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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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