Adventures in Vanuatu

Hello Lovelies! I’m excited to tell you about the incredible trip to Vanuatu I took last month with my husband, Ben, and our sons, Alan and William. We spent two weeks immersed in its tropical beauty. Surrounded by exotic plants, flowers, and landscapes, I was continually filled with inspiration for the future of SeneGence and our products.  Take a glimpse of the stunning natural beauty of Vanuatu (though pictures don’t fully do it justice!).


Pristine Beaches


Lush plants and flowers abound in Vanuatu, such as this white orchid


Gorgeous native Vanuatuan children

This string of islands in the south pacific is so important to the history, and future, of SeneGence. I first travelled to Vanuatu 15 years ago, and discovered its rich bounty of unique plants, flowers, and minerals unlike any others in the world. Since then, SeneGence has been lucky to source from there many natural ingredients that are essential to the formulations of SeneDerm SkinCare. My discovery of Vanuatu Volcanic Ash and its incredible exfoliating and skin restorative properties is what inspired the creation of several SeneDerm products. The natural floral and plant extracts are also present in many products, and are a big reason why SeneDerm SkinCare really works to transform skin (and always will!).

Joni in Vanuatu

Me, collecting Volcanic Ash samples from Mt. Yasur 15 years ago


William, Alan and I collecting Volcanic Ash samples from Mt. Yasur last month


Natural extract from orchids like these is one of the many beneficial ingredients in SeneDerm SkinCare and SenseCosmetics


Taking samples of sea kelp and algae

For Ben and I, travelling back to Vanuatu really felt like coming full circle, back to the source of it all. This time, we were able to share the experience with our two sons. We showed them the beauty of the island and its natural resources, spending time getting familiar with the plants and minerals and appreciating the wonderful beauty of this special place.


William feeling the texture of the Volcanic sand and Alan capturing photos


William loved learning about the different plants and flowers and how they are good for skin


Here I am talking to Alan about the geography of the island


On an night-time excursion up the volcano at Mt. Yasur


William with the son of our guide

We spent much time capturing film and video footage of our stunning surroundings. Alan even piloted a drone, which we flew into the volcano, Mt. Yasur to capture footage of the inside. I cannot wait to use the footage in future video and print pieces, to show you the source of our high-quality, unique ingredients.


Alan piloting the drone with the tablet


The hike up Mt. Yasur to gather Volcanic ash and sand


Gazing out at the vast landscape

SeneGence will continue to treasure and utilize ingredients and work hand-in-hand with the native people of Vanuatu as we move forward with the creation of new, ground-breaking skin care technology and discover more beneficial, natural ingredients to include. You can be confident in knowing that SeneGence will always hold the quality, uniqueness, and effectiveness of our products as the top priority. I can’t wait to show you the fruits of our trip to Vanuatu in the months ahead; I think you are really going to be WOW-ed J

On behalf of everyone at SeneGence, I wish  you warmest wishes and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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Until next time my lovelies, choose to live life in love and abundance…then work for it!


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A Drive, a Zip, and a Makeover!


Meet Lera! While here in Vanuatu, Ben wanted us to visit a cave in the rain forest where head hunters took their ‘meals.’  There was a long drive to find the 16 section zip line through the forest. After climbing stairs as high as a Mountain in full rigs, and looking down from the top, our son William decides he DOES NOT want to make the journey down via zip line! (like, why couldn’t that have been decided BEFORE the climb!) Of course, mom (me), was elected to descend the stairs and wait at the bottom with William to await everyone’s return.

At the bottom in a hut was Lera. Lera spoke a little English… and it was her job to serve refreshments for returning visitors from the cave. I noted she watched me with a keen eye as I powdered my face with Translucid Powder… dripping wet from the climb. Lera had no makeup on. I grabbed my SeneCouture zip makeup bag and headed toward her. She began to giggle when I told her it was make-over time, to pass the time. She told me she should wear makeup to be ‘more pretty,’ but she didn’t own any. I told her she was beautiful already…. but it was fun to play every now and then! Thankfully, I had packed my zipper bag with one set of yellow-based shades and one full set of blue-based shades (packing light this trip). They all fit in the zippers. Anyway, I used Moca Java ShadowSense mixed with Color Corrective Tinted Moisturizer for her foundation; Terra Cotta LinerSense with Beige Champagne LipSense; Toasted Rose BlushSense and Moca Java mixed for blush;  Moca Java for brows,  a dash of my mascara, and lined her eyes with Denim ShadowSense. She watched in the attached mirror as I applied. She was awed! Couldn’t stop looking at her transformation as she giggled and gasped at how pretty she thought she looked. She stated her husband “wouldn’t know what to do” …. Oh my!
Lera lived down the road, we (Lera, William and I) took a walk to her ‘home,’ which was made of tin and wood. She owns cows and a couple of horses, some very loud rooster and chickens, and has two beautiful teenage sons. I never entered the house… and to say the least, she was very fascinated with my phone, or maybe the gorgeous LipSense case (?). We sat for awhile looking at my photo stream while I explained to her the things she saw.

The journeyers returned. Lera served refreshments as we listened to their excited and fascinating marvelous tales…

When it was time to leave, Lera and I hugged. I handed her the makeup I used on her, along with the extra brushes I could spare. She gave me her address to write to her, which I will.

Our makeup bridges lives…. Women everywhere are the same: We want love, friendship, a connection and respect from one another… Our sisterhood extends around the world.💋

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Limitless Possibilities in the New Season!

Hello my Lovelies! Welcome to a new, exciting season with SeneGence. I love this time of year in the US, when the leaves turn golden, the weather becomes crisp, and we are surrounded by family and friends. The holiday season is at our doorstep, and the time is right to plan success within your business. What do you dream about accomplishing this season? An increased commission check for your family, earning the SeneStar trip to Vancouver and treating your Partner to a first-class vacation, or perhaps qualifying for your very own SeneCar? If you dream it, you can do it with SeneGence. After all, “A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline.”

Vancouver, BC- the destination for the next SeneStar trip!

Vancouver, BC- the destination for the next SeneStar trip!

At US Leaders Conference earlier this month, I was honored to listen to the stories of several of our new Leaders, and how their SeneGence businesses have enriched their lives, in just a few months. I heard inspirational testimonials of how SeneGence has made the difference in allowing mothers to provide homes for their children, and has provided a supportive sisterhood for those who have recently lost a loved one. I was moved by their stories, and was reminded of how much an individual can change their life for the better, when they decide to live life in love and abundance. The word that kept coming to the forefront of my mind was “Empowerment.” SeneGence empowers women with financial freedom, new opportunities, freedom of time, and the chance to build a business legacy.

New Royal Court Leaders sharing their inspirational SeneGence stories

New Royal Court Leaders sharing their inspirational SeneGence stories

Leaders Achievement Day Qualifiers

Leaders Achievement Day Qualifiers

The possibilities are limitless, but you must envision your achievements now, and set your sales and sponsoring plans to see them through over the next few months, the largest two quarters of our Seminar Year. October is the time to resolve to finish out your 2015 year strong with the holiday selling season, followed by moving into success during the first “New Year’ quarter of 2016. Here are some simple things you can do, whether you are a new or seasoned Distributor, to make this season productive and set yourself up for success in the near future:

• Use your Back Office Resources-whether it’s the many goal tracking forms available to you, your Distributor Dashboard, or the Distributor training manuals, your Back Office is a wealth of information, knowledge, and resources to keep you on-track. The solutions to your problems and answers to your questions are there, more often than not. Invest a few minutes every day in exploring it.

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• Register for PIT Stop Glam it Up!- As you’ve probably heard, each SeneGence quarterly training event is a potentially career changing experience. If you need to strengthen your makeup application or product knowledge skills, do not miss this event- register now! (And complete SeneBlends Certified Make Up Artist Certification)

When you complete your SeneBlends Certification, you get a beautiful  gold badge to wear!

When you complete your SeneBlends Certification, you get a beautiful gold badge to wear!

• Start filling in your 2016 Calendar- Get a head-start on the New Year and begin to plan out your Team training dates, Open Houses, marketing promotions and Demos…. And don’t forget Seminar in April! Framing a work and financial game-plan to win will make all the difference in your success.

Seminar 2016- "Crowning Achievements" is an event not to be missed!

Seminar 2016- “Crowning Achievements” is an event not to be missed!

• Wear your stripes every day – where there are women, there are potential Customers and Distributors who are just waiting for what you have to offer.


Reaching goals takes forethought, agreements, commitments, understanding, and execution. But when you do reach your goals, you will be enriching your life and the lives of those surrounding you. It’s all worth it in the end, when you can look at what you’ve accomplished, whether for yourself or for your family, and say “I did it!”

I hope you are all enjoying offering new products that really work to your Customers-SeneDerm Collagen Night Pak, Holly Berry LipSense and Mulled Wine LipSense. Be sure you incorporate them into your holiday sales and marketing plans! As always, choose to live life in love and abundance…then work for it!



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Fantastic Free Sign-Ups!

Hello Lovelies!

I am so excited for the incredible growth we’ve all been experiencing at SeneGence this Seminar Year, and I can confidently say that it has been even more exciting with FREE Distributor Sign-Ups in September! This is your time to turn your DREAMS into PLANS and fast-track your business goals by sponsoring others into the SeneGence Career (or by joining us as a Distributor this month). Some of the most successful SeneGence Leaders joined during Free Sign-Up month, so be sure to share this fantastic opportunity with everyone you meet. After all, free sign-up means that SeneGence has eliminated the $50 sign-up fee for the month, and thus has eliminated any financial hindrance a potential New Distributor might experience when deciding whether to join us, now it’s all about desire and a will to succeed without limitation. Trust me when I say there is nothing to be lost by joining SeneGence, but so much to gain.

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When I think of the opportunity that comes with becoming a SeneGence Independent Distributor, the word that resonates with me is INDEPENDENT. SeneGence Distributors  run and operate their own business, they have the freedom to work the hours they choose and to earn the income they desire, tied directly to their efforts. They have the chance to make their passion their paycheck, earning income while “playing makeup” and teaching good skincare habits, using effective products that really work with their friends. They are able to break free from the restrictions of a corporate career and spend more time with their loved ones, and they are supported every step of the way on their journey to financial independence with training resources and personal support.  Only a few days remain to join us for free- the final day is September 30, 2015. If you are a Distributor, I encourage you to take advantage of each day to grow your team with wonderful new members. If you haven’t joined us as a Distributor yet, do so today, for free. You’ll be so glad you did :)

As always, choose to live life in love and abundance… then work for it!

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Sizzling Summer Travels

Hello my Lovelies! It’s been a busy few weeks of traveling and meeting fantastic women all over the country, and I’d love to fill you in on the exciting happenings and impressive business-builders I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

Earlier this month, my oldest son Alan and I flew to Dallas, Texas for the day to surprise all of the attendees at the Summer Sizzler training event, organized by Ruby Crown Princess Dawn Christian and Ruby Crown Princess Lisa Tippen-Morris. It was so wonderful meeting in person the inspiring women I’ve heard about from others and watched absolutely blossom in their SeneGence businesses over the past few months. I was thrilled to meet new Crown Princess Duo, Sharon & Jada! They are lovely ladies with fantastic business sense and the motivation and passion to take their business to the top.

joni sharon & jada

I was excited to meet new Crown Princess, Kimberly Massey too! She is also a wonderful and inspiring businesswoman and her rapid rise up the Royal Ranks has been a joy to watch.

joni and kimberly massey

I too was able to meet soon-to-be Crown Princess, Princess Jenny Hemingway, who equally impressed me with her drive and determination (pictured to the right of me below).

joni summer sizzler

I have so much admiration for all of our SeneGence Leaders, and am elated that SeneGence has been able to bless the lives of so many new Distributors, who truly understand what it means to live life in love and abundance, and work for it. Keep on growing and breaking records, ladies!

summer sizzler bbq

Shortly after my quick trip to Texas, my family and I took off for New York City, where we joined Crown Princess Lisa Tippen-Morris on her Bayou Beauty Queens incentive trip. We had the pleasure of sharing the trip with Lady Christi Farrar, Royal Jackie Bailey, and Countess Kathy Freeland. This trip was earned by Lisa’s Downlines members based on qualifications that Lisa set, and what a trip it was! We all had a fabulous time sight-seeing and exploring the sprawling metropolis that is NYC.

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We also enjoyed some wonderful meals together, laughing and discussing life, family and the goals that we are going to reach together.

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It was a pleasure spending time with these impressive business-builders. I treasure every opportunity I receive to get to know SeneGence Distributors better, and to hear about how they plan to use SeneGence for the betterment of themselves and their family.

The SeneGence career opportunity is truly unique, because it allows you to grow a successful business right alongside your friends, and even your family. A SeneGence business can become a legacy that you leave to your children and grandchildren- that can pass along down the generations. This idea of legacy and family bond is something that we at SeneGence find beautiful and compelling. For instance, new Crown Princess Duo, Sharon & Jada, are mother and daughter-in-law who work so beautifully together, and who are able to succeed and grow alongside each other in business, and experience the rewards of success together. Several of you are in business with your mother, aunt, daughter, or niece, and we would love to capture your special bond at a professional photo shoot at Leaders Conference 2015! The portraits of you and your loved one will be featured in the upcoming edition of the SeneScenes Annual Magazine to be released at Seminar 2016. Make it a goal to come to Leaders this October with your family member, and be professionally photographed and featured by SeneGence!

Leaders Conference logo like-mother-like-daughter

Next, Ben and I are off to Bologna, Italy for Cosmoprof Worldwide, the leading international event for professional beauty. We attend Cosmoprof to ensure that SeneGence continues to offer you the most cutting edge advanced products available today, and to do trend research for the hottest upcoming colors, packaging and more.


Until next time my Lovelies, continue to live life in love and abundance…then work for it!

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Prepping For the Upcoming Season and Staying On-Track

I hope that this month finds you growing in business and achieving your goals! At SeneGence, we just wrapped up an exciting sponsoring month. This is because our amazing Distributors are out there working their businesses, WOW-ing, qualifying for contests and programs, and taking advantage of the Bonus Bucks promotion. I congratulate each Distributor for seizing the daily opportunities that are presented to them to grow in business. We are expecting another fantastic month for July as well. We also added  NEW Crown Princesses to the SeneGence Royal Court: Kimberly Massey (who reached CP in 7 months) and the dynamic duo, Sharon & Jada (who reached CP in just 5 months)! Sharon & Jada hold the Record Breakers title for achieving Crown Princess in the shortest amount of time, with Kim Massey holding the second shortest. Congratulations ladies, you are truly inspiring!

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Back to the Bonus Bucks promotion- it really is a fantastic deal for a new Distributor. Who can say “no” to an opportunity to receive $50 product credit with Distributor sign up? It’s like getting the sign-up fee back in free product! If you have not joined us yet, now is the perfect time to do so! Sign up as a Distributor today by going to and completing an application. When you join us, we’ll automatically place $50 product credit in your account that you can use to purchase your favorite products!

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I find that July and August are great months to finalize your business and marketing plans for the upcoming season. It may seem far, far away, but holidays like Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are a few months away. These are important holidays for your business, as they present great opportunities and occasions to market your highly desired SeneGence products and personable shopping experience. Begin NOW to fill your September booking calendar, plan your open houses, and finalize the promotions you will be running for your business. Challenge yourself to grow your SeneGence Team even more this month and the remaining months of this season, and you will see your business prosper into fall (or spring for SeneGence Australia). And, if you are a Royal In Waiting or above Distributor, make definite plans to attend Leaders Conference in October. Register today, as Early Bird registration ends July 31st!

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When you sponsor Qualified Distributors into SeneGence during the Bonus Bucks promotional period, you are also working your way to earning your Leaders Conference registration, hotel, and travel fees through the Leaders Bound Contest (running through August 31st).

Leaders Bound logos

July is the perfect time not only to finalize your holiday plan, but to evaluate and re-evaluate your business goals. This month marks the beginning of the second half of the 2015 calendar year, and the second quarter of our Seminar Year. How are you doing with the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of 2015, or after Seminar in April? Did you meet your Sponsoring goals, or see your commission checks increase? Don’t lose sight of what you want to accomplish. Keep active in your business and do something to work towards achieving your goals everyday- even if all you have time for is making follow-up Customer service calls, or posting to Facebook. To stay accountable to your goals, involve others to help you stay motivated. Attend your weekly/monthly team meetings, post into your Team’s Facebook Groups, register to attend Area Training Events taught by SeneGence staff and Leading Distributors in your area, and log on for weekly webinar training. Keep active in the SeneGence community! I know that SeneGence Distributors are always willing to help each other grow and achieve goals- it’s one of the many things that makes our company culture so wonderful.


I bet you are enjoying our newly launched product, SeneDerm Advanced Hydration Body Lotion! It has made a huge difference for the health and texture of my skin. If you have not tried this extra moisturizing lotion yet, order yours today and experience it for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

I wish you a wonderful month full of opportunities and growth, and remember to choose to live life in love and abundance…then work for it!

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Aloha! SeneStars in Hawaii

Hello my Lovelies, I am so excited to tell you all about the SeneStar trip to Hawaii that took place this month. I’m sure I say this after every trip, but it’s true: each SeneGence trip just gets better and better! Ben and I were accompanied by 29 guests to the “Big Island,” where we enjoyed amazing natural surroundings with wonderful company!


SeneStar attendees enjoyed beautiful accommodations at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, with breathtaking, breezy ocean views, soft sand beaches and glistening pools.

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The next day we laced up our golf shoes and played a round on the pristine Hilton golf course. What a gorgeous and perfect day it was. The “SeneMen” really enjoyed it too!



That evening, SeneStars were invited to attend the wedding of Lisa and Kerry on the beach, followed by a real Hawaiian Luau! After the heartwarming beach ceremony, we all enjoyed authentic Hawaiian fare and fabulous entertainment, as we watched talented Hula dancers and fire performers. My blessings and congratulations to Lisa and her husband Kerry!





Another highlight of the trip was night snorkeling with manta rays. What an amazing life experience! These fantastic creatures have a wing span larger than our arm span, and they glide gently through the water as if they were flying. The boat sunset boat ride to and fro was an added plus!




The next morning, Ultimate Royals Sheila Young, Jeri Taylor-Swade, Cathy Hoolihan, Lisa Tippen Morris, Leta Greene, and Dawn Christian were treated to a shopping spree and lunch with me. We had a fantastic time bonding and picking up some great souvenirs for ourselves and loved ones back at home.


The SeneStar Trip to Hawaii really was amazing. Everyone had a great time not only enjoying this beautiful and unique island, but making wonderful SeneGence memories together, discussing the day’s activities during group dinners and evening entertainments each night.



I know that each and every SeneGence Distributor can earn the SeneStar trip if they make it a goal to be there! SeneStar 2016 will take place in beautiful Vancouver, BC! If you are a Distributor, take advantage of the rewards that SeneGence offers you for your hard work (if you aren’t a Distributor yet, join us today and begin working towards your vacation), and start planning to join me for SeneStar next year. Surprise your partner, your family, or a friend with a luxurious vacation of a lifetime; but most importantly, earn this trip for yourself. I know you can do it!

This is the key:

Choose to live life in love and abundance…then work for it!

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