Giveaway! My Whiter Smile with Smile Brilliant

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Keep reading for details on how to win a $149 teeth whitening kit!

Today, I want to be real with ya’ll about something. I like to think that I’m a pretty confident person. Like, I’m always the person who calls out someone being a jerk to the baristas in a coffee shop. I make pretty bold clothing choices (for Omaha, anyway). I’m not afraid to get vulnerable and post things on a blog for the world to see. Confident.

But one area I’ve always been a little uncomfortable about is my smile. I never got braces when I was a kid, so I don’t have the perfect, straight teeth that a lot of my friends do. I have a pretty intensive dental routine, but it’s still in my hereditary cards to get cavities almost every time I go to the dentist, no matter how many prescription toothpaste tubes I buy, lattes and sodas I cut out, or reams of floss I go through. I can never quite seem to escape the dull color of my teeth, either. It’s probably the 32 ounces of coffee I drink every day, but I’m honestly not willing (read: able) to give that up.

When Smile Brilliant reached out to me, offering to let me try their teeth whitening kit, I was IN. It was just a couple of months before my wedding, and the incentive to have a beautiful smile for those pictures was real.

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First, I got a box in the mail that had everything I needed to get trays that are custom-fit to my mouth. I spent about 30 minutes putting a putty into molds, pressing my teeth down into them, and letting them harden overnight. The next day, I popped them into the mail, and very quickly I received these flexible plastic trays that fit my teeth perfectly.

Next, it was time to start whitening. That evening, I pulled out two different syringes filled with gel. With the first one, I filled the trays with a thin line of the whitening gel and fit them over my teeth. And the next hour and a half couldn’t have been easier. I sat and worked my way through checking my wedding RSVP list to my invite list. I definitely noticed that I had teeth whitening trays in my mouth, but they weren’t uncomfortable, and they didn’t prevent me from getting a full night of wedding planning in.

Readin’ and whitenin’

Readin’ and whitenin’

After about two hours, I brushed my teeth off, rinsed out the trays, and replaced the teeth whitening gel with the desensitizing gel. I left that on my teeth for about an hour until I went to bed.

The next day, I realized I was having some teeth sensitivity issues. Nothing major, but it was a little uncomfortable. I read through the directions, took a night off, and reduced my time with the teeth whitening gel by 30 minutes. And that did the trick! From then on, it was smooth sailing.

I did this for about 8 nights, and I noticed a huge difference! I was really excited to have a brighter smile for my wedding, and you can definitely tell in my photos from that day. I felt so much more confident about showing my teeth, and I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to test this product and tell you all about it.

Pearly whites

Pearly whites


Now - here’s the fun part! Because I had such a good experience with Smile Brilliant, I’m running a giveaway to give you a teeth whitening kit of your very own (the same one that I used - a $149 value)! All you have to do is head HERE to enter.

The giveaway will be open for two weeks, and is international. Smile Brilliant will ship to most countries.

Even if you don’t win, you can save $15 off of any tray set with my discount code: withthespecs15. You’ll also get a special discount code just for entering.

Good luck!