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NeriumAD, What’s The Deal?

18 Aug

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Do a Google search on NeriumAD, a natural, botanical, anti-oxidant skincare line, and all kinds of things come up, some good, some bad, some downright cuckoo!

I am licensed in cosmetology, esthetics, and as an esthetics instructor. Most of my skincare experience has been working in doctor’s offices/med spas, and I’ve also worked in upscale spas, as well as independently. I was HIGHLY skeptical of Nerium, mostly because it is sold through network marketing, and I just was not familiar with that business model.

In starting to use Nerium, I had some breakout and irritation initially. Turns out I, little miss esthetician, was using it incorrectly! Once I began using as directed 10 months ago, I have not looked back. I loved the product so much and saw such nice results on myself and my friends, that I decided to sell it. Most of my skincare clients are loving it. Many of us are able to have facial treatments less often now because the Nerium is doing wonderfully on our skin. (As an example, in these first 10 months of Nerium use, I have given up Botox, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and IPL, so that in my first year of Nerium I and my customers would know that my results were from Nerium, not from anything else I was using or receiving). I also gave up my other powerful physician strength products.

Nerium is an anti-aging product and is marketed to work on fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, AND it is firming! In my experience in skincare, there is no one product that fits 100% of the people, but Nerium works for more people than most products do.

I’ve seen complaints about the cost – too high, too low. Compared to med spa and even department store products, Nerium is on par cost-wise, often times less expensive. Additionally, and this is huge for me, this is the only skincare product I’ve ever been able to earn for free, and the only skincare product I’ve ever been able to help my clients get for free.

Not sure what people mean by Nerium being a scam. Like any other product, you pay for it, you receive it. When I place orders for other skincare products in the spa, I have to pay for them. Same with Nerium, only with Nerium, I paid for my initial 5 bottles, now I just pay shipping on the free inventory I’m earning. I don’t have to carry a stockpile of product, as most of my business can be conducted through online ordering.

Networking marketing is not for the faint of heart, it takes a committed effort over time. But working hard in order to achieve that residual income is kind of a no brainer in my book.

There is no harm in giving Nerium a try. Most brand partners (reps) will let you sample the product. But even if you purchase at retail or the reduced autoship price without trying Nerium first, you receive a 30 day money back guarantee. Autoship is easy to adjust the dates on or to cancel altogether with no penalty. No risk is involved.

Interested in ordering product?

Does the business opportunity appeal to you?

I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

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GM Collin Lip Plumping Complex

29 May

 

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GM Collin Lip Plumping Complex

 

Sometimes you fall in love with a beauty product and don’t want to live without it. Lip products that feel great on, smell nice, and don’t taste weird often fall into the category of products people love using daily. If you have ventured into the realm of top quality lip and beauty products, you have most likely become a product snob! This isn’t a bad thing, though. It’s sort of like being accustomed to farm fresh butter, you can’t go back to margarine. When you have used the best, sub par products simply will not do.

GM Collin Lip Plumping Complex might be one of those products that you cannot do without, so purchase at your own risk.

This product contains a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid (moisture-binding), micro-collagen (moisture-binding), and copper peptide (firming), and is meant to hydrate and plump the lips. However, it is a gentle plumping, not an “oh my gosh, my lips are on fire” kind of a plumping.

GM Collin states that using this product three times a day for 29 days showed up to 60% increase in hydration, up to 41% increase in lip volume, and a notable decrease in superficial lip lines in their clinical trial subjects.

This lip plumping product is easy to use. It comes in a tube and is applied like a lip gloss. Choose between clear and rose tint, both impart a subtle shimmer to the lips. 

Retail price is $33.00.

How To Use NeriumAD

14 May
Real Results With NeriumAD

Real Results With NeriumAD

TRBT May Agenda

7 May
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The Real Beauty Team
Jerri Lien & Jennifer Solsten

Wednesday, May 8

Nerium Real Results Party at Wine O’Clock in Prosser, Washington

Friday, May 17

Nerium Real Results Party in Tacoma, Washington, venue to be announced soon

Saturday, May 18

Nerium Real Results Party in Vancouver, Washington

Nerium Real Results Party in Camas, Washington

Sunday, May 19

TRBT Training Day in Camas, Washington

Saturday, May 25

We are excited to attend a Nerium Regional Event in Redmond, Washington

Sunday, May 26

Thrilled to watch 25 beautiful and amazing young women compete for the title of

Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen in Renton, Washington

Wednesday, May 29

Nerium Real Results Party Tri Cities, venue to be determined

The Real Beauty Team

21 Feb
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Jennifer Solsten & Jerri Lien
The Real Beauty Team

Jerri Lien and Skinblissful have joined forces with Jennifer Solsten and Grace Consulting to form The Real Beauty Team.  We are percolating ideas and we’re full of excitement!  Check us out and watch as we turn our visions into something REAL!

The Real Beauty Team.

SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum – the beauty BOMB!

7 Aug

Alrighty, so I’ve been avoiding purchasing SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum for a long time now because, well, it’s expensive! But after traveling recently from Kennewick to Tacoma to visit my workplace, Laser Hair and Skin Center of Tacoma, I was pushed over the beauty budget line due to the fact that all my co-workers were looking so fresh and prittay after using this product.

TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica is a powerfully rejuvenating pharmaceutical-grade skincare product that works for all skin types.  That in itself is a pretty great thing, don’t you think? This product incorporates a combination of anti-oxidants, growth factors, cytokines, matrix proteins and peptides, which, when whipped up together in this magical formulation, will make your skin look amazing right away.  The longer you use it, wow, it’s like a beauty bomb went off and wreaked havoc on all your skincare woes! It improves fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture. Mmmm, yes!!!  You will notice brightening, tightening, and even a reduction in hyper-pigmentation, or age spots.  How does it do that?!!

You probably have heard of anti-oxidants in skincare, which speed up and increase the skin’s natural process of repairing itself, and help keep further damage from occurring. But what about growth factors, cytokines, and matrix proteins?

According to SkinMedica, “Growth factors are messenger proteins that are inherent in our bodies and play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin.”

Paula’s Choice notes that cytokines “encourage cell growth, promote cell activation.”

In Shape Your Face’s glossary of skincare terms, they describe matrix proteins as “responsible for the skin’s strength, firmness, and elasticity.”

Peptides inform your skin cells of damage and signal them to produce new collagen. How cool!

Pharmaceutical-grade products do make a difference. The purest form of the ingredients are used in the formulation of physician-strength products, and in the highest potency allowed without a prescription.  Pure, powerful, high caliber ingredients are expensive, so be prepared.  However, your pharmaceutical skincare products may not be any more expensive than department store products.  While some department store products may be wonderful, keep in mind that they are not in the same category as pharmaceutical skincare products. You will absolutely get the most impact and the highest efficacy from products, such as SkinMedica, which are purchased from a medical spa.

The Essential Serum is to be applied to the face, neck, and chest, after cleansing and toning, and before any other products, such as SPF or makeup.  SkinMedica’s website states “Clinical studies show that initial results occur in 30 days with best results occurring in 90 days.” Use twice daily for best results, but even if you only use it at night, it will generate a positive difference in your skin. It’s sort of like waking up each day and having your skin look like you just had a facial. Gotta love that!

Oftentimes we peoples with oilier or problematic skin shy away from rejuvenating products.  I’ve gotta say that I’ve been using this product for over a week now, and, if anything, oil production and breakout appear to be minimized. Mmmmhmmm!  I even felt comfortable going into town without makeup today, which doesn’t often happy when you’re, sigh, over 40!  Yes, we are still camping, but still!  That’s never stopped me from wearing makeup before!  ;)

Glamour for Glampers and Other Girls on the Go

2 Aug

We are camping again!  I brought my makeup and my husband brought four pairs of shoes, so maybe we actually are glamping!  This time we are at Wallowa Lake in Joseph, Oregon.  So pretty!  Mountains, lake, river, activities, and I practically got to pet a deer!

Two days ago my coworker, Angela Janssen, gave me a dermaplaning treatment. I think she removed about a year’s worth of dead skin that I’ve accumulated living in the desert!  Plus the dermaplaning shaves off the velus hairs, leaving the skin so smooth and nice.  I also had a little Dysport put in my forehead to smooth out wrinkles, and a touch of Restylane in my lower lip to even out asymmetry. Thank you, Dr. Robert Niedbalski, my wonderful boss, for letting me have a little day of beauty!  Dysport is similar to Botox, and Restylane is a hyaluronic acid gel that has been FDA approved to be used for lip injections.

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My lower lip is a bit uneven, which is NOT a huge deal, but I wanted to see what it would be like to have it plumped on the one side.  Plus, as I “mature” and begin to lose volume, I am sure I will venture into a full lip refill one day.  ;)  Also, I tell my clients and friends about dermal filler for the lips, so it’s good to be able to really share in what the experience is like.  Some of the fillers have a built in numbing agent these days, including the Restylane we used, so even though I felt a sharp poke initially, I didn’t jump out of the chair as I had feared!  Well, I didn’t jump ALL the way out.  The lip area swells quickly, so after that goes down, we can determine whether to use a little more filler in the area or not.

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Being that my lip is still a little bruised and swollen, I decided to try some Jane Iredale Lip Fixation to help camouflage the discoloration.  It works!  You can see in the photo above, the bottom photo in the before and after is from today.  I only applied one layer of the stain portion of the Lip Fixation in Craving, and then put a layer of Lip Drink (lip balm/spf over it).  Later I tried adding a second coat of the lip stain just over the discolored area, and I think it did pretty well. Although I think it would look a bit better if I’d have touched up my foundation right underneath my lip.  Oh well, I am camping after all.  ;)

 

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Another thing I am trying out is my new Jane Iredale primer and bb cream!  So nice.  Smooth Affair Primer has botanicals for hydrating, smoothing, and controlling oil, but even those with maturing skin are finding they can use it during the day over their serums instead of a moisturizer.  The new primer can be used under any of the Jane Iredale foundation formulations, or even on its own. It makes the skin look pretty and fresh.  The bb cream, Glow Time, makes the skin look like velvet.  Glow Time is full coverage and a little goes a LONG way. If you try using it like traditional makeup, you will have used way too much product and will think you don’t like it.  I was able to use a small pea size for my entire face and neck, smoothing it in with my fingertips.  Then I just took a little extra product to tap into the under eye area and did not need an additional concealer.

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I’ve been on the road all day, and except for where I’ve wiped my mouth after eating, my makeup does not need to be retouched!

As far as camping goes, the Smooth Affair saves space since it can double as a moisturizer.  Glow Time is also a broad spectrum SPF 25, and since you can apply it with your fingertips, there is no need to bring a brush.  Another bonus is that there is no need for an additional concealer for the under eye area.  For you Jane Iredale fans, you will not need to use your hydration spritz over the bb cream. Saving space here, people!

Oh, and between using the Smooth Affair and the Glow Time, my pores look less visible!  Bonussss!!!

More Youthful Eyes

16 Jun

Either from hereditary factors or from being such a crybaby, in my thirties I started noticing that my eyes were getting little bags underneath, plus that hollowed-out look in the “tear trough” area.  That’s the kind of stuff that does not make an aging (but still young!) gal feel cute.  I thought I was going to need blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), but I really didn’t want that.  I had seen some good results and some really bad ones.

Before Tear Trough Correction

How about let’s send those bags packing!

When I first heard of a technique utilizing dermal fillers to improve the look of the under eye region, I was all about it.  Sadly, the plastic surgeons I worked for at the time were leery and did not yet offer the technique.  Years later I began hearing rave reviews about a nurse injector specialist in Western Washington who was offering the “tear trough correction”.  Lisa Davenport had come highly recommended by numerous people I knew in the beauty and medical industries, so in 2009, I decided to pack my bags away!

Big improvement!

Lisa is a fun, pretty, sweet, and talented lady who fixed me right up.  I’ll be honest, it’s a bit creepy getting dermal filler injected into the under eyes, but it was quick and relatively painless.  There was a little swelling for a few days, though most people would never notice.  The results were evident right away.  Instant payoff!

Tear trough correction doesn’t have to be done all that often, thank goodness!  After your initial injection appointment, you will likely go back to the office in a couple weeks to see if any touchup is needed, and then once a year might be all you need after that.  I’ve probably had four or five under eye treatments with Lisa since 2009.

A little over two years ago, I moved across Washington State, from Puyallup to Kennewick, so my visits with Lisa have been few and far between lately. Imagine my SURPRISE when I had a text message from her recently to say she would be working in Kennewick every other weekend! There is a new med spa that I’ve been hearing about called Rejuvalux, and I am waiting to hear the full scoop on how they managed to get one of the top injectors in the nation out here to the Tri Cities!

This week I am taking my esthetics students to Rejuvalux to meet Lisa. I’ve been telling them about her, so this is going to be so much fun!!! We get to take a field trip to a beautiful new spa, and my students get to meet my friend. Life is amazing.

iS Clinical Youth Complex

10 Jun

Youth Complex

Have you ever been really annoyed to see that your skin is starting to acquire a certain crepiness to it?  Autocorrect just tried to change crepiness to creepiness, and I can hardly blame it!  If only real life skin corrections were as instant as autocorrect!  Or are they?

One product I’ve really seen make an instant and visible reduction in crepey skin is Youth Complex by iS Clinical Skincare.  The benefits of this product are tri-fold; instant, intermediate and long term.

I have enjoyed seeing improvement on my neck area, as well as on my elbow region, where I will smooth some Youth Complex on if I am going out or something.  The skin just perks right up, and boy do I wish I could afford to slather it on from head to toe!  iS Clinical does make a very nice Body Complex, but I am still wishing for a Youth Body Complex!

A little of this product goes a long way, and its benefits can be enhanced and tailored to your needs by using an iS Clinical treatment serum underneath.  I’m still acne prone, sighhhhhh, so I really enjoy alternating my Youth Complex with Active Serum, which helps with both aging and acne issues.

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iS Clinical Active Serum: A Skin’s Best Friend

4 Jun

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When the iS Clinical Skincare line came onto the med spa scene several years back, it really rocked the worlds of a few Tacoma estheticians, myself included.  iS Clinical is a plant-based pharmaceutical skincare line, which is a cool combination.  They have formulated several fantastic “treatment” serums, as well as having a full skincare line.

Medical estheticians already use high-octane products on their skin and regularly receive skincare treatments, so it isn’t that easy to impress us.  And if you manage to impress more than one of us within a single med spa setting, that is really saying something!  iS Clinical’s Active Serum is one such product.

Active Serum is anti-aging, anti-acneic, and brightening, and works like a dream on a variety of skin types, including mature, acneic, and hyper pigmented.  This serum contains a special botanical blend of “active” ingredients for exfoliating, brightening, toning, and clearing.  Active Serum also contains a touch of menthol to help with ingredient penetration, which also gives the skin a fresh, tingly sensation.

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The estheticians and their co-workers that tested Active Serum way back when ranged in age from early 20s to late 50s.  Instead of using the product for two weeks and waiting to see a difference in the skin, everyone’s skin looked and felt better right away.  We all noticed smoother, clearer, brighter, more toned skin.

Good news for pregnant or nursing women, Active Serum is safe for you to use! During a precious time when you may have to give up certain of your favorite things in order to keep baby safe, this is one hard-working product you won’t have to give up.

Except those with particularly sensitive or rosacea skin types, Active Serum fits well into most skincare regimens.  Also, iS Clinical notes that Active Serum should be used at night.  A cool fact is that our skin exfoliates itself up to 8 times more during the night while we are sleeping, and Active Serum enhances that process.

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