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I Reside in NJ with two sons and husband. The Youngest of 5 siblings and by far the most intelligent. ha ha. I like to try and see the fun and funny side of things. Being the only woman in the house , this is an absolute must to keep any level of sanity. I love my home and family. On the flip side, meeting new people and discovering what lies in their hearts' is fascinating to me.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Real Direct Sales Encounter- Not for the faint of heart

This is the first of many tried and true encounters of a direct selling woman. If you have any to share, please comment.

I'll call this one Nightmare on Vendor Street

Standing at my Booth at a vendor fair one Saturday morning I see a gentleman approaching. He was bouncing a tennis ball with his racket as he swaggered closer to my rented 10x10 territory.

I thought to myself, "This guy looks a little paunchy, fifty something, probably married, maybe he'll bring something home for his wife" Ok, I know I was wrong for prejudging. It's just one of those human nature things.

Anyway, He walked right up to me,stopped bouncing his ball, glanced vaguely over my display and asked "This is one of those direct sales things?" "How long have you been doing this?" My teethy reply, "Yes it is. I have been in direct sales for years. Have you ever heard of us or tried these products?"

This is where it gets good. Keep reading.

He then says "Na, what do you get out of it anyway?" resumes the ball bouncing and tells me about how his wife got involved in one of these things and how he doesn't understand the whole cultish recruitment thing and how he leaves her alone about it because ""She actually believes she is doing something good for people and it frees up his time when she's busy""

So now I have to think quickly to come up with an appropriate response to maintain any level of professionalism. While In my mind I am thinking "You Pompous Ars. Get your negative self away from my space!" Well, I did manage to hold back my true feelings, which anyone who knows me will tell you that is rare for verbal myrtle over here. I did however respond by saying "It sounds like your wife and I would get along well as we share similar views and similar businesses"

Needless to say, no purchase was made or business information exchanged.

On his merry way he went most likely to shoot down the next direct sales person in line. No idea what this guy's purpose was that day nor do I know his wife. I just hope his poor attitude did not get in the way of her path to do something meaningful.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Getting Down to Earth

Undoubtedly you have heard all the rave about the"" Million Dollar Makeup"".
Better know as mineral makeup.originating in the mid 70's, thirty some odd years later it has swept the world with popularity and an exploding market.

I hear some claim it is the best coverage control, feels so natural and they will never use anything again, others claim it makes them itch or attaches itself to wrinkles and go back to liquid foundations.

I personally love my mineral powder, but I will admit I have gone through 4 or 5 brands before I found something I was completely happy with, some from very popular or pricey cosmetic lines. The truth is, I may have gotten a deal on some of them I couldn't resist so I avoided doing any research about the ingredients and why my skin was reacting poorly to them. My word of advice:

BUYER BEWARE! Here are some important tips to help you in your quest for the perfect mineral powder and how to properly use it.

First, not all mineral makeup is the same. Some contain bismuth ochychloride, talc,and synthetics like paraben preservatives and other fillers. Bismuth oxychloride is considered a skin irritant and can cause itching and rashes and in large amounts it can cause cystic acne as well.

If you are someone with sensitive skin, acne or rosacea the ingredients mentioned above in your mineral powder might be the reason you were uncomfortable in it. Even well cared for healthy skin may see an unpleasant reaction to the above.

What you want to see are Minerals like zinc and titanium which are non-irritating and have inflammatory properties. Mineral makeups containg these can have a calming effect on the skin and can be used on all skin types.

A good mineral powder will be non-comedongenic, so it won't clog pores, and it's not going to aggravate an acne condition or cause a flare-up as easily as some traditional makeups may.

Mineral makeup is also used for corrective purposes. It can be used to even out the skin
tone and lessen the redness in the skin. Perfect shading can be found for all skin types as
the colors of the makeup can be as sheer or as intense as you like.

Jordan essentials does offer a 100% natural mineral makeup.
If you have searched the world over (like me) and literally tossed foundations into the trash, Your search may be over.

The Right Choice of Mineral Make up Powder and Benefits:
-made from mineral pigments and other natural ingredients.
These minerals give long lasting lightweight coverage while allowing your skin to
breathe, unlike talc or Bismuth Oxychloride based products that can clog pores and
damage skin. Our mineral make-up contains all natural aluminum free Titanium Dioxide
and Zinc Oxide which provides a natural sun protection without irritating chemicals.

Wether you love mineral makeup or love to hate it, I would enjoy hearing your experiences with Brands other than Jordan Essentials. If you would like to try ours, I would be most happy to give you that opportunity at a personal visit with you, at a spa party or sample in the mail.

Celebrate the perfect foundation!
Kathy Miranda
-Honor the past. Live the Present. Create the Future.
All American Made bath/body/spa for the whole family
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Your Secret Garden

A conversation between myself and a networking friend arose recently. We were talking about this and that. Little business mixed with personal and a few wise cracks in between. She said something, that quite frankly suprised me. I don't remember exactly how she phrased it. It was something to the affect of "You are a great networker, always say the nicest things to people in the networks and you're so supportive. You're Nice"

Me? I thought. Nice? ha ha ha ho ho ho. I nearly fell off my chair. But it sure did feel good to hear it. My reply was exactly this "No, I am not always nice, but I do always care" How does this relate to a Secret Garden? It really is no secret and certainly not patented by me.

Let's think of our different networks of friends, warm market and cold alike. This is your garden. This is where you meet new people. This is where you build relationships. This is where you receive referrals. This is where you ultimately see results. Something Grows.

How will your garden grow?
Simplicity. Nurture your garden with CARE.
Be Sincere and Accountable in your intentions and expect the same from others. Be Involved. Build trust. Give others a chance to be on top.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
- Maya Angelou quotes

Don't Kill Your Crops

Lip service is a bad seed. Get it out of your garden and get it out quick. You'll know who constantly makes promises without sincere intentions of following through.

Negativity and Gossip. These are your Locust.
They form bands as nymphs and swarms as adults—both of which can travel great distances, rapidly stripping fields and greatly damaging crops.

Greed- one of the seven deadly sins.

Allowing or contributing these types of behavior into your garden will only hinder growth for all involved.

Finally, do not expect immediate results. Building any network, customer base, relationship, anything in life takes Care, Nurturing, Patience and many times pounds of dirt.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Complimentary Mineral Makeup Tutorial for You

I can hardly believe it is Setember 1 already. Seasons are about to change again. So much has happened over the past few months. Changes in daily life, changes in relationships, changes in career choices. Everything has a Season. I am looking forward to see and experience what new and exciting changes the upcoming season will bring for all of us.

I wanted to share this short, but informative tutorial with you. I am now using all Jordan essentials skin Care and Makeup and extremely pleased with the results.

hint: it is blue

Also please remember if you were interested in getting a chance at winning the $200 Extreme host makeover, that ends on September 25.
Call or email me for details. It's very simple and easy to do.

Here is your complimentary tutorial.


Kathy Miranda
-Honor the past. Live the Present. Create the Future.
All American Made bath/body/spa for the whole family
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