Last year was a rough one for my family and myself. Not only was I in a horrible car accident but I had two people very close to me with cancer, one of which we lost last August to breast cancer and one that we lost last month ago to brain cancer.
While I was healing I was making sure I was eating correctly, I was taking all the vitamins I could, getting the exercise that my body could handle day to day, cleaning with non toxic cleaning products and what I hadn't ever been thinking of is what I'm putting on my body. I had been thinking about my kids in that way, they only wore Honest diapers growing up and used Honest body products but I hadn't thought about my own skin and products. One of my friends started posting about how she had switched to safer beauty products and body products for herself and that the products were actually amazing.
Now I LOVE makeup. It is my favorite thing to shop for and I absolutely love getting all dolled up to go out to dinner. I was the girl who would never leave the house without makeup until probably about 5 years ago when I was finally comfortable in my own skin. So I was pretty skeptical about buying makeup online without ever trying it but my friend told me if you hate it they will refund any open item just because you don't like it. Well, she didn't lie. For my first purchase bought the Flawless in Five set which included six safer products: Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation, Touchup Skin Concealer Pen, Color Define Brow Pencil, Volumizing Mascara, Satin Powder Blush and Lip Gloss. I also purchased their eyeliner, a charcoal bar, and the charcoal mask. OMG did I love everything except the mascara. I have blonde eyelashes and it just didn't coat my lashes enough to make them dark enough for my liking but everything else I loved. I loved it so much I made another purchase to clean out my husband's products buying the daily body wash, shampoo and conditioner and then trying out the kids body wash, shampoo and conditioner!
I kept trying out new products and my friend who originally told me about Beautycounter told me that I should become a consultant purely to get the discount because of how many products I had been purchasing. I kind of ignored her for a couple of days because I am not one to want to sell things. I was going through this major body recovery, was going to go back to my full-time corporate job in marketing at a big tech company in a couple of months and I didn't want to add consultant to that. But before I was about to make another purchase I decided why not, worst case I get a discount and get to try out products before other people. I was able to purchase things for my family with that discount and even had friends start asking me about safer beauty products.
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