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Natural White 5 Minute Tooth Whitening System-Review

Happy Sunday! First let me say I’m a big bargain shopper.  I have found a lot of great products at Dollar Tree.  On my last visit, I bought various teeth whitening products and candy.  If you have ever been to a dollar store, they have really fresh candy, just saying.

I purchased Natural White 5 Minute Tooth Whitening System for a whopping dollar at my local Dollar Tree. I just saw the same item for sale on Amazon for $5.50.  It comes with a duplex mouth tray and a tube of whitening gel that is .75 ounces.  When I first showed it to my husband he was convinced it must have contained lead or something since I got it from the dollar store. Not only did it not contain lead, but it’s made in the United States.

This stuff works great! I’ve got quite a few crowns so I wouldn’t spend the money to have a professional bleaching done at the dentist’s office. Plus my dentist charges $300!

I would have to say I’ve lightened my teeth several shades. It works fine even with me having all of these crowns.  If you are expecting paper white teeth, it’s not going to happen, besides on what planet does that look natural????

Natural White 5 Minute Tooth Whitening System 4-1-18

One thing about items purchased from Dollar Tree, if you see something you like, buy them all. Well, no try it first, then go back and buy all of them. Seriously, they usually only have items like this once. I snatched up about five of them on my last trip.

Oh, and don’t forget the candy!

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Philosophy The Ultimate Fix for Eyes- Review

Happy Easter!  I have to laugh when I see studies for different skin care products that use really small groups. This eye cream by Philosophy was tested on a whopping 31 women. I was really excited to try this when I saw it advertised at Ulta.

It made some hefty promises, “after 12 days, 97% saw a creaseless eye area that looked ironed flat.” Um, hell to the no.

Next, “after one month crepiness reduced by 94%.” Double hell to the no! “After 1 week skin looks smoother and more youthful.”  Liar lair pants on fire!

Here is more hype: “In 31 days hollowness reduced by 64%”. I wonder what kind of drugs these testers were using, and where can I get some.

This eye cream which is .5 ounces and cost $68USD is a complete and utter waste of money.  I’ve been using it twice daily as directed for over a month and have not seen any improvement. I would have returned it, but when I bought it, I had returned some items so I spent $45 USD, which was $45 way too much for an eye cream that didn’t produce any results.

I’ve used Philosophy products in the past, and was happy with the results.  Don’t waste your money on this.

Philosophy Ultimate Worker Fix Eye cream 4-1-18

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Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Cream Review

Okay, I’m the first to admit that when I think of Gold Bond products, I think of  body powder for sweaty dudes. As usual I had a $1.50 coupon for this product, so I thought what the heck. Gold Bond Neck & Chest Cream at Walmart for $9.97 USD.  You get 2 ounces of product and I’ve been using it once a day for over three months.  You are suppose to use it twice a day, but there isn’t an SPF, so I’m just using it at night.

Here’s the description of the product:

Gold Bond Ultimate Neck & Chest Firming Cream. There are 7 intensive moisturizes. It is body treatment cream. Visibly improves firmness & texture. The product is clinically tested, proven effective, fragrance free and dermatologist tested. Advanced hydration blend draws in moisture to improve texture.

  • Neck & Chest Cream, Firming
  • New. 7 intensive moisturizers. Body treatment cream. Visibly improves firmness & texture. Clinically tested. Proven effective. Fragrance free. Dermatologist tested. Physically different than other skin on your body, the delicate neck and chest area is one of the first to show signs of aging. As one of the most exposed areas of the body, the neck and chest are highly susceptible to damage caused by the environment and UV rays, making it age faster. Also, over time our skin naturally loses its youthful firmness and texture as lipids, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, a natural hydration component within skin, start to decline-aging its appearance. Firming Neck & Chest Cream is uniquely formulated with a blend of key ingredients to deliver intense, long-lasting hydration and improve the appearance of skin’s firmness, texture, and elasticity for more supple, youthful-looking skin. Get Visible Results: Immediately: 82% saw softer smoother skin; Day 1: 85% saw improvement in skin texture; 2 Weeks: 97% had visibly firmer, more taut skin; 6 Weeks: 88% had improvement in skin elasticity. Ultimate lotion. Ultimate skin. High-performance firming complex. Advance Hydration Blend: draws in moisture to improve texture. Salicylic Acid (BHA): exfoliates to help reveal a younger-looking complexion. Stress Response Proteins: boost skin’s moisture retention to improve smoothness. Clinically tested. Proven effective. Increases elasticity. Improves texture. Visibly firms. Boosts hydration. Exclusive formula. The makers of Gold Bond do not manufacture private label brands.

Since it’s winter here in Southeast Wisconsin, I’m covered up most of the time. I happened to notice when I wore a scoop neck top recently that my neck and upper chest looked pretty darn good. The reason I noticed was because I could tell where I stopped putting the cream on my chest. OMG!  What a difference! The chest area I missed doesn’t look so hot and the rest, wow! This stuff is amazing! My neck is less crepey as well.

I’ve tried so many neck creams over the years, and spent a ton of money in the process. This cream is $5 an ounce.  I hope like heck Gold Bond never stops making this great product.

Gold Bond neck & Chest cream 3-4-18 photo

Given I’m almost 60, I would say this makes quite a difference. My skin is much smoother and spot free.

Gold Bond neck & Chest cream 3-4-18

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Reflections on 2017, and my best of beauty products!

Happy New Year!  Welcome from the frozen tundra that is the upper Midwest!

My reflections will be brief as 2017 was not the best year for me.  I lost a job I had hoped to retire from, and had two knee surgeries on the same leg.  I want nothing more than to put 2017 behind me. 2017 wasn’t all bad, we went on a fun vacation to New Orleans, and our child graduated from high school.  My husband and child are happy and healthy, and that’s the best I can hope for.

I haven’t done as many product reviews this year because I have cut back on my spending.  The products that were my favorites in 2017 were mostly make up, with some great hygiene products thrown in.

Let’s get started.  Clairol Root Touch up $8 USD.  This is such a great product.  I use to spend so much money having my hair professionally colored. I would get partial highlights and walk out of the salon over $150 poorer (with a generous tip).  My hair looked okay having it professionally done, but it wasn’t like anyone ever noticed or complimented me on my hair color.  I wear my hair up 80% of the time, and I’m only coloring it every six weeks, just the touch up, I might do my whole head once a year.

Clairol Root Touch up 12-31-17

My perfect shade!

Dove Dry Spray invisible 48 hr antiperspirant.  $6 USD.  I used a solid stick for years.  This product is pricey but leaves no white marks on your clothing.  The fact that’s its 48 hour is weird, but whatever.

Dove Dry Spray 12-31-17

No white residue!

Having had two surgeries this year, this Drybar Detox Dry shampoo came in very handy.  It’s pricey at $23 USD, but so worth it.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo 12-31-17

Great scent!

Pantene Air Spray with no alcohol $5 USD.  This is a great product, my hair is dry and being alcohol free makes this my go to hair spray.  I don’t think I’ve ever paid full price as I’m a big coupon shopper.

Pantene Air Spray alcohol free hair spray 12-31-17

Who doesn’t want whiter teeth?  I found this Dazzling White whitening pen at Dollar Tree for $1 USD.  I have a lot of crowns, so this works really well for me. I’ve seen these at WalMart for $5 USD.  You can find some great beauty buys at the dollar store.

Dazzling White tooth pen 12-31-17

L’Oreal Age Perfect Eye Balm $20 USD.  2017 has taken a toll on my poor face.  This helps great with under eye circles and wrinkles.

L'Oreal Age Perfect Eye Balm 12-31-17

Touch’N Brow eyebrow shapers $1.79 USD at a beauty supply store in the inner city.  Menopause  and 2017 have not been kind to my face, between hair sprouting out of my nose and covering my face, I would be a mess without these puppies. Shaving your face is also a great exfoliant.  I paid $5 USD at Sally Beauty for the same product.

Touch'N Brow Shavers 12-31-17

Last but not least L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara $10 USD.  This has been a game changer for me.  I wear glasses, and this mascara really makes your lashes stand out.  I use blackest-brown.  It’s easy to remove, and I haven’t paid full price for it yet. I have 6 tubes stashed for the next year or so.

L'Oreal Lash Paradise mascara 12-31-17

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope everyone has a great 2018!