No Makeup Makeup

Huzzah! My first video uploaded to YouTube. I’m a bit excited to post this as I’ve got grand plans for more tutorial videos in the future.

Don’t you just love my background?

Happy viewing!

Full list of products used:

  • Green Colour Correcting concealer
  • Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer in medium mixed with Pearlizer
  • Tan MakeSense Foundation
  • Light Colour Correcting concealer
  • Coffee and Cafe Au Lait MakeSense Foundation for contour
  • Chocolate Cherry BlushSense
  • Pearlizer as highlighter
  • Garnet and Onyx ShadowSense mixed for brows
  • Candlelight ShadowSense
  • Mulberry ShadowSense
  • Pink Posey ShadowSense
  • LashSense With UnderSense
  • Nude Pink LipSense with Pink Sand Gloss

Gimme Some Skin

Hello, lovelies! I’ve been busy bee filming and editing videos on makeup looks, like a No Makeup Makeup look, which ties in nicely with the theme for the month.

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August is skincare appreciation month here at Lip Mania with Christina.

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I’ve touched on a few products before like the Evening Moisturizer, Brightening Multi-Vitamin Treatment and more.

Why the focus? Because we only have one skin and we need to look after it. Be it our face or our body, we need to love on it daily. And it’s the foundation for a flawless base for your makeup.

For me, personally, my skin has been transformed since using SeneGence.

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You can see such a difference in the texture, tone, and luminosity.

It’s boosted my confidence, putting my best face forward. And I owe it all to the skincare and SenePlex Complex.

Yes, I still get the occasional breakout but it heals so much faster and without scarring.

I will come to you throughout the month highlighting my favourite products, my routine, testimonials and maybe even some videos.

I love the skin I’m in and I hope that you love yours too.

Deconstruct to reconstruct

I’m recovering from a two day training session with SeneGence on social media and personal development and I am filled with ideas and information.

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Rocking the SeneBlue cardigan I knit

Recovering? Yes, there is a lot of information I need to process, things to plan out and ideas to implement.

I’ll be sketching things out to work smarter and not harder, to make the best use of my time. Time I can spend with my family, time I can spend with my knitting, and time I can spend on myself. I cannot forget myself.

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I’m a firm believer in personal development, to better oneself. And our VP of Personal Development was her vivacious self. I want to bottle just a minuscule amount her energy and keep it with me. She had us dancing, laughing and enthralled with every word she spoke.

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Our international guest from the USA, a fellow SeneSister and Queen (yass, we have royal ranks), spoke to us from her soul. So much of what she spoke about resonated deep within me. Tears flowed. Hugs were priceless.

We had Crown Princesses train us with invaluable information about how they have successfully used social media to build their businesses and teams.

And then there was the social media guru who made my brain melt and reform with the knowledge of how to successfully build and grow my business online.

 

ALL the notes were written. Pages and pages of them.

I have much to write out, plan and work on. It’s so exciting going forward, to feel so passionate about what I am doing. I will stretch and grow beyond my comfort zone.

Never before have I been part of a company, a sisterhood, where there is so much love, a willingness to share information, to help one another grow and develop new skills and gain self confidence.

Ultimately, I want to lead. To successfully lead and empower a team of people passionate, driven, open minded and open hearted about life and the opportunity we have been given.

I see the crown on my head.

Kicking It Old School

It works. It actually, really works.

Shea Butter Body Cream

What am I talking about? Using Shea Butter Body Cream to remove makeup. Yes. It’s an old school method but it works!

I mentioned it previously how Joni, our founder and CEO, uses this method to remove her makeup. I was a little skeptical at first, especially about removing our very waterproof mascara. Boy, was I wrong!

It removes EVERYTHING. This is now my go to method of removing makeup. I need to invest in more wash cloths for wiping the cream off my face haha.

So, not only am I cleansing my face, I’m moisturising it and massaging it, too.

I place a hot, damp wash cloth on my face for a few seconds and then wipe gently. Rinse and repeat until the Shea Butter Body Cream has been removed.

My current nighttime routine includes the Brightening Multi-Vitamin Treatment, followed by Nangai oil and then the evening moisturizer. And then hopefully at least 4 hours of sleep haha.

In other news, I’ve kicked off my SeneBlends, that’s the SeneGence makeup artistry certification. I need to practice 58 different techniques on 58 different faces. 5 down, 53 to go and I’m excited! I’m having a lot of fun helping women look good and feel great and learning at the same time. So, if you’re in Melbourne, I may call on you for your beautiful face! I’m getting better at apply eyeliner but it still needs some work. Same goes for mascara; OMG that’s so hard to do!

I’ve realised that I need a proper, portable makeup chair or else my back will get angry. Thankfully, I have a great osteopath to keep me tuned up hehe

On a personal note, I’ve been looking at getting into powerlifting! I’m not one for a conventional gym (thanks anxiety!). I am predisposed to osteoporosis and need to build up my bone density and of course, get my strength back. I was considering pilates for a while but I need to build up my muscles again and lose inches while I’m at it. Wish me luck it happens and I stick to it!

Which guy? Nangai!

We’re into the second week of school holidays here and I’m going cuckoo bananas. The children and their never ending requests for food, the boredom, the fighting. This mama is over it! Thank goodness I have baseball to watch, my makeup to play with, and my never ending knitting keep me somewhat sane! But I digress.

Now, I’ve started using this gorgeous oil and let me tell you, it’s amazing. Liquid gold.

Sourced and grown sustainably on Vanuatu, this light and velvety nut oil is divine. It will help reduce the signs of ageing, making skin luminous, glowing, and deeply hydrated.

When I got it delivered it had solidified because winter. Once it came to room temperature, it was fine to open and use. You can also run the bottle under hot water to liquify the oil.

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One oil, many uses:

  • Apply to your face before moisturizing for an extra boost of hydration, leaving you with a luminous glow. Also benefit from anti-aging properties and it’s quick absorbing and not greasy.
  • Apply to scars, burns and eczema to reduce inflammation and aids in speeding up the healing process.
  • Massage into your hair as a leave-in treatment on dry hair.
  • Apply to lips for a boost of moisture
  • Massage into cuticles at night to help nails grow.

So far I’ve done most of the above. My hair is smooth, my skin is softer and smoother and not the least bit greasy. And my lips and nails are beautifully hydrated overnight.

All you need are a few drops for your face or hair, a drop for your lips, and a few drops to cover both hands.

Another use is to apply to your face for a closer shave. Yes, I shave my face. But I’ll save that for another post!

SCIENCE! Nangai oil is rich in 94%-97% Triglycerides to protect the skin from water loss, enhancing your skin’s ability to retain moisture. It helps to prevent and correct dry skin and signs of ageing.

It’s a unique oil in that it does not require any chemical process to extract the triglycerides, unlike coconut oil.

Pure caprylic/capric triglycerides are naturally present in Nangai Oil, and do not require processing or manufacturing in order to create the purest, most beneficial product to moisturize your skin. I can confidently say that this oil is all natural.

If you’d like to know more about caprylic/capric triglycerides, let me know.

Some extra ingredients:

  • SenePlex Complex- Kinetic enzyme that increases cellular renewal.
  • Glucosamine HCL- enhances the body’s ability to manufacture collagen.
  • Algae (Seaweed) Extract- hydrates, protects skin from the sun, and softens the skin.

Small bottle, huge wonder.