Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Toronto and the Proctor & Gamble Beauty United Launch

Last week, on Monday, one of the most exciting things ever happened. I was invited to Toronto by Proctor & Gamble to attend the Beauty United launch featuring Olay, Cover Girl and Pantene. It was a whirlwind trip, but I tried to photograph everything as best I could and will walk you through my VIP experience!

Monday started by getting picked up by a swanky car to drive me to the Fredericton airport. I took a direct flight to Toronto where another swanky car drove me to the Trump Hotel where I was staying. The Trump Hotel guys! Needless to say, that was definitely the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in, and by far.

Above, the luxurious bed, an over-excited selfie, a touch light control panel, and the swanky bathroom with a TV in the mirror. I need to repeat this: a TV in the mirror! The. room. was. ridiculous.

After a self pep-talk and half a mind to take a little shot of alcohol (I was a little nervous!) I headed down to the Beauty United event which was on the 10th floor of the Trump Hotel.

 How cute are the little BU aka Beauty United chocolate covered Oreos?! They were delicious too!

Some faces at the launch:
Above, the gorgeous Michelle from A Lovely Allure and I met one of my favorite bloggers ever Christine from Little Red Bow. She was so sweet and just like I imagined her - I felt like I knew her already! Bottom left bloggers are Christa from Periously Pale (which I was a little starstruck to meet), new friend Dee from Liner Glitter Gloss and the ever lovely (and hilarious!) Jenn from Procrastinating Pretty. And finally Alexandra from AlexFashionBeauty vlogging at the event!

After some very interesting presentations on the science behind Proctor & Gamble, we were introduced to the Fall/Winter trends from brand ambassadors.
We learned about the new trends for fall: big, unstructured & messy hair, bordeaux lips, sleek, side parted ponytails and burgundy smokey eyes. I'm really excited to try the burgundy smokey eyes on myself! And since I already have big hair, I'm apparently set for fall!

After the presentations, we were off to interactive booths to learn about new Proctor & Gamble products. Highlights included being instructed that I should color my hair a dark brown for fall (which I definitely will!) and the most surprising fact of the night: did you know that all Venus Razor handles fit ALL Venus Razor heads? I was blown away by this and have since told many friends who didn't know! How cool! I'm also really keen to use the new Herbal Essences with Moroccan Oil! Some of these products were in a very generous swag bag I received at end of the night so expect some reviews soon!

I had such a blast at the Beauty United Launch and would like to thank Proctor & Gamble for their generosity in sending me to this event. I'm so grateful I got to travel to Toronto, meet some beautiful Canadian beauty bloggers and talk to experts from the industry. It was such an amazing experience. Thank you thank you thank you!

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.


  1. Wow, lucky you! It sounds like a really awesome trip! Need to try the Herbal Essences range with moroccan oil, sounds great!


  2. you look so cute in the selfie pic! :)

  3. Wow your room looked amazing!! Again, it was so nice meeting you in person :)

  4. I didn't even see you take that photo!! lol. It was lovely meeting you, and you are super lucky you got to stay at the hotel!

    1. It's such a gorgeous picture of you, I couldn't not put it up! :) So nice to meet you too Michelle!

  5. you did a great job of photographing the event, love all the little detail shots. that hotel room!! looks like a really fun event :)