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Aug 18, 2017

The Best Wedding Beauty Trends of 2017


At long last, we can finally say goodbye to the days of corkscrew curls, gaudy fake spray tans, and overpowering eyeshadow.

As an MK consultant, it is important for you and your business to stay ahead of the curve on new makeup trends. Here are some of the most popular wedding makeup and hair trends of summer 2017.

1. The Juliet Veil

These glorious veils are simply the crowning accessory for a bride seeking vintage inspiration. The Juliet Cap Veil was popularised in the 1920s in combination with flowing gowns and oversized bouquets. The style stems from a drawing of Juliet depicted wearing a cap that fit neatly. Today we have fallen in love with the elegance and glamour of this look.

2. Fresh Face

Put down that dramatic eyeshadow! Today’s brides are looking for a more natural and dewy look. Wearing a light pink eyeshadow has miraculously worked its way back into mainstream weddings via runway. This look is a quick and simple way to nail a romantic look without tumbling into Barbie bride territory.

Natural and fresh faces have taken over the runways around the world and are spilling into mainstream weddings everywhere. Soft glowing highlighted cheekbones create an effortless style of elegance and beauty. Keep the foundations light or switch to a light stain to avoid cakiness.

3. Whimsical Braids

As most of you have noticed braids are everywhere. Whether your bride wants full on braids or individual twist they are a perfect way to create a boho chic bridal style.

After so many years of over styled and frankly dated wedding hairstyles, it’s finally time to embrace the bride's natural beauty. Create natural waves with a few flyaways for an ethereal quality.

4. Flower Crowns

If your bride dreams of a boho inspired wedding, she is in luck! This 1960s vintage look does not seem to be going out of style anytime soon. Voluminous surfer girl waves paired with flowers creates a naturally elegant look. However, remember that you should only suggest this style is it fits the bride and the location of the wedding. Beyond beautiful when pulled off correctly but disastrous when not executed correctly. If your bride plans to wear a ball gown a flower crown might not be the best option.

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But no matter how much beauty trends might change we here at UnitWise will always be here to help grow your business. We hope you enjoyed these new wedding beauty trends, please share your thoughts below. We hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend. For more beauty blogs visit UnitWise.com.

*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®.
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Aug 15, 2017

Awesome Inventory Tools that will Improve your Business

Mary Kay Inventory
UnitWise is the ultimate business management solution specifically designed for NSD, directors, and independent beauty consultants in order to help members of the MK community. Save time and money while managing every aspect of your business from one simple application. We offer tons of innovative features for unit management, accounting, marketing emails, customer management, inventory management, and so much more!

Easily Track your Inventory with UnitWise

When you choose UnitWise, you can quickly import all of your recent orders directly from InTouch. Update your inventory quantities by importing your data for orders up to 45 days after shipping, and you manually enter your older orders.

Our Bulk Edit feature allows you to quickly update your inventory level all at once to match what you currently have on hand. Select Bulk Edit in your UnitWise account and all of your items will be listed so you can work down the list to edit your current products.

Unlike other MK software products, UnitWise updates the MK product list for free. Every time a new product comes out, such as the Timewise® Vitamin C Activating Squares™, your inventory will automatically be updated.

When you sell a product and an invoice or receipt is made online the item(s) sold will be automatically removed from your inventory list. You can use the bulk edit feature again to see if the numbers match your physical count. This process makes keeping track of your products on hand incredibly easy.

Also in your UnitWise account, you can pull up items by their name or product number to add them to receipts. You can speed up this process even more by adding products to categories such as, “Hot Sellers.” After adding your best selling items to a list, you can click ‘add Hot Seller’ and add them in a matter of seconds.

If your inventory is getting rather thin, don’t worry UnitWise has you back. Use the Ideal Inventory Level feature for certain products to notify you when you are running low. Before placing a new wholesale order take advantage of the ‘Shopping List Report.' This report will tell you exactly what you need to reorder to reach your Ideal Inventory Count.

UnitWise is full of reports that can be run at any time to see how your inventory is doing and to gather sales information. Use Sales Breakdowns, Gifts and Demos, Cost of Sales, Best Sellers, Best Customers, and more to show you which of your products are the most popular and which ones are not’ doing so great. With UnitWise you can track and manage every aspect of your company from one location.

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Sign up for your free 15-day trial with UnitWise to instantly see how easy it is to efficiently manage your inventory. You will also gain access to tons of revolutionary features for invoicing, social media management, consultant management, building a personal website, and more.

*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®.
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Aug 11, 2017

How to Guide for Caring for your Sensitive Skin

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We all experience good and bad days for our skin, and this is especially true if you have sensitive skin. You could be constantly plagued with redness, puffiness, itchiness, dryness, and more! Make every day a great skin day by following this guide to lifestyle habits for keeping your skin healthy and comfortable.

Excessive exposure to environmental factors like sun and wind or extreme heat or cold can irritate your sensitive skin. While some problems are caused by genetics, some people are prone to allergic reactions from certain chemicals, or substances found a variety of products.

Once you have found what is irritating your skin, you can easily care for whatever might plague your skin.

Be careful of the products you use, avoid any irritants, and cultivate good eating and lifestyle habit to keep your skin healthy and comfortable.

Choosing the Right Products:

I know this next bit of advice might be hard to hear, but most scented lotions and soap can irritate your skin. Try selecting unscented products instead. Unless specifically made for sensitive skin such as MK’s Botanical Effects® series of products.

Most laundry detergents use perfumes which can cause skin irritation. Look out for those labeled “deodorant” or “antibacterial.” You may want to consider a plant-based detergent.

Almost all deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum. On top of skin irritation, antiperspirants have been linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Please check your labels

Avoid skin care and cosmetics containing alcohol, harsh exfoliants, acids, petrochemicals, sodium lauryl sulfate or coloring agents. Instead, use products with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients:

Instead Look for Products with:
  • White Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Aloe Vera
  • Chamomile
  • Marine Plants
  • Calendula
  • Oats
The fewer ingredients in a product, the better it is for your skin

Coconut Oil:

Opt out of lotions and try pure coconut oil as a natural moisturizer. It is full of fatty acids to help keep your skin soft and prevent dryness. It works deep in your pores to nourish from within. If you needed any more of a reason to choose this. Coconut oil can also treat conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It can even help to repair sun damage caused by overexposure.

Apply at night on your face, arms, and legs. Wash off the coconut oil in the morning.
For a soothing bath, mix 1 cup of raw coconut oil and soak for 15 minutes and pat dry.

Exfoliate:

For all skin types exfoliating is important, it helps to remove dead cells on the surface of your skin. In turn, this speeds up the skin renewal process and improves your skin texture.

Natural Exfoliant for Sensitive Skin:

Mashed Strawberries
1 Tablespoon of Yogurt
Ground Oatmeal
  1. Combine to make a thick paste
  2. Apply paste to face and gently massage using circular motions
  3. Rinse using a washcloth soaked in cool water
  4. Apply moisturizer

Makeup:

People suffering from sensitive skin must be careful when buying and apply makeup. If you have sensitive skin, use a face powder containing few preservatives, a silicone based foundation, pencil eyeliner, and avoid using waterproof cosmetics. Plus stay away from complex anti-aging products. And remember to throw out old products and never share makeup with others.

Never sleep in your makeup. Wash your face at night with cool water.

For more beauty tips visit UnitWise.com and share your stories about sensitive skin the comment section below.

*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®.
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Aug 9, 2017

Powerful Ways to Help Promote your Business














Quickly Create your Personalized Email Marketing Campaigns

Easily target your customers with personalized messages for birthdays, anniversaries, new products and reminders. Email marketing is a great way to reach a broad audience in a matter of minutes and promote your business while promoting new MK products. Expand your brand and online presence for free with your UnitWise account.

Free Templates:

We understand that creating an email marketing campaign can be slightly intimidating especially if you are new to running your own business. At UnitWise, we completely understand so we have created a series of pre-made email templates where you can easily drag and drop images and charts to create personalized email campaigns.

Easily Customize:

You emails are 100% customizable so it can fit your personality and brand. Easily edit fonts, size, color and change the color of the background. Also, add an unlimited number of images and videos. Once you have finished creating an email, you can save it as a customized template and use it again later.

Recipients of your email will not be able to see any other client email addresses so your emails will appear to be sent individually. Also, your emails will automatically include your customer’s name.

Schedule in Advance:

Plan your emails in advance and schedule them to be sent out on a particular day and time. Never feel rushed to create group emails the day of. Spend an afternoon planning your strategy and creating your emails for special events, deals, and discounts for the week, month, or more!

Marketing Reports:

Use our email marketing reports to see how many people received your email, how many left your email unopened, how may click the link you included in your email, and much more! There is even a handy graph showing you easy to read quick result of your email campaign. With this information, you can alter campaigns to appeal to your clients based on data.

Try UnitWise Now

Sign up for your free 15-day trial with UnitWise to instantly see how easy it is to boost your brand identity and business with email marketing. You will also gain access to tons of revolutionary features for invoicing, social media management, consultant management, building a personal website, and more.

*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®.
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Aug 4, 2017

On-the-Go Makeup Essentials for Surviving the Day




Keeping a well-stocked on-the-go makeup bag is a busy business women's best-kept secret between meeting with your unit, parties, marketing, and last minute weekend road trips, you need to be ready for anything with quick touch-ups. Here are six beauty essential to add to you on-the-go makeup bag, be prepared for anything your day has in store.

1. Oil Absorbing Sheets:

Blotting papers are an excellent way to whisk away any sweat and oil without adding more product to your face. Adding additional layers can build up over the day making your face appear cakey. Keep oil blotting sheets in your bag to quickly dab over your face to soak up any excess oil without messing up your makeup.

Pack oil absorbing sheets are a life saver during the summer but are still very useful in the winter.

2. Foundation and Concealer

Keep a light to medium coverage foundation and concealer. Most likely you will already be wearing foundation, so when you add any additional layers on top, you don’t want it to be too thick. Use the concealer for any touch ups and to freshen up your eyes. Because we all have experienced the occasional pimples, under-eye bags, and slight redness.

If you are worried about any accidental spills, try using a contact lens case, use one one side for your foundation and the other for your concealer.

4. Red or Nude Lipstick

Depending if you want a more dramatic look pack a red lipstick or for a fresher natural look select a nude lipstick. Use it for touch-ups throughout the day, or if your going out with your friends pull a superhero-like day-to-night transformation.

If you like a dramatic flare pack a small case of eyeshadow for touch ups and to add drama.

5. Perfume

Instead of carrying a full bottle of perfume opt for carrying a small sample bottle or purchase a roller ball. They are perfect for your makeup bag because they are small and you can avoid any accidental spills.

Sephora has an amazing selection of rollerball perfume and they offer free samples before you buy.

6. Dry Shampoo:

Over the day your hair can get flat and oily so be sure to pack a mini version of your favorite dry shampoo. Personally, my favorite is the original Batiste. Hold the bottle about 10 -12 inches from your root. Separate your hair into two-inch sections and spritz lightly. If you haven’t used dry shampoo before, don’t be put off by the white powder simply blend it in by working your fingers through your hair. Lastly, use a hair brush to help work the formula into your hair give you that polished look.

Also, consider packing a miniature bottle of hairspray.

We here at UnitWise hope you have enjoyed these tips for your on-the-go beauty bag. For more beauty blogs, please visit UnitWise.comhttp://blog.unitwise.com/ and please share what beauty essentials you have in your makeup travel bag in the comment section below.


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Aug 1, 2017

How to Benefit with Your UnitWise Sale Reports

UnitWise is an all in one business management solution designed specifically for MK independent beauty consultants, NSDs, and directors. Our innovative features help save you both time and money by efficiently managing every aspect of your business from your personal sales, tracking the progress of your unit and so much more.

The sales reports feature in your UnitWise account allows you to track all your financial data that builds up with your beauty consulting business, such as sales breakdowns, top buyers, weekly accomplishment sheets, WAS gross receipts and WAS monthly counts. 



How To Access your Reports:

Step 1: Login to your account and under the Home tab at the top of the screen select reports.





Step 2: From here you will see that your reports are broken down into seven categories: Customers, Accounts, Products, Sales, WAS (Weekly Accomplishment Sheet), Year-End/Tax, and Team Members. 




UnitWise Report Categories:

Customers

By default, your account is set to run 28 different reports such as your top ten buys based on the volume of sales and sales receipts within a particular date range. Alternatively, calculate the total of the most recent customer orders. Any information relating to your clients can be found here

Accounts

In this category, you will find all information linked to your finances. If you want to calculate your profit vs. loss, you can generate a financial statement for a specified date range. Alternatively, access a detailed list of the transactions that comprise the profit and loss statement. You can also view your shipping expenses, monthly account details, the month at a glance and so much more.

Products

Want to learn which products are most popular or find your inventory count? Run your Top Selling Products report to find the top ten products based on the quantity sold in invoices and sales receipts. Also, to find your inventory count select Quantity on Hand to generate a list of all products you currently have in stock. Any questions you might have about your stock or products can be found here.

Sales

All sales transaction information, such as invoices, sales receipts, top performing customers, and sales figures based on sales type. Run reports based on specific month or time frame to find a list of clients. 

Weekly Accomplishment Sheets

Run reports to find gross receipts, sales counts, and monthly sales count. This tool will help you and your unit reach success goals. 

Year End/Tax

This information will make the end of the year tax filing more efficient and keep you from shuffling through paper receipts. With these reports, you can generate all your needed tax information for IRS filing.

Team Members

Keeping track your units progress in vital to success. You can run reports to check in on new unit members to give extra guidance or if you see a team member going above and beyond you can give recognition. Also under this category, you can find all personal information such as birthdays, contact information, potential recruits, and customers.

Sign-Up for UnitWise Today

Sign up for your free 15-day trial with UnitWise to easily keep track of all of your expenses. Then you can view custom reports at any time to see how unit members are producing sales, which products are performing best, and relevant tax information.

*Content found in the UnitWise blog is for informational purposes only. UnitWise is an
independent business with no affiliation to Mary Kay®.
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Jul 28, 2017

Ultimate Travel Hacks for Packing your Beauty Products




The kids start back to school in a few short weeks, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for one last family vacation. Take a mini-vacation to the beach, amusement park, state park or take off on a mini-road trip. Whatever, you choose to enjoy the last days of summer before the kids go back to school make it memorable.

While traveling can be stressful for several reasons, let's try to focus on simplifying packing and storing your makeup and beauty supply. If you are like me, even when you try to stay neat and organized when packing your makeup and hair products, there still ends up being a whole lot of stuff that you don’t even use on the trip. Not to mention traveling with super spillable products that always seem to find their way on your favorite shirt or all over the inside of your makeup bag in transit.

If you have had any of these experiences or just want to be better organized on your upcoming trip here are some travel hack for packing your makeup and hair supplies.

1. Make a list


Before you even start packing sit down and make a list to ensure nothing is forgotten and these also keeps you from packing unnecessary items. The best way to start is to go through your daily routine and then think about which items can be left behind. Also consider multiple use items, such as your lipstick can also be used as a cheek stain.


2. Storing liquid Products

This technique can apply to sunscreen, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and any liquid products you can think of. If you need to pack the whole bottle take the lid off, place a sheet of plastic wrap over the opening, and replace the top. This hack will keep your clothes and makeup bag free of any spills.

Alternatively, you can opt out of bringing a full sized bottle and pack travel-sized stuff instead. However, if you are buying these from the store a lot of the products you like aren't offered in mini-sizes and often cost just as much as the full-sized counterparts. Instead, purchase reusable travel bottles you can fill with your products.

You never know when you or your family might need sunscreen or lotion of vacation. Instead of lugging around sunscreen all day try filling straws with the product. To do this simply fill a straw with whatever product you want and push it in with a cotton swab, so there is a bit of straw left on both ends. Clean off the excess with a napkin then use a pair of pliers to melt one end of the straw then the other to seal.

3. Better Storage

When packing your razor use a metal clip to cover the blade and prevent it from cutting any of your items. When packing your blush, compact powder, or eye shadow place a plastic powder puff or cotton pad on top of the makeup to prevent the powder from breaking. Also, an empty Tic Tac case or medicine bottle works perfectly for storing your hair pins and cotton swabs.




We here at UnitWise hope you have enjoyed these tips for fixing your summer tan mistakes. Have a safe and wonderful weekend. For more beauty blogs visit UnitWise.com and please share your advice on how you fix tan mishaps in the comment section below.
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Jul 25, 2017

Don't Miss out on a Unique and Spiritual Experience!



Faith, Love, and Devotion: 

Your Heroes at UnitWise would like to invite you to attend our Prayer Session, Thursday, July 27th at 1 pm EST. Please take this opportunity to join together in prayer and fellowship with your fellow Mary Kay ladies. This Facebook Live event will be hosted by Rev. Roger Brown, lead pastor of Westerly Hills Baptist Church located in historic Rock Hill, SC. The message which will consist of a short devotion and prayer session. Tune in early to meet two of your friendly UnitWise Heroes!

We hope those of you attending Mary Kay Seminar 2017 in Dallas are enjoying yourselves and we pray for your safe travels.

Register for this event by following this link, and we encourage you to send us your prayer requests here.

In this new Mary Kay business year, we at UnitWise will continue to strive to help grow your business and achieve your personal success goals. Unlock you and your Units potential with MyUnitBuzz and UnitWise by strengthening communication, building stronger relationships, and so much more. Be the success you were meant to be!

Get Started Today:

Building better and stronger relationships with your unit starts here! Sign-up for your free 15 day trial with UnitWise today and see how we can make your communication more efficient and effective. Plus, you will benefit from all the other amazing features we offer such as expense tracking, inventory reporting, your own personal website, and much much more.




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