Beauty | The Perfect Pout

SO……..I contemplated long and hard on whether or not I would share this bit of information…..I think the deciding factor was how common it has become to shamelessly achieve “the perfect pout”. I’ve been getting lip injections for the past 7 years. I know that sounds like a long time and a lot of Juvederm but when you think about how long the results last it's really not as bad as it sounds. If I am being completely honest there were times that I went a little overboard but there were also times where I went long periods without touching my lips. The first time I had anything done to my lips I only had half of a full syringe of Juvederm injected into my top lip. I did not touch my bottom lip until my 3rd or 4th time. This is because my (natural) top lip was almost none existent. Then I started to get a full syringe (half for top and half for bottom), too achieve a more balanced look. Then I went overboard lol. Anyway, my point is, if there is a feature you’re insecure about I think there is nothing wrong with a little nip/tuck. You don’t have to broadcast your doings to the world like I am but you shouldn’t be ashamed of them either.

 

Tips:

-        Do your research…on everything (doctors, side-effects, filler-type) Try to get as much reliable information as possible.

-        Know what you want and be realistic. It’s not wise to go to a doctor without knowing what you’re hoping to achieve. Be very clear. Your doctor will tell you if it is attainable or not and go through the steps to get you there etc.

-        If there is a picture of someone who has the look you’re going for, do not be afraid to show    the picture to your doctor. A picture is a good reference for the doctor and gives the doctor a better idea of the look you are hoping to achieve. Communication is key.

-        Avoid blood thinners beforehand to reduce chances of bruising.

-        Start small. Less is more, especially when you are starting out.

Maintenance

-        Similar to no filled lips. I would recommend that a you add a moisturizing lip scrub (Lush has a good one) and a strong lip moisturizer or chapstick.

-      results should last you 6 to 12 months

 

Feel free to ask me anything related to this post, also if you are in the NYC or LA area and need a MedSpa or Plastic Surgeon recommendation lmk…..

 

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Beauty | Skincare

 

I am not much of a product Junkie. I like and use what works and as a general rule of thumb “if its not broke don’t fix it!” One of my girlfriends always has the 411 when it comes to great beauty and skincare products because unlike me she is for lack of a better term a self-proclaimed “product junkie” which is great because I have reaped the benefits of her extensive knowledge on skincare/make-up products. A few days ago I ventured out into the sea of skincare/make-up counters on my own and left with a couple great creams from La Mer and I am very excited about them. I put a small but accurate list together of some products my skin does not live without. 

La Mer: I purchased what I believe to be their most famous product crème de la mer moisturizing cream and concentre de la mer eye concentrate. Everyone who uses these products swears by them so I am very excited to add them to my nightly beauty routine. I keep the moisturizing to a minimum during the day and save all my serum and creams for bedtime. I will keep you posted on how I like them.

Ole Henriksen: I use the invigorating night treatment at night and the sheer transformation for day and night. These two products work wonders for me. Since I started using these products I have noticed a dramatic improvement in the texture and appearance of my skin.

Dior: When I lived in LA I used Dior everything and my skin was more than satisfied. When I moved to New York that changed. I read somewhere different climates can change your skin (not to mention city air isn’t as fresh or clean as beach air). I still recommend Dior products and I still use the Dior toner from time to time, it leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh. (not pictured)

Kiehls: I really like the ultra moisturizer with SPF. I use it almost everyday especially in the summer.

SK11: I love the essence mask. I try to do this once a week….you wake up with plump bright skin.

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