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5 Black Friday Tips to Conquer the Biggest Shopping Day

My family and friends will tell you, I LOVE this time of year. And “gift giving” is my number one love language. I remember being a little girl and making gift lists for my friends, family, and teachers early in the holiday season. I was prepped and ready for the Thanksgiving Day paper to be delivered, so I can pull out the store circulars with all the Black Friday ads. And as soon as Thanksgiving dinner was over, I will have the papers spread out, strategizing for Black Friday shopping. Now, with the advantage of internet and smartphones…

9 Easy Ways to Celebrate National Relaxation Day

Many stress-filled days have gone by where I forgot to take some time to relax and wind down. I would wake up reaching for my phone and keep it glued to my hand all day. And then I come home and respond to messages late at night until I fall asleep with the phone in my hand. I realized I needed a break. And what better way to take a break than to celebrate National Relaxation Day! Numerous studies have shown that the stress hormone cortisol has damaging effects on our skin and body. From weight gain and heart…

My Top Self Care Sunday Tips

I used to have a standard self care Sunday routine that I would adhere to faithfully. But life can get busy, and weeks went by before I got back on track. Then I remembered a post I published awhile ago, and I had to take my own advice. I talked about 3 Easy Ways to Get Ready for the Work Week in April 2016 (on my birthday). And these tips are still relevant today. I feel less stressed when I follow a consistent routine of preparing for the work week on Sunday nights. I can focus on individual tasks without…

Daily Direct Sales Planner Printable – FREE Download

When I first started in direct sales, I struggled to focus on daily tasks. I tried using a regular planner to organize my business to-do list, but I needed more room to write. So I created this direct sales planner printable worksheet to keep me organized. I found myself showing some other Boss Babes in my company, and the ladies loved it! I was surprised, because I just made it for my own use. If you love to write down your day like I do, download the Free Daily Direct Sales Printable Worksheet. The Direct Sales Planner Printable Worksheet…

Why ‘Girls Trip’ Just Made ‘The Hangover’ Look Like A Kids’ Movie

Have you and your girlfriends been to see Girls Trip this weekend? My Facebook timeline has blown up with groups of beautiful women grabbing their girls and heading to the movies. And then they’re off to drinks to talk about it! If you haven’t heard of Girls Trip, you are in for some fun. This movie stars Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Regina Hall, and newcomer comedian Tiffany Haddish. While Tiffany may be relatively new to the big screen (she was in Keanu and Meet the Spartans), she will be someone to watch. She stole the…

Why I’m Not Attending My Direct Sales Conference This Year

My direct sales conference starts in a week, and I’m not going. LimeLight by Alcone holds their annual conference, Palooza, in July, and this year it will be in Austin, Texas. I bought my ticket. I started planning outfits. And then, my husband and I had a fight. Don’t get me wrong, my hubby is amazing! We have a great life together. But we have a lot going on this summer, and he couldn’t see past the expenses. I planned my budget. I saved my commission checks. I anticipated every hesitation he had about…

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino 🦄 Yeah, I Tried It!

My social media has been blowing up about the launch of this Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks, so I had to try it out! I am in a group of professional makeup artists with LimeLight by Alcone, and we are affectionately named “the Unicorns”. Members of the team who reach executive level (Lead Director and above) are presented with unicorn onesie pajamas 😍 🦄 Check out my amazing mentor and sponsor, Terra, on the left, who earned her Unicorn Pajamas as Lead Director in record time! | Photo credit Terra SAVAGE Ruth. I am working hard for my pajamas, but until that…

Chic Work Wardrobe Styling

Lately, many popular work wardrobe style guides geared toward professional women tend to be boring, monochromatic, and slightly sexist. “Don’t be too sexy or revealing.” “Stick to solid colors you can mix and match.” There is an overwhelming idea that “professional” and “trendy” cannot coexist. And that is simply not the case! Choosing your work wardrobe can still be as fun and fashionable as any other wardrobe choices. Don’t let the idea of professional dress stop your creative juices from flowing. I have enlisted some of my fashion…

What Makes LimeLight by Alcone Different?

“What makes LimeLight by Alcone different?” This is a guest post from my FACE Crew teammate, Sara Mogno Duffey, founder of The Transformation Team. Her account of her success with LimeLight is detailed below, and it was originally posted on her Facebook page on February 15, 2017. What makes LimeLight by Alcone different? There are too many things to count. But one of my faves? Our approach. We don’t do spammy, cold-message inspired, manipulation driven, bulk-group-adding, direct sales. We don’t hustle. We don’t pressure. We don’t give…