Summer Skin With Smith & Popov

{Top and Shorts: c/o Blush Boutique. Skincare: c/o Smith & Popov Photographed by Jorge Camaraza}

There’s only so much healthy stuff you can eat and so much water you can drink (by the way, I’m the worst at that last one) to make your skin glow. Sometimes you have to call in the big guns. Especially, come summer when you cannot hide behind pounds of makeup. And considering how long summer lasts in Miami, well … For me, those big guns are Smith & Popov. As I teeter totter on the final days of my 30s, I’ve found the best way to deal with looking in the mirror and realizing things don’t stay where they once were (under eye baggage, wrinkles, smile lines) is to Botox and fill them with fillers back to where they should be. I’ve been working with Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner Danielle Smith for some time now to make sure I don’t look like 40 is my next birthday. And she’s amazing. She and the Jen Popov recently opened a one-seat practice in Sunset Harbor, where making you look like the best you is their business. And it’s a business they are damn good at.

My last visit, we banished crow’s feet and wrinkles between my brows and around my eyes and atop my forehead with Botox. Then, we used filler to fill the smile lines around my mouth and some wrinkles that were starting to surface near my lips.

Now I know what you’re thinking:

Did it hurt? Not too bad.

Was it worth it? Absolutely.

Did I bruise? No.

Was there down time? Maybe that afternoon, but that was all.

Will I do it again? You betcha.

Will it be with Smith & Popov? Without a doubt.

Danielle has a conservative hand. She won’t leave you looking like several or more members of the Real Housewives‘ cast. Her goal is to make you look like you had a refreshing night’s worth of sleep, if you want to keep your upkeep a little secret. No one will be able to peg while you look so refreshed.

As for what it looks like to get Botox and filler, take a peek at the pics below. Like I said, it’s a pinch but it’s worth every second to look and feel like you’re putting your best face forward.

Since sticking needles in your face is no joke, I mean it when I recommend Smith & Popov. If it’s something you’ve been thinking about, book a free consultation and let Danielle break it down for you. I guarantee you’ll leave feeling comfortable an informed—just like me.

You can reach them at 305-393-2311 or online here.