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Learning More About Amway and Direct Selling

The very first brand that made an impression on me during our first year of marriage was Amway. As a noob in taking care of my own household back in 2001, I was not exactly the most confident since I have gotten used to everything that I need taken cared of before I was married. I did find myself experimenting on brands but it was only Amway that I remember to this day that made life fairly easier as a newbie homemaker. True story.

Amway Home L.O.C.Amway Home L.O.C. (Liquid Organic Concentrate)

Enter Amyway Home L.O.C. – exactly the product I speak of. Although it was packaged differently, it is the same brand I first used some 12 years back. I just love its being versatile as I can use it practically across every corner of our home – from floors to bathroom, to the kitchen, every other nook. Cleaning is a breeze, I do not need to sweat it — literally. Of course, with my love to everything natural, it contains no harmful chemicals. Because I also take care of myself (I would be no kikay if I don’t) and I am not apologizing for it, I love it best because it is gentle enough as a hand cleanser. ¬†ūüôā

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As I have recently met with Amway Philippines’ Country Manager, Ms. Leni Olmedo, I have learned that Amway has been around since 1959 and the L.O.C. is one of their pioneering products and has been around since the brand started.

In the Philippines alone, Amway has six (6) distributor centers where their more than 60,000 Independent Business Owners can get a hold of their products.

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Artistry Youth Xtend Softening Lotion and Rich Cleansing Foam

If there is anything I have been curious about Amway, it is their facial skincare and colour cosmetics line, Artistry. Now, I will get to try and jumpstart with these two Artistry products.

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Amway Carnival Silk Eau de Cologne for Women

Amway also has a fragrance line – Carnival. Carnival contains fragrance oils from France and contains higher oil percentage than regular fragrances which make them last longer. I am personally loving the fun smell of this particular scent. I have quite a collection of fragrances and I don’t usually approve of them if my choosy olfactory nerves don’t agree. ūüôā

While we all know that there are hundreds of brands out there, another thing that Amway is proud is their concentration story.  It is with pride that they vouch for their products as concentrate on concentration. Meaning, they pack every product  in such a way that consumers get the most value for their money. Unlike other readily available commercial products that are high on fillers, water and other extender ingredients. For someone who has been using their multi-purpose home cleaner (which I alternate with my very own formulation of liquid castile soap concoction) for close to 12 years now, I can personally vouch for this. Only a capful makes me 5 full liters of cleaning agent. Can we get more practical than that?

Amway makes sure it strictly complies with the Direct Selling Association of the Philippines’ (DSAP) 8 Point Test which differentiates a legit Direct Selling company from those that are otherwise considered as pyramiding scamming ones.¬†Amway Country Manager, Ms. Olmedo belives that direct selling will continue to expand and that Beauty and Personal Care will remain the largest category in direct selling.

With our current “Wellness Generation” leaning towards organic and natural products, I personally believe that Amway products has quite an edge especially since the brand has proven its quality over the years.

Kikay Corner’s Organic Thanakha Online Store is Now Officially Open

Please click this link to go directly to KIKAY CORNER’S ORGANIC THANAKHA ONLINE STORE.

Kikay Corner is now proud to be an official distributor of Organic THANAKHA. Thanakha is an all in one skin care product that is therapeutic, an agent of restoration and a protects against harmful sun damage.

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Feel free to email KikayCorner at kikay@kikaycorner.net.  Retail price is PhP750 or USD$17.  Payment via G-Cash, Bank Deposit (BDO or BPI) or PayPal. Kikay Corner delivers Organic Thanakha to anywhere in the Philippines via Air21 (shipping fee @ P80) and internationally via Fedex (shipping cost will depend on your location)


Cleopatra’s Moisturizing Regimen

The famous Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile was one of the most beautiful women of our history. She had the most radiant,soft, and glowing skin. We all have heard about the perfect regimen to nurture her skin. How she bathed daily in milk and honey.

Here’s her rich concoction adopted for modern use:

Mix 2 tablespoons of each of the following (sunflower oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, avocado oil, mineral oil, olive oil and sesame oil) with geranium leaves. Leave in a dark place for two days. Apply throughout the body as a rich moisturizer.

The Aloe Vera Cure for Sun Burnt Skin

I know you mtight have heard countless of testimonials about aloe vera’s health benefits. Here’s one for your sun damaged skin. Like grapes, aloe vera has proven to heal sun damaged skin.

Pick out two stems of fresh aloe vera. If you don’t have one handy, a commercially prepared one will do. Skin the leaves and apply the gel throughout the face. leave for fifteen minutes and rinse.

Large Pores? Try the Lemon Lift

Have you had enough of all these home made beauty treatments.  Wait, I am not done yet.  This is enough proof that anyone can be beautiful.  No need to buy those pricey and extravagant beauty treatments that are mostly synthetic.  Go natural and try this one out.  
Mix juice from 1/2 of a lemon.  with 2 tablespoons of water.  Use a cottonball as you dab the solution throughout the face.  Leave for 30 seconds.  This is ideal to close large pores.  Rinse off.  Lemon contains citric acid, vitamin C and sugar.

Pineapple Toner

If you will just give these alternatives a try.  You will find that natural will always prove to be best.  
Crush 1/4 ripe fresh pineapple.  Add 1/4 c. water. Mix. Apply throughout the face, taking care not to get into the eye area.  Leave for a minute and wash off.  Try applying this unto your feet for that tingling refreshing feel.  It softens stubborn callouses. Proven to be anti inflammatory and contains enzymes.

Salt Express Moisturizer

Have you ever thought of your table salt more than just adding taste to your food?  Think again.  
Prepare a mixture of 1/8 cup of veretable or lite mineral oil with 1/4 cup of water.  Apply the solution to your clean and damp face.  Then sprinkle salt on your face or you can just concentrate on the dry area.  Allow to rest for ten minutes.  Soap and rinse with warm water.  

Avocado Treatment for Dry Skin

Mash 1/2 ripe avocado in a bowl. Apply generously all over the face, avoiding the eye area.  Appy a plastic mask or aa clean warm handkerchief over the face.  The plastic mask could be made from an ordinary plastic, just make sure to cut holes for the eyes, nose and lips.  If you will be using hanky dip in warm water first and makes sure to squeeze out excess water.  
Leave on the face for ten full minutes and wash off with warm water.  Avocado contains rich oils that can moisturize the skin.

Strawberry Dream for Oily and Blemish-Prone Skin

Crush six peices of medium sized strawberries (washed and cleaned).  Add 1/4 cup of water and mix into a paste.  Apply to the face avoiding the eye area.  Leave on for 10 full minutes. Rinse with cool water.  
This regimen takes off the hidden dirt and make up.  For your information,  strawberries contain salicylic acid which removes dead skin cells.    

The Cabbage Cure for Oily Skin

There are just about endless natural healing remedies that we can make use of from the most non-conspicuous items around the house. If you have oily skin like I used to have back in my adolescent years, you may want to try this out.

Shred 1/4 cabbage head, sprinkle with approximately one teaspoon of water. Place the cabbage poultice in a clean handkerchief. Apply to the face and you will notice in a while a slight astringent effect.