Recent posts by Jo-Lynne Shane

  • Concealers unveiled: Last minute skin fixes

    There’s a fine line [pun intended] between all of the concealers on the market. How does an everyday person navigate all of the options and get the right fit for their skin issues? The answer can be easy if you know a few tips to decipher the differences between the concealers you find in the drug store or big box beauty product shops. It comes down to consistency or viscosity of the product you’re using. No two concealers are created the same, but the consistency of a concealer can be the trick to covering your skin imperfections. 

  • Is it time to get a tummy tuck?

    As a 42-year-old post-childbearing woman, age and gravity and 3 pregnancies are taking their toll on my midsection. I’m starting to notice flab in places I never had flab, most notably in the area around my belly and now even above the waist. I’ve always had a bit of a belly, but lately I’ve been horrified to notice rolls above the waistline as well.  

    I’ve joked many times over the years about getting a tummy tuck (also known as abdominoplasty), but lately I’ve started doing some research to see if it might be worth seriously considering. 

  • Anti-Aging Tips for your Mind, Body and Soul

    With every year comes another birthday, and along with getting older is the realization that my body isn’t what it used to be five, ten, fifteen years ago. I’m pretty much a healthy eater and good with exercise, but I want to do more to take care of myself and to help ease into the aging process.  

    After a bit of Internet research, I’ve discovered that not only could I be taking a little better care of my body, but my mind as well. If you’re like me and love to learn new things and implement healthy changes into your life, I have a few easy tips to help you along the way. 

  • 5 Tips for Taking Better Selfies

    The latest in plastic surgery news is how Los Angeles talent manager, Triana Lavey dropped $15,000 for plastic surgery in the quest for a perfect Instagram selfie, according to 

  • Know your surgeon, do your research

    I came across this article a few days ago and it really upset me: Bronx woman died seeking cheap tummy tuck surgery in Dominican Republic 

    I can totally understand wanting to put my body back the way it was before having kids, but it is so not worth risking your life. Of course every surgery has risks, but this article proves how crucial it is to do your research and select a surgeon with the proper credentials.  

  • Enhance your assets: Rise of the buttock augmentation

    According to this article on CNN, there was a 58 percent bump up on buttock augmentation procedures in 2013.  

    Yes, I said buttock augmentation Also known as a Brazilian butt lift or butt implants.  

    Evidently you no longer have to clock numerous hours at the gym pounding out squats and deadlifts to lift and shape your derriere. There’s a surgery for that! 

  • Neck lifts on the rise – literally

    I happened across an article on FOX News the other day that mentioned an upward trend towards neck lifts.  

    Evidently breast augmentation and liposuction are far more popular, but now they are seeing more and more people coming in for neck and butt lifts (I’ll cover “the butt” in my next blog!). 

    I totally get the neck lift. My momma always told me a lady shows her age first in her neck and then her hands. Yet for some reason women often neglect their neck in their daily skincare regimen, allowing it to show signs of age well before the face.  

  • Is plastic surgery part of everyday life now?

    Plastic surgery has come a long way in recent years. The procedures have been perfected and are not as expensive as they once were, and extensive advertising and media exposure makes the idea seem more mainstream.  

    Which begs the question, is plastic surgery part of everyday life now? 

    Fifty years ago, if a woman didn’t like the way her face looked, she may invest in expensive creams or heavier makeup. If she thought her breasts were too small, she might shop for a padded bra. These days, many women are going right for plastic surgery. 

  • 3 Types of Botox: Which is best for you?

    With each passing year, those stubborn lines trotting across my forehead and the infamous “elevens” between my eyes are getting more and more distinct. I started looking into some minimally invasive procedures to soften those lines and discovered that Botox is not a procedure, but rather, a brand name. 

    Just like Ziploc and Kleenex, the term Botox is used to define a procedure that actually has several different competing products on the market. 

  • Is plastic surgery a solution to bullying?

    Getting picked on and being bullied is nothing new to the 21st century, but lately bullying is getting more and more coverage by the press. These days there are school assemblies and lesson plans on bullying, articles on anti-bullying, anti-bullying political agendas and anti-bullying policies in public schools. 

    But no matter how much we try to address the issue, bullying seems to run rampant. If anything, it is probably getting worse with the convenience and anonymity of the Internet. 

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