Shop One, Share One

We’re excited to introduce our new Shop One, Share One initiative for the 2017 holiday season! With every purchase of the Glow and Go Mini Oils gift set ($28 USD/$34 CAD), we’re donating one to patients at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCLA Fights Cancer) —a trailblazing destination for research, education, and patient care. (Up to 5,000 sets.) Please spread the word so we can all help as many people as possible!

My personal goal is 100 of these in October–can you help me!? These oils sell for $68 full-sized and are our flagship product that we literally launched with! Our #1 Oil won this year’s Best of Beauty Award, #2 Oil has been a top selling anti-aging product from the start of Beautycounter and #3 is my go to to keep breakouts at bay. ONLY $28!!! This is the perfect gift for your sister, best friend, stocking stuffer, hostess gift! 

Shop here: http://bit.ly/2yQvwKX

Buy One, Give One

So I’ve been sitting here thinking for days, ‘what can I do to help others?’

I’ve been talking about partnering with some nonprofits or charities. Ive been thinking about volunteering. And then last night, I had an incredible idea!

I joined Beautycounter because I believed people deserved better. I knew I had to get the conversation started and after learning the facts and stats, I knew I just couldn’t keep quiet.

I also knew that I wanted better for my children. I wanted them to look at their momma and know that she did whatever she could to make this place better. I wanted to make them proud.

So I’ve decided that for every Kidscounter bath collection purchased I will donate a Squeaky Clean Body Wash or Nice Do Shampoo to a child in need.

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This is how we get safe products into the hands of everyone, but I can’t do it without your help. Spread the word. Share it with your friends, your family, anyone who will listen. Because we all matter.

You can shop directly at www.beautycounter.com/laurenfalber under the ‘Buy One, Give One’ social and help spread this incredible mission with me!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Beautycounter@laurenfalber.com

Win-Win

Do you have a special cause or organization that you hold close to your heart? Well, we should talk. 

I am looking to partner with you and help raise money for your charity or non profit of your choice. 

Host a Beautycounter social, online or in person, (I’ll bring the wine!) and I will donate my commission from your social to the cause of your choice. 

Help me share Beautycounter’s mission, to get safe products into the hands of everyone, while also helping something that means a lot to you too. 

It’s a win-win for everyone. 

For more information or if you have any questions please email me at beautycounter.laurenfalber@gmail.com 

XXOO! 

You Know, That Saying, About Trash and Treasure…

Ahhh! We have so much stuff. I mean, like, so, so, so, so much stuff.I am about to go on a donation rampage.

I’ve been trying to get rid of a few things, posting them for sale, attempting to only keep the things I need, but it’s just not enough.

I was talking to Justin the other day and we were going over our budget. Every week, it’s the same. We don’t have a lot of leftover money, some weeks, we don’t have any. We talk about struggle and how we can’t afford this or that, but then as we looked around and as we kept talking we realized that other people may look at us and think that we are living the dream. Are we?

That idea got me to thinking. Do people actually strive to live like I do? Like we do? I mean, here we are complaining about what we don’t have and what we can’t get, but when you take a look around my life, my house, you might wonder to yourselves, ‘what are they talking about?’

We have new phones, new car, nice furniture, nice TVs, nice clothes. We have gadgets, and a lot of electronics. If you go into our kids’ room, you will find so many toys. There are toys everywhere. They also have nice, name brand clothes. They have so many clothes that I’ve had to put some in storage underneath beds. We have stuff.

So then what is it that we have fixated our minds on that we can’t afford? We always have food. We may have to budget at the grocery store, and clip coupons, and find things on sale, but we have food.We’ve never gone hungry. We may not get to eat what we want every night, and there may be a few more spaghetti nights during certain weeks, but we always eat.

We do fun things, maybe not everyday, but we do. We’ve taken vacations, maybe not as many as we’d like, but that’s usually just because Justin can’t take that much time off from work.

And most importantly, I get to stay home. We both know that if I went back to work that we would virtually eliminate any and all stress (financially), but it is so important for me to spend this time with our kids and take care of them, (not to mention the cost of childcare is ridiculous!)

So what do we really have to complain about? Don’t get me wrong, times are tough, and since we’ve moved to Houston things are much tighter than before. The cost of living down here is outrageous. The rental market is insane. Since Justin makes more money, we have to spend more money. Where in NC we had some government assistance, and now we have none. And even though the assistance we received wasn’t a lot, it definitely helped. It was much easier not having to pay for insurance or food out of our own pockets, but we strived to have a life where we didn’t rely on assistance, and so here we are.

You know, I’ve been worried about how we’re going to afford Christmas, not that my kids want for anything, but as a parent I still want to give them everything I can and so I’ve been nervous about this year. But then something happened last night. Justin and I just upgraded our phones. We both had the iPhone 4. Justin’s phone wasn’t great. It did some really strange things and Apple wouldn’t replace it because he dropped it when he first got it and cracked the screen. My phone was fine. Before that we both had the iPhone 3GS. Once we got the 4’s I gave Jaxsyn my old phone so he could play games and watch movies. Anyways, we upgraded to the new iPhone 5S. We got a heck of a deal, and so I passed my 4 down to Jaxsyn. And we wanted to sell the 3’s to make up for some of the cost of the new phones. I put the phones on Craigslist and on Facebook. It didn’t take long for people to show their interest. So when Justin got home we took the phones to the guy who had first responded.

Now mind you, my 3 was in great condition. Justin’s 3 not so much. Once again, he dropped it and cracked the screen.I didn’t even put Justin’s phone up for sale because it was cracked, but Justin had mentioned it to the guy and this guy was so excited to get both of these phones. I mean, it was a good deal for 2 iPhone’s, but it made me think. Those phones were so old to us. They weren’t good enough for us anymore, and here this guy was, and he was thrilled to get his hands on them.

Maybe he was buying them for his kids. Maybe for him and his wife. I don’t know, but I realized in that moment, just how much we have and just how much we have to be thankful for.

So maybe I won’t be able to buy the nicest and the newest and the most this Christmas. Maybe we won’t be able to go out to dinner every night or maybe we will have to pick and choose what we want to do because we can’t afford to do it all. I’ll take it because when I take a look at my life, and I take a look at what I have and what we have and what my kids have, I can’t help but sit back and be thankful.

But seriously, now it’s time ‘Demolition Donation’.