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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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New Fall Makeup

I love switching up my makeup for a new season! Every year I look forward to the new beauty products that come out in the fall. As per usual, LimeLife did not disappoint with their fall launch. 12 new products 😱 here they are!

Lip Liners

LimeLife expanded their lipliner line with 5 NEW shades. These enduring lip liners are long lasting, not drying, and go on like buttah! A cool feature is that there is a built in sharpener on the cap, so you can always have the perfect point. These are stunning shades for all skin types. I included swatches below so you can see what colors would work best for your skintone.

Perfect Glow Drops

You don’t have to leave your glowy skin in the summer. These creamy illuminator drops create the appearance of youthful, hydrated and radiant skin while naturally illuminating the complexion. Coconut infused drops are nourishing and hydrating helping the skin feel soft and smooth before you apply your makeup.

3 Shades to chose from: Rose’, Champagne, Bronze. Let’s check these illuminators out!

Pro Packs of Blenderfuls

Now my favorite makeup sponge comes in a mini AND a multipack! I had gotten my hands on a mini Blenderful from previous limited holiday products and I was SSOOOO excited to see it come back as a permanent fixture in the line! Why do I love it so much? Latex free, softest, most luxurious sponge I’ve ever used. It’s my absolute favorite way to apply my foundation and leaves the most beautiful finish. For the pro or the average joe, the Blenderful now comes in a 6 pack! Minis come in a 5 pack.

NEW Pink Grapefruit Farm to Tub Soap

Love this Pink Grapefruit Soap! Released in October because part of the proceeds are donated to the “Keep a Breast Foundation.” It smells absolutely amazing! Plus it contains Grapefruit essential oil, known for its antibacterial properties, it works to keep skin clean and blemish-free. At only $14 this all natural soap is a great gift for friends, family, or yourself!

Glamcor Colorful Riki

This is a must have for the gym, traveling, anytime on the go! This lighted mirror has 3 light settings and a magnetic pan to store all of your makeup favorites! It also includes a small tool to help pop out your favorite shades from their original container. If your favorite shade happens to be in a plastic pan, there are metal stickers that are included! This is such a great Christmas gift!

I’m loving these products soooo much!! Don’t forget that anytime you place an order with LimeLife, there is a 30 day 100% money back guarantee. Also, free shipping starts at $77!

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! You can comment on this post or find me on Instagram and Facebook.

Make today great!

Mellie 💋

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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Beauty

Back to School: Makeup for Teens

I hate to say this, but summer break is almost over! Whyyyyyyyy?? Actually my kids are on the brink of mental meltdowns from being around each other so much… so I think it’s perfect timing for kids to go back to school! Getting ready for a new school year means new clothes, new shoes, and new makeup for teens!

I know some teens like to do a glam YouTuber style look but most teens do a subtle look, as they are transitioning between childhood and adulthood. *totally channeling my inner Britney Spears! Any other 90s kids out there?

These are great staple products for both glam and subtle makeup teens!

Skincare

The best way to great makeup, is great skincare! Breakouts can be a struggle with teens. By far the easiest and most effective cleanser for my teen is this Charcoal, Peppermint, and Tea Tree soap. It only $14 😱 This all natural soap contains activated charcoal which draws bacteria and toxins out of the skin and then Tea Tree Oil works as an antiseptic!

If your teen really struggles with acne, I have a whole blog post about that here.

Foundation

I LOVE LimeLife by Alcone’s foundation! The number one reason I love it for teens is because it’s noncomedogenic. What that means is that the makeup won’t get absorbed by your skin. It won’t settle in your pores causing more breakouts. The foundation works perfectly for all skin tones and all ages. If you want to get color matched, check out this post. Check out these before and afters!

Brows

Brows are everything right now! They’re so popular, every teen is going to want a great brow! For those who has very sparse, thin brows I recommend a brow pencil. It won’t sweat off, and you can give your brows the shape and the look that you’re going for.

If fullness isn’t your issue but just needing them a bit more filled in and those stray hairs controlled, I recommend brow gels!

Mascara

Fiber mascara is amazing but not everyone has time for multiple steps, that why you want a one step fiber mascara. This is actually the ORIGINAL one step fiber mascara! It comes in black and brown, for a more subtle look.

Lippies

Lip gloss is perfect for teens! Let’s be honest, Lip gloss is perfect for everyone! LimeLife offers a wide range in colors for lip glosses. Literally something for everyone! These glosses are not sticky, smell great and come in a beautiful jeweled tube.

Collections

If you’re looking to get a whole face of makeup, check out the Teen Collection. Its even named after them! The Teen Collection includes a foundation, 2 concealers, a powder of your choice (setting powder, blush, or bronzer), 2 eyeshadows, and a lip gloss. you can read more about that on this post!

I know buying cosmetics online can be a bit nerve wracking but LimeLife offers a 30 day 100% money back guarantee no matter what! Plus free shipping starts at $77!

Have a happy school year friends!

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