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A Sneaky Secret For Whiter Whites

With my recent battle of fighting the gold tones in my hair with the color wheel I have become increasingly interested in other things this whole idea can spill over into. Much to my excitement such technologies have not been banished to hair alone and can be used on many other whites that are headed down the yellow brink road. For instance:

A quick brightening for your teeth:
This lip gloss is blue based, so it reflects onto the teeth and really does brighten up your smile. It’s only a subtle,  but hey if you’re gonna put on some clear gloss you might as well get some blue in it! Get it at your nearest Ulta or HERE (ps this is NYX’s photo, not mine. Like I said, it’s subtle. Seems like NYX may have indulged their marketing a bit with Photoshop…or at the very least a good thorough brushing.)

Sparkle up those peepers:

Whiten and brighten the whites of your eyes!
These are blue eye drops! Kinda crazy but when you put them in your eyes they really rid you of yellowing and redness and sparkle you up. Here again the difference is subtly but last time I used mine my mom couldn’t stop saying how pretty my eyes looked. “I’ve never seen them so bright green before!”
I noticed the reviews weren’t great for these and I think that’s because the company over promises a bit. They moisturize and brighten your eyes, no doubt but it’s not a miraculous-unmistakable difference, if you know that going in, I think you’ll love them. Get them HERE

Show your white laundry some love:

Secret for brightening your whites!

How cool is this!? Why I’d never heard of it before I don’t know but when I started searching about adding blue to my white (or rather off white) laundry I found out it’s got a name! “bluing” and a total cult following.  Full disclosure, I haven’t used it yet, because I ordered it and then haven’t been home in like a month (we’ve been travelling all over the place for Nick’s golf) so Mrs. Stewart is patiently waiting for me to give her a whirl but in the meantime, there’s a whole bunch of glowing reviews that have me feeling pretty confident! Get it HERE

Have a fantastic weekend you guys! HAPPY FRIDAY!


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  • Reply
    June 7, 2013 at 5:55 am

    How long do the eye drops keep the whiteness in the eyes?

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    Jessica T
    June 7, 2013 at 7:02 am

    As always Cara, awesome tips!!! And I don’t remember if I said so, but I’m SOOOO excited that you wont he Allure contest! I will definitely be picking up a copy until I see you in it :):

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    Pink Haired Princess
    June 7, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I’ve got a few blue glosses and you’re right the effect is subtle, but it’s always handy to have especially for lip colours that have the opposite effect of making teeth look yellow.

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    June 7, 2013 at 7:45 am

    You can buy the bluing at about any grocery/discount store. Just takes a few drops diluted in the fabric softener dispenser of your washer. A bottle should last a lifetime since you only need a few drops/load!

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    Kimberly Oaxaca
    June 7, 2013 at 8:10 am

    When I was younger and used to show horses we would wash the ones who had white manes or tails with blueing to get them sparkling white 🙂

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      June 7, 2013 at 8:24 am

      I used to use it on my white horses too!

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    Maddy Cane
    June 7, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Love the idea of the lipgloss, it sounds amazing! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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    Joanne Q
    June 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I am much, much older than your usual followers and remember when bluing was always used with whites. It works well but I caution you to dilute well because you do not want bluing stains.

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    June 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Cara, this is actually why most laundry detergent is blue. I remember learning this in chemistry class and being amazed :). One of the few things I remember about that class. P.S. I love your blog and do your 4-minute face almost everyday. Some day it will only take me 4 minutes!

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    June 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Cara, that happened to me and I started taking a probiotic, Culturelle, and a chewable acidophilus from The Vitamin Shop, cleared everything right up and it’s been a year.

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    June 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I swear by bluing rinse for my whites. Joanne Q is right- make sure it is well diluted because bluing stains will never wash out.

    I use blue eyeliner on my waterline on days that my eyes look red and tired- helps perk them up. I love the idea of blue eyedrops, but wonder if they would mess with my contact lenses…

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    June 18, 2013 at 10:48 am

    My great aunt used to get her hair blued. She ad lovely white air and now I know what was happening. 🙂

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    October 21, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I used to use Mrs Stewart’s on my white horse’s mane and tail and any other stained part disolved in water when I was washing him for a horse show. 😉 Works for white dogs to. Just use as a final rinse and rinse again.

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