Beauty

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!

Beauty

How to Find Your Perfect Foundation Shade

Picking out a foundation shade can be the most nerve wracking part of getting new makeup. Even in the stores it’s hard to tell if the color you see in the bottle will match the color of your skin.

LimeLife by Alcone has the best foundation that I’ve ever tried, and I feel like I’ve tried them all! In fact, many celebrity makeup artists use the same foundation. I’ve written another blog post, foundation 101, where I’ve talked about this before but it’s been a year. We’ve added some new shades so I thought I would make an updated post!

LimeLife brought in professional makeup artist, Danessa Myricks, to help expand our makeup line to be more diverse. With this, came more foundation shades for darker skin tones, so we needed a new quiz. Professional makeup artist to the stars, Kat Aragon, created this incredibly accurate quiz. She’s a genius when it comes to color matching!

Here is the link to the color matching quiz!

When it comes to LimeLife, the names of the foundations can trip people up a little bit. If you have a pink undertone to your skin, you will be in the Olive shades. If you have yellow undertones then you will be in the Shinto line. Here are a few visuals that will help.

Now I’m not going to be able to go a whole makeup post without showing some before and afters 🤪 They’re just so dang good! LimeLife’s Perfect Foundation is 50% pigmented which is more than double most high-end makeup brands. It’s noncomedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. It’s truly perfect! Okay so let’s check out these incredible beauty guides that have shared their results with us!

Stunning right?!

Now that you’ve seen the amazingness, take the quiz here and if you still feel unsure, feel free to leave me a message on this post, contact me on Facebook, or Instagram. Include a picture of yourself in natural lighting like this and I can tell you which shade is best for you!

Tips

– When applying your foundation be light handed. The pigment in LimeLife’s foundation is much more than others. A little goes a long way! It’s buildable so feel free to put on a small amount and you can always add more for more coverage.

– I recommend setting foundation with a setting powder. It will help it last longer and give it a more matte finish. If you need a new powder, LimeLife has a great setting powder that is translucent and will work on all skin tones.

– LimeLife has a 30 day money back guarantee, with a super simple return/exchange policy

– Free shipping starting at $77

Ordering

Don’t forget your tools! If you need a new makeup brush, I love the diffuser brush #17. My personal favorite way to apply this foundation is with a damp blenderful.

To order your foundation click the link below!

LimeLife Botanical Wax Foundation

I can’t wait for you to try your new foundation! It’s been a total game changer for me!

Talk to you soon!

Mell 💋

Disclaimer: In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this blog post contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you).

Beauty

How to Have a Spa Day at Home

With many people having shelter at home orders and other practicing social distancing, I think it’s safe to say this is an anxious time for us, worldwide. There’s lots to worry about and not a lot of opportunities to decompress. Since spas are considered nonessential and they are all shut down, I thought I would share how to have a spa day at home!

First, if you’re a mom, get hubby to watch your kids or wait until bed time. We love our children, but kids aren’t super relaxing 🤪

Once they are occupied, it’s time to set the mood!

Candles!

Candles with lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint are great at helping you relax! I’ve put together some great options for you! A couple of the candles are from Target. Why I went there specifically is because if you use your Red debit card you get free 2 day shipping! I do think shipping times are wonky right now because of the pandemic but definitely something to remember for the future. Amazon is not your only option for fast, free shipping!

Chesapeake Bay serenity and calm / Aromatherapy Relax / Chesapeake Bay relax and restore /
Calm from Sonoma / Sonoma Eucalyptus & Mint Leaf

Take a Bath:

Now that we’ve set the mood, it’s time to run a bath. There are so many bath bombs on the market but PomBoms are my favorite! They are packed with Pomifera Oil, with is rich in antioxidants and Omega-6. These ingredients help make smooth, soft, and healthy looking skin and will leave you extra glowy. There are 4 scents to choose from, in this situation, lavender is make favorite to help relax!

Face Masks:

I love doing face masks! I do think it’s important to note that all face masks are not created equal. Everyone has a different skin type so it doesn’t make sense for everyone to use the same mask. It would not be good if someone with sensitive skin that breaks out often was to use the wrong masks.

I personally have regular to dry skin and I love the mask, Skin Polish! It’s a gentle exfoliant and a mask. It smells heavenly, just like lemons, but don’t eat it! It doesn’t taste as good as it smells 🙈 Its all natural. The exfoliant is Jojoba Beads and then oils from Olives, Lemon, and Cypress restore and protect your skin. Can you tell I’m geeking out over this one? The way I use it is a couple times a week I wash my face, then while my face is still damp I massage the mask on for about 30 seconds to exfoliate my skin. I then let it sit for 15-20 minutes, or whenever my show is over 😉

If you have sensitive and acne prone skin, I recommend Masque of Zen. It’s actually an acne fighting mask that is made it’s Montana Clay, Tea Tree Oil, Cinnamon Bark, and other goodies that act together to help the major causes of skin imbalance. When you first start this mask, to help with acne (it’s great for teen acne and adult acne) use it 3-4 times a week for 2 weeks to help clear out your skin. Then go down to once or twice a week.

Hair Masks:

Since we are not able to see our hair stylists right now, idk about you but I’m starting to get some major split ends! I searched on Amazon for hair masks and this Argan Oil Mask had 4.5 stars with over 8,000 reviews, and was affordable. I decided to try it. Disclaimer, I’ve only used it once but my hair felt smoother and less dry after my first use!

I hope that this post gave you some ideas for how to get a little self care in at home.

This too shall pass. Love you guys,

Mell 💋

Beauty

March 2020 AmazeBox

I was so excited when I opened up March’s AmazeBox! I wanted to share it with you all right away but I didn’t want to spoil it for anyone else!

If you’re wondering what in the heck an “AmazeBox” is, check out this post where I break it all down. The short answe is that it’s LimeLife’s subscription box. It comes once a month and is packed with full size and mini size products.

Each box has its own theme. Since March has international women’s day, the box’s theme was “Fempower.” So cute!! Inside each box comes an info card with all the products, a little quote card, and a coordinating sticker.

Okay so let’s get into the good stuff! This box was jam packed!

Mini Clear Brow Gel-

Brows make all the difference when it comes to your makeup! I love the clear brow gel for holding my brows in place and making sure they don’t budge! This brow gel is water resistant so no worries if you plan to work up a good sweat! It also comes in light, medium, and dark.

Mini Mascara

The original one-step fiber mascara. Water resistant, not waterproof so it won’t end up underneath your eyes at the end of the day but it isn’t a bear to get off at night. It’s available in both black and brown!

Full sized Black Perfect Eyeliner Pen

I’ve talked many times about this eyeliner! It’s one of my absolute favorite products that LimeLife offers. Waterproof and smudge proof! It isn’t actually a pen, it’s really like a gazillion little bristles making a fine tip. It’s like a calligraphy pen in that you can control the width of the line you are making by how much pressure you are applying. Available in both black and brown.

* you can bundle the mascara and eyeliner together in the “perfect pair” bundle and save some bucks!

Perfect Lipstick – FemFire

One of the gorgeous traditional lipsticks from LimeLife! This shade, FemFire, is a beautiful opaque lipstick and comes in a magnetic silver tube. As always, I’ve included some pics of a couple stunning Beauty Guides so you can see what the lipstick looks like on different people.

Midnight Oil Cleanser –

I was so excited to find a full size bottle of my nightly face wash in the box! This Midnight Oil Facial Cleanser contains Marula oil. I wrote a whole blog post on the benefits of Marula Oil, click here to read more about it!

This box had $90 in full sized products!! That’s not even including the mini products. And it only costs $38!! What???

What’s your favorite product that you’ve gotten from the AmazeBox?

Let me know! See y’all soon!

Mell 💋

Beauty

November 2019 Amazebox

I haven’t shared an Amazebox reveal in a few months so I thought I would give a look at my latest box! If you don’t know what an Amazebox is, its LimeLife by Alcone’s monthly subscription box. You can read more about it in my blog post here.

One thing I love is each box has its own theme. The theme of the November box was Gold. Even the signature black AmazeBox was turned gold this month, which I thought was a really cute detail. I’m a packaging snob and LimeLife’s packaging is always on point. 👌

Here were the contents of the November box:

I was so excited to see all this goodness in one box! Each box contains a little inspiration card.

And a sticker that coordinates with the theme of the box.

This box also contained a little card about our Brighter Together Foundation. You can read this post to learn more about the foundation.

Lush Mini Powder Brush

Now on to the good stuff! First, this mini powder brush. LimeLife offers a full range of professional makeup brushes. They don’t offer this mini brush but I do think it’s a great representation of their brush line. Often times when you find mini makeup brushes they are low quality and the bristles are thin and sparse. This brush is quite the opposite. I was surprised to see how thick and lush this little brush is. Perfect for throwing it in your travel bag!

Forty Cure Creme

Forty Cure Creme is one of my favorite skincare products! It’s an all natural hand and body cream that contains Tamanu Seed oil. If you haven’t heard of Tamanu Seeds, they’re harvested from “The Forty Cure” tree in Tahiti. It’s like a magic potion when in your skincare and is used to treat wounds, rashes, burns, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dry skin, stretch marks. Like literally 40 things. This is also the only lotion that my daughter with eczema will let me use on her. It heals her up quickly and it doesn’t “burn” her skin like a lot of lotions do. Plus I can use it without worry because it’s harsh chemical free! We always keep Forty Cure Creme in stock at home. I’m thankful for this mini bottle because it’s easy to keep in my bag. While I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they make mini bottle available to purchase, you can get a full size tub here.

Check out some of these before and after of Forty Cure Creme amazingness!

Full Sized Bronzer

Included in my Amazebox was a full sized bronzer. If you’ve been wanting to try makeup from LimeLife, you cannot go wrong with trying one of the blushes or bronzers. They’re all amazing! LimeLife offers 7 different shades of bronzer. I received bronzer #1 in my box which is their original bronzer. It has a touch of shimmer to it. It’s not at all glittery or overly shimmery. It’s very subtle and a beautiful color. There are 2 Shimmer bronzers and 5 Matte bronzers. Here are some swatches to help you decide which shade you want.

Full Sized Masque of Zen

Masque of Zen is an acne fighting mask that contains Montana Clay, Tea Tree Oil, White Carrot Oil, and Cinnamon Bark. These products together fight against the major causes of skin imbalance. This mask helps reduce acne break outs, can be used as an overnight spot treatment, and will improve the health of your skin. For a full regimen for acne prone skin, check out this post. Here are some pics to demonstrate the power of Masque of Zen. All natural skincare that works!

Subscribe to Amazebox

What comes in the Amazebox:

Each box contains at least one full-sized product along with samples and/or travel-sized products for you to try. There will also be included information on why the products are amazing and how to use them. Each box will also include fun additions such as recipes, motivational quotes, stickers, and more!

Each box contains $50-$100 worth of products and costs $38 per month.

You will find the AMAZEBOX under the NEW Tab on my website www.mellissahayes.com It will appear as a product with a subscribe button. See below:

Can’t wait to see what’s inside the next box!

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Til next time,

Mell 💋

Disclaimer: In the name of full transparency, please be aware that this blog post contains affiliate links and any purchases made through such links will result in a small commission for me (at no extra cost for you).