The Journal

Should My Size Determine My Self Worth? Episode 30 with Jessica Myhr Reich
What do you love about your body? If you are struggling to find an answer, you are not alone! Today's guest, Jessica Myhr Reich of Inherent Style, is not your typical stylist as she couples empathy with her ability to meet...
What Went Right in 2020
Every January I write a post to look back on the past year before with gratitude.  No surprise, 2020 was a year that stretched Erin's Faces to the max but some really wonderful things happened too: We started the year...
Should Beauty Icons All Be Thin & Blonde? Episode 29 with Hannah Padilla
  There is often a lack of representation and diversity in the beauty industry, and while things have improved, more can be done to create inclusive spaces. Hannah Padilla, a graphic designer who Erin met on Instagram, is today’s guest,...
Should What's Right for You Be What's Right for Me? Episode 28 with Julianna Williams
Today we are joined by Erin’s cousin, the lovely Julianna Williams, who was adopted from Brazil along with her brother by Erin’s aunt when she was 11 years old. After talking about her experience being raised in a white family,...
Should My Self Worth Be Wrapped Up in What I Do? Episode 27 with Nylsa Shivers
Today’s episode is with Nylsa Shivers, owner of Wholehearted Goods Co. and the proud distributor of Erin’s Faces products in Texas! After a successful career as an account executive at Clinique, Nylsa started her own clean beauty business and is also raising five...
Should I Allow My Partner to Dim My Light? Episode 26 with Thomasina Gross
Our guest today is Thomasina Gross, a TV, film, and Broadway actor to talk about her experiences as a Black woman in the entertainment industry, from being told that her thighs were too thick to be a ballerina to being...
Should I Hate My Gray Hair? Episode 25 with Lisa Fennessy of This Organic Girl (Part 2)
  Today, Erin continues her discussion with Lisa Fennessy, founder of This Organic Girl, and the conversation turns more personal, with Lisa sharing her decision to go gray with her hair and fighting the feeling that she doesn’t fit in because of...
Should I See Green Beauty as Black & White? Episode 24 with Lisa Fennessy of This Organic Girl
Our guest today is Lisa Fennessy, an incredible blogger and the founder of This Organic Girl. Erin and Lisa get into the topic of beauty influencers, and discuss the importance of holding fast to integrity when the information you put out there...
Pumpkin Sage Pasta Happiness
My friend Jenny introduced me to this Pumpkin Sage Cream Sauce recipe and I associate it with October viewings of The Worst Witch at her NYC apartment in the fall.  We would eat it then and then I would always make...
Should I Have Kids to Make My Cab Driver Happy? Episode 23 with Merrady Wickes
  Today’s guest is Merrady Wickes who is the Brand Director at Crème Collective.  In this episode, we cover how Society tells us as women that our worth is attached to our physical appearance. So, what is our value then if we strip...
Holiday At the Lake!
I took all of my inspiration this year from my favorite small town, Glen Arbor, Michigan which is where all of these shots are from for a true "Holiday at the Lake" experience!  It means so much to me that...
Should I Look Like Someone Else to Be Beautiful? Episode 22 with Nina Crawford
On today’s show, Erin is joined by Nina Crawford, an organic beauty advocate and a business and mindfulness mentor. Nina has an eclectic background, having been raised in Ivory Coast in West Africa, spending her teenage years in France, and later...
New Brushes Are Here!!
Y'all I can't handle it, I'm so excited!  These new brushes are my dreams made reality - they are made with the softest hair I've ever felt for a makeup brush (which is synthetic and vegan), sustainably forested wooden handles (FSC)...
Should I Choose Money Over Happiness? Episode 21 with Jamie Lewis
  Our guest this week is Jamie Lewis, who, as an esthetician, professional makeup artist, and skincare influencer, does a bunch of beauty stuff.In this episode, she opens up to Erin about not having kids and what it means, what it was...
Some of My Favorite Things from Some of My Favorite Ladies
Did you know October is National Women’s Small Business Month? Go ladies!  The focus and support of female-led businesses is especially important this year as COVID has significantly impacted women in the work place and many have had to step...
Should I Apologize for My Emotions? Episode 20 with Bri Braggs
In this episode, Erin welcomes Bri Braggs, another fabulous female brand founder, on the show! Fertile Alchemy is a personal care company that produces the most enchanting oils, bath salts, and balms that promotes relaxation, emotional wellness and hormonal balance. ...
Our Organic Sugar Body Scrubs Get a Glow Up!
I LOVE a sugar body scrub y'all - LOVE. IT.  And ours have always been pretty clean ingredient deck-wise but we stepped it up and I'm so excited to share our new and improved versions with you because they are...
Should I Sacrifice My Health for My Business? Episode 19 with Tamar Vezirian
  Today’s amazing guest is the Founder and CEO of Gotham Glow in NYC and she's probably tanned your favorite actress - for real. Tamar discusses her experiences as an Armenian immigrant, the hustles she made to get her business off...
Should I Feel Ashamed That I Can't Get Pregnant? Episode 18 with Lisa Yaeger
Today on the podcast we have Lisa Yaeger, the first-ever client at Erin’s Faces from back in 2011! We talk about her journey with infertility into adoption, getting into their decision-making processes, how they picked an adoption agency, and learning...
Deep Dive Into Argan Oil
  Back when I added our Argan Oil to our line I went down a major rabbit hole of info - here are the highlights to help shed light on who is making it, how it should be sold and...
Should I Photoshop My Instagram Pictures? Episode 17 with Nancy Chen
Wellness blogger and personal trainer Nancy Chen is strong and athletic, but her tan skin and muscular body aren't ideal in the traditional Chinese culture that she was raised in which values fair petite women.  In this episode, Erin talks...