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Whiter Teeth In One Week With Colgate Optic White

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If your teeth are like mine they might be a little dingy from coffee and the occasional bottle err glass of red wine. Well never fear we can hide our affinity for dark beverages with the new Colgate Optic White Line. A trio of products that will have your teeth looking whiter and brighter in just one week!

Check out below for my thoughts on each product.

optic white toothpaste

I love this toothpaste, it has a great foaming element that leaves my teeth and mouth looking and feeling fresh and clean. I have been using it for two weeks now and I am definitely seeing an improvement in the discoloration on my teeth.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
The must-have toothpaste for your whitening toolkit.

With regular use, this high-impact whitening toothpaste:

  • Removes stains ordinary toothpastes don’t.
  • Whitens more than 3 shades*, results start in just one week!

Plus, it’s got a special formula made with enamel-safe whitening toothpaste ingredients.

 

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The taste of this was a bit weird not bad but a bit different. It didn’t burn like some mouthwashes which was great and it definitely makes my mouth feel super fresh so I can leave with the mildly odd taste. And I have stopped using it as creamer in my morning coffee, that just didn’t work!

Colgate Optic White Mouthwash
Whiten, Freshen, & Protect
Freshens breath
Helps Remove Surface Stains
2% hydrogen peroxide formula whitens as it freshens.
WhiteSeal® technology forms a shield around teeth, to help seal out new stains.

colgate optic white toothbrush and pen

Love, love, love this brush. Ok what weirdo loves a toothbrush? This one! Ask Jocelyn I have a weird thing about epically long brushing sessions. I should probably channel that energy into flossing but hey I still have time to pick that up before my next dentist appointment.

I really like the multiple layers on this brush it gets all the food and ick off my teeth and they feel smooth and clean after. And how great is it to have the whitening pen right in the brush? Genius! The Whitening Pen is easy to apply and didn’t cause any sensitivity and within the first few days I started to see a marked improvement on the stains on my teeth.

Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen
Brush. Whiten. Go.™
A convenient and affordable way to get whiter teeth in just two days.* The Optic White® Toothbrush + Whitening Pen.

  • Brush as you normally would with your regular toothpaste. The Colgate® Optic White® toothbrush is specially designed with polishing bristles and stain removers to help remove surface stains.
  • Turn the dial at the bottom of the whitening pen and apply gel. It takes only seconds to apply and adhere to your teeth. No waiting, no rinsing.
  • Store pen inside brush.

Overall I think this is a great line for everyday whitening and the best part it didn’t create any sensitivity issues for me.  You can learn more about the Colgate Optic White collection here or purchase any of the items your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Great Hair for Fall from Dove!

dove dry shampoo

One of the best smelling dry shampoos I have used, I love the fresh clean scent of the Dove Dry Shampoo. The mist is ultra fine and worked amazingly well at cleaning my hair and adding volume. The clean look and feel lasted all day and I love it didn’t leave any residue on my hair.

DOVE REFRESH+CARE INVIGORATING DRY SHAMPOO $4.89
With Nutri-Style Complex
Refreshes and revives hair between regular washes

  • At Dove® we know everyone’s hair is different. That’s why we’ve developed specially tailored solutions for damaged and dry hair.
  • Absorbs out between traditional washed so hair looks and feels refreshed.
  • It’s weightless formula cleans to transform hair from lifeless to bouncy so you can enjoy fresh, voluminous hair for longer, even when you skip your regular wash.

dove oxygen moisture

I have really fine hair so when I style it straight my hair can look think and a bit blah. I have started using 2 pumps of Dove Oxygen Moisture before styling and my hair stays soft and has more oomph. Instead of falling flat within hours it has bounce and life all day long.

Dove Oxygen Moisture Leave In Foam $6.79
For fine, flat hair.
Oxygen Moisture with Oxyfusion Technology is a new generation of moisture. This system moisturizes flat, limp hair while adding up to 95% more body & fullness*. Leave In Foam delicately moisturizes hair + creates a flexible hold to keep hair under control all day long.

Features & Benefits:

  • Delicately moisturizes
  • Creates a flexible hold to keep hair under control all day long

Dove products are available for purchase at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

Halloween Costumes made easy with Q-tips! #BeautyQtips

qtip halloween in a box

Last week the mailman brought me something extra special. My Halloween Costume in a Box from Q-tips. My kit included makeup to create my looks, falsies, Pond’s cream cleanser and Precision Tip Q-Tips to create my look. The Q-Tip style guide had lots of great makeup looks but I decided to try a sugar skull after falling in love with the Book of Life movie.

halloween in a box inside 

I followed a YouTube tutorial to create my first sugar skull look. I love Q-tips for regular makeup clean ups but the Precision Tip applicators were amazing for clean ups as well as application. It was easy to wet them for more intense look from my shadow. And I like I could use multiple Q-Tips so I wasn’t cleaning brushes every two minutes.

qtip sugar skull

The Q-Tips made for much easier detail work and I love how well I could apply my eye shadow with them. Being my first sugar skull look I had a few errors and the Precision Tips were perfect for cleaning up just the mistake and not taking off makeup I wanted to keep.

 

sugar skull 2

I didn’t have any flowers to create an authentic dia de los muertos headpieces. So I found a black lace scarf to improvise my look. It all came together much faster than I thought and I am excited to try more fun looks with Q-Tips.

qtip after sugar skull

After all those layers of makeup I was a bit worried I was going to have a heck of time removing it all. I took a dollop of the Pond’s Cream Cleanser and after working it around my face with a bit of water no more makeup. My skin felt and looked great without any harsh scrubbing. Before you start your Halloween makeup look be sure to grab some Q-Tips to make the job easier.

Q-Tips can be purchased local drugstore, market or mass retailer.

 

Disclosure: I received product samples and items used to create my Halloween look. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Enter the Zoya Color Laboratory!

zoya color lab

Are you “MAD” for Zoya?! Now’s your chance to bring the color of your dreams to life! Step inside our virtual color labooooooratory (muahahaha) to experiment with color and finishes to “mix” your very own shade. The Zoya color animator offers various pieces and parts (finishes, opacity and hues) to play with – feel free to use the description section to elaborate on your masterpiece. Give your creation a name, submit it, and there’s a chance we will bring it to life!

Thursday, October 31st (10:00am ET) Piece together your creation for a chance to have it custom created just for you! The highest voted shade will win, so don’t forget to share your creation with your friends and family after it’s been submitted!

http://www.zoya.com/content/category/Halloween_Color_Lab_2014

How It Works:

  • Go CRAZY! (You know we are) Create a custom shade using the Zoya Polish Animator
  • Name your creation and describe any additional elements you would add to the polish.
  • Submit (and don’t forget to share!) your custom shade for a chance to bring it to life!
  • Have more than one color you’re mad about? Create as many as you’d like!

One winner will be selected on October 31, 2014 at 9am EST

 

Zoya The Undertaker

This is seriously so fun! I won’t tell you how long I have been playing with colors today. I just created a custom color, head over an make one before its too late!

The Undertaker
Finish – Cream
Opacity – Opaque
A purple so dark its nearly black! The Undertaker looks and wears so well her mani still looks amazing after digging her next victims grave.