SEND TESSIE TO WASHINGTON D.C.

Y'all, I have an opportunity to pretty much be Elle Woods aka represent the not only the state of Alaska but also all of you and those you care about by joining Beautycounter in earning a trip to advocate support of The Personal Care Products Safety Act (S.1113) the beginning of March 2018 in Washington, D.C. 

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Like most people I didn't know what I didn't know in regards to what potentially harmful ingredients were in my personal care and cosmetic items.  About eight years ago I made the lifestyle change to an overall plant-based diet, I was introduced to a greater collection of essential oils other than lavender and started to use them to replace fragrance as well as make my own home products.  But, I was lost in where to go and what to wear in regards to makeup.

As an amateu makeup artist l was frequently approached to join and sell directly to people through numerous cosmetics companies.  This continued on to my adulthood when I became a professional makeup artist so when Beautycounter came on the scene, I was of course, approached as well to join.  Like all those times before, I wasn't interested.  I wasn't interested until my friend, Kate, showed me a video on why Beautycounter Founder, Gregg Renfrew, started the company:

I was awestruck after watching and knew I absolutely had to be apart of this mission.  I owed it not only to myself and everyone I cared about - but also all those I was yet to meet and future generations to educate and advocate for change.  I was eager to try the products and gratefully, as most of you all can attest from my videos and posts over the last two years, they are just as high-performing and incredible as they are beautiful and safe!  Beautycounter products have taken over my entire beauty routine as well as what I use while when working on set as a professional makeup artist. 

I have so much pride being apart of Beautycounter.  Encouraging others to feel beautiful in their own skin has always been such an important aspect of my life and using products that are non-harmful has become just as important to my heart. 

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HOW YOU CAN HELP GET TESSIE TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

1- Shop with me on my Beautycounter site: www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver 
Replace a personal care/cosmetics item you are almost out of or try something new!
**Don't forget to add a Band of Beauty Membership to your cart for free shipping on orders over $100, 15% back in product credit on each purchase to be used within 60 days, a gift with initial sign up purchase of $50 or more (not including membership price) AND exclusive offers/ability to shop and try products first!**

2- Let me take care of your holiday shopping!  
*Email me your holiday gift list and corresponding price points:  tess.weaver@gmail.com
(Think about babysitters, teachers, coaches, hostess gifts, office staff, neighbors, BFFs, and on and on!)
*I will send you a list of Beautycounter gift suggestions for your review.
*Upon your approval, I will order for you! Plus I will wrap and DELIVER (or mail)!

3- Contact me (tess.weaver@gmail.com) to host a social in the month of December or January inviting friends + family to learn about Beautycounter's mission of getting safer products into the hands of everyone.  Smaller groups are better but of course, the more the merrier AND it's legit truly always simple and a lot of fun!  If you are out of state, the social can also be online!

4- Send this blog post to friends + family members you know would love to hear about Beautycounter and support my advocacy trip to D.C.!

5- JOIN THE MISSION.  Become a Beautycounter Advocate Consultant on my team!  Beautycounter is taking TWO of the top-earning personal sales and team building Consultants from EACH STATE and you know I would love to represent with YOU!

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THANK YOU for reading and for your support. 
LET'S GET TESSIE TO D.C. + SAFER PRODUCTS INTO THE HANDS OF EVERYONE! 

www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver #BetterBeauty

 

Style Profile: Garrett Lawrence Taylor

From the moment I met Garrett on tour I instantly gasped "YAS STYLE!" and wanted to be his friend.  Garrett is the epitome of class with total true to character style.  He is an absolutely magnificent Conductor + Musician but on the side I honestly believe he should teach pop-up classes to those wanting to define and perfect their personal style around the world.  Garrett's instagram feed is filled with so much inspiration and wonder, it's an absolute delight to follow.  

When asked of a quote or motto that defines his personal Garrett shared two Oscar Wilde quotes:

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art."  +

"You can never be overdressed or overeducated."  

Both are so fitting and true of Garrett!  

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Name:
Garrett Lawrence Taylor

Location:
Harlem, NYC

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image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Occupation:
Broadway Pianst, Conductor, and Opera Singer.

Decade in life:
In my third decade of life. 

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image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Describe your personal style:
Vintage preppy. 

Favorite color and print to wear:
Blues/greens and multiple prints, paisley, checks, stripes. 

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Dress shirt, tie, vest, jeans.

Signature scent:
Intense Euphoria Calvin Klein-a bold oriental amber fragrance with woodsy rich spice notes. 

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Most coveted piece in closet:
1950's double-breasted wool coat with raccoon fur collar.

Most lusted item you don’t own:
Vintage doctors bag.

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image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Top three favorite places to shop:
Fine and Dandy (NYC), Hi-Bred (Cincinnati), Ralph Lauren, TJMaxx

Favorite season and why:
Fall-it's all about the layers and textures. 

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image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Films that best defines your personal style:
Gosford Park, Talented Mr. Rilpley, Brideshead Revisited.

I never leave the home without: 
My pork pie hat and a good bag.

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image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

I feel most dapper in: 
A three-piece suit.

Fashion Icons:
Oliver Thornton, Dandy Wellington, Luke Edward Hall, Laird Mackintosh.

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image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Five classic essentials you think every fella should own:
1- Well tailored navy three-piece suit.
2- Dressy casual boots.
3- Dark wash slim-fit jeans.
4- A quality cardigan.
5- Beautiful luggage.

Favorite album of the season:
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue is timeless and classic.

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Designer worth checking out:
Reiss of London.

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
Iris Apfel Official, Le Loir en Papillon, Will Taylor (@brightbazaar).

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Trend you wish never happened:
The man bun. 

Advice to those establishing personal style:
Buy pieces that speak to you, shop in outfits, don't be afraid to mix patterns, tailoring, and a good fit are your best friends, go for quality and detail. 

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

When in doubt:
Put on a beautiful overcoat. 

Never be afraid to:
Be overdressed.
 

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image c/o: @gourmetgarrett | #ifgarrettcan

Keep up with Garrett's timeless dapper looks, travels and sophisticated lifestyle via his insta: @gourmetgarrett + #ifgarrettcan

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Style Profile: Anne Lacson

I've known Anne for over a decade and since day one her heart of gold was highly present.  Anne is someone who always carries herself with poise and grace, lead by the most beautiful smile that instantly makes you feel welcomed and appreciated!  Her instagram is one of my favorites because mixed with her sweet spirit is the most badass and eclectic mix of killer fashion looks that always have me uber inspired!  She slays with her high - low mixes and can make the most basic t-shirt look straight outta the runway with her styling.  Anne is also an accomplished chef and fitness queen, only adding to the inspiration. 

When asked about her personal style Anne told me:

"Expressing myself through style has unexpectedly help me push through some barriers of self-doubt by putting myself out there. It’s a great feeling when you can be you."

image c/o: @rowenaanne

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Name:
Anne Lacson

Decade in Life:
80’s baby! Year of the tiger holla!

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image c/o: @rowenaanne

Describe your personal style:
I try to curate what makes feel lux and comfy. To some, it looks like a hype-beast, street, mash-up mix, but it’s deliberate. When inspiration calls out to me, I answer back! 

Favorite color and print to wear:
Favorite color would be denim! It's a color, right? Is mesh a print? Ok, camouflage! Tiger camo, real tree camo, chocolate chip camo.....

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Go to outfit for instant confidence and sophistication:
Something timeless. or a LBD, a big piece of bling, and some skin.

Signature scent:
Lanvin Eclat D'arpege. My other dailies are L'occitane The Vert and The Vert au Jasmine. The original David Yurman is yummy too!

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Most coveted piece in closet:
A cluster diamond cocktail ring passed down from my grandma and sister.

Most lusted item you don’t own:
ISO long fringe jacket. The right one will come along.....soon....

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Top three favorite places to shop: 
1- Popping into small local boutiques when traveling
2- Local thrift and consignment
3- Online consignment: Tradesy, The RealReal, Poshmark
I think we can all be better consumers by up-cycling! It's special when I can share my closet and past style-loves with others. And, if I can’t find it or afford it I will alter or design it.  

Favorite season and why:
I don't mind the cold coming back, I’ve collected furs and can’t wait to wear them again! Faux whenever possible. 

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Film that best defines your personal style:
They’re not films, but I’m sad that series Cashmere Mafia and Lipstick Jungle didn’t take off. I love Younger!

I never leave the home without:
Anastasia Dipbrow pomade. Oh, and breakfast!

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

I feel most beautiful in:
My own skin. A bikini!

Fashion Icons:
BadgalRiRi is my spirit-icon! Patricia Field, Aaliyah, Kelly Kapowski, Kim Kardashian-West

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Five classic essentials you think every lady should own: 
1- A complimenting bikini, now that there are so many enhancing styles for all body types, shapes, and sizes out there!
2- On that note, properly fitting bras
3- Eyebrow product and how to apply it
4- Moisturizer
5- A smile

Favorite album of the season:
My Spotify is all over the place, but Lauv, Tinashe, and Travis Scott always have me swaying. 

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Designer worth checking out:
Versatile pieces from Rick Owens, Halston, and IRO. Online sites like: Dollskill, Naked Wardrobe,  Sorella, and Asos.

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Favorite instagrams to lurke:
I adore my cousin @hannaopalyn travels the world and snaps timeless photos and ootds. I have a big crush on @missjoslin Others: @desiperkins @madebyamuse @kelsekaplanfashion, and @sincerelyjules.

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Trend you wish never happened:
Scrunchies……nooooo!! Kim!!!!

Advice to those establishing personal style:
Style is not that serious! It’s so much fun, start exploring. Stay open-minded and comfortable. My advice is if it calls out to you just try the d@mn thing on! 

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

When in doubt:
Layer! You can always take pieces off later and have multiple style shots when traveling.

Never be afraid to:
Crossover and mix genres and time periods. The time for fashion is now, it’s exciting and has no boundaries.

image c/o: @rowenaanne

image c/o: @rowenaanne

Keep up with Anne and her inspiring looks via her instagram @rowenaanne

Beautycounter Consultant Feature: Sarah Van Abel's Holiday Picks!

www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Meet Sarah Van Abel, an incredible Senior Consultant on my Beautycounter Team!

 

What inspired Sarah to become a Consultant?

While pregnant with my first born, I started paying closer attention to the ingredients in my personal care products and was horrified to find out how hazardous some can be to your health. I mean, these are products we’re putting on and in our bodies every day, day after day. Ingredient labels can be sneaky and companies are masters at masking what’s in your products. Enter Beautycounter - a company based on transparency and devoted to creating high performing products with safer ingredients. When I was introduced to Beautycounter (by Tess!) it was a no brainer for me to sign up as a consultant. I want my kids to live in a world where they don’t have to worry about what’s in their products, so I’m proud to be a part of the movement for better beauty. I hope you’ll consider trying Beautycounter out for yourself! Cheers to your health!

 

Sarah's Top 5 Beautycounter Holiday picks

First off, it's so hard to choose just five because, truly, every single set is perfection! Beautycounter really knocked Holiday out of the park this year, so it's pretty hard not to want it all. Nevertheless, here are my top 5 must-haves!

 

1. The Nude and Smoky Eye trio - $38 each

Two words: LIQUID EYELINER! Need I say more? But really, either set is going to be an easy go-to look any time of year. I love cream shadows and I can't wait to try these bad boys out! I also can't say enough about our Volumizing Mascara - everyone needs it. 

Nude Eye Trio - $38 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Nude Eye Trio - $38 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Smokey Eye Trio - $38 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Smokey Eye Trio - $38 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

 

2. Illuminating Trio - $55

These 3 highlighters will make anyone absolutely radiant! Don't be intimidated - they're super easy to use and will help give you that polished glow you've been lusting after. I'll be using them all winter to give my pale Alaska skin a little sun-kissed gleam.

Illuminating Trio - $55 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Illuminating Trio - $55 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

 

3. Glow and Go Mini Oils - $28

I can't live without my No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil. It's made such a difference in both the brightness and hydration of my skin. Give all three a try and find which one is best for your skin, or use as the perfect stocking stuffer! 

Glo and Go Mini Oils - $28 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Glo and Go Mini Oils - $28 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

 

4. Winter Jewels Palette - $58

I love both our Holiday palettes, but this one gives you everything you need. Eight eyeshadows, two highlighters, and one eyeliner - all brand new, limited edition shades that can go from day to night.

Winter Jewels Palette - $58 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Winter Jewels Palette - $58 | www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

 

5. Better Baby Care Set - $58

Beautycounter's Baby line is simply wonderful.  Knowing you're giving the gift of safe products to mom's you love will extend far beyond the holiday season. Our littlest ones deserve better too! I still use the Daily Protective Balm on my littles (age 2 and 4) throughout the dry winter months to help soothe and treat dry skin (and we won't tell you if you use it on your dry skin either!)

Better Baby Care Set - $58 |  www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

Better Baby Care Set - $58 |  www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel

 

Shop, Become a Band of Beauty Member or Consultant by contacting Sarah via: www.beautycounter.com/sarahvan-abel