The Journal

What's the Best Way to Apply My Foundation? Beauty Full Stories podcast Q & A with Erin & Josey
Josey & Erin discuss the listener submitted question "what's the best way to apply my foundation?" from Episode 33 of Beauty Full Stories with Erin's Faces with a side of a discussion of the best theme park in Ohio. Beauty...
Should I Stay Small to Make People Comfortable? Episode 34 with Alissa Alter
Alissa Alter and I get into body image, gaining weight during pregnancy and what society has to say about it.  As a Motherhood Advocate and Women's Health Expert she is committed to cracking open the taboo topics of pregnancy and postpartum....
How Can I Keep My Mascara From Smudging? Beauty Full Stories podcast Q & A with Erin & Josey
Josey & Erin discuss the listener submitted question "how can I keep my mascara from smudging?" from Episode 34 of Beauty Full Stories with Erin's Faces with a side of a discussion of the Texas Hill Country. Beauty Full Stories...
What Should My Skincare Routine Be Post Workout? Beauty Full Stories podcast Q & A with Erin & Josey
Josey & Erin discuss the listener submitted question "what type of skincare routine should I be doing post mid-day workout?" from Episode 32 of Beauty Full Stories with Erin's Faces. Beauty Full Stories podcast Products discussed: Soothing Aloe Cleanser Clarifying...
Should I Trust Feelings Over God? Episode 33 with Kolby Koloff
Growing up in the public eye is challenging, and it is something today’s guest, Kolby Koloff, has experienced firsthand. As a pastor’s daughter and reality tv show star, Kolby had many people watching her every move. This pressure had an immense...
Should "Different" Mean "Bad"? Episode 32 with Tiffany Stuart
If 2020 showed us anything, it is just how differently all of us experience the world. To cultivate empathy, we need to be open to hearing one another's stories and learning from everyone we encounter. This is the approach that...
Should I Weigh Less In Order to Run a Beauty Company? Episode 31 with Erin
  A year ago, Erin published her article, ‘Am I Too Heavy to Run a Beauty Company?’ After her internal battle with shame following her weight gain, she decided that enough was enough, and she needed to share what was in her...
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...