3 Beauty Essentials Every Woman Needs to shine like a celeb

Thank you Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post.! All thoughts, opinions, and experiences are my own.

Confession: I'm not big on makeup, or really any beauty products. My daily routine normally involves putting on mascara and that's it. But, when I do get the urge to glam up, I go all out leading to using the essentials I think every woman should have in their beauty arsenal. 


1. A gorgeous Highlighter

I never knew how much I loved highlighter until I got Rihanna's trophy wife. The shimmery gold looks perfect on my skin (and really everyone's!). Highlighter has a way of bringing out the best part of your face. I use it to accentuate my cheeks and also my eyelids. Instant glam! 

2. A Fierce Lip Color

Basic chapstick works just fine, but every now and then I like to switch it up. I'm a firm believer in being basic or bold, there's no in between. That's why I think every woman needs one super sassy color lippie that makes them feel like the very best each time she swipes it on.  

3. An awesome teeth-whitening product

"Check out my 100-watt smile!" Eve in Life Size was onto something when she said this! I used to have braces and got them off in the 9th grade. Ever since then I've been smiling as much as I can. And as much as I love to smile, having a super bright smile is essential. Now, teeth whitening can totally be a pain, but with Smile Brilliant I learned that it's easy to get a selfie-ready smile without leaving your own home. (Because did I mention I also HATE going to the dentist? I do.)

Before Smile Brilliant reached out to me about trying their custom fitted teeth whitening kit, I'd only ever tried to whiten my teeth by using the good ole fashioned baking soda trick and retail whitening strips. Neither particularly worked for me, so I admit that I was skeptical at first about trying something else. But, when I read that it was a professional level whitening kit I figured I'd give it a whirl. 

They send you the ingredients to make your own custom trays, and their whitening gel got my teeth looking whiter in just a few days. Best of all it’s gentle enough for sensitive teeth. Affordable at home teeth whitening. It doesn't get better than that. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself! 

You can sign up for Smile Brilliant online and receive your tray kit delivered to your door. They provide step by step instructions, along with online videos to help you create your teeth molds. Then you mail your molds using the pre-paid envelope included in your kit and in about two weeks, you receive your new custom trays!

I recommend using the desensitizing gel after each session. This helps keep any sensitivity at bay and allows you to whiten multiple days in a row without discomfort! The recommended starting time is 45 minutes, but you can safely whiten for up to 3 hours. The trays are so comfortable I actually found myself wearing them for about an hour and a half each session! 


Now for the good stuff! the giveaway!

The awesome and incredibly thoughtful team at Smile Brilliant is giving me the opportunity to giveaway one of their amazing kits. The winner of the giveaway will receive a $139 credit to Smile Brilliant’s website to apply towards the kit that best fits his/her needs! To enter the giveaway click here.

You have just 1 week to enter! And this giveaway is open to USA, UK, Australia and Canadian residents!

Thank you again Smile Brilliant for working with me and giving the gift of a bright and beautiful smile!