Forever Aloe: My Friend’s Launch Party

After seeing Forever Aloe/Living mentioned on twitter and Facebook several thousand times, one of my lovely friends told me she had decided to become part of this vastly popular company. She had planned a launch party and invited lots of girls over to fawn over the products and meet the lovely mentor that was helping her join this new and exciting business.

A typical mum, she put on an amazing spread with sweets, scones, pizzas, crisps and nuts and had a fully stocked fridge full of wine. I stuck to tea as I was driving there and back and work early the next day. First of all we started with a presentation and talk from her lovely mentor Kerry who had made a very successful business for herself and used every single product in front of her. All the products were passed round for everyone to try a dab or each thing and see what we thought of them.

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My favourite products were the Aloe Vera Gelly which made my skin super smooth and also the Bee Pollen capsules which she said were a huge energy boost and gave her lots more energy day-to-day. I tried the Heat Rub as well which worked and definitely warmed up my skin but smelt a bit of vicks. I then tried a capsule of the each of the aloe vera liquids. The purer Aloe Vera was very strong and my immediate thought was I felt like I had eaten a plant!! Then I tried berry and orange flavours which were fine but very sweet and sickly.

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Overall I was impressed with quite a few products and my friend has been using some of them on her son who has extremely bad eczema and it has helped clear it up. Kerry who spoke to us has become really successful from this company and now does it full-time and earns more than she did in her day job which is amazing. From a business point of view it looks like an amazing company to work for and has given me food for thought but I don’t know how completely sold I am on the products thus far. I am having a think over the next couple of weeks whether it’s something I would consider being a part of alongside my day job and will let you know.

Have any of you become part of this amazing company?

Thanks

Laura x

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Second Time Lucky

So I saw recently that Ocean Finance were running a competition in order to win a dream experience in relation to a Second Time Lucky and was really intrigued to find out some more. I had a look on their website which showed the rules of the competition and the entries so far that had the most votes. I saw a lot of people talking about having to put their wedding off or not getting to go on a trip somewhere special and found it really heartwarming that a lot of people had missed out on special days or chances but now might get the chance to win their dream.

This spurred me to write my own blog post about a Second Time Lucky that I would love to have. My boyfriend and I work incredibly hard in our jobs in order to have a great future and be able to enjoy our life and hopefully start a family one day. Because we work so hard now, we sometimes miss out on things like trips because we are forever thinking “We should be saving this money, not spending!” A lot of people our age wouldn’t mind just spending the money or booking a trip but we are very money conscious right now and have to be strict.

My Second Time Lucky would be to treat my boyfriend to a city break somewhere we haven’t been in Europe (which is pretty much everywhere in Europe haha!) We have both talked about visiting somewhere like Amsterdam, Paris or Rome as we like a bit of history and culture and absolutely LOOOOVE food!!!

If we had the chance to go away somewhere I think it would be an amazing break and time together as we currently both live with our parents so time together is quiet precious. I would love to treat him to a nice hotel, good food and good wine, and also get to experience some good culture and see some sights. If we could go to a hotspot for food and have a few drinks in an amazing bar, we both would be over the moon. It’s also our 7 year anniversary this year after meeting at college at 17 so this would be a lovely way to celebrate it.

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Rome photo was found on wikipedia – “Colosseum in Rome, Italy – April 2007” by Diliff – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colosseum_in_Rome,_Italy_-_April_2007.jpg#/media/File:Colosseum_in_Rome,_Italy_-_April_2007.jpg

 What do you think you would do if you could have your Second Time Lucky?

Don’t forget to check out the links above to the Ocean Finance website and enter their competition.

Thanks

Laura x

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The Career Tag

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed this week that I have put pictures of good luck cards and flowers on there. You may have guessed that I have changed jobs this week and started a new and exciting role!

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I’m not a big talker in regards to what I do for a living as I work for a huge company that some either will love or hate but what can you do? I have worked for the company for 5.5 years which at the age of 19, I don’t think I could have seen myself still there.

I work in a customer facing job and am on the front line facing the public. I have been working towards a new job role for the last 12 months and have been to 7 (YES 7) different interviews to try to progress. Now the only thing I can say to this is I am persistent haha! Each and every interview had its ups and downs but it only made me more determined to get the role I wanted. I have been training to be a Manager and finally 2.5 weeks ago I was offered a Junior Manager position! How amazing. It’s a secondment opportunity for the next 11 months to cover maternity leave but I am absolutely thrilled to get the chance to do it finally.

My aim is to use this experience to get my next role so that in 11 months, I don’t need to go back to my old role. As much as I loved my old role and the team I worked with, I am embracing a change and ready to move on up that career ladder. I am 24 so I still have time to progress but I have set myself my own personal deadlines to achieve these things and I don’t give up easily.

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I will be keeping you up-to-date over the year with my progress and seeing where this new role takes me, and maybe one day I will let you know a bit more about my job.

Have any of you achieved a job that is a stepping stone to something greater?

Laura x

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