the best picks from Beautycounter’s holiday collection

Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday! Hope you’re enjoying the morning. I’m taking an easy workout week after last week’s Orangetheory Hell Week madness. I don’t think I’ve done so many burpees, rowed as long, and ran my little heart out as much as I did in the past couple of weeks. If you need me, you can find me foam rolling, yoga-ing… ok and maybe doing a little online shopping.

For today, let’s talk about beauty products and the amazing selection Beautycounter has for holiday! 

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I opened up my package of holiday products and literally ooooh-ed and ahhhh-ed over everything. The packaging is so gorgeous and I love the new additions to the product lines.

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For today’s post, I thought I’d break down my very favorites if you’re already shopping for gifts, or if you’re looking for something for yourself!

1. The Instant Awakening Trio. This set contains my very favorite Beautycounter product right now – the overnight peel, plus the new illuminating cream and cooling eye pads. I need all the help I can get in the “looking refreshed” department, so naturally, I was stoked about this set. A lot of the holiday products I bought are for blog giveaways and family gifts but this one? Nope. For meeeeeee.

2. New Nudes Lipgloss Trio. These are versatile nudes that you can wear alone for a little shine (and a light natural mint flavor) or layer over lipstick. 

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3. Mini hand creams, oils, and lip glosses for stocking stuffers. These are amazing for hostess gifts and stocking stuffers! I love sets like these that you can break apart for various gifts and purposes. The new scents in the hand creams are gorgeous, too. 

4. Mini Color Intense lipstick vault. These lipsticks are my very favorite lip product right now. They last for SO LONG and the colors are amazing. My fave colors are brunch, 9-5 and daydream.

5. Counterman preview gift set. Men need nontoxic skincare, too! It includes a daily exfoliating cleanser, shave cream, aftershave tonic, and oil-free face lotion in a cool Dopp kit. 


6. Necessary Neutrals palette. This palette includes 18 new shades designed to flatter all skin tones. It’s versatile for any season, too. 


Why I love Beautycounter products:

– For a long time, I spent so much time and energy caring about what I ate, and how I worked out, and didn’t even think about the products I was using at home, or what I was putting on our skin.  After I became pregnant with Liv and started to do more research, I was horrified with what I found. I started to re-haul our cleaning products, use glass instead of plastic, and experiment with natural skin and beauty products. 

While I loved the stuff I found at the health food store and the things I’d make myself, not much of it felt very *luxe* to me. There’s nothing fancy or spa-like about taking a tub of coffee grounds into the shower, you know? I feel like Beautycounter was the best of both worlds: nontoxic skincare and beauty products that still feel like you’re treating yourself a little. 😉

They’ve banned 1500 ingredients from their product lines that are commonly used in the skincare and beauty industry in the United States. Every ingredient is disclosed on the website, and they test every batch for safety. I also love that they’re focused on creating a MOVEMENT and changing the industry as a whole. The goal isn’t to look around and see everyone wearing Beautycounter; it’s for everyone to have access to safe beauty, no matter where you shop or what brand you purchase.

Even though I’m a Beautycounter consultant, they’re not the only products I use. I use and love many non-Beautycounter products in my routine, like this toner, this blueberry cleanser, this Tarte lash primer and mascara, and this Tarte Palette. (Sephora’s VIB sale also starts tomorrow as a heads up!)

I’m a huge fan of mixing and matching, and choosing safe products that you love! If you’d like to switch to safer skincare and need help picking out products, please let me know. I’m also looking for 3 rockstars to add to my Beautycounter team if you think consulting may be a fit for you.

And now, it’s giveaway time! One lucky winner will receive the stunning Necessary Neutrals palette (pictured above, valued at $89), plus a bottle of PHLUR perfume ($88) because I’m obsessed. 

  • To enter, leave a comment below with something you’re looking forward to this month!
  • For a bonus entry, sign up for my Beautycounter newsletter (I won’t spam ya, I promise) to get gift with purchase offers and occasional Beautycounter news.

    (Leave an extra comment below if you sign up!)

    I’ll pick a lucky winner this Sunday at midnight EST and announce in Monday’s am post.



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  1. Whitney on November 12, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I signed up

  2. Whitney on November 12, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I’m excited to be off work and home with my girls!

  3. Kiki on November 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Turning 35 on Thanksgiving and my sister coming to visit!!

  4. LaDonna Bruening on November 12, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    These are amazing products. I have their palette from last year. Amazing!!! I’d love to try out the lipsticks. So glad you’re a consultant.

  5. Stephanie Woods on November 12, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    I’m excited about family coming in town for thanksgiving! We are celebrating early over the weekend.

  6. Stephanie Woods on November 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I signed up too ??

  7. Amy on November 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Looking forward to prepare yummy clean healthy recipes for the holidays and to win the BC eye shadow palette! I signed up!

  8. Hannah Korcuska on November 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Spending time with my family next week!

  9. Heather on November 12, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Being with family!

  10. Abby on November 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    So excited to travel to Colorado with family for thanksgiving!

  11. Abby on November 12, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    I’m subscribed!

  12. Laurie on November 12, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I’m looking forward to time with family over Thanksgiving.

  13. Bianca T on November 12, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    i’m looking forward to launch my photography business!

  14. Erin on November 12, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Excited about having a few days off work to relax with family!

  15. Mary Andren on November 12, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Thanksgiving family time and those turkey leftovers

  16. amanda on November 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Turkey trot 5K through Charleston with my family and then Thanksgiving dinner! Who knows, maybe a PR followed by pumpkin pie!!

  17. Chelsea on November 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Excited to enjoy our baby’s first holiday season, and for my sister to be in town. 🙂

  18. Haley Schwartz on November 12, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Running and eating…what could be better? 🙂

  19. Mary on November 12, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Family time!

  20. Kate on November 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I’m excited for Thanksgiving!

  21. Ashley on November 12, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I love Thanksgiving and the start of all the holidays!

  22. Ashley on November 12, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    I signed up!

  23. Dawn on November 12, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    I’m excited for our family trip to Kaua’i for Thanksgiving! It’s our first family vacation that’s actually a vacation, and not a trip to visit family 🙂

    I also signed up for the BC newsletter.

  24. Maggie on November 12, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to moving into my first home that I recently purchased and made some renovations to!!

  25. Maggie on November 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I also signed up!

  26. Sarah on November 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I’m looking forward to visiting my best friend in London!!

  27. Sarah on November 12, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    And I signed up 🙂

  28. Megan on November 12, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing my sister!

  29. Megan on November 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    And I signed up:)

  30. Lucy on November 12, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I’m all signed up I am excited for my sister and her family’s visit next week!

  31. Veronica on November 12, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I look forward to tamales, empanadas, and Bunelos .

  32. Michelle on November 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Signed up 🙂

  33. Michelle on November 12, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    I’m excited to see my brother this week & my parents next week!

  34. Katie N on November 12, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Pumpkin all and shopping with my MIL on black Friday

  35. Kim n on November 13, 2018 at 7:52 am

    I signed up!

  36. Kim N on November 13, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Inn looking forward to turning my fireplace on!

  37. Marina on November 13, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I’m looking forward to pumpkin pie and seeing my sisters!! ??

  38. Traci on November 14, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    I’m looking forward to breaking out the holiday decorations this weekend!

  39. Tara on November 23, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Time with my little one!

  40. Jessica on December 27, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Do you have product recommendations for getting started with Beautycounter makeup? I saw a five-product starter kit (flawless in five, I think?) that I think looks good but would love your recommendations! I don’t spend much time on makeup and like to have some good staples.

    • Fitnessista on December 28, 2018 at 1:54 am

      yes! i think flawless in five is a great way to start out. send me an email with a pic of you (fitnessista at and i can help you with shades if you need help!

      • Jessica on December 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm

        Thank you!

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