4 Years with Younique – My Youniqueversary

My 4 Years with Younique4 Years with Younique – I’m Still Here

It is hard to believe it’s my Younique anniversary again and it’s now 4 years with  Younique. Where does the time go? What has happened in that time? What level have I gotten to? Why have I been 4 years with Younique and haven’t given up when so many people have? What’s been my experience with recruiting Younique presenters? What are my fave products? This is just another post about my experience of Younique – after four years of being a presenter.

The First Year with Younique

In the first year I was all excited. I was creating blog posts. I was sharing pictures all over social media. I was getting sales from family, friends and strangers. I was moving up the ladder. I was enthusiastic. It’s how almost all new business owners act…especially in direct sales. That excitement is bleeding out of your pores but it’s often short lived and reality sets in as you realise running a business, MLM or otherwise is hard graft. You have to ascertain what works and what doesn’t.

In a business like Younique the marketing for me, as chosen from day one, was online marketing and not hosting parties. Other people would be successful at those online parties but I know from the start that was now my bag. Nor was having in home parties. My way was social media, all the way.

Month 1: I hit Fast Start and Tiered up to Yellow

I joined Younique on Oct 25, 2014 – a week before its UK launch. My aim was to hit “Fast Start” and tier up to Yellow Status so I could get that pay bump from 20% to 25%!

I reached Yellow by the last day of November, month one as a Younique presenter and a week later managed to say Hello “Fast Start”. 

My Mascara Business

Buy 3D FIber Lashes+ Mascara from Younique by TheaBack in the day, for the first year especially, I traveled around with the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara in my bag. I bought in bulk (10 at a time) and always had one ready to sell, and did often!

That year it really was about the Fiber Mascara. For the next year too. Not long after there was the launch of the 3D Fiber Lashes+.

For some reason though my own mascara sales started to dwindle down. The people who were buying every few months were not doing so any more. That coincided with more similar brands and my own marketing efforts tailing off.

Younique Sponsorships Over the Years

I don’t actively attempt to sponsor new Younique recruits, yet I still manage to recruit a few every feew months. Recruits join my Younique team, mostly through my blogging efforts here (my main business blog) and through a very successful post from my early days with Younique – which is over on Linkedin.

The Youniques that I tend to sponsor seem to want to do their own thing, and need or want little, if any support. I am always happy to give any advice, tips and support, but most just seem to want to do their own thing.

My first recruit was a guy and an owner of a hair salon here in Paisley. Then a friend and business coach joined, another friend and so on…Eventually it became people I don’t know. To date, I have now sponsored nearly forty Younique presenters!

Though it sounds great to claim, many don’t last past the first three to six months, which is super disappointing.

Only one has lasted throughout nearly my entire time with the company. Lovely Lucy Wilkinson who joined in June of 2015 and has been a rock star ever since both in terms of selling and recruiting.

Highlights of My 4 Years With Younique

Pink then Blue Status - Younique by Thea

In addition to my early feats of Yellow and Fast Start, I hit Pink November 29, 2015 (a year and a bit after joining Younique) and seemingly a day later tiered up to Blue Status…? That doesn’t make sense to me, but I guess it doesn’t matter at this point. I’ve been stuck at blue ever since.

Another milestone I was so excited to reach was 10,000 PRS. That means I have sold over ten thousand dollars worth or products. Sadly I didn’t earn $10,000 but it was still an exciting moment in March of 2016.

A Younique Summary

Looking back over my 4 years with Younique, the peaks and valleys have been many. It’s been challenging and fun in equal measure. It’s been frustrating and satisfying. I’ve learned a lot about myself, about business and about others.

Historically my best month with Younique seems to be November which makes me wonder if I should make a bit of extra effort and see if I can capitalise on some Black Friday and Holiday sales. It’s worth a shot.

The collections are always worth a push.

Younique is Not For Everyone but It Is for Me

“Younique is not for Everyone” is a sentence I’ve said dozens of times over the four years here.

These days I mostly just run my Younique business for me. I buy my own products, at a discount and to get free credits for future purchases.

I do little to promote or recruit. I still periodically share products on some social media channels, but my focus is elsewhere (on tshirts and merch now).

But you know what? That, to me, is one of the best things of running an MLM (or Direct Sales) business, is that, with the right one, you can pick it up and put it down as it suits you. Work it when you can and don’t when you can’t.

Of course the more you work it the more likely you will see some rewards.

Being Younique is not easy, as I’ve said through the years on this blog. If my own experience is one to go by, more people quit than persevere with it.

So if you’re considering joining Younique – please bear that in mind. It’s not a way to get a quick buck (or pound or euro or whatever currency in your market).  It takes effort, grit and the right mindset. Can you make money it? Sure. Will you? Maybe. Maybe not.

Reach Out to Me With Questions

As I mentioned I don’t actively recruit but I am still happy to sponsor and help anyone who needs it.

If you want to talk to me more about my 4 years with Younique, then I will do a FREE 10 minute call to discuss any questions you may have. Reach out to me on speakwith @ glatitude.co.uk (no spaces), comment or ring 0141 416 1492 (UK) 408 353 0434 (US).

Thanks for reading.

#jointheAteam here!

Shop Younique Products here!

New Product Shades & Younique Kudos – March 2018

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New Younique Product Shades & Kudos March 2018

I have been very remiss with Younique blogging, and so it’s high time I wrote an update about the New Younique Product Shades and this month’s Kudos too. I don’t seem to have much time to focus on the Younique business so it’s taken a bit of a backseat to life. There were the holidays, downsizing my father’s place, being sick and my new t-shirt business too. That all meant that my Younique biz slid. That’s one of the beauties of running a direct sales business is the flexibility to work it as and when you can. Now if you want to be successful and focus on it as your main business you need to do that with consistency. But if you have a full time job already, like makeup and just want some discounts and a bit of extra money then joining Younique (or something like it) might be just the ticket for you.

MOODSTRUCK® Pressed Shadow 8 Palette A custom palette filled with eight MOODSTRUCK® pressed shadows.

MOODSTRUCK® Pressed Shadow Palettes

Oh how I do love these MOODSTRUCK® pressed shadow palettes! “Your mood, your palette, your way”! So true. I like that you can try to pick your shades that you will actually use. Half of the palettes I have (I have all five of the Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes) are either not used at all or nearly empty! So with these news palettes you get to choose your own and there are many to choose from!

You can actually choose eight eye shadow colours here…or get the Quad palette (4 shades) here.

I absolutely adore some of these shades. I couldn’t rock either of the blue ones, I don’t think (though my eyes are sort of the bottom left one), but most of the other new Younique Product shades I could get away with…

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Younique March 2018 Kudos

Triple Sizzle £56 (30% OFF RETAIL) Three seriously steamy products for your eyes and lips. With endless colour combinations to choose from, this bundle is about to deliver triple-digit heat. I adore the shadows as I said, and the Epic Mascara is pretty awesome too. If I buy it, that will mean my Splash Lipstick can be given as a gift. Not a big fan of the Splashes. Love all the other lip products though the stains, the glosses and the sticks…Splashes just are too bold for me. Anyway – to each their own. I have plenty of friends who are bold! Check out the March Customer Kudos here.

Want to Know More About My Younique Experience?

If you want to learn more about my experience of being a Younique Presenter – then read My Week in Younique  archive starting here.

This whole blog is filled with Younique journey. Though I don’t have as much time or inclination to really work Younique as a business – three and a half years on I still love being a Younique presenter which must be saying something. It’s not for everyone, to be sure, but it still is for me!

Wanna #jointheAteam? Go here…

Wanna check out the Younique Products? Shop my latest party here.

Happy New Year – Younique’s January 2018 Kudos

Younique News - January 2018Happy New Year – Younique News January 2018

Thea’s Younique News January 2018 — Happy New Year to you. It’s been a bit quiet on the blogging front (on not just this blog but all my blogs!) So it’s time to get back into it once more. New Years always does give me that added push to get back on track with work…Sometimes the efforts last, and sometimes they don’t. Here’s hoping this time it does. In any event here is some exciting bits of news from camp Younique – in terms of joining perks or shopping sprees! Read on to see what I mean!

Join Younique by Thea - in 2018

So You Wanna Join Younique?

If you have been thinking about joining Younique, then have I got news for you!

This opportunity really is “2 Good 2 Miss” – you can choose between two, new Younique Presenter Kits with exciting new incentives.

How much does it cost to join?

Both Presenter Kits cost $99 USD, $119 CAD, $142 AUD, $139 NZD, £69 GBP, 107 € EUR, $1,725 MXN, or HK$775.

Option 1: Ultimate Eye Younique Presenter Kit (£69/£273 value)

  • MOODSTRUCK 3D FIBER LASHES+ lash enhancer
  • MOODSTRUCK EPIC mascara
  • MOODSTRUCK ESTEEM lash serum
  • MOODSTRUCK® eye primer
  • MOODSTRUCK PRECISION pencil eyeliner – Perfect
  • MOODSTRUCK® pressed shadow quad palette
  • MOODSTRUCK® pressed shadow refill – Agile
  • MOODSTRUCK® pressed shadow refill – Antsy
  • MOODSTRUCK® pressed shadow refill – Optimistic
  • MOODSTRUCK® pressed shadow refill – Slick
  • MOODSTRUCK SPLURGE cream shadow – Faithful
  • YOUNIQUE lash comb/brow brush
  • YOUNIQUE deluxe eye brush
  • YOUNIQUE liner/shader brush
  • YOUNIQUE cream shadow brush
  • YOUNIQUE blending brush
  • YOUNIQUE angled shadow/sponge brush
  • YOUNIQUE crease brush
  • MOODSTRUCK PRECISION tweezers
  • MOODSTRUCK PRECISION pencil sharpener
  • Mask Samples: YOUNIQUE ROYALTY detoxifying mask (2), YOUNIQUE ROYALTY exfoliating mask (2), YOUNIQUE ROYALTY oil control mask (2)
  • White Status Charm
  • SAVING LASHES, CHANGING LIVES charm
  • Welcome Card
  • The Younique Foundation Card
  • Product Card
  • Business/Opportunity Card
  • Fast Start Card
  • Lash Trio Card
  • ZenPrint Promotional Card
  • September 2017 Catalog
  • Younique-branded, purple faux leather makeup bag

Option 2: ULTIMATE EYE YOUNIQUE PRESENTER KIT (£69/£257 value)

  • YOUNIQUE ROYALTY rose water toning spritz
  • UPLIFT® beauty serum
  • MOODSTRUCK ESTEEM lash serum
  • YOUNIQUE ROYALTY pore purifying cleanser
  • YOUNIQUE ROYALTY hydrating day cream
  • YOUNIQUE ROYALTY exfoliating mask
  • YOUNIQUE ROYALTY oil control mask
  • YOUNIQUE applicator
  • Mask Samples: YOUNIQUE ROYALTY detoxifying mask (2), YOUNIQUE ROYALTY exfoliating mask (2), YOUNIQUE ROYALTY oil control mask (2)
  • White Status Charm
  • SAVING LASHES, CHANGING LIVES charm
  • Welcome Card
  • The Younique Foundation Card
  • Product Card
  • Business/Opportunity Card
  • Fast Start Card
  • Lash Trio Card
  • ZenPrint Promotional Card
  • September 2017 Catalog
  • Younique-branded, purple faux leather makeup bag

Presenter Kit contents are subject to change

New Younique News, Customer Kudos

So here we are a new year, new month and of course new customer kudos on Younique. This month it’s something bold for your lips. The January Customer Kudos is a chance to experience Younique’s completely innovative MOODSTRUCK CRUSH™ lip powder, featuring encapsulated water technology that transforms from powder to cream instantly.

Completely weightless, multidimensional, and radiant, this creamy lip product is ready to play—full coverage yet comfortable, it’s the colour wonder you’ve been waiting for. Check out the video about the innovative lip product!

 

Available only as part of the January Customer Kudos in a set of 3.

Well that’s all the Younique News January 2018

New Younique 2017 Products – Aug/Sept

New Younique Products 2017 - August

New Younique 2017 Products – Aug/Sept

Get ready for the New Younique 2017 Products – released in August and September. There are quite a few to talk about today some of the August ones.

There is, of course, the new Moodstruck Epic Mascara! I got mine, and I am digging it I have to say. Check out this Epic video from Younique’s Instagram!

What Else Does Younique 2017 Have In Store?

MOODSTRUCK ESTEEM LASH SERUM - Shop Younique by Thea todayThere is also a new Moostruck Esteem Lash Serum which I only just used for the first time yesterday so I don’t have enough data to tell you about it. I can say it’s a small wand like applicator with a little white tip and of course it’s a serum…

This Esteem Serum is said to increase “lash volume by up to 39% and longer-looking lashes by up to 29% after four weeks of twice daily application”. You can find more information about this product on my Younique website where you can download the Esteem Lash Serum Fact Sheet. (As of today it’s on back order. Sorry).

Moodstruck Pressed Shadow Quad Palette
New Moodstruck Press Powder Quad Palette or Single

These new Moodstruck Press Powders are cute as can be (if a wee bit pricey). You can buy them one at a time in Single Press) or buy the Quad Palette (meaning you get four shadows in the Palette). Definitely be cashing in some Y-cash for some of these…or maybe a 1/2 price voucher (think I have 14 at present count).

Love the fact that you can, according to the Younique website “customize your palette with the colors you love.”

Sometimes you get a Palette and you only use a few colours in them…in this case you can get the ones you love. How great is that? 

That’s About it for the New Younique 2017 Products Today

Anyway that’s just a few of the new Younique 2017 products for August. There are several more – including Moodstruck Powder Blush, Precision Dip and Draw Liquid Eye Liner, Royalty Exfoliating Mask, Royalty Oil Control Mask, the Primer etc.

All the Younique 2017 Products info can be found on my Younique by Thea website here.

Any questions? Or need a sponsor? Please leave me a comment below…

Welcome to #theAteam Diane & Other Younique News

Welcome to #theAteam Diane & Other Younique News

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Welcome to #theAteam – Diane

Life has gotten in the way of running my Younique business but I recently said “Welcome to #theAteam” to a new Scottish recruit Diane. I have now meet Diane a few times to train in person. Like many, she tells me that she is loving running her business along side of her “day joy”.

That’s one thing that is great about running an MLM business. You can do it as little or as much as you want – when you want. We both see the benefit in that.

Often the more you put into your business, the more you get out of it. Unfortunately that’s not always the case, but it usually the case. Mindset has a lot to do with it as well. If you go around thinking and saying how hard it is to get sales or recruits then you’ll find that to be the case. I don’t ever use the word “hard” when describing my Younique business.

Anyway, I digress,…It’s great that Diane is local so we could meet. As many have done before her, she found me through my popular Pyramid Scheme Linkedin post…(nearly 200,000 views and counting) 🙂

It’s been a few years since I’ve had anyone join my team who was local and keen to meet up and learn. As we’re nearing my 3rd anniversary – I’ve got a lot of wisdom to pass on to her so it’s been fun to meet up with her!

Younique is Now in Ireland - Need a Sponsor - Join me

Younique is Now in Ireland

What Countries Does Younique Operate In? TheseGreat news for all the lovely Irish folk out there who love make up and fancy running their own part or full time business. Younique has just launched in Ireland this month. It’s so exciting to launch in new countries and Younique continues its global expansion with this latest country release. You can find out more about joining Younique here. You may want to start by reading these 5 FAQs of Joining Younique here.

Younique currently operates in many markets around the globe – including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy and now Ireland

To Join Younique it will cost you:

  • UK £69
  • US $99
  • CAN $119
  • AUS $129
  • NZ $139
  • GER / FRA / SPA / IRE  €107
  • MEX $172
  • HKD $775
    — + shipping

Moodstruck Minerals Retired

Oh my I am bummed to announce that the Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders will go away forever at the end of July—which means you have one last chance to play with these wonderful matte and shimmer pigments! You can pick up six in this month’s Kudos, while they last. Better hurry though these are about all gone and when they’re gone they’re gone. It’s a bummer because these are one of Younique’s most versatile products – you can wear them on your eyes, your lips, your face and even in your hair. Oh my!

If you manage to catch the Mineral Pigment Powders in the July Kudos you’ll be saving yourself 36% so really is a win/win eh?

Cheery Bye!

Well that’s about all I have time for today so please reach out if you have any questions about me, joining Younique or about the products as well. I’d love to hear from you – and work 7 days a week (usually).

Cards, Cosmetics, Etc – Update

Cards, Cosmetics, Etc – Update

Cards, Cosmetics, and…

UPDATE SUMMER 2017 – the first part of this post about the coffee – is no longer happening. Also the greeting cards has some major news too which you can read here…So feel free to skip on down to the Younique news, why don’t you?

We’re getting close lovelies…Cards, Cosmetics, Coffee are all coming together soon.

Over the last few years I’ve launched small businesses. First it was a direct sales business – Younique.

A year later I added another MLM to my bow, Phoenix Trading greeting cards.

Then a year later it was, coffee but this time my own brand of coffee – Neart.

Neart is the first ever Scottish Coffee aimed at mindfulness.

Slowly, over the past six or eight months, I’ve been putting together a sort of idea for a hamper with Cards, Cosmetics, Coffee and maybe chocolate in it too. Maybe candles? Caramel? Some people have even suggested Champaign. 🙂

Anything starting with a letter C it would seem…

Seriously though, I’ve not had as much time to focus on the makeup or greeting cards but will continue to work those two businesses as and when I can. For now it’s about getting a coffee off the ground. See what I did there? Coffee. Ground. Ha!

The 4 Coffees Are:
4 Neart Coffees

Neart Power – twice the caffeine for times when you need that boost!

Neart Energy – a medium blend from the Americas

Neart Force – a Blue Mountain, Kenya, single origin coffee

Neart Flow – a Swiss Water Decaf

There is one size, 250g bags, and four options: Whole Bean, Filter, Cafetière and Espresso grind too. Once we get up and running there will be lovely small gift sampler versions of all of four coffees in one type.

New Younique Products & Team Talk

Younique Touch Powder Foundation

I’ll be honest, Younique has been quiet the past few months for myself and my team. March broke all kinds of company records, but since then, it’s been crickets for the A-team.

I still love being a Younique Presenter and Sponsor, but life does seem to be getting in the way. My focus is drawn toward the new coffee project Neart Coffee so that has left little time to market any new makeup and skin care products from Younique. Quite excited to check out some of the new products – such as the Touch Loose Powder Foundation. If there is one thing Younique is awesome at, in my humble opinion it’s clearly Foundation.

NEW Phoenix CardsPick up some Phoenix Trading Cards - Summer 2017 - New cards

 

Slowly I’ve started to sell some more cards for 2017. Valentine’s, birthday and general cards are going at last. There is a lot of stock here at the homestead, but where it really needs to be is out and about. So I’ve taken it into the office and it’s the “Honour System” whereby if anyone needs a card, they can grab one and just put the money in the envelope or PayPal Me their card money.

Phoenix has also just released a bunch of new and exclusive products worth checking out if you’re so inclined.

UPATE AUG 2017 – Phoenix Trading is no more… 🙁

So that about wraps up this latest Cards, Cosmetics, Coffee post.

It’s been a long time in the making, but sometimes life is simply like that. As ever do feel free to reach out with any questions you have about any of my three businesses.

If you have questions about Younique read the 5 FAQs here.

If you want to learn more about my experience of Phoenix Trading read this.

Younique Milestones Met – March 2017

Younique Milestones Met – March 2017

Younique Milestones Met – March 2017

What's in the New Younique Presenter Kit 2017? - #youniquebythea
Wow! It’s been a pretty big month so I thought I’d highlight some of the Younique Milestones Met in March 2017. There were record breaking numbers in terms of Younique Presenters signing up and some for sales too. In addition to the Younique milestones, there were also new products launched, new catalogs, kudos, presenter kit (as pictured above) and incentives. As it’s now April 1st I thought I’d recap on just a little. No foolin’ here.

Younique Presenter numbers reaches 700,000 - March 2017

Well Done Younique Sponsors!

Well done to my fellow Younique sponsors – as Younique Presenter levels have now hit 700,000. That’s pretty incredible for a company that’s been going for less than five years. What I am not sure is how many are active. I would be curious to know that to to be honest. The thing that is perhaps hard to track is the amount of presenters who go inactive only to reactivate as  Younique presenter weeks or even months down the road. In any event 700,000 a pretty cool number. Won’t be long until Younique presenter levels reach a million.

Younique hits 60,000,000 in sales

New Formula Younique Mascara

The reformulated Younique 3D Mascara has also been selling like hotcakes. They contributed to Younique’s best ever month of more than $60 million in sales. One of the FB Live videos with co-founder Derek said that three weeks in Younique was averaging $1.7m in sales daily. To have finished the month over $60,000,000 is quite an impressive feat. Again kudos to my fellow Younique Presenters…We rocked it!

My Own Younique March 2017

Younique Bittersweet Cream Eye Shadow - youniquebythea.com

Personally speaking, I had one of my best months in months. Due to other circumstances going on in my life (such as trying to launch my very own coffee business) I’ve not had the time to dedicate to my MLM businesses (Direct Sales that is). In addition to Younique I also have a greeting cards business with Phoenix Trading. NOTE: That business I don’t actively work, I just liked the cards and like sending cards to my customers so it made sense to join Phoenix too.

Had customers buying Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation, Liquid Eye Liners, and on the final day March, get this, I sold a set of 3D Fiber Lashes to a customer called Thea, in London. True story. There is more than one of us.

Looking forward to hearing what the April Kudos is but right now it’s a weekend and so, at the moment of my typing, the new Younique Kudos has not been announced. Soon as it is I’ll place my order for the new Splurge Cream Eyeshadow pictured above. It’s called Bittersweet and I think it would be a good shade for my pinky skin tones. We’ll see.

Any Younique Questions?

If you have any questions about Younique products or being a Younique presenter, I’d be happy to speak to you and be your Younique Sponsor. Most people just join my team without even saying “Hello” which is fine. The choice is yours. If you need help, I am here, if you just want to be a kitsnatcher and don’t want to speak to me – that’s fine. It’s your call!

You can ring me on UK 0141 416 1492 or North America: 408 353 0434 – 7 days a week. Or if you’re ready to #jointheAteam go here.

 My Five Fave Younique Products at This Moment:

  1. Younique Foundation: Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation – Organza
  2. Splurge Cream Eye ShadowHopeful (so soft and pale it’s barely visible)
  3. Touch Glorious Face Primer – Best_product_ever. Never leave home without it (practically)!!
  4. Lucrative Lip Gloss – Usually Lucid, Lavish and Loveable (but there’s always one in my bag or pocket).
  5. Moodstruck Addiction Eye Shadow Palette 5 (because it’s my newest one, but I use one of them daily)All products can be found on my Younique by Thea shop site.

Younique by Thea - Flawless Four CollectionUpdate: 2 Apr: Younique’s April 2017 Kudos went live after my post did…and I am happy to confirm that it’s the Flawless Four Collection and it features some of the best – in my humble opinion – products.

Already mentioned above that the Foundation and Primer were two faves. I use the concealer most days too. I sometimes use the Foundation brush but often prefer the puffer. Still this is an excellent bundle with great value for money.

New Younique Products – March 2017

New Younique Products - Launching March 2017 - Younique by Thea

New Younique Products – March 2017

I always love hearing about the New Younique Products launching. It creates such a buzz of excitement. Just now I opened up an email which covered the variety of new Younique Products that are launching in less than a month – including new luminizers, powders, sprays and new shades of Splurge, Lipstain, and Lipstick too! Whoohoo!

Here’s the overview on what you can look forward to trying—and selling—soon.

Touch à la mode Luminizer
Create your own best light with our versatile line of highlighters. The lustrous, illuminating cream, cream to powder, and powder luminizers each come in five shades, letting you blend and build the level of light you desire.

Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palette
Get brows that wow! Our mirrored compact features five products in one to match your mood. With light and dark sculpting powders, matte and shimmer highlighters, and a setting wax, you’ll have everything you need for impeccable eyebrows. Available in Blond, Brunette, and Dark Brunette/Black.

Touch Behold Translucent Setting Powder
Get a flawless, photo-ready finish with a translucent powder that helps makeup stay in place. Our weightless setting powder gives sheer natural coverage, blurs the look of imperfections, and leaves skin silky, soft, and set for any adventure ahead.

Touch Behold Setting Spray (Available May 2017)
Lock in fresh-looking makeup while hydrating with a spritz of our ultrafine setting spray. Mist face throughout the day to reset and refresh your look, or use as a primer for extra refining and mattifying.

Fan Brush
Brush on brilliance with a light touch. This brush is perfect for a flawless finish, applying powder foundations, setting powders, bronzers, and luminizers without affecting makeup beneath. Made with synthetic micro-crystal fibers.

Powder/Concealer Brush
Get a smooth, airbrushed finish with this double-ended brush. Apply powder and concealer over areas large and small to conceal flaws and bring out beauty. Made with synthetic micro-crystal fibers.

Brow Artist Brush
The perfect companion to the Moodstruck Brow Obsession Palette, this double-ended brush helps you line and sculpt stunning brows with expert precision. Use the ultra-angled end to get sharp lines and the thin, flat end to apply wax, highlighters, and color. Made with synthetic micro-crystal fibers.

PRODUCT LINE EXTENSIONS

Can’t get enough of your longtime favorites? Neither can we! So we’ve added vibrant new lip colors and creamy, dreamy new matte shades of Splurge Cream Shadow you’ll want to snatch up.

Moodstruck Minerals Lucrative Lip Gloss
Shimmer and shine with three new lip gloss colors you’ll love: Lucid (vintage rose shimmer), Lunar (golden nude shimmer), and Lippy (perfect peach shimmer).

Moodstruck Minerals Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain
Get smudge-proof, smooch-proof lips in six new colors: Speechless (peachy nude), Shameless (neon coral), Sucker-Punched (berry pink), Sensational (brick red), Serendipitous (lavender pink), and Smoldering (deep purple).

Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick
Pucker up with four new lipstick colors: Swagger (bold purple), Opportunistic (dark purple), Ambitious (berry purple), and Top Notch (bright coral).

Splurge Cream Shadow
Your favorite cream shadow now has more mattes to make eyes pop. Look forward to six new additions: Bittersweet (light coral pink, available March 1), Grateful (light brown, available April 1), Unfazed (grey taupe, available May 1), Jubilant (dusty rose, available June 1), Unapologetic (burnt orange, available July 1), and Rapturous (eggplant, available August 1).

In Other News…

I welcomed a new recruit to the team this week – number 35 is Brittany. Welcome my dear!! If you need a sponsor simply to sign up under then by all means, reach our or just #jointheAteam here. I can help you as little or as much as you need. I tend to be a hands-off sponsor but if someone needs my help I am available 7 days a week via phone, email or video call too!

 

Younique Christmas Cut-Off Dates (Updated Dec 10, 2016)

Younique Christmas Cut-off Dates

Holiday 2016 Shipping Younique

If you are gearing up to do some holiday shopping on the Younique website, then you will need to be aware of the cut-off dates for orders arriving in time for Christmas.

To ensure delivery of your Younique purchase by December 25, 2016, it is recommended orders are placed by the following dates which vary according to the different regions around the globe you may be in:

  • United States – Economy: December 9
  • United States – Ground: December 16
    • Orders must be placed by 11:00 AM PT and are subject to limited availability
  • United States – 2-Day: December 21
    • Orders must be placed by 11:00 AM PT and are subject to limited availability
  • Canada: December 9
  • Australia/New Zealand: December 9
  • United Kingdom: December 12
  • Germany: December 14
  • Mexico: December 15
  • France: December 14
  • Spain: December 12
  • Hong Kong: December 20

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Have you purchased the December Kudos from Younique? I have. Last weekend. And oh my I am eagerly awaiting its arrival, but for some reason the DHL site is not showing up. It should have been here by today but maybe tomorrow and honestly, I can’t wait!

Younique Sales & Sponsoring

I have finally had a surge in Younique sales, thank goodness. It had grown rather quiet there but it’s sure picked up this month. Have had orders placed on my website from Australia and Germany too. I’ve had some recent orders locally for friends as well. So delighted that business has picked up again. On the downside the numbers on my team have been dwindling….my own recruits and also those who were sponsored by my recruits.

I’ve always said Younique is not for everyone but it always is a bummer when you lose your recruits for whatever reason. It’s a real drag when the ones who have such a natural gift leave your team. Also a bummer when recruits go to other Direct Sales companies without a word…but of course that is their prerogative, and I wish all my former Youniques the best. I am just sorry to see them go.

To end on  happy note, I have had some lapsed Younique recruits resurrect their accounts and that pleases me beyond belief.

Not been getting much time to update this blog of late but I’m still here and I am still Younique. Want to know more about it? Feel free to reach out to me on the details found on my site. Want to join my team?

You have a Younique Christmas, lovelies.


Update December 10, 2016

When Available
The promotional pricing for the U.S. and Canada markets are available during these dates:

  • U.S.—Saturday, December 10, at midnight PT through Wednesday, December 21, at noon PT
  • Canada—Saturday, December 10, at midnight PT through Tuesday, December 20, at 10 a.m. PT

Expected Arrival Time

  • U.S.—2* business days
  • Canada—3* business days

* Shipping timeframes are estimates and cannot be guaranteed.

Flat Rate Costs

  • U.S.—$7.95 USD
  • Canada—$11.00 CAD

You will see the expedited shipping option at this lowered price at checkout. Happy holidays!

Youniqueiversary – 2 Years On

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My Youniqueiversary – 2 Years On

So pleased to report that today is my two-year anniversary as a Younique presenter and sponsor. My Youniqueiversary, if you will. This post will pick up from last year’s My Year In Younique post. Over the last year, I have continued to detail the highs and lows of being a Younique Presenter*. It’s not easy to be Younique, but overall I still love presenting, as much as the day I joined, two years ago. And:

  • I’ve continued to recruit presenters – nearly 35 to date – which isn’t too bad (without trying).
  • I’ve reached another level.
  • The new products, ranges, kits, kudos, catalogues and so forth – help to keep things fresh and interesting for me.

 Low Point of the Year

Arguably, the lowest point of my year, was having someone nark on me for my unsanctioned “dedicated Younique blog”. Whoops! My bad.

I was essentially busted for not having sought approval of the blog. Hands up, that was my own fault but I’d run it for a year and a half before ever being nailed, so I can only assume that someone complained.

Being shut down killed my Younique mojo for quite some time. Months, if I am being honest. Not only mine, but it also killed the morale of some of my team mates. It really wasn’t good. I believe that I lost presenters as a result.

So please make sure if you have a dedicated Younique blog that you seek approved by compliance. Read the Presenter guide carefully and do learn from my mistake! Please.

So after some soul searching, I took some time out, regrouped and set up the more general blog that you see here today. Now, instead of only dealing with makeup company, it features my greeting cards business and any anything noteworthy that I come across. Gifts, businesses or even people who deserve some coverage! Recently I featured the lovely Anna from My Cupcake Toppers.

High Point of the Year

At the end of November 2015, I finally climbed up another rung on the ladder to reach Blue status with Younique. To reach blue you need to sell $4000 with your team. That was one of the best Thea Newcomb Blue Statusmoments of my entire business life. Seriously, it felt amazing to receive that order that pushed me to the next level – halfway up the ladder, or so.

When I joined Younique, I thought I’d be black status in a matter of months. That was my goal. Green by March and Black later in the year. To be honest, that was rather naive.

Sure, some Younique presenters have achieved the top ranks fast, but honestly, the vast majority haven’t and probably won’t. We currently have over half a million Younique presenters and just over 200 have reached Black Status levels 1, 2 ,3. Do the math.

The hardest part about sponsorship is seeing people join, often do excellent work for a while, and then they give up for whatever reason. Life gets in the way. They buckle to negative family and friend’s comments. They get frustrated that they’re not making any money it. I’ve always taken the “in it for the long haul” approach to Younique. Slow and steady. Some months I do really well and others not good at all. Generally I am pleased if it pays a bill or two. Plus I love getting discounted makeup.Join Younique - #jointheAteam

Should You Join Younique?

Well you might be wondering “Should I join Younique?” and the answer is that it depends. It’s not for everyone. I love it still. I love the products. If you’re solely looking for a way to earn quick cash then it may not be for you…It could be, but probably not. I’d rather have you join with realistic expectations.

If you like the idea of something you can run alongside something else, enjoy discounted makeup, have a bit of fun, and want to make some new friends along the way – then it probably will suit you quite well.

In the worse case scenario – you get all the makeup in the picture above for an amazing rate. The Younique Presenters Kit changes regularly. It’s always a great mix of products, regardless. So even if you join for the kit (become a “kit snatcher”) it’s probably worth it just for that.

Need a sponsor? Join my team.