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Sep 1, 2015 - marvis aquatic mint toothpaste

Back in June 2015, I did a review on the Marvis Ginger Mint toothpaste. I had received it from the folks at At that time, the hubby and I both really liked the Marvis Ginger Mint toothpaste but I don’t think we really realized how much we appreciated it until it was all done and we tried a different type of toothpaste.

The hubby literally begged me to test out the second flavour that sent me. For this review, we’re taking a look at the Marvis Aqua Mint toothpaste.

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Jun 26, 2015 - marvis ginger mint toothpaste

A little while ago, contacted me and asked if I’d do a review on Marvis toothpaste.

Huh? Marvis?

Marvis, who?

Obviously, I had no idea what Marvis toothpaste was so I had to do a little digging. Turns out, Marvis is a particular brand of high end toothpaste with a variety of unique flavours. I agreed to try the Marvis toothpaste because I was honestly intrigued.

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May 20, 2015 - kiss my face triple action cool mint get toothpaste

I haven’t been happy with my toothpaste for a very long time but I haven’t found one that I like. I’m trying to move away from the big brand names with toothpastes that are made with creepy ingredients that I’d prefer to stay away from. I’ve tested some more natural toothpastes before but I still can’t say I’m completely 100% satisfied.

During a recent shopping trip at my local health food store, I decided to pick up this tube of Kiss My Face toothpaste. The Kiss My Face Fluoride Free Triple Action toothpaste claims to remove plaque, prevent tartar build up, while whitening my teeth and do it all while being fluoride free! Could this be my one true toothpaste? – Continue Reading

May 12, 2015 - marvis toothpaste

Amidst the sea of ragged facial tissues, guess what showed up at our doorstep?

Marvis toothpaste from

Never heard of Marvis toothpaste? Well, neither did I until I was contacted by the lovely folks at I did a little internet digging and it turns out that Marvis toothpaste is based in Italy and made using a traditional processing method with an end result that’s smooth and rich. Marvis toothpaste comes in different flavours which may not seem like much since other brands have that too but it sounds as though Marvis may be in a league of its own.

I chose 2 different flavours to try: Aquatic Mint and Ginger Mint. I’ve only gotten so far as to look at the packaging and I’m intrigued. It certainly doesn’t look like your average drug store brand. I plan to take a closer look and actually try out the Marvis toothpaste when I’m feeling a little better and my taste buds are back to their usual functioning selves. For now, I’m going to just stare and admire the elegant and cool packaging.

Big thanks to for sending these Marvis toothpastes my way. I can’t wait to try them!

Now, if you’d like to do a little research yourselves, here are 2 sites you can visit:


2. the Marvis Mint website (p.s. I can guarantee you’ve never seen toothpaste advertising like this before).

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When I was a kid, you brushed your teeth with toothpaste. That’s it. It was just called toothpaste. No one ever mentioned the ingredients that were in the toothpaste. I had to brush and floss. Case closed.

Fast forward and now we consumers have options. We also have information at our finger tips. We learned about fluoride and ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS. Trust me, I know my memory isn’t stellar but I know for certain that sodium lauryl sulfate was never mentioned when I was a kid (not that I’m dating myself or anything).

Enter Green Beaver Cinnamon Natural Toothpaste. It’s sodium lauryl sulfate free and fluoride free. If you don’t like cinnamon, there are other options.

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A little while ago our family picked up the Green Beaver Zesty Orange toothpaste again. We had reviewed it many moons ago and although we the adults did not like it much at the time, fast forward to 2014 and it happens to be my big kid’s favourite toothpaste. She never participated in the original review because she was much too young to try out adult toothpaste.

Part of the reason why we decided to buy the Green Beaver Zesty Orange toothpaste again was because it came with a Green Beaver Zesty Orange lip balm. The toothpaste was about $3.99 and lip balm alone is usually about that much so it seemed like a great bargain and gave me a chance to test out yet another Green Beaver product.

My big kid was eager to try the Green Beaver Zesty Orange lip balm since she’s going through an “I love all things citrus” phase.

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Feb 12, 2013

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We all may look different on the outside but one thing is for sure, at some point in time, each one of us during the day will have to brush our teeth. Now, I’ve tried a bunch of different toothpastes and recently, with the whole sodium lauryl sulfate awareness that I’ve built into my head, I’ve tried to be a bit more specific in the types of toothpaste I allow into my home. On a recent trip to my local health food store, I came across the Green Beaver toothpaste line. I never even knew Green Beaver made toothpaste! Sunscreen, yes. Lotions, yes. Toothpaste? I had no clue.

Well, since I didn’t know Green Beaver toothpaste existed, my guess is not many of you knew either which is why I decided to pick up this Green Beaver Zesty Orange toothpaste to try out. I mean, how many of us can claim to have used a zesty orange toothpaste before? I certainly haven’t!

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Nov 18, 2012

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Today’s product review features a kid’s toothpaste made by Nature Clean. Have you ever heard of Treehouse Berry Fresh toothpaste? It’s got an eye-catching packaging featuring Franklin the turtle’s little sister, Harriet. What made me pick up this toothpaste for a review however is the fact that it’s fluoride free. It’s been a long time since I’ve featured a fluoride free kid’s toothpaste. I don’t know anyone who’s used this toothpaste before so I just couldn’t resist giving it a try.

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Nov 10, 2012

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My daughter is quite the thinker. If you’ve been following along reading the posts on, you’ll know that she was the one that came up with the name for this website. I had tried a number of jazzy fun names but no matter what I tried, none of them worked. They were all taken so I turned to my kid for help. After listening to my thoughts, she blurts out, “Why don’t you call it” and the rest, as they say, is history.

Case in point: my daughter had a loose tooth. Of course, this now becomes the perfect opportunity to discuss the existence of the tooth fairy. Here is how our conversation went:

Kid, “Mom, is the tooth fairy real?”
Mom, “What do you think? Do you think the tooth fairy is real?”
Kid, “Nope. I think it’s you. So tell me, the tooth fairy isn’t real, right?”
Mom, “Well, do you want to believe the tooth fairy is real?”
Kid, “No, I just want you to tell me the truth.”
Mom, “Okay, you’re right. There is no tooth fairy actually. It’s me.”
Kid, “YES! I knew it. So…when my tooth comes out, do I still have to put it under my pillow? Will you give me money?”
Mom, “No, you don’t have to put it under your pillow unless you want to and maybe, instead of money, you’ll get something else.”

My daughter and I were the ones that worked together to pull out that first tooth. She’d been wiggling that bottom front tooth for weeks and we finally decided tonight would be the night that we’d pull it out. Enlisting the help of a freezing cold popsicle, she numbed the area and started to give that persistent tooth harder and harder tugs. Eventually, we used cold water to numb the area and she’d grab the tooth with small pieces of tissue to get a better grip. I helped with the final tug after she’d loosened it to the point where I could step in. Prior to, my big ol’ adult hands and floss just couldn’t get a grip.

When the tooth popped out, both of us were surprised. I said, “OH! I got it!” and she said, “It came OUT?” I was doing a happy dance and she was surprised and before you know it, she’s gargling to rinse the blood from her mouth and clamping down on a cotton pad. DONE.

Chomping on that cotton pad like the trooper that she is, she asks, “Mom, will you give me a present tomorrow?” I said, “Tomorrow? I’ve got a present now!” You should have seen her eyes. I didn’t think they could get any bigger. She says, “NOW?!”

Remember back to that post from eons ago about keeping stuff handy? Well, I’ve got plenty of little goodies tucked away in remote corners of our home for occasions such as these and it’s not about the size of the gift. My kid is appreciative of even the smallest gestures and it was that unexpected element of surprise in my kid’s eyes that really made my heart melt.

There she was with that new gap in her smile and her brand new gift from the ‘tooth fairy’ and this tooth fairy got a gigantic, ‘THANK YOU!’

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Sep 27, 2012

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Here at, we’re always trying to test out different products that other families might be interested in. I came across this Tom’s of Maine natural Fluoride Free children’s toothpaste in silly strawberry flavour and wondered how well it would work for my child. Her previous toothpaste had fluoride in it so I wondered how this fluoride free toothpaste would compare.

I have no idea if there is a difference between fluoride free toothpaste and regular children’s toothpaste that contains fluoride but hey, in the name of adventure and product testing, let’s just see what we discover!

Any thoughts?

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