So Gregg, the CEO and Girl Boss badass of Beautycounter, believes that safer beauty is best shared person to person. Introduce me, THE CONSULTANT. Signing up as a Consultant was a no brainer… hellllooo discount. I really had no intention of “selling” the product. Ya, it would be a nice perk if it happened but truthfully, I don’t have a ton of extra time right now. (PS I am one course away from being a Real Estate Salesperson! Whoo!)
With some encouragement I decided to host a social. I was totally skeptical about it. I think my friends were too. It just felt so weird ‘selling’. I stocked up on wine and snacks and invited the ladies over for a masking party and it ended up being such a fun night!
(SO MUCH FUN I DIDN’T TAKE A SINGLE PHOTO)
I also realized something, for me, it wasn’t at actually about selling make-up and skin care. It was about educating my friends about what we are putting on our skin and our bodies… and our babies bodies. I didn’t realize how passionate I had become about safer beauty until I really got talking about it.
My colleague recommended this app and now I use it for everything. Go download it!
EWG (The Environmental Working Group) is a third party, non-profit organization. Their mission, “to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment”. It seriously has changed my life. Although, I am now obsessively plugging everything into the app and it’s not pretty.
Healthy living has focused so much on fitness and food; so many of us neglect to consider what we are putting on our bodies. FACT: Our skin is our largest organ. FACT II: The liver is the largest internal organ… I can’t decide if this makes me feel better or worse about my wine consumption…
There is so much to learn and I am slowly soaking it all in. It’s not easy, maybe it would be if I were a biochemist. I do have this handy tool: The Never List. I get it, comparing labels to lists is
painful impossible… especially at a busy drugstore with two toddlers running circles around you, pushing products into and off of the shelves. Enter the EWG app, scanning labels is much easier. (Even easier, I just buy Beautycounter… all products have a green rating in the app.)
Ok, this is starting to feel “sales-ey”, it’s really not meant to! Swear. Just please think about what you’re putting on your body and make changes where you can. I am slowly switching to safer, although I will continue to shellac my nails whenever possible… nobody’s perfect. I hope to continue to share what I have learned on the blog, I’ll keep it simple and if you want more info, you can go to the website. 🙂
Guys, I drank the Kool-Aid and my skin has never been happier.