The Story Behind My Smile | Affordable At-Home Whitening Treatment

Hello friends!

I’m back on the blog today to share my story with you — and by my story, I mean my smile story!


*This post is in collaboration with Smile Brilliant. All opinions are my own.*

If y’all have followed my blog since the beginning, or have been friends with me since my awkward middle/high school days, you understand how much I care about my smile.

You know how people always say that the eyes are the windows to the soul? Well, I don’t agree with that. I think that a confident smile says so much more about you than your eyes do, which is why I’m so excited about this at-home custom whitening kit from Smile Brilliant!

To enter my giveaway with Smile Brilliant, read this blog post to the end for the giveaway link!


Before I get into the details of their personalized whitening process, I wanted to share the story behind my smile with all of you good vibers. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved smiling. I think that a smile has the power to change an entire situation, and I’ve seen the power of a genuine one at work!

But, being confident in your smile doesn’t come easy — trust me, I know. I think that we sometimes tend to forget that everyone has had their own version of an awkward phase. My teeth definitely played a huge part in my overall awkwardness and lack of self-confidence back in the day!

Let me start from the beginning … I’ve had braces twice in my life. The first time I had them on for less than a year, so it was basically like I never had them.

But, when I got my braces back on in middle school I really came to understand how much they affected my self-confidence. I went from being that chick who smiled at everything, to the one who barely smiled because she feared she had Oreo crumbs stuck in between her braces. I vividly remember that I used to carry a little compact mirror around with me in my pencil pouch because I was so nervous about having food in my braces.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever done that before! 

Oh, and on top of the fact that I had braces twice, I also had to wear retainers twice. It was truly a sight to see, friends! But, those circumstances are also the reasons why I put so much effort into the overall care of my smile today.


When Smile Brilliant reached out to me about this collaboration, I was seriously so excited about it because of how highly-rated and loved their whitening kits are by people who have used them before. You are literally getting the same whitening treatment that you would at a dentist’s office, but in the comfort of your own home and for a fraction of the price. How awesome is that?!

Being the busy bee that I am, whitening treatments that I’d used in the past always came with the burden of not having enough time to sit still, while slimy strips were “whitening” my teeth. But Smile Brilliant’s custom whitening trays are totally different because they’re built for my smile, so I can do just about anything while I’m wearing them. Ask anyone who knows me — I literally never stop working. I work two jobs and run this blog. I hate being bored and always have myself invested in some project, which is why I knew that Smile Brilliant’s personalized whitening process was the perfect option for me and my schedule.


What I love about Smile Brilliant is that no matter how much I manage to pack into a day, I always find the time to whiten. The fact that I can wear my custom-fitted whitening trays while I’m working on blog inspiration and research, or while I’m doing some pre-work yoga is the kind of product that I can stand behind.

I’m all about the treat-yo-self lifestyle, and if I can treat myself to a little whitening treatment while I watch “Stranger Things 2,” or while I do my makeup in the morning, I’m all for it! I’m even wearing my whitening trays as I write this blog post.


I am so happy with the results that I’ve seen since I started using Smile Brilliant’s custom-fitted whitening trays! Not even kidding when I say that I do a little happy dance when I look in the mirror because I can’t believe how white my teeth have become. For an avid coffee drinker, being able to say that your teeth are white is about as rare as seeing a flying saucer in the night sky! But, Smile Brilliant makes having a bright and white smile a reality!


If you’re thinking about investing in an at-home whitening kit, definitely give Smile Brilliant a try! Let’s be real — it’s not necessary for you to have had braces and retainers twice in order for their custom whitening trays to work for your smile.

They’re custom fitted to you, so they can produce amazing results, and I’ve seen those results for myself!

Well, friends, I challenge you to embrace yourself, and to be confident in who you are and the things that you stand for! I don’t think that Smile Brilliant could have put it any better — #SmileFearlessly everyone!


Thank you for reading and for your continuous support!

To enter my giveaway for a free teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant, click here!

The giveaway ends Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and is open to U.S.A., UK, Australia and Canada residents.

Whether you are the lucky winner of the giveaway or not, Smile Brilliant and I are offering a $20 coupon code to anyone who’s lookin’ to get their hands on a whitening kit today!

That coupon code is: stylishlygoodvibes20

As always, if you have any additional questions about my whitening experience with Smile Brilliant, please comment below!

Before Smile Brilliant


After Ten Days of Whitening With Smile Brilliant


This blog post was a sponsored partnership with Smile Brilliant. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting Stylishly Good Vibes and the brands that stand by me.

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