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October 13, 2016

Throwing a halloween party for kids is one thing. Throwing a spooky halloween party for adults is another thing entirely! If you want to make this party fun for adults, you really need to go all out and make sure your bases are covered. Here’s what you need to do:

Decide Where To Throw Your Party

Where to throw your party is very important. Would you rather have it in a venue outside of your home? This could mean you can invite more people, and you won’t need to worry about your belongings getting broken or damaged in any way. However, having it at home is usually easier and a little more intimate. It all depends on the kind of party you’d like to have.

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Send Out Invites ASAP

Make sure you send out your invites ASAP. Some people have work and other commitments, which could stop them from attending if you don’t tell them about it early enough. Make sure you include what they should wear, where it is, and other important info. Choose a design that suits the mood of your party. Somewhere like Invitation Box could inspire you when it comes to design.

Come Up With Your Own Halloween Cocktail And Punch Bowl

As this is an adult halloween party, make sure you have your own halloween cocktail. You could choose something reminiscent of Snow White’s poisoned apple, or make your own. You could even have an acid green punch bowl. Make sure there’s plenty to go around and they go with the theme of the night.

Make Crowd Pleasing Snacks

You don’t need to feed your guests a sit down meal. You could simply create a few crowd pleasing snacks to keep everybody going. Have a mix of sweet and salty foods so that everybody can find something they like. You don’t necessarily need to make the food look gross either! There are lots of ideas online for you to use.

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Watch The Scariest Film You Can Find

Why not watch the scariest film you can find? You’ll all feel much braver if you’re together. Even if you don’t watch it properly, it could make a good background for your party. If you don’t want to do that, at least make sure you have a halloween playlist.

Consider A Murder Mystery

Murder mysteries could be a good way to give your halloween party more of a theme. You basically play it like one big game. You show up in character, and don’t get out of character all night. Different murder mysteries have different rules and things, so make sure you find the right one for you.

Set The Tone With Your Lighting And Decor

Use your lighting and decor to make an impact on your guests. Using traditional candles in old wine bottles looks great. You don’t need to paint everywhere orange. You can have a demure black and white theme, and include some metallic elements for a glamorous feel. You don’t necessarily need to spend much on decor if everything else is in place.

September 16, 2016

Just like any other field, the cosmetic industry is always developing new solutions. Not all of them work out, but many become favorites of cosmetic practitioners. Innovations in cosmetic procedures often focus on avoiding the need for surgery. Some try to reduce recovery time for patients, while others provide temporary solutions. New treatments can help people achieve what they want in different ways. There’s no need to stick to just one treatment which you might not feel is suitable for you. If you’re looking for alternative cosmetics, try some of these latest treatments.

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Temporary Breast Augmentation

The ability to have a temporary breast augmentation and lift has existed for a while. But it experienced a surge in popularity a couple of years ago. This interesting procedure uses an unusual method to give someone a boob job for about 24 hours. It is performed by injecting saline (the same stuff you would find in an IV bag) into the breast tissue. This gives the woman larger breasts for just a short period. So what are the advantages of this? Although it only lasts a short while, it could help someone decide if they want to have cosmetic surgery or not.

Threadlifts

Cosmetic treatments today place a huge focus on being non-invasive. If someone can get away with not having surgery, they would rather do something else. One non-surgical option that’s available is the threadlift for facelift or neck lift replacement. Instead of having one of these procedures surgically, a threadlift uses a biodegradable thread that is sewn into the skin to lift it. The threads take several months to be absorbed into the skin tissue. They help to promote collagen production as they do so. They aim to produce long-term results without anyone having to go under the knife. However, the procedure does involve an anesthetic.

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A Range of Fillers

Dermal fillers have been popular for a while as a non-invasive anti-aging option. However, they are becoming more sophisticated to offer a range of options to customers. They no longer serve just one purpose. Many of them are highly targeted and designed to address specific problems. For example, some are meant to smooth out fine lines while others are intended to provide a plumping effect. Dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons can now use a range of products for different areas of the face.

Topical Botox

A topical version of Botox hasn’t yet been introduced to the market, but it’s highly anticipated. Botox is already a popular choice for non-invasive anti-aging. If it can be applied without the use of even a needle, there could be many more people who want to try it. However, it is still in development, and it could be a while before it gains approval for use. Once it does, it’s not yet clear what benefits it could provide. Although it could improve skin quality, it might not have the ability to smooth out deep lines.

The cosmetic industry is always evolving and offering new treatments. Keep your eye on what’s available to find what’s right for you.

August 23, 2016

You may feel like your 20’s are a time where you don’t have to worry about your skin ageing. However, your beauty regime can now affect how your skin ages and whether you have glowing skin in your 30’s and 40’s. In fact, a lot of women look back and wish they started taking care of their skin when they were in their 20’s. Here is everything you need to know about looking after your skin in your 20’s.

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Take care of your skin every morning

Taking care of your skin starts as soon as you wake up first thing in the morning. It’s so easy to just give it a quick wash and then move on to your beauty regime. But you need to cleanse it properly, so you can unclog your pores to stop breakouts and scarring. You should buy some special cleansing soap which will remove impurities while keeping your natural moisture balance. You then need to use toner which will remove oil and dirt deep in your pores. You can then finish off with a great moisturiser, which will hydrate your skin and create a clean base for makeup.

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Take action with acne now

Spots. Everyone gets them. Everyone hates them. So finding a way to deal with them fast is key. Some people even have to deal with the dreaded nightmare well into their 30’s. You need to ensure you sort it now before you end up with permanent scarring on your face. A lot of people recommend that you get an acid cleanser, a spot treatment, and a daily moisturizer to get rid of breakouts. You need to check with a dermatologist what would be best for your skin. Don’t use products which will irritate it further and cause your skin to get worse.

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Prevent wrinkles

You might be surprised to know that a lot of girls notice their first wrinkle when they are in their mid to late 20’s! Therefore, you should find a good anti-ageing cream that you can use daily to prevent wrinkles. A lot of ladies are also heading for treatments in their 20’s to banish wrinkles. One of the most popular treatments women to go for is a botox injection. Celebrities rave about the treatment with fans including model Katie Price and reality star Kim Kardashian. The treatment smoothes and firms fine lines, enabling you to have youthful looking skin. It looks natural, so people won’t know you have been for the treatment!

Make sure you wash off makeup at night

We know it’s easy to forget, but you must wash off your makeup at night. If you leave it on when you go to bed, it will irritate your skin. It will clog your pores and cause breakouts to appear the next day. Therefore, get a good makeup remover and some cotton wool pads, so you can clean your face before you head to bed.

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So now you have a few tips under your belt, go ahead and see how much it changes your skin…..

January 28, 2016

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If you are tired of getting rid of unwanted hair with traditional methods, such as shaving, it might be a good idea to think about getting rid of that hair another way. The first option that comes to mind is probably laser hair removal, but you also have the option of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments, which are different. Here’s a comparison of the two.

Both Offer Home Use Kits
One thing both techniques have in common is that home use kits are available. In other words, you can go to a drugstore or department store and find hand-held IPL or laser devices to use on yourself. That may sound much more convenient than going in for treatments at your local spa or clinic, right?

The only problem is that IPL and laser hair removal devices designed to be used at home don’t produce the same results as those used in clinics. They simply aren’t as strong, especially the laser devices. So, although they may remove some hairs, they aren’t going to be as thorough or precise.

How the Two Treatment Types Differ
Lasers are concentrated beams of monochromatic (one color) light. They also create a lot of heat in most cases. IPL hair removal machines are much less concentrated. Instead, they produce “bands” of light on certain frequencies, which are meant to disrupt hair growth. However, those pulses of lights don’t create much heat at all.

Why You Might Choose One or the Other
Technically speaking, laser machines usually work better than IPL machines. They are stronger and can often keep unwanted hair from growing back as quickly as it might after IPL treatment. However, the differences in techniques means that laser machines might not be a good way to treat specific patients.

Basically, the heat created by lasers can be disruptive for those with oil glands that are over-active. So, as an example, if you are prone to acne outbreaks you might want to try IPL instead, since acne and oily skin tend to go hand-in-hand.

Lasers can also be a problem for dark-skinned people sometimes, since they tend to treat darker areas on the skin’s surface, which are generally dark hairs. Anyone with dark skin might find that certain laser devices can’t find the hair against the dark skin. Although, there are some lasers that can treat darker skin types.

Shaving or Waxing May Not be Eliminated
If you have IPL or laser treatments, you will have to shave and wax much less often than you otherwise would. But you still may have to do it periodically. How often will depend on a lot of things, including the treatments you have, how often you have them, and how much hair you are trying to treat.

Nevertheless, if you have the proper clinical treatment for your unwanted hair, the roots should be damaged. That means weeks or months before the hair will regrow, as opposed to the few days it might take after you shave surface hair away. So, no matter which type of clinical hair removal treatment you choose, it will save you time.

June 23, 2015

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It can be tempting when the weather’s nice to spend every day outside. However, the hot summer sun is known to age you quicker than anything else. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of skin cancer and the early onset of fine lines and wrinkles. But if you’re already paying for your years lying out in the sun, how do you repair your skin? A common misconception is that surgical procedures like facelifts are the only solution to this problem. Luckily, there are several non-invasive options can save your appearance.

It’s inevitable that as we age, so does our skin. According to Webmd.com, our facial tissue will loosen due to the loss of fat in major areas like the cheeks, temples, chin, nostrilsand jawline. For many, these are the problem areas where we would love to have firm, toned and glowing skin.If you also have a poor diet, drink to excess, rarely moisturize and smoke, you may also notice that you are paying for your poor habits. Unfortunately, we’re entering the season where everyone is proud to show off their glowing, flawless skin with revealing tank tops and bathing suits. If you want to compete around the pool, why not take advantage of many cosmetic techniques that can restore your skin to its heyday?

The best cosmetic clinics offer a range of services that are non-invasive yet offer long-lasting results. You don’t need to go under the knife and endure the extended painful recovery time to see tighter, glowing skin. Instead, book a consultation with one of a skincare expert who can discuss a range of cosmetic procedures that include chemical peels, laser skin tightening and cosmetic injections like Botox. Whether you are looking to firm up your jawline, reinstate your cheekbones or minimize fine lines and wrinkles, these clinics can find an affordable solution that fits your budget and lifestyle.

One of the absolute best features of these new techniques is that they cost significantly less than going the surgical route. If you’ve also lived with horrific acne scars or hyperpigmentation for far too long, a laser skin treatment can help to change the texture of your skin and restore an even, overall tone. It can reverse years of sun damage, which are seen in fine lines and sunspots and bring out your best features. Imagine walking out with glowing cheeks, a wrinkle-free forehead and a defined jawline. With one confidential discussion with a great medical clinic, they can provide a selected treatment that will work for you.

If you’re based in Ontario and looking for the best laser skin clinic in Toronto, do a little preliminary research first. Ask your friends and family for a referral or scour reputable message boards looking for a facility that offers state-of-the-art technology. Skin Vitality Medical Clinic boasts 11 locations across the greater Toronto area and specializes in Fraxel skin resurfacing. This procedure is great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and reversing the signs of environmental damage seen on your skin. By booking a consultation with them, you can discuss the treatment’s amazing benefits and be clear on any possible side affects that could occur.

One of the greatest benefits from a great cosmetic procedure is the boost of confidence that comes along with it. If you’ve become self-conscious about your looks, it’s worth the cost. Regular cosmetic treatments at a reputable medical clinic offer skin maintenance with more affective results than fancy drugstore skin creams. You can go as often as you’d like, adjusting it to fit the seasons and your lifestyle. With summer fast approaching,it’s time to show off your best and brightest skin. Book a consultation and explore your options for that natural glow.

 

 

June 5, 2015

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Cosmetic surgery is a $12 billion dollar business in the US. Every year, more than 15 million Americans go under the proverbial knife. The knife itself is now only used in invasive processes. Both invasive and non-invasive techniques are used to sculpt your face and body, for a variety of reasons. These can range from looking younger or more attractive, to hiding scars or reducing body fat. Whatever the reason, there is some due diligence and thinking to be done prior to the procedure.

Since the procedures are often expensive and make long-lasting changes, it is best to do some legwork before you fix your appointment. Here are five basic things you should consider before going for your surgery:

Do some research

Find out more about the procedure you will undergo. A relevant search will throw up many options. Look for articles that highlight both the benefits and the risks involved. Find out more about the different techniques and products. Do some research and establish the approximate cost of the procedure. The area of cosmetic surgery is lightly regulated, so there is little standardization across its practitioners. Based on the costs, this is also the right time to judge if you really need to have the procedure. If you have to take a loan in order to fund the procedure, perhaps you should consider if you can do without it.

Now is the time to consider the risk involved. Obviously many procedures are complicated and expose the patient to considerable risk, but some cosmetic surgery, like Lasik, is almost risk-free. Cataract Surgery in San Antonio and other cities is almost 100% risk-free.

Get your GP involved

At some point in time, you’ll have to decide on the doctor and venue. Get your GP involved. Chances are he will have colleagues or friends in the field who can recommend a reputable doctor for your case. Collect some names and then pay personal visits to the locations to gauge your comfort factor.

Check if you can use a non-invasive technique

Many women use fillers for years before they feel the need for invasive surgery. Find out if there is a non-invasive procedure to give the result you want.

Make sure your goals are realistic

Be realistic about what your looks will be, after the surgery. Your rhinoplasty is not necessarily going to make you look like Brad Pitt or Mila Kunis.

Stay focused

If you have gone through the above points and you are still convinced about the procedure, then stay focused and good luck with the process. There is nothing more uplifting than a new improved you.

At the end of the day, like with all surgeries, there can be complications. It’s best to be prepared for them. On the other hand, a successful surgery can go a long way in lifting our self-esteem. That on its own is reason enough to go through with it. Doing the right due diligence is the first step towards your cosmetic surgery.