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Hi, friends, I’m Melissa! I am a Mama Bear, DIY’er, and a licensed esthetician/makeup artist. If you have spent any time reading my blog, you will probably also know how important creating a safe, non-toxic home is to me!
One of our family’s solutions to having safer products at home has been to DIY them. And for a while, we did a fantastic job handcrafting almost all of our cosmetics and toiletries! BUT… Although making natural products can be a very practical, safe, and affordable option for some things, I eventually started to realize that I wasn’t actually getting all of our DIY’s done.
I was becoming frumpy.
Yeah. Remember this picture from one of my tell-all blog posts? (Note the baby spitting up, my toddler falling off the bed, and me with bed head at midday… again! Hey, it was my #reallife, y’all!)
My hands were too full. I couldn’t keep up with the ever growing “To Make” list, but I was scared to go out and buy just any “non-toxic” product off the shelf knowing what a joke the beauty regulations and standards in America are. If I didn’t have time to whip up my own mascara, I certainly didn’t have time to research all of the “natural” ones for their safety or performance either.
So instead of making or buying safer products, we just started going without them, and thus the frumpiness started to set in. WOOPS. That wasn’t supposed to happen!!
I needed an EASY answer. I needed products that I could trust to be safe and high performing EVERY TIME, without me having to research ingredients or do any work.
I remembered hearing about Beautycounter at a green bloggers conference the year before. Beautycounter is a newer beauty brand with the mission of getting safer products into the hands of everyone. I had heard all about the beauty laws in America, which ban only 11 harmful ingredients from being used in skincare, and how Beautycounter had put that number to shame with their own list of 1500 questionable ingredients that they will never use! I knew about their incredibly high standards for testing the safety of every other ingredient before using it, and their commitment to ongoing research to ensure their products would always be as safe as possible.
Are these high standards sounding good to you? Because they sure sounded great to me, especially in my frumpy, can’t-do-it-all-anymore state!
As I did more research, I also found out that celebrity makeup artist, Christy Coleman, had joined the Beautycounter team and was desining their cosmetics to be high performing, and using colors and shades that would compliment every skin tone.
High performing products.
Complimentary to all skin tones.
I didn’t have to research or DIY anything.
AND… there were discount programs available.
I wanted in. OBVIOUSLY.
Thankfully, my frumpy revelation couldn’t have come at a better time. It was just days before my 30th birthday, so I asked some family members to buy me Beautycounter as a present.
MY FRIENDS. It has been almost 6 months since I first tried out Beautycounter, and all I can say is, “GLORY, doesn’t 30 look good?!” 😉 In all seriousness though, I am regularly using safer products that work as well as toxic ones I used to buy from department stores. I have an entire line of safer skincare, body care, hair care, baby/kid care, cosmetics, etc… that I can shop without having to first research or labor over an ingredients list for.
I found my easy answer and it works SO STINKIN WELL!
My Favorite Beautycounter Products
Now for the fun part… let’s look at a few of the products! I can honestly say that I have loved every single Beautycounter product that I have ever used, which is the only reason I’d ever even consider endorsing an entire line to you! Their makeup is far more “Sephora-ish” than any other natural or safe types of cosmetics I have tried.
My top 3 skincare items are…
Jojoba beads gently + effectively exfoliate the skin, while coconut oil and aloe hydrate + nourish it.
Green tea, coconut oil, and charcoal detoxify + absorb impurities in the skin without drying it out. Can be used on face and body.
Pure plant oils moisturize + boost skin’s radiance, while creating balance in combination skin. Can be used as a moisturizer, or added to moisturizer or foundation.
And the top 3 makeup items that I use every day are…
Blends effortlessly + smooths skin while reducing appearance of fine lines. You decide coverage level by how + how much you apply.
Day-to-night blush + eyeshadow palette that compliments all skin tones. Porcelain flower extract contains anti-oxidants and moisturizes + delivers a luminous effect.
Long-wear shine, color, and moisture without the stickiness! Nine amazing shades to choose from that compliment all skin tones.
So maybe you are interested in trying out Beautycounter, but you are hesitant to cough up a bunch of your hard earned $$$$$ for new products that you may or may not like. I GET IT. TOTALLY. It took me months of slowly adding things in to build up my collection, and I still use some other natural or DIY products too.
Think about the items you currently use that are the most “toxic” or potentially harmful and consider swapping those out first.
A great tool to use is the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database, that rates the safety of many products and brands available on the market. (Every Beautycounter product scores between a 0-2 on their database, which is great news!!)
Replace other products as you run out of them.
Sure, treat yourself to an extra bit of makeup or something else you’d like to try if you’d like, but what I am saying is that it is ok to start slowly and bring items in as needed. Even baby steps toward making our homes and personal environments safe are worthwhile and make a big difference!
5 Ways You Can Save Money On Beautycounter
& Score Free Stuff
Love a good deal? Meeeeeeeeeee toooooo! And that is why I want to strive hard to give them to you. Here are 5 great ways to save cash while still getting safer, high-performing products into your life:
I will be regularly offering tips, tricks, and tutorials on all kinds of safer/natural beauty, as well as posting exclusive giveaways and perks for Beautycounter products that will only be offered to our group members.
Similar to the Facebook group above, my skincare email subscribers will receive tips, tricks, and giveaways centered around safer/natural beauty and Beautycounter, but they will come in the form of a monthly email newsletter.
(online through Facebook, or possibly in person if you are in the LA/Orange County area). I will do all of the work and supply everything needed. You just need to invite your friends and reep the rewards! Perks of hosting include 50% product discounts and free product(s)! Contact me for details.
Joining us as a consultant gives you a 25% discount on products and generous comepensation and rewards, all with a warm heart knowing that you are fighting for a worthwhile cause!! Whether you are interested in a very part-time connection or to make a career out of it, selling Beautycounter is the perfect option. We are a direct sales company, not an MLM, and do not have minimum monthly product purchases. You can contact me for more details, or click here to sign up.
NOTE: On the enrollment page you will need to select me as your mentor. Under the “Select a Different Mentor” heading, click on “Search by Consultant” and type in Melissa Coleman to find me!