Ladies and gents, welcome to 2011! It has been quite the journey, but we made it! Since we are on the subject of new beginnings, let us take a moment to discuss old problem solvers. Since are wallets are all hungover from the holiday season, let’s mosey on down the path of affordable problem solvers, shall we?
Problem: Less than pearly white chompers
The following scenario can be a bit mortifying, but s common, no doubt. You find yourself in a picture, and cheese it up for the camera accordingly. Then, you glance at the picture and realize with dread that your pearly whites are not so pearly white after all. Is that embarrassing? Definitely. Is it fixable? Affirmative.
The Solution: Crest 3D White
A new addition to the wildly popular Crest dental care line, 3D White has the cure for off-white smiles, with instant results. Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and strips make up one teeth whitening powerhouse whose results come hard, and fast. After using the whole regimen for just one week, my smile is considerably brighter, and considerably whiter. The best part is that I have none of that pesky sensitivity so common with most whitening products.
Problem: Dragon Breath
This one requires very little explanation, folks. Gross breath is a huge problem, especially if you are getting anywhere near another living, breathing, human being.
The Solution: Colgate!
If there are two things that the Colgate Oral Care line does, it’s to make not so pearly whites white, and not so fresh breath fresh. The sonic action of the electric toothbrush breaks up and brushes away stains, while the teeny tiny mint crystals in the toothpaste keeps my breath just as fresh and sparkling as my smile.
Problem: Pudge, love handles, and unwanted poundage
We have all experienced it, that momentary panic that sets in when a pair of pants don’t fit, when the scale numbers start to go higher, or when we see that photo of ourselves we wish we didn’t see.
The Solution: Slim Fast
Our mother’s Slim Fast has gotten an update, and upgrade, and a brand new image. The diet icon has a new attitude, and tons of delicious flavor options to choose from. The routine is pretty simple: Shake or Bar replaces breakfast and lunch, with snack bars in between, and a sensible dinner to round it all out. My personal goal was to lose 5 lbs, and I have done that rather easily in the past month, following the plan to the letter. In case you were wondering, my personal favorites are the Chocolate Peanut Caramel Meal Bars, and the Chocolatey Vanilla Bite Snack Bars. Nom.
Problem: Chapped Lips
If you are anything like me, you simply cannot function when your lips are dry. You constantly lick them in an effort to keep them moist, only to make the dryness come back ten times worse not even a minute later. It’s a neverending cycle of discomfort, I tell you.
The Solution: Softlips
Softlips lip balms have been a handbag and general beauty staple of mine for quite some time now. Keeping my lips moist, protecting them from the elements (with SPF to boot!), and providing all kinds of delicious flavors to choose from, Softlips is a lip balm win! New for the holiday season are limited editions
Problem: Dull, frizzy hair
This is a scenario that is not quite situational for me, but more the rule. I look in the mirror on any given day, at any given time, and immediately notice how dull, lackluster, flyaway, and frizzy my mane is.
The Solution: Citre Shine
A haircare line that harnesses the power of fruits of the citrus persuasion, Citre Shine fights frizz while restoring much needed shine. The bonus? Both the Serum and Laminator, which I have been using regularly for quite some time now, also impart a delicious citrus scent that stays with and invigorates me the rest of the day.
Problem: Wayward hair
How many times have you found yourself trying to tame your riotous mane, only to feel the frustration when simple rubber bands (ouch) and scrunchies (how eighties) don’t cut it? You flounder, you fret, you eventually give up and decide to wear your hair down, unruliness and all.
The Solution: Scunci
Have I mentioned how difficult it is to tame my massive, unruly jew-fro. Frizzy, poofy, dopey, and abundant, my misguided mean often needs the aid of Scunci to keep things in check. The scrunchies and rubber bands of yesteryear have gotten a massive upgrade, for the better.
No matter what the problem, the local drugstore has the cure for what ails you. Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for those stubborn situations, all of these wonderful products are affordable, attainable, and incredibly effective.