Weekend Getaway! I’m going back to Cali…

As much as I love love love my little cubs 🙂 I recently slipped away from my toddlers stinky diapers & my teenage sons high school homework (that I still dread to this day) to catch some warmth in Palm Springs!  As I was packing  for my weekend getaway I realized I should share with you a few of my travel essentials!

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With spring here and summer fast approaching SPF is a must and I  packed my ZO Skin Health Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 for the California Rays. I love this highly advanced, broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen that offers a sheer tinted primer, designed to match any skin tone. To purchase e-mail; Kelley@Kelleyknows.com

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Along with sun filled days by the pool, backyard barbecues, and plenty of outside activities, this spring & summer comes the reality of taking care of your skin. Let’s be honest, sun kissed skin and that bronzed “glow” makes every girl feel beautiful and 10lbs lighter! Who doesn’t want to feel gorgeous? But what makes us feel beautiful in the moment can actually age us drastically overnight. Overexposure to sunlight can exacerbate wrinkles, age spots and dilated blood vessels. It also can alter the skin’s texture, making it look older. It can damage the eyes, dehydrate the skin and lead to cancer. SO LATHER UP LADIES AND PROTECT THE SKIN YOUR IN!

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Not to worry! You can have the best of both worlds and still look and feel your best, protect your skin and have a GLOW! Spring brings pops of color everywhere and here above I’m sporting my pop of electric pink liquid lipstick from TICA Cosmetics. To purchase click here!

For my everyday on the go glow look I am loving mybody’s Glowbiotics Hydraglow Cream Oil.  Hydrate, illuminate and celebrate radiant skin with the GLOWBIOTICS™ Probiotic HydraGlow Cream Oil. This revolutionary hydrating cream-to-oil treatment quickly helps reveal a healthy, dewy glow to dull aging skin. The unique, non-greasy formula is infused with an exclusive reflective mineral complex that helps provide a bright, luminous appearance to the skin.

To Purchase e-mail;  Kelley@Kelleyknows.com

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Last but not least…  I’ve always been a fan AND still am of Lancome Oscillation’s vibrating Infinite Powermascara but if you know me then you know I’m a product junkie and LOVE trying new things.

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My latest obsession is Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced.  I have to say, they had me at “better than sex” 😉   An intensely black, volumizing mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.

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Hope you feel inspired 🙂 Healthy skin is beautiful skin!

xoxo

Giving Back…

Medical Mission to Nicaragua… Please Share

Twice a year, The doctor I work for- Dr. Ruff of Ruff Plastic Surgery and his wife Jill travel to rural Nicaragua with the Future of Nicaragua Foundation to operate on those in need. To help fund this years’ trips, the Foundation is hosting an event at the Embassy of Nicaragua. I encourage anyone to join us on January 29 for a wonderful evening. For further information or to make a donation of  any amount (because it all helps) please call Cody in our office at 202-785-4187.

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Warmly,

They keep asking… so I’m telling…

I get asked a lot “what do you do for you skin?” Well… winter is the perfect time to be treating your skin to rejuvenating treatments, and I absolutely LOVE ‪IPL Photo Facials‬!! I usually treat myself to them 4 times a year, winter time being the most ideal.  IPL is a great ‪non-invasive‬ procedure that has no down time, and you’re still able to go about your day with makeup. Here are my top 3 benefits of an IPL…

1. Slows down the aging process

2. Stimulates collagen

3. Reduces ‪pigment/‎sun-damage‬

Check out my IPL photo facial video below…

 

xoxo

Kelley

 

 

Cancer Sucks, Donate A Wrinkle!

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There is hardly a person who has not been touched by breast cancer through personal experience, a family member, friend or colleague.  am fortunate enough to work with amazingly talented and passionate surgeons who every year donate their time & skills to an amazing cause!

 

Dr. Paul G. Ruff IV and Dr. Michael T. Somenek of Ruff Plastic Surgery in Washington, DC will host the Wrinkle Erase for the Cause on October 1, 2015 at their offices in D.C.’s West End at 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 200.  Wrinkle Erase for the Cause has raised $155,000 for donation over the past five years to benefit breast cancer research and reconstruction awareness.   Drs. Ruff and Somenek will once again be joined by Erwin Gomez of Karma Beauty Lounge in hosting this event.  Dr. Ruff was inspired by his many breast reconstruction patients, his mother, sister and mother-in-law who are all survivors.  Living in Pink, a local breast cancer charity started by Michele Conley, has been the primary beneficiary of the event.  Michele was a double breast cancer survivor who recently passed away in late 2014.  She remains a true inspiration to those whose lives have been touched by this disease.

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This year’s event honors her legacy. WEFTC will run from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Ruff Plastic Surgery, 2440 M Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC  20037.

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Refreshments and light fare will be served throughout the day.  The event is based around injections of the common wrinkle fighting treatments (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Juvederm, Restalyn, Radiesse).  If someone is considering one of these treatments, it is a perfect opportunity to donate a few wrinkles and see if the benefits of these treatments are right for oneself.  In the past, nearly half of the donors have been new to injectables as antiaging treatments.

 

Come join the doctors and staff at Ruff Plastic Surgery and donate a few wrinkles to help save a life.

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xoxo

Kelley

It Takes A Village And A Magic Wand…

After attending an event this weekend and posting some pics on social media, I received so many compliments on my look that I decided I needed to share my tips! My tips, of course, being nothing short of magic! As a mom of 4 (oh and let’s also factor in my entire teenage son’s entourage – whom I love BTW) let’s just say I am not exactly primping and executing any sort of “style” on a daily basis. To paint a realistic picture, during the summer months with everyone home, I find myself throwing my hair up and living in my pjs/workout clothes most the day (I feel better at least acting like I am going to the gym.) There is most definitely no makeup, and if I’m lucky, I can score brushing my hair and getting my skincare regimen in with every bathroom break I take…. BUT… this weekend I really pulled out the Mommy Magic. They say it takes a village, but I say a magic wand too! This weekend I managed to pull it all together and I wanted to share exactly how I did that. You know me, always brutally honest.. I can’t have anyone thinking  I pulled a Beyoncé and “woke up like this”.  Just not the case 😉 so don’t let FaceLIES (my nickname for Facebook) fool ya – I had help!!! 🙂

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Here I am with one of our Nurse Injectors at Ruff Plastic Surgery, Norah Gourlay – I am speaking from experience when I say Norah is an amazing Nurse Injector – she has performed Botox & Xeomin on me and I absolutely LOVE IT!! Feel free to e-mail me at Kelley@kelleyknows.com  any questions you might have, I would be happy to answer them 🙂 Check out Norah’s Facebook page here!

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In addition to an awesome injector… a girls gotta have an amazing pair of lashes & makeup to accentuate her features – above are the lashes I sported Saturday night, which I purchased at CVS – super affordable at $5.00.

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One of my favorite products from Tica Cosmetics is the Baked Blush and the color I can wear all year round is Honeywell.  For the lips, I have a major crush on the color Vintage – which is also versatile year round for me.

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I wanted to post this pic above so you could see my airbrush tan I received at my favorite spot here in my neighborhood, Ninotch a urban retreat. I’ve been to a lot of places and Ninotch by far is my favorite – I am NEVER orange, stinky or streaky.  AND I also feel 5lbs lighter 🙂 always a BONUS!

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Well there ya go! It takes a village and a magic wand 😉

xoxo

Kelley

A Little Bit About Me …

Here is a little bit about myself – post pregnancy! This year has been CRAZY! From creating my blog and store, to customizing skincare regimens and helping women look and feel their best. New family additions and wild times with old friends – I could not ask for more. I have loved every second of it and can’t wait to continue this amazing journey with all you beauties!

I have especially found so much joy and fulfillment in joining Ruff Plastic Surgery. The technology and innovation there has been super educational for me and I love continuing to learn about all the latest and greatest in my field. The doctors & nurse injectors are all highly qualified and way beyond the buzz in our field.

The exposure to countless new treatments & regimens that I can share with all my clients & with you here on the blog has been amazing.  Ruff’s offers a full list of comprehensive services to make you look and feel your best and more importantly compliments the many treatments I already offer.  Looking forward to many more years to come : )  I can’t wait to keep my beauties looking and feeling beautiful : )

xoxo

 

Kelley Knows Giveaway | One Year Anniversary

To celebrate one year of Kelley Knows, I’m giving away one of my FAVORITE MyBody products. Did you know Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closet? Your skin changes as the seasons do! Spring forward with MyBody’s Glow Forward. A two-step mask, it is completely perfect for getting rid of dull skin. As it stimulates and invigorates our sallow winter appearance, you’ll see gorgeous and glowing skin!

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Kelley Knows | One Year Anniversary

This year has been CRAZY! From creating my blog and store, to customizing skincare regimens and helping women look and feel their best. New family additions and wild times with old friends – I could not ask for more. I have loved every second of it and can’t wait to continue this amazing journey with all you beauties!

I have especially found so much joy and fulfillment in joining Ruff Plastic Surgery. The technology and innovation there has been super educational for me and I love continuing to learn about all the latest and greatest in my field. The doctors & nurse injectors are all highly qualified and way beyond the buzz in our field.

The exposure to countless new treatments & regimens that I can share with all my clients & with you here on the blog has been amazing.  Ruff’s offers a full list of comprehensive services to make you look and feel your best and more importantly compliments the many treatments I already offer. And as a special treat, I’m giving away one of my favorite MyBody products! Looking forward to many more years to come : )

xoxo

Sips, Tips & Style!

Last Friday, I held a Sips & Style party at the casa and had a ton of girls over for some fashion with Thirty Something Fashion, skin care with Kelley Knows, makeup with Tica Beauty, food and of course, lots of wine! There was an amazing spread of some of my favorite guilty pleasure food, including a giant platter of Astro Donuts. No matter your diet, remember to treat yourself every once in a while!

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My good friend Carly came with her sister and brought lots of amazing clothing, jewelry and accessories for her 2015 Boutique Tour for ThirtySomethingFashion. I wouldn’t be able to dress myself if I didn’t have her in my life! From Ella Moss harem pants to Nicole Miller dresses, I found some must-have finds for Spring and Summer. Stella & Dot jewelry along with some other boutique pieces including Lucky Brand necklaces were strewn about with amazing fringe and cross body bags.

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I also had Marti Wright from Tica Beauty & Cosmetics over to help the girls touch up their Spring makeup routine and share some beauty tips and tricks. Her makeup is to DIE for and her products are a must in my beauty routine. From her tinted moisturizers to her glow cream and highlighters, these are the tools you need in your makeup arsenal.

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Then of course, speaking of beauty routine, I had all my to-die-for skin care products that protect my skin all winter long and prep it for Spring! Mybody and Medical Zo covered my dining room table. I let all the women know what products would work best for their specific skin needs, whether they needed more moisture or sun protection (which is always a must)!

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I can’t wait to host another event like this again! It included all my favorites: fashion, beauty and skincare! I love helping other women feel great both inside and out and what’s better than some retail therapy with your besties?!

District Sample Sale: Red Soles & Champagne

Last week, I went to one of my favorite DC fashion events, the District Sample Sale. I am obsessed with this event for a bunch of reasons. Not only can you have a full-on girls night out but you can spend it shopping for a great cause, too. This year, part of the proceeds from the event when to the DC Diaper Bank. While I shopped, I also got to enjoy soooo many goodies! Restaurants from around the District such as Chaplin, Policy and Del Campo catered the event and served amazing cocktails.

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There was also a silent auction, a DJ to keep everyone moving through racks of clothes and raffles that gave away to-die for prizes. Some of the stores I shopped were South Moon Under, Emporium DNA, Sophie Blake & Erika Schrieber, Propper Topper and so many more.

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District Sample Sale is such an amazing DC event that happens every Spring and Fall. They pick different women’s and children’s focused charities every season to help give back to those in need! A staple of DC, this event is around to stay and I can’t wait to go back next season. I also got to put some Kelley Know’s goodies in the VIP gift bags!

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