Confession time. As much as I love going out on a Friday or Saturday night, my favourite part of the night is the getting-ready time. I don’t hit up the clubs much anymore, but I still love the glam time. The hair, the makeup, the outfit, I love it all. Play the Putting On Your Party Dress playlist on Songza while sipping cocktails is the perfect night. Honestly, I’ve said it many times, if I could just have the getting ready part and then the obligatory McDonald’s nug run at the end of the night, I’ll be a happy camper.
I’m more of a “let’s go for drinks!” kinda girl now, so it’s not as bad as putting up with a sweaty dance club, but if I’m feeling it, I’ll go all out when it comes to getting ready. And obvi it’s not the same if there isn’t your fave gal pal there to get ready with you (and dogs.. there has to be dogs too)!
For this #GottaTurnItUp challenge we were to show our best glam look. I’m a huge fan of going heavy on the eyes and then nude on the lips so I don’t often stray from my tried and true.
For this look I used CoverGirl Tru Blend foundation and concealer with the Olay and CoverGirl pressed powder over top. For the eyes, first I put on CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Melted Caramel Flame then layered CoverGirl’s Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Gold on top. In the crease, I used CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Molten Black to smoke-out the look. For liner, I used Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner and for extra bold lashes I layered CoverGirl Clump Crusher and Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. For the cheeks I used CoverGirl Cheekers blush in True Plum. To contour, I used CoverGirl Spices bronzer. To finish off the look, on the lips I wore CoverGirl LipPerfection lipstick in Creme (love this!).
My bestie Jess chose to go with a bold lip (she can pull it off way better than me). On her eyes she’s wearing CoverGirl EyeEnhancers 4-Kit Shadow in Pure Romance and CoverGirl LipPerfection lipstick in Bombshell, a beautiful fuchsia pink.
For the hair, I did a full blow out, but first washed my locks using Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner for soft and shiny hair. Then, while it was still damp, I applied Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse before blowdrying it with a round brush. With an S-wave curler I curled my whole head then sprayed it with Herbal Essences Set Me Up Max Hold hairspray.
For the outfit I’m wearing a tank from Marshall’s (only five bucks!), Lululemon tights and Valentino pumps. To be honest though, we didn’t actually go anywhere as it rained all weekend :(. Instead, we got burritos and slurpees and watched a marathon of Extreme Cheapskates on Netflix (oh the magic of blogging…).
Now the fun part! Have an upcoming event that you want to get glam for? Well lucky for you, I’m giving away the following P&G products:
- CoverGirl Tru Blend Liquid Foundation
- CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Melted Gold
- CoverGirl Cheekers blush in True Plum
- CoverGirl LipPerfection lipstick in Bombshell
- CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Show Stopper
- Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner
- Herbal Essences Set Me Up Mousse
- Herbal Essences Set Me Up Max Hold Hairspray
To win, enter in the Rafflecopter below. Contest is open to Canadian residents of the age of majority in their province. Contest ends on June 30, 2014!
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Don’t forget to enter my other P&G giveaways! The #GottaTurnItUp five-minute face giveaway ends tonight and the summertime SOS giveaway is still happening.
Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own.