Colgate Optic White

Colgate Optic White Regimen
Colgate Optic White Regimen

I was sent the Colgate Optic White Regimen to review from Influenster.  (Check out, they send out great products to try.  Comment on this post if you would like an invitation to join).

The claim of these products: The collection of Colgate® Optic White® products whitens more than 3 shades* and results start in one week. With Colgate® Optic White®, the only accessory you need to look fabulous is your smile. *based on twice daily use for 4 weeks.

The products are:

Colgate® Optic White® toothpaste – Whitens more than 3 shades*, results start in one week. Try our three different flavors and see which one is best for you!

  • Sparkling Mint
  • Cool Mild Mint
  • Enamel White
New Optic White™ Mouthwash — the perfect complement to Colgate® Optic White® Toothpaste. Designed with a dynamic foaming action to reach hard-to-brush places, it helps whiten teeth by removing surface stains. This alcohol-free solution is available in a Sparkling Fresh Mint flavor to freshen breath while whitening teeth, and contains polyphosphates to prevent future stains.
The Optic White® Toothbrush — For optimal whitening results, use a Colgate® 360°® Optic White® Toothbrush. It helps whiten your teeth in two important ways:

Whitening cups. These soft rubber cups are designed to hold toothpaste to more effectively remove surface stains for a whiter smile.

Polishing bristles. Help whiten teeth by polishing away surface stains and clean hard-to-reach areas for a full white smile.

I have to say that my favorite item in the bunch is the toothbrush.  It really gets teeth clean.  I also liked the toothpaste as it cleans, whitens and freshens breath.  The mouthwash was too strong for me and hurt my sensitive teeth so I only used it once.
After using the toothpaste until it ran out, I can tell you that my teeth do look whiter.  I will definitely purchase the toothpaste and toothbrush again!
To learn more, visit the Colgate Optic White website at or the Influenster Review page at


Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips

A little over a month ago, I received Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips complimentary through Influenster (

From the #1 most awarded whitening brand by beauty editors, Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips remove over 10 years of set-in stains and “whiten 25X better than the leading toothpaste*”.  Their motto is: If You’re Not Whitening, You’re Yellowing.

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects is thin, flexible strips that are coated with a tooth whitening gel containing peroxide. Designed to conform to the shape of your teeth, they work by keeping the whitening gel on your teeth for 30 minutes once a day to get at stain build-up on and below the tooth’s surface. After 20 days, you’ll get long-lasting, professional-level whitening.

I have been loving these Whitestrips!  I am almost done with my 20 days.  My teeth are so much whiter!  The only thing I don’t love is that they make my extremely sensitive teeth ache.

I would purchase these about once a year to keep my teeth white. Visit to learn more!

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Instantly Whiten Teeth With Luster NOW

Luster NOW

Luster has just announced the debut of a revolutionary new way to instantly whiten your teeth at home.  Luster Premium White, which offers a collection of at-home whitening products, has come up with a solution unlike anything available – Luster NOW Instant Whitening Toothpaste  ($9.99 USD)  for a fast fix to the white smile you have been dreaming about.

Power up your smile with an instantly white, dazzlingly solution that lasts for hours – perfect before a night on the town, a first date or a party! Dentist developed and perfect for everyday use, Luster NOW is infused with Bluverite™ technology that instantly makes teeth appear whiter with just one brushing. This revolutionary ingredient delivers a special optical effect to make teeth appear instantly white for hours. In addition to the instant whitening effect, the toothpaste uses Luster’s whitening power to gradually whiten smile over time. After brushing with Luster NOW the Bluverite technology may make teeth and gums appear slightly blue, but this will disappear after a few minutes to reveal a white smile!

Directions: Brush teeth thoroughly with Luster NOW following meals or twice daily. If excessive blue appears on teeth or gums simply swish with water to reveal your dazzling smile.

What I think: I have never tried anything like this before. It is like makeup for your teeth, with added benefits of long-term whitening. You brush it on and your teeth are instantly whiter — I would say a few shades. I also love how the whitening powder is brightening my teeth over time as well. Very cool. This is very affordable and you get three 1.5 oz toothpastes that you can take anywhere. 

Luster NOW is available at Walgreens nationwide. Enjoy!

New GO SMiLE Products Plus a Fantastic Giveaway!

White teeth is a fairly easy way to polish a look. But unless you want to have your teeth professionally whitened (which is very expensive), it can be messy and painful to whiten at home.

That’s why I was excited to try the following GO SMiLE products. They are very easy to use and didn’t irritate my extremely sensitive teeth. Plus, big news, I am giving away a package of these three products to one of my amazing readers! Here are the descriptions of the products:  

1.      NEW Speed Whitening System ($99.00 USD): Speed Whitening System is the latest GO SMiLE home teeth whitening innovation – a two-step “prime-and-whiten” application that cuts whitening time in half!  The secret is our exclusive patent-pending Pre-Whitening Gel – a clear, flavorless first coat that accelerates the release of stain-fighting oxygen ions in our patented whitening ampoules, while virtually eliminating tooth sensitivity. This dual-action system is clinically proven to whiten up to 8 shades in 4 days! 
2.      NEW Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste ($16.00 USD): GO SMiLE Green Apple Luxury Toothpaste is a delicious way to keep your teeth white and healthy. A luscious twist on your everyday ritual, Green Apple Toothpaste will invigorate your day with refreshing flavor. With whitening and cavity protection, plus a delicious aromatherapy blend, it’s specially formulated to keep teeth bright and give your smile a refreshing sensory experience!
3.      Touch Up® Ampoules in Green Apple ($35.00 USD for 30): Once you’ve whitened your teeth, use smile perfecting Touch Up ampoules to help polish teeth and keep them white. Just Flip, Pop, Touch Up™ after eating and drinking to help keep stains from setting on teeth. These portable, single-dose ampoules work like a mid-day brush, specifically targeting the bacteria that cause bad breath and refreshing the entire mouth, no sink required.

I have been using all of these products and really love them. The Speed Whitening System was easy to use, tastes good (not bleachy) and didn’t irritate my teeth and gums. It really whitened, too. The Green Apple toothpaste is pretty yummy and keeps teeth white. The Touch Up ampoules are fun to use and great for after lunch, at work or at any time! You can purchase these at

To win ALL THREE of these products worth a combined value of $150.00 leave a comment on my blog telling me that you would love to try GO SMiLE. For an extra entry, like GO SMiLE on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, then email me at to let me know. I will be drawing a winner on Friday, March 4, 2011. Good Luck!