Mindfully Chic

A clean and mindful lifestyle is the key to optimal health. Wellness is attainable without sacrificing fun, sophistication, and life's luxuries.

Living a clean and healthy lifestyle means being mindful of what we put on our body as well as what we put in it. Unfortunately, we are surrounded by harmful chemicals every day but if we make simple changes in our lives we can reduce that exposure and significantly improve our health and well being. Life is about progress, not perfection. It is also about fun and not deprivation. Living mindfully can still be chic.

My name is Paige Calla and 3 1/2 years ago I began my journey with Beautycounter. We are a lifestyle brand committed to forcing change in the unregulated personal care industry and working towards more health protective laws.

When I was introduced to this amazing company and mission I was trying to live a more clean and healthy lifestyle but was shocked by the facts and lack of regulation in the industry. With 2 young children I thought that we were "safe" by using "all natural", "organic", "paraben free" products but those words mean virtually nothing because there is no one regulation our products like the FDA regulates our food. Some of the common chemicals being used are linked to cancer, reproductive issues, autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, and the list goes on. We all have personal connections with these common health concerns...genetics haven't changed much over the years but the chemicals we are exposed to have increased exponentially. I found myself sad and angry but then decided to channel that energy to make a change. Changes have to be made!!!

At Beautycounter, we believe our health should never be sacrificed for beauty. We have an incredible line of personal care products and cosmetics that are the safest on the market yet effective and extremely luxurious. Via my work with Beautycounter I strive to educate on the importance of clean living. We are nobody without our health!

Men use personal care products too are not exempt from the affects of harmful ingredients. In fact many common ingredients in their products have been linked to hormone disruption, fertility issues, and cancer.

Tomorrow, Beautycounter launches our men’s line, Counterman. Get ready for high performance and the same level of safety. Jim, my dad, and a few lucky clients husbands are already loving it!

Take me back! All the love, laughter, inspiration, pampering.. it’s just unparalleled 🙌🏼 #appreciation #beautycounter #thankful #breakerspalmbeach #becounter #workhardplayhard #findyourpassion #pursueit #becounter #betterbeauty @ Palm Beach, Florida


Oral-B Glide floss tied to potentially toxic PFAS chemicals, study suggests

It’s not just floss.. PFAS can be found in many products and household items including you sofa, rugs, non stick pots and pans, food wrapper, microwave popcorn bags etc. Reduce your toxic load by doing a little reasearch and choose safer.

“PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are potentially harmful chemicals often used for their water and grease resistance.”

“Exposure to certain PFAS chemicals, like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), has ties to cancer, ulcerative colitis in adults and thyroid disease in children, among other health problems, researchers said.”

usatoday.com Using Oral-B Glide dental floss may be associated with higher levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in your body, according to a new peer-reviewed study.

Our very own @christy_coleman was one of the first celebrity makeup artists to clean up her kit. Why should you have to sacrifice your health for high performing, pigmented makeup? You shouldn’t.. so she is doing something about it. At Beautycounter we screen every single ingredient including pigments for contaminants linked to cancer, hormone disruption, developmental toxicity, and infertility.
Christy, I enjoyed dinner with you the other night! Congratulations on successfully sharing #betterbeauty with Hollywood and beyond. And good luck with the 🙅🏼‍♀️🧀. You can do it! #goldenglobes #hollywood #conniebritton #palmbeachgetaway #breakerspalmbeach #highperforming #cleancosmetics

Teamwork makes the dream work! 🤝

#team #betterbeauty #palmbeachgetaway #movingmarkets #tribe #advocates #cleanbeauty

The easiest solution to your need to clean up your makeup kit and the best bang for your buck. Flawless in Five! Check out all these gorgeous ladies that are fans.

Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen
Color Define Brow Pencil
Lengthening or Volumizing Mascara
Satin Powder Blush
Lip Gloss

$150! ($187 value)


Yes me too! What are your favorite clean swaps? It can be anything from a favorite cleaning product, household tip, to a deodorant. I want to know and I’m always learning from y’all. #cleanswap #comecleanin2019 #cleanliving #betterbeauty #becounter #healthyliving #cleanhome #safeskincare #shoesoff #noplastic

It’s a new year and it’s time to welcome new, good skin at a safer standard! Our regimens are designed to work in synergy to deliver the best results possible. When you buy a 4 step regimen you get to pick from a travel size Resurfacing Peel, Cleansing Balm, or Charcoal Mask as your gift with purchase! 🙌🏼 Time to come clean in 19!

Not sure which is right for you? Take the quiz


Back to school never felt so good!! Time to workout and begin Palm Beach prep 🙌🏼 I do have to say though this was the easiest break yet.. I think the kids are finally at that age where they can entertain themselves and not whine so much. #backtoschool #routine #metime #backtothegrind #cleanbeautyboss #betterbeauty

Spotted: clean beauty at the Golden Globes. ✨ #BetterBeauty looks good on you, Connie, Debra, and Catherine
Beautycounter products, our own Christy Coleman, used to achieve Connie’s look:
Tint Skin in Honey
Touchup Concealer in Light
Highlighter in Topaz (as blush)
Necessary Neutral Palette in #Mist all over eyelids, #Moto in crease, outer edge and under lash line.
Velvet Eyeshadow Palette Romantic Palette #Moondust on center of lid
Precision Liquid Eyeliner
Instant Glow Illuminating Cream

Cleaner, safer, higher performing. It’s possible to achieve without sacrificing your health. And now you can switch out your old conventional makeup for #betterbeauty at a huge discount. Tomorrow is the last day of our winter sale and I can’t believe some of these gems are still available! #becounter #cleanin19 #switchtosafer #cleancosmetics #healthyliving #cleanliving #mission #education #advocacy

No better playground 🌊 🐠 🦀 ☀️#mountpleasant #charleston #lowcountry #winter #shemcreek #boatlife

Let’s raise the bar in 2019. Who wants to do better, learn more, live cleaner, work out more, and be the best you you can be?! I do 🙋🏼‍♀️ Once we know better we can do better so let’s do better together 👭🤝. And remember this is YOUR journey so no comparing yourself to anyone else. It’s about progress not perfection so no negative self talk or judgements. ✌🏼 #2019goals #comecleanin2019 #cleanswap #becounter #raisethebar #barre #intentionalliving #setyourintention #choosejoy


The Detox Skin Freakout—and What to Do about It | Goop

Anyone else seeing their detox in their skin this week? I certainly am..I added our Countercontrol Cleanser and the SOS treatment into the mix and its working wonders! I don't have oily acne prone skin so I would never be able to tolerate harsh drying products but this is keeping my skin in great balance.

I also highly recommend Yogi Skin Detox tea...its amazing!

Thanks goop for the write up!

goop.com As a full-on goop-in-January detox gets underway, it can show up on skin—and initially, in some cases, not in the prettiest way. Stay calm, double down on consistency with this regimen for the detox skin freakout, and your skin should start looking and feeling as good as the rest of you.

2019 will be a year of INTENT in all I do. In parenting, with my health journey, in who I surround myself with, how I spend my work time. More of what lights my soul on fire and less excuses, drama, negative thinking.

Love. Support. Transform


Holy guacamole: Chipotle just came out with Whole30, keto, and Paleo-approved bowls

Well this is noteworthy news!

wellandgood.com Yasssssssssssssss!


Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Have Been Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands

Blake McGraw Harris said it well:

“As if any of us need another reason to switch to safer products, here it is. Having 13 years of experience as a hairstylist, this is sickening to me. It truly is sad what we expose ourselves to everyday is detrimental to our health. The US has NOT passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938😱 Say what??! The European Union has banned close to 1,400 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products, while the good ol' USA has ONLY partially banned 30 to date!!🤢
Some of the products mentioned in this article are NOT JUST SHAMPOOS and were found to include high levels of COCAMIDE DEA, which is a suspected CARCINOGEN!!
-Paul Mitchell ,Biosilk,Moroccan Oil,Herbal Essence (VERY well known companies)
-Palmolive, Prell, Trader Joe's Lemon Kitchen Hand soap!!
You can see the full list of all 98 PRODUCTS containing the CARCINOGEN below ⬇️

READ YOUR LABELS PEOPLE!!! It is not that hard to start switching to safer. More and more companies are poping up everyday with the same mission as Beautycounter. I am happy to help you start with your skincare and makeup, just shoot me a message any time😃🌿🌎”

realfarmacy.com You probably thought that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to burn your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly. The...

Big plans for tomorrow? 🍾 🎇 You may want to mix up some of this detox lemonade to have on hand to rehydrate Jan 1st. I’m drinking it now in preparation 😂. Thanks @theguthealthmd
💦 64oz- Our body is comprised of 60% water
🍎 1/2 cup ACV- clears toxins, aids in digestion, promotes weight loss
🍋 1/2 cup- Lemon contains limonin which burns fat and destroys viruses plus the vitamin c stimulates immune system.
🥔2 tsps Ginger- soothes nausea and an upset gut
🍯 1 tbsp raw local honey- sweetener loaded with vitamins and minerals and great for allergies. #detox #hydrate #ringinnewyear #2019 #rehydrate #happynewyear #newyearnewyou #guthealth #whoneedsgatorade #healthyliving #cleanliving #mindfullychic #acv #honey


Foods That Can Trigger Anxiety

Even if you do not have symptoms of anxiety these are great diet rules to follow for optimal health!

Thanks for sharing Beautycounter with Seapy!


kaylaitsines.com If you have any form of anxiety, then you know that it can often make you feel like you are on edge. According to mental health organisation Beyond Blue, in any 12-month period more than two million Australian adults will experience anxiety. There are many symptoms of anxiety that may, in part, be p...

A last look back before we look forward! #best9 #2018 #family #betterbeauty

Have you checked out the WINTER SALE yet?! all of this and more is up to 60% off!!!! 😱#neverbefore #betterbeauty #hugediscount #cleaningoutfor2019 #newyearnewyou #becounter #cleanbeauty #safeskincare #ewgverified #cleancosmetics

Had to share this from @iamwellandgood. A great reminder that you can hope, pray, and will all the things your way but you still need to work for them! #workhard #motivation #2019goals #bossquotes #bestyearyet #wellandgood

Wowzer! I have never seen a sale like this in my 5 years. Help us clean out to make room for new and get the things you love at a HUGE savings!!

Our annual winter sale is on!! Now you can get my favorite (and my sister’s) Instant Awakening Trio 30% off at $62.30. I’m grabbing these for the Peels and Eye Masks alone plus I love the Illuminating Countermatch Cream 🙌🏼❄️

Also included in the sale are some oldies but goodies that we must clear out but are equally as high performing and safe! Psst sunscreen, the old eyeshadow duos, brushes etc! Get em before they are gone.. charcoal essentials and brush set are already sold out!


Joy Bauer shares food swaps to lower calorie counts this holiday season

love this swaps!!

today.com TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer took to the streets of New York to find out which holiday treats people look forward to most. She later joins TODAY to share equally tasty swaps that contain a fraction of the calories.

House goals! Oh how I wish my house was this clean and crisp over the holidays. Anyone else feel like they spend 99% of their time tidying up?! @thewarrenhaus I love your style 🙌🏼🌲 #holidaystyle #minimalism #cleanliving #minimalistchristmas #interiors #modernfarmhouse

Don’t be sad when your package doesn’t arrive on time!!

For those very last minute shoppers I will have *some grab and go items at my house up until Dec 24th.

It’s Monday morning, a week until Christmas, today is the shipping cutoff, and the kids will be out of school in a couple days 😱 Yes I have many tabs open right now. #mondaymorning #holidayshuffle #christmastime #mombrain #multitasking


LEGO launch their first sustainable blocks made from sugarcane – and they hope to roll it out to most products by 2030

Very cool LEGO!!


businessinsider.com LEGO wants the majority of its production to be sustainable by 2030 and, on August 1, launched its first sustainable LEGO-bricks. The new bricks are made of sugarcane plastic and are shaped like plants.

THIS is why I love my job! #knowbetterdobetter

Spreading #cleanbeauty and holiday cheer 🎅🏼 🎁 🎄💫Thank you @vintagecoffeecafe for hosting the best holiday market in town. The music🎶, the 🍕, the crowd is 🙌🏼. I love being a part of this community and so thankful for the support. Ps check out the flash sale that started today! 20% off select holiday sets #betterbeauty #mtpleasant #holidaymarket #charleston #coastalcrust #becounter #education #advocacy #switchtosafer #skincare #mensgrooming #cleancosmetics


Beautycounter Is The Top Trending Beauty Brand Of 2018

“When Beautycounter was founded in 2011, we were pioneers in the movement for better beauty, so we are often at the center of the conversations about clean beauty now,” Gregg Renfrew, Founder and CEO of Beautycounter, tells Refinery29.

Refinery29 🙌🏼🙌🏼💫

refinery29.com It beat out the rest of the competition, and not just for its products.

HURRY!! It looks like we found a little extra stock of these coveted sold out items so get them while you can. They won’t last long!!! The perfect stocking stuffers or mix n match them for gifts.

Stardust Cream Shadow Set- $39

Glow and Go mini Oils- $30

Special Edition Cleansing Balm- $89

By popular demand.. my No Cream, Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe. All the vitamins and minerals in this soup will help to keep your immune system in tip-top shape!

10 servings
32 oz mushroom mixture of choice- I like white, cremini, shiitake, portabello, and oyster
1 yellow onion
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cup chickpea flour
3 cups broth of choice (I like bone broth for the added health benefits but it can be a bit rich so I do 2 cups bone, 1 cup veggie or chicken).
White wine or sherry optional (anywhere from half a cup to 1 cup)
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

-Sauté onions, and garlic in evoo until translucent
-add mushrooms and sauté. The longer and slower you cook them the better to allow them to caramelize.. this will continue to happen after you add the flour as well.
- slowly stir in chickpea flour. The longer you cook the flour the more flavor comes out. It browns as you cook it FYI.
- once it’s fully mixed in/absorbed add in broth and nut milk
-bring to boil, reduce to simmer for at least 20 mins
- if you prefer it thicker add to heat safe blender and blend on low to desired thickness.
Enjoy warm!
#dairyfree #immuneboosting #soup #dairyfreesoup #soupseason #mushrooms #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #almondmilk #bonebroth #chickpeaflour #immunity #farmacy #bvitamins #selenium

Children are more vulnerable to the effects of lead and other heavy metals which can interfere with brain development, reduce fertility, and disrupt hormones (like early menstration). Exposure to even a little bit of these toxins can add up over time and do harm. You won’t see “lead” on your lipstick labels and many brands from affordable to high end have been found to have up to 7.19 parts per million! 5 of the 10 the worst offenders in a 2010 study by the FDA were from L’Oreal. Stick to makeup with .5 ppm or non detect levels of heavy metals like Beautycounter... especially for your little girls! #makeupforkids #heavymetals #safecosmetics #lipstick #girlythings #littlegirlsmakeup #betterbeauty #cleanbeauty #claires #girlswillbegirls

My most favorite! These nude glosses are silky smooth, conditioning, non sticky, and universally flattering. The peppermint really just puts me over the edge. And the price ($49 for all 3) is a win given that each full size gloss is typically $29!!

Caramel (sheer honey)
Spice (warm neutral with gold-silver shimmer)
Praline (neutral with gold shimmer)

Get em before they are gone! 🎁 Link to shop in comments.

Adding to my collection of @beautycounter ornaments from @lcalla7 👌💫 and I love being reminded of all the good each year has brought to our mission and lives. Reach out to her with your orders ASAP before she is out of them! #becounter #beautycounter #betterbeauty


6 Best Probiotics Even Gut Experts Take | Well+Good

I was recently on a search for the best probiotic and I found this great article. I love Garden of Life so I may try their women’s formula. Also check out that Better Air air purifier that actually pumps probiotics into your house to balance the bacteria in your home. So freaking cool it’s now on my Xmas list.


wellandgood.com Doctors and nutritionists reveal the exact supplements they take on a daily basis to stay bloat-free, and advise what to look for when choosing one yourself.

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