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First Trailer for Grace of Monaco!

I was hesitant to get too excited for this movie but the trailer looks great. Can’t wait to get more info on the makeup and beauty products used to create Nicole’s look.

Will you be seeing Grace of Monaco?

Oil Pulling For Teeth Whitening

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I have heard quite a bit about oil pulling and the benefits. So far the thought of swishing oil in my mouth for 20 minutes has kept me form jumping on this bandwagon. Have any of you tried it? What were you results?

Dr. Jessica Emery, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft Chicago weighs in on the subject from the side of a professional.

 

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Even though an ancient health remedy, Oil pulling has returned, transforming into a beauty & wellness topic that has gone viral today.

What is it? How does it affect your smile? Will it whiten teeth? Below, please find expert commentary from leading cosmetic dentist Dr. Jessica Emery, DMD, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft Chicago. www.sugarfixdental.com

There is nothing more splendid and virtuous then unrefined coconut oil. It is a hot topic now coming back from the ancient days of tradition. ‘Oil pulling’ is a technique used to clean your teeth and mouth. You place a spoonful of coconut oil in your mouth and swish with it for up to 20 minutes. When finished make sure you spit into a trash can and not the sink as it can clog the pipes.

People swear by it, that it can fill cavities, relieve toothaches, whiten teeth, freshen breath, absorb harmful bacteria and even say it cures the common cold. From a dentist’s perspective, tooth decay is caused by bacteria and studies suggest that coconut oil treated with enzymes (which is like the process that occurs when you have oil in your mouth), the enzymes in your saliva break down. It seems to inhibit the growth of certain bacteria. So a good thing. Patients that have oil pulled have said that they ‘love how their mouth feels after swishing and that it lasts all day”. They also say that tooth pain is not gone but better. Makes sense to me as we use Vitamin E oil to sooth the gums and clove oil to sooth tooth aches. They work. I have not tried oil pulling personally but think I may jump on the bandwagon to see for myself. No solid proof that it works but it certainly makes people feel better. Your cheeks may get tired but I say ‘swish away’.

Dr. Jessica Emery, DMD of Sugar Fix Dental Loft Chicago

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Sponsored Post: Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Color! #natureknowscolor

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Celebrity make-up artist Katey Denno believes Mother Nature gave us everything we need to feel beautiful. Watch as she shows one of our favorite beauty bloggers, Alexis Wolfer from The Beauty Bean, how to perfect her pucker with Burt’s Bees 100% natural lip color.

I have always been obsessed with Burt’s Bees. If you look back over the years, you’ll find dozens of product review’s we’ve done on the brand, and we can’t think of a single one we tried and didn’t fall in love with. The thing with brands like Burt’s Bees is you just TRUST them, don’t you? It’s rare to find a brand that you know will be good, no matter what.

When I heard about Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Color, I was immediately drawn to it first and foremost because I’m not a fan of lipstick. I guess I should be clear…. I’m not a fan of my lips. If I had bigger, fuller lips, I think I’d have no problem with lipstick at all. But my lips are on the smaller side, so I don’t waste my time (or money) on lipsticks that will just be lost on me.

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Jessica Biel’s 2014 Oscar Beauty Look

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(Photo Credit: Gregg DeGuire – WireImage)

 

JESSICA BIEL – 2014 Oscar Awards

Makeup Artist: Kayleen McAdams, ck one color global makeup artist

Inspiration: “I wanted to do something really fresh, light and feminine. There were so many beautiful pastels in her dress, so I played with those tones.”

Face:

  • I prepped Jessica’ skin with moisturizing face and eye products, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, to give her makeup a good base to stick to.
  • Then, I used a damp Beauty Blender to apply ck one 3-in-1 face makeup with SPF 8 in fair 200, followed by ck one 3-in-1 concealer in light 1 underneath the eyes, around the nose, and along the edges of her mouth to even out her skin.
  • I used Charlotte Tilbury Sculpt and Highlight Powder on the tops of Jessica’s cheekbones, down her nose, and on her cupid’s bow.
  • I finished her skin with ck one cream + powder blush duo in breath 100 right on the apples of her cheeks and set it with the powder side of the product to give the look staying power throughout the night.

Eyes:

  • For Jessica’s eyes, I started by using a fluffy brush to apply ck one cream + powder bronzer duo in deeply bronzed 400 all over the lid.
  • Then, I used ck one powder eyeshadow in expose and evolved on the inner corners of the eye and along the lash line at the outer corners.
  • I completed her eye with two coats of ck one volumizing mascara on the top lashes to pump up the lashes.
  • Then, I applied the same mascara onto an eyelash comb and combed through the bottom lashes to slightly darken them.

Lips:

  • For Jessica’s lips, I used Tarte Lip Surgence in Lucky to cover her whole lip with a matte pink; I also used this product in the center of her lips to give dimension and add moisture to her look.
  • Lastly, I gave Jessica’s lips a good coating of Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Lip Balm to soak in while I did her eyes.

 

Check out the Kiehl’s products used to create Jessica’s look at your local store or online at www.kiehls.com.