Saturday, October 1, 2016



Hi guys, how was your week?
 Today I’m gushing about teeth whitening. A study found that whiter teeth will knock at least 5 years off your age, make you more attractive, employable and successful. 
 Are you a fan? No? You will be after you read this post. 

I am an avid coffee drinker and ex smoker. I would not be found without my capri 120's luxury length. I also enjoy half a glass of wine daily as a way to unwind at the end of the day. Even with regular brushing, I felt like my teeth were getting stained from these habits.  

While eating certain foods like apples and brushing with baking soda paste can help with overall teeth health and appearance, they are typically not very effective with deep stains. Even though my chompers aren’t heavily stained, I tend to whiten every so often. I’ve tried strips and whitening toothpastes in the past and I have to say I was never quite satisfied with those.

 Years ago I turned to my dentist for professional whitening. That set me back over 500 bucks. A couple months ago I felt like I needed a touch up but couldn’t find my custom made whitening trays and those I have to tell you cost an arm and a leg at the dentist’s. Infact, I was told that the bulk of the cost was for those and I couldn't stop kicking myself for misplacing them. 

Not too long after, I was contacted by Smile Brilliant to try their teeth whitening. The timing was perfect. I was very pleased with the prospect of professional strength teeth whitening that included my own custom fitted trays, made without a visit to the dentists office for crying out loud and all in the comfort of my home. I was hopeful that this product would deliver. 

The teeth whitening kit arrived with 3 of each of a blue and white paste for making my custom tray impressions, six individually wrapped syringes of actual teeth whitening gel and 6 syringes of desensitizing gel. Step 1 involved mixing the blue/white impression and catalyst pastes until streak free and then filling the blue trays with the resulting paste. These are then applied to teeth to create a mold. Upon hardening the mold was ready to ship back in the provided padded envelope. A little over two weeks later, I received my custom trays in a cute black case and the whitening fun began.

The whitening process itself was pretty easy thanks to the detailed instruction card in the kit. I filled my trays with whitening gel, inserted them on my teeth and whitened for an hour followed by desensitizing for 15 minutes. 

I found that I used too much whitening gel the first day and my gums were burning even after I wiped off the excess. So I quickly learned not to use a lot. I also experienced some teeth sensitivity after the second session so I reduced whitening time to about 45 mins and made sure to use the desensitizing gel with fidelity. Like I mentioned above, my teeth were not heavily stained but I still saw some brightening after a week of whitening. For a fraction of the price, I definitely got a bang for my buck. 

This product lived up to my expectation and I am very pleased. I’m linking some reviews and testimonials for you to check out as well.

 Ready to attain a sexy smile while knocking years off your age? You don't have to live with coffee stained teeth. Is your favorite wine discoloring your teeth? Are you ready for some professional teeth whitening in the comfort of your home? Use my code FashionablyIdu to get 5% off your order of the Smile Brilliant home teeth whitening kit. It really doesn’t get any better than this folks. I'm also including a link to enter a Giveaway here.
 Goodluck!
And oh, you’re welcome!

By the way y’all know how much I love my makeup and it’s that time of the year when we start breaking out our darks and red lippies some of which make my teeth look more stained than they truly are because they have yellow undertones. Is it just me or does that happen to you too? Do certain reds make your teeth yellower? Yellower, is that even a word? Ok now it is. I’m positive it is but why does it sound wrong today? Yellower, more yellow. Whatever. Some gals swear it doesn't affect their teeth. After this whitening, I can almost hear my teeth saying, ‘hey lippies, you can’t dull our shine’! I'm so thrilled.

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are mine.


Before
After


I Have On
Herve Leger Dress 
Christian Louboutin Heels 
Louis Vuitton Bag 
Louis Vuitton Sunnies


Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts, xx.



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104 comments:

  1. Very nice review my dear, I use it rarely because I have sensitive teeth. You look gorgeous in this beautiful dress. Have a wonderful weekend :-)

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  2. I love your dressing style, wish I could get some fashion advice from you. Even my brother is using some dental whitening kit and he said it gave him good results.

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  3. Fantastic white dress!

    Have a lovely new month dear :)

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  4. You always had a wining smile, but now with the added confidence it is even more gorgeous! This whitening kit seems to have worked like a charm. My dentist told me I'm not a candidate for teeth whitening because I have so many fillings, so I never really consider doing it after that but I did think about it. I would have to look it up and so some reasearch. Good thing that now you don't have to give up on coffee and a cup of red wine. As every true Mediterreanean lady, I believe that red wine does wonders for our health...and I'm addicted to coffee so that is something I could never bring myself to give up...and dark chocolade...yummy! I had a friend who avoided everything that could darken her teeth and I don't know it seems like such an effort. Life without tee, coffee, sweets and all that? It's crazy! Sure, white teeth are a beautiful thing but who could give up on all that. Fortunately, today we don't have to for there are more ways than one to achieve that flawless smile.

    That white dress looks amazing on you...such a great item...and paired with those killer heels- it is such a stunning combo! Recently, I saw an interview with the man behind those heels you love so much:) ...you know who I am talking about! Anyhow, he said he wanted to make the ladies walk more slowly, so that everyone could have more time to admire them...isn't that so sweet? I thought it was pretty adorable. He said we're running too much and that we need to learn how to set back and relax..we don't have to be running all the time. I actually quite liked that interview. If you're interested, you can probably find it on youtube, it was a part of Pardon my French interviews that Garance Dore did. Anyhow, this outfit is very feminine, sohisticated...and I wouldn't mind admiring it all day. You really look sensational dear!

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  5. I don't even know what to say, you look so incredible from head to toe. Simply stunning!

    Bella Pummarola

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  6. very interesting teeth system, love your dress
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    kiss

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  7. brilliant smile ! what gorgeous dress you have own ! thanks for the review xox

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  9. Such a fabulous review my lovely Idu! Of course you look stunning as always! I am loving that killer dress and fabulous bag LV <3

    Kisses and happy weekend babe xx

    Tamara Chloé

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  10. It looks a really good method. Your success is a motivation!!! Love your outfit as always Idu!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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  11. Nice review!You look amazing in this dress.

    kiss Adela Acanski

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  12. I love your dress, you look stunning!!!Great review sweetheart...thx for sharing!
    xx

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  13. First of all,you look amazing as always dear! Your outfit is pure perfection!
    2nd I would love to try out this whitening kit because I know the struggle of some lipsticks making your teeth look yellower :)

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  14. That product seems really useful and it obviously makes a difference. Your smile is amazing and I'm glad you find a away to enjoy coffee and sweets along with having a bright smile. Thanks for sharing!
    Outfit is amazing as always, love the heels *-*
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  15. can clearly see the difference.You look awesome as always

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  16. Marvelous dress, you are gorgeous ! Kisses and have a lovely sunday :)

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  17. That dress is amazing!!

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  18. Wow it looks like that works really well and I could use it. I like getting more info on it before I invest as money is tight. Speaking of tight, that dress is amazing on you, dear! The gold bits are so pretty and it is wonderfully exciting how it hugs your lovely curves. I have to admit getting stuck for quite a while on the side shot of your fantastic butt in it. Every time you are kind enough to share it it brings such amazing pleasure! Hope your weekend brings you much to smile brightly about :)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  19. Love that dress, looking so stunning

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  20. I actually have the trays and the gel but I stopped using them when I realized I was more sensitive to hot or icy drinks
    other than that you rock that Hervé Léger dress in such a glamurous way
    kisses
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  21. That sensitivity scares me. I tried strips and my teeth sensitivity was off the charts. I was miserable. I'm an avid coffee drinker too. I brush often with whitening toothpaste. I'm generally happy with the shade of my teeth.

    Let's talk fashion though! That Herve dress is stunning. The shoe and red purse, that picks up on the reb bottoms, are perfect. You slay queen you!

    Have a blessed week, doll!

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  22. Beautiful :)

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  23. Gorgeous post dear :)
    Have a nice day :)

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  24. I'm also a coffee drinker and an ex-smoker, Idu, so I really need to use a whitening product. Must really get off my butt and just try it, you know? By the way, you look banging in this outfit!:)

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  25. This sounds like a really great product! You look stunning in this white Hervé dress. Love your heels as well!!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  26. Wow you definitely got some visibly impressive results Idu! I've worked with Smile Brilliant previously and I was happy with how my teeth looked after the treatment as well. Your smile is looking even more fabulous and this outfit is absolutely smashing! Blue based lippies are the way to go make your teeth appear whiter btw. It's an optical thing. Have an amazing new week!

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  27. Wow! very interesting! Thanks for this honest review pretty!And thanks for sharing. You look amazing!

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  28. Wow! very interesting! Thanks for this honest review pretty!And thanks for sharing. You look amazing!

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  29. Your smile is amazing Idu. I'm also a fellow coffee drinker so I make sure I brush my teeth after having a cup. I know what you mean about some red lipsticks making your teeth look a bit yellow. I've noticed the same thing.

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  30. Your teeth look fantastic! I can't get laser tooth whitening as my teeth are too sensitive so I might have to give this a go x

    Emma | http://www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  31. Come to think of it i have noticed if my lipstick does that to my teeth but now that you mentioned it i will try and observe and see if that happens. I have never tried a teeth whitening pack before, i have however tried lemon with baking soda trick for whitening but it usually gives a temporary whitening ,so up for these. I love your dress and your makeup is so gorgeous ,i love the lip colours. Happy new month beautiful and hope you have a great week. Kisses!

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  32. You look absolutely amazing. What a gorgeous smile babe. Love this look on you!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
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  33. Nice dress.
    HAve a great day :)
    xx

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  34. You look absolutely fabulous lady! I might have to try this teeth kit, looks like it´s worth the money.

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  35. My teeth are fragile and don't like bleaching, unfortunately.
    Great dress!

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  36. You look stunning!!! I'm in love with your Alma bag!!!
    Kisses
    Chiara - www.shesinfashionblog.com

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  37. well you've found a very effective method to whitening your teeth Idu!
    I'm pretty obsessed with white teeth (as almost every italian) so I regularly use whitening toothpaste, and I have to say I've never neeeded nothinh more (but I've never drink coffe or smoke)! Anyway this solution is still good to know!
    Amazing outfit, as well, hun! Super glam! :D
    xxx
    S
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  38. Hey Idu! I've heard of Smile Brilliant. You received some lovely results and I bet it's a lot cheaper than getting it done at the dentist. I drink a lot of tea, so that affects my teeth as well. Love your long hair! It looks so good on you! Great dress & heels. You always rock a look.
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  39. That dress looks absolutely amazing on you, girlie! I love the gold details and fit, it flatters your shape so beautifully! I've been reading so many amazing things about Smile Bright and I've seen that everyone experiences such great results with the before and after. Though your teeth were still very white before, you can see a difference, which is great! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your new week and month!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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  40. Hi Idu, happy Monday. I enjoyed your writing; made me giggle when I tried to contemplate if "yellower" is a word too...hehehe..:-) It don't matter though.

    What matters is that you look so beautiful and have a great smile. I love the outfit. Great Review

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  41. Wow Idu, I totally agree with what you said about whiter teeth knocking years off your age because I felt the same way when I used the system recently! I really felt that I somehow looked younger,lol. The company is great and my review is also up on my blog today. Loved yours! I was so careful with how much gel I placed on the trays because I was scared of getting a reaction, so I feel my whitening took longer because of it. I still love my results! Need to play with darker shades of lipsticks now. :))

    Much Love,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  42. You look amazing in this dress, Idu. Love that bag too, my fav color. Hope you are having a great start of the week.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  43. Oh my! You look stunning...what a shocker huh? Love that dress on you. Absolutely love the way you styled it too. Your teeth definitely look whiter. I have always worried about whitening my teeth, for fear of making them more sensitive than they already are...I wonder how long the “desensitizing” lasts. May have to try it out

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  44. I still have some of the products from Smile Brilliant and I should really use them again! The only thing I dislike is having the mould in my mouth for a minimum 30 minutes.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  45. I'm in love with your smile and your white teeth , great look too dear!!!!

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  46. STUNNING!!!! I love your dress..
    Have a nice day doll,

    ♥Johanna
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  47. white teeth are amazing:) follow :) now waiting for U:)

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  48. Oh I'm with you here! I hate going to the dentist for teeth whitening and I like the changes I see here! Also, I thought you rocked a Pixie but the long hair is so Glamorous on you dear Idu <3

    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena Thapa
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  49. I so want one of these. It sounds like a great product.

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  50. Sounds like an awesome product! Thanks for sharing your detailed review. You look fabulous as always!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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  51. You have a beautiful smile Idu and your style is always on point, such a diva ! Love this dress ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

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  52. Fantastic dress! And I want a large Alma bag like yours!

    LUXESSED

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  53. Well sounds like a great product to totally try. Dem tooth of mine have been through a lot and they could use with some pampering. Lol! Thanks for your verdict, girlie. Very beautiful!

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  54. I'm totally in love with your heels and your bag! *_*

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  55. I'm so in love with you style hun <3 that bag.....
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  56. Such a great review, Idu! You look stunning and drop-dead-gorgeous! Happy October, girl.
    kisses
    Lenya
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  57. Gorgeous!!!!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  58. I am obsessed with keeping my teeth white even though I have some very bad habits like drinking and eating a ton of sugar. I religiously brush my teeth if I can after consuming these items but luckily I was blessed with good teeth. No matter how bad I treat them they are naturally white and I always get complimented on them so I probably take them for granted more than I should. I do use a teeth whitening kit once every couple of years but not on a regular basis. On a side note that dress has me gagging in a good way. The hardware on it is giving me life!
    LaToya
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  59. Hi. First of all, you are stunning. Such a pretty woman.

    I can relate to this. I feel like even I brush my teeth regularly, they still feel stained. I, myself is a coffee drinker as well. I am planning to get professional help on whitening my teeth.

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  60. I can totally relate to the coffee drinking and the wine. I tried an at-home teeth whitening kit before, and I find them to be very effective and affordable. I love your results. I love that dress on you, sunshine! Keep smiling!

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  61. You look amazing so do your teeth! Thanks for the review!

    Xx,

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  62. Wow! Your dress is AMAZING! <3

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  63. OMG! You always look stunning and your smile is just beautiful. I need this product in my life!
    xx

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  64. You Look Amazing Darling:)Loveeee you:) Kiss
    Karina
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  65. I think I needed that product idu!

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  66. Love your post!!
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  67. What a stunning photo in the first shot, Idu. Just adore it! I remember using Smile Brilliant and I did like it for the most part. I just have sensitivity issues at first, but it sure did work. Your dress is stupendous, dear. x
    Madison

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  68. Wow that embellished dress is stunning on you and those heels are gorgeous! What a statement :)

    Great that the teeth whitening worked for you :)

    Hope you're having a fantastic week :)

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  69. You are so beautiful! Perfect dress Dear:*
    kisses

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  70. Tienes verdaderamente un estilo increible. Me encantas. Un besito y te invito a conocer mi blog. Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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  71. so good and beautiful give away..
    i love your dress Idu and the bag as well...great smile..you are so beautiful..

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  72. Warm-toned lipsticks definitely make teeth look more yellow, but I wear them anyway! ;)
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  73. I've seen a lot about this Smile Brilliant stuff, it seems to be working for people. For me my teeth are much too sensitive though so I can't use it. You look gorgeous, Idu!

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  74. You have always had an amazing smile. Lovely dress plus you look expensive.

    xx
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  75. The smile is everything. Gorgeous dress. Hmmmmmmm the heels are sexy. Keep SLAYING sweetie

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  76. Omg
    That's really works
    Good job baby
    Kisses
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  77. white teeth do add so much to self confidence and u have a beautiful set!!
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  78. The idea is really welcoming and worth trying out and your smile is gorgeous Hunny and the kit just moved it to another level!
    I love the outfit as well and the hair is more than amazing.
    Enjoy the Weekend
    x
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  79. My teeth has become yellow because of the tea I think! However, I have always wanted to try the whitening products as it will make me feel more confident! I also love your lips color babe!

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  80. I've heard of this before, the results are amazing! You look stunning.
    xx

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  81. in love with your dress my dear!

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  82. Nice Review.
    Stunningly stunning as always.

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  83. Dear Idu, I can't believe you smoked that much :) And I think you have in general beautiful teeth and I like them before and after the treatment :) Yes, white teeth are really something one wants - you have them definitely! The white dress you show here matches perfectly to your white teeth <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  84. This product sounds very good! Gorgeous dress! Happy weekend.

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  85. I drink a lot of tea, all day every day, and I can see my teeth getting stained over the years. It never seemed to bother me, but lately it started. Maybe it was because I gravitate towards yellow-based lipsticks as well. They definitely make your teeth look worse. Blue based ones have the opposite effect.

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  86. Great post! Wonderful look! Happy weekend! :)

    xxBasia

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  87. I think I need it too haha :D
    thanks for sharing dear <3

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  88. you're so gorgeous!
    I really want to use a whitening product
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  89. Love this! I'm a huge advocate for bright teeth too haha!
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  90. You look amazing dear Idu, with that stunning white dress matching your super white smile. Love the fur stole, you look truly fantastic!! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  91. Wow it look great! My friend told me about this product and she have a pretty smile now :)

    I'm a new reader here! maybe we can follow each other?
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  92. You look awesome in that white dress my lady. And thanks to your review I now have a fab whitening product to try out. Thanks so much!

    Hugs
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  93. You looks stunning my dear. Love every single pieces that you wearing. The dress is super hot.
    Have a great week ahead.

    XOX, Kintan
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  94. Amazing results. You have a pretty smile. Been on braces for over 2 years now. Can't wait to take it off and try the teeth whitening also.



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  95. That's such a cool little set! Must have felt like a science experiment! If you're brave enough, you should try brushing with charcoal, it works wonders too!

    Theresa N | Lisle Dental Center

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  96. Wow, Looking gorgeous in this awesome dress. Teeth is the front viewer of your personality, so maintain it properly with smile. I also need a teeth whitening kit for me. Find the best solution for teeth whitening New Malden for a beautiful and bright smile.

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  97. You are looking fabulous in this dress. I am too conscious to take my teeth just like you, It make your personality in the friends circle. Get Professional Teeth Whitening Strips kits online to keep your teeth white for a brighter smile.

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