A TRIP TO NORTH CAROLINA

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I made my way from Los Angeles to Raleigh, North Carolina, where Itook a 30 minute drive to the Fearrington Village, whichI called home for a few days. We visited North Carolina and the Burt’s Bees headquarters in Durham with other influencers and editors to immerse ourselves in the Burt’s Bees history and culture, and to learn more about products, what they stand for and do so many fun activities tied to their core values and beliefs. The property was surrounded by nature, beautiful animals and fresh foods. Embracing all of these factors are so important to what Burt’s Bees stands for and I learned that on average, their  products are 99% natural; over half are made with 100% natural ingredients.

I so appreciate when my favorite products are made with natural ingredients, like their skincare and lip products are. I, for one, have become even more obsessed their color with since my trip! A few of my favorite skincare products from the brand are the Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes, Complete Nourishment Facial Oil and Skin Nourishment Gentle Foaming Cleanser.

You might already be a fan of the lip balms, but think about how moisturizing those products are, then add the color pay off you want from an average lipstick and you’ll get the Burt’s Bees Lipsticks, Gloss Lip Crayon and Tinted Lip Oil. They have great finish options and shades, but without compromising on caring for your lips. If you follow me on Instagram stories, you may have seen me swatch these. In the below pictures in the white outfit I am wearing the Gloss Lip Crayon in Outback Oasis and then layered the Tinted Lip Oil in Caramel Cloud. In the button up shirt, I’m wearing the Lipstick in Wine Wave. My lips are really dry when I travel and I loved how nourishing they are and that even though they were moisturizing, they still had beautiful color.

We even had a chance to visit their headquarters in North Carolina to learn about the brand, their product development and got to visit the lab where products are created and tested.

We met with some of the team from Burt’s Bees to learn more about their practices in sustainability and development. The brand takes pride in their sustainable sourcing to build partnerships around the world with the communities they source their natural ingredients from. You can check out how they source their beeswax here!

I loved learning that a company that has grown as much as Burt’s Bees still cares and is involved with having a positive impact with the places they source their natural ingredients from to stay true to their beliefs as a brand.

We even got a chance to make our own Tinted Lip Balm; my color was a mauve nude and Audrie made a peach tone. It was so fun to be in the lab to create these colors. The chemist showed us all of the natural ingredients that go into their tinted lip balm and it was so amazing to see how you balance different waxes and oils with the natural pigment to create the end result!

At the headquarters, we also got to visit the home of Burt Shavitz, which they moved from Maine to North Carolina after his passing in honor of his legacy and as a reminder of his values. I had a chance to walk through his home and get a feel of who he was and the simple life he lived. He cared so much about connecting with nature, which is something the company tries to keep in mind with everything they do. It was the perfect ending to our trip to Durham.

Take a look below at the pictures from my trip. I hope you get a chance to try some of their products, if you haven’t yet, because now that I know about the history of the brand, I love it even more than I did before.

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