What Robin Eats

"A Strong Body Equals a Healthy Mind."


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Skincare and Makeup Routine

I have never been one to spend more than ten minutes washing my face and putting on my makeup. Hair is a different story that I’m saving for another day. I was SO bummed when my skin took a turn for the worse seven months ago. Think under the skin, painful acne that would hang around for weeks with no sign of going away. My normal skincare routine wasn’t working and I really wanted to give up after four months of wacky skin. I turned to my skincare guru gal pal The True Spoon and my sister in law Mallory for guidance because just like motherhood, I takes a village to get your skin under control. 

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I switched my cleansing products, the masks I use, bought a facial steamer, and got an IPL laser treatment and microneedling. It wasn’t easy to invest in my skin but I am so happy I did! It came down to the fact that I only have one face so why not spend a little extra to take care of it. I am linking everything I am using now below in hopes of it helping you!

Morning routine:

Makeup:

Nighttime routine:

Masks I use 1-2 times each a week after I steam my face (I steam my face 2-3 times a week):

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Please remember that not every product works for everyone. I did four months of trial and error before finding what works best for my skin type. I have combination skin that’s oily and dry in random areas… not sure if that’s a blessing or a curse. Haha! Let me know if you try any of these products. I’d love to know how they work for you. Cheers!


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I have a secret to tell you, I’ve been doing Jazzercise at home! In collaboration with Jazzercise On Demand.

Not sure if this will come as a surprise to you or not, but I’m terrified to dance in public. Even in front of friends just for fun! I’m a silly gal but when it comes to anything dancing I freeze. I’ve always wanted to try Jazzercise but never had the confidence to get myself to a class. I could be in the back row and believe that everyone is watching me! Crazy, right? But sadly it’s true and I needed something to get me out of my comfort zone but still kinda keep me in my comfort zone, ya know? This is where Jazzercise On Demand became my best friend!

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Now I can push the coffee table aside and get a quick 10 minute cardio dance sesh in, or do a full 40 minute video, in the comfort of my home. Jazzercise On Demand offers a variety of choreography, targeting different muscle groups and different types of workouts, including cardio, strength training and more! They also release a new video every week so you’ll never tire of the workout videos. I’ve honestly been doing the same video for about two weeks now to try and nail the moves… check out my Instagram here to see how well I’m doing. You can’t be taught my jazzercise dance skills.

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Jazzercise On Demand is an app to provide people like me, a stay at home mom and a gal who didn’t feel comfortable taking a public class, a way to Jazzercise in the comfort of their own home. Even when I’m traveling I can use the app on my phone and dance it out in my hotel room whenever I want. Or for Poppy’s entertainment she can watch me jump around while I’m getting my workout. She was watching me for 30 minutes earlier today while eating her snack. It’s truly a win-win!

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Click here to find out more and use “ROBVIP” for a discount on your monthly submission. You won’t regret it! Jazzercise, have you tried it? Come over and dance with me!

 


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Deodorant vs Antiperspirant. In collaboration with Secret Deodorant.

Did you know that deodorant and antiperspirant are NOT the same thing and just because a personal care label says “organic” doesn’t mean that it’s safer? This might come as a no brainer to some, but I had no idea. I’ve seen these myths floating around the internet and in collaboration with Secret, I’m digging deeper into both to share the facts.

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I never really sweat until I was pregnant. I could wear any product, or no product at all, because even after a hot yoga class I’d come out feeling fresh with no drop of sweat on me. Cue three months pregnant and that all went out the window. I was working up a sweat just walking to my hot yoga class! I couldn’t believe that I was sweating and smelling… like what?! I went through multiple products trying to find something that worked and didn’t understand why I was either sweating or smelling a little “off”. That is when I learned this: deodorant is designed to mask the scent of body odor created by sweat while antiperspirant is designed to prevent you from sweating quite so much.

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This was eye opening and made it easier for me to choose certain products for different activities of the day. This works for me, but it might not work for everyone else. Oh, you might be wondering about aluminum. I researched and the FDA, American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and National Cancer Institute have all refuted negative health claims. All this to say, do what works best for you and what you plan to get done that day. Having a few options never hurt nobody!

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One other thing that has stumped me was the trend of organic health and beauty products. Organic is all the rage these days. I’ve been digging deeper into my organic research to see what being “organic” really means. To my surprise I found that organic rules for personal care products are not as straightforward as those for food. The FDA regulates personal care products, but the agency does not regulate the term “organic” for personal care products. The organic label refers to the conditions under which an ingredient was grown, not whether it is safe for use. In addition, personal care products only need to be 95% organic to bear an official USDA Organic seal. I highly suggest that if organic is important to you that you look deeper than the seal on the front. There are personal care products that are 100% organic but they aren’t the only ones with the USDA Organic seal.

What is your go-to deodorant or antiperspirant? What about organic cosmetics? Something you look for or does that only matter to you when it comes to food? I’d love to know your thoughts on both below. Cheers!

 


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Let’s Chat Probiotics

When your probiotics are so good you bring them to coffee with you.

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Like many of us, I’ve been devoting more of my attention to gut health. Alongside MegaFood’s probiotics I’ve been eating foods that promote gut health, like fermented foods, healthy fats, and bone broth. With the additional immune boosting foods like garlic, turmeric, and ginger. While eating these real foods to help heal my gut I wanted to pair them with the best probiotics filled with real ingredients. This is why I had no shame in showing off my probiotics during our coffee date today! I’ve been around the probiotic block a few times and none have compared to MegaFood’s probiotics. Here’s a few reasons why MegaFood’s supplements are at the top of my list: MegaFood is an award-winning dietary supplement brand dedicated to changing the world and providing for a healthy, sustainable future by crafting premium vitamins and supplements made with real food from trusted farm partners. MegaFood’s new Immune Defense shelf-stable probiotics help your immune and digestive system with 15 probiotic strains and 20 Billion CFU of live bacteria. The acid-resistant capsules help protect the probiotic strains from degradation in the stomach, ensuring the strains make it past your stomach into the lower intestine, where it really keeps you feeling good.

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MegaFood’s probiotics are certified glyphosate residue free. If you don’t know, Glyphosate is the number one herbicide used in the world and has been classified by the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer as “probably carcinogenic in humans.” How insane is that?! MegaFood, together with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and several additional food and nutrition brands, including Ben & Jerry’s and Stonyfield, has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the use of glyphosate as a desiccant before harvest. MegaFood invites people everywhere to support this call to the EPA by signing a public petition aimed at joining consumers together under one common goal, to protect our families and our food. When companies care about their products as much as MegaFood’s does I can’t help but jump in the air with excitement. Caring about their supplements makes me realize how much they care about their consumers, and that my friends is VERY cool to me.

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Find out more about MegaFood at www.megafood.com and don’t forget to checkout their new line of shelf-stable probiotics!


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Evolve the Day with Evolution Fresh

I want someone to look at me like Poppy looks at my Evolution Fresh kombucha. #EvolutionFresh #Sponsored

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Being a stay-at-home mom has it’s highs and lows but the lows are seldom when I have a fridge stocked full of my favorite things. Having products in the house, like Evolution Fresh, make spending time with Poppy easier because I spend less time in the kitchen and more time with Poppy. I have been all about the Ginger Lemon Honeycrisp Kombucha lately. It’s the perfect combination of apple, lemon, and a kick of ginger! Poppy is growing so fast and I don’t want to miss a thing so grabbing one of these from the fridge has become a daily habit. 

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Have you tried Evolution Fresh before? You can find these gems at your local market and you’re sure to be hooked after one taste. Happy sipping! #EvolveTheDay

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Wake Up and Be Nourished with Burts Bees

Wake up and be nourished. 🐝🥑 #selfcarewithburts #ad

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Nourishing our body on the outside is just as important as nourishing our body on the inside. I spent my younger years filling my body with low quality foods and putting skincare products on my face with unnatural ingredients. But not anymore! For the last five years my favorite mornings have started with hydrating foods like avocado, extra virgin olive oil and nourishing my skin with @burtsbees sensitive skincare line. I feel my best after starting my morning like this and I’m never going back to my old ways. 🧖🏻‍♀️💫

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Here’s a morning tip for you: set your alarm 20 minutes earlier to ensure you have time for a nourishing morning routine. Drink a green juice, eat some avocado toast, and enjoy a face mask. Your day will be ten times better because you took those extra minutes for yourself. You deserve it! 🤤🙏🏻

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Comment below how you’d start your start your nourishing morning and tag a friend who may need this encouragement too. 😍🍞 #myburtsbees #whatrobineats