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Sara Huegill has shoplifting charges dropped

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SARA Huegill, wife of former Olympic swimmer Geoff Huegill, has had a charge against her dropped today, after she was accused of stealing a pair of $2500 leather pants from a Byron Bay boutique.

The former publicist and mother-of-two was charged with shoplifting the pants from Australian label Bassike on Mother’s Day in May, from Byron Bay’s Island Luxe store.

Police alleged Huegill was caught with the black pants stuffed in her handbag after the store’s manager followed her down the street and flagged down two police offices on horses.

But in Byron Bay Local Court today the charges were dropped on mental health grounds.

Mrs Huegill was photographed outside court wearing a long-sleeved black shirt and flared black trousers, with her hair slicked back into a low bun.

A previous statement from her lawyer Paul Hunt said Mrs Huegill was suffering from anxiety and depression.

This explanation was also offered up in response to accusations she had ripped off her PR clients.

“Over a period of time Sara developed increasing difficulty with anxiety and depression which resulted in inattention to administrative matters such as company registration and Sara taking on more work than she could manage,” the statement said.

“From late 2017 Sara became unable to fulfil her obligations to the full extent and clients became unhappy, which unfortunately compounded the issues Sara is facing. Sara deeply regrets the circumstances and apologises unreservedly to her clients.

“Sara has offered to make amends to clients, some of whom have chosen to ventilate their grievances through a court process, and others have approached the media. Where matters are before the courts there is no comment.

“As this is a matter of person seeking to deal with anxiety and depression, we would ask that people respect the circumstances and privacy of Sara and her family.”

Geoff Huegill has previously addressed his wife’s issues on Instagram, saying good people sometimes make poor choices.

“At times, good people make poor choices. We all trip over and make mistakes and unfortunately, we let others down. But that doesn’t make us bad people,” he wrote on Instagram in June.

“There are no excuses for the poor choices, however, when we look back at a moment in time, naturally there are things we would all do differently.

“I want to extend my heart felt appreciation to those who have supported us and those who continue to support us in these challenging times.

“Naturally there are two sides to every story, and there will be a time, when we as a family will share our side.

“For now, my primary focus is to make sure that the health and wellbeing of my best friend is managed, so she can be the best person she can be for herself and for our family.”

This isn’t Mrs Huegill’s first run in with the law.

She and her husband were given a six-month good behaviour bond for cocaine possession at the Randwick races in 2014.

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UK dad writes brutally honest CV for his 16yo daughter

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A TEEN daughter has been given a brutally honest (and very funny), assessment of her skills and abilities in a CV written by her dad.

Most CVs portray the person in the best possible light, showing off their strengths, educational ability and achievements — but Lauren Moore’s takes a different approach.

The 16-year-old, from Middlesbrough in the UK, got her dad to do hers ahead of her exam results and he didn’t hold back, reports The Sun.

Under her responsibilities and duties section for her work experience he listed skills such as “getting on my father’s t*ts,” “browsing Facebook” and “losing all documentation”.

For a similar section for her voluntary work gardening, he wrote: “Digging holes looking for gold,” “f***ing everything up” and “couldn’t really give a sh*t”.

It doesn’t stop there though.

In the section titled interests and personal information it simply reads “f**k all”.

While listed under skills and personal qualities it describes her as a “typical 16-year-old” who “don’t do mornings” as well as being “lazy,” “rude” and “couldn’t give a f**k”.

Fortunately Lauren could see the funny side and took to her Twitter page to post the CV along with the comment: “Remind me not to let my dad do my CV for me.”

Her friends piled in to have a laugh too.

One wrote of Lauren’s dad, “He’s a boyo,” along with a laughing emoji.

Another said: “This is so funny giving out all clients information to fraudsters LMAOOOOOO.”

While a third simply wrote: “I’m screaming.”

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is reproduced with permission.

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Jasmine Yarbrough shows off her $1000 evening beauty regimen on Insta

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JASMINE Yarborough, the former model turned shoe designer set to wed Karl Stefanovic, has taken to Instagram to show off her lavish skincare regimen.

In a series of clips posted to the social media page Byrdie Australia, the co-founder of Mara & Mine revealed which six products she uses at night, and in what order.

Oh, and trying to mimic her nightly routine won’t come cheap.

The post, which was sponsored by cosmetics company Estee Lauder, shows Yarbrough starting her nightly routine with a $92 cleanser by Australian skincare brand, Rationale. She follows that with a $154 chemical exfoliant serum from the same brand, which “recalibrates skin to a healthy, acidic pH level” while “reactivating youth enzymes” and “deactivating ageing enzymes”.

Yarbrough then moves on to step three, adding a few drops of the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum across her face. A 50ml unit will cost you around $150.

Controversially, the 33-year-old former model then dabs a few drops of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence with a cotton pad across her face. According to the skincare’s website, this product — which claims to reduce wrinkles and refine texture — should be used straight after cleansing. Setting you back $112 from Sephora, this “miracle water” treatment is the fourth step in Yarbrough’s regimen.

Next, she pulls out the big guns. Dabbing a few blobs of cream on her T-zone, Yarbrough smooths a $370 La Mer moisturiser across her complexion to promote hydration. According to its website, the Soft Lotion will “help heal dryness and soften away age” after being pressed gently on to the skin.

The final step focuses on the under eye area, where she smooths a few dabs os the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex, which costs $105. In total, you’re looking at a cool $983 for just this nightly routine alone.

Yarbrough, who met Stefanovic in December 2016, celebrated a commitment ceremony in Palm Beach earlier this year.

The two are rumoured to get married before the end of the year.

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Two cans sold every second

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IT’S one of the best selling beauty products in the world and now the makers of Batiste Dry Shampoo have revealed the brand sells 2.25 cans of the stuff every second.

The new data came from Batiste’s global sales figures from 2017.

In Australia, Batiste’s Dry Shampoo starts at $5 for 50ml, $10 for 200mL and goes up to $16 for 400mL. It’s sold in supermarkets and chemists such as Priceline and Chemist Warehouse.

Sydney-based celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader uses products from a whole range of price points in his professional kit, but says Batiste was a great bargain buy he loves to use on models and celebrities.

“Batiste Dry Shampoo is a straight-up all-rounder that you can use to add volume and thicken

up limp hair instantly,” Mr Nader told news.com.au.

“It’s fool proof and has become a lifesaver on photo shoots but it can also extend the life of your hair wash or blow dry,” Mr Nader said.

Australian shoppers spent more than $40 million on dry shampoo in 2017, with the category growing at 11.6 per cent.

Batiste’s market share makes up 63 per cent of that, sitting among other market leaders such as Klorane.

Celebrities such as actress Drew Barrymore and dancer Jenna Dewan have raved about the product on social media.

“I am crazy for this dry shampoo. I love it for texture, BUT this one actually works like a true do over for dirty hair. Especially on a blow out,” Barrymore wrote on Instagram in May.

“It restores it to pretty and cleans it right up by removing the oil from my scalp and hair. It actually does what it promises to do. It’s better than any I have ever tried and I am a dry shampoo enthusiast.”

On her popular YouTube channel, Dewan says it’s one of her “favourite” hair care products.

“This is a shining product. this is from the drugstore, I’m pretty sure it’s under $5,” Dewan said. “It’s been used on me since I was in dance recitals my entire life. It’s this dry shampoo so when you don’t want to wash your hair every single day, this stuff for some reason is just magic and it smells really good. If im going to be putting my hair up or going out at night I put it in the hair to give it some grit and texture and it’s just the best find.”

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