We all want to have a beautiful smile. This means making sure our teeth are not only healthy but also stain free. Getting stains off our teeth can be costly. Wether you choose the DIY tooth whitening kits or go to a professional, it gets expensive over time. Even worst, it also means using harsh chemicals. The good news is, there is an easy and all natural way to whiten your teeth. The secret ingredient to this all natural tooth whitening is probably sitting in your kitchen right now.
My October Birchbox has just arrived in the mail. Each month I look forward to receiving their beauty box full of new samples. I just love samples! Samples offer a great opportunity to play with a product and see if it works for you. This is a great way to test things out before you invest in a full size product which can at times be expensive. There is nothing more exciting for me that to open these tiny boxes of beauty and play with whats inside.
This month my Birchbox has come with several great samples. First is the Amika Nourishing Mask. I have seen this product several times but have not purchased it. I already have so many hair masks. It always seems like a waste of money to purchase yet another. After trying it, I have to say it is a keeper! It left my newly bleached hair soft and full of shine. Best of all it smells amazing. I just love when haircare smells good, it makes the experience more spa-like.
Embryolisse Concentrated Moisturizer also came in the October Birchbox. I laughed out loud when I saw this sample. I have been thinking of purchasing Embryolisse for weeks. A bit obsessed with French Skincare, this moisturizer is on the top of every French beauty editors list. Although I purchased a full size prior to receiving my October Birchbox, I am happy to have a sample that I can take on trips. This is a great moisturizer. It is lightweight and packed with antioxidants to help create firmer and glowing skin. So happy with this product! I would recommend to anyone looking for a new anti-aging moisturizer.
The last three product brands were new to me. I like receiving new brands because its a great way to discover new beauty opportunities. The Marcelle Mascara was ok. It claims to help curl and lengthen your lashes. I am a mascaraholic. I have tried every mascara I come across and expect my mascara to work wonders. My current favorite is YSL Faux Cils. I have not been able to find anything better. Marcelle was simply not amazing. It wasn’t terrible, but certainly didn’t impress me.
Sleep Mist by thisworks, was calming in the sense that it must contain lavender. It was a nice night-time touch to my sleep routine. I didn’t notice any huge difference in my sleep. The product claims to change your sleep dramatically, which I did not experience.
Lastly, I received a Loc Tati Eyeshadow Pencil. It came in a beautiful champaign color. I love this eyeshadow stick! It goes on smoothly and looks beautiful! So happy with this find.It also comes in the perfect size to put in your bag for touchups throughout the day.
Hope you enjoyed my review of the October Birchbox. Stay tuned for the Allure beauty Box and Sephora Insider Box as well. if you would like to watch my video for the October Birchbox simply click on the link.
Unmanageable and frizzy hair can be both time consuming and frustrating. For those who struggle with hard to manage hair, there are several ways to resolve your hair dilemma.
Frizz is the most common hair complaint hair dressers receive. Your hair is made up of three layers: the cortex layer, the cuticle layer and the medulla layer. The reason your hair becomes frizzy is because the cuticle layer becomes raised, allowing humidity to pass through the hair shaft and expand the overall cuticle. As a result, your hair appears dry and damaged instead of smooth and brilliant.
When you are a mom many things change, especially your skin care. One of the most noticeable changes being your day to day interests and priorities. As a mother you start to analyze things that you simply took for granted prior to your baby. Let’s discuss skincare for example. I used to try anything that promised younger and glowing skin.
Every now and then there are a couple of amazing products that simply become must haves for my daily routine. There is a certain excitement when I find a new cleanser, moisturizer or blush that I cannot be without. This month my beauty obsessions range from classic to new and ultra trendy. Each product is absolutely fabulous and highly recommended for anyone that loves things that make you feel beautiful, help your skin glow and keep your hair brilliant.
Having just bleached my hair to lighten it, I am now obsessing over how to rehab it ASAP. Split ends and dry hair drive me crazy. So you can imagine that every time I look at my ends, feel my hair or look in the mirror and notice how dry my hair is, I start to twitch. At this point, “it is what it is”. There is nothing I can do about my hair other than start to bring it back to health. I have been doing the usual hair treatments every week. I have been using coconut oil every week as well. I have also tried to not heat style my hair more than once a week.
From time to time I become obsessed with changing my hair color. I blame the magazines for this obsession, as every page has a beautiful golden blonde or golden brunette that simply cries out my name. The problem with this obsession of mine is the fact that I have jet-black hair and going from black to anything light is simply not a simple task. I have done this a couple times already. This won’t be my first time delving into the unknown of hair lightening. I have gone from black to brown, black to blonde; only to go right back to black.
Two things I am absolutely obsessed with are face treatments and roses, combine these two and I am in heaven. This is why I couldn’t wait to try the Fresh Rose Face Mask. Fresh makes a couple rose-infused products that I have definitely had to purchase, and they are all amazing! I expected nothing less than pure bliss with this mask, as most of their products do deliver results.
If there is one thing many of us just love, it’s a good DIY beauty tip. The idea that I can skip the salon or spa and do something in the comfort of my own home is simply too good to pass up. Lately, one of the hottest DIY trends has us going to the grocery store and stocking up on lemons. Yes, lemons have multiple uses beyond the kitchen. Today I am going to share some of my favorite DYI Beauty routines using lemons. These are fun, effective and affordable!
Father’s DaY is this weekend and many of us mothers are running about looking for the perfect gift for that special man that has a special place in our child’s’ heart. The strange thing about Father’s Day is that unlike Mother’s Day, it really doesn’t get the same amount of popularity, the commotion is a lot less for this day. Why is this? Well maybe because we mothers simply like to be showered with gifts while fathers tend to be more laid back and just want to have a day out with the family. Maybe this could simply be because everyone sees the mother as the main caretaker of the child?