8 Holiday Stress Buster Tips With #ColgateEnamelHealth

Stress Buster Tips Video  8 Holiday Stress Buster Tips With #ColgateEnamelHealth

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Colgate. I received a product sample for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

The holiday season is a joyful time, but it can also be incredibly stressful. As a busy working mom I know how fast I can go from feeling like my day is a success to totally stressed out. Sometimes you just need to take a mom time out, say no, and do something totally out of the norm, like go see a movie by yourself or meet a friend after work for a glass of wine.

In my review video below I share a few holiday stress buster tips for busy moms to take a time out this holiday season. Moms are so busy taking care of everyone else and everything during the holidays, it’s so important to take a deep breath, relax, and just take time out for you.

Here are a few of my tips for taking time out for YOU:

  • Outsource When You Can (hire a cleaning service or pay a neighborhood teenager to wrap your Christmas presents)
  • Say No (You don’t have to attend every holiday party you’re invited to or volunteer for every school function)
  • Catch an afternoon matinee by yourself and indulge in some buttered popcorn or candy without sharing with anyone
  • Browse a local bookstore or the shelves of your local library
  • Trade babysitting services with a mom friend after school so you can take a mom break and head to a local coffee shop for an impromptu hot beverage
  • Get a manicure or pedicure at a local salon and pick a fun winter shade
  • Go for a walk at lunch, take a yoga class, or walk your dog – exercise is always beneficial and helps boost your mood naturally
  • Unplug and disconnect from social media, email, and your phone for the evening


Thanks to Walgreens Saturdates, which I blogged about last month, I can pick up most all of my holiday needs, from greeting cards to gift cards and from stocking stuffers to after school snacks! Be sure to check your local Walgreens weekly specials and you may catch a BOGO on the Colgate Enamel Health products. As I mentioned in my video above, I really love the whitening formula and taking care of me in baby steps is just one way I can destress during the holidays.

Whether you’re traveling during this busy holiday season, or staying close to home, you’ll be making lots of memories, and taking lots of pictures! Make sure your smile is as white and bright as it can be and check out Colgate Enamel Health’s whitening formula.


Mark Your Calendar: Walgreens Saturdate Event 11/15

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Colgate. I received a product sample for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Colgate Enamel Walgreens Saturdate Event Mark Your Calendar: Walgreens Saturdate Event 11/15

I am a frequent Walgreens shopper, are you? Not only are there two Walgreens stores conveniently located near my house and my girls’ elementary and middle schools, but there is one on my way to work. It’s my go-to store for toiletries, cosmetics, even photo developing. I’m always striving to consolidate my errands, especially on my lunch break or after work, so Walgreens is convenient and I also love their Balance Rewards card savings program.

Have you heard of Walgreens’ special promotional Saturdate events?

This week’s Walgreens Saturdate event is all about the newest product from Colgate – Colgate® Enamel Health™ Toothpaste. There will be in store complimentary samples and a helpful Walgreens employee will be on hand to educate shoppers about the new product. You can learn more about the Saturdate® events here: http://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/saturdate.jsp.

Colgate Enamel Health Logo Mark Your Calendar: Walgreens Saturdate Event 11/15

I used a Walgreens gift card Influence Central sent me to purchase the Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste and I’ve been using the Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste in the whitening formula and love it so far! I’m all about dental products that whiten and brighten my smile. Now that I’m in my mid 40s I know that one key to looking younger, especially in photos, is having whiter teeth. I tend to drink a lot of coffee (not to mention red wine), so my smile is something I’m aware of and want to improve. A lot of whitening products for teeth can seem extremely harsh and make your teeth super sensitive to heat or cold, but this new toothpaste helps strengthen your teeth with natural calcium.

Although I’m a regular Walgreens customer, I haven’t attended a Saturdate event yet and I was excited to learn about this special promotional series. I frequently purchase cosmetic and beauty products at Walgreens and have always found the beauty counter sales associates to be extremely helpful.

Will you be attending this weekend’s Saturdate event? And stay tuned as I’ll be following up with a second post reviewing in more detail the new Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste!




Listerine Makes Good Oral Health Habits Fun

Listerine Dental Rinse Review 769x1024 Listerine Makes Good Oral Health Habits Fun

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating

Earlier this month I mentioned in a post that we were finally in the back-to-school groove. Being a mom to two tween girls who tend to take up their fair share of bathroom space and time when getting ready in the mornings, it’s imperative that we have a routine morning routine and that includes good oral health habits.

When I was a kid we didn’t have oral rinse products, except for fairly medicinal Listerine and plain jane toothpaste. I am loving the kid friendly Smart Rinse from Listerine! My 9-year-old has been using the LISTERINE Barbie theme Smart Rinse and it’s now part of her oral health regimen Not only is it packaged in a fun and inviting way that is perfect for little girls, but the taste (so she tells me) is clean and fresh. Using it is now part of her morning and evening routine. And did I mention it’s PINK? I’m really loving the not so pink but awesome LISTERINE Healthy White Sodium Fluroide Anticavity Mouth Rinse. I drink a lot of coffee and find that I need a little extra whitening power as part of my oral health regimen.

Another product I’m really loving is the cool mint dental floss. It has a great refreshing taste that is the finishing touch to my evening oral health routine. I love the way it feels as well. It sounds a little silly to get excited about dental floss but I have a couple of fillings that are very tough to clean around and it’s difficult to find a good floss that will easily glide around them.

I just scheduled my girls’ twice annual dental cleanings and checkups and I can’t wait to see what their dentist says about their teeth!

What products do you use as part of your regular oral health regimen?