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Organic Beauty thanks to Truly Organic

March 22, 2017

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We’re trying really hard to keep up one of our most important 2017 resolutions, which was to use more organic beauty products. We were so happy to hear about Truly Organic. Their shampoo and conditioner are not only incredibly stylish (hello, mahogany wood cap,) but they’re packed with 100% real fruits, plants and vegetables.

I was a little nervous the product would be something I’d have to get used to. You know when you try a new shampoo and conditioner, and it feels like your hair is still coarse or tangled? I was completely thrilled to find out Truly Organic feels just like all good other shampoos – minus the chemicals of course. My hair feels smooth, strong, and silky!

We have yet to try the Super Face Cream, so stay tuned for our review! Do yourself a favor and order some Truly Organic – www.trulyorganic.com.

xx, Abigail

Beauty, Feature

Photofacial by Dr. Jennifer Levine

March 7, 2017
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photo rejuvenation

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photo facial

Abigail and I are big fans of Dr. Jennifer Levine! We’ve been into her office previously for SculpSure, which you can see here. This time we went into see the newly renovated space and test out a new photofacial process. She is located on 79th street between 2nd and 3rd avenue. The perfect Upper East Side locale. The space had undergone it’s own facelift and it looks beautiful. Very comfortable and chic – two things that don’t normally go together. 

Next, we went into the photofacial room and got set up. They put numbing cream all over our face, which felt funny, but also wicked cool. After that comes goggles and a gel protectant. Dr. Levine then took the hand piece and for lack of a better word zapped our faces. The feeling is like the snap of a warm rubber band, totally bearable, and over within a minute!

They wiped off the gel, and we were done. There is absolutely no downtime, and our faces didn’t even get red. That night we were already raving about how our faces were glowing and felt firm and smooth. 

Dr. Jennifer Levine – 240 E 79th St, New York, NY 10021

xx, Emily & Abigail

Beauty, Lifestyle

How miraDry Changed My Life!

December 9, 2016

How miraDry Changed My Life!

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I’m going to start this article by being as honest as possible, I used to sweat profusely under my arms. It’s something people (especially women) are always embarrassed to admit, and more embarrassed to let show. Me? I’m an open book. I used to be one sweaty b*tch. I was one of the many who suffer from hyperhidrosis, and it affected me every single day and night. My entire wardrobe was black, and all my tops were loose under the arms. Everyone thought I hated color, when the truth was I literally couldn’t wear it. I would marvel at a brightly colored dress in a clothing store, and gaze in envy at a woman in a snug sweater strolling by me. 

For years I have been on the hunt for a cure. I tried medicated deodorant, sweat block wipes, and was seriously considering Botox. This past Summer I was out to dinner with some beauty and health professionals when one woman asked me, “Have you heard of miraDry?” I immediately lit up, intrigued by the name, and eager to find out if I could benefit from this new treatment. The moment I got home that night I was researching everything about this procedure. Here’s what convinced me to give it a chance: it’s non-surgical, and you only have to do it ONCE. Can we all let this sink in? No surgery. No follow up. I booked my appointment with Dr. Shridharani at Luxurgery NYC, and this was my whole experience:

THE PREP:

I highly suggest doing this in the Fall/Winter months so that you can wear long sleeves during the “healing” process. Shave your armpits the night before. Eat a hearty meal and drink water before your procedure.

THE TREATMENT:

Dr. Shridharani insured me the only pain I would feel was from the numbing injections, which were barely even a pinch. I questioned if he were telling the truth, but I kid you not I felt nothing during the actual treatment. Here’s how it went: I laid down and placed a gown over my chest. After the numbing injections worked their magic, a wonderful nurse administrator marked my armpit with an ink template. She then grabbed the wand-like instrument and placed it on my armpit. There is slight suction, and miraWaveβ„’ energy is delivered killing your sweat and odor glands. It took about 30-45 minutes per armpit. I sat there comfortably watching TV and chatting with the administrator. What made me the most at ease was the fact that she had this procedure done a few months before, and raved about her results. I was in an out of Luxurgery NYC in about two hours.

THE AFTERMATH:

For three or four days after the procedure, my armpits were swollen and sore, but nothing some ice packs and ibuprofen couldn’t help. Three days after I was out and about, I just had to be careful with dramatic movement arm movement. I mentioned in the prep to do this in Fall or Winter because I did see some lumps and very light bruising in my armpits for one to two months afterwards. Everyone’s recovery will obviously not be the exact same, but these were my personal observations. In the photo above, I am wearing an army green silk blouse. Before miraDry, this shirt would have had black circles under my armpits within minutes of me wearing it. Today, I raise my arms up and say, “Bring it on, sleeves.”

If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, please feel free to email me with any more questions and concerns you have: abigail@thewanderlustgirls.com.

 xx, Abigail