The Best Makeup Sponge For Your Money | Vmagic

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So I’m loving this makeup sponge! It better than my kabuki brush, and any other sponge I’ve used and it’s $8.98 instead of $20 like the Beauty Blender. I got the Vmagic sponge on amazon.com and you can go here to get it >>>>

VMAGIC Premium Ultra Soft Makeup Sponges Foundation Sponge – Rose Red

It’s definitely worth a try! It makes my foundation go on much smoother and doesn’t let makeup cake or sink into creases, which makes foundation look terrible by the way. We bombshell’s want smoooooth flawless looking skin, right?

Vmagic makeup sponge! Best makeup sponge for your money according to The Bombshell Initiative blog

I like to get the sponge wet first because it helps the foundation to go on more dewy and I love the dewy look on myself. Like glamorous, Victoria Secret model makeup! If you like a more matte look then keep it dry, although it takes more product because it doesn’t seem to spread as easy.

Vmagic makeup sponge! Best makeup sponge for your money according to The Bombshell Initiative blog

I personally put the foundation on my face first then dab it into my skin. I don’t swipe or pull or drag the sponge. DAB, DAB, DAB. You’ll have much better coverage this way.

This isn’t a sponsored post, but I do get a percentage from Amazon if you buy from my link. You can go here to get it! I obviously got the black one but you can get the pink too!
VMAGIC Premium Ultra Soft Makeup Sponges Foundation Sponge – Rose Red

What’s your favorite makeup sponge? Drop me a comment so I can try it!

Janie

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Jaylee Jane has arrived!

 

My little baby girl Jaylee Jane was born Wednesday October 5th at 5:12pm! And let me just say we are so in love with her! I feel like I was always meant to have her. Like she’d been waiting all my life to come to me. As a mother, have you felt this?

To be honest, I didn’t have a super strong desire to be a mother. People always asked when we were going to have kids and I’d just say, “when i have one.” We weren’t trying and I was happy with my free time and the way life was.

Until I got pregnant the first time and lost that baby to a miscarriage and it absolutely devastated me. I never knew how much I wanted that little baby until it was gone. I cried in bed for days wondering why this happened especially when there’s teenagers who don’t want and aren’t ready, having babies all the time. Or crack heads, or so many women who chose to abort that precious child… and I couldn’t have mine!? Someone who is ready, and wanting it?

After a week or so I accepted what happened, made peace with it, and I still think about who that baby might have been from time to time.

When I got pregnant with Jaylee almost exactly one year later (baby #1 was due Oct 17th and Jaylee, due Oct 5th) I worried, in the back of my mind, almost the entire time that something might go wrong. I almost couldn’t be excited about it because I didn’t want to get my hopes up only to get let down again. But she’s here and she’s healthy and honestly I couldn’t love her more. I was singing to her last night and started crying because I just love her so much. It’s the craziest feeling to fall in love with someone so fast!

Here are some pics from the hospital! If you want to see more follow me on facebook!

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the happy bombshell family new mommy

 

I’m enjoying spending time with my little love, but I’ll be back to posting on the regular soon! Lots more bombshell girly things coming your way!

Also have you checked out my free weeks worth of workouts and eating guide download? I’ll be back to working out soon to get this bod back into shape! go here to get it http://thebombshellinitiative.com/bombshell-body-freebie-2/

-Janie

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Maternity Photoshoot

To be honest I didn’t really want to do the maternity shoot. I’m not one of those women that’s enjoying pregnancy and “glowing”, feeling so beautiful and loving the big belly. You might think I’m “glowing” in the photos below but trust me it’s just a lot of makeup, a great photographer and a nice camera. I have a rash on my face from the pregnancy… And I’ve actually been a pretty big complainer (and I’m usually not) because I’ve felt sick, passed out, can hardly walk at times because my legs get jello-y,  went through a phase were I was afraid to drive my car or go anywhere alone because I worried about fainting at any given time, got some itchy pregnancy rash… not fun. You can read more about that on my other post here http://thebombshellinitiative.com/confessions-of-a-fitchick-with-a-not-so-fit-pregnancy/

But my husband said something to me today that made me feel a little bad. He said “every time you say you hate being pregnant, or complain about it, it makes me think you wish you never got pregnant.” And having had a miscarriage previous to this one, that one hit me. I shouldn’t be complaining, because I’m blessed to have gotten pregnant second time and with only 4 more days to go she’s healthy! I’ve been trying to keep that in mind the past few months it’s just been hard mentally. I’m so used to being independent and active and I’ve been very limited on what I can do.

But any way’s my mom was my photographer and did a freaking amazing job! and if you’re in the Idaho Falls area, you should have her take your pictures! Her website is www.suzannesphotography.net you can also find her on facebook  Suzanne S Photography.

We did the photoshoot up on my grandparents land just outside Idaho Falls. They call it “the dry farm” where they used to farm winter wheat and there’s even a cute little shack up there that’s still standing. I should have taken some pictures of it.

We loved the colors and all the trees. It was the perfect place to do a photoshoot!

If you’re wondering, I got my dress, from Ross Dress For Less… which is pretty much where I shop all the time for dresses and cute tops.

 

matenity photoshoot with sunflare

maternity photoshoot in a field with sunflare

the bombshell initiative maternity photoshoot

fall maternity photo shoot in floral dress fall maternity photoshoot on thebombshellinitiative.com

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maternity photoshoot, floral dress, windmills maternity photoshooot in a field

janie kearl maternity photoshoot on thebombshellinitiative.com

And the black and whites!

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black and white maternity heart black and white maternity photo on thebombshellinitiative.com

liked this one so much I did it in B&W and color!black and white maternity photo

Who else is having a baby soon? Will you do a maternity shoot?

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Baby Shower!

I recently had my baby shower for Jaylee and it was simple and fun. We didn’t do games because, well I don’t like games for parties like this. I like to chill, chat and eat. So that’s what we did. I want to thank everyone who came and for all the wonderful baby gifts!

My sisters and mom helped decorate for the party. We had glitter donuts, balloons, chips, fruit salad and more. I went with my theme of purple and gold, which is basically the theme of my baby room. Purple, gray and gold. I’ll have photos of that when it’s finished! Baby is coming in T minus 10 days (if she’s on time) October 5th. And the cute little dog is my “fur baby”, Leonidas

leo the pomeranian baby shower baloons and gifts baby shower glitter donuts baby shower purple and gray baby girl quilt baby shower blanket snacks for baby shower baby shower blanket pink lemonade family baloon arch

 

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Bombshell Spotlight: Carly Reeves

Carly Reeves has  risen to the top of her online business and is a total BOMBSHELL! She’s a wife and mother, who didn’t even like make up all that much and yet still is one of the top people in the Younique beauty company. She doesn’t let anything hold her back! Read on to learn her ways and more about this amazing woman.

Carly Reeves Bombshell Interview. Younique top leader

 

 

 

Janie: What got you started with your Younique business?

Carly: I had recently moved to Albuquerque NM with my husband and 3 kids and didn’t know anyone. I was at home with my 3 little crazies (Ages 3 month to 5 years) and I needed something. I had always worked and gone to school my whole marriage and was going a little crazy being at home all the time with no friends or escape. We also needed to make some extra money. My husband’s job was such a blessing and the reason we moved to NM but after the bills were paid every month, we didn’t have anything left over. No savings and lots and lots of school debt. I saw my cousin Angie posting pictures of our mascara on FB and I had to order it so I could see if it really worked like everyone said it did. So I ordered, it came, I put it on, and signed up a few minutes later. The rest is history.

 

Janie: Have you always loved makeup?

Carly: No. I have never even liked makeup, much less loved it. I have always worn drug store makeup and usually bought whatever was cheapest. I am a very low maintenance person so the time it took to apply makeup and fix my hair was way too much for me so it never interested me at all. But wow have I learned some tricks since! Before Younique I had never put ANY type of color on my lips. You couldn’t have bribed me to. Now I am obsessed with rocking the bright pinks and reds and think of what a boring life I would have lived if I would have never discovered colored lipsticks J

 

Janie: What is your current status in the company and what does it mean?

Carly: My current status in Younique is Black Status Level 1. Black Status is our highest status. Within Black Status are 3 levels. The first one is our car bonus. I am one of 7 presenters that have hit this Level 1 car bonus and super proud of that. The team I work with is relentless.

 

Janie: So many people join a company like Younique and never get anywhere. What do you think you did that made a difference?

Carly: When I joined Younique I made a decision to work hard and be 100% consistent. I also decided from the very beginning that I would not let what other people thought or said effect what my goals were and my success. So that’s exactly what I did. I believed in this opportunity and could see myself hitting the top of the company. All I had to do was work hard and stay consistent to get there. I was very relentless and worked very hard every single day. I blocked any negativity that came my way and remained positive daily. I knew it was a journey and I could do anything I set my mind to.

 

Janie: Any tips on how others can become successful with Younique or any online business?

Carly: Consistency!!! Stay consistent. You will never see instant results when building a business. If you are consistent then you will plant seeds every single day that will later on bring you reward. And the world is changing. People aren’t going to brick and mortars anymore. They are started to purchase everything more and more online from their homes. Running an online business can be extremely profitable if you work every single day. You can expand your network endlessly all over the world through social media. The possibilities are endless with a business like Younique.

 

 

Janie: How do you stay so motivated?

Carly: I do a lot of personal development. You have to in a business like this. I always make sure not to dwell on negative energy and try to turn everything into a positive. It’s a crucial trait when you are a leader. I also stay motivated because of the people I work with. So many of them inspire me with their stories and the way they work and it keeps me going every single day. And when I see people on my team growing and finding success (whatever that looks like to them) it truly keeps me pumped. I wake up excited and go to bed excited every single day.

 

Janie: Is it difficult balancing mom life and the biz?

Carly: Yes it can be very difficult some days, but so worth it. I am home with my kids every single day and am able to support my entire family at the same time. It’s also given me the chance to set that example for my kids and I’m really grateful for that. But yes, it gets crazy and tricky most days but I have learned and gotten better at time management over the past couple of years.

carly reeves Younique leader with her family

 

Janie: Anytime you reach a certain level of success there are haters. How do you handle any negative feedback, comments?

Carly: I honestly just delete them and move on. I have learned that it only reflects them and not me. In order to run a successful business and uplift and inspire others as a leader is to keep all negativity out of your life. I preach this. I will not give it any attention at all because there are so many others in my life that love and support me.

 

Janie: Who are your inspirations?

Carly: One of my biggest inspirations is my Sister Jordan. She has been through more in her life than any other person that I know and she continues to fight every single day. She wakes up and takes care of her family and she ALWAYS laughs through it all. She doesn’t take herself or her situation too seriously and although has been through hell and back, she’s still one of the most fun and uplifting people to be around. I have always wanted to be more like her and I still do.

 

Janie: Besides makeup what are your hobbies? Things you love to do and enjoy?

Carly: Oh I love love love music. Before Younique and babies and all that I was in an indie rock band called A Film in the Ballroom. I spent a lot of time writing music and performing. We even recorded a couple of albums. I love going to concerts as well. I also love soccer and my husband and I have our favorite teams we watch together. And of course my kids. I especially love going to their activities and watching them grow and become really cool people.

carly reeves singing

Janie: What are some future goals of yours?

Carly: As far as Younique goes, I would love to have at least 10 more Black Statuses on my team. The amazing thing about Younique’s mission and compensation plan is that it’s built for everyone to succeed and make money. Not just a few at the top. The leaders on my team are so amazing and I can’t wait to celebrate them when they hit the top. Another goal of mine is to share this opportunity with as many people as I can and continue to work hard in helping my team find success.

 

Janie: What are you most grateful for?

Carly: I am beyond blessed in my life and is so difficult to pick one thing I’m most grateful for, but it would most definitely be my family. My husband Andrew is the most patient and loving person in the world. He balances me out so much and loves me through all my crazy. He’s so unbelievably supportive as well. And my 3 little monsters.. They make me crazy everyday but I couldn’t imagine this world without each of them. So blessed to have such an amazing family and be entrusted with 3 of God’s angels.

 

Janie: People are often criticized for only showing the “good” things in their life on social media. So let’s relate to the readers for a second. What is something you struggle with?

Carly: Oh man, I could name a few LOL. First off, I struggle with doing makeup! I have built an organization with over 20,000 women who all share our amazing products so it’s pretty ironic that I struggle with how to even put it on.  I also struggle with time management and asking for help. I tend to kill myself with work and things I need to do before I will ask my team or leaders to help me and I need to work on that more. And I also REALLY struggle with eating healthy lol.

 

Janie: Where can the readers find you? Website/social names?

Carly: They can find me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/carlytefteller.reeves and they can email me at carlyreeves34@gmail.com. My website to look at our amazing products is www.lashballer.com

 

Such a great interview! Very informative and inspiring. If you’re interested at all in Younique makeup or joining the company, she’s your girl! Send her an email

 

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