Living the LimeLife – The Right Way to do Network Marketing

39245813_1831719516881124_6505004063174688768_nI’d like to address some common themes that come up in conversations when people ask me about the LimeLife business. My hope is to clarify and bring understanding where it is new to Canada. There seem to be a lot of misconceptions and unknowns, which I would like to dispel.

First of all, you need to know that LimeLife is unlike any other direct sales company. I’ve had experience with many, and I’ve seen this firsthand. We do NOT allow “kit-napping”, we do NOT offer routine sales or discounted bundles, and we do NOT frequently roll out limited edition items (only for holiday collections). We don’t offer sales constantly in hopes you’ll buy because of the sale this month and fall in love, just like we don’t want you buying it thinking it’s not setting you back much if you don’t like it. We are so confident you’ll love it because it is the best of the best in this industry EVERY month. We want you buying our products because you see their value, you see the affordable pricing for that value, and when you try it you’ll be wondering why you waited so long to get it. That said, we do have a 30 day return and exchange policy… it’s just not used much…

You may not realize it, but offering sales constantly does you a disservice. You either wait for a sale and run out of products you need, or maybe you see a sale and break the bank trying to stock up. We prefer to keep our prices as low as possible every day despite the top notch quality that they bring to make it more affordable for everyone. We do this while keeping prices comparable to other retail brands in our industry, but with superior quality in many cases.

This isn’t a new direct sales business trying to build a brand. This is a professional cosmetics and skincare company that has existed for decades in the professional beauty industry, that is only now being brought to the general consumer through the direct sales model. The proof is in the pudding guys, just look at the beautiful women that have allowed me to give them makeovers to display the power of these products.

In addition, we do NOT allow anything that can negatively impact the LimeLife (and by extension, Alcone) brand. This includes no cold messaging to prospect, no adding people to Facebook groups without their consent, no harassing or begging people for sales, etc. Unlike many companies, these rules are routinely enforced. That said, we have such an abundance of phenomenal training at our fingertips (literally something new Every. Single. Day) that it rarely gets to the point of needing to be enforced.

We’re taught the right way to do business in this industry, and that is critical today with the amount of people totally shut off to network marketing because of all the people out there doing the wrong things. I say that with love and without judgment, because I used to be them. Without proper training, we can all be them. I’m so grateful for everything I’ve had the opportunity to learn since I joined this company because it has truly helped me grow as a business woman, and as a person.

This company and the culture is truly spectacular, and we have a better way. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, please reach out to me. I would love to chat with you, with zero expectations, and simply answer any questions that you may have. Let’s see if living the LimeLife could be what you’ve been searching for <3

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

Are you a Business Minded Beauty Lover?

If so – I am looking for YOU!

I am looking for two or three Canadian women to coach that are interested in beginning their own business. If you like professional quality cosmetics and skin care, value a cruelty free brand, prefer vegan products, and appreciate a collaborative team environment – we should chat!

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This is a phenomenal company, and it is officially coming to Canada. What does this mean for you? It means that most people have never heard of this company, and YOU could be the first person to introduce them to their new favourite skincare and cosmetics brand. The launch is March 5th and I’d love for you to be a founding member on this journey with me.

Are you ready to take the plunge and be a part of this massive growth that is about to take place? Not quite there? If you’re still on the fence, we have an information group with all kinds of information and videos to explain pretty much everything you might need to know.

Whether you are good to go or need more information, please reach out to me at jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com !

xoxo

Jess

 

Why you Need LimeLight by Alcone’s Botanical Foundation in your Life!

 

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The LimeLight by Alcone botanical foundation was designed for professional makeup artists. This is the TOP selling professional foundation in the world, and it has existed for over 50 years. It will give you FULL coverage and a smooth, even complexion without absorbing into your skin. This means it will not break you out or cause a reaction because it has been formulated to be non-comedogenic.

Typical foundations that you can purchase in stores are about 8-22% pigmentation, and this stuff is 50% pigmentation. 8% pigmentation is basically your BB cream, lower coverage type of foundation. 22% pigmentation is about the fullest coverage you are going to get from a retail setting. When you use LimeLight by Alcone Botanical Foundation with the 50% pigmentation, you are going to need a lot less product to achieve an even complexion and the look that you are striving for.

You would use half as much product, or less, with this foundation as other foundations you have tried in the past. You should start by toning it way back, and gradually add more product if needed. To help you transition to using less product, you can try using a fluffy powder brush to apply instead of a beauty blender or a buffer brush. This method is perfect for beginners!

You may be wondering… “What if a wax based foundation doesn’t work for my skin type?”

Your skin type is irrelevant. As I stated above, this foundation has been formulated for professional makeup artists. As such, the botanical foundation has specifically been formulated to work with EVERY skin type. That ranges from super dry to super oily skin types, so no matter where you fall on that spectrum, you will be able to use this specific foundation. That being said, let’s look at each:

DRY: If you have skin that is excessively dry, there are things you can do to help with that. It is important that you exfoliate your skin regularly to clean up some of that dead skin cells. Otherwise, if you have a lot of dry skin patches it will not matter what type of foundation you are using, you will find that you notice those spots more. You should also be moisturizing your skin prior to applying the foundation. Lastly, you can use the “10 Years Younger” finishing spray to finish off your look and set your makeup.

OILY: In contrast, if you have oily skin you will likely want to pair your foundation with a pressed powder. It is really important that you use a translucent pressed powder with this foundation as opposed to a pigmented powder. The botanical foundation is highly pigmented already, so you do not need more pigment on your face. You also want to be careful that you don’t use a product on top of the foundation that might cause an oxidation issue. Lastly, you can leverage the “Oil Strike” setting spray to finish off your look. This is a phenomenal product, and if you start to get oily throughout the day it will actually stop the oil production in your face for that day.

Because you need so little product for each application, one foundation pan could last you between four and six months. This varies depending on your usage, and if you’re a makeup every day person or an occasional wearer. In general, people who wear makeup 5-7 days out of the week will get between 5 and 6 months out of their foundation. You will not find another foundation of this quality, for this price, that will last you this long in any department stores!

Do you have blemishes or dark circles that you really want to cover? If the answer here 37e4196542989e3d24f8d38448e162a9is yes, you should consider getting the custom palette with a foundation and two concealers. This saves you money off the total, and you’ll be able to use a concealing concealer on those difficult areas as well as have a brightening concealer for a bit of highlighting. Alternatively, you could also do a highlighting and contouring concealer. Once again, you need very little product for full coverage, so one concealer pan will last you a long time.

This foundation has been formulated to last all day, while maintaining a healthy glow. It is super lightweight and gives you a natural sheen as thought you aren’t even wearing makeup. Because you use such a small amount of product, you barely notice it is there.

If you go ahead and try the products, make sure that you moisturize your skin before applying the foundation if you are choosing not to use a primer. That being said, if you usually use a silicone primer, it will NOT work with this foundation. What I mean by this is the clear looking gel primers that make your skin feel super soft. This will not work under this foundation because it creates a layer on the skin that keeps it from setting properly, which results in transfer. If you want to use a primer, you should ensure that you are using a spray primer.

If you are considering trying out these products, start by asking yourself some questions:

  • What issues do you have with your skin?
  • What are you looking to do with your makeup?
  • What issues are you having with your current makeup?

Once you have answers to these questions, bring them to your Beauty Guide to have them help match you with the right product(s) for you. If I am the first Beauty Guide to expose you to these awesome products, I would be more than happy to help match you! I can also help with color matching, and all I need is whether you burn or tan more easily and a picture of you in natural light. Simply use the contact form above and I can get you some help!

xoxo

Jess

 

Why does my makeup leave a dark line around my face throughout the day?

Have you ever had that experience where you apply your makeup in the morning and your foundation seems to match your skin tone perfectly, and then later in the day it gets darker and darker?

This is oxidation, and it can cause an orange or yellow-ish looking line around your face where your foundation stops. 

vJ3L3onOxidation is a chemical reaction that occurs when in contact with oxygen and the natural heat from your skin. Apples turn brown when exposed to oxygen, and your foundation can do something similar. Throughout the day, it can become a shade or two dark if it oxidizes. The picture to the left is an example of two different shades of foundation and what they look like when oxidized. The bottom shows freshly applied, while the top shows oxidized.

If you want to avoid this type of reaction, you should be looking for a non-comedogenic foundation like LimeLight by Alcone’s botanical foundation. The botanical foundation has been formulated NOT to oxidize, so if you apply it alone it will not oxidize throughout the day and cause your makeup to turn colors. That being said, if you add another product with pigmentation to it, then it could oxidize throughout the day and cause that orange foundation line from the other product. You definitely do not want that to happen to you.

If you need to use a powder on top of your foundation, you can use a translucent powder. This will give you the matte look you are after and help set your foundation, and it will keep your makeup from oxidizing. If you are new to hearing about the botanical foundation, you can learn more about it here.

xoxo

Jess

LimeLight by Alcone takes Canada!

I stopped actively selling younique a while ago, and officially announced that I was leaving earlier this month. I’m super happy to be able to share details on what I’m doing next!

I will be joining LimeLight by Alcone as a Beauty Guide when it comes to 🇨🇦

TENTATIVE DATE FOR LAUNCH
Phase 1: March 1st
Phase 2: April 2nd

Ground floor opportunity ✔️
PROFESSIONAL quality products ✔️
Naturally based products ✔️
Cruelty free ✔️ (leaping 🐰 certified!)
Collaboration over competition environment ✔️

Who’s ready? If you’re remotely interested you NEED to be in our information group to stay informed on launch info! Just shoot me an email at jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com and I will get you added.

#Canada , we’re coming for ya!
#Limelife

xoxo

Jess