Contest | Show Off That Brilliant Smile! Brush. Whiten. Go.™

Show Off That Brilliant Smile! Brush. Whiten. Go., Colgate Canada
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Colgate* Optic White™. All thoughts and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting me and the brands I work with.
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If you know me, you know I smile a lot, heaps in fact. It’s a huge part of my life and I’m generally a pretty happy person. I’ve always been the one flashing her teeth around, spreading sunshine with a smile. ??? Having nice teeth started early with mum’s influence. In high school, I had braces and unlike other kids, loved going to the orthodontist for updates. Brilliant smile!

Skip ahead a few years after coffee, wine, age etc., keeping that smile bright is important.

Colgate contacted me a couple weeks ago about trying their new Colgate* Optic White™ Toothbrush + Whitening Pen and I was totally down to give it a go. (Tbh, I’d seen it on tv and wanted to try it already). Got one for Sean too.

I’ve been using the new Colgate* Optic White™ Toothbrush + Whitening Pen for about a week and it’s quick and easy. One thing to note is the whitening gel has a nice minty taste and won’t hurt your gums. Maybe you’ve considered getting your teeth whitened, but have yet to do so. If this is the case, you may find that visiting a Dentist in Healdsburg for example, could be the push you need to get you the smile you have always wanted. Anyway, I have sensitive teeth so I wanted to test this out before giving you my thoughts. This is a convenient and affordable way to get whiter teeth. Saying this though, if you have considered getting your teeth whitened professionally as you know that you won’t be able to be consistent while using this whitening pen, doing some research to find Dentist New York (if you live in New York) or somewhere closer to your location could finally get you on the right track to getting the smile you have always wanted.

If you’re a smoker and your teeth are yellowing, switching out the cigarettes for something like this Vape Starter Kit then whitening your teeth you’ll see much greater results.

Perfect for everyday use and easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Brush. Use your regular toothpaste. The toothbrush has specially designed polishing bristles and stain removers to help remove surface stains.
  2. Whiten. After brushing, apply whitening gel with whitening pen. It takes a few seconds to apply and adhere to teeth. No wait, no rinse.
  3. Go.™ Store pen inside brush.

Giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win for you and your BFF, no purchase necessary. Giveaway begins on Monday, Sept,. 21 and closes on Friday, Septemeber 25. Follow @CasieStewart on Twitter or Pinterest, follow @OpticWhite on Twitter. Enter the giveaway by tweeting about it, and tag @casiestewart and @opticwhite using the hashtag #giveaway. One entry per person, per email. Find official rules here.

I look forward to seeing your pearly whites!

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Contest | Spread The Love: Reese Spreads French Toast Sandwich

Happy Friday! I don’t often blog about food but I made something reallllllly amazing for family breakfast at the cottage last weekend. Sharing with you today in case you’ve got someone you’d like to impress. My creation, Reese Peanut Butter Spread French Toast Sandwich! I used a pancake batter to lather a Reese sandwich made with white bread and then French toast it.

Reese contacted me and asked if I’d tried their latest new product.  As it turns out, I had JUST created this. It’s quick and easy (not so healthy) breakfast! YOLO!

Reese Spreads French Toast Sandwich

You’ll need:

  • Reese Spreads
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tbl spoon Sugar
  • q1 tbl spoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tbl spoon Baking powder
  • Maple Syrup – as much as you want!
  • Strawberries & whipped cream to top it off

  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Put some butter on there.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder. Whisk it.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the milk, egg. Whisk again.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined but still slightly lumpy.
  5. Put Reese spread on bread into a sandwich. Make 4-6.
  6. Dip each sandwich in batter and put on the grill.
  7. Flip after 3 min or until fully cooked. Should be a bit brown. Add more butter to pan if necessary.
  8. Set aside or on a warm plate until they’re all ready.
  9. Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream, and fresh fruit, as desired.
  10. Add bacon on the side!

To make all your Reese peanut butter and chocolate dreams come true, they’ve included a prize pack worth $100 for you. Simply enter below and I’ll pick a random winner next week. For more recipe ideas visit the Hershey website or find Reese on Facebook. If you end up making this PLEASE tweet me a photo. Or invite me over…. ?!

Have a wonderful weekend!

CASIE

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Contest | TIFF ’15 Win A Celebrity Gift Bag from the #NKPRIT15 Lounge

Last week I visited the NKPR IT Lounge at the TIFF bell Lightbox. This lounge, hosted by NKPR, celebrates it’s 10th year and brings together an array of great products and sponsors, to offer gifts to celebrities in town for the festival.

I was very Ellen Degeneres/Justin Bieber when I visited. haha. 

Celebrating 10 and 40 years respectively, NKPR’s highly sought-after IT Lounge and the Toronto International Film Festival will officially partner for the first time – a coming together of the decades – to create an exclusive anniversary Festival experience at TIFF. … In 2006, NKPR’s IT Lounge was the first gifting suite in North America to bring cause to the forefront. This tradition of giving back continues, and in 2015 a donation will be made to Artists for Peace and Justice for every celebrity who sits for a portrait.

Since Last Week An Array of Celebrities Rolled Through

 

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What’s in the NKPR It Lounge Swag Bag?

 

The winner will receive premium festival treats below, plus extras including an eOne DVD collection of popular films from previous TIFF years.

  • – Racinne Lady I Messaging Rejuvenation System $69.99
  • – Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Pharmacy $59.95
  • – OGX Beauty Organix Sea Mineral Moisture Surge Treatment $14.50
  • – Case of Flow water
  • – BottleGreen Sparkling Elderflower Water
  • – David’s Tea – Pumpkin Chai
  • – Barilla Pasta
  • – CROSS Pen
  • – Square One – $50 Gift Card
  • – Festival Hair Essentials Pack from Goody valued at $50
  • – Fuzz Wax Bar – 1 free service
  • – Tom Tailor Canvas Bag

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Enter to Win an The NKPR IT Lounge Celebrity Swag Bag

 

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For an EXTRA entry retweet this tweet and comment on this Facebook post. Each one will get you another entry and increase your chances of winning the mega prize. Open to anyone in Canada. Sorry Americano & overseas friends!  Contest closes in one week. Happy TIFF! [symple_button url=”https://twitter.com/casiestewart/status/644591564740796416″ color=”black” size=”default” border_radius=”3px” target=”self” rel=”” icon_left=”” icon_right=””]RT This Tweet[/symple_button] [symple_button url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156011417920207&set=a.10150200105415207.437413.501625206&type=1&theater” color=”black” size=”default” border_radius=”3px” target=”self” rel=”” icon_left=”” icon_right=””]Comment on This Post[/symple_button]

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The Estrella Damm Tapas Journey

Tapas Journey

Last week I had the opportunity to check out the Estralla Damm Tapas Journey at Kanpai in Toronto’s East End. Tapas and pintxos are staples of Spanish cuisine, small plate snacks meant to be enjoyed & shared with friends. It was my first visit to Kanpai and we were treated to amazing service that made a great date night.

Estrella Damm launched Canada’s inaugural Tapas Journey in Toronto on August 14th and it goes until TOMORROW ONLY  it’s over now..

This was my first time trying Estrella Damm and it reminded me of Sapporo (my fav beer). It was lite, refreshing, and delicious. I would know because I sampled it MORE than a few times that night. Heh heh. ?

Twenty of the city’s best restaurants were featuring three mouth-watering tapas served with a cold Estrella Damm for $20.

Participating restaurants include: Barsa TabernaBeastByblosCarmenCavaEast Thirty-SixEl Catrin, Kanpai Snack BarLos ColibrísMamakas Taverna, MarbenMata Petisco BarNota BenePatriaRaca Café & Bar, Salt Wine BarTaverna MercattoThe Good SonValdezWeslodge

ALSO, pick up a passport at any of the 20 participating Tapas Journey restaurants and get it stamped. When you share a picture of your Tapas Journey stamp on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #TapasJourney you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Miami to attend the Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress and see Ferran Adrià, the world’s most awarded chef.

If you check out somewhere great tonight/tomorrow or want to share your Tapas Journey, tweet me!

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Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m still in my hometown hanging out with mum. 

? CASIE

 

 

Photography credit Jeffrey Chan courtesy of Estrella Damm.Except for my tweet of course!

The Perfect Summer Road Trip #SummerCovered

The Perfect Summer Road Trip #SummerCovered

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road with your BFFs and ditch the concrete jungle. You may already be in the process of looking at a Christchurch motorhome hire company to plan your trip to New Zealand, or maybe a road trip to California is something that you’d all agreed on. Either way, planning your trip is essential. I love packing up the car and heading up north, to Montreal, or across the border. Next time, I might plan on investing in an RV instead of driving. It’s just so I can have a different experience and I’d be with my best friends, so it’d be hard not to have fun! If you are like me and are considering going on a road trip in this fashion, seeing as I was recommended to check out sites such as good sam ESP here, I’m now offering my knowledge to you guys too!

I’ve had some pretty epic road trips over the years! However, I’ve never been on a road trip in an RV, which is something that has been reccommended to me on many occasions. I know that Texas has outstanding rv routes, so this would probably be my desired road trip of choice.

Once a couple friends and I drove to Austin, Texas for SXSW and another time we drove and sang our way to Chicago. Another one of my favs was a road trip to Montreal, so great in the summer!

There’s always a few things I make sure to stock up on before hitting the road and you can find them all at Shoppers Drug Mart. This is my second post in partnership with Shoppers, your one-stop spot before you hit the open road for a summer road trip. Did someone say snacks?

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SUMMER ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS:

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Snacks are KEY to long (or short) road trips! I like having a mixture of salty and sweet. Let me tell you I could down a bag of Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn before leaving the driveway, it’s delicious! This PC dark chocolate will last you from start to finish, and if you don’t eat the whole thing on the car ride you can use this bitter-sweet bar in baking.

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I prefer cruising with the windows down, feeling the wind in my hair vs. AC and windows up. However, this means you’re gonna get sweaty, electrolytes in Gatorade will keep you hydrated for the long ride. On that note, pack Lady Speed Stick in your purse, it won’t leave a residue and gives you 48-hour protection.

I also recommend packing some wipes that can be used for cleaning up messy hands, spills, or wiping off makeup. All that’s left to to do now is top up on gas, map your route, put on a playlist, and GO.

Take note, when you visit Shoppers between June 20th – July 17th and spend $10 or more using your Optimum card, you’ll receive a PIN card. Simply enter the PIN code at shoppersdrugmart.ca/summercontest for a chance to win 1 of 5 Prizes of $5,000. Now that’ll make a super sweet road trip! Car upgrade anyone?

Once you’ve stocked up on all the goods you’ll ready to hit the open road. Heading to the cottage? Check out my post on cottage essentials here. For more products and to find your closest SDM, visit shoppersdrugmart.ca/funinthesun. Safe travels!

<3 CASIE