SeneGence Sunday: How to get into direct sales without going into debt!

Happy Sunday, y’all! :) One of the biggest questions I get when people are asking about joining my SeneGence team is, “How much is this really going to cost me?” I’ve put together this short video to explain how to get into direct sales without going into debt!

Still have questions? Hit me up using this contact form!

Hustle Humble Subscription Box

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I was sent this new subscription box from Hustle Humble. This box is geared toward entrepreneurs. Since I’m a double entrepreneur, I was excited to see what the box was all about! The box comes out on a monthly basis. Based on what is in my sample box, I think this would have been the March box even though I was sent it in April.

The box also comes with a mini magazine that has a little bit of story behind each of the products. Each product selected is from another entrepreneur like me…or you! The magazine also has little tips about being successful. It’s a fun little booklet!

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The March theme was #strikegold and there are some pretty cute items in here! The tie is from Korbata, a Guatemalan brand, made by various indigenous communities.

The Aminocare Ageless Eye Cream is from a company founded in Texas.

The drink Kozy is from Freaker USA and it’s a one size fits all sweater for your drinks! They have a ton of designs.

The shamrock earrings are from Green Tree Jewelry which was founded to provide affordable, fun jewelry from sustainable sources in the US.

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Voke Vitalizes are little chewable tablets that are meant to give you energy. I did try one and I’m sad to say these are not for me. I really could have used more energy! I didn’t like the taste and I also didn’t notice any increase in energy. I was still the #lazybetty that I’ve always been. LOL

At first, I had no idea what any of these products had in common. I was pretty confused. LOL. However, after reading the booklet, I think this subscription box is a really cool idea!! There are little tips from each of the companies who have products included. It’s quite inspiring, actually!

To find out more, visit hustlehumble.com

Feature Friday: SeneGence Pearlizer

Today’s featured product is the SeneGence Pearlizer! This anti-aging product is a gorgeous highlighter that you can use to contouring or use all over your face for a youthful, dewy look.

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This creamy product adds a luminous and radiant finish. I mix it with the tinted moisturizer for an all-over dewey look and then I’ll put a dab more on my cheekbones.senegence-highlighter

A little of this goes a long way! I use a half of a pump for my whole face. It catches the light beautifully!senegence-highlighter-review

This is my personal bottle shown. It’s about halfway gone and I’ve been using it every day for 4-5 months. So, one bottle should last a fairly long time!senegence-pearlizer senegence-pearlizer-review

If you’d like more information about the SeneGence Pearlizer or any of our other products, hit me up using this contact form!

Watermarble Stamping Nail Art

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Happy Friday Eve!! Today’s nail art starts with two coats of Zoya Tina which was originally sent to me as a press sample. Then, I used It Girl Marina stamping polish for this faux watermarble design from a Bundle Monster plate.

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I’ve never been able to master real watermarbling, so I have to succumb to the cheater’s way. :) #lazybetty right?watermarble-stamp-nail-art

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 3

Is it Wednesday already? The week flew by!

Blogging about this whole weight loss situation has actually been really good for my self-control. A few times this past week, I found myself declining something delicious and/or moving more because I dreaded having to blog about a gain! Without a doubt, I would have gained this past week if I didn’t have this blog post looming over my head. I ended up losing 1/2 pound this week. Not super great, but way, way better than if I wasn’t accountable to you fine folk!

With this week’s loss, I’m down a total of 5 pounds.

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This week’s outfit is all clothes from Gwynnie Bee. GB is basically “Netflix for clothes.” I blogged about it a while back, here. If you use my referral link, you can get a month for free! :O Here’s the link.

Come hang out with my in my VIP group. I try and tell a dirty sex joke at least a few times a week. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bettysbeautybazaar/

Sky Organics Oils Review

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Sky Organics sent me their Invigorating Scalp Treatment set to review for you. This set contains castor oil, jojoba oil, and peppermint oil. To make the hair mask, you take two parts castor oil and one part jojoba oil and heat it up a little bit. Then, put a drop or two of the peppermint oil in. Apply on the roots of your hair and cover with a shower cap for one hour. Wash off with your regular shampoo!

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All three oils have uses beyond making this hair and scalp treatment. Let’s take a look at some of them individually!

Peppermint oil can help relieve nausea and pain from minor menstrual cramps.  It can also provide some relief to sore muscles.

There are even more uses beyond that such as rubbing a little on your chest when you have a cold to help relieve congestion. Mix a few drops with your shampoo to create minty fresh hair that also is less prone to dandruff!sky-organics-peppermint-oil

Jojoba oil is one of my favorite oils. ;) It’s great for nail care! Not only that, but it’s great for hydrating your skin in general. You can put it on your lips to seal in moisture or anywhere on your body where you have dry skin problems!  sky-organics-jojoba-oil

Castor Oil can help grow longer and stronger hair. For easy application, mix with your conditioner so the oil is about 20% of the mixture. Apply a drop to your lash line and eyebrows to help stimulate growth there, too! Castor oil can also help fade scars and stretch marks.sky-organics-castor-oil

This little trio of oils has a ton of uses. I’ve done the scalp treatment twice now and it feels really, really good. I can’t say if my hair is actually growing any faster because that’s really an impossible thing to measure. But, what I can definitely tell you is that I have a very dry, itchy scalp. These oils helped with that A LOT. I noticed significantly less irritation at the back of my head for days after using the hair/scalp mask recipe.

I’m no oil expert, but these seem to be quite high quality. They feel good to use! Once I’ve used up my press sample bottles, I will certainly be buying more from Sky Organics. They are available on Amazon with Prime Shipping so you don’t even have to wait very long to try them yourself!!

Feature Friday: Senegence LashExtend

Guys, we need to talk. If you follow me on social media or if you’re in my VIP Facebook group, you might have seen me post about Senegence LashExtend. But, that one social media post does not do this product justice.

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My eyelashes have gotten ridiculous. They brush against my glasses! I basically have to curl them twice (in different places) because they’re so much longer than they used to be!

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Here’s a photo from this week (April 2017)

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I’ve been using Clear LashExtend morning and night since November 2016. I would go so far as to say my lashes have lengthened at least 50%. I barely need to put on any mascara anymore. Just one coat (compared to my previous three) does it for me now. So, basically, LashExtend makes you save money on mascara AND lash extensions.

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I’ve thought about getting lash extensions before but haven’t because you can’t really use mascara with them. I love the mascara look. Not a spider-legs look but a really thick, voluminous, rich black look. I will never NOT be using Clear LashExtend. For as long as SeneGence makes it, I am going to be using it!

I have one clear and one black lash extend in stock as of this writing. (For the black one, you apply it as your eyeliner.)

Hit me up at bettysbeautybombs at gmail dot com if you want to give this bad-ass product a try.

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Weigh-In Wednesday: Week Two

Happy Wednesday, y’all! And you know what that means…time for my weight-loss deep-soul confessions for the week.

Well, I’m down 1 pound this week by some miracle of the scale gods. I was on-plan less than half the week this week! The good news is that apparently being on plan half the time is better than being on plan none of the time. :)

I’ve recently discovered my passion for sunflower seeds. Not only are they deliciously salty, but they also take FOREVER to eat. It’s the longest snack I’ve ever tried to eat. I put a 1/4 cup of seeds in my car on Monday and I still have most of them left. Despite eating them whenever I’m in the car! (PS Spitting out the shells does NOT ruin my lipstick. Because LipSense is awesome and if you haven’t tried it yet, you are completely missing out.)

Here is the updated picture for today! I forgot to smile. LOL. I was so focused on my body that I didn’t pay any attention to my face! Oopsie!

I also didn’t meet my 10K step goal every day this week. Or almost ANY day this week. I’ve been all consumed with coloring. Yes. Coloring. This morning, I made a rule for myself that I’m only allowed to color AFTER I get my 10k steps in a day. So now I’m going on a walk! Haha. I love coloring too much! It’s so addicting!

Both 2017 outfits are from Gwynnie Bee which is AMAZING. Here is my referral link: http://goo.gl/8SRbqh

Pink Flowers Nail Art

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Hello, hello! How about a little nail art today? I feel like I haven’t shown you any nail art in forever!!! I’ve been SO busy with everything going on in my life that I’ve barely had time to make any nail art! But, I found this little gem in my drafts folder and thought “why not? Let’s give the people what they want!” (I’m assuming you want nail art. Hopefully you want nail art because that is what you’re getting today.)

I started with Orly Forget Me Not which is from the La La Land collection. This collection has a bit of a tricky formula, but if you think of it like a crelly, you will be a lot happier. :)

The stamping polish and plate are both from It Girl Nail Art: It Girl Coral and It Girl Plate IG305

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Well? How’d you like it? Tell me in the comments!

Sinful Colors Prosecco

I picked up Sinfun Colors Prosecco….FINALLY. This polish was heavily trending about a year ago….or was it two years ago??? Or three??? I don’t remember, but it was a long, long time ago.
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This polish is quite pretty and I can see why it was so popular. I’m glad to say I have it in my collection.sinful-colors-prosecco-swatch

Thanks for stopping by today for this short and sweet post! :)

Senegence Sunday – LOTS of changes! Woah, Nelly!

Gooood morning! Oh man, there are so many changes happening with SeneGence this week! Friday and Saturday were our annual Acclaim seminar where lots and lots of announcements are made. The biggest announcement is the 36 LipSense colors that are being kept in the regular collection. There were over 70 colors, but it’s been reduced to 36.

This is a very, very, very good thing.

So as not to bury the lead, here are the 36 colors that are still part of the permanent collection:

Apple Cider

Aussie Rose

Beige Champagne

Bella

Blu-Red

Bombshell

Bravo

Caramel Apple

Caramel Latte

Cocoa

Dark Pink

Dawn Rising

Fire N Ice

First Love

Fly Girl

Kiss for a Cause

Lexie Beary

Luv It

Mauve Ice

Mulled Wine

Napa

Nude

Nutmeg

Persimmon

Pink Champagne

Plum

Plum Pretty

Plumeria

Pomegranate

Praline Rose

Precious Topaz

Purple Reign

Roseberry

Samon

Sheer Berry

Strawberry Shortcake

I have most of these colors on hand. But, even most importantly, here are the retired colors that I still have. When these are gone, they are gooooooone, girl. :) So, if you want one, you better act fast because it’s a frenzy out there with people trying to find tubes of their favorite retired colors!

B. Ruby

Bombshell Diamond

Brick

Bronze Shimmer

Burnt Orange

Caramel Apple Diamond

Coral Ice

Cranberry

Crimson Red Diamond

Currant

Diamond Gloss

Dusty Rose

Gold Champagne

Hazelnut

Icicle

Kelly’s Krush

Kiss me Katie

Pink Ice

Praline Rose Diamond

Pumpkin Spice

Red Cherry

Redwood

Rhubarb

Sand Gloss

Sheer Berry Diamond

SheLaLa

Snow

Violette

So why is changing to 36 LipSense Colors a good thing? Well, I’m going to put my business and economics major hat on…so here we go…
The company has been having a really hard time keeping up with demand. By reducing the offerings to half, they will be able to focus their manufacturing efforts on making more of fewer colors. This will greatly increase their efficiency.

From a customer perspective, some people are quite sad about the colors that are being retired. I can totally understand. I’m sad Blackberry is leaving the ranks. However, we used to have like 10 reds. TEN. That is sooo many of a similar color. What would happen is what I call ‘customer paralysis.’ There were too many reds to pick from so customers would pick none! When there are too many options, it just shuts down the brain. By creating fewer options, it will actually be easier for people to pick a color. And they will still be happy!! :)

Since LipSense layers and makes ‘lip recipes’ so easily, with 36 colors, we can still create over 46,000 different and unique lip colors. :O That is incredible! (This is one reason why I’m really sad about Blackberry. It was a fabulous lip recipe ingredient.)

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

For my data geeks…  Check out these AMAZING numbers…
March 2017 grew ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE percent over March 2016!!! :O :O :O

2017 has already DOUBLED the entire sales of 2016. And it’s only the beginning of April!!! :O :O :O

The average growth for direct sales companies is SIX PERCENT. WHAT THE FFFFF! The average growth for cosmetics industry is 4-5%!!!

YOU GUYS. THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING. A.MAH.ZING.

Get on this train, ladies, or else it’s leaving without you!!!

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Zoya Charming Collection

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Zoya sent me their Charming collection to swatch for you! I also have some nail art posts with some of these colors coming up…so make sure you’re following my on Facebook so you don’t miss it!

The Zoya Charming Collection consists of 6 spring shades with three cremes and 3 shimmers. All of my swatches are two coats.

Zoya Abby is a lavender creme

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Zoya Amira is a dusty blue shimmer

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Zoya Jordan is a baby pink creme.

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Zoya Lacey is a light green shimmerzoya-lacey zoya-lacey-swatch

Zoya Millie is a hot purple shimmerzoya-millie zoya-millie-swatch

Zoya Tina is a dark purple cremezoya-tina zoya-tina-swatch

LOTS of purples in this collection. Half of them are purples, in fact! I think that’s a little overboard on one color for a single collection…but they didn’t ask me, now did they? ;)

Various OPI Swatches

I bought a handful of OPI polishes from smackerlacquer when she was culling her collection.  Here are two of the ones I snagged!

OPI No More Mr. Night Sky is a very pretty dark gunmetal.

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OPI Is This Star Taken? is freaking hideous. Dear smackerlacquer, how dare you not warn me about the ugliness of this one? I will get you back. Some day. Some how. ;)

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This has holo bar glitters (looks great in the bottle) but once dried, you can barely see the glitters and it looks all lumpy and gross.

WHY. WHY OPI? Why do you keep making this gross AF glitters????opi-is-this-star-taken-swatch

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week One

It has been one week since my weight gain confession last week. I’ve joined Weight Watchers, upped my FitBit game, and have been doing better. I certainly wasn’t perfect this week – especially on the weekend which has always been a big challenge for me.

Nonetheless, I have lost 3.5 lbs this week. Not enough to notice a difference, but for consistency’s sake, here is a collage. I’ll be update the 4th picture each week.

I’ve rediscovered my love for asparagus and walking my dogs. It’s still pretty rainy here so the walks are intermittent, but I’m looking forward to sunnier days when I can get those furbabies out of the house!

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Daily Habits to do NOW

At work, we were talking about work-life balance and different habits that we could implement to enhance self-care. Here is the list one of my more hilarious colleagues came up with.

  1. Self-appreciation: Buy a gift for myself with a minimum value of $50 each day
  2. Counting Blessings: Each day, think of one person in my life who has it worse off than me. Be thankful I am not them.
  3. Forgiveness: Each day, think of one person who makes my life more challenging because of their stupidity. Forgive them.
  4. Dining Exploration: Explore the menu at McDonalds – eat at least three new items off their menu, per day.
  5. Altruism Exercise: Each day, attempt to impose one of my own personal values on someone else.
  6. Self-care: Say no to someone – every day.
  7. Undercover Philanthropist: Each day, tell a complete stranger an idea you have on how they can improve their physical appearance.