Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 3

Thea’s 12 Days – Day 3

Hello and welcome (back) to Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 3 is upon us. Today’s Younique product choice is perfect for those of us who like a sun-kissed look to our face. It’s called Beachfront and comes in three shades

This natural bronzer can be worn on your face or even your lips – talk about beach kissed in every sense of the word! They are half matte and half shimmer which makes you absolutely glow.

Thea's 12 Days of Younique - Day 3 - Beachfront Bronzer

All you need to do is apply a little bit of bronzer with a powder puff brush, or similar, and dab it on your face – wherever you would like a bit of a golden glow – year round. Incidentally. this product would work as well for men as it would women.

Younique Products

If you missed my previous days find Thea’s Day 1 and Day 2.

Thea’s 12 Days of Younique – Day 2

Illuminate Clean (or Clear) CleanserWelcome back to another day of Thea’s 12 Days of Younique (Christmas, Holidays, Spotlight) whatever you want to call it. Last year it was of Christmas but this year I thought I’d be more general to those who are not ones who partake in Christmas…

12 Days – Day 2

For today, I thought I’d highlight a simple product that I use every day, and you know what, it’s just as relevant for men as it is the ladies – it’s the Illuminate Clean for normal/dry skin (or Clear for Oily skin).

“Made with Horse Chestnut, Ginkgo Biloba, and Super Leaf Extracts. For normal/dry skin.”

What are Illuminate’s Ingredients?

As I am sure you care about your skin and what goes on it, I thought you might like to know the list of ingredients in our naturally based cleanser.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Amaranth Protein, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Bark Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Nymphaea Coerulea (Blue Lotus) Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Gluconolactone, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Alcohol Denat., Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate

I’ll be honest with you, I’d become lazy and complacent when it came to skin care over the last few years (ok, decades). This cleanser though has become a daily ritual for my skin. I just have it in my shower and as I am showering every day – I clean my face in less than a minute, and my skin looks and feels better than ever! Don’t just take my word for it, try it out yourself and if you don’t love it too, then take advantage of Younique’s 14-day Love it Guarantee!!

Two Other Reminders:

1) I can’t recommend the December Kudos highly enough. You could get the Splurge Cream Eye Shadow set of 3 – and keep the FREE eye liner for yourself for being such a good friend or family member.

2) You can now buy Younique by Thea Gift Vouchers (in the UK 0ther areas by request)

Finally just in case you missed it, you can find my 12 Days – Day 1″ here.

My Week in Younique – A Year Ago Today…

My Year in YouniqueWelcome back to another My Week In Younique. Last week, I did a pretty massive post called My Year in Younique to mark the one year anniversary of signing up as a Younique presenter and sponsor.

Today though marks the date Younique launched in the UK. We officially began selling here on November 1, 2014.

I can’t believe how fast the time has gone and we’re now heading slowly into the holiday season. Anyway it’s time to update you on this My Week in Younique – new products, new kudos, and a wee team update too.

New Younique Product

Today we launched a new Younique product called Moodstruck Minerals Eye Primer. I didn’t know a thing about that one, so it was quite a surprise when I logged on and saw it was this month’s Kudos – free (with a somewhat large purchase).

November Kudos - Moodstruck Minerals Eye Primer

The other exciting released today was the new Splurge Cream Eye Shadow colour in Skeptical. It’s a beautiful charcoal tone. I can’t wait to buy this one I have to say. One of these days I’ll work out how to do a proper smokey eye. I keep trying with very mixed results.

Love a smoky eye? Try Splurge in Skeptical from Younique

One of my teamies decided to leave Younique this week! So I’ll be honest with you, that was a bit of a bummer. But on the same day, another lapsed presenter re-activated her account and put through an order! Welcome back Tina my fellow Californian (I find it funny that the three Californians in my company, well including me, are all 4-letter Ts. Thea. Tina. Teri. But I digress)

Also this week I welcomed my first recruit from Wales, Emma-Louise. One step forward to steps back. Direct sales, Younique or otherwise, is a numbers game. (Remember – “Younique is not for everyone!”)

New Younique Products Launch September 2015

More than 3D Fiber Lashes

Buy new 3D Fiber Lashes+ from Younique by TheaAs August comes to a close, the excitement for new Younique Products builds…One of the things that I personally enjoy best about Younique, is that every month there is something to look forward to – a new product, a new Kudo or perk, or territory launch or something. (We launch products in Germany next week!)

Anyway all this newness ends up being a mixed blessing for some presenters, like me, who try to have all the products and kudos. I end up funnelling a lot of my commissions back into my business. (How is that for rationalisation?) Anyway today’s blog will highlight the new Younique products that are coming out next week!

Here’s a wee look at the new Younique products in our brand new catalog. Look forward to receiving mine next week!

New Younique Products - Sept 2015

 

6 New Younique Products:

1) Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel – This is a totally new concept to me. To be fair, I’m not the most makeup-savvy gal. I am learning as I go here, so I think this one will have a learning curve for me but it looks like it will be fun to try!

The short video doesn’t give too much away but it does show the product will make the eye brows look great. Yay!

2) Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner – Another product I’ve not personally seen before, but looks interesting.  Definitely an easy way to “fill in the blanks” of your brows. Good to define and shape them how you want. Can’t wait to try it with my own rebellious brows! Will also help me hide a multitude of sins between brow waxing trips – which can sometimes be a few months apart when I am being more negligent with my grooming!

3) Touch Skin Perfecting Concealer – Now this is one I can get really excited about, as we all have those days times (eg. time of the months) whereby we have things we wish to conceal…This product looks like it will be amazing on the dark spots or red blots. Hoorah!

4) Mineral Touch Liquid Foundation – I’ve always been a liquid foundation sort of gal, so when I joined Younique, I was a little disappointed they didn’t have one on their roster. Of course, I learned new ways of putting makeup on my face to achieve the same results, but I have missed the liquid foundation application process just a little…So this is one of the new Younique products I am most excited to try! Cowabunga!

5) Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick – For our August Kudos bundle (“Three for Me”) Younique launched a limited edition Lip Stick which I of course bought and loved. It wasn’t a colour I’d normally wear, but it did work on my skin tone as it was neutral. So I’ve had a chance to get up close and personal with the Opulence line, and I have to say, I am looking forward to getting some of them. Maybe even all of them!

This video is a bit too cheesy for my liking, but I am sure some of you will just love it! LOL. (To each their own).

6) Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette – This looks great. There are three shade sets to choose from and I want them all but they’re a bit on the pricier side for me, so will start with one and work up!

Anyway that’s a quick summary of September’s new Younique Products launching. It’s an exciting time and as ever there will be a brand new collection – Cloud Nine – which will contain each of them. View Younique Collections here and when you buy you’ll save yourself a bit of money!

You can always shop on my Younique website 24/7 or if you’re in the UK, you may want to email (3dlashes @ youniquebythea.com) to order direct from me and save yourself some of the shipping costs.

PS: By the way, I offer FREE, Local Delivery in Glasgow and the West.

Younique Now Selling NEW 3D Mascara: Fiber Lashes+

Buy New 3D Fiber Lashes+Yesterday around 8am here in the UK Younique launched its new formula, totally enhanced 3D Fiber Lashes+ mascara and makes history.

Younique’s flagship mascara has been totally revamped from the inside out! I’ve already blogged about the new 3D lashes+ which you can read here, but today’s post is really an update on how the launch of the new 3Ds went yesterday. It was very exciting!

Get Ready, Get Set Go 3D+Buy new 3D Fiber Lash Plus

I was so excited about the lash launch that I couldn’t sleep. Seriously, I was wide awake at 5am. THREE hours before NEW 3D mascara launch.

Surfing around on my laptop while still in bed, I took a glance at the Younique counter shortly before the 3D lashes went live. The figure was around 38,000. Those sales were for Younique presenters only.

Within minutes of launching – the 3D Fiber Lashes+ were flying out the door at a rate of a thousand every minute.

Watching the counter go up like that reminded me of watching the end of an eBay auction with loads of watchers. Ping. Ping. Ping.

A real dopamine hit. A total buzz!

At 8:17 AM - 59,000 mascaras were sold

I kept checking for the first hour or two – whilst simultaneously posting on my various social media channels like Twitter and my Google+ (and another G+ post). It was incredible to witness. I have honestly never seen such Lashtastic buying frenzy!

Smashing Younique Records

After the July 1 record of 23,110 sales in one day, Younique has had a backlog. I’ll be honest with you, we here in the UK have been mighty frustrated for not having received ours. We normally sell over 15,000 (or nearly 20,000 – I’ve heard different quotes) a day. So 23,110 was a good few more.

Sales After a Working Day

Around 5pm – after a whole day of sales here in the UK, the figures looked like this: 131,011.

5pm Counter of Younique Mascara Sales

If you subtract that initial 38,000 sets of mascaras, you see that after nine hours of selling these mascaras we’re now nearly at 100,000 sets.

Four times more than that their July 1st record-selling 3D mascara day!

But as I am watching this counter go crazy, it’s a mixed bag of emotions.

I am excited for the company and hoping for some sales myself but I can only imagine how selling as many as were sold in the last 24 hours will play out.

All I can say is that I pray they have the fulfilment better worked out for these deliveries or we presenters will have a Lash Mutiny on our hands!

I kept checking the counter out all day, and though it surely slowed, it kept going. Up and up. I did one final check this morning just after 8am – so 24 hours later and this is where it was.

130,000 3D Fiber Lashes+ sold in 24 hours.

We are still going to a million. We have some specials on now until we reach that. So if you #jointheAteam you get two sets of lashes and FREE shipping on your presenters kit. (That’s such an awesome deal, I wish I could sign up again).

Since the time I wrote this blog it’s now sitting at 170,932. That’s quite a few sets of lashes. Hope to get a few more of those sales myself. If you’re ready to try them pop on over to my Younique by Thea shop now!

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.

10 Reasons to Join Younique

Is it Time to Join Younique?

If you’re here it’s likely because you’ve been searching for information about joining Younique. Maybe you’re looking to find a sponsor, to work out if “Younique is a scam” or “a horrible pyramid scheme” or too good to be true? Or perhaps you stumbled across this when looking for how to get your hand on some 3D Fiber Lashes?

Well I have lots serious articles about what it’s like to be a Younique presenter, answering lots of questions in my Younique FAQs – but today I simply thought I’d share with you my 10 reasons why you should join Younique or at least to consider joining…

1) FUN

Younique is FUN
Let’s face it, of all the things you can be doing, or selling in this world, makeup is a totally FUN offering! So if you like makeup, and are looking for a sociable business that is FUN, then this is the one. You get to try, buy, and apply makeup to your heart’s content. You can party online or off. It’s totally up to you! The most important thing is to have FUN with it! I do…

 2) FAB

Younique is FAB

Younique sells fabulous, naturally-based makeup and skincare products. If you are all about your natural, mineral-based, paraben-free, makeup that doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and is hypo-allergenic, then you’ll feel great selling these products every day. Many of the products are even 100% natural, some are even vegan, and all of which are cruelty-free.

If you care what you wear, then wear this!

3) FLEXIBLE

Younique is Flexi
Want a Flexi-time business? Work as little or as much as you want and wherever you want. If you want to run it full time, you can, or if you just want to give it an hour or two of week, that’s ok too. Work at home, in an office, a coffee shop or when waiting to pick up your kids at school. Work on a computer, a tablet or your smart phone. Work at the beach or by the pool if you want (I’ve done it, and I love that!) Younique is a totally flexible business. Do your thing – your way, it’s all ok!

4) FAST

Younique is FAST
Are you ready to go? When you are ready to join Younique, it takes just minutes to sign up. As a Younique presenter, you can start selling within minutes. You, your family, your friends, associates, even strangers, can start shopping immediately through your own Younique web site.

Perhaps even more excitingly, you get paid your commissions (20-30%) just three hours after every sale! Now that is FAST!

5) FREE

Free goodies with Younique

With Younique, you get your own FREE website that has no annual fees. It’s also the place you sell immediately, but also you can earn FREE makeup for yourself through your own party links! How cool is that?

Other ways to get FREE goodies? You can earn a lot of it by hitting “Fast Start”. If that weren’t enough, you’ll also earn FREE Y-cash on you Birthday each year too ($25.00 USD | $30.00 CAD | $33.00 AUD | $35.00 NZD | £20.00 GPB).

So that’s cause of celebration alright! Who doesn’t love FREE stuff?

6) FREEDOM

Freedom to run a Younique Biz your way
Like I said in number 3, in your Younique business, you have the freedom to run it how and where you want.

You have freedom to choose what works best for you to be your most authentic self. If you want to host in home parties, you can. If you want to do it “old-school catalog” way, you can do it that way too. If you want to become a Youtube vlogger or normal blogger, then go for it. If you want to attend events, you can. If Instagram is your channel of choice, you can choose to only market there. Or perhaps you’re a queen pinner then take your business and pin-it to Pinterest. You may be a party girl and host tea parties or lashes and lattes lunch breaks. Younique offers you much freedom to run things your way, each day!

PS: You do not have to have a Facebook business page or host parties on FB, I’ve never done either and I do pretty good with Younique. Do what suits YOU…not your upline.

7) FASHION

Younique is in Fashion
From the latest trends like 3D Fiber Lashes, or mineral pigment powders and creamy eye shadows to luxurious lip stains – you’ll always be on trend and in fashion with Younique makeup. They’re constantly adding new products to our lines. See how your Younique sisters are shining their Younique light with various looks created by presenters. Yep, this is most-definitely not your grandma’s makeup company!

8) FACEBOOK

Younique FacebookTo be honest, I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but you need to have a Facebook account to be a Younique presenter. For many of you who are already posting on Facebook, this is great news!!

You can actually use it to promote your business and make yourself some money while “playing” on there all day anyway. Get paid to play as they say! Promote items via your Facebook business page, or through an event. Or share your Younique life through your profile (Note: FB does have Ts&Cs to prevent you using your profile as a business though – so be careful, be creative!)

For those of you who may not like FB, you don’t actually have to use it for marketing. You can simply use it to log into your account and do your promoting how, when and where you like (I refer you to numbers 3 and 6 above!)

9) FAMILY

Younique Family
If you have a family yourself, then this business will afford you the ability to spend more time with them. You can help support them by earning extra money each month.

For those of us who don’t have a family (well mine is thousands of miles away), you can become a part of a Younique Family. Your team will become a sort of “family” to you, should you wish to connect to your Y-sisters. I have found it to be a supportive sisterhood and hopefully you will too!

10) FRIENDS

Younique Friends
Similarly to number 9, my tenth reason to join Younique is all about friends. If you have lots already, you can spend more time having fun with them. You can get together with them and have play with your presenters kit filled with products.

Some of them will love it and join your team (my first half-dozen recruits were my friends and my best seller has been a long-time friend). Some friends will be your most supportive customers. Theses are good friends.

You also will likely find you make new friends. I am making friends with many of my upline and downlines alike. Young and old alike – we friends are celebrating a similar mission as business owners, and are encouraging each other along our journeys. Also we help each other on days when we feel like chucking it in, and I’ll be honest with you, those days do happen. They don’t happen for me but when they do it’s good to have a supportive network to see you through!

CONVINCED TO JOIN YOUNIQUE?

Ready to become a Younique Presenter - #jointheAteamIf you’re ready to #jointheAteam now, then please do so. I would love to Sponsor your Younique business today.

If you are still unsure and have more questions, then feel free to reach out to me in the comments area below, or email me younique (at) theanewcomb.co.uk – at no obligation. I’ll see if I can help you any more.

There is also a wee blog of 5FAQs about Joining Younique which may help if you still have some questions. Or read the follow up More FAQs article…

Finally, you can also follow along with my weekly series called My Week in Younique where I tell you about my own experience as a Younique presenter and sponsor. A recent blog talks about my Younique journey (and its challenges) six months in and this is one of my more detailed (and best, if I do say so myself) – My Year in Younique. All of these blogs are done as transparently as possible. This is not a “get rich quick” business, and “Younique is not for everyone”, but it’s fabulous and fun if you’re determined to put in the work like I am! If you are I’d love to hear from you now!

My Week in Younique – Spring it On

Well, I could have sworn I’d already written this blog, or at least some notes onto my phone or iPod when traveling, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

It will be a fairly quick “bumper edition” as I’ve not done “My Week in Younique” for two weeks now. Sometimes life gets in the way…My apologies.

New Team Mates to Welcome

#jointheAteam - Younique by Thea - Welcome JilIn the last My Week in Younique  update I welcomed Jo to the team. She immediately had gone on to qualify as an official White Status presenter within 48 hours.

That’s mighty impressive (considering some of my team mates have yet to get a single sale on the board!)

Now I need to welcome Jill. She joined through this very blog (I think) late in the evening – much to my joy. I am rather hoping she will take after Jo in terms of sales.

No pressure though, Jill. Ha! Welcome Jill to #theAteam. Glad to have you aboard.

Earlier this morning, I had my first comment from someone in Germany. I would love to sponsor German recruits so if anyone is in Germany in search of a Younique sponsor, then let’s talk.

Younique launches in Mexico first then Germany later in the year. I’m on the lookout for wannabe Younique presenters in both countries now!

Last Sales for March!

Younique is a dangerous business. I suppose it’s the same for other cosmetics type companies. This is why I blogged “If you Love Makeup Don’t Become a Younique Presenter”. Frankly, the last thing I should have done today, was buy more makeup, but I couldn’t resist. I had to do it.

While putting through an order for some friends and clients I just slipped mine in. (2 Lip Stains – if you’re curious...).

I was out walking with a friend at the weekend. We just kicked off the #5x50chal. She used to do Avon. I asked her why she stopped and she said because she was spending all her commissions on makeup. I nodded, silently, knowingly. It’s true. I’ve been a bit guilty of that too.

Party Confusion – Frustrating

Host a Younique Party - Younique By TheaIn the spirit of honesty and transparency, I am going to share one of my biggest complains about Younique, personally…

It’s the confusion surrounding the virtual parties…I really do think that a lot of people I speak to still don’t understand the virtual party concept. I am not sure I can clear it up for them.

Twice now, it’s happened, where friends have bought through my own site (which is good of course) instead of using either my party link or the link I created for them.

Once it happens, they have a support document saying how to “attach it to a party” – but frankly, I don’t believe it works. Or it’s not idiot proof enough…

Think I need to have words with the co-founder Derek. I could probably teach him a thing or two (given I started building websites 20 years ago this summer…

So anyway, last night my lovely friend Han went and spent over £100 in products for herself and her daughter, and didn’t use the “party link” I’d created for her. (Oops).

I immediately tried to contact support.

They said she had to do it.

I wrote to them on her behalf (using her email address).

They sent the non-sense email with instructions (like the above document) – and 24 hours later – we’re no further forward.

At this point, I don’t think Han can be bothered to sort it….and I’m frustrated because it means we’ve both lost out on the “Party Perks”. (If she didn’t want them, I would have had them quite happily…)

Ok sure, I got the commission, of course. Thankfully. That was both great and needed today – as the new month begins tomorrow.

She managed to get her £8 Y-cash March Kudos (for spending over £60) which is something…But we both did lose out on half-priced and FREE items from that sale of over one hundred pounds. Boo!

Splurge for Dainty

Oh well I currently have almost £80 in y-cash so it’s not like I am desperate. Might have to Splurge for Dainty. It’s out tomorrow. I love Elegant which I have already. I already have one order for Dainty. Anyone else want it too?

Splurge Cream Eye Shadow - New for April it's Dainty

Younique Simplified: 3 ways to buy Younique from me:

1) Shop through my Younique site. Always appreciated. Sure. It’s what most people do here.Shop Younique by Thea
2) Shop through my own party links (I always have one going. If you can be bothered, then simply ask for the link address – tweet me or scan my tweets or email me: younique (at) theanewcomb.co.uk)

3) Shop through your unique party link and you get the perks! Half priced and maybe FREE makeup! (We do need to become Facebook friends for that to happen though). Let me know if you want some FREE Younique products!

If You Love Makeup, Don’t Become A Younique Presenter!

If You Love Makeup, Don't Become A Younique Presenter!If You Love Makeup, Don’t Become A Younique Presenter!

A Blue Status Younique Presenter and Sponsor in Scotland…Because you may well end up being your own Number One Customer…Well, if you’re anything like me.

Here’s my personal experience of being a Younique presenter and sponsor of late…

I have discovered that Younique products are the makeup equivalent of coffee or for me as a non-coffee drinker, chocolate! (i.e. Totally addictive!!)

Less than six months in, I now have just about all the Younique products that we sell, I think.

Not all colours and shades, but all the products, brushes etc.  (PS: My favourite products are here!)

It’s not that cheap to get them all, let me tell you, but I have been strategic in my purchases and the Younique makeup collections are a great way to go!

My Past Week in Younique

Each week (or so), I do a blog called “My Week in Younique”. The MWY blogs started here and has grown on a weekly basis – documenting my experiences of being a Younique Presenter and Sponsor of a global team,…but this post today is a little different,…It’s about my feeding what, for all intents and purposes, I’d classify is a Younique addiction!

Love Buying Younique Products!Set of 4 Moodstruck Mineral Pigments

Danger danger! As February ended, all I want to do is shop on my own website. Again. So last weekend, because the sale price of the Moodstruck Mineral Pigment set of 4 (update now called Moodstruck Pressed Shadow Refills) – was going back up to its original price (after a catalog misprint last time), I had to buy them.

No, really, I did have to.

The Love it Bundle - Only on Sale in February

Also, even though I already had the makeup, I wanted the cute pink glam bag in the Love it Bundle that was only available during February, well, I had to buy that too.At least I wasn’t the only one who grabbed that cute offer… Younique mailed the other day us to say we sold:

“61,448 of them! That’s more than 2,000 a day…100 per hour…more than a bundle a minute, all month long!”

Fast forward to March. As it kicked off, as you may know, we came out with six new products, and as I didn’t have them, I had to buy them too. Rather aptly named, I purchased the Kid in the Candy Store Collection (no longer available but other Younique collections are always found here:)6newcollections

Do you see how being a Younique Presenter might be a challenge? As most of my friends will attest, I’ve never been a big “makeupy sort person” before joining Younique. (Frankly some old college friends at a New Year’s Eve party shared their absolute “shock” of my new venture because it was so “left field”.) Since joining Younique though. I admit, it’s become a total obsession! I guess as far as addictions go, it’s not a terrible one to have, but still…it’s an addiction none the less.

Yes the makeup’s great, and I genuinely love running my own Younique business, but it does sort of defeat the purpose when you’re running your own business, and seemingly all the money you’re making, you’re just investing back in your own company (e.g makeup collection). Or feeding your addiction! That’ what it feels like I am doing…at times!

My Younique Rationale?

Make your own Younique images - Shop Younique By Thea
Buy Younique Makeup direct in UK today – from Younique by Thea

Naturally, addictions aside, if you are going to run a business efficiently, you need to be knowledgable about all the products.

You have to be able to have them, show them, talk about the and, in this business, photograph them (sometimes even on yourself) so it’s pretty easy to rationalize all my makeup purchases each month.

BONUS? The fact that it’s a legitimate tax write-off only adds to the pure joy of running my Younique company. But if you’re a total makeup addict already, this is definitely not going to cure you of your addiction. In fact, you’re probably going to be even more guilty than me of being your own top customer…and hey, if that does describe you, then I’d love for you to #jointheAteam now! 😉

In summary, jokey blog title aside, I have no regrets at all joining Younique so far. Remember, there are much worse addictions out there, so you may as well join me now and have some healthy,Join Younique with Thea Newcomb #theAteam empowering fun playing with, and promoting, makeup across the globe! Right? Right! Click the pink button to join the club!

Or read more about my experiences of being a presenter in My Week in Younique.

 

3D Fiber Lash Mascara UK – For Sale

Hello lovelies!!

If you’re based in the UK, and you’ve been searching for some 3D Fiber Lashes that you can get fast, then you’ve come to the right place!

Younique 3D Mascara UK - for sale in Glasgow & across the UKI do have some sets on-hand here in Glasgow. You see, I had ordered a bulk order for a Wedding Show in town last weekend, but because there was another Younique there also, downstairs, none were sold by me way up on the top floor. Pfft!!

So anyway, for those who need some fiber mascara fast, you can buy direct from me now — for a limited time only.

Just so you know, I am a genuine Pink Presenter – my Younique website is here.

You can choose to buy from me there, many people do each month…Or if you’re in a hurry, I sell them for free local deliver and a nominal S&H fee across the UK (£26 total).

Oh, and they’ll be with you in 48 hours!

While I know it’s tempting to buy cheap 3D Fiber Lash Mascara off Amazon or eBay – please, please, please don’t buy from anywhere other than a genuine Younique presenter. If not from me, then one of my Y-sisters who is local to you.

There are a lot of mascara fakes and knock offs  circulating the web.  I see these gals with their 3D mascara reviews saying “works just as good as the Youniques” etc – and hey that may be the case, I don’t dispute them, I’ve not tried them….but what are you putting on your eyes? Just because it works as expected, it’s only with real Younique mascara can you be certain they’re naturally-based green tea fibers, ok?

Younique's Love our 3D Fiber Lashes - and all our products - or your money backAgain please don’t risk it. You don’t have to buy from me but please find a legitmate Younique presenter to purchase from. Plus you will get the 14-day “Love it Guarantee”.

Honestly, I cringe every time I see the Younique knock-offs or copy-cat brands for sale. I really do. Because if you care what you put so close to your eyes, you only want to buy the original 3D Younique 3D Mascara for peace of mind.

So if you want to buy some of my spare Younique 3D mascaras – contact me today. Leave a comment below, tweet me or email younique at glatitude.co.uk…or you can even call me on 0141 416 1492.  I accept PayPal and in some cases BACs transfers. Again if you’re in Glasgow it’s FREE Local delivery and for the rest of the UK it’s and additional £3.00 so £26 in total (it actually costs 3.20 to send first class – FYI) So for this limited time, buying direct from me anywhere in the UK would save you £3.95. Don’t say I’m not good to you. Plus you’ll have it, as I say, in appx 48 hours – depending on when you order. (May even be 24 hours!! I do aim to please)

Not Just Mascara…

Buy Younique Makeup direct in UK today - from Younique by TheaOh by the way, I don’t just have the 3D mascara for sale, I have many other products too – which I will ship anywhere in the UK for nominal s&h costs:

  • Illuminate Clear Cleanser:  (Oily Skin) – £30
  • Glorious Primer – £30
  • Uplift Eye Serum – £50
  • Lucrative Lip Glosses (All £12): Lethal, Livid, Loveable, Loyal, Ladylike, Luxe, Luscious,
  • Moodstruck Precision Lip Liners:(All £12) Perky, Posh, Pouty, Primal, Posh, Pouty, Primal, Prim, Proper, Prosper, Polished,
  • Makeup Brushes (various) – Liner/Shader £14, Deluxe £13 and Crease Brush £12

 As always you can shop for these Younique products and all the new products and collections via my website. If you have any queries – contact me in one of the various ways listed above!