Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What lies beneath

Never ask a women her age .. Isn't that what social etiquette dictates .? Well I'm quite happy to be the exception to the rule and I'll explain why.

2 years ago my skin reacted violently to an over the counter premium range of skincare products that I had been quite happy with for sometime. Steroids together with numerous trips to the doctor and a myriad of lotions and potions finally saw my skin become my friend again.

My experience left me mistrusting ALL skincare products  no matter the alleged benefits or perceived guarantees.

I was left with my one and only no fail skincare product of $3.99 store bought sorbolene cream.

Some months in I became aware the sorbolene cream wasn't hydrating or moisturising my skin it was simply providing a barrier to the outside world with no lasting benefit.

Enter, my good friend lets call her V, who mentioned to me she had been using on her sensitive skin an online only / direct selling skincare range , I was extremely tentative and indeed VERY skeptical. It was only that my friend V, is a person of high integrity and has a vast skillset in wellness and nutrition that I gave it a try.

To my absolute delight the Arbonne skincare range has surpassed my expectations to the point where I am now an Independent Consultant for the Company.

The products are for me, my only products and I have evicted from my vanity and make up bags all the half used,  half opened products, the pink eyeshadows the whimsical and spontaneous purchases that I thought I might use one day!

So, yes it's a happy ending !

Monday, July 7, 2014

Good enough ?

I walked into a room of strangers last week , all business women and learned a lot about these very honest and courageous women. I learned about their careers, their families and what got them to this point in their lives as entrepreneurs and business owners.

Women are great conversationalists, open, warm, witty and smart. I mean not just academically clever but life skill and common-sense smart .. the stuff you can't learn from books.

Whilst statistics are pointing to us having more leisure time, I know I'm guilty of filling it up with stuff ! and feeling guilty for even one minute I'm found in front of the TV or on the couch during daylight hours .So once again I fill my day up, well beyond the kids sport and school activities. Such a Super mum or Super fraud ??

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cross my heart ...

If you were ever in the Girl Guides.. you'd be familiar with this "I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God , to serve the Queen and help other people  ". etc etc.
If only it was that easy...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Since I last saw you.....

I have celebrated another birthday.

I have learned technology is essential to a well ordered life.

I have learned ABBA will never be out of fashion.

I have learned my friendships are vastly important to me.

I have learned I'm more sentimental than is appropriate sometimes.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

What every "Go to Girl" should know..

Well, you’ve been given the job of organising the girls night out! Where to start? What to do? Who to invite?... your mind is reeling with the possibilities, the stress and drama.

Here’s an easy step by step guide to make you look brilliant and guarantees you and your friends have a truly remarkable time, stress free!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Return to Sender

Perhaps you've organised a day or night out with the girls and despite the initial email and text excitement, silence now prevails.

What should you?, what can you do? and what not to do!

The music, the food, the decorations, the invitations have been sent, the RSVP date has been and gone, and many guests haven't responded sound familiar ?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Don't Worry...Be Happy!

A friend said to me the other day it's my right to be happy !

She didn't mean in a self-indulgent way, where I've just bagged a bargain of a lifetime but just to be happy in my day to day life due to the simple things.

It made me think is it my right? Am I happy? And what does it take for me to be happy?