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With the Oscars tonight, there’s never been a better time to talk red carpet beauty. Whether you’re planning on walking the red carpet, hitting up an Oscars party or just getting glam for a night out, here are a few tips that will help take your look to celeb heights.

 

Get red carpet ready with these tips:

 

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When you’re going to be in the spotlight or in front of the cameras, you don’t want to have to worry about fixing your lipstick. Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss adds sheen, a ton of colour, and has great staying power so you don’t have to worry about touch ups throughout the night. A red lip is a classic that never goes out of style!

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Oh, you know we’ve all been there. Whether you’re lazy, want to sleep in, don’t feel like styling your hair or just straight up want to keep working your hair’s texture, there comes a time (ok, many times) in a girl’s life where she doesn’t want to wash her hair. I try to go 3-4 days in between washes to prevent over washing and styling and to help prolong the length of my colour.

THIS is why dry shampoo is one of my best friends. It soaks up oil and refreshes your mane so you look like you just washed – perfect for getting a few extra days out of your wash. I’ve used it for years and have tried just about every one I’ve been able to get my hands on.

A few of my tips when it comes to using dry shampoo:

  • Don’t get too close – hold the can about 8-10 inches away from your hair so the product doesn’t get too concentrated in one area, which can lead to buildup and make blending more difficult (especially if you have darker hair)
  • Section it off – spray it on your roots in layers to make sure the product is dispersed evenly throughout your mane. There’s nothing worse than leaving the house only to find that a section of your hair is still visibly oily.
  • Give it time – Once you’ve applied your dry shampoo, give it time to work its magic and soak up the oil; don’t brush it through right away. Let it sit for at least 5-10 minutes – I say apply it before you start getting ready, do your makeup then massage it in.
  • Sleep on it – Better yet? Spray it on before you go to sleep, and let it work overnight. In the morning, brush your hair and wake up to fresh locks! Honestly, this is my favourite way to use it.

I’ve rounded up a few of my fave dry shampoos to hopefully help you find your new favourite. Check ’em out below. and share your dry shampoo loves in the comments below!

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The OG: The first dry shampoo I ever tried (years ago), and still one of my favourites to this day, the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is the one that started my love affair with this stuff. It really is the OG of dry shampoo – it’s been around since 1971, and leaves the hair feeling fresh and clean with a little help from oat milk. Bonus: it’s now available in a shade that works better for brown to dark hair.

The Rockstar: The Rock Your Hair Spray It Clean Dry Shampoo is fantastic, and one of the best I’ve come across. The scent is super fresh, it blends in really well, and leaves my hair looking unbelievably clean while giving it great texture. Lately, I’ve found myself reaching for it more often and have had to restock a few times in the past months.

The Style Reviver: I mean, the L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Morning After Dust  was named that for a reason. This invisible dry shampoo helps to add texture and gives the hair a great scent, so you can keep on looking fab when you aren’t necessarily feeling that way. Oh, and it’s invisible to HD cameras, so you don’t have to worry about it showing up on film – snap away!

The Bargain Beauty: While some of these dry shampoos come with a bit of a higher price tag than some might like to pay, there’s nothing like finding the perfect drugstore equivalent, which is why I absolutely love the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo. Not only does it come with a price that’s lighter on the wallet, it really works. The scent is lovely, and it does a great job of refreshing my style when I’m on the go. I also find that it blends in really well compared to most other dry shampoos I’ve tried. Plus, it’s paraben free!

The Lifesaver: Running late for an important event or meeting and don’t have time to wash? the Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo will be your best friend. This dry shampoo is very lightweight, yet effective, leaving the hair looking soft and fluffy. I do find this one takes a little more work to blend into dark hair, so use it lightly – you don’t need much for it to work anyways! A light, clean scent also helps to lock in the fresh feeling.

The New Kid on the Block: Ok, though it’s not technically a dry shampoo, I felt that the Drybar Detox Dry Conditioner deserved a place on this list because it too helps to freshen up your style. While dry shampoo works on the roots, this is sprayed on the hair from midshaft through lengths, helping to soften and hydrate the hair – it’s perfect for those with dry ends who need a little help to keep their hair looking and feeling healthy as you upkeep your hair between washes. It also adds a really nice dose of shine, making this perfect before going out after a long day.

Are you a fan of dry shampoo? Which one is your favourite?

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Naturally, during the holidays, we all want to look our best.  We’re going to be out and about, running into and meeting with friends & family, which means now is really our time to shine.  This means there’s going to be some serious hair styling going on, and L’Oréal Professionnel is ready to provide the perfect side kicks for your style.

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First up, you’ve got to up the shine factor this season so your luscious locks really stand out.  This L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil gift set contains the Mythic Oil Shampoo and masque, along with a trial size nourishing oil and a chance to win 5 grand prizes (along with weekly prizes of a year’s supply of Mythic Oil – holla!).  Not only would this make a great set for someone who wants to make sure their hair looks gorgeous this season, it also makes a fantastic gift – and how much more would your giftee love you if they were to win a grand prize?

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Once you’ve got your hair looking grand, it’s time to get down to business.  For party-ready, long-lasting styles, you’re going to need the right products, and L’Oréal Profressionnel has got all of your bases covered for the holidays.  First up , L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium, their iconic hairspray, is back and has a superfine spray for superior hold without stiffness.  Just to show you how popular this spray is, 1 is sold every 11 seconds worldwide, and there’s a reason for this.  The Wild Stylers line adds a little bit of edge and even more versatility to your style – between the Crêpage de Chignon volume boosting, mattifying hairspray ($23.50), Next Day Hair texturizing powder spray ($23.50 – I’m obsessed with this stuff), Scruff Me dishevelling gelée ($23.50), Depolish destructuring paste ($23.50) and Beach Waves texturizing spray ($25) – your options for style are absolutely endless.

My friends at L’Oréal Professionnel want to make sure you’re fully stocked for the new year, and have one amazing gift set including all of the items listed about to give away to one of you!
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With the holidays being just around the corner, I’m going to try to bring you some fantastic gift ideas for those in your life.  Up first?  This L’Oreal Professionnel Holiday box, which features their L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Vitamino Shampoo and Conditioner and a travel size Mythic Oil.  This set makes a perfect gift for someone who wants to keep their colour vibrant and their hair healthy throughout the holiday season!

This shampoo and conditioner smells fantastic and really is great for prolonging the life of your colour, no matter what shade you’re rocking. And Mythic Oil is the perfect addition to any hair care routine – it helps to strengthen your strands and adds more life to your mane.

As a little bonus, I have a gift set to give to one of you so that you can keep your hair looking fab this Christmas.  Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
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