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Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a review here and I wanted to share my thoughts on the popular teeth whitening brand Smile Brilliant!

I’ve always been curious to try out a teeth whitening formula but was always a bit afraid to spend all that money for little to no results. Fortunately,  I was asked to test out the teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant a few months ago. Yay for brand collabs!

I’m going to break down Smile Brilliant’s process a bit below and of course sprinkle in my thoughts on the product, so here we go:

(DISCLAIMER: I am not being paid by Smile Brilliant. All of the opinions below are my own!)


So, what is Smile Brilliant?

Glad you asked! Smile Brilliant is a teeth whitening brand that has created a bunch of products for you to use at home. That’s right…you don’t have to head to your dentist to get whiter teeth when you have this brand on hand!

How does it work?

When you order from Smile Brilliant, they will send you a kit that includes clay and trays for making impressions. When making impressions, wear an apron or something because you will drool (umm EW). If you’ve ever had a retainer, you’ll know this feeling!

You then send your impressions back to their labs and soon enough they’ll send you your teeth whitening trays. What I love about this process is the trays are customized so they’ll actually fit your teeth. With your snazzy new trays, you’ll also get teeth whitening gel, desensitizing gel and instructions. Then you can of course start using your new teeth whitening products! I would definitely recommend doing all this before bed when you know you’re done eating. You don’t want to ruin all the great work with a cup of coffee!

Before you apply the teeth whitening gel, make sure you’ve brushed your teeth with water and then dry them off. I wore the trays with the gel for about an hour every night before rinsing them out and brushing my teeth again. Now this is important if you have sensitive teeth and/or gums: you should ABSOLUTELY use the desensitizing gel. My teeth aren’t really sensitive, so at first I wasn’t convinced I needed the second gel. But trust me: this teeth whitening gel is hella powerful, so get some of the desensitizer on for about 15-20 minutes.

Once you’ve done all of this, DON’T drink or eat anything for at least 30 minutes after. See why I did this before bed every night?

What do you think of Smile Brilliant?

I will be honest: I had great results for the first month and half but as I started running out of product, my teeth were not as amazing looking. I truly do think Smile Brilliant makes some great teeth whitening products that really do work. Unfortunately, you run out of the gels pretty quick. But hey, take a look for yourself at my results:

Before:                                                        After:

smile-brilliant             smile-brilliant                                                       

I am happy that Smile Brilliant helped make my teeth much whiter! My teeth weren’t awful before, but I think everyone can definitely benefit from a whitener like Smile Brilliant.

So if Smile Brilliant sounds like the right brand for you, you should absolutely enter this giveaway! All you have to is enter your name and email address here. The giveaway is for a $149 Smile Brilliant credit and is open to USA, UK, Australia and Canadian residents!

Didn’t win the giveaway and still want to give Smile Brilliant a try?! Use coupon code “rosesandrouge15” for 15% off your purchase!

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My Top Five Face Masks

“Skincare is not superficial because it is healthcare. When you have beautiful skin, it is a sign that you have a healthy body and mind.”

– Dr. Murad

I will forever and always shout from the mountaintops my love for skincare! It’s seriously very healthy for you to treat your skin well. You may think it takes way too much time or that “it’s only for those crazy beauty YouTubers.” SO not true though! Everyone should establish a skincare routine to keep their skin looking fabulous.

One of my favorite skincare products is face masks. Because who doesn’t love unwinding at the end of a long day with a face mask? I decided to collab with two of my favorite bloggers for our top five favorite face masks! You can find links to their blog posts at the bottom of this post.


Sephora Pineapple Sheet Mask

So quick confession: I don’t love pineapple. I do love the scent but not a fan of the flavor. I know I must be crazy or something! But I gotta say this face mask has been a go to of mine since it came out. If you want to minimize your pores and smooth out fine lines, this face mask is definitely for you. Plus the pineapple scent is divine. It’s especially perfect for summer!

Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask

I will never NOT talk about this face mask because it is that amazing! I discovered this baby last year and have been addicted ever since. I’m loving it for summer because it cools off your face, which is all you really need on a hot day. This is another great mask if you want smaller pores because the cooling effect shrinks those pores right up!

Sephora Green Tea Sheet Mask

Another amazing sheet mask from Sephora! I love this one for blemishes and acne. I don’t get a ton of acne but when I do, I need it gone ASAP. This face mask will take care of those pesky pimples in a flash and help hide any other blemishes you may have. Plus the green tea extract is super relaxing after a long day and will make you feel so refreshed.

Summer Fridays R+R Face Mask

For the longest time, I’ve been DYING to try Summer Fridays and I’m so glad this is my first face mask from them. Ladies with dry skin will adore this exfoliating mask because it really buffs your skin and makes it softer than you could ever imagine. It’s also rose scented (umm HELL YES) and it does a great job of brightening your skin. Sign me TF up!

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

Wanna feel like a goddess? This face mask will definitely give you those vibes! It’s a gorgeous lavender-colored mask that makes your skin look and feel absolutely radiant. If you have dull or uneven skin, say goodbye to that when you wear this mask. You will be glowing SO damn much after wearing this even just one time!

Don’t forget to go check out my girlfriends’ blog posts and subscribe. Seriously…you will love these two ladies!

Jordan                             Jasmin

Let me know what your favorite face masks are down in the comments!