How to curl your hair super fast!

I LOVE Pinterest!! I love scoping out recipes, organization, crafts products. Last week I came across one I thought oh hey I need to try that and I did (with only a few mishaps :-P)

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I have never been very good at curling my hair, and to be honest never practiced much…but I would LOVE to wear my hair curly more often so seeing this made me so happy!

When I tried it on Sunday morning it was an epic FAIL…come to find out my hair curler is a total dud, so no wonder it wasn’t working.

Last night I used another curling iron that was in the house and TADA it worked. This above style you see is a rough version of what I want to do next time. I didn’t use any hairspray or moose as I was heading to be and just seeing if it would indeed work!

Cant wait to try it (for real) this weekend!

xoxox Arbonne Girl Dom

PS What are your favorite hair tricks and tips.

 

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Detox Slimming Wraps

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So, what IS a detox slimming wrap? It is just a quick way to drop an inch or so around your tummy, thighs, or arms.  Disclaimer, though: Arbonne International didn’t come up with these wraps. They don’t sell them and do not endorse them. These wraps were created by a smarty-pants Independent Consultant. 

What’s so different about these wraps? The Arbonne products! They’re pure, safe and beneficial! You can use the products for so many things!

Also, you can reuse your wrap! Just toss them in the wash after each use, and use them again! But, the magic is in the products. You WILL NOT get the same results without the products.

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What you need:

  1. Detox Rescue Wash
  2. Foaming Sea Salt Scrub
  3. Renewing Body Gelee
  4. Purifying Body Soak
  5. Re-mineralizing hand lotion 24 Hour
  6. 5 in 1 Massage Oil (optional – for extra support and hydration)
  7. Saran wrap
  8. A towel or hand towel
  9. A dish bin, bowl or sink: somewhere to hold water to soak wrap
  10. An herbal wrap or large ace bandage. (latex-free)
  11. 20 – 32 oz of water.
  12. String to measure

You can find all of these Arbonne products at http://www.dominiquerondeau.arbonne.com. Ask me how to get the BEST deal

What to do:

  1. Put your string around the area you’re wrapping.  Cut the string so that it’s meeting end to end. Mark using a sharpie so you know where to measure when you’re done the wrapping.
  2. Put on some comfy PJ pants or shorts and tuck a towel into the top of them so they don’t get soaking wet. They will likely get damp.
  3. Soak wrap for 10 – 15 minutes in bin/bowl/sink with a teaspoon of Purifying Sea Soak.
  4. Use one pump of Detoxifying Rescue Wash with a bit of water to wash off the surface of the area you’re wrapping. You can just use your hand in circular motions. Do not wash off.
  5. Add a nickel sized amount of Foaming Sea Salt Scrub and Renewing Body Gelee and rub all over the area that will be wrapped. You can use a little extra Glee if you’d like.
  6. Wring out the wrap. It should be damp but not soaking wet/dripping.
  7. Wrap area so that no gaps are showing between the wrap. Secure wrap with prongy-things that came with your wrap. The wrap should be tight but remember you need to be able to breathe.
  8. Wrap 5 – 7 layers of saran around to totally cover the wrap. This keeps the body heat in and keeps the products ‘activated’. Dollar store plastic wrap does NOT work for this. It’s worth getting the good stuff. I use the Glad brand.
  9. Put your clothes on/your shirt down and go on about your business. Leave the wrap on for 60 – 90 minutes. I have clients that clean or cook or whatever to pass the time.
  10. After you remove the wrap, use a washcloth or wet paper towel (or jump in the shower if you’re able) to wash off access sea salt scrub.
  11. Apply ReMineralizing Lotion 24H + 5-in-1 Massage Oil all over the area you wrapped.
  12. Remeasure using the same string to see how many inches you lost!

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IMPORTANT: You’ll need to drink the water during the duration of the wrap. No need to chug! Unless that’s your thing… PS. no you’re not losing ‘water weight’ as many people presume. The products turn toxins into salts your body can eliminate when you sweat and go to the bathroom. So that water is just helping to push out the toxins.

HINT: The detox process keeps working for up to 72 hours, so don’t be surprised or bummed if you don’t lose anything right away. Measure again later on in the day and the next couple of days using the same string.

HOT TIP: Avoid processed foods, soda, gluten, sugars and dairy at all costs during the 72 hours for best results! All of these things cause bloating and inflammation and will undo the detox process.

PS These are TEMPORARY results! Healthy eating and exercise are the only ways to see lasting results 🙂

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

Dom’s Day

Thought it may be fun for you to experience a day in the life of Dom. Not very glamorous but productive 😛
5am I’m up and doing my Miracle Morning (Thanks Hal Elrod) I mediated, do affirmations, read, (my current read below) journal my gratitude list and end picturing what Im bringing into my life!

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I grab a quick breakfast and head to my morning “job” 7-1. Much of my day looks like this…Well and plus a 3 year old.

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After morning job, I take a few hours to build my Arbonne business. Some days with 1:1 coffee appointments, work sessions, or networking events. One of my September goals is to use my time wisely and be very intentional.

What’s your day look like?
Xoxox -Arbonne Girl Dom

Monday’ s Eats

Monday’s are one of my favorites. New starts and fresh goals yesterday was a fresh start and a close all in once. For those of us in network marketing or other businesses the last day of the month can be wild!
Breakfast was a bagel with cream cheese and tea. (I didn’t get a picture) @  5:40am. (I leave the house at 6:30)
By the time 9 rolls around my body says “Eat woman!” So I brought a mint cliff bar and had that with my citrus Arbonne fizz stick

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Took our daily walk and lunch was a yummy southwestern salad mix with a few pretzels and hummus and some avocado  (Love me some good fat)

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After work I rushed home to get ready for my Beauty Bar. I was hungry at 3 so had a cheese stick and three of these bad boys 😛

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Intuitive eating is pretty awesome if I do say so myself.
(The beauty bar was a bust so I packaged up the strawberry’s for my neighbors.)
Dinner was homemade burgers seasoned with some Santa Maria Style seasoning and BBQ sauce.
Good day! Great food!
Xoxox -Arbonne Girl Dom

A Little Self Love and Self Care Goes a Long Way

Self care is not something I learned about until I was getting my MA in Psychology. As an introvert its important for me to have quiet time and time to be by myself. Sometimes this means a walk, or taking myself out for a meal, or reading. Recently I have been learning more about pampering myself with manicures, massages etc. I am on a budget so these are not common occurrences but I sure do enjoy them when I can.

I have taken the cheap route and started doing my own weekly foot spas with Arbonne’s awesome Seasorce  Detox line.

I have a white tub I fill with warm water and add the rescue wash and soak my feet for 10-15 minutes. Then I scrub my feet and legs with the sea salt scrub. Then I rinse and use the Gelee and the Cooling foot cream! SO luxurious and inexpensive.

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If you are interested in trying any of these products check them out at www.dominiquerondeau.arbonne.com