Botanical-based skincare and make-up has proven a boom business for Adelaide mother-to-be Belinda Wuensch.
The 31-year-old, who is less than a fortnight away from having her first child, will be presented with the keys to a Mercedes-Benz ML350 Luxury at a special women’s event on Monday, May 17.
The car prize is the result of her and her 20-strong sales team’s efforts in reaching a target of $90,000 through beauty brand Arbonne for February and March this year.
Arbonne’s Swiss-formulated, ultra-premium skincare products, based on botanical principles, began in the US in 1980 and the beauty items are now sold globally via its network of independent consultants. Arbonne products are sold via network marketing and direct sales and have been available in Australia for just three years. “Love” will be the theme of the special event at Mile End’s B.E.A. Motors, with about 100 guests attending and entertainment including performances by singers Anna Sordillo (ex-Scandal’us) and Chantelle Hughes.
Belinda explains why the event is themed around ‘love’. “In this business, there’s a lot of self-development and growth: you really get to love yourself more – and your skin! Plus, you work with a great team of women, who you just grow to love. Seeing them excel is the most rewarding.”
Belinda began as an independent consultant with Arbonne two years ago, after hearing about the beauty brand through businesswoman Priscilla Bokhara at a networking breakfast.
Belinda says what she likes about the work is being her own boss. “Direct selling is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. People want their own business, they want to be their own boss, but they want it without the risk and the massive start-up costs. For me, it’s been great juggling it with my pregnancy and a second business. It’s really flexible and you can fit it in whenever you want to.” Her Arbonne business has grown by 574 per cent from April, 2009, to April, 2010.
Belinda now runs workshops with groups of women at least once a week, educating them about their skin and taking the confusion out of skincare. Belinda enthuses: “The products are amazing –they actually work! The other thing I love is that they’re safe. They don’t have all the harmful chemicals in them that other skincare does. And, while almost all skincare on the market contains animal fats, Arbonne doesn’t.”
Belinda has featured in Ashley Knoote-Parke’s tome, Lounge to Boardroom, covering the inspirational stories of successful South Australian women in business.
Belinda is also the Graphic Designer and Creative Director behind SA based magazine for brides to be ‘My Wedding Magazine’. Learn more about My Wedding Magazine here
To find out more information about Arbonne go to: www.arbonne.com