If you've never noticed, or are wondering why the heck I got my nose done, let me fill ya in on a little story... when I was in 3rd grade I actually broke my nose while playing football with one of my older brothers, lol (knee popped me right in the nose), and it bruised pretty bad but we didn't realized it had actually BROKEN until years later when my nose got really crooked and I had a hitch in the middle of it 😂 haha!
So fast forward like 15 years and here I am with a crooked nose, getting a non surgical nose job :)
First, I want to start off by saying I am in no way pushing getting a nose job/any other procedure on you or saying I NEED a procedure just to feel like I am pretty/have worth/etc. I think God created us all in his image and I love just how he made made. I do however think there is nothing wrong with enhancing some of your features or "fine tuning" them (if you will) if it's something that really might hold you back in life or bother you on a day to day basis. I always say this about my nose... God created it straight, and my brother broke it, so I'm gonna put it back the way God made it, hahaha!
Soooo that being said, please know that you are BEAUTIFUL just the way you are. What you see as a "flaw" or "imperfection" are the very things that make you, YOU. Don't feel like you NEED to fix anything about yourself!
Okay, so now that we are clear on that, you're probably like ummm how does this all work?
I'm going to list out all the details here, and then you can watch the video below if you want to see what the full procedure is like. WARNING: if needles freak you out, you probably shouldn't watch the full video, lol! BUT SERIOUSLY!
It's A Secret Medspa in Dallas, TX
(They also have a Plano location)
This procedure is called a non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job)
(she does my lips too and does an amazing job)
LENGTH OF PROCEDURE
It really depends on how much work you need done. Mine probably took about an hour from start to finish, including the time you consult, and numb.
This is the product that is also used in cheeks, jaw lines, and chins
HOW LONG RESULTS LAST
This will last up to 2 years, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the filler
Swelling and slight discomfort/tenderness for 2-3 days
I had my eyes closed the entire time because I am actually really scared of needles (quite ironic, lol) so when I watched these videos back to edit I nearly died!!! haha! But If any of you have any questions about this process, or anything else, I am happy to answer them! You can DM me on instagram, leave a comment below, or even email me. Hope you enjoyed watching!
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Hi my pretties! I hope y'all are having a wonderful day so far!
As most of you have probably noticed in my photos, I've lightened my hair for the summer months. Needless to say, I had to start using all different hair care products because the bleach definitely changed the texture of my hair! I'm going to share with y'all the products that are now my current faves, from shampoos to texture spray!
My goal with my new lighter locks was to have a blue/gray toned blonde, but my hair ALWAYS pulls a gold tone, which I hate on me! So I've been on a quest for shampoos, rinses, toners, etc. to keep my hair having a cool tone instead of warm. I found an amazing product from Amika (which is one of my favorite hair care brands of all time). This product is called Bust Your Brass and it's a violet based leave in foam, which is awesome! I use this product every few days. Ya just pump a handful of the foam in your palm and run it through damp hair (after you wash). When you dry it you'll notice your locks are cool and gorgeous! :) Best part is, you can't feel it in your hair at all- no residue or heaviness.
I almost forgot to mention: I use a purple shampoo, that you can shop above, a few times per week in the shower!
If you decide to buy this shampoo, HERE'S AN IMPORTANT TIP!! When you use it make sure you let it sit in your hair for about 5 minutes! BUT don't leave it in too long because your hair will literally turn purple, haha!
FOR BLOW DRYING
I don't know about you guys, but my ends tend to get really dry and frizzy! My hair is frizzy in general, and the more bleach I put on it, the more dry my ends are ? But these two products really help!
I forgot to include this product in the photo above, but I use the Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray as soon as I am ready to brush through all of my wet tangles. Spray it from root to ends and then brush through and I feel like it really prevents the breakage that normally happens in this step.
After that, I start drying my hair and when the ends start getting a little dry, I use the Living Proof Blowout Concentrate! I use one small pump and run it through the ends of my hair (be careful not to use too much of this because it can make your hair a little greasy if so). Then I continue blow drying. When my hair is completely dry, I use the Living Proof Instant Defrizz-er Spray, if it's extra humid outside or my hair is still frizzy. It really takes out the frizz!! Sometimes I don't need this product, but lately with this Texas heat, it's a must! If your ends look good with the concentrate alone, then don't use this spray with it or it'll definitely get oily! That's no bueno, lol.
Most days I curl my hair and try to go for a beachy/wave look. I had tried a ton of different texture sprays to get that tousled, lived-in look and finally found two favorites! After I curl my hair (curling wand linked above), I use the Amika Touchable Hairspray and let it sit for a few minutes to hold. Then I run my fingers through the curls for a more natural wave look and finish off with the Amika Undone Texture Spray. Spray this all over, don't be shy! This gives the perfect hold, but still allows movement for a super natural beach wave look. Oh and ALL of the Amika products smell AMAZING!!!! They literally need a perfume, haha!
I hope you guys enjoy hearing about my favorite products! Let me know what you think and in the comment section below! Love you guys!
Over the past few years I've really gotten into skincare. It can be completely overwhelming to find the perfect product for your skin type, AND fix all of your problem areas while also doing preventative care! I've never really had bad skin, but I do struggle with redness and texture. The past few years I have been using Rodan + Fields (which you guys know I love and have been very happy with), but I'm never opposed to trying something new! I do have to be very careful when trying new products because I have SUPER sensitive skin! Like SUPER! Before I had any clue what skincare was all about I would just use whichever cleanser/wash I could find in my bathroom. Let's just say I found out real quick how sensitive my skin was, lol. Anyways, I have been testing out a new skincare line, and wanted to share with you guys.
It's called YOUR Personalized Skincare. What I love about it is that it is formulated for YOUR specific skin type. It's also cruelty free and made in the US. When ordering your skincare, you take a brief quiz, and they make a regimen that best suits your problem areas, needs, and skin type. It comes with 4 different products: a cleanser, day cream, serum, and night cream. And guess what... it didn't make me break out!!! YAY!
TAKE QUIZ HERE!
PRODUCT BREAK DOWN + MY EXPERIENCE
I loved the cleanser. It was very gentle, which I need for my sensitive skin, but wasn't SO gentle that you feel like it didn't do anything.
The day cream was really nice and light, and has lots of SPF in it. I've never really thought sunscreen was important, but I've recently realized it's a preventative measure! So V important! This day cream had a nice fresh fragrance to it, and it didn't make me feel overly greasy after a little time of wear.
Next is the serum, which was nice, but I wasn't crazy about the texture. It felt like it was gel based, and not the same consistency as the usual serum. I will say though that it felt like it tightened the skin. When I would use it I would feel like my skin was very firm looking (which I am ALLLL about, haha)!
Lastly is the night cream. I would have liked for it to be a little thicker. It felt like it absorbed pretty quickly into my skin, but maybe that's normal (PS: I have combination skin).
I didn't notice any huge changes in my skin within a month, but my skin did stay clear! There was no irritation or reaction, which is always my biggest worry when trying a new product on my skin.
So I'd definitely recommend giving it a try!
If you're interested in trying it, click HERE to take the skin quiz and get started!
HOW I COMPARE IT TO R&D
If you're new to following me, or don't follow me and have just stumbled upon this post, I usually use Rodan and Fields for my skincare and REALLY love it! So after using the YOUR Skincare regimen I want to give y'all my honest opinion in how it compares to the R&D regimen I usually use (I use the soothe regimen).
I was actually very impressed that my skin remained clear with this skincare line! I didn't have any breakouts, extra redness, or intensified texture. That's a big win in my book!
I will have to say though one thing I really love about R&D is how my skin feels after using the regimen: refreshed, super soft and clear... I didn't feel my skin had this same amazing feel when using YOUR Skincare. Not that it was bad at all, just an honest comparison!
One thing I liked BETTER about YOUR than R&D was the smell of the products. I don't think the R&D products really have a scent, but this new skincare has a really light and fresh fragrance that makes you feel good and clean!
All in all I totally recommend! So if you are looking for something new to try for your skin, I give my stamp of approval on this ☺️
I'd love to hear some feedback if you guys have tried it or plan on trying it!
CHECK THEM OUT HERE!
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Y'all know I love trying new hair products, so of course I ad to test out some new products from one of my favorite brands, Living Proof!
I have shared their dry shampoo with you guys, along with their texture spray (highly recommend them all), but since I recently added some blonde to my hair, it seemed that the "restore" products were absolutely necessary, lol. The normal texture of my hair is wavy/curly, coarse, and frizzy. When I add bleach it always gets SUPER dry, and damages pretty easy. I've been growing my hair out FOREVER, so definitely trying to baby it while it's blonde.
Here are the products I tested: the restore shampoo, conditioner, perfecting spray, and the smooth blowout concentrate. If you've never used Living Proof products before, prepare to be amazed. The smell of all of their products is absolutely amazing! So needless to say, the shampoo and conditioner leave your hair smelling wonderful! To be honest, I didn't notice much of a difference in my hair just using the shampoo and conditioner alone. However, when I paired it with the other two products, it left my hair feeling so healthy and strong.
The Perfecting Spray might be my favorite. If any of you have really bad tangles when you try to brush your hair wet, you need this stuff! I spray it on the ends of my hair, after I've towel dried, and before I brush it. It makes those tangles nearly disappear! Once I have my hair all brushed out, I use one pump of the Smooth Blowout Concentrate. This stuff is just amazing on its own. if your ends tend to get dry or frizzy, this concentrate will solve the problem. If you have thicker hair, I would suggest sectioning your hair off when blowdrying it and using a little of this product in each section. Since I have super thin hair, it works to just run one pump through my ends before drying. I'd also recommend to start with one pump, and add more if needed... I made the mistake of using two pumps my first time and it left my ends a little greasy. Ya don't want that!
I was super happy with how silky smooth my hair came out after blow drying it! It's normally a frizz ball!
I think all 4 products together are great, but if I had to say which ones I think are a must, I'd say the perfecting spray and the smooth blowout concentrate.
You can shop all 4 products above! And they all come in mini sizes, which is perfect to try them out!
I'd love to hear y'alls feedback below of how you like it all if you try!