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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Color Obsessed-Matching Your Lipstick to Your Outfit





This might not come as a surprise, but regardless of the fact that I am a total Type B personality, I’m also slightly OCD with having things even and matching. Some (much trendier people than myself) can pull off the contrasting color look, but I’m just not as cool. Also, I do think that matching your lipstick to elements of your outfit can add a powerful punch!

I have lots of updates and changes that I need to make on this site, as some info is outdated and there are many pages currently in progress, but eventually, the Looks to Love page will house various looks for outfit inspiration! But for now, here are a few of my fave new-ish purchases.

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BLU RED
Kenneth Jay Jane Triple Tier Earrings ($88) don’t be mad, but I actually got mine from Baublebar ($48), but they are sold out! Another pair that is similar (but is a pink and red ombre) here or another similar red option here.

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PARTY PINK
I’m not going to lie, Party Pink has been my kinda party-until now! I got these amazeball, pom-pom earrings in ‘Hot Pink’ from Baublebar ($32) apparently they’re sold out, but you can get on the waitlist! Or there is this other great pair, here.

More to come, my fellow lipstick loving, friends!

 

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P.S. How beautiful are those lip pics from fellow senesister (she’s on Insta as @perpetualpucker)?! and since I occasionally wear my advertising/marketing hat and have a slight obsession with matching Pantone colors, I added the matching Pantone shade (yes, I’m a dork) but I wanted to thank Candi, for sharing her pics with us!

Summer Special





I’m getting SO excited about Summer approaching, which is slightly funny given the fact that I am going to be recovering from shoulder surgery, but none-the-less I love the season! I’m all about lake and beach trips, lounging by the pool, cookouts, etc. It’s also my birthday and my hubby’s too, in July. But enough of my rambling…I was going to wait until Memorial Day weekend to break these bad boys out, but I got them in the mail Saturday and I just can’t wait!

While supplies last ( but don’t worry I ordered over 40) with every purchase of $50+, you will have the option of choosing one of these ADORABLE makeup pouches! My personal fave is a toss-up between “Wing It. Life Eyeliner. Everything.” and “Confidence Level: Selfie With No Filter”.

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Also, I threw together some deals and packages to make gift giving a cinch (if you do want to get me a b-day present)! Kidding, but seriously Mother’s Day is approaching, as is wedding season, etc. and not to mention that all of these products are in such a high demand they are temporarily out-of-stock (literally every. single. one.) So get it gurl! Also, items can be mixed and matched…I’m just throwing out some ideas but all products can be purchased individually. I will update this post later this afternoon to include all of my current in-stock LipSense color options, but in the meantime feel free to reach out and drop me a line to inquire about available LipSense and ShadowSense colors, or to purchase email me here.

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LipSense Giveaway: 3 Uses for LipSense




Because I have awesome blog followers who aren’t following me on Facebook  or Instagram I wanted to share my fun LipSense Giveaway! And my newest discovery with the Espresso LipSense from the limited-edition Tuscany collection.

Well today I ran out of contacts and was forced to wear my glasses, so I needed something to really make my brows stand out and I am running low on my go-to ShadowSense in Bronze Shimmer, so I decided to give the Espresso LipSense a shot. And I LOVE it! Used it as my eyeliner, too and the 1st layer on my lips! Topped with a mystery color. If you can guess correctly what I used for the next 2 layers, you win a free color (your choice of the 2)! If there is a tie I’ll draw! Although, I don’t know if I’ll want to part with my Espresso, since I’m loving it for my eyes! ShadowSense is one of our more versatile products, but it’s pretty awesome that I can use my lip color that lasts up to 18+ hours on my eyes too.

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Here are two color charts to help you out! I think you’ll be surprised which color is used to create this combination. Post your guesses in the comments below! I’ll choose a winner here, and on my social pages.

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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!

Best Colors & Makeup for Your Season





As a studio art minor (PR & Marketing major) and painter in my spare time, which is pretty non-existent with two toddlers, I’m all about color theory and finding what colors compliment your season and tone. Once you determine which of the four seasons you associate with, you can fill your closet and makeup drawer with products that make your features pop.

In order to determine your season, you first need to identify if you’re warm or cool. You can read a little more about that process in this previous blog entry, here. But the easiest way to quickly determine is to hold a piece of gold and silver jewelry to your face and you will instantly see whether warm (gold) or cool (silver) looks best. When you wear the correct tone, your best features pop.

Now, the fun part is to determine what season you are. Warms are either Springs or Autumns, and cools are either Summers or Winters. To determine which season, you simply must decide if your natural hair color is light or deep. Pretty foolproof; for instance, if your hair is blonde, light brown or strawberry blonde/light red you are a light. If your hair is brunette, dark red or black you are deep. I think that it is fate that I am an Autumn since that is my very favorite season, ever.

  • Cool and Deep – Winter
  • Cool and Light – Summer
  • Warm and Deep – Autumn
  • Warm and Light – Spring

The main dimension to get right with your make-up is the undertone; whether you need warm or cool colors because if you are wearing the wrong undertone you may look tired, unwell and less than your beautiful self. This is because you’re putting colors on your face that don’t resonate with, or complement your natural coloring; they fight against your coloring.

Below are some guides for each season and the corresponding shades of LipSense, ShadowSense and BlushSense that will look the best with your coloring to really accentuate your natural beauty!

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SPECIAL OFFER: Take 10% off any of the products listed from your season, when you place your order directly from me, here. Or send an email to everlastingbeautyco@gmail.com with subject “Season”. This offer lasts until December 31st! 

12 Essential Beauty Products for Traveling




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Whoop, whoop! SeneGence recently had 3 out of the “12 Essential Beauty Products Every Woman Needs While Traveling” featured in the Huffington Post. You can read the full article here.

EyeLuminatorFirst up on the roster is our EyeLuminator, which provides your tired eyes with an instant revitalized look. This gem of a product retails at $55 and will last MONTHS. The EyeLuminator is an anti-aging and highlighting creme features a rich blend of SenePlex Complex, natural jojoba, avocado and sweet almond oils and vitamins A & E for protection to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and nourish the sensitive area around the eyes. According to the articles’ author, Miranda Allfrey, “I recommend it because it works like a charm on my droopy eyes. It is a staple in my purse for a quick revitalization. Secretly, you could get away with a swipe of the Luminator under each eye, mascara, and a great moisturizer if your makeup bag was inaccessible”. Side Note: I personally adore this product because it is versatile! Not only does it serve as my eye cream, I also use this to highlight my brows and create my own brow-kit (paired with our BrowSense) and as an eyeshadow base to create a soft and beautiful, yet moisturizing glisten for alluring eyes. 

Climate ControlThe next featured product is the Climate Control. This is truly a miracle in a bottle, as it can serve many purposes of accelerated healing and cellular repair. 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. I recently due to a curling iron catastrophe, suffered borderline 3rd degree burns, and I attribute my quick healing to Climate Control. (And yes, I will post before and after pictures in another entry.) Climate Control also works wonders on my daughter’s eczema, and many swear by it for providing soothing relief to sunburns. Allfrey states that ” I use it after every flight. It nourishes my face and makes me feel alive and ready to greet whoever is waiting at my destination”. This retails for $60 and it too lasts months and is worth every penny!

Of course an absolute essential for traveling is obviously LipSense, as the color will remain intact and on-point well after you have reached your destination. Of course I could go on and on about how wonderful this product is, but I’ll let you hear it from an unbiased third partyLipSense-Starter Kit, “I’ve tried various types and colors, and I’ve found a favorite that does not kiss off or come off mid-flight. An all natural product that lasts all day and night for that matter is the perfect pairing for a conference, long flight, or all-day tour. Whatever the occasion, you’ll find a color to match. My favorite three? Bombshell, Plumeria, and Sand Gloss. I use a makeup concierge who picked my lip colors for a recent photo. She matches my skin tone and highlighted hair color I am sporting in that moment to send me the perfect color”. Side Note: I LOVE color matching, so if you’re looking for a color suggestion, I would love to help you out. Shoot me an email with your pic, or a hand swipe of your fave shade and I will find the perfect color (or colors) to compliment you or replace that fave shade with a long-lasting one. If you are new to LipSense, you will want to purchase a LipSense Collection, which retails for $55 and includes a color of your choice, the Glossy gloss and an Oops!Remover. If you already have the gloss, you can keep on adding to your collection! There are many glosses that you can experiment with as well to change up your look. I promise if you try this you will become hooked. If not, then have I mentioned that there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee? Well there is! So it’s a win-win for you my friends!

And I’m sure I have shared this video with before, but the proof is in the pudding (that’s a saying, right?) here is why I’m obsessed with this amazeballs product!