Taming the Mane: Stylish Ways to Fend off Hat Hair

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Have you been outside lately? Yeah, I know -it doesn’t look or feel that bad. But there is still some snow on the ground and though spring may seem like it’s here to settle in quite soon, you just might come across a few flakes and frostier temps when you least expect it. So don’t put away those winter accessories, and hold on to your hats.

Speaking of hats, some may groan at even the quickest mention of that word. Why? Well, considering that wearing one can leave your lair looking like a hurricane has passed through, most may want to chuck it aside. If that’s you, don’t fret –there are ways to rock one without all that fuss! Read below for ways to tame your mane and help your hat help you!

How About Hairstyle?: One key to making a hat work, is picking the right hairstyle. Try sporting loose pigtail braids to keep everything in place even after you’re hat-free. Or, opt for messy beach waves –they’re meant to look a little rough around the edges anyway so a topper will help rather than hurt you.

Become Besties with Dry Shampoo: Ok, so hats can leave your tresses looking like you just stepped out of the shower. Why? No, it’s not because you actually did, but because they can make it oily. And with that, it’s time to send dry shampoo to the rescue. Spray a little on and comb it out to feel brand new. Oh one more thing: it adds plenty of volume!

Soak up the Suds: Another way you can make the best of this is essential winter accessory is to keep it clean. Hand-wash your hat with detergent for delicate garments or even shampoo. If you wear it over and over again, it’s bound to not only look worn out, but will leave your locks oily and weighed down.

With these tips in tow, you’re ready to take your hat game to the next level! Berets, tuques, and beanies better watch out –there’s no stopping you now.

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Must-Haves for a Quick Weekend Getaway!

  
Summer is short but since many can’t take the time off to travel, weekends are to be cherished! They are the best time to get away and leave the buzz of the city behind. Sometimes, these quick trips are spontaneous –leaving you with little time to pack. Not to mention, you’re only on the go for two to three days. So what should you stow away in your overnight bag? 

When you’re putting your packing list together, bring things that will make your travel hassle-free and don’t require a suitcase. Here are a few essentials you can’t (and shouldn’t) leave behind: 

1. Dry Shampoo: Let’s face it –this season is all about frizz, humidity, and  fussy hair. But while you’re away from home and on the go, quick showers throughout the day aren’t always an option. So when you need a mid-day refresher, spay on some dry shampoo and you will be set for whatever your agenda has in store –lounging on a lawn chair included! 

2. Tinted SPF balm: Rosy lips or sun protection? Now you can have both and save some space in your bag for those sandals you really want to bring along! Buy a tinted lip balm that also has SPF( minimum 15). That way, you have great hydration throughout the day, stay away from sunburn, and have a great lip tint for the evening –all in one.

3. Double Duty Clutch: When space is limited, try to use your items for more than one purpose. Example? Why not turn your clutch or small bag into a make-up bag! Let it hold your make up as you’re in transit, lay out all products on the bathroom counter at your destination, and use the bag/clutch for evenings out.

4.Make room for Magazines: Whether getting to your destination takes a few hours, or all you’ll be doing is lounging on the shores of a lake, magazines are a must to help pass the time. Bring a few of the latest issues on your trip and catch up on your favourite fashion trends or topic of interest! 

So kick back, relax, and worry about which cool drink to sip on next rather than the packing! 

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The Go-To Guide for Bolder Brows

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Bold brows have been a stylish girl’s staple for quite a while now, banishing the pencil-thin and over-plucked shape. If you need any confirmation, then look no further than to celebrities walking the red carpet. Icons like Cara Delevigne, Camilla Belle, and Lilly Collins have mastered the look, and surely serve as inspiration.  Let’s be honest, how many of you have brought in a picture and told your esthetician “Can I please have the Cara?”.

But achieving the look is more than just a trip to the brow bar. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

Grooming: Fuller, doesn’t mean unkempt. Take the time to wax, thread, or pluck your eyebrows in order to give them the right shape and arch for your face. For the first time, don’t try to do this on your own. Visit a professional who specializes in brow care so you can get the best results.

Filling: Once you have a shape, then you have a blank canvas and it’s time to start filling. There are many options on the market, including pencils, powders, and gels. But whichever brand and formula you choose, make sure that it’s the right shade for you. Opt for one that is closest to your hair colour and not too dark –otherwise you run the risk of always looking mad.

Sealing: Once your brows are groomed and filled, it’s time to seal the look. Sweep a coat of clear gel to make sure everything stays in place. Rain, snow, hurricane winds –whatever weather is in store, you will be set to face it.

To illustrate the process, and for more tips on how to master the bold brow look, watch this how-to video by Sephora:

Are you a fan of the fuller look? Or or do you prefer a more subtle brow? Share your thoughts in the comment section or tweet @ThePoshDish.

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Say Good-bye to Split Ends!

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Not many things compare to the feeling of freshly cut tresses! After a trim, we stand a little taller and walk with a spring in our step just so everyone notices our new look. And for good reason –it surely looks fabulous!

But what happens when your locks no longer have that salon lustre? All that’s left is a dull, tangled mess that often ends up in a pony tail until your next appointment. To prolong that fresh-cut texture and avoid split ends, here are three tips:

Prep for Conditioner: When we’re not too busy singing tunes in the shower, we tend to rush through the whole routine. And this includes the hair-care component. The key to avoiding dry, brittle ends however, is to make sure that the conditioner does its job. So instead of applying it right after you have rinsed the shampoo, take out all the moisture from your hair first by either squeezing it out or using a towel. That way, it won’t slide off along with all the excess water.

Time Your Towel-Drying: Walking around with your hair wrapped in a towel is typical, right? Right. But it’s oh-so-wrong and damaging to your tresses. It causes your roots to get oily, and your ends to become dry –the two things you want to avoid at all costs. The solution? Just quickly pat your hair dry with the towel and continue with the rest of your routine.

Be Careful With Brushing: Don’t be too aggressive when you’re combing your locks. If they’re tangled, hold the hair above the knot and brush that way. Also, a wide paddle brush is best, and less harsh than a comb.

With tips like these, get ready to cause some major hair envy!

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Happy Hands: The Cold Weather Survival Kit

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The winter weather can take a toll on many things: it can make you want to curl up under the blankets instead of going out, and frown at the thought of waking up to grey skies and snow. But aside from affecting your usually social and sunny disposition, it can also wreak havoc on your hands!

It seems like everyone is sporting dry, rough, and cracked hands but that doesn’t mean they’re in style! Save yours from all that winter damage by following the three steps to a home-made remedy below:

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Step 1: Give your hands a good scrub! You can use a store-bought version, or make your own at home. So if you’re feeling frugal, open up your cupboards and mix 2 tbsp of granulated sugar with 1 tbsp of oil, and 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil. Scrubbing will prep your hands for step two, allowing the moisture to stick!

Step 2: Use a heavy moisturizer. The best options? Either Shea butter or goat’s milk lotion. These creams are rich, and will leave your hands silky smooth.

Step 3: Love your gloves! The key to making this treatment last, is to protect your hands from further damage. Wearing a fleece-lined pair of gloves or mittens provides an extra layer of insulation. Plus, it’s nice to be cozy when it’s cold out.

And there it is, the secret to keeping your hands happy all winter long!

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Making You Blush: The Season’s Best Shades

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As your summer sun-kissed glow fades, so too should your bronzer! The replacement? A blush. To help you make the transition from tanned to rosy, here are some of the best colours to sweep over your cheeks.

Think Pink: There’s nothing more classic than a pink blush. Whether it’s as subtle as the shade of  ballet slippers or as fiery as fuchsia, these palettes are perfect for lighter skin tones. MAC’s Pro Longwear Blush in  Rosy Outlook will do the job!

Rockin’ Reds: If you’re looking to make a stronger statement or for darker complexions, choose a bordeaux  or red-hued colour. It’ll add sultry flair and surely turn heads! Why not try Marc Jacobs’ Shameless Bold Blush in Tantalizing Magenta?

Mix it Up: To get the best of both worlds, and for those who just can’t part with the tanned glow, you can go for a marbled option. These have blush-toned pigments, as well as bronzy bits. Take a look at the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush from Sephora if you think it’s all too good to be true!

So there you have it! There’s plenty to choose from because unless you’re jet-setting to tropical places as the temperatures drop to keep that summer tan intact, it’s time to swap your bronzer for blush.

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