Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant Cuts Down On Shaving

We haven't tried this one yet, but summer is just around the corner, and we hate shaving, especially our underarms. Of course, we do remove the excess hair, but it's still a pain-in-the-neck. Shaving is still the cheapest and quickest way to get rid of hair. Laser hair removal works after maybe 5 sessions and a $1,000 bill. No thanks.

So, are there more economical options?

Think Dove deodorant.

We use Dove Invisible Solid with the blue cap, and it works very decently to control perspiration. But now there's a new Dove in town, this one in the pretty pink color. It's called--Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant ($4, at drugstores).

So what does Dove deodorant have to do with underarm shaving?

We're finding this one a little hard to fathom, but, we will give it a try, and maybe some of you have already tested this Dove in the new pink container. We are curious to see what the product does.

According to Dove, the new Ultimate Visibly Smooth Deodorant, is formulated with a blend of natural extracts which supposedly target the stubble of your underarm hair. And these ingredients go to work to soften stubble for a smoother shave. Over time, your hair under there, will be finer and easier to shave away,

In addition, the deodorant leaves behind a thin, invisible film to make new hair growth less noticeable. And you still get the odor and wetness protection from the product. So no worry there.

If you visit Dove at, you can download a $2 off coupon on your next purchase of Ultimate Visibly Smooth.

And it comes in 2 appealing scents: Wild Rose. Nature Fresh.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Colgate Wisp And Supersmile Quikee On The Go Touch-Ups

We've all been there. You've just enjoyed a dish of heavy-duty garlic cream sauce with pasta, and there's no way out. You head to the restaurant ladies' room and dig deep into your purse. Nothing! No toothbrush. No breath mint. No whitening paste. Not even a lint-covered TicTac(sometimes you're desperate, you know?)

We have 2 new on-the-go dental touch-ups. And the cost is very economical. You need these 2 dental products to stash in your bag. Always be prepared, as the old scout motto goes.

The first new on-the-go dental touch-up is a tiny, adorable dental accessory. Almost as big as your lipstick tube.

It's Colgate Wisp ($2.39 for a 4-pack, at drugstores). This is a mini traveling, disposable toothbrush that is actually embedded with a freshening gel bead. No water and no rinsing needed. Just brush, throw away, and go!

Colgate Wisp comes in 3 sugar-free flavors: Peppermint. Spearmint. Cinnamint.

Visit for more details and a contest to be the 'Face of Wisp.'

Our other favorite new dental on-the-go touch-up is a teeth whitener + breath freshener all-in-one. In a convenient pocket-sized tube.

Just squeeze a drop of Supersmile Quikee($6) onto your tongue and smooth it over your teeth, and watch your smile brighten instantly.

Supersmile Quikee is formulated with Calprox for super stain-lifting power. It also fights plaque and cavities and leaves your mouth feeling clean and refreshed.

Let's face it---these are 2 great new dental options to always have tucked away in your handbag. You just might need a clean mouth during these times:

After meals
At work
In a car
At the gym
On a plane
Before a date

You get the picture. The list is endless.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Health Beauty Benefits Abound In Red Raspberries

It's actually in the seeds of red raspberries, where all the magic is hiding.

Magic in the form of ellagitannins, or very powerful anti-oxidants.

These ellagitannins are then converted into ellagic acid in the stomach.

And science is proving that this lovely, little fruit is full of health + beauty benefits.

We were lucky to interview Kent Kohnken, the president and CEO of SMDI, the Georgia-based company that sells the popular Raspex Cosmeceutical line. And we got to sample and closely examine a few of his skin care treatments.

Kent Kohnken would be the first person to suggest you eat a cup full of red raspberries a day, and preferrably from the Meeker variety, because this variety contains almost twice the amount of ellagitannins than the others.

The only problem with eating so many raspberries, is the cost, which could run up to $300 a month.

Kent Kohnken can personally tell you that red raspberries have proven to be quite a remarkable cancer fighter:

"I have been using Raspex capsules for almost 8 years. In 2001, I had prostate cancer, had my prostate removed, had the cancer spread beyond the prostate, and had 38 radiation treatments. I researched cancer since I was determined that I would offer an alternative to what I went through. I discovered ellagitannins and the tremendous value of Meeker red raspberries and developed the Raspex Powder, Raspex Capsules, and the Raspex Skin Cream, and other cosmeceuticals. Since 2002, my PSA has remained at zero. Almost every day, I hear of prostate cancer, as well as breast, esophageal, skin, colon, and other cancers being controlled by customers using the Rapsex powder, capsules, and creams."

One of the most popular Raspex products is the Raspex Meeker Raspberry Extract Skin Gel ($24.95, 2 oz. jar). Ladies, if there is one beauty + health treatment which covers all of the bases, this is it. And the gel/cream formula is gentle enough to be used around the eyes.

A little will go a long way, too. And just take a look at what this special raspberry gel/cream can do:

Helps remove skin cancer and pre-cancer
Reduces 'black and blue bruising'

Repairs sun damage
Has a 30 SPF

Heals sunburn quickly
Boosts skin's immune system
Maintain skin's suppleness
Improves fine capillary blood flow

Reduces wrinkles
Improves rosacea

Reduces scarring, moles, age spots

Other products from the Raspex cosmeceutical line include:
Emollient Facial Cleanser
Anti-Aging Night Cream
Vitamin C Serum
Analgesic Burn Cream
'Hot Raspberry Pie' Foot Cream
Progesterone Cream
Burn Ointment
Muscadine Grape/Meeker Raspberry Extract
In addition to Raspex Meeker Powder and Meeker Capsules

You can find all these health + beauty items at their website, Free shipping, too, which is always nice, especially these days.

And Kent Kohnken says that many women and men are convinced his products are really improving their skin:

"Our customers confirm that our Rapsex products are more effective than high end department store anti-aging products. In many cases, our customers have replaced their entire cosmetics case with just the Raspex skin gel/cream and the Raspex anti-aging night cream."

And all that, from a humble, delicious, little red raspberry.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Avon Anew Crow's Feet Corrector Like Over-The-Counter Botox

Crow's feet?

Don't feel bad. Everyone's got them. We've even see them on stunning Heidi Klum.

Crow's feet are those pesky, little wrinkle lines that branch out right by the outer corners of your eyes.

And Avon has come out with a new 2 step beauty treatment to zap crow's feet and lines right under the delicate eye area in just 3 days!

Not as good as Botox, so don't fall for the hype. But this little 2-for1 Avon Anew Clinical product can smooth over the crow's and give you a temporary over-the-counter Botox appearance.

Avon describes ANEW Clinical Crow's Feet Corrector ($29) this way:

The first 2-in-1 treatment to resurface & visibly fill crow's feet… at home. Professional crow’s feet laser treatments can be painful and costly (up to $2000 per treatment). ANEW CLINICAL Crow’s Feet Corrector is a specialized eye treatment system uniquely formulated to smooth out and fill in lines around the delicate eye area — no doctors, no lasers.

And it's so easy to use:

STEP 1 - GENTLE RESURFACER. Apply and massage with applicator tip for 1 minute, 3 times a week.

STEP 2 - CREASE FILLER. Apply day and night, directly to crow's feet and undereye area.

Avon's ANEW Clinical beauty treatments always seem to attract very high marks from consumers everywhere, so this new skin care product is worth a shot.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Brits Call It Pillow Face But We Call It Fillers And Celebs Are Doing It

If you really take a good look at Hollywood these days, you will definitely see that famous faces are looking much fuller, with chipmunk cheeks, as some call this cosmetic beauty trend.

What is it?

The Brits call it 'Pillow Face.'

And who's doing it? Or allegedly doing it? Take a look at our photos from the top:
Daryl Hannah. Madonna. Pamela Anderson. Courtney Love. And gossip tongues are wagging that many other beauties are on the filler bandwagon......Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta Jones. Kylie Minogue. Elizabeth Hurley. And the over-40 list goes on....

And these Hollywood celebs can get away with saying they haven't undergone plastic surgery, because fillers or injectables like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, and Sculptra are not considered invasive procedures. All this cosmetic procedure involves are some painful shots into the skin with a tiny needle. And a new rounder, more youthful appearance is created.

Of course, a skilled plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist can make all the difference.

And we read in the British that a little filler goes a long way, according to injectables specialist Dr. Michael Prager:

"The main problem arises," says Dr. Prager, "when celebrities don't just try to restore lost volume, but create a wholly new and artificial face. When I use filler, I'm not aiming to create something that wasn't there before. This is one of the biggest mistakes that can be made. Nor am I trying to create carbon copy or cookie cutter faces that all look the same."

British consultant Rajiv Grover asks patients to bring in photographs of themselves in their 20s and 30s to avoid this problem.

"The key to natural enhancement is to use their younger faces as a roadmap for treatment. I don't want to give my patients huge round cheeks they never had because that would look ridiculous,' he says."

We think a little filler can look natural and youthful, but some plastic surgeons believe a facelift is the only way to go, and that too much filler can look odd, and doesn't actually reduce sagging found in faces over 40.

What do you think? Does these celebrities look better with 'Pillow Face?'

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We And Demi Are Tweeting All About Teeth And Bright Smiles

If you haven't seen the un-retouched photos yet, here they are:

The always glam and ageless Demi Moore showing off a less than perfect smile over the Memorial Day weekend.

Yes, that is 46-year-old Demi in the dentist's chair. And we know that for a fact, because the actress tweeted all about it on Twitter to her adoring one-million-plus Twitter followers.

Demi told fans that she's "happy to share and always appreciate the opportunity to find humility."

TMI, or too much information? Maybe, and some people are chatting about the sexy, dark-haired Demi, saying she shouldn't have shown everyone her missing crown. But we kind of like it. The photos make Demi Moore appear more 'human' or accessible. It shows women, both young and old, that not everything in Hollywood is perfect.

Meantime, if your own teeth are looking dull, and you would love a bright, white smile, we have a whitening kit that can deliver the high wattage. And it was developed by a famous plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Copeland.

We have interviewed Dr. Copeland twice at She has talked about her skin care line and given wonderful face and body care tips.

Today, we are looking at her Dental Whitener kit ($99, It's designed to "brighten teeth three shades within seven days!"

Dr. Copeland's Dental Whitener kit comes with convenient 20 pre-filled disposable trays. And it features a mint-flavored 6% hydrogen peroxide gel to whiten teeth. This is the first whitening kit we know of, to offer the pre-filled disposable trays.

Developed by dentists and patented (3 patents)
Clinically tested
In a single clinical study (31 subjects), 50% improvement in whiteness scores (statistically significant) or nearly 3 shades after just one week
In a single clinical study (31 subjects), 71% had noticeable or very noticeable whitening after just one week
In a single clinical study (31 subjects), 93% found the product easy or very easy to use after just one week

Whether your teeth are all real or beautifully lumineered, any smile that is white and bright, is what counts.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tinted Color Metal Shades Summer 2009--Instant Glam

Think metal and tinted-color lenses, when it somes to sunglasses this summer 2009.

And if you can't afford the $500 Chanel pair that Lindsay Lohan is sporting above, you know, the gorgeous shades with leather woven right into the lenses, that's okay, too.

There are tons of beautiful tinted-color lenses available. From shades of purple, pink, rose,and blue, to your old classic stand-by of browns and grays.

The prices range, as all sunglasses do, from super-cheap to the $500 plus tags on Chanels and Diors.

Most of us are trying to save a buck or two these days, so if you're looking for a deal and some instant-glam, try these 3 stylish brands for tinted-color metal sunglasses:

1. Mossimo for Target ($17,

2. Fantas-Eyes ($20, photo#2,

3. Club Monaco ($79, aviators, at hut stores)