Black Velvet Off Shoulder Blouse and Choker Fall/Winter 2018

Hey friends!

As you know black is a staple in every closet!  So naturally when I saw this blouse I had to have it!

My favorite feature of this blouse in the showcasing of your collarbone!  Such a beautiful, feminine neckline!  I also love that you can actually enjoy a wonderful meal in this blouse and not worry about being constricted!  Face it ladies LOL we all suck in at the waist LOL!

But you don’t have to with this one!  Very flattering yet roomy!

A perfect partner to the Velvet Choker with Lux Look of Garnet Charm! $14.99

Click Here to check it out!

**Elastic Band around upper sleeves for secure style.

**Polyester/Spandex.

**Machine Wash, line dry.

**Imported.

**Center Back Length: 20.5″ on medium; 21.5″ on 1X

Available in sizes Small to 3X

$39.99

Contact me for yours today!

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Freedom as an Entrepreneurial Mom

Hey moms~

I was inspired to share this blog post following a few hardships this week as a mama!  I quickly recognized the blessing and the beauty in the freedom I have on so many levels as a mother in business.  Yes, it is true you can experience joy in hardship, if you choose to see it the blessing in it.

Late July I went to my National Convention with my company, New Avon LLC.  It was a whirlwind of amazing experiences, and unforgettable memories.  One moment I was on stage (the biggest stage I’d ever been on, even as a competitive dancer who spent many years on stage) with some major industry experts.  What a huge honor.

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The next minute I was in a huge audience graced with thousands of brilliant business owners.

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Then shaking hands and speaking with Barbara Corcoran, or taking selfies and chatting backstage with Rascall Flatts!

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Then backstage with the fashion models before we took the stage, modeling the new Holiday line up!

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Honestly, there were so many incredible experiences I could never share them all.

My point in sharing this with you is to illustrate the true life of a mother as an entrepreneur in the Beauty Industry! 

After so much inspiration and excitement, I drove 9 hours home.

When I arrived home everyone was waiting for me, at yes midnight.  Gabriel, my 6 year old, Elijah, my 2 year old, and my husband, Justin.  We exchanged many hugs and kisses, and all went to bed.  The next morning we were at the doctor with Elijah, who had turned very ill.

Long story short…. I was bandaging and re bandaging day in and day out with a 2 year old.  I accentuate 2 year old here because if you’ve ever dealt with bandaging or bathing a two year old…. it is quite eventful, similar to wrestling a head strong goat.  LOL Trying to keep him from reopening the bandage and making the situation worse…. good luck reasoning with a 2 year old who doesn’t understand, its best to let it be…..

This went on for about two weeks, administering medicine religiously throughout the day!

Meanwhile, my 6 year old had to stay overnight in the children’s hospital for further testing, with my husband.  So of course we are running around at the wee hours of the day and night.

Among all this….. still doing 1:! with my team, group meetings, sales events, customer outreach, and deliveries, management of all social media platforms, marketing, and advertising, etc..

Let’s not even discuss, the laundry, grocery situation, meals, extra curricular activities, my husbands schedule, the two dogs (1 being a puppy still training), and definitely let’s not talk about the overall state of the house!  Wait did I even mention self care?  Did I even shower those two weeks?  Hmmm it’s a blur!

With so much turmoil going on around me I remember sitting on my front porch late one night with a glass of white wine just trying to breath.  That is when I realized how blessed I truly was.

I reflected on a time when I was driving 6 hours to, and 6 hours from every week into Manhattan for a career I loved so much, it was a dream of mine, but sobbing as I drove away every Sunday night. I thought, what if I was still in that role, who would have nursed Elijah back to health and ran Gabriel back and forth to all his highly important appointments?  What would I have done?  Would my boss allow me the time?  Could I have juggled this with work?  Would I have been fired?  Will this effect my performance bonus?  Which in turn would have effected my family?  How would I have gotten through this had I not had my own home based business?

I am so blessed to have the freedom in my business and personal life to manage my own business around what matters most to me, my family.  I can have setbacks in business, but certainly that is easier to swallow than hardships in my family that I would have been unable to tend to working for someone else.

I remember making one of the hardest decisions of my life, walking away from my so loved career, to take a leap of faith and build my own empire.  Although I was scared, although I was nervous, I truly never had doubt.

I chose my faith over my fear, and remembered the strongest girl I know, me.  I remembered what I was capable of, and I WENT FOR IT.

So the images below illustrate the rue mama working her business from home, that same dolled up model you saw grace the stage…. LOL #hotmess

To experience the same freedom, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

Beauty from the inside out!

Hey friends!

We all know a great highlighter is always a fabulous addition to any beauty routine…. but what if you could enhance your “Glow” with an all natural #HealthandWellness product like Espira! Too often we focus only on adding makeup to a neglected canvas… Are you truly caring for your skin? Do you know what it means to take care of your skin? Let me help you! Beyond amazing #beautyproducts it is so important to 1. have a skin care regimen (beauty from the outside in). Start with a cleanser that is best fit to your skin type, and lifestyle! My go to : ANEW Clean #Refining Daily Scrub! Then identify your areas of concern… Sun spots? Fine lines and #Wrinkles? sagging skin around the jaw line? Deep set wrinkles? Dullness? Loss of firmness? This is where you will identify your targeted treatment, like a serum! My go to… ANEW Vitamin C #BrighteningSerum, and ANEW Power Serum! Then identify the best moisturizer again for your skin type and lifestyle both Am and PM! My go to: AM: ANEW #Vitale Day Cream, and PM: ANEW Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Créme! The skin around your eyes is the most delicate! Do not neglect this area! Fight the crows feet! Always have an eye cream! My favorite: ANEW #Clinical #EyeLift Pro Dual Eye System!

Let’s take it up a notch and treat our skin with “#Beauty from the inside out!” Your lifestyle may also be aging you! Are you getting enough #vitamins and minerals? Daily Essentials? Hydration (more water and less caffeinated beverages)? Restful sleep? Check out my favorite Health and Wellness Line, the all natural #Espira! My go to for my beauty routine: Espira Beauty Inside & Out System, Espira #Women’s Daily Essentials, and Espira #Restful Sleep! Check it all out on my website, and enjoy 10% off your first order with code WELCOME10! ❤

Browse all Espira Health and Wellness products here!

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The Relationships Built In Network Marketing

I was so inspired today I had to write this post…

#Networkmarketing is not solely about selling a product….

Days like today and so many are about creating and nurturing #genuinerelationships. It’s about genuinely caring about the person in front of you and finding out who they are, what motivates them, what their passions are, what makes them tick, what their favorite things in life are, and and so much more. It is a #relationship business, It is not about lipstick 💄

The sales will come once the relationships are formed…..

If it wasn’t for my business, and independent #AvonRepresentative none of what I am about to share with you would be possible.

Here in #bermuda I met some amazing #women and men in my #business that I would never have met without being in this business.

By taking a genuine interest in the women I spent time with today I learned the following.

From left to right:

My sweet friend Ann Fritz is an amazing mother of twins! A boy and a girl and her absolute best friend of twenty years brought her into this business. Anne has achieved so much in life and in her business! She is also clearly more coordinated and athletic than any of us! #supermom

Tara L Erwin-Grna is truly One of the kindest women I have ever met! We shared some amazing stories that I will forever carry with me! What an amazing, strong, resilient person you are Tara! She is a #Zumba instructor, and always lights up the room!

Natasha Lightner is the worlds tiniest dynamite…. She is a tough little lady, and one heck of a business women! I found out she has a soft side lol she is as warm as they come…..She also has two beautiful boys just like me!

Then there’s me …. which you all know 😁

What we share In common is that we all came from #corporate America. We are women, friends, mothers, wives and #entrepreneurs trying to build our own #empire.

We love the #freedom and #independence our business has given us!

My favorite part of these photos….. they show #sisterhood, unity, and above all leadership.

Leadership is not a title, it’s not how much money you make or how many trophies 🏆 you have #leadership is a way of life, and who you are from the inside out.

We must always be cognoscente of how we impact those we encounter.

Be #happy, be #proud for others when they are winning, and lift them up when they are down. #Empower those that can’t seem to find the #potential you so vividly see in them. #Inspire those that are stuck. Role model #strength when people and things come in their path……

Be kind, be #constructive, be just enough tough and gentle to drive #momentum. Light the fire 🔥 within them not under them…..#Lead…….

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Cruisin’ Like a Mom Boss

 

The road isn’t easy….. but it’s worth it…. I think back on many of my hardest obstacles SO FAR IN LIFE… which I’ve illustrated some in my blog… www.beautifulleapoffaith.com ..now I know I’m only 30 and there is many more to come in my #blessed time here on this earth 🌏 and honestly I look forward to even the hard times…. because what’s come out of each experience good or bad is growth…. I think back on my most #influential moments like giving birth to my two little angels…. Gabriel and Elijah….. was it easy having two babies naturally lol … NO …. but look what I’ve gained. My children are my entire world…. not only did I experience a Love I never imagined I become the best version of myself and now here I am …. on a cruise in Bermuda…. was never in my field of vision…. on a simple decision I made to stay home with my babies I’ve never missed first, first words, or any important milestone with my babies….. that so many unfortunately don’t get to experience….. was it easy? Is it easy? NO …. but it’s worth it! The road to #success isn’t suppose to be easy…. if it was easy there would be no growth…. there would be nothing to work for… 

 

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