Tuesday, July 17, 2018

At Home Teeth Whitening: Does it Work?

We all want to look our best and our smile is a huge part of looking good. Over the years I have tried many teeth whitening products including white strips, whitening toothpastes and basically any new product I could try. Recently I found the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening and I have been impressed with the results. Read on for a discount code and a chance to win your own teeth whitening system!
The process started with mixing a blue and white putty together and pressing your teeth in to the putty in the trays. It was quick and easy. The kit included all the directions and packaging to mail back the impressions. Within a week and a half I received my custom-fitted trays for my mouth. This is a key benefit to this system. Having the teeth whitening gel put in to a tray that is made especially for your mouth is key to the success. In this picture you can see the catalyst and base putty and the impression trays that you put the putty in to make your impressions.
 Now I was ready to start whitening my teeth and I couldn't wait! Before starting I brushed my teeth with just water. I then put a thin line of the whitening gel along the front of the tray. Then just sit and wait. I typically would leave the tray in for about 2 hours at night before bed. I have to admit it was also a good diet technique as I couldn't snack late at night. I then brushed my teeth as normal. Another key is the next step of using the desensitizing gel which I dispensed in to the tray as I did with the whitening gel and kept it on my teeth for 20 minutes. This is a great step that most whitening systems don't have since sensitivity can happen with any teeth whitening. By using this gel I had no issues with teeth sensitivity.
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It does work!!!! I was so impressed by the results. The top picture is my after and the bottom is the before. As you can see there is quite a few shades of white difference. I was very happy to see how my teeth looked. I could see improvement day after day and this is the result after 7 full days of whitening. I highly recommend trying this wonderful kit!

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Disclosure: I received the Smile Brilliant Kit for review purposes. No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own. Tooth Whitening Gel

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dinosaurs Invade the Franklin Park Zoo

I love exploring attractions in our own backyard. The Franklin Park Zoo is always a fun place to visit and we always see something new. This year the dinosaurs have invaded and they will be in Destination Dino until September 3rd!
  We visited and "explored the roar" and had fun! Head towards the Aussie Aviary and you will find the entrance to Destination Dino.
Explore and learn as you wander through this step back in time to when the Dinosaurs roamed.
Experience the sounds and the spray of these wonderful dinosaurs.
So cool!
Watch out kids!
Is there something over my shoulder????
Love it!
Here is a little video preview of this area.

Another area we love to visit is the gorillas. First we take a picture outside with the statue and then head in.
I love this guy.
This gorilla had a stuffed animal he was holding, it was so cute.
A first for me was to see the lion awake. Usually he is sleeping.
So gorgeous.
So adorable!
Hi big kitty!
I also love the Red Panda.
What a sweet face.
Lauren had fun pretending to be a red panda.
The kids climbed this structure to get a good view of the giraffes.
Love the giraffes.
There is also a Butterfly Hollow exhibit. We didn't visit but it looked really cool. It is newly decorated with fairy houses.
 They also have a wonderful playground area.
The girls having fun pretending to be birds. This is a fun little area for kids too.
And posing with a bird.
We liked the ant eater too!
The Zebras are so cool.
There is also a barnyard area.
There is so much to do and see! Make sure to visit the Franklin Park Zoo and see the dinosaurs before they are extinct!
Disclosure:  I was provided with four passes to the Franklin Park Zoo for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA is breathtaking!

I have seen many Cirque du Soleil shows in the past and I am always super impressed with them. This past weekend we had the joy of seeing LUZIA, a waking dream of Mexico, under the Big Top at Suffolk Downs and it was breathtaking. You still have time to see it as the show runs until August 12th.
What I love about Cirque du Soleil shows is that they are more than just a bunch of performers doing tricks. There is such artistry to everything that is done and such visually stunning back drops and effects. Plus the live music is beautiful!
A waking dream of Mexico, LUZIA takes you to an imaginary mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality. 
We especially loved the water effects during a couple of the acts. The fact that they can do these tricks is amazing but then to do them in water is unbelievable.
 The water even made designs which was really cool.
There were also awesome puppets. We especially loved the horse.
This scene had a treadmill like platform with some amazing artistry.
 So beautiful.
 My pictures don't do it justice.
I love these performers jumping through rings on the moving platform.
 I love the costuming also, they were dressed as birds and literally flying.
The strength on this performer was amazing!

 He went super high and those bars were really swaying.
You would not believe what this performer did with his body! What an amazing contortionist.
 Amazing the strength and what they can do with their bodies.
 How does she bend like that?
 Something you will only see at Cirque du Soleil.

Amazing work!
 So amazing!
 The whole performance was gorgeous!
 When you enter the tent it is so festive.
 You can also purchase a VIP experience that includes access to a private bar with unlimited drinks.
 I highly suggest getting tickets now!
Buy tickets here:  https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/boston/luzia/buy-tickets

Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets to LUZIA for my family and four tickets to giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.