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Should You Double Cleanse?

Have you heard of double cleansing? It’s pretty big in the beauty world right now. Whether you’ve heard of it or not, lets break down the “who, what, when, where, why, and hows.”

What is Double Cleansing Method?

Double cleansing in its simplest explanation is washing your face twice. More specifically, you should you two different cleansers. This method is to ensure that your skin is truly clean. The first cleanser will clean your skin, remove any makeup and excess oils. The second cleanser will be geared towards your skin type and will address any concerns.

Who Should Double Cleanse?

If you have acne prone or oily skin, double cleansing is for you! Also, if you wear a lot of makeup or specifically foundation, double cleansing is for you! Live in a large city with high population and pollution? Yep, double cleansing is also for you.

If you tend to have very dry skin or wear minimal makeup, you can probably skip the extra step.

When Should I Double Cleanse

Double cleansing should happen in the evening. The purpose of double cleansing your face is to wash off the buildup and/or makeup from the day. Also, you don’t need to double cleanse everyday. If you have dry skin, or you haven’t worn any makeup that day, you could skip it.

How To Do The Double Cleansing Method?

When double cleansing, you should use two different cleansers. Your first face wash should be an oil-based wash. Then you should wash your face with a water-based cleanser.

You should first use an oil-based cleanser to remove any makeup, sunscreen, or pollution that may be on your face throughout the day. Air pollution can actually accumulate on your skin causing irritation, rashes, and breakouts.

Using an oil-based cleanser is an important first step because it wont be too harsh on your skin. Over washing your skin can lead to drying out and/or irritating your skin. You want to make sure that you maintain balance when it comes to your skin, that’s why using an oil cleanser is beneficial.

The oil-based cleanser that I use and love is the Midnight Oil Cleanser. It contains Marula Oil which is so beneficial to your skin! I actually did a whole blog post about why you should have Marula Oil in your skincare routine. You can read that blog post here.

After your first oil-based cleanse, then you use a water based cleanser. Applying your water based cleanser to your clean skin will allow it to penetrate more deeply into your skin. Use a great lathering wash that will get into your pores.

Since your face is already clean when applying your water-based cleanser, the great ingredients in that cleanser are able to do more work! For example, the cleanser I use and love is Dream Clean. Dream Clean has Aloe Vera in it which creates a shield to keep moisture in and pollutants out.

I also love it because Dream Clean is all natural. I’m picky about what products I put on my skin because we absorb everything. With that in mind, I want to use products that I know are non-toxic and use as few chemicals as possible. Dream Clean is a lathering cleanser which is unique for lathering cleansers. Usually soaps lather because of a chemical reaction but Dream Clean lathers because it uses a fruit extract, Soapberry. It also combats acne-causing bacteria and inhibits melanin production that reduces the appearance of age spots and sun damage.

If you have dry skin but wear makeup, and are wondering if the double cleanse method is for you, I suggest using a lotion based cleanser like Quench Cleanse

Quench Cleanse is a great option for dry skin because its a very gentle cleanser. It has a high percentage of Aloe Vera, Rose Water Water which also soothes and hydrates the skin. As well as Foraha Fruit Seed oil. This vegetable oil is proven to aid in the elimination of waste material and toxins from capillaries, helping support cell immunity and strengthen skin cell tissue.

Having dry skin doesn’t mean that you can’t use the double cleanse method, you just need to make sure you aren’t using any products that are too harsh.

I personally have dry skin and I LOVE the double cleansing method. You can see my whole skincare routine here.

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How to Get Free Makeup and Skincare

At LimeLife we just launched an exciting new program, the LimeLifer Program.

We designed the LimeLifer Customer Appreciation Program to thank you for supporting LimeLife and for helping spread the word about our brand and mission to your friends!

Here’s how the program works:

You get Stars for your support.

Every $1 on LimeLife Product Purchases = 1 Star.

Every Qualified Customer Referral = 40 Stars

A qualified customer is someone who opens a new retail customer account and spends $40 USD or more cumulatively with LimeLife.

As you earn Stars, you progress to new LimeLifer rands and earn more rewards

Here’s how the rewards work:

5% Product Credit Earned:

When you earn 500 Stars, you earn your first rank promotion to Lifer! Ever Star you earn after that will reward you with 5% product credit toward future purchases, rounded to the nearest dollar.

* If you spend $100 USD on LimeLife products at Lifer status, there will be $5 (or 5%) in product credit waiting for you at checkout on your next order!

Shipping Perk:

As a Silver Lifer, you will have access to free flat rate shipping on one order per calendar month. We will then increase the shipping and handling method as your status progresses to Gold Lifer and then Platinum Lifer.

Status Gift:

As a Gold and Platinum Lifer, you will earn exclusive LimeLife merchandise. After you achieve this status, you can add your free gift to your next order.

When you introduce your friends and family to LimeLife, you are introducing them to a family brand that cares about their health and confidence, while also helping your Beauty Guide build his/her business. The LimeLifer Referral Program rewards those acts of kindness!

Here’s how referrals work:

Share the LimeLife products you love with your friends and family. For each first time customer you refer who spends $40 or more on products, you will receive 40 Stars and a $5 product credit to be used on your next order.

What’s more, you will introduce your friends and family to safe, high-quality, professional beauty products they will love and help your Beauty Guide expand their business!

This is a circle of support where everyone wins – which is what being a LimeLifer is all about!

What to earn 20% commission on those referral orders instead of stars? Become a LimeLife Beauty Guide! Check out this post for more perks of being a Beauty Guide.

We have such an amazing community here and my customers mean the world to me! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH for being such a huge support for my family and I!! I appreciate you more than I could ever express!

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out. I’m more than happy to answer them for you!!

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What Eyeshadow Colors to Wear for Your Eye Color

Ever wonder what eyeshadows would be best for your eye color or skin tone? I have the answer from the pros!

Celebrity makeup artists, Danessa Myricks and James Vincent, have teamed up to take the guesswork out of eyeshadow selections for you! We understand how intimidating picking out eyeshadow colors can be in the sea of shades that is available. James and Danessa are officially LimeLife Educators which means that they will help provide LimeLife Beauty Guides and customers with guidance and education about the beauty world. Working on movie sets, theatre, models, and celebrities like Lady Gaga, Reece Witherspoon, these are true pros!

They have curated a 4-well palette for each eye color: brown, hazel, blue, and green. As well as 6 well palettes based on skin tone: light/medium and medium/deep.

What’s even cooler is that Danessa and James have created YouTube videos for us so that we can refer back to, if we need help on shadow placement. Let’s check these palettes out!

Eyeshadow Palette for Brown Eyes:

Includes Shades: 04, 42, 49, 21

Coordinating YouTube Video…

Let’s see what looks some beauties have already come up with!

I love how Felicia used the blue to underline the eye! So pretty!!

And because there are no rules for makeup, lets see this palette on blue eyes!

Eyeshadow Palette for Blue Eyes:

Included Shades: 48, 29, 04, 16

Coordinating YouTube Video…

Check out this palette at work!

I love this palette on brown eyes also! Teena is rocking this look!!

Eyeshadow Palette for Green Eyes:

Included Shades: 33, 46,41, 20

Coordinating Video… Roll that beautiful eyeshadow footage!

I just love seeing what people have done with their palettes!

Another rebel! Just kidding, this palette looks incredible on everyone!!

Eyeshadow Palette for Hazel Eyes:

Coordinating video for this palette…

This palette is so stunning!!

The hazel eyeshadow palette is stunning on all eye colors

Eyeshadow Palettes Based on Skin Tone:

Eyeshadow Palette for Light/Medium:

Includes Shades: 07, 09, 26, 08, 01, 28

Eyeshadow Palette for Medium/Deep

Includes Shades: 34, 02, 05, 08, 09, 29

Special Gift!

If you order any of these preset palettes by the end of August, you will receive a FREE eyeshadow brush! EEKKKK

Available while supplies last. Subject to change to a brush of equal or greater value.

When ordering, don’t forget to throw in a mascara and eyeliner to complete the look!

Edit to Update!!!

LimeLife launched a product that was much needed and it sold out in just a couple of hours!! Because of this, we have created VERY similar palettes in the same color families. You can still achieve your desired looks with these palettes. Instead of selecting one of the preset palettes, you can just start building your own customized palette with the shades you would like! Introducing, Eyeshadow Palettes for Eye Colors 2.0

Again, you can chose whether you want a 4-well or 6-well palette, you just create you own with the shades that you’d like, and the makeup brush will still be included through August!

Important to remember that free shipping starts at $77 and there is a 30 day money back guarantee!

When you check out, be sure to start a customer account. There are rewards that you can earn with every order AND a referral program that I’ll be telling you all about VERY soon! 

If you have any question, please let me know. I’m happy to help! 

P.S. August is my birthday month and to celebrate, I’m doing a super fun giveaway in my Facebook beauty group. Click here to join my group so you can have a chance to win! And while, you’re at it, follow my Facebook page for more beauty tips. If you’re more of an Instagramer, no worries I’m there too

Make today great!

Mellie 💋

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

LimeLife by Alcone’s Top 10 Products of 2019

Every year LimeLife by Alcone’s CEOs put on their very own award show called the “Golden Robe Awards.” This hilarious informal Facebook live is pure entertainment for everyone in the company. The CEOs, Michelle and Madison, announce the company’s best selling products. The tallies are in and we officially have LimeLife by Alcone’s top sellers of 2019! Of course, not only will I announce what the products are but I’ll show you how well they work because, well that’s way better than just looking at packaging right?! We want to see what all the hype is about! So without further ado, I present to you LimeLife’s top 10 selling products of 2019!

10: Perfect Blush

These blushes are amazing! Highly pigmented, finely milled, and come in 11 different shades for all skin types. The other thing I love about these blushes in you can get them individually or you can order them in a palette with 2, 3, or 6 wells. The more you buy, the more you save! These palettes are magnetic so when the old blush is empty, pop it out, and just replace that one blush vs having to replace the whole palette. My go to palette is this 3-well palette with my translucent setting powder, blush, and bronzer all together. Check out Adrian with her palette, it’s a must have!

9: Sotoks

Sotoks is like Botox in a bottle! It lighten, tightens, and brightens! It contains Songyi Mushrooms extracts that relaxes facial muscles which causes fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains Millet Seed Extract which combats stress-induced aging markers and restores the cells to their normal state. Another active ingredient is Pullulan. Pullulan is a rare sea algae that is clinically proven to tighten the skin. Here are some of the amazing results of Sotoks!

8: Skin Therapy

This rich moisturizer is perfect for dry skin! It has hydrating ingredients, such as Safflower Oil, Evening Primrose, Pomegranate Sterols, and naturally occurring sugars. Plus, Oat Protein calms and soothes. Skin Therapy will immediately and visibly restore dry, aged, and inflamed skin.

7: Dream Clean

My favorite face wash of all time! While its promoted towards oily and acne prone skin, it works well for all skintypes. To see how it can help with oily/acne prone skin, check out THIS POST. I have very dry skin and use this face wash daily. In fact, my skincare routine contains #7 Dream Clean and #8 Skin Therapy. It’s no shock to me that these amazing products hit the top 10 list!

6: Perfect Lipgloss

These lipglosses come in a beautiful tube with a jeweled top. They are not sticky at all and smell amazing! Not to mention 18 different shades to chose from!

5: Perfect Mascara in Black

This is actually the ORIGINAL one step fiber mascara! Classic black made the Top 10 list but it also comes in Brown, if that’s your jam. I love the formula of this mascara. It’s water resistant, not waterproof. So it wont come off when you sweat or cry, but you wont need to take a sander to your lashes to get it off at the end of the day! Those aren’t falsies, girl! 👇

4: Enduring Lip Color

I love how my favorite products are popping up on this Top 10 List. Enduring Lip Colors are by far one of my favorite products that LimeLife makes. It’s LimeLife’s liquid matte lipsticks. They’re absolutely incredible! They wont dry out your lips, last a solid 6-8 hours, and they’re not a stain. All of the Enduring Lip Colors are a matte except one, Wedding Cake. Oh, I forgot to mention, they smell heavenly!

3: Complete Concealer

I’ve never used a concealer that covered so well with using so little! This concealer is water resistant (hello pool, lake, beach, sweating at the gym!), long wearing, AND it is an eyeshadow primer! The concealer I use every single day lasts me a solid 8-10 months! If you want to see what concealer will work best for you, you can take this Color Matching Quiz.

2: Perfect Eyeshadows

These shadows fit their name, perfect! They are so smooth, pigmented, blend-able! They’re amazing! There are 36 shades to chose from. You can get them individually, in a 4-well, 6-well, or the Mack daddy 18-well palette, completely customizable! For some eyeshadow palette inspo, head over to my post How To Save Money On Makeup. This was one of the more fun looks that I created with these shadows.

1. Perfect Foundation

Not only is our foundation #1 in our sales, but it’s been the #1 selling foundation world wide for over 50 years! To learn all about it go see my post, LimeLife by Alcone Foundation 101. I mean, look at my before and after! This foundation is most amazing foundation I’ve ever used and I feel like I’ve tried them all. Light weight, full coverage foundation that’s paraben free and noncomedogenic. To take the foundation color match quiz, CLICK HERE!

There you have it, LimeLife by Alcone’s top selling products of 2019! If this Top 10 list inspires you to try something new, don’t forget that LimeLife has a 30 day money back guarantee and free shipping starts at $77! What’s better than risk free??

See you next week!

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