The Power of the Universe

6th June to 8th June

So, if you read the last blog you’ll know that I had a bit of a wobble last week with my confidence. I’ve also written a lot about the development books that I have been reading. I’m not very good at starting self-help books but I am even worse at finishing them! So, as I’ve been feeling a bit shaky I thought I would go back to the one that changed my live in the first place…The Chimp Paradox. I am not very good at reading (or listening to) self- help books but I am even worse at finishing them! I have slipped back into some bad habits of late, losing my sense of humour and getting wound up at some of the littlest things. It instantly made me start to feel better, if only because it reminded me that I have a human brain and a chimp brain and to decide which one should be in charge at which time.

One of the other books I have been listening was “The Secret” and also “Think and Grow Rich” both of which talk about how thinking about positive things help them come to you. Well bizarrely the section of The Chimp Paradox I started listening to was talking about being with your troop and how the chimp and the human handle being in groups of people. The chimp wants only to be with close friends and family who they know love and care about you, whereas the human is taught to be friends with everyone. Isn’t it bizarre that just when I needed to know why someone who I didn’t know very well could make me question myself I turned to that section of the book. Maybe what we put out into the universe can come back to us?

Arbonne finally had a flash sale! When they do one of these sales they have really good free gifts. This particular offer was a free RE9 Advanced for Men Anti-Ageing Moisturiser, a free RE9 Advanced for Men Eye Repair Cream and an Arbonne Gym bag. One of my contacts was ready to sign up as a Preferred Client so we put everyone’s orders together to ensure that she achieved the required level of sale and she got the free gift. Arbonne have also made some amazing changes to the Preferred Client offer which include free delivery and a free gift when you sign up…..on top of a discount of at least 20%!! If you aren’t sure if it’s for you then there is a 45-day money back guarantee on Preferred Client!!

I also met up with some old friends on Wednesday evening. We all used to work together until the end of June/July 2015 and, I have to confess, I did worry that we wouldn’t have much in common once we had all left work but I shouldn’t have worried. The conversation flowed as usual. I also gave out some Arbonne samples because some of them would be excellent consultants!!

Next time…..we cover the national press!

 

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No more face sliding off!!

18th to 21st May

One of the phrases I have come to love during my eventful life is….”You’re never too old to learn” and I am certainly learning a lot at the moment. During the Arbonne product launch event there was a 2 hour makeup tutorial and it certainly taught me a lot of new things. The most important was setting powder! I’ve never been a fan of the old loose translucent powder but I have learnt how amazing the Arbonne translucent setting powder is! Not only that but I also learnt that you should put it on over the whole of your make up and not just over the top of your foundation….who knew! I am a recent convert to primer but now I am into the Translucent powder too. Went I went to the ball on 6th May I used the whole Arbonne range (but with translucent powder on top of foundation instead of at the end and the impact over 6 hours was amazing) but putting it on top of your entire make up literally make it stays put all day with very little intervention.

I went back to Slimming World this week after missing last week and thanks to my amazing mommy (!) I lost 1 1/2 lb ….whoop whoop! Looks like not drinking or eating sugar is finally paying off. However, I do have to give extra thanks to mummy because she brought my lunch into the office every day that I was in….how amazing is she? I keep having to remind everyone that it isn’t like I am staying in all the time either. The whole family went to a house party on Saturday and had a really good time. The last time I went to a house party I had a coffee and it felt far too boring. This time I had a Pepsi Max (party animal that I am!) which felt much better. It was funny watching my friend (who shall remain nameless!) getting drunk.

One of my  Arbonne consultants had her launch party this week, which was yet another hit. We had 2 preferred clients signed up from the meeting and 2 potential parties booked. These products are amazing. Once you see the benefits you get from using these products you can’t resist them. Not only that but they are sooo easy to use. If you can find the time to watch the video on my YouTube channel (RE9 Demo) then you will see just how easy they are to use. One thing I had to get over was using photo’s of myself. When you read this blog (and see the number of photo’s I use!) then you might think that I love taking pictures of myself but it’s taken a long time to get to this point. This is all down to the change since I started being an Arbonne Consultant.

If you wan to get involved with Arbonne why not drop me a line or leave a comment? I would also love to hear about any changes you are making in your life!

 

Memory like a sieve!

I have forgotten so many things over the course of the last few postings! So here is a catch up on what has been happening over the last few weeks.

I’ve been listening to a couple of audio books both really about the same thing but delivered in a completely different way. The first one I started was Think and Grow Rich which was first written  in 1937 and is claimed to be still as relevant today as it was when it was first written. Now who am I to dispute that but what I will say is that it’s hard going to listen to. So, rather than give in, I hate giving in with books, I decided to come back to it and listen to another book at the same time. So I also started to listen to The Secret which is much easier to listen to but a little bit flowery for me. I’ll continue to listen to both of them but, and this is paraphrasing a  little bit (!), they both talk about the power of positive thinking. One is from a more business perspective where is one is more about life. I think I’m going to try something a bit different next time. A friend has recommended Mastering Your Mean Girl and I’ve also just bought A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled which has also just been recommended to me and I’m really looking forward to reading both of them. You’d never guess that I list reading as one of my hobbies!

I m20160501_193743anaged to completely avoid a massive Victoria Sponge Cake bought for the family. It was hard but what made it easier was that the 3 of them (Kevin, Scarlett and the hubby) managed to eat the whole lot in 2 days! Keep reading the blog to catch up with how I am getting on with the whole no sugar thing…..it’s not getting any easier!CYyUqlwWYAAJR3C

I’ve decided to start shooting videos to show how easy it is to use the Arbonne range and the amazing results you can get from the product. I hope it’s easier to see the products and also to prove that it is me using them without filters to make the products look good, what you see really is me! Here are the results from the 30 day Arbonne RE9 challenge. I can certainly see a difference, I hope you can!

I have been having lots of meetings about Arbonne, including a launch party for one of my consultants, and my hard work is starting to pay off. This company really is amazing, next on the blog list is why I love Arbonneso much!

 

Arbonne Day

12th to 14th May

Well it’s been a busy few days! The big issue I have to face is that I love every aspect of my life and the moment but there often aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week to do everything that I want to do. I don’t want to stop doing anything because they all add to different parts of my personality and keep me fulfilled. It’s quite funny that I’ve actually started to come back round full circle to where I started.

When I left school at 16 I went into hairdressing. Usually when I look back and tell the story of how I went into hairdressing it focuses around being given an ultimatum by my mum about having to get a job. As I recall it, and I’m sure my mum sees it differently, I was lazing around on the sofa after finishing my exams (which I did the minimal amount of revision for) and was told in no uncertain terms that “you better not thhaircutink you’re sitting around on that sofa all day, you can get out of this house and get a job”. As this was 1987 (yikes!) the only careers advice that girls got at school was to go into hairdressing or work in a shop. Hairdressing was the first job interview I went to and subsequently the first job I had. Looking back I was actually good at it but the reason I left was that I got some qualifications and thought I should be using my brain more. How stupid was that! Turns out I’m actually quite good at the whole health and beauty thing. I regualarly change my hair, styling it in lots of different ways, and regularly change my make up. If I could go back and do it all again I would love to run hair salon and beauticians! Maybe Arbonne can help me fulfill that dream? So I let school at 16, went to work in a “trendy” hair salon (using that word is showing my age!) and now I want to own a Hairdressers, weird how life turns out!

I’ve been lucky enough to meet with several people over the last couple of days to talk about Arbonne, including someone who’s friend had been stopped them from going into a certain shop (which sells bath bombs etc.) because they use Parabens in their products. The use of Parabens in beauty products is currently being investigated due to the links between parabens and and different forms of cancer. If you don’t know what Parabens are then please click on this link for more info (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraben) I am proud of the fact that Arbonne doesn’t include ANY parabens and is just one of the many ways in which Arbonne is a unique product.and one of the reasons I love it!

Thursday evening wasn’t the best night. I am a rhinosmassive Leeds Rhinos fan and if you don’t know who they are let me introduce them to you! They play the best sport ever (in my humble opinion) and I have been following them for over 30 years. If you want to know then click here: Leeds Rhinos. After that little bit of education the reason I had such a bad thursday evening was because Leeds Rhinos were beat which means that we are now at the bottom of the table, last year we won every cup in the competition, how the mighty have fallen!

Saturday was an awesome day. Arbonne hold an annual conference every year in Las Vegas. I didn’t attend this year, as I had only signed up to Arbonne 2 months before the conference, but this is where Arbonne celebrate success and launch all the new products. Saturday was one of the launch days in the UK so we got to see (and feel) all the new products such as the new mens range, the amazing Arbonne Intelligence Genius and the new eye range including the eyebrow range. However, one of the things I am really passionate about with Arbonne is the fantastic makeup range and on the day there was a makeup work shop. This was 2 hours of how to use the full range and included contouring which was a real eye opener for me. I came home absolutely buzzing only to be told by my daughter that she could have told me how to do that! Back to earth with a bang!!cropped-ccyvfqrwiaav-xt.jpg