30 Days of Beauty

I’ve been working at home for ten years now. My commute is twenty steps down the hall and aside from an occasional stuffed animal pile up, my rush hour traffic is pretty mild. There are a lot of things from my “working” days I don’t miss — like fighting traffic, buying lunch, keeping my wardrobe up to snuff, office parties. I have recently found though that what I do miss, is feeling beautiful.

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Working from home does not require me to wear makeup, do my hair or even get out of my pajamas. While that sounds lovely it starts to wear on you after awhile, when you pass by the mirror and you barely recognize yourself. Even though I have no appearances to upkeep here, I’ve been making a real conscious effort lately to pull myself together in the morning. The simple truth is that if you look better you feel better.

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This is why Shoppers Drug Mart and I are BFF’s. I love that I can pop in and grab my milk, my allergy medication, a new magazine, and then step into their skin care and cosmetics departments and find the best products for me to feel better without having to hit a single department store. Shoppers Drug Mart saves me time, money and helps me feel beautiful.

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The best time of the year at Shoppers Drug Mart, of course, is their 30 Days of Beauty Event. This is their 3rd Annual National Event and is the Biggest Beauty Event of the Year. This year’s event runs from August 17 – September 15, 2013. Shoppers Drug Mart shares unique beauty looks for every occasion through makeover videos and visuals, plus instructional “How-To’s” in-store and online.

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I’m looking forward to booking a free 5-minute makeover in store so that I can learn some new tips and techniques. I have a wedding coming up and my dress has a very 60s retro-feel to it. I want to learn how to perfect the cat-eye. I also want to pick up some tips for how to wear make-up in my 40s – a total beauty refresh. I can’t pull off the same look from twenty years ago. Finally, I want to learn how to pull off the beach day look for everyday. Perfect for at home when I want to feel good without feeling done up.

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I know I’ll probably forget some of the beauty tips so it’s good to know that I’ll also be able to find instructional videos online and “How-tos” detailing how to achieve the 30-30 days of Beauty Looks, as well as information regarding participating products/brands at 30daysofbeauty.ca for when I’m crunched for time. I’ll also be able to find the print-to-redeem in-store, 1 day only coupons.

 

Of course, Shoppers Drug Mart is also my ONLY destination for skin care with Avène being my absolute favourite! I am tempted to try some new ones though and this is the month to do it because there will be daily excitement in-store, including 1-day only offers as well as month-long campaign offers on all your favourite beauty products including: Lancôme, Biotherm, Lise Watier, Clinique, Benefit, Elizabeth Arden, Clarins, CoverGirl, Revlon, Quo and Gosh! I think I’ll be dropping by my local Shoppers Drug Mart between August 24 and August 30, to check out these products and pick up the exclusive gift with purchase — a stunning silver Cosmetic Pouch, filled with over 25 beauty and fragrance samples! It’s fabulous and free (while quantities last) when you spend $75 or more on Cosmetics, Skin Care of Fragrance.

 

Finally, with all this shopping come Shoppers Optimum Points. Of all the points/reward cards I have Shoppers Optimum is my absolute favourite because I spend the rewards all on me! Shhhh, don’t tell my family.  During the 30 Days of Beauty Event you can enter to win a grand prize (1) of $1MM Shoppers Optimum Points through the ‘Submit Your Look’ Contest. That’s a lot of beauty indulgence!

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