We’re talking about what we get to talk with, our mouths. I’m proud to report that I am a cavity-free person. I’ve never had a single cavity nor had a major bad breath problem except for when I was sick and acidic, or sleepless and acidic, or naturally if I had satisfyingly drooled on my pillow (or your shoulder) after an exhausting day. Oh by the way please…*clenches fists and bows head* PLEASE…everyone look at the blackboard, when we’re referring to “breath” as a noun there’s no “e” at the end of the word. Breathe is the verb “We breathe air in order to live.” which does have an “e” at the end. Again, breath is the noun “She gave her last breath and died (and so did everyone else in the room because she didn’t use Oracare).” That’s it, thanks, just spotted both words being misused often especially on Facebook so had to clear that up. Okay, now back to the subject of one’s oral hygiene, I actually didn’t have any problem with previous mouthwashes that stung to be honest, I was okay with the strong sensation. What I didn’t like was how red my lips would get after rinsing with the standard issue mouthwash. After brushing my teeth before applying makeup the last thing I needed was my lips becoming super red and clashing underneath my lip shade of choice. After that, and the hassle of a next step in my oral regimen, I stopped using mouthwash. Vanity…I know, but if you happen to be an artist you’d totally be able to relate. So recently I tried this.
“OraCare Mouthrinse is a stabilized chlorine dioxide mouthrinse. Its alcohol-free formulation keeps the mouth’s natural moisture and provides a clean, fresh feeling without the painful burning sensation and sting. It is gentle enough for the mouth’s sensitive and delicate tissues so it can be used as often as needed.”
PRICE: 80ml PHP 57.20/ 250ml PHP 156.20
- Gets rid of bad bacteria that causes plaque build up, gum disease, and tooth decay
When I first saw billboards of this I thought the taste would be awful, couldn’t imagine it otherwise. As it turns out, it isn’t awful, in fact it’s hardly anything, it’s like water with a jab of refreshing peppermint that doesn’t get your lips red. It’s like light peppermint water BUT with a lasting effect. Sometimes people confuse strong sting for what combats bad breath but what’s more effective is a compound that can neutralize sulfuric odor compounds in the mouth. I also use this to rinse off and disinfect my retainer for my teeth which I wear to sleep at night. It’s a very light neutral taste but once you’ve rinsed with this any acidic foodie film or presence in your mouth tastes like it’s completely gone, especially if you’ve properly brushed your teeth beforehand. If you’re one of those people who relies ONLY on mouthwash for a clean mouth please leave this page now LOL, you stink. I do want a mouthrinse that regularly doesn’t turn my lips red and Oracare does the job nicely.
There’s a not so secret secret that a lot of the youth locally know already, that Jamba Juice has something off the menu that you can ask for. I’m talking about the ever yummy Red Gummi shake, reminiscent of gummi bears and everything beary fruity good. My brother and i made a discovery just yesterday. We discovered a juice that tastes just like it.
Tipco juice is made of 3 parts of mixed fruit or vegetable juice. My brother agrees with me on the fact that Tipco’s Purple Carrot & Mixed Fruit variant nails the Red Gummi flavor we’ve been missing from Jamba…especially when chilled. It’s veggie juice without the savory yuck factor some people can’t stand (I can, I love v8) and even my triathlete aunt, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, drinks this juice and my cousins, her tri-athlete kids, love it. It’s naturally fruity sweet with NO added sugar, artificial colors or preservatives. We got this box and other variants for around Php80++ each at Iloilo Supermarket.
I owe my aunt an apology, this got railroaded by products and events and today is the 2nd to the last day for United Colors of 88′S NOV.10 RUN registration, for today you can proceed to the following Mizuno outlets to register: Eastwood, Shangrila, or Alabang Town Center or at a special reg booth at Xavier School beginning today till tomorrow Nov.8. The following alma maters, Maryknoll/Miriam College, La Salle Greenhills, Xavier, St. Scholastica and Ateneo have partnered to make the batch of 88 run possible for this Saturday, November 10.
If OCHO-OCHO was your batch you may see a lot of familiar faces while breaking a sweat! Choose from routes as short as 3.88k or as long as 21.88k! The run will be kicking off at BGC Fort at I’ve included the race route maps by distance below. The longest distance group, the 21.88k runners should assemble at the start of their race route by 4am, the rest of the runners for the 10.88k distance and below will assemble at 5am.
RACE ROUTES BY DISTANCE (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
Whether you were batch 88 or not, the run is special because it is open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners as well. I was invited (but no won’t be running, keeping my sked open because of TVC shoots), and neither am I from any of the participating schools nor am I batch 88 so feel free to “gatecrash” as an outsider…but AHEM, just register before you do. For registration venues refer to the selected Mizuno outlets I mentioned above or if you miss registering tomorrow you have one last chance on November 8 to hop over to Xavier and sign up at the Admin area, outside the AAXS office. For more information Like the United Colors of 88 page on Facebook.
Most of you know of her and you know the cosmetic range that bears her name.
Watch and hear this ancient video of Elizabeth Arden herself speaking on the eradication of old 1890′s Victorian style posture and the renaissance of posture in the new century with the support of proper exercise. What a gem of a video and I couldn’t help but giggle at the way these women were exercising on the beach, but in fairness I do want to get my splits and handstands back eventually. Temptation Island, anyone?
Have a good morning, and really have it! Don’t let worries or the mad morning rush steal the day away. Remember what Mr. Incredible always says (which is the opposite of what a lot of us say) “I’ve got time” and because he believes, he always does. The day begins with prayer, exercise even if it’s just a 10 or 15 minute routine, a refreshing bath, and breakfast!
Clockwise: Holly’s Lightly Salted (Farm Churned) Butter, Holly’s Really Farm Fresh Milk (Chocolate), Ripe Mango, Buttered Toast, and Red Grapes (sketch filtered with Camera 360 app)
After I did my morning stretch at 630am and this Body Bangin’ 30 min Pilates routine till 715am I showered and went down to have breakfast. I’m blessed to have a Mom who goes the distance and out of her way to get us good food. She knows many preservative-free foods have a shorter shelf life but in exchange they extend ours. As often as we can, we get Holly’s Fresh Milk and their butter made from the same milk (which actually costs less than the Nestle milk in groceries). The family that owns the business are also the owners of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, a small home business venture made from the same fresh dairy products that come from the Holly cows (Holly cows! LOL!!!). This ice cream BEATS Ben & Jerry’s (seriously, it does, B&J is too sickeningly sweet) and for me is the best ice cream I’ve tasted locally EVARRRHHH. Oh, by the way, this next photo of the ice cream I took over a month ago now, just to be clear I DID NOT have ice cream after breakfast, hahaha, okay? I sprinkled their Malted Milk flavor (which has Malteser bits in it) with Milo on top :). Malt meets malt, my classy touch.
“Taste the difference. Our homemade mix sets us apart from all other ice cream brands. We proudly create our ice cream using fresh milk and cream from our very own dairy farm, Real Fresh Dairy Farms, Inc.Best selling flavors: salted caramel, coffee, butter pecan, and malted milk.Butter Pecan, Malted Milk, Salted Caramel, and Brazilian Coffee. We have a flavor of the month, we can make custom ice cream, and we can substitute pure cane sugar with coco sugar for those with health or weight issues.“ Holly’s Dairy Products are also available at the same location.