As someone who grew up in South Africa, I feel as though I have always been aware that not everyone has the same comfortable life as I am blessed to have. I have spent alot of my time feeling tremendous guilt for having things that many around me didn’t have growing up, such as a roof over my head, food , a loving family and an education. For me personally, giving back in any way that I can , is how I show my appreciation for the wonderful things I have in my life.
Besides volunteering a little bit in South Africa and in the UK, I always feel there is more I can do, and have spent this year during my travels , feeling pressure to do something more. I have always had a passion for helping people, and most importantly I enjoy making people feel comfortable in my presence. I want people to trust me and to know that I am willing to help anyone that needs it. I want to be a positive energy that helps to encourage and motivate those around me, and I want my energy to be infectious!
So what am I up to?
As well as starting this blog, which I hope is motivating and inspiring those who read it, I have recently started using Arbonne products and become a consultant after falling in love with the products and the companies ethics.
After I read some truly shocking and ultimately life changing information about how all sorts of diseases are being linked to what is in our everyday products, I just knew I had to do my bit in spreading the word and Arbonne is all about goodness in everyday products! You can read one of my previous posts if you are interested!
Arbonne is vegan certified, gluten-free and cruelty free, as well as created with green chemistry- not causing any damage to our earth! Everything is formulated with only natural ingredients- yummy fruits and vegetables, and are all designed to work together to nourish our skin! Not only are the products full of goodness, they have amazing results too- celebrities such as Simon Cowell ( who uses the baby range for his son, and the award winning primer), and huge magazines like Vogue have reccomended and given awards for Arbonne products.
How can I use this to help the world?
I know that just recommending these beautiful products to others may seem like it isn’t going to help change the world, but I have decided that even the smallest things make a difference- such as using green products that have never tested on animals, and working for a company that helps empower so many people and has incredible job opportunities!
I will be donating all of my profits to a charity in South Africa called Breadline Africa. What they do is convert old shipping containers into Early Childhood Development (ECD), libraries and anything else they can help to uplift communities such as toilets. “In addition, Breadline Africa also provides initiatives (such as seaside outings, feeding programmes and school stationery support) to uplift the lives of young children – to open imagination and enable futures.”
Did you know Arbonne has a charity too?
87,000 teenage lives have been changed through The Arbonne Foundation, which helps teenage boys and girls develop their confidence to realize their true potential and reach their dreams. Amazing!
Here is a bit more about this wonderful company…
Pure, Safe, Beneficial
- Plant based formulations, blending the best of science and nature
- Vegan certified
- Never ever tested on animals- proud PETA affiliate
- PH Correct and hypo allergenic
- Dermatologist tested
We formulate without:
- Animal products or by products
- Chemical dyes and fragrances
- Formaldehyde-donating preservatives
- Parabens or Phthalates
Plants and flowers provide us with energy, vitality, and life in so many incredible ways.
The dynamic bond between humans and nature is the essence of Arbonne. Our products utilize the best of what nature has to offer to improve our lives. We look to nature for products that make us feel healthier, revitalized and more beautiful.
Skincare, Bath & Body spa experience, Specialty Treatment, Hair, Sun, Make up, Nutrition & Wellness, Deodorant and toothpaste.
Here’s a handful of my favorites:
The RE9 Advanced collection is Arbonne’s premier anti-aging skincare line, clinically tested to help improve skin firmness in just 24 hours. The formulas are powered by nine major age-defying elements plus breakthrough botanicals, and a collagen-supporting supplement
After 4 weeks :
92% reported reduction in the appearance of wrinkles
96% reported reduction in the appearance of fine lines
100% reported refinement in skin texture and smoothness, and improvement in skin moisturisation.
Arbonne Intelligence CC Cream
I cannot live without this! After taking so much care when washing my face with goodness, I want to know what I am putting on afterwards is just as good for me! This 10-in-1 Beauty Benefits Completion Control Cream, is the best of beauty and skincare coming together to provide smooth lightweight to medium coverage, concealing blemishes and dark spots, and delivering high performance skincare.
It’s a Long Story Mascara.
High- performance lengthening mascara helps create the look of ultra-dramatic lashes with major longitude. Water-resistant , key ingredients include Pea extract and Bamboo extract.
Award wining Primer. This luxurious makeup primer glides on to visually diminish the appearance of fine lines and pores, creating a smooth surface. Ingredients include :hyaluronic filling spheres, green tea leaf extract, grapeseed extract.
FC5-Squeeze the best out of Mother Nature- phytonutrients– to develop an ideal basic skincare regimen for everyone. Our Fresh Cell Technology encapsulates fresh cells from 5 fruits and vegetables to help maintain the radiance of healthy-looking skin and hair through hydration, moisturisation, cleansing, exfoliation, and sun protection.Key Botanicals: Kiwi, Strawberry, Carrot, Mango and Pumpkin
RE9 Advanced. Lifting and Contouring
With age, skin can appear to sag and lose its youthful bounce. RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring was formulated with a powerful , hydrating blend of botanically derived ingredients to help achieve a more lifted, contoured look. These next-generation hydrating formulas support skin’s natural collagen and elastin, and help facial contours look tighter, firmer and more defined. Skin feels more cushioned and appears more revived and renewed. We all love a good comeback.
We are all about baby love, so we want to take care of them in the kindest most gentle ways, with pure and simple goodness.
Cellular Renewal Masque
This masque gently exfoliates to visibly improve the appearance of skin tone and texture, minimize the look of pores, and provide a radiant glow. After one use, 89% of women in a clinical study experienced smoother, softer skin texture. Ingredients include algae extract, pineapple and papaya enzymes.
Make peace with your sensitive skin. Calm’s extra gentle formulas, with soothing botanicals and naturally derived ingredients, were developed for skin that’s easily irritated to help provide hydrating relief from tightness, dryness and discomfort. Calm is clinically tested for sensitive skin and is non-comedogenic, fragrance- and colourant-free, and allergy and dermatologist-tested. Filled with yummy ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Licorice, Chamomile, Flower extract, Japanese Green Tea and Sea Mayweed.
As I mentioned earlier , any profits will go to a charity I support in South Africa called Breadline Africa.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at all 🙂
Remember ” Be grateful for all that you have, accept all that you don’t and actively create all that you want”– Hal Elrod.
I look forward to hearing from you.