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Teeth Whitening at Home (and smiling fearlessly)

Lifestyle, BeautyJan Correll1 Comment
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Out of the mouths of babes!  Thought this was too funny!  

Out of the mouths of babes!  Thought this was too funny!  

SMILE FEARLESSLY (teeth whitening at home)

I feel a smile is your signature.  A smile also exudes confidence.   And I don’t know about you but I would much rather be smiling than not!   Thanks to Smile Brilliant and our recent collaboration, I am smiling fearlessly!   

I am a coffee drinker and a red wine drinker. And love both!! Even my daughter (very young at the time) noticed my yellow teeth from enjoying these habits (see above!) 

I always wanted to have my teeth whitened but due to tooth sensitivity was fearful.  Smile Brilliant made my decision easy when they asked me to collaborate.  Have to say I was thrilled.  The process was simple and my teeth are no more sensitive today than they were initially.  For sensitivity, they offer a special desensitizing gel that counteracts any sensitivity. 

First, they send you a kit to make the dental impressions.  This was the hardest part for me.  They key is to do this step in front of a mirror; after that, it was a breeze.  I always planned on about 2 hours to make sure I followed the process.  I whitened every other night but some people whiten every night. 

I am thrilled with the results and feel it’s a great alternative to traditional teeth whitening.  I plan to continue to whiten with the Smile Brilliant product because I love the results! 

And the best part is that Smile Brilliant is offering my readers a Giveaway!  Enter below and on all my social media accounts!!

Giveaway link: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/silveristhenewblonde

$15  off tray code: silveristhenewblonde15

*The giveaway is open for two weeks. You MUST enter through the link to be counted.  Giveaway is for $139 credit- and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents. Please note that 25 entries are needed, so invite your friends and family to enter too!! to close the campaign and choose a winner!*

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to work with the Smile Brilliant brand.  My results are fantastic and I love my smile!   

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As always, thank you reading and stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I so appreciate you, my friends and readers!  XXOO

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This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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Me, discussing my gift list with Santa, and sharing my love of reading via my favorite app!! 

Me, discussing my gift list with Santa, and sharing my love of reading via my favorite app!! 

As I age, I often ask myself, what is the one thing I can do every day to continue to improve.  When things are busy and hectic anytime but especially during the holiday season, I ask myself what I can do to invest in me and stay grounded.  Even if I only have 15 minutes, I always have time to read, which allows me to stay relevant, grow and learn.

How do I do this you might ask?  I bought an app for myself, last February and have read every day over the last year. This app is a digital learning service, and a micro–learning platform.  The app is Blinkist, where I have access to key insights from 2000+ bestselling nonfiction books.  In essence it's a book in a "blink." These books are transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen to in just 15 minutes. These bite sized books are so easy to listen to in the car, while working out or anytime!  They offer apps for iOS, Android, and the web, so you can take Blinkist anywhere. Plus, the Send–to–Kindle feature makes reading on any device much easier... which I love!!

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So if you need a last minute gift for anyone on your list, or need to gift yourself to meet a New Years resolution, I would highly suggest Blinkist!! 

Click here to order now and check another gift off your list!!

As always, thanks for reading.  Hope you can take the time to breath, read and stay relevant during this wonderful season and into the New Year.  Remember that each day is a gift, that's why it's called the present!! 

As always, thanks for reading!  XXOO

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Be Powerful

LifestyleJan Correll4 Comments

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I recently had the opportunity to attend a free 50+ class at the top Women's Fitness Studio's in Charlotte.  I saw it advertised on social media and signed up.  Hilliard Studio Method aka HSM is known as simply the best for women's fitness in the Charlotte area.  Pictured above is Liz herself on the cover of her book, about Finding Your Strength At Any Age.  

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Even though my weight fluctuates 5-8 pounds, I pride myself on staying active 5-6 days a week.  I include free weights and 3 days of HIT (high-intensity training). So when I arrived for my class and they suggested using a 3-8 lb weight I guffawed to myself!  Two days after the class, I was still feeling the effect in every one of my muscles. It was no laughing matter... just ask Mr. Silver! :) Don't get me wrong there was nothing in the class (which is geared toward low impact and is pilates based) that I could not do... with a little coaching on my form.  It's the fact that I was working my muscles differently.  Did I mention my muscles shaking at the end of class?  Well, they were!  The HSM method promotes a safe and effective approach combining different modes of resistance plus stretching and focuses on the strength of the spine and the power of the core.  

Alas, the core.  I don't know about yours but that is where I need work.  I have lower back issues and tight hips which I understand are all related to the core. The class was exactly what I needed for a kick start or maybe a kick in the rear.  I need and want to get myself into my best shape ever and plan to commit to the program.   I live 35 minutes (an hour in traffic) from this studio and cannot make it to class 5-6 days per week but I can commit to working out on my own using the HSM online videos and streaming.  This will allow me to use the program based on my schedule and offers flexibility.  I plan to stick with this for 3 months and at that point see how I feel.... and look.  I will keep you all posted!!

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Ladies, I would be thrilled for any of you to join me!  The good news is, Liz and her team have offered me and my readers half off your first month and since they already offer a 14-day free trial... that is one month free!  The price is less than $30 per month and you can cancel at any time.  I am very excited to get started!  How about you?

Be sure to watch the Be Powerful video here, to understand the essence behind HSM and Liz Hilliard.  At 60+ she is a beautiful, powerful force, empowering women to find and be your best self!  Sounds familiar!! :)

Interesting that the day I was going to attend, I almost talked myself out of going but knew, that day especially, I truly needed to prioritize and focus on myself...and that is just what I did!  Ladies, I don't know about you but I think we should all make sure we are making ourselves a priority... if not now...when?

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PS.  There are not a lot of pictures in this post, even though the studio was kind enough to take some.  Sometimes, we have a wake-up call, to get it done and make changes.   The pictures did that for me!  Hope you can all appreciate my transparency.  

HOW TO SIGN-UP:

You can work out with Hilliard Studio Method anywhere with our easy to use Video Streaming platform. The first two weeks are free, and then it is $29.99 after that. Once you sign up, you can cancel your account at any time. There are over 1,000 minutes of content with a variety of options. We would recommend starting with our Hot Flash Hottie workout or our Beginner workout. Any option in our Beginner category is great to mix it up! As you master these selections, we recommend moving on to our HSM Live Classes  which is a real Hilliard Studio Method class, recorded!

CODE for 50% off your first month: SILVERHSM (http://hilliardstudiomethod.vhx.tv?code=silverhsm)

CODE for 15% off our Hot Flash Hottie DVD: SILVERHSM (https://hilliardstudiomethod.com/product/single/hilliard-studio-method-hot-flash-hottie-dvd/)

**Codes are valid through 12/31/17

 

Are you working on something about yourself... to Be Powerful?  Would love to hear your comments!

As always, thank you for stopping by and reading!  I so appreciate each of you!

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