It’s no secret that having a gorgeous smile is a major confidence booster. Not only does it make you feel better about yourself, but it also helps you attract others with its natural beauty. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with perfect teeth – and even those who sometimes find themselves struggling to maintain their pearly whites. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to get the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing some tips that will help you achieve it. So whether you’re dealing with stained teeth, crooked teeth, or just general dental care woes, keep reading for some helpful advice.

Get Regular Cleanings And Checkups

One of the most important things you can do for your oral health is to get regular cleanings and checkups from your dentist. This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but many people don’t realize how important it is to have a professional take a look at your teeth regularly. As noted by the folks from Christchurch Boutique Dental, the dentist will be able to catch any potential problems early on and provide treatment before they become more serious. Plus, getting your teeth cleaned on a regular basis will help remove plaque and bacteria build-up which can cause tooth decay and other dental issues down the road. If you’re overdue for your cleaning, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

Quit Smoking

If you’re a smoker, then it’s time to quit – and this is especially true if you want to have a gorgeous smile. Not only does smoking cause bad breath, but it also leads to yellowing teeth, gum disease, and tooth loss. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smokers are four times more likely than nonsmokers to develop gum disease – one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. If you’re having trouble quitting smoking, talk to your doctor about ways you can kick the habit for good. There are many resources available that can help you quit smoking and improve your overall health in the process.

Eat A Healthy Diet

What you eat plays a big role in your oral health, so it’s important to make sure you’re eating a balanced and nutritious diet. This means incorporating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your meals while limiting sugary and acidic foods and drinks which can lead to tooth decay. It’s also important to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your mouth hydrated and free from bacteria. By following a healthy diet, you’ll be giving your teeth the nutrients they need to stay strong and healthy – leading to a gorgeous smile in the process.

Use Whitening Products Wisely

Many people strive for whiter teeth but using whitening products incorrectly can lead to more tooth problems down the road. That’s why it’s important to use whitening products as directed and to consult with your dentist before using any type of treatment. They can help you choose the right product for your individual needs and make sure you’re using it in the safest way possible. When used correctly, teeth whitening products can help you achieve a brighter and more beautiful smile. If you are not sure if a whitening product is right for you, always consult with your dentist first and follow their recommendations.

Get Braces If You Need Them

If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, getting braces may be the best way to achieve the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted. While braces can be a bit of an investment, they’re worth it in the long run. Not only will they improve the appearance of your teeth, but they’ll also help to improve your overall oral health. This is because straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to develop cavities or other problems down the road. If you’re considering braces, be sure to talk to your dentist about all of your options and what would work best for your individual needs.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Of course, perhaps the most important thing you can do for a gorgeous smile is to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash as well. By taking good care of your teeth, you’ll help to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other problems – keeping your smile looking its best in the process. So be sure to brush up on your oral hygiene habits and make them a part of your daily routine.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous smile, then following these dental tips is a great place to start. From quitting smoking to using whitening products correctly, there are many things you can do to achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. And don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups to ensure your teeth are healthy and strong and you’ll be on your way to achieving the perfect smile in no time.

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The weather is finally warming up and it’s time to let those legs and feet out for their day in the sun!  

woman walks along the ocean at sunset

The obvious place to start is with a lovely manicure and pedicure. Whether you go to your favorite salon or DIY at home, colors this summer are fun and unexpected: deep nautical blue, bright orange, teal and bronze are just a few of my favorites. Our friends at Harper’s Bazaar have a full roundup of the summer polish trends. But that’s just a start. Nail polish looks best set off against great skin. For hands, frequent moisturizing is a must, and SPF is critical for keeping your skin smooth and radiant. All of our foundations (except Liquid Minerals) have SPF and are endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Try smoothing or dusting some on the backs of your hands once you finish applying to your face. Next, be sure to keep some Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen in your purse or car to apply to hands and arms when out or driving. It is amazing how much sun gets through the window. I discovered this once when I noticed a deeply tanned left arm. Yikes! If you like the way tan hands look with your summery nail polish, moisturize like crazy and apply Tantasia Self Tanner & Bronzer to the backs of hands (see below, because it is a must for legs too!).

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Find major bridal hairstyle inspiration on the runways of New York Fashion Week with thick, romantic braids by James Pecis. Celeb site HollywoodLife.com reports on the bejeweled braided hairstyle that James created for the runway at The Brock Collection fall 2016 show – which would be perfect for either bride or bridesmaid on the Big Day, or your next big night out. They also would be a good low-manipulation hairstyle if you’re aiming for big hair growth goals without the tightly pulled braids of Khloe Kardashian.

The Brock Collection is designed by a husband and wife duo, and their very first runway collection, for February’s New York Fashion Week, was designed to be whimsical and romantic. So the hair had to be girly and pretty. The hairstyle was stunning and surprisingly easy to do at home.

How NYFW Lead Hairstylist James Pecis Created the Look

“It was a look pretty enough for a royal. Hair was blown to a full, voluminous dry, fluffy to the touch. Following the smooth blowout, curls were added to strands and finger-brushed through. Once the base of the look was created, James pulled inch-thick strands from each ear and created a knot at the center of the head, following the hair downwards and weaving the strands into a braid, leaving about three inches at the bottom.

“Strands were secured with a tiny hair band. James then loosened the look by pulling small strands out to frame and flow around the face. The end result was ethereal, with a brocade barrette to match.”

The Ultimate Romantic Bridal Hairstyle

NYFW hairstyles at the brock collection

Photos: Anthony Behar/SIPA

The key to this look and any gorgeous look for bridal, means lots of thick, shiny, healthy hair. The whimsical romance needed relies on long, gorgeous locks. James has trusted Viviscal supplements for years, saying, “It’s the only supplement that works!” He has all of his clients and models take Viviscal to get a beautiful and healthy mane fit for the runway and real life.

Viviscal Extra Strength offers thinning, dry and dull hair a much-needed oomph of volume, imparting a lustrous shine and softer touch. Not only does Viviscal make over the appearance of the hair, but it improves the overall look of health, and the density of each strand is thicker. Many celeb hairstylists (like Ted Gibson and Oscar Blandi) and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts love Viviscal for thick, shiny hair, too.

Would you wear this romantic braid hairstyle to your wedding?

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Gorgeous Prom Hairstyles for Long Hair


Prom season is here, and that means you’re probably trying to decide on the finishing touches to complete your prom look. With your dress, shoes, and jewellery picked out, it’s time to choose the perfect hairstyle to pull everything together. Today, our beautiful friend Josie Sanders shares three easy, DIY prom hairstyles that are sure to suit your personal style.

Enjoy the video below, or scroll down for step-by-step instructions on creating these gorgeous styles.

1. Bohemian and Girly

easy bohemian prom hairstyle

This hairstyle is perfect for our free-spirited girls who prefer a more effortless look for formal events. To begin, clip in your pre-curled Luxy Hair extensions (Josie uses her 220g Dirty Blonde set), and use a curling wand to blend in your natural hair. Add a fishtail braid on the side, and finish the half-updo with a loose bun. Quick, easy, and oh-so-bohemian. 

Perfect Pairing:

We love this looked paired with a flowy dress in a light color and natural sun-kissed makeup.

2. Edgy and Playful

braided prom hairstyle

This look is not your traditional prom style, and that’s why we love it! Simply pull your hair into a voluminous dutch braid and slick back the sides with hairspray and bobby pins to create a faux-hawk effect. Turn up the volume with a colored or metallic hairspray to complete the rocker-chic vibes this look creates.

Perfect Pairing:

Take this look to the next level with a black or metallic-colored dress and a bold lip + cat eye liner combo.

3. Classic and Feminine

classic prom hairstyle

For those girls who have been planning their prom look since freshman year, this classy updo is sure to fulfill your prom hair dreams. To create the look, clip in your Luxy Hair extensions and style your hair in loose waves using a curling wand. Create two small rope braids on either side of your head and secure with bobby pins. Then, take the rest of your hair and flip it inwards to create a sleek bun. Pin in place, and voila! A stunning updo that is sure to impress.

Perfect Pairing:

This updo is perfect for showcasing an intricate back detail on a prom dress. Pair with a floor-length gown with a beaded back embellishment and rosy makeup – a look fit for any prom queen to-be.

More Prom Hairstyles

Love these looks but want more inspiration? Be sure to check out our list of Top Prom Hairstyles for 2018.

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