How I whiten my teeth at home + Giveaway [CLOSED]

how to whiten teeth at home

Happy Hump Day everyone! Today I have a very exciting post for you with a little giveaway included at the end, so make sure to keep reading!*

As you might have guessed by the title of this post, today I’ll tell you how I keep my pearly whites… well.. white. In the past I was pretty much addicted to those whitening strips you buy at a drugstore. They worked fine for me, but the results came with a price: after each use I had to deal with awful tooth sensitivity for next couple of days. In addition to that, the strips weren’t wide enough to cover all of my teeth, so If I happened to smile really wide, you could tell that my front teeth and my back teeth were different shades.

Smile brilliant review

Few weeks a go I got a chance to try something very different: custom-fitted teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant. I noticed great results after just one use and that’s when I knew that I had to tell you guys all about it.

Smile brilliant before and after

How does it work? After placing your order with Smile Brilliant you will receive professional teeth whitening gel (you can also order a desensitizing gel that you use prior to whitening your teeth which is what I used), detailed instructions on how to make your own dental impressions and impressions materials. After you make your own impressions, you mail them to Smile Brilliant using the pre-paid envelope that comes with a kit. Shortly thereafter you will receive your custom-fitted trays in the mail and can start using the kit right away (I believe that I received mine back within about 10 business days). You can see what the process of creating your impressions looks like right here.

at home teeth whitening kit

As I already mentioned, because of my history of sensitivity I also used the desensitizing gel prior to application of my teeth whitening gel and I have experienced zero sensitivity during and after the use. The custom dental trays that I received fit perfectly and were very comfortable to wear. I didn’t experience any leaking, drooling, etc (gross, I know, but that’s exactly what I went through with using other whitening kits). You can use the gel for anywhere between 45 minutes to 3 hours at a time (after 3 hours it becomes ineffective so keeping it for longer than that makes no sense). I actually spoke with someone from  the Smile Brilliant team on the phone prior to using this kit, and was pretty impressed by how knowledgeable he was, both about the process of creating custom trays, whitening process and the whitening gel product itself. Now… if you don’t mind, it’s time to get up close and personal. These are the results that I’ve had just after three 1-hour long applications:

smilebirlliant results

I had these incredible results just after three, 1-hour uses.

Pretty impressive, isn’t it? Now for the fun part! Folks at Smile Brilliant were kind enough to offer to giveaway $139.95 store credit to one of my lovely readers, which equals 1 set of custom teeth whitening trays, 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes (or, if you don’t have sensitive teeth, you can go with 6 whitening gel syringes). This giveaway is open to US residents BUT if you’re outside of US and still would like to enter, you can do so, but please note that you will be responsible for covering the cost of shipping your impressions back to Smile Brilliant. If you’re a US resident, you will be able to ship your impressions back to Smile Brilliant at no cost. To enter the giveaway click HERE. This giveaway will be open for two weeks, the winner will be notified via email. In addition, I have a coupon code for you guys: “thirteenthoughts” which will save you 5% off entire product list on Smile Brilliant. Feel free to ask me any questions down below!

*This post was created in collaboration with Smile Brilliant.

  • beautylovesbooks

    This definitely looks effective! I haven’t tried a lot of whitening products!

  • Unreal results girl – seriously so impressed with how white your teeth got!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  • Wow, I can’t believe the results you’ve had already, that’s amazing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • Right? I couldn’t believe them myself haha ;)

  • Wow your teeth look amazing! I’ve used a kit similar to this before but didn’t have very good result so started using the whitestrips but like you ended up with some sensitivity after several uses so decided to stop even though they gave me great results. This sounds like a brilliant kit though and I’m really impressed with your results, it’s a shame I don’t live in the US :) xx

    • Thanks so much Sadie! Yeah, sensitive teeth can be very annoying! By the way, you can still enter the giveaway, as long as you’re willing to cover the costs of shipping your impressions back to the lab :)

  • Kelsey&Kenecha

    Great post, you look beautiful x


  • wow.. that is awesome!! :D

    Have a wonderful day!
    Animated Confessions

  • Joanna Joy

    This product looks like it really works great!

  • OMGGG Paula *Inserts a million heart eyed emojis* looking absolutely beautiful in that first photo. Can’t decide what’s more gorgeous, your flawless skin, pretty pearly whites or your eye-poppingly outrageously deee-vin-e lippy! :D

    When I was in LA I actually bought a few of those drugstore whitening stripes from Ralphs (look at me trying to fit in with the cool kids of Hermosa Beach hahaha) but they made my teeth go so tingly that I stopped after one or two attempts. So glad it’s not just me I thought there was something wrong with my teeth haha :P

    Such an amazing giveaway, absolutely wonderful! It’s fab to hear and see of a whitening product that works so well and is so throughly worthwhile. I’m always trying to find ways of whitening my teeth and Smile Brilliant sounds like the best company to do it with :D The results are remarkable, the difference is stunning. Can see you blinding the whole of NJ & NY with that beautiful smile of yours Paula, and quire rightly so too! :D ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    • Aww thank you so much my Love!!!! Ahh my skin is far away from being flawless, great lighting is what’s it all about hahaha :D

      That was the exact same problem I had with those strips! And my teeth aren’t usually sensitive. This set really is awesome, definitely a keeper :) Haha you’re way too kind my Love, as always! :*:*:*:*

  • Interesting!! I’ll have to probably enter because I’m intrigued by this product and your results! I’m so hit or miss with teeth sensitivity with those white stripes, so I hear what you’re saying! XO
    -Lauren Blair

    • It’s pretty awesome! I was so surprised when I didn’t experience any sensitivity.

  • The result looks great, it’s definitely working (: your teeth look so great!
    Nati xx

    • Thanks so much Nati!