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Are We Ready For The Brave New World Of Digital Skincare?

Are We Ready For The Brave New World Of Digital Skincare?

Cosmetic and skincare brands have been heading online for quite a while, but now they have gone digital in a whole new way. Lately, everything from the skincare consult to even diagnoses have gone digital. You’ll see digital applications in use at makeup counters, on apps, for everything from identifying best skincare products to potential skin cancer signs, but does it really help identify skin problems? Is it a tool or an asset or a danger because it doesn’t give us the in-person consult we really need? We’ve all seen the rise in digital skin care at makeup counters. It’s one thing to have iPads that help customers figure out what parts of the face are oily and what are the best products to use. It’s a whole other to decide if someone...

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Are You Spa-ing and Using Plastic Surgery To Improve Your Sex Life?

Are You Spa-ing and Using Plastic Surgery To Improve Your Sex Life?

Many people have considered plastic surgery to improve how they look or feel about themselves. A tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast augmentation can be a big improvement to one’s self esteem. But have you ever considered plastic surgery to improve your sex life? You wouldn’t be alone. One of the main contributing factors to enjoying sex more is the comfort that you have with your own body. “Many people are anxious about the appearance of their body, and will go to great lengths to avoid allowing their partner to see the part of the body which creates anxiety. Self-acceptance of that body area can be supported by a cosmetic surgery procedure leading to a more relaxed approach to intimacy. Many patients have related that to me following breast...

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Aging is weird (that’s why I like to pretend I’m not)

Aging is weird (that’s why I like to pretend I’m not)

I always thought I’d be a grownup by this age. Like, a real grownup. With a husband and a few kids and a dog and maybe a home with more than one closet. More than one room, even. But yet, here I am, halfway through my thirties, and I have none of those things (except the dog), and mentally/emotionally, I still feel really young. Way younger than I always thought mid-thirties would feel. Except I have a constant reminder I am in said mid-thirties: the mirror. I’ve noticed it especially the last year or two. Call it stress or just the big clock in the sky, but suddenly, I just look older. I have lines where I never did. I am tired…a lot. I’m still at a stage of my life where I have a lot I need to do, and yet, I don’t look and feel as...

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Join me for the #BarkforBeneful Twitter Party 10/15 at 2pm ET!

Join me for the #BarkforBeneful Twitter Party 10/15 at 2pm ET!

This is a very busy travel month for me, and my favorite way to decompress when I’m home is by cuddling with my pups, most specifically the gorgeous Miss Lily. I’m sure a lot of you feel that way too! Attention all fellow puppy lovers: Join me on Thursday, October, 15 at 2pm ET for a fun twitter party, all about some of our favorite members of the family: our dogs!    The party will be to share lots of dog love, sponsored by Purina Beneful, who just may have the menu your dog has been waiting for. They have dry and wet dog food with flavors that include savory salmon, chicken and  beef — I like the idea of our pups eating as well as we do.  And, you can feel great knowing you’re giving your dog anti-oxidant rich nutrition to keep him...

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Is ADDING Fat The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?

Is ADDING Fat The Latest Plastic Surgery Trend?

We all fantasize about sucking all the fat out of our body — personally, I want lipo more than I want to win the lottery or have perfect hair forever — but there’s a Brave New World out there, my friends. The ability now exists to take fat from one area and put it somewhere else. Consider it the beauty equivalent of trickle down economics, and it is GENIUS. Imagine if you could take the fat from those thighs and have better boobs? Or augment your butt with that stubborn belly fat? or maybe graft some fat to your cheeks to make your face look younger and more vibrant? It sounds like the future. But the future, it seems, is now. There is no question that structural fat grafting, and addition of the stem cells that live within fat, is growing in...

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Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the VMAs

Steal the Look: Selena Gomez at the VMAs

There was a lot of drama at last night’s VMAs, but the best kind was Selena Gomez’s sultry eyes. COVERGIRL makeup artist Jake Bailey shared how he created her look:  “I kept Selena’s makeup simple and sophisticated to not compete with her elegant Calvin Klein gown,” says Bailey, who began by prepping her skin with Ren “Ever Calm” day cream and a few drops of Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot Serum to create a smooth canvas. “While I let the product absorb I began working on the eyes, using COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx to define her upper lash line. I then used Nars Velvet Shadow Stick in Shimmering Peacock all over her lids and lower lash lines and also blended it out with a small soft shadow...

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Buyer Beware: Think Twice Before That Botox Flash Sale

Buyer Beware: Think Twice Before That Botox Flash Sale

Flash sale sites like Groupon are great for things like massages, especially if you are already familiar with the person offering the service, but for cosmetic procedures? “Very risky behavior!” says plastic surgeon Michael Olding MD. First one has to ask the question: Why would someone be offering a procedure at a deep discount?, says Olding. “In business terms, that service is referred to as a “loss leader”(i.e. a product is sold cheap or at a “loss”, to “lead” you to the business where you are likely to purchase other items selling at regular prices,” says Olding. You see it all the time at grocery stores who advertise that a particular product is offered below its traditional value. How can they afford to do that? Well, says...

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