AM: Internal Beauty Routine

Beauty, Clean Beauty, Cruelty Free Beauty, Doterra, Entrepreneur, Essential Oils, Freelance Stylist, Holistic Health, Island Life, Skin Is In, Soul Is In, Whats in my freelance beauty kit

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This keeps me accountable. As many of you saw on my gram, April had been a successful month for personal growth and development. Working out daily had pushed and propelled me for the next step of this beauty and wellness evolution.

This month of May, I have vowed to keep up with the maintenance and implementing a new and improved internal intake for my beauty from within, skin is in, soul is prime routine.

I am actively reaching for these sustainably sourced oils to balance and better my goals as I am officially swapping my usual go to and comforting sugary caffeinated drinks for something else like this. Wish me clean!

I hope you are inspired to get up and do something, anything to keep up with the health & wealth, which is you, Almond J

Phases

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Some of my best thoughts & come backs have risen from the lows. Not that one dwells in that state for too long, just like the moon, learning to evolve and be okay within, no matter what phase.

You’ll get the part of me, at my fullest, be the shiniest star in the galaxy, where as these days (months) I’ve got into total phase of the other side of the moon and you’ll be lucky if you catch even the slightest glimpse.

It’s vital to my learning process and growth to love all the stages and celebrate the sequences that create our entire being. Some people get bits and pieces, of our soul and synergy and if they’re lucky, they’ll stay and change the alignment of your cosmos entirely.

Energy is like that, life is like that, the present is definitely that. Appreciate the highlights, lowlights and everything in between as things would have their time and day, be present with what you are now before it passes without you enjoying it all its full pace/phase.

Shining from a distant, AJ

 

Product & Development – almonds apothecary

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It’s no secret I am quite fond and currently propagating this wonderful plant ūüćĀ¬†and has been a staple in my medicine and beauty apothecary garden.

I am starting the initial phase of my product and development for Almonds Apothecary! It has truly quite been a few years in the making and I am still in shock that I’ll be rolling this out this presently!

I am curating a beauty and wellness line first launching in my airbnbs on the big island of Hawaii, catering to my local and international guests.

Sustainability has been a top priority when building this project and sourcing out post consumer materials and ethically sourced ingredients has been indeed a joyful journey. Will share more in the next posts!

Here I have invested in Doterra essentials oils, a must have and convenient reach for my most desired and used blends especially when I am traveling and on the go. I have teamed up with a gang of goddesses and have been creating these unique blends via inspiration and intuition. The first few products will be an indulgence for the senses, decadent and drama free intoxicating body washes, end of the day scrubs and take the time to just be and lather up lotions and mists.

Relaxing Mindful Rituals up ahead, AJ

Vital Proteins Partnership

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Yes, you read that right! I have partnered with Vital Proteins  a sustainably-sourced nutrition product company, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. We do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen Рan essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.

I stumbled upon my first product from the collagen based brand at my beauty studio in Waikiki, pressed for time and needing an immediate caffeine intake, I was quickly introduced by a colleague to this new brand we started carrying.

The Original Matcha Collagen flavor which is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit.

  • Bioavailable: Collagen is easily digested and absorbed by the body.
  • ¬†Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants as other green teas.
  • ¬†Beneficial: Helps to improve hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  • ¬†Easy to Use: No complicated preparation required! Simply dissolve into an 8 oz. glass of cold or hot water.

The coffee alternative, loaded with caffeine and a seal of approval being vegan and clean? I was intrigued and more than a willing participant to the magic. *I also initially thought, with green tea as a featured ingredient, I feel healthier in this journey already.

My first attempt to just try the new elixir, mixed hot water, the taste comes up as a surprising milky and a slight hint of sweetness. I had previously envisioned to be a more bland or bitter combination but was really impressed. I am definitely adding a few more components to it like macadamia milk and dark chocolate powder because this is what the taste preferences command these days.

I invite you along this wealth in wellbeing journey with me. If you follow me on the gram, you know how dedicated I’ve been.

Now to sprinkle a little magic in between, AJ

 

Fans Only-coming soon

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A unique opportunity has presented itself to me and I am excited to announce that I will be launching a fans only account that I will be sharing with you all very soon!

What better way to be involved in the mindful evolution of you and I at this time.

I have been constantly asked and had my time and energy consumed that the next step and phase of my work and platform will be elevated to this.

I am tickled and thrilled at the idea of you and I will be sharing a much more intimate and profound connection that will provide the ultimate personal luxury, growth.

Looking forward to sharing this space with you, AJ

 

Goddess Medicine & Chill

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Week into whatever quarantine month it is, I have been keeping my end of the bargain in tact. Be grateful to start the day then go out there and be great!

Keeping my personal development at top priority, in all ways starting with the physical and it has translated many times over in all the other realms. By no means have I peaked or the end of this journey, but simply celebrating what is and living in the present.

I have much to do but I’m going to take a few hours to legit, quarantine and chill.

I apologize in many weeks and now months in advance if I haven’t returned any correspondences, I have simply been minding my own business and taking some time for me.

The Wild Archetype, AJ

Be your own coach

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During this quarantine I have devoted some deep thinking and dove right into my habits and have been constantly rewiring my inner being to arrive at a prime level. Since the shut down, I have been developing and fine tuning my focus and getting to know an activator role as a signature strength.

I googled a quick “how to tap in mentally and flip the switch.”

Here are six ways to maximize your strengths:
  1. realize your natural (known) strengths. …
  2. identify your hidden strengths. …
  3. strengthen your strengths. …
  4. manage your weaknesses and limit your learned behaviors. …
  5. daily reflection. …
  6. beware of overdone strengths.

These may seem like just words on a page however I encourage you to seek and get to know your own signature strengths! There are unlimited sources out there in the inter webs and the two websites I decided to partake in are Clifton Strengths  via the recommendation of a wellness conference I attended last year and Via Institute per the recommendation of my Yale professor.

Anyways, I have been actively pursing a more wholesome and active lifestyle. I’ve kept some vices but I have been stricter about my cheat day and choices. Having limited access to what my norm is totally fine. It’s part of the reboot and restarting process.

The lack of what has been consuming my time, maybe not even of the healthiest of ways has been replaced with the awareness that when one knows better, one does better.

Happy one month of commitment to me, AJ

Garden to Table – Microgreens

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This growing season, Ive incorporated a new addition to the apothecary.

A friend of mine in Palo Alto fondly spoke about her greens and avidly sends me her recipes and just fresh outta the kitchen photos of her brunches and dinners utilizing a fast and flavorful array of micro greens.

Upon further research, the term implies a small sprout. So basically, take any seeds you have and grow the yummy edibles from 1-3 inches, harvest and enjoy before the second set of leaves develop, but if it does, enjoy your new baby plant you’ve just germinated from seed! ūü§©

In this current mix I have:

  1. a mix of basis
  2. umami asian blend: mustards, cabbages, bakchoi, pakchoi,
  3. sunflowers
  4. a wild mix: bulls blood beet, cabbages, kohlrabi, swiss chards

It takes just a few short days starting from seed to sprout, but once you get it going, a very useful and unique harvest to add to your self sustaining round of spices and herbs.

Enjoy your new edible garden, AJ

Vital Proteins-Matcha Collagen

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Hello more natural, health seeking, lifestyle alternatives….it me!!!

After a hectic 2 1/2 months living like a rogue transient, it’s been difficult to stick with a strict and disciplined routine when giving in slightly into the worlds temptations provide just a small comforting token to what is directly presented, so with that said, I fell off the bad bitch wagon, again.

You will get an honest version of me, so this is me trying for the 20850e85048th time to simplify and incorporate everything that uplifts me and makes me happy, period.

 

Antioxidant / Skin / Hair / Nails

Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit.

  • Bioavailable: Collagen is easily digested and absorbed by the body.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants as other green teas.
  • Beneficial: Helps to improve hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  • Easy to Use: No complicated preparation required! Simply dissolve into an 8 oz. glass of cold or hot water.

 

 

A Saturday spent actually low key with my son, handled house cleaning, purging, taking in a much needed nap time and waking up around 5pm got me a hazy funk and not wanting to splurge on my usual, I hunted around for this matcha collagen mixed with caffeine for a more healthier boost.

Having tried this on an empty stomach, right when I first get up…now on my second cup, I can see how this could possibly replace my ridiculous coffee intake and sugar addiction. It’s not my espresso buzz, but it has a good earthy taste and surprisingly high end aftertaste, so much so it’s prompted me to YouTube a few more videos on how to properly make and serve a damn IG and IRL worthy matcha latte.

..and if you know me at all, you know I go all in, A.