Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Glamour Buzz as an Arbonne Consultant!

So as I've mentioned in previous blogs, I recently started up an events planning company called "Mint Events Vancouver".  It's been going GREAT and we have lots of events coming up in I'm very excited :)

Not that it wasn't enough work for me, but I was finding myself wanting something more for fulfillment and income...and at the same time, I was trying to cure my stubborn eczema!  Well, my friend introduced me to her friend who does spa/skincare/cosmetic/nutritional parties for a living with Arbonne and it made me kinda curious...more so for the products than the business :)  I hosted a skincare party and INSTANTLY fell in love with the products!  We got to try tons of products, not just from the skincare line, and it turned out to be such a fun night w/ my girlfriends!

My boyfriend's sister was one of the girls attending and was completely sold on the business opportunity as soon as she realized how amazing the products were.  She's currently on mat leave and wanted something just like this so that she wouldn't have to go back to work in the office full-time.  She loved her office job, but loves her baby son so much more :) of course.  Anyways, she signed up and then I decided to sign up too!

Arbonne is an amazing opportunity to have that flexible schedule, pamper yourself with its products, host fun spa parties, network (this'll help my events company too!) and make some extra income!  As if tonight, I now have my own Arbonne website so I can reach out to all of you in the States :)

But what I originally came to blog about were the PRODUCTS!

Here are some of my absolute favourites that I'd love for all of you to check out on my website in the "Shop Online" section:
  • FC5 Mattifying Powder
  • FC5 Exfoliating New Cell Scrub
  • Skin Conditioning Oil
  • Made In The Shade Self-Tanner SPF 15
  • Arbonne Intelligence Rejuvenating Cream
  • Arbonne Intelligence Daily, Self-Adjusting Shampoo
  • Makeup Primer
  • Lip Polish in Pearl
  • Foaming Sea Salt Scrub
  • Re-Mineralizing Body Lotion 24H
Those are just some of my favourites.  The Skin Conditioning Oil & Rejuvenating Cream are what has cured my eczema!  I usually have an eczema breakout every 3-5 days.  I haven't had a breakout in the last 2 weeks, and I'm lovin' it!

Back to being party of Arbonne...there are a ton of deals & incentives for Preferred Clients ($35 membership, only $18 to renew each year) and Consultants ($130 membership/start-up kit, $18 to renew each year).  To paint you a picture, I've saved 35%, 50%, 80% and 100% on my orders so far!  Arbonne offers tons of free gifts and products at insanely cheap prices, and sometimes FREE!

Take a look at my website and let me know if there are any products that interest you :) Feel free to go ahead and order them right away too!  If you would like to become a consultant and start earning some cash, I will help you build your business and show you how to succeed!

Alright, it's time for me to go to 6:05AM.  Darn evening naps...hehe

Have a great week, everyone!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kitty Candyland

This blog is waaaaaaaay overdue - I apologize!  But the past is the past, and now I am dedicated to keeping up my blog :) Please come back to visit me, guys!

Anyways, I attended the Kitty Candyland event on May 26th at the Refinery in Vancouver.  The event didn't start until 8:00pm but we went an hour early to make sure that we got the giftbox (gift for the first 100 attendees).  There was no lineup so we went to SIP Resto Lounge beside it and drank a bottle of wine - it was half price, how could we not?! lol At 8:00pm, the line started forming (yes, we could've come right at 8:00pm and been okay to get the gift boxes still...haha) so we finished up our wine and joined the lineup!  There was a group of girls that arrived totally smashed and they couldn't even balance - not very classy.  Anyways, we got our ticket to collect the giftbox at the end and headed upstairs to the Kitty Candyland event!

The setup was gorgeous!!  Totally glamourous with big huge feathers, a cotton candy machine, a candy bar with cute little favors and a DJ.  At the end of the restaurant, there were a couple games going on and I won a sample of SJP's perfume!  Haven't tried it yet but maybe I'll wear it for my girls night next week :) The event was fun and I ran into a few friends...the only thing was that it was very crammed.  I found it hard to walk anywhere because it was so narrow and the servers struggled to get through the crowd with their trays full of food.  Overall, it was a super fun event and the giftbox made it TOTALLY worthwhile!

I believe I paid $15 and it included admission and a kittycard (otherwise it would've only been $10, if I didn't need a kittycard).  Because I was one of the first 100 people to arrive, I got this amazing giftbox full of all the above goodies!  My most favourite gift was the Luxe lashes!  There were tons of samples, coupons and little gifts inside which made my $15 admission fee soooo worth it.

Hats off to Lexie & her company for putting on such an awesome event and building her company the way she has!  To purchase or find out more about their fabulous discount card, check out their website:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

INSANITY Workout - Week 1

I have lots and lots and lots and lots of material to blog about but I've been pretty lazy about uploading/editing/posting pictures.  Promise I will get to it sometime this week because I really want to share some stuff w/ you guys!

Upcoming Posts:
  • Kitty Candyland Event
  • Portobello West Market
  • Marcelle/Annabelle Mineral Products
  • Beauty Tips
  • Purchases off eBay
  • My own upcoming events!
Until then, I'd like to find something that's fast & easy to post on my blog to keep you all entertained!  I've chosen to share with you my experiences during the BeachBody INSANITY 60-Day Total-Body Conditioning Program!  My boyfriend & I started it last Monday and it has been INTENSE...or should I say, insane?

What you need: The DVDs and yourself!...and water & a towel!  You don't need any equipment, not even a yoga mat.  I love that part because it takes the excuse away of not having the right equipment and just makes set up a little easier!

Day 1 - Fit Test
We followed a bunch of different exercises and did as many reps as we could in the allotted time.  We recorded our stats and then every two weeks, we'll do the Fit Test again to see our improvement!  Our next Fit Test is on June 28th.

Day 2 - Plyometric Cardio Circuit
I was pretty damn sore from the Fit Test (especially because my competitive side took over and I pushed even harder to beat my boyfriend's records) so this workout was tough.  To be honest, I could barely walk because my core & my calves were so sore!  I powered through the 40 minute video and managed to finish it, with a few breaks...but even the pros in the videos need to take breaks sometimes, so I didn't beat myself up about that.

Day 3 - Cardio Power & Resistance
I was suuuuuuper sore from the previous days so I thought it would be impossible for me to do this workout.  I could barely turn on my side when I woke up because all the muscles felt like they were working it to their max! haha I walked like a slow robot throughout the day to avoid feeling the muscle aches...but there was no avoiding the pain.  But I couldn't quit!  My boyfriend challenged me to complete Week 1 and then he'd take me on a shopping trip the States - that's some good motivation!  After the intense warm up, my muscles were good enough to get through the 40 minutes.  I made sure to have a recovery drink after that one.

Day 4 - Cardio Recovery
I don't think it's fair that they use the word "recovery" because the workout is still so hardcore! haha I guess it was still a nice break from the craziness but I still dripped sweat and felt completely done by the end of it.  By the way, I forgot to mention that I am dripping sweat by the end of EVERY workout...and I don't usually "drip" sweat.

Day 5 - Pure Cardio
Pretty much every day is cardio, getting your heart rate way up, but this one was PURE cardio.  Another intense 40 minute workout to help you burn fat and improve your endurance!  My endurance was already improving by this day and I was learning to breathe better too.

Day 6 - Plyometric Cardio Circuit
Same video as Day 2 but this time, I didn't start out with aching muscles, stopped way less, and felt stronger through exercises!  I was feeling pretty good about the INSANITY program because I was already noticing results.

Day 7 - Every Sunday is a REST DAY!  A part of me actually missed the workout that day, but my body needs to recover.  I think I will go rollerblading or use our recumbent bike on Sunday, just to get that fulfillment :)

I just completed Day 8 and am onto Day 9, but you'll hear more about that next Monday ;)  Let me know if you're planning on trying out this 60-day program to earn your beach body for the summer time!

Have a great week, everyone!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


So, I've decided to go w/ one of my own event name ideas, "Urban Glamour Market".  Actually, I brainstormed w/ my boyfriend's sis & her husband hehe but it's an awesome one, so thank you to them for their creativity!

I'm not going to sell out on my contest though so I've chosen my favourite of the suggestions I received.  The winner of my short (but sweet) "NAME THAT EVENT" Contest is....

*drum roll*

JOYCE WONG of Sparkley Playground who suggested "Circa Market"!
Congratulations, Joyce!! and thank you for your great suggestion :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Don't worry, I haven't disappeared off the face of the planet...I've just been extremely busy with my new event planning company starting up, but that's not a bad thing :) I just finished an event and currently have 5 in the making!  It's VERY exciting for me.

Anyways, I have several things to share but they all go w/ photos and I haven't yet edited them... so instead, I will host a CONTEST!!

The contest name is...


On July 14th, I will be hosting an event where about 10 vendors will come and sell their products - like jewelry, accessories, pillow monsters (that's you, Klaudea!), clothing and several other randoms.  It's generally going to be an art & fashion market but I may add in some skincare products and maybe even an oxygen bar if my phone meeting goes well w/ that company!  Not only will people come to buy, but they'll also go there to eat, drink and mingle.  I'm holding it at a trendy restaurant called Terracotta - Modern Chinese and it'll be from 6:00pm-midnight.

Now, the contest part is to think up a creative name for my event!  I kind of run into a mind block when thinking up event names so I need your help.

To get you started, these types of events are usually called markets or bazaars...but I want something really creative & unique, also short & sweet, and something that represents everything about the night!

The one who's name I choose will be the WINNER so please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you.  Limit ONE name entry per person and you must be a follower of mine.  Contest ends Tuesday, June 15th (need to start advertising by then) I will announce the winner on immediately!

The prize is...


Victoria Secret lip balm (used 1x), Urban Decay sample lipstick, Urban Decay sample lipgloss, Bronzer Powder, Smashbox Highlighter, two Blushes, four Lipsticks, Sephora hand lotion

Good luck, everyone, and thanks for participating!

ps: So excited for UFC to be in Vancouver this weekend, and I get to go watch the weigh in's on Friday! but so sad that GSP won't be in town :( I already checked w/ a friend's agent...let's just hope my source is wrong hehe