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Follow Friday + Nicki's Personal Updates! July 6, 2012

FutureDerm Time Release Retinol 0.5, premiering in mid-August!  Many more details to follow...
I'm very passionate in my belief that there is a place for everyone in this world. I think a lot of us grow up with beliefs that we must conform to what is expected to us.  And while this is true to a certain extent - we can't run around like wild animals giving into every instinct, after all - I think too many of us spend our lives conforming to rules and standards that don't necessarily exist. I'll give an example.  I have a friend who will inherit a restaurant.  She absolutely hates working in a restaurant and wants nothing to do with the business, but sees no way out.  From her viewpoint, "everyone" in her life expects her to own and operate a successful restaurant. I have friends who see life this way in all different careers - law, medicine, business, banking.  And I have friends who not only do this with their careers, but with their choices from their homes to their neighborhoods to their partners as well.  They believe "everyone" expects them to live in a certain area or marry a certain kind of person, when their heart really aches to be somewhere else, doing something else, with someone else. It's all very sad, because in reality, "everyone" who is here now will be gone in 100 years.  And what then?  What about the rigid standards and harsh judgments we've placed on one another?  Wouldn't it just be better to live and let live, to go and do what the heart and spirit desire (well, so long as it doesn't directly hurt anyone else), without worrying about some sort of a social standard?  To leave that kind of legacy to our children and grandchildren? I think about these kinds of things all the time.  And I'm so happy that I've finally stopped worrying about what others think and am doing what I really want to do - starting with the launch of my first skin care product on August 16.  And I only wish that others could start to have these same realizations and start following their passions, too.  Life is so amazing when you do. Also, I wish that I would move, lol - I need a new place to live!  But, c'est la vie - if you look, there's always something to change.  One thing at a time. So, with that said, please scroll down to see our follow Friday!

Follow Friday

A Mom In Red High Heels Interviews Dr. Debra Jaliman, M.D.
Marcia and Lisa from Beautyinfozone are giving away Collagen Fibre Pads! Jessica from Out In a Pout is also having a super summer giveaway! Christine from Temptalia reviews Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder

Got ideas for FutureDerm?

We’re considering the following:
  • Forum
  • Video blog
  • Developing our own products (while still maintaining honest reviews of other brands, don’t worry)
  • Store (same case as above)
  • More photos in posts
What would you like to see?  Let me know in Comments! All the best,  
Date: July 6 2012 at 12:44 PM
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Comments (5)

  1. Moxie
    July 6 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Great idea about the Forums, and Congratulations on the launch of your first skin care product on July 19th!

  2. Jessica Allison
    July 7 2012 at 9:29 AM

    So excited about the new product Nicki, and that you're realizing your dreams. And thanks for the giveaway mention!

  3. Alexandra
    July 8 2012 at 4:23 AM

    I can't wait to try it!

  4. Marilyn
    July 8 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Congratulations on the new product, Nicki. It will be exciting to follow the development of future innovations.

  5. Cynthia Bailey MD
    July 9 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Congrats on so many things Nicki - new product line, great success with your web site, and really rich soul searching and contemplation of what's important in life. It's so true, what seems so 'important' now looks very different when viewed thru the lens of how temporary our lives are. We need to do what we have passion for, and that changes as the years pass. Cheers.

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