Hey friends, it's been a while since I've talked about teeth on here so I wanted to tell you about a new Smile Brilliant product I've been trying. I am one of those people that has consistently gone to the dentist twice a year since I was a kid. I really try to take care of my teeth especially because it's where my eyes are first drawn when talking to people. I've used their custom whitening tray system (blog post here) and their electric toothbrush (blog post here) as well so it's safe to say I'm a fan of Smile Brilliant products.
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I go through cycles where I consistently go to a salon and have my nails done but I get sick of the time and cost that it takes. When the pandemic hit I saw sooo many people trying to do their nails at home and I loved it! It's fun to learn a new hobby and also use it as some self care. I've done my nails at home for years and have spent time learning how to do my own acrylics, gel, dip, and builder gel. Through all of these I've got to say that builder gel is by far my favorite and one that I plan on continuing.
,Acrylic can be very messy and strong at home. And if you mess up it's a bigger hassle to fix. Dip is great but it felt more damaging to my nails and let's be real, it's a pain in the butt to remove! Gel was easy and felt less damaging, but with weightlifting I tend to still chip them and because it's my natural nail they would break more. Then enters builder gel....
I haven't talked about skincare in a while (or ever?) and that's one thing I've really been focusing on during this whole Covid stuck-at-home-thing. When I was younger I got hormonal cystic acne and it was just horrible. I was left with scarring, still have some deep pores, and will occasionally get cystic acne still. I've been trying to find a skincare routine that is more natural while still being effective and in comes Derma E. I have been using some of their products already (Vitamin E oil & Anti-wrinkle treatment oil) and was really excited to try out their Vitamin C skincare line. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties so the idea of brighter and smoother skin sounded great to me! I got 5 items from their line so I'm going to tell you how I felt about them!
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Hey guys, I’m talking teeth again over here on the blog because let’s be honest, when someone is talking to me that’s the first place my eyes go. Teeth health is so important, we only have one set and if you don’t take care of them, it’s not only costly but can also be painful! Last time I told you guys all about my experience with Smile Brilliant teeth whitener (still using because it’s amazing!), but this time we are talking toothbrushes.
Raise your hand if you were the person that just kept buying the disposable electric toothbrushes *slowly raises hand*. Ok let’s be real, yes it’s good that they were electric and helped with the brushing process, but also super wasteful and not really the best quality.
I switched over to a well known brand of electric toothbrush which I love, but let me tell you how awesome the Smile Brilliant cariPRO is compared to it!
Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes for an exchange for an honest review.
Let me start by saying I’m an avid coffee and soda drinker so I was a little skeptical of how effective this product would be. I’ve used other at home whitening products that promise great results - like the expensive toothpaste, whitening strips, and charcoal powder, yet saw little changes that made me really commit to the product.
As I’ve gotten older my gums have gotten more sensitive so I prefer a product that won’t cause my gums to feel like they’re bleeding (if you have sensitive gums, you know what I mean!). That’s one of the main factors that got me interested in trying Smile Brilliant, after you whiten each time, they have a desensitizing gel to use.
When I first opened the kit it was neatly arranged with all the materials to make your own tray along with the whitening and desensitizing gel. The instructions were step by step and very easy to follow with guides for each part. I was a little worried about my molds but they really go above and beyond by giving you extra material and they also give you the option to send in a picture of your mold to get double checked if you’re worried.
So I'll be totally honest here, my mom used to sell these products back in the day and laughed when I told her they were "back in". I knew it was a trustworthy and good company but I never really was too interested in the products, I always kind of had the doubt in my mind questioning if it was really worth it.
I connected with Laura through Dani Austins Sassy Club and she sent me a full size bottle of the MakeSense foundation in Dewy to review. I was super hesitant to try it because I was worried that it wouldn't really work or live up to the websites claims.