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Where are all my coffee lovers?
I know you’re out there and you’re going to love this post! As a busy working mom, plus blogging mom, and let’s face it #TwinMom, I’m also an avid coffee drinker. However, that love for my morning mocha doesn’t just wreak havoc on my wallet, it takes a toll on my smile.
That’s why I’m stoked to at long last share a review of a product I was fortunate to recently try, Smile Brilliant! I’ve long struggled with insecurities around my smile. Over the past few years, more often than not, I’ve found myself attempting to smile without showing my teeth. I’ve noticed that my smile just isn’t as white as it used to be, likely due to my increased coffee consumption. Can I blame that on my children?
Take these photos below for example. In the first shot, I’m doing my usual no teeth smile. The second is a candid shot with my son that I love and yet all I could focus on was the discoloration of my teeth. And P.S. I kind of miss my blonde hair.
My struggle with teeth whitening has been that I have two crowns on my top front teeth stemming from an accident when I was a child. Because I have crowns, I’ve never been able to get my teeth professionally whitened unless I want to spend thousands to first replace those crowns for a whiter set. My biggest insecurity is that while my crowns are fairly white and remain that way, the rest of my teeth are no longer as white and don’t completely match.
The Smile Brilliant kit comes with all the materials you need to create your CUSTOM teeth whitening trays as well as whitening and desensitizing gel to whiten your teeth at home. Upon receiving the kit, I got to work on creating the impressions for my trays. I was a little intimidated at first but the instructions were simple to follow and it was actually super easy.
Macie looked at me like I was crazy as I sat there with what looked to her like blue playdoh in my mouth! After spending only a few minutes creating my impressions, I dropped them in the mail and off to the lab they went.
I received my trays about a week after mailing the impressions (crazy fast) and was ready to whiten! Since I’ve never actually whitened before, I didn’t know what to expect. I chose to take the process really slow, doing one 45 minutes session every three days. By about the sixth session, I increased the time to an hour and a half and have never experienced any issues.
After using the whitening gel, Smile Brilliant also provides a Desensitizing gel to help prevent any potential tooth sensitivity you might experience. They recommend you whiten your teeth before bed so the desensitizing gel can remain on your teeth during the night and do its magic. I just popped my tray in at the end of each night while I relaxed in bed, aka worked on my computer.
I’m so happy with the results! I can’t believe how effective this is and I’ve noticed myself smiling much more often, showing my teeth in recent photos. I finally feel like my teeth are all one shade again! I love that I didn’t have to go to the dentist and yet the trays are customized just for me to get the perfect fit.
Obviously, with an every three-day application, I took it really slow and did this over the course of about six weeks but you could easily achieve results much more quickly. The Smile Brilliant kit contains enough whitening and desensitizing gel for approximately 18 sessions depending on how much you use.
And of course, what would a review like this be without a super close up before and after shot!
And For All My Coffee Lovers
The best part is that one of you gets to try out this awesome system for yourself! The Smile Brilliant team was kind enough to let me do a giveaway valued at $139! I’m hoping this review will help that someone out there who’s been afraid to try teeth whitening or perhaps, like me, has crowns or dental work and thought they never could. Feeling insecure about your smile is the worst and I would love for someone who needs that little confidence boost to win this so they can Smile Fearlessly every time!
If you just can’t wait for the giveaway and want to start whitening right now (I don’t blame you!), you can also use my exclusive 10% discount code, go here and enter threeclementines at checkout!