Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vanity, thy name is Pammeey

For some reason, I got it in my head that I need to whiten my teeth. Honestly, I think it's television and the movies. Have you seen how blindingly white actors' teeth are these days? Whatever the reason, I picked up some teeth whitening strips. (Don't judge me.) Because I'm all about trying to save a buck or two, I bought the Target brand equivalent of the Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips. I doubt there's much difference and I'm not planning to find out.

I have to wonder if vanity is worth it. The strips are quite sticky, and you aren't careful (and yes, I speak from experience) you will end up with your jaw stuck shut for several minutes while the strips dissolve. And the dissolving process is kind of gross. You'll look a bit like a mad dog for a few minutes.

But once they've dissolved, your mouth will feel minty, then it will feel normal. I'm only on my first day of trying the strips so I can speak to their actual effectiveness. But they're kind of weird.

And it's all for the sake of vanity.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I tried a free sample of some kind of whitening strip once, but I have sensitive teeth. For two days after, any temperature of food hurt my teeth.

Pammeey said...

I'm hoping they don't make my teeth sensitive. We shall see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Which makes it hard to type. Har har har.

Lisa said...

I'm hoping to see a before and after. Okay, not really. But you so oughta take pictures for yourself, to gauge the progress!

Pammeey said...

I'm really bad about before and after pictures. I usually think about it halfway through whatever it is I'm transforming, whether it's a remodeling project, teeth whitening or getting in shape.

melissa said...

i'm with kate... i tried a couple days of the strips once, and it hurt too badly. i thought i'd pace myself with the strips.

i think i bought the 2 week cheapo pack about a year ago. not through them yet.

some yellow things are pretty too... sunflowers... ummm....