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26 Sep 20:27

Brush Your Teeth With Black Stuff To Make Them White

by Christine Friar
KV

i have this and it works pretty well! you're supposed to do it twice a day for an entire month which i haven't done yet but it does seem to work!

Finally, a tooth-whitening solution for me

Hoo baby!!!

Having white teeth is a scam, but I still want them anyway. Ever since my preferred whitening strips were discontinued a couple of years ago, I’ve been on the lookout for something that fulfills my needs of both working and not sucking, and I think I’ve finally found it.

Here’s the deal: Products like Crest White Strips can strip enamel and leave your teeth really sensitive to cold and heat, and the effects of those laser lights the Kardashians plug on Instagram seem psychosomatic at best. What you’re left with options-wise after that is stuff like brushing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide onto your teeth, or elective whitening treatments at your dentist’s office, and who has that kind of time and expendable income? So these past couple years I’ve been brushing and flossing and making due with my natural tooth color, but it turns out I’m an idiot.

After filling my Amazon cart with my usual trash last week, I noticed their recommendations rail had something promising in it: charcoal tooth-whitening powder. Customers like me often pair it with some of the items I’d already purchased, so I clicked around to see what the deal is, and you guys—every single one of them is satisfied. The reviews were all positive. There was testimonial after testimonial about how easy the product was to use, and picture after picture of someone’s coffee-stained Before teeth right alongside their less-stained After teeth. I know what paid Amazon reviews look like, fam, and these were not them.

Since the price point was low (less than $20 when a box of White Strips will set you back $30+, easy), I ordered the powder then and there. As you can see from the picture, there’s not much to the product itself—it’s like someone took a bunch of charcoal sticks from your high school art classroom, ground them up, and is selling them online. The brand I purchased has only four ingredients*, so there’s no secret science for it to hide behind. Apparently putting charcoal on your bones just whitens them. Sick.

The application process goes as follows:

  1. Wet the tip of your toothbrush.
  2. Gently dip your bristles into the charcoal powder until they get nice n’ chalky at the ends.
  3. Brush continuously for a minute or two. You will look like that old tumblr meme celebrities with no teeth. Are you a Lovato or a Drake? Use this time to decide.
  4. Spit out some jarring, jet black sludge. The texture will be like normal spit, but it will look like something that seeps out of a deep sea vent. The visual is metal and cool and a great way to start your day.
  5. Rinse clean.
  6. Have good teeth.

That’s all! That’s the whole deal!

And hey, I’m not your doctor. Who knows what’s best for you? All I’m gonna say is that you’re allowed to scrub charcoal dust all over your teeth if you want to, and when you do, they might just get cleaner and whiter.

Mine are.

_____

*activated charcoal, clay, mint, and orange peel


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27 Sep 17:27

Röyksopp – “Never Ever” (Feat. Susanne Sundfør) Video

by Stereogum
KV

bop and a half

Royksopp - Never Ever videoA few weeks ago, the Norwegian production duo Röyksopp teamed up with singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør for the new single "Never Ever," a bright and sticky piece of cheesed-out disco euphoria. Röyksopp themselves directed the song's brand-new music video, which pushes schtick overload to Tim & Eric levels. In front of a bright, twisting multicolored … More »
27 Sep 15:50

fantaanna: vennemke

KV

omg cry



fantaanna:

vennemke

25 Sep 05:47

nya-kin:

13 Sep 14:20

Britney Spears just released the best track this month, Listen to Mood Ring in full

KV

livinnnngggg

The track is on the Japanese edition of #Glory (on sale now)














sources https://twitter.com/breatheheavycom/status/775583185325334528
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksen_G7n5pY



which song should this have replaced on the album?
22 Sep 14:17

Cakes Da Killa – “Up Out My Face” (Feat. Peaches)

by Stereogum
KV

LOVE cakes

Cakes - "Up Out My Face" (Feat. Peaches)Queer New Jersey spitfire Cakes Da Killa is set to drop Hedonism next month. The album is shaping up to be more of the sharp-tongued, hard-edged club rap that we've come to expect from the incongruously named Cakes. The latest taste of the album comes in the form of the attitudinal "Up Out My Face" … More »
12 Sep 17:13

FutureSex/LoveSounds Turns 10

by Stereogum
KV

Not a perfect pop album but a very good one. Also wow wasn't "My Love" such a great track.

Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSoundsDo you remember how weird and bad "SexyBack" sounded the first time you heard it? Very weird. Extremely bad. More »
04 Sep 07:54

simonsjumpers: i don’t think i’ve ever seen something as great...

KV

i will always share/reog this



simonsjumpers:

i don’t think i’ve ever seen something as great as this

09 Sep 14:02

Who Are You, Really?

by Joanna Goddard

Funny Illustration by Mari Andrew

We will be featuring an original illustration by the wonderful Mari Andrew every Friday morning. Here’s the first!

P.S. How to leave a party.… Read more

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09 Sep 13:24

Röyksopp – “Never Ever” (Feat. Susanne Sundfør)

by Stereogum
KV

yessssssss

Royksopp and Susanne SundforWhen the Norwegian dance duo Röyksopp released their 2014 LP The Inevitable End, they let the world know that it would be their last album, but that they'd also continue working on new music in different forms. Thus far, they've kept good on both promises. Earlier this year, they dropped the Star Wars-inspired track "More »
01 Sep 20:30

Emma Stone in Atelier Versace at the Venice Film Festival 2016

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

i'm obsessed with this dress

Emma Stone attends the opening ceremony and premiere of “La La Land” during the 73rd Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande in Venice, Italy.

 

WOW! Has Miss Emma been on a style roll every since she disembarked in Venice? Because this color looks amazing on her! The sparkle is just right for —

 

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Dammit.

We think she may have lost us with the skirt, but everything from the waist up is pretty great. This may not be a hundred percent to our tastes, but it’s still a pretty good look, making for two in a row. She’s not always, shall we say, consistent in her red carpet style choices, but we’re digging her sudden embrace of Italian designers. They seem to be doing right by her.

No cat owner would ever consider wearing this dress.

 

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Style Credits:
Atelier Versace Silver and Gold Fringe Halter Gown from the Fall 2016 Collection
Selim Mouzannar Jewelry
Jimmy Choo Silver Sandals

[Photo Credit: IPA/PacificCoastNews, PacifiCoastNews, IMAXTree]

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29 Aug 13:00

2016 MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé in Francesco Scognamiglio Couture

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

outer space angel, i love it

Beyoncé attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

Oh, thank GOD. The VMAs happened and now we have a ton of crazy-ass couture to talk about. Thank you, music video stars of the world. You have done God’s work here.

And speaking of which…

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Alrighty then.

Let us first stipulate that, when she was given the stage all to herself, Bey reached up into the rafters of Madison Square Garden and pulled the whole damn thing to the ground. It was a performance for the ages. They’ll be talking about that one a decade from now.

Having said that, and risking retribution from the hive, we have to follow up with:

GURL…

Come on now. If Fraggle Rock had drag queens, this is what they’d look like. Also: Barbie crotch is never chic. Reconsider any future plans for its deployment.

Blue Ivy is adorable, of course. She will cherish the memories of this night, when she got to be a princess and mommy got to call daddy a cheating sack of shit on live TV.

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Style Credits:
Francesco Scognamiglio Sheer Long-Sleeve Crystal-Embellished Gown with Feather Detailing from the Fall 2016 Couture Collection
Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry

[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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16 Aug 18:07

link6echo: theeforvendetta: missgorightry: My friend just...

KV

LMAO yessssss





link6echo:

theeforvendetta:

missgorightry:

My friend just fucking destroyed her Aunt on Facebook

OK WHITE GIRL YOU BETTER DRAG AUNT BOOTSIE!!

Ain’t Bootsie didn’t know she was coming for that drag, but damn if she didn’t get it.

19 Aug 17:15

Zachary Quinto in Givenchy at the “Star Trek Beyond” Asia Tour – Beijing Press Conference

by Tom and Lorenzo
KV

very nice!

Zachary Quinto attends the press conference of “Star Trek Beyond” at Indigo Mall in Beijing, China.

 

Wow. Where was he hiding this look?
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That’s better than anything we’ve seen him wear on a red carpet in years. Why did he save it for a press conference? Especially since it doesn’t look very comfortable when he’s sitting. It’s definitely a stand-and-pose outfit.

Sure, he looks a little bit like a bellhop, but we’ll take that over looking like an accountant or Secret Service agent any day of the week. If there’s anything we’d quibble with, it’s the matching shirt. That’s what takes it to “uniform.”

 

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Style Credits:
Givenchy Blue Ensemble with Red Detailing from the Resort 2017 Collection

[Photo Credit: Xiaolu Chu/Getty Images AsiaPac, Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images, Courtesy of Givenchy]

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21 Aug 20:17

virginia-wolf-snake: Knit dress by Electronic Sheep



virginia-wolf-snake:

Knit dress by Electronic Sheep

16 Aug 14:58

nick-avallone: “you should try going to sleep earlier! then you wouldn’t be so tired!”

nick-avallone:

“you should try going to sleep earlier! then you wouldn’t be so tired!”

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07 Jul 14:20

Mallrat – “For Real” (Stereogum Premiere)

by Stereogum
KV

i missed this when it was posted but this is also really great. okay mallrat i see you.

MallratThe 16-year-old Aussie pop/rap/electro hybrid Mallrat makes fun, flirty jaunts on a sliding spectrum of singing, sing-song rap, and rapping. She's gearing up to release her debut EP, and has had a solid string of buzz-inducing singles over the last year or so. Her latest is the bouncy, playful "For Real." '80s dance piano rhythms, … More »
11 Aug 21:36

Mallrat – “Tokyo Drift”

by Stereogum
KV

i. love. this.

mallrat - "Tokyo Drift"Mallrat is a 16-year-old Aussie pop/rap/electro hybrid who makes fun, feelgood romps. We premiered the flirty "For Real" last month, and today she follows up with another one-off, "Tokyo Drift." It's a raw relationship lament, with Mallrat sliding between singing and rapping over booming 808 drums, and warped siren synths. She sings about working … More »
11 Aug 15:05

When someone at work says something unintentionally dirty

KV

me every time

29 Jul 21:46

Tedeschi retrenches in Jamaica Plain

by adamg
KV

i'm so scared that they're going to close the one in Cleveland Circle :'(''''''''

Tedeschi has shuttered its store by the Monument at Centre and South streets, forcing people who want convenience to go to walk a couple blocks up Centre to the other Tedeschi, where the Store 24 used to be.

21 Jul 16:13

On the Street…West Twelfth St., New York

by The Sartorialist
KV

wow this is the best photo i've seen on sartorialist in a really long time. love their style.

72016pants6260

20 Jul 13:48

Blackberry Crumble Bars

by A Cup of Jo
KV

mmmmmmm

Blackberry Crumble Bars

Oat bars are buttery, chewy and, most important, easy to throw together. So today, we continue our month of berry desserts with blackberry crumble bars from Sarah Fennel of Broma Bakery.… Read more

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19 Jul 04:34

okssure: cream-in-your-coffee: This would literally be me me



okssure:

cream-in-your-coffee:

This would literally be me

me

19 Jul 15:10

Beacon Street Gut-Renovation Produces Sleek Duplex From 116-Year-Old Brownstone

by Tom Acitelli
KV

it looks cold in there

Yours for $2.25M

 All photos courtesy of the Art of Staging.

The gut-renovation of Unit 1, a duplex on the garden and parlor floors of 177 Beacon Street in go-go Back Bay, has produced a sleek and open modern condo from the bones of a 116-year-old brownstone.

Highlights of the renovation include a custom-built glass staircase and the retention of original molding in the living room (the fireplace in the den also came with the place).

The 1,820-square-foot spread is new to the market through Gibson Sotheby’s for $2,250,000.

18 Jul 20:34

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15 Jul 20:38

Carly Rae Jepsen teams up with Britney's "Toxic" producer, and new album later this year?

KV

OMG OMG OMG AVANT AND CARLY OMG OMG OMG

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One of Canada's greatest export Carly Rae Jepsen has teamed up with Swedish songwriter and producer Pontus Winnberg, for her next album. Winnberg has worked with many well known pop stars such as Britney Spears, Madonna, JLO, and Katy Perry. He is also the producer behind one of Britney's most popular songs, Toxic.

According to the source, Carly is expected to release her full length 4th album later this year, through School Boy Records and Interscope Records.

In addition to working with Winnberg, Carly was pictured working with Noonie Bao and Patrik Berger. Berger, a Grammy nominated composer, has worked with many artists such as Robyn, Lana Del Rey, Charli XCX, and Noonie Bao herself.

Source: link

Not sure how reliable this source is, but new music from CRJ is always welcomed! By the way, anyone in Chicago going to see Carly perform at the Pitchfork Festival today? If you can't make it, you can watch the live stream here. Her set starts at 4:25 pm PST. I hope she performs Fever or First Time!

14 Jul 12:52

Watch Ariana Grande & Jimmy Fallon’s Snapchat Filter Video For “Into You”

by Stereogum
KV

whatever @ jimmy fallon but i just love that lil' grande.

Ariana Grande and Jimmy FallonYoung pop queen Ariana Grande already had a video for "Into You," probably the best of the singles from her new album Dangerous Woman. But one video wasn't enough. And on last night's episode of The Tonight Show, she teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to make another. This one was decidedly more low-budget: … More »
11 Jul 16:44

fruitsoftheweb: “dolphin.gif” aggressive

KV

me



fruitsoftheweb:

dolphin.gif

aggressive

06 Jul 15:00

Giles Fall 2016 Couture Collection

by Tom and Lorenzo

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[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Giles]

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    05 Jul 20:00

    Ralph & Russo Fall 2016 Couture Collection

    by Tom and Lorenzo
    KV

    gorgeous