Feb 18, 2017

Affordable Teeth Whitening for Coffee Drinkers! + Giveaway

Today I'm going to get a little personal and share a little bit about my teeth with you guys, and how you too can manage to keep those pearly whites, well, white regardless of your coffee, tea or wine indulgences.  If you're anything like me and love it all, this is probably the perfect solution for you!

You guys know how much I love coffee by now and if you don't, now you do Lol. With drinking coffee comes the embarrassment of having to deal with less than white teeth. I haven't always been obsessed with whitening my teeth, although I probably should have been, but I have tried whitening my teeth in different ways before and ended up being only temporary fixes.

Yes, I even tried the whitening strips and have loyally been brushing my teeth 2 to 3 times a day with whitening toothpaste.  One thing I refused to do was pay a ton of money at a dentist office for teeth whitening, I've been tempted but it would definitely put a hole in my little pocket. And I've heard there are some pros and cons when it comes to it.  So eventually I became okay with my not so white teeth.

That probably would have never changed if it wasn't when I noticed my daughter was working with Smile Brilliant.  As a YouTuber she usually gets all the perks, so I noticed she was trying it out because she's not a coffee drinker but is an AVID tea drinker and didn't want to have the same stained teeth as her mama. She soon convince me to give them a try, and of course I was skeptical because none of the other products had worked for me before and there was also the concern for my sensitive teeth.

Smile Brilliant has thought of everything; their gels are easy to use, affordable, its all-in-one, and thoughtfully even considered sensitive teeth.  The kit is not only self explanatory but if you have sensitive teeth like me, they carry a Desensitizing gel, which is the one I use and still had amazing results.  Its nice when you know that a company has put some thought when it comes to those of us with sensitive teeth and gives you options.  The best part, they give you a mold to create a Custom Fitted Teeth Whitening Tray to fit your teeth. 

Before you can even start your teeth whitening process, Smile Brilliant sends you the kit with everything you will need, including trays and putty to take impressions of your teeth. One of the things I loved most about Smile Brilliant is that they make custom teeth whitening trays that fit your mouth and teeth perfectly in order to get an even whitening change, and because they are fitted specifically to your teeth they are comfortable to wear and you can even talk in them if need be.

I don't usually like to show you guys the unnecessary but if you're going to believe me and see for yourselves if it actually works, well I gotta show you the before and after right? 

Mind you I have not so perfect teeth and very exposed pores! #RealLife Lol

Both my daughter and I have been using Smile Brilliant for a few months now and the results are amazing, anyone I know personally will tell you, I hardly ever smiled showing my teeth before due to embarrasment but now, I'm all smiles with pretty white teeth!

The kit has lasted me this long since October of last year and still have plenty to last me quite a while, because not only do you use very little but you use it only consistently in the first month or two and then its only a few times a week just before you go to bed.  Or often as you feel necessary.

Watch this video for more info on how it works!

Here's another little amazing surprise, Smile Brilliant has allowed me to giveaway one of their kits, one lucky Charmed Crown Blog reader will win the Smile Brilliant T3 Sensitive Teeth Whitening System!

Follow this link to enter an exclusive Giveaway with Smile Brilliant for a chance to win a $139 credit towards your very own custom whitening treatment. The giveaway is open for two weeks for all USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents. 

However, in the meantime you can use my code: charmedcrownblog5 to receive a 5% discount on your purchase.

OFFICIAL RULES: No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes. By entering this promotion, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules. Limit one daily entry per person. Entry open to anyone 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification.

Have you heard of Smile Brilliant before?
Have you tried other whitening products that didn't work?
Would you consider using Smile Brilliant?

{Disclosure; this is a sponsored post, Smile Brilliant provided me with my own whitening kit for trial and review, please note that all opinions are my very own.}

Teeth Whitening

Feb 17, 2017

A Succulent Workshop & Blogger Meetup | Winter 2017

We couldn't have started off this month any better.

As we came into mid February right before Valentine's day, I was able to organize our 2nd meetup for Southern California based bloggers.  I was once again honored to have been in the company of such a great bunch of women!  We wanted to invite not only bloggers this time but all social media enthusiasts.

Everyone that attended was so open and so friendly, we couldn't have asked for a better turn out of this workshop mixed in with our meetup, a relaxed environment indeed. It took place at the loveliest of places, The Potting Shed by Carlisle which is located in the heart and soul of the city of Orange.

Every nook and cranny of this space is beyond dreamy, Jack and his staff literally treat you as if you're old friends, that's how welcoming they are and their store.

I didn't get a shot of their garden area but its beyond wonderful too and whenever I walk into The Potting Shed, I literally want to take it all home! Or pretend I am home!

Jack was such a great host that he even had one of his close friends in the neighborhood from Smoqued BBQ restaurant provide us with some of the best brisquet sliders and mac'n'cheese I have ever had!  
You better believe I'll be going back for more!

Not only is Jack's shop super addicting with all the wonderful things in it but he hosts all types of workshops and 101 classes with all his knowledge.

Oh and he knows how to throw a party, he was the perfect host!

He is very insightful and so patient when it comes to explaining to us the difference in succulents, their names and how to plant them.  No doubt, the rest of the girls and myself went home with so much information on how to care for succulents.

We all were able to pick 6-8 different succulents to place into our driftwood pieces.  We couldn't believe that, that many succulents fit into such a small piece of wood, but Jack proved us wrong.

I love that this group of ladies had no problem getting their hands dirty, it was like being in grade school all over again.

Although it may seem as though Perrier was a sponsor of our event they weren't but Nespresso was kind of enough to have lent us their Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker 
 for us to try out their super delicious coffee, the girls really enjoyed it.

Some of the beautiful mini succulents we all got to play with and take home with our driftwood pieces.

Below all the ladies in attendance and our finished driftwood succulent pieces! 

Amber from was amazing for stopping by and letting us get to know her and creativity in marketing a little bit more.  She was also very insightful and with an open floor Q&A we all got to ask any and every question that we might have had for our blogs or social media platforms.

She will definitely be joining us again at a future Meetup so definitely follow us both on Instagram or Facebook for udpates on that. 

We had so much fun doing this workshop and getting to know a little bit more about each other and hoping that it encourages all these ladies including you to stop by The Potting Shed again and again and don't forget to sign up for one or two of Jack's workshops!

Before I leave you, below are the links and photos of the goodies our sponsors provided for our gift bags, not only did the girls get to take one bag of goodies home but two.  Jack was kind enough to ask some of his local (business) neighbors if they wanted to donate a few goods and they did.  Pretty sweet.

For our sponsor gift bags, Rustoleum was kind enough to let us in on one of their upcoming Spring colors, Pardon My French Nail Bar in the city of Tustin provided the girls with $5 gift cards and HelloYou Candles is a local small business based out of Rancho Santa Margarita that was cool enough to share with us their "Southern California" candle, which reminds me of the beach by the way!

I recommend that you all give them some love for being so supportive!

All the links to our sponsors are below.

Laurenly Boutique / Sweet Sensations by Judith / The Potting Shed / Mead's Green Door Cafe  / Smoqued BBQ

Nespresso / Rustoleum / Pardon My French Nail Bar / HelloYou Candles 

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I see many more ahead in the near future!

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