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Her skincare specialist explains.
When you get a bespoke facial from Jennifer Brodeur at Bella Clinique in Montreal, you’ll also meet “Max,” the LED-light-therapy machine that Brodeur designed in 2003 and always refers to as a person. (It’s actually called “Max+.”)
The machine, she explains, harnesses research from NASA and uses light wavelengths to treat skin concerns. Skin cells absorb the UV-free light as energy. Red-light wavelengths, for example, are said to stimulate fibroblasts to create collagen, while yellow light tightens skin.
“It’s interesting because you don’t feel anything, so a lot of clients at first were like, ‘Are you sure you’re doing something?’” she says, laughing. Any disbelievers can call Oprah; Brodeur has been treating her since 2012.
The royals are not known for overt displays of emotion (unless you're Princess Charlotte and there are balloons involved). Which is why you have to realllly read between the lines to see the touching way Kate Middleton payed tribute to Princess Diana today.
The Duchess of Cambridge (with husband) was in Manchester today, wearing a rather lovely checked Erdem frock coat. The pair had several engagements, but the one with the coat connection is a hospice that Princess Diana opened way back in 1991, wearing, you guessed it, a rather lovely checked frock coat.
And sure, Diana's was red and very shoulder-padded, but many royal watchers are reading this as Kate's little nod toward the legacy of her mother-in-law.
In related news, Kate's hair looked SO GOOD.
Princess Charlotte is a young woman of many passions—not only is she a balloon enthusiast and ardent wearer of smocked dresses, but it turns out the littlest Windsor is totally horse mad.
In fact, not only is Char into ponies, but she's also already horseback riding, which is a fairly impressive feat for someone who can barely walk on their own.
Char's mom (this nice lady named Kate, we think you'll like her) shared the details of the 1 year old's new hobby at a reception at Buckingham Palace today, telling an Olympic equestrian:
"Charlotte is really enjoying her riding. She has this passion for horses."
The 17 month old takes after her great-grandmother Elizabeth who's famous for her love of horses, and her second cousin Zara, who almost made it to the Olympics herself this year.
It looks like a pint of Guinness, tastes like a cold brew, and is only available in one Canadian Starbucks location—but it's not on the secret menu. So what is this mystery drink launching RN in Canada?
It's nitro coffee, which in terms of coffee trends is 2016's answer to 2015's obsession with pour over (and apparently an extension of our obsession with cold coffee in general, which Starbucks says is actually a growing part of our morning coffee order, even in the winter).
So what is it, and how is not just cold brew? Well, it is cold brew in the sense that it's based on the same intial process (steeping coffee for 20 hours in cold water) but then things get science-y when they infuse it with nitrogen. This is key because it's crisp and cold without any ice added, excellent news for anyone who's ever hated how watered down the end of your iced coffee sometimes tastes.
Nitro cold brew is currently only available at one location in Canada (Brookfield Place in Toronto) but word on the street is that they'll be rolling it out at more locations A-to-the-SAP.