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Are Lip Fillers Safe?

Lip fillers are in vogue now. Almost every woman is spotting full lips. If in doubt, just check out the likes of Kylie Jenner and her Kardashian sisters. Their lips look bigger and bigger every time I spot them.

 

 

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Recently, I have been hearing a lot of reports on the long-term effects of some of our beauty products on our skin. As someone who is very particular about skincare and ensuring healthy beauty routines, I got thinking about women who use lip fillers.

The latest trend is to have bigger and fuller lips. Women believe that having their lips modified to achieve that look will make them appear more appealing.

In response to the increasing demand for the signature full lips, more women have turned to dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons to get injected with lip fillers. But are they safe? Here are some of my findings.

 

Lip Fillers could cause sagging lips

Who would have thought the consequences of having lush beautiful lips would be to see them sag in the end? The substance used in lips fillers is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Although its effects are only temporary, filling your lips with Hyaluronic Acid causes your tissues to expand as the substance fills in the space. This is what gives your lips the plump look.

Once the Hyaluronic Acid wears off, the stretched skin where the substance once filled begins to sag. As you keep having your lips injected the space gets filled and your lip tissues expand again. The more your lips stretch with each fill, the more your lips sag as the Hyaluronic Acid fades away.

The most effective solution to your sagging lips is a lip reduction surgery to help remove the excess skin from all the stretching.

 

Prolonged swelling

For some women, the procedure for having fuller lips is easy and uneventful. However not many women respond to lip fillers very well. Some women experience allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid, which can result to their lips being swollen for 10 days or even more. Sometimes the swelling is accompanied with itchiness.

These reactions can be extremely disturbing so you need to check to see if you’re allergic to Hyaluronic Acid before having the lip fillers done.

 

Irregularity in the shape of your lips

This may be one of the most discouraging aspects of using lip fillers. Although some women are lucky enough to have their lips filled by experienced dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, some women are not that lucky. Some women end up with lumps in their lips instead of having a natural fuller shape. Some women experience an irregularity in the shape of their lips – one side of their lip looking larger than the other, thereby throwing their lips off-balance.

 

Luckily I don’t need lip fillers, so this is one beauty enhancement I won’t be trying for sure. However, if you are contemplating having your lips done, please do your research properly. Make sure you go to a professional to get the lip filled properly.

 

Have you ever thought of having lip fillers? Please share your thoughts below.

 

 

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Beauty & Health Products

Trying new products and writing about them is one of my favourite things. So I have been trying some beauty and health products I received recently, and I have been dying to tell you about them. Here are a few of the products –

 

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Eyelergy Eye Drops

I suffer from very bad hay fever, which some of you may already know about. It usually starts around June and eases off gradually in August. So I am fine now. I got this pack of Eyelergy Eye Drops some days ago, and I am holding on to it until my next hay fever season.

Some of us suffer from hay fever at various points, so if you are still struggling with hay fever or dry eyes, you could try this Eyelergy Eye Drops.

 

Eyelergy eye drops are sterile and preservative-free, so they are suitable for use when wearing contact lenses. They are designed to work fast, for effective relief of itchy, inflamed and irritated eyes caused by dust or pollen. The drops are also recommended to relieve dry eyes caused, for example, by wearing contact lenses.

 

 

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CURAPROX Carbon Whitening Chewing Gum

I love this chewing gum. I am chewing it as I type this. Usually, I shy away from mint chewing gums because I find most of them too minty. But this is not the case with this CURAPROX Carbon Whitening Chewing Gum. It has a mild minty taste I love and it keeps my mouth smelling great which is fab!

Apart from keeping my breath smelling fresh, it also helps keep my teeth white and prevents tooth decay. What more could a girl ask for?

 

NEW Black is White chewing gum with activated charcoal whitens and re-mineralises teeth using Hydroxylapatite and contains Xylitol that helps to prevent tooth decay. Comes in a refreshing lemon-mint flavour which lasts for hours.  A must have for between brushing for a super everyday clean.

 

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PURE Oral Hyaluronic Acid

I am usually not a fan of any health stuff I need to drink. I usually find that they don’t taste as good as I would like.  So I was a bit worried about this product at first. At the end, my love for trying new things that may benefit my life, or skin in this case won, and I added a satchet of this PURE Oral Hyaluronic Acid to a glass of water.

 

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I love the mild saline taste. It was definitely not what I was expecting. I hardly tasted anything in my glass of water which was good. I have been adding to my glass of water everyday since then, and I am looking forward to seeing the difference. So far, my skin is looking a lot clearer and smoother since I started drinking PURE.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) or Nature’s Moisturiser as it is often called is found naturally throughout the body but most abundantly in the skin, where it helps create a smoother, plumper appearance. Each pack contains 30 days supply of PureHA.

 Each sachet simply contains 17mg of HA, 12mg of Vitamin C which equates to 15% of reference intake both in a light saline solution. That’s it and because PureHA is created from non-animal source it is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.

 

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Prevasore Everyday Lip Therapy

The cold season is almost here and my lips usually suffer when the weather gets really cold. So I am very pleased to have this Prevasore Everyday Lip Therapy.

Prevasore comes in a pale green gel form, and it helps create a barrier between the lips and harsh environment – the weather. I love how it moisturises my lips, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.

 

Its unique formulation is designed to increase moisture retention, helping to keep lips soft, protected and cold sore free. Using Prevasore every day will help keep your lips healthy and looking great.

 

Good to know I can kiss away dry, chapped and sore lips with Prevasore.

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Nivea Invisible Black & White Original Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

I am a huge fan of Nivea Anti-Perspirant Deodorants and I have used them for years now. This dropped on doorstep some days ago and I have been loving it.

It is a new limited edition, designed by Matthew Williamson, and you can shop it in stores nationwide now. So get in there!

 

NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Deodorant offers you effective anti-perspirant protection preventing white marks and yellow stains. For your black clothes to stay black and white clothes to stay white for longer. The unique formula protects you 48h non-stop against perspiration and helps to maintain the original colour of your clothes. The transparent protection doesn’t leave traces. Developed & approved with the “Hohenstein International Textile Institute”.

 

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Sudocream Skincare Cream

I like the fact that there is now a grown up version of the original Sudocream Antiseptic Healing Cream. I like how portable this Skin Care Cream is to. It is so easy to pop in a handbag and use on the go.

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream is an everyday cream designed for teenagers and young adults with spot prone skin. It can also soothe little rashes and dry patches and is perfect as part of a daily skincare routine to help maintain beautiful, healthy skin.

 

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Have you used any of these beauty and health products? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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OOTD: Casual Style

I took these photos the other day in London. The weather was nice and I was in the mood for some outfit photos. I am loving the casual style look this summer. I find it dead comfy and so easy to style. It literally takes me minutes to put an outfit together, and as a busy mum of 2, every minute counts.

 

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I need my outfits to be totally comfortable, but yet very stylish! The kids are on summer holidays for the next few weeks, so that means we are super busy, trying to make the most of what we have left of summer (weather permitting), and juggling all sorts. Life is incredibly busy at the moment, but I won’t have it any other way.

 

How to Rock the Casual Style Look

Here are 2 style tips I stick to –

 

Focus on the Accessories

Keep everything else cool, and focus on the accessories. In my case, I am drawing all the attention to my sandals and my sunnies and it works. For you to get the Casual Style look right, your accessories have to do the talking. So scarves, sunnies, hats, footwear, bags, should be the focus, and not the actual outfit. And not all at once. I see some people rocking their accessories collection all in 1 outfit. That is not a good look.

 

 

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Stick to a maximum of 2 colours

For you to get the casual styling look right, you should stick to a maximum of 2 clothes (not counting black or white). Anything more would be a little too much for a casual look. I would also avoid colour blocking for a when it comes to nailing a casual style, and I rather opt for monochrome colours as they are safer and easier to style casual.

 

 

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What do you think of this look? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

WHAT I WORE

Oman Top

Black Jeggings – River Island

Sandals – Sam Edelman

Black Bag – Michael Kors

Sunnies – Gucci

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