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No Fail Teeth Whitening Tricks

Yoyoyo how are we this weekend?!
Did you get your whitest white wardrobe? I’ve been loving mine.
Speaking of white, we’re gunna continue with last weeks theme and talk alllllll about my teeth whitening tricks.

Okay honestly, my teeth are white. Like WHITE white.
Part of me doesn’t know why & part of me thinks it’s just the exact same routine I’ve been used to doing for the last 12 years.




Prepare yourself.

x Okay FIRST. Crest Whitestrips.
So I did the entire 14 day twice a day ordeal like in grade 10. Nowadays they have wayyyyy quicker treatments {7 day, 3 days etc.}
The craziest part is that I did it ONCE. In grade 10. And I saw incredible results. I’m totally OCD so I really stuck to the regime without missing a day.
Now the trick I made up is when I remove the strip, I don’t rinse. Immediately I start brushing my teeth with whitening toothpaste. Just a little.

THEN I rinse.

A few years later, probably when I discovered black coffee and red wine, I did another treatment, the 7 day one. And I had bright pearly whites once again.

x NOW, maintenance is KEY. I can’t stress that enough. It’s how they stay so white.

So I brush ATLEAST twice a day, morning and night with OpticWhite toothpaste. The red tube.
Next I floss & finish off with the purple Listerine mouthwash.

x Newest obsession? The Phillips SONICARE.
OHHHHH my goodness. Seriously I can’t live without it. I got mine at Costco for $169 and it comes with TWO. Not just one. Plus a UV light sterilizing brush holder and two charging ports.
It feels like you just went to the dentist for a full cleaning.




Okay but I have a question for you.
Have you used charcoal toothpaste?
I’ve heard it brightens & whitens like CRAZY. And all natural.
PUHLEEZE leave a comment below if you’ve tried it out and love it or hate it. 

Thanks QT.

Chat later 🤘🏻



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xxoo Drea Marie

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Obsessing Over Summer Whites

There are few things I love more then the color white.
Seriously. White orchids, white nails, white + bright Instagram feeds, white bedding and of course white head-to-toe outfits.

Oh yeah I know it’s totally impractical but it’s SO CHIC. Crisp, bright, fresh summer whites are something I live for.
K also WHITE SNEAKERS, are a must. I’m in LOVE with mine. Plus, if they get dirty just pop them into the wash with a touch of bleach and you’re good to go again.
Leather? 1 word, protectant.

Not convinced? Okay well you ALSO don’t need to spend a ton on all white. Honestly.

I’ve compiled my FAV budget friendly all white outfit pieces so you too can frolic around all summer long in your super chic all white attire, without a worry in the world.


Summer Whites 


Summer Whites // spark{le}

Now go out and get your all white outfit NOW. Summer is the PERFECT time and do NOT worry about looking “bigger” in white. I know this saying is out there but that does not mean it’s true. LIVE IT UP!
Plus if you’re super worried about it {#dontbe} then just seek out one of the all white flowy rompers. Or pair your outfit with a light white kimono overtop.

NOTE: All of the white pieces featured in my header photo are from H&M. No joke. SO inexpensive but perfect. ****


PS Laptop still on life support. Send good vibes.  



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Why Maxi Dresses are the Bee’s Knees

Hey girl hey

How’s everyone today? Wait can we start off with me apologizing for this short snapper today. My laptop had a mild panic attack and so I’m writing off my iPhone…. Yes iPhone. So everyone bear with me.. Ça va?

K today’s menu includes MAXI DRESSES 😻.

Who loves them? Who wants to love them?

You’re at the right place. I have found the most FAB maxi dresses today.

Now there are a few tips that I use when picking/wearing a maxi dress:

x ALWAYS make sure the length is ideal. No tripping. Either get it hemmed or sometimes if I’m in a rush I just knot the bottom at the side so it hangs just grazing the floor. 

x Don’t go TOOOOO loose. Yes the beauty of maxi dresses is that you can eat an entire cow & still look fabulous. But if it’s not fitting either at the hips or in the chest/arms you may get lost in it.

x Prints, solids, whatever it may be, do it. I don’t care if you’re short and want a pattern or 9 feet tall and want a solid. Do it. I don’t think it’s going to make or break your outfit. 


Alright let’s check out the goods, finally.


Maxi Dresses

Maxi Dresses // spark{le}


Are you loving that velvet one? Or the striped?! Omg the green silk… K you guys I want them all! So get crackin’. Summer is the PERFECT time to dress up in a saucy maxi and so easy to wear.
Ciao for now Bella. 


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Obsession Confession: Essential Oils

Morning sweet thing!!
How are we?! Hopefully enjoying this gorg summer weather. It’s Saturday, our favorite day of the week.
Now who else LOVES to relax? Lol.
I know. Who doesn’t? Seriously though, the weekends are a time to unwind and decompress from the busy busy work week, duh. Well I’ve discovered the perfect tool to help us unwind.



Lifestyle blogger Drea Marie shares her take on Essential Oils! Have you heard of them?! Check it out now. Let us know your thoughts!!


Okay okay, I might be late to the essential oils party but at least I showed up, right?
You’re all probably like hey Drea, I’ve been using essential oils for years. WELL, some of us haven’t and even some of us might have no clue what essential oils are.
I was the same. Until @nativerootsdesign opened my eyes to the world of essential oils.

Side story: Throwback to a couple weeks ago when I’m going on about how I’ve now heard of these little miracle workers called essential oils and my gf Sara is like, “oh yeah I use them all the time.”

Wait what?
Apparently this is a thing. A huge thing. EVERYONE USES ESSENTIAL OILS.

Okay so I get this massive headache {life RUINER} and as I’m reaching for my usual Advil, I stop myself. Sara told me she uses peppermint essential oils for all of her headaches.
So I tried it.
The cooling effect was addictive and I felt SO relaxed.
Plus, big plus, my headache slowly dissolved away.
Um miracle? Probably.

And here we are. Hooked on essential oils. I started dropping a few drops of lavender oils into my baths before bed. HEAVEN.
The peace & calming oil from Young Living Essential Oils is also so so good.

How I use them:
x bath
x mixed with a drop of olive oil and rubbed on sore muscles/joints
x peppermint oil directly on my temples {headache cure}

Lastly, there are literally SO MANY oils. I swear one for every ailment. Young Living also has seasonal sets which look awesome.
Okay so if you have any questions, comments or more essential oil tips + tricks COMMENT BELOW.

Have a relaxing weekend!!

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xxoo Drea Marie

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