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Britt Bolen

Conscious mama to Cece.🌎👶🏼 ❤️ fashion👗makeup💄friends👭 fam👪 Executive Director at Beautycounter: getting safer products into the hands of everyone! 👐🏼

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I usually reserve my @beautycounter posts for my private group but some things are meant to be shared and “this time it’s personal.” 🙌🏼 When I was pregnant with Cece I thought I was doing everything right. I was eating healthy, cut down (big time!) on my caffeine, got extra sleep, exercised... I had no idea that what I was putting on my skin, my largest organ, was going straight into my blood stream and therefore to my unborn babe. 😳 I was shocked to learn that while the European Union had banned or (partially) restricted somewhere around 1400 ingredients, the US had done the same but with only 11 (now 30). Was this a joke? 🙀 Jumping on the Beautycounter bandwagon as a client was a NO brainer. 💡 All of our products can be used while pregnant and nursing. But that got me thinking, if it’s not safe to use if I’m pregnant, maybe I never really want to be using this random product. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I’m 21 weeks pregnant (round ✌🏼) and to me, there’s nothing more “personal” than giving my babies the best and the safest. But here’s the problem... 80% (or so) Americans have no idea that there are questionable/harmful ingredients in their personal care. We should all take that very personally. • • • #thistimeitspersonal #bettersaferbeauty #saferskincare #betterbeauty #pregnancy #mamabear #nontoxicliving


If you’re a nail polish lover like me, consider switching to a safer brand! I love @coteshop polish and gentle remover. Currently obsessed with no.10. It’s a soft pink that goes on thin without those lines that other barely there polishes often make. Plus, it’s free from DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor and TPHP. Commonly found ingredients in nail products that have been shown to have adverse health affects. 😷 #thanksbutnothanks #saferbeauty


A subtle, summer highlight for the win! 🙌🏼 These illuminating sticks provide the BEST glowing ☀️☀️☀️skin around! I love them with just my SPF 20 Dew Skin, a little concealer under my eyes and of course mascara and eye brows 🤣 for a no makeup/ makeup look when I’m running around with my toddler- at the pool, park or or lunch date. Layer them at night with your favorite blush and/or bronzer for a more dramatic look. Seriously a must have! 👌🏼 • • • • #nofilter #summerskin #glowing #glowingskin #easymakeup #flawless #highlighter #illuminate


If you need me, I’ll be posted up on the dock for the next 90 minutes. But actually #donotdisturb ☀️ • • • #safersunscreen #mineralsunscreen #lakelife #naptime #mombreak #beautycounter


Hydrate 💦 is the name of the game this summer. I love to add 🍋🍋🍋 to my water and leave it on my counter to remind me to keep pushin’ 💪🏼 it for Cece and I! A cute bottle helps! 💁🏻‍♀️ See 👀 her in the reflection? Anyone else’s kids insist on going outside while still in jammies? 🙈 • • • • #sweetsummertime #hydrate #waterchallenge #lemonwater #lemon #cutewaterbottle


She’s been carrying her children’s Bible around all morning- “reading” it and asking if she can take it to her friends. ❤️ My sweet girl, keep it up love!


Beautycounter’s newest product launches officically, today! 🙌🏼 I've had my hands on this gem since early April and you guys, I'm not lying, it has transformed my skin. 🙌 My skin is: -smoother, WAY smoother -more radiant 💎 -more hydrated looking and feeling -brighter☀️ -glowier, if that's a word The texture, look and feel of my skin has changed in every way. I swear! Move over Nourshing Cleansing Balm, you may be my second favorite Beautycounter product since this guy has moved in! Link in bio☝🏼


Token @zioncoffeeco selfie because I got ready on this #monday! Throwback Free People makes the perfect maternity dress! 🤰🏻 • • • • #pregnancy #pregnancyfashion #pregnancystyle #workfromhome #workfromanywhere #mondaymotivation #summerdays #selfie


Easy like Sunday morning. The last few weeks we’ve been going to 9 a.m. church and it feels like we have so much more day! Home and back in comfy clothes by 11 after hearing a great message @nwoodschurch!👌🏼I can’t believe I’m already half way through my pregnancy with this little guy and have posted no pictures of his/my growth! Blessed beyond measure for an easy and uneventful pregnancy so far. Can’t wait to meet our buddy in October! #beautycounter #octoberbaby


Summer days got us like 😎


Sending out thank you notes 💌 and samples today! Are you interested in trying #saferskincare? I’d love to help get some products into your hands👐🏼 or in your mailbox! 📪


Lunch date with my faves. ❤️


How can you not love this photo?! 🤷🏻‍♀️❤️ Your kids want you playing with them- and you owe it to yourself to give yourself some grace and enjoy the summer, regardless of whether of not you’re at your goal weight. 🙌🏼 While you’re rocking your bad self at the pool or the beach, don’t forget your SAFE sunscreen! Not all sunscreens are created equal. 🤭 Chose a mineral sunscreen (one that shows zinc as an active ingredient) or snag a Beautycounter sunscreen from me 🙋🏻‍♀️and you won’t have to worry about a single ingredient because every last one has been tested for human health and safety. 👏🏼 Order today and be entered in my May giveaway! Head over to my Fb group (Better, Safer Beauty with Britt Bolen) for details! #safesunscreen #betterbeauty #poolside #beachbabe #beachbum #loveyourself


Preppin for the day! 🙌🏼 Trying to avoid living in my kitchen all day everyday this summer !☀️ #planahead #mealprep #snacksallday #toddlerlife


It doesn’t get much better than this. • • • #nofilter #sunset #midwestliving #holidayweekend #memorialdayweekend #lakelife


Perfect start to this holiday weekend! Grateful for times with friends and family and to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. 🇺🇸 📸 cred: @rabolen • • • • #memorialdayweekend #kidsofinstagram #patriot #lakelife #lakestyle #redwhiteandblue #ceceb


Look at all of these goodies going out to a friend this weekend! If you’re local to Peoria, I’d be happy to do the same for you! #trysomethingnew #switchtosafer


Ya'll sweaty season is here and if you don't own a charcoal bar, getcha one!🙋‍♀️ I've been selling these babies like crazy the last few weeks and it's no wonder why! 😎 If you aren't down with charcoal- or more importantly OUR creme de la creme, the caviar of all charcoals, the BEST quality because it's Japanese binchotan charcoal (bomb💣)-- all I can say is, it's better late than never! Here's WHAT it does: 🖤Detoxifies like a BOSS- can absorb (ADsorb but details) up to 200x it's weight in impurities. This BEAST is used in the ER for drug and alcohol overdoses because of it's mega job description.💪 Here's HOW to use it: 🖤Your face if you're acne prone or oily (fan fave for hubs). 🖤On your back and chest if that's where you sweat and/or breakout in the extra toasty months (or if you workout). 🖤Arm pits! You guys DETOX those pits. That's all I'm going to say about that. Here's WHO should use it: 🖤YOU! 🖤Your hunny (those men have some pores #amiright). 🖤Your hormonal, acne-prone teenage daughter/son/cousin/niece/nephew (give the safest gift that keeps on giving). They are young, skip the endocrine disruptors found in SO MANY skincare products. Their fragile sex organs don't need the added stress/confusion. 🖤Lest me not forget our loved ones with PSORIASIS. This bar will become their best friend. Do you use the charcoal bar and love it?! 🤔 I'd love to hear other uses or loves for it!