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How I Lost 40 pounds and 6 Dress Sizes in Six Weeks

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family | 4 comments

 I am a CosmetiCare Ambassador It had been a year that I was on the fence about whether or not to have liposuction done at CosmetiCare. I had already tried every diet available, and although liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, I felt that it would be the best way to attempt to get my pre-baby body back. I ended up making the final decision to have liposuction with Dr. Champion at the end of December. Dr. Champion did a fantastic job perfectly sculpting my figure to even better than it was before giving birth to my son. She removed nine pounds of fat and sculpted my body during the surgery, but it was what I did following the surgery that gave me the optimal results. Before going in for the surgery, I had committed to taking better...

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You’re Invited: ‘Cool for the Summer’ Mom’s Night Out

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Events | 0 comments

 I am a CosmetiCare Ambassador Newport Beach-based CosmetiCare, Orange County’s leading cosmetic surgery center and medspa, will host a new “Custom You” event on Thursday, May 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is part of the “Custom You” series, which highlights a different treatment area each month while educating attendees about the various treatment options available at CosmetiCare. This month’s topic, “Cool for the Summer” will demonstrate how to combat problem pockets of fat via a non-invasive, pain-free body contouring treatment called CoolSculpting. This exclusive experience will give attendees a chance to learn from CosmetiCare’s industry-leading experts and discover the benefits of CoolSculpting which destroys fat cells by freezing them away. Most patients see a noticeable difference after just one session. With CosmetiCare’s new Dual-Sculpting capabilities, CoolSculpting technicians can tackle more areas in a shorter amount...

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You’re Invited: CosmetiCare ‘Custom You’ Event

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Events | 0 comments

  Newport Beach-based CosmetiCare, Orange County’s leading cosmetic surgery center and medspa, will launch a new “Custom You” event series on Thursday, March 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The new series will highlight a different treatment area each month while educating attendees about the various treatment options available. This month’s topic, “All About Skin” will demonstrate how to combat the harsh elements of winter that take a toll on skin during colder, dryer months. This exclusive experience will give attendees a chance to learn from CosmetiCare’s industry-leading experts and discover the services available to keep skin more refreshed and revitalized. Attendees can also will enjoy champagne, giveaways, exclusive discounts on skin care treatments and more. Upon arriving, guests can have their photos taken and receive a free photo simulation of cosmetic treatments to tackle their problem areas....

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One Week After Liposuction Surgery

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored One week after having my Liposuction surgery at CosmetiCare it was time to come in for my one-week follow-up appointment. I didn’t think that I would be off painkillers and driving after a week so I had to schedule my appointment around my husbands work schedule, and so I had to make it for one week and one day after my surgery. Little did I know that I would already be driving the kids to school, off painkillers and even packing school lunches! When I arrived at CosmetiCare a week later, I was already feeling myself again, although I could feel that my body was telling me not to overdo it. My body feels stiff, a little hard to move and I definitely feel best when resting in bed while watching Netflix. But, Dr. Champion had advised that...

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48 Hours After Liposuction Surgery

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored It has been 48 hours since having Liposuction at CosmetiCare, and I am still suffering from some pain that has been well managed with pain medication. I woke-up feeling gross and stinky, ready to have my first shower. Today was all about the “first shower.” It was not an easy process and took both my husband and daughter to help. After the surgery, I was put into a full body suit. Inside of the bodysuit is soft pieces of foam and cotton to help ensure that my stomach maintains the contouring that Dr. Champion worked so hard to achieve for me. When it came to taking off the bodysuit, my husband and daughter went very slow. They carefully took off the hooks and zippers and then removed the foam and cotton. I made one big mistake that I...

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Teen Tips for Caring for Invisalign at School

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Beauty, Invisalign | 0 comments

 Sponsored by Invisalign The biggest question that my daughter had about Invisalign was, “How will I care for my Invisalign aligners while at school?” When having our consultation with Dr. Passamano in Irvine, he was able to provide my daughter with some great tips on how to care for her Invisalign aligners while at school. The first thing we did when our daughter starting Invisalign treatment was stress the importance of good oral hygiene. Dr. Passamano provided her with a travel toothbrush, and we purchased her a small makeup bag to bring everything she needed. Inside of the makeup bag, we packed the case to hold her Invisalign aligners, a travel toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste. Whenever my daughter is ready to eat at school, she puts her Invisalign aligners into the case, eats lunch, and then...

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24 Hours After Liposuction Surgery

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored It has been 24 hours since my Liposuction surgery, and I am already feeling great. I have spent most of my first day sleeping and getting up every four hours to walk a little and to take my pain medication. I was hoping to start weaning myself off the pain medication today, but it is still too sensitive around my abdominal area to start weaning off the pain medication. This morning, I had my post-op appointment with Dr. Champion at CosmetiCare. I was feeling a little nauseous in the car ride over to the office and was able to manage that with some anti-nausea medication. When I arrived at CosmetiCare, the staff was so kind and immediately took me back to one of the rooms. I looked a little frightening from the thick layer of white cream they put...

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The Day of the Liposuction Procedure

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family | 0 comments

 Sponsored It has been a year since having my breast lift surgery. I told myself that I would give 110% to trying to get my pre-baby body back naturally for one year. I tried everything. I tried every diet. I tried every exercise, and yet I wasn’t able to get my body back. One year after my breast surgery, I scheduled my appointment to have liposuction done at CosmetiCare with Dr. Champion. The morning of the surgery, I was very nervous. I woke up early. Took a shower with the special cleanser that CosmetiCare provided me with, dried my hair, got on my loosest clothes, and then got into the car to head to CosmetiCare. When I arrived at CosmetiCare; the staff welcomed me into the office. They took me back into the pre-op room. In the pre-op room...

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What to Expect During Your Liposuction Pre-Op Appointment

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored It had been a couple of months since deciding to have Liposuction with Dr. Champion at CosmetiCare and scheduling my appointment when it was time to come into the office for my pre-op appointment. Since I had a breast surgery with Dr. Niccole at CosmetiCare last November, I had a rough idea of what to expect, but the questions I had were much different. After scheduling my surgery, I received a letter in the mail with my surgery and pre-op dates along with some very important paperwork. This paperwork is important for you to read over thoroughly as it has everything you need to know leading up to your surgery. Some of the key things are that you can’t have is alcohol, vitamins, tea or protein powders at least two weeks before your surgery. It is important not...

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There Should be No Shame or Embarrassment about Liposuction

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored I have been a patient at CosmetiCare for the past four years. A little over a year ago, I started having consultations with Dr. Niccole about having a ‘mommy makeover’ done. I was tired of not feeling comfortable with my body. I had grown to trust the doctors at CosmetiCare and knew that they could help me achieve my goal of getting my pre-baby body back. I had multiple consultations before scheduling my first surgery, and I went back and forth many times about whether or not I would have liposuction done along with my mastopexy (breast lift). During one of my consultations with Dr. Niccole, we decided just to do the breasts and see if I would be able to drop the weight/inches over the year following my surgery. After my breast surgery, I was so happy...

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Fall in Love with Your Health

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Fitness, Health | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue Did you know that October is known as the month for taking action in your life? The year 2017 is very meaningful all on its own; a significant time to set the foundation of your life for the next nine years and it happens to be the Year of the Woman. So, this month was the perfect time to share “Fall in Love with Health,” and such a treat with my sister and daughter too. We left our obligations, errands and life expectations at the door, to share with about 75 other women our spirits, kind hearts, and thirst for knowledge on how we can take better care of ourselves and each other. Kelly Lam, Founder of The Whole Purpose, continues to bring us opportunities to recognize what we need as...

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You’re Invited: CosmetiCare’s BeautyLand Event

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Events | 0 comments

  CosmetiCare invites you to their third annual BeautyLand event on Thursday, October 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Beautyland is designed to help answer questions you might have about aesthetic technology, lasers, body sculpting and other cosmetic procedures. This free event offers an opportunity for guests to interact with CosmetiCare’s experts in a no-pressure, fun atmosphere overlooking the Balboa Harbor. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. Free Botox with a Friend Bring a friend and receive 10 FREE units of Botox towards a treatment. Maximum is 20 free units per guest. Spread the word! Raffle Prizes & Giveaways Attend and enter into winning one of these amazing raffles – Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment: $1,100 Value – Coolsculpting Cycle: $750 Value – TruSculpt Treatment: $750 Value – Custom Lip Augmentation: $595 Value – Customized Chemical Peel: $350...

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Fall in Love with Health + Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Health | 3 comments

  Come join us to share at one of our favorite events of the year, “Fall in Love with Health” this Saturday, October 7th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm! It is being hosted by The Whole Purpose, founded by Kelly Lam and The Hoag for Her Center for Wellness in Newport Beach, CA. Start the morning off with a guided meditation to balance your energy and set a positive intention for the day. Throughout the morning we celebrate the beauty of fall with three break-out sessions filled with delicious mind, body, spirit pampering of Massage, Cupping, Acupuncture, Restorative Yoga, Meditation and Nutrition and Meal Planning. Enjoy an afternoon with Elissa Goodman, keynote speaker, holistic nutritionist and cleanse expert to learn how to utilize the gifts of fall. You’ll learn how to listen to your gut and make healthy...

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Measure, Monitor and Improve your Skin

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Health | 0 comments

 Sample Received Taking care of your skin is a priority that everyone focuses on. We wash our faces every day, apply sunscreen when outdoors, and use high-quality skincare products. But, how do we know if we are doing all the right things to best care for our skin? We don’t – until now. I recently learned of a new and innovative product called Barrier Light that helps to show people the condition of their skin and what their skin might be lacking so that we can better improve the quality of our skin. As I am getting older, more than ever, I want to make sure that I am doing everything possible to reduce the signs of aging. I also have a teenage daughter who I want to ensure is taking the best care of her beautiful skin, so...

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You’re Invited: A Night of Beauty

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Events | 0 comments

 The holiday season is quickly approaching, and CosmetiCare is here to help make you look and feel your best. They are hosting a special night of beauty on Tuesday, September 12th at 5 pm. During the event, guests are invited to have a personalized 15 minute full facial mini consultation with their aesthetic experts. There will also be champagne, white wine, and tasty finger foods. Don’t miss this special event. There will be raffles, and guests attending the event can enjoy 10% savings on all services with the discount code: Shelby100. See you there! We are a CosmetiCare...

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Best Back to School Natural Cosmetics: L’eclisse

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 Samples received As a teenager I love makeup! I had tried multiple brands of cosmetics, but never really found one that I loved, so right before I went back school I decided to try L’eclisse. L’eclisse is unlike any makeup brand I have ever tried before. It makes my skin feel light and not weighed down by tons of makeup. Here are five reasons why I absolutely love them! All of L’eclisse products stay on through the whole school day. If you are a teenager, you know how hard it is to find a brand of cosmetics that stays on through all of your classes. If you are an adult, L’elisse will remain on a whole workday. L’eclisse cosmetics don’t contain some of the harmful substances that can damage your skin like other brands. When I wear their makeup...

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Win a Signature Facial at CosmetiCare

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Giveaways | 46 comments

  Now that the kids are going back-to-school, it is the perfect time to treat yourself to a signature facial at the CosmetiCare med spa. CosmetiCare Signature Facial This anti-aging skin renewal treatment combines the medical and cosmetic and is individually-designed for you to improve the overall health and beauty of your skin. It uses advanced physical and mechanical procedures to nurture and rejuvenate the face and neck, which are particularly sensitive to the signs of aging. This total care treatment features gentle microdermabrasion and epidermal exfoliation to remove old, dead skin cells, custom chemical formulations to improve uneven skin tone and skin texture, and finished with a CO2 (aka Slurry) to restore clarity, smoothness, and softness while also firming and toning the skin. It is one of their signature custom treatments, an amazing treatment for face, hands and...

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Should you get Lipo or Tummy Tuck with your Breast Surgery?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored When planning to get my breast lift (mastopexy), one of the biggest decisions was whether or not to get lipo or a tummy tuck at the same time. So many of my friends who have had their breasts done at CosmetiCare also took care of their stomachs at the same time so that they only had one recovery. During my first consultation with Dr. Niccole, he did recommend lipo if I wanted to have my full pre-baby body back but I was nervous about the recovery. I spent a lot of time thinking about this decision and finally came to the decision that I would work extra hard after my breast surgery to lose my baby weight naturally. It has been nine months since my breast surgery. I have been exercising 2-3 times a week, eating a low-calorie...

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Silicone vs. Saline Breast Implants

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family | 0 comments

 Sponsored One of the biggest decisions when getting my mastopexy (breast lift) was whether or not to get an implant put in at the same time. I already had decent sized breasts, but I decided to get a small implant put into my during one of my consultations with Dr. Niccole. Why get an implant with your breast lift? The way that my breasts were shaped and the amount of lifting that I needed, the Dr. advised me that my breasts would have a pear shape without the implant. He showed me a rough estimate of what it would look like with and without the implant, and I decided that having the implant would give my breasts the nice round shape that I was wanting. The next big question was whether to silicone or saline implants. I quickly learned...

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What to Expect at your First Invisalign Teen Appointment

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Beauty, Invisalign | 0 comments

 Sponsored by Invisalign I recently had my first Invisalign Teen appointment with Dr. Passamano in Irvine. When I went to the orthodontics office, I had no idea what to expect, and I was super excited to start the first step of getting my Invisalign aligners. I went inside of Dr. Passamano’s office, checked myself in with the front office staff, and then went to sit down in the waiting room. When they called my name, I confidently walked into the office where I would have my first appointment. Meeting with the Orthodontist Shortly after arriving, they called my name and brought my mom and me into a room to have my first official consultation. Dr. Passamano talked to me about what Invisalign is, and what they will do transform my smile. He first looked at my teeth to ensure...

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Burke Williams Teen Facial Experience

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Beauty, Giveaways | 38 comments

 Sponsored Being a teenager can feel very stressful at times. What I have been learning is that when I am stressed, it will lead to pimples on my face. This year, I am starting a new school, and as the summer is slowly coming to an end, I have been stressed about meeting new friends and fitting in at my new school. Because of my “new school stress” my face has been breaking out, and my mom knew just what I needed – a mother/daughter spa day and a teen facial. Not only is a spa day relaxing and helps to alleviate stress, but when having a facial, you’ll leave with glowing skin. I have been to a couple of hotel spas before, but nothing compared to my experience at Burke Williams. Since I am not 18 yet, I...

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How Much Does a Breast Augmentation Cost?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored The biggest question that I get from friends since having my breast lift (mastopexy) and augmentation is how much did it cost? It is a hard question to answer because every woman’s body is different, making every woman’s surgery different. The doctors and nurses at CosmetiCare take their time during the consultation process to customize a surgery proposal that is perfect for each woman. The consultation process begins with finding out exactly what you want to have done. Do you want to have a mastopexy, a breast augmentation, or both? Do you want to have silicone or saline implants? Do you want to do lipo or tummy tuck at the same time? How big do you want your breasts to be? All of these questions play into the cost of the surgery. Once you’ve worked with the doctor...

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CosmetiCare Fat Freezing Friday Event

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in CosmetiCare, Events | 0 comments

 We are a CosmetiCare Ambassador Do you need a fun girls night out? Some of the best Mom’s Night Out I’ve had have been at CosmetiCare. We enjoy the beautiful views of Newport Harbor, chat, and learn about the newest services being offered at the highly-acclaimed med spa. On August 4th at 5:30 and 6:45 you’re invited to come to CosmetiCare for their fat freezing Friday event. During the event, you’ll get to meet the CosmetiCare doctors and staff, and learn all about how you can easily burn any stubborn fat non-surgically with coolsculpting! Plus! If you decide to make an appointment to have a procedure, you can save 10% by telling them that the OC Mom Blog sent you and using the discount code: Shelby100!! What are you waiting for? Call your friends and RSVP for this fun...

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What is a Mastopexy?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored When I first started talking about having a breast surgery, I had many people asking me why? I already had decent sized breasts, and many thought that I was planning on enlarging my breasts. What many didn’t realize is that I didn’t go in for my consultation to enlarge my breasts, but to help lift them back up again. One thing that I never knew before nursing my son was that my breasts would enlarge and then drop. After two years of nursing my son, my breasts looked like deflated balloons. It was so bad that I couldn’t see my nipples! I purchased every type of support bra in hopes that my breasts would go back to the way they were before nursing, but they never did. For years, I felt uncomfortable with my body, until deciding to...

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How Breast Augmentation is Affordable

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored The best money that I have ever spent on myself was getting a mastopexy (breast lift) and breast augmentation at CosmetiCare. As moms, we are always putting our children first, and the thought of spending a significant amount of money on ourselves is never normally a priority. After nursing my son for over two years, my breasts were sagging, and I never felt confident in my skin. I had always wanted to do a breast lift and augmentation to transform my breasts back to the way they were before giving birth. As my children were growing up, my breast surgery was never a priority when it came to our family budget. As I began to approach my 40’s and my kids are starting to get older, my husband and I discussed carving out some money out of our...

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Getting a Massage After a Breast Surgery

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family | 0 comments

 Sponsored As a mom, massages are part of my monthly routine to help with relieving stress from raising three active kids and managing a busy household. After getting my mastopexy (breast lift) at CosmetiCare, I didn’t feel like I wanted to get a massage for quite awhile, but I knew that I needed it to help with my stress management. After my surgery, I was advised not to sleep on my stomach or my side until cleared by the doctor. I was always a stomach sleeper before my surgery, and with the assistance of pregnancy pillows to help me with staying on my back after my surgery, I became comfortable with sleeping on my back. Since I had been sleeping on my back for quite awhile, I was worried about what would happen to my breasts when laying on...

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Preparing for your Breast Surgery

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Family | 0 comments

 Sponsored Having a mastopexy (breast lift) has changed my life. Ever since I had it done, I have gained such a huge amount of self-confidence, and love my body more than ever before. After nursing for two years, my breasts were destroyed, and I never realized how much it affected my self-confidence until having my breast surgery with Dr. Niccole at CosmetiCare. The most important thing that I tell my friends who are considering having a breast surgery is to be prepared. Being prepared was key to me having a smooth and good experience. The staff at CosmetiCare took their time during my pre-op appointment and consultation to talk to me about what to expect, and what I needed to prepare for my surgery. The first thing that you’ll need to do is arrange for someone to care for...

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Does Invisalign Hurt?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Invisalign | 0 comments

 Sponsored by Invisalign It has been almost two years since my older son started Invisalign treatment, and the biggest question that I get from my girlfriends who are considering Invisalign for their teens is, does it hurt like traditional braces? The first time that my son put his Invisalign aligners into his mouth, he felt a small amount of discomfort for the first day as he got used to having plastic aligners resting on his teeth, but he has never felt any pain over the two years. His teeth have moved drastically over the past two years transforming his smile, and he has never once complained or mentioned that he experienced any pain from his Invisalign aligners. My son has a low pain tolerance, and Invisalign was the perfect choice for him when it came to straightening his teeth....

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My Teen Invisalign Consultation

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Invisalign | 0 comments

 “My mom is a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and I have received complimentary treatment.” My older brother has had Invisalign® clear aligners for about a year and a half and watching him wear them has made me want them so badly. I have been able to watch his smile transform over the past year without any pain or inconvenience from traditional braces. Since I wanted them so badly so that I can show my teeth when I smile, my mom scheduled me to have a consultation with Dr. Passamano in Irvine to see if my teeth are ready to begin treatment. When I walked into Dr. Passamano’s office, I was super excited to see if I was ready to start Invisalign. I sat in the waiting room as my mom checked me in for my appointment...

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A ‘Pure’ Escape!

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue Pure Escape the name says it all! I was lucky enough to get away for a few hours this past Saturday and indulge in some pampering. Pure Escape is not just your normal nail salon, it’s a beauty bar, and it’s beautiful, with the most comfortable chairs in the world. They have Mani’s, Pedi’s, 3D Nail Art, Waxing, Facials and a whole lot more. Plus, it’s all toxic free! I knew this place was different and right up my ally. I love the fact, which as I’m getting my nails done, I’m not breathing in chemicals that could potentially hurt me. A place where I’m truly getting pampered in a pure and safe way; while enjoying a glass of champagne, what more can a girl ask for? The Pure Escape Difference:...

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Give Mom the Gift of Zen on Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Beauty, Giveaways, Health, Mother's Day | 11 comments

 Sponsored The best gift that you can give a Mom on Mother’s Day is the gift of relaxation and zen. I celebrated Mother’s Day a little earlier this year by getting a relaxing spa treatment at my local Burke Williams Day Spa. Burke Williams is my go-to place for a relaxing treatment in a beautiful atmosphere. I normally have massages at least once a month to help with the stress of being a mom to three active children, but because of my recent breast surgery at CosmetiCare, it had been six months until I felt comfortable enough to have a relaxation massage. When I went into the room to have my treatment, the massage therapist took her time to use pillows around my chest to ensure that I was 110% comfortable laying on my stomach before starting the massage....

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When can you Exercise After a Breast Surgery?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 2 comments

 Sponsored When preparing for my breast lift surgery (mastopexy) at CosmetiCare, I knew that I wanted to lose weight before the surgery. I worked with a nutritionist and exercised to help lose 20 of the 40 pounds that I have needed to lose. Since I had been working so hard to get fit, I was worried about how long it would be until I could resume exercising following my surgery. During my pre-op appointment with Dr. Niccole, he told me that it would be a couple of weeks after my surgery until I could start exercising again, and that we would discuss it in my post-op appointments. Every woman is different, and it really just depends on how fast I would heal. The one thing that he was very clear about is that in the beginning, I was to...

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Should You Get Implants with Your Mastopexy?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored To get implants or not? That was one thing that I had trouble with making a final decision before my breast surgery. I already had good sized breasts, and a lot of breast tissue, did I want to go bigger? One of the best things about having a mastopexy (breast lift) at CosmetiCare is that the doctors take their time to help their patients make the best decision for their body. During my virtual consultation with Dr. Niccole, he had recommended that I do the mastopexy and get a small implant put in. He agreed that I had good sized breasts, but when they would be lifted up after the procedure, that the implants would give them a more rounded and natural look. A couple of weeks before my surgery, I had an in-person consultation to go over...

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Is Your Teens Hair Clogging Your Drain?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Hot Topics | 0 comments

 Sponsored My teenage daughter has the most beautiful long hair. Her hair has sunkissed highlights, and her long locks go all the way down to her hips. The only problem with having a teenager with long hair is the beating it puts on your household drains. At least once a week, our shower drain will back-up from the hair she loses in the shower, and our bathroom sink as well. We have tried everything from drain traps to natural remedies, and nothing has seemed to work. While the easy solution is to have a teenager clean their hair out of the shower or sink after getting ready in the morning, let’s be honest, that’s just not a reality. After trying every single natural remedy, I finally decided to turn to a commercial product to help solve our household problem...

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Three Reasons To Get Excited About Starting Invisalign Treatment

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Beauty, Invisalign | 0 comments

  “I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and my son has received complimentary treatment.” My older brother, Andrew, has been in Invisalign treatment for about a year and a half now. I have seen him go through the treatment and I have loved the way it works. When I look at him now, he is always smiling more, and is so much more confident when he talks, or when other people talk to him – I can’t wait to gain the same self-confidence. I recently had my first consultation with Dr. Passamano in Irvine where he inspected my teeth and talked to me about how my Invisalign treatment will go. He shared with me how the Invisalign aligners work and what I could expect during my treatment. My treatment plan is starting with me needing...

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Finding the Best Doctor for Your Breast Surgery

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 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 | 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 | 4 comments

 Sponsored After having my mastopexy (breast lift) at CosmetiCare, 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...

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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 | 0 comments

 Sponsored Before having my mastopexy (breast lift) at CosmetiCare 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...

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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, Health | 2 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, Health | 4 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 | 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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I Loved Nursing But it Destroyed My Breasts

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 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, CosmetiCare | 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, CosmetiCare | 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, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored 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, CosmetiCare | 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, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

 Sponsored After making having my consultation at CosmetiCare 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 lip...

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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, CosmetiCare | 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, CosmetiCare | 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, CosmetiCare | 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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Getting Summer Smooth with OC Waxing

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of OC Waxing We recently had the luxury of using the services offered by OC Waxing at their new location in Yorba Linda, CA. Yes, they recently opened another in the northern region of Orange County for a total of 4 locations now. A lovely space, allowing for a quiet escape to tidy up for summer. This mom enjoyed a service that allowed me to try a wonderful wax; a hard wax. It’s fabulous!! Here’s a little science about it; so get ready for some wax information that’s very cool! It has a molecular structure to it that makes it stronger. The molecules of the wax expand when heated; then when it cools on the skin it contracts back to their original size. It basically “shrink wraps” in essence around any hair but doesn’t...

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Mommy Makeover with Morgan at The House Salon

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the salon  Earlier this year I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease (its name makes it seems far worse than it is).  It’s an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid but with medication can go into remission.  After a few weeks on medication I noticed that my hair was slow becoming brittle and dry. After speaking to my doctor she informed me that the medication was correcting my hormone levels and that my hormones were affecting my hair.  I’ve had curly/wavy hair most of my life and am use to the dryness, it was the brittle aspect that upset me. After trying all these online remedies I gave up and decided to see an expert.  I’ve never been a girl who loves going to the salon.  I’ve never found a stylist that was not...

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Father’s Day Pampering at Butterfli Me

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Father's Day, Featured | 0 comments

  Dads Aren’t too Macho to Admit that They Enjoy Pampering Too. For Father’s Day Give Dad a Men’s Grooming Service at Butterfli Me Makeup Studio. Men want to look their best, with brows and ear hair in place (or removed), moisturized lips and clean, fresh skin. Introducing the Butterfli Me Men’s Grooming Service. In 10 – 15 minutes male clients can be refreshed, styled and ready for whatever their day or evening will bring, solving issues from excessively chapped lips, uni-brows, awkwardly misplaced hairs or dry, dull skin. Ideal for business meetings, speaking engagements, headshots or a special evening out, the men’s service is also convenient for dads who may be waiting while their wife/girlfriend gets glamourous at Butterfli Me. This makes it a fun outing for two! MEN’S BASIC GROOMING SERVICE – 10 minutes $20 • Brow...

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Images Luxury Nail Lounge in Irvine

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Images One of my favorite things to do with my mom is to get our nails done together. We have gone to many nail salons over the years, and Images Luxury Nail Lounge is clearly one of the best salons we have even gone to together. I have always loved to get my nails done, and Images was the perfect place for me. Images have a huge selection of nail polish for people to choose from. Even though there were so many nail polish colors to pick, I choose to have a standard French manicure. Most nail salons have a pretty big selection of gel nail polish but do not have all of them which is so frustrating for my mom. Images had all of their gel nail polishes which made it easy...

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Pretty Threading and Blowdry in Rancho Santa Margarita

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 we were guests of Pretty Threading and Blowdry We are all born with natural beauty. When you want to enhance that beauty it’s important to find the right salon. Pretty Threading and Blowdry in Rancho Santa Margarita is the destination salon for hairstyles, threading, makeup, and henna. The Rancho Santa Margarita location is the second salon that Pretty has opened. She  also has a location in Mission Viejo that has become well established over the past five years. The RSM location is a mix of modern America and traditional India. From the gorgeous blue chandeliers to the white pleather beauty chairs, the moment you walk in you know you are in for a  wonderful experience. All of Pretty’s employees are licensed to practice the beauty treatments they provide. Even though the state doesn’t require licensing to practice threading, Pretty ensures...

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Rosemary and Lemon Salt Scrub Recipe

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Beauty, Recipes | 0 comments

  I love using salt and sugar scrubs, and with the abundance of lemons growing in my backyard, I attempted to make a rosemary and lemon salt scrub. While most people make them using essential oils, I made them using only ingredients from my backyard lemons. I was able to use the rinds  from the lemons to make lemon infused bath salts, so I didn’t waste any part of the lemon. If you are going to use store bought lemons vs. organic, then I would recommend doubling the lemons used in this recipe since store bought have fewer juices and scent. Lemon and Rosemary Salt Scrub Recipe (Makes 12 4oz. jars) Ingredients: 7 cups of epsom salt 2 Springs of rosemary (chopped finely) 4 ounces of fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup of oil oil (I used lemon flavored olive...

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Duri Nail Polish Tween Review

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 sample received I recently received in the mail some Duri nail polish. I have been craving new nail polish for Spring and Duri’s new “Bright Lites, Pretty City” Spring/Summer collection is just what I needed. They have all of the standard Spring colors. Twelve nail polishes are included in the set. Every color you need for Spring is in the collection. The Duri nail polish company makes great quality nail polishes. Ever since I got the collection, I have been in love with it. I also love other colors that are not in the collection. Duri has over 215 colors. Duri does not stop there, Duri has professional nail filers so you can give yourself smooth nails with amazing color. Duri is super smooth and super easy to paint on a little nail. It is perfect for gifts for...

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Enjoy a FREE Blowout with The GlamSquad

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fashion, Featured | 0 comments

 Complimentary service received Whenever there is a special event, I always go for a blowout. As moms, we all work very hard. So, when a special event comes up, getting a blow-out is a special treat, and oh so relaxing. Recently, when preparing to attend the World Premiere of the upcoming film “Tomorrowland,” I found it virtually impossible to get an appointment anywhere in Orange County for a blow-out. Sure I could find an 11am appointment and then my daughter found one appointment at 1:15 across town at a different location. So, I chatted with my girlfriend who was also attending the premiere about “what do we do?” We took to Twitter and tweeted to some salons asking for help getting squeezed into their books with no luck. Then she remembered having her hair done at an event by...

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Burke Williams Mother’s Day Giveaway

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Featured, Giveaways, Mother's Day | 36 comments

  We love all our OC Mom readers, and we are thrilled to host a Burke Williams Mother’s Day relaxation giveaway. Burke Williams is a premier place to treat yourself to a day of pampering and relaxation on Mother’s Day. Just in time for the special day, the day spa is offering three special Mother’s Day packages designed for ultimate relaxation. The Mother’s Day packages introduce Burke Williams’ new elegant Italian Mandarin Gold Pedicure. The indulgent service begins with harmonizing Italian Mandarin Sugar Scrub to exfoliate, Honey Heels Glaze and the luminizing, deeply moisturizing Italian Mandarin Body Butter for the ultimate renewal. The service concludes with the new Gold Polish in the color of your choice that dries instantaneously for the perfect pedi. Moms will…. “Relax” with the Italian Mandarin Gold Pedicure and choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation...

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You’re Invited to CosmetiCare Exclusive BeautyLand event (Giveaway)

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Beauty, CosmetiCare, Giveaways | 1 comment

 Sponsored When it comes to beauty procedures, many of us are always left with a lot of questions. The biggest concern about taking a leap and trying a non-invasive beauty procedure is not feeling comfortable about what to expect. Moms are encouraged to “love what you see when you look in the mirror” and get educated about the different beauty options available at the CosmetiCare BeautyLand event. You’re invited to the exclusive BeautyLand event hosted by the leading Orange County medspa, CosmetiCare. During the event guests will have an opportunity to tour the signature rooms, learn about beauty treatments and have an opportunity to win grand prizes. What to expect during the event: 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...

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The JC Penney Cinderella Glam Ball

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Beauty, Disney, Entertainment, Family, Fashion, Film, Shopping | 1 comment

 I attended as a guest of JC Penney Before attending the red carpet premiere of “Cinderella” my fairy godmother made me magically appear at the JC Penney Cinderella Glam Ball. When I opened my eyes, there was Prince Charming awaiting my arrival to help me get ready for the grand ball. He first offered me a glass of sparkling champagne before whisking me into the accessories suite to select the perfect JC Penney accessories to wear to the ball. In the accessories suite was a large variety of sparkling jewelry and clutches. The stylist helped to match the perfect accessories to compliment my dress by picking out a beautiful clutch and jewel enhanced bracelet. After they frosted me in jewels, it was time to get beautified from the beauty stylist. The hair stylist curled my hair into beautiful twirling...

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New ‘Healthy’ Natural Hälth Spa in Newport Beach

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 ***Closed*** We visited as a guest of the spa Like many women, I’m sure you’ve looked at the labels of beauty products. You’ve seen words that you not only can’t pronounce, but you’re not quite sure what’s in the product…exactly. I’ve learned over the years that many of the ingredients in beauty products can be toxic to our bodies. But what is the alternative? Unfortunately, there’s really no difference in toxic products when it comes to the nail and spa salons either. I often feel we are at the mercy of whatever chemical products are used by salon owners. Which is why I was happy to hear about the new Hälth Spa in Newport Beach. Hälth (which means health) describes itself as a “eco spa and store, an upscale innovative natural and organic treatment destination, carrying a line of...

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Valentine’s Day Beauty Prep Celebration at Cristophe Salon (Giveaway)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Beauty, Featured, Giveaways, Shopping, Uncategorized | 14 comments

  Plan a Valentine’s Day of pampering at Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach. Whether you’re going out on a romantic date night or a family Valentine’s Day celebration, you’ll look and feel your best after a day at Cristophe Salon. OC Moms are invited to sip on champagne and indulge with a hair treatment, nail service, makeup or waxing service on February 14th from 9am to 7pm. Guests who book their services can take advantage of discounted services with the highly acclaimed Newport Beach plastic suregeon, Dr. Batniji. After booking your services at Cristophe Salon, guests have two weeks prior to the event to take advantage of discounted packages with Dr. Batniji. The first 100 guests to schedule an appointment or book a service on Valentine’s Day will receive a complimentary gift card for a pre-selected Kendra Scott jewelry...

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Get a Merry Makeover at Spa Gaucin

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Beauty, Christmas, Family, Holiday | 0 comments

  Is the holiday stress starting to take its toll on your skin? Give your skin the gift of rehydration and arrive at your next holiday event with glowing beautiful skin with a “merry makeover” at Spa Gaucin at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Not only will you leave the spa with beautiful skin but also relaxed, refreshed and free from all the stresses of the holiday season. The “merry makeover” package is available at Spa Gaucin for a limited-time and features the premiere Intraceuticals® product line. Your skin will be rejuvenated during the 45-minute oxygen treatment, and you’ll immediately notice a drastic diminish in your fine lines. The oxygen treatment helps to prepare your skin for perfect makeup application to help your skin glow at your holiday celebration. Following the facial, you’ll be given a make-up consultation and...

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Unbooked Appointments and Giveaway

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Beauty, Family, Giveaways | 7 comments

 Sponsored There’s a new website that has recently launched called unbookedappointments.com. It’s like Priceline but for the service industry. Service professionals have vacant slow times that they sell through this website. Think of it like happy hour, customers who have the flexibility to go in during the slower times are offered services at a more affordable rate. You can start by using the search bar if you know what you are looking for or browse through the different categories. The categories are Beauty & Spas, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Auto and Things To Do. Once you find the service you like, then select a slow time that works for you and purchase the appointment in advance. So I got to see how this service works. I browsed the website and decided to do a pedicure and gel...

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Spa Gregories Newport Beach Grand Re-Opening

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Spa Gregories Did you say a Grand Opening of a Spa? Yes, I’m in! We recently attended the newly remodeled Spa Gregories in Newport Beach and it’s divine. Anyone remember watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with Audrey Hepburn? Well, the new space will make you feel as if you stepped into the movie. The ombré wall with glass globes hanging at different heights quickly caught my attention as well as the Love Letter wall. The wall allows you to write letters anonymously to other spa goers giving them a positive feel good message. Nice! You can indulge in a variety of services; full body massage, classic facial and relax in the new infrared saunas. Let’s talk about these saunas, I like this service since it also provides a great health benefit. The saunas help...

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Holiday Pampering at The Nail Bar & Spa

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Beauty, Family, Giveaways, Uncategorized | 18 comments

 We visited as a guest of The Nail Bar The holidays can be a stressful time. Holiday shopping, cooking and still managing day-to-day life with the kids can put its toll on any mom. To help keep yourself refreshed, relaxed and feeling your best it is important to take time for yourself and a little holiday pampering. I never looked at going to the nail salon as pampering. I usually feel like I’m going through an assembly line getting “maintenance” work done on my hands and feet. Let’s be honest that most salons are not set-up like a spa and can often have a “dirty” look to them. I felt this way for years about getting my nails done until discovering The Nail Bar & Spa in Foothill Ranch. While it is not close to my house, I was...

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M·A·C Showcases Heirloom Mix Collection

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

 Getting my two daughters out the door for school everyday is a huge feat. But, how about having time to get myself ready? A few years ago, I decided to do something unheard of in the crazy, busy world of motherhood…I began wearing makeup in the morning. Not a ton of makeup, but a little bit of eye makeup, lip gloss, powder and bronzer. And miraculously, I felt amazing. Most importantly, this small act of self-care caused an internal change that improved my mood and confidence. I recently had the opportunity to spend time with the beauty experts at M·A·C Cosmetics during the launch of their Heirloom Mix collection at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This dazzling and sophisticated preview event kicked off a weekend-long extravaganza of makeup demonstrations and incredible live entertainment. M·A·C Cosmetics Senior Artist Cynthia...

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Earn Extra Income as an Avon Representative

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Beauty, Family, Parenting | 0 comments

 Sponsored story on behalf of Avon Are you looking to make a little extra money? Still want to be able to stay home with your kids? Then becoming an Avon representative just might be the perfect job for you! The average Avon representative earns 30-35% on their personal sales, and there are opportunities to earn more when higher goals are reached. Not only is being an Independent Avon Sales Rep fun job that allows moms to make their hours around their family schedule, but reps can also win great prizes and amazing trips. After deciding to become a rep, you’ll have access to tools and support to help you be successful. You’ll get one-on-one support from an experienced Avon seller, your own personalized eStore, product samples and more! Avon has been a worldwide beauty leader for more than 125...

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Mommy Makeover at Belo Blow Dry Bar *Giveaway*

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Beauty, Fitness, Giveaways, Uncategorized | 9 comments

 We visited as a guest of Belo When we have a special night ahead, one of the biggest treats we can give ourselves is a little pampering. Dana was invited to cover the red carpet for the upcoming film “The Theory of Everything” and treated herself to some pampering at Orange County’s newest blow-out salon, Belo Blow Dry Bar in Laguna Beach. She went from beautiful to gorgeous within minutes as the trained stylist made her “red carpet ready” for her big night in Los Angeles. Before front: After front: Before back: After back: Dana was able to leave the stresses from daily life behind for an hour while relaxing in the ultra chic salon. The staff went out of their way to ensure that everything was done to help her have a relaxing experience. Dana was the star...

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Beautiful New You at Cristophe Salon in Newport Beach

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Cristophe Salon Walking into Cristophe Salon in their Newport Beach, CA location early in the morning was a treat for this mom! It was about feeling a little pampered after a busy summer and often, not as much time for me. What caught my attention immediately? It was brightly lit, open and the relaxing music playing overhead was going to put me right into a zen place. Music can set the mood so it transitions into a more upbeat vibe as the day goes on. Out came Scott Fontana who was quite sharply dressed; to breathe some new life into my limp, lifeless summer hair. You think I’m kidding? He spent some time asking me questions about what I do daily? How much time I have to spend on my hair? My preferences...

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iTAN Spa Week

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Beauty, Events, Family, Health | 0 comments

 Experience unlimited spa services at iTAN during the week of October 20th – October 26th for only $5o.00 at all 30 locations.  Yes, you read that correctly, UNLIMITED spa services!! What you may ask is included during spa week?  Try out all 6 self serve spa treatments; full body toning systems, detoxifying body wraps, steampod therapy, teeth whitening, aqua message and photo facials. FIT BODYWRAPS are an hour long session that utilizes far infrared heat to promote weight management, pain management and detoxification.  Each session is done in your own private setting! LUMIERE FACIAL is a skin rejuvenation facial system and is a 20 minute session that uses LED light emitting both red & near infrared light designed to rejuvenate and restore the delicate skin our your face.  It is strongly recommended that a serum is worn for best results. Choose from...

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Summer is over…Relax at Burke Williams Mission Viejo

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Beauty, Family, Parenting | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Burke Williams Mom, you’ve entertained the kids all summer long, shuffled to and from play dates and de-sanded the kids more times than you can count.  It’s time to relax and enjoy some “me” time at Burke Williams Spa and consider bringing a friend to enjoy the spa in it’s entirety.  I checked into Burke Williams just two days after the kids returned to school, Burke Williams Spa had a white robe waiting just for me.  As most moms, I stayed busy enjoying all the wonderful summer activities Orange County had to offer, sprinkled with a few roads trips and camping excursions, so this mom needed a little relaxation and spa treatments to rejuvenate. Burke Williams is more than just a place for a massage, its an experience!  Plan for a few hours to the spa and enjoy some relaxation in...

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Belo Blow Dry Bar in Laguna Beach (Giveaway)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Beauty, Family, Featured, Giveaways | 13 comments

 We attended as a guest of Belo Belo Blow Dry Bar is the posh new blow dry bar in Laguna Beach. Opening just a month ago, it is the newest and trendiest place for all your hair-styling needs. When we heard that Shelby’s hairdresser (Jordan) who has been coloring her hair for years was starting at Belo, I could not wait to come to the salon to get my hair done for my baby shower. Whether you’re looking for an up-do for a special event, a wash and sleek blowout, a deep conditioning treatment, or a unique party, Belo has something for everyone.  They even offer a “Mama’s Princess” service, which consists of stylish and chic ponys or braids for ages 10 and under. What a fun idea for a Mommy/daughter date day!  Check their services for more information and pricing. With eight...

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Girls Tween Skincare

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Beauty, Family, Health, Parenting | 0 comments

 Does your tween daughter have zits or acne? If she does, keep reading… I am experiencing the same thing, and so are many other girls like me. If your daughter is worried, or uncomfortable about her acne, tell her that she is not alone, and this is probably just an early stage of puberty. Believe it or not, most acne can be prevented, and here’s how: STEP 1: SEE A DERMATLOGIST If your daughter has a little acne, go see your local dermatologist and ask what treatment plan would help. ACNE PREVENTION TIP: If your daughter doesn’t have acne yet, then avoid bangs. Bangs can rub against your daughter’s skin causing to clog her pores. STEP 2: DAILY CLEANSING If you do not have a local dermatologist, then try out different cleansers. Some popular cleansers include Ottilie & Lulu...

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