Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wishing for a Whiter Smile

I was super excited when I opened my Sugar n' Spice VoxBox I received from Influenster. Especially when I opened it up and found the Cologate Optic White Regimen: toothpaste, mouthwash and toothbrush. I couldn't wait to write my first review on my first use. This is what I wrote at that time: "The toothpaste was extremely minty with a slight burning sensation in my mouth. Talking about burning...that would be the mouthwash. I had to spit it out quickly because it shocked me so bad. I'm sure I will get accustomed to it and will love it. The mouthwash claims to be alcohol free and to use the same whitening ingredients as strips. All in all it was a great product for my first try and it left my mouth/teeth feeling clean." After using these products now for a month I now have to say that I never got accustomed to the mouthwash. I stopped using it after 3 tries because the burning was way more than I could handle. I continued using the toothpaste for the rest of the month. At this time, I started receiving red splotches on my throat followed by bump looking things on the tongue. Not really thinking anything about it because I thought I was just fighting a cold or something. Then I started loosing my voice and being a singer that is just a no no. So I started to examine what could be going on. Then it hit me - STOP using the toothpaste!!! So I did and sure enough my throat and tongue started recovering. I knew going into this testing that I was sensitive to things in my mouth....going to the dentist has never been easy for me. This has showed me just how sensitive I am. I was truly looking forward to have whiter teeth and fresher breath but I just can't handle how strong these products are. I do have to say tho - I LOVE THE TOOTHBRUSH and hubby is enjoying the toothpaste. I just wish I would have taken before photos of his teeth for my review but he wouldn't let me. I don't feel it would be right for me to give my normal Shmoo ratings because of my obvious sensitivity. 
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Cleaner Way to Cleanse

I would like to introduce Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes - an American tradition since 1866. Upon receiving this complimentary product from Influenster I recognized the name right off the bat even tho I have never had the privileged of using this product. So first I had to read up and I learned that this products gently removes oils and impurities leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and balanced. I have to say they are right on with that statement. It has been roughly about two hour since using the towelettes and my skin still feels as smooth as when I first used it. It refreshed my skin and reading that it fights blemishes is just an added bonus. I am excited that they have 20 individually wrapped wet towelettes for "on the go" people like myself. They are so easy to use and they will find themselves at home in my purse for those multiple church services when I just want to freshen up. The only negative I have is the smell - I find it to be strange. Luckily the smell does fade rather quickly! Awesome product even with the smell, I give this product 5 out of 5 Shmoos!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.