With a little regret I sent my children off to school this morning - grades four, seven and twelve. ( I was not ready for summer to be over.) As I was getting my first day of school photos I realized that for my grade twelve daughter, this would be my last, first day of school photo taken on our front step. How in the world did time go by so quickly that she is in her last year of high school? As the rain poured down, it reminded me of her first day of grade one. It poured that morning. Now, I find myself nearing the end of this road. She has big plans for the future and is keen to get things rolling next year at university. And, while I lament a bit, I know the best is yet to come!
P&G and Walmart Celebrate Back to School
P&G and Walmart realize that young girls, just like my daughter like to try new things when it comes to makeup and beauty products, especially this time of year during back to school.
A Few Tips To Get You Started:
1. Every great beauty look starts with a great regimen:
“Following a daily hair care regimen is the basis of great looking hair! One of the staples of this is a shampoo and conditioner like the Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner – I love this collection because it’s designed to repair hair, control moisture levels and prevent damage for a soft, smooth, moisturized feel. This makes it a fantastic option for girls experimenting with new styles and putting their hair through its paces so it looks healthy and strong.” – Justin German
“Similarly, great makeup starts with great skin. For young women in their teens or early twenties, their bodies are still growing and factors like stress and hormonal changes can cause skin to act out. I always recommend following a cleansing routine morning and night, followed by a good moisturizer. One of my favourite cleansers is the Olay Total Effects Refreshing Citrus Face Scrub – the oil free formula won’t clog pores and cleanses without over drying. For a moisturizer, apply the Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturizer – I like this one because it’s super light-weight and includes an SPF for added protection.” – Veronica Chu
2.Less is more:
“Playing with hair products and different hair styles is really fun, and it’s a great way to learn! But using too much product can leave hair crunchy, frizzy, flat, or oily. Start off with lighter products like detanglers or the Pantene Pro-V Stylers All-in-One Styling Balm to avoid this – the light multi-tasking formula tames frizz and flyaways while protecting from damage. As an added benefit, other styling products can be layered on top so it’s a great one to experiment and play with.” – Justin German
“When girls start asking to use makeup, think of it as a gradual transition with a very soft and natural feel. Mascara is an easy way to start experimenting – I usually suggest younger girls start with a single coat of brown mascara to give a more natural look. My favourite for beginners is COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume with its wide, straight barrel that makes it really easy to handle. Once comfortable with LashBlast Volume, then branch out and try others in the COVERGIRL LashBlast family (Bloom, Clump Crusher or Fusion) and experiment with other pigments.” – Veronica Chu
3. Fresh and effortless is in:
“Undone, dropped out waves are everywhere and they’re so easy to create, especially if your daughter showers at night. Simply apply a leave in conditioner to the hair while it’s still damp, then braid the hair. In the morning, break down the braid and spray the roots with Pantene Root Reboot Dry Shampoo, adding volume and texture. Not only is this look on trend, but it’s a great time saver too!” – Justin German
“Dewy skin is a staple for the upcoming season. What makes this look particularly good for younger girls is that it’s so natural for them – it’s all about a fresh youthful glow that they already have! To help bring out this natural glow and even out skin tone, apply a small amount of Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream. I love the extremely light weight, oil-free formula because it allows for even colour while minimizing the look of pores.” – Veronica Chu
Body care is also important at this age. For those who are starting to think about shaving or already doing it regularly, the new Venus Swirl razor is designed with new proprietary FlexiBall technology featuring unique four-way movement to shave those hard-to-reach places that other razors might miss. And for a fresh clean that lasts all day, the new Fresh Outlast body washes from Olay that contain 3X more mild cleansers than before.
SPECIAL OFFER! P&G and HIP Reward are offering 2 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 http://Ready2Roar.hiprewards.ca for full details.
***********Enter to Win a $100 Prize Pack
Get ready for back to school with this P&G prize pack:
- Pantene Pro-V Stylers All-in-One Styling Balm – $8.99*
- COVERGIRL Colorlicious Jumbo Gloss Balm (one in Sheers collection, one in Creams Collection) – $7.99 – $9.99*
- Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream – $32.99*
- Venus Swirl razor – $19.99*
- $25 Walmart Gift Card
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