The most important thing I have found is that with Passion, comes Success

 PaulaYudelevit

Paula Yudelevit  |  Manager

 

“I found Apriori Beauty a little over three years ago when my old college friend asked me to try a line of skincare that she had just started sharing. I happened to be running low on the skincare I was using, and I trusted Beverly, so I decided to give the Celloxylin line a try. I had nothing to lose. I didn’t wait for a sample; I went online and ordered the 5-step/6 product set. I was using Kiehl’s, so I always took care of my skin. After three days and nights of using Apriori, I was amazed at how fabulous my skin looked and felt. I decided I had to share this with my friends and family! I had very little knowledge of network marketing, but I registered to become a Consultant without even letting Beverly know! I just knew my friends would love glowing skin at our age!

“When I first started, I sent an email to people I felt comfortable with, explaining ‘my story.’ I didn’t send it to everyone – not even some of my closest friends – just those that I thought might like great skin. I also sent one to a group of college friends that Beverly and I had just reconnected with, some 38 years later! We were all the same age and could relate! The ‘my story’ email included a photo of my, at the time, 59 year-old skin! And I sent samples. Everyone has their own way of sharing samples, or not, but for me, they work. Remember, I used to use Kiehl’s, whose philosophy is to give lots of samples! I am not stingy with them at all, and feel the investment (they are not expensive) is so worth it.

“As time went on, ‘my story’ changed, but the core of the letter remained consistent: anti-aging, all-natural skincare. And my comfort level grew as well. I went out of my comfort zone and started sending emails to more people; some that I had known for years, and others I had just met. And I continue to do this with new people I meet! Caution: Don’t force it – let the conversation take a natural course. It’s up to you to lead it in that direction!

“Wherever I went, my gorgeous silver bag, filled with the strips and the micro scrub (and later the Pure Detox Masque), went with me. And when the conversation allowed, I would talk about the beauty of Apriori. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, too. Like not getting email addresses, and after all this time, I’m just getting into the habit of registering people! But I talked about how much my skin changed, how it is now dewy (which they of course can see), and what it can do for their skin. And I give them samples!

“I try not to miss a ‘ladies night out’ here in our small town. It’s the perfect opportunity to share! I make little sample bags and place one at each place setting (if the hostess allows – they of course get a gift from me) and just casually talk one-on-one about the benefits

“My favorite thing to do is a one-on-one or small group Beauty Bar. I share the ‘Why’ Apriori Beauty products and let them experience them first-hand. After going through the steps, I have them try the 20EX Acid Peel on one side of their face, the Pure Detox on the other! And of course the DFI! Trying the products while explaining the benefits is very successful for me.

“My emails led to writing e-newsletters several times a month. I start with the monthly specials and Friday’s Favorite. Around mid-month, I’ll pick a subject that relates to skincare. Why Vaseline is bad for your skin, or toxins and your health. I do a lot of research, include photos and provide information that I think is beneficial. All of my newsletters include my signature and buttons that take the reader directly to my website. I also offer a free full-size micro scrub to first-time clients with orders of $145 or more, and an additional $25 gift card if over $200. I offer a $25 gift card to all clients with purchases of $200 or more. And a $25 gift card for client referrals of $100 or more on the new order.

“One of the best things I’ve done is to partake in a network marketing series with Sharon Michaels. From her course, I started a business Facebook page, and stuck to it. My business page, BeautyWorks, focuses on skin and health issues. Most of my posts relate back to an Apriori product, but not all. But my posts were too long for Facebook, so Sharon suggested a blog! Mybeautyworks.net allows me to write stories about skincare, the industry, ingredients – good and bad, and why network marketing. These articles are then shared on my Facebook business page. I then share them on my personal page. I also use the same articles in the e-newsletters.

“Look, the most important thing I have found is that with passion, comes success. I am totally committed to these products and I use them faithfully. You can’t share what you don’t use yourself. I Use, I Love and I Share – and I get rewarded every week! I’m rewarded with my earnings and with gorgeous jewelry and accessories, including a Louis Vuitton Neverfull handbag! I’ve also been rewarded with amazing new friends who honestly care about my success.

“One thing I suggest, is to find a group of consultants (they don’t have to be part of your up or downline) and support each other. When I started, there was a group of about 7 of us, some I’d never met, who helped each other through support, ideas, and lots of laughter. The company Facebook groups are also great places to find ideas and share product information. Apriori Beauty’ s company page offers fabulous posts that you can share on your page. And The Road to Success is filled with new ideas and motivation.

“I love this company. The owners are true to their mission and are here for you every step of the way. Believe me, I had my melt-downs, but had a support team of Consultants and the company, including the customer service team, who walked me through the challenges and helped me with my success! And if any of you reading this would like my help, I’ll be here for you too!”

 

I’m enthusiastic about the products and the results I’ve experienced

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Connie Johnson | Founder & Executive Director

I began my journey with Apriori Beauty in February of 2009 when I made the decision to support the concept of developing pure, safe skincare by becoming a founding member. It was then that I made the commitment to support Apriori Beauty and am every bit as dedicated today as I was six years ago.

Apriori Beauty offers the opportunity of using and loving the products and also sharing them. That is exactly what I do every day and is the reason behind my thriving business success. I’m enthusiastic about the products and the results I’ve experienced. When I share with new people, they’re not always listening to the words coming out of my mouth but rather looking at my face as my skin is proof that these products work. I’ll be 67 this coming January and if you ask me I look and feel years younger and it’s all due to Apriori Beauty. This has definitely been a benefit when introducing Apriori Beauty. When people see that you are the walking example of what our products can do for you, they want to know more. Know that being a walking advertisement for your business doesn’t just pertain to your skin and appearance. Attitude is everything. People aren’t naive – they can tell when you’re trying to “sell” something and are likely to shut down to anything you’re saying. Passion speaks louder than words and it helps that I exude happiness whenever I talk about Apriori Beauty. Others hear the enthusiasm in my voice as I relay how the products have changed the way I look and feel. Their excitement only grows and soon they’re intrigued when they hear about the successful business I’ve created simply by using, loving, and sharing these incredible products. They also notice how I’m able to put God and my family first and still be able to run a profitable business. How many people are able to make a sustainable income by sharing products they genuinely use and love? It’s rare, trust me.

I have been able to persevere my business through various obstacles in my life. Right after becoming a Founder with Apriori Beauty, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and since then, I’ve had numerous surgeries, yet my business continues to remain strong. There were times where I was on bed rest or my energy was at extreme low, but it never stopped me from sharing Apriori Beauty. Whether it was a phone call, text message, or email, this business has given me the flexibility to work it from anywhere (including a hospital bed!) and prove to myself that nothing can keep me or my business down. Regardless of the health situations I’ve been faced with, I’ve remained positive and passionate throughout. People notice when you are passionate about what you believe in and represent, which has been the core reason for my business’ growth and ability to remain strong.

You may hear me talk about passion quite frequently and that’s because it plays a fundamental role in my business. Passionate and positive people attract others. People hear and see us and want to know what we’re doing that’s making us so happy. As Apriori Beauty Consultants, we have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share with others. If you reach out and introduce Apriori Beauty to like-minded people, you’re likely to build a stable business full of Consultants who are just as excited and eager about the business as you are. Apriori Beauty has become an avenue for men and women to achieve their dreams and obtain success. This has motivated me in working my business, whether I’m obtaining retail sales or introducing the business opportunity to potential Consultants. This Company has not only brought me healthy skin and financial success, it’s also connected (and re-connected) me with friends who have been supportive in so many ways. I love my Apriori Beauty Team; they Make Life Beautiful.

So much of this business is relationship building, and as a people person, I thrive off of meeting new people and hearing their stories

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Natalie Walsh | Founder & Manager

As a Founder, I’ve been with Apriori Beauty from the beginning, before there were even any products! I’ve not only been able to see this Company expand and develop, but have also seen the change in myself as well, both personally and professionally. Over the past few years, I have come to learn a lot of successful business tips, all which have been instrumental in growing and maintaining a steady retail business.

So much of this business is relationship building, and as a people person, I thrive off of meeting new people and hearing their stories. Whether I’m developing a personal relationship or sharing something I love about Apriori Beauty, the first step in getting there is to just start the conversation. Instead of pre-judging those I come across, I look at everyone as an opportunity, who I can talk and share Apriori Beauty with. With this mindset, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! It’s common for me to introduce myself to strangers just about everywhere I go and I like to begin every conversation with a compliment. Who doesn’t love hearing something nice about themselves? I know I do, plus it poses as a natural segue into skincare and health. When meeting and talking to others, you first need to be confident and believe in yourself. You wouldn’t be interested in learning about and purchasing products from someone who appeared to doubt what they were saying, would you? Of course not, which is why it’s imperative you not only know what you’re talking about, but also believe in it 100% (easy to do when sharing Apriori Beauty).

As if starting the conversation isn’t daunting enough for some, I’ve heard a lot of people ask, “what do I say?” when speaking with new and potential Clients. If I’m meeting someone for the first time, I share a product that relates to our conversation. For example, if it’s flu season, then I focus on our incredible Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir. If the weather is changing (hot to cold / cold to hot), I introduce the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Hydro-Burst Moisture Intense Lotion. For every conversation topic, you’re likely to find a product you can bring up in the conversation. When I’m sitting down with a new Client, I make a point to pull out my Apriori Beauty catalog and go through it with them, showing the various products and benefits each product provides. If you’re stumped for words or unsure of how to introduce the products into your conversation, rely on your own personal experiences with Apriori Beauty. Your best selling point is your testimonial. People can hear lists of ingredients and facts, but when it comes down to it, they want to know why you use and love Apriori Beauty and what it’s done for you.

If someone brushes you off or says they’re not interested, don’t take it personally. Chances are, they’re saying “no” because they’re unsure of switching skincare or possibly unaware of the many benefits Apriori Beauty can provide their skin, health, and even financial situation. Don’t let their “no” paralyze you. Instead, make a note to reach out to them in a month or two and casually bring up Apriori Beauty into the conversation. People’s lives and situations change and it’s possible that whereas last month wasn’t right for them, they’re now in a different place and open to hearing about and trying Apriori Beauty.
Regardless of how and where you share Apriori Beauty, always be consistent. I’m committed to sharing at least one product sample a day and following up 3 days later. In addition, referrals have played a significant role in gaining new Clients. I always ask for referrals because networking is the key to success. I love to reward my Clients; they’re the foundation of my business. I offer Clients a $25 gift card for every referral of theirs that places an order of $100 or more. Clients are my priority and I check in with them frequently by sending out personal ‘Thank You’ cards or sometimes a gift card for being a loyal Client. I appreciate their continuous support and love for the products. Without them, I wouldn’t have a business.

On days where you’re feeling unmotivated to work your business, keep in the mind the weekly paycheck and additional perks you can receive just by talking about Apriori Beauty with someone new. I love getting paid every Friday. It’s rewarding because it allows me to help support my family and do extra special things for my kids. Last year, I surprised my three boys and husband with a trip to Hawaii, which was funded by my Apriori Beauty income. I look forward to treating them to another fun activity this spring. Along with being able to surprise my family with gifts, my Apriori Beauty retail business has become a steady income, where I’m able to be there for my family without working long hours. Having the freedom to make my own hours is ideal because I have three active boys, whom I’m constantly driving to sports games and practices. I love what I do and I love sharing Apriori Beauty with others. I’ve hosted Beauty Bars out of my car at football games and even at the airport. This business allows me to share anywhere, anytime. I feel blessed to be part of this incredible Company and am excited to introduce it to even more people!

Having a son that was diagnosed as an infant with severe food allergies, I started learning very quickly about product ingredients and the effects they can have on your body if they’re not safe and healthy

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Abigail Sperber | Sr. Consultant

I became an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant after working in network marketing for several years.  I am extremely passionate about what you put on your skin as it is a result of how you look and how you feel. Having a son that was diagnosed as an infant with severe food allergies, I started learning very quickly about product ingredients and the effects they can have on your body if they’re not safe and healthy. Due to this, I was truly inspired to use the purest products with safe ingredients that my family and I could use.  Apriori Beauty has it all; offering a household of products that work together to nourish your cells at the cellular level, promoting healthy, glowing skin.

I meet Clients every day and everywhere. Whether it’s at the gym (I’m also a Zumba instructor), the store, a party or event, I take advantage of my different surroundings and opportunities. I believe everyone I come across is a potential Client who deserves to hear about Apriori Beauty’s incredible skincare products. When talking with someone new, I ask them, “If there was something you could change about your skin, what would it be?” Based on their answer, I decide which product to recommend that would best suit their skincare needs. I then offer them a sample of the recommended product (or line) and relay I’ll be following up with them in a few days. I always include a sample of the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Pure Detox, Purifying Masque. These two treatment have greatly helped my daughter’s acne and are my “must-have” products when sharing with others. My number one retailing tip is to always be consistent in what you do and never give up. Even if someone tells you “no,” don’t give up. Maybe they’re not interested now, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future. Make a note to check in with them in a few months and see if anything has changed. You never know, by then they might be seeking a new skincare line.

One of the many benefits I’ve experienced with retailing is that I get paid every Friday. This “right now money” is fun money for me to enjoy and spend. Retailing is a significant aspect of my Apriori Beauty business, in which I enjoy helping new and existing Clients meet their desired skincare needs. I work closely with my Clients in finding the best products suitable for their skin, and in turn, I’ve received business success with repeated sales.

As you’re out there sharing and retailing the products, it’s likely you’ll come across some amazing people who are interested in a generating supplemental or a full-time income and want to create their own successful business. They see how you’re benefiting from sharing Apriori Beauty and want to join you on this ever-growing success. It’s another example of how retailing can grow your business, both via sales and sponsoring new Consultants. Apriori Beauty is a fast-growing, women orientated company with incredible products and a desire to help you, a Consultant, succeed in using the products and tools they offer. So, I leave you with one question, “Who is going to be your next Client?”

Great Start Consultant – Barbara French

BarbaraFrenchBarbara French | Sr. Consultant from California
Joined: April 2015
Personally Sponsored Consultants: 1

I am the mother of 4 grown children, stepmother of 2, with a total of 12 grandchildren, and am a retired Corporate Credit/Customer Service Manager of 25+ years. Always eager and enthusiastic of my kids’ activities, I spent a lot of time on softball, baseball and soccer fields and was even softball manager for my daughters’ teams and team mother for my son’s baseball teams. During these last few years, I’ve started doing things I’ve always wanted to do (like oil painting), but couldn’t because I was too busy being Mom and businesswoman. I had always planned to take it easy after retiring, but fate stepped in and had far more exciting plans for me.

I attended my first Apriori Beauty Bar at my friend Robin Whitney’s house back in April 2015. I was just expecting to have a social evening and possibly buy a few products in support of my friend. What I experienced instead was a group of very professional, congenial and delightful businesswomen who were all excited about their products and expressed enthusiasm and support for their fellow associates at Apriori Beauty. I was so impressed by these women, the products, and the business model and structure of Apriori Beauty (with their goal of supporting, encouraging and empowering women), that I eagerly joined that very night. I’m happy to be part of part of a Company that offers a myriad of tools including fantastic products, a free personalized website full of information and knowledge, flyers, brochures, as well as training videos and conference calls. Apriori Beauty gives us everything we need to be successful in this business. Did I mention the incentive programs and monthly bonuses? Social networking and building relationships with delightful and motivated women only proves that this new retirement plan is far better than my original one.

I cannot say enough about my amazing Consultant sponsor, Robin, who has been instrumental in my involvement with Apriori Beauty and is always supportive and encouraging. She has guided me from the beginning, showing me different ways to “share” these one-of-a-kind products and even organized my first Beauty Bar a Beauty Bar that I co-hosted with my daughter and Apriori Beauty Consultant, Cindy Blake! Through Robin’s encouragement and confidence in me, I gave my first presentation at my Beauty Bar and plan to do more in the upcoming months. Robin is so generous with her time and knowledge, which is typical of the selfless people who make Apriori Beauty the outstanding organization that it is. From her invaluable coaching, I’ve learned that consistency and follow-up is key to success and to always keep my goals in sight. One of my goals is to be a supportive and effective sponsor as Robin has been for me.

I cherish meaningful relationships and having the opportunity that being an Apriori Consultant provides, allows me to continuously meet new and interesting people on a regular basis. I love the “Use, Love, Share” attitude and am looking forward to getting to know all my Apriori Beauty friends on a deeper level while building my own successful business and contributing to the growth of Apriori Beauty as a company.

Right Now Retailer – Marilyn Sarno

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

MarilynSarnoMarilyn Sarno | Consultant from Pennsylvania
Joined: October 2013
Personal Clients: 33
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: May 2015
Top 10 Weekly Retailer: May 2015

Maybe it was law of attraction because I wasn’t actively looking for a direct sales company when I found out about Apriori Beauty. In the back of my mind, I had been quietly thinking about what I wanted to do once I retired from my current profession of teaching diabetes education and nutrition. I knew I wanted to keep working with a good salary, but it needed to be on my schedule. It all started in the summer of 2013 when I joined Sharon Michaels’ MasterMind group. I had never heard of Sharon Michaels but frustrated with my own productivity at work and in need of a business coach and mentor, I took a chance. It was through the group and Sharon that I was introduced to Apriori Beauty and my future Consultant sponsor, Elizabeth (Liz) Dyke.

When I first heard of Apriori Beauty, I was so fascinated by its name that I immediately looked it up online and was taken to this beautiful website of anti-aging skincare. As someone who’s aging and wants to slow down the process, I was intrigued. Struggling with all the skin problems you often experience postmenopausal, I tried many high-end skincare lines but never found myself impressed with any of them. I reached out to Liz, who then sent me the Celloxylin® 6-strip skincare sample and a sample of the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, recommending I combine the Crème Cleanse with the Micro Scrub. Upon sampling the products, it was in love right away. It was like being at a spa right in my own bathroom! I just had to know more about these products. After chatting with Liz, I decided to become an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant to start building my own business.

I work full-time, so for me the most efficient way to Use Love Share is at vendor events. Being an educator, I’m comfortable with being in front of large groups of people and have noticed I work best in that environment. I’ve also signed up with local networking groups, including a weekly lunch group, a book club, and a monthly fundraiser group called “Women and Wine.” Whereas I had attended a few Beauty Bars hosted by fellow Consultants, I didn’t host my own till this last May. I don’t know why I waited so long because it was a huge success – I even booked a Beauty Bar for one of my Clients! My networking groups played a huge role in expanding my clientele list, thus making my Beauty Bar the success it turned out to be. Staying disciplined and focused on my business, attending networking meetings, following-up with Clients, and providing exceptional customer service have all been important factors in expanding my retail business and giving me a bigger weekly paycheck.

There’s many benefits to being an Apriori Beauty Consultant, but one of them is that there’s several ways to make money. Some Consultants are team builders, some are retailers, and some are both. For me, it starts with retailing, which I believe is the key to building my team. If a Client uses and loves the products, they may decide to become a Consultant and start building their own business. I’m really excited about the prospect of building a team because I love educating women about creating beautiful skin and showing them how it’s connected to their self-confidence. I consider beautiful skin part of health and wellness.

Since joining Apriori Beauty, I’ve experienced this wonderful community of women who are always going out of their way to support and help each other. Our community plus the fact that with Apriori Beauty, you can earn an unlimited income, sealed my decision to become a Consultant. At my age, you just can’t beat that!

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Susan Twellman

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AB_Radio_icon2Have you ever wondered ‘why’ and ‘how’ Apriori Beauty came to be? We all know that in order to start a company from scratch, there needs to be a vision and plan in place in order to turn that company into an opportunity for other women to successfully own their own business. But, how do you go from point A to point B? Tune in to this 2-part series as special guest host, Sharon Michaels turns the tables and interviews Apriori Beauty’s co-Owners/Founders, Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck. In this episode, Sharon speaks one-on-one with Susan Twellman, exploring her motivation and aspirations behind Apriori Beauty and what she’s doing to expand on the successful network marketing company that they’ve created.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Right Now Retailer – Sue Forster

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

SueForsterSue Forster | Founder & Team Leader from California
Joined: March 2009
Personally Sponsored Clients: 71
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 3 times

Timing is everything!

When it came to getting momentum going for my Apriori Beauty business, timing was everything. I’ve been with this Company since the very beginning (before there were even products), but in order for my business to thrive, I had to feel and know when it was the right time for me. My love for the products was never a question. I was always sharing how amazing the products were with friends and family. Instead, it became more of when I was ready to bring others on board with me.

I began reaching out, one person at-a-time. Between working full-time and having a busy family, I needed to be careful who I was investing my time with. Relationship building became my focus. Each person I reached out to was someone I already had a relationship with. They were either co-workers or gym buddies. In fact, a Consultant of mine, as well as a new Client are both women I know through the gym. I also realized that a majority of my business relied on other peoples’ timelines, not just my own. I often received responses such as “when I finish my other products, I’ll try yours,” or “call me next month.” Through this realization, I learned how important follow-up was. Sometimes you gain success with follow up, sometimes you don’t. Either way, just keep moving on to the next person.

Two outlets that have impacted my business the most are Beauty Bars and Social Media. If you have an opportunity to either host or attend a Beauty Bar, I highly recommend it. It’s a fun way of sharing the Apriori Beauty experience with your potential Clients (and Consultants), and it gives your guests the opportunity to try the products and see the results for themselves. Seeing is believing and people like results, especially when it involves their skin! When it comes to social media, I’ve never been an active Facebook user, but I knew it would be beneficial to my business. After updating my profile picture and posting an Apriori Beauty image or two on my Facebook wall, I immediately received comments and messages from friends I hadn’t seen in years asking me for product samples. Before I knew it, I was registering new Clients and placing orders. It was at this time that I realized building a retailing business was where it’s at for me. I love getting paid every week and when my Clients are interested and ready to be Consultants, I will be there to help them get started on their own journey.

Working full-time, being there for my family, planning events, and going to the gym are just a few aspects of my crazy schedule. I’ve come to notice that the busier my schedule is, the more I actually get done. As a way to stay focused and organized, I make a list each night for the next day, which includes family, work, and Apriori Beauty. My aim is to give each section of my life the time and attention it needs. It’s all about balance and I’ve finally found mine.

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas by Platinum Director, Susan Shaheen

S.ShaheenHeart disease apparently runs in my family. Unlike my older sister (who underwent quintuple bypass surgery at the age of 58), I’ve never smoked, my alcohol consumption is low, I exercise moderately, my blood pressure is low, and I manage to keep my weight down. So when I arrived in Las Vegas in November 2012 for Apriori Beauty’s annual ‘Making Life Beautiful’ (MLB) Conference, I was in denial when it came to what was going on with my body. In spite of being exhausted and completely out of breath from running from one airport terminal to the next, mixed with the constant indigestion, nausea and clammy feeling, it never once occurred to me that what I was experiencing was a heart attack.

It was the night before MLB was set to begin and I was getting ready to go out to dinner with a few of my fellow Apriori Beauty Consultants, Robin Whitney and Libby Jason. There was so much excitement amongst all of us, especially it being the presidential election night! At the last minute, I decided not to join them for dinner due to an annoying, uncomfortable, and painful upper chest indigestion pain. It wasn’t like anything I had ever felt before. Maybe food poisoning from the Mexican food and pizza I consumed recently? Robin and Libby were more concerned than I was. Robin decided to call for a hotel doctor, and the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino security team arrived immediately. Three huge men dressed in black came to my door and suggested I go to the ER just to be safe. “Maybe a gall bladder?” I thought to myself. I wasn’t going to argue, so Robin called 911 and within minutes I was on a gurney being rushed through the casino into an ambulance. Mind you, I was dressed for Vegas, not a trip to the ER. Covered in bling, flashy blouse, false eye lashes, sparkly eye shadow, and Periwinkle Apriori Beauty nails, the last place I imagined myself to be was in the back of an ambulance. The EMT attendants did a blood enzyme test in the ambulance and told me I was having a heart attack. They stabilized me and 12 days later I was released from Desert Springs Hospital with a rather horrible looking 10-inch scarring scab down my chest from open heart surgery. My husband and I stayed in Vegas a total of 21 days before I was approved to fly home to South Carolina.

I received so much love and attention attention from my husband Paul, my children, and all the wonderful visitors who came and saw me. Robin took charge and arranged for a timeshare Paul and I S.Shaheen (Before and After)could stay in and be close to the Las Vegas Strip. By the third day (after the 12 days in the hospital), my husband was pushing me in a wheel chair to some fabulous meals at the hotels nearby! It wasn’t a horrible experience…honestly, I was just so happy to be alive and on the path to recovery. It was a massive attack on a main artery with 90% plus blocked, but my main (and vain) concern was the unpleasant scar I now had. Fortunately for me, I’m an Apriori Beauty Consultant and have access to some incredible products that do wonders for the skin! Once I was released from the hospital, I started taking double doses daily of the Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir. I had to wait for the scab to heal over the scar and then began the process of applying the Celloxylin® Treatment products including the PSR and Derma Firm Illuminator Machine on my chest scar. When I returned home to South Carolina and saw my new cardiologist, he was amazed at how fast I was recovering. My vitals were so stable, it looked as if I had never even had a heart attack. Plus, the scar was disappearing!

For something this traumatic to happen to me several states away from home, I’m blessed that my Apriori Beauty family was there watching out and being there for me when I needed them most. These extraordinary women are so much more than fellow Consultants. They are my Apriori Beauty sisters…forever.

Learn from my experience and…

  • Know your family’s heart health history
  • Just because you can function while experiencing unusual indigestion (and nausea, another sign of a heart attack) and you are not doubled over with chest pain, do not discount the seriousness and risk – call 911 immediately
  • Be aware that time wasted makes the damage more severe. I only needed one bypass because I got help almost immediately. If Robin and Libby hadn’t insisted on calling hotel security, which led them to calling 911, my situation could have been a lot worse.

Where I Want to Be

Tricia at Apriori Beauty’s annual Consultant celebration, MLB  2014 (Making  Life Beautiful) in Las Vegas, where she was voted “Queen for the Day!”
Tricia at Apriori Beauty’s annual Consultant celebration, MLB 2014 (Making Life Beautiful) in Las Vegas, where she was voted “Queen for the Day!”

“I’ve been in Direct Sales since 2001. I quickly found that Network Marketing was where I wanted to be. It allowed for a flexible schedule, plus I could earn money while building new relationships. I have a very strong belief in multi-level marketing and was drawn to Apriori Beauty because of the Opportunity, and more importantly, the integrity of its Owners. Before there were any products to sell, I was on-board, not just as a Consultant, but as a Founder as well. I reached out to family and friends, and was quickly joined by many of them as Apriori Beauty Founders and Consultants. Since signing up in 2009, I’ve built a solid team and expanded my Client base. I believe business-building and retailing intersect, both requiring perseverance and a positive attitude. I love watching my team gain confidence as they begin to grow and promote. The same with my Clients – when they feel good about themselves, I feel good. This is definitely a relationship-based business. Before I approach a prospective Client, I get to know them and build a relationship with them. Apriori Beauty is such a young Company that there’s even more Opportunity for all of us in the future. I see a very bright and positive future. If you continue to believe in yourself and commit to your passion, you’re going to be very successful.” — TRICIA BAUMGARDNER, Founder & Silver Director from CA