- June 9, 2018 -


Hi loves!! It’s less than a month until my wedding and I’m cleansing, how cliche.lol But seriously I wanted to test a cleanse specific to glowing skin, pre wedding, and share my results with you! In this post I’m recapping week one out of three on the anti inflammatory Clean Program and sharing my top cleanse approved recipes.

I selected the Clean Program because my incredibly talented nutritionist friend Lisa @ZINCNUTRITION recommended it. The Clean Program is a physician developed 21 day anti inflammatory dietary cleanse producing improvements in skin, sleep, digestion, energy, mental clarity with a reduction in bloating, constipation, headaches, and joint pain. Sounds good right?

I love the fact that the program is not calorie restrictive and there are far more approved foods than unapproved foods! The primarily rule is to cut out inflammatory foods (sugar, booze, red meat, eggs, peanuts, nightshades, dairy, etc.) The daily menu is comprised one clean smoothie breakfast, one healthy approved foods lunch, and another clean smoothie for dinner.

Finding the right smoothie recipe has been the biggest challenge so far,  the packet mix can be bland if you don’t mix it with inventive ingredients. Now I’ve got the smoothie thing down, add a little fruit, enough fat, and texture on top! Below I’m recapping my favorite recipes from week one

Clean Matcha

Ingredients

1 cup boiling water

1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon 

1/8 teaspoon spirulina 

1 tablespoon ceremonial grade organic  matcha powder MY FAVORITE MATCHA

1 dropper liquid  toffee stevia 

A pinch of pink salt 

Recipe

add all ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy.

 

#eattoglow Chai Smoothie 

Ingredients

1 clean vanilla smoothie  packet 

2/3 cup coconut milk 

1/3 cup puréed pumpkin 

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon coconut butter 

1 teaspoon organic cinnamon 

1 teaspoon organic ginger powder 

1/2 teaspoon allspice 

1/2 teaspoon Chaga Mushroom powder 

1 dropper organic liquid stevia

Recipe

add all ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy.

 

Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients

1 medium sweet potato

one tablespoon organic olive oil

Recipe

Preheat oven to 350

Slice sweet potatoes into thin rounds with a mandoline ESSENTIAL MANDOLINE SLICER 

Place sweet potato rounds on a lined baking sheet drizzle with olive oil 

Bake for 10 minutes, flip, bake for an additional 10 minutes

Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes 

add sweet potato chips to a fresh salad with romaine, organic sliced chicken breast, roasted asparagus, fermented cucumber, stone ground mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

#eattoglow Spirulina Smoothie

Ingredients

1 clean vanilla smoothie  packet

1 2′ slice of zucchini

12 cup of de veined kale

1/2 of one small apple

The juice of 1/2 of a lemon

2/3 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon spirulina

1 tablespoon coconut butter

1 teaspoon organic cinnamon

I packet Four Sigmatic Reishi Mushroom Elixir

1 dropper organic liquid stevia

Recipe

add all ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy. Top with almond butter, coconut flakes, apple slices.

I hope you love these recipes even if the Clean Program isn’t for you. Feel free to substitute two scoops of your favorite vanilla protein powder for the clean packets.  I’m just finishing up week one out of three and really glowy healthy looking skin is the number one improvement I’ve seen! I can’t wait to keep you loves updated and share what else improves over the next two weeks! If you’d like to try the Clean Program I have a $60 off code just for you!! Go to this CLEAN PROGRAM LINK and use code TheTrueSpoon at checkout.

xoxo,

Celeste


- June 4, 2018 -



Ask my fiancé, your girl has had some issues with all natural deodorants actually preventing BO and sweat! luckily i’ve found the best all natural deodorant in the wellness world and I’m sharing the deets! My year long adventure to find a fully functional non toxic deodorant has lead me to write this post for you loves. I’m rounding up some of the most common brands I’ve tried, weighing benefits vs. blunders, and sharing my five star winner in this post.

Let’s talk about DO! Conventional deodorant brands contain toxic chemicals linked to a bevy of serious health concerns including breast cancer, Alzheimers, hormonal disorders, and much more! It’s time to switch to an all natural nontoxic alternative ASAP and this post will help you navigate the rocky landscape.

What ingredients should you avoid in deodorant? Here’s my list of DO NO NO’s!

  1. Aluminum (Aluminum chloralhydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex)
  2. Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl, benzyl and butyl)
  3. Fragrance (a great name for crap chemicals)
  4.  Silica
  5. Triclosan

All Natural non toxic deodorant review

Winner: type:A Deodorant

Star rating: 5

Pros: Long lasting BO prevention, fresh citrus scent, minimizes sweat (workout tested),  easy to apply (squeeze tube hands free applicator).

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Runner up: Routine Cream Deodorant

Star rating: 3.5

Pros: Long lasting BO prevention, minimizes sweat (workout tested), includes detoxifying charcoal.

Cons: Odd soap scent, It’s a pot so you have to use your hands for application. deodorant

Honorable mention: The Takesumi Detox Charcoal Deodorant

Star rating: 3

Pros: Minimizes sweat (workout tested), fresh clean scent, easy to apply (traditional hands free applicator).

Cons: Only prevents BO for a few hours.

 

Don’t waste your money: Schmidts Deodorant 

Star rating: 2

Pros: Cute packaging, great scents.

Cons:  Only prevents BO for a few hours, only mildly minimizes sweat, leaves streaky white sweat drips all over.

I hope that was helpful loves!! I highly suggest just getting the Type:A deodorant and enjoying your sweet smelling active lifestyle! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments section of this post.

I found my top DO pick from Credo Beauty and they have such trustworthy options for all nontoxic body/face/beauty products check out their site if you’re in need of any new products  CREDO BEAUTY

 


- May 29, 2018 -


Hi loves!! I finally got my first nontoxic natural looking airbrush spray tan and I had to share the details with you! I normally use at home products to get a sunless glow but in prep for my upcoming wedding, I tested out the big guns. In this post I’m outlining the basics of non toxic air brush spray tans and some essential tips to get a long lasting bronze.

I asked you loves for your all natural spray tan suggestions on Instagram stories, overwhelmingly Sugared and Bronzed was the top suggestion. Sugared and Bronzed is an LA based company that utilizes sugar, water, beet extract, and DHA to give your skin a bronze glow. The naturally derived DHA acts as an oxidation agent to brown the skin, similar to how a cut apple gets brown when left on the counter. This completely nontoxic formula is True Spoon approved and safe enough for your face!

The hand airbrush method is performed by an experienced technician who contours the tan specifically to your body. I selected the level 3 signature tan as per your suggestion and it was perfect (see before and after). The process only takes about 20 minutes and lasts about a week! Now onto the essential tips.

1) Exfoliate your body in the shower before you spray tan, sloughing off dead skin is essential to a long lasting even glow. I only cleansed my face prior to my spray tan because I exfoliate often. If you don’t exfoliate often, you might want to exfoliate your face the day before.

2) Do not use oil based lotions or moisturizers on your face or body before you spray tan, it will prevent the solution from properly sticking to your skin.

3) Wear black clothing to your appointment, there is a staining bronzer component and you don’t want to stain your clothes.

4) Avoid getting water on your skin post spray tan, seriously, not a drop. No dishes, hand washing, or laundry for you! Getting droplets of water on your skin for the first 12 hours can leave little white water marks.

5) Plan ahead, you have to let the tanning solution stay on your skin for 12 hours before you shower, I suggest spraying in the morning or afternoon and laying low until you can shower.

5) Moisturize with lotion post shower, hydrating your skin will maintain your tan.

I hope this outline and list of tips will help you have an amazing spray tan experience! I fell in love with my tan and will be heading back to Sugared and Bronzed Pre wedding! If you choose to try out this awesome nontoxic all natural spray tan, tell them Celeste Wilson sent you!
Ask any additional questions in the comment section below.

Xoxo,
Celeste


- 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
Link:MAYBERRY SLIPPERS

I hope these summer swaps help you feel like a #robelife goddess while you’re lounging this summer loves!

xoxo,

Celeste

 

 


- 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!

Xoxo,
Celeste

 

 


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