3 Easy Steps to Amp Up YOUR Confidence!

Updated: Feb 1

As busy moms, we need an easy way to feel stylish and put together. Making time for ourselves seems to always be at the end of that never ending "to-do" list. The good news is that there are a few simple things we can do to get a confidence boost. Who doesn't need {or want} a confidence boost to feel good about the way we look?! I know I do and it starts with taking care of ourselves in simple, everyday things we already do.


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3 Simple Steps to Amp Up YOUR Confidence

I love all things beauty and fashion, but as a mom sometimes its really hard to feel put together. Between just being plain ole tired and the never ending pile of "needs to be ironed", it feels like a chore to be put together and feel confident.

The good news is that there are a few simple things we can do to get a confidence boost, it's what we do to feel good about ourselves. It is not just the way we look, regardless of our fashion choices. It is what we do everyday and the choices we make that give us the confidence.

Over the years (and the course of new babies being added to the bunch), I've mastered a few ways to amp up my confidence and feel put together. No glam team, no fancy wardrobe, just simply ways that make me FEEL good. When I feel good, I look good too. It is choices that I make about products that I use that give me a high. I KNOW that I am using better products and safer ingredients AND that I am also impacting the world with my choices HUGE confidence boost!!



1- It all starts with good skincare

A good skincare routine is the foundation for simple make up to look flawless. My goal is good skin, natural and simple make up.



I use Beautycounter products because they are free from:

Benzalkonium chloride

BHA and BHT

Coal tar

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)

Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)

Formaldehyde

Hydroquinone

Methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone

Oxybenzone

Parabens  (methyl-, isobutyl-, propyl- and others)

Phthalates

Polyethylene glycol (PEG compounds)

Retinyl palmitate and Retinol (Vitamin A)

Sodium lauryl sulfate and Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS and SLES)

Synthetic flavor or fragrance

Toluene

Triclosan and Triclocarban


My daily regimen:

Wash my face with cleansing balm {this balm is the bomb!} or the charcoal cleansing bar.

Then I use intense moisture serum.

After letting that dry, I love to slather myself in the brightening vitamin c oil. Sometimes I just use this instead of both the serum and the oil.

And lastly, eye cream and moisturizer (for day) and sleeping cream (for night)!!!

Every 3 days I use the Balancing Charcoal Mask.

Lately, I've been obsessed with the Overnight Resurfacing Peel. {OMG this is an incredible product!}

I also lather my entire body in coconut oil daily. I use Carrington Farms virgin, unrefined coconut oil. It smells amazing and absorbs quickly!


If you want to give Beautycounter a try, you can choose from one of these 3 sample packs:


1. Countermatch

Pure Calm Cleansing Milk: Featuring breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology, this ultra-gentle cleanser removes makeup and impurities without surfactants that can strip away natural oils. Its conditioning formula respects skin’s balance, replenishing essential hydration so your face feels soft and nourished, never dry or tight. Ophthalmologist tested.

Intense Moisture Serum: Infused with two forms of hyaluronic acid, this intensely moisturizing age-preventing serum absorbs quickly to deliver a concentrated boost of immediate and lasting hydration, while vitamins C and E provide antioxidant protection and improve skin radiance. Breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology harnesses the unique life-giving properties of plants to match the composition of skin, giving it precisely what it needs and nothing it doesn't.

Adaptive Moisture Lotion: This lightweight lotion helps skin adapt to the ever-changing aggressors of modern life. Not only does it provide up to 24-hours of hydration — it actually adjusts hydration levels throughout the day for a smooth look and feel and radiant glow. Breakthrough Bio-Mimic Technology harnesses the unique life-giving properties of plants to exactly match the structure of skin, giving it precisely what it needs and nothing it doesn't.


2. Countercontrol

Clear Pore Cleanser: This daily exfoliating cleanser for oily and blemish-prone skin effectively removes oil, makeup, and other impurities without harsh surfactants that can strip skin of moisture. The formula, featuring SkinBalance Complex and aloe vera, helps purify pores and soothe while jojoba beads gently slough away dead skin cells. Infused with an energizing citrus scent, it leaves your complexion feeling refreshed and balanced, not dry or irritated.

All Over Acne Treatment: Clear existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts with this all-over treatment. The formula, featuring our signature SkinBalance Complex and plant-based salicylic acid, helps reduce blemishes while promoting healthy-looking skin.

Matte Effect Gel Cream: Control oil for up to eight hours* with this innovative cream-to-gel formula for oily and blemish prone skin. Featuring our signature SkinBalance Complex of wintergreen and rosebay willow, this non-greasy hydrator improves skin’s texture without silicone and other ingredients that can clog pores. Oil-free.


3. Rejuvenating

Face Cleanser: Lightly lathering and sulfate-free, this refreshing and luxurious cleanser features fruit and berry seed oils that gently-yet-thoroughly cleanse and moisturize skin. While purifying cleansing agents help remove makeup and clear pores, antioxidant-rich plant extracts—like those from green tea—help soothe and calm skin for an overall fresh, comforted feeling.

Radiance Serum: This smoothing serum helps even the look of skin tone, improve hydration, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, thanks to a combination of jambu extract, vitamin C, mixed fruit acid complex, and algae and marine extracts. Lightweight and easily absorbed, the formula layers effortlessly and invisibly under moisturizer.

Day Cream: Soften and soothe skin while boosting elasticity with this replenishing, youth-boosting moisturizer. A combination of omega-rich natural oils and vitamin-rich fruit extracts hydrates and brightens skin, while jambu extract helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with its cell-stimulating, skin-repairing, and antioxidant powers.


I'd be happy to send you one!! Fill out this form and give me the deets about which one you want to try AND why, then I'll send you a sample pack!!


2- Have a Simple Make Up & Hair Routine

I LOVE make up. Like I am obsessed with trying new products. But a few years ago, I started doing research about the products that I was using and I was absolutely SHOCKED at what was allowed to be in my products. I made the #saferbeauty swap and could not be happier.

My 5 Minute Face:

I use the Flawless in Five for a simple everyday look.

When I feel like being fancy, I add highlighter, shadow and some eyeliner. When I am being "extra" {can you tell I have teenagers?!}, I use a slightly darker lip and much bolder eye. {This is few and far between, the perks of being a WAHM!}


Ok, #momconfession- I hate doing my hair...like really hate it. I'd rather just throw it up in a bun and forget about it, #momlife right?! But, when I need to make an effort to look put together, doing my hair is always part of the equation. I started using Beautycounter hair products because they are free from all of those nasty chemicals mentioned above and with SUPER thick but fine hair that gets weighed down easily, I needed some OOMPH and volume. I love the Volume and Shape Collection! Like I said, I have super thick,fine hair that needs volume right at the top of my crown and at the front of my face. This does the trick!


This collection for fine hair gives body and enviable oomph, featuring hibiscus plant proteins to give a boost of weightless volume {music to a #plantbased and #dairyfree mamas ears}. All products are lightly scented with a fresh citrus scent and are safe for color-treated hair, {hello grays}.


Volume & Shape Shampoo:

Gives hair exceptional fullness and features breakthrough PureFoam Cleansing Technology that delivers the rich lather you love, without damaging sulfates.

Volume & Shape Conditioner:

Helps awaken flat hair with natural conditioning agents that give a healthy bounce without the buildup.Volume & Shape Volumizing Mist: Instantly lifts roots and gives hair long-lasting fullness and touchable texture.

If you are ready to make the clean beauty swap too, let's chat! Feel free to browse the products here!

3-Wear a piece of Statement Jewelry

Jewelry can make an outfit, it can make you feel "put together", it can make a statement, and give you a boost of confidence. After all, a piece of jewelry can literally make an outfit come to life. Whether it's minimalist jewelry or a beautiful statement necklace, it can add so much to a simple outfit like jeans and a t-shirt.




I love a statement necklace or some {several} bracelets! I feel "complete" when I have jewelry on...even if my hair is in a bun on top of my head.


Grace and Able is a jewelry brand out of Australia that is totally changing the game. Check out a previous post about the brand and how they impact the world!


Do you have any tips on easy ways to boost self confidence? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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