Hal Sparks: Most “reality” shows aren’t reality at all. They’re game shows with no prize. Like “Rock of Love.” His aren’t genuine feelings. Then again, Bob Barker didn’t really care whether or not you won the toaster. Sorry to shatter everyone’s dreams.
About six weeks ago, I announced a contest for my loyal and faithful (and numerous?) readers. The person to comment on as many posts during that six-week period ending today would win a prize. I promised it would be something fabulous.
As some of you may know, I am involved in two direct sales companies. One is Origami Owl. The company is known for its personalized jewelry–lockets and charms where you can tell your own story. It’s a company started by a then-14-year-old girl who wanted to save some money to buy a car.
The company is now five years old and it has come a long way from its humble beginnings of Bella, the young teenager, and her mother, Chrissy, setting up a booth at a local mall in Phoenix selling charms and lockets. The jewelry line has expanded to watches, earrings, bracelets, leather bracelets, and a partnership with Swarovski crystals. If you’re interested in the jewelry and want to see an online catalog, like my Facebook page at Caryn’s Origami Owl page or order directly at nycaryn.origamiowl.com.
Several months ago Origami Owl purchased Willing Beauty, a start-up skin care line created by another mother and daughter team, Christy and Willa. The lotions and creams are free of harsh chemicals, toxins, parabens and synthetic fragrance, and you will see a difference in your skin in five days. Trust me–it’s true! My skin was dry and had some dark spots, and it’s now bright and shiny, with hardly any dark spots. After some discussion, I decided to start selling this skin care line. If you’re interested in trying the products and want to read more about the line, like my Facebook page at Caryn’s Willing Beauty page or order directly at nycaryn.willingbeauty.com.
And now, back to my contest. My friend Sandy has acknowledged and commented on almost all of my blogs for the past six weeks. She’s not only commented (something like “I agree” or “good job”) but written little stories herself. My posts remind Sandy of things that happened in her life (her grandmother once bought a custom-made bra, her father was a dentist, Sandy and her husband are still like love-struck teenagers). Every morning, I can count on seeing a little red notification on my WordPress phone app because I know that Sandy has read my story and replied to it.
Sandy and I used to work together 25 years ago, so we each have plenty of stories to tell. She’s retired now and doing some independent contract work. Plus, she sees about five movies a week and can remember everything about every one of them. What is wrong with her?
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with her. She needs to start using the Willing Beauty skin care line! Sandy wins a full five-piece HY+5 regimen from Willing Beauty (valued at $138) shown below.
In between at-home typing jobs and movies, Sandy’s skin will be glowing and shiny. She will be the talk of the town. I only ask Sandy for two things:
- Sandy will use the products everyday and tell her social network about it. And then share my website link, And so on and so on.
- Sandy will continue to comment and reply to my blog posts. Maybe I’ll do another contest around Labor Day, so it’s not too late for you to start commenting.