Welcome to LA Part 2

I have to share with you guys the ridiculous dinners I have had these past few days! I stayed at The Line LA on Thursday, and ate dinner at their restaurant called Commissary and it was incredible! Beautiful atmosphere, too!

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Eggplant Green Curry soup with brown rice, and then a roasted carrot dish topped with a pesto-like sauce with garlic, kale, and other herbs I forget! Easily the best carrots I’ve ever had!

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This was the Market Party I went to in North Hollywood at Federal Bar. It was so much fun! 

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I got to meet Danny Gesemy!

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I totally forgot I had this dress! I got it for $15 at Grand Central Clothing a few months ago, and it’s so cute!

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There was a blogger’s summit at the hotel that weekend, as well, but it sold out three weeks before. That would’ve been so fun to join! I did get to meet one of my favorite You Tubers the morning I checked out! Her name is DulceCandy, and she is just as beautiful and sweet in person as she is on her channel. So nice to meet Dulce!!

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Makeup of the night: Smoky eyes and a nude lip. Standard for dresses like this at night.

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I brought the Lorac Pro Palette and the Lorac Pro Palette 2, plus my Tartlette palette by Tarte, so that’s all I had to use. The palettes work very well together, and you definitely have enough colors to get lots of different looks. I’m getting better at the winged liner, but this eyeliner application ended up being pretty long and dramatic. You get one side perfect, and then it’s impossible to get the other side looking the same! #firstworldproblems

Kristen Welcome

This happened this week, and I am over the moon excited!! She has experience in skincare, and really loves our product! She’s going to be a total rockstar! This also happened:

Angels Welcome

Angela is a friend of mine that I met a little under 5 years ago, and we’ve kept in touch, but live on opposite sides of town and never get to see each other! Her drive to be successful is strong, and I can’t wait to be on this journey with her!!

Me New Director

I worked really hard the last few days in February, and it was even a short month! Next stop is the Lexus, and I can’t believe it!!! I’m already in a great position to start working toward this goal! Persistence and perseverance are key in this business. A majority of the time. you will get more no’s than you will yes’s, and you have to understand that and just keep plugging in (stay engaged un the business and into your goals) and working despite feeling defeated. This separates the successful ones from the stagnant and complacent ones. Read “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson, you guys!! Great book that can be applied to life in general!

 

FYI Nerium Firm users: Firm is buy 2 get a 3rd free right now!! I have to place the order for you, so message or text me if you’re interested! Results are phenomenal!!

Cellulite B and A Nerium

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Get it while there’s still product left! Firm sold out in 48 hours last spring when it was first released! 

Last night, I had dinner at Commonwealth with Claudine. She took me to dinner for my “Last Supper” before my surgery. She’s the BEST!!! It was so good!! I’ll blog about that next time. Hopefully tomorrow, because I am falling asleep on my computer while typing this! Talk to y’all again soon!

Happy trails!

Stacey

UPDATED NERIUM DETAILS: My Decision to Join the Nerium Family

A few months ago I decided to start practicing my winged liner technique with gel liner and an angled brush. I knew how to do it, because I’ve watched umpteen-million You Tube tutorials from some of the best gurus out there. They all make it look so easy!! I started to realize that the skin around my eyes wasn’t the same as many of the girls I watched on YT. I had some fine lines around the outer corners of, and underneath my eyes. My crease also doesn’t stop above the corner, it goes past it, getting in the way of drawing my wing. 

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Now I know a lot of you will probably tell me I’m silly, but we all notice the small details on ourselves. These small details definitely affect our confidence, and are a bigger deal to us as a result. 

For the last couple of years, I have been using anti-aging products mainly around my eye area to help prevent aging, since I’m only 32. I can’t tell if they work or not. I have never really seen a difference, but I always feel better knowing I am trying :-). Anti-aging products are expensive, and they add up. I was tired of spending the money and not knowing if I was really throwing my money down the toilet.

My friend and fellow pharmacy school classmate Kelly posted about Nerium on her Facebook page, and I was instantly intrigued. I know Kelly, and know that she is a no-bullshit kinda girl. She wouldn’t buy into anything that was not legit, so I had to ask her about it! She showed me some before and after pictures, told me about her experience so far, and I ordered my first package on the spot. I have been using Nerium for a little over two months now, and have noticed a difference in not only the fine lines, but also in my skin’s appearance in general. 

When I took my before pictures, I wasn’t trying very hard to make sure they were good quality. I wasn’t anticipating actually using them to show people results! I had no idea I would like it so much! I have 0, 45, and 60 day pictures to show you guys. 

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***UPDATE*** I now have 90 day pictures to show you guys!!

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My 90 day comparison picture shows definite improvement in the skin around my eyes, and my eyelids!! Seeing my results after just 90 days got me really excited about this product-even more excited than I was before! I know Nerium is going places, and I am proud and pumped to be a part of the team already!! (You guys should join me on my team! Not only can you take advantage of a great business opportunity, but you can also share an amazing product that works with your friends! They’ll thank you in a few months when they look at their before pic ;-).)

I have definitely done my homework on the brand and what is in the product so I can pass along accurate and legitimate information to you guys. I won’t stand behind a brand that I don’t know very well, and don’t believe in. After researching Nerium, I learned several key points that I like about the company and the product. Here are a few of them:

-The discovery of using the pink Nerium oleander plant in a skincare capacity was truly accidental. NAE-8 (the extract from the plant) was being utilized in medical research for cancer, HIV, and other viral illness treatments. Researchers noticed that patients were having improvement in their skin (fine lines, discoloration, pore size, texture, etc) and decided to create a skincare product utilizing the extract.

-Nerium products have been in research and development for over ten years, and have been proven to be safe during all phases of development. Clinical trials studying safety and efficacy were done over 5 years (2008-2012,) and the results presented to an independent panel of MD/PhD pharmacologists and toxicologists. The panel concluded that NeriumAD is indeed safe.

***UPDATE*** Nerium now has an independent panel of 5 dermatologists and a microbiologist working with them to prove the science behind their product. These medical professionals are not employed by Nerium, and are excited to work with a company that believes in their products so much that they choose to have them backed by a Scientific Advisory Board! 

-NeriumAD day and night cream are safe for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding (Nerium Firm is not.)

-These products fall under the category of cosmetics. Nerium follows all FDA regulations in regards to cosmetics. (Not intended to cure, prevent or treat any disease.)

-The main active ingredient in the Age-Defying treatment (the night cream) is their NAE-8 extract with Aloe barbadensis which makes up their proprietary protein blend. NAE-8 is a powerful antioxidant. Along with vitamin E, it helps tighten the appearance of your skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and enlarged pores, and addresses skin’s tone and texture. 

-The day cream includes a concentrated tripeptide blend, vitamin C, green tea antioxidant, and four high-functioning moisturizers including hyaluronic acid. It is a great moisturizer, and allows the skin to benefit from NAE-8 24 hours a day.

-Nerium does not test on animals

-Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are used at every stage of product development.

-The company has control of the entire process, from seedlings, to production to ensure quality and consistency.

-Clinical trial results regarding efficacy are reported using objective, not subjective data. Nerium partnered with ST&T Research firm to perform the clinical trials, and used their face scanning equipment to determine the extent of improvement in the subjects’ skin.

All Nerium products are FREE of:

-gluten 

-GMO ingredients

-parabens

-phthalates

-propylene glycol

-synthetic fragrance 

-mineral oil

-sulfates

-PABA

-synthetic color

-DEA

 

-The pink Nerium oleander is NOT the same as the Thevetia peruvians (aka yellow oleander) that has reported toxicities. Please understand this, and don’t get them confused :-).

How quickly will you see results?

The outer layer of skin (the epidermis) sloughs off approximately every 30-35 days. This allows new skin cells to rise to the surface with each cycle. Your skin will go through stages after starting NeriumAD. The first improvements generally seen are smoothing of the skin, and changes in tone and texture. During the first month, any brown pigmentation that is superficial (close to the surface) will fade, and deeper pigmentation will eventually rise to the surface and disappear. General acne tends to resolve quickly, while cyclic acne surfaces before it clears. I am going through that stage right now, i think. I broke out like crazy this past week due to hormones like I always do (around my mouth and chin.) It seemed to appear very quickly, though, which isn’t how it normally presents itself. In the literature, I read that the skin will expel acne lesions quickly before they clear up, and hyper-pigmentation will darken before it fades. My breakout is already clearing up, and I am continuing to use my products like normal with the understanding that this is just one phase on the path to a better complexion. I took pictures of my breakout, and will take more when I hit 90 days to show you guys how I am progressing. Generally when I counsel my patients on acne products, I tell them to be patient and give the products a few months until they expect to see good results. The same applies here. Ninety days is a great trial period, because it allows the skin to cycle through three times.  

How about some real before and after pictures?

 (Well, mine are real obviously, but these are even better examples!!)

 

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 Kelly before

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Kelly after 6 weeks

 

Nerium comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like it, return it! 

There are also  opportunities to join the Nerium family if you find you really like the product. The first benefit of becoming a Brand Partner is when you refer 3 preferred customers, you get your night cream for free! Plus, you get to spread the word about this amazing product, and partner up with an amazing company. If you have questions about becoming a BP, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I am working with one of the top 10 most successful Nerium partners in the country, so she is a great resource!

If you want to try Nerium, you can order it by clicking here and heading over to the Pugmamastace Nerium page :-). I can’t wait to see how you guys like it! Don’t forget to take a before picture before you start using it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support! I hope you guys have an awesome week!

Happy Trails!

Stacey

 

September Birchbox Opening Video

I got home from work and my September Birchbox was in my mailbox! Woo hoo!!! So I decided to film the unboxing of it so you can see what it is like, and the products from this month. I really like what I got! The Macadamia Healing Oil Spray is enough in itself to more than pay for it this month. This one is only 6 minutes, y'all, don't worry! Hahaha!! Here it is:

I am definitely going to be doing regular You Tube videos now, so please subscribe if you haven’t already!

Have a great week!

Happy Trails!

Stacey