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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

A Little Bit About Me …

Here is a little bit about myself – post pregnancy! This year has been CRAZY! From creating my blog and store, to customizing skincare regimens and helping women look and feel their best. New family additions and wild times with old friends – I could not ask for more. I have loved every second of it and can’t wait to continue this amazing journey with all you beauties!

I have especially found so much joy and fulfillment in joining Ruff Plastic Surgery. The technology and innovation there has been super educational for me and I love continuing to learn about all the latest and greatest in my field. The doctors & nurse injectors are all highly qualified and way beyond the buzz in our field.

The exposure to countless new treatments & regimens that I can share with all my clients & with you here on the blog has been amazing.  Ruff’s offers a full list of comprehensive services to make you look and feel your best and more importantly compliments the many treatments I already offer.  Looking forward to many more years to come : )  I can’t wait to keep my beauties looking and feeling beautiful : )

xoxo

 

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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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

 

 

Big D With A Touch Of B

I’m back… I missed you!

And recently, one of my best friends, Donald, came back too—self-proclaimed “Six-foot six and full of tricks” To those who don’t know Donald, he’s achieved a bit of “first name celebrity status” in these parts (much like Angelina or Brad has done worldwide, but not really). But for the past two years, Donald has been working in Africa on a military base. He has hardly ever complained about not having the luxuries from home. What he does miss, however, is one of the simple necessities of life —BOTOX! He’s getting by overseas. But like Samantha from “Sex in the City” once declared, “Nothing in life is guaranteed but Botox.”

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And so, when a friend like Donald comes back to town, I can offer him a few key things… a good laugh, a respectable (but not great) glass of wine & info on where to get the BEST BOTOX in town!

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Botox can be a bit of a taboo subject.—the cost, the effect, (the accusations?). But Taboo Shmaboo. I love Botox –

For these few reasons….

* It gives you a very natural look of being well rested and relaxed, especially when you find an injector who has a conservative and gentle touch -which I have found at Ruff Plastic Surgery  here in DC. Trust me. If I came out looking like one of the Bravo (deer in headlights) Housewives, then I’d be afraid of Botox too! But not to worry… Here’s how to test if you’re a candidate or not.  If when you’re in resting position, you have fine or deep lines on the forehead,  between the brows or around the crows, Botox will -when done right, addresses them.  Talk about a magic eraser! It truly does make you look rested –which we all want — and no longer looking mad or frustrated.

* Another reason I love Botox is that it doesn’t last forever. To really get a feel for the difference it can make, you can sample a splash of it here or there. You will soon discover the amazing results. Once injected, it takes 3-5 days to start working. And on average, it lasts 4 months. It takes effect slowly and then gradually fades away — keeping with the natural theme.

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I look at Botox as a secret weapon to help keep my look “fresh.” As kids are adding up around this house, and I don’t foresee a long, relaxing nap anywhere in my near future, I rely on Botox to keep me looking well rested. I’m in my mid 30’s and I’m not trying to look younger, just fresh. I continue to take care of my skin with medical grade products, peels and occasional laser treatments. But 1 to 2 times a year, I will treat myself to a splash of BOTOX!

Check out Donald’s before & after pics below. He had Botox injected to 3 areas: forehead, crows and between the brows.

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I will continue to share more before & afters here on the blog.

Stay tuned…

xoxo

Kelley