If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you should know by now that I love coffee. Well actually I’d say that I’m addicted. I did the pro plus challenge recently, which was difficult to say the least. Giving up drinking caffeine for two weeks was probably harder than not drinking alcohol! -and that’s saying something. You can read my review of pro plus here. Still, at least it felt good to have a detox.

Anyway, my love for coffee knows no bounds. I like to grab and go, when it comes to coffee. It’s a photographers companion, a way to warm your cold hands this Autumn, so I know this will be a challenge in Italy! I’m going to have to get used to not drinking milk in coffee after breakfast, oh and ordering a coffee to drink at the bar. I’m sure the taste will make up for it, however. The thought of being in Italy in less than two weeks has got me smiling so much. In fact, I’m beaming.

One of my favourite coffee blends, is from a local artisan business called Tynemouth Coffee Co. True story, I used to work as a barista for a while, and I miss the smell of fresh ground coffee in the mornings. I love the hard as nails blend, and rocket fuel is another favourite, or if your looking for decaff, nee caffeine hinny is another winner. As you can tell they’re all in Geordie. We like our coffee strong here up north!

I went for a lovely wonder along the coast yesterday. It was fresh and bright. Especially on the ferry. I love crossing the river, I feel calm on boats, there’s something about the chaotic wind that wakes you up, well that and a strong coffee I guess. It was nice having something warm to hold on to while I was blasted with the sea spray.

I popped into the Customs House on the way, I liked the little cafe there, Bella, it was pleasant. A little theater house by the river. It looked like there were some good events on, if only I had time to go to the theater! There just aren’t enough hours in the day, you know? There was a nice little bar here also, I could see this being a good little night out, but I didn’t stop.

Luckily, I had coffee this Autumn day! What I will say, which is kind of a massive down side to drinking coffee, especially if you’re a blogger / influencer, is that it stains your teeth. When I take photo-shoots for my personal Insta account, mainly outfits that I like or new style/ vintage that I’m loving, I always have to drink my coffee with a straw that morning. And when it comes to filming content when I’m out and about, well, that’s just hella annoying.

I’ve tried a few products recently, like charcoal toothpaste, and pearl drops whitening toothpaste, but no matter how much I brush it just doesn’t seem to give my teeth that next level when it comes to whitening. I’ve thought about getting them whitened professionally, but it’s really expensive and it’s also phenomenally difficult to get a dentist appointment in the UK right now. There’s a waiting list of a year at my new dentist. Weird side effect of the pandemic- okay, rant over.

Anyway, I’ve seen those UV light kits advertised on Tik Tok and I’ve been dying to try one to see if they actually work. I was over the moon that social cat linked me up with Supernova oralcare and they sent me The Kit to try out.


Smiling Bright like a Supernova

I need to be myself
I can’t be no one else
I’m feeling supersonic
Give me gin and tonic
You can have it all but
How much do you want it

Lyrics by Oasis

I’ve been buying new clothes for my trip, but I’m loving this cute romper. Satin and pink, it’s a cute little number. I’m not sure what I was most excited about most when opening. I’ll be honest though, I couldn’t wait to try the teeth whitening kit. I had high hopes for it and I really hoped it wasn’t just another Tik Tok gimmick. I already use UV light on my face, so I kind of thought it would work but often viral products come with a sting.

On opening the box there was:

  • 4 x formula pens
  • 1 x mouth piece with wire
  • 2 x wire adapters to fit into smart phones
  • A whitening scale to measure results
  • 1 x little booklet

It was pretty easy to set up. I washed the mouthpiece- which reminds me of a gum shield, like one I used to wear playing hockey. Attractive. Then I clipped on the correct adapter to fit into my iphone. I had to twist the pen a fair few times to get the formula to come out. After brushing my teeth I applied the formula with the little brush to each tooth.

I then pressed the button on the wire and the UV lights turn on for 10 minutes before beeping and turning off, I thought this was a good feature so you could keep an eye on how long you used it. I also liked how you can use your phone whilst using it. This is super handy for me, because I can edit content on my phone while I whiten my teeth, meaning I could fit it easily into my routine each day. I made a reel of my first attempt.

As you can see I noticed at least four shade lighter after my first attempt. I then decided to keep using it daily to see if I could notice a difference. Which I totally did! This thing actually works, I can’t believe my luck.

The kit itself is very light and it’s easy to transport around. Supernova Oralcare also gave me a discount code for an exclusive time only to get 25% off.

Shop here and enter the code @startingtodayblog at the checkout to receive 25% off (limited time only).

The results

I’ve used this product for a week now, and I’ve notice huge results. I’m also taking it to Italy with me because it’s so light. I love it so much because it’s helped me to get rid of that self conscious coffee smile! I’d really recommend it and it’s a much cheaper alternative to professional teeth whitening!

Now all I have to do is get on that plane and I a drink as many espresso’s as I like.

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