I’m a sucker for a beauty product. Isn’t every woman? I don’t mean that to be sexist, but seriously, haven’t we all, at some point, purchased something because the bottle is cool, or the label is pretty?
But there’s also the stuff we have to buy because it’s a necessity: toiler paper, toothpaste, a Swiffer (yes, it’s necessary). Procter & Gamble is the mastermind manufacturing company behind most of the products in your home (you probably don’t even realize it); from Charmin toilet paper, to Pantene hair care, to the Swiffer, to the Crest White Stripes that have saved you a ton of money because they work just as well as a professional whitening job – P&G did it.
Well, now they’ve done something else – they launched the Have You Tried This Yet? campaign. Basically, they have taken the practical everyday product and glamed it up.
This past week I was lucky enough to attend an event for Have You Tried This Yet? at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Laboratory. Verdi happens to be one of the campaign’s celebrity ambassadors, along with Vanessa Lachey and Latina stylist Irma Martinez. The “Trend Trio” was on hand to give a party of bloggers and media writers the inside scoop on how to take everyday products and make them just a little fancier and fun.
I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl myself, and it was refreshing to be advised on style and beauty care I could easily integrate into my daily routine. Here’s are some fun tips and trends I learned:
Verdi broke down the advice on the fashion front: Black and white is never off the trend grid; it’s forever classic, and forever trendy. And it’s great for travel ‘cause you don’t have to think about how to coordinate it! He also reminded us: you can have fun with fabrics! Daring stripes and florals work if you work it, confidence is key. Need a Superman kind of quick change between work and play? An elegant clutch can spruce up an outfit, and don’t underestimate a good heel! And if you’re feeling sexy, wear a flirty tank under your blazer, and drop the blazer when you go to dinner. But the best advice he gave was to be natural, don’t overdue the make-up, and again, confidence and inner pretty will make all the difference.
Vanessa was a riot. She is as adorable as you imagine her to be. The new mom and wife candidly shared her OCD when it comes to toilet paper (Charmin Ultra Strong). What ever could I mean? It’s all in the details people! She likes to make the potty a little more welcoming, a little nicer, by folding the tip of the top sheet hotel-style (you know, with that little point that makes it easier to pull). She also gave a quick tutorial on the messy bun: it’s the perfect second day hairdo. Side note: Pantene’s Silky Moisture Whip + Moisturizer is a great product to keep hair manageable, silky, sexy, and it’s gives you the right amount of texture to create this hairstyle id you don’t want to wait another day. Back to the messy bun: take a section of hair right above each of your ears, and braid it; next, wrap the rest of your hair into a bun, then wrap the braids around the bun..and remember, if a piece of hair tumbles out, no worries, the messier the better! Again, I heeded her advice, have done it a few times since then (on those days you don’t want to wash your hair), and have received ton of compliments!
Last but not least, Irma Martinez suggested we keep our sheet sets organized by using a pillowcase to store the set. It keeps the lined closet organized and easy to maneuver around. So simple! Also, you can place a potpourri bag with a few Downy Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster beads (because yep, you don’t have to use it in the wash!) and keep you sheets smelling clean and fresh!
The advice keeps going; this is just a snippet of the stuff they shared! It really was a blast, and not once did I feel like we were being sold anything. I went home with a bag of goodies to try out for myself. Stay tuned, I’ll be sure to give the real deal run down on everything!
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