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Prince George turns 3 on July 22 and we're celebrating this royal cutie with a few look at some his most adorable moments. Can you handle the cuteness?
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome their first child. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge is born on July 22, 2013.
Prince George is christened in St James's Palace chapel on October 3, 2013. Just look at what he's wearing!
The royals wave goodbye to Canberra, Australia as Prince George's first official trip comes to a close. The prince was clearly hard at work, he looks so exhausted!
For the Prince's first birthday, the Royal Family releases pictures of George having fun at the Sensational Butterflies exhibit at London's Natural History Museum, and some of his first steps taken in public.
Prince George poses with his new baby sister. Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is born on May 2, 2015. The cutest royal siblings we've seen in a while.
To mark the Queen's 89th birthday, Prince George stole the show with his first Buckingham balcony appearance during the Trooping the Colour celebration.
In commemoration of Princess Charlotte's christening, the royals posted this family photo close the the Prince's second birthday.
The royals celebrate their first Christmas as a family of four with this candid shot. That's one adorable and complete family.
Prince George's first day at school! He starts attending the Westacre Montessori School nursery in Norfolk. They grow up so fast!
Prince George's first skiing vacation with his family in the French Alps. Just look at the prince's face!
The prince celebrates his great-grandmother's 90th birthday by posing for his very first stamp. The picture boasts four generations of royals, but as usual, Prince George is the cutest.
A big moment for Prince George, a shot of his meeting with President Obama. We're not sure how professional a dressing gown is to meet the president, Prince George!
Prince George at the Royal International Air Tattoo, seeing where his father trained. He doesn't seem to be afraid of anything.
In honour of his third birthday, the royals release this adorable shot of Prince George on a swing. Just look at those cheeks!
Chunky baskets Source: All About Ami
Crochet has made a comeback, with a colourful modern twist! Here's a round up of our favourite free projects on the web.
Create this simple bright bunting for your next party. The best part? It's reusable!
These colourful donuts are pretty sweet, don't you think?
This cozy striped blanket will be perfect for cuddling up with a great book.
Scrub your pots and pans in style with these patterned dishcloths.
This small bag is the perfect gift for the photography buffs in your life.
Store everything from toys to bathroom essentials in these cozy-looking baskets
String these mini houses together to create a garland for your child's room.
These cloths simple to make, they do a great job washing dishes and they're reusable.
We love this delicate crocheted necklace from All About Ami.
Colourful mini madalas are perfect for using up the yarn you have leftover from other projects.
This doily rug is totally on trend.
Bright fruit-themed potholders are the perfect addition to your kitchen.
Whether you have unruly curls, ultra-coarse hair or fine strands, we have the best tools for your texture.
Good hair days are elusive. When hair is misbehaving it’s easy to blame the hair type we’ve been blessed—or cursed—with, or the shampoo, conditioner and styling products on our shelves. And, while they do have a say on if it’s going to be a good or bad hair day, the unsuspecting culprit is often our tools, specifically brushes. We ask Kristjan Hayden, creative director for Aveda Canada, for his best tips on breaking down the most common brushes and the hair type and task they’re best suited for.
Detangling wet hair
Proceed with caution when using a comb or brush on drenched strands. “Hair is more delicate when wet, the cuticle swells which makes it susceptible to breakage,” says Hayden. For thick, coarse, long hair try a square nylon paddle brush. Not only does it help with detangling post shower but Hayden suggests bringing it into the stall to help evenly distribute a hair mask or treatment, “it’s more effective than using a comb because the number of bristles, it covers more area.” For fine, thin, medium length hair use a comb with wide-set teeth to untangle snarls. Start at the ends and work your way up.
Best for blowouts
What's the special ingredient in perfecting a bouncy blowout? A round brush, says Hayden. For thick hair try a ceramic round brush with ball-tipped bristles. Once heat is applied the tourmaline and ceramic blend emits ions to help flatten, smooth and speed up drying time. For fine to medium hair types a soft boar and nylon bristle brush will provide gentler tension, creating volume without the damage. If you’re looking for a speedy blowout with no bounce try a vented brush.
If you’re keen on creating a voluminous updo or bestowing a second life to your day three blowout, you’ll need the assistance of a boar bristle teasing brush. Using rows of bristles at varying heights these brushes are designed for backcombing. The trick to using this tool is to work it through small sections of your hair with long even strokes. “Start at the mid-shaft and run the brush through hair towards the scalp,” continue with short strokes until you reach desired volume.
For everyday and everyone
An all-purpose brush doesn’t exist, but the next best thing is a medium paddle brush with a mixture of nylon and natural boar bristles. The Mason Pearson is a favourite amongst hair pros, including Hayden. This Rolls Royce of brushes never pulls or snags, works on damp and dry hair, and distributes oils throughout the hair, which helps add shine.
If you're in a rush and need to dry your hair quickly, try a vented brush. It allows more heat from the blow dryer to blast the hair directly. Goody Start Frizz Controlling Blow Dry Gel Vent Brush, $7.
If you're looking to invest in a hair brush that will last you decades—seriously, it will—a Mason Pearson brush is what the hair professionals recommend.
For fine, thin, medium-length hair, use a comb with wide-set teeth to untangle knots. GHD comb, $17.
For thick, coarse, long hair try a square nylon paddle brush. If you are a frequent hair mask user, keep this brush in the shower and use it to brush through the mask. It will ensure that every parched strand is drenched with hydration. Professional Black Paddle Cushion Hair Massage Brush Hairbrush Comb, $4.
If you're after major boost of volume, enlist the assistance of a boar bristle teasing brush. Crimp brush, $39.50.
If you like the rounded ends of a bouncy blowout, use a round brush. To cut down on drying thick hair, make it a ceramic round brush. Once heat is applied, the tourmaline and ceramic blend emits ions to help flatten, smooth and speed up drying time. Ion Ceramic V Pin Round Brush, $7.
Banish tangles and knots with a minimum of fuss, breakage or damage with teeth that glide through your hair without tugging and pulling—perfect detangler for kids! Tangle Teezer detangle brush, $15.
Fine-haired women should steer clear of metal brushes because they can heat up too fast and potentially burn the hair. Instead, opt for a boar bristle round brush. The bristles are gentle and will increase shine, while the rounded shape will help boost volume.
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