Happy Memorial Day everyone! I am bringing you this blog a little late in the holiday weekend because I did take some time off to spend time with my husband and children. A little fact ya’ll may or may not know… my husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary during this weekend every year. This year was our SIXTH anniversary and I just cannot believe that we have gotten to that number because it feels like yesterday that we met. I can honestly say that my husband is my best friend and still gives me butterflies every time he is around. He really isn’t into social media so, me taking time away from blogging and instagramming means a lot in his book!
Alright, now… we get to talk to something that is really special to my heart. Shopping with B Corporations. I never knew what a B Corporation was until I started working with Beautycounter. Why I love B Corps is because they are companies that elect to do a TON of extra work to achieve this distinction. They understand they have a bigger role to play than just producing profits and are are mission driven. B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. A few of my favorite B Corps that I have found since learning about them are: Seventh Generation, Rothy’s, Ecover, Patagonia, Dr. Bronners, Plum Organics, Ripple Dairy Free Milk, Dang Foods and Yogi Tea! You can search on the B Corporation website for all current certified B Corps and see for yourself the really interesting companies that have chosen to hold themselves to a higher standard.
On that note, it’s the perfect time to start checking into B Corps and for that matter, safer beauty. Memorial Day weekend brings in an influx of shopping specials and is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. I know with the amount of rain we have our way right now, I have been checking out more sales than usual and I urge you not to pass up these amazing savings today. If you are new to Beautycounter or a returning customer, THIS SPECIAL IS FOR YOU! Who doesn’t love a free gift? This weekend only, Beautycounter is gifting a FREE gift when you purchase $125 from their website. This isn’t just any free gift though ya’ll, it’s your choice of a cleansing balm or a body butter. Two of my all time fav skincare products.
Want to know why these are some of my favs? The Cleansing Balm – This best-selling balm (EWG rating 1) melts into your skin to hydrate while it cleanses, removing makeup and other impurities but never stripping away moisture. With vitamin C to brighten skin and raspberry and cranberry seed oils to hydrate, the formula can also be used as an intensely nourishing face mask. Bonus? You also get our 100% muslin cloth, softer and easier on skin than a traditional washcloth. It seriously has numerous uses and I’m sharing a Beautycounter blog on some of them right here. The other product up for grabs is just as amazing. Beautycounter’s Body Butter does not contain synthetic fragrance ingredients. The reason, is that synthetic fragrance ingredients have been linked to health issues like allergies, asthma and hormone disruption. Instead, Beautycounter uses natural citrus fruit oils and peppermint to lightly scent this nutrient-rich butter. If there’s a product I will go back to again and again, it will probably be this. Lightly scented but deeply moisturizing, this made my skin feel like, well, butter. It takes a few minutes to soak in, like most body butters, but is intensely hydrating.
Regardless of what product you decide you want as your free gift… it shouldn’t be a question that you are signing up as a Band of Beauty member while on the Beautycounter website. What is Band of Beauty? It’s only to join $29 per year with no auto-renewal. Your card is NOT charged monthly and there are no minimum purchases due with your membership. You receive 15% product credit on each order, free shipping on orders $100+ and a free gift with first $50 purchase. This month’s gift is also one of my personal favorites. The Lemongrass Sugar Scrub. YA’LL! Talk about a mom spa in a bottle. This is my little secret and I am quite certain, my family will figure out that I’ve been traveling to my own secret spa when I take showers! This jar houses an incredibly indulgent mix of brown sugar and top-tier oils—primrose, apricot kernel, sunflower—feels and smells amazing, plus it removes dead skin cells gently and effectively. It leaves your skin smooth, soft, and plump with moisture. It’s coarser than most other exfoliants. At first, I thought the harsher scrub would irritate my sensitive skin, but it doesn’t. Because of the coarseness, I use less than I normally would (not that you use that much anyway) and my skin feels brand new.
That’s TWO free gifts that are well worth the one time investment all housed in a pretty little package for yours truly. Have questions about what products you need? Send me an email, I can walk you through the products you need. Worried about getting something you wont love? Know that every Beautycounter box arrives with a prepaid return label so that you can send whatever you don’t love (if that’s ever the case) back for a full refund. Want to win a FREE Beautycounter Mineral Sunscreen Mist as well? Send me a screenshot of your order confirmation confirming your choice to join Band of Beauty OR if you’re a current member of mine, send me a screenshot of your $100 order from this month and I’ll enter you to win. This giveaway is ONLY for my current members or clients who decide to join Band of Beauty and NOT for people who have a current Beautycounter consultant.