Meet Our Team: Elena

We are going LIVE on Instagram on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Elena to hear about her tips for health and wellness. In this blog, learn about some of her favorite products that she uses for her at home regimen. A healthy lifestyle is the most important start to feeling your beauty from within!

Art is a vision of world through a kaleidoscope. An artist is a person who perceives the word though an artistic prism, who reveals the beauty of nature and transmits to the audience through her/his work. Art was always part of my life. Since I was a little girl, I loved painting. I was painting anywhere and everywhere. My passion of painting on a canvas suddenly transformed to painting on the walls, fence, house, pavement and even my father’s car. Thankfully, my parents we able to recognize my creative side and they helped me get into an art school. In 2008 I graduated Russian Art school with high honors. My dream was to become an architect, but life does not always go the way we want it to go. In 2012, I immigrated to the United States where I revealed a new world: the world of makeup. I remember walking into Sephora for the first time. I was mesmerized by the variety of products and brands. That day my love of makeup was born. I am a self-taught makeup artist. The majority of knowledge about makeup I have I acquired from watching YouTube tutorials and practicing on myself or my friends. Since 2014, I have been working in the beauty world. The beauty industry is very dynamic and fast growing. I always try to be up to date with new techniques and products. I frequently attend in-person or online professional makeup artist master classes for the professional growth. I might be biased because of where I grew up, but I especially prefer to take master classes from European makeup gurus.

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“Makeup should never be used to hide yourself. It should be used to enhance your natural beauty.” -Kira Carl.

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Mostly, I work with brides, bridal crews, and prom ladies. The makeup looks that I offer range from simple, soft glam, to full coverage smoky eye. I also love to work with colors and I always excited to experiment with different looks. My biggest pet peeves is a “cake face,” that is why I heavily focus on keeping skin as natural as possible, but at the same time flawless. I am a huge advocate of skincare because beauty begins from a glowing skin!

meet the team: elena

Join Elena on her Instagram LIVE on Saturday May 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM! Before then, read ahead for some information on Elena’s favorite wellness products that she will be discussing on Saturday along with her daily routine for staying healthy at home!

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

I drink apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning. I put one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and drink it 30 min-1 hour before a breakfast.  It contains acetic acid, amino acids and antioxidants. Also, acetic acid kills harmful bacteria in the body. Multiple researches have shown that apple cider vinegar can improve insulin sensitivity and help lower blood sugar. It also promotes weight loss. How? It suppresses your appetite and makes you feel fuller during the day. Apple cider vinegar is naturally acidic and contains antimicrobial properties. This means it can help improve the skin barrier and prevent infection.

  • Probiotic supplements

Since our food industry is far from being perfect we need to take some supplements to promote healthy vitamin balance in our body. I take prebiotic pills 60 Billion CFUs. Probiotics help with gut health and vaginal health for women. According to Harvard Medical school probiotics have been seen in the treatment or prevention of:

  • diarrhea
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • H. pylori (the cause of ulcers)
  • vaginal infections
  • UTI
  • recurrence of bladder cancer
  • infection of the digestive tract caused by Clostridium difficile
  • pouchitis (a possible side effect of surgery that removes the colon)
  • eczema in children
  • Kombucha Tea

First of all, it tastes amazing, but you have to be careful with the flavor choice. Certain flavors contain too much sugar. It helps boost metabolism, reduces inflammation, strengthen immune system, helps to boost cardiovascular health, aids in lowering blood sugar. It also full of prebiotics that are so good for your gut.

  • Spirulina Chlorella Supplements

Spirulina is a superfood! It is actually a type of algae, and one of the oldest life forms on earth.It is full of protein, antioxidants, amino-acids, vitamin B-12, iron, minerals, and chlorophyll. It contains all the essential amino-acids for the body, GLA and Omega -6 that promotes health boost. Chlorophyll helps detoxify the body. Spirulina has high amount of Vitamin K, which is essential fat-soluble vitamin the body needs for blood coagulation. Corella is similar to Spirulina in that it is micro-algae. Chlorella helps to remove heavy metals from the blood. High in chlorophyll, which promotes detoxification of harmful substances from the body. It is rich in Nucleic Acid, which helps protect our cells. High in Beta-Carotene, which is a antioxidant that helps protect the body against free radicals, and promotes healthy skin and eyes.

  • B-12

It doesn’t matter what diet you follow, we all lack vitamin B-12, and the only way to boost it in our system is by taking a B-12 supplement. It helps with red blood cells formation and anemia prevention, supports bone health and prevents osteoporosis, reduces risk of macular degeneration (central vision), aids with mood stabilization and symptoms of depression, prevents loss of neurons (memory loss), promotes energy boost, improves heart health supports healthy hair skin and nails.

  • Shilajit aka Mumijo

It is a sticky back substance that is found primarily in the rocks of the Altai Mountains in Siberia, Russia. It is rich in fulvic acid, a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may also protect against free radicals and cellular damage. As a result, regular use of shilajit may contribute to longevity, a slower aging process, and overall better health. It contains over 84 vitamins and minerals.

  • Halo Beauty Hair, Skin and Nails Booster supplement

This hair, skin and nail supplement is like nothing else! It is really works. After 2 months of taking it, I noticed significant hair growth. My hair and skin are glowing. Also, my hair became very soft. This product promotes thick hair growth, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, supports collagen and keratin production, promotes strong and healthy nails, and it contains anti- gray fighting enzymes. 

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Make sure you join us LIVE on Instagram on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM with Elena to learn more about all of these products and how she incorporates them into her health and wellness routine!

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