Thursday, November 23, 2017

Beautycounter Holiday Gifts (and who they would be good for)

Thanksgiving is over, which means it is officially the holiday season! Time to start seriously considering what to gift your friends and family, and this can be a struggle for many. You want to give something unique, but useful; something exciting but practical. Something that really shows that you care (without breaking the bank). Be sure to read on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! 🙂

This is why I’m so excited about Beautycounter’s 2017 Holiday Collection. These are things that the women, men, and kids in my life will actually use, and it promotes a healthy cosmetic and skincare routine… because once you start with Beautycounter, it’s nearly impossible to use any other beauty products – the quality just isn’t the same!

And Beautycounter has something for everyone, not just your skin-conscious female friends. Check out some of my favorite products from the Holiday Collection – and who in your life might like them best.

The Clean Slate Charcoal Duo (for the man who wants to add some luxury to his shaving routine): This two-in-one gift includes the No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask and the Charcoal Cleansing Bar to help detoxify and cleanse your skin. It’s a great gift for anyone, but for many men, whose daily shaving routine can put their skin through a lot of harsh chemicals and abrasive razors, this would be the perfect rejuvenating duo!


Better Baby Care Set (for the new parents who could use a little help finding safe products for their baby’s sensitive skin): This set of treasures includes Baby Gentle All-Over Wash, Baby Soothing Oil and Baby Daily Protective Balm, plus a Finn + Emma racoon toy made with organic cotton yarn! This group of skincare products is a treat for baby and mom alike because it handles everything when it comes to protecting your baby’s skin: a gentle and hydrating cleaning with Gentle All-Over Wash; relieving protection from dry skin with Baby Daily Protective Balm; and Baby Soothing Oil adds revitalizing moisture to baby’s (and mom’s!) skin.

Best of Brushes Set (for the woman that already has her skincare and makeup routine down pat): Four brushes create a fabulous gift for anyone in your life who appreciates a good eyeshadow or bronzer. The Powder Brush, Angled Blush Brush, All-Over Eye Brush and Crease Brush cover all your makeup needs, and are made with animal hair-free taklon bristles.

Holiday Hand Cream Trio (for the friend who always gets dry hands this time of year): We all know someone (or are someone) whose skin tends to dry out and crack when the weather gets cold. Give the gift of relief with this trio of hand creams with the calming scents of Lavender & Vanilla, Ylang & Mandarin and Citrus & Chamomile. These are great to just throw in your purse or keep in the car, and the mix of scents mean you never get bored!


1. Cleansing Balm and cloth in a red box (little less than half the regular size) $38 US and $46 CAN

2. Lash Power – mini volumizing mascara and travel remover in a red box. $20 US and $24 CAN

****These are limited quantities and will most likely be gone sometime on Friday!

3. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 US and $125 CAN Friday thru Sunday at 11:59pm

4. FREE Beautycounter+ Spa Set of choice with any purchase over $250 US and $325 CAN Friday thru Sunday at 11:59pm

If you’re not familiar with the Beautycounter+ spa sets, this is a Collection of targeted MASKS, MIST and OILS formulated with SAFER INGREDIENTS to enhance your current skincare regimen! Products to BRIGHTEN, PLUMP and BALANCE the skin.

  • #1 BRIGHTENING COLLECTION ~ Infused with multi-source VITAMIN C complex, BRIGHTENS dull skin and boosts radiance. Helps MINIMIZE DARK SPOTS for a more even complexion and radiant glow.
  • #2 PLUMPING COLLECTION ~ Formulated with powerful peony and jasmine essences to RESTORE and FIRM moisture-depleted skin. Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines
  • #3 BALANCING COLLECTION ~ Infused with ACTIVATED CHARCOAL and ylang ylang to gently refine oily, uneven skin. Charcoal removes excess oil and impurities. This collection works great for ACNE and BREAKOUT PRONE SKIN.


1. Countermatch Discovery Set in a red box – all 4 Countermatch products in a travel size. $48 US (reg $68) $58 CAN

2. Shampoo and Conditioner Travel Sets in a red box – Volume and Shape and Smooth and Control for $22 US and $28 CAN

****These all are limited quantities and will sell thru the holiday season if any are left. Countermatch set will go up to the $68 price on Tuesday.

3. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 US and $125 CAN

4. FREE Citrus Rosemary Body Oil ($73 value) with a $175 US and $225 CAN purchase

P.S. Unrelated, but just had to share this deal… JCREW: Take 40% off everything. Valid through 11/26.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Inline_Thanksgiving_BeachThe staff and I are off today to be with friends and family, but I wanted to take some time this morning to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving—whether you’re celebrating here in the States or checking in from around the globe.

From a personal point of view, I like beginning the holiday season with a time for thankfulness. The end of the year calls us to take stock, and it’s illuminating (and humbling) to do it in a spirit of gratitude.

I’m thankful for my wonderful family and supportive friends and colleagues. They know it, so I won’t linger.

I’m also grateful for this amazing community—the engagement, encouragement, and challenge you all have offered me over the years. Mark’s Daily Apple continues to be an evolving project. You are the engine of its evolution. My best ideas often come from satisfying a need one of you relay to me or my staff, and I’ve steered my blog, the books, events, products, and educational programs to reflect these ideas and to assist my readers. Thank you, everyone, and please continue to offer your feedback.

I hope you’re enjoying yourself today and have much to be grateful for this year, including good Primal health. Be well, and have a great holiday weekend.

Cheers, Mark


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Eat, Drink & Be Thankful

There is so much to be thankful for this year! <3

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours!

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