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How to Achieve Whiter smile without a dentist visit

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The obsession to get a whiter smile is due to the fact that people who have white smile are often associated with beauty, cleanliness and self confidence.  Well if you really have a beautiful set of white teeth, why would you not be confident in smiling?

To achieve those pearly white teeth for a beautiful smile, many would resort to consult their dentists. The big questions however is can you afford to pay hundreds of dollars just to get that whiter smile?

Sad truth is that tooth whitening when performed by dentists can be quite heavy on the pocket. So unless you are a celebrity who needs to invest on a whiter smile, tendency is a lot would rather suffer with their stained teeth and miss out on the benefit of having white smile.

But that does not have to be as there are already a lot of whitening systems available in the market even without going into a dentist visit. Aside from the whitening toothpaste, strips, mouthwash, and gels available in the market, you could also take advantage of bleaching trays for tooth whitening. The bleach being used in such whitening solution are the same as what the dentist use when performing tooth whitening procedures. So why pay more?

There are also some other products that are proven safe and effective in having a whiter smile. Check out your natural foods store or even your local Wal-Mart.

Designer Jeans: True Religion

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True Religion brand jeans was started in 2002 and is based in Los Angeles. They are the most popular type of jeans searched for on the Internet.

What? True Religion jeans are marketed as high end denim jeans for men, women and kids. What would you pay for a pair of jeans $50, $60, or maybe $80. Well consider $250+ for True Religion jeans which claim to have the greatest attention to detail with “fashion forward seams… hand sanded vintage washes… and remarkable embroidery”.


The top selling womens jeans from True Religion are the Women’s ‘Billy’ Stretch Denim.

Look hot in a Bikini and feel confident!

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Tips on picking out a bikini

Pick a flattering bottom: For shorter torso’s pick a bikini bottom that fits below the stomach.  Lengthen short legs with a bottom that is higher on the hips.  Prevent hip bulges with a tie on the side.  If you have a “belly” stick with elastic bottoms.

Pick the right top: Go with ruffles or figure 8 if your small breasted.  Go with under wires if your large breasted. Go for a string bikini if you have a boyish figure, leave a minimum of 3 inches between your breasts.

Beauty tips for taking photos

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Most women dread the thought of having their photos taken because most have this idea that they are not photogenic at all and get conscious about having their photo taken. If you are one of those who gets self-conscious in front of a camera, then these beauty tips for taking photos will help you have the glamour shot you always wanted:

  • Avoid eating foods that are spicy, have caffeine, alcohol or red meat 72 hours before you have your picture taken. The food mentioned triggers a certain reaction and makes your skin oily or can even make your eyes look swollen and puffy which does not look good in pictures.
  • To avoid peeling face on the day of the photo shoot, avoid using Alpha Hydroxy products or Retin A because it triggers the skin on the face to peel.
  • Drink a lot of water a day and on the day of the photo shoot as it will keep you and your skin hydrated.
  • Make sure you get a good rest the night before the picture taking to have a fresh look on the day of the photo shoot.
  • Get rid of stress days before the picture taking. Stress can show up in the photo and you don’t want that. You can get a massage a day before the photo shoot to help you relax and feel rejuvenated.
  • Avoid mishaps on your makeup and try to do practice make-ups before the day of the shoot until you get the perfect look. Use cosmetics that you could trust and look good on you such as products from Arbonne. Their cosmetic line is probably one of the best make-ups you can use whether you have a photo shoot or not.
  • Practice your smiles in the mirror.

Follow these tips and you will definitely see the difference in prints.

How to spend a Saturday morning of pampering and relaxation

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I have a Saturday ritual and that is giving myself a facial in the morning, but if you have the day off or the kids are at camp let me show you a beautiful and relaxing way to spend your Saturday morning. Our goal is for you to relax and feel great all day.

Starting off the morning right

Step One: When you wake up and feel refreshed for the day, pop into the kitchen and make one of your favorite morning drinks.  My suggestions are a smoothie, hot green tea or protein shake. You won’t feel great if you load yourself down with a heavy breakfast.

Step Two: You will think I’m crazy, but instead of plopping down on the old couch.  Grab your drink, classical music or your pick and head outside.  Set on your porch or in your yard under a shade tree and enjoy the morning.  Hammocks are great if you have one.

Step Three: Instead your everyday shower lets create a spa like get-a-way.  Prep your bathroom with your choice of candles, spa music and/or your windows open to hear the birds.  Start a bubble bath at the right temperature so that you can stay in it for at least 30 minutes.  Spend the first 10 minutes cleaning and pampering.  If you have a face mask and hair mask use it during this time.  The next twenty minutes are for you to close your eyes and relax.

Step Four: Once your done with your relaxing bath… stay in your robe for a little while.  Don’t stop the pampering lets move on to the toes and hands.  Bring out the files and polish and give yourself a quick manicure and pedicure.

Headed into your afternoon

Step Five: Put on your most comfortable outfit and tennis shoes. May we suggest ordering lunch from your favorite restaurant for take out.  Yep! We said take out.  You ask where would you take it to? Good Question.  Take it somewhere that you normally don’t eat your food.  Do you have a favorite spot you like to get-a-way to?  If not you might need to create one.  Here are some options: local park, lake, river, city skyline, etc.  Enjoy your food with different scenery!

Step Six: Oh… Now it is time for a walk.  Do you see the pattern? You are doing things that you normally don’t take the time to enjoy on a daily basis.  I don’t mean “exercise” by the way.  I mean exploring and shopping!  Go to a downtown shopping area or possibly a farmers market.  Go for a walk there while you shop.  Set down and enjoy a cup of coffee or possible buy something just for you!  You will feel great if you take walk a little after eating your lunch.

Well we got you through lunch-time and the rest is up to you.  I will suggest some other things you could do below:

  • Curl up on your favorite chair and read a magazine or a good book.
  • Watch an old favorite movie or one you have wanted to see.
  • Take a nap.
  • Go get a massage.
  • Go to the salon and have someone teach you how to style your hair.
  • Go to the art museum.
  • Participate in a session Yoga.
  • Go swimming.
  • Buy yourself some flowers.
  • Set down to journal get all your thoughts out that swim around if your head.  If you need to make an action plan to relief stress by all means do it!

Do you use an SPF everyday?

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Would you consider using a SPF most days if I told you the sun is the number one reason for aging?  What about wearing sunscreen all year long?  For most of us, the sun is out 365 days of the year and can cause skin damage (free radical damage).  The sun’s rays, which are called ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays (UVA and UVB rays) damage your skin. UVA rays can travel through a cloudy day and even glass.  Most women don’t know that even your computer screen can give off UV radiation. Most people are not affected by it, but people with lupus or other photo sensitivities should take precautions.

To prevent and repair signs of aging you need to look into a natural and holistic approach to your skin care regimens.  You should consider using an SPF everyday that is Swiss formulated.  Protect your face, neck and hands these are the areas that women show the signs of aging first.

Don’t hide out in your room, but know that wearing sunscreen is a must! Apply it 30 minutes before going outside so that it can be absorbed by the skin. Put more on every hour if you’re sweating or swimming.

If looking for products check out:

Getting your beauty sleep

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Yes, sleep is important! Are you having mood swings, dark circles, feel exhausted even when you wake up? It is important that you take note of how you feel when you wake up.  If you want to look good and feel good, lets take a look at your sleep habits.

Sleep Journal

If your not quite sure about your sleep habits I encourage you to keep a sleep journal next to your bed and journal the next three months.  Items to include in your journal:

  1. What time it is when you go to sleep
  2. How your feel before you go to sleep
  3. What time it is when you wake up and how do you feel
  4. How many hours it was between the time you had your last meal and you laid down to sleep
  5. Where are you sleeping?

Do you have any of these bad sleeping habits?

1. Do you sleep with your make up on?

2. Is it too crowded in your bed? Do you allow children or pets in your bed?

3.Do you go to bed at irregular times every night?

4. Are you eating too late at night?

5. Do you have caffeine in the afternoon or evening?

6. Don’t pay your bills in bed!

Here are some helpful tips to get your beauty sleep, fall asleep and more:

  1. Kick the caffeine at least 6 hours before going to sleep!
  2. Stick to a schedule: your body rhythm is important so pay close attention to it.
  3. Exercise always helps the body rest well at night.
  4. Avoid eating too close to bed time.
  5. Wash your pillows often, clean sheet night will help keep you from unwanted break outs.
  6. High sodium/salt can cause puffiness around the eyes, keep that out of your system after dark!
  7. Try a hair mask over night
  8. Keep your feet soft by cleaning, applying lotion and sleeping in some comfortable socks.
  9. Dim the lights and put on your pj’s several hours before bed time this will help you transition.
  10. Lavender always helps you unwind the day.
  11. A hot relaxing bath can sooth your nerves and wash away the stress of the day
  12. Try a detox, because stress can cause insomnia.
  13. If your busy like me, grab a notebook and write down your weekly plan or to-dos so they don’t keep you up all night thinking about them.
  14. Try essential oils and relaxing music, put your phone away.
  15. Relax your deserve it, so do whatever you like to do to rest.

Suggestion: Arbonne Aromassentials Unwind Rejuvenating Body Mist.

Three categories of skincare

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There are 3 Categories of skincare in the global marketplace

1. Economy– These might be the products you find in places like Wal-Mart & Target. They are American formulated, companies like Revlon, Avon, Beauty Control & Mary Kay. These products usually last for 30 days.

2. Premium– These are products that you will find in department stores. They are french formulated, companies like like Lancôme, Clinque and Clarins. From my experience, these products last 2-3 months.

3. Ultra Premium– These products are usually found in more up-scale retail stores.  They are Swiss  formulated, companies like La Prairie, Celluva and Kerstin Florian. These lines are the most expensive and most prestigious products in the global marketplace.

Suggestions the Anti-Aging Skin Care, RE9 Advanced.

Is your hair thinning?

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Is your hair thinning?

Any unknown topic or something that you’re not quite familiar with can be scary! Whether you’re a man or a woman its a concern for both sexes.  When we loose hair while coming or have a picture taken of the profile and notice thinning spots of hair we may get a little frightened.  I’m here to say the day and answer all your questions.

To ease some of your minds, its normal to shed up to 100 hairs a day.  That’s not cause for alarm, nor does it mean you’re going bald. About 90% of your 100,000 hair follicles are growing at any given time. The other 10% are in a resting (telogen) phase, and the hair falls out after about 2 to 3 months. It’s replaced by new hair, and the growth cycle starts over again.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s a growing problem, affecting some 30 million women in the United States — with some forms of loss occurring at earlier ages, and being seen in increasing numbers.

What causes hair thinning?

Some medications and some health issues can contribute to hair loss.  If you have recently had surgery, gave birth, some medications, crash diets, severe stress, menopause and/or thyroid problems.  The sun can also cause damage, dry or brittle hair that can crack or split, these can make your situation worsen.  Poor nutrition and unhealthy eating habits can cause hair loss.  Last but not least, hair thinning can be hereditary.

Both men and women tend to lose hair due to some hormonal changes in the body. It is mainly the alterations in the metabolism of androgen in the body that brings about hair loss. Androgen is the male hormone that plays a very important role in both hair loss and hair growth. This metabolism of androgen gets involved with an enzyme, the 5 alpha reductase which tends to combine with the male hormone, testosterone to give DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). This DHT is the natural metabolite of the human body that is the main reason for hair loss.

How to combat hair thinning.

You may feel like you can’t do anything about your hair loss, but o contrary.  I will tell you exactly what you can do to combat hair thinning. If you going through surgery or the other seniroes listed above make sure you are getting your daily intake of vitamins.  Vitamin intake should include Vitamin A, C, E, B6, B12, Biotin, Inositol, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid.  For sun protection pick a product t hat has a 15 SPF or above and a good treatment conditioner.  You may consider using a shampoo that has the essential oil called, Tea Tree Oil.  Tea Tree oil helps unblock clogged hair follicles, moisturizes hair and keeps the scalp free of bacteria and fungal problems. A mild solution of Tea Tree oil and natural shampoo also helps cradle cap in infants.  There have also been reports that by massaging the oil into the scalp, new hair growth is promoted.  Tea Tree Oil can fight off DHT!

Looking for products to use?

Here are what the experts are suggesting: Arbonne Hybrids, Balancing Hormone Cream, Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Hair & Scalp Revitalizer, BefoRE Sun To The Rescue Hair Protectant.


Our readers and writers offer information and opinions on Share Beauty, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.

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