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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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