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December 16, 2014

Stay Healthy with Listerine® + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

After baskets of candy that result from Halloween, followed by the delicious pumpkin pie and sugary desserts that come along with Thanksgiving, keeping your mouth healthy is extremely important this time of year.

With the holidays quickly approaching, the last thing you want to be self-conscious about under the mistletoe or at the turn of a new year is bad breath! LISTERINE® mouthwash wants you to be prepared for anything with the best party accessory there is – a clean and healthy mouth.

Listering Antiseptic morning routine

Not-so-fun fact: Brushing alone actually misses 75 percent of your mouth! I don’t know about you, but I’m not feeling too confident with those odds.

I have been using LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash at least once a day for years, and I can tell an immediate difference in the overall feel in my mouth if I skip a day or two. Want to know my secret for bright teeth and a clean track record at the Dentist? LISTERINE® Mouthwash.

Cover the majority of what your toothbrush and floss are missing in under a minute of swishing a day with LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash.

using listerine antiseptic mouthwash

Simply 30 seconds of swishing with 4 teaspoons of the liquid each morning and night can help you reach nearly 100 percent of your mouth and kill the germs that cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath. LISTERINE® Antiseptic has been shown to reduce 52 percent more plaque and 21 percent more gingivitis than brushing and flossing alone!

Listerine Ultraclean Antiseptic mouthwash

Considering the majority of adult Americans will develop gingivitis at some point in their lives (and maybe not even know it), oral health is a concern we should draw a little more attention to!

“The Essentials” work together to pack the powerful punch to kill those hard to reach germs, and are found in the four essential oils that originally came from plant sources that have protected your mouth for over a century.

• Eucalyptol

Derived from trees usually found in Australia, this essential oil acts as both an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent.

• Menthol

Identical to the menthol found in natural corn mint, this essential oil is known for its germ killing properties.

• Thymol

Identical to the thymol in natural thyme and ajowan herb, research continues to demonstrate this essential oil’s effectiveness against bacteria.

• Methyl Salicylate

Identical to the methyl salicylate in natural wintergreen, this essential oil is also found in chewing gum due to its fresh flavoring properties.

No other branded mouthwash has this unique, fixed combination formula that kills millions of germs on contact, all the while helping keep your mouth healthy and holiday party ready all year long!

Listering Antiseptic mouthwash routine

For more information on LISTERINE® mouthwash, its unique essential oil-based formula, and how you can improve your oral health, visit www.listerine.com/products-essential-oils.

$100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

Want even more motivation to stay on track over the holidays? How about the chance to win $100 VISA Gift Card?

To enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post naming the four essential oils found in LISTERINE® mouthwash.

Good luck!

Sweepstakes Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

  1. Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  2. Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#Listerine” and “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  3. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification e-mail will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher.com e-mail address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 12/16/14 – 1/15/15.

Be sure to visit the LISTERINE® brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!


*Disclosure: Although this post is sponsored by the LISTERINE® brand, all thoughts and opinions remain my own!

December 9, 2014

December Stitch Fix Breakdown

Hello! I hope you are all having a great Tuesday so far. Mine has been pretty busy. I love it.

I’m currently coming to you from a Panera Bread on a break before I go to the gym for training. I love when I can get free wi-fi, coffee, and a healthy, substantial meal all in the same place. #bloggersdream

Anyways, before I get off topic, I have another month of fashion goodies to share with you. Here we go!

December 2014 Stitch Fix Breakdown

Almost every month, I receive a box from Stitch Fix (<- affiliate link), which is an online styling service I have blogged about several times.

For those of you who haven’t heard of it, you must be new around here. Hi, and welcome! Oh, and you can read more about how it all works here.

December 2014 Stitch Fix Review

The short version of what these “fixes” entail:

• Sign up for the service and fill out an online styling profile.

• Receive your “fix” in the mail.

• Keep what you want, return what you don’t, and checkout online.

Fun, right? This month’s fix included:

These Towne & Reese Kassidy Sunburst Drop Earrings: $28.

stitch fix earring towne & reese kassidy sunburst drop earrings

(similar, similar, similar)

This Skies are Blue Riley Embroidered Trim Top: $48.

stitch fix skies are blue riley embroidered trim top

This Liverpool Mira Skinny Pull-On Jean: $78.

stitch fix liverpool mira skinny pull-on jean

(similar, similar, similar)

This Papermoon Jonie 3/4 Sleeve Chevron Print Elastic Waist Henley Dress: $64.

stitch fix papermoon 34 chevron dress

And this Skies are Blue Tory Textured Button Front Shirt: $48.

stitch fix skies are blue tory textured button front shirt

Oh, Stitch Fix. We’ve been on such a great road together this year… but, I have to admit that I was disappointed with my fix this time. Just like last month’s, I just don’t feel like the style was me.

I ended up keeping two items, mostly because I had referral credits sitting in my account. (Thanks, guys!) Can you guess which items?

I was mostly bothered with the materials this go around.

The dress fit like a glove (which I loved), but the material felt cheap. Not worth the $64 price tag, anyways.

stitch fix paper moon dress chevron

It’s a shame too… because it was super comfortable.

papermoon 34 chevron henley dress


The next thing I tried on was the pair of pull-on skinny jeans.

I didn’t think I would like them at first, but then I remembered how in love I was with my last pair of high waisted skinny jeans from Stitch Fix. Plus, this pair has elastic to pull-on, which is essentially a comfy early to mid pregnancy pant… when that day comes around.

stitch fix skies are blue tory textured button front shurt and liverpool mira skinny pull on jean

I paired it with the textured button front shirt, but knew what I was focusing on right away (the jeans). Once again, not a fan of the material of the top here. It came wrinkled, and… it kind of reminded me of my grandmother’s couch. Neither one of those things are a great sign.

stitch fix skies are blue textured botton front shirt closeup


I kept the jeans on and tried the embroidered trim top on next.

Meh, it just didn’t do anything for me. You can’t really tell here because I have my hand on my hip, but it felt very baggy and unflattering. I also didn’t care for where the sleeves hit my arm. I don’t know… I just didn’t really like this item.

stitch fix skies are blye riley ebroidered trim top


I decided to keep the jeans! I thought they were overpriced, but the quality felt good. I have been looking for a really thick skinny jean/jegging for a quite a while and loved the fit and feel of this pair.

I also kept the earrings! For $28, they are a great addition to my collection of accessories. I can use them to dress my outfits up or down and love the dark green color.

Overall Review

Stitch Fix boxes have always been a hit or miss for me. Even though I got two great items out of this one, I just don’t feel like the stylists are getting my style lately. This really bums me out, because I have had some really great fixes in the past!

After making my returns this month, I made sure to check out with a lot of notes. I updated my style profile on their website and also started pinning a lot more of my exact style wishes to my Pinterest fashion board. I decided to skip my fix next month and will be revisiting the service in February.

I always enjoy the simple pleasure of receiving a box full of fashion surprises at my doorstep, so whether I keep the entire box of items or nothing at all, I still do enjoy the service. Let’s just hope my next fix is a little more me!

Previous Stitch Fix Reviews

December 2013 – Stitch Fix #1: My First Stitch Fix

January 2014 – Stitch Fix #2: Second Stitch Fix for the Win

February 2014 – Stitch Fix #3: That Time I Kept Everything

March 2014 – Stitch Fix #4: Yes and Nos

April 2014 – Stitch Fix #5: Just a Few Quality Pieces a Month

May 2014 – Stitch Fix #6: May Stitch Fix Breakdown

June 2014 – Stitch Fix #7: June Stitch Fix Breakdown

September 2014 – Stitch Fix #8: Welcome Back, Stitch Fix

October 2014 – Stitch Fix #9: October Stitch Fix Breakdown

November 2014 – Stitch Fix #10: November Stitch Fix Breakdown


Disclamer: Although I included an affiliate link at the top, this post was not sponsored. I pay for my service and the clothing on my own, and wanted to share the company with you because I enjoy the service. I do get a small credit towards my fixes if you sign up using my referral link. Other affiliate links are also included. As always, any support is greatly appreciated! <3

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