We are so excited to bring you this Beauty Minute from Mandy Madden Kelley. From this photo alone, it is pretty obvious why, she has the skin that dreams are made of. The face that she is kind, intelligent and has great style, are just cherries on top. She also is the founder and CEO of Pagerie. Without further ado, meet Mandy!
What is your morning beauty routine?
I like to wake up early before the rest of the family is up so I have a moment of peace and silence to myself to meditate and brainstorm my goals for the day. Before I head downstairs to make coffee and breakfast, I like to wash my face and cleanse with the Natura Bisse Diamond Luminous Rich Luxury Cleanse and follow that up with a mask. I like to mix the Osea Red Algae Mask with their White Algae Mask. After that I take my Thorne vitamins, then head out for a walk with my dog Hector. I love to walk him with our Pagerie Tascher leash because I can adjust the leash depending on his mood. While my daughter has breakfast, I head upstairs to shower and do my full skincare routine. I love to wash my body with the Dr. Barbara Sturm Body Wash and exfoliate with gloves and the Nécessaire Body Exfoliator. To keep my skin moist, I mix the Flamingo Body Butter with the Natura Bisse Diamond Well-Living Dry Oil. After that, I put on my Kosas Sport fragrance-free, Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant. For my face, it depends what my skin needs that day. Today, I was feeling dry so I used the Royal Fern Phytoactive Serum and Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream and of course the Mesoestetic Melon 130 Pigment Control SPF.
What products do you use throughout the day and why?
As a full time Creative Director and Founder at Pagerie, finding opportunities for self-care is more important than ever to me. Throughout the day I like to use the Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist because it wakes me up and keeps my skin hydrated and energized throughout the day, but also feels like a small moment of luxury. I will typically reapply my sunscreen midday and if I’m not wearing makeup, I’ll put on some Odacite Pure Element Ba + S Eye Serum Concentrate. It has a great rollerball that’s nice and cool against my skin and hydrates my under eyes as they can get dry throughout the day. Right now on my lips, I use the bareMinerals Ageless Phyto-Retinol Lip Mask. I’m also really loving ReFa rollers for ultimate relaxation. When I started Pagerie, my goal wasn’t to do anything fast. I am very considerate about being conscious and thoughtful with everything I do, both in business and in life. So taking these moments of self-care throughout the day really allows me to slow down and rejuvenate so I can tackle the day.
What is your evening beauty routine?
For my evening routine, I start by removing any makeup with the Clé de Peau Beauté Micellar Cleansing Water before following up with a cleanser. I love using the Auteur Definitive Enzyme Cleanser because it cleanses my pores really deeply from dirt throughout the day. I also like to incorporate some kind of retinol product in the evening – No7 has a really great advanced 1.5% retinol concentrate and eye mask. Sometimes, I like to seal everything with a sleeping mask for deeper hydration; I alternate between the Kora Organics Noni Glow and Sisley Velvet sleeping masks. Hydration is key and that extends beyond the face; I hate the feeling of dry feet so I always put lotion on them before bed. And to keep my hair moisturized too, I like to massage my ends with a Prose hair oil that is custom made for my hair, then I brush it out and braid it overnight to protect it from splitting that happens when we toss and turn while we sleep. Plus, I use a silk pillowcase which helps with hair protection and prevents breakouts.
What is your definition of beauty?
Beauty to me means feeling comfortable and having the ability and courage to be vulnerable because I think that shows how powerful you really are. Vulnerability shows true inner confidence, the ability to be self possessed and know your worth without fear or ego. That to me is true beauty.
When do you feel most beautiful?
I feel most beautiful when I dedicate time for myself and my self care, when I spend quality time with my family, and when I’m feeling my happiest.