5 Favorite Things

September 25, 2015

How about we bring back an oldie but goodie...5 Favorite Things Friday!?!

Here are a few of our favorite things this week:

Stylish Mama:
NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner
While I was in the store Ulta the other week shopping for makeup, I overheard a a customer telling the girl behind the counter how much she loves this product.  And so it got me wondering if I should try it myself...I went back into the store to buy it.  And I too can say - it's awesome!  It's less than $15 and it is so easy to use...so much easier using liquid or having to sharpen a pencil liner.  Try it, you will love it!

Starbucks PSL
Ok although I am sad about summer leaving, there is something to be said about fall in New England...and of course Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!  I unlike others cannot order this indulgent drink until it is actually fall.  Now that we are in officially fall season, I will be treating myself to one today!

Bath and Body Works Autumn 3-Wick Candle
This candle is fall in jar!!  It is described as smelling like apple, cedar-wood, and green balsam. And I would describe it as walking outside on a cool summer evening...just brilliant and I love using it.  Bath and Body came out many new seasonal scents, but this one is truly inviting and warm.,.perfect for this season!

Organized Chica:

Malta Latern - Silver Finish
When I walked into my local Pottery Barn store and saw these beauties, it was love at first site. "I'll take one of each size please"... I wish!  I feel these lanterns are a beautiful way of displaying your candles and a perfect touch to your home decor.  

Apple Cider Donuts


Happy Fall Ya'll!

Love, Stylish Mama and Organized Chica xox

Beauty Counter Everyday Shampoo

September 11, 2015

Ok ladies, it's usually my partner in crimes job to do a post on beauty and cosmetics.  However I am taking this post and running with it...as I fell in love with the product I have been trying.  And I wanted to share it with all of you.

If you read my last post on Beauty Counter and their line...you will know that I have been trying their shampoo called Clean Everyday Shampoo .  I have been using it everyday for the past two weeks...I have been loving it!!

My hair has never felt and looked this healthy!!!

The things I am loving about this product are:
  • Smells Delicious!  It has a clean citrus smell...but not over powering.
  • It has antioxidants -  made with rooibos leaf extract and marula oil
  • My hair was left feeling smooth, shiny.
  • It lathers really well!!!  I am one who needs a lot of lather in order to think it is working well

I would say this product is definitely worth trying, especially if you are tired of looking for something new that is actually good for your hair!

And...the most exciting news is that for this month Christina From Beauty Counter will be offering a chance to enter a giveaway!  The giveaway is for a chance to win a Beauty Counter Sun Stick and the giveaway is only open to our readers.  In order to enter the giveaway you must make a purchase during the month of September, using her link which I will post below.*

It's really easy to order, Just visit her web site www.beautycounter.com/christinagordon  and click on "September Giveaway"  when you are ready to order.

I was told that this product is so popular that it was actually sold out within two hours this summer. Do you use sunscreen all year round?  Technically we all should!  And this product is safely made so anyone in your family can use it, even kids.  Love that!
Please visit her site and click on the link  www.beautycounter.com/christinagordon  and check out all the products and the benefits of using products that are not loaded with lots of chemicals.

Best to all who make a purchase and have a chance to enter to win!!

Love, Stylish Mama

*Must make a purchase to be entered to win the beauty counter sun stick
*Only one reader will be chosen by Christina from Beauty Counter to win the sun stick.
*Giveaway will be done via link in our blog post, not by Stylish Mama meets Organized Chica

Beauty Counter Cosmetics

September 1, 2015

I have recently fallen in love with a new beauty product line!!!  Have you all heard of Beauty Counter Cosmetics?  Well if you say no, don't feel bad....I never had before last month.

I was at a local event when I walked by a table full of beautiful makeup and skin/hair products...and I had to learn more about the line that was packaged so nicely.

When I heard that their line uses ingredients that have been though a safe screening process and they actually have a list of all their ingredients and what they are listed on their site.  I was intrigued.  I also was given a list of all ingredients that are in most well known products...and then found out that in Europe those ingredients are banned due to not being safe!  yikes!  Eye opener!!!

It's crazy to think that we women often will spend a lot of money on our clothing, jewelry, hand bags, food...but what about what we put on our skin?  What about what we use in our hair?

I have teamed up this month with a Beauty Counter Cosmetic consultant named Christina that I met last month and she is super nice! I will let you hear form her what she loves most about the products she both uses and sells.

Meet Christina:

Beautycounter was founded with a mission to educate families about the need for safer chemicals and products and work to bring about much needed change to the business industry - and to our lives. Most people assume that the products we see on store shelves must be safe in order to be on the market. However, it has been 75 years since the federal government passed a law regulating the ingredients used in skin care products and makeup, and companies can use almost any ingredient they want, even those that we know are harmful to health.

Beautycounter's ingredient selection process begins by eliminating the over 1400 chemical that are banned in the European Union and the 11 that are banned in the U.S.  In addition, Beautycounter has created its own  "Never List" which includes a long list of  chemicals that are linked to cancer, reproductive harm and cell damage. These chemicals are commonly used, and you will find them in the large majority of personal care products sold in the U.S. Our products are formulated without Parabens, Phthalates,Synthetic Fragrances, PEGS, SLS, or secrets. Every ingredient is selected for safety and effectiveness. 

Beautycounter was founded just over 2 years ago and has grown over 500%.  We have created many cosmetic lines including our Essential line, Countertime (Anti-aging line), Body and hair line, kids line and makeup line. 

One of my favorite products is the Clean Everyday Shampoo. It is a Beautycounter bestseller and for good reason! It is gentle enough for everyday use and is rich in antioxidants, proteins and fruit seed oils. Unlike some other shampoos, it lathers up nicely and breaks down buildup. It can be used on any type of hair, is sulfate free and leaves my very fine, colored hair feeling shinier and fuller.

Oh and a few of my other favorite products......Lustro face oil #3, Tint Skin, Protect all over sunscreen,  Everyday Body Wash, Color Pinch Cream Blusher and Touchup Skin Concealer Pen....Really I love them all though!

Beautycounter is sold via e-commerce, partnerships with J-Crew and Goop and direct sales consultants. To learn more about our products or to order, please visit www.beautycounter.com/christinagordon.  I can also be reached directly atchristina.anne.gordon@gmail.com with any questions about the products!  

And as an added bonus, celebrities and the press are loving Beautycounter too!… Mandy Moore, Reese Witherspoon,  Alessandra Ambrosio, Heidi Klum, and Emmy Rossum, just to name a few… and Beautycounter has been featured in InStyle Magazine, the New York Times, Daily Candy, MSNBC News, Allure, Lucky, People  and more!

I am actually testing out the Clean Everyday Shampoo this week and will give you all an update as to what my thoughts are on the product and if I think the product is worth investing in...yes...I said investing.  But again, aren't we worth an investment?!?  There is a reason celebrities are always looking so good and youthful...they are smart about what products they use on their skin and their hair. Keep reading our blog posts as Christina also mentioned she will offer a special just for our readers!!!!!
Love that!

Love,  Stylish Mama