Hey you all!
Today I’m going to switch things up from the clothing posts I’ve had lately (not that those aren’t amazing and super cute) and I’m gonna go through my typical bedtime routine! Sometimes I am teaching spin or dance until decently late in the evening, or out with friends till late, so my bedtime routine isn’t always exactly the same, but I make sure to stick to a few things in particular.
So first thing’s first, I don’t know about you all but I cannot wait to throw on my big oversized t-shirt when I’m getting ready for bed. It’s the first thing I do! I always think pajama sets are so cute, but I never find them as practical or comfy as a gigantic t-shirt. After a long day or night, this is my favorite part of my bedtime routine!
I also use this time to light my favorite candle in the entire universe, the Voluspa candles! I’m not in my room that much throughout the day, so I love to light it at night while I’m getting ready for bed.
My skin is really important to me and I work really hard to keep it clear and looking healthy, and I use my time at night to focus on skincare. I love using the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes every time I want to take off my makeup. Then I use the Dove Sensitive Skin wash on my face because I do have sensitive/dry skin! It makes my skin feel so good! I love using Cerave lotion on my face because it’s really gentle but also moisturizing.
Alright now on to my teeth!! If you follow me on Instagram, you may remember seeing my Smile Brilliant whitening kit when I first got it in the mail a few weeks ago. Typically I just brush and floss, but the past two weeks I’ve been adding on a whitening routine from Smile Brilliant. The whole reason why I wanted to share my nighttime routine with you all is to show all of the things I do while I am whitening.
So as far as the whitening process goes, it is super easy! Here’s how it works:
-You first order your kit and they will send you your impression package, along with your whitening gel and desensitizing gel. Before anything can start, you have to make impressions for your retainers to fit your teeth. It’s really easy with an instruction manual and I got my retainers sent to me within a few days of sending back the impressions!
-Then you’ll get your retainers and the process can start! They are a lot of instructions telling you exactly what to do, but I basically made sure my teeth were clean just with water (don’t do toothpaste yet) and then a line of whitening gel on the retainers! I wore them starting for 45 minutes and then built up about 5-15 minutes each night depending on sensitivity.
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I got pretty lucky and had easy teeth to begin with. As a kid I was a thumb sucker, so I got braces on my front two teeth in 2nd grade to fix a gap. Other than that, I haven’t had any other work on my teeth! So my teeth aren’t perfect and I sort of wish my orthodontist had told me to get braces when I was younger, but he didn’t. I tried Invisalign for a little over a year which did make a big difference!
The picture below is the before and after! Neither photo has been touched up and is 100% real, so bare with me on lighting as I am not a professional photographer, haha! I was really pleased to see a difference though! I am an avid coffee drinker, so I definitely needed the whitening. The before picture doesn’t look bad, but if you look at the difference between the two, I definitely had a yellowish tint beforehand.
Overall the whitening with Smile Brilliant was super easy! I could do my entire bedtime routine and still had time left to enjoy my candle, work on my computer some or catch up on The Bachelorette!
Thanks for reading you all, be sure to check out my updated “shop restocked items” in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tab! Finally open to the public. See you next week!
This post was in collaboration with Smile Brilliant. Thank you to the brands who help make Jenna Martyn the best it can be!