This weekend has consisted of an Ann Summers party, a full set of lashes on a new client & my very first get together showing off Younique products with friends.
The Ann Summers party (organised by me) was with work colleagues & held at one of their homes. I just wandered around in awe for at least the first 20 minutes – her house is gorgeous! Modern yet still nice & homely. I felt like I was walking around on marshmallow, the carpets were so soft & bouncy! I also met the fattest cat I have ever seen. She was ridiculously cute, with her belly practically skimming the floor as she walked 😍😂 The party was decided on in order to boost morale. It has been pretty crap in work for a long while now, for various reasons, so we thought a chance to meet up, let our hair down & have fun was what was needed. It was a complete success, with laughter from start to finish. I even won a “Duck With A Dick”. It is exactly as it sounds. I can’t wait to put him in the bath & giggle childishly 😂😂
I had a brand new client in for a full set of lashes yesterday afternoon! I’m pleased because it was the result of me messaging a few people in reply to their posts in a Facebook group, asking about lash extensions. I haven’t really pushed it before, but I have realised that I don’t have enough regular clients & certainly not enough money coming in, so I needed to put myself out there. Luckily it worked! She was also over the moon with her new lashes, beaming from ear to ear. What a lovely confidence boost for me 😊
Last night was the night I had arranged a girlie night round at mine. I assumed that using it as an opportunity to introduce my friends to Younique at the same time, would work really well. There was no intention to push anyone in to getting anything – I just thought it would be fun, something a little different to the “usual” girlie nights, a reason to have people around & a fun way of simply showing off some products. It had been arranged for a good few weeks & I was mega excited, as I would get to do one of my favourite things – play with makeup! Trying it on myself, as well as showing the girls a few tips & tricks. I borrowed my sponsor’s kit for the evening as she has lots of products (very kind of her), so I couldn’t wait to get stuck in, wanting to put everything on, NOW! Haha. The excitement turned to disappointment & embarrassment very quickly though. Of the roughly 10/12 girls meant to be coming, only 3 actually did. I didn’t let on, but I was gutted. This is why I don’t normally do these things, as it seems to happen to me every time! I did actually think this one would be an exception however. It was more about just getting together & having a fun evening, though obviously I was hopeful that some may want to order something. So far I am not having much luck at all with this! I did get to put through a very small order last night, which is absolutely appreciated & of course, better than nothing. I feel like a failure if I’m honest, and I don’t like it one bit 😔
So the weekend began full of excitement & possibility, but has now run in to disappointment & embarrassment. Hmmmm… I don’t think so! I am getting out of here & heading back towards Happyville, thank you very much! Haha. I’ve vented now (by writing this) so time to focus on positive next steps now 👍🏼
So last night may well have turned out very differently to how I’d imagined, but all is not lost. I still got to play around with a few things I’d been waiting to try… Which means I am now able to talk about them from a personal point of view when asked, rather than simply describing what they are for. This is important to me as I believe in knowing the products you are selling & being able to give people honest feedback through personal use / experience.
My favourites from last night, and now definitely on my “to get” list, are:
Moodstruck Addiction Eyeshadow – Palletes 3 + 5
Moodstruck Minerals Stiff Upper Lip, Lip Stains – “Sucker-punched”, “Sappy” & “Sultry”
Liquid Foundation Brush – I have never loved a brush as much as I love this one! Seriously, I actually don’t know if I can bear the wait for delivery! It is soooo lush! 😍😍