My Tropic journey began in June 2017 but first let me tell you a little about what led up to it.
I had graduated University and was yet to really get a grip on my health, those student attitudes had followed me into ‘adult life’, but I reached a point where I wanted to make a change and I found a brilliant programme, unfortunately now closed, called I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson, it transformed my life. After 8 weeks of meal plans and wholesome recipes I not only felt better but I had a new awareness of what was in all those processed packages and consequently a new respect for what I put in my body. Now I’m no saint, and of course I still, years later, slip up and don’t always make the greatest of choices but the vast majority of the time we do. Our meals are cooked from scratch and the recipes I gained during my IQS rounds still make the base of each week’s meal plans.
So, fast forward 6 months I was now joining the dots. If I was going to put so much time and attention in to what I put in my body then surely I should be more aware of what I put on my body too. It was time to overhaul my beauty bag.
I won’t bore you with all the details but essentially it was really hard work. I remember doing a free-from haul in Boots and being really pleased that I had managed to find a selection of brands that were paraben free. But then I still didn’t understand the rest of the ingredients. And some were vegan friendly or cruelty free, but still full of chemicals. Every time I wanted to replace something I had to spend an hour on the computer researching brands and their backgrounds before inevitably compromising.
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So along came Tropic, I had actually used their ABC kit back in the early days when my skin needed some TLC (not realising the ethical benefits, I just thought it was fancy and a luxurious treat) and so when we were looking for ways to make a little extra cash pre-travelling something suddenly clicked. I saw their Ambassador Opportunity on the website and immediately emailed in. Within a week my sponsor Vanessa was round to show me the ropes and I signed up that night ready to launch less than a week later!
Tropic immediately became a passion project, now here was a brand that I didn’t have to compromise with. They were vegan, cruelty free, chemical free and they were constantly working to challenge every element of the business, from packaging to farming, Tropic puts ethics above all else. They are a company I am now incredibly proud to work with.
Being an ambassador has given me a project I’m fully in control of, which is easily the most liberating thing to happen to my life in years. It has reignited my creativity and inspiration, I have fallen in love again with photography and spend hours planning shoots and images ready for the PrettyGreenLife. It gave me a social life, and permission to not just be feminine but to celebrate it. I love every part now of my job with Tropic, growing my Tribe of customers, seeing their faces as their skin changes, watching them fall in love with the products as much as I have and now growing my own little team of ambassadors too! It is hard work but easily the most rewarding work I do, you get back what you put in, you control the targets, the relationships, it is your business so you grow it however you like. I love that mine has allowed me to grow the PrettyGreenLife, to create a space where Tropic doesn’t just sit proudly alongside other brands but sets the standards by which I research and discover products not currently within their collection. They are my benchmark, my inspiration and I would recommend it to anyone.
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