I’m quite sure that this post may cause some controversy and spark up a lot of debate however I feel like I need to get it all off my chest, and explain why I am already hating this new brand that has set the beauty world into a bit of a tizz. First of all, I have no issues with the way people earn money and the ways in which they do so. That has nothing to do with me. Secondly, this is just my opinion and what I say is not gospel, and of course, your opinion may differ a lot. I’m not asking for an argument or hate towards what I say. This is just a simple post to get my frustrations out there.
There has been a massive buzz lately about this new wonder product, the 3D Fibre lash, that has only just been released into the UK in the last 7 days. The idea is a simple one. Using your own mascara as a base, and the Younique special fibres and lash building gel, you can recreate thick, full lashes in moments in the comfort of your own home. Not only will you have amazing lashes, but it stops the need for using false lashes. Alongside the 3D fibre lash, a whole range of products are available to purchase, each with the promise that they are the absolute best on the market. So, where can these amazing wonder products be purchased? Boots? Selfridges? Harrods? No. They have to be purchased through a distributor of Younique products. A distributor who is in a team with other distributors who all have a team distributor who rises through the Younique ranks by how many sales they have. Just like how the Juice Plus scheme works. And, if you like it enough, you can also be a distributor of make up and earn money whilst you do so.
In the last year, I have seen an increase of followers in my social media from new connections with names such as ‘Jane Juice Plus’ or ‘Sarah Juice Plus’ or ‘Joanne Juice Plus’. You get the idea. All these new followers have inboxed me promising an amazing new way to lose weight by eating whatever I like but taking these capsules that are way better than eating fruit and veg to get my daily amount of vitamins and minerals. No thanks. I’ve noticed how it has died down throughout the year, however I am expecting a huge increase of followers come January, all promising the same and using the same focus keywords in their pitch. I’ve also been asked if I would like to join team after team of people, all selling Juice Plus and earning so much money that I would have to give up my exceptionally well paid job as the money I would earn would surpass my gross salary. Sounds way to good to be true doesn’t it. I’ve also been asked to share the wonders of Juice Plus on my blog because I have a good readership and I could get people to sign up and make money too. The more people I sign in my team, the more money I will make. This pyramid scheme will keep bringing in the money for the people at the top, leading to self made millionaires across the globe. Until a new pyramid scheme arrives and takes over.
Hello to Younique. Another scheme that works using the same principles as Juice Plus. You, as a distributor, sign up members for your team and build sales. They can also become a team leader and drive sales in their own team with their own distributors. All great, and a great way to make money. Like I said, I have no issue with how people make their cash, however it only bothers me when I am getting bombarded. Not only by new followers, but also now by people who I have known for years who have looked down their nose at me for spending so much on makeup, yet now they are a self proclaimed make up artist because they are able to make their lashes resemble dead spider legs.
I totally get the concept. I also get that in this current economic climate that money is tight and extra cash on the run up to Christmas is ideal. What I don’t get it why, if this product is so good, is that it hasn’t been snapped up by buyers from high street stores and luxury stores such as Selfridges, Harrods and Space NK. If it is that good, why do I need to purchase it from a distributor that has a team leader that has a leaderboard on a website.
Every single day, I am being offered amazing opportunities, again using the same focus buzz keywords with the promise of financial freedom, great lashes and working in a great team. I don’t want to. I want to buy my make up at a department store based on my choices. I’m more than sure that when the 3D Fibre lashes are applied properly, they look amazing but from what I have seen…well, I’m not sold. I’m being bombarded daily by new pages from people asking me to like their Instagram/Facebook/Twitter pages ‘Younique by X’, ‘Younique by Y, ‘Younique by Z’. People are adding MUA to their names on Facebook. They’re telling me that I can’t live without fibre lashes. People are telling me that I don’t know much about beauty if I haven’t tried Younique. I’ve quite simply had enough of this hype and I am so bored from it all after being harrassed.
The sad thing is, when there was the original hype surrounding Younique, I was actually quite interested. Now, I couldn’t give two toots if I never saw it again. I know that some of my friends are distributors and I wish you every success with this scheme, however due to the sheer amount of harassment that Younique has brought to me, I will not be participating.