Coming clean | My switch to safer, high performing products | Why You Should, too.

*Warning: The following words are mine. I am who I am. Being able to share personal, raw and real life stuff is a privilege in my book. What is shared is not always the easiest thing to do. I am much better at writing than I am getting behind a camera. Did you know I am petrified of LIVE videos. I am told I need to get over it if I want to fulfill my heart of purpose. Back to my earlier point. I am a nurturer, a helper, a care nature. Sharing quietly through writing allows me to be me. I write. You read. I hope ( If not, that's ok. Writing is therapeutic and it sure doesn't talk back). If you do read. Then maybe you can relate. Or you gain insight to pass along to someone who could relate. I write to share because I know life is hard & I just want to help others...anyway I can.* 

"Our mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone." #BetterBeauty                  Why their mission is also our mission. 

From product user to advocate. That was in 2016. It was only appropriate considering what's at stake. Our health. For those of you who may not know, I have a history with colon polyps. This is a history that I strive for remaining just that- HISTORY. The polyp crew coupled with my food allergies (Yes, this girl has food allergies) became somewhat of a personal mission for me. I began educating myself on cleaning up "my act." In that education, I found that not only is your body affected by what you put INSIDE of it, but also by what you put ON it. At this moment, I learned about Beautycounter. Their mission is what reeled me in. I also learned that the beauty & skin care industries have not been regulated since 1938! No regulations? Needless to say, I started saying NO to unnecessary chemicals, toxins, fake and over processed products. Products that not only went in my body, but also products I used on my body. We're talking foods, drinks, beauty & skin care products. If its going IN or ON my body, I want to know what it is. I may not have final control and say so over what ultimately happens, but I will do the best I can to avoid enabling any of the "bad guys" looming around.

This issue, too, is part of finding my purpose and paying it forward. As a woman, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a sister, and as the strong, southern girl steering this ship, AKA my baby girl, I am thrilled and privileged to share the mission of Beautycounter with y'all. I believe in it. If you have ever questioned what you put inside your body, then you question what you put on the outside. Reach out if you have a question. I want to help. It's inspiring hearing your stories. Share them. Because together, we can make coming clean an extraordinary thing. xo, p

Here are a few of my favorite products.

To learn more about making the swap to cleaner, safer & high performing products and to shop, click here.