Join Beautycounter in April, get great rewards!

 

If you’ve been thinking about joining Beautycounter for a while now, April is definitely the month to do so! Becoming a Beautycounter Consultant is so much more than great products (they are really great), it’s about sharing information and working towards a larger goal of safe products for everyone. The way I see it, we are voting with our dollars. Every purchase we make has an impact! When you purchase Beautycounter you are standing up for safe products and industry regulation! By sharing our mission as a Beautycounter Consultant, you are helping to create change in the beauty industry while sharing amazing products and helping people get great skin all with safe ingredients first and foremost!

If you join Beautycounter in the month of April for $80 (seriously amazing deal to start your own business) and you sell 500 QV plus recruit another consultant and they also hit 500 QV you will earn a Colour Portfolio and also get a $100 product credit! This is a huge incentive and one that you don’t want to miss! This is in addition to the regular perks of being a consultant which include a sweet product discount and the ability to earn commissions on anything you sell!

JOIN HERE

There is no time like the present! Join my team today! This incentive is on for the month of April so the sooner you get started, the better!

http://www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/join/

Beautycounter’s Flawless Face Set

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Um, yeah, this is freaking amazing! Are you looking for makeup that is luxurious, works and has no toxic or harmful to human health ingredients? Then, you seriously need to get on this deal. It is AMAZING and these prices cannot be beat! Get it while supplies last!

Order here: http://www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/flawless-face-set.html

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A refined, even complexion is easy to achieve with the Flawless Face Set. Our Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and even skin tone. Pick your colour from eight shades, each uniquely formulated with cleaner ingredients to suit a range of skin tones. Build your ideal coverage with the Retractable Foundation Brush, then dust Mattifying Powder to set makeup, absorb shine, and reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. Leaves skin smooth with a natural finish and no white residue.

*Complete Your Look with the Touchup Skin Concealer Pen at a special value of $30 with your Set purchase.

Set Includes:

  • Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation (value $51)
  • Mattifying Powder (value $45)
  • Retractable Foundation Brush (value $43)
  • Pouch (value $32)

(value $171)

Price:

$118

A little 2016 reflection and some everyday inspiration

IMG_3226Instead of writing a typical “New Year, New Me” type post, I thought I would share a little bit of a reflection on 2016 and some things that inspire me daily!

Well, where do I begin? 2016 was an amazing year and a feel extremely blessed. Early in the year we welcomed a new life into our family. Gabrion Marley was born a healthy baby boy in February and life obviously hasn’t been the same since. It has been a truly wonderful year and I am so grateful to be in Canada where we are privileged to have a one-year maternity leave. This year has flown by in an instant and I honestly cannot believe that I am planning a one year old’s birthday party next month! So crazy! For each stage there has been excitement and sorrow. Happy sorrow, if that even makes sense, somehow it does to me.

He is now a walking, babbling, busy, going concern. He is so happy and cheerful and absolutely adores his older brother (my step son). I am truly blessed with how well pregnancy went, his birth, and we’ve had a smooth transition into motherhood with the typical challenges. I feel like I am living in a dream world but it truly has been a wonderful year. We were fortunate to do some travelling and spend lots of time together as a family. It’s been enjoyable so much so, that it has also been a complete blur. I wish I had written more things down to remember for years to come, but, I am sure I can deduce things from the literal million photos I’ve taken this year!

As I ready myself to go back to work, I am obviously a little sad but, I am excited. His first-year milestone is an exciting one and I feel ready to head back to work, grateful with the time we had to spend together as mommy and son bonding.  I would do the whole pregnancy and delivery again in a heart beat and I truly miss the little tiny baby stage. In my personal experience it has been a lot more challenging the more mobile he gets (I miss the baby cuddles and he is into absolutely everything).

He is my whole world! However, we don’t share many photos of him on social media and if I do it’s the back of his head or a hand and that’s it. Some people have found this a little strange but it is just where our comfort level is. I obviously want to share tons about him but something about it just doesn’t feel right to me in my core. It’s just my personal preference – just an aside in case you were wondering.

Obviously 2016, as any year, was not without it’s challenges. Being a mom is tiring! Also, I exclusively breastfed for six months and then introduced some solids through baby led weaning while still continuing to breastfeed a lot! At almost 11 months he is still breastfeeding and while as he gets bigger it gets more challenging, he basically lifts my shirt up now, it is still such a magical experience. The thing about breastfeeding is, he relied solely on me for nourishment which, is amazing, of course but it does leave you bound to his schedule and feeding times. I feel like am just now able to get a tiny glimpse of my freedom back and I think this has been the biggest challenge for me. I am a very active person and I love to be on the go. I take Gabrion out with me all the time but, sometimes it’s just nice to have your own personal time and that’s a challenge with all things considered!

2016 has changed me in many ways. I am proud of myself and the mom I am.

I am by no means perfect and I rely on a lot of people for help but I feel really content with life and I have more of a calm spirit about me in a lot of ways. Although, some things still make me want to pull my hair out overall, I feel like I have less anxiety than I did. I feel like everything else I worried about before was a small thing and nothing more matters now that I have become a mother.

I have had a number of favourite moments in 2016, first and foremost the birth of my child but there were many other memorable moments too! We took a trip to Vancouver and Vancouver Island in June! It was great to visit with family and visit Parksville where I spent my childhood summers! We had a lot of fun exploring on the beach!

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In December we visited Toronto! It was a wonderful trip and I was able to connect with some wonderful mommies from my Facebook Mommy Group, on a few occasions! A lovely lunch where we were so graciously welcomed by new friends and we were  also able to explore the Christmas Market in the Historic Distillery District! It was a brisk walk but definitely a lovely day! It’s amazing how connected we can become and how the internet has changed our world and we feel close to people we may never have met before. It was nice how effortless the conversations were and so nice for all of our babes to meet face-to-face.

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Photo cred: Ashely Eve Photography

That brings me to the second part of this post. I have found in the past year that I have been able to really connect with like-minded people and have been inspired by many different things to implement change in my own life. Here are a few things that really inspire me each and every day:

My child – yeah that one is pretty obvious. I love being a mom and it really is an amazing transformation. It’s amazing to experience life through the eyes of someone whom you’ve created and it is a feeling that is really hard to describe. It inspires me everyday to be a better person and to make constant and positive change in my life.

Instagram stories – okay, this one may seem extremely weird but, there are so many people doing so many interesting and creative things and documenting it on Instagram stories. I find so much inspiration through people’s lives and I am in awe of what some people accomplish. I think it challenges all of us to strive for what we want and to praise others for their accomplishments!

PlantsI love food. I love everything about food, especially plant-based food. I am trying more and more to challenge myself to eat a completely plant-based diet and to cut out dairy. It is amazing the food and flavour combinations you can create with plant-based ingredients.

Mom friends – People I’ve surrounded myself with inspire me every day too! My friend group has certainly shifted since becoming a mother. I still have lots of my long time friends but I have gained a plethora of new friends many of whom had their babies the same month! It’s nice to be surrounded by a great support group!

Beautycounter – In September, I decided to join Beautycounter and the mission was something that I had already aligned my values with. The company inspires me daily to strive for better and I am excited to share their amazing products.

My mom – My mom has always inspired me even through our many mother daughter differences but, becoming a mother myself has definitely shown me my own mother in a new light (something she always preached to me – “you’ll understand one day”).

Now that my random rambling is done, what inspires you daily? Share in the comments below! 

 

 

Why Beautycounter: Glowing Moments 2016

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I will be the first to admit that this “wholeistic” lifestyle/mommy blog of mine has been overrun with posts about Beautycounter in the last couple of months. It’s for good reason though as this brand of safe beauty products has been life changing for me. Not only have they improved my skin while being made of completely safe ingredients, Beautycounter has  offered me an opportunity to share my passion for safer products! This is an easy mission to share when these  products work so, so well.  It has also been a chance to earn an income as well, however I want that to look like! Not only does Beautycounter produce amazing products, their mission is to improve the industry as a whole and get safer products into the hands of everyone!

Beautycounter’s Mission

The whole experience has been so much fun and 2017 is going to be a great year! If you want more info on how to sign-up, check out this link:

http://www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/join/

Let’s make beauty better, together! 

Check out this video below for more information on what Beautycounter has accomplished this year! 

Beautycounter’s Luxurious Makeup Line

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Beautycounter, a conscious personal skin care brand that offers a luxurious line of skincare, makeup and other personal care products. Their mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.

This makeup is fabulous, especially their Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation. It’s light, hydrating while being completely full-coverage and safe! It actually feels good for my skin!

You can watch how to apply it here: 

I have been on the hunt for better personal care products for years!! I haven’t found anything that can compare to this line of products

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Some other notable items

Lip Sheer: Buttery sheer lipstick with build-able colour.

Lengthening Mascara: It is hard to find a quality mascara with less-harsh ingredients. Beautycounter has done it!

Lip Gloss: A safer and non-sticky alternative. Layer over lip sheer for a subtle shine and for extra moisture.

Mattifying Powder: This product is awesome! Wear it under foundation to soak in shine and oil and over foundation as a finishing touch and/or highlighter!

Matte Bronzer: The no.1 bronzer is very popular! Great for conturing and giving your skin that sun kissed glow (I know I need it)!