Hello and welcome back to another try new things, TNT series, post. Per usual, there is another mask. I just can’t help myself. There is a little something extra at the bottom of this post so be sure to check that out.
Sonicare Electric Toothbrush. I’ve had this for a while but on my last couple dentist visits I’ve gotten compliments on my teeth so I thought I would share what I’m using and review it for you guys. I bought this from Target a couple years ago and it still works great. There is a dock for it that you set the toothbrush in to charge. It does take up an outlet spot in your bathroom so if this is a problem, they now make them cordless! This particular one was only $20, what a great price. In the starter kit you get the toothbrush, the charger and a toothbrush cover for travel. This can stay charged for up to 2 weeks too! When you push the button on the front it automatically starts a 2 minute timer to make sure you are brushing thoroughly. Brush your teeth as normal and once the 2 minutes are up, it shuts off. You know when you need to change the brush head because the bristles will begin to lose their color. I change mine out once they are about 3/4 white. I purchase the Target, Up & Up brand replacements and they work just as well as the Sonicare brand ones, but cost less. Brushing for 2 minutes can seem like a long time but afterwards your teeth will feel so clean and fresh. I have completely stopped using a regular toothbrush for this reason. It is just part of my morning and night routine that it does not bother me at all.
Suave Extra Hold Hairspray. I picked this up at Walmart a month ago. I first tried this out at my work and loved it. The scent is amazing and the hold is even more amazing. It’s a great finishing hold hairspray. If you spray too much your hair will get crunchy and clump up so be cautious and hold about 6-10 inches away from your hair and mist for best results.
L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask Clarify & Smooth You can save some money if you get it at Walmart which is where I picked it up. Ulta and Walgreens up-charge these by at least $3. I swear by these L’Oreal masks. I use them all the time and love the results. This mask has little exfoliating beads in it for an extra clean and smooth feeling. It smells like citrus essential oils. I like to apply this mask before I go to bed. You can apply it with your hands or a brush. You leave this mask on for 10-15 minutes and remove in circular motions with warm water until your face is clean. You can use this mask up to 3 times a week.
NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie. I walked by this at Target and decided to try it out. I’m always on the hunt for the next best nude lip at a great price. This one is under $9 and comes in 8 color options from nude to a nice dark mauve purple shade. This lippie comes in a tube that you squeeze to dispense the product onto the applicator. The applicator is a soft, spongy like material that applies the color very smoothly. It does well to apply overall color but falls short for really defining the lip outline since the applicator is a rounded ball. The color I picked up is called Best Buds. It really does feel like a velvety smooth powder. It dries somewhat matte but doesn’t have that drying feeling like most matte shades do. I like to apply a gloss overtop but this is not necessary. It feels soft and weightless. It does not last through eating and drinking very well but re-application is easy and for the price point, this stuff is great. I really want to try a few other shades too.
This portion of the blog post is sponsored by BrandBacker.
I have teamed up with Paris Hilton Skincare and received the Paris Hilton Lift & Firm Eye Cream ($78). Paris Hilton launched her ProD.N.A skin care line on June 29th. There are 4 skin care items in the line; a face serum, a cleansing gel, a face cream and the eye cream. Each created specifically to combat signs of aging and UV exposure concerns.
I chose the eye cream because I do have baggy under eyes and some discoloration. For best results use for 14 days straight to see the first signs of improvement. I have been using this product for 9 days, today. I have already seen a smoother under eye area. Discoloration is still a concern but continued use will tell. The packaging for this line looks expensive and high end. I love the sleek black bottles with gold accents. The cap seals tight so you don’t have to worry about spills while traveling with this. The eye cream comes in a pump container for easy dispensing. It applies smooth, is odorless and absorbs quickly. I apply every morning before moisturizer and every night.
It is never too early to start using anti-aging products. The benefits in this little bottle are astounding. The lift & firm eye cream uses the same technology as microalgae enzymes, which if taken in supplement form have shown anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects, to help your skin repair itself. Other ingredients like Persian silk tree extracts work underneath the skin to improve the look of wrinkles from the inside, out.
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