Archive for May, 2009

Product Spotlight: Crest Whitestrips, Smile Brighter

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Sometimes a little goes a long way…
that’s the case with Crest Whitesrips.

One of Crest’s teeth whitening kits can cost as little as $20 on sites like amazon or eBay, and that’s probably the amount you spend on lunch for just 2 days maybe 4 if you only spend $5 a meal. Either way, that’s so little compared to how much you can gain from using Crest Whitestrips… you’ll feel a bit better, you’ll look a bit better (or alot), you’ll probably get some compliments. Basically your confidence level should go up (even if only by 5%).

Hugh Jackman, X-Men Premiere April 2009.

Depending on the health condition of your teeth, I feel the average person should use them every 2 yrs or so. If you have very dull teeth, I would suggest maybe every 6 months for a year, then every 2 years or so. If you take excellent care of your teeth (flossing, brushing, mouth wash every day, twice a day) then I would suggest every 3-4 years. But basically Crest has so many different types now (even daily strips) that you can create a whitening routine that works for you.

Usher Raymond on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. February 2009.

I’ve known people to use them every other month– and that is NOT healthy. Yes they had extremely white teeth, but it’s potentially dangerous and could drastically weaken you tooth enamel.

Check out 5 of Crest’s best Whitening Systems:

The Classic.

The classic Crest Whitestrips are perfect for those who’ve never used an at-home teeth whitening system. They’re mild, usually the cheapest, and can just about be found any and everywhere. The only drawback is that they don’t stick to your teeth very well, making them a little uncomfortable.

Directions: Use 30 minutes each day for 2 weeks (14 days).
(Purchase Crest Whitestrips Classic HERE)

The Premium.
The premium Crest Whitestrips are perfect for those who want to see quick results and want a whiter smile than the classic will give you. And sometimes these are less expensive than the classic.

Directions: Use 30 minutes twice each day for 1 week (7 days).
(Purchase Crest Whitestrips Premium HERE)

The Advanced Seal.
The advanced seal Crest Whitestrips are the latest product from Crest. These are the best because they hold on tight to your teeth allowing you to multi-task while wearing them (work out, run errands, drink water, etc.) These whiten the teeth like the premium, and you’ll start seeing results within 3 days.

Directions: Use 30 minutes each day for 2 weeks (14 days).
(Purchase Crest Advanced Seal HERE)

The Healthy Radiance & Daily Whitening



Crest Healthy Radiance and Daily Whitening are also newer Crest products and they are ideal for those with sensitive teeth. These are also great for those who just need to do a little teeth whitening maintenance.

Directions: Use 5 minutes each day.
(Purchase Crest Healthy Radiance HERE)
(Purchase Crest Daily Whitening HERE)

If you want to buy them in person I would suggest searching the Sunday paper for a coupon or purchasing a coupon from eBay. (Be cautious of buying the whitening systems on eBay, they seem to carry alot of expired Crest kits). Now some of you may ask, well why are you only highlighting Crest? Aren’t there other great systems? And I answer in one simple word “No”. Lol, I’m just kiddin, look, there probably are some okay systems out there, Rembrant was one of the best back in the day… but Crest is like the Mac of mp3 players- its simply the best.

For more information and for a $7 coupon off Crest Advanced Seal, go HERE.

Open It.

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random. yes, i know. lol.

Morehouse Men. Class of 2009.

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Yesterday I had an opportunity to experience a Morehouse College graduation ceremony (aka commencement exercise) and I must say- I was touched. It was truly an experience like no other, I’ve attended ceremonies at a few ivy league, art, and engineering schools… but this one was different. It was embedded with jubilant pride, abounding history, and a spirit of unrelenting prominence. Simply stated, it was the ish.
And besides, where else can you see Cicely Tyson, Hank Aaron (theeeeee HANK AARON, yeah the legend in ALL history books probably THE best baseball player of all times! yeaaah thats him), Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Spike Lee, and Cornell West in one place? (Yesss, those living legends were all there- I have pictures!)

One of my favorite parts of the ceremony was when one of the two Valedictorians, Joshua Lamar Harris, spoke– he was outstanding. (the other Valedictorian Anthony Connell Roberts did well too).

The person recording was only able to capture the tail end of his speech because, quite frankly, they (and I) didn’t realize it would end up being so good…. but if any one has the entire thing please email me :)


Morehouse College 2009 Graduation: Valedictorian Speech from The Urban Gentleman.
I love all the ad-libs in the background, so funny!

CONGRATULATIONS to all 2009 Graduates
High School and College!

Bob Marley “No Woman No Cry”

Covers by The Fugees and Sean Kingston

Lacoste Light-Weight Bombers.

Bomber jacket: also called a flight jacket. A loose, zippered jacket with fitted waist and cuffs, resembling those worn by American bomber pilots in World War II.

$245 on sale for $146.99, white & khaki.

Summer Fedora: Black & Brown

I say, this year, every guy should acquire atleast one fedora to wear this spring and summer. So while browsing Nordstrom I found these two classically colored fedoras, that should easily match an array of clothing in the average guys wardrobe.


Goorin Brother Straw Fedora, $45, brown and black.
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