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How to Set Up and Host a Successful Facebook Event Part 1


This will be a several part blog in which we talk about Facebook Events. We will start with the basics of setting up an event, hosting the event, promoting the event, and finally.. how to successfully close the event! 

Social Media is slowly, but surely taking over the ‘home party’ market at the new and innovative way to have direct sales parties. While many of us still enjoy getting together for a Girl’s Night Out and having a fun in home party, our schedules, our commitments, and our families sometimes make it impossible to get together for a night out with our friends.. so here comes the virtual party!

This segment is going to be a step by step tutorial to get your event set up on Facebook. I have selected Jewelry in Candles for this event.


1: Go to your Facebook Profile, look to the left under your profile picture and you will see the event link: 




2. Click the little EVENT tab and it will take you to a new screen with a calendar. This will show you all events that are going on and that you have been invited to participate in. Right under you notifications, you will see a tab that says, “Create Event”, click it.



3. When you click create event, you will get a pop up (make sure you have your pop ups enabled). 


4. Fill out the pop up.. give it a snappy title, tell your guests what the event will be about. If this is coinciding with an at home event, post the address. Give it a date and make the decision if your guests can invite their own guests. It should look something like this. When you have it filled out, click “Create”


5. You will then be taken to your event page. 


6. It is a little bare looking, so let’s dress it up a little by adding an event picture. To do this, locate the tab that says “Add Event Photo”


7. You can either use a photo that you already have on Facebook or you can upload a photo. I’ve decided to upload a photo.



8. Once your have your photo just like you want it, click save changes. I recommend adding a photo because it makes your event look more official and less ’empty’. 


So, now your event is created.. tomorrow we will talk about getting your event ready to invite your guests and some of the pros and cons of having an online event. Stay tuned!!!


Vacation All I ever wanted Vacation Had to get away Vacation….


I bet those of you that are 80’s girls will know exactly where that title came from!!!!! My vacation, all I ever wanted (at least for the last 6 months!) has officially started.

I work for the Department of Children’s Services as a supervisor. My days are filled with endless intakes, case readings, pictures, staffings and conversations about child abuse and neglect. I try very hard to ensure that all of my staff takes ample vacation time, burnout is a huge risk in our job.. and balance (that’s what I call it) between our work and our real lives is something that I promote to my staff all the time.

So, now is my time to balance out. Two weeks without discussions of child abuse, not having to debrief on neglect, not having to read a case, not having to make that decision of who to assign a case to and no one minute of checking work email. I’m not going to lie, I’m a workaholic and this is going to be hard for me. So, I’ve made out a plan:

Saturday 11/2: I’m going to put the finishing touches on my Be Younique With Dana facebook page. Take a peek, it’s very new… a work in progress, be kind LOL


Sunday 11/3: I’m going to be setting up new Younique parties (remember, I’m giving away a free crease brush for any hostess this month!!!)

Monday 11/4:.. that’s too far away…. I’ll stay busy this weekend and then figure out on Sunday night what I am going to do on Monday LOL!!! 



Younique Monday Freebie


It’s Monday.. BOO MONDAY!!! So.. I thought we needed to do a Monday Freebie!

You have heard me praise Younique, the all natural makeup that I am currently using, so let’s have a party and get you a freebie!!

As I’m building my Younique Kit (which we all know means that I’m getting all the goodies I can get my hands on), I’ve found one particular tool that I have fell in love with. The crease brush. 



The crease brush is fabulous for applying the eye pigment in just the right spot. The bristles are soft and supple and hold just enough product. It glides the pigment on to your eye smoothly and evenly.. 



Here is the link to the product for you to take a look at it yourself: 



So.. how do you get yours free?? Simple, host a Younique Facebook Party. You invite your friends, I do the rest of the work!  


We tailor fit our parties to last according to your needs, 3 days, 5 days, or 10 days. Regardless of the time length, you and your guests will still get the full product preview, games and MORE freebies!!!

There are two ways to sign up for a party:

Click this link and fill it out, it will send me the info:


Or leave a comment with your facebook information and let me know that you want a party!!! What do you have to lose? A little girl time? A free Crease Brush? Even more freebies with a qualifying party? Finding and falling in love with a healthy new product?

Give me and my Younique life a try, you might like us!

Younique Fiber Lashes Review


WOW! What a week! I’m worn out, what about you? I’ve been super lazy today.. but didn’t want to get in my “I’m too tired to blog” mood.. that has historically destroyed every blog that I have ever started. So, today, we are going to talk about my favorite ‘spoil me’ item: Mascara.

Due to skin issues and a gluten allergy, I’ve been on the hunt for safer, more natural makeups. I’m hooked on Younqiue. So.. where we go, hang on!!!

Like most women my age, I cut my ‘makeup teeth’ on Maybelline. We all had that big pink mascara tube didn’t we??? Huge Brush, gave us the big lashes we wanted, gave us that look like liked!! We all made sure to get the waterproof so that our big luscious lashes wouldn’t end up down in our bras during the July heat! Those of us that are 80’s teens, we know our makeup!

As I got older and my skin became more sensitive, I had to start looking for other products. I’ve tried them all: Maybelline, Almay, Bare Minerals, Loreal, Avon, Mary Kay, you name it.. I’ve slathered it on my face and pumped my thin, invisible eyelashes with it!

With a little more maturity and curiosity, I started reading product labels and searching out ingredients. This is the ingredient list of the last mascara I used:


 And here is the result with 3 coats (note to self.. I’m not good at selfies LOL)



This met a need.. until I wanted less chemicals and more lash. I am the type, If I was a celebrity and had someone come in and put on false eyelashes on me everyday. Sitting here, in my pj’s, with doggy on the front, I would have lashes so long that they would flutter against the computer screen while I type!!! 

On to the next, and final product that I’m using. I’m sold. I found Younique Fiber Lash and I’m hooked!!! First thing I did was look at the ingredient list:

It is a 2 part system, so there are two ingredient lists:

Transplating Gel Ingredients: collagen, water, natural Propolis, Brazilian palm glue, Black iron oxide, Acrylic Copolymer, Nylon 12, Stearic acid, propylene glycol/emulsifier. 

Natural fibers Ingredients: 100% natural fibers taken from the campanulaceae of green tea. 

This is my second selfie with 2 coats of fiber lashes (yes, I know that you shouldn’t wear blue mascara with blue eyes.. but I was feeling a little hippish that day!)



 Can you see the difference? Yes, my lashes are much fuller and longer.. but the thing I noticed is that the whites of my eyes are much brighter. These photos are not edited except to crop so that I don’t scare you to death with my whole face!  I’ve been using the Fiber Lashes for several weeks now, and cannot imagine going back to the other mascara. 

I believe in this product. I can tell the difference in my pictures, but more than anything, I can tell the difference in how my eyes feel. I have no itching, burning or redness after applying the mascara. 

For the remainder of this month, I’m running a special. If you buy the fiber lashes, you will get a free eye pigment mailed to you from me. I’m doing this because someone that is a negative nellie said that I couldn’t sell 10 sets of the fiber lashes. Hmm.. really. I think people that say stuff like that are really people that are afraid and don’t want to step out of their comfort zone to try something new. I say, take a chance.. what do you have to lose? The product is returnable if you don’t like it. Give the mascara away if you don’t like it and use the leather case as a eye glasses case…


So.. are you brave enough to take a chance???


Take a chance.. we only get so many in this Younique Life of Ours!


I had an “Aha!” moment today.. I sell thirty one gifts in addition to Younique. My bestie buddy and I were at a celebrate and connect meeting and were awed by a Senior Executive Director telling her story of becoming a thirty one consultant and her path from starting as a consultant and working her way up to leadership. Her story struck home for many of us.. She started with the company 7 years ago. Thirty One (actually started here in TN!) is 10 years old.

I started thinking.. WOW to have the opportunity to start on the ground floor and grow as an individual and business woman with a new and rising star!!! What a dream come true.. then I came home and promptly took a nap. LOL (what can I say, I’m old and a girl’s day out makes me tired). When I woke up, it dawned on me.. I’ve done just that. I’ve started with Younique while it is still an infant on the market. It is estimated that Mary Kay has 2 million consultants and Avon has 5 million consultants. 

When you sign up to become a consultant (or presenter as Younique calls us!) you are issued an ID number. That ID number coincides with the number you are as a consultant (for instance, I start a new company, my ID number is 1, my buddy (I’m picking on her tonight because I know she is asleep and I’m wired from my nap) signs up and she is consultant #2.. and so on.

You don’t go around telling everyone your number since that is your ID for the company, but here is what I can tell you.. I’m doing fabulous with thirty one, and my number is somewhere between 30 thousand and 40 thousand. 

My presenter number for Younique is under 3000. WOW.. I’m one of the first 3000 people that stumbled on this company, tried their product and fell in love with it. I don’t think I can get much more ground floor than that!

Younique is all of the buzz words you hear.. hot, fast growing, up and coming, busting the scene, about to explode.. it is all of those things. It is the first company that I have come across that is seeing the new generation of customers for what they are.. they are tired of the chemicals, and they are busy, busy, busy.. they do their shopping online. They don’t have a lot of time for in home parties (which I LOVE doing with thirty one, don’t get me wrong). They stay connected to their friends, family and favorite products through social media. We text, we email, we tweet and we connect on facebook. That is why they encourage (yes encourage) you to have parties online. 

They also understand that many of us need our commissions when we earn them. We have bills to pay and gas to buy.. so, with your first sale, you get an email from ‘payquicker’ that walks you through setting up an account. You commission money goes into that account daily, as a sales roll in, your commission rolls in. Within a few days of setting up your account, you get a Younique Debit Card in the mail. Not a credit card that is going to get you in trouble, but a debit card. Your commissions are loaded immediately, and you have access to that money immediately. No worrying about a bad check, a bad credit card, no worries, just money in your pocket. Go forth and spend my pretties!!!! Put the card away and have it as a secret savings account for that next vacation!! Hide the card from yourself and let it be your no hassle christmas fund!!! If you need your money now, you have it.. if you want to save it, you can.. and I’m not going to lie, I am in love with the purple card. Purple is my favorite color LOL!!!

So, for $99, this is what I got: 

All 15 Shimmer Pigment Testers
All 15 Matte Pigment Testers
All 6 Concealer Testers
All 5 Blusher Testers
3D Fiber Lashes
Eye Brush Set
Website FREE for 3 months! ($30 value)
$10 in Younique Cash for both you and your sponsor!
Unlimited Virtual Parties
Presenter’s Guide
White Status Charm
$25 USD/$30 CAN in Younique Cash on your Birthday annually!
PayQuicker Younique bank account
All of this comes in the signature black leather Younique case

So this is the value of my kit (cause I have to be anal and make sure I get my money’s worth for everything LOL)
Pigments, concealers, blushers: $89
Fiber Lashes (full sized baby!!) $29
Eye Brush Set: $45
Website $30
$10 Younique Cash (money you can spend in your store!!) $10

and you also get catalogs and the case and the little things in life that make you smile. So, for $99, I got over $200 in products.. and I just wish my birthday wasn’t so far away!! LOL

Anyway.. back to my nap.. I woke up and I realized, I got in on the ground floor.. what does that mean for me? Where will I be in 7 years when the Younique presenter numbers are in the tens of thousands? Better yet.. what will my instant balance on my debit card be when I pull it out of the drawer I put it in when I leave out on vacation in a month. What will I do with it when I come back?? Will I put in in a drawer and leave i there for a year.. I think I might. 

The next thing I did was look and see how many presenters there were in TN.. I counted twenty five.. hmmm.. not bad odds for me to be a little bit successful with this new venture… 

So, I’m going to ask you.. if you had $99 and an opportunity to jump in on the ground floor of a company, would you? Would you do it it? I bet you would!

take a chance, take a journey with me, the worst thing that can happen is that you will have the best makeup kit you will ever own. That’s the very worst thing.