Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kitchen Beauty Gems

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Did you know you have great skincare products in your kitchen?! My bet is you have at least 2 of these
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image source: Samsung


Click below to see what gems are in your fridge!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mani Monday

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NYC-Purple Pizzazz Frost


Used: 3 coats
Bonus: Rite-Aid is currently having a 40% off sale on the NYC polishes!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thank you!

Pin It Hey guys! I just wanted to write a quick thank you for those of you who view my blog and and 're-pin' my posts! I've just added a FOLLOW BUTTON to the right-hand side of my blog which I didn't figure out until now (lol!!) or you can click here so that it's easier to be notified when I make new posts, I'd love if you guys followed and kept up with me ;)

Anyway, it honestly makes my day when you guys 're-pin' a post and especially when you leave COMMENTS here on my blog! <3


Please continue to do so! =) I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving day! Thanks for viewing!!!


See you guys soon! <3 Kelly

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Did You Know: An Apple A Day

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..Keeps The Doctor Away & Keeps Your Skin Looking Young..

Can you tell I love fruit?!

Vitamins C, A and E- Citrus fruits, strawberries and many other fruits contain these vitamins which are important antioxidants that protect your body from the damage.

Phytonutrients- The pigments that make blueberries blue, rasperberries and cranberries red are called phytonutrients: powerful antioxidants that protect your body against cancer-causing radicals. They may also slow down the effects of aging!


The Brain- Studies have shown that a diet high in fruit can help prevent many of the symptoms of diseases like Alzheimer's and other deteriorating conditions of the brain.

strawberries have always been a favorite of mine


The USDA recommends at least five servings of fruit in your daily diet.
Tips to make it happen:
  1. Add fruit to breakfast cereal.
  2. Prepare fruit salads to last few days.
  3. Find recipes that contain fruit.
  4. Smoothies!(I make these at home all the time!) Check out a great fat burning recipe here and a good energy boosting smoothie here


** Fruit has also been shown to refresh the face, eliminate black spots, and smooth the skin.
Want to learn how to make your own facial toner using fruit in your fridge? Click here

<3 Kelly

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fall Festivities To Try This Week!

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(img source:weather.com)
Is everyone excited for Thanksgiving Break this week?! I am..I'll admit I'm much more of a Christmas person and began putting up a few lights and snowglobes out a few weeks ago lol! But because the rest of you guys probably dont skip straight to Christmas like I do lol I put together a list of a few fun activities you can do over the break.


Get Moving:
For most people holidays mean A LOT of food. Make sure during this time you try to stay active a few times a week.

Manicure:
Whether you like to go to nail salons or treat yourself to a mini-pamper session at home. Treating yourself to a manicure is a great activity. You can check out some of my fall Mani-Monday's here and here.

Spoil Your Skin:
Fall means weather changes. Make sure you're giving your skin and lips some extra TLC. Check out my First Impression of a great balm here

Be Thankful:
There are so many things to be thankful for EVERY SINGLE DAY! During the holidays we're more open with our gratitude, take a moment to think about things that are going right for you. Here's a few simple ones we can all agree on..
I'm thankful for the dirty dishes because it means we have food to eat...
I'm thankful for the electric bill because it means we have electricity ..

Monday, November 19, 2012

When Life Gives You Lemons, Use Them As A Toner

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Tip of the Day: Lemon Juice as a Toner
 

How many of us have spent anywhere from $5-$20+ on facial toners? I love things you can repurpose. Not only can you add to your tea, bake, and cook with lemons but they're a great and inexpensive alternative to pricey facial toners.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What's for Dinner?

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Hi guys here's another lovely visual post, what's for [COMPLETLY HOMEMADE] dinner at the 'Keep Up with Kelly" household
 
roasted vegetables, peppers, fettuccine w/shrimp in a garlic sauce, french (wheat) bread

 
I'll usually have something with tofu or vegetables since I don't eat any meat(which means no eggs or seafood either!) however my meals aren't as fun to look at lol <3

See you guys soon!


Monday, November 12, 2012

First Impression: Sugar Lip Treatment

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Sephora's Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment w/ SPF 15
(Image from Sephora)

First things first, I have always hated chapstick!! You couldn't pay me to wear chapstick, carmex, burts bees, etc!! I feel that they tend to flake, I never like the scent, that make my lips feel weird and u have to re-apply them all the time!! *breathes* I love this product and have been using it for a while now. I was irritated when I first got it as my "free gift," because I wanted a shower gel instead and in fact didn't touch it for a while haha because I really had my heart set on that gel! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What's for Dinner?

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Home made fries(cut and seasoned potatoes myself), homemade lemon breaded tilapia

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nail of the Day: Shattered

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Black & Gold

Using the same high gloss black I wrote about here , I added some spark by applying one of OPI's shatter glosses.
Taken at night with flash.
  Used: 1 coat black, 1 coat OPI
Color: Very high gloss black, OPI Gold Shatter
 
Click below to read more about great pricing and application..

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Nails of the Day: Fall Color

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Sation Nail Lacquer

Used: 2 coats
Color: Garnet Red: Perfect for fall. Part of the Sation Bold collection.
Facts: This picture was taken outside in natural lighting, without flash. Indoors with 2-3 coats it is more of a deep burgandy/wine color.

Good To Know: It's Toluene, Formaldehyde & Phthalate free

Find out what that mean's for your health after the jump