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Leg Day Workout!

Hi guys! Need some workout inspiration? I have a leg workout for you that I am still sore from a week later. Best feeling ever!

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This entire workout is a weight lifting workout and I do this type of workout 1-2 times per week leading up to any important photoshoot. Lifting weights has completely changed my body and changed the way I feel about working out. I feel strong and empowered after a workout like this one.  If you’ve never tried lifting weights or feel afraid of ‘bulking up’, I totally get it and I had those fears as well before I started. I promise you, it won’t happen. I’ve been lifting weights for 4-5 years now and working out in this way has only made me more lean, strong and toned all over! I encourage you to give this one a try. Your glutes will thank you. :)

The workout:

Circuit 1:

Back Squat 

1x12 Barbell (45lb)

1x6 @95lb (25lb plate each side)

3x8 @115lb (45lb plate each side)

Circuit 2:
10-12 High knee lunges @25lb dumbbells

15 Kettle Bell Swings @50 LB Kettle Bell

10-12 Straight leg deadlifts @35lb dumbbells


Circuit 3:

10-12 Bulgarian 25lb dumbbell 

8-10 Kettlebell Lateral Lunge @35lb kettle bell

15 Goblet Squats @25lb dumbbell 

Enjoy! :)

Watch the full video of this workout here!

What I Eat In A Day To Get Bikini Ready

Welcome back!  

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I’ve gotten a lot of diet, lifestyle and fitness questions from you guys, so I wanted to begin to share more of that content with you! I started  modeling when I was 17, so I needed to learn how to take care of my body at a young age. I loved educating myself on heath and wellness and it really has become a passion of mine. I even became a certified health coach a few years ago!

Beyond how a healthy, nutritious diet can make you look, is how good a healthy diet can make you feel. I know I am better mentally, spiritually and emotionally when I am mindful about what I am putting in my body. Over the years, I’ve experimented with so many different diets and ways of eating. With time, I’ve discovered this way of eating that works best for me and I’m excited to share it with you. 

Below is my “What I Eat In a Day” when I am prepping for a bikini shoot. These are the types of meals and portions that I stick to whenever I am prepping for a bikini or lingerie shoot. Keep in mind, these foods, meals and portions may not be right for you. I encourage you to try out different dietary theories and find out what kind of foods and portions make you feel like the best version of you. 

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Coming next week: My go-to workouts when I am prepping for a bikini shoot. Be sure to subscribe to my mailing list so you can receive my next post, straight to your inbox. That way, you don’t miss a thing! :)


Meal #1: Smoothie

When: Around 10 AM post workout

1 Scoop Chocolate Protein 

1 cup unsweetended vanilla almond milk

1/3 cup of oats

2-3 handfuls organic spinach and mixed greens

1/2 cup organic blueberries

Meal #2: Breakfast bowl

When: Around 1-2 PM

4 shambled organic egg whites

2-3 handfuls of organic mixed greens and spinach

About 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds

Roasted Brussel sprouts (I cut them in halves, cover them in avocado oil and bake them for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees)

About 2 tablespoons on olive oil

1/2 lemon squeezed on top

Meal #3: Tuna + Veggies

When: Around 4-5 PM

1 can of wild caught tuna

2 tablespoons of dijon mustard

1/2 cup steamed broccoli

1/2 cup roasted carrots (I cut them in halves, cover them in avocado oil spray and bake them for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees)

Meal #4:

When: Around 7-8 PM

Baked Salmon (I cover the salmon with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 lemon and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes or until fish is flakey)

Roasted Brussel sprouts (I cut them in halves, cover them in avocado oil and bake them for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees)

Roasted butternut squash: (I cut them in halves, cover them in avocado oil and bake them for 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees)

1/2 sweet potato

My go to snacks:

1 honey crisp apple

1 handful of almonds or cashews

2 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter


Dessert:

Even when I am prepping for a bikini shoot, I still like to have something sweet after dinner. I usually have 2-3 scoops of Halo Top. 

Thanks for visiting. If you have any questions, write them in the comments section and I’ll do my best to get back to you! :)

To watch the full video on what I eat in a day, click here!

HOW TO GET A 24 KT GOLD GLOW

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GET THE GLOW

If you take a look at Soma Spa’s Instagram, it doesn’t take long to clock the amount of model and celebrity clientele that trust Vanessa Marc with their skin. If you scroll, you’ll see gorgeous golden selfies, and caviar masks on some of the most beautiful women in the world.

I’ve got a thing for glowing skin and I’ll do just about anything to achieve it so when Vanessa invited me into the spa to try out her 24KT gold facial, I immediately accepted. Getting a 24KT gold facial was one of the more luxurious things I’ve done to get that glow I crave but I sat down with Vanessa after our treatment and found out how to get a golden glow without the literal gold.

How and why did you get into skincare?

I used to go to different spas and I got tired of not being satisfied with the service. I would get burnt from lasers because they were using the wrong setting on me and I felt like there had to be better treatments out there. I started to do my research and the more I looked into it, I decided to enroll in school and learn more about all of new age equipment and machines out there and just really educate myself on the best products. I wanted to learn how to give people a great experience without any downtime or pain. 


You mentioned that you did a pop up in LA while the Grammys were going on. Did you prep anyones skin for the big event?


I got Chloe and Halle ready who are two rising stars. They sang at the super bowl and at the Grammys. They are also actresses and singers. I did Justine Skye, who has been a long time client. I’ve also worked with Winnie Harlow who has been a long time client of mine. She is always fun and awesome to work with. I’ve also worked on Madison Beer. It was my first time going to LA and just stepping out of my comfort zone and trying something different.

24 KT Gold foil used for facial

24 KT Gold foil used for facial

We used gold during our facial which is very luxurious. Is there an alternative product or step that someone could take to get a similar glow to the 24 KT gold facial?


I would really just tell them to be adamant about their skincare regime. If they want a nice glow, it’s important to double cleanse and use Vitamin C. Vitamin C is great for brightening and will give you a boost of antioxidants to give the skin that glow. Also, applying hydrating serums and a moisturizer. If you follow those steps, that helps maintain the skin. Making sure that it is super hydrated and that helps give the skin that resilient glow.


What is one step or product that you think is most crucial to a skincare routine?


I would say cleansing, toning, using any serums like an antioxidant serum with Vitamin C or a hyaluronic one for hydrations and then sealing it with a moisturizer. I’d also say exfoliating twice a week.

Favorite skincare products?


I love Dermalogica. I use it on myself religiously. There are no parabens, it’s plant based and cruelty free. I love professional lines that aren’t too harsh on the skin.


Favorite beauty device?


My favorite beauty devices are my professional equipment here. I have this high tech facial machine that sucks out all the dead skin and impurities. It really helps to suck out black heads, product build up and anything that causes break outs and congestion. It doesn’t cause redness or irritation to the skin.

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Multi-step beauty routines are on the rise with double cleansing, Korean skincare etc. What step do you think we can skip?

I am a big fan of Korean skincare. My Caviar facial here is Korean based. I partnered up with Esthemax masks who are based in California. They make all of these amazing caviar masks, serums and the gold facial so that you guys have porcelain looking skin. So no, I would say go through all the steps. if you want to reserve your youth and glow, it’s really important to do all the steps. I cleanse, tone, use a Vitamin C serum, a hydration serum and a moisturizer everyday and sometimes after all of that, I put on an SPF. I would say to not skip anything. 

How do you remove your makeup?


I rarely wear makeup. I wear makeup when I have a big event. If I’m going to the Diamond Ball or a fashion week show or the Grammy’s, I tend to wear makeup for a red carpet or a big important event. For the most part, when I’m working and my everyday life, I don’t wear makeup. I like to let my skin breath. if I do wear makeup, i like to break it down with an oil and I’ll use a Dermalogica cleanser and then I move on to my serums and moisturizers.

Old faithful beauty or skincare product?


I would say I always have my go-to Vitamin C and brightening serums. I like that glow and I like to look super hydrated so I use a good hydrating moisturizer and Vitamin C serum to maintain that glow. It helps with skin tone, hydration and also give you that nice glow.

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That’s all folks! Thanks for reading! :)