3 Paces Forward….

Those who’ve seen most of my posts will know that I’ve had a nightmare in getting my qualification’s finished due to lack of models. Well, finally I’ve had a break through!! 

The first came by way of certification for spray tanning. I actually started this a while back through Essential Nails. But I’d leapt feet first in to a very, very deep hole. My course material arrived and I got straight in to the theory. Read through the guide book, then set up the DVD to watch. Whilst a made a coffee to have whilst watching, I picked up the rest of the pack and had a flick through. To my dismay, I realised their only test center was down the south of England (I’m up in North Wales 😯). Too late to give them a call, so I carried on with the DVD.

A couple of days had passed when I managed to grab some time to give them a call. I explained the situation and how it would cost a small fortune to get me and a model down there, no doubt I would’ve had to pay for an over night stay. “I’m sorry but its our only test center”, was the answer I got. “You don’t have a time frame, so you could come down when you’ve saved enough”!!! I was lost for words, literally.  Thankfully an academy opened down the road, with an affordable price list. I finally got my course booked at the beginning of the month and attended yesterday. One handed, but I managed it, lol.

To boost yesterday even more……  I’d missed a call from a number I didn’t recognise. When I heard the message, I couldn’t believe it. The Eyelash Emporium!!! I quickly grabbed the house phone and gave them a call back. I was so panicked in case I missed them, I was shaking. They’d received all of my coursework and a glowing recommendation from my tutor. I paid the late fee and was so overjoyed on hearing that my certificate should be here by the end of the week!!

OK, so I said 3 paces forward……

I have patiently been promoting my makeup and skincare business (not an easy task when starting another business too!!). I’ve had bits and pieces bought, here and there, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting that first sale from someone who doesn’t know me. The beginning of this week, I saw this happen. So much of a boost, you wouldn’t believe!! Its so nice to finally see your hard work paying off!!

So for all of you who are working hard, but sometimes the finish line is a bit fuzzy…. Keep your nose to the grindstone; keep pushing; keep learning; promote yourself (everywhere, at every opportunity!!) and most of all, remain positive!! It will all pay off, I promise x

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What Younique Has Done For Me

What Younique Has Done For Me

It seems like forever since I last managed to get any words down and published. But I’ve had such a trying time this last few weeks and it seems its going to be that way for a little while longer.  With all this going on, its made me look at what I’m doing and made me think what’s working and what I need to change.

Back in January, it was down to another of my little thinking sessions that I realised something was missing and took a look at how I could start making some changes.  One of my biggest changes and moves was to set up another part to my business and expand into makeup and skincare.  When I did this, I had no idea that I would stumble across so many lovely, thoughtful, helpful and kind ladies. I have made so many new friends and regained the confidence that I’d been missing for so long.

Over the past years, the dents I’ve suffered had managed to squeeze most of my spirit and personality out of me. This had left me with a massive question mark hanging over me. Then when I started my adventure into the world of beauty, I got a further kick in the teeth, when so called friends showed their true colours.

So when I received my kit and started chatting to the ladies within my team, it was like a breath of fresh air! I’d finally found like minded ladies and my circle of friends began to grow. I started my training and soon realised that not only was it helping my makeup and skincare business, but my beauty business and ME!! I say helping but when I think about it properly, its more like growing.

I pushed myself to start making short videos, instead of plain old posts. Then something inside me jumped up and said “push to the next level” and before I knew it, I was doing my very first live feed!! Facebook first, then periscope. My next one is Instagram, it’s been left to last as this is where I have my biggest following and I’m slightly more nervous.

So what has Younique actually done for me? I have regained the confidence and personality that had all but disappeared.  I have learnt work on my personal development at all times. I’ve made so many new friends and gaining more by the day. I’ve learnt things about skincare, makeup application and a whole lot more.  All in all, its made and making me a better person whilst also being my business.

If your looking for a sisterhood; ways to boost yourself and your confidence; expanding your knowledge; have fun, all whilst building yourself a business. Then look no further and join me today!