beauty essentials

Beauty Counter is clean beauty

Growing up, my mom was a health and healthy lifestyle advocate.

We would drive miles and miles to a natural food store with dirt floors and pick up bulk food at a co-op. It was no question, that if the meat had antibiotics in it, we didn’t get it. We also made our own calcium pills from egg shells and HAD to drink the full glass of carrot juice, no chaser! I remember shopping with her and a butcher was laughing at my mom when she asked if there were any antibiotics in the meat. I even felt uncomfortable that she ALWAYS asked what the ingredients were or the mode of food preparation, especially when it was’t listed. In addition, she ALWAYS used clean beauty, lipstick without junk she said, and never were allowed to use conventional baby soap. All that to say, she was not only before her time, her actions are respectable. She was our advocate. She wanted to give her 4 children a legacy of good health and a healthy constitution, and guess what, I do too.

A PR company sent some Beauty Counter lipstick , and I guess you could say that changed everything. I didn’t just love it, I LOVED it!! It wasn’t just the perfect color, it was moisturizing, and minty. I only regret that my son got into it and the better half of it sits on his shirt. Since we eat 9 lbs of lipstick in their lifetime, I care about the amount of toxins in my lipstick. This is fortified with jojoba and castor seed oil. If you’re curious, they list the ingredients by the product description.

Atalie is going on 13 years old and there is NO WAY I am giving her junk in the form of toxins and things I can’t even pronounce.

Clean beauty is the future.

Did you know that Beauty Counter restricts 1800 ingredients from their products? That’s almost 2,000 ingredients you don’t want to put on your face or skin. Which is your largest organ. Whether you’re a cancer fighter, survivor, or concerned parent like myself, Clean beauty is the future. As far as makeup goes, I’ve always been a fan of the barely there and healthy glow makeup look. If someone is caked in foundation, you can see that, and I’ve worn it before and it feels like an unhealthy mask, I can’t wait to take off. I won’t name names, but the last time I used conventional foundation by a very well loved brand, I was sitting in church, 11 am or so, and my skin was tightening and I found myself looking in my bag for a facial spray because my skin was SO DRY. I want my makeup to have minerals in it, I want my makeup to help my skin not hurt it. I want my makeup to have vitamins that make my skin G L O W. because when skin in healthy it already glows with minimal makeup.

Learn more of their ingredient selection, HERE!

I now am a Beauty Counter distributor. Which means I get sneak peaks of cool products, discounted product, and commission to support my family. ASK ANY QUESTIONS.

I’m still learning about the toxic free revolution that Beauty Counter that has hit the beauty industry. My only regret is that, I started too late. If you’d like to make some side money and join my team, email me shalice@shalicenoel.com. In the meantime, I rounded up some favorite products I’ve used from skincare to makeup. . . .

Products I’m loving so far . . . .

Lotus Cleansing Balm – love this balm that melts off all my makeup!

Serum, goes on light with Vit C in it! A cult favorite.

This lipstick I WEAR EVERYDAY, just ask Reid. I get color “Be fearless” It gives me a go get em attitude, with color, moisture and mint. What more could a girl ask for? (ask me how to get a discount!)

Want a toxic free skincare regimen? I started using the Countertime Collection and loving the results. I have sensitive skin and my skin looks so healthy.

Just ordered concealer in Medium 1

Lip gloss in “peony” that my daughters both like

Ask any questions, thanks for shopping with me! Ask me how to get a discount, to get your toxic-free products! Sharing more of my healthy lifestyle and diet in this post.

All the best, Shalice

I’m nuts about Elemis cleansing balm and I think you may already know this. I stepped it up with the rose cleansing balm recently, and in love with the essential oils in it, the smell of rose oil and overall effects. I mean, it melts off your makeup!! Crazy.

Self- Tanners – You guys know I love to self tan so here is what I use:

Beauty Gadgets


That’s it for now. I hope that reminds you to make time for yourself as you homeschool, work, house clean, cook or whatever you’re doing during these strange times. Check the Liketoknow.it app “shalicenoel” for my Elemis sale picks! 25% off in the app. If that’s not a good excuse for self care I don’t know what is.

All the best!


I’ve been using Reid’s razor ever since we first got married. For some reason no one made a woman’s razor that actually worked. His razor was always sharper. Go figure.

After some time, being a patient man he is, he accepted the fact that we’re both using his razors.  Cool. Marriage is weird like that. Until I saw Billie advertised by some of my favorite bloggers just recently. I looked it up, loved the price point, and bought one right away.

It came within a couple of days. I loved the 5 blades, ergonomic shape, pastel colors, encasement of charcoal shave soap (for a close shave), and magnetic holder for the shower. Wow, they thought of everything.

I was anxious to use it.

It glided on softly, sharp as ever and noticed by day 2, that I could go longer in between shaving days. I was hooked. I than started recommending it for my pre-teen who needed her legs shaved. Did I mention their shaving cream is awesome and clean beauty? Their products are free of toxins and additives. It is also only 9$? No, I’m not lying! While I was writing this, I was trying to find the cons, but there aren’t many. I did shave too fast one day (running out the door in 5 minutes is my specialty) and cut my knee. Nothing that required a bandage, but note to self to SLOW down. Really that’s part of my 2020 mantra, SIMPLIFY and SLOW down. In that thread, here’s a tip for a better 2020, throw away all the other razor that never worked and buy this one for $9.

Here are some razor details to write home about:

5 sharp blades, made in USA

Encased in 360 of charcoal soap

Extra gentle on sensitive skin

Dermatalogically approved

In addition to colorful razors, they also carry shave cream, body lotion, and body wash. Everything is under $12! Shop below!

The more I learn about make-up, the less complicated it is. All you really need is a couple of key pieces in your make up bag to feel pulled together and a little glam. I’ve never been one to wear tons of makeup, so I love that I can use just a few items to make myself feel more polished and put together. I sat down with my make-up artist and asked her what she recommended, and then I figured out what would work as a busy mom with nearly 5 minutes to do makeup in the morning. Read on!

Tip #1. Start with the essentials. I like to prep my skin with Neat Skin Care Selfie Magic Facial Oil, then concealer, and then the Hollywood filter. The facial oil makes my skin glow and moisturizes at the same time. Don’t forget your neck! I also put foundation on my neck to match my face. Also, for a finished look, don’t leave out the nose crease (where the nose meets the cheek).

Tip #2. I can’t live without a little tan. I don’t skip the bronzer. Cheek stain isn’t a must for me, and eye shadow is mostly a luxury, but bronzer, no way! I even like to brush my bronzer on my eyelids for that I may have just came back from Monte Carlo (but really I’ve just been to the park with the kids) kinda glow. I’m into it. For reference, I have Nars in ‘Laguna.’

Tip #3. All the wows with brows. There’s no denying brows pack a punch. I feel like I can get away with the barely there, dewy, no make-up look when I have my brows filled in. Here’s the 411: brow gel in ‘chocolate’ and brow defining pencil. Two simple, quick things that make a big difference! Also, if you’re in a pinch for time, but want some help defining them, use a stencil. I provide two options below:

Tip #4. Don’t forget the lips! I put this on every night before bed for instant moisture that lasts till the morning. I’ve tried many products but this is still my fave. It’s organic shea butter and I’ll link in below if you’re curious to try!

What are you loving lately? I’m still learning the ins and outs of make-up. Share your favorites below, I’d love to hear!

I get a lot of questions about products I frequently use and love! While this changes daily, below are some tried and true favorites! I’ll admit I’m still figuring things out, but two things are true, since I’m in LA, I lather on the moisture, drink 8 cups of water (if I’m honest, most days I don’t), I started UV lights since I’m in my thirties, and if I can use products without sulfates or parabens, even better! Which are your faves?


1.PRIMER  // Moisturizer 2. TULA  (day and night) 3. MASCARA 4. FOUNDATION powder //  5. DR JART moisturizer // 6. EVENING MASK 7. UV LIGHT 8. COVER UP – I USE #22 (my make up artist got my onto this brand and it doesn’t bother my sensitive skin!) // 9. EVERYDAY LOTION it smells amazing! I also love their SHEA BUTTER and THIS YOUTH OIL // 10. When I’m not using baking soda, I’m using this TOOTHPASTE // 11. DEODORANT (alcohol and aluminum free) // 12. ILLUMINATOR

What are some of your tried and true beauty favorites? I’d love to hear yours!

I get asked a lot what lipsticks I tend to use often, so I thought I’d share my top faves. The below are in major rotation. I generally go for everyday nudes and a bold red for special events and occasions. See my faves below and let me know what you think!

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FRESH sugar in honey :: MAYBELLINE vivid matte liquid in Nude Thrill :: DIOR in beige indecise :: KIEHL’s naturally nude lip treatment :: picture with the couch I’m wearing STILA  in ‘beso’ :: In the bedroom, I’m wearing: L’OREAL Colour Riche #709 Liyas pink :: As always, my shop page is open 24/7 for a sneak peak of pieces I’m loving and styling.


1. BF cardigan FREE PEOPLE :: 2. because you realize your lips are DRY,  LIPBALM to the rescue (also doubles as skin balm).  3. Hydrating FACE MIST is a mix of hibiscus and rose water. Just what your derma ordered. Spray as directed. 4. leggings you won’t regret running errands in NORDSTROM :: 5.  a TEE that makes you look more sporty than you actually are, NIKE :: 6. From the moment you walk in the door SLIPPERS  ::7. Knit Sneaker ADIDAS :: (I also like THESE)