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Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review


Oral hygiene has always been an important part of my life. Rinsing, brushing and flossing have been my daily ritual since I was young. These practices helped me keep my teeth healthy but they aren’t as pearly white as I’d like them to be. My love for coffee probably has a lot of do with it. Years of drinking coffee has left stains on my teeth.

I’ve used whitening strips that I purchased from stores but I hated how they made my teeth sensitive. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me I was excited to try it out. Going to the dentist would cost over $700 and these customized trays from Smile Brilliant are less than $159. What a bargain right?

The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I made the impressions using the paste provided. After I mailed them in, it took less than a week to get the custom fitted whitening trays. They were a perfect fit. I love the fact that I was able to control the length of time I wanted to use. The kit also came with desensitizing gel to help eliminate tooth sensitivity caused by whitening and prevent re-staining in the process. The active ingredient in whitening gel causes teeth to become slightly dehydrated. Desensitizing gel counteracts by temporarily blocking pores and allowing the teeth the opportunity to rehydrate. 

This is my first time ever taking close up photos of my teeth. I wanted to show you what a difference it made. I’m so happy with the results. Now I can smile confidently and show off these pearly white teeth. Click here to learn more about the benefits of using custom trays.

Don’t just take my words for it. I encourage you to read feedback from other users by visiting their reviews page.


I’m partnering with Smile Brilliant to give one of my readers a chance to try out these custom trays. The winner will receive $139 credit to try their teeth whitening trays + 9 whitening gel syringes.

Enter here to enter your name and e-mail. The giveaway is open internationally. If you live outside of the U.S., you will have to pay the shipping cost for sending your impressions back. Winner will be randomly selected by  April 8, 2017.  In the meantime you can use this 10% off code "doreensstyledairy". I wish you the best of luck!


At Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Thank you Smile Brilliant for partnering on this post. All opinions remain 100% honest and my own.


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Irresistable Me – Hair Extensions

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I have always wanted to try hair extensions but wasn’t sure which brand to go for. You can imagine my excitement when Irresistble Me contacted me for a review. As much as I love my short hair, I miss my long hair sometimes. Hair extensions are perfect for transforming my hair length instantly.

The extensions came in a pretty black box. Inside the box is a plastic bag with protected seals containing the extensions. It comes with a small sample piece for you to test out the color and length. This way you can return or exchange them if they don’t work for you because once the protected seals are broken you can no longer return or exchange them.

I’m wearing the Silky Light Brown 20” from Silky Touch line. They are made out of 100% Natural Remy Human Hair. They are soft and shiny. They look natural. The color is slightly darker than my current color but once I curled them they blend in beautifully.

I am really impressed by the quality of these extensions. I know I’ll be wearing them a lot. Irresistible Me specializes in variety of hair products such as hair extensions, hair tools, hair accessories, hair care and wigs. There’re so many great products to browse through. Be sure to check it out.

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Beauty Fashion Life Style

2015 Recap

Launched Doreen's Style Diary in the spring.

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Got my first sun kissed balayage.

VegasOur first trip together to Vegas.


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Celebrated our one year anniversary in Hawaii.


Visited Vancouver, Canada with our best friends. We think alike and even pose alike. lol....short hair

First time having my hair this short since middle school.


A weekend getaway to Portland.


Our first time at the Nutcracker Show by the Pacific Northwest Ballet. It was quiet a show.


Our second Christmas together as a married couple.

Can you believe 2016 is just a few hours away? Looking back 2015 was full of excitement and fun. I started this blog in the spring to share my love and passion for fashion, food and traveling.  Your comments, likes, and views inspired me to keep this blog going. I truly appreciate your support from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you for coming on this journey with me! Wishing you a safe and blissful new year!

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New Look, New Hair + CaseApp Custom Phonecase Giveaway






I finally made the bold decision to cut 10 inches off my hair. I haven’t had my hair this short since I was in middle school. I contemplated for about a year but always chicken out. I couldn’t be happier with my new hair. My stylist Tia from Canvas Studio did an amazing job. My hair feels healthier and fuller. It’s also easier to maintain and style. It shorten my morning routine by about 10 minutes which means I get to sleep in longer. I would have done it sooner if I knew that.

I’m so excited to share these custom designed iPhone and iPad cases from CaseApp. Aren’t they the cutest? CaseApp allows you to either design your own case or choose from one of their predesigned cases. If you choose to design your own case, it’s as simple as uploading an image(s) to their unique designing tool to create your own custom designed case.

I designed my custom iPhone case using my blog logo and photos from my blogging journey.  I’ve been wanting to create something cute with our engagement photos and I thought a custom iPad case is just what I needed. I’m so impressed with the quality of the material, color, and customer service.   

I’m excited to give one lucky winner a chance to design their own custom iPhone case or iPad skin. Check out my Instagram (@Doreensstylediary) for a chance to win your choice from CaseApp. If you don’t win, here’s 20% off for you: DOREEN20 (valid until December 7).


Sun Kissed Balayage Ombre

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I have been wanting to do something different with my hair. I think a lighter hair color is a perfect way to change up a look. I decided to go with a balayage ombre. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. I'm in love with my new hair color. My balayage ombre is in golden caramel. It has a soft, natural finish look. I love how it adds dimension to my hair and lighten up my face.

My stylist Tia Nguyen from Canvas Studio did an amazing job. Tia was recommended to me by a friend about a year and half ago. It’s always scary to switch to a new stylist but I’m so glad I did.

Thank you so much for stopping by!