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What is this Nerium?


HI, it’s me, Victoria, I am writing to tell you about my business as a Nerium Brand Partner.

My thoughts before getting started; I am a full-time nurse, I care about people I cannot do sales. I am a writer I can’t explain things without writing it down, and even then, it’s iffy. The first step was banishing these thoughts. The fact that I care about people is why I have chosen to work for Nerium. Nerium is all about changing people’s lives. Of course, I can explain things. I do it all the time as a nurse. I needed to educate myself on the products like I would a disease process or medication and then communicate it in layman’s terms. Better yet I use another source to do my talking for me, and I can write this post about how I got started.

Nerium is the name of an oleander plant and the wellness company I work for. I first heard about Nerium from a friend of mine who was selling Nerium’s skincare products. I wasn’t a skincare person. I only moisturized in the winter when my skin got dry, and it was a good day if I washed my face. My friend shared the products with me via texts, videos and her website. It seemed expensive, but I wanted to support her new business and intended to purchase the body firming contour cream but never did. Week after week I thought oh yeah let me buy that stuff and never got around to it.

Months later this same friend invited me to a Nerium get together. I asked her if I could go actually. I hadn’t seen her in a while, and I also wanted to know what she was up to. I met many interesting people that night. The ones that stood out to me were nurses who were part of the Nerium business that could work part time as a nurse and do Nerium part time. They were less stressed and able to love Nursing again. Then I met more people that quit their dreaded jobs and paid off credit card debt with the money they made from Nerium. Were these people for real?

I tried the night cream. I didn’t think anything of it at first, but I was interested in the business now, so I had to try the product at least, right? Within three days my face felt completely different. It didn’t feel frail and flaky in the January cold. Instead, my face felt plump, full of life, and smoother than a baby’s behind. I googled the crap out of Nerium. What was this stuff, was my face going to fall off or turn to marble like in Catwoman starring Halle Berry?!

Nerium works, you probably have seen the slogan real science real results because it is true. There are hundreds of before and after photos put out by Nerium and put out there by regular folks. Some of these are people who barely know how to work a camera phone let alone think about doing any photoshopping. But why try to show you repeatedly why not try the product for yourself and see the results on your skin with your own eyes?

Back to the business. I took a leap of faith and blew close to $600 to start a business in skin care. Me, the awful girl who didn’t wash her face regularly. All the products Nerium sent me as inventory for buying into the business were well worth over $600, so I felt that even if I used everything for myself and didn’t get anyone to try it or buy it, I wasn’t losing out. I love all the products! I try to share them every chance I get. If you haven’t heard of them if I haven’t gotten around to you yet, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Not only are the products life changing, but the business has also been life changing for many individuals and families. All you must do is share these excellent products. Nerium also gives back to charities and is a partner with Big Brothers and Sisters here and abroad. I hope to go on one of their mission trips in the future I’d love it if you joined me!

If you have any questions about Nerium I’d love to answer them for you! You can also visit my site

Moning Maniac

A Moning Maniac is a fan of Karen Marie Moning and her Fever series! I’m swiftly becoming a maniac myself after finishing the 3rd installment in her fantasy-thriller where the Fae are the bad guys. Not all fairies have wings and grant wishes some are the creatures nightmares are made of. If you are looking for something new to read I encourage you to start with book one, DarkFever!


And the Oscar Winner is…

Twelve Years a Slave! Did anyone have any doubt? It is a must on your to do list if you haven’t seen it. The Best Supporting Actress winner, Lupita Nyong’o’s performance was stellar. She was such a Cinderella at the Oscars. I can’t wait to see what she does next.  See Tyler Preston’s review on the movie: Also to make things easy on you I’ve posted a link to rent or purchase 12 Years a Slave off Amazon 🙂
12 Years A Slave


Wine Wednesdays

To kick off Wine Wednesdays I would like to share my history with wine. At the ripe age of 21, I fancied visiting wineries here in the Central Virginia area. If you don’t already know, there are many. You can hardly leave one before stumbling upon another. The rich Virginia soil and the humid climate makes for growing some of the best grapes in the world. (Virginia Wine Lovers Magazine’s words not mine alone.) Unfortunately I am not forever 21 but I hope I am something like wine and get better with age. Over these last few years I have tasted wine at 30 plus wineries in Virginia, North Carolina, and Michigan. Wine festivals are my ideal kind, where I can explore familiar favorites along with new varietals. While in Serbia this fall I attended the Grozdjebal 2013 (Grape Festival) and had the opportunity to try many wines from native Serbia, Croatia and Germany. That being said, I’d like to think I’m on my way to becoming a wine connoisseur. If you have a passion for wine keep visiting on Wednesdays for a wine tasting review. And who knows maybe there is a book about wine in the future?


It’s my 1/2 birthday!

Ever since I had to wait to be 15 and 6 months to get my driving learners permit, February 16th has been a day of celebration. It is my half birthday, and I dote on it every year. Come to think of it, the 18th is special to me also. February 18th is the day my book, Feel Free to Fly was released. So in honor of my novella being out for 6 years now, if you haven’t already purchased a copy it is not too late!

If you feel like celebrating with me, gifts are always appreciated. For my half birthday I would adore one of the following:

Or of course I could always wait for my true birthday which is August 16th 😉 

Do any of you celebrate your half birthdays???




Mindy WHO?

Mindy Kaling, my new hero! I fell in love with Mindy on her show “The Mindy Project.” Soon afterward, I learned that she wrote for “The Office.” You know that dry comedy that everyone rants about. That was never a show that I got into but everyone else I knew thought it was great. Solely because of Mindy, I gave it another chance and found it to be pretty funny in fact.


My love for this Bostonian Indian woman has grown so much that for Christmas I asked for her book. Can I just say, she is freaking hilarious. Maybe, just maybe, one day I can write funny like her. Her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, talks about her life. The recount starts from her childhood and goes into the present. She speaks volumes about her admiration for comedy and how she herself became so humorous. I had no idea that her claim to fame was the play that she wrote with her best friend, called Matt & Ben. It is about a young Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and how “Good Will Hunting” came to be, and of course it’s next on my reading list. Mindy Kaling, is smart, beautiful, and so full of talent and inspiration. I hope she is around for a long long time.