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Hey friends! I’m moving tomorrow and I know that I’m going to need some MAJOR R&R time to focus on some self-care. Sometimes that means a face mask and self tanner lol! Check out some of my faves below:
I am SO EXCITED to bring this post to y’all in partnership with Nordstrom!
I am very excited to share that Nordstrom is introducing BeautyCycle this month, a program that helps us embrace a zero waste beauty routine! Bring in your empties (pump spray bottles, mascara tubes, etc) and Nordstrom will get that plastic recycled for you! They’ve partnered up with Terra Cycle to turn our disposables into everything from water cans to park benches! Isn’t that incredible?!
I decided to round up my fave items that you can find at Nordstrom (in store and online) because when it comes to most things, Nords is your one-stop shop!
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Shop the Post: Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Pillow Talk, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder in Glow, Tula Blurring Primer, Laura Mercier Powder Brush, IT Cosmetics Foundation, Sunday Riley Moisturizer, Tula So Polished Sugar Scrub, Mario Badescu Facial Spray, Herbivore Rose Quartz Face Roller, Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette in Vintage Vamp, Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner, Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray, Tula Day and Night Moisturizer
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I strongly believe that you should never be pressured to change anything about yourself unless you want to. You can change your hair, you can change your teeth, your style, but all of that IS YOUR DECISION. I made a decision at 25 to get some botox and I haven’t looked back. I’ve loved the effect it’s had on my skin AND my confidence! 4 years ago, I decided to try lip filler to give my pout a more full and even look. You can check out the before and after below.
Okay friends, I’m sharing all your questions that you have had about Botox and filler and answering them below!
Q: What do you do? I fluctuate between getting Botox and Dysport. Botox is more expensive than Dysport (Dysport is like a baby Botox) and I love that Dysport takes effect sooner and is more reasonably priced. I’ve also gotten my lips done three times now. I’ve gotten Restylane Silk (WOULD NOT RECOMMEND, 0/10, had a terrible reaction and was very painful, it felt like my lips were going to burst open), Juvaderm (really liked it and would recommend), and Restylane Refine (I’ve got to say this has been my favorite and would be my lip filler of choice).
Q: Did you do under eye fillers? Nope, never done under eye, but I have put Dysport in my crow’s feet and it’s had a subtle effect.
Q: How long do you have to go in for “touch ups”? This is going to depend on how quickly your body metabolizes the fillers. My lips last anywhere between 12-18 months, it’s INCREDIBLE! Botox/Dysport get touch ups every 3-4 months.
Q: Where in your face do you get filler? I get my lips done, my forehead, crows feet and the space between my eyebrows, that are commonly referred to as “11’s”
Q: Do they take vitals, do all the normal stuff before you get Botox or is it a different kind of appointment? It’s a different kind of appointment. They start with a consultation and talk you through every step of the way while advising on what you’re asking for.
Q: Is it painful? The Botox/Dysport, not at all. It’s the tiniest prick you’ve ever felt. The lips are another story. They numb your lips for about 30 minutes before starting but YES it can hurt. The first time I did it, tears were streaming down my face. The Restylane Refine (the product I used in my lips this last time) has lidocaine in it so you don’t feel it as much. Your lips are the thinnest skin you have so naturally it’s going to be uncomfortable, but this last time was the easiest. I think my lips are getting used to it LOL
Q: How long have you been going to your person for Botox? I’ve been seeing my girl Jennifer for a little over two years. She’s the sweetest, has a great eye (is precise), and I dunno how she does it, but nothing really hurts when she’s got the needle in her hands!
Q: What’s the price for Botox and lip fillers? This is going to vary by where you go. Botox will run you anywhere between $12-$16 per unit (when I do Botox, I get 30 units). Dysport is much more reasonable ($5-$6 a unit and I get 60 units). Now the eye gouger is the lip filler, that’ll run you between $600-$800.
Q: How long does the bruising last on your lips? This is different for everyone, as you will react differently. The first time I did it, my lips were bruised for about a week. The last two times it was only a few days. A suggestion I’ve heard is that if you eat pineapple every day for a week before, I hear you bruise less.
Q: Do they do just the top? Or do you have to get the bottom with it, too? You’re going to want to do both, even if it’s minimal on the bottom, that way it looks proportional!
Q: Where do you go in HTX to have them done? I see Jennifer Dempsey at West Ave. Plastic Surgery on Kirby!
Q: How much do you put in? Botox (30 units)/Dysport (60 units), Lip Filler (an entire syringe – if you don’t want to do the whole thing at first, they can hold onto the filler for up to two years for touch ups)
Q: Does it feel weird once it’s in? The Botox/Filler, not at all. The lips? FOR SURE. It’s like what are these things on my face, oh they’re my lips. It definitely feels weird at first, but you get used to it!
Q: Can your recommend anyone in San Antonio? Yes – go see Dr. Robert Ochs at Ochs Dermatology – I’ve been going to him since I was in middle school and he’s done my Botox throughout the years!
So glad you’re here today because I’ve got something super fun to share! I’ve rounded up my favorite lippies and they range from $8-$60.
Shop my favorites lip products below:
Buxom Plumping Lip Cream – $21
Pixi LipLift Max Gloss – $14
I hope you enjoyed seeing my faves, I love rotating these!
Happy Thursday, y’all!
How is it already March 7th? I can’t believe it. Yikes. Time honestly needs to slow down for me. Anyone else?
I recently partnered with Botanics and Ulta, to try some Botanics products. They sent me a face cleanser, face wipes, radiance serum, hydrating night cream, and micellar water. I am a HUGE fan of micellar water and it has seriously changed my skincare game. I have been using another brand for years, but have also enjoyed the Botanics this past week, as well. It’s not drying and does a great job removing makeup, even mascara. The Botanics bottle is under $7.
This company began in the UK and make only plant-based products. Those of you who are wanting to using clean products, you might want to stop by Ulta, pick some up, and give these a try! If you do, I’d love to hear how they are working for you!
these items were gifted to me, but my opinions remain my own
Happy Saturday, peeps!
It’s time we talk about fillers. Before we do that though, I need to preface this post by saying that this is a personal decision for everyone. No one needs to do anything to their body to be whole and complete.
This makes me happy from the inside, so I’m going to let you in on what I’ve been doing to my face. But that means we’ve got to go back five years.
One of the questions y’all asked was how did you first decide to get fillers? I have had deep wrinkles in my forehead FOREVER. So when I was 25, I went to our family dermatologist and asked for some Botox. I started with 24 units and within a matter of days, my forehead was so smooth. My confidence went up and I felt great! I continued to get botox four times a year. Now that I’m older, I get 28 units and I only have to do it 2-3 times a year. I truly believe this is preventative care for my skin.
I started getting my lips filled a few years ago and I’ve done a couple different products. The first product I tried was Restylane Silk. This was very painful and they BLEW up! They also didn’t last very long. Last February, I went for Juvaderm the second time and LOVED how they filled out. They’ve lasted for a year and thanks to New Look Houston, I got some fresh lippies during a demonstration.
Answering more of your questions below:
How long do they last? Maintenance? This really depends. Your body metabolizes these fillers differently. For me, Botox lasts around 4 months and the Juvaderm lasts around a year. Again, this is different for everyone.
Do you see a plastic surgeon or a different kind of doctor? Great question! I’ve gone to a dermatologist for years and recently have been seeing a nurse anesthetist who consults with a plastic surgeon. Do your research on where you go! These people should be licensed professionals. I don’t bring any inspiration photos because I trust what the injector thinks would look best
Did they hurt? Botox does not hurt. They feel like tiny little pinches in your skin. Lips are a little different. They numb your lips for about 30-45 minutes. Your lips are more sensitive and I will say there is some pain involved. Recovery for Botox is nothing, but again, lippies are different. There’s swelling and bruising that can last from a few days to a week. The more you do this though, the easier the recovery becomes.
Cost? Cost varies on the product you use. Juvaderm typically runs between $500-$600, and Botox typically runs between $11-$13 per unit.
This is Nurse Sal who did my lips this last time. Isn’t his suit so chic?!
Thanks for stopping by y’all.
This post was not sponsored, but my lip injections were gifted to me by being a part of the demonstration event.
I recently partnered with Soap and Glory and it was so fun! I’ve used their products before (the body lotion and the foot lotion), so I was totally on board to try more of their goodies! The Paperama set below is fantastic; it includes a bath bomb, hair wrap, body wash, eye patches, face mask, hand lotion, and their famous body butter!
This gift set can be found at your local Walgreens and right now, it’s 50% off, coming to only $20! How amazing would it be as a gift for any gal on your list?!
Scroll through to see some up close images of the Soap and Glory swag, plus shop my cozy look!
I hope you have the most wonderful Monday! Less than a week until Christmas! EEP!!
Honestly, what is a world without color? No matter the time of year, I WANT COLOR!
Scroll through for some colorful inspo and to shop my look!
Also, y’all know my mom, right? She’s blogger extraordinaire @frickspicks out of San Antonio, Texas. Well, have I got some exciting news for you! She’s been nominated for Best of San Antonio Instagrammers! How cool! You too can vote for her HERE! Voting is open everyday until December 31st!
Have a fabulous Friday and weekend, friends!
Happy Friday, friends!
I’ve used different electric toothbrushes for years, but for the last few weeks, I’ve been using the new cariPro Ultrasonic Electric toothbrush. The brush itself has 5 different settings, with different pressures. Brushes I’ve used before have one setting – hard. These cariPro Ultrasonic settings feel like I’m giving my pearly whites a good pressure washing; I am loving the ‘clean’ and ‘whiten’ settings, and there’s even a ‘sensitive’ dial! I am so happy with this new toothbrush (and the bright smile I’ve been showing off) and I am even MORE happy to…
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This post was brought to you by a collaboration with my friends over at Smile Brilliant!