(ABOVE) I love t-strap flats with skirts. They’re comfortable, plus have a bit more interest than plain flats.
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December 9, 2018 / Video Post Notes
ABOUT MY WARM-WEATHER FALL LOOK AND…MY TEETH
All-Natural Tooth-Whitening Products
First, let me clear up something about my teeth. Several kind people on social media have said how white they are and wanted to know my secret. But, as I confessed to them, my teeth are not as white as my photographs and videos sometimes make them appear. That’s why I posted the photograph below. It more realistically portrays how my teeth look in real life.
I don’t use a teeth whitener, because I’m concerned about the ingredients causing stomach issues. However, several days a week I do brush with just baking soda after breakfast. Otherwise, I use a Tom’s of Maine or Jason fluoride-free, SLS-free, all-natural toothpaste morning and night. I have to say, I’m pretty amazed at how well this combination works, because I drink tea daily, and often have wine twice weekly.
Occasionally, I’ll brush twice a day with baking soda for a full week. The difference before and after is pretty amazing. Come to think of it, I used to do this once every month or so, but it’s been more than a year since I did that last. Definitely time for me to get back to that routine.
Nine years ago, right after my braces were removed, I tried an all-natural, brush-on whitener but, unfortunately, I don’t remember the product name. I Googled “all-natural brush-on teeth whitener” but can’t for the life of me find it anywhere on line. (I would definitely know it if I saw it.) When I do find it, I’ll include it in a future post. I loved the results, because my teeth had been very yellow before.
Lightweight, Cognac & Black Fall Look
Recently, it was in the low 60s Fahrenheit during the day, and I got to wear my cosy sweaters and black leather jacket for the first time this fall. Yay! Then, it was back into the 80s, and again I was pulling out my warm-weather fall looks, like the one I wore here for lunch at Nordstrom with my friend *CSG. (Today, it got up to 79 Fahrenheit, then it rained, and now it’s overcast and 72.)
Wild-Caught Salmon Lunch at Nordstrom Bistro
CSG and I dined at Nordstrom Cafe Bistro. (You can see their menu here.) We go there often, since it’s conveniently at Waterside Shops, and I like it in particular because they offer a wild-caught salmon salad. From what I’ve read, wild-caught salmon has much fewer toxins than other forms. (This Mercola.com article actually calls farmed salmon junk food.) I buy canned 365 Alaskan Wild Salmon for the lunch salad I prepare at home nearly every day (when I’m not using sardines).
I hope you all have a peaceful week.
~Janis Lyn Johnson
*CSG (Camera-Shy Girlfriend)
Scenes From The Video
(ABOVE) At Nordstrom Cafe Bistro, my friends and I like to sit in the cozy booths (which you can see peeking out from behind a wall on the right). However, there also are four-seater tables and (BELOW) a bar.
(ABOVE) CSG ordered the Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad and (BELOW) I had the Wild Salmon Nicoise with my own dressing (for recipe, see my post here). I carry it in a four-ounce glass bottle, which comes in a box of six. I use the others for coconut oil, to soften my skin. I keep one by the sink in the kitchen, one by our bed, and another in our bathroom.
What I Wore
(ABOVE & BELOW) My Kate Spade sunglasses are prescription glasses. As for my Hat, it’s the same style I wore in my last post–a vlog about my lunch at Village on Venetian Bay–however, this hat is a lighter color.
(ABOVE) 100% Pure Eyeliner Pencil, Blackest, which I smudged with the Eco Tools Smudge Brush from the EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Set Collection. When I remember ;-), I apply a dusting of powder foundation over eye powder or eyeliner to keep them from transferring to my upper lid. It doesn’t show here, because the photo was taken that morning, but by the afternoon a little had smudged onto my upper lid, since I’d forgotten to put powder over it. Oops.
TOP: Ralph Lauren (similar Crepe Back-Pleat Blouse, Crepe Split-Neck Blouse, Embroidered-Sleeve Split-Neck Top; alternative Cotton Fitted Shirt, Cotton-Blend Cross-Front Top) / SKIRT: Ann Taylor (similar Ann Taylor; also Nordstrom Stretch-Knit Pencil Skirt, Ponte-Knit Midi Skirt; High-Waist Ponte-Knit Pencil Skirt).
EYEWEAR: Kate Spade (mine are these prescription glasses made into sunglasses) / BAG: Gigi New York, pebble leather (same Gigi New York Tote, but with zipper top and snake; larger Gigi New York Tote; alternative totes Nordstrom here, here, Longchamp, Fendi) / SHOES: (similar t-strap Calvin Klein; similar wide width spectator Tory Burch; alternative Calf-Hair Loafer) / HAT: Slogger’s Sun Hat (I also often wear this Lifeguard Hat).
BRACELET #1: David Yurman 18k Gold Cable Spira Bracelet / BRACELET #2: David Yurman Starburst Cable Bracelet / BRACELET #3: David Yurman Cable Classics Bracelet With 14k Gold / WATCH: Cartier Small 18k Gold Tank Watch, Alligator Strap (pre-loved Barney’s New York, The RealReal); alternative Tory Burch Tank Watch, Timex Classic Watch).
MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Cream, Argan & Pomegranate / LIPS-EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter (under eyes, top of cheekbone) / FACE MAKEUP: Gabriel Dual Powder Foundation, in Bamboo and Medium Beige, applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here) and Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush / CHEEKS: Gabriel Apricot Powder Blush, applied with EcoTools Cruelty-Free Stippling Brush / LIPS: Gabriel Lipstick, Eve / EYES:) 100% Pure Eyeliner Pencil, Blackest, which I smudged with the Eco Tools Smudge Brush from the EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Set Collection /LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea.
SALAD DRESSING BOTTLE: Glass, Leak-Proof, 4 oz.
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Kate Spade Prescription Glasses (I Had These Turned Into Prescription Sunglasses)
Gigi New York Zip-Top, Snake Tote (More Colors Available)
Gigi New York Open-Top, Leather Tote (More Colors Available)
Longchamp Leather and Nylon Tote (More Colors Available)
Leather Crossbody and Tote (More Colors Available)
Croc-Embossed Leather Tote (On Sale)
Leather T-Strap Flat (More Colors Available)
Tory Burch Spectator Flat (Wide Width, More Colors Available)