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Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #9!

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My must have #9 clean teeth. Ok I might have a little too much fun brushing but it feel therapeutic at times. And you may say “Erin, are you crazy? Who wants a toothbrush” And I’m with you on that you stick a regular brush in a stocking prepare to duck when your kid opens it. But who doesn’t love a really amazing toothbrush and its the type of thing its easy to want but sometimes we won’t budget for ourselves.

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I used to have a Sonicare and the charger got lost so I have been trying other kinds of brushes both manual and electric but something was always missing. Then this little heart breaker the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean entered my life and it was love at first brush. First off it comes in black? A black toothbrush? My signature color now in a brush, swooning.

But don’t let the cool new color options fool you there is much more to this brush.This high tech electric toothbrush has an elegant, modern look the handle has a nice heft to it feels more like ceramic then plastic. And boy does she clean, it has 5 different mode to clean even whitening and gum care! And recharging is a breeze just by drop it into its heavyweight glass tumbler or via its USB-powered case when you’re traveling. For the clean freak or techie in your life they will love this gift. Now excuse me I need to go brush my teeth.

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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean 219.99 – Black, White and Pink (NEW color, launched August’14)
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean removes 7X more plaque than a manual toothbrush, and is proven to whiten teeth in as little as one week and to improve gum health in as little as two weeks. Buying for someone who’s always on the go? They can use DiamondClean’s signature charging travel case with a handy USB port. The sleek black makes it the perfect addition to any dad’s bathroom sink and the new pink color is a great choice for the girly-girl on your list.

 

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Ok so I might be a brushing addict. You can ask Jocelyn after being friends for almost 30 years even she thinks I am crazy how much  I like to brush my teeth. My secret I hate to floss. My teeth are crowded on the bottom which becomes floss tug of war then I win when it slams into my gums making me wince. Not so much fun.

When I heard about the Sonicare AirFloss I was intrigued. Could it keep my from lying to my dentist about supposed religious flossing habits and get the little buggers clean?  I love it. I can fill the chamber with water or mouthwash (my fav) and just line it up between my teeth and push the button.A burst of air sends the liquid between my teeth removing plaque and food brushing left behind. And using it with mouthwash leaves my mouth feeling super fresh and clean. The AirFloss is as fun to use as it is functional. And who doesn’t love a clean mouth?

Philips Sonicare AirFloss 89.99
Give the gift of your dental hygienists’ love with the Philips Sonicare AirFloss, which cleans your entire mouth in just 30 seconds and is proven to remove 5X more plaque in between teeth than a manual brush, Colorful interchangeable nozzles makes it a great gift for yourself or to share.

 

 

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

New! Philips PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System

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Summer is rough on my skin with the sun, sweat and long days my skin can develop blemishes and just look a bit dull. I have used cleansing brushes before but the New Philips PureRadiance Cleansing System looked a bit different than the other brushes I have used and I was excited to see how well it would work.

The PureRadiance brush uses Sonic technology plus Advanced Dual Motion that work together to rotate the brush head and deep clean your skin removing dirt and makeup. I like that it doesn’t take any longer than my normal cleansing routine.  I just add my cleanser turn the device on and start working around my face. The brush has a slight pause every 20 seconds to tell you when its time to rotate sections from cheek to forehead then the other cheek. It also has two settings, speed one is gentle and speed 2 is deep cleaning.

After just the first use my skin felt really clean and smooth and I love that it exfoliates any dry, dead skin leaving my skin clean and radiant. The brush is very easy to hold and much lighter than others I have tried.  It comes with a charger, a drying stand and a cloth travel case. If you are looking to get your skin in shape or keep it looking great be sure to check this out.

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NEW Philips PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System. Summer is upon us and healthy-looking, radiant skin is the number one must have. Whether you are headed to the beach make-up free or glamming it up for a night out on the town, Philips PureRadiance helps achieve that fresh face look that never goes out of style.

PureRadiance benefits include:

  • The only brush with Advanced Dual Motion technology, which uses Sonic pulses to break up dirt, dead skin cells and makeup and gentle rotations to sweep them off the face
  • Just as gentle as hand cleansing yet 10X more effective at removing makeup
  • Stimulates blood flow for improved micro-circulation and radiant skin
  • cleansing 10 times more effective than just washing your face with your hands (use with any gel or cream cleanser)
  • smoother, clearer, more radiant skin with once-daily use
  • a one-minute cycle with mini-pauses to indicate time to move to the next facial zone
  • 30 one-minute sessions with one charge
  • a drying stand/charging station into which the brush fits bristles down, no plastic cap required
  • three brush options include one for normal skin, one for sensitive (pink centre), and one for exfoliation (grey center stripe)
  • a plastic travel cap and soft zippered case for just the unit

Available for purchase at Bed Bath and Beyond or online at www.usa.philips.com.

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

Get Beach Ready with Philips and Sarna

Now that we’re in the midst of beach season, a well packed beach bag is essential. Start with a great beach bag, Sarna skin products, sunblock, perfect pink polish and a towel. The only other thing you need for a day on the beach is  smooth hair free skin. I joined  the Philips Satin Perfect 30 day challenge to see how easy it can be to have smooth skin.

I hate the feeling of stubble so I end up shaving everyday to keep my legs smooth. I have thought about getting my legs waxed to save the daily pain, but the hefty price tag always keeps me from making the jump. When I had the chance to review the Philips Satin Perfect Epilator I was excited to see how well it works.

The  Philips Satin Perfect looks great and is really well made I was impressed how sturdy the unit is. It has two speed options, and comes with several different attachments that massage the skin and lift the hair to make the whole process easier. The textured ceramic disks  pull the hair out from the root. It also comes with an awesome set of lighted tweezers that make any plucking or clean up really easy. The kit  has a head for shaving and trimming, that turns it into an electric razor instantly and last but not least you get a little pouch to store all the goodies and make it extremely portable.

So the big question how bad does it hurt? Now pain is different for everyone and I would say I am in the middle leaning towards the wimpy side.  I love how much hair the epilator removed in just one stroke, with just a bit of a sting. It was a lot less painful that I had imagined.   The epilator vibrates a bit which helps it to soothe the skin, and helps the sting go away quickly.

The epilator can be used virtually anywhere on the body, including the legs, arms, and underarms. Obviously some areas will be more sensitive than others, so the degree of pain will vary depending on where you use it.

One thing I had to figure out was how to deal with the hair. The unit doesn’t collect the hair so the hair just floats around. I find using it in the bathtub (without water) is the easiest way to use it without any mess.

I am really happy with the Philips Satin Perfect, the pain was really minimal and the results are amazing. I did my first round a week ago and my skin is still smooth. Now my only question is why did I waste so much time shaving? I am excited to see the results the more I use it.

Philips Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator
Designed to give you the ultimate epilation experience, the Philips Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator has an extra-wide head and textured ceramic discs to gently remove more hair in one stroke. This cordless epilator provides up to 40 minutes of hair removal per charge. Comfortable and efficient, the Satin Perfect Deluxe has an ergonomic head and built-in opti-light to reveal even the finest hairs. Two speed settings give you more control. The Satin Perfect Deluxe comes with four attachments and a pair of illuminating smart tweezers.

Smoothes in Minutes and Lasts for Weeks
The Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator removes body hair in sensitive areas, like under the arms; on hard-to-reach areas like knees and ankles; and on facial areas such as the eyebrows and upper lip using the illuminating smart tweezers. Its hypoallergenic, textured ceramic discs catch and remove even the finest hairs quickly and comfortably, leaving you with smooth skin for up to four weeks.

Efficient Epilation That’s Gentle on Your Skin
As gentle on skin as it is efficient, the epilator features an active hair lifter that makes even short hair stand up for easy epilation, while the massage system gently vibrates to stimulate and soothe skin. The speed control feature maintains an ideal epilation speed throughout the hair removal process.

Ceramic Discs Grab and Remove Fine Hairs
A built-in opti-light makes it easy to view fine hairs, and 32 textured ceramic discs effectively grip hair and prevent even the finest strands from slipping through the discs. The pivoting movement of the performance cap helps you keep the epilator at the ideal angle for best results.

The Satin Perfect Deluxe also includes a shave, trim, and style attachment for close and smooth removal. A luxury tweezer set, ideal for eyebrow grooming, comes in an elegant case with integrated light and mirror.

Cordless, Quick-Charging Design
The epilator provides up to 40 minutes of performance on one charge and recharges in just an hour. Its cordless design means you can toss it in a suitcase or gym bag for easy, on-the-go use anywhere and everywhere.

Removable Head for Easy Cleanup
Thanks to its removable, washable shaving head, keeping the epilator clean and is quick and easy. Simply hold it under running water and clean with the included brush.

What’s in the Box
Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator, active hair lifter, active massage system w/ pivoting cap, shaving head, trimming comb, illuminated smart tweezers, charger, cleaning brush, and storage pouch.

After your glam day at the beach, revitalize your overly sun kissed (re: burned) skin with Sarna Original lotion. A steroid-free product, Sarna Original is designed to soothe the itch associated with sunburn via the cooling combination of menthol and camphor. It’s an essential for any beach bag, and also works great to stop the itch from the inevitable post-bonfire bug bites.

These are the must have lotions of summer. We are out camping at least two weeks a month and that leads to bug bites, burns and dry skin. Sarna lotion has been a lifesaver keeping post camping pain at bay. My daughter was attacked by mosquitos on our last trip and was crying the bites were so irritating. I applied Sarna original and instantly she felt better she was happy to get a break from the itch of the bites.

I got a bad sunburn on a little strip of my forehead I somehow missed with my sunblock. It was pretty tender and aloe wasn’t cutting it. I remembered I had the Sarna lotion and applied it and was amazed how fast the discomfort went away. Not to be out done the Sarna Sensitive Skin is also a really great product. My youngest has really sensitive skin and he gets a rash from even the slightest product change. I have been using the Sarna Sensitive on his skin post bath and his little dry, itchy spots have gone away. This duo is a lifesaver for any parent or outdoorsy person.

Sarna®Original
Two Active IngredientsFast-acting SARNA Original lotion contains menthol (0.5%) and camphor (0.5%) to cool and soothe itch while moisturizing the skin. It is designed to relieve the itch associated with general itch, dry skin, insect bites, sunburn and poison ivy/oak/sumac. And because it’s steroid free, it’s safe to use daily.

Sarna®Sensitive
Maximum StrengthPatient-preferred2 SARNA Sensitive lotion provides the maximum amount of anti-itch medication you can find without a prescription. Itch relief just as effective as 1% topical hydrocortisone (steroidal) creams,2 its non-irritating pramoxine hydrochloride (1%) formula moisturizes the skin while soothing the itch. It is ideal for relieving itch associated with eczema and sensitive dry skin. And because it is fragrance- and steroid-free, it is safe for daily use.