12 Things We Wish We Knew Before We Had Kids

12 Things We Wish We Knew Before We Had Kids

While many of you know me as a CEO and entrepreneur, my most important job is being a mom. During preparations for our baby line launch, I asked the Beautycounter team to share stories of their early days as parents. Some of these stories made us laugh, and others reminded me of what I wish I’d known then. I hope some of these tips help to make the early days a bit better and safer, for you and your baby.
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A Wholesome Late-Summer Dessert to Try Now

A Wholesome Late-Summer Dessert to Try Now

All too often, we’re faced with a choice between sugar-filled sweets and tasteless treats. But thanks to Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas of Sweet Laurel Bakery, it’s possible to enjoy the best of both worlds—more-wholesome desserts that are delicious to boot. Using the fewest ingredients, all of which are organic, the Los Angeles-based company makes baked goods free of grain, dairy, and refined sugar, in addition to some vegan and raw treats. Read on for a delicious recipe Sweet Laurel created exclusively for Beautycounter, featuring late-summer peaches from the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

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Meet M.Gemi, a Shoe Brand That’s Disrupting the Fashion Industry

Meet M.Gemi, a Shoe Brand That’s Disrupting the Fashion Industry

On the surface, stilettos and skin care have little in common, but we had to share why we love M.Gemi, a luxury shoe brand that’s caught our attention for a good reason. The company is challenging the status quo—within the fashion industry—by making luxurious handcrafted Italian shoes more accessible to everyone. M.Gemi works directly with artisan factories across Italy and sells its shoes directly to consumers. As a result, it’s able to offer trendy new styles every week—like strappy flat sandals and soft leather loafers—at surprisingly attainable prices.
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Meet Kristin Brady & Alison Ellsworth

Meet Kristin Brady & Alison Ellsworth

When they first met at a Beautycounter Social, Kristin Brady and Alison Ellsworth didn’t realize that they’d soon be close friends—after all, they don’t even live in the same state. But Alison became Kristin’s mentor, and has been helping her build her business ever since. Alison—who also has a FT job in corporate America, is a mother of two, and a personal trainer—first found Beautycounter because she was looking for options for her kids and her husband, who has a history of invasive melanoma. Meanwhile, Kristin, who left her job in the fashion industry to become a health coach, was looking for options to recommend to her clients. Together, they’re part of one of Beautycounter’s fastest growing teams. See their story below.

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Meet Kristin Brady & Alison Ellsworth

Meet Kristin Brady & Alison Ellsworth

When they first met at a Beautycounter Social, Kristin Brady and Alison Ellsworth didn’t realize that they’d soon be close friends—after all, they don’t even live in the same state. But Alison became Kristin’s mentor, and has been helping her build her business ever since. Alison—who also has a FT job in corporate America, is a mother of two, and a personal trainer—first found Beautycounter because she was looking for options for her kids and her husband, who has a history of invasive melanoma. Meanwhile, Kristin, who left her job in the fashion industry to become a health coach, was looking for options to recommend to her clients. Together, they’re part of one of Beautycounter’s fastest growing teams. See their story below.

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Meet Jenn Indra

Meet Jenn Indra

Jenn Indra, a former teacher and aerobics instructor, is making big waves as a Consultant at Beautycounter—hers is one of the fastest growing businesses. The California-based, fashion-loving Indra, a wife and mother to a six-year-old boy, was always a Whole Foods shopper, but could never find products that she was legitimately thrilled to display on her vanity. Until she met Beautycounter.

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