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.

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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.


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Introducing Urban Decay’s Smoked Eyeshadow Palette!

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Get everything you need to create the perfect smoky eye, Urban Decay style. Zipped inside this sleek, mirrored case are ten decadent shades (five are exclusive), including neutral mattes and shimmering jewel tones for a range of smoky looks. Sure, you can create a smoky eye with a range of gray and black shades. But what about a touch of purple, blue or bronze? The Smoked Palette lets you keep things simple…or get a little more creative. (TIP: If you need a basic daytime look, stick to the range of matte neutrals. Throw the palette in your bag, and add some smoke as you leave the office.) Urban Decay’s secret smoky eye weapon? A blacker-than-black matte pencil. Included with the Smoked Palette is a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, AND a travel-size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Also included is a beautifully illustrated, step-by-step guide to 12 smoky eye looks, written by Urban Decay founding partner Wende Zomnir. Both smoky-eye pros and shadow newbies will benefit from this detailed guide to looks from “iconic” to “smoldering” to “reality star.”

This thing looks amazing! Methinks I’m going to have to run to Ulta and pick it up!

$29


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I need this in my life…. Pronto.

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Over here at Make Her Up, we’re gearing up for our holiday posts – where we share with you the best of the best. You want to give some great gifts this year, don’t you?

What woman doesn’t like to get a new beauty find? So I’m digging around, finding the coolest and baddest gifts for this coming holiday season.

I stumbled across this – and decided I must have it. I’m beyond obsessed with Bliss, always have been. Who do I have to sweeten up to get this goodie?

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What it is:
A spa-powered trio of fabulously fragranced body butters for totally smooth, hydrated, touchable skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Bliss Body Butter restores moisture to even the most rough and scaly skin as it protects from free radicals. It smooths, softens, and hydrates dry skin without making it feel greasy. Coconut oil deeply conditions, soybean oil smooths and revitalizes, and arnica montana extract supports skin‘s natural healing abilities.

This set contains:
– 6.7 oz Lemon+Sage Body Butter™
– 6.7 oz Blood Orange+White Pepper Body Butter™
– 6.7 oz Grapefruit+Aloe Body Butter™

$39 HERE!

 


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Halloween Costumes made easy with Q-tips! #BeautyQtips

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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.

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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.

 

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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.


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