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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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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,

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New Year’s Eve Makeup Collection

We’re all getting excited for countdowns, confetti and champagne toasts, and you are probably more eager than ever to ring in the New Year. This new Twenty-One Collection is everything we look forward to in 2021: A chance to be bold and bright-eyed as we celebrate a fresh start!

The Twenty-One Collection features a limited-edition Enduring Eyeliner Duo in shades “Champagne” and “21”, plus a mini Making Waves Waterproof Mascara, all tucked in a limited-edition “2021” makeup case. This must-have collection is definitely worth celebrating because it is only available while supplies last!

What the Collection Includes:

Limited-Edition Enduring Eyeliner Pencil Duo

In shade “Champagne” and “21”

Mini Making Waves Waterproof Mascara

Limited-Edition “2021” Makeup case

You’ll love wearing the metallic liners in their own or to turn up the drama on a classic smokey eye. And if you haven’t tried Making Waves mascara yet, this mini size is the perfect way to test it out. It is hands down the best waterproof mascara I’ve ever tried. You can read more about it on this blog post. Your lashes will be full and glossy, and will last through even the longest celebrations!

I hope you have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve!

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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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