Lip Injections at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa

 

I’m excited to have Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa sponsoring today’s post because it was such an interesting experience to tour their office and surgery center to learn about the procedures and services they offer. I’m big on taking care of skin. It’s important to me to keep my skin clean and protect it from sun damage.

Unsurprisingly, BlackHawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa shared with me that one of the most popular skin services at their office is the HydraFacial, which includes hydradermabrasion, extractions, chemical peel, and improves overall skin health. Sounds amazing, right? I want to go back just to get a HydraFacial! Other popular procedures include tattoo removal, and MicroNeedling, which is a minimally invasive treatment that is supposed to trigger new collagen.

Lip Injections

When I visited the office, I also had the opportunity to get lip injections for the first time. Check out the video here, you can skip ahead to the actual injections if you’re interested in seeing what they’re like or you can watch my whole experience before and after. You might be surprised to find out I was nervous!

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Lip Injections at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery - emilybogner.com

The Office

The office is huge, with two waiting rooms (including one especially for plastic surgery patients), a surgery center with operating room, comfortable consultation rooms, procedure rooms, and a skincare station filled with products for clients to purchase.

Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa has an abudance of services from skincare to weight loss, and they have a mommy makeover too. Check out more photos of the office below.

Beauty Memberships

If you live in the Danville area, you can even take advantage of their Beauty Memberships which allow you to cover your treatments and products with one monthly payment, plus you get preferred booking times among other benefits!

If you could choose one service to do at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, what would you try?

Xx, Emily

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The waiting room for the main entrance.

A consultation room.

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                       One of the procedure rooms.

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Room for CoolSculpting. 

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The waiting room for plastic surgery patients.

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The operating room inside the surgery center.

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The surgery center.

Sunday Style – All in Black

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Emily Bogner

Emily Bogner wearing black dress

Emily Bogner wearing black dress

Emily Bogner in black dress

Emily Bogner in black dress

Emily Bogner

DETAILS: BLACK DRESS (OLD, FOUND SIMILAR HERE AND HERE) | BLACK PUMPS (OLD, FOUND SIMILAR HERE)

If you’re following me on Instagram, you might’ve seen my caption about this post-if so, have you figured out what’s different about me yet? I cut my hair! Look here. You’ll notice I used to have much longer hair.

It might seem silly, but this was a huge decision for me. When it comes to my hair, I’m not big on change. My hair right now is its natural color–really dark brown with auburn highlights–and it stayed that way until I was 22 years old and my sister (who is a professional hairstylist) colored it for the first time!

For some reason, I feel like my hair has a lot to do with my identity. I’ve worn my hair long most of my life and the last time I cut it, I got lots of comments. Not mean ones, but things like, “It’s so strange seeing you with short hair. It doesn’t seem right.” So when I decided to cut it again a few weeks ago, I’d been thinking about it for three solid months before I told my sister I wanted a “lob” or long bob. And she was happy to help me get the look I wanted, I realize I’m very lucky to have her as my sister!

At this point in my busy life with two little ones, a long bob seemed more manageable. Plus I was ready for something fun and different! I’ve also been thinking about coloring it again (I’ve been considering this for over a year!) and finally decided it was time to do it.

In other news, I love this black dress. It’s comfortable, stylish, and I especially love the lace sleeves. It’s perfect for church and I even wore it while I was pregnant. It was part of my existing wardrobe, so I linked to similar dresses above. Happy Monday, I hope you have a great week!

Anyone else have a hard time with cutting/coloring their hair? Tell me it’s not just me! 🙂

Xx, Emily

Nail The No-Makeup Look (& Make it Waterproof!)

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Nail The No-Makeup Look (& Make it Waterproof!) - emilybogner.com

During the hot summer days, I like to rock the no-makeup look. But like most things that look “effortless” it takes effort to make it happen! While we lived in Oahu, I went to the beach a lot and quite often alone. I worked from 3am-11am (that’s a story for another day!) and my husband was at school when I’d get off work.

Still, I liked to wear makeup when I swam and I took the opportunity of going to the beach solo to test a lot and I mean A LOT of different waterproof products to find the ones that worked for me–that way I got to avoid the embarrassment of having running makeup in front of my husband ;). It cost quite a bit of money but by the time we moved back to the mainland I had nailed my no-makeup look for snorkeling and swimming in the ocean.

This is my routine. If you don’t love a color or product I use, adapt it to fit your likes/wants/needs — make it your own.

My Routine

I cleanse, moisturize, wait a couple minutes and apply SPF (in that order) before I start make-up application. Again, this is what works for me so I stick with it.

  1. MAKE UP FOR EVER MAT VELVET + Matifying Foundation – this foundation is water resistant and build-able (you can apply it lightly with a sponge or build coverage with a foundation brush). I have sensitive skin and this foundation works great for me. Wore this foundation pretty much every day when we lived in Hawaii because even if I wasn’t swimming, it held up in the humidity.
  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit (I use light to medium) – I’ve tried a few contouring kits and this one is my favorite! If you aren’t comfortable using a cream formula Anastasia Beverly Hills also makes a matte finish contour kit.
  3. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – I use this to set the foundation and contouring before I use powder products.
  4. tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (in Blushing Bride)
  5. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed (in Opal) – I dust this along my cheek bones, the bridge of my nose, forehead, and chin as I would a highlighter.
  6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer (in Chocolate)
  7. L’ORÉAL Voluminous Volume Building Waterproof Mascara (in Black) – this is my favorite waterproof mascara, it definitely works the best of the ones I’ve tried. After swimming or snorkeling, I dab my eyelashes with a towel rather than wiping them to prevent smudging.
  8. Buxom Full-On Lip Stick (in Marrakech) – I use Marrakech which is a beige nude color in a matte finish. I love this color!

*You probably noticed that not all of these products are waterproof . . . enter MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Seal — this stuff is amazing. It makes powders and pencils into waterproof formulas. Remember that a little goes a LONG way and you should rinse your applicator IMMEDIATELY after using it to stop your brushes from clumping.

There you have it — the steps to achieve this no-makeup look and to make it waterproof for summer activities!

Let me know if you try out this look and how you made it your own, I’d love to hear about it!

Xx, Emily