Feel Sexy Right NOW! The French Way.

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When I was 17, I bought a book called “French Chic”. This book contained all the “secrets” french women used to feel & look sexy.

Over the years, I adapted some of their secrets, & whenever I need a “lift”, I incorporate what these french women shared.

First, what is sexy? Sexy isn’t a look or a style, it’s a state of mind. A vibration you emanate as a result of a “feeling”.  A feeling of self-worth, confidence, happiness, security in who you are. It’s not really about your skin, your clothes, your hair, if your pretty or not, or even your weight. When you are secure in who you REALLY are & embrace that person, you emanate sexiness.

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So what are some of the tips these french women shared? Here are some of my favorite tips…

  1. NEVER go to bed with make up on! Take the proper steps to cleanse, tone & nourish your skin BEFORE you go to bed. They are fully aware that your body repairs itself when we sleep. Going to sleep with makeup on is sabotage to your skin

  2. ALWAYS use moisturizer. Keep your skin hydrated always! Additionally, they spritz water on their face throughout the day.

  3. DRINK plenty of water! We all know the importance of drinking enough water everyday. Water is treated as a luxury in France. Sexy French women drink a lot of water because they know it improves their skin. They use micellar water as part of their cleansing routine.

  4. PAMPER your skin, all of it! When you’re in the shower or taking a bath, exfoliate your skin with a natural scrub. They understand that our body is capable of repair itself & with proper care, you can have the best skin imaginable. They embrace the aging process, they don’t fight to look 20 forever! (This is a state of mind also). Taking care of their skin is something french women do to pamper themselves & they thoroughly enjoy it!

  5. EXFOLIATE at least once a week. French women treat their face to a mask & exfoliation at least once a week.

  6. ROUTINE skincare. While routines vary, they look something like this: cleanser, serummoisturizer, eye cream & products for specific issues such as unevenness or dullness. 

  7. LOVE your body. Take notice of how your body feels when you nurture it with lotions & creams, keeping it hydrated & soft. Show gratitude what your body has done for you over the past years. Appreciate yourself! Good skincare will always reveal better skin & French women realize this.

  8. PREVENTION. They practice prevention from their youth so they have to do less treatment later. They start on eye creams & serums in their teens or early twenties. This approach means their skin looks better longer. My aunt who lived in Paris for many years, taught me this when I was 10! She helped me come up with a skincare routine back then. Skincare routine years BEFORE makeup!

  9. WEAR Lingerie under your clothes just for you! Just doing this automatically makes you FEEL sexy! French women don’t need a special occasion for nice underwear. I discovered that underwear isn’t just underwear, it’s “lingerie” & it reflects an art of living — a philosophy dedicated to an enhanced well-being.

  10. NO FUSS Hair. They’re not fussy about hair. Have you ever noticed a french woman’s hair? They have a style, while chic, that is very much carefree. Always think “natural” & “low maintenance.” Think “sex” hair.

  11. EMBRACE your age. Rather than try to hide the fact that you’re aging, embrace it! That’s the French philosophy They do their best to protect their skin from aging but when it occurs, they don’t fight it.

  12. MASSAGE. French women painstakingly cake on product after product to keep their skin looking young & fabulous! As Americans, we tend to stop at the neck or even worse the chin. French women go beyond these two points by working the chest into their routine. By keeping your neck & chest supple you’ll increase your facial skins appearance as well.

  13. ATTITUDE towards life. French women enjoy EVERYTHING they do! It could be something as simple as walking to the Metro, buying food in a store, eating a piece of pastry, or the way she wears her clothes. It’s all about attitude. French women radiate confidence & a sexy allure, no matter what they do. She could be having the worst day possible, but no one would know it. Feel gorgeous, act gorgeous & you’ll be gorgeous.

  14. Lipstick is a french women’s girl’s best friend. They might not be into tons of makeup, but, they will ALWAYS wear lipstick!

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French women are known for having beautiful skin so their secrets are important! They believe in being the best they can at any age & that’s certainly a lesson we can all learn. Rather than stressing over what we don’t like about ourselves, let’s focus on the things we LOVE about ourselves, doing the best we can & be content in that!

What are your favorite secrets?

Till next time…

 

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Create An At Home Spa…Your Soul Needs It

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If you can name your emotions, you can tame them…we aren’t superhuman and we all need a breather sometimes, but between work and life commitments, it can be difficult to find the time for yourself & never mind a day at the spa! However, it’s important to take time for yourself in order to live a healthy, balanced life. You soul needs to reconnect to Source in order to keep some balance, so relax. You don’t need to give up an entire day or rack up that credit card bill to pamper yourself. Creating your own spa experience can be easy using things you may already have on hand at home. Try these ideas to relax more and stress less.

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Seek Comfort in Candles

Scented wellness candles are used in spas during massages and other body treatments to help relax the mind and body. The good news is that even if you’re in a rush simply lining your vanity with some scented candles will help quiet your mind and rejuvenate your spirit. Look for candles that contain essential oils, these are my top 10 essential oils.

  1. Bergamot is used to treat stress, depression, anxiety, anorexia, and a number of infections including skin infections like psoriasis and eczema.
  2. Patchouli serves as a powerful skin care agent; it even promotes skin cell growth when applied directly to the skin. Patchouli helps to relieve anxiety, depression, fatigue, curb addiction, reduce cellulite and bloating.
  3. Eucalyptus is a powerful treatment against respiratory issues. In addition it is used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, fight migraines &fevers, decongestant, diuretic and stimulant & helps with muscle aches and pains.
  4. , Lavender is known for its stress reliever benefits it also has the following therapeutic properties: antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory decongestant, deodorant, diuretic and sedative.
  5. Lemon oil is a multifaceted essential oil. It helps with everything from skin irritation to digestion to circulation problems. It is a natural immunity booster and can even help reduce cellulite! Lemon oil helps to alleviate headaches and fever, and is a quick mood enhancer.
  6. Tea Tree’s healing properties are abundant. Not only is it a natural immune booster, but it also fights all three kinds of infection. It works to heal skin conditions, burns and cuts, and also works as an insecticide. In addition, it helps to soothe and treat cold sores, respiratory conditions, muscle aches, the flu, Athlete’s foot and dandruff. Its uses are vast and its healing power is quick.
  7. Peppermint oil has a number of therapeutic properties. It is a cooling agent that enhances mood, sharpens focus, combats irritation and redness, alleviates symptoms of congestion, and aids in digestion.
  8. Rose oil is an ideal essential oil to have on hand. It helps with a number of illnesses and conditions, such as depression, anxiety and digestion issues. It is also helps with circulation, heart problems and respiratory conditions like asthma. It is a protector of the heart and is also good for your skin.
  9. Ylang-Ylang oil is also used to soothe headaches, nausea, skin conditions, stimulate hair growth, reduce high blood pressure and fight intestinal problems.
  10. Sandalwood oil can help mucous membranes of the urinary tract and chest wall. It helps to alleviate chest pain. It is also used as a relaxing agent for tension relief. It is a hydration aid for the skin, as well as an anti-inflammatory.

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Relax with Music

When you walk into a spa, you typically hear soft, tranquil music playing faintly in the background, and there’s good reason for that! Music is known for its ability to slow down the mind and relax the body, decreasing your heart rate as you listen. Relaxing sounds also help increase serotonin production, which helps to reduce blood pressure, increases happy thoughts and can even treat anxiety symptoms. I love listening to Enigma or any type of New Age music.  Let your mind go, don’t focus on any thoughts just be aware of any messages you may receive.

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Escape with Essential Oils

Essential oils can be found in practically any spa and are used in everything from relaxing massage oils, to body scrubs and moisturizers. There are many varieties of oils that offer amazing benefits to your skin and body, such as restoring skin vitality and generating new, healthy cells. Whatever oils you choose, try to invest in natural essential oils and not the synthetic varieties, which usually don’t have the same effects as their natural counterparts. To get the benefits of essential oils at home, you can use them in your bath or fill a bowl with warm water, add a few drops of your favorite oil, then soak a washcloth in the water. Use the washcloth as a compress on your face and neck for just five minutes. Repeat as necessary, then use a towel to dry your skin. You’ll be absolutely glowing after just one application. Never apply essential oils directly to your skin. Less is best, especially if your skin is sensitive.

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Ease Stress with a Massage

We all know that weekly trips to a massage therapist would be great to release unwanted tension and stress from our achy, tired muscles–but we don’t all have the time or money for that. Thankfully you can get similar relaxation benefits at home with a quick and simple scalp massage or a massage pillow. Just one scalp massage can provide deep relaxation, relieve pain in your head and neck and help ease eye strain from all that computer screen-staring. When done on an ongoing basis, scalp massages can even relieve you from chronic headaches and migraines. Don’t have a friend or spouse available to give you a scalp massage? No worries. You can find do-it-yourself scalp massagers at your favorite online retailer or health and wellness store. I love my shiatsu massager, I use it every day!

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Scrub Away Unhealthy Skin

Many spas offer invigorating sugar and salt scrubs for healthy skin exfoliation purposes. And because skin is the body’s largest organ, taking care of it is very important. Our skin absorbs unhealthy toxins every day in all environments, and takes a beating when it comes to too much sun exposure. Plus, clogged pores from sweating during daily workouts can hold unwanted toxins which result in unsightly blemishes. So, the next time you’re in the shower, reach for a salt or sugar scrub, add a small amount to your sponge or washcloth and gently slough away old, dead skin cells to reveal soft, glowing, healthy skin.

 

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Steam It Up

Steaming isn’t just a healthy way to cook your favorite veggies, is great for achieving healthy skin too! Steaming helps retain nutrients in your skin much like it does in your food. So, the next time you look in the mirror and see clogged pores or a dull complexion, steam things up to reveal brighter, healthier skin. Simply soak two small towels in hot water, drape each on either side of your face and hold for just five minutes. Pat your face dry with a clean towel and then proceed with your regular skin cleansing regimen.  I love putting a pot of water on the stove & adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil, after it boils I turn off burner & place my face over the steam…NOT too close you don’t wanna burn yourself! You’ll see results after just one steam.

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Soak Away Stress

One of the most relaxing things we can do for our bodies is to take some time to soak away the stress and tension in our tired muscles–and all you need is a regular, old bathtub for that! So, the next time you have a little bit of extra time to pamper yourself, light some candles, turn on your favorite tunes, run a hot bath, put a few drops of your favorite oils, flower petals, bath salts or bubbles & lay back, shut your eyes and soak your cares, aches and pains away.  Your mind and body will be much more relaxed when you step out of the bath as opposed to your usual shower.

You know that saying….

Sing Like No One Can Hear, Dance Like No One Is Watching & Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt Before!

Take time to love yourself each day & your days will be filled with love & happiness!

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Step One: Use our Back-to-Basics body scrub to re-surface and rejuvenate your entire body.

 

 

Till next time……….

 

What’s Your Passion? Ask Yourself This!

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I hear it all the time, people try to find their passion but usually come up short! For many, many years I have researched this very subject in search for my own passion. Every book, every course, everything I tried, I JUST didn’t know what it was.  So I figured that I didn’t have one! Same questions…What can you do to help people? What are your hobbies?  What are your skills? WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?? Well up until I found my company, I really had no idea!

Then one day I had, I guess an epiphany.  I stopped looking at those famous questions & started looking at the Universe’s signs it was sending me!  This is so true & I will try my best to describe it.  To be honest it’s a feeling, very simple…it either makes you feel good that feeling or bad.  You know what your choice would be, right?

I know you guys have no idea what my background or past is, but let me tell you, the past 4 years I went through hell & back….Let’s just leave it at that for now.  After I let go of the panic of “What am I suppose to do? What is MY passion?” Signs were everywhere!

As you may know, I’ve been in Direct Sales on & off since I’m 17, I’m now 48, so it’s been a few years!  I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be on top in whatever company I was with but never achieved it.  I have a marketing background so I didn’t understand what I was doing wrong & I couldn’t find the people that were on top in those companies to copy off of.

Now back to my search, how did I get to this point, well I didn’t even think of it, it just came to me.  I know that I like to write, I have skills in marketing, fund raising & yep I like to talk to people, so networking was a natural too.  So I really thought about the infamous question…WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO? OK, REALLY what is it…for me it was simple! I like to help people!  30 years it took me to realize this! Go figure…OK now that you know what you really like to do (don’t think of the how you’ll do it!) just follow your gut.

So now I know I like to help people, great now what? OK what is it that I like helping people with? Well I know my “HELL” would play a HUGE part in this decision because EVERYTHING happens for a reason, a purpose…..OMG was MY hell MY purpose??  I know from all that happened I can relate to so many different people & my background is so diverse I can fit in with almost anyone!  OK, now we’re getting somewhere…I like to teach, I could relate to many people, I have a background in direct sales & marketing….OMG I need to go BACK into direct sales..BUT which one?? My mission began, by this time I KNEW I wanted to be right under the TOP person, I wanted a ground floor opportunity, because that’s where you succeed the best & I needed products not only that I loved but had to be natural & affordable!  Too much to ask? Maybe….I made a list of EVERY direct sales company in the US, had my requirement list & then started crossing off every direct sales company that didn’t fit MY criteria.  End of story! I ended up with my company.  At this point now I was excited & said “OK Universe…is this the one?”  Would you believe the tiniest signs started surfacing!  This might sound silly but this is EXACTLY what happened!

Now I am born in April & my birthstone is a diamond….well in my company your status is…Diamond, 1 Carat, 2 Carat all the way to 5 Carat!  Sign #1.

Now when I was younger, my aunt who lived in France at the time, every time she came to visit she would teach my younger sister & I how to take care of our skin &  why she KNEW French skincare was the best hands down.  My aunt’s French skincare was royal blue with silver writing…I’ll never forget that.  Well my company has royal blue with silver writing & it’s manufactured in France!  Sign # 2.  Coincidence?  No Way!  I don’t believe in coincidences only purpose & reasons!

Now to find the top person in the company….well I found her.  I called her & we clicked. Something about the whole situation just fell into place.  For the FIRST time I aligned my past, my skills, my purpose & OMG MY PASSION!!  This is the most amazing feeling you’ll EVER get!

Now I want you to understand something, by NO means do you need the background I have to succeed in direct sales…HONESTLY you just need an awesome team & a great leader, have a passion for the products & what the company stands for!  This is 100% true!

So how my passion falls into place with direct sales….I LOVE helping people so I can help them with weight loss, body toning, great skin or feeling good about the way they look with makeup.  They want to find their passion?  Well I help them with that too…I help people achieve their goals & dreams.  I like to write…well here I am writing!  I like to network…social media & local business groups.

You see in the end that simple question brought me to this moment.  Writing to you telling you how I did it & who knows maybe even help you find your passion too!

Today my team is a 5 carat, I have an incredible team of inspiring, empowering supportive women & men that make me confirm I really did find my passion!

Once you live your passion you really have NO choice but to SUCCEED!  This is so true!

I hope you find yours…..Good Luck on your journey!

Till next time………….

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