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Clean Your Routine For A Sweet ’16 Challenge Day 2

Yay! We’re doing things and making changes! Day 1 was to simply act! I hope you tweeted out the message

Cleaning my routine for a Sweet ’16 #BAAMS16

If you haven’t already go ahead and commit now!!! What are you waiting for? The first challenge I gave myself was to decrease the amount of potential BPA contamination my family was exposed to. This is not an easy feat! I had already started by getting mason jars a few months ago for my husbands lunches. The more I read about the effects of BPA and how getting BPA free plastics didn’t really help since the substitutes aren’t much better the less comfortable I felt feeding my kids from plastic plates and forks etc.

The challenge for today is to learn about a harmful ingredient that your family is probably encountering that you can ban from your home. I chose BPA, you can use the same one or choose something entirely different. Let me know what you decide! Scope about it, post some Instagram pictures, a Snapchat, Tweet whatever you are comfortable with. Don’t forget to hashtag it #BAAMS16. I will be looking for and interacting with your posts so try and keep them informative.

 

Want to learn more about BPA? http://www.ewg.org/research/tips-avoid-bpa-exposure

 

BISPHENOL A (BPA) A hormone disruptor that may also alter DNA. It’s used in plastics and resins. Found in: plastic bottles, lining of aluminum food cans, possibly in eyeshadow, and styling gel.

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Clean Your Routine for a Sweet ’16 Day 1

I’m not a New Year’s Resolutions kind of person. The idea of waiting to change something in your life that you know is wrong is some how baffling and crippling to me. I like to take action the first moment I can. I have made quite a few changes in my life this month and thought I should share them with you!

How about a challenge to get on the right track before the New Year even get’s here! I will post a challenge item here for the next 16 days. Do one, do them all, wash, rinse, repeat! It’s up to you! Either way let’s work together towards a healthier you! To make it even more fun we’ll do a contest as well! Everyone that participates will be added into the final drawing.

How do you participate? By interacting and cleaning your routine! You can find me all over…

Periscope – Follow! Share! Comment! Leave hearts!!!

Twitter – Tweet… Cleaning my routine for a Sweet ’16 #BAAMS16

Facebook – Like, Follow, Comment, Share!

Google+

YouTube – Subscribe, Like, Comment, Share! You know the drill by now!

If you really just want to stalk me you can find me on …

Snapchat

and

Instagram too!

Follow, like, comment, reply @ me in your changes and suggestions! Whatever makes you happy and keeps you motivated.

You can interact with me on these platforms daily as we embark on this mission! Use the hashtag #BAAMS16 when you post so I can find you and interact as well. Each action I can track back to you will give you more weight in the final draw! So comment below that you are in! Feel free to share your screen names as well. You can join in on day 1 or day 16 it doesn’t matter just get involved in your own health and wellness. Sooner is better than later!

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Giving Tuesday!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday! It’s all great fun if you want to go shopping but I’m excited for this years Giving Tuesday! Join me on December 1st and send a donation to your favorite charity! If you donate through Paypal they will add 1% to your donation! It’s not much but every little bit counts! I will be using it to donate 10% of my earnings from this months Beauty And A Mission social to the Breast Cancer Fund.

I like to support the Breast Cancer Fund because they emphasize prevention! Check out their mission and vision!

Of course you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to give and you shouldn’t stop after Tuesday. I will be donating 10% of my personal social earnings each month. Please join me by shopping through my social if you aren’t shopping through a friends. Sending your own donations to the businesses that are making the changes you want to see in the world is the best move! We vote with our pocketbooks so make every vote count by being conscious of what you purchase and where you purchase it from.

Joining us as a Band of Beauty Member or a Consultant also triggers a donation to one of the three non-profits partnered with Beautycounter. You can choose from:

Environmental Working Group (EWG) uses the power of research and information to protect public health and the environment.

Why we love them: Their Skin Cosmetic Database allows you to search over 73,000 products for hazardous ingredients. ( I don’t know what I would have done without their ample amounts of research and information over the years.)

www.ewg.org

The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.

Why we love them: The Breast Cancer Fund is a founding member and national coordinator of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a broad-based coalition working to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.
www.breastcancerfund.org

Healthy Child Healthy World empowers parents and caregivers to protect children from harmful chemicals.

Why we love them: Their easy actions and tips help families create safer environments where children can flourish.
www.healthychild.org

Finally, you can contact me to host a social on a mission of you’re own! Earn some free items and a discount on your purchases while having fun and learning about Beautycounter with your friends and family in person or online!

Happy Giving!

 

 

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Take Action

Ask Congress to make safe beauty a priority!

Source: Urge Congress to Prioritize Safe Beauty

 

Do you have 2 seconds to ask Congress for safer cosmetics laws? Skin care and beauty products are some of the least-regulated consumer products on the market.

Consider this: The last time Congress passed a major law to regulate cosmetic ingredients was in 1938. The United States has only partially restricted 11 ingredients from use in the beauty industry; the European Union has banned nearly 1,400. It’s safe to say we’re dangerously behind the times.

Some say it’s a radical move for a company to ask Congress to regulate the very industry in which it operates. We think it’s the right thing to do.

Beautycounter has taken the guesswork out of it. Use this link, fill it out and hit ‘send’. Take action and ask Congress to ‪#‎switchtosafer‬

Visit Know Everything on my Beautycounter site for more details!

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Beautycounter Asks Congress To Clean Up Cosmetics

This week our Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew will head to Washington, D.C. to ask Congress to prioritize safe beauty. The last time Congress passed a major law overseeing the cosmetic industry was in 1938. The law, which is only one and a half pages long, does little to protect our health; harmful cosmetics ingredients are allowed in the products we put on our bodies every day. On the other hand, the European Union has banned or restricted nearly 1,400 chemicals from cosmetics. It’s safe to say the U.S. is dangerously behind the times.
ACT NOW ❯

Beautycounter’s mission is to get safe products into the hands of everyone. Our game-changing Ingredient Selection Process starts by banning over 1,500 of the industry’s worst offenders. We go on to screen each and every ingredient to ensure none have links to health impacts like cancer, infertility, hormone disruption, and early puberty.
In addition to making safer products now, we work toward our mission for the future in three big, overarching ways:

 Educating

We believe in empowering people to make more informed, safer choices in their lives. Every time our staff or our field of Independent Consultants speaks about this issue, people learn, often for this first time, that small exposures to toxic chemicals can have a big impact. We share trustworthy information so that you can make healthier choices at home—from beauty to cleaning products to safer mattresses. Our buying guides and partner tools—like the EWG Skin Deep database—arm consumers with better information. You play a part by sharing this important information with your friends and family.

Moving the Market

Making safer products in a virtually unregulated industry isn’t easy. We work with ingredient suppliers and formulators that understand our mission and are willing to move beyond the status quo. We also partner with universities, companies, and organizations to share ingredient information, test chemicals lacking safety data, and collaborate on projects that will move the market toward safety and transparency.

Advocating for Better Laws

We advocate for stronger, smarter laws on cosmetics and personal care products. We know that in order to make products safer for everyone, we need to fix our broken system. Not only will reforming our laws protect public health, but it also has the potential to help businesses innovate, which is good for our industry and for the U.S. economy.

Gregg said it well:

“Reforming our laws isn’t a pipe dream. It is needed, practical, and possible. And it is happening as we speak. Earlier this year, Beautycounter helped pass one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. We worked with partners in Oregon to restrict more than 66 of the most toxic chemicals in children’s products. And we’re not stopping there. Now we need our leaders in Washington to prioritize safe beauty and protect our health.”

We believe our mission-driven approach to product safety is the best way to truly clean up the beauty industry. And in all three of these categories, you play an important role.

Our meetings in Washington, D.C. will be amplified if you do your part back home. Ask Congress to prioritize safe beauty, and then tell your friends and family to join the movement for better beauty.

ACT NOW ❯