Best at home teeth whitening

Let’s face it, we all want those pearly white teeth in our everyday smile. But with all of the hype and many different whitening systems advertising, it’s hard to know which system to go with. This is partly why I partnered with Smile Brilliant. Firstly, because of their wide exposure that had many people raving about their product, and secondly, because of their trusty team made up of dental professionals with more than 30 years of teeth whitening experience! This is a professional at home whitening system.

Backed by their 100% money-back guaranteed program, this company has changed the game in teeth whitening by kicking those time-consuming “office visits” to the curb (which is a huge help, especially, for new moms such as myself). Instead, it’s incredibly simple: the company mails you a molding kit to create your own custom dental impressions from the comfort of your own home.

 

Upon receiving your box, the instructions are easy to follow along. By creating an impression, you mix the 2 catalyst molds together and inserting them into the tray.

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You will create a formation from the two pastes such as the above photo. ↑ From there, the instructions explain exactly how long and how to place these trays into your teeth. The entire process didn’t take up too much of time in which I was thankful for. One thing to keep in mind, however, is to really make sure your teeth are inserted properly (enough to where the molding goes up to the gumline). This ensures that the whitening system gets those pesty stains right where the gums and teeth meet. The excellent news is that Smile Brilliant gives you an extra set of catalyst paste in case the first tray is a no go.

From here, sending off your trays in a pre-paid mailing packet (Note: prepaid envelope is only for US locations) makes everything super simple. It’s about 3-5 days for your custom-fitted trays to be created and sent back.

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Using your whitening gel on the (left side of the above photo) is about 45 minutes to 3 hours every night. I took the time to binge watch some of favorite shows, give my daughter baths and catch up on laundry. The great thing is that the custom fitted teeth whitening trays don’t change anything about your nightly routine. Simply pop them in 30 minutes after eating dinner.

After your whitening gel is done, using the desensitizing gel does wonders. For me, personally, I really like how this company has this. I already have sensitive teeth to begin with so this gel dramatically helped along the way.

*Note: One tip that I would like to share that a representative shared with me, was to put coconut oil on your gums before inserting the whitening gel. It can sometimes irritate the gums on first contact, and the coconut oil creates a barrier, which made a huge difference for me each night.

Here are my before and after photos. One thing that I would first like point out is that my front left tooth was chipped years ago as a kid so because I have a filler, no teeth whitening system will actually whiten it like a normal tooth. However, the great news is that, upon speaking with my dentist, this is an easy and inexpensive fix. She explained that once I got my teeth whitened to where I would like them to be, she can just as easily replace this filler to match the rest of my tooth, yay!!

I also would like to point out how Smile Brilliant was very helpful in helping me understand this process. Because of this filler, I never thought that I could get a perfectly white smile, now I am just ecstatic to hear that it IS possible :-D.

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Thank you all for reading and I hope that your smile will soon be just as brilliant as mine! 🙂

♥Kelly


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Mexico, Sandy Beaches & My Vacay Style

 

Taking our summer vacation came a little later this summer as our baby was only a few months old at the start of summer.

Puerto Penasco, Rocky Point is literally only 4 hours away from us so we made the decision to drive. Having our 4 month old, it was the easiest decision, so that we could lug around the pack n play and her favorite bouncer.

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This is our little cutie enjoying her first public pool experience. The weather was hot and humid, so the cool water made her super happy!

Giggles aside, I took the opportunity to photograph some of my vacay looks while staying at the beautiful, Las Palomas Sandy Beach resort.

 

 

Here is this gorgeous dress that I got here from aerie. It was super lightweight and amazingly comfortable for the beach. The huge benefit being that, at the same time, can be worn as a date night dress. These types of dresses are what I cling to when going to the beach.

 

 

For my swimsuit, I went with this sexy/classy one-piece from aerie. I have been absolutely obsessed with one pieces lately and this one is no exception. Choosing a turquoise color was perfect for the beach and it covered in all the right places. Aerie, from American Eagle, has been my recent go to for their swimwear line. I’ve been loving the fit and quality of everything I purchase from there.

 

I hope you all enjoyed! Leave a comment below on which one was your favorite. Thank you 🙂

❤️ Kelly

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Hello all!

I know I have not posted in a while. Between baby blow-outs, trying to be a new mom and my sister being in town, I haven’t had a lot of time to do what I love. However, if you have been keeping up with me on instagram, I have been posting regularly on there to showcase a lot of my current looks.

Getting back into the groove, I have noticed a lot of fashion bloggers have been mentioning the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (and for a good reason too). This sale is HUGE! Nordstrom is quite expensive to my taste so I am really looking forward to this sale that is coming soon.

The site boasts: “brand-new arrivals with super-sale prices” starting July 21st. Looking through the site, it’s all so true. Nordstrom showcases brands from TOPSHOP (my personal favorite) to Free People!

In this blog posting, I would like to share my top picks (all under $100). I also selected my picks specifically catered towards the fall season. I know we are still in summer, but every fashion blogger knows that fashion is always ahead of the season! 😉

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Below are the links to all of the items in the above photo:

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TOPSHOP crop sweater top ($25.90)

 

 

 

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SP Black ripped high waist skinny jeans ($38.90)

 

 

 

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Steve Madden sunie high peep toe bootie ($79.90)

 

 

 

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Loren Hope choker necklace ($78.90 – A little on the pricey side, but I absolutely love this jewelry)

 

 

 

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Leith suede clutch ($49.90)

 

 

 

Activewear:

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Zella Cece high waisted leggings ($42.90)

 

 

 

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Beyond Yoga workout tank ($55.90)

 

 

 

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Alo Crop hoodie ($48.90)

 

 

 

Please comment below on what was your favorite piece that I picked out. Thank you, so much, for reading!

♥Kelly

How to Pose like a Fashion Blogger

 

Okay everyone, I’ve been literally doing research on this topic for MONTHS (yes I’m a huge nerd ;)).

And, to my surprise, I had gotten a comment one day asking how I did my posing for my instagram photos. Me?! I wanted to ask, but then I thought why not do a blog posting about it.

So without further ado…

 

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  1. “Looking back over the shoulder”: In this pose, I will ask the person taking the photo to give me a cue and then I’ll look back, while sucking in (almost taking an inhale). It gives an almost “Oh, I am just walking and you caught me off guard” look. It’s sexy, cool and one of the most popular poses!

 

 

2. “Grasping the Arm” pose: This trick is excellent when I’m having one of those days where I’m feeling bloated (you all feel me?). It seriously is amazing at covering the tummy area!

 

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3. “Do something with your hands”: Keep your hands occupied. Play with your hair, put them in your pockets, etc. This way it looks more candid and less awkward. Tip: I practice some of these in the mirror first to see what looks best.

 

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4. “Close your eyes towards the sun”: Okay, this trick seriously saved my life! Haha I know I am over dramatizing just a bit ;). But you know how when you are trying to take that awesome photo and the sun is just killing it for you? You just CAN’T keep those eyes open? Um yeah, I hear you, and this is seriously all you do:

  • Close your eyes
  • With eyes closed, put your face up to the sun
  • Hold for about 5-10 seconds
  • And voila! You’re eyes become more adjusted to the light. Works EVERY time! 🙂

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5. “Toes up and one foot in front”. Lift your heels up about 2 inches. This helps elongates those beautiful legs of yours (especially if you are wearing flats). Put one foot in front of the other to appear slimmer. All of this might feel a bit awkward, but I promise that you will look amazing darling!

(FYI, yes I still have my pregnancy line on my belly. But I have no shame; I love my body and what it has done to make a human being. Just like with stretch marks and varicose veins, us women got to stay strong together and love every last bit of our flaws) Okay, rant is over ;-P.

6. “Pucker up, kissy face” pose. I know what you’re thinking: these types of photos are so 2013, but hear me out. I still see girls doing this ALL of the time. From tweens to major fashion bloggers. There is a sexy and classy way of doing this.

The first photo almost makes me appear older and as if I am trying too hard. Whereas the second photo is relaxed and flirty. Here is what you do:

  • Relax the eyebrows and forehead
  • slightly lift up the jaw whilst looking at the camera
  • Say the word “prune” (weird I know!!!), but it makes for more of a natural kiss

 

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7. Last tip: “Get Inspiration”. Check out your favorite fashion bloggers and instagramers. We all end up learning from each other and that will, in turn, help us grow. Feel free to follow me on instagram here for any inspiration.

There is literally a ton of other tips and tricks on how to pose. And to be totally honest, I haven’t completely mastered any of them. A lot of it has to do with practice and taking a TON of photos. Moving around with each camera click will help you work with your angles. The more you’re in front of the camera, the better! You got this girlboss!

Let me know in the comments below on what was your favorite pose? Or one that you are already currently doing? Either way, I’d love to hear from you all!

♥Kelly

Giving the Gift of JORD this Father’s Day

I have the wonderful opportunity to partner with Jord® Wood Watches! Father’s Day is coming up fast and Jord’s wonderfully crafted wooden watches are the gifts for the Father in your life.

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First off, I was amazed by the beautiful packaging that these watches came in. Not to mention, they include a cleaning cloth, 2 extra links, and a slide-out drawer on the box that has a moisture control pouch in it. The quality behind this company is remarkable.

 

 

Watching my husband become a father has been the greatest treasure. This gift brought the biggest smile to his face that words couldn’t match. Giving this sort of gift is unique in that each watch cater’s to the men’s individual style. It’s the perfect gift for the father in your life.

Furthermore, the watch that my husband is wearing is the DOVER series Ebony & Rosewood. And on an even better note: I am teaming up with Jord for one lucky winner to receive a $100 giveaway and ALL entrants will receive a $25 E Gift Code. Enter here!

Thank you, everyone, for reading and for your participation in this contest. Comment below on something that makes you appreciate your father :).

♥ Kelly


Luxury Wooden Watch

Summer Look Book

In this post, I wanted to give you a quick look book at some of my outfits I adored for the month of May and June. It has been heating up here in AZ, but I still take every opportunity to dress up my jeans!

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Nothing says summer like flowy layers. It’s just so perfect to not only dress up your jeans, but to also take off the layer in warmer weather and toss it back on for chilly summer nights.

Trench vest: I got this specific one at XI Clothing (in which I later realized that they have no online store). However, here are some similar vests: Option 1, option 2, and option 3.

Jeans: American Eagle found here

Shoes: Famous Footwear found here

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I can honestly say that in this next photo, this Range Rover is sadly not mine 😦 lol! However, I can attest to the wonderful denim on denim look that I am seeing more often these days.

Denim Sleeveless Shirt: Exact match at Target (For a fun twist, I unbuttoned a few bottom buttons and tied at the waist to give it a crop top affect).

Denim Jeans: From Abercrombie & Fitch found here

Shoes: Same as above, from Famous Footwear found here

 

Thank you, so much, for reading. Please comment below on what you would like for me to style next!

~Kelly

 

*Disclosure: I am not sponsored by any of the products that are linked to this post. I like to share with you products and brands that I personally love!

 

My New Favorite Skincare Routine

This next post is about what I do to keep my face looking and staying youthful. As well, it is a post about prevention; in that our skincare regimen needs to start as young as possible in order to prevent aging in skin later.

My newest skincare routine literally only involves one product: that’s right just ONE. You see, there are so many skincare lines that have anywhere from 3 to 5 steps. For example: after washing your face, you’ll have a toner, next an eye serum, then a face serum, etc. It gets to be tiresome to do this twice a day every day. Especially of you’re a busy mom such as myself.

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What is so great about this Catherine Jinn Pro Bio-Placenta Essence is that it is a combination formula designed to cut your skin care routine down to just one product. This formula was created for the busy women who need something simple and efficient. Not to mention, with South Korea being in the lead of cutting-edge skincare in the beauty industry, this company took their knowledge from South Korea and produced it in the USA.

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Here are some of the many reasons this product is so amazing (courtesy of Catherine Jinn):

  1. Helps Rejuvenate Skin: Developed to mimic human placenta growth factors, our 5 unique peptides promote collagen & elastic production. In just weeks, your skin can begin to look firmer & younger.
  2. Like Botox But Safer: Built-in neuropeptides (Argireline, Inyline) help soften “expression wrinkles” such as laugh lines, crow’s feet & forehead creases. You’ll love the silky-soft difference!
  3. Helps Detoxify & Renew: Oligo elements & crucial vitamins contribute to your skin’s natural antioxidant powers. Nourished by this potent combo, your skin can glow with health & vitality.
  4. Naturally Nontoxic: No paraben. No fragrance. No animal testing. No worries! Pro Bio-Placenta Essence is your safer, easier alternative to costly injections & skin resurfacing.

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Those are just a few of the many reasons of why it is in my daily beauty routine. Making my life simple an efficient is key when having a little one to take care of. As well, taking preventative measures now, I find is so important and over-looked in our society.

Simplify your beauty regimen and pick up the Bio Placenta Serum here. Thank you all for reading!

~Kelly

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored. However, I only blog on products that I love and use and hope that you will as well. Thank you.

Beat the Winter Blues in Style

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Here we are ending the month of February and there is still a lot of winter gloom going around. In Arizona, the sun shines pretty much all year round, but I know a lot of the country is dealing with cloudy skies and snow still.

So, I thought I would create a blog posting on different ideas to help boost your mood and look forward to this year’s spring style!

First off, I always like to start my outfit off with a crop top. Adding a sweater crop top gives us the winter warmth while mentally making us feel like we’re in the summer heat. I couldn’t find the one pictured on Target’s online store, but I found a similar one from Tilly’s here. Bonus: This one is on sale!

Pair this crop top with some high wasted jeans and a nice thick coat, if you are in a colder climate.

Furthermore, I included this adorable denim clutch, that went perfect with the navy blue and coral. Found here at Target.

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And finally, add a bright colored accent piece to your outfit such as these wedges from Target. They bring such a pop of color to the blues that scream spring is just around the corner! Plus, it gives an added cheeriness and pep in our step when we include such exuberant colors. Don’t let the gloom get in your way of your style.

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If all else fails, eat a tropical fruit or light a tropical candle. Nothing gets me more ready for summer like eating pineapples and smelling my island mango candle from Target. I can almost envision the palm trees waving on the beach while I’m in my bikini, wedges and beach salty hair as I am writing this post. Now, take the opportunity to do so yourself. Trust me, it will be summer again in no time!

Thank you for reading!

~Kelly

 

*Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored and all of my opinions are my own. I share items that I have purchased and love, hoping that you will too.

Pucker Up: Lip Colors for Valentine’s Day

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In this blog posting, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite lip colors of this season and how perfect is it to share around Valentine’s Day?

MAC Colors:

  • This matte lip stain in the color, High Drama, has such a deep vampy color, makes it perfect for date night. It can be found here.
  • The bottom lip liner is a popular matte nude color that I see on social media all of the time and I have bought this over and over again for the last 2 years! It’s the color ‘whirl’ from MAC and it can be found here.

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  • This next lip color is absolutely beautiful and so rich in color! I love it because I can make it lighter or darker depending on how much I apply. The dark color is a perfect pairing for a February winter look. This color (in Bette) can be found here.
  • Also, this is not a NARS lip color, but I am putting this one on here, because I use this as a base for the NARS to last on my lips. It is the Hourglass lip pencil in the shade ‘Icon’ found here. Bonus: I use this color on it’s own too, and it’s such a bold red that is just gorgeous in the Spring and Summer!

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  • I’m putting in this color for those of you who want more of a natural shade for your Valentine’s Day event. This Lorac lipstick has such an amazing smooth finish and I use the above MAC lip liner underneath to make it last longer. It is in the shade ‘Duchess’ found here.

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  • This one was not in the photo but I wanted to share this last shade with you because I am absolutely obsessed with Kat Von D’s everlasting liquid lipstick colors. This shade Underage Red bright crimson is perfect if you’re looking for a brighter red for your Valentine’s Day. And the long lasting wear of these colors are just unbelievable. 

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I hope you enjoyed this posting, comment below to let me know what shade is your favorite! Thank you.

~Kelly

 

*Disclosure: This post was not sponsored and I am not a beauty expert. I just want to share my favorite products and hope you’ll love them too!

How I Styled My Baby Shower

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I decided to do a glimpse into my baby shower to not only give you style inspiration, but possibly decoration inspiration as well!

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One of the first photos that will catch your eye is probably the huge balloon arch that my lovingly mother and husband did for the shower. They actually found this tutorial on pinterest here. You’ll see that they decided to leave out the foliage, that is simply because it was during winter time and a lot of our trees in AZ look a little sad this time of year.

Just an FYI, this balloon arch is made from simple ingredients but it does take a lot of work and a few hands to pitch in!

Naturally, the clothespin line, mason floral jars and banners are a common theme at showers.

All of these were done DIY by myself and some wonderful friends of mine. You can find an infinite number of ideas on how to recreate this on pinterest just like I did. I will share a few below:

 

Now onto the yummy desserts!

These were all done by my friend and amazing sister in law. The left are simple chocolate cupcakes and the bottom right are cake pops. As for the top/right, these are oreo truffles and they are just as amazing as they sound. Below is the recipe:

 

 

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*Photo Credit: :JacquelineEkama

I hope you’ve enjoyed a teaser of my baby shower and hopefully gather some insight from it. Please comment below on what you would like to see next. Thank you for reading!

~Kelly

*Disclaimer: This posting was not sponsored. I only make suggestions to items that I personally love and would think that you would benefit too.