Mrs Tink talks about the B word….

When I was 28 Master 6 celebrated his first birthday, it was a happy day and one we celebrated well – taking hundreds of photos.

After his party I scrolled through the photos proudly looking at my big boy. I marveled at how clever Mr Tink and I had been, getting him to the ripe old age of 1. We had made it through all the sleepless nights and we were now in the fun toddler stage (little did I know about the terrible two’s).

I was high fiving myself until suddenly something not so cute popped up…. A close up of me. Now let me explain, I’m not frightened of a camera (those that have seen my countless selfies will vouch for that!) but this close up was not good. I was smiling and happy but my face was someone I didn’t recognize. I thought perhaps it was a bad shot and kept scrolling and saw that they were also the same! I looked old, worn out and tired – given that I had a one year old and was running a busy business, I probably was but the stress and lack of sleep was written all over my face like lines of punishment.

I went racing into Mr Tink yelling at him, “how long have I looked like this?” Mr Tink knew there was no right answer to this question and said, “You look happy babe”. Upset and depressed I went to bed. The next day I woke up determined to fix the problem and have my face display how happy I felt on the inside. So, I bounded off to the department store and went to one of the skincare counters and begged for the best of the best. I left $500 lighter and feeling as though the stress and frown lines were starting to disappear. After 4 months of using the uber expensive potions my skin looked no different and I started to feel extremely conscious. It was all I could focus on and my makeup started to melt into my frown line dragging my self-esteem down further. I felt resentful about all the stress that my business was giving me and upset at the lack of sleep I had been getting.

Things hit rock bottom one day when we were at a BBQ with new friends. I explained to one of the friends that there was 10 years difference between Mr Tink and I. She then asked, “Who’s the older one?” I felt like I may cry meanwhile ‘Mr Young and Funky’ danced home feeling 29 again.

The next day, like a sign from above, I received an email from a company with a discount voucher for Botox. I opened and closed the email 100’s of times and then finally plucked up the courage to call and ask about making a booking. Now let me clarify I am needle phobic. Completely totally needle phobic to the point I cry at blood tests and have to bring my husband with me. So here I was, Mrs Needle Phobic booking in a consult to have needles willingly put in her head….. I’d reached a point of crazy.

That night I spilled my guts to Mr Tink who was not thrilled that I’d booked an appointment without talking to him first. After an hour of ranting he calmed down and said, “You don’t need it, you’re being ridiculous but if you want to do it, go for it.” I took that and ran with it.

I was in at 9 am the next day and when I arrived I was horrified by the nurse who was going to give me the consult. She looked like she was permanently surprised and had had multiple procedures… I suddenly understood the discount. Too frightened to back out I saddled up, had my injections and left. The whole way home I swore that was me done and I would not be back. The next morning I woke up, nothing looked different. Day two nothing, day 3 nothing and finally 9 days later I could feel my skin tightening, I started to see it working! 2 weeks in and I was so impressed it had actually worked! I felt confident, my makeup sat well I felt less tired and my skin looked great. No one could quite put their finger on what was different about me. I had friends ask if I had changed my skin care. They said I was glowing and wanted to know what I was doing! I giggled to myself not revealing my secret.

3 months later to the day my skin started changing back and I could feel the tightness lessening, and I realized it was wearing off. I couldn’t face going back to ‘Frankenfine’! The thought of going back to visit my constantly surprised nurse made me feel sick, so I jumped online and found a business called Clinic One. It wasn’t a plastic surgery clinic, it was a professional medical dermatology clinic that had a long list of doctors and specialists onboard. I immediately called them and booked in to see the nurse Nicollete. On arrival I felt instantly at ease, the clinic was gorgeous and it smelt sterile plus the staff were lovely. I sat and waited for Nicollette and smiled to myself as I knew I was in safe hands. Nicollette was extremely helpful, taking before and after photos for me. She also took the time to explain the procedure and how Botox worked, what I could and couldn’t do (basically all things that had not been explained to me the first time round). She got me comfortable and gave me ice to numb the area and within in what felt like minutes, I was done. I couldn’t believe how different the experience was, I felt reassured knowing the process and understanding how it actually worked. Most importantly I left feeling safe and confident in my decision to get Botox.

Now, that was many years ago and 5 years on I see Nicollete and her gorgeous assistant Jess every 3 to 4 months, I no longer spend hundreds of dollars on anti-wrinkle treatments that don’t work and I’ve never felt better. Being a mummy and business woman is a tough gig and it brings along lots of stress trying to get through the daily juggle but now I don’t feel like my face shows the signs.

Most people would never know I’ve had it done, I don’t go overboard and I have just enough to make a difference without looking like Nicole Kidman.

Going to Clinic One was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They are professional, discreet (although after this blog you all know my secret) and they make the whole process easy. They send you on your way looking like you’ve just had a long relaxing holiday. The pain of the needles is reasonably low and only stings for a small second and the results are something I could now not live without. It’s as much a part of my maintenance routine as getting my hair done.

For anyone thinking of getting it done I would strongly suggest that you do your research and think about the results you want. Make sure you only go to a reputable clinic, don’t shop around based on price because ultimately you could pay the price long term.

So my name is Mrs Tink and I am proud to say I have Botox and no, I don’t look like an extra from off the Real Housewives Of Orange County. It’s not something I’m embarrassed to admit it, it’s my little treat which allows me to get up to Miss One twice a night without my face showing it!

Have you been thinking about trying Botox? Ready to feel fresh for 2016? The beautiful team at Clinic One are giving one lucky reader the chance to WIN their ‘freshen up’ with the wonder duo Jess and Nicollette . For a chance to win simply share with me why you would like to win?

The judges will choose their favourite answer and announce a winner on the 10th of December at 9pm

Good Luck

Ps Book an appointment with Clinic One and mention the Mrs Tink Blog and you will receive a special gift from UltraCeuticals

Botox contain a naturally derived muscle relaxant made by a leading cosmetic pharmaceutical company (Botox is made by Allergan based in the USA).
Injectable treatments work by relaxing the activity of treated facial muscles for an average of three months after which its effects will fully wear off. Botox’s full effect will take about 4 days to become obvious. It softens the facial lines caused by frowning but will not soften the facial lines present when the face is relaxed.
BOTOX AFTERCARE
To get the best possible results from Botox
· You do not lie down flat within 4 hours of your treatment
· You deliberately frown firmly with your eyes open a few times an hour within the first two days of treatment.
Clinic One

4/49 Primary School Court, Maroochydore, QLD 4558
P: 07 5443 3166 F: 07 5443 3160 E: cosmetic@clinicone.com.au

www.clinicone.com.au

Clinic One is located in the hub of Maroochydore CBD and offers a wide range of Dermatology services such as : Dermatology services:

Acne

Psoriasis

Hand Dermatitis

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Severe Perspiration of Underarms, Palms & Soles

UV Therapy

Hair Loss

Coolsculpting for fat reduction

Injectables for frown lines, volume restoration & skin boosting

Freckles & pigmentation

Redness & broken capillaries

Acne scarring

Hair removal

Fine lines and wrinkles

Skin Peels

Stubborn melisma

Surgical blemish removal

Skin Needling

13 thoughts on “Mrs Tink talks about the B word….

  1. Stacey Kerr says:

    Thank you for this blog! Now might I add, PICK ME PLEASE! Boy could I use some Botox to soften my cranky, tired face! The busy life of a mother of 2 girls, who works, studies and volunteers my days away, as well as taking care of the husband. Boy would I love to give my frowny face the boot!

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    • Bianca Innes says:

      No bloody judgement ever thanks Mrs Tink its been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time I would truly love to win this at almost 41 ouch!! And 6 kids a young a toddler and autistic child I do look very tired often and I’ve noticed the more recently I need some intervention
      Thanks for sharing with us good on you !!Mrs Tink thanks for being so real 😄😄

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  2. Fiona jones says:

    To be honest I walked into a clinic to have this procedure done but chickened out! I was a little scared and didn’t want to look permanently like I’d seen a ghost !! I’ve had 3 beautiful children, work full time and enjoy every minute of it! But I would love to remove or at least minimize my permanent frown lines ! Fingers crossed as 2016 is the year for me! Here’s hoping to a fabulous start !! Thanks heaps for reading. X

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  3. Leigh Isabeth says:

    I’m nearly 40, looking and feeling tired, with s mischievous 2 year old who keeps me in my toes, all day and ALL night too! This would be a wonderful treat

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  4. Yvonne Ryan says:

    I love your honestly Mrs Tink, I think that this is such an important subject and the fact that we trust your honesty with reviews it.s been very interesting and very informative . I am not entering as l live in Victoria but just wanted to drop by the blog and see people thoughts

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  5. Orlantha says:

    Wow! What an awesome blog..I joked about Botox for most of my 20’s..hit 32, with 4 boys in tow and I have most definitely started noticing the crows feet and frown lines, surely Botox would fix them up quick smart? Clinic One looks like such a professional establishment and those ladies sure do look well trained, I would have no problem trusting them with my wrinkly face!

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  6. Sue says:

    Champagne cheers to you Mrs. Tink for being so honest about yourself and sharing your Botox story. I would love to try Botox to help with my underarm perspiration over Summer. I have heard it is good for controlling the ‘sweat patches’ under your arms. I would love to wear lots of different clothing over summer, but tend to stick to white as it doesn’
    t show the sweaty armpits!! Thanks again xx

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  7. Briohny says:

    Wow isn’t it funny how things come into your life at just the right time. I’m 32 and I feel like I’m going on 40. I have a 2.5yr old who has now decided that 3.30-4am is the time to wake up and stay up. I also have a 9.5month old who likes to go to bed late. This along with two businesses that employ 13 staff. I’m currently working 50hrs a week and only in the office 3days a week, the rest I fit in around kids sleep times (well lack there of at the moment). Every time I look in the mirror I don’t recognise my self. I was flicking through some photos from 3yrs ago (pre kids) and geez I looked like a different (less stressed) person. I love my little ones to the end of the earth and back but mummy needs some BOTOX.

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  8. Julie McNeill says:

    Great Story Mrs Tink. It has certainly alleviated any bad thoughts of Botox. I have had many people telling me how tired I have been looking! Not due to lack of sleep, it’s due to my age (59) and gravity! Would surely be happy to try it out, as I have heard the team at Clinic One are awesome.

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  9. Kathryn says:

    Just want to thank you again Mrs Tink for an amazing review/insight to Botox. You truly have helped a lot of people out by talking about it and showing us what it’s all about. I know so many people including myself who have been curious about the whole procedure so I will be telling them to watch your video ☺️ Good luck to everyone entering. Such an amazing prize to win ☺️☺️☺️

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    • mrstinkblog says:

      Thank you beautiful, I was a bit nervous but really wanted to share a different perspective and I’m thrilled it’s been so well received. Thank you for your lovely words xx

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  10. Sophie Elliott says:

    Oh my how wonderful, something I would love to try, I have some deep lines on the forehead and between the eyes, I’m always been told to cheer up or what’s wrong, I’m happy but obviously my face isn’t, would love to make my face happy.

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