WARNING: Long Read!
I had never heard of these products, which is weird b/c I am older and a makeup junkie and have been all my days!
A friend asked me to come to a ladies luncheon while her husband was out of town. I thought "great, how nice" and was excited to go. She never mentioned it was a make-up party. And quite frankly, at our age, we are DONE with the Marykay, Tuperware, Amway gatherings of our youth (isn't that something we did in or 20's???!!)
So I go to this "luncheon" ready to meet some people ( I'm new in town). It all starts off very low pressure, I don't even realize it's an Arbonne thing until about halfway thru the gathering. The nice woman I've been talking to and has been seemingly "interested" in me is, of course the REP. Big surprise - NOT!!
After the Lunch she encourages everyone to a large sunroom, where she has set up shop. She then gives a short speel about how Arbonne has "saved her life". Sure.
I, not knowing it was a "party", have no money on me or a checkbook (who carries a checkbook anymore??) So I lurked in the back & check out the products. I am kinda interested in the Anti-Aging line, and the Rep give me a sample to try. I buy nothing 'cause I can't (and glad I didn't!)
I try the products that night (kinda excited, I'm a MU junkie) and the product burns my skin so bad I get up OUT OF BED and scrub it off my face.
A week later I get an text from the Rep asking how "I'm doing with the product" (WT..! HOW DOES SHE HAVE MY NUMBER??) My friend must have given it to her..great
I text that it burned my skin, etc. She comes back with 17 reasons why that may have happened and that I need to try blah blah products instead...
I answer back very briefly a kind thanks-but-no-thanks. She continues back with the "saved my life BS and you really need it and cant you see how much better so and so's skin looks..."
I don't answer.
Her next text is the one that enraged me. "TIna only needs another $ 80.00 in purchases at her party to qualify for a free something (sorry cant remember what!)"
Freaking REALLY??? My friendship is based on buying your junk??
I never answered that text. Take your brainwashed pyramid-schemed crap elsewhere!!