I’ve been with Limelife since the end of Jan this year. I came for the lipstick and stay(ed) for the community.

Sometimes I’m wary of oversharing because of fear of judgement, and mostly I don’t let that stop me sharing. But, as much as I won’t beg others to buy or join me, I also won’t hide what it’s doing for me.

So, in no particular order, here’s what I know;

Being imperfect is liberating. Things that I would have analysed to death (presenting to a group of people, going live, videos, being open) I don’t anymore, I just do it. I can’t tell you how good it is to not worry constantly. *CAVEAT, some of this has come from coaching, a lot of this from Limelife.*

I have tapped into a wealth of education. I’m learning about skincare, about makeup, about mindset, about leadership and crucially about community.

Speaking of which, having access to an amazing community of entrepreneurs is something I never envisaged. We talk about things that matter. We have interests outside of makeup. These are clever, articulate. professional women.

Since being furloughed, this has become a project that has given me purpose when I was beginning to lose myself. It’s motivated me, inspired me and taught me a lot about getting out of my own way.

I’ve condensed my makeup bag to a handful of items that work SO well. I don’t spend ages tweaking and adjusting throughout the day and I don’t ever feel like my makeup is wearing me, infact, I barely even feel it.

I’m not raking it in, but it’s helped me pay for continuing education for myself, it’s paid for the weekly shop, it’s filled the car full of petrol and honestly some days it’s bought me a cup of coffee, these things matter.

My attitude towards money has evolved. I’m not ashamed of wanting to make great money. You can be loving and wealthy. Money can enable and educate and I no longer feel like a dick for wanting nice things.

It’s not a gross pyramid scheme. We have professional products that people love and often it changes how they feel about themselves, there’s no better feeling.

It is a job, yes you ‘play with makeup’ but this isn’t a get rich quick scheme. It’s cliched but it’s true, it’s what you make it. You don’t need hours every day but there is an element of showing up each day.

My vision for Limelife is that I work with a diverse group of excellent women, we collaborate, have fun, make people feel amazing, host workshops, educate and we make some blaady money.

If any of this resonates with you, or gives you any sort of reaction at all, then drop me a line. Honestly, I’m still learning and haven’t got it all figured out just yet, but if you know me then you know that I’m happy to help and crucially, I’m not full of shit.