The Skinny On Firmness

Back from a break on Phillip Island by the freezing cold sea with my family and my knittaz. No whales were spotted but good times had by all. Many carbs and coffees were consumed. Lots of knitting was done. I have carb regrets *pats belly*

As they say, find your tribe and love them hard!

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Smiths Beach

I was asked by one of my lovely customers recently about which products are best for firming up the skin, thus inspiring me to write this post listing my top 3 firming products in the SeneGence range.

Evening Moisturizer: Because the evening moisturizers contain a higher concentration of the SenePlex Complex, this will help speed up the firmness and plumpness of your skin cells even faster. This also seals in the following treatments when you apply them to your face.

evening moisturizer

SeneSerum C: The C-Beads present a smoothing and anti-wrinkle effect to skin that consist of a more advanced and effective form of stabilized Vitamin C and made of elements which help to repair previous damage of cells. Therefore, the active vitamin C in the serum helps to stimulate collagen production and improve the skins firmness and elasticity.

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Anti-Wrinkle Treatment: It contains ingredients that work to reduce light to medium wrinkle depth by an average of 34% to 63%. Wowsers! The Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is formulated with ingredients that reduce the intensity of wrinkle lines (and therefore the depth) while at the same time stimulate cell production and restore proper moisture content of cells to produce fuller, more plump cells in areas that are recessed. I really ought to get on to this because I needs it! 

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Bonus: Anything with the SenePlex Complex as it increases firmness and elasticity, an average of 51.9%. The more you layer the more you get the actives to work.

Therefore, more moisture means more firmness and plumper skin cells and more radiant skin and who doesn’t want that?!

Oh, So Glamorous!

This weekend, I held a Glamour Clinic for my customers/potential customers in my home.

It’s a great reason for me to tidy up my house! haha!

I had my whole (growing) kit laid out for them to check out and see what was new since my last clinic.

I colour-matched foundation, tinted moisturizers, recommended LipSense colours and did some make overs.

 

 

Basically, we sat around playing make up, ate cheese and drank prosecco.

Fun was had by all. I still need to practice applying eyeliner on others. I apparently really suck at it. Who knew it would be so hard?!

I’m in the beginning stages of starting my certification to become a makeup artist through SeneGence.

It’s scary and exciting all at once!

Preparation, procrastination, and more research. I am a master procrastinator. A procraftinator, if you will. I knit or watch make up tutorials (or sports) when I should be tidying/cleaning/washing/unf*^%$ing the house. But I digress.

As I’ve mentioned previously, I have anxiety and ADHD and it can sometimes makes things very overwhelming, hence my need to research and watch and learn all the things so I’m ready to go.

I’ve been researching, as I do, to upgrade my makeup brushes (very soon), which I’m sure I’ll review for y’all, to improve my skills in blending, blending and blending. Did I mention blending?

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Circling back to the Glamour Clinic, I’ll continue to run them, to learn as I go, to teach my customers/models about the products I’m using on them and the techniques I’m using so that they can go home and do it themselves.

Over the next 12 months I need to have completed 58 different techniques on 58 different faces! So, I’ll be calling on you local folk for your help!

Becoming a make up artist is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but lay dormant in my subconscious for a couple of decades. Good lord, that makes me feel old, especially with my birthday this week! But I digress.

Finding your fire again is invigorating; I’m not just a stay at home mum. As my daughters like to call me, I’m ‘the makeup lady’. And I’m very happy with that.

Mermaid Lips

…And yass! There was light!

I got my ring light two days ago and I couldn’t be happier! ALL the selfies!

Ordered it on Amazon and got it within a week of purchasing. I’m pretty freaking impressed by that, considering I thought I wasn’t getting it till the first week of July.

It was very quick and easy to set up the Neewer 14” ring light.

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The tripod it comes with is incredibly sturdy. It can extend up to 190cms

At it’s lowest height, it’s not low enough for my table top purposes, so I’ve ordered the table top stand for when I’m presenting live videos or doing recordings.

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Now, the light itself is dimmable so you have full control of the brightness from the 180 LEDs. I’m happy with the light temperature of 5500K (for us light nerds).

It comes with a hot shoe adapter for your DSLR or you can attach your phone adapter to it for shooting in landscape.

You also get the white and orange filters, a carry bag for the light.

I haven’t tried the orange filters yet, I’m quite happy with the white thus far.

So, if you’re in the market for a beginners ring light, this is the one to go with.

I was in no way sponsored by Neewer to write this, however if they’d like to sponsor me, I wouldn’t say no. Just saying.

Say hello to my little friend

Cracked, chapped and weather worn lips are the look for this winter.

Wait…that’s not right.

My kids are complaining of dry lips all the time, especially right now as my eldest has the flu, despite being well hydrated. Other reasons you might have dry lips could be due to wax based products drying out your lips.

Or you could be a lip licker…

Wave your dry lips goodbye and helloooo to long lasting nourishment and protection!

This little tube is filled with awesomeness in the form of:

SenePlex Complex, Coconut oil, Cocoa butter, Shea butter, vitamins A and E and more.

lip balm

Your lips will be softened and conditioned and protected from the sun with our natural ingredients like seaweed extract and orchid flower extract.

Apply to clean, dry lips as often as needed, especially at bedtime or before going out into the cold. Also use after polishing your lips with LipSmooth. Leaves you with a matte finish.

You need one in your bag, back pack, bed side and bathroom. Get yours today.

Shea Butter Body Cream

I would complain about my day but I’ve managed and I had help to get things done. So instead, I am grateful.

My eldest kiddo has been sick all week and the doctor thinks it might be the flu now, on our second visit. Oh, joy. But we keep on going and do what needs to get done. And keep gulping all the coffee.

While I’ve had a moment to myself, I’ve been researching the Shea Butter Body Cream. And oh my god, I’m adding it to my next order!

You can use it from head to toe.

Shea Butter Body Cream

As a hair treatment – leave it in your hair and treat your scalp for 20 minutes before washing out.

Your best mani/pedi ever – soften and treat cuticles and nails, your hands and feet for the softest skin ever. For dry cracked heels (hello!), slather it on before bed and slip on your socks to protect your feet.

For the fellas – use for dry, rough elbows and knees and feet and anywhere else.

And the absolute favourite of our founder, Joni, is using it to remove make up at the end of the day. Yes! It sounds old school like a cold cream from back in the day. You massage a generous amount on to your face and eyes. It’ll even remove our waterproof LashSense! Then grab a warm washcloth and gently place it on your face for a moment and wipe off. Rinse and repeat until all colour has washed off the cloth and your face, of course.

And of course, all over your body!

SCIENCE! Some key ingredients that are in this Shea Butter you will not find anywhere else are:

  • SenePlex Complex: Kinetic Enzyme that Increases cellular renewal.
  • Shea Butter: to prevent moisture evaporation from the skin and provide lubrication to the skin’s surface.
  • Olive Fruit Oil: has a superior moisturizing effect on the upper layer of the skin and can aid in reducing scars.
  • Vitamin A: known for its cellular renewal properties that speed up exfoliation to reveal younger, plumper skin cells which produces new and healthy cells in the skin and the body.
  • Vitamin E: an essential antioxidant and neutralizer of free radicals.
  • Glucosamine HCL: enhances the body’s ability to manufacture collagen.
  • Panthenol: Vitamin B complex is essential for formation of new healthy tissues.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: a ubiquitous carbohydrate polymer that is part of the extracellular matrix. It is a humectant about 100 times more effective as a humectant than Glycerin.

So, if you’re thinking of getting the Shea Butter Body Cream for whatever use you need it, you will not be sorry. I’m looking forward to trying it on my feet to be sandal ready for spring! And in my thick, crazy frizzy hair! And to remove my makeup! And all over!! Eeeeeeeee!!!