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February 2021 AmazeBox

First, a disclaimer! If you are a subscriber and you do not want a spoiler of what is in the February Amazebox, skip this post! I usually wait until the next month to post the contents so I don’t ruin it for people who like to be surprised. However, we’ve FINALLY gotten caught up on Amazebox subscribers, which means no more waitlist!! In light of this, I’ll be posting the current box’s contents so people can decide if they’d like to order that month’s box. If you have never heard of it and are wondering what an AmazeBox is, it is LimeLife’s subscription box. Its the ONLY monthly subscription box that contains professional beauty products. The AmazeBox will always include at least one full sized product. There is a $42 monthly fee and you can cancel anytime. There will ALWAYS be a higher value in the box than the monthly fee.

To learn more about the AmazeBox, check out this post. If you’d like to see what has come in previous boxes, you can type “AmazeBox” in the search bar and you will find all the other posts I’ve done.

Now that we got all that out of the way, lets see what came in this month’s box!

One thing I love so much about the AmazeBox is it is always themed, from the products inside to the box they come in! February is LimeLife’s birthday month so this month’s box was birthday themed!

The box always comes with a themed sticker, a product card with your products description, as well as a perforated quote card that you can pop out.

This month’s box came with THREE FULL SIZED products, and 2 samples.

Samples:

Skin Polish:

This lemony fresh, nutrient-rich mask and scrub hydrates, balances, and reduces inflammation. Natural Jojoba Beads roll away impurities, as well as dead and dehydrated skin, so oils from Olives, Lemon, and Cypress can restore and protect your skin. Use regularly to balance your skin and unearth a youthful glow.

Masque of Zen:

This gentle, acne-fighting mask with Montana Clay, Tea Tree Oil, White Carrot Oil, and Cinnamon Bark, acts simultaneously against all the major causes of skin imbalance. Used regularly it will greatly improve the health of your skin, reduce acne outbreaks, and bring a youthful glow.


Full Sized Products:

Birthday Cake Enduring Lip Color

.LimeLife’s Enduring Lip Colors is one of our biggest sellers! This professional formula applies as a liquid and transforms to a matte, velvety finish with long-lasting, intense, opaque color. The color will stay on for hours without drying your lips out! The color is this month’s box is called “Birthday Cake” and a beautiful nude on all skin tones! Scroll below to see it on light, medium, and dark skin tones.


Bronzer

In this month’s box you also get a full sized powder, Bronzer #01. This is a beautiful bronzer that as just a touch of shimmer to it. Never overwhelming, this is a beautiful powder that will give you a little more color and dimension for lighter skin tones. For our darker ladies, this is a beautiful powder to add a touch of glow to your look!


Glow Drops

LimeLife’s NEW Glow Drops made their first appearance in the AmazeBox this month. The color included this month is the “Champagne” shade. Give your complexion a burst of radiance with coconut infused Glow Drops. This creamy illuminator instantly creates the appearance of youthful, hydrated and radiant skin while naturally illuminating the complexion. Use a few drops to highlight to specific areas of your face, or apply all over on its own or under foundation for an instantly healthy-looking, radiant glow.

These glow drops are valued at $38. The box is $42, which means you get the full sized bronzer, and full sized lipstick for $4 with FREE SHIPPING! The value of these boxes are insane!! If you would like to order your AmazeBox, you can do that here! Just to reiterate, its a month subscription, you can cancel anytime, and shipping on the box is free!

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Effective and All Natural Eczema Treatment

Anyone struggles with eczema or has watched a family member or friend deal with it, knows how difficult it can be. My middle daughter has struggled with eczema every winter since she was born. We are lucky that during the summer months her skin is clear but as soon as the weather changes, eczema is back to rear its ugly head. I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is for her. We have come up with a couple tricks that have help tremendously.

  1. Avoiding too many baths. This will be one to experiment for yourself but we learned that baths actually dry her out and cause her eczema to flair. In theory, baths are supposed to add moisture to your skin, for us it was opposite. We do no more than 2 baths per week during the winter.
  2. Long pants and sleeves to sleep. Bless her heart, our daughter will scratch while she sleeps. Its heartbreaking to wake up and find little blood spots on her sheets where she scratched during the night and didn’t even realize she was doing it. Sleeping with long sleeves and long pants has helped that problem tremendously!
  3. Keeping her cool at night. I could have listed this as 2b, because it goes along with my second point. Sweating can irritate eczema and even cause a heat rash in little ones. So while we need to her to sleep with long sleeves and pants, we are sure to keep her room a bit cooler so she doesn’t get too warm throughout the night.
  4. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Twice a day, everyday, even if you don’t see any inflammation. Staying ahead of the rash is always my main goal. I never take for granted that her eczema is gone because every time I’ve thought she’s beat it, it showed me just how naïve I am. Our favorite lotion to use for her eczema is a body lotion by LimeLife by Alcone called “Forty Cure Creme.” Its the only lotion that I have found that doesn’t “burn” her skin when we put it on. Many lotions contain fragrances and other ingredients that irritate her eczema. No tears with this one!!

Forty Cure Creme is an all natural, paraben free hand and body cream. It contains a blend of Citrus and Lavender Essential Oils, and a valuable main ingredient, Tamanu Seed Oil. This oil is derived from the Tamnau Seed, also known as Foraha. It comes from a giant tree in Tahiti that is dubbed by locals as the “forty-cure tree.” It has many pain-relieving and healing properties that are great for chapped skin, caused by environmental factors or eczema. This oil is used to treat wounds, rashes, burns, eczema, rosacea, dry skin, and many other skin ailments.

You can apply the Forty Cure Creme as often as needed. For extra hydrations, liberally apply the lotion to your hands and feet, then wrap in mittens and booties to help with maximum absorption. We like to apply right before we slide on her long sleeve jammies and pants!

I found some client testimonials, read their reviews plus check out these before and after’s to see how other people have benefited from Forth Cure Creme as well!

People also like to pair Forty Cure Creme with another product, One Drop Wonder. One Drop Wonder is a carrier oil so it helps other products be absorbed deeper into the skin. Its made of one simple all natural ingredient, Pomifera Oil. It can be mixed with any products to act as a booster to enhance that product’s benefits.

I know that I am not alone in trying a million products to help with my daughter’s eczema, as well as prescription ointment from the doctor. This has been our staple product for years. You can rest easy in the fact that this product is all natural, safe for children.

You can order it here. If you’d like to pair it with the One Drop Wonder, you’ll receive free shipping. Don’t forget, LimeLife has a 30 day 100% happiness guarantee.

If I can help answer any questions for you, please let me know!


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Master List of Tax Deductions for Your MLM Business

Tax season is upon us! Even though the new year has just begun, here in the states, employers are required to send out their W2s by January 31st. Some people are anxiously awaiting their W2s so that they can go ahead, file their taxes, and receive their return. With this in mind, I wanted to provide a list of tax write offs for your network marketing business. My business, as you probably know, is LimeLife so on this master list you will see things specific to the beauty industry. If that’s not you, this list is still VERY applicable. You just need to make some modifications.

Office Supplies

This category is pretty well known but just in case you need a refresher, you can write off any office supply that pertains to your business. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Printer
  • Ink
  • Paper
  • Computer or Tablet (if you’ve bought it in this tax year)
  • Envelopes
  • Office decorations
  • Planners
  • White Boards
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notepads
  • Staples
  • Paperclips
  • Label Maker

Tools for Online Marketing

This category is for people who market their products online, especially applicable for 2020 when a majority of our business was done on social media and zoom calls.

  • Lighting
  • Tripod for your phone or tablet
  • Any Zoom Fees
  • Scheduler App Fees
  • Internet Bill
  • Phone and phone bills
  • Any app fee for editing pictures (for example, I highly recommend Canva Pro)
  • Any stock photo fees

Parties/Vendor Events

As you all know, I represent a cosmetic brand so some of these items may be specific to the beauty industry. I listed them to help give ideas, but you can apply the sample principles to your business.

  • Signage
  • Makeup Applicators/tools/brushes
  • Samples to hand out
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Table Cloths
  • Food that is served at the party
  • Business cards that you hand out
  • Mirrors
  • Decorations for the party/show
  • Party favors
  • Prizes for home parties
  • Products that you display

Business Supplies

This can include a whole slew of products, essentially its everything that you have purchased to help your business.

  • Start up costs, like a starter kit or join fee
  • Blitz Cards
  • Business Cards
  • Thank you cards
  • Product organizers
  • All marketing materials like posters, brochures, business cards, catalogs
  • Go Daddy website name
  • Yearly membership fee
  • Monthly website fee
  • Tax Preparer fee
  • Training event ticket
  • Uniform
  • Business related banking fees

Travel/Entertainment

  • Travel expenses
  • Travel makeup trunks
  • Flight
  • Car rental
  • 50% of Food
  • Hotel stay
  • Gifts for Downline and Upline
  • Gas mileage (you can download apps to your phone to help you keep track)
  • Gas to events, deliveries, one-on-ones, meetings, lunch with potentials, etc.
  • 50% of Meals with clients or potential recruits

Shipping

  • Stamps
  • Shipping labels
  • Tape
  • Boxes
  • Address label stickers
  • Label printers
  • Envelopes
  • Postage
  • Bubble mailers
  • Bubble wrap

Home Expenses

This category gets a little bit touchy. The government is very strict about what you call a home office. Just because you work from your couch, doesn’t mean that your living room is an office. You need to use the space exclusively for your business. Its very important to talk with your tax preparer, especially when it comes to this category.

  • Percentage of your home mortgage for office
  • Percentage of your property taxes
  • Percentage of your mortgage interest
  • Percentage of your homeowner insurance
  • Percentage of your utilities
  • Office repairs you’ve made throughout the year

Did I forget something? Leave it in the comments!

Hope this helps!

Beauty

December 2020 Amazebox

My favorite delivery every month! If you have never heard of the Amazebox, its LimeLife by Alcone’s subscription box. In short, its the beauty industry’s only professional cosmetic subscription box. To learn the details, I have a blog post that outlines everything you need to know. Check that out here!

I like to wait until the end of the month, if not the next month, to post about it because I don’t want to spoil anyone’s surprise. The Amazebox is currently sold out but we release a few thousand more boxes each month. To get a reminder when the boxes come back in stock, leave me a comment on this post and I’ll be sure to let you know so you can snag one of your own!

While the box may be sold out, all of the products inside the box are available individually.

Every month there is a new theme, that is carried throughout the products and even the box! This month’s theme was “At-Home Holiday Looks.”

How darling is this?! Inside each Amazebox is a little card that tells you what the box contains and a description of each product. There is also a themed sticker, and a quote card.

The card reads:

At-Home Holiday Looks

We love red lips this time of year- there’s no quicker way to get in the holiday spirit! Experiment with different combinations of Enduring Lip Color, Enduring Lip Liner and Perfect Lipstick in our favorite red shades until you find the look that you love. Keep the rest of your look simple with a swipe of Making Waves Waterproof Mascara, and then start painting the town red from the comfort of home!

* Pair a bold red lip with candy cane striped pajamas for a playful photo shoot

* Leave a kiss mark on the mirror for a loved one to find in the morning

* Boost holiday spirit on work Zoom calls with a festive pout and fun earrings.

Let’s take a deeper look into these products, and of course I’ll include some swatches so you can see what they look like out of the tube!

Enduring Lip Color in “Cherry Pie”

“This professional formula applies as a liquid and transforms to a matte, velvety finish with long-lasting, intense opaque color. Use alone or in combination with other shades to create unique color combinations.”


Perfect Lipstick in “Paint the Town”

“Our lipsticks come in two professional formulas, opaque and sheet, so you can change how much color emphasis you want on your lips each day. Our Power Pout formula is opaque and highly pigmented for a bold pop of color that lasts.”

Paint the Town is a beautiful opaque lipstick!


Enduring Lip Liner in “True Red”

“Our Enduring Lip Liners are always on point and ready to line. Their automatically self-sharpening packaging sharpens the tip with every twist of the cap to create perfectly lined lips every time. The semi-matte, high coverage formula lasts 6 hours or more without feathering or transferring and has a lightweight feel.”


Mini Making Waves Waterproof Mascara

“Make a splash with mascara that lasts! Our waterproof mascara gives maximum volume and hold while nourishing lashes.”


I loved this box so much! All these products are staples to have in your makeup bag! The total for the products inside was approximately $70. You can’t get the mini Waterproof Mascara but I calculated using half the price of the full size. The Amazebox is $42 so the savings was like getting one lipstick and the mascara for free!

The last AmazeBox of 2020 did not disappoint! Bring on 2021!

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The Boxing Day Sale You Don’t Want to Miss!

Even if you’re in the United States, you can still take advantage of LimeLife’s Boxing Day Sale! That’s good news to us, who usually don’t get to participate in all the good deals!

Not only is there a Lip Combo sale but Holiday Collections are also on sale!!

First, lets talk lips!

BUILD YOUR OWN LIP COMBO

One of my favorite things about our LimeLife lip products is how well they work together. From December 23rd – December 28th, you’ll be able to create their own two-piece lip combo for just $28 USD/ $36 CAD. Select your choice of one Enduring Lip Liner or Perfect Lip Gloss, plus one Perfect Lipstick or Enduring Lip Color. That’s a savings of up to $16 USD and $20 CAD.

That comes out to $14 per lippie, those are Walgreens prices for professional makeup! Who doesn’t love a great lippie sale?! I mean, look at these beauties!

Just to clarify, you get the choice of either an enduring lip liner or gloss and a lipstick, or an enduring lip color (matte liquid lipstick)

Almost endless combinations so I have grabbed some pics to help you chose which 2 lippies would be best for you. I love that all of these can be worn on their own or paired together. If the name of the lip products are not typed on the picture, then they are in the caption under it.

Liner 04 True Red + Candy Apple Enduring Lip Color
Creme Brûlée Enduring Lip Color + Grace Lipgloss
Salted Caramel Enduring Lip Color + Peach Lipgloss

Select products from the “No Place Like Home” Holiday Collection will be ON SALE beginning 12/23. Collection inventory is limited and available while supplies last!

If you want to learn more about the products below, check out my post that outlined all of it!

Here’s what’s included:

All of the above products can be found at this link!


With Christmas just a few days away, I would like to send a heartfelt Merry Christmas to you and your families. Holidays are often times met with grief from lost love ones and other stressors. 2020 sure hasn’t helped anything. I am praying and thinking about you as we celebrate our Savior’s birthday.

With love,