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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

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!

Contact me for a consultation.

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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 😉

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

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Baked blush in Nectar

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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!

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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!

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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.

Xoxo

Kelley

Get Creative With Your Tax Refund… SPLURGE!

Tax season is an “interesting” time of year. I call it bat-s*#% crazy!  “But this is also one of those times when most couples I know have polar opposite opinions of how to approach their finances.  Men tend to spend the weeks leading up to April 15th with a furrowed brow, crunching the numbers and planning responsibly as to how and where to save/budget the tax return.  They like to call it “fiscal responsibility.” (Booooooo)   Many women (me when I’m not pregnant for three straight years, but I digress), on the other hand, also spend these weeks scrunching their brows, (which can be fixed 😉 , but with a different concern in mind.  We’re secretly praying to the Tax Return Gods – “just how many units of botox will the heavenly tax return grace us with!!   If you’re anything like me, you can still be the occasional procrastinator but multitask at the same time.  So while yes, I have procrastinated a bit with my taxes (shocker!), you know I’ve taken the time to make a serious punch list of all of the beauty splurges that Uncle Sam will be gifting me with this year 🙂 I like to convince myself that the splurges are a gift for all the hard work I put in the year before.  And yes, by work, I include accidentally dipping my fingernails straight into a pile of my kids s%&*#@ diaper as work, too. We can tell ourselves that as spring & summer approach and the sun beats down, it is our duty to make the investment to “combat the signs of aging.”   (See how using the word “investment” suddenly makes it feel very responsible? I feel like my husband can’t argue with my desire to make a good investment!) Plus, I see you–you skinny be-bopping, spandex wearing—I know you don’t eat– little college girl showing off at the gym. I SEEEEEEE YOU!!   Or heck, pull out the “its Mothers Day weekend” card if it makes spending the money feel a little bit better.  Do what you need to do to justify it. But treat yourself to something fabulous, because we all deserve it!It is our version of “fiscal responsibility” ladies, just a much prettier one!

 

My personal SPLURGE LIST that I’m sure you ladies can relate to:

1. Skincare products- Protect the health of your skin – it’s an investment worth the results!  Who doesn’t want their skin to GLOW, especially for the spring & summer?! Contact me and I can help design a customized regimen to fit your budget & skincare needs.  Whether you’re a product junkie like myself and love all the many steps of applying 5 different products or the type that wants to pamper their skin but a minimal routine is all you can handle – I have a regimen for everyone! Visit my online store HERE

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2. The Box Service with Carly Walko of Thirty Something Fashion is something I make happen each season.  Bynow you know I have a house full of kids and run my own business, soooooo….. rummaging thru the stores is not on the top of my list.  Carly’s Box Services provides a box, filled to the brim with clothing and accessories, curated specifically for you based on a detailed survey, is
shipped directly to your doorstep.  Check out Thirtysomethingfashion  or watch this short clip about The Box Service!

3.  SHOES SHOES SHOES
– who doesn’t love too lust over a pair of heels?! My logical reasoning behind splurging on a pair of heels is keeping it classic and versatile for all season. That shoe for me is a nude pump. I know everyone wants  the “red bottom” Christian Louboutin but for me these days I have found that the Manolo Blahnik pump is more comfortable and classic.

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Like this pump below or to purchase Click here!

4.  Injectables
– I love them and they have a place in the aesthetic world for sure! I
know some of you may have mixed feelings, especially if you watch any of the “housewives” shows on BRAVO. But I promise you, properly injected by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Licensed Nurse Injector with a conservative touch – you will look refreshed with out the “deer” in a headlights look” or the “puffy fish” look or one of my favs the translucent non-movable look. But moving on fillers do just that, fill in an area that has a loss of volume.  The most common areas are around the mouth or “we” call them the parenthesis lines (), the upper cheek area and of course my fav the lips. Botox on the other hand softens expressions lines, like the furrow lines between your brows, forehead and crows feet.  Again I am in love with this concept when done properly.  Personally I am looking for prevention in my mid 30’s – I plan to age gracefully and Botox is just what you need I will touch more on injectable do’s and dont’s in future posts.  Stay Tuned…

5. Dinner is served! Give
yourself a break from grocery shopping; preparing & cooking with
PLATED a company that is Chef – designed recipes with fresh ingredients delivered to your door.  Treat yourself and your family to seasonal produce from local, family-owned purveyors.  Plated,
partners with responsible companies like Sea to Table to make sure that their fish is always fresh, and wild-caught when possible.  Visit www.plated.com for more details.

 

Xoxo

Kelley