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As I sit here at work waiting for my next client, I’m excited to be thinking that we are now going into a long weekend! The Canada Day long weekend! These later months in my pregnancy have been trying. My brain seems to always be off in la-la land. If I didn’t write everything down I’d be lost. My poor clients… I end up asking them how their day was several times in the short intervals we have together. With the majority of treatments we do, checking clients’ medications and sun exposure (especially in the summer months) is key. So here’s me on auto, “any new medications?” all day long. You can only imagine how many times that’ll come out of my mouth with ONE person. One can never be too thorough right? It is so imperative that each client isn’t taking any medication that could have an adverse reaction with any laser treatment. This is how we avoid the horror stories you hear and see on the internet when we Google everything. Continue reading

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In my many years of being in this profession I have tried possibly hundreds of different lotions and potions to keep us ‘youthful and smooth’. I’m sure many people can agree on this. There’s always a new trend and system out there. A girl could drive herself mad just trying to keep up! I’d say the best way of learning is through trial and error. Unfortunately, though, with doing this people who do not know their skin well and what they’re using can make problems worse. My particular skin-type is classified into the more ‘combination’ type. I do have an oily t-zone producing quite a bit of sebum. I am prone to black heads and breakouts in these areas as my pores are enlarged. My cheeks however, are dry and can flake from time to time especially in dryer seasons and climates. So finding a proper skin care regimen can be tricky. I have used creams and serum’s in the past that were far too rich causing milia bumps and unsightly breakouts. It’s not fun when a new client comes in seeking my help with their skin and mine is a DISASTER. How embarrassing! Listen to what I’ll tell you, but clearly I don’t know how to take care of my own skin HAHA. Especially these past 7 months, my skin is a crazy roller coaster and it has taken me for a ride truly putting my knowledge and experience to the test. I have guided many pregnant and hormonal women through the their journey of ever-changing skin, now it’s my turn apparently…… Continue reading

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Hi! Let me just start by saying how excited I am to be starting this. My name is, Alexandra and I have been thinking about this for months and months. I currently am 28 weeks pregnant or in my 7th month (however you’d like to call it). So, all you women who are pregnant would know that there are points in our pregnancy where we just CANNOT sleep. The best ideas happen in these sleepless nights. Like what we should have said in past conversations, or what our hair should be like for the next week, or why not start a blog about our passions and life! I obsessed over the style and what I would like to share for many early mornings while I laid awake next to my peacefully sleeping fiance and chihuahua (who by the way takes up the entire bed, for a 4 pound dog). I will most likely share a lot about my dog. He is absolutely my best friend. For any dog owners, you will fully understand this. He has been the best support and anxiety relief during this pregnancy. How can you ever stay mad at or get frustrated by an excitable ball of fur. They always know exactly what to do when you’re sad or down. Continue reading