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