A New Adventure

Not only am I back to work full time, I also started selling Younique as a side job. I didnt intend to sign up. I just wanted to try the mascara and a friend was having a party. I was hooked. Before I knew it, I had a welcome kit and the urge to share the products with friends. I started to try all the products from the welcome kit for presenters and thought I would give it a shot. Signing up as a presenter gives you a chance to sell and earn rewards but my first instinct was to just have an open account to place the occasional order and be available for others who wanted to do the same. In a matter of just 2 weeks, Ive sold nearly $700 in products & earned over $200 in commission without buying supplies, hosting house parties or doing any promotions. Not bad for just sitting back and sharing the info with a few friends.

This got me to thinking. I should share my story but I wonder how many other stories there are for other independent consultants. So I reached out to a few friends who also started a side business to share their journey. I am compiling it all now so stay tuned in the coming weeks to see the featured post.

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Product Review – derma e®

Its no secret…I am getting older and taking care of myself is important now more than ever before. This includes my skin. I have discussed before how I am fair skinned and tend to steer clear of face creams because I am sensitive to a lot of products. Well I can only lift my eyebrows so high to keep my eyes looking bright. I need some help and Father Time isn’t slowing down so I needed to act quickly.

I came across an opportunity to receive a product free to test it out and share my feedback. I did my research and the due diligence paid off. I have been using the Firming DMAE Eye Lift for about a week now and I am starting to notice some real changes. Its not drastic so don’t think that I suddenly look like I had work done but considering it has only been about a week, I am happy about the changes. I have a round face and when I smile, my cheeks amplify my ‘laugh lines’. Anything that helps reduce the attention to them is a strong selling point.

It kept getting better as I learned more. We all know the benefits of vitamins & anti oxidants, and I am a proponent of cruelty free testing. I learned that derma e® products reap many benefits.

The award-winning line features doctor-developed, consumer-tested and clinically-tested face care, body care and treatment products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. Every formula is cruelty-free, gluten-free and 100 percent vegan. Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power.

The fact that it was developed by a doctor and is a product of a family owned company is a big deal for me. The idea that an entire family has dedicated their livelihood to producing quality skin care items means they stand behind their work 100%. To top that…IT’S AFFORDABLE! Its sold at places like Target so its not cost prohibitive to women who just want to take care of their skin. It has packaging that is easy to spot on the shelves filled with promises. Just look for the lotus flower…better yet just remember #NoticeTheLotus and you are set!

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If you want to learn more before committing to a trip to Target, go and check out the derma e® site and read for yourself.

Product Review – OZ Naturals Ultra Ageless Eye Cream

All my life, I have been both blessed and hampered by fair skin. I say blessed because I have a fairly even skin tone. Hampered, because my skin is sensitive and burns easily in the sunlight. So when it comes to beauty products, I am wary of testing things out.

Now that I am 40 (gasp!) I need to put my fears aside and try out new products to protect my skin. I came across OZ Naturals Ultra Ageless Eye Cream and decided to give it a try. I was still apprehensive to try something that had algae extract. It just didn’t sound like my skin would respond well. I was wrong. I used this for a few days now and I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised. Maybe it is because I am so used to steering clear of facial products, but I could tell within 2 days that it was helping.

I have started to develop fine lines around my brows up toward my hairline as well as around my eyes. This didnt take them away so dont think its going to be a magical *poof* and you look 20 again, but it did reduce the puffiness around my eyes and diminished the lines. Its not that my skin is smoother, it just feels freshened. That is a big deal to me. I live in a climate with extreme temperatures…not Midwest weather, but at the base of a mountain range in southern California, we have temps in excess of 110 all summer and in the low 30s for most of the winter. This wreaks havoc on my skin and although I just began using this, its comfortable to wear in this cold weather. It doesnt feel like a mask.

I purchased this item through Amazon at a discount to provide an unbiased review and was so pleased, I thought I would share it with all of you as well. You can check it out for yourself and read all about the peptides and vitamin E goodness of the OZ Naturals and decide if you want to try it out.