smile brilliant winner!

Top: Banana Republic | Jeans: The Limited | Shoes: Rocketdog (similar to Converse) | Similar necklaces linked below 

These photos were recently taken just for fun while at work. While waiting for some people to show up to a photo-shoot, my fabulous co-worker, Izzy, and I snapped a few pictures. So while this isn't a full outfit post, I still wanted to share it because I thought the photos were so good and it's a typical "Just Kate" look. Also check out this tank, the back is so unique AND it's on sale! (I would have included a picture, but after walking around with camera equipment on my back, it wasn't picture worthy haha) 

I also wanted to congratulate Terri H. for being the winner of my Smile Brilliant giveaway! 
If you didn't win, but still want to purchase a Teeth Whitening Trays kit, you can use the code justkateblog for 5% off. 

Happy Friday!

{Special thanks to Izzy for snapping these pictures}


dotted lace.

Top: Old Navy | Skirt: Banana Republic | Heels: Lauren Conrad (similar) | Sunglasses: Rayban | Necklace: Gorjana

Since the end of my education is near, I’ve been acquiring more looks suitable for the office. I’ve been working some this summer and picked up some pieces along the way. 

This dot lace skirt is one of my favorites. And while I chose to make things a little more casual by knotting my shirt for this post, I usually tuck it in for work. 

It’s definitely a statement piece that makes work clothes a little more fun and interesting! 



touch of lace.

Dress, Underdress, Shoes: MarGorgeous Boutique (similar items linked below) | Watch: Jord (mine is the Fieldcrest in maple) | Sunnies: Amazon (knock offs of Karen Walkers

I have a thing for loose, comfy, swing dresses. They're basically my summer staple. I like a loose fitting dress because they're comfortable and breathable (especially in this summer heat!). As I mentioned in this post, I love the Piko brand. Everything is so so soft and loose. However, I felt I was a little too tall for this dress so I paired it with an underdress to make it longer. I think the lace at the bottom makes the entire outfit. 

Don't forget to keep entering to win a Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit worth $140 HERE



Smile Brilliant!

Today’s post is all about teeth whitening! I’ve been waiting (for what seems like) forever to share Smile Brilliant with you! 

I’ve tried various forms of teeth whitening and I’ve never seen results like this before. Believe me, I’ve done the whitening strips, toothpaste, and even the fancy tooth brush with the whitening pen in it. I've never seen such instant and beautiful results as I did with this kit. I didn’t have many stains on my teeth to begin with but I’ve definitely seen a difference.

The Teeth Whitening Trays kit you receive from Smile Brilliant includes materials to create your molds, your whitening syringes, and an envelope to mail back your molds.

Not long after you send off your molds you’ll receive your Teeth Whitening Trays. Since I have clear retainers already from my days of braces, I expected the trays to be hard and sturdy. But they’re actually soft and flexible, which is perfect for the process and easy for clean up.

If you’re like me and have sensitive teeth, you’ll want to want to use the desensitizing gel. I fill my trays with this first and keep them in for about 15 minutes. I then rinse and dry them really well to fill them with the whitening gel. I try to keep the whitening gel in no longer than 30 minutes. This is just due to my sensitivity. I started out wearing the whitening gel for about 15 minutes. However, everyone is different and some people could wear them a lot longer than I do! 

Each syringe lasts a long time! I probably get up to six uses out of each one. So don’t think it’s a one use deal for each syringe! As you can see I've used some of each of the syringes pictured above and probably have 2-3 more uses left in them. 

As for my results, I’m thrilled. As I mentioned before, my teeth weren’t all that yellow to begin with. However if you check out other people’s results on Smile Brilliant’s results page you’ll see some results that will blow you away. 

You can defiantly see that all of the yellow is gone between my teeth! Obviously the more frequently and longer you use it, the more results you'll see! I did my whitening every night for about 2 weeks and have now slowed it down to about once a week. So I could definitely go a lot whiter, but the process is slower for those with sensitive teeth.  

So here is the exciting part, you could win your very own Teeth Whitening Trays kit! The prize is worth $139.90 store credit which is equal to receiving the Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes. 

All you have to do is enter HERE and the winner will be announced in 2 weeks! 

You can also use the code justkateblog to receive 5% your order off for an entire year! 

Good luck! 

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