Recent posts by Jenny Isenman

  • What if Your Under-Eye Bags Are Something Else?

    I’m constantly being asked to write about under-eye bags - well, specifically how to get rid of them. What I’ve come to discover is that there is a lot of misinformation out there about potential remedies. There are “miracle creams” and such, offered at every price-point, claiming de-puffing capabilities that I have personally come to discover are just lies – because the truth of the matter is genetics often play a role – especially when it comes to bags and the causes and fixes for them. Bottom line is that we all hate them. 

  • Breaking Down Cosmetic Procedures for Your Kids

    This summer, I had Botox and fillers done so subtly that my daughter noticed from a mile away. Fine, it wasn’t an actual mile, but it was about the length of a baseball field. I know this for certain because she was at camp on a baseball field and ran up to me, the entire length of the field, saying, “What happened to your face?” 

  • Fat or Fiction? Is Microfat Better for Your Face Than Fillers?

    As an aging woman, there are a handful of things I hold grudges against: gravity, collagen and adorable teenagers with their perky boobs and years of dewiness left in their skin. That said, I try to arm myself with the right weapons to fight the first two and I avoid high schools.  

  • Extravagant Spa Treatments That People Pay for and I Kinda Want to Try?

    Sure, I’ve spent hours imagining myself in a bath of diamonds — dunking under and coming up for air like a Chuck E. Cheese patron in a ball pit — who hasn’t? But would I spend thousands to rub ground diamonds on my face? Would that be a thing? Apparently we’re not far off. It seems that there’s a trend in spa services a la lifestyles of the rich and famous which says if you put something ‘chi chi’ on a spa menu, people will pay to be slathered in it. 

    What’s hot, what it does and … would you try it? 

  • Most Common Non-Surgical Procedures For Gen Xers (We won’t grow old without a fight)

    I recently wrote about the most common surgical procedures for Gen Xers, with my personal take on why. This got me thinking about the prevalence of non-surgical procedures we Gen Xers seem to gravitate towards. I’m no stranger to many items on the list. Why? Because they are less expensive ways to maintain some of the youth (AKA volume, elasticity and evenness) that I feel like I went to bed with one evening and woke up without the next day. 

  • Is it True — You Will Soon Get Botox Without an Injection?

    For years, there’s been talk about a Botox gel/cream. Many companies have tried to market these for in-office and at-home use, but none have managed to do the job well. The reason being, molecules that make up the toxin are far too big to be absorbed by the skin — until that’s eradicated, it’s safe to say you shouldn’t fall for claims that you can rub away your wrinkles. That said, Revance Therapeutics, a California-based company is claiming that it has managed to do just that.  

  • Most Common Surgical Procedures for Gen Xers (When Did We Get So OLD?)

    I’ve been called a Gen X-pert. I’ve hosted shows based on Generation X and been a guest on talk shows as a representative of my generation. Personally, I think we tend to see ourselves as adults who never really grew up. We’ve got an unusual tendency to be nostalgic of our youth while still feeling youthful. I kind of love that about us. What I don’t love is when I look in the mirror and realize what I see in my mind doesn’t match what I see in my reflection. 

  • What to Consider When Selecting Your Plastic Surgeon

    Flash sales, Groupons, billboards swathed with “before and after,” ads featuring scantily clad women showing off their new implants on the bus next to you at a stoplight. I’ve seen too much. Too much skin, too many sales, too many ‘deals of a lifetime’ to compel people to base a decision to use a specific doctor on the physician’s ability to purchase an ad or airtime.  

  • Are Young Hip Celebs Destigmatizing Plastic Surgery?

    Joan Rivers once quipped, “I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.” She was always an ardent supporter of plastic surgery, but I don’t imagine that she ever truly helped destigmatize plastic surgery procedures. The truth is, celebrities get work done. Lots of work. They often gloss over it, deny it or hide out until the bandages are off and the bruises have faded, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. 

  • 15 Things You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

    If you’ve ever put on fake eyelashes, you know that they literally transform your face. Without a stitch of makeup, you could look spectacular. Your eyes open up, you look refreshed - you could even pull off a braided terry headband à la Let’s Get Physical, (and let’s be honest Olivia Newton John was the only one who ever pulled that off).  

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Jenny Isenman

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Jenny Isenman AKA “Jenny From the Blog” a pop culture obsessed, card carrying Gen Xer, and the humorist behind the award winning site, The Suburban Jungle.com. Jenny does on air segments as a Generation X, Parenting, and Lifestyle expert for NBC, CBS, FOX, Huff Po Live, and hosted the Jenny Isenman Show for CafeMom. Jenny claims that reading her work will make you smarter, tanner and reduces cellulite... at the very least it’ll keep you literate.