Victory Wellness & Medspa: ThermiVa

Aside from skin care treatments and weight loss programs, Victory Wellness & Medspa also offers a different type of treament – ThermiVa®.

According to Dr. Kerschner, ThermiVa® is a radiofrequency treatment that came out about two years ago. It aims to improve vaginal and pelvic fitness by gently heating tissue in the pelvis and vaginal areas to heal tissue.

Oftentimes, Dr. Kerschner says, women will visit Victory Wellness & Medspa with issues of incontinence, especially after having several children or when they are post-menopausal. With these cases, ThermiVa® will go in and restore muscle function around the urethra to help improve the issue.

Helping with incontinence isn’t the only benefit of receiving ThermiVa® treatments. The procedure can also aid in restoring vaginal tightness. Women who have gone through multiple childbirths find that they’re feeling a bit “looser” than they once did, but ThermiVa® an help tighten the muscle around the vagina and restore it back to its youthfulness.

ThermiVa® treatments can also help to increase sensitivity and sexual pleasure, Dr. Kerschner says.

Each ThermiVa® treatment is 45 minutes, and Dr. Kerschner says that you’ll need three sessions up front. And then, depending on the severity of the damage, you’ll need a maintenance treatment every 6 months to 1 year.

This non-invasive procedure also allows you to avoid surgery, which can keep you out of work and life for a while, as it as no downtime.

Dr. Kerschner adds that ThermiVa® treatments have a 98 percent satisfaction rate nationwide, and 100 percent of her clients are satisfied with their results.

Learn more about ThermiVa® and whether the procedure is right for you by visiting or by calling 513-936-3065.


Holiday Shopping Items from Miss Em’s!

With the holidays RIGHT around the corner, I decided to get a bit of a head start on my holiday shopping. I love getting thoughtful, perfect-for-them gifts for co-workers, friends, and family, but I’m a penny-pincher at heart. That’s actually why I shop so much at locally-based Miss Em’s. Great finds AND prices!

Here are a few of my favorite things, and who I think they’re for, just to give you some ideas:

Gold “You Can Do This” Bracelet: $9

Aside from how cute this bracelet is, it’s also on sale for $9! This “You Can Do It” bracelet is the perfect piece of motivation for the #girlboss in your life. We all hit bumps in the road, and as a business owner myself, I know just how much a little statement can go a long way.

Pink Seersucker Backpack: $18

My best friend’s toddler is heading off to pre-school this January and I’m so excited for her! Since her favorite color is pink I decided there was nothing better for her to take to school than a PINK backpack!

Eleanor Elephant Sock Buddy: $28


My college roommate is having her first baby – a girl! – and with a December due date, the Eleanor Elephant Sock Buddy from Miss Em’s is a great way to welcome a little one into the world! The elephant is a great “first” toy and it comes with socks to keep those newborn baby toes warm! Plus, the gift item supports the March of Dimes.

Ivory Blanket Scarf: $25

My cousin is a HUGE fan of blanket scarves, and when I saw this one from Miss Em’s I knew it was the perfect gift for her this Christmas! Stay warm and look super FAB while you head out to work or school in the snow this winter!

Bridesmaids Canvas Tote Bag in Gold: $12

When I saw this bag I couldn’t help but think of my co-worker who is getting married next year! I told her that she HAD to get these for her bridesmaids as a “thank you” gift for being a part of her big day! She can fill it with goodies like wine, makeup, and other small items that they can carry around with them on the big day!

Find TONS of other great gift ideas from Miss Em’s at

FrugalistaFriday: Wowing Winter Wardrobe Finds!

Happy Frugalista Friday, everyone! Colder weather is finally starting to set in here in Cincinnati. And if you need to beef up your winter weather wardrobe, Clothes Mentor is definitely the place to come. They have everything from blazers, light coats, they also have heavy coats, lots of layering pieces like vests, great footwear like boots and booties and rainboots, and scarves and hats and lots of things to keep you warm!

Here are just a few things that I found in store that I like for winter!

They have four locations all over the Tri-State so check ’em out on their website to see which one is closest to you at

Spotlight: The Paisley Elephant at Nov. 4 Holiday Shopping Event

CHIC SPOTLIGHT! The Paisley Elephant Boutique will be one of 40+ local boutiques/vendors at our Nov. 4 2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase! This online boutique has hand-picked items from small to 3XL! Also at this FREE holiday shopping expo, you’ll also get free swag bags and gift wrapping, plus a fashion show, ornament decorating for kids and so much more! More event details below — RSVP at:

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase
Sat., Nov. 4, 10am-2pm

The Phoenix – 812 Race St. Cincinnati OH 45202

RSVP at:

Shop for everyone on your nice list with the best local boutiques and vendors – all under one roof! Bring a canned good for the FreeStore FoodBank to get free entry, a swag bag, and complimentary gift wrapping! Also enjoy refreshments, free 10-minute back massages, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show showcasing the latest winter trends! Plus, more than $3,000 in prizes randomly awarded to attendees! Convenient $2 parking available at Garfield Garage located next door on 9th Street.

Healthcare Sponsor:
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Brunch N Learn Sponsor:
Painting with a Twist (Mason and West)

Photobooth Sponsor:
Victory Wellness & Medspa

Swag Bag Sponsor:
Ideal Image

Fashion Show Sponsor

Booth Sponsors:
Tobey 1 Originals with Tami Seurkamp, Paisley Elephant, Jamberry with Sarah Nelson & Gina Parsley, Pure Romance by Amy Emerson, Tiffany Brennan – Rodan + Fields, Champion Windows, LeiMarie Limited, FREEWHEELER, BubbaRub LLC, Stella & Dot with Audrey Meade, Rebekah Dunning – AdvoCare Independent Distributor, Sparkle for Good, Senegence (Lipsense) with Krystie Berberich, DoTerra with Rhonda, Beautycounter with Kate Cunningham, Miss Em’s, Walton Creek Boutique, Urban Design Gallery, Ever Skin Care with Leslie Young, Fly Ground Clothing, The Plastic Surgery Group, Lularoe with Dana, Good Earth Good Eating, Scentsy with Shonda Million, Direct Cellars with Katie Jo Beahr, Foodie Cincy, Leeta Ruth Boutique, Younique with Lorrie Nelson, EcoEden LLC, Chuck Aardema, Author – In My World, Queen City Massage Therapy

Freestore Foodbank

Twin Spire Photography

Fashion Show Stylist:
Jennifer Blades Personal Stylist

Fashion Show Models:
Heyman Talent Agency

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact our event planner, Stephanie Simon, at

2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase

Victory Wellness & Medspa: Halo

Looking for that Hollywood glow all the celebs are sporting these days? Look no further when you visit Victory Wellness & Medspa’s Halo.

According to Dr. Kerschner, owner of Victory Wellness & Medspa, Halo is a different kind of laser.

“It’s different because it’s a hybrid,” she explains. “The older lasers were either too deep or too shallow for what you needed, sometimes leaving you with a peeling face for a month or two.”

But the Halo laser gives you the glow you’re looking for without all the peeling. “The laser can determine how deep or shallow it needs to be,” says Dr. Kerschner. “We customize it to your skin and take measurements so it already knows the exact depth of your skin and won’t cause any harm.”

Each treatment takes about 15 minutes to do. Dr. Kerschner and her team will put some numbing cream on your face before starting the session.

Dr. Kerschner says that following a Halo treatment you can expect to look a little sunburnt for as many as 3 days, depending on how deep you go during your treatment. There is minimal discomfort and you can put makeup on your face to cover up some of the redness.

“Your face will look like you went to the beach,” adds Dr. Kerschner. “But by day 5 you can expect to start glowing.”

Victory Wellness & Medspa is the only medspa in Cincinnati that owns Halo. “We definitely welcome you to come by and experience a beautiful face, improved skin, increased collagen, better elasticity, and less wrinkles,” says Dr. Kerschner.

Learn more about Halo by visiting or by calling 513-936-3065.

$5 Canvas Painting Brunch ‘n’ Learns at Nov. 4 Holiday Showcase!

Join us for our 2017 Seasonably Chic Showcase Nov. 4 at The Phoenix where we’re hosting $5 (yes, only FIVE dollars) Brunch ‘n’ Learns with Painting with a Twist! These include breakfast, canvas and art supplies, so you can enjoy a yummy brunch and leave with a custom creation on canvas! Plus, shop with 40+ local boutiques/vendors, enjoy refreshments, an interactive ornament decorating area for kids, and a freeze modeling fashion show! Oh, and we’re giving away more than $3,000 in prizes throughout the day to attendees! Bring a canned good for the Freestore Foodbank to get FREE entry, swag bag and gift wrapping! RSVP:

Holiday Shopping Event at LouLou’s Boutique

Cincinnati’s Westside has one women’s fashion boutique that I know of… as a native westsider myself, I was excited to see it open many years ago, and how it’s grown. They have an active Facebook page, where they post about new arrivals and upcoming events. They posted recently about a “Jump Start the Holidays at LouLou’s” event that they’re hosting, and it sounds like fun, so I thought I’d share!

It’s on November 4 from 10 am to 3 pm at their boutique (6145 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248). They’ll have 20% off the entire store (including their “Happy Everything” line which is pretty exclusive and only goes on sale like this two times a year. The owner Nancy said she’s getting in a TON of new clothes and accessories, so you’ll have a lot to choose from. Plus, you’ll be able to get holiday ornaments personalized for free at the event! So fun!

Attached is the event invite — hope to see you there!

From the Publisher of Cincy Chic