“You must do things you think you cannot do.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
Some self disclosure, I am an insecure person. This at times holds me back from getting involved and doing things that I love or dare I say could be good at. It’s the fear of failing or being a failure. I will admit that I have gotten better about this, hence the creation of Pink Thoughts & Espresso Shots. Starting a Midwest Lifestyle and Fashion blog was a little/big dream of mine. I’m still figuring out this blogging thing but I’m proud of what I have accomplished so far. Progress;)
This brings me to the point of this blog post-Beautycounter. Never heard of it ??? Give me a few minutes and I’ll formally introduce you. And before you say that you don’t wear makeup, don’t need makeup, or simply don’t care-KEEP READING I PROMISE YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.
Let’s start with the mission of Beautycounter, “To get safer products into the hands of everyone.” Did you know that The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938. Fact. There are over 80,000 chemicals on the market, inside your skin care and cosmetics, that do not have any safety data on them. If you are like me you probably never gave it a second thought. You go to the store and pick up the stuff you need (and have been using for years most likely) never giving it a second thought. If the stores have it on their shelves it must be safe…. Right?? This is not always the case. It turns out the Food and Drug Administration allows these chemicals to be used in products. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, infertility, hormone disruption, and the list goes on. I had no clue this was the case. So, I’ve decided to slowly switch out my products for safer. It won’t happen overnight and that’s okay-it’s progress. I’m just so thankful that I know. I’ve been using Beautycounter products for the last 4-5 months. I use the Kids Bath Collection on my daughter and it’s been awesome with her sensitive skin- and it’s SAFE. I’ve used the charcoal bar and the essential nourishing collection and really do notice a positive difference in my skin. I’m very pleased with the performance of these products.
So I took a leap of faith. I decided to become a consultant for Beautycounter. I can honestly say I have NEVER EVER done anything like this in my life. And I was hesitant to add another thing to my to do list, but I believe in this mission. The goal for me is simple-I want better for myself, my daughter, my family and friends, and the United States. I want people to have safe products to use. We deserve better.
If you are interested in the products and want to learn more about Beautycounter- click on the link below. I’m always here for questions and if I don’t know the answer I will get it for you ASAP:)
Pink Thoughts & Espresso Shots xoxo
Disclaimer- If you decide to purchase anything from the link below I will receive some financial compensation, as I am a consultant for Beautycounter. The factual information above can be found on the Beautycounter website and is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
Snapshots of some of our awesome products!!