November 16th, 2011

What is “Body by Vi?”

What is “Body by Vi?”

ViSalus Body by Vi™ is an innovative solution to getting into better shape, no matter if you want to slim down, tone up or build muscle. Combining our unique and life transforming products along with our online and offline support tools, no other program is as comprehensive, or as easy!

No one else can offer the same comprehensive program that includes a simple nutritional program with recipes, menu plans, exercise videos and programs, and online community support. If you’d rather not get weighed in public, eat expensive foods, or watch endless exercise videos that aren’t targeted to your specific needs, then this is the program for you! You can even start with a special Preferred Customer price that shaves over $125 off normal retail prices, so there is no reason not to join!

What is in the kit?

There are three kits in the Body by Vi™ program:
Body by Vi™ “Balance” Kit – Help your body get good nutritional balance, and begin your journey.

The Body by Vi™ “Balance” Kit is designed for somebody looking to take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle. Try it today to achieve nutritional balance and begin your transformation.

Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your body with perfect nutrition. 30 servings.
Chocolate Health Flavor Mix-In: Add creamy chocolate that has heart health benefits! 15 servings.
Access to our online “Health Membership”: Nutritional information, recipes, menu plans, progress trackers, exercise videos, and a community of people to support you along the way. 30-day membership.
Body by Vi™ “Shape” Kit – Help accelerate your results to achieve a trim, slim shape.

The Body by Vi™ “Shape” Kit takes the next step towards your ultimate weight loss goals, supporting you with proper nutrition as you cut those bad habits and unhealthy foods out of your diet.

Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your body with perfect nutrition. 60 servings.
Chocolate Health Flavor Mix-In: Add creamy chocolate that has heart health benefits! 15 servings.
Banana Health Flavor Mix-In: Add the benefits of energy from guarana to your shake! 15 servings.
Access to our online “Health Membership”: Nutritional information, recipes, menu plans, progress trackers, exercise videos, and a community of people to support you along the way. 30-day membership.
Body by Vi™ “Transform” Kit – Packed with the ultimate in shaping and nutritional ingredients to help you see and feel maximum results.

The Body by Vi™ “Transformation” Kit gives you the best value and the full power of the ViSalus product line to help you have truly transformational results! Benefit from products that boost your energy and metabolism, and enjoy the variety and health benefits to keep you going strong.

Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your body with perfect nutrition. 60 servings.
Vi-Slim™ Metab-Awake Tablets: Nutritional support to help you burn fat faster, without jitters or stimulants. 60 servings
Vi-Trim™ Clear Control drink mix: Keep hunger at bay and help prevent diet sabotage. 30 servings.
Shape-Up Health Flavor Mix-Ins™: Add to your shake for fun, variety, and health benefits!
Omega Vitals™: Help your joints, your skin, your hair, your heart and every cell in your body. 60 servings.
ViSalus NEURO™ Smart Energy: Get healthy energy, and stay focused without high caffeine or the jitters other energy drinks can provide. 30 total servings.
Access to our online “Health Membership”: Nutritional information, recipes, menu plans, progress trackers, exercise videos, and a community of people to support you along the way. 30-day membership.

Program Guide: Recipes and information, a journal to track your success, and other information to help you get started.
Does purchasing a kit provide more value?

Yes. Because we want everyone to experience the life enhancing transformation, the “Transform” Kit has the largest value by saving you over $125 off of normal retail prices from ordering the products individually. The “Shape” Kit saves you over $56 from normal retail, and the Shape kit saves over $32 from normal retail prices.
Is it expensive?

No. In fact, it can SAVE you money. The program provides 2 full meals, and all the nutrition you need to be healthy and help transform your body. The cost per day for the program is less than many people spend on ONE fast food lunch, or breakfast on the go. And it provides much more nutrition and health support, for maximum transformation.
Do I need to exercise?

The program is designed to help you lose weight, even if you don’t exercise. However, to really transform your body and get in great shape, we do recommend exercise. This is why we provide two types of exercise plans ? one for the person just getting started, and one for the person that wants a firmer physique. There are also instructional videos online for more information and education on how to exercise.
How do I maintain my weight?

It’s simple! Once you have reached your goal, transition to our “Core” Kit, stay vitalized, and save $105 off normal retail prices. The “Core” Kit provides Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix to help provide balanced nutrition to start your day. Starting your day with the shake for breakfast helps fuel the body, and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Vi-Shape™ Nutritional Shake Mix: Help shape your body with perfect nutrition. 30 servings.
Banana Health Flavor Mix-In: Add the benefits of energy from guarana to your shake! 15 servings.
Chocolate Health Flavor Mix-In: Add creamy chocolate that has heart health benefits! 15 servings.
ViSalus NEURO™ Smart Energy: Get healthy energy, and stay focused without high caffeine or the jitters other energy drinks can provide. 30 total servings.
Vi-pak Advanced Anti-Aging & Energy System: Cellular support, defense against free radicals, omega rich oils, glutathione, grape seed extract and more to help you live healthier and younger. 30 Day supply
Can I buy the products separately, and not in the kit?

For the best value, the kits provide savings from $32-$126 off normal retail prices. Should you wish to add more products, you can always do so.
Can I use only water for the shake?

The shake is great mixed in water for a low calorie, nutrition rich snack. For meals, we suggest that it be blended with non-fat milk, or soy milk for extra protein and nutrient support.
Who should take this product?

Anyone that desires to have a better shape, to lose weight, to get fit, or to build lean muscle!
What are the primary benefits of the Vi-Shape shake mix?

The BodybyVi shake mix provides complete nutrition – fast
Helps control appetite
Provides bone-healthy calcium
Provides heart healthy, low fat protein
Helps promote & maintain lean muscle mass
Supports protein digestion and nutrient absorption
Helps support healthy energy levels while cutting calories
Provides fiber benefits for health protection
Includes two unique fibers for health, and for hunger control
Supports a low glycemic lifestyle
Supports healthy metabolism

Each protein has been specially processed to remove fat, remove lactose, and remove carbohydrates. In addition, we have processed the soy to remove the isoflavones, so there is no estrogenic affect. The “shake mix that tastes like a cake mix” is hard to beat. Try your own taste test!
What are the primary benefits of the Vi-Slim metabolism boosting tablet?

It helps burn fat
Boosts your thermogenic system
Helps wake up a tired metabolism
Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Supports natural insulin function
Supports energy while dieting
Promotes lean muscle mass
Has antioxidant properties
Helps inhibit fat production
What are the primary benefits of the Vi-Trim appetite control drink mix?

Helps control hunger between meals
Helps alleviate the stresses of dieting
Supports healthy blood sugar levels
Boots metabolism and excretion of fat
What are the primary benefits of the Shape-Up Health Flavors?

Each packet is not just a flavor, they are concentrated nutrition! Chocolate Cardia Care (included in all 3 Body by Vi™ kits) has polyphenols, which are great antioxidants and support heart health. Each packet has about the equivalent of 6-8 bars of dark chocolate for only a few calories. Our Peach Complexion Care (included in the “Transform” Kit) has glucosamine, biotin, collagen and more to support healthy skin and healthy joints. Banana Energy Charge (included in the “Shape” and “Transform” kits) has guarana power to provide a burst of energy that lasts. Strawberry Phyto Power (not included in the kits) has the equivalent of 75 strawberries worth of phytonutrient protective power. Orange Everyday Defense (not included in the kits) has immune and detox supporting ingredients.
What are the primary benefits of the Vi-pak?

Studies show that almost 85% of us do not get enough omegas from our diet, and therefore don’t get the head to toe support we need. Combine that with the other nutritional deficiencies, stressful lives, pollution, and other stressors

Supports a healthy heart
Supports proper immune function
Supports cellular recovery
Supports cellular energy
Supports healthful sleep
Supports cognitive function and memory
Supports healthy organ function
Supports free radical defense
What are the primary benefits of ViSalus NEURO™?

Most energy drinks are high sugar, high caffeine, high taurine which can make you feel jittery, not alert. Our product is low caffeine, and combines unique nutritional ingredients to help you feel more awake, alert, and refreshed.

Supports energy levels
Supports stamina and endurance
Supports healthy cognitive function
Supports vein health and healthy oxygen transfer

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October 27th, 2011
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Body by VI 90 day challenge.

I like this stuff. We are looking forward to the impending UK launch soon.

October 11th, 2011
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I Love Indian Food

October 10th, 2011
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Abolish Columbus Day and Change it to Native American Day

Abolish Columbus Day and Change it to Native American Day

If you’d like to know the true story about Christopher Columbus, …please read on. But I warn you, it’s not for the faint of heart.

Here’s the basics. On the second Monday in October each year, we celebrate Columbus Day (this year, it’s on October 10th). We teach our school kids a cute little song that goes: “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” It’s an American tradition, as American as pizza pie. Or is it? Surprisingly, the true story of Christopher Columbus has very little in common with the myth we all learned in school.

Columbus Day, as we know it in the United States, was invented by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization. Back in the 1930s, they were looking for a Catholic hero as a role-model their kids could look up to. In 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress and President Franklin Roosevelt signed Columbus Day into law as a federal holiday to honor this courageous explorer. Or so we thought.

There are several problems with this. First of all, Columbus wasn’t the first European to discover America. As we all know, the Viking, Leif Ericson probably founded a Norse village on Newfoundland some 500 years earlier. So, hat’s off to Leif. But if you think about it, the whole concept of discovering America is, well, arrogant. After all, the Native Americans discovered North America about 14,000 years before Columbus was even born! Surprisingly, DNA evidence now suggests that courageous Polynesian adventurers sailed dugout canoes across the Pacific and settled in South America long before the Vikings.

Second, Columbus wasn’t a hero. When he set foot on that sandy beach in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492, Columbus discovered that the islands were inhabited by friendly, peaceful people called the Lucayans, Taínos and Arawaks. Writing in his diary, Columbus said they were a handsome, smart and kind people. He noted that the gentle Arawaks were remarkable for their hospitality. “They offered to share with anyone and when you ask for something, they never say no,” he said. The Arawaks had no weapons; their society had neither criminals, prisons nor prisoners. They were so kind-hearted that Columbus noted in his diary that on the day the Santa Maria was shipwrecked, the Arawaks labored for hours to save his crew and cargo. The native people were so honest that not one thing was missing.

Columbus was so impressed with the hard work of these gentle islanders, that he immediately seized their land for Spain and enslaved them to work in his brutal gold mines. Within only two years, 125,000 (half of the population) of the original natives on the island were dead.

If I were a Native American, I would mark October 12, 1492, as a black day on my calendar.

Shockingly, Columbus supervised the selling of native girls into sexual slavery. Young girls of the ages 9 to 10 were the most desired by his men. In 1500, Columbus casually wrote about it in his log. He said: “A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”

He forced these peaceful natives work in his gold mines until they died of exhaustion. If an “Indian” worker did not deliver his full quota of gold dust by Columbus’ deadline, soldiers would cut off the man’s hands and tie them around his neck to send a message. Slavery was so intolerable for these sweet, gentle island people that at one point, 100 of them committed mass suicide. Catholic law forbade the enslavement of Christians, but Columbus solved this problem. He simply refused to baptize the native people of Hispaniola.

On his second trip to the New World, Columbus brought cannons and attack dogs. If a native resisted slavery, he would cut off a nose or an ear. If slaves tried to escape, Columbus had them burned alive. Other times, he sent attack dogs to hunt them down, and the dogs would tear off the arms and legs of the screaming natives while they were still alive. If the Spaniards ran short of meat to feed the dogs, Arawak babies were killed for dog food.

Columbus’ acts of cruelty were so unspeakable and so legendary – even in his own day – that Governor Francisco De Bobadilla arrested Columbus and his two brothers, slapped them into chains, and shipped them off to Spain to answer for their crimes against the Arawaks. But the King and Queen of Spain, their treasury filling up with gold, pardoned Columbus and let him go free.

One of Columbus’ men, Bartolome De Las Casas, was so mortified by Columbus’ brutal atrocities against the native peoples, that he quit working for Columbus and became a Catholic priest. He described how the Spaniards under Columbus’ command cut off the legs of children who ran from them, to test the sharpness of their blades. According to De Las Casas, the men made bets as to who, with one sweep of his sword, could cut a person in half. He says that Columbus’ men poured people full of boiling soap. In a single day, De Las Casas was an eye witness as the Spanish soldiers dismembered, beheaded, or raped 3000 native people. “Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight as no age can parallel,” De Las Casas wrote. “My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature that now I tremble as I write.”

De Las Casas spent the rest of his life trying to protect the helpless native people. But after a while, there were no more natives to protect. Experts generally agree that before 1492, the population on the island of Hispaniola probably numbered above 3 million. Within 20 years of Spanish arrival, it was reduced to only 60,000. Within 50 years, not a single original native inhabitant could be found.

In 1516, Spanish historian Peter Martyr wrote: “… a ship without compass, chart, or guide, but only following the trail of dead Indians who had been thrown from the ships could find its way from the Bahamas to Hispaniola.”

Christopher Columbus derived most of his income from slavery, De Las Casas noted. In fact, Columbus was the first slave trader in the Americas. As the native slaves died off, they were replaced with black slaves. Columbus’ son became the first African slave trader in 1505.

Are you surprised you never learned about any of this in school? I am too. Why do we have this extraordinary gap in our American ethos? Columbus himself kept detailed diaries, as did some of his men including De Las Casas and Michele de Cuneo. (If you don’t believe me, just Google the words Columbus, sex slave, and gold mine.)

Columbus’ reign of terror is one of the darkest chapters in our history. The REAL question is: Why do we celebrate a holiday in honor of this man? (Take three deep breaths. If you’re like me, your stomach is heaving at this point. I’m sorry. Sometimes the truth hurts. That said, I’d like to turn in a more positive direction.)

Call me crazy, but I think holidays ought to honor people who are worthy of our admiration, true heroes who are positive role models for our children. If we’re looking for heroes we can truly admire, I’d like to offer a few candidates. Foremost among them are school kids.

Let me tell you about some school kids who are changing the world. I think they are worthy of a holiday. My friend Nan Peterson is the director of the Blake School, a K-12 school in Minnesota. She recently visited Kenya. Nan says there are 33 million people in Kenya… and 11 million of them are orphans! Can you imagine that? She went to Kibera, the slum outside Nairobi, and a boy walked up to her and handed her a baby. He said: My father died. My mother died… and I’m not feeling so good myself. Here, take my sister. If I die, they will throw her into the street to die.

There are so many orphans in Kenya, the baby girls are throwaways!

Nan visited an orphanage for girls. The girls were starving to death. They had one old cow that only gave one cup of milk a day. So each girl only got ONE TEASPOON of milk a day!

After this heartbreaking experience, Nan went home to her school in Minnesota and asked the kids… what can we do? The kids got the idea to make homemade paper and sell it to buy a cow. So they made a bunch of paper, and sold the paper, and when they were done they had enough money to buy… FOUR COWS! And enough food to feed all of the cows for ONE FULL YEAR! These are kids… from 6 years old to 18… saving the lives of kids halfway around the world. And I thought: If a 6-year-old could do that… what could I do?

At Casady School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, seemingly “average” school kids raised $20,000 to dig clean water wells for children in Ethiopia. These kids are heroes. Why don’t we celebrate “Kids Who Are Changing the Planet” Day?

Let me ask you a question: Would we celebrate Columbus Day if the story of Christopher Columbus were told from the point-of-view of his victims? No way!

The truth about Columbus is going to be a hard pill for some folks to swallow. Please, don’t think I’m picking on Catholics. All the Catholics I know are wonderful people. I don’t want to take away their holiday or their hero. But if we’re looking for a Catholic our kids can admire, the Catholic church has many, many amazing people we could name a holiday after. How about Mother Teresa day? Or St. Francis of Assisi day? Or Betty Williams day (another Catholic Nobel Peace Prize winner). These men and women are truly heroes of peace, not just for Catholics, but for all of us.

Let’s come clean. Let’s tell the truth about Christopher Columbus. Let’s boycott this outrageous holiday because it honors a mass murderer. If we skip the cute song about “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” I don’t think our first graders will miss it much, do you? True, Columbus’ brutal treatment of peaceful Native Americans was so horrific… maybe we should hide the truth about Columbus until our kids reach at least High School age. Let’s teach it to them about the same time we tell them about the Nazi death camps.See More
By: Native American- Turanian Brotherhood: FIRST NATIONS First

October 10th, 2011

How not to Quit…………..

Are you thinking of leaving your job for a new one? Daydreaming, perhaps, about walking out in a blaze of glory?

A few weeks ago I shared some loony exit letters. Of course, I noted that these noteworthy notices were better left to romantic comedies than employed in real life, since burning bridges is never a smart career move–particularly when unemployment still hovers at 9.1%. Finding a new gig and giving a respectful two weeks’ notice? Much more advisable.

But if you need some comic relief today (and maybe some more fodder for your ditch-your-job daydream), I’ve collected 3 new colorful (and risky) quitting stories, which thankfully turned out well for these employees in the end. But please, don’t try these at home:

1. Making a (Literal) Great Escape

“Years ago, when I was 17, I worked for a law firm in London as a junior receptionist but wanted badly to work the phones. One day [the phone operator] had to go home with a migraine and I stepped into her seat. It had all looked so easy when I was dropping the mail off, but within minutes, lights were flashing, little doors were opening and buzzing sounds were making themselves known — I was so scared.

“I pressed a few buttons and surely cut people off, [and eventually] I had enough. I wanted to go home but that would mean walking through the whole office. So I climbed out of the window. We were on the second floor but I kept going, scraped my knees and left my jacket up there to boot. When I got home to my mum’s house, I asked her to call and tell them I had quit — but of course, no one answered the phone!

“Now I run my own business — transatlantic dating site I Love Your Accent — and I make sure my office is on the first floor.” — Rochelle Peachey, Orlando, Fla.

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May 26th, 2011
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Americans didn’t love her Accent

So Cheryl Cole couldn’t woo the American viewers and had to go home! Poor Cheryl, so beautiful but oh that Geordie accent, its harsh and difficult for Brits to understand so the Yanks had no chance of warming to her.

What is the accent that makes you feel most comfortable, or what accents is so sexy it sends shivers down your spine?

Tell us the accent that grates on your last nerve and which one makes you wish that you could speak that way.

Do you just love a Texan drawl or a posh London Accent, maybe a Cockney tone does it for you. How about laid back Californian voices or Scouse like the Beatles?

Accents are what makes us all different and remember, if you really dislike your own accent, you can change it with a little work.

E-mail me please:

There’s a prize for the email we like the best.

Dont just say I Love Your accent, be a part of it.

April 12th, 2011
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Kissing Frogs?

As the Wedding of Kate and William approaches American women are signing up to transatlantic dating site in a bid to find their very own Prince. Rochelle Peachey London born founder of the successful and unique site is delighted of course but not surprised as she says she is well aware of the attraction to Brit men. “ American girls love the accent of course and the anticipation of meeting someone across the pond is quite exhilarating even though, in almost all cases he will not be a Prince”.

Women in America who have joined bemoan the fact that American men just don’t get it or all they want to do is watch sports and drink beer!

So they head for love across the Ocean and it seems somewhat successfully as in just over a year 7 weddings have taken place between Brits and Americans and they don’t waste any time either as 2 babies have been born with another on the way.

So if you are fed up with kissing frogs and would like to try your luck with a Brit could well be your best bet.

Don’t just say I Love Your Accent, be a part of it.

April 9th, 2011
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When I first found them together, I was powerless to do anything about it. He had one like her before, but he told me that she wasn’t big enough, so he wanted another one. She has been Bold, Curvier and currently she is inspiring him. She’s easy to touch, and he often reaches for her. I hate to admit it, but he just seems happier with her on long trips. Yes, they go on trips together. And you’ll think I’m stupid, but yes, sometimes I go in the car with them. She sits up on the dashboard in front of me. She speaks many languages too, what a show off! This little Miss know it all can do mathematics, translations, pin point the best happy hour and makes the cutest of sounds which makes my husband smile and sometimes laugh out loud.

I have a habit of getting lost quite frequently but SHE always knows where to go and has told me more than once exactly where to go, I don’t like her. He would rather listen to her than to me.

She has this fake British-computer voice, and it really gets on my nerves. Perhaps I’m a little jealous of how sexy and confident she sounds, surely not!

I asked him what he sees in her and explained it like this: “She’s unemotional. I like her. She doesn’t digress. She stays on target. She doesn’t bring up things that are unrelated. I can be left alone with my own thoughts in between, and when she does interrupt, it’s to communicate helpful facts. She gives me all the information I need and doesn’t talk about shoes with red soles or nails!

Sometimes she comes into the bedroom with him, and I find her under the pillow or beside him under the duvet.  In the morning when I bring in the tea he is holding her, it makes me so insecure

There are times when she vibrates in his pants and I spot him fingering it to find out who called. I admit, I get a little jealous of that finger action, what about me?

At dinner the other night when I was eager to tell him my news, he wouldn’t put her down, he held her as I was speaking as if she had a right to know too, then she interrupted while I was talking and my husband began a conversation with her that I was not privy to. Maybe I should be thankful he was with me, last week he left me at the bar while he went back home to get her, without her he could not function, it was painful to watch, so I let him go and get her. When he came back he was all smiles, holding her in his hands like a precious doll. My only consolation is knowing that he WILL get bored with her soon, but I also know there WILL be another as he cannot do without her.

I know I am not the only Woman whose husband is having a love affair with his phone, so when you see me out at our table for 3 send me a smile or a wave and let me know I am not alone.

April 4th, 2011

Is this really the way to meet your Prince? A tongue in cheek 4 step plan to become Royal.

1. Preparing. You want to have the behavior and mannerisms of a princess before you meet your Prince. Taking a How to Be a Princess class will prepare you for necessities such as the proper way to curtsy, wave to your subjects from a horse-drawn carriage, and even drink a spot of tea with your pinkie up. Sure, most of these classes are geared to the pre-school set but you’re never too old to learn.

2. Finding Him. There aren’t a lot of princes residing in the US so you should consider moving to where the largest percentage of princes reside: Europe And with the help of the Internet you can find him on transatlantic dating site, tell him Rochelle sent you.

3. Wowing Him. When you finally meet your Prince  William ,Charming or Bob  (Princes have all kinds of names these days) remember what you learned in your Princess class. Don’t let your behavior be common. Don’t dress trampy or come on too strong. He doesn’t need to know how many guys you’ve slept with or that you like  being a dominatrix. Princes like to seem down to earth, but stay away from any hint of sexual impropriety because they don’t want to take the chance of harming the family jewels and neither do you, wink wink.

4. Tying Him Down (Not Literally of Course) Be patient. One thing we’ve learned from watching Prince William and Kate’s courtship over several years? You’re in it for the long haul and loyalty is everything to royalty. Another tip? Don’t wear that Tiara  you got on sale at your local Claire’s to class, out to dinner, or even to bed. You don’t want to look too obvious. Save that for the wedding night. Actually you won’t need it because by then you’ll have a real crown.

Most people end up having to kiss a lot of frogs that don’t turn into princes. Kate Middleton got lucky, though perhaps it wasn’t just luck. Maybe she had her own How to Marry a Prince plan.

Ta Ta , more tea?

If you have yours , do let us know.

March 29th, 2011
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Nothing in life is free, or is it?

Nothing in life is free, or is it?

Transatlantic dating site ILOVEYOURACCENT.COM is offering free premium memberships to all men signing up by April 1, no joke!
Get 3 months full membership just for joining. Flirt, email, chat and enjoy all the benefits ILYA has to offer.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you’ve been thinking of joining us, now is the time. Don’t just say I Love Your accent, be a part of it.