Major News – Cards, Cosmetics, Candles but No Coffee!

Major News - Cards, Cosmetics, Candles

Major News – Cards, Cosmetics, Candles but No Coffee!

Time for some pretty major news, in a few areas, not just for me, but for others as well…

First of all, I think we should start off with the most major news and that is that Phoenix Trading is effectively no more. It wasn’t a business I particularly “worked” as such, but I did like their products as did ALL of my customers.

The people I feel most empathy for were the ones who focused all their energy only on Phoenix. They will be effected the most. The good news is that there are already plans a foot to re-launch a new business, but I have decided to effectively bow out.

Besides, I can still get any cards I’d like via my upline Janet who I suspect will be a part of the new company.

In the mean time, you can pick up some deals in the “Closing Down Sale” over on my Phoenix Shop.

Additionally, ALL MY CARDS here in Glasgow are £1.00 in a flash sale sort of vein. I probably have about 100 cards here from all occasions so let me know if you want in on the bargain cards! 🙂

New Younique Products

Grab the new Younique lash trip now!

I am so pleased to say that Younique has brought out a new mascara…It’s normal one called Epic which I hear is just that. Have just ordered one for myself so I will let you know in a future blog just how epic it is. 🙂 In addition to the new Moodstruck Epic Mascara there is also a new lash serum too. You can get those two items, plus the flagship 3D Fiber Lashes Plus–  together in a bundle called the Moodstruck Ultimate Lash Trio. When you get that bundle you save some money which is always a bonus.

Speaking of Bundles. The August 2017 Customer Kudos is called The Younique Foundation Bundle and is for a really good cause – the Younique Foundation.  What comes in the Foundation Bundle?

Note: All proceeds from this very special bundle will be donated to The Younique Foundation, an organization that inspires hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by providing healing services through retreats, survivor communities, and online resources.

Coffee No More

There is also news on the Neart Coffee front. For those who don’t know, I was going to launch my own brand of coffee which was called Neart. It was going to be “roasted and posted directly to you from the Scottish Highlands”… but now that coffee brand is now firmly parked in the “long term car park of ideas”.

It really just never quite felt right and I had to let it go to make way for something else to come in.

There really were just so many issues with logistics.

I am still convinced the idea is good and am proud of what I achieved but it was just not quite there. There may be something to say about that later on down the road, and there may not.

So what it did end up making way for was Candles…

Buy Darceys Candles Direct from Thea Newcomb, Glasgow 0141 416 1492

Darceys Candles

For those who are like me, and basically love smelly things, such as candles, wax melts, diffusers, scented beads et al, then you’ll dig this.

I recently joined Darceys Candles.

Darceys is an Ayrshire-based company that makes handmade soy candles and wax melts in particular. The idea, like many other direct sales companies is to have people host parties (both real and virtual), but regular readers to my blog will know I don’t go in for that sort of thing.

I know they work for some people but not so much for me.

I do have some brochures – which I need to get circulating – and I’ll blog about them from time to time, but that’ll be the extent of my efforts for Darceys Candles.

That said a week ago I posted the special offer of the week on my FB profile and three people nabbed it…so I may end up working Darceys more yet, we’ll see. They’re top selling product is called Monkey Farts…which smells a whole lot better than it sounds. Seriously,…

Oh, and speaking of which, please note that we can only order products once a week, because they are all handmade…So if you’re in or near Glasgow, and would like to order some Darceys, then please let me know and I’ll throw your order in with one of my own bundles.

You can phone me on 0141 416 1492, email me here, or leave a comment.

Ralph Says

Finally one last bit of news if you can call it that is that I have created a new brand all about my father (and best friend) Ralph. It’s called Ralph Says Things (his own hashtag is #Ralphsays),…

There is a Ralph Says blog, a Ralph Says Facebook page and a Ralph Says Twitter profile and of course a Ralph Says Instagram too.

 

 

 

Launching New Site for Cards, Cosmetics and Gifts

A Younique Time to be Reborn

After having my wrist slapped for my Younique blog back in the spring, I have decided to relaunch this site to be a more general offering which doesn’t need constant corporate approval!

In spite of it all, I still love being a Younique presenter – some twenty months later. So I will continue to blog about that periodically.

I’m here if you have any questions about Younique, the products, or my experience of being a presenter and sponsor. Or anything really. Reach out if you need a sponsor.

 Phoenix Trading

I’m also a Phoenix Trader in my first year of running my own greeting cards business. Unlike Younique though, I don’t actively promote the Phoenix business. I joined because I enjoy sending cards to clients/customers, family and friends and wanted to buy them at cost.

Buy Greeting Cards or Join my Phoenix Team

A keen networker, I do end up selling UK greeting cards to people I know – family, friends, colleagues.

On this blog, I can spend a little time talking a bit more about that too.

Finally, in the line of the work that I’m in, I meet wonderfully-talented business owners who are selling amazing products here in Scotland. This blog it’s a chance to talk a bit about the things I come across here too.

Direct Sales Businesses

Not all direct sales businesses are the same. The thing about running them is that you can feel pressured to buy/sell products or recruit people. I’ve chosen two that I am happy to be involved with – because I don’t actually have to sell or recruit in either. I chose to work Younique, but I haven’t been with Phoenix. The option to work more or less is down to me.

With either business you can simply join in order to get discounts on your own makeup or greeting cards and paper products.

So if you’d be interested in finding out more about being Younique or joining Phoenix then please get in touch here.

Younique Hits 500,000

It’s exciting to be Younique. We’ve now reached the half a million mark. What I don’t know though is if that’s active presenters or ones who have simply joined. I suspect it’s the latter. I personally have recruited thirty four Younique presenters but half of them or so are no longer active. So I’d be curious to know the actual active presenter numbers, personally. Regardless it’s awesome to have hit 500,000 and before predicted I believe.

My Week in Younique

Welcome to another instalment of My Week in Younique where I talk about the latest news both from HQ and as per my experience as a Younique presenter and sponsor. This week we have team news and achievements, update on Kudos, and the big news Younique by Thea gift vouchers are available – just in time for the holidays! A wee bit about Black Friday too!

November Kudos is Killing It

Younique by Thea - November Kudos Eye PrimerWell the November 2015 Kudos have been so popular they’re nearly sold out. HQ wrote on our “Presenters Only” Facebook page last night to say the curtain is drawing to a close on this popular primer product for the eyes.

I managed to put through an order on Day 1 of the month so that I could make sure I got it and after selling out of all of my 3D Fiber Lashes put in a subsequent order to earn another one. Might be willing to sell or even give it away! It’s a tiny wee product to prime your eyes. I’d recommend it. As it’s been such a success it will likely be available for purchase in the near future (as a guess)?

Younique by Thea Gift Vouchers

Do you need a last minute gift? Or simply want to thank someone for something? Maybe you know someone loves makeup, but you aren’t sure what to get them? Then this is the perfect solution just for you…

Vouchers start at just £15.00 (Plus £3.30 shipping and handling). Find more over on the new Younique by Thea Gift Vouchers page. Though you can pay by Paypal just now – I’m currently looking at other potential payment providers for those who prefer not to use PayPal!

Younique Black Friday 2015

younique by thea - black fridayThe team is going fantastic this month. Many of my fabulous recruits, and their recruits, have qualified this month already – and we still have a whole week to go!

The company is slowly promoting – with one pink like me (Kelly Roach) and several fabulous Yellows too. The most recent promotion to Yellow is Helen Rahn in Australia who just promoted last week! Now we need to get her some recruits so she can reach Fast Start*.

I suspect we’ll be able to accrue some good sales on Friday when the Younique Black Friday offer gets posted on the morning (UK time).

Last year was a lovely offer, which I grabbed for myself and a few clients. Do hope that this one will be just as good.

In anticipation I’ve already scheduled a party for Black Friday! Hopefully my girls have been doing similar!

This is a real exciting time to join Younique – in the run up to the holidays!

Oh before I go – I did get an email yesterday asking if I was going to be having any “Cheeky wee Black Friday deals” and the answer is yes and no. I won’t be giving a way anything cheap but any mascara bought direct off me will receive FREE shipping – this weekend only! This offer is good Friday, Saturday and Sunday only!

Well this is just a short update before the big reveal on Friday. I’ll definitely write a blog as fast as I can about the Younique Black Friday deal. Check back then. In the mean time if you’re interested in joining Younique and have any questions please do reach out. I’d love to hear from you!

Younique 3D Lashes+ to Break Mascara Sales Record

2 DAYS TO GO FOR ALL-NEW 3D FIBER LASHES+!

Only July 1, 2015 Younique announced its flagship best-seller 3D Fiber Lash mascara has been totally revamped – inside and out.

That day, they went on sale to Younique presenters only, and buy, we did in droves…That day we sold over 23,000 in just one day (23,110).

Now just two days away from the official launch date of these new 3D Fiber Lashes+ (July 15) my Y-sisters and I aim to break a global record of selling a million mascaras in just one day*.

My personal goal is to sell 300 sets in the month of July. Yes, I have a long way to go (290 or so), but you set your sights and you go for it. Right?

Younique to break mascara sales record July 15

“What the Plus”? How Lashes+ Are Better

You may be wondering what the difference is between our original 3D lash formula and the new 3D Lashes+. The answer? Almost everything from the ingredients, to the packaging, to where it is now made (in the USA!)

We’ve swapped the green tea leaves for Rayon, and they’re now enriched with our gorgeous Uplift Eye Serum to help nurture your lashes, and the packaging is now eco-friendly. They used to increase volume of lashes by up to 300% but now it’s closer to 400%.

Read my recent blog that outlines more of the differences between our original 3D fiber mascara and the new 3D Lashes+.

Also here’s a wee “trailer” of the new 3D Fiber Lashes+ for you to see them up close and personal.

Get ready 3D mascara lovers….From July 15, 2015 – you can buy your 3D Fiber Lashes+ here.

More than Mascara…

Shop Younique by TheaAs you may know we sell more than mascara,…we have amazing skin care products, lip glosses, stains and liners and a percentage of every purchase from a Younique presenter helps empower sexually abused women. 

*The downside of being such a successful company is that I predict we’ll achieve it and then the company will be hammered with orders – which may cause some delays. I hope I am wrong. 

 

Younique Mexico – We Launch on October 1, 2015

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

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

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

….So that’s pretty exciting.

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

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

Younique Mexico iPhones vs Android

For some reason this surprised me…

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

The Younique 999 Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where are Younique Products Made?

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

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

3D Fiber Lash Mascara

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

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

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

Moodstruck Mineral Pigment PowdersYounique Products that are Made in the USA

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

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

Splurge Cream Eye ShadowSplurge Cream Eye Shadow - Made in Italy

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

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

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

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

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

Beachfront BronzerYounique Products - Made in Canada

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

Beachfront Bronzer - Made in Canada - Younique by Thea

Find the full Beachfront ingredients below:

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

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

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

Divine Daily MoisturizerYounique Products that are Made in the USA

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

Divine Daily Moisturizer |Younique by Thea

From the Younique Website:

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

Refreshed Rose WaterYounique Products that are Made in the USA

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

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

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

Summary

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

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

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!

Get More from Your Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders (now called Pressed Shadows)

Get More from Your Moodstruck Mineral Pigment PowdersGet More from Your Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders (Now Called Pressed Shadows)

NOTE: In the Summer of 2017, these pigments were phased out, and new sort of replacement product was launched: Moodstruck Pressed Shadow Quad Palette  (Single options available too, link below)

Do you love all natural make up and beauty products? Are you always looking for new ways to enhance your face, your skin, your hair or your look? Then these Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders are just for you!!

[NOTE: All the tips here should work with the Moodstruck Minerals Pressed Blusher.]

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I recently took advantage of the low set price on the 4 Moodstruck Mineral Pigments before they returned to their normal price. You see, there had been a typo in our last catalog – which Younique honoured (£27/$35) until the new catalog came out at the beginning of March. So anyway – we have 32 colours in all – half are in matte and half shimmer. You can mix the Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders to make them darker or lighter, or make up your own different shades, by combining the different powders.

Why not have a bit of fun with them? The world is your oyster here people!

I already had five and then added 4 more (8 pictured here). Can’t wait until I have all 32 myself! (ED NOTE: You can see why I say “If you love makeup, don’t become a Younique presenter eh?)

So, apart from the obvious, intended eye shadow application, what else can you do these all natural pigment powders? Well, lots, actually. In fact, I don’t know if I have ever known a more versatile makeup product in my life, and I keep hearing of new and innovative things people are doing with them. Here are a few suggestions.

Wear Pigments Wet or Dry

For many weeks, when I first received my powders, I just wore them as your basic dry eye shadows. Many of the shades I have chosen go on quite light.Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders

Later as I began to experiment making them wet. At first I started to use just normal tap water, and then eventually, once I bought it, I starting using our Refreshed Rose Water (now called Royalty Rose Water Toning Spritz. It makes a super nice eye liner when it’s wet…Especially when combined with the liner  shader brush (which I do recommend you getting).

I’m definitely using the pigments that way more often. Plus if you wanted, you can wear them wet AND dry on different parts of your eye (e.g. wet as under eye liner and dry on the lid itself). Experiment to see what works best for you.

I’ve watched several videos – both tutorials and reviews – on using them both ways. Here’s one that I thought was pretty good – that may help you if you want to experiment a little!

You can also add pigments to your 3D Fiber Lash Mascara and make your eyes pop with colour as well as volume!
Here’s a video about making the 3D lashes brown. These pigments are perfect to experiment with.

pigments2Apply Them to you Face & Lips

The truly revolutionary thing about these Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders, to me, is that they can be used elsewhere on your face too. Put some on your cheeks or use them for contouring.

Because they’re naturally based crushed mineral pigments, they can be safely applied to you lips as well.
(Note: The Moodstruck Mineral Pigments contain extracts and amino acids from palm trees, coconuts and contain things like vitamin E and Zinc Oxide. See the full ingredients on this page.)
I quite like to put a little on my lips mixed with one of my glosses (either one of my coloured lip glosses like Loveable, or else I use the clear gloss called Loyal across the top).
You can use as more of a Lip Stick if you want too – simply apply over the top of your lip balm or vaseline. Here’s a decent video that shows a few different colours of the pigment powders being used as a lip stick.

 Brighten Up Your Hair with Pigment Powders

Thea weariing Moodstruck Mineral Pigments as hair chalkThe pigment powders can not only add colour to your face but also to your hair. Yes, really. Across Youtube you can find lots of videos of people experimenting with different examples of using the pigments as hair chalk. It’s not a look I’ve ever tried, but I will certainly give it a whirl soon…Will share photos once I do! For now you can watch this video to see how it’s done!Update: I tried it today  – adding a bit of pink to a section of hair. (See my photo).
On a few of the videos I’ve seen soon far, people have wet the hair first with regular tap water, Rose Water or our Glorious Primer…so choose whatever works best for you. (Here’s one video showing mineral pigment chalk on her kid’s hair).Then they applied the minerals – usually just using a brush. Some applied laying the hair out onto a flat surface – using wax paper (or the like) underneath it, and painting it on — but that’s only going to work for those of you who have long hair. (I don’t…)
Finally, some creative types I’ve watched, have then recommend that you use a hair straightener (or perhaps curling iron) to “seal” the pigments into the hair. That seems like it would make sense.It comes out with shampoo on your next wash so feel free to go to town…add a splash of colour or make it a rainbow – the choice is yours!

Nailed it!

As if the eyes, lips, cheeks, and hair weren’t enough, you can also use the pigments as nail colouring – simply mix with a clear or light coloured varnish. A little will go a long way here. If you have a search through Youtube you can find a number of videos of people using the Pigment powders as nail varnish. Some have even used 2 colours to get an Ombre look! It’s definitely something I’m going to try! Will let you know how my results are once I’ve mastered it.

Go Get Creative

Moodstruck Pressed Shadow Single Compact

Well, that’s all for another day. Hope it’s given you a bit of inspiration of things you can do with your Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powders. You can check out the Moodstruck Pressed Shadow Single Compact range here.
I can’t wait until I get all 32 myself!

My Week in Younique – It’s all New!

My Week in Younique - It's all New!My Week in Younique – It’s all New!

Another exciting week (and month) has come to an end with Younique. My week in Younique has been a case of new team mates, new products, new catalogs, new collections (new bag!), new kudos, new territories, and, quite simply, some new adventures too!

Let’s start with the adventure first – or maybe that should be lack thereof.

3D Lashes for Brides?

Younique By Thea Pink HatYesterday was my first Wedding Show in Glasgow. I will admit to you I had actually thought it was happening next weekend, so I will admit to have been ill-prepared. I have finally managed to order 2 baseball hats (my trademark) and a very bright pink Younique t-shirt. They’re due mid-week. Whoops. This is not the color of the hat, I am assured it’s just a screen shot sort of thing – not unlike the Dress that did the rounds this week! (Which, by the way, I saw as white and gold)

Anyway, back to the event, I did have some make-shift business cards, a price list, a “help wanted” sign, and all our fabulous makeup with me which would have been fine except….

It seems there was some sort of mix-up, or over-sight, or whatever, and someone else showed up who was also a a Younique presenter. In spite of the fact that I was the first in the room to arrive, and I’d unpacked all my stuff already, I was banished to Siberia – or at least the top of the building! What this meant, was that by the time the would-be-brides and their family/friends made it up to me, they’d already seen Younique downstairs. In some cases they even purchased the 3D Lashes down there! Hey-ho-thems-the-breaks-sometimes…Lesson learned.

New Recruits

It’s a case of new products (more on that in a minute), new catalogs, new kudos and I am pleased to report new team mates. My newest recruit joins me from way down there in England. Ha! She’s called Kelly and is someone who’s read this very blog and decided to join Younique.

She’s my first English person and the first recruit I don’t know to #jointheAteam. Well Sammie, also a new recruit, is not someone I’ve met either,  but is the sister of a friend, so it felt like I knew her! 🙂 Anyway super jazzed to have Kelly join the team this week, and it’s nice to see someone who seems keen to create a business and foster team, like me. The more of those the merrier!

6 New Younique Products – Out Now!

6 new Younique Products - Younique By TheaLast month I blogged about the six new products that were about to be launched, and guess what, today they were! I am honestly so excited about some of them too – namely the Lip Stains (there’s a set of 3 and a set of 7!!), the Splurge Cream Eye Shadow and the Beachfront Bronzers.

Lucky for me there’s a collection that features all of the six new products called Kid in a Candy Store – and I just happen to have some Y-cash going spare.

The danger with being a Younique presenter is that you run this risk of being your own best customer! I think I fall into that category. Oh well at least I can buy makeup and it’s a legitimate tax write off! So that’s the upside right?

I am sorely tempted by the set of 7 Stiff Upper Lip Stains but that does seem a bit excessive. What do you think?

I’ve been having a good peruse of our new catalog – getting it loaded onto my ipad so it’s always at-the-ready

If you are considering some new makeup – the Younique collections really are a smart way to go!

New Territories – Race to Start

latina400We’re now taking pre-registration for Latina presenters – how exciting is that? I am hoping to recruit some lovely bi-lingual latinas who will come and #jointheAteam over the coming months. We will be able to start selling products into Mexico from May 5, 2015.

Here is a Younique FAQ compiled regarding the race to start recruitment of Latinas and selling into Mexico!

If you’re looking for a Younique sponsor, then look no further! Wherever in the world, I’d be delighted to welcome you to my Younique team – #jointheAteam here.

Get Real 3D Fiber Lashes From Me Now!

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascaras - in Glasgow - Younique by TheaIt still burns me people selling Younique 3D Fiber Lash mascara on the likes of Amazon, Ebay, Craiglist or wherever.

I suspect in many of the cases they’re fake 3D mascaras as well.

There are two blogs I’ve written on this very subject – one is about the Real Vs Fake 3D lashes, and another one about transplanting gels that smell.

If you’re in the UK, and need a set of lashes fast, get in touch. I have some to hand (ones left over from yesterday’s non-event!) and will happily sell you the real 3Ds with a reduced shipping rate, and you’ll receive them in about 2 days.

Having bought a few of our collections, I also have a variety of our other products that I can sell you direct – saving you the wait and the international shipping fees! This is a limited time offer! So comment below, tweet me, call me or email me for more info!