Saturday, 27 February 2016

Arbonne | Business Launch!

What an exciting week it's been!

For those of you that don't know, on Thursday I had my launch for my Arbonne business!

I've just started my business as an Independent Consultant for Arbonne, and this involves using my make up products (which i have purchased through Arbonne) to do my job and make people look beautiful, but with this, I can earn a few pennies when the beautiful people decide to buy the products too!

Let me tell you a little about Arbonne's products. The whole entire range of cosmetics, skin care, bath and body, and nutrition, is Vegan certified. Do you know how hard it is to become Vegan certified? What this means, is that in no way, shape or form, are animals used to create these products.

No animal testing, no animal by-products, nothing! Which means that little Thumper from Bambi didn't have to be pinned down, and have cosmetics rubbed in his eyes, so that you can wear your favourite red lipstick.

It's all dermatologically tested, which means it's been tested on actual human skin, so you know that something that may not have caused a reaction on a tiny baby bunny, may not cause a reaction on you.

Everything down to their packaging has been thought through. The boxes can be recycled, the bubble wrap your products are wrapped in can be dissolved in water, and the ink used on the catalogues is soy ink. It's good right?

So I had my business launch on Thursday this week, and at this event, my guests were talked through both the business side of Arbonne and they had the opportunity to test some products and take them home with them.

I had the support of both Jen, my sponsor (the woman you can just see on the laptop screen), even though she's all the way over in the Cayman Islands, and Charlotte, who is in my up line, to go through the business presentation, and to advise people on which products they may find useful.

There was a table full of products at the back of the room that people could test out, and take home for a few days to try. With the amount of products we had between the three of us there was something for everyone!

And of course there was me, trying to pretend I wasn't peeing myself with nerves every time someone asked me a question!

I personally believe that Arbonne is a fantastic business opportunity, and I had two main reasons for why I said yes to becoming a consultant.

Firstly, the products actually work. 

From the age of 12 I have had severe acne. I've tried every product from the shelves you can think of, and i've had creams, and 8 week courses of antibiotics from doctors, and nothing has made a difference. Until I found Arbonne.

For me, my face and the way it looked was my biggest cause of anxiety. Even as a fully qualified Make Up Artist, who knew how to disguise acne, I still felt that people were looking at me and judging me, which in turn, caused me to be very anxious, and I wouldn't leave the house without a face full of make up to hide it (which would worsen the situation because of of the chemicals in my make up would add to the issue!).

I used Argonne's FC5 range twice per day, for a week. Just a week! And tis happened;

98% of my spots had gone. Completely gone. Not a trace left behind!

These's products actually work!

The second reason, and I love this one, is that what you earn is based on how much effort you are willing to put in.

I'm definitely not the only one that goes into my full time job, thinking that I definitely work harder than the person that plonks themselves at a desk, watching videos on YouTube, doing the bare minimum to keep there job.

I'm that person that goes in, goes above and beyond to get not only my job done, but other people's jobs too, works later than i should, and makes sure i'm available should anyone at work need me when i'm not on shift, yet i'm still getting paid as much as the previous person?

That doesn't sit right with me. And with Arbonne, if you're putting in all that effort, and enthusiasm to get your job done, you're going to get exactly what you want out of it, and it'll make you feel amazing!

There's a tonne of amazing different products, and there really is something for everyone in this business.

If any of you would like more information, either about the business, or about the product, please please please do not hesitate to contact me, or just have a look yourself on;

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Lifestyle | The Perfect Weekend Away!

As you know, last weekend was Valentines weekend, the perfect weekend for couples to get extra smushy, and lovey dovey. Now there's a lot of people who get on their high horse, saying that they don't need a specific day to show their love for their significant other etc, etc. But why not? Take the opportunity to go that extra mile, not because you have to, but because you want to.

This year, was actually in a proper, 'adult-grown-up' relationship (scary right?!), so we decided to get away from the work and life stresses and spend the weekend in the middle of a forrest. Trust me, it's more exciting than it sounds....

We went to Center Parcs!

As a youngster I used to go here all the time with my family, so it was full of nostalgia, and happy memories, and this year I got to share it with someone really special to me.

From scenic walks around the forrest (it snowed for half the weekend, so the forrest turned into Narnia and it was the best feeling ever!), to painting mugs, spa experiences, and pancake stacks for breakfast, it truly was a magical weekend!

Throughout the village there was a running valentines theme. After every meal you had a valentines chocolate attached to your receipt.

With every coffee/hot chocolate order there was a 'chocolate treat' for you and your beloved.

There's so many activities you can do as a couple, (you don't even need to be a couple, because everything here can be orientated around families, groups of friends, couples etc). Unfortunately just before the weekend, Pete hurt his back, so the amount of activities we could take part in were limited in an attempt to not injure him further, however there was still so much to do!

My favourite part of the weekend was our spa treatment. The minute you walk through the door, you were created by people who seemed so relaxed and at peace, and everyone was so peaceful!

We had a 'dual treatment', which is specifically tailored for couples. This consisted of a back and neck massage, and a facial. It was so relaxing. You changed into fluffy dressing gowns (one size does not fit all, as a 5 foot 1 lady, the sleeves got rolled and the hem was hiked up!), and the floor was warm! I hate walking around in bare feet because the floor is always so cold, but this place must have had some underfloor heating, because my feet were in heaven! The ladies were so good with Pete with his injury, and he said he felt so much better after!

You absolutely can't go to Center Parcs without feeding the ducks. We picked a villa which was lake facing, so when you step out onto the balcony you are treated by a whole gaggle of them who just know you'll be providing them with bread! Side note, don't do what Pete did and try to lure them into the villa, the ducks know their boundaries, and will just look at you like you're an idiot...

It was the most perfect weekend away, and we've already made plans to go back next year!