Friday, November 21, 2014

Divine Moisturizer by Younique

I absolutely LOVED Brilliant Moisturizing Gel and was devastated that it was being replaced.  I have been using it since it came out and my skin looks and feels amazing.

I told myself that it would be OK, it would take time, but I would survive the transition and that being in an airless pump was a great thing and would be so much easier than scooping up a little ball and some gel.  I had convinced myself that nothing could replace my Brilliant, and boy was I wrong!!

Brilliant has now been replaced with Divine Daily Moisturizer; here is what the website says about it: A supremely divine daily moisturizer that has been formulated for all skin types - we call that Divine! This new formulation has fewer preservatives and comes in an airless pump.

I received the Divine about 2 weeks ago, and have used it everyday since, as I have said before I am pretty bad about washing my face at night, however, I have been trying to do that every night so that I can use my Uplift Eye Serum, and have been doing pretty well at it.  So after washing and applying the uplift to my eye area, I apply my Divine; and I honestly can say that I love it MORE than I loved Brilliant!!

Divine is sooooo much easier to use; one little pump does the entire face! It is very smooth and silky and my skin loves it! I honestly did not think that my face could feel any better than it did with Brilliant, but with Divine it is does!

There is no smell with Divine, and even though it faded quickly the smell of green peppers with the Brilliant was sometime a little bit much, so I am very thankful for the lack of smell.

Normally by the time I wake in the morning, my face feels a little oily and dirty, so I wash it right away with my Illuminate Clear Cleanser, but with having applied Divine before bed, my skin does not have that same feeling in the morning.  I still wash and reapply my Divine, but will admit that on the weekends, when I am not leaving home, I sometime completely skip the face washing.  Of course that is also the days when I stay in my pajamas all day long! LOVE those days!!

So for all of those that are looking for a really good moisturizer, or those who loved our Brilliant and are sad that it is no longer available, give Divine a try, I am sure you will love it as much as I do!!

Divine and all the other Younique Products can be purchased through my site or through any other Younique Presenter. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope it helps you in deciding to give Divine a try!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Moodstruck Precision Pencils - Eye & Lip Liners

Let me start by saying that I have always preferred Pencil liners over liquid, cream or any other kind, mainly because without my glasses I cant see, and most brushes have to be positioned a certain way which does not allow me to get close enough to the mirror to see what I am doing, so I end up looking like this photo!

So I gave up on anything other than pencils long ago!

At our 2014 Convention I received all 15 Moodstruck Precision Pencils Eye & Lip Liners, I was excited to try them right away!   The Eye liners are available in 10 wonderful colors and the Lip Lines in 5 different shades.

Generally with a pencil style liner, the tend to pull at the skin on the eye and can be difficult to apply.  The Moodstruck Precision Pencils glide on smoothly.  Most of the people that have used them, say they last all day without smudging or wiping off; honestly I find that they tend to smudge on me; I believe this is because I tend to use our Primer all over, and therefore the liner does not stay as well as it does for others. However, they do not smudge any more than other liners I have used through the years, and they go on so much smoother that I still prefer them to other brands.

I love the lip liners so much that I find myself using Pouty as my lip color and then doing a light coat of lip gloss to make it shine.  They go on so easily and last throughout the day, and do not make my lips feel dry!  They also coordinate great with out Lucrative Lip Glosses!!

Precision Pencil Lip Liners

Precision Pencil Eye Liners

As always you can find these products and all the others at

Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday MarketPlace, 1 Year Later

Hello everyone!!! 
Last year I wrote about my very first event, the Holiday Marketplace, and how much I learned while there.  I have done a dozen or more events since then and this last weekend I  was once again at the Holiday Marketplace, It was phenomenal!!!

The first thing was this year I asked for a corner location with a bigger spot, so we had a prime location!  I then broke each day up into 2 shifts, and shared the space with some fellow presenters; that way we could all get our name out there and generate customers and potential presenters.

The second thing and the most obvious to me, was the tremendous increase in Brand Recognition!  The first event very few people had heard of Younique or knew what 3D Fiber Lashes were; this year our growth was evident in the number of people that knew about Younique or had at least seen or heard about our 3D Lashes!

The event was crazy busy, and most people that walked by our corner, would say things like "I have been looking for these"; "I saw these on Facebook and have to try them" or "my friend swears by these, I have to try them!"

I took the opening shift and between my team member and I we had 13 sets of 3D lashes on hand; we sold completely out in our 4 hours and could have sold more; the second shift that day sold a total of 16 sets; then on Sunday the opening shift sold out of the 15 sets she had in under 3 hours; I then had the closing 3 hour shift and thankfully a fellow presenter had a supply of 3D lashes and loaned me 10 sets, I sold out in less than 2 hours!  All total we sold 54 sets of 3D Lashes and could have sold more; and I gave out 40 catalogs and close to 100 business cards!

I have not yet heard the final head count on attendance, however, I believe it was over 1,000 and it was so much fun!! I will definitely be doing it again next year!!

Things I learned this time around, 1) I need more table cloths, that match; 2) I need a black background that can be set up on 2 sides of the booth, preferably with a large Younique Logo on 1 of the sides; 3) I need to invest in either table top stands or a black bakers rack to display products; and 4) I really need to find a nice black or silver throw rug or anti stress mat to stand on; 5) models to show off the product; and 6) bring LOTS of 3D Lashes!!!

I have several more events and in home parties scheduled through the end of the year, and I know that 2015 will be my year!! Younique is my future and I am so glad to be a part of it!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Illuminate by Younique - My Thoughts

First let me start by saying, I am so sorry it has been so long since my last post! Life got busy and honestly I forgot, that apparently comes with age! 

If you read my previous post about Awake, the Younique Facial Cleanser, then you should remember how much I LOVED that Product!!  I was honestly saddened by the thought that it was being replaced. I understood why and had faith that Melanie and Derek, would ensure that the new product was equal to or better than Awake, but I was still sad about it being retired.

At the 2014 Convention, we were given both the Illuminate Clear and the Illuminate Clean and I have tried them both.

Illuminate Clean is ALL NEW made in the USA, and formulated for normal to dry skin, or for people

with very sensitive skin. Made with superleaf extracts, Ginkgo biloba, and horse chestnut, Illuminate Clean has a more mild formula that is still powerful enough to gently cleanse your sensitive skin.

I honestly like that way this cleans my face, I have more of a combination skin, so this did not do as well as the original Awake, but still did a great job.  I was pleased with the results I received, even though it took more product that I was expecting. 

I have not confirmed why, but I believe it is due to the strict requirements for products being sold in the United Kingdom, and we have just recently launched in the UK.

Illuminate Clear is the replacement for Awake, and contains the same key ingredients, but our Product Development team has refined the formula and brought the manufacturing to the USA so it can be produced on a larger scale, and more easily maintain complete control over the proprietary formula.

This replacement is not the gorgeous silver color that Awake was, nor does it have the amazing clean scent that Awake had; it is a pale gray color with no scent.  HOWEVER, I can honestly say that I love the way it works, MORE than I loved Awake!!  I thought my face was clean before, but now it is cleaner than ever before!! This product is simply amazing!!!

Younique has taken great steps in product development, that included hiring a Chief Scientific Officer, Mukhtar Siddiqui, who has worked in the beauty and cosmetic industry forever! 

In addition, they have moved the manufacturing to the USA! This is huge!!

I have now been with them for over 2 years, and I am still as excited about this Company and the products, as I was on day one!  Our Founders truly believe in the Younique Mission, and they show it with the products they create and the way they treat their presenters!

If you want more information on any of the outstanding Younique Products, or on becoming a Presenter yourself, visit my site at or message me at

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Younique 2nd Annual Convention!!

OMG!!!! The 2nd Annual Younique Convention was AMAZING!!!!!

I have no idea how I can put into words what I have learned and experienced at this years convention, however, I am sure going to try my best!!  This will be long, but there is so much to say! Most of the photos in this post were taken by some of my beautiful #YSisters and others by me.

To start with I ran into a fellow Team Diva member at the Anchorage Airport, we shared the flight all the way down, along with numerous other presenters, then shared the shuttle to the Gaylord Texan

This resort/hotel/convention center was gorgeous!  The staff was so helpful and polite, and you only saw them when you needed something, otherwise they just blended in with crowds. 

The facility was clean, and the beds were soooo comfortable!  I would LOVE one for my house!

As soon as I dropped my bags off in my room I headed out to see what I could see, and as I wandered around the first person I ran into just happened to be one of our Founders, Melanie Maxfield Huscroft and her family.  She greeted me with a "Pamela, so glad you could come" and a big hug, it was a great way to start out my weekend!

Immediately after that I ran into Shelaine Maxfield, a Fellow Founding Presenter and the wife of Derek Maxfield, our Founder and CEO.  She also welcomed me with a hug, and by now I was feeling amazing!!

I spent a couple of hours wandering around the hotel grounds meeting fellow presenters everywhere, most of whom I have only known through facebook.  Having never met in person, we all greeted each other with hugs and the phrase "so happy to meet you in person" was said on numerous occasions.  It was Facebook come to life, with us all truly acting like the #YSisters we are. 

From there I made my way up to my incredible sponsor, Nichole's suite to help her hand out t-shirts. There were hundreds of them!! While there I met numerous other presenters and my team mate and roommate for the weekend, Christie.  She is such a wonderful person, and so much fun, I am so glad that we shared a room!

The convention began with lunch on Friday and then the first General Session, where we were introduced to the amazing Jason Hewlett, our Emcee for the entire convention, and our first speaker.  If you have never heard of Jason Hewlett, please google him, he is simply hilarious!  He does family friendly comedy and is someone that you can take your kids to see without fear that he would be inappropriate in any way!  LOVED HIM!!

We then moved on to 3 Breakout Sessions: 1) How to Create a Culture of Success within Your Team, with Jaron Winder; 2) 10 Movie Quotes to Adapt Into Your Younique Business with Christine Strong; and 3) Highlighting & Contouring 101 with Mickey Gunn.

Each of these sessions were packed with great information that will help me and all the other presenters succeed in our Younique businesses.

Those were followed by the next General Session where the incomparable Mona Ameli spoke about the 7 Pillars of Success and Leadership!  This session was incredible!  Look her up and you will see just how fabulous she is!

Following Mona, our Black Status Presenters held classes: 1) Care Cloyd & Brook Gray: How to Maximize Party Sales; 2) Valari Ingrbrigtsen & Amy King: Building Your Team and What it Means to "Sponsor"; 3) Cara Ramey & Shawn Nelson: Advancing and Maximizing the Comp Plan; 4) Ameber Voight & Jess Parizek: Coaching, Mentoring, and Building Leaders.  All the classes were great and a whole lot of fun, seeing as how they had all been where we are now, it was interesting to hear what worked for them and how to incorporate some of that into our own businesses.

Dinner that evening was a Texas BBQ and sooo yummy! Followed by the Product Reveal section of the evening, then dancing and even some Bull Riding!

1. Fall release- Lash Comb/Brow Brush on Sept 1! (Get it FREE this month with ANY Collection purchase)
2. Divine moisturizer replacing Brilliant in November- airless pump, cleaner formulation includes witch hazel
3. Precision Pencils- eye liner (10 colors) and lip liner (5 colors) launch September.
4. Uplift Eye serum- oil free, fragrance free, dye free launching September.
5. New face wash for normal/dry skin to compliment current face wash with a new name- Illuminate
6. Glorious Primer will also be changing to the new Airless Pump on November 1.
7. Blusher will become a pressed powder starting November 1
8. New formulations will be EU Compliant!
9. New Collections will debut in November as well.
10. Almost all products except 3 (patenting reasons) will be formulated and manufactured in the USA!

The second day was just as wonderful as the first!  Our First General Session included our Keynote Speaker Bill Rancic! He talked about starting his Mail Order Cigar club, being on the first Apprentice and was an all around great guy!  He was fabulous and then he hung around to take pictures with all of us.  I am the plus size woman in the gray pants under the word Moodstruck! 

Following the General Session was another 3 breakout sessions: 1) Live, Love and Share Your Business with Stacy San Juan, Head of Marketing for Younique - LOVED THIS CLASS!; 2) Social Media with Shama Kabani - Simply Amazing Class!; and 3) Daytime to Drama Makeup with Mickey Gunn. 

These were followed by another General Session where the outstanding Traci Bild spoke about "Getting Your Girl Back" such a powerful and moving session! Look her up and you will realize that we should all Get our Girl Back!

Next were the same classes from the previous day with different Black Status Presenters: 1) Shari Brown & Cindy Brancato: How to Maximize Party Sales; 2) Briana Richardson & Amanda Blockson: Building Your Team and What it Means to "Sponsor"; 3) Whitney Husband & Lauren Pipak: Advancing and Maximizing the Comp Plan; 4) Nichole Smith (my Sponsor) & Julie Leonard: Coaching, Mentoring, and Building Leaders.

We then had our Formal Awards Dinner followed by our Speaker Eva DeVirgilis, and actress/makeup artists, who spoke about how she sees those in her makeup chair.  She is an incredible speaker and you can find her on Youtube, look her up, you will not regret it!

Then cam the awards, where so many of our presenters received fabulous awards!  My Sponsor Nichole Smith, presenter #36 received quite a few.  She more than deserved these and more!
The our Founders spoke, first Melanie, followed by Derek, who paused for a moment and brought Cara Ramey up to speak about her situation and how Younique has helped her. 
Cara is the sister of our Founders, and having had a difficult delivery with her last child, she was completely bed ridden and suffering from financial hardship due to overwhelming medical bills.  Younique changed her life, and she has not crossed off ever item on her dream board!  I cry every time I hear her story!!

After Cara, Derek came back up and talked about Younique, and our new Car Program, launching in the UK (October 1, so contact me if you or anyone you know is in the UK and wants to Join!) and our growth, which is huge! But then he spoke about my favorite announcement from the convention.  He told us about the Younique Foundation. 
The Younique Foundation will be a place where women and girls who have suffered from sexual abuse can go to heal and rediscover themselves.  This announcement is my absolute favorite thing from Convention!  I have LOVED Younique from the very beginning, but this made me love it even more.  The complete presentation, that I cried all the way through, is located here:  please watch, I know it will bring you to tears also, not to mention how cute Derek's youngest daughter is!!  The Founders of Younique are the most caring, humble, generous and all around great people I have ever had the honor to meet.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Let's Talk Primer - Glorious Primer that is!!

I have used Mineral Makeup off and on for over 15 years; this included the Primer that was needed to ensure sufficient coverage.  I generally hated the feel of the primer, to me if felt oily or even sticky, and having to have a second primer just for my eyes was truly annoying!!

Based on my past experiences I was honestly hesitant to try Glorious when it was released; I loved the thought of a Face and Eye Primer all in one, but really did not want to spend money on yet another Primer that I would hate! 

According to my website - Younique Glorious Face & Eye Primer creates a flawless canvas as it evens out the skin's texture, and primes and prepares the skin for premium application of mineral makeup. The resulting appearance is porcelain-perfect, velvety-soft skin with incredible long-wearing, sweat-resistant coverage of mineral makeup that lasts all day. Ingredients are naturally-based, free of parabens, oils, synthetic fragrances, and cheap fillers. Suitable for all skin types.

I then decided that if I was going to sell the product I would need to try the product so that I could give my honest opinion of it to my customers. I am so very happy that I tried it! It arrived in a pretty purple box and the bottle is made of glass and sturdy (Just don't drop it on anything that will brake it) and is simply beautiful!

Glorious has the PERFECT name - It is truly a Glorious Product!!  From day 1 I have loved the silky feel of it, and even on my stay at home, no makeup days, I apply my Glorious Primer!  I LOVE the way it makes my skin feel.

I have naturally curly hair that tends to look a little fuzzy at times, so I use various products to help smooth the curls or assist in making it feel smooth when I run the flat iron over it.  I was out of my usual products and was wanting to flat iron my hair, I look over and see my beautiful bottle of Glorious sitting on the counter and thought "It works so great on my skin, why not try it on my hair!"

I put a couple of pumps in my hand and then ran my hands through my hair and proceeded to use the flat iron - OMG What an amazing difference!!  Normally even after using product, I would have a few fuzzy hairs that just would not lay flat and would stick up willy nilly here and there all over my head; with my Glorious I did not have that!!  My hair was smooth and what more it felt soft and silky not dry and brittle!

I now use it in my hair for shine even when I wear it naturally with all the curls!

Whats more, when using it for its intended purpose, as a face and eye primer, the difference in the vibrancy of the Moodstruck Mineral Pigment is outstanding! They apply so smoothly, and the color is more saturated and vibrant than when they are applied alone.

The Primer also works great for using the pigments on your eye brows and in your hair; it helps the colors blend easier and stay on longer.

These 2 photos show the difference between the application of the pigments dry and with Glorious, the different is very noticeable, especially on the lighter shades where you can barely see them dry and with primer they are clearly visible!

 If you have not yet tried Glorious Primer, I highly suggest you do so now!  You can order from my site at or from any other presenter you may know, it is well worth the money and with our Love it Guarantee, what do you have to lose?


Friday, May 16, 2014

Younique's Touch Foundations! LOVE THEM!!

I finally received my Mineral Touch Cream Foundation and Mineral Touch Pressed Powder Foundations and OMG do I LOVE THEM!!!

When I ordered the colors that I needed were on back order so instead of receiving them at the same time I received them in separate orders, which was actually wonderful! 

I always wear my BB Flawless and then have been using the Fabulous Concealer as my foundation and have loved it; but now I am even happier!!!

I received the Touch Pressed Powder Foundation in Taffeta first.  I followed my normal routine of applying Glorious Face and Eye Primer, followed by my BB Flawless in Bisque, then used Fabulous Concealer on those spots that needed it.  Then instead of using the Concealer all over as normal, I applied the Touch Pressed Powder Foundation and WOW!  The coverage was amazing!! and the finish was literally flawless!!

It lasted all day and I did not get the cakey feeling and look between my eyes that I normally get from everything!  I completely LOVE the way it feels on my face, it is light and does not feel like I am wearing anything!

At this point, my set of the Touch Cream and Pressed Powder Foundations in Organza arrived.  I tend to be a little on the pale side and this looked to be an exact match; however, having recently been on Maui for a vacation I am a little darker than normal.

I went through my standard routine and then applied the Touch Cream Foundation in Organza, it went on smoothly and had great coverage, it was a little lighter than I needed, but still gave amazing coverage; I then used the Pressed Powder in Taffeta so I did not look so pale.

Once again I was pleased with the coverage, the feel, and the staying power of this product! It lasted all day, and late into the night and still look perfect.  The key with this is the same as with any makeup, finding the correct color!

I should be receiving Velour which is in between Organza and Taffeta so it should be perfect for me!  I am working on figuring out a way to send samples of these amazing products, but have not yet mastered it! Once I do I will update this post on how to request a sample.  Until then feel free to shop from my site, or any of my fellow presenters sites, and order yours today, with Younique's Love It Guarantee you can't go wrong!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lucrative Lip Gloss

I grew up during the time of Lipstick and matching Lip Liners, and therefore have always used them. I hated the feel of lip gloss, it was sticky and nasty feeling and so I refused to wear it!

Then along came Younique!  As part of our fall 2013 product release Younique developed and released 10 shades of the Lucrative Lip Gloss, and I love them as much as all the other products!!  This is what the website says about Lucrative:

Lucrative Lip Gloss

A rich spread of color, very smooth and highly-pigmented -- bright, bold, or subtle -- collect all ten shades! Flaunt your assets! Pout, pucker, or smile -- it's all good! You bring the attitude; we'll bring the shine! Lucrative Lip Gloss brings a whole new meaning to top-of-the-line lip service!
Luscious; and

One of the things I LOVE is that each Lip Gloss has a little mirror right on the side of the tube, so you can apply or reapply anytime, anywhere!
They sell for only $15 each in the USA ($18 in Canada - and beginning in May $20 in Australia); they are also available in sets of 3 ($40 US/$48 CAD/$52 AUS) and complete set of all 10 colors with a signature Black Case ($119 US/$140 CAD/ $150 AUS)
In the past when I have tried different Lip Glosses I have often disliked the feel of them, they were sticky and my lips felt just plain awful when I wore them.  I can honestly say that with the Lucrative Lip Gloss that is not an issue! There is not sticky feeling and I love the way they go on and the look of them when I wear them! 
Lucrative Lip Gloss in Livid
My Absolute FAVORITE color is the Livid! It is So Gorgeous when applied, however, I wear them all depending on my mood and what I am wearing that day!

If you like lip gloss you will LOVE Younique's Lucrative Lip Gloss collection! As always feel free to check out my site and try them for yourself!!

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Thrive Experience

As I have mentioned before, I am a now 45 year old plus size woman.  I am LAZY! LOL Even when I was much smaller I did not do much, cause I did not want to! Give me a good book and go away and leave me in peace and I am a happy camper!

I would get up in the morning and more often than not fall back asleep in my chair and end up late for work. Then I would be working on a project at the office and my head would start bobbing, keeping my eyes open became a challenge, and I am ashamed to say that I even fell asleep at my desk one day, thankfully it was a friend that noticed and woke me up! Then I would go home, feed the dogs, sit down in my chair and sleep for at least 2 hours, every night!

I have never slept well, for most of my life I have woken up 3, 4 or 5 times or more, every night.  My back hurts and generally I just toss and turn all night.  It sucks!!

A couple of months ago I saw a post on facebook for something called The Thrive Experience; I was intrigued! I "liked" the Le-Vel Fan page and read the testimonials of users and became even more intrigued, so I logged onto the webpage and watched this short video.

I signed up for FREE as a Brand Promoter, and ordered an upgrade pack.  I am so very glad that I took that step!

I took my first day on a Friday, got up in the morning and took the capsules, came to work and made a smoothie out of the powder, then applied the patch.  I honestly did not notice much at all! But then the day ended, I went home, fed the dogs, sat down on the couch for my normal nap and could not sit still.  I felt like I should be doing something!  I got up and started on my kitchen, which had not been deep cleaned in months, and then I decided to fold the laundry that had been sitting in my spare room for weeks.  That night I slept all night and only woke up a couple of times.

Saturdays are usually my lazy days, nope - I got up and put the coffee on and took the capsules and applied the patch. Then I unloaded the dishwasher. I sat down with my first cup of coffee and then immediately got up and started a load of laundry.  I did sit still for about an hour, had a couple more cups of coffee and then I completely re-arranged my living room, dusted and vacuumed. 

As the days past I kept feeling better, my lower back pain was getting better, and I was sleeping great, and I have even lost weight! Then this last weekend I came down with a stomach flu, and did not take my Thrive at all! Last night I was tossing and turning all night, could not sleep at all, my whole body ached! Now I am sure some of that was from being sick, but I am also positive that most of it was from not taking my daily dose of Thrive!

Check it out at and start your Thrive Experience now!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


As an almost 45 year old plus size woman I have never liked having my picture taken, nor have I been into taking my own picture with my cell phone and posting it all over the Internet, as most young woman and men do now. 

"Selfies" have always seemed a little ridiculous to me and sometime extremely embarrassing!  There are some of my nieces and even my nephews that have posted the most ridiculous photos, I honestly don't think they have a clue, no matter how many times they have been told, that those photos will be out there forever!

Then Younique entered my life and all of a sudden I have hundreds of selfies and honestly they all SUCK!!!!  I can not take a good photo of myself, even in all my Younique awesomeness, to save my soul!! But does that stop me? NO it doesn't, I just keep taking these awful photos and what's more I post them on the Internet!

I have put them all over my facebook fan page (YouniquebyPamela) which links to my Twitter account (YouniquePamela) and have even put some on my Google+ page and now I am even going to share some of them on here. 

I love the Younique Products so much, and love the results I get when using them, that I feel the need to share the before and after photos with anyone that wants to see them, in the hopes that they will show some other beautiful woman with self esteem issues how they not only help you feel beautiful on the outside but also help you to feel it on the inside!

This is my very first Before and After - not the best but it got me a few customers!

Next came the ones where I was told that if I held the camera in front of me and then tilted my head up and moved the camera up to the same angle I would get really great lighting and my photos would look better - I think I look nuts and no matter what color eye pigments I am wearing they all look like brown!

These are some of my last ones, taken over the last few days.  I have been playing with Highlighting and Contouring and did several before and after shots. Some I have combines nicely and others are just a mess! LOL

Day1 -Highlighting/Contouring
                                                                                     Day 2 Highlighting/contouring

I believe that I am getting better at it, so if I'm not please don't tell me, cause I really don't need that kind of negativity in my life! LOL  Seriously I know I have a lot to learn about taking a Selfie, but I plan on learning while I am learning all about the many ways to apply makeup! 
I never thought that at 45 (which I will be on February 26 so I am owning it!) I would be embarking on a journey of self discovery and learning so much about so many things!  I feel like a girl in my 20's not a grown woman fully in my 40's.
 I will keep taking my selfies and learning new things to make them look better. I will also keep plugging away at Younique, and doing all I can to improve myself and my abilities while doing all I can to represent Younique in a positive way!
I LOVE being in on the beginning of an amazing company and watching from the front row and they make History!
I cant wait to see what 2014 and Younique have in store for me!!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

BB Flawless

Have you ever wondered just what is a BB Cream? What is it used for? or How is it used?  I can tell I asked all these questions when Younique announced that it was releasing BB Flawless.

Here is what I have found, mostly from wikipedia ( 

The BB stands from Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm depending on the country you are in.  BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage.

What became BB cream was originally formulated in the 1960s in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients' skin after surgery.  Introduced to South Korea and Japan in 1985 – where healthy-looking, porcelain skin is heavily prized – the cream was hailed as "the secret of Korean actresses," and was heavily endorsed by Korean celebrities.

In late 2013 Younique released their version of a BB Cream, BB Flawless!

Here is how they describe BB Flawless: BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer, Apply this all-in-one moisturizer, treatment, and foundation as a single-step cream to immediately balance the skin, correct its complexion, and protect its youthful appearance. This multitasking cream moisturizes, perfects, protects, and works beautifully as a lightweight foundation on its own. It provides a flawless appearance and fights shine to give a natural-looking matte finish. Consider it your skin's new best friend.

When corporate first told us presenters that a BB Cream was going to be one of the new products, I went out and purchased one from a drug store, I honestly do not remember which one, I tried it once, it was thick and felt awful, however, it did cover well, but I tossed it in the trash since I did not like how it felt.  This experience made me a little hesitant to try the BB Flawless.

I am of the belief that if you don't try it you will not succeed at selling it and therefore I was determined to try it so that I could give customers my honest opinion. So I tried it, and I LOVED IT!!

BB Flawless is so light and creamy feeling, it is not thick or goopy, it goes on smoothly and covers nicely!  I was so amazed by the difference in the consistency from the other one I had tried.

In February, and in celebration of Black History month Younique will debut three new BB Flawless shades!

We currently have three shades (light, medium, and dark) and next month when we debut our three new shades we are also renaming our current shades from Light, Medium, and Dark to Cream, Bisque, and Honey. Our new shades – Caramel, Chestnut, and Carob are a perfect addition to our BB Flawless line and our goal is to match “all shades of beautiful!”

I highly recommend Younique's BB Flawless to anyone that wears BB Creams and for those that have never tried it, I will happily send you a sample so you can see just how amazing this product is! Contact me through the link at or by email at and I will send you a sample! Be sure to include you mailing address!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Moodstruck Mineral Pigments

Younique's Moodstruck Mineral Pigments are simply amazing!  They are currently available in 30 shades, the original 15 Shimmer colors and 15 Matte colors and coming in the spring of 2014 one more shimmer and one more matte!

The Shimmers are: Curious; Devious; Confident; Daring; Fiesty; Sexy; Sassy; Heart Broken; Gorgeous; Awestruck; Playful; Flirty; Regal; Empowered; and Dignified.

The Matte Pigments are: Innocent; Corrupted; Risque; Infatuated; Irresistable; Beautiful; Provoked; Naive; Vulnerable; Giddy; Precocious; Heavenly; Glamorous; Famous; and Crushed.

All of the pigments can be applied dry for a subtle look, with Primer for a darker application, or wet for a dark dramatic look. 

The pigments blend well when applied, or prior to application they can be blended for a custom color!  They can be blended with each other, or with our Concealers or Blushers for additional colors.   They can be used for subtle daytime looks and dramatic date night looks.


One of the things I love most about our pigment and our blushers is that they can also be used as hair chalk, as a lip stain, or mixed with clear lip gloss or clear nail polish for a color that is just your own! 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the Younique Moodstruck Pigments, they can only be limited by your imagination! 

Our pigments are available in singles at $10 each, in a set of 4 for $35 a set, or in a set of 10 for $85! There are also several collections that include our amazing pigments.  The purchase options can all be found at gets yours now and start 2014 in vibrant color!!