My Week in Younique – Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas time…A time to celebrate life, family and, well, makeup! It’s been a fantastic but often challenging year with Younique. It’s actually been more quiet than last December – both for myself and my company – but hopefully lots of people will get money and want to shop for makeup either direct or via my Younique shop.Younique by Thea | Opulence Lipsticks - set of 3

Merry Christmas to Me!

Yesterday, Christmas Eve, my latest Younique order arrived – Moodstruck 3 Opulent Lipsticks: Conceited, Stinkin’ Rich and Pretentious. (While I do love the lipsticks immensely I certainly wouldn’t choose the names they’ve chosen for some of these things. Surely there must be other better more positive names than Pretentious and Conceited.) Look forward to sampling them over the coming days just the same.

The other thing that’s made my Christmas for 2015 was that I finally reached Blue Status with Younique this month – due to having an extraordinary November. I’ll be honest, I’d hoped to have been at least Green status by now, but month after month, even hitting Pink has been a challenge.

Younique by Thea - Officially Blue Status

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Join Younique on Annabelle's team?Today I woke up and noticed that newest company member, a lovely English lass, Annabelle has officially qualified as a White Status presenter. Annabelle, a makeup artist in England, is the first recruit of my Aussie Rock Star Helen.

Helen, herself, is a seasoned MLM-er. With Younique, if you’re planning on treating Younique like a business your team is essential. 

So when I know someone wants to build their team, I do all I can to help that…As I get regular emails from people considering joining Younique, I help my team build theirs.

Currently am having my recruits sign up under Helen and once we reach her two new recruits, we’ll work on building Annabelle’s team.

No matter who you sign up under, you’ll still be in my company and therefor qualify for any Social Media training you may desire. But all the ladies in the company have reasons to sign up under. We all have our assets!

If you’re interested in joining Younique right now, then click the ‘Find a Sponsor’ button below and join Helen’s team now and we’ll welcome you to our company.

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Products Update

Over the past two months, the main product people have been enquiring about is our Touch Liquid Mineral Foundation. There’s been fairly universal frustration, from both presenters and customers, about the lack of shades in stock. I recently blogged about the Foundation and some substitutes here.

Also in some regions, two out of three of the Addiction Eye Shadow Palettes are out of stock. If you need an update on your product that’s on back order then please visit the Younique backorder page here.

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique

Have just finished highlighting my fave products of 2015 in my 12 Days of Younique. It was actually challenging to choose my favourite items – there are so many eye, face, lip and skin care products. A few of them which didn’t make the list came awfully close!

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer
Thea’s Day 6 – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.
Thea’s Day 7 – Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Only available for FREE as part of this month’s Kudos!)
Thea’s Day 8 – Moodstruck Addiction Palette 2
Thea’s Day 9 – Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Savvy
Thea’s Day 10 – Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation
Thea’s Day 11 – Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lavish
Thea’s Day 12 –  Splurge Cream Eye Shadow Elegant

Here’s to 2016!

Well, after a few weeks of blogging every day here on Younique by Thea, I think I may just take a week off now that it’s Christmas Day.  If you have any questions about joining Younique, feel free to get in touch (I’ll keep monitoring email as much as possible). It’s a great time to launch your own Younique business as we kick off a New Year.

Will be back before the year is finished but time to take a few days off just now.

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 12

It’s Day 12 of my 12 Days of Younique…(turns out I started it a bit early)…and it wasn’t terribly easy to choose the top product for the 12th day…but I think I always knew it would have to be the Splurge Cream Eye Shadow in Elegant. It’s the most beautiful beige shimmer that accentuates absolutely any eye – young or old – no matter what colour. It truly is among the most versatile products that Younique has released to date.

Also if you buy it in the next week and a half (along with two more), you’ll get the FREE Liquid Eyeliner that I wrote about on Day 7.

 

Splurge Cream Eye Shadow - Younique by Thea

 

Splurge Cream Eye Shadows offer a high-density, velvety-smooth cream eye shadow experience. Guess what? You can actually wear it on your lips too…for a sparkly beige shimmer on your kissers!

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique…(So Far)

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer
Thea’s Day 6 – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.
Thea’s Day 7 – Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Only available for FREE as part of this month’s Kudos!)
Thea’s Day 8 – Moodstruck Addiction Palette 2
Thea’s Day 9 – Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Savvy
Thea’s Day 10 – Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation
Thea’s Day 11 – Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lavish

 

 

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 11

Another day another one of my 12 Days of Younique. It’s really hard, I mis-calculated and ended up with four products to cover in two days. I guess I got carried away…So among my top products were Eye Serum and Glorious. Two I choose to put on my skin every day. They were definitely featured last year as well. So this time I thought I’d add two products that are firm faves for 2015.

Lavish Lip Gloss

So today’s penultimate product for the 12 Days of Younique is our Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lavish. This product is always in the bag. Though I love nearly all ten shades of Lip Gloss – Lavish is just the top of the pops for me. It’s a dark sparkly pink and is long-lasting and non-sticky too! Oh and one of the greatest features of Lavish (and all our lip gloss shades) is the handy, convenient mirror on the side of the tube. That’s the greatest feature of all!

Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lavish

I wear it on its own and sometimes I even apply it over some lip stains to mix it up a bit.  Again I like almost all of the Younique Lip Glosses but this Lavish is a firm fave. Check them out in a set of 3 or a set of 10.

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique…(So Far)

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer
Thea’s Day 6 – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.
Thea’s Day 7 – Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Only available for FREE as part of this month’s Kudos!)
Thea’s Day 8 – Moodstruck Addiction Palette 2
Thea’s Day 9 – Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Savvy
Thea’s Day 10 – Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation
Thea’s Day 11 – Lucrative Lip Gloss in Lavish

Return tomorrow if you can, for the final installment of my 12 Days of Younique. What will the final product be? Can you guess? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not the 3D Fiber Lashes – though they are pretty cool!

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 10

Well it may be unwise to choose a product which is scarcely available but I couldn’t do my 12 Days of Younique without including the Liquid Foundation.

It’s the one product that’s starting to give the 3D Fiber Lashes+ a run for their money. The Internet (in particular Facebook) is awash with these videos showing the Liquid Foundation covering tattoos, acne, and so forth.

Thea's 12 Days of Younique - Liquid Mineral Foundation

Touch Mineral Foundation

This fabulous foundation product’s an “ultra-thin, skin-perfecting liquid formula” that goes on your skin in silky smooth fashion – especially when you’re applying it over a primer such as Glorious.

When I first received my liquid foundation I felt like it was too light but eventually I adjusted to it and on some days I actually mix in a bit of our BB Flawless to change the tone just a little. As it’s winter, my face is a little more blotchy and spotty (I thought I’d grown out of the bad skin era but seems not), and t his foundation really does make my skin look even throughout. I even used it on my father (video to come soon).

Still Haven’t Got Your Liquid Foundation?

Incidentally, I recently covered the Younique  Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation in a blog – suggesting other cover-up alternatives if you can’t get this beautiful product until next February or March…

The 12 Days of Younique So Far…

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer
Thea’s Day 6 – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.
Thea’s Day 7 – Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Only available for FREE as part of this month’s Kudos!)
Thea’s Day 8 – Moodstruck Addiction Palette 2
Thea’s Day 9 – Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Savvy

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 9

Welcome to number nine – 12 Days of Younique – Day 9 – Another one of our lip products this time it’s a lip stain in the shade of Savvy. We have seven shades to choose from but Savvy is the only one that’s purple like Welch’s Grape Juice. How cool is that?

For those who have never tried them, (and I was one of them) all Younique Lip Stains go on in a watery sort of way, but once dry, they’re smudge-proof. Smooch-proof. Worry- free. In other words your lip color will stay on your lips, but not your drink glasses (or other people’s cheeks after you’ve kissed them!)

Lip Stain in Savvy - Purple Lips

Do they stain?

I have had several people ask how to remove the lip stains, or if they needed anything special to remove it? With a name like “Lip Stain”, it may sound severe, but the color wears off after a few hours.

How long does lip stain remain?

You may be wondering how long the lip stains remain? Well how long it lasts on your lips will vary depending on your own skin type and how hydrated your skin is.

I have had some friends say they needed to keep applying it and others who say it lasts for up to five hours. There’s no way to know how long it will last on your skin. For me personally it lasts a few hours. To make it last and look good, I would recommend exfoliating your lips using your tooth brush…then consider applying a primer or vaseline to prepare the lips and then your lip stain. For a light look, one coat will suffice, for darker shades, apply as many coats as you like to achieve it.

The 12 Days of Younique So Far…

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer
Thea’s Day 6 – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.
Thea’s Day 7 – Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner (Only available for FREE as part of this month’s Kudos!)
Thea’s Day 8 – Moodstruck Addiction Palette 2

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 8

Slowly another year of Thea’s 12 Days of Younique is winding down. Today’s choice is a bit of a “cheat”, to be honest, but it’s a great product none the less…Of course there are three different palettes (which can prove challenging to choose from) but Addiction Palette number 2 was the one that caught my eye, if you will.

So this palette contains seven, beautiful colours called Hopeless, Romantic, Honorable, Blissful, Cocky, Perplexed and Peppy. It’s a perfect choice if you love your silvers, grays, blacks,

Day 8: Addiction Palette 2

Think of all the different looks that you can create with this beautiful, versatile assortment of Younique shades.

In fact, on that note, you may find this video helpful/useful as far as makeup inspiration goes.

Previous Thea’s 12 Days of Younique to Date

In case you missed any of the previous instalments, you can find my previous Thea’s 12 Days of Younique here:

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer
Thea’s Day 6 – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.
Thea’s Day 7 – Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Pop back tomorrow for day 9.

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 7

Who’s Lucky number 7 in Thea’s 12 Days of Younique? That’s a good question…Well, I am pleased to report that it’s the most recent entry into the Younique Products range: Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner. In fact it’s so new that it’s only available as part of Younique’s December’s Kudos.

I’m not normally a huge “black eye liner”-kind-of-gal, but this new product is so cool it’s converted me. It draws on like you’re using a felt tip pen. A fine line. Perfect if you want to add a wing or two to your eye’s edges.

FREE Liquid Eye Liner - December 2015 Younique Kudos

 

Some fabulous features of this Younique Black Liquid Eyeliner are it’s:

  • Matte finish
  • Transfer free
  • Smudge proof
  • Water resistant
  • Dries quickly and is sweat-proof, smudge-proof, and water-resistant
  • Won’t feather, skip, or run
  • Removes easily with makeup remover

Watch this video for tips on creating that special Wing

Again this is currently not available to buy – but it’s FREE with a purchase of a set of 3 Splurges in Younique’s December Kudos.

In case you missed any of the previous days – you can find my previous Thea’s 12 Days of Younique here:

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer
Thea’s Day 6 – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.

Check back tomorrow to see what Day 8 holds in store!

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 6

Today is Day 6 of ‘Thea’s 12 Days of Younique’ and it’s one of Younique’s 100% natural product – Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powder in Vulnerable.

These Pigments are one of Younique’s most versatile products. Sure you can wear them on your eye lids but they’re also good in a variety of other places…(You can read my whole blog about getting the most from your Pigment Powders here)

Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders - Vulnerable - Younique by Thea

Vulnerable is a light and pretty pink that goes ever so sweetly on the eyes. ..or lips or cheeks.

Another beautiful aspect to the Younique Mineral Pigment Powders is that you can wear them wet or dry. You can mix with the Refreshed Rose Water (or normal water – the choice is yours).

If you want to be Pretty in Pink, then this one’s just for you. It’s so cute and so versatile as I stated above that it’s worth picking up on its own, or save money by buying some as part of a 4 Mineral Pigments set.

Missed a day? Previous Thea’s 12 Days of Younique can be found here:

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy
Thea’s Day 5 – Divine Daily Moisturizer

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 5

Five days in on the “Thea’s 12 Days of Younique” series. Today I’ve decided to feature another product that can be used – young, old, male or female…a totally universal product from Younique. It’s called Divine and it lives up to its name.

Divine Daily Moisturizer

Apply this Divine Daily Moisturizer to your neck and face before you start your day.

Divine Daily Moisturizer - Younique by Thea 12 Days - Day 5

Finally I know if you’re anything like me you care about what you put on your skin, so here’s a list of the ingredients of the Divine Daily Moisturizer:

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Squalane, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Nymphaea Coerulea (Blue Lotus) Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Phytic Acid, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate

You can purchase your Daily Divine Moisturizer on my shop here – or order direct from me via phone or email (found on the homepage and up in the banner).

The previous Thea’s 12 Days of Younique can be found here:

Thea’s Day 1 – Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eyeliner from Younique in Polished
Thea’s Day 2 – Illuminate Clean Facial Cleanser (or Illuminate Clear for Oily Skin)
Thea’s Day 3 – Beachfront Bronzer
Thea’s Day 4 – Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – Ritzy

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 4

Fancy a Ritzy Lipstick?

Welcome back to another update of “Thea’s 12 Days of Younique” – where we have reached day 4. Today it’s all about the lips. Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick in Ritzy.

While I love all the various Younique’s lip products and many of the colours, there is something extra special about this Ritzy lipstick. Rather frustratingly, I keep losing it. (It’s currently lost again so I’ll need to order it it for myself by the end of the month)

If you’re a pink lover in general, then this is definitely the shade for you!

 Thea's 12 Days of Younique - Day 4 - Ritzy Lipstick

So that about wraps Day 4 of Thea’s 12 Days of Younique, a bit short and sweet. You can actually get Ritzy Lipstick in a collection – like the Cloud 9 collection, and the Girls Night Out, or the Moodstruck Collection.

In case you’re interested, you can find day 1, day 2 and day 3 here.

Pop on by tomorrow to see what Day 5 has in store, why don’t you?