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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!

How Many Frogs Are You Going To Eat Today?


Have you heard the new phrase going around the net “Have to go eat my frogs”??? What in the world are these people talking about? I’m from the south, we eat frog legs… wait, let me correct that, some southerners eat frog legs. I don’t. I’ve seen them fried before, and those little legs jump all around the pan. It just looks too alive for me to touch LOL!! Gross. So, I kept thinking, what is it, why are all of these people talking about eating frogs??? 

Turns out, a frog is the yucky thing that you don’t want to do. It is your To Do list for the day. Put the hardest things to swallow in the front and get them out of the way. Those of us that love planners, want to make them pretty, use our stickers, post-it notes, washi tape, etc.. well, we get more absorbed in getting those to do lists pretty than actually doing them. So, time to suck it up and eat your frogs. Once they are done, you can go on to the more fun things in life.

The frogs that I have to eat today:

  • Complete 3 case reviews for my day job
  • Organize my desk
  • Clear a shelf and get all of my catalogs (thirty one, younique, stampin up) organized (DONE!)
  • Post on my thirty one boot camp group to give my downline staff their tasks for today.
  • Color my hair (trust me.. don’t put a little pink in your hair while on vacation just for fun.. it might stick like glue and 4 months later it might still be there. Our department commissioner is coming for a visit tomorrow, this pink has to be GONE!)
  • Find 5 outfits for work, I don’t feel like fighting it every morning this week. 
  • Start my vacation to do list (and then eat that frog in a few days!)

Tomorrow, I’ll come back.. let’s see how many of these frogs I eat before bedtime! 

How many frogs do you need to eat???



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.


Starting Fresh.. Starting Over

Starting Fresh.. Starting Over

There are probably about 50 little blogs out there that I have started.. and I’ve abandoned. I have always struggled to just stick with them.. why? I don’t know, fear of criticism, boredom, not knowing what to say, worrying about saying too much, worrying about not saying too much.. worrying about no one caring or people caring too much?? I don’t know.

When I was younger, I wanted to be Erma Bombeck. I can make you laugh, I can make you cry, but most importantly, I can tell you a story with a southern twist that you won’t forget. People tell me all the time I need to write this crap down because no one can make it up like I can LOL!

So, here I find myself again. I’m going to take a different approach this time. I’m going to throw it all out there in the beginning, I’m going to overload you with everything so that you know up front if this is the blog for you…

Who am I? I’m a wife, mother, sister and an extremely spoiled daughter.

What do I do? Well, I have day job.. I work for Children’s Services.. yep, I one of those people that you hate. People call me a baby snatcher. People call me evil. People tell me that there is a special place in hell for people like me.. most of those people are on drugs when they tell me that.. but that’s what they say.

I am a purse, makeup and planner addict, so I sell Thirty One Gifts, I sell Younique products, and I’m a Leonie Dawson affiliate. I need to stay busy, I suffer from insomnia.

Thirty One is my baby.. It gets me out of the house, it gives me more freebies than I can imagine, and it pushes me to get all of that organizing I keep saying that I’m going to do finally done (still major work in progress!).

Younique products.. Its a baby.. it is a very new all natural makeup and skin care line. It is busting the web wide open. Its that ground floor opportunity that I’ve been looking for my whole life. When you sign up with companies like 31 and Younique, you are given a consultant number or presenter number. You don’t share it with the world because it is your ID for the company.. lets just say that my consultant number for Thirty One Gifts is in the tens of thousands, and my presenter number for Younique is under three thousand. Yep, there are only about 25 of them in my state! Pretty nifty if you ask me.

Leoni, she’s my sanity in my crazy life. She’s an artist, she’s a business guru, she’s gods gift to women that need to get their act together and get their demons under control while getting their to do list done.

Check me out..





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