Valentine’s Datenight Guide
What a time to be alive! I hosted my very first mixer a little over a week ago (1/18/2019) in honor of my blog turning one. (My blog actually turned one on 1/26/2019). I was nervous and excited for the event. I worked with SO many great sponsors and my event wouldn’t have been successful without them.
The event took place at The Union Houston - an art gallery that is also a venue for events. Union was the best place I could have had to host the event. The space was perfect! At the event there was a preview of Union’s newest art exhibition, Prima Materia which is by two local hispanic artist, Darwin Arevalo & Grace Zuñiga. If you are planning an event and need a venue, check out The Union. The space is perfect for any event. A special thank you to Theresa and The Union for hosting my mixer!
Who doesn’t love a photo booth?! Selfies-R-Us brought the fun with the photo booth. You were able to take a photo home AND send a digital copy to your phone. They also designed the background of the prints and I must say, it went perfect with my popcorn theme.
If you’re looking for a photo booth for any event I highly recommend Selfies-R-Us!
Giant yellow balloon w/ tassels & Balloon garland in the photobooth backdrop was provided by @Glamfettico
Blo Montrose set up a braid bar for all of my guest to get a braid done at the event. I have been getting my blow outs from Blo and they did my makeup and hair for the event! If you have any events coming up, or if you’re anything like me and just love bouncy hair, Blo will take care of you!
Mentioned code patty10 at checkout and received 10% off your services.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with me. I did not expect the outcome and response I did and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. This year of blogging has taken me out of my comfort zone, has helped me gain a piece of confidence I was missing and it connected me with some amazing people.
Thank you to all of my sponsors, my event would not have been what it was without each and every one of y’all!
There is no hiding the fact that I am a busy bee. Every day is a different agenda, morning school drop off, work, school, events, etc. With a tight schedule it is hard to find time to go get whitening treatments done. I have mentioned before, I am obsessed with teeth. (Random, I know). Being in front of the camera so much, I know a white smile is important. Smile Brilliant exceeded my expectations on the teeth whitening and I couldn’t be more excited to share my experience and all about it.
Smile brilliant has made my teeth whitening experience easy and I was impressed by how effective the treatments are.
The kit comes with the following;
Catalyste & base paste to make your impressions for your custom whitening trays
a stamped envelope for you to put your impressions inside to mail to a professional lab to get your whitening trays fitted perfectly
Here is a quick rundown of what I did when I got my Smile Brilliant Whitening kit. When I received my whitening kit I started with making my impressions for my trays. You mix the catalyst and base paste. I rolled mine into a ball until both were blending perfectly and I spread it evenly on the impression tray (make sure you do this fairly quickly because it will harden) I put the impression tray on my upper teeth pushed up and let it harden for 30 seconds to a minute. I repeated the same step for my bottom teeth. I let the trays sit overnight and I mailed them back to Smile Brilliant.
Within 2 weeks I received my trays to start my whitening process. I wasn’t sure how well my teeth would take to the whitening gel but to my surprise I did not have any issues or pain. The first night I opened up my first whitening gel and put a dot on each tooth (in the tray) and left my trays on for about 45 minutes. I wanted to get a feel of how the trays felt, how my teeth would feel, and how to adjust to anything if needed. I waited 3 days and I repeated the same steps except this time I put in my trays earlier. After dinner I brushed my teeth and then immediately put the trays on. I left the trays on for 3 hours. During that time I was able to catch up on emails, do homework, and a load of laundry. Since the trays are made from your impressions, they are a perfect fit. I could still talk and I was still getting stuff done while whitening my teeth!
It got to the point that after lunch at work I would put my trays on so I could leave them on longer. My teeth were able to handle having the trays on for 3 hours at a time but I did not do the treatment everyday. After the 3rd day of the whitening treatment I could already see a difference. The process was so easy and I was surprised how quickly I could tell a difference. Within 2 weeks of treatments I had people asking me how are my teeth so white. SMILE BRILLIANT of course!
When trying something new you really are not sure what to expect. My teeth were not that bad but as mentioned, I am obsessed and wanted a whiter smile. The whitening process was so simple. What I really liked is how I was able to still run my errands and do things that I needed while the trays were in place whitening my teeth. Here are a couple of questions that I have been asked;
Did you experience any pain or were your teeth sensitive afterwards?
No, I did not experience any pain at all. The days I left my trays in for multiple hours, I had very little sensitivity. I did not eat anything right after I took the trays out and avoided cold water.
Is it a long process?
The process can be however long or short that you want it to be. I did the treatment twice a week for 4 weeks. I have enough whitening gel to do another 2-4 treatments if needed.
Do I have to use all the whitening gel?
Nope, the gel is good for 6 months to a year.
What if I run out of whitening gel, do I need to buy another kit?
No, you can purchase just the whitening gel online!
Were the trays uncomfortable?
Not at all! My son couldn’t notice when I had the trays in. I could still talk and they fit perfectly.
Overall, I loved the kit and how effective it was. I drink wine, I drink coffee, and I am a busy bee. The kit made it easily to do the process at my own pace. We don’t all have a lot of time and this made it easy for this mom to whiten her teeth! I will warn you, I think my smile got bigger LOL!
Since I loved my results so much, I want to give you an opportunity to get a whitening kit as well! (Value $149.00) entering is SUPER easy! Just click the link below.