Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Self Care + Teeth Whitening at Home with Smile Brilliant








Target Nightgown : here

All Photos Courtesy of Kimberly Greene


I don't think I could stress this enough, but self-care and establishing a consistent beauty/skincare routine is of the utmost importance! Whether its scheduling a massage for yourself after a grueling week of workouts, or browsing the endless aisles of Ulta to find the perfect moisturizer. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself, and your body will thank you for it later! I have always been a huge proponent of trying different skincare and beauty products. When you find products that work, and are of good quality you have to share them!

Which brings me today's post about Smile Brilliant's at home teeth whitening kit.I have used various teeth whitening methods in the past, mostly right before attending a wedding or some other special occasion like prom or a gala. My experiences with store bought whitening strips have not been the best! I have always hated how they easily slip off of your teeth, and your mouth seems like its filled with that gunky, clear whitening fluid which leaves you wondering if it's really even working?

 My experience with Smile Brilliant has been completely opposite of that! It's so easy, and very similar to professional teeth whitening methods- there is no slippery strips nor excessive gunk. If you are a coffee/red wine drinker like myself, and are looking for a whitening method to give you fast, consistent results then you need this kit in your life! The kit itself comes with molding so that your whitening retainers are especially made for you and you alone, a custom-fitted whitening trays made from your molds, clear and easy to follow instructions, as well as whitening and desensitizing gels which will last you for a good 1-3 months.

At first thought, making your own teeth molds may sound intimidating but its really not! You combine the 2 putty's and insert them in to the top teeth molding tray and impress, and then do the same with the bottom teeth molding tray. Super easy! You mail off your molds, and get your trays back in a week tops! The custom trays allow for the whitening gels to stay right in place without moving, and really get the job done! You whiten for 1 hour depending on your teeth sensitivity, for at least 3-4 times a week. I saw results after my second go-round. AH-MAZING.

 I'm impressed with the amazing customer care as well! Even though it is an at home whitening kit, you are able to speak to representatives who are on hand to answer any and all of  your questions throughout the whole process which feels comforting! It's comforting to know that the employees are just as much invested in your brighter smile just as much as you.

Today is your lucky day, because I'm giving you the chance to win $139 toward a teeth whitening kit of your own set with personalized trays like I've described above, and gels! Trust me when I say that Smile Brilliant is a complete game-changer! Below are the details to enter to win.

Details: One lucky winner will receive a $139 store credit to put towards a Smile Brilliant Kit of their own. The giveaway ends exactly 2 weeks from today and will be announced on my Instagram stories the night of May 10th. Be sure you are following along here. Just fill out the giveaway form here or if you don't want to wait and have to have your hands on a kit now (which I totally get) then get a 5% off coupon by using coupon code: beautiqued5 at check-out!

Click here for more testimonials  like my own, or what you should know before buying.





Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stripes X Embroidery





I seriously cannot believe we are already half-way through April and that Easter is THIS Sunday. How crazy that we are almost half-way through the year! Easter, or as I would like to call it...Resurrection Sunday is always such a nostalgic, and traditional time of year for me. It reminds me of all the countless Easter's as a little girl when I would look forward to picking out the perfect dress, and shoes and deciding on the perfect hairstyle to go with my whole look. I was THAT girl. I guess that's what happens when you are raised in the South, and the Bible Belt at that. It's interesting to look back over the years and observe how much the holiday and its meaning has changed for me personally. 
As I've grown into an adult, I have adopted my own spiritual life and love for the Lord, so this day isn't so much about finding the perfect outfit, but more of acknowledging God's perfect and relentless love towards me and you. That doesn't mean that I don't get a little excited about buying a new outfit to wear for the day. The holiday has come to be a time of reflection, and all day worshipping my Lord and Savior who loved me, and you so much that he laid down His own life. I also enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, eating and laughing and enjoying one anothers company-just thankful!
The cold shoulder trend is one that I have expressed my love for before, and I can't stop won't stop! I love this striped and embroidered dress from the Who What Wear Collection at Target. It's perfect for church, brunch or afternoon Sunday Funday activities with the fam. What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gingham Style


Gingham Top: Asos found below. Madewell Jeans: Nordstrom Rack. White Espadrilles: Burlington Coat Factory. Gray Handbag: Marshalls






All Photos: Kimberly Greene

Last week, I shared my love for the embroidery trend on the blog which you can find here, but this week it's all about gingham. I'm naturally drawn to prints, so it's no surprise that I'm all about this simple, classic print as of lately. I love how minimal looking the print is, and how you can find the style in multiple colors and silhouettes! From peplum tops like the one I'm wearing above, to dresses, skirts and even accessories. This is another style that screams Summer, with its light, playful, and flirty nature. I kept my look casual, my pairing this peplum top with my new Madewell jeans I scored from Nordstrom Rack for only $20!! Still in shock about snagging such a steal. These white espadrilles are going to be my casual go-to this season, when I want to dress up a look but still keep it casual. I've shared some of my favorite gingham items below- Happy Shopping!

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Boho Babe





Dress: French Connection via Belk. White Espadrilles: Circus by Sam Edelman via Burlington. Sunnies: Target.

All Photos: Danielle Greene

I would say that the amount of blue and white which can currently be found in my closet is excessive, but that would be a lie because, trust me when I tell you that you can never have enough of this color combo this Spring/Summer! This color combination screams Summer, and the Grecian hues make me want to book a flight to Greece like yesterday! Can you tell I'm in desperate need of a vacay?

Embroidery is all the rage this season. I just bought another off the shoulder denim, embroidered dress the other day that I can not wait to share with you guys. This French Connection bell-sleeved number is actually from last summer, but I have rounded up some of my favorite embroidered dresses for under $50 below! Also, can we please talk about how cute these peep-toe white espadrilles are? So cute,comfy and perfect for any Spring/Summer look!

xoxo,
Shauntel