Beware red wine. The bane of parties, dinners, dates and more when you are trying to look your best. Sure, it's good for you, supposedly, but a few sips and your teeth look gray.
And since 'tis the season for mistletoe, you might want to think about that too, if you happen to find yourself under a bough with a random stranger. A big smile full of stained teeth is an instant turn-off.
I just learned about Supersmile's NEW Icy Mint Quikee. And I was skeptical because I've tried those pens and strips and all that stuff before. But this is easy – and it works! They suggest you "put a little Quikee gel on your tongue, rub it over your teeth and you'll be kissable in no time." But the slanted tube head allowed me to apply it right to my teeth, I rubbed it a little with my finger , and they were right, instantly whiter teeth, stains disappear — oh , and the added bonus of fresher breath.
Icy Mint Quikee ($18) will fit in the smallest clutch purse but it's going to be a handbag staple year –round, I can tell already.
Lip Stick for a Brighter Smile
Everyone knows lipstick in just the right shade makes teeth look whiter. The lip palette in Merle Norman Cosmetics' Kaleidoscope for Lips (haven't heard about them in a while, huh!) includes, from right to left above, a just-kissed berry (Lovely), gold-flecked rosette (Amber Rose), the best peachy pink nude (Girly) and a wine-dipped red (Heartthrob) – wine is fine if it's on your lips not on your teeth.
The sleek red case feels like a holiday and the color will take you from daytime subdued to evening sexy. And, amazingly, the custom paddle lip brush works well, unlike many brushes included in kits.
The lipstick is light and creamy too so lips will feel soft and your won't get a big glob of color on cups or glasses – something else to simile about. ! $28; at local Merle Norman Studios nationwide or www.merlenorman.com for locations.
With a bright smile like that , you might even find yourself seeking out the mistletoe.
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