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  • What Are The Benefits of Magnesium For Women?

    The Top Benefits of Magnesium For Women.

    If you are researching magnesium and wondering about the health benefits of magnesium for women, look no further. In this blog post I will cover why I feel EVERYONE should be supplementing with magnesium (I have been for close to a decade now) and why the benefits of magnesium for women are so great, they cannot be ignored and shouldn’t be ignored. When you consider all of the benefits of magnesium for women it makes you wonder why it is not a more well known THING to be supplementing with this power-mineral. Well, let’s do our best to spread the word shall we? And for now, let’s dive right in to to why there are so many health benefits found in magnesium; what gives anyway? 

    Magnesium Supplement Benefits: Too Many to Count. Start Now!

    Disclosure: Today’s post is sponsored by our friends at Healthy Origins. Does this packaging look familiar to you? Probably because you’ve seen me show their products on my social media for the past year or more– I’ve been a customer for a long time buying their fiber and L-Glutamine and now we are partnering to help educate you all on other supplements. Like magnesium. They’ve been generous enough to give you readers a coupon code: use “kellyolexa” to get 25% off at for a limited time. You’re welcome. 

    How I Learned About The Benefits of Magnesium For Women

    I first learned about the benefits of magnesium for women from my first functional medicine doctor. He had me start taking magnesium before bed every night to encourage better sleep — and boy did it. Magnesium is definitely something that is going to help with relaxation and sleep, in fact, I recall when my company FitFluential was running a campaign for GNC, they had a product, a sports nutrition product that had a night-time  post-workout drink and it made me super sleepy and relaxed. Guess what the main ingredient was? Magnesium. ;-0 Fast forward to when I started getting migraines and went to see a neurologist, one of the supplements she insisted I take every day was MAGNESIUM– she upped my dose to 500 mg a day. It is something I swear by. When I started doing more research into magnesium, because I had heard about it being this “miracle mineral”, I was astonished to discover that it really is…..

    What I came to understand is that (this is my summary) we are all essentially deficient in magnesium due to soil changes over time and the way we consume our food. We aren’t getting the nutrients we used to from the soil and food and are deficient.  According to Medical News Today, “Magnesium is an important mineral, playing a role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. Its many functions include helping with muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure, and supporting the immune system.”  DANG. 

    I had ordered the book, The Magnesium Miracle by Dr. Carolyn Dean and started reading it, and I kid you not, it’s like my jaw kept dropping. The more you learn about magnesium the more you are like WHOA THIS STUFF IS CLOSE TO MIRACULOUS. Why isn’t everyone using it?? 

    Now this is my personal opinion and observation. But ladies if you are like me and leading a high stress super busy life, you are likely dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress. This is where Magnesium can really help you as well. Magnesium is known to help with anxiety, even depression. It is insanely relaxing, whether taken in pill form, as a drink or topically. I urge you to start utilizing this regularly if you’ve ever been told – like me– that you are “wound tight” LOL 😉

    Magnesium Helps Insulin Resistance

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    Even more relevant for me now is that magnesium helps insulin resistance which is a PRIMARY FOCUS for me in my life. Something else you should know– you can also get liquid magnesium and do a foot bath– magnesium is that powerful for CALMING you down and easing anxiety. Try it sometime. Magnesium helps with cardiovascular health, bone health, easing anxiety, helping with sleep, preventing migraines, improving PMS…..I think the only thing it doesn’t do is pay your mortgage for you!! 😉 For reals though…..this is something I’ve talked about for YEARS: people….if there is one supplement we all should be taking — it’s this one. Hop on over to Healthy, use my code and start taking Magnesium today. You’ll thank me later I promise. 


  • The Best Anti-Aging Tips For 50+ Women.

    My Favorite Anti-Aging Tips For Women Over 50: This is how aging can actually be FUN.

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    I remember when I was growing up thinking that 50 was SO OLD. LOL. Ladies, if you are looking for anti-aging tips for women over 50 you have landed in the right spot. I am 52, and the truth is I look and feel better than I have in 30 years! My husband says all the time I look better now than any picture he’s seen of me in my twenties. This blog post is my kickoff to a series of posts on the topic of anti aging tips for women over 50. I’ll be covering a lot of specific anti aging tips for women in upcoming posts in greater detail and many posts will also include interviews with experts/authors so be sure you are subscribed! I mean it when I say it, follow these anti aging tips for women like I have been and you can find yourself ENJOYING the aging process and looking FORWARD to chapters of your life ahead vs. dreading them. 

    What Anti-Aging Best Practices I'm Doing Now.

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    Let’s start off with what I’m doing right now, and then I’d like to end this blog post with what I PLAN TO IMPLEMENT or what I’m planning to incorporate as far as products or procedures later this year, and I will report on all these things here on the blog for your learning pleasure of course. So, I don’t want to suggest by any means that I am the queen of anti-aging because, to be real, I’m probably the furthest from the poster child for anti-aging best practices up until recently. I laid out in the sun most of my adult life and went tanning in tanning beds like EVERY WEEK all of my adult life. I never smoked (thank GOD that is one of the single most aging things you can do) or did drugs (also guaranteed to age you if not kill you) but I did drink a lot in my early twenties. Luckily I stopped once I got into the workplace because excessive alcohol is NO BUENO for the skin and aging: 

    1) Anti-aging tip #1don’t be an alcoholic. I do drink, don’t get me wrong but no excess. When you get s**tfaced, you are dehydrating yourself and your skin and it’s not good. 

    2) Anti-aging tip #2 Alcohol consumption leads me to think of SLEEP. I’ve always luckily been focused on getting enough sleep and not enough people realize the importance of sleep for HEALTH for longevity and for BEAUTY. Ladies: get your 8 hours of sleep!!! (Here’s a tip: something that has dramatically improved my sleep — these Bamboo sheets OMG!! not only are they comfortable and cooling but they are great for your hair and skin too: CLICK HERE TO BUY. ) Another thing that will help you sleep better is essential oils in the bedroom– I learned of these diffusers via Skinny Confidential so now I’ll share with you- CLICK HERE TO BUY

    3) Anti-aging tip #3 Skincare: DUH. Let’s start with the basics. Why do so many women not WASH OFF THEIR MAKEUP AT NIGHT? OMG!!! Ladies!! Come on. You need to wash off your makeup and I learned from interviewing the founder of Shiffa cosmetics that washing your face once isn’t enough- you REALLY need to wash your face THREE TIMES to get that stuff off your face. I started doing that and noticing that the washcloth was rinsing out with makeup on it each time; gross! Thinking that before I was going to bed with all that makeup and bacteria on my face: EWWW. So – get the makeup off and then get a good skincare regime. I don’t use all one skincare company but I am using a good amount of Modere products right now with some Glowbiotics and some Its Clinical- recommended by Shakira my injector-– and also now that I am just starting to get FACIALS, the facialist recommended It’s Clinical as well. I’ll keep you posted as I change up my skincare routine. Skincare doesn’t have to be complex but consistency is key. WASHING YOUR FACE IS KEY– moisturizing is key and doing some treatments– key. 

    4) Anti-aging tip #4: Self-Care. This is something I have been really bad about and this year I am back to making it a priority. As women, we can be such caregivers and also badass boss babes– which means workaholics. This has been me. The past year I got into the work-all-the-time thing which meant: I stopped doing my weekly chiropractor, weekly massages, my workouts fell by the wayside (I didn’t think I had time), I stopped my morning prayer/meditation time, I stopped reading, I stopped really EVERYTHING BUT WORK! WTH! Ladies…….this is a fast track to: hormone problems, burnout, exhaustion and NOT ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING. Recognize this. You have time. You have time. You have time. Take a bath. Read your books. Watch a show. Call your mom. Get those massages. When you DO work you’ll be better at it. 

    5) Anti-Aging tip #5 Balanced Hormones.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m gonna bring this up. If this is your first time here, let me tell you– there is NOTHING more important if you are past age 40 than getting your bloodwork done and getting your hormones looked into– it can change your life. The End. NO– the beginning!!!

    6) Anti-aging tip #6 Find Love, Have More Sex. Life is too short to be alone. If you are alone, do what I did in 2017 and commit to manifesting the love of your life. There is so much data to support that our health greatly improves with love, affection and intimacy. Go after this with all you’ve got. I wake up every day pinching myself I’m so damn happy and so freaking grateful for this man I have. This is what everyone should have. 

    7) Anti aging tip #7 Get outside more. We spend far too much time inside. Under fake light. Spending too much time looking at our phones. We need fresh air and sunlight. TRUST me when I say your body doesn’t need as much SPF as you think– your body needs vitamin D. Get outside. Get fresh air. A lot of it.

    8) Anti-aging tip #8 Take Magnesium. I’ll explain more later but we are all deficient in this mineral and it’s soo beneficial. HERE IS WHAT WE TAKE EVERY SINGLE NIGHT: click here. Want to read about Magnesium– start here.

    9) Anti aging tip #9 Drink more water. You knew I had to throw that one in there. I SUCK at this one so I will join you in trying to do much better. I am far better at drinking diet soda than I am water. ;-0 Let’s hydrate people. 

    10)Anti-aging tip #10 STRESS LESS: Let that shit go. This has been game changing for me. I used to be a road rager. Now when someone cuts in front of me or late merges I usually notice it and START to get mad but then laugh. When work related things start to piss me off, I just start breathing deeply — when things make me start to worry or become anxious, I become AWARE of the fact that I’m not in control and that — I’ve been through crazy stuff and things always work out– then I remind myself that I am the GOAT (the Greatest of All Time just like Tom Brady) and I assume the best case scenario will occur. When the best case scenarios don’t occur– I ACCEPT them and realize that for whatever reason, this is happening FOR ME. This is the best thing that could have happened — everything that happens is the best possible thing that could have happened. When you have that attitude toward everything that happens in your life– it’s really hard to be stressed because you just BOUNCE BACK– you KEEP GOING– you STAY IN ACTION and that is the best answer to stress baby!!!!

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    I think y’all know I’m a huge fan of hot bubble baths for self-care. I’d like to highly recommend again (because I have featured them before, but they were kind enough to send me a lovely care package of holiday goodies in December) Deep Steep products– both their Bubble Bath and scrubs but also their body butter and now they have glorious liquid soaps (which all of my guests loved at our holiday party!). I started buying their bubble bath well over a year ago- and trust me I compared it to other bubble bath products– NONE compared. This is the best brand out there and now that I’ve tried all these other products, suffice it to say, I’m a lifer. I strongly recommend you dive into the experience– you deserve to TREAT YOSELF!!! 

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    What Anti-Aging Practices I'm Planning to Implement This Year.

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    What are my next steps this year to level up my anti-aging game? I think I mentioned that I just started doing facials. I plan to keep up with that, once per month was their recommendation. I’d like to start doing infrared sauna: I plan to do more research on this but I’ve heard nothing but great stuff about it. I plan to ask my functional medicine doctor about PEPTIDES as I hear they do AMAZING things for anti-aging. I’m 100% ready to start looking into a face lift at this point. Some of you may gasp but at some point we all have to do it so — I have a friend who got it done and had very little down time and looks exactly the same — she has short hair and has no visible scars and I love that. For me, the most uncomfortable aging area of my body is my loose skin around the jaw when I look down. It drives me insane. And while filler is great, there is only so much that can be done with filler. I did threads and they didn’t do much for me. I KNOW I KNOW I am a perfectionist. But it is my face and I’m allowed to want what I want and buy what I want. I’m also going to start doing some laser/PRP stuff with my facial lady so stay tune for that. And the more research I do and find out about cool stuff for anti-aging, I’ll add it to this series and share it with you all here so make sure you are subscribed: if you hear of something you want me to investigate, let me know in the comments!.


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  • The Best Makeup For Women Over 50!

    Why Creme Makeup is the Best Makeup For Women Over 50.

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    If you are looking for the best makeup for women over 50, I’ve got you covered. And don’t worry- if you are under 50 this makeup I’m talking about is ideal for you too, trust me. The best makeup for women over 50, in my opinion, is this creme makeup I discovered over the past year via instagram. To be honest, I wasn’t dissatisfied with the liquid makeup I was using, I thought it looked great. But I didn’t feel that I was using THE BEST makeup for women over 50 at that point. I just felt that 1) I had to use a lot of different products to get the desired LOOK and 2) the products felt heavy on my face- they felt thick and I’d worry about hugging someone and that makeup would rub off on someone’s clothes– you know what I mean? It felt like a lot on my face. That’s what I didn’t like, even though I didn’t PILE ON the product it still FELT like a lot of coverage and I didn’t like that feeling. So, over time on instagram, I kept seeing several women that I followed doing these makeup tutorials and they all seemed to be using the same type of creme makeup/foundation holder. I had no idea what it was but finally I was like ok hold up what is this. Then I was like WAIT I NEED THIS– and that’s when I knew this was the best makeup for women over 50,this CREME MAKEUP by SEINT, because one of them even said that in their makeup tutorial LOL and you know if someone says it on the internet it is totally true.

    Why I Made The Switch To SEINT Makeup

    There have been some pretty big shifts for me in my makeup life. The first shift was when I started getting my eyebrows waxed and shaped; THANK GOD for that. Then I learned – thanks to YouTube tutorials, how to really arch and define my brows and use Anastasia brow products to do so. Game changer. The next thing that upgraded my look was learning how to contour- thank you Kim Kardashian. I mean really though, do those women do anything that we all don’t inevitably copy? I also ran to YouTube to learn how to contour several years ago and bought all the products…..a lot of them. But after finding that I was tuning into to all these “Seint Artists” on instagram, I finally decided to go for it and I reached out to Michelle (who is now my “upline” or “direct report’ if you will, in Seint, I signed up as a distributor under her) and bought the full she-bang of Seint products- like all the makeup just about- and all the brushes– and I’m so glad I did. I mean, I’m so glad I did. This is the BEST makeup I’ve ever used. I have thrown away all the other liquid foundations, all the other stick contour products I was using, all the bronzers and highlighters and concealers and everything…….I SIMPLIFIED and focused on learning how to use this creme makeup and wow– talk about transformative! The thing is– you use such a thin layer of product on your face, it’s weird, but you get such great COVERAGE it is fantastic. As I talk about in the video below, I have a bad situation with melasma on my neck- just really bad damaged discolored skin and I just dab this makeup on it and it covers it up fast! And yet I don’t feel like I have a layer of mayo all over my face and neck, you know what I mean? It’s wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about it. I honestly think EVERY WOMAN I know should switch to this makeup, but particularly when you are age 40+– this is your dream makeup. And if you are my friend and in this age range, you better believe you’ll be hearing from me telling you about this this year- it’s that good. A little goes a long way so the value is there too! 

    Video: Let's Talk About the Best Makeup For Women Over 50: Why Seint Makeup is So Bomb.

    So – what questions can I answer about SEINT makeup for you? Are you ready to get started? I’m telling you ladies, this is game changing. Let’s get you rolling in some of your own — Text the word MAKEUP to 254-425-4450 to get started, we’ll get you color matched and on your way. I promise, you’ll be as obsessed as I am and you’ll never go back. Coming up on some of my next posts with a beauty focus: the best skincare for women over 50, my favorite lip products for nude lips, how to create the best arched brows, how to create the best smoky eye look, my favorite mascara/lash products, my secrets to thick healthy hair after 50 and more! Be sure to get subscribed below!

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