Nordstrom Anchorage is CLOSED: We want your Cosmetics + Personal Care Products Business

Tessie + Austen at Nordstrom ANchorage the last weekend of business! * Tears *

Tessie + Austen at Nordstrom ANchorage the last weekend of business! *Tears*

Listen, we are all legit in mourning over Nordstrom’s decision to shut down their Anchorage location. I’ve always called Nordstrom as a whole “The Mothership” (thank you, Janet Burts!) and the Anchorage location “My Second Home.”

My mother, Cath, worked at Nordstrom pretty much my entire childhood with I, myself, starting to work there the day after my sixteenth birthday aka as soon as I possibly could! I continued to work at Nordstrom throughout high school, got my “dream job” of working at MAC when I was eighteen, had a corporate internship with them post-college, worked my way to management in Cosmetics, and ending my career with Nords styling the store with Visual Merchandising. I loved working with Nordstrom and understand the great loss of not having the retail location in our town.

I hear the cries of “where are we going to shop now?” I have suggestions for each department I will be dropping in the near future but this post is strictly dedicated to Cosmetics + Personal Care Products. I’m not even shameless about this —- I’m promoting myself and the business I run alongside an incredible group of colleagues with
BEAUTYCOUNTER!

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Teaching a beautycounter makeup master class

Teaching a beautycounter makeup master class

WHO: Tessie + Squad of Consultants with Beautycounter! * scroll below for name-drops + web links! *

Tessie wearing  Flawless in Five  Tint Skin in linen - Touchup concealer pen in light - GUava Blush - Dahlia Lip gloss - brow gel in light - lengthening mascara + Classic eyeshadow palette  www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver  $150-  PHOTO: Sean Carpenter

Tessie wearing Flawless in Five Tint Skin in linen - Touchup concealer pen in light - GUava Blush - Dahlia Lip gloss - brow gel in light - lengthening mascara + Classic eyeshadow palette www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver $150-

PHOTO: Sean Carpenter

WHAT (is Beautycounter?): Beautycounter is a cosmetics and personal care brand out of Santa Monica, CA founded in 2013. Beautycounter’s MISSION is getting safer products into the hands of everyone! BC has banned over 1,500 potentially harmful ingredients (found on their never list of items not used in any of their products!

Beautycounter is a certified B Corp* meaning they “consider people, planet, and profits equally. We use the power of business to help to solve social and environmental problems by voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance.”*

Beautycounter Consultants also are advocates for #BetterBeauty laws in the United States - constantly working with Beautycounter and their Better Beauty Coalition. I personally got to go to Washington, D.C. in 2018 with Beautycounter with 99 other Consultant Advocates where we lead over 100 legislative meetings advocating for the Personal Care Products Safety Act. The trip was one of the most exhilarating and empowering events of my life, securing my passion and gratitude for working with Beautycounter!

Left to right top to bottom: nancy sellers, sarah van abel, alicia reando, stephanie wright, amanda loy, brenda lester  shop their sites here

Left to right top to bottom: nancy sellers, sarah van abel, alicia reando, stephanie wright, amanda loy, brenda lester shop their sites here

WHO (is apart Beautycounter?): Beautycounter was founded by Gregg Renfrew (@greggrenfrew) who leads an incredible team at HQ including Chief Artistic Officer, Christy Coleman (@christy_coleman) one of my personal hero’s and friends! Beautycounter is made up of over 20K Consultants around the US and Canada!

Yours Truly, Tessie, gets to lead an incredible squad of Beautycounter Consultants who inspire me daily with their incredible hearts, kindness, and BEAUTY that radiates throughout our community and world! Some of the squad is pictured above: Nancy Sellers, Sarah Van Abel, Alicia Reando, Stephanie Wright, Amanda Loy, and Brenda Lester! * shop with them all here *

Not pictured from our squad but making an impact daily include: Leanne Pizzi, Jenny Swanson, Julie Grills, Christin Curry-Pokryfki, Brandy Whitted, and Linda Eisenmayer!

My friend, Debbie Rounds, and some of her squad members: Erica Anderson + Holly day! Different beautycounter teams who come together for events because everyone wins with beautycounter!

My friend, Debbie Rounds, and some of her squad members: Erica Anderson + Holly day! Different beautycounter teams who come together for events because everyone wins with beautycounter!

To answer your question: YES, I would be honored to have you join our squad ASAP via: www.beautycounter.com/join

Beautycounter countertime regimen

Beautycounter countertime regimen

beautycounter pop up hosted by client

beautycounter pop up hosted by client

WHERE (can I buy Beautycounter?):
Beautycounter products can be purchased 24/7 via a Consultant’s website i.e. for me: www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Myself along with any of the Consultants on our squad can host a One-on-One Consultation with you or bring the party to you and YOUR crew via a Pop-Up! Pop-Ups are super simple but fun and fabulous events with no pressure sales. Our mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone by sharing the story of Beautycounter and introducing the products to interested consumers.

Beautycounter also has two current brick and mortar locations in NYC, NY and Denver, CO with seasonal pop-ups previously in Nantucket, MA and LA, CA (with more to open in the future!) At the brick and mortar locations you are able to shop under myself or any Consultant simply by letting the shop associates know you are a Client (or Band of Beauty Member) with Tess Weaver! Y A S - see?! Everyone wins with Beautycounter!

image and design by: sean carpenter

image and design by: sean carpenter

WHEN (are my next Beautycounter events?): Whenever you book a One-on-One Consult or Pop-Up with me and my squad, boo!! <3

I do have a handful of events in the next 6 weeks before I head out on tour (but, I am always available to answer any BC questions, refer you to a Consultant on my team, give a virtual makeup lesson, or talk to you about the Beautycounter Business Opportunity, even on the road!)

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+++ October 10th from 5-8pm and October 11th 3-7pm Debbie Rounds and I will be hosting a BEAUTYCOUNTER HOLIDAY COLLECTION Pop-Up Shop at Attraction Hair Salon 4050 Lake Otis Pkwy, Ste 206 Anchorage, Alaska 99508!!
SAVE THE DATES!!

#ONSETWITHTESSIE my set bag on location with dsw for their holiday ‘19

#ONSETWITHTESSIE my set bag on location with dsw for their holiday ‘19

makeup by tessie #onsetwithtessie on the effervescent @Madspaige for dsw holiday ‘19

makeup by tessie #onsetwithtessie on the effervescent @Madspaige for dsw holiday ‘19

tessie with a full face of #betterbeauty before a super fun beautycounter bunko party!!

tessie with a full face of #betterbeauty before a super fun beautycounter bunko party!!

THANK YOU for letting me talk all things BEAUTYCOUNTER in hopes of an attractive introduction to a Nordstrom alternative for all your cosmetics and personal care products needs! Please consider shopping with me and my squad next time you need to replace a product (don’t forget we have a men’s line, kids line, baby line, as well as ocean/coral safe sunscreen!) Everyone wins with Beautycounter, and I am so grateful to share the passion I have for my business and advocacy efforts with BC!

Beautycounter + sean.jpg + TessieStyle Collaboration Party! #BetterBeauty

UH ---> during the springtime @sean.jpg asked me if we could get coffee + talk about collaborations + I freaked out bc SEAN.JPG *heart eyes emoji* is oh so cool + creative + kind!

@sean.jpg aka Sean Carpenter&nbsp;

@sean.jpg aka Sean Carpenter 

Our first collab was Beautycounter inspired (+ some of the images ended up in an ad campaign for the premier issues of Wildheart Magazine - which you can pre-order right here!) I am so proud of the way the images turned out + even more proud of the incredible people involved in the shoot- thank you Sean, Aspen, + Keegan!
Check out the stunna's below as well as makeup deets!
xoxox

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Aspen's Beautycounter *lewk*:

- No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist $36-
- No. 3 Balancing Face Oil $68-
- Countermatch Adaptive Face Moisture Lotion $49-
- Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Chestnut $42-
- Touchup Concealer Pen in Medium 2 $33-
- Matte Bronzer No. 2 $40-
- Color Define Brow Pencil in Dark $24-
- Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara $29/each
- Beautycounter Red Color Intense Lipstick $34-
 
Shop the *lewk*: www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver
 
pssssst:  Not only is Aspen a badass Motivator @anchoragecycle  
She also runs the coolest shop ever @kurationcollective - Slangin’ T-Shirts and Other Vintage Finds Online | Depop: mavieenrosesell | Poshmark: kuration | Shop here: www.poshmark.com/closet/kuration

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Keegan's Beautycounter *lewk*:

- No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist $36-
- No. 1 Brightening Face Oil $68-
- Countermatch Adaptive Face Moisture Lotion $49-
- Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Sand $42-
- Touchup Concealer Pen in Light  $33-
- Matte Bronzer No. 1 $40-
- Color Define Brow Pencil in Dark $24-
- Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara $29/each
- Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $88-
- Holiday Collection Liquid Eyeliner
- Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Caramel $38-
- Lip Gloss in Fig $29-
 
Shop the *lewk*:

pssssst: Keegan is also the incredible creator of @tundra.mama - Inupiaq Mama of two (you can follow that circus @ak.gypsy.mama) Making modern, funktional kaspaqs out of love and good vibes! Custom orders welcome. 
You totes need to check out her creations!

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Tessie's Beautycounter *lewk*:

- Nourishing Rose Water Mist $36-
- No. 2 Plumping Face Oil $68-
- Countertime Rejuvenating Day Cream $73-
- Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Linen $42-
- Touchup Concealer Pen in Fair  $33-
- Illuminating Cream Highlighter in Bronze Glow $32-
- Color Define Brow Pencil in Light $24-
- Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara $29/each
- Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $88-
- Holiday Collection Liquid Eyeliner
- Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Caramel $38-
- Color Intense Lipstick in First Date (first photo) + Brunch (second photo) $34/each
 
Shop the *lewk*: www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie |image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie |image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Hope you guys had as much fun checking out this shoot as I did being part of it! 

 

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

 

My Current Lip Obsessions

I've never been big on wearing lip products- typically, I am a natural lip balm only kind of gal.  I love the look of a bold lip color, I just always had irritation and torn up lips after applying color products.  

That was until I tried Beautycounter's lip products.  They are literally the first and only color lip products I have used that do not destroy my lips!  Free of over 1500 potentially harmful ingredients and no synthetic fragrances - I am especially smitten with their Holiday Color Intense Lip Set.  Filled with five universally flattering, super pigmented, peppermint essential oil scented, unbelievably moisturizing lipsticks that I will be wearing all season long.  

Check out the colors in the collection below and let me know your favorite!  

Color Intense Lipstick in Brunch | www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver 

Color Intense Lipstick in Girls Night | www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Color Intense Lipstick in 9 to 5 | www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Color Intense Lipstick in Date Night (My FAVORITE!) | www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Color Intense Lipstick in Little Black Dress | www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Color Intense Lip Set $88- | www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Shop the collection and more Holiday Sets before they sell out via my site:  www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver