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I first used Pearl drops close to 35 years ago. It was at a time, the late 70s/early 80s where a lot of money was being placed into product advertising. At the time I had a friend with an older sister and whose mother behaved like a partying older sister. They were gorgeous, glamorous and knew all the best products to make a girl beautiful.
Somehow we figured out that at that time, this product was more about making our teeth seem wonderfully white and less about them being cleaned. We believed that it did not change our teeth but rather make our gums appear more red, providing a contrast to the teeth. Of course I know do believe that I was wrong.
This product was interesting for two reasons. Firstly at that time there were no competitors and secondly the shape of the bottle was unique.
The manufacturers suggest using this toothpaste twice a day for three weeks, after which time you should apparently be able to observe a difference in the shade of your teeth. There is a helpful chart provided on the back of the little bottle.
In my experience, having used this tooth polish intermittently over the past three decades, this polish cleans no worse than regular toothpastes.
However, in terms of tooth whitening, in my experience as a non-smoking, coffee-free, diet coke drinker, this polish did not make any difference to the colour of my teeth. I have used several different oral care products that whitened my teeth much better than this polish.
Everybody these days what's to have brilliantly white teeth, I never really thought about untill a couple weeks before Christmas! I wanted my teeth to be a bit whiter. I have really good dental hygiene and never have any teeth problems. I went into my local savers shop looking for a tooth polish that whitened, I saw this on the bottom shelf and it was only £1, I was shocked because I seem to remember a few tele adverts advertising this product! For that price I was laughing, I picked up two and bought it home to try out. The results are not as good as I would have hoped, I will now go into a bit more detail on the product and give my honest opinions on my experience with it! :)
It's not really a tube, it stands upside down so that there is always tooth polish that comes out when you squeeze. It's a strange looking tube and it contains 50 ml of tooth polish! It's not very large and the tube doesn't last very long. The front of the tube says its hollywood smile, the back tells you too use it for 3 weeks twice a day. The packaging tells you that you will get 2 shades lighter in 3 weeks. You are also given a chart which you can hold up to your teeth so you can see your shade before and after. Overall the tube and presentation of the product makes it look far more expensive and professional than it actually is.
The tooth polish:
The polish itself tastes nice and leaves your mouth feeling clean. It also gives you a fresh breath that lasts for a while. As a tooth paste it actually works well, maybe not as good as the leading brands. As a whitening tooth polish it doesn't work, my teeth are not any whiter and I was using it for 4 weeks. I'm not very happy about it really! I wish it had worked because it was very cheap. I will now have to try a more expensive brand than this.
I'm not very happy that it didn't whiten my teeth, it does clean them well and it has a very nice texture, much better than I thought it would be. It's cheap and doesn't give you a Hollywood smile :( I will not be using this again. I will be trying something else in the future!!
I am giving this a 2 star rating,. It would get a 1 star, but it cleans well so that why it gets 2 from me :)
Thanks for reading
When it comes to toothpaste I usually shell out on Blanx as I have found it to be the best toothpaste for me over the years so I don't mind it being a little more expensive than the usual Colgates, McCleans etc. However at around £8.00 a tube I decided that when I saw this Pearl Drops offering a Hollywood Smile at only £1.00 a tube in Poundland that I simply had to give it a go as I didn't have alot to lose but lots of pennies to gain lol. If you can't find this in discount types of stores like I did you can expect to pay around the £3.00 mark for a 65ml size of this.
The tube comes in a metallic silver and blue box which is really snazzy with a large star cut out to the front of it so you can partially see the tube within it and on the front of it we are told that it is Pearl Drops Hollywood Instant Whitening Toothpolish 'Diamond stars micropolishers' to give 'Breath-taking freshness'. Other information listed on the box includes being told a bit about the product, the ingredients are listed as is the size (as I have listed already) and contact details for Church & Dwight (the manufacturer of the product are) are given. The tube is see through with a matching screw on/off lid to the bottom of it and again on the front of that were told that it is Pearl Drops Hollywood Instant Whitening Toothpaste and then on the back of that once again we are told a bit about the product, directions for use are given, the size is once again stated and contact details for the manufacturer are once again listed.
A Bit About The Product According To The Information Listed On The Packaging:
Pearl Drops Hollywood Instant Whitening is a breakthrough new instant whitening toothpolish which contains unique 'Diamond stars' micro-polishers.
This instant effect sparkling gel is proven to give you a whiter, shinier - looking smile in just an instant! For an even more ultra glossy intense white look, brush your teeth twice a day for two weeks. With new DayCool mint flavour technology for a breath-taking cool freshness that lasts.
Well you use this as you would any other toothpaste or polish and this is not suitable for children under 7 years old. The gel is just that really and a really nice shimmery blue colour with a nice fresh minty and sweet aroma to it.
When brushing your teeth it doesn't give much of a foam off and glides along the teeth really and feels ever so smooth in use. The flavour is a sweet hottish minty one though not too hot however it is very sweet indeed.
Now I used this for over 2 weeks twice a day and although on a daily basis my teeth did feel really smooth, certainly had a natural gloss to them and they felt as clean as using a toothpaste I can't say on my smoked on teeth I noticed any whitening effects sadly though.
All in all this looks a glitzy and glamorous product but it really isn't earth shattering! Yes it cleans the teeth, freshens the breath temporarily and I have to say my teeth in general do feel shiny and smooth but the promise of whitening effects sadly hasn't been fulfilled to me!
I bought this product because it was on a buy one get one free offer. I think at full price in the shops it's a little pricey, but on offer it was great value for money.
I have been very pleased with it. Not having used pearl drops before, but always opting for whitening tooth pastes which don't really work, this was first for me. I used it pretty much every day until the bottle ran out, which was a couple of months, so I think that was good. Definitely my teeth looked better, not necessarily sparkling veneers, but defintely I could notice the whiteness. It says on the bottle to only use for a few weeks, so I stopped using it for a couple of months after the first bottle I bought ran out, and my teeth now don't look so good, so I have started using it again.
If you use it really regularly it will give a noticeable difference. Also application is easy, like the tube. However, it does have to be kept upright.
Hi. Well we all would love to have a straight set of pearly whites. I myself am desperate to find a toothpaste to the job of whitening my chompers ( I have low enamel) so I shopped about and saw this tooth paste on offer in my local super market. I brought it (despite it being more expensive then I would usually pay) I use it at least twice a day (morning and night obviously) some times after lunch. I can safely say I have not noticed my teeth any whiter (been using it for 6 weeks 3 days) I can say it leaves my teeth feeling fresh/clean/smooth and my breath smelling minty fresh but that is it. I have been really inspecting my teeth every day to see if I can notice a difference in whiteness. The packaging is a simple labeled box and actual upside down triangular tube if u accidentally leave the tube lying down its a nightmare to squeeze the toothpaste out. The texture of the toothpaste is smooth and the smell is nice and minty however its not to "tangy" on the old gums and tongues. Overall my personal opinion would be shop around more for a better whitening toothpaste but if you have the money this would make a fine every day toothpaste.
I switch my tooth paste practically every single time I run out, and always end up going for whatever is on special offer at the time. I decided to give Pearl Drops a try as they had been recommended to me by a friend and I found their Daily Whitening Tooth Polish in Poundland, where of course it cost me just £1.00 for a 50ml bottle.
Pearl Drops say: "Daily Whitening Tooth Polish - polishes and shines to maintain your bright white smile.
Pearl Drops Tooth Polish helps gently remove stains & plaque and polishes & buffs your teeth to leave them their brightest, whitest, smoothest and shiniest. Helps reduce tartar."
The bottle is a different design to the standard tooth paste tube, and works really well in my opinion. It sits on your bath room shelf upright, with the lid at the bottom. This allows all the tooth paste to settle at the bottom of the bottle meaning that you can squeeze it out easily, and you never have to worry about rolling or cutting a tube to scrape out the last bits ever again!
Directions for use: Apply to your tooth brush, brush your teeth thoroughly and rinse. Use twice daily.
The tooth paste itself is a pure bright white colour that gave me high hopes of having teeth that looked the same! It has a smooth consistency and cleans teeth gently without scrubbing or scratching at the enamel. It has a fresh minty taste that is pleasant and refreshing.
I have been using this tooth paste over the past 2-3 months and it has always kept my teeth feeling fresh and squeaky clean. I do not really suffer with staining as such, but I eat a lot of sweet foods and my teeth can suffer from build ups of plaque and slight yellowing. I have noticed an improvement to the colour of my teeth, and it seems to work well if I use it twice a day, every day, and don't substitute for any other tooth paste. My teeth look and feel healthy, although they don't have the bright white shine that I was expecting.
This is a good tooth paste that cleans teeth well and minimises staining and discolouration. Unfortunately I don't have that bright Hollywood smile yet, and my tube has just run out. I'm moving on to the Spearmint flavoured Pearl Drops so I'll have to see if they do the job as well.
i first got this whenever i was having a little confidance crisis with my teeth, because it was sitting on the isle in tescos marked "whitening aids". perhaps not the best reason for getting a toothpaste, but whatever.
first impressions where good, it promises on the box to brighten your teeth by two shades in two weeks, perfect for the quick fix most people are looking for. the packet itself is the most awkward shape devisable for a packet of toothpaste. because it sits on its lid, presumably you are supposed to place the toothpaste on your toothbrush and then somehow put the top back on the tube to enable it to stand up without the toothpaste running out, whilst holding the toothbrush, because you can't set it down due to the aformentioned runniness.
after you have gotten past the initial predicament of getting it on your brush, it pretty much feels just like a normal toothpaste. after, however, your teeth feel uncannily clean, like they have just been polished. your teeth also feel strange in the fact that they feel that they feel scraped clean, which i have been informed is because of the high silica content of the toothpaste, which in effect scrapes the top thin layer off your teeth, hence the warning on the packet not to use it for more than two weeks in a row.
There is no initial visible differance to the teeth, but after the alloted two weeks i noticed a small diffrence, although not nearly as much as i had first hoped. it turns out the two shades difference they where talking about on the packet where infact nearly the same colour, and the good work done by the toothpaste was easily undone by one or two cups of coffee.
all in all, an ok whitener, but i think you would be better off with a whitening kit, because at least then there is more of a noticable result, although it is signifigantly more expensive.
Pearl drops hollywood smile whitening: i haven't purchase this one, i brought the pearl drops professional intensive whitening one. people dont realise, its not a toothpaste, so you really should brush your teeth with your regular toothpaste, then polish your teeth with pearl drops whitening afterawards, i would also recommend using an eletric toothbrush, not a manual one and im sure you will see the difference.
I bought this product when i was searching for a good tooth whitener, the name "Hollywood Smile" sounded very appealing and i was excited to try it out. According to the packaging the product will whiten teeth by two shades in three weeks; and to be honest i think it did.
This product comes with a shade card so you can measure progress. I found this useful as i could see where on the scale my teeth were.
I always used my normal toothpaste to clean my teeth before using the Pearl Drops, this is because i don't think it will fight decay or clean bacteria efficiently. I liked that this tooth paste was quite mild tasting, so i could keep brushing for a long time. I used an electric tooth brush hoping that this would make the product more effective.
This tooth polish did help whiten my teeth, i think it whitened my teeth by two shades in less than three weeks. However after that, the level of whitening did not continue. I don't think it would be possible to achieve a perfectly white Hollywood smile with this product.
I would recommend this if you are looking for a product to lift the whiteness of your teeth by a couple of shades. It would be great if you feel that your teeth have become slightly stained due to drinking too much coffee or cola ect. in the past months and want to correct quickly without spending too much.
I was already using Colgate's whitening toothpaste, mouthwash and floss on my teeth everyday before trying Pearl Drops so already had quite white teeth but wanted them even whiter and thought I would get better results with a brand specifically for teeth whitening. The box promised teeth would be 2 shades whiter in 3 weeks, and contained a whiteness guide to measure the results. But when I opened the box and saw the whiteness guide, firstly none of colours of the shades were anywhere close to the colour of my teeth (not that they were too white or too dark, just a different colour) so I couldn't match them to one, and secondly each shade is not much lighter than the one before it. The paste doesn't have a strong taste, which is good, and I used it instead of my normal toothpaste, but they are definitely not whiter. Before, I was using Colgate's whitening toothpaste, and at just under £2 compared to £4.50 for the same amount (50ml) I will definitely be going back to this. I would suggest giving this a try for 2-3 weeks instead first. It may be that if you already have quite white teeth and want to see a noticeable improvement, Pearl Drops' Professional Intensive Whitening may be better (it's box says it uses the same whitening ingredient used by dentists) and I may actually give this a try (it's only very slightly more expensive at £4.99 but obviously price will vary depending on where you buy it). The Hollywood Smile paste may give noticeable results if you aren't already using a whitening toothpaste but I don't know this. I definitely won't be paying £4.50 for this again!
I bought this product out of curiosity a month or so ago. My teeth are not something I am overly conscious about, but I began to be slightly aware that they were not as white as they used to be. I saw this advertised in a magazine, so took a trip to Boots to buy some. I guessed it couldn't hurt...
Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile toothpolish promises you teeth that are two shades whiter in three weeks. It also promises guaranteed results, or your money back!
The box states you will see whiteness you can actually measure. Hollywood Smile comes with a shade card so you can measure your teeth colour over the two week period.
When I got the box home, I opened it right away, keen to start the 'treatment'. The instructions were to brush teeth twice a day using the polish. I used the shade chard that was supplied to check the current colour of my teeth, then squeezed some toothpolish onto my toothbrush. I was surprised to see tiny blue dots in the paste, but I guess these are to help clean the stains off of teeth.
Anyway, I brushed my teeth with it, and was left with a cool minty taste afterwards. My mouth felt nice and clean, like I had just come back from the dentist.
I continued using the polish, and after the first week took out my shade chart and re-measured my teeth. They had come down a shade! Things were on track!
After using the toothpolish for another week, I dared to check my teeth against the shade chart. I couldn't believe it! They had come down another TWO shades... that was THREE in total! I am not usually cynical, but i honestly didn't believe this product would work!
I have since used the 'Pearl Drops' whitening polish to maintain my new smile.
As I said above, this polish has a nice minty taste, that isn't too strong, but can still be tasted afterwards.
Not really a strong smell to it; if anything a hint of mint.
This toothpolish isn't particularly cheap, but it's not too bad, and trust me it works, plus with a guarantee of your money back if you are not satisfied, it has to be worth a try. Current prices for this toothpolish are around £4.50, and this will last you for the two week treatment period.
Hollywood Smile Toothpolish is widely available, stocked currently at Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and independent chemists.
The only downside to this product is that it doesn't seem to work nearly as well if you continue to use it after the two weeks. The shades drop dramatically in the two week time scale, but I continued using it after that time for a further week to see if my teeth whitened anymore, but they didn't. Can't argue really, as the promise is whiter teeth in two weeks.
FINISH ON A POSITIVE NOTE:
This product does exactly what it says... It whitens your teeth by AT LEAST two shades in just two weeks! So thats just £4.50 for a nicer, whiter smile!
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Ok so who would not want amazing white teeth that dazzle like stars? I know I would and I was under the impression that this was the product to have. I should have known when I brought it, that white teeth can only truly be achieved by a qualified dentist. And if you have £500 to spare. Which I do not.
Pearl drops hollywood smile is meant to give you teeth a whiter look it even comes with its own whitening chart but if you look at the chart there is no real white colour they are all shades of yellow and peach. So even this product will not give you the white teeth it leads you to believe it does.
This product is made up of gentle cleaning agents which will not damage your teeth or apply acid to them which in order to achieve white teeth some damage needs to be done. This tooth paste is too gentle there fore does not achieve any real results.
Personally I really would not try and buy whitening tooth paste as it is a waste of money. See your dentist who can really help you out. This product really is not worth the £3.99
Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile Whitening Toothpolish:
Me and my boyfriend have been using this twice a day for the past month and we have both been surprised by it. One day whilst we were shopping I just really fancied a new tooth paste/polish that would make my teeth a little bit like Simon Cowells- very white and stand out a lot! I can't stand it when people have yellowing teeth as there is no need for it, so I take the time to look after mine and this is really helping.
This is Hollywood Smile by Pearl Drops and it is a fantastic tooth polish. It is meant to whiten your teeth a lot, but this has not made mine stand out just yet. This is meant to be a 3 week treatment but ours has not run out yet, hence why we are still using it! This is a micro-polishing system which is combined with micro-shine pearls which have been proven to make your teeth WHITE!
This comes in a 50ml white tube which has the screw top lid on the bottom! There is a small label on the front which does not have that much information on it but, on the back of the pack there is more, but still quite limited.
The advantages of this are:
It makes your teeth whiter.
It is around £4.00 which is not bad considering how long it has lasted us.
It is a well known brand.
My teeth feel a lot nicer.
This builds up your confidence.
The disadvantages of this are:
It is not very minty.
The reason why I like this is because it makes your teeth stand out and feel in great condition.
After years of far too many cups of tea, coffee, and braces, my teeth looked slightly discoloured, and far from the gleaming teeth beaming at me from the covers of magazines. I bought this product partly because I was concerned about having professional whitening done, but mostly because, quite frankly, I would much rather pay £4.50 for an easy remedy than hundreds at the dentist.
The toothpaste certainly looks impressive from the outside. In a shiny box which promises a "Hollywood Smile" and shows impossibly perfect teeth, it's easy to see why so many people try this product. However, it didn't quite live up to my expectations.
The toothpaste itself has rather a thin texture, and did not "lather" as well as other toothpastes I have used such as colgate. This somehow made it less satisfying cleaning my teeth with such a watery product. I often found myself using more than the recommended "pea sized" blob to feel like it was having any effect.
Another disappointing point about the toothpaste was that it did not leave my mouth feeling as clean and minty-fresh as other products. Although I do believe that it probably cleans just as well, the lack of flavour made the taste of food linger in the mouth for longer. I much prefer feeling a blast of minty freshness as I brush my teeth, which eliminates any food tastes.
Although this toothpaste was far less satisfying to use than other toothpastes, it did have some effect on the colour of my teeth. After using the product for around 2 months I noticed that light discolouration had gone, leaving my teeth lighter. My boyfriend noticed the difference (but only when I prompted him!), although nobody else has pointed out any striking change. For me it is enough that I can see a difference, and am more confident when giving big grins in photos!
This product is unlikely to cause a massive change in the colour of your teeth, but whether a slight change is worth it for using a thin, weakly flavoured toothpaste is arguable. I won't be using this regularly from now on, however it can act as a confidence booster when used just before going out.
I have said before how the two most important things in a womans appearance are her teeth and hair. I think having nice white teeth is very important and you only have to look at how celebrities are obsessed with having white teeth, the Americans even more so. Unfortunately I don't have thousands of pounds to spend on getting veneers done (if I did I would) so I have to make do with things they sell in the shops.
One of the products I have been using for a while now is Pearl Drops Hollywood Smile. It comes in a 50ml bottle and costs £4.49 from both Boots and Tesco. Although I recently bought it from Bodycare and it only cost £2.49 I couldn't believe how cheap it was. Spending more than your average toothpaste I thought I would be getting slightly whiter teeth, however this is not the case and after using for months now my teeth don't seem to have got any whiter.
The toothpaste claims it can transform your smile in just three weeks, it guarantees this will work and even offers to give you your money back if it doesn't. The micro-shine pearls and micro-polishers will help lift stains and plaque to restore teeth's natural whiteness. If you brush twice a day your teeth should be two days lighter in just three weeks.
For me this claim is simply not true. My teeth don't feel as clean after using it and even after months of use my teeth still seem the same colour. I think its such a shame because I really had high hopes for this toothpaste. I don't like the taste, it doen't freshen your breath and it certainly doesn't whiten teeth.
I think it is about time I stopped using this toothpaste and maybe I should read the details on the packet on how to claim my money back.
Pearl Drops contains no harsh abrasives or acidic pH / Whiteness you can actually measure ¹ Hollywood Smile comes with a shade card so you can measure your incredible new whiteness /