4 Years with Younique – My Youniqueversary

UPDATED 2020: Am currently still a presenter but not marketing the products or actively sponsoring any longer. If you need a hands-off sponsor then I’m your gal.

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

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

The First Year with Younique

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

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

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

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

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

My Mascara Business

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

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

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

Younique Sponsorships Over the Years

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

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

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

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

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

Highlights of My 4 Years With Younique

Pink then Blue Status - Younique by Thea

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

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

A Younique Summary

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

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

The collections are always worth a push.

Younique is Not For Everyone but It Is for Me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reach Out to Me With Questions

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

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

Thanks for reading.

#jointheAteam here!

Shop Younique Products here!

My Week in Younique – Finally, Blue Status

Thea Newcomb is Blue Status - Younique by Thea

My Week in Younique – Finally, Blue Status

Welcome back to another instalment of My Week in Younique where this week I talk about my team’s achievements, how to get the 3D Fiber Lashes+ just in time for the holidays, the December Kudos (which is awesome by the way!) and my biggest news of all is that Black Friday made me BLUE status (Finally)!!!

Big High Five to Helen

Once again, my sole Aussie recruit, Helen, has kicked-ass. I’ve just noticed that two presenters signed up on my mother’s birthday and Helen was one. That has to be a great omen! Helen (pictured here with wee Amy) smashed sales in November, hitting Yellow status and outselling more than the next top selling presenter by more than double.

For that reason I’d really like to help her build her team up and reach the Fast Start promotion.

So for the next few inquiries I get here, I’ll have them sign up under her. They’ll still be a part of my team (entitled to any FREE Blogging or Social Media coaching) but they’ll signed up under Helen as their sponsor! Win/win as this gal’s going places!!

The trick I’m learning with Younique is to help your recruits build their teams. We are nothing without our teams. So it’s not just about having Younique recruits, it’s about formulating a team.

Personally speaking I’ve had lots of recruits in the first year, over 20, but 50% of whom haven’t done a thing…

Also worth mentioning is our next team presenter to promote up to Yellow since Helen was Louise. Well done girl!!

Also a big shout out to my fellow Cali Gals – Tina and Teri who are inching their way toward the Yellow promotion too! They may even make it this month collecting their pay-bump, up to 25%, just in time for Christmas.

More New Younique Product News: Buy the December Kudos!

So one of the most exciting things to happen this week is the announcement of the new December Kudos. Not only is it my fave product the Splurge Cream Eye Shadows but if you buy a set of three (and as luck would have it there are three new colours this month) – you get a FREE, brand new product – the Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eye Liner…How amazing is that? Of course I had to buy mine last night as I always aspire to have every Younique product in stock. (Any excuse right?)

3D Fiber Lashes+: One Set Left!

I currently am down to my last set of 3D Fiber Lashes in stock. Sold one this afternoon to a woman in Glasgow who phoned up last night needing a set for a present for her sister-in-law. We met, she paid me her £23 and received her 3D lashes and a FREE greeting card too.

Though I say I am down to my last set, there are five more sets (plus one from the Black Friday deal) that have been dispatched so do hope they arrive tomorrow or Saturday.

If you’re anywhere in the UK, for the next week, I can save you some money on shipping and you’ll receive them quicker but after next weekend I’ll be off for the holidays so act fast! To be fair if you needed some 3D lashes plus over the festive period I’m sure I’ll still sort you out. So yes, the choice is up to you whether you wish to buy direct from me (to save time and money) or order them online 24/7.

Younique Black Friday Made Me Blue

Finally, as many will know, I have been a Younique presenter since the company launched in the UK on November 1, 2014. I had not tried the products, just took a chance on the £69 kit start up cost and hoped for the best.Thea Newcomb - Officially a Blue Status Presenter with Younique

Well, as a social media trainer, Younique was a good fit for me. I already was on every channel there is (just about) and I know the basics of SEO as well.

So off I went and quickly qualified as White status, then Yellow, hit the “Fast Start” bonus and Pink…where I stalled for a year.

Younique is a fun of course, but often a very frustrating business. It’s definitely not for anyone who is just hoping to make a fast buck (or pound or euro). If I was only in it for the money I’d have quit nine months ago. It’s also not for anyone who is easily put off by other people’s negativity (family, friends, Younique haters etc). If you’re someone who isn’t of strong mind you’ll probably give up.

All Younique Levels - White, Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple and BlackBut thankfully this week – thirteen months of tenacity paid off and I finally reached Blue Status with Younique! I’ve had a lot of people asking me what that actually means. Well for one it means I’m halfway up the Younique ladder (or so). Four more levels to go – Green, Orange, Purple and Black.

It also means I’ll make 4% on my company sales (the downline below me). Looking forward to that first Blue payment soon!

I will be honest with you – I was delighted to reach blue at 11:57pm Sunday night. It happened as I was on my weekly training call with my team – e.g. Kelly. She got to witness first hand as I almost started to cry with excitement, relief and a few other emotions. Though I have to be honest you, I’m proud of hitting Blue with its 4000 sales but right around now Green is looking impossible. Do hope it doesn’t take another thirteen months, like it did to reach blue status, to promote to the next level – GREEN!!

Only time will tell…

Younique by Thea – Gift Vouchers!

Don’t forget I’m now selling Younique by Thea Gift Vouchers in the UK. You buy them – and the recipient shops through me directly and I send them to the desired address! Easy peasy! Perfect for anyone who needs a last minute gift idea for the makeup lover in their life!

And finally, if you’re in the market for some new makeup, then please browse my latest party here – Deck the Halls with All New Makeup!

My Week in Younique – September’s Here!

Buy new 3D Fiber Lashes+ from Younique by TheaWell it’s high time to update you on my progress in another scintillating instalment of “My Week in Younique” (LOL!)

It has been a busy few weeks for myself and some of my team mates, in the run up to launching products in Germany, SIX brand new Younique products, and new catalogs, collections/sets and kudos too! Phew. Where to start…?

6 New Younique Products

There has been a lot of excitement that has been building in the run-up to the new products being released today. Last week, I wrote a blog about the six, new Younique products launching today. You can see that I was pretty excited about a few of them – in particular the lip sticks, liquid foundation and the new palette of eye shadows (3 options). If you check out the post you can see videos about all six Younique products.

New Younique Collections & Sets

Also very exciting Younique wise, is that with every new product launch there are new collections to be had. Yippeee!

Younique Collections are a great value and way to save some real money. I, personally, get very excited when collections get released and I always buy at least one!

Cloud Nine Collection

This time there is one called Cloud Nine Collection (pictured) – which features all six new products. So that will be my firs investment I suspect 🙂

View all Younique Collections here

View all Younique Sets here

New Younique September Kudos

Each month Younique offers new “kudos” (which are customer perks). They might be limited edition products, or special bundles, and this month it is…and this month we have a crackin’ deal…
Get Lippy with Younique by Thea - September 2015 Kudos

More Team Challenges – This is SERIOUS

Here’s where I get down to the nitty gritty and tell you some cold, hard truths, from my own perspective…and I say this practically every My Week in Younique update, but in case you’re new to my blog, let me just reiterate this business is not for everyone.

Each month new people #jointheAteam – while others drop out of my company. It can feel like a case of one step forward and three steps back, but I forge ahead.

I love this business and the products, so I am grateful to now have a handful of people who seem to love it as well. I guess the real challenge is getting everybody having an awesome month at the same time.

My August was pretty darn awesome (thanks mostly to strangers who stumble upon this blog! MWAH!), and my friend Fiona in Australia (she my first order to Oz – friend or otherwise! Exciting!)

Also my newest company rock star, Lucy W in England, also had a stellar month. She did amazingly-well. Like her upline, Kelly, She’s taken to Younique like a duck to water.

Whereas others before her have seemed to struggle with it. They struggle with getting sales, or maybe to find the time to actually “work the business” or whatever. So again this business is not for everyone.

For me to promote up the ladder with Younique – I need to have me, and all of my rock stars, to be doing very well in the same month, and that simply hasn’t happened. I have a good month – the team doesn’t. Or they do and I don’t. We just need to get in sync and we’d be laughing up the ladder!

While I do feel like I have a handful of women that love the business, (some of them even as much as I do), you need 10 or 20 women who are working the business seriously, in order to really promote anywhere with Younique. I promoted to Pink – only once and it’s been a challenge to even reach that ever since! S

There is no I in Team

Younique’s all about the team. Without it, you’re practically nothing! (NOTE: I mean if you’re hoping to do it as a proper business. You don’t need a team to recruit or sell – if you just want to be a hobbyist.)

Though I have recruited nearly a couple of dozen or so people this year, (since joining last October), about half of them have dropped off, or who do just enough to keep active status (approximately selling FOUR mascaras in 90 days).

This is why it is a challenging business and not for the weak, fainthearted or easily distracted or discouraged. In fact, from my perspective, Younique, is almost a textbook definition of a discouraging challenge. By that I mean this business will test you in so many ways – with your own commitment, your friends (lack of support or even criticising or avoiding you), customers (unhappy, not paying, being fickle), team mates, other presenters online habits, postal issues – etc.  It can feel like it’s full time work for a part time wage sometimes.

If it’s not one thing, it’s another. So you have to have an inner strength and inner belief – particularly on those days when self-doubt is plaguing your brain and you feel like packing-it-in. And believe me we all have moments of self-doubt in this business. It’s par for the course. The trick is to persevere and carry on regardless.

I am and I am glad I am because it’s building slow and steady. There are some Younique presenters who are the hare whereas I am the tortoise. In it for the long haul, building slowly slowly. Slow and steady wins the race! There is little that beats the excitement of either sleeping or being out somewhere and seeing an order has come in, and three hours later being paid. That, rocks!

My Week in Younique Series

This wraps up another My Week in Younique instalment which I’ve been doing since just after I joined. I try to document my peaks and valleys truthfully. Feel free to reach out to me – wherever you are in the world – if you have specific questions. Do peruse my other posts – because I do try to answer the questions here on the blog.

And don’t forget, if you’re in the UK and interested in 3D Fiber Lashes+ or indeed any of the products we sell – please get in touch as I can save you money on shipping fees. I also offer FREE LOCAL DELIVERY if you’re near Glasgow.

Younique What It Is and What It’s Not…

makeupBecoming a Younique presenter and sponsor has been one of the best, but also most challenging, decisions I’ve ever made…

If you’re considering joining Younique, then let me tell you some of my own truths. These may not be everyone’s truths, but I suspect some of these are fairly universal, and not only for Youniques, but other direct sales companies.

Some of what follows will be over lap on my 10 Reasons to Join Younique and some will be newly realised awarenesses.

WHY YOUNIQUE?

Before you join any MLM, Younique or otherwise, you should ask yourself what your “why?” is?
If it’s just about making money fast, then you’ll likely simply end up quitting.

soyouvebeendumped.comFor me personally, I had been searching (for years), for something I could do from home (or anywhere in fact as I write these words, I’m on a flight between the US and the UK). I was specifically trying to find something I could promote through my long-running website, soyouvebeendumped.com (SYBD) and my various social media channels.

I had been looking for just the right product or service that would be relevant to a large portion of my SYBD community.

I had friends and associates who sold Aloe products through Forever Living, and others who did Herbal Life, but though they were “close”, they didn’t feel quite right…so I kept searching.

Last Autumn, before it launched in the UK,  I heard about Younique and that was it. I was sold! Breakups and makeup, to me, seemed to go well together. It was my thinking that women who go through a breakup may want to treat themselves to some products to make themselves feel beautiful, and some of them may even want to start their business running their own company (to take their mind off their breakup). Win/win.

So MY WHY was to find something that would be useful and relevant to women and that would utilise my Social Media skills. It wasn’t just about making a fast buck (or pound or whatever).

CHARACTER BUILDING

Looking for a quick and totally easy way to make some money? Post a few links on your social media channels and sit back and watch the commissions flow in? Then Younique’s not for you. Younique is a real challenge, well for most of us, I believe.

It’s what my dad would call “character building”.

It’s a constant challenge, but it’s the good kind of challenge. It’s one that will test and teach you every day in every way.

You will likely find that people around you won’t get your reasons for joining an MLM. Some may avoid you, some may even unfriend you (a few have me!), you may hear derogatory remarks too. But if you can continue on, regardless of the negativity, you will be stronger for it.

Personal development is a large aspect to any MLM, and Younique is no different. So use it to learn as much about yourself, your motivation and your determination, as possible. Work out early on what your “why” is, as mentioned above, because if you don’t really know it, you probably will just give up.

MOTIVATING

Some people will find the elite status presenters’ stories inspiring. Others will be put off (when not as successful as them) and simply give up.

Personally I challenge myself each month, and try to push myself to do better all the time. I also get motivated by my team. If they start doing better than me, (and they are this week!!), then it forces me to up the ante and do better.

Very rarely does my team beat me in sales (though it has happened) so it forces me to work smart and lead by example. This sisterhood motivates me!

FUN!

Younique is FUNYounique is FUN…this company keeps it FUN – it has to be said. Each month, it would seem there is something new, whether it’s a new product (or sometimes six), kudos, a new territory (Germany goes live this week and Mexico in October) or perhaps some other incentive to grow our business further.

Younique keeps keeps the business fresh, interesting and motivating. If you’re looking for a bit of fun in your life, then this could very well be it!

EMPOWERING

Looking for an opportunity to run your own business, set your own hours and days, working any place you like?

Fancy learning new skills like marketing, promotion, sales, networking, customer service, persistence and all kinds of personal development skills? If you wanted to but always thought you couldn’t do it, then this may be the business that will prove you wrong – but if you fully commit.

If you apply yourself, you’ll learn what hard work, creativity and determination can do for you.

Or you can be like a lot of other people and give up after three or six months stating “it’s too hard” or “there’s no money in it” or “my upline din’t help me” – or any other excuses you can come up with.

We all have the same products, the same sources for information (e.g. Younique itself, Youtube, the Facebook Presenters Only group, and various upline training teams) so it’s no ones fault if you don’t succeed.

ETHICAL

A lot gets said about Younique’s mission which you probably know is to “Uplift, Empower and Validate” – but it goes beyond that to the ingredients being used in the products, the eco-friendlieness of the packaging and the fact that a portion of each sale goes to its foundation which was set up to help abused women.

The Younique Foundation inspires hope in women who were sexually abused as children or adolescents by hosting them at a retreat, where they are uplifted by each other and learn skills that can help them find individual healing. We educate parents and empower them to protect their children from sexual abuse while leading a public dialogue to bring the epidemic of abuse to light.

Find out more over on the Younique website.

In summation, no Younique is not a horrible pyramid scheme or a scam…nor is it a “get rich quick” scheme.

It’s very fun but it’s also bloody hard work to make it a success. It takes tenacity, consistency and positive attitude to do anything with it. If you want to find out more – read through my blogs, phone me or email me. If you’re ready to join Younique by Thea, you can also do that here.

Finally, you may enjoy this post My Year in Younique – which describes the journey to the one-year mark!

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.

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!

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?

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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!

My Week in Younique – Times Two (…again)

Due to a busy few weeks, I’m a week behind in my updates for My Week in Younique! So now I’ve got to remember all the fabulous and exciting things that have been happening. It’s been quite a time!

New Youique Products & Bundles

BUNDLE: Kid in a Candy Store - Younique by TheaI am soooo excited to see the new Younique products that are coming out in just over a week’s time!

I’ve seen the pictures (screenshots from a top presenter) but can’t wait to order them myself so I can see them up close!

Plus there are a bunch of new bundles that look utterly awesome! Check out the new names: Kid in a Candy Store, Pucker Up, About Face, Show Stopper, All Eyes on You and Radiant Beauty! They all look great, but I’m probably going to grab the Kid in a Candy Store for the new products, and because I lost my gorgeous lip stain (it may have been left in California last month, oops). Still doesn’t it look great! The new bags look darling!

New Pigments Price

Shop for Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Eye ShadowsThe other day the new weekly email arrived with news of the Moodstruck Mineral Powders Set price change:

Last October we printed an incorrect price in the catalog for the Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Powders Set of 4. Since it was our mistake, we chose to honor that lower price until the March catalog was printed with the corrected price ($45 USD, $54 CAD, $58 AUD, £35 GBP, $62 NZD). We want to remind you that there is about one week remaining for this lower price, as the correct price will go into effect March 1, 2015.

Definitely picking up a set of these this week before the price goes up! I am having trouble deciding though as per my post on Google+. There are 32 eye shadows and I only have five so I really need to work out what I should get next. Open to suggestions if you have any! Post there or here in the comments!

New Enquiries Via My Site

Help Wanted: Makeup lovers to join #theAteamI’ve had some enquiries through the blog to join #theateam – which makes me beyond-pleased! Good to know someone is reading these words and has reached out as a result!

One however reached out, stated she was signing up with someone else and asked loads of questions to me (which I answered). So basically I did all the recruitment for someone else’s benefit! Oh well…I’ve written a blog to answer some 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS of Younique) Part one – as a response to that. More FAQs will follow.

So what am I looking for? Well it’s my intention to find some fabulous, makeup-loving, ambitious sellers who want to run their own business, play with makeup, and have a second pay check each month. Heck, better still if they want to make a career out of it (like me)! 🙂

Looking for people in North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. So please pass it on!

Another enquiry last week came from someone already selling the Fake 3D Fiber Lashes though. I cringed as so many un-suspecting women were registering their interest to snap them up – knowing full well they’re likely to be dodgy.

Really this just break my heart – people flogging counterfeit products, especially when those of us are trying to make a living out of selling the real deal.

Ladies, it may look the same, come in the same style case, even contain the same branding and bar code, but it’s not Real 3D Fiber Lash mascara unless you get it directly from Younique, OK? (Here’s a recent post about smelly transplanting gel – PS: if yours smells, it’s fake!)

Click to Shop Younique by Thea - #youbythea
Buy REAL Younique 3D Fiber Lashes now!

If you’re after some cheap 3D lashes, please just beware of who you buy from, you don’t know what you’re putting on/near your eyes, OK? I tend to have some on hand and can send in the UK for reduced shipping. I’d rather you bought the real thing from me (or anyone at Younique) than be duped by a low cost knock off!

So please reach out. Plus, not only that, you’ll only be entitled to a money-back guarantee if you buy from source!

Team Update

My newest recruit Sammie, based in Lanarkshire in Scotland, has already qualified as White and is earning the most on my team this month, second only to me! She’s fired up and running a few businesses simultaneously. This girl’s going places! She’s a rock star. I am delighted to have her aboard! The next teamie – also in Lanarkshire to be rocking it is Karen. Karen’s like my very own 3D Whisperer! She’s so good she doesn’t even know it! That’s how we often are I guess…never knowing our true worth. I will just have to keep reminding her.

Time to Shop Younique!

As for me, I need to go and do some shopping for myself! That’s in a way the downside of running your own Younique business, you end up being your best customer if you’re not careful. I genuinely want all the products but for now I’ll start with the above mentioned Moodstruck Pigments set and also I’m gonna have to break down and buy the Love it Bundle all for that cute Pink Glam Bag!

My Week in Younique – New Teamies, Parties and More!

My Week in Younique new teamies, parties, and more

My Week in Younique – New Teamies, Parties and More!

Well another week in Younique has passed – selling more products, hosting more Younique parties and welcoming a few new new teamies, too…

January was pretty dire, I have to be honest with you, not just for me, but for my entire company too. The best sales came from one team member buying mostly for herself. As I’d spent so much in November and December, I was on a self-imposed buying ban!

Everyone is a potential customer…

Check out Molly's 3D FIber Lash Mascara eyes!This week has proven that sales can come from a variety of sources. One mascara, that sold at the start of the week, was through a private message from a Facebook friend/ former So You’ve Been Dumped site member (FYI she’s happily married now with a few kids, don’t worry! Ha!)

She paid me by BACS Monday, and had her lashes Tuesday – much to her amazement. I now await her “Selfie” (…like this one here).

Another came through my Younique site a day later. A stranger. Love those sales, in many ways, the most. In fact, I’d be quite happy if all sales were from strangers, because then I would not need to be nudging family and friends, as I occasionally do. (I have dialled it back a bit, and changed my tactic to be fair…)

At a Glasgow networking event on Friday, I sold a set of lashes to a 21-year old, Lithuanian fella for his sweetheart. It was for her Valentine’s Day – but as Friday was her birthday, he caved and gave it to her sooner! Who can blame him?

In any event. that sale just proves that sales really can come from anywhere…so I carry sets of 3D lashes with me wherever I go now!

I worked hard this week…set myself some goals, created some images, and thought about where I’d like to go with this Younique Opportunity. I’m definitely aiming for the top, and am 100% committed (Well, most days!).

Do I have days of doubt? For sure. Did lack of January sales and almost-no team enthusiasm bum me out? For sure. But it’s funny, when I really start to feel the doubt, something happens to remind me I am on the right path…so I persevere! Last night was a great example of that…

Younique parties – ways to hostess…

People really do have a tough time really grasping what Younique’s online parties are, so I am going to give some thoughts on the matter. It’s perhaps confusing because it really can be anything you want it to me…

A Younique presenter can book a party with anyone she is friends with on Facebook (or host the party herself). Personally, I always have a 10-day party, or two, running for myself!

Once the link is created it’s time to use it…either personally, or by sharing it with others! Here are a few ways that might be done…

1) Facebook: A most popular-way is to head over to FB to create an event.  Once created, it’s time to share — images, stories, tutorials, links etc. Frankly, I don’t think the parties are the best option, but I know other Youniques have done them where they’ve been hugely successful. To me, they’re too much work, and hostesses don’t tend to be that fussed about putting in the work to make it successful (From what I’ve seen). Again they can work…That’s just not the route I take.

2) Facebook Group: You can create a group and share stuff to that in the same way as above. Again I don’t think this is the way forward as most people will not post the recommended five (or whatever) times a day. Some Youniques totally nail this, and have content all ready to go etc…and I am sure it works for them. But again not me. (I have a mental block I think).

3) Facebook List: What I do think can work is to create a FB list of people you think would be interested in the Makeup posts…or at least not put off by them. Share your link, pictures, tutorials, etc to that list. Consider tagging friends if you want (am not a fan of tagging or being tagged so I do it very rarely). I do share to my Younique list regularly.

4) Other Social Media: You can also share the link on any of your social media channels. If you use Twitter, share the party link there, if you’re more of an instagram person, use it. Vlogger – create videos and share them on Vimeo or Youtube (Vine or Instagrame or even FB again).

5) Google+: I think G+ deserves a special mention here. I’ve seen a quite a few Youniques trying to create parties on Google Plus in a Facebook sort of way, and I can tell you now, it’s ill-advised. They are very different places. I’ve been a HUGE fan and trainer of Google+ and trying to use it like FB is not likely to get you any credibility or sales. So please stop inviting me to your Younique party there – especially if we’ve never spoken or engaged at all on G+!! Instead simply share your images and stories. Engage with other people there.

While I do have a Glatitude Google+ Page which I barely use, I actually spend almost all my time using my personal profile. On my profile I mix everything that I love – photography, Younique, music, social media…it’s not a place I simply broadcast my 3D fiber lashes links and pics. It’s very much created to build my overall, personal brand.Love it Bundle - Double Party Points - Click to visit and find out more!

6) Simply Try a Private party…

So an old friend from High School messaged me on Friday night saying “I need to order three more of the mascaras” because she loved them – as did her cousin! So I excitedly suggested a party link.

Then, in my zeal, I overwhelmed her too much information, and she just replied back with “can I just buy the mascara without the party?”.  Oops!

Right now people are getting double party points so it makes sense to, even if you don’t want to share the link anywhere, buy through your own party link. In the end, she did that last night and earned herself some half priced items and Y-cash which she can spend over the next year!

There are many more ways than what is listed above to do the “party” thing. You can share the party link with your work colleagues, friends, family via email. I created a PDF last night for our February Love It Bundle and emailed it to a few friends who are willing to pass it on to their makeup-loving friends.

The world is your oyster with how you promote your own Younique party link. Heck you can even do what my high school friend did and just buy stuff for yourself, using it and grab yourself some perks for next time you want some free or cheap make up. Win/win!

#theAteam expands

Another Cali gal makes 3 for #theAteam!I mentioned some Younique new teamies….here we go.

While I was still on the “high” of a nice-sized order last night, another email came in saying a new team member had joined my team. This being Teri, a friend for nearly thirty years, who joins me and the other Californian Tina (known for more than 30 years). So it’s like the Trifecta with the three Ts!

Twenty minutes later another recruit joined – Sammie in Scotland. Sammie currently now juggles three businesses that will compliment each other. So delighted to have her too.

So it was quite night last night, I have to say. Welcome a fe more like that too!

I said #theAteam’s expanding, but as some new ones are joining, others are simply doing nothing with their Younique business. That to me is one of the hardest parts to deal with as a leader. People being too busy, apathetic, or disenfranchised or whatever – so they are doing nothing with this opportunity. They’ll soon be falling by the wayside I fear…

I suppose it’s the nature of the beast, and it happens in every Direct Sales business around the world, I am sure. I did hear that 20% of your team will make 80% of the money. This appears to be the case for my team.

Realistically, I just need to find a few more like me! Committed, hard working, enthusiastic and pretty good with the whole ‘online thing’…

Better get back to writing my team training document…Until next week….

Best Recruitment Video Ever

Before I go I will leave you with what is arguably the best Younique Recruitment video ever…

If you love the sound of that, then why not join #theAtea now – I’d always welcome new teamies! Be pleased to have you!

Join Younique with Thea Newcomb #theAteam