Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to get on here and write the October edition of our Locals we Love blogs featuring the vendors who were at our event on the 19th at Santa Rita Cantina for our first South Austin meet up! It was a great event with yummy wine-rita's made especially for our group, our awesome charity partner Austin Pets Alive! & super cool swag including passes to the advanced screening of Bad Moms 2! We missed you if you weren't able to make it but below is a recap of our incredible vendors that we had so please feel free to reach out to them directly if you're interested in their business and/or products! Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween tomorrow, can't wait to see everyone photos from the night!
Kayla Latter w/ Pure Romance
Special thanks to our amazing photographers, please contact them directly for any and all of your photography needs!
We all know amazing ladies with a home based business who are doing their best to grow it and make it a success! After hosting our networking events for almost a year now I can say without a doubt that there are some amazing products and incredible companies out there. Some of you might not know where to turn when it comes to finding the good ones, are just unsure about the businesses & products or you're just confused about the way it all works. Well lucky for you, I have compiled a guide of the Best of the Best! Please visit their pages, give them a "like" and contact them with any questions you have about their company, team, products and current sales! These women all work hard and are so knowledgable about their products so I highly recommend reaching out to them for anything, they'd love to hear from you!
Bee Cave & Lakeway
Rodan + Fields: Keena Chung
Rodan+Fields is the #1 skincare brand in the USA and Canada and created by two women dermatologists. Simple, specific skincare routines for ALL skin types such as anti-aging, sun damage/discoloration, adult acne or sensitivities. ALL of our products come with a 60-day guarantee! If you are interested to learn more about owning your own global business OR ordering R+F products that are specific to your skincare needs, message Keena Chung!
Facebook: Keena Ennis Chung
Monat: Leann Johnson
MONAT is a luxurious line of anti-aging hair care products with clinically-proven ingredients that are naturally-based, safe, pure and sustainable. These non-toxic ingredients have been proven to mimic the body's own natural oils to reduce hair thinning, prevent oxidative stress, add volume and shine. Monat doesn’t use the heavy, harsh, potentially hazardous chemicals commonly found in hair care products. They’re free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, are gluten free and vegan. Studies conducted out of Princeton University with their clinically-proven ingredients showed:
·46% increase in hair growth
·58% reduction in breakage
·70% increase in repair effect (improves hair anchoring; ie: less hair in the shower!)
·76% increase in collagen (increases follicle size)
·88% increase in manageability/shine
Monat includes customizable systems focused on hair growth, volume, hydration and have product lines specifically for men, women and children.
India Hicks: Mary Ellen Clarkson
India Hicks is a luxury, lifestyle brand that is bringing shopping back into the heart of the home. The well-crafted, exclusive collections of accessories, jewelry, bags, and fine fragrances are all designed by India and inspired by her British heritage and island life. With no inventory to manage, no quotas or required purchases and a 25% commission, Ambassadors can focus on building a business that suits their life. Whether it's a bit of fun money, or a serious salary, it's up to you!
Limelight by Alcone: Amanda Davis
Hello All! My name is Amanda Davis and I and a Beauty Guide for LimeLight by Alcone. I am one of the first 17,000 to be a part of this AH-Mazing company! Still ground floor, we are part of Alcone company who has been around for 65 years providing professional makeup to those young and mature, those who have become popular stars and the average housewife! One of the first things I tried when looking at LimeLight was their skincare; Natural, Gluten Free, Toxin Free, Paraben Free, Tree Nit and Peanut Free. Rated a 2 on the EWG Skin Deep website for toxins and chemicals we proudly offer a clean way to wash and moisturize your skin without the worry of chemicals causing health issues down the road. How awesome is that?! The next piece of LimeLight which is another huge factor that sold me was their makeup. Summer 2017 in Texas, all makeup melts off in 115 degree weather. So I put ours to the test. Using both primer and setting sprays (which last up to 16 hours) I wore a full face of makeup, brows and all while moving from my 3rd floor apartment. It was hot, there was sweat, but low and behold... my makeup was on at the end of the day!! I could't believe it!! No makeup lasts through that intensity. LimeLight does! Don't believe me? Try it for yourself today!
LipSense: Lisanne Steele
Smudge Proof, Budge Proof, Kiss Proof makeup? Yes, please! This is the makeup line busy women have been looking for! SeneGence cosmetics, featuring our top product, LipSense, uses patented technology to provide flawless coverage while infusing the skin with anti-aging ingredients. The best part? Once it's on, it's not coming off until you take it off! No more leaving your lipstick and makeup behind on your cups and clothes. Busy women do not have time for that and it's embarrassing! Put your makeup on once and you're done! If you're a busy woman, LipSense is for you!
Made in the USA
Official makeup line for Broadway
100% money back guarantee!
Over 50 shades to choose from
facebook: LipLove by Lisanne
Monat: Crystal Sappington
I'm Crystal Sappington and I'm writing to share about Monat. I starting sharing monat with people only a few months ago. I was scrolling through fb when I saw an amazing post about a close friend of mine and the results she had. I just knew I had to try it for myself. Needless to say I signed up to sell right away, even before trying the product myself.
Monat is an anti-aging, naturally based, and non toxic hair care company. It is formulated with powerful active botanicals and is made right here in the USA. It has been clinically researched and scientifically backed. Monat ships right to you and your customers so the is no inventory to carry or deliveries to make. Monat will be the leading hair care product line in 2018. We are only 3 years old and on track to be a billion dollar company in our 4th year. We are the only direct sales hair care company around. There are many fantastic benefits to being a VIP, which include: 15% discount, free shipping on qualified flexship orders, free only for you limited edition monthly product/ gift in every flexship order, and more. MP benefits go EVEN further with all of the features in VIP PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 15% discount, an amazing compensation plan, 3-tier car allowance, incentive trips, and more. For the month of October, when you sign up as a MP and buy a product pack, you also get a limited edition glam pack! This includes 4 full-sized bottles of some of the top selling products, FOR FREE!
Younique: Claudia Gonzalez
My name is Claudia and I am married with 2 kids: a girl and a boy! I attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like so many others, fell in love with Austin and never left. Hook 'em! \m/
When I discovered Younique I was taken aback by the quality of the foundation. Seriously. I spent the better part of my life searching for a decent foundation for my dry skin. I finally found one with Younique! That sense of awe was recently renewed with the new EPIC one-step mascara! Can you say "BOMB LASHES"?
I became a Younique presenter thinking I'd snagged a killer deal with the $99 presenter kit. I realized how easy it is to "work" this little business and mold it to fit your lifestyle. I never imagined myself doing something like this but it has been an amazing journey and I can't wait to see what the future brings.
Whether you want to find out for yourself what the mascara is like, whether you're searching for a foundation that JUST DOES ITS JOB (is that too much to ask?!), or you're more of a no-makeup-take-care-of-my skin gal looking for reliable skincare, I'm so happy you're here and cant wait to answer your questions.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions at all! No pressure. For real. I don't mind sharing the info. You get to decide if it's for you. :D
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski: Chasity Dix
Touchstone Crystal is Swarovski's new direct sales jewelry division! From sparkling statement pieces to dainty pendants and studs, Touchstone Crystal jewelry is designed to provide both versatility and value. Each piece is hand crafted with Swarovski crystal or Zirconia in unique and appealing designs, from classic staples to trendy must-haves. Half of the line is under $50, providing everyday looks for the everyday woman! You can host a personalized night of shopping with your girlfriends and earn free jewelry for yourself, or Touchstone Crystal offers an outstanding business opportunity for women to fashion their income and their future. With Touchstone Crystal I not only have access to the most beautiful jewelry, but I have a flexible schedule and choose when I want to work, as well as control how much income I make. We add sparkle to people’s everyday lives!
Nucerity International: Argie Martinez
I am a wife, mother, entrepreneur and business woman passionate about health and wellness. I own and operate Preferred Care at Home (a licensed and bonded non-medical home care agency that assists people in need of activities of daily living), in the Austin Texas with over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. My love for science has made me become passionate about sharing the gift of Skincerity the world’s only Breathable Barrier® technology, which seals in your own natural moisture to deeply hydrate your skin that makes the difference. Engineered by biomedical experts and validated by numerous dermatologic research studies supported by the National Institute of Health, Skincerity has been shown to be substantially more effective than over-the-counter creams in delivering a higher nutrient content into the skin.
Nucerity has a number of products that promote healthier bodies and beautiful skin.
Stella & Dot: Whitney Fields
Whitney Fields joined Stella & Dot, a celebrity- and fashion editor-adored global accessories and jewelry company, as a Stylist in April 2010. As a Founding Leader and independent business owner, Whitney coordinates personal and in-home style sessions and events in the Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio areas and has helped over 100 women build their own businesses across the United States and Canada. In addition to styling for Stella & Dot, she works as a Remote Digital Stylist for Stitch Fix, freelances in social media, public relations, and marketing, and is the Managing Director of the Austin, Texas Chapter of the Polka Dot Powerhouse, a women's connection and networking group. Need assistance with everyday style solutions or picking out a stylish gift? Reach out to Whitney, your personal fashion and accessories Stylist!
phone: (713) 894-0329
facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/whitneystylevips
LuLaRoe: Bailey Townsend
Hi everyone I'm Bailey, I run an amazing group of fun loving, confident, joyful LuLaRoe loving ladies from my home! I enjoy the opportunity to be able to bring joy, confidence, love, and purpose to your lives with clothes! It's truly a blessing to be given the chance to change lives by serving others! Because of LuLaRoe I'm able to fulfill one of my dreams of being a stay at home mom! If you're looking for a wild-crazy fun mom to be in your Corner as a friend or a shopping buddy I hope you give me the chance to be there for you!
Rodan + Fields: Mimi Hau
My name is Dr. My (Mimi) Hau. I am a Therapeutic Optometrist and I am proud to be partnering with Rodan + Fields, the fastest growing #1 Anti-Aging skincare brand in America. These clinically tested products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologist in the country with several years of experience delivering positive results ( they developed ProActiv). Our doctors have created multi-med therapy regimens to help fight wrinkles, sun damage, acne and sensitive skin. Our company is continually developing new innovative products to help us feel more confident. As an optometrist, I am excited to have these safe and effective products to recommend. Giving people longer looking lashes without extensions, decreasing the appearance of crows feet, dark circles and puffiness is one more service I can offer! This company is empowering women and men to build their own business, be their own boss and have a Plan B! Have the power to empower yourself and others!
Monat: Barbara Linzey
FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR HAIR. Bring back the healthy hair of your youth with our exclusive blend of MONAT’s proprietary blend of REJUVENIQE ™ Oil Intensive and active botanicals, clinically proven to boost hair growth and improve follicle strength luster and vitality.
MONAT is the first socially marketed anti-aging hair care in the world. MONAT’s ingredients are naturally-based, safe, pure and sustainable. With a scientific board behind them to ensure quality and superior product development. Our patent-pending age-prevention formula of ingredients seep hair with incredible moisture, reducing dry and brittle texture to deliver new life and hydration to every strand. MONAT features powerful active botanicals and bio-functional catalase that serve as UV protectors and prevent thinning, free radical neutralizers that keep hair looking and feeling naturally healthy, and an exclusive blend of vitamins and minerals to combat oxidative stress along with proactive amino acids that repair and replace essential nutrients.
You’ll see and feel the difference in an instant, and with regular use, you’ll discover a brilliant, youthful glow to your hair, along with long-lasting conditioning.
Please reach out to me if you'd like to try our magnificent and age defying products, I'd love to help and answer any of your questions!
All of these Boss Babes are killing it in their companies and they would be so appreciative if you would go to their pages, give them a "like" and reach out if you've been curious about how to get involved or even try out some amazing products! Let's support our local lady entrepreneurs!
Meet this month's Leading Lady Laura Rampy: I grew up in North Dallas and went to college in Galveston, TX. I have a Bachelor's in Ocean and Coastal Resources and a Master's in Healthcare Administration. I worked at the University of Texas Medical Branch for 12 years. I married my husband in 2012 and we recently moved to Austin for a job offer that he accepted. I currently work part-time as a virtual admin. assistant and have two businesses. One is a gemstone business that I primarily host on Etsy.com. My newest venture is Lipsense with Senegence and I'm very excited to get this off the ground!
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
I am a big fan of supporting local and small businesses. Earlier this year my best friend from high school contacted me about trying Lipsense. I was never someone who wore a lot of lipstick and rarely would wear full make-up, but I loved how driven she was to succeed so I picked a color and gave it a try. Long story short, I really liked the product and after a few months, and purchasing more colors, she asked if I wanted to become a distributor. Since first trying Lipsense, I have seen first hand how supportive and positive the ladies in this company are to all levels of their consultants. I've never done direct sales but felt like I could give this a shot and have a lot of positive encouragement and support from a great group of girls. I signed up as an independent distributor and have been hustling ever since. I love this product, a complete turn around from my view of lipstick before this, and I think everyone with lips should try it at least once...ha!
Describe yourself in three words:
Friendly, Self-Starter, Driven
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
My greatest professional achievement is completing my Master degree in Healthcare Administration in 2008. While I am not currently working in that industry, the education and experience I received completing this degree is something I will use for many years.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
I would like to continue to spread the word about Lipsense and how great this product is for your lips, skin and its anti-aging properties. Also, I would like to sign-up a few girls as distributors so they can see the benefits that myself and many others have found in this opportunity!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Honestly, none. I really love what I'm doing!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
I make a solid attempt at getting up at the same time everyday and structuring my day in one hour increments. There are many days when this doesn't happen but it's a process.
What websites do you visit every day?
I love etsy.com, and of course I check personal and work-related websites.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
My favorite person - Husband, Favorite restaurant - North, Favorite thing to do - Window shop. We have so many amazing restaurants and shops in Austin, it's hard to choose but these I really love!
What is your goal for retirement?
I would like to be able to maintain or mostly maintain my standard of living BUT I would greatly downsize. I could see myself in a tiny house and a nice piece of land.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Do your research and homework to really find out about entrepreneurship. It's a lot of work and many times it will succeed or fail based on what you do or don't do. Make sure you have a lot of support at home.
Hi all, I wanted to get on here and let you know about the amazing vendors we featured at our September 20th networking event we had at Forthright Cafe in downtown. This was a smaller event for us but I received so much positive feedback from both vendors and guests that they really got to chat, connect and get to know one another which I just love hearing! That is the whole reason these events got started, to connect local business owners with ladies in their community and make long lasting relationships! It just makes my heart happy when I hear that the goal is what is actually happening! Thank you Austin and the women of Austin for supporting one another and supporting our amazing community we've created! I hope to see you all at our upcoming events, October 19th at Santa Rita Cantina, November 15th at the Sonesta Hotel Rooftop and December 6th will be our one year anniversary and holiday party event at Hanovers 2.0 in North Austin! I am so excited for all of these and the holiday season that is upon is! Check out below the awesome vendors we had at our last event and feel free to contact them directly if they can help you with anything. They would love to hear from you!
Chasity Dix w/ Touchstone Crystal
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!