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Teeth whitening has always been something I’ve contemplated in the past but was never sure which route to take. It seems like there are so many options available and it gets overwhelming on how to make the right choice. I’ve had little luck with different strips in the past and I feel like I’m always fighting an uphill battle trying to rid of my coffee-stained teeth. Luckily, I was introduced to Smile Brilliant, a teeth whitening company created by dental professionals that produces custom-fitted whitening trays here in the U.S. and delivers them to your door.

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About Smile Brilliant

The Smile Brilliant team is made up of dental professionals with more than 30 years of teeth whitening experience. Their experienced staff has created custom-fitted whitening trays for local dentists. They decided to develop a system that allows customers to make their own dental impressions from the comfort of their own home! By eliminating a trip to the dentist, it also eliminates time and cost.

How does it work?

Step 1: Order the complete package and make your dentaI impressions in less than 15 minutes. Send your impressions back to Smile Brilliant in prepaid envelope.

Step 2: The Smile Brilliant lab receives your dental impressions, crafts an exact model of your teeth, and hand finishes a truly custom-fitted tray.

Step 3: Simply add professional teeth whitening gel to your trays, wear them, and relax! Let Smile Brilliant do the work.

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I was super excited about the opportunity to use their product because of how streamlined and simple the entire preparation process was. I knew that if it was made easy enough for me to not have to visit the dentist or have someone poke around inside my mouth that it was worth the try.

My Teeth Whitening Journey:

Upon receiving my Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit, I tore open the envelope, read the directions, and immediately prepped to create my teeth molds right in my very own kitchen. I woke up the next morning to check on them, and they were perfectly firm and ready to be shipped back to the lab. I placed them into their pre-paid envelope and dropped them into the outgoing mailbox.

Just 5 days later, I received my whitening trays and was ready to get started!

Here are my before photos:

(Excuse the no makeup, dry skin look)

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Because of the decalcification on my front teeth (I also had braces ages ago), I was instructed to pre-treat my teeth with desensitizing gel, which replenished my teeth with minerals and hydration, which helped to re-calcify my teeth before beginning the regular whitening treatments. After day five of just using desensitizing gel, I began my regular whitening treatments. I started noticing a difference after just the third treatment! Every treatment after that continued to yield a whiter and brighter smile.

I’ve never been very confident when it comes to my smile. Between the decalcification, crooked bottom front teeth, and lack of brightness, I usually smile to conceal my teeth. I don’t feel like I have to do that anymore.

Here are my after photos:

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I’m still in disbelief at how successful this teeth whitening journey has been. Everything was made simple, comfortable, and fun. I also don’t suffer from any pain or teeth sensitivity after whitening because the treatments are complete with desensitizing gel that make the process pain-free. Now I can give myself a short whitening treatment any time I decide I want a touch-up!

Check out what others are saying about Smile Brilliant here.

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Now I’m giving away a FREE Smile Brilliant kit to one lucky reader! Here are the rules:
One winner will receive a $139.95 credit to Smile Brilliant which will cover the cost of the tray creation and 6 syringes of whitening gel and/or desensitizing gel (your choice). Giveaway ends December 1st!

Enter the giveaway here. 

Or, for 5% off your order, enter promo code breezyandbrazen at checkout.
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Keep smiling!
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Yep, it happened: I’m velvet obsessed. I can’t get enough of it right now. I know a few posts back I confessed my love for all things suede, which is still accurate, but holy moly have I really taken to this velvet trend. I feel like I’m reliving my youth all over again with this late 90s styles. What I love most about velvet is that it’s comfortable, thick, hides imperfections, and is warm during the colder months. Give me all of the velvet.

Here are some velvet pieces I’m loving this season.

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  1. Velvet Wrap Slip Dress // Target (Who What Wear Collection) // $35
  2. Vegan Elsa Ankle Boot // Free People // $128
  3. Velvet Batwing Sweatshirt // Topshop // $48
  4. Noisy May Velvet Biker Jacket // ASOS // $78
  5. B.B. Dakota Velvet Jumpsuit // Lulus // $75
  6. Dawson Backpack // Herschel Supply Co. // $120
  7. Velvet Cut-Out Shoulder Sweater // ZARA // $40

Anyone else a fan of this trend? What are your favorite velvet pieces and where are your favorite places to shop for them?

Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween!

Laura

I recently added a wood watch from JORD to my limited collection of jewelry and watches. I’ve become a bit of a minimalist in terms of my jewelry collection because I get so tired of organizing, purging, and reorganizing my necklaces, bracelets, and earrings and more. I used to have more jewelry than I could keep up with, so downsizing was necessary. Now my collection feels intentionally curated with only pieces I truly love. In that collection now lies my JORD wood watch that fits in well with my wardrobe of mostly neutral hues.
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My JORD wood watch is the Frankie style in the colors Koa & Ash. The wood has a darker finish with a slate grey face and I think it’s the perfect contrast. I love that the face of the watch is large but simple, too.
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JORD wood watches run between $129-$395 in price and they have a huge variety of styles and colors. I happen to have weird, bony wrists so the fact that they are very descriptive with their custom sizing chart is helpful. I can confidently wear my watch without it drooping or spinning around my wrist because it fits perfectly.
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To find the right wood watch style for you, visit woodwatches.com.

Wooden Watches by JORD

As a work-from-home professional who spends a lot of time in my home office, it’s important to find ways to comfortably lounge and unwind when the workday is over. It also helps to have a comfortable corner sanctuary if I need a change from my regular office chair. The perfect solution is my Xorbee foam chair that comforts me like a gigantic, warm hug.

Outside of my typical meetings and daily huddles that occur every morning for work, I like to spend some time catching up on emails, developing product, and managing projects from the comfort of my Xorbee. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since working from home, it’s that it is so important to find a comfortable place to be productive.
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When I’m not working, you can usually find me reading, talking to my family in Michigan, or practicing new tunes on my mandolin. Lucky for me, all of these can be done from the comfort of my Xorbee chair. I even roll the Xorbee down my hallway and into my living room when I’m planning a movie night or a Netflix binge.

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My pool blue Xorbee is in the X-Dormer size, which is 4 feet and perfect for sliding into the corner of a room. It was made to be a smaller, more compact version of the Xtreem foam filled chair that fits 2+ people. It’s the perfect size for college students living in dorms or smaller apartments that need a comfortable spot for studying and lounging with friends. The X-Dormer size is currently $40 off for a very limited time, so check them out!

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For more information on Xorbee frameless foam furniture, visit www.xorbee.com.

Laura