Sugar Detox

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This sums it up ya’al…sugar detox day 2…

I wasn’t able to get much sleep last night (I have a hard time saying no to people and was working until close to midnight) but I feel a bit run down this morning, but that’s totally normal when you(I) are detoxing from sugar.

I get cranky and headache and tired, but it doesn’t last long and then I feel GREAT! So got to get through the blas to get to the ahs!

A random thought I had this morning was “Dom you are CRAZY for doing this rightt before holidays!” and then “Im done being owned by sugar!”

SO here goes! Cheers! To health and happy brain and body!

 

Weekly Skin Care Tip from Dom

Today’s Topic
•Teenage Acne•
If you have a teenager in your life, chances are good that he or she will struggle with breakouts and we have all been teens right…UGH

The American Association of Dermatology estimates that 85% of teenagers will have acne at some point.
It all seems too unfair–just when kids are hypersensitive about their appearance, acne shows up, wreaking havoc on their self-esteem and confidence. For young people especially, the benefits of clear skin are undeniable. Unfortunately, acne is one of the trickiest skin disorders to treat. But, if you have all the facts and a variety of realistic options, you can help your teenager greatly reduce or even eliminate breakouts.
Here’s what you need to know to put together an effective, easy-to-follow skin-care routine that addresses all the causes of acne. And as your skincare consultant, I am here to help and guide you and your loved one every step of the way. Your teenager, believe it or not, will thank you!
Why Do Teenagers Break Out?
Mostly because of raging hormones: During the teen years the body produces excessive amounts of hormones, especially androgens, which trigger oil production. The more oil produced inside the pores, the more likely the pores will become clogged and rupture. Bacteria, called Propionibacterium acnes, begin to multiply, resulting in inflammation and causing a red, swollen, and unsightly pimple.
Not cleaning their face twice a day: Although dirty skin is not a cause of acne, if you have acne and you don’t cleanse your face twice a day, there will be a build-up of dead skin cells that will clog pores and cause breakouts. For girls: Not completely removing your makeup at night will definitely make matters worse.
Applying pore-clogging moisturizers, facial masks, foundations, or concealers: Many girls pile on the makeup, especially concealers, or they use cream moisturizers with pore-clogging ingredients. I can help your teen select products that are far less likely to cause irritation.
Inconsistent skin care: The secret to clearer skin is to stick to a consistent, effective skin-care routine.
Hair products: Heavy application of styling products to the hair that falls on your face can cause breakouts in those areas. Keeping the hair off your face can help a great deal.
How Can I Help My Teen Establish a Skin-Care Routine?
Streamline their skin-care routine: It doesn’t take a multitude of skin-care products and a complex routine to combat acne, and for teens such a process is probably too elaborate for them to follow anyway. All they need to do is use a well-formulated cleanser, toner, exfoliant, and topical treatment, plus a sunscreen every morning and possibly a lightweight moisturizer at night.
Help your teenager set realistic expectations by discussing what is and what is not possible from skin-care products.
Don’t forget their fragile egos: Peer pressure is brutal for teens, and their desire to fit in dictates a lot of their behavior and choices. That’s why acne breakouts can deliver a devastating blow to your teen’s self-esteem. Acne is difficult at any age, but for teenagers it is tormenting. For teens, a pimple is not merely a pimple.
If your teen or loved one or someone you know is suffering from acne, I’d love to help them find the best products to help with this life altering issue.
Message me… I’m here for YOU

Arbonne Girl Dom

My 5 Minute Make Up Routine

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I thought I’d share with you my simple routine and the few products in my everyday make-up bag.

Everything I use is from Arbonne. I made the switch to their skincare line about 2.5 years ago when I realized it was about time I started taking a little better care of me. It’s taken me some time to build up my collection and learn how to use each item even but its well worth it.

Growing up as a country bumpkin I knew all about horses and chickens and cows but VERY little about beauty and fashion. Arbonne has been an awesome segway into a FUN and classy world of being a girly-girl.

Their products are all botanically-based and never tested on animals, contain no animal by-products and are actually doing good things for your skin while you wear them.

Eye Shadow: (Sugar Plum Pallet): Since I wear glasses I can get away with a little more eye color and I love these 4 and can do something different each day. The colors are rich and they last all day.

Its a Long Story Mascara: This was one of my favorite Arbonne products. I used to wear drug store mascaras and found my eyes suddenly stinging and tearing up at random moments during the day and oh the loss of lashes. Not only is this mascara botanical and SAFE, it contains ingredients that actually condition your lashes.

CC Cream:  Arbonne’s CC Cream has an amazing reputation. It works for all skin types and is a workhorse: It’s primer, protector, concealer, hydrator, mattifier, brightener, blemish cover, pore refiner, complexion controller. Boom. I feel fancy when I wear it and it looks awesome!

Bronzer: Brushes on evenly for a flawless-looking finish. It gives me the perfect finished look

 

For more info on Arbonne makeup products, as me about becoming a preferred client. You’ll get great rewards, a free $50 gift and 20%-40% off your purchases for a year!!!

-Arbonne Girl Dom

Apricot Energy Bars

Apricot Energy Bars
12 dried apricots
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp himalayan pink salt
4 scoops Arbonne Protein Booster
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 cups gluten free oats
Blend 6 apricots, water, nut butter, vanilla, and salt in blender or food processor 1 minute until smooth. Add protein booster, cinnamon and nutmeg. Finely chop remaining apricots and place in mixing bowl with oats. Hand mix all ingredients until smooth. Place in an 8×8 baking dish and freeze 45 min! Voila ~ your kids will love them and so will YOU!

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Enjoy!

-Dominique 

To buy the protein boost go to http://www.dominiquerondeau.arbonne.com

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Say no to the nasties!

Did you know the FDA has no regulations on skincare in the US? Under the law, cosmetic products and ingredients do not needFDA premarket approval, with the exception of color additives…guys that is SCARY!

What does this mean? Well on a basic level anything can be added to our products without being regulated.

Parabens, for instance, are a class of widely used preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Chemically, they are a series of para hydroxybenzoate’s or esters of para hydroxy benzoic acid. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas and they cause cancer so why they heck would we want to be putting them in or on or even near our bodies?

Arbonne has chosen to follow the guidelines of the Eurpenan Union and the Eropean Cosmetic Directive because their standards are SO high. This makes me feel GREAT about what I am using on my skin!

Do your research! Thoug stors like Target and Macy’s offer an affordable and convient options they are not always the best for your skin.

xoxo -Arbonne Girl Dom

Gift Baskets Galore!

Holidays are my favorite! Being an Arbonne consultant makes it even more fun! Why you ask? Because I get to be everyone’s personal shopper!
Check out these awesome baskets!

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Combination basket

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Pamper basket

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For makeup lovers!

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For moms!

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For someone who needs relaxation 🙂

Baskets can be made for anyone, any age and starting at $20 a peice!

Lets chat and get all your holiday shopping done!

Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

A Clear Future

A clear future is helpful right. Nice to know where we are heading. Im married to my planner…not literally but I’d be lost without it.

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That brings me to Arbonne and its new product line called Clear Future. Very fitting if you ask me. Who wants acne? Not me! This set has changed and helped many people. Check out the results of my friend’s daughter after a month.

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It’s got some awesome botanicals such as witch hazel in it. Its calming and healing!
If you or someone you know suffers from acne Id love to help you out!
Xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom