Happy Sunday everyone! This morning I'll be making my organic hibiscus tea. "The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss."
Are you not happy with the results of your recent facial aesthetics treatments and think you need / want / deserve an extra top up? Do you think you wasted your money and nothing at all changed on your face ? Do you think no one notices what you have done so you want / expect more for free and you are really angry with your doctor / injector ?
Trust me...... we all DO notice ♂️
I decided to talk about something that happens to me to witness every now and then in my clinic and it can end up in serious ' body dysmorphia '. So let's be open and straightforward . This is how the human brain works :
in order to survive to changes , and the Darwin law anticipated this many years ago, the human brain gets used to changes very very quickly and then stops noticing them thinking it is always been like this . Didn't it happen to you that one day your best fried dyed her hair blue or pink ? At first you were shocked ♀️, thinking is she mad, then after few days you didn't even notice it anymore , right ?
Same thing happens when you have facial aesthetics. You fix something that bothered you for years (let's say thin lips ) ... and magically after few days something else that you never paid attention to starts to annoy you (flat cheek bones ) . Your cheek bones have always been flat but your focus was on the lips . Or even if your lips got bigger you got used to them already in few days and think they are still small . You are upset , angry and you want more . This is one of the reasons why I always take 'before ' photographs . Not only for my records and portfolio , but also to show , when this happens to my clients , that it's just in their minds and the treatment HAS been very successful but their brain has forgotten already . The reaction when I show the ' before ' photo is always ' Oh my God, what a difference I am so sorry '. And we all burst laughing From being unhappy and angry they shift to embarrassment and gratitude .
So before taking any decisions ... breathe , look at your before photos and ... trust your doctor #truth#honestbeauty#facialaesthetics#facialsculpting#lipfillerslondon#lipfillers
Really need to order some of these @nudusaustralia lipsticks! I've heard these are the absolute BEST natural lipsticks on the market. Super hydrating with color that lasts for hours. What's not to love?!
I wish this foundation had worked out. Recently I've gotten interested in trying more #greenbeauty products and picked up @honestbeauty Everyday Creme Foundation @ulta because I had some points to cash in. It retails for $30 and you get 0.31oz (insane!) anyway I paid $17 after cashing in my points.
Product description: Infused with chamomile, calendula and vitamin E, this soft antioxidant-rich cream foundation conceals and conditions skin. Jojoba oil moisturizes and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Mineral pigments blend smoothly to match skin tone for a radiant-looking complexion. Get a full coverage, velvety finish with no stickiness. Flawless, weightless, effortless...done!
Product reality: There's nothing effortless about this. I've never encounter a foundation that was so hard just to get out of the damn pan! I dunno if I got a defective one or what, but it was like trying to pull dried clay from the pan.
The sponge that it comes with is awful, Lancôme and Laura Mercier powders come with some amazing sponges that work both wet and dry. I tried to apply this with a foundation brush (left streaks); beauty blender was way too time consuming, I don't have 15 min to literally beat my face everyday, way too high maintenance; with a kabuki brush the formula didn't adhere to bristles. When I did finally manage to take the time to work it on with a beauty blender it looked nice and photographed really well, but didn't have longterm staying power, especially in the T-zone area. Overall the experience of using it was super frustrating and not worth it given the wealth of better formulated foundations out there.
If they reformulated this and repackaged it into a stick foundation it might do better. In terms of shade range, there are 8 and medium/dark skin tone women can use about 3; I bought "Almond," which wasn't a bad match but I noticed medium toned women mixing it with Java (the next darkest color) to get the perfect match. I really dig the concept behind it with the essential oils and minerals, it sounds good for the skin, but the application hassle is not worth it.
Сегодня о женском.
Из чего же, из чего же, из чего же сделаны наши девчонки?
Пришла посылочка от компании @honest_beauty Сразу много всего, но уже 2 года почти ничего из косметики не покупала и заметно все поиспользовалось.
Вся косметика сделана в США, натуральная, органическая, эко-френдли, часть виганская, не тестирована на животных, сделана без вредной химии, упаковки идут в переработку, а часть прибыли от продажи идёт на поддержку рабочих мест и образования для молодых женщин.
Интересная фишка бальзам в прозрачной коробочке. Он на основе масел подсолнечника, кокоса и пчелиного воска, в общем обычный бальзам для губ, но предлагается использовать его на скулах, в районе морщин под глазами и в любых сухих местах лица. Добавляет лицу увлажнённости и сияния (что особенно актуально для стабильно невысыпающихся мам)). Им можно мазать детей, собак, раны... все что пожелаешь)) Очень люблю такие универсальные штучки. А у вас есть подобные косметические секреты??
Качество всего на высоте. Плюс косметика легкая, натуральная красота подчеркивается, а не маскируется. Да ещё сделана с ответственностью перед миром. Все, как я люблю. #HonestBeauty#CrueltyFree
It's finally nice and sunny in Chicago today!!! Kept it in the family this morning and used my Honest Beauty products. I love that they are naturally derived and don't aggravate my skin.. my favorite is their younger eye cream - I have posted previously about this- the Rosehip Oil (which contains retinoic acid) and hyaluronic acid smooth lines while hydrating around the eye area. My other fav is the magic balm which you can use for anything from lip balm to cheek highlight. The younger face moisturizer is super hydrating and I love to layer it with their luminous primer before makeup as it is tacky enough to keep makeup in place for hours. The only product I'm not sure about is the tinted moisturizer as it isn't very pigmented (this can be seen as a good thing).. it feels very light and has SPF 30 which is nice, I just prefer a little more coverage. I also included the Sea Salt spray as it's great to throw on your hair when it needs extra texture (and the beach smell doesn't hurt either ) I will share my makeup products soon if this is something everyone would be interested in! Product details below!
Younger Face Deep Hydration Cream
The Younger Eye Cream
Everything Primer Luminous Base
Beyond Protected Sheer Tint with SPF 30
Honest Magic Balm
Hair: Honestly Effortless Sea Salt Spray