Plastic Surgery Abroad: 4 Best Tips To Avoid A Botched Procedure - Smart Beauty Guide

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Whenever I hear that someone has gone abroad to receive plastic surgery of any kind (tummy tucks, breast implants, facelift, the works) I automatically cringe. Mainly because those people flocked to another country without doing a large amount of research and decided on their surgeon due to the allure of cheaper rates. Cue horror story; a boat of tears; and sadly, some serious health issues and complications.

You think you’re saving money?

Is something as serious as invasive surgery worth risking your life to save a few bucks? You end up spending even more money to fix the damage that has been done. According to one board-certified physician, what he sees go wrong with many facial surgeries either done poorly here in the states or abroad are various complications including scarring (from hiding an incision poorly placed, most commonly seen in Mexico and South America), issues with symmetry (like the use of silicone or plastic for rhinoplasty in Asian countries), nerve weakness, and more.

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But probably the most common plastic surgery mishap abroad has to deal with breast implants (one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures). Whether they were not placed properly or industrial-grade instead of medical-grade silicone was used, the cost of fixing those mistakes can weigh heavy on a person’s wallet and health. Last year, PIP implants from France were found containing lower-grade silicone that could lead to rupture or inflammation. These implants are not FDA-approved and cannot be used in the United States.

What about follow-up care?

According to an Orange County plastic surgeon, people think they are getting a good value for surgery overseas. What people have to keep in mind about plastic surgery is that it isn’t a one day ordeal. There are plenty of post-surgery visits to consider, if you want to heal properly and without infections.

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“In my practice, patients are seen one day, one week, one month, and three months after surgery,” he explains. “This allows time for the doctor to assess them and make sure everything is progressing normally. It’s also the time for patients to ask the surgeon questions. This is possible over the phone, but the fact is you get more information when the surgeon is in front of you doing a live assessment.”

Opting for surgery done outside of your country means you won’t be able to follow-up with your surgeon easily, to ask questions, take care of any infections or use your insurance to cover the cost (if at all possible). You’re pretty much left on your own, hoping that nothing goes wrong, or paying more money to fly back and forth to consult with your surgeon. It just doesn’t seem worth it…

To learn more about plastic surgery abroad and what to look for in a plastic surgeon outside of the US, go to www.smartbeautyguide.com!

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Skincare Ingredient Review: How Frankincense Works To Tone, Firm, Rejuvenate - Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR) Organics Frankincense Skincare Line
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of frankincense is church. The wispy smoke which fills the cathedral air with an inviting scent — usually resonated with some type of spiritual divinity — can now be found in your skincare. Who knew that the age-old ingredient has some amazing anti-aging abilities to boot!

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The organic British beauty and health line Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR) Organics uses a bounty of nature-made ingredients in their ethical brand. Just one of their many spotlighted ingredients, frankincense has been around for more than 4,000 years, and used by Arabian kings, pharoahs and Roman emperors.

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Frankincense is known for its toning, firming and rejuvenating properties and is ideal for all skin types. Egyptians mixed frankincense with honey to make a moisturizing mask, along with moringa oil and plant juices in treatments to banish wrinkles.

Skincare Ingredient Review: How Frankincense Works To Tone, Firm, Rejuvenate - Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR) Organics Frankincense Skincare Line

What you see is what you get in NYR Organics skincare.

It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties for cracked, inflamed and dry skin. To start incorporating frankincense into your skincare regimen, try the Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial Oil and Intense Age-Defying Cream, which use a line-smoothing 3-peptide complex with visible results in just 60 days! The complex supports the skin’s structure showing improved suppleness and line reduction. Turmeric extract brightens skin along with argan, baobab, grapeseed and macadamia oil to deeply nourish, soften and soothe the skin. Organic cocoa butter balances this complex blend for intense moisture and protection.
Skincare Ingredient Review: How Frankincense Works To Tone, Firm, Rejuvenate - Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR) Organics Frankincense Skincare Line
Coming soon to the Frankincense line is NEW! Frankincense Intense Concentrate, a more concentrated “super-boost” treatment. It offers 100% more peptides than the moisturizer; clinically proven for instant age-defying effects including anti-wrinkle, elasticity and radiance efficacy. Its gel-like formula includes gardenia plant stem cells to boost collagen production, full of non-GMO, eco-friendly FairWild certified frankincense from Kenya. Just 2 pumps massaged gently all over the face morning and night will have you waking up with healthier looking skin. Available starting October 2014 at us.nyrorganics.com.

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Blogger Spotlight: In His Clothes (AKA Pretty Connected) Shares Her 4 Best Tom-Girl Beauty Trends 2014, 2015!

In our latest Beauty Blogger Spotlight feature, we’ll be talking with our fave beauty and fashion bloggers about some of their most coveted and repurchased beauty products of all time. But right now, we’re chatting with the never-stopping fashion and beauty blogger, Lara Eurdolian from Pretty Connected and In His Clothes. And if you already read her blogs and follow Lara on Instagram and Twitter at @InHisClothes & @PrettyConnected, then you know she’s at every fashion and beauty event in NYC reporting live and snapping sneak-peek pics of products before they even launch! Read on to to learn more about her sites and Lara’s Top  4 Tom-Girl Beauty Trends!

Most people know me for my beauty (turned beauty/fashion/lifestyle) blog, Pretty Connected. From my years at NARS, Kiehl’s, Jurlique (and consulting for countless other beauty brands), and the last 6 years Pretty Connected has been in existence, my love for cosmetics and this industry is very apparent.

But what draws a lot of my readers to my site are my approachable makeup choices and looks, with a Tom-Girl style that shows you don’t have to be a girlie-girl (although I have my moments of being one too!) to read my site. Tom-Girl is a term I coined this year when I started my second blog, In His Clothes, a style blog that addresses my other love: menswear and the influence it has on women’s clothing. Since beauty plays a role in every outfit I put together for the site, I was delighted when BeautyStat.com asked me to share my Top 4 Tom-Girl Beauty Trends! So, here we go…

Blogger Spotlight: In His Clothes (AKA Pretty Connected) Shares Her 4 Best Tom-Girl Beauty Trends 2014, 2015!

1. Smoky Eyes: While I don’t like to think of Kristen Stewart as my muse for anything, it’s hard to deny nothing compliments her Tom-Girl style more then a smoky eye. And my favorite palette to get the look is the Lorac Pro Palette. From shimmery neutrals to gorgeous matte hues, this palette is great for beginners and experts alike! Their ultra-pigmented shades perform both wet and dry to shade, shadow, line and define your eyes to create countless looks to go from day to night.Blogger Spotlight: In His Clothes (AKA Pretty Connected) Shares Her 4 Best Tom-Girl Beauty Trends 2014, 2015!

2. Dark Eyeliner: You don’t have to go over-the-top with a thick liner (or you can), but my makeup case is never without 2-3 liners. My favorites: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner (for a cat-eye), Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil for everyday and Buxom Hold The Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Pick Me Up, which is a sparkling denim blue shade for when I feel like switching it up. It has a metallic midnight blue effect that’s an easy and amazing way to glam up your eyes!

Blogger Spotlight: In His Clothes (AKA Pretty Connected) Shares Her 4 Best Tom-Girl Beauty Trends 2014, 2015!

3. Bright Fuschia Lips: Nothing tops a masculine contrast like some feminine lips! (Just make sure it matches). But an easy way to turn any Tom-Boy outfit to a top girl is a pink lip. My top pick is Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia. It’s hot pink and stays put. Even if you eat, drink and do lose color throughout the day, the stain of the hot pink lip will remain.

Blogger Spotlight: In His Clothes (AKA Pretty Connected) Shares Her 4 Best Tom-Girl Beauty Trends 2014, 2015!

4. Matte Nails: I have long been obsessed with Knock Out Nail Polish. (And every kid that ever Sharpie-d their nails or tried Wite-Out on them will be too). They were the first brand to do matte nail polish. And after 4+ years of seeking out their matte black, white and grey shades, and stalking the brand, I joined the company as a spokesperson and partner this year. It’s the first matte nail polish I’ve used that doesn’t chip in two seconds, and all it takes is a gloss coat to change the finish when I feel like switching it up.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

So, tell us! Are you going to embrace your Tom-Girl persona and try some of these beauty trends?

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Fall 2014 Preview: Dior 5-Couleurs Makeup Collection - Pink, Red, Blue, Black And Grey Shades Inspired By The House of Dior‘s 5 Signature Colors

Christian Dior believed that true sophistication and elegance often arose from the combination of unexpected colors, textures and effects, which can often be seen played out in the colorful, unexpected designs on the Dior runway from the inception of the brand in 1947.

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Since Dior 5 Couleurs have become an eye makeup essential, offering not only a multitude of colors to be worn in a variety of combinations, but also a range of effects from matte to satiny and iridescent to metallic for countless possibilities. Now, the House of Dior‘s 5 signature colors are interpreted for the Fall 2014 makeup collection, incorporating new lip and nail shades for a complete, signature Dior beauty look.

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Top to Bottom: Dior 5 Couleurs in Tutu #846, NEW Rouge Dior Lipstick in Rose Tutu #354, NEW Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Rose Tutu #254; Dior 5 Couleurs in Trafalgar #876, NEW Rouge Dior Lipsticks in Rouge Massai #869, Massai #853

Fall 2014 Preview: Dior 5-Couleurs Makeup Collection - Pink, Red, Blue, Black And Grey Shades Inspired By The House of Dior‘s 5 Signature ColorsDior 5 Couleurs in Carré Bleu #276, NEW Rouge Dior Lipstick in Carré d’Or #185, NEW Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Carré Bleu #796

Fall 2014 Preview: Dior 5-Couleurs Makeup Collection - Pink, Red, Blue, Black And Grey Shades Inspired By The House of Dior‘s 5 Signature ColorsDior 5 Couleurs in Pied-de-Poule #096, NEW Rouge Dior Lipstick in Pied-de-Poule #977, NEW Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Pied-de-Poule #206; Dior 5 Couleurs in Bar #056, NEW Rouge Dior Lipstick in Bar #317, NEW Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Bar #902
Fall 2014 Preview: Dior 5-Couleurs Makeup Collection - Pink, Red, Blue, Black And Grey Shades Inspired By The House of Dior‘s 5 Signature Colors

On-Counter: August 2014 (Lips & Nails are limited-edition through fall season) Availability: Dior counters nationwide, Dior.com.

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So, are you going to be able to stick to just one house of color? Which house will you pick or mix up?

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Review, Swatches: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Collection - Metallic/Matte Lip Tar, Nail Lacquer, Pencil Shades

Sadly, San Diego Comic Con has come and gone. But I’m still madly obsessed with some of the cosplay awesomeness seen on blogs and Tumblrs everywhere. Sure, I don’t have the guts to go entirely blue (and nekkid!) like some Mystique look-a-likes, but I don’t mind sporting a vibrant and comic-inspired lip once in awhile either.

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Luckily the NEW! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter Colour 2014 Collection allows me to channel my inner superhero, as its dark and off kilter colors are great for all those fun occasions where you definitely want to stand out. Packed with NEW! Lip Tar shades, Nail Lacquers and Cosmetic Colour Pencil shades, there’s something for any wannabe cosplayer (like yours truly) inside this fantastic collection.

Review, Swatches: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Collection - Metallic/Matte Lip Tar, Nail Lacquer, Pencil Shades

No brand new OCC line would be complete without some fierce Lip Tars! Just in time for the upcoming fall/winter season (hiya NYFW!), the brand is unveiling 6 all-new shades to satisfy your beauty fancy. If you prefer a basic, everyday color, make your go-to lippie jealous with Covet, a bright but not too bold creamy peach.

Review, Swatches: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Collection - Metallic/Matte Lip Tar, Nail Lacquer, Pencil Shades

Desire a seductive red? Manhunter turns up the heat with its metallic formula, offering a fire engine hue with a dazzling hint of shine.

Review, Swatches: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Collection - Metallic/Matte Lip Tar, Nail Lacquer, Pencil Shades

Poison Ivy much?

How about a full-fledged daring pout? Look to Technopagan to bring a delicious touch of violet-blue to your lips.

Review, Swatches: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Collection - Metallic/Matte Lip Tar, Nail Lacquer, Pencil Shades

Equally as buzzworthy are OCC’s dramatic Nail Lacquers to get your fingertips moody and beautiful with each gorgeous color to match your million dollar lips. Whether you crave simple or high-fashion inspired polishes, try any of these sensual picks for a darker mani. For a closer look, I got you covered with the swatches below!

Review, Swatches: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Collection - Metallic/Matte Lip Tar, Nail Lacquer, Pencil Shades

Shades From L-R: Covet, Technopagan, Pagan, Dangerous, Distortion and Poison

Finally, the all-over Cosmetic Colour Pencil shades can be used anywhere and everywhere you want for a boost of color.

Review, Swatches: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Fall/Winter 2014 Collection - Metallic/Matte Lip Tar, Nail Lacquer, Pencil Shades

Easily used on both eyes and lips, the Sebastian and Lydia pencils offer darker shades just in time for the upcoming season.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Are you beauties going to unleash your inner cosplayer with these outrageous Lip Tar shades?

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