A little bit of a different approach to today’s blog post. For once, it’s not all about our gorgeous little darling children because guess what? Us mummies and daddies deserve a treat too. I am such a big advocate for women taking time out to treat themselves. You know what they say, “If you look good, you feel good” and we all know that’s true. They also say life ends after you have a baby and I just want to say that is most definitely not true (Most of the time anyway).

I still like to take time out to get manicures and pedicures but I have never had any previous experience with teeth whitening services before. I’ve tried some charcoal toothpaste from retail stores here and there but nothing that actually works. A whitening service like this is something that I have always wanted to try and see what magic they can do. That’s exactly why I couldn’t turn down the offer to review this whitening kit when I was recently contacted by Smile Brilliant.

As you know, I am a mama to a very active 10-month-old baby. A baby who requires me to drink a lot of coffee just to be able to keep up with her. Before motherhood, my teeth weren’t something I ever worried about but now I’m drinking more coffee I’ve started to see the effects. I knew I needed some help when I started noticing I was editing my photos to give myself whiter teeth! I’m ashamed to say my insecurity of discoloured teeth got that bad that I felt I needed to edit it out.

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The whole teeth whitening process was so much easier than I thought it would be. Everything you needed was right there and delivered straight to your door. All you needed to provide yourself was a little bit of time and patience. If you’re happy to do that then you would be well on your way to getting the results you were after.

This part is for anyone who is currently considering or has considered using a home teeth whitening kit before. If you aren’t sure what to expect or don’t want to invest your money before you know the ins and outs. Don’t worry that’s what I’m here for! I am going to talk you through each step and show you my results along the way. I can assure that by the time you’ve finished reading this you would have wished you had done it sooner. The very first step is all about deciding which teeth whitening kit is right for you. Do you suffer from sensitivity? or are you worried that your teeth are too stained? Smile brilliant has a vast amount of packages to cater for all your needs.

If you’re British like me it’s more than likely you’re going to have quite a few stains. I’m sorry but we all just love tea, don’t we? I wouldn’t be able to function without my daily cup of tea (plus my extra caffeine intake now). So how does one simply get a gorgeous smile whilst not having to worry about their excessive tea consumption? Let me show you because guess what? I managed it!


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Yes, I have an overbite because I was a naughty thumb sucker as a child! Ooops.
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Pretty stained with a bold tint of yellow right?
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Let me show you exactly how straightforward it is to create your custom-fitted trays. You do have to do this part yourself but the instruction booklet is very simple to follow. Inside your box, you will find everything you need. This includes your trays, dental putty, and an envelope to send your impressions back to the lab. It might sound like a lot of money for something you have to do yourself at home but I can assure you it’s actually not. On average, dentists in the UK & the USA would charge you around £500 for this exact same service, if not more! By creating your very own custom-fitted trays at home it is ensuring that every angle of every tooth (regardless of whether your teeth are straight or not) is covered.


I don’t know about you but I’m a little impatience and always want to sneak peek and see what I’m getting myself into. That way you get an insider’s look and will know exactly how you are going to create your dental impressions. If you are like me and jump straight into things without properly reading the instructions. You are more than likely going to do it all wrong. If you do happen to make a mistake there is no need to worry because Smile Brilliant provides you with a spare pot of putty. That way you have a second chance to get it done correctly. Is it that obvious that I didn’t read the instructions and messed up my first go?

Here is an example of how to create your dental impressions:

  • Mix the two putty colours together into one solid colour for 60 seconds.
  • Lightly place the putty into the blue tray in a ‘hotdog’ like shape. Do remember that you don’t need to press down too hard.
  • Place the blue tray into your mouth, making sure that your teeth are in the middle of the putty. In one motion, press evenly with your thumbs to ensure that each tooth is covered.
  • As some of the putty oozes out of the blue tray in the front of your mouth, push it into your gum line.
  • Leave the tray in your mouth for 3 minutes.
  • Use your index and middle fingers to VERY CAREFULLY remove the tray from your teeth.


After you receive your custom-fitted dental trays you are all set to go. It’s important to remember that this change will not happen overnight. It will require you to keep up repeating these steps to achieve your desired goal. They say that you will receive the best results by using your gel every day or every other day depending on your sensitivity. I was ok for the first few days and then they started to become a bit sensitive. It wasn’t painful but it was enough to know that I needed to skip a day and let them recover. I will say that the desensitizing gel really does help so don’t be like me and forget to use it, oops.

Now for the best tip of all! Did you know that each syringe will actually cover you for 3-4 whitening sessions? Nope me neither. You actually get so much more for your money than you even realise. All you need is one thin layer of gel on each set of trays and that’ll be plenty to whiten your perfect gnashers.


smile brilliant teeth whitening results
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I have never done anything like this in the past but for my first experience, I was extremely impressed. The whole process was super easy to follow and has really helped me to gain my confidence back. I don’t know about you, but I could definitely see a difference when looking at my before and after photos. For someone who drinks tea, coffee (and wine) on a regular basis, it’s expected that you aren’t going to have amazing pearly whites. However, I cannot believe the difference this has made. It may have even persuaded me to cut back on the caffeine and see if I can keep up this beautiful smile that Smile Brilliant has given me!

I really thought that I would struggle to make time for the whitening itself but It wasn’t an issue once. It was the perfect product to be able to work it around my daughter’s schedule. Sometimes I would do it in the morning before her first nap and other times I would complete it in the evening before bed. Overall, this home kit was perfect for me and done the exact job it said it would do. Therefore, I am one happy customer!

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Are you interested in getting your VERY OWN customised home teeth whitening kit? If so then make sure to use my code ashleighsmoments15 to get 15% off your next order!

*This post is sponsored by the company Smile Brilliant. I was kindly gifted my own teeth whitening kit to test and review. However, all opinions within this post are my own.*


  1. April 23, 2020 / 4:40 pm

    That’s a very noticeable difference! I’m always trying new whitening toothpastes and things. I hate my teeth and would LOVE them to be whiter but it’s so hard! I can’t seem to find the link to your giveaway! Great post though ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

    • April 28, 2020 / 11:35 am

      I know how you feel lovely! It’s the exact same for me. I hated my teeth and hated how I had that yellow tint! So thankful for this I could not recommend it enough ๐Ÿ™‚

      And oh I’m so sorry I’ll get that sorted for you and send you across the link!


  2. April 23, 2020 / 5:50 pm

    I’ve used teeth whitening products in the past and have always loved the results. Thank you for sharing this product and your experience, you’ve certainly made me consider teeth whitening again.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

    • April 23, 2020 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’›

  3. Melissa Kacar
    April 23, 2020 / 8:38 pm

    This sounds like a great product! I’m happy to hear you had a good experience with this! Thanks fro sharing your review! ๐Ÿ˜Š


    • April 24, 2020 / 3:00 am

      Thank you lovely! I actually really enjoyed using it tbf! โ˜บ๏ธ nice to feel good about yourself isnโ€™t it xxx

  4. April 23, 2020 / 10:37 pm

    This sounds amazing! My teeth are a little insecurity of mine, I’ve been drinking (a lot of) black coffee for about 10 years now and my teeth definitely aren’t as white as they could be because of that. They aren’t terrible, but they’re far from sparkly white. I have pretty sensitive teeth so I’m always cautious about things like this but your results are amazing. You can definitely see the difference in your before and afters! x


    • April 24, 2020 / 3:02 am

      See I drink a lot of black tea and coffee too so I can see where youโ€™re coming from with that! I can see sensitivity being an issue because I panicked about that as well. Luckily I didnโ€™t suffer with that at all with these but Iโ€™m not sure what other products would be like! Iโ€™m always cautious with sensitivity!

      But thanks so much lovely! Really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment x

    • April 24, 2020 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you lovely! very happy with it and so glad I gave them a try ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for reading too! Happy Friday! xxx

  5. Lovely Amusan
    April 24, 2020 / 7:01 am

    I have also used Smile Brilliant and found it to be great for my teeth! I can see the difference it has made to yours.


    • April 24, 2020 / 8:04 am

      They are great arenโ€™t they! Super happy with the results especially as I still got to drink what I wanted! โ˜บ๏ธ glad to hear you enjoyed them too!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment ๐Ÿ’›

    • April 25, 2020 / 9:07 am

      Definitely worth checking out they are an amazing company ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for taking the time to read! xx

        • April 25, 2020 / 3:54 pm

          Thank you so much! Itโ€™s been great for my confidence โ˜บ๏ธ

  6. makeupmuddle
    April 25, 2020 / 3:34 pm

    Wow what an impressive improvement! You must be so happy, it’s amazing how much of a noticeable different it made xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • April 25, 2020 / 3:54 pm

      Oh thank you so much! I was super surprised with the results considering I still drank my coffee xxx

  7. April 25, 2020 / 4:48 pm

    My teeth urgently need some whitening. Thank you for the recommendation!


    • April 27, 2020 / 2:14 pm

      You are more than welcome! The process was really simple and I’m so happy with my results. Definitely give them a try if you are looking for a company!

  8. nortoncharity
    April 25, 2020 / 5:51 pm

    So glad you got good results! I am a dental hygienist so I am always interested in hearing about how teeth whitening has turned out for others too!

    • April 27, 2020 / 2:11 pm

      Oh wow that’s an amazing job! go you ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love that! But thank you, I was super happy with the results ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Josie
    April 25, 2020 / 6:20 pm

    Wow they look great! You can really see a difference ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • April 27, 2020 / 2:10 pm

      Oh thank you so much! I’m so happy with how the results came out ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Matthew Stilwell
    April 25, 2020 / 7:17 pm

    Your teeth looks amazing! Beautiful ๐Ÿ’–

    • April 27, 2020 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s a fantastic product ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. April 25, 2020 / 9:01 pm

    Loved reading this honest review. You can definitely see a difference in your before and after photos. I usually use whitening strips, but I appreciate you sharing your experience with this kit. I’ll definitely keep it in mind.

    Much love always,
    GABBY | http://www.gabbyabigaill.com

    • April 27, 2020 / 1:58 pm

      Oh thank you so much lovely! I was so happy with the results. I’d also love to try whitening strips ๐Ÿ™‚ are they good?

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

      Have a lovely day!!! xxx

  12. April 26, 2020 / 10:29 am

    This sounds like a brilliant teeth whitening kit, thank you for sharing your review Ashleigh! I can totally relate to feeling a bit self-conscious about not having perfectly white teeth. I drink a lot of herbal tea so could benefit from trying out one of these. It sounds so easy to use and a worthwhile investment to boost confidence. It’s great you have had such impressive results already, thank you for sharing and keep smiling! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • April 27, 2020 / 1:56 pm

      What a lovely reply Bexa, thank you so much for that! It means alot ๐Ÿ™‚

      In all honesty, I never knew that herbal tea can ruin your teeth too! I love herbal tea. thank you though because it really has made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. aimsysantics
    April 28, 2020 / 6:05 pm

    I’ve never jumped into a full on whitening kit before, but do try to use the whitening toothpastes. I love tea, so that is my abslute downful in trying to keeo my teeth white. I always notice a different when going abroad, whterh it is because I get a tan, or because I drink less tee and coffee, who knows?!
    You can definitely see the difference, hopefully it has helped you feel less self-conscious!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsyโ€™s Antics

    • April 30, 2020 / 2:43 pm

      Oh thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! I get where you are coming from completely with that! I feel the same on holiday lol. xx

  14. May 4, 2020 / 6:49 pm

    Aw they look amazing! I’ve never got a whitening kit before but would 100% love to have a more confident smile! xxx

    • May 6, 2020 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! I was so happy with the outcome of mine! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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  16. October 27, 2020 / 12:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information about over 40 beauty my experience with teeth whitening. It was useful and interesting. You indeed have written it in a layman way so that anyone can understand and work accordingly. You have done a great job… Great post!!You must also check out Smileconcepts.co.nz it has some great insights too.

    • October 30, 2020 / 1:39 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate it a lot x

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