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!

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

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!!!

Green with Envy

I love green. I have knit up so many things in green. I just love it. Never would I have thought to wear a green eyeshadow however, and yet here we are.

I’m wearing Seafoam Shimmer from the Coastal Collection and I’m in love. Yes, I can be in love with multiple colours, there’s no law against that! You’re not my mom!

It’s not normally my go to green, but I can see the appeal to it. It’s a summery colour (even though it’s winter here) and the shimmer just gives me life!

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Today I’m wearing:

Colour Correcting Tinted Moisturizer in medium
Tan MakeSense Foundation
Chocolate Cherry BlushSense
Garnet and Onyx ShadowSense mixed 60/40 for brows
Pearlizer as highlighter
LashSense With UnderSense in Black
Candlelight ShadowSense
Pink Posey ShadowSense
Seafoam ShadowSense
Onyx ShadowSense as liner
Summer Fun LipSense topped with Pink Sand Glitter Gloss both from the Costal Collection.

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Serious brows are serious today…well, everyday haha!

Tomorrow I might push the boundaries a little with my eyes and go for broke with Seafoam and Shell Glitter ShadowSense. My favourite MUA and SeneSister has created a look I want to replicate. Stay tuned.

Other musings:

I’ve finally ordered my ring light direct from the manufacturer this time, so I hope it gets sent to the correct address this time which was very clear in my order! *ahem*

I received a package today from my Crown Princess (yes, our ranks are royalty) and my heart is full of gratitude! She spoiled me for all the work I did in May. I’m beyond thrilled to have been recognised for going outside my comfort zone!

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The germs are still hanging around my house and I want them to go away! My eldest kiddo is still sick and youngest is recovering thanks to antibiotics. I’m fighting strong for them both cause I ain’t got time to be sick!

The cats are catting.