Fashion & Beauty Queries: Vol. IV, No. Eleven
Mar 23, 2017
Odd question, do you have a favorite toothpaste? I’m scared to use a whitening formula with all the commercials about how they hurt your enamel, but my pearly whites are less than white. If you don’t use whitening toothpaste, can you recommend another whitening product?
Appreciate your time, Frances
I use Sensodyne Pronamel Toothpaste. It whitens a bit, but it’s not the intense whitening that I used to get with the Rembrandt Intense Stain formula that I used to use. Both formulas are supposed to help strengthen enamel; I switched because I didn’t like the taste of the Rembrandt.
As for other whitening products, a friend who works in dentistry gives the Glo Whitening Device her stamp of approval. For a more affordable fix, I use Crest Vivid Whitestrips. They work well enough if you’re diligent about using them every day. I do not recommend, however, the Express Whitestrips Crest sells. They made my teeth tremendously sensitive.
Thank you for answering the last e-mail I sent you, I need your help again. I’m searching for a small pair of stud earrings. Something delicate. I don’t like a lot of flash but I do want to wear something pretty.
These itty bitty clover studs are really lovely. These silver leaf-shaped studs are a good option. For something with a bit more pizzazz, these Bianco Gomez black diamond studs are timeless with a hint of edge.
My puppy was born yesterday – a beautiful little female goldendoodle. I have 5.5 weeks before she comes home and I have so much to do to prepare. What are your favorite (or Avery‘s favorite) pet items/brands? I’m in search of a cute food/water bowls, collar/harness, training books, grooming products – anything and everything!
Thank you, Abby Grace
For training books, try the Perfect Puppy in Seven Days. I wish I had followed her advice more closely. You have to discipline yourself to teach the puppy discipline. A puppy changes your life tremendously; I wish you luck.
As for products, I suggest buying a dog-bowl mat to keep your floors clean. Costco makes the best dog beds. Don’t buy a nice collar until the puppy stops growing. Until then, farm supply stores have the best inexpensive collars and usually a wide selection of colors.
Puppies have a LOT of energy; my friend Virginia bought Avery a puzzle ball and Zuke’s treats. They have to roll the ball around to dispense the treats, so it distracts them and burns energy. Avery also loves Fluff & Tuff toys (which are thankfully tough to destroy). Kong toys filled with peanut butter are also a great way to ease separation anxiety when you crate train.