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Caring for Your Leather Bush Hat

Quality leather bush hats are a great all-weather hat. They will keep you comfortable come rain or shine and will stand up to any amount of abuse. However, here are a few tips to keep your leather bush hat looking as new as the day you bought it.

Take care how you put it on

Make sure you don’t squeeze the front of your hat when putting it on. This will push your hat out of shape, causing a sharp point in the leather and exposing it to damage. Tugging the brim to make sure your hat is secure will also change the distinct Aussie shaped style of the brim.

Take care how you store it

We recommend storing your hat on a peg or resting upside down on the crown to avoid it being pushed out of shape. Also, make sure that it is kept out of any direct sunlight. Just as overexposure to ultraviolet rays can be harmful to our skin, leather is also susceptible to damage. Extreme sunlight can cause the surface to become fragile and crack or the colour to fade. By all means, wear your hat in hot and sunny weather. That is after all what it was made for but do not leave it out on a sun lounger or on the dashboard of your car for example.

Keep your hat clean

Although your hat will have been treated, it may still stain if you are not careful and these stains can be quite difficult to remove. Try to keep your hat away from makeup food or any oil-based products. If you do accidentally spill something on your hat wipe it with a soft damp cloth. If a stain is particularly persistent you could try a leather cleanser. This is readily available from your local shoe shop or department store. After using a leather cleanser, we recommend replenishing your hat’s protective layer with an additional leather protector spray. This is also readily available from shoe shops and department stores. If your hat does become soaked through, leave it to dry naturally. If you use heat to dry it, the leather may shrink and the hat might not fit you anymore!

Repair any tears

Scratches are the most frequent kind of damage found on leather bush hats. You can cover them up with a leather dye if they are light. However, you might see these as a feature of the hat, adding a certain rustic worn-in edge. To repair any tears you will need a leather repair kit. These typically contain a liquid adhesive in several colours. Give your hat a through clean with a leather cleanser and allow it to dry. This is necessary because any dirt or oil on the surface may prevent the glue from sticking properly. Choose a glue in an appropriate colour and apply it to the area where the leather is torn. You may need someone to hold the leather taught while you apply the glue. When the glue has dried, take a piece of fine sandpaper and remove any excess glue. You will need to be very careful when doing this; otherwise you may scratch the leather. Clean the area again with a leather cleanser to ensure all excess glue has been removed then allow to dry.

12 Reasons You Really Don’t Need Makeup

Here, we love a good made-up look as much as the next celebrity hitting the red carpet. An intense smoky eye, a slick, winged-out liner and a bright red lip can certainly do wonders and turn heads. But sometimes we’re just tired, and wearing absolutely no makeup at all just feels so good.

In fact, we’ve really been digging the more natural looks stars have been wearing out and about recently. After all, it’s summer — hardly a season that calls for dramatic makeup. Behold, 12 reasons you should drop the foundation and brave the masses without any makeup on.

1. Sometimes you can just get a little too carried away, and your smoky eye ends up in flames.

2. You’ll walk out of the house feeling fine, but by the end of the day, you look in the mirror and everything has smeared.

3. Have you ever tried applying makeup on a train/car/airplane? Yeah, it’s pretty much impossible.

4. No matter how expertly you apply that mascara, there are always clumps.

5. When you get home from that long day, you are tired (and possibly hungover). You really don’t want to spend precious minutes taking off globs of makeup when you could be sleeping.

6. On that note, why waste sleeping time in the morning putting on makeup? We would much rather have that extra 10 minutes of sleep, thank you very much.

7. Guys really don’t care (or recognize) if you’re wearing makeup or not…

8. Or they notice… and it’s not a good thing…

9. Makeup is expensive! Take some time to calculate all the money you’ve spent on makeup and then think about what you could have bought with that money instead…

10. Nothing feels as great as just-cleansed, fresh skin.

11. If Beyoncé can brave her bare face in a documentary for the whole world to see, then we can too.

12. Because a girl who is confident in her own natural skin is more beautiful than any girl who wears all the makeup in the world.