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Favorite Summer Beauty Products- My Recommendations!

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Easy Tips for Whiter Teeth and Fresh Breath in Time for Valentines Day!

Hey Everyone! Tomorrow is February 1st and Valentines Day is soon approaching. Whether or not you are spending Valentines Day with someone you love and want to be close to use these tips for 

whiter teeth and fresh breath!  These tips are provided by celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Marc Lowenberg, who is a partner at the New York based practice Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor

For Whiter Teeth:

  • Mix Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide and brush teeth with it to remove surface stains. Crest Whitestrips are also a good at home option for whitening teeth in a pinch.
  • Chew raw, crunchy vegetables to help mechanically remove surface stains.
  • Wear lip shades with blue undertones. It contracts the whiteness of the teeth and makes teeth appear brighter. 
  • Coat your teeth with a very thin layer of Vaseline to protect prior to consuming red wine and teeth staining foods. 
For Fresher Breath:
  • Use a tongue scraper to remove plaque from the tongue.
  • Rinse twice daily with an ADA-recommended antiseptic mouth rinse.
  • Eat parsley on a regular basis to combat bad breath that may be the result of  digestion.
  • Order a cocktail with vodka. It kills the bacteria in the mouth that causes bad breath. Hold off on a sugary mixture because it will bind to the teeth and trigger the odor-causing bacteria. 
Also, for whiter teeth and fresher breath don’t forget to take care of your mouth. Brush and floss daily. :) I also like using a straw when drinking any beverage that can stain the teeth. 
What’s your favorite tip for whitening your teeth or fresh breath??
Love,
Lauren
(C) Lovelo Beauty 2012
***Thanks to Nina Francine Photography for the photo. 

 

My Mornings with Paul Penders...

Hey guys! About my title... Paul Penders is an organic beauty brand not a man. ;) Well, I suppose he is a man and that is a name, but not in this case. I am talking about the beauty brand.

I've talked about many organic companies but here is what you should know about Paul Penders:

  • It's an international brand.
  • It's known for it's skincare, cosmetics, and body products made of natural herbs.
  •  Each product contains LevensESSENTIE Gold, a unique combination of 22 ingredients that was developed by Paul's grandmother nearly 100 years ago.
  • The headquarters is located in  Langkawi Geopark, Malaysia.
  • There are no chemicals in the products.
  • They are never tested on animals.

Let's get into the fun stuff!!! :)  WHAT KINDS OF PRODUCTS does PAUL PENDERS have???????

Well, I'm very lucky and  got to try a few to share with you guys. So here's what I tried...

Time Release Jasmine Shampoo

This jasmine scented shampoo only lathers slightly when you apply it. It contains organic olive oil that will not only clean but add healthy oils to the scalp and hair to leave it healthy and shiny! It smells really nice. You can tell there are many natural oils and herbs in it because it smells like a herb cocktail!

The Conditioner I tried was the Herbal Lemon Conditioner. The Lemon Conditioner smells  wonderful and gives my hair some shine but I did not feel like it de-tangled that easily. If you have hair shoulder length or longer and like something that will REALLY de-tangle this is not what I would suggest. But, if you have shorter hair and love using products with natural herbs and oils... this is great!

Finally the Herbal Moisture Shower Gel.

This is a creamy gel, very hydrating and can be used as a body wash or for shaving. I loved the natural herb smell.

So, what makes Paul Penders so special? http://www.paulpenders.com/product-special.php Check out this link for more information or to take a look for yourself at the products.

Disclaimer: As I mentioned Paul Penders sent me these products to try. I am sharing this with all of you because I want to. I was not paid for this blog post!

On a side note... I have recently watched 2 great cartoon/anime movies.

1. The princess and the Frog and

 2. Ponyo

If you have NOT seen either of these... I suggest you do. They will lift your spirits!!! Here are the trailers! 

 

 

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BYE GALS & GUYS! Have a great night. Talk to you all tomorrow :)

2-Minute Teeth Whitener/ Paula’s Choice

I have something very new and exciting in the beauty world to talk about! Maybe you have heard about it..but I hadn't when I first tried it.  It's a little stick that Paula's Choice makes called the "Brighten Up 2-Minute Teeth Whitener. 

I've always been very conscious about having white teeth. When I was living in New York modeling, I did a trade show for a teeth whitening company just for some free whitening treatment. It helped a little but I remember it wasn't worth the work. It was disappointing. 

I also remember when "whitestrips" came out. I thought it was so COOL that you were able to whiten your teeth at home instead of going into a dentist! Well, this whitening stick is the easiest little teeth whitener  I have ever used! 

When I got this..I wondered if it would really work in 2 minutes. But, it does! I definitely have seen a difference in each time I use it. The stick is a balm like texture and white. All you do is rub the balm on your teeth keep your mouth in a smile for a few seconds to let dry (or keep smiling if your conscious of wiping the product off) and that's really it! The whitener sits on your teeth and eventually dissolves. It's SO easy and I love that I don't have to wait 20-30 minutes like you sometimes have to with strips! 

 

This pen costs. $14.95 and you can get it from www.paulaschoice.com. It is under "best sellers" because it is the companies #1 best seller right now. Awesome that I got to try it out! I carry it in my purse with me. :-) 

Paula's Choice makes skin care and cosmetics. But, they not only have their own line, they are dedicated to finding the right products for your skin whether it be the Paula line or someone else's. 

Paula Begoun, the creator of Paula's Choice has been featured on show's like, The View, Dr.OZ, and The Today Show. You can find out more information at www.paulaschoice.com 

I also had the pleasure of trying their 2nd most popular item the "Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer." I had heard that this moisturizer is great for normal to dry skin which would classify what I currently have. It's great for the eye area and for sensitive or red skin. I knew I wanted to try this. 

 

My Verdict: I really liked this a lot. It's tough for me to get THRILLED about moisturizer because I don't like how most feel greasy. But, I could see using this everyday. It's light weight and it sinks into my skin effortlessly. I can wear it in the morning under my makeup without it feeling to heavy. 

So, I got to try the 2 BEST SELLER's on the Paula's Choice website. I'm a pretty lucky girl.. 

Disclaimer: I did receive these products free for review but I am not affiliated with Paula's Choice and these are my own thoughts. 

Have a wonderful night all, and remember.. 

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 

LOVELO