One new study just found that popcorn has more antioxidants than fruits and veggies and another found that chocolate helps you stay thin! Okay, so yes, I'm not an idiot and I realize that these studies may be flawed (seriously) but in my mind two new studies have given me a free pass to chow down on chocolate and movie theater popcorn, despite its being made with unhealthy oils! Looks like my movie nights were healthier than going to the gym afterall! Hunger Games + Large Popcorn for the second time, here I come. Try and stop me!
I came across this little gem today and I cannot wait to memorize each one to make my life even better than the iPhone has already made it!
Did you know that pressing the volume button on your phone when in photo mode will actually take a picture–like the button on your typical camera? Sensational, right? All those blurry pictures will be forgotten. Does anyone else mess up alot of pics bc when they tap the screen the phone shakes and gets out of focus? I would guess that I'm not alone…
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Brush Up on Your Brushing
Like most people, you probably perform your oral hygiene routine each day without giving it much thought. Dentists recommend that we spend at least 2 minutes brushing our teeth both morning and night, but recent surveys suggest that on average, we only spend about 40 seconds. If you don't brush correctly, bacteria can build up in your mouth, leading to serious oral health problems such as gingivitis and tooth decay.
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Your toothbrush and toothpaste are your first lines of defence against plaque. Not all brushes and pastes are created equal, though. Electric toothbrushes may clean your mouth more quickly and thoroughly than a manual toothbrush, and can be ideally suited to people who have limited manual dexterity, such as the elderly or disabled. With K&Co’s range of Phillips Sonicare, you’ll find the latest in oral hygiene technology, with features designed to make using an electric toothbrush simple and affordable.
Don't let the toothpaste aisle of your supermarket or chemist overwhelm you either. Just make you select a toothpaste that contains fluoride, which has been proven to help prevent tooth decay.
Steps for proper brushing
Brushing works best when it's done correctly. Follow these simple steps when using either an electric or manual toothbrush for healthy clean teeth and gums:
- Brush at least twice each day, preferably after every large meal.
- Place the bristles of the toothbrush where the gum meets the tooth at a 45-degree angle. This way, the bristles clean under the gum line. Make sure the bristles are touching both the gums and tooth surfaces.
- Move the toothbrush back and forth using a rolling motion. Brush the outer surfaces of 2 to 3 teeth at a time. Then move to the next group of 2 to 3 teeth and repeat. Remember to be gentle. Brushing too hard can injure the gums and make them more susceptible to gum disease.
- Use the same technique to brush all of your inner tooth surfaces.
- Tilt the toothbrush vertically to clean the inner part of your front teeth. Use an up-and-down motion with the tip of the toothbrush to thoroughly clean these teeth.
- Bacteria also grow on your tongue, so brush your tongue from front to back for total mouth hygiene.
- The total tooth brushing process should take at least 2 minutes.
- Remember to rinse thoroughly – don’t swallow any toothpaste!
*This is a sponsored post and Smartypanties received compensation for writing it but all opinions herein are my own*
Drink up, ladies!!! Happy Worldwide Whiskey Day! Cheers!
Hit up the Judith Leiber & Diamond in the Rough Sample Sale
WHY: Judith Leiber evening & exotic Handbags, Accessories and Eyewear up to 70% off retail prices.
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Credit cards only (American Express, Visa or MasterCard). All sales final. Strollers not allowed. No children under 12 will be admitted.
Starts: 4/15 – 4/17, Sun-Tue (9-6:30)
Where: Soiffer Haskin
317 West 33rd Street
(Just west of 8th Avenue)
(718) 747-1656, M-F (9-6)
Ladies, Q-tips are nothing new, eh? Our grandmas were using these suckers way back when to fix little smudges in our makeup. But those fabulous little geniuses over at Q-tips have one-upped our grandmas! In case you haven’t heard the buzz, I’d like to introduce you to NEW Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs! Designed with pointed tips at both ends, this latest innovation is the ideal tool for beauty touchups – from precise eye make-up application to perfecting manicures. Made from 100% pure cotton, Q-tips® Precision Tips™ are also soft and gentle, so they can be used as affordable and clean alternatives to a makeup brush or sponge.
Additionally, there are many beauty uses for Q-tips® Precision Tips™ you might not be aware of – from using them to create longer lasting mascara to help maximize the life of your lipstick – the uses are endless.
Q-tips sent me over a pack to test them out and I thought, really? I'm sure they're pretty much the same, but once you start using these you really can't stop. I'm addicted. Every AM after I apply my mascara I use these puppies to go under and remove any missteps.
Visit the Q-tips® Cotton Swabs Facebook page (Facebook.com/Qtips) where you can stay up to date with the latest news and tips. You can also get in on the fun by followingQ-tips® Cotton Swabs on Twitter at @Qtips!
What are your favorite beauty tricks to make you look fabulous?
Smartypanties received free product and a $25 gift card in consideration for this review.