Recent posts by Nancy Weinberg Simon

  • Thigh Liposuction vs. Thigh Lift: Which is right for you?

    A healthy diet and regular exercise can do a lot for you and your appearance, but unfortunately, lean and sculpted legs are not always the end result. In fact, when it comes to the size of your thighs, sometimes genetics make it nearly impossible to have the shape you want. Fortunately you're not without options! 

  • Botox: The Simple Solution for a Gummy Smile

    An ear-to-ear grin can light up a room, but when it exposes too much pink gum when you're doing it -- even if you have white, straight, healthy-looking teeth -- chances are you're not smiling about it. A gummy smile is caused by the relationship of the gums to the lip, and the underlying maxilla, also known as the facial bones according to Dr. Brent Moelleken, a Plastic and Reconstructive Cosmetic Surgeon with offices in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. 

  • Is There Such a Thing as Seasonal Surgery?

    Last summer, a good friend of mine underwent a medium chemical peel, also known as TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peel, and spent the majority of the season indoors. While the rest of us were enjoying the beach, swim club and tennis courts she was following her doctor's orders of strict sun avoidance and ended up spending too much time on her computer and catching up on Netflix's latest offerings. Seems like it was poor planning to me. 

  • Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin with the CoolMini Applicator

    A tight, taut jawline is a sign of youth and beauty–It’s something most of us don’t realize the value of until it’s gone. If you’ve been bemoaning your double chin wishing there was a way to spot reduce, technology has just made it a lot easier. 

  • Do Your Ears Hang Low? Earlobe Reduction Can Fix That!

    "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" is a song you might remember from your childhood. Though this ditty is meant to bring on the laughs, it's actually not so funny if you're one of the many who are unhappy with their ears. Being dissatisfied with your appearance can greatly affect your self-esteem, confidence, general attitude towards life and the day-to-day way you deal with other people. 

  • The Power of the Pen

    The list of non-surgical aesthetic procedures I'm willing to try just grew by one, and with very good reason. Microneedling has a proven track record of skin repair, and now there's a new post-procedure topical treatment designed to support it. Bellus Medical recently launched Skinfuse, a post-microneedling treatment to optimize the results of microneedling with SkinPenTM , also a Bellus Medical product. 

  • Post-Peel Skincare: What You Need To Know

    Many years ago, when I was still new to the beauty biz, I was invited by a well-known dermatologist to experience a lunchtime peel in her office. Having heard that a light peel could brighten my complexion with absolutely no downtime, I was more than excited to give it a go. 

  • Put Your Best Chest Forward: Expert Advice for a Younger Looking Chest

    I have to admit, I do like a good turtleneck as much as the next woman, but when the right occasion warrants it, I'd still like to don my fair share of cleavage-baring ensembles without feeling like I'm inviting criticism. Though I've always taken great care of my complexion with antioxidant serums, moisturizing creams and masks, broad spectrum sun protection, facials and other face-saving, rejuvenating treatments, I've been far less diligent in other oft-exposed zones, including my chest. 

  • What Smart Beauty Means to Me: Tread Wisely!

    I'm very excited to be the newest member of the Smart Beauty Guide team. When I was first asked to join I thought long and hard about what smart beauty means to me. My personal philosophy on beauty is to take good care of myself. I eat well the majority of the time, get enough sleep, exercise regularly and surround myself with people that make me happy. Good skincare is also a given and small, non-invasive tweaks with a conservative approach are not out of the question. I'd also never say never to plastic surgery.  

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Nancy Weinberg Simon

Nancy Weinberg Simon is a beauty and lifestyle writer with over 20 years of experience. She's the founder and editor of the beauty and lifestyle blog, The Beauty Wall, the features editor at Beauty in the Bag, and was the beauty editor at Family Circle magazine from 1997-2007. She's also been a valuable contributor to Ladies' Home Journal, Better Homes & Gardens, More magazine and numerous other magazines and online beauty sites. Prior to finding her niche and writing about everything beauty related, Nancy dabbled in casting, production, talent management, advertising and the modeling industry. She loves reading everything and anything she can get her hands on, entertaining family and friends, trolling home decor sites and attending estate sales, open houses and outdoor markets. Nancy lives with her husband, two children and two very large cats, just outside of NYC.