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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Follow me on Facebook to see my daily videos LIVE!

xoxo

Jess

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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??

 

 

🖤Professional grade makeup by RCMA that the PRO MUA’s are using!
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🖤 Mineral Oil Free, Lanolin Oil Free, Fragrance Free
🖤 Contains only vegetable oils, pure waxes, and FDA approved colours
🖤50% pigmentation to waxes and oils, giving you more coverage with less product 🙌
🖤Covers evenly without being ‘cakey’
🖤Buildable without demarcation
🖤 Formulated to work with all skin types & ages – because it was made for the pro MUAs to use in their practice
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🖤FREE SHIPPING (ends today)

🖤You can try it risk free. If you don’t love it, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days! That is how confident we are that you will love this stuff. It is our guarantee.

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

 

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

 

 

 

The Difference Between “Luxury Cosmetics” and Professional Cosmetics

I would like to start out by saying I honestly did love my old makeup. I had no idea that there was a problem until this week when I decided to slap a before and after together, and holy smokes… Mind. Blowing. This totally validates my decision to join the LimeLight family.

29216979_2050637638483775_3594829760657620992_n.jpgPicture 1: This is from about a month or so before I started using Limelight products. Note that my foundation was definitely too dark or had oxidized (I used the lightest shade available in the line), and note how big my pores look.  Go on, zoom in a little and you’ll really see it.

I used a primer always, yet still hated the end result in photos because I could see all the little bumps. I had stopped taking selfies as much since last August because I thought it was because of my new phone, which is a much smaller screen and therefore had a smaller camera. I didn’t notice anything I didn’t like in the mirror, so when I was seeing it in my phone, I assumed it HAD to be the phone…

Picture 2: This is WITHOUT a primer – just LimeLight foundation and a small amount of concealer in a few spots to highlight. I finally have a shade light enough for my skin, and my skin looks FLAWLESS – no more visible pore bumps. Putting these photos side by side blew my mind because it was only in that moment that I realized the problem hadn’t been my camera all along – the problem was my foundation.

ZERO editing done to both images (except for putting the pictures together and the text additions of course).

You guys…

THIS is the difference that professional products makes.

THIS is why I decided to join this company.

And this is why I can’t wait for you to be introduced to these amazing products.

If you haven’t already, please RSVP to my launch event! I, along with two other power-houses, will be going LIVE to demonstrate the application of these products. Andrea will be walking you through the importance of a great skincare routine, Nikki will be walking you through everything to do with your complexion, and I will be walking you through beautiful eye makeup for both day and night! 

I hope to see you there :)

xoxo

Jess

Month-long health & fitness hiatus – The good, the bad, and the ugly.

So you may have noticed that I wasn’t really posting a whole lot over the past month… and yes, there is a reason. I totally went off the deep end with my nutrition and my exercise. I am HUMAN. It happens. It began with my Younique convention because I didn’t have much of a choice but to eat pretty horrible 90% of the time because I didn’t have time to go get healthy food elsewhere, so I lived off of whatever I could get at the cafe or the fast food places in the hotel. Lack of time and total exhaustion also led to a lack of exercise, mind you we did get a lot of walking in while we were there! That was a HUGE convention center lol. I got lost more than once!

The Bad

Now you’re probably thinking… “Well, Jessica.. your convention trip only lasted 5 days. What happened to the rest of your month?” And I would love to be able to give you some legitimate reason as to why I couldn’t eat properly or exercise. However, the fact of the matter is, I got lazy, and I felt the brain fog and yuckiness from eating so much junk and lack of exercise. I wanted to sleep all the time. I had zero motivation to do anything. I pretty much just went to work, came home and got in my pajamas, and binge-watched Netflix day in and day out. I felt awful ALL OF THE TIME, but I had no energy or motivation to do anything about it. I kept ignoring all of the warning signs like my shorts not fitting as nicely, my pants being a little tighter, my muscle slowly disappearing under a layer of fat. Before I knew it, I had gained a little over 10 pounds.

Let’s fast forward to this morning, which was my first day back on the horse for fitness and nutrition. I had already planned my meals yesterday so that I would be fully committed and I wouldn’t be able to use some lame excuse that I had to eat something quick and easy because I wasn’t prepared. The only problem was.. I was too tired to get up at 4:45 am to do my workout before work. Instead, I slept in until 10 after 7 and then ran around like a chicken with its head cut off until 8am when I had to leave for work.

The Ugly

What would you do in that situation? Would you do your workout after work, or would you just say “Oh well, I’ll start tomorrow?” Well I developped a major headache and brain fog during the last 2 hours of my shift, and I arrived home at 530pm having had my pre-workout drink feeling awful and dreading my workout. I sucked it up, got my outfit on, and went down to do my workout. I made it through the warmup, barely made it through the first exercise, and I had to stop. I was a total mess. My body was shaking, I had no strength, and I felt like I was going to faint. Why? Because I had been eating so much junk and so many carbs as of late that my body was shocked by the sudden change in my diet, and it was telling me that it needed carbs. I ran upstairs and had a Quest bar, and went back down to finish my workout. It would have been FAR too easy for me to skip my workout because I wasn’t feeling well, but I went back down, and I crushed my workout. I felt much better after my snack, and I had the strength to power through the rest of the workout.

The Good

Now that I’ve completed my workout, I feel so much better. I can sense the brain fog having been lifted a bit, and I know from previous experience that that will only lift further as I progress with my journey. Honestly I don’t ever want to go back. I hate the feeling of being exhausted all the time, mentally drained, no energy, no motivation, less confidence, and tighter clothes. I am ready to get focused, and I am ready to get EXTREME with ChaLEAN Extreme. I can’t wait to watch my body change back into the size I was last summer before I slid backward.

Moral of this story: Even the best fall down sometimes. I am by no means saying that I am the best, because I have a long way to go myself. However, I know a lot of people look up to me for having lost 60 pounds, and I know for certain that a lot of people out there look up to models, and even fitness enthusiasts or trainers. We are ALL human though, and we are all susceptible to falling off course. It is SUPER easy to fall off track, but is is 10x harder to get back on track.

Don’t get down on yourself for making a mistake, or sliding backwards a bit. Instead, focus on the now, and focus on the future. Do what you can each and every day to ensure that you are moving closer to your goal tomorrow. And most importantly…

NEVER GIVE UP

If you are ready to join me on a health and fitness journey of your own, please feel free to contact me at any time with questions. You are also more than welcome to join my free Health and Fitness group on Facebook!

Halloween with Little Sis

Did you know that you can use Mineral Pigments to paint your face and/or the faces of your children for Halloween? I saw that other people had been having success with it, so I decided to put this to the test on my little sister Halloween 2014. Kay wanted to be a zombie bride for Halloween, so I started researching images on Pinterest for ideas on color schemes.

I used light beige shades all around her face with a wet brush to create that shimmery off-white zombie look. I used purples and pinks around the eyes to create that sunken in and un-dead look. Then I used browns and purples in the contour areas of her face to create sunken in bone lines. The final touch was a bit of black and red on the lips, with some red dripping down her chin to create that bloody mouth look!

This was my first attempt, and I was super happy with the results. Kay absolutely LOVED her makeup, and she was super excited each time she was complimented by treat-givers!

Kay has very sensitive skin, so she is unable to wear a lot of that typical face paint for Halloween without having it irritate her skin. When she does wear the regular stuff, it takes forever to get off and requires a lot of scrubbing. With the natural based pigments, Kay did not have ANY reaction to the makeup whatsoever. In addition, when it came time to remove it at the end of the night, all it took was a wet facecloth and some soap and water!

This stuff is amazing, and it is way healthier for your children to have on their skin for hours.