Most folks know me as “Carmen with The JOY FM.” And this is certainly my primary focus and #1 passion! I’ve been sharing mornings and life with so many of you for over a dozen years now! (20 years in the Tampa Bay area!) I have ZERO plans of leaving my seat until God makes it abundantly clear that He’s ready for me to pass on the mic to the next woman He calls to this chair.
That said, I do have many interests outside of my “day” job. I also love makeup, skincare, and other girlie stuff too! I have a love/hate relationship with fitness. And you could probably add eating healthy to the love/hate relationship, as well. However, after Whole30, I feel like I’m finally winning the war on eating things that actually make me FEEL BETTER. Sweets aren’t as much of a temptation these days. Miracles do still happen, my friends!
And all of this leads me to Beautycounter…
Here’s the backstory:
About 3 years ago, my girlfriend Emily West (yes, married to Matthew) introduced me to Beautycounter. It was a brand new company, and one of Emily’s neighbors had introduced her to it. I became a regular customer of Emily’s, and fell in love with the moisturizers, cleansers, and body butter.
Last year, my girlfriend Siebe Heath (yes, married to Brandon) was here, and we got to talking about Beautycounter, as we were both fans. Siebe is an esthetician (that’s what she went to school for), but her career in Nash (how she met Brandon) was in business management. She’d left her job as biz manager, so she could travel with Brandon. Long story short, Siebe & I both jumped in with Emily, and attended a Beautycounter Summit in Atlanta earlier this year. After the summit, I knew I wanted to tell as many people as I could about Beautycounter.
I believe Beautycounter is different for 2 reasons:
1. It is SAFE!! When you hear how long it’s been since a law has been passed regulating the cosmetics industry, you will be alarmed!
2. It is high-performing. You don’t have to give up performance or quality for safe/natural/organic etc.
My day job, my family, and my life responsibilities (that we all have!) keep me hopping. I have very little time margins in my life. But this has become so important to me that I made a conscience decision to make room for Beautycounter. I am that big of a fan!
I truly love their mission: to get safe products in the hands of everyone. And I do want to share and introduce as many women as I can to BC.
At one time, there was a demand for car seats because it was safer for our children. At one time, there was a demand for organic foods because it was healthier for us. I think about Whole Foods, etc. They’ve only been around in the last, what, 10-12 years? I think safe, healthy skin care and cosmetics was only the next natural progression. Our skin truly is our largest organ. It matters what we put on it.
Just one example: Sunscreen. When I think about what I’ve learned about sunscreen in the past year, it makes me cringe! I had no idea what I was putting on my face and skin for years. And worse yet…my girls! Who knew there was a difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? I sure didn’t! We just don’t know what we don’t know.
It’s about the mission for me. We have more autoimmune diseases (and some cancers) now than ever in history. I believe it’s a direct result of what we eat, what we put on our bodies, and the chemicals that surround us.
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