Happy Friday, family!
I’m excited to tell you all that I’ve started my own business as an Independent Consultant with Beautycounter. Beautycounter is a mission based organization dedicated to putting safer skincare, makeup, and bath and body products into the hands of everyone. Health is wealth… right?
Everyone says it, but who actually believes it? Who actually makes a conscious effort to put their health first? I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always…but I’m slowly but surely making the transition. Earlier this year while doing the Daniel Fast, I launched an ebook of delicious plant based recipes- it sold over 500 copies in two weeks. Honestly, my primary goal wasn’t to make a ton of money. My goal was to show people that they could still enjoy a delicious and hearty meal, without putting garbage in their bodies. My goal was to show people that when you have more control over what you consume, you have more control over your health. When you take care of your body, it takes care of you.
I was dropping my daughter off to school the other day and rode pass a KFC. They were advertising a Hot Cheetos sandwich. Yes, you read that right, a hot Cheetos sandwich. As if fried chicken isn’t already fattening enough, why don’t we double batter it in hot Cheetos? The thought alone made my stomach churn. This unhealthy agenda is pushed down our throats every single day by a government that is more concerned with making money than the well being of its citizens. As great as this country is, America is easily the most unhealthy and excessive country on the planet. There are almost no regulations on food here and, unfortunately, it’s targeted heavily towards the Black community. You’re more likely to find a Walmart, McDonalds, or Burger King in a black community, rather than a Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Panera Bread. The same thing is happening with the beauty industry. Again, almost no regulations on what we’re putting on our skin. The European Union has spent the past two decades restricting or banning approximately 1,400 harmful chemicals and ingredients from personal care products. In Canada, the number of restricted ingredients is a little less than half that, at around 600. The United States? 30. Yes, 30. This is not a coincidence.
Some of my favorite beauty brands carry products that are loaded with chemicals and toxins and I literally had no clue. This breaks my heart because I am a skincare/ makeup junkie and I love having a beauty collection comprised of products from all of my favorite brands. It wasn’t until I started getting hyper pigmentation all over my face and neck that I realized it was caused by the ingredients in the particular product I was using. Now, I’m not saying that all mainstream beauty brands have bad products, I’m just pushing myself to be more knowledgeable about what I’m putting on my skin. Of course all women want to look and feel beautiful, but at what cost? We have to make better choices about not only what we put in our bodies, but what we put on our bodies, too.
This is why I decided to start a business with Beautycounter. I heard about the company almost a year ago and fell in love with their mission. But being a creature of habit, I wanted to continue using the products I was used to. I put off giving Beautycounter a chance until I stumbled across it again a couple months ago. It felt like fate, so I went with it and I’m so glad I did. From their skincare to their makeup to their bath and body products, I became a raving fan! As soon as I started using their products, my skin made leaps and bounds away from where it was headed. The prices were a right on par with other well known beauty brands. Some of the products may be a tad bit more pricey for certain products, but do great things rarely ever come cheap? And honestly, what price tag should I put on my health? Besides, I’d spend $50 on cocktails at the bar and never see that money again. Certainly, I could spend that on better beauty.
I vow to make a conscious effort to take better care of myself, and I want to encourage my friends and family to do the same. I want to live in a world where I don’t have to read the labels on every product before I use it. I want to live in a world where I can look beautiful without compromise. This is a lifestyle change, so it will not happen overnight, but it is a damn good start. If you are still reading this, do me a favor…do yourself a favor: go check out my website. www.beautycounter.com/courtneycurry. You’ll thank me later! Some of my favorite products are the Charcoal Cleansing Soap, the Overnight Resurfacing Peel, the Hydrating Skin Tint, and the Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion. Peruse the website and start off with just one product. If not because you want to see what this company is about, then at least to support me on this new journey. Help me put the world on to #betterbeauty!
Xo, Consuella ♥