Armed with Warpaint


In collaboration with Jolie.fi.

I’m not particularly worried about my teeth being perfectly white. I know it’s normal not to have white teeth. Especially if you drink coffee and most of us do. That said  I don’t mind getting my teeth whiter and prettier. As I said drinking coffee and tea and eating certain foods do make your teeth more yellow but nowadays it’s easy to brighten them up.

Easy? Yes! For me it’s important that the product that I’m using for my teeth is easy and quick. I’ve tried teeth whiteners that take up to 45 minutes or an hour to work and I’ve noticed that I tend to forget about them and not use them. And comparing this product to that – you get the same results.

So the product that I’ve been using lately is Warpaint. It’s this black powder made from activated coconut charcoal and other natural ingredients. The charcoal in warpaint is non abrasive and it’s also used in medical care for example for overdoses of medications or alcohol. It removes toxins and absorbs materials and that way it helps with discoloration and stains. I love that the product is all natural. If you read my blog you know I like to use organic products and I’m careful with what I’m using especially on my face. You can find more info on warpaint and it’s ingredients here.

How do you use warpaint? You simply just wet your toothbrush (you may want to get another tootbrush just for this), dip it in the warpaint powder and brush your teeth for two minutes. You want to keep your mouth closed so you don’t spill the black magic all over the bathroom. Then you just spit it out and rinse your mouth. Done!

The only downside to this product is it being a bit messy and ugly. It’s black, it’s powdery and it doesn’t look pretty on your teeth. But I don’t think it’s really that bad. After you get used to the product you know how to do it so you don’t mess up your sink. And two minutes is nothing. I like to do this in the evening so I brush my teeth with regular toothpaste after using this to get all the black powder out of my teeth and tooth gaps.

Does it work? Definitely. I can see a clear change in my teeth. They’re brighter and whiter now that I use this. At first I used this every day for about a week and then I cut down to 2-3 times per week. That may sound like a lot but It’s just two minutes extra and taking care of your teeth takes time anyway with flossing and everything.

I definitely can recommend! Have you tried warpaint?

www.armedwithwarpaint.com

 

Ruby / Alima Pure Review

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Photos Inka Lähteenaro

A while back Inka texted me (or whatsapped – who even texts anymore?) and asked if I’d like to be her model in this nice coffee shop where she was supposed to take photos for a magazine. I said yes of course and did my makeup and outfit to suit the photoshoot. I was inspired by some new makeup items from Alima Pure and decided to create a look around this beautiful blush and a new eye pencil. I really love that intense pink ruby color! I used the blush on my eyes too and matched my lips with them. I wanted to keep this look warm so I paired the pink color with warm browns and orange colors. Full product list is in the end.

Here are the reviews.
*In collaboration with Jolie.fi. Both of these product were sent to me.

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush in Garnet

This is a loose powder mineral blush with an amazing pigment. Alima Pure has two types of blushes: matte and shimmer. I usually like my blush to have some shimmer in it so this product was perfect for me. I feel like the shimmer is quite fine so it doesn’t look like giant clumps of glitter on your cheeks. It actually brightens your cheeks and therefore your whole face – whilst giving them some shimmer. Since this is a loose powder it’s a bit tricky to get just the right amount of product but anyone who’s used to mineral makeup probably does it better than I do.
This is great blush with great color and it goes on smoothly since it’s mineral based.

Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Ink

This is a really black eye pencil that almost looks wet when applied. The word Ink actually describes it pretty well. It has jojoba oil, natural wax and chamomile in it’s ingredients so it should work for sensitive eyes too. It lasts long and is a good natural choice for a regular eye kohl.

PRODUCTS *gifted

Clarins Everlasting Foundation in Nude
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder*
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush in Garnet*

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Vice 4
Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Ink*
Eylure lashes

Clarins Rouge in Candy Pink