Where Have I Been?

Hello, Lovelies!

I realize that I have been radio silent for basically the past YEAR! And I apologize. Yes, I am still a LipSense/SeneGence Distributor, but I took a bit of a hiatus. So what have I been up to, you might be wondering? Well, as you know back in May of last year (2017) I had major shoulder surgery at the same time that I took the full-time (yet unpaid) position of Communication Vice President of the Junior League of Oklahoma City last June. It is probably one of the hardest positions on the Board (every single form of communication has to be reviewed and approved by the VP, which is daunting with 1200+ members) but it was such a wonderful and rewarding experience that I will be forever grateful for that opportunity. The Junior League is truly one of the best women’s organizations. It has taught me so much about being a leader in both the business world and the local OKC community. It’s International, so check out your local chapter to see how you can become involved!

Yes, I got sidetracked…back to my story! So come June 1, 2018, my term was over and I could finally focus on the launch of my newest endeavor (with my bestie and business partner) Couture Collective, which is an online women’s clothing store. We have actually been working on this business for the past year, but with both of us sitting on the Board of JLOC and each with two young kiddos at home, it just wasn’t feasible until this Fall to see it finally come to fruition. We officially launched September 12th!  You all have been amazing supporting me with LipSense, and I would love your additional support with this business as well! You absolutely do not have to make any purchases (although please feel free to do so because we have super cute stuff 🙂 ), but as we are primarily online (yes, we will be hosting pop-up shops, but let’s call it 90/10) you could support us tremendously by liking us on Facebook here, and following us on Instagram, here and spreading the word about Couture Collective. Also, my fellow lipstick loving ladies, we have some pretty darn cute accessories you will ADORE! I’ll post pics and links below.

I want to tell you a little bit more about CC, and then I will update you on the BRAND-SPANKING NEW SeneGence products!!!!! (I’m literally jumping up and down, that’s why the overload of exclamation points!) But I’ll do that in another post. I have to juggle some mom thangs, so it will likely be this afternoon—But stay tuned!

Cortney and I met while volunteering with the League (as I have previously mentioned) when we were placed together as Co-Community Coordinators. We had not met before, but we shared an instant connection! We also discovered that we make the perfect team, and just have the best time working together! It never feels like “work”. We also have a heart for our community and those less fortunate, so we wanted to create a business that would give back to those in need.

Between our love of fashion, desire to have fun and our focus on philanthropy – Couture Collective was born! Each month we will select a non-profit in Oklahoma and donate a percentage of all proceeds from that month exclusively to that charity/nonprofit. This month we have selected the Junior League of Oklahoma City, naturally; November will be Pet Angels Rescue of Oklahoma, and just in time to spread some Holiday Cheer to the homeless children of OKC, December’s nonprofit will be Positive Tomorrows.

If you have read this far, THANK YOU! We are beyond excited and proud of our new business and can’t wait to serve our customers (local and afar) as well as the community. So when you make a purchase from us, it should be guilt-free, because you are also making a difference in someone less fortunate’s life.

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As promised, here are some products that you Makeup Mafia/Lipstick Loving Ladies will surely enjoy 😉

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Morphe Brushes -Monthly Subscription Box!





MorpheMe June Collection

OMG – I can barely contain my excitement (insert the jazz hand, excited emoji)!! I literally just now discovered LiveGlam and more importantly, their monthly Morphe Brush Subscription! Which ships out in 11 hours – so once I get my first box, I’ll let y’all know what I think!

Here are some deets: For $19.99 a month, with free shipping for US residents, each month you’ll get anywhere from 3-7 new Morphe brushes. Never the same brush twice. You can skip months, or cancel at any time. I’m a hoarder and product junkie, so my manta is that you can never have too much of anything, but I do think that at some point Adam would strongly suggest that I hold off…so I will prob skip (with serious FOMO) several months.

Here is a sneak peak of the 3 brushes I’ll be getting and how this professional makeup artist uses them. I’m just sure I’ll become a pro a no time! Totally joking, because if you didn’t see my Facebook Live video on the EBC page, go check it out for a good laugh, #hotmessexpress!

Also worth mentioning, they have a monthly Lipstick (you know I won’t be trying this, because duh, #LipSense4Life) and Nail Polish boxes too (I just might)!

Enjoy! And drop a line to let me know if you decide to join too and what you think of it! As soon as I get mine, y’all will be the first to hear about it!

XO,

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Summer Skin Essentials




As I sit here in bed, a prisoner to shoulder surgery recovery, with time on my hand (yes, singular); I’ve decided that working on some blog entries is the most productive use of my free time! Bonus for you, I’m on painkillers so this could be pretty entertaining (thank the Lord for Grammarly and spellcheck).

Up first in my beauty repertoire is Summer Skin Essentials for Gorgeous Glowing Skin. Below, find out the product deets of my fave daily/weekly skincare products for glowing, hydrated skin. I have mentioned before that I am a beauty product junkie and skincare snob, so rest assured these are the BEST, tried and true products.

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Deep conditioning sheet masks to restore dry, dehydrated skin.KARUNA HYDRATING+ FACE MASK ($8-$28) single-use, deep conditioning sheet masks to restore dry, dehydrated skin. This comforting mask is made out of 100 percent natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing pores to fully absorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients for ultimate hydration. The refreshing, oil-free formula contains a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew, aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify. Research results: In a clinical test on 20 subjects, ages 18 to 60: – 40% increased hydration.

Mineral Peel faceO.R.G. SKINCARE MINERAL PEEL FACE  ($44) *if you were to purchase only ONE item from this post, this would be it* The first of its kind, O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face is a unique spray-on exfoliant that instantly removes dermal debris, dead skin, and pore impurities. Natural enzymes soften dead skin and stubborn makeup while natural extracts like milk thistle and licorice root brighten skin and diminish the appearance of dark spots, leaving skin radiant, clean, and healthy.

Brightening MaskBRIGHTENING MASK($75) A unique brightening mask that helps to hydrate, revitalize, nourish and condition complexions.  This sophisticated mask helps address the effects of glycation, such as mottled, yellowish and wrinkled skin, by combining our exclusive BMC Oligopeptide Anti-Aging Complex™ with stabilized vitamin C, glycolic and kojic acid to help brighten skin, refine its texture, improve its tone and elasticity and accelerate its natural cell turnover.  Results are a fresher, more invigorated complexion with a remarkable youthful glow.

Microderm Scrub for Face and BodyDAILY MICRO DERM SCRUB ($28) The daily micro derm scrub is a favorite stimulation product regardless of age or gender. This refreshing and invigorating sudsing citrus scrub will start your morning off great. Use the daily micro derm scrub in the shower on you face, neck, decollete, and arms for soft renewed skin. Botanically based, our daily micro derm scrub uses naturally renewable raw materials and never uses micro beads and is cruelty-free.

CLARISONIC MIA 2 WHITE SONIC SKIN CLEANSING SYSTEM ($169) 2 SPEED FACIAL SONIC CLEANSINGMia 2, enhanced with two speeds and the brand’s patented T-Timer which allows you to customize your skincare needs. Follow the T-Timer prompts while gently moving the brush head in small circular motions. CLARISONIC recommends spending 20 seconds on your forehead, 20 seconds on your nose and chin, 10 seconds on one cheek and 10 seconds on the other cheek. Its sonic technology gently yet deeply cleanses pores without abrasion or harsh chemicals, removing six times more makeup than manual cleansing so that products absorb better and your skin is more receptive to skincare ingredients. *I use my 3-1 Normal to Oily Daily Cleanser with the Radiance Brush head and my skin has never, ever looked better, no joke*  

CLARISONIC RADIANCE BRUSH HEAD ($27) Radiance Brush Head provides a gentle yCLARISONIC Radiance Brush Headet effective cleanse with extra-soft and plush bristles and rounded bristle tips.

 The following SeneGence products may be purchased directly from your’s truly. Holler at  me via email or send a direct message via Facebook and/or Instagram (Business or Personal). How bow dah contact options?! I told you I had some time…(Also look up that video if you want a laugh and have zero idea what I’m talking about.)

3-in-1 Normal to Oily Cleanser3-in-1 NORMAL TO OILY CLEANSER($30) This triple-action cleanser works to cleanse, tone and hydrate while helping to maintain skin’s moisture. Each formula is detergent- free and works to restore pH while effectively removing dirt, oil and bacteria. There are 4 skin types for treatment options: Dry, Normal to Dry, Normal to Oily, and Oily to Acne. Not sure which one you need? Here is a guide for you.

 

SeneGence Climate ControlCLIMATE CONTROL  ($30) Climate Control is hydration in the purest form. Made of the smallest molecular weight, this moisturizing spritz delivers pure SenePlex Complex, natural oils and beneficial ingredients for cellular repair to the skin at the deepest level. A unique delivery system separates the two key ingredients until shaken, combined and activated for use.  More on this gem here

IMG_2846COLOR CORRECTING TINTED MOISTURIZER ($45) Enjoy sheer coverage, color correction benefits and skin protection in one easy step. Swipe on this smooth cream with light to medium color coverage over moisturizer or under foundation, if more coverage is desired. It works to counteract redness and decrease sun and age spots.

MAKESENSE PEARLIZER (Original $50 – Advanced Anti-Aging $60) Original MakeSense Pearlizer adds a luminous and radiant glowing finish. Mix with your favorite MakeSense Foundation shade or lightly layer after makeup application with a brush. Advanced Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation Pearlizer enjoy the luminous finish of original Pearlizer with additional anti-aging moisturizers, minerals and vitamins.

Read more about these fab must haves for GORGE skin here and here and another here

Enjoy and please let me know if you have other fave products in your beauty arsenal that are your go-to, must-have products that I need to try!

XO,

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide





According to research released by Google , flowers are no longer the go-to gift for moms. Millennial moms are looking forward to a chance to rest, while moms ages 35 and up would love a meal with their family. Now, I know what my hubby is going to be getting me because I have dropped many subtle hints about needing a staycation sans my two rugrats sDownload-21o I can catch up on some R&R (Rest and RHOBH). I can’t promise that everyone will get the much needed rest they deserve, but I can promise some gifts that will help you fake it tell you make it! Up first on my must-have-list of gifts for mom is the MakeSense Pearlizer. This amazeballs product will help you create a gorgeous, dewey look making you appear radiant and well-rested (no one will ever be able to tell you got at best 4 hours of zzz’s). You can apply by itself, mix with a foundation of your choice or use it as a
highlighter for easy contouring. This “smart” makeup adapts to your skin’s pigmentation, and contains anti-aging protection from SenePlex Complex, which you can read more about it’s unique properties here. For $50 this is a great gift that any momma would love!

Up next for faking a well-rested look is Instantly Ageless by Jeunesse. This has been coin
ed “Botox in a Box” because in under 2 minutes you can see it instantly lift and removInstantly Agelesse puffy under-eye bags. It also smooths deep forehead wrinkles. Although, this is just a temporary effect (it lasts 4-8 hours after applying) it is still nothing short of amazing. It’s a little pricier at $75 (1 box of 50 sachets) but mom will definitely thank you for this tool to add to her beauty arsenal. Also, it’s a great gift for new moms who are basically operating on fumes. You can purchase here.

Of course a LipSense collection is always a great gift because who doesn’t love long-lastiParsian Duo.jpgng lip color? The collection is $55 and includes a lip color of your choice, a Glossy gloss and the Oops! Remover. If mom already has a gloss, then check out one of the gorgeous new Parisian shades Rose All Day & Violette (which is sold out but I have 3 for grabs, so email me if interested) for $25. If you still can’t narrow it down try one of the top 10 selling LipSense shades from 2015: 1) Sheer Berry; 2) Bombshell; 3) Praline Rose; 4) Blu Red;  5) Fire ‘N Ice;
6) Caramel Apple; 7) Pink Champagne; 8) Roseberry;  9) Fly Girl;  10)First Love

 

My newish favorite mascara is Moodstruck 3D Mascara from Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 4.32.05 PM
Younique. I don’t sell this, but I purchase mine from here. It’s like painting on false lashes, amazing! It’s not waterproof, but it is pretty long-lasting. For $29 it’s a great buy!

 

If you are in the OKC metro area and you haven’t been to Radian, I highly suggest booking mom (or yourself) a relaxing facial or even better a spa-day. Check out their website and list of services here. This is the most posh and state-of-the-art medical spa in Oklahoma. The staff is incredible and their building is absolutely gorgeous, totally Pin-worty decor.