Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘need a break’ post Megxit so won’t be launching brand soon, claims royal expert

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are “taking a few months off” before launching their brand as they “need a break” post Megxit, claims a royal expert. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did their final post on their Sussex Royal Instagram page last week after stepping down as senior working royals on Tuesday. 

The couple are reported to have moved from Canada to LA with 10-month-old Archie, and were rumoured to be working on their new brand. 

However, royal commentator Omid Scobie said on the Heir Pod podcast, that the pair have “surprised everyone” by taking time off after dropping their HRH titles. 

A royal source told The Sunday Times that Prince Harry may be biding his time over staying in the US permanently, saying: “The duke has not made an application for dual citizenship and I don't think he will apply for a green card at any point.”

If Prince Harry was to have US citizenship, he would have to renounce his titles in the UK and would be exposed to US taxation on his earnings across the world.

It has not been confirmed if he entered the country last month on a 90-day visa waiver programme. 

It is possible he could have entered using a diplomatic or a special visa, such as the O-1 visa for 'individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement' or one for entrepreneurs who are willing to invest in America. 

Royal expert Omid spoke of how the couple will now “take a break” as they relax into life across the pond in Malibu. 

He said: “It is interesting because we had such a build-up since January to the departure of Meghan and Harry stepping back as senior working royals.

“Suddenly on March 31 it sort of crept up on us really quickly, we had the couple announcing the beginning of their transition period over the next year on Instagram.

“At the same time, they were announcing that they are closing down their social media and their website and taking a break for the next few months. I think it has really taken everyone by surprise.

“Because there was so much talk about the couple preparing projects and ready to launch initiatives. When actually it was two people that were like, ‘We need a break too’.”

The duke and duchess said on Instagram last week that they hope to continue their charity work behind the scenes.

This follows royal commentator Camilla Tominey claiming on This Morning that all plans to “rebrand as celebrities” have been put “on ice”. 

She said: “What's interesting is, this week they were meant to be launching their life as non-royals. 

I think they regarded it as not only inappropriate to be rebranding at a time like this,but equally, they aren't going to get the column inches they wanted.

“Today marks the end of that transition period, where they were meant to officially step down, but of course due to the coronavirus outbreak they haven't been able to do that. They've effectively put these all on ice. 

“I think they regarded it as not only inappropriate to be rebranding at a time like this,  but equally, they aren't going to get the column inches they wanted.”

The couple now aim to become financially independent, with the former actress' first gig after quitting the royal family being revealed to be voicing a Disney documentary on elephants.

Meghan Markle has not seen her beloved mum Doria since moving back to Los Angeles due to coronavirus crisis.

Meghan and Harry are said to be househunting for a permanent home — and are currently social distancing in a secluded mansion in a private gated community.

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Chloe Madeley and James Haskell share latest home workout for getting toned in lockdown – which needs NO equipment

IF YOU'RE keen to get moving while in coronavirus lockdown, James Haskell and Chloe Madeley have come to the rescue.

The fitness-loving couple have created a 35-minute home HIIT workout that's designed to keep you strong in quarantine – and you need absolutely zero equipment.

Speaking to Fabulous, the former English rugby player, 35, said: "This time in quarantine is a great opportunity to stay fit and exercise.

"A healthy body will help you deal with any virus and illness. Chloe and I put together a simple workout that anyone can do.

"You don’t need any equipment just your body, a stop watch and some great tunes."

The ex-I'm A Celebrity star has teamed up with independent record label Defected for the workout – featured at the top of this article – which includes tracks from his latest 'Back Row Beats' compilation.

It comes as James' wife Chloe, 32, recently launched a 12-week stay-at-home transformation plan on her website.

The daughter of presenters Richard Madeley and Julie Finnigan explained to the Sun On Sunday the importance of staying active during the pandemic.

She said: “Both mentally and physically, it is really important to have something to wake up for.

“Whether it’s walking the dog, going for a walk or working out to my circuit, self-care is so important.

“Now, more than ever, it is important to stay healthy.”

In other celebrity news, we told you how Mrs Hinch's baby Ronnie has produced his first painting – and he didn't create any mess.

We also revealed how Stacey Solomon has turned empty candles into a DIY bird bath and feeder.

And Tom and Giovanna Fletcher's kids record epic version of Cars 2 song.

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After Seeing These Products at Old Navy, I'm Inspired to Create a Mini Spa Night at Home

After Seeing These Products at Old Navy, I’m Inspired to Create a Mini Spa Night at Home

When it comes to creating before-bed routines, I’m the type of person who will shorten everything I possibly can in order to get to bed faster. Though I may want to take a long hot shower and do a face mask and tend to my under-eyes, I’m much more likely to make it a habit if it’s easy to adopt and even easier to complete. After scrolling through Old Navy this morning and seeing its massive inventory of cozy items and beauty products, I’m completely inspired to create a bedtime routine that I know I can stick to. From a pillow spray that will put me in a calm mood, to under-eye masks I can pop on while I watch The Office in bed (for the 30th+ time) and even cute loungewear, here are nine ideas that can help you create a mini spa moment if you have the time!

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Treat yourself to a pick-me-up with our guide to the best items to snap up now – The Sun

PURCHASE a pick-me-up and give your wardrobe a lift with some high street clobber.

From online-only brands such as Asos and Boohoo to our favourite stores’ websites like Topshop and Marks & Spencer, Fashion Stylist Abby McHale brings you the best bargains to snap up now.

FOR WOMEN

ASOS.COM: Best for tops

Joggers and a nice top seem about right and Asos has a lot of stylish blouses, shirts and T-shirts with discounts, so you can make sure you’re ready for those all-important social interactions over video call. Make the most of table-top dressing.

Discounts: Up to 50 per cent off.

Delivery: Standard £4 delivery Monday to Sunday, or next-day delivery (NDD) £5.95 arriving between 7am and 10pm.

Returns: Extended limit to 90 days. If you have to return a prouct after this time you will receive a gift voucher rather than money back.

  • Leopard print top, £25, now £12.50 – buy now

SAVE: £12.50

  • Floral top, £25, now £12.50 – buy now

SAVE: £12.50

 

BOOHOO.COM: Best for dresses

Online giant Boohoo has hundreds of frocks to choose from. It has everything from casual, midi and bodycon dresses. Easy to throw on or great for dressing up for date nights.

Discounts: Up to 70 per cent off everything.

Delivery: Standard £4.99 in five working days, NDD £5.99 if you order before 11pm Sunday to Friday or by 9.30pm Saturdays.

Returns: The brand is now giving people twice as long, 28 days.

  • Lilac dress was £18, now £10 – buy now

SAVE: £8

  • Floral dress was £25, now £20 – buy now

SAVE: £5

NASTYGAL.COM: Best for wardrobe staples

Nasty Gal has a whole section dedicated to wardrobe staples, from basic T-shirts to denim and jackets, and it has all the basics at very reasonable prices.

Discounts: Between 40 and 50 per cent off each day.

Delivery: Running as usual but the brand is telling people at the checkout when their parcel will be delivered. Next-day delivery £5.99, or standard delivery in three to five working days is £3.99.

Returns: Extended limit to 28 days.

  • White T-shirt was £6, now £3 – buy now

SAVE: £3

  • Orange top was £12, now £6 – buy now

SAVE: £6

ACCESSORIZE.CO.UK: Best for earrings

Jazz up your ears. From delicate studs, through to to sparkly drop styles, it’s all about the ear candy when FaceTiming.

Discounts: 50 per cent off selected lines.

Deliveries: Free orders over £30 and all deliveries are contactless.

Returns: Window has been extended from 14 days to 60.

  • Green earrings were £6, now £4.80 – buy now

SAVE: £1.20

  • Leopard earrings were £8, now £6.40 – buy now

SAVE: £1.60

TOPSHOP.COM: Best for shoes

Put your best foot forward and step into some of the most stylish shoes online right now. Topshop has a fantastic selection to help you strut your stuff with serious style.

Discounts: Up to 30 per cent off.

Delivery: Free delivery over £50, delivered in up to four working days. Next-day delivery £6, order before 9pm weekdays, 5pm on weekends.

Returns: Once stores are back open you have 14 days to return items bought in store. For online orders, returns have been extended to 45 days.

  • White trainers were £32, now £28.80 – buy now

SAVE: £3.20

  • Blue sandals, were £42, now £38 – buy now

SAVE: £4

MARKSANDSPENCER.COM: Best For underwear

M&S is known for its lingerie, from basic T-shirt bras to the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Autograph collection. Every woman knows the secret to feeling good is pretty undies.

Discounts: Up to 70 per cent off sale items.

Deliveries: Order by 8pm for next-day delivery, costing £3.99.

Returns: Has extended its window to 90 days – except for sale items, for which you have 14 days. Use the local postal service to return items, which you do have to pay for.

  • Yellow bra, £12, or 2 for £18; briefs, £8 – buy now

SAVE: £6

  • Pink bra, £9.50, or two for £18 – buy now

SAVE: £1

GEORGE.COM: Best for loungewear

George has a Home Comforts section on its homepage full of comfy jogging bottoms, co-ords and jumpers. You can kit the whole family out in comfies.

Discounts: Up to 50 per cent off sale items.

Deliveries: Free deliveries over £30.

Returns: 100 days of free returns, George states refunds may take longer than normal but you can return items in store or via the Post Office, where you need to pay.

  • Tiger print jumper was £14, now £7 – buy now

SAVE: £7

  • Lilac jumper was £10, now £5 – buy now 

SAVE: £5

NEWLOOK.COM: Best for denim

Denim does not just stop with jeans, New Look has a wide selection to choose from, including boilersuits and dresses. The range also features pieces from their Be Kind line, where the clothes have all been sourced sustainably.

Discounts: Twenty-five per cent off until Monday.

Delivery: Free home delivery on orders over £25.

Returns: You now have 90 days for returns, which are free, and the retailer has a helpful tool on its website which means that if if you have any concerns about online shopping, it will answer your questions.

  • Spotted top was £22,99, now £17.25 – buy now
  • Jeans were £22.99, now £17.25 – buy now
  • Bag was £19.99, now £14.99 – buy now

SAVE: £10.74

  • Denim dress was £25.99, now £19.50 – buy now

SAVE: £6.49

 

What is KLARNA?

LOOK out for Klarna when online shopping as some of these brands have this option at the till.

Klarna allows you to pay in three instalments, with the first taken from your card when ordered. The following two payments are taken 30 and 60 days after purchase and delivery is added to the bill. If you return the item, you still have to pay for delivery.

FOR MEN

BURTON.CO.UK: Best for suits

Discounts: 40 per cent off everything.

Deliveries: Free home delivery on standard orders, which take four working days. £5.95 for next-day delivery if you order before 9pm.

Returns: Has extended its policy to 45 days for online orders or 14 days for in-store purchases once the store reopens. It is also offering to pick up your parcel for free from home through Hermes.

  • Blue check suit jacket, was £90, now £63 – buy now
  • Trousers, were £50, now £35 – buy now

SAVE: £42

JACKJONES.COM: Best for denim

Discounts: 70 per cent off selected items.

Deliveries: Free delivery on orders over £60 which will arrive within 3-5 working days.

Returns: 100 days of free returns through Hermes, CollectPlus and DHL.

  • Jeans, were £65, now £35 – buy now

SAVE: £30

DEBENHAMS.COM: Best for shirts

Discounts: 30 per cent off in its spring spectacular.

Deliveries: Five days for standard delivery or £3.99 for next-day.

Returns: If you have bought in-store you will have 14 days to return the product once the store reopens. Online orders are still the usual 28 days with a free Hermes label to return.

  • Pink shirt, was £40, now £25, Lands’ End at debenhams.com  – buy now

SAVE: £15

JOHNLEWIS.COM: Best for jackets

Discounts: 30 per cent off selected menswear.

Deliveries: Deliveries running as normal, £6.95 for next-day. Free on orders over £50.

Returns: You will have 35 days once stores reopen to return anything bought in person, online orders are up to 35 days by returning by Post Office, Hermes or CollectPlus.

  • Brown jacket, was £99, now £48.30 – buy now

SAVE: £50.70

TOPMAN.COM: Best for T-shirts

Discounts: 30 per cent off everything.

Deliveries: Free UK delivery.

Returns: Products bought from store will be returnable 14 days after it is open again. Online returns have been extended to 45 days.

  • T-shirt, was £27.99, now £19.59 – buy now

SAVE: £8.40

JDSPORTS.CO.UK: Best for sportswear

Discounts: 50 per cent off Nike.

Deliveries: Standard delivery is £3.99 or free for orders over £70 and will take 3-7 working days to arrive.

Returns: Free returns at Asda or return in 28 days via Hermes or CollectPlus.

  • Nike trainers, were £140, now £80 – buy now

SAVE: £60

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This Kate Middleton-Loved Brand Has the Prettiest Staples for Spring — Starting at $45











Buy It! Boden Ingrid Print Long Sleeve Dress, $152 (orig. $190); nordstrom.com

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Celebrity Hairstylist Ashley Streicher Shares DIY Haircare Tips

While we’re social distancing and in quarantine, we’ve also been missing out on our blowout and styling appointments. 

To help Us have some sort of normalcy while we are stuck at home, Ashley Streicher, celebrity hairstylist to Mandy Moore, Emily Blunt, Mila Kunis, Rachel Brosnahan, Kiernan Shipka and more shared her tips for getting healthy hair, mastering a blowout for a Zoom conference or FaceTime date and trimming your bangs and layers at home.

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Streicher’s top recommendations? “Use a hair mask, heat-free style when you can and let your hair grow out, so when you do get to go back to the salon for your next haircut, your hair stylist will have something to work with and possibly be able to have a new style,” she tells Stylish.

What to avoid right now: “Over washing your hair can make it very dry and at the same time, make your scalp create more sebum, which makes your roots greasy,” she shares.

“During this time I would encourage people to wash your hair a little less. I would recommend washing it 2-3 times a week depending on your hair type and using a mask like Garnier’s Hydrating Treat Mask with Aloe Extracts once a week to get your hair super healthy,” the hairstylist continues. 

Even if you’re packing in the at-home workouts, there’s no need to wash your hair every time you get your sweat on. “Sweat is not greasy or dirty, especially if you are a healthy person with good eating habits,” she dishes.

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In fact, Streicher says that sweat can actually be used as a great natural salt spray. “Sweat can give you great volume and texture. … After sweating, let your hair down and don’t touch it, let it dry completely and then use a clean dry shampoo,” she says. “Do not blow dry it after a workout though, as that can create frizz,” she warns.

If you are craving that fresh blowout feeling you’d get after visiting the hair guru at Striiike, a beauty studio in Beverly Hills run by Ashley and her two sisters Jenn and Kristie Streicher where hair, makeup and brows are crafted, here are the steps you need to follow: 

“Spray a bit of Garnier’s Fructis Invisible Dry Shampoo into the roots of your hair and give yourself a little head massage, getting all of your roots moving to help absorb any oil. Next, section out the front of your hair, mostly the hairline, and take a small round brush and smooth it out while also getting some volume. This gives the illusion that you have a fresh blowout,” she reveals.

If that’s not enough of a pick-me-up for you and your bangs or layers are in desperate need of a trim, Streicher says sticking with very small and very sharp scissors is key. “The small scissors help so that you can only take a little bit at a time, which keeps you from lopping off big chunks of hair on accident. … I also recommend cutting them dry and as you wear them, so that way you will know exactly how they will lay,” the hair guru adds.

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And if you’re looking an easy DIY style, Streicher says hydrating products, hair accessories and braids can make all the difference. “Try air drying out of the shower with a little Whole Blends 10 in 1 Miracle Nectar or use  Garnier  Fructis Style Pure Clean  Detangler and  Air Dry for a nice beachy look,” she spills. 

“I also love bright and colorful Chunks clips for a cool, bright pop of color and instead of over styling, try some braiding tutorials and learn some heat-free techniques,” Streicher suggests.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tell team to nix ANY work that pokes fun at the Queen or royal family, insider claims

PRINCE Harry has reportedly banned his and Meghan Markle’s new team for taking on any future projects that “mock” or “make fun of” the Queen or the royal family. 

According to the DailyMail, the Duke of Sussex, 35, has told their agent, Nick Collins of The Gersh Agency, that the couple will not do anything that is “detrimental to the Queen.”

Nick worked with Meghan during her days in Hollywood and is handling all film, TV and philanthropic ventures that come their way. 

Meghan’s first project after stepping back as senior royals is narrating the new Disney documentary Elephant, which airs tomorrow on Disney+.

It comes after Prince Harry was filmed revealing Meghan’s interest in being involved in a project to Disney chief Bob Iger at last July's London premiere of the Lion King, while the couple were still royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now aim to become financially independent, and experts have predicted they could Meghan alone will easily be earning a quarter of a billion dollars each year for the foreseeable future.

Speaking to MailOnline, Top PR guru Max Markson said: "They can write their own pay cheque because they are Harry and Meghan. The world is literally their oyster".

However, Harry has insisted that the couple will not play off any connection to the royal family, even if the price tag is huge. 

Sources said he doesn’t want to spark further “bad blood” by using his royal links for money. 

The source said: “Offers have come flooding in to Collins for Harry and Meghan. They are worth tens of millions of dollars and some offers are absolutely in their wheelhouse of charity ideas, however some are straight up advertising and marketing promotions and commercials.

“However, Harry has instructed his and Meghan's team to nix anything that in any way could be negative towards the royals. Essentially anything that is negative to the Queen, Prince Charles, his brother or the throne is off limits.

“It shows that even though he has stepped away from royal life, he does not want to upset his grandmother or father.”

It has been claimed that Nick has received offers from everyone from banks to liquor firms to sporting companies and entertainment firms. 

Nick has maintained a friendship with Meghan, after representing her during her time on hit legal TV show Suits, and he also attended their 2018 royal wedding. 

The Gersh Agency, where Nick started as an assistant in 2005 and later worked up to a partner in 2015 and Co-Head of Talent three years ago, has worked with the likes of Kristen Stewart, Adam Driver, Tobey Maguire and Jamie Foxx. 

It was announced that Harry is working with Oprah Winfrey on a TV documentary, which is said to be scheduled for later this year. 

This follows the couple attending an exclusive JPMorgan event in Miami in February, where Harry gave a speech.

We shared how Meghan Markle ‘always wanted full-on Hollywood lifestyle and will be excited to show off Prince Harry’ pal says.

And Meghan and Prince Harry ‘house hunt in same LA area Diana wanted to live’.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Every Bra Worth Owning

Your Ultimate Guide to Every Bra Worth Owning

Shopping for a new bra can be overwhelming, to say the least. There are thousands of options out there, and finding the one that’s just for you and your body type is no easy feat. To help you find the best choices, we went on a mission to uncover the styles every woman should own. We came up with eight. From a push-up bra to a useful strapless choices and, of course, a sports bra, your wardrobe won’t be complete without them. Keep reading for more information on how to wear them and when to replace them. Take a look and shop all our top picks and add the ones you love most to your shopping cart.

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Why Is My Skin So Dry In Quarantine? A Dermatologist Explains

Your dating life may not be the only thing drying up as we all stay inside to #flattenthecurve. Cue a whole lotta dry skin. In an unofficial poll of my group of galpals, I found a little bit of solace knowing that excessively dry—and sometimes flaky(!)—skin is something a lot are experiencing in quarantine (in addition to perhaps one too many Zoom happy hours).

“Skin is getting dry for a few reasons. When you are inside all day and the heat is on, the humidity in the air diminishes and that translates into less moisturizer for your skin,” says Nava Greenfield, MD, a New York dermatologist and advisor for Belli Skincare.

Dr. Greenfield explains that, usually, going outside and experiencing a change in climate typically helps with stimulating oil glands to produce more moisture, but that’s not something many of us can do at the moment. Pair that with an influx of showering and constant hand-washing, and we’re now stripping away the skin’s natural oils as well as any moisturizer that was applied earlier on in the day.

So, what’s a lady under quarantine to do? For your body, Dr. Greenfield suggests creams or oil-based formulas with hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil, ceramides, cocoa butter, and avocado. “This is usually something you’d have to scoop for a jar or squeeze from a tube, as opposed to lotion which you typically pump.”

For your face, seek out products that are not as heavy, with ingredients including glycerin, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C and E. “Aim to use these products two to three times more per day than what you would typically do,” she suggests. “Adding in afternoon and late-morning moisturizing in addition to morning and night might be all you need.”

The good news? There is a light at the end of this Netflix-and-WFH tunnel: Clear skin awaits. “I have seen many of my patients break out while in quarantine, but I would not be surprised if faces clear up once the stress is lifted and we are able to go outside again,” says Dr. Greenfield.

Ready to make dry skin a thing of the past? Look no further than these10 editor-tested solutions for your precious skin.

For Face

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Moisturizing Cream with Bakuchiol Natural Retinol Alternative – 1.8 ounces (Packaging May Vary)Burt’s Beesamazon.com$12.58SHOP NOW

Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS, or petrolatum, this all-day moisturizer brightens skin and improves firmness. It’s also got Vitamin E and bakuchiol, a natural alternative to retinol.

GOOPGLOW 20% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Glow Serum goopsephora.com$125.00SHOP NOW

This daily serum uses both 20% Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, which work together to help brighten the appearance of your skin while amping up the hydration factor. Put on your chemist hat and mix together the pure Vitamin C powder with the serum activator, and make sure to use the contents within three months of activation for best results.

Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C + Tri-Peptide Collagen Protecting & Brightening Serum – 1 fl ozblisstarget.com$24.99SHOP NOW

We’re all trying to amp up our body’s natural defense mechanisms against infection. Find comfort that this moisturizer has got your skin covered, too. Complete with green tea extract to help reinforce your skin’s natural defenses, this vegan, cruelty-free formula from Bliss will boost your skin’s elasticity while offering up intense hydration.

nature in a jarphilosophyphilosophy.com$49.00SHOP NOW

With prickly pear fruit extract and shea butter, this one sounds like a treat. Another prime ingredient: Cica, otherwise known as tiger grass. Fun fact: Injured tigers often rub against it to help heal their wounds (aka prepare to channel your inner lioness).

Moisture Lock Overnight Masktruebotanicals.com$75.00SHOP NOW

Is there anything more fun than waking up with a fresh face? This overnight mask hydrates, plumps, and smooths with the help of plant-derived hyaluronic acid, mango butter, and squalane.

F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask Drunk Elephantsephora.com$52.00SHOP NOW

That play on words, though. This balm is meant for evening application, the last step in your turn-down routine. Wear it as an overnight mask, and layer it with a facial oil (try their Virgin Marula) for an extra hydration boost.

Skin Recovery Lotionreneerouleau.com$43.50SHOP NOW

If your skin is super aggravated, this is your new BFF. The combination of bisabol — a soothing plant-based anti-irritant derived from chamomile, and mallow extract — an anti-redness hydrator that gives some TLC to sensitive skin, are complete game-changers.

For Body

Resuscitate Hand Balmterres-dafrique.com$43.00SHOP NOW

Complete with jojoba and baobab oil, this balm prevents the loss of moisture while also penetrating deep into the epidermis to help restore your skin’s natural integrity.

Soothing Hand Cream – Almondweledaweleda.com$10.61SHOP NOW

Made with irritated skin in mind, this almond-oil infused lotion is fast-absorbing. I’ve gone through an entire tube of it within a week’s time in the past, craving the locked-in moisture feeling tapping away on my keyboard all day.

Vitamin B5 Body LotionMALIN and GOETZbloomingdales.com$35.00SHOP NOW

We know that essential fatty acids are a good part of our diet, sure. But they’re also really great for your skin when it comes to long lasting nourishment. This Malin + Goetz pick has avocado and grape seed oil to stave off dryness.

Body Cream HinokiLe Labonordstrom.com$44.00SHOP NOW

If the thick, buttery feel of this body cream doesn’t win you over, the smell will. The hinoki scent of this plant-based body cream, made with shea butter and coconut oil, is inspired by the soothing, fresh scent lingering around the Buddhist temples of Mount Koya in Japan.

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Louis Vuitton’s dreamy new Escale collection is the escapism we need

In uncertain times, many of us dream of escape, perhaps to a far-away beach, where the sun shines and salt water laps softly against bare legs.

Such is the inspiration behind Louis Vuitton’s just-launched collection for spring, aptly named LV Escale, which translates to a stopover on a journey. The tie-dye printed goods (including ready-to-wear, accessories and swimwear) range from deep blue to warm pink colorways.

Reinventions of the French label’s greatest hits — like this “Speedy” carryall, now finished in cheerful pastels — suggest happier days ahead.

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