After a recent trip to the doctors for a general check-up I was told that I should probably start taking some multivitamins and supplement support. My schedule is jam packed and I work myself pretty hard, I love to train and I usually start work early and end late so often I am up super early in order to fit some sort of movement or exercise into my day. This means I get little sleep and sometimes I feel absolutely exhausted!I also had a pretty bad fall over christmas and have been left with scars on both of my knees and my shoulder so the GP advise me to get some Zinc and vitamins A,C and E. This would help with the recovery and healing of the scars.
Recently signing on as an Grand Prix Swisse ambassador, I decided to try the Swisse ultiboost Hair Skin and Nails Liquid. It appealed to me because the liquid formula is easy to take, I can easily add it to my water or juice and the research behind all of the Swisse range is second to none. I trialled it for 3 weeks just to see if I noticed a difference. Usually the difference is subtle and its benefits are only noticeable over an extended period of time, however I was very impressed with the results. I noticed my nails grew quicker…I usually get a mani every 2 weeks but my nails are growing so fast I had to get them re painted just 5 days later! Impressive right?
I’ve attached a link to the website so if you want to read up more on the product and how it all works then you can :)
1. Apply a heat protectant spray before you use your heated tongs, curlers or GHD.
This will help maintain a healthy head of hair, it will also help prevent split ends.
2. When you remove your hot rollers or unravel your hair from the tongs don’t touch it or brush it out (Until it cools) !
You need to allow your hair to cool before you brush your curls out. Letting your hair cool down before you style it will give it the chance to set and your hair will have more chance of staying in place and won’t drop as fast!
3. Always brush or separate your curls!
There is nothing worse than ringlets. I always brush my curls out to get a ‘softer’ look. If you don’t want to do that then run your fingers lightly through your hair and flip your head back and forwards once or twice.
4. Don’t apply too much hairspray or product.
I usually apply hairspray to my brush and lightly brush down any fly-aways I have. To extend this I apply my hairspray on my hands or finger tips and lightly run it through my hair to get the ends. You don’t want your hair to be stiff.
5. Use Moroccan Oil
To finish your look off and for ultimate shine rub some moroccan oil into your hands and lightly run through your locks. Smells delicious and will leave your hair looking shiny and healthy!!
Hi Jesinta, your blog is so inspirational, your words are uplifing & they have made me feel better about myslelf. I cut out the Body&Soul article yesterday about your lifestyle & health & I'm planning on sticking it up somewhere because it encourages & inspires me. Lately I have been trying to eat healthy & I have been exercising everyday. I'm almost 18, 166cm and 60kg and I would like to get to 55kg, but my unhealhty snacking & self control are letting me down, would you have any advice? Xx
Great to hear that you are exercising everyday, you’ll feel great and will start to notice the difference in your energy levels :) In regards to your snacking make sure you are nibbling on healthy treats and make sure they are on hand. Fruit, nuts, seeds, vegie sticks and hommus etc. Also make sure you are eating enough protein with your main meals, this will help make you feel fuller for longer and sometimes you won’t even feel the need to snack :) Hope this helps!
hi! i wanted to ask who designed the gorgeous white dress that you wore when you hosted the nye fireworks? also just wanted to let you know that i think youre a great role model and i wish you all the best for 2012 and beyond! :)
I lovely! I am glad you liked the dress, it is one of my favourites and was designed by Manning Cartell - currently in stores now :) XX
“This week I attended the launch of Roxy Jacenko’s book, Strictly Confidential, assisted in the judging of CLEO’s Top 50 Bachelors of the year, partied at Hermes on the Beach and flew to a Tropical Island for a shoot. All in all it was a pretty good week :)”—LIVING THE DREAM
This recipe is super simple and easy if you are on the run. It’s a great post workout meal as quinoa is high in protein and will sustain your energy levels until your next meal. I choose to use goats milk and yoghurt because it is a gentle alternative to milk and lots of people find it easier to digest. Cinnamon has lots of health benefits, honey is a great natural sweetener and the berries are full of antioxidants. All in all a good start to the day!
1/3 Cup Quinoa Flakes
1 Cup water
1/3 Cup milk (My preference is goats milk)
2 Tbs Sultanas
1 x Small grated Apple
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbs honey
Bring water to boil in a saucepan and add quinoa flakes, apple and sultanas. The flakes will absorb the water quite fast, turn the heat off and continue to stir until the porridge is smooth. Add cinnamon and honey to flavour and pour into a bowl and add your milk. Serve with fresh berries and yoghurt.
* 1 Cup of Mixed Nuts (I used Brazil, Cashews, Walnuts)
* 1/5 Cup of desiccated coconut plus extra for coating the balls
* 1/4 Cup Dried Apricots and dates, chopped
* 2 squares dark 85% Lindt Chocolate
* 1/2 Cup Tahini
* Tablespoon Udos Oil (optional)
* Sprinkle of Flaxseeds
Place Nuts and coconut into a food processor or vitamix and blend until fine. Place this mixture into a mixing bowl. Roughly chop the dates and apricots and add to the mixture along with the dark chocolate which should be chopped into fine pieces. Sprinkle a few flaxseeds for added goodness and stir this with a spoon so that all the ingredients are combined. Add your tahini and udos oil, you may find that you need to add more tahini to get the consistency right.
Roll the mixture into bight sized balls, roll in some desiccated coconut and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
And there you have a yummy afternoon snack with a cup of tea or a coffee! Too easy :)
I sometimes take a few along with me to shoots so that if I need a little energy boost I have them ready to go.
After sharing that I was Gluten intolerant in my Body&Soul interview I have received lots of questions in regards to how I manage this, so I have decided to do a little blog post and share what I have learnt and how I make it work for me.
Firstly, I have been intolerant to Gluten for a long time, it isn’t a fad that I have decided to jump on and it has nothing to do with managing my weight or appearance. I was diagnosed with the intolerance about 7 years ago, well before it was trendy and Gluten Free items were readily available on a regular menu. It’s something that I have grown up with, none of my immediate family have any food intolerances so I had to learn how to manage it myself.
I regularly eat out at restaurants, cook delicious food and get to indulge in yummy treats, so being Gluten Free is certainly not as restricting as it sounds. I already have a pretty clean diet compared to your average person. My diet consists of lots of vegetables, protein, fruit, nuts and seeds. Most of the food I consume is organic, preservative free and unprocessed. Organic isn’t something that I am super strict on, I am more than happy to go to Coles or Woolworths if I can’t get to the Farmers market on the weekend to get my fresh fruit and Vege. And most of my food is preservative free and unprocessed because I don’t eat things like bread and I can’t have lots of sauces and condiments because they contain Gluten. It sounds fussy but it really isn’t, infact it is quite the opposite…it is food at its simplest. Eat lots of wholefoods, the best way to approach it is to think about food at in its most natural state. Eat a piece of fruit instead of having it out of a fruit cup, have a handfull of nuts instead of having a nut bar that is full of sugar and syrups to hold the nuts and seeds together. Make a fresh juice instead of buying a bottle of OJ, make your own biscuits instead of buying a packet of cookies filled with preservatives.
Another added bonus of eating like this is that it reduces the amount of packaged food you buy and therefore you have less of an impact on the environment. Living as Green and Clean as possible is important to me and is the simple things like this that will ultimately make the biggest difference. Next time you buy a packet of biscuits, chips or one of those tuna or cheese ‘snack packs’ take a look at how much packaging is involved. Usually you have to peel through two or three layers of seals and foils before you even get to the product. Think of the all the landfill that is creating!!!
I am going to share with you some of my favourite recipes, tips on how to be “Gluten Free”, my favourite places to eat out and what I order as well as anything else I I think you might find helpful!!
Let me know if you have any questions and I will endeavour to answer them :)
Hey Jesinta! I just wanted to let you know that you are so beautiful, intelligent and inspirational, and you are one of my biggest role models. You have achieved so many amazing things, and your only 20! I hope to be half as amazing as you are throughout my life :) X
Thank you!! Stay true to who you are, believe in yourself and Dream Big….all the best with everything xx