Tuesday, February 28, 2017

How I Whiten My Teeth + Whitening Kit Giveaway!!




I am a teeth person. There is no doubt that the first thing I am looking at when I meet you is your teeth. I've always whitened my teeth with those strips that everyone uses. They've always got the job done, but it wasn't until I used Smile Brilliant that I realized how the strips really didn't whiten all the way into each crevice. Another thing I noticed was how ALL my teeth got whiter with the use of Smile Brilliant, not just the front few teeth. 

Ever since having Graham, I'm a habitual coffee drinker, so when I got the chance to try out Smile Brilliant, I was really excited. This was my first experience with teeth whitening trays. When you order the teeth whitening kit, you will be instructed on how to create your molds. The process was super easy and I was able to quickly do it one night after putting Graham to bed. You send your molds off in a prepaid envelope and they will return to you your custom fit trays.

Once your custom fit trays arrive, the real fun begins. I was given three whitening gel syringes and three desensitizing gel syringes. You are instructed to keep the trays in anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours. I only ever kept them in for 45 minutes and I noticed a significant difference in only four applications. I did used the desensitizing gel after the last two sessions because I have sensitive teeth, but I've always had that issue.

After four applications, I hadn't even used a whole whitening gel syringe, so you are definitely getting enough gel for many, many sessions.

The trays fit really comfortably. I was able to talk and go about my business while the trays were in. I always whitened right before bed (which is suggested) and never felt like I was drooling (yuck!) when I talked.

Here are my results after four treatments:



I can definitely see how the yellow in between my teeth is gone! I never thought about that area getting whiter, but the whitening trays allowed the gel to really get in all the nooks and crannies of my teeth.

Now it is time for YOU to get started on a brighter smile!

Smile Brilliant has graciously offered to give away a credit to their store valued at $139! All you need to do is click HERE and enter your name and email! 

You can also get 5% off all items in their store with the code: tuckerup5 and $15 off your tray with the code: tuckerup15. 

You can see in the video below the specifics of the whole process. It really is as easy as it looks!


How do you whiten your teeth? I'd love to hear!

*This post was created in collaboration with Smile Brilliant. All opinions are my own!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Family Update





Happy Friday!

I swear I have the best readers. This blogging community is something special!

So many of you have been asking for an update on my dad and brother and sister in law. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can read about my dad's assault here and my brother and sister in law's car accident here.

We will start with my dad. He is doing well. He had a surgery, unrelated to his attack, two weeks ago and he is recovering well. He has restless leg syndrome and has been experiencing severe leg pain for years now, so the doctor now wants to do an MRI and get to the root of what is causing his leg problems. Other than that, he is doing well!

My brother and sister in law are on the road to recovery as well! My brother is doing good. My sister in law, unfortunately, has to have shoulder surgery on the 3rd to repair her separated shoulder. She could use the prayers for a safe procedure and a speedy recovery.

Once again, I'm so blessed by ALL the texts, calls, and emails regarding the events that my family has gone through. I'm truly so thankful!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WIWW: White Jeans/Bulky Sweater + Link Up







Thanks to Graham's mimi (my mom) for taking these pictures! If your parents don't know up from down on an iphone and aren't sure what button to push on a DSLR, then you can appreciate these pictures just as much as I do! I had to give a few reminders to not cut off my hear or feet, and the fixed lens was a bit tricky, but we managed!

Onto the fashion part of this post. This Tory Burch purse has quickly become my most carried purse. I have a Louis Vuitton, but you can't beat a cross body. I've been carrying this purse daily because I never have time to switch to another one, but I'm not mad about it.

Also, can we touch on the fact that anywhere I go there are at least 95% of the women I see wearing white jeans. I think we are all dying for spring to get here.

This post has been so positive that I don't want to mention the fact that this sweater was given to me as a maternity sweater and has several giant holes. It is a size large from H&M and I will probably never get rid of it. It's amazing and I'm so thankful for the large, bulky sweater trend. 

Happy Wednesday, friends!


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