My Skincare Regimen

My Morning Skincare Regime

One of the most frequent questions I am asked actually has nothing to do with fashion, it’s about my skin. ¬†I usually have one answer and that’s Kelley Knows ūüėČ ¬†

I am very fortunate that one of my best friends is an incredibly talented esthetician.  Kelley has guided me on my skincare since the day we met.  The number one thing I have learned from her is the SUN is your worst enemy.  I honestly wear sunscreen on my face everyday and will wear a hat if I know I am going to be outside for an extended amount of time.  She has also educated me on the products I use.  

My Skincare Regimen

This is my morning routine. ¬†Every. Single. Morning. ¬†Peter calls it ‘the process’. ¬†It does take a little time, but honestly, it is worth every single second. ¬†I will also confess, I rarely miss a morning or night wash. ¬†I truly feel so much better with a fresh clean face. ¬†

I begin by washing my face…with water ūüėČ

My Skincare Regimen

I use Foamacleanse, a gentle foaming cleanser, designed to remove impurities, deep clean pores and leave the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. For all skin types. 

I also use Jan Marini Gentle Cleanser for my eyes. ¬†That is a product I used in the past and probably because it says “gentle” I continue to use it on my eye area. ¬†It takes off all mascara, eye shadow and eye liner. ¬†

My Skincare RegimenBalatone¬†Toner follows my cleanser. ¬†¬†Balatone is a calming “toner” to¬†balances pH levels in the skin to optimize penetration of products & ¬†therapeutic treatments.

My Skincare Regimen

 

Next is the amazing Intense Eye Repair.  The Eye Repair helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Optical light diffusers reflect light to minimize imperfections.  Protects against free radical damage.

My Skincare Regimen

Serums come next.  Mornings, I use the Vitamin C Serum.  It provides a potent, pure dose of vitamin C that is stabilized to brighten and re-texturize the skin.  The evenings, I use Growth Factor Serum, but I will do a separate post on Nighttime Regime.

My Skincare Regimen

Glycogent –¬†A unique glycolic and lactic acid complex that assists in the removal of dead cells for ultimate skin surface renewal. ¬†And this is for the AM only. ¬†

My Skincare Regimen

My Skincare Regimen

Daily Power Defense РAM only  РA lightweight lotion to help repair the skin.  Designed for all skin types. 

My Skincare Regimen

Glowbiotics Ultra Rich¬†Anti-aging Growth Factor¬†–¬†This deeply hydrating cream utilizes a potent blend of probiotics, antioxidants and anti-aging actives to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging as it replenishes dry, lackluster skin with moisture and youthful radiance.

Let me just tell you, this is heaven on your face. ¬†It is thick, but in such a good way. ¬†Even on hot and humid days, it’s AHHHHHMAZING!! ¬†You can thank you me later ūüôā¬†

My Skincare Regimen

My Skincare Regimen

Finally, is Tinted SPF UVA/UVB spf 30- Multiple defense sun protection system that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB defense with a universal tint and a silky matte finish.

Here is another step where I use two products, including another Jan Marini Daily Face Protectant. ¬†I just make the assumption 2 SPFs is a good thing. ¬†Plus, they are both tinted, so I like a tan face ūüôā

My Skincare Regimen

Finally, this is how I store everything. ¬†I use an acrylic organizer from Container Store. ¬†I have one of these on each shelf…one for my eye makeup, one for skincare and one for hair products.

And, every three-ish day I use the Exfoliating Polish which is also one of my FAVORITE products.  My cheeks feel sooooo baby smooth after it.  I personally use it with my Clarisonic.  Exfoliating Polish is a physical exfoliation with magnesium crystals  that provides at-home benefits of microdermabrasion.  It instantly polishes skin to restore smoother texture and healthy glow.  It removes dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores and enhances penetration of active ingredients.  

My Skincare Regimen

You can reach Kelley at Kelley@kelleyknows.com. ¬†She is incredibly honest with you…she will tell you what she suggests but never try to sell you something that is not necessary. ¬†She also offers services at her office in DC…I can do a post on that if you are interested. ¬†Follow her on Instagram and Facebook. ¬†

 

9 Year Anniversary and Seersucker Maxi Skirt

9 Year Wedding Anniversary

Wayyyyy more pictures than usual but today is a special kind of day.  9 years ago it was blazing hot and we got hitched!!!

I mentioned on Instagram last night that I used to hear people say “I love him more today than the day I married him” and I just didn’t get it or believe it. ¬†I would think “isn’t your wedding day supposed to be the happiest day of your life?!?!” ¬†Now I get it…entirely. ¬†9 years, 3 states and 3 amazing babes later…I GET IT. ¬†I love him more now than I could have imagined on that hot wedding day.

We attended a wedding this past Saturday in Lexington VA at a gorgeous venue.  Peter was sweet enough to take some shots of my outfit and my Mom took a couple of Peter and I.  I knew it was going to be an outdoor venue so I LOVED the combination of the casual seersucker pattern with the elegant ball skirt element.  I chose this classic white button down shirt to dress the outfit up a bit.  But I can soooo see this skirt with a navy top as well as white casual tank top paired with sneakers!!

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I spy the wedding program ūüėČ ¬†But I didn’t want to edit it out…I use this handbag all of the time and I put things in it. ¬†Gotta #keepitreal

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THIS IS US!!!  Peter annoyed with my pictures but being a stud and just doing them.  However, there is definitely a funny bit of sarcasm coming out of those lips making me crack up!!

9 Year Anniversary and Seersucker Maxi Skirt

// JCrew Seersucker Ball¬†Skirt¬†(I am wearing a size 000) // Similar Skirt¬†(35% off today!!) // White Button Down Shirt (35% off today!!) // Rope Belt (mine is honestly so old from an outfit maybe 10 years ago…but I LOVE the one I linked) // Cult Gaia Handbag // Tortoise Earrings // Stuart Weitzman Minx Wedges // Similar Wedges // Valentino Sunglasses // Necklace //

// Peter’s Suit Jacket // Peter’s Suit Pants // Peter’s Tie // Peter’s Shoes //

AND IF YOU WANT TO #shopmycloset CHECK OUT MY poshmark CLOSET FOR SOME AMAZING DEALS!!

Photography by Tom Turk

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Graduation Gifts for Gals

Graduation Gifts for Gals – All Budgets

Graduation Gifts for Gals

Graduation is here!! ¬†I love buying gifts for this age group because I mostly think I am still a high school or college age gal ūüėČ ¬†So, I choose gifts that I would want at their age (and still now…haha). ¬†Regardless of your budget, I have you covered with great gift ideas!!

Under $35

Graduation Gifts for Gals

DREAM BIG Trinket Tray – $18

This is perfect for a nightstand to put jewelry on and keys. ¬†And she’ll be able to read this awesome message each drop off and pick up!

Graduation Gifts for Gals

Swell ‘Turquoise Blue’ Stainless Steel Water Bottle – $25

We all need a great water bottle…especially walking around campus ¬†or the new office. ¬†I love this color too!!

Graduation Gifts for Gals

BaubleBar Barbados Pom Pom Earrings $32

These statement earrings are so fun and perfect for any gal that is not afraid to wear big and bold earrings!!

Under $100

Graduation Gifts for Gals

Nadri Initial Pendant Necklace – $45

Such a gorgeous and simple necklace. ¬†This is sentimental, personal and timeless. ¬†She’ll be wearing this for many years to come!!

Graduation Gifts for Gals

Sole Society Thalia Crossbody – $49

I’m obsessed with this crossbody. ¬†A, it’s a dead ringer for the very splurge-worthy Chloe and B, crossbodies are SO practical for any gal.

Graduation Gifts for Gals

CB Station Monogrammed Savvy Satchel – $75

This is such a timeless bag and an intentional hint that the graduate needs to come home OFTEN to visit ūüėČ

Under $200

Graduation Gifts for Gals

Jack Rogers X Draper James Whitney Sandal – $128

OMG…I am OBSESSED with these gingham Jack Rogers…how darn cute!!!! Perfect for staying trendy yet classy!!

Graduation Gifts for Gals

Cult Gaia Gaia’s Ark – Natural – $138

If your graduate is anything like me, she would LOVE to have the IT bag this season!!! ¬†It’s so darn cute and honestly looks great with ANY outfit (and I should know as often as I use mine!!)

Graduation Gifts for Gals

Daniel Wellington Ladies Classic 36MM Rose Gold Glasgow Watch – $175

I just love that this watch is classic and casual. ¬†I love the navy and white band…such a great preppy look. ¬†And a watch is such an amazing and mature gift to receive as a graduate!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GRADUATES OUT THERE!!

Happy Memorial Day to all my readers as well. ¬†I am sure we all have fun plans for the weekend, but let’s keep in mind the meaning of the holiday. ¬†I have two very close girlfriends whose husbands made¬†the ultimate sacrifice for our country. ¬†We wouldn’t enjoy our freedoms everyday if weren’t for people like them!!

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