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If I Regret Any Beauty Procedures or Treatments

On IG stories I was talking about how I recently got another lash lift and tint, and how I was so happy with how it looked and being back to my natural lashes. For years I had fake lashes, and while I loved them at the time, I love the more natural look I have now so much more. And this isn’t anything against fake lashes (or any treatments or procedures people choose to get), but just how I feel with what I personally like for me. At the end of the day, if you like it, that’s what important! Anyways. I was saying on stories though how sometimes I look back on photos of me with the fake lashes and I’m like why did I feel like I needed them? Now, there are tons of benefits to getting fake lashes which I’ve shared about here, but as for right now, I’ve just really been into the more natural look.

After I was sharing about this on stories, I got a DM asking if I regretted anything else – like my breast implants or lip filler. I thought this was a really good question and totally valid so I figured I’d talk about that some. For starters, I do not regret either of them. And to be fair, I don’t regret having fake lashes for so many years. At the time they worked for me and I really liked them, but earlier this year I was feeling like the maintenance was getting to be too much (with my schedule, the appointments every 2 weeks was getting to be a lot) and trying to do other eye makeup with them on was a pain so I just thought – why not take a break with them for a bit? Point being, they served their “purpose” at the time. And while I look back and think – why did I get them for as long as I did? I don’t regret it – I obviously liked the look of them for years! But okay, let’s talk about things like my breast implants and filler.

One of the reasons why I am now loving having my natural lashes is because it is more of a natural look (not to be redundant haha), and I feel like as I’ve gotten older (33 as of October), less is more. In my opinion, when you get older, you can age yourself more quickly when it looks like you’re trying too hard or doing too much – makeup and cosmetic procedures included. Like, a little can go a long way and small tweaks make you look much more youthful. That being said – when it comes to things like my (lip) filler, one of the reasons I love it is because it does look natural. My lips before were very small (like when I smiled my top lip would disappear), so now I just feel like they look “normal.” It was a little tweak that made a big difference to me (and my confidence). Now, if I would have went somewhere that over injected my lips then that would be a different story!

As far as my breast implants go, I did exchange them for a smaller size a couple years ago because I wanted them smaller – not because I felt like they looked unnatural at the size they were, but I just personally wasn’t as comfortable with having them as big and wanted something that felt more natural to me. I would never want to wear lower cut tops because I would just feel uncomfortable. But I still don’t regret getting them initially! At the time, I made the best decision I could regarding what size I wanted and was super happy with them for years. But as time passed, I decided I wanted something different (smaller) so I adjusted.

I also think that with procedures that are more semi-permanent or harder to reverse (like implants or filler), you take a lot more time to think about if you really want them vs. getting something like fake lashes. My lips had bothered me for years and after thinking about getting filler for 2+ years is when I finally got it. Not saying that you need two years to think about lip filler (I agree that is extreme lol), but the point is when you’re giving something a lot more thought and taking the time to do your research the chances of you looking back and “regretting” it are a lot less.

But yeah, we can’t always predict what we will like vs. not like in 1 year, 2 years, 5 years etc. I mean, I think back to some of the fashion choices I made a few years ago and I’m like yikes what was I thinking?! But at the time I obviously thought it was cool haha. Curious – have y’all had anything done that you look back on and think – why did I feel like I needed that?!

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