I have to admit, you might think this tip is a little weird, but it's something I learned the hard way…
In this newsletter, I'll share this well-known-little-known beauty tip, as well as tell you about some of the great goodies we have for pampering yourself this Valentine's Day.
Let's start with the tip first…
When I was a personal trainer, I spent a lot of time visiting the homes of people who wanted to get into great shape.
But things didn't always happen as planned.
My clients would ask for all different types of exercises and nutrition tips to get them to lose weight or get into great shape, but for some, whatever I told them never seemed to work.
At first, I was puzzled.
The things I taught them had worked all throughout my previous career — as an Athletic Trainer — with high school athletes as well as Division-I college athletes that eventually became pros.
Why wasn't it working for some of my clients?
The more I talked to them, the more I recognized a pattern.
They were unhappy.
They were in relationships that weren't fulfilling. They didn't like their jobs. They felt underappreciated.
And most importantly, they didn't feel loved.
I noticed that if I started to help them recognize something that they could love in themselves, they started to get better results — and better results meant they started to look younger, they're skin started to shine and they would glow instead of scowl.
With Valentine's Day coming around the corner — a day to appreciate those that you love, I wanted to ask you a question.
What does love mean to you?
Or maybe two…
Do you feel loved?
Based on my experience, if you have a meaning of love and you feel like you're meeting that expectation, you will look and feel younger.
Of course, Valentine's Day is — in my opinion — a bit to over blown by the media, retail stores and such, but it sure is a nice reminder to tell that special someone you care.
Hopefully, special someones 😉
What love means to me… well, there are many different levels. To start, loving means loving what you do, loving your self and loving others. I truly feel if you can not love yourself fully then you may not be able to give love back fully to anything else.
So instead of giving you ideas on how to make someone else feel special this Valentine's Day I want to focus on helping you love yourself so it starts to change how you appear on the outside.
1. Take care of your body by drinking water, giving it good food and by cooling down when you feel stressed. There's nothing more aging than bad food, bad water and health destroying stress.
2. Forgive yourself. Let go of your past experiences and expectations. Forgive yourself for who you were and stop thinking about who you aren't yet. Be in the now — it's the only time you can reinvent yourself and become whatever you want to be.
3. Stop criticizing yourself. Let the self doubt come and go. It will never serve you. Do your best and if you come up short, do your best the next time.
4. Treat yourself the way you would want someone that loves you to treat you. Put yourself in the other person's shoes. Have you been too hard on them? Do you forget their true intentions? Do you project your personality and wants and needs on them?
5. Praise yourself. If you've done a good job, There's no need in keeping everything so serious. Have fun, reward yourself, then keep on moving to the next great mission or goal.
6. Practice looking into your own eyes and be comfortable with what you see. Go face to face with yourself and smile, frown, laugh, cry. Learn to love yourself in any state at any time and you'll be as youthful as they come.
Doing these things can make you more attractive, more confident, more social, and sexier. It sounds so simple, but it's true.
Let us know on the blog if you like what exactly love means to you. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Click here.
Special Valentine's Day Deals and Freebies!
Alright, today, I also wanted to tell you about our special Valentine's day packages that we've arranged to give you the personal love and attention you need.
Each kit contains either a free natural hemp facial wash cloth to exfoliate (limited amount!) or a free natural facial dry skin brush. They each come packaged in a free natural help travel bag that you can use over and over again when you take your personal spa goodies on the road.
Each kit is selected for a particular need so be sure to browse through them to pick that one that you need (or what your special someone needs!).
Here they are…
Valentine’s Bath Beauty Set: 1 – Coconut Body Oil 100ml, 1 – Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash 16oz, 1 – Free All Natural Hemp Wash Cloth, 1 – Free All Natural Hemp Travel Bag
There is a very limited supply of this great bath kit! This hemp wash cloth will exfoliate and the body wash will rehydrate your dry skin — without removing your beneficial, natural skin oils. As you soak in your bath put a few drops of the coconut body oil into the tub, this will make it smell great and soften the water to help leave your skin feeling soft and supple. When you get out of the tub, before you dry off, massage your body with the oil to moisturize your skin and leave you relaxed, soft and stress free.
Valentine’s Spa Essentials Kit: 1 – Neroli Toning Mist 30ml, 1 – Purifying Mud Mask 50ml, 1 – Coconut Honey Mask 50ml, 1 – Free Bass Natural Facial Dry Brush, 1 – Free All Natural Hemp Travel Bag
Treat yourself or someone you love with a do-it-at-home spa facial set! Start off by dry brushing your face, using a soft circular motion. Then rinse your face with warm water and apply my Purifying Mud Mask that will pull impurities from your skin. As the mask dries, be sure to keep it moistened and give yourself an aromatherapy session with my Neroli Toning Mist — which is known for its ability to purify your mind. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, remove and then massage my Coconut Honey Mask to rehydrate your skin. Leave this on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off — then smile because your skin looks so amazing! Also, be sure to take a picture before and after, you definitely will notice how much more you are glowing!
Valentine’s Facial Starter Kit (depending on your skin type): 1 – Cleanser, 1 – Herbal Facial Oil, 1 – Toning Mist, 1 – Free Bass Natural Facial Dry Brush, 1 – Free All Natural Hemp Travel Bag
A great way to try the Annmarie beauty basics, plus a little extra special love for you on Valentine’s Day! If you’ve been wondering what the essential products are for your skin and skin type, we’ve made it easy for you. With this starter kit, we’ve bundled the facial skin care basics from our line as well as given you two extra special gifts. The Bass Natural Facial Brush (Vegan) is a fantastic way to exfoliate your skin and the Hemp Travel Bag is perfect for taking your beauty routine on the road. To use these products, you just need to brush, clean, apply the facial oil and then spray toner to give your skin a beautiful glow — and give you the confidence to be you, wherever you are… If you’ve never used a dry skin facial brush, all you need to do is brush your face in a soft circular motion. You can even use the brush to gentle scrub on your cleanser, then rinse clean. Be gentle and enjoy the process!
I expect these to sell out quick, particularly the one with the Hemp Wash Cloth, so be sure to get them early to ensure delivery on time and that you get the kit you want and need.
P.S. Be sure to check out what's going on at the blog! Our Beautiful Voices Series is back and we're showcasing the stories of amazing women who use the Annmarie line. Head on over there now to be inspired!