new smile new year.

Hi lovelies!!
Can you believe it's 2017?!
So nuts.
But also, so so exciting!!
I have some new goals set, resolutions made and fresh ideas for 2017 that I can't wait to implement.
I already posted about one of my big ole resolutions {going vegetarian} here!
One of them being more self care.
Eating right and working out are now just a part of my daily life, just like making my bed or cooking dinner.
But now I want to kinda expand that "me time."
I have the worst habit of sometimes just staying in my gym clothes all day after a workout or just being super comfy while around the house.
Which I don't think is a bad thing, but I want to get ready more often.
And not just because I'm going to lunch with friends.
Getting dressed, putting some make up on.. you know the drill!
Anyone else like me?!

Sometimes leggings and tennies are just so cozy!!
Haha but anywho-
along those lines I've also wanted to whiten my teeth more too!
If anyone remembers, my last year's resolution was to start wearing my retainer again-
and now I wanna whiten those puppies too.
If you know me, you know I'm a Diet Coke fan, and well, Diet Coke and super white teeth don't just go together, unfortunately.
So I in listed the help of Smile Brilliant to make my Diet Coke loving self, give a little more love to my smile.

You can read more about different types of tooth stains here!
I've tried whitening trays in the past, and was never a huge fan- I just felt like the stripes didn't do enough.
Smile Brilliant uses custom fit retainers that are made literally just for you-
so I obvi had to try them out!
They sent me the whole whitening kit, which included impression trays and impression gels so I could make my impressions at home, and then mail them back to be made!
Easy peasy.

Then in a couple days, my custom whitening trays were shipped right to my front door.
Again, easy peasy.
The kit also comes with the whitening and desensitizing gel- so you can start whitening your teeth right away.
You can see a full video tutorial below!

I don't know about you, but my teeth are super sensitive- I hate drinking or eating really cold stuff even!
So I used the desensitizing gel, which helped a bunch since this process can be a lot on your teeth.
It was nice because I could do other things, like play with Liam, while whitening so I never felt like I was wasting time.

I'm a kill two birds with one stone kinda gal- so this was a big win in my book!
I love wearing lipstick, but feel like it can make my teeth look a little more dull-
but after whitening I could tell a difference and had more confidence wearing some fun new lip colors!
Below you can see my results-
This first photo is before..

And here's my after..

I really enjoyed these, so much so that I'm giving away a Smile Brilliant Kit to a reader!
Woot woot!!
Maybe you can start off 2017 with a new bright smile!!
The winner will receive a $139.00 store credit with free shipping in the USA- so you can get your own kit!
The giveaway starts today and will end on January 18th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. MST.
Oh and if you're interested in just buying your own kit, you can use the coupon code, "newlyweddiaries5" to snag a discount!

For a chance to win all you gotta do is:
1. Like this photo
2. Follow myself and @SmileBrilliant on Instagram
3. Tag 2 friends in separate comments- the more names the more chances to win!

Hope you have a lovely day!
And Liam wishes you luck!


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  1. Wahoo! Your teeth look great. I'm going to enter the contest now :) It's been too long since the last time I whitened mine. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. I've really gotta try these! Your teeth are so pearly white. And yes, I feel you on living in your gym clothes. I rarely buy clothes that aren't "athleisure" anymore.... YIKES. Putting makeup on and getting ready does feel great and it's pretty motivating.

  3. I've tried this before and got good results! My teeth were sensitive too and the gel really helps. I like that you can reuse the mold and buy more as needed.

    Stylista Fitness

  4. Great post! So good to see your before and after shots. Looks like it makes a big difference!

  5. Such pretty pearly whites! I keep seeing ads for Smile Brilliant, and this concept definitely interests me! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll be looking into this!

  6. Beautiful smile! I have really sensitive teeth too after whitening so I o need to start using desensitizing gel too. Great tip! Truly, -Ney

  7. Ahh I love your smile! You are too cute. Thank you for sharing your experience!!

  8. Omg I've been looking for a good teeth whitener! Yours look amazing! Thanks for the review, I will definitely be checking this out!