I just returned from an AMAZING weekend in the Windy City at Younique's 3rd Annual Convention with over 5,000 other Beauty Presenters!! What a fabulous week!! First - had to get there ;)
took my hubby on this trip with me! Had to send some fun selfies back to the kiddos ;)
We got to fit in JUST a bit of sightseeing in Chicago before the event got started ...
Then the official convention got started with a Black Status Leader Training on Wednesday, where we got to hear from the head of each department and from our founders, Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft!
Did I mention the convention center looked AMAZING!!
CLASSY!!! The whole convention center was younique-i-fied!!
Getting ready to board the Younique Leader Yacht ... ONLY for those who have reached Black Status!
Over 100 Black Status Leaders and guests!!
on to THURSDAY!!!!
Got made up by the lovely GINGER MCCLELLAN for headshots that corporate did for the Black Status Leaders. And of course, had to grab a few selfies of some of my fav people!
with the fabulous Shari Brown, the Kudos Girl & Powerhouse Amber Voight, and my dear friend Debbie Jackson!
Then off to the Swag Store to check out all the fabulousness there!
Thursday I got to quickly meet up with some of my awesome team! .... and YEAH for Selfie Sticks!!!!
I had to leave the team things to go to a Facilitator Dinner for all those speaking and....eek!! I got my first EVER Tiffany Box :) It was so nice to be appreciated with a thoughtful gift from corporate!!!!
Thursday night was a ROCKIN' 80's PARTY including a 5,000 STRONG FLASH DANCE and getting up on the stage!!! So fun!!!!
onto FRIDAY -- Team Shirts, General Session and NEW PRODUCT REVEAL!!
yup - did I mention NEW products!!! I am SOOO thrilled for concealer, foundation, lipstick, shadow palettes and BROW KIT!!!
Friday afternoon I got to teach my super fun SPONSORING CLASS to 3 different groups. It got a little bit crazy with a line out the door and the seating quickly ran out -- but we still had some floor space so ladies just made themselves comfortable!
Friday Night was TEAM NIGHT!!! We decided to hop away from the convention center for a picnic near the lake with some famous CHICAGO DEEP DISH PIZZA that was delish!!!
Saturday, we were back again for fun & classes, including an inspiring talk from Elizabeth Smart, who share her personal story of her abduction and survival. We also learned about the new Younique Foundation "campus" - a house that will be able to have 3 groups of 10 women, who are victims of sexual abuse, come for a healing retreat.
Saturday Evening was the Gala and I was so BLESSED and EXCITED to be able to walk on stage as the 45th person to hit Black Status in the entire company!!!!! Out of 220,000+ presenters in 6 different countries there were about 111 Black Status Presenters recognized on stage!!
I have SO much to be thankful for with this company, but I know I wouldn't be anywhere without my amazing team, fantastic leaders, and supportive upline!!!!
Here's to an amazing upcoming year and I'll see you all again in St. Louis!!!!!