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Best Microblading in Boca Raton | My Personal Eyebrow Experience

I’ve had thin brows and oily skin for as long as I can remember. I’m not complaining…per se (oily skin ends up keeping you looking younger in the long run, as it turns out). But what I wouldn’t give to the beauty gods for naturally thick brows and a matte complexion! Luckily, I met Wafa of Wafa’s Brow Art here in Boca Raton and she has been attempting to solve my brow problem. They offer extensive brow services and the best microblading in Boca!

I know this from personal experience even though my oily skin has been giving me some grief throughout the microblading process. Let me walk you through what I’ve been up to in my quest for bold Boca brows!

BEFORE Microblading at Wafa’s Brow Art
Bold Boca brows indeed.

When you decide to get the best microblading in Boca (because why wouldn’t you choose the best?), the first thing that happens is your brow professional will draw an outline– a design that you must approve. Wafa is an oil painting artist and she is able to combine her artistic eye with the science and symmetry of permanent makeup.

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Design for my second touchup

Once she (and you) finalizes the design, she will thread or wax them into an ideal shape. Let’s just say one of my brows was okay, but the other…got quite the haircut.

Then Wafa’s daughter Luna handles the microblading process. She is an amazing technician and the experience was virtually pain-free! I know- hard to believe, but I didn’t even use the numbing cream. At worst, it felt like tiny cat scratches on your brow area.

Here was my first round of microblading:
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Before AND After- Round 1

I thought it ended up looking great, but if I was going to go through this process, I wanted to go thicker! So, that’s exactly what I did at my first touch-up. I loved it, but it was a big change and my oily skin liked to reject the semi-permanent pigment.

Microblading typically lasts for a year- FYI.

Here was my second round of microblading:
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Before AND After- Round 2

Even though I was religious about the aftercare and stayed out of the sun (necessary if you get the best microblading in Boca), I still lost a few strokes and had some fading. As someone who has wanted bold brows for so long, it was extremely frustrating. :/

But, Wafa stuck with me and even scheduled a second touch-up to make sure I was happy with the final product. Now my results are exactly what I wanted! Are you ready for all the brow selfies?

I still use a tiny bit of brow powder on my right eyebrow because that one has less hair, but I really love it. Just beware that if you have oily skin, it might take a few touch ups. If you have any questions about the process, just comment below! I’m happy to answer anything. 🙂


For a full list of brow services in Boca at Wafa’s Brow Art, click here. Or call to book your appointment! 561-501-1068. Mention Modern Boca Mom for $50 off your own microblading service!

Appointment: Tue. – Sat. 10AM – 5PM
Email: wafa@wafabrowart.com

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Sponsored: This post was hosted by Wafa’s Brow Art & Skincare. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was offered complimentary microblading services for review consideration, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Handy Dental Hacks Parents Should Teach Their Kids

Who couldn’t use a good #momhack when it comes to their kids’ teeth? It turns out that the parents that Dr. Popper of Junior Smiles meets in his dental practice are a living database of wisdom and practical advice. They’ve been there, done that when it comes to handy dental hacks. Here’s some of what they’ve taught him about raising kids with excellent oral hygiene habits!

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Junior Smiles’ Dr. Drew Popper

First, while it’s important that kids learn why we need to care for our teeth and gums, it’s not enough. Children have short time horizons. The risks of future harm don’t motivate them effectively. The key to handy dental hacks is making oral hygiene a part of who your child is, like eating, sleeping, drinking, and talking are.

The best way to make this happen is by personal example. Kids are wired to learn by imitation. Even before they have teeth, kids should come along for the ride when parents brush and floss.

I mean, they’re in the bathroom with you anyways, right?

Play is the natural gateway for reinforcing children’s dental hygiene behaviors. Brushing the teeth of their dolls or action figures, for example. As they get older, play can evolve to refine proper brushing and flossing technique. One mom sewed a set of “chattering teeth” into the mouth of a stuffed dinosaur toy. Her kids loved practicing on this surprisingly realistic model!

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Let your kids choose their own toothbrushes from the colors and designs at the store. Toothpaste, too! If chocolate-flavored toothpaste is what works for your child, let it work. Lots of children are fascinated by electric toothbrushes so consider getting one into the game if it stimulates your child’s engagement.

MBMom Tip: Dr. Popper wants parents to note that kids’ gag reflexes are more sensitive than ours are. Mouth breathers face an additional challenge. Be aware, be patient.

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Once the routine and the basic techniques are established, focus on timing. Most dentists agree that effective tooth brushing takes at least two minutes. Many adults don’t manage to get this right! And kids’ undeveloped sense of time means they need extra support to acquire this discipline.

  • Toddlers need direct supervision. As far as handy dental hacks for them, try singing your child’s favorite song for two minutes as they brush.
  • For older kids, many parents recommend recorded music to time the brushing process. YouTube is a rich source for two-minute brushing songs. And, naturally, there’s an app for that! An hourglass is another popular option.

Finally, tune your family’s lifestyle to promote oral hygiene.

  • Transition kids from the bottle to the cup as soon as you can.
  • Live a life free of sugary and carbonated beverages.
  • Enjoy healthy snacks and foods and teach your kids to slosh with water after eating when brushing isn’t an option.

In his experience, these handy dental hacks Dr. Popper has outlined here has most kids independently practicing great dental hygiene habits by around age 7!

That’s a #momwin!

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Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Boca Raton
If you don’t have a local Boca Raton Pediatric dentist yet, head in for a visit! Contact Junior Smiles today:
Phone: 561-210-7788
9930 Clint Moore Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33496


Sponsored: This blog post was sponsored by Junior Smiles. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Have the Family ‘Day of a Lifetime’ at this Boca Raton Athletic Club & Spa

What if I told you there was a hidden gem in Boca where your family could focus on health, wellness and fun for the day…or EVERY day? Well, I’ve uncovered it and FYI–it happens to be a gorgeous Boca Raton athletic club: Life Time Boca Raton.

Whether you grab a day pass or become a member, I have some major intel to share on this recreational mecca in north central Boca just in time for the heat of summer!

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Not familiar with Life Time Boca Raton?

I wasn’t either– I didn’t even know where it was! So, I was thrilled to be invited to experience their facilities earlier this month. Life Time was built to be a home away from home for your Boca family. You can work out and play in spaces that were designed to move and inspire you. Then, you’re invited to take advantage of Life Time’s FREE childcare so you can relax in lounges and social areas. Or, you can play with your kids in the pool! Win/win!

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The Life Time Boca Raton Executive Locker Room
Life Time Kids Playground
Did you know that Life Time Boca Raton has a spa?

I didn’t. But the LifeSpa (and salon) is kind of the best concept ever. I can see it now– “Honey, I’m headed to the gym!” But instead, you really hit up the spa. LOL!

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I actually did both during my visit. I took a BarreFusion class and then followed that bad boy up with a massage. It was mom heaven. Oleg stretched and manipulated my jacked up muscles in ways I couldn’t even comprehend. And I swear that helped me to be less sore from class the next day. I need Oleg to move into my house ASAP BTW.

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There’s also a BONUS. Non-members are welcome to book services at the spa, too and can use the club on the day of as long as your treatment is $50 or more. And yes, that includes the free childcare. Time to treat yo-self mamas!

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This Boca Raton athletic club offers a family day pass!

Picture this- your family is bored…or you just need a freaking BREAK. Come and purchase a day pass to Life Time Boca Raton for only $35 and use the club facilities and childcare for the day! The pool alone is worth it. Trust me!

Plus they have a delicious LifeCafe that serves breakfast and lunch (I even spotted a couple of beers on tap- what what!). They serve healthy food options, smoothies and even have a pretty good-sized kids menu. Non-members can stop by to eat anytime.

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And they can host your child’s birthday party

Did you know you can book your child’s Boca birthday party at Life Time? I can just picture a Moana-themed bash in the pavilion by the pool…can’t you? You can find more info on Life Time birthday parties HERE.

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Plus so much more…

There is so much more that I could talk about, but I’m hoping Life Time Boca Raton wants to keep working with me- ha! So, sufficed to say…stay tuned for more on this amazing Boca Raton athletic club!

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Hosted: This post was hosted by the lovely ladies at the Gab Group and Life Time Boca Raton. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the host. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was given a complimentary day pass, lunch and a spa treatment in exchange for a blog review, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Junior Smiles’ Guide to the 2 C’s: Cleanings and Cavities (and Your Kids)

When it comes to your kids’ teeth, you can and should try to make pediatric cleanings and cavity appointments positive experiences. Believe it or not, it’s possible…and we’re about to tell you how with Dr. Drew Popper of Junior Smiles! This will help your children foster a healthy, lifelong relationship with dental care. And we all want that as parents!

First off, don’t “teach” your child to fear the dentist! Fear of pain, fear of the unknown, and separation from parents are the real dental gremlins. The rest is just details, according to Dr. Popper! This can be challenging if you have a dental phobia, yourself. If you do, your mission is to avoid communicating it to your child by any means possible. Some tips…

  • Introducing your child to the dentist early promotes familiarity and lasting comfort. It’s writing on a clean slate. The appearance of the first tooth is the ideal time. There’s almost no physical pain or discomfort in modern dentistry, so the child’s experience is really determined by attitude and expectations. These are yours to shape.
  • Announce appointments in advance with cheerful daily reminders. Surprises are disruptive. Explain briefly in positive, age-appropriate terms, what will happen at the dentist.

Cleaning appointments include a physical exam, plaque and tartar removal, gritty toothpaste polishing, flossing, rinsing, and perhaps fluoride and sealant application. A kid-friendly briefing goes something like this: “The dentist and his helper will take a look at your teeth, and clean them better than we can clean them at home with our toothbrushes.”

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Cavity appointments are potentially a little more invasive. The dentist has a variety of techniques to get children through these procedures and make sure they have a positive experience. Here’s how Dr. Popper briefs his patients for their cavity visits: “We are going to use a special electric toothbrush to brush your teeth, just like you do at home. It is very easy and we will be done very quickly.”

  • Avoid words like “hurt”, “painful”, or “shots” when discussing cavity appointments. Never suggest that “…this is what happens when you don’t brush your teeth!” Dental care is not punishment! Most dentists are happy to have a parent in the treatment room to help keep the experience positive. After checking with the office, you can assure your child you’ll stay with him or her throughout. All parents are allowed back at Junior Smiles.
  • Younger children may benefit from bringing along a favorite toy to play with in the waiting room. Most dentists won’t mind if a familiar teddy comes along in the treatment room.
  • Establish a tradition of doing something great after each pediatric dentist appointment. Head for the playground, the movies, a favorite eatery or an activity that helps make dental appointments something your child actually looks forward to.
Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Boca Raton
If you don’t have a local Boca Raton Pediatric dentist yet, come in for a visit! Contact Junior Smiles today:
Phone: 561-210-7788
9930 Clint Moore Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33496


Sponsored: This blog post was sponsored by Junior Smiles. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.