Hi gorg

I’m letting you in on a little secret today.

My stampede beauty breakdown.

Listen. I believe the whole look good feel good mantra. Shame on me. Jk but honestly I think there is NOTHING wrong with looking good and feeling good!

ALSO this isn’t exclusive to Stampede. Use this routine leading up to any summer event. Think birthdays, weddings, reunions, a random girls night out, anything.

It’s not extensive, but it’s worked for about 7 years. So here we go.


A week before: 
laser genesis + hair

4 days before:
nails + brow tint

2 days before:
Organic Tan spray tan

Day of:
Sally Hansen airbrush legs + GOSH sun disk


x Laser Genesis:

 A few weeks ago I shared with you my latest obsession confession; laser genesis. So this year I decided to share with you how I would incorporate it in my stampede beauty routine.

The number one thing you MUST remember for laser genesis is that for a few days after, minimize sun exposure. So if you pop into see Stacey for a last minute laser genesis appt this week, just make sure you wear your cowboy hat this weekend.

x Hair:

Now this can change. I saw one week before if you’re going to a new stylist in order to avoid any last minute meltdowns. I have been going to Julie B at Hedkandi Bankers Hall for yeeeaaaarrrsss now so I trust going only a couple days before Stampede. 

x Nails:

POWDER DIP. Okay, YYC girlgang, Uptown Nail Boutique in Mission does Powder dip and it is far better than any shellac, gel, blah blah I’ve had before. It’s a combo of Vitamin enriched polish and literally powder on your actual nail. The combo turns into a super strong polish. I get square shape, ALWAYS. Go ask for powder dip and you’ll have a million colors to choose from just trust me. PS If you want to know more just comment below and I’ll do a post on it.

FOR TOES: I went to Butter Beauty in Bankers Hall and they did a PHENOMINAL job. Not to mention the decor is insane. So chic. 

x Brow Tint:

YESYESYES. Necessary for Stampede. A fresh bold brow tint. I went to Jillian at the Brow Studio’s Auburn Bay location in Calgary originally and she did the BEST JOB. I actually have an appt with her coming up. If you’re running around downtown and don’t have time to swing by Auburn Bay, Ashley at Butter Beauty Bar in Bankers Hall.

Girl. They will take care of you. Jillian and Ashley are definitely the best brow ladies in Calgary. 

x Organic Tan Spray Tan:

NO Sun for us. We want to stay youthful and cancer FREE. Sooooo cue Organic Tan. Recently I did a Instagram Live Q & A with Leah. She does MOBILE TANNING in Calgary. AMAZING. I had so much fun, she made me feel super comfortable and my tan was AMAZING. She customizes it to every skin tone. I also love that Organic Tan is, well, organic and all natural. I loved it so much that my girls and I booked a STAMPEDE SPRAY TAN PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT. So make sure you tune in on Instagram to see how it goes. 

x Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs:

Wrote about this literally 3 years ago and I AM STILL WRITING ABOUT IT NOW. The Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is life changing. I still remember getting ready for stampede with the girls and being crammed into a bathroom while all applying this stuff. It’s an aerosol spray that you apply VERY CAREFULLY. Guys, this shit gets everywhere. You have to be SO careful. But then it stays put, for good and your legs look flawless all night long until you shower it off. I also put it on my arms. Seriously. 

x GOSH sun disk:

After you apply the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, use this sun disk as a highlighter. It has the best coverage. My girlfriends and I have been using this product for the last 8 years because the shade of highlighter is perfect for seamless body coverage. Collarbones, knee caps and shoulders.



GUESS WHAT Organic Tan was nice enough to give away a Stampede beauty kit which includes: 

Colour Me Dark

Keep Me Golden

body lotion

tanning mitt AND

tanning exfoliating mitt!!!!

It’s SUPER easy to enter!! Just head to my INSTAGRAM and follow the directions on my most recent post. GO. 

xxoo Drea Marie

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