"This face serum has been a life saver for me. My skin gets crazy when I have allergic reactions, and I'm on day 7 of a dairy reaction. Because of this serum, my skin is bright, smooth and restored!" - @kelsey_messinger We LOVE making you ladies feel beautiful in your skin! ✨
Why Matte lipsticks?
1. Easy application
The amazing matte formula glides easily on your lips and it effortlessly makes you feel amazing. You look your best without putting a lot of effort.
2. It’s Long Lasting If your lipstick isn't kiss-proof, then it's not doing its job. Lipsticks with a shiny finish can smudge and fade, but matte formulas are known for their staying power. And that means fewer touch-ups.
3. Delivers Bold Color
Matte lipstick comes in a wide range of colors and also has different types of finish like liquid matte lipsticks, semi matte lipsticks and velvet matte lipsticks. It also comes with a powerful color payoff as there is a large ratio of pigment powder loaded into it compared to a typical lipstick.
4. They don’t transfer easily
Matte lipsticks tend to be a bit on the dry side which makes them less likely to bleed, smudge or transfer. Simply apply and reapply if needed and don’t worry about it bleeding into that fine lines and creating a mess.
5. It’s glamourous and high fashion
Matte lipstick has an editorial, high-fashion look to it. It makes your ensemble a straight-from-the-runways vibe without spending a fortune on designer threads. It’s more wearable and way easier to nail to perfection with. #creatorshalamakeup#creatorshalainfluencer#creatorshala#creatorshalabeauty#creatorshalablogger#beauty#beautybox#beautycounter#beautyskincare#beautytips#makeuptrends#lipcrush#nykaa#nykaabeautybook
To start: my son is FINE! Not one cut or scratch on him, which is just a miracle.
Second: That is NOT water. It’s glass.
THIS was our night last night... my 7 year old was taking a shower, upstairs, and his glass shower crashed in on him.
I guess we can do everything to keep our kids safe and healthy (notice the kids #beautycounter amongst the glass shards!) but insane things still happen.
Has this ever happened to anyone before? What could have caused this?? I mean, my 7 year old said he shut the glass door and then... crash #primalmom
Folks - Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Skip the flowers 💐 and treat her lips 💋 with the lovely Transforming Duo! This set sold out very quickly during the holiday season for good reason!!!! Give Mom safer beauty this year!!! #cleanbeauty#liptint#lipgloss#betterbeauty#beautycounter
•PHTHALATES (DBP, DEHP, DEP AND OTHERS)•
•WHAT are they?
A class of plasticizing chemicals used to make products more pliable or to make fragrances stick to skin (the smell commonly found in beauty, cleaning, laundry, hair products and perfumes).
•WHY should you care?
Phthalates disrupt the endocrine system (aka your hormones) and may cause birth defects.
•WHERE are they found?
Some common places they can be found are in synthetic fragrance, nail polish, hairspray, and plastic materials. Fragrance is found in almost all cleaning, laundry, hair and beauty products so if the smell lingers it most likely has phthalates.
•WHAT can you do?
Check your labels for this ingredient and switch to something safer. Need ideas? You can ask your specific question below or check out @environmentalworkinggroup to see how your products rate. They are your go to source for all things toxin related.
•This is one of the ingredients on our Never List from #beautycounter . If you don’t have the full list and want it, please let me know!
011 hour ago
Hello Ladies! I just wanted to take sometime to go over some of my policies.
1. No make up. Please show up to your appointment with clean skin, that means no eyeshadow, eyeliner, or mascara. Anything on your lids or lashes will affect how your extensions turn out...
2. Please silence your cellphones during your appointment....
3. Clients 15-20 min late will have to be re-schedule. I understand “life happens”, but I work very hard to make sure I schedule the right amount of time for each one of my clients.....
4. No show appointments will not be re-scheduled. If you’re not able to make it to your appointment I require 24 hour notice....
5. No children.
⭐⭐⭐ Secret Stars ⭐⭐⭐ Meet the must try products that'll have you asking "where have these been all my life!?!" Go ahead! Make up for lost time! 😁
1. The Oil Eradicator - Mattifying Powder
The perfect companion to our Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation and Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, this invisible finishing powder helps set makeup, absorb shine and leaves skin looking smooth and natural.
2. The Makeup Eraser - Instant Eye Makeup Remover
Featuring macadamia oils, our innovative dual phase formula breaks down makeup in an instant without tugging or pulling the delicate skin around your eyes. Just shake to activate.
3. The Major Hydrator - Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum
Went to @target by myself today, which NEVER happens, and it was so glorious. 🙌🏻 It felt like a mini vacation and I even treated myself to some @starbucks. ☕️ It’s the little things that make me happy. I also shared some of my favorite “clean” products I buy from Target and how you can save on them in my stories! ☺️
I wanted to also share the cutest @carlyjeanlosangeles shirt I wore today. It’s so soft and comfortable and perfect for this in between weather we’ve been having.
What are you feeling thankful for this Thursday? 💗
As soon as I heard that propane was an ingredient in most spray sunscreens that I was using and have been using since I was a kid 🤯 1. My mind was blown 2. I knew I should probably start paying attention to the ingredients of things not only that I was putting in my body, but on my body! 🧖🏻♀️
Beautycounter’s Never List contains over 1,500 harmful chemicals and toxins that they never use as in ingredients in their products. 🙌🏻 This includes the over 1,400 chemicals banned or restricted in personal care products by the European Union (this list goes WELL beyond what is legally required in the US). ✨🌿 That’s why I chose to the make the #cleanswap to @beautycounter and I couldn’t be more grateful 💕
___________________ #beautycounter#theneverlist#saferbeauty 💄
512 hours ago
ATTENTION 📢 We do house calls! Get the celebrity treatment when our team shows up at your place to do your hair and make up. Scheduling an appointment is simple, just click the link in bio to download the ZaZZaZu app and book your service instantly. ⠀
Beauty by @lwilliams beauty⠀
Photography by @andrewxweir
Celebrate the little things is so important 🌿 getting away and reconnecting was exactly what we needed. I’m always a bit sad to end vacations & go back to a routine but It’s the best reminder to slow down a bit & do more with intention.
2832 hours ago
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Beauty Counter has some great gift options to make the switch to safer skincare. Shop the link in the bio!
612 hours ago
It has been a wonderful #springbreak so far! We’ve been going on lots of adventures and spending lots of time outside — thanks to the Pacific climate for this “wind-blown-chic” 😆😂. Luckily, though, this wind was perfect for kite flying. 🎈⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Santa Cruz Boardwalk has been full of fun, including bumper cars, rides, a haunted house + more! I’m so thankful for this quality time with my boys, my husband and my family. Check my stories for more photos of our adventures! Hope everyone’s having a great week!
When it’s beautiful outside, it’s spring break and you can (sort of) bribe your dog to take a pic...you take the pic! Taking the time to enjoy the moments, to remind myself it’s okay to take some time to myself, & to live a little outside my comfort zone! #beautycounter#saferbeauty#imperfectlyperfect
Wow- was für ein tolles vorher/nachher Ergebnis 😍 Die störenden Pigmentflecken und Sommersprossen gehören nach der 4. Behandlung der Vergangenheit an. Auch die Augenschatten wurden reduziert.
PERMANENT MAKE UP FÜR DAS GESICHT 🎉😍
Bis zu einem Jahr lang kein Make-Up benutzen und trotzdem schön aussehen? 🆕 Beauty Glow macht’s möglich !!! 💯
(Make Up Foundation bis zu 1 Jahr)
Sharing my super quick "Costco makeup look" in my stories! 😂 Okay the @costco look is a joke, sort of! Haha But #momlife am I right!? It's nice to have a few quick products that make you feel polished, even when you rock your dirty hair in a ponytail! 😉👍🏻
Base: Countermatch serum & lotion
Skin: Skin Tint in Linen & Concealer pen
Lashes: Lengthening Mascara
Lip: Gloss in Peony
(All @beautycounter products except for brows, I used my @physiciansformula brow gel in light)
Smooth- love this combo of shampoo and conditioner in the Smooth and Control line. It smells great, is good for my hair and keeps my frizz under control. Lately I’ve also been mixing and matching with the Volume and Shape Conditioner as well to add extra bounce. Copy and paste my links below to check them out!
*Click my link in the bio or copy and paste www.beautycounter.com/mikalabruno
*All products are triple tested for safety.
*Items are free from harmful toxins, hormone disrupting chemicals and heavy metals. *They perform like department store products but are much safer!
*Beautycounter offers a 60 day money back no questions asked return policy.
Swinging into the long weekend like a 3 year old! Hair blowing in the wind, smile on my face.
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had a lot of anxiety swirling around the last couple of weeks. I’m not entirely sure the root of it, though much of my anxiety comes from a feeling like I’ll never be enough. I came off of my conference weekend in Phoenix feeling strong and bold and brave and slowly but surely that ole Imposter Syndrome has crept back in and knocked me down. And it’s ridiculous because I had a killer week with my business, got some amazing news with regards to my advocacy work and have a pretty phenomenal support system cheering me on ever bump & step of the way. But even knowing all of that doesn’t always knock those feelings of inadequacy away.
What does that have to do with looking forward to this weekend? Well I’m looking forward to unplugging and spending some real, focused time with my family, tidying up my physical space to make room to dive into the personal stuff that’s swirling around in my head. It’s not perfect or lasting but every once in awhile I have to do it.
I’ve been on a quest to simplify our life and home and just all that is running around in this mama brain of mine and I think I’ve landed on this weekend being an official start to figuring it all out. Wish me luck!
💦 I’m big on hyaluronic acid. My skin guzzles it, and it’s crucial for youthful skin.
💦Do not let the word ACID fool you! This is naturally occurring found throughout the body (including your 👀🙌🏼) and 50% of HA is found in your skin!!
💦it retains water 💧 (this is good to plump up your cells and give youthful glow)
💦it stimulates collagen production
💦by the time you’re 40, your body only makes about half the HA that it needs
👉🏼👉🏼enter Countermatch serum and moisturizers (and Rejuvenate line for even more actives)
💦Specifically in the form of sodium hyaluronate and hydrolyzed HA (found in this line) ...which allows it to penetrate to where it needs to be. 💦your skin is thirsty...let it drink! #parabenfree#crueltyfree#nonasties#beautyshouldbegoodforyou#hyaluronicacid#liquidgold#freesamplesavailable #beautycounter#betterbeauty
It's time to lighten the mood! The last couple posts have been pretty deep and while I love going deep, I'm learning to lighten up a bit sometimes!
I have to share with you all my fave + current hair products because once I find something I love, I stick with it and tell everyone about it! Priority no. 1 for my products is they have to contain safer ingredients (use @beautycounter#theneverlist ) and no. 2 they have to work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've tried many "natural" shampoos and they always left my hair feeling still dirty and tangled. Blake and I have been using the Daily Shampoo and Conditioner for 2 years and my hair has never felt stronger and healthier! These hit both requirements✅✅
I just expanded into styling products and am really enjoying @innersenseorganicbeauty Volumizing Foam, but I'm not completely won over by the dry shampoo.
I just love finding brands that work and are safer for my health. Because we should not have to compromise our health for performance!
What's a product you've been loving recently? Do you have a favorite non-toxic dry shampoo? ✨Share them below!
30133 hours ago
He's reading the message the bunny dropped off. (Imagine a real bunny and a real card, that's what he is reading!) P.S. Wait until the very end, you might be a @beautycounter consultant if your son talks about this "place" 😂🤣😂 literally dying #moisturizer
523 hours ago
I’m obsessed with it!!! My favorite sunblock and the safest ♥️ A hydrating, lightweight zinc oxide formula that works for everyone, from babies and sensitive-skin-sufferers to outdoor-sports enthusiasts. The broad-spectrum water-resistant formula protects against UVA, UVB, and blue light, and it’s infused with antioxidants and aloe vera. It sinks beautifully into skin and smells faintly of tangerine and lemon.
313 hours ago
Who does not love happy mail? I am just sending out thank-yous and goodies to my new clients and loyal Beautycounter clients. I love this company and mission and am so happy you are on this journey with me. ❤️
613 hours ago
The beginning shipments of my ingredients are coming in! 🙌 Got my super bad ass scale today too, still need to order a few things but then I’ll have a full on mini beauty lab. 😅✨ Also peep Dominos sleeping in background. 😂
I love, love this saying!
Aren’t we all looking to find our purpose? I know it’s something I feel like I’ve always felt like I was looking for. It was when I found a purpose that aligned with a passion I didn’t even know was inside me that the magic started to happen.
I didn’t realize that as a stay at home mama, that I need something more, something outside of caring for my family and our home. Don’t get me wrong I was super busy, but it’s hard to love every moment of that.
I then discovered Beautycounter and felt called to it’s mission of safer products for everyone. It actually ignited a passion in me for using my voice for change and to make a difference in people’s lives.
I recently found out that our MP meeting contributes to getting the Liberal party to place the Ratification of CEPA on those platform for the upcoming federal election. How’s that for seeing change from your work?
I’ve also partnered with Rethink Breast Cancer to provide safer products to women in treatment for Breast Cancer and through it I am giving YOU the chance to affect a bit of change in someone’s life. Sponsor a pouch ($25 for a partial and $50 for a full) that will go directly to women who need it most. message me to coordinate a sponsorship, you can even use your member credits if you’re Band of Beauty!
Through all of this work it has become clear that helping people and making a difference is a passion of mine. Does you purpose file your passion?
626 hours ago
Let’s take a moment to appreciate that beautiful blue because it’s made of powerful ingredients sourced from nature 🙌🏻 @beautyheroes did it again, delivering a stunning discovery box featuring the ever so luxurious @demamielskin goodies! #herogram
I have a thing for presses serums, the Skin Recovery Blend does not disappoint, It smells wonderful & love the concentrated formula that just melts into skin, it helps restore, repair and sooth the skin while protecting it. Also featured is the Brightening Cleanse and Exfoliate that helps reduce dullness by gently exfoliating, calming and brightening skin. It comes in a dry formula that is activated with water I think it’s a cool alternative.
We can all benefit greatly from the holistic approach to skincare that addresses stress on every level: physical, chemical and emotional. #beautyheroes