Rituals - Larissa Thomson


Founder of ONDA Beauty

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My first ritual of the morning is...

"Coffee. I know this is maybe not what you thought but I love my coffee and I am very specific about it :) Then I drink a tall glass of water with The Beauty Chef's Hydration, Glow and Collagen all together. It taste great and has all the pre and probiotics I need plus more. Then I try to meditate, though it doesn't always happen in the morning, so I then try to carve out another time of day even if it’s only 10 min.

Heading into the bathroom, I generally switch up my cleanser depending on what my skin needs and what mood I am in but right now I am loving Dr. Alkaitis Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser, Goop’s Luminous Melting Cleanser and May Lindstrom's Pendulum Potion. I first I splash my face with cold water to reduce any puffiness then I cleanse. I try to cleanse using circular motions with my hand for as close to a minute as possible. This will help increase circulation. I remove the cleanser with either a muslin cloth or a Halo cleansing pad. Next I use a mist either Marie Veronique's Pre and Probiotic Daily Mist or May Lindstrom's Jasmine Garden Mist to add hydration and open up pores to better receive the benefits of any serums that follow. After patting it a bit with my fingers I like to use a good serum. Theses days I am using Marie Veronique's C, E and Ferulic or Joanna Vargas Daily Serum. Both are like food for the skin increasing cell turnover, boosting collagen, keeping pores clear and brightening. I press gently into my skin with finger tips again trying not to rub.

Finally, I use a face oil for hydration and nourishment. Right now I am all about Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum which I use as my face oil. At this point my skin should be pretty dewy and glowing. I follow up with Marie Veroniques tinted sunscreen, Olio e Osso #5 lip balm on lips and cheeks and if I'm in the mood Kjaer Weis mascara which in my opinion is the best. Then I am ready for the day. The whole routine is under 5 min. Even though it doesn't sound like it."


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Whether a morning meditation or afternoon cup of tea, the rituals we practice serve us more than we realize. They are our life’s bookends, moments we rely on and enjoy. For mamas especially, these small ceremonies are what gets us through the day. At A Wild Dove, we are so inspired by rituals, that we’ve asked some of our favorite mamas to share their smallest, most celebrated acts that help them feel their best.