My passion for cosmetics started when I was thirteen years old with my first Bonnie Bell strawberry flavored lip gloss. My parents had a rule that my sister and I could wear makeup at age 13 and not a day before. And then, "makeup" meant only lip gloss and light blush.
By age 15, I had added Mary Kay pancake concealer,
Cover Girl liquid makeup, Maybelline Great Lash mascara and
Coty powder to my soon to be bulging makeup bag.
On Saturdays and during summers while I was in high school
I worked at the local "Cosmetic Center"
which was basically a drug store without the drugs.
I was in makeup heaven!
So many colors, brands and smells filled my young impressionable mind
while I was on my quest to find the perfect products to make me
be as desirable a young southern girl as Scarlett O'Hara herself.!
I can still smell the British Sterling
cologne that all the “foxy” guys in high school wore.
Me, I liked Revlon's Ciara and Ambush by Dana perfumes
while my sister used Tigress perfume by Faberge.
But most girls in the seventies were singing the jingle that accompanied the new Revlon fragrance Charlie.
The beauty pageant is a rite of passage in the South for females
just as killing their first deer is for boys.
So at age 17 I suited up in my borrowed swimsuit and evening gown
and "painted by face" using my smorgasbord of beauty products.
I was confident that it was my choice of the perfect lipstick,
pink and blue eyeshadow, and Sally Hanson nail polish
that made them call MY name as the new Miss Colquitt 1980.
While I only shopped at the local Cosmetic Center, I had a friend that got to shop in the big city of Tallahassee, Florida and she used something called
Clinique Continuous Coverage Makeup.
This country girl had finally found something
to completely cover her freckles and pimples
to give the illusion of perfect skin. It didn't matter that this new makeup was basically "spackle" in a tube that smothered my pores with oil, oil, oil.
A scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Atlanta
earned as a prize for being
Miss Georgia National Teen-Ager 1980
took me to the big city where I landed a job with Clinique
in the downtown Davison's Department Store, now known as Macy's.
There I became friends with the other girls in the cosmetic department
where I experimented with Lancome, Chanel, Elizabeth Arden
& countless other creams, lotions, eyeliners, shadows, bronzers etc.
It was during this momentous year of 1982 that I became familiar with the
"Gift with Purchase".
The chance to get free goodies at each different makeup counter
insured that I would not understand the term “brand loyalty”
until I was 37 years old.
Then, as fate would have it, I discovered LipSenselong lasting liquid lip color by SeneGence International in the millenium year of 2000. I was wearing Sheer Pink Lip Sense when I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned. The hygienist asked me to remove my lipstick and I said "I can't". She cleaned my teeth and I still had on my LipSense so she called all the ladies who worked there AND the dentist into the room to see
that my lipstick had not come off during the whole cleaning!
I instantly had customers who also wanted LipSense! Then the next day I received a phone call from another dentist office next door to my dentist office. Six ladies there wanted LipSense as well!
I joined the company, SeneGence, as a distributor immediately. I've had the privilege of being a pioneer distributor with SeneGence and I've learned the science behind each product as they were added one by one
by Joni Rogers-Kante, CEO and founder.
I've been trained by the scientist/chemist who actually developed the products, Yoram Fishman, as to their efficacy.
SeneGence is now the only company who specializes is
ALL waterproof makeup products that are long lasting on the skin plus
ALL their products are Anti-Aging to help you look younger.
I know that SeneGence products DO work together synergistically to create the results I want.
They are like building blocks that work together
to form a wall of protection.
The results in my skin and the fact that I look better NOW
than I did 12 years ago when I found SeneGence are proof enough for me!
There are independent laboratory tests to convince you!
I slowly stopped using my drawer full of various assorted 148 different cosmetic products and now only use
I am now adding layer by layer the most effective anti-aging complex
all over my body every day!
I can proudly say that I no longer hop from company to company
trying to find the next new thrill.