I like pretty much all colors of the rainbow. Though, purple and green are my favorites. Those of you who know me know that I have been dyeing my hair purple for a few years now, give or take. I use the same brand pretty much every time and the results are always exactly as I would like them to be – every time except this time.
Silly me chose to use the more burgundy shade of purple this time to lighten it up just a tad because my purple sections were starting to look almost black or dark brown in some spots. Well, it didn't exactly turn out lighter purple – or even burgundy. It is perhaps a lighter burgundy, but more pinkish.
This is definitely an occasion for the Instant No Button.
Eek! It could have ended up any color but this. Pink is just about my least favorite color. So, of course it had to end up this way. It actually doesn't look that bad, if you like pink – and if I had any pink to wear with it. However, my wardrobe is mostly purple and no trace of pink whatsoever.
I'm just going to leave it this way to give my hair a rest before restoring the purple. But why pink of all colors? Why?
Go ahead and laugh, because I am.
*I originally published this elsewhere (no longer published there).
Lisa Mason, Contributing Writer
Are you looking to improve your smile? Do you want straighter teeth that look better in photos? Do you want to improve your smile but don't want to go through wearing braces? Many people are surprised to learn there are some other, simpler methods out there. One of them is the snap-on smile.
Snap-On-Smile is an excellent option to create a wonderful smile for most anyone. For those that have cosmetic problems with their teeth, it provides them with a straight, white brilliant smile. What is more, it does so at a fraction of the cost of most other procedures. Here are several reasons why Snap-On-Smile is such a popular option:
It is pain free
When it comes to getting veneers, you can figure on getting shots for pain and at least a few minutes of the drill. The teeth have to be prepared to take the bonding and so forth. With Snap-On-Smile there are no shots, no drills and no pain. The piece fits over the top of your existing teeth like a glove. Not having to worry about pain is a major selling factor when it comes to the snap on smile. But there are other reasons why I considered this option over the other options that my dentist told me about.
It is quick and easy
When you visit your dentist, she will take x-rays and create a model of your existing mouth, unless you have very recent x-rays on file already. This will then be used to build your Snap-On-Smile in about two or three weeks. Once it is finished, you will come in and have some in-office adjustments. You should be able to wear the piece home that same day. Few procedures are as quick as Snap-On-Smile.
It costs far less than regular veneers
Porcelain veneers are extremely expensive for most folks and can run thousands of dollars. Snap-On-Smile can be had at a fraction of the price. If your teeth are good candidates for a Snap-On-Smile, then it is certainly an easy choice to go with that. Everyone wants to save money, after all. Price for value- this option makes sense for many people.
It works to solve many types of problems
Another reason this choice is so popular is that it serves differnet types of dental problems. Snap-On-Smile actually works well for far more than just stained teeth. If you are missing some teeth and want to fill in that smile, you would certainly do well to have Snap-On-Smile. The overlay leaves you with a wonderful smile that is straight and complete. It also works for folks with chipped teeth or that are simply tired of their existing flapper or bridge.
Snap-On-Smile has become popular for a number of reasons and these are only a few. When you have a smile that is less than desirable, you will go to great lengths to improve it. This is a great solution that is available to everyone and that is very cost effective for the average person. If you are unhappy with your current smile, you might want to give it a try!
Lisa writes about good dental hygeine and has tried many of these methods to impove her own smile. If you're wondering if you're a good candidate for snap on smile, then visit mybiodental.com for more information.
It saddens me to see so many of my friends and acquaintances being misled by various beauty procedures and “miracle” tips daily. Keratin is one of those I am seeing more often recently. Is it really what you think it is?
Keratin is a natural protein that already exists in your hair. So why is it dangerous to get keratin hair treatments? Shouldn’t it be safe if it naturally exists in your hair? Yes and no. What goes into the solution and process of keratin hair treatments is not the same thing as what naturally occurs in your hair. Keratin itself is not what's dangerous. It's the products containing keratin that can be harmful.
Formaldehyde, a substance widely known to be dangerous, is often used in these keratin treatments. Some beauty salons mix their own products, making it easier to have more formaldehyde used than is necessary. The more that is used, the more dangerous it is to your health. Formaldehyde is not the only dangerous ingredient or chemical contained in these treatments and what's in them can vary from salon to salon and from product to product.
We are told that beauty can be painful. To that, I ask why? It doesn't have to be. These keratin treatments can cause burning eyes, throat pain, and more. In fact, formaldehyde is a known carcinogen. That's right, it can cause cancer. Is shiny hair really worth the risk of cancer? Really? As if that wasn't enough of a shock, were you also aware that hair treatments are unregulated? This means that almost anything could potentially be in them.
So, how do you get silky, soft hair without using keratin treatments?
Simple. Avoid chemicals and costly salon treatments and opt for my homemade, all-natural treatments instead.
More from Lyn
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** I originally published this elsewhere (no longer published there).
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