An Exciting New Opportunity + Why I Joined!

Hi, Friends! I hope you all are having a great start to your June…it finally is starting to feel like SUMMERTIME!
I’m sure some of you have noticed that over the last 12 weeks or so, my blog posts have been few & far between. Where I used to post once a week no matter what, I have only posted a handful of times in the past few months. I promise it’s for good reason and I will get back to regular posting SOON!
You all know that I love a good product and love to promote something when I feel strongly about it here on the blog! I won’t accept a partnership or promote a brand if I don’t actually use it and believe in it myself.
When LipSense (made by the company Senegence) started becoming increasingly popular over the past 6-8 months, I had to try it. LipSense is a lip color that molecularly bonds to the lip and lasts anywhere from 4-18 hours! It is smudge proof, waterproof, transfer proof and baby proof…I know what you’re thinking…a Mom’s dream…NEED!!!
One of my favorite Instagram influencers was selling, so I bought my first color BELLA back in October, to try. I liked the color and staying power, but didn’t think anything else of the product or opportunity until months later. I started to see amazing Women having success with LipSense as a business opportunity, I heard rumblings of friends & acquaintances loving the product and then it hit me like a ton of bricks in March — I too, could find success in this opportunity, so I became an independent distributor! My business name is “Running with Colors” – get it?!? 🙂
  In just under 10 weeks I have done over $5000 in product sales, have begun growing my team of women, have fallen in love with the other Senegence products, and have realized how fun it is to promote & play with makeup and skincare as my “side gig.” We all promote products every day via social media (especially bloggers) but it is nice to do this with products I believe in, and actually make some income while doing so!

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There are dozens of opportunities flying around out there – so WHY SENEGENCE?
*Senegence has LIPSENSE and there nothing else like this niche product in the market!
*Senegence has amazing anti-aging skincare and a full cosmetics line
*A generous compensation plan and only 168,000 total distributors – this means we are JUST getting started and about to hit our momentum phase of growth!
*Proven upline support and resources from your sponsors
*Only $55 to join & no minimums on purchases or product sales each month – you can work at your own pace!
I am invested in this and want to experience all of the benefits that come along with being a distributor (car, trips, friendships, leadership opportunities, personal growth, monetary pay-off + much more) for the long haul! LipSense starter kits are $55+tax OR you can join my team and experience these same distributor benefits for the same price! If you are interested in products, or joining my growing team, you can find me here:
Email me!
Follow Me on Instagram!
Join my Facebook Group!
I also added a “Running with Colors” drop down on my home page if you’d like to see the display of colors and some of my other favorite products!
OR sign up on the Senegence Site using distributor ID #330104
As always, thank you thank you for all the support you have given me in both my LipSense & blogging adventures ❤
See you at the top, babes!

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The Best Winter Bargain Beauty Buys (under $10!)

 Hi Hi! How is everyone doing?! What a crazy start to the year it is been (I feel like I’m always saying this) – filled with chasing our WALKING baby, lots of work, a few sickies, traveling for my job, and it goes on! We are almost out of my least fave month (bye, Jan!) & into mine AND Calvin’s bday month…I can’t believe it! I’m expecting an amazing February full of changes, birthday celebrations, successes and more blog posts than I was able to produce creatively this month.
With all the craziness, I have, however, had the time to try some new products! If you’re like me, you find things you love and buy them over and over – but every once and a while it’s just time to mix it up. The winter can be so rough on your skin, hair, and look over all, so it’s important to take extra care. Here are the affordable drugstore beauty faves that I’ve been trying (and loving) for the past 4-6 weeks:
Simple ‘Kind to Skin’ Facial Cleanser
Simple Kind to Skin Facial Cleanser, Foaming 5 oz
 I had never bought the Simple brand before but I was looking for a new cleanser and this one caught my eye. I love a good foaming cleanser and there are no artificial perfumes, dyes, or harsh chemicals. It does a good job removing even my eye makeup and my skin just feels super CLEAN after I rinse. The cleanser doesn’t leave behind a bunch of residue or excess product that I’m wiping away with a towel, it truly feels like I’m washing everything off and am left with a squeaky clean fresh face.
Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner
Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner, 8.5 OzEven though I feel the Simple cleanser does a great job and I don’t wear a TON of face makeup every day, I like to use a toner to get off anything that may be left behind. Most toner’s are very harsh and contain astringents/alcohols as the main ingredient and tend to strip out all moisture, which actually causes more breakouts in the long run. This alcohol-free toner is light, fresh, and doesn’t dry out my skin. Just apply a small amount to a cotton ball or cotton pad and gently scrub face to feel like an angel before bed
Coconut Oil

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil by Sky Organics 16.9 oz- USDA Organic Coconut Oil, Cold-Pressed, Kosher, Cruelty-Free, Fairtrade, Unrefined- Ideal as a Skin Moisturizer, Hair Treatment & Baking

I know, I know I am LATE to the coconut oil game. I have been using it religiously as a face moisturizer twice a day -once in the morning and then once at night right before bed. In the morning, I will put it on after I wash my face and then put my foundation on right away, which is a total game changer. My makeup goes on so so much better, is so much more even, and leaves almost a dewy (not oily) look behind. I would seriously take a bath in coconut oil if I could. Or maybe a shower of coconut oil to be more efficient. When traveling for work this month, I obviously couldn’t take my whole jar with me so I didn’t take it at all and I had withdrawals (and a peely face.) Plus, it’s 100% organic!
NYX Tinted Brow Mascara
Brow Mascara: so necessary!!! If you fill in your brow with a pencil (like I do) it’s easy to leave behind lines in the brow that can look uneven. A mascara helps to fill everything in and even out the brow. So, this is step #2 in my brow game. For reference, I use the BRUNETTE shade and it is plenty dark to match my hair. Just brush into brows from inner to outer and then slightly brush brows UP – I feel like this lifts my eyes and makes everything seem more awake. Weird?
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara

Rimmel Scandaleyes Curved Brush Mascara, Black, 0.41 Fluid Ounce

Out of any make-up product, I am probably most picky about my mascara. I have to have a curved brush because it helps to perfectly curl the lashes without the step of an eyelash curler (no one has time for that.) I LOVE this mascara – it is not clumpy, but enough comes out to not need a million layers and it stays all day, but it’s not hard to wash off. Oh, and it’s under $5 on amazon! So much cheaper than my normal Lorac $22 go-to!
Garnier Brazilian Smooth Flatiron Express
Garnier Hair Care Fructis Brazilian Smooth Flatirion Express, Difficult to Straighten Hair, 5.1 Fluid OunceThis Garnier heat protectant smells like heaven! It says “flat iron express” but you don’t have to be straightening your hair to use it. I use less than a dime sized amount on my ends and around my face where I have post-baby breakage to protect from the heat of the blow dryer and any other tools I use on my hair that day. In addition to using a protectant, I try to only style my hair with heat 2 times a week, max! This is really the best way to protect damaged hair. If you have to style multiple times a week, try this, I think you will love it! PS – if I’m being honest, I’ve been using this one a lot longer than 4-6 weeks and one bottle has lasted me several months!

It’s always nice to have salon grade beauty products (and I do invest in more expensive shampoos/conditioners because of my color treated hair) but having affordable go-to drugstore options is so much more realistic for most of us. We have a wedding to pay for this year and I know all our babies take our $$$ by the second, lol! Quite literally, Calvin loves pulling things out of my purse. ANYWAYS – What are your go-tos? What do I need to try next? Would love your suggestions and recos!
Let me know if you try any of these – love ya all!kaylasignature-06
PS – I had a cute helper while trying to get a product shot: 

My 10 Minute (Easy!) Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey babes!
I’m so excited to share my first video with you all! I’ve been wanting to do this one for some time so I finally got my set-up ready and recorded my everyday makeup tutorial! No judging on the quality – I didn’t edit at all or add any special features. This is truly just me walking you through what I do every day before work. I need quick. I need easy. I need something to make me look presentable – and this is it. Simple enough for all my busy mama readers to replicate!
While the video is 13 min, I believe without the talking it is truly a 10 minute (or less) routine.
I have linked all of the products I used in the tutorial below – just click on the image for info!

LORAC PRO Powder Cheek Stain

Next time I will record in landscape so that I don’t have the black borders. Sometimes I get so excited to do something that I have to do it right away and I don’t research up front…hence why I recorded in portrait like a big #rookie.
Please let me know if you have any questions, tips for me, or are interested in more videos – I love hearing from you all!

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