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I have a special post today! One of my very sweet friends approached me a couple weeks ago and asked if I had ever tried Arbonne and I told her I had not. She knows how much I love makeup so she graciously sent me several samples to try. I’m still taking my time to test everything out, but so far my favorites are the primer (it has a silicone like feel) and the CC Cream in light. I usually don’t use BB creams or CC creams, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by this one – especially the shade she sent! I haven’t self tanned in quite a while (giving my skin a break) so the color light is perfect (no orange undertone which is what I prefer).

CC Cream details (via Arbonne’s website): Lightweight coverage builds to conceal blemishes and dark spots, and minimizes the appearance of pores while botanicals soothe and hydrate. The formula primes, mattifies and brightens, for a more even-looking skin tone. 

Why I like this CC cream? The coverage, although lightweight, is what I would consider medium. A small amount covered my problem areas and any redness. After applying a translucent powder over top, it did a great job of staying in place all day. During the winter months my skin can become really dry so the hydrating properties of this product kept it moisturized throughout the day.


I invited Kristina, my friend, and Independent Arbonne Consultant, to share a little more about the company. Some of the information is extremely eye opening! If you would like to purchase or have any more questions make sure to look for her information below.
Kristina is wearing: RE9 Advanced System 
Soft Blush Perfecting Liquid Foundation
 Crème Concealer Light
Setting Pretty Translucent Loose Powder 
Bronzer / Blossom Blush / Lotus Lipstick

A note from Kristina:
Did you know the majority of the toxins that we are exposed to are found in our personal care products? When you place a product on your skin it is absorbed into your bloodstream within 26 seconds!

Three of the most important things that set Arbonne apart are: 

#1 Swiss formulation

There are 3 levels of skin care: Economy (drug stores), Premium (many mall brands), and Ultra Premium (Swiss). The Swiss are known for precision and purity and do not use filler in their products. Hence it is 100% pure. Interesting fact:1200 cosmetic ingredients were banned in Europe and only 10 have been banned in the US. 

#2 No use of mineral oil

The number one filler in American products is mineral oilInteresting fact: Mineral oil is the second most aging ingredient next to the sun. Crude oil is the black oil that comes out of the earth and it’s refined to make diesel fuel then refined to make gasoline and refined to make Vaseline (i.e. petroleum jelly) and then refined again to make mineral oil. The molecules are too large to penetrate our skin and the mineral oil acts as a saran wrap keeping the toxins inside. This can lead to oily skin and acne.

#3 Vegan certified

Our products are vegan and are not tested on animals. Interesting fact: Some companies buy from rendering plants where they take unwanted waste (i.e. meat past its expiration date) and vats of used oil from fast food chains and boil it all down. The fat that rises to the top is scraped off, sold and heavily fragranced. It’s called tallow and it is not regulated in the US, nor is it on any ingredient label. 

Since Arbonne is a holistic minded company and looks at one’s health from the inside out, we also have a nutrition line. Arbonne’s nutrition products are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, free of artificial ingredients, low glycemic index, GMO free, and pH correct! In other words, Arbonne nutrition is more regulated than anything you can find on a store shelf!

Interested in Arbonne’s CC Cream or any other products? 

Join Kristina for an Arbonne PARTY going on now [via Facebook] by emailing her at KRISTINABDONALDSON@GMAIL.COM

You can also visit Kristina’s Arbonne Site HERE.
XO Amanda