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A smile is worth a thousand words.

When you present yourself to the world with a smile you appear happier, healthier, and are more approachable as a person.

No matter how flawless your skin may be, no matter how on-point your makeup, if you approach the world with a frown, you are not doing yourself justice.

Now I know that not everyone is proud of their smile.

Some people have crooked teeth and need dental care. Others do not have pearly whites and wish their smile was more brilliant.

While I can’t help when it comes to dental care, I can help with your teeth being whiter, brighter, and appearing brilliant!

My Best Beauty Secret Smile Brilliant


Disclosure:  This article is a sponsored collaboration between myself and Smile Brilliant. I have been compensated in the form of cash payment and or product to facilitate this post. I only blog about brands and product I personally use, trust, and love. You can see my previous article and know that I am a returning user. 

Before I tell you about my best beauty secret, let’s take a look at a few images.

The following photos were taken at the same time of day in the same lighting, with no filters.

I was not wearing makeup and had not done a thing with myself as far as my hair or other “self-care” routines.

This is me in the most natural and unattractive form possible, first not smiling, then with a smile.

All side by side images were taken before getting back on the Smile Brilliant System.

A smile is your best accessory

I think we can agree, I look a lot better in the photo where I am smiling!

No, it was not easy for me to post these unfortunate photos of myself but the reality is, stripped down, we all look better with a smile!

You are more approachable when you smile

I think I have seen mug shots nicer than the photo on the left!

On the right, however, my inner light shines through. Now to just get these teeth white again!

A smile makes you look and feel happier

Looking a little better on this day and feeling a little better knowing I will be back on my Smile Brilliant regimen soon.

Trust me I was not trying to look horrible in the before pics. Just my face relaxed, not intentionally frowning.

Now, who is with me about looking better with a smile?

Try it for yourself with your own camera!

Put your best face forward!

Here I am wearing makeup from the night before and still look prettier with that smile!

Please don’t tell me that my embarrassing photos mean nothing.

Keep reading and learn how I turned this smile bright white and ready to present to the world again.

It’s a fact: No one is immune to yellowing teeth. What we eat, drink, and age plays a role in staining. Some medications stain our teeth too!

Removing stains can take years off our looks and improve our confidence.

I had a friend with rather crooked teeth who was not proud of her smile. Even without dental work having her teeth whitened made her far more proud of her smile. She smiled a lot more often after using the system!

What I love most about Smile Brilliant is that I can use it right in my home, on my time and my terms. No visits to the dentist!

Way more effective than strips, the trays are fit to your mouth, and they do not slip like strips!

Smile Brilliant is a made in the USA company – another thing to be proud of.

Since my first time using Smile Brilliant, they have made some changes to improve their brand although if you ask me there was nothing wrong with it before!

I loved my first experience but there is always room for improvement. That is what is cool about Smile Brilliant they care and make changes when needed!

My results: White, bright, teeth that I am proud to show off!

The images below were taken after using Smile Brilliant for 3 weeks on a consistent basis as recommended in the instructions that came with the system. 

After Using Smile Brilliant

A Stunning Smile Is Your Best Beauty Accessory!

Now my results are fantastic but I am going to tell you a secret.

Even though I used my kit religiously, I still drink coffee, I eat berries every morning, and I enjoy red wine.

All of these things stain the teeth!

If you refrain from doing those things or do not do these things, to begin with, your results could be even better than mine!

Granted we are all different so results can vary, but I was no saint!

What are you waiting for?

It’s time to show the world your brightest smile!

Get your kit today!

Use code fashionbeyondforty5 for 5% off your order.

I also promised a giveaway. This is your chance to win a whitening system – just click here.

Note: Smile Brilliant is hosting this giveaway. Fashion Beyond Forty is not responsible for rewarding the prize nor collecting information on entrants. 

I would love to hear what you think of my results and feel free to poke some fun at my not smiling, smiling photos too. It’s okay I can take it.

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    • May 19, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      I agree! It was difficult posting those photos but I had to prove the point so others would smile more 🙂

  1. Claudia Krusch
    May 19, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    A smile can make such a difference. I try to be positive and spread my good mood to others. A smile can be contagious. I would love to check this out and get my teeth a little whiter.

    • May 20, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Claudia that is awesome that you do this! I agree smiles are infectious! How can someone not smile back. Thank you!

  2. May 19, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Yes, a smile goes a very long way. That’s why I always try to take care of my teeth and go to the dentist regularly.

    • May 20, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Indeed! I get my regular cleanings too – although I am not a fan of the dentist I brave through it haha.

  3. May 19, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    How brave of you to post these pics! I think you look great in both but I am sure it was tough to put yourself out there like that. You have a lovely smile 🙂 I am so glad that you feel more confident now.
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  4. May 20, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Your teeth look amazing. Happy to know about this product.

  5. May 20, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Chronic illness has destroyed my teeth. My medications make my mouth dry. Dry mouth increases your risk for cavities. Also, nighttime grinding hasn’t helped either.
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      • May 20, 2017 / 10:01 pm

        Oh indeed you do want to be sure you have an OK from your dentist before using any whitening treatment.

    • May 20, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      I am so sorry to hear that truly. You are right – dry mouth does increase cavities!I also have it from my meds but it’s not terrible. I use a special mouthwash to help.

  6. May 21, 2017 / 12:09 am

    This is so so so true!! Your smile says lot about you!! I need to check out this whitening system, my teeth could definitely use it!!

    • May 21, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you for checking it out Ricci – it works VERY well even when working against daily coffee stains.

  7. Rebecca Swenor
    May 21, 2017 / 7:07 am

    You look much better smiling and your moods change the more we smile. The Smile Brilliant is something I would love to try. I have heard nothing but good about it. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway.

    • May 21, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much for checking it out Rebecca! A smile is infectious – I agree our mood does change with a smile or being smiled at.

  8. May 21, 2017 / 7:15 am

    You are so right, you look much better and way prettier on the photos where you were smiling. 🙂 I drink coffee a lot too. Needless to say, my teeth definitely need whitening.
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    • May 21, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Thank you Lynndee – yes the “before” photos are frightening lol thank you for checking out Smile Brilliant!

  9. Jeni Hawkins
    May 22, 2017 / 5:28 am

    I have always wanted to try this! My smile is not as bright as it could be because I am kind of a coffee addict and over the years it’s taken it’s toll, for sure.

    • May 22, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Jeni you should give it a try. Even though I drink coffee every day and drink red wine, and eat tons of berries it worked great for me!

  10. May 22, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    love your photos (you’re a funny lady!) I do believe that having nice teeth makes people smile and not feel embarrassed in the process… A smile is a beautiful piece of life that everyone should experience. I played sports and broke to teeth in the process, one had turned yellow before I had enough money to fix it properly and I remember not wanting to smile for photos, it was a crummy feeling.
    glad there’s something like this out there to help make people more confident in the ‘say cheese’ moments : )
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    • May 22, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Such a lovely comment. Thank you Eloise! So sorry you had teeth knocked out from sports – although sports are so important for our wellbeing and health! The yellowing is not easy either. I am sorry you had to spend years of your life being afraid to smile. It IS a crummy feeling! Oh and thank you for seeing my humor ! haha that is awesome.

  11. May 23, 2017 / 10:58 am

    We sure look better with a smile! I have never heard of this brand before but I think it’s a great way to make people feel more confident about smiling!
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  12. Jennifer G
    May 29, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    I Love this! it is certainly true that a smile can speak volumes about who you are and how happy you are. It can also change your mood actually. So yes, this is the best beauty accessory around.

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