Beauty school supplies with P&G + a giveaway!

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With September already around the corner (geez, how time flies!), it’s time to start thinking about back to school.

Although I’ve been out of school for five years (and high school for nine), I still get excited about back-to-school time.  In fact, I think I get a bit envious of students who get to shop for new notebooks, pens, clothes, and electronics. Yes, I can still do that, but there’s nothing like picking out that perfect first-day-back-at-school outfit, even though mine always consisted of fall clothes and it was still hot and sunny out (fashion knows no boundaries…).

Regardless of what you’ll be shopping for in terms of school supplies, there are still some beauty must-haves that are great for stocking up on. As part of the Beauty United program with P&G, CoverGirl make-up pro Veronica Chu and Pantene consulting stylist Justin German developed back-to-school tips and tricks incorporating fall’s hottest trends using products from CoverGirl, Pantene, Olay and Venus.

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Time crunch in the morning? Slap on some of Olay’s Total Effects 7 CC Cream, which is designed to reduce the look of pores and uneven skin tone to reveal flawlessly beautiful skin in one simple step. It’s also quite sheer, so you can really let that young skin breath and shine through while providing coverage and moisture.  Pair it with some mascara and a lip colour, like CoverGirl’s LashBlast Volume and CoverGirl’s lipstick in Eternal Ruby, for a perfect back-to-school look.

Want something different for this school year?  Take a tip from Veronica Chu:

“Experiment with colour! Instead of basic black eyeliner, try one in purple or copper from the COVERGIRL Ink It! line – with a wide range of colours, the long-wearing formula stays on all day with no fading or creasing.  A great way to add a pop of colour without wearing too much eye makeup.” – Veronica Chu 

After months of swimming, tanning, and sweating, I’m sure your hair needs a reboot.  Add some moisture back to your locks with Pantene Pro-V’s Daily Moisture Renewal shampoo and conditioner, which cleanses and hydrates hair for an all-day moisturized feel.

As for styling, Justin German has you covered.

“Time saver tip! Braid hair at night after applying a leave-in conditioner while it’s still damp.  In the morning, break down the braid and spray Pantene Root Reboot Dry Shampoo at the roots, adding volume and texture for on-trend undone, dropped out waves.” – Justin German


Whether it’s a new mascara or styling products, I want to make your back-to-school beauty list easy. Enter to win all the beauty products (electronics sold separately!) shown in this post (value of C$100!), as well as a $25 Wal-Mart gift certificate via the Rafflecopter below. Get extra points for retweeting or regramming a photo from this post and tips you have for back-to-school beauty, as well as the hashtags #BeReady2Roar and #beautyunited. Contest closes on September 1, 2015 and is open to residents of Canada only.

One more thing, P&G and HIP Reward are offering two downloadable songs with a $10 purchase of COVERGIRL, Pantene, Olay or Venus products!  This special offer is valid in all Walmart locations (excluding Quebec, sorry!) between August 13 – September 10, 2015.  Check out for full details.

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Need some back-to-school grub? Enter my Freshii giveaway, ends this Friday!!

29 Comments on Beauty school supplies with P&G + a giveaway!

  1. flowerchild23
    August 19, 2015 at 4:06 pm (3 years ago)

    My tip is to get a new outfit and makeup.To look and feel your best.

  2. Glogirl3
    August 19, 2015 at 5:50 pm (3 years ago)

    My tip is to carry oil absorbing sheets with you for quick fixes.

  3. Mary
    August 19, 2015 at 6:23 pm (3 years ago)

    My beauty tip is to apply an overnight facial mask so when you wake your skin will be glowing!

  4. ivy pluchinsky
    August 19, 2015 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

    my beauty tip is to get your clothes ready the night before, and put all the make up you want to use in one place so you are not spending time looking for that missing make up item

  5. Belinda McNabb
    August 19, 2015 at 11:05 pm (3 years ago)

    my beauty tip for back to school is to start going to bed a bit earlier each night two weeks leading up to school starting. That way everyone gets back to the groove of things and you always look better with a good nights sleep

  6. Amy Heffernan
    August 19, 2015 at 11:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Moisturize daily! 🙂

  7. Jess
    August 19, 2015 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Wash your face before going to bed and make sure you get a lot of sleep! 😉

  8. Jolie
    August 20, 2015 at 12:13 am (3 years ago)

    Lots of water & sleep & don’t forget the sunscreen.

  9. billiondollarprincesss
    August 20, 2015 at 2:06 am (3 years ago)

    Have a good skin routine.

  10. Judy Cowan
    August 21, 2015 at 1:08 am (3 years ago)

    Moisturize your skin daily and make sure you take your make-up off before going to bed.

  11. Haroon
    August 21, 2015 at 2:39 am (3 years ago)

    Keep it simple and natural

  12. Rebby Roberts
    August 21, 2015 at 6:03 am (3 years ago)

    If your mascara is clumpy, put the tube in warm water before applying to prevent the clumps!

  13. Karla
    August 21, 2015 at 7:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Make sure to get plenty of sleep!~

  14. Danielle
    August 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Less is more, don’t overdo it

  15. Darwin
    August 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm (3 years ago)

    My wife says: Use a tinted moisturizer. It’ll save time and help you with a flawless look.

  16. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    August 23, 2015 at 8:06 pm (3 years ago)

    get plenty of sleep

  17. Judy
    August 24, 2015 at 12:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Keep it simple and smile 🙂

  18. Brenda Penton
    August 25, 2015 at 10:26 am (3 years ago)

    Keep oil absorbing sheets in your purse to absorb all the shinies 🙂

  19. Suzi
    August 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Get organized with your makeup routine so you are not rushing yourself on the first day back!

  20. Emily C
    August 25, 2015 at 5:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Apply lipbalm before you go to bed so you wake up with lovely smooth lips.

  21. Deborah Gardner
    August 26, 2015 at 3:40 am (3 years ago)

    My beauty tip is to put on primer before you apply foundation for a good even base!

  22. Tracydeanne
    August 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Get lots of sleep!

  23. Krista Miller
    August 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Wear a waterproof mascara to school so that in gym class your make-up doesn’t sweat off leaving you with awful raccoon eyes!

  24. Victoria_CosmeticCravings
    August 28, 2015 at 8:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Use a BB cream for ease and quickness in the morning

  25. sibley_h
    August 29, 2015 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Keep your daytime makeup simple

  26. EN Donnelly
    August 30, 2015 at 10:53 pm (3 years ago)

    keep it natural

  27. Lushka Smith
    August 31, 2015 at 3:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Dry shampoo is great to have on hand for those days that you wake up late.

  28. Eldon L
    August 31, 2015 at 8:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Get lots of sleep!

  29. Yuen Ch
    September 1, 2015 at 3:39 am (3 years ago)

    I use paper napkins to absorb oil


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