I'm generally comfortable with my appearance, but my smile is my biggest insecurity. I've never been super happy with the color of my teeth, so I whitened them once with strips in my teens, but it was super painful and I chipped a tooth at that time, so I've always felt like it weakened my teeth.

As much as I would love a brighter smile, it has to be safe or it just isn't worth it for me. I tried a charcoal hack on TikTok, but apparently that's also pretty unsafe and can even interact with medications?! I was complaining to a friend who mentioned I should look into Spotlight Oral Care.

It's a dentist-founded company that focuses on total oral hygiene, not just whitening, so I could completely transform my smile safely if I wanted to. My entire routine did need an overhaul, so I took a look at what Spotlight had to offer.

They had electric toothbrushes and specific toothpastes, like for sensitive teeth and different whitening products. I really wanted to try the whitening products… I also had never had an electric toothbrush, and theirs had a whitening setting, which would be a great asset for in-between whitenings.

I ended up drawn to their Ultimate Care Bundle. It would be a routine overhaul, and for less than $200, I was getting 5 products. My toothpaste was almost out anyway, so I took a risk and bought it!

When my package arrived, this is what I unpacked:

  1. The Sonic Toothbrush - a 3-speed deep cleaning electric toothbrush with amazing reviews
  2. Teeth Whitening Strips - a 2-week course made with a safe amount of hydrogen peroxide
  3. Teeth Whitening Pen - for on-the-go applications, this pen helps touch up your teeth between whitenings
  4. Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth - hydrogen peroxide and sodium fluoride lift stains and prevent decay
  5. Dental Floss for Whitening Teeth - whitening floss helps with the in-between spaces

It's a comprehensive package for whitening, maintaining white teeth, and preventing oversensitivity. I liked the look of the package, not that that mattered, but it did look very nice in my bathroom.

I let my toothbrush charge while I unpacked the floss. Mmm smelled nice.

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I got right to work that night on the whitening strips. I finished dinner, so I wouldn't be eating the rest of the day, and placed the strips gently on my teeth. No immediate pain which was good. I remembered the sharp pain of the ones I tried a long time ago. That one also definitely didn't taste as good.

After leaving them in for the recommended time, I took them out, rinsing with room temp water. Was there already a difference?! It was tricky to tell.

My toothbrush was ready - once it's fully charged, it lasts 70 days, which is way longer than I thought. I clicked on the brush and tried the 3 settings: sensitive, clean, and whitening.

The sensitive mode was gentle, but strong enough that I could feel my whole mouth buzzing. It's got a timer, too, so every 30 seconds, I know to switch quadrants of my mouth for a full 2-minute brushing. Loved the feeling in my mouth when I was finished! So clean.

After two weeks, I noticed an amazing difference in my teeth. They were whiter than even the first time I tried whitening, and I hadn't noticed any serious sensitivities.

I'm so glad I invested in my teeth, and not just in whitening them. Sure, they're whiter, but now that I'm actively flossing and using an electric toothbrush, I feel like I'm giving them the daily clean they deserve. (But I'm not gonna lie, I smile bigger now because they're so white.)

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The summer is always a great time in our family. I usually take a few days off work to spend with the kids, we go to the beach or take a trip to the countryside. We stay up much later than normal, watch a million movies, and eat a massive amount of popcorn.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Summer is a time for my kids to relax and play all they want. But now the kids have to get back to school. Before we jump back into the school, homework, and sleep routine, there are a few things I must check off my list.

✅Get our dinner times back on track

During the summer, dinner time was always varied - if we cooked, it could happen as late as 8 or 9pm! During the days we went hiking, we mostly never ate dinner, the crisps were enough. But now that they're getting back to school, it's time for a proper schedule.

Cooking every night is an extreme challenge, so I looked up "the most popular meal kits" and up popped HelloFresh! So I decided to give it a go. I went with the Family Plan for four people and four meals a week at only £3.25 per serving. Once I selected my plan, I picked our meals, which change weekly. Everything was delivered right to my doorstep with all the pre-measured ingredients I'd need for the meals. The recipe cards are super easy to follow and now my kids eat different yummy dinners every night.

We started with something everyone loved: the Sausage Meatball Spag with Tomato Sauce which was incredibly delicious - the kids loved it. Throughout the week, we kept experimenting with our dinners - getting more adventurous. The Cheesy Chipotle Bean Quesadillas with Avocado, Tomato and Rocket Salad took only 20 minutes to make and was something the kids wanted every week. We went all out on Friday and made the Thai-Style Beef with Peppers, Mangetout and Fluffy Rice. Though it took a little longer, it was by far the best dish.

Signing up for HelloFresh is the smartest thing I could have done. Now the kids know exactly when dinner will be on the table. It's easy, convenient and delicious - what more could I want? Plus, they are a sustainable company and are devoted to minimizing their carbon footprint. Although we can also skip, cancel or pause our HelloFresh subscription whenever I want, I doubt we'll be doing that.

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✅Clean out the kid's wardrobes

My kids grew so much over the summer that their jeans are far above their ankles. Usually, we go shopping for new uniforms, jeans, and jackets. But this year I wanted to do something different.

Before heading out shopping we went through their wardrobes and piled all the old clothes that no longer fit, that they no longer liked - and the mismatched socks! - on the bed. Then we packed five bulging bags and dropped them at the Goodwell. The next day we headed out and shopped our heads off. How wonderful to come home and put away their new clothes neatly in their wardrobes. Now the kids know exactly where everything is and they'll find precisely what they want and their clothes will actually fit.

✅Catch some me-time

After a long day's work, cooking dinner, helping the kids with their homework, the minute my head hits the pillow, I realize I have not had one minute to myself all day. This school year I'm determined to grab some me-time, even if it's only 30 minutes a night. I simply want to take a long bath, read a good book, or meditate and get my head right before I tuck in for the night.

A few weeks ago, I started in on this new routine and noticed that the HelloFresh meals really freed up my evenings. I managed to fit in some yoga and meditation! The first week I couldn't believe how much calmer it made me feel. I'm going to stick to it and up my me-time throughout the day.

Although the summer was fun, the last few weeks have been super productive. Thanks to the convenience of HelloFresh, I checked those three things off my list. It saves me so much time - I don't have to go to the grocery store or plan meals for the week. Just a few selective clicks and the HelloFresh box arrives on our doorstep every week. Goodbye to hour-long meal preps and hello to less food waste, and fewer dishes to wash up.

HelloFresh provides my family with a routine and now my kids have healthy, balanced dinners which are incredibly delicious. There are additional desserts and sides, which can be perfect for snack time. It's made my life so much easier. You should definitely give HelloFresh a try.

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Did you know you can have alcohol delivered straight to your door? Drizly is a service which delivers alcohol directly to you under 60 minutes. The best part? It costs the same as the local liquor store. We've all been in those frustrating scenarios: the only store open doesn't stock the specific drink you were after. Maybe you were at a party and ran out of vodka or, worse, were hosting a party and didn't buy enough beer. Or, maybe you're looking to relax now that the kids are in bed, only to open the cupboard and discover you're all out of wine. Whatever situation you were stuck in, with Drizly you can kiss those days goodbye.

What is Drizly?

Drizly is a website and app that makes it easier than ever to have your drink of choice delivered. By partnering with local retailers, Drizly fulfills orders for every kind of beer, wine and spirit available at your local liquor stores meaning you don't have to trek from shop to shop in search of your drink of choice. With on-demand delivery, getting a drink in your hands has never been quicker or easier.

How does it work?

It's simple - go to Drizly, enter your address to browse the selection of beer, wine, and spirits available from a range of liquor stores in your area. There are literally thousands of options and it lets you compare prices from store to store. Add to your cart,check out, your order will be prepared and packed by a partner liquor store in the area and you'll get a notification when it's on its way.

How long does it take?

The average delivery time is 40 minutes, and all orders arrive in under 60 minutes. You'll know the delivery time before you place your order. At a party and out of beer? Some orders take as little as 20 minutes to arrive. For those who like to plan ahead, you can schedule deliveries from Drizly up to two weeks in advance.

Is it legal to buy alcohol online?

Yes! However, you do have to be 21+ and the delivery driver will check your ID, so have that handy.

Besides the obvious perk of delivery, does Drizly have any hidden perks?

Loads, here are just three:

Gifts - You can give the gift of alcohol to anyone over 21 anonymously or with your name on it.

White Glove Service - Drizly will help you coordinate events or bulk orders. So if you're doing a virtual event, you can send the same bottle to everyone so it's like you're drinking the same thing together.

Extras - What else do you need? Ice? Maybe some OJ for mimosas, a couple limes for the tequila, and paper towels for your clumsy friend? If the liquor store has it, Drizly can deliver it.

How much does it cost?

You'll be paying store prices and an optional tip for your driver. If you're in NYC, there's never a delivery fee. In other cities, some retailers choose not to charge a delivery fee either. Most importantly, delivery will never cost more than $5. No matter if you order a bottle of wine or $300 worth of alcohol, it will only ever cost you $5.

Update: The folks at Drizly are extending a special offer to our readers! Pick your poison and get $5 off your order at checkout here!

Did you know you can have alcohol delivered straight to your door? Drizly is a service which delivers alcohol directly to you under 60 minutes. The best part? It costs the same as the local liquor store. We've all been in those frustrating scenarios: the only store open doesn't stock the specific drink you were after. Maybe you were at a party and ran out of vodka or, worse, were hosting a party and didn't buy enough beer. Or, maybe you're looking to relax now that the kids are in bed, only to open the cupboard and discover you're all out of wine. Whatever situation you were stuck in, with Drizly you can kiss those days goodbye.

What is Drizly?

Drizly is a website and app that makes it easier than ever to have your drink of choice delivered. By partnering with local retailers, Drizly fulfills orders for every kind of beer, wine and spirit available at your local liquor stores meaning you don't have to trek from shop to shop in search of your drink of choice. With on-demand delivery, getting a drink in your hands has never been quicker or easier.

How does it work?

It's simple - go to Drizly, enter your address to browse the selection of beer, wine, and spirits available from a range of liquor stores in your area. There are literally thousands of options and it lets you compare prices from store to store. Add to your cart,check out, your order will be prepared and packed by a partner liquor store in the area and you'll get a notification when it's on its way.

How long does it take?

The average delivery time is 40 minutes, and all orders arrive in under 60 minutes. You'll know the delivery time before you place your order. At a party and out of beer? Some orders take as little as 20 minutes to arrive. For those who like to plan ahead, you can schedule deliveries from Drizly up to two weeks in advance.

Is it legal to buy alcohol online?

Yes! However, you do have to be 21+ and the delivery driver will check your ID, so have that handy.

Besides the obvious perk of delivery, does Drizly have any hidden perks?

Loads, here are just three:

Gifts - You can give the gift of alcohol to anyone over 21 anonymously or with your name on it.

White Glove Service - Drizly will help you coordinate events or bulk orders. So if you're doing a virtual event, you can send the same bottle to everyone so it's like you're drinking the same thing together.

Extras - What else do you need? Ice? Maybe some OJ for mimosas, a couple limes for the tequila, and paper towels for your clumsy friend? If the liquor store has it, Drizly can deliver it.

How much does it cost?

You'll be paying store prices and an optional tip for your driver. If you're in NYC, there's never a delivery fee. In other cities, some retailers choose not to charge a delivery fee either. Most importantly, delivery will never cost more than $5. No matter if you order a bottle of wine or $300 worth of alcohol, it will only ever cost you $5.

Update: The folks at Drizly are extending a special offer to our readers! Pick your poison and get $5 off your order at checkout here!


Bland tofu and overcooked limp vegetables are not the reality of a vegan or plant-based diet anymore. There's so much more delicious variety to choose from now! Trying a plant-based diet can actually introduce you to new foods that you might've never tried before.

A vegan lifestyle strictly removes all animal products like red meat and dairy products from your diet, whereas eating plant-based does not mean you can't eat meat it just means you favor more plant-based foods. It means your meals are mostly plants: vegetables, whole grains, and fruits along with beans, seeds, and nuts. (And honey!; a non-vegan plant-based favorite.)

The plant-based diet has become very popular lately with many people wanting to find new ways to become more eco-friendly, aside from recycling and reducing their use of plastic. Eating less meat is one of the most impactful things you can do as an individual.

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The positive environmental impact isn't the only reason people are switching, there are also many health benefits from eating plant-based meals. Plants have essential nutrients that you cannot get from other foods. The vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants in plants help keep your cells healthy and your body in balance. This helps to boost your immune system, neutralizes toxins from pollution, bacteria, viruses, and reduces inflammation throughout the body and can remove free radicals in the body.

Plants contain a lot of fiber, which is so important to have in your diet, particularly to maintain a healthy gut. Fiber ensures you are better able to absorb the nutrients from food, it can lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, and it's great for good bowel management. As plant-based diets focused on whole foods that are unprocessed it helps maintain a healthy weight.

There are so many reasons to try a plant-based diet but still, people stumble and find it hard to fully commit. Like every lifestyle change, it can seem daunting and complicated. You need to research new foods and then recipes on how to cook them properly and you have to make sure you are still getting a balanced meal. For plant-based newbies and for people who have got into a rut with their plant-based eating it can seem like too much effort.

But thankfully the meal delivery industry has taken notice of the plant-based movement and wants to make eating plant-based meals easy, convenient, and headache-free. Daily Harvest, Revive, Splendid Spoon all deliver plant-based smoothies and soup variations full of superfoods that are nutrient-dense right to your door ready to heat up or blend and eat. It makes trying or continuing your plant-based eating so simple.

After trying them, Splendid Spoon stood out for so many reasons; Firstly their smoothies were the largest so they keep you fuller for longer and feels like a meal instead of a snack. The flavors of their smoothies were also the best, Mango Guava, Dragon Fruit Berry, and even Mint Chip. Not your regular banana and strawberry. And the grain bowls and soups didn't disappoint either, so much variety and flavors with interesting new ingredients, that are delicious and the perfect size.

Splendid spoon takes the plant-based diet seriously and wants to boost its benefits.They fill all their recipes with superfoods such as acai to strengthen immunity and boost energy, Spirulina to jump-starts endurance, and baobab for great skin. Along with tons of other natural all-star ingredients that help you feel your best. They also have lemon and ginger Wellness Shots for an extra immunity boost and a Kale and Aleo Detox Shot.

All Splendid Spoon recipes are low in sugar, vegan, and GMO-free. They have a variety of 40+ meals to choose from each week, so you'll never get bored. Plus Splendid Spoon is so affordable at around $8 a meal. Such good value for plant-based meals packed with so many nutrient-dense ingredients.

If you have ever wanted to try a vegan or plant-based diet but never knew where to start, or if you need to add some variety to your plant-based diet you need to try Splendid Spoon. It's a delicious, convenient, no-fuss way to feel your best, reduce your risk of certain diseases and you even get to help our planet.

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I don't know about you, but 2020 really got away from me.

And I'll freely admit that I've developed some pretty bad habits while cooped up at home. And I must get rid of them before they take over my life.

So, I put together 3 simple goals - I want to be more attentive to my food purchasing habits, be less sluggish, and make sure to eat healthy meals. After some research, I found something that will help me achieve my goals by replacing them with 3 good habits, so I'm signing up for Splendid Spoon.

Splendid Spoon is a meal delivery service that offers super tasty, ready-to-eat, plant-based soups & grain bowls, low-sugar smoothies, immune-boosting wellness shots, and an inventive selection of delicious noodle bowls.

With nutritious, low-calorie, vegan meals like Kale Pesto Noodles, Tangy Ginger Noodles, Creamy Butternut Squash Noodles with Broccoli & Turmeric, and more, canceling those 2020 bad habits will be effortless.

Establish a Spending Plan

When you don't plan, you end up spending more all in the name of convenience. How many times have you bought a new umbrella mid-downpour because you forgot to check the weather? Getting organized, setting a weekly budget, and planning for the coming days will ground you in the here-and-now.

Starting at about $9 a serving, Splendid Spoon's meals are delivered straight to your door. Nutritious and yummy smoothies arrive ready-to-drink and make mornings easy-peasy. Even better, their grain bowls and soups involve zero prep - simply pop them in the microwave and enjoy.

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Banish Food Waste

I never want to look at another rotten onion. I keep telling myself that one day I'm going to learn how to cook that produce that's molding on the bottom shelf of my fridge. But . . . that just never happens. On average, Americans waste nearly a pound of food per day!!! Clearly, I'm not alone here.

Splendid Spoon's Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner Reset Plan is designed to take the stress out of your week by sending you 5 smoothies, 5 soups & grain bowls, 5 noodles, and 5 light soups. You'll never have to think about overbuying at the grocery store again!

Their meals are super flavorful and leave you feeling full and energized. My absolute favorite is the Green Goddess Quinoa Bowl with broccoli and spinach - packed with good stuff like iron and folic acid.

Splendid Spoon's meals are perfectly pre-portioned. You'll never have to worry about overeating or wasting ingredients, and you'll cut down food waste.

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I could never give up my grandma's meatballs, but I definitely could cut back on the amount of meat and dairy I consume. Proud flexitarian over here.

Although soy and faux meat can be great alternatives, there's plenty of protein and satiating nutrients to be found in plant-based food.

The 3 biggest hurdles with Western diets are high levels of sodium, a lack of fruit and veggies, and a downright absence of grains. This can all be remedied by eating with a plant-based mindset. You don't have to go full-on vegan, but a diet rich in plants has amazing benefits for your health.

Splendid Spoon's meal plans feature a wide range of GMO-free superfoods like hibiscus, matcha, acai, and turmeric that keep your mind and body functioning at its best. And their smoothies have acai (strengthens immunity and boosts energy), spirulina (jumpstarts endurance), and baobab (great for your skin!).

Their subscription is super flexible. Simply choose ready-to-eat meals delivered right to your doorstep weekly, every other week, or once a month. Plus, you can pause or skip at any time.

With such a wealth of recipes and cuisines to sample, say buh-bye to 2020's bad habits and hello to 3 good habits that will help us through whatever's out there.

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