1 Nightly Beauty Step I NEVER forget

Smile Brilliant

Have you ever tried to whiten your teeth? If the answer is yes, then you are like me and are conscious about your smile. Maybe conscious isn’t the right word. Maybe we all just want to have confidence every time we laugh, smirk, or cheese for a picture! There is literally nothing that makes you feel better than getting a compliment on your smile; it brightens up your day and gives you so much self-assurance going forward. That is why I whiten my teeth and that is why I specifically use Smile Brilliant, Every. Single. Day. White teeth are just down right pretty, plus if you can achieve them without going to the dentist, then what are you waiting for? Am I riiiight?!

Over Christmas and New Year, I am sure most of you had a great time, partied more than you should have, ate more than your bodies can hold, and loved as viciously as a black widow after mating. For those of you who don’t know what happens, google it. Lol. Anyways, as most of you know, I drink a bunch of dark drinks, that’s why they call me the Avid Wino. Okay, maybe I just made that up, but I do drink a lot of wine, coffee, and tea! Hehe. Which is pretty naughty because they are all so bad for my teeth. And I know a lot of you readers also consume them, if not more! Smile Brilliant is hands down the best whitening method I have used in my life! Here is a breakdown of my biggest reasons why!


Crest White Strips have been highly recommended by so many people, and are sold in tons of drug stores. So about 2 or 3 years ago, I went ahead, spent the money, and stuck them on my teeth like tape. By the time I took them off, my teeth were really hurting! I thought maybe I did it wrong, tried it over and again, only to culminate with the same problem. Ever since, I have been overly skeptical about teeth whitening methods. Remember what I said about having confidence in our smile? Well, I decided not to give up! Not this time yellow, I will defeat you! I did some research and Smile Brilliant was who I decided to go with. Sensitivity had a big part to do with it! Smile Brilliant actually has a desensitizing gel. YESSSSSS!!!  After you use the Whitening Gel, you brush your teeth, and apply the desensitizing gel. I was scared, but it literally worked like a dream! No pain or discomfort at all. Huge, huge thumbs up right here.


Actually Whitens!

I am being completely serious when I say that I noticed my teeth whiter within 2 uses. Which is crazy because teeth whitening isn’t really whitening. Instead it is like teeth cleaning or stain removing. So, over the years, our teeth get stained up pretty good. Well, this stuff takes those stains away rather quickly! Two uses and bam, I noticed a difference. After the 5th, I couldn’t believe how insanely fast and well this stuff worked. I am super happy with it and walk around with a big smile, because I know my teeth are looking squeaky clean [except last Thursday, when I just finished eating an Arugula Pear Salad, smiling all the way through the restaurant, because I have whiter teeth than I ever have before. Only to be embarrassed when I get to my car to snap my hubby and have a huge piece of leafy green almost in the middle of my smile – ughhh!]. But that was a quick fix.

How to Use It!

It’s actually really simple. Step 1: Once you get it in the mail, you will make a mold of your teeth, so they can get you the perfect fitting trays for the gels. They certainly do make it as simple as possible for us. Once you get the trays in, all you have to do is – squeeze some whitening gel into the trays and wear them for 45 minutes to 3 hours (depending on sensitivity). I know that sounds like a long time, but given the fact that it won’t hurt your teeth right after, or even in the long run, I’d say that is time well spent. Step 2: Once you take them off, you brush your teeth and apply the desensitizing gel the same exact way. Keep on for 15 minutes and that’s it! Step 3: Voila! I recommend doing it all at night because they recommend not eating or drinking anything for 30 minutes afterwards. It is much easier than doing it in the morning when your body is craving all sorts of breakfast foods and morning beverages. Bed time = less food + beverage temptations for me!


Cruelty Free & Vegan

I am an animal lover, you all know that. So, when I purchase products, I make damn sure that they don’t hurt any animals, or I ain’t spendin’! Well guess what? Smile Brilliant knocks another ball outta the park. They are cruelty-free through and through. Plus, for all you vegans out there, luck is on your side! Everyone can use this, and no one gets hurt, just how it should be.


Giveaway! **CLOSED as of 3/1/2019

If you haven’t noticed, I honestly really like this company. And for that reason, I reached out to the company to give one of you a chance at super pearly whites as well! You read that right! So, if you want to rock around town all smiles, then be sure to follow these two steps!

1. Subscribe! Like, right now! Just put your email in the box below!

2. Click on the giveaway link: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/karaduenas

…Completing these tasks are simple and only take a minute out of your day, which can reap some great benefits. In fact, did you know that having white teeth can: Help you convince people to love you? And even possibly become a celebrity? Well, I can’t say that is true, but white teeth can make you even happier with yourself, and that’s way more important than the other two! So, get on it and get entered to win!

Giveaway link: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/karaduenas

 15% off storewide code: karaduenas15


Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Have you used teeth whitening before? If so, what brand and how did it work? Let me know in the comments section below! I really, really do recommend Smile Brilliant, so if you’re in the market, stop looking, trust me, and go with them because you will be super happy you did. If you go with someone else, you might be happy, but you won’t be super happy. 😉


OH one last thing… my before and after pics! They recommend completing 7 – 14 uses before you notice the biggest difference, but honestly just after 5 uses I’m shocked! I had to share. I’ll keep you guys posted on my progress as I only plan to continue this awesome process!!!

Jason's 21st Birthday

***P.S. these are phone pics so the quality isn’t the greatest. My bad. he, he. Check out my Insta Story today for more progress shots. I’ll be sshowing you guys all angles and might even go live to let you see the end results… well my end results so far!! @kara.duenas

Tooth Whitening Gel


Kara Duenas


9 thoughts on “1 Nightly Beauty Step I NEVER forget

  1. Yes girl, yesssss! You read my mind. I’ve been wanting to try a teeth whitening kit, but wasn’t sure which one provides real results. So entering this giveaway NOW. Thanks babe!!

    1. Smile Brilliant is GREAT! I was truly surprised by the results and how quickly it worked. Goodluck with the giveaway! Xx

  2. Great article! I’ve got sensitive teeth too, but glad to hear this company has a desensitizing gel. I’ll have to give them a try.

    1. Thank you! Yeah, their gel does wonders. Crazy how there was no pain yet every other company I tried hurt SO bad. I hope you give them a shot. Xx

  3. I’m glad you shared a product review on a product that both men and women can use. I just entered the giveaway, hope I did it right.

    1. I will defintely start writing more reviews on products that are unisex. Goodluck with the giveaway! Xx

  4. Omg I love how real you are in your writing! “White teeth can help people love you” 😂 I love that, such a goof! I’m sharing right now for the giveaway! Count me in coach!

  5. Getting older really takes a toll on the whiteness of your teeth! I’m really excited to use your product to help feel younger again!

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