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Lightning Round: Getting Personal with Tina Brodsky, Beauty Counter Consultant

Written by Lisa Malin

Photography by @BeautyCounter

My name is:

Tina Brodsky

I’m a:

Divorced mom of 3, Consultant at Beautycounter and Partner in a group that purchases real estate around the country.

My non-negotiable wellness habits:

Are healthy eating, regular exercise, getting my daily dose of inspiration, motivation, support and laughter.

For me, wellness means":

That my mind, body and spirit are in tune with one another and moving in the same direction.

I wake up each day at:

6:30am on weekdays and 7:30 or 8am on weekends.

My morning routine goes something like this:

I wake up, scrape my tongue (which I learned to do at an ayurveda retreat), spray rose water in my eyes (also learned to do at the retreat), drink a glass of water, have breakfast and walk my dog.

My morning beverage of choice is:

Water followed by a cup of coffee made in my Keurig.

I take my coffee:

With a splash of organic whole milk.

Go-to Breakfast:

My favorite raw protein bar - Raw Rev Glo OR homemade coconut chia pudding with berries OR a healthy blueberry banana muffin (I make a batch and freeze them for convenience).

Lunch is:

A salad made with lots of different raw and cooked veggies and some protein

I like to snack on:

Granny smith apples with almond butter OR plain greek yogurt with a splash of maple syrup and fresh berries


Photography by @BeautyCounter

Dinner is often:

Some variation of what I make for my kids. I often substitute in zucchini noodles or sauteed kale and roasted sweet potatoes.

I’m in bed by:

11:30pm (way too late).

My favorite way to get my sweat on is:

To spin or do warm yoga.

My go to skin care products are:

All from Beautycounter.  They’re a mission based company with the goal of getting safe products into the hands of everyone.  They create and sell luxury, high performance personal care products without the inclusion of toxic ingredients harmful to human health.   I love everything but swear by the Cleansing Balm (my nightly moisturizer and eye makeup remover in one), Nourishing Day Cream mixed with Plumpling Face Oil and Hydrating Body Lotion mixed with Rosemary Citrus Body Oil.

My regular skin routine includes:

Cleansing, applying a toner, serum, moisturizer mixed with oil and then a sunscreen (Beautycounter makes an amazing tinted moisturizer with a mineral based sunscreen).

My fav non-toxic beauty products are:

Beautycounter’s entire Countertime Anti-Aging CollectionPlumping Facial Oil and Citrus Rosemary Body Oil (to mix with moisturizer & body lotion), Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist, the very versatile Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm, Volumizing Mascara and my favorite shade of Sheer Lipstick

For me, self care means:

Nurturing my mind, body and spirit so that they are all in tune with each other and moving in the same direction. I LOVE a regular massage, reflexology, my favorite yoga class or walking my dog while listening to an inspiring talk or podcast.

On a Friday night, you can find me":

Out for dinner or drinks with friends OR at home relaxing with a good book or TV show while my kids entertain their friends.

Words to live by/life philosophy:

Discover your purpose (the reason that you were put on this earth) focus in on it, repeat it to yourself everyday and go after it. Stay in your own lane in life; the paths of others are already taken. Be grateful for everything that you have and are. Trust the universe and practice detached involvement, giving every effort your all but also realizing that you don’t control the ultimate outcome.

If I had known then what I know now, I would tell my younger self:

Don’t be afraid of failure. Try everything that you can. Act on your thoughts before they drift away and never materialize. Being successful in any undertaking is a delicate balance between contemplation and action.


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