Friday, November 9, 2012

Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips (Review)

Everyone who knows me knows I have an opinion on pretty much everything.  If I have tried something and love or loathe it, you will know.  I can easily sell a product I love to someone by my enthusiasm for said product.  (With zero compensation thus far, mind you.)  So, when my sister Rachel referred me to join a website called Influenster, I thought, hmmm this sounds interesting.  I signed up, took a few surveys, wrote a few product reviews for the heck of it and read some reviews other people had written - not really understanding what the site was all about.

I kind of forgot about it for a few weeks and then I received this email:

Hi Angela,

Excited for the weekend? Well it’s about to get even more exciting!!! We’re happy to announce that you have been officially selected to receive a special complimentary shipment from Influenster featuring a trusted oral aesthetic product! Thanks so much for filling out our pre-survey. You were a perfect fit!

So, what's next? Well, your box will be on its way soon and should be at your door within 1-2 weeks. Once you get your box, head to your Infuenster profile, find your box in the Fun File, and then click through to the badge page to check-in your box and start testing. We'll be in touch shortly with details, Brand Challenges, and more!

And remember to join Influenster on Facebook and Twitter for announcements, contests, and more opportunities:

Look forward to partnering together!


- Influenster Team

Say whaaat?  I was excited.  I am ALL ABOUT free products.  :)

A few days later, this arrived in my mailbox:

I have always wanted to try these.  I have super sensitive teeth, so that has stopped me.  Now that I have them to try for free, I am taking the plunge.   The directions say to use the strips 1x per day for 30 minutes for a total of 20 days.

Today was my Day 1.  I used the strips as directed and at 20 minutes into it, my teeth started feeling a bit sensitive.  I was tempted to remove the strips, but held on the additional 10 minutes for a total of 30 minutes.

Day 1 Friday, November 9th, 2012

Yellow much??  No, I don't smoke or drink coffee.  Never have.  I have never truly tried bleaching before either, so this is where I am today.  I am hoping I will have a brighter, whiter smile at the end of 20 days.  I will update my blog with my progress as much as possible over the next couple of weeks.

Have any of you tried whitening?  What did you love/hate about it?

Remember, "If You're Not Whitening, You're Yellowing."
Disclaimer:  I have received this product complimentary through Influenster.


  1. I used this same one and left me in pain for hours :( i wonder if it is truly enamel safe also.

    1. I have super sensitive teeth and one application made my teeth hurt for a week! I realized I need to do shorter, less frequent applications.