Super from Inside, Out

Hello there again everyone! Remember how I said I would be walking in Richmond’s Fashion Week? Well that took place the week before, and I thought I’d do a little recap of the shenanigans. So let’s jump right in, shall we?

So begin the long days...

Beauties all bundled up in the tent that was put up for the finale show.

Inspiration boards and look books made many appearances.

And so did some tasty meals throughout the week…

Spaghetti squash with roasted brussels and chickpeas.

I had stumbled upon this recipe on Susan’s blog awhile ago, and I thought it was a great way to use spaghetti squash. Susan makes an interesting point about this wondrous squash, “Spaghetti squash tastes like–surprise!–squash, and if you sit down to a plate of it expecting to bite into a forkful of angel hair, you’re going to be disappointed.  But if you’re expecting lightly sweet squashy flavor in fun-to-eat strands of gold, you’ll love spaghetti squash in general and this recipe in particular.” Exactly why I wasn’t too crazy about this squash because I had only prepared it the same way I would eat pasta.

I took her suggestion and added some almonds.

This tasted so satisfying, and shed a new light on spaghetti squash. Two things actually in this dish that I’ve had to give a second chance to… brussels sprouts and now spaghetti squash.

Ive also been inspired by my roommate.

She cook a lot with coconut milk, and one day I had to exclaim how wonderful the kitchen smelled! She told me all she did was cook her vegetables in coconut milk with a bit of Bragg’s. So the next time I sautéed some kale and chickpeas, I added those other two simple ingredients and had myself a very tasty meal.

And I when I saw the words "cookies for dinner" I was immediately intrigued.

 These Trail Mix Cookies were a bit of an adventure for me. I had never actually cooked with buckwheat groats or tried buckwheat anything for that matter. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can really change it up to your liking, and they’re gluten-free for those who have sensitivities. You can make whatever signature trail mix cookies you dream up! The texture of these is really nice too because it’s moist and has crunchy bits as well.

Cooking this reminded me of when my grandma in the kitchen.

There are certain things like butternut squash soups or boiling milk that remind me of her. Green lentils are another thing that bring me back there. I just cooked some lentils with basmati rice, onions, and garlic in water. Then added random seasonings and sea salt to taste. When everything was almost done cooking I added the diced carrots and green beans. One thing that I don’t like is an overcooked vegetable. I actually don’t even really mind if I find a strand of hair in my food. I just take it out and it’s not a big deal. I mean we have hair on our heads and sometimes one may fall out. Now that I got sidetracked on to the topic of hair, we should get back to the fashion week recap.

Hair!

And makeup!

Incredible makeup might I add.

It was also fun to dress up for events.

Little details

Everyone looked especially beautiful the night of the screening of the films for a contest they were holding.

A really special place.

Byrd Theatre was built in 1928 as one of the Nations’s Grand Movie Palaces, and every Saturday night the Mighty Wulitzer Organ gets played before the movie starts!

And look who flew up here to support her one and only!

Silly moments...

Mixed in with vogue ones as well.

Ah yes there was a lot of vogueing.

And pose!

I was so happy to see that my other lovely lady came to the finale!

And of course this lovely lady too! She played such a key role in putting this whole special week together.

At the end of the night of the finale I was ready to come home to my little munchkin.

And get my fresh face on...

Super fresh!

Luckily, this package came in the mail just in time.

What goodies awaited me?

I know many of you have heard the term “super foods” to describe some foods that have natural properties that work wonders for the body. Maybe some of you have also heard of the renowned Dr. Perricone. He recently launched a new skincare line called Super that’s geared towards prevention, and combines the principles of food + science. I know I have mentioned ayurveda on my blog frequently, and I full-heartedly believe that we can find incredible medicinal properties in food. Remember when I was eating very liver-friendly foods over the summer to help my skin? Well, Super takes the foods that are known to have properties that help the skin, and uses them to inspire these wonderful products. Not to mention, the packaging is so vibrant (and eco-friendly!)! Kind of like the food I make, don’t you think?

Yes, please.

The day after the finale show my eyes felt so heavy.

And suddenly they felt more awake!

The first cream I decided to try out was their Bright-Eyed cream, and my eyes felt so refreshed afterwards. Usually they feel puffy and dim in the morning, but now that I’ve been using this cream they really do feel bright. So I can greet people not just with a bright smile, but also with eyes just as bright!

Then I went out and sported the cute tote I was also sent.

Oh and that big green apple? Did you guys know the green apples actually help fight blemishes? “Quercetin is a fortifying flavonoid that helps prevent eruptions and helps calm red, irritated and sensitive skin.” Since I have problems with my skin every once in awhile I thought I’d incorporate green apples into my diet.

So far so good!

Especially with hemp seeds toasted with sea salt.

You can find their products at Sephora, or one of their two flagship stores. Also, they will be going live with their site very soon so definitely keep an eye out for it, and I’ll be letting you guys know how the products are working for me. So far I feel like I’m nourishing my skin like never before without following a stressful regimen. Not to mention, they smell delicious, which is a very special treat for a food lover like me hehe. I’m just so excited to see the philosophy of food + science making its mark in the beauty world. Actually, I have a feeling that Super is going to be a part of a lot of people’s best beauty secrets. Secrets that, of course, you can share!

What nourishing foods have helped you with your outer-radiance?

18 thoughts on “Super from Inside, Out

  1. i love how much you cook!!! brussel sprouts + spaghetti squash are two of my favorite veggies, so ill def have to try out that recipe!

    looks like you have been really busy, but im sure fashion week is such a thrill! you look beautiful – amazing make up!

  2. Katrina, you look absolutely gorgeous in all of those photos!
    I’m jealous of your new skin-care products, but I believe any whole, nourishing foods can do great for your inner and outer beauty at the same time. I like drinking hot glass of water with lemon in the morning (followed by coffee, though lol) – I “want” to believe it’s beneficial to my body :)
    Oh, and darn I used the last bit of my spagetti squash few days ago. I have regular pasta and the other ingredients though, so I might give that combo a try!

    • Oh thank you, Stephanie :) I do the same with the hot water and lemon! Even at restaurants hehe. If you do try that recipe let me know what you think! I really enjoyed it, and it basically reintroduced me to spaghetti squash.

    • I haven’t tried their cleanser yet, but I will be soon! So far out of the products I’ve tried I really love them all. Especially the moisturizers. I have a hard time finding a good one (don’t we all), but these feel light, smell wonderful (but not in a perfumed way), and actually make a difference. If you do try the cleaner or any of the other products let me know what you think!

  3. Oh my gosh, you look STUNNING!!!!!!! I can’t imagine there was a more beautiful model there than you. :)

    What a fun experience and I’m so happy you were able to take part. I love that dress. You don’t get to keep it do you? That would be amazing.

    I love Spaghetti Squash but I think it’s mainly because I really don’t like pasta. I’m the one who makes the pasta sauce to go over a plate of veggies and leaves out the spaghetti so the squash is perfect for me. But I definitely don’t think it tastes like pasta, again the reason why I love it so much.

    • Thank you so much girlie! It was such a fun time, although I am glad to have a bit more for free time though lol. You’ll definitely be hearing more about them, love :D

  4. That spaghetti squash looks awesome and so do the trail mix cookies!! I’m going to look up the recipe. Also that eye makeup is insaaane and I love the asymmetrical dress! Such a fun post!! I didn’t know that about green apples but yay :)

  5. You are sooooo pretty !! I love that pic of you with the crazy butterfly-eye makeup! :) I’m so happy to have found your blog, and that spaghetti squash dish looks great! Can’t wait to read more:)

  6. Oh love!

    You looked AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!! You were made for fashion! I am in love with your eye make up, its amazing! How fun! U looked amazing and how sweet your mom flew in! Your mom is just a wonderful mommy, I know this already, and how nice she got to be there to support her beautiful and sweet daughter! I just think that is great she did that!

    I heard about that skincare line on sephora! Heard its good, and I love the bag! so cute! Look at you and your sexy legs rocking the shorts and boots! love it!

    Love you and I need you in my life more, your comments always uplift me!

  7. You are beautiful Miss Katharina!!! I love the vogue shots. :)

    I saw that skin care line a while back at Sephora and was intrigued, especially by the O-mega moisture with Chia. I’d love to try it out!

  8. Oh what fun!!! I love the funky makeup! Aren’t runway shows a whirlwind? There’s so much build up and hurry-up-and-wait situations, and then you’re on the runway for seconds! It’s supah fun!

    You = so modelly.

    That skincare line looks exquisite! I need to hunt it down and give it a go! And that adorable bag!

    Hope your week is off to a fab start, my love! xo

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