Hi! My name is Vanessa Kinsley. I'm a full time mom of 3 beautiful children, wife to one hell of a man, licensed cosmetologist, certified holistic health coach + yoga instructor and the creator of Beautifully Conscious handmade skincare. Beautifully Conscious is a brand that manifested several years ago, but has evolved with me over the last 10 years as my passion for being conscious of the lifestyle we live, initiated by my own life’s journey. It has driven me to share and educate others on how to live a more natural and conscious lifestyle for themselves and their families.
Here‘s a little history on me :)
In 2007, at the age of 19, I graduated cosmetology school and immediately started working full time as a hairstylist at Salon Utopia in Coral Springs while attending Florida Atlantic University.
In my early 20’s, I began struggling with my menstrual cycle after stopping birth control. My menstrual cycle had completely stopped for 2 1/2 years(amenorrhea) and I was unsure if I was going to be able to have children of my own. When I needed more answers than I was receiving by professionals, it inspired me to embark on a journey toward natural living, conscious self-care and balancing a healthy life in a modern world.
I immersed myself in many alternative healing methods including acupuncture, yoga, Qi gong, tai chi and many different dietary changes. It took a few years to heal from my ailments and create a balanced lifestyle that worked for me.
As my body started to return to a healthy state, my knowledge and passion grew. I studied many other avenues aside from hairstyling. After graduating FAU with a double BA in Management and Marketing, I became a certified holistic health coach, juice bar manager, registered yoga teacher, Level 1 Reiki Practitioner and dabbled in beauty and wellness blogging.
At 27, I married my high school ‘boyfriend‘ and 8 months later we got pregnant with our first baby. We continued to have two more healthy and beautiful children, completing our family. All three pregnancies were natural and healthy that followed three completely natural and beautiful births.
Now as a small business owner, I continue to passionately guide others toward living healthier lifestyles and educating them about the products we use for our skin and home care routines. Providing the knowledge and tools for self care is something that I've grown passionately about since becoming a mother. I believe it is an importance part of our essence that needs nurturing to be fully present for those around us.
Beauty and wellness should be simple and healthy for ourselves and the environment, which is my intention with each and every product I create and promote. I stay true to my mission with transparency of our natural ingredients that nourish and our conscious packaging with minimal waste.
My family and I now reside in the Central Florida area where we've begun to establish ourselves and grow some roots over the last 3 years (2018).
You can meet me at some of the local Markets where I set up as a vendor with all things Beautifully Conscious!
- Oviedo Farmer's Market - 1st Saturday of every month (except July), 8am-1pm
- Oviedo Brewing Company Night Market - 3rd Friday of every month, 5pm-10pm.