Smile Sciences

I had been ordering so much lately that I forgot I finally ordered my Smile Sciences tooth whitening kit. It retails for $299, but if you use one of their instagram promo codes, you can get it for $29 (+tax/shipping). For a while I had been wanting to whiten my teeth, but I don’t have the time, nor do I want to spend the money (on multiple sessions) to spend an hour in a chair with essentially the same set up in my mouth.  This was waaay more economic. 


The box was tinier than I expected and at first, I thought, “Well that was a waste.” because there were no inserts and I couldn’t turn on the little UV light. After a little more snooping, I found the instructions on the box, and a list of do’s/don’ts. 


Got it working! It feels silly holding it my mouth for 30 minutes, but at the same time, I did notice a difference in shades afterward. The kit comes with a shade guide so you can track your progress. I must not have filled the tray correctly though since most of the shade change is on the inner half of my teeth. (Top = bottom potion, bottom = top portion) So, next time I’ll add a teensy bit more gel. I was trying to be conservative with it since the box said a little went a long way? I guess, too little is a thing. 

Take a gold bullet

Since my last blog, my whole life has been a wild ride of ups & downs. My job was everything I wanted it to be and more. I learned so many things about my profession; many things I’m not so sure I was happy to learn but in retrospect, it’s better that I learn now than leave it disillusioned. 

I am pretty exhausted these days, but I do the best I can to keep moving when I am off work. Daily living isn’t really a chore, but it’s sure hard not to want to sleep past 3:00pm most days. 


Got this little peek-a-boo kitty as a treat for doing so well lately. Well, to be honest, I should say–“Doing better”. I had a patient, who usually was ok with my routine, completely take a shit on me in front of 8 other patients. Had I known she preferred to be given her meds first, I would have but she chose to make me feel like a complete jackass Which, not knowing what sort of way to react to her, I burst out into tears and ran to the bathroom after calling my supervisor about stress-induced panic attack.  In the end, I felt worse and embarrassed for reacting that way, even though I can’t help such an attack. Normally, I am pretty reserved and able to manage my attacks until I get home, but this job is going to create a new control curve for me. 

Any who, I’ve been on a TREAT YO SELF spiff.  I really have too.


$210 worth of golden bullets (Gerard Cosmetics packages their lippies in such an amazing way)


More makeup from BH Cosmetics’ labor day sale and their new Carli Bybel palette. Did I really need more brushes? (tbh, yes.)


New Too Faced palette, collabed with Vegas Nay on Instagram.


Uh, yikes. This isn’t even the total of it. I have been working on my office more and more, which meant buying new display cases for my books and figures. It’s still not done, but I’ll post up the progress photos as soon as I take some that aren’t super shoddy. 

Slamming doors to throw open windows

Some weeks ago I had applied to a place where I had done one of my clinical rotations not really expecting to get so much as a call back. By this time, I am about a month into my temporary contract and I’m just sending out little feelers for a nursing position.

Well, I got a call back and more.  It was so unexpected, but I made the necessary arrangements with my temporary hiring manager to pursue this career move. She was well aware of it coming down the line and I even made mention that I’d like to move to part time as soon as possible if I could.

Come last week, I find out the new job wants me to start on Tuesday (July the 21st) and I hadn’t had much more notice than that.  I even had to call just to get that date, last week. I had no idea when I was starting. So, I did what any one would do; I put in my time-off without pay notice and never received a response. My manager got it, I know she did; I never heard back about it so I had to come a quick (albeit, rash) decision to slam the door and open a gigantic window.  I am a loyal employee, don’t get me wrong. I have long track records, and excellent co-worker rapport but if you’re not gonna pay attention to all my little red flags that I deliberately wave in your face then I gotta bail.

So, to say the least, I have been running like a chicken with its head cut off. Between running the site in Santa B. I was going to Camarillo on top of it to set every thing up for my new job. Round trip it was almost 95miles. 

Now, I’m starting part-time as a nurse more locally and I’m beyond excited. I had even asked for what I thought was fair pay ($19/hourly) and was offered more than that.  I get more pay, less working hours (for right now, the same amount of money on my temp contract), and to work with people I know well enough to work with in a great environment. 


This was the makeup I wore to my group interview. That was fun all on its own. A girl two graduating classes ahead of me (that some how I’d met and done a makeup class with?) was also interviewing. I hope she got offered a job because she is so sweet and I’d love to work with her. 

I don’t plan on leaving my new job for a long time, and even then, I will probably just transfer laterally since they usually have positions open in the area I want to move to. 

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