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At Home Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth!

Happy 2019 lovelies! I'm so excited to start the new year with more confidence in my smile than ever thanks to Smile Brilliant! I'd always gotten lackluster results when using whitening products in the past so when Smile Brilliant reached out to me I was a little hesitant - I just didn't think that it would work as advertised. But, I'm so happy to share I was wrong! I've actually gotten the best whitening results from Smile Brilliant than any other product I've tried. Read on for my full review! You'll also find a discount code and giveaway link at the bottom of this post - make sure to check it out for 15% off your purchase and a chance for $149 in Smile Brilliant credit!

So let's be honest, one of the first things I pay attention to with any product is the price. If you've been following me very long at all this probably won't be much of a surprise! Now, my Smile Brilliant kit was sent to me for testing purposes and, with that, I didn't have to pay for the trays or any of the associated products. But based upon the super customized product I received, the detailed instructions and support provided, and the quick results I experienced I absolutely would recommend purchasing this product for anyone serious about whitening.  The custom trays plus whitening products whitening range from $139 for light stains and non-sensitive teeth to $189 for heavy stains and sensitive teeth with many options in between. Compared to the $500+ you might pay at the dentist's office I think this is an incredible deal! Oh, and after I go through all the whitening gel and desensitizing gel I have I do plan on purchasing more. Luckily Smile Brilliant has lots of options for repurchasing those supplies as well!

NYE 2018

There's absolutely no such thing as too much sparkle on New Year's Eve and these dresses are here to prove it! I am so excited to get all gussied up and celebrate NYE at Kansas City's Power & Light District - snag up your tickets here and use the code NYELiveKCAnnie for $5 off any ticket at any level! Featuring great DJs, confetti cannons, variety performances, party favor, a Times' Square Ball Drop at Midnight, dancing, and premium bar packages with access up to 12 bars and nightclubs it's sure to be an amazing NYE to remember - I really hope you'll join me!

Now for the sparkle.

The two dresses I settled on were from H&M and absolutely delivered in the glam department. I'm still trying to decide which one I'll wear on NYE because I really am in love with both of them! Read on for links to the pieces and details on how I styled each look!

The Give-Back Gift Guide

Giving gifts feels even better when you know you're giving back! Read on for three of my very favorite brands and products that make an incredibly positive impact on the world.

(RED) is a nonprofit organization that partners with iconic brands to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa through the Global Fund. Working with brands like Amazon, Apple, Beats, Alex & Ani, and more, (RED) seeks to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds related to HIV/AIDS in eight African countries.

A New Day and Vital Voices joined together to bring a limited-time collection to Target focused on celebrating the passion, strength, and undeniable power of women. Vital Voices supports fearless women leaders across the globe to amplify their voices and increase their impact in their pursuit of economic empowerment, public and political leadership, and the protection of all human rights.

H&M's Conscious - Sustainable Style collection is a selection of sustainable fashion pieces designed to make you both look and feel good. Their range of organic and sustainable clothing offer you a variety of new wardrobe favorites - everything from soft knits and stylish t-shirts to the latest denim looks and comfortable underwear.

So this holiday season put your money where your heart is! Shop brands you love and can feel great about - it makes the giving go even further.

2019 Workspacery Refresh Weekly Planner

It's here, it's here! The day has finally arrived when I can transition to my beautiful new 2019 Workspacery Refresh Weekly Planner! Huge thanks to Jenna of Workspacery for sending me the beautiful black grid planner to review. I'm also super excited to be an affiliate of Workspacery which means when you shop through the links in my post, I'll receive a small commission!

With three cover options, weekly task & time organization, a goal planning section, planner bookmark, inside front cover pocket, and a new slimmer and more lightweight design the 2019 Refresh Weekly Planner might just be my favorite version yet!

Hazel & Ollie Holiday Collection

One of my favorite lady-bosses just launched a new Holiday Collection of jewelry and I couldn't be more excited! You might only know Emily as the incredibly talented florist behind The Bloom Academy but you might not know she's also an accomplished maker who produces hand made goods for kids & grown ups through her brand Hazel & Ollie. Read on for details on the big holiday sale from Black Friday through Cyber Monday!

Forever 21 Pre-Black Friday Sales

Is it just me or do Black Friday sales seem to start earlier and earlier every year? This year Forever 21 broke out the Pre-Black Friday sales offering 30% off sweaters, 30% off shoes, and 50% off select outerwear! You need to hurry though - these deals are just around till tomorrow (November 21)!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Helm Salon KC Grand Opening

Anyone else feel like finding a hairstylist you love is about 10x harder than dating? I mean, you're trusting a person with scissors and a razor ON YOUR HAIR. That's a big deal. Lucky for me I've been in a solid relationship with my lovely hairstylist, Shanna Austin, for a while now and I'm super excited to share that this gal just opened her own salon, HELM Salon, in the River Market Kansas City!

There are several fabulous things about HELM right off the bat:
- It's location is great and there's ample parking
- The space is relaxing and decorated beautifully
- They carry Kevin Murphy's full line of affordable, sustainable, Earth-friendly, and ridiculously amazing smelling products