After 20 years as a world-renowned celebrity make-up artist, Tim Quinn sought the help of wellness coach, Mark A. Turnipseed, after reading his powerful, best-selling memoir on suicide and addiction recovery. Tim was ready to explore beyond the surface to find out firsthand what it meant for someone to feel beautiful inside and out.
An essential component to experiencing beauty inside and out is the connection with self that comes through mindfulness, which is exercised through meditation, but this practice can be daunting to the beginner. Therefore, Mark suggested for Tim to explore mindfulness through his morning and evening self-care beauty routines.
Tim saw this tremendous missing gap in the beauty world and asked Mark how he came up with this Idea. Mark had been rendered completely hopeless and devasted after 5 years of heroin addiction. When he was in rehab, he was a nervous wreck and couldn’t even brush his teeth without his gums bleeding. He told his counselor that he was hopeless, and she suggested that he brush his teeth mindfully. He took the suggestion and upon a successful session Mark claims that for the first time in his life he knew he had restored hope. It is now both Tim and Mark’s goal to help others to find and restore this hope through self-care.
Beauty & Wellness
Tim Quinn, a leader in the make-up and beauty industry for 20 years, recognized that personal wellness was the most common missing factor in the beauty space but like many others he didn’t know how to apply it. Therefore, he reached out to Mark A. Turnipseed, professional wellness coach, author and motivational speaker, to investigate how wellness could add to his life. Here’s his story and now with Halo42’s wellness app you can access the same coaching for a fraction of the price!
The Brazilian Secret
Like most people, Tim was also interested in the products and supplements Mark had been using during his transformation from 215+ lbs. addict to 160 lbs. Ironman triathlete in 5 years but one ingredient caught Tim’s attention: Copaiba.
Copaiba has been a long held Brazilian skincare secret. Its sacred sap comes out of a tree in the deepest regions of the Amazon and due to its remoteness can only be harvested a couple months out of the year when the waters are high enough to get the boats to the trees. Historically, the tribal Amazonian men and women used Copaiba to heal their skin after any stress, including, but not limited to, wounds from war, childbirth, or environmental stressors.
Because Copaiba has been shown to help with anxiety, depression, and inflammation! Mark had been using it to combat inflammation and improve mood brought on by heavy amounts of training. He had been mixing it into his skincare and had been taken it orally for several years. Before taking copaiba, he had such bad cardiovascular inflammation and anxiety that he always needed an inhaler but now he is an endurance athlete.
Tim and Mark therefore set out to create a brand to bring this wonderful ingredient and mindfulness into the beauty space, at the same time. A Halo42 rainbow is upside down and is more common that a right side up rainbow. The only reason why people can’t see them is because you must shift your perspective and be standing at 42 degrees. Beauty and hope are similar. We all have it, but sometimes need must shift perspective to be able to see it, like Mark did after brushing his teeth. Self-care routines provide a perfect place to begin that shift and through Halo42 hope and beauty is available to all because we believe that hope and beauty are human rights.