|So much collagen – and where to start?!!! |
Thank you Body Kitchen for making my collagen selection EASY!
Pure, nutrient-rich ingredients and sourced from grass-fed, pasture-
raised bovine collagen from the lush plains of South America and
nutrient-rich marine collagen from the freshwater lakes of East Asia.
Body Kitchen isn’t just any collagen powder. It is fortified with
di-peptides, 39x the concentration of any other collagen on the market.
Di-peptides (Hyp-Proline and Hyp-Glycine) are incredibly rare, less than 0.1% of every 100g of regular collagen, but they are amazingly powerful.
Not only do they stay in the body longer, they’ve been proven to have a more powerful effect in rejuvenating and re-energizing our cells.
In other words, this is what really makes the difference is the body’s
ability to absorb and synthesize the collagen. It’s also infused with Black
currant extract to increase its absorption and efficacy in the body.
HYP-GLY + PRO_HYP Di-Peptide fortified†
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As the Government continues to be shut down, it’s estimated that over 40,000 Californians are not being paid. Dr. Rivkin, one of the top Cosmetic Surgeons in LA, wants to give back by offering all Federal employees affected by the shutdown a free facial at his Brentwood office Westside Aesthetics. It’s a stressful time for so many, and a facial is a great way to offer some relaxation.Top Los Angeles Aesthetic Expert is offering complimentary facials to Federal Workers affected by the Government ShutdownLDr. Alexander Rivkin, of Westside Aesthetics, a leading pioneer in non-surgical cosmetic procedures and Yale trained facial cosmetic surgeon is offering his support and services to American Federal workers affected by the recent Government Shutdown. Dr. Rivkin is taking a stance on this matter by offering complimentary facials, at his practice in Brentwood, to the affected individuals who have been serving our country and are now impacted by the Government Shutdown.
Dr. Rivkin and his team have the ability and resources to give back to those who are not as fortunate and with the recent news of the shutdown, Dr. Rivkin has decided to act and spread his gratitude with this offer.
It’s estimated that over 40,000 Californians are out of work or not being paid because of the shutdown. “These are the people who keep us safe and keep government services operational,” said Dr. Rivkin. “Food safety, air travel safety, critical services for the poor, national parks and museums – good, hard-working Americans make these critical systems run. Many of these workers live paycheck to paycheck, and they should not be treated this way.”
Dr. Rivkin and his team of skin experts want to express their appreciation for our Federal workers’ dedication and commitment with a complimentary facial at Westside Aesthetics. Additionally, with this cost-free facial it can give Federal workers who are in distress a way to relax and receive much-needed time to take care of themselves.
About Dr. Rivkin
Alexander Rivkin M.D. is a Yale trained facial aesthetic expert, an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen, UCLA School of Medicine, and the creator of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty. His Los Angeles practice, Westside Aesthetics focuses exclusively on providing patients with the latest in non-invasive, non-ablative cosmetic treatments. Dr. Rivkin is an international authority on non-surgical cosmetic treatments. He divides his time between patient care, clinical research, educating other physicians, media appearances, and lecturing at scientific conferences throughout the world. www.westsideaesthetics.com.
Check out this HOW TO for Constance Wu from Molly Greenwald.
The Shiseido Controlled Chaos Mascara Ink – coming soon in March to all! PHOTOS:
-Prepped and cleansed the skin with Refreshing Cleansing Water
Benefiance Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask.
Benefiance Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask
Her fav products :
Bio Performance Glow Revival Serum
Bio Performance Glow Revival Serum
Bio Performance Glow Revival Cream
Bio Performance Glow Revival Cream:
Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Eye cream
Benefiance Wrinkle Resist Eye
-Evened out Constances already gorgeous skin with a light pump of SYNCHRO SKIN Lasting Liquid Foundation in Golden 3 & 4
Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation 3&4
Perfecting Stick concealer in Medium around the eyes and nose.
– Lip: Visionary Gel Lipstick #208 Streaming Mauve
– Eye Kajal Ink Artist in 01 Tea House to subtly shade and contour the eyes.
Kajal Ink Artist in Tea House
I finished the eyes with a coat of Controlled Chaos mascara Ink in Black.
Coming in March
-Aura Dew in #2 pressed into the center of the lid
Aura Dew #2
– warmed and flushed the skin with a combination of Minimalist Whipped Powder blush in #3 & #4
Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush #3
Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush #4
-Aura dew in 3 on cheeks for an ethereal glow
Aura Dew #3
finished the skin with a light dusting of Translucent Pressed Powder
Translucent Pressed Powder:
Spritz of Quickfix to set and bring an extra boost of life to the skin
Coming soon!!!! Out in March
- Each of these scalloped-shaped bristles boasts five reservoirs that hold the optimal amount of product for full, fanned-out lashes and a faster build. The innovative brush design—which features two concave sides to boost volume and two flat sides for extra lash lift—plays a significant role in creating clean, graphic results.
- Film formers and polymers set and seal this highly pigmented, smudge-, clump-, and flake-resistant formula to lashes for 24 hours. This ophthalmologist tested formula also revealed it visibly increased lash volume by 250% and length by 47% after just one coat.
- Developed in four brightly colored, high-impact shades, (Black Pulse, Sapphire Spark, Violet Vibe, Emerald Energy), this weightless formula contains an optimal combination of hard and soft waxes to achieve the perfect balance of structure, flexibility, and glide.
- Talking Points:
- Will be available at Sephora (https://www.sephora.com/) – March 2019Shiseido opened its first research center in Japan in 1916. The company was committed to redefining beauty and discovering new technology and methodologies to embrace beauty from the inside out. Due to its devotion, there are now research centers in China, Thailand, USA, and France. Shiseido has become an authority on skin and skincare and a leader of basic research in dermatology. In 2000, all Shiseido factories earned ISO14001 certification. The company is passionate about maintaining environmental consciousness and the eradication of animal testing.
The PSO-RITE the full body self-massage tool my body has been asking for. Hi there and THANK YOU for coming into existence. The versatile tool (lots of videos on how to use it are avail) mimics the hand and elbow. So think of the feeling when you get a massage from say, a Thai massage or deep therapeutic therapist. I am loving it for my Psoas which is always tight and in pain. But you can use it to release for shoulders, hamstrings, lower back and neck. I love the large one – though there is a small little travel size for smaller pressure points – however I recommend the big kahuna. It really gets the job done and then some. I love lying on it and working on breathing through the deep release. HOLY SHIT SO GOOD!!!
Colors: Sunset Red Bora Teal Blue Ocean Blue Night BlackQuantity
L = 10.7″ | W = 5″ | H = 5.3″ | Peak to Peak = 6.3″
Ibs = 1.155 | oz = 18.48
FiTONIC is a super cool protein powder (but so much more!) for women and I feel so bad-ass being selected as this month’s athlete. I am in love with their brand on every level!
Here is the interview!
This week we are high-fiving FiTONIC’s Athlete Spotlight: Emily Wagner. We loved loved loved this super raw and REAL conversation about not taking your body for granted, training your daughters to love their bodies, and the importance of just eating the damn cookie. Although Emily has been through 11 different hip surgeries and did not walk for a year, she is just as passionate as ever about the importance of sweating it out and giving yourself grace in the process. Big high five to Emily!
What is your fave way to train (running, yoga, CrossFit, weightlifting, dancing…)?
Spinning is my main jam and has been since the 90s! For me, it’s my sitting/moving meditation. I started spinning when it first came out and really have never stopped, except to have bilateral hip replacements (nothing to do with spinning, I swear – congenital hip dysplasia). I taught for many years and now my favorite thing to do is spin at home. I used to love to my fave Soul Cycle addictions and still do, however, I found that as my time to get to and from class has basically diminished, I now prefer to quiet of my home workout. I use my Shwinn bike and either the Peleton app or FitRadio. I can do spin whenever and find I get more zen out of it than crazy packed classes, managing LA traffic, and the crowd energy.
How did that become your thing?
(Read above!) In the past whenever I tried a work out I loved, I grew compelled to master it and teach it. When I started to teach spinning I was simultaneously working on my Hatha yoga certification. The classes I taught were like yoga on the bike. I started my candlelight spin back in 2000 and I am pretty sure it was the first of its kind, at Body And Soul, in West Hollywood. From there, I always approached my spin as a moving journey to stillness. I can still go really deep with it, but somehow, mostly when I am home, alone and doing a solo ride. I find that LA classes are total madness and have the opposite effect.
How has training physically changed you mentally or emotionally?
I cannot NOT exercise. It’s cellular at this point. I get anxious when I have not moved or sweat. It is my everything and has been this way since I was a teenager. Nothing happens until I get my workout in. My kids know this and now I (finally!) have my 12 year old daughter taking a teen/parent workout class with me at a super cool place in town called WOLA. I am doing my best to instill within her the mental effects of fitness. I totally focus her on how the inner strength will bring mental release, not to mention the hormone involved. She is starting to get it! I make certain never to focus on anything about body other than strength. I am super conscious to avoid all talk of the usual body stuff women and young girls are inundated with by media and social media, etc, and steer the convo to being a strong, bad-ass warrior. I think it’s working!
What is still hard for you about your training, fitness or nutrition?
What’s oddly hard is that I am no longer a hardass about it. So, despite all my talk about my healthy lifestyle, I never beat myself up (or at least try not to!) when I miss a day or so. If I do, I say, welp, my body needed the rest, or look forward to an even better workout the next day. I am also incredibly easy on myself about nutrition – which is code for, I have no problem not eating totally clean. I say this is ‘hard’ for me because I have grown out of regimented living, I am softer on myself and therefore, well, softer in general. In other words, I have probably put on around 10 pounds this year by letting go of stringent, do or die food planning. The hard part is fully accepting where I am. I am still a bit back and forth about it. I do my best to just ‘let it be and love myself’ but sometimes I think damn, I want to fit into XY and Z jeans from two years ago. The next day, I look at myself and think “Wow, I am totally ok being this size!” Hence, it’s still a bit of a challenge finding my center in this place.
What is the mantra in your head that you hear most often when you train?
What do you love most about your body?
That I can walk. Seriously, there was a time when I literally forgot how to lift my leg. My mind would tell my leg to lift and it just would not move. I had around 11 hip surgeries and did not walk for an entire year. So the fact that I can even kick booty at all, is a miracle. Besides that, I think my abs are pretty decent for a mom of two and my shoulders seem pretty strong!
If you have worked with a coach, what’s the most important lesson you learned from that person?
I love listening to Robin Arzon on Peleton – she has a great inspo game!!
What is your fave nutrition tip?
Water, water, water. Listen to your body, it has all the answers and eat the damn cookie!
If you could tell only one thing to every woman who is struggling in her fitness journey, what would that be?
You will only ever feel better after exercising. There is not ONE person who can tell me they don’t feel better after they workout. Nope, nope, nope – it’s just not possible. Even my daughter tried, and she caved “yah, I guess I do feel better.” Point, mom.
What goal are you going to crush next??
To continue to tune in to what my body is asking for – rest, sweat, dance, strength. _________________________________________________
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