Every year in January I choose a “theme” for the New Year. A word or phrase I want to focus on or improve all year long. Normally I spend most of January trying to come up with the theme – something that really just resonates with me and where I am in life and business. Today however something struck me so hard that I realized in that instant it had to be my Theme for 2014. Here is how it all happened:
Do you know what today is? Today is exactly two weeks until Christmas Day! Are you ready!?? If you are like many Americans the answer to that question… is “no.” According to survey data from PriceGrabber® ‘s fourth winter holiday shopping survey, 41 percent of consumers have not yet completed their holiday shopping. I am in that 41% but I am finishing up my shopping with the help of Independent La Bella Baskets Consultant LaQuisha Bailey.
Since 2009 La Bella Baskets has been sending baskets of smiles nationwide for every occasion. From Christmas gifts to Baby Showers, La Bella Basket has the perfect product to fit your needs. Each La Bella Gift Basket is full of the finest quality products, packaged together beautifully.
I received the Holiday Cheer Basket to review for the Diva Holiday Gift Guide. Not only was it beautiful, but everything in it was absolutely delicious. The Holiday Cheer Basket included:
- Gourmet Coffee
- 1.9 oz. Asst Chocolates
- Smooth and Melty Holiday Petite Mints 4 oz.
- 4.4 oz Angelina’s Shortbread Butter Cookies
- Holiday Caramel Corn 2 oz.
- Stone Wheat Crackers
- Festive Holiday Santa Decoration/Plant Pick
- Red Holiday Wicker Tray
My favorite part about La Bella Baskets is the presentation. Everyone knows I am a stickler for the “little things” being so important. My Holiday Cheer basket was put together beautifully, wrapped perfectly, and the Santa was so pretty – it immediately found a forever home on my Christmas Tree. La Bella Baskets would be perfect for long distance family and friends, corporate gift giving, or even surprising a friend next door with a huge basket of love.
Check out LaQuisha’s website for everything La Bella Baskets has to offer – including amazing gifts and an equally amazing business opportunity – and order before December 16th to guarantee Christmas Delivery to your loved ones!! Be sure to also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for amazing basket ideas and specials all year long.
Independent Lia Sophia Advisor Carol Wilhelm sent in the beautiful Silver Ibiza Necklace for the 2013 Diva Holiday Gift Guide. The Ibiza Necklace is an adjustable length necklace (34”-37”) and is the perfect stand alone piece or layering piece. Small clusters of silver circle charms dangle while large textured oval links create the perfect mix of fun and flirty.
I love the ability of layering this necklace with other Lia Sophia pieces like the Jasmine Necklace or the Panorama Necklace and the Mirror Image Earrings for a perfectly put together look for daytime meetings or a night out on the town with friends or that romantic date with your husband. By changing the length of the necklace you can wear the Ibiza Necklace with different neckline tops and or layer them with different length pieces. I wore it to an outdoor concert with a simple black top, jeans and boots. Everyone loved how much it sparkled.
When we received the Ibiza Necklace for review at the Party Plan Divas office my assistant was quick to tell me about something neat she had learned recently when attending a Lia Sophia party that I had never heard or thought of. Using the longer necklaces, like the Ibiza you can create a unique headband of sorts using the necklace and a simple hair tie! I was speechless and was excited to learn that new way to wear all the beautiful pieces I have, and so was the Teen Diva at home. I personally love the Ibiza because it is a classic piece that goes well with any outfit and it’s not overstated nor understated.
For over 40 Years Lia Sophia has provided jewelry with an unsurpassed quality that has been exclusively designed and is backed by a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. With the affordable prices and quality pieces seen on celebrities, in magazines and even on your friends, Lia Sophia is a great choice for your jewelry pieces.
As a family owned company Lia Sophia is proud to have a foundation for business built on value, style and sisterhood and becoming a Lia Sophia Independent Consultant provides you with the opportunity to live your dreams, create a household income and empower other women to not only look great but feel great too.
Check out everything Lia Sophia has to offer by checking out Carol’s website.
You are YOU-nique, there is no question. But one thing that all of us women have in common – we want to look and feel our absolute best. That is the story behind Younique, an innovative new direct sales company featuring beautiful bold make up and skin care products. Their mission to uplift, empower, validate and ultimately help build the self-esteem of women around the world is the driving force behind their remarkable team of Independent Presenters like Anna Marie Martin. Younique specializes in providing high-quality, mineral-based, natural cosmetics while avoiding the use of harmful ingredients and cheap fillers. I was so excited to get a chance to test our Younique’s products after hearing about this up and coming business for months and I all I can say is… It was love at first lash.
Independent Younique Presenter Anna Marie Martin sent me Younique’s infamous 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, along with my choice of two Mineral Pigment Eyeshadows. Now I love playing with makeup and between the two Little Divas and I, we have a pretty impressive lot of makeup… however once I used the Younique brand, I was instantly a loyal fan.
I recently got contacts and just for fun decided to get a couple sets in color. I have had such dark brown eyes my entire life that I wanted something to lighten them up. The very first time I wore them was the day I was to review my Younique products… here are the results.
I decided to compare the mascara I have been using for months to the Younique 3D Fiber Lashes and the difference was incredible. There was no question which one gave me more length and fullness.
I was totally hooked and all day long everyone kept saying “oh my gosh your eyes!” I even shared on Facebook and a few friends of mine went bananas asking where they could get some. To be honest I do not know how I am ever going to be able to leave the house again without wearing Younique’s 3D Fiber Lash Mascara.
Packaged in two separate bottles, the Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers are used together to enhance and magnify your OWN lashes. Watch your lashes transform into something you only dreamed of! A 300% increase in thickness and volume to your lashes while still looking completely real and natural. Potentially “mood-altering” 3D Fiber lashes will quickly become your favorite makeup accessory! Water resistant, yet easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser.
I also loved the Mineral Pigments which I ordered in “Sexy” and “Confident.” I love that the names are exactly how the colors make me feel. The color goes on so easily and lasted all day long – which normally doesnt happen on me. I was super impressed.
Younique is the first direct-sales company to market and sell almost exclusively through the use of social media. Their pioneered Younique Virtual Parties bridge the huge world of social media and the traditional home-party business model. A Younique Virtual Party has no limits to your reach or who you can invite. This makes it so the traditional home party is not even necessary unless you choose to do it. Younique provides the innovative and interactive tools and invite you to tap into your own resources and connections that you already have. You can run a successful business from the comfort of your own home without ever having to physically have people in your home.
You can check out everything Younique has to offer on Anna Marie’s website, and enter to win your own 3D Fiber Lashes plus two Mineral Pigments of your choice below!
If you are ready to experience a unique way to pamper yourself with quality spa products, massage items, perfumes, jewelry accessories and luxurious lingerie as well as romance enhancers then look no further than Cloud 9 Parties.
Cloud 9 carries the most sought after intimacy enhancement products including novelties, lotions, lubricants, lingerie and role play outfits and shoes as well as a complete line of products that were designed specifically for men. Founded by Crysti Sheldon who has had two decades of party plan industry experience as a sales leader is excited to bring her vision for a unique and cutting edge romance party plan company.
Because Cloud 9 Parties has a broad product line to appeal to a broad spectrum of consumers with their boutique style shopping experiences. Independent Representative Robyn Burzynski sent in some of their great spa body products for inclusion in the 2013 Diva Holiday Gift guide for review. The Pink Poodle Luxury Boutique line includes several products that provide a wonderful spa like experience in the comfort of your own home.
Indulge your senses with this Pink Poodle giftset. Included is the refreshing Satin Rain mist, moisturizing Satin Touch lotion, and shimmering Brilliance edible body dust. Scented with our signature Sugarpop scent.
The Brilliance Shimmering Body Dust provides a brilliant glow and attracts with pheromones but also has a delectable sweet sugarpop flavor for your lover kisses. the Satin Rain Body Spray and Satin Touch Body Lotion both have the same signature sugar pop fragrance which is amazingly delicious smelling. The Satin Rain spritz is a great hydrating spritz you can use all over your body and the Satin Touch is great used as a layered product or on it’s own. The Satin Touch Body lotion is also infused with pheromones.
These three products even come in a gift set package which offers a ten-percent savings when purchased together. The Brilliance Shimmering Body dust, Satin Rain Body spray and Satin Touch body lotion can also be mixed and paired with other products from the Pink Poodle Luxury Boutique line such as the After Glow sensual massage oil candle, or the slightly naughtier Fancy Pants & Sweet Tooth products.
Becoming an Independent Cloud 9 Representative will allow you to make your own hours, and earn one of the highest party plan industry commissions available. With the ability to build a team and earn a residual income as well as providing quality products to your customers and a Company Paid hostess rewards program it’s hard to find a company that can top the opportunity that Cloud 9 parties can provide. Check out Robyn’s website for more details on Cloud Nine Parties and enter to win a Be Beautiful Giftset below.
Established in Philadelphia in 1989, Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry, by founder Dr. Traci Lynn has, over the more than 20 years, sold high-quality yet affordable fashion jewelry pieces through a direct sales and wholesale network platform. Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry is presented to customers via Independent Consultants by way of home/office shows, personal shopping meetings and catalog orders.
Becoming a Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry consultant offers a professional opportunity to work your business as little or as much as you and your schedule can accomodate. Your success is assisted in company motivation and training as well as networking with other Traci Lynn consultants nationwide.
Independent Traci Lynn Consultant Coretta Campbell sent in two beautiful pieces for the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Talk about BLING! I love the adjustable ring, it fits so comfortably on any one of my fingers and looks AMAZING. The chunky style really makes it a conversation starter and a focal piece to my look. The coordinating necklace really makes this a great set that I can take to a night look by adding the necklace to a little black dress outfit and heels and I’m ready for a romantic dinner date with the hubby or a girls night out.
With such a great assortment of pieces offered by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry I know that I can take these pieces and mix and match them with other pieces offered to get really unique looks and show off my individual style. In perusing the catalog I lost count of the number of pieces that would look great mixed up with these two pieces. I love that about their product line and I think you will too!
Check out Coretta’s website to learn more about Traci Lynn Fashion jewelry!
During the Holiday Gift Guides I am always amazed at the phenomenal products that the direct sales industry has to offer. There is never any doubt in my mind that we have the best products, at the best price, being sold by the best people in the World. This was even further solidified when I opened the package from Independent Tocara Representative Suzanne DiLazzaro.
Daring to do things differently because it is time to do things differently, is a challenge. Founders Randall Markus and David Sigal have over the past 30 years used this principle to create one of North America’s most successful fine jewelry design and manufacturing businesses. They founded Tocara to create a line of exclusive fine jewelry marketed direct to customers through independent Consultants. Each exclusive Tocara product has designer styling and quality at affordable prices.
Suzanne sent me the Tocara’s Natacha Crystal Pearl Collection. My very first thought was “I am going to wear this on my wedding day.” The pieces are breathtakingly beautiful – something you would expect to spend a fortune on in a jewelry store. The Collection includes the necklace and earring set – both with Swarovski® Crystal Pearls and Tocara’s exclusive DiAmi® stones in a Rhodium setting. Pictures simply can not do this set justice.
At Tocara©, our goal is to constantly challenge ourselves to do those things that first meet the needs of our Customers and our Consultants. All of our business decisions are designed with the goal to minimize the “can not’s” that often creep into organizations because “that’s the way things are done”. From the beginning we strive to develop an environment that maximizes the TOCARA experience. When you challenge conventional wisdom, you often stand apart. At Tocara©, standing apart means striving to be the best. It is what we are all about, a direct seller of fine jewelry with a touch of something special.
Tocara’s Natacha Crystal Pearl Collection can be dressed up or dressed down. It is elegant enough to compliment a ball gown (or in my case – wedding dress) but fashionable enough to be worn with jeans and heels.
You can check out everything Tocara has to offer by visiting Suzanne’s website, and enter to win your own Natacha Crystal Pearl Collection below.
Lilla Rose has a belief that they want to create and provide something that women truly want. With their company structure, customer service, the business opportunity and an amazing product line they have exceeded that goal. The unique product line of hair accessories that centers around functional and quality hair jewelry was started with their flagship piece, the Flexi Hair Clip. Lilla Roses’ product line then expanded with Hair Sticks, the Flexi Oh!, Hairbands and beautiful Bobby Pins.
I received some beautiful pieces from Independent Lilla Rose Consultant Sue Ellen Hale and my girls have been constantly making deals on who gets to wear what on what day. The teens favorite seems to be the Hairband that has beautiful crystal beads and an adjustable band to make it fit her head comfortably all day long. My Littlest Diva loves the Butterfly Bobby pins and always wants me to “pin her hair” for her just right, I like using them to keep my flyaways at bay.
The Flexi Hair Clip is my all time favorite and something I have enjoyed for years. It is so easy to use and so much better than a traditional hair tie because it doesn’t pull or break your hair. The beaded wire flexes around the hair and the sliding pin goes under the hair to secure the clip in place. Since my hair is painfully fine, finding something that STAYS in my hair without constantly having to be readjusted was a chore. However since I discovered Lilla Rose I have been a huge fan, and I was so excited to add another piece to my collection.
I keep a Flexi Mini in my purse for when I need a quick fix on a windy day. Because of the way it holds my hair – gently but securely – I can literally throw it up and look fantastic without even needing a hairbrush. In fact, it really only takes one hand to be able to slide the Flexi Clip around the hair, and then feed the pin through and gently squeeze.
Lilla Rose offers two options to begin as a Lilla Rose Consultant. Both options provide product samples as well as business supplies including a replicated website but you also have the opportunity to launch with an inventory as well if you want. No matter which option you choose you have the support of the consultant support team at Lilla Rose as well as the network of other Lilla Rose consultants and the flexibility to operate your business.
To see all of what Lilla Rose offers, check out Sue Ellen’s website and enter to win a $50 Shopping Spree below!
Founded in 2009 by Michael and Rachel Broyles originally as Soylicious, SoyL Scents has become a very successful candle company in the Party Plan Industry. SoyL candles are made from premium soy bean wax using American grown soybeans and added natural oils to give them vibrant color and a wonderful smooth and creamy texture. It was important to SoyL Scents to provide a quality candle product that would provide the longest burn time with minimal soot output while maintaining a pleasant scent. They have achieved this goal with their product line of Tarts, Candle Gems and Melter Gems but they also have other products including Soy soap, room sprays and melter units.
Independent SoyL Scents Consultant Amy Speed sent one of my FAVORITE products for review and inclusion in the 2013 Diva Gift Guide, the Candle Gems! Not only is the scent pleasing without overpowering the Party Plan Divas office, but every Candle contains a ring worth anywhere from $10 up to $1,000! When you order your Candle Gems product in a scent of your choice (there are currently over 20 to choose from) you also choose a ring size for men or women, or you can choose to pick “surprise me” and receive a ring of any available size. I have YET to receive a duplicate ring in any of my SoyL candle products but I have loved EVERY piece I receive and it’s becoming hard to choose which one to wear.
I also received the package of the Melter Gems (these also come with a ring in every package worth anywhere from $10 – 1,000 as well). These Melter Gems are colored crystals that have been infused with fragrance oil. When you place these into a melter, warming unit, they release the fragrance faster and more intense than with the wax options. I really like these to fragrance my open floor plan for the living space of our home because we have such a large area for our living, dining and kitchen the Melter Gems work perfect for this space.
What I really liked about the SoyL Scents Candle Gems was the rings were right up top – wrapped nicely for safekeeping. I didnt have to wait hours and hours burning my candle to discover my ring. Yes, some might like the excitement of having to wait it out… but I am a bit too “instant gratification” for that.
Individuals can sign up to be an Independent SoyL Consultant and receive training via emails, social media, conference calls and more as well as a 35% commission on sales. Check out Amy’s website for everything SoyL Scents has to offer and enter to win your own Candle Gems and Melter Gems set below!
Spirit Lockets is an online company that is relatively new to the market however they have an amazing product line of stylish lockets, floating charms, chains and dangles. Anyone is able to log in and set up an affiliate account/website and in a matter of minutes you can begin making a commision from every purchase made through your affiliate link. The ability to seamlessly market through social media platforms using materials provided by Spirit Lockets makes it an easy way to start earning almost instantly. While Spirit Lockets isn’t currently a party plan business their product is a great item and a wonderful thing to give as a gift.
I received this beautiful locket from Spirit Lockets owners Ken & Tammy Knibbs. This locket is the Large Rose Gold Locket and a beautiful Petite Rose Gold Ball Stationary Chain. What I love about the Locket is that you can personalize it with the charms that float around inside. Depending on the size of the locket you can choose a variety of charms -everything from birthstones to hobbies to holidays. The charms inside this locket for review are PERFECT for fall holidays as they include the Gingerbread Man, the Pumpkin and The Oak and Maple leaf charms. But my FAVORITE Charm of all is the cute little Cupcake Charm.
Because there are so many floating charms, chains, lockets, and more there is almost an infinite number of ways to personalize a piece for yourself or someone you care about. The floating charm options even includes causes like Autism, First Responders, the military not to mention the charms that show off professions and more.
Because Spirit Lockets isn’t a party plan business and there is no official hostess plan in place. This means that as an independent affiliate of Spirit Lockets you have the ability to devise a business model that would allow you to offer benefits for gathering friends to order from you and reward the hostess with incentives, all while making a commission of your own. They encourage the use of social media to expand your business and offer full support from the Home Office.
Check out everything Spirit Lockets has to offer on their website, and enter to win a Fall Locket just like mine below.