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Trying out Charcoal Toothpaste with Tom’s of Maine

I have a thing for white teeth, I mean, most people probably do… but I’ve tried a lot of whitening options over the years. Since I naturally have more sensitive teeth and also try to be very intentional about what is in the products that our whole family uses I was drawn to this Tom’s of Maine Activated Charcoal Toothpaste. It’s the gentlest charcoal toothpaste against other natural brands it removes surface stains and gently whitens daily. There are so many reasons when this brand aligns well with my values and why it was an obvious choice to join the Tom’s of Maine goodness circle. 

I’ve tried whitening with loose activated charcoal over the past couple years, and it does work, but I was never motivated to do it because it always made a mess. Enter, charcoal toothpaste, and not just any toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine is such a wonderful brand! Here are a few of the things that really make them stand out. 

  • It’s all natural, you can get with or without fluoride 
  • it is super gentle,  specially crafted for everyday use to be safe and gentle on your enamel, based on RDA testing
  • Helps protect against cavities 
  • SLS-free 
  • No artificial flavours, colors, or preservatives
  • Vegan
  • Not tested on animals 

Lastly, 10% of Tom’s of Maine profits go back to supporting people and the planet, love that. 

Disclosure: Products and compensation were provided to me by Tom’s of Maine, but my opinions are my own.

Our Backyard Makeover

I really love getting to spruce up a space I’ve done a lot of that on the inside of our house but the outside was overdue. Since we have so much backyard the task was a little daunting but we just focused on that patio area by the house. You can see a before photo in my Instagram post here. I’ll put all the links to everything at the bottom of the post for you.



My Hair

Before you take this (or any hair colour/cut) to your hair dresser and ask for the same thing remember that styles look very difference depending on the person. As a past hair stylist I feel the need to remind you of that 😉

Pictures are super helpful when explaining what you want so I’ve added some close ups of the colour here.

The general idea of my hair is a balayage – Level 7 at the roots and 10 at the ends, lots of focus around the face. Some blonder pieces thrown in there to add dimension. The full head is coloured (as opposed to a half head which leaves out the underneath layers of your hair.

Olaplex shampoo & conditioner (shown below) was suggested to me since I have quiet fragile hair, so going blonde is a dangerous idea but this has really been helping keep the integrity of my hair, highly recommend! Although all the credit needs to go to the kick ass stylist that gave my ends tender love and care during the lightening process.

When styling my hair is use a 1 inch curling iron (exact one linked below) and will sometimes flat iron over the ends. I’ve also added links to some favourite styling products.

A few playlists for you

Relaxed Worship – This first one is chill. I listen to it when I’m driving alone or I’ll light candles and do a little stretching (I like to call it yoga, but I’m just making up the moves, so let’s stick with stretching).

Kitchen Jams – This one is a staple for cooking with a glass-o-vino. Also good for during dinner, nothing to crazy in here.

Smooth – This one pairs well with a cocktail pre or post dinner, sitting by the fire…

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