Smiling Fearlessly with Smile Brilliant

I have been so excited to post this for you guys. I want to share with you the experience I’ve had with my new favorite way to whiten teeth –ย Smile Brilliant!

Because I know many of you (if not ALL) are probably on your second cup of coffee by now, let’s be real.

So, let’s rewind a few years to when I was in college… back when my coffee addiction began. It was my junior year, I had just transferred and changed majors AND gotten a new job, so my life suddenly got REAL busy. My life became: eat, class, work, study, repeat. Notice how there is no “sleep” in that pattern… because I truly rarely slept! I turned to coffee. I had made it to 21 without HAVING to have coffee in my life. But y’all… that year I just couldn’t live without it! The addiction had begun. I drank it alllllll the time, several times a day most days.

Now, here I am, still in a committed relationship with coffee. I have tried to quit coffee numerous times. It just doesn’t work out! I even do decaf (ugh I just cringed at myself) sometimes, but never quitting coffee. And don’t get me started on wine!! I had recently tried Crest white strips, but wasn’t a huge fan of them because of how difficult they were to keep on. When I wore them, they slipped off my teeth almost every time, so I felt like it was a waste. I had finally accepted that my teeth will probably never reach their full, whiteness potential.

Being a blogger and all, it’s impossible not to want a fresher, whiter smile – it’s our biggest accessory! But we also want convenience, am I right? Enter Smile Brilliant! I’m so glad that I found a whitening kit that is EASY and that WORKS.

Here’s the rundown:

Smile Brilliant is an at home teeth whitening system that has really figured it out. They are recommended by more dentists than any other whitening product! And can whiten your teeth for 70% of your dentist’s cost, and over twice as fast! Amazing, right?!

After receiving your whitening kit, you send in your teeth molds (don’t worry – they pay for your shipping to send it back!). Then they send your custom-fitted trays straight to your door, and boom you can get started!

First of all, the step-by-step instructions are very user friendly and easy to understand! I loved this because when using a product with multiple steps, I need it all thoroughly described or I worry I’m doing it wrong. This seemed so easy!

Another thing I loved about this process, is the custom teeth trays. They actually stay in place, unlike most strips I’ve used that slide off your teeth when wearing them. I can actually do things and talk (just with a slight lisp haha) while I have them in without worrying about them messing up or slipping off my teeth. Because who has time to just sit there while you wait?!

Now for the question you’re probably already asking in your head – does it give you tooth sensitivity? While I definitely experienced some mild sensitivityย while the trays were in, I hardly felt any once I was done using them. The only time I had any gum pain was during the whitening (because the gel was touching my gums slightly). It does burn a bit at first, and may be a bit uncomfortable, but nothing too crazy. Fortunately, they provide you with a desensitizing gel to use after the wwhitening gel! This seemed to help my gums a lot! I was so thankful for this, because I hate when my teeth get sensitive, and any other whitener I’ve used makes them sensitive. I’m sure everyone’s teeth/gums are different, but for me it was very minimal sensitivity. If you do experience some though, they have tips for helping ease it ๐Ÿ™‚

My favorite thing about the custom whitening trays? THEY WORK! I noticed a difference within a couple times of using them. It’s honestly pretty amazing to watch your teeth change within a couple weeks’ time! I’ll share my before and after photos below so you can see for yourself.

I would 100% recommend Smile Brilliant if you’re looking to whiten your teeth. Not only does the product work, but the customer service is extremely helpful and kind. I even messed up one of my first molds I sent in for my trays, and they quickly sent me a second round so that I could try again! They were helpful in how to properly do it and were very patient. I also received everything in the mail promptly and quickly!

Before showing off my Before’s and After’s, let’s talk GIVEAWAY! I’m teaming with Smile Brilliant to give away a customized tray creation kit!! This is a $139 value, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on entering! The giveaway will be open for ONE week! Winner will be announced two weeks from now (June 19); be sure you’re following me on Instagram to keep up! (@bethtayreas)

Enter my giveaway HERE:

$15 off coupon code: bethanyreasoner15
Good luck!!

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Smile Brilliant has changed the whitening game. Go check them out, and enter my giveaway! As always, thanks for stopping by!

XO beth

Thank you to Smile Brilliant for partnering with me on this post!

Monday Motivation

Hi guys! Hope your week is off to a lovely start. After having my family in town last week, this week already seems to be dragging and quite boring. I wish I could just keep them here with me, haha! We had so much fun. I’m already anxious for their next visit.

We spent most of the time at the beach, but when we weren’t on the beach we went out exploring some new places – shops, coffee/food places, etc. – and eating yummy food (my best hobby!). We shot these photos in Historic St. Andrews – one of my all time favorite spots in this whole area!

This outfit was perfect for covering up my sunburnt shoulders without making me sweat in the heat! I bought this shirt at Riffraff several years ago, and I’m so happy I have held onto it, because bell sleeves are making the biggest comeback! I will link the outfit details at the bottom of the post (linking similar shirts since this one is old)!

Anyways, let’s talk about getting OUT of your own head and letting positivity in!

One of my BIGGEST struggles this week, to be honest.

I have come a reeeally long way as far as self love and all that goes. Most days, I love myself regardless of what negative thoughts try to pop into my head and ruin my day… But some days, or weeks, just don’t come as easy. Some days, my negativity toward MYSELF saturates everything I do and affects my whole mood. Not cool, but it is what it is. So please know that you are not the only one struggling with this!

My husband said something very profound to me today, although to him it was probably a simple remark. But when I was complaining about something, I said to him, “Ugh, it’s fine. I’m fine.” And he replied with, “Fine, or good?” WOW this resonated so much for some reason. (Sorry babe for telling this ๐Ÿ˜˜ but your wisdom must be shared!)

Maybe it’s just me, but that made me stop and think about how negative I was being for NO reason. I was acting like my world was going to end, when in reality, I am good and LIFE. IS. GOOD. God has given me this life and this purpose, and it is good and it is well. We aren’t put here to be average and “just fine” but to be happy and purpose-driven.

It’s like God is just really pushing for me to get my chin up ASAP because on top of the hubby’s encouragement, I was reading my devotional and it basically said, “You’re gonna get through today, no matter what, so you might as well take the happy route through today, by choosing Me.”

If you’re doubting yourself, whether it be your appearance, your financial situation, your job, whatever – please remember to choose Him, choose HAPPY! Being happy is a choice, and you’re the only one who can make it ๐Ÿ™‚

I may only be preaching to myself today… but hey, I hope this helps you lift your chin a little like it did mine. Hope your week is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by

XO beth

Shoes – Target // Shirt (similar) – here // shorts – Forever21 // Purse – MK here // necklace – similar here

 

Rainy Day Casual

Hi friends! I have been loving my time here at home the last few weeks – terrifying storms and all. But, let’s be honest… you can only keep a girl away from the beach for so long. I am anxious to get back to my actual home!! Plus, living out of a suitcase can get exhausting. I’d say the biggest struggle for me lately, however, has been change. Plans changing. So many things in my life have just changed at the last minute and left me feeling caught off guard and stressed out and sometimes even angry. I’m a planner, it’s just my personality. While I do love being spontaneous, I also need structure. So, when not just one but many things up and change in my life all at once, no matter how big or small – it causes chaos in my mind (looking at you, Satan).

Lately I’ve learned to just be still and know that God is in control, not me. My job is not to worry, because what does that do? Having faith isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it. So, wherever you’re at in life, keep your faith even when it’s tough! He’s got your back I promise!

Sorry for the completely non-fashion-related rambling. I felt like someone else might be feeling like me so thought I’d share ๐Ÿ™‚

For a good chunk of the time I’ve spent here, it has rained. In fact, immediately after taking these pictures, it poured. April showers this year have been relentless! I wish I had a dollar for every tornado warning we’ve had here lol. These crazy storms ruined some of my most exciting plans here.

Anyways, because of all the rain, the theme of many of my outfits became COMFY+CUTE. And this dress is about as comfy as it gets! I got it back in December, and it’s versatile and can be worn into the spring! I usually break up the stripes by tying a long sleeve around the waist. I went for chambray this time, but plaid is really cute with it too! And being in AR for the week, I figured this hat was pretty appropriate ๐Ÿ™‚ I got it HERE and they actually have recently released some new, similar hats that are SO cute (think: one says “Dry Shampoo” omg yas). And my Steve Madden’s on my feet because HOLY COMFY.

And that, my friends, is how you stay comfy yet cute in the rainy weather (without having to try too hard hehe). Hope your week is fantastic!

XO beth

shoes – here // dress – here // hat + chambray – here // watch – here

Blush Crush

Hi guys! Happy hump day ๐Ÿ™‚ I almost said happy Monday butย then realized today is Wed and my days are all mixed up.

My hubby is about to be gone for awhile so we took a last minute getaway trip to Atlanta the last few days! We had so much fun. I came home with a full heart and hopefully some new abs from laughing so hard. JK we ate out for every meal so bye bye abs. It felt great to get away for a hot minute!

Anyways, first let’s talk about my current spring obsession: blush. It’s the color of the season and I’m not mad about it. I went shopping the other day and everywhere I looked, I saw blush tops and accessories.

So this top combines two of my favorite trends – the color blush and the off shoulder top! Seriously as good as it gets for a top. Plus it’s so light and comfy, yet the sleeves give you some cover if you’re going out at night! I wore this out to dinner the other night and it was the PERFECT lightweight long sleeve for a spring evening. I can’t wait to pair it with white skinnies or denim cutoffs in the summer!

Second. While we’re talking about vacation and indulging and all the cheats I ate *and loved* while traveling with my love… lets also talk about balance!

Balance is a great thing. And I am so happy I have finally found a level of self love where I can find my balance.

Don’t get me wrong – I still have moments where I talk bad about my body and hate what I see in the mirror (I’m a work in progress but I’m also better than I have been in a long time!!). I’m not perfect!!

BUT! I’m not gonna let my fear of maybe eating extra calories overcome my enjoyment of YUMMYย FOOD and time with my hubby! Something I’ve learnedย and truly believe is this:

Hating your body won’t get you nearly as far as loving it.

So moral of this rambling story: enjoy the occasional indulgences! You will drive yourself crazy if you are too hard on yourself. Trust me. Don’t deprive yourself of good moments with friends/family because of your fear of food. Food is to be enjoyed. If you’re a foodie like me, you will be so sad if you skip the treats 100% of the time. As long as you love yourself enough to put real, clean food in it MOST of the time and remain active — you can have that cookie every now and then ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay I hope you guys have the best Wednesday. Thanks for reading!

XO beth

Top – Hipsway / Jeans – Forever21 / Bag – Michael Kors / Sandals – Target / Watch – JORD Wood Watches

 

Top 5 Gifts for Her

Hi friends! Happy Thursday! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through January! It seems like once Christmas ends, time just flies basically until next Christmas. I have a good feeling about 2017, and I hope all of you do as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of time absolutely flying, it’s only ONE month until Valentine’s Day, guys! Yes, men, looking at you (if any of you are actually reading this, lol). So I decided to put together my top 5 gifts for Valentine’s Day 2017! I absolutely love all of these items, and I hope it helps you or at least points you in the right direction if you’re struggling with gift ideas! Here we go.

1. JORD Wood Watch.ย Because every girl needs time piece, am I right?! I’ve posted about these watches before, and I will probably post about them again, because they are THAT amazing. They’re so unique and beautiful. I have gotten SO many complements on mine just in the short time I’ve owned it. If you go to my previous post (titled JORD Wood Watch) you can enter the giveaway and even if you don’t win, you’ll still get a gift card!!! This is not a drill.

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2. Firepower Fit Apparel.ย Because 98% of the female population is all “I’ma get fit in 2017” right now. I’m talking about myself here too don’t worry. Anyways, there’s not a girl out there who doesn’t love getting new workout gear. It’s motivating and it makes us feel cute and athletic all at the same time. Which brings me to Firepower!! I will be doing more posts featuring their stuff, but let me just tell you it is the best quality yoga pants you’ll find. It’s like Lulu quality but for VS price. Get what I mean? The best of both worlds. It’s fashionable, yet athletic, and it you can literally feel how well it’s made. I highly recommend! You can get a discount HERE with code “Reasoner”! I got these bad@$$ marble leggings and I’m in love.

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img_08793. Michael Kors Bag.ย You guys… my husband got me this bag for Christmas and I literally had tears in my eyes. So trust me, you can’t go wrong with this one – unless she’s the type that hates large purses. Then maybe go for a smaller one. This one fits basically anything in it – laptops and bottles of wine included, the color matches everything I own, and the style is timeless. A win all around!

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4. Hussar Wireless Headphones.ย Okay, have you ever been in the gym, doin’ your thing on the treadmill, and all of a sudden your elbow catches the wire of your headphones and before you know it your phone is sliding across the gym floor and you’re trying not to lose your balance and simultaneously have a heart attack over your screen possibly being shattered? Holy run-on sentence. Yeah don’t lie, I know it’s happened. You can help your girl avoid that problem by switching to wireless headphones (if she hasn’t already)! I am obsessed with these wireless headphones and haven’t dropped my phone in the gym since getting them! They sound incredible and are super easy to use. Plus affordable! Hit up Amazon prime (here).

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5. Date Night.ย This one’s a little different than all the rest… BUT hear me out. If you don’t want to get her any of these things, or if she already has them, you can never go wrong with planning her an incredible date night/weekend! Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes I’d rather just go get away somewhere with my husband than just getting a gift. Make some memories, eat some great food, and have fun. Take her to her favorite place to eat, take her shopping, go to a concert of her favorite band, etc. There are so many fun ideas out there, just pick somewhere and go!

Hope this helps a bit! Thanks for reading, as always. Have the best Thursday! Cheers to tomorrow being FriYAY.

XO beth

True Americans

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Hi loves! I hope your Wednesday is off to a great start! Yesterday was an interesting day so I’m hoping today is much better. I’ve decided to take the positive approach and make the best out of new days/beginnings. My plan isn’t always what’s best, and I’m learning that more each day!

Today’s look is super comfy, which is perfect for this rainy day! (hence the curls struggling to hold in my hair). Not only is it comfy but it’s so fun and if you watch New Girl you already see why! Oh my GOSH you guys I am a huuuge New Girl fan. I’ve been obsessed since college. If I wasn’t studying, I was probably watching New Girl or anxiously waiting for them to put the next season on Netflix (while watching reruns with my roomie *who got me hooked in the first place thank you Haley* in the meantime). Fast forward to when hubby and I moved in together, and I got him hooked too. So basically instead of going on dates we would watch New Girl over and over, and be so content with it!

When we lived in CO, we gathered some friends one night to play the famous drinking game they play on the show, True Americans. So. Much. Fun.

“It’s like 75% drinking game, 25% life size candy land. And the floor is molten lava.”

You get the point. Go play it. But not right now because it’s 9 in the morning.

When I saw that Riffraff was about to release these t-shirts, I freaked out and preordered one ASAP. It’s from my favorite brand of tees, Friday + Saturday, and it’s the softest shirt you’ll ever wear. And get this- they made one with Friends and Laguna Beach too! My head’s gonna explode. I want them all. But I had to start with this one.

I went with OTK boots and my favorite coat to make it a little more cozy/wintery, but can’t wait to wear it with cutoffs in the summer too.

Now that you know how lame I truly am, I’ll leave it at that. I hope you have a fabulous day! Thanks for reading.

XO beth

Shirt & coat – HERE // pants & sunnies – Forever21 // boots – The Other Foot (shop their insta HERE) // watch – JORD

The Perfect Fall Mini

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Happy Monday! I hope you’re having the best Monday ever. I haven’t had coffee all day and I’m wondering how I’m still alive right now.

Anyways, I’m excited to share this outfit with you guys because it’s one of my favorites for fall! The weather is finally getting cooler here in FL, but it’s mainly cool in the mornings and evenings. Which means it’s hard to find the appropriate outfit to wear when going out. That’s why I was so excited when I got this cute suede skirt because it’s very fall-ish yet not too warm for the Florida sunshine!

I went with a simple, white crop top for this one because it was pretty warm out. But if you’re wanting a little more warmth, throw a chunky knit sweater over the crop and you’re good to go. I am currently on the hunt for a chunky knit for this season, just for outfits like this one. They’re more versatile than you think! And of course, boots. Because it’s not fall without boots. Am I right? I’m SO thankful my hubby got me these boots a couple of years ago because over the knee boots are THE SHIZ right now! And they don’t have a heel, which is even better for me and my weak feet!

I got the skirt for less than $15 (yes, you read that right!) at forever21. The crop is from ShopRiffraff (& I’m pretty sure they recently re-stocked it!!). Like I said, the boots are from a couple seasons ago, but I am linking very similar ones for you at the bottom!

I was sitting in the tire shop this afternoon (for way too long *eye roll*) and the news was on. Oh my gosh it made me SO sad hearing about all the hate people are displaying in our country right now. So here’s my tiny ray of sunshine for your day: God is the One who ultimately runs this place, and He has huge plans for all of us! So let’s please love on one another regardless of who we voted for, because like the song says, “Red yellow black and white, we’re all precious in His sight!” Let’s pray for more love and less hate.

Hope you babes have the best start to your week, and thanks for reading!

XO beth

Photos: Ski’s Photography -> https://www.facebook.com/skisphotography/?fref=ts

skirt: // purse & top: here // boots: similar here & here // necklace: similar here

 

 

Summer/Fall Transition

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Happy Friday, loves! I am finally back with an #ootd post, which is long overdue.

We have been either out of town or having people in town staying with us for the last five weeks or so. It has been so much fun but SO exhausting. I’ve been swimming in homework, on top of the school year starting at work. Luckily, we are off today (Friday) and Monday is a holiday so it’s a looong weekend! Couldn’t be happier. Also, we survived the “hurricane” that hit last night. As you can see from the clear sky behind me, it cleared up pretty quick. It rained for a few minutes and was a little windy, so we got lucky. Saying some prayers for those who did get affected by it, though.

So, my favorite time of year is finally upon us. FOOTBALL. SEASON.

In fact, the reason I’m doing this post so late is because we just finished our Fantasy Football draft. My Razorbacks play tomorrow. My Broncos play on Thursday. I’m so pumped! My excitement for football season is what inspired today’s outfit. I wanted to show you guys what I’d wear if I was headed to a local bar to watch the Hogs play (hence the pop of red).

There’s a funny story behind this crop top – I never buy crop tops anymore, as I feel that I am too old and left that phase in my senior year of college. However, this crop top may have changed my mind. When I ordered this top (HERE), I was intending on ordering the skirt they had it paired with. I was dying for that skirt. So I bought it. Well, it came in the mail, what I thought was my skirt. I opened it and this crop top was in there. I realized I accidentally bought the top, not the skirt. I didn’t read the description closely enough to realize the skirt was the item next to it… Ooops! But look how cute it is!! It worked out well for me, because this is the perfect comfy/cute crop. Say that ten times fast.

Anyways, I paired it with denim shorts to keep it casual, because I wanted to wear my SEC hat. But I have so many outfit ideas in mind for this crop, it goes with everything. I threw on the plaid button up to break it up a little and of course add a pop of color. It also makes it a little more fall-ish; since it’s September now I figured I could start the transition.

I got all of these items HEREย – and you can use code ‘riffraffrepbeth’ for 15% off your order plus FREE shipping, holla!

Hope you guys are having a great Friday and a blessed weekend. You are beautiful! Thanks for reading!!

XO beth

4th of July Ready

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Happy hump day guys! I hope you’re all having a great week. I am off work today to catch up on homework, so I figured I might as well catch up on the blog as well!

One of my favorite holidays is right around the corner, and I can’t wait. Since America is so awesome, it calls for an awesome celebration. Which means that you need an awesome outfit (duh). I love getting patriotic themed clothes, not just for the 4th but for anytime. The 4th is great excuse to go all out though!

I know you guys probably think I have a Riffraff addiction, but they really do have the best goodies for anything you need an outfit for, including the 4th. They recently launched their Camp America line, so their site is currently full of awesome patriotic tees and accessories right now!! You can shop my look and all kinds of fun stuff right HERE! You can also get 15% off + free shipping with my code “riffraffrepbeth”!!

I can’t wait to rep the greatest country on Earth in a few weeks! It’s also going to be my first 4th of July on the beach, so I’m pretty pumped about that. Fireworks and the ocean are a pretty rad combo. What are you guys doing for the 4th?!

Hope the rest of your week goes well and the weekend finds you quickly!

XO beth

Back to the Basics

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Happy Friday, pretty people! I can’t believe it’s already the weekend again. I am back home in AR for a few days and the time is already flying! It seems like I can never have quite enough time to fit everything in while I’m here. There are so many people, both family and friends, who I am dying to see — yet at the same time I am dying to cuddle up on the couch with my dog and watch a movie with the parents. The struggle is so real!

I haven’t done a style post in a while, so I thought I’d show y’all my favorite basic shirt right now. I know when you hear basic tee you probably think of black or neutrals, but this tank is the perfect basic tank that adds a great pop of summer color. It is simple and comfy, like a basic tee, yet you can easily dress it up with heels and jewelry. Or you can throw on a hat with converses and it’s totally casual. Just do you. Lots of options with this one. Side note, I am obsessed with the material. It’s soft like a sweater, but thin like cotton. Yas gimme.

I dressed it up for this look, but I’m definitely putting it with converses next time I wear it! (which very well might be in like three days #obsessed).

OH and the bra/crop underneath it is the perfect coordinating pattern! I love adding pops of pattern like this. I forgot I even had this crop and happened to throw it in my bag! So glad I did. It was $5 at Forever21, by the way. Jeans are also Forever, but nacklace and tank areย Riffraff and shoes are Target!

I hope you all have a rad weekend. I hope you feel beautiful today!

XO beth