Disclaimer: this weeks #truthfulthursday is one I’m a little (okay a lot) passionate about.
.....WE NEED MORE REALNESS IN THIS WORLD!! We need to stop believing the lie that perfection is a beautiful thing. We need more authenticity. More people to say, look I screwed up & it’s okay. Everything is still alright. Jesus already handled that for us on the cross✨
None of us have it all together and the more that we create this illusion that our lives are perfect, the more that we’re encouraging others to do the same. It’s exhausting! Not to mention a negative life lesson we’re teaching our younger generation. 
I don’t want to teach my daughter that the appearance of having it all together is important. I want to teach her that vulnerability is a strength, your weaknesses can be made strong, your mistakes can be used for good, and there is power and freedom in admitting that sometimes you just messed up🤷🏼‍♀️ I am loving this line in the new song “See A Victory” by @elevationworship .... “You take what the enemy meant for evil and you turn it for good” 👏🏻 Strive to do better, yes! but be okay with acknowledging that you’re human and some days we just don’t get it right. Say it out loud, share it with others, and encourage others to do the same. Your vulnerability can be a gift to those around you!
This is the power of community and healthy living. I truly believe this world of comparison and constant striving for more would come to a halt and people would have more confidence in who they are, when they’re strong & when they’re not🖤 life ain’t perfect. keep it real y’all! 
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Disclaimer: this weeks #truthfulthursday is...

Repeats🖤 $10 tube top, under $50 high waisted jeans (fit TTS), this headband comes in a pack of three for $15, $12 ear crawlers (earrings ;) & this black faux leather coat is GOOD & on sale (also fits TTS) All details linked in my bio🖤 http://liketk.it/2F3x5 @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50

Repeats🖤 $10 tube top, under...

Find someone who lets you be you & doesn’t try to change you. Who trusts you, runs with your crazy ideas, and even pushes those ideas further. Someone who loves you when your broken and sees the greatness within you. Someone who pushes you in life but also let’s you be when you just ain’t feeling it. Someone who loves past the “feeling” of love. Someone you will fight with only to turn around and love them even more the next day. Someone you can look back and say, I’m so glad we fought for that. 
This is so cheesy but I 100% believe this is my husband. Thanks for being my person boo😘

http://liketk.it/2F1zU @liketoknow.it #liketkit

Find someone who lets you...

Comfy cozies😍✨ & @walmart from head to toe! The quality of this sweat suit is honestly amazing too! & only $40 total for both. I’m wearing a Small in both top & bottom (fits TTS). Shop it at the link in my bio⭐️✨ #ad #WalmartFashion #WeDressAmerica http://liketk.it/2EZzc @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKfit

Comfy cozies😍✨ & @walmart from...

#sundayswiththecoles 💕 Back at our weekly wall and we had a great Sunday at church & then out to eat with our family. AND a Forty Niners win! This is rare for us guys... let me celebrate ;)❤️💛❤️✨
Outfit details linked- my bodysuit comes in a few colors and is only $35, I sized up to a US 8. Jeans are on sale for under $100 (size up). Exact belt is linked too. Click the link in my bio 
http://liketk.it/2EXBz @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert

#sundayswiththecoles 💕 Back at our...

Date night?? Wedding?? New Years😜✨?? I loooooove this dress & these new white booties too! Both fit TTS. As always, you can shop all of my looks at the link in my bio or by following me on the (free) @liketoknow.it app - search/follow Ellabrooksblog🖤
http://liketk.it/2EMlf @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKshoecrush

Date night?? Wedding?? New Years😜✨??...

Home sweet home (almost) 🖤 We had the best week at @azulbeachresorts in Riviera Maya. But nothing beats picking up Ollie🐶 & sleeping in our own beds👨🏻👩🏼👧🏼👦🏼👦🏼
Ps- my bikini is on sale and I just found my favorite self tanner on sale as well. Also my sunnies are only $11! It’s all linked in my bio!
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Home sweet home (almost) 🖤...

My boys don’t wanna be in pictures ;) & this girl has her poses down💁🏼‍♀️ @azulbeachresorts 
If you’re new around here, I do something called #truthfulthursdays every Thursday where I spill something that’s on my heart or mind. A little real life, behind the scenes, or just some real talk to this sometimes perfectly pictured space on the internet. 
So here it is... it piggy backs exactly what I mentioned above. Real life. There’s really no way to ever truly see what’s happening in real life behind these squares. I can preach real life all day long & share my heart out but the reality is, it just ain’t possible. This goes for everyone. Which brings me to this... kindness. It goes farther than you think. I love this quote I read on Pinterest... “If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each one of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, & care”  Strangely I’ve learned that while being kind benefits those around us, it also brings more joy to MY life. Have you ever noticed that?? Giving to others will always give right back to you. Everyone wins. Be kind, for everyone is facing a battle you know nothing about💕 http://liketk.it/2ESXj @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKunder50 #LTKtravel

My boys don’t wanna be...

You guys LOVED this coat and I’m happy to report that it’s back in stock (fully stocked) and 40% off! It runs big so I’d recommend sizing down💕 Wearing a size 2. Shop all outfit details at the link in my bio 
http://liketk.it/2ESgF @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder100 #LTKsalealert #LTKshoecrush

You guys LOVED this coat...

🌴🌴🌴 My swimsuit is on sale for under $30 and can double as a bodysuit💯 Pants are from @zara and can’t be linked unfortunately http://liketk.it/2ERco @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKswim #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50

🌴🌴🌴 My swimsuit is on...

My Exciting New Adventure

Hey y’all! I am SO excited to share this with you guys!!! It’s been about a month or so in the making and I’ve been dying to let you all in on what’s new in my world.

You all know I’m a lipstick fanatic. I love lip colors: bright colors, dark colors – all of it! I just love COLOR! I feel like it adds so much to an outfit and overall look! So when I heard about this, I freaked, because it’s right up my alley for everyday wear! Whether I’m in my sweats for the day (Hello #momlife), or dressing up to head out, there’s a lip color for it all.

What is LipSense?

Well if you haven’t heard of LIPSENSE yet, let me tell you…. it is a lip color (not lipstick) and unlike any other lip stains, lipsticks, or colors – it molecularly bonds to your lips, meaning the color will last you anywhere between 4-18 hours! Apply it in the morning, eat your breakfast, kiss your husband, kiss your kids, go swimming (really, it’s waterproof)- and still, your lips will be radiating with color! It will not smudge, smear, or rub off!

Additionally, 1 tube is approximately 4 sticks of lipsticks, meaning it will last you up to six months if worn every single day! It’s also gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and contains no animal byproducts ( I know this is a biggie for some people so I love these facts).

As for company history, the SeneGence International company started in 1999 with just six shades of LipSense lipstick. It quickly grew and expanded its line into various cosmetics and skin care products sold around the globe. I’m going to be honest and say there was a stand still for a while. I’ve dug deep into why it’s now on the rise and booming like crazy (I mean CRAZY!) – and it all points back to social media. This right here. It has gotten into the hands of people like me who are freaking out over it and have become distributors to share with people like you. Because A. This stuff is one of a kind B. Who doesn’t love lipstick?? (Or color- you know what I mean)

How to Apply LipSense?

Once you’ve found and purchased your perfect LipSense lip color, what’s the application process like? First, make sure you have removed any product on your lips. Next, take the LipSense wand and with a swiping motion, swipe on the color in one direction so the LipSense lipstick can form a solid bond with your lip. Wait 5 to 10 seconds before applying another coat. You should apply 3 thin coats in all. When your color is dry, then apply the LipSense gloss, which will help protect your color and keep your lips moisturized all day. Don’t worry if you make a mistake, just use your Ooops! Lip Color remover to quickly get rid of blemishes. Keep your glossy coat nearby as you’ll want to reapply it when you notice your lips getting dry.

Another fun thing to note is that you can literally create endless amounts of colors. Layer different colors and play around to find what combos you love best! The possibilities are endless! So when someone says  “I can’t find a color I like”… play around! You’re guaranteed to find something that looks great on you!

 How Much is LipSense?

LipSense is initially sold as a starter kit for $55 (plus tax) or you can join my team and save $5 on your starter kit and make money! The starter kit includes: LipSense liquid lip color, moisturizing gloss and an Ooops! Lip Color remover.

Single LipSense colors are priced at $25.00, while LipSense glosses (Glossy Gloss, Matte Gloss & other Glosses) are $20.00 each.

Ooops! Lipsense Lip Color remover is priced at $10.00. This is a great tool to have as a simple swipe will erase any application errors or remove your LipSense at the end of the day. Better yet, it works instantly with no rubbing

How Can I Buy LipSense?

To begin your LipSense journey, you’ll need to purchase the starter kit which comes with Ooops! Lip Color remover, one lipstick (color), and a LipSense gloss. The gloss is a must because it’s what seals in your lipstick, keeps your lipstick lasting for hours and above else, keeps your lips moisturized!

Become a purchaser today and you WILL end up loving this as much as me. You can also continue to be a customer or you can JOIN my KILLER team!!! 😉 For reals guys- I’m in this to win it and I can’t even tell you all of the exciting perks that come with this “job” – and I’m totally being serious here – I’m not permitted to advertise all of the amazingness that comes with being a distributor but let’s just say… a (paid for) car, vacations (think Costa Rica, Disney World), and so much more! I would LOVE to have you on my team!
Email me at Ellabrooksblog@gmail.com if you are interested in signing up or have any questions! And follow along on my Instagram at @ellabrookslips and FB group EllaBrooksLips for updates!

Personal Note

If you’re wondering why I jumped in with two feet and decided to become a distributor, there are a few reasons.

1. I truly believe in this product. I watched a few of my (blogger) friends sell it from afar and became convinced it was something I needed to personally try. I approached them. Again, I approached them! I  LOVE that part of my story because as a blogger, so many things get thrown my way to try or promote, and often times I wonder if people think I truly love the product or if I’m just “selling” it to get paid. As a lipstick addict, I knew I needed to try it, and as soon as I did I was hooked.
2. We are just getting started. And when I say we are just getting started, I mean- this business, SeneGence, isn’t saturated yet. There are a ton of MLM’s out there and I for one and am so hesitant to jump on the bandwagon because, well, they just tend to have “that” rep for me. But when I looked into the business side of things, I knew I had to sign up, and now. I mentioned the history/status of this company above, but we are just now starting to boom (thank you social media) and there is SO much potential for growth! Personally, I’m excited to see where this company will take me and my family!

Lip Colors

A few limited edition colors I currently have in stock (& LOVE!):

To see the colors I currently have in stock and to place an order CLICK HERE!
(I’m wearing “Blu Red” in the pictures above)
Also- check out my Instagram to see other lip colors I wear & love!

 

XOXO
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1 Comment
  • Elly
    June 14, 2017

    SO excited for you and the new journey! I just signed up too and can’t wait!

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