UK Gift Boxes in Wood – Wee Video

So last night I took a trip out to visit Mr Philip Raskin, (Scottish Painter extraordinaire) at his art studio in Lanarkshire. It was a treacherous drive there and back…

In the studio we spend time looking his wide array of boxes that he has on hand. Wow are there loads. Since I personally loved the boxes from the moment I saw them, I’ve decided to sell them myself.

The reason I’ve picked up these pine boxes as a sideline, is because they sort of bring my other businesses – cards and cosmetics – together in one place.

All I need is the right chocolate supplier and maybe a candle supplier too and then I’ve got the makings of a lovely wee Scottish hamper here…Just in time for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day!

So they will have a set of 3D FIber Lashes, a greeting card and something else – all found in a box you can keep for life!

A meeting with a chocolatier is imminent!

Gift Boxes in Wood

Here’s a little video I threw together in Animoto just now…I’ll be in the process of designing some boxes of my own soon so watch this space on that score. In the mean time you’ll see my Younique by Thea box gets a wee nod in this video. I love this box so much.

UK Gift Boxes in Wood

The boxes will retail starting at just £15 + postage. There are small and large (and some other sizes now too) and a variety of colours to choose from (pink, green blue, natural). If you’re interested in getting a box of your own for someone special or for yourself then please get in touch!

You can ring me on 0141 416 1492.

March Madness

My schedule’s been a bit mad. The weather’s been a bit mad too, so March Madness seemed like an apt enough title for today’s blog. Today’s weather – and really much of the past week – has been very much a case of “4 Seasons in One Day”.

A little while ago I was watching the snow fall and it seemed as though it was falling in slow motion. It was incredible. I should have filmed a few seconds worth to show you.

Tomorrow or the next day my new Younique merchandise should be arriving. I got a few quotes, and everyone kept saying how expensive it was for one-off baseball hats (which are my sort of trademark) but perseverance pays…I found a place in England who did them at a brilliant price!

I’ll blog about them once the stuff arrives, and I (hopefully) like them a lot! Ha. I’d ordered them for a wedding fair that I thought was taking place this coming weekend but it turns out it was yesterday. I’ve already mentioned how that went in a blog post – My Week in Younique – posted over on my Glatitude site earlier.

Training Again

Business Gateway Feedback - EBIZ 1 - Thea Newcomb 27 Feb 2015My Business Gateway training has resumed for 2015, which feels fabulous! I was a little apprehensive after being off for the better part of two months, but once the delegates started to show up, I was back in the swing of things and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

The feedback wasn’t too bad either. I think most of them got something out of it – which is always good! This guy though seemed to think the course was and “excellent event” but rated the venue higher than he did me!

Additionally I’ve been focusing my efforts on one-to-one training clients. I do like doing the one-to-one thing because it’s so much easier to taylor the content to the individual than it is to try to reach a room of people at all different levels with all different expectations.

Musically Speaking

Thea Newcomb PebbleAfter seeing Bear’s Den and Sophie Rogers last month I also caught Royal Blood last weekend which was a good gig. Enjoyed the show. Rather hoping to get Spandau Ballet this weekend but not holding my breath on that one.

Finally my latest cool gadget, in addition to my GoPro Hero is this Inspector Gadget type of watch…the Pebble. Not only does it track my walking/running but it also tells me who’s calling me, emailing or texting me or whatever notifications I am getting across social media too! So far so good.

Fitness, Tunes, Social Media Training & Younique

New Year passed and the even the January blues are gone. ValenRelax nothing is under control...tine’s Day came and went. (Mine was surprisingly excellent – in case you’re wondering).

Work was very slow to kick off in January, but finally things are ramping up here in February.

My energy, too, is ramping up to. Have even started to jog (lightly) again this week. My motivation? My high school reunion is fast approaching which I intend to attend (will be the first one I make!) With that in mind, I’m determined to shed a pound or even a stone. Good thing the 5×50 is on the horizon. That always gets me going – in every sense of the word.

Also to add to this fitness spurt, I just uncovered a Pilates DVD yesterday which had been lost in my lounge for the last few years! Look forward to starting that again. The last time I did it religiously, I lost inches in the waist.

Live Music in Glasgow

Bear's Den Glasgow Oran MorNot only is working picking, fiber lash mascara sales increasing, exercise ramping up, but I am also getting out to more gigs once more! Last week I had the pleasure of seeing Bear’s Den at Oran Mor one night, and then Sophie Rogers at the Opry the next.

Both gigs were positively fantastic. It felt so good to be hearing some live music! Nothing beats a good night out at a gig – don’t you agree? I believe the next one may be Royal Blood at the fabulous Barrowlands.

February Training Offer

1-2-1webThis month I’m offering 2-4-1 training on a bespoke 1-2-1 basis. Some fabulous ladies taking advantage of the special offer.

I go into people’s homes or visit them at their office to provide training on WordPress, Social Media, SEO or help with tablets, phones and apps.

Two hours for the price of one hour for February – if you’re interested – or if you know anyone who needs a little one to one tuition or hand holding. Reach out to me, my many details are on the top of this site or simply call 0141 416 1492 now!

My Younique Business

For those interested in makeup, I’ve been documenting my journey with Younique over on my other Glatitude site. Each week I’ve been writing a series called My Week with Younique and a few blogs about our 3D Fiber Lashes (in particular the Real vs Fake mascara blog is doing very well indeed). If you like makeup – especially trying, buying and talking about it, and fancy a 2nd pay check each month then reach out for more info on that too. FYI If you do want to join #theAteam, I do provide bespoke training to my teamies!

Finally, speaking of Younique, I’m very excited to be meeting my sponsor for the very first time! You see, Joanna lives in the Scottish Highlands, and will be down visiting Glasgow this week. Will be so nice to put the name to the face…

Here’s to a Younique 2015

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Well this is probably the last post on this side of the holidays. I am writing by fairy lights – standing up in my living room. The wind is howling outside. I suppose it’s too much to ask for to see some nice white stuff in the AM. Maybe in 2015?

Red Band Society

My friend told me to check out a new TV show called The Red Band Society. I had no idea what it was but I did follow up her recommendation. It’s an interesting show about kids (teenagers) in a hospital and the highs and lows of their incarceration by disease. It boasts a good cast of young actors and a few familiar faces too – not to mention a pretty stellar soundtrack on each of the episodes I’ve seen thus far. Strange how many shows there seem to be about illness – in particular Cancer: ‘The Big C’ for one – ‘Chasing Life’ for another. In any event, it’s worth a watch if you’re into that sort of thing. Good family drama as it were.

Highs and Lows of Younique By Thea

It’s been a challenging week on the Younique By Thea front. Not with my own stuff but with my team’s. One in particular has been very unlucky on the Younique front, but she’s also sold more mascara then the rest of our “company” combined. Thankfully I stocked up on these lovely 3D Fiber Lash Mascaras as I suspected they’d be “in demand” if not from my own circles than my team’s. Good thing I did. All just about appear to be spoken for.

To be sure you're getting the REAL 3D Fiber Lash Mascara - Only buy from a Younique Distributor

Always Learning!

To help my Younique business, I’ve been the process of reading a variety of books on Direct Marketing and Selling. Things like ‘Go Pro’ by Eric Worre and ‘Duct Tape Selling’  by John Jantsch. There are so many great resources out there from other, Black Status especially, Younique presenters – so learning what I can from them too. But I think what attracts me most to Younique, beyond getting paid daily, playing with great makeup etc – is its flexibility. In other words what works for one Younique presenter won’t necessarily work for others.

So I am writing my own training for my own – #TheATeam. It will be ready for the time the next batch of recruits come on board to my team! Well that’s the theory anyway. As I say, learning as much as I can on all fronts. Every day’s a school day! Until next time…

My Last Day of Training

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EBIZ # 3 – AKA TRADING ONLINE

Tomorrow’s my last day of training! Well for 2014 anyway…I do have some dates booked for 2015 already, but I will be doing a lot less “group training” and more 1-2-1 training next year. Well, that’s the intention anyway. Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans though right? Was that John Lennon who said that? Anyway tomorrow is Trading online for NSDesign and Business Gateway. It’s a fun one. I am looking forward to it! Always have such a fabulous group of Scottish Businesses on every one of my courses. Blessed that way!

Get your own Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascaras from me today!It’s been a busy time dealing with taxes (yay….not!), selling mascaras (!) and training both in groups and individually. tonight I actually pulled out my craft box and had a play at making labels for the Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascaras. They’ve been selling like hotcakes and at this time of year they’re no doubt either going to be for Christmas Parties (or holiday parties) or for presents…So I thought I’d spruce them up a wee bit.

More blog posts about my Younique adventure can be found over on Glatitude in a new weekly series I am now calling My Week in Younique. I’d like to get this blog back to more general stuff and have that site be more of the work stuff. That gives me the freedom to talk about whatever strikes my fancy – work – music – life – films…

NETWORKING IN GLASGOW

I was up early (for me) to do a bit of Networking at the Business Banter in town. Speaking to David from Zude PR – he reminds me I never did write the Part 2 of my “Networking in Glasgow – Part 1″ post. I really ought to get around to doing that…Maybe I’ll try over the holidays. I guess I am a little out of touch as work has gotten in the way so I’ve not done much networking…apart from at the ones already listed on that blog, that is.

CES2015

I’ve actually been thinking of going to CES again in 2015. I learned a few things by going this year that I could adapt should I return again. Plus it’s always fun to look at the latest tech and gadgets. Should I or shouldn’t I? That is the question! You can take the girl out of Silicon Valley but you can’t….

I guess that’s all. If you someone that knows me and actually likes me – feel free to shop at my Younique by Thea site and help me get to Pink (so close I can taste it)…If you’re not someone who likes me, then I’m not really sure why you’re here! Though I suspect there are a few of you Thea-haters out there doing a bit of snooping…well, happy holidays friend or foe! Ta ta!