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!

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My Week in Younique – A Year Ago Today…

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

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

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

New Younique Product

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

November Kudos - Moodstruck Minerals Eye Primer

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

Love a smoky eye? Try Splurge in Skeptical from Younique

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

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

Younique Now Selling NEW 3D Mascara: Fiber Lashes+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A real dopamine hit. A total buzz!

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

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

Smashing Younique Records

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

Sales After a Working Day

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

5pm Counter of Younique Mascara Sales

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where are Younique Products Made?

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

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

3D Fiber Lash Mascara

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

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

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

Moodstruck Mineral Pigment PowdersYounique Products that are Made in the USA

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

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

Splurge Cream Eye ShadowSplurge Cream Eye Shadow - Made in Italy

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

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

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

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

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

Beachfront BronzerYounique Products - Made in Canada

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

Beachfront Bronzer - Made in Canada - Younique by Thea

Find the full Beachfront ingredients below:

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

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

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

Divine Daily MoisturizerYounique Products that are Made in the USA

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

Divine Daily Moisturizer |Younique by Thea

From the Younique Website:

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

Refreshed Rose WaterYounique Products that are Made in the USA

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

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

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

Summary

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

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

10 Reasons to Join Younique

Is it Time to Join Younique?

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

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

1) FUN

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

 2) FAB

Younique is FAB

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

If you care what you wear, then wear this!

3) FLEXIBLE

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

4) FAST

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

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

5) FREE

Free goodies with Younique

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

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

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

6) FREEDOM

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

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

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

7) FASHION

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

8) FACEBOOK

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

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

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

9) FAMILY

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

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

10) FRIENDS

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

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

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

CONVINCED TO JOIN YOUNIQUE?

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

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

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

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

My Week in Younique – Spring it On

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

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

New Team Mates to Welcome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Sales for March!

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

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

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

Party Confusion – Frustrating

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

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

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

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

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

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

I immediately tried to contact support.

They said she had to do it.

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

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

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

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

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

Splurge for Dainty

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

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

Younique Simplified: 3 ways to buy Younique from me:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Past Week in Younique

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

Love Buying Younique Products!Set of 4 Moodstruck Mineral Pigments

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

No, really, I did have to.

The Love it Bundle - Only on Sale in February

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

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

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

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

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

My Younique Rationale?

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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!)

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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 – Hello February

Another week has come and gone – and here we are, in February, now. That means I’ve done three, full months as an Independent Younique Presenter & Sponsor – here in Scotland. Of course a third of that time was in California too.

It’s been an amazing journey so far. Definitely highs and lows – just like life as a whole.

Younique’s Big Reveal

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The other day we had our big reveal of — six new products and two new territories.

I blogged about the reveal within an hour or so of it taking place – so you can read the full blog here if you’d like, but essentially the new products are:

Incidentally, I’d never even used a Lip Stain before November, but now I have, and I certainly was a convert.

Not only that, but I was expecting one colour, but it turns out we’re having seven new colours. Incredible. I want them all!

 What I Love About Younique

I didn’t know what to expect when I joined Younique. I had not even tried the products yet, I’d only watched some videos and read some articles and reviews. I am completely new to this whole Direct Sales thing, and never saw myself as much of a “sales person” but, I think what I love is that it’s fun, the products tend to sell themselves, and I can make money while I sleep.

I seriously dig that!

Also the flexibility with Younique is incredible! You can work as little or as much as you want. It’s up to you. You can focus your efforts on Blogging (like me), Facebook, Instagram,  Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, or Google+. – or take it offline and promote Younique products through your book club, office, church or on the school run!

Do whatever works for you!

One of my team mates up north is doing it “old school” via catalogs. That works too. What other business has this much flexibility?

Plus I love getting these emails – morning noon or night!

Order 3D mascaras through Younique By Thea

and even more so the ones that come three hours after this one…
Get paid 3 hours after every sale! Younique by Thea

to say I’ve been paid! How cool is that – no waiting to get your money!! I’m looking forward to filling up my gas tank tomorrow using my commissions from Younique!

In Other News This Week…

Have sold a few more 3D Fiber Lash Mascaras (both in person and through my website). Two have been reserved and that means I have just a handful left. It will soon be time to put through another bulk order as I do sell to people here in the UK for £23 direct off of me and if they’re elsewhere in the UK I’ll send them for £25 (which usually arrives the next day). I won’t always be able to do that but I’ll do it for the next month or so if you need some 3D lashes fast – get in touch soon!

Speaking of them…I have also had more comments on my biggest blog here to date – which talks about Real Fiber Lashes vs the Fake 3D Mascaras. My advice is buy through a Younique presenter to know you’re getting the real deal.