I have such a treat for you today! We are going to be talking about how to get great volume and waves at home without damaging your hair! The best part… it is so easy. T3 Micro was kind enough to send me these Volumizing hot rollers to review for all of you wonderful readers!
I have to admit I was skeptical about the rollers when T3 Micro made the offer. I haven’t used hot rollers since I was a kid and I wasn’t convinced they would give me the volume I’m constantly trying to achieve. I have a daily struggle with trying to give this heavy mane volume!
I’ve tried too many products, I continuously tease it, use tons of different brushes, but it always falls down within and an hour! Guys, I cannot convey how excited I was when I took these rollers out! Do you see this volume?!? Even my curls look effortless! No other product has come close to satisfying my volume needs like this one has!
One of my biggest complaints about other hot rollers is that my hair slips off really easy which makes wrapping it frustrating. These T3 rollers have a velvet material around them, so wrapping my hair was a breeze!
T3 also sent me their Luxe 2i Hair Dryer! Holy Moses is thing beautiful! Besides it’s ridiculously good looks, this thing works like a dream! It’s negative ions neutralize static, retain moisture, and boosts shine. Since I’ve been in California I’ve been letting my grandma use it (she’s a cosmetologist) and she said, “It’s like a spa experience!” Ha ha ha! We both love how lightweight and quiet it is too!
If you have trouble achieving volume like do (did!) then I seriously recommend checking out T3’s Volumizing Hot Rollers!
The number one reason I was so excited to try Smile Brilliant was the fact that they provide professional custom fitted trays! If you have ever tried any teeth whitening products, you know, that the only way to get custom fitted trays is to go to the dentist which costs $500+! My number two reason is they offer desensitizing gel to use after whitening to re-hydrate your teeth and help with any sensitivity! My biggest complaint about whitening products is how sensitive they make your teeth afterwards, I have had ZERO sensitivity with this product!!
I have always been insecure about the yellowing of my teeth. Brushing them twice a day doesn’t keep mine white. I have been drinking coffee every day all day from a very young age so I needed a product that really worked on stains accumulated over 28 years. White stripes and pastes just couldn’t do the job! Don’t just take my word for it though, check out their Reviews and Testimonials page for what others are saying about Smile Brilliant! They also have a great video you can watch explaining the product.
MOLDING YOUR TRAYS
Your kit comes with Catalyst Paste and base paste for your upper teeth, lower teeth, and one extra set just in case you make a mistake. Don’t over think this. Work with only one set of pastes and trays at a time, don’t try to mix together both sets because timing is important. In your hand you mix together one catalyst paste and one base paste like Play-Doh. Work fast to ensure the paste doesn’t set up. Try to mix it all together in one minute, place in molding trays, and make your impression. Don’t bite down all the way through till you feel the plastic of the tray. Don’t wiggle it. Keep the tray on for 2 minutes so the paste has time to harden. Once removing allow impressions to sit for 10 minutes then rinse with cool water. Do not remove molds from their trays you will place the whole molds, tray and all, in the postage paid envelope they provide! Each kit comes with thorough instructions so it will go over all of this!
WHITENING YOUR TEETH
Once you receive your trays in the mail you can begin the whitening process! Brush and floss your teeth. Twist small plastic tip off of the whitening gel syringe and apply a thin strip to your trays. Have a paper towel ready for any extra saliva. Place on your teeth and leave on for at least 15 minutes and up to 3 hours. Afterwards rinse and dry your trays. If sensitivity is an issue for you can then apply a strip to your trays and place on your teeth.
I am so impressed with Smile Brilliant! I would recommend this product to anyone! Their staff is so nice and were quick to answer any questions I had which made my experience even better! I hope if you are self-conscious like I was about your stained or yellowing teeth you will give Smile Brilliant a try!
Smile Brilliant has been kind enough to offer a giveaway of $139.95 store credit (equals teeth whitening trays + three whitening gel syringes and three desensitizing gel syringes) to one lucky reader of mine!!! You can find the link to the giveaway here. The giveaway will end in 2 weeks and I will announce then. The winner will be given a code you can use at checkout! This is an amazing chance for you to win this for free and try it out! Good luck everyone!
I’ve really been longing for spring lately. I don’t know if it’s the after Christmas slumps, or the cold gloomy weather, or both! When I got this cape from Trunk-Up Boutique in the mail and put it on, my somber feelings about the weather completely went out the window!!
I was so comfortable and warm without having to put on a ton of layers. I was so happy the weather will be cool enough so I can continually wear this cape, because I love it THAT much! I’m even more in love with the color than I thought I would be! It’s kind of an olive/yellow with specks of all different colors! You can’t really see in the photos, but it has the cutest button up detail along the neck too! This is the second item I’ve gotten from Trunk-Up and I love their company! Go check them out!
Trunk-Up has graciously offered to give away this exact same cape to one of my followers on Instagram. All you have to do is follow me and Trunk-Up Boutique and like the latest Giveaway picture on IG. Winner will be announced soon! Update: Congratulations Missmazariegos for winning the Cape! I hope you love it!!
Porter and I had a little mommy/son day date to go see “tractor in the sky.” (Huge crane that is being used to build a new hotel) We got some Starbucks (chocolate milk for him), yummy treats, and he sat and watched in awe. I’m really loving this age! He’s talking so much more, asking questions, arguing (lots of fun) 🙂
It’s John’s birthday on Sunday and my brothers birthday on Monday! Excited to spend some time with my guys!
When I saw this black and white striped dress I just had to have it! I’m such a sucker for stripes and this is a dress I can wear into spring! I bought a medium because I wanted it a little big and I didn’t want it to be too short! I think a small would have been perfectly fine though! Now I want every black and white striped dress I see in every style and cut! This was the first non-rainy day in so long and I was sooooo happy to see the sun! This dreary weather has really been wearing on me!
On the plus side I have been getting a ton of wear out of my Hunter boots, it’s all I’ve been reaching for! They are a must have in this PNW weather! If you are thinking of buying a pair check out my What to know before buying Hunter Boots post!
John surprised me last weekend with tickets to go see The Revenant- It was so good! I’m a huge movie lover and from the moment I saw ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’ I was an instant Leo fan! I recommend it for sure if you can handle gory movies!
We had our first ever all night throwing up sickness with Porter last night 🙁 We knew it was only a matter of time. Thank God he was only sick one night because it was awful to see my baby so sick! He’s back to his good 0l’ self asking for cake pops and trips to go see “tractor in the sky!’