Smart Gifts For Dad

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When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, I’m always on the hunt for practical, cool items that I know my husband will enjoy. Fortunately, I had much better luck this year than in previous years. I’m excited to share with you two awesome gifts that any Dad or Grandpa is sure to enjoy!… [read more]

Cell Phone Accessories With A Magnetic Personality

Cell Phone Accessories With A Magnetic Personality-VENA vCommute Phone Case and Magnetic Car Vent Clip

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We’ve all been there, on the road traveling around town or down the highway and needing to take a peek at our phones. While I generally try not to mess with my cell phone when driving, there are times that I have a destination programmed into the GPS and need to glance at it to make sure I’m not getting off track.

I’ve bought a few different car mounts to use but they just never seem to be just what I need. I don’t want one that permanently affixes to my dash, I want one I can easily take from vehicle to vehicle or get rid of when a newer, better one comes along. But, the ones I’ve tried either don’t seem to grip the phone securely or fall rather than staying in place. [read more]

Whitestrips That Really Work

Whitestrips That Really Work-Crest 3D White Whitestrips + Therapy

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If you are a regular visitor to the Beauty Brite Blog then you may have seen one of the several articles that I’ve posted about teeth whitening. I seem to have become the resident reviewer of these type of products in our little corner of the blogosphere. So you may already know that I’ve mentioned in these articles that I’ve tried quite a few methods in this area such as gel systems (both with and without accompanying teeth trays) and one that incorporated ultra bright light, as well as different brands of whitening toothpastes.

I’ve stated in these previous articles that quite a few years ago I tried Crest Whitestrips and wasn’t impressed as they didn’t stay put on my teeth and shifted all around my mouth. This turned me off of these kind of products since it didn’t inspire confidence that I was really reaping the benefits of the product.

However, I’m never one to refuse to try something again even if the first experience wasn’t a good one. I know most companies tend to do market research and try to listen to consumers issues with their products as they work to improve them. So, here I am with yet another teeth whitening article (this one featuring Crest 3D White Whitening + Therapy) and I hope you find it helpful to you! [read more]

Not So Light Summer Reading List

Not So Light Summer Reading List-Books-Chasing the Merry-Go-Round by Kelly Bargabos---Sanity Lost and Found by Tarra Judson Stariell-Elevate by Joseph Dietsch

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Books, books, and more books. Sounds pretty awesome to me. If I ever run out of books to read, I think I might die! LOL  Seriously, you know that fun riddle about what one or two or three things you’d take if you had to be stranded on a desert island? For me, I would have to have at least one book. Period, end of discussion. Books are essential for me.

I read all kinds, too. Fiction, non-fiction, horror/fantasy, memoir, biography, self-help, romance, history, political — you name a genre I’ve probably read something that falls within it. I’ve been reading a lot of fiction lately, some of which I’ve discussed on Beauty Brite in my articles. I’m itching to read the new Stephen King book, The Outsider, but haven’t started it yet.

I’ve recently read a few books that are non-fiction and that fall into the self-help genre. So, today I’m sharing this short list with readers, along with my thoughts on each.

Chasing The Merry Go Round by Kelly Bargabos — A fascinating look into the life of someone realizing the special needs a family member has and learning to provide them with the care they need.

Sanity Lost & Found by Tarra Judson Stariell — A true story of cult brainwashing and recovery, how to recognize one’s vulnerability to it as well as how to how to recover and heal from the experience. Forgiveness is a big theme in this book, both of ourselves and of others. I kept thinking of one person in particular while reading this book. She could definitely benefit from reading it as she has spent most of her life feeling victimized by the men in her life.

Elevate The Essential Guide To Life by Joseph Deitsch — Full of common-sense wisdom, this is one of the few self-help books I’ve read that I believe has the potential to really help. It not only explains why we do (or don’t) do things, but contains actionable steps to take to make your life your own and the best it can be. [read more]

All Natural Toothpaste For A Healthier Mouth

All Natural Toothpaste For A Healthier Mouth-Dr. Sheffield's All-Natural Toothpaste

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All-natural everything seems to be everywhere with the recent increase in attention by consumers looking to find healthier alternatives to food and personal care products that can sometimes be chock full of synthetic and chemical ingredients. There are many oral care products that have caught my attention recently so I’ve been trying some of them to see what the fuss is all about.

A brand my family is currently using is the Dr. Sheffield’s All Natural Toothpaste product line. There’s a variety for just about anyone whether they have sensitive teeth, want to use an activated charcoal toothpaste, or still prefer a fresh minty variety just without the harsher chemical ingredients that can be found in many other toothpaste brands.

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Get Your Summer Started With These Must Have Summer Accessories

Get Your Summer Started With These Must Have Summer Accessories

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It’s finally here, Summer is knocking at your door and ready to get started. I’ve found so great accessories that I think you’re going to love. From your head to your toes we here at Beauty Brite have you covered.

Let’s get this summer started!

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Purify The Air Within Your Home

Purify The Air Within Your Home - Febreze Air Purifier Tower

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Freshness is a luxury for me as the only female in my household. Other than me, our family consists of my husband, our little boy, and two cats.

With asthma and allergies, my need for breathable and clean air is essential. It’s the difference between a really good day for me, or a struggling to breath and feeling exhausted kinda day…. [read more]

Easy And Healthy Pantry Swaps

Easy And Healthy Pantry Swaps - Angelic Bakehouse Whole Grain Breads and Wraps - Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey

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Life is hard. Figuring out what to eat can feel like a steep mountain to climb sometimes when you’re faced with this decision on top of the hundreds of other things you have to plan every day. You already have to plan and make a list when going to the grocery, so this is one of the easier times to think ahead. I usually sit down (or dig through the refrigerator and pantry) when the kids are at school and my husband is at work so that I don’t get interrupted. It allows me time to think without distractions (assuming there isn’t an animal puking, chasing a fly, or one of the kids isn’t texting me from school to bring something that they forgot).

Luckily, when it comes to most foods the family isn’t too picky about the brand and is willing to try new things that I bring home. I enjoy finding new brands to try, it keeps things a bit interesting. A couple of new brands I’ve tried recently in my quest to make gradual healthier food swaps in my home are Angelic Bakehouse and Wedderspoon®. [read more]

Show Your Mom Some Love

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Teleflora® offers the most beautiful floral arrangements I’ve ever seen. Every time I visit their website there are unique new arrangements available with some of the most stunning designs and vase options I think that I’ve ever seen.

The bouquets I’ve received from them have looked just like what they show on their website and are big, beautiful arrangements. I think it’s an incredible value due to the quality vases and plants used. My cats sometimes like to get up on the table to sniff them (and they’re not exactly gentle about it) but the durability of the arrangement means I don’t have to worry about them ruining it.

Teleflora Mother's Day 2018 Bouquet Collection-closeup of blooms-on Jamie's side table-1

I’ve gotten several Teleflora® bouquets to decorate my home over the last six months and have never been disappointed. My favorite part is that, even though the bouquets last for a long time, I found a way to get even more enjoyment out of them once some of the blooms start to dry out and fade…. [read more]

Whiten Teeth The Natural Non-Toxic Way

Whiten Teeth The Natural Non-Toxic Way - My Magic Mud Whitening Toothpaste and Whitening Tooth Powder

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I try to do my best to keep my teeth looking nice. It’s one of the first things I notice about other people, so of course I want others’ first impression of my smile to be a positive one, too. I’ve tried many whitening products, everything from toothpastes and rinses to strips, gels, and lighted systems. Some methods I prefer over others (mostly due to convenience and quickness of use, since I don’t often have time to sit still for lengthier treatments).

I’ve tried most of the whitening toothpastes you can easily find in mass merchandise stores like Walmart, Target and CVS at one time or another. However, when I decide to do a whitening treatment, I usually want something that gives noticable results quickly. And, generally toothpastes whiten gradually over several days or weeks. Which, is fine if you have the time and can remember to use them consistently (and remember to purchase more when you use up your current stash).

I just heard about a totally different kind of teeth whitening product and tried it out. I’ve never seen anything like it before anywhere. My Magic Mud® offers a couple of teeth whitening options that I found interesting — whitening toothpaste and whitening tooth powder. Yes, powder. [read more]