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I have lots of updates and changes that I need to make on this site, as some info is outdated and there are many pages currently in progress, but eventually, the Looks to Love page will house various looks for outfit inspiration!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!
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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

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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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!

 

ShadowSense The Ultimate Long-Lasting Eyeshadow





Summer is right around the corner ( whoop, whoop!) and that means lots of pool/lake/beach time. If you’re like me, I prefer to wear makeup as opposed to an au naturel state and I’m so thrilled that these ShadowSense long-lasting eyeshadows came into my life and beauty arsenal. They (just like LipSense) are waterproof, rub-proof, smudge and budge-proof! They are $22 each and very versatile. I’m using the color Onyx in this demo, which I use as my eyeliner because before it dries (which when it does, it is  ON there) it is so easy to blend and create a gorgeous natural look or a dramatic look, just depending on what look you’re trying to achieve. Lots of women use these gorge shades to highlight their brows, fill in their eyebrows and some will even layer them with their LipSense shades to create a truly unique color option. They can also be used as a blush too! I just love me some multi-use products and this is definitely something you will want to add to your daily makeup routine. You can purchase directly here.

Below are product fliers, and at the very end of this post are images (thanks to my fellow SeneSisters) of some of the beautiful shades on real life people.

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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.