︎︎︎episode 12

Self-Care Trends w/ Ty McBride: Skincare + Skipcare, EFT Tapping, Meditation & Mindfulness Apps, Home Fitness & Weight Loss Apps 

Oct 20, 2020

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Amanda and Kim are joined again by Ty McBride from Intentionally Blank as they talk about the trend of Self-Care and what each of them is embracing in their daily routines.



Amanda starts the podcast off with her elaborate skin care routine with the brand The Ordinary>>  taking precedence in her shelfie as well as routine. Her AM routine is a robust situation involving  Vitamin C Suspension>> (brightens the skin tone and reduces the appearance of signs of aging.) and Buffet>> (a variety of anti aging molecules).  Applied with a magical jade roller.

Next step is applying Hyaluronic Acid>> and finished with (in her opinion) the best moisturizer/sunscreen combo ever made:  Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47>> .

Evenings involve her age old trick of face washing with a mixture of castor oil and grapeseed oil. Then applying the hard to find Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid>> in Squalane. She follows all of this with The Ordinary’s B Oil>>. Once a week she uses their AHA/BHA>> peel for ten minutes.

She takes us on a tour of the trend in binge buying beauty products and the fascination of the “shelfie”. The reverse trend has emerged during uncertain pandemic times including #nobuy and #shopmystash:  using what you’ve already collected instead of buying new stuff.  A challenge created by @esteelaundry, calling on followers to stop binge buying beauty products.   

Another trend in the beauty bubble comes via Korean beauty--famous for it’s super intense routines--has gotten in on the act with “skipcare”  a skincare method that allows you to identify the essential ingredients for your skin and avoid the use of unnecessary products for a simpler, yet proper, skincare routine. Amanda highlights a few fantastic and effective paired down brands that embrace a minimal beauty aesthetic: Noto Botanics>> (especially their Deep Serum as one of the best moisturizers out there), Topicals>>, One Kind>> and Tower28>> (to replace glossier and Amanda claims BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm “is literally the best blush I have ever used”.

Ty chimes in with some of his own beauty tips - agreeing with Amanda’s inclusion of Noto, he finds esthetician recommended brand Osea>> as well as Seattle based shop Spruce Apothecary>> for fantastic natural brand assortment. Ty also sneaks us a tip for a comment inducing glow as well - listen to the podcast for exactly what ;)

Ty is a renown yelper>> with over 600 followers and 13 pages of reviews is known for having a valid opinion with a jazzy POV.

Meditation Apps 

Ty puts out an open call to a very eclectic mix of people to find out what they are doing to practice some self care during the pandemic. He personally swears by some meditation & mindfulness apps that have helped him focus and align and are trending hard during the pandemic. In particular he recommends Waking Up with Sam Harris>> and Headspace>>  ︎

EFT Tapping

He sheds some light on a really innovative technique called EFT Tapping>> that has helped with some debilitating claustrophobia issues during airline travel but can help a person heal themselves from PTSD, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain and even Weight Loss issues. In Los Angeles he recommends Melinda>>  but there are practitioners all over that can help you understand and utilize the technique.  ︎

Fitness & Weight Loss Apps

Kim takes us into the world of home fitness apps to help her on her over 20 lb weight loss journey during quarantine. Starting with some rather dated 30 Jillian Michaels Shred fitness video challenges - Kim finally went on a quest to find an app that would give her an elevated experience that fitness videos just can afford.

After testing and researching many including BBG on the Sweat App>>, Beach Body App>>, Don Saladino>>, 8 Fit>> and Open Fit Xtend Barre>> she ended up settling back with Jillian Michaels on her app>>. Tune in for her other tips to drop the weight while stuck at home. 



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