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.

CC cream

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!!