Child’s Pose

Channel your inner child with Nora for a quick and easy “re-set”, encouraging calm and tranquility. This pose not only refreshes your mood, it focuses on slimming down abs, thighs and hips.

Health and Happiness,

Maria McKendry, PT, Buffalo Barre Owner, Beautycounter Consultant

Let’s Twist!

Watch Nora as she leads us through an exercise that will improve digestion, maintain normal spinal rotation, reduce back pain, alleviate stress and helps to detox your body.


Health and Happiness,

Maria McKendry, PT, Buffalo Barre Owner, Beautycounter Consultant

Smokey Eye Tutorial with Beautycounter®

In this video with Maria, you will learn how to achieve a SMOKEY EYE look with Beautycounter.

Links to the products used in this video:

1. Adaptive Moisture Lotion

2. Dew Skin

3. Volumizing Mascara

4. Beautycounter Lip Gloss

5. Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

6. Color Outline Pencil

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Safer Skin Care and Makeup

More thoughts on Beautycounter….

You probably know by now how much I care about reducing toxins and inflammation in our bodies to balance hormones, release trapped fat and live a vibrant healthy life.
Up until now my focus has been on nutrition and exercise through healing foods and healing movements.
However, in the past few months I had a particular question/topic weighing heavy on my heart. I ignored it for quite some time purely out of being a bit lazy and afraid of the answer.
So here was my question…
“Are the skincare and makeup products I’m using on me and my family safe?”
After a while I couldn’t ignore that question anymore… and so I made a very conscious effort to learn about clean safe alternatives to those areas in my life where I can choose to make healthy decisions (in addition to clean eating and exercise).
When I found out that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938 – I truly couldn’t believe it.
…And that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) allows companies to use chemicals known to be extremely harmful in the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day, and to make their own judgments about safety.​​​​​​​
After learning those facts…
I wanted a makeup that was beautiful and safe.
I wanted a skincare routine that could actually improve the appearance of my skin to make it look brighter and feel firmer, but safely.
I wanted safe products for my family.
FINALLY after using a few different brands – I fell in love with Beautycounter products and their mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone.
I’m spreading the word to everyone I care about because we all deserve better.
Beautycounter is committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: They’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through their “Never List”—all while ensuring their products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market. Believe me they are AMAZING!
I am so grateful to have found Beautycounter.
We all deserve better beauty…

Health and Happiness,

Maria McKendry, PT, Buffalo Barre Owner, Beautycounter Consultant


6 Easy Leg Stretches in 6 Minutes!

Do you suffer from pain and inflexibility in your hips, lower back or legs? If you answered yes, this video is for you! My lower extremity tightness has always been predominately in my hamstrings. This article explains some causes of tight hamstrings. Being a runner, these leg stretches are what keeps me pain-free and able to teach barre without my flexibility being too embarrassing! 🙂

Try these 6 stretches twice a day and let us know how you feel. We think you’re going to love the results.

Health and Happiness,

Maria McKendry, PT, Buffalo Barre Owner, Beautycounter Consultant