Monthly Archives: June 2013

Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Toothpaste

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Recently Influenster selected me to receive a complimentary #IDoVoxBox. One of the items inside was a tube of Luster NOW! Instant Whitening ToothpasteI’ve tried a few whitening pastes and even had ZOOM! done on my teeth just over 2 years ago but I was still curious to try this product. Something that claims to be instant definitely has my attention (and even a bit of scepticism if I’m being completely honest).

Here are a few claims directly from their website: Instantly whitens teeth after one brushing, removes surface stains with daily use and gentle on teeth and safe for dental restorations. I have 5 crowns in my mouth – 4 of which are front and center in my mouth so I am happy to hear that it is safe for even my situation. However, my crowns are as white as they’ll ever be so making sure that rest of my mouth stays on the same color wavelength so to speak is important.

I put it to the test just the other night and have to say while I was not blown away by the results (as I regularly whiten with trays from my dentist), I did see a bit of brightening up. My mouth felt healthy and seemed a bit more refreshed. I’ll have to continue using the product to see what the results are in the long-term but for now my experience has been a bit more satisfactory than with other whitening pastes. Especially since the results came after 1-2 days.

A 4.0 oz  tube retails for around $7.99.

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Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Ball of Foot

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Recently I was chosen by Influenster to receive their complimentary #IDoVoxBox. One of the exciting items I found inside was a package of Dr. Scholl’s® For Her Ball of Foot insoles! I just recently started familiarizing myself with the Dr. Scholl’s line but this is one product I had not had a chance to try yet so I was ready to put them to the test.

If you know me even slightly, you know that I have quite the collection of stilettos in my wardrobe. Some I wear for work and some I just cannot wear for more than a few hours because of how they use and abuse my soles! I placed these insoles into one of my most pesky pairs of heels and (drum roll) wore.them.to.work! Little did I know that the day I chose to try these out would be the one day I was (literally) running around the office.

My honest opinion? This is quite a magnificent product. The slim width of the insoles insured that my shoes wouldn’t feel too tight or “wear” differently on my feet which can lead to rubbing in others areas of the shoe. The cushion was just enough – each step I took felt like I had a small, gel like pillow hugging every curve of the front of my foot. By the end of the day my feet were still a bit tired and slightly achy but no one said stilettos were meant for Olympic office events so I give the insole a lot of credit. Without them in those shoes on a day like that and I might have gone home and tossed them straight in the trash!

Bonus? They do not leave a sticky residue in your shoes and can fairly easily be pulled up and adjusted if you don’t get the positioning right on the first try. I have even test drove them in other heels of mine since and been immensely satisfied.

I hate having to compromise comfort in the name of style but I’ve done in on a few occasions. Now I have a nice, affordable buffer I can use to improve the longevity of my shoes AND feet!

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Q-tips® Precision Tips

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I was recently selected by Influenster to receive their complimentary #IDoVoxBox. Inside the box were 2 packages of Q-tips® Precision Tips™.Seeing as I just recently started becoming more interested in creative makeup looks I was confident this product would be PERFECT for me! The travel size packaging makes it ideal not only for travelling but also for storing in my bathroom.

The top two ways I have integrated the Q-tips® Precision Tips™ into my routine are for my eye makeup and home mani/pedis. While putting on my eye makeup the pointed tips made it extremely easy to blend into the crease of my lid and create well defined color contrasts depending on my look. Another use I found was for a package of gel eye liner I have but have never had a chance to use because it came without an applicator! I was able to use one of the Q-tips® Precision Tips™ to apply the look with ease. The compliments I have received have been inspiring!

As for home mani/pedis I had already used regular Q-tips® but found that the rounded edge just didn’t clean up around my nail beds very well without smudging or removing the polish I wanted to stay put! The precision tip aspect allows me to sneak around the edge of my nail beds and even get underneath a nail when I’ve gotten a bit careless.

I am looking forward to taking these along with me on my trip out to Portland this summer for a friend’s wedding. Portable and reliable – it’s just the Q-tips® way!