Marvis Toothpaste Review

2 things you might not know about me are that I am very picky with my toothpaste purchases (I can’t stand the burning feeling that is associated with most toothpaste brands) and that 2 of my front teeth have bonding on them.

Currently my go to toothpaste is Crest Wild Expressions Liquid Gel Toothpaste in Burstin’ Bubblegum. It’s probably not the best toothpaste for an adult to be using but it’s the only toothpaste that I’ve been able to handle and not feel like my mouth is on fire. So of course I was excited when I was offered the chance to be able to receive and review Marvis Toothpaste.

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Marvis is based in Italy and offers a line of 7 different flavoured toothpastes that are known for their richness and freshness in taste and effectiveness. This brand has differentiated itself from others by combining the concept of toothpaste with art and fashion and turning it into something trendy and unique. All Marvis toothpastes are made using a traditional processing method that results in smoothness and richness in texture.

The two products I received are Whitening Mint Toothpaste and Ginger Mint Toothpaste. I decided to use each product for 2 weeks with a break in between. When I first started using this toothpaste I put way to much on my brush. You only need a very small amount and it goes a long way. Less is definitely more.

While using this product I noticed that there is a slight cooling sensation. It’s not overpowering like some other brands but was slightly refreshing. The Ginger Mint flavour is actually quite good. Like really good. No burning after taste which seems to be a common feature in other toothpaste products. I also noticed a slight improvement in the colour of my teeth after I used the whitening product.

Going forward I plan to continue using the Ginger Mint toothpaste and every so often change it up with the Whitening product. Since my front teeth have bonding on them I can’t whiten the rest of my teeth too much.

Interested in seeing the other flavours? Check out all the other Marvis Toothpaste at NailPolishCanada.com

March/April 2015 Goal Review

Financial:

Stick to the backwards 52 Week Challenge ($1,379) but bump it to a total of $1,500
Completed my transfer for March & April. Total = $748
Research and create a house budget for unfinished items
Save $250 in rolled change by December 31, 2015
Total = $52.95
Pay off $5,000 of car debt by December 31, 2015
Saved $1,000 so far

Personal:

Make the gym/getting healthy a priority
CHECK! 3x a week I am going.
Create a work schedule for Job #2 and stick to it
CHECK! Done!!
Treat myself once a month
Bought some beauty products in April
Lose 15 pounds by July 31, 2015
Down 8 pounds
Take a week off from Job #2 in the summer (July or August)
Going to a Cottage in July
Read 12 books by December 31, 2015
7/12 done.

There might be Plenty Of Fish in the Sea, but why do I keep catching old boots and other rubbish

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I don’t usually have much to say but this post is going to be a quick recap of the last few dates I’ve been on. They are all very similar so here goes. All dates are with different guys.

Date #1
– we met at some expensive coffee shop and the date lasted about 1.5 hrs. We talked and he basically put down the fact that I have a trainer. He told me numerous times that he could teach me what I needed to know. When we ended the date he forcefully stuck his tongue down my throat. Then he deleted me off of BBM. I wasn’t planning on going out with him again anyways.

Date #2
– I drove over an hour for this date. When I got there the plan was to go for lunch. He then told me that he wasn’t hungry so I had to eat while he watched me. creepy! Then we didn’t really have any plan as to where to go. He was suppose to have already planned this! He asked me to drive to a park so he could smoke a joint. I should have pushed him out of the car at this point, but nice me drove to the damn park. I told him he had to smoke outside the car. He basically had a hissy fit complaining it was too cold out. When he was done he tried to shove his tongue down my throat and get me to grab his junk. I kept telling him no. He kept trying to grab at me. I said I was leaving and he could get out or I could drive him home. I drove him home and never heard from him again.

Date #3
– We met at Tim Hortons. He kept trying to hold my hands. I kept pulling away. It was awkward. He tried to show off by showing me his expensive watch & pen collection on his phone. I wasn’t interested. He asked if we could go someplace more comfortable and stupid me (do you see a pattern here) let him follow me back to my place. He seemed pretty normal and was acting nice; except for the being all touchy feeling. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SIGN! Once we were back at my place he was ALL over me. Trying to get me to “get comfortable” (if you know what I mean). He actually asked if he could take off his shirt. I told him it was getting late and I had to be up early so he needed to leave.

Date #4
– Meet at Starbucks. The entire date lasted about half an hr. Apparently while I was on my way there he got called back into work (or some shit like that). We talked for a bit and then he asked me to drive him to the bus stop so I was nice and did. He gave me a hug and a kiss before getting out of the car and tried to shove his tongue down my throat. He started biting my lip (which I fucking hate!) so I kept trying to get away. He then grabbed my hand and tried to get me to touch his junk. I kept saying NO, not gonna happen and he still kept trying. It was the most stupidest thing ever. Finally he was like, okay nice meeting you and got out of my car. 20 mins later he texted me asking if I made it home okay. I told him yes and then he said “good. It was nice meeting you but I don’t think my schedule will allow us to meet up anytime soon” I texted back “don’t bother, not interested” and then I blocked and deleted him from my phone.

February 2015 Goal Review

Financial:

Stick to the backwards 52 Week Challenge ($1,379) but bump it to a total of $1,500
Completed my transfer for February ($186)
Research and create a house budget for unfinished items
This way take a back seat already…I’m having roof issues. 3 years into home ownership. Sad eh.
Save $250 in rolled change by December 31, 2015
Have yet to roll the change in the jar for Feb.
Pay off $5,000 of car debt by December 31, 2015
$500 for February is set aside

Personal:

Make the gym/getting healthy a priority
CHECK! 3x a week I am going.
Create a work schedule for Job #2 and stick to it
So far the schedule is working out!
Treat myself once a month
I wouldn’t call this a treat, but I needed new runners for the gym as my DC runners don’t cut it, so that’s where this treat went to.
Lose 15 pounds by July 31, 2015
2.5 pounds down + 6 inches
Take a week off from Job #2 in the summer (July or August)
Cottage in July is booked (saving up for it now) and possibly a trip back to Europe in August.
Read 12 books by December 31, 2015
Currently reading “Gone Girl” … still. Oops.

Garnier Color Styler Review

3 words: DON’T DO IT!

Garnier Color Styler

I seriously wish I had googled this product before purchasing it. It would have saved me so so much stress and heartache.

Let me start at the beginning..

So, this past Friday was crazy hair day at school and I’ve been leaning towards wanting to put purple in my hair for many days now, so what better time to do that they now. I decided to try out the Garnier Color Styler Intense Wash-Out Haircolor since it’s something that isn’t permeant and if I didn’t like the look no harm done right! WRONG! My poor poor hair. I ended up purchasing the Pink Pop version because on dark hair it goes in purple and the purple color option wasn’t available.

So Garnier Color Styler is an Intense Wash-Out Color with Revolutionary Color Coat Technology. It is an ultra-easy application. It uses Clay-based pigmented formula which creates a thin color-coat on the surface of the hair fiber without damaging it. When it dries there is no rubbing off or staining. And it washes out in 2-3 shampoos. Or so they say.

Now the color part of this product did work. However it didn’t actually turn my hair purple. More of a red with slightly purple undertones. You can sort of see in the images below. After the product was in and dried I decided to curl my hair. They stayed perfectly. I even slept on them and only had to touch up a few. They even stayed without any hairspray which was fantastic but the knots in my hair were unbelievable when I tried to bush it out later that evening.

Garnier Color Pop

As for damaging my hair, well I believe that this product did damage my hair. Hopefully once the product it out it will go back to normal, but during the application process I noticed my hair was starting to become straw like. I would assume that this is due to the clay based formula coating my hair. 3 shampoos later and the product is still somewhat in and my hair is knotty and still straw like. I’m unable to wear it naturally curly so I’ve had to straightened it after every shower and I can feel a difference. It’s not a silky smooth at it usually it. Normally when I run my fingers through my hair there aren’t many knots but since this product is still in my hair there are.

Overall I would caution you against purchasing this product. Hopefully a few more showers will remove the product and my hair will go back to normal.