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How I Packed for My Ski Trip and Came Home With a Whiter Smile

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Colgate-Palmolive. All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias.

Colgate® Optic White® Express White

Packing for a ski trip can be exciting and daunting at the same time.  Unlike your conventional get-away you need to pack a number of items that are necessary for you to remain comfortable on the slopes. One of the quickest ways to ruin a ski trip is to show up unprepared for the weather. Yes, you really need to put some thought into packing for a ski trip!

As you know I love to travel. In fact I kind of pride myself on my ability to travel light and to always be ready to get up and go. To make this easier, I always keep my toiletry bag packed and ready. After all, you never know when adventure might come calling! However, after our last trip (hiking in Sedona) I realized that my toiletry bag was running low. I knew we would be preparing for a ski trip soon, so off to Walmart I went to replenish my supplies.

Wandering the aisles of toiletries I could not help but notice the end cap of Colgate® Optic White® Express White – especially since it was also running a video on a screen. Brighter teeth in three days!* Sounded good to me. I thought – I’ll pack this toothpaste for my trip and come back with more than souvineers. By the end of my trip my teeth will be whiter! They did not have a travel size, but the larger size seemed worth it! It’s good to know that a 1.45oz travel size will hit select stores on March 14th.

Walmart Optic White Express

Packing for a ski trip takes a lot more than toiletries! To make my life easier and to guide the kids (and myself) into what to pack I put together this list:

Ski Trip Packing List

I pack a clean under layer for every day of skiing, but I usually only bring one ski jacket and two pairs of ski pants. I have brought two jackets in the past when I am driving to a ski resort, but with plane travel I just put in one. Yes, it gets a little boring wearing the same one every day – but hey, they take up a lot of suitcase space!

This list works well because I can print it out and also hand it to the kids. I have them pull everything out and place the folded items on their bed. I then give it the once over, and once it looks good they pack their bag.  This is a system of packing I have used ever since the kids were little. It gives them some control, they feel mature, and it lessens my work load. Sounds like a win-win for me!

Park City, Utah, was amazing! Lots of ski runs for our group of 12 to enjoy, and great restaurants for the grown ups to visit! I skied all week, enjoyed my morning coffee (every morning!), red wine with dinner (every night), and I still came home with teeth as white as the mountain snow!

Yep, in just three days my teeth took on a new brightness!* When I was looking over the Colgate end cap in Walmart, I saw that Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste has 2 times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient (vs. Optic White Sparkling Mint TP). Unlike most whitening toothpastes, Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste contains the professionally recommended ingredient hydrogen peroxide to whiten faster. I also noticed that they actually had all kinds of nifty products for whiter, brighter teeth. But I am a minimalist when I get myself ready in the morning. I don’t like spending much time in front of the bathroom mirror, but I do brush my teeth! So if I could get whiter teeth by just doing something that I do every day already – well that’s a no brainer! You really can’t get any easier than that!


Whiter teeth in 3 days

So use my packing list for your next ski trip, and pack a tube of Colgate® Optic White® Express White into your toiletry bag – no matter where you travel you will be bring back more than souvenirs and memories – you will also be bringing back whiter teeth and a brighter smile in just three days!*

Check this out – There will be a roaming demo in 550 Walmart stores on 2/28/15 to promote the new product. Ambassadors will be roaming aisle giving out $1 off coupons good on Express White Toothpaste.

*For best results, use as directed for 4 weeks

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(22) Comments

  1. I love whitening my teeth. Always makes them look better.

    1. Stacey says:

      I think a white smile really brightens my face! Plus it give me confidence to smile more 🙂

  2. I love your packing list; you’re so organized! I have been working to plan for the THREE trips I’m taking in September so that I don’t feel overwhelmed and a packing list would definitely help!

    1. Stacey says:

      LOL! Packing list grew out of necessity for me. My kids don’t know how to pack without one!

  3. Great list to help organize the packet! I’ve never been skiing. Hoping to introduce my kids, but no idea what to bring! This will be a HUGE help! 🙂

    1. Stacey says:

      When you try it – your kids will love it! Some kids take right to it, and others not as fast. My son struggled at first (age 5) but after a year of growth he took off!

  4. I want a white smile. Need to check out Colgate.

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, do – I love it.

  5. I have always wanted to try this! It looks fantastic!

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, it works great!

  6. As much as I love summer this post has me ready for winter again! And I love new ideas for white teeth!

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh, I love summer! but most definitely looking forward to skiing next winter!

  7. I’m a fan of Optic White as well! It really is a great way to inexpensively brighten your smile!

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes! I’m not much for all the other treatments – too much work. But I do brush my teeth :)))

  8. A prepared toiletries bag is probably the best idea I’ve heard in a long time. Even if it’s not an adventure calling, I’m sure it’s convenient for unexpected emergencies too!

    1. Stacey says:

      It gets used often. 🙂

  9. I love that you can whiten your teeth while brushing them. Some days I feel like it’s all I can do just to brush my teeth!

    1. Stacey says:

      Isn’t that the truth!

  10. Great post , I will defo try this toothpaste out and see if it helps me too ! Gorgeous ski pictures too it looks breathtaking x

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks! Love the toothpaste – it works!

  11. Samantha K says:

    I love the idea of keep a toiletries bag packed at all times! Genius!! #client

    1. Stacey says:

      It really makes travel so much easier! I actually have two ready to go all the time. One for travel where I carry on only (with the liquids separated out and in the clear bag) and my larger one for when I checked my bags. Maybe a little crazy 🙂

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