Wine with Jill – Episode 5: The Great Natural Deodorant Battle

Ahhhh the natural deodorant struggle… does a good natural deodorant actually exist?



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See Also:

Creating Your Skincare Routine
Wine with Jill – Episode 2: Stress, Fatigue, & Burnout
Jill’s Detox Juice Recipe

Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Wine with Jill – Episode 4: Is Intermittent Fasting Right For You?

On episode 4, I chatted about intermittent fasting and who it’s right for and who it’s not right for. However, there was a bad connection, and about 10 minutes of the recording is missing. I do apologize, and will likely talk about this topic again, but you can watch what did record from the chat here:

Join me live, Tuesdays at 7:15 PM Eastern on Facebook.

See Also:

Wine with Jill – Episode 3: Is the Keto Diet Healthy?
Wine with Jill – Episode 2: Stress, Fatigue, & Burnout
Wine with Jill – Episode 1: Introductions

Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Wine with Jill – Episode 3: Is the Keto Diet Healthy?

On episode 3 of Wine with Jill, I spoke about the very trendy/popular keto diet. What is the keto diet? Is it healthy?

Watch the replay here:



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Have you tried the keto diet? What was your experience? Share in the comments!

See Also:

Wine with Jill – Episode 2: Stress, Fatigue, & Burnout
Changing Your Mindset to Achieve Success
How to Stick to a Healthy Eating Plan

Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Wine with Jill – Episode 2: Stress, Fatigue, & Burnout

On episode 2 of Wine with Jill, I’m sharing my personal health challenges that I am dealing with right now. I’m going through some fatigue and hormone imbalance issues, and nutrient deficiencies, brought on by stress.



See Also:

Wine with Jill – Episode 1: Introductions
Stress, Anxiety, + Caffeine Addiction: My Personal Struggles
Weight Does NOT Determine Health Status

Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Wine with Jill – Episode 1: Introductions

I started a new live video series over on my Facebook page, called Wine with Jill. Come join me over a glass of wine to discuss all different topics related to living a healthy, balanced life – such as, nutrition, fitness, toxins, makeup, confidence, nature, socialization and more!

Episode 1 is an introduction to me, my philosophy, and what to expect from future videos.

Catch the replay of Episode 1 here:

Have a request for future topics? Comment below or email me at Jill@jillmacnutrition.com!

See Also:

Can Alcohol Be Included as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?
“Earning Your Food” with Exercise
Weight Does NOT Determine Health Status

Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Creating Your Skincare Routine

Having a good skincare routine is a key part of having healthy, glowing skin. Of course, eating the right foods and staying hydrated is the first step. 

If you’ve never had a skincare routine before, it can be a little intimidating when you are starting out. There’s many skincare products out there, and you may not know what they do and if you need to use them or not. 

I’ve put together this guide to show you the steps for an effective skincare routine, plus some product recommendations. Your skincare routine should follow the order shown here. 

Step 1: Cleanser

The first step to an effective skincare routine is a cleanser. Before applying products, you’ll want to be sure to start with clean skin. Starting with a good cleanser removes any dirt, oil, and makeup that is on your skin. You may choose to use a different cleanser in the morning and at night. 

My favorite cleansers:

Beautycounter Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser (great for acne-prone skin)
Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar (great for acne-prone skin)
100% Pure Tea Tree & Willow Acne Clear Cleanser (great for acne-prone skin) 
Beautycounter Pure Calm Cleansing Milk (great for dry skin) 
100% Pure Coconut Oil Moisturize Cleansing Milk (great for dry skin) 
Beautycounter Rejuvenating Face Cleanser (great for anti-aging)
100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Cleanser (great for combination skin)

Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Step 2: Toner

The next step in your skincare routine should ALWAYS be toner. Toner preps the skin for the products you are about to use and rebalances your skin’s pH. Do not skip this step! You may choose to use a different toner in the morning and at night.

My favorite toners:

Primally Pure Everything Spray (great for acne-prone skin)
Beautycounter Rejuvenating Toner Pads (great for anti-aging)
100% Pure Lavender Pore Refining Toner (great for anti-aging)
100% Pure Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Astringent (great for acne-prone skin)
Beautycounter Countercontrol Instant Matte Toner (great for acne-prone skin)
Beautycounter Brightening Facial Mist (great for all skin types)
Beautycounter Plumping Facial Mist (great for dry skin & anti-aging)
100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Toner (great for combination skin)

Beautycounter Rejuvenating Toner Pads

Step 3: Serum

The next step in your skincare routine should be a serum. Serums are the products that do most of the “work” in your routine. Serums are the treatment step. Serums penetrate deep in your skin to help you achieve the results you are looking for. Be sure to let the serum soak in for a full 5 minutes before applying the rest of your products. You may want to use a different serum in the morning and at night.

My favorite serums:

Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel (great for anti-aging)
Beautycounter Rejuvenating Radiance Serum (great for anti-aging)
100% Pure Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Serum (great for anti-aging)
100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum (great for anti-aging)
Beautycounter Countercontrol All Over Acne Treatment (great for acne-prone skin)
100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Serum (great for combination skin)
Beautycounter Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum (great for dry skin)
100% Pure Restorative Sea Culture Replenishing Serum (great for dry skin)
100% Pure Vitamin C Serum (great for all skin types)

Beautycounter Overnight Resurfacing Peel

Step 4: Eye Cream

The next step in your routine should be an eye cream. Depending on your goals, you can find an eye cream for dark circles, puffiness, dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Ideally, for a daytime eye cream, you’ll want to use one that contains caffeine. Caffeine wakes up the eye area and gives a more rested look. You may want to use a different eye cream in the morning and at night.

My favorite eye creams:

Beautycounter Rejuvenating Eye Cream (for dark circles & anti-aging)
100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream (for dark circles & puffiness)
Beautycounter Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream (for dark circles & anti-aging)
100% Pure Retinol PM Eye Cream (for anti-aging)
Beautycounter Nourishing Eye Cream (for dryness)
100% Pure Super Fruit Oil Nourishing Eye Cream (for dryness & anti-aging)

100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

Step 5: Spot Treatment

This next step is optional, but you may want to use a spot treatment. Spot treatments are great for stubborn acne or dark spots. 

My favorite spot treatments:

Beautycounter Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment (for acne)
100% Pure Dark Spot Remover (for dark spots)

Beautycounter Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment

Step 6: Moisturizer

The last step (unless you are also using a face oil) is moisturizer. Do not skip this step! It’s very important to keep your skin moisturized, plus the moisturizer seals in all the previous products you used and protects your skin.  You’ll want to use a lighter moisturizer during the day (preferably with SPF) and a heavier one at night. If you can’t afford both, opt for a day cream, since night cream will be too heavy for daytime use. 

My favorite moisturizers:

Beautycounter Countercontrol Matte Effect Gel Cream (for oily & acne-prone skin)
100% Pure Tomato Lycopene SPF 20 Moisturizer (for sun protection)
Beautycounter Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion (for dry skin)
Beautycounter Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream (for dry skin)
100% Pure Hydra Drench Cream (for dry skin)
100% Pure Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Creme (for dry skin)
100% Pure Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream (for combination skin)
Beautycounter Rejuvenating Day Cream (for anti-aging)
Beautycounter Rejuvenating Night Cream (for anti-aging)
100% Pure Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm (for anti-aging)
100% Pure Retinol Restorative Neck Cream (for anti-aging)
Primally Pure Beauty Cream (for anti-aging)

100% Pure Retinol Restorative Overnight Balm

Step 7: Face Oil

Face oils should be the last step in your routine. This is because a moisturizer cannot penetrate an oil to reach your skin, but an oil can penetrate through a moisturizer. Don’t be afraid of face oils, they won’t cause your skin to breakout. They provide added moisture and give your skin more of a glow. I only use face oils at night, but they can also be used as a primer under your makeup for flawless-looking skin. 

My favorite face oils:

Beautycounter Brightening Facial Oil (for all skin types)
Beautycounter Plumping Facial Oil (for dry skin & anti-aging)
Beautycounter Balancing Facial Oil (for oily/combination skin)

Beautycounter Brightening Facial Oil

If you need help choosing the products that would be right for your skin, I’d be happy to help! You can shoot me an email to Jill@jillmacnutrition.com or fill out this skincare consultation form and I will send you personalized recommendations.

See Also:

My Current Skincare Routine
My Skincare Regimen
My Favorite Uses for Coconut Oil

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through those links, I will be compensated. Please know that I only recommend products that I personally use (or would use) and that I love. Purchases through these links helps to cover costs to keep this website running, so that I can keep delivering information to you all. 

Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Stress, Anxiety, + Caffeine Addiction: My Personal Struggles

You may already know a bit about my background and how I came to nutritional therapy… but for those of you that don’t, here’s some background info on me:

  • Growing up, I lived on fast food and processed foods on a daily basis
  • I never exercised
  • I smoked a pack of cigarettes daily (from age 13-21)
  • I drank alcohol and partied a lot with my friends
  • I drank TONS of sugary coffees from Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks
  • I also drank tons of energy drinks such as Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster, and many others
  • I never drank water, only diet beverages such as soda and iced tea
  • I suffered from severe IBS and always needed to be near a bathroom
  • Along with IBS, I suffered from anxiety
  • I also experienced pretty bad PMS and acne

Looking back now at how I was living, it’s so obvious as to why I was having those symptoms.

Even so, changing my eating habits back in 2012 made me feel much better, but getting my IBS and anxiety under control took more than that. It’s been a journey, and I did rid myself of my anxiety and IBS for a while (although I can definitely say my IBS is MUCH improved presently).

But life happens, and recently I’ve been letting some old habits slip back in, resulting in some pretty severe anxiety and panic attacks as of late.

I discussed my past and recent struggles in this recorded Facebook Live video:

Can you relate? Do you or have you in the past suffered from anxiety? What has been helpful for you? Share in the comments.

 

See Also:

Experimenting with Exercise
Stress Got You Down?
Changing Your Mindset to Achieve SuccessCopyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Girly Look

Some days I really like to feel girly, and I’ll wear a pink lipstick shade. This new color of matte lipstick from 100% Pure is a really nice pink shade. It’s a dark, but bright color and stays on all day/night. I love this shade for going out and for work days when I feel like I need a nice pop of color.

My Girly Look:

 

The lipstick I am wearing is the cocoa butter matte lipstick and the shade is Protea

Have a comment? Leave it below!

 

See Also: 

Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Nude Look
Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Girls Night Look
Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Running Errands Look

 

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through those links, I will be compensated. Please know that I only recommend products that I personally use (or would use) and that I love. Purchases through these links helps to cover costs to keep this website running, so that I can keep delivering information to you all. Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Nude Look

So, at this point it’s pretty clear that I have a lipstick obsession. Lipstick was the first makeup product that I switched to clean, because I had read about how harmful it was and it was fairly easy to find clean replacements. At first, I was using Burt’s Bee’s, which is fine, but once I found 100% Pure, I became absolutely OBSESSED!

I love 100% Pure lipstick because it’s non-toxic, has vibrant colors, lasts all day and comes in matte. I’m super excited because they just released some new shades, and of course I had to buy some – I now have TONS of lipstick. 😀

This shade I am wearing is a deep caramel color – perfect for the transition from winter to spring!

My Nude Look:

 

The Complete Look: 

  • The lipstick I am wearing is the cocoa butter matte lipstick and the shade is Mojave
  • The eyeshadow is from the Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette and the colors are Gilded, Cashmere, Soft Peach, and Eggshell (for the pictures I have the pink shirt) and Pink Champagne, Cherry Blossom and Eggshell (for the pictures I have the black jacket). 
  • The eyeliner is the Creamy Long Last Liner and the shade is Blackest
  • The mascara I am wearing is the Volumizing Mascara
  • The concealer I use for my dark circles is the 2nd Skin Concealer

Have a comment? Leave it below!

 

See Also: 

Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Everyday Fall Look
Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: Another Work Look
Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Girls Night Look

 

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through those links, I will be compensated. Please know that I only recommend products that I personally use (or would use) and that I love. Purchases through these links helps to cover costs to keep this website running, so that I can keep delivering information to you all. Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com




My Current Skincare Routine

I change up my skincare routine every so often, based on my skin’s needs and based on new products that I want to try. My previous skincare routine was working well for a while, but then I tried some new products that I really fell in love with and have been seeing amazing improvements with… so I’ve changed it up again.

I’ll share my night routine first again, as this is the routine that I feel does most of the “work” in making my skin look and feel beautiful!

Skincare at Night: 

Now I wash my face with Beautycounter’s Charcoal Cleansing Bar. I had been very skeptical about buying this product because of the $25 price tag (which is why I was using a much cheaper brand previously), but now that I’ve finally tried it, I can honestly say that it is worth the price. You get what you pay for, and there’s a reason this bar is more expensive. It lasts long as well, but I’ve seen a great reduction in acne, as well as pore-size, and my skin is very soft. 

After washing my face, a few nights a week, I’ll use a face mask next. I rotate between Beautycounter’s Brightening + Vitamin C Mask, Plumping Mask, and Balancing + Charcoal Mask. These masks have made a HUGE difference in my skin. Each one has it’s own benefits and I love all of them. The brightening mask has made my skin more even-toned, has reduced pore size and made my skin soft. The plumping mask drastically reduced the size of my pores, reduced my smile lines and forehead lines while plumping my skin and making it soft. The charcoal mask has greatly helped with my acne while also reducing the size of my pores and making my skin soft! I highly recommend these masks!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, I spray my face with Beautycounter’s Plumping Mist all over. This mist plumps up your skin and helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles! 

Next, I use 100% Pure’s PM Retinol Eye Cream under my eyes. This is an anti-aging eye cream that promotes collagen production, reduces wrinkles, promotes hydration and plumps the eye area. Or, I use Beautycounter’s Rejuvenating Eye Cream, which is great for dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, I use Beautycounter’s Plumping Facial Oil all over my face. This oil moisturizes, while plumping and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Finally, I finish my night routine with Primally Pure’s Beauty Cream, which I am completely obsessed with. This cream leaves my skin extremely soft, reduces pore size, and gives me glowing skin!

When I go to sleep, my face is like an oil slick, but when I wake up my skin looks amazing and it all absorbs in!

 

Skincare in the Morning

 

In the morning, I wash my face with Tula Purifying Face Wash, which contains probiotics. 

Next, I spray my face with Beautycounter’s Nourishing Rosewater Mist

Then, I use 100% Pure’s Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream under my eyes to reduce dark circles and puffiness. 

Finally, I end with Beautycounter’s Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion all over my face. I love this face lotion! It adapts to your skin, giving you what you need. I’ve noticed a reduction in pore size also while using this! 

 

 

So, what I’ve noticed in the past two months, is a great reduction in my pore size and acne, as well as a great reduction in fine lines. I still have some redness and scars to work on, so I will soon be switching my face oil to the #1 Brightening Oil to even out my skin tone more.

 

Need help with a routine for your skin? Send me an email to Jill@jillmacnutrition.com telling me about your skin and I’ll give you my recommendations!

 

Have a question/thought? Leave it in the comments below!

 

See Also:

Full Face Makeup for Special Occasions
An Honest Review: Beautycounter Charcoal Mask
Fruit Pigmented Lipstick: My Girls Night Look

 

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through those links, I will be compensated. Please know that I only recommend products that I personally use (or would use) and that I love. Purchases through these links helps to cover costs to keep this website running, so that I can keep delivering information to you all. Copyright 2016 Jill Mac Nutrition. Email: Jill@jillmacnutrition.com