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Kate's secret beauty weapons

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

She looked fresh as a daisy after delivering the new princess with this small army of helpers on hand to help.

'Girl, you don't need makeup'

"Girl, wipe off that junk on your fah-chay ... oh, we see... maybe don't."

Oh, hold up, maybe you do.

How to choose a foundation


What's the difference between BB cream, tinted moisturiser and CC cream? 

Get Salma's bouncy curls

This week we've been crushing on Salma Hayek's glossy, voluminous curls.

Want to copy the Mexican beauty's glossy waves? Here's how to pick the best tool for the job.

Freaky beauty treatments

Victoria Beckham: A fan of placenta facials.

Drawing the line on bizarre beauty treatments.

In my beauty bag: Polly Harding

on't try and cover or conceal all your imperfections as that really is what makes you unique, says ZM's Polly Harding.

The rising radio star, co-host of ZM's afternoon Drive show, reveals her skincare and makeup must-haves.

Unmentionable beauty problems - and how to solve them

Stressed out over a few beauty problems?

Some beauty problems are worse than others. But - relax - there's usually a remedy.

Dentists offering liquid facelifts

Auckland beauty salon owner Hayley Robinson, 27, is frown-free after receiving Botox treatments from dentist Krystal Tarak.

Would you go to the dentist for a Botox-like facelift? An increasing number are.

In a soap star's beauty bag

The better you feel about yourself from the inside, the more you will radiate beauty, says Shortland Street's Amelia Reid-Meredith.

Shortland Street’s Amelia Reid-Meredith is all about celebrating inner beauty, but she relies on a few favourite products.

The crazy Kylie Jenner lip challenge (graphic content)


Do not try this at home as the results can be truly horrific.

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.

Hottest new shades for nails gallery

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.

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

Olaplex: Is hair damage a thing of the past?

Colour chameleon - Celebrities like Kim Kardashian colour their hair a lot. But has she heard of Olaplex?

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

Beauty budget brands on the rise 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? Run both across the back of your hand. The one that drags and pulls at the skin is the cheap one.

In my beauty bag: Sarah Hart

Botox done well, says Dr Sarah Hart, can make you look fresher, happier and more approachable.

What products does the doctor, as seen on TV's Ten Years Younger, trust to keep her looking great?

From hard times to Miss World NZ

Ceri McVinnie is a contestant in the Miss World New Zealand pageant - and she has an important message.

"I've been in an abusive relationship and I'd like to inspire other girls who were in the same situation."

Karen Walker does perfumes

Kiwi designer Karen Walker teamed up with French fragrance experts to release this trio of scents.

Kiwi designer teams up with top French fragrance experts to release a trio of signature scents. 

Meet the new Miss Pinup NZ

Anjelique Jones was named Miss Pinup NZ 2015 at The Very Vintage Day Out on Saturday.

Retro beauty Anjelique Jones has been named Miss Pinup NZ.

Watch how makeup has changed video

Unibrows were popular in Ancient Greece.

Yes, there really was a time when the monobrow and visible veins were must-have trends.

How to know your hair type

Sarah Jessica Parker

Flummoxed by all the styling products out there? Use these five checks to help you narrow your search.

Dermalogica: A skin saviour?

10042015. FFXTS-SUNSTUFF Photo:
Acne pimple skin blemish spot skin care girl. Beauty care girl pressing on skin problem face. Woman with skin blemish looking at mirror isolated. Beautiful young Asian Caucasian female model.

Some things you can count on through thick and thin.

Want hair worthy of Game of Thrones?

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys in <i>Game of Thrones</i>.

The women of the Seven Kingdoms sure know how to rock a braid - here's how to weave some magic at home.

Retro beauty pins hopes on title

"Last year it was won by an Aucklander so I need to bring it back home to the Waikato."

A Hamilton woman is shedding her diner uniform for couture in a bid for the coveted Pinup New Zealand title.

Get the look: Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham pairs healthy, glowing peachy shades with some enviable "I-just-woke-up-like-this" hair.

The model is giving J.Lo a run for her money with this radiant, peachy look. Here's how you can recreate it.

Are you beautiful or average? video

Which one would you choose? The overwhelming majority plumped for the door on the right in Dove's latest campaign.

Dove asked women to make that decision for a new video - and the results are astounding.

In my beauty bag: Carly Flynn

Carly Flynn finds good laughs with girlfriends and a spot of yoga keeps her feeling her best.

The TV personality has spent her fair share of time in the hair and makeup chair - here are her secrets.

Oh no, the mullet is back

A mullet-rocking model walks the runway at the Anne Sofie Madsen show during Paris Fashion Week.

Why Vogue, why? One appearance in the mag does not a trend make, but three? It's hard to argue with.

How to get 'rich girl hair'

It's glossy with a slight kink in it, but by no means is it a Victoria's Secret curl (so last year).

It's glossy, it's got a slight kink, it's ultra-conditioned - and it is seemingly the hardest thing to achieve at home.

Did Kylie Jenner do 'blackface'?

The photo shoot where Kylie Jenner looks like she is doing "blackface".

Youngest member of the Kardashian clan has come under fire for pictures of a photo shoot she posted online.

Beautiful and sustainable

Brianne West, founder of Sorbet Cosmetics, is on her way to global success.

A cosmetics firm started in a small Christchurch factory is jostling to the forefront of its industry.

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