3.27.2014

You may pet my face now

Can we talk about something for a second? Direct Sales. Is it just me or do you agree that right now it feels as if EVERYBODY is selling SOMETHING. And it's not a bad thing [if you stay off of Facebook] but all of a sudden I swear if you don't sell essential oils (believer), you sell It Works! (love several of their products), if you don't sell either of those you sell Rodan and Fields (obsessed), and if all else fails, you sell Norwex (most likely my favorite of all). I am not complaining, I am just confused. Like how did all of these products just suddenly show up out of nowhere and now everybody wants, and in my case, needs them? It's most likely on my mind because last night alone I hosted a Norwex party (if you would like to place an order I would recommend starting with this set, or read when I wrote about my favorite products here. When checking out, please just select that you were invited to a party, and then type in Erin Schrader for the hostess. I hope you love it as much as I do!) I was approached about selling Young Living Essential Oils, used my Rodan and Fields Microdermabrasion Paste before bed, and then started freaking out when I realized my It Works! Confianza pills are all gone. I guess you could say I am a direct sales junkie. My husband adores this about me [also read: hates this about me]. BUT YOU GUYS, it's all so good.

Let's start with how much my skin has improved since using Rodan and Fields. I use the Microdermabrasion Paste and the Night Renewing Serum. Never before has my skin felt this soft and good. I know this only because I beg for Shawn to pet my face now to prove of it's softness powers. The best part to all of this is that I now don't feel insanely dead and disgusting when not wearing make-up [but just a little bit]. My skin looks fresh, clean, and even has a little more color to it. To prove it, I took a makeup-less photo shoot for you all. This will most likely never be done again so enjoy it while it lasts. Also, I should clarify that I did put a tiny bit of mascara and lip gloss on because without it, you would gag and I know how awful gagging is, so you're welcome.


If it looks like I have foundation, blush, or an all-natural red nose, you would be correct--I do have a naturally red nose, but you would not be correct on the foundation or blush part. And that's why I love this stuff.

One of my sister's friends sells these items and after telling her I was hooked, she said we should give one of you the chance to win some so of course I was all like "omgggggg yesssssss" because that's how I react to most things in life. Today she is giving away a "welcome Summer" package which consists of a mini facial kit, the foaming sunless tanner, and a pair of flip flops. This better mean that Summer is coming tomorrow, or else.

But before we dismiss, tell me--what's your favorite product from a direct sales brand? Lord knows I need it.

ps. if you didn't sign up for the #1800minutechallenge yet and want to, now is your chance! It starts Tuesday!

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160 comments:

  1. I haven't used a product from a direct sales brand but I really would like to try Rodan and fields. I use ROC right now.

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    1. Hi! I am the consultant who is doing the giveaway! Feel free to email me any questions you may have! jessica.siegelin@gmail.com

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  2. I LOVE direct sales products. Norwex, 31, Tastefully Simple, etc....I'm in love with them all. It's to the point where I have to pretend I don't get invited to them anymore to help curb the addiction. I've never tired Rodan and Fields, but I have horrible skin so it's worth a shot!

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    1. Hi! I am the consultant who is doing the giveaway! Feel free to email me any questions you may have! jessica.siegelin@gmail.com

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  3. Size 9! Can't wait for flip-flop weather!

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  4. Size 10!! You are friggin gorgeous girl! You need NO makeup... ever!

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  5. Advocare Spark. I went from zero energy and struggling to ready to conquer the world. Changed my world.

    And size 6.

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  6. Your skin looks absolutely amazing! Size 8 or medium!

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  7. Origami Owl, Rodan and Fields, and Thirty One are my weaknesses! I have tiny, tiny feet-- size 6!

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  8. Well, I'm biased of course, but I'm in love with everything Arbonne! Love them so much I became a consultant! Health and beauty that's been green since it was founded 35 years ago!

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    1. I am such an Arbonne groupie too; love love love their products and that they are all vegan and not tested on animals!

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  9. Usually a 7/8 or Medium

    About the only direct sales item I can think of that I buy because I can't find it elsewhere is Skin So Soft from Avon ... it repels mosquitos & I can use it to get the gunk off my windshield when I replace my registration sticker every year :-D

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  10. I'm a BC Girl - BeautiControl that is... All day, every day, in every shape and form! So yes, I'm a consultant, too. AWESOME products (new dermal filler!!! If you want Botox-like results without the needle - I can hook you up!!!!). If you haven't guess I love BeautiControl products and the business.

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  11. 7.5! And I want to try all of these products!

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    1. Hi! I am the consultant who is doing the giveaway! Feel free to email me any questions you may have! jessica.siegelin@gmail.com

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  12. Ditto to the big feet... size 10!

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  13. Everyone is selling something now days, it's crazy! I'm a size 6.5

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  14. 7.5! Great giveaway :) Stop by my blog if you get the chance.. I'm doing a spring giveaway, too! :)

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  15. Usually 7.5, but today I bought some with large platforms for my wedding reception and I hat to by a 5/6 because my feet would slide far too forward in the 7/8's!

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  16. I wear a size 6 and your skin looks great!! I've heard good things about Rodan and Fields but have never used it. I really want some Norwex stuff though!

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    1. Hey Vicki! If you want to order towards Erin's party we are closing tonight. Or if you would like some more info let me know too! I'd love to help you out:) www.stephaniebjurstrom.norwex.biz

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  17. I'm a 5-1/2 or 6!

    I've never even heard of this brand- I feel like I've been living under a rock! I'm excited to try it!

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    1. Hi Katy! Rodan + Fields is anti-aging skincare line that attacks the most prominent skincare issues and it's from the same creators of Proactiv! I am the consultant who is doing the giveaway! Feel free to email me any questions you may have! jessica.siegelin@gmail.com

      Jessica

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  19. You look amazing without makeup Erin! I'm a size 8.

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

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  20. I'm a size 8 shoe. Great giveaway!

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  21. I have never tried this brand but have heard a lot about it! I would love to try some of their skin care products. I am in my 40s now and need all the help I can get! I like to go to home parties, because I really dont get invited anywhere else;) I actually love Lia Sophia jewelry. Great products and great customer service. I wear a size 7 or medium. Thanks and blessings! Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Rodan + Fields is anti-aging skincare line that attacks the most prominent skincare issues (sun damage, wrinkles & firmness, acne, and sensitivity) and it's from the same creators of Proactiv! I am the consultant who is doing the giveaway! Feel free to email me any questions you may have! jessica.siegelin@gmail.com

      Jessica

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  22. I'd probably take an 8. Since I love to cook, Pampered Chef parties are right up my alley! I tried one of the night creams from R & F. I think that prickly roller thing they have looks so interesting!!!

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    1. Hi Amy! I am the consultant who is running the giveaway :) Our AMP Roller is amazing! It creates channels for collagen to build which in turn creates firmer, youthful skin. Partner it with our Night Renewing Serum and it's a powerful punch! It sounds like you have a consultant already, which is great! Seek her out and ask her about it--you won't regret it! Everything is 60 day, money back guaranteed. If you don't have a consultant, feel free to send me your questions at jessica.siegelin@gmail.com.

      Jessica :)

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  23. Size 8! Excited about this giveaway, I've never tried R&F products!

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  24. Okay - your face looks stunning!! You have got to be kidding me - no blush, bronzer or foundation? WOW!! I am sooooo interested. You are too cute and fun. Have a great weekend, Erin!! My flip-flop size is 8. AND lets hit this 1800minutechallenge HARD!! =)

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    1. Hi Nicole! I am the consultant who is sponsoring the giveaway! R+F has helped so many become foundation (and concealer) free! I haven't used it in 4 months and just use powder:) I am excited to get our Mineral Peptides Powder in my next shipment! Feel free to send me your questions at jessica.siegelin@gmail.com.

      Jessica :)

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  25. Daaaaang, girl. Your face looks awesome! (Not that it hasn't always looked awesome, but...you know.) I'm a size 8 in flippy floppies. :)

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  26. I'm a size 8. I LOVE R+F! Hope to win! I'm also obsessed with direct sales stuff! I sell Stella & Dot (www.stelladot.com/alyssawagner) and Younique mascara because its the best thing since uggs! www.youniqueproducts.com/alyssawagner

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  27. Thanks for sharing....I'm always on the look out for new products.

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  28. Good to know! I'm always looking for the "miracle" product out there. Love your blog!

    Size 8 =)

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  29. Ahhh I need summer! I'm a size 10 (giant feet...I know).

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  30. i've been searching for the right facial routine for years now, with no luck! still searching :)

    size 8.5

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    1. Hi Codi! I am the consultant sponsoring this giveaway and would love to answer your questions! Rodan + Fields just may be what you need and the great thing is that the risk is minimal! Our products are backed by a 60 day, money back guarantee and our return rate is less than 1%.....feel free to email me your questions at jessica.siegelin@gmail.com :)

      Jessica

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  31. 7.5 - and I need flip flops so bad :)

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  32. I've never tried any of these skin care products before, but it really does seem like direct sales are EVERYWHERE these days! (I wear a size 9) ;)

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  33. I'm a size 7. I think your skin looks amazing.

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  34. Arbonne's hair care products!

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  35. Size 9, I am so ready for flip flop season!!!

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  36. I wear a size 6.5 :) I've heard of R&F but haven't tried it - would love to see if I like it

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  37. size 6 and so ready for the season to start

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  38. I am in LOVE with Scentsy family products! So much so that I joined as a consultant almost 4 years ago to pay for my husbands custom wedding band and now have a team of 12! Amazing products that are safe and beautiful!

    I wear a size 10 :) Come on Summer!!

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  39. I agree with several other people that Scentsy is one of the products I enjoy buying. I wear a size 8.5-9 in flip flops.

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  40. I was just looking for something new for my skin! Size 7.

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  41. Erin - your skin is radiant! I haven't used a direct sales product, unless Proactiv counts. I quit using that product because it changed the color of my towels and pillow cases. I've been curious about Rodan and Fields though. Summer can't come soon enough!

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    1. Hi Melissa! I am the consultant who is sponsoring the giveaway! You bring up a great point about Proactiv....Proactiv is benzoyl peroxide based, whereas the Unblemish regimen (for acne and post acne scarring) is sulfur based. Both skincare lines (Proactiv and Rodan + Fields) were created by the same doctors, but the later is in response to the fact that many of the users of Proactiv were "out growing" it and needed an answer to other skin care issues (firmness, pore size, wrinkles, sun damage, sensitivity, adult acne, etc). So there are 4 skincare regimens in the Rodan + Fields line that attack these issues -- and they each last at least 2 months or even a little longer! I would love to answer your questions....feel free to email me at jessica.siegelin@gmail.com.....and you are right summer can't come soon enough!

      Jessica

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  42. Size 6 Flip flops:). Maybe it will be over 40 next week, and I can finally start wearing them!!!

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  43. My flip flop size is a 10. I have giant feet...

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  44. size 8.5-9 flip flop!! My feet are weird!

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  45. Size 11. Because I'm an Amazon that stands over 6-feet tall.

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  46. Hey there direct sales junkie! I definitely notice all the new products as much as you do; it's crazy but I think really great! I love supporting an "entrepreneur" who is branching out and doing their own thing.

    I sell a beautiful line of jewelry (that I don't think I've seen mentioned above) called Chloe and Isabel! Started by a woman in NYC, the pieces are super unique and all designed by in house designers in the NYC studio. If you'd like to; check out my boutique: https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/lindseyrenn

    I also have a fun little blog you might enjoy; all fashion related.....and it's new so not as great as yours; yet ;-)

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  47. Wow if you like direct sales, you should definitely know about my network marketing company which is a travel club (similar idea as Costco-- our company buys travel in bulk)

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  48. I'm a big ole' size 10 in flip flops!

    You know I just started using a toner two days ago - I've never used one in my life but this morning I was looking at my skin, fresh out of the shower, and I swear it looks 100x better - more alive, and more clear. I wonder if it was the simple toner step? Now you have me giddy to find out more about this facial stuff - your skin looks awesome!

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    1. Hi Kelly! I am the consultant who is sponsoring the giveaway! Feel free to email me your questions at jessica.siegelin@gmail.com :)

      Jessica

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  49. I'm a size 8! Also, I am obsesses with Lia Sophia jewelry. A co-worker's sister sells it and I cave every time there's a sale or special.

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  50. Size 8! Would love to try this product!

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  51. I'm an 8.5! I've heard such good things about Rodan and Fields!

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  52. Size 9 - big foot over hurr!

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  53. 7.5 Your face looks AH-mazing! My new love is All'asta! Think pottery barn meets anthropology! Beware...it may become an obsession ;)

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  54. My flipflop size is 8. I also love Arbonne, not sure if you've heard of it, but I love the way it makes my face feel too!

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  55. I've been able to steer clear of direct sales products - so far.... but I can't say it's been easy. And... Size 9 ;)

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  56. Haha this is awesome- The crazy thing is those products are all so good! I'm size 9

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  57. Flipflop size 9! I haven't done any direct sales things yet, but I'm intrigued by cAbi.

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  58. Size 9! I just ordered some Rodan & Fields and can't wait to try it!

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  59. I'm so glad we are best friends - you are so gorgeous with no makeup on. I mean really? Maybe we should be best friends. Because you make me the ugly friend.

    Hmmm. I still love you though.

    I'm a size 8.

    ALSO, Do you know if the Rodan & Fields helps with "liver spots/discoloration". Ever since having a baby, I have these horrible blotches on my skin & have tried just about everything - nothing works :(

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    1. Hi Tausha!

      I am the consultant who is sponsoring the giveaway! Our Reverse regimen is amazing for helping with hyper-pigmentation such as sun damage, dark spots, liver spots, and melasma. Feel free to email me at jessica.siegelin@gmail.com!

      Jessica

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  60. This post seriously came like, just in time. I used to lovelovelovelovelove Olay Regenerist serum but they've changed up their formula. :( I'll definitely check this stuff out. BTW, I'm a size 8.5. :)

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    1. Hi Candice!

      I am the consultant who is sponsoring the giveaway! Feel free to send me any questions you may have at jessica.siegelin@gmail.com!

      Jessica :)

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  61. The title of this post was amazing - and I'm a 9!

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  62. I wear a size 10. And I love the post title!!!

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  63. Your skin looks amazing, and you're so tan! I've never actually ever purchased anything from a direct sales company, but I'm not opposed. I'm a size 8.5 :)

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  64. HAHA! I hear ya! I sell itWorks and I figured I was just noticing so many other direct sales reps because I'm in the biz. ( think buying a shiny new car and then seeing it EVERYWHERE!) it's the way to go these days :) My Flip Flop size would be an 8.

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  65. Such a cute post! I have def saw a lot more direct sales lately. My flip flop size is a 6 :)

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  66. I want my skin to look like yours-it's radiant! I'm a size 9. ;)

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  67. Size 8!! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  68. I just started using R+F Eye Cream and love it! Going to try the reverse to get rid of some of this sun damage. Love to hear about great results. Size 10.

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    1. I am do glad you love the eye cream!! It is one of my favorites and lasts for 4-6 months! Excited for you to get started on Reverse!

      Jessica

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  69. 8 in some amazing sex on your feet Reefs :-)

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  70. I wear a size 10 1/2.. (big feet) new follower by the way. I too am in the direct sales business I sell soy candles and melter gems. I noticed about two years ago the direct sale businesses have been going crazy but some I couldnt live with out like Ace and it works. Thanks to the sponsor!!!

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  71. I can't wait for summer! I wear a size 11 but since thats hard to find a size 10 can work too.

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  72. Soo in love with your blog!! You look beautiful with no makeup :) I wear a 6.5 and would love to try these products!!

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  73. I'm a 9.5 or 9! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. You look beautiful! I'm a size 71/2

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  75. Whoo Hoo! Love this giveaway. I've been wanting to check Rodan and Fields - I've heard great things about the company. Also, curious to see if it would be a good business venture, so I would love to try their sunless lotion. Okay, now back to the topic at hand. I wear a size 7.5 or 8 flip flop! Thanks!
    oxox, Amanda

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    1. Hi Amanda!

      Harvard Business School says that an opportunity like joining Rodan + Fields comes around once every 10-15 years. I absolutely LOVE LOVE what I do and LOVE the products that I use! Partnering with the same doctors who created Proactiv has been an awesome decision!

      Jessica :)

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  76. I have very limited experience with direct sales, myself. I love Pampered Chef, but the only other one I can think of is Proactiv. I signed up to get my face all pretty-like for my wedding years ago, but had to cancel because although they say it is for sensitive skin it caused me to break out in a rash.

    So that leads me to ask, do you know if this skincare system is super sensitive skin friendly? It seems like every one I've tried hasn't been sensitive enough for me.

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    1. Oh, and I forgot to add my flip flop size. Size 9.

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    2. Kelly,

      I definitely think our Soothe regimen would be the best for you as it is designed for sensitive skin. It is gentle enough to use on a toddler to relieve Eczema flare ups, but effective enough for an adult. So many have found relief in using it. The new line from Rodan + Fields has 4 different regimens that attack prominent skin concerns: Redefine (wrinkles, fine lines, pore size), Soothe (sensitivity, facial redness, eczema, Rosacea), Unblemish (acne and post acne scarring--sulfur based not benzoyl peroxide based like Proactiv), and Reverse (sun damage, dark spots, melasma). This line is really tailored to meet needs more specifically. I just got your Solution Tool and will email you more details.

      Jessica

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  77. Size 10 :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. Thirty One would be my fav but I'm a little biased because I'm a senior consultant. And what kind of consultant would I be if I didn't share the wonderful-ness of Thirty One. Check out mythirtyone.com/mkeevers if you wanna. :) The summer catalog comes out May 1st

    Check out www.modmommymk.wordpress.com
    and subscribe/follow my blog and you will be entered to win a $20 Thirty One giftcard. :)

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  79. I love Norwex and Melaluca I love buying from my friends just feels like I'm helping someone :)
    The title of this post grabbed my attention after reading it I want to pet your face…lol.
    If I were to win I wear a size 5.5 -6 Wish me luck!
    Jessica

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  80. OMGOSH! Your skin is beautiful!! So jealous! I will have to check out those products. I am a ds junkie too! My new fave is plexus slim bc it has helped me so so much with a lot of different things. (I actually became an ambassador bc I loved it so much. : )) Will definitely check out your fave items too!

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