You Look Marvelous: The Girl Around Town Beauty Poll

Lounging poolside in Palm Springs this fall for a bachelorette weekend, our conversation turned to who had had Botox. (Surprisingly, more than I expected!)

Some of the answers came from friends who I didn’t think would have given the treatment much thought, nor did they look like they’d had anything done. Which is the ideal, am I right? This led me to wonder- who is doing what, and who is planning for more in the future.

We polled readers and friends from coast to coast and the answers are in! It seems that moisturizer is a girl’s best friend and that everyone is jonesing for regular facials (hello, gift idea!), but the gals had distinct personal opinions about anything more invasive; from “EEEK, no” to “Bring it on!” see who you agree with the most. Leigh and I even participated, weighing in at the bottom.

Happy beautifying!

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The Girl Around Town Beauty Poll

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  1. Age – 35
  2. City – Austin, TX
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Simple
  4. What is a daily beauty must? Origins Vita Zing tinted moisturizer
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Facials
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? Nope
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? Laser treatment for dark spots on face
  8. Are there any you want to- More laser treatment for dark spots on face
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables?  No way
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? No way. I would love a breast lift, but I hear it is really tough on your body (scars, the procedure, etc.)
  1. Age – 35
  2. City – Los Angeles, CA
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Basic
  4. A daily beauty must? Moisturizer
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Facials
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? No
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? No
  8. Are there any you want to? No
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? Yikes, scary
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? Also scary
  1. Age – 32
  2. City – New York, NY
  3. Word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Cleanse, moisturize, makeup, face cloth, Clarisonic brush, moisturize. 
  4. A daily beauty must? Moisturizer followed by tinted moisturizer.
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Facials! I wish the weren’t so expensive! 
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? Only one of my great aunts.  Facelift. Scaaaaary! 
  7. Have you had any treatments so far?  I did a small dermabrasion treatment once, but I wouldn’t do any of the rest.  That said, ask me again about breast augmentation after I have kids  
  8. Is there any procedure you’re already planning for or looking forward to someday? I would never inject something into myself, but I would consider a boob lift after kids potentially. 
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? Ew, gross never.  I already put enough toxins in my body with alcohol.  I am mostly looking for a detox these days and this is totally counterintuitive to that.  
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? could never imagine lipo, especially after all the nightmares I’ve seen.  Nose job, I would ONLY consider because I DO have trouble breathing with a very small bridge, but I think elective surgery is ridiculous.  Look at what happened to Kanye’s mom, to Joan Rivers.. Why risk it.  
  1. Your age – 34
  2. Your city – Houston, TX
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Most important time of the day
  4. A daily beauty must? Moisturizer with sunscreen
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? More regular with my facials
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? Yes
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? Breast augmentation, Botox
  8. Is there any procedure you’re already planning for or looking forward to someday? Tummy tuck (haha)
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables?  Bring it on
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? Comfortable
  1. Age – 34
  2. City – West Hollywood, CA
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? – Low-maintenance
  4. A daily beauty must? – Sunscreen/hat
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Love getting my legs waxed
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? – No
  7.  Have you had any treatments so far? – No.
  8. Is there any procedure you’re already planning for or looking forward to someday? Don’t really want to ever
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? eh
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? eh, not really for me but think if it makes other people feel better go for it. nose jobs and breast redux seem great
  1. Age - 31
  2. City - Austin, TX
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Basic/Simple
  4. A daily beauty must?  Kiehl's ultra face wash.
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Facials:) Adore them.
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? No.
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? NO
  8. Is there any procedure you're already planning for or looking forward to someday? No plans to, but I'm not opposed if done in a healthy way, or for a health reason.
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? No interest.
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? I'm wary of it in general.  Many internal struggles.  The extremes and addiction freak me out.  But I think if they make your life better (which who knows) and make you feel better about you, then they can be good.

 

  1. Age - 33
  2. City - Houston, TX
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Nonexistent
  4. A daily beauty must? Moisturizer - Nautra Bisse Oxygen Cream
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Facials 
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery?  Two aunts have
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? No I have not. 
  8. Is there any procedure you're already planning for or looking forward to someday? I have always thought I would look into a tummy tuck or breast lift after I am finished having children. 
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? I don't think I would ever do it. Not opposed to wrinkles. Adds character :)
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? I am comfortable with it. I think if it's something that makes you feel better about yourself then why not. 

 

  1. Age - 37
  2. City- Los Angeles, CA
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Minimal
  4. A daily beauty must? Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer with SPF 50+
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Demabrasion
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? No
  7. Have you had any treatments so far?  Dermabrasion, Botox
  8. Is there any procedure you're already planning for or looking forward to someday? No
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? They’re better than looking at yourself and feeling tired
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? The older I get the more squeamish I get so it’s all sorta out at this point.
  1. Age - 47
  2. City - Houston, TX
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Pragmatic
  4. A daily beauty must? Good moisturizer
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Would love to have a monthly facial
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? Yes
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? Yes, injectables and breast augmentation.
  8. Is there any procedure you're already planning for or looking forward to someday? A procedure to tighten the loosening skin under my chin is on the horizon
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? Bring it on, especially Juvederm
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? I don’t believe in surgical “solutions” for things that I can control (i.e. weight), so tummy tucks and lipo will never be an option for me, but I certainly can appreciate the idea of slowing the advancement of the signs of aging, especially if it helps me to project how young I feel on the inside!

Leigh

  1. Age - 33
  2. City - Houston, TX
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Regimented
  4. A daily beauty must? Face cream
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? I’d like to start doing some laser treatments
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? Yes
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? Yes
  8. Is there any procedure you're already planning for or looking forward to someday? Cool sculpting
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? Bring it on!
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery? I can imagine I’ll get a boob job post kids and I wouldn’t be against a tummy tuck if kids did a number on me. 

Mary

  1. Age - 36
  2. City - Texas Hill Country
  3. A word or phrase that describes your daily beauty routine? Not that involved- Most days I focus on hydration and exfoliation more than on makeup. 
  4. A daily beauty must? Super rich moisturizer, highlighter and mascara.
  5. A beauty treatment you wish was a part of your regular routine? Monthly facials w light acid peels.
  6. Have the women in your family had cosmetic surgery? Yes- face lifts, a Lifestyle Lift, and a breast augmentation.
  7. Have you had any treatments so far? No surgical procedures, only Dermabrasion and regular acid peels.
  8. Is there any procedure you're already planning for or looking forward to someday? Not really.  I used to think I would have a facelift when needed, or go full-force like Demi Moore for Charlie's Angels (knee lift? yes, please.) But I'm at a stage now where I life experiencing change in my body and I'm not in a rush to control the outcome.  Though I still look at the tops of my knees and think, OK, maybe someday….
  9. What is your comfort level with injectables? Close to zero. I'm more comfortable with cutting my skin than injecting something into it. 
  10. What is your comfort level with plastic surgery?See #8 and #9.

This post is presented to the Girl Around Town audience in partnership with
Smart Beauty Guide and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

 

Posted on January 8, 2015 and filed under Beauty.