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Myths about Liposuction

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You will hear tons of medical myths when it comes to liposuction. However, before you believe in hearsay and make your decision based upon it, it is important that you consult a physician; you might be surprised by what you hear. Here are some common myths.

Liposuction Removes Cellulite

There are tons of treatments in the modern medical world that target the cellulite in your body but Liposuction is not one of them. Cellulite removal allows your skin to snap back into its proper place while liposuction removes the fat out of your body but does not affect the skin.

Liposuction Is a Weight Loss Tool

Liposuction can by no means act as a replacement for exercise and diet. This is the procedure you opt for to treat your problem areas or when both diet and exercise fail.

There is a Particular Age for Liposuction

As the adage goes, age is just a number. Since skin is not a factor that is counted for the treatment, you can have the procedure done at any age you want. You should not expect a miracle at any certain age but you should not forego discussing everything that you are concerned about with your doctor at Sono Bello.

Being Obese Automatically Qualifies You as the Perfect Candidate for Liposuction

This may seem a bit counterintuitive; however, the ideal candidate is one who is slightly overweight; someone who is fairly close to their target weight but has trouble with the last few steps. This is because higher skin elasticity is a plus when it comes to the degree of success of post surgical results in this case.

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Are the Same

This is not exactly true. For example, you are a mother and you are not sure which procedure to go with. Liposuction gets rid of fat but not the stretch marks and the stretched skin that you got after pregnancy. A tummy tuck procedure can get rid of abdominal fat, excess skin and some marks.

Liposuction Is Not For Men

If you are a man considering this procedure, you should know that you are not the only one. Robert Cohen, a Plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, states that one of the most common reasons you will see a man at the plastic surgeons is for liposuction. Frank Lista, a Toronto plastic surgeon, has observed the same trend. He says that the operation is similar for both the sexes and men find their stubborn fat areas in chest, love handles, and the abdomen.

Show Up To Work Flawless After Surgery

Liposuction is nothing like going to the dentists. After the surgery, you have to go through a recovery period. The swelling, for instance, takes around a week to go away; the patients start seeing accurate results by this time. Most people are advised by their doctors to take some time off work when going for the procedure. That being said, every individual recovers differently and because of that you need to know your limitations and keep an eye on how you are healing.


Look Fabulous All The Time with Fabletics


Whether you are lounging, working out, or out on the town, Fabletics has something that is perfect for you.  And, they have a great deal going on right now, for the week of Black Friday.  Every day is a different deal… go check out today’s.

If you haven’t heard of Fabletics, you must check them out.  It is a great way to treat yourself to a new outfit every month.  Or, you can skip any month you want and just get an outfit a couple times a year.  Either way, you will love their clothing and all the fun you can have playing mix n match with the pieces.  I can’t wait to get my recent order, and sport my new leggings and tops I just had to have.

Tell me your favorite styles, and what you are dying to have.


Goodbye to My Lines, Wrinkles and Crows Feet

Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post on behalf of RoC®. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and honest.
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Aging is no laughing matter, because when we laugh our age really shows in the lines around our eyes and mouth.  The older I get the more and more I see my Mom in me, because I see the same lines and wrinkles I saw on her face.  One might say that they embrace every single line or wrinkle because they all tell a story.  Well, I would rather not be an open book, and only want to tell some of my story! I might only be 44, but sometimes when I look in the mirror I see a much older woman because of all I have been thru and the issues I deal with on a daily basis.


I am not one to show myself in public with no makeup on my face.  I mainly wear makeup because of my uneven skin tone, and to try and hide some of my lines.  I have tried many products on the market to rid my face of lines and wrinkles only to throw money out the window.  But, I am now a forever user of RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and so glad that I can grab it at any Walmart I might happen to be shopping at.  It is hard in pictures to see a change, but you can see that in the before picture I had makeup on and you can still really see my lines.  Just a few short weeks later, after an intense workout I took the after picture with no makeup on and you can see my lines, but they are smaller.   I hope with continued use they will slowly go bye bye.  I am glad I took the RoC® RETINOL RESOLUTION.

Now I am sure you are asking, What is the RoC® RETINOL RESOLUTION?  Let me tell you ~  you are invited to get a head start on your upcoming 2016 year by making a resolution.  A RETINOL RESOLUTION to look and feel your most beautiful this holiday season.   It’s easy to make the RoC® RETINOL RESOLUTION.  Just start now and make a resolution to turn heads this holiday season by giving the clinically proven RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream a try.  Visibly smooth your wrinkles in only 4 weeks.  Make your pledge now and enter into a one of a kind sweepstakes through November 30th.  Check it out here.

RETINOL ~  An essential part of a skin care regimen.  Retinol helps collagen depleted skin.  #1 dermatologist recommended cosmetic anti-aging ingredient, to improve the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.

RoC® RETINOL  ~ Product Claim: RoC® RETINOL is up to 2x stronger than imitators based on vitro RETINOL activity in RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.

Board Certified New York Dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman says ~

“Overnight your skin works to repair itself, so it’s important to have a good bedtime facial routine. RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream is clinically proven and contains a mix of pure retinol and an essential mineral complex, which is designed to work through the night to help reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles.”

This will be a staple in my beauty bag because I love the results I am seeing.  It’s never to early or to late to start taking care of your skin and slow down the aging process.  Give RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream a try and tell me what you think about it.

Treat Yourself with a Gift from Adore Me #GiftAdoreMe


This post was sponsored by Adore Me as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.  #GiftAdoreMe #IC #ad


Being a wife and a mom there are many times I want to buy myself something nice, but I don’t because someone else comes first.  It’s either clothes for the kid, or work boots for the husband, or dinner on the table.  Money is usually paycheck to paycheck for most of us who live the normal life.  But, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t treat ourselves from time to time to something nice, that makes us women feel sexy and special.  That is where Adore Me comes into play.   What is Adore Me you ask ?  Adore Me is a great place to shop online for lingerie with over 500 styles in sizes from petite to plus.  Find something for nearly every size range. Look and feel great in the most current, fashion forward styles in sleepwear and lingerie with a new collection released at the start of every month.  And, you can be an Adore Me VIP which is a monthly subscription service.  Pay $39.95 and you get to pick a matching set from Adore Me’s new collection every month.  Join now between Nov 13th and – Nov 30th and you can get your first VIP set for $19.95. VIP Membership is currently at a reduced price of $19.95. Use the code GETGLAM19 when you sign up to take advantage of this low price. That is a sexy sweet deal!

What is so cool is that not only do they have amazing products, but the membership is so flexible.  You are not obligated to buy something every month.  If you are tight on money, or just want to skip a month you simply log into your account dashboard between the 1st and 5th of the month and click on “skip” and you won’t be charged and you won’t get anything that month. If you don’t skip the month, you will be auto charged on the 6th of every month and you can use that money to shop at any time or you can get a refund by logging into your account and refund yourself in one click.  (within 30 days).  And being a  VIP has other perks, like exclusive access to VIP only sales and sets, free shipping and exchanges, every 6th set is on them, and $10 off any style, any time.  Now how can one resist such great perks!? And, if you download the app and order with the app you can get a Free Tote (valid 11/15/15 – 12/31/15. Use code WINTERTOTE



Now I got to order myself a couple things to try out.  I grabbed myself some comfy pajamas called Matilda.  I have to say when I ordered them I didn’t really read about the material, just liked them and figured they would be comfy.  OH MY.. they are the softest pj’s I have ever had.  They are a 2 piece set, long pants and button up night shirt.  Aside from being totally comfy, hubby also thinks they are very sexy! He loves the sleek look of them on me.

I also grabbed a hot little underwired babydoll and panty set called Josselyn.  It is lacy, see thru, and a hot little number.  This one hubby has not seen yet.  See, it’s deer season here and so we haven’t had much “alone” time lately.  But, after deer season we are having a one on one date night, and I have a cute dress that will look great over my Josselyn lingerie and won’t he be surprised when my dress comes off. (giggle)

I really am impressed with Adore Me and can’t wait to treat myself to a few more things very soon.  How can one go wrong with such a low monthly fee.  Maybe you have a close friend that would love to be gifted an Adore Me membership?  Or, you can leave your hubby a note telling him that you want a VIP membership for Christmas.  Check them out and leave me a comment telling me what you would get for your first order.

Enter the giveaway below and you might just win some Adore Me goodies.


Adore Me Giveaway


Go Bare with Nair Hair Removal Products


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Summer might be over, but when winter hits for many that means vacations to warmer climates.   Regardless of if you live in a warmer state, or vacation to one, or just plain and simple like to keep your body neat and tidy, there is a Nair product that will be a perfect fit for your hair removal needs.

Nair Hair Remover now has a Moroccan Argan Oil line that I so happily got to review.  A great line of products like Glides Away, Ultimate Roll-On Wax for Face, Precision Kit for Face & Upper Lip, Ultimate Roll-On Wax for Body, Sprays Away, and Shower Power.   The Moroccan Argan Oil is full of vitamins and antioxidants. These ingredients are well sought after for their skin beautifying powers.  And the scent of orange blossom is a symbol of good fortune.

Now, I have really stubborn hair on my legs, bikini area and face.   And, I really hate shaving.  I can never shave, any area, and come out of the shower without bleeding.  I have tried many razors, and no matter what.. I look like I got into a fight with my razor in the shower.  And even though I don’t mind visiting the local waxing salon, I do mind the price to have legs, Brazilian, lip and chin done.  And, my chin totally breaks out from a salon waxing. So, doing things at home like using hair removal creams and waxes is perfect for me.

I really like the Precision Kit for Face & Upper Lip.  I use it about every 2 weeks to keep things from getting out of control. LOL!  I should do it once a week, but am lazy. I have a few really stubborn hairs that I have to pluck, but for the most part it removes all the facial hair I DON’T want.  I only do my chin and lip.   I have not tried the Roll On Wax for Face yet.  This is my favorite product from the line.

Because of my stubborn leg and bikini hair, the creams just don’t take all the hair off.  And, I have been to scared to do the wax alone and just don’t seem to remember to have hubby help me when he is home.  I can’t bring myself to pulling the wax off myself. Yikes!!  😉

Regardless of where you have hair, that you don’t want hair, make sure you give Nair a try and let me know your favorite product.  #NairHairRemover


Your Lifestyle, Your Choice

Why is lifestyle such a trending topic in the current generation of both young and old guys? Lifestyle choices have always been the talk around you or your company. There are various aspects that shape lifestyle as whole that one may explore. Below are some of the aspects of lifestyle that are looked into by the majority of people.

Portrait of family of travelers spending time in forest with tent near by

Portrait of family of travelers spending time in forest with tent near by


You might probably wonder how family aspects determine your lifestyle. The way the family is set up, the past times and family activities of the family may be used as one of the aspects of lifestyle. Some parents may adopt various ways of lifestyle such as family dinners, summer camping trips among others. Parenting too is another way to look into the lifestyle of individuals. You might have been raised having been home schooled on various virtues or ways that might shape your life choices and lifestyle. Different levels and styles of parenting have always been attributed to the difference observed in lifestyles among individuals.



Who does not like looking good in some fashionable items possessions? Well, beauty and sense of style are core aspects of lifestyle at least for the young generation. The appeal that your clothing creates, your looks are some of the yardsticks people might use to judge the kind of lifestyle you might be living. It is good to look good in some fashionable attires and beauty products to create that unforgettable presence and to display that your lifestyle is classy, trendy, and you ooze style.

Legs of shopaholic with shopping bags walking down mall

Legs of shopaholic with shopping bags walking down mall



Is your shopping habit a strong factor determining the kind of lifestyle you have? People have argued that how often, where and how much you spend on shopping is a strong indicator of your lifestyle choices. Shopping ranges from clothes to automobiles, to foods and drinks. You are likely to spend on shopping depending on your income, tastes and preferences. Tastes and preferences separate the shoppers with an invisible line of class and style. On foods and drinks, for example, people have different tastes and preferences.

What might be appealing to you might not be so for your friend. “It’s not champagne if it’s not André Californa Champagne” some people might argue. This is purely your taste and preference. Shopping habits have caused lifestyle disparities among individuals with classes such as socialites emerging in the society solely based on spending on different items of different prices. How you choose to spend your money will be a basis point of how people perceive of your lifestyle.

In conclusion, your lifestyle choices are solely your decision but you should make informed and wise decision for both your financial and health well-being.

Get prominent facial features with tricky make up


Make up is an amazing way to enhance your facial features like eyes, lips, cheeks and skin. Not only does make up hide our flaws but also throws focus on our beautiful facial features. While most of us do regular make up every day, for special occasions, some special make up techniques may be needed. If you need to go to a party or an event and wish to make your facial features like eyes or lips more prominent, then you can use some tricky yet effective tips of makeup. The following are some of the tricky make up tips to get prominent and highlighted facial features.


  • Make use of eyelash extensions


Applying eyelash extensions is an amazing way to make your lashes look prominent. Extensions help you elongate the existing lash hair so that all attention can be drawn towards them and your eyes. There is no doubt about the fact that your eyes are extremely important features of the face and with lash extensions, you can make them pop up and look even more gorgeous. Applying eyelash extensions can be tricky but if one is careful and patient, this task can bring positive results.


  • Opt for false eyebrows


Did you know that thin or light eyebrows could be enhanced by making use of false or artificial eyebrows? Well, technology and science has helped us get products like WUNDERBROW which can be attached to existing brow hair to create a denser and thick set of eyebrows. WUNDERBROW are hair like fibers which get bonded with our real hair via a gel to increase the depth and to lend the needed shape and volume to the brow line. If you wish to darken your eyebrows and give them more shape, get WUNDER BROW today! It is a revolutionary product which can help enhance your overall make up and comes without any complications or side effects. It is easy to attach, easy to remove, safe to use and looks absolutely natural and real when attached.



  • Get your lipstick right


A wrong lipstick has the power not just to ruin your day but also spoil your entire makeup. No matter how good your eye makeup is, if your lip shade is not correct, your face can look awkward and even dull. Thus it is important to not just choose the right shade but also get its shape right.  It is a good idea to use a lip liner to draw out a lip shape first and then fill it in with the lip color. This will help contain the lipstick and will also make the lips look more prominent.


  • Apply the base carefully


Applying base is definitely one of the trickiest parts of applying makeup but is also the most essential. It is important to choose the right base color and the right technique to put it on. It shouldn’t look patchy and must be able to hide your skin’s flaws and spots.

What Do You Do When You’re Unhappy With Your Breast Implants?


As one of the most popular procedures in the United States, it shouldn’t be surprising that breast augmentation has an incredibly high rate of patient satisfaction. Unfortunately, poor results can be devastating for the small percentage of women who are unhappy with their breast implants.


There are many reasons women may be unhappy with their breasts after augmentation, from surgical complications or poor surgeon technique to changes in lifestyle or aesthetic preferences. Luckily, revision breast surgery (or secondary breast augmentation) can help you love your implants again—or for the first time.


Reasons for Breast Revision

The top three reasons women pursue breast revision surgery are:


  1.    A previous surgeon did not perform the surgery properly. This can result in complications, an asymmetrical appearance, or simply a look that doesn’t match what you were hoping for.
  2.    Complications with your implants. While the risks and complications associated with breast augmentation are relatively low, sometimes issues arise that are beyond your, or your surgeon’s, control.
  3.    You want an updated look. While most women are thrilled with their breasts for many years after augmentation, sometimes you would prefer a different look—whether it’s increasing or decreasing size, switching from saline to silicone, or getting an extra “lift” to correct pregnancy or aging-relating sagging.


Implant Complications

There are a number of implant complications that can be corrected through breast revision surgery.


Malpositioned Implants

Over the course of 6 months after breast augmentation, most implants settle into position and appear symmetrical and natural. Unfortunately, this never happens for some, and those women are left with breasts that are asymmetrical and awkwardly positioned.


This can usually be corrected without having to remove the implant. I typically adjust the scar capsule that naturally forms around implants to allow the problematic implant to settle into a more natural position that matches your other breast.


Capsular Contracture

New techniques and advanced breast implant design have greatly reduced instances of capsular contracture, a condition that results in firm, misshapen breasts and, in some cases, quite a bit of discomfort. When any device is placed in the body, whether it is a breast implant or a replacement knee, your body natural forms a scar tissue capsule around it as a form of protection. Capsular contracture occurs when this capsule shrinks and puts excessive pressure on the implant.


It is unknown why some women still experience this condition, but fortunately it can be fixed through breast revision surgery. During the procedure, the formed capsule is either removed or opened so the implant can be replaced and a more natural result achieved.

Symmastia or “Bread Loafing”

When breast implants touch in the middle, creating a bread loaf appearance, it’s referred to as symmastia and occurs when breast implants extend too closely to the center of the chest. This can result from implants being placed improperly, the use of implants that are too wide for your frame, or creating a breast pocket too far toward the center of the chest.


Symmastia is best corrected by removing the original implant and replacing with a new implant that is smaller and has a narrower base width, in addition to raising the capsular flaps and supporting the area.

Breast Implant Displacement or “Bottoming Out”

Bottoming out occurs when your breast implant falls below your natural breast crease (inframammary fold), causing the lower half of your breast to appear unnaturally full and your nipples unnaturally high. This occurs in much the same way as symmastia: if your surgeon over-dissects the lower portion of the breast pocket they created, you may be at risk of bottoming out. This condition may also happen as a result of using implants that are too large or heavy to be optimally supported by your natural breast tissue and skin.


Bottoming out can be corrected by breast lifting techniques, internally suturing the breast capsule to better support the implant, or using grafts to hold the breast up.


Double Bubble

If your breast implants drop down behind your natural breast fold (rather than forward into the breast), an indentation or line will appear across the bottom portion of your breast. This gives the appearance of of having two inframammary folds, or a “double bubble.”


This condition is most often improved by removing the original implants and placing new implants under the pectoral muscle.


What to Do When You’re Unhappy With Your Breasts

If you have any of the above conditions or are simply unhappy with the look of your breast implants, it’s important to seek the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in revisional breast surgery. While breast revision can be a straightforward procedure, it’s crucial to work with a very experienced surgeon who understands how best to safely and successfully approach your breast revision surgery.

Lines, Wrinkles and Crows Feet, OH MY!

Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post on behalf of RoC®. All opinions expressed are 100% mine and honest.
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Oh how I wish it was just lions, tigers and bears I could be worried about instead of lines, wrinkles and crows feet.. OH MY! I swear, nobody ever warned me that with age comes lines, wrinkles and crows feet. I always heard that with age come beauty! That person needs a good smack for lying! Thank goodness I get to try the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and try to reverse my signs of aging. Nobody likes to show their age, and I am up for trying anything to help me with my lines, wrinkles and crows feet.


Have you heard of RoC® RETINOL RESOLUTION ? Get a head start on your 2016 resolutions with RoC® skincare. You are invited to make a RETINOL RESOLUTION now so you can look and feel beautiful this holiday season. Wondering how you can make the RoC® RETINOL RESOLUTION ? It’s easy! Make your pledge and enter a one of a kind sweepstakes through November 30th. Resolve to turn heads by using the clinically proven RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream like me and smooth wrinkles in just 4 weeks.

A #1 dermatologist recommended cosmetic anti-aging ingredient called Retinol, that can improve the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, is an essential part of every day skin care and can help collagen-depleted skin. There are many differences in ingredients among manufacturers and even packaging that can impact it’s ability to help you age beautifully.

RoC® RETINOL can reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles as it works on balancing with the skin’s natural renewal system in which it will improve skin tone and firmness. Packaged in a special aluminum tube protects the RETINOL from light and air to keep it stable, in turn gives you the best results now and in the future. The Deep Wrinkle Night Cream, which I am excited to try, contains an exclusive combination of pure retinol and an essential mineral complex that is clinically shown to visibly reduce deep wrinkles. Applying the cream, upper layers of skin appear firmed, a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles is seen. After 12 weeks of use even the deep wrinkles are visibly diminished. I can’t wait to see my face after 12 weeks of use.

Board Certified New York Dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman says ~

  • “To age gracefully, two of the most important ingredients to include in your skincare routine are SPF and the less obvious, retinol. Retinol is a champion when it comes to smoothing fine lines and deep wrinkles. I suggest introducing an over the counter retinol into your regimen as early as your mid-20s!”
    • Product Claim: RoC® RETINOL is up to 2x stronger than imitators based on vitro RETINOL activity in RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.

I am only 44, but when I look at my face sometimes I wish I had known then what I know now because I might not see my lines, wrinkles and crows feet if I took the right steps years back. Like, using SPF all the time and using a quality product like Retinol. I love my skin, and can’t wait for my skin to love me back! Join me and take the RoC® RETINOL RESOLUTION. You can win a $5000 shopping spree, $1000 Jettsetter Gift Card, or a $100 Spafinder Gift Card. You can grab yourself some RoC® Skincare products at your local Walmart.

Do you love your skin? Time to stop worrying about signs of aging, and fight them. Enter the #RoCRetinolResolution

DIY Moisturizing Rose Body Scrub



1 cup sugar

3 tbsp Vitamin E oil

½ cup rose petals (optional)

Rose essential oil


This body scrub recipe is very easy to make and customize so that you can add products that you love, and even toss in some dried or fresh rose petals that you’ve grown in your own garden.  DIY Moisturizing Rose Body Scrub, or any scent you choose.


In a jar or mixing bowl combine sugar and Vitamin E oil, mix well so that all of the sugar is wet.


Start with two drops of rose essential oil.  If you want your scrub to have a strong rose scent, add up to two more drops of oil to the sugar mixture and stir well.


If you have rose petals that you want to add to the moisturizing scrub, add those now and gently fold in so that they do not crumble too much.



Add the sandy scrub to a jar or container that can be kept airtight to prevent the scrub from drying out. You don’t need to pack it into the jar either, which will ultimately make it harder to use.
When showering, scoop out a tablespoon at a time and gently rub into skin to moisturize, reinvigorate and exfoliate your skin.

You can actually make this any scent you want with your favorite essential oils.



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