Beauty, makeup

Time to Clean Out That Makeup Drawer

Are you aware of what the shelf life is for your most common makeup products? I know often we can be so proud of making a product last for so long, or we covet a certain shade that is no longer available and cannot be replaced.  However due to bacteria build up it is a good idea to replace your makeup on a fairly regular basis. Here are some of the most popular items and when you should be replacing them:

3 months:

  • Mascara (do not pump the brush in the tube! This will cause it to dry out sooner than 3 months)

3 – 6 month:

  • Gel & Liquid Eyeliners

6 – 12 months:

  • Lip Gloss (if it’s in a squeeze tube you can wait up to 12 months before replacing!)
  • Face Wash
  • Serums
  • Eye Cream

12 – 18 months:

  • Pencil Eyeliner
  • Lipstick
  • Liquid Foundation, be sure to apply to a brush or sponge rather than using your fingertips to avoid contamination
  • Cream eye shadows
  • Nail Polish
  • Concealer (12 – 18 months), like foundation be sure to use a sponge or brush
  • Eye Brow Gel
  • Sunscreen

2 years:

  • Powder Eye Shadows
  • Powder Blushes
  • Powder Bronzers
  • Powder Foundation

Makeup brushes can last 1 – 5 years depending on quality and how well you take care of them. Keep your tools clean! This will increase the life of your product as well.

Are you ready to make the purge? Let me know how it goes (I’d be happy to recommend new products as well!)




Beauty, skincare

New Product Alert! LimeLight by Alcone Eye Aspire

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In case you haven’t heard yet, LimeLight by Alcone is launching a new product on August 1! That is right, on August 1 we laugh the Eye Aspire eye serum. I can’t wait!!!

Eye Aspire reverses aging around the eyes, restoring youthful radiance. Key ingredients are Aspen Bark and Carob:

  • Aspen Bark: As an extract in skin care it is as a natural preservative. An excellent alternative to parabens as it protects your product from contamination. The extract also has a conditioning property that makes skin smooth and soft to the touch.
  • Carob: The Vitamin E that is found in carob powder is incredible for your skin. Vitamin E helps to keep skin healthy and it fights wrinkles.

This product will go fast, available now HERE


Beauty, skincare

LimeLight by Alcone: Which Skincare Products?

Out in a massive world of skincare options, I know it can be confusing. I also know that no one product, or set of products, is perfect for everyone. Sometimes a routine from a particular company works, sometimes some of those products mixed with others is a better fit. It all comes down to your skin and often personal preference.

I, personally, am primarily using LimeLight by Alcone skincare products. It’s not to say some Rodan + Fields Soothe doesn’t find it’s way in from time to time, or a mask/scrub from other reputable companies, but when it comes to day to day, LimeLight is where it’s at for me.

You want to know more? Want to know what products may work for you? There’s a form for that. I created a form so we can connect and discuss what skincare products LimeLight offers and where they help/benefit you. Keep in mind, these are naturally based, chemical free, cruelty free products, which makes me feel very good about them.

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So let’s connect and chat skincare, possibly makeup too! I’m open to the conversation, how about you?


Independent Beauty Guide, LimeLight by Alcone


Beauty, makeup

Coffee & Mascara

We all have our ‘go to’ products when it comes to beauty products, mine is mascara. No matter how tired I may feel, mascara (and a bit of coffee!) can perk me right up.

My personal faves?

What is your ‘go to’ product?


Beauty, makeup, skincare

LimeLight by Alcone Unboxing- Live Tomorrow!

As mentioned in my prior post, I recently signed up with LimeLight by Alcone. I am addicted to their Perfect Mascara, I find their Enduring Lip Color to be amazing and I love the pigmentation of the eye shadows. I’ve only sampled the skincare, however can’t wait to use it daily as I have enjoyed what I have tried and love the idea of chemical-free and naturally based skincare.

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(I’m seen here wearing the Perfect Mascara and Enduring Lip Color in Creme Brûlée)

I will do a live box opening tomorrow in my Facebook group, please come join me! I will share about the products I received and launch my first giveaway 🙂 I’ll also be available to answer questions you may have. If you miss the “live” I’ll be sure to upload it for replay. I hope we can connect!


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