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The Power to Empower

This past weekend my company held their annual convention.  I wasn’t able to attend in person but was able to watch the entire convention virtually.  How cool is that?  The theme of the convention was “The Power to Empower.”  I came out of this weekend so empowered that I had to share with you.  I don’t normally talk much about my skincare business on the blog, but this weekend enforced that this is so much more than skincare.

There were so many takeaways but the main two I’d love to share with you are how amazing our company is and how empowering we all can be.

The Business

Ten years ago two female doctors created breakthrough products that have completely disrupted the skincare market by creating personalized skincare regimens. Plus they use an innovative approach to get them into the hands of customers.

Through innovation, global expansion, and consumer connected commerce we have become the #1 anti-aging brand, the #1 acne brand, and most importantly the #1 skincare brand in the United States.Be the CEO of you, the power to empower, life changing skincare, best skin of your life

Innovation

This company is innovative in our products, distribution channels, and in how we give back.  Innovating new breakthrough products every year that deliver dermatological results to your home, we have been able to drive growth.  In fact, our revenue grew 84% last year, while many other traditional skincare brands were only growing 2-5%.  We were also able to reach 1 billion dollars in sales in 2016.  That’s something that doesn’t typically happen to companies this young.

Through a partnership with extremely intelligent individuals (like you and me!), the company is able to share how our products are truly life-changing.  Not only transforming skin into the best skin our customers have ever had, but also transforming the lives of those who share the products.

We’ve also been innovative in using social media to raise money towards our non-profit The Prescription for Change Foundation.  In just four days this past weekend, we were able to raise over 1.4 million dollars for the foundation.  Just incredible!

Global Expansion

I love that we aren’t just expanding globally because we can, but doing so in such a thoughtful manner.  We’re currently in three countries, the US, Canada, and most recently Australia with plans to grow even more.  The company is committed to grow to countries that have skin involved customers, people that are tech savvy, and ensuring the right products are available for the customers in that region.

Consumer Connected Commerce

What is consumer connected commerce?  When is the last time you went to Facebook to get a recommendation on a product?  You may not have realized it, but that is consumer connected commerce.  Getting recommendations from family and friends is the new normal for purchasing practically anything.

In this company we leverage social and digital tools to show real life results.  All just by sharing our stories and experience with the business and the products.  Sharing in this way delivers such a personalized touch to our customers experiences.

The Power to Empower Yourself and Others

Now, one of the most motivating parts of convention for me was hearing so much about female CEO’s, female salespeople, and how females are building a life they never thought possible by partnering with our Doctors.

It was amazing to see how many people are dreaming big and empowering others.  How do we empower others?  We can give others the gift of their own business which could create financial freedom, time freedom, or the ability to give beyond your imagination.

I’ve always dreamed of owning my own successful business, and through this company I do!  I am my own CEO and don’t have to answer to anyone else.

Be the CEO of you, the power to empower, life changing skincare, best skin of your life

I love the exercise that our female CEO did and asked everyone to picture a CEO.  Most people pictured a man in a suit.  What did you picture?  Did you know that there are only 27 female CEO’s of the top 500 US companies?  That number is far too low in my opinion.

So, I’m changing the picture of a CEO through owning my own business and sharing the opportunity for other women to own their own business too.

It’s time to stop being litter girls with dreams and become women with vision and confidence.  It’s time to start seeing grand things for ourselves.

And in the words of Oprah, “create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life. Because you become what you believe.”

Be the CEO of you, the power to empower, life changing skincare, best skin of your life

If you want to learn more feel free to reach out to me and I can fill you in on even more good stuff about this company and how to et the best skin of your life.  Either way, I hope you leave here knowing a little more and empowered to go out a do great things!

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October Party Round Up

Typically at the start of each month I like to do a round up post of ideas for parties all month long.  I’ve gotten out of the habit, you know, because I had a baby and all!  Well I’m back to it this month with lots of ideas to celebrate all month long.

October celebration round up, opal themed party, October party ideas, opal party ideas, blush and ice blue party ideasI think October is thought of for two reasons, Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So to start lets kick it off with one of those events.

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To raise awareness for breast cancer while also celebrating, try hosting a fundraising party.  Host a party, bonus if it’s a pink theme, and donate what’s raised to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

So how do you host a fundraising party?  There are so many ways!

  • Put gift baskets together and have people buy them as their party favor, donate the proceeds to your charity
  • Pass around a basket and take a collection, just be sure to include that you’ll be doing so on the party invitation
  • Do any of your friends have a talent?  Painting? Singing? Ask them to perform and charge for tickets
  • Sell memorabilia at the party and donate the proceeds to your charity

October: Opal Themed Party

October’s birthstone is Opal.  Opal is a fun gemstone full of sparkling ice blue and blush pink colors.  If you have a birthday in October it’s a great idea to throw a party with an ice blue and blush pink color scheme to celebrate your birthstone.

These are great inspiration boards for your color scheme.

Get your invitations here to carry the color scheme through from start to finish.

October 11th: International Day of the Girl

There are so many ideas to celebrate this day.  Be super girly and host an in home spa day.

Have a girls sleepover where you watch girl themed movies like Wonder Woman.  Complete the evening with a popcorn bar.

If you want to have an adult celebration of International Day of the Girl, host a “Glitter and Glam” party.  Ask all of your guests to wear something sparkly, have sparkly decor, and even add sparkles to your drinks and food.  Try this method to make your ice glitter!

October 16th: Bosses Day

You may not have a boss that you love to work for, but if you’re so lucky to enjoy your boss, why not celebrate them? Here are several ideas to give them a little treat with a fun twist on them.

Free printable donut labels are the perfect way to jazz up bringing donuts to the office and for your boss.

Or if you’d rather give your boss a little thirst quencher, try this lemonade printable.

Oct 31st: Halloween

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween besides just dressing up in costume on the day.  Make it a party all month long!

Turn your bar cart into a spooky drink station this Halloween with a few of these tips. Click through to see!Set up a Halloween bar cart for happy hour throughout the month.  You can get all the details on the one I set up last year here.

You can also spread the celebration to your neighbors by giving “boo baskets.”  If you’re unfamiliar with what that is or how to do it, stay tuned because I’m going to be sharing all the information you’ll need in an upcoming blog post.  Plus, I’ll be offering a free printable to label your boo basket.

What else are you planning on celebrating in October?  Did any of these ideas inspire you to throw a party or spread some celebration?  Tell me in the comments below!

I can’t wait for you to see all we have planned this month here at The Daily Hostess!

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Follow Friday: Party and Celebration Instagram Accounts

It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!  Please tell me you also sang that when reading it? If not, I hope you have a great Friday anyway and have fun plans for the weekend.  My husband and I are actually going to have a date night tonight to celebrate our anniversary and I’m pretty excited!

Before we can get to that though, we are going to talk social media, specifically Instagram.  While I personally spend more time on Facebook, Instagram is such a great place for inspiration.  My biggest problem, however, is that I don’t know where to look.  If you’re in the same boat, I rounded up a few accounts that I follow and thought I’d share them with you.  They are mostly party and celebration accounts that I’m loving right now.

I’m loving this new IG account and her blog. You have to check it out!  To Have + To Host is not only fun to look at, but the hosting tips she provides are so on point!  I also love her tradition of a “Grandma’s Dinner.”

Party and celebration instagram accounts, confetti, party, hosting, and cake instagram accountsParty and celebration instagram accounts, confetti, party, hosting, and cake instagram accountsHost To Perfection pretty much has a perfect Instagram feed plus lots of amazing hostess tips.  My only question is when are they going to start a blog?

Party and celebration instagram accounts, confetti, party, hosting, and cake instagram accountsWho knew fake cakes were such a big deal?  I love the inspiration from all of these designs.  Take this idea a step further and invite friends over to decorate fake cakes.  It’s a great way to practice cake decorating techniques.  Confection Deception’s feed will have you wanting to eat even the fake cakes.  You can even purchase them here.

Party and celebration instagram accounts, confetti, party, hosting, and cake instagram accountsParty and celebration instagram accounts, confetti, party, hosting, and cake instagram accountsI couldn’t love the name of this blog and Instagram more!  Just Add Confetti is such a fun place for party ideas and free printables.  Her Instagram feed is full of color and her kids are the cutest!

Party and celebration instagram accounts, confetti, party, hosting, and cake instagram accountsThis last feed isn’t necessarily party or celebration related at all, but it’s so fun to scroll through.  I can find myself on this feed for waaaaaaay longer than I need to be.  If you like anything on HGTV then you’ll want to buy up all of these old houses and start renovating.  Cheap Old Houses is such a unique idea for an account.  How could you not want to buy them all?

Party and celebration instagram accounts, confetti, party, hosting, and cake instagram accountsI hope you found some eye candy and fun new accounts to follow.  If you haven’t already, follow me on Instagram here.  I post a lot of things there that aren’t on the blog so it’s a fresh, new, fun place to look through.

Have a great weekend celebrators!

 

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Celebrating everyday!