56 episodes

It's a struggle to live up to beauty standards and sharing our stories helps show that true beauty is more than skin deep. Whether it's our our weight, race, skin clarity, age, hair, or more, it can all make us feel like we don't fit in or that we're not good enough. The aim of our conversations with women is to show that none of us are alone - to share how different people have, or are working through, these challenges so that we can all be one step closer to being free of them for good. Since it's hosted by Erin Williams, founder of the clean beauty brand Erin's Faces, there's some good dish on makeup and skincare too! For more info head over to www.beautyfullstories.com

Beauty Full Stories with Erin's Faces Erin Williams of Erin's Faces

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

It's a struggle to live up to beauty standards and sharing our stories helps show that true beauty is more than skin deep. Whether it's our our weight, race, skin clarity, age, hair, or more, it can all make us feel like we don't fit in or that we're not good enough. The aim of our conversations with women is to show that none of us are alone - to share how different people have, or are working through, these challenges so that we can all be one step closer to being free of them for good. Since it's hosted by Erin Williams, founder of the clean beauty brand Erin's Faces, there's some good dish on makeup and skincare too! For more info head over to www.beautyfullstories.com

    54. Aging is My Superpower with Monique Cupid

    54. Aging is My Superpower with Monique Cupid

    Today’s guest is Digital Content Creator, Monique Cupid who has a really uncommon slant on aging – she loves it!  She says it’s her superpower!  Amazing, right?  We get into the why and the how on it and it’s really inspiring and exciting.  We also discuss societal beauty standards, black beauty standards and raising a black son in today’s landscape.  Monique also shares some of her favorite clean beauty hair and skincare goodies. 
    Our #2 top product in our chat with Josey today is our Matcha Mascara.  We talk about how it performs, why I made it and why it's lovely.

    Episode callouts:
    Melanin Haircare African Black Soap Reviving ShampooLotus Moon Coconut Cream Hydrating CleanserMarla Renee Beauty Tumeric Honey Gel CleanserErin’s Faces Rosewater Tonic Lotus Moon Tonic Rebalance Lotus Moon 360 Renewal CreamErin’s Faces Argan OilErin's Faces Matcha MascaraCome have fun with us!
    Our private Facebook Group: Erin’s Faces Green Beauty Gathering
    Instagram: @erinsfaces
    Email: questions@beautyfullstories.com
    Website: erinsfaces.com 

    • 49 min
    53. Redefining Beauty with Tara Jarrett

    53. Redefining Beauty with Tara Jarrett

    This episode is really fun because our guest, Tara Jarrett, and I both have some epiphanies during our conversation and we get really jazzed about it!  Tara is in real estate development where she literally creates communities and she also has a beauty community through her blog, Her Natural Way and her Instagram account.  
    Tara and I discussed a topic we’re both passionate about – redefining beauty – what does it mean and how can we feel more beautiful?  Does it come from the perfect cream or lipstick or is it deeper than that?  Spoiler alert – yes, it is deeper than that.  She shares how a month of not wearing any makeup to work changed her life and how her new chapter in her mid 30’s is causing her to do some soul searching.  
    Our discussion with Josey today is about our Peptide SPF 30, #3 on our countdown of our top products.  We talk about why sunscreen is important, how ours came to be and why it’s such a top-seller.  Also – it’s game time for SPF as a concept so if you haven’t picked one up, whether it’s ours or someone else’s, please get on it!
    The discussion Tara and I had encompasses so much of what I believe about the concept of beauty – it’s SO. GOOD.  I hope that you love it!

    Callouts from episode: 
    RMS BeautyVapourFiggy CoBlue Ridge Beauty Barn EPA’s stat - 90% of aging is due to sun damage Not skipping sunscreen as you get older – THIS article Renee RouleauErin’s Faces Micellar WaterErin’s Faces Peptide SPF 30Episode 9 where we discuss how to know if your sunscreen is “clean” or not – starts at 40:15Come have fun with us!
    Our private Facebook Group: Erin’s Faces Green Beauty Gathering
    Instagram: @erinsfaces
    Email: questions@beautyfullstories.com
    Website: erinsfaces.com 

    • 53 min
    52. A Shamanic Practitioner's Truth with Lori Dalvi

    52. A Shamanic Practitioner's Truth with Lori Dalvi

    Lori Dalvi is a Shamanic Practitioner and Energy Healer.  In today's episode, Lori shares her journey to and through shamanic work and gives us an example of how we can use it in our own lives.  She talks about how the concept of “truth” is what leads her through the challenges in her life and how our connection to nature is what her work is all about.  
    New this week at Erin's Faces are our:
    Limited time "Plant More Flowers" Organic T-shirtsFree packet of zinnia seeds with every order in May while supplies lastSunstick SPF 15 Watermelon Lip BalmToday with Josey we are talking about our #4 product, our Extreme Moisture Balm and it’s delicious! If you’re in the market for a night cream stick around to the end.
    Callouts:
    Conversations with God by Neale Donald WalschErin’s husband dying her hair red during pandemic video Ondine Landa’s Beauty Full Stories EpisodeFour Winds SocietyCome have fun with us!
    Our private Facebook Group: Erin’s Faces Green Beauty Gathering
    Instagram: @erinsfaces
    Email: questions@beautyfullstories.com
    Website: erinsfaces.com 

    • 51 min
    51. Rebelling Against the Beauty Status Quo with Stephanie Mero

    51. Rebelling Against the Beauty Status Quo with Stephanie Mero

    Stephanie Mero is a consumer advocate, certified wellness coach, cosmetologist and curly hair specialist,author, a new mom and she’s featured in Episode 4 of the new series on HBO Max, Not So Pretty, which is all about the hidden hazards in cosmetics.
    Stephanie used hair products herself and on her clients which initially were wonderful and then later caused her hair to fall out, causing  hair loss and bald spots in both her and her clients.  It’s how her advocacy was born and she challenges brands to do better and calls for more transparency.  We talked about her experiences with all of that as well as challenges that come with growing up with curly hair.  
    Number 5 in our top seller list discussion with Josey is our Fruit Smoothie Lip Gloss which makes me so happy because when we launched her last spring I had no idea if anyone would even wear lip gloss with all of the masks! 

    Callouts:
    Stephanie's main website - www.curlsandhealth.com Follow Stephanie on Instagram @steph.meroErin's Faces Matcha MascaraErin's Faces Fruit Smoothie Lip GlossStephanie's Facebook Group for Hair Damage & Loss Stephanie's Youtube channelHBO Max Not So PrettyOrganic Way Haircare (Oway) - see link belowwww.holistichairtribe.com Stephanie's book – Cracking the Curl Code – a simple guide to effortless hairStephanie's Hair Blog & Oway Hair Product Recs - www.curlpromise.comStephanie's Clean Living Products & Recs - www.toxinguide.com Stephanie's petition for cleaner packaging - www.change.org/safepackaging
    Come have fun with us!
    Our private Facebook Group: Erin’s Faces Green Beauty Gathering
    Instagram: @erinsfaces
    Email: questions@beautyfullstories.com
    Website: erinsfaces.com 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    50. Holding Hope Through Infertility with Dr. Serena H. Chen

    50. Holding Hope Through Infertility with Dr. Serena H. Chen

    Today’s guest is Dr. Serena H. Chen who is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist and all around super smart lady (@drserenahchen on Instagram).  Dr. Chen graduated from Brown University in Providence Rhode Island. She attended Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, and then trained in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Whether you’re trying to have a baby or not she drops so many specific wellness action steps that are simple but effective - hormonally, physically, mentally – you name it she has a great suggestion.  
    Our talk today with Josey is about our Peptide Eye Cream which is #6 on our countdown of our top-selling  products.  We get into a discussion on aging and how that can feel as our face changes.
     Come have fun with us!
    Our private Facebook Group: Erin’s Faces Green Beauty Gathering
    Instagram: @erinsfaces
    Email: questions@beautyfullstories.com
    Website: erinsfaces.com 

    • 53 min
    49. A Legacy of Doing the Right Thing with Quiana Agbai

    49. A Legacy of Doing the Right Thing with Quiana Agbai

    Quiana Agbai is a Boston-based, Ohio native who has been covering urban family life on her blog Harlem Lovebirds since 2009. A graduate of Wellesley College with 8 years of both ad agency and client-side experience, in 2014 Quiana launched Trifecta Media Group (TMG); a marketing, PR and graphic design firm catering to start-up companies. Beyond Harlem Lovebirds and TMG, Quiana is a Toastmaster, has served as the Community Outreach Lead for the Boston chapter of Moms Demand Action, and on the Leadership Collective of the Wellesley Racial Justice Initiative from fall 2017 - summer 2020 and is involved with several other community organizations as well.
    During our conversation we talked about how she prioritizes being accessible to her family while running a successful business, raising children in today’s climate in terms of race and weight and her thoughts on social and racial justice.  I fell IN LOVE with Quiana during our talk and I know that you will too.  
    Our conversation with Josey today is all about our Firming Eye Gel which great if you didn’t get sleep and you eyes need a depuff or you want something that will wear well under makeup.
    Mentions from episode:
    The Nap MinistryTherapy for Black GirlsCome have fun with us!
    Our private Facebook Group: Erin’s Faces Green Beauty Gathering
    Instagram: @erinsfaces
    Email: questions@beautyfullstories.com
    Website: erinsfaces.com 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

mad at disneyNow ,

We can learn a lot from our differences & “wear your sunscreen”

I’ve been listening to Beauty Full Stories since the premiere of the first episode. I look forward to Erin’s discussions with a variety of amazing women every Tuesday while I cook dinner. I can relate to some of their stories, while I also learn a lot about our differences. Erin’s not afraid to take on the hard topics and I really appreciate that. I can’t wait for more episodes after the summer break. In the meantime, “wear your sunscreen!”

Katherine Phifer ,

Amazing, thought provoking podcast!

I absolutely love Beauty Full Stories and the energy Erin Williams brings to the table. She doesn’t shy away from topics that are tough, and I love how much the podcast reflects people’s wonderful and raw stories. I love listening in, and was also on the show. I have to say, Erin is a fabulous interviewer and created such a beautiful space for me to share my story.

Joanna Carpenter ,

Amazing Real Talk

This podcast digs in in a way that’s so refreshing! Amazing women talking about powerful topics with thoughtfulness and insight. Erin asks brilliant questions - I love how we don’t shy away from the tough stuff!

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