Beautiful Voices is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring, empowering women. Our most recent Beautiful Voice is Brandie Gilliam. See what she says when Annmarie asks her some questions about her own personal beauty…
Brandie Gilliam is passionate about healthy non-toxic products and the founder of Organic Beauty Talk.
Brandie is on a mission to dispel the myth that natural and organic is ONLY for granola eating tree huggers as well as show that living green is just all around better…for you and the environment. For more information, visit OrganicBeautyTalk.com.
Who do you feel you are today? What event has defined your life?
I'm a person who knows who I am and all that I bring to the table. No single event has defined me but a series of different events have helped shape my life, my character, and me living it on purpose in a healthy, non-toxic beautiful way.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is God. I always want to do and be my best in all areas of my life.
What was your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
I'm currently going through my biggest challenge thus far in my life and I'm facing it with hope, faith, and perseverance like I've done with any other obstacle. The only way to overcome is to believe.
If money was no object what would you be doing (or, would it be exactly what you are already doing?)
I'd be traveling the world and spreading the word to make it a more eco beautiful place, while helping people be and live their best in the process. I'd be doing exactly what I'm doing on a larger and more consistent scale.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Seek wisdom above all else.
Where and when do you feel most at peace?
Outdoors, in the arms of my husband and when I'm listening to music that moves my soul.
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty is when I look at something and it brings a smile to my face.
What makes you feel beautiful?
Looking in the mirror and knowing I've put my all into getting ready. An amazing eco outfit, accessories, and a great pair of shoes doesn't hurt either! 🙂
What’s your favorite beauty secret or tip?
Placing serum on top of moisturizer on cheeks after cleansing to get a dewy glow and removing eye makeup with jojoba or coconut oil.
What do you do when you want to pamper yourself?
Get a massage and facial in a luxurious eco setting.
How does Annmarie's mission fit into your lifestyle?
Annmarie's mission is at the core of my lifestyle—knowing what's in my products and making sure I'm only using ingredients that are natural, organic, and wild-crafted. I'm all about living a healthy and non-toxic lifestyle and so is Annmarie.
What are your words of wisdom to other beauties out there?
Learn and know yourself. Accept and love yourself. Grow and nurture yourself. Then do the same to those and the environment around you.
Isn't she beautiful? If you want to keep up with Brandie's amazing life, follow her blog at organicbeautytalk.com!
“Teaching People About Beauty From the Inside Out”
(If you’re interested in being featured as one of our Beautiful Voices, please email us at info [at] annmariegianni.com)