With awards season upon us, it's hard not to dream about the little red carpet moments in our own lives. Formal occasions like weddings, proms and black tie events are inevitable, and they all call for a prep process in getting glam -- red carpet or not.

Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips Professional Effects are the kind of beauty secret weapon that every style blogger worth her salt has in her arsenal. Our contributors will tell you that a dazzling white smile is a non-negotiable in their pre-event beauty routine, and the first step toward instant #SmileStyle.

After all, when you don't have to worry about a perfect smile, there's more time to devote to the important stuff -- heels, lipstick, accessories, and of course, the dress.

For a sneak peak into how our contributors prepare for their own red carpet moments, click through the gallery.

What's your beauty secret weapon? Share your #SmileStyle secrets with us on social media, and follow along with @StyleList and @3DWhite to see our red carpet evening in action on Grammys night this Sunday, January 26th!

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