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

LimeLife Holiday Collection 2019

A note from LimeLife’s CEOs:

The Beauty of Believing

We are so excited to introduce this year’s Holiday Collection, The Beauty of Believing. This collection was inspired by the child-like belief in magic that fills us with joy during the Holiday Seasons. We hope that magic, excitement, and energy of all the traditions during this season bring you abundance and love.

With love and joy,

Michele & Madison

Soap and Joy Collection

The Soap & Joy Collection is the perfect gift for teachers, party hosts, friends, neighbors, co-workers and everyone in between.

Contains:

1 Farm to Tub Soap – Lavender & Lemongrass

1 Farm to Tub Soap – Peppermint

1 Farm to Tub Soap – White Tea & Ginger

Our Farm to Tub Soaps contain aromatic blends of skin-soothing ingredients that will leave you both relaxed and refreshed. Created with a blend of coconut oil, sustainably sourced, rainforest-friendly palm and essential oils, our vegan body soaps will leave your skin feeling clean, moisturized and delicately scented.

Lavender & Lemongrass

Lemongrass leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed while lavender is known for its soothing, restorative properties.

Peppermint

Refresh and energize skin while reducing clogged pores with Peppermint essential oil.

White Tea & Ginger

Nourish skin and produce a radiant glow with antioxidant rich essential oils from White Tea and Ginger.

Game Face Collection

The Game Face Collection is the perfect gift for your family, friends, significant other, or yourself! Don’t let the black packaging fool you! This line isn’t only for men. I use the Power Start Face Wash daily in the shower.

Contains:

1 Power Start Face & Body Wash

1 Cool Down Face Balm

1 Charged Up Shaving Cream

1 Charcoal Farm to Tub Vegan Body Soap

Invigorate and exfoliate skin with Power Start Face & Body Wash to recharge dry or dull skin. Achieve a clean, close shave with Charged Up Shaving Cream to create an instant feeling of freshness and leave skin feeling clean, soft and toned. Hydrate and brighten skin with Cool Down Face Balm while reducing dark spots and signs of aging. The activated Charcoal in our Farm to Tub Body Soap draws bacteria, toxins and dirt to the surface while Tea Tree Oil is a powerful, natural antiseptic to produce clean and refreshed skin all over.

Midnight Dream Collection

The Midnight Dream Collection is the perfect gift for friends, family, skin care lovers, and even yourself!

Contains:

1 Midnight Oil™ Cleanser

1 Midnight Oil™ Serum

1 Pombomb Bath Bomb

Achieve radiant, glowing skin in your sleep with the Midnight Dream Collection. This collection includes a travel-sized Midnight Oil™ Cleanser, Midnight Oil™ Serum and Midnight Oil™ Bath Bomb infused with antioxidant-rich Marula Oil to improve skin’s radiance and illuminate the complexion while you sleep.

About Our Marula Oil

The Marula Oil in our amazing Midnight Oil™ Cleanser and Serum is a free-radical, skin-protecting oil. Precious bioactive lipids defend skin from dehydration and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We purchase our Marula Oil from a village business in Kenya that employs 180 people year-round and 3,000 people for the seasonal harvest. While taking extraordinary care, each Marula shell is hand selected and cracked using machetes and the small kernels are extracted using metal picks. The oil is cold-pressed using no solvents. After pressing, it is filtered through a small, but state-of-the-art filter to ensure the oil is free of any contaminants. Since women do most of the work, the money earned is most often spent to send their children to school. It is common for the children to be the first in the family ever to attend school.

To learn more about the benefits of Marula Oil, check out my blog post – 8 Incredible Benefits of Marula Oil.

Believe in You Collection

The Believe in You Collection is the perfect gift for your friends, family, new mothers, mother’s-to-be, or yourself.

Contains:

1 Dew Confidence Body Treatment Oil

1 Pombomb Bath Bomb

The Believe in You Collection contains our new Dew Confidence Body Treatment Oil and a lavender and Pomifera Oil™ infused bath bomb so your skin can indulge in the luxury it deserves. Our Dew Confidence firming body treatment oil contains an aromatic essential oil blend of Hazelnut, Rosemary, Geranium and Mint to visibly firm, tone and improve elasticity of the skin. Hazelnut oil, rich in Omega 9 and Vitamin E, locks in moisture to smooth skin while the lightweight formula absorbs instantly. Apply while in the shower or after soaking in a Lavender Pombomb infused bath. Dew Confidence Body Treatment Oil is recommended for all skin types and highly recommended for expecting mothers.

Believe in Light Collection

Gift the gift of light with our limited-edition candle gift set. This collection includes our best-selling Walk in the Woods holiday candle, our Signature White Flower candle and our new Positive Vibes Candle.

LimeLife by Alcone’s Signature Candle

White Flower & Teakwood

The fresh, crisp and floral scent of our Signature Candle fills the air with the essence of Teakwood wrapped in Gardenia, Lily of the Valley, Tea Rose and Jasmine with hints of Lime and Dewy Greens.

Walk in the Woods Candle

Cedarwood & Eucalyptus

The woodsy, spicy and warm scent of the Walk in the Woods Candle fills the air with the essence of Cedarwood and Sandalwood wrapped in Siberian Fir Balsam and Eucalyptus with hints of orange zest and Star Anise.

Positive Vibes Candle

Pink Sugar & Pear Blossom

The fruity, floral and sweet scent of the Positive Vibes Candle fills the air with the essence of Pink Sugar and White Woods wrapped in Jasmine Petals and Pear Blossom with hints of Pink Pepper, Mandarin and Lychee.

Lip-Lip-Hooray Collection 

Collection options:

Collection 1:

1 Perfect Balm in Classic

1 Perfect Lip Scrub in Classic

Collection 2:

1 Perfect Balm in Pink Grapefruit

1 Perfect Lip Scrub in Classic

Collection 3:

1 Perfect Balm in Ruby Red

1 Perfect Lip Scrub in Classic

Collection 4:

1 Perfect Balm in Dragon Fruit

1 Perfect Lip Scrub in Classic

Fortune Teller Collection

Prepare for a year of lengthy lashes with the Fortune Teller Collection.

This collection includes four of our best-selling Perfect Mascaras in black so you don’t have to worry about running out of mascara for a full year! Simply replace your mascara every three months and reach out to your local Beauty Guide when you are ready to try your next LimeLife products. Our Perfect Mascara instantly creates the appearance of longer, fuller lashes. This professional formula contains lengthening fibers that can be applied in layers to create lashes that appear to keep growing and growing.

LittleLife Collection

The LittleLife Collection is the perfect gift for the LittleLife that lights up your life!

Contains:

1 Little Lip Balm

1 Little Perfect Blush

1 Little Powder Brush

1 LittleLife Handbag

This makeup set was designed specifically for kids that love playing with makeup and want to start a collection of their own. The LittleLife Collection contains a natural Little Lip Balm with a touch of shimmer and a Little Perfect Blush in a coordinating shade in paper packaging with a cute sprinkle pattern. Your LittleLife can take her products on the go in their LittleLife Handbag and can apply anywhere with their Little Powder Brush using the built-in mirror in their blush palette. At LimeLife we believe teaching children the value of self-care and confidence and the power of a little makeup can start at any age!

Starry Eyes Collection

Open your eyes to life’s exciting wonders with the Starry Eyes collection!

Contains:

1 Mini Enduring Eyeliner Pencil in Black

1 Mini Perfect Mascara in Black

1 On the Rise Eyelash Curler

1 Strike Rich Brow Gel in Clear

Enduring Eyeliner Pencil

Our high coverage, gel-based eyeliner pencil smoothly glides on for an even application with an intense color payoff. The long-wear formula lasts up to 24 hours for a waterproof, smudge-proof look that will take you from day to night with confidence.

Perfect Mascara-

Our best-selling product instantly creates the appearance of longer, fuller lashes. This professional formula contains lengthening fibers that can be applied in layers to create lashes that appear to keep growing and growing.

Strike Rich Brow Gel-

Our water-resistant formula keeps brows tamed and in place.

On The Rise Lash Curler-

Create perfectly curled lashes with this slim, professional quality eyelash curler. Our eyelash curler was designed to catch each individual eyelash, without pinching, for the perfect eye-opening look.

Brow Magic Collection

Create magically perfect brows that are full, defined, and natural with the Brow Magic Collection.

Contains:

1 Claim to Frame Brow Pencil

1 Strike Rich Brow Gel

1 Travel Bag

The Brow Magic Collections contains our two best-selling brow products in a convenient travel bag and is available in three shade variations- Light, Medium and Dark. Our ultra-slim brow pencils create incredibly fine, hair-like strokes to achieve brows that are full and defined, yet completely natural. The creamy and soft texture glides on easily for a precise and gentle application that will not pull or irritate skin. Transform your brows and keep them in place with a smudge-proof, water-resistant formula you can count on. Take your brows to the next level with Strike Rich Brow Gel. Our tinted brow gel is rich in pigment and plant-based fibers to add volume and fill in sparse areas of the brow. This water-resistant formula keeps color and fibers locked on to tame, define, and hold the shape of your brow.

Light- Blonde/Light Brown Hair Color

Medium- Dark Blonde/Medium Brown Hair Color

Dark- Dark Brown/Black Hair Color

Ka-Lip-Oscope Collection

Need a gift for your girlfriend, daughter, hard-to-buy-for teen, teachers, neighbors, everyone?! This is it! This is a real kaleidoscope that is packed with little lippies!

Contains:

1 Enduring Lip Color

2 Perfect Lip Gloss

The Ka-Lip-Ocope Collection contains a Mini Enduring Lip Color and two Mini Perfect Lip Glosses in best-selling shades and favorite combinations. Our Enduring Lip Color applies as a liquid and transforms to a matte, velvety finish. The long-lasting formula will not dry out your lips and has a subtle, natural vanilla scent. Our Perfect Lip Gloss formula adds a touch of shine, wears comfortably and creates the appearance of healthy, voluminous lips. Remove shades from your Ka-Lip-Oscope, look through and enjoy the light and colors that shine through.

Collection 01

-Enduring Lip Color in Ruby Chocolate

-Perfect Lip Gloss in Inspire and Dream

Collection 02

-Enduring Lip Color in Macaroon

-Perfect Lip Gloss in Grace and Peace

Collection 03

-Enduring Lip Color in Cocotini

-Perfect Lip Gloss in Humble and Faith

Fierce by Aly Collection

Give the gift of Fierce with our Fierce by Aly Holiday Collection. This collection includes a Fiercey by Aly Eyeshadow Palette, Enduring Eyeliner Pencil Duo and a FREE Makeup Case.

Contains:

1 – Fierce by Aly Eyeshadow Palette – NET WT. 0.21 OZ. /6 g

1 – Fierce by Aly Enduring Eyeliner Pencil Duo – NET WT. 0.042 OZ./1.2 g

1 – Makeup Case

Create a variety of looks that compliment who you are and how you feel with the FIERCE by Aly Perfect Eyeshadow Palettes. Our highly pigmented eyeshadow powders blend beautifully for a smooth, long-lasting finish. Our Enduring Eyeliner Pencil Duo includes two shades in one to perfectly complement who you are each day. The high coverage, gel-based eyeliner pencil smoothly glides on for an even application with an intense color payoff. The long-wear formula lasts up to 24 hours for a waterproof, smudge-proof look that will take you from day to night with confidence.

Collection 01

-Fierce by Aly Eyeshadow Palette “Speak Up”

-Fierce by Aly Enduring Eyeliner Pencil Duo “Work Hard/Play Hard”

Collection 02

-Fierce by Aly Eyeshadow Palette “Find Balance”

-Fierce by Aly Enduring Eyeliner Pencil Duo “Be Proud/Appreciate You”

Collection 03

-Fierce by Aly Eyeshadow Palette “Be Present”

-Fierce by Aly Enduring Eyeliner Pencil Duo “AM/PM”

To learn more about the Aly Collection and see inspo for different looks, check out my blog post, Fall 2019 Makeup Collection and New Fall Makeup Collection Part 2.

So so many great gifts! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and I’ll be happy to answer any and every question you may have!

As always, don’t forget! LimeLife has a 30 day money back guarantee and free shipping starts at $77!

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Til next time,

Mell 💋

Beauty

8 Incredible Benefits of Marula Oil

By now, you’ve probably heard of Marula oil…but like, what in the heck is it?
It is an oil that is harvested in South Africa from the nut inside the marula fruit. Check out what all it does!

marula-fruit

1) Marula Oil is rich in antioxidants-
In fact, it has 50%-60% more antioxidants than most other oils used for skincare. Antioxidants protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants in skin care products can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging.


2) Marula Oil has 8 times the Vitamin C of oranges-

Vitamin C, when applied to the skin, provides a skin-rejuvenating effect by improving collagen synthesis in the skin that slows down with aging, as well as limiting skin damage from free radicals.

3) Heals chapped lips
Marula Oil used on the lips works even better than chapstick! Marula oil has properties that make the skin have more elasticity and the lips are no exception to that. Using marula oil every day on your lips will keep them looking soft and full.

marula oil

4) Great for all skin types
Even though marula oil is well…an oil, its actually great for all skin types. For oily skin ladies, washing your face with a harsh cleanser will strip your face of all of its natural oil. This causes your skin to overproduce oil and in fact, cause you to be even more oily. Using an oil will actually help your skin’s chemistry balance out.

5) High in Fatty Acids
Why is this important? Marula oil specifically contains an omega 9 called oleic acid. This fatty acid has the ability to get deep in your skin, and hydrate better. Friend, hydration is KEY! This also is helpful when dealing with dry skin. If you are dealing with dry/damaged skin, marula oil is working well for people as a long term moisturizer.

6) Protects the skin from environmental aggressors-
The sun, pollution, and wind, can all harm your skin. The fatty acids in the oil protect against your environment that can cause premature aging.

marula oil 2

7) Great for Acne-
Say what? No need to be afraid of this oil as an acne sufferer! It actually helps battle breakouts. It is non-comedogenic, which means it wont clog your pours. Being high in omega fatty acids and it absorbs quickly means that it is safe for those with acne. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties that fight future bacteria, it actually heals your blemishes faster!

These women have amazing results after using LimeLife by Alcone’s Midnight Oil Collection after just a short time.

8) Anti-aging-
Marula oil a natural ability to fight signs of aging. The antioxidants assist the skin in eleminating signs of aging like dry/dull skin, and spots caused by the sun or diet.

Again, these women have seen incredible results after using LimeLife by Alcone’s Midnight Oil Collection in just a short amount of time!

LimeLife by Alcone’s Midnight Oil Collection a is cleansing oil and facial serum duo is infused with naturally derived extracts and essential oils to gently removes makeup and impurities without stripping skin of its protective lipid layer. Formulated with antioxidant-rich Marula Oil and millet seed extract, this cleanser and moisturizing facial serum works to improve skin’s radiance and illuminate the complexion. Use Midnight Oil Cleanser nightly followed by Midnight Oil Facial Serum to produce revitalized and radiant skin while you sleep.

You can grab your Midnight Oil Collection here!

I hope this answers some questions for you!
Til next time,
Mell