Relationship Advice, Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

PURE ROMANCE Gift Ideas for Her

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea for the girl in your life can be a challenge.  Don’t let the challenge become a stress, that takes the fun out of the holiday!  Remember that whatever you give your woman, just make sure that it comes from the heart.  She will appreciate it.  I promise. That being said… I have compiled a list of gifts that any girl would love to receive if you decide to pass on the traditional flowers and candy.  (Those can be great.  But let’s get a little creative!) Whether for THE ONE, or a friend with benefits, or a girl you just started dating, we’ve got a few ideas you can’t go wrong with.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women

For the Girl who enjoys a bubble bath:

valentine's day gifts for herI highly recommend the Pure Romance Love Story collection of bath products!  Excape Bubble Bath allows her to escape from stress! She can sink into a tub of sweet-scented foaming bath bubbles, rejuvenate her spirit, and let the day’s cares float away.  Splash energizing body wash is a pH-balanced spa treatment when combined with Body Silk skin moisturizer.  She will feel great, and I’m sure that will benefit BOTH parties…

For the Closet-Coder:

valentine's day gifts for herSimple yet thoughtful, the Morse Code necklace from artist Julia Szendrei is a great Valentine’s Day gift and a beautiful piece of everyday jewlery. The gemstones are interspaced with 14K gold beads to spell “XOXO” in Morse Code, while the delicate gold chain takes the backseat.  Most people won’t notice the significance, but the two of you will always know and that is where the fun comes in.

For the Active Girl:

valentine's day gifts for womenThe Bellabeat LEAF is a beautifully designed health tracker that allows you to monitor your activity, sleep quality, and menstrual cycle. It syncs with your smartphone so you can see instant statistics, will give you notifications when you haven’t moved around much, and can even be set as an alarm clock.  I never go anywhere without mine. PLUS, it doesn’t look like the traditional activity tracker – it’s pretty!

For the Girl with cold feet:

valentine's day gift ideasI think these are perfect for lounging around the house, but many girls are happy to wear them out around town.  TOMS slippers combine the style she loves with a cozy, faux shearling interior.  If she’s always complaining about her chilly apartment, you know what to do.  Plus, I don’t know too many guys that enjoy when a girl rubs her cold feet on them.

For the Power Player:

valentine's day gifts for herThis may be one of the hottest trends around.  Women have started skipping the skimpy ladies watch, and are electing to wear the larger men’s watch instead. It shows confidence and POWER. If nothing else, it can be a great conversation starter. If you already have a collection of high-end watches and are willing to part with one, it would be an excellent personal gift to show how much you care.  If your budget is a little tighter, you can find a lot of great looking watches that mimic the look and feel of a high-end Rolex or Tag Heuer.

She enjoys a good massage:

Pure Romance Heart MassagerThe Pure Romance Heart Massager is one of my most popular products!  I usually have to stock up on these in bulk because they are so useful.  My husband and I both love these after a tough day of work or after a particularly hard workout at the gym. Use these to soothe your partner’s body, then bring it close to yours.  Activated heat pack warms up to 129 degrees!  The soft outer cover works great on tired skin and muscles, and can be combined with massage oils and creams easily. After use, simply boil in water to reactivate.  Use it again and again!

For the BAD GIRL:

Pure Romance Grey BlindfoldShe’s seen Fifty Shades of Grey and has taken notes.  Take advantage of the situation with the Pure Romance Grey Blindfold.  Feel your other senses come alive when the Grey Blindfold takes away your sight. Slip on the Grey Blindfold, and sexy surprises begin. Plus, it doubles as sleeping mask in case you actually decide to do any sleeping…


If you want your girl to see all of the Pure Romance line and have an amazing time with friends – just have her book her very own Pure Romance party!  I am in the Lexington, Kentucky area and have a few open dates for the next couple of months.  Contact me asap to get your preferred date on the books.  Parties are free, fun, educational, and my hostesses earn some AWESOME rewards!  Who knows… you may even want to become your own boss and join my team.


Sexual Health, Uncategorized, Your Home Business

Strong Women – Meet Molly

Strong is the new sexy.  Don’t take my word for it.  Just take a look around… Crossfit women are a main attraction on major sports networks, Serena Williams (tennis pro) is named 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the year, and Ronda Rousey (UFC Fighter) is set to make her second appearance in SI’s Swimsuit Issue.  What do these women have in common?  They are all examples of women who are successful, beautiful… and not necessarily the physical ideal of sexiness that mainstream media normally pushes into our heads.

Meet Molly.  She is a local Lexington woman who has gone viral by making some social media posts about her body and how she feels about it.  I sort of know Molly, but she doesn’t know me. I’ve seen her at the gym (Lexington Athletic Club) and around my neighborhood out for a run with her significant other.  She’s hard to miss.  She has a very strong physique and a confidence about her that impresses.  Molly posted a picture of herself in a bikini on vacation with the caption “This is my body. This is not a before picture. This is not an after picture. This just happens to be what my body looks like on a random Tuesday in December of 2015 — it’s a life picture. This is a body that loves protein and vegetables and queso and ice cream.”

…And the internet went BONKERS.  This photo and accompanying quote has made it to ABC News, People magazine, Huffington Post, and even the Today Show.  Click here to read an article from the Lexington Herald Leader about Molly.  What’s amazing about Molly is that she is in love with her body.  She is comfortable with the fact her body changes as she moves through life.  And she is happy with that.  She loves who she is and her confidence is proof of that.

Is she what the mainstream media would call “sexiest woman alive?”  Probably not.  But that’s not the point.  She is beautiful in a real way,  a way that can be appreciated by anyone who has the luck to meet her or take one of her classes.  She has a personal training business,, which  offers  strength training packages and an online coaching.  Her business works to teach girls to appreciate their bodies as they are, not as most magazine ads say they should be.

But what about the rest of us? Well, don’t be afraid to take charge of who you are and what you want your body to be. I work hard to eat well, exercise, and empower other women around me.  It’s not always easy, but nothing worth having is.  Will I ever become a supermodel? Umm, no.  But knowing that I’m the best version of myself can bring a level of confidence that unleashes my inner superhero!

So congrats on your achievements, Molly!  You are something that more women should aspire to be – confident, strong, and happy in your own skin!

Relationship Advice, Sex Tips and Techniques, Sexual Health, Uncategorized

Look AMAZING in Lingerie!

Lingerie_WebWanna know what one of my hottest selling items has been lately?  It may surprise you… Lingerie!  With a market saturated by large chains specializing in this product, you would imagine that my Pure Romance business wouldn’t do much lingerie volume.  Maybe it’s because us Pure Romance girls know how to make you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.  Read on for tips on how you can looks your best in your least…

Lingerie adds a fun and exciting element to any bedroom encounter- both for the person wearing it AND for the person enjoying the view.  If you really want to get your partner’s temperature to rise, you’ve got to build a closet of lingerie that not only makes you look good, but makes you feel good too.  You can’t just focus on being sexy on the outside, you’ve got to feel sexy and confident on the inside too!

  1. Functional can be FUN!  Unless you are only doing a photo shoot, lingerie needs to be comfortable.  The best pieces of lingerie will be comfortable AND pretty.  If the fit is right, you will look amazing without restricting your movement or breathing.  After all, movement is what you are going for, right?  Make sure that you are getting the right size.  You can use this chart to help figure out the best styles that will fit and flatter your body.  Once you’ve found the fit you love, look for shapes and colors that make you feel the best in your own skin.
  2. Compliment your Assets!  If you’ve ever tried on lingerie in a larger chain store, you know that not all lingerie works for all women.  We are all shaped differently.  And that’s a good thing!  Rest assured that there is a style of lingerie out there that is perfect for you.  Different styles draw attention to different areas of the body, so make sure that you choose a style that highlights the areas of your body that you find the sexiest.  Proud of your luscious curves? Babydoll gowns show off your bust and flatter just about any shape. Think you’ve got an amazing booty? Give your lover a peek of what’s to come with a form-fitting chemise. Considering a jaw-dropping striptease? A black garter slip, revealed after peeling away your everyday layers, can do no wrong. Take this as your lingerie rule of thumb: If you feel amazing, you’ll look amazing, and vice versa!
  3. Put YOURSELF first.  YOU wear the lingerie.  It does not wear you.  If you do not feel sexy and confident in your skimpies, then what is the point?  While it can be a great idea to shop with your significant other and keep their wants in mind, it is most important to please yourself first.  Buy what you love!
  4. CONFIDENT IS SEXY!  Whether you are a guy or a girl… confidence is sexy!  Nothing will boost your confidence like knowing that you look smoking hot in some new lingerie.  This is your time to let your partner know that they hit the jackpot when they met you.  It’s okay to be a little self-conscious, but don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone a bit to show yourself just how amazing you really are.
  5. Don’t make excuses- HAVE FUN!  Don’t talk yourself out of investing in lingerie that will add excitement to your sex life. Too often we hear people second-guess a decision to purchase lingerie because of a fear that it isn’t a wise purchase. Wrong! Good lingerie is an investment in yourself and your confidence … not to mention your sex life!

    Just remember, when you are shopping for lingerie, never forget who you are buying it for! Feeling sexy and confident in every situation is your own personal gift to yourself. Seductive lingerie can give you the chance to feel sexy and bring your wildest fantasies to life. So don’t skimp—allow yourself to treat yourself.

Of course, you could just see all of the Pure Romance line and have an amazing time with friends if you just book your very own Pure Romance party!  I am in the Lexington, Kentucky area and have a few open dates for the next couple of months.  Contact me asap to get your preferred date on the books.  Parties are free, fun, educational, and my hostesses earn some AWESOME rewards!  Who knows… you may even want to become your own boss and join my team.

Uncategorized, Your Home Business

Bridal Bliss Summer Classic

Pure Romance Bridal Bliss Summer Classic

Another season of bridal shows has come and gone! Aug 30th wrapped up the Bridal Bliss Summer Classic at the Lexington, KY Hilton downtown with more than 400 brides in attendance.  This event is one of the best shows around!  Over 100 wedding professionals from the Lexington area attended.  From wedding cakes to catering, photographers, DJ’s, venues, dresses, tuxes… you name it.  Everything you need for the perfect wedding was there. (Except a groom.  You need one of those, too.)

Pure Romance by RachelAnd, of course, no wedding is complete without a bachelorette party, so Pure Romance was happy to attend the event as well!  We set up a very fun booth complete with champagne, a special Pure Romance “menu,” and a few of our most popular products that were family-friendly. (Gotta keep the real fun saved for parties…)

We had a great time meeting the excited bridal parties while helping them plan their most perfect bachelorette parties & bridal showers before the BIG day!  The bachelor isn’t the only one who can have a night out before the big day…  As it turns out, we specialize in that!

Are you ready to be catered to?  Pure Romance is an entire company dedicated to educating, empowering, and entertaining women.  Let us cater to YOU.  It’s what we do and we do it well!  Whether it’s a bachelorette party, birthday bash, or a girls’ night in, I’ve got you covered! You can see lots of our amazing products AND have a fabulous time with your girlfriends when you host your very own girls’ night with Pure Romance.

I am in the Lexington, Kentucky area and have a few open dates for the next couple of months.  Contact me asap to get your preferred date on the books.  Parties are free, fun, educational, and my hostesses earn some AWESOME rewards!  Who knows… you may even want to become your own boss and join my team.

Join Pure Romance, Uncategorized, Your Home Business

10 Reasons to Own a Business

Own your business
This is me working from a hotel room in Atlanta while traveling with my hubby!

That’s it.  I QUIT!  No, wait, not my awesome Pure Romance job… the job I was doing before.  You know, the 40-50 hour/week office type job.  I was tired of working overtime and sacrificing life outside of the job just to make money for someone else.  I was ready to work for ME.   You hear it all of the time, but the benefits of owning your own business are real.  I wanted to experience life and to be a success because I chose to be, not because someone else thought I was worthy.  I took the plunge to work for myself with Pure Romance.  Maybe you should too…  Here are my top ten reasons why starting your own business is worth it.

#1  I am in control of my own destiny.

You could say that I am a type “A” personality.  A lot of people who start a business are.  I was tired of having my level of success being directed by someone else.  I was frustrated working in an environment where the culture and future of the company was not in my control.  People rely on their incomes for stability, and that stability makes a difference in their happiness at home. By making my own decisions about how best to operate day-to-day, I choose the office culture and direct the future of my business.  Nobody else gets to decide how my career and income will advance.

#2 You can find your own Work/Life balance.

One of the perks of owning your own home-based business is the flexibility that comes with it, whether that be working from wherever you want, working in your pjs, etc.  I love the summer days here in Lexington, Kentucky and enjoy sitting with my laptop and phone on the back porch, sipping some tea and watching my dog run around the yard.  I make my own schedule, allowing me the time to enjoy some of the most important things in life!

#3 You get to choose who you work with.

Owning a business isn’t the easiest thing in the world.  I’m not claiming that.  I like surrounding myself with positive people who give me the confidence and optimism needed to keep moving forward. You have to weed out the people that put out negative vibes.  I’m always looking for women who are self-starters with a hunger for success.  If you are driven and want to be your own boss, we need to talk!

#4 You reap the benefits of risks and effort.

With most businesses, there will be risks and rewards.  And as you know, the bigger the risk the bigger the reward… or potential for negative consequences.  The beauty of the being your own boss is that you are the one that gets to choose the amount and type of wager.  With what I do with Pure Romance, the risk is actually VERY minimal.  The startup cost can be recouped within a very short amount of time.  I’m talking 1 to 3 parties, that’s it!   As long as I put in the effort and hustle, the money comes in.  How much effort/reward I get is totally up to me.  PLUS, I have a ton of fun doing this job which is a HUGE reward in itself.

#5 You get to challenge yourself.

Are you tired of the same old routine?  I rarely experience the same type of day twice.   Between a constant rotation of new clients, and new experiences with existing ones, my job never gets old. Every day I learn something new.  Whether it’s about a product, or my customers, or about running my business more efficiently, the challenge of continuously working to make myself better never ends.  And once you’ve met some of the most successful women associated with Pure Romance, you realize quickly that even the sky is not the limit!

#6 You get to follow your passion.

Yup, I LOVE what I do.  It’s simple.  We educate, we empower, and we entertain women.  The products I offer are fun and exciting, and I get to interact with great new girls every week.

#7 You learn to get things done FAST.

When I quit my regular job to run my own Pure Romance business, one of the main reasons I did so was to have more TIME.  Time to spend with my family.  Time to enjoy my hobbies.  Time to do all of the things that make me happy.  The more efficient I can be with my business, the more money I make because the business is streamlined.  And all of that efficiency equates to more free time!

#8 You get to connect with your clients.

There are few things that get entrepreneurs as excited as when they get to interact with their customers. Rather than hiding behind a large corporate structure, small business owners thrive on dealing one-on-one with their best clients.  And let’s face it, my customers are always happy to see me!  When I show up, the Girls’ Night begins!  Who doesn’t want that in their life?

#9 You get to give back to your community.

Many businesses give back to the communities that support them.  This can be in the form of donations, events, etc… But for me and my business, it’s EDUCATION and HEALTH SUPPORT for women.  Pure Romance works closely with The Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health. Together we seek to support research and education initiatives that involve women’s sexual health and well-being. Being able to educate women about their own bodies presents the opportunity for empowerment and guides them down the path of more confident and fulfilling intimate relationships.


#10 You feel pride in building something on your own.

This business is yours.  Nobody handed it to you.  Sure, there is help along the way but the success of it is up to you.  You are the boss.  You are the most valuable asset and the driving force behind the business.  But the best feeling?  When you get those comment cards with nice remarks about how good you are at what you do.  Or even better, when a client tells all of their friends about you and brags about your success.  THAT is a great feeling!