I am super excited to kick off our 10 year blogiversary month of giveaways with Mischo Beauty!
I've known Kitiya since the beginning and I am so proud of her for launching her 5-free nail lacquer brand. The Diana Nail Lacquer Set pictured above is part of her Icons Collection.
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Dear 2005 self, launching A Girl's Gotta Spa! ® was your best idea yet.
I still cannot believe that 10 years later, I'm still here. All thanks to you, our readers, both old and new.
Instead of re-hashing all that I have learned in 10 years (because you can just read Read more
Disclosure: Thanks to LISTERINE® I’m practicing good oral care as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Listerine
Is your mouth on your side?
Poor oral health affects aspects of your life that you may not expect. While improper oral health practices deeply affect the health of your mouth, you may Read more
I know that this may sound somewhat contradictory, but I love wearing makeup that I can't really feel.
I like knowing that it's there on my skin, but do not want to be reminded that it's actually sitting on my skin throughout the day.
This is why I love wearing Susan Read more
Finding makeup that contains sunscreen, but does not leave my skin looking gray and ashy, has always been a challenge for me. I'm sure it has been a challenge for a lot of women of color, too.
I love and want to take care of my skin by making sure Read more
If coffee, cigarettes, red wine and food have left their mark on your teeth, you’re not alone. “The rule of thumb is anything that can stain a white T-shirt can stain your teeth too,” says Sharde Harvey, D.D.S and principal in New York-based Smiles Park Avenue, a practice that specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Some surprising foods such as steak, cheese and dark chocolate whiten teeth, while sauces, juice and curry can stain teeth, Dr. Harvey advises.
While you certainly don’t have to give up your morning cup of coffee or your evening glass of red wine, if your teeth are discoloring, you might want to consider consuming less and thoroughly rinsing your mouth with water after you’re done eating or drinking, according to Dr. Harvey.
Dr. Harvey’s foods that stain your teeth include: Read more
With the new bright lipsticks for spring and summer you want your smile to be bright and white too. A bright lip with a yellow smile is not attractive. Now whitening has been made quick and easy–no trays, strips or tons of dollars spent with new products from Colgate® Optic White®. In fact, clinical studies show the Optic White regimen starts whitening in 5 days!
I’ve been on this regimen for about a week now and I CAN notice a difference! I’m actually amazed at how well these products work! I’ve been using all three of these products: Read more
One of the quickest and now easiest ways to take years off your appearance is to have dazzling white pearly teeth. I’m a tea drinker so my teeth probably need a little more help than yours might, but I don’t really want to spend hundreds of dollars at the dentist’s office. For around $100 the dentist can give you trays to take home, but I don’t want to deal with all that mess and goop. So what are the options?
You can go to the drugstore and buy whitening strips–but they NEVER stay and slide off my teeth. Maybe I’m just cheap but $45 for a box of strips that don’t stay put is annoying. Good news beauties! There IS a solution– The GO SMiLE On-The-Go Teeth Whitening Pen. It a click pen designed with a twist-and-apply brush tip. The pen contains a brightening formula that makes a significant difference in just one week! Read more
With party season kicking in, it’s an optimum time for quick-fix beauty treatments. Celebrities and people alike swear by regular teeth whitening as it promotes a youthful, healthy smile.
Most of us know the causes of stained teeth – most of our daily pleasures! Tobacco is one of the worst offenders and there’s no getting away from it. Coffee, tea, and soda are culprits as well. Other possible culprits include fruit juices (especially grape), red wine, fruits such as blueberries, soy sauce and curry. Think of it this way: if a food or beverage can leave permanent stains on clothes or carpets, it can probably taint your teeth. Aging also contributes to the yellowing of teeth. The enamel, which is the hard outer coating of your teeth, wears thin, allowing the underlying layer of yellowish dentin to show through. Read more
I was head over heels in love with my Supersmile Professional Whitening from the very first brush. Normally whitening systems, trays, strips, etc. always leave my teeth feeling almost painfully sensitive, but I experienced absolutely zero sensitivity with this system. The whitening system I purchased came with the Professional Whitening Toothpaste and Professional Whitening Accelerator. You just use a pearl sized drop of each on a dry toothbrush and then brush for two minutes and that is literally it. My teeth were instantly smoother which is due to the gentle dissolution of the protein pellicle (a thin layer of protein that forms on the tooth surface, and to which plaque, bacteria, and of course, stains adhere) on my teeth. My teeth definitely looked cleaner and brighter right away…I kid you not, I saw the difference immediately and just to make sure I didn’t imagine whiter teeth, grabbed a shade guide to compare and my teeth were indeed two shades whiter after the first brush. I do think my teeth would have been even whiter had I chosen to purchase the Activating Rods (which enhances whitening results). Read more
We all know that smiling has many benefits. For one, it simply puts you in a better mood (try smiling and being unhappy–it DOESN’T work!), it conveys positive energy to others, it makes you feel less stressed and it makes you look younger (the best no-cost anti-aging product ever.) And when you’re in love, love someone or feel loved: you smile.
VITACARE, my favorite whitening, vitamin-infused oral care brand (and recent winner of Delicious Living’s 2012 Beauty & Body Awards), wants to see those healthy, happy smiles this Valentine’s Day.Â SMILES YOU LOVE kicks off today and ends on Valentine’s Day. When you participate, you’ll be entering yourself AND your loved one to win a VITACARE Smile Makers gift pack worth $21 (each)…but honestly, isn’t a healthy smile priceless?
To be entered to win and have a valid entry, YOU MUST Like VITACARE on Facebook and post a picture of the person whose SMILE YOU LOVE on VITACARE’s fan page wall (and don’t forget to tag your loved one in the photo!) Optional: Follow VITACARE on Twitter too! (On both Facebook and Twitter you can find them as @vitacareworld.) To enter you must be 18+ and live in the US. There are no cash substitutions and void where prohibited. Winner announced on February 15th. Like and follow via the entry form below and add the photo to VITACARE’s Facebook. Good luck!
Itâ€™s the time to hang those twinkling lights, sip on some eggnog and find the best stand out holiday themed accessories to give to friends and family. No matter how you celebrate, make Crest 3D White your beauty secret and transform your smile into this seasonâ€™s must-have accessory.
Is your smile not in tip top shape for the season? Have no fear because Crest 3D White has got you covered. We know that in this season especially there is never enough time for personal care â€“ between the parties, events and family get-togethers. Thatâ€™s why Crest 3D White makes it easy for you to achieve a sparkling, standout smile in no time. Read more
I’m a bit of a coffee addict. I could live off of Dunkin Donuts iced coffee (cream, extra sugar) and Starbucks’ Mocha Latte’s. Strand me on a deserted island and that’s all I’ll need to survive (Ok and maybe some sunscreen and lip gloss…maybe mascara too.) But with drinking lots of coffee means stained teeth and a dull smile. In my line of work, your smile is what people notice first and I have always taken great pride in the fact that I have perfectly straight and healthy teeth. (Thanks to my mom and her vigilance of dentist appointments when I was a child!)
Working for myself means I don’t have health insurance, so professional whitening is out of the picture. Who can afford that really? Plus I have 4 little boys who are growing like weeds (no joke!) and I sink all of my money into expanding their wardrobe so that they don’t look like they are going clam digging anytime soon. That’s why Crest 3D White Pro Effects Whitestrips are perfect for me. They are completely affordable for one (just $50 for 20 whitening treatments) and they are easy to use. Plus they deliver results as quickly as 1 day.
We are in the thick of summer which, for most of us, means vacation, relaxation and sun-kissed complexions (but hopefully by using an SPF!) As you alter your summer beauty routine, don’t forget to pay attention to your pearly whites. If you don’t have the money (or time) for a professional whitening, why not make a trip to your local drugstore to pick up the brands dentists trust most? Crest and Oral-B 3D White have a line of products that will ensure you have the brightest smile on the beach (and everyday), with a product for every budget and desired level of whitening.
We all want whiter teeth, but sometimes time is of the essence and popping in the whitening trays just isn’t a viable option. Sometimes a little convenience isn’t too much to ask especially in a world where multi-tasking is everything. So my teeth whitening friends, Whiter Image has a whitening pen that is meant to take with you on the go, to whiten up anytime, anywhere without anyone knowing.