How to Find Time for Personal Development…Oh, and Why

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I know what you’re thinking. “Oh my gosh, Alisha, how am I supposed to find time for personal development when I can’t even find 5 seconds to pee.” I get it. You’re trying to get so much done in one day that adding another to your list seems ridiculous and counter-productive.

But here’s why personal development is important. Spending time learning will help you become more efficient and better at whatever you’re doing throughout the day. Want to work smarter and not harder on your business so you can have more time with your friends and family? Want to spend less time on homework and still get better grades? Want to spend less time on cleaning your house and have a more organized home? Yep, personal development will get you there. Finding the time for it now will help you earn more time back in the long run.

Ummm, okay, so where do I find the time? Here are 4 places I found time for personal development in my everyday life.

  • Driving: So, you gotta do it. You have to drive to work, to school, running errands, and so on and so on. Stop listening to the same songs you’ve heard at least 10 times a week and make that time more useful with an audio book. You can borrow them from the library for free. Let’s do this.
  • Cleaning: Grab your phone and throw on a podcast while you’re cleaning. I mean, you’re probably just going to listen to silence and think about how much you hate cleaning any way, right? There are some really great, free podcasts out there for on so many different topics. Yesss.
  • Morning Prep: If you’re anything like me, you struggle a little bit with motivation in the morning. I kinda just stumble around while putting on my makeup and doing my hair for the day. Listening to a training video that reminds me of why I want to reach my goals gets me more focused for the day, and a more focused day means more productivity. So, let’s do that.
  • Working Out: I absolutely love listening to personal development material during my workouts. Why? Because I get distracted with all the good stuff I’m learning and my workout goes by so much faster! Making yourself healthier WHILE soaking up knowledge?! That’s what I call a “win, win.”

I hope these tips were helpful for you! They might seem a little silly, but are you doing them? Gut check.

Where do you find time for personal development? Share them in the comments below!

How To Make Your Skin Less Oily

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How do you keep your skin from getting oily? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself for a long-time. I’ve tried different primers and foundations (high and low end). Tried setting spray, no setting spray. Oil blotting papers, and of course, everybody’s go-to powder touch ups throughout the day. I kind of started to just accept that I was just always going to have to deal with oily shiny skin.

But then, shockingly, I found a solution without expecting it. I had long heard about Climate Control by SeneGence. I heard multiple women call it a “miracle in a bottle” for many reasons. Although it can lessen a sunburn in hours, help with psoriasis, and more, I wanted it to help make my acne scars go away. Little did I know that this anti-aging moisturizer was going to be one of the key components in answering my question on how to keep my skin from getting super oily throughout the day.

Climate Control balances out the natural tendencies of your skin. So, if you’re normally super dry, it’ll keep moisture in your skin and make you less tight and flaky. If you’re normally super oily, it’ll balance you out and make you less oily. Have combination skin? It’ll get to work on all areas.

Climate Control was the key factor in my discovery, but I’ve found that using Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer and MakeSense Foundation with it make for one heck of a team.

I love the Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer because it evens out my skin tone without being super heavy on my skin. The light formula is very easy to blend and I use it all over my face. I use the Advanced Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation on my problem areas like on my chin where I have acne scars and around my nose where I have redness because it’s a little bit of a thicker consistency and it is sure to cover up anything I don’t want anybody to see.

Both Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer and MakeSense Foundation have less oil than any other products I’ve used before, so again, that helps keep my face from getting oily throughout the day, too.

I would definitely recommend Climate Control, Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer, and Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation because they’re amazing makeup and skincare products, but they also last a really long-time. They have an airless pump, so I’m able to get every last drop out of the bottle. One bottle of Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer can last me 3 months! Crazy, right?!

Foundation swatches

Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer (Light) on L, Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation (Beige Chiffon) on R

3 Tips to Be the Best #girlboss You Can Be in Your Social Business

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In the past 6 months, I’ve done a lot of research and watched a lot of successful women as examples on how to succeed in my social business. But the best thing I’ve done so far is to learn from experience. I’ve put a few of what I believe are the most important things I’ve learned into writing so you babes can learn from my experiences and go get some of your own!

1. Be you.

I know this seems obvious, and I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but be YOU. Stock pictures are great, reposting other inspirational photos are sometimes helpful, but your customers want to see and hear from YOU. You have a social business, they’re following you for a reason, so give them more of you. Think about it from the flip side, would you be more likely to buy something from a stranger’s picture, or from your friend or family’s picture who you know, like, and trust?

2. Be real.

Some days are amazing in your social business, yep, your team just hit a new sales goal, you just tried a new product that you love, you just ranked up, again- share it! But some days aren’t so great, and sharing how you’ve overcome that and grown will help people get to know you better and relate to you. Life isn’t usually always rainbows and butterflies, so acting like it is will only make prospective recruits think they can’t fit this amazing adventure into their messy lives, but you fit it into your messy life, so of course they can!

3. Be consistent.

It is pretty much the most important thing you can do for your social business. It’s hard, I know, it is because sometimes you just can’t think of a post or the day has been insane. But post every.single.day! And I get it, sometimes the only people liking your posts are your mom, best friend, and upline. But I promise you, your friends, family, and followers are watching! They might not be engaging and that’s okay. Keep posting. They want to know if you’re still loving your products, if you’re still having fun, if you’re being successful-why?! Because they’re wondering if they’d love your products, if they’d have fun doing what you’re doing, if they’d be successful doing what you’re doing! If you’re not consistently posting about it, they’ll think you’re not and they’ll lose interest. They’re watching, and one day they’ll contact you.

Want more tips and tricks? Follow me on Instagram @beautyoftheboss or email me beautyofboss@gmail.com

5 Must-Have Products for Summer

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Happy First Day of Summer! Bare feet: check! Swim suit: check! Plans for long summer nights: check! But what about your must-have beauty products for summer? I have you covered.

1.) Oil of Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with SPF15 This is the only moisturizer that I’ve found so far that doesn’t irritate my skin and it helps protect me from the sun. Win, win.

2.) ELF Blemish Control Face Primer This primer truly is my must-have all the time, but is even more important during the summer when it is HOT and my skin in prone to getting shinier faster. It really does prevent acne for me. If I go a few days without using it, I notice a huge difference in my skin. It is $6 at Walmart. Go get you some!

3.) LipSense There are so many reasons this is your summertime BFF. It is water resistant, so you can wear it in the pool or at the lake without it coming off in the water. Really. It also has a mechanical shield to prevent the sun from burning your lips. Buy LipSense- click here.

4.) Wet n Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray I used to think setting spray was a hoax, as if it was just something extra that you didn’t really need. Boy was I wrong. I notice a huge difference in how long my makeup lasts after using this. And when it’s summer and you’re on the go, you need your makeup to last you as long possible.

5.) Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat You plan to have those toes out, right? But you don’t have time to paint them every few days? Make sure you grab this top coat the next time you stop at Walmart (I think it’s at Sallys, too). It makes your nail polish last longer than any other home product I’ve found so far.

What are your summer must haves? Leave them in the comments, email me, or message me on Facebook or Instagram. I’m always ready to add to my collection 😉

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SeneGene MakeSense Advanced Anti-Aging Foundation Review

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LipSense is my makeup game changer, but there are a ton of other products from Senegence that I’ve been adding to my wish list.

The perfect foundation is something I’m always on the hunt for. So, when I saw multiple rave reviews for SeneGence’s Advanced Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation, I had to give it a shot.

What makes SeneGence beauty products unique is their ability to last an extra-long time. Like LipSense, their other products are meant to last all day, too. This has always been an issue for me because I have oily skin (especially in my T zone). I’d come home for my lunch break only to see that I had to do some major touching up because my foundation was nowhere to be found on my chin and around my nose.

THE DETAILS: The foundation is formulated with SenePlex Complex+ and SeneShield, two of the most advanced anti-aging and skin protective products around. It includes ingredients that actually help to minimize damage previously caused by exposure to daily toxins. It is mineral free, oil free, and water-resistant so it doesn’t clog your pores like other foundations will.

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THE REVIEW: I have used Advanced Anti-Aging MakeSense Foundation almost every day for over two weeks now. I have not seen improvements to my skin overall (as far as diminishing fine lines or tightening anything up), but I didn’t expect it to this quickly.

I used the foundation with products from other brands. I applied moisturizer, primer, MakeSense foundation, concealer, translucent powder, and setting spray. I used a damp Real Techniques beauty sponge to blend in the foundation. It has a medium to full coverage, but I added a little more because I like to cover up my acne scars.

The MakeSense foundation did not prevent my skin from getting oily, but I did notice a significant difference in how long the foundation stayed on my skin. It lasted all day (roughly 7a-8p) and it did not disappear on my chin or around my nose where it normally would have with other foundations I’ve used in the past.

I have been wearing Milani’s Perfect 3-in-1 foundation for the past few months. It has previously been the best foundation to fit my needs, but I can say that SeneGence’s Advanced Anti-Aging Foundation has replaced it. Not having to worry about reapplying my foundation throughout the day is such a relief!

MakeSense shades

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$50.00

*Disclaimer: I am a SeneGence distributor and profit from the sale of this product. This review is honest and meant to help you decide if this product is right for you.

 

How To Get Your Lipstick To Last All Day

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I am so excited to share this with you! I have always loved lipstick. Pinks, brights, nudes, reds- you could say I was a little obsessive. But what I didn’t love, was the fact that it would smear, dehydrate my lips, get on my teeth, and need to be reapplied every few hours (if it would last that long). So, when I tried LipSense, I was hooked. I cannot tell you how good it feels not to have to worry about your lipstick during meals or long days!

LipSense is lipstick that doesn’t smear or smudge (literally, not at all) and lasts up to 18 hours a day. It is super hydrating and works to heal your lips. Cracked lips are a thing of the past for me.

Are you ready to try the lipstick that’ll change your beauty routine? You start out with a starter kit that comes with the color of your choice, Glossy Gloss (to keep the color locked in and your lips hydrated and soft all day), and the Oops Remover (to fix those little mistakes in case you draw outside of the lines). You only need to buy the starter kit once, because the Glossy Gloss and Oops Remover can be used with any color.

There are 36 colors of LipSense in a variety of shades. But there are endless possibilities because LipSense can be layered to create different colors- so much more to love!

36 Shades

LipSense Starter Kit $55

LipSense Color Only $25

Glossy Gloss $20

Oops Remover $10

To Order- Fill out the form below and watch your email for an invoice!

Want to learn more about becoming a LipSense Distributor? Click here.

Pinterest’s Best Makeup Dupes

Obsessing over that luxury brand eye shadow palette or trying to figure out if buying that high end primer is worth the cost? I get it. Sometimes we want the look our favorite beauty guru has accomplished, but for less. Pinterest has a ton of pins with dupes for the most desired makeup products. Here are a few that are worth noting.

society-19-splurge-vs-steal This dupe guide from Society 19 has a variety of different products all with drugstore dupes. I’ve tried the Urban Decay / Hard Candy eye shadow primer dupe and 100% back it up. The dupe is just as effective and for 1/4 of the cost.

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Kylie’s Lip Kits are on my wish list, but until I check them off, these dupes will do. Make sure to take a peek at All in the Blush’s website for more dupes, and not just Kylie ones, there are great ones for Anastasia Beverly Hills and Jeffree Star as well.

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Primers are tricky, especially when they react differently depending on your skin type. Don’t want to commit to a high end primer? These dupes from Drugstore Princess should help.

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These foundation dupes are some of the best I’ve found on Pinterest. Cosigned by multiple Youtube beauty gurus, Beauty Tidbits hit the mark with these dupes for Kat Von D, MAC, and Giorgio Armani foundations.