Smile Brilliant.

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I can’t even begin to tell you the amount of times that my husband has said to me “let’s look into teeth whitening”. By “let’s” he of course means me, and I always responded with a good ol’ “yeah totally. I’ll look into it this week”… knowing good and well that I most likely would NOT be looking into it that week. It’s not that I didn’t want pretty pearly whites (I mean who doesn’t?), it just always felt so inconvenient and was something that was far easier to put off. So of course you can imagine that when Smile Brilliant reached out about working with us, we most certainly jumped at that opportunity. Unfortunately I couldn’t partake due to the little babe I’ve been growing for almost 8 months now, but my husband was more than willing.

We are major coffee drinkers in this house, and as my blog title indicates, we certainly enjoy a good glass (or two or three) of wine… When I’m not pregnant of course. While absolutely delicious, these tasty indulgences over the years have left us with some relatively stained teeth. My husband works in sales, where the truth is… your appearance matters. It is important to him that he have a smile that he feels confident about, and Smile Brilliant was a great opportunity for him to brighten things up.

The Smile Brilliant journey began with us taking a few before photos (crucial for measuring success) along with them sending us the whitening materials + a tray making kit…which I might add arrived incredibly quickly. A total sucker for quick shipping times, this was already a win for them in my books. The molding process for the trays was easy and provided simple directions. We popped them back in the mail, and in a matter of about a week already had the finished teeth whitening trays sent back to us. With that, it was time to begin the whitening process.

Not going to lie… my husband never really looks forward to his time wearing the trays, however I don’t think there will ever be a situation where sitting there with a whitening tray in your mouth for 45 minutes will qualify as “fun”. Per the instructions suggestion, he does the whitening before bed and we usually put on a tv show to make the time go by faster. Once the whitening time is over, it is followed by an additional 15 minutes of using the desensitizing gel, and just like that… You’re done (until the next session of course). So basically you’re looking at about an hour per session, all from the comfort of your own home. I personally hate everything about the dentist office, so doing this all from home is a much more appealing idea.  The good news is, while he doesn’t particularly enjoy sitting there with the trays in his mouth (lots of saliva and difficulty talking clearly) my husband has actually had very mild sensitivity to the product. The trays do cause him slight irritation to the gums, but nothing too crazy or long lasting. While each mouth is different and this might not be the case for all, the experience has been really smooth for him.

The process being smooth and easy and not too painful is a total plus, but the ultimate plus is the results themselves. I could go into a long descriptive paragraph about how nice and white my husbands teeth are (and how totally jealous I am), but instead I’ll just show you the before and after photo.

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Pretty impressive right? The good news for you is that my husband doesn’t have to be the only lucky one benefiting from Smile Brilliant. That’s right… it’s giveaway time. I’ve teamed up with Smile Brilliant to give one of my lucky followers a Teeth Whitening kit ($139.90 store credit). All you have to do is enter HERE and the giveaway winner will be announced in 2 weeks—Good luck!

For more information about this product and what you should know before beginning the teeth whitening process, go ahead and click here.

Cheers,

The Whine Connoisseur

 

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Jord Watch Review

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I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been a huge fan of watches for myself. I love them on other people and have bought my husband a slew of them throughout our time together, but personally I am just incredibly picky about them. My husband has always been a big fan of the wood watch look however I was never able to get into it myself, always thinking it was way more of a masculine look. Then I saw Jord’s collection of feminine looking wood watches. Ranging in colors from rose, to champagne, to a pretty turquoise and so many more, their watches stood out to me right away as a watch I could totally get behind.

Upon receiving my watch, I was impressed before ever even seeing the watch itself. I am all about presentation. I prefer my food to be perfecty placed with care on a plate and I prefer my new clothes to arrive wrapped in a cute little box with tissue paper. Jord and I apparently have that in common because the presentation on this watch was just stunning. The watch comes perched on a little pillow inside a beautiful high quality wood box. The wood box even has a little drawer for your watch cleaning accessories and includes a watch cleaning starter pack. Once you get past the amazing display and study the watch for itself, there is even more to be impressed with.

One of the things that has always annoyed me about watches is that they are so difficult to take on and off. Each one has their own little version of a clasp, and I usually feel like I’m about to break the watch (or a nail) trying to take it off, eventually just asking my husband to take it off for me. The people at Jord seem to have thought of every little detail, because this watch is SO easy to remove. Push the two little side clasps in, and just like that, the watch is off.

I’ve worn my ‘Cora series- Zebrawood & Rose’ watch out and about a few times now and love the extra little touch that it effortlessly gives my outfits. Being a major fan of gold and rose gold, the rose cora matches all of my jewelry perfectly and despite my usual distate for watches, has managed to quickly become one of my go-to accessories.

As I mentioned, my husband loves wood watches, so I have bought him a couple different ones now, both from Amazon. I did research for days and finally chose ones that I thought were good quality for a fair price. One ended up breaking pretty quickly and the other is nice but nowhere near the quality that I have seen with Jord.  I had always seen the Jord watches advertised but wondered if they were really worth the slight jump up in price. I can now assure you.. they totally are. From presentation, to quality, to visual appeal… Jord has figured it all out when it comes to wood watches and you really do get what you pay for.

With Fathers Day right around the corner, Jord would make the perfect gift. To help you out with that, I have teamed up with Jord to give one of my followers a $100 gift card to put towards the watch of your choice. If you’re like me and you’re getting real sick of entering giveaway after giveaway only to lose them all, the extra kicker here is that EVERY person who enters this giveaway will automatically receive a code for $25 off of a Jord watch purchase. This giveaway ends May 28 at 11:59PM, so go on and get yourself entered here: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/thewhineconnoisseur

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