life update

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hey there!

I stumbled across this photo on Instagram the other day (@bymariandrew has seriously the greatest feed..go check it out) and I felt like nothing more relevant could exist right now (that describes me at least).  I cannot believe that I've only lived in Auburn for a month feels like it has more like three! I absolutely love this beautiful city and I fall more and more in love with its every day. From the people, to the quirky little spots I find for lunch (*ahem* Crepe Myrtle are my fave), I find more reasons to love this place I now call home every day. School has been surprisingly easy to get the hang of. The campus is large and I have gotten lost a couple times, but besides that it has been nothing less than lovely. I have never experienced so many fun nights out with such lively people.
Unfortunately though, I would be lying if everything I had to say was happiness and rainbows. The line that depicts moving to a new city is pretty accurate. The first part is a large high, filled with fun new and exciting adventures and new beginnings, and then it turns into loneliness and stagnant nights. Its not the kind of loneliness where people aren't around you, because they are, but more of a in-a-crowded-room-and-no-one-sees-you type of loneliness. The kind that isn't fixed with calls home or weekend visits (because lets be honest, that makes it worse) but only fixed with time. It has taken a while, but I am finally starting to feel at home in Auburn. Work (that honestly intimidated me) and just like the line above, goes up and down every day. One day you are happy, smiling, helpful Hailey and the next you are grumpy, Monday-morning, can't-do-this Hailey. Its up and down. 
Happiness is something that I feel a little more and more each day and I just wanted to share how this "something good for me" is on a steadily incline up, and though I may not know it now, my life is definitely moving in the right direction and I'm so excited for that. I am thankful for the friendships I feel blossoming, the job that continues to brighten my day, and the school that is constantly amazing me with its extraordinary spirit. Though each day has its trials and tribulations, I'm looking on the bright side of life. 

Thanks for reading, friends!

Until next time,

smile brilliant

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Hey guys!
I am super excited to be sharing with y'all something that I have been doing over the past week. I have always wanted whiter teeth at it is something that I feel just instantly makes your smile that much prettier. I have tried whiting toothpastes, Crest white stripes (and I could never keep them on for more than 5 minutes lol), whiting mouth wash, and nothing has ever worked for me. I have always wanted to try professional teeth whitening, but I could never get myself to pay the insane amount that it costs (usually around $650-ouch!) So, I was super excited to give in home trays a try since I have always heard good things about them. Smile Brilliant is an amazing company that shows instant (really.. it is insane) and long term teeth whiting results. In this blog post I wanted to break down a step by step run through of what all is included in the kit, how much it costs, and what actual results look like! To receive $20 off of your purchase, be one of the first 20 people to use the code 'haileydaily'

When you receive your box in the mail, it will include the following items: 2 trays for your impressions, 3/6/9 (depending on your package) syringes, 3 sets of paste, and instructions. 
There will be two blue trays included in your box that you will use to create your impressions. The instruction guide below gives detailed instructions on how you do so.

Once you use the two pastes (above) and mix them together to create the mold, you will put it inside of the tray and place the tray inside of your mouth to create the impression and you hold it there for the top and the bottom for 2 minutes. One extra set of paste are included in you mess up, which is a nice little security blanket. Once you are done with that, you will let it sit out for a while and harden. Once it has hardened you will then run cold water over it and then you will let it dry. Once dry, there is an envelope included with a return label included for you to mail the impressions to them. After you send in your impressions it takes about 3-5 business days to receive your whiting trays!

The syringes come in sets of 3, 6, or 9! You can also purchase refill sets here: whiting + desensitizing
 Once you receive your trays back they will come in a protecting container, as seen below.

To begin the process of whiting, you must first begin with the green syringe. You will first cut off the end piece of the syringe and then begin to squirt the gel in a thin strip along the bottom inside of each tray. Make sure you distribute it evenly and then insert both trays correctly. You will need to leave the trays in for anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Obviously the best results will come from leaving the trays in the longest amount of time you can, but results will begin to show no matter what! I feel that leaving them in for about an hour and a half was most realistic and worth while for me! After this you will remove the trays and rinse them out and drying them very well before either putting them back in the case or using the desensitizing gel. 
After you have rinsed the tray out and it is completely dry, you will then repeat the process but this time with the purple syringe. This syringe is intended to protect your teeth from feeling irritated from the whiting gel. This can make a huge difference for those of you who have sensitive teeth! I personally have sensitive teeth and I have used whiting strips and it irritated my teeth so incredibly much! The desensitizing gel works so well and I could tell when I hadn't used it long enough! You must leave this set in for approximately 15 minutes for it to be effective.
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that is easy to avoid when whiting, which you can read more about here :) 

Finally, here are my real results after 7 sessions!
I saw noticeably whiter teeth after just a couple sessions, but the difference is clearly there after a full week of using Smile Brilliant! Once again, I would definitely recommend taking advantage of this awesome offer to whiten your teeth for such a reasonable price, and don't forget to be one of the first 20 people to use the code 'haileydaily' to receive $20 off of your purchase!

Here is a SUPER informative video that is helpful if you still have a couple questions about the process :)
*Thank you Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post!

Eye Buy Direct

Thursday, September 1, 2016

pink pair | tortoise shell pair | black pair

Hey there!

I hope you guys have had a great week so far... I am so beyond thankful tomorrow is Friday! This weekend I am going to my first Auburn football game and I could not be anymore excited! These first couple of weeks have felt so long and tiring with my classes being from 9-3 on Tuesday and Thursday. In class I use my laptop all day long to take notes, not to mention when I get home to study and do homework. Staring at your computer screen can do some crazy things to your eyes, by the end of the day it always felt like I needed a break from staring at the screen. Thats why I was so excited to partner with Eye Buy Direct to review some of  their digital screen protecting glasses. I am going to be honest, before trying these I had never even of this cool feature! It is only an additional $28.95 on top of the cost of the glasses you choose (which are all super duper cheap already...and great quality!)  and boy, does it make all the difference! I can literally tell the difference as soon as I put them on. Now I don't like to type in class if I am not wearing my glasses (and I don't even need prescription glasses). No matter what though, whether you decide to go with the protecting ones or not, these glasses are too cute not to get just to upgrade any outfit you have. Growing up I always wanted glasses. There was something always so cute and quirky about them that attracted me. So as soon as I found out they made nonprescription pairs of course I had to buy some. Eye Buy Direct has the cutest glasses, it literally took me forever to narrow it down to just 3 options! So if you are on the fence about trying a pair, definitely look no further :)
*Thank you to Eye Buy Direct for sponsoring this post

Thanks for reading!

Until next time...

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