Hooray for Invisalign!


I am a member of the Invisalign Advisory Board, and am receiving complimentary treatment. All opinions are fully my own. 

Operation Straight Teeth Alert! I just finished my last Invisalign tray (20 of 20), and am meeting with my orthodontist next week to discuss refinements. (Refinements are exactly what they sound like – additional trays to help refine any remaining adjustments that need to be made.)

However, I wanted to give you a quick looksie.


Can I just tell you how long it took me to find a relatively close-up photo of my teeth from before? It was hilarious – I spent an entire evening combing though my iPhoto archives, and all I found was this random iPhone selfie from years ago. I guess this girl doesn’t like to bust a toothy grin on many occasions. (Not for long!)

I am really happy so far, and the process has been a breeze. The 10 months flew by, and  it has been sooooo much easier than my first go-around with traditional metal brackets.

If you have always wanted straighter teeth, but aren’t interested in wearing traditional metal brackets (because you don’t want to be magically transported to junior high again), check out the smile assessment to see if you are a candidate. You can also visit Invisalign’s doctor locator to find a practitioner near you.



This Is A Labor of Love, I Tell Ya



See that table o’ cosmetics? That’s my current makeup collection.

The funny/sad thing? I got rid of tons before moving this summer, so this is my paired down collection. However, starting this month, I’m going through each and every product, pinpointing each ingredient, and researching the toxicity. I AM ON A MISSION. I have a sneaking suspicion my collection will be quite whittled down in the near future.

This researching, man…it takes some TIME, but I’m making a great reference spreadsheet for you guys because I can’t just be doing this for myself. I mean, GAH. (I’ve already been really surprised by some brands, both pleasantly and not-so-pleasantly. Also, besides Skin Deep, this website has been very helpful.)

Also? I turn the Big 4-0 on Thursday. #unrelated #kindof #howdidthathappen

Happy Monday to you.


Are You Ready To Happy a Face in OKC?


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How cool is this? Shari’s Berries asked me to be involved in their new #happyAface campaign promoting the spreading of joy and cheer through thoughtful gestures in the Oklahoma City area. Spreading happiness around OKC? I’m your girl. I’m still learning the ins and outs, but the company has started the hashtag #happyAface to use in your social media posts. (If you follow me on Instagram, you will see this hashtag on some of my photos in the upcoming month.) What makes you happy? Family, friends, food? Well, hashtag it with #happyAface and be entered to win some delicious treats. (Shari’s Berries will be drawing names of fellow Okies that use the hashtag 3 times per week, and are planning to giveaway 25 gifts a week.)

Here at the Whoorl household, our sweet treats are limited to two categories, chocolate and fruit, so as you can imagine, these are a dream around here.


The spirit of the #happyAface campaign is to inspire people to make the world a happier place, one face at a time, by making happy gestures towards one another.

I’ll start. We got a little surprise in the mail this week.


The suspense was killing them.




This is their “pleeeeaaase can I have one right now” look. Happy faces, if I do say so myself.


I even broke my no-sugar rule and tried one myself. Hey, everything in moderation, right? YUM.

Obviously, the berries were a happy moment this week, but so many other moments have been happy-making too. My grandmother’s 88th birthday party. The kids cracking up while chasing squirrels at the park. A really awesome yoga class. I’m going to make it a point to happy a face at least once a day, and maybe share some of my best ones with you over the next month via my Instagram account and Facebook page. I love the idea of making OKC a happier place, one face at a time. So join the movement and post pictures of what makes you happy using the hashtag #happyAface. What say you, Oklahoma Citians? Are you in? Let’s see your happy!

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In Love With Uma Oils



Essential oils. They seem to be everywhere right now, don’t they? I’ve been dabbling over the past year (and by “dabbling,” I mean devoting a LOT of time and research), and I’ve come across some really great brands and blends during the process.

As you know, I’m devoted to cutting out all skincare that is even the slightest bit unhealthy. Anything with a 3+ score on the EWG’s Skin Deep website is a no-go for me. As you can imagine, giving up my beloved Olay daily cleansing cloths (bad bad bad) has been quite the challenge, but I am one determined lady. (psst – I’ve found my new dream skin wash…and you can buy it on Amazon, people! It’s amazing! Life changing! I’m in loooooooove, but that’s a topic for another day.)

When Shrankhla, the founder of Uma Oils, reached out to me a couple of months ago, I was immediately intrigued. Obviously it was right up my alley, but what got me excited was the lovely range of oils. Not only did her company create oils for the face, but also wellness oils to use synergistically. Need a boost? Try the Pure Energy Wellness Oil. Feeling a little anxious? Pure Calm is your friend.

A little bit about Shrankhla – she grew up in India, immersed in holistic wellness, yoga, vegetarianism, and the powerful restorative benefits of natural products. Moved to the US, did the MBA thing, worked her herself crazy, witnessed the toll on her appearance and wellbeing, and realized she wanted to get back to the basics of her childhood. She developed a new vision—to create a line of natural skincare and wellness products that bridged her past and her present, thus Uma was created. (Bio aside…Shrankhla is a wonderful woman who really wants to help make you look and feel great.)

So what’s the deal with the oils? First off, they are 100% natural and organic, and are grown, extracted and formulated entirely at Shrankhla’s lush family farms in Central India. The oils are formulated using the core principles of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy by experts with generational knowledge of these natural sciences.

After deciding which oils seemed right for me, Shrankhla sent some my way. (Thank you!) You all, I am SO impressed. Personally, I use the Absolute Anti-Aging Face Oil in the evenings after washing my face, and the the big game-changer for me has been the Pure Energy Wellness Oil in the morning. It really helps with my muscle fatigue, smells amazing and just gets me going. I also have samples of the Ultimate Brightening Oil that I love, and the Pure Calm Oil is blissful. I LOVE THEM ALL.

Wait. I’m sensing some of you are still nervous about using oils on your face. Oh, please don’t be! I can’t believe the positive difference I’ve seen in my face once I incorporated oils into my regimen. More info on why oils are are great for the face can be found here, but in a nutshell, your skin will start looking super hydrated and dewy, dry patches disappear and dark spots will start to fade.

Still not sure? Everything you could possibly need to know about applying, pairing, and using the oils can be found on the Uma YouTube channel. I’m loading you up on the info, I know.

Because Shrankhla is so fabulous, she is offering you 25% off all of the oils on the Uma website with the code whoorl. She’s never given a discount of that amount before, and I kind of love her for it.


On top of that,  she is giving away a month’s supply of Uma oils to three lucky readers. Three readers! The coolest. Here’s how.

1. Click here and sign up for the Uma mailing list. It’s on the bottom right of the page.

2. Leave me a comment here so I know you did it. Also, feel free to tell me which oil(s) you would like to try.

The giveaway and 25% offer ends Wednesday, November 5th at 11:59pm CST.

I really hope you win and/or buy some oils for yourself. Essential oils are truly amazing, and Uma oils are absolutely top notch. Good luck to you all!