19 Crimes: The New Way to UnWine

Hey, yall! So sorry I have been soooo MIA lately but it has been for a good reason. DRUMROLL PLEASE: WE ARE MOVING TO NYC! Ahhh, I can not wait to bring you guys along with us for the ride, but to say its been a crazy AF time, would be an understatement!

Between all the recent travels back and forth plus our weekend work trips, a bish was in need to UNWINE… (get it?) Long overdue, tbh! My fave lately has been this 19 Crimes Cabernet. I can’t even remember the last time I just simply sat and sipped on a glass of wine… sans emails, sans WORK. Thankfully 19 Crimes saved the day.

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The traveling and the frenzy surrounding our move have really taken a toll on me and she knows no self care these days…le sigh.

I will say the few times we have planned for a good night in, Netflix and a wine sesh, we literally fall asleep on our couch within minutes… make-up on and all, yikes! So this time, we both said no more.  I grabbed my gratitude journal, actually sat down and simply chilled tf out.

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For some time now, our friends have suggested some wines to try, but as ya’ll know, two sips of alcohol and I’m out! AHAHA, so it’s been harder to find a wine that I can enjoy and actualllly finish. And when I say enjoy, I mean, thoroughly enjoy every sip. Many wines (to me) taste very alcohol-y and aren’t that pleasant.

But after some digging, bae and I found a bunch of reviews online about an interactive wine to sit, listen (I did just say listen, I know, weird, right? Just read on…), and unwind with. At first, the name didn’t register all that well and it wasn’t until we actually brought some home when it all came together. 19 Crimes, sounds a bit more like a novel and less like a wine brand, but it’s actually a bit of both, in a sense.

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Playing on the name, it really is criminal to taste that good, LOL… it definitely made me feel relaxed yet NOT sleepy.

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Maybe it was deep red blend of strong fruit flavors or the sweet blackberry hint, but it def had a nice balance on the taste buds. Smooth AF!

Bae was also loving it, and especially with the AR app, it really made for a fun night.

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Once you download The Living Wine Labels app, you get to scan the criminal on the front label and get to hear them tell their story about these 19 real world crimes that they partook in.

As the name suggests, 19 Crimes is really all about these short stories from prisoners who were sent to Australia. I don’t know about ya’ll, but I live for true crime, mysteries and cliffhangers, so as soon as bae and I heard the first story, we were so freaking hooked: such a fun spin on your classic glass of wine.

A message in a bottle so to speak…but these aren’t necessarily left in the past. Like I don’t geek out over many things, but this ingenious AR experience really makes that concept come to life. If you are having a bad day, escape reality for a bit, grab a 19 Crimes bottle, and hear stories that will make you want to pop open the next one.

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I know, right now, I’m like the last person to be talking about taking the time to simply pause and unwind, but I cannot stress enough just how much joy this little game/wine sesh brought. It really is the simple things.

Sometimes traditional escapism doesn’t cut it and we have to try new things that can come in different mediums, or in this case, experiences. At the moment, the whole move to the Big Apple has brought on so many doubts and anxieties but I am so excited…well, exhausted…but excited.

With so dang much to prepare and with such little time, I need to remind myself to let my hair down, more than once in a while and UNWINE. But this time, with 19 Crimes. Here’s to getting through stressful times, in the best ways we know how ❤

Although this post is sponsored by 19 Crimes, all opinions are my own. @19Crimes #LiveInfamously #19Crimes

Dazzle This Holiday With Crest

Although this post is sponsored by Crest, all teeth whitening opinions are my own 🙂

The holidays means lots of sipping and indulging in our favorite beverages and bites. My favorite part of this time of year, is sharing those memories with my peeps. Whether that be snuggling with bae near the fireplace with some hot cocoa in hand, enjoying a coffee date with a fellow blogger, or raising a glass of red vino with the fam over dinner; this season gives all the vibes! BUT that also means, tis’ the season for stained teeth, LMAO!

Like, I want to be able to dazzle on social media with a white smile, but like, all these sugary sweets are just TOO GOOD to put down! (I’m looking at you, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes!)

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So, before bae, my pup, and I send out our annual Holiday card, I NEED to show my grill a little more TLC…but honestly, who has the time…teeth whitening can be sooo tedious! Recently, my mom suggested for me to use Crest 3D Whitestrips, since she just completed her 20 day whitening with Professional Effects. And I am definitely my mother’s daughter because she has such a hard time keeping up with self-care routines, especially during busy times like the holidays, but she kept raving with how easy these were.

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It could not have been better timing, that Crest reached out because ya girl’s smile was looking a little rough! For the past two weeks, I’ve been using Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects and my smile is significantly whiter. Tbh, I saw a difference after only a few uses!

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My favorite part about the strips is that they stay put until you take them off! So I can talk and even drink water while whitening! I can even multitask in a self-care moment while quickly rushing to get ready for our good friend’s holiday party! Hallelujah! No sticky gels or trays you have to worry about!

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Another problem I’ve had in the past with whitening products is that my smile is quite large and often only my front teeth would receive the benefits but Crests’ FlexFit technology allows these strips to stretch and bend, covering my entire smile!

After 20 mins, simply peel these babies off and you are good to go! No residue, no funky taste. The only thing you should notice is your smile visibly brighter. YAS QWEEN!

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OH! Another thing I should note is that my teeth are ridiculously sensitive! But with Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects my teeth didn’t react one bit. That is major key in my book, because I am the last person on this planet to maintain a self-care routine that is remotely difficult or uncomfortable!

The best thing you can indulge in during this nonstop holiday season, is yourself! Squeeze in a few self-care moments with Crest 3D Whitestrips for a whiter smile, because after all… we carry it around with us every single day! You can get two Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects for the price of one with their bogo deal! Shop HERE and SHINE BRIGHT, MAMAS!

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

With the routine demands of the 9 to 5, I know for me, the last thing I want to do is go home to yet another routine that is not kind to me. How many of us have dedicated hours of ourselves to regimens that ultimately did not work? As consumers, we purchase products with the intent of maximizing from its benefits. But what happens when we trust in a product and/or brand that fails you? Well, I began to lose faith in such products and unfortunately had to accept the fate of my coffee stained smile. How could I trust one of the most famed whitening brands when after every use I was left with agonizing gum and tooth sensitivity. Some nights, even Aspirin AND Tylenol could not relieve me. After years of longing for a whiter smile, I was left with such disappointment and legitimate pain, I had no other option, but to end my whitening process. WHAT A WASTE!

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So you could imagine how hesitant I was at first when Smile Brilliant approached with their product. My first thought was, “no, thanks! I am not going through that hectic crap again!!” But that night, I kept looking at my smile in the mirror and the more I looked at it, the more self-conscious I felt. I mean, I’d always wanted pearly whites my entire adult life, who doesn’t? But I knew my sensitivity was a setback. After hours of research on Smile Brilliant and it’s testimonials, I saw so many others had faced similar backstories prior to trying the product. But what seemed to convince me alongside all of those other individuals, is that Smile Brilliant basically caters to those with sensitive gums/teeth. COUNT ME IN!

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Here is how the process worked! I answered a few questions about my dental history and within two days, I received my Smile Brilliant package in the mail! The best part was creating my very own custom molds. Once I sent my molds back to Smile Brilliant within the week, I began whitening with my custom-fitted whitening trays. To my surprise, the entire process was PAINLESS and so SIMPLE!

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Oh, and you see results FAST! After the first night of use, I instantly noticed my brighter smile. I whitened just before bed along with my nightly routine. I did whiten every other night during the first few applications just in case of sensitivity, but gradually I whitened every night as the product simply did not irritate my gums or teeth. Plus the trays are so thin, you even forget they are in your mouth! So you know how I said this product is basically made for those with sensitive teeth, well it’s because Smile Brilliant includes desensitizing gel for your after whitening use. It’s as if they have this target demographic in mind vs the other brands who tailor to the general population.

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In short, this product has restored my faith in teeth whitening! Not only was my experience seamless, but my smile is actually so much more brighter! If you’re skeptical of such products just as I was, I would highly recommend allowing Smile Brilliant to prove you otherwise! SAFE, EASY, AND EFFECTIVE, YAAS!

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Although this post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant, all teeth whitening opinions are my own.

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