The Travel Diary

Month: April 2015

“My Magic Mud”- What’s In My Suitcase this month?

Welcome back my adventurous friends!! My latest suitcase series pick is a pretty incredible one- It’s “My Magic Mud,” Whitening Tooth Powder. As always, I’m bringing you another high quality product, with the best ingredients. My goal is to take the guess work out for you, so you can focus your attention on other matters; like booking flights, making hotel reservations and reading reviews. Without further delay, let’s find out just why this magic mud made my 2015, suitcase series list.

Product Ingredients

The label reads, My Magic Mud, Whitening Tooth Powder, and Raw Detoxifying Power. My response to this statement- “Completely accurate.” This tooth detox did exactly what it claimed to do!! After only one use, I could see an evidently noticeable difference in my smile.  I was sooooo impressed, that this little guy has earned a special place in my luggage!!! Another big plus, is that this whitener is raw, vegan, Non-GMO, and has no chemicals or fluoride. It’s also 100% natural and kid friendly. Additionally, the list of ingredients includes; activated coconut shell charcoal, calcium bentonite clay (made with living clay,) certified organic orange peel extract powder, and wild-crafted mint extract powder. It’s made in the USA, and is the perfect guilt-free product to brighten your smile.

This Mud is also easy to use:

1. Dip your toothbrush into the the charcoal like powder.

2. Proceed to brush as normal, but with your mouth closed, per instructions for roughly 2 mins. (Closed as much as you possibly can until it’s time to spit.)

3. Discard contents ( a nice way of me saying- spit) and rinse; the directions instruct to rinse repeatedly as needed.

Upon following these 3 simple steps, I saw instant results. It’s always so difficult to say just how a product will actually perform until you try it. I must say, “this one did NOT disappoint!”

A word of recommendation- Prepare your bathroom vanity area, or other selected whitening station before use. On my second application I just placed a towel down atop the surface, prior to starting the process! MMM is a black powdery substance, and the first time I didn’t think too to cover the area, so I had droppings and splatters around the bowl during application. HOWEVER, it did not permanently stain, and cleaned up easily. I used a soapy sponge, a little bathroom spray cleaner and water to wipe down when I was done. Remember, all the ingredients are natural, so I didn’t have any trouble returning the restroom to normal state. This is wonderful news, so you don’t have to worry about leaving a trace of your in-house dental visit behind in your hotel room- ending up with an unwanted incidental on your credit card bill! No worries with this mud, so feel free to use- just come prepared!

Product Information

I was so pleased to learn of this “natural” tooth whitener. It comes packed in a small, round, 1.06 oz plastic, black container for easy transport. My Magic Mud fits snugly in my inner suitcase pocket, quite comfortably in my carry-on duffel, as well as perfectly in my toiletry pouch! This product is a MUST pack for a quick and easy brightener while away from home. It’s like having your very own dentist on the road, considering pearly whites are important for selfies and business meetings alike!!

BRAVO Team, MY MAGIC MUD– this is a fantastic addition to my 2015 suitcase series. For more information, and to order before your next trip, visit

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Until next time business travelers and global nomads, we can now say “cheese” with confidence!


My Magic Mud Standard Size and Samples


My Magic Mud upon arrival


 MMM in Toiletry Pouch


MMM Inside Suitcase Pocket


My Magic Mud- Container


MMM Whitening Powder

*I reviewed these sponsored products for MMM. This has in no way altered my opinion of them, and I have provided readers insight, as well as my true experience with the beauty items. 

Travel Etiquette – 3 MUST DO’s

This topic is near and dear to my heart!!! I think it’s safe to say that after spending a good portion of my days in and out of airports, train stations, as well as at rental car counters, and on the road in general, and all points in between, that I know a thing or two about travel. I’ve literally spent the last 20 months living out of my suitcases. During this extended “on the road” time, I’ve learned what an important topic travel etiquette is!! Unfortunately, I can’t say that ALL my fellow travelers are as passionate about this topic as I am. With that being said, let’s take a few moments to review some basics, and if you know of some individuals who could use a quick brush up on this rather important info, don’t hesitate to pass this link along! Trust me when I say, the rest of us will thank you:)

1. The 3 feet rule- I’m a HUGE fan of this first rule. When at all possible, I believe strongly that it should be exercised. Give your fellow travelers adequate space. Of course I’m aware it’s not always feasible in cramped spaces, but I’ve personally encountered situations where there was ample room, and other passengers/persons on the go, still abused the situation!!! HELLO- back up. Let those around you breathe a bit. YES, there will be times when lines are long, trains and planes are crowded, and airports are packed, but it does not give you an excuse to bare down on your fellow passenger’s backs. We can’t go anywhere, just like you can’t…so take a few steps back, and respect your fellow jetsetter’s space! On behalf of suitcase- towers everywhere, we thank you in advance! Let’s get to our intended destinations comfortably!

2. The no one wants to get sick rule- Coughing and sneezing requires a covered mouth. I recommend turning your head, and doing so in your shirt, or AWAY from those sitting around you in tight spaces; i. e. airplane, car, train, and any other place where this rule applies. No one likes being sick. Your germs are just that- yours! We thank you again for considering those of us who need to remain in tip-top condition to conduct our businesses/jobs. We sincerely thank you for listening!

3. The don’t let chivalry die rule- Gentlemen, please help the solo, female travelers out! I am NOT speaking to those of you who come running to the aid of a damsel in distress, but only to those of you with more muscle, who unashamedly stand around watching poor ladies of all ages struggle; to lift carry-on bags in-flight, up onto train station platforms, and even upon escalators. Let me just say, I am so thankful to all the wonderful men that have personally assisted this little lady along her travels. However, I am not exempt- I too, have experienced suitcase woes as men looked on. Yes, it’s true that we sometimes pack way too much, but please don’t stand by and watch us darn near dislocate a shoulder if you can help! Thank you, wonderful men!

The opportunity to travel, and explore new and old places is a gift. Let’s all enjoy the journey together, and help make it a fantastic experience!

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Until next time, happy travels!!!

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