Health & Beauty

Jumpstart Your Health this Fall with the Arbonne 28-Day Clean Eating Challenge

If you are at all like me, you had a really enjoyable summer and you indulged…a lot! That’s ok though…as Canadians, our summers are super-precious because they give us the fuel to make it through the cold, hard winter. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

I have a good remedy though and I’m excited to share it with you today because I have been offered a really good deal to share, so read on to learn all about it.


Last year, a few things happened in life, like getting extremely overworked and stressed at work and a few other “life” things that were hard to balance…the first thing to go on my list was looking after me. I ended up gaining a lot of weight and getting really out of shape. It sucked!

In December, I decided to take control of my life and get things back on track. I started with something I knew I had liked in the past and that was a particular class at the gym that I had had success with years ago. So I joined the gym and started going two to three times a week.

I knew this was going to require a lot of hard work and dedication and I knew it was going to be difficult to stay motivated so I wanted to make small goals. I could handle two to three times a week and I had planned to get my eating on track once I was in a good routine.


After a few months at the gym, I was really starting to see changes in my body. I started to lose weight and gain muscle mass. I knew it was time to introduce the nutrition aspect into my goals.

I was looking for something that was relatively easy to do, but I wasn’t into counting things, measuring things or cutting out entire food groups. I didn’t want to do a “fad diet” or get caught up too much with science; I just wanted to eat healthy, get the right nutritional requirements and support my workout regimen.


Weight loss before and after

Detox is a really strong word for this program. I have done strict detoxes before, and thankfully this is not nearly as rigid. There are some foods that you need to eliminate, but they are the obvious items like sugar, caffeine, refined carbs etc.

The program is best summarized by using the term “clean eating” – if you don’t know what that means, don’t worry because you get lots of coaching, lots of information and lots of recipes to choose from.

After completing the program I felt fantastic and ready to hit “bathing suit season” with confidence. In total, since my lifestyle change in December, I have lost 17 lbs, 12 inches total and gained 5 lbs in muscle.

Even though I “slipped” a little over the summer, I have been able to keep my weight off and stay fairly active. I have a renewed self-confidence, more energy, I sleep better and my skin has really improved.


I have tried a lot of fad-diets and I now know, that the only real way to get results is to start from the inside out. A healthier inside just naturally leads to a healthier outside. So take my advice and focus on your health, rather than weight loss in particular and it will all fall into place.

I chose the Arbonne Detox for the following reasons:

  • Easy to follow program that doesn’t include counting calories or tracking of any kind
  • Pure, safe and beneficial products to support and supplement nutrition
  • An active community of support
  • Delicious protein shakes to support nutrition and weight training
  • A wealth of information, recipes and education on clean eating


Free Arbonne Shaker Cup

The next challenge starts on October 5, 2015. This is the perfect time to shed some of the summer fun and get the ball rolling before the holiday season starts. Think Christmas parties and cocktail dresses.

Joining in on a particular date, allows you to follow along with an entire community of people just like you, as well as daily coaching form the “experts”.

How you can join: contact Melissa Ublansky, Arbonne Independent Consultant to sign up.

Cost: Melissa is offering City Mom readers the Arbonne 28-Day Detox at 40% off plus a free shaker cup full of Arbonne goodies.

What you get:

Arbonne Essentials

Arbonne Essentials Pack®

  • Protein Shake Mix Meal Replacement— Chocolate (1)
  • Protein Shake Mix Meal Replacement— Vanilla (1)
  • Daily Fibre Boost (1)
  • Energy Fizz Tabs — Pomegranate (1), Citrus (1)
  • Omega-3 Plus (1)
  • Herbal Tea (2)
  • 7-Day Body Cleanse (1)
  • 30 Days to Healthy Living and Beyond Guide (1)
  • Access to the Facebook Detox community for support, coaching and comradeship with fellow detoxers
  • Free shaker cup for your shakes on the go – full of other Arbonne goodies
  • Shopping list and meal plan for 28 days
  • FREE $60 product for being a new Preferred Client
  • Suggested Retail Price $410.00  – but you get 40% off when you mention City Mom


For more information on the Arbonne 28-Day Detox, and other Arbonne products for you and your family, visit Melissa Ublanksy – Arbonne Independent Consultant on Facebook, Instagram and web.

Here’s to a healthier you this fall!

City Mom



mía mariú: Colors For Your Every Mood Giveaway {Can/US}


I recently learned of this cosmetics and skincare line, mía mariú and I’m glad that I did. I was asked to try out a few of the cosmetic products and I was very impressed. But let’s back up a bit and learn more about mía mariú.


mía mariú is a health and beauty company that promotes beauty inside and out. It is based out of Dallas Texas and is founded by CEO Jeannie Price.  Mía Mariú botanical skin care, mineral cosmetics, natural health supplements and fragrances are available exclusively through Independent Advisers and online.

mía mariú also offers a flexible business opportunity with and innovative approach to social selling using the power of e-commerce, social networking and personal service. Women can easily balance their career and personal lives without sacrificing their time with family and friends


I got to try only a few items from the extensive mía line; the Uniquely You Touch Up Kit, three of the Hydrating Stick Glosses and one of the perfecting brushes. There are so many other products that I would like to try like the mineral blush and the perfecting mineral foundations.


Uniquely You Touch Up Kit:

I really liked the mía mariú touch up kit. It comes complete with Magic Satin Powder and three eye shadows in Sexy, Flirty and Savvy. The kit also comes with a cute little application brush that I was able to use to apply my eye shadow and use to line my lids. In the photo below, I used just the cosmetics and tools included in the kit (as well as mascara) to create this look. It took me less than three minutes!


The eye shadow is of good quality. You don’t need to use too much to get a noticeable effect. It also lasts all day long. The size of the compact is 3.5” x 3.5” so it fits easily into handbags. The mirror inside is the same size so it’s big enough to actually use for application. It truly is an on-the-go touch up kit.


Hydrating Stick Glosses:

I was able to choose three of the eleven shades of hydrating gloss so I chose Beso, Encanto and Capricho. I love them all and for different reasons. Beso is great for a daytime look and really brightens your face. The Encanto could pass for a bold day look or a nice evening shade, and the Capricho is a nice neutral look for day or night.

I love the smooth texture of the hydrating glosses and I know how they got their name; they hydrate your lips efficiently without being sticky and gooey. It’s the perfect combination of colour, style and purpose!



One City Mom reader will win a Colors For Your Every Mood Set which includes:

  • 1 Uniquely You Touch Up Kit
  • 3 Hydrating Stick Glosses (colours of your choice)
  • 1 Perfecting brush

This giveaway has a retail value of $109 and is open to Canadian and US residents. You can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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