Sometimes I hate social media and how addicted I am to it. However, there are so many upsides to social media that far outweigh any negative feelings I may have. For example, meeting my friend Cassie. I'm not sure if it was through Blessed Is She or because I found her beautiful woven wall art pieces online, but I began to follow her on Instagram. After a few exchanges on the grams we became fb friends (totally leveling up in the social media friendship world) and I saw that she was an Arbonne representative. Now, I had no idea what Arbonne was. Just figured it was another sales company and other run of the mill type stuff.... However, it wasn't until I saw Cassie posting pictures of a conference she attended that I saw how it was so much more. Cassie showed me that Arbonne is really committed to personal health and what you're actually putting into your body and onto your skin. She recently posted a video from Buzz Feed that mentions all the chemicals the US is allowed to put into cosmetics. Lots of this stuff is actually banned in Europe. You can watch the video here (and I highly recommend that you do!)
As it turns out, Arbonne is actually made to the European standards. So you won't find any of those chemicals in their products which is pretty cool. Now I'm not saying to ditch all the products you're using right now. Nope. That's just not practical. I just wanted to let you know that there are other options out there in case you want more control of what goes into your body. And not just you, but your kids too!
So about a month ago I decided to order a couple lipsticks from Cassie (because of course). After some really awesome mom-brain and giving Cassie an incorrect zip code, I finally got my package in the mail. The day it came, I was out for the count sick as a dog, kind of pathetic. However, that didn't stop me from immediately putting on one of my new shades. You guys. It was amazing. This lipstick was incredible. I instantly messaged Cassie to tell her how much I loved it!
Pretty soon our creative juices were flowing an we decided to bring you a post on our favorite Arbonne items for summer!
1) CC Cream
I do have a foundation that I like a lot but in the hellish days of summer, it feels a bit heavy. I hate that feeling of sweating off my makeup. And while I enjoy my generic BB cream, I was excited to try Arbonne's CC cream that Cassie suggested. I wasn't disappointed! The CC cream feels just like lotion and doesn't leave any awkward streaks around the outside of my face. While it's great going on, it's also simply good FOR your skin too. I've gotten several compliments on my complexion since I've been using it. Usually it's followed by someone asking me if it's a pregnancy glow. I mean fair enough. But I tell them no, it's just this amazing CC cream!
I'm sure you may have seen the article that came out slamming a lot of the most popular sunscreens on the market. I was super disappointed because a lot of them were the ones I use! Once again, Cassie to the rescue! She sent me some sunscreen to try and it's been great! It smells wonderful and it's not super thick or oily. I love how they call it "Liquid Sunshine" because that's basically what it is! Peter and James still did a lot of squirming when I was putting it on but they didn't put a fight at all when it came time to reapply. So if you're like me and bummed about your favorite sunscreens, think about giving some Liquid Sunshine a try.
3) Hibiscus Lipstick
So I already mentioned the lipstick a little but i wanted to say how much I love this color for summer! It's this delightful pinky-red and it just reminds me of fresh watermelon and fireworks. I'm not sure what the secret ingredient is in this lipstick (or maybe the secret is that there isn't one?!) but it's pretty spectacular. It feels like your favorite lip balm going on but with color. It also smells fantastic. Like "I may or may not sniff my lipstick before putting it on" fantastic.
4) Energy Fizz
So I'm pretty much coffee all day everyday BUT sometimes I like to mix it up. In the afternoon when my army of small children are wearing me thin, I need an energy boost. Cassie sent me some samples of this delicious energy drink in the pomegranate flavor. It's fizzy and refreshing. I like to add it to a tall glass of water, with big chunks of ice, and fresh cut lime. Perfection on a hot summer afternoon.
Ok so how do you get your hands on this awesome stuff? You can browse all of Arbonne's stuff here. Also, a week from today I'll be hosting an online party (fb event) with Cassie. You'll learn more about Arbonne, ask questions and place orders (if you want). And you don't even have to leave your house! To view the party stop by and say hi here! You can also enter for a chance to win a free lipstick (Poppy)! Here's what you need to do...
~Comment on this blog post.
Once you've done either of those things you're entered! If you do all three it's a triple entry!
Have a great day friends!