Category Archives: skincare

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

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

 

 

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?!

GIVEAWAY! Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 Zo Skin Health

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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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Don’t Let Your Fun In The Sun This Past Summer Ruin Your Skin

For those of you who already have your routine in order and are ready to take it to the next level, there are 3 recommended treatments below that specifically address the summer sun-damage that many of us notice appearing in the early Fall. Each of these recommendations show best results with a series of treatments that will replenish and rejuvenate your skin throughout the Winter months and will have you looking radiant and rejuvenated come Spring. I can speak from personal experience when I say that the results will truly amaze you by the time spring rolls around! If you aren’t quite ready for injectables or a surgical procedure, these non-surgical, non-invasive treatments are for you. And they’re perfect for many Moms who don’t have an excess of spare time, let alone cosmetic procedure “down time”. But most importantly, they’re an excellent option for women of all ages who want to add proactive treatments to their skincare routine and rejuvenation plan!

• Clear & Brilliant – a non-surgical, non- invasive anti-aging laser treatment that leaves your skin looking refreshed even after 1 treatment. It’s great in a series of (3). It’s proven to help improve fine lines, wrinkles, tone, texture and pore size appearance.

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• IPL Photo facial – I have been treating myself to IPL’s for years – oh how loyal they are to me 😉 A Photo facial treatment is a series of (3-6) gentle intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments developed to improve the appearance of sun damaged and aged skin, as well as to reduce redness and flushing, resulting in more youthful looking skin.

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• Micro Needling – This treatment is one of the “newbies” in my skin treatment regimen and I am NEWLY obsessed!!! Micro Needling is minimally invasive and entails a rolling device over the skin that creates tiny channels (or piercing the skin) in the skin to stimulate new cell growth and collagen production. This procedure also allows products to penetrate more efficiently for overall skin rejuvenation. A series of (4) treatments a month apart is recommended for best results.

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For a consultations or a treatment with me contact Ruff Plastic Surgery & if you have any inquiries contact me  Kelley@kelleyknows.com and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

xoxo

I’m Back…. and with some tips!

With summer behind us and winter quickly approaching, it’s time for us Moms to prepare for the cold weather and all that it entails. Aside from making sure that the kids have snow gear for our infamous “snow days”, we have to be sure to take care of ourselves.  In my world, that begins with your SKIN!  Maintaining your daily skincare regimen in the winter is even more important than you think.  The cold winter air lacks humidity and dries up the natural oils in your skin, often resulting in dry skin.  The frigid winter winds can cause dry chapped skin as well.  But if you’re new to creating a skincare “routine” or often just can’t find the time to dedicate to it, I’ve got you covered.  I’ve listed my top 5 general skin care tips to get you through the winter.  Consider them your recipe to beautiful skin!

 

5 Skin Care tips to get you through the cold, dry Winter months:

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  1. Switch your cleanser to a soap-free Gentle Cleanser. I love & use MyBody’s Clean Routine Foaming Cleanser for the winter months. Your skin will feel clean and luxurious without the risk of stripping it of its essential oils that help to protect it from the harsh, cold winter weather on a daily basis.

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  1. Contrary to the popular belief that you should ditch your scrubs/exfoliators over the winter months, you should actually continue to use or add one to your regimen. By including a gentle exfoliator, it will help to remove the build-up of dry skin.  This is important as dry skin can block the moisturizing agents from penetrating the skin.  Using a gentle exfoliator will ensure proper hydration as well as stimulating collagen reproduction! Don’t go crazy. Once a week is perfect! I use ZO Skin Healths exfoliating polish to manually exfoliate over the winter months 1-2 times a week.

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Contact me Kelley@Kelleyknows.com to purchase  ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish

3. Serum, Serum, Serums are my winter obsession! I love to layer on   my serums under a great moisturizer!  A quick overview as to why serums are elite in the Winter skin care category:  They penetrate deeper and their liquidy format can hold a higher percentage of active ingredients than a moisturizer can.  So in return, they deliver many more benefits while actually plumping up cells and locking in moisture. My serums of choice are Calm After The Storm and Brightamin C from MyBody & Zo Skin Health Ossentials Growth Factor Serum Plus.

 

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Click Here to purchase Calm After The Storm Serum,  Here for the Brightamin C Serum and Contact me, Kelley@kelleyknows.com for  ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum

 

4. Come Winter, I also switch out my summer lightweight moisturizers for heavier moisturizers that include humectants & emollients.   My moisturizer crush right now is MyBody Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream.  This beauty attracts and holds onto water with peptides, and hyaluronic acids, fights aging with growth factors and leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated.  During the summer months, I tend to lean towards lightweight moisturizers but rest assured, dry, Winter weather calls for stronger reinforcements☺

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  1. If you’re not a “more the merrier” gal like myself when it comes to products, here is a simple winter tip that is not time consuming.  Treat yourself to a weekly hydrating MASK. Since I am clearly a fan of the MyBody line, currently I am using their Glow Forward Thermal Probiotic Enzyme Treatment Mask.  This mask softens and exfoliates dull skin without being abrasive and your skin instantly appears brighter, clearer and more radiant.

glow-forwardTo purchase MyBody’s Glow Forward Thermal Probiotic Enzyme Treatment Mask Click Here!

Check in next week for my winter non- invasive treatments that address summer’s sun-damage!

Xoxo

Kelley

Beauty Blender Tutorial | Ft. Tica Beauty

This cute little guy is my new best friend!
I am loving applying my foundation with the Beauty Blender  even more now — I’m getting an airbrush look with a super even streak free result.
The Beauty Blender has an open cell structure that fills small amounts of water when wet to allow the sponge to be “full” so that the makeup product sits on top of the sponge rather than being absorbed, allowing you to use less product every time.

Love love love! Check out my tutorial with Tica Beauty below…

Find the Beauty Blender online or at a Sephora near you! We also used Tica Beauty’s Mineral Sheer Tint SPF 20 that you can find online or at her Vienna Studio.

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Here Are A Couple Labor Day Reminders…

With Labor Day approaching you might take this weekend to get your last dip in the pool,  barbecues, or some may even hit the beach one last time.  Regarless there are all sorts of trips and other outdoor activities to be had… But don’t let the last bit of summer stop you from taking time to a apply your favorite sunscreen, shades & sun hat!

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And if you do end up looking like a red tomato that just made out with a frying pan, PLEASE treat yourself to myBody’s Calm After The Storm.  This special daily treatment offers a natural source of hydration while it helps the healing process.

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This youth boosting skincare product also helps to tighten the skin,
giving it the smooth, youthful look that you desire.  Good for all skin-types and brings rest and relaxation to hypersensitive skin. Developed with an innovative skin calming complex,
it is also ideal for use after a chemical peel, laser,
microdermabrasion or sunburn.

To Purchase Calm After The Storm Click Here!
Here are my favorite sunscreens – both uva/uvb broad spectrum and act as a makeup primer.  I especially LOVE the added tint for the days I dare to go bare!

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Click here to purchase myBody’s Protect & Serve Sunshield and to purchase ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer email me at; Kelley@Kelleyknows.com

 

xoxo

Kelley

 

Who Says Only Men Shave Their Face?

You know that scene in “This is 40” where Paul Rudd is hiding from his wife and family in the bathroom playing on his iPad?  I get it.  It goes along with my favorite slogan, “I just want to pee alone”.  Alone time in the bathroom is my own personal spa time.  And being a skin and product addict, I quickly become a bathroom scientist 🙂   I decided to Dermaplane myself at home.  What’s Dermaplane, you ask?  It’s a medical exfoliation treatment performed in a clinical setting (doctor’s office or medical spa with a licensed professional) using a blade to “shave” away the outermost layers of the skin. Yes!!!  I took a medical treatment and made it an “at home remedy”.  I SHAVED MY FACE!

photo(2)We all know that pregnancy can be a beautiful thing.  Embracing the 9 months of many changes and awaiting that little bundle of joy.  However… let’s be real.  There are two parts of my life that I’m missing desperately during my pregnancy!

For starters…  the ability to bend at the waist when reaching for a glass (or four) of wine while eating a high-mercury-laced-full-of-bacteria piece of sushi, having no fear of some creepy guy stopping to rub my belly, and confidently knowing that my next trip to the bathroom won’t reveal a new sprout of chub or speckle of cellulite somewhere new.  Oh… the joys of pregnancy!  (I think the belly rubbing might be the worst part).

But there is also the skin-fanatic side of me that’s going “loco” while I miss out on some of the products, treatments & procedures that I live by and use regularly when NOT pregnant 🙂 Right now, I am totally respecting the the “safe” list  including: NO retin-a, NO skin lighteners, NO chemical peels, NO lasers, NO botox, and NO fillers. (that’s a lot of NOs..)   All great, I get an A+ for rule following for once in my life… but a girl’s gotta live!!!  Feel the wind through her hair!!! What I think I’m saying is that  I need a little excitement in my skin care routine, pregnancy style.  And this is what led me to my “at home Dermaplane”

I bought a facial blade from AMAZON, like this one here and took matters into my own hands. Not sure that my bathroom is a clinical setting, but I’ve managed to make it one 🙂

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Interesting little tid- bit… some of the most famously beautiful women including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra shaved their faces.  TRUTH!   Doing this can help remove dull dead skin cells and give your face a brighter more radiant look, as well as removing fine baby hairs to make your face feel smoother.  Smart ladies…. they knew the secrets before photo shop was around 😉 Another tid- bit before I leave you….. Dermaplaning is Safe for pregnant women AND contrary to popular belief, your hair WILL NOT grow back more or thicker.

Shave Away,

xoxo

Kelley