Every Meghan Markle and Prince Harry PDA Moment From 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t shy about showing affection in public. Unlike Kate Middleton and Prince William—who rarely engage in PDA—the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are big fans of hand-holding and rubbing each other’s backs whenever they’re at events. Listen: Smiling and greeting well-wishers is exhausting, people. Having your partner hold hands with you through the madness probably makes it a lot easier.

Of course, the Internet freaks out whenever these two touch each other. There was a full-on meltdown in May 2018 whenever Markle first rubbed Prince Harry’s back after Prince Charles’ 70th birthday celebration. Then, pandemonium struck again in October when Markle touched Prince Harry’s back at an event in Sussex. Their first bit of PDA of 2019 happened in Birkenhead where—get this—Harry touched Meghan’s back. I know! Crazy!

On that note, we’re compiling Meghan and Harry’s PDA moments from 2019 in this handy gallery. Take a look at what’s happened so far, and check back for updates.

Sophie Turner Wasn’t Allowed to Wash Her Hair While Filming Game of Thrones

The hair sagas of the women of Westeros continue as Sophie Turner just revealed that she wasn’t allowed to wash her hair while filming certain seasons of Game of Thrones. And all this after the natural blond spent years alternating colors between her born-with-it shade and Sansa Stark’s eye-catching red.

During an interview with InStyle, the actress spilled her “dirty” secret. After being asked about how the men on the show were famously forbidden from washing their hair so it looked more in-character, Turner revealed this fun fact: “For the first few seasons I was allowed to wash my hair because I was an aristocratic young girl, but towards season 5 they started asking me to not wash my hair and it was really disgusting. Now I wear I wig so I can wash my hair whenever I want, which is nice. But yes, for a couple of years I was living with pretty greasy hair.”

That sounds less than fun, but honestly it’s not the worst thing that’s happened to her poor head. “A few years ago I was trying to go back from red to blond, and it destroyed my hair to the point that I had to use a wig for Game of Thrones,” she told Glamour in November. “They wouldn’t let me dye it back red or my hair would’ve fallen out.”

Apparently, being on the biggest show is the world is a real detriment to the beauty routines of its female stars including Turner’s co-star Emilia Clarke, who chopped her hair short after damage inflicted while filming. “My hair was, like, dying!” she said last fall after chopping it into a pixie. “So I’ve cut it a little bit shorter. It’s almost the shortest it’s been. I’m honestly trying to grow out the blond, because it’s just killed my hair, and I miss having nice hair.”

Thankfully they’ve have adapted quite nicely—courtesy of some serious masking tips. “The biggest thing [to keeping my hair healthy] is WellaPlex,” Turner told Glamour. “It’s a hair mask that you put on, leave in for 10 minutes, and then wash out. It repairs the bonds in your hair so that it doesn’t just feel strong and healthy, it actually is stronger and healthier afterward. I use it every week, because with the job I have, it’s a lot of dyeing, straightening, curling, and heat damage. I’ll put in on after showering, watch a bit of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and then I go back and wash it off.”

And it definitely looks like it’s paying off.

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How to Get Rid of a Pimple Fast: 12 Dos & Don’ts of Fighting Acne

There’s nothing like a big angry zit to light a fire under your skin care regimen. Whether it’s chronic picking, trolling Instagram for a cure-all spot treatment, or frantically Googling “how to get rid of a pimple fast,” a breakout always feels like a call to do something. (And of course, the breakout always happens the day before a party where you know you’ll run into two exes and five frenemies.)

If you’re looking for a strategy to make an acne flareup calm down this second, we’ve got you. We talked to top dermatologists to find out exactly what to do when acne strikes and you’re in a major hurry to get rid of it. Read on for the do’s and don’ts of calming the inflammation and healing the irritated skin on the double.

1. Do ice the zit.

If you’ve got a swollen pimple on your face that’s causing pain, reach for an ice cube. Wrap it in a thin cloth and sit it on the offending spot for three to four minutes. Repeat throughout the day to relieve pain and temporarily reduce swelling.

2. Do apply a paste made of crushed aspirin.

Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which is a top-shelf acne fighter by all accounts. Applying a paste made of aspirin immediately removes excess oil and dead skin. In other words, it helps to unclog and dry out your angry pore, while simultaneously reducing swelling and redness. It’s one of the home remedies that dermatologists recommend, and it even helps reduce pain at the application site. To make an aspirin paste, crush an aspirin with a spoon and swirl it with a few drop of water, creating a paste. Then, apply it directly to the pimple.

3. Don’t pick your face.

We know you’ve heard this, and we also know you’re dying to do it. But according to Josh Zeichner, M.D., director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt. Sinai, picking tends to cause more harm than good. It can cause what Dr. Zeichner terms “trauma” (!) on your skin, which in turn leads to “inflammation, infection, and potentially a scar.” Translation: It’ll take that annoying spot twice as long to disappear. So hands off.

4. Don’t overdry the affected area.

It’s not the chemical you use, it’s the amount you use, says Neal Schultz, M.D., a Manhattan derm. “People think if a little salicylic or glycolic acid is good, more is better,” he says. “It gets to the point that the active ingredient irritates the skin, making it scaly and flaky and red.” To prevent irritation, try a lower concentration of active ingredient once you’ve already broken out. Dr. Zeichner recommends checking your label for a concentration of benzoyl peroxide around 2.5 percent. One that really works: Paula’s Choice Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment ($17).

5. Do tone down on toner.

When you have a, shall we say, disturbance in the force, any astringents can “disrupt the skin barrier and cause inflammation and irritation,” says Dr. Zeichner. Unless you have very oily skin, skip the zit itself when you’re doing this step in your skin care routine. (And in that case, a gentle toner like Avene’s Eau Thermale, $20, is your best bet.)

6. Do use makeup with salicylic acid.

Slathering makeup over a breakout seems like a necessary evil: You want to hide the offender in question, obviously, but it can feel like you’re also suffocating it. But certain formulas can actually address pimples while providing coverage. “Salicylic acid is a common acne ingredient that is useful in preventing or treating pimples and can be found in several makeup brands,” says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology. Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup ($29) is a classic for a reason, though ELF Cosmetics Acne-Fighting Foundation ($6) makes for a great budget pick. For touch-ups, try a concealer with it, too, like It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer ($28).

7. Don’t wear makeup with pore-clogging ingredients.

For all the salicylic acid out there, there are certain ingredients to steer clear of. “People who suffer from acne should avoid makeup that contains mineral oil or lanolin,” Dr. Nazarian says. “These ingredients are comedogenic, meaning they have a high likelihood of clogging pores and triggering acne.” Check the labels to make sure your complexion products don’t contain either.

8. Do layer your beauty products properly.

No surprise if your instinct is to simply cover your pimple with as much concealer as you can get your hands on. But to zap a zit, it’s better if you take a few steps first. “Starting with a clean face, apply a thin layer of oil-free moisturizer [try Neutrogena Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer, $8, and then small amount of acne medication to your entire face,” says Dr. Nazarian. She’s a fan of gels with adapalene, since they regulate skin cells to prevent clogging of pores. Her favorite is ProactivMD Adapalene Gel 0.1% ($36), which, she notes, “can be applied very nicely under makeup.”

9. Don’t lose track of your trigger foods.

Is chocolate your enemy? Are late-night McDonald’s runs getting the better of your skin? These so-called trigger foods don’t affect everyone, but Dr. Schultz warns that you should keep tabs on whether certain foods tend to correspond with sudden onset breakouts. (For example, there’s been a recent connection between skim milk and acne.) The hard part, of course, is avoiding whatever it is that’s making your skin spazz.

10. Do resist the urge to squeeze.

“It’s never a good idea to squeeze a pimple,” says Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., founder and director of Capital Laser and Skin Care and assistant clinical professor at George Washington University Medical Center. What is okay? Drawing out a big pimple once the whitehead is poking through your skin. Dr. Tanzi recommends using a washcloth with hot—“but not scalding”—water, to excavate the puss before applying your spot treatment.

11. Don’t believe every DIY hack you see.

While it’s tempting to mix up a cure-all witches’ brew of whatever drying agents you have in the house, Dr. Tanzi says she sees a lot of irritation from DIY skin care products. Even toothpaste isn’t the remedy it was when we were teens. According to Dr. Zeichner, triclosan (the ingredient in toothpaste that has antimicrobial properties) is rarely used these days. But if you are in a pinch and need to DIY it, here are some tips that are actually legit—and derm-approved.

12. Don’t opt for a stronger cleanser.

Swapping your usual face wash for something harsher seems like an obvious fix. Not quite. Your cleanser needs to be gentle so topical products can penetrate your skin, says Dr. Schultz. It’s best to stick to your regular skin care routine with a hydrating cleanser, like CeraVe Hydrating Face Cleanser ($15), until the breakout disappears, then see a dermatologist if you think you’re in need of a full-time acne cleanser.

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The ‘Markle Sparkle‘ Is a Real Thing—and the Women Who Shop Because of Meghan Markle Really Feel It

In 2019, it’s hard to imagine a world that isn’t filled with images of Meghan Markle or with endless commentary on everything she does, from touching Prince Harry’s back or wearing dark nail polish. In less than two years, she made her first public appearance with her then-boyfriend, now-husband; announced an engagement; got married; became a duchess; announced she was pregnant; and became one of the most photographed and influential women in fashion and beyond.

Of course, as a star of Suits and the founder of a now-defunct lifestyle site (long live The Tig), Markle already had fans who followed her moves on social media and looked to her for advice on fashion, food, and travel. But the power of a burgeoning influencer is nothing compared to that of a member of the world’s most famous royal family.

There’s a name for the phenomenon that occurs when the Duchess of Sussex wears a particular designer—it’s called the “Meghan Markle Effect” or the “Markle Sparkle”. The global fashion search platform Lyst reports that, on average, whenever Markle wears something, the brand will see a 200 percent increase in search demand over the following week. The site ranks her as the third top celebrity fashion influencer of 2018, behind Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian (and ahead of Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Blake Lively.)

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Edinburgh

PHOTO: Samir Hussein

On Markle: Strathberry Mini East/West Crossbody, $645, Saks Fifth Avenue

If you’re a small fashion brand, having Markle wear your products can translate to an uptick in sales, as well as in followers and engagement on social media. Take Strathberry, a line of luxury handbags that the Duchess has worn on three separate occasions, dating back to her very first official royal engagement in November 2017. Founder and co-owner Leanne Hundleby tells Glamour they saw sales increase by more than 200 percent immediately after the first sighting.

“Visitor numbers to the website were also amazing—at one stage, they were up tenfold against our daily average,” Hundleby says. “Each time Meghan has carried one of our bags, we’ve seen a spike in sales.” Because of this demand, the Edinburgh-based brand has been able to expand its business internationally, and even open a store in London.

But the Markle Sparkle is more than just a business trend. It’s something consumers feel too. “There is a distinct sense of sparkle every time I put on that [Misha Nonoo] Husband Shirt or the Self Portrait dress because I know she’s worn the same (or almost the same) exact thing,” says Michelle, 37, a writer and royal superfan based in New York, who purchased both items after seeing them on Markle. “It’s like the royal clothes version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: You’re just one garment away from the Duchess.”

“I’m not hugely materialistic, but it’s a sentimental, special, and supremely fun purchase for me,” Michelle says. “I love totally unabashedly telling people and sharing on social media that I’m wearing the same thing as Meghan or Kate—as a crazy royal-watcher, I put my money where my mouth is.”

Day 3: Invictus Games Toronto 2017

PHOTO: Samir Hussein

On Markle: Misha Nonoo Husband Shirt, $185, Spring

Markle’s “brand” as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex—as laid out by her official speeches, engagements, and patronages—isn’t incredibly different from that of Meghan Markle, actress: She’s a confident woman with a passion for female empowerment and education, who is using her platform to further those causes. Dressing in a way that’s inspired by her can feel like you’re bringing a bit of her confidence and collection along with you.

Sarah, a 34-year-old corporate attorney in Chicago, estimates to have spent around $3,500 on Markle-inspired fashion. “Meghan wears a lot of reasonable-length dresses, blazers, etc. that actually translate quite well to being professional woman in the legal industry,” she says. “She also wears clothes really well in a way that elevates pieces and makes them compelling. She also seems effortless in a way that I aspire to.” One of her favorite buys is her Sentaler coat, which Markle wore to Christmas services in 2017: “When I wear it, I feel like someone who has their life together, who knows what they’re doing, and can handle what the day throws at them,” she says. “Even just seeing it in the closet, it’s a reminder of ‘Oh, wait, yes, I’m a successful professional woman.’” (She’s also bought pieces spotted on Markle’s equally fashionable sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.)


PHOTO: Chris Jackson

On Meghan: Sentaler Meghan Coat, $1,395, Sentaler

Royal visit to Birkenhead

PHOTO: Danny Lawson – PA Images

On Meghan: Sentaler Meghan Coat, $1,395, Sentaler

One of the most reliable sources for Markle’s outfit credits is Meghan’s Mirror, which documents the Duchess’s fashion choices. Amanda Dishaw is the site’s editorial director, and she and her team started the hashtag #MirrorMeg, which women use to show off their Markle-inspired looks and has become very popular among its audience.

“I think the reason that the #MirrorMeg is so powerful is the woman behind it,” says Dishaw. “When women are looking to the Duchess of Sussex for inspiration from a fashion perspective, they’re seeing the strong, modern, and self-confident woman that Meghan is.”

The hashtag is not just Meghan look-a-likes; you see women of all different body types copying Markle’s looks or incorporating certain elements of her wardrobe—like a color the Duchess will wear or rings that she’ll stack—to make an outfit their own. “Fashion is a form of self-expression, and we believe it to be a very powerful one,” Dishaw says.

One example of this: “We have a #MirrorMeg of her aquamarine ring [worn with her Stella McCartney reception dress] that used to belong to Princess Diana in our shop, and one reader told us that they purchased it and wear it when she’s working on fulfilling her dream of writing a novel. As she’s typing, she can look down and get a boost of confidence.”

Domi, a 38-year-old physician in Oregon, has splurged on two of the Duchess’ go-to shoes: Aquazurra’s bow pumps and Manolo Blahnik’s BB heels.“Meghan Markle’s style is sleek, polished, and gorgeous,” she says. “I like how she mixes high and low fashion. The only other public figure who beautifully, effortlessly does so in recent memory is First Lady Michelle Obama. There’s a modernity to her style without being too ‘on-trend,’ and it’s a great example of how glamour and strength are not mutually exclusive. Domi says that when she wears her Markle heels, she feels “confident, and from that confidence, a little more relaxed. It’s kind of fun knowing I’m sporting something the Duchess owns. I’ve worn the heels to political fundraisers and holiday parties and to work seeing patients. I’m here to get stuff done, but as a reminder, this is what a feminist can look like.”

Now that’s the real Markle Sparkle.

Abby Gardner is a writer and editor based in Indianapolis. Follow her on Twitter at @abbygardner.

Someone Called Alex Rodriguez ‘the Guy J.Lo Is Dating,’ and Where Is the Lie?

Alex Rodriguez has made it clear he knows how lucky he is to be with Jennifer Lopez. He’s the ultimate Instagram husband, raves about her whenever he can, and even works out to her music. So when a fan approached him and asked if he was “the guy J.Lo is dating,” he wasn’t insulted at all. Instead, the baseball champ decided to have a little fun with the situation.

“Yeah! A-Rod. Alex Rodriguez. There we go,” the person said to Rodriguez at first.

“Who’s that?” Rodriguez responded playfully, to which the woman replied, “That’s the guy that J.Lo is dating.” Facts are facts.

“You’re kidding me!” he said, feigning surprise. This exchange went on for a few more seconds, with the inquiring person showing A-Rod photos of himself to prove they look alike. “First of all, I would never wear pajamas that goofy,” he said about one of the pics. “I mean, what a tool!”

Eventually, Rodriguez revealed that he was, in fact, “the guy J.Lo is dating.” The fact that this woman used this as his primary identifier is iconic, to say the least. Where is the lie?

Watch this exchange go down for yourself, below:

“She’s the hardest working lady and, you know, I grew up with a single mother. I have two daughters. I am a big, big promoter of women equality,” Rodriguez said about Lopez to Entertainment Tonight a few months back. “I like that for my daughters and Jennifer is the role model.”

Rodriguez and Lopez first met in 2005 but it wasn’t until March 2017 that they officially began dating.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Teach Democrats How to Do Twitter

With great engagement comes great responsibility.

Just over two weeks after she was sworn in, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is slated to hold a session for her fellow representatives to teach them how to tweet this week. The House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee has extended an invitation to AOC—as she’s known to her 2.42 million Twitter followers—to show her new peers how social media can be used “as an effective and authentic…tool” to connect with Americans in their districts and nationwide, as first reported on CNN.

Of course, Ocasio-Cortez took to (what else) Twitter to confirm the news and added that the seminar would be held ASAP.

Earlier this week Axios reported that Ocasio-Cortez has generated more interactions online (which it defined as retweets plus likes) than CNN, ABC, MSNBC, NBC, and the New York Times combined in the previous month. She also outstripped former President Barack Obama, who scored 4.4 million interactions compared to her 11.8 million.

So formidable is her social media prowess that Politico reported earlier this month that some Democrats have kept their criticism of her private, “fearful that she’ll sic her massive following on them by firing off a tweet.” Perhaps Democrats could stand to be more afraid of, for example, climate change than a mean tweet. But! That’s a conversation for another time.

For now it seems her fellow Democrats have come to the correct conclusion: If you can’t beat ’em, RT ’em.

Ever since she defeated a 10-term incumbent over the summer to win the Democratic nomination in her district, Ocasio-Cortez has used Twitter to respond to controversies and criticisms, like an op-ed from former Senator Joe Lieberman in which he said he hoped she was not the future of the Democrats. (That is the same Joe Lieberman who spoke at the 2008 Republican National Convention, so.) In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez fired back.

And when a video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing while she was still an undergraduate went viral (and was met with criticism from conservatives who claimed it showed her to be unserious), she responded with a fresh clip of her…dancing in front of her new office. “I hear the GOP thinks women dancing are scandalous,” she tweeted. “Wait till they find out Congresswomen dance too!” The 11-second video was rewarded with over 20.5 million views.

Ocasio-Cortez has also amassed close to 2 million Instagram followers and now uses the platform to discuss policies over livestreamed Instant Pot mac-and-cheese prep and to take users inside the congressional process, explaining how offices are chosen, bills are passed, and where all the tunnels under the congressional floor lead.

But hours before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s lesson (which representatives from Twitter will attend), some anecdotal evidence seemed to suggest that even her counterparts in the Senate had started to learn from her example, no formal curriculum required. After rapper and political pundit Cardi B took to Instagram to denounce the government shutdown with excellent context and her own particular spin, Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) gave followers a peek inside their debate over whether or not to share Cardi’s comments.

Users noted AOC’s evident influence, but weren’t quite sure how to process its impact.

Class dissed and dismissed.

This Korean Brow Cushion Changed How I Do My Eyebrows

Eyebrows can make or break a look. Just look at last summer, when Rihanna debuted ’90s-thin brows on the cover of British Vogue and everybody panicked, myself included. I’ve spent all this time growing out my brows to be to their natural, full, gorgeous selves—and now thin is in? Thankfully, that trend didn’t really take off and Brooke Shields-inspired eyebrows have stuck around.

For the most part, I leave my brows alone. I’ll run a tinted gel through them and brush the hairs into place but generally don’t touch pigmented products like waxes, pencils, or powders. (I’m terrified of looking like I Sharpied my brows on.) That said, when our Beauty Director brought me the Laneige Eyebrow Cushion from a recent trip to Korea, I was intrigued. K-beauty is so advanced that even brow products come in packaging and formats I’ve never tried before. The Laneige Eyebrow Cushion, for example, houses the brow product in a cushion sponge inside the compact—just like you’d see in a cushion foundation. It also comes with a double-sided applicator that includes an angled brush on one end and a tiny spoolie on the other.

Still, I was worried my brows would look painted on—until I tried it. The end result was full and defined. The cushion keeps you from using too much product, resulting in a very natural finish, while also allowing for the formula to be watery and lightweight, like watercolors, so it’s impossible for the tint to get too clumpy or crunchy.

It’s fairly intuitive to use, even for someone like me who usually just swipes on Glossier’s Boy Brow and goes. I started by brushing my brows into shape with the spoolie side of the brush, then dipped the angled brush into the lighter side of the compact (the darker side doesn’t match my hair). Instead of drawing on my whole brows, I used small strokes, like I was painting, to fill in any sparse patches. I also used the brush to define the tails and make them a little sharper, but left the arch and shape alone. Finally, I used the spoolie again to fluff up the hair a little bit and to blend the color out.

As a result, my brows looked more defined, but not in an obvious way. It just gave a little more structure to my face and shifted focus to my eyes. I topped the cushion off with a little clear gel to keep the actual hairs in place, and my brows looked flawless all day. While the pigment is a great product, in my eyes the real hero of the compact is the included spoolie. It’s short but very dense, so it easily fluffs up hairs while brushing them into place, making the perfect fuzzy-yet-defined brow.

Maybe one day thin brows will be back—but until then, I’ll be reaching for this cushion.

Laneige Eyebrow Cushion-cara, $19.50, amazon.com

Miley Cyrus Has the Best Response to Those New Pregnancy Rumors

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth officially tied the knot last month, so it was only a matter of time before the pregnancy rumors started rolling in. Lo and behold just three weeks later: The Daily Mail reports that the newly-married couple is expecting their first child. Thankfully, Cyrus was prepared for these types of stories, and she responded last night with the greatest clap-back of 2019 (so far):

“I’m not ‘Egg-xpecting’ but it’s ‘Egg-celent’ to hear everyone is so ‘Happy For Us’ …. we’re happy for us too,” Cyrus tweeted on Wednesday night (January 16) alongside a link of The Daily Mail‘s article. “‘Egg-cited’ for this next chapter in our lives…. Now , can everyone leave me alone and go back to staring at an egg.”

With this tweet, she also Photoshopped that egg currently going viral on Instagram onto her stomach, hence all the egg puns. Check out the tweet for yourself, below:

According to Pop Crave, Cyrus replied “bull shit” on Instagram when a fan asked if these pregnancy rumors are true.

PHOTO: Twitter

What isn’t a lie, however, is Hemsworth and Cyrus’ wedding, which happened over the holidays. Cyrus shared this photo on December 26 confirming the nuptials.

“I love how you always try things your way, but are never to[o] proud to ask for help. (Yes, I’ve noticed and taken note, I’m a work in progress.) The way you paint, the colors you choose…. I love your dirty socks on the floor cause that means YOU’RE HOME,” Cyrus wrote in a love letter to Hemsworth that she posted to Instagram for his birthday on Monday (January 14). “…I love how you learn and grow. I love writing songs about you on the piano. I love how you let ME be ME.”

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The Best White Puffer Jackets to Get You Through Winter

A couple months ago Ariana Grande wore an oversized white puffer jacket after calling off her engagement, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since. This is the first time I’ve ever thought about a puffer jacket multiple times and it’s the only time I’ve wished I owned one.

The reality is that I’ve always had a complicated relationship with puffer jackets, and by that I mean I’ve always hated them. They’re clunky, they can be too warm, and if you get one with shoddy construction, you end up with faux feathers all over you when you take off your coat. Not cute.

But here I am now, wishing I owned a oversized white puffer jacket because Ariana Grande looks so unbothered and badass in hers. Some might say that look had to do with her massive Chanel shopping bags, but I think it was all about the puff. While some go off the grid after a bad breakup, there was Ariana Grande wearing a jacket you couldn’t help but notice. She was combatting Pete Davidson’s big dick energy with her own big coat energy. Not only did the large white puffer jacket call attention to her but it also looked like the clothing equivalent of comfort food. I suddenly really wanted to have one and it wasn’t hard to rationalize why.

A white puffer jacket like Grande’s is obviously great for the cold, it’s basically a very expensive duvet you can wear out of bed. The color means it’ll match with everything in your closet and the size makes anything you’re wearing seem like a statement outfit (Ariana paired hers with sweatpants). Puffer jackets are notorious for being hard to navigate in but oversized white puffer coats aren’t ashamed to resemble the Michelin man. Instead they say, ‘I know you’re looking at me but I also don’t care.’ In other words, they’re perfect to keep the warmth in and the haters out. White puffer jackets also look like Ariana Grande’s favorite cloud emoji and just like that emoji, they work in every possible scenario whether that be calling off a celebrity engagement or ordering a breakfast sandwich from your local diner. The softness is also great for resting bags worth thousands of dollars on your arms, which is an issue I’ll admittedly never have but it’s nice to be prepared, just in case.

Even better, once I opened my heart to puffers, I found that 2019’s iterations have gotten a serious upgrade—whether that’s temperature control insulation or a variety of lengths so you can find your best fit. Shop the the best white puffer jackets ahead.

12 Hair Color Trends & Ideas for 2019

Over the past few years, we’ve seen unicorn hair and rainbow pastels give way to dessert-inspired shades that make you want to roll up to your nearest coffee shop. (See: Cold Brew, Dark Roast, and Blond Roast, for starters.) Fortunately, 2019 is giving us a welcome (but not boring) breather with the onset of subtle highlight techniques, extra dimension, and more natural-looking hair colors overall.

Good news considering the upkeep is much, much more manageable, even if “natural” still does require a couple hours in the chair. And they offer something for everyone. We talked to the industry’s top hair colorists around the country to get the scoop on what they predict will be big this year. Ahead, the hair color ideas we’re most excited for in 2019.