IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow

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IT Cosmetics sent me their Confidence in Your Glow Palettes to review for you! The concept is that it’s your blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one sweep. They also sent me the heavenly skin one sweep wonder brush that pairs with the palettes.

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I found that this really isn’t a one-sweep situation. The palette is wider than the brush so you literally can’t get all three colors on the brush at the same time. (Sorry, IT Cosmetics! You know I love you! But it just doesn’t work like that in this palette!)

Additionally, I’m really not a huge fan of this brush. Normally, I love the IT Cosmetics brushes and I use them loyally every day. However, something about this brush drives me crazy. Not only are the palettes too wide for it, but this brush is just downright cumbersome to use. It’s the right size for my face, but I didn’t like how it picked up too much product (the short, thick bristles caused that).it-cosmetics-review it-cosmetics-glow-review

Despite my issues with the brush, I actually really like the palettes themselves. The product is good! I use my regular blush brushes to apply the colors in three different steps, though. It’s just the way I like it.

Confidence in Your Glow comes in three different shades: Warm Glow, Natural Glow, and Nude Glow. They are all quite close in color so there’s no reason to buy all three. Just find the one that matches your contouring style and pick that one.

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Overall, these palettes do give a nice glow but I would not call it a one-sweep system. The wideness of the palettes and the brush don’t match! :)it-cosmetics-glow-reviews

Pixi Skintreats Review

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Pixi sent me their collection of Skintreats sprays to review for you! This is a collection of four different mists. I had already tried the Glow Mist in a previous post so I won’t go into detail about that one in this post.

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Pixi Skintreats Wakeup Mist is a vitamin-boosting treatment that gives a revitalizing effect on the complexion. I love squirting this on my face after I get out of the shower in the morning. It has a citrus feel to it that really did make me feel like I was waking up.

Pixi Skintreats makeup fixing mist is an all-over setting spray. I didn’t notice that much of a difference with this one. Since I use SeneGence products now, my makeup never really needs fixing. :P

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Mist is a very light mist that gives an instant surge of moisture to the skin. I would put this on at night after washing my face. Sometimes, I would even forget to put my ‘real’ moisturizer on. That’s how refreshing this mist is!

Overall, these are all really great sprays. You can get a set of your own at pixibeauty.compixibeauty.com.

SeneGence Sunday: Tricky LipSense Colors

Over the past 6 months of selling LipSense, I’ve found that there are a handful of colors that are just a little bit tricky. For me, Apple Cider is the primary culprit for this. It’s just a little too opaque and thick so it’s hard to get really thin coats. If you don’t get thin coats, then it’s going to look cracked a few hours later.

Here is a video of a little experiment I did to see if I could alleviate that problem for me and everyone else! :)

Feature Friday: SeneDerm Polishing Exfoliator

This week’s featured product is the SeneDerm Polishing Exfoliator. I got this little tub as a bonus from SeneGence and I’ve already bought more to make sure I don’t run out!

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Why I Love It:
  • Super-Fine Granules – This means it’s great for more sensitive skin. A lot of exfoliators have large granules and can feel a little scratchy. These are very fine and gentle while still doing a superb job.
  • Gentle – This exfoliator is gentle enough to use it on my lips regularly. Now, it doesn’t taste as great as a sugar scrub does, but it certainly is more gentle.
  • Great for daily use – The instructions say to use it a couple times a week but I am a goddamn rebel and I use it nearly every day. My face has yet to fall off. LOL. It makes my face oh-so-soft.
  • A little goes a long way. This is a recurring theme with SeneGence. Our products are pricey and some people get a little sticker shock. But, they are so effective that you use WAY less. I think this is the part that trips people up. You’re used to paying $20 for something that lasts about a month. This is $50 but will last about a year. It seems like a huge price difference at first until you realize it’s actually $190 cheaper than the less effective stuff! (These are estimates, obviously. But I challenge you to do your own math with your own products!)
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Where to Buy:

From me, duh! Basically, you can contact me in any way. Even carrier pigeon. But, to be helpful, I’ve added a contact form at the bottom of this post. If you’d like some SeneDerm Polishing Exfoliator simply fill out the form and I’ll get you hooked up.

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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!

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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How a Pin on Pinterest Changed My Life

Today, I’m going to share a little story with you. :) It’s about how a pin on Pinterest slowly changed my life!

Get more info HERE.

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SeneGence Sunday Update

Hi there, beautiful! I am SO pumped about Senegence this week. I now have 9 people on my team (who wants to be #10???) and we are KILLING it. Last month, our group sales volume was over $10,000!!! That is so much lipstick! And we’ve barely tapped the market! My gracious, it’s incredible.

I have also gone a little wild with making YouTube Videos. If you’re not following me over there, you’re missing some pretty good stuff! (And by “good” I mean “me making a fool of myself.”) Here’s a link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/annemarielsmith

My two videos from this week are:

Before and after using the Senegence Tinted Moisturizer and Foundation. This one is quick and there is a side-by-side before and after at the end!

My other recent video is some FAQ’s about being a distributor. I’ve been talking to many of you about what it all entails. Most people are interested in the “what does it cost??” category of questions. I answer all those common, burning questions in this video.

Do you still have questions after watching the video? Please let me know! It’s so fun to talk about this stuff!!!

Don’t forget, I have multiple giveaways going on right now!!! There’s a nail polish one here and a cosmetics one here!

Click here to join my team and get this party STARTED!

Pepper Pot Polish Material Girl + Senegence Sunday Update

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Today’s mani is simple. I started with two coats of a Pretty Woman polish that I got from Ipsy. I don’t know the name of the color. I think it was on the box, but I threw the box away! Oops!! :\ Then, I topped it with Pepper Pot Polish Material Girl which has been sitting in my untried pile since November!! For shame! This is a gorgeous glitter topper with pink and black glitters.

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The effect this gives reminds me of candy. :) Like those candy eggs that are in the grocery store during Easter time? The ones that are like Whoppers. Does anyone know what I’m talking about? I love those damn eggs. LOL.pepper-pot-polish-material-girl

Senegence Sunday Update

It’s Sunday which means you get to hear about how my Senegence journey is going!! :) Since my last writing, I have recruited one more person to me team. She’s actually been my best customer and I thought she was insane for paying me retail this whole time! :) With SeneGence, you get a wholesale discount regardless of the size of your order. (With Mary Kay, it had to be at least $200 or something like that to get a discount at all!!) With SeneGence, you could literally buy one gloss and still get a 20% discount.

The company has been going through a lot of growing pains recently. They weren’t ready for the literal explosion of popularity these last 6 months!!! I’m thrilled I jumped on this bandwagon!

It’s still all a little surreal that I’m basically getting paid to take selfies and hang out on social media all day. SO WEIRD. And SO FUN. If it seems like I’m always trying to recruit people to join me, it’s because I am! This is too fun to NOT share with people! It also means I get to spend MORE time with this cute-AF little troublemaker.

It’s a good thing he’s cute! #doctorpupper #dog #dogs #dogtraining #dogsofinstagram #goldenretriever #puppy #puppies

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Did you know that out of every 10 people who try LipSense, EIGHT of them will buy it?! That’s how cool this shit is. People tell me that they don’t want to sign up because they aren’t salespeople. Well, ladies, neither am I! I am genuinely excited about this stuff and showing it to people is no different than me showing them me new, cool phone or a telling them about a great deal on a pair of jeans.

So, if you read all the way to the bottom and you’re still reading, then maybe it’s time you joined my team. :) Head to senegence.com/bettysbeauty and click on “Career Opportunities.” Then, send me a message and I’ll add you to all the top-secret groups! :)

If you’re not ready to dive in, at least come hang out with us in my VIP Facebook group, found here. See you there! KISSES!

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PS I’m having a giveaway for some IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Compact products. Head here to enter.

Troubleshooting LipSense

TROUBLESHOOTING LIPSENSE!

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Is this happening to you? There are a few reasons this happens:


1.) The Exfoliation Process: LipSense does not *cause* your lips to exfoliate. They do that naturally, just like the rest of your skin over your entire body. Products full of wax that sit on top of your lips prevent the pass-through of moisture. This also means it prevents your lips from naturally exfoliating. When you stop using waxy products, your lips need to ‘catch up’ to the exfoliation they’d liked to have been doing this whole time. Exfoliation can last 1-4 weeks, depending on your body. (To help this process speed up, have the mantra of “Glossy Gloss is the new chapstick!”)

2.) Thick Layers: When I tell you to use thin layers, I mean the thinnest layers you can possibly imagine. SO thin. Like crepe paper thin. SO thin that you’re kinda wondering if you’re using any product at all.

3.) Not Enough Gloss: Glossy Gloss (and our other glosses) are your new BFFs. The glosses provide a ton of moisture to your lips. Additionally, it is the only gloss that can soak through the bonded layers of LipSense and actually add moisture to your lip skin. (This is why other glosses don’t work.)

4.) Licking/Biting Your Lips: This kind of abrasion will wear down the product more quickly. If you notice the taste of LipSense, then that’s a sure-fire sign you’re licking or biting your lips. Most people don’t realize they’re doing it. Be conscientious of it and your LipSense will last longer.

LipSense is totally worth working through these problems. I like to call it the Nokia of lipstick. :)

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LipSense Diamond Collection Review

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Let’s talk about the new LipSense Diamond collection. I have this post tagged as “press sample” but with some question marks….I’m not sure how to disclose products I gave to myself. LOL.

The LipSense Diamond collection was released on January 14th and distributors (like me!) are just getting them in our hot little hands now. Senegence took 5 of the most popular LipSense colors and reformulated them with diamond dust. The colors available in the Diamond series are Bombshell, Caramel Apple, Crimson Red, Praline Rose, and Sheer Berry. There is also Diamond Gloss which is the moisturizing gloss full of diamond dust. Let’s get our sparkle on!

I wanted to compare what the regular colors looked like compared to their Diamond versions. I also wanted to compare what the Diamond Colors looked like topped with Glossy Gloss versus Diamond Gloss.

Since I own both versions of Sheer Berry and Crimson Red, I picked those two as my demonstrators.
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I think there are 8 different lip looks here. I would not say that the Diamond versions of the lipcolors are dupes of their namesake counterparts.

Here is what they look like with no gloss at all. The hues are definitely different. I wish they would have named them differently because they really look different to me! What do you think?

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The other comparison I had to do was Silver Glitter Gloss versus the Diamond Gloss. They look pretty similar here. The differences I see here and IRL are that the Diamond Gloss has smaller particles and a much higher sparkle to base ratio. Additionally, after having let the glosses sit overnight, the Silver Glitter Gloss settles (so you have to mix it up before use) while the Diamond Gloss does not. The diamond gloss also seems to add a bit of a frosty hue to the color. I think this can be attributed to the much smaller particles. silver-glitter-gloss-vs-diamond-gloss

 

Here I am wearing LipSense Diamond Bombshell

Here’s the live-motion sparkle of Diamond Bombshell


What do you think of the LipSense Diamond Collection? Contact me to get yours!

Pretty Serious Mad Skill of Cloverton

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Hello, hello! Today’s mani starts with a gorgeous concoction from Pretty Serious. This pink duochrome is Pretty Serious Mad Skill of Cloverton and I freaking love it. I almost didn’t even put a design on top of it because the polish itself is a work of art.

But…I did put nail art on top. LOL. I used It Girl Plate 302 and Mundo de Unas Red Wine to create the below look.

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At the request of one of my downlines, I made a video showing all the Senegence makeup products I use on a daily basis. I’m certainly no makeup artist, but here’s my usual routine.

Zoya Lipstick Collection and Giveaway!

Zoya sent me their newest collection of lipsticks to show you. Zoya lipsticks are very creamy and have good color payoff.Zoya-lipstick-review

Zoya is offering quite the selection of colors these days! I remember when they just had a small handful of lip colors to offer.zoya-lipstick-swatches

Since I already own 5 of the colors sent me, I am giving them away!! :D This giveaway includes Maxwell, Cameron, Paisley, Mellie, and Candie.
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It Cosmetics Foundation Brush Review

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The wonderful It Cosmetics sent me their limited-edition Love is the Foundation Brush. This is a gorgeous brush with a metallic pink handle and the brush is shaped into a heart.

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The bristles are super soft and feel really nice on my face. I decided to use this for my loose powder since I have another It Cosmetics brush that I use for liquid foundation and another one I use for contouring. However, you could use this one for any brush need you have. Well…probably not for eyeshadow. Unless you have gigantic eyelids.it-cosmetics-brush-reviews

Here’s a photo of me in my actual bathroom, doing my actual makeup, using the actual brush. I probably should have closed the cupboards behind me when I took the pictures…but this is real life. LOL. My cupboards are open when I’m preening!

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As usual, I would highly recommend this brush, along with anything else from the It Cosmetics line! This brand is really great quality.

Today, I’m wearing on my face the following:
Naked 3 Eyeshadow
Tarte Brow Powder
Tarte Foundation and Loose Powder
Bella Highlighter
It Cosmetics Contouring Pallette
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
MakeUp Forever Black Eyeliner Pencil
Benefit Mascara They’re Real
LipSense Sheer Berry

Shout out to my friend Emily – See? This isn’t THAT many products!! :P

LipSense Review

A friend of mine recently invited me to an online LipSense Facebook Party. I’m obsessed with all things makeup so obviously, I agreed to join. The claims of LipSense is that it’s super-duper long-wearing, smudge-proof, transfer-proof, and water-proof. I was a bit skeptical of these claims, as I’m sure you can imagine. I’ve tried my fair share of long-wearing and/or stain style lip products. Most of them either don’t live up to the claims or dry my lips out so badly that I can’t stand wearing them.

Still looking for the perfect long-wearing lip color, I decided to dive in and try out LipSense. I read a number of reviews before purchasing and spoke with some fellow beauty bloggers who had tried LipSense before.

Spoiler Alert: LipSense lives up to its claims!

If you’re sick of this:

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Or your significant other not kissing you when you have lip product on…

Or your lipstick being gone just a few hours after application…

Or whenever you kiss your dogs, lipstick ends up on their heads…

Or when you eat, you get that weird line of lipstick on your chin…

Then you need LipSense. Here I am wearing Sheer Berry with the Glossy Gloss. It looks like it’s going to go everywhere, right? Like if I make out with my husband, we’re going to both have lipgloss all over our faces, right? (Well…we’re not THAT messy of kissers….)lipsense_reviews

Here is a video I posted of me rubbing my lips after applying LipSense.

When I showed my husband, he cracked me up because his response was also, verbatim, “What is this sorcery?” I am so impressed with this product that I decided to become an independent distributor. You can check out all the shades available and ordering info here: LipSense

I’m not going to shove this down your throats on my blog and if you’re an IRL friend, I swear I won’t talk about it unless you ask. If anyone wants to get some free products, all you have to do is host an online party and that’s all I’m going to say on the matter. :) Email me at bettysbeautybombs at gmail dot com if you’re interested.

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