AFFORDABLE TEETH WHITENING WITH SMILE BRILLIANT

April 27, 2017


When SMILE BRILLIANT contacted me asking if I wanted to try out their teeth whitening kit, I was so excited. I had first heard about them through Danielle Mansutti's video (here) where she shared her experience with at home teeth whitening. I remember thinking, "damn it would be nice if I could try them out" and I was actually given the chance to! Imagine how excited I was haha


They'll send you a box of all the materials that you'll need for you to make your impressions, as well as the products needed to whiten your teeth. Don't worry, instructions are included inside as well. I was happy to find desensitizing gel because I was worried my teeth would be sensitive to the whitening gel. 


You'll need one BASE and one CATALYST mixed together to create the putty that'll be needed for your impressions. Once they're mixed together, make sure you input it into the teeth trays as quickly as possible before the putty starts to dry up. If it dries up, you'll have to do it again so it can really get the impressions of your teeth. Doing the impressions was the funniest part for me because I looked so funny while making my impressions. 


After all that, I received my teeth trays in the mail and it was time to start the teeth whitening process! I would leave the whitening gel on for about 1.5 hours each time and I'm loving the results. I drink a lot of tea and bubble tea which stains the teeth so it was nice to see that there were less of those stains. I do see that my teeth are whiter than they were before and I'm really happy that I was able to achieve that through the Smile Brilliant kit. It's nice to be able to whiten my teeth at home for a much more reasonable price than going to the dentist. As for sensitivity, I did use the desensitizing gels and felt like there wasn't much pain at all. It was a comfortable process throughout.


(Yes, I am aware I do not have the straightest teeth. I do plan on getting Invisalign some time in the future)

You can even watch this video here for more information:

If you're interested in trying out this kit as well, there is a coupon code for you to use (fionnac5) for 5% off! Smile Brilliant is also so lovely to do a giveaway for $139.95 worth of store credit to be used on their website. All you have to do is click the link here and they will choose the winner on (insert closed date giveaway). Good luck to everyone on the giveaway! :)


BEAUTIFUL SPRING IN NYC

April 12, 2017

Wearing Zara top & jeans, Forever21 mules, Chanel bag

The weather has been amazing here in New York City. I was finally able to bring out my new mules that I got from Forever21 a couple weeks ago and they're the perfect spring shoe. I even have a similar pair in black because duh. There's also some pretty cherry blossoms near my area which I was pleasantly surprised about. It's like Japan followed me home.

I've been a huge hermit these past few days, relaxing at home, being pretty jet lagged and all. I've also been missing Japan immensely. My heart wasn't ready to leave. Coming back from my trip has changed something in me. I can't really put my fingers on what that is exactly, but something has changed. I feel I care less about some things and I feel I want to change some aspects of my life. Travel does that to you I guess. You see a different perspective in life and it inspires you in so many ways.

STARTING BRAND NEW

April 9, 2017


Hi guys! It's me again. Hope you didn't forget about me even though I have been neglecting this blog for a long while now. I am back this time, I promise. I've been thinking about relaunching my blog and being more consistent with it for a while now and I think now is the perfect time. I am just coming back from my trip to Japan, which means lots of photos and videos to come, and I've been missing the whole blogging thing.

I thought I would just pop in real quick to let you guys (whoever is actually reading this anymore) know that I am coming back to the blog, while still making YouTube videos, and will be sharing with you all my adventures in Japan. I miss it already and I just came back. Mark my words, I will be back.

Stay tuned for all the Japan posts! :)

ETHEREAL

February 4, 2017


Photos by Dale Algo
His blog / here
His Instagram / here

My friend had asked me to do a quick shoot with him a while ago but things got in the way and it didn't happen for a long time. Finally, I was able to find time to make this shoot happen! I knew Dale when I was in high school and he was always into photography. I'm just happy he asked to shoot me!

The winter time is a much gloomier vibe and I like how he captured that in the photos. It actually started to rain about mid shoot but thank goodness it went away quickly. I love the scenery and how ethereal everything feels. 

In this look, I'm wearing a Zara coat that I bought last year, a Uniqlo turtleneck vest, Zara jeans, and Marc Fisher boots. Turtlenecks are a current fashion favorite of mine, especially in the winter. It helps keep all the cold air out and leave me feeling cozy. 

ADIDAS NMD / GREY AND BLUE

January 7, 2017


Adidas NMD's (kids size)

Adidas and their NMD sneakers have been all the rave. So many people are after them and wearing them on the streets, and I find the sneaker to be a very pretty pair. When I first saw the grey, white, and baby blue color way, I was seriously hooked. I really, really wanted this pair but it was sold out on the Adidas website. I had given up on getting it since it wasn't something that I needed. To my luck, I was able to find it at an Adidas store randomly. I had walked in searching for a different pair but ended up walking out with these.

The one thing that stresses me out about this shoe is that it gets dirty a lot easier than the other color ways like black. I try to take care of it very well but there's still a tiny mark on them. Oh well, they're shoes. They're meant to be worn. 

The NMD's really are super comfortable. My feet feel like they're walking on clouds. I don't wear this pair out as much but I still love them a lot. Also was able to score a deal out of them since I have tiny feet and went for the kids size. There are perks to being small!
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