Friday, November 30, 2012

Review: Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

I recently signed up with Influenster and was excited to get my first product to try- Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips. Discolored teeth have always been a bit of an issue for me- maybe that's because I'm a Coke drinker? I have bleached my teeth several times using the bleaching syringes and trays from the dentist and have been pleased with the results.

Since it had been a while since I had bleached my teeth, I was excited to get started with the Whitestrips. The box comes with 20 treatments, each individual package including a separate strip for your upper and lower teeth. I found them easy to remove from the package and pretty easy to apply- a few times my lower lip got in the way and an edge of a strip would stick to my lip, but was easy to remove without a problem.

Those suckers certainly stayed put! After I was done with each 30 minute treatment, which I did in the evenings, I use a Kleenex to help me pull them off. I did find that the treatments left my teeth a bit sensitive, which I remember is very common from when I bleached with trays. I found that if I waited a day in between treatment, the sensitivity was gone by the time I started my next treatment.

I'm halfway through my box and can already see a difference. I am so glad I got to try this product and will certainly be purchasing it myself a few times a year to freshen up my smile. 

Have you tried Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips? 

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Busy busy busy

I need a few more hours in the day! I love love love the holiday season and am so excited for December to get here. Here's a few pics I have snapped recently on my new iPhone 4S, which I don't know how I ever lived without!


Have you seen the new Better Homes & Gardens Plug-in Scented War Warmer.... with lids? Genius! I love the idea of a lid because I have heard many a story of spilled hot wax.... The pic above is the one I picked up and it's darling... such a cute little wintery cottage. I believe they are $10.


The kids and I went to see Wreck-It Ralph and it's fabulous. All three of us loved it and I actually wouldn't mind seeing it again. I love the classic games and there are quite a few shout-outs to the classics during the movie.


And thumbs up to CVS and their new nail bar display! They really got this right (cough cough Sephora and their terrible lighting) and the display is well-lit and laid out beautifully. Someone just couldn't stay out of the picture and even picked up a bottle to pose with.

I'm stalking Amazon today and took advantage of their fabulous Kindle Fire deal- $30 off!  Use code FIREDEAL to get it for just $129.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ebates has added Amazon Toys!

Maybe I've been under a rock, but did we know that Amazon is on ebates?????? Toys are 4%! That's awesome!

Departments Cash Back
Toys 4.0%
Jewelry 4.0%
Women's Clothing 4.0%

Watches 4.0%
Men's Clothing 4.0%
Outerwear 4.0%
Personal Care Appliances 4.0%
MYHABIT 4.0%

If you haven't joined ebates yet, now is the time! Click here to join. Spread the words- the toys percentage may not last long, so let's take advantage of it while we can!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall TV Update: Nashville!


Have you been watching Nashville? I haven't gotten this excited about a TV in a long time. I love when two of my passions can be united in one package.... a good TV drama and MUSIC! 

Friends, the music on this show is amazing and I am so hoping they release a compilation CD. I know some of the individual songs are available on Amazon and itunes, but I'd love to be able to buy them all together. Has anyone heard anything about a CD?




One thing you MUST watch is this scene from the show- the two girls who play Connie Britton's daughters sing a song in their talent show and they are AMAZING. Their names are Lennon and Maisy Stella and you will love them.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

10 Makeup Products I Would Repurchase: TAG



I'd thought I'd join in on a fun tag video going around with YouTube beauty gurus. The question is, if you lost all your makeup (stolen, luggage lost etc), what 10 products would you re-purchase?

1. Foundation: Revlon PhotoReady in Shell - $14. This is a good, basic, non-oily foundation that wears really well on me.

2. Powder: ELF HD Powder - $6. We have discussed before how this is a dupe for MUFE HD Powder, which costs $30.

3. Blush: ELF Blush in Pink Passion - $3. Great pigmentation for a great price.

4. Eye shadow primer: Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance in Candlelight - $18. It's a splurge, but it lasts FOREVER- I have used it everyday for about a year and am just getting low.

5.  Eye shadow: Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Caffeine Rush - $10. Gorgeous colors with great pigmentation that blends so well.

6. Eyeliner: Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Deep Brown - $11. I love love love this liner- it's so easy to get a nice straight line and even to do a bit of a cat eye with this liner.

7.  Mascara:  L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Blackest Black - $9. This has been my favorite mascara for a while- I have tried many more, but keep coming back to this one.

8.  Lippie: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush or Smitten - $9. I have a large container of lippies, yet I reach for these every day.

9.  Brushes: e.l.f. Studio 11 Piece Brush Collecion - $30, but you can often get it for 50% off. This is a fabulous set to start with. I'd add one of their $3 stipple brushes to use with highly pigmented blushes, but you can certainly make due with this great set.

10. Eyelash curler.... currently use Shu Uemura, which is no longer carried by Sephora. I have tried the cheapie ELF one, but did not like it at all. Any suggestions? What about the Shiseido one?

I tag YOU! I'd love to see what you'd repurchase!

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