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May 17, 2018

How to Fix Horrific Summer Tan Mistakes

Summer items for a day in the summer but after it is over and done you don't want a messed up tan
With summer in full swing, we are constantly outside enjoying activities like camping, swimming, hiking and so much more. But while summer is fun it also brings a greater exposure to harmful rays that can result in unattractive suntans on your legs, face or hands. We have all experienced raccoon eyes from wearing your sunglasses or farmers tans. Here is how to fix summer tan mistakes.


How to Fix Horrific Summer Tan Mistakes

In this blog, we are going to look at some simple homemade methods to removing suntans and reversing damage caused by sun exposure. These recipes use all natural ingredients so you can avoid using chemical-based products.

1. Lemon, Cucumber and Rose Water

Ingredients:
  • Rose water - 1 tbsp
  • Cucumber Juice- 1 tbsp 
  • Lemon Juice- 1 tbsp

Instructions:
  1. Simply add all three ingredients together
  2. Apply to tan using a sponge or cotton ball
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes and then wash the area with cool water

This mask is the most efficient method for getting rid of an unsightly suntan. Cucumbers and lemons are a natural bleaching agent and will help lighten your skin tone. Lemons contain vitamins C which neutralizes the damage caused by the sun and the rose water soothes rejuvenates the skin.


Have fun at the beach but don't forget the sunscreen

2. Tomato Face Mask

Ingredients:
  • Tomato pulp - 1 cup
  • Honey- 1 tbsp

Instructions:
  1. Mix the tomato pulp and honey together in a small bowl
  2. Apply mix evenly on your skin
  3. After 10 minutes wash your face or tan area with cold water
  4. Be shocked by the results.

If you don’t have time for this face mask simply slice a tomato and rub it gently on your face applying as much juice as possible. Let it soak into your skin to see an instant effect. Also, this will help protect you from the sun's rays.

3. Anti-Tan Milk and Honey Mask

Ingredients:
  • Milk - 4 tbsp
  • Honey- 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice- 2 tbsp

Instructions:
  1. Mix ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Use a sponge or cotton ball to apply evenly
  3. Make a thick layer by repeating step 2
  4. Let dry for 10-15 minutes
  5. Wash with cool water

Honey works to retain moisture while the milk and lemon have whitening properties. This is a great way to remove an unwanted tan and improve your complexion from your skin in a natural way.

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May 15, 2018

How to Easily Debunk Reasons Not to Sell Mary Kay



When you tell someone you are an Independent Beauty Consultant, a Director, or an NSD, you are often met with common misconceptions people have about the MK opportunity. Here is how to easily debunk reasons not to sell Mary Kay. Whether you are new to the MK community or a pro, these explanations to negative connotations may help you gain your next recruit!


How to Easily Debunk Reasons Not to Sell Mary Kay


#1: Pressure to Buy Large Inventory Packages

Some believe that when you sign-up with a recruiter or Sales Director, you will be pressured to buy large inventory packages. Then once you do purchase the large package, they will only insist on spending more money next time.

As a Director, you should wait a week before suggesting any large packages to your recruits. The Mary Kay® Starter Kit is only $100 and has everything they need to start their very own MK business. Trust me when I say that your recruits will not thank you for being overly pushy when it comes to them buying products. They have their own budgets that they can afford.

Some Sales Directors might be pushier than others, but most are very understanding and down to earth.

#2: Cheaply Made Prizes

This is just simply not true. Your unit might have their own door prizes or small prizes for meeting short-term sales goals. But these prizes are completely separate from those offered in the MK magazine at the start of the sales year. The prizes offered to all MK consultants range from diamond jewelry to traveling luggage.

#3: No Time for Family

What other company allows you the ability to make your own schedule, pick your own products, schedule your own parties, and be a part of a family like MK? Many people suggest that when you start working in MK, you lose the time you would usually have for family. To debunk this myth I will quote Mary Kay Ash, “God first, family second, and career third.”

Family was very important to the founder Mary Kay Ash. Her family was the reason she started this company so that she could support her family in the wake of her husband’s declining health. Why would she ever want you to give up yours?

#4: The Pink Cadillac Is Not Free
While you do need to meet certain sales requirements to earn the pink Cadillac, what other company out there gives away free cars for working hard and reaching a goal?

MK gives Independent Beauty Consultants who make their sales goals a brand new, fresh off the lot car. They will even include the insurance.

#5: You're On Your Own

One of the biggest criticisms of MK is the loneliness you feel when you join. When you join MK, you will be set up to sell products, and that is it.

That is a big ole nope. As a Director, you should explain the closeness of your family. Your fellow Unit members will support you during your parties, give you tips, and advice to sell more products, and be there to have fun right alongside you. MK even holds an annual Leadership Week to gather its numerous Directors and NSDs around just to show them new strategies and ways to improve teamwork and Unit building.

When you join MK, you are never alone. You will join the millions of others ready to help women and men around the world feel more confident about themselves.

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May 10, 2018

How to Apply Bronzer and Common Mistakes to Avoid


If your clients want to add a healthy glow to their complexion, bronzer can have a powerful impact. But depending on the application that can be good or bad. Knowledge is power. Here is how to apply bronzer and common mistakes to avoid.


How to Apply Bronzer and Common Mistakes to Avoid

If your clients are religious about using sunscreen or don’t spend much time in the sun, bronzer is the perfect way to achieve a sun-kissed look without too much effort. The only downside to bronzer is that it is easy to mess up.

When applied well your clients will be transformed into a sun-kiss beach goddess, but when worn poorly your clients could turn out looking like the cousin of an Oompa Loompa. Between those two options, we know you will pick the beach goddess.

Applying Bronzer On the Whole Face

You might be surprised to learn that many of your clients are asking “What does bronzer do?” Bronzer should never be used to darken the shade of your client's skin. Bronzer is used to make your clients skin appear sun-kissed. Therefore, teach your clients to only add bronzer to areas the sun will naturally tan their skin.

So where do you put bronzer? Only the highest points of you or your clients face. So cheeks, forehead, and nose. If your clients apply bronzer on their whole face it will look unnatural and will look terribly uneven.

Shimmery Bronzer

I for one love shimmery bronzer, but unfortunately for me, I have oily skin. If your clients suffer from the same affliction, a shimmery bronzer is not the best option. It will appear unnatural and unappealing. This can also be said for your clients that plan to be out in the sun for an extended period of time. So recommend your clients skip the sparkles and stick with a matte. If your clients really want some element of sparkle I recommend they use it to highlight their collarbone and shoulders.

Loading Up The Brush and Applying Too Quickly

Swirl, tap and apply. Be sure you instruct your clients to tap the brush on a counter or table before applying any bronzer; if you don’t your clients will wind up applying way too much. Also, just like foundation, bronzer should be applied gradually allowing you or your clients to build up product until you achieve the desired effect.

Choosing The Product

As someone with a skin tone closer to translucent than Ivory, I must say that MK has the best bronzer for pale skin. Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder gently creases a natural-looking sun-kissed glow.

Continuing Your Makeup Education

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May 8, 2018

Mind-Blowing Ways Facebook Live Can Increase Your Sales


Facebook live-steaming is likely the most exciting new MK sales trend in 2018!


Facebook live-steaming is likely the most exciting new MK sales trend in 2018! Here are some mind-blowing ways Facebook Live can increase your sales fast!

Mind-Blowing Ways Facebook Live Can Increase Your Sales

Independent Beauty Consultants and Directors can now host Facebook Lives to connect with clients and fellow consultants on a social media platform they are familiar with and frequently visit. Facebook Live posts get top priority in NewsFeeds, meaning your videos will appear higher when your friends or followers get online. 

MK Facebook Party

Consultants can live-stream from their event page and share MK products, explain the benefits of MK, pick client prize winners, and even share their website with clients. This is a much better experience for guests than previous Facebook parties.

Unit Recognition

Use Facebook Live on your units page to give shout outs, share goals, and welcome new consultants. Try implementing a consistent schedule with a cute or fun theme, such as Motivation Monday, Terrific Tuesday, and Winner Wednesday. This way everyone will know when to tune in. 

Facebook live-steaming is likely the most exciting new MK sales trend in 2018!

Hostess Recognition

Cross-promote your live-stream and MK party by announcing your Hostess of the Month (or Week) on your group or business page. Or step up your game by starting a Top Hostesses Club for parties with more than $500 in sales. Invite Top Hostesses to a VIP Facebook Live to recognize them and share their experiences with your clients and consultants.



New Products, Tutorials, and Tips

Use Facebook Live to get the word out about a new catalog and/or products. Ask questions or take a poll to get conversations started. Encourage your viewers to share a little about themselves or what makeup products they couldn’t live without.

More MK Career Advice

After you finish your first Facebook Live, you will be asked if you would like to autosave your broadcast. You should always choose to save the video so you can repurpose your video and upload it to YouTube.

Your Heroes at UnitWise hope you found this post helpful and informative. Like, comment, and share this post with your unit to help with their growth. It is crucial for each person in your unit to know and understand the importance of Facebook Live and how it can impact the reach of their businesses.



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May 3, 2018

Prom Makeup Ideas You Need To Know For Your MK Business

Batten down the hatches and powder those noses ladies because it is prom season! This is the holy grail of fabulous MK products and gaining lifetime clients. Here are the prom makeup ideas you need to know for your MK business.

We all know that the entire look is important when it comes to getting ready for prom. There are so many things to consider like - the dress, the hair, and of course the perfect prom makeup. Here are five prom eye makeup ideas that will surely impress your young clients as they dance into the night.


Prom Makeup Ideas You Need To Know For Your MK Business




1. Natural Prom Makeup

If your client is not one to wear makeup on a daily basis encourage them with a soft and natural prom. No need to cake it on for prom night. You want her to feel as comfortable as possible, so your best option is to go with a soft yet elegant look that will last.

Use a light-weight foundation, neutral eyes, and softlips to pair with any dress color. This is also a great opportunity to introduce them to MK’s wide range of skincare products like the TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser.

MK Products:



2. Perfect For Brown Eyes

A brown and gold smokey eye look is easily done and will make your clients eyes pop. The trick to achieving this look is to blend out the colors with a large blending brush. Once you show your clients how easy it is to achieve this look they will be coming back for more.

MK Products:




3. Pretty In Peach

Peach tones are both elegant and feminine and this look has prom night written all over it! If your client is looking for something trending and not overpowering this would absolutely be my go to.

MK Products:



4. Classically Dramatic Silver Smokey Eye

You can never go wrong with a classic black and silver smokey eye, this will also be a great prom makeup for a red dress. When completing this look you need to pay close attention to detail to make sure the colors are well blended and the eyeliner is sharp.

Bonus Tip: Consider using a small piece of tape to ensure your clients eyeliner is “on fleek.”

MK Products:





5. Bronze Glitter Eye

If your client is searching for something more on the creative side, we suggest a purple and bronze prom makeup look. It is crazy how well these two shades blend together. However, you will need to suggest an eyeshadow primer so this look lasts the entire night.

MK Products:




Use Prom Makeup Looks To Inspire Growth

Prom season is a great opportunity to show off your makeup skills and gain lifetime clients. This season try offering a free prom makeover for the purchase of $20 or more. And be sure to take lots of pictures of your clients on their way to prom to show off to potential clients.

Your Heroes at UnitWise will continue to supply you with unique marketing and sales tactics for your growing business. Use UnitWise to schedule your prom makeup appointments, record their preferences, individual beauty information, and so much more!

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May 1, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Nonprofit Filing


For all of you who are involved in a charitable group, we wish to show our utmost appreciation for what you do by sharing what you need to know about nonprofit tax filing.

All About What You Need To Know About Nonprofit Filing

Each IRS tax deadline has its own laws and regulations, and on top of that, there are several variations of Form 990, the nonprofit annual return. It can be difficult to keep up with all the different rules for your nonprofit on top of running a successful MK business. However, because the nonprofit organization's tax filing deadline is approaching on May 15th now is the perfect time to brush up.



What is a Form 990?

Form 990 is the 501c3 tax return that is generally filed by tax-exempt nonprofit organizations like charities, educational groups, religious organizations, groups against animal cruelty, and more. If you run a tax-exempt nonprofit, you are required to file Form 990, the Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax Form.

IRS Form 990 gives the IRS an overview of your organization's activities, governance, and detailed financial information for the previous tax year. This form will also include a section for you to outline any accomplishments achieved during the previous year to justify maintaining your organization's tax-exempt status

How Form 990 Encourages Transparency

Also when your nonprofit files IRS Form 990 it becomes public domain which shows transparency and accountability on your part. While it is unfortunate to say, many people do not trust many nonprofit organizations to use their donations appropriately.

In a world of instant news, we are often faced with corruption and scandal surrounding nonprofits. Charities are held to a higher standard and need to encourage transparency. When a potential donor can easily find your nonprofit's information, they are more willing to donate and give. This is why many nonprofits choose to post their filed Form 990 on their website for easy public access. You can also upload your Form 990 to GuideStar.

When you file your IRS Form 990 with our sister product ExpressTaxExempt, they will automatically send your information to GuideStar.


When Is Form 990 Due?

Your nonprofits tax filings are due the 15th day of the 5th month after your organization's fiscal year end. If your nonprofit organization runs on a typical fiscal year, your Form 990 is due May 15th.

Form 990 Due Date:
May 15th, 2018


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Apr 26, 2018

How To Simple Smokey Eye Tutorial For Beginners

Needless to say, a simple smokey eye is a must in any makeup lovers repertoire. It is essential to be able to work a smokey eye depending on the occasion and your eye color. However, finding the perfect colors to enhance your eye color is not easy, which is why I have put together this guide for pairing the right makeup to your eye color. Here is your how to simple smokey eye tutorial for beginners.

How To Do A Smokey Eye For Blue Eyes

For those of you with blue eyes (like myself), I suggest neutral tones because of the natural light. Soft shades like coral and champagne will catch the glint in the iris without distracting. A purple smokey eye will accentuate your client's blue eyes. To complete this look, we will use a combination of peachy and purple eyeshadows for a bold look that will last all day long.


Step 1:
Before we get started you will first need to apply an eyeshadow primer. If you want your makeup to last, this step is vital. Mary Kay® Eye Primer goes on smoothly and will prevent your purple smokey eye from creasing or smudging.

Step 2:
For the base, pick an eyeshadow in a light matte peach and apply it over your whole lid up to your brow bone. 

Step 3:
Apply a black pencil eyeliner on your top lash line. Use a smaller brush and dark brown eyeshadow to smudge out the eyeliner until it is soft. 

Step 4:
Apply a dark plum eyeshadow with a matte finish over your lid up until your crease. Using a small clean brush, gently blend out toward your brow bone. 

Step 5:
To polish off this look blend both colors on your lower lash line using a brush. This will help to make your eyes look bigger.

Step 6:
Use a cream color highlighter on your brow bone and inner corners of your eyes. To finish this look simply add mascara and brown liner. 


How To Do A Smokey Eye For Green Eyes

A brown smokey eye will accentuate your client's green eyes. To complete this look, we will use a combination of mossy green and warm brown eyeshadows to create an everyday smokey eye look that will last all day long.

Step 1:
Before we get started, you will first need to apply an eyeshadow primer. If you want your makeup to last, this step is vital. Mary Kay® Eye Primer goes on smoothly and will prevent your brown smokey eye from creasing or smudging.

Step 2:
For the base pick an eyeshadow in a light matte brown and apply it over your whole lid up to your brow bone.

Step 3:
Apply a black pencil eyeliner on your top lash line. Use a smaller brush and dark brown eyeshadow to smudge out the eyeliner until it is soft.

Step 4:
Apply a mossy plum eyeshadow with a matte finish over your lid up until your crease. Using a small clean brush gently blend out toward your brow bone.

Step 5:
To polish off this look blend both colors on your lower lash line using a brush. This will help to make your eyes look bigger.

Step 6:
Use a cream color highlighter on your brow bone and inner corners of your eyes. To finish this look simply add mascara and brown liner. For additional glam apply gold eyeshadow to the center of your lid and in the inner corners.

How To Do A Smokey Eye For Hazel Eyes

Hazel is a delightful mix of brown and green that works well with metallic gold and olive greens. Using yellow or gold undertones will bring out the lighter flecks in your eyes. Lighter shades of purples like violet and lavender also look lovely with hazel eyes. A black smokey eye will accentuate your hazel eyes. To complete this look, we will use a combination of black and gold eyeshadows to create a golden smokey eye look that will last all day long.


Step 1:
Before we get started, you will first need to apply an eyeshadow primer. If you want your makeup to last, this step is vital. Mary Kay® Eye Primer goes on smoothly and will prevent your brown smokey eye from creasing or smudging.

Step 2:
For the base pick an eyeshadow in a light matte brown and apply it over your whole lid up to your brow bone.

Step 3:
Apply a black pencil eyeliner on your top lash line. Use a smaller brush and dark brown eyeshadow to smudge out the eyeliner until it is soft.

Step 4:
Gently apply a black eyeshadow with a matte finish over your lid up until your crease. Using a small clean brush gently blend out toward your brow bone. Be careful when it comes to black eyeshadow. Remember that a little goes a long way. 

Step 5:
To polish off this look blend both colors on your lower lash line using a brush. This will help to make your eyes look bigger.


Step 6:
Use a cream color highlighter on your brow bone and inner corners of your eyes. Apply gold eyeshadow to the center of your lid and extend to the inner corners of your eyes and down. To finish this look simply add mascara and brown liner.


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Apr 24, 2018

10 Marketing Strategies To Inspire Growth

Marketing is a great way to get your product and services in front of your clients. Creating effective strategies is an essential tool for growing your MK business. But it takes time, effort, and consideration to develop and maintain a marketing strategy that resonates with your clients. 


10 Marketing Strategies To Inspire Growth


1. Create Your Brand Identity

It is important to create your own brand identity that works in conjunction with the MK image. You need to become the Independent Consultant of choice that your clients come to for fast, friendly, and affordable makeup and skincare products.

2. Invest In Your Future

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Festivals, farmers marketing, county fairs, and other special events with booths or tables for sale it is an opportunity to get exposure as an MK representative.

3. Never Stop Learning

Makeup is an art form that is constantly changing and evolving. So it is important to continue your education on a daily basis. You can show your clients firsthand just how beautiful they can look and feel when using MK products. As you will find out more people are visual so a verbal pitch will only take you so far. The more work you put into using the products, the more likely you are to increase your sales.

4. Offer Free Makeovers

Everyone loves a makeover, especially when it is free! When people see their transformation, they can quickly identify which products they cannot live without. Spring is in the air, and people are looking for a change of pace. Help them find their ideal spring and summer makeup look.

5. Email Marketing Campaign

As many of you already know email marketing is a great way to get your products and services in front of your audience. Being able to create an effective strategy is an essential tool for growing your business. Almost ⅓ of customers prefer to receive communication from businesses via email compared to social media and direct mail.

6. Be An Active Listener

Be sure to listen carefully to what your clients are telling you. They could be telling you exactly what they need or want without to realizing it. Don’t get too excited and interrupt them or their thought process. Focus on what they are telling you, repeat it back to them, so you are both on the same page, and use MK products to meet their needs. People love feeling important, and they are more likely to purchase one of the fabulous products you have to offer.

7. Follow-Up With Every Client

It is important to follow-up with every client after purchasing a product to ensure they are fully satisfied. Following up with a client can be as simple as sending them a “thank you” email or card. Cards are always a great way to follow-up with your clients especially when you add a personal note with details about what they bought or what they said.
Also following up with someone that did not buy from you will also give you incredible feedback. Take what they say and learn from the experience.

8. Learn How To Handle Rejection

Rejection is hard for anyone, and when you are your own boss, you need to push yourself even harder. You have to treat every potential client as special, despite being rejected. Focus on building lasting relationships with everyone you come into contact with, and you will slowly see your client numbers climbing.

9. Stay Organized

Spring is the perfect time to organize your MK business. When you know where everything is you can quickly respond to your client's needs. And when you are a UnitWise member, you can record product and personal information about a client in your account, so you always have it on hand.

10. Always Add An Element Of Fun

At the end of the day, it is important to do what makes you happy. By adding an element of fun to your business, you will find it easier to reach more and more clients. Your clients will love attending your parties and getting their favorite MK products from you. They could order their products online, but they come to you because you make the experience enjoyable.

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