Holiday Memories From Home

I Loved Visiting my Grandparents’ House on Christmas Eve

Some of my fondest holiday memories of my grandparents’ house in Malibu took place in the Studio--the room on the second floor with the large slanted windows. That room has always been my family’s favorite place to come together. We have had several holidays, birthdays, and celebrations there. The tradition started as far back as the late 1960’s when my grandparents celebrated Christmas in that room before I was even born. I especially love the photo of my mom as a little girl next to the silver and blue Christmas Tree. She’s holding her first camera that Santa brought her!

As a child, I loved visiting my grandparents’ house on Christmas Eve and being allowed to open one gift from under the tree. I would walk around the tree shaking the packages trying to pick the perfect present to open. As the years went by, I remember celebrating our birthdays in that room, anniversaries, holidays, and Thanksgiving!

It was tradition that when each of my siblings turned 12, we could have a big sleepover at my grandmother’s house with all of our friends. Being the youngest, I was counting the days until I turned 12 so I could go have a cool “slumber pool party” at Grandma’s House like my older siblings had. I remember that birthday party like it was yesterday, it was one of the highlights of my childhood.

This year it is a true blessing to be able to create new holiday memories at their home with our JAFRA Family! When JAFRA USA’s General Manager, Judith Sanchez, walked into the Studio she exclaimed “we must have a silver and blue Christmas Tree up here.” I couldn’t believe that she had said that! It is as if Jan Day was whispering in her ear! LOL! I ran to retrieve and show her the photograph of my grandparents sitting next to the silver and blue Christmas Tree and we had a ton of laughs. JAFRA placed one gift for each of our JAFRA Leaders under that tree which they could open before Christmas Day. I had not told anyone at JAFRA that it was a family tradition to open one gift before Christmas Day ... that was yet another magical JAFRA holiday coincidence!

The Gift of JAFRA

The Perfect Gift Ideas for your upcoming Holiday Parties

As we move into the holidays, my grandmother Jan Day taught me to never show up to a holiday party without gifts, and better if those gifts are JAFRA! We have so many wonderful gifts for women and men this holiday season, from the new JAFRA ROYAL Men’s Collection to our JAFRA ROYAL Color Collection, the following JAFRA products will be a sure hit for the holidays:
 
Rose Blossom Duo
 
I fell in love with this fragrance at the sound of its name! My grandparents Jan and Frank planted two rose bushes at their house in Malibu years ago, which are still there to this day. My grandmother was always picking roses when in bloom for decor for the house. Roses will forever remind me of her. The Rose Blossom Duo would be a special gift for a friend who loves our beautiful Rose Blossom fragrance… the lotion will send them over the moon! 
 
JAFRA Royal Luxury Lipstick
 
Royal Jelly has been the heart of JAFRA since my grandparents founded it in 1956 and now we have our patented Royal Jelly RJ˟ available in our Royal Luxury Lipstick! Even more, JAFRA’s Royal Luxury Lipstick is in the most beautiful lipstick case on the planet... this should make history as the first lipstick to be considered an actual purse accessory! This is the perfect gift for any woman. The sheer beauty of the case will melt her heart. Once you feel the conditioning texture on your lips, taste, and smell the gorgeous fragrance of this incredible lipstick, you will love it forever!
 
JAFRA ROYAL Men Collection
 
My grandfather Frank always had a way with words. He had a wonderful ability to make any complicated situation seem “simple” by breaking it down into a few easy steps. The JAFRA Royal Men Collection embodies this philosophy and makes a skin care routine for men so... simple! Between the 3 in 1 Face Moisturizer and the After Shave Tonic with JAFRA’s Royal Jelly RJ˟ Formula, this is the perfect gift to give any man during the holidays!
 
JAFRA Royal Jelly-Original Formula in a Glass Bottle
 
I remember opening my grandmother's cabinet when I was 5 years old and seeing countless bottles of Royal Jelly in the original glass bottles. This is when I first learned that my grandparents founded JAFRA! This special edition glass bottle reminds me of those original glass bottles I saw as a little girl. This would be the perfect gift to introduce a friend to JAFRA's Royal Jelly so that they can experience pure luxury, on their face and as decor on their vanity! 
 
There are so many wonderful JAFRA gifts to give your loved ones this year. Gifting JAFRA not only shares the spirit of JAFRA but it also shows that you care! And after all, sharing and caring is what makes the holidays go round! What are your favorite gifts from December's Client Brochure? Leave comments below, we would love to hear!

A Day to Remember

Going back to our roots

I was 5 years old when I learned my grandparents, Jan and Frank Day, were the founders of JAFRA Cosmetics. Wandering through their house in Malibu, I came across what looked like a million bottles of something called JAFRA Royal Jelly. Over time, I would begin to understand what it means that my grandparents founded this company. JAFRA would shape the rest of my life... Not only would Royal Jelly always keep me looking ten years younger than my actual age (LOL)... but more importantly, my grandparents had the magic ability to transform the lives of everyone around them. They inspired people to believe in themselves and reach for the stars! Looking back, I feel so lucky to have been raised by these two revolutionary minds. It felt completely natural to me that I had an unwavering belief in myself and that I could accomplish anything I set my heart to. What I didn’t realize until later is that I wasn’t born this way. My grandparents had taught me to believe in myself without my even knowing it. They also taught thousands of women at JAFRA how to possess these special powers. I see my grandmother in the eyes of everyone I meet in JAFRA. She has given us her zest for life, optimism, a dedicated drive to be the best version of ourselves, a wide open heart, and happiness to help those we meet. The ability and know-how to transform lives and empower others is the greatest gift my grandparents left to us. This is the power of JAFRA. 
 
After my grandparents passed away I lost touch with JAFRA for many years. Following my dreams and entrepreneurial path, I went on to become a womenswear fashion designer and co-founded a designer fashion label. I have been fortunate to design clothes for some of this world’s top fashion icons: Lady Gaga, Mary Kate Olsen, and Kendall Jenner to name a few. During this time I reconnected with JAFRA and was asked to attend the National Conference in Las Vegas in 2011. This experience changed my life forever. I was able to reconnect with hundreds of JAFRA friends. I felt as though I had found my long lost brothers and sisters raised by the same parents. It was also at this event that a JAFRA makeup artist transformed my look into the most glamorous version of myself I had ever seen. During my career I had always been dressing other people, concerned to make them look their best and paid very little attention to myself. I felt as if I had cracked the secret code to my life, that I had rediscovered my grandparents again, I had found my family, my heart, that I had found myself. 
 
Our JAFRA family has grown to over 600,000 passionate men and women today, paving the way for a better future for generations to come.  My grandparents blessed us with this legacy and I am so humbled to join JAFRA on this journey!  We are one heart. One family. One JAFRA!

What’s In a Name?

The secret of a young Malibu couple’s big dream

Here’s a secret only a few know about: it’s how the word “JAFRA” was created. Do you know the story? I’ll tell you anyway.
Before Bee Z. Before J-Rod. Before Speidi and Billary. Before Bughead
There was JAFRA.
 
One of the first couple portmanteaus in the business, Jan & Frank Day initially had a different name planned for their beauty business.

Our story begins on July 1, 1956, when a young and hopeful Frank Day goes to Dean Reed Company to register the business he and his wife Jan dreamed up: “Cosmetic Exclusives by Janna.” Their venture would be named after their daughter, Janna. The labels designed with that name looked attractive to Jan, but Frank suggested they try something different.

Here are excerpts from Jan’s diary telling the story of how “JAFRA” came about.
 
“Frank thinks it might be better to combine our names – like Frank and Jan – Fraja … or Jan and Frank – Jafra. My reaction – ‘Jafra?’ – that name is ridiculous. It sounds like Africa spelled [backward]. It will never catch on.”
 
Jan brushes off his suggestion and goes on to approve the proof labels with the “Cosmetic Exclusives by Janna” name. Suddenly, she asks the commercial artist if he would try the word Jafra.
 
“His eyes lit up and he started sketching. He said, ‘That name has magic – I know just how to put that on a label.’”
 
Excitedly, Jan rushed home to show Frank the new proof labels with the name “Jafra” on it. They agree on the new name and voila! JAFRA was born. Jan ends her diary entry saying,
 
“Frank is always right and has a sixth sense for names. Of course, I knew all along that JAFRA was [a] perfect choice.”
 
Take that Brangelina and Kimye! Jan and Frank were innovators not only in skin care, but in marketing tactics as well!

When the company was founded on August 6, 1956, it was inspired and created for two main reasons:
1. To provide the finest products available
2. To create a program that appreciates people 
 
Today, JAFRA is part of the Vorwerk family and has over 600,000 Independent Consultants worldwide. It continues to provide quality products and an exceptional business opportunity.
 

Cheers to 63 years and counting!

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