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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hip Hip Horray, It's Back to School! Celebrate with a #PGMom Giveaway! #BeReady2Roar

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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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.


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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.

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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 
*pricing is at the discretion of the retailer



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57 comments:

Annie1 said...

We always got new shoes before school started! We wouldn't get clothes because it was always warm in September.

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Belinda M said...

I always loved shopping for back to school supplies. It feels like the start of something great. I involve my son now and he helps me get his back to school stuff

Jenny Major said...

we always got to pick out some new clothes

flowerchild said...

Loved going shopping to get my new school supplies and backpack.

tanyab79 said...

I remember my younger sister and I shopping with my mother for some news clothes and school accessories.

Stephanie LaPlante said...

My favorite was definitely shopping for a new wardrobe. I also loved getting new school supplies.

Darlene Schuller said...

We start beginning of August, hair cuts. Shopping begins shortly after. We take our time, shop for clothes,shoes & supplies, seperately... the night before school starts the children choose dinner.

Kelly Heynen said...

Trips to the neighbour's to get our hair cuts, and a stop in at Zellers or Grand & Toy were always part of our back to school routine

Glogirl said...

I always remember going shopping for school supplies and clothes prior to school starting. We had more of a tradition at the end of the school year where my mom would put on a party for us after we got off the bus.

elaing8 said...

I always liked getting new clothes and shoes.
But no real traditions.

Amy Heffernan said...

I always enjoyed getting new clothing and things for back to school! I remember always waiting for the school bus with friends. :)

Flo said...

I loved getting new school supplies and a new school bag for going back to school. I wore a uniform and we did not have backpacks. We passed our books around among cousins. I would get excited when a book changed so I could get a brand new one.

Florence

ginette4 said...

I didn't like starting the new school year..not knowing if I would be in the same class as my friends or have a not so nice teacher but I did love going out and shopping for new clothes and wearing everything new on the first day

spike said...

It ALWAYS rained the first day of school

Brenda Penton said...

I remember going to my best friends house every morning to get ready for school. We would do our makeup together.

Jenness Mills said...

My grandmother always took me on a school clothes shopping spree!

maria said...

New school clothes were always a tradition and i would wear them all within the first week!

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Amy C said...

We go out and shop for new clothes. We get new school supplies.

Tanis S said...

Shopping the week before school was my tradition!!

Victoria S said...

I remember being concerned about what to wear on the first day! Victoria Ess

karine123 said...

Always took a picture on the first day!

Judy C said...

I remember always waiting for the Back to School Flyers to come out so I could go through them and pick what I wanted to get and going shopping to Sears to get my Back to School outfit. (Judy Cowan)

icefairy said...

Our back-to-school tradition is to wear everything new from head to toe.

Tammy D said...

calling my bestie every morning to see what she was wearing to school

Joelle said...

Best memories was shopping for clothes, shoes & school supplies.

Rebby said...

I used to loooove back to school clothes shopping! Nothing like a fresh new wardrobe!

Jeannie Lam said...

I loved picking new back to school clothes. My mom would always allow me to wear a brand new outfit to school on the first day of school.

lushka said...

I loved shopping for new clothes.

Karla S said...

I would love to go back to school shopping for new clothes,backpacks and shoes!!

Heather_S said...
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Heather_S said...

My birthday is in august and I always loved getting new supplies for my birthday.

Muddasir Peracha said...

I remember getting up early the first day of school and being excited to see my friends.

Journeys of The Zoo said...

My kids went to school in Canada for the first time last week and I started the tradition of them standing at the road waiting for the bus. Such an exciting time.

Besos, Sarah
Journeys of The Zoo

Just Another HR Lady said...

Meeting up with my friends to walk to school, and of course, the school clothes shopping!

Silvia said...

I loved getting new school supplies and clothes. also had first day of school pics.

lisa neutel said...

every year i would get new clothes and shoes and i couldnt wait until i could wear my new clothes

Holly MacRitchie said...

My mom would always take my sister and I back to school shopping together. It was so much fun.. The night before the first day of school I would try on all my new clothes and pick my fav outfit to wear.

pamalot said...

we have a back to school traditional "thankgiving' dinner meal to celebrate being back.

Kellypc said...

I didn't really have any set traditions. I would get to shop for new school supplies & a few outfits & shoes. My mom would always walk me to school & meet me at my great grandparents for lunch but she did that anyways. My great-grandparents lived on the same street as my school but our house was a few blocks away.

Gillian Morgan said...

We had the tradition of having a cake at the end of the first day of the school year. We finally got to do this with Sophie this year as she's in kindergarten now.

Nicolthe pickle said...

I remember loving story time at the end of the day, and recess. That was a favourite.

Kristine Ewald said...

Always got new clothes

Lee-Ann said...

I loved wearing the first warm sweater of the year to school...was always my favourite!

BlessedTa said...

Getting new clothes

Pamela said...

I remember shopping for new school supplies

Andrea said...

New clothes, new shoes, and new school supplies

Tinatchick said...

I always loved the ritual of back to school shopping. There was even something great about getting new school supplies for a new school year!

Dana Miller said...

My back to school memory is of me and my best friend coordinating outfits for the first day of school.

Lori Butler said...

i always showered the night before and figured out my clothing

Steph Bkn said...

Always buy one of those teen packs for new beauty products, is it wrong I still buy them to maintain tradition after 10+ years lol

Char T said...

I always loved back to school shopping as a child!

lynnsbeans said...

i lvoed getting a new haircut and new clothes

Nic said...

I would spend hours trying to find the perfect notebooks and first day outfit.

Ophelia said...

Sleeping early!!

Angela M said...

The most exciting thing for me was getting my back to school clothes for the year. When I was a teenager I would save up $$ all summer long from my summer job just so that I could buy new clothes for school.

Doris Humber said...

The best memories were the back to school shopping. It was always exciting shopping for my new school supplies.

Jonnie (JB) said...

We have back-to-school dinner each year on the first day of school. We go out for pizza and ice cream and the kids fill us in on their first days.