iShopper's Friends... Follow Us and We'll Follow Back!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Teeth Whitening Kit

I f there's one thing that I wish I could have had when I was a kid is to have a good dental practice early on. In the place where I grew up, we never went to the dentist when we were kids. The very first time that I visited a dentist was when I was in high school and that's to extract some of my molars that were damaged.  It's a shame but that's one of the  many life struggles  that I have to deal with growing up.  If you were born and raised here in the US,  it might be hard for you to understand  how the way of life  is in other countries. 

A smile is the most precious thing you can give to the world.  I love to smile  but sometimes, I get conscious because of my teeth.  I tried some home whitening  technique but it  doesn't work  effectively so I am so glad that Smile Brilliant is giving me an opportunity to try their   Teeth Whitening Kit.  
The kit includes three desensitizing gel, 3 professional teeth whitening gel, 3 catalyst paste, three base paste, and  two trays.
The tray is to be used when you make the impressions of your teeth.
I was skeptical in making the impression because I was afraid that I might messed it up but luckily they send you and extra set of paste to use just in case you  made a mistake.  I read the instructions multiple times to make sure that I  understand how to make it.  As it turned out, I had fun actually.  I got to feel like a dentist when I was doing it because it reminds me of the  time when my dentist was  making the impression  for my upper teeth denture.  
The whitening teeth  will not work on partial/denture so I asked my husband if he would  like to use it instead since he doesn't have a partial.  He wanted to but when I told him that I have to take a picture of him, he backed out lol.  So even though I have  a partial (just few teeth), I am giving this a try.
The gel won't be used till I receive my trays for the whitening process to start.
I love that the instruction is very easy to follow.
I have my two-minute glass timer and  phone  in making the impression.  It is important that you use timer  because you can only  do it on specified time in the  guide or else  the putty will hardened up.
This is how the putty mix looked like after the catalyst and base pastes are mixed.
I sent the two impressions back to Smile  Brilliant lab using their  prepaid envelope last Saturday and they  informed me via email that  they got it last Monday.  So in few more weeks, they will be sending it back to me and I can begin the process of whitening my teeth.  I will update you of the result.

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Worst Fashion Faux Pas Everyone Notices

It’s easy to try to overlook a fashion faux pas. Will anyone really notice if you show a little too much cleavage? Is that minor muffin top really going to be a problem? Will nude bra straps really blend in with your skin tone? If you have to ask, you are probably well on your way to committing a fashion crime. Yes, others will notice. Sometimes, many others will notice.
Before you become the talk of the next event you attend, check out http://www.classicshapewear.com. Find easy ways to smooth small imperfections over and keep all of your assets where they should be, securely under your clothing. It’s important to be honest. The workplace or a wedding can get pretty dull. Everyone will love to talk about that woman’s wardrobe malfunction the following Monday.

Fashion Nightmare #1: Falling Out of Your Top

A plunging neckline might not be a bad thing. It can make a fashion statement without being too much. However, constantly fidgeting with your top can raise a few eyebrows. Falling out of your top can drop a few jaws. Show the right amount of skin by starting with the right bra. Keep everything fashionable, fun, and PG-Rated. The wardrobe malfunction did not work for Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, and it will not work for you. 10 years later, her poor wardrobe choice is still in the media.
Janet Jackson Justin Timberlake Super Bowl XXXVIII
Photo Credit: Donald Miralle via rollingstone.com
Fashion Nightmare #2: Yes, Everyone Can See Your Panties

Is it worse to showcase granny panties or scandalous thong underwear? It’s a trick question. You don’t want to show unsuspecting people what color your undergarments are and what they look like. It’s a bad idea, not a fashion statement. Keep everything in the right place with the right panties and shapewear. Even worse, avoid unwanted attention after not wearing any undergarments that can be seen. Keep things classy, not trashy.

Fashion Nightmare #3: The Blah Statement and Poorly Fitting Clothing

The latest fashions naturally look great on some people. Often, they are models that are 6 feet tall and weigh only 120 pounds. They also have a great pair of natural D-cups. For all normal women, fashionable clothing will only fit great and look fantastic with the right undergarments. Smooth out unwanted rolls and cellulite with bodysuits, and get a lift from the right bra. It’s often said that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. As far as fashion goes, make what’s on the inside count with the right undergarments. It is important to try on new clothing with the undergarments you plan to wear it with to ensure that everything will work out as planned.

Make the Right Statement With the Right Undergarments

Be a knockout. Take the time to invest in the right undergarments. The right fashion statement starts with the things that no one can see. Better said, the right fashion statement starts with ensuring that others only see what you want them to see. Let your personality shine instead of distracting others with some of the worst fashion faux pas. You will be forgiven for a drab color that doesn’t flatter your complexion as much as it could. However, showing off the wrong things could be a fashion faux pas that you will never be able to live down.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Office Supplies for my New Home Office

I am done painting  the basement wall  where I  am planning to transfer my home office but I am still waiting for my husband to help me move my desk and do the wiring and stuff for my  internet and phone.  I am so glad that I have  a new set of office supplies that I could use  with my home office transition.  Right now, my filing here at home is divided into two because it won't fit here in my cabinet so the other files are in my other desk in the basement.  When I finally move my office there, I will have plenty of supplies to use.  Anyway, here are the  supplies that Shoplet sent me for review.

I love these  Vertical File Folder because  you can file and organize your documents in an upright position, just like when print and read them. These super durable, heavyweight water-resistant files withstand extensive use.   These are perfect for desktops, backpacks and drawers. The design includes a dual top, side tabs and a scored front panel. These folders are made with a high percentage of recycled material.The sheet capacity of every folder is 25.
The SuperTab Erasable Manila Folder is new to me.  I have never used any folder that you can erase  what you wrote in the  label, really nice.  This came with a sharpie and a high polymer eraser.  I can't wait to organize my  new office downstairs.  I hope that my husband would be able to find time to help me though.  He is really busy with his graduate studies so I am just waiting.
I have mentioned that my husband is pursuing his master's degree in Doquesne University so I gave him this  Step Index Organizer that he could use to put his  written assignments ad researches.  
I love this innovative tiered tabs because you can  see everything at a glance. The clear window makes viewing file contents easy. They are durable and  embossed poly material resists tear and moisture. You can even label what document you have in there by using the blank tab insert, really neat for indexing and  customization of your papers/documents.
The  FasTab Hanging Erasable Folder is awesome to have  if your cabinet has that built thing to out this hanging folder kind.  Since it has the erasable tab surface, it  makes it possible to revise and reuse hanging folders. You can write directly on the built-in tab with a permanent marker  and easily erase it with a standard white eraser.
Shoplet have everything that you need for your business and home including office suppliesoffice stationarypromotional productspromotional shirts and many others.   Thank you once again Shoplet and Smead!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Soft Seamless Incontinence Underwear

I am very grateful to Wearever company for sending me another incontinence panty. If you remember the review I wrote about them on my Fashion blog, the small size that I chose was big for my body so I will be sending it to my Mom instead. Luckily, Wearever is so generous to send me this smooth and silky seamless full cut incontinence panty in extra small size which is perfect for me. It came in a perfect timing as well as my monthly ordeal is coming to an end so I got to sue it after washing it yesterday.
I can confidently wear a dress on the last day of my period without worrying about it.  This panty has a classic full-cut styling, with no visible seams for a sleek silhouette.  As shown in my photos, you won't see the panty lines.
This seamless panty absolutely  reduces any embarrassing panty lines. What I love is that it has a soft and silky feel which makes you feel as if you are not wearing an incontinence product.  Another thing that I like is its antimicrobial fibers that reduces the bacteria that cause odor and include a sewn-in super absorbent pad which traps liquid for all-day built-in protection. 
If you are an active and fashion conscious, these kind of panties are perfect for you. I highly recommend this now that I was able to really try it and it is so comfortable to wear.  This would really  help if you are experiencing a light to moderate incontinence.  Now, that I have it, I can do jump\ropes without worrying about a leak.  Thank you once again Wearever!

Disclaimer: The author of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review. Opinions expressed is not in anyway influenced by other factors. The product/s mentioned above was provided for FREE for evaluation purposes.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lunch Bag

I have been scouting for a good lunch bag for my husband  so that his co-worker won't make fun of him using a plastic bag to put his lunch box hehehe.  I  did not see any online  but I saw this   thermo  lunch bag at Ross  a couple of weeks ago.  It was on sale for $4.99 which I really love!
This Polar Pack is  nice because   the food stay cold or hot as it is insulated.   I love the mesh pocket on the side for  water bottle.  Now, I can put all the container neatly inside his lunch bag.  I love it when I can find the things I need on sale!

Summer is Almost Over

Few more weeks and Fall is here and  we will say goodbye to Summer.  For the last couple of days, it has been very hot  in here but I love it.  I  would choose hot weather over cold anytime!  Glad that our air conditioning unit  did not give us any problem this year coz we surely could not afford to hire  Raleigh air conditioning services or any other services for that matter.  We had so many expenses this year and  our savings got wiped out so any  surprise expenses would be  painful.

Honda CRV 2014

My husband  had an appointment  for car maintenance service at the Sunset Jeep Dodge-Chrysler  in Steubenvile Ohio last July 28.  When he  went there, he was denied of service because the   guy said that my husband's  appointment was on Tuesday and not Monday.  My husband was furious because  he  even called to confirm his appointment  after setting it up online and it was supposed to be Monday.

To avoid the same problem  to keep happening, we decided to   look around for  a replacement  of our van.  We had our  Town and Country Chrysler van for a year  now.  We bought it  for our 10th wedding anniversary last year.  The van was not new when we bought it.  The kids love it since there are  some neat features like the TV and it is spacious.  But for that one year that we had it, there has been three recalls on it already so hubby and I  decided to just get rid of it.
On August 1st, we went to Ohio Valley Honda dealership where we bought our Honda Accord.  Our Accord is  9 years old now but still  running great.  It is also very efficient on gas that's why we love Honda.
We test drove this CRV and  hubby loved it.  We both agreed that we will trade our van with this CRV.  It is not as spacious as the van but we love the features in it.
It was already late when we went to  the dealership so we came back on  on the 2nd to do some paper works.  Since it was on the weekend, we were not able to finish everything so we were not able to take it home with us.  
We went back on the 4th to picked it up and do some more paper works.  We said goodbye to our Town and Country.  Aside from space, we will miss the  home-link feature of the van where you can  program  a code and link your  home garage in it.  But with its  recent recalls, we were worried.  Additional factor is  the fact that they don't have  a good customer service at the  dealership.  
Our sales agent is Eric Waggoner, a guy that my husband knew in high school.  He was very helpful and  very thorough.  He walked my husband through  with every details of the car.   
We got the top of the line which is the EXL.  It has  the back up camera that I really liked just in case I have to drive it.  As you may all know now, I hate driving but if I really I have to, I will.  Since I suck on backing up, the camera is a great plus for me.
We still owe 21k on the van but the trade value  on it was only 17k so we lost 4k which is a rip off but that's part of trading a vehicle.     The  good thing  is, the interest rate that we qualified for was  .9% only because  our  credit scores are good.  Mine was excellent which is 813 and hubby  was 747.
We love Honda and their service is excellent.  Their team really  provide excellent customer service which is very important.  Nothing compares when a company provide great customer service, right?  We love the sun roof and we get better gas mileage  with the CRV  compared to the van, so it is all good.  I think our decision to trade the van was wise.

Hubby and I  both agreed that if the Town and Country was our 10th wedding anniversary purchase, this Honda CRV is our 11th wedding anniversary gift to ourselves lol.  Our children  were the ones who picked the color.  Hopefully,  this would last with us  for years and years like our Accord.

Christmas is in the Air


Now that the BER-months is here, you can feel that  Christmas is in the air already.  I love one of the jim shore christmas products I found online.  It's a holy family mini figurine.  This would be cute to display  in front of our small Christmas tree.  It's funny that over the years,  your Christmas decor gets bigger and bigger each year.  I always add  an item  or two every year.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dish Drying Mat

This absorbent microfiber  is machine washable  and it's reversible.  I love that the dishes  dry faster when you  put it on top of this.  Although I have a big dish rack, I still ran out of space when pots and pans are also being washed.

Table Runner for my Dining Table

We seldom use our dining room table to eat.  We usually eat at our kitchen table.  I regretted buying a set of dining furniture since we hardly use it and we don't really need it.  Although it is good to have but I don't really see a  great use of it for a family of four like us.  But anyway, our dining are  serves as the  junk place for my product reviews and  my daughter uses it for her arts and craft.  I decided to clean it up and free it from mess last week, so now it looks like a formal dining room again and not a  junk area hehehe.   I don't have a  Burlap and Lace Table runner but a friend of mine gave me this table runner which I like.

ShareThis

Victorious Smile!

She won an international smile contest for the month of October 2009. This contest was sponsored by Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada.

God bless y'all!