Stop for a minute……..when did you last have some ‘Me’ Time – I am not just talking about sitting quietly and enjoying a cup of your favourite brew, I am saying for us girls, when did you take the time to enjoy applying your makeup, stopping to paint your nails (and toe nails to match), using a hair masque or enjoying a nice hot tub with some gorgeous products. For most of us getting to the bathroom without a child or animal following you seems to be a major achievement! 🙂
Life just gets busier and busier, demands and deadlines, dates and times! Go there, pick up this, a loooong line up at the bank and would you mind being on the local volunteer group! Breathing……we generally say ‘Yes sure’……afterall we do not want to disappoint people.
Why then when someone suggest some self care we find it so difficult, why do we say ‘I wish, have no time’????? Have you peered in with envy at those Nail Cafes and seen people indulging in a foot spa! Oooooh, I wish!!!
Self Care is an essential ingredient for survival in this fast paced World. We need to pull ourselves back from the brink, the emotional breakdowns and the life crushing burnouts. Self Care does not even need to take you 20 minutes, BUT Self Care DOES require practise! So I hear you saying – well yeah it sounds lovely, but when!!!????
Here is the secret………..do not ‘shush it’…..instead GET LOUD and share it!! Its a funny little trick, but it works……….are your giggles ready…………. 🙂 🙂 🙂
The day the Wheelie Bin goes out……is the day we practice our
Yep, you have a WHOLE 24 hours, to practice a 5 or 10 minute Self Care essential! Create yourself a menu of quick, sweet delights for your busy lifestyle!
<3 Lather in an enriched glorious enticing Nutri Rich Shower Oil
<3 Exfoliate your heels/elbows in the shower with a firm sensual
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<3 Give yourself a sexy shimmer with a spray of our luxurious Nutri Rich Body Satin to ensure your GF are Self Caring as well! (pssstt…….a ridiculous $39 each)
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Food! Food! Food! It is the one concept that most humans understand and love! And until we saw shows like My Kitchen Rules, Great Australian Bakeoff and Masterchef, our repretore of food language was pretty limited! However, I am sure everyone would know what a simple cornflake, raisin and grape was 🙂
In my last blog I spoke about ‘the experience’, people receiving the <3 warm and fuzzy <3 when dealing with a business when they want to purchase product. To give a reason for the need of a beauty product, I have found is a sure-thing for a customer to buy. Lets look at the idea of using food in explaining why the need for a complete skincare regime would benefit our skin. Remembering our skin is the largest organ in/on our bodies that needs to be looked after just as much as the lungs, heart and kidneys.
The first layer of our skin is called the epidermis! The epidermis provides a waterproof barrier, protects the inner layers and creates our skin tone. Our second layer is the dermis, this is where hair follicles and sweat glands hang out, and our third layer is deeper tissue known as the hypodermis – made from fat and connective tissue!
Got it???? – Yeah right the average person is going to remember that as soon as they leave the room! Lets change it now into laymens terms or in this instance FOOD – simple glorious FOOD!
The first layer of our skin we are going to recognise as cornflakes, our second layer raisins and our third layer the grape. You can see the image I have posted, that will stay in your mind – its easy to remember.
Putting this concept into play with beauty now! Cornflakes can represent the dead layer of skin on top. If we ever tried to put a mosituriser or foundation on a cornflake you will find it is never going to sit flush on the skin. If you have ever complained about a premium handcreme that has never absorbed and sits ‘wet’ on top of the skin, it is more than likely you have this layer of cornflakes (dead skin) sitting on top. An exfoliation designed for the sensitivity of the face or body is what will remove this gross layer.
🙁 A little gross (but fascinating) fact – each of us will loose a two-storey home full of dead skin over our life time!! Ewwwwwww………………..
🙂 A little hint – if you exfoliate your legs before shaving, you will find it will last up to two weeks longer – because you are taking away the dead skin and your razor will only catch hair.
Removal of the cornflakes exposes our second layer affectionately know as the raisin! The raisin is the skin exposed, vulnerable and where our aging process can really get comfortable – you know like a couch potato! It needs stimulation and motivation! hahahah 🙂 🙂 If we do not look after this layer with our skincare regime of cleansing and toning, it becomes shrivelled up like a raisin. We need to ensure that we moisturise our raisin, so our next layer of skin can be nice and plump like a juicy healthy grape!
Cornflakes, Raisin and Grapes = Cleansing, Exfoliation, Toning and Moisturising
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Nutrimetics Heritage Collection (Apricot Packaging) – Skin Clean, Skin Fresh and Nutri Moist complimented with Honey & Almond Scrub for exfoliation – enriched with Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E and Shea Butter.Restore Skincare (purple packaging) – Softening Cleansing Creme – Foaming Cleansing Lotion, and Anti Ageing Day Creme, complimented with Grape Seed Powder Exfoliating Creme. Our restore collection is enriched with Grape See Oil (we grow our very own crops in NZ) and have Vitamin A, C and E to address the ageing process.
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Order your Cornflakes, Raisin and Grape solution here for Australia (only $8.95 postage)
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Once upon a time, a very immaculate, perfect hair, perfect makeup lady (with matching skirt and suit jacket) would appear at your door, carrying just about everything except the kitchen sink, she would set up shop in your lounge room and bore the ‘crazies’ out of you flicking page by page through a brochure! An escape plan was nearly needed for the looooong drawn out process of listening to her scripted voice and made view ALL the products she had bought along! PHEW – hard work honey! Thank goodness the party plan gods realised that women are able to read these days and we can see that page 3 has mascaras on sale!!
Lucky for us time brings along necessary changes, connection with ladies has become personalised, relaxed, quick, one on one if need and ultimately about a pleasant experience. So here we were thinking party plan had shrivelled up and died, when in fact it has really become the opposite.
This method of shopping has become THE preferred way people would like to shop – it is now about the experience! Big retailers like Myers and David Jones have discovered what Direct Selling has been doing all along. Their customers are now wanting to feel, touch, smell and try the product before purchasing. Myer has clued up to offering Makeup Classes with their MAC products at $120 per head for a 1.5 hour tutorial. You will receive hints/tricks for makeup application and personalised Makeup colour chart. Once the session has been completed, the customer then is able to place their order. Of course it works!!! A great concept that is for certain. See above advertisement taken from the Myer website.
Direct Selling company like Nutrimetics has been offering this complimentary experience for 50 years. Grab your girlfriends, then relax with some bubbles and nibbles in the comfort of your own home! As with Myers, you receive all the product information, sample everything and receive the personalised colour chart! The only catch is it WILL NOT cost you $120! I know I would love the experience of the workshop AND my $120 to spent how I choose on product 🙂
Direct Selling is very much alive and happening! Party plan attracts 10 sales per minute across Australia. Just think about that for a minute……..not in a store………rather an in-home sale!
“Australia is punching above our weight in regards to direct selling sales per capita” – Gillian Stapleton, Executive Director – Direct Selling Association. Australia has been ranked 20th in the World for Direct Selling sales – our population is 24.5 million people, compared to 82 million in Germany, 127 million in Japan, 324 million in the USA and over 1 billion each for India and China! Not a shabby result for Australia at all! Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!
Here’s a thought to leave you with now you have some of the facts. Support the in-home businesses!!! These woman are just like you and me, some are Mums with young children, some have only casual/part time hours and need more income, some people because of physical restrictions can only work a few hours a day – if you know someone in party plan – whether it be Nutrimetics, Tupperware, Envy Jewellery, Lorraine Lea Linen or the many other opportunities out there – book in a relaxed time with the girls! We are always saying ‘We must catch up’ – shopping, pamperings and the girls – what more could you want!
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