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Sarah Loumena is a mom and Jamberry Independent Consultant In Portland and Gina Buono is a mom, teacher, and Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields from my hometown of Utica, NY. Sarah and Gina share their love of their companies, favorite products for the holidays, and sweet family holiday traditions.
Pamper yourself this season! Enter to win two sheets of Jamberry wraps (excludes premium licensed wraps), and a Rodan + Fields mini facial & lip microdermabrasion paste by commenting on my Facebook page by midnight on December 13th.
Rodan + Fields® brings dermatology-based skin treatment to everyone. Originally available as a top-selling clinical skincare brand in high-end department stores, the company realized their vision could never be fully realized when confined to the department store counter. Rodan + Fields became the first prestige skincare line to exit the department store for the world of direct selling. The holiday order deadline for Fedex 2 day priority is December 21st.
Jamberry was started by three sisters in 2010, after an expensive trip to the salon they designed one-of-a-kind nail wraps that truly represent your signature style. Jamberry nail wraps are made with durable materials, so smudges and streaks are never an issue, have no dry time, and can last for up to two weeks on fingernails and four weeks on toes. There are juniors sizes for little kids as well as regular sizes. Besides the wraps, there's lacquer, their own line of Gels, and lots of amazing nail and hand care products! With over 300 nail wraps in an incredible variety of designs, you can customize, pair, and layer Jamberry nail wraps to create a look that’s all your own—all from the comfort of your home. The holiday order deadline is December 18th for standard and the 21st for expedited.
What do you love about being an independent consultant with Jamberry, Sarah?
I love making women feel pretty! We lead such busy lives, that we often don't make enough "me" time! Plus, I get to have fun parties with all sorts of women (and men!), showing them just how easy and awesome these products are! Some pampering, good laughs and girl time! What could be better?!
What is your favorite Jamberry product for the holidays?
All the products make great gifts and stocking stuffers, but our New Years glow in the dark wraps are gorgeous and amazing, and still non toxic, even though they glow! And our limited edition Now I Can wraps, where $2 of each wrap purchased this month go to the Now I Can Foundation helping children with disabilities reach their full potential and independence through therapy, make especially wonderful gifts.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I LOVE the holiday season! Spending time with family and friends, baking, watching my kids fall in love with the magic that is Christmas. But perhaps one of my favorites is a tradition that my mom and I started when I was in high school! We head downtown for a girls night for holiday gift shopping, usually a play or show, dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, and then we stay at our favorite hotel. It's such a special time for us to get away and spend together. I cherish it!
What do you love about the work you do for Rodan + Fields, Gina?
I absolutely LOVE being an independent consultant with Rodan+Fields. I am allowed to work when I want, where I want, and fit it in whenever I can in my busy life. I love helping people with their skin concerns and seeing their results from our products. I do not have to keep inventory because all orders are shipped directly to the customer.
Even though I own my own business, I never am alone because the support we have with this company is amazing! I also love that this is something so different than anything I've ever done in my life (I work full time as a teacher) and how much I am learning along the way about business, skin, and networking. I have stepped way out of my comfort zone and am so glad I did!
What is your favorite Rodan + Fields product?
My absolute favorite product is our Microdermabrasion Paste. It is a sugar and salt exfoliant that is used a few times a week in place of your cleanser. It removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. It can be used on your heels, elbows, and face!!!
Can you share a holiday family tradition?
One holiday tradition my family has is our Christmas morning scavenger hunt. After we are done opening all of our gifts, Santa leaves a letter on the tree for us to open. It has a message for each person in the family and a clue to our next hidden letter. There are usually like 5 hidden clues which eventually lead to our "big gift." It's so much fun. My parents started it with my brothers and I every year and I have continued it with my own children.
Pamper yourself this season with Rodan + Fields and Jamberry! Enter to win two sheets of Jamberry wraps (excludes premium licensed wraps), and a Rodan + Fields mini facial & lip microdermabrasion paste by commenting on my Facebook page by midnight on December 13th.
And place your holiday Jamberry orders by December 18th and your Rodan + Fields orders by December 21st!
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