Monday, March 6, 2017

Skip the FAKE TAN!
This is the set to let your true radiance shine through!
{Plus it's on SALE!}

Skip that FAKE TAN ladies and just shimmer + shine! Our luxurious dry-oil formula, made with nourishing jojoba, grape-seed, and sesame oils, absorbs immediately into your skin to deliver a radiant, sun-kissed glow. Use it from head to toe for a beautiful bronzed effect and just a hint of shimmer. Safe + beautiful is the way to go.

Check out the sale set here OR just the Lustro Shimmer Oil!

Bring on that Spring + Summer glow.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dry skin remedy for babies and toddlers

I am SO thankful I discovered Beautycounter.

As of 2017, 80% of ingredients used in skincare and beauty products
have NEVER been tested for safety.  As a consumer you have a voice and a choice. As a MOM, I wanted to know 100% that what I was putting on my babies skin was safe.

This Baby Soothing Oil is magic in a bottle. My son had the driest skin, like alligator skin. NO matter what I tried his poor legs and arms were just dry dry dry.
UNTIL this oil. It's the best $22 I ever spent.

What lotion are you putting on your children? What are you washing their hair with?
Beautycounter might not be for you, but it's worth checking out! I am honestly so glad I did!
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Black and White Budget Friendly Baby Shower
This year my ultimate goal for Party Box Design is to offer affordable style. Designs that are just unique, creative and stylish without breaking the bank. The above baby shower, styled by Christina Christian accomplishes just that!

These black and white printables are only $9.99!
SERIOUSLY, $9.99 for this ENTIRE set! I also created the most adorable gender neutral invitation. Don't you just think black and white events are so classic, modern and fun?
If you're hosting a baby shower, be sure to consider Party Box Design.
We offer style without breaking the bank!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hypoallergenic Makeup

The good news? There are better options out there!

Beautycounter is a social mission based company, offering safer products that work. Literally the best skin care line I have EVER used. This week I have been chatting with a ton of friends that didn't know their face lotion included formaldehyde or super harmful ingredients.

Wouldn't you like to know what's in the products you use?

Interested in trying? email me:
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Mascara Top 3 Picks
I absolutely love mascara, I carry it with me wherever I go. Well, that and my eyelash curler!
If you sent me to a deserted island and I could only bring three things, mascara would be on my list.

I have tried lot's and lot's of brands and currently have a pretty large stash in my makeup drawer. #mascarahoarder

I thought it would be fun to narrow down my top three favorites! (Including amazon affiliate link for easy shopping!)

1. Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof: I have used this mascara for years and years, it's a solid choice and less than $8. If you're looking for a budget friendly option, this should be your go to. I love the waterproof option for long lasting results. This brand also doesn't clump too much and is easy to apply. For less than $8 it's legit incredible. I like to layer my mascara for extra impact and this brand is a great base. HIGHLY suggest.

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: This is my weekend favorite. That mascara you wear for date night, or going out with friends. Serious volume and that wow factor. This mascara is awesome, less than $25 and I'm obsessed. Your lashes will pop and you'll be ready for an amazing evening. I almost felt like I was wearing falsies, my lashes instantly looked longer.

3. Beautycounter Lengthening Mascara: My everyday favorite. The applicator is insane, no clumps or smudging. It's long and sleek which enables me to easily get my little inner lashes. This mascara includes organic oils and shea butter, it conditions your lashes y'all! I wear this every day, and it's my go to favorite. I have sensitive eyes and this mascara is fantastic. I truly love that is a cleaner safer option, but unlike other clean formulas it doesn’t leave lashes sticky or clumped. It's honestly the best applicator I have ever used.

I would love to hear your top choices!

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

The best foundation AND how to apply it!
I have used more foundations then I care to admit, and quite a few have ended up in the trash. After many many failed attempts I have finally discovered the mecca of foundations. A foundation that doesn't feel cakey, or too thick, one that makes my skin glow and look healthy and clean.

Literally, the best foundation I have ever used!
(It even smells fresh)

After lot's of trial and error I've got my foundation game down. Which is ubbber important, because I have two kids and during the week my beauty routine has to be fast! 

KEY TIP: Add a drop of face oil to the back of your hand and mix it into your foundation! THAT'S IT! Seriously, ya'll... 1 drop of facial oil + the amount of foundation you use (mixed together) and apply to your face with a beauty sponge.

This beauty sponge blender changed my makeup routine. It's affordable + amazing. I ended up buying the smaller sizes as well and getting some friends hooked! P.S. Totally an amazon affiliate link, my first one ever so if you decide to buy... purchasing from this link would ROCK! I promise, it's amazing and I'm obsessed.
Now, I have used a bunch of facial oils as well. I kinda love them. I have given face oils as gifts and I have quite a few stocked up in my make up drawer. Honestly, there are really a ton of great options. It truly depends on what you are looking for. My cheeks have a bit of redness to them, so I have been targeting that with a balancing face oil

P.S. The picture above is of me and my daughter at Bee City checking out the lemurs! I spent about 15 minutes on my makeup before rushing out the door, minus my foundation I might scare ya!

If you would like to try Beautycounter, email me and I would love to send you some free samples OR if you are ready to order, I will cover your shipping on your very first purchase!
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Friday, December 23, 2016

Why Beautycounter (my salesy pitch)?
This is MY salesy, not so salesy pitch on why I made the switch to Beautycounter. It's the reason I made the decision to change the products I use. Bottom line, I LOVE makeup, beauty products, watching video tutorials on how to contour your face. I research products... the best to buy, what to use... I pin on pinterest. Basically I'm a slightly obsessed, overtired Mom, with a true love for beauty and skin care products.

Legit, I've been curling my lashes since I was 14 years old!

BUT... those products don't always love me. In fact, I have crazy sensitive skin. Eyelids that will swell up like crescent rolls if I use certain eyeshadows. Pores that will clog when I use some facial creams, and as I age it's gotten worse. My eyelids were so swollen this past Summer (can't show that) I had to make an emergency visit to the dermatologist for a prescription cream.
These photos above show me rocking some makeup + a recent reaction to eyeshadow, the final straw that encouraged me to take a leap of faith. One I should have considered a year ago or more.
I guess I didn't know better, and now I do. So when you know better, you do better.

I asked myself, Jess WHY are you continuing to use products that literally hurt you? Do you even know what's in those products? I looked, there is no ingredient list. NO LIST! Go into your bathroom right now and look at the products you use, even if it's only a few. Can you find any ingredients listed? Go to the companies website, but I can almost guarantee you won't find a list of any kind.

1. Do you exercise + eat well, try to live a clean lifestyle?
2. You often choose organic, local options when grocery shopping?

 SO this is my question to you...
Did you know that The FDA DOES NOT investigate or approve ingredients in personal care products? Guess what, there is little to no regulation, none since 1938. A $62 BILLION industry left to regulate it's own products. I didn't know either, BUT I do NOW.

Almost ALL beauty care products include cancer causing, hormonal disrupting ingredients, organ toxicity... horribly icky yucky preservatives, colorants, perfumes and so on.

It's INSANE, the AWFUL list of harmful ingredients goes on and on, AND you are using these products EVERY SINGLE DAY. Your skin is your bodies LARGEST organ. It's essentially a sponge and absorbs everything you put on your body, almost instantly.


If you have actually read to this point, props and THANK YOU!
Let's connect, message me via Party Box Design, email me or even live chat via my little paper and printables shop.

XOXO, Jess
(your super excited beautycounter go to chick)
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