The title says it all, this post will be pretty much about that, and to announce how happy I am to be a brand ambassador for three companies that resonate with my lifestyle and core values. Those companies are: Orgain, clean nutrition; Athia skin-care for active lifestyles; ACTA wear. This post goes beyond an endorsement. I want to share with you products that I’m enjoying and align with a healthy lifestyle. And to give back, I will donate commissions I make for August to a local food bank.
I despised beets when I was a kid, I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that unless of course, you loved beets. My grandmother would always try to “strengthen my blood” (I was an anemic child) by giving me beet juice. Fast forward years later and I realise how correct she was. Beets are uber nutritious, they are known to lower blood pressure, improve energy, and athletic performance, click here to read more about their health benefits. What we consume has the power to build up our health or deteriorate it and that’s the frame of thought that brought me to Orgain, clean-nutrition. While I was looking for a quality plant-based protein powder, my top priorities were clean recognizable ingredients, Non-GMO, and a company with a mission I can stand behind. The founder of Orgain is a Doctor and cancer survivor, below, I’ve embedded a video telling his story. In addition to plant-based protein powders, Orgain creates, meal replacements, sport recovery powders and nutritional powders. For me, the cherry on top is their line of nutritional drinks and bars for kids. As a mom of three it’s nice to have wholesome convenient snacks to pack for road trips or to appease hangry tantrums. The reason I brought up beets in the first place, I’ve been mixing them in with Orgain’s plant-based protein powder-vanilla bean flavor, it’s creamy, delicious, and subdues the beets earthy (a.k.a. muddy) flavor perfectly. Best of all, my kid actually enjoys sharing a beet shake with me. It brings back memories of my grandmother and her passion for health and wellness, she always had a tonic on hand for any ailment!
Athia Skin Care
My lifestyle and career involves a lot of intense workouts and activities, from hiking in the woods to running around with three kids, to out training in intense New York heat, my life is a puddle of sweat – sorry about the visual. It’s for this reason that I immediately fell for Athia skincare. Athia is a unique skincare line, formulated by active women for active women. After an intense sweaty workout, pores are vulnerable to blemish causing bacteria and pollutant build-up. I have oily/combination skin and this poses a lot of issues to my skin, especially during the summer months. I’ve been using one of their bundles, a great way to save money and take the guess work out of which products to get. My bundle includes the following:
Daily Facial Cleanser: As much as I love fitness and health, and it’s pretty much my career and lifestyle, I am awful at skincare routines! This cleanser makes me want to wash my face, a big pro for me. It has a pleasing coconut scent and it’s infused with purifying gold flakes. One pump is all it takes for me, it does a good job of removing the surface build-up without drying out my skin.
Hyaluronic & Vitamin C Moisturizer: I am impressed with this moisturizer, it’s a favorite of mine since I began using these products one month ago, and at the time of this writing, it is SOLD OUT. Here’s why I love it; it glides on easily with no greasy feel; it quenches my dry cheeks and helps my T-zone retain moisture through-out the day without feeling greasy; I’ve noticed a clearer complexion, my tone has evened out and my oily areas, that T-zone again, is not as oily; Maybe this is the result of using the combination of products, either way I’m very pleased.
Retinol Night Cream: This one has a creamy texture. I use it 3xs a week at the most and it works well for me. I use half a pump for focused treatment or a full pump for the entire face. I set reminders to use sunblock the following day, which is a good idea anyway, but even more so, when using retinol products.
Like I mentioned above, I’m awful at skincare, Athia’s products have helped me adhere to a skincare routine because it goes beyond the superficial skin, their mission, their empowering message, adds to the experience. Your purchase helps fund a scholarship for a new girl around the world, each month, through their partnership with She’s The First.
If you love intense workouts and expose your skin to the elements, you should check them out. Click here and use my unique code: BBASSKIN for 15% off your purchase, and that’s a lifetime code you may keep reusing.
For the past 10 years I’ve been living in workout clothes, no exaggeration. Finding fitness attire that moves well, fits well, will stand up to intense work-outs, the demands of mom-life, and shopping for groceries, etc., is a true gem. These products fit like a glove, are lightweight but won’t easily break-down, seamless, and are made from recycled fabric. They are innovative and are big on sustainability, so much so, that they’ve developed their own recycled fabric from plastic bottles, fishnets, and plastic bags. The good feels don’t end there, with every purchase, you get the opportunity to donate to a charity of your choice.
Want to try ACTA wear for yourself? They carry athletic attire for men and women, and you can shop by sport. Click here and use code: CorinaFit15 for 15% off your purchase, again, lifetime code.
It’s very exciting for me to share these items and discounts with you. I hope they will be useful in your healthy lifestyle. Don’t hesitate to reach out with your inquiries. Thanks for stopping by!
Stand tall, Breathe deep –
NYS Massage Therapist