Sunday, December 13, 2015

All Natural Younique 3D Fiber Mascara Review

A few years ago, I made a major life change to be more organic in my and my family's lives by changing everything from our food, our cleaning supplies, and even our lifestyle products. We started out with simple changes like using less pre-packaged foods, choosing items labeled "organic" and eliminating over processed and chemically enhanced foods then progressed into other areas. As things began to get easier, I started looking more closely into everything until finally it came to my personal items like hair care products. Some of those switches were easy like toothpaste, shampoo, lotions - but finally, I hit a trouble MAKEUP! I found this to be trickier...

Here I was practically obsessing over every detail of what I was putting into my body but totally ignoring what I put onto my body! Your skin is actually the largest organ you have and it is NOT a barrier from the is actually a CONDUCTOR! Everything your skin comes in contact with is actually absorbed into your body. Studies have even found chemicals from a mother's cosmetics in her unborn baby's blood stream! Now, I am not here to judge or write anything to scare anyone- BUT FOR ME- this was enough to tell me that I needed to be more cautious!

I started with some DIY beauty products. Seriously! I made my own bronzer, self tanner, vanilla latte body scrub, etc. When life got too busy, I turned to the drug stores only to find a very limited selection that was either over priced items OR products that simply didn't work. When I finally found Younique - my heart was full!

Younique is an amazing ALL NATURAL & CRUELTY FREE makeup line that boasts gluten free and vegan items too! You can read more about them HERE. Anyway, they have a HUGE lineup of skin care and beauty items. What's nice is that they are a one stop shop...foundations, eye shadows, brow products, lip sticks, lip stains, eye liners, and so much more. But, that's not what I am here to talk about...we are here to talk about the MASCARA! the 3D FIBER LASH MASCARA to be exact!

Okay, I was skeptical. I have seen the presenters online talking about their results and I have never had luck with things like that. The mascara itself was $29 and that was WAY more than I ever spent on any makeup item but I was too intrigued to say no! It took just ONE USE for me to FALL IN LOVE!

Yea, right. Like I was gonna get these results!

About the mascara...
You actually get 2 tubes and there are 3 steps. The 1st is your "transplanting" gel. You first put this on to lengthen and extend your lashes. You should apply to the top and the bottom of your lashes.  After the gel step....enter the miracle fibers for step 2. It seems like a powder that you brush over top of the gel. This fills your lashes and gives them DRAMA! 3rd step, you set with the gel! You can continue for as many coats as you would like to get the desired effect.


Well, here are my results! I hear that the more you use it the better you become at it so I will have to come back and update the post to show how they look after I become a PRO, LOL!

The before is with the BEST selling mascara in practically the know the one. You can see that the definition of my eyes is coming from my eyeliner. You have to look really hard to get see the lashes! THE AFTER....BAM!!! Lashes for days! This was just a regular day with one coat (the 3 steps)!

I loved this product so much that I became a presenter! If you wanna learn more, EARN FREE PRODUCTS, or maybe even become a presenter yourself...Check it out HERE! For $99 you get a HUBE presenters kit of makeup...a website...and all of the support you need! As a earn FREE products through your online party and even discounted items!

Have you tried this mascara? If so, let me know!

Can you tell which Eye has the 3D fiber lash mascara?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Organic Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

I recently became a presenter for Younique Beauty Products and I have to admit...I am in LOVE! Not only are the products cruelty free BUT they are also ALL NATURAL! This was HUGE for me because, up to this point, I would scour the stores looking for safe products to use with very little luck. I would find either super expensive products, a SMALL selection, or products that just didn't work. THANK GOODNESS I FOUND YOUNIQUE!

Anyway...that is not what this post is about. I first fell in love with the 3D Fiber Lashes- when I say love, I mean...LOVE. I would actually fist fight someone for them if they tried to steal them from me, lol. They make my eyes pop and it appears as if I am wearing false lashes even though I am not! So, with the success of my lashes... I decided to progress my way into the lip products (an area of my face I had dedicated to Burts Bees lip gloss). This next love affair came fast and hard - and it was with our "Stiff Upper Lip" lip stain. This stuff stays on for SOOO long and you can even top it with chap stick and our lip gloss without losing the stain!
They had me at "lashes"!

As happy as I was with the lip stain, I was also a little disappointed in my lips! I would have those little flakes of skin on my lips and areas where my stain took darker than everywhere else leaving an uneven appearance. I have always used the safest lip products that I could find so it never made sense to me why my lips weren't flawless. Now..that has all changed!

The simple truth is that your lips are just like the rest of your body! They need attention! Your lips become dry and chapped because they don't produce oil like the rest of your body does. They become damaged and regenerate new cells and sometimes...the dead cells are simply there and chilling out. Using chapsticks and moisturizers will give you a smoother appearance BUT they won't make the flakes go away! So, what do you do to the rest of your body when you want to expose the newest, freshest, and healthiest skin - EXFOLIATE!

Getting rid of these pesky flakes is easier and tastier than you think! There are so many variations of this recipe and you really can make a basic lip scrub by blending any sugar and coconut oil. The coconut oil will leave your lips soft, moisturized and healthy while the sugar helps pull away those dead cells to reveal beautiful-glowing lips!

This really can't be easier.

simply blend the following-
1 tsp. Organic Brown Sugar (or whatever you have on hand)
1 tsp. Organic Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is solid at room temperature so you may want to warm it slightly to get a great blend. One you mix it together, add a little to your lips and gently rub it across your lips - back and forth - very gently. Next step, LICK IT OFF! This stuff is safe, edible, and tastes AMAZING! Okay...if you really way to, you can wash it off but why not go for it?

The coconut oil will leave your lips moisturized and will leave a film on your lips....that will leave your lips so healthy!

BONUS - this makes a super cute gift! Add variations like a hint of organic vanilla! Switch it up and use white sugar, coconut oil, and a drop of peppermint for a mojito inspired lip scrub! Toss it in a sweet glass jar and you have a beautifully crafted gift for anyone!

ENJOY YOUR NEW SUPER HEALTHY LIPS! If you would like any information about the Younique products, shoot me a message or check out my site!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

My Jouney with my Own Younique Makeup Business!

Hello again everyone! It has been far too long since I have posted anything and to be honest, it is simply because LIFE GOT BUSY! Over the course of the last year, I have put in tons of hours working outside of the home (in a job that I love) and have sadly gotten a bit too far from the things that are important to me...blogging and my natural lifestyle!

No lies, I don't make all of my detergents now a days, I buy some prepared foods (still organic), and my makeup collection...has been coming from the drugstore (not nearly organic)! After some tough evaluations....I knew that I had to get back to normal! It was almost luck that I found Younique products through a friend's virtual party!

So, I logged in. I wondered exactly how many "all-natural" and "cruelty-free" products they could really have. My typical selection at the health food store or drugstore is usually slim pickings :( I WAS FLOORED TO FIND THAT THEY HAVE TONS! Not only do they have tons BUT they have products that WORK!

I mean...just look at the difference between the lashes. One side...average mascara and the other....the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara by Younique!

Anyway, I looked a little further (since I am always about the discount) and found that-for just $99, I could become a presenter - get tons of free makeup - and make money selling something that I am clearly passionate about! Before I got started, I had a few questions...
1) Minimums?
2) Inventory?
3) Could it fit into my schedule
4) How do I make money?

Okay, I honestly had more questions than that BUT I thought I would start there.

There are no monthly minimums which excited me. You only have to sell a little over $100 in three months to stay active! NO AUTOSHIPS!!!

No inventory is necessary!

It's totally on my own schedule! You can do everything online. No house parties are required - you are actually encouraged to host online parties! Your friends can even host parties for you and earn free makeup while you earn BANK! (yes, there are a ton of explanation marks but I just started today, cut me a break lol).

Making  money is easy with younique because they pay you just a few hours after your client pays. PLUS...they provide you with a cool easy pay card so your money can be spent as easily as it was earned!

You start out at a 20% commission rate which is actually pretty darn awesome! They even have car incentives as you grow your business. Right now, I am just focusing on a few sales....hopefully the car comes soon :)

Today is Day 1 for me and my business! I plan to keep you posted and let you know how it goes.

If you wanna host a party or learn more about becoming a presenter...let me know!