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Every time you look at a photo, the first thing you notice is the persons smile. Good or bad. Is there something in their teeth? Are they looking white or yellow? Is my lipstick still looking fresh? If you are the blushing bride, you are guaranteed to be in almost every single photo taken of your big day, and we want you looking perfect. Wedding photographers are constantly snapping candid moments of this joyous day, with that in mind, we at Certified Fabulous have compiled a few different products that will get you the bright and beautiful smile that will shine through these photos for years to come. Thankfully, wedding invitations are sent out far enough in advance that whether you are part of the wedding party or you are a wedding guest, you have plenty of time to perfect your photogenic smile.

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 The first step to take is get rid of any stains on those maybe not so pearly whites of yours. There are some great at home teeth whitening kits out there, but the Smile Illuminator Instant Whitening Kit is a nice kit that is easily added to your daily routine. This is a great option if you either cannot afford to get your teeth professionally whitened, or if you simply do not have the time to get to the dentist. The kit is made up of three steps: Polish, Boost, and Revamp. To polish your teeth, use the electrifying blue tooth paste which gently cleanses your teeth and has a refreshingly light minty flavor. Next, boost your smile with the whitening brisk rinse. Both the tooth paste and the rinse use something call Blueverite Technology, which is supposed to whiten your teeth after just one use. The touch up revamp whitening serum can be used separately throughout the day to help dissolve and prevent stains; can be used as needed anywhere you go, just brush over each tooth that you would like to whiten, let dry, and continue your day. This product is completely safe and even when used frequently, did not cause any tooth sensitivity. The full kit can be bought online or at Walgreens or Bed Bath and Beyond for $17.99.

 

 poutomaticBefore adding any lip color, I always have to scrub off any dead skin from my lips that may keep my color from applying smoothly. The Pout-O-Matic lip scrubbing system is a very convenient and soothing way to do so. The Bliss Fabulips Pout-O-Matic tool looks like an electric toothbrush and comes with two rubber heads to interchange to make easy clean up. All you do is turn the power on and let the tool scrub away dry and chapped skin off your lips. It is actually very soothing, and leaves your lips looking very healthy and plumped. By scrubbing your lips prior to applying color, your lips are primed and hold the color much longer and have a nice smooth look during the entire day. This kit comes with its own soft scrub to use, which conditions and gently exfoliates away any rough or dead skin. This is the perfect preparation to make your lips perfectly pouty and pillow soft for your first married couple kiss. The pout-o-matic is available at Ulta for $48.

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Now that Spring is officially here, the Certified Fabulous Team has realized it is time to firm up our skin and get ready to bare it all (or at least our legs)! There are a number of different types of firming products on the market, so what type of firming product should you use? We found 3 different types of products that are all firming but accomplish this is different ways and have their own specific benefits. Scroll through to find  one that's right for you!

 

  • HydroPeptide Firming Moisturizer Slimming Body Rejuvenation 

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    Key Features:

    Anti-Aging Body Cream
    Bottle with Treatment Pump
    Ingredient: Acetyl Hexapeptide-39

    Benefits:

    If you're looking for a firming treatment with hydration, look for a firming moisturizer like this one. Not only will you benefit from the firming and skin smoothing ingredients, but a creme or moisturizer will also give you extra hydration and help rejuvenate your skin. HydroPeptide Firming Moisturizer will help decrease the appearance of scars, discoloration, stretch marks and wrinkles. Your skin will look and feel smoother and firmer. 
    This is great to use in addition to your regular body lotion in the winter - this skin smoothing and rejuvenating treatment plus your regular moisturizer will help you beat dry, worn skin this winter and will have you ready to bare those legs come spring!

    Highlight Ingredient: Acetyl Hexapeptide-39: Diminishes imperfections on the skin surface by reducing the fat nodules responsible for cellulite. 




  • Mio The Activist Firming Active Body Oil

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    Key Features: 

    Resilience-Building Antioxidant Body Oil
    Glass Bottle with Treatment Pump
    Ingredient: Cranberry Seed (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) Oil

    Benefits: 

    Another firming treatment with hydration is Mio The Activist which is a body oil. Apply to damp skin after the shower and this body oil will seal in the extra moisture to help strengthen, moisturize and nourish dry, tired, skin. The vitamins and antioxidants will help firm up your skin and restore elasticity.  Additional benefits -  the oil allows you to use massage like motions to help boost circulation and give your skin more oxygen and ability to quickly absorb the skin strengthening nutrients. 

    Highlight Ingredient: Cranberry Seed (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) Oil is a great source of Omega-3 and Omega - 6 fatty acids. This ingredient will help moisturized, condition and smooth skin.
  • Bliss Hide & Glow Sleek 

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    Key Features: 

    Firming and Luminous Tinted Body Spray
    Metal Bottle with Sprayer
    Ingredient: Caffeine 

    Benefits:

    Looking to cover up and firm up your skin? This tinted body spray will give you immediate and long term results so you can bare your skin with confidence! The tinted color includes light diffusers that will help hide and smooth any imperfections for instantly smoother looking skin. You also have the benefit of peptides and caffeine ingredients that will help firm and tone your skin over time, reducing the appearance of unsightly cellulite. The sprayer is also super helpful to get good, even coverage!

    Highlight Ingredient: Caffeine has a dehydrating effect to tighten the skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Caffeine is renowned for it's circulation-boosting and firming effects. 
     

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  • olay fresh effects makeup remover wipes 2014

    OLAY Fresh Effects {S’wipe Out!} Refreshing Make-Up Removal Cloths
     


    Gentle everyday cleansing that’s on-the-go. Fresh and swift, these pre-moistened wipes are covered in cottony-soft cleansing pockets that lift away dirt and makeup—even Waterproof mascara!—in a flash.

    * Makeup removing cloths are a necessity in my opinion and these definitely bring some cleaning power to my face when I need to get clean at the end of the day! Olay has been a brand used by generations of women in my family and I, without a doubt, continue to use the brand because it has always (and still does) perfect the skin and protects it from aging. If you saw my grandmothers skin you would never guess her age...her secret is solely Olay! 

    www.olay.com 


  • Clarisonic - Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing certified fabulous review
    Clarisonic: Mia

    What is it: It's your 60-second trip to the spa, every day. The Clarisonic Mia uses sonic technology that works with the natural elasticity of the skin. Oscillating back and forth at a sonic frequency that produces 300 movements per second, a flexing action is created between the outer and inner brushes that works deeply and gently to loosen dirt and oil, cleansing so effectively that skin-care products absorb better. Clinical results include six times more makeup removed than manual cleansing. It also works to reduce the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, and addresses oily areas, dry skin patches, and skin tone.

    Who is it for: Because not all skin is the same, neither are Clarisonic brush heads. The included deep pore cleansing brush head and sensitive brush head provide an easy introduction to sonic cleansing. But Clarisonic also makes a variety of interchangeable brush heads for specific facial skin types and conditions.

    Why is it different: Cleansing the skin more thoroughly removes impurities trapped in pores. Once those obstructions are removed, skin-care products can absorb better, making skin much more receptive to treatments, lotions, and serums.

    How do I use it: Traditional methods of cleansing don't get your skin as clean as you'd think. Using sonic technology, the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System works with skin's natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional methods leave behind--leaving skin softer, smoother, and more beautiful.

    * You've seen it around, it's been out for a while now. Why haven't you bought one?! I attribute the improved (now nearly perfect) quality of my skin to this amazing invention! My skin completely cleared up and it smoothed out the texture so much! I tell everyone I know they need to own one, the benefits greatly outweigh the price...I would pay WAY more for it considering it made me feel better about myself and my skin forever!  

  • Bliss - Micro magic spa-powered microdermabrasion treatment certified fabulous
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    Magical (YES) microdermabrasion treatment contains skin-smoothing volcanic pumice, conditioning vitamin E and soothing aloe that help gently treat the appearance of dullness and surface imperfections to give your skin a fresher, softer, more revitalized look and feel for spa-perfect results at home.

    * Holy freaking AMAZING!!! This product blew me away and gave me the best cleaning / polishing my face has ever had (apart from my Clarisonic of course)! It completely surprised and amazed me and I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone looking for at at-home microdermabrasion treatment. FABULOUS!

  • Hydropeptide clarifying toner pre treatment toner anti-aging wrinkle serum antioxidant certified fabulous
    HydroPeptide: PRE-TREATMENT TONER  - Balance and Brighten

    Pre-treats skin with 6 peptides including a Triple Action Collagen Peptide, Relaxing Peptide, Antioxidant Peptide, Moisture-Binding Peptide and Preservative peptides for superior anti-aging results. 

    * Excellent toner! I use this at night after I cleanse my face, then apply the toner before my serums and creams.  I love toners and use them at least once a day, I feel like they are an important part of a skin care routine. HydroPeptide has amazing products that work exactly the way they claim to and I have been a fan ever since I first experienced the brand :)

    HydroPeptide: HYDROSTEM+6  - Stem Cell Antioxidant Serum

    Amino Peptides, Botanical Stem Cells, Niacin, Hyaluronic Acid - This powerful age-defying treatment unites rejuvenating peptides with six antioxidant-rich botanical stem cells that guard against free radicals and create more radiant, ageless-looking skin. High performing hydrators nourish and restore moisture balance. Skin clarity and luminosity immediate improve while the appearance of fine lines and wrinkle diminish.

    * Fabulous serum!!! I love how it feels when applied and how well it absorbs into my skin forming a "shield" of protection on my face as it works it magic overnight to bring beautiful skin. It brings me instant gratification as well as overnight results that I love waking up to :)  

    HydroPeptide: CLARIFYING TONERBalance Control Pads

    Clarifying + Brightening Peptides, Azelaic + Lactic Acid, Canadian Willowherb - These anti-aging skin clarifying toner pads reveal healthy skin with renewing alpha hydroxy acids and a pore-cleansing peptide that will help create a flawless complexion.

    * I LOVE this toner, especially since it comes already to used with pre-moistened pads that you can take out of the jar and apply easily and anywhere. Each pad, from the first to the last, had the perfect amount of toner saturation and I only needed to use one for my whole face and neck. These are my favorite morning products to use. I wake up and swipe my face with a pad before I apply my lotions and I am good!!!  An absolute must have that never dried out skin, but keeps it balanced and properly hydrated without a slimy feeling. LOVE! 

    All Free of:

    - Gluten
    - Artificial Fragrance
    - Parabens
    - Phenoxyethanol
    - PEG’s
    - Phthalate
    - Sulfates

    http://shop.hydropeptide.com 
  • KORRES wild rose face  eye serum certified fabulous review beauty fall skincare

    KORRES wild rose face & eye serum

    An ultra-concentrated vitamin C face and eye serum that is clinically proven to brighten skin, smooth the look of fine lines, and improve skin texture

    KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
    • Brighten skin, smooth fine lines, and even the skin texture with this potent natural serum.
    • Ultra-concentrated vitamin C found in wild rose helps to repair skin discolorations while boosting skin’s brightness and radiance.
    • Baobab tree extract, in combination with a wheat proteins agent, provides an instant firming and line-smoothing effect and has been clinically proven to considerably reduce the number, depth, and length of wrinkles.

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    I'm obsessed with Vitamin C in skincare, mainly because I have seen the results on myself so dramatically that I make sure I use it daily! This serum amazingly has sufficent Vitamin C as well as the aroma of rose :) I love applying this as my night treatment after I cleanse my skin. 
     
    www.korresusa.com 
  • Colgate enamel health toothpaste toothbrush certified fabulous
    Colgate Enamel Health Whitening’s dual action formula
    • Helps replenish natural calcium
    • Gently Polishes
    • Gently Whitens
    • Fights Cavities
    • Freshens Breath
    * This toothpaste has kept my teeth perfectly white and protects against staining of morning coffee and evening red wine! I am VERY impressed by the extreme clean I feel after and the bright, white smile looking back at me in the mirror :) The foaming action is incredible and you only need a dab to clean your whole mouth making it last a while!

    Colgate 360 Enamel Health SENSITIVE TOOTHBRUSH
    • 48% softer bristles
    • Helps protect enamel surfaces and gums
    • Cheek and tongue cleaner helps remove 98% more bacteria
    • Polishing cups help to gently remove stains
    • Raised cleaning tips help get into hard-to-reach-places
  • Primetime Smile - Smile Fresh pen certified fabulous reviewPRIME TIME SMILE Smile Fresh Pen in Sparkling Mint

    No matter where you are, or where you’re going…enjoy your coffee, tea, or tasty treats! A quick swipe of this minty gel freshens breath instantly, and fights stains to keep teeth white and shiny…so you’re always ready for anything!


    How To Use:
    • Twist dial until gel is visible on brush. (It may take many turns the first time.)
    • Brush gel onto teeth
    • Apply any time to freshen breath and polish teeth in seconds!

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    The perfect travel companion for your purse to use daily or when traveling to use when needed! I like it it freshens breath and protects against stains!! I make sure this is always where I am so I can use in any situation. 

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  • Gerard Cosmetics - COLOR YOUR SMILE LIGHTED LIP GLOSS WILD ORCHID Lorde certified fabulous trends
    Gerard Cosmetics - COLOR YOUR SMILE LIGHTED LIP GLOSS - Wild Orchid

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    Wow, was the first thought when I put this on! The color was so bright, pigmented and gorgeous I couldn't stop looking at it! The texture and wear feels like half lipstick, half gloss and it is stunning!  It lasted nearly all of my work day, I did freshen it up after lunch but only to enhance the color and boldness. When I posted a picture of me wearing it on Instagram my followers were impressed and wanting to own it for themselves :) If you want to be noticed wear this! <3 LOVE!


  • zumba wear FW2014

    Transfer the looks from the runway to the gym with Zumba® wear’s FW14 collection! From bold colors and funky prints, Zumba® wear offers a fashionable collection that hits the biggest trends from NYFW! 

    Funky Cropped Harem - Mesh tops and slouchy pants are back, as proven by the collections from Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang. Instead of hunting through your drawers for your t-shirt from ’96, freshen the look with the Funky Cropped Harem.

    * These pants are SO comfortable, it's like the new age sweat pant equivalent only more stylish, hah. 

    Tri-Me Zip-Up Hoodie - Escada, Prabal Gurung, and Narcisco Rodriguez showcased bright reds and sweet pinks in their collection. Get the sweetheart look with the Tri-Me Zip Up Hoodie.

    * Perfect style and feels comfortable to wear! I like the extra zippers on the shoulder for when you need some additional air ventilation. Perfect for the hot and cold fall weather changes! 

    www.zumba.com 

  • On October 15 be sure to check out the new Zumba shoe launch! The global multimedia fitness leader and creator of the acclaimed Zumba® fitness revolution is now bringing dance fitness fashion to your feet! Zumba‘s footwear collection available in an array of colors on zumba.com, zappos.com, amazon.com and in select Finish Line stores.

    zumba wear fw2014 fashion fitness workout clothes certified fabulous fall

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