Faces of Beauty: The Ladies of Maven Made

I'm so excited to be featuring the lovely ladies of Maven Made for my Faces of Beauty series. The story of how I was re-united (with Emily) and introduced (to Bethany) after moving back to Richmond is quite ironic and interesting, actually. I had dropped by Addison Handmade & Vintage this past winter and stumbled across this incredible facial serum that had an ingredient in it that I had been trying to hunt down - carrot seed oil. A coconut face scrub featured on Aloha called for it and I really wanted to give it a whirl. Well, I'm a gal that gets pretty giddy about the littlest of things, so snatching the last facial serum in the shop made my day.

A few weeks later, I saw that Emily and Bethany had partnered together and rebranded the product line, known as Maven Made. Joy! I was so happy knowing that I had a connection (and a story) to share with these gals - and more importantly, that I had finally found a facial serum that was for me. I have been completely hooked since that day back in December.

Because of how much I believe in and love their products as well as their holistic approach to health, and lifestyle in general, it made perfect sense to have a little Q&A with each of them to find out their natural beauty routines and secrets. These women are genuine, passionate and so driven - not to mention that they practice what they preach and have the beauty to show for it, both inside and out.

Keep reading, and make sure that you don't leave here without putting some of their amazing facial serum in your shopping cart.

Bethany's day to day:

Customer Advocate at GiveMore.com (Richmond, VA)

Natural beauty mantra:

Go with what feels right. When I was in my early 20’s I wore the popular makeup (most very cakey) and perfumes. Now that I’ve embraced holistic and natural products in my everyday life, I’ve done the same with my beauty products. I don’t care how fancy the bottle is or if a celebrity is endorsing the product. I’d rather concoct my own or find something that I truly love, regardless of any hype.

Natural beauty weapon of choice:

I have so many! Even though it's my own creation, I have to say our Facial Serum is my saving grace.  It has halted my acne, gives my skin a glow and moisturizes without feeling greasy. I’ve also been a 6 year addict to L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara. If  they ever discontinue this, I will weep.

Favorite personal feature:

My eyes and long lashes. I thank my parents for these!

How are you protecting your skin in general?

I was the dumb dumb that went tanning. Shame. I’m trying to reverse the damage.  The carrot seed oil in our facial serum acts as a natural sunscreen plus I use BB cream with SPF.  I’m also a big fan of Mayan Clay, I get a jar of it every time I go on vacation to Tulum, Mexico. It has amazing properties that tighten, fight wrinkles and detoxify my skin.

Emily's day to day:

Service Delivery Associate, Proxios (Richmond, VA)

Natural beauty mantra:

Pure, simple, easy to use and effective. And beautiful packaging never hurts!

Natural beauty weapon of choice:

I know I'm biased, but I couldn't live without our Facial Serum. I had been searching for the perfect moisturizer for so long, and instead of finding it... we created it! I have the definition of combination skin and this serum covers it all for me. It soothes my dry skin, reduces redness and truly makes my skin glow.

Favorite personal feature:

My smile :)

How are you protecting your lips (to maintain that beautiful smile)?

I'm a bit of a lip product addict. Chap stick, lip gloss, lipstick... you name it, I've got it. Right now I'm loving Cricket Cove Soap Co's Peppermint Cocoa Butter lip balm. It's made with vitamin E, sweet almond oil and beeswax so it keeps my lips hydrated and wrinkle-free!


Cheers to these ladies and to living well with plenty of natural beauty goodies in tow.

Be well,

xo Allison