Thursday, March 19, 2009

Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal

I got a box of the new advanced seal strips from Crest whitestrips to whiten my teeth. I will hold off for about a month to use these new strips......but I think they will work very well.

The only thing I do not like about whitening strips is that they do not reach the very back teeth.

Have you used strips to whiten your teeth?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Has Waxing Helped My Dark Armpits?

Hello Divas!

I am now a few months into the waxing underarm hair in an effort to lighten my dark armpits. I have been waxing every time the hair grows and have not used a razor or depilatory cream since last year.

You might remember my adventures in dealing with a dark underam area as listed below:

How To Lighten Dark Underarms

Update on How To Lighten Dark Underarms

Revisiting My Dark Side

Armpit Whitening Update

F*$#@% Up My Armpits

Those were just a few of my adventures in trying to get my armpits to look like the rest of my skin and not a nasty patch of black, rough troll skin.

Now here is a pic of my left armpit on March 1st.....need to wax again, hee hee.

I finally got a digital camera so I can take better pictures instead of using the ones from the phone. So here is the left armpit taken about one year ago. I know it is hard to compare the two since one is a clearer image but that is all I have right now.

I do notice that when I wax some skin flakes (I guess) come off and I can see little dark patches on the wax strip. I guess this is the exfoliating part they talk about that will help with lightening the skin.

What I CAN tell you is that Lemon juice does NOT work. It burned and did not have any lightening effect.

This is so disgusting and not very Diva like at all.

I am now using a lightening cream with 3% Hydroquinone called Nadinola. I really hope this works because it is my last resort.

As always I will keep you guys in the loop. Has anyone had success with anything they have used?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Prenatal Vitamins=Great Skin and Hair

Hello Divas!

We all long for beautiful, shiny, healthy hair and great looking skin. One way to get it is by eating lots of salmon and nuts which provide Omega 3 fats which promote beauty.

Another way to get the look you want is to take prenatal vitamins. Yes you heard that right....prenatal vitamins. Those vitamins that pregnant women take are chock full of nutrients like Biotin, which promote the growth of healthy hair and nails and which beautifies your skin.

It is safe for women in their 20s and 30s to take a prenatal vitamin even if they are not trying to get pregnant. Just be sure not to overdose....take the correct number of pills prescribed on the bottle.