Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Being a Lady of Substance and Purpose

I decided to stray just a bit from our normal topics of discussion about skin care and beauty. I think it's beneficial to point out that it is equally as important to exhibit inner beauty as it is to display outer beauty.

While not everyone is blessed with a natural outer beauty, certainly everyone can exercise inner beauty by doing a few simple things. Consider the following:
  • Do you esteem others higher than yourself or are you a me-me-me person?
  • When attending a public event do you focus on working your plan or do you think about others and care about what they have to say and what's going on in their lives?
  • When you commit to doing something, do you keep your word?
  • When encountered with a decision to benefit yourself or someone else, do you always chose self?
  • Do you plan your days with purpose and a sense of contribution to society?
Now, if you answered all of these questions with "all about me" responses, don't feel bad. Many people act out of selfishness on pure natural instinct. However, it's not too late to take inventory of yourself and to decide to be a more productive, giving, less selfish woman of substance and purpose.

I hope you got something out of this short yet purposeful posting.

Be Blessed

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Body Lotion vs. Body Cream

When considering how to care for your body skin, you need to be aware of the types of moisturizers you use on your body. To start, for optimal skin moisture the first ingredient of any moisturizer should be water. Essential Oils are also a huge benefit.

Both body cream and body lotions have the ability to be greasy or non-greasy depending on the type of ingredients. The type of skin you have (i.e. dry or oily) should determine the type of body moisturizer you use. Body cream and body lotion are both emollients. However, body creams tend to be a little thicker in consistency. Since during the winter months, skin has a tendency to be more dry, I recommend the use of body cream. During the summer months, lotion is probably more suitable for the skin. However, it's really a personal preference. As long as either or both have water as the first ingredient and an oil as the second ingredient, you should likely experiment to see which your skin prefers.

I tend to prefer body cream over body lotion because while lotions absorb more quickly, body creams tend to keep my skin moisturized much longer. In the winter months I prefer a body balm loaded with essential oils for optimal moisture.

My daughter has eczema on one of her arms which flares up mostly in the winter months. I use Blended Naturals Balm/Salve with Sweet Orange essential oil and within days her skin is smoothed out and healed right up. I noticed however when I used the plain balm without any essential oils, there was no effect on the eczema other than moisturizing the skin. The Essential Oils added healing properties to the balm.

I think it's a good thing to note that when considering fragrance in a body lotion or body cream, it's better for your skin to use products that are scented with essential oils vs. fragrance oils or other artificial ingredients.

Here's to Fresh Radiant skin!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Hello Ladies! (There's a real treat in this one. Read til the end)

Spring is in the air and it's a great time to fill the home with delightful scents of spring.

I decided to do a special on our Aromatherapy Soy Candles. Over the last three days I've been selling them offline at work and they have been selling like hot cakes! I literally brought one of every scent we have to offer in order to allow people to smell them all and make their choices.

Initially I only wanted to sell what was left in my stockroom but as I let people smell all the different scents, it went from selling 20 candles I was just trying to clear out of storage to taking a bunch of orders! These candles really sell themselves. I don't have to say anything more than, "The candles are 100% soy scented with essential oils and not fragrance oil. You can then rub the cooled wax all over your hands for a pleasant scent." That's it. The candles do the rest and sell themselves.

I even had two candles I thought surely wouldn't sell because it wasn't the season for them. They were Cranberry Fig and Mulling Spices. Well, low and behold - not only did they sell, I have orders for more!

So to get to my point, since I've received such a huge response, I decided to offer my online audience the opportunity to receive what my offliners haven't received. A Discount! Shhhh though. This is only for readers of my blog. I am not publicizing it on the website.

From now until April 15th, I'm doing a BOGO. Buy One 8oz Aromatherapy Soy Candle, Receive the 2nd for $5 off. That's a Steal really. Once you smell these candles, you WILL be back for more. Just ask Caroline. (smile) Caroline took home a Sweet Almond scented candle yesterday and I told her she could pay me today. Well, she paid me already. She came back for a Yuzu Grapefruit!

Did I mention what makes these calendars da bomb is their uniqueness of design? They are hand poured and decorated with toppings identifying the scent. Check these out:

Why are you still reading this email????? Don't waste another moment! Pick up your aromatherapy soy candles before they are out of stock. . . And trust me they will go fast! In 2 days I sold over $400 worth. Shop Here

Have the Best Day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Anti-Wrinkle Protection

As you age, obviously your skin ages with you. At Reviyve, it's our mission to provide our clients with natural products that provide protection as well as pampering for the skin.

Well there's good news for aging skin. You can protect your skin from the environment AND fight off wrinkles. I'm 40 years old and I use this every day. No pre-mature wrinkles over here! Check out my profile pic.

Blended Naturals Day/Night Anti-wrinkle Plumping Cream provides ULTIMATE protection against free radicals and has been clinically shown to boost skin cell vitality by up to 60%! It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling silky soft. You will notice the fine lines fill in with is plumping cream as it plumps and hydrates your skin. This small bottle packs a BIG punch. A little goes a looooooooooooooooooooooooooong way!

Other Benefits:

  • Improved Collagen
  • Improved Elastin
  • Increased Keratin production.
Contains: Wheat Germ, Grapeseed, and Rice Bran Oils offer natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E) content as well as Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) and more!

Take Advantage of our Online Special:
Buy 2 or more for $25.50 each (Save $3 a piece!)

Go Shopping!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Exfoliation with Sugar

Skin Cell turnaround is approximately every 3-5 days depending on the individual. Ever wonder why your skin sometimes has a washed out look and lacks luster? That could be because you have a dying or dead layer of skin sitting right on top of a healthy layer. Exfoliation removes or peels off dead layers of skin, thereby promoting an even skin tone and healthier skin. Exfoliation also helps to release stored up toxins in the skin cells.

Not only should you exfoliate your face once per week but you should also exfoliate your body skin. To effectively exfoliate your skin, you have to wash the skin in a circular fashion with a granulated product. Here's a simple 2 step process for exfoliating:
  1. Buy a pair of exfoliation gloves or an exfoliating sponge pad and some body sugar scrub (Dead Sea Salts are also good)
  2. When showering, rub the sugar scrub all over the body in gentle circular motions to remove dead skin cells
While there are many products on the market, the most beneficial are those that are as natural as possible. What's the purpose of releasing toxins in the skin to replace them with chemicals from your skin care products?

Here is a complete exfoliation kit that you can find at http://www.freshradiantskin.com/ for only $25. it contains lavender exfoliating gloves, Dead Sea Salts formulated with lavender essential oil and a complimentary soy candle scented with lavender essential oil:

For only $16.95, This long-lasting Sugar Scrub is customizable with your choice of Lemon, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Honey Almond, Mint Thyme, Lemon Sage/Ginger, or Bergamot/Grapefruit Organic Essential Oils or Essential Oil Blends. Not only can you exfoliate away dead skin cells, you can enjoy & experience the aromatherapeutic effects of essential oils. What a steal! What are you waiting for? Pick up your Organic Sugar Scrub today.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fight Acne

Acne sufferers have searched for decades on ways to improve acne prone skin. I'm an advocate for the fresh and natural so I've researched a bit about what natural ingredients can help fight off acne:

Brown Sugar: Brown sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid which is used to treat acne

Dead Sea Minerals: The Dead Sea has a salt concentration that is 10 times higher regular sea salt which can help reduce inflammation and heal skin tissues.
Dead Sea Salt contains twenty-one minerals including magnesium, sulfur and bromide. Magnesium has anti-allergic properties and helps the skin tissues to heal quickly. Sulfur is a naturally powerful disinfectant. Behind every case of acne is a bacteria. Bromide is beneficial for soothing the skin.
Dead Sea Salt is also beneficial for Seborrheic Dermatitis

So there you have some very powerful natural ingredients to help fight acne.

Where can you get a product that contains
ALL of these natural wonders?

Reviyve Dead Sea Cosmetics online store offers a combination Brown Sugar Scrub and Mask that contains Brown Sugar AND Dead Sea Salt. All reviews on this natural acne fighter are a rave!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Permanent Makeup Dangers

Wearing makeup may be a great way to enhance your beauty. It certainly should not be used to create a "new" you. Rather, makeup should be used to enhance the qualities you already have.

Many women are going the route of permanent facial make up. People who are allergic to cosmetics sometimes get permanent facial makeup. Additionally, people who have experienced hair loss due to disease, get permanent makeup. They get permanent eyeliner, permanent eyebrows, permanent blush and permanent lip liner.

While getting permanent facial makeup may be a time saver and appears to be a benefit for some, it's certainly got its risks. Permanent facial makeup is really not much more than tattooing your skin. The US FDA has discovered that there have been many adverse side effects at the application of permanent makeup. Side effects include swelling, cracking, peeling, blistering, scarring, infection and inflammation of the skin. There have even been cases of disfigurement.

So before you consider getting permanent makeup, reconsider. Obtaining a fresh look does not have to be something you wake up and go to sleep with. Consider doing some practical things to make your skin look more appealing such as drinking more water, avoiding fried foods & sugar and maintaining a consistent daily skin care regimen. As far as makeup goes, consider natural mineral makeup. It's better for your skin because it does not allow bacteria and microbes to live in the makeup and infect your skin. Natural mineral makeup is also non-comedogenic, allowing your skin to breathe.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Complimentary Lip Balm!


Reviyve LLC is offering a complimentary lip balm to any one who makes a purchase of natural skin care or bath products on the website over $25. These lip balms are amazing and are available in 3 great flavors as well as Natural. Lip Balm flavors are Cool Mint, Tropical Blast and Cinnamon.

Blended Naturals Lip Balm is formulated with Shea Butter and Soy. These ingredients are known for their healing and hydrating properties which is definitely what is needed during the cold months out here in the East. Pick yours up today. Get it for free with a small purchase. You will find all sorts of goodies on this website: Anti-wrinkle Products, Gift Sets and more!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Preparing for Mommy's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching. For consumers seeking out the perfect gift for mom, craft shows, flea markets and street fairs offer up some very unique and affordable gifts. For business owners who supply items such as gift baskets and gift sets, Mother's Day season can be a great opportunity to show off what your company has to offer, making a profitable time of year.

I'm preparing for a big event the day before Mother's Day in Buffalo, NY where I'll be showcasing Blended Naturals bath and body products along side our handcrafted line of soy wax candles.

Since the event is the day before Mother's Day, rather than offer a variety of individual products I will be showcasing an assortment of bath and body Gift Sets.

Now, Buffalo is a loooong ways away from home (8 hour drive) but it will be a profitable one so I'm going to suck it up, pile my family into the car along with all my bath and body goodies and make a go of it!

Hope to see you if you are in the Buffalo area.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brighten It and Bring It

Your skin can be one of your best features or one of your worst. The good news is whatever condition your skin is in, while you are working to improve your skin’s health, you can brighten it up and make it appear more radiant by the colors you wear on your top half.

It doesn’t matter if you have pale or dark skin; certain colors have the ability to bring out the beauty in your skin tone. Isn’t that wonderful? I know that I have yet to arrive at the “Your Skin is All That Baby” destination. However, while working towards the goal, there are changes than can be made to your wardrobe that will help you to look your best…for the moment!

Below are recommended colors that you can wear on your top half to reduce the appearance of blemishes and make your skin look more radiant:

Pale/Light Skin Tone: Wear bright clear colors like Orange/Red, Lavender, Deep Purple, Blues and Emerald Green.

Golden/Rosey Skin Tone: Wear earth toned colors such as browns, yellows (including yellowish greens), greens, pink, blue in all shades. Black is also acceptable for a slimming effect

Olive Brown Skin Tone: Pink and orange are your best colors. Aqua blue looks good on you as well

Dark Skin Tone: Wear colors like plum, ruby red, and forest green

Here’s to Fresh, Radiant Skin!

Work Towards it and Bring It


Monday, March 2, 2009

Natural Skin Care Sampling

It seems as though natural skin care products are a "dime a dozen" online. However, a skin care product does not have to be 100% chemical free to be classified as natural. While some natural skin care lines do have minimal traces of chemicals, the two chemicals you really want to avoid are Sodium Lauryl, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Methylparaben (or anything ending in "paraben"). These chemicals are potentially dangerous for your skin and your health.

Blended Naturals does not contain any of these chemicals and is known for being kind to sensitive skin.
The Blended Naturals "Super Beauty Sampler" contains an assortment of natural skin care samples for $9.99 and is available online at www.freshradiantskin.com.
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