Sunday, April 11, 2010

20% of April's Scentsy Sales -Going to the Susan G. Koman Race for The Cure

My friend Coralee Flug is a personal friend of Jennifer Wealer, who's fighting her second round of breast Cancer. Her drive to fund raise comes from love and a web of people stretching across at least two countries.

Coralee’s fundraiser will continue through the entire month of April ‘2010 and can
be found here: 20% of the sales will be contributed to the cause. When you purchase Scentsy wickless candles through site only each purchase will devote funds toward Jennifer’s Army of Angels and the cure of breast cancer. You may use the party link or you may purchase as you would normally and send a note to me at then mention you have participated in the fundraiser with your name used to purchase. Coralee had the opportunity to visit with Jennifer prior to beginning our fundraiser to give us a glimpse of what she has experienced and why this fundraiser is so important to her. (Please note that Jennifer is raising funds through the Susan G. Koman 3-Day for the Cure and Coralee is hosting a fundraiser via my Scentsy products. All in support of the breast cancer cure.

Between Coralee and Jennifer Wealer a personal snip-it without editing:

When were you diagnosed?
July ‘06 & Dec ‘08 how old were you? 30/32

Tell us about your family.
I am married to my husband of 11 years, Joel. And we have 3 beautiful babies—7 yr old Jackie, 5 yr old Josie Mae, 2 yr old Jamison.

Did you find the lump in a self-exam? What advice would you give about self exams and Mammograms.

My lump, both times, were found by self exam. I believe that self exams are crucial bc we know our own bodies better than anyone else. I think we have to be in control of our care of our bodies as well. When we feel like something is not right, we have the right to care to assure ourselves it’s nothing.

Did you have family history? no

How did you feel when you found out? complete shock. at the time of my first diagnosis i was in complete shock—i had a 3 yr old & 18 mo old at home. i just wanted all the info i could get my hands on to make it go away asap. the recurrence made me angry, but also exausted bc i knew what it took to fight the first time and wasn’t sure i could do it again.

Why do you walk? my girls...i NEVER want to be on the other side with my girls. i don’t wish the pain & struggle on anyone, but especially my babies. i have had 7 surgeries—3 required a week in the hospital each—and i still have at least 1 more surgery to go. i don’t want ANYONE to experience that pain. i want to find a cure—i want to take the pain option away from all women!


*From Mindy*
Wow, that says a lot. From a mother’s perspective, what would you do? So, what can I say about Scentsy to get some of you to participate in the fundraiser? If you haven’t yet tried and you already love candles, you’ll love them. Scentsy wickless candles are safe around kids and pets, there is no open flame to knock over or forget to blow out. The scented wax is warmed from the heat a low wattage bulb- releasing the scent minutes after turning on your warmer. There are over eighty scents to choose from and numerous styles of warmers to fit a multitude of d?cor. I have enjoyed Scentsy in my home for four years and began selling Scentsy as a way to save for college for my children, and it’s working! I’m completely addicted and cannot say enough about the products. However, this month earnings will be sent to Jennifer’s Army of Angles. If you have any questions about Scentsy please ask! My Email: If you have desires of joining Scentsy please send me a note or click ‘join’ at the bottom of my website: Thank you so much for your time! Mindy Wilson My funky artwork

Get to know Coralee Flug :

Friday, April 09, 2010

Guest Blogger Cristina Corral for Pure Skin Junkie!

Please read and comment and give a special welcome to my friend Cristina Corral owner of Pure Skin Junkie
Cristina is a mother of three, a skin care product developer as well as esthetician. Herline is titled: Pure Skin Junkie and it is an all natural, highly effective skin care line which treats acne, photodamage (aging), hyperpigmentation (brown spots), Rosacea and overall skin care health without irritating the skin! Pure Skin Junkie is paraben free, SLS free, no colors or fragrances! Just 100% RAW ingredients for effective results!

Best Form of Vitamin A for the Skin

Retinaldehyde is the most exciting and well researched carotinoid (vitamina a) ingredient on the market today! For years is has been researched and applauded as one of the most active ingredients in the skin but has been too expensive to use in skin care products. Through our unique lab technology, we are able to bring to to market a patent pending liposome coated Retinaldehyde.

In our bodies we convert Beta-Carotene into Retinol, Retinol into Retinaldehyde, and then Retinaldehyde into Retinoic Acid (Retin A tm). All of these retinoids have important and proven activity in the skin in an escalating level from Beta-Carotene to Retinoic Acid, respectively. Retinoic Acid is the only retinoid that requires a prescription even though Retinaldehyde has a similar activity level. Both Retinoic Acid and Retinaldehyde are substantially more active (500 times more!) than their Vitamin A counterparts which means we can use smaller amounts to achieve desired results. The importance of this will be explained shortly.

All of the retinoids have a tough time penetrating through the epidermis because of their large particle size. One study showed that only of a topically applied retinol penetrated through the upper barrier of the skin. Therefore, to have an effect on the dermis, larger volumes are often required. Unfortunately, that means that 98 of those larger volumes of retinol are sitting on top of the skin doing nothing but working against you by irritating and over-exfoliating. The advantage of using Retinaldehyde or Retinoic Acid is that smaller amounts, with much higher activity levels, can be used very effectively.

Retinoic Acid and all retinoids are most effective in their “all-trans” configuration and that is how most Retin A™ is delivered.....The bad new is that “all-trans” retinols are significantly more expensive and by law are identified on the labels are “all-trans“....(not L-retinol AGP, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol/Vitamin A) The other bad news is that All-trans Retinol has a defect in its methodology...

Once the skin converts Retinaldehyde to Retinoic Acid, it cannot be reconverted to a form of Vitamin A that can be stored in the skin! That is why the skin converts only enough to perform the desired function and leaves the rest in the skin’s storage units in forms of Retinaldehyde and/or Retinol.

If you apply topical Retin A™, the skin cannot shut it off which results in two things; irritation from over-stimulation and over-exfoliation and a probability for the Retinoic Acid receptors to down regulate. All-trans Retinoic Acid has, by far, the most receptors of any retinoids and that is what makes it so potent. However, chronic stimulation (as in the case for every receptor in the body), results in fewer active receptors and thus diminished results over time.

All-trans Retinaldehyde is the best form possible from the above listed retinoids. In addition to having its own receptor activity, it is the immediate precursor of Retinoic Acid so the skin will convert a significant amount to that form upon application. The good news is that there will never be an over-stimulation problem because the skin regulates that conversion and uses just what it needs.

Research has repeatedly shown that Retinaldehyde has a similar activity profile to Retin A™ but with much less irritation. (practically none) That is way Retinaldehyde is safe to be used while going into the sun. It does not make the skin photosensitive like Retin A™ does. It’s also safe to use on a daily basis, again, with no side effects such as peeling or flaking skin.

If a person has discontinued the use of Vitamin A products like Retinol, Retinyl Palmatate or Retin A because the product was either non-effective OR just too irritating, they will not experience that problem using Retinaldehyde. It is the single more active, result oriented carotinoid (vit. A) with out irritating side effects!

Pure Skin Solutions’ line Pure Skin Junkie Treat Serums uses a proprietary Liposome Coated Retinaldehyde for quick penetration, dermal remodeling and little to no irritating side effects such as inflammation, peeling or flaking skin!

Organo Gold is Healthy Coffee~ a visit with Donna Abrams

I was very curious about Donna Abrams coffee and I took her advice and asked her to send me some! I must admit I love the taste of her coffees! I cannot tell them from my favorites! And to think, there is mushrooms in them? I know I’ve just simplified and I wanted Donna to tell us more.

From Donna Abrams:
The business I’m in, the coffee I drink. Organo Gold is the healthy coffee alternative. We have:
King of Coffee=Spore powder extract
Latte=Cream & sugar
Mocha=chocolate lover’s delight
Hot Chocolate=designed with children in mind
Green Tea Capsules
Soap=helps promote healthy skin(rashes,psoriasis)

All our products are infused with “Ganoderma” a reishi mushroom that has been grown in Asia for more than 4000 years. Known for it’s medicinal properties the Kings grew it for themselves knowing that it increased their life span. We encourage consumers to research Ganoderma for themselves. The taste is great! We have mixers to introduce the products to the public because the mushrooms once infused is odorless, tasteless and invisible. The health benefits are many: it boosts your immune system, increases your quality of sleep, affects weight loss and overall health. Don’t take my word for it try it for yourself! is my website for ordering or joining my business team. To get samples send in your address and I will send you some.

Donna can you tell me how you discovered your products?
Organo Gold was introduced to me by a long time friend Alisa Boutte at what we call a CJM (Coffee & Jazz Mixer). This is an opportunity to taste our products and hear the business plan.

What was the biggest attraction?

The biggest attraction for me was the health benefits that could be experienced by consuming an organic beverage.

What are some of the health benefits that you’ve noticed?

The first noticeable change was in my sleep habits you see I had insomnia issues and now I rest quite well and my night sweats have ceased. Lastly, after drinking the products for 2 months I was able to stop taking my high blood pressure medicine and yes I consulted my doctor before, during and after. There are so many personal testimonies from weight loss to cancers cured. You have to try it to join the parade.

I’m seemingly so impressed by the coffee products but there are more! Can you share with my readers what else you have to offer?

Besides the coffees, we also carry green tea and hot chocolate. For the consumer who just wants to get the power of Ganoderma without the beverages we have capsules and we’ve also introduced soap to our line of products for people with skin issues like psoriasis or general rashes.

Thanks so much Donna for sharing something about your product with my readers!!