Vicki Swain is a mum and grandmum who loves both being in nature and teaching people how to get the Nutrimetics natural look. She has been recognised as Look Good Feel Better Volunteer of the Year in NSW. Vicki loves dedicating her free time to helping women. Look Good Feel Better helps so many people facing cancer thanks to the energy and commitment of amazing volunteers like Vicki.
Why do you love volunteering for LGFB?
I’ve been volunteering with Look Good Feel Better for 16 years and I love every minute of it. It’s so fulfilling to give a girl back her brows, or even just a really good laugh and a fun morning. I’m sure I get more out of the sessions than any of the participants. Some girls worry about a bad hair day. These girls just hope to have hair.
How did it make you feel to win?
I was actually a bit embarrassed about my win. Collectively, so many amazing volunteers make LGFB the incredible organisation that it is. It’s a huge team effort. My mum was very excited for me and so were my friends and my kids.
Why did you start your Nutrimetics business?
I started about 30 years ago when my son was about 6 months old. I was looking to earn about $100 per week to pay the mortgage. I remember, as a new mum, I could get what the family needed but there was nothing left for me. I couldn’t justify buying basics like new undies or bras. I accidentally came across Nutrimetics when a friend invited me to a treatment. It turned out to be so much more than the solution to my undies crisis! My mum had also been very successful in social selling, so I had a good mentor.
I love the life Nutrimetics has helped me build. In these days of ‘fake beauty’, I love giving girls a natural look and showing them how to take care of their skin with minimal fuss. I’m at my happiest sitting in the bush around a fire, playing some music. Why settle for 5 star, when you have all the stars in the sky?
Has Nutrimetics helped give you more time?
Being a Consultant has given me so much freedom. When I was younger, I got to be a great mum, attend every school event and also help out in the canteen. It gave me the time to be a Girl Guide leader for over 13 years, plus I regularly spoke at schools to help young girls find their way. It’s the work I do for no pay that ‘pays’ me so much. My favourite job today is taking care of my gorgeous granddaughters, Chelsea and Jasmine one day a week. I’m honoured to be able to teach them as many skills as I can.
What are your favourite Nutrimetics products?
Your best advice for a new starter?
Decide how much money you want to earn and how many days you are going to dedicate to earning it. Then work those days! Focus on the task at hand. If it’s processing orders and deliveries and phone calls, then do it. If it’s cuddling your kids, then do it! It’s great to have Nutrimetics days and even better to have non Nutrimetics days. You never need to feel guilty about what you should have done on your ‘working’ days. I like to call it balance.