Straight Talk on Straight Teeth: The Beauty of a Perfect Smile with Invisalign

10 Sep

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I wasn’t one of the lucky ones born with naturally straight teeth. For an entire year and a half of my life, I tried to justify to myself that my braces fell into that “Things You Hate to Do but are Good For You” bucket. So for about 183 days of my life, I woke up every morning feeling uncomfortable. I felt my braces were too big for my mouth, I was becoming anti-social and I just wasn’t feeling like myself. Nevertheless, I pushed myself into thinking one day, this would all be worth it. And it sure was.

A couple of weeks ago I attended an Invisalign House Party hosted by Dr. Wirig and Rock Star Mom Blogger Stefanie Van Aken. The theme was “Straight Talk on Straight Teeth.” I learned so much more about Invisalign.  It’s an amazing alternative to braces and they even have Invisalign Teen which is available to teens and preteens. Invisalign Teen is just as effective as traditional wire and bracket braces and can correct the most common teeth straightening issues — from severe cases to more minor, cosmetic adjustments. Here’s a great infographic, Straight Talk: Smart Path to Straight Teeth – it outlines an easy path for Invisalign-inquiring parents. I know that if Invisalign was available back when I had braces, I would’ve spared myself the agony. Don’t get me wrong, some people love their braces and embrace them, I wasn’t one of those people. I would’ve preferred having a set of clear custom made aligners that would’ve allowed me to continue brushing and flossing my teeth as I normally would have.

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Ever since I had braces I’ve become obsessed with a perfect smile. Now, in my thirties, my teeth have shifted slightly and I’ve been thinking of getting Invisalign to get them back perfectly straight.  This was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the latest on Invisalign while having a discussion among other blogger friends. There’s a myth that Invisalign can only treat minor or cosmetic issues, when in fact Invisalign effectively treats a wide variety of orthodontic issues including severe bite issues. From underbite to crossbite, deepbite to overbite and overly crowded to widely spaced, advancements to Invisalign’s patented technology continues to increase the complexity of issues that can be treated. In addition, after learning that Invisalign recently upgraded to a more comfortable and more effective plastic material, I am more than ready to take the next step. To learn more about Invisalign, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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For a chance to win FREE Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment enter the Straight Talk Rafflecopter Sweepstakes below! Sweepstakes runs through September 30th, 2014.
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Have you or someone you’ve known used Invisalign? And if so, what was your experience?

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

PRODUCT REVIEW: beautyADDICTS Introduces the Perfect Nudes

3 Sep

I love experimenting with bright lip colors during the summer but my all-time faves are the NUDES. So when beautyADDICTS sent me some samples to review, I was excited to try them out. Then I realized this cosmetics company is based near my hometown in Fair Lawn, NJ!

There are various different shades of nudes and finding the right one can be a challenge. I like to have a range as I tend to get darker in the late summer months. BeautifulLIPS and Lip ADDICTION are creamy lipsticks and high-shine lip glosses infused with vitamin E, Shea butter and jojoba oil. It also plumps with natural peptides and stimulates collagen for smoother fuller lips.

Here’s a tip: When I wear nude lip color, I like to use a nude color lip liner to define the overall look but please make sure it’s not darker that the nude gloss or lipstick shade itself.

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So if you’re a fan or would like more information on beautyADDICTS, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

Product Review: Celebrity Hairstylist, José Eber Introduces The Shampoo

9 Jul

Last night I washed my hair with José Eber’s Beauté Cheveux – The Shampoo. This is my first experience with the celebrity stylist”s professional hair care line of products and I love it! I purposefully didn’t use any conditioner so that I could see the pure results of this innovative daily foaming shampoo. I was captivated by the neo-molecular delivery system, the foam transforms into a creamy, luxurious lather. Vegas summers wreak havoc on my hair, so I try to use products that are light but moisturizing. This product is just that. It doesn’t contain any sulfates or parabens. The proof is in the pictures. I don’t have any styling products in my hair below and I was impressed by the volume and shine it gave my hair. Most likely due to special mineral blend formulation. Oh and it smells lovely too! IMG_0213[1] This sample was provided to me. The Shampoo retails for $17.50 and is available on hsn.com

From London to Las Vegas, New Ciaté Nail Polish Makes its Way Across the Pond

20 Jun

Ciaté® is a niche British nail fashion brand that has made it’s way across the pond! With a slew of celebrity fans, the latest to show Ciaté  some love is Ellie Goulding who graced us with her presence here in Vegas a few months ago. This sample (pictured below) is appropriately named, Antique Brooch. I absolutely love it! Here is what sets this nail polish brand apart from the rest:

  • The long handle provides you the best strokes every time.
  • The 250 bristle flat brush guarantees a flawless even finish.
  • The bottle ergonomically designed to sit comfortably in your hand for maximum control.
  • The formula is amazingly pigmented, long lasting and available in a range of finishes whilst formulated to be easy to apply. I only applied two coats!
  • And the satin bow Finishing touch which crowns each polish. Lovely packaging.

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Courtesy of Conor McDonnell @CONORMCDPHOTO

Courtesy of Conor McDonnell @CONORMCDPHOTO

For you first-timers, use code NEWUSA and get 25% off your first purchase! Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Alex and Ani Opens Second Store in Las Vegas!

20 Jun

Alex and Ani, the lifestyle brand behind the eco-conscious, positive energy products is opening their second store in Las Vegas!

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Courtesy of Alex and Ani

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Alex and Ani is one of five national brands to be approved for a location at McCarran by the Clark County Board of Commissioners. Shoppers will find the store conveniently located at the D Concourse of Terminal 1, which serves domestic and international flights to and from Las Vegas. The Alex and Ani McCarran store will be open in the third quarter of 2014.

Last month, the company opened the store at the Miracle Mile Shopping Center located on Las Vegas Blvd., South. Situated in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, Alex and Ani will reap the benefits of more than 39-million people visiting Las Vegas annually. Meanwhile, I need to add to my collection!

Selfie Sweepstakes with Beauty Guru, Mally Roncal

19 Jun

I’ve been away for a bit but I am back! And so happy to be back with this Mally Beauty reminder! I love her.

Just a friendly reminder that the nationwide ‘Selfie’ sweepstakes featuring Mally Beauty at all ULTA Beauty locations is still running through June 28th! A life-sized picture of Mally Roncal is on display at the Mally Beauty product station in each store. Shop the Mally Beauty collection and take a selfie with your favorite beauty guru to be entered into the Mally Nation Sweepstakes. Each week, 50 winners will be chosen at random to receive a Customer Choice Trio (valued at $55), and one grand prize winner will be chosen at random to score the ultimate gift—a Mally Beauty ULTA Mega Kit.

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It only takes two easy steps to enter, instructions listed below:

  1. Visit your nearest ULTA Beauty location and stop by the Mally Beauty product station. Take the perfect selfie with the life-sized Mally cut-out on your mobile device.
  2. Upload your selfie to the Mally Nation Sweepstakes Facebook app and provide the following details: your first and last name, email address, and your participating ULTA Beauty store—a drop-down menu will allow you to choose a city, state and ULTA location.

Upon entering, don’t forget to check your selfie on the Mally Nation Gallery. Good luck!

3 Reasons Why I Love the Katy Perry False Lash Collection by Eylure

24 Mar

Free false eyelash application? Um…yeah! I am constantly trying to perfect my eyelash expertise so when I was invited to check out the new Eylure collection by Katy Perry, I made sure to book some time on my weekend calendar to stop by my local Kohl’s store.

The story behind this collection is that Katy’s makeup artist used these on her during her tour and she would stack two or three pairs of lashes to achieve the on-stage look Katy loved.  Katy Perry became a huge fan of the false eyelashes that she approached the brand to collaborate, thus the Katy Perry Collection was born.

Top three reasons I like these false eyelashes:

  1. They are 100% human hair therefore they are ultra light, I don’t feel them nor do they weigh my lids down
  2. They are reusable unlike many that are one-time use only
  3. Great range of styles, from natural to costume

My favorite ones so far are Feline Fierce (pictured below) which are the one of the samples that were provided to me by the brand’s PR rep . Oh and here’s an insider tidbit, they will be launching ones with invisible bands soon! Follow Eylure USA on Facebook and Twitter.

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Style with a Cause Partners Up with “Project Runway” Fashion Designers

14 Feb

Happy love day! On this day, when we celebrate the love we hold for our loved ones, I dedicate this blog post to an event that I hold near and  dear to my heart, style with a cause. The second annual event is right around the corner! It’s taking place on Friday, February 28 at The Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. This year, they are partnering up with notable “Project Runway” fashion designers, Joshua Christensen and Carlos Casanova who will showcase some of their gorgeous designs on the runway. Portions of the proceeds of ticket sales will benefit the Nevada chapter of The Pregnancy Foundation.

Today, they will be filming this year’s beauty transformation recipient at Saks Fifth Avenue! Can’t wait to meet her!

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For more information on style with a cause, follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

“Shark Tank” on the Hunt for Fashion Entrepreneurs in Las Vegas!

5 Feb

One of my favorite shows, ABC’s “Shark Tank” will have a booth at MAGIC (Feb. 18 – Feb. 20) at the Las Vegas Convention Center and they are looking for fashion designers and entrepreneurs who are looking for an investment to help their businesses. What a great opportunity to get in front of the sharks! For more information, visit MAGIC ONLINE. 

Source: ABC.GO.COM

Source: ABC.GO.COM

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Source: ABC.GO.COM

There’s Still Time! Today is FREE Shipping Day!

19 Dec

I am in rush mode already with only a week left until Christmas. But for all of you who wait to the last-minute like I do, there’s still time to order online with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve!  With over 950 stores participating, the sixth-annual event is expected to be the best yet thanks to stricter participation requirements. This year, stores must waive all minimum order requirements to participate in addition to guaranteeing delivery by Christmas Eve. The following is a list of the top 10 health and beauty offers currently available at FreeShippingDay.com.

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Source: Freeshippingday.com

1. The Body Shop - Free shipping plus 50% off all orders.
2. Elizabeth Arden - Free shipping on all orders.
3. Too Faced - Free shipping on all orders.
4. Bobbi Brown - Free shipping plus 20% off all orders with promo code.
5. GNC - Free shipping plus 30% off everything.
6. MAC Cosmetics - Free 2-day shipping with any order.
7. Estée Lauder - Free shipping and returns on all orders.
8. PurMinerals - Free two-day shipping on all orders with coupon code.
9. Clarins - Free 2-day shipping on all orders with promo code.
10. Perfumania - Free shipping on all orders.

Gotta get to shopping, will be back soon! Happy Holidays!