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It’s that time of year again. The HOLIDAY time. How many of us are yet to shop for gifts? I personally stayed away on Black Friday, as a former retail worker. Instead, I chose to stay home with my hubby and pups and enjoy the quiet. Sure I did window shop online a bit, but that’s about it. I certainly enjoyed the quiet time at home, getting my house decorated for Christmas. Having so many friends in the small business world, I wanted to share my favorites with you. I hope you’ll check them out, for gifts or for yourself! Keep in mind, you can shop these anytime, not just for the holidays, too!

LuLaroe:

If you haven’t seen or heard of LLR yet, you might be living under a rock? I stumbled onto a pair at a pop up. I’ve been hooked ever since. What’s awesome is that they produce limited amounts of each print, so there is always something for everyone. The leggings are amazing, but they have so many other great things too! I have 3 fashion consultants I buy from, and they are all amazing ladies!

LuLaroe with Kim and EmilyShop Lularoe with Kim & Emily!

These ladies are an amazing mother/daughter duo who do lots of live shows on their Facebook page. They are so much fun to watch, and they answer questions as they go, as well as go back to reshow items. Did I mention they live in a TAX-FREE STATE? They invoice and ship promptly. These ladies are simply amazing, and do such a great job of showing the LLR goodies! Just head to their Facebook page, and check out all the amazing items! Inventory is constantly updated, and they have sales going all the time.

 

 

 

 LuLaroe with Kyra Dillon

This young lady is another one of my favorite LLR consultants! I’ve had great luck with ordering from her, and she also ships promptly. She does lots of album sales on her page. She’s also prompt in responding to questions. I snagged my first Halloween AND Holiday leggings from her. If you know anything about LLR, you know the holiday stuff is a hot commodity. What’s great is the consultants are all so great about being fair with them!shop LLR with Kyra!

 

Kathy’s LuLaroe VIP Boutique 

Kathleen is another one of the great ladies running their small businesses from home. She’s got an adorable little man with her, and she does live and album sales. Her live parties are very fast paced and a lot of fun. There is always new inventory coming in and she loves to share it with all of the LulaLOVERS out there!

 

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Beauty Products:

 

Rodan + Fields with Jill Ellis

This is a company that I hadn’t ever really heard of until my friend Jill invited me to her launch. After seeing the amazing results posted, I certainly had to learn more. This is one of the most amazing skin care lines I’ve ever seen. They have so many great products to offer, and they have astonishing results. If you haven’t heard of them, definitely check out her site HERE and prepare to see mind blowing photographs. The products truly do speak for themselves!

Shop R + F with Jill!

 Younique with Lane:

This product line has been floating around in my newsfeed, and I have to say I was curious.The mascara looked SO intriguing, I had to give it a shot. It is a 2 part system that lengthens and thickens lashes, without weighing them down. The clumping is next to none after you properly learn to apply it, too. There are so many gorgeous cosmetics in their line, I can’t wait to try more

Shop Younique with Lane!

Shop Younique with Lane!

 

 

 

Barbie’s Lip Goodness:

Shop Lipsense with Barbie!15227934_10211353839901515_1341121254_nThis one was totally new to me, but when my high school friend Barbie invited me to the group, I had so see what the fuss was about! This stuff is incredible. It doesn’t smudge, doesn’t bleed, and doesn’t come off for 18 hours! (If you want it to last that long.) If you are even the slightest bit skeptical, check out her page. She does the test video of herself, and it’s pretty crazy to watch. I placed my order instantly, and can’t wait to get it! The colors are gorgeous, and there is something for everyone to shop for.

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BeautyCounter with Amy Adams:

This company is in a league of its own. Their mission is to get safer products into our hands. A number of chemicals in just about everything we see and use is simply disturbing! I tried the charcoal bar on a whim. My skin is super sensitive, so I was a little afraid, but it is outstanding. It is keeping my skin clearer, and it’s super safe. They have so many different products and you can read the Never List and see they truly don’t put bad things in their products. I can’t wait to try more of their goodies!

Shop Beauty Counter!

This is a message straight from Amy herself:

“Wake up, take a shower, put on makeup. The morning routine is something we all know very well. But what many of us don’t know is that questionable and potentially harmful ingredients are in many of the products we put on our skin every day. Change is happening now. It’s all about protecting yourself and those you love. Did you know the United States has not passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938. In fact, the US has only banned 11 ingredients in cosmetics. This compared to the 1300 in Europe.

WE DESERVE BETTER, AND WE’RE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

At Beautycounter, we’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard all while ensuring our products perform, and that they’re as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market. We are educating consumers about the problems in the industry and the lack of regulation across it, and we are providing a solution. Women of all ages want to present their best, most beautiful selves to the world, but over time they have been asked to make compromises. We believe that no woman should compromise her health and safety for beauty. visit www.beautycounter.com/amyadams to learn more.”

 

It Works:

(This is the only link that I will earn any money off of if you click through. Clicking here will lead to you shop my personal site. None of the rest of these are affiliate links, simply companies and friends I adore.)

I couldn’t give you a list of small business women to try without including my own of course. I’m a distributor for It Works. Of course, you’ve heard of “That Crazy Wrap Thing”, but did you know there are so many more products than that?? We have supplements, skin care, etc. Check out my site and see all the wonderful products we offer! As a loyal customer, you even get 40% off!

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A few of my favorite things – Part 2 – beauty

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As promised, I’m continuing my short series of some of my most favorite things. In case you missed the last one, check it out here. In part 1, I shared some of the yoga things I love and today I want to share some of my beauty favorites. I hope you’ll enjoy, maybe you know of some, maybe you don’t, but browse around and check out these amazing things!
  1. Every morning AND evening begins with my Beauty Counter Charcoal Cleansing bar. I was a bit skeptical when I first heard of this, with my crazy sensitive skin, but Amy Adams was kind enough to send me a sample, and I was hooked immediately. This company is fantastic too, all the products are cruelty free and not harmful to your skin or the environment. I haven’t tried many others of theirs yet, but I will say, I cannot wait to. This stuff is amazing!
  2. Then comes Anakiri‘s amazing Restore Propolis Balm. This stuff is seriously a hidden gem. It’s great for acne, eczema, rosacea, etc! I seriously love the stuff so much. I’ve been using it for about a year now, and can’t live without it. Even Refinery 29 loved it so much they called it a “Cult Classic”.
  3.  KarmaCrowFancy’s amazing Facial Butter is fantastic! It’s coconut oil, with some essential oils and it soaks right into my skin without that greasy feeling a lot of moisturizers can give. I have been using it for almost a year not too. I found it by accident at my local yoga studio, and feel instantly in love. She also has other products to check out, so keep an eye on her Etsy store! 

So that would start out my routine every day and night, and those are certainly 3 of the products I am so in love with! My skin hasn’t felt or looked this good in a long time, and I’m looking at the big 41 in 2 weeks!

As for cosmetics, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with them. I used to totally be a makeup SNOB, and would ONLY use MAC, or Urban Decay…  I have come a long way in my age, and am happy for that, (so is my bank account!) Since the awesome days of Pinterest I’ve found so many ways to look at new products, start reading lots of blogs and reviews and even try things I might not have tried before, like e.l.f. Cosmetics ! I can’t believe how inexpensive this stuff is, AND how great some of the products are! I am hooked on the e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator! It’s so inexpensive, and it makes my lips SO soft and smooth, follow up with a little Moisturizing Lipstick and you are good to go! 
I’m also really into the Studio High Definition Powder with Studio Powder! They even have it in pressed powder form if you prefer that. I love that “soft focus” look it brings to my skin, and doesn’t settle into my aging face. I just look softer and more put together when I wear this, and I can definitely tell when I don’t have it on! 
I’m going to end it here again and next will be my top favorite products from It Works! Yes, it’s a MLM as some would say, but I have tried several products and fallen so in love I decided to share them with the world. So stay tuned for more, and I hope some of these were new to you, or just ones you haven’t tried. Check them out and be amazed!