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Top 3 Cropped Pant Styles

“The way to wealth depends on just two words, industry and frugality.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

These styles are awesome and on sale! Get your pair, (or all three), today! Please subscribe, like and share my blog; if you have any questions/concerns/requests, or you just want say hello, please feel free to comment below and I will get back to you promptly!

1. Black Solid Color Capri Length Legging Tights  $8.99

  • These solid color capri length leggings feature an elastic waist band and plenty of stretch for added comfort.
  • Ideal for wearing under shorts, skirts, tunics, dresses, ripped up jeans and great when used as dance-wear.
  • 92% Nylon 8% Spandex
  • One Size Fits Most

2. Free People 5 Pocket Ankle Crop Skinny  $39.95

  • Five pocket style ankle crop skinny jean with button and zip fly closure.
  • 73% Cotton, 25% Polyester, 2% Spandex
  • Machine Wash Cold
  • Import

3. Free People Slim Slouch Ankle Crop Jean  $49.95

  • Slouchy cropped boyfriend-style jeans with destroyed detailing on front.
  • 5-pocket style with zipper and button fly closure.
  • Cool faded denim look.
  • We love wearing this pair low on the hip, cuffed at the bottom, and paired with a feminine heel.

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A Blissful Bride

“Marriage is the virtuous exploration of love in its purest form and pleasure in its highest state.” 

-Fawn Weaver

Blissful love turns into a lifelong partnership; two individuals brought together by the power of our Universe, needs to be celebrated, cherished and remembered. A wedding fairy tale can be however the marrying couple wish it to be. Let’s not forget that at the end of the day, a bride to be still wants to look her very best on this special day, and her dress must match her wants, needs, and desires. Congratulations to my beautiful friend Melissa, this one is for you!!!

Please CLICK on dress images for product details, shipping and returns information, thank you!

1. A-line Strapless Satin Dress  $173.99

This cute A-line dress is strapless and made of satin. Knee length. Available in other colors showed on the color card,and available from size 2 to size 28.Please select the color,and if you don’t,the one shown on the picture will be your choice.

2. Attractive White Strapless Satin Chiffon Wedding Gown  $392.99

The Exquisite Satin Organza Chapel Train Empire Strapless Wedding Dress With Beaded Embroidery is one of our classical strapless wedding dresses category. This attractive wedding gown features its strapless design. The wrap waistline perfectly show your slim figure. The a-line silhouette design makes this dress more charming. It is made of satin and chiffon.

3.  Chiffon Strapless Sleeveless Dress With Pleats  $166.49

The Chiffon Strapless Sleeveless  Dress With Pleats is one of our cute bridesmaid dresses category. This fabulous dress features its pleated bodice, A-line silhouette with strapless neckline, floor length and made of chiffon. This dress is available in other colors shown on the color card,and available from size 2 to size 28. Please select the color,and if you don’t, the one shown on the picture will be your choice. 

4. Classic Chiffon Sweetheart Knee-length Sash  Dress  $127.99

The Classic Chiffon Sweetheart Knee-length Sash Bridesmaid Dress is one of our wonderful bridesmaid dresses category. This dress features its strapless and knee length design. A classic statement will be created. Our collection of bridesmaids dresses features a stunning array of colors and styles to suit all body shapes.

5.  Elegant Chiffon Sweetheart Tea-length Bridesmaid Dress  $82.49

The Elegant Chiffon Sweetheart dress features its strapless and sweetheart neckline, A-line silhouette. Tea length skirt and made of satin. The elegant movement is created. Choose our bridesmaid dresses from floor length to just below the knee.

6. Glamorous Satin Spaghetti Straps Tea-length  Dress  $200.49

The Glamorous Satin Spaghetti Straps Tea-length Dress is one of our wonderful bridesmaid dresses category. The bridesmaid dresses are usually made of satin, chiffon satin and taffeta.

7.  Ivory A-line Strapless Satin Wedding Dress For Bride  $255.99

The Strapless Satin A-Line Corset Wedding Dress With Embroidery is one of our exquisite formal wedding dresses. One-piece and full A-line wedding dress with corset closure design.Beading adorns the bodice in stunning fashion.Satin is gathered to create a frothy skirt adding to this incredibly romantic look. A-line silhouette wedding dresses are also referred to as princess wedding dresses because of their charming design.

8.  Lovely Satin Spaghetti Straps Tea-length Bridesmaid Dress  $170.00

The Lovely Satin Spaghetti Straps Tea-length Bridesmaid Dress is one of the wonderful bridesmaid dresses category. A-line with a beautiful sash embellishment at the waist.

9.  Pearl Bandeau Halter Evening Gown  $125.99

An elegant bandeau halter neckline defines this silky formal gown from Issue New York. This formal dress is finished with a gathered waistband and subtle front bodice keyhole. The approximate length from the top center back to the hem is 50 inches. Measurement Guide Women’s Sizing Guide All measurements are approximate and may vary by size.

10. Chiffon Sweetheart Floor-length Ruffles Bridesmaid Dress  $137.49

This beautiful dress features its strapless a-line silhouette,sweetheart neckline with a pin on the split front and empire waist design highlighting that perfect shape. Made of romantic chiffon. This dress is available in other colors shown on the color card,and available from size 2 to size 28. Please select the color,and if you don’t,the one shown on the picture will be your choice.

11. Halter Knee-length Pleats Bridesmaid Dress  $160.49

The Lovely Halter Knee-length Pleats Bridesmaid Satin Dress.  A-line, sleeveless and compliments all shapes.

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5 Most Wanted Items!

Back to School Shopping is here, why not get a jump-start by being ready ahead of time?  Below you’ll find the HOTTEST products wanted. Have fun shopping, for ordering and details please click on images.

1. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 10 Inch 1.2GHZ 4GB WIFI 1080P HDMI Kocaso MID netbook tablet – M1050-KOCASO

This branded Android MID M1050 has a 10.1 screen with high-resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, WiFi, 3D accelerator, Google Android 4.0 OS, Long Life Rechargeable Battery, Mini USB Port, TF Card slot, 3.5mm Headphone socket, built-in Microphone, built-in Camara, HDMI Port, DC-5V Port, support for video file playback, adobe flash, youtube, google talk, msn talk, and various kinds of 3D games.

Sale Price $198.99

2. Kipling Challenger II Backpack BP3761600 – Red

KIP2086: Features: -Made of Water Resistant 420 Denier Nylon.-Zippered main compartment with padded back panel and base.-Zipped-front pocket contains an open pocket, 2 pen sleeves and an internal key clasp.-Additional external zippered pocket on front.-Adjustable padded shoulder straps and top grip carry handle.-Swing monkey clip. Dimensions: dimensions: 14.25” H x 10.25” W x 8.25” D.

Sale Price $59.99

3. Samsung Galaxy SIII GT-i9300 16GB – Unlocked – Marble White

Intuitive, stylish and simple to use, the Samsung Galaxy S III smart phone delivers a personalized, seamless mobile experience that helps your day run smoothly whether it’s time for work, family or play. At last, here s a smart phone that recognizes your voice, understands your intentions, and lets you create and share precious moments instantly. The Galaxy S III offers one of the most sophisticated interactive mobile experiences to date.

Special Price $629.00

4. Personalized Ride Around Town Train Set with Table

Features: two bins for convenient storage.-Large enough to accommodate multiple playing children.-Made of wood.-compatible with Thomas and Friends wooden train sets and Brio wooden train sets.-Other Imagination Express toys from KidKraft available separately. Includes: includes one hundred colorful train pieces, buildings and accessories, moveable crane, airport with runway and helipad and hospital with ambulance.

Special Price $139.00

5. 26 Ladies Sanctuary Bike

The Schwinn Ladies 26 Sanctuary Cruiser has a steel cruiser frame and handlebar that offers a comfortable riding position; while the Schwinn quality wide padded cruiser saddle softens the ride. The rear coaster brake provides easy stopping. Alloy wheels will keep you rolling, the classic Schwinn rear rack provides convenience; and fenders allow you to ride in all-weather. Schwinn – Quality Bikes for the Whole Family.

Special Price $178.95

Please CLICK on product images for details and ordering. Now, are you ready for School??? Hold on to your Kipling while Schwinn riding, no Galaxy talking, nor YouTube  creating Thomas the tank engine ads!!!

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Five Awesome Products Part 1

Summer is fast approaching, are you ready to unleash the Goddess in you? Have you purchased the bare necessities to a more beautiful, sexy, and stylish you? If not, don’t worry, it’s never to late to shop!

Today, I’d like to share with you, my top five products. For product information, purchasing, and shipping  please CLICK on the product  image of your choice.

1. The Multiple Multi-Purpose Stick

NARS – $39.00

Orgasm:  Peachy pink with shimmer

The original multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body.  Its unique, creamy formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer color for creating shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.  Creates perfect, glowing complexions and is conveniently designed for failproof application.

  • The original multifunction color stick
  • Mistake-proof color; quick and easy to apply
  • Sheer, natural finish for eyes, cheeks and lips

2. Classic Lip Gloss with Timestrip Technology

CARGO – $22.00

Whistler (sheer pinky peach)

The same classic CARGO Lip Gloss formulation favored by make-up artists and celebrities is now packaged with a convenient Timestrip® component so you can monitor its freshness.  What’s more, the iconic, award-winning and non-sticky CARGO Classic Lip Gloss formula is now paraben-free.

Why  Timestrip™?

  • Cosmetics, like food, have an expiry date.  For lip gloss we recommend keeping it for nine months after opening.  But how can you remember how long it has been open?  That is where Timestrip® comes in.
  • Timestrip® is a strip that remembers when a product was first opened and alerts you when it is no longer wise to use it.
  • Simply insert the Timestrip® into the cap and it is immediately activated.  As the months go by the Timestrip® window gradually turns red.  When the entire window is red it is time to replace your gloss!!

Features:

  • CARGO’s iconic, award-winning formulation in a convenient tube and want format with a cap that features the innovative Timestrip® Technology
  • A silky, hydrating and non-sticky texture that is synonymous with our glosses and is a favorite with clients, make-up artists and celebrities alike
  • Nourishing ingredients care for sensitive skin
  • Available in 8 pretty shades – Dusseldorf (shimmering mauve pink), Venice (shimmering brick),Alexandria (soft neutral pink), Tobago (soft melon), Big Sur (pink coral), Luxor (copper),Whistler (peach champagne)

Key Ingredients – Paraben Free:

  • Rosemary:
    • Rosemary extract is known as an effective antioxidant, helping to fight the damaging effects of free radicals
    • A wonderful conditioner for the lips, providing moisturizing and soothing benefits
    • Contributes to our lip glosses smooth, non-sticky formulation
  • Sunflower Seed Oil
    • Expressed from sunflower seeds this nourishing oil acts as a barrier to protect skin from the environment
  • Vitamin E
    • A powerful anti-oxidant that helps the skin fight the damaging effects of the environment
    • Helps to moisturize the skin and sooth dry lips

3. Narrow Glammed Up Leather Headwrap

L. Erickson – $54.00

The L. Erickson Glammed Up Leather Headwrap will attract attention with its sparkling crystals and metal chains.

This eye-catching piece boasts a Genuine leather band for added glamour. Promises to update your style and show off your no fear attitude. Thick elastic closure for a firm, long lasting hold.

Product Features:

  • Imported by L. Erickson
  • Genuine leather, chain and crystals
  • For all hair types
  • Indie chic attitude
  • Dimensions: ¾”

4.  Medium Flat Pouch

Stephanie Johnson –  $20.00

The Stephanie Johnson  Flat Pouch, Main Street Orange

Evoking a 1950’s-era soda fountain, back-to-basics zip pouches in Main Street Orange pay homage to vintage Americana. Ultra-sleek medium size flat pouch provides hassle-free storage for hair ties, band-aids, makeup essentials and even jewelry.

Product Features:

  • Luscious cherry patent sparkle PVC lined in copper nylon.
  • Accented with our signature gold “S” logo studs.
  • simplicity never looked so stunning!

5.  Sunglasses

Prada Brown Lens, Brown – $245.00

PRADA  22MS Sunglasses, Brown Lens, Brown 1 p

The hallmark styling of this world-renowned fashion leader denotes high quality with a dedication to innovation and a strong tradition of craftsmanship.

Prada is synonymous with an understated style that has always anticipated, and often dictated, new trends. Prada sunglasses use only the finest materials to strike the ideal balance of form and function.


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Here’s a Quick Guide to Get Over a Hangover

Happy New Year and Welcome 2012!!!

Having said goodbye to 2011 we welcome 2012 with open arms!!! How did you celebrate this milestone? Did you hang out with family, friends, or both? Did you attend a party maybe? Or did you enjoy down time with your significant other? Please share with us what your plans were and how you felt the following day =)

As we toasted our achievements, challenges, laughter or tears with a glass of Champagne, (or a few more), how did you feel the next day? Did you wake up with a hangover? Hey, we’re adults right? So we can have more than a glass, correct? Of course we can, but moderation is key and let’s remember the effects of alcohol to our mind and body. Is waking up with a massive hangover worth the celebrations? How can we prevent this from happening? Well, continue reading and I’ll share a few important tips with all of you which may help prevent possible headaches, nausea, dizziness, dehydration, and depression.

Prevention

  • Prior to a fun-filled night, make sure you eat a well-balanced meal, never drink on an empty stomach.
  • Load up on your vitamins, especially a B-complex supplement.
  • Drink plenty of water while you drink, easy way to intake  it have a full glass of H2O after each alcoholic beverage; avoid dehydration.
  • Avoid mixing your alcohol, keep it clear and sugar less, (sugary drinks make hangovers much worse).
  • If possible, eat while you drink, appetizers or mixed nuts.

Advice

  • If you failed to follow the steps above and are feeling lousy the next day, go out and get some fresh air.
  • Avoid curing the hangover with further drinking, this action may be dangerous and could lead to unhealthy habits of continuous drinking.
  • Carbohydrates can alleviate hangover symptoms; a good solution is a banana milkshake, bananas are high in potassium and milk may help soothe the stomach by coating the inner layers, make sure you add honey, which raises lowered blood sugar (reason why you may feel dizzy).

Hot Deals!!

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Here’s a Quick Way to Heal your Lips

Napoleon Dynamite : “My lips hurt real bad!”

Classic! This one liner is by far one of the best quotes out there, why?  Because I can relate to it, considering my skin is sensitive and prone to allergies, my lips are also, what works for me? Carmex of course! Over the years I’ve tried and experimented with many different products, leaving my lips flaky, sticky, and most of all peeling … ugh … if you’re anything like me you can understand my frustration and at times annoyance towards the skin care industry, grrr! Lol!

Last year, around Christmas time, a good friend of mine re-introduced me to an old faithful product “Carmex” … perhaps she was tired of looking at my crackling lips? Maybe, but whatever the reason was, my overall look benefited by a million! This is not a joke, think about it, when you interact with people what do you notice first? Not being shallow here, just honest and truthful. I notice lips, eyes, and brows … so if you have severely chapped lips speaking can be difficult and at times painful.

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm, 0.35 oz

My love and loyalty for carmex doesn’t stop at the usual tube, but it carries to their new cosmetic lip line as well, and I truly like the new tinted lip care, if you’re a woman like me who cannot wear many lipsticks or glosses, this is a perfect alternative until your lips heal or you find the right product.

Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm with SPF 15, Sheer Peach Tint

I hope these products help you as much as they’ve helped me, would love to hear your feedback and advice! Thank you for stopping by and as always “Pass the Blog”!!!

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Your 6 Types

Awesome Eyelashes ….

“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,

because that is the doorway to her heart,

the place where love resides.”
~ Audrey Hepburn

The beauty industry is over saturated with products, with so many choices, how do you know what’s the best bang for your buck? Mascara is used, replaced, and bought more frequently than other items.  Beautiful, luscious lashes impact our facial expression by enhancing eye color and brow shape, so …  how do you pick the right one? What are the pros of a good mascara?

Today, I would like to share with you, my personal guide of “What to look for in choosing a mascara.”

  • Mascara products should never  flake, (this causes the under eye area to look dirty, giving a tired look, even if you’re well rested).
  • Product should never clump up; if it does, how can you apply it smoothly to the lashes?  Not happening … they will look muddy and uneven.
  • Mascara wands are also important, they should be easy to use and need to extend and separate lashes effortlessly, (this saves time in our daily  make-up routine).
  • Make sure the tube closes correctly, if not, the product will be ruined because it will dry up … there goes your money in the trash … uuggghh …
  • At the end of each day wash your face, by removing all of your make-up; this includes the eyes and lashes, if you’re having great difficulty in removing your mascara, toss the tube away, proper lash cleansing is imperative to great looking eyes and clear skin.
  • Only because one product costs more than the other doesn’t mean it’s any better or will last longer, do your research by comparing ingredients, remember that ideally you should replace mascara tubes every 4 weeks to avoid eye infections.
  • NEVER share your mascara with anyone! Bacteria can be transmitted and will contaminate the product possibly causing infections.

Hopefully this information has helped you when choosing mascara for your beautiful lashes! Please leave your valuable feedback/opinion/or choice, I would love to hear from you!

$22.00
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Mascara by Revitalash (Espresso-Black/Brown)


$26.69
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Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara Waterproof – 090 Black – 11.5ml-0.38oz


$29.00
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Chanel Inimitable Multi Dimensional Mascara – 30 Noir-Brun – 6g-0.21oz


$14.50
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Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara 01 Black


$24.50
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Clarins Wonder Volume Mascara 01 Wonder Black

$18.00
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Vincent Longo Mascara, Black .32 oz (9 g)

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Organic Remedies

Organic is Vibrant well-being

Fruits and vegetables are imperative for our well-being, before antibiotics, our ancestors relied upon Mother Nature for effective and safe remedies. Healthy skin is achieved from within, I would like to share a few recipe treatments using of my favorite  healing foods.

Pineapple

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Speeds up tissue repair
  • Protects bones
  • Energizing
  • Immunity booster

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, manganese, and bromelain. If your skin is dry, soak it in warm water for 10 minutes, cut a piece of pineapple peel and place it flesh-side down on the area, (miracle worker for dry heels), you may secure it with ace bandages, leave over night. When removing the dressing, gently peel it back, soak the area in warm water for 5 minutes, and dry. You may repeat this up to 3 nights, resulting in amazingly soft skin!

Pumpkin Seeds

  • Promotes prostate health
  • Fights fatigue
  • Aids memory
  • Helps skin complexion

What a great snack! Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, iron, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and B-complex vitamins. Excellent snack, easy to carry around and super healthy!

Slippery Elm

  • Soothes digestive tract
  • Eases colic
  • Emollient
  • Soothes sore throat
  • Calms irritated skin

Slippery elm is a soothing herb, used internally may help prevent digestive problems, crohn’s disease, and colitis. Used topically, slippery elm soothes wounds, burns, itchy and irritated skin. Cleanse the skin, then apply this soothing magical herb to the area and leave for 5 minutes, repeat as needed.

Milk

  • First-class protein
  • Strengthens bones
  • Rich in calcium

Milk does the body and skin good! Full of calcium, vitamin-B, iron and zinc, some studies have shown it may be good for the brain, nourishes the skin, reduces liver’s production of cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. How about a milk & honey bath lotion? Simply add half a cup of milk, 2 eggs, 3 tbls oil, 2 tsp honey, 2 tsp organic shampoo and 1 tbsp vodka in a bowl, mix together and pour in a glass bottle. You may add 3-4 tablespoons to bath water. (Keep the home-made lotion in the fridge, and use within 3-5 days)

Tea Tree

  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Treats skin infections
  • Used for oral infections

Tea tree is an effective remedy for a brad range of ailments, especially fungal and skin problems like acne, insect bites, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, ringworm, sore throats, may help combat gum disease, and useful for colds. Tea tree skin wash is amazing, make your own! 1 tsp dried or 2 tsp fresh tea tree leaves and 1 cup of freshly boiled water. Steep the herbs in water for 10 minutes, then strain. Leave it to cool, then bathe the skin of affected area, repeat as needed.

Do you have any treatments you would like to share with all of us? Please do so below!

Thank You for reading!


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The Secret Moisturizer?

Winter, this is one is for you ! 🙂

A good friend asked  “who makes an efficient and affordable moisturizer?“… hmmm … thinking of  great and efficient products including moisturizers, $$$ signs come to mind. It is what it is; however, let me share a few tips, hoping to make a difference in your product selection and purchase.

A few questions came to me, such as:

Do we have to pay high dollars for hydrated skin? Well, it’s a personal choice depending on your budget.

Is the skin care industry saturated with big promises and little results? It sure is!

How can you be sure you won’t develop a reaction to a product? You’ll find the answer below 🙂

I don’t feel it’s fair for companies to advertise, push costly and ineffective products, by bombarding us with cheesy pink and neon green ads, claiming to erase wrinkles in 3-weeks, or your money back is absurd! Who has the time to buy products, use them, and if not liked, package them up, go to the post office and return them? Did you know it takes 3-4 weeks for cells to regenerate, making it difficult for an individual to see/feel any difference? My conclusion, (or opinion), 30 days money back guarantees are essentially worthless.

Please understand any products mentioned in this blog, are items I personally use and believe in. Now, let’s get back to moisturizing, what makes one brand more effective than another? Together, let’s answer a few essential questions.

Q: Do you know your skin?

A: If your skin feels dry and tight around your eyes and cheeks, you need to moisturize. If the answer is no, perhaps you can avoid this item, why over moisturize when the skin’s ph is normal or oily? Over-moisturizing is bad for your skin, leaving you with a shiny, greasy look (not the pretty one either).

Q: What’s the difference between a good moisturizer and a bad one?

A: Depending on your skin type, you may need more humectant ingredients, (which elevates the hydration of the skin to minimize the dehydrating effect of some active ingredients like corticoids), or emollients in your moisturizer, ( substances that soften and soothe the skin. They are used to correct dryness and scaling of the skin. They are a key component in the manufacture of lipstick, lotions, and other cosmetic products).

Often used humectants ingredients include the following: sodium hyaluronate; glycerin; sorbitol; butylene glycol; sodium PCA; etc.

There are many emollients agents, for example: sunflower oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil; plant oils; mineral oils; shea, cocoa butter; lanolin; fats such as caprylic triglycerides; silicone and similar ingredients, help guard moisture and protects the skin.

Q: What about fragrance and preservatives?

A: Well, both of these agents may cause skin irritation, breakouts, rashes and so on. Fragrance is not hard to avoid; however, preservatives are, so my advice is to find a fragrant free product that works for your skin type and budget.

Over moisturizing has negative effects on the skin, clogging  pores with unnecessary products will leave your complexion looking dull and prone to breakouts. Always consult a physician if blemishes persist, or change shape, use your best judgement.

Below are a few products I love, check out my slideshow: Guinot, Biodroga, Babor, Nivea, Neutrogena, Oil of Olay, and Burt’s Bee.

Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoyed this little blog about moisturizers, your feedback and comments are welcome! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to please “Pass the blog”!


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Fillers

Beauty  ….

What is beauty? Allure, physical attractiveness, good looks, grace, or style? You tell me, enlighten me with your definition of such term. Beauty is perceived differently by all of us, making it easy for us to like different types of people. Every age has its own beauty, we need to embrace and cherish our inner and outer elegance, unfortunately we don’t. We are our own worse critic, we pick, hide, and complain about imperfections, very much unknown to the outside world; in front of the mirror we pull, tuck, and stretch our skin, hoping it will appear tighter, smoother, and perhaps plumper. Society has made coming of aging unacceptable, we look for quick fixes, from facials, peels, and fillers, we are thriving for perfection, which doesn’t exist.

Fillers

Q: Do fillers really remove years?

A: Yes, but the results are temporary.

1. Which are the most common areas fillers are used on?

  • Chin Creases
  • Uneven Brows
  • Dropping corners of the mouth
  • Muscle bands of the neck
  • Crow’s feet (outside eye-corners)
  • Marionette lines
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lines on the bridge of the nose
  • Deep expression lines

2. Possible side effects?

Always check with your doctor prior any procedure, safety and well-being are more important than beauty.

The crow’s-feet area is a bit pesky, the skin is thinner and the muscle causing the wrinkles is quiet strong, which may cause the treatment to go wrong, by pushing the solution in different parts of the face resulting in deeper wrinkles and a possibility of uneven skin around the injected area.

3. What kind of fillers are available?

There are more than 70 different types of fillers on the market, consult with your doctor by asking questions in ensuring the best choice for you.

The most common fillers are :

  • Botox
  • Juvederm
  • Hylaform
  • Captique
  • Radiesse
  • Restylene
  • Collagen
  • Fat Fascia Dermis (your own fat, which is the best option and less expensive)
  • Liquid Silicone
  • Poly-L-Acid known as Sculptra (currently only available for HIV – patients)

Beauty is beauty, but if a treatment or two makes a person feel better about themselves, I say go for it, why not? Keep it in moderation, be healthy and happy!

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