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.
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.
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!
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!
Anyone struggles with eczema or has watched a family member or friend deal with it, knows how difficult it can be. My middle daughter has struggled with eczema every winter since she was born. We are lucky that during the summer months her skin is clear but as soon as the weather changes, eczema is back to rear its ugly head. I can only imagine how uncomfortable it is for her. We have come up with a couple tricks that have help tremendously.
Avoiding too many baths. This will be one to experiment for yourself but we learned that baths actually dry her out and cause her eczema to flair. In theory, baths are supposed to add moisture to your skin, for us it was opposite. We do no more than 2 baths per week during the winter.
Long pants and sleeves to sleep. Bless her heart, our daughter will scratch while she sleeps. Its heartbreaking to wake up and find little blood spots on her sheets where she scratched during the night and didn’t even realize she was doing it. Sleeping with long sleeves and long pants has helped that problem tremendously!
Keeping her cool at night. I could have listed this as 2b, because it goes along with my second point. Sweating can irritate eczema and even cause a heat rash in little ones. So while we need to her to sleep with long sleeves and pants, we are sure to keep her room a bit cooler so she doesn’t get too warm throughout the night.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Twice a day, everyday, even if you don’t see any inflammation. Staying ahead of the rash is always my main goal. I never take for granted that her eczema is gone because every time I’ve thought she’s beat it, it showed me just how naïve I am. Our favorite lotion to use for her eczema is a body lotion by LimeLife by Alcone called “Forty Cure Creme.” Its the only lotion that I have found that doesn’t “burn” her skin when we put it on. Many lotions contain fragrances and other ingredients that irritate her eczema. No tears with this one!!
Forty Cure Creme is an all natural, paraben free hand and body cream. It contains a blend of Citrus and Lavender Essential Oils, and a valuable main ingredient, Tamanu Seed Oil. This oil is derived from the Tamnau Seed, also known as Foraha. It comes from a giant tree in Tahiti that is dubbed by locals as the “forty-cure tree.” It has many pain-relieving and healing properties that are great for chapped skin, caused by environmental factors or eczema. This oil is used to treat wounds, rashes, burns, eczema, rosacea, dry skin, and many other skin ailments.
You can apply the Forty Cure Creme as often as needed. For extra hydrations, liberally apply the lotion to your hands and feet, then wrap in mittens and booties to help with maximum absorption. We like to apply right before we slide on her long sleeve jammies and pants!
I found some client testimonials, read their reviews plus check out these before and after’s to see how other people have benefited from Forth Cure Creme as well!
People also like to pair Forty Cure Creme with another product, One Drop Wonder. One Drop Wonder is a carrier oil so it helps other products be absorbed deeper into the skin. Its made of one simple all natural ingredient, Pomifera Oil. It can be mixed with any products to act as a booster to enhance that product’s benefits.
I know that I am not alone in trying a million products to help with my daughter’s eczema, as well as prescription ointment from the doctor. This has been our staple product for years. You can rest easy in the fact that this product is all natural, safe for children.
You can order it here. If you’d like to pair it with the One Drop Wonder, you’ll receive free shipping. Don’t forget, LimeLife has a 30 day 100% happiness guarantee.
If I can help answer any questions for you, please let me know!
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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.
There’s nothing that compares to the feeling of home. But the home itself can take on so many different meanings. For some, it’s a person or group of people; for others, it’s a city or set of surroundings. It might be the place where your story began or where you go to start a new chapter. As we turn the page to the holiday season, we hope you enjoy the warmth and wonder wherever it feels like home.
Whether you’re feeling curious, adventurous, or even a bit wicked, there’s an Enduring Eyeliner Pencil to match your mood. The gel-based formula glides on smoothly for even application and intense color payoff. The Wizard of Eyes Collection bundles together five duos, for a total of ten long-wear colors!
It’s not about where you go, its who you meet along the way.
They say there’s no place like home, but we think taking the comforts of home to-go is even better. Bundled together for travel, the mini Lemon Drop Hand Sanitizer instantly sanitizes and moisturizes, while the mini Forty Cure Crème and Classic Perfect Balm combat dry, jetlagged skin and lips.
Find courage from top to tail with two of our best-selling confidence boosters. Apply One Drop Wonder on its own or mixed with your favorite moisturizer to hydrate and smooth facial fine lines and wrinkles. Treat the rest of your skin to Dew Confidence, made with aromatic essential oils to visibly firm and tone.
These are two products that I use every single day without fail! Dew Confidence deserves its own blog post, I’ll write about that soon. It’s provides some incredible results! Check out these before and after!
One Drop Wonder has had its own clinical trial! Look at these results!
Make sure the men in your life are scrubbed, soothed, hydrated, and never in need of an oil can! The Tin Man Collection comes stocked with travel-sized necessities including Power Start Face and Body Wash, Cool Down Face Balm, Charged Up Shaving Cream, and charcoal Farm to Tub Soap, all in a stylish tin for easy gifting.
These beautiful soy candles make an amazing gift. They are clean candles, so no worries about chemicals being put into the air! 50 hours of burn time. Come beautifully packaged in a gift box and include a box of matches.
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.
The fruity, floral, and the 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.
Help your favorite little one get started on a long life of self-care. The LittleLife Collection is the perfect introduction to makeup, featuring a Little Lip Balm and Little Perfect Blush and a Little Powder Brush. All are tucked into a perfectly sized iridescent bag.
No need to click your heels; your wish already came true! We’ve reimagined our Perfect Lip Gloss with a limited edition ruby jeweled top. Slipped into a gift box that doubles as an adorable ornament, it’s the holiday gift they’ll write home about.
Let them splish splash while you soothe and soften. Squeaky Clean Shampoo & Wash for Baby is created with organic botanicals to nourish even the most sensitive skin. The tear-free formula is gentle enough to use every day. For a limited time, make bath time even more fun with a rubber duck gift as a gift to you!
Enjoy playing in the sun with your little beach bunny, knowing their sensitive skin is safely protected. Sunny Bunny SPF 50 provides powerful broad-spectrum coverage, free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrance. Plus, make sunny days even sweeter with a baby hat as your gift with the Sunny Bunny Collection!
Finally, find out what it means to sleep like a baby. Nourish little ones’ delicate skin with Little Snooze Soothing Lotion, crafted with plant-based butters and oils. Among them, lavender essential oil offers calming aromatherapy. With a sloth teether as your gift, the Little Snooze Collection makes bedtime a breeze.
Babies may not come with instructions, but at least taking care of their delicate skin can be as simple as possible. The Bundle of Joy Collection includes Squeaky Clean Shampoo & Wash, Sunny Bunny Sunscreen Cream SPF 50 and Little Snooze Soothing Lotion. Plus, enjoy three adorable stuffed animals as a gift with purchase!
Good things come in small packages – and in this case, possibly the best things! The Munchkin Collection features mini sizes of our must-haves: Perfect Lip Gloss, Enduring Lip Color, Enduring Eyeliner Pencil, and Perfect Mascara. Stash these staples in your travel bag or at work for midday touch-ups.
There are 3 different Lollipop Littles Collections:
Show off your shine any time of year with the Power Glow Collection, which pairs our top glow-getters. In a trio of shades, Perfect Glow Drops are infused with coconut oil for natural hydration, while the Perfect Blush & Bronzer duo provides just the right amount of pigment to highlight your favorite features.
The Soap & Joy Collection features our NEW pump-top bottle of Soap & Joy Cream Hand Soap and Forty Cure Crème in a convenient tube. Made with tamanu seed oil from the legendary “Forty Cure” tree, the moisture-rich creme can be used to target skin ailments or for everyday hydration.
Over the Rainbow
Take you makeup application Over The Rainbow. Troubles melt like lemon drops with this set of problem-solving makeup mirrors!
Light up the world everywhere you go with the Glamcor Riki Cutie. This travel-sized, ultra-lightweight mirror features optimum lighting with three-stage dimming, a rechargeable battery, a shatterproof mirror, and has a built-in retractable finger ring and leg stand. Store in its soft carrying sleeve and touch up with perfect lighting on-the-go!
This lighted mirror’s sleek and modern design will upgrade anyone’s vanity. The RIKI SKINNY is not only an amazing mirror but the best streaming device. The Bluetooth selfie function and magnetic phone holder allow you to take effortless selfies, quality Youtube videos, or follow along in makeup tutorials. No filter is needed when you use the natural light setting for selfies or makeup applications.
Bundle the limited-edition RIKI Cutie and RIKI Skinny and save $20!
As if there was any doubt, LimeLife hit it out of the park again with this amazing collection! You can seriously cross everyone off your list with all these goodies. As always, if you have any questions please reach out! I’ll be happy to answer them for you.
* A special THANK YOU for shopping small this holiday season! My family is so grateful for you and this community!!!
I am obsessed with body scrubs these day! Exfoliating all over before applying self tanner is crucial. Plus, it leaves you feeling amazing!! The great news is that LimeLife has a brand new collection for us with BIG savings. The Renew Body Collection has everything you need to treat and care for your skin from head to toe. In this collection you get your choice of exfoliating scrub and it includes two hydrating lotions. Here are your options:
Super-moisturizing sugar body scrub made with Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea and Olive Butters, and Lemon Verbena Oil, which is super refreshing. Sugar granules gently exfoliate to instantly reveal glowing, healthy, and hydrated skin. This scrub smell ah-mazing. You’re almost tempted to eat it, but don’t! It doesn’t taste as good as it smells 😉
My personal favorite body scrub! It’s great for exfoliating super dry and rough skin. This body scrub has polishing Walnut Shell Powder, Bamboo, and a refreshing essential oil blend of Lemongrass, Mimosa Flower, and Litsea. This scrub gently foams, exfoliates, and leaves your skin smelling lemony fresh and silky smooth. The Walnut Shell Powder exfoliates and removed dead or dry skin cells. The Bamboo Powder is from the hills of India and makes the skin more vibrant. While the Algae and Rice Extracts provide firming agents and the Milk Thistle is known for exceptional moisturizing. I mean, what a perfect combo of ingredients! I truly love this product!
The Two Body Lotions:
Creme of the Crop
Creme of the Crop of a extra-rich, decadent, protective creme. It contains the highest quality African Shae Butter and Safflower Seed Oil, that penetrates deeply to heal dry, cracked, and calluses skin. The shea butter is extracted from the shea nut in a way that doesn’t decrease the benefits of this oil. The shea butter is purchased from an African production corporation that harvests responsibly to keep the indigenous shea tree thriving. This creme also contains Lavender Water which is a soothing and hydrating ingredient that absorbs into the skin. This creme can be used all over the body or as a daily hand creme.
Forty Cure Creme
I’ve talked about this product before here and here. It is by far one of my favorite products and crucial in my household because one of my daughters has eczema and she uses it everyday to help her dry, itchy skin. Forty Cure Creme is a super rich hand and body cream. It contains a blend of Citrus and Lavender Essential Oils and an ingredient called, Tamanu Seed Oil. This oil is obtained from “The Forty Cure” tree in Tahiti. This oil is used to treat wounds, rashes, burn, eczema, rosacea, dry skin, and many other skin ailments. It is the main ingredient in this therapeutic body cream.
You can purchase any of these products individually but now you can bundle an exfoliant and the two lotions to save some money. Woot Woot! And not just a little money, TWENTY DOLLARS! Y’all, $20 savings is pretty dang good. To order, follow THIS LINK, and pick your favs!
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!