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An Easy Party Ready Skincare Routine

Hey friends!  I’m going to be upfront with you.  There are a lot of pictures of just me in this post.  So I hope you don’t tire of seeing my face.

But the good news is I’m going to be talking all about my face and yours in this post.

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But first I want to start with a funny and kind of embarrassing story.

Around the holidays this past year my husband and I decided to host a neighborhood Christmas kick off party.

We agreed to start the party around 4 in the afternoon thinking we’d both be home from work and school pick up by then.  Plus it would be a good time for neighbors and friends to stop by on their way home from work.

Well, turns out I didn’t do a great job planning how much I needed to get done before people arrived.  There were a ton of things left to do when the party started.

Typically this isn’t such a big deal because in an open house type setting with people coming and going, having food ready at various times is kind of a good thing.

But the biggest thing that wasn’t ready for the party was me.

When our (thankfully) kind neighbors arrived right at the party start time I was still wearing cozy around-the-house clothes, hadn’t fixed my hair, showered, or put any make up on.

I looked horrible.

And was embarrassed that I wasn’t pulled together.

Thankfully I was able to duck out and change my clothes and pull myself together fairly quickly, but I still felt awful to not be ready in time for the party.

It’s definitely one of my biggest party mistakes.

So I want to help you make sure you don’t end up in the same situation with a few beauty tips to help you be party ready.

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Party Ready Skincare Tips

If you’re planning a big party at your home or celebrating something really big you definitely want to look your best. 

The foundation for looking your best starts with the canvas you have, your skin! 

Something I’ve learned through my other business is consistent, quality skincare can really transform your skin. 

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So the earlier you can start taking care of your skin the better. 

What does that mean for you?  Maybe you start using sunscreen and an eye cream in your 20’s to prevent any skin damage.  Or maybe that means you amp up your skincare game a couple weeks before a big celebration. 

I highly recommend using a great night serum the few nights leading up to a big party. 

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Plus popping open those little blue capsules is kind of fun, haha!

I try using this in combination with my Redefine nightly skincare regimen leading up to the party.  I also use my micro-needling roller to make sure my serums penetrate my skin as much as possible. 

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So start using great skincare consistently as early as possible, then amp up your routine a few nights before your big celebration. 

After-Party Skin Solutions

If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy your party a little too much and a little too late. 

What that normally means for me is that I don’t wash my face before finally going to bed and I look tired the next day.

So to combat looking like a zombie the next day I always exfoliate to get all of the party make up off my face and do my morning skincare regimen. 

My morning skincare regimen is one I will use forever.  It helps to get rid of any adult acne, because the world is cruel and at 30 something I still have breakouts.  Especially if I’m not washing my face consistently, ahem, the night we host a party. 

But most importantly I apply a brightening under eye cream. 

It’s super hydrating to that delicate under eye skin and brightens any signs that you were up way to late.   

Doing a few of these tips help me to look great leading up to and after the party. 

What about you?  Do you have any tried and true skincare tips that help you look your best? Any favorite products?  I am really loyal to all of my Rodan + Fields products. 

I love that they all last at least 60 days, but usually more like 4 months.  And there is a 60 day money back guarantee if something isn’t working for your skin. 

If you’d like more information on getting a consistent, premium skincare routine like mine, email me.  I’d love to tell you about the Preferred Customer program where you can get 10% off and free shipping on all of your products.  

Cheers to looking your best at your next party!

*photos by the always talented Tricia June Photography 


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


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.

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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.”

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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!


Hosting a Direct Sales Party and Growing a Business

Do you have friends that are in Direct Sales?  I’m sure you do.  These days it seems everyone is trying to earn a little more, reach goals, and build an empire.  Once I started in direct sales, I had a new appreciation for anyone else that is in direct sales.  I recently hosted a party for a jewelry company. A friend I met through attending one of these parties is working her business to pay off medical bills from her son’s numerous trips to the hospital.

That’s the thing with direct sales.  Your friend that is selling is probably trying to pay for something really important, or contribute to the family so there can be more family time.  That’s been my biggest realization with Rodan and Fields, we’re all just people trying to do what’s best and we believe in what we’re selling.  It’s not about trying to get all of our friend’s money, it’s about sharing products we love and helping our families.

Jewelry DisplaySo, as I was saying, the jewelry party.  I met the jeweler through another friend and really liked how versatile the jewelry is.  You can wear things long, short, flip them around for a different color/look, it’s like getting three pieces in one!  Here’s how I recommend hosting a jewelry party, or any direct sales party for that matter.

1. Invite a Lot of People

Be sure to invite more people than you think will come.  Typically for this type of party, there is a 4 to 1 ratio.  So if you invite four people, it’s likely that only one of them is going to show up.  With that in mind, be sure to invite everyone.  Coworkers, neighbors, friends, church members, and encourage your guests to bring a friend.  It also helps to send several reminders leading up to your party.  Get them excited about the party with information on the products.

2. Communicate with the Seller

Confirm with the seller what the party will entail.  Will there be a formal presentation?  Do they need table space? Do they need any audio/visual equipment?  How long will the party or presentation be?  Typically most sellers will give you all of this information right up front, but as you’re planning your party make sure you are prepared for what they need and to make it the best possible party for them and your guests.  All we needed for my jewelry party was some table space and a short informal presentation of the jewelry.  The jeweler brought everything with her and set it all up.

Jewelry DisplayOne thing to take into account is lighting.  After the sun went down, my living room got a lot darker than I realized so I had to bring in another lamp to make sure we could see everything well.

3. Food/Snacks/Drinks

It always helps when hosting these parties to include some sort of snacks and drinks.  My jewelry party was hosted after dinner so I provided some snacks, sweets, and drinks.  I made a specialty pink cocktail since this was a girly type of party.

Drink StationFun straws are always a must!

I offered a variety of cheeses, my Perfect Little Appetizers, and some sweets.  One thing I did notice was that everyone seemed to gravitate towards the sweets.  I think maybe because my party was after dinner, people were already full and didn’t need as many snacks.  So be sure to take into account the time of your party and gear your snacks towards that.  In hindsight, having just a variety of desserts may have been better.

Cheese PlateThis fruit dip was a big success!  Everyone seemed to love it, and I could probably just eat it with a spoon!

The recipe I linked is pretty close to the one I used, except mine had two cups of powdered sugar instead of one.  Basically, it’s all sugar, but delicious!

Sweet TreatsThree easy steps to hosting a jewelry party, or any direct sales party is all it takes.  Initially you may think it’s a pain to host a direct sales party, but it’s actually a pretty fun night, and you’re helping someone grow their business.  What’s better than that?

Help share the love, if you or someone you know is in direct sales post a link to their website or products in the comments below!  A follow up post with all of their information may be in the future!  I hope your week is off to a great start!



My New Rodan and Fields Adventure

Happy Monday friends, first I want to say a big thanks to all of you that helped me to surpass my goal of 200 likes on The Daily Hostess Facebook page!  You guys rock!  I’m working hard to finish up the FREE printable party pack and I hope to have it for you guys by the end of the week!  There will be lots of goodies in there for you to throw your own celebration!

200__200__200Now, onto some equally as exciting news….I started a business!  That’s right, this blog is basically my business, but I have also teamed up with world renowned dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields as an independent consultant for their premium skincare line, Rodan + Fields!  Rodan and Fields had previously been sold in high end department stores, like Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, now it’s only available through independent consultants like me!

Rodan and Fields puts the power of dermatology based skincare in your hands, it’s like having the dermatologist in your house everyday.  Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields are the creators behind the highly successful acne treatment line Proactiv, and in 2002 they created Rodan + Fields, a suite of products specifically for anti-aging.  The products use a multi-med therapy approach combining clinically active ingredients and active over the counter ingredients to deliver the right ingredients, in the right formulations, in the right order to combat whatever skin issues you have.  With Rodan and Fields’ four different regimes you will be able to fight the signs of aging and get great skin.  You can take a quick 5 minute survey, the Solution Tool, to figure out what regime would work best for your skin needs.

Redefine Rodan and FieldsReverse Rodan and FieldsSoothe Rodan and FieldsUnblemish Rodan and FieldsI first became aware of Rodan and Fields when a good friend of mine who had similar issues with her skin started using the products.  Not long after she started, I saw visible results in her skin and was jealous of how great she looked.  I’ve always said that if I could change one thing about myself I’d change my skin.  In the past I  haven’t taken the time to seek anything permanent or gotten professional help with my skin.  Now, with Rodan and Fields, I’m finally taking the necessary steps to getting the skin that I’ve always wanted by using amazing products that work.

Now, here comes the really vulnerable part, I’m going to show you my before pictures.  Please be kind. I’ve just started using the products and can’t wait to see my progress pictures at the thirty and sixty day mark.  I literally get excited to wash my face, which has never happened before.  It’s like my own personal spa “me time.”

Rodan and Fields Before PhotosI’d love if you could help me celebrate the launch of my business by sharing this post with a friend you think would like to improve their life by improving their skin. And if you want to finally take the time to celebrate yourself and invest in your skincare, I’d love to help you.  Be sure to check out the special “Rodan + Fields” sidebar graphic to go straight to my website and learn more about the company, products, and use the doctor’s solution tool to find out what regime would work best for you (bonus, it’s FREE, and only takes a couple minutes!).

Here’s the best part, I will be giving away FIVE mini facials to those of you that go to my website and try the FREE solution tool.  It only takes a few minutes to complete.  Be sure to input your email address at the end of the solution tool to have your results sent directly to your email and so I can enter you into the raffle for a mini facials.  The raffle will end on Friday, May 6th, so ensure you find the solution to your skin needs by then!

Give It A Glow Flyer PicIf you want to learn more about how I’m in business with such an awesome company or discuss your skincare needs, contact me on my Rodan + Fields website, leave a comment here on the blog, or email me through the blog here.  I’m so excited for this journey and can’t wait to see where it leads, and with great skin too!




Celebrating everyday!