How do you start your day?
Rachael — Everything is different these days... but since I’m always at home, I usually put on a kettle of water to make a raw cacao & Goldmine latte. Depending on the day, I’ll do some yoga/meditation or get right to work on my computer
Tina — Mornings are when I do my best thinking. I usually make a protein heavy breakfast with my coffee—and sit down and start writing or sketching out an idea.
Do you have a morning/evening ritual?
Rachael — I’ve been getting into guasha and really love doing it in the evenings. It’s been a nice way to relax!
Tina — Being a busy entrepreneur means it’s hard to turn my brain off at night. So I do what I can to relax and unwind—a bath, meditation, or reality television (LOL).
What is your daily skincare routine?
Rachael — I’ve been getting really into serums and oils over the last few years. My skin loves hyaluronic acid, a carrot seed oil based oil from Kaliks Collective, and my cleansing oil from Botnia Skincare
Tina —My skin isn’t too fussy (thankfully) so usually a wash + toner + some face oils do the trick (I love Mater’s Face Serum).
Do you have a daily wellness routine?
Rachael — Everyday is different, but meditation, yoga, movement, finding creative ways to drink more water, and a face mask are usually involved
Tina — Wellness can take many forms, so like Rachael it’s different every day. I try my best to listen to what my mind + body needs. Some days that means slow walks and podcasts, other days that means a high intensity workout, and other days it means calling my loved ones + cooking comfort food. There’s no one size fits all!
What is a beauty product or tool you can’t live without?
Tina — Is it cheesy to say adaptogens? They’ve honestly changed my life. I attribute adaptogens to my ability to better manage stress on the daily which has amazing impacts on sleep quality, skin, adrenals, and overall beauty inside and out.
Rachael — I second Tina! Adaptogens brought me back to life at a time where I felt totally depleted. And, at the end of the day, isn’t the true source of beauty an abundance of energy and vitality?
What do you do for R&R when you need to reboot?
Rachael — Finding time to be in nature. The sounds, the smells, the feeling of the nervous calm down, there’s truly nothing as rejuvenating to me as spending time away from computers and my feet on the earth.
Tina — I’m a huge advocate for solo personal retreats. I take one almost quarterly when I feel the burn-out coming on. Usually I retreat to the woods or to the ocean, either finding a cabin to stay in or camping out in my camper van. Nothings better than solo time in nature.
What are your must haves when traveling?
Rachael — Not that there’s much traveling right now... but I always bring my kyrgie slippers with me. Comfort is really important to me and slippers really does that for me when I travel
Tina —Rachael can attest to this—but the minute I land in a new city I have to find a bottle of natural wine to stock the fridge with. There’s something about having a nice glass of wine in a new place that makes me feel excited to be there.
What selfcare advice would you have given yourself 5 years ago?
Rachael — Cultivate and listen to your intuition.
Tina — Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Do you have any beauty/wellness advice for our followers?
Tina — Do what’s right for you, there’s no one size fits all. We’re all so busy juggling our many work + life responsibilities—that taking even a small moment in your day just for yourself can make a huge difference in your life.
Rachael — Couldn’t have said it better!