One thing that many people may not know about me is that I am a dental hygiene fanatic! One of the first things I notice about people is their smile. I strive to have healthy teeth and gums, not only for me but also for family. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to try Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers toothbrushes! I am completely hooked. I love the professional clean feeling that I get by using Mouthwatchers, and use this toothbrush as my “go to” between dentist visits. So “What makes this toothbrush so special” you ask? Well here is what the hype is all about!
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Invented by a Dentist
Dr. Ronald Plotka developed the Mouthwatchers toothbrushes as part of his 40+ year dental practice. Who would know the best approach to maximum dental health and hygiene then someone who devotes their career to making smiles brighter, right?!?! He is so confident that you will love the benefits of the Mouthwatchers toothbrush that he backs the product by a 100% satisfaction guarantee! So go ahead, give it a try!
Antimicrobial Bristles for Better Health
The bristles of Mouthwatchers toothbrushes are infused with silver to naturally eliminate 99.9% bacteria. This helps inhibit bacteria growth on the bristles in between uses, so that your toothbrush is clean and ready for the next use. I don’t know about you, but I find it comforting to know that I am not introducing bacteria back into my mouth on my toothbrush. Score!
Flossing Bristles for a Better Clean
Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers toothbrushes have dual layered bristles. The thinner out bristles help gently brush away plaque and food particles that other brushes miss. The coarser, inner bristles ensure a deeper clean of teeth and gums. Not to mention, the polyester bristles will outlast the traditional nylon bristles of other toothbrushes.
Now that you know of all of the awesome benefits of Mouthwatchers toothbrushes, what are you waiting for? Don’t take my word for it, try them for yourself. Besides, with Dr. Plotka’s product guarantee, what do you have to lose, right?!?!? Aside from the adult Mouthwatchers toothbrush, Youth, Powered and Travel versions are also available. Something for everyone. I love the amazing clean feeling I get from Mouthwatchers. Thank you Dr. Plotka!
Hey all! I am sure you have seen either TV or online ads for the FabFitFun home delivery system. I must admit that I am all-in when it comes to trying new things that come to my door, that contain products that I would actually use, and that are offered at awesome prices. When I saw the FabFitFun ad online, I just HAD to give it a whirl to see what the hype was all about. Here is my review of the most recent box — the Winter Box 2017.
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First, a little overview on what FabFitFun actually is. This home delivery program comes as a paid subscription, which can be annually or seasonally. I opted for the annual membership, which gets four boxes per year on your doorstep (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). A seasonal membership is just that, one box depending on what season you choose. Of course, as with most subscriptions, there is a savings/discount when you enroll in the annual versus seasonal memberships.
Furthermore, the delivery boxes contain full-size premium beauty and fashion products. I must admit, I have found the amount of product delivered to be generous! You also have the opportunity to customize your shipments to products that are geared toward your personal interests and style. This customization is all done through a personal website portal that you can log in and update anytime you want.
So, What Did I Get in My Winter 2017 FabFitFun Box?
I must admit, each time I get one of these boxes delivered to my door, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! The anticipation of opening the box to see what goodies are inside is awesome, for lack of a better word 😉 I was pleasantly surprised with my 2017 Winter Box selections, as they are items that I would actually use. Here is what I received in FULL SIZE product (with my own thoughts and categories for each):
The Fab Factor
BB Dakota Black/Gray Poncho — super soft and oh-so-stylish (one size)
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment — great to get rid of the winter skin woes
AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream — makes my hands feel touchable soft!
Nelsonj Beverly Hills Moisture Healing Mask — tames that unruly winter mane
doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette — the perfect smoky eye with these striking yet subtle hues of grays, purples and nudes. Top it off with a little shimmer and you have 100% FAB. Go ahead and bat those eyelashes, ladies 😉
The Fit Factor
Pointe Studio Post Workout Collection — how cool and comforting to slip these aloe-infused socks on after a workout or simply the hustle and bustle of the day!?!
thisworks® deep sleep pillow spray — a few spritzes on my pillow to fade away the worries of the day for a peaceful restful sleep — why yes, please!
The Fun Factor
Ayesha Curry Homemade Ceramic Mug — this pretty much sums me up to a “T” in the morning LOL! Super cute and sooooooo me.
8 Other Reasons necklace — just enough sparkle mixed with even more flirt. Fun=YES!
Ok, So What IS the Hype of FabFitFun?
I personally enjoy receiving my FabFitFun boxes each season, and based on the products that I receive can see the value in the subscription membership. I have received a few items in previous boxes here and there that I didn’t absolutely LOVE, but I re-gifted to those that I knew would. Overall, I find that FabFitFun truly delivers! They deliver premium products and have a great “sense” of what fits my personal style. Here’s to my next box, arriving Spring 2018!
Fall time is my favorite time of year. With the beautiful color-changing leaves, the crisp air in the evenings, and snuggling by a toasty fireside, I look forward to the Fall season. Furthermore, Fall reminds me of my favorite comfy sweater – you know, the one that year after year you claim you are going to toss out but it still ends up in your closet the next Fall? Yep, that one. Fall also reminds me of the scent of Pumpkin and Apple Pies baking in the oven and the scent of cinnamon filling the air. Nothing beats the tantalizing scent of cinnamon — Yum! However, it is important to remember that cinnamon is not your average spice!
Aside from cinnamon being a go-to spice for some breakfast morning toast or those homemade pies, did you know that cinnamon has additional uses that aren’t just for food? Here are 5 unconventional uses for cinnamon that will turn that kitchen cupboard staple in to a household must-have.
Disclaimer: the information contained herein is for entertainment purposes only. Please be sure to consult your physician and/or nutritionist with regards to possible allergies related to the suggested uses of the ingredients provided in this Blog post.
Spice Up Your Hair
When it comes to caring for those beautiful tresses, cinnamon has some amazing qualities. If you want to give your hair a little root boost, try mixing 1/4 cup of cinnamon with a 1/4 cup honey (I know, the temptation is there to take a taste, but remember you are feeding your hair on this one) and applying the sticky paste to your scalp for about 15 minutes. Due to the increased blood flow caused by the cinnamon, you just may start to notice your hair coming in thicker and fuller due to stimulated hair growth. Be sure to rinse thoroughly, though, or you may find yourself just buzzing with activity!
Bugs Be Gone
Remember that favorite comfy sweater that you love to wear year after year? Well, just imagine that same sweater being riddled with holes from sitting in summer storage due to pesky moths, ugh! Guess what? Cinnamon can also help calm your woes and rid those moths with little effort. Combine 2 Tbsp cinnamon with 1/2 cup each of black peppercorns and whole cloves. Add this combination to individual sachet bags that you can purchase from any local craft store, and drop the sachet packs into your closets and drawers. Those moths won’t stand a chance, and you will get to enjoy that comfy sweater for yet another season!
Stop That Burning Between Your Toes
Did you know that cinnamon has medicinal uses also? If you have ever suffered from the itchy and painful discomfort of athlete’s foot, you will appreciate a cinnamon foot soak. Boil 10 cinnamon sticks in 4 cups of water. Allow the spicy broth to cool and then soak your ailing feet in the cinnamon foot bath for approximately 20 minutes. While you soak away the worries of the day, enjoy the microbial benefits of cinnamon for your athlete’s foot. Not to mention, your house will be filled with the aromatics of the soothing and welcoming smell of cinnamon sticks. Sounds like a win-win combination to me!
On the Road Again
The one thing that I do NOT enjoy is driving. With the hustle and bustle of what seems to be endless traffic, I am often on edge and feeling anxious until I reach my final destination. Cinnamon can also help ease the tension associated with driving. Use a cinnamon air freshener in your car to help alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with the open road. This aromatic spice also serves to increase your alertness while driving, so buckle up, take a deep breath and let cinnamon ease your mind until you make it from point A to point B.
Don’t Fret the Scuffs
I am sure you have all experienced the moment when you are admiring your beautiful gleaming hardwood floors or that piece of heirloom furniture from years gone by, and then “OH NO!” Yep, you see it. The scratch or scuff mark that you know wasn’t there before but is now staring you right in the face. With cinnamon by your side, you don’t need to fret those scuffs any longer. Take some ground cinnamon on a cotton swab and rub it into the scuff mark. Soon that scratch will fade and you can go back to enjoying the rich wooden hue with out that blinding scratch interfering with your admiration.
Now that you discovered 5 additional uses for cinnamon, go ahead and pour that cup of tea and lavish a piece of apple pie. You can sprinkle that spicy goodness on your afternoon comfort food, but be sure to keep a little set aside for the next time you need that not-so-average spice to use around the house for something other than food. Here’s to all things cinnamon!
Inspiration for this post from Woman’s Day. “Clever Uses for Cinnamon: Spice up your life with this fall favorite.” November 2017 ed. Page 26.