My Endeavor

So, a few weeks ago my sister Juliet invited me to this Arbonne detox party.  I had no idea what it all was about other than a chance to get out of the house and away from the kiddos.

This lady gave us salt scrubs on our hands and set us up with foot soaks and got to talking about herself and why she’s an Arbonne consultant.  Blah blah blah.

I know a lot about products, I was one of the few people in my hairdressing class that actually listened to the chemistry section.  I was fascinated with it and it really made sense to me.

I have a criteria for health and beauty products.  The PH is the #1 thing for me.  When a product says “PH balanced” on it, it actually doesn’t mean anything and it’s not even a scientific term.  It must say that the PH is between 4.5 and 5.5.  Johnsons baby stuff says it’s gentle or PH balanced but it’s not…the PH is around 9…you can perm hair with it.  I can give the long version but in short, most skin and hair problems are caused by products with the wrong PH.

Anyway, I’ve stuck mostly to professional products despite the fact that they have chemicals in them because I know they work and I know they’re PH correct.  I’d prefer natural stuff.

Anyway, this lady starts talking about the company, made in the US, PH correct, botanically based, not tested on animals, 100% vegan and hypoallergenic!  I was pretty astonished at all of that.  Hypoallergenic is a dream, I try and keep my house as hypoallergenic as possible for my kiddos and for our asthma issues.

I could go on and on and on.

Anyway, the products sold themselves to me.  Me, the product snob was 100% impressed and I’ve switched from my expensive spa skin care to this, and it works MUCH better.  MUCH MUCH MUCH.  Plus if you don’t like it you have 45 days to use it and decide.

Ooooo also their weightloss products are sweetened with stevia instead of crappy artificial stuff.  That made me pee a little actually.

This lady had brought her income into 6 figured within 7 months of selling this stuff.  I knew she also had WAY more time on her hands than I did.  But she reminded me of…well, me.  I know products really well.  I’m passionate about good products, I’ve mostly got my family onto professional products.  Most people have heard my PH rants.  It’s important to me.  We’re being lied to SO much by the beauty industry.  Commercials these days just make me shake my head, the things they claim are just…well…dumb.

Anyway, I couldn’t sleep that night.  I need a job anyway and I HATE working for other people.  I hate having a boss, I hate being told what to do.  I’ve never had a good working experience.  It’s either try out this Arbonne thing or go work in a kitchen 3 nights a week for min wage.  So I chose Arbonne and I’m really excited about it.  I’m scared also but still excited about the idea of this turning into something more than just a little bit of income is really exciting.  It can be done, I know someone who has done it and she reminds me of me…so, why not me??

I’m already seeing results from the products I’ve purchased.  Better ones that my expensive spa products.  The bumps on the backs of my arms are healing, my face feels tighter.  Even their lip plumper plumps my lips for hours.  I’m more than impressed.  Beyond impressed.

Anyway, I’m excited to start my business.  It has to go slow because I can’t purchase everything yet cuz I’m poor.  This month I’m getting the detox spa line and I’ll be doing spa parties which are so much fun.  I have a feeling I’ll be good at this.  It scares me but I always run from things that scare me.  I keep telling myself i can still do it.

Anyway, that’s that.  Something exciting to talk about.  My goal is to pay off all of our debt so we can free up almost an extra grand each month to do what we want with.  Then once that’s freed up I have plans to start working harder on the mortgage.  I also want to sponsor a child and build a well in a community in Africa (it costs 8 grand).  I’m not doing this to have more.  I’m just doing it so I can like how I want more.  Which includes a lot of giving and a lot more opportunities for my Silas.

Anyway, if you live in British Columbia, near Vancouver area or around Cariboo area then hit me up in a comment if you want to help kick this off for me (I’d even travel into Washington as well) .  It doesn’t have to be a big party, you’ll get lots of gifts and opportunities to save a lot of money.  With Arbonne you end up getting a lot for a little bit of money with all their promotions.  It’s pretty cool.  Or if you are interested in the business you can leave a comment too and I’ll email you.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I think you’d enjoy something uppity for a change.

We also had a makeup party at my house last night and everyone was really impressed with it.  very impressive product.


  1. Can’t wait to place my make-up order. That stuff was GOOD! I could go for a foot bath right now…with my salt scrub…mmm.

  2. I’ve heard of this stuff before. It’s SPENDY from what I saw anyway. But if it works…. I guess it could be worth it. I haven’t tried any myself yet. Boo 🙁

  3. there’s lots of ways to get free stuff. It always seems like I’m getting a lot for a little when I order. Plus it’s super concentrated so you only use a dab, a bottle usually lasts around six months or so. I just figure we spend so much money on clothes that wont always be in style but we have to keep our skin forever so it’s a worthy investment.

  4. I ran across your blog entry and you mentioned children sponsorship as one of your standing interests. I would thus like to invite you to take a virtual ( )tour of some communities in which Plan USA operates. This Virtual Visit was produced by youth in the communities who conducted interviews and combined them with videography and photography to show people around the world what life is like in their villages.

    It was an exciting project that gave these groups of young people the opportunity to learn new skills and empowered them to tell their stories.

    I hope you will enjoy meeting the children and people of the communities, as it may help you in your search for a child to sponsor. If you think it is of interest, please feel free to share this with your readers.

    Lisa of Plan USA

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