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My Filler With Miller…BEST OF NYC

21 Sep

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

BEST OF NYC: Dr. Philip Miller, Gotham Plastic Surgery

Y’all know I have a HUGE fear of needles, doctors and things that might hurt (see My Trip to Dr. DiCicco if you have forgotten).  So, filling, plumping, primping or anything involving potential pain are usually put to the side for desperate times.But when I had the chance to meet THE Dr. Philip Miller (and when I say THE, I mean New York Magazine’s top doctor five years running Dr. Philip Miller), I had to abandon my trypanophobia (or at least temporarily leave it outside the door of Gotham Plastic Surgery). This was an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I was not ready to let slip through my manicured fingertips.

With a nervous twitch in my eye (which I feared would make jabbing me with needles a serious issue), I sat for a brief moment in a patient room with my trusted Kara in tow to digitally document the experience. Upon entry through the door in his blue scrubs that matched the walls (which I’m certain in a Rain Man sort of way are painted in Pantone SP14 Dazzling Blue shade #18-3949), my twitch ceased, my heart stopped racing and I actually started to enjoy myself.


Dr. Miller, who on paper is one of NYC’s most coveted plastic surgeons, with a CV chock full of schooling, training and expertise that I won’t even attempt to pronounce. In reality, he is also a really cool, down to Earth guy. With a sense of humor that could secure him a spot on SNL (should the plastic surgery thing fall through, though doubtful), he immediately put me and my nonsensical phobias to rest. Explaining each and every move before he made it, Dr. Miller made my filler with Miller appointment not only easy, but enjoyable. In fact – we laughed.  We laughed A LOT (see photos); something I have never done before with someone holding a needle to my skin. Let’s just say, he has impeccable “distraction” tactics – and that comes from a girl who needed to be sedated for her last dental appointment. #2Points4Miller

Dr. Miller might indeed be part wizard or warlock, as the whole process (from start to finish) was PAINLESS. A picture is worth 1000 words and I posted 23 – you do the math.  He subscribes to the guidelines of ‘NatraLook’, which means you will NEVER walk out of GPS looking like an overfilled R.H.O (…fill in your own city).  Even if you ask for it, Dr. Miller has boundless integrity, morals and ethics. If you are looking for someone to turn you into a platypus – go elsewhere. Dr. Miller’s flawless techniques create subtle, indescribable, “OMG, you look great” reactions from passersby. He offers his patients a ‘WOW’ factor sprinkled in a little bit of ‘je ne sais quoi’ allure.  Kara phrased it beautifully, as a small amount of JUVÉDERM® was massaged into my upper cheekbone, “CC! You look like you went on vacation and actually slept”. Sleep – what is that?! Thank goodness I have Dr. Miller to help me smoke and mirror my insomniac-nocturnal nature.

Me, but better. I like that.

The end result was natural, beautiful and precisely the boost I needed (and more importantly exactly what I asked for). Dr. Philip Miller will be the only person I turn to for not only my non-surgical needs and desires, but when the time comes, he will be my trusted under-the-knife surgeon…indefinitely. When it comes to my face and body, I only want the best putting their latex gloved hands on me – and as long as Dr. Miller and Gotham Plastic Surgery will have me, I will be a patient for life. Simply put – they are the best.

And on a final note, Gotham Plastic Surgery is luxuriously comfortable;  the staff is kind, compassionate, witty and super friendly.  I tried to convince them to hire me as their internal blogger when my appointment was over; I didn’t want to leave. GPS offers the highest quality work (Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is the equally talented, other half of GPS) and marries it with the most glorious staff (thank you Kelly, Bernie and Joe!), leaving this style blogger one very happy camper. No doubt, you will leave a happy camper, too…

How you can get a ‘filler with Miller’ (and more!):
Gotham Plastic Surgery
60 East 56th St, #3B
New York, New York 10022
Tel: 212.750.7100

What to know before you go:

  1. Everyone’s body reacts differently to injections and procedures; be honest with your doctor about your medical history, allergies, sensitivities etc.
  2. I personally did swell and bruise (see photos) – this does NOT mean you will or won’t; be smart in your planning and schedule any procedures well in advance of any big event you might need to attend or business trip you need to take.
  3. Ask about things you can do to prep to avoid swelling/bruising etc.  There are homeopathic drugs you can take that help some people in this arena (such as Arnica Montana); ALWAYS follow post op or appointment guidelines presented by your physician; call if you have questions or concerns.

About Dr. Philip Miller: Dr. Philip J. Miller has over 20 years of experience in facial plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.  He is an established expert in facial rejuvenation procedures as well as rhinoplasty.  As a result, he is regularly invited to lecture on specific techniques with his peers at national facial plastic surgery meetings.  Recently, Dr. Miller lectured on innovative rhinoplasty techniques at the 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery.  Consistently since 2007, he has been voted among the Best Doctors in America and Top Doctor of New York.

About Gotham Plastic Surgery: Gotham Plastic Surgery is a unique collaboration between Dr. Philip Miller and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, each specializing in their own area of the face and body. One practice. Two Experts. Dr. Miller is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and recognized for his expertise in rhinoplasty and facial surgery. Dr. Steinbrech is a board certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, breast implants. and in minimally invasive aesthetics treatments.

About JUVÉDERM®: Juvéderm, an injectable filler (injectable facial filler), is used by cosmetic, dermatological, and plastic surgeons to soften deep folds and reduce wrinkles in the faces of patients. The substance is largelyhyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of mammals. Approved in June 2006 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Juvéderm’s prime use is removing nasolabial folds, or “smile lines,” creases of skin which run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It is also used as a lip augmentation agent, and to fill in hollow places and scars on the face.

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HOT PRODUCT ALERT: Trust Fund Nail Lacquers

29 Jul

By Rissabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

If I had to describe Trust Fund Beauty, I could easily do so in one word…FIERCE!

We LOVE Trust Fund Beauty because they keep it real! Attitude all the way, Trust Fund Beauty isn’t afraid of a little vulgar language and humor. We find it empowering that they don’t use cookie cutter terminology when it comes to describing their brand. Self proclaimed “… an “indie” brand with an edge and a purpose… to bring out the inner rich bitch in everyone no matter what your financial situation is.” We LOVE these gals!

Edgy, hilarious with a sprinkle of socialite snark, Trust Fund Beauty makes me wish I had more than 2o nails to paint.

Polish with staying power, no chip technology and intense color distribution – to top if off they are also non-toxic and cruelty free – “Unlike some of your relationships…” . And the wit isn’t just on the home page – the hilarity continues with the myriad of no-filter-say-what-you-please polish names. Guilty – I want them all. Ah-mazing! Check out our top 15 that we love – enjoy BIATCHES!

 WHY: Top 15 favorite Polishes and their kick-ass names

  • But…Daddy (for channeling your inner Veruca Salt)
  • Kiss, Kiss Darling
  • Epic Tantrum
  • Elegantly Wasted
  • Just talk to My Lawyer
  • Bouquet Brawl (the PERFECT bridesmaid goodie bag filler)
  • Penthouse Party
  • Got Yacht
  • Blame The Help
  • Champagne Problems
  • Nip Slip
  • Do You Know Who My Father Is?
  • Career Socialite
  • I’m Kind of a Big Deal
  • And our Number 1 fave= ‘Bitch, Please!’  SOLD OUT FOR NOW (obvi not just our fave).

Buy one, or better yet buy them all (so you don’t get your Benz keyed and Louboutins kicked while waiting on line at 1 Oak Southampton).

SRP $15.00 each; Sample Trio Packs SRP $10-12
You can also subscribe to one of three different ‘Get Spoiled Monthly’ Packages starting at  $90 for 3 months and up

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HOT PRODUCT ALERT: Wet N Wild Center Stage Collection by Fergie

28 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

Fergie CenterStage
We all know and love Fergie as a pop singing icon with a sultry attitude whose make-up is always ON POINT, so we were doubly excited when she launched her Center Stage Collection in collaboration with a beauty brand we equally love, Wet N Wild! The collection includes a 21 piece product line, inclusive of nail lacquers, lipsticks, eyeliners, bronzers, shadow palettes and more, with the unique shade names created by Fergie herself. With Wet and Wild already known for having super hot color shades, prepare yourself for an even steamier Summer with this new collection of fierce color palettes by The Duchess Fergie herself.

Wet N Wild To Reflect Shimmer Palette Bronzer
This bronzer offers a fierce sun kissed shade that is perfect for contouring a sharp cheek bone and jaw structure. With it’s ‘baked’ technology, it can be worn wet or dry, and delivers a glimmering high-pigment result that is sure to shine through even in a dark setting so it’s perfect for summer night dancing. In true Fergie form, we love that it boasts “Big girls don’t shy away from a little sparkle!” on the back,  SRP $4.49

Wet N Wild Fergie Creme Lipstick in shade Bebot Love
Pair your bronzer with this Fergie lipstick in shade Bebot Love to compliment your sultry summer glow look! This shade goes great with the bronzer offering a darker pigment with a mysterious look about it. It moistens your lips and the color lasts, giving you a pout that will have the boys lining down the block, SRP $2.39

Available at participating Walgreens Stores or

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*NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Calvin Klein Reveal for Her

11 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

CK REVEAL 2WHO: Calvin Klein

WHAT: Reveal Fragrance for Her – the bottle features two triangular-shaped pieces — a silver-tone for the cap, the other heavy glass containing the juice — that form a pillow square when put together.  Top notes include raw salt signature, pink pepper, white pepper and black pepper; a heart of orris, ambergris and solar accord, with a drydown of sandalwood, cashmeran and vetiver.

EDP sprays in 3 sizes
1 oz. for $50; 1.7 oz. for $70; 3.4 oz. for $90
6.7-oz. body lotion, $38; 6.7-oz. shower gel, $30; 0.3-oz. rollerball, $24

WHEN & WHERE: Sorry USA, Reveal Calvin Klein will launch in September here (so you either need patience or need to head overseas), in 4,291 department and specialty store doors. It will begin rolling into global doors — 130 markets in total — at the end of July.

WHY: We love Calvin Klein’s nose for sensual fragrances…but the ad alone had us sold. The print campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and features Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes and British actor Charlie Hunnam in a heated embrace beside the window of a modern, glass high-rise apartment. As the sun sets behind a dusky skyline, the city is reflected in the window, suggesting a voyeuristic glimpse at a sexy game of seduction.

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*Source: WWD
*Photography: Thomas Iannaccone

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HOT PRODUCT ALERT: Redken Fashion Waves 07 texturizing sea spray

9 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)
Fashion Waves 7

Redken Fashion Waves 07 texturizing sea spray
Create fresh-from-the-beach waves without ever stepping foot in the sand! Inspired by the casual-cool style of surfers and street style stars,  NEW Fashion Waves 07 texturizing sea spray uses the power of sea salt to give you the most beautiful beach waves with lightweight body and movement. As the tousled, undone texture continues to be a trend seen on celebrities as well as the runways, Fashion Waves 07 is your newest year-round must-have hair product.

We used this and achieved Gisele Bündchen carefree Brazilian waves in a snap!

Nothing sticky or crunchy about this – the formula is lightweight and allows for sexy movement.

Dries to a matte finish, so you look like you have just stepped off the sands of Ditch Plains beach in Montauk (even when you are walking through midtown on a sweltering summer day). The key ingredient, Magnesium Sulfate, also known as Epsom salt, is water-soluble and absorbs moisture from the air, which adds instant texture to create a tousled beachy look. HAIR SCORE!

HOT TIP: To achieve loose waves in straight hair, and enhanced definition in wavy hair, mist liberally onto damp hair and scrunch. Continue to reapply until desired texture is achieved. Mist fashion waves 07 on damp hair and air-dry, then re-apply throughout the day to re-animate waves

Get your Fashion Waves 07 and get your  summer look on at one of our fave beach-side salons on the Jersey Shore (ask for Ashley and tell her Christabelle sent you!)
Élan Hair Studio
Address: 2150 Rte 35, Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Phone:(732) 449-9122

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