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The M Network isn’t a television channel or distribution center, it’s something that you actually need to be paying attention to, because it could boost your brainpower, your immune system, and even your overall energy! It’s not a crash-diet, weight-loss drug, and it’s not a hyped-you-up energy drink like you’d find at a convenience store. M STIKs are, as the company likes to say, “brilliant in their simplicity. A line of targeted nutrition – beyond hydration.”. Basically, M STICKs are flavor packets with a punch. They make your water feel like a treat, while in reality, you’re treating your health. As a sample, I received 3 flavor packets. One was a brain booster (pineapple), one was a GO STIK (raspberry, use for energy), and the last was COREAO (mixed berry, filled with antioxidants for immune boost). I expected these flavors to be sour. I worried that they might make me jittery or anxious. However, I actually had a wonderful experience with each drink, and I’ll be outlining that for you right now.
SMART STIK – This is the flavor that I first opened, and actually gave to my mother to try. She works in a medical records office, so she uses her brain and problem-solving skills every single day. She loves pineapple flavors, so I knew she would be a good critic for this drink. The benefits she was looking for included ability to focus, low-impact energy, and good flavor. She hates drinking water, so this had to be as good as its Kool-Aid counterparts. Surprisingly, she asked me if I had any more packets…when I said “no”, she was disappointed. She LOVED her drink, and wanted to share with some of the other ladies in the office!
GO STIK – My job is a little different from an office setting. I work in the fast food industry, so I’m constantly on my feet, on the go, multi-tasking, lifting, cleaning, cooking, and so forth. I don’t have time for grogginess or bad moods. I was looking for a drink that would stay cold and flavored in the break room, give me the high-impact energy that I need to get through the day, and NOT bother my anxiety. Some energy drinks make me anxious, which isn’t good in such a social environment, so I was looking for something that might even BOOST my mood…instead of wiping my smile away. That’s exactly what I found in this drink. The flavor stays strong and crisp for hours, even after the water has warmed up a bit. I was lighting on my feet, and kept a smile on my face the entire 8-hour shift, so I can’t complain about the results, at all.
COREAO STIK – This antioxidant boosting drink came just at the right time. There’s been a stomach virus travelling around town, and while I’m pretty sure I never actually caught it, I had been feeling pretty down and out, of late. I decided that this drink might perk me up a bit. Of course, I used it about a week after using the GO STIK, just to be certain that the effects couldn’t overlap. I still had a stuffy nose (allergies), but I wasn’t feeling as draggy or queasy, so it must have done my body a little bit of good, at least.
Did you know that the average adult human should be consuming 64 oz. of water per day? In all honesty, you probably aren’t hitting that goal. Even if you are, you’re more than likely eating salty or sodium-rich foods that counteract the water you consumed. With that in mind, these little flavor packets could be just the thing to prevent you from staying dehydrated. Each STIK is packed with a unique combination of the best natural ingredients to deliver vital nutrients to your body. STIKS do NOT contain preservatives or fillers like the drink packets you’ll find at the supermarket. So, every sip contains a bio-benefit.
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I have a relative that’s been using Shakeology and Beachbody products for a while. I’ve been seeing her pictures, videos, challenges, and updates on social media. She’s been looking really good, and I’ve been wanting to jump right in there with her, but I figured I had neither the time nor the money to enjoy such a luxury. Thankfully, a very friendly consultant reached out to me via a Facebook direct sales group that I recently joined. She offered to send me some samples of Shakeology, and I offered to review those samples honestly on my blog to thank her for her kindness, and here we are. Let’s start with what she sent me: A packet of instructions/information, a personalized thank you card, a chocolate shake mix (not pictured because super YUM), a vanilla shake mix, and a Cafe Latte flavored shake mix. In the card, she pointed out that Café Latte is her daily favorite. I had to rank the chocolate shake just a tiny bit higher, but that’s only because I mixed it with other ingredients, which we’ll discuss later. If I were drinking the shakes straight, which is surprisingly delicious, I would have to consider Café Latte my favorite, as well.
Speaking of particular flavors, let’s break down the pros and cons of each flavor. We’ll start with Café Latte, since we’ve already spoken so much about it in this post. The coffee flavor was strong, but nothing you couldn’t “shake off” (see what I did there?) with a little creamer, or even some fresh fruit, much like you would a normal smoothie or latte. Since I like strong coffee, I was a big fan of this flavor, and I could easily see it replacing my morning cup of Joe. The chocolate flavor was a bit milder, more like a chocolate pudding than an actual piece of chocolate. I spiced it up a bit by adding a tablespoon of peanut butter, a banana, and a teaspoon of honey to the blender. So, I actually had a peanut butter and banana, chocolate smoothie. Be that as it may, this was my favorite flavor of all, and I believe I could have it every morning for breakfast without feeling deprived. The vanilla shake seems to be in an entire league of it’s own. I haven’t tried it yet, but not because I’ve got a problem with the shakes. I haven’t tried it yet, because I can’t figure out what I want to mix it with! My consultant sent me a page of 30 different recipes that the vanilla mix is used in. I honestly don’t know where I want to start, although I did see something about adding strawberries that looked pretty appetizing.
So, the flavors were good. As we all know, that isn’t the difficult part to figure out. I would eat a bag of potato chips every day, if I could, because they taste amazing. Unfortunately, taste rarely ever exposes the health qualities of a food. I say rarely in the place of never, because Beachbody and Shakeology is the exception to the rule that healthy foods don’t taste good. Don’t ask me how they did it, but the masterminds behind these drinks actually made prebiotics, antioxidants, plant-based protein, and all-vegan ingredients taste like a treat from the Heavens above! This stuff is seriously good for you, that’s why I’ve included a picture of the nutritional info to let you be the judge of that, yourself. These folks have nothing to hide. I can’t attest to any real weight changes or energy changes. I’ve only tried 3 packets, after all, and they weren’t even back to back. I can imagine that with so many superfoods in one drink, you’d have to feel some sort of difference, eventually.
Normally, I end these blog posts with an explanation of where I plan on taking my relationship with the products I’ve reviewed. Honestly, I’m going to give these products a 4.5 out of 5 stars, and the only reason I’m giving them a lower score is because on their website, you’ll find typical direct sales prices. That’s not something that I’m sure I’m willing to commit to full-time, just yet. I understand that the price is lower than buying a coffee at Starbucks every morning, but I never did that to begin with. However, I do see myself purchasing this multiple more times in the future, because I don’t believe I’m going to be able to live without my Shakeology.
If you have health or fitness goals that you're struggling to meet, you need to speak with Danetta Reed Keevill! She's the Beachbody coach that coached me through my first Shakeology experience! Get into contact with her at her Facebook page. She's more than a direct sales consultant, she's a coach, a mentor, a motivator, and a friend. As Diamond coach, she has all the tools she needs to help YOU succeed! If you're interested in the product or the program, shop at her link: beachbodycoach.com/daykeevill! Pro tip: If you think the prices are unattainable, there is a way to earn 25% off all products, making shakes just under $4 each, which is certainly reasonable when you consider that they're actually meal replacements!
If you’re looking for a legit company that can make you money from home, then you’ve come to the right place. First of all, though, let’s get something straight: You cannot be lazy if you’re planning on working from home. It takes blood, sweat, tears, and a series of disappointments before you’ll finally get the hang of what does or doesn’t work well for you and your business! You’ve probably already experienced some of those disappointments in the form of scams. Scams and spam go hand-in-hand. Are you talking with a representative that sounds like a real person and shares personal stories on her own blog, or are you talking to some generic Instagram page that’s set up for nothing more than to sell products and is constantly flooding your timeline? As you can see, I’ve been running a blog for years. I’ve shared with you my health, heartaches, deepest thoughts, and most joyous discoveries. I’ve advertised my favorite products and businesses, all while supporting aspiring entrepreneurs and young artists. So, it’s safe to say that the opportunity I’m about to present to you isn’t a get-rich-quick-scheme. It’s a legitimate work from home opportunity that will not only provide you a way to make a passive income, but will also provide you with a support group like you’ve never seen before. We train each other. We win together and fail together. We congratulate and welcome one another with open arms, and we defend one another when someone tries to knock us down. If that kind of comradery mixed with business is what you’ve been looking for, then you’ve been looking for Luxury Fashions Boutique, the only affiliate program on the internet that not only provides you with an income opportunity, but also provides you with a family.
Some people get weary when they hear that this program is free to join. I like to brush aside those fears. “So, you’ll take just ANYONE?”, they exasperatedly ask. “You could look at it that way, but I choose to look at it as never turning away a serious and dedicated, yet less fortunate individual.”. After all, just because you don’t have $99+ in your pocket to spare, doesn’t mean that you’ll work any less than someone that made a $500 order on their first day just to get themselves started. In fact, those that don’t have the money to start up often work harder than those that do, because they have the ambition to reach a more stable financial condition. Then again, you have the people who have dealt with companies that are supposedly “free”, yet took their credit card numbers and ran with them straight to the mall. Luxury Fashions Boutique will never as for your credit card information or social security number during the signup process. After all, you’re about to become a part of our family, and we wouldn’t want to do anything that would make you uncomfortable.
Once you sign up and follow the instructions in your email to set up a password, your direct upline will proceed to add you to any and all free Facebook training groups and group chats. In these groups you can talk with your co-affiliates, ask questions for your superiors, find valuable tips and selling tricks, as well as gather up some gorgeous advertising material to pull your customers in! This business has only been up and running for a few weeks, but we’ve already got everything ready for you, right at your fingertips!
Once you start selling, you’ll start making 30% commission, and down on a 6-tier basis! You can sign up affiliates under you, and move up in your leadership rankings, earning you new opportunities for company advancement with each step up. All you have to do is love our products, talk about our products, and hand out your link to our products. Honestly, it’s that simple. You’ve heard about these types of programs before. They’re set up kind of like a direct sales company, but with no startup cost, and no merchandise to handle, it’s actually more like the affiliate program released by Amon or eBay, than the Mary Kay or Avon that your mom or grandmother sold when you were a child.
The most important part of the business is the products. We are a worldwide company, so we try to include a little something for everyone! We have clothes for women, men, children, couples, best friends, families, and more ranging from size small to size 5xl! We pride ourselves in staying up-to-date on the latest fashion trends, just like RoseGal, Zulily, Dresslily, RoseWholeSale, Bellelily, or SammyDress, but the difference is LFB ships their products from the United States or United Kingdom, our quality is to die for, and our products actually fit to size. When it comes to our beautiful makeup line, you won’t have to worry about any fur babies being harmed in the making of the products. Everything in our beauty section is all-natural, hand-made, and cruelty-free, which means it’s not only goof for you and your skin, it’s good for the environment, and your pocketbook! If you’re not a fashion or makeup type person, you’ll still have to fall in love with our home décor products. Whether you’re into more of a nautical look or a princess vibe, we’ve got something to suit your household needs. Pillows, wall décor, mirrors, musical boxes, and more round out our Castle section! Of course, what would a fashion boutique be without a line of jewelry? We’ve got precious gemstones, hypoallergenic metals, and design that you’ll be racing to get your hands on! Whether you like sporting the leather look, the cross chain, or the turquoise beauty, you’ll find something to match your favorite outfit and spice up your wardrobe in our shop.
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It’s difficult to find a foundation that can withstand the sweat and heat of a fast food kitchen. It’s equally as difficult to find a moisturizing face cream that actually removes dirt and caked on foundation at the end of the day. That’s why, when I received sample products from Willing Beauty, I didn’t have exceptionally high expectations. Just like any other young woman, I’d already picked out my favorite brand of makeup and began religiously buying my favorite products. I had tried other direct sales companies like Avon, Mary Kay, and others, but I never liked the way the products left my skin feeling. I always experienced a sort of “after funk” with these company’s products, and that’s the last thing any hardworking woman wants to deal with at the end of a long work day.
Although my expectations weren’t high, I was impressed with the packaging before I even pulled the products out of the box. I know it isn’t something that particularly affects the quality of the products, but it is refreshing to open up an ugly brown box to a clean, crisp, blue pattern and fresh tissue paper. The products were packaged just as neatly as the box had been set up. The bottles were a beautiful sky blue, or an ocean blue, depending on where your imagination wandered off with the color to, first. There was a gold heart on the front of each bottle, as if to say they were all made with love, There was 5 different products in the sample box, full size mind you, and I was a very happy camper.
Before I describe any more, it’s important you know that I split these products up. I didn’t think it would be very sensible to test an anti-again formula on a woman that hasn’t even yet reached her 20’s. So, I gave my mother/business partner a chance to try out the overnight serum and the anti-again formula. I, on the other hand, focused on trying out the moisturizing foundation, “Do Over” nourishing day cleanser, and other HY-5 product, the last of which I didn’t get to use all that often, because I was too obsessed with the cleanser and foundation, both of which completely rocked my E.L.F. Cosmetics loving world.
I’ve made good use of the foundation in the past couple of weeks. Actually, I wore it earlier today. I’ve worn it to work multiple times. I wore it to a Vacation Bible School cookout, and sat by the campfire the entire night. Guess whose face didn’t melt like the wicked witch of the west? THIS GIRL! It held together very nicely, and it compliments my skin tone, perfectly. At first, I was afraid the foundation was going to be way too dark. Granted, some shades of porcelain end up being too dark for my chronically pale skin. However, it blended wonderfully once I got it on my face. In fact, it blended so well that I didn’t even have to use my powder foundation in addition to it, as I had honestly expected. It doesn’t feel heavy on my skin, and it doesn’t make me feel like I’m being smothered, which is something I sometimes have difficulty with when trying out new brands of cosmetics. Plus, this foundation was actually just a tinted moisturizer, so it really helped hydrate my skin. It also had built in sun protection. Like I said before, I’m as pale as they come, so any sun protection is a good idea.
Next up on my list of products to test was the “Do Over” Nourishing Cleanser. My first impression wasn’t all that great. If I’m being completely honest, the scent lacked something to be desired. Then again, I wasn’t supposed to be testing an essential oil. I was supposed to be testing a face cream. Maybe real, working products aren’t supposed to smell like Amber Sunshine or Midnight Freesia. Maybe the entire cosmetics industry has us fooled. I say that they may have us fooled, because the product actually worked pretty well. I’m not the type to have horribly oily skin, so I can’t speak for the masses, but it did get ALL of my makeup off, and it did make me feel refreshed after 10 hours of being on my feet, which isn’t an easy task to accomplish.
As I mentioned, my mother tested the other products. The scent of the products was a bit strong for her. She’s really sensitive to strong scents, so she took the product off after a few minutes to avoid contracting a headache. However, she LOVED the way the products made her skin feel baby soft! She said that nothing had made her skin feel that soft and refreshed in a long time. It wasn’t greasy, and didn’t make her feel like she was smothering (she has the same issue as I do). It wasn’t heavy on her skin, and didn’t leave behind an uncomfortable residue.
I don’t want to keep any of you reading for too long. I know you have lives to live and you still need to save a few spare moments in order to shop Willing Beauty products at: Annette Johnson's Willing Beauty Shop Page! Or, you could keep up to date with her latest products and sales at her Facebook Page, "Willing Beauty with Annette J"!
So, I’m going to wrap this up. All in all, these products are just as useful as the stuff you’re going to be able to find at your local cosmetics store. In addition to getting an illuminating glow, you’ll also get some peace of mind that you supported a local, startup business when you buy these products. As I always preach in this blog, we should be buying from individuals before corporations. We should be supporting aspiring entrepreneurs. Especially when the prices are as reasonable as you’ll find at Willing Beauty. I’m not much of an anti-aging night cream girl, not for another few years at least, but I’ll definitely be purchasing more of that tinted moisturizer, because come on, I slay in it.