Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Look out La Mer....

Look out La Mer...

Beautycounter's Countertime is officially here and it is our best skin care collection by far! In a recent review of the Countertime Collection in Women's Wear Daily, our Founder & CEO, Gregg Renfrew, is quoted as saying "For a long time if we won a beauty award, it's been 'the best of natural' or 'best of indie' category. We want to be the best of the best...With this launch we've delivered as good or better than all the anti-aging lines, minus the 1,600 harmful ingredients they continue to use. It's not that we are part of the clean beauty movement, we are the future of beauty."

For any of you who have been using our Rejuvenating line, you will be blown away by this upgrade. I have been lucky enough to use the new Countertime products for the past 2+ weeks and I see a visible difference in my skin! If you had tried Rejuvenating before but it didn't check the box for optimal hydration and performance for you, please give Beautycounter products another try with Countertime. One key point is that I'm well aware how much women love their Retinol. Here are a few reasons as to why it's important to break up with your Retinol for good!!
  • Retinol is on our Never List  because Beautycounter believes it is not worth taking the risk. Studies show that Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate can have harmful side effects, irritating the skin, damaging DNA and speeding the growth of skin tumors when used topically. 
  • Retinol also makes the skin sensitive to the sun's damaging rays. Did you ever wonder why your dermatologist recommends only using Retinol at night and washing it off before you are exposed to the sun?
  • Both the EU and Canada have restricted the use of Retinol because of its' evidence of danger to human health and the environment. But the good 'ol US of A allows Retinol to still be used primarily in moisturizers and anti-aging products.
  • With Countertime, Beautycounter has perfected a Retinatural combination that includes Bakuchiol & Swiss Alpine Rose as a clean alternative to Retinol but works even BETTER. This combo performs like Retinol by reducing fine lines, wrinkles and pore size as well as plumping the skin and firming the skin's texture but without any of the harmful effects.

These are the steps to the Countertime Collection:

1 - Cleanse (Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil $49): This oil removes makeup & other impurities without stripping essential lipids from the skin. Apply to the face dry and add warm water to lather and then rinse.

2 - PREP (Countertime Mineral Boost Hydrating Essence $59): Lightweight but deeply nourishing, this milky essence delivers nutrients to the skin's moisture barrier instantly boosting hydration and radiance. This is similar to the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence which is $185 for 5.4 oz but without  harmful ingredients like parabens. I had no idea if I was going to like this step and now this is the step I look forward to the most!

3 - TREAT (Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum $79): Increases skin's firmness & elasticity, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Who doesn't want/need that??

4 - PROTECT AM (Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream $79): This velvety revitalizing cream improves skin's barrier function and boosts hydration. A daily essential - trust me!

5 - PROTECT PM (Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream $89): If you've felt like the Rejuvenating Night cream was not rich enough for you, you want to give this one a whirl! It will supercharge your beauty sleep by supporting elasticity and visibly firming & smoothing skin's texture. This is the one closest to La Mer without the harmful ingredients (or the heavy price point!)

6 - DON'T FORGET THE EYES (Countertime Ultra-Renewal Eye Cream $69): Dab underneath the eye to help with hydration, decrease the appearance of dark circles and puffiness and brighten the eye area. I'll take all of those!!

The entire line is sold as a Collection at a 10% savings for $382 ($424 value).  The new gorgeous glass packaging is more sustainable and better for our overall carbon footprint.  Also, there is 15% more product than was offered with Rejuvenating so it's a much better value. If you want to try before you buy, please reach out. I am happy to meet local clients so you can see and feel and smell the products and see how amazing they are for yourself. For long distance users, I will have samples available to mail hopefully by August. I am so excited about this launch and can't wait for you all to experience the amazing Countertime!

***thank you to Dana Friedman for the awesome inspo!

Monday, April 8, 2019

NEW!!!! Weekly Social Media Style Round-Up

Hey Guys!!  It's been a minute since my last post, but if you follow me on Facebook and Insta you know I've been posting away....
I'm thinking I am going to start a weekly social media round-up post to make it easy for you to find everything that I have posted throughout the week in one spot...what do you think???

Hey! You know what to do right??? Click on the thumbnail!
First up....
this jumpsuit was a hughe hit! So many of you loved it and thanks to my friend Nicole for the heads up!

These amazing camo pants...

Next up for all of those college bound or camp bound kiddos, these water draining, antimicrobial shower flip flops are a MUST!! Def buying more than 1 pair!

Did you hear me RAVING about this gorgeous Transforming Duo Box set??? Perfect for Mother's Day or for your daughters Easter basket or for yourself....but these sell out super fast so grab it while you can!

These super chic slides...under $60

I mean this Zara dress!

I'm having a Bottega moment I don't own one but I am obsessing over this clutch!

these leggings

these bike shorts!!

this easy breezy jumpsuit

My FAVORITE $10 jeans!!!!!

These 2 dresses

And......these $10 slides! I bought pink and orange

Ok that's about it! I'm going to try to keep up on this social media round-up....what do you think??   Are we digging this!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Better Beauty

So as many of you know, I recently became a consultant for Beautycounter! Yay!!!!

Now I'm not someone who eats organic and gluten free and uses natural products...I'm more the candy eater and buy whatever from the drugstore kinda girl...

With that being said I have been using only Beautycounter products for the last 3 months and I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. Yes I still have wrinkles and sun spots because all the products in the world can't erase years of sun damage, but they are minimizing, and my skin is clearer and...and...I can't describe just looks better.

It's funny people make such a point of  giving their family organic milk, and fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef and cage free eggs, because we are so worried about hormones and pesticides but when it comes to skin care and cosmetics it's a free for all...

Did you know that the US has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients in personal care products since 1938???  Over the last twenty years the European Union has banned almost 1400 chemicals in personal care products and has restricted the levels of over 250 more products...the United Stated has only partially banned 30...meanwhile here in the US cancer, asthma, infetitlity are all on the rise...due in part to the toxins we are exposes ourselves too.

So it's baby steps for me...and switching to Beautycounter has been my first step to safer beauty and I have loved it every step of the way...I truly do love the products...they feel good...they smell good... they make my skin look good...and best of all they are good for me!

everyone is always asking me what my favorite Beautycounter products are so here is a roundup of everything I have been loving and using everyday!

i have talked about this limited edition lipgloss trio since it was released...if you love a nude gloss you will love this set, but grab it because it won't be around is on sale for $29.40 for 3 are getting 3 for the price of 1!!

ok i use this Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation as a concealer...a little goes a long way
Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser...I have this next to my sink and in the shower my skin has never been clearer!
Bare Shimmer Lipgloss is my go to everyday lipgloss... the Cleansing Balm I use this 1x a week as a mask, I slather it on and sleep with it...a little goes a long way, you can also use it as a daily cleanser, use it on dry cuticles it is a multi-tasker (i linked the travel size because it is on the pricey side and a little goes a long way but it does come in the full size too)
Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage, this is a Best Seller, I love this and use this everyday! If you want full coverage this is NOT for you, this gives you a sheer dewy coverage, I use #2 but almost feel like i could do #3 too...
Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment a must if you have teens in your house!
Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream I use this day & night
Love this Overnight Resurfacing Peel and it's another Best Seller! It does have a funky smell but you will love the way your skin looks in the morning! (also comes in a travel size and is part of this great set!)
Retractable Foundation Brush the perfect brush to have in your arensal
Another Best Seller the Volumizing this mascara!
I typically wash my face everynight but have these Makeup remover Wipes on hand as back up...another Best Seller!!
This Bronze Glow Illuminating Cream Highlighter for those nights that I want a little more than just my bronzer
Radiant All Over Bronzer in Dune the perfect bronzer for everyday
Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion this is my daily adapts to your skins moisture levels throughout the day
No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil hands down one of my favorite products, I use it day and night...LOVE
and lastly...Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream every night...

If you want to know the toxicity levels of your products a great website is EWG Skin Deep...rates over 80.000 personal care products

Learn more about Beautycounters mission to get safer products in the hands of everyone here

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