lisa and danielle, founders of holistic beauties, are two babes who are on a mission to change how we practice self-care, starting with how we care for our face. we sat down with lisa and danielle to learn about mistakes they’ve learned from, how they start their days, and their definition of a strong woman.
basd: how did you come to start holistic beauties?
holistic beauties: with an opportunity in the rising world of green beauty, holistic beauties found its voice in 2014, as a blog that focused on celebrating the beauty behind natural brands and their products while highlighting how they can make a positive impact in a woman’s life. as we expanded into an online e-commerce store that offered skin-care tools, we quickly connected with like-minded women and businesses, recognizing all of the potential and resources there were in the world of women’s overall health and wellness. as you can see, holistic beauties is an ever-evolving brand that is on its way to transform its platform into a base for women to connect and learn from one another, ultimately providing the resources that can empower others to live their best lives; mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
b: what’s your definition of a strong woman?
hb: a strong woman is someone who gets up every day with the determination to do her best and to be her best self.
b: how do you practice self-care?
hb: our morning routine plays a critical role in our self-care practice. this ensures we have grounded ourselves and we have a clear mind to take on the day. being an entrepreneur can be super stressful if you don’t prioritize properly. we’ve learnt the hard way that health ALWAYS comes first!
b: do you have a morning routine?
danielle: when I wake up, I drink a 8-10oz glass of filtered (AquaTru) water with aussie trace minerals, and 5 drops of oregano oil, then I head to my space where I stretch or do a few sun salutations to move my spine and body, work out any kinks from sleeping. then I usually read for 20 minutes as i drink my adaptogen tea and write anything in my journal I’m thinking about or have on my mind. if i’m feeling like i need it, i will do a 15-minute, balance-circulation meditation with breath work and then I will begin my work after my first hour of self-care. After two hours of work, I take my first 30 minute break, so this is about 9am, i wake up my dogs, feed them, cuddle them, and usually make myself a high-fat breakfast with avocados, hemp seeds or peanut butter. then back to work for 3 hours until lunch! (which I usually like to spend 15-20 minutes outside at)
lisa: upon waking I drink a glass of water & get the coffee going! From there i write in my gratitude journal and do a meditation followed by a workout (usually pilates or yoga). i grab my coffee and i'm usually out the door by 8am.
b: tell us about a time you made a mistake in your career and what you learned from it?
hb: our biggest mistake/blessing was working 24/7 and not prioritizing fun/health. We moved to thailand when we started our e-commerce store and we were lucky to go out and be tourists once a week! we were so determined it was hard to close our laptops and be present. once we all decided to work specific hours everything started to flow easier! now we come to work more motivated and excited.
b: do you have a favourite quote or mantra?
hb: “if you are depressed you are living in the past. if you are anxious you are living in the future. if you are at peace you are living in the present.” -lao tzu