Made Ya Smile :)

Hello everyone. How are you? Two days ago I started having pain on my right side cheek…. I didn’t think at first it was concerning my teeth. No teeth was hurting. Next day, during work, the pain started increasing and the area started swelling. I noticed when I swallowed sometimes I would taste blood. My Mom thought I may have a busted abscess, which either will go away on its own or with an antibiotic. Because I didn’t have any dental insurance until June 1st, I didn’t want to see a dentist. Therefore, decided maybe it will eventually go away.

WRONG! The pain didn’t go away and neither did the swelling. Eating and talking made the pain worse that I had to take Advil. Advil did help. But after 6-8 hours, if I didn’t continue taking it, the pain would come back and it would be far more worse than before.

This morning when I woke, my Mom noticed the swelling that was at my cheek area went all the way to my chin area. I gave in to scheduling an appointment with a dentist due to an increase in swelling.

I, myself, do not like dentist visits. Ever since I was little I didn’t like going. It’s uncomfortable and I have bad gag reflexes. Every dentist visit I would hear that my teeth wasn’t brushed good. My last visit to a dentist was in 2011 before the dentist I saw growing up retired. That’s 5 years of not seeing one.

Made Ya Smile is a dentist company. I saw them today. As nervous as I was, the visit wasn’t all that bad. And I actually enjoyed seeing my teeth pictured on the screen. The swelling and pain wasn’t a tooth problem. It was more an increase of grinding and clenching of my teeth due to stress. The dentist said, if you grind your teeth during the day, chances are you are grinding at night more hard.

I used to grind and clench before. But during the day it wasn’t so bad. Once in awhile. Night time was when I did it a little more. But since last year, I noticed I been grinding and clenching more and even harder than before. I don’t know why. Even couple days ago I had clenched my teeth together hard for a second or so.

Anyways, today I had a deep gum cleaning and laser treatment. In the near future I will need to plan on investing in a night guard. But for now, I stuck with the gum cleaning and laser treatment, and invested in a dentist recommended new chargeable automatic toothbrush- Philips Sonicare 3-Series Gum Health.

Taken from Philips Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health

After my first use, I actually like the Philips Sonicare. I need to get used to of not applying pressure to the teeth with the brush and let the brush do its job. I also need to learn how to set some of the settings because I wanted to set the easy start one, but I think I may have changed the quad and the smart timer.

What is a quad? It’s actually known as Quadpacer. Quadpacer is separating your mouth into four sections. For 30 seconds, you brush your first side of the four sections (front and back). After you brushed that side, the vibration will stop letting you know it’s time to switch to another section.

What is a smart timer? Dentist recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes. For whatever reason, not all of us do this. Often times we may think we are brushing for two minutes. But if we really pay attention to a clock, we notice we don’t always use the full two minutes. That is the job for smart timer. It will automatically turn off after two minutes.

This brush is safe on dental work and braces, however with braces, the bristles may wear quicker and may need to replace less than three months. Philips describes Sonicate’s sonic technology- “Our sonic technology creates a unique dynamic cleaning action that drives fluid deep between teeth and along the gumline for a thorough-yet-gentle clean.” Philips say this brush removes 6x’s more plaque along the gumline than regular toothbrushes.

There are three intensity settings for a gentle experience. Along with those settings, you have the option to set your toothbrush on “easy start”. This means that for 12-14 days, depending on your brush, you will gradually get used to the feeling of using your brush. Each usage you will brush for one minute on a lower speed. Each day the speed may increase until you are used to of it. Then, you can brush your teeth for the full two minutes under any setting, preferably not the easy start.

Have any of you used a Sonicare? I was at first nervous using it today due to the deep gum cleaning and laser treatment. My gums are a bit sore. So, I didn’t know how rough the brush would be on the gums. But I have to say, brushing on my gums didn’t hurt. I felt better using it. I feel like my teeth are more cleaned. I followed up with the Original Listerine, which I plan to switch to Crest ProHealth Alcohol Free.

This Sonicare 3 Series Gum Health sells for $89.99; however, Walgreens is currently selling it for $69.99 (not including taxes). You may also use your Walgreens Rewards saved points as cash to save additional, which will reduce the selling price more, saving you a lot of money! 😀

Hope you enjoyed this review and will come again soon! Thanks for your time and reading this and/or my other blogs! Have a good evening.

*peace&God Bless*


Tarteist Tart!

Good morning everyone. Happy Sunday! I am tarte happy. What does that mean? Couple months ago, I purchased a tarteist lip liner, mood ring from their Spring collection. I tried it by itself and tried it with a lip scrub. Unfortunately, at that time I wasn’t quite happy with it. I don’t know why. But today, I tried it after using lip scrub and Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm and am very satisfied with the results 😀 Maybe that means I just needed a lip balm underneath?

Anyways, Tarte came out with Tarteist lip liner and lip paint (similar to liquid lipsticks). I’m not into their lip paints. Then again, I’m not really into liquid lipsticks either. They dry out my lips so badly and by break time at work I have flakes and fading. Tarte’s one does stain a bit. I think it might be because it’s a paint?

Although I don’t like their lip paints, this lip liner isn’t all that bad. Mood ring is the only one I own because at that time I was looking more into lipsticks and trying liquid lipsticks than lip liners.

When applying this lip liner or any lip liner in fact, you must moisturize your lips. If not, your lip pencil tip may break. I have had that happen two or three times. After moisturizing, I usually line the lips and then color in the whole lips. That’s it! I will blot and make the line more neater, then color over again without lining the lips, so the lining will not be too much.

Some information about the tarteist lip liner.


Don’t speak.
They coming for you.
One word,
Startles them all.
Silence you.
Tears you apart.
Shattered pieces.
Broken glass.
They don’t like what they hear.
They don’t like news you bring.
Your happiness, they despise.
Your last breath is their regret.
But did Jesus, the greatest king,
Listen to them?
Look up.
There’s hope.
Believe in yourself.
For when they come for you.
When they draw near,
You will be ready.
You will be guarded,
With love beyond all measure.
God is the only treasure.


Hello everyone. How are you? First of all, for those of you in TX, did you get a hailstorm in your area? We did. And I was at school with the 1st-5th graders. Some were scared as the lights flickered and the hail hit the glass. Thunder freaked some of them out, too. Two girls cried thinking their parents wouldn’t come. One never stays at the time I go to their class, so she was worried about her Dad. To keep them mostly quiet, with exception of one or two kids and some here and now talkers, we played the quiet game. Until the storm passed, we played it and I let them read some books. Then, we played a nice game of hangman and guess what word I’m thinking.

I have another question pertaining to the title. Any of you know of Adsense? How do I add it on here. I have a code…. I tried Googling, but it didn’t help me much. There’s a sidebar they say I need to put it in. But I can’t find it. And I tried adding it on widget, but where do I place it? If you see my site, you’ll notice some codes showing… that’s where I added the code, but the code still shows. Why? Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you for your help. Have a nice day.

*peace&God Bless*

Minty Rose Lips

Hello rosy lips! Sold at Sephora for $7, the cult-favorite, multipurpose Smith’s Minted Rose lip balm soothes dry lips and skin. The site describes the lip balm as:

“Created especially for Sephora, this must-have lip balm calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Easy-to-use and versatile, dab it on chapped lips, elbows, or knees to condition and relieve dryness.”


I love this lip balm. At first, I was iffy about buying it for the price and not knowing whether or not I’d use it like all the other lip balms I purchased. I have a tin can Nivea lip balm I barely used. A Vaseline rosy lips I purchased, then lost a few days later. Another big container of Vaseline original. The Vaseline is moisturizing, but I like using Smith’s lip balm more because of the smell, the feel, and the tint it gives.

This soft, minty rose lip balm sits in a tin can with a net weight of 0.8 oz/22 grams. Smells like mint and rose (minty rose!). And is very soothing to lips. I wear this at night before I go to bed and sometimes a little when I wake up before I start getting ready for work.

If you don’t like the smell of mint, you may not like smelling the lip balm in the tin can. But once placed on your lips, the smell isn’t so strong. In fact, after applying the lip balm to my lips, I could no longer smell the mint or the rose.

I used to not go for rosy shades and minty smells. I feel like rose don’t look good on me. This rosy shade gives a nice tint to my lips. Not only is it soothing to my lips, but the minty aroma is soothing to my nose.

Have you or anyone you know tried this lip balm? What do you think of it? Do you like it? Would you refer it to your friend?

Thanks for reading my blog(s) and for your time. Have a good night!

*peace&God Bless*

Katy Perry’s Katy Kat Covergirl Lipsticks In Stores

Meow! Katy Kat fans have something to look for in their local (and nonlocal) Walgreens stores. Katy’s new lipstick line comes in eleven shades. And Katy states there’s a color for everyone.

But act fast, most shades sell out quickly.

These lipsticks are all demi-matte. If you know Katy, you know she’s a cat lady. Her cat-inspired lipstick line, on Covergirl’s YouTube channel, Katy stated Tumblr had inspired her as well.

Out of the eleven shades, I purchased and tried three so far: Cat Call (KP06), Kitty Purry  (KP07), and Maroon Meow (KP09).


Cat Call:



Normally I don’t like a shade like this, but I think this one looks alright for me.

Kitty Purry:



Out of the three, this is my least favorite shade on me.

Maroon Meow:



This is the shade I usually go for on myself.

These lipsticks feel soft and velvety on my lips just like Covergirl and Katy herself describes her lipstick line. They are demi-matte.

Wearing the Maroon Meow gives me dejavu to the liquid lipsticks I have tried before. When applying Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, and Tarte’s liquid lipsticks on my lips, I feel a soft texture similar to these lipsticks.

Testing the transfer resistance test, are these demi-mattes non-transferable? For me, no. The only lipsticks I tested was Maroon Meow. This test was done couple minutes after I had applied the lipstick to my lips.


Bare in mind this is demi-matte, not matte. If you are looking for non-transferable, try matte. It will be more dry-lip feel, but it will give what you are looking for.

This has no glossy-ness to it. I applied this not too long ago, so the duration of wear, as of right now, I am not sure. But will let you know in the next couple days.

In her line, she also has two mascaras- Katy Kat Eye in black and blue.

Based on Walmart website, they are now taking pre-orders, which will be shipped on May 19th (two of the eleven shades will not be shipped until June). Each shade sells for about $6. Currently, Walgreens online site does not list these lipsticks. However, they are sold in the stores for around $7. Covergirl’s site list selling price as $7.99, though prices vary.

For more information on Katy Perry’s new Covergirl lipstick/mascara line, please visit Covergirl‘s website or watch on Covergirl’s YouTube.

If you tried or want to try any of these, let me know what you think about them. As always, thanks for reading and stopping by!

*peace&God Bless*


Tried and tested, Maroon Meow last about 5 to 6 hours on my lips. I applied this on my lips around 8am and left for work. Around 12 I checked and there were little flakes on the inside lining of the lip. Other than that, there wasn’t any noticeable fading. I did reapply before lunch break ended, around 2pm because that time I saw it a little more fading. But the color payoff was still a thumbs up. Even though I didn’t need to, I still applied the lipstick at that time because I wouldn’t be able to until 4 hours. It seemed like within that timeframe the lipstick would fade away more. After awhile wearing, my lip feels dry. The velvety texture is still there; however, as I press my lips together there’s more of dryness than soft, velvety feeling. I like this shade and am happy with the payoff even if there’s dryness and flakes after couple hours of wear. Even though it’s demi-matte, it’s still a matte. Therefore, I expected this lipstick to dry. And the dryness isn’t as bad as a matte lipstick.

Thanks for reading and for your time!

*peace&God Bless*


Just an update! Katy Kat Matte’s are available on Walgreens site for purchase and doesn’t require pre-order like Walmart.