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Finding the Best Doctor for Your Breast Surgery

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Hot Topics | 0 comments

 Sponsored One of the best things about making the decision to have your breast surgery at CosmetiCare is that they have the best doctors in the industry. When it came to finding a doctor to have my breast surgery (mastopexy) I did a lot of doctor research. I knew that I wanted to have the best doctor in Orange County, which I quickly learned are all at CosmetiCare, but I also wanted to feel comfortable with the doctor I selected. I had my first consultation with a nurse at CosmetiCare who talked to me about what I wanted to have done, and we discussed the different options. She was very informative and talked to me about the different types of implants, whether I wanted to have implants or mastopexy, and she talked about the different doctors they have in...

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Belli Skincare Products

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 Sample received One of the hardest things that I struggle with is acne. I do not have terrible acne, but I am always looking for ways to make it better. Recently, my mom received products called Belli Skin Care. The products are designed for pregnant women, but since my mom isn’t having a baby, she wasn’t going to use them. If the product is gentle enough for a pregnant woman’s skin, I figured that it would be gentle enough for my young skin. I was happy with the face kit I was using, but I decided that it couldn’t hurt to try a new product. I started using it, and I saw results in the first few days. There is really no steps to this process. They have multiple products, and the ones I used were Facial Hydrator, Facial...

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Finally Feeling Confident in a Swimsuit

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Hot Topics | 0 comments

 Sponsored After having my last baby, I have never felt comfortable wearing a swimsuit in public. Every time that I would take my children to the pool or the beach; I would never take off my cover-up. Why? I never liked the way that my sagging breasts looked in swimwear. I had purchased many different swimwear styles. Had professional swimsuit fittings at expensive swimwear stores, and still never had the confidence I needed to feel good in my skin. Since I love spending almost every summer day with my children at the beach, I finally got tired of always sitting under an umbrella watching my children have all the fun just because I lacked self-confidence in wearing a swimsuit in public. At the end of last year, I made an appointment with Dr. Niccole at CosmetiCare to get a...

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Erasing My Breast Surgery Scars

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Hot Topics | 3 comments

 Sponsored After having my mastopexy (breast lift), I have been diligently using different products to prevent scarring. Although I have been doing everything possible to erase my breast surgery scars, I wasn’t successful in having them disappear completely following my surgery with just creams/gels alone. During one of my follow-up consultations with Dr. Niccole, he recommended that I have a V-Beam laser treatment done to fully erase the surgical lines from my breasts. Almost everyone who makes the investment of having their breasts done, uses the V-Beam laser to have their surgical lines erased. Once you’ve spent a couple of thousand dollars to get beautiful breasts, why not spend a couple of hundred dollars more, to erase the signs that you had any surgery? The V-Beam laser is a 3-part process. You’ll have it done once a month for...

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Get Flawless Skin with Skin Pi

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Beauty | 0 comments

 Samples received As I have gotten older, caring for my skin is one of my number one priorities. I am always trying new skincare products, and doing whatever I can to reduce the signs of aging. I was recently introduced to a new skincare line that has some of the best face masks that I have ever used called Skin Pi. The Orange County-based company was started by an OC Mom, Goby Liu who was a former runway model who learned the best ways to care for her skin. Once she became a mother, she wanted to create a skincare line that was effective, easy-to-use, and safe if it gets transferred to your baby’s sensitive skin. Over the past couple of weeks, I have incorporated the Skin Pi Exfoliation Scrub and Hydrating Face Mask into my daily skincare routine,...

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Organic Super Food Face Mask

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Beauty | 0 comments

 Sample Received Ever since I have entered my tween/teen years, I have been caring a lot more about my face and skin. My favorite way to take care of my face is by using masks. I think masks are the best way to cleanse and hydrate your skin. Over this winter my face has been extremely dry, that is why I turned to the InLight Organic SkinCare Products. When my mom showed me their products, I was so excited to use one of them. We both settled on ordering the Super Food Face Mask. When the face mask came in the mail, I was overly happy. You are probably thinking “Why would she be so happy about a face mask?” but you will get the same feeling when you order yours. We took a couple of pictures and then...

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Ultimate Night Cream: Bellatorra

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 Sample received As I am approaching my 40’s, it is more important than ever to care for my skin and use high-quality products. I have tried many skincare products over the past year, trying to find one that I truly see makes a difference in the overall look and feel of my skin, and haven’t had much luck until recently discovering the Bellatorra product line. I started by using the Bellatorra cellular repair night cream every night for one week. Within the first days of using the product, I immediately noticed a difference in my skin tone. It felt softer than before, and the fine lines were less apparent. The product contains Torra48 which is a 48-hour advanced delivery system that was created after years of intensive research and development. It has been set up to target multiple signs...

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Tips for Finding the Perfect Bra after a Breast Lift

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Hot Topics, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sponsored Before having my mastopexy (breast lift) everyone told me that the hardest part following the surgery was going to be finding the perfect bra, and they were right. These are some tips from my experience to help you with finding the perfect bra after your breast lift. When you come home from your surgery, you’ll be wearing a surgical bra. You’ll want to wear this for about the first week following your surgery. Once your doctor advises that it is alright to wear your own bra, you can start bra shopping. I recommend getting a bra that has a full front zip for the second to the third week following your surgery. My doctor advised me that I could wear any bra just as long as it did not have an underwire, and the front zip bra made...

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New Year and New Lashes

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Beauty, Featured, Giveaways | 8 comments

 We visited as a guest As mom’s, it is important to take time to spoil ourselves once in awhile. We work so hard to care for our families that we all deserve some pampering from time to time. Ever since I started wearing hair extensions (almost ten years ago), I have wanted to try eyelash extensions. All of my friends who have them look fabulous and the best part is that they never have to wear mascara in the morning. Once we wrapped up the busyness of the holidays, I made an appointment at Amazing Lash Studio Monarch Beach. When I arrived at the lash studio, I was immediately in love. The studio has a spa-like vibe, and the staff made me feel comfortable in one of their plush chairs while going through the process with me. While sipping...

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Jumpstart Your Health in the New Year

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Health | 0 comments

 We have partnered with NB Cleanse Many people share the same New Year’s Resolution of wanting to lose weight. In 2016, I was able to lose 30 pounds, and I have a goal of losing my remaining 20 pounds in 2017. Since I have lost the weight, I have more energy and a better outlook on life. How did I do it? I wasn’t alone. At the beginning of the year, I cut out a lot of sugars and limited my dairy. I was eating small meals throughout the day, and wouldn’t eat past 6 pm. Plus, I drank a ton of water. It was going great until I plateaued at 20 pounds and stopped losing weight. I knew that I needed to do something else, and I wanted to lose the remaining 10 pounds before having my breast...

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Preventing Scarring After a Breast Surgery

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family, Health | 0 comments

 I am a CosmetiCare Ambassador One of the biggest concerns that I had following my mastopexy (breast lift) with Doctor Niccole at CosmetiCare was the scarring. A mastopexy is a lot more invasive than a breast augmentation, but both surgeries have incisions that need to be treated to preventing scarring following the surgery. The day that I got my Steri-Strips off my incisions, the nurse talked to me about the different options that I had to prevent scarring. The first thing that she recommended was that I use Silagen gel twice a day on my incisions. She told me that it is important to use a product that is made with 100% pure silicone gel to help prevent the scarring. Along with using the Silagen twice a day, she recommended that I apply Silagen self-adhesive silicone gel sheeting every...

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Best Boutique Blowdry Bar in OC: Lavender Salon

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Giveaways | 1 comment

 We visited as a guest of the venue The one thing that I wish I were good at doing is styling my hair. Unfortunately, whenever I attempt to style my hair for a big event, it ends in a disaster. I am so thankful that blowdry bars have been invented because they have helped me to look fabulous when attending a special event or premiere. Unfortunately, a lot of local “chain” blowdry bar salons have not been providing the same high-quality service that they once did, and while getting a recent blowdry, the stylist pulled too hard and damaged my hair extensions. Since I still need a stylist to blowdry my hair on a regular basis, I went on the hunt to find the best boutique blowdry bar in Orange County, and I was so lucky to find it...

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Try on a Breast Lift Before You Get it

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored You are going to take a nude picture of me and upload it to the internet? The minute that I heard the nurse at CosmetiCare ask to take a picture of my nude breasts to get a before/after simulation of the breast lift and augmentation I was wanting to have done, I was slightly terrified. I have watched films like “Sex Tape” and others where videos or photos have ended up in the wrong hands, and I was worried at first. The staff at CosmetiCare put all my fears to rest and assured me that all photos that are uploaded to New Look Now online software is completely HIPAA compliant – meaning that it won’t go further than you and the doctor. So, I stepped outside of my comfort zone and let them take a picture of my...

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Girlfriends Guide to a Breast Lift

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family, Health | 0 comments

 Sponsored It has been three weeks since I had my mastopexy (breast lift) with Dr. Niccole at CosmetiCare, and I’m finally starting to feel like myself again. At first, I was nervous about publicly talking about my procedure, because it is something that nobody seems to talk a lot about having done. After going public with news of my breast surgery, I was overwhelmed with how many women have had it done or are wanting to have it done. The one thing that I wish that I had was advice from a friend who had gone through the same surgery as mine, so I wrote this guide to all of you who are thinking about having a breast lift. This is what you need to know: A mastopexy is much different than an augmentation. All of my friends who...

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Pacific Waters Spa – An Evening of Pampering

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue Who likes going to the spa? We do! Last week we had the luxury of celebrating with Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt in Huntington Beach, CA It’s a lovely annual treat that Pacific Waters Spa hosts as a thank you to their loyal patrons. It’s a festive, social evening throughout the spa; allowing you time to meander through a variety of spaces while discovering pampering opportunities. Women casually sipping wine, laughing and talking while learning about featured facial products and fun takeaway items to sample at home. My favorite was the spa’s mini samplings of their daily services; giving us the opportunity to try a mini massage and/or facial. We signed up for the mini HydraFacial; a non-invasive resurfacing of the skin with no downtime. It’s true! No downtime; no...

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72 Hours After a Mastopexy

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family | 1 comment

 Sponsored (excuse any typos..I’m still not 100% myself) I was initially going to write this 24 hours following my mastopexy (breast lift), but I was still coming down from anesthesia, hyped up on Norco, and my words just didn’t seem to make much sense. So, here I am sharing about what the past 72 hours have been like following my procedure at CosmetiCare. Over the past 72 hours, I have felt a whirlwind of emotions. I always have trouble with anesthesia and was grateful to only have a couple of cases of vomiting before leaving the surgery center following my procedure. In my pre-op appointment, the nurse had advised me that I might have drains following the surgery, and I was super upset when I first saw the bloody tubes coming out of my breasts. The first night, my...

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You’re Invited to CosmetiCare BeautyLand Event

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Events | 0 comments

 We are honored to be a CosmetiCare Ambassador Join Orange County’s leading medspa, CosmetiCare, for its open house signature event, BeautyLand. This intimate experience gives you an insider’s look into CosmetiCare’s seven signature rooms, where you can learn more about non-invasive beauty treatments through demonstrations of techniques to correct wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, uneven tone and pigmentation, rosacea and more. The beauty of youthful, ageless skin is not only possible, it can be yours. Of course delicious hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine will be flowing. Plus, there will be amazing event-exclusive specials and prizes. WHAT: CosmetiCare’s Second Annual BeautyLand Event WHEN: Thursday, November 17th with tours at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 p.m. WHERE: 1101 Bayside Drive Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92625 CosmetiCare is the only medspa in Orange County we trust caring for our skin, and we guarantee...

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Relaxing in Hollywood

Posted by on Oct 8, 2016 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue When we think of Hollywood, most of us think of the hustle and bustle down the busy streets of Hollywood Blvd. where characters line the streets and bumper to bumper cars light up the sky. But, nestled on 925 N. La Brea Avenue you’ll find Burke Williams, the ultimate place to relax! With an old school Hollywood feel Burke Williams creates a space that is both quaint and glamorous. Filled with an array of treatments that can allow you to escape the rush of your day, they have the perfect treatment for the tired tourist, the busy 9 to 5’er and the overworked Mom. If you don’t have time for a long treatment, the conservatory offers just the place for a mini treatment. Found in the conservatory, hot stones are used...

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Mother and Daughter Pampering at Images

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Health | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue As the summer came to an end, I took the time to have quality one-on-one time with each of my children before they went back to school. Since my daughter loves to have her nails done, I surprised her on the last day of summer with an afternoon of pampering at Images Luxury Nail Lounge in Irvine. When we arrived at the salon, we felt all our stresses of daily life quickly drift away. It was one of the most beautiful nail salons that we have visited, and the staff greeted us with a glass of fresh water before bringing us to our massage chairs. Since my daughter was going to be starting seventh grade, I finally let her get her first gel manicure. She has been asking me to get...

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Breast Augmentation Virtual Consultation

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family, Health | 0 comments

 Sponsored Last week, I shared with all of you about how I want to have my breast fixed. I have been a mix of emotions since finally making the decision to have it done and made the choice to have a virtual consultation for my breast augmentation vs. coming into the CosmetiCare office. I thought I might feel more comfortable taking my top off to be looked at in the comfort of my home, and I loved that they had the option of a virtual consultation. I called CosmetiCare and made an appointment to have the consultation with Dr. Niccole who is well-known for being the best plastic surgeon in Orange County. Since I have already had multiple procedures done in the CosmetiCare med spa, I felt comfortable with my decision to have the work done with Dr. Niccole....

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