As you probably know by now, we’ve partnered with Venus Williams, tennis champion and self care hero, to share the bliss of Venus Bliss™ treatments. To celebrate Venus’s new role as brand ambassador, we’re running a monthly contest to spread the love and encourage women to indulge in some much-deserved self care with the help of a $1,000 gift card. This month, #TheVenusChallenge winner was Kia Raymond. We spoke to Kia about what confidence means to her, and how she plans to spend her self care dollars .
Confidence to me means loving everything that makes you who you are but if there is something you want to change you have the strength and courage to do what makes you happy!
I used to feel really self-conscious about how I look on the outside. Being overweight and having multiple health conditions. My freckles are the one thing no one in my family has so it makes me feel special and I've gained the confidence within myself to change things I wasn't happy with. I've joined a gym, gone back to school and I'm committed to healthy eating habits. I entered the giveaway because being a mother of 4 I've never taken the time to do anything just for me so that's what I'm going to use the $1,000 for. A facial, Mani & Pedi, massage and a list of other things.
For me, it definitely does!
I was looking on Instagram for some inspiration, exercises to do and beauty treatments that I could be interested in all as a part of building back my confidence and no longer feeling bad and miserable. Then the Venus treatment Instagram page popped up on my feed and I started looking at the pictures to see what it was. So when I saw the giveaway it was a huge sign that I've made the right decision to better myself so I took a chance and entered. It spoke to me and what I really needed in life right now. When I found out I won I jump for joy!!
Have courage and a little faith and go for it! It's time to put you first for a change.
I’m planning to get a manicure & pedicure, facial, massage, and several personal trainer sessions!*
Our challenge winner Kia has a lot in common with Venus Williams, especially when it comes to her opinions on confidence and self care. Venus is the epitome of the strong, confident woman who is proud of who she is and how she looks—and the Bliss™ treatments help her keep the shape she wants, as well as taking a little time out for herself. “One of my goals is just to freeze time where I am,” she says. “I like how I look and I like how I feel and I want it to stay exactly this way.” Even with her intense workouts, she wanted to make sure she was doing everything she could to look her best, so she did her research and chose Venus Bliss™ treatments. Venus Bliss™ helped Venus achieve her aesthetic goals, and she recommends it for anyone hoping to reach theirs quickly, comfortably, and with no downtime. “First, I thought the Venus Bliss™ treatment was relaxing,” she laughs. “Honestly, I was happy to just stop for a moment.” The treatments give her a moment to focus on herself, while also achieving her goals. “I was also happy to find something that works. I really enjoyed it and it’s something I would highly recommend.”
Bliss™ treatments are the perfect option for people like Kia and Venus, who have busy, active lifestyles and want to boost their confidence by achieving their aesthetic goals. Venus Bliss™ uses non-invasive lipolysis, a process that involves using radiofrequency energy to gently heat and dissolve hard-to-budge fat cells that tend to accumulate in the thighs, abdomen, and other areas. The diode laser technology and radiofrequency energy combat hard-to-beat fat, reduce cellulite, and create a leaner, slimmer appearance without the recovery time a more invasive procedure would require. This is a fat reduction solution that’s non-invasive and suitable for all skin types, with no downtime. The treatments are also an excellent choice for anyone who has tried diet and exercise but still has a few stubborn areas that they want to see perfected. Suited for full schedules, the treatments generally last between 15-30 minutes and many people see results after just one treatment, with long-lasting, continued improvement for up to six months.
Our iconic partnership with Venus Williams is about leading the way for women to feel more confident about themselves. To enter #TheVenusChallenge all you need to do is tell us, what makes you feel confident for a chance to win a self care package in the form of a $1,000 cash gift card.
Keep an eye on our social media accounts for the next Venus Challenge!
*Interview has been edited for clarity.