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Four Subtle Ways to Change Your Appearance This Fall

Being able to change your appearance is something we all relish. Having the creative freedom to express our personality through our looks is something that just cannot be matched! The fashion industry is becoming increasingly more accepting of styles that go beyond those seen on the catwalk; you may have even found yourself tempted to change your appearance in line with current fashion trends! 

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At the same time, it is worth noting that you don’t have to do something drastic to change your appearance; subtle efforts can also go a long way. Intrigued as to what some of those subtle changes entail? Read on for more. 

  1. Change Your Makeup Routine

Makeup is something so universal in this day and age. No matter the occasion at hand, there is a product out there to meet your every need. Whether you like to go bright and bold or more understated, you can feel confident you will be able to achieve your desired makeup look in no time easily. 

While that is the case, this is one way that you can subtly change your appearance, both this fall and beyond. Opting for softer eyeshadow colors, and filling your eyebrow shape differently are both subtle yet effective ways to change your appearance without the fear of going overboard. 

  1. Align Your Teeth

Having crooked or misaligned teeth is common as an adult, whether you wore braces or not as a teenager. At the same time, this is an aspect of your appearance that could be contributing to feelings of anxiety or depreciation. 

Invisible braces are a subtle means of changing this aspect of your appearance and are increasingly popular with adults of all ages. Clear braces are difficult to notice by others around you; embark on your teeth straightening journey without worry of judgement from others. If you are interested in finding out more about invisible aligners to help with teeth straightening, contact reputable companies like Aligner Co. 

  1. Update Your Wardrobe

This is a glaringly obvious way of changing your appearance, but we felt it was worth a mention all the same. Changing the clothing you wear in some way or another is a sure way to alter your appearance. Whether you choose to wear different clothes or pair an item of clothing with something slightly different, you have a myriad of ways to change your appearance using your existing wardrobe.

At the same time, you could raid local thrift stores and sales to find all the latest trends at a fraction of the cost. Not only will you be kind to your wallet, but you will be kind to the environment too; what more could you want? 

  1. Change Your Scent

While some people might not consider their perfume or body spray as a part of their appearance, it is indeed part of your identity and what some people will associate with you. Particularly if you are transitioning into a different part of your life – such as from adolescence into adulthood – you should choose a scent to match this. 

Explore scents that you love while also checking out what other people your age is wearing. The last thing you want is to appear too young or old for your time! Changing the perfume you are wearing is a subtle action, but one that is extremely impactful. 

Let’s Stop the Aging Process GIVEAWAY…ENTER NOW

I’ve been hearing amazing reviews about @defenageskincare, and I was thrilled when they offered to send me some products to trial, and also host a giveaway so that one of my special followers can test these products along with me! This giveaway includes the DefenAge Clinical Power Trio, worth $380. Are you ready for an overall glow? This trio is DefenAge’s signature, clinical-study tested, and award-winning skincare. Let’s just say it’s a game-changer! To enter:

  1. Go to my INSTAGRAM Page

2. Follow me + @DefenAgeSkincare 

3. Tag a friend in the comments who would also love to win! You can tag as many friends as you’d like for more ways to win!

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The giveaway closes at midnight on Monday, August 30th.

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This three-step full-size skincare system combines the latest in clinical anti-aging technology to address up to 16 signs of aging. DefenAge 8-in-1 BioSerum (1.0 fl oz) works with a proprietary blend of peptides, niacinamide, Liposome-encapsulated hyaluronic acid, and potent botanicals to smooth wrinkles, brighten hyperpigmentation, and firm skin. 24/7 Barrier Balance Cream (1.5 fl oz) provides deep hydration while repairing the natural moisture barrier, and 2-Minute Reveal Masque (2.5 fl oz) gently exfoliates, refines pores, and clarifies with sugar crystals, papaya fruit enzymes, and lactic acid.

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  • Formulated with Age Repair Defensins technology, featuring patented peptides that help to facilitate the production of new skin
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  • Fragrance-free option available

[This contest is open to all legal residents of the US and will close on Monday, August 30th at 11:59:59 P.M. PST. Winners will be chosen at random. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram.

Secret Pro Skin Refresh and Reglow the Second Time Around…

It was time to refresh my skin again, so last week I went for my SECOND Secret Pro treatment with Jill at Gotham Plastic Surgery.

In case you missed the blog post on my first Secret Pro Treatment…. Secret Pro is a novel fractional radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling system designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and help address the common signs of aging. It’s ideally suited for use on patients who wish to regenerate and refresh the appearance of their skin.

Secret Pro is a procedure that improves signs of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, skin tone and texture, scars and acne scars, skin discoloration, and stretch marks, all with minimal downtime! You can achieve optimal results after one full treatment. It also can treat puffiness and bags under the eyes and reduce the appearance of “crepey” skin.

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By adjusting the microneedles during the treatment, the radio frequency of Secret Pro can deliver energy at various depths, so that treatments can be tailored to address each patient’s concerns.

Secret Pro is safe for all skin types and has minimal downtime. Prior to the treatment, the aesthetician will do a consultation of your skin and come up with an individualized plan. When you arrive at your appointment and before starting the Secret Pro procedure, numbing cream is placed on the area to be treated so there is little discomfort during the process. For both of my Secret Pro treatments, I experienced very little redness which subsided within a couple of hours.

Jill, from Gotham Plastic Surgery, is very patient and sensitive to all her patient’s needs and concerns. She would love to meet your for a consultation for Secret Pro micro-needling. You’re going to love this treatment and what it can do for the appearance of your skin. Just after one treatment, you will see a noticeable difference in reducing wrinkles and acne scars and it will regenerate your skin to look and feel like new. You can call to make an appointment for your own customized plan with Jill at 646.791.3066.

THE week after the second treatment!!!! Thank you so much to Gotham Plastic Surgery for your expertise and fabulous results!!!!!

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And of course, feel free to EMAIL me directly with any questions about my treatments.

The Only Subscription Box I would Ever Consider And It Has Been A Game Changer…..

By now you must know I am a total beauty junky. I am obsessed with learning about new products and procedures. A really wonderful dermatologist told me one day that once you go so far with aging and neglecting your skin that there is only so much you can do to reverse it. Ever since then I have been trying to find the best products and procedures for my skin to help slow down the inevitable.

I recently started following the Beverly Hills dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban. Dr. Ava is a celebrity dermatologist, reality TV veteran, author, avid contributor, and now, the mind behind the first-ever dermatologist-curated skincare subscription box.

I have tried subscription boxes before but this one is a game-changer.

The Box By Dr. Ava introduces consumers to top-of-the-line dermatologist-selected skincare and wellness products. The Box emphasizes quality over quantity while prioritizing results – including only full-size products, hand-picked by Dr. Ava for efficacy and delivered quarterly by season. 

But one of the most amazing features of the “Beautify Box” is that subscribers gain access to experts through real-time Tele-Aesthetic consultations with Dr. Ava’s Aestheticians, live Q&As, and Dr. Ava’s private Facebook group for easy access to professional skincare and advice.

Membership options make The Box b Dr. Ava perfect for everyone who wants (or is obsessed with having beautiful skin.

Dr. Ava was able to reach so many more clients virtually during the pandemic that she gained the perspective that through her subscription box, she could reach and help more patients beyond her geographic area.

The awesome box I received this month, which is personally curated by Dr. Ava includes the following amazing products:

  • MYSKINBUDDY™ – The revolutionary facial device that utilizes four proven technologies to help achieve a clearer complexion, a brighter and even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance. 
  • Aforé CBD Effusive – A first-of-its-kind antioxidant facial mist that uses water-soluble CBD synergistically with plant extracts and antioxidants to calm and cool the skin, reduce puffiness, erase redness, and make skin glow.
  • Restorsea Repairing Neck and Décolletage Treatment– Designed to infuse the enzyme into this area and – if used every day, twice a day for 12 weeks – will result in firmer, more evenly toned skin. For all skin types. Contains NO: parabens, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, PEGs and mineral oil. Dermatologist tested Hypoallergenic. Will not clog pores.
  • Theraderm NuPeel Natural Enzyme Peel – Papaya enzymes and botanical extracts gently remove dead skin cells and reveal glowing, radiant skin in just two minutes. It’s the equivalent of an at-home, natural facial peel in a bottle! 
  • Tiege Hanley– This uncomplicated skincare line is designed for busy modern humans. It includes easy-to-use products with step-by-step instructions for EYES, LIP, SCRUB plus the line’s core 4 products via a Level 1 subscription card. 

The Spring Box is valued at over $600, making it an exceptional value. The Bo by Dr. Ava offers two membership options:

  • Skin Enthusiast – Quarterly subscription $250 (month to month…cancel at any time)
  • Skin Obsessed – Annual Subscription $850 (Save $150)

The Box by Dr. Ava is proud to include only products that are cruelty-free.

This how easy it is to choose the correct subscription for you:

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For the quarterly box for $250, all of the products are FULL-SIZED products, and see the retail prices below for just some of the items, if you were to order them directly off the site without the subscription…

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Here are the entire contents of the Spring Box:

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Learn more about Dr. Ava by following her INSTAGRAM or visiting her WEBSITE.

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Are you ready for less lines and radient skin?…you MUST try the Secret PRO!

I am always so intrigued with new treatments/procedures on the market. I recently read about the Cutera Secret PRO microneedling treatment. It is supposed to be an amazing, highly customizable skin revitalization and resurfacing treatment.

I decided to go ahead and book an appointment at Gotham Plastic Surgery in NYC. What really got me in the door was that, unlike most lasers, Secret PRO RF microneedling can be used on all skin tones, in any season. Usually, I schedule any intense facial treatment in January, when I know I will have some time off from the sun. So I really liked the fact that I could start right away at the beginning of the summer!

The Secret PRO treats a wide range of skin conditions, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, burn scars and stretch marks I was really interested in the claim that this treatment would revitalize my skin and would address superficial aging while also stimulating collagen for a smoother more radiant healthier-looking skin.

Secret PRO Benefits:

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The Gotham Plastic Surgery office was fabulous. They explained the treatment to me and I met my Medical Aesthetician, Jill. She was really lovely and talked me through the entire process. She applied topical numbing cream and after about 45 minutes, we moved to the treatment room and she showed me the Secret PRO machine and answered the questions that I had. She then also gave me a stress ball to hold because I was a little nervous.

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Secret Pro Laser Machine in the Gotham Plastic Surgery Offices

The microneedling treatment was a bit uncomfortable at first but honestly, Jill just told me what area she was doing, how much more we needed to do in each section and it was really very calming to know step by step what was happening. I have been for many many laser treatments in the past few years and each time, its just so unnerving having that laser come at you without connecting to the person treating you. I felt so comfortable with Jill. Once the Secret PRO was finished I really did not feel any pain. I was given an ice pack but I did not need it so much. My face was only a little bit red and Jill put sunscreen on me and within 20 minutes, my skin was much less red and really glowing.

This photo was taken mid treatment. The entire process took about 45 minutes.

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It is recommended that you do 1-4 treatments, depending on your own personal goals. So far it has been about a week for me and I am so happy with my results. My skin is much smoother. The fine lines under my eyes are less pronounced and I do see where I had some sun damage on my forehead looking much lighter. I am going to see how my skin looks in the next couple of weeks and I might try one more treatment in a month from now. I was that impressed.

I decided to show you this before and after since so many people wrote in asking for ways to get rid of the lines around and above their mouth. Look at this amazing transformation after just 1 Secret Pro treatment.

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And as for my after image..this was taken on Father’s Day, just 3 days after the can really see the glow from the laser here..

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For local readers, if you are interested in learning more about this Secret PRO treatment, I would contact Jill at Gotham Plastic Surgery  (646) 791-3066. If you are outside the NY Metro area, you can easily find a provider at

How Do You Pick the Right Hair Salon for You?

If you want to find a way to express your own personal style, then you might be thinking about doing your hair. At the same time, your hair is important to you. Therefore, you have to find the right person to help you do your hair. If you are looking for a Hair Salon Denver, you need to think about a few factors ahead of time. That way, you can find the best hair salon to meet your needs. What do you need to think about if you are looking for someone who can help you do your hair?

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What Do Other People Have To Say?

The first thing you need to think about is what other people have to say about the specific hair salon. You might want to talk to your family members and friends to see what they have to say. Do they have any recommendations for you? 

You also need to take a look at a few online reviews. Just as you read reviews before you buy something online, you need to read a few reviews of a few options in your area. If other people have had a good experience, you will probably have one as well. Read some reviews to help you find your way.

What Do You Want to do with Your Hair?

Of course, you also need to think about what you want to do with your hair. Some people specialize in certain types of hair tasks and jobs. For example, if you are just looking for a haircut, you probably won’t have a hard time finding someone to take care of that for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for someone who can help you dye or style your hair, this might be a bit harder.

If you have a specific hairstyle in mind then you need to speak to the stylist ahead of time because you need to ask if that is something they can actually do for you. You also need to make sure they have the right equipment, including hair dye, to take care of your needs. Then, you also need to make sure that they have the time to help you handle your hairstyle goals. Most stylists are going to be willing to meet with you ahead of time to make sure they can handle your request. Just ask before you make an appointment with the stylist.

Locate the Top Hair Stylist To Help You

In the end, these are just a few of the many factors you have to think about if you are trying to find someone who can help you with your hair. Because your hair is so important to you, you must take the time ahead of time to think about who you want to do your hair. If you think about these factors now, you can place yourself in the best position possible to find the right person to help you with your hair.