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Monday, May 14th, 2012
40 per cent of Canadians* say the smile is the most important physical attribute when determining physical attraction. Interesting.
So, why is it then, that a mere 30 per cent of Canadians* follow the dentist-recommended at-home oral care routine (flossing, brushing and rinsing)? Healthy teeth and gums = a good-looking smile, people!
The foundation of a great at-home oral care routine is brushing for 2 minutes, twice a day. And what we’ve learnt is that electric toothbrushes are going to do a waaaay better job at cleaning your teeth than your typical manual one. Electric toothbrushes make brushing easier, as they provide the cleaning action for you – moving thousands of times per minute. With a manual brush, you do all the work. An Oral-B oscillating/rotating electric toothbrush can help remove up to 100 per cent more plaque and reduce gingivitis more effectively than a standard manual toothbrush.
Not sold on using an electric toothbrush? Our Editor, Lesley Ellen is a dedicated manual toothbrush user and will test drive the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000 electric toothbrush – so stay tuned for her review.
In the meantime, you’ve gotta check out the Oral-B Canada Facebook page as it is a really great resource for all oral health information. And, Dr. Janet Tamo, the consulting dentist to Crest and Oral-B is going to be doing a live Q&A at the beginning of June via the Facebook page.
Do you use an electric or manual toothbrush? Tell us!
*statistics from the third annual Crest and Oral-B Great Canadian Smile Survey.
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
By Doris Montanera
It’s kind of scary shopping for personal care products for kids. The regulations for them are the same as cosmetic products for adults, yet with kids’ smaller, still developing bodies, potentially harmful ingredients have a nice, cozy venue where they can go crazy and throw a wild party that trashes the place.
There are a lot of questionable ingredients out there (and for the record, just because something’s natural or organic, doesn’t mean it’s better).
Here’s a quick and easy guide about the biggest, most common boogeymen in your bathroom, and an eco-expert-approved roundup of kid-safe personal care products. (more…)
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Spring is coming people, and it’s time to shed those heavy winter coats, sweaters, and show a little skin! (The Hubster LOVES it when we get all girly and don our little skirts and show some leg. Just sayin’!)
And of course we want that soon-to-be-exposed skin to be touchably soft and silky. No snakeskin allowed.
We’ve found a super-easy way to get it: Dove® Deep Moisture Body Wash ($4.99 – $6.99 MSRP).
First thing in the morning we jump into that shower, add a dollop of this rich and creamy body wash to our pouf (or you can use a washcloth), and work it into a lather while it gently cleanses our skin. It feels fabulous and smells clean and fresh – we’re not into those fruity scents so this is perfect for us.
Dove® Deep Moisture Body Wash nourishes deep down with Nutrium Moisture®, a rich blend of 100 per cent naturally-sourced moisturizers that can be completely absorbed and replenish skin’s moisture barrier where it is needed most. Your skin is left feeling healthy, smooth, and nourished. And we love that a little product goes a long way, so you end up getting more for your money (and can perhaps use that savings on some new shoes?).
We are so ready for Spring. Bring it on!
Discover the beauty of Dove® hydrating nourishment for yourself. You’ll be happy you did.
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This Blog is proudly sponsored by Dove® Body Wash.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Recently we reached out to our beauty-savvy Lipstick Powder N Paint readers, asking them to try out the new Schick Hydro Silk™ razor and provide their feedback.
Our Editor, Lesley Ellen Mirza, also test-drove the razor to rid herself of unwanted fuzz.
“My name is Lesley and I have a shaving problem. My problem? I hardly ever shave.
Ok, I know that sounds gross. And yes, I am a tad furry during the winter months – please don’t ask me to pull up my pant legs in public – but shaving usually leaves my overly-sensitive skin sore, raw and itchy. Truth.
I was skeptical when asked to try the Schick Hydro Silk™ razor, but as a beauty editor, I’ve gotta take one for the team.
I found the design of the handle excellent: it was comfortable to hold and felt very secure in my hand. The five (yes, five) blades provided me with a super-close shave – and the Hubster appreciates that. *grin* But what I really found appealing was that my legs felt softer and actually hydrated after shaving (that’s cause of the water-activated moisturizing serum). And I had no irritation post-shaving. Love it! Yup, I would definitely recommend this razor.”
So, you’ve read what our Editor thought about this razor, but what about our 25 testers? Keep reading to see their honest feedback. (more…)