Product Review: HiSmile Day 1

Man, it really sucks when you see a picture of you and a friend and your eyes are drawn to the fact that their teeth are noticeably whiter than yours. I have never been able to whiten my teeth. I remember buying Crest white strips for the first time as a teenager, and leaving them on even though it felt like I was chewing on tinfoil. I wasn’t brave enough to continue to regimen, so my teeth never got whiter, but every few years I would try them out again with the same results.

I haven’t heard much about HiSmile but a couple of weeks ago I was talking to a friend who mentioned that they were good for sensitive teeth. Later that night Kylie Jenner posted on SnapChat that the product was 50% off, so I decided to buy a kit.

The package showed up in the mail yesterday. It took about two (maybe three) weeks to get here. I think it came from Australia? Not 100% sure because I had someone else do the ordering for me, but it says AirMail. I was super amused to see that I am apparently a company called “What Up Jenn” in 2017.

The kit comes with three pens full of gel, a mouth piece, and a UV light. It also comes with a “how it works” note that explains how to use the product and a tool that allows you to measure the shade of your teeth before starting use.

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I think my teeth are about a seven. This isn’t the best light, but the photo is unedited.

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After measuring my tooth color, I pieced together the product and put it in my mouth. I pushed the button, and voila! It wasn’t terribly difficult to figure out, and the product wasn’t strange to use. I waited the full ten minutes and could see a bit of a shade difference immediately after, though not anything significant. I could definitely see the calciums in my teeth that had whitened up.

While it wasn’t pain free, the pain was only on the top of my two upper front teeth and was gone before bedtime. I am a little nervous about that and I’m hoping it doesn’t get worse as the week goes on.

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Selfie! I was simultaneously wearing a charcoal nose strip which was terrible and not at all worth reviewing.

Please let me know if you have any questions! I’m not sure if there are any referral bonuses for this product, but if you decide to buy let me know so I can look. It’s always nice for us all if we can get discounts!

Beauty Review: Kylie Jenner Lip Kits

Let’s be real, in 2016 Kylie Jenner is half the reason that I go on Snapchat and I love the emphasis she puts on showcasing her products. I don’t love being sold to all the time, but it’s cool to see behind the scenes of how the products are created and get lots of info on how to use the products. The only beauty skill that I learned from my mom was how to brush my hair, so I really appreciate the opportunity to see how things are used.

So I went a little hard and hauled three different products.

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I ordered the Naughty gloss from the holiday collection, Kristen matte, and KoKo K gloss.

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Of the three, KoKo K is my favorite. It’s a beautiful color and doesn’t make me feel self conscious when I’m in public (namely, at work.) The brush is similar to a kids paint brush, so it’s a different experience when you’re putting it on then most glosses that I’ve used in the past. The flavor is VERY vanilla cake mix, so if you were a fan of vanilla Smuckers back in middle school, you’re in luck.

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KoKo K Gloss

I don’t have a favorite between the Naughty gloss and the Kristen Matte, mostly because I haven’t worn either too much. Naughty is super gorgeous, is a heavily pigmented red and I personally think that it looks great on me. I love that I can apply it once and have it stay on for a couple of hours – with most reds, I have to reapply every half hour or so. I have never tried a red gloss before (I usually do a red lipstick) so this was a first, and it was definitely a win. The smell/taste are the same as the KoKo K gloss.

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Naughty Gloss

Kristen is absolutely beautiful! This was the first shade that I wanted to order. I saw a picture of Kylie wearing it and fell in love. It is my second matte lipstick and to be super honest, I’m not a huge matte fan. I would have ordered this in gloss if it had been available, but I went with the matte since I wanted to try it. I haven’t worn this outside of my initial trial, but look forward to trying it out.

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Kristen matte

 

Here are the three shades side by side..

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All in all, I’m pretty satisfied with my purchase. While they’re all a little pricey, the shades are gorgeous and the pigmentation is no joke. If you have a shade that you’re interested in, I highly recommend trying it out.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the products, I’m happyt o answers!

 

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Bonus pic of the Naughty gloss ornament hanging from my Christmas tree!