Whitening Sensitive Teeth At Home!

Gooood morning, pals! How's it going? I'm so excited to share this blog post with you today! I collaborated with Smile Brilliant for this post and I can't say enough good things about this company and their products. 

So, what is Smile Brilliant?

Smile Brilliant is an at home teeth whitening kit that literally brings the effectiveness of a whitening treatment you would get at your dentists' office to your HOME for a fraction of the price. It's pure magic.

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Your kit will include everything you need to make impressions for your own custom-fitted teeth whitening trays (you make the impressions, send them back, and a week later Smile Brilliant has sent you your own custom whitening trays)! Pretty cool, right? You'll also have plenty of whitening gel and desensitizing gel to use!

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Why did it work for me?

  1. Decalcifications: I've struggled with decalfications on my teeth for as long as I can remember - basically spots on my teeth are whiter than the other parts. So, I always really shied away from whitening kits because usually they'd just make those spots BRIGHT white and the rest of my teeth would stay the same color. Talk about embarrassing, right? No bueno. BUT this all changed with Smile Brilliant - this kit works for my teeth and now I'm more confident with my smile than ever! 
  2. Sensitivity: Along with the decalcifications, my teeth are pretty sensitive. With Smile Brilliant's desensitizing gel I had VERY little sensitivity. Before even starting the whitening process I used the desensitizing gel for a few nights, which really seemed to help. After that, I aimed to whiten my teeth for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week, and used the desensitizing gel for about 15 minutes after each whitening session. 
  3. Coffee stains: This kit couldn't have come at a better time - with starting my first real, big girl job, coffee has become a daily occurrence and I had the stains to prove it. I mean, just check out my before picture below!

My teeth have come a LONG way with Smile Brilliant's whitening system as they were pretty stained. I didn't even realize the stains I had until I took the picture of my teeth after using the whitening system - it's crazy! I'll definitely be continuing to use Smile Brilliant to whiten my smile even more with my sister's upcoming wedding, as well as one of my friends. 

Thanks to Smile Brilliant for helping me smile fearlessly :D

YOU can smile fearlessly with Smile Brilliant too! Check out the GIVEAWAY and coupon code below :D

Use the code joyfullyjenna for 10% off your whitening kit! AND it gets even better - make sure to enter into the giveaway to win a credit of $139 towards your OWN at-home whitening kit. *Giveaway open for 2 weeks. Participants must submit name and email on giveaway page in order to enter. Open to USA, Canada, UK, and Australia. The winner will be selected and contacted via email in 2 weeks.

Chat soon,

New Year, New Job, New Watch!

Hi there, friends! I hope that this weekend is treating you well! I'm sorry I've been a little MIA lately - I'm still trying to adjust to the schedule of my new job and figuring out what the best posting schedule for me will be. We also had a work conference in Las Vegas this past week, so I wasn't able to be on social media/my laptop very much. BUT I'm back today with a fun post for you all!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me posting pictures of my gorgeous JORD watch. Can you tell I'm a little obsessed? I love that I got this watch just around the time I started my new job, which was also around the New Year. It was SO nice to have started off the year and my job with a new watch! And how beautiful is the wooden box that the watch comes in? If you were gifting it, you wouldn't even have to wrap it. 

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"The value of the watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count." 

I love this quote that I found on the JORD website. I'm a firm believer in making every minute count and being grateful for it, so this quote really resonated with me. Can you relate? 

JORD is run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders that spend their days creating these beautiful wood watches. Oh yeah, did I mention that JORD watches are made from wood? Yup! I hadn't even heard of wood watches before JORD, but I'm so glad that I found them. It sounds kind of strange at first - watches made from wood - but the result is truly stunning! 

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They use all different kinds of woods to create the watches, which means they have a bunch of different shades! The watch I chose is the Frankie series in Dark Sandalwood & Smoke. I absolutely love the smokey, gray face of the unique watch. To me, it's a classic look that I'll be able to wear for years. Head on over to their site to find your favorite watch! They have men's AND women's watches, so I'm sure you'll be able to find something you love.

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I haven't even told you about the best part yet though...JORD watches and I teamed up for a GIVEAWAY! All you have to do is click the link below to enter! You automatically will get $25 towards a watch of your own JUST for entering and the winner will receive $100 towards a watch! How awesome is that?! The giveaway ends tomorrow night, so don't wait any longer - go ahead and click that link below!

https://www.woodwatches.com/g/joyfullyjenna 

Good luck and happy shopping!

*JORD watches sent me a watch of my choice in exchange for an honest review. I would never share or support a brand that I didn't truly love! 

The Benefits of Soy Candles & GIVEAWAY!

Hello there, friends! I hope the work week is treating you well so far! I'm still adjusting to the schedule of my new job, and I'm planning to do a blog post soon to fill you in on what my new job consists of. So, keep checking back here if you're curious!

Today I wanted to chat with you about the benefits of burning soy candles. Growing up, we always had Yankee Candles in our house. Anyone else grow up with those? They always smelled so good, of course, but it wasn't until the past few years that I became more conscious of what the candles we were buying are made out of. Yankee candles, and many others, are made out of paraffin wax, which is a refined gasoline by-product. Do you ever notice that when you burn yankee candles you get that ring of black soot at the top? Candles made out of paraffin wax tend to produce soot, and are less "clean" to burn. 

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Soy wax candles are very clean-burning candles, and do not produce any soot. Some other benefits of soy wax candles include:

  1. Soy wax candles don't contain any toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants which means they're less likely to trigger allergies. 
  2. Soy candles generally burn longer than paraffin candles.
  3. Soy wax is 100% biodegradable.
  4. Soy wax releases fragrance more easily than paraffin candles, which means your house will smell even better! It's the simple things, right? :)

Recently, I found an Etsy store, Goldenday Candles, that makes all natural soy wax candles. Jasmin, the store owner, uses soy wax and cotton (for the wick) that's grown by US farmers, and is very passionate about delivering natural and safe-for-your-health candles. Oh, and did I mention that her 8oz candles burn for 45 hours?! Yes, 45 hours, and the scent is strong enough to make your house or apartment smell lovely without being too overpowering.

Jasmin was generous enough to send me one of her candles to try out, and I've been very impressed so far! The candle burns very nicely, doesn't leave any soot residue, and has an amazing smell (she sent me the Cinnamon and Vanilla scent). Her candles cost around $16.50, and in my opinion are worth every penny. You know you're getting a quality candle that's made with natural ingredients from US farmers, AND it will burn for a long, long time. 

Jasmin was also sweet enough to send me another candle to giveaway to one of YOU! She sent the Lavender Relaxation scent for the giveaway and oh my goodness it smells heavenly! It's the perfect candle to unwind after a long day at work and I just know you guys will love it. So, how can you guys enter?! Head on over to my Instagram (username is joyfullyjenna) and find the picture of the candle. Make sure to follow the giveaway directions to enter! I can't wait for one of you to receive this candle!

Chat soon!

 

 

*Goldenday Candles sent me a candle in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this post are my own, and I would never support a product I didn't believe in.  

Zoetic Body Care Line + *GIVEAWAY*

Hi there, you lovely people! How's this week treating you? I hope it's been a good one so far! 

I'm SO excited to be writing this post. I collaborated with Ashley, the founder of Zoetic - a Body Care Line. She's the sweetest gal out there, and I'm so excited to be sharing a bit about her and her products with you all today. Oh, and did I mention one of you is going to be the lucky winner of a giveaway full of her products!? She was so generous in the products she gave me for the giveaway - together it's a giveaway worth $125! Before we get into what you can win and how you can win it, I asked Ashley, the founder of Zoetic, a few questions so you could get to know her and her body care line a bit better. 

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1. What inspired you to start your own body care line?

Awhile back, I started out just making body products for friends & family, and I fell in love instantly. It made me feel amazing and alive, and it was that exact feeling that inspired me to take it to the next level. The moment I realized that I could turn my love for skincare into something bigger was ground breaking for me. I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I grabbed a piece of paper and began dreaming up what is now called, Zoetic.

2. Can you tell me about the meaning behind the name "Zoetic" name?

Zoetic means life and everything pertaining to it. Building off of that, we stand for creating a beautiful life and thriving in it. When creating each product, from the colors, to the names, to the packaging, we work to deliver products that make people feel happy and inspired. 

3. If you had to choose one product from your line as your favorite, which would it be?

This is such a toughie! I feel the strongest connection to my facial oil, Petal Drops, because I struggle with rosacea and have always had a hard time finding products that work. After creating a product that has helped calm the redness & itchiness on my face, it’s probably safe to say we have a special bond. :) ha!

4. What's your favorite scent that you've created so far?

Definitely the honey rose lip polish.  The funny part is, I used to think that I hated the smell of rose - until I discovered Moroccan Rose, which is a bit sweeter.  Now I am ADDICTED. Plus, who doesn’t love the natural smell of honey? 

5.  I LOVE the quote on your website, "It's more than a product, it's a feeling" can you elaborate on it?

I think there is something so beautiful about the correlation between our senses and our emotions.  When we use skin care, it’s an experience – a way to unwind and connect with our truest selves.  Think about it – when you are lathering your hair with your favorite shampoo, or soaking in a tub full of scented bath salts - have you ever noticed that your mind is instantly calmed and you float away to a place of happiness and creativity?  I think it’s so important to acknowledge how magical that connection is, and that is what I hope to bring to life with my products. 

Don't you guys just love her already? You're going to love her products even more - they're like magic in a bottle! You can truly tell that Ashley has a passion for creating quality body care products, and that makes all the difference in my opinion. All of her products are formulated with top quality, nontoxic ingredients, and are never tested on animals. I love using products that I know are good for my skin and body. As much as I try to fuel my body with healthy foods, I also try to be conscious about the products I use on my body. 

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I was lucky enough to get to try out some of Ashley's products including the Petal Drops, Lip Polish, Sugar Body Polish, and Bath Salt Soaks. My favorite (as well as Ashley's) is definitely the Petal Drops. Honestly, they totally changed the game for me. My makeup is going on so much more evenly and my face just feels better the morning after I use it! It's the perfect product for dry winter skin. You guys are going to LOVE the Lip Polish and Sugar Body Polish too. After using both just once I noticed an immediate difference in my skin - less dryness and way more smoothness. #winning Also, who doesn't love a night of pampering yourself? Grab a cup of tea (or wine, no judgment here) and have a spa night at home! These products will make you feel like a queen.

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So, you're probably wondering when I'm going to tell you what's in the giveaway and how you can win it. Fine, fine, I won't make you wait any longer! The winner of the giveaway will receive:

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Whoever wins this giveaway is one lucky lady! Okay, so now to how you can enter to win these goodies. To enter the giveaway you need to:

  • Go to my Instagram page (@joyfullyjenna)
  • "Like" the giveaway photo
  • Follow me
  • Follow Ashley (@bezoetic)
  • Comment on the picture of the giveaway on my Instagram page telling me which product you're most excited to try
  • *Extra entry - tag a friend in a comment below the giveaway picture

This giveaway will be open until Monday, January 9th, until 9PM EST. Only individuals residing within the US are valid for entry.

Good luck, friends! While you're waiting to see if you're the lucky winner, head on over to the official Zoetic website to check out all of the products.

*All opinions in this post are my own.