This post is in partnership with Smile Brilliant, but opinions expressed here are my own.
If you’ve been following along for a while, you might know that my husband Alex and I met over coffee. (I was his favorite Starbucks barista back in the day ?) You could say it was love at first cup of joe.
And since becoming a mom, let me just say my love of coffee runs REAAALLLL deep, mkay? Starbucks is life, and I have zero intentions of giving it up.
I mean, without coffee, I couldn’t survive the 746352 “Mommy, watch this!” requests, endless loads of dishes, and convincing two tiny humans to nap, while still managing to stand upright at the end of the day.
Motherhood is exhausting, but man oh man….my heart has never been happier.
Ain’t nobody got the time (or money) for that
Speaking of happiness, I prided myself on my smile for years. My parents paid big bucks for braces, and I still regularly wear my retainer at night (Alex’s personal fave…hot mom alert! ?)
But, perhaps it was the caffeine, or the countless times I’ve literally forgotten to brush my teeth (because, #momlife), I started to notice that my pearly whites weren’t quite as white anymore. They weren’t horrible…but, I was starting to notice a difference.
I began thinking about professional whitening, but with the average price of $500+ and the fact that it was going to be something I’d have to find a sitter for….just didn’t appeal to me. Ain’t nobody got time – or money for that!
Meet Smile Brilliant
So, when Smile Brilliant reached out with an at-home, customized teeth whitening kit at a fraction of the cost, I was interested. But, I’ll be honest, I was super skeptical.
I have never had a good experience with whitening products. I’ve tried the ones you can buy at the dentist office, and those you can buy at the grocery store. The goopy whitening gel always made me gag, and the uncomfortable, slippery trays made my teeth so INSANELY sensitive that the pain wasn’t even worth it for me. I only made it a couple of days before throwing in the towel.
But, my friends at Smile Brilliant explained that their system included not only a set of custom whitening trays that matched my exact dental impressions – hello, no more sloppy, slimy, goopy gel – but also a desensitizing gel that they promised would make whitening a lot less painful. Um, YESS, PLEASSEEE. They had my attention.
Multi-tasking for the win
So, I gave them a try. Funny story: The first night I wore my custom trays before bed, I was talking to my husband, Alex, and he didn’t even notice I was wearing them – ha! I’m so thankful that my trays are clear and fit snugly.
I can wear them while I do anything – around the house, or even while I’m out talking with neighbors as our kids play together. I love a product that helps me multi-task 🙂
And let me just say, the desensitizing gel is legit! While I did experience some sensitivity – which is unavoidable while using any whitening trays – it was honestly nothing like the pain I’d experienced with other products. I love being able to whiten my teeth whenever I want without the fear of absolutely unbearable pain from sensitivity. Talk about a game changer!
And here are my results
This is just the beginning! It might look like a small change, but it’s making all the difference for me when I look in the mirror. I plan to continue using Smile Brilliant as needed to give my smile the little boost it needs (read: I’m not giving up coffee).
Enter the giveaway – or get your coupon code
Good news for you! If you’re a coffee-loving or wine-loving (or both) mama looking to whiten up your smile, I’ve got the hookup for you. Enter my giveaway to win a FREE Smile Brilliant kit for yourself – a $145 value!
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Thanks to Smile Brilliant, we’re all smiles over here!