What I'm wearing | Sheep Like

vest  and dress - F21 | boots - Aldo

vest  and dress - F21 | boots - Aldo

I've just recently decided to move again and I couldn't be more excited. So I took mildly sassy photos on a balcony to celebrate.

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

I always like to commemorate trips that I take with new scents. In fact, I think trips are strangely the only time I buy myself new fragrances. A few months ago I went to Europe and fell in love with this one. Tobacco Vanilla smells masculine, and smokey, and sexy but not overwhelming. It is the definition of a winter scent and if the price tag didn't make my eyes water, I would probably wear it every day and every night.

What I'm Wearing | Crisp White Button Up

shoes - F21 | shirt - Urban Outfitters | shorts - thrifted | lipstick - Grape lip pencil by Bite Beauty

shoes - F21 | shirt - Urban Outfitters | shorts - thrifted | lipstick - Grape lip pencil by Bite Beauty

These shorts are ancient. I think I got them from Value Village in the 11th grade. You know what that means? I've still got it. Or that I was prematurely large in the 10th grade.

It's definitely one or the other.


Smile a Little Brighter +GIVEAWAY!

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I'm a big teeth gal. They are the first thing that people notice when you greet them and a great smile leaves an even better impression. Now I've been lucky enough to never have had braces- my teeth are pretty naturally straight if I do say so myself. But I've always wanted to try my hand at whitening. Mind you, my teeth were generally pretty white but there was mild yellowing around the edges and there's always room for improvement.

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So when Smile Brilliant contacted me to try our their at home Teeth Whitening Kit, I leapt at the chance for some pearlier whites. It's a very simple process too. They send you a package with this putty that you mix together and then press into your teeth to create dental imprints. You send these creepy cool impressions back them (the return postage is in the original package you get) and they mail you a set of plastic trays that perfectly fit your teeth. 

You will also receive detailed instructions, 3 syringes of teeth whitening activating gel, and 3 of desensitization gel. These syringes hold about three or four uses each so you do get quite a few uses out of the kit. The idea is that you pour the gel into the teeth trays and then put those in your mouth for a few hours. You can plan on using the actual whitening gel anywhere from 45 mins - 3 hours so get comfy and don't make any plans that will involve interactions with other humans.

Does it even work? Obviously I can't speak to everyone's results but I personally saw results right after the first time I used it. Like my teeth were noticeably whiter right after I did it.  Obviously I was intrigued to see how far I could push this after such astounding results so I diligently kept trying this one and off for the better part of a month. Now at first it looks like your teeth are whitening at a slightly uneven level, but that quickly fades away. Now? I honestly couldn't see myself ever going to a dentist to get this done when it was so easy. My teeth look perfect. And perfect is good. 10/10 would recommend. My before and after photos really didn't do the product justice so don't use them as a deciding factor. It is surprisingly hard to accurately photograph teeth progress.

Our good friends at Smile Brilliant have been nice enough to offer you guys a $139.95 store credit which is equal to their Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes or the Teeth Whitening Trays + 6 whitening gel syringes. The contest begins today and  ends in exactly two weeks. To enter (all you have to do is provide your name and email address), just follow this link: http://www.smilebrilliant.com/contest#waitealittle