Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Making money with Visalus

A few weeks ago I started a home based business with Visalus. I wanted to spend a few minutes sharing with you how to make money in your first 30 days with this dynamic company.

Challenge parties are the simplest way to get both customers and promoters within your business, and you will need both. The 3 for FREE offer makes attaining customers so much easier. The principle here is that when you find 3 people to join in on their own challenge with you and purchase their own kit of equal or higher value then yours will be free, as long as you have the 3 this will continue each month.

So lets talk about how to earn $500+ in a week.  By signing on 3 promoters within your first 30 days you become a rising star. Promoters want to be on a n executive success system or higher. This includes products and business tools in order to help maximize success in a shorter time frame. So what does rising star mean?

This is a bonus for getting to director in 30 days or less. As well as a compensation plan designed by the company to promote your success. This particular plan allows you to be enrolled in the weekly bonus pools every time you sign on 3 customers or promoters on a Friday to Thursday cycle. So as an example: Jon signed up 3 customers this week, he gets to be in the bonus pool, ON TOP of his sales volume income. So he would receive an additional minimum pay of $75 that week simply in bonus pay.

As a rising star Jon who also signed up 3 promoters this week on a ess or higher, now recieves $100
for each sign up. Only by becoming a rising star director do you have the opportunity for the weekly bonus pools. And every time you sponsor 3 customers or 3 promoters in a Thursday to Friday cycle, you go into the enrollers bonus pool with a minimum payout of $75+. ( the + really is a + ) so this bonus happens again and again. There is also a one off rising star bonus pool when you first hit - that again awards minimum of $75.  Remember customers will be paid out as monthly commissions. Promoter will be paid out as weekly bonus. 3 customers in a 1 week cycle do qualify you for a bonus payout of $75+ but only if you hit rising star director in your first 30days.  So this is how Jon's week would look.

3 New promoters = $300
Rising star bonus (1time) 75+
Enrollers bonus pool= 75+
Sales commissions still to be factored in.

So that's $525 + additional income for the week not including his sales commissions!

Going rising star is the quickest way to earn back your investment of the executive success system. From here your team will help you reach regional director and get BMW qualified.

Are you ready to take the challenge?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mastering the basics series - concealer 101

HI guys,
concealer can be one of those tricky makeup tasks! Whether its how to find the right shade, or what texture you need to cover which imperfection it can all seem a little daunting. So i hope this post sheds some light on the subject.

Why do we need concealer and what is its function?
Some of you wont need it, others will swear by it. Basically concealer is a more pigmented version of foundation, which comes in multiple textures for different jobs. If you have pretty good skin minus some under-eye bags or a pimple here or there then concealer will be your best friend in achieving that "no-makeup look". I love to just use a concealer on the "flaws" and blend into the skin for people that have great skin and want to look naturally flawless. NO foundation needed! Set with some translucent powder over the whole face and your good to go. (Maybe add some mascara and lip gloss to finish the look..:) )

Concealer can be used to cover and alter under eye circles (bags, which usually have a blue-purple or green tint.) A salmon colored concealer in a gel or other light weight texture works best in this area to avoid creasing ! Which is NOT a good look. So look for peachy hues in this instance. Check out Eve pearl salmon concealer, or a luminous pen in a peach shade try lancome, clinique, or L'Oreal for some great options.

For spot, scar or birthmark coverage then you may want something a little thicker textured. I love Napoleon Perdis pro-palette for this. As well as L'Oreal true match. These products will be heavy enough to cover and once set with powder wont budge. Be  sure and pick a skin true tone! You dont want anything darker or lighter in this instance.

If you are one of those people who are blessed with NO under eye bags OR blemishes, then you may want to use concealer as a highlight. (As may the rest of us that are simply faking perfect under eyes and blemish free skin!) In this situation you do want to find a concealer that is a few shades lighter than your skin and use it in the triangular shape under your eye area (as demonstrated in the video link) and anywhere else you want to highlight or bring forward the face. I again love L'Oreal true match for this, or any illuminating pen. Top of the line YSL...right through to maybelline! You can all find one that suits your budget.

SO now your even more confused? Well bottom line we can all use one concealer that is skin tone and good to cover pimples or random issues, and we can almost always use something brightening and peachy colored (more orange if you have dark skin) for the under eye area. I use my lancome tient miracle pen as both a corrector and a highlight.

well my friends i hope this has been informative. Be blessed, and know that you are all empowered to give to the world whatever gifts have been bestowed on you!

for more videos please check out my you tube channel.
joanna hawthorn xo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

beginning of the week blues

HI friends, this has been one hectic start to the week!!
After work Sunday evening i was called to the emergency ward at the children's hospital due to an accident that occurred on a water-slide involving my daughter and her friend. One ambulance ride, several hours and multiple tests later, we are sent on our way with reports of whiplash, concussion and a neck brace.
  Awesome way to start the week. On a plus note my daughter is ok and it could have been far worse.
So Monday i played mummy. I cooked, spring cleaned, made all the necessary phone calls, edited some vids and in general just made sure i was here to keep tabs on my child (who needed plenty of rest.)
Roll around Tuesday and its modelling for MAC day...YAY! So after arranging a carer for my child. I am off to Polaris to visit the MAC store and be a model for my friend and MAC business manager-Habby.
  This was a great day and i learnt some useful techniques and i am sure that Habby learnt a lot too. Such things as: how to fix eyebrows that don't even appear related. What color to use to contour my pasty skin that magically got a few shades darker and is now in between shades! (hahah) Poor Hab's, i know it was challenging. Oh, and covering one of my tattoos too, she did super well on that one!We did have a great time.
 Photo: At the Mac testing area Polaris 
Winding up Tuesday we had a bite to eat at "the pub". i'm sure you can all imagine how excited i got when i saw a place like this in my town!!!
  Then off to collect my baby girl and take her to school for a performance, and boy oh boy was it crazy town at the school?! I thought i had walked into a rave filled with infants on speed!!! It was nuts. Smoke machines, strobe lighting, confetti guns, and music so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. I LOVED IT....:)
watching my little girl (who ironically towers over everyone else) do her "i'm country and i know it" dance...just cracked me up!! let me see if i can post a video or at-least some pics of this day. But for now here is the link to that awesome song if you want to check it out...:)

  And here we are at the end of Wednesday already! Today has been filled with more of the same mothering and phone calls tomorrow its back to work. And hopefully a half day of school for my big baby. :) She is doing much better, but we are taking things easy.

be blessed,
joanna hawthorn xo

Saturday, May 18, 2013

smokey eyes day to night

HI friends,
lately i have been loving soft smokey grey and champagne colored smokey eyes. I think this look is so versatile and beautiful. In the pictures i show a simple way with lip color to change the look completely from daytime elegance to night time glamorous! Now i will admit ms Kandy Johnson did inspire this look so it is alittle similar to her wedding makeup tutorial (she is the bomb, and you can check her out here :S now lets get on with how to do the look! all images are posted in instagram so be sure to check them out!

step one:
prime the lids and wash them completely with a flat pale shade (try yoghurt from or brulee from MAC)

Step two:
define the crease using a matte or a satin grey or medium brown shade (try scene or copperplate from MAC)

step three:
use a pale shimmery champagne color to wash the inner corner of the eye (try makeupgeek in shimmer shimmer, or naked lunch by MAC)

step four:
using a dark grey wash the outer third of the eye in the v- sweeping it into the center of the eye to fade out the color. (try typegraphic by MAC)

Step five:
Use a slightly warmer brown, burgundy or taupe with a hint of shimmer to go over the dark grey and warm it up a tad. (try satin taupe by MAC or burlesque by makeupgeek)

step six:
line the upper lash line with a black liquid liner ( i love elf's liner and its only $1!!!!!)

step seven:
go over the line with a matte black shadow (my fav is by makeupgeek in corrupt)

step eight:
wash the inner eye area to the outter v in the champagne color again to soften the effect, and rimm the lower and upper waterlines with black gel liner. (my pick is by essence, its cheap, gelish and it last so well!) I let it dry then re-coat for added staying power, and set with the black eyeshadow over top.

step nine:
line the lower eye with a blend of the dark grey and the crease blending color you used in the beginning., this gives a soft defused liner effect.

step ten: prime and mascara the lashes upper and lower. Two coats. (try lancome cils booster xl and hypnose drama, for daring lashes)

for the lips during the day i choose a pale nude mouth. My all time favorite nude is by lancome and ironically its called "pale lip" in the color design range.

to spice things up for the evening try a bold redlip i love love love "ruby woo" from MAC with "cherry" lip liner.

I hope you all have fun re-creating this look, and here are the links to the products mentioned.

Be blessed,
joanna xo


Wow, so yeah....i guess it has been FOREVER since i wrote on my blog. Forgive me, and lets move forward with some consistent content shall we?
In brief i got married and moved maybe you understand my little hiatus?!

I have become just "a little" obsessed with YouTube lately and all its visual glory. I think there is a flame in my heart that just cannot be contained. A burning desire to impart every aspect of my passion for makeup into the hearts and minds of anyone willing to watch and listen.
Whether this is new to you, or you are a seasoned professional i hope my channel brings you light and joy, and maybe a tip or two as well! ;)
i think in all honesty i am going to utilize this space for photos and product info on looks that i don't get around to filming.
be sure and check out my youtube channel if you haven't and if you enjoy subscribing and thumbs up-ing is the way to show me your love! ;)

Be super blessed, knowing you are loved, unique, and welcomed into my world.

warm regards,
joanna hawthorn xo

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's new

I have been here in the US for about 10days. Over this time in all honesty I have been getting the kids school stuff sorted and enjoying some family time.
Social security numbers came this week so now I can get started on getting my US driving license and work out how I want to spend my days. But for now it's involved wifely duties and plenty of basking in the sun. Oh well ok, there has been a little time spent on my fav tv shows too...waking the dead giving me my zombie fix, and the kardashians.

Something I'm not used to here is the lack of freedom to simply walk to the local shops. although I still do it, everyone thinks I am mad.

 So here is a real quick run down of some more of my observations of middle America

People are not used to being asked questions, and often laugh at you like your stupid if you ask something they think you should know. I don't think many people are used to tourists here.

Food is wonderful, service is excellent, and alcohol is served stronger and larger.
Makeup is cheap, services are cheaper, and Money in general goes farther.

Houses are bigger, yards still exist. Many with mature trees.
areas are set up into neighborhoods. Some better than others.
People also stick to themselves, but the people that are your friends are ready to help at a moments notice. I think America still has a lot of family spirit like that.

As I type this a siren is sounding in the background, who knows what kind. But the birds and the sunshine make it easy to forget all that. I know that I have many new adventures in store, some I will love others I will be challenged with. The winters here getting to about 20 below freezing . I am uncertain how we will cope with that, but I propose we see it as another new adventure, and enjoy that last of the summer weeks before fall sets in.

Well that's all for now. 

Be blessed,

Saturday, August 18, 2012

the USA

well the time has finally arrived! My kids and i are living in OHIO. It has been a crazy few months transitioning from Australia to the US, but we made it.
  Its been about a week since we arrived and already the kids are enrolled in school.Which starts the new school year next week. My youngest being in grade 2 at a prepatory academy. Her uniform consists of polo shirts in either white, sky blue, navy, or lemon. Pants/skirts or shorts in khaki or navy. I think she will come home wore out the first week or so. Her day has to start on the school bus at 6.15am. And yes the bus looks exactly like the ones in the movies!
  My eldest is a freshman in high school. And i am pleasantly surprised by the number of hours spent in school.The average day beginning at 7.45am and finishing at 3pm. With only a 50min break for lunch. NO recess! I think this is going to be a shock for her to begin with. Her school is new,and i was having such a good time looking through it all. With its shiney lino flooring, lockered walls, the lacquered gym floors with stadium seating. Not to mention the theatre room which looks more impressive than the professional one in my last town. The school is one big building, which i like alot. The doors lock once school starts, and to go to the bathroom you need a hall pass. Oh and there is a navy training program through the school as an elective - cool huh?  And lastly an impressive trophy case!!!   No one gets in, without going through the office and getting a photo id. So i do feel safe with my kids schools. I so wish i could upload the pictures i have to go with this blog...argh.
  The weather here is perfect. It reminds me of spring in Port Macquarie. The birds are thriving in all the trees. The houses have yards and space between. And there is a general feeling of space here. Considering all the people, i am once again surprised i feel that way.
  My husband and i have a blended family, and i am impressed at how everyone is getting along so well. what i am not so impressed with is how my eldest child has already lost her aussie accent! Laughs i guess thats typical for a teenager though. I too left my home country at her age to move to australia, so i know first hand what this type of thing is like. And they are adjusting very well.
  Already the kids have been shopping, gone to the biggest roller coaster theme park ever for them, been hiking through caves in the woods, and today we are all going to head out to visit with family in the country. Perfect day for swimming, camping and picnicking. Ahhh....the past year of waiting has been more than worth it...and its still so surreal for me to think about actually being here.

blissfully content with my new life...
joanna xo