Kate Middleton Wore the Perfect Baby Blue Outfit for Easter

On Sunday, the British royal family stepped out for Easter church services at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Although the entire brood looked expectedly dapper, it was once again Kate Middleton that stole the royal fashion show.

For the services, Middleton took an old favorite out of the back of her closet—a baby blue Alexander McQueen jacket she wore at least once before during a 2014 trip to Sydney, according to PopSugar. Middleton wore a matching dress underneath the tailored jacket and accessorized the coat with a coordinating Jane Taylor hat, which she also recycled from the same 2014 trip. Middleton then added a bit of sparkle to her look with the Robinson Pelham earrings she wore on her wedding day, a matching clutch, and simple suede Emmy London pumps. According to Footwear News, the pumps are made from kid suede, come with a 4.5-inch heel and retail for $545.

Middleton stepped into the church services—which also doubled as a birthday celebration for Queen Elizabeth, who turns 93 today—alongside her husband, Prince William. Other members of the royal family quickly joined them, including Princess Beatrice and her father Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, their daughter Lady Louise Windsor, and Mike and Zara Tindall. Prince Harry also made an appearance, however, his wife Meghan Markle skipped the service as her due date is quickly approaching.

Although we didn’t get to see Markle’s Easter fashion choices, she was still a part of the celebrations. At least in spirit. Prior to the services, both she and Prince Harry posted an adorable message to the Queen on their Instagram account to honor her birthday.

“Happy Birthday Your Majesty, Ma’am, Granny. Wishing you the most wonderful day,” the duo wrote in the caption of their post. They signed it, “Harry & Meghan.” And now that this year’s service is over we can start looking forward to next year’s service, where hopefully all the royal children—including Harry and Meghan’s new baby—will get to join in the fun too.

10 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of April 21, 2019

I’m sure you have a ton on your plate this week: work, exercise, making sure you get enough sleep, trying to see friends. But none of that is as important as these nine TV shows and movies, which will be premiering over the next several days. Seriously, your responsibilities can take a backseat to Avengers: Endgame and this new Netflix show about S&M. Throw your to-do list in the trash! Actually, just modify it by putting HBO’s new drama Gentleman Jack at the top.

Below, all the TV shows and movies to prioritize over everything else this week.

Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, Tori Kelly, John Legend, and Ciara are among the artists slated to appear in this tribute special. 8:00 P.M. ET on CBS

Gentleman Jack This historical drama, loosely based on real events, centers on a woman who tries to get ahead in the industrial revolution by marrying a wealthy woman. 10:00 P.M. ET on HBO

The Last Animals: In this new documentary, photojournalist Kate Brooks brings light to poachers killing northern white rhinos, which are an endangered species. 12 P.M. ET on National Geographic.

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson A new sketch-comedy series produced by the Lonely Island and featuring Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Tim Heidecker, Vanessa Bayer, Steven Yeun, and Cecily Strong. Streaming on Netflix

Bonding A New York City grad student who works as a dominatrix enlists her gay best friend to be her sex dungeon assistant. (Start playing “S&M” by Rihanna.) Streaming on Netflix

What a Girl Wants This early 2000s classic starring Amanda Bynes, in which she plays a girl finding her long-lost father in London, is leaving Hulu in May. So watch it now! Streaming on Hulu

Chambers Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn star in this new drama series about a teenager who begins having sinister impulses after receiving a heart transplant. Streaming on Netflix

Family Taylor Schilling stars in this indie dramedy about a career-obsessed woman whose life turns upside down after her estranged brother asks her to babysit. In theaters

Avengers: Endgame If Captain Marvel isn’t leading the ship by the end of this movie, then I’m rioting in the streets. In theaters

2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Inductees this year are Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. 9:00 P.M. ET on HBO

9 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of April 21, 2019

I’m sure you have a ton on your plate this week: work, exercise, making sure you get enough sleep, trying to see friends. But none of that is as important as these nine TV shows and movies, which will be premiering over the next several days. Seriously, your responsibilities can take a backseat to Avengers: Endgame and this new Netflix show about S&M. Throw your to-do list in the trash! Actually, just modify it by putting HBO’s new drama Gentleman Jack at the top.

Below, all the TV shows and movies to prioritize over everything else this week.

Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Boyz II Men, Tori Kelly, John Legend, and Ciara are among the artists slated to appear in this tribute special. 8 P.M. ET on CBS

Gentleman Jack: This historical drama, loosely based on real events, centers on a woman who tries to get ahead in the Industrial Revolution by marrying a wealthy woman. 10 P.M. ET on HBO

I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson: A new sketch comedy series produced by the Lonely Island and featuring Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Tim Heidecker, Vanessa Bayer, Steven Yeun, and Cecily Strong. Streaming on Netflix

Bonding: A New York City grad student who works as a dominatrix enlists her gay best friend to be her sex dungeon assistant. (Starts playing “S&M” by Rihanna.) Streaming on Netflix

What a Girl Wants: This early 2000s classic starring Amanda Bynes, in which she plays a girl finding her long-lost father in London, is leaving Hulu in May. So watch it now! Streaming on Hulu

Chambers: Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn star in this new drama series about a teenager who begins having sinister impulses after receiving a heart transplant. Streaming on Netflix

Family: Taylor Schilling stars in this indie dramedy about a career-obsessed woman whose life turns upside down after her estranged brother asks her to babysit. In theaters

Avengers: Endgame: If Captain Marvel isn’t leading the ship by the end of this movie, then I’m rioting in the streets. In theaters

2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Inductees this year are Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. 9 P.M. ET on HBO

Kate Middleton Had a Sweet Moment With Queen Elizabeth II at Easter Service

Celebrations are in order! Not only is it Easter Sunday, but today marks Queen Elizabeth II’s ninety-third birthday. As per tradition, the royal family attended Easter service at St. George’s Chapel (yes, the same one where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married) in Windsor.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was photographed arriving with Prince William, and the two seemed to be in good spirits. For the occasion, she chose a very spring-appropriate baby blue coat (another Alexander McQueen rewear), along with a matching dress underneath, a corresponding fascinator, and beige pumps. Their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, however, didn’t walk in with them.

Middleton also shared a sweet moment with the queen before heading into the chapel. First spotted by Elle, cameras caught the duchess giving the birthday girl a perfect curtsy and big smile.

Queen Elizabeth also went for a springy palette to celebrate her big day, though her coat and hat skewed more teal than Kate Middleton’s powder blue. Photographers caught her in another cute exchange with two young attendees who appeared to be giving her a bouquet of flowers for her birthday.

Prince Harry was also in attendance, but notably without Meghan Markle by his side. That’s hardly surprising though. The Duchess of Sussex is set to give birth any day now to her and Harry’s first child. Rumors have been circulating widely as to when the baby will come (or if it already has come), what the sex will be, where Markle will choose to have her child, and when she’ll first introduce the baby to the public. As is her right, she’s deciding to break with the protocol Middleton and Prince William followed for their three children and is asking for more privacy and recovery time before returning to the global stage. (I mean, really, can you blame her?)

So instead Harry walked into the church with his cousins Autumn and Peter Phillips.

Just think, this time next year, Baby Sussex will be joining for the holiday. Now those are Easter Bunny photos we’ll be wanting to see.

Kate Middleton Had a Sweet Moment With the Queen at Easter Service

Celebrations are in order! Not only is it Easter Sunday, but today marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd birthday. As per tradition, the royal family attended Easter service at St. George’s Chapel (yes, the same one where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married) in Windsor on Sunday morning.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was photographed arriving with Prince William, and the two seemed to be in good spirits. For the occasion, she chose a very spring-appropriate baby blue coat (another Alexander McQueen re-wear), along with a matching dress underneath, a corresponding fascinator, and beige pumps. Their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, however, didn’t walk in with them.

Middleton also shared a sweet moment with the queen before heading in for mass. First spotted by Elle, cameras caught the Duchess giving the birthday girl a perfect curtsy and big smile.

Queen Elizabeth also went for a spring-y palette to celebrate her big day, though her coat and hat skewed more than teal than Kate Middleton’s powder blue. Photographers caught her in another cute exchange with two young attendees who appeared to be giving her a bouquet of flowers for her birthday.

Prince Harry was also in attendance, but notably without Meghan Markle by his side. That’s hardly surprising though. The Duchess of Sussex is set to give birth literally any day now to her and Harry’s first child. Rumors have been circulating widely as to when the baby will come (or if it already has come), what the sex will be, where Markle will choose to have her child, and when she’ll first introduce the baby to the public. As is her right, she’s deciding to break with the protocol Middleton and Prince William followed for their three children and is asking for more privacy and recovery time before returning to the global stage. (I mean, really, can you blame her?)

So instead, Harry walked to in to the church with his cousins Autumn and Peter Phillips.

Just think, this time next year, Baby Sussex will be joining for the holiday. Now those are Easter Bunny photos we’ll be wanting to see.

I Replaced My Entire Beauty Routine With Only CBD Products

Recently one of my good friends went on a trip to Colorado and fully embraced the state’s legality of recreational marijuana. She came back with a newfound obsession with edibles—and some seriously glowing skin. When I asked her what was going on with her face, she casually said she’d started using CBD-infused oils and thought they were helping with her acne. The radiance probably had more to do with a stress-free vacation than a skin care product she had just started using, but it was enough to pique my interest in weed-based beauty.

I was aware the beauty world had been hitting the cannabis craze hard for the past few years, but until I started searching for a gateway serum of my own, I didn’t know just how hard. This past year, it seems like products made with CBD and cannabis seed oil lit up out of nowhere. Milk Makeup came out with a hemp-derived mascara and brow tint, aptly named Kush. Clean beauty destinations including Credo and Cap Beauty added pot-based products to their offerings, and entirely new skin care brands based around the ingredient have launched. The further down the weed rabbit hole I went, the more I realized I could easily replace not only my serum but all of my beauty products with their kush counterparts. So—and you can see where I’m going with this—that’s exactly what I did. For the sake of experimentation, I vowed to use only beauty products made with either CBD or hemp for a solid week.

For the uninitiated, CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. I know your first question: No, it won’t get you high like fellow cannabinoid THC. But it does pose certain legality issues depending on what it comes from. CBD derived from hemp is always legal while CBD derived from the marijuana plant is illegal except in states that have recreational or medicinal marijuana programs. While there is hard evidence showing that CBD and THC can reduce inflammation and pain when applied topically, the science behind their benefits in skin care is less clear, though many consider them solid sources of antioxidants and beneficial amino acids.

Before fully committing to my weeklong CBD experiment, I asked cosmetic dermatologist Shereene Idriss, M.D., of Union Square Laser Dermatology if she thought the ingredient was effective in skin care. It’s possible, she says. “There’s a 2014 study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that showed promising results for using CBD to treat acne.” Until additional research backs up those findings, she won’t advise her patients to use it, but she does have high (sorry) hopes for it.

OK, but would anything bad happen to me if I used it now? Probably not, says fellow NYC cosmetic dermatologist Sejal Shah, M.D., founder of Smarter Skincare Dermatology: “Generally CBD is well tolerated by all skin types, but be sure to look for it in products that best suit your skin type.” Essentially, the CBD wouldn’t cause irritation but another ingredient in the product might. “Just as you would with any new product, start ones containing CBD with caution and stop using it if develop a negative reaction,” she advised me.

Armed with that information, I began overhauling my vanity. Out went my Clé de Peau Beauté Le Sérum and Sisley Paris Black Rose Crème. In came counterparts from brands I hadn’t heard of, like Hora, Kana, and Khus + Khus. Much to my husband’s surprise and amusement, he found the Dove, Kiehl’s, and Oribe in our shower replaced with Ananda Hemp soap and CBD for Life shampoo and conditioner.

I had assumed that replacing all of my go-to products with their weed-based counterparts would feel like a huge undertaking, but with so many options available, the hardest thing was actually deciding which ones to use. I mean, how many CBD serums does a girl need? I also expected my bathroom to look (and smell) like one of those hippie gift stores you find in Woodstock, New York, and was pleasantly surprised to find that was far from the case. So many of the products were beyond chic.

Because I’m nothing if not dedicated, I also used CBD during all my usual self-care rituals. I got a CBD massage. I filled my baths with hemp milk and CBD-laced bath bombs. I surrounded myself with cannabis-scented candles and drank (probably illegal) THC tea. I slathered Charlotte’s Web CBD lotion all over my body and indulged my face with a CBD and lavender sleeping mask at night.

Some of the products, like a body serum I liberally applied after a shower without testing first, were particularly fragrant. “You smell like a forest,” my husband complained hours later. Others, like a hemp soap that was labeled “unscented,” smelled exactly the way I had envisioned all CBD products to and made me gag at first sniff. That one didn’t make its way into the mix.

Overall, though, I was shocked at how many of the items I really did like. A few caught my attention based on their packaging alone. There was none of the hippie-dippie flower-power tie-dyed designs that I had expected. In fact, some, like the black-bottled Hora Super Serum + CBD, were so pretty that I’d be willing to bet they’ll become beauty catnip for Insta. The Burkelman Sensory Seeker candle also fell into this category, but be aware that its cannabis resin, fernet, and clove scent is strong.

One of my favorite additions was the Kana Skincare Lavender CBD Sleeping Mask. It has moisturizing hyaluronic acid and soothing lavender oil in addition to antioxidant- and fatty-acid-rich CBD and hemp seed extract. Its whipped texture and light scent make it such a dream to apply before bed that I wish I could use it more than the recommended three times per week. I’m also keeping the CBD for Life Eye Serum. It’s unscented, gives off a cooling sensation when dotted under your eyes, and seems to keep the area hydrated longer than most of my eye creams. The peppermint-scented Vertly Lip Butter was another winner. I don’t know how much CBD benefit you really get from such a small amount, but I love the way it hydrates without feeling sticky or gloppy.

Outside of the THC-laced tea, the only time I really felt a change in my body was after the Chillhouse CBD massage. During the 50-minute treatment, a wonderful therapist named Vee kneaded the knots in my back into oblivion and then applied a cooling CBD oil at the end, which really alleviated some of the aches I usually get after a massage with medium-deep pressure. “Think of it like a better version of Ben-Gay,” Vee told me. I’ll be back for another one those for sure.

In the end, switching to all CBD beauty products for a week didn’t drastically change my life or my skin (not that anyone thought it would), but it did make me rethink those largely off-base stereotypes I had made about them. There is so much more out there than the patchouli-scented products I envisioned. So, while I may not be ready to join my friend in the edible club, I can safely say I now get the buzz around CBD beauty.

Ahead, shop the best of the bunch.

Best Spring Dresses for Women: Toile Trend

Normally, spring dresses are all about the florals. (If you can get Miranda Priestley saying “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking,” out of your head, that is.) But with the rise of prairie dresses, shoppers have opened their hearts and their closets to puffy sleeves, vintage-inspired prints, and other trends every season. For 2019, there’s another “It” style on the horizon, which combines different elements from great spring dress trends past: nostalgic patterns, soft colors, and prime Instagram-ability.

Toile-print dresses have been popping up everywhere since Selena Gomez wore an Oscar de la Renta two-piece last summer. “Toile” is a type of decorating, when a repeated pattern of a complex scene—normally something pastoral—is depicted against a white or off-white background. The graphic is charming like a floral, but has the same vintage vibe as your favorite prairie dress. And you can find it on everything from oversized silhouettes to strappy minis.

The latest wave of “It” dresses luckily don’t necessarily have to cost a couple thousand dollars: You can find it everywhere from Urban Outfitters to Tory Burch. If want an alternative to the prairie trend but are tired of the same-old florals, toile-print dresses are a happy medium that aren’t absolutely everywhere yet (just yet). Shop the best ones, ahead.

How to Make Your Nails Grow Faster: The Best Tips for Longer, Stronger Nails

Whether you’re the type who’s always on top of the latest nail trends—like, say, cow print—or prefer a short, simple mani in pale pink, strong, healthy nails are always a good thing. But actually getting them to the point you desire before they break off in uneven pieces is easier said than done (especially if you’re trying to go au naturel). Daily wear and tear lead to hangnails and snags, and polish and gel changes can weaken your tips over time. So how to actually grow nails out and keep them long? We chatted with pros to gather the best advice for stronger, healthier nails.

Maintain and hydrate your cuticles.
Remember this: Healthy cuticles equal healthy nails. “The main habit to break is picking, trimming, or manipulating your cuticles in any way,” says North Carolina dermatologist and nail specialist Chris G. Adigun, M.D. Cuticles act as both a seal and a barrier, keeping in hydration and keeping out possible infections. “Your cuticles are the last line of defense, acting as a shield to block the spread of bacteria from moving in on your nail,” celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann explains. “Cutting them can potentially irritate or infect your nail.” To avoid both, gently push them back instead of trimming.

Skip the nail hardeners.
While it may seem like a good idea to reach for a hardener that promises stronger nails, such products can actually do more damage than good. “They often cause nails to become so hard that they crack and break more easily,” Dr. Adigun says.

Moisturize more.
Dry hands are a major problem when it comes to maintaining nail strength and health. “Women don’t think that their nails and hands need to be treated like the skin on their face,” Lippmann says. “It wouldn’t occur to most of us to wash our face and not apply a moisturizer, but we wash our hands over and over and don’t apply lotion.” Dr. Adigun says “greasier” products such as Vaseline and Aquaphor are most effective because they seal in the moisture, but if you’re not into the Crisco feeling while you’re tapping on a keyboard, apply them only at night and use lighter creams with dimethicone or ceramides during the day. Also: Use a cuticle moisturizer every day (we like Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil). Ditto if you’ve exposed nails to drying solvents like acetone.

File strategically.
Keeping nails at a length that’s functional for your day-to-day life helps prevent breakage and tearing. When you file your nails, make sure you’re doing it correctly. “Shaping your nails may seem like a mindless activity, but it can actually weaken and break your nails if executed improperly,” Lippmann explains. Use a fine-grit file, start on the outside edge and pull towards the center—then continue to gently swipe across your nail in that one direction. Don’t saw the file back and forth, which creates too much friction and gives you frayed edges that catch and snag easily. Lippmann also recommends holding the file tilted underneath the tip. “This prevents over-filing by allowing you to see exactly what you are doing,” she says.

Always wear a base coat.
Even if you don’t have time for a full manicure, applying a hydrating and strengthening base coat can prevent the nails from peeling and becoming weak. Celebrity manicurist Ashlie Johnson recommends Chanel Le Base. “It’s packed with ceramides and peptides to fortify nails and promote growth,” she says. Dr. Adigun also recommends Dermelect Makeover, which has a keratin protein, peptide, for stronger tips.

Hulu’s Ramy Is Going to Be Your Next TV Obsession

As a millennial and a first-generation American, Ramy has a different outlook on life than his parents. Understandably, millennials are an easy target, but do you think there are any areas in which we should cut them some slack?

RY: I think millennials can get a bit of slack on still living at home. There used to be this stigma of, “Oh, you’re still living at your parents house?” But now it’s like, “Of course you are. Why wouldn’t you be?” There are real economic things to consider. But that being said, avocado toast is insane. It’s very expensive.

A large part of Ramy’s experience involves dating and his parents’ desire to for him to marry a Muslim woman. Have your parents ever tried to set you up before?

RY: No, they haven’t. My parents have been very cool about knowing what I’m trying to prioritize and giving me my space, so it hasn’t come up. My dad came here from Egypt and started working, so he didn’t get married until he was in his early 30s, which was a bit older for our culture. So I think my parents are like, “Oh, he still has time.” The pressure in the show is much different than in my real life.

That pressure would be a lot to contend with.

RY: I will say that the pressure [to be in a relationship] from Ramy’s friends in the show, though, is real. It’s this circle of practicing Muslim guys who are like, “Bro, you got to get married,” while every other group of guys is like, “Bro, don’t get married. Look at my life. Fucking live while you can.” That’s the trope. I’m the outlier with all my dudes who are practicing Muslims. Everyone’s married, has a kid on the way, and barely scratching the surface of 30. That’s super real.

How do you feel about the way we date today?

RY: I think we’re overwhelmed by the illusion of choice. There are all these apps and this idea that there’s someone better out there. It sounds kind of corny, but I don’t think you really find someone until you understand what you want. For a while I’ve known that there are just certain things I want to achieve before I bring in that energy. I haven’t really had a long-lasting relationship because I’ve known that it’s just not my time yet. But I feel that once you switch the gear and genuinely set your life up for what you want, you get what you want. It’s very internal.

So are you focused on work rather than dating right now?

RY: Yeah, I think there’s a balance that can come, but I always think about wanting to reach a level of creative understanding with myself and my work. Then it will make more sense to add people to this equation.

And would you do so via dating apps?

RY: Sure, why not? I don’t think it’s a bad way to meet people. You can actually get a little bit of a glimpse of something—it might not be much, but you can understand how good someone is at marketing.

Between Ramy and your upcoming HBO standup special, you’re quite a busy guy. How do you unwind?

RY: It sounds crazy, but I find myself unwinding when I do standup. There’s something about the grind of production, so when I’m able to go on stage it’s really fun. I always view it as an opportunity to talk with people while I still get to be louder than them, which is my favorite thing. But also, praying five times a day, which I don’t always do, helps me on set and in the writers room. It’s really grounding and a good way to mark time and get organized.

This Bridesmaid Says the Bride Suggested She Get an Abortion So Her Dress Fit Better

We’ve heard some wild tales of bad behavior by brides over the years, but this latest story may just be the most out-there (and frankly unbelievable) yet.

The Sun first reported the story, which was originally posted in a Facebook group about wedding shaming. In the post, a bridesmaid claims that her then-best friend (the bride whom she calls “Kate”) did not take the news of the bridesmaid’s pregnancy well—at all.

“About a year before the wedding, I found out I was pregnant. I was always told I couldn’t have kids and so obviously my daughter was not planned but I was over the moon,” she says, per The Sun. “So I told Kate, expecting excitement, right? Nope. She immediately told me that I was going to be so stressed trying to get my bridesmaid dress fitting on my own since I’d have to do it after everyone already had theirs (I was due in April, wedding was in June).”

The bridesmaid continued: “She reminded me that it was a kid free wedding, and then after thoroughly explaining how difficult her wedding would be for me, she said (verbatim) ‘so don’t you think it might be better for you to have an abortion?’ I had to read that one a few times.”

Wow. Just wow.

“I asked if she seriously just suggested I get an abortion to make her wedding go more smoothly?” she wrote. “She told me I was ruining my life and then called her mom to tell me to have an abortion … So (obviously) I didn’t speak to her again, got a wedding invite and never sent the RSVP back, and her eight months pregnant future SIL took my place as bridesmaid, she ended up with dresses that easily would’ve accommodated my postpartum body.”

We would agree that ending this relationship is for the best. And can someone tell this bride there are plenty of ways to throw a child-free wedding that don’t involve telling your bridesmaid what to do with her body?

See more: This Bride Thinks Her Pregnant Bridesmaid Owes Her a New Wedding for Upstaging Her