Ya’ll know I’m all about looking effortless without putting in too much effort lol So I like to do little things that make my life a little easier since I’m way more lazy then I’d like to admit. Cue the Lazy Girl’s Guide. I wanted to start a new series on my blog that goes out to all of my fellow lazy girls out there. It may sound like a bad thing, but I know I’m not the only one that wants to be effortlessly stylish in life. Whether it be from the clothes you wear, having a fabulous girls night or decorating your place until you make it a home, don’t worry I got you! I’ve figured out a lot of ways of living a great life without it being a hassle. I can’t wait to see where this series goes and I hope you all enjoy it! Now on to the first thing: At Home Teeth Whitening.
My smile has always been the thing that has captured people attention. I have a HUGE smile lol so it’s something that I try to take care of since it’s most noticeable. I wasn’t always this confident in my smile though. Growing up, I hated my gapped teeth and I was also really tiny so I felt like my teeth were too big for my face. To top it all off, they were stained from all of the sodas and juices I drank. Helloooo awkward middle school Makeda LOL. Thank God we all grow up, am I right? Fast forward a few years and I embraced the gap and grew into my teeth but the stains were still there.
In college, I started using drugstore whitening strips and while those did a decent job, I knew I needed something that whitened a little deeper. The older I got, the more things I added into my daily routine that stained my teeth: wine, coffee, sodas, cranberry juice, all things I can’t live without lol. The whitening strips just weren’t cutting it anymore.
When Smile Brilliant reached out to me it was perfect timing. I had always wanted to try out an at-home teeth whitening kit but was scared because I have super sensitive teeth. It was nice to know that there was a kit that catered to that and also nice to know that it wouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg for future uses.
After I received my kit, I made my impressions and sent them off to the lab. About a week later my custom whitening tray arrived and I started the process. You get two types of syringes in the kit: One contains the teeth whitening gel and the other has a desensitizing gel. The first step is to brush your teeth with just water and dry them. Then you’ll open up the teeth whitening gel and put a thin line in each tray. The trays can be left in anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours. After that, you brush your teeth (with toothpaste this time) and move on to the desensitizing gel. You’ll repeat the same step with the desensitizing gel but you only leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
I started off at 45 minutes and then worked my way up to an hour once I whitened a couple of times. The first two weeks I started out doing every other day and the third week I did 5 days in a row. I just popped them in and went about my business. I always whitened at night when I was watching my shows. Let’s just say that some of my friends have some pretty embarrassing pictures of me with a face mask on and whitening trays (self-care to the max) while watching The Bachelorette lol
Overall, I am very happy with my results. It’s something I could do while I was doing other things. No going to the dentist and having to take time off of work. No wondering how I’m going to pay $500 for this teeth whitening session. Just a super simple task that provided me with the results I wanted to see.
I’m getting compliments on how white my teeth are and I have Smile Brilliant to thank for that! So thankful, that I have an amazing giveaway for you guys and a coupon code for your next Smile Brilliant purchase 🙂 The giveaway rules are super simple! Just follow this link right HERE and enter to win a $149 Smile Brilliant credit so you can get your very own T3 whitening system. How easy is that? Andddd if you don’t win, you can still save some money by using my discount code: makedafarrell15. I promise you it’s worth it!
This post is sponsored content but all opinions are my own.