OMG $69 Chemical Peel On Groupon

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I am always trying something! I love being pampered, so for years I have indulged myself in Spa treatments such as massages, facials, body polishes, wraps, scrubs, vichy showers, and the usual mani / pedi. Yes ma’am I have been dipped, dyed and fried!

(Sidebar….speaking of vichy showers, Turf Valley Resort, in Maryland has the most AMaZiNg warm Milk & Honey Scrub that is to die for.)

Yesterday, like most days, I’m browsing the internet and ran across a promotion on Groupon for a $69 chemical peel. “Whattttt $69 BUCKS, now that’s a bargain!” I thought. Although I’ve never gotten one, I do know peels run between $125-$300 per session and usually 3 or more are recommended spread out over a few months for maximum results.

Here is the $69 Groupon deal…..
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This product is medical grade acid that exfoliates the top layers of skin causing your face to peel leaving a new fresh smooth layer within days. The chemicals will produce brighter, younger looking skin with a better texture. Luckily, I don’t have bad skin or get acne, but battle dry dullness so I simply want the glowing, dewey, radiant look to my face. (Yes, I do know drinking more water is a start, but I’m extra.)

Indeed I was excited, so when I arrived an hour later 🙂  I was greeted by a bubbly, well dressed woman Erica who escorted me to my esthetician, Missy, who also had an adorable personality. The process took about 25 minutes where my face was first cleansed then wiped down with an alcohol smelling solution followed by the peeling agent that burns for about 15 minutes. A fan was turned on to assist with cooling me off. The liquid stung quite a bit but wasn’t totally unbearable. After the procedure, I was consulted on my skin care regimen and then offered top of the line skin care products to purchase such as Obagi.

I left the office with the clear masque still on and was instructed to stay out of the sun, rinse my face in 4 hours and not use a cleanser until the next morning.

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My peel was yesterday at 4pm, it’s now 12:45pm the next day and I am still feeling a tingling and itching sensation after following instructions and cleansing my face earlier today. I was told I may begin peeling between day 1-3 and NOT to pull any skin but to just let it fall off unassisted. I have not started peeling or flaking and will post updated pics of my before and after results.

FYI, I got the  the Vitalize by Skin Medica, who also make the Rejuvenize (stronger more expensive peel)  and the Illuminize Peels (cheaper beginner and less harsh on the skin). I would highly recommend the services of Dr. Birely, Artistry in Plastic Surgery who also does liposuction and breast enhancements. The office space is extremely attractive and the staff are darlings. Erica and Missy are my new BFF’s…..lol.

I’m In Love

I'm In Love

I found these sexy strappy babies at Loehman’s for a steal!

Breakfast Food For Lunch

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For some reason I wanted pancakes at 2:00pm on a Sunday afternoon. Backtrack, not just “any” pancakes but ones from iHop….OM freakin’ G…those are major.

Mind you, while getting dressed today, like every day, I’m struggling to find clothes that fit since I gained a few extra pounds the past year and refuse to buy larger size clothes. No ma’am!

I have purposely let myself suffer looking at my cute size 8/9 pieces hanging in my closet hoping deep in my soul that they haven’t gotten to the end of their road.

Yes, me being at iHop is totally out of order and I know flat out that I’m dead wrong.

Note to self: Start dieting tomorrrow

Happy Saturday

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Of all days, I’m in the house on a Saturday with a miserable cold eating soup. Today, I had planned on hanging out around town taking pics with my new Canon Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera…..OMG it’s the bomb!!! I have been researching cameras for over a month and at the last minute decided to check Craigslist. Lucky me, I found a local guy selling one for $600 firm, but I managed to get it for $550.

Two days later, after a 30 minute inspection meeting with the guy at a McDonald’s, I was convinced it was a good buy. Not only was I getting the camera but also an additional macro lens along with a 3yr. store warranty that the seller purchased (which I called on the spot to verify).

I left with the camera feeling quite satisfied and just to be sure, I popped into a highly reputable pro photography store in Baltimore on Falls Rd., Service Photo and got a thorough “look over” and was told it was in excellent condition.

Told you I LUCKed up 🙂

Here is my new toy….

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Pics I took of my makeup……..

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Little Mr. Injured sleeping across the back seat with a cast on his leg after school…..

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Random pic showing off my skills…lol

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Happy Saturday

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My friends know I live for Saturday FUN. I swear it’s the Holy Grail of days to me. If the weather is on point, I’m in heaven because I can hang out in the sunshine “doing me.”

Today my bestie Kim was in a crab eating mood so we chatted it up pier side at Bo Brooks, a waterfront restaurant. It’s my South Beach Miami in Baltimore chill spot over looking the Inner Harbor.

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Sipping on a key lime martini with graham cracker on the rim was perfect for me while eating hot steamed crabs. I am big on customer service and truly appreciate it when received. The District Manager Chris Cox went out of his way to fix an issue I had even periodically checking on our table.

Manager Chris below…..

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Fabulous Hot Pink Skates

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I’m in LUV….these hot skates put my basic white ones with pink wheels to shame Honey.

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Currently available, these babies will only set you back $179 -$299 however, you will rule the rink.

And for the Hello Kitty lovers….

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Nasir’s Portrait Of Me

Digging through my son’s keepsake box I started 13 years ago when he was a baby, I ran across his drawing of me at 5 yrs. old. I have tons of freckles which make this portrait extremely hilarious.

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Robin Quivers’ Cancer Scare

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Cancer is such a scary monster that frightens the crap outta me. Thank goodness Robin Quivers, the longtime sidekick of Howard Stern, is facing a brighter future after a cancerous grapefruit size mass was found and later removed near her uterus.

I’m totally convinced that our food, water, environment even down to cell phones rays all play a part and contribute to us losing our family and friends to cancer. I wish they find a cure soon.

WISHING YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY ROBIN

50 /50

This is deep on many levels

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