If you read my last post you know I love Smile Brilliant. And if you know me you know I love GIVEAWAYS! Well, guess what?! I've been testing out Smile Brilliant's electric toothbrush! Did you know they carried an electric toothbrush too??! The cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush.
Switching from a regular old toothbrush to a store-bought electric toothbrush long ago was definitely a game changer. And to be honest I didn't know exactly what to expect with the cariPRO. Would it be the same as the Walmart bought electric toothbrush? Is it worth it?
Well now I can tell you, I was definitely surprised! First of all, it's beautiful and stands on my bathroom shelf like a trophy. The individual kit comes with 1 cariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush, 2 replacement heads (love that), and 1 wireless charging dock. It calls out to you as it stands there, sleek and begging to be used. I can proudly say I brush my teeth TWICE a day, every single day. It did in fact, improve, my self-care routine. I mean, do you brush once or twice? let's be honest.
Not only that, this experience made me be even more on top of brushing my kids teeth! Because if you didn't know I'm a mom. Of two.
The other thing I loved is that it has an auto-interval smart timer to make sure each section is being brushed adequately. This is one of the best features because let's face it, most of the time we're waking up, shoving a toothbrush in our mouth, rushing through that brush and not thinking twice if we're doing it right.
With this toothbrush, you will know exactly how long you need to spend on each section. But is it worth your time? Well, let me tell you this: I whiten my teeth on special occasions, obviously not every day. Over the past few months, I have been enjoying a good cup of black tea every single day. Coffee never stained my teeth as much as Black Tea did in the past few months. I started using the cariPro as instructed and WOW. I use the "whitening" mode and it really does do its job. And it's certainly worth my time. So in-between whitening, my cariPRO toothbrush is EVERYTHING.
Now, most basic electric toothbrushes use a AA battery, and you're having to switch it out quite often. If you don't have any AA batteries lying around and you don't really ...reeeally care enough to remember to buy some, you get stuck with a dead electric toothbrush for possibly months before you steal some batteries from your mom. Or your wife just never ever remembers to buy batteries because #mombrain. (me)
So, this WIRELESS charger, you EASILY place your cariPRO on is. just.the BEST. THING. EVER!
I suggest you brace yourself just a little bit before placing the toothbrush on your teeth, because it doesn't feel like your basic electric toothbrush, it's powerful and extremely ticklish at first... that's right I said ticklish. In a few days though I promise, you learn how to angle your toothbrush properly and experience the best thorough brushing ever. If you do have a little more time, try the other functions. I especially like "gum care" because it feels really nice on the gums. Somethings you just wouldn't expect from just a toothbrush but this is definitely not just a toothbrush. It's beautiful, it's practical and it's massively convenient features and absolute incredible results will convince you.
So the cariPro Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush is already at half of the price of comparable electric toothbrushes and they ensure that affordability doesn't sacrifice the highest quality standards and features. But if you would like to WIN a cariPro absolutely free, make sure to enter right now! You'll get your own individual kit, wireless charger and all!
If you would like to just go ahead and purchase your kit, use code yuli20 for 20% off!
Here's to enjoying coffee or black tea without the worry of stained teeth! Here's to better self-care routines and actually enjoying taking care of our teeth because the world needs to see your smile. Trust me.
I cannot say enough good things about this company. They will honestly remain in my heart as one of the best brands I have ever worked with. So, let me tell you just how incredible their product is!
First of all, the kit comes FULL of stuff! Plenty of whitening gel and Desensitizing gel (if you have sensitive teeth). You will also find your supplies to make your perfect custom trays. They even supply you with extra paste in case... you... need it. Like I did. lol.
Once you make your impressions ( honestly a super simple process, I promise, just read your instructions and use a timer!!) you send them off and within a few days you receive your perfect custom trays!
You can now begin the very exciting process of whitening your teeth with a Professional grade whitening system. And JUST in case anyone wanted to know, this product was created by dental proffesionals. The founder and president herself is a 30+ year dental professionals! Read up on this product, watch the reviews and get comfortable to trust your smile to this company.
In my video below, I share how I use this product in the best way possible for me. Avoiding sensitive teeth or gums at all costs.
I can't tell you how excited and glad I was when this company reached out to me. I've had years of drinking all the espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, cold brews, nitro cold brews... well you get the point. My smile definitely NEEDED the makeover.
It's the simplest thing you can do to give yourself a boost of confidence. People certainly notice the difference and close friends are sure to stare at you and wonder how you have such white teeth. Yeah, that happened to me.
Let's talk about how accessible this product is. One, it's much more affordable compared to the average in office dentist price. Two, you have 45 days to try it out. Which means three, its 100% money-back guaranteed. Take a closer look at what type of whitening you are doing and compare it to all the info provided on SmileBrilliant.com and don't miss the chance to WIN a kit a $149 value Smile Brilliant credit!
I definitely, definitely love this company and this product. Thank you to Smile Brilliant for having the most amazing reps and for giving this girl a more confident smile. It's now part of my beauty/self-care routine especially before a special event to put my best smile forward.
Just want a 15% off code? Use Code: yuli
Hiiiii everyone! I hope you are having a nice daaay! Today I want to share my experience with my first Influenster Box! I did receive these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and I intend to give my full and honest review. If you don't know what Influenster is you can click here to get more info and sign up! Now let's get to the review:)
Upon receiving my Box I was super excited and a little nervous because I wanted to create really good content around these products. If you know me, you know that I love to use beauty products on the more natural side. So I was super excited to get my hands on the paraben, sulfate, etc.- free stuff! When choosing your beauty products it is good to make informed decisions, know where you're products are coming from and just what exactly you are putting on your body.
The Clairol Hairfood came in a small sample size but I was thrilled to try it because it is Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, and Mineral Oil Free! As you can see, it worked really well with my hair type and left it feeling soft, shiny, REALLY CLEAN and literally so bouncy. So I took myself to Target and bought the full sizes right away! This particular product, however, does not state in anyway shape or form that it is cruelty-free or no animal testing. It's also distributed by P&G and well they haven't exactly permanently banned animal testing. Just something to keep in mind.
Next was the EOS Sensitive Shaving Cream. This product is also Paraben-Free, Vegan, Not Tested On Animals (*"We care about our furry friends. eos does not test any of our products or ingredients on animals, nor do we ask anyone to do so on our behalf.") and it is Fragrance Free. I gotta say, I forgot what it was like to use shaving cream. Thick, creamy and easy to apply. So thankful I was sent the "sensitive" one because I remember when I use to use creams my skin would get very irritated. I'm happy to say there were no negative effects with this cream and definitely made shaving as comfortable as possible! So this was a favorite!
The Korres Mask is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates. It's a natural resurfacing face mask that I'm actually wearing right now as I type. To be perfectly clear it contains 87.9% natural ingredients, free of hydroquinone, petrolatum, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol, and ethanolamines AND it's cruelty free (“We also are strictly against animal testing, and do not test any ingredients or products on animals, nor do we hire outside companies to do so for us at any stage in production.”) So um yeah... also, a favorite. Did I mention it smells incredible!
The last product was Worth The Hype Mascara from NYX. And well... while Loreal Corporation states that they are committed to producing cruelty free cosmetics it also states "certain health authorities may nevertheless decide to conduct animal tests themselves for certain cosmetic products". It definitely doesn't state anything about being paraben-free or anything like that at all and while it may do an average job as a mascara, there is other ones I personally prefer.
So there you have it. My full and honest review of each product. I hope it helps anyone looking to try these products and I truly had a lot of fun testing and researching these out. It's quite interesting to me, to be honest. Really makes me appreciate the companies that work hard to keep their products clean.
Ohhh mascara... Always out searching endlessly for the perfect one and one that will not make my eyes water in pain (from certain ingredients).
My makeup collection is quite minimal as I try to use products on the more natural side. I have tried many mascaras only to end up disappointed by promises made on their descriptions. So for a long time I have been using Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara + Primer . Well since Jessica Alba launched Honest Beauty on September 2015. My makeup is actually mostly Honest Beauty. Their mascara has always worked very well. Double ended bushes that build really nice lashes.
I heard about By Terry's innovative 2 step twist mascara... and when Lydia Elise Millen tells you this product is GOOD, well you run out and get it.
Enriched with premium deep black pigments and natural protective oils like olive and avocado? Of course I also checked it out on EWG Skin Deep Data Base for their rating and By Terry mascaras tend to stay between 4-5. I picked up the last one in stock at Nordstrom that day. Could this Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara really be so different?
It was time to try it out. I did the first coat, then the second and proceeded to twist the brush. That's when the magic happened. There's so many ways to apply this mascara and I suggest you play around with the brush and see what technique works best for your lashes.
I do have a couple tips. Don't pump this mascara as you will only push up a lot of product, waste it and end up with a clumpy awful mess. Slide the brush out gently and start your application. I do suggest waiting a few seconds before you move on to your next coat. Lightly apply as I don't think it is necessary to apply it in a savage manner... I mean I have seen people do that.
I kept my over all makeup very simple to focus on the lashes.
I think I'll keep this mascara!
I hope this helps if you are looking to try this product! You can definitely say I am very sensitive to most conventional products and I have not had a problem with this product. And I am so very very glad!
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Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara + Primer
By Terry Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara is not available on Amazon yet you can find it at Nordstrom <3
Not a sponsored Post. Just a girl after a dream.
Honestly I was hoping I would perhaps get to see what Native American group I am from. Apparently, thats just not how it works lol. In fact my results ended up being pretty broad but fun and surprising none the less. As I opened the results to see what in the world I could possibly be other than Mexican and maybe French, I was quite surprised to see Asian. I was possibly too excited for some people, as the nasty comments started to come in. Right, I deleted those. Ain't nobody got time for that.
I was truly, pleasantly, surprised! No one in my family could have imagined. There's not much we have to go off of. There is no great grandmother or great grandfather to ask. Nor is there a grandfather, or even a biological father. My grandmother lost both of her parents at the age of 5 and while I could go on and make this story even more complicated, like I said in the video above, lets just say I didn't have 100% information about exactly what I was.
When the time comes I will be trying other services just to compare and get the most out of what I can possibly discover with these exciting DNA tests.
23andme was very enriching. I would definitely recommend it. I believe it also happens to be the most budget friendly! And you know what, there is other bits of fun information I didn't mention in the video like, 23andme connecting me to over 1,000 DNA relatives around the world! Insane. Ofcourse this is something you can opt out of, but I left my profile public allowing DNA relatives to request my information. Also finding that 74% of my DNA relatives are more likely to drink coffee!? I'm a known coffee addict, I see it's in our blood lol. In the future I want to upgrade to the health part of the results, and that's a whole other very exciting part of 23andme.
I realize now that I HAVE to order a kit for my mom! and hopefully convince my grandmother to do it and therefore find just a few more answers for my very curious little mind.
I hope you found this helpful, and I wish you the best of luck with your results if you plan to take the DNA test for yourself! And remember that we're all human and most of us will find that we are the world. Part of all nations, part of the human race. Unless you're part alien...
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