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Beauty Review: Colgate WISP Plus Whitening

The Budget Beauty Babe finds a convenient, affordable way to get that just-brushed-teeth feeling on the go. —BB

by The Budget Beauty Babe
So, I'm going to be totally honest here. When I first saw the Colgate WISP ($7.79 per 4 packs x 4 brushes box) on the market I thought it was a dumb idea, and I said to myself, "Why would I ever need a tiny toothbrush?!"

Boy, was I wrong.

After receiving several complimentary samples of Colgate WISP to test, I have had to eat my words. To my surprise, I absolutely love having these mini mouth refreshers in my purse or bag whenever I need them. They are the perfect thing to keep in your purse when you are out and about as they require no water, no rinsing and they are disposable (which is the one eco-unfriendly downside). Meeting friends right after work and don't have time to get to real toothbrush? Use a Wisp! Eat something freaky before an important meeting? Use a Wisp! Traveling (need I say more)? Use a Wisp!
Now I know, I know, you could just pop a mint or chew some gum. But really, it's not the same. With the Wisp, you don't just feel like you have fresh breath—you feel like your entire mouth and teeth are clean, like, freshly-brushed clean, because they actually are! I'm hooked.

Wisps have a soft little brush on one side with a blast of mouth freshener and the other end is pointy in case you need to pick something out (eeww). Gross but it happens. Now that Wisps also come with whitening ability, they're pretty much perfect. I will happily purchase this product for myself in the future.

P.S. Visit for a printable 50 cent coupon off your next purchase of Colgate WISP.
the wisp is awesome! i always carry these with me.i scored some at my local dollar tree not too long ago.
#1 Niki Cheapskate (Homepage) on 2010-09-22 12:55 (Reply)
I will have to try them, they look super small

#2 tiffany on 2010-09-22 14:46 (Reply)
I got a coupon for some of these a while ago and thought I would try them, they are great- and I totally agree that they make your mouth feel totally clean... but its a lot of packaging waste and I still think they are a bit expensive (they work out to be 50 cents a piece).

I just keep a tooth brush in my desk at work (and in my car if you must know).
#3 Justine on 2010-09-22 16:21 (Reply)
You know I thought the same thing, but the more I think about it..why not?! Who wants stuff stuck in their teeth! I will have to try this.
#4 Dina's Days (Homepage) on 2010-09-22 17:04 (Reply)
I am all for clean teeth and fresh breath, for myself, and those who stand w/in a foot of me on any given day.


You know, there are a number of very small fold-out/up type toothbrushes on the market (I got one from "go smile") that are about the size of a tube of lipstick. There are small, travel sizes of toothpaste in many brands, sold at many places. (If that takes up too much space, just put a dab of toothpaste (from home or work) on the toothbrush before you go off into the world to encounter freaky foods, etc.

I am not an eco freak, but it makes me mental that companies keep increasing the number of DISPOSABLE products that end up in landfill. :-(
#5 ardenm on 2010-09-23 11:25 (Reply)
I haven't seen the "go smile" product but found a great little toothbrush at This thing actually fits in my wallet and comes in a much simpler package, most of which is biodegradable cardboard. Comes with real toothpaste and a tooth pick. After trying the Colgate Wisp I was only left with a sore mouth from the hard bristles and still didn't feel like I brushed my teeth. Everybody should give this product a try.
#5.1 Richard on 2010-10-16 14:31 (Reply)
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