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Jolley Clean Beauty with Beautycounter

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So I did a thing…an exciting new adventure!

I’m now working for Beautycounter where our mission is to get safer products into the hands or everyone! You don’t know what you don’t know and I did not know it only takes 26 seconds for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream! I also did’t realize the horrible chemicals I was using and buying for my famiy to use.

My Why-
To be honest, I never really put much consideration into what I put into and on my body when I was younger. I knew the basics- wear sunscreen, eat sugar and junk food in moderation, and exercise. It was not until I had been married a few years and trying for our first baby that I realized that overall health was more than exercise and what you put in your body. What is equally important is to consider what you are putting on your body topically. Many of you might know our infertility struggles and I know we are not alone in this area but for those that are not familiar, I will give you a quick background. My husband, Adam and I had a hard time getting pregnant with our first child. After 6 failed IUI's, 2 IVF's and countless series of shots and medications I was putting in my body nothing was working. It was during this time that we decided to take a break from fertility treatments. During this break, I went off all medications, ate organically and started yoga. After that first month, we became pregnant naturally. I am not a doctor but I am certain that years of what I put into my body could have contributed to my infertility. Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including but not limited to asthma, cancer, and infertility) are on the rise and are due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it's in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home. Don't get me wrong we all still enjoy a trip to taco bell and craft beer but we are trying to live a healthier lifestyle starting with the products we use at home. It is not too late to start. I want my kids to be healthier and more informed than I was!

The first product I ever ordered from Beautycounter was their Romantic Velvet eye shadow had big shoes to fill being that I am a huge Tarte and MAC eye shadow fan. Good news, I loved this palette just as much as Tarte and Mac and now pick Beautycounter over the others everytime because not only is it just as gorgeous on but it is non-toxic and a better, healthier beauty option...a Win/Win/Win!

Tip: I use this palette not only as eyeshadow but colors Moto and Smolder also make great eyeliners when you wet your liner brush and apply!