Charcoal Teeth Whitening

It's been a craze this past summer: whitening your teeth with charcoal powder! So I tested it out for 2 weeks to see if it actually works. 


Instructions (what I did):

  1. Wet toothbrush thoroughly
  2. Dip toothbrush into charcoal powder (make sure to tap the container down to make the powder even prior to opening)
  3. Tap out excess
  4. Brush your teeth for 1 minute on the outside 
  5. Spit
  6. Add toothpaste to your toothbrush
  7. Brush the rest of your teeth for 1-2 minute
  8. Rinse and Smile
  • Be careful when spitting into the sink. Spit first then run the water to rinse. It will go everywhere! Tip: keep a sponge nearby to wipe down the sink!
  • Use a soft bristle toothbrush and don't brush too hard! 
  • Use it ONCE a day! 



Verdict: I believe it works really well! My teeth are brighter and whiter after almost 2 weeks of use.

What does it taste like: tasteless. It's completely tasteless. It's really strange to get use to. 

It's great for people who have sensitive teeth since there aren't any chemicals used. The powder is super fine so it hasn't gotten stuck in my gums. However, I would just do a minute with the charcoal and the other minute with normal toothpaste. My gums got a bit sensitive from brushing it for two minutes with charcoal and another 2 minutes with toothpaste. 

The only problem I have is that my teeth are super white for the day and then it kinda fades back a little bit. I have to brush my teeth every day with it to keep the "whiteness". If you want "super white", I would go with crest whitening strips. But overall, I think it's a great investment.

Get it here for less than $12!

Stay beautiful, beauties! 


Golden Birthday, Golden Year


This past birthday (one month ago) was a special one. Not only did it mark my final year in my 20s, but it was my golden birthday. Meaning I turned the age 29 on the 29th day of the month. It so happened that the 29th of May was Memorial Day. 3x Golden. I should be noted that my birthday has fallen on Memorial Day only a couple times: my 1st birthday, my 7th birthday, my 12th birthday (Y2K year), my 18th (the year I graduated high school), and my 29th (the year I got married).

My triple home run topped every other birthday because of all the things that blossomed before and after it: from booking beyond the number of weddings I desired for the year, to spontaneously eloping in my dream city with the man of my dreams, to growing and building friendships that spanned miles away from me, and to finally choosing to be selfish to make myself sane and happy.

To mark this Golden Year, I decided to expand the heart of my business: myself. My biggest desire is for clients to get to know me on a deeper and more personal level. What better way for someone to get to know me than for them to see life from my perspective. To be honest, it was difficult to blog in the past. I felt as if I could only write about makeup or beauty. Since the categories I made for myself were so limited, I got bored quickly and ran out of ideas. So this time around, I'll be writing about my life as a makeup artist, a beauty guru, a home maker, a wife, a traveler, a foodie, and so much more

Btw, a big THANK YOU to all who came out and celebrated life with me on my birthday. I love you all so much. Each and every one of you has shaped me into who I am today.