The Journal

Should I Let People Define Me Instead of God? Episode 9 with Sunny Shell
My guest this week is a wonderful supporter of Erin's Faces, Sunny Shell! We discuss her chronic pain resulting from childhood trauma, the challenges she faces in finding products that work for her since she's so sensitive, and how her...
Should I Be Satisfied with Being a "Good" Person? Episode 8 with Erin Clemons
This week I’m talking to Hamilton's  Erin Clemons, who recently played Eliza on tour & is the standby on Broadway! We get into that and how Hamilton was the first time she felt that she could truly be herself in a show. ...
Should I Only Use Big Beauty Brands? Espisode 7 with Andie Meidell
My guest this week is Andie Meidell, a metallurgical engineer and mom who loves having fun with makeup! We’ll discuss her dedication to supporting indie women-owned brands, products you shouldn’t use while pregnant, and how she overcame negative comments about...
Should ln Fit In So I Don't Stand Out? Episode 6 with Emily Borromeo
Should I Fit in So I Don't Stand Out? This week I’m speaking with Broadway performer, TV host, and longtime friend Emily Borromeo! We’ll discuss her experience going from conventional to clean beauty, her perspective being married to a healthcare...
Should Not Having Children Stop My Life? Episode 5 with Britteny Winsett
My guest this week is my good friend Britteny Winsett, a health & wellness writer at Celery and the City and wedding photographer of Indigo Photography. We'll talk about her journey to restoring her skin after years of tanning, her must-have products for curing...
Should I Be Satisfied Not Being Represented In Beauty? Episode 4 with Afshawn Ostowari
  Afshawn Ostowari (@rayofsilver on IG) has been an Erin’s Faces client for years and I’m so excited to have her on the show! We discuss her experience growing up Indian in her Persian family, her dry skin makeup must-haves for...
Should I Have Lighter Skin? Episode 3 with Dawn Konofaos
  I’m so excited for this week’s guest!  Dawn Konofaos is a visual artist and baker who makes the most beautiful cakes.  Dawn and I had a candid conversation about colorism, racism, the history of both and how they have...
Should I Get Plastic Surgery to Fit In? Episode 2 with Lindsie Guthrie
  Join me in conversation with my sweet friend, Lindsie VanWinkle Guthrie - an actress and bridal stylist who traveled the country with me doing Green Beauty Workshops around 2015. We’ll talk about the early days of Erin’s Faces and delve into...
Should I Change My Hair? Episode 1 with Joanna Jones
  It’s our first episode, y’all! Join me for a conversation with the amazing Joanna Jones from Hamilton on Broadway! We’ll talk about the exciting work she does, her history with beauty expectations and self-image as a biracial woman, and recent events that have...
Mosquito Repellent - Why Ingredients Matter
Summer is in full tilt and so are the bugs! When I was a  camp counselor, I spent many summers getting kids to spray their bug repellent when we would hike or sleep out in the woods. Kids spent the...
Is Your Hand Sanitizer Safe?
How can you know?!  The short answer is you want either Ethanol or Isopropyl Alcohol in your hand sanitizer.  According to the CDC you want a minimum of 60% Ethanol or 70% Isopropyl in hand sanitizer in order be effective...
Podcast Launch of Beauty Full Stories
Y'all!!  I'm so excited!!  I can't handle it!!  The short story is we're launching our new podcast, Beauty Full Stories with Erin's Faces, and the first episode is up on Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / and more.  My...
What You Want
I LOVE a survey y'all and a bunch of you took ours last week (thank you for that!) - We read every single one and here's what we learned: FREE SHIPPING - Nearly everyone would like it :) - you...
At Home Spa Day
Now, more than ever, I'm turning to these two little pots of happiness to help my skin through the stress it hasn't seen since I was in high school.  Corona has got me breaking out in a major way y'all. ...
DIY Hair Color During Quarantine
Y'all - I couldn't handle my roots any more so my wonderful hair dresser, Grey Wolf, gave me my formula (as he is fully aware that I have no interest in doing this by myself on the regular) and so...
Our Dog Food Recipe
Hey all!  Jasper here!  So a while back my mom saw a movie called Pet Fooled and freaked out because a lot of conventional dog food apparently isn't very good for me and my canine pals.  Honestly I don't really...
Mascara - It's Here!!
Deets on our new Matcha Mascara which volumizes, lengthens and treats lashes!
Soap Scent Breakdown
I have to tell you that with all of the hand washing that I'm doing right now my hands have been falling apart.  I switched from liquid soap to our Handcrafted Bar Soaps and the difference is bananas - my...
Micellar Water Deep Dive
Micellar Water - what is it exactly?  It's not just water, but it’s not quite soap either. That’s what makes it magic: it works as a gentle cleanser and a makeup remover because it contains micelles, which are naturally occurring spherical...
How Soap Works
  Lye and vegetable oil. That’s soap. Created by Arabic chemists in the 7th century, the basic formula of modern soap has remained relatively constant. People can add different hydrators, antibacterial agents or fragrances, but the lye-oil combo is what...
Video Conference Makeup How-To
I've been getting a LOT of questions on how to do super simple makeup for Zoom videos/video conferences during this time of quarantine.  This is about as simple as I can get - and I promise if I didn't talk...