GIVEAWAY! Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 Zo Skin Health



Spring forward with my March Beauty Madness Giveaway. I love this sunscreen because it has a silicone feel and acts as a primer, too! It is SPF 30 and has UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection. This is one of my go-to’s when I want a lighter lotion but with all the benefits of a protective sun-screen. I want to share with you all because Spring is hopefully right around the corner and I want to protect all my beauty-babies with the best coverage around!!

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The Outfit I Love, With The One I Love

I hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend and more importantly their Valentines Day.  As a mom with a new little one, it’s hard to find the time for date night so this was soo perfect! I had so much fun getting ready! That’s always the best part of the night, am I right?! I wanted to share my prepping for the big date night and let me just say: IT TAKES A VILLAGE!!! Here are a few tips that helped me get picture-perfect and I want to share them to help you get flawless on your next date night!

ONE | Complexion: Get glowing skin and everything else will fall into place. 

I decided to treat myself to an IPL (photo rejuvenation).  This procedure will help diminish sun-damage, age spots, fine lines & wrinkles, redness and boost collagen.  A series is recommended but you will get results with each treatment. I treated myself on a Thursday and was ready for dinner Saturday night!

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TWO |  Makeup: Do It Once, Do It Right  

For makeup, I turned to Marti of Tica Cosmetics  who keeps me in the “know” when it comes to the latest colors. I also love her makeup line for its luxury, hypoallergenic, paraben & fragrance free products. Not to mention the line is gentle on your wallet 😉


Luxury matte lipstick in Marilyn – eye-shadows are matte shadow in Putty, Coffee Bean and the middle one is Sheer Satin in Bisque.


Baked blush in Nectar


Baked finishing powder in Satin Glow with Stipple Brush #32

THREE | Outfit: Wear It, Don’t Let It Wear You 

Let’s start with my threads… This ensemble comes  from my stylist and dear friend Carly Walko of Thirty Something Fashion.  I have abused this pantsuit! I  simply change up my accessories and heels and its a whole new look.  It’s comfortable and chic at the same time! I cannot express how much LOVE I have for this amazing pantsuit!


Greylin Pantsuit, Thirtysomethingfashion

FOUR | Accessories: More is more and less is a bore.

I love this statement necklace for its mixed metals and versatility. I can almost wear this badboy with any outfit – and I think I have :O  It definitely gets a lot of play time!  And for a fun pop of color I added my own red heels & clutch!


Sutton necklace, Stella & Dot

FIVE | Attitude: Peace, Love & Happiness 

Okay beauties this is the easiest part … I tend to feel that if you simply smile you may experience some great benefits …

  • Your inner beauty  shines through!
  • Serotonin and other natural pain killers and endorphin are released which creates an up-lifting affect on your mood. Double bonus!
  • Attracting good people with other great attitudes : )

There’s an old saying that “it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.”  I have made a conscious effort to practice this and have noticed I have an overall positive experience.



OH MY! Botox & Blowouts: New Beauty Trend In Town

 Hello Beauties!  Boy, does time fly, it’s February already AH …

I hope everyone is enjoying 2015 so far – I sure am!  It’s been super busy for me personally and professionally which  = good problems!   I continue to learn so much at Ruff Plastic Surgery.  We recently received a new laser and I AM IN LOVE with it! I will touch/share more on the new bundle of joy in a future post..  But first let me tell you about an event we had last week, BOTOX & BLOWOUTS at Bella Bethesda Salon.

By now you all should know that I am not shy with sharing my latest anti-aging obsessions but this one by far might be my latest fav! Time and time again I treat myself to blowouts & every 4 months I treat myself to Botox … BUT both at the same time in the same place is GENIUS!!! 2015 is about being efficient, right?! 😉

The concept  is to address your complete beauty needs in a one-stop shop. So me, Dr. Ruff & Dr. Somenek packed up the goods and made ourselves at home in an awesome premiere salon, Bella in downtown Bethesda.  We were  able to offer Botox and fillers like Juvederm, Voluma , Restylane Silk from our board-certified Plastic Surgeons & Nurse Practitioners and I was able to offer Skin Consultations as well as Chemical Peels & Clear & Brilliant Laser Treatments –all at the same time as a hair appointment.

This event was so successful and we received such positive feedback! We will be hosting Botox & Blowouts quarterly! Here are the top five reasons you can’t miss out…

1. Board Certified Plastic Surgeons Injectors

2. Premiere Stylist

3. Complimentary Skin Consultation

4. One Stop Shop 

5. Get summer ready in style





Until next time beauties!