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I Loved Nursing But it Destroyed My Breasts

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Health, Hot Topics | 0 comments

 Sponsored Having children takes its toll on a mother’s body. When my oldest son was adopted, I wanted the best for him. I wanted him to have the best nutrition possible, so I met with a lactation consultant who assisted me with bringing in a milk supply to try and breastfeed him. I took special supplements and pumped, and pumped, and pumped the life out of my breasts attempting to produce milk, and was unsuccessful. Then when my youngest child was born biologically, I again tried to breastfeed and was successful. I was so successful with nursing that I nursed my youngest son for almost three years. Once I was finished breastfeeding him, my breasts were lifeless, droopy, and rested on my stomach without support. I have never felt the same about my body since nursing. I feel less...

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Five Reasons to Try Botox

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Health, Hot Topics | 0 comments

 I am a CosmetiCare Ambassador It has been almost a year since first trying Botox. Over the past year, I have found that I have only needed to “refresh” my skin twice with more units, and have noticed a huge difference the overall look and feel of my skin. Love the way you look The main reason why I began using Botox was that I wanted to love the way I once looked in the mirror. Since I have blue eyes and fair skin, I have seen such a significant amount of premature aging around my eyes, and since starting Botox a year ago, I saw those fine lines begin to diminish. Instead of avoiding looking at myself in the mirror, I’ve found myself looking in the mirror like I did when I was in my 20’s. Reverse the...

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Mother Daughter Facials at CosmetiCare

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We are a CosmetiCare Ambassador As my daughter has started to become a teenager, it has become necessary for me to teach her how to care for her skin. Not only do I want her to care for her skin, but I also want be a good example by having healthy skincare habits and getting facials on a regular basis. Ever since I have begun having skincare treatments at CosmetiCare, I have noticed an increase in my self-confidence, and my skin is always glowing. While getting a facial during the holidays, I talked with the esthetician about the break-outs that my daughter was experiencing. She offered to use some high-frequency ultrasonic waves on her forehead to help battle the break-out. Within hours, my daughter noticed that the blemishes began to disappear, and she immediately realized why it is important...

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Steps Towards Improving Your Overall Health

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Health | 0 comments

 “This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Colgate blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. While raising three small children, life never slows down. From juggling sports practice to getting a healthy dinner on the table, it’s always been a challenge to finding time for myself. Now that my daughter is becoming a pre-teen, I find it more important than ever to be a good influence and encourage her to live a healthy lifestyle as she becomes a woman. I’ve been taking small steps towards making sure that my overall health is a priority so I can be the best wife and mom possible. With National Women’s Health Week coming up on May 8th through the 14th, Colgate Total® is encouraging women across the country to pledge to put their health...

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Teens First Massage Experience with Zeel

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 Complimentary Treatment Received The only thing I wanted for Mother’s Day was relaxation. Since we are going to be traveling over Mother’s Day, we celebrated a little bit earlier this year. At the top of my Mother’s Day wish list was to get a massage, but I’ve just been too busy to find half a day to spend at a local spa getting a massage. One of my friends had recommended to me a new massage service called Zeel, that will send a highly trained therapist directly to your home. Since my teenage daughter had not yet experienced her first massage, I immediately thought that the perfect way to introduce her to massages would be in the comfort of our home. So, I downloaded the Zeel app and scheduled a mother/daughter couples massage within minutes. The app made scheduling...

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Mother Trucker Co: Hip Hats For OC Moms

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sample received I have never been much of a hat person, but when I got my first Mother Trucker Co hat, I was instantly into hats. Not only was it sooooooo cute, but it was super comfortable. I always thought hats were itchy or annoying, but the Mother Trucker Co hat has now been my all-time favorite headpiece (and I have a LOT)! I love the style too. My hat says #OC, but they have a wide variety of hats that say all different things. One of my favorites if “Kid Life.” Did I mention that some of them come in Glitter? My Mother Trucker Co hat is one of my go-to accessories whenever I need a cute hat or something to cover up my bed head; I can count on My #OC hat. I have been wearing my...

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Five Fun Spring Fashion Looks

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Spring has officially sprung, and I’ve been spending countless hours putting together my new spring fashion looks. While I have come across countless shirts, shorts, and accessories, the Rocky 4EurSole shoes are fashion accessories I can’t live without. I recently purchased a pair of the shoes, and then quickly went to work on putting together some must-have fashion looks for the spring. The sandals are comfortable, fashionable, and versatile for every fashion look. Check out their different shoes online and find out what style feeds your sole, and create the perfect spring fashion look with one of these five fun fashion looks. Night on the Town...

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Making Time for a Quick Wax at Lunchbox

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Health | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue Hey Ladies and Gents! It’s time for spring break and that means I’ll be putting on a bathing suit; you might be too. So in preparation for my upcoming poolside fun, I headed to LunchBOX! What? LunchBOX is one of those names you will be sure to remember after you’ve either read my article or venture in for a service. The most recent Costa Mesa location features great waxing services for both men and women; from eyebrows, to lips, a bikini wax or even a mankini. It’s about keeping things tidy and/or sculpted. On my visit I enjoyed the modern vibe; the decor was fun with pops of pink, grey along with very cool music. I wasn’t sure if I was here for a wax or maybe a lunch with a...

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Skin Care Products for Day or Night

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Beauty, Family | 1 comment

 Samples Received Is your facial regimen working as well for you? I’ve really been challenged with the dryer climate; with the combination of the unusual cold climate and then back to our gorgeous Southern California weather again, my skin doesn’t know what to do. So, when TriDerma MD, a medical strength skin care line reached out with the chance to try a few of their products, I couldn’t wait! My skin, like so many others is craving the moisture along with a little more tender loving care during this dryer winter season. One recent afternoon, a lovely little box arrived with some specialty items to help my skin along.  A Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Scrub, along with a Pore Reducing Anti-Age Serum and an Extra Pure Healing Gel. In addition, a few days to try a Facial Redness Cleanser. Oh...

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Daddy and Daughter Date Night at Images Luxury Nail Lounge

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Beginning of the year has a higher workload for me.  As such, I try to put aside time to spend with the kids.  As part of that, I like to spend one on one time with each of them, that way I can ask them questions without the other jumping in with their response. Spending time with my son is pretty easy; we go to the comic book store, and then we catch a burger.  But with my daughter, I was having a harder time figuring out an activity that would entertain both of us.  She was not into comics.  So I asked her, what she likes to do.  Her immediate response was manicure and pedicure (or as she likes to say “Mani and Pedi”). Now, that was not an answer I was expecting. I thought this is something...

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CosmetiCare HydraFacial Helps Teens Battle Breakouts

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Beauty | 0 comments

  As I have been entering the tween/teen years I have noticed my face starting to get acne. I was doing everything I could to try and make it go away, from washing my face twice a day to putting on face masks, but it wouldn’t go away. It is my forehead that was getting the most acne, and it was starting to bother me more and more. During our holiday break from school, I went with my mom to her CosmetiCare appointment. My brother and I were waiting patiently in the waiting room for my mom to finish her HydraFacial. While she was getting her facial, she told them about my concern over the acne I was developing. Once my mom had finished her facial, she brought me back so that they could look at my facial acne....

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Does an IPL Really Work?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We are a CosmetiCare Mom Ambassador It wasn’t just stretch marks that I was left behind with after the birth of my child, but also *ugly* pigmentation on my face. While I thought that the dark brown spots on my face would fade over time, it has been a little over eight years, and I still have the spots that I developed during pregnancy. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on various skincare products that have made claims of fading dark spots, and I was just about to give up on the idea that I would be able to leave the house without a layer of foundation until coming to CosmetiCare in Newport Beach. During my initial consultation at CosmetiCare, they advised me that I can reduce the pigmentation on my face with the use of an Intense Pulsed Light...

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A Beautiful Smile with Juvederm

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 Sponsored After making having my consultation at CosemtiCare in Newport Beach, the one treatment that I never expected to myself to do is a lip enhancement. When I was talking with the consultant who helped to set-up my mommy makeover beauty plan, she asked me what were some of my facial features that were bothering me. She made me stop and think. The first thing that came to mind was how my upper lip would always disappear when I smiled. I’ll admit that I was nervous about just the thought of having a lip enhancement done. I have read many horror stories online, and I didn’t want to have big puffy swollen looking lips. The entire staff at CosmetiCare made me feel comfortable and relaxed about the process and fully educated me on what to expect when getting a...

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The Hydration Room – Taking Care of Yourself

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fitness, Health | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the Hydration Room It’s one of the busiest times of year when all of us could use a little extra care regarding our health. I recently found myself burning that candle at both ends with a busy schedule and then surrounded by those struggling with the cold/flu season and it was only going to get busier.  On an early Friday morning, I found myself making my way to The Hydration Room in Laguna Beach. The Hydration Room specializes in IV and injection therapies which administer a variety of vitamin packed doses; always tailored to each individuals needs at the time of visit.  Dr. Florie DO, MD and Dr. Bales, MD have created an environment and much needed place to get that extra care.  As two board certified Anesthesiologists they are onto something golden....

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Natural Looking Face Lift with Voluma

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 Sponsored There are many days that I find myself looking into the bathroom mirror and wonder where the youthful face that I once had has gone. The stresses of daily life and parenting have put its toll on my youthfulness, and as I get closer and closer every year to my 40th Birthday, I crave that look that I once had. I remember that when I looked younger, I felt younger. I see my face changing day by day to look a lot like my Grandmother, who had heavy wrinkles and sunken cheeks, but what I have recently learned is that I don’t have to grow old with the signs of aging that she once had too. After beginning treatment at CosmetiCare in Newport Beach, I have found that spunk in my life that I had lost. I began...

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Magic of the Night with M.A.C. Cosmetics

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue We had the opportunity to enjoy a makeover from Ashley Rudder, Senior Artist with M.A.C. Cosmetics. She was sweet, so gracious and explained each step and product used for each application. A few of the new color palette’s used are some of our favorites during the holidays with plums, pinks and metallic’s and of course the names are great; evening rendezvous, soft savor, a sense of glamour and black swan. When we stepped upon the staging area at the end of the work day, we were able to relax in our director’s chair as Ashley worked her magic. Sharing in stories, laughter and new ideas to take home for make up application during the holidays; you know those little tricks of the trade. After Ashley had transformed us into glamorous mom’s,...

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Best Hair Care with Scott Fontana Hair Products

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Review product received I’ve become very fond of Scott Fontana’s hair products over this past year so when I was asked to test the new product line from the Scott Fontana Collection, I jumped at the chance! If you remember, I had the privilege of having Scott trim and style my flat, boring hair at the Christophe Salon in Newport Beach, CA about a year ago. It was then I discovered his talent with hair, as he truly created the best haircut I’ve ever known. My friends and family will agree with me 100 percent! For that alone, Scott rocks! Arriving home one evening, I find a lovely little package waiting for me full of delicious products to test. My first thought, “I can’t wait to go wash my hair!” Who knew this simple task would create such excitement...

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You’re Invited: CosmetiCare VIP Exclusive OC Mom Event + Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Beauty, Events, Family, Giveaways | 0 comments

 We are a CosmetiCare Mom Have you been thinking about having a mommy makeover? CosmetiCare is the leading med spa in Orange County helping women to care for their skin, and reverse the signs of aging. They are hosting an exclusive VIP event on November 5th from 6:30-8:30pm where moms can learn about the different non-invasive procedures available. During the exclusive event, guests will have an opportunity to explore 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. In the Skin Care and Glow Room, discover aesthetic technology with instant results and zero downtime Marvel at TruSculpt, a 100 percent noninvasive body contouring option with no downtime, in the Fat Melting Room In the L a...

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Guess What? It’s ok to Talk about Botox

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 I am a CometiCare Mom Ambassador BOTOX It is that one word that every mom is afraid to admit saying that they have had done. Especially living here in Orange County where there has always been such a huge stereotype around plastic surgery and injectables. Guess what? Doing Botox does not make a person vain or “plastic.” It is just something that many women want to do to reverse the signs of aging. And, it is ok to talk about it with other moms. As Moms, it is so important to love our bodies. While our bodies are quickly aging, it is ok to take advantage of things that our parents generation did not have access too in order to keep looking and feeling younger longer. Having our hair curled at the blow bar makes us feel good. I...

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Organic Beauty 101

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Let’s face it, there are very few people jumping for joy over wrinkles! We definitely do not live in a world with the mentality of aging “gracefully” anymore. The beauty industry is a billion dollar industry, with anti-aging products jumping from about $80 billion in 2011 to $114 billion in 2015. Needless to say, theres a lot of money to be made on anti-aging products. It is also the least regulated industry in America. We are touted with advertisements on anti-aging creams, serums, and products that are said to provide instant results on a daily basis. Just pick up a magazine anywhere and you see beautiful photoshopped faces with smooth radiant skin – flawless, perfect, and glowing. Then we walk over to the mirror and compare ourselves, judging from the inside out. Society has built up the image...

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