As a mom, taking care of your little ones often comes first, meaning date nights are placed on the back burner. As important as it can be to set some time aside to escape with your man, it isn’t as easy as it once was. At least in my case, that is. My husband and I were lucky to sneak in a date night at the end of January. Prior to that our last date night was at the end of September. Why such a gap? Well, we don’t live close to our family and with 3 young children it isn’t necessarily easy to convince one of the in-laws to watch all the kids so we can escape for a few hours. It probably doesn’t help that the second last time I went on a date night, my (at the time) 6 month old cried for pretty much the whole 8 hours we were gone out of sheer refusal to take a bottle.

So as you can gather when a date night pops up… We savour it like a fine wine!

Date night doesn’t have to just be about going out though. My husband and I have made a point to have weekly date nights at home. Sometimes these date nights find me getting dolled up. Other times not so much. It is still nice to allot that time to reconnect with my husband.

I have some awesome tips from Pantene Pro-V, COVERGIRL and Crest to help you achieve a date night look that leaves you looking and feeling your best. Whether you are planning to head out on the town sometime soon or in the future, you can tuck these tips away in your back pocket.


Want to “wow!” a crowd with fantastic hair? The Pantene Pro-V Full & Strong Collection will help you get high intensity strength and natural fullness.  The shampoo features anti-oxidant technology and is damage defying, while the conditioner helps reinforce strands at the core of the hair, leaving you with a full and sexy do.  Pair that with the Pantene Pro-V PowerFULL Body Booster Spray which will help you boost your hair’s natural fullness and vibrant shine, ensuring an eye-catching look.  Finally, be sure to use Pantene Pro-V Power Up Daily Treatment to secure a long-lasting look, past date night.

Stylist Tip: Pantene Consulting Stylist, Justin German, recommends using the whole collection in order to maintain the full-haired look every day. When using the PowerFull Body Booster Spray, he suggests separating your hair to apply at the root, pulling the product through the ends.  Follow these directions and you will look like you’ve just stepped out of the salon in time for date night!

Before you step out the door, be sure to apply the new COVEGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick.  With 36 shades to choose from, you will be sure to find your perfect match!  With its Shea, Avocado and Aloe butter enriched formula, your lips will feel gorgeous and smooth.

Pro Tip: COVERGIRL Makeup Pro, Veronica Chu suggests creating a defined lip shape by using the pointed tip of the lipstick in an “X” motion at the Cupid’s bow for enhanced precision.  After this, fill in the rest of your lip with your Colorlicious shade for a bold pout!

Finally, to make your new lip shade of choice pop, brighten up your pearly whites with the newest edition to the Crest Whitestrips collection,Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit. These Whitestrips are sure to do the trick with their advanced FlexFit technology for the perfect fit.

How would you like to create your own date night look? Well, here’s your chance! I have a Pantene Full & Strong, COVERGIRL Colourlicious and Crest 3D White prize pack ($72 ARV) up  for grabs, which includes:

To enter complete the form below, and leave a comment telling me what your favourite date to date has been or what your dream date would entail.

*This giveaway is open to residents of Canada only (excluding Quebec). Giveaway ends on March 8, 2015 at 11:59PM EST.

Disclosure: By entering the following contest, you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

(Photo Credit: Raising My Boys)

101 Comments on Date Night Must-Haves {Giveaway} #PGMom

  1. Jeannie
    February 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow! I think the most memorable date I have been on would be the rainy picnic at a back of a mini van I went on when I was in my early 20’s.

  2. tanyab79
    February 19, 2015 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I haven’t had many dates so dinner and a movie 🙂

  3. Sheryl P
    February 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband and I went to see fireworks for our first date… 🙂

  4. Wayne Lecoy
    February 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win this Date Night Prize Pack.
    In response to your question of
    What has been the most memorable date you have been on?
    My most memorable date was in June 2014 when my sweetheart and i
    went out for dinner then went to see Cyndi Lauper and Cher in concert.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jolie
    February 19, 2015 at 9:28 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was the dinner at the restaurant during which my husband proposed to me.

  6. kristen visser
    February 19, 2015 at 9:31 pm (3 years ago)

    The most memorable date I went on was when my now husband proposed 🙂

  7. Aarone Mawdsley
    February 19, 2015 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be a date night in paris!
    it would be lovely!

  8. Lynda Cook
    February 19, 2015 at 10:04 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date has to be when my hubby now, took me to Niagara Falls for the weekend, now that was a wonderful date!!!

  9. Sean M
    February 19, 2015 at 10:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Dream date would be drop everything and take off for a wild weekend in Vegas

  10. Tanis
    February 20, 2015 at 12:06 am (3 years ago)

    My Valentine’s date with my husband (at the time boyfriend) – he certainly romanced me over 10 years ago!

  11. Angela Mitchell
    February 20, 2015 at 1:23 am (3 years ago)

    The most memorable date I’ve been on was when my husband and I went to see Soundgarden tour in 2011 and ended up in the front row.

  12. Cindy A
    February 20, 2015 at 7:19 am (3 years ago)

    A first time date that the guy was more interested in knowing me and showing that he cared

  13. Stephanie LaPlante
    February 20, 2015 at 8:26 am (3 years ago)

    My dream date is having dinner on cruise ship

  14. Carol M
    February 20, 2015 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

    Dream date would be going to NYC for the weekend

  15. Victoria Ess
    February 20, 2015 at 10:13 am (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be going up north for a long weekend and reconnecting with each other and nature.

  16. Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo
    February 20, 2015 at 12:38 pm (3 years ago)

    My first date with my husband was pretty memorable…

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  17. ginette4
    February 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Most memorable date that I’ve been on was a date with a friend; it’s been over 30+ plus since that date, we are celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary this year.

  18. Erika Belanger
    February 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be a fancy candlelit dinner, then a hotel room with a jacuzzi tub!

  19. Julie G.
    February 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I wouldn’t mind having a date night in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Of course, that would mean taking a vacation…

  20. Erika E
    February 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was a spa day followed by dinner in Banff with my husband.

  21. Vesper Meikle
    February 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be going whale-watching during the day, followed by a wonderful meal with wine followed by watching a movie at home

  22. Joanne Saunders
    February 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be to a cabin in the woods with my man.

  23. Silvia D
    February 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm (3 years ago)

    mine would of been sitting on a beach at the Ocean , watching the ships and wildlife enjoying our picnic!

  24. Louise Gilbert
    February 20, 2015 at 2:40 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be a limo pulling up to the house. and then takes me to the airport where my guy would meet me. and we would fly to some where like a private beach house where a candle lite dinner is waiting :)lol

  25. 409cope
    February 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was the first date with my hubby of 35 years. We went to my brothers bowling banquet.

  26. Anne Taylor
    February 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream ddate would be dinner at an ocean front bistro, an inner harbour cruise and then a drive home along the water front!

  27. Judy Cowan
    February 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date is the day my (now hubby) didn’t tell me where we were going and we ended up spending the day on a quiet beach enjoying a picnic lunch.

  28. Suzie M
    February 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be to be whisked away to somewhere romantic

  29. Erin McSweeney
    February 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm (3 years ago)

    my most memorable date was aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship…it was amazing

  30. D.Petch
    February 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was meeting my love at Disney World and enjoying the rides together!

  31. jan
    February 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm (3 years ago)

    my best date turned into a weekend camping trip!

  32. Soozle
    February 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm (3 years ago)

    I had a wonderful date night in Las Vegas – it was memorable indeed! 🙂

  33. Dayna Wilson
    February 20, 2015 at 6:27 pm (3 years ago)

    My best date was probably a night out at an open air theatre in Santorini, Greece, on my honeymoon 🙂

  34. Jennifer P.
    February 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be getting on a plane and going somewhere romantic with my husband and without our kids. One can only dream!! 🙂

  35. Brenda Penton
    February 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be a picnic in a park under a tree

  36. Doris Calvert
    February 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date is going to the mountains for breakfast and spending the day or over night.

  37. J
    February 20, 2015 at 10:55 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would happen flawlessly and have no real bad things happen in it.

  38. Jenness M
    February 20, 2015 at 11:25 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be a nighttime flight to Paris…in first class if possible!

  39. Londia
    February 20, 2015 at 11:29 pm (3 years ago)

    When my Husband and I stayed at a Bed & Breakfast and we out for Greek food for my birthday.

  40. heidi c.
    February 21, 2015 at 5:06 am (3 years ago)

    My husband and I had dinner at the top of the CN Tower when we were dating. He asked me to marry him on that night so it was pretty remarkable all-around!

  41. Courtney
    February 21, 2015 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    My favourite was my first date with my now husband. HE gave me a bouquet of flowers and each one had a note tied to it listing one thing that made me special!

  42. wobbles13
    February 21, 2015 at 11:55 am (3 years ago)

    I am easy, a nice dinner at a local spot trying out new places

  43. Amy C
    February 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date is just dinner and a movie.

  44. Florence c
    February 21, 2015 at 2:57 pm (3 years ago)

    When I was introduced to a Banana split at Dairy Queen.

  45. amber Y
    February 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was an 8 hour hike. It was great.

  46. jen s.
    February 21, 2015 at 8:52 pm (3 years ago)

    My memorable date was seeing Neil Diamond in concert out-of-town – loving every minute of it and dancing and singing like maniac while my date just let me have a wild blast without judgment or being embarrassed – followed by a great dinner, lots of laughs, and an all-around fun time.

  47. Jonnie
    February 21, 2015 at 9:24 pm (3 years ago)

    M y most memorable date was on New Years Eve about 15 years ago. It was bitterly cold and our truck broke down out in the country. We ended up meeting some great people when we went to their door to use their phone and we ares till friends today.

  48. Ashleigh Swerdfeger
    February 21, 2015 at 10:06 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was with my current fiance. 3 years ago, we walked to Tim Hortons in the bitter cold. It was the middle of December and the temperatures were frigid. We talked the whole way there and spent an additional 2 hours talking. it was so nice. We really got to know each other.

  49. Rhonda W G.
    February 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I think it would be my first date with my now husband…30 years ago this Spring! I jokingly tell him it’s a wonder he got a second date since he didn’t talk much…lol.

  50. kathy downey
    February 22, 2015 at 2:18 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was the night I met my hubby we danced till the sun came up

  51. latanya
    February 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I would love a surprise getaway weekend to Savannah or North Carolina

  52. Sunshine Gudlaugson
    February 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d love to run away to somewhere tropical like Bali for the weekend.

  53. Karla Sceviour
    February 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would entail of being wisked away somewhere on a jet !

  54. Debbie W
    February 22, 2015 at 9:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Years ago hubby took me on a mystery date. Even took me dress shopping, and told me what was suitable. I ended up with a limo ride, full hair and make-up, new dress and dinner at the most expensive restaurant in our city. Amazing

  55. Jennifer L.
    February 22, 2015 at 9:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d love to have a date on a beach at sunset…dinner for two, wine and a moonlight stroll by the water.

  56. Belinda McNabb
    February 22, 2015 at 9:53 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would would be at secluded cabin for a weekend with the man I love. Just spending time together, enjoying good food, no hustle and bustle of day to day life

  57. ivy pluchinsky
    February 22, 2015 at 10:15 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be a bonfire with the man i love.

  58. Rebby
    February 23, 2015 at 1:51 am (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be to be whisked away on an airplane with champagne service to a tropical destination. Too much?? LOL

  59. Amy Heffernan
    February 23, 2015 at 7:22 am (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be just a night out anywhere without KIDS! Been way to long 🙁

  60. Lori Bazan
    February 23, 2015 at 7:26 am (3 years ago)

    My best date nights are watching comedies, laughing and sharing thoughts with my husband!

  61. lori b
    February 23, 2015 at 10:49 am (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be my hubby being home (he works away) and having him home and NOT answering a business call.

  62. nicolthepickle
    February 23, 2015 at 11:01 am (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be to go to the Market for a Latte and Chocolate Croissant, get picnic things and spend the afternoon on the beach.

  63. Glogirl
    February 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be a dinner out and a walk under the stars.

  64. Seham Merzib
    February 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm (3 years ago)

    a romantic dinner and a movie

  65. Athena
    February 23, 2015 at 7:27 pm (3 years ago)

    It would be the date where my husband proposed.

  66. Lisa Smith
    February 23, 2015 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would involve a romantic getaway!

  67. l p
    February 23, 2015 at 11:53 pm (3 years ago)

    dream date – lovely dinner, movie, someone to watch the ones at home. thanks

  68. Juliee Fitze
    February 24, 2015 at 7:32 am (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be to go out for a meal with my grandchildren that I only get to see every other year.

  69. joy
    February 24, 2015 at 9:02 am (3 years ago)

    i can’t say i have been on any really memorable dates! A romantic dinner followed by a pleasant walk somewhere pretty sounds good to me!!

  70. Doris H.
    February 24, 2015 at 11:02 am (3 years ago)

    I love dinner and a chat for date night. I think chatting (with wine) is such a great way to have a date.

  71. jenny
    February 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm (3 years ago)

    my first date with my hubby

  72. Robyn L
    February 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm (3 years ago)

    most memorable was taking a truck ride out to the country where one could see the stars
    more clearly; we sat in the back of the pick-up, looked at stars, talked and drank Pepsi.
    Awesome relaxing time.

  73. Karine
    February 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Hahaha, I’m not really sure, probably simply going to the restaurant then movies .. 🙂

  74. Lisa Neutel
    February 25, 2015 at 9:32 am (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be a sunset dinner cruise in the carribean

  75. Dreena
    February 25, 2015 at 11:57 am (3 years ago)

    Dream date: dinner in Lisbon, great wine, and a stroll.

  76. angela m
    February 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Most memorable was when my husband rented a hotel room had roses, chocolates waiting in the room. Took me out to a nice restaurant

  77. Tammy Dalley
    February 25, 2015 at 2:26 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was when I went ziplining with my BF for the first time

  78. Chris Stockford
    February 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm (3 years ago)

    ziplining with my GirlFriend was the most memorable.

  79. Gord
    February 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm (3 years ago)

    A long walk in a big park then having a picnic while there. Later on a leisure stroll on a warm and sandy beach. Followed with a fancy dinner with wine. After that cuddling under a blanket at a bonfire(beach or backyard).

  80. Nate Fuller
    February 25, 2015 at 3:46 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would last for a week, contain alcohol and expensive dinners and would cost me nothing!

  81. Karry Knisley
    February 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

    Most memorable date I have been on was a Toronto Maple Leafs game.

  82. Gillian Morgan
    February 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Staying in and saving money.

  83. SueSueper
    February 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be a nice quiet evening in a high end restaurant where every patron has their own room, so you can have a nice quiet peaceful meal.

  84. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    February 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm (3 years ago)

    That would involve a wonderful meal, a log fire, a warm blanket and a star studded sky or the Northern Lights. 🙂

  85. lisa bolduc
    February 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm (3 years ago)

    haven’t been on a date since the baby was born, I need a nice dinner out.

  86. Lee-Ann
    February 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would include a great dinner, a nice walk, and something silly and fun…the sillier the better!

  87. Eva Mitton-Urban
    February 27, 2015 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

    Most memorable date, hmmm, that’s a hard one. One income family/One son…dates are a rarity. In my mind’s eye the ultimate future date:

    Jasper Alberta Cabin rental – weekend adventure – quiet solitude on crystal clear water…followed by campfire – peering up from sleeping bags at the STARS in the sky…sipping Bubbly 0000 00 oo ooo
    Utter Silence….Aaaahhhh..

  88. Erica Seaman
    February 28, 2015 at 7:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Hubby and I are flying to Toronto to see Maroon 5 in a few weeks…not that is going to be the BEST date <3

  89. Krista M
    March 1, 2015 at 2:44 pm (3 years ago)

    One of the most interesting, best dates I had was a tour of Chinatown, exploring shops & tasting teas and cuisine from various vendors. It was quite a unique experience!

  90. Carole Dube
    March 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date was with my husband on the gondola in Banff.

  91. Tiffany Rotulo
    March 2, 2015 at 9:13 pm (3 years ago)

    the best date I’ve ever been on was when my boyfriend ( husband now ) took me to Niagara falls for the weekend.

  92. Marla P
    March 2, 2015 at 9:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Dinner &movie

  93. Jodi Mitrovic
    March 3, 2015 at 12:57 am (3 years ago)

    That’s an easy one… My Husband took me to Niagara Falls for my birthday in August of 2008. He planned the trip, booked the room, made the dinner reservation and just when I thought our trip couldn’t get any better, he took me down to the Fireworks on The Falls and proposed! Most beautiful day, date, moment!

  94. Anna W
    March 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm (3 years ago)

    My most memorable date is my partner cooking dinner for me at home.

  95. Julie Bolduc
    March 3, 2015 at 2:46 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be with my hubby for a weekend getaway to vagas

  96. Yuen C
    March 3, 2015 at 11:53 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date would be going to Japan!

  97. Lucy
    March 3, 2015 at 11:58 pm (3 years ago)

    my dream date would be going out for a nice hike and enjoying the nature

  98. Eldon
    March 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm (3 years ago)

    My dream date is going to a getaway in Niagara falls for a weekend

  99. Marie Constantineau
    March 8, 2015 at 3:49 pm (3 years ago)

    lunch in a hot hair balloon and then being frisky above the city would be a dream date

  100. Bailey Dexter
    March 8, 2015 at 4:42 pm (3 years ago)

    My best date night was when I got stuck in the airport with a few people & I met my soulmate!

  101. Claudette Lariviere
    March 8, 2015 at 5:55 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband and I are celebrating anniversary #25 in October and we have had so many memorable dates before and after the wedding..-) Our first date was the best date, as that is the one that turned into the rest of my life… <3


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