In this episode, Tony and I are going to talk about a practice that we should all try to develop, especially around the holidays and the beginning of a new year… and that is- gratitude. With the increase in stress around the holidays, one of the best ways to counter it and feel good is by developing a gratitude practice. In this segment, Tony and I review the research around gratitude—and go over some easy, doable tips for bringing beautiful gratitude into your life each day!

Next, we have my very special guest Christy Coleman, who is a fashion and celebrity makeup artist and head of Creative Design for Beauty Counter. Christy was the first major makeup artist to “green” her makeup kit. She shares everything from makeup application tips to behind the scenes insights that tell the story of how she helped create their products. We look forward to sharing her story with all of you Beauties, and tips on how to make wiser choices when it comes to what we put on our skin, especially makeup.


  • Tony and I discuss how gratitude can enhance our whole lives…
  • How to work in gratitude into our daily life…
  • We talk about brain training at the Biocybernaut Institute and the amazing benefits it brings in going forward and living a more joyful life…
  • What practice we should be applying every night before we go to bed…
  • How writing down your thoughts can be extremely valuable with your gratitude goals…
  • Ways to incorporate meditation into our daily lives…
  • Christy shares what motivated her to make the switch to all green, eco-friendly, and natural makeup…
  • What makeup should be upgraded when starting the transition to healthier choices…
  • We discuss which products have “tag along” ingredients and what that means…
  • How our eyes are affected by the mascaras we choose and what to be aware of…
  • What the largest organ is and how to take care of it…
  • Ways to read labels and which products to steer clear of…
  • Christy shares how Beauty Counter is prized and loved for it’s transparency, and what that means for us…
  • How to be more conscious and aware of the beauty industry and ways to make better choices…


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About Christy Coleman

Christy’s father was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, when Christy was living in New York, working as a top fashion and celebrity makeup artist. She realized that the the formulas she was using included ingredients like formaldehyde had been linked to Lou Gehrig’s, and were prevalent in the cosmetics she used on herself and her clients everyday.

Once Christy started to buy her makeup from more ingredient-restrictive countries, this was the beginning of a year-long process, mixing and matching non-toxic products for her soon-to-be cleaned up makeup kit. She was among the first celebrity makeup artist to green her makeup kit, and set the trend for seeking out cleaner, performance-driven cosmetics. The heart of why she shows up to work everyday is to affect change – and to educate and empower women to use cleaner cosmetics.

About Tony Flores, a long-time friend of Kimberly who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community!


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Gals- and guys- I know we all love our products! But we can all work to clean up our own kits and drawers and still get great results. Be sure to check out lots more product recommendations in my upcoming Facebook Beauty Show that I will be sharing with you soon!! :)