Monday, October 13, 2014

The most unbelievable 26 minutes I have ever witnessed...

The night of Sept. 30th was amazing.  Younique launched in the UK.  The launch took place at 3:00 a.m. our time which was 10 a.m. on October 1st in the UK.  Our site went live and it was unbelievable!!!  We have something called the triple digit club.  It is a special club for the first 999 Presenters in each country we launch in.  This group gets a special charm, extra Y cash and bragging rights to say that they were one of the founding Presenters in that country.  Just to give you an idea of how amazing this night was, when we launched in Nov. or 2012, it took 9 months for the triple digits club to get filled up.  That means it took 9 months for the first 999 Presenters of the company to get signed up.  On October 1st, it only took 26 minutes for the UK triple digits club to be filled!  999 people in the UK signed up in 26 minutes!  I kept clicking on refresh and the number would jump by 50 people or more each time!  It was amazing!  It was a total rush to watch history in the making!  I went to bed at 3:45 that morning!  We have made the news because of it and we also have recently been featured on the news and the TV show called Doctors because of our amazing 3D Fiber Lashes!  Check it out below!   Just copy and paste into your URL browser and enjoy!  It is only a couple of minutes long.

These are my own personal results.  I LOVE what Younique's 3D Fiber Lash magic mascara
can do for my lashes!  I say it is a push up bra for my lashes and we all need a little lift, right?  LOL

“Some have taken to calling this month "ROCKTOBER", and while I am certainly in favor of that, you all did actually ROCK September quite nicely, as well! We closed the month by having our first 2 million dollar day and by welcoming nearly 5,000 Presenters—all in a single day! Combine that with the UK launch that happened just hours later and let’s just say it was quite the 36 hour period! September ended with over 25 million in sales and nearly 24,000 new Presenters! All I can say is….WOW!” –Derek Maxfield, Younique Founder and CEO

Did you catch that???  Younique did close

 to 26 million dollars in the month of 

September!  That is a lot of makeup!!!

Some not so great news...our wonderful neighbor passed away a couple of weeks ago.  He was only 44 and left a beautiful wife and 4 great boys.  He was one of the most charitable men I have ever met.  He was President of 12 credit unions and helped us get a loan when no one else would even look at us because we are both self employed.  He also bought a nice Younique makeup collection for his wife to help me build my Younique business.  How sweet is that?  He was a great scout leader to our boys and when they would go on a camp out, he would get Cafe Rio for all the boys and boy were they in heaven!  I would tell him that he was going straight to heaven for his service with the scouts and he would just chuckle.  I have no doubt that is where he is now.  He will be greatly missed.  Rest in peace my friend.  you were a giant of a man.

Phillip Thane Patten

1969 - 2014 | Obituary  Condolences
Phillip Thane Patten Obituary
Phillip Thane Patten
1969 ~ 2014
Phillip "Phil" Thane Patten, 44 of South Jordan, returned to his Heavenly Father Thursday, September 25th, 2014.
Phil was born in Orem, Utah, November 21, 1969, son of the late Ezra Billings "Bud" and Anna Lou Patten. Phil graduated from Mountain View High School and achieved rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Phil served an honorable mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the New Hampshire, Manchester Mission. Phil married and was sealed to his sweetheart of 22 years, Amanda June Patten, in the Manti Temple. Phil attended the University of Utah and has spent the course of his career in banking and finance. He began his career as a network administrator with Veterans of America Credit Union (VAMCU), which eventually progressed into American United Family of Credit Unions, where he ascended to President and CEO. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of Capital Community Bank (CCBank), as well as contributed to other businesses throughout the valley.
Phil was an extraordinary person, who gave freely of his time and means to many near and far. He served in various leadership positions within the Boy Scouts and church callings within the LDS Church. He truly cared about individuals and their needs. He and his wife were deeply involved in the Autism Council of Utah and worked to raise autism awareness, organize and promote the Walk Now for Autism Speaks within the state of Utah.
Phil had a great love and appreciation for music and the arts. He played the piano and loved to sing, especially in the church choir. He played the tuba, cornet, and french horn in high school. He was selected to perform with the all-state band. He also loved performing and making everyone laugh. He performed in various plays and musicals. He especially loved playing Bob Cratchit, in the Dickens Festival in Salt Lake City. His love for the performing arts has had a great influence on his children, family and friends.
Phil enjoyed golfing, skiing, boating, and 4 wheeling with his boys. He loved playing basketball and football. He was an avid fan of the Utah Jazz and Pittsburgh Steelers. Phil loved going to the movies and traveling to new and exciting places with his family. He had an adventurous, spontaneous, and loving nature. He genuinely cared about people and was always serving those around him. Phil was raised on a fruit farm where his Father and Grandfather taught him the value of hard work which he incorporated into every aspect of his life. This instilled a great work ethic in Phil. We love you bean!
Phil is survived by his wife Amanda June Patten (McMurray) and their four amazing sons Connor (15), Mason (13), Brendan (10), and Ethan (5), his Mother Anna Lou Patten, and siblings Judd (Ikuko), Shawn (Sue), Chad, Clint, Darren (DeAnn), Kestin (Keith), and Jennifer (Mike). Phil is preceded in death by his Father Ezra "Bud" Patten.
A viewing will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 West South Jordan Pkwy (10600 South), South Jordan. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Jordan Country Crossing Stake Center, 10860 South 3200 West, South Jordan, UT. A viewing will be held from 10:00-10:45 a.m. before the funeral. Interment at Orem City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Autism Council of Utah. Mail donations to 780 Guardsman Way, SLC, UT. 84108. Donations can also be made online at
Published in Deseret News on Sept. 28, 2014
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Engagement Pictures for the bride and groom to be!

Introducing the future Mr. and Mrs. Palmer!  This is Janessa and her fiance' John.  Aren't they adorable?  Janessa is our oldest and we are ecstatic for their new life together.  They are tying the knot on Jan. 8th, 2015.  They met at her job where she was a CNA.  John saw her because his sister was pregnant with twins and had a false alarm.  He saw Janessa and told his sister that he thoughts she was really cute.  He asked his sister to get her number and the rest is history!  We have never seen Janessa so happy and at peace.  We love John so much.  He just graduated from law school and also passed the bar.  He worships the ground Janessa walks on...what more could you ask for?  They are both great catches.  We are so happy they have found each other.  It has brought a lot of joy to watch them fall in love!  Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Palmer!



My Younique news of the week!  

Here are the awesome customer Kudos for the month of October!  

CORRECTION...We actually ended the month at about 26 MILLION!  The end of the month is SO exciting!  The other fabulous news of the week is that we Younique launched in the UK on Oct. 1st!  I set my alarm and planned on getting a couple of hours of sleep before but I was too excited to sleep so I just got up and got some work done!  It started at 3:00 a.m. here in Utah but it was 10 a.m. in the UK.  It was remarkable.  An unbelievable experience I will never forget.  When we launched in the US, it took 9 months to fill the first 999 spots.  In the UK, it only took 26 minutes!  It was seriously so fun to watch!  I finally hit the pillow at 3:45 a.m.!  I think I slept with a smiled plastered to my face!

If you know anyone in the UK, I give great gifts for referrals for anyone who joins my team!  Have them email me at


Til next time....