Teeth whitening For Coffee Stains

Teeth whitening For Coffee Stains

If you’re here you probably already know one thing about me, coffee is life. I drink coffee like a Gilmore girl: morning, noon, and night! Although coffee brings me all the energy and life, the downfall is it can put a damper on my smile. I have used Crest Whitestrips in the past. They always do a good job, but really miss the cracks and crevices of my teeth. It’s hard for them to reach every angle of the tooth.

I recently started using a more custom teeth whitening experience with custom fitted trays created by Smile Brilliant. It has been a really cool process that I decided to share with you all.

Why Custom Trays?

Smile Brilliant offers a custom teeth whitening experience equivalent to the method provided by the dentists. The best part? You don’t have to leave the house. It’s a great way to whiten even with sensitive teeth, it’s safe for both enamel & gums. The results are noticeable and permanent!

My Experience?

When my Smile Brilliant box arrived I was a little nervous. Getting the kit with all the tools to create your trays kind of intimidated me. I was honestly surprised at how easy it actually was. I created my custom trays while laying in bed watching the Bachelor. About a week or so later, I got my custom trays in the mail. I made whitening my teeth part of my bedtime routine. It was hard to remember at first, but it soon became routine.

My gums experienced slight sensitivity over time. That was quickly solved by using the desensitizing gel included in my kit.

My Results?

My results were incredible! I honestly don’t think my teeth have ever been this white. All my life, I always hated smiling with my teeth. It wasn’t necessarily my teeth color, but I just hated my smile. I’ve noticed that since whitening, I’m finding myself smiling with my teeth more and more. I’m enjoying this boost of confidence.

I’ve been truly impressed with Smile Brilliant. I’m blown away by my results. Have you used Smile Brilliant yet? If not, you’re in luck.

Smile Brilliant and I have collaborated on this blog post and decided to give you all a discount offer: use ddotts15 to receive 15% off storewide!

But that’s not all, one lucky reader will receive a Smile Brilliant kit of their own! Click this link & enter to win: http://www.smilebrilliant.com/g/ddotts

*Open to USA, UK, Australia, and Canadian residents.

Thank you Smile Brilliant for boosting my confidence and allowing me to show off my pearly whites 🙂

Love From,


Alice’s Table + Lunatic Fringe = Blowouts & Blooms

Alice’s Table + Lunatic Fringe = Blowouts & Blooms

“After Women, Flowers Are The Most Divine Creations.”

Layla (@laylalivng) and I had a wonderful time Saturday night at the Blowouts & Blooms event! Layla is another Cincinnati Blogger who actually co-hosts the (@cincinnatibloggers) Instagram page with me! There is something amazing that happens when women get together…there’s something even more amazing when supportive women get together.

Alice’s Table and Lunatic Fringe Salon collaborated to bring together such an uplifting girls night out. Layla and I entered the salon receiving a warm welcome. We all introduced ourselves, had a few glasses of wine, then headed to the chair to talk about what kind of style we wanted.

Haley was my stylist. She was such a sweetheart. She did a wonderful job transforming my hair from a drab ponytail to a voluminous, fun beach wave. As she washed my hair and styled it, she was so informative walking me through each step. She made sure to describe the products and what they do.

The salon was beautiful & the atmosphere was incredible. The team at Lunatic Fringe were so hospitable and really made all of the ladies feel welcome. You could truly see the girls at Lunatic Fringe love what they do and enjoy working together as a team.

After we all looked fabulous with our fresh blowouts, it was time to bloom. Hannah, the Event Exec for Alice’s Table, had us all set up ready to create. From all the flowers and tools being provided to Hannah’s passion for sharing her knowledge, she set us up to be successful! I can be a little OCD at times. I thought for sure I would be nit picking my arrangement until the last minute, but surprisingly I was not. Hannah walked us through the process so well while teaching us tips and tricks. It was a flawless process with a beautiful outcome.

This event was more empowering and inspiring than I expected. I left with a beautiful arrangement and the skills to recreate arrangements in the future. Between the blowout and the way creating an arrangement felt therapeutic, I left feeling pampered and relaxed. I left feeling so excited for Hannah and her new endeavor bringing women together. I wish her all the success and I can not wait to watch her grow! From seeing the stylists in the salon collaborate and work so well as a team, to everyone supporting Hannah and her new business…women supporting women was a big underlying theme for the night! We all were giddy complementing each others arrangements and hair. And let me add, Greg from Lunatic Fringe was so supportive! He was there to lift us all up and let everyone know we did such a great job.

I am so excited I got to attend this event and share it with you all. It was so much fun. I needed to recharge my batteries this weekend, and that’s exactly what happened.

Definitely check out Alice’s Table and follow Hannah to see upcoming events. You can even host a private event with Hannah if you have a group of 10 or more!

Read about Layla’s Experience Here

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I hope you all have a wonderful week! I hope this blog post inspires you to get a group of girls together for an Alice’s Table event, go to Lunatic Fringe for a blow out, or even just text a friend and lift her up with a little pep talk! Women are amazing.

When women support women…we bloom!

Love from,

5 Things To Know Before Getting Your Eyebrows Microbladed

5 Things To Know Before Getting Your Eyebrows Microbladed

So this week I got my eyebrows microbladed…it was magical. 

For those of you that don’t know…“Microblading  is a form of semi-Permanent Makeup that provides a means to partially or fully camouflage missing eyebrow hair with the appearance of simulated hair using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments.” Microblading uses a hand-held-tool that looks like an X-ACTO knife. It puts pigment into the skin but doesn’t go as deep as a tattoo. 


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Falling for Pink Blush


This beautiful weekend we've had in Cincinnati has inspired me to throw this outfit up on the blog. Fall is hands down my FAVORITE season for fashion…HANDS DOWN! Give me all the jeans/boots/sweaters! I'm literally counting down until fall/winter right now when I should be looking forward to my cruise next month. I'm thinking my new found work schedule may be swaying my love for the fall/winter months so much more! Working in a school I now get the same holiday schedule as the boys.

Can I get a snow day?!

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I am leaving some fall inspo here for you to check out! I'm loving everything about this outfit. This top in incredibly soft and I love the print. Buy it here! I actually have the background on my phone as a floral print very similar. These jeggings are Gap, my favorite fall color: olive. These wedge booties are my favorite obsession. I wear them everywhere…even girls night out this Friday. They're as comfortable as slippers but look like I actually care what I look like out in public. Check them out here and shop Savvy Wool!


As I was putting this post together I was on Pink Blush getting links and decided to step back from fall and think about my upcoming trip. Be on the look out for more details on this adorable off the shoulder teal/floral number I just snagged. I will be stalking the mail man until it comes. Pink Blush is amazing…I'm warning you. You will not get clothes anywhere else once you feel how soft it all is.

Side note: washing is also very easy and everything is still just as comfortable and soft! Cold wash-hang dry!

I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday. Enjoy the peace of the weekend as you prepare for another week ahead 🙂