When I review a product, I like to give some context as to why I’m using it. So here is how I came around to trying Smile Brilliant.
When I got engaged last December, I remember thinking that I didn’t want to be the bride that completely transformed herself before her wedding. There’s nothing wrong with that– I take stock in the “you do you” mindset. However, it has been really important to me throughout the wedding planning process that I feel (and look) like myself on my wedding day. It’s kind of crazy, there is all of this pressure to start “sweating for the wedding”, get lots of beauty treatments, and all in all look like *your. best. self. possible.* at whatever cost on your wedding day. It all stems from this industry that has been created to make you feel like you need to spend lots of time, energy, and money to get married. There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel pretty on your wedding day– who doesn’t– but surely there is some middle ground. I’m not writing this to dictate what is the right amount of effort to put into your wedding, but really just sharing my perspective.
So, soap box aside, I’ve tried to keep things reasonable in my own wedding planning and preparations process. I found a dress that I love and will have someone to help me do my hair (because updos are hard!), but will be doing my own makeup, avoiding extreme exercise and diet changes, and staying away from any major cosmetic procedures. However, there is one thing that I have always been insecure about cosmetically– my teeth. When I was given the opportunity to work with Smile Brilliant on a review of their teeth whitening product (and to sponsor a giveaway), I jumped. So, if you are curious to see how the product works, a detailed review of the experience and before/after photos, and would like the chance to win an entire teeth whitening kit for yourself, read on!
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