Hey Ragers and Ragettes! Oh. My. God. It is the second of March but snowing. What the actual fuck????? I’m wearing a black and beige jumper dress, my fleece lined black leggings, my knee high black 5 inch stiletto boots with my fuchsia pink lippy. It’s seriously a shitty day.
Well the past 7 days have been crazy! I got together with Suzanne on Thursday and took her out to lunch as it was her birthday. Suzanne is looking fab!!! She has had a makeover and not that she wasn’t fab before, but daaaaaammnn!!! She looks stunning!!!! We had a laugh, a great catch up and I left appreciating her more.
When I got home, Simon told me that we were going somewhere – he was very vague. He put the information in the sat nav and before I knew it, we were in the Wirral picking out a Bengal kitten!!! Yes, we have added to our furry family. She is a diva that is for sure!!! She’s inquisitive and sweet!!! It takes time getting used to as she tried to steal my dinner off my plate. She’s a prinnie indeed!!!
The big issue though, has reared its ugly head in the last 24 hours.
If you are a woman living in Britain, you have probably heard of a makeup brand called “Younique”. This only came onto my radar last year when I started getting forcibly added to groups on Facebook. Then my old hairdresser (that cleaned my hair up and styled it into my cute pixie crop last year) who went on maternity leave, added me into a Younique group. As I liked her, I decided to purchase the 3D Fiber Mascara that she was promoting on her group page. She said it was better than false lashes.
I received my mascara. The packaging was nice. I tried the mascara (which cost me £21) and...well, I’d rather spend £19.50 on my benefit roller lash mascara, thank you very much! I have tried fiber lash mascara before, from Too Faced and I didn’t like it. This one was utter shite. And by the way, if you want lashes that look like falsies? Wear false lashes! I prefer having my false lashes on, personally.
Anyway, I soon forgot the mediocre mascara then a friend of mine on Facebook, Diana, started selling Younique. I was added, yet again, to another group. But this time, it was different.
I like Diana. She is a pretty woman with an engaging smile. I have had great conversations with her. I didn’t realise that there was a monster in the making.
She sent me a message happily discussing Younique saying how happy she is! This makeup is amazing, Betty!!! I told her that I had bought the fiber lash mascara but I wasn’t too impressed with it. She didn’t seem to take that bit of information in. So, again, to be nice, I bought a £21 eye shadow from her. Little did I know that this was going to set off a chain reaction of craziness.
When I was in America, Simon and I got caught up in a downpour while at the zoo. I posted a funny picture of me looking like a drenched mess, mascara running down my face (but my lippy was perfectly in place!!!) and Diana commented, “Awwwww babe, bless you...get to somewhere warm and have a hot drink......Next time wear Younique”.
The eye shadow was delivered when I was away in America. When I got back I eagerly opened it and....it was a lumpy scary looking gun metal grey cream eye shadow.
Then the messages began...Betty, did you receive your eye shadow? Yes Diana. Have you tried it yet, Betty? No, haven’t had an occasion to try it.
Then every other day, the same messages. Betty, have you tried the eye shadow. For fuckssake! Honestly!!! No, Diana, I have not tried the scary looking over priced shitty eye shadow!!!!!! (Keep in mind a paint pot eye shadow from Mac is £16.00 and that shitty eye shadow was £21.......)
Every time I posted a selfie, Diana messaged, or commented, are you wearing the eye shadow and fiber lash mascara.
NO I AM NOT WEARING THAT SHIT!!!
Then she asked me about hosting a virtual Younique party. I politely declined. Diana didn’t take that too kindly. She tried emotional blackmail on me, but when you have a crazy Italian Mama like mine, no amount of emotional black mail will work on me.
Then Suzanne told me that she decided to start selling Younique. Oh. My. God. I almost clawed my eyes out!!!!
But as the weeks went on, Suzanne decided that she didn’t want to sell it.
Then my real issue with Diana started.
Basically, Suzanne was selling under Diana. Diana only cared about Suzanne when she signed up to sell Younique. After that? Diana lost interest in Suzanne. She basically stopped being supportive or contacting Suzanne.
Let’s get something straight here, Ragers and Ragettes. You mess with me, that’s one thing, but if you fuck with my best friend or my family? Oh dear...what a mistake to make!!!
Suzanne did her research and selling Younique is basically a pyramid scheme. The makeup is over priced. Yes, the thought behind it is great. It empowers women, which I am all for! From all the lovely daily updates that Diana puts on her statuses about how great the company is, if you want to sell Younique, go for it!! I encourage you to follow your dreams. But please, DON’T BE A DICK. Don’t add me into groups. Don’t bully me into trying to buy more. Don’t emotionally black mail me into buying this.
Then a “friend” that I haven’t spoken to for ages contacted me out of nowhere....and why did she want to meet up for lunch? She wanted to introduce me to a fabulous new makeup brand....Younique.
Since the beginning of January, I have been added to 12 Younique Facebook groups. I have had enough.
So I am going to make this easy: I AM NOT INTERESTED IN YOUNIQUE. I DON’T WANT TO BUY YOUNIQUE. PLEASE STOP ADDING ME TO YOUNIQUE FACEBOOK GROUPS. I AM HAPPY WITH MY MAC, BENEFIT AND PEACHES AND CREAM (That’s a boss makeup brand, my new favourite!) THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
And breathe. Now that rant is over, I am going to leave work to go and buy my new fittings for my bathroom. (I’m changing from monochrome to fuchsia)
So until next time, Ragers and Ragettes, keep your heads and standards high and your heels even higher
Lots of love
The Fabulous Betty Rage xxxxx