50 QUESTIONS WITH ME

50 QUESTIONS WITH ME

50 Questions with Bonnee Fahlstrom

BY HUSSKIE  http://husskie.com/50-questions-with-bonnee-fahlstrom/

A qualified naturopath and nutritionist, Bonnee Fahlstrom is one of the growing number of influencers using their Instagram platform to help inspire others on their own wellness path – encouraging followers to become more connected with their health, beauty, love, and nature.

With Bonnee’s philanthropy and social conscious endeavours leading her to volunteer work with “Save the Bees Australia” as well as being dedicated to conscious organic and vegan brands – we decided to pull the model and influencer aside to learn a little more.

Here, she undertakes our latest Fast 50 Q&A – talking everything from organic makeup to living a healthy lifestyle to using her Instagram profile for positivity.

1. Best beauty product of all time? Sage Body wash! So you are protected before you leave the house
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Makeup often contains a lot of different chemicals and many products aren’t earth-friendly – I keep my beauty products natural, vegan-friendly and organic. 
Coconut oil, body oil, brow gel, Ere Perez lip and eye butter, and Vanilla Falling Star highlighter
3. Hair “done” or messy? I love a blowdry! also love my hair salty and sun-kissed – it’s naturally curly
4. Favourite fragrance? Essential oils: vanilla, cinnamon, peppermint and rose
5. Favourite item of clothing? My silk nighty I designed in Bali
6. Favourite fashion brand? I only wear black and white – it’s about texture and quality for me. I love silk and linen. I love my nude Dior Handbag my boyfriend bought me for our anniversary last year
7. Gym or exercising outdoors? Outdoors! Walking along the beach with my boyfriend and dog
8. Healthy eating or treating yourself? HEALTHY is treating yourself!
9. Can you cook? YES!!!! I LOVE TO
10. Favourite food to indulge in? Fresh Italian homemade pasta with truffle and mushrooms, mmmm, roasted sweet potatoes and dutch cream potatoes with garlic…

11. First thing you pick from the mini-bar? Water
12. Best place to eat out? Nobu at Crown. I am a VEGAQUARIAN
13. Happiest moment? Falling deep in love with my boyfriend Darren
14. Saddest moment? When my mum moved to Far North QLD
15. Blog or YouTube? Blog
16. Iphone or camera? Camera
17. Type of camera? Sony RX100
18. Facetune or untouched? Untouched. Untouched, beautiful shots come from natural lighting
19. Lightroom or VSCO? Neither
20. Favourite filter? N/a

21. Favourite way to edit pics? Bright and colourful!
22. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? It is actually 24/7. I have studied to be a Naturopath and love nutrition – I am working on a really exciting project at the moment for my brand…
23. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? I started 5 years ago as a creative outlet to photograph my smoothies and blog about health and natural medicine. It grew from there after I started highlighting my love for caring about the environment and saving the bees and the mermaids. I believe that by living a conscious and healthy lifestyle, it creates an abundant life full of meaning
24. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? It can be from 5 minutes to 2 hours depending on the photographic process and upload, tweak with an interesting caption
25. What’s your top Instagram tip? Connect and support like-minded people. To stay true to yourself. Personally, I like to use the Instagram platform because as a model, it enables you to showcase your own personal and favourite pick of images to clients and project your personality. I like to not only promote my current campaigns, but also provide an insight into my healthy life and loving relationship. Using my profile to encourage and influence people to become more connected with their health, beauty, love and nature is the most important motivator for me
26. Who takes your pics? Sometimes my boyfriend, my mumma, or a professional photographer
27. Career highlight since being an influencer? Deliveries in the mail every single day!
28. Career lowlight since being an influencer? Jealousy, losing connection with people
29. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? I loved the Bamboo Sunglasses campaign shot by Leila Joy at Bondi Beach. @bamboolifeau is a brand of integrity and substance – it is an eco and environmentally-friendly sunglass brand
30. Worst thing that’s happened to you on a photo shoot? Maybe photographers falling in love with me

31. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? Hand-written notes from the client. Personal touch and human connection is still heart-warming
32. Last thing you googled? What do butterflies symbolise after I saw 3 white ones in a row one day with my boyfriend. Oh and a ladybug flew onto his arm within a minute of the butterflies – it was a spiritual moment for us
33. Favourite film? ‘I Origins’ – about a molecular biologist’s study of the human eye that has far reaching implications about humanity’s scientific and spiritual beliefs
34. Favourite book? I love biographies! I just finished reading Gisele Bündchen’s book ‘Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life’. It was so inspiring. I read it on the plane home from the Daintree Rainforest
35. Favourite song? Omg, so hard to decide. I love Fleetwood Mac, ‘Everywhere’. I am also loving Angus & Julia Stone
36. Living in the city or living by the beach? Living by the beach. I grew up on Sydney’s northern beaches in Palm Beach.
37. Favourite travel destination? Daintree Rainforest is the most pristine natural wonder. Australia really is beautiful
38. Most Instagram-worthy spot? Far North QLD, Bondi Beach/ Icebergs
39. Top three essentials to pack when traveling? Water, iPhone and a good book
40. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Dinner!

41. Partner or single? I live with my beautiful man
42. Siblings? I am an only child
43. What city are you currently living in? Melbourne
44. Celebrity/influencer crush? Miranda Kerr and Jennifer Hawkins are my two favourite role models
45. Pets? Yes, I have a 10 month old puppy called Francois – he is a Papi Poo
46. What is your best asset? My smile. Trusting my intuition
47. Key attributes about you and your job? I am shy and I am super down to earth. I’m incredibly sensitive to other people’s feelings, so when I feel other people’s sadness – that makes me sad. I think that empathy is a noble cause. I take criticism and judgement on and make it a positive energy to give me strength. I use modeling as a platform for my business to be an active role model to educate others on the bees, on nutrition, and to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle
48. Top Instagram accounts to follow? I am an ambassador for the following accounts: @savethebeesaustralia, @veganbody_official, @togetherevents (my boyfriend’s event company), and @modelsofcompassion
49. Favourite quote you live by? “You can create whatever you want in your life if you put your mind to it.” “Honour the dream by doing the work”
50. Top career tip? Be kind to everyone and stay humble.

KARMIC JUICE CLEANSE

KARMIC JUICE CLEANSE

KARMIC COLD PRESSED CLEANSE REVIEW

Fruit and Veggies are the most life enhancing food we can put in our bodies…. They are high in water with vital amino acids, minerals and vitamins that help to dissolve toxic substances and cleanse our tissues and system.

The reason I decided to complete this cleanse was because lately, I have been feeling really sluggish and not as clear and sparkly as usual. Not only was my energy level at an all time low, I have been feeling stressed and run down which has caused me to hold on to water retention, feel acidic and bloated and honestly, I’m over drinking alcohol and my major addiction to caffeine. So, its time for a reset.  I am intuitive with my body and I was ready for a detox! The juice cleanse I did focused on GUT Health and each juice is Organic and has less than 5% fructose. 

I truly LOVE to Juice fast 2 times or more a year as a way to flood my system with nutrient dense love!!!

I believe Nutrition is healing and a way to reverse damage and eliminate toxins to supercharge the healing process of body love for an alkaline body that feels light, is pure and your beauty glows from within!!! My fav juice base is celery which is loaded with potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and essential amino acids. On top of all that, celery is one of the most alkaline things you can put in your body.

Juice cleansing floods the bod with super active absorbable vitamins and nutrition so the whole body system can rest and rejuvenate naturally!!! Yum! Cleanse, repair and replenish.

Firstly what is important to look out for when choosing the best quality juice cleanse is the quality of machinery used.

Cold pressed juice VS non Cold pressed juice.

1. Cold pressed Juice

Cold Pressed is better for you as they have way more nutritional benefits. They gently press the fruit and veg as opposed to being heated up and massacred. When there is no heat there is less oxidisation and the minerals, vitamins and enzymes stay alive. This supports the body with repairing muscles, boosting the immune system and balancing acidic levels.

Karmic Cold Pressed juice uses the best quality machinery.

 

2. Centrifugal Juice Extractors

The problem with centrifugal juicers is that the fast-spinning metal blade generates heat, which destroys some of the enzymes in the fruits and vegetables you’re juicing. The heat also oxidizes those nutrients, rendering less nutritious juice than a cold-press juicer.

SEMI PERMANENT LIP TATTOO

SEMI PERMANENT LIP TATTOO


MY BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE OF SEMI PERMANENT LIP TINT TATTOO 

Done by the best semi permanent cosmetic practitioners in Melbourne. Anthea and Jessica’s attention to detail with the lip tint tattoo is immaculate and they are so patient throughout the treatment.

This is the next generation of longer lasting beauty, a unique semi permanent makeup lip treatment that achieves beautifully shaped and full tinted lips using only a perfectly lined crisp border and infusion of colour, giving you full, sensual lips 24 hours a day, effortlessly!

 Kiss lengthy makeup routines goodbye. 

This type of treatment requires near to no down time and delivers long lasting results, simplifying your beauty and getting ready routine. If you would like to correct uneven lips, or simply restore a gorgeous, youthful blush and fullness to your pout this is the treatment to get done!

The time the practitioners spend really caring for you and making sure you are ok throughout the treatment is extremely special. They make time for you so you get the best results possible, by going above and beyond to make sure your experience is superior!

Full, shiny lips really do signify vitality youth and beauty!

The ladies are European trained semi permanent makeup practitioners. 

Their role is to enhance your natural beauty through gentle cosmetic procedures.

https://www.antheapalmer.com.au/lips

I had my Lips Tinted in the Wild Rose and Magnolia colour.


~Picture taken post first Lip Tattoo treatment. I am only wearing clear lip gloss over the pigment~

What to ask for: Semi permanent lip tattoo. Replacing the lip’s lost border gives a more youthful appearance, re-defining natural lip contour for a more perfect pout! It’s also a great way to create the illusion of a fuller pout without injections, and correct proportion to balance the lips while leaving a beautiful hue so you don’t need lipstick.

Details: There are a range of colours to chose which are vegan, organic and manufactured with 30 years experience in Germany. The colours contain no heavy metals which is a common ingredient in pigments, many are harmful or toxic, as they can not be broken down in the body. No PAH – “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons” (in many pigments), slightly water-soluble, numerous PAHs have been proven to be carcinogenic. No NDELA – Nitrosodiethanolamine Nitrosamines are a reactive product of nitrite and amines (as in proteins) Proven to have a strong carcinogenic effect. They use LONG-TIME-LINER® pigments. They are mineral based pigments that have low allergy and high colour stability.

What to expect: Semi-permanent makeup is a form of cosmetic tattooing. It involves the controlled incorporation of colour pigments into the dermis layer of the skin, between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue. Basically, it helps improve appearance by giving definition to the lips. During the first treatment they draw your lips before the procedure to determine the colour and define your lip in the ideal shape to ensure symmetry, harmony and balance to accentuate your natural beauty. They numb your lips by using a medical grade topical anaesthetic is applied prior to the treatment and throughout the process to minimise discomfort. Two weeks later I went for my next session to tweak and add extra colour and outline depth to my lips.

Does it hurt?: The short answer is no. There is a vibrating sensation and medical grade anaesthetic is used. Expect tenderness afterwards, and swelling but aftercare is minimal. The night of the treatment I was able to go to an event, my lips were swollen, they looked pretty and the colour was bright. I used an icepack directly after the session. Three days later my lips were a little dry so I kept applying the Bepanthen Antiseptic, the Vitamin A + Vitamin D Ointment and refrained from touching or peeling the lips.

Every day my lips look more and more beautiful! It is the best thing I have done in Beauty!

Price: A Lip Tint Tattoo with Anthea Palmer is $1275 for 2 x 2.5 hour treatments 2 weeks apart.

Other providers may only include 1 treatment, or have the 2nd treatment as a quick “Touch Up” whereas they do 2 FULL 2.5 hour treatments to ensure 100% coverage and client satisfaction.

They also have AfterPay available in their clinic which means payments can be stretched out over 8 weeks interest free, that’s $318.75 per fortnight which is only $159.37 per week!

 

Before treatment, my lips had lost their pigment and my lip line had faded.

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Book in your Consultation:

https://www.antheapalmer.com.au/bookings

ERASE Aesthetic Services
188 Glenferrie Road
Malvern, Victoria, Australia

tel. +61 413 743 475
+61 400 739 906

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ANDALOU NATURALS

ANDALOU NATURALS

My latest skincare hero is Andalou Naturals.

https://andalou.com

The beauty market has changed dramatically with a greater focus on natural beauty. This is a shift that doesn’t surprise me because we really need to go that way. It’s ethical and beyond necessity. We need to be aware of our impact on the planet in all different ways of life and beauty seems like an obvious step to start daily.

For Andalou Naturals, their goal was to create an empowerment brand with a mission to influence an industry to do better, while creating a sustainable source of revenue for social responsibility. This beauty brand, is the ultimate culmination of their many years developing meaningful policy and healthy products partnered with their deep commitment to uplifting people and the planet.

The Australian environment is both a blessing and a curse it is what makes our country great, (especially the northern beaches in Sydney) but not so great, for our skin.

It is confronting and important to know that we have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and photo-damage is a daily battle, and sometimes it takes an Australian to know exactly what Australians need when it comes to beauty products.

This is why Natural active Beauty products are the best! Ingredients like Vitamin C pulls double-duty by working on damage that’s already happened and helping prevent further problems before they even start. Your future is looking bright when you use this….

As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps neutralize the free radical damage that occurs when your skin is exposed to environmental stressors like UV light and pollution. Studies have shown that it can really boost collagen to firm and tone the skin, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and disrupt pigment production to give the complexion a healthy sheen and glow!

PHOTO BY JODY PACHNIUK

When it comes to brightening and beauty glowing skin words like “fruit stem cell science” & “potent vitamin c”   Andalou is a science based evidence product where health and beauty form an alignment. I love using powerful natural skincare that is chemical free. It is incredibly important to stay away from Hormone disrupters like fragrance, oxybenzone and parabens and eradicate toxic and chemical induced products as they can disrupt your hormones and lead to a negative array of health issues.

I have been using the hard working Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask from the Andalou Naturals Brightening range, which is designed to exfoliate and resurface the skin for a smoother, even complexion. It helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface to reveal brighter, more beautiful skin. Made with Pumpkin Puree, Manuka Honey and Glycolic Acid AHA, as well as Andalou’s innovative Fruit Stem Cell Science, this mask works to leave behind plump, smooth skin with a more even skin tone. It tighten my skin and brightened up what was dull. It smells like my mummas organic home made pumpkin soup!

This Enlighten Serum from the Andalou Naturals Brightening range uses a scientifically proven Fruit Stem Cell Complex combined with Turmeric, Vitamin C, Sea Buckthorn oil and Grape Seed Polyphenols to target hyper-pigmentation and UV damage. This serum helps to lighten, tighten and brighten the complexion by fighting free radicals and promoting the formation of collagen and elastin. Ideal for sun-damaged, dull and dry skin, and skin that’s been over-exposed to the elements. It really sinks in and quenches my dry skin.

A really beautiful product of integrity that works!

Superior Source Ingredient Standards include Non-GMO Project Verified and Gluten Free Verified, Certified Organic, Organic, Nature Derived, Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainably Sourced and Fair Trade Ingredients, and always Cruelty Free.

 

Shop MASK and SERUM

https://andalou.com/collections/masks/products/pumpkin-honey-glycolic-mask

https://andalou.com/collections/serums/products/turmeric-c-enlighten-serum

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Odyssey Lean Food Delivery

Odyssey Lean Food Delivery

https://www.odysseylean.com

Are you a busy bee? Or, are you simply an active person who likes to eat healthy and clean?

Would you like to lose weight? Odyssey Lean will suit your needs. They deliver dietician-approved meals for weight loss to homes around Australia. 

This program is less of a diet and more of a lifestyle change.

Did I love it? Yes! The concept of eating clean and instantaneously is so satisfying to me!

 


Lightly Seared Turmeric Salmon is one of the many delicious clean meals available on Odyssey Lean.

Ingredients: Salmon, Parsnip, Cauliflower, Zucchini, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Olive Oil and Sea Salt.

Nutrition Profile: 332 calories and 37.6gm of Protein, 7.5gm of Carb

 

Grilled Barramundi with Saffron Parsnip Mash with chargrilled Brussel sprouts, another of my favourite dishes.

Ingredients: Barramundi, Saffron, Olive Oil, Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, Parsnip, Onion, Cauliflower

Nutrition Profile: 287 Calories, and 33gm of Protein, 14gm of Carb

 

Sometimes we just don’t have the time to do the farmers market shopping, or cooking meals from scratch just isn’t an option. You might be juggling work and study, at home with a new baby, recovering from an illness or simply time-poor. Or perhaps cooking just isn’t your thing…. This is where Odyssey Lean is so clean and so fresh and perfect for us busy bees!

As any Nutritionist or your Mother will tell you, Fish is hands-down one of the best beauty foods. I am always looking for new and easy ways to serve it.

The Turmeric Wild Salmon from Odyssey Lean is delightful and especially a dish that is good for your. Odyssey Lean is a really clean and a healthy food delivery service that delivers pre-shopped for and measured meals to your doorstep to help keep your weightloss goals on track.

Odyssey Lean Philosophy

Their animals are responsibly raised without added hormones or antibiotics.

Sustainably caught

They support sustainable fishing and only partner with trusted fisheries.

Fresh & seasonal

Fresh, never frozen. They base their menus around local in-season food for flavour and nutrition.

Artisanal ingredients

Experience hand‑crafted meals made with gourmet ingredients chosen with care.

Health smart

Their high protein, high fibre meals are low carb, low fat, low sugar and low GI.

100% natural

Zero nasties. No preservatives, colours, additives or artificial flavours.

I have enjoyed eating these meals. As a Nutritionist I will be referring my clients to contact this business, as they are dietician approved I trust how clean and balanced they are. I love that they are on a mission to make health and wellbeing an easy and enjoyable odyssey.

Details:

Contact: support@odysseylean.com

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