Edward Cullen and Bella Swan Credits: Imdb.com Source: ELLE Canada
Today in news that will make you feel really old: Eight years ago, the very first Twilight movie hit theatres. If you're looking to round out your collection of Edward posters (no judgement) and other memorabilia, now you can own a piece of the vampire franchise.
Some 900 props and costumes from the set of all five of the Twilight movies will be auctioned off on November 19 and 20 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Before you book your flight to L.A.: bids can also be placed over the phone and online.
Visit the auction's official website for the full catalogue of items, but highlights include Jacob's motorcycle, Bella's engagement ring and every blood-stained Volturi battle costume you could ever want.
Kylie Jenner demonstrates her skincare routine on Snapchat. Source: Instagram.com/kylizzlesnapchats
Don't have time to commit to a 10-step routine? Just do this.
It would be nice if we could just eat and drink our way to perfect skin: a bite of salmon here, a glass or two or water there. “Unfortunately when you ingest things orally, they don’t necessarily go to the skin to give benefits,” says Dr. Kucy Pon, a Toronto-based dermatologist. “With regard to collagen-based drinks or food, there is not a lot of data in the medical literature to know whether there are true benefits to the skin.” Takeaway: Apply a topical product in addition to any supplements you might be taking.
If you do just one thing in your…
Exfoliate. “A healthy rate of skin-cell renewal is one of the key components of radiant and even-toned skin,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, who recommends the daily use of alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids.
"Scientific research shows that collagen and elastin production starts to decline in quantity and quality when we reach the age of 30,” he explains. A retinoid will stimulate new cell production and “inhibit the body’s natural enzymes that break down collagen.”
Add peptides into your routine. "They stimulate collagen in a very unique way,” says Gross. “The more receptors you put to work, the more firming you’ll see. If your concern is wrinkles or laxity, then it’s an important ingredient to look for in your products.” (See here for more info on why they are key.)
Skin is drier now than ever before. Use an oil, like Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules ($135 for 60), to hydrate and prevent water loss.
The bare necessities.
The new bareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder Foundation comes in 30 shades, including its deepest-ever colour offerings, thanks to new technologies and the removal of physical sunscreen, which allowed for the creation of richer pigments.
“It was a limiting factor for us,” says Bill Hughes, the brand’s senior director of global marketing and product development, of the SPF. “We believe in mineral sunscreen, but titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have a very ashy cast.”
Added in its wake: vitamins D and E, for hydration, and vitamin B6. “Customers with oily skin tend to be deficient in B6,” says Hughes. “So, along with the silica and mica, it will help control oil absorption.”
These minerals and vitamins are milled to create superfine particles, so the powder foundation avoids looking, well, powdery. Just make sure you apply sunscreen first.
bareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder Foundationn ($36), at sephora.com.
And by 'escape' we actually mean representing his grandmother on a tour of some Commonwealth countries.
Prince Harry's escaping the November gloom for a little pre-Christmas fun in the sun.
The redheaded royal is off on a solo tour of Antigua, Barbuda, St Kitts, St Lucia and (stop to catch breath) St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and finally Guyana. He'll be island hopping between November 20 and December 4.
Last time the royal went to the Caribbean we got this picture, so...lots to look forward to, friends.