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I’m excited to finally be typing this for 2 big reasons! First of all, this is the first installment of the much-anticipated Direct Sales Series!! As you may or may not already know, I’ve made it my mission to buy a product from a direct sales representative on each payday (biweekly) in order to support small and local businesses and entrepreneurs. Repeat companies are welcome, so if you’re an Acti-Labs representative or you happen to see your company in an upcoming post, never fear! You are still eligible to participate, just drop your link in the comments below and I’ll take a look at your products as SOON as I get the chance. Bonus points if you show my blog some love! (Thank you in advance, by the way.) Second of all, I’ve finally found the time to sit down and write this review for my new FAVORITE hand cream, which I happened to have purchased from Acti-Labs. I’m reviewing it as a foot cream, because it’s quite the multi-purpose skincare tool, but it’s good to use wherever you’re needing a little bit of rejuvenation! Also, I’ve already put in my order for Younique’s lip stain, which should be here sometime next week for me to review, and I’m super excited about that as well, so keep your eyes peeled! All of these reviews are going to be based on a 5-star scale. The first star is based on affordability, the second on the quality of the intended use, the third on whether it has any additional uses, the fourth on the quantity and shelf life, and the fifth is based on the customer service that accompanied the product. Each star will either be added as a full star, a half star, or no star.
Alright, now let’s get down to business. A little backstory: I posted in a direct sales group with an inquiry for a great foot cream that could save my poor little footsies from the monster that I’ve recently encountered called “the fast food business”. Basically, I explained that I’m on my feet anywhere from 4-8 hours a day, depending on my shift, I’m walking on concrete constantly, and I’m being forced to wear non-slip shoes…which I’m going to tell you more about in an upcoming blog post (go figure!). However, I’m not used to this type of activity. Sure, I love to walk and run, but I would take frequent breaks, run on softer grass and dirt, and only wear my running shoes for 2 hours max. As a consequence of this, my feet have been drying out, cracking around the heel, and throbbing with pain after (as well as annoyingly in the middle of) every single shift. I needed relief. So, I posted my inquiry and got upwards of 200 replies! Obviously, I couldn’t click through each individual one, so I read the ones that I could manage to make time for, and eventually bought a hand cream from an Acti-Labs representative that I figured would just have to be good enough, because honestly it was the most affordable at the time. Which leads me to my first kudos:
This hand/foot cream is affordable! I’m giving it a full star for affordability. Most people have this misconception in their head that direct sales products are always expensive, when that’s simply not the case for all companies. I bought this hand cream for a total of $10.00, and that’s including the shipping cost! That’s comparable to Wal-Mart or Target prices. It’s not what you would expect to pay for a top-of-the-line hand cream. When I say top-of-the-line, I mean exactly that! This is a dermatologist formulated, French designed hand cream. It doesn’t come out of a perfume shop, it comes out of a lab, hence the name, and it actually works wonders! Like I said when I first used it “This isn’t a hand cream, it’s a miracle”. So, a full star for the intended use. Also, we’ll give it a full star for additional uses. I mean, it’s technically a hand cream, but look at the results it gives my feet after just 1 application!
The heel and the sole of my foot (which I put the most pressure on) are VISIBALLY smoother!
I’ve been using this cream every day for about 2 weeks now, and I still have half a bottle left. That means I would only need to buy one bottle a month. At $10.00 per month, I’m not going to complain, especially when it makes my feet feel so much better. If for some reason I do run out (even I forget to schedule things…oops), it wouldn’t take long to receive another bottle! This one arrived in less than a week. I was just as impressed by the shipping speed as I was by the price, before I even opened the box! Since the rep was friendly and the box arrived quickly and intact, I would be crazy NOT to give this product, seller, and company a 5th star. This was truly one of the best experiences I’ve had with the purchase of a skincare product, and I WILL be ordering again!
If you’re interested in ordering some of this fabulous hand cream from the same sweet lady that I did, just follow the link below. Don’t forget to check out the rest of her store as well. She sells a lot more than hand cream, for sure!
If you want to enter your name onto the list of direct sales representatives that I’ll be sifting through bi-weekly, please fill out the short form below! It’s completely FREE, you get EXPOSURE, and a for-sure SALE!
Visit any Facebook or Pinterest page dedicated to natural remedies and you're bound to see the words "essential oil" once or twice. Your first thought when you see those words is probably something along the lines of "Oh, like lavender, mint, or rose oil. These oils smell good!", and while that may be true, there is an entire world of essential oils, aromatherapies, and natural healing practices that you've yet to unlock. The odds are, you won't get the highest quality, most accurate and professional advice from on online forum. So, if you're really interested in how to improve your quality of life through the natural oils that are derived directly from the world around you, the most logical route would be to consult a professional.
Now, raise your hand if you know of any professional Aromatologists in your area. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that your hand is still in your lap, correct? That's what I thought. Even if you do know of a certified individual that could teach you everything you need to know to begin dabbling in the world of essential oils, do you really want to leave the comfort of your own home, and wouldn't you much rather learn at your own pace with an instructor on hand to assist you when you get confused? Exactly, anyone can see that's a much more convenient option.
Maria Hansford is a certified Aromatologist that has recently put together an e-course to provide you with trustworthy information on essential oils in a comfortable and supportive environment. The course is simply titled "Healing Aromas", and it covers a wide variety of essential oil information. You'll be provided with Skype sessions, printable charts, and so many facts that you'll be thankful this course is broken down into multiple lessons.
As you advance through this course, you'll discover valuable information that will last a lifetime. Questions such as "What should I look for in a high-quality essential oil line?" and "What oils should I be using as a part of my daily routine?" will be answered at the click of a button. Furthermore, if you've been wondering whether essential oils could help ease the symptoms of a specific health condition that you or a loved one have been forced to battle, this guide will list some benefits for various conditions that you may find very useful, and hopefully also very healing.
The statement that stands out most to me on the home page of the course, itself, is a statement made by the creator of the course, Maria Hansford. You can tell that she has put an abundance of time, energy, and though into this course just in the way she talks to her readers. "“Healing Aromas” is more than just a course. It’s a partnership, where you have information and references, but the ability to open up conversations, ask questions, and share the stories of successful therapies. I look forward to seeing you inside!" She not only seems to be excited about helping you along this journey, she seems to be fully supportive and ready to face any battles that you might encounter along the way, right by your side.
If you're interested in this course, you'll be happy to know that there is currently one free trial lesson. I have no doubt in my mind that you'll enjoy this course, but if that isn't the case, you're under no obligation to stick around for the entire thing, because you've got a sample waiting on you RIGHT NOW!
Visit this link to view your sample lesson and (possibly) enroll in the course: https://coursecraft.net/c/healingaromas/splash
If you’ve ever dealt with a chronic illness, you know how debilitating it can be. The pain, the other serious symptoms, the worries that come along with it all, after a while it can really begin to put a strain on your everyday life. Lupus is one of these chronic illnesses, for which we unfortunately have no cure. Lupus became a big topic of discussion recently when Selena Gomez decided to speak out about her struggle with the disease. Her symptoms became severe enough at one point that she was forced to take a break from her career and admit herself into a rehabilitation program. Obviously, the average American, or world citizen for that matter, can’t take off months of work at a time to focus on themselves and their own wellbeing. It’s a sad, but true fact.
The good news is that while there is no definitive cure for the illness, there is a medication that can help relieve the symptoms and make it easier for individuals to live out their normal daily routine without too much interruption or distraction. This medication isn’t some random herb that your grandmother suggested you try that may or may not work. This is a clinically proven, FDA approved, medical professional supported medication that can bring you the real relief you’ve been looking for.
This medication is called LupuFree, and it has been backed by numerous universities and other notable organizations. The Mayo Clinic, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The University of Copenhagen, and numerous other facilities agree that this dietary supplement is safe, practical, and improves the patient’s quality of life by reducing their pain, flare ups, and other symptoms.
According to the LupuFree website: “LupuFree works by reducing the number of B cells in your immune system that can make lupus active. Our ingredients have been clinically tested and show phenomenal results on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune conditions. Clinical trials show that taking LupuFree with other lupus treatments is far superior in reducing lupus symptoms than taking other treatments alone.” That’s a promising premise, and something that I believe my readers should look into if they are suffering with, or know someone who may be suffering with, the symptoms of Lupus.
Are you wondering if there’s anything better to prevent your symptoms? You might as well end your search right now, because LupuFree is the only supplement guaranteed to dramatically reduce lupus symptoms and flare-ups. After being named the 2016 supplements award winner, and offering a 60-day risk-free trial to anyone who orders their first bottle of LupuFree, there really isn’t anything to lose! Yes, researchers are working hard to find a cure for Lupus, but no, you don’t have the time to wait for that cure. If you have to live with a chronic illness, you might as well make it as enjoyable as possible. The quickest, simplest, and only scientifically proven way to get back to being yourself is to try LupuFree. It could change your life for the better.