Getting Ready for Galentine’s Day

Having a strong circle of girlfriends is a must-have in my book. Nothing makes you feel more invincible than knowing that you have the unconditional support of your friends. And since Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love – it totally makes sense to plan a Galentine’s Day celebration with your besties!

Amanda L.  / me / MichelleAmanda M. / EmilyJenelle

I recently got together with a bunch of blogger friends for a fun Galentine’s Day photoshoot. It was a dream team situation – with our experience in outfit and product photography, we worked seamlessly to set things up – in thirty minutes, our elegant hotel room was transformed into a pretty pink haven.

For our post – we wanted to highlight the best products to use when getting ready to go out with your girlfriends. And one lucky reader will win a gift basket ($900 value) containing all the goodies pictured here! SO keep reading to find out what products we’re giving away and why we
love them!

Clarisonic Mia Fit Cleansing Device (C$229) – The first step when getting ready to go out is starting with a freshly cleansed face. Investing in effective skincare is always a good idea – if you have a flawless base to work with, you don’t need to use as much foundation or concealer. Cleansing with a Clarisonic is 6X more effective than cleaning with your hands. And now, Clarisonic redesigned their classic brush into this compact ADORABLE device that fits into the palm of your hand! It is free-standing, waterproof and lightweight, with two speed settings: delicate & power cleanse. From now until February 14, use the code LOVE on the Clarisonic website, to receive 14% off any device.

BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium Ceramic Oval Barrel Iron 1-1/4″ from Trade Secrets (C$116.95) – Loosely waved curls are always a good idea, and this clipless curling iron from Babyliss makes hair-styling such an easy process. The Ceramic and Nano Titanium composition helps protect your hair by evenly applying heat, reducing frizz and sealing in moisture. This is my first clipless curling wand – and I’ve been experimenting with all the different wave patterns I can get using its tapered barrel. For first time users, they’ve included a mini heat protectant glove in the package. If you’re looking for hair and beauty inspiration, check out Trade Secrets’ Instagram account. And visit the SALE section of their website for amazing deals on products and tools!

Kiss by Rihanna at Shoppers Drug Mart (C$69) – If you’re on the hunt for a new perfume for Spring, try out Rihanna’s latest launch. Kiss combines sweet base notes such as cashmere wood and cedarwood with a bouquet of floral top notes: Orange Blossom, Asian Peony, Gardenia and Freesia. The packaging has a vintage vibe – I love the combination of the powder blue glass and the gold spherical cap. This is an ideal perfume for a Girl’s Day out – it’s feminine and subtle, yet also long-wearing, so it will keep you sweetly perfumed all day.

Skechers Shoes (C$80-$120) – If you’re spending the day with your girlfriends, you know there will be a lot of walking involved! Going from shops to restaurants…switching between activities and cafe-hopping – you’ll want to look chic but feel super-comfortable. Slip-on sneakers are the perfect addition to a Galentine’s Day outfit. Can you guess which pair belongs to me? If you chose the shimmering gold and leopard pair, you would be right! I picked this pair because it goes with both blue jeans and black leggings – and would even work with white pants. I am SO in love with the cushioned Air Cooled Memory Foam insole – I could walk for hours in them!

Nine West Bag (prize value up to C$150) – The current Nine West bag selection is out-of-control adorable…I’m seriously in love with the glitter pink Ania Cross Body bag (I’m carrying it in the second picture from the top). They also have a beautiful floral applique bag as well as a range of blue and red Valentine’s Day themed bags. You can shop the Nine West Valentine’s Day collection here. Deal alert: from now until Valentine’s Day, purchase a shoe from the Nine West Valentine’s Day collection & receive the matching handbag for only $50!

JoeyCo Giftcard ($200) – Have you tried the JoeyCo App? JoeyCo is a GTA delivery company that brings anyTHING you need from anyWHERE. Whether it’s scheduling in a dry-cleaning pickup or ordering in some food or getting a dress delivered for an event, JoeyCo’s got you covered. With courier fees as low as $5, it’s a great option when you’re too busy (or too tired!) to pick things out yourself. If you’re looking for a Galentine’s day treat for your friends, you can pick out some chocolates and flowers – and get them delivered straight to your event – just like we did for our shoot!

Enter our contest to win all the items pictured above! The gift basket has a $900 value and will contain: Skechers shoes and a Nine West bag (your choice of style for both), Rihanna’s Kiss perfume, a Clarisonic Mia Fit device, a Babybliss Curling Wand and a $200 giftcard to JoeyCo.

Entering is easy – just complete the Rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Shot on location at The Waterside Inn, Port Credit – the perfect location for a Girls’ Weekend or a Romantic Getaway!  Check out the Prixe Fixe at their
Breakwater Restaurant for Valentine’s Day – they also have a Valentine’s Sunday Brunch on February 12.


  1. pinksuzanne
    February 8, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Wow! What a generous giveaway. Love the picture of you guys–really nice setup.

  2. Unknown
    February 8, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    WOWZERS….this is a SUPER awesome giveaway…super excited!! I tried to follow Joey Co…but there was an error and I can't follow, can you check the link thanks!!! @ForeverAngel26

  3. Beautygirl 24
    February 10, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Super cute photoshoot! I love how you girls all came together for this. Girlfriends are definitely important:)

  4. Be Sassique
    February 12, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Wow what a cool girls squad :O Super cool and awesome pics girlsbest wishesSassi

  5. Bellemare Gayle
    February 15, 2017 / 4:07 am

    Such a wonderful prize package! My fingers are most definitely crossed, I would love to win these amazing items. Thank you for the opportunity!! Best of luck to all!

  6. Anonymous
    February 15, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    You girls look gorgeous 💞

  7. Dannielle Tessier
    February 18, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    wow you ladies are amazing 🙂 love all your blogs and facebook and instagram profiles .. all those cute dresses dreaming of Spring 🙂 Good luck to everyone AMAZING baskets daughters would go nuts ..3 girls living here and all into beauty products ..would love to share all your little beauty secrets ….muaaaaaaa

  8. Joni Waldner
    February 19, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Oh wow!! what a giveaway! Makes me even want to LIKE gal/valentines day

  9. Wanda Tracey
    February 20, 2017 / 3:28 am

    What a fantastic and very generous giveaway!!I am crossing my fingers tight and wishing for hard for this. It would certainly be exciting to win.Thanks to all of you lovely sponsors for this wonderful opportunity.

  10. Journeys of The Zoo
    February 20, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    You ladies look adorable! I hope you had a great day. Besos Sarah.

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