#ShineStrong with Pantene


A couple weeks ago I got an email through my contact form from a guy who came across my blog.  Although his email was flattering, I thought it was a bit odd.  Basically he said that I was a beautiful person on the outside, but am I beautiful on the inside.

I know he didn’t mean to ask that in a rude way, but it struck me as odd to email a complete stranger and ask her if she is beautiful on the inside.  Unless you suffer from extreme low self esteem, I think that most people would say that they are beautiful on the inside, and even if you don’t, there’s someone in the world who thinks you do.

So why am I bringing this up?  Well, Pantene is a starting a movement called #ShineStrong which is designed to empower women around the world to be strong and shine, on the inside and out.  They want women to stop apologizing for things when there is no need to apologize.

As a Beauty United blogger, I was tasked to answer the #ShineStrong tag, and in true beauty blogger fashion, I just had to do it with beautiful hair, courtesy of Pantene.

1. Finish this sentence, “Strong is…”
Staying true to who you are, regardless of the circumstances.

2. What’s the bravest thing you’re ever done?
Asked a guy out (I got rejected FYI, still though, I was proud of the courage it took to do it).

3. What do you do to unwind?
Watch YouTube beauty videos.

4. What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to learn
Another language. Either Hebrew, Spanish or French.

5. How does your #bff #ShineStrong?
By not letting other people put her down. She’s not one to follow the leader, she is the leader.

6. What natural talent would you want to be gifted with?
Being good at sports, any sport really. I’m awful at mostly everything.

7. What is your idea of happiness?
Being in a good place in your life and with people who love you.

8. What is your motto? (Words you live by or that mean a lot to you)
Work hard and go for your dreams. You can achieve a lot if you put your mind to it and work hard.

9. What is your ultimate #ShineStrong hairstyle?
Loose curls and lots of volume!

10. Finish this sentence, “I love good hair days because…”
I feel I can accomplish anything. It’s crazy how much of a confidence boost you get with good hair.

11. Share your best tip for strong, healthy hair
Don’t wash it every day. Also, use a good split ends tamer (I love Pantene Split Fix) and a smoother or Argan oil for shine.  Pantene’s hair BB cream is also a great product cause it’s an all-in-one serum.

12. Finish this sentence, I #ShineStrong when I…”
Don’t let things get to me. Enjoy life and live in the moment. Don’t let things from your past bring you down and don’t sweat the small stuff.


I want to hear how you #ShineStrong.  Enter the Rafflecopter below to win one of three Pantene giveaway kits, which includes product samples and a “Strong is…” whiteboard.  Canadians only, giveaway ends on August 15, 2014.  Good luck!

One more thing, I want to gift you with beautiful hair.  Click here for a $2 off coupon for a Pantene product.

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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.