Hey hey! I don’t normally do product reviews but for years I have been a huge fan of whitening strips. They do an amazing job at whitening my teeth and really work. Really. (This is not a paid post fyi). So I thought I would share my crest whitening strips review. I also have used other ways of keeping my teeth white and wanted to share those as well.

Crest whitening strips review & easy way to keep a white smile

First off, there are a few different kinds of treatments out there, and I have always used Crest. Honestly, I have also always used the cheap ones (around $30) and have not been disappointed.  Here is the link to the whitening strips. You can find them at just about any grocery store or convenience store. The treatment lasts only a week. Each day includes two sets–each set contains two strips, one for the top and one for the bottom. Do one treatment in the AM and one at night and leave them on for 30 minutes.

It is recommended that you use their treatment every 6 months but from personal experience you do not have to use it so frequently. It will probably depend on your preferences–and how  much coffee you drink 😛

Since I don’t use the strips every 6 months I like to every once and a while mix baking soda with my normal toothpaste. Baking soda whitens teeth (it pretty much does everything). Even if you don’t use any other treatment, this is a simple and easy way to diy.

Crest whitening strips review & easy way to keep a white smile

Also, this will sound ridiculous and obvious–but flossing makes a difference. Not only are their health benefits, but it will help to keep your teeth cleaner and whiter, especially near the ends of each tooth.

I will say, DO NOT use whitening strips (or the baking soda mix for that matter) if you have sensitive teeth. The strips can cause your teeth to hurt a bit every once and while during the week. I don’t have sensitive teeth but still have experienced this a little bit. It’s normal. Just up to you if you’re willing to deal with it.

Another thing you may notice are white spots that will appear on your teeth. This is normal as well and will go away afterwards. So try it out and let me know what you think! And if you’ve tried any of the other treatments I’d love to hear about them too and how they worked out for you!

Also, outfit deets…I bought this grey knotted shirt from Charlotte Russe for around $12 but can’t find the exact one on their site. But I linked some others below. It’s simple, basic, and long in the back which is perfect for wearing with leggings.

That’s it. Happy Friday, babes.

How to Style a Simple and Basic Spring Transition Outfit

I’ve been wearing this outfit a lot lately. It’s super easygoing and I think that is why I love it so much. It’s not fussy at all but still makes me feel put together. It is the perfect simple and basic spring transition outfit. Sometimes finding something to wear on those in between days can be odd so here are somethings I do to make the change.

Jeans. Honestly, as much as I rave about leggings, I have really been missing and wearing my jeans a lot more lately (I think because I have to wear black pants to work, I am glad when I get the chance to change it up). Jeans make you look and feel awake and put together but are also simple and laid back.

How to Style a Simple and Basic Spring Transition Outfit

Ditch the riding boots. As cute as they are, they are much better for fall and winter. Flip your jeans up and pair them with ankle boots, sneakers, or flats. It takes away from the winter bulk and is nice for the days that are a little warmer. I love these booties and have been wearing them a lot. I even paired them with a spring romper that you can check out.

Add some color. Start working in some brighter or lighter colors and leave the greys for a rainy day. Even just throwing on a brighter necklace or pair of earrings can make all the difference. Even neutrals and nudes are great, simple colors that look classy and lighten up your look for spring.

How to Style a Simple and Basic Spring Transition Outfit

Lighten up. A lighter jacket is great for those chilly mornings but won’t bog you down all day. I love this green jacket from Maurice’s. I linked a similar one below (but without the black tie). A jean jacket would also be a great transition piece to just throw on. It may even be time to stop wearing those heavy knit turtle neck sweaters and your fave fleece leggings 😛

Freshen up your makeup. Moving into warmer weather doesn’t always mean just changing your outfits. While you may not be tan enough to start skipping some of your makeup routine just yet, adding a light pink lipstick, blush, or a bronzer will brighten things up–perfect for spring.

Hey Beauts! Oh the leather jacket (insert heart eye emoji here)! Cropped jackets have this way of making anyone look so much more put together and it is so effortless. They are incredibly versatile and great for the girl who doesn’t like the fuss. If you’re lovin’ the look, but convinced the mannequin pulls it off better (we’ve all been there) I’m here to help. Here are effortless and easy ways to style a colored leather jacket.

And for any of you Lovelies preferring to stay a little more subtle, I linked some other colored jackets down below that are more neutral. This red one I’m wearing is from Express.

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Neutrals. 

For starters, if you are wearing a colored leather jacket (go for it!) pair it with a neutral top to balance out the colors and avoid a color overload-especially if you are testing out the waters. The top I’m wearing in the pictures is a really light grey.

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Flowy.

I love to throw a leather jacket over a flowy shirt as opposed to a more fitted top. The textures add variety and the structured jacket keeps the top looking put together and in check. It will make you look so much more pulled together. (Also, I have a thing with tucking my shirts in in the front only.)

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Jeans.

Leather jackets can be versatile. But if you want to keep things simple, wear it with a pair of dark wash jeans. I prefer a fresh pair of dark jeans; they make me feel a little more grown up but also generally look nicer and can be very flattering on any figure. Be careful of fading when it comes to the darker washes though-faded jeans looks sloppy and can throw off the whole outfit. Spice things up and wear them with a pair of high-waisted jeans. (You can check out my post on how to style high-waisted jeans.)

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket

Shoes.

I love these booties but riding boots or flats could also definitely go. (Uh, these booties were 75% off. Only $10 at Maurice’s!) If you are looking to transition into spring, pair them with peep toe booties or a pair of wicker wedges-it will look classy while still warming up to summer weather. I also linked a few below to check out! (I’m in love with the wedges).

Easy and effortless ways to style a red colored leather jacket