I had the best time at the Beauty Brunch hosted by Vanity Girl Hanna Beth (you may recognize her from the TV show House of DVF) at the gorgeous Roxbury Institute in Beverly Hills. They describe it as “a luxurious center for anti-aging, cosmetic enhancements and internal wellness in Beverly Hills” and it is truly that.
We were treated to 3 treatments of our choice that day. I opted for Botox, Thermi Eyes and a Collagen mask treatment.
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Botox: The first time I did Botox a few years ago, I experienced crunching in my forehead as the needle went in. Yes, crunching! AND, my eyebrows ended up halfway up my forehead for a few weeks. My friend and Beauty Activist Kenetia Lee asked me “why did you do that?” when she saw me. It wasn’t on purpose 🙁
This time, Nurse practitioner Chelsea poked me with a much smaller needle a few times and there was no crunching. My eyebrows remain in a normal spot and my forehead and eyebrows look pretty damn smooth now. I can’t say that it’s a fun experience (I don’t love getting poked with needles) but I am loving the results.
Thermi Eyes: This treatment is designed to de-puff eyes (there was an audible Yasssss! from the room when this was explained), lift brows (in a good way!) and stimulate collagen production. It’s non-invasive. This video from the Thermi site explains it much better than me. It took 12 minutes per eye and I found it really relaxing.
Collagen Mask: Jennifer Gerace is one talented woman. Don’t take my word for it. Look at her skin. AH-mazing. Look at Hanna Beth’s skin. AH-mazing. AND she was selected by Cameron Diaz as a model of aging gracefully for her book projects. Like literally selected as a model. Time was limited (this was a beauty brunch after all and there were many of us) but I was treated to a luxurious Collagen Mask that left my skin hydrated and glowing. In fact, we girls headed out for some shopping in Beverly Hills after the Brunch sans makeup! I can’t wait to visit Jennifer again for one of her luxurious facials.
All in all, we had a really great time and felt pampered and very spoiled. Thank you Roxbury Institute and Hanna Beth for a lovely afternoon and thank you to my loves who joined in the fun. Make sure to follow them for their beauty adventures and more: @missashleydaniels, @sleekhair, @lovelyinLA and @brearmstrong.
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