Save time and whiten teeth with these winter beauty hacks from Aquis and Mira-Teeth!

Winter Beauty Hacks!

Winter means static, which causes havoc on your hair. It also means pale skin, which emphasizes yellowing teeth. How about a few winter beauty hacks to solve these problems? Sleek gorgeous hair and white beautiful teeth – yes, please!!

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To take care of frizz and static, and to also minimize the time your hair is wet and cut down your styling time you’ve got to try AQUIS Hair Towels and Turbans.

Aquis Towel Lisse Luxe in Chevron

Saving time – like 50% less time with the blow dryer – plus destroying annoying static is a major winter beauty hack. Beauty Info Zone has been using AQUIS Hair Towels and Turbans for years.  I love the Hair Turban which has been my go-to forever, but recently I’ve converted to the AQUIS Waffle Luxe Long Hair Towel (19 x 52 in – 50 x 132cm).

AQUIS Waffle Luxe Long Hair Towel

AQUIS Waffle Luxe Long Hair Towel

Aquis Lisse Luxe Towel in Chevron

Nice to have something that is specific for long hair! It’s longer than the regular size, about 25% more, which I need since my hair is about mid-back length. The towel is made with AQUITEX, which dries hair super quick and cuts down on frizz and split ends. It also has magical properties that make for static-free hair! It’s incredible.

If you have thick, course/textured hair you will want the AQUIS Waffle Luxe Hair Towel ($35/Sephora.com) Most hair types will do great with the AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel ($30/Sephora.com). And of course if you have long hair like mine, go with the AQUIS Waffle Luxe Long Hair Towel ($45/Sephora.com).

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush and Ultrasound Toothpaste Gel

How about a hack for super white teeth? The Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush and Ultrasound Toothpaste Gel is what you need, not only as a whitening hack but also as a traveling hack. This toothbrush is the answer to rotating or swiveling brush heads, providing a gentler cleaning without irritating the gums. The results are pretty powerful – a super deep antibacterial cleaner and tooth whitener within a totally transportable toothbrush.

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush and Ultrasound Toothpaste Gel

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush and Ultrasound Toothpaste Gel

First of all, this toothbrush cleans teeth FAST. The ultrasound works via air oscillations and it actually cleans teeth in just 60 to 90 seconds – talk about saving time!! Even if you have ‘deep pockets’ this is a toothbrush for you, because the ultrasound penetrates deeply and gets in even the smallest crevices with very little effort on your part.

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush – you know it’s on when the blue lights are on

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush comes with two brush heads

It’s also extremely gentle. You don’t have to fight with plaque because the ultrasound breaks it up. It gets rid of tartar and you won’t experience bleeding gums brushing with the Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush.

A major plus is the ultrasound really attacks stains! It takes your teeth right back to their original color while it gets rid of all that bacteria and plaque. If you smoke, drink wine, eat a lot of beets, whatever…this toothbrush (and the special toothpaste) will take care of everything for you – and quickly.

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothpaste Gel

Speaking of the toothpaste, you want to use the Mira-Teeth Toothpaste for the best results. It tastes great and it’s specially formulated for use with the ultrasonic toothbrush – you don’t use the Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush with regular toothpaste. The ultrasonic brush makes microscopic nanobubbles in this toothpaste that do all the work and keep teeth healthy, protecting enamel and reducing wear and tear on teeth.

Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush

Brushing your teeth with the Mira-Teeth Ultrasound Toothbrush couldn’t be easier. You first brush normally with the toothbrush and toothpaste to get rid of large food particles, then you turn on the ultrasound and hold the brush head against the surface of your teeth (inside, outside, and chewing surfaces) for a few seconds. That’s it! The brush rarely needs charging and you do that with the included USB cable.

I am extremely impressed with this toothbrush – my teeth are incredibly clean in such a short time and they are definitely whiter.  It really is amazing! And what a terrific toothbrush for travel – no worries about charging or plugging it in and every time I brush I get a whitening treatment. The Mira-Teeth Starter Kit retails for $199 and is available on Techmira.com.

With these winter beauty hacks I am ready for another six more weeks of winter or more no problem!  – Lisa

Cheers! The January 2018 Your Bijoux Box has arrived in style #YourBijouxBoxStyle

Surprises are fun! Well, most of them are…I can’t say I was thrilled about that surprise $400 phone bill this month. The surprises in my January Your Bijoux Box were far, far more enjoyable! Your Bijoux Box brought me lots of elegance – matching earrings and a classic Y necklace, along with an incredible architectural gold necklace, plus a surprise bonus jewelry tray.  

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January 2018 Your Bijoux Box

The January Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three jewelry/accessory pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three items for women (this month there were three items plus one extra item). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized, everyone gets the same jewelry each month, although January has different options for one of the necklaces. A monthly subscription is $39.99 and there are options for a three-month ($115) or six month ($230) subscription. They ship to the US (free!) and Canada.

Ysabel Earrings

The first item I found were the 3-inch-long Ysabel Earrings. These are cobalt blue hanging earrings that frame the face and really stand out, even for those of us with longer hair. I love these earrings – they have great movement and look incredible on.  They are very versatile and look just as good with jeans and a t-shirt as they do with a little black dress. They match the Ysabel Y Necklace.

Ysabel Y Necklace

Ysabel Y Necklace

The Ysabel Y Necklace is a lengthy 19 inches long with a full 3 inches of extender chain. The center length is five and a half inches. I wear tons of long necklaces so I was very pleased to find this classic beauty in the box. I don’t ever wear it with the earrings, though – somehow, together it’s just overkill. Separately, they are statements enough to stand alone. Both are gorgeous and hardy enough to classify as essential workhorses in your jewelry wardrobe. Your Bijoux Box did a terrific job curating these pieces, in my opinion.

Jules Smith Necklace

Jules Smith Necklace

The superstar piece of the month is the Jules Smith Necklace. This is the necklace style that came in my box – your piece may vary. I am totally digging the art deco vibe! I can’t find this particular piece online, so I’m not sure what the value is, but Your Bijoux Box says that the Jules Smith pieces they include in the subscription boxes can retail for up to $175. I am totally going to pair this with the Jules Smith bracelets that came in my November 2017 Your Bijoux Box – remember these beauties??

Jules Smith Bracelets

The surprise extra in the January 2018 Your Bijoux Box is a cute Cheers! Jewelry Tray, which is rimmed in gold and features a cream background and black details.

Cheers! Jewelry Tray

It’s very attractive and a great place to put your rings, watch, earrings, etc.  I have been using it as place for the jewelry I pick out to wear for the next day so I don’t have to go hunting around in the morning and it saves me a few minutes.

I love this month’s box of elegance and style. I am getting tons of use out of every single item. These lovely baubles took all the sting out of that horrific phone bill, that’s for sure!

If you are new to Your Bijoux Box and want to sign up, use the coupon code WELCOME to get a bonus piece of jewelry with your first box!

It’s a great time to treat yourself to a nice surprise once a month. I know I always look forward to it! – Lisa

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Beautiful and unique – The Eternity Rose Necklace and Earrings

We get some really interesting gift ideas at Beauty Info Zone, and The Eternity Rose is one of the most intriguing I’ve seen in a long time. One of their specialties is a real rose that has been dipped in silver, gold, or platinum – they are truly stunning.  But what caught my eye were the necklace and earring sets. Oh my goodness, they are gorgeous!!  

There are two types – one that has a heart theme and one that has a leaf theme. I chose the heart theme. I also chose the purple color, although other colors are just as beautiful – Red, White, Pink, and Blue in addition to the Purple. Every set comes with a certificate of authenticity – these are real, natural rose petals that have been glazed and trimmed with pure 24 karat gold. What a beautiful, interesting and unique gift!

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I know it’s a little early but just starting thinking about Valentines Day…wouldn’t this be perfect?? These would also make fantastic bridesmaids gifts, or birthday gifts, or even Mother’s Days gifts. So many options! I just like the fact that they are so different, so unusual – not to mention really and truly stunning.

The Eternity Rose necklace

The Eternity Rose necklace

The Eternity Rose necklace

The Eternity Rose necklace

The Eternity Rose earrings

The Eternity Rose earrings

The Eternity Rose earrings

You can find The Eternity Rose online at eternityrose.com. They have some great specials with combination deals where you can get a set of the necklace, earrings, and an Eternity Rose for a special price. Take a look – you will be amazed at how gorgeous they all are.  Here’s a video for you too.  – Lisa

Put some POW! into New Years EVE with IT Cosmetics!

What to wear for New Years Eve…take a quick trip to Ulta and spend those gift cards that Santa gave you on some IT Cosmetics and you’ll have all the cosmetics you’ll need for superhero-worthy beauty that lasts all night. Of course, you’ll want to pick up my ultimate favorite concealer – I can’t believe it has even surpassed my precious favorite, Bye Bye Undereye (which is still freaking fantastic). I think I love this one even better now that I’m older and my skin is a little dryer, the Bye Bye Undereye Concealing Pot is slightly creamier and man is it good.

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IT Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream

For cheeks, I adore the Bye Bye Pores Blush in Sweet Cheeks, which makes pores disappear. Some blushes seem to settle right into pores and make them look like huge craters – ugh, you know what I mean. This pressed powder does the opposite, leaving skin looking practically poreless thanks to Optical Blurring Technology and anti-aging silk, hydrolyzed collagen, antioxidants and peptides. Sweet Cheeks is such pretty peachy/gold/pink.

Now, let’s talk EYES.  No one does eyes like IT Cosmetics! Their Superhero Palette is, in my humble opinion, outstanding. It’s divided into three sections – one section with very subtle, nude shades, one with what they call neutral shades but they do have more oomph, and one that has lots of drama and can be used as liners. All sections have a lovely buttery texture with lots of pigment and fantastic lasting power.  Marcia did an excellent review of the shades HERE which I won’t repeat, but here are some pics for you:

Nudes Eye Base

Nudes Eyeshadows

Nudes swatched

The Nudes shades are indeed subtle, and give a very natural but finished look. You can wear them by themselves or else combine them with other colors in the palette.

IT Cosmetics Eye Foundation Neutral

Neutral Eyeshadows

Neutral Eyeshadow swatches

The Neutrals are beautiful shades are a little more than neutral, really – I think they pack a punch. I love them – particularly the golden shade that plays well with my hazel eyes. Beautiful!

IT Cosmetics Liners Eye Foundation

Liners

Liner swatches

The Liners shades are beautiful. You can use them wet or dry. They are fantastic accents for the crease as well.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Superhero Brush

The perfect brush, by the way, for this amazing palette is the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Superhero Brush ($29). This is an amazing brush totally worthy of its name!! Goodness knows I love a multi-tasker, and this takes multi-tasking to a new extreme.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Superhero Brush Liner side

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Superhero Brush All Over Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Superhero Brush Crease brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Superhero Brush Smudger brush

One side is the liner brush, and the other side slides to become three different brushes – an all-over shadow brush, a crease brush, and a smudge brush. This is the perfect travel brush.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Liner

IT Cosmetics Superhero Eyeliner swatch

Of course, you also need a superhero worthy eyeliner and IT Cosmetics has that too – the Superhero Liner ($24). This is one of the easiest liquid eyeliners I have ever used. It goes on with the ease of a marker but it still has the power of a liquid liner. It also really lasts without peeling or chipping. The brush is like a felt tip brush and it keeps its quality without fraying or bending.

IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara wand

Superhero Mascara ($24) finishes out your look with super thick, super long, super black lashes. I love this mascara. It has something called Proprietary Elastic Stretch Technology that I can’t even pretend to understand, but somehow it wraps each lash in a ‘black cape of power and color’ which sounds pretty darn cool. Whatever it does, it makes my lashes look fantastic, which is good enough for me!!

Valencia Key Shero Earrings

Now that your face looks AH-MAZING, why not accent it with this fabulous Valencia Key earrings? Valencia Key Earrings are for Dreamers, Believers, and Achievers.  Check them out at valenciakey.com.  Not only are these earring gorgeous, they come with this message:

Valencia Key Shero Earrings

You are courageous!  You are inspiring! You are extraordinary!  On your journey to achieve your dreams and live your life’s purpose, wear these beautiful VALENCIA KEY Shero Earrings, infused with sunshine, joy and love.  Shine bright in life!  Sending you lots of love and light!

And that, dear reader, is my holiday wish for you. Have fun shopping, shine bright, and always remember – you are extraordinary.  – Lisa

The November 2017 Your Bijoux Box is Sparkletastic!

November is here and so is the holiday season and Your Bijoux Box brought me some sparkletastic baubles that are perfect for parties and celebrations. I am absolutely delighted with the statement piece choker necklace and matching bracelet, vintage hair pin, and delicate trio of 14k dipped bracelets.

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The November Collection from Your Bijoux Box is a coordinated set of three jewelry/accessory pieces that complement almost any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. Each monthly box has three items for women (this month there were three items plus one extra item). The boxes are curated by stylists so although these are customized, everyone gets the same jewelry each month, although November has different metal options for the bracelets. A monthly subscription is $39.99 and there are options for a three-month ($115) or six month ($230) subscription. They ship to the US and Canada.

The first item I discovered when I opened my box was the gorgeous Audrina Bracelet.

Audrina Bracelet

Audrina Bracelet

Audrina Bracelet

Audrina Bracelet

What a stunner! This beautiful three crystal bracelet has a real art deco charm that is fabulously sparkly under lights. It’s one of those pieces that is perfect with an all black outfit and it also really complements a contrasting outfit, like simple jeans and a white t-shirt. The Audrina Bracelet goes with its big sister, the Audrina Choker Necklace.

Audrina Choker Necklace

Audrina Choker Necklace

Audrina Choker Necklace

What a perfect necklace! Yes, it’s a choker, but it’s not too short so it doesn’t make that dreaded line across your neck (which always makes me think – oh no, a guillotine line! – macabre, but I can’t help it). So it’s comfy, and it’s sparkly, and it’s sophisticated yet playful at the same time. Perfection!

On the other end of the spectrum is the über delicate Jules Smith 14k Dipped Bracelet trio.

Jules Smith Bracelets

Jules Smith Bracelet

Jules Smith Bracelet

Jules Smith Bracelet

Jules Smith Bracelets

Jules Smith Bracelets

These bracelets are stunning. I happened to get the lovely 14k gold dipped bracelets in my box, but there are various styles in each box and various metals, some have Sterling Silver bracelets. These bracelets alone run upwards of $100, so they are almost three times what you pay for the box. Nice!! And they are SPARKLETASTIC!

The surprise item in this month’s box is the elegant Vintage Hair Pin.

Vintage Hair Pin

Vintage Hair Pin

How beautiful is this?? It’s romance, sparkle, and holiday festivity all in one. I love it!!

Every month I am impressed with Your Bijoux Box, but this month in particular is a favorite. The Audrina Bracelet and Choker Necklace will get tons of play whether I’m dressed up or down, and there’s no way I’m going to save my Jules Smith bracelets for special occasions! I’m wearing those all the time. I have already worn my Vintage Hair Pin three times this week, and I only opened my box five days ago. I am officially declaring the November Your Bijoux Box a winner!

Sign up and give yourself a treat for the holiday, or give someone you love a great gift that they will enjoy for months to come.  – Lisa

Your Bijoux Box November 2017

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It’s pretty hip! Hipstik Opaque Tights and a promo code just for BIZ readers!!

Cooler weather means I get to break out my tights and my leggings, which is fun…but that strangling feeling around my waist is definitely NOT fun. I can’t stand not being able to breathe. I don’t mean to be a brat, but you know, breathing is sort of essential for living. Clothing should be comfortable! Hipstik has this whole issue completely figured out with their fantastic low-rise tights and pantyhose.

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Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstiks started when the founder, Laura McGuire, grabbed a pair of scissors in frustration and cut a pair of pantyhose down the front so she could have a little comfort as she wore them. This little act of genius was the impetus for her creation – Hipstiks, tights and pantyhose that are low-rise, with a no-slip silicone grip so they don’t sag and bag either.

Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstik Opaque Tights

Hipstik Opaque Tights

The waist is super pretty with lace edging. The silicone strip holds everything in place, but it is crazy comfy!! And the leggings themselves are like butter on…they feel sooo good. Spandex and microfiber?? Man, it’s like climbing into the world’s softest pajamas. I feel positively decadent wearing these babies. I love the size guide as well – it’s much more intuitive, going by body shape as opposed to simply body weight.

Hipstiks come in black, navy, and brown low-rise tights, and light nude, medium nude, and black pantyhose. I am really and truly impressed with my brown low-rise tights and plan to buy the black and navy tights too. I haven’t tried the pantyhose but if they are anything like the tights they are fantastic. I am interested to find out how durable they are and if they hold up against snagging and runs.

Hipstik Opaque Tights

Just for you, we have an exclusive promo code!! Use the code LISAREVIEWED10  through 11/1/17 for 10% off your entire order AND free shipping (no minimum) at hipstiks.com. This code is exclusive to BIZ followers. You can’t find it anywhere else on the net!  – Lisa

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company: 1950’s glamour that you’ll love (mini giveaway too)!

What makes you stop and look at a display when you are shopping? Is it color? Is it creativity? Is it something unique? If so you’ll be thrilled to learn about The Vintage Cosmetic Company since they embody all of these attributes and more. This range of cosmetic accessories has been inspired by the glamour and charm of the 1950’s. You don’t have to have lived back then to enjoy the adorableness and practicality of their products. We’re excited to show you these and have a mini giveaway with them too.

This UK company has products that you are going to want to own and use because even as cute as they are, they are practical and fabulous. Ulta has the U.S. exclusive on the products available currently that want to make you feel like a glamour puss.

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MARCIA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION HAIR TURBAN AND SHOWER CAP

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

These two products are making shower time even more fun. Whether I decide to wash my hair or give it another day of rest The Vintage Cosmetic Company has the right tool for me and at the right price.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap and Hair Turban

Since I no longer wash my hair daily I need something to keep it from getting wet and a shower cap is the right solution. Not only is The Vintage Company Shower Cap ($6.99) cute as can be but it’s super comfortable.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

(I tuck my hair in and don’t wear my glasses, I promise!) The outer material is 100% polyester and silky soft while the inside has a PEVA lining that keeps your hair dry as can be. My favorite part of this cute peach cap is how it’s not tight and doesn’t leave marks around my face. I can take a quick shower and not have to worry about it leaving telltale signs behind. There’s also a flowered version for more 50’s glamour.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Peach Shower Cap

I’m really happy with the Vintage Company Hair Turban ($7.99). I needed one so badly and this exceeds my expectations. This machine washable towel looks like terry but it’s made of absorbent microfibers so it soaks up moisture quickly.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

What makes this different from all others I have is the closure. If you look above you’ll see a loop on the left and buttons on the right. Once you’ve twisted it closed you then secure the towel with those two. I can do anything around my house without it falling off. I just made a dish that takes an hour to bake. I had my turban on while combining the ingredients and sticking it in the oven. It stayed on perfectly. Other days I’ve left it on for a few minutes while I get ready to blow dry. Either way it’s fabulous. I already have this on my list to take on my winter cruise.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Hair Turban

Since my hair is shoulder length I use the second button while those with shorter or finer hair would use the first. One size fits all. One head of hair dried more quickly. This doesn’t pull at all and is amazingly comfortable. You need this in your life!!

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LISA IS USING THE VINTAGE COSMETIC COLLECTION MAKEUP MELTS, MAKEUP HEADBAND AND MANICURE PURSE

The Vintage Cosmetic Company

Makeup Melts ($14.95) are wash cloths that remove makeup without any cleanser. Just get it wet, then gently scrub face in a circular motion. It really does remove all traces of makeup! The washcloth is definitely full of makeup after, so you pop it into the washing machine and it comes out looking fabulous and ready for another go.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

There are three Makeup Melts in a pack, so it’s great for a long weekend away. As an extra bonus, the washcloths have a side that is perfect for exfoliation too!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

While you are removing that makeup with the Makeup Melts, keep your hair off your face with the super fabulous and always stylish Blue Belle Makeup Headband ($4.99).  This comes in different colors, mine is a blue polka dot design with an adorable large bow.

The bow is elastic so it keeps everything securely in place, but it’s nice and soft so it doesn’t hurt your head or pull your hair.  I absolutely love this.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

My final adorable product is the Manicure Purse ($10.95), a compact manicure purse that comes in four different patterns. I have the pink striped one with pink lining. Isn’t it the bees knees??  The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Manicure Purse

No wonder this is one of The Vintage Cosmetics Company’s best sellers! Inside are Nail Scissors, stainless steel Nail Clippers, Cuticle Pusher, and Floral Emory Board. This is a fabulous gift for teachers, bridal showers, stockings….the possibilities are endless!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Blue Bell Makeup Headband

GIVEAWAY:  We have a small giveaway for two readers to introduce you to The Vintage Company. The cute Makeup Bows are the prize, pink for one and blue for the other. The giveaway is open through October 12, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT for US and Canadian subscribers. This may be a small prize but we can promise you’ll enjoy winning!

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