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How Lipstick Changed My Life

 

Life has changed significantly over the past year, to say the least. When Hudson was two months old I started a personal styling job that I adored, but left little time for blogging, or anything else for that matter. Since he’s not a great sleeper, I worked through the night, and got up with him as he periodically woke up. I needed sleep, I needed less stress, I needed a change.

I started my blog because of my passion for sharing things that I love. Clothes, beauty, recipes, DIY projects.. I love sharing what works, with you! I love trying new beauty products, and when I discovered a friend introducing a lip color that can be worn up to 18+ hours, without coming off while you eat, drink, or kiss your babies, I had a very strong intuition that it was going to change my life. That, it did. I signed on as a distributor, and it has been a life changing opportunity! 

What Is LipSense?

LipSense is a lead-free, wax-free, (Non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free.. the list goes on!) lip color that is smudge, rub, food, drink and kiss-proof for up to 18+ hours. It’s used in combination with a moisturizing gloss, Glossy Gloss, and unlike any other lip product, it molecularly bonds to your lips, repairing and healing them! Before trying this magical lip product, I hadn’t worn lip color in the last year because I’m literally never not kissing Hudson’s sweet face!

One tube of LipSense is equivalent to four tubes of regular lip color, because you’re only applying it once a day! It’s applied in three light layers and then sealed with Glossy Gloss. Specialty glosses can also be layered on like Matte, Opal, and Bougainvillea, as well as additional colors layered together, for endless combinations.

This company, SeneGence, is growing in full speed! LipSense colors sell out in minutes, because they are in such high demand right now, and there is nothing even remotely like it!


How Do You Purchase?

You can visit my online shop, Facebook: Luxe Lip Lookbook, my shop Instagram @LuxeLipLookbook, or email me directly LuxeLipLookbook@gmail.com.

You initially purchase LipSense in a Collection, which includes any LipSense color, Glossy Gloss, and Oops Remover for $55 + tax. After that, individual colors are $25 + tax, specialty glosses are $20 + tax.

How Do I Join?

If you’re intuition is telling you to dive in to this amazing opportunity like mine did, I would LOVE having you on my team! I have a blast every single day, working with amazing people that give nothing but support, love and endless positivity! I would be there to mentor you along the way! SeneGence has one of the highest compensation plans in direct sales, but additional income isn’t the only possible gain, you can earn a brand new (paid for) car, vacations (like Disney World & Cabo!), and the opportunity to earn a limitless mainstream income. I would love to answer your questions! Email me at LuxeLipLookbook@gmail.com

I jumped into this business as a new mom, with a baby that didn’t nap unless I was holding him (which didn’t work with my previous job), getting very little sleep, and basically feeling like I was always a mess, and there were never enough hours in the day. Within the first couple weeks of building my business, I was able to leave my other job, which led me to gain so much (stress-free) time with my boys, and built an entire business and income during the time that my baby is asleep in my arms! 

I’m able to wake up, get ready and apply my makeup once, and I’m good for the entire day and night, as I’m running errands to going straight to dinner. As a busy mom, I feel so much more put together, and it saves me so much time! 

This company is filled with the most positive group of people, and it’s such a breath of fresh air! I love having free reign to get as creative as I want with this business, yet there’s always support!

I fell in love with LipSense, and gradually started trying other SeneGence makeup products, and skincare, until I ditched all of my go-to makeup and skincare for all SeneGence products! It’s that good! Each SeneGence product contains SenePlex Complex, a patented ingredient that promotes cellular renewal 23 times faster, renewing skin cells every 16 days, instead of every 28! I can’t wait to share these amazing products with you guys!

**SeneGence does not guarantee any level of success

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Red White & Blue Breakfast


I’ve always loved fruit & oatmeal for breakfast, but recently I have been adding a new spin, which is full of protein and tastes amazing! It’s super easy to meal prep too! I make a batch on Sunday and prep 4 bowls for the week. 

Makes 1 Serving

  •  1/2 Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Water
  • Cinnamon 
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 cup Plain Unsweetened Yogurt (I use dairy-free Kite Hill)
  • 1 cup Berries
  • Stevia 

To make the oatmeal, add oatmeal, water, cinnamon, and salt to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. 

Once cooled, add to a bowl, and layer on yogurt and fresh berries. Enjoy! 

**i multiple the recipe by 4 for meal prepping 🙂 

Quick & Easy Truffle Mac & Cheese (vegan + gf)


Since it’s comfort food season, I’ll occasionally throw in chili, tomato soup & grilled avocado & cheese sandwiches, or minestrone and paninis into our dinner mix. Mac and cheese is another easy staple to add as a side dish.

I’ve tried countless vegan mac & cheese recipes and they usually require a ridiculous amount of ingredients and never resemble the cheesy comfort dish. So I got basic and created my own, the same way I make it for my family, using only 4 ingredients and the result is amazing! This isn’t the type of measured recipe, but it’s super simple and can be made all in one pot! To add to the deliciousness, drizzle black truffle oil on once served!

  • Brown Rice Pasta
  • Daiya Cheddar Shreds
  • Earth Balance Butter
  • Original Unsweetened Cashew Milk
  • Pink Himalayan Salt, Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • Truffle Oil (optional)

Boil the brown rice pasta until cooked. Strain, rinse in strainer and return to pot. Add 1-2 TBSP butter, and stir until melted. Add cheese by the handful as you are stirring, until melted and reached desired cheesy consistency. Add Cashew milk for creaminess, while stirring. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Serve in bowls and drizzle with truffle oil.

Enjoy!

Mermaid Dry Shampoo

There are certain things that simplify life, dry shampoo being one of them! Luckily I get away with two washes and styles, and dry shampoo the other days of the week. After reading an article on the scary ingredients most dry shampoos contain, I checked the label on my regular go-to and saw ingredients like liquified petroleum gas! No thanks. Since it’s the hair product I use the most, I recently switched to a version free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. The other major benefits is it’s all organic, and doesn’t have any harsh chemicals. I noticed that dry shampoo in the powder form goes a really long way. Sprinkling it into my palms and rubbing it into my roots absorbs oil and creates a ton of volume, without the damp white residue the aerosol form can leave behind.  How cute is the packaging?

Season Staples

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This season is all about texture and suede is on my radar. I became obsessed with this Moto jacket the second I spotted it. ‘Tis the season to layer, and what better way to do so than these basic v-neck tees, that A) aren’t see through B) wash well and C) are under $20! I’m loving the lace up trend, what a fun spin on a trendy tee (under $30!) for an instantly stylish look. OTK boots are universally flattering, and I couldn’t be more in love with this versatile neutral hue! Get 20% off here) One thing I live in, in cold temps is long, cozy cardigans. This are some of my favorite hues to sport during my favorite season!

One Year

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One year ago today I married my best friend. It could not have been a more special day! I am so lucky to have him in my life as a husband and father. I thought it would be the perfect time to share some photos to relive such a perfect day. Happy Anniversary baby!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Watch | Shirt | Tie | Belt | Briefcase | Shoes | Headphones | Helmet | Hoodie | Shoes | Fitbit | Aviators | Hat | Backpack | Skincare | Wallet

Fit Finds // Under $100

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Hoodie | Water Bottle | Sports Bra | Shoes | Cropped Leggings | Towel | TankHair Ties

Happy Monday! There’s something about cute workout clothes that make working out something to look forward to! Loving all of this fun finds and cool cutouts!

A New Routine


This week, I was given the green light to resume workouts, and I could not be more ecstatic. I just feel better when I’m  working out daily, and I have never been more motivated to get back in shape. 

When I’m working out daily, I tend to stick to all other routines more consistently, like my weekly beauty mask. Since I’m feeling like a new person this week, I decided to switch up my usual mask routine with something new

 Lately, I don’t attempt anything without multitasking, as I applied a layer and went on to wash bottles and load up the sertilizer. By the time I was finished, the mask had already dried and was ready to rinse off. The fact that it is quick-drying, makes it so much more seseptable for me to use. 

Curious to see how well it “pulled the gunk out of my pores” since it isn’t a peel off mask, I rinsed my face with warm water and was left completely amazed. It wiped my pores clean. I was so impressed with the facial-like results (without the inflammation) that I couldn’t wait to use it again, and feel like my face is clearer than ever. It’s seriously a game changing beauty product. 

My Baby Registry Must Haves

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When I first picked up a Baby Registry Checklist, I couldn’t have been more overwhelmed! There were items on it that I have never even heard of (i.e. a sheet saver) I went through the check list and compared reviews on each product, before adding them to my registry. I used a universal baby registry, so I could register for items from numerous stores (even Etsy!) The funny part is, a lot of our essential “can’t live without” products, are items we bought after Hudson arrived, so we definitely know what it’s like to live without them (and it wasn’t ideal.)

Dock-A-Tot – My mom had read amazing reviews about this prior to Hudson’s arrival and finally decided it would be a good idea to gift us one after he arrived. I wasn’t really sure what was so great about it, until Hudson was 2 weeks old, and spent an entire night awake, without sleeping in between any feedings. The following night, I decided to put the Dock-A-Tot inside his bassinet (it fits perfectly) ever since, the second he is laid in it, he falls straight to sleep, and sleeps wonderfully! The reviews are spot on, it truly is a miracle sleeper!

Owlet Baby Monitor – The Owlet sock monitors Hudson’s heart rate and oxygen levels at night, which I can monitor on my smartphone, keeping my mind at ease while he sleeps.

ZoLi ‘BUZZ B.™’ Nail Trimmer – Hudson takes after his mama, his nails grow like crazy, so we use this nail filer at least once a week, eliminating the need to have to clip his nails.

Aden + Anais Silky Soft Burpy Bibs – Aden + Anais makes a couple different versions of these, but the  ones made from 100% rayon made from bamboo are like a dream! Not only is the burp cloth/bib hybrid super convenient, but they’re just so incredibly soft on my baby’s skin, I’d hate to use anything else!

Baby Breeza Formula Pro – This wasn’t an item I registered for, because I never planned on giving Hudson formula, but with all of the complications, being a premie in the beginning I had no choice but to supplement. Prior to this purchase, I would make a pitcher of formula, measure it out into bottles, and keep them in a fridge we had to get for our upstairs, then warm them in a bottle warmer that took 20 minutes to warm before each feeding. Hudson was not a happy camper. With the Formula Pro, this process is literally cut down to 10 seconds. It’s like a Keurig for baby formula. You just stick a bottle under and press “start,” and it dispenses the correct measurement of water and formula, warmed to a proper temperature for feeding. This. is. a. life. changer.

4 Moms Infant Tub – I love everything about this tub, there are just so many innovative features that make bath time so convenient. The temperature controlled tub lets you know what a safe water temperature range is when filling it up, and the tub is designed to keep fresh water in, and dirty water out (extremely convenient if your baby pees within the first minute of getting in the tub like mine!)

HALO® Bassinest™ Swivel Sleeper – This bassinet makes nighttime so easy, because Hudson is right beside our bed when he sleeps. I can pick him right up for feedings, without even having to get out of bed or check on him at anytime.

Boppy Petite Trellis Luxe Feeding Pillow – This pillow is so convenient for nursing, as well as bottle feeding. Hudson loves to sit propped up in it, as well.

 The winner of the Freshly Picked Moccasins Giveaway is @aubreymeadows! Congrats Aubrey!