Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Halo Treatment Results + Review

*Disclaimer: I was gifted this treatment, but all thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.

If you've been following me for a few months, you probably know that I had a Halo Laser Treatment done the beginning of August at the Skin and Allergy Center in Spring Hill, TN. You can still watch my stories on Instagram HERE from right before the treatment, right after the treatment and a few days following as well.

The Halo Laser Treatment is a hybrid fractional laser treatment. It is used to help with fine lines, sun damage, pigment issues, as well as to bring out your skins natural glow. I have an olive skin tone and ever since I had Ian and Riley (and even before then) have struggled with melasma on my cheeks, upper lip and forehead. This was actually the first type of laser treatment or any face treatment in general that I have ever had, so I was equal parts excited and nervous to try it.

I was mainly scared of the laser if I'm being completely honest. I heard that laser treatments could be painful, and I wasn't really sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised that the procedure did not bother me at all while it was being done. Sara, the nurse that did my treatment at the Skin and Allergy Center was amazing! She talked me through the whole process before we started and made sure I was doing okay during and after the procedure as well.

They did apply a numbing gel prior to the treatment that had to sit on my face for 30 minutes before we began. That gel works like a charm (thank goodness)! The actual laser process didn't last very long at all, it was only around 15 or 20 minutes total. Following the treatment, she gave me a hydrating spray that would help with the burning sensation - lifesaver! It did feel like a horrible sunburn for about an hour after the treatment was over, and I looked like I had been baking I the sun without sunscreen for a few hours. Other than that initial burning sensation though, I had no pain at all during the rest of the healing process.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

From Gym to Brunch

If you have followed me long enough, you probably know that I wear workout clothes generally 5 days out of the week. It's usually just the most comfortable thing to wear to keep up with the boys and since at least 3 of those days we're at the gym anyways, it's the most practical outfit for me to reach for in the mornings. A lot of the time I'm having to run errands, meet friends for lunch or pop in the grocery store with gym clothes on, so I wanted to share a few ways I take my favorite gear from the "gym to brunch." 


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Riley Turns One: Donut Grow Up

I cannot believe my baby is ONE! *Cue the tears.* Riley's first birthday seemed to come and go a lot more quickly than Ian's did, and I was so not prepared. We decided to keep it super small and only invite immediate family and 3 of Riley's buddies. I loved that it was intimate, and since it was SO hot outside that day, it was nice to not have everyone crammed on top of one another inside. Although I was prepared with our corn hole and some shade in the back, it was still miserable out there. We were so appreciative of everyone's birthday wishes to our little man!

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