BEAUTYCOUNTER

by Holly on September 21, 2016

If you already love Beautycounter, click here! If not, read on to learn why I do.

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I’ve been using natural products for as long as I can remember. The reason? Everything we put on our bodies is absorbed by our skin and enters our bloodstream. Many (MOST!) of the ingredients found in personal care products are toxic and linked to cancer, birth defects, infertility, etc. Very few have been tested for safety and even those that are known to be harmful are allowed to be used.

That simply is not ok.

At one point I was so strict about what I used, my rule was if I couldn’t eat it, I wouldn’t put it on my body. So there were many years of moisturizing with coconut oil, exfoliating with oatmeal, cleansing with honey.

As for cosmetics, while I was working full time as a model I was at the mercy of whatever the make-up artist used. On days off I would go make-up free. I really loved Chanel for the beautiful colors and sleek packaging and their adherence to European skin care guidelines (which are better than ours- In the U.S., only 11 ingredients are restricted or banned from cosmetics. The European Union (EU) bans 1,300 ingredients from cosmetics.) It was hard for me to switch to brands I could find at the health food store for obvious reasons- but I tried.

Enter BEAUTYCOUNTER.

Beautycounter is a line of personal care products- everything from baby care to luxurious skin care and beautifully packaged color cosmetics. They are a company devoted to progress and making the world healthier, by offering safe products we can trust.

I have been supporting The Breast Cancer Fund, Environmental Working Group and Healthy Child, Healthy World for many years and when you sign up to be a consultant with Beautycounter they donate $10 to one of these organizations.

On top of all of this, I’ve heard from many people how gorgeous their skin has become after using Beautycounter.

Safe and effective products, chic (yet recyclable!) packaging, support of meaningful charities. Everybody wins.

I am thrilled to be a consultant for Beautycounter and hope you will click here to browse the products and see for yourself how amazing this company is.

Please contact me with questions you have about any of the products, and stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY!

BEAUTY COUNTER

 

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Why I Noonday

by Holly on August 16, 2016

Have you seen Poverty, Inc.?

The whole documentary is an eye-opening look at the “business” of giving to poor countries. It is an important film to watch.

There’s an interesting segment on orphans, and how many of them end up in orphanages. Most aren’t orphans at all- many of them have at least one living parent who loves them and even visits them in the orphanage. They are there because the parents can’t provide basic needs for their beloved children, such as food and clothing, mostly because they don’t have jobs. It is a whole cycle of system of poverty and it is heartbreaking.

This is the main reason why I am a Noonday Ambassador and why Noonday is relevant on Integrative Mom.  Noonday provides jobs for artisans in developing countries so they are able to earn a living and keep the children they so love.

If you don’t know about Noonday, please watch this video for an introduction to what we are all about. (Watch for me- I’m wearing a tight fitting black dress that gloriously showcases my last baby bump!)

noonday trunk show

The new fall collection is out now, so check it out. And if you’re in the market for a new bag or any gifts as we head into fall please consider shopping from Noonday!

I also have quite a few items left in my sample sale which you can see here.

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The Best Thing I Packed In My Hospital Bag

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What Baby Needs

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What To Pack in Your Hospital Bag

February 21, 2016

There is a lot of prep going on over here as we anticipate baby number 3’s arrival. Some say pack your hospital bag by 35 weeks and have it in the car…I am almost 39 weeks, am packing it now and want to share what I am packing. Here are my absolute must haves for […]

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