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!!





Make today amazing,

Mellie 💋


How to Use Like to Know it

Woohoo, I’m back! The blog was down for around 2 weeks!! So sorry y’all! I do think we finally got everything worked out, so hopefully no more technical issues.

Per my last post, I’m now on Like to Know it…. or more technically, I love being able to share with you guys and now I can share outfits and it makes it so so easy for you to shop those looks!

What is is an app that you can follow your favorite bloggers and shop what they share. It could be clothing, home decor, or anything else they might share. It provides commission links for the blogger at NO COST TO YOU and allows you to shop their looks. It stream lines the shopping experience for you and shopping off the links helps provide for my family. Thank you so much for using my links! It truly means the world to my family!

How does it work?

Shopping from the app is so easy! Download the app for free from your app store.

Then once you log in, search for your favorite blogger in the search bar under “influencers.” To find me, you will search “The_Bluegrass_Housewife”. Its the same as my Instagram username.

From there you will see my posts. It will look like this!

Click on the outfit that you are interested it, and it will give you direct links to the difference pieces worn in the picture. It really makes online shopping so easy and fun, without sending you on a wild goose chase trying to figure out where to buy clothing.

Another way to shop is to download the app – when you see a picture you love on instagram if it has the #LTK and it tags in the comments, that means the pictures is enabled for the app. You just simply take a screenshot of your favorite pictures, open the app and it will pull up the posts of your screenshots.

Shop on the Blog

You can also shop from my blog too! I will now be posting all of my outfits in a weekly post, with everything linked. I will start posting that on Fridays along with any great sales that are going on that weekend. Make sure to sign up to get emails on the side bar here —> that way you are emailed whenever there is a new blog post!


I’ll also be sharing everything on the Gram. I LOVE instagram stories. They’re my new favorite. I’ve been in love with them for a long time but I’ve found myself watching Instagram stories more than TV lol. My bio on Instagram has a link on it. If you click that link you will find a couple options: Shop Beauty Products, Shop My Instagram (the app), and a link taking you here to the Blog 🙂 Ahh technology! Seriously, it can’t get any easier than this.

I hope this helps you and if you have any questions, let me know! See you next week!

Mell 💋


How I Make Money From Home and How You Can Too!

Happy New Year!! With it being not only a new year, but a new decade people have some pretty major goals for themselves. A lot of people’s goals involve their finances. Maybe you are trying to become debt free, take your dream vacation, or build up that savings account. Many people are looking for legit way to work from home to help them achieve their financial goals. The way that I am able to work from home is because I am an Independent Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone.

What is LimeLife by Alcone?

LimeLife is a network marketing company that sells professional cosmetics and all natural skincare. Alcone is a family owned business that was founded in 1952. It started as a small store in New York City, selling stage makeup to starlets. While doing so, Alcone got to know some to the top artists in theater and film and quickly became a staple in the professional cosmetics industry. They noticed that their clients, professional makeup artists, had peak seasons and low seasons. To try to help them maintain a steadier stream of income, Alcone started an informal referral system. Seeing how popular that referral system was, Alcone decided to give people a powerful opportunity to help others make massive impacts on their financial lives. They started LimeLife by Alcone- a direct sales company- and for the first time ever, these professional beauty products could be purchased by people without a cosmetologist license.

Decades after opening that little store in New York City, LimeLife by Alcone is still always learning and working tirelessly to source professional makeup and all-natural skincare that really works. While LimeLife has expanded across the globe in 10 different countries, family is still at the heart of the company.

How Does it Work?

Once you sign up to be a Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone, you will get an email from corporate explaining a few things and you’ll also get an email from me. In my email I will send a packet of information. That information will give you a guideline on how to be successful in your business. While there is no “one size fits all” in sales, there are definitely some tips and tricks that help!

Once you sign up, in addition to the emails, I will add you to our private team Facebook group and team chat. In the chat we will answer any and every question you may have. You will never be helpless on my team. We are there to hold your hand with this opportunity as long as you need us to.

On the business side of things, once you sign up to be a Beauty Guide you can start selling immediately. You earn commission on every dollar sold, NO MINIMUMS. You also get access to your back office. We call this your “green room.” In your green room you can see how much you’ve sold, your recruits, how much your team has sold, commission amounts, orders, everything! Plus coming in 2020 we are launching our app for Beauty Guides! This app will help streamline things like following up with clients, meeting sales goals, and many other tools that will help you be successful. It’s really going to be a game changer!

We have a corporate Facebook group that our CEOs and other corporate staff talk to us directly at least once a week. There is also regular training from some of the best people in the industry. We get training from professional makeup artists with tips and tricks, to help with our taxes, and everything in between. If you’re worried that you don’t know about makeup, DONT! There are so many resources provided to help you!

Who can become a Beauty Guide?

Anyone 18 years and older can become a Beauty Guide. LimeLife has expanded into 10 countries so far! You can buy and sell products in those countries. Our first 10 countries are: United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and Australia! Woot woot! You CAN have international teams!

How do you get paid?

At LimeLife, you get paid on the 7th of each month unless it fall on a weekend, and then you get paid the Friday before. As I said before, you get paid on every dollar you sell. No minimums, no catches. Commission is 20%-35% depending on how much you sell or your team sells. The more you sell, the more you make.

You also make commission on your team sales. When people join under your link, they become a part of your team and you earn money from their sales as well. In order to earn commission on your team sales, you must be “Active.” Active is a minimum amount of $300 in sales. This is to help prevent a situation where someone on the top of a team isn’t working their business and isn’t adding any leadership or support.

Here is a brief snapshot of the compensation plan.


When you first sign up to be a Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone, there is a Fast Start Program to help you hit the ground running and help earn some extra incentives for getting your business started on the right foot.

It’s important to note that anyone who you recruit, if they hit their Fast Start Bonuses, you earn bonuses from that as well.

Every month, from the minute you begin, in addition to your Fast Start Program, you can earn points off of sales. 1 Point = $1 in Product Credit

To keep the sales field excited and on their toes, every month as a beauty guide, you can earn Free2BeMe points. You can use these points to buy ANYTHING from flights, to a new car seat for your baby, a leaf blower for your husband, a Disney vacation and beyond!

LimeLife also has mid-level executive bonuses once you hit the level of Lead Director, which is only 4 steps up the ladder! When you hit that promotion you start earning lifestyle bonuses. One of the great things about LimeLife’s compensation plan versus other companies is a lot of time their executive bonuses come in the form of a car. Cars are shinny and new but what is not great about receiving a car is if you don’t hit the same amount of team sales, or personal sales, or whatever got you to that point, then you are stuck with a car payment. You are the one stuck paying it, not them. That’s why I love a cash bonus so much! You can use it for a car payment, mortgage, debt, tuition, whatever you’d like!

Plus every year LimeLife offers an incentive trips. These trips are absolutely amazing!! They are always at the most stunning resorts! This is where we’ve been in years past…

Are there any fees?

Yes, there is a $9.99 per month website fee. As a blogger, I know how much websites can cost. This $9.99 takes care of you having a unique link that will direct people to your replicated LimeLife website. People can order there, just like they would any other online shopping website, it will be mailed directly to them, and you earn the commission! LimeLife’s website is always professional (just the like brand), its easy to navigate, and your clients will have no problems finding what they need and ordering it. Trust me, less than $10 a month is a small price to pay for a website that works. 😅

There is also a $75 annual fee. Most network marketing companies have an annual fee that is hundreds of dollars. It’s important that you read all of the fine print when you sign up with whatever company that you are representing. What is great about LimeLife is if you sell $600 per month for 10 months out of the year, they waive your annual fee! It’s part of the bonus points program.

What’s the catch?

There isn’t any! There are no contracts, you can quit anytime. There is also no inventory. LimeLife doesn’t believe in making money off of its sales field. You will NEVER be pressured to buy products and then have to try to resell them.

This is a legit way to make money from home. You can pay off those pesky student loans, go on your dream vacation and build community on top of it!

Check out this article I wrote about 15 Reasons Why You Should Be A Beauty Guide! There is so much to say, I’m having a hard time putting it in this post!

How do I sign up?

When you are ready to take on this amazing adventure, head to my website HERE.

There are 2 starter kits to choose from! There is basic Business Kit that is $99 and has $180 in products. And a Silver Business Kit is $169 which has about $400 in products! You choose which is best for you!

$99 Business Kit

To see an up close look at what comes in the $169 starter kit, check out THIS POST.

I can’t wait to lock arms with you and help you build the business of your dreams! If you have any questions at all, I am more than happy to answer them for you! You can reach me in all these ways, or leave a comment below.





Til next time,

Mellie 💋


15 Reasons Why You Should be a Beauty Guide

Becoming a Beauty Guide was by far one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and my family. One day I’ll do a post on why I joined LimeLife, and the story behind it but for now, I want to concentrate on why YOU should become a beauty guide.


As a beauty guide you earn 20%-35% on all products that you sell. There is no minimum to sell in order to earn commission. You earn 20% off your first dollar sold. The more you sell, the more you earn. Also, the more your team sells, the more your personal commission goes up also! In addition to your commission, you also earn points, aka in store credit, for your sales. I also need to note, at LimeLife we earn off of RETAIL sales, NOT wholesale!

Fast Start Bonuses:

LimeLife has a tiered fast start program. If you are not familiar with that, it is a series of bonuses that you can hit your first 3 months in the company. It helps you get your business off to a fast and exciting start! I can help you hit the ground running to make sure you hit your fast starts!

Plus you earn bonuses when people who join your team earn them!

Mid-Level Lifestyle Bonuses:

There is a tiered lifestyle/car bonus in the middle of the compensation plan! You don’t even have to be the very tip top of the company to earn them! What is so great about LimeLife’s lifestyle bonus is that it is a cash bonus. In a lot of direct sales companies, you’ll earn a “free car” but if your team doesn’t sell as much the next month, you’re roped into paying the car payment because you didn’t earn it again. At LimeLife, you earn the bonus, if you don’t the next month you aren’t penalized in any way. The bonuses go as followed Lead Director earns an additional $500 per month, Star Director earns an additional $750 per month, and Senior Direct earns an additional $1000 a month, all in addition to their regular commission checks! There is a whole other tier of bonuses to hit after that!

Hostess Rewards:

When people host LimeLife parties, they are able to earn points based off of how much money is brought in from their party. Again, 1 point = $1 in store credit. At LimeLife, Beauty Guides can host their own party, in person or online and earn points that way! Play your cards right and you’ll never have to buy your own products!

Monthly Sales Incentives:

Every month, LimeLife offers different sales incentives. These incentives are very attainable and make being a part of this company that much more fun! Every month they offer 3-4 incentives. I created this mashup graphic just so you can see how awesome the incentives are! For example, in July the theme is parties and we can earn: popsicle molds, ice bucket, speaker, and Riki mirror. That mirror is a $194 value!! All products are LimeLife branded.

Paid Vacation Month:

Say what?! It’s true! LimeLife will give you one month a year paid vacation!

No Inventory:

There is no minimum you must sell to maintain being a Beauty Guide, and LimeLife also does not want their Beauty Guides holding inventory. LimeLife knows that one of the direct sales traps that people fall into is being their products initially and then trying to sell it to their clients. That is the quickest and easiest way for someone in the network marketing industry to lose money. We don’t want you to get caught in that trap!

All Inclusive Incentive Trips:

Every year, LimeLife offers an all inclusive incentive trip to a gorgeous destination! You earn your trip by earning points along the way. In 2018 the incentive trip was to Aruba, in 2019 the incentive trip was to Costa Rica, and in 2020 we can chose between Cabo San Lucas and Spain! Eek!!

Annual Training Retreats:

When you hit the executive level (the bonuses mentioned above) you are able to go to the annual executive training retreats. These retreats are also in the most gorgeous locations! Napa Valley, Hilton Head Island, the list goes on.

Professional Cosmetics:

LimeLife has 15 different manufactures. Why? Because we want the best of the best. So we took a little from that company, and a little from this company, until we built the best quality line of products available. LimeLife is the only networking marketing company to be invited to the IMATS!

All Natural Effective Skincare:

LimeLife’s skincare is all natural, leaping bunny certified, vegan, and effective! Not only is it effective, its affordable. Less than $100 for a whole skincare routine!

Psst! The bar of soap that cleared up this sweet lady’s face, is only $14!!!

Transparent CEO and corporate staff that works for YOU:

Michele Gay and her niece, Madison Mallardi are the Co-Founders and Co-CEO of LimeLife by Alcone. They have the Beauty Guides at heart with every decision made. Every Monday, someone from corporate (often times Michele) jumps on our company Facebook group and talks to us live about what is going on with the company that week. It’s so great knowing what is going on behind the scenes. The Beauty Guides are never out of the loop, no matter their ranking!


You’ll never have to worry about not being equipped for your business at LimeLife. Corporate has trainings weekly, and if you join my team, we have trainings daily. There is so much trainings, you couldn’t possibly keep up. You get to pick and chose and watch the trainings that YOU need.


Being a Beauty Guide with LimeLife offers lots of discounts! You are able to get wholesale prices on your LimeLife products. You are also about to get 15% off at our parent company, the makeup industry legend, Alcone. You are also able to get discounted tickets to different makeup shows around the country!


LimeLife’s motto is collaboration, not competition. We don’t have a scarcity mindset at LimeLife we know that everyone can win! When you become a beauty guide, you also become part of an amazing community that lifts you up every step of the way!

Becoming a Beauty Guide:

When you sign up to become a beauty guide, you get our amazing starter kit! The starter kit is packed full of makeup, skincare, tools, and business materials to help you get your business started off right! To learn more about the starter kit, check out this blog post!

When you’re ready to sign up, you can click this link, and follow the steps to get started! Once you sign up, make sure to email me at or find me on Facebook and send me a message! I’ll help you get started, put you in our team group, and in our team chat!

If you have any questions, I’ll be more than happy to answer them for you! If you would like to learn more about our team culture at LimeLife, send me a message on Facebook! I’ll add you to a group and you can get a glimpse of Beauty Guide life!

You can find me at any of these places:





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).


Brighter Together Foundation

The Brighter Together Foundation was established in 2017.

The purpose of this foundation is to foster the innate entrepreneurial spirit of women in the most impoverished societies around the world.

To serve this mission, the Brighter Together Foundation is a global partner with Project Concern International’s (PCI) Women Empowered (WE) Initiative.

This highly-successful, savings-led micro financing program teaches women how to:

• Start and build a business

• Save profits from that business, and then

• Combine the savings to create community-led micro financing programs.

• Be powerful leaders in their community

The WE Initiative does not give global female entrepreneurs funding.

It provides these women with comprehensive knowledge, training, and guidance to start and build their own successful business.

What makes the WE Initiative special is that they further train these female business owners to combine a portion of their profits.

This collection of funds provide education to young girls in the community, help other local women start their own businesses, and increase their economic, cultural, and political status.

Funding for the Brighter Together efforts come from rank promotion donations, sales of custom collections, and contributions from our sales field.

Our foundation passes 100% of its funding onto our charitable partner and 89% of PCI’s funding goes directly to entrepreneurial field training and support.

In its first year, The Brighter Together Foundation donated over $340,000 to the Women Empowerment program. I can’t wait to see the second year’s numbers because I KNOW we blew that out of the water! Also in the first year, our goal was to help train and develop 2,000 female entrepreneus in Tanzania, Burundi, Guatemala, and India. The amount of women we actually were able to help was approximatel 6,800!!!

If you want to join our efforts, you can send a donation to:

The Brighter Together Foundation

c/o Limelife by Alcone

5-45 49th Avenue

Long Island City, NY 11101

Shop our Custom Collections with the Brighter Together icon.

For every dollar you save, the company will donate a dollar to the foundation

Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about a foundation that is close to my heart!

Make sure to follow me on all the things so you don’t miss a beat!





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).