Every moment at Palooza just kept getting better!
Palooza began on a Friday morning. Well, let me back up a bit. We got in Thursday afternoon – we being my fiancé and I. We planned it as a little trip before he left on military leave (but that’s a whole other story). So we got in on Thursday to check out the town – I never been to Austin. Let me just say – It’s really fricken hot in Austin and as you probably know, I’m from Phoenix! So that’s a pretty bold statement. It’s a fun city and I’m glad we got to experience it before the conference. Just ask about the bats!
So I picked up my Palooza SWAG BAG before heading off to bed. If you don’t know what swag is, let me just say that the value in the swag bag is basically the cost of your ticket. And if you bought your ticket when I did, it most definitely surpassed the cost of the ticket – WINNING! So what was inside my swag bag you might ask? Let me tell you:
And the last 2 which were the talk of the weekend:
But as I said, it just kept getting better!
Stay tuned for the next day (Martha Beck!)
I was given the opportunity to bring my makeup kit on site to three beautiful triplets that wanted a little pampering for their first junior prom. It started with a trial. The challenge in my mind was to give each of these identical girls a unique look that fell in line with their personalities. A challenging task because I had never met the girls before. Once I met them and their parents in their home and had to quickly assess how I would pull an individual look for each one.
I started with girl with the shortest hair because her look screamed “rocker,” but she clearly didn’t want to have a lot of makeup since she wasn’t very girly. For her I did a smokey brown eye using the Lottie for LimeLight Dream On palette (which she insisted I keep blending to take more off), along with a light cheek and lip (lips with Macaroon Enduring Lip Color, and Faith Signature Lip Gloss on top) and added touches of #6 blush as a pretty highlight.
Next, I moved on to the girl who seemed a little more outgoing. I decided it would be fun to add “Mills” by Lottie from the Dream On palette (@LotStar Instagram) in her crease along with “Lament” which is more of a gold shimmer. This gave her a bold eye to go with her black and white dress. I then did her cheeks with a warm bold blush in #7 which looked brilliant against her skin tone. I showed her lip shades in Candy Apple, Cherry Pie, and #104, and we settled on the true blue red in Cherry Pie. She was a little scared of the boldness of the color but once everyone (including mom) saw that color, everyone agreed it was perfect.
Lastly, I felt compelled to do a subtle but super pretty Instagram look. I did a subtle cat eye using only shadow, and kept most of the shadows in matte shades including mauve and brown. I went back and added “Crystal” from the Dream On palette to her inner eye and just a touch on the center of her lid. I also added “Crystal” to highlight the tops of her cheeks and the cupids bow, and just the tip of the nose. I chose the same cheek color in #7, and then the lightest shade of lip color in “Mia” another Enduring Lip Color by Lottie.
All girls were so impressed with their looks (and mom was too) that I’ll be back to do the look for their big prom day. Pictures are coming soon!
Maybe you’ve been following me for a while, or maybe you just found me, or MAYBE you are looking to learn more about LimeLight by Alcone without complete commitment to starting your own business. Whatever it is, curiosity helped you find me here. So I want to first shout out a huge THANK YOU for stopping by my page today. Let’s talk professional cosmetics for a second.
Why LimeLight by Alcone cosmetics? Simple – our products are used by professional makeup artists because of their dependability. These products are manufactured with the professional in mind. They are super pigmented (meaning we don’t shove fillers in our products that thin them out to make them cheaper), they blend beautifully because they are milled to a fine particle so they can mix and mingle together flawlessly, and they are affordable! YES – let me just take that thought out of your head… you know the thought – “oh they’re professional, so I guess I can’t afford it.” STOP right there – did you look at the online catalog?? I haven’t even had the chance to show you in person that a little goes a long way, and these products are going to last so you don’t need to shop for replacements every 4 weeks. Here is where I invite you to party with me. Not only are you going to have a ton of fun, and you’re going to have a safe place to play with makeup (and finally try that RED lipstick you never would have thought to try in a million years), but you’re going to earn LimeLight by Alcone products absolutely free from your successful party! Worried about your party not being a success? Well that’s why I’m here. I help coach you through the entire process, I do the talking, I do the planning – I even provide the invites! All you need to do is get your friends together, and pick a theme. February is a great month for a “Lipstick Bar” themed party. Parties are way more successful when you have them in your home, however if you aren’t local, we can also schedule an online party.
As the weather cools down and the nights stretch out longer, we start thinking about the holidays. This year I’ll be hosting my first (what I hope to be, annual) boutique and Toys for Tots toy drive! Start your holiday shopping early and knock out those hard to shop for family members. We’ll have gifts for babies, kids, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and even your furry (or feathery, or scaly) family members. Entry is absolutely free, but in the spirit of giving please bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots. All of our vendors are donating a portion of their proceeds to Toys for Tots as well. So bring your wallets and help some of the less fortunate have an amazing Christmas this year!
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This weekend, March 19th and 20th at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ I will be at The Mom Made Market! Make a note on your calendar to stop by Saturday at the LimeLight by Alcone booth and snap a picture with me. I will have products on display, samples, and a giveaway (come check it out to learn more)! Don’t forget to hashtag #JenniferPitt , #shoplikeamother , and #mommade. This is a community event – not just for moms.
This fundraising event will help support momcology.org which is an amazing group for moms and primary care givers of children diagnosed with cancer. Check out their website for more information.
There will be TONS of homemade “mom made” products to check out, giveaways, and opportunities this weekend so why not stop by? With over 150 local vendors, and only $4 presale or $5 at the door (kids 12 and under free) it will be both affordable and fun. Can’t wait to see you there!