How to prep hair, makeup, and skin for your wedding day

All right brides. I see you over there, Pinning all the things and bookmarking pictures you want to show your photographer. Meanwhile you’re negotiating your guest list like you’re defending a bill in Congress, sending cute packages to your bridesmaids, and trying to fit in a date night with your fiancé that doesn’t include wedding […]

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If you live here in California, you are well aware of the fires throughout the state. This isn’t new; it happens around this time every year. Hello fire season. When it comes up in conversation that my husband is a fireman, without a doubt whoever I am talking with (or whoever my husband is talking […]

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How to support firefighters and their families during fire season

If you live here in California, you are well aware of the fires throughout the state. This isn’t new; it happens around this time every year. Hello fire season. When it comes up in conversation that my husband is a fireman, without a doubt whoever I am talking with (or whoever my husband is talking […]

Family

How to support firefighters and their families during fire season

How to talk to your kids about inclusion

With the start of the new school year, there are a couple of things weighing heavy on my mind and one of them is the topic of disability inclusion. As a mom of a special needs daughter, this is something I manage almost daily as we interact with typically-developing kiddos and their families, but it […]

Special Needs

Back to school for kids is usually synonymous with “lots of time in the car for mom.” AM I right?! After a full first week of school and driving everyday back and forth between Jaxlee’s therapy, there are a few items I just can’t live without. I’m all about making life on the road easier […]

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7 must-have car essentials for busy moms

Back to school for kids is usually synonymous with “lots of time in the car for mom.” AM I right?! After a full first week of school and driving everyday back and forth between Jaxlee’s therapy, there are a few items I just can’t live without. I’m all about making life on the road easier […]

Special Needs

7 must-have car essentials for busy moms

Special Needs Mama: Three-week physical therapy intensive with LEAP Pediatric

If you have followed along our journey, the whole reason I write about clean living is because of the transformation I’ve seen in our daughter Jaxlee. (More about her story here!). Because the special needs community, especially all my other special needs mama’s, have made such a huge impact on me, I wanted to share […]

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Special needs support

In the fall of 2020, I found myself waving the white surrender flag saying, “this is too much.” Everything felt SO big and so hard and I thought, I can’t live like this anymore.  At the time I was a mom of two with another one on the way. Jaxlee was doing remote kindergarten– which […]

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Self-care Class Reflection: How to manage stress

In the fall of 2020, I found myself waving the white surrender flag saying, “this is too much.” Everything felt SO big and so hard and I thought, I can’t live like this anymore.  At the time I was a mom of two with another one on the way. Jaxlee was doing remote kindergarten– which […]

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Self-care Class Reflection: How to manage stress

Review: Beautycounter’s NEW Think BIG All-in-One Mascara

From the minute my parents let me wear makeup, mascara was one of those “can’t live without items,” so much that when we played the “desert island” game on road trips and late night parties, my answer was always MASCARA. So yeah you could say that I take my lash game pretty seriously!  As a […]

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Beautycounter Think Big All in One Mascara

I have officially hit the wonderful 4 month hair loss postpartum stage. The other day I could literally hear my hair strands ping-ing out of my scalp. I shed a tear on behalf of every single strand.  Although there are many beautiful moments in motherhood, I wouldn’t count this as one of them. And if […]

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How to manage postpartum hair

postpartum hair loss

I have officially hit the wonderful 4 month hair loss postpartum stage. The other day I could literally hear my hair strands ping-ing out of my scalp. I shed a tear on behalf of every single strand.  Although there are many beautiful moments in motherhood, I wouldn’t count this as one of them. And if […]

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How to manage postpartum hair

postpartum hair loss

Thank you: Celebrating 5 years with Beautycounter

July marks a huge milestone for me: five years ago I started my Beautycounter business.  (Want to read my 4 year anniversary blog post? → Click here!) After receiving some Beautycounter samples in the mail from a college friend, and learning all about the toxins I was putting on my body–  and my baby girl– […]

Business, Clean Beauty

Emily Barton Beautycounter

When I was on maternity leave, I asked my subscribers what topics they would like me to cover in upcoming blog posts. A few different people wanted me to talk about how to build a business without using social media. Although I do believe social media is a great (free!) tool to help build your […]

Business

How to build a business without social media

Emily Barton, hair and makeup artist, does makeup for a bride.

When I was on maternity leave, I asked my subscribers what topics they would like me to cover in upcoming blog posts. A few different people wanted me to talk about how to build a business without using social media. Although I do believe social media is a great (free!) tool to help build your […]

Business

How to build a business without social media

Emily Barton, hair and makeup artist, does makeup for a bride.

How friends can support special needs parents

As a first time mom of a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, I didn’t spend much time at playdates with other kids Jaxlee’s age. I preferred to hang out with my friends who didn’t have kids or friends whose kids were significantly older than mine.  Looking back, I realize this was an act of protection and […]

Special Needs

It’s 11:25 a.m. I just got off my Peloton bike. It was my hardest ride yet—30 min Tabata Ride with Ally Love.  I’m just shy of three months postpartum, but making time for a workout is already a huge priority for me. No, this isn’t because I feel social pressure to get my body back […]

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Why and how I make time to workout as a working mom

Emily Barton Peleton

It’s 11:25 a.m. I just got off my Peloton bike. It was my hardest ride yet—30 min Tabata Ride with Ally Love.  I’m just shy of three months postpartum, but making time for a workout is already a huge priority for me. No, this isn’t because I feel social pressure to get my body back […]

Special Needs

Why and how I make time to workout as a working mom

Emily Barton Peleton

Prep for summer with Beautycounter sunscreen

It’s that time of year when you’re pulling out the beach bag and unearthing pool floaties. Maybe you’ll find a random pacifier and an old sunscreen stick wedged at the bottom of a pile of goggles and pool rings. If you’re in a rush, you’ll head out the door and hope the sunscreen you found […]

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Beautycounter sun stick

Are you looking a little ghostly these days? Now that the sun is out and the weather is heating up, our skin tends to get some more color. Even though your skin tone may not change much because you don’t go a day without SPF on your face (wink, wink), it is time to update […]

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Why you should switch to Beautycounter Twin Skin Foundation

Are you looking a little ghostly these days? Now that the sun is out and the weather is heating up, our skin tends to get some more color. Even though your skin tone may not change much because you don’t go a day without SPF on your face (wink, wink), it is time to update […]

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Why you should switch to Beautycounter Twin Skin Foundation

Real talk: special needs parenting fears

A few weeks ago another special needs mom reached out to me on Instagram and asked if I would share about how we decided to have more kids after Jaxlee. My heart goes out to her and all the other mamas who are grappling with this same decision. Let me start by saying I have […]

Special Needs

Like so many of you, I start the new year with a bang. I gave my goals and lists and big ideas. Last January was no different. I had binged podcasts from Jenna Kutcher and Jasmine Star and even bought a course on how to create a course. But there was one area I had […]

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How I grew my business with email marketing

Like so many of you, I start the new year with a bang. I gave my goals and lists and big ideas. Last January was no different. I had binged podcasts from Jenna Kutcher and Jasmine Star and even bought a course on how to create a course. But there was one area I had […]

Business, Clean Beauty

How I grew my business with email marketing

How to grow your business: talk about it

When I first became a Beautycounter Consultant almost five years ago, my goal wasn’t to have a fun side hustle. We had a baby with special needs and Jonny was gone for days on end on his journey to become a firefighter. I couldn’t work my day job and my hair and makeup business and […]

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I had it on my content calendar to write about hacks I’m learning as a mom of 3. But let’s be real here: I’m still figuring it out. I don’t have a few practical tips you can add to your day, but I can share what I am learning to do: pause and listen to […]

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How I’m managing three kids

I had it on my content calendar to write about hacks I’m learning as a mom of 3. But let’s be real here: I’m still figuring it out. I don’t have a few practical tips you can add to your day, but I can share what I am learning to do: pause and listen to […]

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How I’m managing three kids

What it’s like to not speak

I am proud to be a mother of a child with Cerebral Palsy. From our stint in the NICU when she was born, to learning how to communicate using her AAC device, and to her horse therapy, Jaxlee has moved mountains. I am constantly impressed by what she can do. And also… it’s hard. Every […]

Special Needs

When I met Jonny at the ripe age of 20, his career goal was to become a fireman.  Of course I thought this was the hottest thing ever. I mean, what girl doesn’t love the thought of a handsome man in uniform? I immediately started dreaming about what my life would look like being married […]

Family

How we got here: the story of a firefighter’s wife

When I met Jonny at the ripe age of 20, his career goal was to become a fireman.  Of course I thought this was the hottest thing ever. I mean, what girl doesn’t love the thought of a handsome man in uniform? I immediately started dreaming about what my life would look like being married […]

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How we got here: the story of a firefighter’s wife

Tripp’s Birth Story

I spent the morning ripping out and replanting our strawberry garden and the next morning I had a new baby in my arms. In some ways Tripp’s delivery went like clockwork, and in other ways it was entirely its own.  So, here is the story of how I went from raking and shoveling in our […]

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Like many entrepreneurs, my business has a few goals. Yes, I had a background as a professional hair and makeup artist. Yes, I knew I had the chops to be able to start a business with Beautycounter. But my reason “why” was rooted so much deeper than a new business venture. It was rooted in […]

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How to stay connected with Paper Farm Press

Like many entrepreneurs, my business has a few goals. Yes, I had a background as a professional hair and makeup artist. Yes, I knew I had the chops to be able to start a business with Beautycounter. But my reason “why” was rooted so much deeper than a new business venture. It was rooted in […]

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How to stay connected with Paper Farm Press

Easy at-home facial

All right mamas, let’s be real. We need a break! We need time with girlfriends, time with our partner, and time…ALONE. But that’s not happening as often as we’d like, so we’ve got to find a way to treat ourselves at home– and it’s got to be quick.  I’m all for the spa days and […]

Clean Beauty

If you’re pregnant or you’ve been pregnant, you know that one of the HUGE perks is having amazing hair during those 9 months. It’s thick and soft and flowing like you’re in a Pantene commercial. And then? It all falls out. While I do think there is an element to postpartum hair loss that we […]

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How to prep for postpartum hair

If you’re pregnant or you’ve been pregnant, you know that one of the HUGE perks is having amazing hair during those 9 months. It’s thick and soft and flowing like you’re in a Pantene commercial. And then? It all falls out. While I do think there is an element to postpartum hair loss that we […]

Clean Beauty, Family

How to prep for postpartum hair

Our birth plan

Editor’s Note: I wrote this before our sweet third baby was born. I’ll tell you how this birth plan turned out another day. I’m not sure how you feel about birth plans, but I’m not a huge fan. If I have learned anything this far in life, it is that things don’t go “as planned” […]

Family

Like any new parents, we wanted to do everything right to help our baby girl. If you know me, I’m not one to do things part way. I’m for sure a go big or go home kind of girl. So when Jaxlee, our first daughter, was born with Cerebral Palsy– with no history of any […]

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Nontoxic Maternity Products

Like any new parents, we wanted to do everything right to help our baby girl. If you know me, I’m not one to do things part way. I’m for sure a go big or go home kind of girl. So when Jaxlee, our first daughter, was born with Cerebral Palsy– with no history of any […]

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Nontoxic Maternity Products

Horse therapy gave my daughter a childhood

While I wouldn’t consider myself a tom-boy, I grew up playing sports, riding bikes outside with the neighbor kids, and taking dance classes just like a lot of my peers. When I pictured myself raising kids, I pictured the same things for them. After I had my first baby, the visions of these childhood activities […]

Special Needs

We have all found ourselves at one of those parties, thinking the only reason we were there was because we love the person who is hosting the party. We may not be excited about the content, but we showed up just to show our support. As a business owner and network marketing affiliate, this is […]

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How to book a pop-up people CAN’T WAIT to attend

We have all found ourselves at one of those parties, thinking the only reason we were there was because we love the person who is hosting the party. We may not be excited about the content, but we showed up just to show our support. As a business owner and network marketing affiliate, this is […]

Clean Beauty

How to book a pop-up people CAN’T WAIT to attend

Defying the odds as a special needs parent

There was a time after Jax was born when I thought my life was over. I didn’t see a “hope and a future.” All I could see were feeding tubes, feelings of desperation, and what seemed like the never-ending race to find a diagnosis for her. I told myself there was no way we could […]

Family, Special Needs

As many of you know, we dove headfirst into the world of clean living when our daughter Jaxlee was born six years ago. Our clean living journey was why I got into Beautycounter, and it’s why we are conscientious about what we eat, put on our bodies, or bring into our home. Yes, we still […]

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Clean living mom hacks

As many of you know, we dove headfirst into the world of clean living when our daughter Jaxlee was born six years ago. Our clean living journey was why I got into Beautycounter, and it’s why we are conscientious about what we eat, put on our bodies, or bring into our home. Yes, we still […]

Clean Living

Clean living mom hacks

Happy birthday, Braedy! Mothering special needs + typically developing kids

Almost three years ago, Jonny and I took a little anniversary trip to Nashville. As country music lovers, it was on our list of places to experience together. We had an AMAZING experience and cannot wait till we can fly back and soak it up again. We lived it up in the city that week, […]

Family, Special Needs

So you want to grow your Beautycounter business but don’t know how?  You’ve seen the compensation plan and you KNOW that there’s a way to make more than a few hundred bucks here and there. But HOW? How do these girls on Instagram do it? What kind of secret sauce are they selling? Okay, hold […]

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How to grow your Beautycounter business

Beautycounter Executive Director Emily Barton

So you want to grow your Beautycounter business but don’t know how?  You’ve seen the compensation plan and you KNOW that there’s a way to make more than a few hundred bucks here and there. But HOW? How do these girls on Instagram do it? What kind of secret sauce are they selling? Okay, hold […]

Clean Beauty

How to grow your Beautycounter business

Beautycounter Executive Director Emily Barton

How service-based entrepreneurs can diversify their income

If you are in the wedding industry, 2020 was likely not your best year of business. In fact, MOST service-based business struggled this year as a result of the restrictions and shutdowns. Loss of business means loss of income, which is just about as stressful as it gets. As a professional hair and makeup, I […]

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This last November, I sold $15,000 worth of Beautycounter products. In one month. For some Consultants, that’s how much they sell every month. For others, it’s a number that seems outrageous– like did you work around the clock?? Let me tell you the secret– and it’s not some magic potion I have. Not at all. […]

Clean Beauty

How I grew my Beautycounter business

This last November, I sold $15,000 worth of Beautycounter products. In one month. For some Consultants, that’s how much they sell every month. For others, it’s a number that seems outrageous– like did you work around the clock?? Let me tell you the secret– and it’s not some magic potion I have. Not at all. […]

Clean Beauty

How I grew my Beautycounter business

Five goals I want to achieve in 2021

As an Enneagram 3, I thrive off of making New Year’s resolutions, vision boards, goal setting… whatever you want to call it. I love setting goals and working throughout the year to achieve them. And man, when I do achieve a goal or a dream, it feels amazing. (Read more about my highlights from 2020 […]

Family

If you haven’t figured it out already, I am here to keep it REAL. Yep, I like to put on makeup and make tutorials like what to wear to a holiday gathering, but I am ALSO here to keep it simple– and REAL. Clean living does NOT have to be time-consuming, and it’s NOT something […]

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Weekend getaway packing tips (so you still look + feel good!)

If you haven’t figured it out already, I am here to keep it REAL. Yep, I like to put on makeup and make tutorials like what to wear to a holiday gathering, but I am ALSO here to keep it simple– and REAL. Clean living does NOT have to be time-consuming, and it’s NOT something […]

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Weekend getaway packing tips (so you still look + feel good!)

Best 2020 Moments

If there is a theme that unites us most in 2020, one message that everyone has mumbled under their breath while staring at empty shelves or while logging on to another Zoom call, it’s this: 2020 is the worst year ever. And I get it. I’ve had my moments for SURE… like having to teach […]

Clean Living, Family, Special Needs

I was supposed to have an office.  Yep, when we moved into our house, I was going to have this gorgeous boho-themed office where I was going to move mountains and handle client work for hours, and then shimmy back into the living room to play with the girls and get dinner prepped. Ahhhh, wouldn’t […]

Family, Special Needs

5 simple ways for busy moms to not go insane

Emily Barton Busy Mom Tips

I was supposed to have an office.  Yep, when we moved into our house, I was going to have this gorgeous boho-themed office where I was going to move mountains and handle client work for hours, and then shimmy back into the living room to play with the girls and get dinner prepped. Ahhhh, wouldn’t […]

Family, Special Needs

5 simple ways for busy moms to not go insane

Emily Barton Busy Mom Tips

12 Days of Giving

I don’t know about you but these days I really need to FEEL & SEE that I am making a difference. I need all the mood-boosting endorphins to pick me up and put a smile on my face and remind me I can be the light in someone’s day.  This is the magic of the […]

Family

Don’t you love it when Facebook or your iPhone Photos app reminds you of pictures from the past? Because it’s the holiday season, I’m seeing all these pictures pop up of Jax with Santa, or Braedy opening gifts for the first time. When I am getting ready to sleep at night, I can’t help but […]

Family

Five simple ways to celebrate the holiday season

Don’t you love it when Facebook or your iPhone Photos app reminds you of pictures from the past? Because it’s the holiday season, I’m seeing all these pictures pop up of Jax with Santa, or Braedy opening gifts for the first time. When I am getting ready to sleep at night, I can’t help but […]

Family

Five simple ways to celebrate the holiday season

What’s in my (Beautycounter) cart this Christmas!

I’m up reallllly early on the weekends these days. My alarm goes off before I hear the chickens or my kids and I’m up gettin’ ready for the day because it’s WEDDING SEASON, ya’ll! For 13 years, I’ve been a professional hair and makeup artist. While I don’t book nearly as many weddings as I […]

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Maybe you’ve already got your Christmas gift list organized, or maybe you’re waiting until Black Friday. But wherever you’re at on the spectrum of last minute shopper to Mrs. Clause herself, this gift guide is FOR YOU!  And if you want to make sure you’re not disappointed come December 25th, just copy and paste the […]

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Where Glamour Meets Green 2020 Gift Guide

Maybe you’ve already got your Christmas gift list organized, or maybe you’re waiting until Black Friday. But wherever you’re at on the spectrum of last minute shopper to Mrs. Clause herself, this gift guide is FOR YOU!  And if you want to make sure you’re not disappointed come December 25th, just copy and paste the […]

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Where Glamour Meets Green 2020 Gift Guide

How to level up your makeup for holiday gatherings

This weekend our friends and I had a Friendsgiving and let me tell you— it gave me SO much life. I got to prepare a homemade cranberry sauce, coordinate my outfit and new boots, and spend some time in the mirror getting myself ready. Yep, I actually got to put on makeup in front of […]

Clean Beauty, Family

Maybe it’s the kids who don’t sleep, maybe it’s our work that keeps us up too late, or mayyyybe we’re just getting older and wiser and it’s starting to show. But there are often mornings where we wake up feeling like we need a little touch up, right? This is when we want to make […]

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How to use Beautycounter’s NEW Better Blender + Concealer

Maybe it’s the kids who don’t sleep, maybe it’s our work that keeps us up too late, or mayyyybe we’re just getting older and wiser and it’s starting to show. But there are often mornings where we wake up feeling like we need a little touch up, right? This is when we want to make […]

Clean Beauty, Clean Living

How to use Beautycounter’s NEW Better Blender + Concealer

Our NICU story

When I held my second child in my arms for the first time, I experienced something new. Feeling her nurse, spending our first night together, and taking her home with me from the hospital felt like small miracles over and over again. It was a deep reflection of God’s grace, and I’m so grateful that […]

Family, Special Needs

If you’re new to Beautycounter or need a refresher on basic skincare and makeup, then it’s helpful to wrap your head around two VERY popular products: Dew Skin Moisturizer and Twin Skin Foundation. They can be used separate or together, but these two clean beauty products pack a punch, both for your look AND your […]

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Find the coverage for you: Dew Skin Moisturizer vs. Twin Skin Foundation

If you’re new to Beautycounter or need a refresher on basic skincare and makeup, then it’s helpful to wrap your head around two VERY popular products: Dew Skin Moisturizer and Twin Skin Foundation. They can be used separate or together, but these two clean beauty products pack a punch, both for your look AND your […]

Clean Beauty, Clean Living

Find the coverage for you: Dew Skin Moisturizer vs. Twin Skin Foundation

Five Summer Must-Have Green Products

Whether you’re on your way to the pool with the kids or making the MOST out of a weekend getaway with your hubby, you want to make sure you’ve got the good stuff to make you look and feel fabulous. When it is HOT as heck, even packing essentials like sunscreen can feel like a […]

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