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The BoldHeartMama desires to enjoy living out the choices that she’s made for herself and for her family. She is a relentless learner: curious, inquisitive, and open to the possibilities of her life and of the human condition. She understands that there isn't one right way—she asks questions that dig deeper to make sense of it all and to find her own path.

She pays attention to and nurtures whatever it is she really cares about, letting go of the rest (for now) knowing she can't do and be everything all at once. She embraces her imperfections in favor of "good enough"—her imperfect self, her imperfect home, her imperfect mothering, her imperfect desires—and she never stops evolving as a woman and mother. She is a BoldHeart, authentic and true to herself.

The BoldHeartMama knows there is only this one life and she's all in. She is present and engaged and making things happen. Her intuition is her guide. She seeks to be inspired and relies on her creativity and her resourcefulness to solve the big and little challenges that she and her family face together as they navigate their relationships and their world.

The BoldHeartMama is willing to take calculated risks to make her biggest dreams come true. She is living out her BoldHeart in the moment, making small moves and taking little steps that add up, and she's cultivating a good life for herself and her family in the process. Read More!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Beauty Counter Giveaway: YOU pick the product, Leave a Comment to Win



If you've been curious to try BeautyCounter, now may be the perfect time.

I don't often do giveaways, but when I do I pick a brand I really like and make the giveaway really simple.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. You can earn additional entries by taking some other easy actions like sharing this contest on social media or placing an order.

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If you care about the quality and safety of the health products that you and your family consume, from household products to hair care and makeup, you've probably noticed that the spectrum of ingredient-conscious brands has expanded and improved so much in recent years, both in quality and accessibility. Some of my longtime favorites are Alima Pure, Honest Co., Pit Paste, Dr. Bronner's, and Mac's Smack, but the process of trial and error to replace my old, less-safe brands with new safer ones is ongoing.

I was recently introduced to Beauty Counter by my friend and former neighbor Rebecca who also reps the brand. I sampled a few nice things and decided to buy a pot of peppermint lip conditioner, and a bottle of level 3 face oil—a delicious ylang ylang and wild chamomile essential oils moisturizer.

Beauty Counter's products can be a bit pricey, but I think they are a worth-it splurge if you are looking for a quality product that you can feel good about using on yourself and your kids, or if you're looking for an alternative to try as a replacement for a not-so-great brand that you've come to rely on, or if you're just looking to treat yourself. Since Beauty Counter is sold exclusively online I like that I have access to a consultant for personalized recommendations, to have my questions answered by someone who knows and uses the products, and to maybe even sample a thing or two in-person before I commit.


About Beauty Counter

Their mission is to get safe beauty products into the hands of everyone.

According to their site: There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don't have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data ... and the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful (lead, formaldehyde, and phthalates) in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids every single day, day after day.

At Beautycounter, they've banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard.

Check out this glossary of ingredients carefully chosen for inclusion in their product lines, and likewise, a list of ingredients you'll NEVER find in any of their products.


A Few Words From Rebecca

Almost two years ago, after several close family members had some scary health diagnoses, I decided that I wanted to be more mindful about the beauty products that I use. Around that time I found BeautyCounter, whose mission is to provide safe personal care and beauty products that are extremely effective and high quality. I decided to try out a few things. My first order included Every Day moisturizer and Face Oil #2 and I was immediately hooked.

About a year later, our family moved to a new state. I was 8 months pregnant and left my full time attorney job. After my healthy baby girl was born, I had been home a few months with no real job prospects. While I loved being home with my little ones, I still felt like I wanted to do something to keep my mind busy and give myself another purpose. I contacted an old friend from college (now my BeautyCounter mentor) about joining BeautyCounter as a consultant, and the rest is history. I was very inspired by the stories of Mompreneur's on BoldHeartMama while I was kind of adrift professionally, so I have to say this community was an inspiration for me to get started, too.

I am currently back working full time and managing my BeautyCounter business, too. BeautyCounter is great because you can really make it your own. Some women do this full time and supplement their families incomes, while I have a smaller business that caters mostly to friends and family. I thought that this would be a great place to partner with Jacqueline for a giveaway because BC and BHM share many similar goals, such as mindful self care, little luxuries, and that entrepreneurial spirit. I'm so excited to share BC and hope you love it as much as I do! I'm happy to answer any product questions or talk a little more about BC's mission.


The Giveaway


On to the contest. You can enter to WIN ONE FULL-SIZE product of your choice, excluding gift sets. ANY product! If you've been hesitatant to make the investment for any reason, now is the time to enter, win, and see for yourself!

There are several easy ways to enter, choose one or do them all to increase your chances of winning! Please leave one comment for EACH of your entries. 


1. Check out BeautyCounter's website and leave a comment to share the product/s you'd like to try, what you'll choose if you win, or any other topic you'd like to share!

2. Share on Facebook and tag me @boldheartmama

3. Share on Twitter and tag me @boldheartmama

4. Share on Instagram and tag me @boldheartmama

5. Place an order through "BoldheartMama's BeautyCounter Social" Link at top of page

6. Schedule an online social with Rebecca by contacting her at rebecca.p.riemer@gmail.com


Good luck BoldHearts!

The Fine Print: The BoldHeartMama BeautyCounter giveaway will close January 28th at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be chosen via random.org's random number generator and announced on February 1st. Winner will choose one full-size product, excluding gift sets, and chosen product will be shipped to the location of winner's choice. All entries will be verified; comments that contain more than one entry will be counted only once. 

Need a few ideas for where to start? In addition to the Face Oil and Lustro Sugar Scrub highlighted in Fall's Small Comforts Little Luxuries post, I also like the Enrich Body Butter. When my current brand of body oil runs out (soon!) I want to give the Rose Neroli Body Oil a try next. Annnd, with yummy scents like vanilla orange swirl and fruit cup I'm also curious to give the kid's bath collection a whirl: Nice Do Shampoo, Not A Knot Conditioner, Squeeky Clean Body Wash.

48 comments :

  1. You should look into a couple other lines for skin care/cosmetics. I buy my shampoo/conditioner/face wash/face lotion from a company called Chae Organics. They are another toxic-free, organic company with great principles. A friend of mine from high school also just started a cosmetic line with the same principle - toxic-free makeup. They're on facebook (and orders just done via phone for now because they just started). The company is CRUNCHi.

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    1. Thanks! I haven't heard of either of those but I'm on a continual search for well performing products that are safe for us and the environment so I'll check them out!

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  2. I know you said the oil smells awesome! I'm curious how everything else smells!

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    1. Yeah! The face oil is a concentrated essential oils blend so it definitely leaves an impression and makes for a nice morning ritual. Everything else I've tried is more delicately scented, but the scents themselves are very earthy and true to smell, not fake or flavored. You may want to eat them. :)

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  3. I have not used Beautycounter personally as of yet but I've been following the product line and have a cousin who sells and swears by it. Her skin is gorgeous and she's in her forties. She began by using the skincare line and the oils and then the makeup. Since I won the last giveaway I'd rather give everyone else a chance at this fun giveaway. I'm glad that companies like this are strong and growing. I saw that Goop has highlighted Beautycounter on FB.

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    1. Did they? I want to read that. I'll look for it.

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  4. Lustro Shimmer Oil. Sounds very very sexy. I want to spread that over bare skin and see...for once...if it looks pretty and complementary as it claims!

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    1. Yeah, I know what you mean. Those kinds of products can be hit or miss. We should ask Rebecca!

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    2. They use this on the models for the Victoria's secret fashion show!

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    3. Really Rebecca?! Well, then maybe that'll be your jam Heidi!! That's a good endorsement.

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    4. Ooh la la๐Ÿ˜˜. Yes please!

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  5. Ahh you know what I was looking at the Instagram feed and they had a bronzer lustro
    Bronzer oil in the summer and that's what I was referring too...So thinking "seasonally"....How about the Rosemary
    Citrus lustro oil ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜. Too fun!

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    1. I've tried it and it smells really nice, once it's on the scent is subtle, but straight from the bottle it smells as it sounds. Likewise, I'm a fan of rose scented things so I want to give the rose neroli oil a try. I've decided that body oil is great in the Summer AND the Winter. It's a year round' gem. :)

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    2. I did share on FB and on Instagram! Wish I had Rebecca close by to sample products ❤️

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  6. I use their Tint Skin and Dew Skin, and absolutely love these products! I would love to try their Everyday AM Hydrating Cream! Beauty Counter is an awesome brand!

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    1. I love using the AM cream mixed with a drop of face oil

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  7. I would love to try the restoritize night cream. I just tried another brand and my face and arms broke into hives.

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    1. Oh no! I don't have particularly sensitive skin but I have been really happy with the products I've tried, no reactions whatsoever.

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  8. I just started using the restorative night cream myself, its wonderful.

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  9. I would want to try the restorative night cream for my ultra dry skin. (Thanks to my big sis Heidi for referring me here--what a neat skin care brand!)

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    1. Hi Amy!! So glad you stopped by. Congrats on your new little one. You deserve some pampering. :)

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  10. Uplifting Day Cream sounds good to me. My skin needs all of the uplifting it can get these days!

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    1. You have great skin! That cream just sounds like it would smell really good.

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  11. I would love to try the Enrich Body Butter! Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway.

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    1. Yes! The Winter is so harsh, feeling truly moisturized is a luxury this time of year. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  12. I shared on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/cindy.aiton/posts/1047109878665070

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  13. I also shared on Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/normawatson/status/689101479899217920

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. The lip sheer in twig looks so pretty. Its definitely my style and I love that its sheer so I can build it up or leave it more subtle depending on my mood.

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    1. The lip sheers are fantastic! I have never been a lip color person myself, but I am obsessed with these.

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    2. I agree, those do sound really nice!

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  15. Very intrigued by the restorative night cream!

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    1. Intriguing indeed! I wish there were samples available so we could test them all!!

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  16. The face oil and sugar scrub sound amazing. My postpartum self could use some pampering :)

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  17. Mattify Skin Finishing Powder looks great. I'm a firm believer in the power of powder!

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    1. Oily skin people unite! :) I have actually really enjoyed the face oils, I feel like they've made my face less oily...more glowy! Check those out too.

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  18. I would pick the dew skin tinted moisturizer. I am always trying to find ways to simplify my morning routine, especially for more low key days. But, I haven't found a great tinted moisturizer that is tinted enough to work.

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