when we were young…

writing with passion, living with vision and acting with intention

I work from home now


Work (the kind that generates an income) has not been something I have been able to fit into my life the last two-and-half years. Having two babies 16 months apart has kept things busy to say the very least. But, opportunity has presented itself and I feel ready to dive into a new endeavour – one that is very, very foreign to me.

About a year ago, I heard about a company called Arbonne which commits itself to providing and toxin-free and eco-friendly comestics and more. I bought shampoo and conditioner, the ingredients of which were enticing in themselves (fresh kiwi and carrot cells). Fast forward to today, I am now an Independent Consultant and eager to launch my new business!

moisturizers, cleansers, sunscreens, oils, non-toxic, eco friendly, healthy choice

I deliberated over making this decision for a while because I have always felt repelled by the consumer driven society we live in that’s sole purpose to sell you whatever they can with no care as to how it promotes waste, greed and leaves our earth bearing the aftermath as landfills grow and pollutants devastate our atmosphere.

So here’s the thing with Arbonne. I buy shampoo; I sunscreen; I buy moisturizer and a dozen different products, some of which do not have the integrity of considering how the environment is impacted not to mention our bodies. All of Arbonne’s products are made without the use of parabens, formaldehyde, animal by products, synthetic dyes, BPA, benzene, phosphates, etc..

Cosmetics are supposed to enhance our bodies, not deposit toxic chemicals into our bodies that will later show themselves in health issues.

As a mother, I am ever more aware and in search of safe products to use for my children which is why I didn’t hesitate to purchase Arbonne’s baby care sunscreen.

baby sun scree, sensitive, toxin free, eco friendly, best choice

baby, sun screen, Arbonne, best choice

I’d like to feature my favourite product at present. These warm spring days are bringing out those oh so lovely pheromones, well lovely to my husband anyway and not so much to everyone else! I rather prefer the smell of mint don’t you?

eco-friendly, non toxic, smells lovely, healthy choice

The other thing I respect about Arbonne is that they are happy to share their products to be sampled before purchasing! How often do you buy something because the sells rep at your local pharmacy said it was wonderful, only to get home and realize after a few days that you skin doesn’t think it’s wonderful? This is why Independent Consultants sell as opposed to big stores that won’t remember you and only want to see a receipt and an unopened bottle upon return.

So wish me well, friends, in my endeavour – I hope to share what I know and promote healthier options for items that we all buy anyways!

Check out Arbonne’s website!

If you are interested in any products and would like to order online, please use my referral Arbonne Consultant ID #: 116501659. You can also place a direct order with me via email: virginiaannebowen@gmail.com.



Author: whenwewereyoung...

A stay at home mom of two boys under two, love TED talks, swing dancing and of course, writing. When we were young is my sharing of motherhood, the beautiful, the ugly, the happy, the sad and the world my boys are growing up in.

8 thoughts on “I work from home now

  1. i loved reading your blog and i’d like to share my website with you as well that is http://www.braindirector.com

  2. I have a friend who sells arbonne and I’ve been to some of her parties and tried the products. They’re very nice!!

  3. Good luck! I have several friends that are with arbonne and they couldn’t be happier!

  4. All the best with this new opportunity. Working from home a lot of hard work with kids, but so so so rewarding. Enjoy and good luck!


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