Whitening Sensitive Teeth At Home!

My smile is one of my favorite features, but my obsession with iced coffee combined with being a busy college student has taken such a toll on my teeth in the last year. I recently discovered my favorite way to whiten my teeth with an awesome brand called, Smile Brilliant. 

Words can’t explain how large of a role a simple, easy-to-use system, has played in giving me so much of my confidence back. Teeth whitening is something I’ve always wanted to try, but with how expensive it can be and so many different teeth whitening solutions in the market, I had no idea where to start. This could not have come at a better time.

So, what is Smile Brilliant? 

Smile Brilliant is an at-home whitening system that uses the method of custom-fitted whitening trays to whiten your teeth. Here’s the catch: this kit costs only $149, whereas the average U.S. dentist charges $500+ for the same treatment. As soon as I heard this, I knew that this kit was going to be my go-to.

As with any product, I always need to be sure that I can trust its source. This product was created by a team of dental hygienists and professionals who have extensive experience in creating custom-fitted whitening trays throughout their careers. (Phew!) Now, let’s talk about the process.

How Does This Work?

One of the factors of the system that I thoroughly enjoy is how simple and easy-to-use it is. First, using the molding material that they provide to you, you create molds of your top and bottom teeth. (The instructions they give you make this process so smooth!)

After you’ve created your molds, you mail them to Smile Brilliant where they will create your own custom teeth-whitening trays. In about a week (or less) they will mail your custom trays right back to you! 

Now, onto whitening. First, you just brush your teeth with water (no toothpaste,) and make sure your custom-fitted trays are dry. Take the teeth whitening gel, and put a thin line of gel along the front surface of both trays. Pop in the trays, and whiten for 45 minutes-3 hours. I’d recommend starting with 45 minutes and working your way up as you move forward.

After you’ve finished whitening, you remove/clean the trays with cool water and then brush your teeth with toothpaste as normal. You then go in with the desensitizing gel, apply it to both trays like you did with the whitening gel and wear the trays for 15-20 minutes.

Once time is up, spit out the remaining gel and refrain from consuming any food or beverages for a minimum of 30 minutes. I find that the best time to whiten is before bed because that way you’ll give yourself plenty of space between the whitening and the next time you eat!

My Final Thoughts

Between the price, how easy it is to use and how fast you see results, this kit is pretty amazing. As a college student, our budgets aren’t too extensive yet Smile Brilliant makes teeth whitening affordable and easy for everyone. 

I love that the trays are custom-fitted just for your own teeth and that during the process of whitening, you can multitask and get so many other things done at once. Sensitivity was one of my biggest concerns prior to trying this kit out and I must say, sensitivity is the least of my worries when whitening with SB. This is my latest addition to my night routine and I am loving how it makes me feel!

Results (Before & After Shots):

Before Smile Brilliant
After: One month of Smile Brilliant!

Giveaway Details:

Because I love this kit so much and would love for you to try this out, Smile Brilliant is giving one of you the opportunity to win a FREE Smile Brilliant kit. Click HERE to enter the giveaway today! In addition to that, you can use the code: “writtenbycamille15” for 15% off storewide. Best of luck!!

The Accessory of the Summer: A JORD Watch + GIVEAWAY!

*In collaboration with Jord Watches. All opinions are 100% honest and are my own.

(Keep reading for GIVEAWAY details! Everyone wins something…) 

There’s only ONE watch that I love and have had for a while. It’s the watch that I always grab and put on when I’m going out on a nice outing with family and friends, however, in my heart I knew it was time for a new one. Jord Watches (pronounced like ‘Yode,’) a wood watch company based in St. Louis, was kind enough to reach out to me and send me one to review. What PERFECT timing.

The watch that I received was the Cassia Walnut & Vintage Rose watch. Right off the bat I was intrigued by its beautiful color as rose-toned jewelry are one of my favorite tones of jewelry to wear. The rose gold face paired with the dark walnut wood make for a gorgeous and photogenic combination.

Amongst many, there are a few details about the watch and its features that stand out to me the most:

The watch is incredibly lightweight. For a watch that is made out of wood, I expected it to be a lot heavier on the wrist, but that is far from the truth. Its lightweight property makes it a lot more comfortable to wear and doesn’t even feel like you are wearing anything on your wrist at all!

It has a clear and easy-to-read face. Nothing is more frustrating than a complicated watch face. While those kinds of watches may be stylish, Jord Watches combine stylish and readable with their pieces. The numbers and dials are crisp, clear and easy-to-read which is credited to this particular style’s concave dial.

It has a double clasp. This is my first time coming across a watch that has two clasps instead of just one. I enjoy this feature because it makes the watch feel extra secure and sits on my wrist comfortably. 

They offer watch sizing prior to shipping. To make things super quick, simple and easy, Jord watches offer watch sizing prior to shipping. This can be helpful to those who do not have a jeweler near them and on top of that, your watch will be ready-to-wear!

They are sustainable. Jord Watches uses 100% natural wood and stay away from toxic chemicals that are used to either treat or protect the wood.

The list can go on and on, but how amazing does all of that sound so far? I’ve had no issues with this watch since receiving it and have been receiving compliments left and right. This is definitely a piece I’m going to be wearing quite a lot.

 Now onto the fun part…GIVEAWAY time!

In partnership with Jord Watches, one of you can win a $100 discount off on any watch. Here’s the catch, no matter the winner, ALL of you who enter will still receive a 10% gift code.

Go to www.jordwatches.com/g/writtenbycamille to enter today! This is a giveaway open in the U.S. AND internationally. What are you waiting for?!

Enter now:


Wooden Wrist Watch
https://www.woodwatches.com/g/writtenbycamille