Beautiful Voices is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring, empowering women. Our most recent Beautiful Voice is Courtney Rozendaal. See what she says when Annmarie asks her some questions about her own personal beauty.
Courtney is a Natural Nutrition Practitioner with a serious interest in the microbiome. She has three beautiful children and a wonderful husband of 14 years. She loves passing along any knowledge she has to anyone that will listen! Click here to check Courtney out on Instagram.
What does beauty mean to you?
Beauty means feeling comfortable in your own skin. Loving your body wherever it's at in your journey. Beauty doesn't mean having perfect eyebrows or the perfect body. Beauty is loving yourself, loving those around you, and loving life.
What’s your favorite beauty secret or tip?
Less is more. While I was applying makeup one evening, I asked my daughter ( who is 7) if I needed a little more. She said, “a good artist always knows when to stop.” That gave me a laugh, but it's great advice!
How does Annmarie's mission fit into your lifestyle?
I do believe you can have great beauty products, as well as medicines and therapies, by using what exists in nature. Research is happening all around us in regards to using natural botanicals in products and remedies. We just have to say no to the “easy” conventional methods and from there we will find what we are searching for.
Who do you feel you are today? What event has defined your life?
Today I feel I am an advocate for healthy living. When someone very close to me fell ill, and no doctors could figure out how to diagnose or help, I began to search ways I could help. There were times that I felt hopeless, and then a breakthrough would happen. For a time it was two steps forward and one step back until we realized that we had found what we were searching for: A whole foods approach with vitamin therapy. Years later a new doctor confirmed our approach and that was so satisfying.
What are your words of wisdom to other beauties out there?
Don't stress about trying to fit in with the latest fad. Focus on being the best you. Listen to your intuition, and follow your gut.
Isn’t she beautiful?
Annmarie Skin Care
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