- May 21, 2018 -
Hi Loves! As this summer weather starts to creep in, its time to transition out of our thick fur-lined robes and into something a little cooler and dare I say sexier?lol In addition to a light flowy robe, a girl needs a pair of cozy yet breathable slippers to give the tosies have a little air. In this post I’m sharing my favorite clothes to mask in aka a summer robe and slipper combo. Im also sharing shopping tips to make your summer #robelife a success.
Robe: KIMMY KIMONO in STRIPES from MAEVE un/done
Perks: This light but not sheer robe is sexy yet super comfortable. It’s also MACHINE WASHABLE loves!
Size: I’m 5’10’ and a size 4 and wear a small
Link:KIMMY KIMONO LINK
Slippers: MAYBERRY SLIPPERS in CHARCOAL from EMU
Perks: These slippers feel so so cozy but do not retain warmth and make your feet sweat. The charcoal color is great for smoothie spillers like me, already spilled a green smoothie on them and you can’t even tell!
Size: 9.5 and they are very true to size
I hope these summer swaps help you feel like a #robelife goddess while you’re lounging this summer loves!
- May 15, 2018 -
I’m keeping it real with you loves, I get wrinkle relaxing cosmetic treatments! I’m a huge advocate for the preventative affects of Botox and Dysport and I’ve been getting treatments since I started my aesthetic nursing career at age 23. In this post I’m sharing my personal Botox/Dysport experience, answering your FAQ’s, and sharing some top tips from my injector Sari Hoban PA-C.
I’m very thankful to have worked as an aesthetic nurse for six years, learning the best practices to keep my skin looking youthful. My experience in the field allows me the amazing opportunity to give you the inside scoop on one of the best practices to prevent wrinkles.
The True Spoon Botox/Dysport FAQS
How does Botox prevent wrinkles: Skin is like delicate paper, every time you make an expression, you crease the paper, creating deep folds over time. Using a preventative product like Botox lessens the amount your muscle can crease your skin, preventing deep wrinkles.
Whats the difference between Botox and Dysport: They are different brands of a very similar chemical compound. Dysport has a softer more natural softening spread that I really like, I almost exclusively use dysport now.
How often do you have to get treatments: The product lasts about 3-4 months depending how much you get.
What areas do you treat: I treat my glabella (angry 11 lines), forehead, and around my eyes (crows feet).
How much does it cost/how many units do i need: This is sooooo individual! I usually get anywhere between 20-40 (Botox) units or (60-120) Dysport units depending on how many areas I’m treating. This variance in unit amount can drastically change the price point. My main suggestion is to go for a consultation and get a personalized treatment quote so you can plan financially. I put away at least $100 a month for my treatments, that’s really only 4 LA lunches for a long term investment in your skin.
Does it hurt: Not at all, the needles are teeny tiny and you can always ask your provider for ice.
Top 3 tips for first timer from my injector Sari Hoban PA-C
1. Communicate: It is important to know your goals and to share them with your provider! Are you hoping to just soften your lines or are you trying to erase them completely? Do you want to be completely frozen or do you want to maintain some movement?
2. Prepare: Avoid blood thinning agents prior to treatment to help prevent bruising. These include alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve, motrin and supplements fish oil, vitamin e, tumeric, ginger, gingseng, gingko. Of course any time you have injections there is risk of bruising, but avoiding blood thinning agents a few days before and after your appointment will help reduce bruising risk! Other tips: don’t lie down for four hours after treatment, avoid exercise for 24 hours, and wait to schedule any eyebrow waxing/ microblading/ facials or massage for several days after your treatment.
3. Plan: It it best to have your very first treatment done when you do not have any big social commitment for 1-2 weeks! (ie not a first time treatment right before before your wedding!) I always encourage treatment with a 2 week follow up for first time patients to ensure they are thrilled with their results.
Finally, ENJOY! The most commonly received feedback I get from patients is wondering why they were so worried and why they didn’t start sooner! I look forward to seeing you beauties here!
Sari has so thoughtfully offered a $25 off discount to all True Spoon readers at her aesthetic clinic Westside Aesthetics CLICK HERE FOR BOOKING DETAILS
I hope this post helped answer all of your wrinkle relaxing questions loves, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any I didn’t answer. I am so happy to share all of my skin secrets with you loves even though this practice is sadly still scrutinized by some. Life shouldn’t be a comparison game but majority of the faces you see on Instagram and TV are utilizing this technologies and I want you loves to have all the facts!
- May 2, 2018 -
Who doesn’t want young looking, vibrant skin? I
know I do!! There are two simple at home practices that
can help you loves achieve a lifetime of healthy glowing
skin. In this post I’m outlining a holistic blend of two
youthful skin hacks perfect for the end of the day, think of
this practice as a new kind of happy hour, An anti aging
My recent trip to the esthetician reminded me of
the importance of exfoliating in order to keep skin looking
young and vibrant. My esthetician suggested
exfoliating three times a week at home in order to
resurface the skin, sloughing off any dead skin cells and
allowing the more vibrant layer below to shine.
I did a deep dive into at home exfoliants in search of
something that was completely non toxic, but truly active!
I found the perfect intensive spa-grade micro-
dermabrasion exfoliant from one of my most trusted
brands, Juice Beauty.
Finding a trustworthy non toxic exfoliant is essential
because poor quality versions can damage your skin with
sharp synthetic particles and irritate your exfoliated skin
with toxic binding ingredients.
The Stem Cellular Resurfacing Micro-Exfoliant is truly a
perfect exfoliant. It sloughs dead skin cells physically with
grapeseed micro-particles and jojoba beads. It then hydrates your fresh
baby skin with organic vitamin E, chamomile and aloe
The beautiful synergistic ingredient combos in this
product resurfaces to reduce the appearance of fine
lines, evens skin tone, and even helps prevent acne
causing sebum buildup.
My esthetician suggested exfoliating in the
evening or when you’re hanging out at home to avoid
exposing your skin to sun and environmental pollutants
post treatment. I’ve been incorporating this practice into
my early evening routine with the addition of one other
anti aging hack.
I always try to approach skincare from a holistic
perspective and my new anti aging ritual is no exception.
In addition to exfoliating for its anti aging properties on
the exterior of skin, I love to drink lemon water to
rejuvenate and restore my skin from the inside.
Drinking water alone is so vitally important for youthful
looking skin, proper hydration visibly plumps the skin. For
bonus points I add organic lemon slices to warm water all
throughout the day.
The antioxidants in lemon fight damage caused by free
radicals, protecting your skin from environmental aging
factors. The vitamin C from lemon water keep the body
producing collagen at optimal levels, supporting plump
skin and underlying tissues.
I hope this post inspires you to start incorporating
exfoliation and lemon water into your holistic skincare
routine, check me in 10 years, you’re gonna look
- May 1, 2018 -
This Organic Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken is one of my #eattoglow staples! If you want a perfect roast chicken with plenty of left overs for meal prep, this is your recipe!
High protein foods like organic chicken help to stabilize blood sugar, balance hormones, and fight breakouts.
Organic Spatchcocked Roasted Chicken
1 organic chicken
2 tablespoons avocado oil
a generous pinch of salt
fresh herbs (optional)
– Preheat the oven to 450
– Cut the backbone out of the chicken using a kitchen shear.
– Place chicken breast side up in a cast iron skillet, press down with both hands to flatten slightly.
– Dry chicken with a paper towel, and coat skin with avocado oil and salt.
– Bake chicken for 40-50 minutes depending on the size of the chicken, test meat by cutting into the breast, making sure the juice runs clear.
– Let chicken set for 5 minutes before slicing.
- April 25, 2018 -
Hi loves!! I’ve been sharing my most recent life changing lightbulb moment all over Instagram but I wanted to take a moment to delve deeper with you. After my teeth whitening experience a few weeks ago, I was forced to take a break from all of my typical dark beverages, including coffee! Cutting coffee out of my life had a drastic impact on my anxiety levels and I’ve never felt better! I did however, long for the ritual of a warm morning beverage. I played around with a few of my favorite superfoods, powders, and other assorted pantry supplies until I concocted the most perfect coffee substitute on earth. My winning concoction is the Mint Cocoa Reishi latte starring in this post! This concoction is delicious and contains a multitude of benefits that far surpass boring ol coffee. Stress relief, skin support, and blood sugar stabilization are all reasons to try out this new kid in wellness town. Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of each hero ingredient in this drink.
Reishi Mushroom- Aids in stress relief and anxiety reduction. This mushroom’s anti inflammatory properties help to relieve puffy skin and breakouts.
Cacao- High in antioxidants that block free radicals in the body, fighting signs of aging.
Stevia – 0 glycemic sugar substitute perfect for keeping your blood sugar regulated and preventing that post coffee crash. I’m so obsessed with the peppermint variety in this recipe, I can’t go a day without it. Y’all need this stevia, it’s life!
So pretty much this drink is boss, you’ve gotta sip it. Luckily you can make it hot or cold depending on your preference!
Iced Mint Cocoa Reishi latte
-1 packet of Four Sigmatic Reishi Elixir
-1 cup almond milk
-1/2 a dropper of peppermint stevia
-1 teaspoon cacao powder
-1 teaspoon cacao nibs
-A pinch of salt
-Blend all ingredients for a minute
-Pour over ice
-Top with probiotic coconut yogurt, cocoa powder, and cocoa nibs (optional)
-Add all ingredients (omitting cacao nibs) into a mug
-Heat almond milk
-Pour warm almond milk over mug ingredients, whisk, blend, or froth until smooth