healthy and beauty, humor, self-help, surgery

It’s the botox, baby!

Some of you may cringe at the sight of needles and frankly… I don’t do well with them either.


Every time I have to get a blood draw for health reasons, I implore the nurse to know that without fail, if she (or he) decides to keep me upright, that it will indubitably ensure my limp body will collapse to that bland white linoleum tile flooring below me there, under that school desk we call a professional medical chair, and I just don’t know how long it will be until I wake up. Although, in the past smelling salts and those Hershey’s Gold Nugget chocolates seemed to work quite well! Brought me right back! Who doesn’t love chocolate! Am I right? Freaking Yum!

Except when I’m getting plugged with fillers! What?

stock photo day spa oils and herbs display

Circling back. Ah. Gotcha. You know, the cow botulism! At least that’s what I think it is. Hmmm. I actually don’t care what it is; I just LOVE it’s fountain-of-youth effects. And before you so kindly think, “but Rita, you are already so youthful in appearance” (*curtsy, thank you to a lifetime of exercise and fairly good habits for that), I hate wrinkles or the parts of the face that do that slight dip bc the collagen wants to run away. Now, I’ve had a procedure called Ultherapy and I wish they did it at more day spas because – the short and sweet version – that procedure takes ten years off your face – practically – instantaneously! And that one can be done annually, or every three years.

I’m overdue.

For me, doing these things to myself – while some people think it’s absolutely nuts – I look at it as a form of self care and really self love. If I feel good about myself AND can stave off the aging process…. well, HELL! I’MA KICKING BUTT!

Takeya USA

DON’T get me wrong. There are people out there who have treated their minds and bodies horribly who do these procedures too. But, I feel it shows. Like no matter what they’ve done to “fix” the vanity issue on the surface, it’s prevalent that there is more going on underneath. DRINK YOUR WATER, PEOPLE! EAT SOME VEGGIES!

No bandaids!


Alrighty! So awayyyyy we go! See how I pamper myself at the medical spa in Scottsdale, AZ in the video below! This place is great and Lindsay is amazing! You can find her on Instagram @scottsdalebeautynurse – TELL HER I SENT YA!

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It’s a #selfcare #selflover thang

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humor, self-help, surgery, technology

Lasik Light Saber

Nothing has been more freeing than having Lasik eye surgery! Take that, bad eyesight!

I am still adjusting to the fact that I do not need to take my contacts out each night. Hooray! Or I forget that I’m not wearing contact lenses at all,  fall asleep and, next thing I know… pink eye. Wow. 

Goodbye the gift of pink eye! Wait. …Via contacts! What?

So freeing. Truly life changing. And anyone who has had to wear glasses and/or contacts

tell ’em glasses, bye!

their whole lives can attest to the nuisance of getting up in the morning, patting your hand around the nightstand in search of your spectacles, only to find they’ve fallen behind the bed somehow over the course of the night. Guess they needed the time off too.

In an effort to ease the minds of those who have always wanted to get Lasik eye surgery and just couldn’t bring themselves to do it, we have vlogged an episode for you to watch. Ew, gross. Yes, the amazing folks at Global Laser Vision in San Diego allowed us to film inside their facility. We are so grateful to them for letting us take over their place of business for a day (or three) and work with us to provide you guys some pretty great content! And if you’re just into certain segments of the video, I’ve added a time stamping map below for ya to for reference!

So without further ado…. Enjoy!

Diet/Weight Loss Support00:01 Intro
00:23 Pre-op
01:22 Surgery Shopping Prep
01:46 Surgery Day
06:52 Surgery Time!
15:10 30 minutes post-op
15:29 5 hours post-op
17:15 45 minutes of time lapsed shenanigans
17:41 45 minutes later/time for eye drops
21:04 1 day post-op
21:44 2 days post op
22:58 I did NOT venture outside
23:56 After Care Instructions

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