I’m catching up on my studies (my exams start on Monday, scary!) and incorporating some good workout in between, a bit of Tracy here, a bit a BB there, while my home-made vegetable stock is magically shaping it’s way into the world, for over 3 hours now.
This is my new favorite thing (gosh, this girl’s boring!), okay one of a few new favorite hobbies, along with many other things, that are less ‘square’ and boring I swear!
If you manage to get three hours at home on a weekend, throw your favorite veggies in a large pot! In my case: 2 red onions – throw in the skins as well, 3 medium carrots, 3 celery sticks, 1 large parsnip- chop into chunks but not too small, throw in some fresh herbs as well: some whole peppercorns, 3 bay leaves, a handful of thyme and a handful of parsley, then sprinkle with a bit of sea salt, cover it all with 3 litres of water and simmer for as long as you can. (3-4 hours). When done strain it through a cheesecloth or a sieve and voila your vegetable stock is born, just like in the olden days.
At last, let me introduce you to the wonderful Kristen Arnett! We finally managed to be in the same country at the same time long enough to do the promised interview over a lovely breakfast at Hu Kitchen (which is an amazing super healthy new restaurant btw).
Kristen is ‘THE MAKE-UP ARTIST’, a person I go to with any little skin concern or make-up question I may have. She knows everything skin related and she’s a nutrition geek as well!
Kristen is a super active person, 8 countries in 8 days is a norm to her and she kinda rubs her lust for life off on you, after time with her you feel you too can travel the world and solve all the world’s skin problems in a day! I asked her few questions about how to keep our skin healthy when travelling, what is THE spa place to go to in NYC as well as other beauty tips. I’m sure you’ll have tons more questions for her, so do definitely check her Green Beauty Team website, which is full of great and inspiring content. If you’re a model, I would totally recommend her ‘Model SOS’ consultations here (contact me for 25% discount!). Your skin will be reborn!
Here is the one and only Kristen Arnett:
This what I do when I have skin concerns. It may be a result of spending way too much time on air conditioned planes, wearing a lot of make-up during photo-shoots or simply as I want to make my skin looking super glow-y.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, as the color suggests, which is converted by our bodies into retinol (=Vitamin A). Vitamin A repairs the epithelial tissue of which our skin is composed. Vitamin A also acts as an antioxidant and is essential for new cell growth along with many other beneficial properties. Ginger makes sure our digestive systems are in the best shape and also reduces inflammation. Once that’s in order, our skin has no extra work in keeping the body detoxified and can fully concentrate its energy on its own health. Add some lemon juice for taste and stock up on Vitamin C, also a superb antioxidant that makes our skin look fresh and young.