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Bloggers Who Beautycounter + A Giveaway

 
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If you're an old friend, you know how obsessed I am with Beautycounter and if you follow me on Instagram, you hear about it frequently. But, if you're new around here, welcome! I'm so glad you're here - especially today! I'm hosting a giveaway with some of my favorite women on this planet for several reasons.
One of the parts of Beautycounter that I've found to be my favorite is the team of women I work alongside! We have the ability to encourage one another, bounce ideas off of each other and propel each other's dreams. We decided to pair up to spread the mission: putting safer products in the hands of ever below!

A little bit about Rachel...

For all of my new friends over here, I'm Rachel! My husband, Thomas, my puppy, Remi, and I live in Birmingham, Alabama. But, we travel out west to California for the summertimes. I'm obsessed with all life hacks, new recipes, chai lattes and photographing our travels! You can find all of the adventures up on the blog with my new favorite trends, recipes, decor ideas while also snagging some tips for your creative heart from webinars and email classes! 

How did you first learn about Beautycounter?

The very first time I saw anything Beautycounter was in my stocking last Christmas. My mother-in-love is obsessed (now I see why) and gifted me with the Nourishing Day Cream and Nourishing Eye Cream. I used it in place of my moisturizer I was currently using. Wow - what a difference! At the time, I was a newlywed, I knew I needed to switch products but just needed an extra push. Unfortunately, my "push" was health concerns. My doctor encouraged me to consider which products I'm using and how to switch them out for less-toxic products.
*cue the eye roll* I knew I needed to make the switch to Beautycounter. I contact my friend, Mary Scott, who sells Beautycounter, and she told me about the business and how great of an opportunity this would be for me - so glad she did!!

Why did you join as a consultant?

After my conversation with Mary Scott, I realized that if I was going to make the switch, a little discount off of products would definitely help! On top of that, I loved being empowered to educate people about what they were using on their skin so they didn't end up in the unhealthy condition I was in. As if that wasn't good enough, I'm totally a people person and getting to form relationships with others on my team was an opportunity I was excited about! To know there was no mandatory large investment, I didn't handle my own inventory, and that Beautycounter did all the hard work was attractive - all I had to do was tell people about the products and then earn a commission if they decided to follow through. 

What is your favorite thing about being a Beautycounter consultant?

Besides the discount? KIDDING (kind of)! I've really loved getting to know my team and be encouraged by them and then go and encourage my team. I was so scared that this would be a lonely business. However, it has been quite the opposite! I've been able to get to know my mentor and the mentors above me, chat about the business and life in general, turn around and encourage women on my team with their life and business. It's just a cycle of inclusion and making sure that we're all thriving.

What is your current daily skincare routine?

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I wash my face with the Exfoliator Cleanser when I wake up then moisturize with Countermatch. For makeup, I love the Flawless in 5! It's a quick set that Beautycounter put together to help with your routine plus if you buy it as a set, it's more affordable than buying each product separately. I start with the Tint Skin Foundation (in "sand"), I use the Concealer Pen underneath my eyes in the lightest shade (for contour, "fair"), I use the Eyebrow Pencil to define my eyebrows (in the shade "dark"), I give a little color to my face using the Blush duo Tawny/Whisper (it's the greatest deal because the duo is a bronzer tinted blush and a regular pigmented blush so you get bronzer + blush in one!) and then finish it off with a swipe of the Volumizing Mascara and Lip Gloss (loving the color "Fig" for fall!).

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What is your #1 favorite Beautycounter product and why?

My absolute favorite pick for Beautycounter is the Charcoal Bar - I recommend it to anyone that's interested in Beautycounter! It's such an easy switch! I use it as a bar of soap in the shower on the backs of my arms and my back after I workout to avoid acne from sweat (ew, sorry). It also can be used on your face to help with acne, redness, and rosacea. It's also super affordable and lasts me forever. 

Which Beautycounter product is on your list to pick up next?

HOLIDAY GIFT SETS!!!! Guys, I'm freaking out over here about all the newness Beautycounter has to offer just in time to snag something for my friends and family (and myself). I'm talking liquid eyeliner with the Nude Eye Trio, cream highlighter with the Illuminating Trio, pigmented lipstick in the Color Intense Lip Set, incredible eyeshadow pallets like the Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Trio. I'm drooling, it's fine. I'm fine. This is a hard question...


Like I said, one of my favorite parts of this business is getting to know other women that are involved and invested in the mission of Beautycounter: to put safer products in the hands of everyone. So, we've paired up for a fun giveaway of your choice of a spa set (Brightening, Plumping or Balancing)! Each set comes with a mask, a face oil, and facial spray. All you have to do is enter below, for every way you get involved/follow or subscribe, your name gets put in once. For example, if you were to subscribe to my blog, someone else's and followed someone on Instagram, your name is put into the random generator 3 times! So, the more the merrier!

UPDATE: The winner is Traci Cooper!

Here are the other wonderful ladies I get the pleasure of working with! Check out their beautiful blogs + Instagrams!

Mary Scott Mercer | Blog + Instagram
Lisa Kirk | Blog + Instagram
Lauren Foster | Blog + Instagram
Amy Beth Campbell | Blog + Instagram
Terah Jones | Blog + Instagram
Catheryn Grivna | Blog + Instagram
Claire Ruskin | Blog + Instagram