How To Decide If Plastic Surgery Is Really For You

There’s no denying that plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular. This is likely because of the sheer amount of celebrities having work done. You have to admit that if you were constantly in the spotlight, it’d be difficult not to become obsessed with the way you look. But is plastic surgery really for you? Here’s how to decide:


You’re Happy With Yourself As A Whole


If you’re happy with yourself as a whole and there’s just one thing you’re not happy with, plastic surgery could be for you. If you’re unhappy with lots of different areas, it’s unlikely you’ll stop at one procedure. It can be addictive!


You Don’t Want To Change A Whole Bunch Of Things


If you want to change lots of different things, it might help you to look inside yourself instead and work out what it is you don’t like exactly. You may not be happy with yourself because of false negative beliefs you hold about yourself. Before you change anything, work on self love.


You’re Not Relying On A Procedure To Make You Happy


Do you think that this procedure is going to make you happy? You’d be wrong. No outside source can make you happy. The only thing that makes you happy is yourself and the thoughts you think. This procedure will not suddenly change your entire outlook on life. It might make you a little more confident and give you some self esteem, but it can’t make you happy in every aspect. Certainly not forever!




You’ve Thought About It For A Long Time


If you’ve thought about surgery for a long time, it might be worth going to a consultation with a place like Belcara health to get an idea of what to expect. You should never get surgery on a whim!


You Don’t Think Surgery Will Change Your Whole Life


Surgery won’t change your whole life. It won’t make you a more confident public speaker, it won’t improve your relationship, and it won’t get you a raise. That’s all down to you!


You’re Not Trying To Please Somebody Else


If you’re having surgery to please somebody else, you should definitely rethink your decision. Trying to please your other half by having surgery is a definite no! This decision needs to be for you.


You’ve Explored Other Avenues To Achieve The Look You Want


Have you even explored other avenues to achieve the look you want? For instance, if you’re thinking of lipo, have you even tried eating right and exercising first? If not, you should! Doing things naturally like this is cheaper and way more satisfactory. Of course there are some things you can’t change, like the size/shape of your bust or nose. You can contour them with makeup, but this isn’t always enough.


Hopefully these tips will help you to decide if surgery is right for you. Going for a free consultation should give you some idea too. Just make sure you’re realistic about what to expect!

Planning the Perfect Engagement


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Engagements are happy times. It’s likely you’re still in the besotted, heady phase of your relationship. But things have moved on. You’ve made a commitment to each other and are moving into the next part of your life. Much of our engagements are spent planning the wedding, and this has a tendency to take over. Embrace this happy stage of your life and make the most of your engagement.




So, he’s popped the question. It was magical and romantic, and you have a beautiful ring. Though some couples prefer to look for the engagement ring together, after the proposal. If you’re one of these couples, then find suppliers that offer a stunning selection of styles and prices. Consider collections like Verragio rings.


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And now it’s time to let the rest of the world know. Usually, it is customary to let the parents know first. Decide how you’re going to do this. You could set up a special meal and invite both sets of parents and close family. This would allow you to tell them all at the same time and celebrate as a family together. Others prefer smaller gatherings. Once your immediate families have been told, you can move onto your wider families and friends.


Some couples add an announcement to the local newspaper. Others prefer to announce the news over social media channels such as Facebook. There are no hard and fast rules. However, it does take a little thought to ensure that no-one is left out and hears the news second-hand.


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Engagement Party


You don’t have to throw an engagement party. Again, there are no rules. But it can be a fun way to formalize things and make the announcement official. Some couples prefer lots of mini celebrations. For example, visiting family and friends and going for meals, etc. Embrace whatever works for you.


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Forward Planning


Once the initial excitement has worn off, things can seem a little daunting. Lots of people will be asking about the big day, and you have a whole wedding to organize. This is not something that you have to do alone. Enlist family and close friends to help you. Sharing the workload will ease the burden considerably.


Make a plan. The earlier you do this, the better. Once everything is written down and out of your head, you don’t have to worry about forgetting things. Some brides to be like to start thinking about beauty regimes in preparation for the big day.


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Take Time Away from Preparations


Your engagement is a beautiful and romantic time. It can also be tiring and stressful. Take lots of time away from the preparations and do things that are not related to the coming nuptials. Go on dates with your partner. Have fun with your friends. Do the things you enjoyed doing pre-engagement.


Reduce Stress


If you’re feeling overwhelmed, find ways to reduce stress. Adopt techniques that work for you. This could be exercise, reading, or meditation, etc. Don’t let worry and stress take over your engagement.


As we said earlier, your engagement is a unique time in your life. It’s not all about preparing for the next phase. Embrace this time you have together. Celebrate it and share it with the people close to you. Create memories that you can look back on in years to come.



It seems like every few years I do a post about changes in my life and to this blog.

I guess every few years I seem to live a different life.

Now it seems like I am going back in time. Coming full circle if you will.

It’s been a minute but The Thrifty Fashionista is BACK!

Thrifting Finds, Vintage find, fashion styling tips – The whole 9 yards.

The who, what, where, and why is coming while I start to make myself more presentable for you here.

Better, clearer, content

More inspiration to keep you inspired.

And  weekly Peeks into whats coming to my Poshmark Closet.


Stay tuned – Lots of goodness coming!

WHY Aren’t you shopping!? SHOPBOP SALE!


It’s that time of the year again! Spring Sale time over at my favorite place: SHOPBOP.COM

When sales like this come around I take it for the perfect excuse to buy new workout gear and purses! I picked up these awessome ZARA TEREZ NYC NIGHTS Leggings which are perfect for spin class.






AMAZING Rebecca Minkoff HEART FRINGE CROSSBODY BAG. I am OBSESSED with my purchases!


Please comment and show me what you picked up during the sale!


The sale ends on Saturday March, 5th at 11:59 (PST) so start shopping now!

See all the details about exclusions and such HERE

Small Life Changes That Make A Huge Difference To Your Health

At some point, we all start to worry about our health. This usually happens when we get older. We start to check our body for lumps and bumps more often. We think about our diet and whether we’re exercising enough. All these decisions start to weigh up as we try and make sure we have a good quality of life at middle age. But the fact is that getting healthy isn’t that difficult. Making a few small lifestyle changes will quickly improve your health and ensure that you have a better quality of life. Here are just some of the changes that you should consider making.


Stop Drinking




It’s time we admit what alcohol is. It may not be treated as one, but it’s a drug. It’s just as dangerous as weed; it’s as addictive as heroin, and there’s no reason that it should be legal. But we know that alcohol isn’t suddenly going to be banned. That would never happen due to the massive uproar it would cause across the country. But that doesn’t mean you have to drink. In fact, you shouldn’t because it’s damaging your health. Even if you’re only consuming it in small quantities. We know, one glass or red wine can be good for you. But that’s a week, not a day. If you think you’re drinking too much, it’s time to stop right now. If you can’t stop, that might point to a more serious problem you need to handle. Being sober can be difficult but the benefits make it worth it, we guarantee you.


Daily Exercise


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How much exercise would you say that you complete a week? If the answer is none, you need to do something about that. You don’t have to go to the gym. You don’t even have to complete strenuous forms of exercise. Walking counts. Just one walk around the block a day, and you’re getting more exercise than most people. Try walking a mile or two each day, not including how far you might need to walk at work. We promise you’ll feel a lot better by the end of the week. A simple change like this could have a huge impact on your health.


Diet Change


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Don’t worry; you’re not about to be advised to go on one of the ridiculous diets that are floating around the web. I’m certainly not going to suggest that you replace your meals with protein shakes. There’s no need. If you’re eating three, balanced meals per day, that’s more than enough. Do this and your diet isn’t something you need to worry about. You just need to try and avoid the junk food and the rubbish.




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Lastly, though perhaps most important, you need to consider levels of stress in your life. More than a lack of exercise, a poor diet or alcohol, stress can play havoc with your health. Ultimately, it could mean that you have problems with your weight and can even cause heart conditions. That’s why it’s so important that you do avoid stressful situations as much as possible. Or, learn how to cope with them.


Top Tips For Keeping The Wrinkles At Bay

Whether you’re 23 or 33, you need to be thinking about wrinkles. This might sound a little strange as most of us think that the aging process doesn’t start until we’re at least in our mid-thirties. However, the truth is, your skin can start to age from as early as your mid-twenties. So whatever your age, it’s important to start thinking about wrinkle prevention sooner, rather than later.



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Always wear sun protection

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the sun can only damage your skin when it’s shining. The truth is that the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin even when it’s cloudy outside, so it’s important to wear sun protection every day. Damage caused by the sun can not only lead to skin cancer, but also to premature aging. That’s why it’s so important to protect your skin from the sun, as else you’ll age more quickly.

This doesn’t have to mean wearing sunscreen every day, instead invest in products that contain sun protection. Many face creams, foundations, and primers have SPF built into them, so you don’t need to panic about applying sunscreen. (Make sure to double check that your products contain sun protection.)

Have a good skin care routine in place

If you want to keep your skin looking healthy for as long as possible, it’s essential that you have a good skin care routine in place.

This should comprise on daily cleansing and toning, to remove makeup and dirt. If you fail to do this, you’re leaving your skin prone to damage caused by free radicals – aka, toxins that come from dirt. For best results, opt for natural cleanser and toner. (Products containing chemicals can wreak havoc on your skin, and even cause earlier aging.)

As well as cleansing and toning, at least twice a week you also need to be exfoliating. In your twenties, exfoliating two times a week is more than enough, unless you suffer from dry skin, that is. In your thirties, you should aim to exfoliate at least three to four times a week. This is because your skin is unable to remove dead skin cells itself, so it needs a helping hand.

One of the most important parts of your skin care routine is hydrating your skin with face cream. Dry skin is more prone to aging, so it’s essential that you make sure to keep your skin well hydrated. To do this, you need to invest in a good quality face cream. If you’re in your twenties, this should be a rich cream, but doesn’t need to be anti-aging. If, however, you’re in your thirties, one of the women’s most-loved wrinkle remover creams is ideal.

Be healthy


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The key to keeping the wrinkles at bay isn’t just beauty products; your lifestyle also plays an important part. As well as being down to genetics, the rate at which your skin ages can be affected by environmental factors.

People who lead healthy lives – aka, eat healthily, exercise regularly, and don’t smoke, are less likely to age quickly. That’s why it’s so important that you make every effort to lead a healthy lifestyle.

So there you go, these are all the best tips for keeping wrinkles at bay.



I have spent the last 2 weeks on my couch – first with an infected tooth from a root canal gone wrong (ouch) and then recovering from extraction of said tooth. The itch to shop is strong with this one. Knowing that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were on the horizon I spent a lot of my recovery time making shopping wish lists.

Shopbop has an awesome app and I spend way too much time on it “heart-ing” all my favorites from workout gear to cozy oversized sweaters, to adorable Kate Spade notebooks

So do yourself a favor and take advantage of this amazing Sale going on until Monday the 30th.

Don’t forget to comment on this post and show me all the awesome things you bought!

Happy Shopping!




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How to choose a perfect model of Prom Dress

Girls begin dreaming of their first real prom long before it comes. Each of the girls wants to

be irresistible and unique, so she starts thinking over her look and style long before this

important event. Any detail is important here: hair style, makeup and apparel. The shops

vied in offering perfect high low prom dresses, and one simply can get confused of all this

variety. So, how to choose a perfect dress model that will profitably emphasize all body

advantages of the graduate and hide some insignificant flaws?

You should try dresses of various styles, in order to find the one that will be perfect for you.

If you got a slender body, you can take a look at the strict silhouette dresses. In case you

have a corpulent figure, you may consider the best vintage prom dresses Australia that will

put an accent on your waist and minimize the hips. If you are miniature girl, cocktail dresses

should be fine on you.


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When choosing an evening dress, one should stick not only to its fashion, but also to the

color. In this case, a theory of color types (seasons) will be of a great help for you. Knowing

the color types, you will be able to choose the proper dress color to match the skin, hair and


For example, prom dresses of bright colors will fit for the dark-haired girls with attractive

appearance. A silver-grey apparel will look the best on a bright-eyed brunette. The finery of

light colors (apricot, peach and butter tones) will effectively accentuate the beautiful dark


Light pink and light blue tones are the perfect match for the girls of the northern type of

appearance. Blondes with pale skin will look stunning in the prom dresses of tender colors,

like grey, silver, blue and, of course, white. Wonderful green eyes can be properly

accentuated with pistachio or emerald green dress. The latter also looks great on tanned


Be careful with some dress colors. For example, when choosing a white dress, take care of

not looking like a bride, while in a black one – not being too gloomy. The red color also has

different shades and not each of them will fit you. In case your skin has a tendency to blush,

you should be especially careful with red and pink tones, otherwise, you can merge with

your dress.

When choosing a gown, remember that prom is a magical evening and, depending on the

finery chosen, you may look like Cinderella or like a real queen. Thus, we advise you to

choose a dress that you will be able to wear many times after the prom, and that will not

only collect dust in your closet for the lifetime. So, good luck in choosing the perfect apparel

and have a fun graduation!

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale

Yes guys, the time is here again and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s the Shopbop Friends & Family event!

Get 25% off your purchase! (Check the exclusions at the bottom the page)



This is what my wish list was made for!

These days I mostly live in gym clothing so I thought it only appropriate to treat myself to a couple of items that have been on my list forever and are both gym appropriate:


Onzie Capri leggings in this awesome Tie Dye print



This Spiritual Gangster Black Snapback hat


What’s on your wish list for this sale? Show me what you got!

The sale begins at 12:00AM U.S. Eastern time Tuesday the 13th. (midnight of Monday)

Offer ends October 15, 2015, at 11:59pm PT.


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Go trendy this season with a game of bingo by your side

Even though it’s not frequently accepted, ‘Autumn’ the season of fall has always been

everyone’s favourite. The colour changing leaves never fails to delight us with its own

uniqueness and today while taking a stroll around my campus, I just felt the jolt to trying

out something new.

Especially, when I see the fall foliage adorned with all the bright colours, every ounce of

me felt the excitement of mixing those colors in my wardrobe collections. Yes, I do like

pepping up my closet with some trendy, cutting-edge wear which is absolutely unique

with a tinge of new look in it. Actually the obvious challenge over here is to get those

awesome clothes at a bargain price.

However, talking about new look and money, I just got reminded of this classy but

relatively new bingo site called New Look Bingo which sports a look as if the site have

come right off the runway. Along with the alluring appearance they are also sporting a

great bonus system, starting from a no-deposit bonus worth £5 to an enthralling re-deposit

benefit of 1150% in total. It’s almost like beauty with brains. Well, trust me you can

easily spend less and win more in this wonderful site and the more you win, the better

you can plan out for your fashion schedule.

Now getting back to our fashion plan, you’ve got the perfect opportunity to hit the street

with a quirky go to-school back pack as we used to sport in our campus life. Most

importantly, I’ve also got some real good news for you! As 2015 fall fashion trends are

immensely going crazy with some grown-up versions of collegiate favorites, like a comfy

pair of loafers and an extremely striking red buttoned blazer, paired up with a black knee

length skirt.

This season’s fashion motive is to sport a very— sophisticated, work-friendly, and unique

avatar which is ultimately good enough to hold everyone in its tint. Even slings with

intensely saturated autumnal hues will work wonderfully for any event if it is carried off

in the right manner.

So, what are you waiting for? Experience the ultimate trends in your own thrifty ways in

this spectacular season. Although, we cannot afford some high-priced brand all the time, you can actually go for

some inexpensive once as most of the retailers today, instantly identifies and implements

the hot designer trends into their collection. You can get economical and still look

fashionable in this wonderful season of mist.

Plus don’t forget to check out all the amazing bingo games and have fun at newlook