Cleaner Beauty for the Holidays!

Hi There!

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

As you may already know, cleaner beauty has become a passion of mine in recent months. Today I want to share with you my favorite clean beauty and self-care products. I encourage you to start with a clean beauty routine. Start small and build upon your routine and collection of what you’re using on your face and body. Your skin is your largest organ so what you put on it definitely matters.

Before trading in all of my chemical-laden beauty products for a cleaner version, I was just like you. I didn’t know what I didn’t know! Now that I know…I feel obligated to share safer products with you. Here are my favorites…..


Primally Pure for the Holidays!

You all probably know by now the dangers of using deodorant with aluminum and other toxic chemicals in it. Finding a clean deodorant that actually WORKS is hard! I went through many different brands before I found Primally Pure. Now my whole family uses it. I buy Lavender for myself and the girls and Charcoal for my husband and son. We are a very active family and I can assure you, this deodorant does the job.

This Black Friday, Primally Pure is offering a FREE deodorant (you choose the scent!) when you spend $60 or more! Want an extra gift for you or to give a friend?!¬† This is the perfect way to try a new scent and give the gift of clean beauty to the ones you love. ūüėä*November 23rd only. No code necessary. Offer will automatically populate in cart. Not valid with any other offers, codes, or discounts.



Beautycounter is a company devoted to progress. Here you’ll find a wealth of empowering information about ways we can all make the world healthier, along with safer products you can trust. Because we all deserve better! I’m completely obsessed with their products and I’ll be gifting MANY Beautycounter products this year!

I LOVE this company. They just opened their first store in NYC (I can’t wait to go!) and Beautycounter was in The New York Times yesterday! Read the full article HERE.¬†

Now through this weekend, save 15% on your entire Beautycounter order and get FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more! (Prices below do not reflect the 15% off.) 

Celebrate the seasons with feel-good gifts! Gifts for EVERYONE on your list!

Teens, Tweens and Young Adults


I always find this age to be so hard, but Beautycounter has launched two fabulous gifts for the young woman in your life!

The Transforming Duo ($30) РThis is the perfect pair for a natural look. Our new, universally flattering Transforming Lip Tint creates your custom pink hue upon application. Complete it with the Crystal Gloss for shine! I love how it looks so different on everyone!

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Clean Beauty Go-Tos and Beauty Go-Tos ($45) РGive the young woman in your life the gift of clearer skin and a natural beauty boost! This set included skin-balancing skin care plus the makeup basics they need.


Men care about their skin and health too!!

Counterman Travel Set ($45) РI love the smell of this line and would use it myself! The set includes a dopp kit with a daily exfoliating cleanser, smoothing shaving cream, cooling aftershave tonic and an oil free face lotion. Perfect gift for your husband, son, father and brother!


Charcoal Essentials¬†($49) – Clarifying skin care duo washes away impurities without harsh surfactants and helps absorb excess oil to keep skin balanced. Do you have a man in your life that needs some “char-coal” in his stocking? This is a great set for teen boys!




Instant Awakening Trio ($89) РOne of my favorites!! Perfect pick me up for dull, tired skin. This set contains everything you need to reveal radiant skin! Trio includes Eye Revive Cooling Masks, Instant Glow Illuminating Cream and Overnight Resurfacing Peel. Definitely treat yourself to this set!


Intense Moisture Duo¬†($59) – Gentle cleansing and moisturizing ingredients and a decadent Monoi fragrance leaves your skin hydrated, refreshed and silky soft. The Monoi scent smells amazing…think tropical island!


Does the host really need another bottle of wine? Does the teacher really need another mug and Starbucks card? Give the gift of better beauty instead!

Holiday Hand Cream Trio¬†($30) – Trio of lightweight hand lotions that deliver non-greasy hydration. These three-limited edition scents all smell amazing!! Everyone’s hands can use some extra moisture during these winter months!


Nudes Lip Gloss Trio¬†($49) – Three flattering shades to wear anytime, anywhere. Sheer color, high impact shine and a boost of conditioning moisture and a hint of mint. A girl can never have enough lip glosses…in the purse, the car, the kitchen, the bedroom!

These sets would be perfect to break apart and pair together as a gift for three different hosts/teachers!



Best of Beautycounter¬†($89) – Four of Beautycounter’s best sellers formulated to hydrate, purify, brighten and balance your skin. All sized to fit in your carry-on bag, gym bag or work tote. Set includes: No 1 Brightening Oil, Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask and Cleansing Balm.


Travel Body Essentials ($35) РIncludes travel-size versions of our most popular body products. Also a great set for your carry-on, gym bag or work tote.

See all holiday makeup HERE.

Not a member yet? Join today and get access right away!

Band of Beauty¬†is Beautycounter’s loyalty program that includes a FREE full-sized product as a complimentary gift (Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer¬†$39 value, see below) for signing up, 15% back in products credits for every purchase and FREE shipping on all orders over $100.

If you’re going to shop with Beautycounter more than once or twice, this is seriously a must!

Add Band of Beauty to your cart for $29 (one-year membership) to start shopping the holiday collection and racking up your product credits.


Please email me if you have any questions about any of these products. Let me know your skin care needs and I’d be happy to assist you:

Thank you for following Em & Gracie!

Health, Gratitude and Cleaner Beauty,

Maria McKendry

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