Category Archives: skincare

I’m in an open relationship…

With PRODUCTS people!! You know I have an affinity for a good medical prescription strength product.  I have been working in the medical industry with cosmetic surgeons for years and these lotions & potions have become my favs!  With recently becoming pregnant I’ve had to take a break from some of my favorite ingredients and turn to more all-natural alternatives.

Recently, I’ve stumbled upon this awesome line –Care Free Organics!  It’s organic, women owned and made in the USA  –
qualities I love to hear about in products!

The stand out product for me and what I plan on
continuing to use throughout my pregnancy is the 3-in-1 Eco Acai Scrub – I love scrubs and this one in particular is calming, nourishing
and leaves my face feeling clean all at the same time!

I plan on checking out the Body Bronze next!  Check out the entire line of Carefree Organics Here!



Happy Shopping! 


Hangover Skincare Recovery

Did you spend your weekend enjoying margaritas and one too many beers?! Well good for you! However, I know it’s been a long weekend but that is no reason to start neglecting your skin now…. Too much alcohol, not enough sleep and sleeping in your makeup (don’t act like you’ve never done this) can result in severely dehydrated skin, along with that tight feeling that causes the more wrinkles than you had the day before look, not to mention the lingering headache that you will carry for most of the day…. Let me help you get your week started right!

Here are some hangover skin tips!

Step 1. Cleanse the skin with a mild gentle cleanser like:
myBody’s Gentle Cleanser Clean Routine or ZO Skin Medical’s Normacleanse.

It’s always good to cleanse with a cleanser that doesn’t leave you feeling dry or tight.


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Step 2.  Apply hydrating serums that help infuse Peptides & Hyaluronic Acid to the skin which will help to alleviate discomfort, mild redness, itchy skin and helps boost hydration and natural healing abilities. Try myBody’s Calm After The Storm to give your skin a hydrating drink or BrightaminC Serum to generate
healthy collagen levels for maximum resilience, reduce wrinkles and other signs of photo-damage as well as fighting free radicals to prevent cellular damage.


Step 3.  Apply a hydrating mask like Yon Ka MASK N° 1. This intense hydration gel-cream mask with delicate floral aromas provides immediate, time-released, deep hydration: +54% after 1 hour and +96% after 8 hours. It helps the skin to combat free-radicals, aging and irritating agents. Why stop at the face?! I love to treat my neck and décolleté too!


Step 4. Apply moisturizers like ZO skin medical’s Restoracalm, mybody’s myhero ultra-rich growth factor cream moisturizer or daytime lotion to not only deliver water deep into the skin, but time-released antioxidants. These intensive bioactive moisturizing creams help correct and protect a compromised skin barrier while reducing redness to visibly bring youth, vitality and radiance to
excessively dry, aging and sensitive skin.

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** To hydrate from the inside out – eat lots of fruits like strawberries & blueberries.  Steam up some veggies like green beans or eat colorful raw peppers to soak up all the antioxidants & vitamin C! Fill your body back up with some electrolytes but without all the sugar – try a couple scopes of Biosteel’s High Performance Sports Drink in a glass of water and you will be good to go! This is a family favorite in our house!!


Happy Hydrating!

Don’t Fall Victim to the holiday weekend sunburn…

The holiday weekend is here which means pool-time, barbecues, beach trips and all sorts of other outdoor activities… But don’t let a sprint for another margarita stop you from taking time to a apply your favorite sunscreen, shades & sun hat!


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.
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 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!
To purchase ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer email me at;
Click here to purchase myBody’s Protect & Serve Sunshield


Happy weekend!
Kelley + baby in tow

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


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!

– 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.


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 for more details.













Ever have those regretful days?! UnTattooU

As I
gracefully walk into my mid 30’s with my head held high (because I tell myself
daily that 30’s are the new 20’s and that seems to help…) I have come to
accept, own and appreciate all my life experiences having
absolutely no regrets because well, that just seems like the “Gandhi”
thing to do. You know, much like being gluten free, eating organic and
pretending to love hot yoga (does anyone really love sweating profusely in a 90
degree room with 20 perfect strangers)?  Even in my adventurous days, one
thing I never did was ink myself. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my share of wild
and crazy days and I have nothing against it- not judging at all.  I just
don’t seem to like anything longer than 3 weeks aside from my kids, hubby and
friends. A perk to ADD maybe? Somewhere in my subconscious I must
have realized this so I never had that rebelling moment of getting a
butterfly on my ankle, or the ever famous “tramp stamp.” But for
those who have and are now regretting those days – boy do I have an amazing solution
for you…

Her name is Norah Gourlay, RN, MSN who is also the Director of Operations. YOU WILL LOVE HER! She is an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist who has recently helped opened a facility called UnTattooU.  UnTattooU
offers safe, effective and pain-free tattoo removal options. Using the
latest technological innovations in laser tattoo removal, PicoSure,
clients can rest easy knowing that their procedures are performed by
registered nurses under the supervision of a medical doctor.

The ribbon ceremony has already happened & the facility is beautiful!

Check out the results below with 6 treatments of the PicoSure Laser vs 20 treatments with the Q-Switched Nd-YAG


Take advantage of 15% off your first treatment by mentioning this PROMO Code

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