Thursday, July 5, 2012

How Young is too Young for Botox?

 I think it's safe to say that over the past 10 years, Botox has become, hands down, the top requested non-surgical procedure performed in the USA. For those of you who do not know how Botox works, basically Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox is often used on the forehead, in between the brows, as well as around the eyes. Botox is also used for a plethora of other things such as to stop excessive underarm sweating and eye twitches. Getting Botox injections are a non-invasive procedure that is performed in your doctors office, it will last about 4-6 months before you will need to revisit your doctor for more injections. Botox will run you about $500-$750 depending on the area being treated and how may units they have to use. And did I mention that it SMOOTHS WRINKLES?! Now you can also go overboard and start to look like you are "Botoxed" which can have the effect of a frozen look. Think of recent photos of Madonna or Kylie Minogue.
Now I have never gotten Botox injections, however I definitely see the appeal of a little tasteful tweak and am not opposed to maybe one day giving it a whirl. What I find interesting is there are more and more reports of women as young as their early twenties starting to get Botox! Why?? What could it possibly do to a lineless 20 year old? CBS News reported that while preparing for a role in an upcoming episode of "Glee," 18-year-old pop star Charice Pempengco had Botox injections to look "fresh on camera." Because you know how wilted those 18 year olds can look.
Some people believe the younger you start, the more preventive it is. The theory behind that is because you are 'paralyzing" the muscles and they cannot move, new wrinkles will not form. One study confirms the prevention angle. Researchers followed sets of identical twins over a 13-year period. Starting at age 25, one twin received Botox two to three times a year; her sister went without the treatment. The twin who received the treatments was found to have less visible crow's feet, and no visible lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows (Binder W. Long-term effects of Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) on facial lines: a comparison in identical twins. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8(6):426-431).
Botox DOES NOT work on wrinkles caused by sun damage (wear your sun protection people!).
So what do you think? How young is too young? Any doctors out there that want to weigh in?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Eyebrow Tips!

I was watching Bethenny the other day and she had on Anastasia, the very famous eyebrow guru. She did an eyebrow makeover on 2 young ladies. I always say the eyebrows are the picture frames to your face and when Anastasia was done, these two ladies looked like they had new frames and new faces!

Just a few eyebrow tips for everyone: 

1-Start-If you place a pencil along the side of your nose starting at the middle of your nostril-this is where your eyebrow should start. In this photo, it looks like my eyebrow should start a little closer to the bridge of my nose. If you have a very thin bridge, please use your judgement-you don't want your eyebrows to meet.
 *Tip-Right eye, right nostril. Left eye, left nostril.  

2-Arch-If you place a pencil from the tip of your nose, in line with your pupil-this is where your arch should be.

3-End-If you place a pencil from the side of your nose, angled over your cheek-this is where your eyebrow should end.

She also used a stencil, which I have never used and it looked very natural and groomed. How many of you use a stencil? Is it easy?

Well if you use a stencil or not, you should always use Little Goddess Brow Shaper Kit! Our Brow Shaper Kit comes with 2 shadows and a setting wax plus a double sided brush! Available in 2 colors at!

What are your brow grooming tips?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy July!

Look who has a HOT new look, just in time for July! There's a heat wave here on the East Coast and we at  Little Goddess Cosmetics decided to raise the temperature a little more and revamp our website!
 So make sure you drop by and visit!
Also, did you know that July 14th is National Nude Day? In honor of that sizzling holiday, Little Goddess Cosmetics is offering some of our favorite nude colors at a discount! Only for the month of July, purchase our Luxury Gloss in Skinny Dip, our Lipshine SPF 15 in Buff and our Lip Pencil in Nude! A special bundle all for the limited price of $35.00!**A $47.00 Value**


So stop by and look around and don't forget, our special offer will only be available for the month of July! Don't miss out!!