Holiday Wish List with Beauty Counter

The most wonderful time of the year is coming at us fast! And if you’re anything like me you’ve been planning and keeping your eyes peeled for Christmas gifts and what items are making everyones wishlist!

So! I thought I would let you in on all the Beauty Christmas wants I’m looking at! These next items are some new products I’m going to try with my next shipment of Beauty Counter and also some gift giving items I’m super excited about!

 1 - Repairing Conditioner - On sale right now for $15!  2 - Charcoal Cleansing Bar - Never not getting this - $25   3 - Travel Set! - $30   4 - Mini Glow Oil Set $30   5, 6, 7 - The perfect gift sets!   5 - I love eye pads… I think they are the one easy convenient beauty remedy that I can just slap on and let them work their magic, so when beauty counter came out with some I got so excited to try them! This is the awakening set!  6 - I don’t know if it’s all the glitz and glam from the holiday season but this bronze set gives me all the cozy and christmasy feels. I think it would also make a great gift with their body butter being included. I don’t know about you, but making my skin is a priority is already hard for me and in the cold winter it’s even harder to keep it moisturized  7 - This is a perfect set for guys participating in no shave November. How many of you love beards but wish it was easier and healthier for your guys to shave without cuts and razor burn?! I always love gifting these types for guys! Even if they don’t totally understand how important their care is too!    I hope this gives you guys a few starters to your holiday wishlist!    XOXO   A Toujours

1 - Repairing Conditioner - On sale right now for $15!

2 - Charcoal Cleansing Bar - Never not getting this - $25

3 - Travel Set! - $30

4 - Mini Glow Oil Set $30

5, 6, 7 - The perfect gift sets!

5 - I love eye pads… I think they are the one easy convenient beauty remedy that I can just slap on and let them work their magic, so when beauty counter came out with some I got so excited to try them! This is the awakening set!

6 - I don’t know if it’s all the glitz and glam from the holiday season but this bronze set gives me all the cozy and christmasy feels. I think it would also make a great gift with their body butter being included. I don’t know about you, but making my skin is a priority is already hard for me and in the cold winter it’s even harder to keep it moisturized

7 - This is a perfect set for guys participating in no shave November. How many of you love beards but wish it was easier and healthier for your guys to shave without cuts and razor burn?! I always love gifting these types for guys! Even if they don’t totally understand how important their care is too!

I hope this gives you guys a few starters to your holiday wishlist!

XOXO

A Toujours

Acne Update : Just like everyone else... I'm Obsessed with Beauty Counter

Well.. I’m about 2/3 of the way through my charcoal bar and I want to order SEVEN MORE. Let me just give you the run down of what my skin has gone through since I bought my first round of beauty counter almost 2 months ago.

1). Hormonal Changes - I have been going through the worst hormonal imbalance of my life time basically since I started my new chapter of life back in May. Yeah at first it was stress and my diet, but even that didn’t cause this breakout that felt like it was TRAVELING around my face! Turns out it was my birth control that really had my hormones messed up. Not only was my pill no longer working for me (acne, pain, and period wise) but it just had everything out of wack.

2). About a month before getting BC I went to my dermo and the skin care routine she suggested for me was kinda helping but not solving the problem. I also didn’t love the fact that I was putting a ton of harsh chemicals and topical creams on my face.

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3). I Switched to beauty counter and immediately started seeing a different with my skin. And guys, I didn’t even have to break the bank on massive amounts of product. All I got was the charcoal bar, resurfacing peel, and eye rescue cream (low key had no idea how important it was to take care of the skin around your eyes…oops..now I have alot of damage control to take care of).

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But the eye rescue cream is so helpful when it comes to waking up at 4 every morning and dealing with dark circles under my eyes.

4). About a week ago I ended up switching to the IUD form of birth control. And although the week I got it was a STRUGGLE (A story/post for a different time) pain wise, I expected my face and skin to freak out as well the hormone change. IT DID NOT. And I 100% believe beauty counter had it’s part in that. My skin is getting so clear that I haven’t even wanted to wear makeup unless for special occasions.

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Last but not least, I started using the charcoal bar in the shower on my shoulders and back (wear I’m prone to breakouts from celiac disease). AND YOU GUESSED IT, all my breakouts on my shoulders and most of the ones on my back have healed and cleared up.

They have so many options that I can’t wait to try. Also, have you seen that insta craze right now with all those organic/vegan shampoo sets with the split end serum? They have that too!

I’m definitely ordering more of the charcoal bar and this time around getting the nourishing eye cream.

If interested you should contact Emily Mosby (my BC consultant) She also hosts really fun socials that teach you all about the products and how to use them :)

Till next time!

XOXO

A Toujours

Beauty Counter Social with Emily!

Hey Frannnnzzzz!

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Okay, so if you read my last post, I have been STRUGGLING with my skin, hormones, and gluten. So, finding a new regiment has been hard. [ENTERS: BEAUTY COUNTER WITH EMILY MOSBY MUA]. You guys already know that I whole heartedly or enough to tattoo my face trust Emily and her knowledge and experience in skincare and makeup. So yesterday, I went to her fun social that was focused on sharing Beauty Counter’s message and purpose. This post is essentially going to be for my documentation of this skin journey/health journey I am on. I should be receiving my products from Beauty Counter this week or next week, and I can’t wait to share with you guys what I got, how they are working and just how much Emily and the brand has helped me! I was BLOWN away with their dedication to all skin types, and CLEAN products. Because ladies, it’s scary the stuff we are putting our skins and our bodies. And maybe this is just me being totally in the dark when it comes to this stuff, but if you put something on your skin, it goes into your body. SO WHY would we wanna hurt our bodies! I’m super excited to learn, and take you guys on this journey.

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Two New Products that have helped CHANGE my skin.

Two New Products!

Hey everyone! So there are definitely some beauty product changes happening in my every day routine. And most of them, are focused on me investing and giving me what my skin deserves.

Like many of you might know, even though I was diagnosed with celiac disease about 5 years ago, it’s still affecting me today. And because of that, it’s really been targeting my skin!

So, a few weeks ago, (like you may have seen in my vlog). Krysteeana took me to a Mary Kay event! It was super fun and my skin felt amazing after it! However, around that time I had noticed my friend (and only person I trust my face with) Emily Mosby doing some research about just how many horrible ingredients still live in our everyday makeup + skin care items.

Now not knowing at the time I tried my best to ask questions at the Mary Kay event about their ingredients but really didn’t look to much into it. I knew they were better for your skin than drug store makeup, but it’s hard to be as clean as the new products I’ve been loving. SO, I ended up getting the two products below, and I’ve been super happy with what they’ve given me. My skin is breaking out less, and the total coverage from these products is a WIN.

I’ve ALWAYS had dark circles from as long as I can remember (trying to now take better care of my under eyes thanks to Emily) but this product totally helped me not look so exhausted and stress in the morning which is what I have been feeling.

When I initially tried the CC cream I KNEW I wanted to get it for it’s coverage and it’s consistency, and made the purchase because of the SPF 15.

Now, after using these products for about a month, I LOVE THEM. But I was still concerned with their ingredients. And from learning more about ingredients on our products, I realized that if something has a smell, it probably has a fragrance, which means it could be masking ALOT of ingredients that may be damaging. Not to say I didn’t like the smell, but it definitely got me thinking more along the lines of clean products.

Emily is now a consultant for beauty counter, so I definitely wanted to learn more about just how clean their products were. It’s hard even with skin care watching out for hidden gluten or other things that can affect my sensitive skin. Which is why I was super excited to attending Emily’s beauty counter social recently and learn all about the products and even more about taking care of our skin.

I’ll write more about Beauty Counter in my next post, but for anyone looking to start on a cleaner skin care routine I want to document and share my journey to help others struggling like myself.

*In no way am I bashing Mary Kay I actually really love their products, but have found a company that co-insides more with what my skin needs*

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