Are the Karity Palettes as Great as they are Advertised to be?

Alright guys, time for an honest review. A while back I did swatches of my new Karity palettes (frost and matte) and was so excited about trying them out. There was a lot of hype about the brand, and I kept seeing ads about them all over Facebook. I finally bit the bullet and got some, really wanting to love them. I was holding off doing a post about it until I gave them a fair shot. The time has come 

1) These shadows have a lot of fallout, even when you tap the excess off the brush. I almost always have to go back in with a little foundation under the eyes to cover up the shadow fallout.

2) If you’re like me and like vibrant colours, you probably wet your brush to get the maximum colour output. Well, I do that with my primer spray. It truly does give great colour output doing it that way, but it makes the shadows really difficult to blend. I think that might also contributed to the creasing that I tend to experience throughout the day.

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3) They do not have good staying power. This is evident in my before and after picture. It looks really nice when you first apply, but I noticed halfway through the day at work that the shadows had started to fade and crease. I use an awesome setting spray and I never have this issue with my limelight shadows, so I know it’s not my finishing spray that is the problem lol. You can see how the rest of my makeup still looks normal (minus lipstick because I took that off and switched to lip balm when I got home) whereas the eyeshadow is worn off, creased, and looks terrible.

 

As much as I wanted to love these palettes because they have an awesome range of colours, I just can’t. The variety is there, but the quality is definitely lacking a bit. Some of the colours stay better than others, like the corals seemed to work better than these blues. Either way, I simply cannot recommend something that I myself have been having difficulty with.

For these reasons, I do not recommend these palettes.

xoxo

Jess

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5 Minute Makeup

32699928_1699928060060271_7128104784468377600_nThis photo shows me with the bare minimum of makeup on. Those who know me, know I love to do full glam and have cool eye shadow looks and vibrant lip colours. That doesn’t mean I can’t do more natural! This is me with just foundation, a nude lipstick, brow liner, mascara, and a light amount of brown shadow used as a liner.

Honestly my favourite thing about LimeLife is the confidence that it brings to my life, and the lives of those I am able to touch with this social selling business model.

The high pigmentation enables me to do lighter coverage with my foundation AND stop coating my face with concealer.
My skin has improved leaps and bounds, making me far more comfortable going LIVE for everyone to see without makeup.
 I no longer feel the need to go full glam to feel beautiful, and feel totally comfortable with the basics like what you see here.

Best of all, the feedback that I get from other people who have purchased our products and fallen in love like I have fills me up with so much joy 🙌

We are all beautiful, and we ALL deserve to feel that way ❤️

You can catch me LIVE on Facebook showing my “5 Minute Makeup” routine. The video exceeds 5 minutes because I talk a lot, but it only takes 5 minutes when replicated offline.

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xoxo

Jess

What we ALL Need to Hear

I shared this on my personal Facebook page, and it resonated with so many people. I had a lot of positive reactions, shares, and comments to show the impact this message was having on those closest to me. I felt this was a message that needed to reach a wider audience, so here it is.

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This is amazing ❤️ we are SO hard on ourselves, and sometimes the thoughts that we have about ourselves can be more hurtful than anything anyone else says to us. It is that inner dialogue that we have with ourselves every time we look in the mirror.

When we go clothes shopping.

When we try every outfit we own before leaving the house. 

When we do our makeup.

When we are hesitant to do or say anything in fear of being judged. 

When we skip out on experiences because we lack confidence.

When we don’t believe in ourselves.

When we think we aren’t good enough.

I could go on and on and on…

What if you challenged this by catching yourself during negative self talk, and flipping it on its head? Imagine how much happier you could be. Mindset is everything, and it’s up to you to change it.

If you are constantly putting out negative energy into the universe, that is what you will get back. When we want to change our life, we have a tendency to focus on the negative. We focus on the things we want to change. The universe doesn’t understand that, and all it understands is you are thinking about your current situation and what you hate, so you get more and more of that. If you instead start focusing on where you WANT to be, that is when the universe will kick in gear and start working to make that happen for you. Manifestation works, you just have to know how to do it correctly!

Print this picture out and put it somewhere you will see it daily. Read it daily. Make it your mission to keep trying to catch yourself during times of self doubt, and forcing yourself to say the opposite even when you don’t necessarily believe it. Write out the positives. Keep a journal and every day I want you to scribble down some things that you aspire to be, only start each line with “I am”.

Do this consistently, and watch your life transform.

xoxo

Jess

Died and went to Lip Gloss Heaven

This month a truly amazing thing happened…. the LimeLife by Alcone lip glosses were successfully launched into Canada!! We have been waiting “patiently” since March 5th for these puppies to come to Canada so that we can get our grubby paws on them.

It finally happened. It is glorious.

Naturally, I felt compelled to do a little photo shoot to capture the beauty of these magical little lip glosses. It doesn’t do them justice at all, but you’ll get the idea.

“So Jessica, apart from how pretty they are, why should I buy these glosses?”

I’m so glad you asked!

  • These glosses smell like DESSERT!! I seriously just want to lick the wand when I am applying these glosses.
  • They go on super easily.
  • They are not at all sticky.
  • Last but not least, my favourite thing about these glosses is the high pigmentation.

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If you’ve tried our eyeshadows or our foundation, you will be familiar with the heavy pigment in our products. If this line is new to you, chances are you will be blown away by the pigment in these glosses – especially the darker shades. For example, check me out in this photograph. I am honestly BLOWN AWAY.

This is me sporting our signature lip gloss in “Joy”. It looks like I must have something underneath it, right? Well, I swear to you that I do not have a single thing on under that gloss. No lipstick, no liquid lipstick, no lip stain, no lip liner, zilch, nada, NOTHING. This is a testament to how pigmented these glosses truly are.

Catch the recording of me going LIVE on Facebook to swatch the four gloss shades that I got for free with my party rewards. Shades being swatched are Joy, Love, Peace, and Hope.

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xoxo

Jess

Do you Weigh Yourself Daily?

32751453_1699322973454113_3582582794557063168_nHere is some perspective for those trying to lose weight: last Saturday I weighed myself, and I weighed myself again on Monday after a weekend of pigging out on junk.

I was up five pounds 

I weighed myself on Wednesday and I was down 4.5 lbs.

I definitely did not lose 4.5lbs in two days lol 

If I had weighed myself again after lunch, I’d probably have been up again. Our body fluctuates throughout the day for so many different reasons (sodium intake, water, food, etc) and our weight will reflect that too. The best time to weigh is first thing in the morning before you’ve had food, and after you’ve emptied your bladder.

If you’re the person stepping on the scale obsessively multiple times a day or even just once every day, please do yourself a favour and put the scale out of sight so you won’t be as tempted. Weigh once a week instead to avoid getting frustrated and allowing that to derail you.

Don’t let the number on the scale control you or dictate your worth.

xoxo

Jess

LimeLife is Different

32900255_1702317756487968_7242456854205300736_nThe LL culture is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, and it just makes me really happy. This feels like home to me, and I needed to express some of the reasons why.

The woman that pretty much started with the company in its infancy and is now at the VERY top of the comp plan went live last night. One of the things that she shared was that she actually got into LimeLife for the community, not the money. She shared that she suffered from postpartum depression twice back to back with her kids, and she had isolated herself and become a very lonely person. She was very emotional when sharing all of this because now here she is, surrounded by thousands of other women with the same values. The relationships that you make and the community that this is truly is nothing short of amazing, and I am so thankful for that!

She was also giving updates after the executive retreat in Napa, and she started crying again while talking about the experience. Sure, it was a celebration of their success; but it was so much more than that. It was about the rest of us, and what they can do to make this company and this message go further and be better. They are starting chapters in every state to meet up once a month or once a quarter to go out and do good deeds. Not to try to earn more sales, recruit, etcetera; but because doing good and making others feel good is what this brand is about.

If that is what you’re all about too, why aren’t you doing this with me?

Let’s do this together <3

#LivingtheLimeLife

xoxo

Jess

12 Reasons to Buy Professional Grade Foundation

Who is ready to give this a try??

 

 

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Please take this quiz to get an idea of what you perceive your skin tone to be, and then reach out to me to be professionally colour matched  

Already know your shade? Shop Here!

xoxo

Jess

 

Newfound Must-Have for Self-Tanning Regulars!

Do you get spray tans or use self tanning products?

I had an experience this weekend, and I felt like I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t share.

So I am super pale, and I’m normally okay with it. Once in a while though if I’m going out, I do like to have some color. The problem is, I’ve never been able to get a really nice, even look with self tanners before. I was going out for St Patrick’s day this weekend, so I wanted to try again.

29342243_1641735865879491_7188632036289019904_nI took the LimeLight bamboo renew product in the bath and used it all over my body – except face and neck. It helped to exfoliate my skin and made it feel super smooth and soft. Then I went in with my Fake Bake self tanner, and for the first time, it went on super evenly! Often I used to get spotting because of dry skin areas and it would look horrible, and this time it looked super good.

If you’re into self tanner, or even spray tans, this is definitely a must have!

xoxo

Jess

Who likes FREE SHIPPING?!

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Are you one of those people that gets an item or two in the cart when online shopping, and then you see the shipping charge and abandon the items?

If so, I have some awesome news for you if you live in Canada (except Quebec)!

LimeLight is offering FREE SHIPPING until the end of March!

This means that you get to save that 9.95 shipping charge on literally anything, regardless of the price! If you have just had your eye on a liquid liner or mascara, but were holding out because you didn’t want to pay shipping on such a small order, now is your chance. There is a money back guarantee on our products as well, so this is truly a risk free chance for you to try out the products that interest you.

That being said, our return rate is UNDER 1% – so I am not worried ;)

Shop Here, or send me a message and I can make some recommendations based on your needs and your personal preferences.

xoxo

Jess

 

St. Patrick’s Day Makeup

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Anyone that knows me, knows that I like to go all out for holidays. I tend to show up for work dressed for the occasion, and St. Patty’s Day was no exception! I got some laughs and some funny looks, but it was all in good fun.

All products used for this look – with the exception of the green shadows – were LimeLight by Alcone products. As for the green shimmery shadows, those were Mica Bella shadows. I used three different shades to create the eye look, and just one shade of the shadow to create that shimmery green lip color. The lips turned out like a metallic liquid lipstick, and I love how it ended up filling out the look!

How to recreate the look:

I always start by moisturizing and priming my face. I use Must Dew to moisturize, and First Base Primer to prep my face for makeup. Then I go in and apply my foundation, and concealer to highlight. I do my brows next, and clean up around the brows with concealer. Once that step is done, I’m ready to go in with my bronzer, blush, and translucent powder.

Once the face is good to go, I then move to the eyes. I applied all of my shadows with a little spritz of primer on my brushes to maximize the color impact. I used a lighter shade of green to apply it all over my lid and in the center of the lower lash line. Once most of the color was on the lid, I gently blended it upward a bit. Then you take the slightly darker green and apply that with a new brush to the outer corner of the eye, and blend inward about halfway across the lid.

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Again once most of the product is where you want it, blend upward slightly and in and around the crease. Next you take a really dark green using a fine crease brush and apply it basically in an outward V where your winged liner goes. Blend that inward a bit, and up and around the crease. You take that shade along the bottom lash line until it meets the other shade you applied earlier, and blend. Lastly, you can take a yellow to the inner corner of the eye and the beginning of the lower lash line. This last step is optional, but I liked the way it turned out. After you’re done all of these steps, you want to go back in and just make sure everything is well blended.

Once you are satisfied with the shadow look, it’s time for the stars of the show. You first go in with your liquid liner to line the lash line, and then do your wing. Next up is mascara, and I usually do two coats for more drama. If you feel the light green got overpowered on the lid, you can go back in on the inner corner of the lid with that light green shade.

PRO TIP: If you made a mistake with the liner, you can go in with your concealer to fix your line. You will want to use a good concealer brush for this so that you can be precise.

PRO TIP: If you accidentally got mascara on the shadow, leave it there for a minute and let it dry. Then take a brow brush or spoolie and gently brush over the spot of mascara. It will pull off the mascara without wrecking your makeup!

This metallic lip color was actually super simple to create. I basically just applied my nude lipstick to prime my lips and give the loose shadow something to cling to. Then I just went in with my middle green shadow color and applied it with a damp brush on top of the lipstick. I applied my finishing spray to finish out the look, and it did have pretty decent staying power. I had to reapply the shadow a bit in the afternoon after eating an apple, but that is to be expected when you have shadows on your lips and you eat something like that.

I just love the way this look turned out! If you decide to recreate it, come back and share your results! I’d love to see other approaches.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

xoxo

Jess