…And I’m back

Busy doesn’t even start to explain how I’ve been.

My girls are both now at school, I’ve been busy working (but not writing), running all over town for various things, family emergencies being dealt with, school committee meetings, plus getting ready for my market this weekend.

I’m exhausted! I’m running on adrenaline and coffee. But I persist. Good lord, I persist!

I’m so excited for my first market this Sunday! If you’re in Melbourne, come on down and check out all the new and preloved sized 16+ clothing and accessories from the stall holders at the A Plus Market and don’t forget to come by and see me and say hi! 10am to 2pm, Coburg Town Hall. Be there!

I recently ran a poll in my facebook group with the option of selecting a decade to do a makeover look from the 1920s to the 2000s. The 1950s narrowly won. Not so secretly, I’m glad it won because it’s my favourite look. I created the look live based on Elizabeth Taylor’s signature look. I’ll be running another poll again but have a feeling the 60s or 70s will be wanted. I’m down with that!

I’m powering through my 58 SeneBlends certification makeovers and loving it! I did 4 in one afternoon! It was so much fun!
Yes, 58 makeovers, well, technically, it’s 58 different techniques I have to practice! Once again, if you are in Melbourne, I need your face! Get a couple of girlfriends together, your sister, mum, cousin, whatever, and let’s have some fun! Contact me and let’s book you in.

I have many plans for the year ahead, so much to look forward to and work towards, goals to achieve. A lot of work on personal development, overcoming anxieties and the like to be done, starting immediately. I need to get out of my own way and get to work.
And I need to stop biting my nails. Ew. Stupid anxiety.

I’ll endeavour to post more regularly, even if they’re quick posts with product updates and such! Got to keep y’all in the know, I’ve been neglecting you and for that I am sorry.

I’m sorry

I don’t like to name favourites, but…

It’s been a busy weekend so far, as I attended a SeneBlends training session and did a makeover for a fellow SeneSister and she was very happy with the result! So was I! I colour matched her foundation to the right shade.

I’ve got another makeover/pamper session lined up this week for a momma who needs a break. I love can I can offer these to my friends and their friends and family and so on. It’s such great practice for me.

I’m feeling inspired to share with you one of my favourite skin care products, just don’t tell the other products; they get jealous easily.

I have talked about it before but I love love love the Facial Resurfacer.

facial resurfacer

It gives me the feeling of new skin every time I use it, as it sloughs away the dead skin sitting on my skin.

The SenePlex Complex in this product helps bring new plump skin cells to the surface 23% faster than going it alone. As you layer the SenePlex Complex, the better your skin will become; more plump, smoother and more luminous.

I use the resurfacer twice a week and no more than that as you don’t want to damage or thin out your skin.

The benefits of removing the dead skin cells, allows treatments and moisturizers penetrate your skin a lot faster and deeper, and get to work faster without all that crustiness in the way.

I highly recommend this for oily or acne prone skin (like mine), but all skin types can use this.

On a damp clean face, apply a pinky nail sized amount (smaller than a pea) to your face and in gentle, small, circular motions massage around your face, neck, and décolletage. I do this for about a minute or 2, then rinse off. Follow with your treatments and moisturizer.

This is going to give you a smooth base for your Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer and for your Foundation.

So go forth and get exfoliating! I’m going to clean the oven now. Oh! What a glamorous life I lead!

 

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!