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Nov 24, 2014

Beauty Business Tips: Holiday Marketing

It's Monday! I'm so excited because this is no ordinary Monday, it is a very important countdown day. What countdown you ask? Well my business savvy beauties, today marks only 3 days left until Thanksgiving (insert applause). Every Thanksgiving with my family is full of entertainment. My favorite thing to do is to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and cook up a mess of food. I could chat forever about Thanksgiving, but I do have some important business tips from the UnitWise Heroes.

Holiday Marketing
The holidays are an extremely busy time for you. There is so much going on at one time, I can't image how you keep up with it all. When it comes to holiday marketing, you want to create something that speaks to the heart of clients. Creating a holiday collection is simple, yet really shows you care.

Holiday Collections in UnitWise - You can easily handle the important business side of creating a holiday collection in your UnitWise account. The video explains it perfectly:

Presentation - When it comes to presentation, you don't have to go too crazy. Think of it as your products are the star of the show and everything else is there to make the star look better. Some of the Heroes favorite presentations that you all have posted are the ones with a simple pair of gloves holding the Satin Hands Set, or lip bundles with Christmas ornaments and candy canes. 

Share The Gift of UnitWise
From hearing all the success stories you share, there is always one main aspect that helped you get to where you are, and that is the support from your fellow Consultants & Directors. You can help support the people around you kick off the New Year with a bang by sharing the gift of UnitWise. For every 4 referrals, you will receive a free month subscription to UnitWise, but that’s not all! The UnitWise user that has the most referrals as of Dec. 31st, will win a Custom Website Design! If you do not have the website plan, you will win a six month subscription to UnitWise. Check out our Referral Promotion Video for more information.

To add the final touches to your gift of UnitWise, be sure to include promo code: UW2014 for an additional 15 free trial days.

If you have any questions about creating your product collections in UnitWise, don't hesitate to give the Heroes a call: 704-234-6006 or email:

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Nov 17, 2014

Beauty Business Tips: Time Management

Happy Monday! The weather here in Rock Hill, SC is quite dreary, but I'm so glad it's Monday. I've been moving all weekend and if I see another box to be unpacked, it will be too soon. But my moving adventure did have a few good learning opportunities that I took full advantage of, and one being the topic of my blog today: Time Management. 

My worst habbit is wasting time. I picked it up in college and just could not break the habit to save my life. I became a master procrastinator and didn't realize the consequences I would face later on down the road. When it came time to be an adult and get a job, I really struggled to improve my time management skills. After I got organized and figured out how to stop wasting time, nothing stands in the way of acheiving my goals. Proper time management is one of your most valuable assests as an Independant Beauty Consultant - on your way to becoming a Director ;) Here are some great time management tips from the UnitWise Heroes to get you started...


Multitasking is an artform and many studies show that a very small percentage (like 2% small) of the popultation can successfully multitask. I've learned I am not one of those people can multitask. I thought I was, but the work I was producing proved otherwise. Helpful Tip: I've found that instead of working on a bunch of things at once to try and save time, I'm much more productive when working on one task at a time. All you have to do to manage your time wisely is plan out your task list for the day so you know exactly what needs to be done. 

Mobile Alerts

Are you ever working on something, and your phone beeps/dings/buzzes in attempt to ruin your concentration? I swear phones know when we don't want to be bothered, then they attack with distracting noises and updates. Helpful Tip: Set your phone to silent and put just it away when you are doing your daily business management tasks. Now I know Independant Beauty Consultant world your phone and other mobile devices are very important for your business. But those few hours a day you spend going over invoices, inventory, paperwork, your mobile notifications can be a huge distraction and those few hours can easily turn into half of your day. 

Daily Agenda

A daily agenda is key to efficient time management. I'm old fashioned and have one of those tangible agendas that I have to hand write my entire day in. I have to write everything down or I will forget it, guaranteed, but digital agendas are great too. Helpful Tip: When organizing your day, plan out your business tasks - inventory overview, paperwork, calls, etc.- in the morning. That way all your more "not so exciting" business duties are out of the way and you can use the rest of the day for meet and greets with future consultants and catering to your clients. 


UnitWise can really help you manage your time and increase efficency when it comes to business management. Everything from inventory and invoices to financial reports and everything inbetween is at your fingertips with UnitWise. If you are an Independant Beauty Director or Consultant, this program has been custom designed just for you. Enjoy the UnitWise experience with their complimentary Free Trial and receive an extra 15 days with promocode: UW2014 .
If you have any questions, you can contact the UnitWise Heroes via phone: 704-234-6006 or email:

These were just a few helpful tips to improve time management. We would love to hear what tips you have to share, especially those of us still fighting with procrastination, please comment below or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter

I'll be back with some more Beauty Business Tips next week!
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Nov 7, 2014

Tips & Tricks: Classic Hollywood Glamour

Today is an exciting day! The UnitWise Heroes were so kind to ask me to recreate a classic, yet chic look for this weeks blog. I got to break out some gorgeous red lipstick and create a beautiful cut crease for this look. And to spice it up, I even did Hero Brittany's hair to give the look a full on glamorous effect. Oh, I guess I didn't say before, but Hero Brittany was my beautiful model today and she loved everything about this look. I'm pretty sure it is one of my favorites so far. With out further adieu, myself and the UnitWise Heroes would like to present this week's Tips & Tricks: Classic Hollywood Glamour.

Now of course every makeup look starts with a clean fresh face, and doesn't Brittany just have the most beautiful skin. This girl can't take a bad photo.

The Classic Hollywood Glamour Look

To prep her face for makeup up, I applied a face primer. She had already moisturized, so we didn't need to do that step.


I applied an eye primer to give the eye shadow some staying power. The first color eye shadow I applied was a very light matte brown shade, just in the crease. I used a blending brush to really blend out the color towards the eye brows. I didn't blend down because we want the lid to be completely blank.

On top of the light matte brown, I applied a slightly darker brown in the crease and blended it out towards the eyebrows too. This will give the crease area a lot of dimension. Then I took an angle brush and a deep brown eye shadow and created a very defined cut-crease. I slighly blended the line upwards, taking special care not to blend down onto the lid.

When I got the crease perfectly blended, I took a flat eye-shadow brush and packed on a matte vanilla shade all over the lid. I brought it up to the cut crease, but didn't blend it in because we want that line to stay crisp.

I didn't want to leave her lower lash line bare, so I took the light matte brown shade that was first blended in to her crease, and applied it along her lower lash line. To really open up her eyes, I applied a matte black shade just on the ends of that lash line. Then, I blended the colors together with a pencil brush just to even everything out.

Before I started on the winged eyeliner, I went ahead and filled in Brittany's eye brows. A little tip: if you want to give your eyebrows that old hollywood glam look, do an exaggerated tail. A longer eyebrow was all the rage back in those days.

Now for some wings. I used a black gel eye-liner to create Brittany's bold wings. I have so much more control with a gel eye-liner than I do with liquid, so it is my go to at the moment.

Once the eye-liner is on and looking crisp, a light layer of mascara was added to the top and bottom lashes. No Hollywood Glamour look would be complete without some big lashes.

  • Lash Tip: When applying false lashes, be sure to measure them first to see if you need to trim them. 

The face is really simple. I just applied a matte foundation, and did some light contouring. For her blush, I used a peachy shade then went over it with a more shimmery berry color. I kept the application very light, so her cheeks didn't draw to much attention away from her eyes and lips. To set everything, I used a translucent powder and that's it.

This look is all about the red lip. I prepped her lips by applying a lip balm and then lined them with a darker - almost deep berry lip liner. For the main color, I used a bright red lipstick to fill in her lips that had a slight sheen to it. Brittany really likes a more glossy lip, so I made sure the red shade I used has some shine to it. 

The hair for this look is super easy. I just used a curling wand and curled the hair towards her face, instead of away from it. To create the big voluminous waves, I simply brushed through the curls with a boar bristle brush and shaped them around her face. No lie, that's all I did. The hair really makes this look. So Sassy!

A little touch up before the final photos. I love this shot, it's just so glamorous.

The Classic Hollywood Glamour look was so much fun to create. It is very girly and so easy to do. What tips and tricks do you have for a classic look like this, or any other glamour look? 

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