I’ll be honest here….I never was a lipstick person. I hated the way it would leave marks on everything! My kids, my straw, my cup, my coffee mug, my wine glass…My shirts, for goodness sakes! Talk about madness central! I also had never liked the way lipstick felt sticky, tacky, gummy! Ugh!
Then, a little over a year ago, I met Kate McGrady. We met in our church mom’s group, which was awesome all on its own. Kate is outgoing, honest, down to earth, pretty, and totally someone I instantly knew I wanted to be friends with! Truthfully, though, I didn’t have the self-esteem or confidence at that time to believe that she would want to be friends with someone like me (an extroverted-introvert, a nerd).
In February of this year (2017), Kate invited me to a makeup launch party at her house. I was super excited that she wanted me to come! But…I was wary, too. I knew I would feel uncomfortable around many people I didn’t know. I knew there would be the hope that I would buy something (which, of course, I would in order to support Kate). Unfortunately, I had been burned at these types of home parties in the past. You see, I attempted for 15 years to sell makeup and skincare. At one point I had been successful, but then my world was rocked and I fell apart. So, honestly, there was some fear and anxiety going to Kate’s launch party. I laugh at it now, though, because there was nothing to worry about!
So I went, skeptical attitude and all, and I took my step-daughter, Arianna, with me. I think, looking back, I may have been a little stand-offish at the party. Really, I likely was! But then something magical happened………..
Kate, sitting on the floor, showed us how to apply this (literally) magical lipstick! It was applied in three layers, glossed, and then Kate showed us its amazing properties. It didn’t come off!!!! WHAT???!!! I instantly became intrigued when Kate took a drink from her wine glass and there were no lip marks left behind! Ah! Of course, I hid my enthusiasm…at first.
This was (and is) LipSense! I was sooooooo curious! But I masked my curiosity with cautious questions and declaring “I don’t wear lipstick. And I do makeup with another company.” Haha! I was a brat. This was UNICORN MAGIC!!!
Kate passed around these face collages of colors she had on hand. Arianna wanted one called Party Pink (sadly now discontinued…she likely has one of the final ones). I was looking at light pinks, thinking if I was going to try this stuff, I was not going to go crazy. Especially if I did not like it. Again, haha! As if, right?! Then, I saw it. This gorgeous color. Fire ‘N Ice. My heart would have shouted “THAT ONE!” if it had had a mouth! I stepped…or tripped…out of my comfort zone. I put this beautiful, dark, frosty pink on my lips. You guys, I’m not kidding here!!! This actually was UNICORN MAGIC!!! I was hooked. It didn’t even feel like lipstick and it looked stunning!!! I had to have it. And in the span of two hours, I became a lipstick person. In secret. (Again, self-esteem, self-confidence, you know)
Me, wearing Fire N Ice (and displaying my stripes)
I bought Arianna her starter collection (which is the lipstick remover called “Ooops Remover,” the gloss, and the color) and my starter collection with what I now like to call my gateway color: Fire ‘N Ice.
Funny side note here: I was so excited to wear my new lipstick for church the next day, especially to kiss my fiance at the Sign of Peace! When I opened my bag, though, I found I had not Fire ‘N Ice, but Dark Pink! I texted Kate immediately, who felt so bad about the mix-up (talk about great customer service, to this girl’s credit!!!). She said she wouldn’t have another Fire ‘N Ice until the next week, but that I could bring back the Dark Pink and wait for the other one if I wished. This was a defining moment for me. I wanted to wear a pretty color SO badly (because I felt pretty wearing it) that I decided to keep the Dark Pink and I’d buy the Fire ‘N Ice when it came in!
In less than two weeks, I ended up with three LipSense colors. And wanted more. Really, I wanted them all! I was addicted!!! Thank you, Kate!!! 😀
Then God started whispering to my heart. I was in love with this amazing product. Kate was so gracious (she even gave me a beauty book)! I read through the beauty book, finding LipSense was only a small part of a company called SeneGence. They were creating cutting-edge product that actually worked. They had all this skincare and all the makeup. My curiosity piqued, and God continued whispering. I was feeling something, a longing to do something and to belong to something.
About two months after Kate’s launch party, I called her saying I was interested in learning more about the skincare, wanting to “compare” it to what I had sold before. Again, Kate was so kind and said she’d be glad to! So I eventually found myself back at Kate’s house, sitting in her sun room, putting SeneGence skincare on my hands. I had an ulterior motive Kate didn’t know about, at least not then: God was telling me it was time for a change. I was sneaking in questions about the LipSense opportunity, comparing it out loud to the other product’s opportunity that I had worked with for 15 years. Kate had no idea how interested I was! She thought that, since I had been with this other company for so long, there was no way I’d do LipSense! Well, God pushed me. It terrified me, but at the end of our visit, I shocked us both and told her I thought I wanted to try this LipSense thing!
For a few weeks, Kate sent me information, I’d ask questions, and I continued to grow in my excitement (and, let’s face it, obsession) with LipSense! In April, I took the plunge! For the same amount as a starter collection ($55.00), I received access to the SeneGence website to get my product at the wholesale prices, access to tons of training, and found a sisterhood unlike anything before. I found friends, support, and I was doing something I loved. And do you want to know what else I found? My self-confidence. My self-esteem. And one of my absolute closest friends, Kate.
Kate and I heading to Road to Royalty training together!
I have not once regretted my decision to join LipSense. I have never looked back! If you are reading this and are interested in trying LipSense, let me know by email! I would be glad to send you product to try, or even to get together with you to do a demo for you! I can also do a Facebook demo on my Facebook group, Ladybugs & Lipstick. All our product is backed by a 100% money back guarantee, is gluten free, wax free, lead free and made in the USA. You can find a link on the bar at the top of the page that will show you what I have in stock. If you are interested in the opportunity of SeneGence and/or LipSense, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you information and answer any questions you might have! Again, there is a money back guarantee if you find this is not for you!
Again, this is an amazing product, and an amazing company. It has blessed my life immensely and in so many ways. I would love to have you join me on this journey, either on my team or as my beloved client. Truly, there is no risk to you and nothing for you to lose! Be brave!