Let’s Hear it for the Nurses!!

FullSizeRender 3poshI want to take a quick second to give a huge shout out to the amazing nurses and staff at The Jersey Shore Medical Center on Mehandru 6 that have been taking such good care of my Grandmother these last few days. Each and every one of you is an angel. There is no amount of gratitude to adequately express the tender care and attention you’ve given to her.

 

I hope you enjoy the Posh samples. You deserve to be pampered!

It’s Almost Poshmas…and you’re INVITED!

You are Cordially Invited:

To a POSHMAS POSH NIGHT PARTY in celebration of the new catalog reveal. Games will be played. Prizes will be won, and all the new Posh will be revealed!

THERE’S NEW POSH ON THE WAY!! Which means it is time to celebrate! Join me on Facebook on February 5, 2016, at 6PM See the new products as they come out, play games, win Posh Pampering Prizes! Including full sized freebies, AND a chance to WIN THE HOSTESS PERKS for the Party!

In anticipation of the party, I’m giving a lucky 10 people the chance to get DELUXE VIP PARTY PACKS chock full of NEW yummy Posh product samples, $5 in Posh Cash you can use towards your first catalog purchase, OR to stock up on your faves on closeout discounts before they’re gone forever.

RSVP to The POSHMAS POSH NIGHT PARTY and comment “POSH IT TO ME”

Or send an email to therealposhchick@gmail.com with your mailing address,

and claim your Party Packs before they’re gone!

Don’t wait. Once the 10th has been claimed, they’ll be gone!

 

Get Ready for the Movie Madness Giveaway!

Who says pampering always has to be at home? Not me.

Sometimes there is nothing more decadent than giving yourself the five star treatment before a fun night out with your special someone. Who says you can’t have it all? They call me the Posh Chick, because I give you the chance to have your Posh & night out too. I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you the Movie Madness Giveaway. Lucky winners will walk away with gift cards to the movies with absolutely FREE entries.

 

http://www.ratsandmore.com/2016/01/movie-madness-giveaway-event-enter-to.html

 

Have your Posh & Night Out too!
Welcome to the Movie Madness Giveaway Event!
It’s time for the Movie Madness Giveaway Event! With so many amazing movies out right now – We couldn’t pick a better prize! This giveaway will offer 2 great gift card prizes. 
The Giveaway!
The first winner chosen will receive a $25 AMC gift card, and the second winner chosen will receive a $15 Fandango gift card. Entering to win this giveaway is very easy, with the GiveawayTools form, below:


 

Disclosure:
The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are
not responsible for prize fulfillment. Your Strong Tower will be sending the
prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway.
This giveaway starts February 1st, 2016, and will end on February 25th, 2016 at
11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a
new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the
name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form. Open to US residents only.

Love & Chocolate Stripper: A Posh Chick Review

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I can’t believe these are the only ones of these I’ll ever have! They both sold out in almost record time!

It FINALLY arrived! Thanks to last weekend’s epic snowstorm, my Perfectly Posh Valentine’s Day product order was delayed. Even my baby dragons were stoked to see the boxes of Posh stacked on our doorstep. Of course, I had to decide what I wanted to use first.

The Love & Vanilla perfume Roller & Strawberry & Love Mask are both sold out. So I won’t tease you with reviews unless they happen to be in the next catalog—which we’ll find out about on February 5. I also got my hands on this months Splurge of the Month: Berries & Bubbly–A Big Fat Yummy Hand Cream in a strawberry & champagne scent. We all know the Posh Chick loves her berries & bubbly, so it was a no brainer when these babies went on sale. I’m glad I grabbed them, cause they sold out in 8 hours! It smells like pink starbursts. Like lemons and berries. Like the best frigging BFYHC I’ve ever smelled. Layered with the Vanilla & Love roller, it smells even better. My littlest dragon told me I smelled “glorious”.  Sorry you didn’t get one. Next time you gotta get on that.

The product I will review, however, since you can still get your hands on some if you move quickly, is the Love & Chocolate Stripper!

chocolatestrippermomandgraceIf you’re not familiar with the OG Stripper, it’s one of our best selling masks, because it’s jam packed with naturally detoxifying ingredients. I’ve seen people use it in all kinds of ways. Some people like to use it as one of those wrap things: slathering it over tummies, or thighs, and wrapping in cellophane. Some people use it on their feet. My Teen Dragon and I used it on our faces (although it’s pretty potent, and Perfectly Posh doesn’t want you to get hurt, so they put it on the jar that this isn’t how they recommend it be used). I have to disclaim here, because I obviously went against the directions on the container. I’m not a doctor. I’m just a woman who gets some serious nose and chin blackheads. While these products are all natural, a skin patch test is always a good idea if you’ve got sensitive skin, or if you’re playing it safe.

The baby dragon has always gotten pimples on her nose, and I’d been waiting to get my mask on for a while. Last night was the night. Baby dragon got a strip of chocolate right down the nose, and immediately said, “Mmmmm! It smells soooo good!”

The texture is really creamy. I’d heard that some people were finding it difficult to spread, but that’s probably because the product itself was cold. It’s been pretty chilly around these parts. I left mine out on the counter for a few hours, so by the time I got to it, it was at room temperature. It spread smoothly for me, and a little bit really goes a long way.

The smell is dark chocolate, and some kind of sweet spice. If I had to choose between the OG Stripper, and the chocolate…it would be no contest. I found the OG Stripper tingled to the point of madness at first. My son described it as a thousand tiny shards of glass. The chocolate Stripper still tingled, but it was not as intense. Plus, there is just no beating the smell of dark chocolate wafting around with you.

I always rinse off with a washcloth to get a mask off, and then follow up with cool water to close my pores. I could see the blackheads were gone. It was miraculous. Afterwards I used Apricots Overnight. This is an ultra-mosturizing mask you can wear overnight, although I’ve heard people say they wear in all day. I’ve actually had some pretty fabulous experience using it on my “boo-boo” hand after an excema flare-up.

All in all, not only did I get to spend some bonding time with my baby girl, I found my new favorite mask. I’m seriously counting the days until I can use it again. Only six more to go!

Don’t wait to order this one, though. The supply is limited, and I’m not sure I can hold out on buying the rest of the stock much longer. So you better get there before I do.

Don’t forget, until the end of January I’m giving away a FREE BFYHC of your choice to every Poshinista who places an order of $30+.

Note: this means using the shop now button above (or the one on my Facebook page), and selecting the Posh Chick as your consultant at checkout. It’s the only way I’ll know you ordered. Freebie ships separately from your order. Please contact me if you haven’t heard from me within 24 hours of placing your order at therealposhchick@gmail.com

If you’re interested in any of the products, all you have to do is click Shop Now–create a perks account if you haven’t already (free perks = free posh! ), and have fun Poshing!

 

Flash Posh Sale!

Happy Monday Poshinistas! I’ve got amazing news!

I’m just $35 away from my very first Posh Promotion! Which means I’m all kinds of anxious, excited, and ready to make a deal. For today only I’m giving away your choice of Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme, with any purchase of $30 or more!

freebigfatymmy copyYou’re not dreaming. This IS happening! Your freebie will come direct from you to me, so don’t worry if you don’t see it in your cart. I’ll be in touch right away to find out which BFYHC you want sent your way, and, I’ll be sure to load up your package with samples for you to try out.

This is my way of thanking all of you amazing Poshers for helping me get this far in my Posh Journey!

Click Shop Now on the menu up top, create your perks account if you haven’t already, and get ready to Rock the Posh with the Posh Chick!!!

Why Soy Fillers Are a No-No

Keanu-Reeves-Meme-Soy-Milk-05There’s always a new opinion on whether or not something is good or bad for you. Eggs were good, then bad, and now I think they’re good again. The same with bacon. Just a few years ago all of my Paleo Dieting pals couldn’t get enough of unlimited bacon, but a recent study came out that equated bacon with cigarettes.

It can be hard to keep track, especially with all the new all natural ingredients hitting the scene. When I discovered that Perfectly Posh prides itself on being free of soy fillers. It wasn’t that long ago that soy was a major celebrity. Of course, I wondered why a company would want to avoid soy. So, I did what I do. I researched it.

You might be surprised at what I found:

  • Soy contains bioactive compounds called isoflavones. One of the isoflavones is called, genistein. This particular compound is said to mimic estrogen in our bodies. This is a problem, of course, due to the link between Breast Cancer and increased estrogen levels.
  • Soy contains goitrogens, which have been linked to thyroid problems.
  • Here is a video about the dangers of Hexane in Soy Foods:

Of course, it makes sense to monitor how much soy you’re consuming (read: eating), and if you’re not the soy latte, soy milk, tofurkey consumer, you might think you’re safe. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Soy is often used in lotions, and soaps, as an inexpensive way to build product thickness, or claim to be natural/healthy/vegan/etc… Sometimes, these ingredients aren’t even disclosed!

That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re reading the ingredient list on all of your products. When you’re making purchases, you should empower yourself, and ask if their products contain soy, or soy fillers.

Perfectly Posh has a ban on soy fillers, because they don’t need to bulk their products up with fillers. You can trust that Posh’s entire product line is 100% Soy Free, Paraben Free, and always buy 5 get the 6th free. Seriously, you really can’t get better than that.

 

 

Coffee: a Love Story or the Benefits of Caffeine on the Skin

Do you love coffee? I love coffee. Like LOVE love. Like, we’ve been in a very serious, intense,  greatformugsrelationship since I was nine. Yeah, I’m in deep. As a migraine sufferer, coffee has a played a huge role in helping to relieve my headaches. Back then the doctors had  suffered me through a battery of tests, and scans, which, in the end resulted in a prescription for coffee.

I remember the day we met. I mean. I’d stolen a taste of coffee before, when I was little–and thought it was gross–, but now I was older. Now, I was allowed. It would taste different. It would taste like adulthood. We were at my Titi’s house. My Mom’s older sister had the most incredible garden, and sometimes she’d cut a bouquet for me to take home with its ends wrapped in tin foil. My family doesn’t mess around when it comes to coffee. We drink the good stuff. Spanish coffee. There was no Maxwell in her house. She served it the old fashioned way, with milk boiled in a small pot. I added all the sugar.

It was not love at first taste. Looking back at the way my immature tastebuds reacted to the bitter brew is kind of funny, considering that coffee has infused itself into the ritual of my day to day life. I have an extra large in the morning, and a medium in the afternoon. Coffee and I are totally sitting in a tree.

Lately, I found out that Coffee has been holding out on telling me about all his other powers. I didn’t find out, until I noticed Perfectly Posh has quite a few products that include caffeine in their ingredients list. Not to mention two products that are actually made with coffee grounds. So, I did what I do. I researched.

You’re not going to believe what I found out!bestkeptsecret

Coffee grounds:

  • are great exfoliants, which, given their gritty texture, isn’t really much of a surprise.
  • are incredibly powerful free-radical fighting antioxidants, as well as being high in Vitamin E!
  • are full of fatty acids, which dissolve cellulite! Seriously, Coffee, we could’ve been hanging out!

Caffeine itself:

  • is a diuretic,
    • which means it’s great for reducing puffiness (we’ve all had that moment when we’ve been crying, and we’ve got to be there in ten minutes), AND
    • is actually used in lots of big name department store anti-aging products, because it tightens skin. You mean I’ve been drinking the secret to skin firming this whole time?
  •  stimulates blood flow, which is great for reducing (non-hereditary) dark circles under the eyes!

Before you go brewing enough coffee to bathe in, or collecting coffee grounds (wet coffee grounds can grow mold. I’ve learned this the hard way), Perfectly Posh has SIX products that will help unleash the hidden potential of the coffee bean.

The Daily Grind Scrub or Snarky Bar are the products containing actual ground coffee that you can use to both exfoliate and combat those cellulite ares (I’m talking to you thighs…I will get you).

 

Moisturize 911 is a great daily moisturizer. I use it every morning. Never Grow Up Serum is our all-natural, way less expensive than the department store anti-aging serum, and is the only thing I’ve ever heard real (not on television) people rave about the results.

Impish Eyes also has caffeine, but I’ve never used it, so I can’t really give any feedback on that one just yet. I like to use Posh skin stick, The Caffeinator, under my eyes. It’s also helpful on reducing the swelling of bug bites, and blemishes.

Good Morning Beautiful is one of our giant soap Chunks, which has caffeine, and is a huge fave amongst the Poshers I know, but isn’t something I’ve tried just yet.

Have you tried any caffeinated Posh? Leave a comment with what you think of them.

 

 

Happy Bubble Bath Day | bubble bath

bubblebathdayI don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good bubble bath. If you do too, then here’s your excuse to indulge yourself in something relaxing and luxurious.

Need some ideas for some bubbly?

bubbledup_bathsaltBubble Up Bath Salt

A traditional, indulgent bubble bath made from gentle coconut oil. Scoop some into your bath and bask in a bounty of beautiful bubbles. Each pack of bath salts is good for 2-3 baths!  Get this as part of the All Mixed Up set– 6 packs for only $20!!! That’s 18 baths for less than a mani-pedi! What are you waiting for?

bubble bathThe Posh Life– Life is a Dream Poshymallow Bubble Bath

Looking for something a little more luxe? The Posh Life line is for you. Spoil yourself in your next soak with a gentle, sulfate free bubble bath that features marshmallow root extract, rich, non-drying, coconut-based cleansers, aloe vera for softer skin, and a sweet Poshymallow fragrance that smells like angels are hugging you. The Poshymallow fragrance comes from natural marshmallow root extract, and is my single favorite scent from Perfectly Posh. You can get the entire line, or pick and choose from Coconut Oil, Body Powder, Lip butter (OMG), shave cream, and Body Wash!

How will you celebrate Bubble Bath Day? Leave me a comment, and you could receive a free sample pack direct from the Posh Chick to you!

For the Love of Posh Episode One: Poshymallow Coconut Oil

Today’s post is from my brand new youtube channel The Posh Chick: For the Love of Posh. In Episode One you can meet yours truly, The Posh Chick, in my natural state. Yup! I’m talking about:

  • No Make-up
  • No Fabulous Hair
  • No contact lenses
  • No filter

Today I talk about my favorite Posh Product. Are you a Posh addict?

Leave me a comment below, with your email address, about your favorite Posh product and you could win your own Posh Chick mini-facial sample pack!

The Posh Chick’s Posh Ritual | posh

resolutionIt seems only fitting to share this post with you today, on the third day of 2016, because:

  1. I needed the first two days of the year for some me time.
  2. Spreading the word about Perfectly Posh is one of my New Year’s resolutions
  3. ThePoshChick.com is new, and I should tell you my Posh Story.
  4. I’ve got to share my ritual pic somewhere.Did you know that Perfectly Posh has a tradition for it’s Independent Consultants? I didn’t either, but it’s actually pretty awesome. In your starter kit, along with all the amazing Posh product, and the exclusive monthly product, you get The Ritual, my very favorite of the Posh masks. You’re supposed to take a picture in your pink Ritual mask, and send it to your upline, or share it with other Posh Consultants, along with why you joined the Perfectly Posh family. Although I joined in November, it took me a few weeks to try the mask, and it’s taken me until now to share my story.

Perfectly Posh actually made my life better. That’s crazy, right? I know it sounds cliche, but after you’ve suffered from excema in a tricky spot, you’ll know how amazing it feels to get better. Excema is one of those skin conditions that’s hard to fix. Mine was on the palm of my right hand (oh the jokes are too numerous!), and had been there since I was 9 years old. It was always in a state of gross flaking white, cracked, or almost cracked, and, of course, responded to stress — which is not great on any day that’s important at all– job interviews, day I got married/engaged, every day between engagement and wedding when people are looking at, shaking, and even photographing my frigging hand!

After my daughter was born, and I took on the stay-at-home-Mom role, the excema got worse. The constant exposure to water (washing dishes, child, bathtubs, laundry, floors, faces, various bodily fluids) was making what would have just been regular ole chapped hands into a very embarassing situation. As my daughter grew older, and more verbal, it even earned the moniker “boo-boo hand”. The intimacy between my daughter and I, the way she can so honestly sum up the problem with my skin, and my desire to show her how important it is to take care of ourselves, forced me down a long road of chemicals, cortizones, charcoals, and medicines. All of them worked for a few days, but then the results petered out, and back to the square one. When I found Perfectly Posh I had been wearing one fingerless glove all day, every day, for at least six months (it feels like years). People thought it was a fashion thing. I’d even started to believe it, and had amassed an impressive collection of finger-less gloves, and arm-warmer sleeves, in a rainbow of colors and textures. Let it be known that I was wearing sleeves years before the Star Wars movie came out.

Did I mention that my skin is super sensitive to soaps and lotions? Well, let’s just say that if you can buy it at the supermarket, it gives me a rash. When a friend began selling Posh, I decided to give it a shot. It claimed to be all natural, and my skin was certainly a litmus test. I was totally skeptical.

I ordered a chunk, and the Poshymallow coconut oil.

Two weeks later I bought my starter kit.

The truth is, I just wanted the products in the kit. I’d had no intention of actually trying to sell it. In direct sales lingo, that’s called “kitnapping”–and is not encouraged, but I didn’t care, the price was right, and the products had none of those hard to pronounce chemicals that irritated my skin.

Through the combination of The Healer Skin Stick, and SkinDelicious Fresh, Creamy Milk Body Butter the patch on my palm steadily improved, even past my usual two-week mark. I began to share it with other who have skin issues, or sensitivities to chemicals, but still not ready for The Ritual. It’s strange to admit, but I wanted to mean it when I used it.

Thanksgiving Weekend was a rough one. The ups, the downs, the blisters from walking all over NYC, the hangover from my anniversary evening….let’s say, I was happy to return home after it was all over. I was happy everyone else went to bed early too.

That’s when I put on the Ritual.

theritualAs I was putting it on, the aroma of berries (one of my favorite scents) filled my bathroom, and I felt myself relax. It was a welcome, but foreign sensation.

See, as a stay-at-home/ work-from-home Mother, I don’t get to relax much, if at all. I don’t get vacation days, weekends off, or sick days. My role is all about taking care of other people, and most of the time that doesn’t leave anything for me. My family is wonderful, but unless I’m suffering some kind of serious injury there’s no one taking care of me. It’s not a complaint. These are the choices I’ve made, and the ones I make every single day. I’m telling you this, because standing there with the Ritual drying on my face, it struck me why Perfectly Posh is so important…

So I got into the shower, and used my Poshymallow body wash

I washed my face with Complexion Perfection…

I used Fresh, Creamy, Milk after my shower…

…and for those moments there was no to-do list; there were no arguments; no meals to make; to messes to clean-up; no clothes to iron; no endless hours on hold; no bills; no payments. There was just me, and my Posh. It was as if I’d gone on vacation. It was as if I’d slept for days. I simply felt better.

Not only is my excema almost gone, but for the first time in more than a decade, I can see the skin on my hand, and I’m confident enough to shake hands with anyone I meet.

I am a proud Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant on a mission to spread the Posh as far and wide as I can, because everyone deserves to be pampered. Posh will take care of those of us who take care of everyone else.