Truth: I’m so over the moon excited about where my business is headed in the next few months. It truly brings me joy to share this mission with all of you. I don’t think I could ever express how thankful I truly am for this opportunity. The mission.. the tribe of women.. it gives me all of the feels on days like today ♥️⠀ ⠀ This year is going to be amazing. Are you going to be a part of it? ✨
Teacher friends.. do you find yourself with dry burning hands in the winter after washing your hands several times a day? It’s one of my biggest problems in the winter! ⠀ ⠀ My favorite product to cut the dry skin? Body Butter! Not to mention the citrus mimosa smells amazing! ⠀ ⠀ 🍊 rich hydration for dry skin⠀ ⠀ 🍊 formulated with shea butter and mongongo oil to hydrate and nourish ⠀ ⠀ 🍊 organic sunflower oil, aloe and chamomile to soothe and smooth⠀ ⠀ 🍊 the thick, buttery formula melts into skin and easily absorbs ⠀ ⠀ Shop the link in my bio to combat your dry winter skin!
It’s finally here! Safer products for the man in your life! Why is this important? ⠀ ⠀ 🧔🏽 Men use about 6 personal care products a day exposing them to several toxic chemicals ⠀ ⠀ 🧔🏽 Testosterone and sperm count levels are declining environmental exposure to toxic chemicals may play a large role in this⠀ ⠀ 🧔🏽 There is no clear leader in skin care for men⠀ ⠀ 🧔🏽 The men’s grooming market is expected to grow by $55.5 billion by 2020⠀ ⠀ The bottom line is that men deserve access to safer products too. Regardless of where you stand we always need more voices in this mission.. both women and now men! I can’t wait to see this new piece of Beautycounter’s mission unfold. ⠀ ⠀ Interested in learning more? Comment below or send me a message to get your Counterman safer products!
From the time I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a teacher. Even after a short stint in college when I pretended I was going to be a PA (🤭). I LOVE teaching. It’s what I’m truly passionate about day in and day out. ⠀ ⠀ Two years ago I decided to pick up another opportunity to share better beauty. I was unsure what it would look like in my life. How would it fit into my full-time job and already busy schedule? Two years later I realize just how lucky I am to have found a second job that fits so perfectly into my life. ⠀ ⠀ See the thing about teaching is that we don’t have many opportunities for growth or to be recognized in our profession. Day in and day out we pour into our classrooms because we LOVE what we do. Having a second hustle has given me the opportunity to set big goals and dream a little bit bigger. The opportunity to work hard to advance and be recognized for it. The opportunity to have additional income to pay the bills (because let’s be honest.. teachers aren’t exactly killing it when it comes to salary).⠀ ⠀ Whether I’m in my classroom or sharing safer products, I am teaching. I spend the day with my 26 kindergarteners teaching them reading, writing and math. Every night I teach other women about safer products and building a business from their own home. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ What I’ve learned is that my passion for teaching others can reach so much further than my classroom walls. And that my friends is pretty amazing ♥️⠀ ⠀
A few weeks ago I posted about swapping out plastic water bottles for safer options. For Christmas I got a stainless steel pitcher and oh my goodness! Total game changer! There’s just something about it that tastes so much better! ⠀ ⠀ 🌎 stainless steel is better for you.. you avoid harmful chemicals found in plastic ⠀ ⠀ 🌎 you’re helping the environment.. most plastic doesn’t get recycled ⠀ ⠀ 🌎 you’re saving money.. it’s actually more expensive to drink bottled water ⠀ ⠀ 🌎 it tastes better ⠀ ⠀ What are you favorite brand of water bottles? I’m currently using yeti!
Never give up on your dreams ✨
If there’s anything you can take away from my posts it’s this..⠀ ⠀ The United States is highly unregulated when it comes to personal care products. The EU bans over 1,400 harmful ingredients while Canada bans 600. The United States... 30. ⠀ ⠀ The same companies that make their products safer in the EU, because they’re required, make their products with unsafe ingredients here in the US. We shouldn’t have to comprise our health for performance of our products. ⠀ ⠀ To check the safety of your products, download the Helalthy Living App by the @environmentalworkinggroup. It’s a game changer!⠀ ⠀ We also need more voices in this mission. Text ‘BetterBeauty’ to 52886 go ask congress for Better Beauty laws. We all deserve better 💙
Truth: Teaching is exhausting. ⠀ ⠀ It’s been one of those weeks... you know them. Assessments up to your eyeballs, preparing report cards, filling out paperwork, planning for a sub, all while tending to 26 kinder babies that need you every second of the day. Those days when you feel the water filling up to the point that only your eyeballs are sticking out. ⠀ ⠀ I’ve been struggling. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t. Sometimes we forget that it’s okay to ask for help and to take a time out. Don’t get me wrong.. there are days as a teacher when I feel like the Beyoncé of kindergarten. But there are also days when I feel more like Britney circa 2007. ⠀ ⠀ However you’re feeling remember you don’t have to do this alone. I’m surrounded by amazingly supportive people to help me when I’m overwhelmed. Don’t be afraid to ask for it when you just need a minute. ⠀ ⠀ We’ve all been there.. and always remember tomorrow a new day ☀️