Originally from a small, rural town in Argentina, I immigrated to Los Angeles at twenty-two years old. All I had was four hundred dollars, and a dream to build my life here. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I didn’t speak English, didn’t have any friends, and definitely wasn’t used to a big city. However, I was determined, and within just a few days I got a job at a medical clinic, where I learned little by little how the healthcare system worked.
A few years later, I started my own health care consulting company to provide services to doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies. I met my husband, who also works in the field, on a blind date, and as crazy as it sounds, on our second date he asked to marry me. What’s even crazier is that I said yes.
Now, twenty-nine years later, I’m still happily married to the love of my life, and have two wonderful children living close by. I’ve worked in many different fields since, such as real estate and fashion, growing from each vocational experience. I’m excited to be finally following my creative dreams, and have started writing my blog and sharing my experiences with people in hopes to inspire and empower them.
I’m so grateful for not only all of my successes, but for the struggles that made me who I am today.
You mentioned you had heard of Saranghae before we reached out to you, can you please tell us how?
I was having lunch with a group of friends, and I couldn’t help but notice how phenomenal one of their skin looked! I asked what product she was using, and she went on to tell us about Saranghae, and that it transformed her skin, and how reasonably priced it all was!
We love your goal to instill self love & career motivation in other women. Please tell us more about this and why you think it is important.
I really believe that women need to support and empower each other. I didn’t have a support system of friends and family when I moved to LA. I had to learn and grow from all of the mistakes that I made, without any type of guidance. The women’s movement didn’t really exist when I was finding my way here. So instead I found myself going to motivational seminars and reading inspiring books in order to gain the tools to have the mental strength to be able to achieve my dreams.
My goal for my blog, “My Journey to Abundance,” is that I can help motivate and inspire women so they don’t have to experience what I did. I want women to know that your circumstances aren’t what are important, it’s your work ethic, and if you work hard you can accomplish anything. Social media is such a wonderful outlet to be able to do this. I always say that it’s never to late to start something new. It doesn’t matter if you’re in your twenties or in your sixties, if it brings your joy, and it challenges you in a new way, it’s worth it.
What does a real portrayal of today’s woman look like to you?
A portrayal of today’s woman is someone that’s unapologetically them-self. This woman is fearless, strong, and always speaks her mind. She is able to achieve whatever her goals are, and isn’t afraid to put in the work in order to do so.
Today’s woman is passionate and proactive about causes that she identifies with. She’s independent, both financially and socially. She can be elegant and feminine in her own way, not just the way society claims is “correct.”
She is free to follow the path that makes her happy.
Has skincare always been important to you?
Yes! As a teenager I suffered from sever acne, which continued throughout my early twenties. This always made me very self-conscious during these vital years. Nothing is worse than feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. I took years of treatments and medication to finally get rid of it. Once my skin started to heal, I became more confident, which changed my approach to everything from my social life to my professional life.
Did you have a specific skin goal you were looking to improve? And if so, has Saranghae helped you accomplish this?
As a woman in her fifties, my main goals are to keep my skin firm, reduce wrinkles, and prevent hyperpigmentation. The five-step process that Saranghae has created helped heal, regenerate, and protect against all of these things. I’m so happy how much it’s improved my skin, I love the products!
What was it that made you fall in love with Saranghae? Can you remember the moment which you saw a change for yourself?
The moment I felt the essence + serum, I knew that this product was high quality. After trying many different brands, this one felt and smelled amazing. After a week of using the products, I noticed how much softer and shinier my skin was. It felt plump, which helped smooth out the lines, and was very moisturized. I was completely sold.
Do you think ‘feeling good in your skin’ would help women advance in other faucets of their lives?
As I said before, I suffered from acne. My skin was in really bad shape, and I lost confidence not only in my appearance but in myself as well. Once I was able to get clear skin I became more outgoing, I felt more confident at work, which helped in meeting the most handsome man of all…my husband. I believe confidence is the most important part of an outfit, and part of that is ‘feeling good in your skin.’
How long have you been using the Complete 5 Step Routine? And how have you watched your skin change?
I’ve been using the Complete 5 Step Routine for about 5 months now, and my skin feels better and better every day. As I said before, it feels so moisturized, I have less lines and wrinkles, and I have a clearer, more even complexion. I’m so happy to finally have a set of products that I trust and love!
Please tell us any transformations you have experienced using the routine, whether internal or external.
My skin has become more firm, and each week the redness in my complexion is getting better. Obviously, as a woman in her fifties, feeling confident about my skin and my age is very important. This product has done just that; every week I see it reduce the signs of aging. Just recently, my friend that told me about Saranghae commented on how great my skin looked!
Please let us know anything else that might be important to you and your mission.
The most important part of my life is my family and friends’ well being. I always say, as long as my family is well, I can handle anything that’s thrown my way. My biggest mission is to keep learning, keep helping, and keep aiming to be a better person every day.
If there is one piece of advice you could give, what would it be?
Don’t rush, and learn to be patient. Give yourself time to thing it through, but once you are sure about what you want…do it. Don’t let yourself procrastinate.
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