Five years ago when I opened my skin care practice, I had an account with an internationally respected skin care brand. It was a good product line, with a variety of cleansers, exfoliants, masks and moisturizers for all skin types. It was effective and I got results when I used these products during spa treatments.
However, a couple of years into my business ownership adventure I started to get bored with the products I was using. They still worked really well, but the packaging and scents were clinical (AKA a snoozefest), they could be purchased at many locations around town, and the price point was just high enough that it was a deterrent to people wanting to take a chance on an impulse buy. I needed to find a new addition to my product toolbox.
Along came Perfectly Posh. A esthetician friend of mine had started selling it, and I was drawn in by the fun packaging, clever names and moderate price point. This was a line that spoke to me, and because Posh also makes a wide array of body treatment products, all of the voids in my practice could be filled by opening just this one account.
And so I did! Two-and-a-half years later, I still find Perfectly Posh’s line to be effective, budget-friendly, and so much fun to use and sell in my skin care practice. My clients love the products and are thrilled to be able to use them at home too. Thank you, Posh!
Some of my current favorite Perfectly Posh products:
- Hot and Gold Mask
- Stripper Body Mud
- Sleepy Sleep Skin Stick
- Fresh Cream Milk Body Butter
- Honey Honey Body Creme
- Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme (any scent)
Andrea Lipomi is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician and nail tech in Las Vegas, NV. You can learn more about her practice at feetishspa.com.
I hope you enjoy this guest blog. Andrea and I are polar opposites in everything but the Posh sisterhood, and I love her dearly. Posh transcends the line that divide.
Bare It All micellar Tonic is my new best friend. Yes, it removes makeup, but I seldom wear face paint. So why do I love it so much?
First of all, look at the potpourri of herbal infusions packed into this baby! Lavender, sage, peppermint and chamomile. What a winning combo! The toner gives my face a squeaky clean feeling, tightens my pores, and evens out my coloring. What’s not to love?
Beyond that, look at its value. One bottle costs $20 and it lasts me over a year, which averages out to about a nickel a day. I consider that a pretty hefty savings. Posh aims at being value-driven and Posh lovers everywhere appreciate their devotion to tight budgets. Buy 5 and get 1 free, long-lasting and used in droplets…my pocketbook (and my husband) it.
Instructions on usage: I use little round cotton pads from the drugstore. I tip up the toner and pat four or five drops onto the cotton pad. Begin at the center and gently round outward on your face. Never rub hard, but just gently grace your skin with this lovely bouquet and let it do its work. If remnants of makeup color stain your little pad, go again. Apply a second moisturizer for the night and sweet dreams!
How do you get this fabulous elixir, you ask? Travel to my site at http://www.madaboutposh.com and click on SPECIALTY FACE. You’ll see the Bare It All toner in the fabulous array of products that complement your skincare regimen. If you love adventue, poke around the other collections and enjoy a host of great naturally-based wonders. I love to travel, but my pocketbook limits my forays to distant places. Thankfully, Posh does the footwork for me, collecting the best ingredients from around the world, putting together just the right recipe, and seeking out companies right here in the good old USA to make their products.
We tone up a lot of things, like muscles and printers. Why not our faces? Keep your skin young and healthy, so people exclaim, “What?!! You’re going on 70?!! No way!” I always sing the praises of my skin care routine.
Who doesn’t love a bargain? Posh delights in being a bargain for everyday people who pinch pennies and agonize over incoming bills, people like you and me. Let’s face it. We all need soap. We all need moisturizer. Posh products satisfy my need for deodorant, sun block, skin scrubbing, foot softening, mascara removal, hand and cuticle care. It’s my Walmart in the bathroom, my Amazon of delightful surprises. It doesn’t clean my house, but who besides Monk finds delight in that?
Every person on planet earth needs some of these same things, so it stands to reason that every person needs Posh, especially if you have a daughter! Introduce her to something besides drug store aisle liners. Yes, I ♥ Posh. Just this much. I routinely scrape out every last little teensy-weensy drop of each product. Buying 5 with the sixth free and getting perks on each purchase besides, makes it super affordable. Being a consultant, I also get paid for using it…what a deal!!
I lost my sense of smell many years ago, but I am able to enjoy whiffs of Posh, scented with essential oils. It’s my happy place. See if you can count what I use every day:
I like Never Grow Up cream and Serves You Bright, loaded with carrot extract, as part of my morning routine. I use the broad contouring stick and my moisturizer for a spot of color to highlight my face. I use the Stripper and one of our fabulous scented coconut oils for deodorant. A body butter, though I use just one of my five favorite scents, varies each day and works to keep my skin feeling soft. I use 4 different Posh chunks at various sinks. A snarky bar lives in my shower. I use the micellar tonic for removing my mascara. At night I use Defiant and a bedtime moisturizer. A big fat yummy hand cream lives in every room of the house, with two in the car. I leave Cuticle Cuties in the living room and bedroom. Sitting in the TSC parking lot while Bill bought feed yesterday, I found and used one in the car. PJs all day is an absolute must at bedtime, because I slather that lavender-infused body butter over my hands and arms to ensure a restful night of sleep.
What number did you come up with? Comment to earn a coupon to try Posh out. If you got it right, you’ll be getting some happy mail! You’ll appreciate its value, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll love it for a host of other reasons!
Whether the bane of adolescence still dots the landscape of your face or you want to embark on self-improvement, blemishes never feel welcome. We look at furniture, and scour the surface looking for blemishes that either add character or decrease value. That summation really says it all.
We subsist in a surface value kind of world. Blemishes rarely add value, unless they’ve been added with chalk paint and stain. The shabby chic crowd seem to prefer these self-inflicted blemishes on their furniture, but a scratch on a modern piece nixes the sale. They aren’t really blemishes in the chic world we admire, we think of them as art.
Blemishes, sadly never garner an ounce of respect. The first inclination when one surfaces, either on the face or in one’s life, always, is a grimace. Only with practice do we learn to appreciate the story and then the meaning and finally the value in a blemish. A story too horrific to talk about leaves a scar on the soul, but realizing the truth learned and survived gives new meaning to that blemish scarring the heart. Growing grace for grace equates with living and learning, and I’m all for that. I just also believe in accepting the process.
The face, particularly, remains a canvas where we eliminate blemishes. I’m right there with you on that! I tried this new Posh product on a thirteen-year-old grandson whose face was dotted one morning with all kinds of pimples. One application. That’s right. One application of a dot on each one brought noticeable improvement. By day’s end each one was drying out and many faded completely.
You can find this amazing product on my site, at http://www.madaboutposh.com. Look at COLLECTIONS, specialty face. And as for the blemishes in your life. Either learn to assign new meanings or embark on self-improvement. I love art, though, don’t you? I’m a shabby chic lover at heart.
Brazil nut harvests are diminishing, which requires protecting the trees throughout South America. It makes Brazil nuts a prized commodity. Most folks could care less…until they realize why this simple nut grown in pods, harvested with machetes, and transported to a location near you is an antioxidant of growing interest.
Selenium just recently got promoted from being lethal to a non-toxic, beneficial, and then necessary element for the human body. Oh yes. It supports everything from heart health to testosterone production, and a host of needy body parts in-between. It enhances metabolism of fatty acids, which makes it an important antioxidant in conjunction with Vitamin E. Joint lovers, listen to this! It serves as an anti-inflammatory agent as well. Amazingly, longevity diets include healthy portions of selenium because it restores youthful elasticity of the skin. And where do you get it? Well, meet the little-touted but mighty Brazil nut!
Studies offer conflicting reports on the efficacy of percutaneous absorption of selenium, but it nevertheless stars in its namesake, Brazilian Bombshell, a Posh body butter. Yup. Pharmacists use selenium to treat folliculitis (hot tub syndrome) and some yeast infections. It combines with sulfur to treat dandruff. But in Posh, the essential oil of the Brazil nut creates a wonderful fragrance. It wafts over me when I apply it, and I close my eyes, smelling a beach. It’s just that wonderful. And selenium? What a great bonus!
Do I want elasticity of the skin? Well, yeah! Am I interested in longevity? Well, yeah, I’d love to be around for my grandchildren’s weddings. I didn’t think I liked the taste of Brazil nuts, but chopped up and added to things, they aren’t half bad. Better yet, I like absorbing its benefits through my skin. Long live Brazilian Bombshell, the Posh-lover’s favorite!!! (You can find it at http://www.madaboutposh.com and clicking on COLLECTIONS, body.)
Posh releases new summer products this week and I’m all agog in anticipation. Then That’s when it it hit me! An epiphany! I suddenly realized why I find myself disenchanted with every news channel and broadcast on the . They all need to take a page from the Posh playbook.
You see, every broadcast and news channel is just same-o, same-o stuff. Russian hijinks, North Korean temper tantrums, Donaldisms, Mideast rumblings. Nothing ever really changes. Retitle it The Days of Our Lives and it makes more sense. Current news, aka soap operas, bore me. They bore me silly.
People! The news is supposed to be new!! As a public service, I offer you some real news instead:
Posh Announces Release of New Products June 1st
- A new skin cleansing and super hydrating chunk
- A new and much-loved scent in a Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme
- A much-loved return of a body butter
- A calming scrub
- A specialty product for your face
- A second specialty product for your face
The release airs June first. Pictures to follow. Get ready for some real news that brings smiles to the faces of those you love. Who doesn’t love great skincare with luscious scents at affordable prices? Really? You can find them by visiting my site,and let me assure you, I love pampering my customers! There’s some news for ya’!
Many good things come in three’s. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Faith, hope and charity. Bacon, eggs and salsa. OK, I may have lost you on that one. But do you want to know what doesn’t get better in three’s? Leaves.
Yup. Poison ivy season peeps out in corners of my yard, and threatens to take over the world. I know people who claim they start sprouting blisters just seeing it, breathing it, being near it. Few people are immune to the ivy warrior marching forward into battle, threatening everyone who crosses its path. With eight grandchildren playing outside, I can either purchase stock in Calydryl, feed them Benadryl like candy, or treat it with a Posh wonder…the Stripper. The boys like it because it feels like wearing camo. The girls like it because I put it on them and talk about frosting cakes.
This charcoal body mud has become the Rhoads’ first line of defense against the green marauder. Let me say this for you new readers, a fact I love to offer: Remember, charcoal can pull up to 2000 times its weight of impurities out of your skin. Just visualize that ooey-gooey nasty ivy toxicity being sucked into oblivion, contained from spreading. Win the Ivy Wars! If you can’t decimate its presence in your yard, use the Stripper to control its advance across a loved one’s precious little arms and legs. You can find it on my site: http://www.madaboutposh.com Click on COLLECTIONS, click on BODY MUD.
Charcoal. The proverbial chunk of coal pressed into a diamond leaves centuries of untold drama in its wake. Now I don’t care if that’s urban legend or gospel. I like it, so I accept it. These days truth depends on what newspaper you read or which commentator you listen to on television, so I feel free to believe anything I want. I believe coal becomes diamonds, and I have no facts to dispute it. I barely survived chemistry. Four times. You have no idea how sad I am to admit that, but it leaves me free to believe the very best about the lowly lump of coal.
What I do know about charcoal, however, excites me. Did you know that charcoal can, all by itself, pull at least a thousand times its weight of impurities from your skin? Charcoal serves as a natural filter, lifting toxins from the aggregate form. In a mask like Cackle Spackle, it lifts oil, dead cells, and debris to clean your pores and make your face squeaky clean. That just plain makes me smile.
You see, take away the jewel-toned packaging. Take away the cute name. Take away the competitive pricing. What remains cleanses, purifies, detoxifies. It is a high quality product. I tried Cackle Spackle, and let me just tell you this: If you are 68 going on 69, you do not need this mask. It lifted dirt, cleansed pores and residual oils. Probably all the residual oils I’d been storing up for a rainy day. Afterwards my skin was D-R-Y. I need a gentler mask. Envy This, a caffeinated mask, hits the spot for me. But masking? The truth is, everyone ought to mask. Yes, that means you!
Now let’s be honest. Are mermaids real? The new Posh line focuses on mermagic…and we all know that mermaids aren’t real…or are they? An old tale in Women who Run with the Wolves talks about a mermaid who changes skin to live on land, and from it I learned be true to yourself. The mermaid spoke to me as if she was real. The lesson was certainly both valued and real.
What is real about the new Posh line is great colors. Great scents. Great names. Lots of glimmer and shimmer. Great products. Also real about Posh are thousands of results and satisfied customers. You see, Posh consultants are all, every last one of them, Posh addicts who love the product so they share it with friends. Well, friends and family and neighbors and strangers. Actually, we hoard our favorites. We have no shame when it comes to Posh.
Posh consultants are nothing like sales ladies at a local drug store or Macy’s or Sephora’s. We didn’t apply for a job because we wanted a paycheck. We fell in love with a product and the paychecks came after. This is an important distinction. How many women do you know who are so absolutely devoted to their moisturizer and their mask and full product line that they keep six on hand…just in case? Look at your Posh lady’s stash and you’ll see what I mean.
It’s mermagic. Plain and simple mermagic, and even the littlest mermaids at our house love Posh. Every last one of them.
Scraping the debris of life requires concentrated effort. Sure, I can sail along ignoring issues for a long time, but eventually life looses its fizz and feels flat. Anxiety mounts. Something feels wrong. It takes a mental backhoe to dig down to the bedrock of hurts and issues too long ignored.
A daily scrub of introspection eliminates all that. Yes, just taking time each day to look at my heart and mind circumspectly, leaning against a heavenly measuring stick, keeps my soul squeaky clean. I like to add some Bible; I’m a huge fan of the Psalms. The trick lies in finding time. I am seldom alone, and all these people in and out of the house insist on talking to me! When the boys were growing up I often hid in the bathroom. Now that I’m old I pretend I’m napping. Sometimes it works, but don’t tell them.
I love a scrub in my shower as well. Posh does scrubs really well. Eco-beads, bits of loofah, seeds…all kinds of organic action work together to exfoliate and cleanse. I get those annoying little bumps on my skin–keratosis pilaris if you want the medical term. A Snarky Bar eliminates them. Try one. You’ll thank me later.