beautycounter review + giveaway!!!

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I’m excited to share with you guys something I was recently introduced to that has truly changed how I look at beauty products.  Stayed turned because there’s a giveaway at the end!

Let me start off by saying I am not a super healthy eater, nor am I a healthy product crazed consumer.  I have the best of intentions, but dang it, it’s hard.  I want the best for my kids though so a few years ago our family made a decision to purchase only organic milk, meats, fruits, and veggies.  Most recently we switched over to organic breads and pastas.  My husband and I wanted to make sure that whatever our kids were putting into their mouths wasn’t going to harm them now or several years down the road.  I want to spray them down with bug spray so they don’t get eaten alive, but I want to make sure it’s not harmful to the kids in the process.  I switched over to dryer balls instead of fabric softener because my daughter has such sensitive skin like I do.  You know how it is, you do anything for your babies.

But, what about us?

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I buy hair, makeup, and skincare products without a second thought.  I honestly NEVER thought anything of it.  I was then introduced to Beautycounter, and it made me pause and give thought to those products.  Check out this beautiful video below.

I didn’t know that a huge number of the chemicals used in the skin care and beauty industry don’t have safety data available.  I didn’t know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who regulates cosmetics in the United States, ALLOWS companies to make their own judgments about the chemicals in their products that are known to be extremely harmful.  Products that we put on our bodies and our children’s bodies every single day.  That’s why I am truly loving Beautycounter’s mission to get better, safer products in the hands of consumers and their commitment to their Never List, a list of 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals that are never used in their products.

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I just tried their Countertime Collection for rejuvenating skin and fighting the signs of aging, and was really impressed!  My first thought was how there wasn’t a perfume like fragrance, it just smelled clean and fresh.  The face wash was AMAZING.  Really.  It removed all of my makeup, even every last bit of eyeliner and mascara… with one round.  I normally use bar soap and then a facial cleanser to get everything off.  And I don’t wear much makeup!  The Radiance Serum and Day Cream made my makeup go on nice and smooth, and I can see how the Eye Perfector is one of their best sellers.  My next purchase is going to be their Kid’s Bath Collection for Izzy and Sam.  
They have a number of great products for every member in your family, including some Holiday Gift sets that would be perfect for anyone!  Here’s what has caught my eye.
Now for the giveaway!!!

My contact at Beautycounter, Aja Howerton, is graciously offering up one lucky reader their choice of any product up to $75!!!  You’ve got a lot of options to choose from right there!  Something for you?  Your kids?  A Christmas gift for someone special?

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.  One random winner will be announced November 16th.

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!


  1. Cassie Bustamante Avatar

    i think i would love to try the peppermint lip conditioner!

  2. Calypso In The Country Avatar

    I use a bunch of their products and LOVE them! It's so great to have a safe alternative to all the unhealthy products out there!

  3. Mara Smith Avatar

    This would be perfect for my daughter. Thank you!

  4. jamie mann Avatar

    I would like to try the Rejuvenating Night Cream

  5. katie@tulsadetails Avatar

    I love their lip shine!

  6. Kayley Avatar

    I would be interested in trying their Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer. I have yet to find a tinted moisturizer w/ SPF that didn't feel oily on my skin, so I'm always on the lookout for new products to try and see if they fit my needs.

  7. Denise Avatar

    I've been wanting to try out Beauty Counter after hearing about them from a friend. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Nina Butchko Avatar

    I love the purifying charcoal mask and the balancing facial oil! I want to try the children's products next!

  9. Dallas Martin Avatar

    I would love to try the charcoal mask!

  10. Sarah Davis Avatar

    I would love to try the foundation or children's products.

  11. Caroline Neal Avatar

    I would love to check out the Shimmer and Shine set! Thanks!

  12. Anonymous Avatar

    Would love to try the Calendula Lip Balm for my dried lips.

  13. Rose-Marie Avatar

    I would so love to try the soaps, especially the Citrus Mimosa Body Bar!

  14. Rose-Marie Avatar

    I would so love to try the soaps, especially the Citrus Mimosa Body Bar!

  15. ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus Avatar

    I've never tried the tinted cream so I think I would try that!

  16. Angela Saver Avatar

    I would LOVE the Winter Dream Palette eye shadow! Thanks for the chance at an AWESOME giveaway!

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