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I’ve always had an issue with my stomach. Even at my thinnest in my 20s and “wedding weight” in my early 30s, I never (ever) felt confident baring my belly in a bikini. Fast forward to almost 20 years later at the age of 42, I do Pilates six days a week—and while I’m definitely in the best shape of my life, I still see room for abdominal improvement. When Emsculpt received FDA clearance last year I immediately became obsessed, and as it turns out I’m the ideal candidate.
After about 1,000 attempts, this is the most flattering “before” photo I took.
The first treatment of its kind, Emsculpt uses HIFEM
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Among the first signs of fall is the welcome reappearance of sumptuous wine, scarlet, chocolate, and deep amethyst hues at Sephora. Of course, true to form, one of my picks for fall is YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture in Le Nu, a beautiful nude that covers my lips in a single smooth stroke. This rich elegant formula has an iconic 1940s look and feel and lasts really well without touchups. The deeper shades are beautiful too if you want to dive right into the season, even before the leaves start turning. Totally worth the $38 splurge, the new limited edition comes in 7 luscious shades.
I always switch up my
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By April, I’m finally ready to come out of hibernation and my #Ihatewinter phase. So, I recently got a sample of a miracle matte lipstick from Make Up For Ever in a subscription box and the color was perfect for me. This is brand I normally wouldn’t buy because I feel like I’ve aged out of it, but now I’m hooked on this product (which speaks to the value prop of sampling….). Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick ($20) is the penultimate matte lip color in a handy skinny tube. I am loving shades #105, 107 and 103 which are all bare colors that would suit all or most skin types. And for $2