At-Home Teeth Whitening for the Busy Mom!

Finding the Time to Teeth Whiten.

One thing I constantly struggle with is TIME.. When do I find the time to take care of me? My world is constantly revolving around my children, my husband and my work. Which I love! BUT making me a priority is something that I'm learning has to be a conscious a decision. I have loved growing my blog these past few years but one thing I'm always self-conscious about is my smile. So this year I decided to do something about it!

Smile Brilliant!

Sensitive Teeth Whitening Options.

There are a lot of options when it comes to teeth whitening but I needed something that was going to work with my sensitive teeth and busy lifestyle.

  • Strip whitening haven't worked for me in the past, they don't stay in place well and that can lead to spotty-whitening.
  • Charcoal whitening has been super trendy lately, but after doing some research I found a lot of information that said charcoal whitening was very abrasive and caused long term damage to your enamel and gums, ouch!
  • LED whitening done by professionals seemed to be popular but I just didn't have the time and work in into my schedule consistently.
  • Tray whitening became my clear option, its what my dentist had recommended and finding a company that does at-home tray teeth whitening was a huge win! Tray whitening does take a little more time & consistency, but it doesn't damage your enamel or gums and the trays are fitted to your teeth so theres no chance of spotty-whitening!

The Process of Teeth Whitening.

Ordering your at-home teeth whitening system is super easy! There are options for sensitivity, along with levels of stains! Options range from $139-$169 depending on what options you choose, and I've got a special code to receive 15% off your kit! The trays are so simple and easy to mold, and my daughter thought it was fun to watch. They give you a pre-paid envelope to ship in your molds. Then lastly, you'll get your trays back and begin whitening! I added my whitening into my morning routine after breakfast 1-2 times a week and saw results within a few weeks!

Smile Brilliant

Results!

My teeth are so much more evenly white, I had yellowing along my gum lines and problem spots all over (from all of the coffee & red wine I drink, no doubt). I'm so much more confident with my smile now and can't thank Smile Brilliant enough for such an easy and covienient teeth whitening process!

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Smile Brilliant Giveaway!!

For all of you my friends, I've teamed up with Smile Brilliant to host a giveaway! The winner will receive a $149 credit towards your starter kit! Use THIS link here to enter the giveaway! Or you can use code: MEAGANKLUDT15 to receive 15% off storewide when you visit Smile Brilliant!


Let me know what you use for teeth-whitening in the comments below!

#smilefearlessly @smilebrilliant 

www. smilebrilliant.com

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Glow Face Serum - DIY with Essential Oils

Today I wanted to share my daily moisturizer I make for myself!

I get asked a lot what primer I use because my face is GLOWING (insert blushing face here)! I always love to share that its not a primer, it's my amazing DIY Glow Face Serum! 

Heres what you'll need:

Use the glass dropper, add 10 drops of each essential oil, then fill the rest of the dropper up with Jojoba Oil & shake! I use this serum every morning and night. If you have any questions at all or want to get started with essential oils let me know! I'm always looking for more boss babes to join our team!

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Essential Oils | Getting Started

I've been getting a lot of question lately about Essential Oils and how to get started with using all natural products, so please use the following post to glean some information. PLEASE contact me for any further information or questions you might need!

SIGN UP 

1. Click on this link

2. Select member (it's preselected for you) and country. Enter in 14991326 in both enroller and sponsor spots if it’s not prefilled in.

3. Hit continue.

4. Select premium starter kit with desert mist diffuser. 

5. Skip the monthly subscription part for now.

6. A pop up window will come up (click continue enrollment).

7. Fill in your personal info (If you ever plan to share/sell to friends you can put in your ssn for commission purposes). 

✨Tadah, you're officially an Oiler!✨

STARTER KIT EXPLAINED

 
 

 

EXTRAS

Getting started. Here are some links of things I buy off of amazon to utilize your oils: Roller Balls, I use these to make Stress Away Rollers, Allergy Rollers, Immunity Rollers and so on.  Spray Bottles, I use these to make Thieves Cleaner and Mermaid Hair. Mini Spray Bottles, I use these Mini's for Linen spray. Foaming Bottle, these are perfect for making hand sanitizer or face wash. Finally Glass Droppers I use these for a Face Serum or Hair Serum.

Carrier oils are used lots when diluting essential oils. Fractionated Coconut Oil is what I use but some other common oils to use would be Grape Seed oil or Almond Oil. To make face wash or soaps I use Dr. Bronner's Castile Liquid Soap

TERMS TO KNOW

A few terms you’ll see pop up a lot when researching Young Living essential oils include:

VITALITY - This simply means they are intended for consumption. Think, capsule, cooking, or added directly to tea/water.

DILUTE - You can dilute an oil by combing it with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil), which helps slow down the absorption of the oil.

TOPICAL - Meaning, the oil being applied to the skin. Some oils may need to be diluted before using them topically.

AROMATIC - This refers to inhaling an essential oil. Typically, you would rub the oil on the palm of the hands and then cup them to the nose and mouth.

DIFFUSER - The machine used to disperse essential oils into the air.

IMPORTANT

It's important to note that not all oils are safe to use in certain circumstances. A few instance to be careful while oiling. 

INDOOR ANIMALS - When you have indoor animals, please let me know if you have any and I can instruct you how to safely use oils with indoor pets!

BABIES - Essential oils are very concentrated and strong, please make sure that you are mixing oils for the correct age group when using oils on your young children. Per 10ml Roller Balls please use the following dilutions with a Carrier Oil of your choice. 0 to 6 months 1 drop +carrier oil per 10 ml bottle. 6 to 24 months 2 drops +carrier oil per 10 ml bottle. 2 to 6 years 3-6 drops +carrier oil per 10 ml bottle. 6 to 15 years 5-9 drops +carrier oil per 10 ml bottle. 15 and up years 8-15 drops +carrier oil per 10 ml bottle.

PREGNANCY - Avoid using the following oils when pregnant; Nutmeg, Rosemary, Rose, Basile, Jasmine, Juniper, Angelica, Thyme, Citronella, Cinnamon, Camphor, Fennel, Cedarwood and Wintergreen. I am not a doctor nor medical professional, please consult a doctor when considering using oils while pregnant.

WHAT NEXT

Heres a link to the Vertical Product Guide, when your wondering what to try out next here are a few of my suggestions. 

  • Thieves cleaner. Thieves hand soap. 
  • Savvy Minerals Makeup. (YES, I use this every day, its all natural and I get compliments all the time!)
  • Toothpaste. 
  • For an extra energy boost try the vitamins Super .
  • YL's Natural Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner.
  • Cool Azul for post workouts.
  • 2nd Diffuser for kids room or living room. 
  • Tranquil Roll-On.
  • Oils; M-Grain & Valor.
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Locals Guide to Lake Chelan: Wine Tasting Summer 2018

This week I'm sharing another Locals Guide to Lake Chelan. This post will be one of my season wine tasting guides for the Summer 2018 Season! I've been busy out and about wine tasting for y'all and I've compiled a list of top __ Wineries for this summer season!

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1. Succession Winery | HANDS DOWN my favorite of the summer so far! You have to visit and try their Sauvignon Blanc. A beautiful crisp wine, fruity but not too sweet (my favorite type). Trust me, you don't want to miss this! Owners, Brock and Erica are two of the kindest hearts and its ALWAYS a pleasure getting served at Succession! ((And the view doesn't suck..))

2. Amos Rome Vineyards | This winery is new to open its doors but not new to grape growing or amazing taste in wine. Tom & Teddi have an amazing passion for wine and Lake Chelan. Amos Rome has been selling grapes to numerous wineries around the valley but just this year have opened their doors with one, yes ONE wine. Their amazing Rosé! Beautiful in color and 

3. Karma Vineyards | Usually I'd be talking about Karmas bubbles, because hello.. karma! BUT this time I've got something new for you! Karma's 2017 Coy is a complete different varietal than it was last year (2016 69% Riesling / 31% Chardonnay Blend). This year it is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. It's fruity, fresh and PERFECT for cooling off on a hot summer day.

4. Lake Chelan Winery | I've got a few here for you to try out (since I do spend some extensive time at this winery ;) SO. Try out the Falling Cow White, the Dry Rosé and the Syrah.

5. Wapato Point Cellars | AGAIN... I might spend some extensive time here and I might be a bias because they have the most handsome winemaker in the valley (Shameless Plug! - LOVE YOU BABE!) So, try the Vienna if you haven't had it yet (my daughters name sake), also the Black Label is one of my go-to's for dinner time when eating at The Winemakers Grill

Summer Fashion Trends

This year I got a STEAL of a deal on my Birthday dress, I never would have thunk id find a dress so cute from AMAZON! I got it in this beautiful yellow but it comes in 10+ colors and is under $20! 

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Another piece I wear at least three times a week in the summer is this beautiful Bralette from NORDSTROM! It comes in 15+ Colors and is $38

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My next favorite summer trend is the one piece swim suites! I have found SO many amazing swimsuits this year to add to my collection and my current favorite is by SEAFOLLY. My favorite feature of the Seafolly suites is that some of the prints come in matching patterns for your little girls!