My Everyday Natural Skin Care Routine

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Hope you are having a great week so far and are enjoying the warmer days in KC.

It’s been a long time since I last posted here… But now that my MBA classes are over, I will have way more time to blog! Anyone else excited for Summer? I definitely Am!

Now, lets talk about Skin Care! Few weeks ago I did a pool on my Instagram Stories asking if you guys would like to know more about my skin care routine and for my surprise, most of you voted YES… So, here it is!

Growing up I was very lucky  to never have to worry about taking care of my skin. I have done few treatments such as Dermaplane and Hydrafacial, but that was about it. So, few months ago I decided it was finally time and I went shopping for skin care products with my girlfriend Wanessa, who knows all about skin care. After trying all the products, I decided to go with the CocoKind Organic SkinCare  (an organic, natural, and socially conscious skincare line that is based around super foods).

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My Everyday Natural Skin Care Routine

My daily skin care routine is very simple, and consists of 3 steps (once a day mostly at nighttime):

Step 1- Organic Cleansing Oil: Massage 2 pumps of cleansing oil onto your dry face, slowly add water to massage, then rinse off with warm water or wipe off with with a soft towel or cotton pad.

TIP: The Cleansing Oil works great as a makeup remover too.

Step 2- Organic Rosewater Facial Toner: Spray one or two times onto a cotton ball and gently pad over face, or mist directly onto face (I personally just mist it onto my face). This rosewater gently softens and soothes sin, while also reducing dryness. Toning is particularly useful in balancing pH levels post-cleansing.

Step 3- Organic Matcha Face Moisturizer: Apply a small amount to face and neck area. This moisturizer is most effective for those with dry skin or as a night time moisturizer (I mostly use it before going to bed). FYI, a little goes a long way!

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In addition to these 3 steps, I also use Organic Chlorophyll Mask 1-2 times per week for a deeper detoxification. The mask comes in a powder form, and you only have to mix with water to create a chlorophyll paste. Super easy, I promise!

After a week using CocoKind Organic SkinCare  products, I also bought the MYMATCHA Stick to use as my day time moisturizer. The Organic MYMATCHA All-over Moisture Stick can be used under the eyes, as a lip balm, facial highlighter, or on dry spots ( I mostly use it under my eyes). The moisturizer stick fits in the palm of your hand (it’s very lightweight 0.5 oz/15 g), and it’s perfect for on-the-go applications.

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It has been almost two months since I started using CocoKind products, and I absolutely LOVE it!

** This is NOT a sponsored post.


I hope you enjoyed knowing about my everyday skin care routine. It’s very simple, however it’s definitely keeping my skin healthy, hydrated, and GLOWY!

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Glowing skin after my 3-steps skin care routine #NoFilterNeeded

Thanks for reading 🙂

Love,

Sheina

 

“Banana Bred” Americano Versão Saudável

Olá amores, tudo bem?

Como andam as coisas ai no Brasil? Aqui está tudo ótimo.. Meu MBA começou ontem novamente e eu nem acredito que já estamos quase em Setembro! Sério, o tempo está V-O-A-N-D-O!!!

Mas então, vamos falar de comida? Eu sempre gostei de bolo de banana ou o famoso “banana bread” aqui dos EUA, mas esse especialmente ficou TOP! Eu usei o mix do Kodiak Cakes com sabor de aveia e canela ao invés da farina integral. Com certeza deu um toque especial na receita e deixou o “banana bread” super macio e com sabor extra de canela que eu AMO!

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“Banana-Nut Bred” Americano na Versão Saudável

Ingredientes
  • 2 ovos
  • ½ xic. de óleo de coco
  • ⅓ xic. de mel
  • ¼ xic. de iogurte grego
  • 1 col. de chá de essência de baunilha
  • 1 xic. de banana madura (2-3 bananas médias)
  • 1¾ xic. “PROTEIN PACKED  – Cinnamon Oat” Kodiak Cakes mix ( pode usar farinha integral ou farinha de preferência)
  • Canela a gosto
  • 1 col. de chá de fermento em pó
  • ½ col. de chá de sal
  • ½ xic. de nozes picadas
  • Chips de chocolate amargo

Modo de preparo:

  • Pré-aqueça o forno a 180 graus.
  • Misture a farinha, canela, ferment em pó, sal, e reserve.
  • Em outra tigela misture bem os ovos, óleo, mel, iogurte, e essência de baunilha. Adicione as bananas, a mistura seca, e as nozes picadas.
  • Transfira a massa para uma forma de pão já untada e cubra a massa com chips de chocolate amargo e mais nozes picadas.
  • Leve ao forno por mais ou menos 55 minutos ou até passar no “teste do palito”. Espere esfriar por uns 10 minutos e sirva com um bom café passado!

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Dica da Sheina: Eu gosto de colocar fatias de “banana bread” na tostadeira e depois colocar pasta de amendoim por cima… Fica DEMAIS!


Uma ótima semana!
Beijos,
Sheina Fernandes

4 Tips For You to Start Working Out in the Morning

Hello everyone!

How is your week going so far? Mine has been pretty good, very busy! I don’t know about you, but I still can’t believe it is already August!

As you know, I LOVE getting my exercise done in the morning before work (between 5:00/6:00 am). In my opinion it is the best way to start the day! However, a lot people think I’m crazy and I often hear “how do you do it?” or ” Oh, I wish I could wake up in the morning too”.

So today I decided to share a few personal tips that really work for me when comes to morning workouts!


4 Tips For You To Start Working Out in the Morning

1- Plan your day: I try as much as possible to organize my day the night before… I mean lunch bag/snacks (meal prep MODE ON) ready, workout clothes and work outfit picked out, and anything that can help your morning routine before hitting the gym ( specially if you go to work right after). If you struggle in the getting stuff done in the morning, this is definitely one tip that will make your life MUCH EASIER.

2- Give yourself enough time to wake up: I personally like to set my alarm o’clock  for at least 30 mim before I plan to start my workout. So for example, when I start at 6:00, I set up my alarm for 5:25-5:30 ish. That gives me enough time to change, get ready, eat a quick pre-workout snack (which most the times I eat a banana or few dates), and drive to the gym (which takes less than 10 minutes). Then by the time I start my warm-up, I AM ACTUALLY AWAKE and ready to roll!!!

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3- Find a “gym buddy”: This is a game changer. Since mornings workouts are more challeging, having someone to hold you accountable is a huge motivation!

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I personally have a “gym buddy” and I love it. Sometimes we text each other at before going to bed with messages like “see you tomorrow” and in the mornings with a simple “good morning” just to make sure we are both awake. Knowing that someone will be at the gym with to encourage you is definitely a great motivation to get out the bed!

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4- Set up goals and don’t give up: I know, I know… getting up at 5:30 in the morning is not always fun and exciting. I struggle sometimes too and I would be lying if I said it is always easy to leave my comfy warm bed. However, like everything in life, we need to set up our goals, be persistent, and allow our body to adapt to the new routine! It won’t be easy and the you might want to give up on the first week of waking up early, but I PROMISE you that after you get used to exercising early you will never want to go back to late evenings workout!

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Hope you enjoyed my tips!

Love,

Sheina Fernandes