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Greenwich Magazine, January 2015

The Future Of Medicine Is Here

By Beth Cooney

More Volume, Less Pain
When Belotero hit the market in 2011, it generated considerable buzz as the first facial filler with the capacity to soften those stubborn lip lines commonly associated with smoking and pronounced facial expressions. Belotero’s second claim to fame was that it didn’t create a blue-like effect when injected under the thin mouth-area skin (which had been a problem with some other dermal fillers). Terry Conrad, APRN, and founder of the aesthetics practice NaturallYou in Greenwich, says that for some of her patients, a little Belotero is “like the icing on the cake. They loved the way it softens the look around their mouth area.” The downside? “It can hurt. There’s just not a lot of fat around the mouth. So even when we use a numbing cream, it’s a little more painful to take than some of the other fillers we use in other parts of the face.”

Look Magazine, Summer 2015

Busy Women: Izabela O’Brien

Mrs. Connecticut 2015 – Completing and Competing

I feel that this is a great example for my daughters to see that regardless of one’s age, if you feel unsettled in your pursuits and goals,you should always pursue your dreams. On March 21st all three girls were present at Foxwoods and witnessed their “mommy” getting crowned at Mrs. CT 2015. It was the best feeling in the world to see them screaming with joy.

It does take a lot of time and commitment to prepare for a pageant. I have amazing individuals helping me. My Mrs. America sponser is Terry Conrad of Naturallyou here in Greenwich. Terry makes sure I have a weekly skin care regime in place to help me look my absolute best for the national competition. I feel like I am glowing every time I walk out of her office.

Greenwich Time, September 16, 2015

Mrs. Connecticut sets eyes on Mrs. America, and a cause

By Ken Borsuk

“There she is, Mrs. America.”

Those are the words Greenwich resident Izabela O’Brien wants to hear when she competes next week in the Mrs. America pageant in Las Vegas.

The reigning Mrs. Connecticut, O’Brien will take on women from all over the country for the chance to wear the crown, a position she never thought she’d be in when she last competed in pageants, while in college. O’Brien will be accompanied to Las Vegas by her husband and their three daughters as well as friends and her sponsors Terry Conrad, of Naturallyou, and Monica Lynn, of 5 Squares. They have been helping her prepare for the pageant, during which O’Brien will model a cocktail dress from Fontana on East Putnam Avenue.

“Knowing that my friends, family, sponsors and my daughters are all going to be there will mean so much to me.” O’Brien said. “I know I always put 100 percent effort in, but I feel with their support and positive thoughts I don’t want to let them down. I really want to win it for them.”

But win or lose at the pageant, O’Brien said she knows she’s already won. “I already feel like a queen,” O’Brien said. “I know I am not only doing my best in helping Alina reach her fullest potential in life, but now I’m hoping to share all I’ve learned and all the luck I’ve had with other families.”

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