This is me, in all my glory. Or not. It depends on whether you are ok with someone who expresses themselves not only in words, but in appearance. I’m ok with looking different. I’m ok with the fact that not everyone likes that I express myself with the way I look. I’m ok with standing out in a crowd. (Ten years ago, I don’t know if I could have said that, by the way.)
Day in, and day out, you get to hear me talk about Younique, the 3D mascara, the other products I sell. And yes, before you ask, I use those products to make myself stand out from the crowd. I mix purples with greens. Blues with oranges. Reds with blacks. I play. I have fun. I let my inner child tell me that it’s ok to be different.
One day, you might see me with only mascara on, my hair pulled back in the messy bun thing that has become a go to for so many women. The next? I’ve gone all out. Hair perfect, makeup perfect. (Maybe a little off the norm, but still perfect.)
I’m not your typical makeup lady. The days of “Avon calling” are long gone. At least in my world. (Not that I sold Avon, though I have used some of their products in the past.) My idea of “calling” with Younique, is to show women (and men – a shout out to all my drag queen friends out there! You know who you, and I love you all!!) that it’s ok to be themselves. That it’s ok to stand out from the crowd. To be ok with who you are, on the inside, and on the outside.
When I started with Younique, I questioned in my head if people would really buy from a woman who dares to define what is considered “normal”. I’m glad I told that voice to shut up, and let me do my thing.
Turns out, there are a lot of women that like knowing they can buy from someone who isn’t afraid to be themselves. Who isn’t afraid to tell them, “Hey, it’s ok to wear bright colored makeup. The days of plain browns, are long gone. You are allowed experiment. You are allowed to play. You are allowed to be you. You are allowed to let your inner beauty shine through, in anyway you choose.”
The day I discovered another Younique Presenter who, like me, was a full time tattooist, I was ecstatic! I wasn’t the only one, in a sea of “normal”. Then, I found more Presenters who were ok with expressing themselves. Who were ok with not being made up perfect every single day. Who were ok with wearing plain browns, or bright purples, or just the mascara – depending on their mood for the day.
I’m not a perfect size 6. I’m not much taller than 5 feet tall. But that’s ok, because I’m still beautiful in my own way, and that’s the way we should ALL feel about ourselves!
The longer I sell Younique, the more I find out that there are more of us free spirits out there, than I ever could have imagined. What’s even better?? Younique corporate embraces us, and lets us be our selves! No strict dress codes, no telling us we can’t stand out. It let me know that I had found the right company for me.
I can honestly say that I truly look forward to each new week and month with this company. As they grow, as my team grows, so do I. I am connecting with women from all over the world. The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UNited Kingdom (my mum’s birthplace, and yes ladies, we are coming to you very soon!)
I have grown in confidence. I have grown in a lot of ways I never expected, but am truly grateful for! Thank you, Derek and Melanie, for starting this wonderful company, and allowing us – no, encouraging us, to be ourselves. To embrace it, to empower ourselves. You have helped change so many lives!
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