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/ Most hair types will do great with the AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Towel ($30/ And of course if you have long hair like mine, go with the AQUIS Waffle Luxe Long Hair Towel ($45/

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

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

4 for Fall: four small but mighty products!

The change in seasons brings all sorts of skin care challenges and I have four small but mighty products that will help you power through any surprise curve balls thrown your way. Dry lips? No problem. Greasy locks? Gone in an instant. Bad breath? Got you covered. Dry skin? Don’t make me laugh. Not only will you have the tools, but these are also  portable and easy to conceal and carry anywhere. Ready? Let’s go!!

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  1.  Annmarie Skin Care Antioxidant Lip Balm

Annmarie Skin Care Antioxidant Lip Balm

Lip balm is a must have for fall. Dry lips are terrible to suffer through, especially when they peel and get really sore. I am loving my Annmarie Skin Care Antioxidant Lip Balm so much I can’t rave enough about it. The slip is fantastic and it lasts forever. It conditions lips and takes away all flakes and dryness so quickly it’s incredible.


Antioxidant-rich, omega-heavy fruit oils of buriti and sea buckthorn fight free radicals.

– Organic cocoa butter softens lips.

– Rich cocoa extract leaves kisses luminous and luscious—with a hint of chocolate.

The ingredient list is fabulous, and everything is organically grown or wildcrafted: Olive oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, sea buckthorn fruit oil, buriti fruit oil, cocoa extract, rosehip fruit oil, and rosemary extract.

The price is good and even better if you buy more: 1 for $8; 3 for $24 (save on shipping); 5 for $40 and get 1 free; 10 for $80, and get 2 free. Why not buy a bunch and stock up for the cold months? The dry indoor heat is really rough on delicate lip tissue. You won’t be sorry –  Annmarie Skin Care Antioxidant Lip Balm is some of the best lip balm I have tried in forever.

2.  Tish and Snooky Manic Panic Dry Shampoo

Tish and Snooky Manic Panic Dry Shampoo

Tish and Snooky Manic Panic Dry Shampoo

Tish and Snooky Manic Panic Dry Shampoo

Who would know more about hair freshening dry shampoo than punk rock sisters? Um, NO ONE. Tish and Snooky are those sisters and they have the iconic Manic Panic hair color and cosmetics line. One of my fav products is the super cool and wonderfully portable Hair Freshener Powder Dry Shampoo ($9.99). This lightweight powder soaks up dirt and grease, gives hair a nice fresh scent, and adds lots of volume and texture between washes. Sometimes hair looks good in the morning but by midday it starts looking droopy, especially with chilly fall showers. Just sneak a little Manic Panic Hair Freshener Powder Dry Shampoo and your hair will be happy and looking fantastic in no time!

3.  Dr. Plotka Toothbrush

Dr. Plotka Toothbrush

Dr. Plotka Toothbrush

Dr. Plotka Toothbrush

Dr. Plotka Toothbrush

Here’s a great memory trick – change your toothbrush with every season. This season, why not upgrade with a really cool new toothbrush – Doctor Plotka’s™ Mouthwatchers toothbrush. This toothbrush has naturally antimicrobial bristles that are infused with silver that naturally eliminate 99.9% of bacteria that grow on bristles in between uses – pretty awesome! The bristles are also super thin at the top so they act as floss, reaching food in between teeth. I sure do love a multi-tasker. You need one of these at home, one in your car, and one at work.

Be sure to keep reading the BIZ because we have a giveaway coming up for some Doctor Plotka’s™ Mouthwatcher toothbrushes so you can floss like a boss this fall!

4.  LDC Anti-Aging Moisturizer Travel Size ($60)


The final item in my fab four are the travel size LDC Anti-Aging Moisurizer. There is a lot going on in such a small bottle – this plumps skin, evens skin tone, tightens skin and makes it look younger.

  • Look Instantly Younger! Erase wrinkles and hydrate your skin, all at the same time!
  • Our Resveratrol Peptide Complex is a revolutionary new formula that will not only make you look younger, but will also hydrate and moisturize your skin.
  • See a noticeable improvement in skin tone, as well as a skin lightening benefit.
  • 6 Peptides and Resveratrol work in synergy to provide you with a relaxed and softer appearance.
  • Instant Results! Painless skin tightening and hydrating results! On the go!

The Travel Size Kit comes with two airless pumps – one for your purse and one for your desk at work, perfect for instant skin hydration any time you start feeling a little dry.

There you go, four heavy hitters in small packages to get you through the fall season. Big doesn’t necessarily mean mighty, and these four favorites are mighty awesome!! – Lisa

The hottest beauty accessory this summer is a gorgeous smile with CloSYS

When you think of the hottest beauty accessory for the summer, you might think ‘colorful statement necklace’ or ‘turquoise drop earrings’. But the best accessory for any season is a gorgeous and healthy smile.

big smile

CloSYS, a line of oral health products including toothpaste, mouthwash and breath spray, sent us some products to try for the ultimate oral health. The breath spray is definitely a summer bag on-the-go essential. Plus, CloSYS offers a travel-size kit that is a must-have for the upcoming travel season.

In a nutshell, here is what makes CloSYS different:  the oral hygiene products contain stabilized chlorine dioxide, which stops plaque from forming and kills harmful bacteria (the nasty stuff that causes bad breath, inflammation, and gum disease). While it kills off the harmful stuff, it doesn’t kill the good bacteria that helps with digestion and mouth health.

The CloSYS Flouride Month Kit

The CloSYS Flouride Month Kit

The One Month Fluoride (or Flouride-free) Kit ($24.99) comes with:

  • One 32oz. Oral Rinse
  • One 3.4oz. Fluoride or Flouride-free Toothpaste
  • One Oral Breath Spray Cylinder
  • One Tongue Cleaner
  • One Toothbrush
  • In a Clear Plastic Drawstring Carry

It’s a great travel kit that has everything you need for a great smile and fresh breath. All of the products are alcohol-free, sulfate-free, naturally whiten and are pH balanced which helps protect mouths from being too acidic.

Closys toothpastes

CloSYS toothpastes

CloSYS has two kinds of toothpastes – Flouride and Flouride-free. There are no sulfates in these toothpastes, which can cause irritation. They have a very low amount of abrasiveness, so those with sensitive teeth or a tendency towards canker sores can use them with ease. CloSYS Fluoride Toothpaste is almost three times better at preventing cavities while using less fluoride than other leading brands. Plus, it fights plaque and neutralizes all the yucky things that cause bad breath.

I have a tendency to get canker sores from different foods (jalapenos are my enemy!) so when I have a flare-up I really like the Flouride-free toothpaste. My canker sores are typically gone within a day or two because this is such a gentle toothpaste that doesn’t further irritate my mouth.

CloSYS toothbrush

CloSYS toothbrush

Closys tongue cleaner

CloSYS tongue cleaner

another view of the tongue cleaner

another view of the tongue cleaner

The One Month Kit comes with a great soft-head toothbrush that has gum massagers and tongue cleaners on the handle. It also has a separate Tongue Cleaner (you can get a pack of 12 tongue cleaners for $19.99). Cleaning the tongue is absolutely essential for the best oral hygiene and this is a great tool with a ridge that quickly removes the bad stuff – also known as volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) – that cause bad breath.

Closys Mouth Wash

CloSYS Dental Rinse

Closys Flavor Concentrate

CloSYS Flavor Concentrate

Also included in the One Month Kit is the CloSYS Dental Rinse. I admit, I am not good about using mouthwash because I just can’t take the stinging and the intense flavoring. But the CloSYS Dental Rinse is a different story. It has Cloralstan™, a patented ingredient that kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria in 10 seconds, which is amazing. What sells me on this mouthwash, though, is that it’s alcohol-free and I can determine the amount of flavoring it has. With no alcohol, I get clean breath without that burning sensation. Plus, it comes unflavored with a separate bottle of Flavor Concentrate. I put in as many drops as I want for the flavor level that is pleasing to me.

Closys Breath Spray

CloSYS Breath Spray

The final product in the One Month Kit is the CloSYS Breath Spray. I have this in my purse at all times now. I talk to people all day long and we all know how tortuous it is to have a conversation with someone who has stale breath…or worse, Dorito breath. I definitely don’t want anyone to remember an interaction with me as something painful to live through.

This spray is pleasantly minty and it takes care of any breath issue in an instant. Plus, it’s sugar-free!

I have really enjoyed my CloSYS products and I highly recommend them, especially if you have sensitive teeth or are prone to canker sores. You can easily find this brand online at or in drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart for the best summer accessory there is. – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration


CloSYS Sulfate-Free Fluoride Toothpaste sodium fluoride, water, hydrated silica, sorbitol, stabilized chlorine dioxide, cellulose gum, dibasic sodium phosphate, titanium dioxide, flavor, sodium phosphate, sucralose.

CloSYS Fluoride-Free Toothpaste water, hydrated silica, sorbitol, stabilized chlorine dioxide, cellulose gum, trisodium phosphate, titanium dioxide, flavor, sodium saccharin.

CloSYS Oral Health Rinse water, stabilized chlorine dioxide, trisodium phosphate, citric acid. Flavor dropper ingredient list: natural mineral oil and natural peppermint oil.

CloSYS Fresh Breath Oral Spray water, N&A flavor, polysorbate 20, glycerin, stabilized chlorine dioxide, sodium saccharin, methyl paraben, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate.