This contest is now over. A winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Thank you! –steph
It’s the beginning of the brand new year, and that means it’s time to better yourself.
Isn’t that what we’re supposed to be doing? We’re supposed to exercise, sleep more, give up sugar, stop eating nachos every night at 9pm while binge-watching The Good Wife (wait, is that just me?), and all in all just BE BETTER.
It can be kind of exhausting,which is why most New Year’s Resolutions have already been discarded.
But. If your New Year’s Resolution this year was to look younger and finally get your teeth whitened, you’re in luck. Because whitening your teeth? You can TOTALLY DO IT FROM THE COUCH while binge-watching The Good Wife.
I was offered a free trial of Smile Brilliant’s Professional Whitening System for review and I have another pack (value $139) for a giveaway item.
This is kind of a cool system — in order to whiten your teeth, you first need to make a mold of your teeth. I like that each kit is customized for each and every mouth — this really gets the whitening gel into the nooks and crannies. Since I had just whitened my teeth the boring way (strips) not all that long ago, I decided that Adam could really use some whiter teeth.
He actually wasn’t all that happy with me deciding that he needed whiter teeth. I’ve got to work on my delivery.
Anyway, I made the form mixture and had him bite into it. I dropped the mold into the padded pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope that comes with each kit and a few days later we had beautifully crafted silicone trays that fit his teeth perfectly.
The kit comes with 3 tubes of desensitizing gel, and 3 tubes of teeth whitening gel. The idea is to use the desensitizing gel first for about 20-30 minutes, and then follow-up with the whitening gel.
You can use the whitening gel anywhere from 30 minutes up to 3 hours. You’ll drool a lot — keep a towel handy.
I like that this is a one-time thing. Yes, 3 tubes of each came, but unless your teeth are quite dark and stained, most surface stains from coffee and wine will be removed after just one application. I can see using this about every six months or so for maintenance.
The one-time thing is important, because with the whitening strips on the market, you really do have to plan in advance if you have an event or special occasion coming up. It would take the full 7-10 days of the strips to get the level of whitening that Smile Brilliant is able to achieve in just one sitting.
That’s completely worth the price for me — and while the kit costs a bit upfront, the $139 price includes 3 applications and the refills are available on the website. (warning, there is a live chat that pops up when you look at their website that’s kind of annoying).
NOW. This is where anybody NORMAL would insert a before and after photo of their teeth. And if I did it myself, I’d include this.
BUT. I married Adam, and Adam is not all that into posting photos of his teeth on the internet. So you’re just going to have to take my word for it that it works.
Are you ready for a giveaway? I have one set (value $139.95) of the Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening System to giveaway to you today.
This giveaway will be open for 10 days — I’ll close it on Monday, January 19th at 5pm Pacific.
To enter, simply leave a comment below — if you’ve tried teeth whitening products in the past, I’d love to hear your stories — but that’s up to you!
If you’d like to garner an additional entry, you can by signing up on Smile Brilliant’s website.
Happy 2015! xoxo steph