My Daily #HealthyEssentials

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

I don’t spend much time getting ready to leave my house in the mornings. I’m a little too busy helping three little boys get everything ready for school.

I’ve never felt the need to be that super put-together, fashionable girl. That wasn’t me before kids and it still isn’t.

But at the same time, I want to look put together enough that I don’t look like a total slob, either(unless it’s one of those days when I know I’m not getting out of minivan and I’m going straight home after drop-off… even though those usually end up being the days when I unexpectedly need to go inside the school or stop at the store).

To help make getting ready as easy as possible, I have a few staples that I rely on. Finding quality and cute yoga pants is one trick(yes, I consider jeans dressing up most of the time). Cute shoes I can easily slip on is another. I can do a fishtail braid fake-out in less than two minutes, same with a not-so-messy messy bun.

If I leave the house without any make up, I hear the “you look tired” comments. To keep things quick and easy, I use a tinted moisturizer(since I’d be putting on a moisturizer anyway, that really doesn’t any time to my routine), as well as a mascara and lip stick(why does it feel like my lips are disappearing as I get older?).  I’ve been using NEUTROGENA® Healthy Volume mascara and MoistureSmooth Color Stick lately.

Though, on my most rushed mornings, when I don’t do a thing with my hair and I walk out the door in my pajamas, the one thing I do not skip is brushing my teeth.

I’ve been using REMBRANDT® DEEPLY WHITE®+ Peroxide Fresh Mint Toothpaste(and used their whitening strips last month). It removes surface stains and deeply penetrates to visibly whiten teeth inside and out, all while restoring enamel. It uses the same enamel safe whitening ingredient that dentists use. That’s something to smile about!

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What products are your daily go-to’s?

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  1. I already use REMBRANDT Whitening Paste and I actually do think my teeth are whiter just from using it.  Definitely an awesome product.
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  2. I love the Rembrandt Whitening Toothpaste. I think my teeth are looking better already from just a week of use. I have the strips but haven’t used them yet. I need to pull them out and give them a try too!
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  3. I haven’t tried REMBRANDT before. I’ve been a Crest girl but I’m super tempted by the whitening. I want that! And, like you, even on my most rushed morning the teeth get brushed.
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  4. I havent tried this brand, but we have a brand that we use for whitening. I’ll haveto try this. : )
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  5. I can’t live without my jeans and Danskos. My long cape/shawl/wrap thingy goes over everything!!!  My go-to beauty products:  BB cream, lipstick, and Mascara in black.  I’ve just started doing coconut oil pulling on my teeth in the morning.  It makes my teeth feel great, but the process isn’t second nature yet.

  6. I always, always brush my teeth first thing in the morning. (I just can’t use whitening toothpastes because my teeth are too sensitive.) And I generally don’t leave without mascara. I’ve been experimenting with brands, and I think a Bare Minerals mascara is one of my favorites right now.
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  7. um, for me? deodorant. I have a really big fear of smelling badly.

  8. I have not tried this brand but I was always a fan of Crest we just switched over to colgate because it was on sale and it felt so wrong lol

  9. My teeth need whitening. I need to try this.
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  10. I personally  haven’t tried REMBRANDT before. I’ve been using Crest since forever…may give it a whirl!
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  11. Moisturizer!! My skin is always so incredibly dry.
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  12. My go-tos are simple: lipgloss (or chapstick during dry months), face wash, and a moisturizer. I only fool with makeup 2-3 times a year when we are dressing up and I want to go all out.
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  13. I’m a colgate total girl, but I would certainly try a stain removing toothpaste!
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  14. My go-tos every morning are moisturizer, toothpaste and deodorant.  Everything else is just an “extra”!
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  15. I’ve never tried this brand! Maybe I’ll pick it up!
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  16. I want to try Rembrandt, I keep hearing good things about it! I am going to look for it the next time I’m at the grocery store. 
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  17. i haven’t seen the rembrandt brand for a long time. i used them many years ago with much success
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  18. I am good with whatever is cheapest and offers a coupon at the time I need it. BUT my mom LOVES rembrandt.  
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  19. I think I will try this!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings :-)
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  20. My husband is a huge Rembrandt Fan. I’ve seen my oldest two boys buy it too!!  Thanks for sharing the coupon info.!

  21. Love coupons and I love Rembrandt! I love that minty fresh that it gives you! :)
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  22. My go to’s in the morning include getting dressed, brushing and flossing and putting on moisturizer and sun screen. If I have time to put on makeup then it’s a really good day!! LOL
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  23. The Rembrandt toothpaste is absolutely amazing- I love that your mouth actually tastes fresh when you’re using it! 

    I always love the “you look tired” comments. Or, I should say, the polite way to tell people they look like crap comments. 
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  24. I’ve been trying to create an easy morning routine! Sometimes, I forget to moisturize. Other times, I forget to brush my teeth. IT NEVER ENDS! I can’t believe I forget to do the simplest of tasks!
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  25. I basically live on soda and I’m constantly fighting the stains it leaves on my teeth. This kit would probably help that. 

  26. Eliz Frank says:

    I’ve heard of this product and would like to try it… Happy Valentine’s Day!

  27. I haven’t tried this brand before but I’m always willing to try something new. Sounds like it would be worth my time!
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  28. I was just thinking that my coffee drinking is start to catch up with me. My teeth just aren’t as white as they used to be. I think I may pick up some Rembrandt next time I’m at the store.
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