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 😉

Instant Smokey Eye – Beauty Hack





If you know me well, then you know that before my husband and I got married I warned him that there were two things that I would forever splurge on without regret: jeans and beauty/skincare products. I bet he regrets that now (bwahahaha). But seriously, all kidding aside I wish I had thrown in a designer bag/shoe clause.

One of my favorite makeup artists Claudio Riaz, has this amazing set of “Instant Look” brushes. They are worth every penny. You will find naysayers online, but I’m betting that they didn’t have this splurging convo with their spouse beforehand. Regardless, I adore the “Instant Smoke Eye” brush, but I will agree that the price is a little steep at $95. Which can be purchased from Barney’s here. But, watch this quick (20ish second) demo: 

I digress, but I was looking for more cost-effective brushes to try to mimic this one, (which I am still going to purchase and try some of these others out) but I had an “ah-ha” moment when I was getting ready for bed. My favorite nighttime skin routine product is the Collagen Night Pak (deets below); which just so happens to include an application brush that is pretty similar to Instant Smoke Eye! Bingo-Bango-Bongo!Download-3

So I tried it out and, boom! Works just as well. I am not going to lie and tell you that I liked it more than the original, but the included SeneGence application brush is a higher quality than the other alternative options I was looking at, and as an added bonus, it comes with the best skincare product that has ever graced my vanity (yes I previously used La Mer, amongst others…and this is my favorite EVENING product, hands-down)! So for $85, you can get both this kickass product and a brush to provide an instant smokey eye. So allow me to bore you with my attempt at a tutorial. I had my daughter home with me for half the week, so I had some time on my hands…or eyes. I also might or might not be enjoying a cocktail as well speak.

I currently have 5 in stock and ready to ship ($85+ Shipping) shoot me an email here to claim yours! Also, I still have some of these adorable canvas makeup bags (your choice) as a free gift with purchase!

p.s. this might come as a complete shocker, but this is actually my favorite SeneGence product…over LipSense! #nojoke #thankmelater

LipSense Commission – Is This Real Life?!




So when I started with the company at the very tail-end of September 2015, I had absolutely zero intention of actually selling LipSense, I just wanted the product discounts (which are awesome, BTW) because paying retail was just not going to fly with my hubby. Well, after spending several months watching my direct uplines teams and businesses just EXPLODE with success, I realized that I truly had an amazing opportunity right there in front of me. I decided that I was going to start giving it my all, in my own way. I’m not a sales-y, pushy personality and I just assumed that was the only way of being successful. But it is not. I have slowly built my team, my personal downline is currently 25 awesome women spanning from 2 countries and 8 states! I just hit a new rank increase this week (whoop, whoop), and my personal sales from January were the highest they have been! I watched 2 of my friends just increase in rank, with a $2,000,000.00 team and almost $1,000,000.oo team (any day now for her) and it’s pretty incredible to watch and be a part of such a life-changing company. While I’m not at that level yet, I know that I will be. It’s been amazing seeing my growth once I started actually putting effort and work into it, so it’s only going up from here!

Not everyone is comfortable sharing what they typically make per commission check, but some are and not in a bragging way, in an inspiring, “this is attainable for all” way. In fact, someone from my team put together these images of how many months they have been selling LipSense and SeneGence and the amount of just their NOVEMBER commission checks (not sales, only commission and just from ONE month)! Prepare to be amazed! There are so many others, this is just an array of time/income. In full disclosure, my November was 14 months and $348 commission, but over $1,600 in sales!

Hopefully, I’ll come back to update this post in a year and be able to report a $40K per month check. I do like to refer to this as magic money, because what other industry/company advances you and compensates so well in such a short period of time?!

Want to find out more? Ask questions? Get involved in a ground floor (and groundbreaking) opportunity? I’d be happy to help in any way I can!

Are Cosmetics Recession-Proof?





Contrary to almost everything else in the current economic downturn, lipstick sells in tough times.

Source: Are Cosmetics Recession-Proof?

With the recent decline is the price of oil, energy industry dominated states are feeling the pangs of recession. Recent job losses are a scary reality to many of my fellow Okies. But perhaps there could be a silver lining for those who are looking for new business opportunities. Cosmetics have continued to be a recession-proof industry and there have been many studies over what economic experts are calling “The Lipstick Effect”. Mary Kay and Avon have dominated the direct sales market for decades, but there is still lots of growth to be anticipated with a (relatively) new company SeneGence. Perhaps you’re familiar with their top selling premiere product LipSense? If you are interested in finding out more about a new career path please read more about that opportunity here.