Friday, October 9, 2015

October Customer Kudos!!!!!

It’s a new month, and I’m so excited that I completely forgot announce this month’s kudos! The Rise and Shine Collection!!!!!

A customer kudos is a new sale or special deal offered by Younique each month, to say thank you to our amazing customers. The October kudos is an amazing deal!

3 Splurge cream shadows and 1 Shine makeup remover cloths for $75 US! That’s $23 in savings :)

The tough part is going to be which 3 you’ll choose! See the picture below to see the shades available, then head over to my website to see all the luxurious shades up close and personal in more detail.

$90 CAD, $97.50 AUD, $103.50 NZD, £58.50 GBP, $1305 MXN, €81 EUR.

Read more about the Shine makeup remover cloths or the Splurge cream shadow.

October Splurge - Fickle to Whimsical!

This is Whimsical fka Fickle, the newest shade of Splurge cream shadow, which became available October, 1 2015!
Whimsical is a sumptuous, deep blue eye shadow that applies smoothly as a cream, but dries to a powder and doesn’t crease. It has just the right amount of luxurious shimmer to accentuate your bright eyes.
This photo is our beautiful co-founder, Melanie, modeling the new shade. Younique releases a new shade of Splurge cream shadow every month, until December, when the final 3 shades will be released.
Stay FabuLASH!!!

Periscope?? Yes, please!

When Periscope was launched a few months ago I thought it seemed quite funny how you could watch random people from around the world just going about their lives … I watched a group of dancers outside of Busch Stadium this morning.  They were so amped up about the Cardinals v Cubs Playoff game and I really felt like I was there! I have yet to broadcast anything myself but I do like to have a nose once in a while.

As some of you know, over 6500 Younique presenters made their way to Chicago for this year’s global Younique Convention.  The Convention was a weekend of training, hearing people’s stories, awards and recognition.  At Convention was when I truly grasped the amazingness of Periscope.  I was able to get better views from Presenters who were up close to the stage and they were broadcasting live.  I have watched product reveals, training sessions, status recognition, the gala awards, talks about the Younique foundation … A-MA-ZING.

And guess what .. as soon as they announced the date and location for next year (St Louis by the way), the website just went crazy for people buying tickets!  I have mine :)

So if you are trying to build a business, or even trying to learn a business that you have recently joined, you need to get on there and follow the people that are influential to you!

You can follow me – AngelaDavis1013 – I haven’t said anything interesting yet but I will …

Stay FabuLASH!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Younique is more than JUST makeup and skin care!

Younique is more than just Makeup and Skin care. Younique Products’ mission is to Uplift, Empower, and Validate women everywhere – including sexual abuse survivors specifically. “Although the Younique Products company is deeply committed to supporting The Younique Foundation, it is important to note that the Foundation was not established to support the company or sell cosmetics.  Inevitably the two will be linked, but the Foundation is 100% focused on helping abuse survivors and is not distracted by the need to promote Younique Products.” 


At the 2nd Annual Younique Convention in Dallas in August, 2014, our Co-Founder, Derek Maxfield announced the launch of the Younique Foundation which includes a retreat for women and will provide a safe environment for participants to start or continue healing from childhood or adolescent sexual abuse.  Younique is committed to providing  a healing environment; where one can learn, grow, and reflect.” The foundations goal is to help strengthen and better prepare oneself to thrive despite the trauma that has impacted their life.  You may not know, but Derek’s sister (our other Co-Founder, Melanie Huscroft) was sexually assaulted as a young girl, so this foundation really means a lot to our Co-Founders.

Any adult female survivor of childhood or adolescent sexual abuse are qualified to participate. These women must be capable of living for 4 days in a social environment and taking part in group activities, however they will also have plenty of personal time to reflect, rejuvenate and start the healing process.

The Younique Foundation Retreat will focus on activities that increase the likelihood of healing from ones own trauma. There will several different types of activities to participate in: Education, Therapy, Reflection and Personal Services. The Younique Foundation Retreat will be located in the beautiful mountains of Utah and the expenses will be covered by the foundation. If you would like to apply for The Younique Foundation Retreat, please click on this link and follow the instructions. If you have further questions, please feel free to email the foundation (


At the 3rd Annual Younique Convention in Chicago in August, 2015, The Younique Foundation announced the launch of Defend Innocence. The goal at The Younique Foundation is to help others Reclaim Hope and Defend Innocence. The mission of Defend Innocence is to “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.”

Did you know that 1 in 5 children are sexually abused before age 18. 1 in 4 girls. I stand with the Younique Foundation and the Defend Innocence Project against sexual abuse and to reclaim hope.  The decision to create was to build a united front for organizations who want to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.  Each organization may focus on a specific mission such as child sex trafficking, child pornography or childhood sexual abuse; however, we come together to declare that the sexual exploitation of children is not acceptable.


To learn more about The Younique Foundation, click here
To learn more about Defend Innocence, click here

Hopefully now you will have a better understanding of why the majority of Younique Presenters are so passionate about the company as a whole and their business. This isn’t just about making an income, it’s about uplifting, empowering, validating and building self-esteem in women around the world through high-quality products that encourage both inner and outer beauty.

Every purchase made from a Younique Presenter helps empower sexually abused women. So, as you can see, Younique doesn’t just “sell mascara.” Younique Products are also Hypoallergenic, Naturally Based, Free of Harmful Chemicals, Carcinogen & Paraben Free, Cruelty Free, (many are Gluten Free) and they provide superior results. To browse Younique Products and to help support The Younique Foundation Retreat by purchasing products, click here.

So, when you make a purchase through my website, please round up your total to the nearest dollar. Those few pennies can really made a difference!!!!! 

If you want to learn more about becoming a Younique Presenter, Joining My Team, Younique Products and general information, please feel free to contact me.  

Remember ladies, Stay FabuLASH!!!
xoxo Angela

Monday, August 17, 2015

Isn't Younique just a another pyramid scheme?

...And other questions I asked & get asked about Younique

I admit I am new to this whole direct sales thing. Probably like many of you, I've actively avoided those contacts who were in direct sales, and trying to sell to me, or worse yet, recruit me...(Some of the other cosmetic companies were among the ones I avoided the most...)

Is Younique too good to be true?
"The fastest growing direct sales company in history"? Only 3 years old and already a $300 million dollar company! Fantastic, naturally-based, affordable products? A healthy compensation plan? No pressure to sell or even buy your own stock? All selling is done via "virtual parties" and marketed primarily through your social media channels? Get paid within THREE HOURS of every sale....Blah blah blah..."

I listened to/read it all with interest and yet, a healthy dose of cynicism mixed in too...Frankly, it all sounded just a little "too good to be true".

More than a little dubious about Younique, I decided to research it further for myself.
  • No matter how hard an employee works for a franchise owner, they will still make their set wages, and have their hours set for them.
  • I will be dealing in Direct Sales. That means that I pay a percentage of each of my sales to my parent company, in this case Younique, in order to have the right to sell their products, and use their name.
  • I don’t have to worry about the cost of preparing the products, the cost of a building, paying employees (unless I choose to hire someone to help me), and my over head is very minimal.
  • I can set my own hours, vacations, etc, with my Direct Sales business. My pay is a direct result of my work. If I work harder, I make more money. If I don’t, I make less.
  • I began watching hours of videos, webinars, tutorials and reading reviews about the products and the company (not all were good, some were downright scathing!!)
  • I looked at as many current presenters to see what they were doing and how they were doing it and asked, "could I do it better or different?"
  • And then I joined on February 13, 2015…So, that's when my story really began.

"What is your Why?"
I have always been a makeup fan. My mom always told me “less is more” and to only use makeup to “enhance your beauty.”  I found Younique last year when a friend, Mandi, had a virtual party. I was immediately drawn to the mascara and had to try it! I bought it then and there, no questions asked.  Hence, why some ladies call the 3D Fiber Mascara “lash crack.”
After I received the mascara, I wanted to know more about the company.  What I found out made me feel this pull to join.  I can say that I have been lucky in this world to have never been sexually, physically or mentally assaulted. Unfortunately, a large number of my friends have. When I found out that a percentage of sales (we’ll get to that in another post) aim to fulfill Younique’s Mission, I was hooked!  Younique's mission is to "uplift, empower, validate and ultimately help build the self-esteem of women around the world. Through high-quality products that encourage the core values of simplicity, positive influence and the celebration of inner and outer beauty - along with spiritual enlightenment - we're enabling opportunities for personal growth and financial reward to women everywhere."
I love the makeup, but its so much MORE than makeup!!!!!!!

Direct Sales Takes So Much Time!
What appeals to me is that the company is so flexible. I work as little or as much as I want - wherever/however I want. I can sell little or loads. No one will hound me to put my order in each month. That will really appeal to some.

Getting paid while I sleep (it's happened a few times now) is a fantastic and addictive feeling. I'd love that to be an every day occurrence. I do love we get paid 3 hours after every sale. Love getting those emails - to be sure.

Stigmas that go with any Direct Marketing
So what are my biggest challenges? Misconceptions really. People who were like me that have the stigma of selling or team building.

Things I've heard quite often the past six months:
  • "I'm no good at selling" (I say "good, I wouldn't want you if you were a sales person" followed with "the products will sell themselves"...)
  • "I don't want to recruit, I'll just sell to my family and friends".
  • "Isn't Younique just a horrible Pyramid Scheme?"
That last one is the toughest. I had to actually research it myself so I could give them an honest answer...Because getting paid off everyone below you does sound like a Pyramid Scheme...but thankfully it's not! PS They're illegal anyway...

Here's what I found by way of definition...

  • From Wikipedia: A pyramid scheme is an unsustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.

Or basically...

1) Pyramid schemes seek to make money FROM you.

2) Direct Sales companies aim to make money WITH you as you build your business, they build theirs (at the same time) - by selling their wares. I could see it's confusing, sure....


How much will it cost me? How much can I make?
  • Many things in life come down to money - and this was no different. Initial breakdown to register as a Presenter in the US is $99. I figured at that price - even if it sucked, I'd not be out loads of money, so it was probably worth the risk. Thank goodness for me, not even a makeup fanatic I'll admit, I do love all the products!
  • You can make a few dollars, to a few hundred dollars to several thousand...Some people are making staggering amounts! Like anything in life, I suspect you will get out of it what you put into it. I made my presenter kit money back in 2 weeks. That's a great start!

The Birth of The Real Lashwives of Metro St Louis
I will be honest with you, I cringed at the thought of having to build a team to make any real money. Sure, I could make a few extra bucks every month by just selling the 3D Fiber Lash mascaras - but you know what? I want more! Way more!

I heard stories of one of the Black Presenters (top level in Younique's status) who has recruited 200 total in just a year and has a downline of 21,000. She's raking in a cool $30,000 off that team each month. Can you blame her? I'd like a piece of that action. Wouldn't you?

As I studied the somewhat confusing compensation plan, royalties, and the way Younique works, it actually changed my perspective. I'm in this 110% now, so fully committed, and so building, mentoring and training my Team will be my primary aim.

Most of my team, thus far anyway, will be more "hobbyists" I suspect. They will just sell to family and friends, and not actively be selling, but I am fine with that. They'll help my company too!

But there are always the ones that will go at this like gangbusters, and will strive to reach the higher levels of status and income - just as I am doing. That's what excites me the most! That ambitious attitude toward this opportunity. Need more of them!


My Goals
Convention for the 4th Annual Younique Convention is in St. Louis next year. 20 minutes from my house!! This year at Convention, all the Green Presenters made a parade across the stage. I am adamant that I will be on that stage next year!!!!!!!

Right now, I’m shooting for Pink!

Warning though, if you love makeup, it may not be for you, as you'll just spend all your time and money buying stuff from your own site :) Trust me, I love makeup and I want to buy EVERYTHING!
That's all for now! Have a wonderful Monday and remember...
Stay FabuLASH!
xoxo Angela

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Younique August Kudos – exclusive new Younique lipstick!

This month's Kudos is the Three for Me bundle includes Beachfront Bronzer and a Precision Eye or Lip Pencil, in your choice of colours, and an exclusive Opulence Lipstick in shade “Stuck Up” – this is so exciting because we have never had a lipstick before, and it is available exclusively in this bundle for the first time today!
Message me to order or click here to order from anywhere.


Coming September 1, NEW PRODUCTS!!!!

Last weekend at the 2015 Younique Convention in Chicago, the company’s cofounders announced 7 amazing new products and a new presenter’s kit to become available September 1, 2015!!! I am so beyond excited to try out all the new products!!!!!  How about you!?

DRUMROLL…. The new products available September 1 are:
◦ Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette
◦ Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation
◦ Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer

◦ Opulence Lipstick
◦ Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel
◦ Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner
◦ Angled Shadow/Sponge Brush
◦ Precision Tweezers

They’ll be available for purchase September 1, but for now, browse the rest of our products here

Stay FabuLASH

xoxo Angela