Bridesmaids, Bourbon Street, and a Beauty Secret
If you saw the blog post yesterday about being WellKept or any form of our social media recently you know I got engaged. Yay!
Being in a sorority, two high schools, an out of state college and moving across the country, I’ve ended me up being in quite a few weddings reporting for bridesmaid duty. I was recently was in New Orleans for a close sorority sisters wedding and it was magical. One of the best weddings ever. First of all, New Orleans is an amazing city, the people, the atmosphere, the culture, it’s almost impossible not to have a great time! More on NOLA here.
I especially love New Orleans during the Holidays when the streets and hotels are all lit up and decorated. The Roosevelt, where she got married, crushed it. The decor was absolutely spectacular. I’m not sure I’ve ever used that word spectacular before but theres no other way to describe it. Just gorgeous!
There were a few firsts for me but by far the most amazing and memorable time was getting to be in a Second Line parading through the streets of NOLA. The band plays while you celebrate through the streets and the locals and tourist are filming you, taking pictures, joining in, dancing along… I mean you just can’t describe that feeling. It’s too good! I could do that every day of my life. I’ve never seen so many people so happy and just in love with the city and culture.
I was in the wedding party and as you know there are several bridesmaid duties. There are always so many things to do leading up to that special day. Besides helping the bride and being on time, there’s hair, makeup, trying to stay healthy and eat right (avoiding the ever so dreadful hangover), having a white smile, being well rested and photo ready! I’d say that is my wedding party checklist that’s gotten me through the last few years. Especially after those red wine stains from the bachelorette party, teeth whitening is a must for the photo opps on the big day!
Whether you’re the bride, the groom or in the wedding party, having a bright, white smile is a must-have! So now that it’s my turn I’m relying on what got me through prom, rush, bridesmaid duties and now my own engagement and wedding photos… 3D Crest Whitestrips.
And it’s not just about me. The boy needed some help in the whitening department as well. It’s not always easy to say that to someone or have it said to you but we’re a team. My approach was, hey I’m whitening my teeth, want to do it with me? Easy peasy! Done and done! And I am so thankful because it’s seriously made the world of difference. Can you believe this is just after 1 use!
Here are my before and afters which I would never show you (since I’m not a very good selfie taker) except it really does work! And for staying on for an hour long I had no problems. No sensitivity or burning of the gums during whitening. It’s over before you know it. I don’t think my teeth were yellow or stained or anything but they definitely weren’t white. They were more so stained red (#winoproblems) and just dull looking. They never stood out in photos and kind of looked dirty for lack of a better description.
before sporting my new do
Crest Whitestrips have come a long way and these flexfit ones grasp onto your teeth without sliding around and making it uncomfortable to talk. You leave them on for an hour and in just one use you can tell a difference! Whitestrips use the same enamel-safe, teeth-whitening ingredients dentists use and provide a comfortable at home teeth whitening experience. In only 2 weeks, Crest 3D White Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips can whiten teeth as well as a $500 laser treatment. Available at drugstores, mass-retailers and online nationwide ($64.99 per kit USD).
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.