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June 2016

Join Me in the FIGHT!

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As we kick off another week of amazing stories of how our skincare products have changed the faces and lives of so many,  I want to share how I am using my role in this business for the greater good.

When you think of Charlotte, NC, what comes to mind?  Panthers Football?  Financial District?  Some Mayor scandal?  Well, what you may not realize is Charlotte is one of the top 8 cities in the country for human trafficking.  Right here!  In my own backyard!  It’s really easy to close a blind eye to things that don’t involve us, but what we don’t realize is how quickly this crime is growing.  Take a look at these numbers:

  • Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking.
  • Human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States. (United Nations)
  • The average age of entry into prostitution for a child victim in the United States is 13-14 years old. (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • The average victim may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day. (Polaris Project)
  • Department Of Justice has identified the top twenty human trafficking jurisdictions in the country:” Houston
• El Paso
• Los Angeles
• Atlanta
• Chicago
• Charlotte
• Miami
• Las Vegas
• New York
• Long Island
• New Orleans
• Washington, D.C.
• Philadelphia
• Phoenix
• Richmond
• San Diego• San Francisco
• St Louis
• Seattle
• Tampa  (Department of Justice)
  • A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • One in three teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home. (National Runaway Hotline)
  • An estimated 27 million people are enslaved today worldwide.

But we CAN do something about it!  I have joined with Justice Ministries here in Charlotte, NC to partner together to bring awareness to this crime and refuge for its victims.  For every sale that I make, I will be donating portion of my proceeds directly to this amazing organization!  I will make my donations known on a quarterly basis as a way to show you how YOU are helping put an end this crime.

Remember – Stop!  Look!  Listen!  And call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center if you see ANYTHING!  1-888-373-7888, or SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)

#1 Skincare Tip

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One of my BIGGEST skin care tips is one that, I feel, is simple, common knowledge.  But you know what they say about “common knowledge”?  It ain’t that common.

Ready…???

Ok…here it is….

REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP!!

Argh!  So many women that I know think that their face wash IS their makeup remover.  NO!!  Would you get into the shower with your clothes on and expect your body wash to get your skin clean??  Umm, no.  So in the same way, we cannot expect the desired results from our face wash if we are first not giving it a face…to…wash.

My all time favorite makeup removers is Mac’s Cleanse Off Oil.  So easy and so effective!  I have been using it for YEARS!  If you have oily/prone to breakouts skin, I know what you’re thinking: “No way would my face take kindly to that.”  (Ok…maybe your thoughts aren’t as Southern sounding as mine, but still…)  Well, I am the queen of breakouts (or was), and I have the oiliest skin on the planet – you could open a funnel cake stand with the oil that my face can produce. But this cleanser is super gentle, non-comedegenic, and mineral oil-free.  Perfect for ALL skin types.  So many of my friends with all different types of skin use this, per my recommendation.  And they all love it!

Here’s how it works:
1.  Pump the product into your clean, DRY hands. (One pump is all you need for your whole face)
2.  Gently rub the product into your hands and then apply to your DRY face.  Continue to rub until you feel that all of your makeup is broken down (including eye makeup, lip stains, etc.)
3.  With warm water, rinse your hands and then apply your damp hands (note:  do not splash your face) to your face.  When the water and the oil/makeup mix, it will turn a milky-white.
4.  With a gentle cloth (or even just a few splashes of water), rub the makeup off your face.

Easy peasy!  Now your face is makeup FREE and ready for your face wash product.  Personally, I am loving the Reverse Deep Exfoliating Wash.  It makes my skin feel super soft, primed, and ready for some anti-aging goodness!

Invest in YOU

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18 months ago, my husband and I decided to make an investment in something a little different…something commonly misunderstood…something a little outside of the box…something others might call “risky.”

No, I’m not talking about my skincare business or even Direct Sales…I’m talking about me. We decided to invest in ME.

Last week, I got paid for this decision. And, to date, we have made a 4,148% return on our investment.

I don’t say any of this to brag. I say it to INSPIRE you. YOU are worth investing in. You…your ambition, your drive, your creativity, your independence, your desire to be unlike anyone else out there!! It ALL has value and can be greatly rewarded in the right setting. Corporate America isn’t set up to honor and reward those of us who want to run at our own pace and climb as high as we want. But my business is, and I am ready to partner with you and run straight to the top of your potential!

To my sweet husband, thank you for always believing in me!! Thank you for seeing MY potential and breaking me free from trying to fit in everywhere else so that we could live OUR lives on OUR terms.