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Happy New Year!

It’s been well over a year since I posted so I thought a proper reintroduction is in order before I start bombarding your inbox with tales of my latest adventures in medical beauty and anti-aging.

Where to begin…

Well, my forced hiatus was a byproduct of getting a big promotion at work (yay) and my company getting restructured (boo), so I had to double down on my day job.  In the process I gained 20lbs, but am alive to tell about it.  I also stopped drinking (seriously), managed my melasma, flirted with Fraxel, tried Kybella, lived in eyelash extensions and found the cure for skinny eyebrows (for reals).

Three detoxes, 1 Konmari and a Whole 30 later I continue to live in a healthy state of perpetual  #FOMO.   I’m just as fed up with the lack of credible medical beauty information as ever; believing it’s either too clinical and sanitized, or fluffy drivel that’s nothing more than a reshuffled press release that stops short of evaluating whether they’re safe or worth their salt.  

While work/life/balance eludes me as much as unicorns, having a platform to share with all of you is my happy place and I’ve missed it.   Later this month, look for the usual suspects on Ultherapy, Kybella, detox diets, eyelash extensions, etc.

But this time around, there’s another angle I want to explore.  During my sabbatical, I became sensitive to the vulgarity in the way women are portrayed in the media which I attribute to the hefty premium we place on youth and beauty alone.  As such, there’s a wiff of desperation and pity in the air in any conversation aimed at anti aging, too many tropes and condescending stereotypes.

I don’t know about you, but I’m starved for a new conversation about beauty, anti-aging and the female experience.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ll never apologize for wanting to look good and haven’t abandoned the quest for the latest and greatest.  But I ‘d like to right size the beauty dialogue and give more power to the gifts that being north of 40 brings by celebrating the people and idea who live big beyond just the pursuit of a wrinkle free visage.  Women who boldly lean into the latter half of life instead of sweep it under the rug and dress it up as something it’s not.  Think less Kardashian, more Princess Leia.

With that said, bring it 2016.

New year, new chapter, new game.



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    December 31, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    so nice to have you back!!!

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    December 31, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Well said….AMEN!

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    December 31, 2015 at 11:35 AM

    Glad to “see” you again! So what did you think of your Kybella treatment?

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      December 31, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      Thumbs up. More in late January

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    December 31, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Congratulations on your promotion! Looking to hear more from you in the future.

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    December 31, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Welcome back! You were definitely missed!!

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    Amanda Laura Smith
    December 31, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    How did the Fraxel go ? I’ve just had Fraxel Dual and I’m not sure about having another session.
    Ps welcome back !

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      January 7, 2016 at 7:32 PM

      It went ok but I too had the second treatment and wasn’t sure it was worth it. More to come in Feb

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    Michelle Thaler
    December 31, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    Hear hear! As a 42 yo woman, I am starving for the same conversation. Looking forward to having you in my inbox on a regular basis.
    Happy New Year!

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    December 31, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Love this site!!!! Can’t believe I just stumbled upon it. Looking forward to future posts. Thank you! This is an important service to womankind. XOXOXO

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    December 31, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Welcome back!! You really got my attention when I read your statement, ” I became sensitive to the vulgarity in the way women are portrayed in the media which I attribute to the hefty premium we place on youth and beauty alone.” I too am extremely disappointed on how news media has cheapened women- Fox News started it with all of their news anchor women exposing their cleavage and NOW CNN has given in! WHY must we bare our breasts? Is anything not sacred anymore? Let alone all trying to look like they are still in their 30s. I am glad you are back and look forward to reading your posts!

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    December 31, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    So glad to have you back! I was actually worried about you….
    It’s gonna be a great year.

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    Lou Ella
    December 31, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    You were so missed. Glad you’re back!

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    January 1, 2016 at 1:46 AM

    So glad to have you back, have really missed you. Your approach and dedication to vanity (with healthy mix of humor and reality) is a ‘voice’ that is hard to find. I really am curious to hear what you found for thin eye brows!!

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    January 1, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Hi Becca!! Happy new year! So glad your back and congratulation on your promotion! Imagine my delight when I saw your email last Friday in my mailbox,(was that a teaser, lol) it was like opening another Xmas present! :). I too wondered why I wasn’t getting anything and thought it must have something to do with this love / hate relationship with my ipad. Well, I am just overjoyed that your back, all is well, so bring it on!!!

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    January 1, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    I am looking forward to reading your posts in 2016!!

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    January 2, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    I need your cure for skinny eyebrows!

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      January 3, 2016 at 7:43 AM

      Revitabrow – more to come

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        January 5, 2016 at 3:29 PM

        Bring it! I need it too. Thanks Becca. I look forward to hearing more from you.

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    claudia giulia
    January 2, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    Been wondering what happened to you and glad to hear it is all good! Glad to have you back and like the revamp! Looking forward to reading more. Will have to subscribe again as we have not been getting these latest posts. I just checked in because I had a hunch. Happy 2016 from C&S!

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    January 3, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Welcome back becca!

    Hope you had a spectacular New Years;)

    I look forward to your beauty insight and tips!


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    Donna Lewan
    January 4, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    Welcome back! Would die for the eyebrow trick! Waiting for more of your posts, so over the same old cliche blogs! Thank you! Loving the tips. Hanging on, so bright and refreshing to have interesting inspiring post that’s straight to the point! Waiting for more!

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    February 6, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    So happy this is BAAAACK

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