Everyone has that-kind-of-morning where they miss their alarm, run around the house like a mad person, probably skip breakfast and when they're half way to work or school, realize they've forgotten to pack something important. While there's no guarantee those mornings wont happen ever again, here's some inspiration for the people who want to cut down the time it takes to get ready without walking out the door feeling like a trainwreck.
1. The Ponytail
Ponytails are a super simple and easy hairstyle to do in the morning- but let's be honest, it doesn't take long to get bored of them! To add a little something else to your ponytail, try leaving out two small sections that fall before your ears and then tie up the rest of your hair into a ponytail. With one section, twist it away from your face and bobby pin it near your hair tie. Do the same with your last section. This will keep your bangs off your face and out of your eyes as well as add a little more dimension to a usually basic look.
2. The Bun
Buns are like the designated lazy girl hair style. But that doesn't mean we want to look lazy all the time. To add some flare, try the bow bun. Don't be afraid- it only looks complicated but with a little practice it's ridiculously simple. First, make a high pony tail and loop your hair through an elastic so that it resembles a bun and the ends sit on top of your head. Split the bun down the middle and finally, take the remaining loose ends and bobby pin them behind the split bun.
Side braids are cute and there are endless ways to achieve them. But, if you're looking for something a little more interesting to look at, try this! Take a small section of hair close to your face (most likely your side bangs) and braid it. It can be a regular braid or fish-tailed, the choice is really up to you. Tie it off and pull it apart a little, bit by bit. It makes the braid appear thicker and fuller. Work on doing a side braid with the rest of your hair. Again, the type of braid is up to you! Once the larger braid is tied with an elastic, untie the smaller braid and pin it with a bobby pin to the side of your head.
Beach waves are a really popular hairstyle but using heat on your hair constantly can be damaging- and time consuming! Try investing in some sea salt spray. Nearly every hair product brand on the market carries their own kind and the look takes seconds to do. Spray the product all over and for a few seconds, scrunch your hair and twist it. The more you play and tease your hair, the more waves you'll get. It works best on damp hair that dries naturally but if you prefer to scrunch and then blow dry, that works too!
To get curls that don't take all morning to create, try preparing them over-night! Section your hair off into four sections, two on either side of your head. With each section, twist them away from your head until you reach a couple of inches away from the end and then bring the piece over your head like a headband. Bobby pin it down and repeat with each section. When you wake up in the morning, remove the bobby pins and untwist your hair to reveal already done curls. If they're lacking in volume, try using some dry shampoo or hairspray.
6. The Headband
Why spend money on hair accessories when you can turn your hair into a pretty and unique one? To make a braided headband, start with one two-inch section of hair behind your ear. Create a regular braid and once completed, bring it over your head and bobby pin it in place. Repeat the process on the other side of your head with a new section. To hide the bobby pins and ends of your braids, try tucking them under the opposite braid, which really completes the look of a real headband.
So there's some easy hair inspiration to make you feel a little bit better about your mornings! Comment down below what your favorite go-to hair style is in the morning or if you tried one of ours above.
The number of Montrealers giving up some aspects of "work from home" culture and returning to their workplace at least part of the time has more than doubled since June, according to a new survey by the Montreal Board of Trade in collaboration with Léger.
Montreal Board of Trade President and CEO Michel Leblanc said in a statement that the number of people going back to the office, either full-time or part-time, has climbed from 28% in June, to 47% in August, to 61% in the current survey – which was conducted from October 26 to November 5 of this year.
The results show "once again that the return of workers to the office is underway," Leblanc said. The most recent figures, which include 29% going back full time and 32% a few days a week, are "a very promising advance for the revitalization of downtown Montreal," he said.
The Board of Trade says its main goal with the survey was to discover how managers and employees felt about returning to a shared workspace. The survey focused on managers' and workers' feelings around issues like mental health, the use of the vaccine passport, and going back to working and doing business face-to-face.
The results show that 71% of workers are comfortable with the idea of returning to work in person. And for 62% of those who came back to the grind of regular office life, the possibility of working flexible hours was a big incentive.
At the same time, a majority of respondents – 76%, down from 78% in August and 84% in June – still like working from home.
The impacts of working from home were nonetheless notable, with 40% of people reporting a loss of team spirit and about 29% having trouble maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
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Cold winters in Montreal are inevitable but dry winter skin is not. By changing your skincare regimen and using the right products, you can keep your skin looking soft and smooth all season long.
Shoppers Drug Mart is full of effective and inexpensive products that can keep your skin hydrated and moisturized to the max. There are over 400 beauty brands to choose from to help you build a routine that suits your specific needs. From Cerave to La Roche Posay, Olay, Bioderma, Versed, and so many more!
The great thing about shopping there is that you can use your PC Optimum™ card to score tons of points that you can put towards your next purchase. You can redeem $10 for every 10,000 points you earn.
Let's say your biggest skincare concern is redness caused by rosacea or eczema. At Shoppers Drug Mart, you can find gentle, non-irritating products that won't break the bank, like this UriageRoséliane Anti-redness Cream for $28.
If you're still suffering from acne through the winter, the Cocokind Turmeric Tonic Spot Treatment for $14.99 is a good product to have in your beauty cabinet. It's a leave-on spot treatment that can help zap zits overnight.
Besides drinking water and investing in a humidifier (which you can also find at Shoppers Drug Mart), there are other ways to keep your skin hydrated and protected against the cold.
If you notice your skin's complexion is dull and lacking radiance, you can apply a few drops of Indeed Laboratories Vitamin C Brightening Drops after cleansing and before moisturizing. It costs $19.99 and you can earn 285 PC Optimum™ points with your order.
You can also try one of the newer brands at Shoppers Drug Mart called Florence Mills. The Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask for $29 will help you reset your skin after a long week, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
Some of us tend to get dry, flaky skin around our eyelids and under-eye area which is never cute. But there are a few effective ways of treating the condition after a quick trip to the drugstore.
You can buy a velvety rich cream like the Versed Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream for $23.99. This one's loaded with smoothing algae extract, firming peptides and ethically-sourced mica so the sensitive skin around your eyes stays hydrated and younger-looking at the same time. We love a multi-tasker!
The CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser With Hyaluronic Acid is a massive fan-favourite and it's only $17.99. It's a non-foaming lotion that gently removes dirt and oil while keeping your skin super hydrated, especially during cold weather season.
With the holidays around the corner, everyone is super slammed with work and family and there's little time left for personal shopping. The Shoppers Drug Mart website makes it quick and easy to shop for products by concern, so you get what you need faster. Whether it's fine lines, redness, dark circles or dryness, you can filter through different concerns to find the product that's right for you.
You can even filter through different brands, formulas, skin types and ratings which is a huge time-saver. Now that your skin looks amazing, you can get back to doing all your favourite winter activities feeling comfortable and confident.
Right now, you could book a work desk at Burgundy Lion in Little Burgundy, 212 Montreal in Old Montreal, Knox Taverne in Pointe-Saint-Charles, and Riverside, which is in Saint-Henri, along the canal.
You can even bring your dog to work with you at Riverside and 212.
It costs $9.99 to reserve a Workden space for eight hours, which includes a work desk, unlimited gourmet coffee, tea, and water, professional-grade Wi-Fi and access to community events — as well as a Community Manager who will greet you at the door when you arrive for your session.
Five-day passes, monthly passes and group passes are also available.
More Workden locations are expected soon in the Plateau Mont-Royal, the West Island, Brossard, the Mile End and downtown. The collective is also accepting suggestions for workspace locations via email.