At-Home Whitening with Smile Brilliant!

Recently, I noticed that my teeth looked super dull and not very white. As an avid coffee drinker (or…just a girl who needs coffee to get through the work day), this was not really a surprise, but I knew I wanted to do something about it!

I tried a few different whitening regiments in the past. All of the different options, such as pastes, strips, and professional whitening treatments were expensive or very messy (looking at you charcoal toothpaste). I was highly considering paying an outrageous amount of money for whitening at my dentist when I found Smile Brilliant!

 

Smile Brilliant offers an affordable, effective, and convenient way to whiten at home, which is exactly what I was looking for. Here is a breakdown of what they offer, and what I thought:

 Make Custom Molds

The initial kit contains everything you need to create the customized molds for your teeth. Smile Brilliant also provides detailed instructions, along with a return label to ship back the impressions of your teeth, so they can make them into personal whitening trays!

Whitening Process

Once you receive the trays to your doorstep, the whitening process can begin! Everything you need for the whitening process is in the initial kit. I would suggest to put coconut oil or vaseline on your gums before whitening to help with sensitivity, especially if you have never whitened before. While the whitening process is very easy, it can be time consuming! I usually do it at night, after dinner and when I take a shower just to kill time.

Reducing Sensitivity

Smile Brilliant also provides a desensitizing gel in the whitening kit to help reduce sensitivity after whitening. After you have finished with the whitening gel and cleaned your trays, you can put the desensitizing gel on for another 15-20 mins. The gel really helped ease any sensitivity,  left my teeth and gums looking and feeling perfectly fine after. Sensitivity is a fear many people face when looking for at-home teeth whitening solutions, including myself. I can say that fear has been tamed by the coconut oil tip I received, as well as the desensitizing gel. My gums are saved and my teeth are whiter!

Final Verdict

I would recommend Smile Brilliant to anyone who is looking for a professional quality teeth whitening solution. This kit has everything you need to truly make your smile whiter. I started noticing results right away, and the more you whiten, the better the results. I had been considering using Smile Brilliant for quite some time, so I am excited that I finally got to try it and share my experience.

Before & After photos

Before

It’s crazy because I didn’t think my teeth looked THAT yellow in the before photo, but clearly as you can see below from the after photo there’s a dramatic difference!

 

After

Giveaway

Okay, so who’s ready for a GIVEAWAY! I’m excited to be working with Smile Brilliant to give a lucky winner a $149 credit to put towards your own professional whitening kit from Smile Brilliant.

TO ENTER: Please head over to the Smile Brilliant website by clicking on this LINK.

 

Rules for entering: Must submit name and email address on the giveaway page in order to enter! The winner will be selected and contacted via email 2 weeks after the date of this post. Giveaway is for $149 credit to Smile Brilliant only and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Additonally, use code “mvyprep15” for 15% off your Smile Brilliant kit! 

 

Good luck!!!

 

Madewell Fall Favorites

Madewell is having a 25% off sale right now for new fall arrivals and fall favorites! I am definitely going to be shopping, so I thought I would share some of my favorite sale items on the blog. Some things are classic Madewell items, and some are similar to what I already have from years past. I will definitely include some wish list items as well!

I’m really ready for fall clothing at this point, but at the same time I’m not ready to let summer go. While the temperature will still be relatively warm for a few more weeks, here’s to wishing for sweaters and jeans! There are a bunch of great sales going on during this transitional time though, so don’t be afraid to shop fall now.

Use code “PUMPKINSPICE” at check out for the 25% off!

ARDEN V-NECK PULLOVER SWEATER

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Loving this color for fall/winter. I am excited to start wearing this sweater to work/on the weekends!

9″ MID-RISE SKINNY JEANS IN LUNAR WASH: TENCEL™ DENIM 

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You can’t go wrong with a pair of dark jeans and a fun sweater. I love this 9″ rise from Madewell.

KENT STRIPED CARDIGAN SWEATER IN COZIEST YARN

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Another favorite version of this style, I have something very similar which I’ve included in this round up as well. Comfy, cozy and very fall!

PASSAGE JACKET

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Anything olive green is my jam. This utility-looking coat is chic and functional!

10″ HIGH-RISE SKINNY JEANS IN HAYES WASH

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My Madewell jeans have lasted forever! Mine are just starting to get holes in the thigh area, and I need to upgrade this year as I can’t have my inner thighs popping out at work hahaha.

KENT COLORBLOCK CARDIGAN SWEATER IN COZIEST YARN

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I also have this from last year in camel and gray, and I already can’t wait to wear it this year. Super cozy and the color block detail makes it spice up a pair of jeans and a simple tee.

THOMPSON POCKET PULLOVER SWEATER IN COLORBLOCK

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I have this same sweater in navy and gray from last year and I LOVE the pocket. Size up for a more oversized feel. I got an XS last year and it fit slightly more cropped.

COURTYARD RUFFLE-HEM TOP IN METALLIC PLAID

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This top is perfect for the transitional period where it’s still warm, but you want to dress for fall! Plaid and flowy, in addition to being really cute.

THE MEDIUM TRANSPORT TOTE: DAISY EMBROIDERED SUEDE 

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I love the details on this bag. It’s a classic Madewell tote, but the suede and daisies make this so cute for fall! I wasn’t considering another bag… I might have to pick this one up for 25% off.

BUTTON-BACK TIE TEE IN CLASSON STRIPE

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Simple and cute to wear with jeans, and could be worn any season with white jeans as well.

THOMPSON POCKET PULLOVER SWEATER IN NAUTICAL STRIPE

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This sweater is a great style, and I just love the nautical vibes with this one. I’m a sucker for stripes!

THE CHAIN CROSSBODY BAG

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I’ve been looking for a black crossbody bag for a while now and this is perfect!

LAYERING CAMI TOP

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I always feel like I never have anything to layer under cardigans, so this is my year for that! I’ve already ordered a few. This one is perfect and comes in a few colors!

Happy Shopping! xx