Those who know me personally would say I’ve grown up dressing a little bit like a Barbie. Luckily as I’ve gotten older, my fashion sense has matured somewhat, but I still have to add some glam to every outfit I wear. I have always loved the color pink. Growing up it was a rarity to find me wearing any other color. Although I still love the color pink, I have simmered down my use of it in my outfits. Meaning, I have cut back to wearing one pink item rather than a pink shirt, pink pants, and pink sparkly shoes. So, when the trend of wearing pink lipstick started, you can imagine my excitement! I immediately purchased LipSense’s Party Pink shade and thought, I am going to rock this- no shame, no shame. Well, I put it on the next morning and loved the color- until I smiled… my teeth had never looked so yellow! My excitement and confidence in wearing bright pink lipstick was immediately deflated and I wasn’t feeling so confident anymore. This drove me to have the desire to whiten my teeth.
To be honest, I have tried numerous whitening trends and haven’t been thrilled with any. I think I drool more than most and having whitening strips or trays in my mouth takes my drooling to a whole new level- gross! Smile Brilliant reached out to Shalese and I about trying their custom teeth whitening system. I was hesitant because I feel like I have no spare time between teaching school, doing hair, being pregnant and now caring for a newborn and toddler, fitting a workout in, and trying to be a decent wife. I wasn’t sure how excited I was about going through the process of creating and using whitening trays for several weeks! Not only that, but I was worried about whitening while pregnant. Despite my hesitations, I decided to give it a try because I got it approved by my doctor and I decided there is nothing wrong with taking a little time to make myself feel more confident- especially being pregnant and needing an extra confidence boost.
My experience using Smile Brilliant was very positive. Once I submitted my order I quickly received my kit to create my trays. Creating the tray impressions intimidated me (I am no dentist!) but I was thrilled to find that it was quite simple and didn’t take much time. I sent in my impressions and received my customized whitening trays very promptly. Whitening was very simple and I didn’t experience much sensitivity at all, which was a plus for me. For a step-by-step guide on how to use these trays, check out Shalese’s review here. These trays were very easy to use and were quite comfortable to wear. I was very pleased with how much I could get done while whitening!
10 things I have done while whitening my teeth:
- Coloring Clients Hair (I may have talked a little funny!)
- Cleaning My House
- Putting on Makeup
- Doing My Hair
- Taking a Bath
- Grading School Work
- Playing with My Little Boys
- Breast Feeding My Baby (my doctor approved the product for me, talk to your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding)
- Doing Dishes
- Reading a Book
So, for the big reveal! Once I completed my whitening process, I compared the difference wearing this hot pink lipstick I have such a desire to wear… here are my results! Needless to say, I will be wearing this, and many other fun colors of lipstick with confidence. I had my baby a week ago and I could use a little confidence boost at the moment.
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**These trays were given to me but these opinions are my own**