The week in celeb Instagrams gallery

JENNIFER LOPEZ: J.Lo getting ready for the MTV Movie Awards looks extraordinarily like a Basic Instinct sequel styled by Ivana Trump circa 1989 (especially once you clock that hot pink number on the far right). The checkup-at-the-OBGYN pose also proves she is not, unlike us, a Spanx dependant when it comes to a fancy night out.

J.Lo has a Basic Instinct moment, Kanye jumps in a lake and Blake Lively looks amazing even celery up her nose.

The rise of beauty budget brands gallery

ArtDeco's Cream Rouge for Cheek & Lips, $18 is a blendable, easywear blusher that adds a nice natural flush.

Want to know the difference between a cheap pencil eyeliner and an expensive one? 

The end of the wild child?

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Most of us rejoice in memories of our childhood freedoms - so why deny our own children the same experiences?

How to grow perfect pears

'Taylor's Gold' was first discovered in a Nelson orchard, and is now grown around the world.

With its delicate blossom, dappled shade and delicious fruit, this easy-to-grow orchard classic is a year-round delight.

Michael Buble, the body-shamer?

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Canadian crooner attacked by fans after posting an Instagram picture of a stranger with "hungry shorts".

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love & sex

Romance a reporter video

Reporter Kirsty Lawrence decided it was time to spice up her life, so with the help of MoreFM Taupo she was sent on a series of dates.

Seven decades of love

When Doreen Maindonald accepted an invitation to a dance with Graham McElroy she had no idea it would lead to a marriage spanning seven decades.

How to find love at the gym

The man who lives with two girlfriends

food & wine

Ten foods that are easy to DIY

Karen Martini's DIY ricotta.

Buying staples like stock and mayo doesn't make sense when they are so simple to make yourself.

Limes weren't enough to live on

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow lasts just four days on her much-mocked grocery shop using a food-stamp budget.

Pascall has taken the milk out of their Milk Bottles - and customers aren't very happy.

Do Milk Bottles taste ... different?

Pascall's creamy lollies have a new dairy-free recipe - and no-one seems to like it.

beauty

Swimsuit pic 'was not brave'

"THIS WAS NOT BRAVE." says Jessica Kane of this photo. Her courage-denying post has since had over 600,000 likes on Facebook.

Jessica Kane says that her posing in a swimsuit isn't courageous, whatever her size.

Olaplex: Is hair damage a thing of the past?

New technology could prevent the chemical damage that occurs during lightening.

Revlon is always coming up with creative nail art options, and the latest is its Transforming Effects Top Coats, $16.50 each. These eight new polishes can change the finish on your existing manicure to add matte, confetti, holographic and glaze effects.

Hottest new shades for nails gallery

Want to nail a new look for winter but on a tight budget? A DIY mani with one of these should do the trick.

fashion

Michael Buble, the body-shamer?

Michael Buble

Canadian crooner attacked by fans after posting an Instagram picture of a stranger with "hungry shorts".

The week's best & worst dressed gallery

Scarlett defies logic, Scherzinger oozes sex appeal, and Kylie goes Jekyll and Hyde.

At first she said no, but then she decided to pose naked for Allure. Why? To inspire other black and transgender women to celebrate who they are.

Her wonderful reason for posing naked

"I'm a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities I represent."

well & good

'No-one needs a large coffee'

Milk coffees like flat whites should be enjoyed with a meal or mid-morning or afternoon snack, not as an extra.

Your daily wake-up habit could be adding extra liquid calories you don't need.

'It's taken everything but my hope'

Tahlia Smith had the world at her feet as a performing arts student - but then Lyme disease struck.

How to stop 'gymphobia'

The six categories of obesity

life

Mum's crazy list of gift demands

A mum has received plenty of online criticism for sending this email to family members.

We're big kids' birthday party fans - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.

The secret lives of twins

They’re not telepathic, so how is it that some twins have an almost psychic connection? Michelle Duff finds out what it’s like to have a sibling who’s your mirror image.

Girls star bravely opens up video

The cowboy cross-dresser

home & property

Hunting for a family home only

Glenn and Debbie Bolan with children Micah, 2, and Melody, 1, changed their property hunting strategy to buy their Stanmore Bay home.

After months of no success, this Auckland family changed tactics - and The One was swiftly found.

Mall gets new lease of life

Around 4000 hopeful tenants join waiting list for bargain apartments in USA's oldest shopping complex.

Rupert Murdoch's New York penthouse is spread over three floors of the luxury tower.

Murdoch's selling NY penthouse

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has listed his New York penthouse for an eye-watering $93.75 million.

luxury

Crazy new must-have of the super-rich

A top dog life - A pup at Somerset House during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015.

A dog nanny: akin to that of a governess, but entrusted with a slobbering pug in a pink diamond-studded collar.

Jeremy Renner's $6m property gallery

A 1920s house with a 550m 'great room', renovated by Jeremy Renner and his business partner, is up for sale.

LOW MAINTENANCE: Kim Kardashian uses three different make-up artists depending on how 'ethnic' or 'glam' she wants to look.

Kim K's $2600 make-up routine

It starts with a $600 moisturiser...

weddings

Introducing Clarissa & James gallery

Clarissa & James

This long-time couple dodged a storm to tie the knot in a "perfect" outdoor ceremony - thanks to a little bit of magic.

Greatest wedding venue ever? video

Kiwi couples are lining up to get married in this living, green church in the Waikato.

The newly engaged Richie and Lizzie (centre) with Irish rock band Kodaline.

Band help fan pull off epic proposal video

This pair met at a Kodaline concert - so what better way to pop the question than by roping in the band itself?

Video

Woman chomps on cockroach in Big Mac

Woman says she will never eat a Big Mac again after chewing on a cockroach in her burger.

Parenting

Their 4-year-olds eat what?

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08:  Actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka attend the Broadway Opening night of "The Audience" at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 8, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Neil Patrick Harris' young twins, who would eat oysters over burgers, set an example for fussy kids everywhere.

The mother of all dilemmas

OPINION: My wife's three-month break from paid work ends on Monday – and she can't wait.

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Breastfeeding photos allowed

Instagram finally updates guidelines to let feeding mums and tots be seen - but female nipples are still a problem.

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Furry Friday: Delicious ginger cats

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Prince Harry agrees that redheads rule, but do redheaded cats? These ones certainly do.

Confessions of an X-Phile

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I may have, at one point, penned an ode by rewriting lyrics from Shaggy's Mr Boombastic.

Dunhill's amazing rescue story

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How an army of pet lovers banded together to help find a blind and deaf dog.

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