Every Woman: Niketa Nichols

There are fantastic women all around us, and Niketa is one of them!

Niketa Nichols is more than just a JAFRA employee, she’s a fantastic mother, wife and triathlete! Read what she had to say when we sat down with her to talk about her biggest physical challenges and triumphs.
1. Who or what inspired you to begin competing in triathlons?
I had a baby and was taking some time off from the business world to raise my daughter, but I soon found myself bored out of my mind being a stay-at-home” mom. I decided to join a gym, where I met my Triathlon coach and now friend. She is a great triathlete and very humble at the same time. She made me realize anyone can do triathlons, as long as one puts in the effort. So I thought I’d give it a try.  

2. What do you find most rewarding/fun about triathlons?
Aside from the physical appearance (it leaves my body in great shape) I love the adrenaline and the competition. I am a very competitive person, and every time I do a triathlon I work toward a better finishing time. I can work towards bettering myself. It’s never done, or completed. It’s the same principle I take in life. I can always learn; at work, at home and in the world.
3. What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome as a triathlete?
Biggest challenge is mental resignation for me. During Ironman, there was a point in the running when every part of my body was hurting, including my toes and hair. J Not really, but you get my point. I was 5 miles away from the finish line and my body was strongly urging me to stop and give up. At that point it becomes a mental game. I had to remind myself the countless hours I had put in training, the time away from my family, friends and other hobbies, and the 12 hours that day. I had to remind myself that my two little ones were waiting for me at the finish line. What kind of mother did I want to be?! What message did I want to give my kids?! That mental talk gave me the strength to push and finish a 140.6 mile race. Of course, as soon as I crossed the finish line I said, “I can do better, where do I sign up for my next race?”
4. How do you balance this intense training with other aspects of your life?
It is not easy. It is important to have supporting people in your life. But it is something that brings me joy and great sense of accomplishment so I make time for it. I wake up at 5am most days to train. I don’t watch TV or do “time wasters” activities as I call them. I also eat well. It sounds like a given, however, it’s not easily done. I eat to fuel my body, not because it tastes good. The better I eat the better I feel and the more energy I have to accomplish work, family life and training.

5. Which one makes you feel more empowered, finishing a triathlon or getting a makeover?
Finishing a triathlon, hands down.

6. What’s your advice for anyone who wants to try something physically challenging, but is unsure of how to start?
Connect with people who have done it before and don’t be afraid to try it out. Social media makes it so easy to find people with the same interests. It’s a matter of putting yourself out there.

7. How do you think JAFRA has impacted your life? How have you witnessed JAFRA effect the lives of others?
Jafra is one of those hidden gems people don’t know about. I was one of those people. I accepted the job for two reasons:
1: I could connect with the mission. I love the idea of providing opportunities to people around the world.
2: I could make an impact. Jafra is a target rich company, and if you are driven, have intrinsic motivation and are willing to roll up your sleeves you can make a great impact.

I see both of these points play out in my everyday life at Jafra. I have met incredible women whose lives have been improved by Jafra. And, I am living my ideal job daily where I get to be creative, feel inspired and make an impact to people I don’t even know around the world. #lovemylife  

December Staff Picks: Natalie’s New Faves

See what caught Natalie’s eye for the month full of glam and gifting

Glitter and glam galore! We asked Sales Communication Specialist, Natalie Borraez about her top product picks for the holiday season and beyond and here’s what she had to say: 

1. Fill in the Blank: All I want for the holidays is ________________ !
The Peppermint Glam Eyeshadow Trio. Glittery gold pigments are my fave!
2. Favorite futuristic fall trend? Gold metallics or out-of-this-world highlighters?
Oh, I love them both so much! I’m going to go with gold highlighters.

3. Help! You went out for some winter fun and now your lips are wind burned! What product is your go-to to save the day?
Believe it or not, Royal Jelly Luxury Lipstick! It is ultra-moisturizing and soothing, and it feels so good on my lips. Plus, I get a great pop of color! I’ve never tried anything like it.

4. What’s your favorite lip trend this season? Pretty glitter pouts or nude, well glossed lips? 
 Pretty glitter pouts. I love a bold lip! The bolder, the better. 

5. Which new JAFRA fragrance will you take with you into 2018?  
Hands down Diamonds Blush! I love carrying the mini in my purse to freshen up throughout the day.

6. What’s your favorite kiss-proof lip color to ring the New Year in with? 
 Always Color Stay-On Lipstick in Rouge! The bold rich color is just gorgeous and I don’t have to reapply after eating or drinking. Plus, my lips never dry out.

The Fab Five: Cool December Finds

Favorites to take into 2018

It’s getting cold, but this list is hot! For December Fab Five, we have something for everyone, whether you’re wrapping up your gift list or prepping to ring in the New Year in style. Keep reading to see what five great giftables we’re closing out 2017 with.
Own the night this holiday in the alluring new fragrance, Adorisse Night. Let the lingering haze of creamy white chocolate and Bergamot lead you to an unforgettable night. Grab the giftable fragrance duo, which comes with a FREE mini that makes for a perfect little stocking stuffer, or complete the look with Adorisse Night Full Coverage Lipstick and beautifully bold Eyeshadow Palette.
Our Felt Tip Eyeliner is all your need to get the perfect wing for every holiday party. This dual-ended, quick dry eyeliner gives you the ultra-pigmented color and control you need to create any holiday look you desire. It’s smudge-proof and lasts up to 16 hours, so don’t worry about pulling an all-nighter.
Xclusive Speed is an elegant and daring luxury men's fragrance that’s the ideal choice for any confident risk-taker. Simultaneously youthful and timeless, this invigorating and modern fragrance lets the world know you expect nothing less than the best. Refined cedar wood and a warm amber base make this fragrance the perfect gift for any man who is proud to lead the pack.
Pamper someone you love with a fabulous spa experience this holiday! Our Ginger and Sea Salt Body Rub gently exfoliates with an awakening blend of sea salts and Ginger Root extract.
Last, but certainly not least for the final Fab Five list of 2017, the StayRoyal Auto-Delivery program is the gift that keeps on giving. To have your personally customized skincare ritual delivered right to your door every 60, 90, or 120 days is a real treat! Save more than 40% and give the gift of Royal Jelly all year long! It wouldn’t be such a bad idea to gift one to yourself, too! ;)

Fab Five: What’s New in November

See what we’ve got to keep you gorgeous and gifting this holiday season.

Fall is here and we’re feeling pretty festive. This month’s Fab Five is filled with giftables so perfect you’ll have to snag a second one for yourself and new arrivals that will keep you looking flawless through every holiday event.
Let’s start with the new Royal Jelly Translucent Matte Powder. This wrinkle reducing powder is the new final step to your Royal Jelly Ritual. It’s lightweight, translucent and filled with nutrient-packed Royal Jelly to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blur imperfections instantly. Fight shine and create a flawless canvas for the rest of your look with this powerhouse of a powder!
This next pick is real holiday treat. Limited Edition Peppermint Glam Lipsticks have arrived and are available as free gifts with a few of our Special Offers for November. You can see the Peppermint Glam shade Haute Pink in action in this month’s Color Look, Smokin' Hot.  
Keep skin soft in the harsh cold of the season ahead with Gold Dynamics Ultra Nourishing Gold Gel. It’s infused with gold ferment and brings your skin back to life by regenerating dormant skin cells, giving you a more youthful appearance. Consider this a special skin refining addition to your fall/winter skin care routine that keeps you hydrated from head to toe (even your lips)!
Gardenia Blossom is the perfect fragrance to fall back into right now. Featuring the rich, velvety scent of Brilliant Gardenias from South India. The result is a feminine, sparkling fragrance that will captivate anyone lucky enough to cross your path.
Get ready, there’s a very special holiday classic is coming your way! Royal Almond Oil and Body Lotion have arrived in a very special SUPER BONUS SIZE and fabulously festive holiday packaging. These JAFRA favorites nourish even with the driest skin and smell amazing.
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