Last weekend I had the great honor of going to a friend's Arbonne launch party and it was so much fun! I wanted to share my experience, as well as the products I saw, with you.
So, to hear what I have to say about the products, my experience, and more about the company keep on reading!
"Arbonne is a place where ordinary people do extraordinary things every day to enhance not only their own lives, but also the lives of so many others."- Petter Merck, Founder.
The company began thirty years ago with Stian Merck, who is now the Managing Director's, father. Their philosophy is simple, their products are pure, safe, and beneficial. The actual name of the company comes from Switzerland and has come to mean 'beautiful tree'. As the brochure says "The dynamic bond between humans and nature is the essence of Arbonne." This was very evident at the party, the fact that it wasn't just about the products or getting you to buy them but about how they would better you and your life. Okay, enough history, onto the party and the products!
The actual set up of the party was very nice- it created a great atmosphere that felt very open and natural, with an organic flow, that connected greatly to their products. For example, the woman whose house the party was being hosted at had this beautiful leafy bouquet as the center piece on her kitchen island.
That's a lot, right? WRONG. They have sunscreen AND self tanner. That's right, I said SELF TANNER. Organic, healthy, self tanner.
By now you're probably thinking, okay cool, they're a skin care line but you're a beauty blogger- where's the beauty? Well, (a) beauty starts with a good base which means healthy skin and (b) THEY HAVE MAKEUP!
Lipglosses and lip liners
I was so amazed by their makeup, it is really high quality, pigmented, creamy, easy to apply, and just generally fantastic. My favorite thing by far, though, was their makeup primer. It didn't feel like silicone, it didn't feel like it was sitting on my face, it just sank in and smoothed out my pores and created the perfect Canvas of a Face (see what I did there?). I was able to swatch their lipsticks, lipglosses, and lip pencils as well and here are the shots, unedited.
Look how bright and vibrant the lipsticks are! They were so creamy to swatch and opaque after two swipes, talk about great! I really loved the top color I swatched, definitely a 'me' kind of color.
The lip pencils they had were very nice neutral colors that would make a great base, filler, and/or outline for any lipstick. I really love the one on the top because it's a really gorgeous dusty rose color.
The lip glosses were really nice too, I really loved the bottom color. They weren't gloopy or sticky on my hand but the only downfall is the downfall of every lip gloss- it doesn't last very long on the lips.
The next thing we did was a body scrub, tested on our hands, and it was amazing. This was in the scent Awaken and it smelled like fresh oranges to me, which is something I love to wake up to. The cool thing is that it leaves an oil behind that you can rub into your skin, rinse off, or use to shave with. Talk about a multi-use product!
Now you might be thinking that, except for being organic, gluten free, etc., they are basically Mary Kay and Avon- WRONG! Do Mary Kay and Avon carry food? A hair care line? A line just for men? A baby line? No? Well Arbonne does, and they are all fantastic, healthy, luxurious products. Do I have you convinced? Contact my representative Anice at her website here, and she can definitely help you make some decisions and get your order placed. I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and enjoyed learning about a new to me product brand. If you have any comments or questions, don't hesitate to leave them down below! XOXO