She's What Makes You Beautiful

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Let me give you a little background about me.

I am 26 years-old, have gone through two major back surgeries (yay for massive scars all over) and have been on pain meds for over a year. I have dealt with chronic pain for over four years so the amount of medications, vitamins, and random organic “supplements” that I have been given to try to help decrease my pain cannot even be counted at this point.

On top of that, I have struggled with acne for my entire life. I’ve always had irregular periods because of whacky hormones which results in acne, upon acne upon acne.

(And LOTS of oily skin. Where my girls at who sweat when it’s only 60 degrees out?!?)

About six months ago, I was at the end of my rope with skin care.

Let’s be honest-as much as we want to go “all organic” it wasn’t doing the job for me and was slowly dwindling my back account.

(PS: I am a SUCKER for online ads. Make the ad look beautiful and give me a model with flawless skin and I am SOLD.)

So that being said, this equation fails me every time:

Girl on pain meds + flawless skincare ads + Instagram late night scrolls= $2,000 easily spent on random skin care regimens/products. Just this past year. (Don’t tell my dad…!!!)

INSERT BRI ADDOCK.  

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A friend recommended that I go see Bri as a last ditch effort and I will be honest… I was skeptical. In my head I had tried it all so why would her skin care regimen be any different?

INSERT MAGICAL MOMENT OF MEETING BRI.

I literally walked into her studio and within two minutes of talking, we were both crying. Yep. She had me at “hello” and I was a blubbering mess.

She listened to my journey through pain, acne, endless treatments and literally said: “Don’t you worry a bit sweet girl, I have your back.”

And dear reader, she did.

I walked out of that first facial a completely different person. And I don’t just mean in terms of feeling like I just got a whole new amazing and hydrated face.

I mean Bri literally talked deep with me about life, pain, skin care  and inserted so much joy and laughter into my life. Which is hard to do when you live in 24/7 chronic pain.

She has a gift of building trust quickly with her clients because she has a huge heart and knows what she is talking about.

Here’s the other best part: I left with a FOUR step solution to help keep my skin flawless.

(Cleanser, oil treatment pads, moisturizer, and a facial scrub to use a few times a week.)

THAT WAS IT.

I do not know about you but there was a time I was using like TEN products a NIGHT.

TEN.

Who has time for that?! Not me.

She went above and beyond by giving me extra treatments for no cost because she wanted to sincerely help me.

She also educated me on my new skin regimen explaining why organic treatments don’t always work for people and that it’s OK to use some chemicals as long as they are the right ones.

I left with a full heart, clean skin, and a new skin care regimen that I kid you not transformed my skin within two weeks of sticking to it.

To this day, almost a year later, I barely have breakouts now and when I do, I know exactly who to go to:

Bri Addock. A real life skin fairy.

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The Hidden Gem

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I honestly feel like Aesthetic Abundance is a hidden gem worth far more than the eye can see; one that should be shared with the world! 

I am so overwhelmed with how amazing this place is! Not only do I feel excited and comfortable when I walk through the door, but also know that I am going to get treated with the TOP OF THE LINE treatment. Bri Adcock, the owner, is absolutely gifted. She is very knowledgeable and relatable when it comes to products and treatments. She not only performs all of the services, but also has a nurse and doctor that she goes through your paperwork before performing anything on you. That made me feel super safe!

Bri is always upbeat and excited! I can tell she loves what she does and that makes a difference when someone is doing high end treatments on you. I have never felt pressured there or awkward. She makes me feel so comfortable with my skin and always makes me feel beautiful…even when having a bad hair day, ha-ha. My money has NEVER gone to waste in the hands of Bri!

Aesthetic Abundance offers a variety of services such as Laser Hair Removal, Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Facials and much more. 

What I love about Aesthetic Abundance is the results! Ever since I have been coming I have seen results fast and effective! My skin care has improved tremendously! My skin hasn’t looked this good in a long time. She has great products and samples on hand if you need to try different things. And once again, she is very knowledgeable on these products as well and can help your with any skincare crisis!

The other results I have seen that has changed my life is LASER HAIR REMOVAL! I am so glad my friend recommended me to her. I was super hesitant at first, but after talking to Bri she made me feel so at ease and her confidence in her experience won me over. After my first treatment of LHR I saw results! My hair was either gone or very fine and not corse like it used to be. I am on treatment 4 and I am still so happy I made my decision to go here, and I already foresee more services from Bri in the future.

For a list of all of her services provided with more details, please click below.

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What I also love about this place is how CLEAN it is!!! That is so important to me! I don’t want to go somewhere to get treatment and feel dirty, especially when it has to do with my body! Aesthetic Abundance always smells good and is very organized. All the linens are fresh and clean. Even as you walk through the door you feel welcomed. My favorite part of this place is all the powerful words she has spread throughout the office. I love being surrounded in a positive atmosphere. She is definitely a promise keeper.  Her promise speaks volumes! She just doesn’t talk the talk, but she walks the walk. I LOVE AESTHETIC ABUNDANCE!

You can find Aesthetic Abundance on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with further updates, giveaways, and beauty tips and tricks.

The Aesthetic Abundance Promise

We are dedicated to helping you enhance your natural beauty from the inside out, so you can look amazing, be inspired and feel fabulous!  We promise to always provide results because we understand your concern and have a solution. We are unique because we are also an advanced aesthetic training center.

Our forever promise is to continually offer the most advanced treatments, provided by highly trained professionals, all layered with an attitude of gratefulness.

When I feel like a place and or person should be praised for going above and beyond all expectations, I want to share it with the world! So do yourself a favor, get online, book a service, and go enjoy yourself so you don’t have to suffer from FOMO any longer…you won’t regret it!

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Want to experience these amazing results for yourself? Book your appointment by calling/texting 615.948.4076 and use the word BLOG to receive 20% OFF your first laser hair removal treatment (up to $125 savings)! 

My Skin Buddy

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I have been using MSB for over 3 months now and I LOVE IT! At first I wasn’t sure if I was using it correctly and using the right products; which is all important to know when you get your MSB! I cant begin to tell you about the amazing results I have already received! My two wants for my skin is that I want to see improvement on my redness and wrinkles and so far I can see results where MSB is helping those factors.

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I was so thankful for Bri helping me figure out how to use the device and what products to use and when. So far Bri is the only on in Nashville/Franklin that is selling My Skin Buddy! She was telling me that it’s basically a facial, light therapy, anti-aging, and much more all in one. I was so ready to get rid of my Clarisonic because my skin is super sensitive and the brush really doesn’t help my redness or dry skin. However, MSB has totally changed my skin care routine for the better! It comes in a beautiful box with a great instruction packet. It was beautifully packaged! 

I LOVE MY MSB!

Week One

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My Skin Buddy
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You can do as little or as much with this device. Here is what MSB provides:

1.  LED Light Therapy

The beneficial wavelengths of Light Emitting Diode Therapy have been proven and shown to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fight bacteria that leads to acne, reduce redness and promote brightening and even skin tone.

2.  Ion Care

Gently, yet effectively, positively-charged ions work to attract and pull impurities from the skin while negatively-charged ions enhance product penetration.  

3.  Ultrasonic Vibration

The power of 8000+ ultrasonic vibrations per minute, the user is able to enjoy a soothing mini massage while breaking up dead skin skills, lifting, firming and tightening the skin.

4.  Thermal Heat Therapy

The combination of heat with the deep cleansing ions aids in emulsifying dirt and oil so that it can easily be swept away. Thermal heat therapy has also been shown to improve with skin tightening, promoting more oxygen to the cells by improving blood circulation and shrinking pore size.

*FAQ’s https://myskinbuddy.com/faqs/

Week 2

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Week 3

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All of these are amazing technologies for a skin care device…but now how do you get all of this while doing your skin care routine? I went to the MYSKINBUDDY website and here are the exact steps and results you receive as you use your MSB.

 
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What are MYSKINBUDDY’s Six Ready-to-Go Settings? 

Setting #1.    Deep Cleanse and Exfoliation Mode. 

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This setting lets you experience a gentle yet deep and squeaky clean through ion care while thermal heat therapy, ultrasonic vibrations, and red LED light therapy help break up dead skin cells and promote more oxygen in your skin for an immediately brighter, smoother, and tighter complexion.

Setting #2.    Acne Care. 

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Whether you have cystic, mild or hormonal acne issues, this setting should be in your routine. Blue LED light therapy has been clinically proven to kill p. Acnes bacteria that leads to acne formation. This mode also uses ultrasonic vibration and ions to help push your acne products deeper into the skin and break up dead skin cells that may be trapping oils.

Setting #3.    Calming and Brightening.

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This setting is wonderful for individuals who suffer from hyperpigmentation and redness. Green LED light therapy has been shown to help fade dark spots, brighten skin, and reduce redness. Take advantage of the added ions and ultrasonic vibrations in this mode as well, and use a lightening product suggested for your skin type and speed up the results.

Setting #4.    Skin Rejuvenation and Anti-aging. 

Take your serum and moisturizer to the next level with this setting. The combination of a red LED light therapy, ultrasonic vibrations, and ions will deeply infuse your skin care into the dermal layers for optimal nourishment. Pay attention to how plump and radiant your skin will feel and look after the first treatment and see long-lasting results with continued use.

Setting #5.    Multi-symptom Therapy. 

Most people have more than one skin issue. Do you have wrinkles, dark spots, and acne? No worries, we’ve got you! Use this setting that offers all three lights plus product infusion via ultrasonic vibration and ions.

Setting #6.    Photosensitive and Ingredient Infusion. 

Not in the mood for a disco of lights tonight? Try this setting that offers a light-free option with ultrasonic vibration and ions to help you infuse your serum and moisturizers.

*FAQ’s https://myskinbuddy.com/faqs/

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 I am so amazed at all my MSB could do! After I do my steps I truly feel and look like I just got finished with a facial. I love heat therapy so definitely while cleansing my face it feels so good! I love that I don’t have to touch my face with my hands but that MSB does all the work for me. The other benefit of MSB is that it’s light weight, fits easily in the palm of my hand, and charges with a USB cord. The MSB is NOT waterproof so you don’t want to wash your face in the shower with it. It also had 2 plastic covers, one for protecting the metal piece, and the other is for putting a cotton round/square to take your make-up off or applying with your toner. I also love that is has a holder that it sits in.

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I used to dread washing my face and doing the whole routine, but now I really enjoy it because MSB really helps my feel like my face is getting all the benefits it needs. The LED light therapy has totally rocked my world!!!!!! I also use alcohol prep pads to clean my MSB between steps. I really cant stop telling everyone about how much I love that I can do everything with ONE device!

Go ahead and take the plunge and see your skin care world change with a push of a button…I DARE YOU! For more information and videos:

How to use MSB

 
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Hello Darling,

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Welcome! My name is Kiersten Hanna. I’m a “Nashville Native," and wife to an amazing husband. I’m a Recreational Therapist and a caregiver to the sweetest girl in the world! I love meeting new people and connecting others together as well. I will be your biggest cheerleader and fan! I am a huge Nashville Predators fan, lover to all things Disney, a foodie, mountain girl, enjoy photography, love to read “based on a true story” novels, and am a movie fanatic. I try and live up to my middle name, Joy; I love to laugh, but it’s more fun to make others laugh.

I am very detail oriented and I’ve been told I have a Type A personality, which I don’t mind because I love to get things done the right way, ha, ha.

The most important thing about me is that I asked Jesus to come into my heart many years ago, and my life changed forever! Every day it is my heart and soul to serve Him.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

I also love anything and everything when it comes to beauty products! I promise to be raw and real with you here. I am not a professional in cosmetics or skin care, but I know what works and what doesn't.

I hope my testimonials will help guide you and your journey as we both find out what works best for us. I will be testing out many different products, skin care services, and much more.

 
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Now You See It, Now You Don’t...

Laser Hair Removal.

It sounds painful, expensive, and too good to be true, right? WRONG! I will be the first to tell you I wasn't a believer in this until I went to Bri Adcock at Aesthetic Abundance in Franklin, TN.

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See, about 4 years ago I went and got laser hair removal at a hospital setting (a place I will not name), and I got over 8 treatments and saw ZERO results! They kept telling me, "Just keep coming back" or "your hair might not respond to the laser properly," etc. Well, after all the painful treatments and no more money to give towards it, I called it quits.

Well, I am here to tell you that I wasn't going to the right person. My friend here in Nashville recommended that I go see Bri. She has been going to her for years and highly recommended her. I was hesitant at first, but then she told me it was pain-FREE and would show results within 3 treatments!

She had me at “PAIN-FREE". I couldn't believe it! So I looked into it almost immediately. Also, her prices were very reasonable; buy 2 packages and get 50% off BOTH when you pay in full upfront!

Another thing was how sweet Bri was! She was so easy to talk to and really made things easy to understand. She answered all my questions and was always available via text or email. One thing she told me to do before treatment was to shave...the other place NEVER told me to do that! She told me that I could have been burned really badly and she was shocked I wasn’t.

So I said I would never do it again, but never say never. When I got to Aesthetic Abundance I was so impressed! It was so bright, beautiful, and welcoming. Bri was there ready to meet me when I first walked in and again answer any and all of my questions. We went back to the room where I was going to get laser and it was so calming and peaceful! I felt like I was at a spa, not a hospital.

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I am getting my upper lip and underarms treated (as of now). She told me that her laser machine is state of the art! It is very high tech and effective. It also is pain-free. She started first cleaning my areas and used great sanitation. Then she began on my upper lip (I have Italian blood so no shame here). And let me tell you, I have tried EVERYTHING...waxing, sugaring, bleaching, etc., and nothing has made it better until now.

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When she started to laser I felt a little sting but NOTHING compared to what I had before!!! It went away in seconds. She also put some gauze in my mouth to protect my teeth; I have sensitive teeth. The thing I love about Bri is that she is a perfectionist just like me, ha, ha. She made sure to go over it a few times to make sure she got it all. The overall process for my upper lip took a whole 5 minutes or less. And everybody said, “AMEN!”

Next came my underarms...what a pain they are! I get so many ingrown hairs, pain while shaving, pain putting on deodorant, etc. I used to have to shave EVERY OTHER DAY, PEOPLE!!!!!! This Italian blood runs strong, or should I say grows strong, ha, ha.

I also have tried to go without shaving a couple of days and sugaring, but nothing seemed help my thick, stubborn hair. (As seen in photo)

Bri to the rescue! She again sanitized my underarms and began to laser. Well, yes, like I said before...they are sensitive to almost everything. So Bri applied topical lidocaine (for numbing) then 5 minutes later I was good to go. The whole treatment for both underarms took about 15 minutes, so not long at all!

Okay, yes, you want to hear about the results. OH MY GOODNESS! After my first treatment I didn't have to shave for 3 WEEKS! I am not kidding; here is a picture to show you! There was some hair that was growing faster than others, but nothing to the extreme. Also it grew back thinner. I was amazed, and my husband was, too. We are now BOTH believers in this. He was even talking about getting it for his neck, which I would have never thought I would hear.

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So I just had my second treatment done, and it was faster than the first one and not as uncomfortable. I have 4 left; I get them every 4-6 weeks depending on my schedule.

I am excited to share with you my end results. But for now, let’s face it, if you've tried laser and it didn't work, or you've heard of it but were scared to try it, let me be the first to tell you...GO FOR IT! You won't be disappointed! If you are annoyed with shaving or waxing all the time, then call it quits. Bri is so easy to talk with and is extremely flexible! I cannot wait to get more services done by this amazing woman! You won't be let down.

The Mountains Are Calling,

 
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Hello Darling, 

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Welcome! My name is Kiersten Hanna. I’m a “Nashville Native," and wife to an amazing husband. I’m a Recreational Therapist and a caregiver to the sweetest girl in the world! I love meeting new people and connecting others together as well. I will be your biggest cheerleader and fan! I am a huge Nashville Predators fan, lover to all things Disney, a foodie, mountain girl, enjoy photography, love to read “based on a true story” novels, and am a movie fanatic. I try and live up to my middle name, Joy; I love to laugh, but it’s more fun to make others laugh.

I am very detail oriented and I’ve been told I have a Type A personality, which I don’t mind because I love to get things done the right way, ha, ha.

The most important thing about me is that I asked Jesus to come into my heart many years ago, and my life changed forever! Every day it is my heart and soul to serve Him.

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

I also love anything and everything when it comes to beauty products! I promise to be raw and real with you here. I am not a professional in cosmetics or skin care, but I know what works and what doesn't.

I hope my testimonials will help guide you and your journey as we both find out what works best for us. I will be testing out many different products, skin care services, and much more.

 
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