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Beauty Sites on Winter Looks

Here are some sites about cosmetics and beauty as a whole. I think it is important to keep up with trends overall, as well as those MKC suggests. Knowing what looks are currently popular will help you sell our looks or create your own for your customers.

The Sites

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Tag, I’m It!

Ok, well here goes nothing…I think this is what the rules are. Pynk Myst tagged me, so now I am suppossed to list seven things about myself. Right? Continue reading

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Pillow Gifts

This idea and story comes from my director who shall remain anonymous…

Can you picture this scenario? It’s Christmas Day, late at night. You are a mom who stayed up late on Christmas eve wrapping gifts, playing Santa, and even nibbling on the cookies (which you made!) that you left for “Santa”/yourself!!

Today, Christmas Day, you have cooked, cleaned, picked up toys, the kids were all hyped up on stocking candy…the list is endless. Holidays are so fun, but there is so much work involved at times, too. *Sigh*
You decide what you need is a nice hot shower or bath, so you head off to take one.

Little do you know, your hubby has gotten you one last little something special (from MK of course!) and left it on your pillow as a “Thank you” for all your hard work over the last few days! Continue reading

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Stockings for Soldiers!

Ladies, last night I was reading Shades of Pink’s blog post about Veteran’s Day. Someone (The Myst?) mentioned you can adopt soldiers on Anysoldier.com. So I went to check it out…

Soooo many of the soldiers in Iraq requested Christmas items and personal hygiene items such as shaving cream, suncreen, and lip balm, as well as some snack type items. I have a soft spot in my heart for the soldiers who do not recieve packages while on a tour of duty, not just at Christmas, but especially during that time. My husband was stationed there for a year and the only things he recieved were from me personally, a few letters from his grandma, and a lady who had adopted him. None of his other family members even sent a letter.

So I have a plan that I am already spreading the word about at my work: Stockings for Soldiers! Stuffed with MK shaving cream, suncreen, and lipbalm! Continue reading

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Holiday Glamour Portfolio


Holidays got you down? Is everyone claiming they are “too busy” to book? Do you not celebrate Christmas and therefore feel like the world is stopping for no reason and your business is suffering? Do you celebrate Christmas, but still dislike the excuses?

Try starting a Holiday Portfolio of before and after pics!

This will allow you to still focus on getting faces and bookings. You could even offer a free holiday or winter themed frame with the after pic to those who hold the party on the original date and time, and who have a certain number of guests at the party (I would say 5 for the gift). Turn that frown upside down!

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Holiday Rollup Show and Tell

My director has always told me, “Unless you have a large customer base, DON’T waste time and money on an open house!” What does she suggest instead? She suggests making a holiday rollup bag with all the holiday sets inside. So one pocket could be a men’s set, one pocket fragrances, one pocket spa stuff, one pocket for “stocking stuffers”. You then take this everywhere you go to show the products and get some sales.

Another idea: Make a photo album type of book with examples of holiday sets wrapped up cute. Then you can pass this around at the office, to your friends, at church, or to your neighbors.

Some cute gift ideas:

–> Coffee and cream: A cheap coffee mug with some sampler of coffee or hot chocolate with a hand cream. Put tissue paper or stringy sparkles as accent. You can use a Christmas mug or just a cute mug they can use year round. Find the mugs cheap at the 99 cent store or on clearance. Makes a great gift for teachers, bosses, or assistants.

–> Coffee and cream for men: Same idea with a shave cream or after shave instead of a hand cream.

–> Holiday Kisses: Cute tin, bag, stocking, or mug with red, green, and silver hershey’s kisses. Top with Satin lips and a gloss! Great stocking stuffer or gift for teens.

Unless you have a huge inventory and client base, I would not spend lots of time making gift sets. Pictures are just as good for a portable open house!

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“Dash Out The Door” Rollup Closing Sheet

Ladies, I am soooo excited to share my hard work with you! I love the new rollup bag sheet, but you should use that with a typical SCC. I do the “Dash out the door” class (originally from Dacia W.), so I need a “Dash out the door” closing sheet. One was sent to me by an adopted director who has GREAT sales ($300+ at most classes!) and is very consistent with it. However, it is a bit plain for my taste and has a survey on it that is similar to my “Pick Your Punch” Sheet.

Here is my plan:
–> Make laminated sheets with one side the “Pick your punch” sheets, and one side “Dash out the door” closing sheet.

Why laminate? If you laminate the sheets, you can simply hand each guest a dry erase marker and have them circle the sets they like, as well as make a mark by products they have questions about so they can remember to ask you in the individual consultation.

This saves money, time making copies, and time during the class with all the questions!

Be sure to look at the Dash Out the Door Closing sheet in the file box that I made, as well as the “Pick Your Punch” Sheets.

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