Monday, September 15, 2014

Made it Monday: NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH!!!

This week I'm combining 2 of my fave linky parties! Makeup Monday where I get to share and read  up on awesome beauty tips and ideas, and Monday Made It where I get to post about fabulous things I did or made that were important during my week.

I'm combining the 2 because lately I've been really delving into Rodan+Fields and learning more while also digging deep in social skills instruction and the Superflex Curriculum. I figured it was a good place to share both, especially since my Rodan+Fields customers are mostly teachers!!! Yay for educators!!



Dontchya just hate when all you can think about is the weekend...and it's only Tuesday morning? ;:) For typical adults we may daydream a bit here and there, but for my ASD students those small daydreams can turn into elaborate mental movies that last for far too long! You know what I'm talking about, that look they get, we've all seen it!

When teaching with Superflex and the Team of Unthinkables we call that having a Brain Eater moment. Brain Eater causes us to think about things other than what we should and loose track of what's going on around us.
First we read Superflex Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables. Then, we talk strategy.
-get a sip of water
-stretch
-put your distraction shield on the object
-move away from the person or object
-ask for help
-etc.

To conclude the lesson we watch these videos of Brain Eater in action. The kids think they are HILARIOUS and love calling out the instances they see of the Unthinkable taking over.








RODAN+FIELDS NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH JUST HAPPENED SATURDAY AND THIS NEWBIE IS GOING TO 

BLOW
YOU
AWAY





As kids, we had fat pads under our skin that made our skin bounce back when we smiled, squinted, or just generally made funny faces. As we got older, those fat deposits diminished and dynamic wrinkles formed because the bounce back resiliency was gone. Dynamic wrinkles form from repetitive facial motions and we often call them expression lines!

Puppet lines around the mouth...crow feet...the "11s" between your browns...horizontal lines across your forehead...you know, those things you fixate on when you look in the mirror!!

If you were to go to a derm for these things they would likely tell you that you needed botox - "When a wrinkle is the case, stick a needle in your face!"

Well, 
1. THAT HURTS! 
2. scheduling the derm & getting to your apts among the zillion other things going on is difficult! 
3. unless your insurance considers botox medically necessary, it aint cheap!

That's where I come in!

The new product launched by Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields, the makers of Proactiv, is going to fill that wrinkle, while you sleep, without a needle!! Instead, you can place a sticky strip right atop that crevice before bed. The sticky strip is covered with teeny-tiny cones filled with peptides and hyaluronic acid! Both of these ingredients are found in ABUNDANCE in youthful skin, but not in aging skin. While you sleep, the moisture of your skin slowly dissolves the cones, releasing the 2 wrinkle fighting ingredients!

The results of this product are long lasting, 8+weeks after you stop using the strips!! They are also potent enough to provide results within just 1 use!!

If you're interested on how you can get your hands on these bad boys, lemme know!!

SKIN. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING; WEAR IT WELL!!!


Friday, September 12, 2014

five for FRIDAY - UNBLEMISH!!

         


Woohoo!!! 5 for Friday + Makeup Monday = 5 things anyone with skin NEEDS to know!! I love these two linkies and I love combining them to share great info with people who understand that you've gotta take care of what you've got because your skin isn't goin' anywhere!! 

While your hand bag may be outof style in a few months and your phone will definitely be old technology before it's even worth  the money you spent on it, your skin is stickin around until the day you die. Spend your money where it matters and remember these facts!!

5 is the number of pimples per month that it takes to be classified as acne and 40 is the percentage of women aged 25-40 who suffer from adult acne!





20 is the average number of years adult acne can last :(




Acne is the most common skin condition in the US affecting an estimated 50 million Americans.




Over 1 BILLION dollars are spent on anti-acne products in the US annually! Spend your money on something that works y'all!!!!




100% OF ACNE IS CONTROLLABLE!!!!!!!!!!






Breakouts? Unpredictable? Unreasonable? Unfair? Take control with our UNBLEMISH Regimen. Clinically proven to combat the entire acne cycle, this sophisticated regimen helps unclog pores, clears acne blemishes and calms your complexion to keep pimples, blackheads and post-acne marks from making an unwelcome appearance on your face—and in your life.

Message me if you'd like more info or if you're interested in the Rodan+Fields business and how we're changing skin and changing lives!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday Inspiration: Lexus Lovin!








And now, my favorite part of Sunday Inspiration!

Congratulations to Holly Reed, Previer V Executive Consultant who just reached the honored position of Lexus Achiever with Rodan + Fields! 

Holly, a Pastor's wife in St. Louis, received her new Lexus last week! Just want to share what her sweet husband had to say! Congrats to both of you! 

"I can't pass up this opportunity to be a proud husband! Just over two and a half years ago my wife decided to jump into a sales business that was scary to say the least (we did not see ourselves as sales-type people). She loved the product, saw it work, believed in it enough to accept the challenge. She was fearless; Astounding me over and over again!

She simply used her passion, love for people and paired with this great business model, she just took the bull by the horns and wouldn't accept defeat! She always said that the key to success in business is to NOT QUIT! I'm constantly amazed by her... I'm overwhelmed when I think about these last couple of years and I could not be more proud or in love with any woman.

The real kicker is that she gets to drive this car as of today!!! The company is paying for it too (we've hardly ever even RIDDEN in a car like this)! She'd love to share this possibility and very early opportunity with anyone that might have some of that same stored up passion and fight as well. It's changed, for the better, lots of things for us, and we're watching it do the same for many others!"


Made it Monday: Glassman and Crafts!

5 day week after having just 4 days last week = torture. You know it. I know it. We all hate this part of the 3 day weekend! In order to keep my spirits up, I wrote a fun Glassman lesson and did some crafts! 
Whoop :)


Woohoo! I'm so excited about my first Made It Monday craft!!!!! I know these have been around a long time and that you've definitely seen them before, but I'm still pretty proud of how this one turned out. I used an Exacto knife to cut the Crayons and used a hot glue gun to hold them down.


I'm also VERY excited for the fall and winter to get here!!! Seriously my favorite time of the year and the BEST holidays, not to mention the fact that I'm over this 97 degree heat. Bring on the cool crisp air, twinkly Christmas lights, and possible snow days ;)


Another social skills lesson using the Unthinkables. Glassman causes us to have BIG upset reactions to little bitty problems. He makes us think all issues are very big issues and that we should meltdown when it isn't necessary or appropriate. Here's a bit of the lesson...
CONNECT: Worry Wall makes us feel nervous and worried too much. You guys already know about him! He often works with Glassman, and today we're learning about this new Unthinkable.

PRIME: Glassman causes us to have big upset reactions to small problems. He makes us think everything is a big problem. He also blocks our brains from being able to say appropriate things when we're upset. We may yell or scream and cry when we should use our words.

The meat of the lesson has students write down 5 worries on index cards, then we read Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of the Unthinkables. After we read the story, I have kids place their index cards on the scale pictured below.

Friday, September 5, 2014

What's CURRENTLY Going On ;)

Yay!!  A new lniky party I found thanks to a fellow blogger, Kelly Heats 2nd! I saw this one on her page and decided to link up! I LOOVE my some linky parties!!

Currently, I'm trying to *patiently* wait while The Hubs packs for a camping trip we're going on tomorrow. I've been done for hours and could easily have left this afternoon with enough time for an extra night, but that's just not how his obsessive brain operates. Alas, I take deep breaths and try not to hover/nag :)

The best thing that's happened in the last hour has been a comment from an unknown blogger!! I just jumped on the blogging bandwagon and all comments so far have been friends. This is my first by a reader who just had something nice to say! Rocked my world!


Thanks Oh' Boy 4th Grade for the awesome par-tay!

five for FRIDAY - REVERSE!!



      


Woohoo!!! 5 for Friday + Makeup Monday = 5 things anyone with skin NEEDS to know!! I love these two linkies and I love combining them to share great info with people who understand that you've gotta take care of what you've got because your skin isn't goin' anywhere!! 

While your hand bag may be outof style in a few months and your phone will definitely be old technology before it's even worth  the money you spent on it, your skin is stickin around until the day you die. Spend your money where it matters and remember these facts!!

Truck driver Bill McElligott, 69, has unilateral dermatoheliosis. Essentially, UVA rays transmitted through the window of his delivery truck have severely damaged the skin on the left side of his face during the 28 years he has spent driving on the job.
As a result, the left side of McElligott's face looks roughly 20 years older than the right. The difference between the two sides of his face is so pronounced, even medical experts were shocked.




It’s estimated that as much as 80% of skin’s aged appearance is caused by the sun, not the passage of time. The damage caused by UV exposure is not only visible on your face, but lurks under the skin’s surface, making your complexion appear dull, sallow, uneven and aged. 



Vitamin C and Retinol, along with many other things, help brighten skin!


0% OF PEOPLE ARE BORN WITH FRECKLES!!


1 in 3 people has sun damaged skin!






Clean the slate and see a brighter future for your skin. Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration with REVERSE. REVERSE Regimen exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant complexion. 

Message me if you'd like more info or if you're interested in the Rodan+Fields business an
d how we're changing skin and changing lives!!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Before and Afters of Beautiful Skin!!




Happy Monday! Here's to another week of awesome! 




Monday and no work! Woohoo!! Instead, I made today all about Rodan+Fields! I found a bunch of new before and afters and promoted, promoted, promoted!! These skin care products have changed.my.life. and I want everyone to know the can change theirs too. The regimens are created to work in the right order, in the right formulation, with the right amount of each ingredient to give you maximum results for specific needs. To find which one is best for you, consider what your MAIN SKIN ISSUE IS...and email me if you'd like more info! mn.brannick@gmail.com

SOOTHE - for redness, sensitivity, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis. If you have any of these issues, start with the SOOTHE and you can switch to another regimen after building up your skin's resiliency.

UNBLEMISH - for acne, breakouts (more than 5 pimples per month), blackheads

REVERSE - dark spots, melasma, hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin, dullness

REDEFINE - for fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, lack of firmness

So here they are! The new before and afters! Be ready to have your mind blown ;)