Now everyone knows we love a bit of number crunching here at Timeless Vie HQ, so we were particularly interested in the specifics of this campaign, namely the criteria and the reward on offer to presenters.
All you have to do to earn an exclusive Uplift necklace is:
Sponsor three new presenters
Sell seven “Lash Trios”
Sounds fair, right? Right?
To show you just how amaaaazing this promotion is, we’ve worked out the maths behind it all…
When somebody becomes a Younique presenter, they pay £69 for their presenter kit, so sponsoring three new presenters = £207 straight to Younique.
The “Lash Trio” (featuring lash serum, the new Epic mascara and the classic 3D fibre lash kit) retails at £60. Selling seven of those = £420 straight to Younique.
That’s a total of £627 going to Younique’s coffers in order to obtain the Uplift necklace. Surely this must be a pretty high-quality necklace to warrant such a sum?
A quick Google search throws up a variety of Chinese wholesale sites selling very similar necklaces with free engraving on offer for as little as $7.01 (£5.34 as of 3rd August) each if ordered in bulk (which Younique have been no strangers to).
So, in total, that’s £627 – £5.34 = £621.66 going straight to Younique.
We just heard via a million huns that Maelle is to cease selling product ‘for five months’.
Why is this and who knows if it will ever come back?
The statement just issued by Younique is here:
We at Timeless Vie wonder if this is a dispute about a non compete agreement.
In any business that sells a well known lucrative brand, if you are in senior management, you will be asked to sign a non compete clause, so that should you leave, you agree that you will not take any company secrets with you, don’t copy the business that you left and that you don’t use the same factories or work with the same people or set up the same kind of business – become a competitor- for an agreed period of time.
Bobbi Brown just announced she is leaving her same name company and there is speculation she will have a ‘lengthy’ non compete clause in her contract. http://www.marieclaire.com/beauty/n…
Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo) agreed to stay away from the fashion trade for only one year, but later discovered that Jimmy Choo made their factories sign contracts stating that they would never work with her. So she took them to court. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/…
Whilst in their incredibly long prelaunch period, we worked out that Maelle had trousered around half a million dollars from recruits. We called bullshit back then.
Then there was the tragic lack of product. We have been like CRINGE whilst the bots fawn over a nasty glitter make up pouch (that costs more than a River Island handbag) and a solitary blusher. The inability to create a full make up look, the ‘hero product’ that won’t come out of the faulty tube. Awful.
We are now raising a collective Instabrow at the flood of positivity memes and hashtags
But you can’t use The Secret to make a court of law to rule in your favour.
We can’t have life our own way by, ‘vibrating on a higher level’. Unicorns aren’t real, either. Sorry ’bout that.
‘’The Secret actually requires that you never doubt yourself, never consider negative repercussions, and never indulge in negative thoughts. This is the confirmation bias on steroids and it can be dangerous: taking on risky business ventures or investments, ignoring red flag behaviors from a romantic partner, denying personal problems or health issues, avoiding necessary confrontations, failing to weigh the possibility of failure in decision making, and so on. While this sort of “delusionally positive” thinking may make one feel better in some (or even many) situations, as a long-term life strategy, it is utterly disastrous. ‘’
And we don’t think that UK law on pyramid selling offers enough protection to the recruits of mlms.
The law already states that there should be no pyramid selling without product. Maelle recruited and proposed cash incentives for recruitment, for as long as eight months before the presenter kits were shipped. UK law sets a limit on initial investment (£200) and a guaranteed refund on that investment during a cooling off period. But we think there should be a time limit on ‘prelaunch’. Otherwise what is there to stop other new mlms from doing the same?
We now watch with interest to see if the recruiting continues and if this mlm survives.
Maelle Mentors, if you are reading this now we are here for you xxx
As you know, we at Timeless Vie believe our VIEStars(TM) should do whatever they can to grow their ‘businesses’. But even we were shocked at the balls on some of our MLM competitors. And we’re questioning ourselves – is this where we’re going wrong? IS this why we’re not as popular as Forever Living or Juice Plus? It never occurred to us to tell our wannabe VIESTars(TM) to use their JSA to buy our products so we make money set up their ‘business’. So, in other words, the UK taxpayer is supporting our MLM helping our VIEStars(TM) grow and develop into amazeballs business people. Thanks UK taxpayers! Thanks, Cameron! Thanks for sharing! WE LOVE SOCIALISM!