Beauty & Wellbeing Routine: Lisa and Candice from My Kitchen Rules!

First up, briefly tell us a little bit about yourself!

We are a Mother and Daughter team representing WA on the television show My Kitchen Rules for 2013. We grew up in the Southwest and have been cooking for our family and friends our whole lives using fresh, homegrown produce.

We enjoy a healthy lifestyle of going to the gym together, cooking our own healthy versions of restaurant meals and shopping, where we source out mix and match outfits for our cooking demonstrations! We love vivid colours such as reds, yellows, sapphire blue and coral and create outfits that compliment us together as a mother daughter duo. (Sometimes we accidently buy the same outfits!)

Mum and I are both High School teachers of Information Technology and mum teaches voice and is a trained singer and I teach dance, piano and am a trained Flamenco Dancer. Mum and I have put on a number of shows in which mum sings, I dance and our family accompany on musical instruments. Our last show was a fundraiser called “Flamenco Love” a cabaret style performance in which audience members watched our live performance while sipping on Sangria! Mum and I have both been crowned “Busselton Festival Queen” as a part of the Festival of Busselton.

We are currently working on a project that involves healthy gourmet cooking demonstrations with a twist “Themed Cooking Demo's with a Difference”! We are developing shows in which we chose a theme. say “Spanish”, then we hold a cooking demonstration on that theme such as Healthy Paella and then mum will sing a little bit of Spanish and I will Flamenco dance! So a cooking demo with a bit of a performance attached!

Tell us about your daily beauty routine.

Exercise, healthy meals, singing and dancing, laughter and plenty of water is our beauty routine! We also like to use Dove body wash instead of soap and make sure to remove all makeup before going to sleep!

What's the one beauty treatment you can't live without? And your favourite place to have it done?

Mum and I like to get together and give each other pedicures and manicures while we have a good catchup!

Who do you trust with your hair in Perth, and why? Regular trips to our favourite hairdressers at “Hair Freedom” in North Perth is a treat! The guys there really know how to deal with curly hair! We send the whole family there!

Favourite budget / at home beauty treatment?

Mum bought me a Shellac nail kit for my birthday now we shellac our nails all the time!

Your three, absolutely cannot live without, favourite products?

Both Candice and I cannot live without Max Factor “Miracle Tough” foundation in Natural, Garnier Roll-on “Anti-dark circles” stick, Maybelline “The Falsies” mascara!! I also want to mention that I am a fan of Estee Lauder “Resiliance Lift”.

Do you have any secret tips you use to keep looking / feeling great?

We follow a nutritious and healthy diet which limits carbs, fats and sugars, we are currently working on creating our own cooking demonstrations in which we show people how to cook gourmet meals healthily (such as reducing fats and sugars and using healthy alternatives). We want to teach and create an awareness to people that you can still have tasty gourmet restaurant meals that are healthy. We also exercise regularly and drink lots of water! Spending time with family and friends is really important to us and for our well-being! Our little silky terrier dog “Shibbi” also is our de-stressor!

What beauty treatment/ wellbeing activity would you love to try but haven't yet?

Candice and I would love to spend a day at an organic beauty spa!

Describe a typical day of eating for you.

Candice and I follow a healthy protein and veggie style diet which consists of Oatbran porridge or pancakes for breakfast, lunch of quark, cottage cheese, tuna, healthy meats and salad. We both love Beef Carpaccio, fish ceviche and fresh Japanese cuisine! We love Aussie BBQ's with rump steak, marinated chicken, our “prawn and mushroom cassoulet”, fish with herbs and lemon and the occasional lamb cutlet served with fresh salad, vegies from our family gardens finished with yoghurt, fruit or homemade lemon sorbet! Mum and I drink lots of water, herbal teas and skim milk smoothies! And always avoid processed foods!

♥ Our dog Shibbi!

Describe your fitness routine.

Mum and I attend the gym as much as we can and are always active whether it be doing water sports, going for walks with our dog or generally being outdoors! Exercise is important for healthy bodies and minds!

Do you take part in any alternative therapies or take supplements? If so, discuss.

I believe that a healthy mind and body is the key to a happier lifestyle. Mum sings and I dance often which keeps us happy!

How many hours sleep do you usually get each night? Do you have any bedtime rituals or tips to help you get a great nights sleep?

Mum and I are night owls. We get most of our important work done during the night! Our favorite pastime at night is researching healthy alternatives to recipes! We try and get 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

How do you like to relax? What are your favourite ways to de-stress?

We relax doing what we love best healthy cooking, singing, and dancing around with our friends and family!

Thanks to Lisa & Candice for taking time out of their busy schedule to share their routine with us!

Be well,