Teeth Whitening for a Smile Brilliant Birthday + Giveaway [CLOSED]

Disclaimer: The following post has been sponsored by Smile Brilliant which includes affiliate links. I have received a complimentary at-home teeth whitening kit in exchange for sharing my experience on the blog. All comments and opinions are my own. 

I never had pearly white teeth. I actually don’t think I really cared about it until I became an adult. But nowadays I have been spending a lot of time in front of the camera. This has cause me to be come self-conscious of my appearance including my no-so-white smile. Last year I gave an over-the-counter brand a try. Not much luck. The strips would slip and I experienced immediate sensitivity on my gums. But recently I was offered a chance to whiten my teeth at home again with Smile Brilliant. I was comfortable this time because I received desensitizing gel and customized teeth whitening trays. It definitely felt like a more professional experience.

Getting Started with Smile Brilliant:

My complimentary T6 Sensitive System which included 6 Whitening Gels, 6 De-sensitizing Gels, 3 Base Pastes and 3 Catalyst Pastes to create my smile mold. Here is a video what my kit looked like:

I was glad Smile Brilliant includes extra ingredients for your mold in case you make a mistake. Because I absolutely made the mistake of not moving fast enough before the mold hardened. When the base and are mixed, the material is kind of like  a fast-acting “Playdoh”. I would recommend rolling the “doh” narrow in the palm of your hands before placing in the tray. It fit perfectly in my tray the second time around and I created the perfect impression. Within a week of sending my mold to the lab, received my customized trays and was ready to roll.

The Teeth Whitening Process:

The application was super easy and cleaning the trays were as well. I am gonna lie, I saw results by the second day. The desensitizing gel helped a lot too. I didn’t have burns  immediately after like before but three days in a row was my limit. Therefore I had to take one to two-day breaks in between application. I played it safe and only left my trays in for the minimum time of 45 minutes. I would normally popped them in right before watching my favorite reality TV shows at night. It makes the time move by so fast.

So in total, I had 15 applications over the course of 3 1/2 weeks. And here are my results:

Teeth Whitening Before and After

I would be lying if said I wasn’t expecting paper-white teeth lol but it definitely worked! Even my husband agreed and he’s a harsh critic. As you can see, my color is more even and a few shades whiter than before. I am sure the breaks in the process affected more dramatic results but I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my gums for white teeth. That would be crazy.

This process was strategically done in November so that I could #smilefearlessly before my 34th birthday. I had a chance to show of my smile in New York for dinner with my girlfriends and at The Great Xscape Tour with my husband the weekend after.

Do you want a give professional in-home teeth whitening a try? Smile Brilliant is giving one lucky Off The Potomac reader $139 Smile Brilliant credit towards their system of choice.  This giveaway is open for 7 days to USA, UK, Australia and Canadian residents only.


I will announce the winner on Facebook on December 8th, 2017. Can’t wait? Just use code offthepotomac10 to receive 10% off your purchase.

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