Body Positive Bling

20160216_213311.pngI often think about how difficult it must be for young girls in particular. There is so much pressure to be like Kylie or whoever else is this weeks must have “bod”. So, when someone approaches me with something so beautiful and generous as Fiona De Buitlear of Trinkets Jewellery in Ireland I can’t help but be on board.

Fiona Is using her bling business as a platform to promote a body positive “real model” message. The plan is simple, she will give away a gorgeous bit of sparkle in return for a “selfie” and message that reflects a positive body image.

 

Fiona sent me what I can only describe as magpie heaven! My payment was a selfie and an agreement to be one of her “real models”.
IMG_20160204_162923.jpgWhat strikes me about this campaign is this isn’t rhetoric and is not a bunch of well-meaning words for self-promotion. She is literally putting her money where her mouth is. I am absolutely in awe of what she is doing. It takes great courage to put convictions over money. I always find it intriguing that some of the most provocative business decisions come from those with the most to lose. As a small business owner she is taking a huge risk. For this I feel it is our obligation to not only support her, but pressure other businesses to do the get on board.

The bottom line is every woman deserves to feel beautiful and femininity does not have a size!

IMG_20160204_163139So, I would ask everyone to support the amazing work that Fiona is doing. She is an inspiration and if all of us were willing to wear are ovaries on the outside once in a while the world would be a much more accepting place.

Off to put in my order for one or ten bling bangles!

 

The Bloodbath

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So, here we go again!  First it was Kim Kardashian, face covered in blood wincing in pain whilst supposedly having a “Vampire” Facial.  The procedure looking as gory as possible, the beautiful celebrity showing the blood, sweat and tears it takes to be beautiful, right?

This week the latest celebrity to endure this obviously barbaric treatment was Ferne McCann.  Poor girl covered in blood looking like she had been glassed in the face after a rough night at the Sugar Hut.  An apparent professional had done this to her in the name of beauty.  Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it?  But, the thing is a “Vampire” facial does not look like this.  The actual procedure which I have had on more than one occasion does not involve injecting red blood cells into the face.  I find it extremely disturbing that anyone would claim otherwise.  Having had the treatment myself on more than one occasion I can say with certainty that I have never left a clinic with blood smeared over my face.  To claim otherwise is ridiculous.

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Dr Sister injection the clear serum

I have been treated by Dr Daniel Sister.  Dr Sister is a pioneer in anti-ageing treatments with his method of Dracula Therapy™.  This procedure involves taking a vile of your own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge in order to separate the red blood cells from the clear serum and platelets.  Did you get that?  Clear serum! The platelets are then injected into the face in order to reduce the signs of ageing. The injections encourage DNA repair thus, making the skin appear more youthful and rejuvenated.  I have had these treatments with Dr Sister on my face as well as other parts of my body as Dracula Therapy™ is used to reduce the appearance of scars.

I assume a bloody face makes for a good headline.  We are all talking about it, so job done.  But, this does a huge disservice to the aesthetic industry as a whole.  PRP as it is also known is a very effective minimally invasive treatment.  It has a number of uses including treatment of scars, hair loss, osteoarthritis and the ground breaking work being done by Claudia McGloin and her Rejuvula treatment that uses Dracula Therapy™ for vaginal rejuvenation.

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Dr Sister and I after Dracula treatment on my face.

Dracula Therapy™ is an amazing treatment.  It was almost erased my scars and left me with glowing skin. So, please give us some credit and leave the bloodbath for the cinema.

No More Muffin Topping

Shapewear?  Spanx? Girdles? Waist trainer? Cincher? Different names for the various torture devices we women subject ourselves to in the name of sucking in that gut and taming the varying degrees of muffin top we suffer from.

cynosureI admit to owning every single one of these garments with mixed results. The jury is out on whether the sweaty workout of tucking your rolls into the pants and pinching bruises from the hundreds of hook and eye clasps is worth it.  But, is there an alternative to banishing the muffin top?  I was invited to Nova Aesthetic Clinic in Greenwich for a treatment that promises just that!

The Nova LipoFreeze is a non-invasive technique using state of the art equipment that according to the claim will literally freeze your fat away.  This technique can be used anywhere on the body to sculpt and tone away your unwanted bulgy bits within weeks.  For men it can even be used to sort out your moobs!

Nova Aesthetics Clinic is a beautiful state of the art clinic in the heart of  trendy and historic Greenwich. So, you can have some serious retail therapy following a treatment.   It is favoured by many VIP clients as it is discreet and private with the most advanced treatments including all the latest and greatest in plastic surgery offered by Professor Baruffaldi.

I saw their award winning therapist Stefania who was absolutely amazing.  It can sometimes be a bit daunting taking your various flaps and folds out in front of a stranger.  But, she made me feel at ease straight away.  The treatment involved putting gel over my muffin top, which to be honest had become more of a wedding cake since Christmas.  That’s a lie!!  There is no excuse, I just fell off the wagon and it ran over me repeatedly!

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Before

Stefania first applies a conductive gel to the area being treated and then the machine is attached.  It is a very powerful suction that once attached sucks in your wobbly bit and then cools it to roughly 3 degrees centigrade.  It is totally painless and actually once your bits have been cooled the area goes numb and you can relax with a magazine for 45 minutes whilst the magic happens.  Following the treatment my (insert giant cake metaphor here) felt cold to the touch.  But, other than that I had no adverse reaction.

The cooling process causes the fat cells to be destroyed.  They are then metabolised by your liver and excreted the way any other foreign material would be.  The treatment has been FDA approved for over 10 years and is a viable and less expensive alternative to more invasive treatments.

 

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After

Within 2-3 weeks after the treatment the average patient can expect to see a 20-40% reduction in fat.  For optimum results a series of treatments is recommended.  I had a visible reduction in my waist with a loss of two inches.   It is certainly a great option alongside a healthy diet to get rid of those stubborn areas that are so difficult to shift.  It works particularly well with a follow-up treatment of LPG endormologie massage, which I will be having very soon.  So, stay tuned for the update.

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Chilling during the treatment!

Nova Aesthetics Clinic is generously giving a special discount exclusively to my followers.  When you book your first visit, you can choose from their extensive menu of treatments and receive 20% off if you mention my blog.  You can also get the Nova LipoFreeze at the exclusive price of £200 for the first treatment area instead of £390. This offer is for new customers only.