Coffee to Collagen: My (Clean) Morning Routine
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Coffee to Collagen: My (Clean) Morning Routine

04.19.2016    |    
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Let’s get right to it.

I wake up tired as ba**s. I brush my teeth (duh) using one of those vibrating Oral B toothbrushes and my Marvis Ginger Mint Toothpaste that I share with my fiancé. It not only tastes good, but it looks pretty nice too.

Next, I head to my kitchen with my vitamins in tow. I take bunch but my three favorites are Biotin and the Clean Program probiotic, which I like because it’s vegan. I drink a ton of liquids first thing in the morning, which I hate, but I just make myself do it. First, I’ll pour in like 15 drops or so of ConcenTrace Trace Minerals into a glass and fill with water. This basically balances my pH. I drink that and then I pour a heavy splash of the Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost into the glass and fill with water. This stuff is my jam. Plump skin? Yes please. Lastly, and depending on how I feel and time, I’ll have another huge glass of water with an Emergen-C, or if I happen to have lemon juice on hard (I will only do this if I have time to squeeze the night before), I’ll have lemon water.

Then I grab 3 Stevias and walk directly downstairs to Stumptown where I pickup my large almond latte. If I am feeling like I need a break from sugar (most coffee places use sweetened almond milk because otherwise it doesn’t foam), Ill ask for a large black coffee and I’ll pour in my own at home. My new almond milk obsession is Califia. Theirs is really the best! Only 35 calories per cup. Wild. By the way, I don’t use Splenda or any of those other and really bad for you sweeteners. Alternatively, if I’m in the mood, I’ll make a matcha latte. I have been really into T2tea. Their new Choc Matcha is to die for and I have one of their matcha bowls and a bamboo whisk which makes the whole experience feel very professional!

Next up is my nutzo skincare routine, which goes a little something like this. I usually take a shower at the end of the day – I don’t really sweat while I sleep – so I move straight to my skin. I start by washing my face with One Love Organics Vitamin B Oil Cleanser. It smells like pineapple and it makes me really happy. Once a week, Ill exfoliate in the morning with Arcona’s Cranberry Gommage Exfoliant.

Next I pour a little bit of SK-II’s Facial Essence into the palm of my hand, and mix the liquid around with my entire palm then pat all over my face and neck. Next I’ll spray Tata Harper Floral Essence all over my face, neck and chest. I’m almost done with this, so I’ll start incorporating REN’s Flash Defense Anti-Pollution Mist into my routine soon.

Next in the lineup is serum. Right now I’m using La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold. It’s like heaven, but boy is it expensive, so next I will be switching it up with Vintner’s Daughter Botanical Serum – which is a game-changer. It’s a sort of do-it-all serum that takes away all redness and irritation and just leaves you looking plumped. My skin is quite normal and even slightly dry so for a cream I use my current favorite SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. You can read all about it here, but I’m totally obsessed. I also switch it up with another favorite, Pai Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Cream. It’s completely natural and is packed with Hyaluronic acid so it leaves my skin smooth. If I am going to be in the sun that day, I skip the creams and use Image Prevention +SPF 50 Daily Moisturizer. It’s light and made from plant stem cells, which actually extend the life of your own cells! It also happens to smell incredible. On my eyes I use Arcona Eye Dew Plus, which has retinol and a nice opalescence finish. If you don’t like being overly glowy, try my other favorite: Verso Eye Serum. It’s also with retinol, but is much lighter and goes on clear.

For my lashes, I use Revitalash, because I am really trying to grow my lashes out at the moment. I’m not sure if I will get lash extensions before my wedding…my fiancé hates them.

Exhausted yet? So by this time I am starving so I typically make a smoothie with my good ole’ Vitamix. I make a smoothie every single day for breakfast and it usually involves the same formula. I’ll make it fancier if I have more time by adding different things like kale, dates or goji berries. I usually make two. One for me and another for my fiancé. He never drinks his, so I usually just have both.

My standard smoothie includes the following: 1 cup almond milk, a splash of carrot juice (good for the skin!), 1-2 cups frozen fruit (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mangos, peaches), 1 scoop unsweetended almond butter, the Moon Juice Beauty Dust, The Beauty Chef Glow, Clean Program chocolate protein powder, and a tsp of maca, bee pollen and hemp seeds. This is like a dark purple colored smoothie. If I make a green smoothie, I’ll skip the chocolate protein powder and use bananas and strawberries (which yield less color), spinach and some matcha. For some morning inspo, checkout my Glow Green Mermaid Smoothie Bowl here.

There you have it. Only once this is done, I’m finally ready to take on my day!

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Marvis Ginger Mint Toothpaste

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Clean Program Probiotic

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ConcenTrace Trace Minerals

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Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost

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Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk

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One Love Organics Vitamin B Oil Cleanser

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Arcona Cranberry Gommage

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Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence

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Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence

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REN Flash Defence Anti Pollution Mist

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La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold

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Vintner's Deaughter Active Botanical Serum

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SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

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Pai Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream

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Image Prevention SPF 50 Daily Moisturizer

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Arcona Eye Dew Plus

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Verso Eye Serum

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RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

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