Revamping The Medicine Cabinet
“Organization isn’t about perfection. It’s about efficiency,
reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money, and improving
your overall quality of life”. Believe it or not, the effect of
organization can extend to even something as small as your medicine
cabinet. When was the last time you clean out the old items that you
haven’t used in years?
Well, I want to help you get those medicine cabinets a little more
organized and my good friend and TV beauty/fashion/lifestyle expert,
Stacy Cox, helped me come up with some medicine cabinet must-haves.
But first, to give a little background on Stacy, you may recognize
her from appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, The View, and E! News.
She’s a contributing writer for stylebakery.com and shares her
favorite beauty finds as @StacyCoxBeauty on Twitter.
Hey Stacy. How are you today?
I’m great Brynn, it’s always fun to share a few moments with you
and your audience.
Well, it’s always great to get to chat with you. Now when it
comes to organization and looking at something as simple as a
medicine cabinet, how can updating this help us to stay organized
Okay, so I made a map for everybody today of a couple good
products, some tips related to them and then we’re going to have some
awesome beauty style tips that I know you and I are fans of.
So where we’re going to start is with our smile because I feel
it’s such an important part of our body and it connects us to people.
I did a bunch of research before this interview and discovered that
if you smile or force a smile, it release endorphins in the body.
Those endorphins instantly put you in a better mood and amplify it in
a positive way. Endorphins also de-stress you on the spot, so one
simple message to share is just remember is to smile and the world
smiles with you. It’s a huge clichÃƒÂ©, but it’s so true. There’s so
many benefits from doing that.
Now how I can translate that into our oral care is that you really
need to create just a tiny little oral health care plan of action.
So I was thinking about replacing the toothbrush every 2-3 months.
And it can even be triggered by something like if you have a bad cold
or a bout with the flu to toss that brush and put a fresh one out for
That’s a great reminder because for a lot of people the time
when they change out their toothbrush is often on that regular
dentist appointment when they end up getting a new one. Not
necessarily when they should be changing it. And that can set them
up to get themselves sick again because we don’t think about the
importance of our mouths as the gateway to the health of the rest of
Right, and most people hit the dentist on an average of every six
months. So I’m trying to educate everyone that even for health germ
reasons, you are better off replacing the brush every 2-3 months. So
that’s a little bit of a different game plan.
Now I know I don’t practice what I preach enough by pounding all
of this, but you really need to floss as frequently and often as you
can. It helps with that overall gum health and is such a healthy
thing to do to extend your life and for your wellness and well-being.
I found an interesting statistic. 80% of people who are denture
wearers are suffering from gum line irritation. So I was curious how
to combat that. Fixodent has the Fixodent Plus Gum Care. This is
something that everyone should add to that shopping list if they or a
family member is a denture wearer. The Fixodent Plus goes in and it
supports the denture to the gum and alleviates the propensity to have
Then it gives you a very affordable peace of mind. So when people
with dentures are out and they are eating, drinking, talking, all
that good stuff, they don’t have to give a second thought the dental
plan. And if you go to facebook.com/fixodent, you can see some of
the tips that I’ve been posting.
Wow, so there is still plenty that needs to be done to take
care of our mouth that we aren’t necessarily focusing on.
Yeah, and another thing that I wanted to get into with those
medicine cabinets is looking for the secret to reducing the life of
your colds, you need to grab Cold eze Cold Remedy Drops. The story
behind Cold Eeze and what makes it so handy is that they have an
ingredient called Zinc Glucanate which has zinc ions in it. It gives
your upper respiratory system a chance to absorb those ions.
Well, it’s definitely very helpful to know one ingredient to
look for in any cold medicine and then to know one specifically that
contains it is even better.
Yeah, and zinc glucanate came out special this season with two new
products that we’re excited about. One is called the Natural Immune
Support Quickmelts, and the other one is also Natural Immune Support
but it has natural energy quick melts. So what’s interesting about
the second one with the natural energy is that it has an infusion of
echinacea to shorten the life of your cold. But it also has added
benefits to support your immune health as well as providing
antioxidant support to help keep you healthy in a natural way.
Then people want to know, how does it taste? Because if it
doesn’t taste good, we don’t want it. It has an orange flavor to it,
which I think across the board is pretty universally liked.
coolest thing about Cold Eeze is that you don’t need a bottle of
water to take it, and that’s a big trend that I’ve seen in wellness. They are coming out with flavors like quick melts that are on the go
whether by train or bus. So if someone starts talking or sneezing
right in your personal space, you can pop one of these quick melts in
your mouth and start protecting yourself while getting the benefits
of the quick melt.
So you don’t have to worry about those people who can’t swallow
pills, and you don’t have to worry about that yucky cough medicine
taste. You can feel relieved to have to sit next to the person who
probably should have called out of work but instead chose to go in.
Yes, you just hit on two key points that I think makes Cold Eeze
so beloved and so iconic in the cold remedy category. They do have a
website which is www.Coldeeze.com,
and the products retail between $11.99 and $12.99.
So now that we’ve absorbed everything about Fixodent and Cold
Eeze, I can segway into those people who are hardcore on DIY tips.
Something I wanted to bring to your attention is to run in the
kitchen after this interview and grab a cookie sheet. Then go to the
hardware store or art supply store and grab some magnets. Glue some
of the magnets to the back of your powder compact and eye shadow
compact. What you are doing is creating a palette and taking all of
these products that have been relegated to the back of the drawer
making them usable to you.
I love this idea! Then you don’t have to worry about too much
of those struggles to search through the makeup bag and find your
Yeah. It really makes it easy. Now I know that you and I have a
bunch of nail polishes lying around so what you can do to organize
that is grab a shoe box and some wrapping paper (to give it a little
flare). You wrap the shoebox with the wrapping paper and then you
can store all your nail polish bottles in the box and if it’s under a
counter or somewhere where a guest might see it, it will give you
that little home dÃƒÂ©cor edge with some flare to it.
True and then it looks like that’s just become one of your
decorative pieces rather than a storage unit.
That’s it. That’s what I was going for with that tip. Then if
you’re someone that uses straw, go to the kitchen and grab a straw
dispenser. You know the ones where you lift the top up to take out
the straw. You can re-purpose those by bringing it into the bathroom
and put your makeup brushes in straw storage container. Then it will
help protect the integrity of the bristles and helps keep dust off of
That’s a really cool idea, that way when you go to wash the
brushes, you don’t have to worry about putting them into a closed
surface where they won’t dry but you also don’t have to leave them
out for things like dust.
It’s such a win-win, and sometimes I do tell people that one thing
to invest in and not skimp on is a good set of makeup brushes. Once
you have them, you want to keep the life going.
So I took a bunch of notes for you because I didn’t want to miss
sharing anything with you. Oh, and get this Brynn. PVC pipes. This
is the way they are doing plumbing now, and you can go to the
hardware store and bring your curling iron and flat iron with you and
get some PVC pipe that will support those hair appliances, and glue
it to the inside of one of your bathroom cabinet doors and it’s a
great way to hide some of your hair hot tools without leaving it all
out for everyone to see.
That’s clever and then you don’t have worry about just putting
your flat iron and curling iron away too soon and can also hide it.
Yes, it’s a great way to conceal stuff and will stylize your
bathroom while straightening it up at the same time. That’s what I
wanted to do with that tip.
That is really cool, and this is almost like pinterest ideas in
I can’t believe you just said that about it, that’s genius. I
Well, so many people put up these posts about this is the
pinterest picture and this is what ends up being the reality, but
those ideas are some that are actually something we can do.
Wow. I can’t believe time flew, but I can always give more tips
on @StacyCoxBeauty on Twitter.