I’m Amanda 👋🏼

What do we have in common?

I’m a SAHM of four beautiful kids, three boys and a girl. My baby just become a kindergarten grad so we’re stepping into a whole new season of life this year. And while a part of me is unwell, so much more of me is bursting with the excitement of having all my kids in full-day school! 🎉

Most people spend their 20s figuring out who they are and what they want out of life. I spent my 20s raising babies. With that came completely losing myself in motherhood. By the time I was 32, I had no idea who I was anymore. So I’ve spent the last few years figuring it out and helping other women do the same.

I found my calling in this - helping women find purpose and confidence in themselves outside of motherhood. So much so, that now it’s my full-ish time gig. Full-ish because I set my own hours and work around my soccer-mom schedule.

I’m a recovering perfectionist who’s really trying to prioritize her mental well-being, physical strength and health, and intuitive eating. You’ll see a mishmash of this on my social media in the hope it helps you see that we all struggle and are capable of overcoming.

If you’re looking for someone to believe in you; someone to help you navigate life during/after motherhood; someone who knows her way around hair and skin health; or someone to mentor you in fitting a business into the nooks and crannies of life...

Hey, I’m Amanda and I’m your girl! 👋🏼

Love your hair

Are you tired of good hair days that are few and far between? Read on!

Think about your hair for a sec. Is there anything you absolutely LOVE about it? Take a mental snapshot. Now the opposite - is there anything you’re not so thrilled with? Compare the two, which list is longer? If the bad outweighs the good then we need to chat.

I’ve been loyal to this incredible haircare line for the past four years because I’ve seen such a tremendous change in my own hair. It’s called Monat, have you heard of it?

✨ It helps support the natural growth of stronger, thicker, fuller-looking hair.

✨ Monat is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, dermatologist-approved, allergy-tested, and clinically-tested.

MY EXPERIENCE:

1️⃣ Within a few washes I noticed my hair looked shinier and felt much softer.

2️⃣ Within a month I could go longer between my wash days without looking oily.

3️⃣ Around three months I began noticing so much new growth around my hairline, especially at my temples.

4️⃣ Around a year, my hair felt and looked visibly thicker.

5️⃣ Fast-forward to over FOUR years of consistent use and I have a whole new head of hair! I can go seven days between washes, my curls hold for days, and my hair has so much body, bounce, and shine!

Can I be your shampoo girl? 🤩

Clear Skin

How would you like to live foundation-free?

Hey, I’m Amanda and I’ve had acne nearly my entire adult life. The past 17 years to be exact.

My skin was one big freak out. Day after day, I’d wake up to a new painful breakout or five.

I tried every OTC regimen I could find, antibiotics, pills, and creams from my dermatologist, Clinique’s acne line, so many Amazon 5-star HG products that everyone swore by. Even ACCUTANE. And nothing. My skin was actually worse after putting it through the ringer with so many harsh chemicals over the years.

i vowed that 2019 was the year I would figure out my acne. I spent months on Google researching all the possible reasons why this acne was so persistent. Here’s what I found (disclaimer, I’m no doctor so your experience may vary):

1️⃣ The Mirena IUD has been known to flare acne in those who are genetically prone to it. I opted to have mine removed.

2️⃣ Spironolactone is a godsend for hormonal acne! Talk to your dermatologist.

3️⃣ Acne scarring CAN be dramatically reduced through a targeted skincare regimen.

I began using Monat’s skincare line in September 2019. I had finally tamed my acne and was quite nervous how introducing new products would affect my skin. However I was incredibly pleased and surprised to find my skin thriving under this new regimen!

Not only does this line keep my breakouts in check, but it also targets the signs of aging - lines and wrinkles, sun spots and discoloration, uneven skin tone, and loss of elasticity and hydration.

I recommend it without reservation! There are even multiple lines for your specific skin issues.

I’d love to help you feel comfortable going foundation-free!

Inner health

All about my favorite supplements

I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a supplement-taker outside of my daily vitamin D and a probiotic. Why? I just haven’t found anything I love, that tastes tolerable and makes a noticeable difference in my body.

Until now.

Monat’s wellness line has blown me away AND it tastes incredible to boot! These are my 3 must-haves:

🍏 TOTAL GREENS: 37 fruits and veggies + 4 g of dietary oat fiber in a finely-milled berry-flavored powder. No chalky aftertaste or pieces of straw in your drink!

🍑 COLLAGEN KEY: A vegan combination of amino acids, hyaluronic acid, biotin, and vitamin C in the most delicious Peach Berry flavor. I mix it with my greens every morning!

💤 SLEEP DROPS: A tincture of herbal extracts, amino acids, and minerals that help quiet your mind and relax your body so you can achieve restful, restorative sleep. I have never slept so well since having kids! It’s magic and I won’t go without it!

Which could you benefit from?

Partner with me

Are you ready to get started with a hair, skin, or wellness routine? You’ve got a few options with Monat!

Whether you want to spend money, save money, or make money, we’ve got a few options for you to explore. Choose the one that fits your budget and level of commitment!

Need help? Have questions? I can make this quick and easy, just ask me for a shopping cart!


RETAIL | Spend money

Purchase your products at full-price + shipping without any commitment to future orders. Enjoy up to an additional 25% off your entire order with our spend more save more discount!

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VIP (preferred customer) | Save money

Our most popular option! A one-time $19.99 registration for lifetime membership:

➕ 15% off everything, every day
➕ Free shipping + free product with qualified orders
➕ Flexible ordering schedule - order as often as you’d like! Some prefer monthly while others prefer twice a year.
➕ $25 birthday coupon
➕ Access to all sales!
➕ Only obligation is 2 additional scheduled orders over the lifetime of your membership, no time frame!

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MARKET PARTER | Make money

Whether you’re looking for the biggest discount on your products, or you’ve got the entrepreneurial spirit and are looking to partner with a powerful brand, becoming a Market Partner with Monat is your best option!

No required orders.
No sales quotas.
No inventory.

Work when you want, where you want, how you want! Enjoy the convenience of earning an income around your schedule, between soccer practices and making dinner.

➕ 30% off everything, every day
➕ Free shipping + a free product with all qualified orders
➕ Deeper discounts on all sales
➕ Compounding bonuses during your first 60-90 days
➕ 1:1 mentorship with me
➕ Weekly free training on building a sustainable business, personal growth & development, and social media marketing
➕ Instant community and team events
➕ Travel incentives for all ranks
➕ Car program mid-way through the compensation plan
➕ Generous compensation plan paying $0.51 of every $1 back to its Market Partners

Starter kits are available for every budget, starting at $199. Maintain active membership by renewing for $49.99 annually after the first year.

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How to Wash

Are you getting the most out of your wash days?

The shampoo examples I give in this tutorial are specific to Monat, but the general guidelines work for all brands!

Clean, healthy hair starts with proper wash technique.


STEP 1: OIL

The night before washing, use the Rejuveniqe Oil for an overnight oil treatment throughout your hair and scalp.

Brush your hair thoroughly.  Part your hair and apply the oil down the middle of your part.  Repeat throughout your entire crown area, including anywhere you have thinning or scalp irritation.  Use your finger pads to gently massage in the oil throughout your scalp, then gently brush the oil through your hair.

Apply a few more drops of oil to your hands and distribute through the length of your hair, especially targeting your ends, front pieces, and anywhere else that may be damaged.  Brush thoroughly again, then pull your hair up into a bun for sleeping.

Oil Treatment Demo

STEP 2: WASH

Thoroughly wet hair and shake your shampoo well.  Dispense a quarter-size amount of shampoo* and emulsify between your hands until it turns white.  Gently but firmly scrub your scalp with your finger pads, making sure to cleanse underneath the nape of your neck and under the crown of your head (typically places we tend to miss).  Your first wash will not suds - this is normal and expected.  Let your shampoo sit for 2-3 minutes before rinsing.

Rinse thoroughly and repeat a second and possibly a third time*.  You should have a thick, rich whip of suds throughout your entire head by your last wash. 

If you aren’t experiencing suds: ensure your hair is completely soaked, that you’re scrubbing throughout your entire scalp, and that you’re emulsifying the shampoo between your hands before applying.

*If you are using samples that you received from me: use the Black shampoo for your first wash, and either Revive or Renew (whichever you were given) for your second and subsequent washes.

Full wash demo

STEP 3: CONDITION

After thoroughly rinsing away all the shampoo, squeeze as much water out of your hair as possible.  Shake your conditioner well and dispense a quarter-size amount.  Emulsify between your hands and apply to your hair starting at your ends and working it up into your scalp, just as you would scrub in your shampoo.  Continue squeezing out water as you apply.  Let your conditioner sit for 2-3 minutes and then rinse thoroughly until your hair no longer feels slippery.  Rinse with cool water for best results.

If you were given a masque in addition to shampoo and conditioner, it should be applied after step one, but BEFORE you condition.  Apply using the same method as outlined for conditioner and let it sit for 3-5 minutes.  Rinse thoroughly and then apply your conditioner.


STEP 4: STYLE

Squeeze out any remaining water and towel dry hair.  Gently detangle with a wet brush or wide tooth comb, then style as usual.

When applying your Monat styling products to wet hair:

1. Start with Rejuvabeads split end mender first.
2. Apply Frizz-Fix Smoothing Primer
3. Apply all creams from heaviest to lightest, saving your heat protection until step 5 (Blow Out Cream and Thermal Protect Styling Shield)
4. Apply all sprays, saving your heat protection until step 5 (Heat Protectant Spray)
5. Apply all heat protection, creams first followed by sprays

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