Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

Enter to win a FREE Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit in this post!

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We all want perfect pearly white teeth, don’t we? Well getting your teeth professionally whitened isn’t exactly the cheapest thing in the world…

I’ve always struggled with the image of my teeth. From a very young age I had always been make fun of my teeth; they were too big for my mouth and crooked as anything! Eventually came time to get braces and I couldn’t have been more excited. I was finally going to have my dream teeth when all was said and done. FINALLY, after FOUR years of being a brace face came the day that felt like would never come and I got my braces off! That day was also the first and only time I’ve ever had my teeth professionally whitened. I was so proud of new teeth, but eventually the shine faded, I lost my retainer so my teeth began to shift back, and I started drinking coffee daily.

As much as I would love to get my teeth professionally whitening again, I typically don’t have $400 to $800 (the average range for getting your teeth whitened at the dentist) laying around to do so. As a result of being a broke twenty-something year old, I have probably tried every at-home whitening product/trick under the sun, but nothing really stood out to me over the years.

When Smile Brilliant reached out to me and asked if I’d be interesting in trying their at-home teeth whitening system, I was a little hesitant due to the fact that I have fairly sensitive teeth. That’s when I learned they have a specific whitening system designed just for sensitive teeth! So not only do they have a products for different types of teeth, but their price point in incomparable to other professional whiten treatments, their products are vegan and cruelty free and everything is so simple to use!

Smile Brilliant sends you everything you need including the mixtures for your impressions, teeth whiten gel and desensitizing gel (if you ordered for sensitive teeth), instructions on how to take your impressions and how to whiten your teeth once you receive your trays.

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For the past 21 days, I have been whitening every night before bed in increasing increments from 45 minutes to 3 hours. I know what you’re thinking… “3 hours?! That’s SO long!” Yes, 3 hours is a good chunk of time, but the great thing is that you can knock out other things while whitening! You can whitening while getting ready for the day, cleaning, watching tv, or even have them on while you’re working. REMEMBER, the trays are specifically designed for YOUR teeth, so you can barely tell when they are on! I took mine with me when I went to visit family for Christmas and had a full conversation with my mom while whitening. After we were done chatting, she had seen the empty tray case sitting on the bathroom counter and asked if I had something on my teeth. She had no idea I had anything on my teeth the whole time.

Overall, I would recommend this product. It has noticeably whitened my teeth, especially compared to any other teeth whitening method I’ve used. See my before and after below:

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I am so thrilled to be kicking off 2019 with more confidence because of my new pearly whites. Now you can too! Click the link below to enter to win a FREE Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit or if you just can’t wait, use code blondebytheshore15 for 15% off.

Giveaway Link: http://www.smilebrilliant.com/g/blondebytheshore

This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant. I received this product complimentary. All opinions are my 100% own.


Tooth Whitening Gel

Holiday Make-Up: Full Face Tutorial

Today I’m going to show you how I went from the left to the right. This simple glam holiday look is super easy to achieve, just follow my step by step tutorial below!

P.S. Links to all the products and shades I used are located at the bottom of the post.

Step 1: Apply an eye shadow primer, or if you’re like me and don’t have any (LOL), just use a little dot of concealer on your each eyelid. I used Tarte Shape Tape today.

Step 2: EYESHADOW. I used the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette for most of this look. So for my base color I used the shade “Stark”.

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Step 3: EYESHADOW. Using the same palette, using the shade ” apply it to your crease. It doesn’t have to be perfect, mine was actually quite messy. This gives you the slightest bit of dimension on your eye lids.

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Step 4: EYESHADOW. I set the UD Naked 2 palette aside for a second and grabbed my ColourPop eye shadow pod in the color “Jinxie” and applied that just to my lid.

Step 5: EYESHADOW. Picking up my UD Naked 2 palette again, I went back into my crease and the outer corner of my eye lids with the shade “Primal”. This creates a little more dramatic look without going overboard.

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Step 6: EYEBROWS. I do my eyebrows how I do them everyday. I use my NYX Brow Pencil and start off by making a line on the bottom outline of my eyebrow, then do the same to the top. Next, I fill it in and then blend it out with the brush end of the pencil. (Below I show you it with one done, then both done).

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Step 7: FOUNDATION. I use my Burt’s Bees BB Cream in the shade “light/med” (honestly too dark for me, but I haven’t gotten a lighter shade for winter yet). I apply this to the back of my hand then take my beauty blender and make four dots on my face (both cheeks, chin, and forehead), then I blend it out.

Step 8: CONCEALER. I have been loving mixing these two concealers lately. I apply as below and then blend out with my fingers as much as possible. If I feel the need I will also blend it out with my beauty blender.

Step 9: SETTING POWDER. Now that my concealer is all blended out, I take my translucent powder and set everything with it. I use Dermablend Professional Loose Setting Powder, as pictured below.

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Step 10: BRONZER. I take my little tiny LilyLolo Bronzer and apply that in a 3 formation on each side of my face. I start at my temple then bring it down to just under my cheekbone then bring it down one last time to my jaw line. (If you haven’t checked out Lily Lolo cosmetics, I highly recommend it and it’s all organic!!) IMG_5043

Step 11: BLUSH. I take my Avon Blush that I’ve literally had since high school and some how haven’t ran out of yet. Like seriously, I’ve had this same compact since high school.

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Step 12: HIGHLIGHT. Next, I take my ELF highlight pod and apply it to the tippy top of my cheek bones using my EcoTools Fan Brush. (Seriously my favorite brush)

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Step 13: MASCARA. Next you are going to apply mascara. I use a combo of Loreal’s Voluminous Primer and CoverGirl’s Lash Blast in shade “brown.”

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(This combo is EVERYTHING!!!!!)

Step 14: & THE VERY LAST STEP!! LIPSTICK. Apply your favorite red lipstick to take this simple gold eye and launch the whole look into full on holiday mode! (I used ULTA Lip Crayon that they don’t sell any longer).


Links:

Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (Shade: Fair Neutral)

Urban Decay Naked Weightless Concealer (Shade: Light Neutral)

Burt’s Bees BB Cream (Shade: Light/Med)

DermaBlend Loose Setting Powder (Shade: Translucent)

NYX Micro Brow Pencil (Shade: Taupe)

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer

CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara (Shade: Brown)

Lily Lolo Waikiki Bronzer and Simmer (Shade: Waikiki)

E.L.F. Baked Highlighter (Shade: Moonlight Pearls)

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush  (Shade: Warm Flush)

EcoTools Highlight & Define Brush Duo

EcoTools Powder Brush

EcoTools Beauty Blender Duo

Kristin Ess Working Texture Loose Styling Powder Review + Instagram Giveaway

WHOO! This stuff is the bomb.com! I’ve been using it for about a week or two now and I am obsessed! I cannot go one day without using this stuff now. I have a LOT of hair, (Ask my hair stylist, bless her heart), it’s heavy and gets weighed done, but that is no match for this stuff! Just a couple sprinkles and BAM! Super model volume every time!

I have tried other powders like this, Not Your Mothers Girl Powder and Sexy Hair Powder Play to name a couple, but none really compare to this. I used Not your mothers for a loooong time and it’s a great product, but there is just something about Kristen Ess that gives me EASY volume that lasts all day (without having to reapply it at all), doesn’t make my hair feel gross, and it gives me crazy good volume. What’s not to love??

SPRINKLE, FLUFF, DONE!!

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Head over to my instagram for your chance to win a bottle of this magic volume in a bottle for you and your bestie!!

Halloween Make-Up: Glam Skull

Day 3 of Halloween week on the blog and I’m sharing with you my FAVORITE halloween make-up look!! This glam skull look is SO easy to do and all you really need is black eyeshadow and eyeliner!

THE LOOK: GLAM SKULL

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Tarte Shape Tape

W7 Colour Me Buff and In the Buff Lightly Toasted Eye Shadow Pallette

ELF Black Liquid Eyeliner

Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Urban Decay 24/7 Black Eyeliner

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder

White Hair Spray

How to Get this Look:

Step 1: Apply “Onyx” from the “In the Buff” eyeshadow palette all over the lid. (Note: Apply lightly and in layers! You want it to be dark, but black eyeshadow is a dangerous game!!) You can apply this pretty messy and BLEND BLEND BLEND into your crease, inside corner and up past your inner brow.

Step 2: Apply “Up in Smoke” over the matte black just applied to give it little shimmer – Apply this to ONLY the LID and crease!

Step 3: Apply “Dawn” from the inner corner to about 3/4 of the way before your outer corner.

Step 4: Apply black liner all around your eye from inner to outer corner on upper and lower waterline.

Step 5: Take black liquid liner and trace along your upper lash line from about half-way to the outer corner and create a small wing.

Step 6: Apply and blend out concealer under your eyes, and cover your lips as well. Apply a white or very pale powder foundation over your entire face.

Step 7: Take black liquid liner and create a slightly-upward horizontal line from each corner of your  mouth and draw short lines from end to end crossing the long black line.

Step 8: With the black eyeliner trace a teardrop shape with a rigged top on the tip of your nose and fill in with with black liquid liner.

Step 9: Apply the false magnetic lashes and apply black mascara to your bottom lash line.

Step 10: (Optional) Curl your hair and spray white colored hairspray all throughout your hair to complete the look!

Feel free to ask me any questions via this post or DM me and send me pictures if you try these looks out on my Instagram!

Stay spooky!

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