My Week in Younique – Back on Track

Well I am back with another update. I’d let the weekly updates lapse a little but striving to get them back onto a more regular basis. Last time was a month update (oops). 

In my last blog post I talked a little about our expansion into Mexico – following a webinar that I was on the line for this week.

Younique Has “Epic” News

So it appears we have some majorly big news coming this week – July 1st. I have no idea what it is. I can’t even come up any with any possible theories of what it might be. I’m completely stumped…

Epic Younique News: "Game-changing. Revolutionary. Ground-breaking"

What could be “Game-changing. Revolutionary. Ground-breaking”? I do love how good Younique is when teasing their news. They always seem to be hatching some interesting plans.

I hope it lives up to the hype! The email says we’ll not be disappointed and that Younique co-founder Melanie Huscroft will spare no details on the webinar in four days. Can’t wait to see what she’s got to reveal! I will let you know after the webinar.

Younique Mexico

Younique launches in Mexico October 1, 2015.Younique launches in Mexico October, 1 2015 From that webinar, it sounds like a very exciting country to expand to – given their mobile proliferation and love of makeup there! Would love some lovely Mexicans to #jointheAteam! Maybe I should use this launch an excuse to head south of the border next time I am in California? A little sunbathing, recruiting excursion?

While we’re we are on the subject of Younique expansion into other markets, just a wee reminder, we are no longer launching in Germany in July – but rather August 1. I can’t wait as I have had interest from Germany for women to join Younique but they now have to wait one more month!

Get Thea to Green

Last month I had a cracker amount of sales. Best of the year to date. This month, June, has been a bit too quiet for my liking – to be honest.

Get Thea to Green: Younique statusI did sell out of the 3D mascaras, as I say, but there were few sales placed on my Younique by Thea website. I am determined to promote higher in July. Green if possible.  So I plan to implement my Get Thea to Green campaign. It’s my birthday, you see, in July, and I’ve decided to say to family/friends “don’t buy anything for me – but shop for yourself or someone special” through my website.

This goes for anyone looking to buy 3D fiber lash mascaras, lip stains, eye shadows or other Younique products!

Buy in July! Win/win. They get wonderful naturally-based makeup and products, and I hopefully sell 10,000 USD (Over #£6,300) in order to promote. That said #theAteam needs to sell too (and qualify) in order for me to progress up to Green. Frankly it’s a lofty goal but I am going for it!

Pay for Younique with Paypal!

Shop for Younique Products, use PayPal

This morning I woke up to news that makes me so happy. As I am someone who runs their Younique business from both the US and the UK – I use different credit cards to purchase products. For some reason, I’ve had issues using my Californian card and details. I had to resort to sending a friend in Ohio money via Paypal so she could use her card. It was very frustrating, so much so, I actually complained and asked support to pass on my suggestion to the top man Derek, and allow PayPal payments (dated May 18)!

A note to Younique co-founder Derek - let us shop with paypal

Anyway, around a month later, the news arrives, that we now can! Am not saying it was due to my suggestions – but regardless, I am over the moon! I look forward to trying it later to buy some new 3D Fiber Lashes because I am sold out, again!

I’ve been building websites (some of them ecommerce) for TWENTY YEARS now, so I felt confident in my suggestion to him. I’d like to give some other pointers but that’s perhaps best saved for another day and time 😉

My Upline Says “Goodbye” to Younique

On a not too terribly surprising note, my upline has decided to leave Younique. She, like many started out full of fire, shooting for Black and then it slowly petered out. She’s got other things to focus on, a book, and some other MLM type things (I think?) but like several of my own team – she’s decided it’s not for her. This business is not for everyone. I totally get it.

We in the UK are just about eight months down the line, and I still love Younique, the products and the business, and am still 100% committed – but like everything in life, it’s all “subject to change”.

 Well that’s it for another week!

Younique Mexico – We Launch on October 1, 2015

Well I am literally two minutes off the Younique Mexico webinar about the upcoming, full launch there. Mexico is a great market for us, for a variety of reasons…

Younique launches in Mexico October, 1 2015
Here are some reasons and stats from a recent Younique email on the subject:

Mexico is the 6th largest direct sales market in the world 41 percent of Mexico direct sales are in the beauty category. Direct selling accounts for half of the Mexico beauty industry with eye products such as mascara and eye shadow accounting for 33 percent of all sales in the direct selling of makeup. That means hundreds of thousands of women could be waiting to try our most popular product—our 3D Fiber Lashes

….So that’s pretty exciting.

Going Mobile in Mexico!Younique Mexico - we launch Oct 1, 2015

In Mexico, the population is very “mobile”. In fact, 87% are accessing the Internet on their smart phones. Perhaps more interestingly, to me anyway, is that such a short per cent are using iPhones.

Younique Mexico iPhones vs Android

For some reason this surprised me…

In any event, the Younique Mexico launch is coming so  I am already looking to sponsor some lovely ladies, and to #jointheAteam.

The Younique 999 Club

Like in the other markets, Younique has a sort of competition for the first 999 signups in a new market. When the UK launch happened in October 2014 – those 999 filled up in just twenty-six minutes!

I, sadly, wasn’t one of them – as I signed up a few weeks later (more like 12,000 as I recall, for the UK).

But we will have this opportunity for people joining in Germany and Mexico.

FYI: The German launch is now August 1st, and not July 1st, which is rather disappointing…but oh well.

Anyway the Younique Mexico launch will be slightly different than our usual “Recruit, Sell, Build” model – because we already launched product sales there.

Younique Products: “Made in the USA”? (Well, Mostly) part 1

Younique Products: "Made in the USA"? (Well, Mostly) part 1

Younique Products: “Made in the USA”? (Well, Mostly) part 1

Where are Younique Products Made?

Are you wondering: “Where is Younique makeup manufactured?” The answer is, “pretty much all over”. Many of the Younique products are “Made in the USA” – but some of our biggest sellers are not.

Read on – as I take you on a Younique trip around the world to see where six of our most popular products are from! (NOTE: Will do a follow up as soon as I can for more Younique products)…

3D Fiber Lash Mascara

I’ve seen other Younique presenters stating that Younique makeup is “Made in USA” – but the truth is our biggest seller is (was*) not. The 3D Fiber Lashes are actually made in China. I know that will disappoint some of you out there, more than others…

PLEASE NOTE*: Good news the new 3D Fiber Lashes+ are now made in the USA. Only the original formula was were made in China.

While on the subject of the 3D mascara, please only buy your fiber mascaras from a REAL, active Younique presenter (direct through them – or their website). If not mine, than someone else’s. Far too many bargain-hunters are caught out buying Fake 3D Mascaras from Ebay and Amazon – it’s worth paying the full price on something that goes near your eyes, ok? Shop for REAL 3D Fiber Lash mascara on my Younique site – or UK people may want to save themselves a little money by ordering directly through me. You’ll receive them for a little cheaper and a lot faster if you do! (Ring 0141 416 1492 – always in stock)

Moodstruck Mineral Pigment PowdersYounique Products that are Made in the USA

Good news for the purists who want American-made makeup products – our Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders are made in America. If you would like to see the full ingredients of our Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders – in both Matte and Shimmer versions, then visit my site.

UPDATE: The Mineral Pigments are now different and called Moodstruck Pressed Shadows. There are 32 different pigment colours to choose from. Interested? Buy your Moodstruck Mineral Pigments now! PS: They’re not just for the eyes, look at all the things you can do with them! So lovely, so versatile!

Splurge Cream Eye ShadowSplurge Cream Eye Shadow - Made in Italy

As followers of my blog probably know, the Splurge Cream Eye Shadow is my fave product, I think…I was surprised to learn that these gorgeous silky shadows are made in Italy! I like them all but Elegant is probably the best.

Click to buy Splurge Cream Eye Shadow from Younique by Thea
More Splurge ingredience details from the Youniqe site:

Isododecane, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Butyl Acrylate/Hydroxypropyldimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide

MAY CONTAIN: [+/-] Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Carmine (Ci 75470)

Buy Splurge Cream Eye Shadow from Younique by Thea today! Shop with piece of mind with our “Love it”, 14-day money back guarantee. I do recommend getting a cream brush too (if not ours, then another brand’s, it really can make all the difference in application).

Beachfront BronzerYounique Products - Made in Canada

Our gorgeous Beachfront Bronzer gives your skin a sun-kissed glow and is made in Canada.

Beachfront Bronzer - Made in Canada - Younique by Thea

Find the full Beachfront ingredients below:

Talc, Mica, Triisostearin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Pheoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Silica, Tin Oxide

MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bronze Powder (CI 77400)

UPDATE FEB 2016: We have a new range of Beachfront Products for lotions and sprays for body tanning – March 2016.

Divine Daily MoisturizerYounique Products that are Made in the USA

I sure do love this Divine Daily Moisturizer and I really do wear it every day. This is another of the Younique Products that is “Made in the USA”.

Divine Daily Moisturizer |Younique by Thea

From the Younique Website:

“Divine Moisturizer (https://www.youniqueproducts.com/Thea/newproducts/divine) “Divine is an all new, superior, daily moisturizer featuring honeysuckle, beta fructan, and highly refined triglyceride oil. Honeysuckle has long been sought after for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties…Made in the USA, and manufactured using a “clean formulation” process.”

Refreshed Rose WaterYounique Products that are Made in the USA

Refreshed Rose Water was initially one of the products I was, I’ll admit to you, a little ambivalent about. Over time though, I gradually started to see how versatile it…Cooling you down on a hot summer’s day. Mixer for my pigments to apply them as eye liners or into my hair. It also can clean makeup brushes. That’s just a few ways the Refreshed Rose water can be used. It is another of Younique’s “Made in the USA” products!

Younique's Refreshed Rose Water is Made in the USA!

There is a ridiculous amount of ingredients in the Rose Water – too many to list here – but if you want to see the full list then visit the Refreshed Rose Water page on my Younique site and click on “ingredients” below the “Add to Cart” button.

Summary

No matter where it comes from, Younique’s makeup is always naturally-based*, not tested on animals, and are generally free from parabens, and other nasty chemicals that will harm your body or you skin.

*Some products do have talc for example, the beachfront bronzer.

My Week In Younique – Has Become a Month

Buy 3D Fiber Lashes from Younique By Thea todayHey all welcome to the latest instalment of “My week in Younique”. Unfortunately life has gotten in the way this past month or so, and so the blogs have fallen to the wayside. Here’s the last update of it. On my blog, I try to give an honest account of my experience of being a Younique presenter and sponsor – as transparent as possible.

I know it’s been quiet this month but rest assured lovelies, I am still working my Younique business, and I am just as committed to it as the day I started.

This past month or so, there have been new recruits, personal Bests, and new products too…

Welcome to #theAteam – Lesley!

So I would like to welcome my latest team member – I believe she is the 15th to #jointheAteam. She is called Lesley and is from here in Central Scotland. The last few have all been from England – Sarah, Kelly and Rebecca (who’s based in Glasgow!)

#jointheAteam - welcome Lesley

Lesley, like several other members of my team, is a mom who is looking for some supplemental income. She wants to spend more time with her family.

Younique is great for that sort of goal, but this is not a quick business. If you are going to join Younique, then you have to be prepared to put in the work for the long game. Very few people are successful in this business, or any MLM business for that matter, immediately. It takes commitment, and consistent persistence to rock it. To keep going when you’re getting no sales at all, no engagement, no one coming forward to even host a party for FREE makeup! Yes this business will test your mettle.

It can take a while to forge your course. I am in it for the long game. I find it easy to qualify every month (apprx 4-5 mascaras is all it takes). I do not make much money at it but I enjoy it. I enjoy the sisterhood. I love the Younique products (more on that in a minute) and I especially love getting paid around three hours after every sale!

The more challenging side of Younique has been seeing people sign up for Younique and then do nothing with it and go inactive in 90 days. I have nine, active women that I’ve sponsored at this moment but two are marked to go “inactive” at the end of the month and I suspect they will.

So when, in direct sales, they say, “it’s a numbers game” – truer words could not be spoken! As I’ve said before, that’s the most challenging aspect to my own Younique business. Speaking of recruiting…

Sometimes We Change…

I was always someone who avoided any direct sales people, and never thought I’d want to become a Younique sponsor. Recruiting was something that just didn’t interest me, but now that I’ve started to, I love it. I love the idea of mentoring my team mates, and trying to help with their Social Media training (that’s my “day job” anyway). Business has been such that I’ve not had as much time for my team (or my own business), but now things are a bit more quiet I can focus here again and help them more with their online marketing.

May Sales – PB

Need to sell 345 Fiber Lashes to reach Green

I am delighted to report that my own personal sales for May were my highest of the year! Though I can’t claim they were brilliant compare to other Younique sisters for me they were the best of 2015 so far. (June’s been most quiet for some time but that could change this final week!)

Really I’d love to build on that for July. As it’s my birthday in July, I thought of telling everyone I wanted no presents – but have them shop for themselves, or someone they know, through my site in a sort of “Get Thea To Green” campaign.

I’d hoped to be Blue if not Green status by now, and yet I remain at Pink. I marvel at my local sisters that are already Orange or Purple etc.

But I just have to remember I’m forging my own path.
To promote up in Younique – essentially myself, and my team, would need to sell 344 mascaras. That would mean I’d reach Green in July. (I think that’s right, but math was never my strongest subject in school. This calculation’s based on $10,000 USD selling $29.00 mascaras. If I am wrong please tell me).

New Splurge Cream Eye Shadows

To date we have four Splurge Cream Eye Shadows now. We started off with Dainty and Elegant, then we released another Tenacious and now Charming.Buy Splurge Cream Eye Shadows - four colours to choose from

I am happy to report that because Splurge is among my favourite products I have now bought all four. The two recent ones were FREE due to having earned a considerable amount of Y-cash through hosting parties. So here are the four eye shadows.

The beige one (letter T) is the Elegant. The green one (letter H) is Charming. It goes on very light by the way. Looks pretty good with my green eyes…Dainty (letter E) is a gray-brown metallic mixture and the Tenacious (letter A) is a bronze beauty. I wasn’t sure I’d like it given the pictures I have seen of it but in fact it’s great. I recommend any of the four. Choose one that strikes a cord with you. You can buy splurge from my site or, if you’re in the UK then message me to order one for you.

Younique Launching in Germany…

In spite of my last blog post stating it was July that Younique launches in Germany – it seems it is set for August.
Looking to sponsor Younique Presenters in Germany
I already have a few ladies who seem anxious to #jointheAteam, and they will not be pleased with this latest info.

As I type this, I am listening to a webinar about Younique’s German launch. I can’t wait to have some Germans on my team – as soon as they are able to because 1) German people use a lot of social media, they’re used to buying things online and they like makeup!

Some current stats that Younique has given us:

  • Women of Germany are said to love the more natural look then their American counterparts. 
  • Germany is the third largest mascara market in the world.
  • German women use less makeup than American women, yet on average use higher-quality prestige products with higher price points.
  • It’s the 5th largest ecommerce market in the world and is set to double within the next four years.
  • Expertise in makeup application techniques is highly valued*.

 So that’s pretty interesting isn’t it?

Finally, on that last note*, myself and my Lanarkshire teamie Karen McKay have signed up for some makeup classes here in the central belt. I definitely need to learn more about the application of our wonderful products so I can sell them with more authority and expertise! Wish me luck and watch this space.

Younique in Germany

[Working on a German Translation now]
Our Younique launch in Germany is just around the corner. Germans (or expats in Germany) can join Younique July 1, 2015 – so I thought I’d get a jump start on recruiting lovely Younique presenters based there, now. I’ve already had conversations with a few people in Germany who are ready to join but would love to reach more.
In Germany? #JointheAteam | Click to view photo Berllin Sony Center

Younique German Launch – July 1

 Younique sells makeup and beauty products through a direct selling model straight to its customers (we are not available in stores or salons).
Younique uses distributors called “presenters”.

Younique allows women (and men!) to start their own business for a small outlay, and grow it as big as desired.
We can work flexible from home, the coffee shop, the beach wherever.
Many Younique women run their business fro. A smart phone or tablet.
As independent Younique presenters, we sell primarily online through the web and social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ etc.
We can sell through email or instant message and blogging too.
Many of my Younique sisters host virtual parties in groups or on events pages – particularly on Facebook.
If you don’t like, understand or want to do social media, then you can sell to your family and friends, and to their networks, by hosting in home parties (or at other venues near or far.).
The beauty of Younique is, to me, its flexibility. Work as little or as much as you want, wherever you want.

Start Early in Germany – 1st Mover Advantage

Start selling from the moment you sign up. You get a free website and can take orders just minutes after signing up to Younique. Also the moment you join you can start to build your very own team. They can be anywhere Younique currently operates! That means, once you join Younique, you can sponsor presenters in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and soon even Mexico. Imagine running a business with a global team for less than €90. What an opportunity but get in there first, in July, to make the most of it!

Younique Sisterhood – Training

When you join Younique, you join a global family and are immediately added to a presenters only group on Facebook. If you #jointheAteam you will be immediately added to my own “secret group” as well. There are a number of groups out there – almost too many you can be added to. Two or three works for me! Plus not only does Younique offer training in the presenter’s back office but you can also find thousands upon thousands of videos on Youtube too! Tutorials, promotional videos and webinars too.
 If you are in Germany, interested in Younique and want to #jointheAteam (Thea Team) then please reach out to me here on this site!