Health + Beauty

Vanquish: Measuring the Cost of Fat Reduction

Removing inches by killing fat cells | Non-invasive procedure Vanquish | Girlfriend is Better
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Got a stubborn pooch? Cringing at the term “saddle bags”? Cosmetic surgeons are promoting non-invasive alternatives to liposuction, like Vanquish and CoolSculpting. We have a saying that men in their 40s get sports cars, women get plastic surgery. If you’ve got a little fat you are struggling to get rid of via exercise, you might be considering one of these […]

Vitamin C Gives Your Skin It’s Youth Back

Vitamin C serum for youthful skin | Girlfriend is Better
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Turn the years back with vitamins!  Easily absorbed through the skin, Vitamin C acts as an anti-aging miracle.   First of all, let me tell you this whole sunscreen + moisturizer is a new aspect of my beauty routine.  I was one of those beach bums growing up who spent countless hours in the sun rubbing Hawaiian Tropic oil into […]

Botox + Dysport: Does Beauty Come With a Cost?

Review of dangers and effectiveness of Botox and Dysport | Girlfriend is Better
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Most people have different opinions on what it means to “age gracefully”. Are treatments like Botox or Dysport worth the cost of turning the clock back a few years? Take a look at the pros and cons of erasing wrinkles and going au naturel. Being in the medical profession, I understand the importance of researching any cosmetic procedure. Being a […]

Kombucha Tea is Your Detox and Digestion Friend

Kombucha tea health benefits | Low-glycemic | Girlfriend is Better
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Time to start thinking about what’s going on in the tummy region! If you’re looking to detox your diet or lose a couple of pounds, add Kombucha to the mix. This naturally carbonated tea boasts a myriad of health benefits and helps you look and feel better. Just in time for swimsuit season! We are loving the energy boost of […]

Yerba Mate Boasts the Euphoria of Chocolate

Yerba mate cup of tea | Girlfriend is Better
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Don’t you love it when you come across a new favorite at Trader Joe’s?  If you’re bored with the herbal teas you have at home, consider giving Yerba mate a try. It comes in a cute little paper bag and the health benefits are mind blowing. Who knew you could get all those antioxidants from a tasty little cup of […]

Caffeine Belongs on the Outside of Your Body

Caffeine skin care health benefits | Girlfriend is Better
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It’s remarkable what coffee and tea can do for you. Caffeine has been coming to the rescue for me lately, but this time on the outside! Because it contains antioxidants, caffeine is used in many beauty products. It can perk up your skin care regimen and may help prevent skin cancer in the future. Marvelous! How it Works You know […]

Castile Soap Cleans Head-to-Toe, Top-to-Bottom

Castile soap home + beauty uses | Girlfriend is Better
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I’m going to throw my sister under the bus and tell you she has never heard of Castile soap. It’s moments like these that gives what we do here at Girlfriend is Better a healthy dose of validation. Maybe it’s my Italian side, but I love this natural soap made with olive oil and sodium hydroxide. It’s delicate enough to […]