My New Venture – Gorgeous Woman Area Distributor (includes a GIVEAWAY!)

January 11, 2018
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It’s time to reveal what my new venture is all about!  I teased and hinted a little in recent posts (here and here).  Did anyone spot the big hints in the photo collages of my Taking Stock post?

So, for quite a while now I’ve been on the lookout for something that would grab my attention, get me excited, and that I could be passionate about and embrace as a little business of my own!  It had to be something I believed in, something that complimented what I do here on my blog, all the while still leaving me with time for the blog and to look after my own health and wellbeing (regular exercise and self-care).  For some time, I thought photography would be that ‘something’ but it turns out not to be the case (more about that in my updated About page).

Exciting News!

I have found that ‘something’!! 

I am a pioneer Area Distributor for WomanOil8 Australia who own the successful 100% natural range of skin care products – Gorgeous Woman, Gorgeous Girl and ManOil8 Skin Care. 

The word ‘Gorgeous’ was a sign don’t you think, considering I started my Gorgeous 50’s series in July 2017?! 

What is an Area Distributor?

As Area Distributor for Brisbane East – Wynnum Manly I can sell directly to shops/businesses/practitioners in my designated area.  The products are also available to the public anywhere in Australia or overseas via my ONLINE SHOP

We offer products to stockists at a wholesale price with a very generous markup.  I am Area Distributor 2 (AD2) and my designated area is outlined in yellow in this MAP.  If you own a business within this area and are interested in stocking these products, and/or would like to know more, please contact me

Why am I so excited and passionate about the WomanOil8 Australia products?

To understand, you first need to know the WomanOil8 mantra: 

“Beautiful skin is healthy skin”

A commitment and passion for providing top quality products in order to deliver on this mantra means that investment towards the production of these products goes primarily to the ingredients.  These products are 100% absolutely natural quality botanical oils, vegan friendly and cruelty free, with NO chemical additives, fillers, toxins, mineral oils/petro-chemicals or any other nasties.  The containers that the products are in are biodegradable and therefore kind to the environment.  The unique blends are handcrafted in small batches locally here in Brisbane, Australia. 

More reasons why I am excited and passionate about these products!

Reason 1.  The co-founder of WomanOil8 and developer of these products, Anne McBride, has been working on them for over 14 years! In her own words:

My family all had sensitive fair skin and often suffered from the effects of the harsh Australian sun and the dehydrating effects of air conditioning.  I was aware the products available to buy for sensitive skin were generally chemical concoctions with the occasional token natural Ingredient thrown in for good measure.  One of my family was suffering from skin rashes, dry, inflamed skin and skin cancers. I was determined to produce natural, nourishing, anti-inflammatory oil formulations to feed, nourish and heal the skin.  My journey had begun.  After much research, testing, blending and mixing many different cold pressed plant oils and essential oils over a ten year period the end result was to create perfectly balanced oil products for skin and hair.  Using the best quality botanical oils from Australia and around the world I created unique blends brimming full of vitamins, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids that not only felt wonderful to use but were actually safe, anti-ageing and chemical free!  We didn’t realise it then, but my passion and love of creating perfect blends of oils for family and friends would soon start to grow and develop into a successful skincare company

Anne (and WomanOil8 Australia) has been featured in various well known magazines (see below).

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Reason 2.  I have sensitive skin, dry skin, and am prone to getting psoriasis. 100% natural skin care products have always been of interest to me.  My interest in oils was piqued when in June 2017 I had surgery which left me with some scars that I was keen to minimize.  I tried an assortment of oils to help for this and found that many of them clogged my pores and felt a little too greasy.  The WomanOil8 Australia products are not greasy nor do they clog your pores as I was finding was the case with many of the oils purchased from local pharmacies.  If you wonder why this might be the case, you might like to have a look at this comparison of brands that WomanOil8 Australia conducted as a marketing exercise.  The results are very interesting!

Reason 3.  I have been using these products for approximately one month now and I am not exaggerating when I say, the positive effect on my skin from using them was instant.  My skin feels incredible – soft, supple, glowing, healthy!  I am excited at how much my skin will be improved after longer use.  If you need more convincing at how fabulous these products are, have a read of recent customer reviews!  My favourite times of the day now are mornings after my shower and evenings just before bed when I apply these products.  They leave me feeling that good!

Reason 4.  Our skin is the largest organ of our body, with a total area of about 20 square feet.  Our skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of touch, heat, and cold.  It’s vitally important that we look after our skin and consider carefully what we apply to it.  It is very important to me that only natural products are used on my skin and the WomanOil8 products are 100% natural skin care products made with the very best botanical oils on the planet and contain absolutely no chemicals, formaldehyde, fillers or toxic ingredients. 

Wondering where the name WomanOil8 came from?

WomanOil8 face oils and body moisturising oils were the original 100% natural products blended for women and men. The word ‘WomanOil’ contains the words woman and man and oil!  And the ‘8’? Well at the time they were blending 8 of Australia’s most beautiful botanical oils with other superb oils from around the world. There is a policy to use wherever possible at least 8 best quality Australian natural oils.  WomanOil8 now has three ranges of products:

Gorgeous Woman Skin Care, Skin Care, WomanOil8,

  • Gorgeous Woman Skin Care – formulated specifically for normal, sensitive, dry and mature skin.

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  • Gorgeous Girl Skin Care – formulated for normal, oily, combination and acne type skin.

ManOil8, Skin care, ManOil8 Australia

  • ManOil8 Skin Care – suitable for all skin types and is soothing, calming and hydrating.

I think this occasion is cause for a celebration in the form of a GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the launch of my new venture, I would like to give away the following to one lucky person:

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…the total value of which is $88.50.


  1. Share this post on at least one form of social media and tag Write of the Middle so that I can see it (links to all my social media can be found in the top right hand corner of my blog).  Share as much and as often as you like! 
  2. Visit & Like the WomanOil8 Australia Facebook page
  3. Visit & Like the Write of the Middle Facebook page if you haven’t already
  4. In 30 words or less, tell me in the comments section of this post ‘why you would like to win these products’
    Please make sure that when you leave your comment, you have entered your email address (it won’t be shown publicly) so that I can contact you if you win.

That’s it!  Easy Peasy.  Good luck!

The Giveaway closes in exactly 6 weeks on 22 February 2018 at 5pm Brisbane time.  A winner will be announced on my Facebook page in the week beginning 26 February 2018.  This blog post will also be updated with the winner’s name announced.

You might have noticed that there is now a hyperlinked Gorgeous Woman Skin Care logo in my sidebar, as well as a new SHOP link in the top menu – both providing easy access to my Gorgeous Woman Online Shop.

Stay tuned for more posts informing on the products, their ingredients and their benefits, as well as a planned future interview with Anne!  I am so excited about these products.  My skin is looking and feeling fabulous and I love that these products are handcrafted locally here in Brisbane.  Feel free to have a browse around my online shop (link below) to familiarise yourself with the products.  You will see that all the beautiful ingredients are listed so you will know exactly what you are putting on your skin. 


Ciao for now,


Posted Tuesday 27 February 2018. 

This Giveaway has now closed.  The entrants names were written on pieces of paper and drawn from a bowl.  The WINNER is Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.  Congratulations Sue.  I’ll be in contact via email.  I’m sure you will LOVE these products!  Thank you to those of you who entered.  There are sure to be more opportunities in the future. xo


Link up here at WOTM or with another of us in the Lovin’ Life Linky team:

Leanne of Deep Fried Fruit
Lyndall of Seize the Day Project
Kathy of 50 Shades of Age
of Debbish
and Jo of And Anyways

It doesn’t matter where you link up as it will magically appear on all six blogs.


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  • Reply Lyndall @ SeizeTheDayProject January 11, 2018 at 6:39 am

    I’m so happy to hear you’ve found something that gets you excited Min – we all need that! Best of luck with the new venture 🙂 x #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Lyndall – it is nice to find something to be excited about. These products are a life changer! 🙂 xo

  • Reply Jo Tracey January 11, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Good luck with your new venture…I’m definitely popping in for a proper look!

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Thanks Jo – enjoy your pop in for a proper look! 🙂 xo

      • Reply Jo Tracey January 24, 2018 at 10:24 am

        So I’ve had my proper look…and that Face Oil looks incredible…as does the exfoliant. I try to remember to exfoliate…truly I do.

  • Reply Nikki @ Wonderfully Women January 11, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Well that’s a great way to start the New Year!

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 8:58 am

      It sure is Nikki. Very exciting. xo

  • Reply Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond January 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Congratulations Min and this has come at a perfect time for you. You have something positive to focus on and I’m sure you will be a winner! I’m still looking for something but I’m sure I will find it during the year. Best of luck and I look forward to taking a peak around your shop. Good skincare is a must in my book – more important than makeup. Have a beautiful day,my friend. xx

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you Sue! Your encouragement is so very appreciated! Yes it’s a good time indeed. I totally agree that good skincare is a must and far more important than makeup. My day has been busy but enjoyable with family here for my nephew’s 10th birthday. He wanted a pool party at Auntie Min’s so that’s what he got. xo

  • Reply Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond January 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Skin care to me is more important than makeup. I’m 60 and living in Australia it is vital to have a natural skincare product that is gentle, nourishing & protective.

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks for your entry Sue. Good luck! xo

  • Reply Kathy Marris January 11, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations Min! I wish you well with your new venture. I’ve never heard of this product, but the fact that it is all natural is a big drawcard for me. My skin tends to dry out now that I’m a mature women so these products sounds ideal.

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks Kathy! These products have made an enormous difference to my dry skin. It feels and looks so much better already. I love that they are 100% natural and handcrafted and blended locally at Cleveland here in Brisbane (and still by the original developer of the product, Anne).

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill January 11, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    How wonderful to find something that fires you up and inspires you Min. I wish you every success as you start down the road marketing a product that you can authentically get behind xx

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks so much Leanne. xo

  • Reply jodie filogomo January 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    What a fabulous way to bring in the new year, Min!!
    Anything that is good for you both physically and mentally, is the best ever!!

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Totally agree. Thanks Jodie! xo

  • Reply Jan Wild January 11, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Congratulations on your new venture. I am currently busily running down all my stocks of skin care in anticipation of our move later this year, but I will be interested to find out more once we get settled. Good luck!

    • Reply Min January 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks Jan. There will be more posts in the near future giving more details about these products and their developer. Good luck with your move!

  • Reply Denyse January 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    I am pleased you have found a venture which is exciting and you feel committed to. It is lovely when that happens. Best wishes for it all going well in 2018 and beyond. Denyse x

    • Reply Min January 12, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Denyse! xo

  • Reply emma January 12, 2018 at 12:36 am

    This sounds like a great product. It’s great that you have found a passion. I am trying out one for myself at the moment but the jury is out on whether it is for me if that makes sense?

    • Reply Min January 12, 2018 at 9:11 am

      If the product you’re trying doesn’t work for you then you might consider trying these. No product has ever made my skin feel and look so good as the WomanOil8 products and I’ve tried a lot of products over the years!

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit January 13, 2018 at 7:28 am

    How exciting Min! So great to turn something your passionate about into income generation. Very cool #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Min January 15, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Leanne. Fingers crossed! Love these products – they are gorgeous!

  • Reply Deborah January 13, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Oh this is really exciting Min! I was wondering what your news was…. will check out the website! x

    • Reply Min January 15, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Deb! Ta da! Now you know! 🙂 xo

  • Reply Ji January 13, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Fantastic Min. So glad you’ve found a new venture and one that you are passionate about too. Go you!

    • Reply Min January 15, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Thanks Jo (or should I be calling you Ji now LOL)! xo

  • Reply Kylie Boyes January 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

    It all sounds very exciting Min. A new venture is a wonderful start to the New Year.

    • Reply Min January 24, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Thank you Kylie! xo

  • Reply Kylie Boyes January 23, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I’d love to win as I’ve recently turned 50 I’m more aware than ever of looking after my skin. I’d love to experience the nourishment of natural plant oils

    • Reply Min January 24, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Thanks for entering! Good luck! x

  • Reply beck @ craftypjmum January 23, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations Min, this is exciting.
    I’d love to win this. Since the accident my skin is dry and out of control. I’m even losing my hair at a great rate. I’d love to nourish my skin.

    • Reply Min January 24, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thanks so much Beck and thank you for entering. I hope you are recovering well since your accident (and your boys too!). xo

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