacDonald’s story. It didn’t feel like an important moment for the designer at the time, but it turned out to be a stroke of serendipity.
The shopper who bought the earrings was Natasha Archer, stylist for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Archer was searching for local brands to dress the DoC in, and picked the sculptural bronze ‘Modern Ulu’ earrings.
After photos surfaced of Kate Middleton touring Carcross and Whitehorse wearing the earrings, Shelley received a message on Facebook asking if she would be selling more. She didn't want to believe the earrings were hers until she knew for certain. “I zoomed in and they were mine,” says MacDonald.
Thanks to the “Kate Effect” (remember how fast her famous Issa engagement announcement dress flew off the shelves?) it’s not surprising that business is booming. “Since the start of this interview, I got three more orders on my Etsy store,” says MacDonald. But the designer isn’t about to let this change everything.
Many have asked MacDonald if the "Modern Ulu" earrings are going to be renamed after the Duchess, and whether the designer has would increase the price with growing demand for the jewellery. The answer to both questions is no. “I want everyone to be able to afford my jewellery,” she says.
The "Modern Ulu" earrings worn by the Duchess.
MacDonald grew up in the countryside, surrounded by nature. As a designer, she draws inspiration from the plants, flowers and landscapes around her.
“I’ve lived in many different places, and it seems like everywhere I live, my jewellery kind of changes,” she says. In Whitehorse, MacDonald has been experimenting with gold nuggets found in the Yukon, and she travels as far as Indonesia and Thailand to source gemstones.
At home in her studio, MacDonald crafts everything by hand herself, something that hasn’t changed despite the growing demand.
And while MacDonald was touched by the Kate Effect, her jewellery has its own effect – one that clearly made it worthy of Royalty.
You can order the same pair of bronze earrings, which MacDonald now engraves with a tiny letter K as a special detail, from her Etsy store.
Part of the fun of watching a Justin Timberlake/Jimmy Fallon skit is to see how long it takes one of them to laugh. We don't have to wait long this time. Just 41 seconds into a Camp Winnipesaukee bit on The Tonight Show, Fallon lets out his first giggle.
The skit basically summarizes all of our '90s camp experiences; the two play campers obsessed with "that new song they heard on the radio" – “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette.
Best friends forever.
Are you using it yet?
We're guessing you've heard of Proactiv? The founders behind the acne treatment line – dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields – also happen to be the savvy brains behind another skincare brand, aptly named Rodan + Fields, which zeros in on anti-aging treatment systems. The duo were recently in Toronto to talk about a super secret launch from said skincare brand, and while my lips are sealed on those details (guys, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement!), I can tell you my takeaway from meeting with them is that I need to start using retinoic acid like, five years ago.
According to Dr. Kathy Fields, who is still a practicing dermatologist and prof at Stanford School of Medicine in San Francisco, it's all about retinoic acid, which has been around for over 30 years.
"Retinoic acid is still the favoured molecule by dermatologists," says Dr. Fields. "It's vitamin A. It makes the pores look smaller because it debrides the pore [for all you word nerds, that means it unplugs the pore]. It helps normalize cell turnover, which is anti-wrinkle. It helps shed dark skin [think brown spots] and a little anti-cancer."
"If you have sun damaged skin, it helps normalize the epidermis," says Fields.
A few things to know about using retinoic acid:
But the number one anti-aging cream of all time, to infinity and beyond? Come on, you should know this by now.
The answer is sunscreen. "If you're not protecting your skin, you're toast," says Fields.