It’s no secret that I love to do a lot of research on beauty and wellness. It’s more than a hobby of mine at this point… it’s a lifestyle! I LOVE WELLNESS.
And as much as I like to read and read and read…. sometimes I just want to be read TO. While I do stuff like clean, workout in my room, go on walks… etc.
Partnering with Audible has by far been one of the best partnerships Violet Fog has ever had. Education + entertainment baby! #BrainIsTheNewAss
So RECENTLY I just listened to Christie Brinkley’s book, Timeless Beauty… y’all know Christie. The in-her-60s SUPERMODEL who legit seems to barely age at ALL. One thing I LOVE about her is her attitude about aging. She isn’t scared of it, embraces it, and genuinely LOVES getting older and enjoying life. She’s so vivacious. Going to
Personally I love getting info and opinions from women who are in their 50s and beyond because they’ve had SO MANY YEARS to experiment. They know what works and what doesn’t. I love picking up their tips and tricks. (I owe my love of rosehip oil to my Grandma who lived to be 85 and had miraculous skin!)
So Christie’s book (read by Christie herself, which by the way– she has such a KIND personality) is full of tips and tricks and nuggets of knowledge. A lot of it I already knew, but homegirl enlightened me more than a few times.
Like how is this women 61!? HOW.
REALLY I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT CHRISTIE DOES.
On Audible you can make “notes” and save clips within the book and I marked this one up a TON.
Basically the very definition of aging gracefully.
Here’s some notes I took down from her book that weren’t the obvious tips:
**She has a LOT of tips in this book. These are just the ones I wrote down
About Christie’s Diet:
+She’s been vegan for a huge chunk of her life. She says she thinks not eating meat has been a big tribute to keeping herself young. She believe the added hormones in many meats is detrimental to aging.
+ She eats an apple every single day. Especially 20 minutes before a big meal to help curb her appetite.
+ KALE. She eats a SHIZ TON of kale and says it’s been one of the biggest staples in her diet for decades now.
+ She always tries to buy produce IN SEASON. She’s very strict on this!
+ She’s huge on healthy fats EVERY DAY (nearly every meal) for keeping her skin plump: oils, nuts, avocado…
+ She’s a die hard QUINOA fan. Supposedly quinoa is a perfect protein because it has ALL the 9 essential amino acids that we need!
+She always replaces eggs and butter with ether apple sauce or coconut oil.
+ At night, one of her favorite snacks is dried tart cherries because they have some natural melatonin in them to help aid in sleep. They also are high in polyphenols. <—Polyphenols are IMPORTANT. They’re a micronutrient that packs a punch in antioxidants and helps prevent cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems.
+ She believes that one thing that has kept her spry and healthy throughout the years is the fact that she takes probiotic (Bio K) every single day. For added probiotics (she’s very serious about the probiotics guys) she drinks kombucha and snacks on pickles. Beyond health, this helps with BLOAT.
+ She’s a bigger fan of (minimal) fillers than she is botox (Love that she admits this, doesn’t give a crap, and just owns it.)
+ She tries to choose fruit that is high in vitamin C to help promote collagen growth.
+She’s a HUGE fan of walnuts for the Omega 3s. <—-great for skin. Again, a healthy fat!
+She eats sweet potatoes every week to get a high dose of vitamin A. (Vitamin A is so important! Hence why I love apricot oil so much!)
+For puffy eyes, more than eye cream what she trusts the most is black tea bags under her eyes. She brews the tea, wrings out the bag and puts it in the fridge for 20 minutes, and then puts it under her eyes. Always black tea, she says.
+She’s a fan of laser treatments– specially the “clear and brilliant” type lasers.
+ She takes extra B vitamins to keep her hair healthy as she ages. (She’s a big fan of Vitamin B6)
+ One of her favorite things she learned in modeling, was a way to “set” the hair before styling it: using sugar water. In a spray bottle of water she’d dump a packet of white sugar in and would spray it all over the hair. She swears by this.
+ She believes pouring champagne on your hair in the shower WILL make it shiner. And she believes in avocado hair masks!
+ She sleeps on a silk pillowcase to help prevent hair breakage and help keep “sleep wrinkles” away. I already knew this, but I loved this tip: She said even if you don’t have silk pillowcase, at least COMPLETELY smooth it out before you lay down on it.
+ When she exercises, her biggest tip (and why she believes she still gains muscle tone even after 60) is that she incorporates that “mind body” connection. She literally will touch the muscle she’s working and will focus strong and think to herself, “This exact muscle is getting stronger right now.”
+ You know how people use those evian spray bottles to mist their face? Especially on flights? She says if you do this it’s important to actually BLOT IT IN otherwise when it evaporates on the plane it can actually SUCK OUT moisture right along with it that’s already in your skin. <—-makes sense
+ She does squats while she blow dries her hair and brushes her teeth.
+ She likes to take L-carnintine to boost her metabolism before a workout. Says she has done this for years.
I LIVE OFF OF TIPS AND TRICKS LIKE THIS. Her book is great if you are JUST getting into wellness and beauty. It’s definitely not a “make yourself feel bad about yourself” kind of book. It’s a feel good book. I love her even more now!
Thank you Audible. 🙂 Officially the app I use the most on my phone now.