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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

 

 

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

Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

I don’t know about you but from head to toe I am feeling uncomfortable in my skin…. With winter, comes that dreaded dry, scaly, itchy uncomfortable skin. Much like changing your wardrobe seasonally, you should do the same with your skincare! I change my regimen up every season- because my skin changes with the weather & especially the humidity! Right now I am lathering up with these “must have” moisturizers.

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From left to right – I am in LOVE with mybody’s MYhero Ultra Rich Growth Factor creme because of its anti-aging growth factor components but even more than that, how rich and emollient it feels on my skin – it’s UN-describable!

Next up is another mybody product  called Calm After The Storm Soothing Treatment.  I love this product for those who like a serum rather than a creme or lotion feel.  This product hydrates, soothes and provides loads of hyaluronic acid to give you hydrated youthful skin but in a serum form instead of a creme.

Last but not least…  AND new to my daily regimen-  ZO Skin Medical’s Daily Power Defense.  I love this anti-aging daily moisturizer for my everyday moisturizer under my make-up.  It is medical grade in its ingredient makeup and it does the job of hydrating but not feeling too greasy under my makeup! If you would like to purchase this guy or have any questions contact me at; kelley@kelleyknows.com.

For the rest of my body, I have had a love affair with  Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter.  By far the most silky, luxurious, hydrating feel ever!!!

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Hope this helps you to feel comfortable in your own skin this winter!

xoxo

Kelley

 

 

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.

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

Xoxo

Kelley