Alex Pike RN

COFFEE HIT

April 26, 2016

Anyone that follows my Instagram account @missalexpike will not take very long to figure out that I JUST LOVE COFFEE. I learnt to drink it black many years ago. Chadwick Models are not meant to consume too many “extra” calories, so Milk was kicked to the curb. Then my new obsession with finding the most perfect Long Black began (and boy have I had some bad ones). The Waiting Room at Crown Towers, would have to be my new favourite in Melbourne and Mr Benedict in Albury is perfection. Coffee is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world, and was largely considered or viewed as a health tonic for the sick and weary. Coffee is not a health drink, though I know just as well as anyone who embraces this warm drink and looks forward to this morning ritual, it is clearly addictive. The active ingredient in coffee is…

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Injections

Dermal Fillers Explained

April 20, 2016

We all know our faces change over time. When we are young our cheeks, jawline and upper face in particular, are full of volume and well defined. It is this volume that gives us youthful curves. When a person’s face loses volume, it can cause this person to look tired and older than we feel. Significant weight loss and long-term stress can play a part, although it is the gradual loss of volume that causes our face to change its contours over the years. Once volume is lost, it cannot be replaced by moisterisers. Moisterisers or lotions cannot penetrate deep to reverse skin sagging or to rebuild the supporting layers below. Dermal fillers is a great option to re-volumise the skin. As I have been injecting for the past 11 years I inject Dermal Fillers in Cheeks, Temples, Jawline and of course Lips to increase volume. WHAT IS A DERMAL…

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Alex Pike RN

ASILIO

April 20, 2016

I would have to say I am all things obsessed with Asilio at the moment. This Australian brand is a mix of aesthetic elegance with a strong powerful feminine edge. Designer Cynthia Farchione is clearly setting the bar very high with celebrity cult following from the likes of Gigi Hadid and my favourite Jodi Gordon who looked flawless in Sydney at the races in the Season upgrade dress (Floral) which is not surprisingly SOLD OUT. I am literally needing so much restraint from purchasing the whole collection. Pictured is the Asilio Crystal Method Sheer Long Line Knit which is casual elegance at its finest. The Black dress I recently wore in Sydney at the AMAC Conference is Asilio A Love Like That Cut Lace Midi Dress . I purchase all of my Asilio at Lookbook Boutique Online. http://lookbookboutique.com.au

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Events

AMAC 2016

April 11, 2016

On the 7th of April 2016, I attended the Invitation only Allergan conference AMAC 2016 held at the Sydney Hilton. I have been invited for the past three years as the first Allergan AMAC was in 2014. This year the International Speakers were Dr Derek Jones from Beverley Hills.  Now not to take anything away from this man’s academic accomplishments or achievement, but this man was the most perfect real life Ken Doll I have ever seen in person with an American accent that sounds like velvet. My personal favourite presenter however is reserved for Dr Koenraad De Boulle from Belgium.  Dr De Boulle is a World famous Dermatologist who I had the pleasure of meeting at AMAC in 2014.  He is just delightful and has such a dry sense of humour.  I love him. He is my Brad Pitt of the Cosmetic Injecting world. The presented case studies are remarkable, and…

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Injections

ANTI WRINKLE INJECTIONS

April 5, 2016

I have been a Registered Nurse for the past 13 years and I have been injecting anti wrinkle injections for the past 11 years. I would say I am very positive about this product to say the least. What is an anti wrinkle injection? they are a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle causing muscles creating a refreshed look.  anti wrinkle injections active ingredient is derived from a  bacteria in a state of the art sterile laboratory in Westport Ireland in much the same way that Penicillin is manufactured. anti wrinkle injections  has been used in medicine all over the world in medicine for the past 60 years. anti wrinkle injections has been used in Cosmetic treatment for the past 20 years. I have been having anti wrinkle injection injections for the past 15 years and I am testament to the fact that this treatment works. If the face cannot make the line…

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Family

Motherhood

April 3, 2016

  Being a Mother of three boys is both challenging and rewarding to say the least. The dynamics of three personalities is a juggling act that nothing can prepare you for and I take my hat of to any parent especially with the extra pressure of a busy working life. Being a single parent was certainly not a life goal of mine. Marriages end and life goes on.  I endeavour to be a good parent and a good example to my boys. I tell them the truth and explain things practically.  Sometimes my opinions can be repeated by my 9 year old and I shudder and remember that saying “children are like sponges”.   His Father calls him the Alex Pike “Tape Recorder” as he likes to make opinionated statements that sound particularly adult like “how bad was that sushi?”. He also likes to lock up the house at night and says things…

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Diet & Exercise

Survival of The Fittest

March 24, 2016

From the ages of 6 to 17 I studied  ballet and dance based Pilates .  I loved ballet and the creative expression of dance, classical music and of course I had dreams of being on the stage.  This dream was short lived when I grew to a height of 5 foot 9 at 12 years of age. I hated team sports, I was creative and thought netball and basketball were too masculine.  It wasn’t until later in life that Nike and Asics began an integral part of my wardrobe. Exercise is so important to me for my peace of mind and mental attitude. It wasn’t until  I was introduced to the world of body building, and resistance training that I started to love my body.  At a body building gym in Richmond Melbourne I became captivated with all things NO Carbohydrates and eating a diet of whole foods. I had never imagined how quickly my body responded to the…

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