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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Even though it’s Texas, the autumn season is right around the corner! The cooler air will begin to fill the air and we will put away our bathing suits (maybe, after all it is still Texas!). We have compiled a list of the top 10 fall beauty tips for you so that you are ready for the new season.
  1. Don’t over tweeze your brows. Full brows are more flattering.
  2. Give your skin a spa treatment with something like the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System.
  3. Use darker toned nail colors
  4. Get smooth hair safely with Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy 30 Day Smoothing Treatment
  5. Switch to mineral makeup
  6. Try a new haircut like the short bob
  7. Upgrade your hairbrush
  8. Find a mascara that gives you big, long lashes
  9. Change up your hair color- red is popular this fall
  10. Soften your skin with oil- facial oils are just as great at moisturizing your skin as creams. 


Office Specials

We have some great specials going on right now if you’re looking to improve your smile.
  • New patients receive a complimentary consultation! ($75 value)
  • Get 5% off implant treatment. (Some restrictions apply)
  • Get a beautiful, straight smile with Invisalign treatment for only $3999. Payment plans are also available.
  • Get that white smile you have always wanted with Kor Whitening Treatment- a permanent way to whiten your teeth. Buy 1 get one 50% off.
  • Complimentary smile imaging allows you to picture your new smile. 


Take advantage of these specials today. Contact our office to schedule your consultation! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back To School Trends

Can you believe it? Summer has just flown by and children and college students are gearing up to head back to school in less than a week. Are you ready? Well to help you out, we have found and compiled some of the best style trends for back to school for both boys and girls! What do you think? Do you or your children follow any of these trends or do they stick to their own?
Boys:
  1. Denim
  2. Hoodies
  3. Athletic Styles
  4. Plaid Button-Ups
  5. Screen Tees

Girls:
  1. Leggings
  2. Bright colored shirts or screen tees
  3. Skinny Jeans
  4. Skirts
  5. Tall Boots  


Here at Lakeway Smiles, we believe the best thing you can always wear is your smile. If you follow these trends or not, just be yourself and use your smile to make your best impression this school year no matter what age you are! Best of luck to all those heading back to school! 

Extended- Enter our iPad Mini Giveaway

Great news! We have extended our iPad Mini Giveaway until September 15th! All you have to do is write us a review and send us an email letting us know. You will then be entered into our drawing for 1 of our 4 iPad Minis! Don’t miss out! You could win! With school starting up soon, an iPad Mini is a great way to get the school year started! See our graphic for further instructions. Good luck! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Is it Healthy?

Sometimes we get caught up in words such as ‘healthy’ and ‘all-natural’ that we do not realize these foods are actually not good for us to eat. I read this article from Dr. Oz about foods we think are healthy, but really aren't that great!  Take a look at the list! You may be surprised! Have you been eating any of these?

  1. Souped-Up Drinks such as sports and health drinks
  2. Premade Smoothies
  3. Trail Mix
  4. Frozen Diet Entrees (Fresh is always best!)
  5. Bars
  6. Muffins
  7. Frozen Yogurt (It can’t be!)
  8. Fat-Free Sweets
  9. Granola
  10. Nut Butter
Check out the complete article: http://bit.ly/12OK5Zg

2013 Ice Cream Festival

It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Ice Cream Festival returns to Austin this Saturday, August 17th at Fiesta Gardens.  There will be free ice cream, games, contests, and live entertainment from 10AM-7PM.


The event cost is $10 per person and children 8 and under are free! Proceeds will benefit local Austin charities! Learn more about the ice cream festival by visiting http://bit.ly/lIeos

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Healthy Back-To-School Tips

It’s that time again to prepare your children for back-to-school. Many of us get caught up in making sure they have the supplies they need, get new clothes, etc and forget about a few important things they also need before going back to school. You can make sure they go back happy and healthy by following these few steps:

  1. Make sure shots are current-Schools will not enroll students without an immunization record
  2. Check their vision- According to Pamela F. Gallin, MD, director of pediatric ophthalmology at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, as many as one in 20 children can’t see out of one of their eyes.  Many parents find it difficult to determine if their children need glasses, so it’s best to have their vision checked regularly.
  3. Alert your child, school nurse, teachers, and other individuals your child interacts with about any health issues, allergies or physical restrictions they may have.
  4. Provide the school with any medications your child needs. 


Barton Springs Fest

This Saturday join other local residents at Zilker Park for Barton Springs Fest.  An all day long event of outdoor and adventure learning, food, drinks, and live music, it’s guaranteed to be fun for the entire family. The event is a result of a resolution passed by Austin City Council to mark the 2nd Saturday in August as Barton Springs Fest which is part of the Save our Springs ordinance.


The event will be held from 8am-7pm and is FREE to the public.  You can learn more about the fest and activities by visiting www.sosalliance.org