Using Facebook Groups to Gain New Customers

Facebook groups can be a great way to build a sense of community. When you have community, people are more likely to share goals as well as issues they may be facing because they TRUST you in this private place.

Do you have a Facebook group? If not, seriously consider it 🤔

Here’s what you see:

👁 A pinned post so all new members see it as soon as they join
👁 Educational video – most people value knowledge especially when you’re solving issue
👁 Call-to-action (this is how you convert friends, followers and group members — turn those likes/views into paying customers)

You’ll also see the URL to one of my digital business cards 👀. This card is set-up so that they have to give contact info which helps me build relationships later (especially if they don’t purchase at first).

The incentive for giving contact info is a discount on their order. I don’t give the discount freely so this is an added bonus. 👸🏽

Remember, most people want to know the answer to this question: what’s in it for me🤔?

Before you (the entrepreneur) ask for something, you have to give something.

I gave value first by educating (one of the 3Es).

Remember, don’t be afraid to actually reach out to group members to introduce yourself and let them know you’re available to address specific concerns 💡

Expert tip: using Facebook tool, I have questionnaire for anyone requesting to join group. I like to include spot for email or contact information. I’ve had several Facebook folks lose their accounts but they’re customers. Good thing I don’t need to search for them again.

For more tips, join my free Facebook group.

Personal Branding and Content Creation Strategy Hack to Help You Sleep Better at Night

Do You Have a Personal Branding Strategy?

Part of building your personal brand is showing you — your person 🙀

People buy from people who they feel connected to in some way so showing you and NOT hiding behind a logo or company photo is crucial.

Consistency is key. You MUST show up constantly for your audience 🗝

It’s actually non-negotiable which is why I wanted to share this little hack with you 👩🏽‍💻

My Personal Branding Challenge:

Working from home, I don’t get dressed up as often as I should 😔 (I’m on a personal mission to dress up more often even if I don’t need to leave the house).

Naturally, I don’t have a “good” or different picture of me to post each day.

Being in the beauty/health industry 💄, it’s important that I showcase our products or at least the quality of our products.

Today: I created a month’s worth of photos and have stored them for future use.📆

Meal-Prep Hack 🍓:

✔️ On your “good” photo day, take multiple good photos — don’t stop when you get that one GOOD photo (ladies, you know what I mean)
✔️ Using your content calendar, plan to share one of those good photos at least once per week (your audience should see you enough to at least be able to identify you — have a strategy and aim for one photo per week)
✔️ Use a social media post scheduler (shared these tools in Facebook group; Facebook has its own scheduler)

You can use this for any product-based industry:

💍 jewelry and accessories industry: take photos wearing each piece. Got 10 pieces? Get 10 good pictures and schedule them out. You don’t have to upload them all at once.

🏋️🏽‍ health and wellness: take photos of you exercising, pre- and post-workout photos, show your before and after, a picture of you drinking shake/supplements, etc. Got dramatic results? Take photos in clothing that shows the difference or at least make it evident that you’ve lost weight or toned up.

👗 fashion: take pictures with multiple poses and wearing multiple clothing pieces. Only post one piece at a time. Unless you have a LARGE inventory, you do not need to upload an entire gallery of photos. One picture or two or three pictures showcasing the same item from different angles is fine.

👩🏽‍🎓 Personal branding: if you’re not showcasing a certain product, you can use the different photos to make a different statement (think about the 3 Es: empower, educate and entertain)

The picture included in this blog will be posted later. Yes, you just got the sneak peek😂 I have an “empowering” statement to make with it. With the other three photos, I have one for education (giving tip), entertaining (telling a beauty-related story) and then I’ll have my one BUSINESS post (hard-selling, curiosity, etc).

Don’t be afraid to recycle, reuse or repurpose your old photos. Even a simple “throwback” picture from a month ago will help.

You took those pictures. Make them work FOR YOU!

Hey 👋🏽

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Introducing Anew Hydra Fusion with Hyaluronic Acid and Raspberry Seed Extract

Introducing Anew Hydra Fusion by Avon. New skin care line is infused with hyaluronic acid for intense hydration and raspberry antioxidant to prevent further damage from environmental stressors. Is it time to step your skin care game up?



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Hydra Fusion

Did you know fine lines and wrinkles form when your skin is dehydrated and things as simple as stepping outside (pollution and cold air) can suck the moisture out of your skin?

Introducing the Anew Hydra Fusion skin care line designed to restore moisture and fight against environmental factors that cause your skin to age prematurely.

Looking for more skin care tips? Join my free private community to learn more about skin care trends, tips, products and questions.

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Digital Business Card for Growing Your Business in 2018

Digital business cards

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Digital Business Card

 

If you are a sales professional, realtor, small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you know the importance of networking. Networking can help build a constant stream of business as well as develop a network of referrals for future endeavors.

Every professional should be networking. When I set out on my professional journey, I did just that — I headed over to EventBrite, MeetUp and Facebook to learn about the different networking events to attend.

I’d go to the networking events with the goal of handing out as many business cards as possible. After a few years, I learned about digital business cards and it intrigued me. Cards could be ready within minutes, you could update info within minutes and you’d never run out of cards.

I’ve been using digital business cards for a while now but I recently discovered a new service called Shuffle by Elify.

A little history about me and my challenges with networking:

Prior to using digital business cards, I was networking all wrong. Forget the fact that almost 90% of business cards are tossed within one week of receiving them. 

No, that wasn’t my struggle.

I became too reliant on the paper business card.

At networking events, I’d hand over a card and try my hardest to get away as soon as I could.

What was the result? Nothing. None of my previous networking events proved to be successful. Why? I wasn’t leaving a memorable or lasting impression. People couldn’t get to know me; therefore, my card became one of the many tossed in the trash. No real relationships ever formed. Haven’t learned from my mistake, I’d attend another networking event and do the exact same thing. No connections. Wasted time and business cards.

Then there would be the awkward times where I met someone in passing. We talked, felt like there was rapport and I’d hand my business card. Suddenly the mood darkened. It wasn’t a natural progression. Maybe I looked awkward handing it to them but regardless, I never got a call back.

About a year ago, I attended lunch with a realtor, event planner and mortgage officer. Everything was going well. We hit it off. Shared learning experiences. Laughed and even talked about meeting in the future. As soon as we ended lunch, we all exchanged business cards and it just felt so impersonal and cold. Needless to say, we never followed up on our future plans.

I tried all kinds of “creative” ways to get someone to keep my card such as first time customer discount, changing colors to be more bold and even putting my face on the card. 

After THOUSANDS of cards stuck in boxes, many were useless as contact information had changed, I decided to try digital business cards.

What happened after switching over to the digital business card?

At first, it pushed me so far outside of my comfort zone, I wanted to crawl in a dark hole and never return. My business wasn’t where I needed it to be so I knew that I had to network. This was an all or nothing decision. I personally challenged myself because that’s just how bad I wanted it.

I actually had to speak to people! No more relying on the physical card as a crutch.

Not only did my conversations become better but they became more effective. Speaking to people allowed me to see if we could truly benefit from connecting. When I was networking before, I handed my business card to anyone willing to accept — without knowing if there was a mutual benefit or if we were even in the same industry!

Over time, I became better at impromptu conversations and developing rapport — learning and listening for cues about potential networking opportunities that could be mutually beneficial. It didn’t matter where I was — grocery store, airport, or networking event.

What’s the difference between the previous digital card app and Shuffle by Elify?

With this new application, it’s customizable but it’s more than just a mobile landing page. Not only can I include pictures and videos to showcase my work but I can send a card, see when they’ve opened, which of my sites they visited and even schedule follow ups! You can include a lead capture form so visitors can leave their contact info and also the option for them to share your digital business card with others.

It’s like the perfect CRM created for your cell phone.

I’ve become a networking on-the-go pro!

Even when I’m not attending networking events, I meet pretty amazing people in my daily routines. Naturally, some situations are so spontaneous that carrying business cards wouldn’t be possible anyway.

For example, last week, I went to the gym. As soon as I walked in and while she was heading off, I bumped into an entrepreneur. I knew that I wanted to connect with her later. She tried to hand me her business card but I was at the gym. I only had my cell phone, keys and headphones. Guess what I did? Yep! I sent her my digital business card.

Current results: everyone that I personally connect with receives my digital business card. The conversations flow more naturally. Because I’ve learned to become more personable, the conversations feel more personal. Therefore, they usually don’t hesitate when I ask for their phone number. Then, I send my digital business card directly to their phone. We now have each other’s number and I can send a quick text.

Potential clients are able to go directly to my online booking site and because everything is in one location, I don’t have to send link to website, link to private Facebook community and links to my social media accounts. Everything is in one place.

I’ve gained a steady source of paying clients and referrals.

Other perks:

  • There’s the Discover feature which allows you to connect with other users in the app. You can send private message, exchange business cards, schedule follow ups and even send attachments such as documents, audio files and more.
  • The QRDex allows you to store cards from other users and send to your connections. Perfect for providing referrals.
  • With Campaigns, you can track traffic to see source of views/leads.

Are you looking to network more effectively and create lasting impressions?

Check out Shuffly by Elify. They allow you to create 10 digital business cards with your subscription which is perfect if you have different networking purposes. I created a card just for this article. Click here to see my personal digital business cards.

For more tips, head over to Social Media Marketing Tips.

Can You Still Be Successful if You're an Introvert?

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Did I Just Have My First Home Party 👀👀

Are you thinking about having a home party for your home-based business?

Omg! You all, I think I just had my first home party since starting back!

No seriously, does this qualify as a home party?

You see when I used to sell back in 2007, this was my version of a home party BUT most times, I only had brochures. No products or inventory. MAYBE A few samples.

My aunt would cook, invite her friends over, and hand out brochures while I collected the orders.

Not only was I shy and insecure but I didn’t know anyone in town. With the help of my aunt and uncle, good food and brochures, I became one of the top sellers at that time. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

Why am I sharing this? For people considering joining or already involved in any direct sales company, home based business opportunity or network marketing company — you need to know one thing: you can do it!

What’s my personality type:

I’m a BIG introvert. Literally, people have to beg me to leave out of the house. I’ll sit in the house all day with a book and I’m quite content. I’m not antisocial but I prefer to be alone. It’s where I draw my energy and even helps me be creative. Creativity was not my strong point growing up. When I’m alone, I feel as though it allows me to tap into my creative side that I never knew existed.

What are my weaknesses:

  • Being an introvert can be a fault — I constantly have to challenge myself to either get out of the house or speak to a new person (online and offline)
  • Planning — I absolutely suck at planning! If I plan something, it won’t get done. I’m a huge procrastinator and perfectionist. I’ll think about it enough so that I actually don’t do it. Think I’m joking? My aunt and dad organized my entire wedding! I simply showed up! Had it not been for them, I may not be celebrating my fifth year wedding anniversary this summer!
  • Creativity — I am not the creative type who can put colors together and create a masterpiece. I just don’t have that vision. When I was in high school, my art teacher banned me from the class and had security escort me out. And here I thought, beauty was in the eye of the beholder 🤣🤣🤣 As a result and a requirement to graduate , I enrolled in a technology class. Go figure!

I am proof that YOU can do this!

Where do I think most people go wrong when conducting a home party? Overcomplicating it!

  • Worried about location
  • Worried about food
  • Worried about games and door prizes
  • Worried about themes
  • Worried about who will show and who won’t
  • Worried about what everyone thinks
  • Worried about hostess points

You can do all of that and still have a party that results in $0 sales!

Want to know how to have a successful home party? Keep it simple:

  1. Be around people — you don’t have to organize this; the perfect time is whenever you have a group of people around each other
  2. Share the product – if it’s a good, consumable product, it will sell itself
  3. Have fun!

It doesn’t require a lot of prep. If people want it, they want it. All the games in the world won’t convince them that they do!

Here’s a snippet of my home party (conducted at my cousin’s house during girl’s night). Yes, I know I’m off with the date…. Feel free to fast forward to the last 25 seconds of the video.

From my cousin’s wife. I love what I do!

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Received from home party!

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3 Types of Posts to Generate Interest and Lead to Sales

3 Types of Posts to Generate Interest and Lead to Sales
These posts will help you build relationships with people and converse via private message so you can close the sale.

AVOID POSTING “BUY FROM ME”, “SHOP MY  ONLINE STORE”, OR “JOIN MY TEAM” with your website link added. Here are two reasons why you should not but trust me, I can go on about this:

  1. No one wants to do that. They’re biggest concern is what’s in it for them, not what’s in it for you. Relate to them and show them you aren’t just trying to make a sale off them. If they buy, GREAT! But if not, it’s ok — still treat them as humans and allow them an out. If you are only posting about making money off them, they’re more likely to ignore you. Remember to post using the 3 E’s (Entertain, Educate, Empower) and then add in the business post.
  2. You will lose control. You will not know who is interested and therefore, you will have no way to follow up with them. They’ll go to your website and leave or worse, join someone else. Think: if you are in direct sales, it’s easier to remember the company’s website than your replicated URL which is longer OR they may find someone more popular/successful than you.

Below, I list examples of business posts:

1. Curiosity post – pique their interest with a desired result — think, what would make them say “how” or “what is it”or “tell me more” or my favorite response is “send me the deets”

  • “I can’t believe this stuff really works. I have so much energy!”
  • “OMG, this new highlighter is the bomb!”
  • “Wow! My skin feels so soft!”

2. Story post

  •  Testimonial outlining either your story, customer’s story or team member’s story and how our business or product helped — usually somewhat lengthy as you want them to identify and “feel” the emotion behind the post (think about my post talking about my sister’s acne)
  • b. Before/after picture — could be showing how the skincare products cleared up your skin, power of makeup, slimmer figure, how necklace transforms outfit, etc

3. Helpful tip – establishes you as an authority which builds trust; feel free to mix it up between posting helpful tip and posting helpful tip with hint to your recommendation

  • “Seriously, the best way to make your eyeshadow lasts all day is to use an eyeshadow primer. It makes your eyeshadow last longer and the colors POP! If you have oily skin, make sure to use an oil-free primer. I’ve been using this primer for years and my eyeshadow has never looked better!”
    Ideas:

    • Makeup tip
    • Skincare tip
    • Fragrance tip
    • Traveling Tips
    • Healthy eating tips
    • Any tip that will be helpful to your audience *bonus if it’s related to your brand*

*Engagement post —- ask for your audience’s feedback: Use this sparingly and make sure it’s related to your business! None of the “help me solve an argument in my house, do you prefer Ketchup or BBQ sauce?” — don’t you dare post that or anything similar! It’s completely irrelevant and will not do anything for your business. *

Tip 1: Make sure it’s relevant to your business or brand
Tip 2: Don’t overdo it —- don’t ask this question everyday.
Tip 3: Try using personal photos. It’s ok if you don’t have them but if you do, post them!

Examples of engagement posts:

“What issues are you struggling with in terms of makeup or skincare?”

“We’re heading out for dinner. Help me decide: should I wear this dress or the other?” — helps show off fashion

Check out my latest post from the What’s New 12 available online. It’s a great way to show off what we have or will be introducing soon AND they’re feedback may actually help you! I’m really stumped on which eyeliner I should choose lol

Now that you have your business post, you want to actually generate leads. This is why we remove company branding and only brand ourselves. If people are interested, you will know. Whereas if you leave company name or website, you’ve lost all control.

For more tips and to join my free online community, click here.

 

How I Got Almost 80 Customer Leads from One Facebook Post

How to Generate Leads Online

You’re looking for ways to generate leads online. You’ve been posting your link several times until you’re blue in the face and yet, no one is biting except the pity sales. Eventually, you’re looking to grow your business and you know that’s not going to cut it. Trust me, been there before — hated it. I’m going to show you how I just received 78 leads from one Facebook post so stay tuned if you’re interested in learning how to generate leads online.

When posting, remember the 80/20. Only 20% of posts should be related to the business. The majority (80%) should be to either Entertain, Educate, or Empower others. If your posts are negative, remove them. It will help draw more people to you. With a little thought and preparation, following this method will help you grow your business online in no time. Keep in mind, you must remain consistent with not only posting but with your personal brand. If it doesn’t go with your brand, do not post it. It will be counterproductive and people won’t know what to expect from your profile/page.

People are creatures of habit. In order for them to know/like/trust you, you have to get them into the routine so they know what to expect. Unfortunately, one too many negative or pity party type of posts will put them in that mindset and they may never take your business seriously. That was one of the very first and toughest lessons I had to learn. Now that I’ve given my profile and page makeovers, I generate leads regularly and many times without even trying!

How I Got Almost 80 Customer Leads from One Facebook Post

• 59 on personal profile, 19 on business page (copied post from personal and posted to business page)

Note: this post occurred on Saturday, I anticipate the number growing as my audience tends to engage during the work week. Therefore, I see more people interacting on either Monday or Tuesday. If not, no biggie as I’m content with these results but I suggest keeping sales/business posts during the week (preferably Friday when people get paid).

Steps to generate leads online and turn likes into $$$:

1. Crafted my message (in this case, a story) – talked about how our product has helped me save money and its quality but left the name of the product out. Click here to see types of posts that generate engagement.

2. Targeted my message – using Friends List, I selected my list called Potential Recruits. With the exception of my team, there are no other company reps on this list. I’m not trying to sell/share/promote to people in the same company. I also don’t want to bother people I know who will never purchase or refer customers (i.e. my 83 year old aunt who has 3 Facebook accounts because she can’t remember the passwords)

3. Posted my message and watched the engagement grow!

Now what?!?!?

Well, I have LEADS — people who have engaged with the post. I’ve piqued their interest in this digital world and can talk to them about my business.

In case you’re wondering, yes, this has resulted in new customers and business partners for me. This has been more effective than posting my link when no one asked. Think about when someone gives you weird info that you didn’t ask for — how did it make you feel? Did you easily dismiss it? If so, you’re not the only one.

Check the pictures below of my most recent post to see how I get the ball rolling.

My advice to you:

Be prepared: some people will automatically ask for info in the comment section on the post, some may even proactively reach out via messenger.

What should you do:

  • Now that you have leads, don’t just sit on them. Reach out to them! Interact with their posts. Message them! Thank them for showing love/support/liking the post. Ask if they need any help with whatever your post mentioned or if they’d like to learn more. Then, offer to send your website. If they don’t respond, don’t send it. Some people aren’t active on messenger so it could be a waste but also you don’t want to look like you’re just in it for the money. Connect with them. Be a real person.
  • Don’t be afraid. You know they see something they like, hence the reason why they reacted to the post. Extend your hand to be of service. Think about when you go to the mall, window shopping and a nice sales associate approaches you. Bright eyes, smile as wide as the Atlantic Ocean but they seem genuine. You usually give them a chance, don’t you? Or have you ever stood there waiting for someone to approach you so they can answer your questions?
  • Put yourself in the associate’s shoes. Make sure that you are answering them in a timely fashion. For those who comment on the post, tell them you’ll reach out in messenger. For those who message you, respond!
  • We are doing the same thing (with a little bit more of a personal touch). We’re giving people info on what has worked for us, how it’s helped, tips to make it more effective, what has us excited, or how it’s changed us in some way.

Tips to make this effective:

  1. Keep it personal. Yes, this requires some vulnerability but you determine the level. Personal stories help people relate to you but you don’t have to tell them EVERYTHING that happened to you since you were 12 years old.
  2. Don’t sound like you’re writing a sales commercial. Facts tell, stories sell. No one cares that 99% of women saw improvement. They care about the one woman who is talking to them — YOU.
  3. Using either curiosity posts or storytelling posts, omitting company’s name and product name puts YOU in control. People have to ask you for more info meaning you know who is interested. Leaving just your link causes you to lose control as you don’t know who is interested.
  4. Do NOT focus on just friends/family. They’ll disappoint you every time. Well maybe not but if you’re looking to grow your business and have people purchasing from you consistently, you need more than your mom and aunt. Go out and find new friends using networking events, online events, Facebook groups, relevant business pages, hashtags and other social media. Go where your ideal customer or team member can be found. Don’t know where to find them? Look for where you can find you! My Point: connect with like-minded individuals — it’s usually easier to deliver message as you don’t have to convince them, they kinda already trust you. If you love makeup, join makeup groups. Find your personal interests, post in the group and make new friends.
  5. Do not post too much where your posts are competing with each other for visibility on the newsfeed. Do not post every hour.
  6. Ask question at the end of the post that would make someone want to engage. Not needed but some people see questions and feel compelled to answer. More answers equal higher engagement which equals more eyes on your post.

Are you struggling with getting people to engage with your post? Check out this blog in order to increase your engagement before you can generate leads online.

Most recent example occurred on Saturday, May 5, 2018:

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Actual post to generate leads online
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Picture attached with message above

Proof that I generate leads online:

Picture 1) Notification from Facebook messenger

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Picture 2) Someone expressing interest in the comment section of the post

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Advanced technique:

This is an advanced technique that will allow my business to run while I’m asleep and help me generate leads online. As this is a fairly successful post, I’m going to create a blog using this post. With some SEO techniques (actual video to walk through it), I’ll have it so people searching for makeup will stumble upon my blog. My blog will generate leads and do the selling for me as if on autopilot.

Wanna see what I mean? Google: how to stop foundation transferring. Let me know if my blog pops up.

My blog brings in daily traffic. As I’ve said, this is bit advanced but just a little taste of my world.

I suggest building up your customer base first before focusing on blogging, Youtube videos and SEO. Eventually, you want your business to run on autopilot BUT you need to put in the legwork first. Get to a point where you’re comfortable with the amount of money you’re making and can invest in a blog as well as Facebook advertising (if you choose).

As a result, using the techniques above will help you get to that point where you’re turning profit. It’s free but does require time. Then, you can invest in your business IF you want to run it like a business and not a hobby.

Remember this: having a business will cost you time, money or both. It is a compromise. At first, you put in the time. Then, you step back but only when you’ve invested in systems that will allow it to continue to run. If you never invest with money, you’ll be working all the time. If you never invest in the time, you’ll be spending more money to build your brand and reputation.

For more tips and to join my free online community, click here.

How I Cleanse My Face Even While in Bed

Have you heard? I have a beauty group now dedicated to giving daily tips, beauty hacks, skin care tips and inspiration! Want to be part of The Beautiful Tribe? Click here to join the Facebook group to connect with other beauty lovers, get helpful advice and share your passion!

If you’re sleeping in your makeup, it’s just like you’re sleeping in the streets. Makeup and even sunscreen can be a magnet to pollution. Think about everything you encounter on a daily basis: car exhaust, smoke, dust, etc. Then, add to the fact, it’s stuck on your face. Once you go to bed, it’s now on your pillow case and mixed with your shedded dead skin cells. It’s like they’re having a little dirty party on your face while you’re asleep unless you use a makeup remover wipe, facial cleanser, cleansing oil or micellar cleansing water. Due to my skin, I opted for makeup remover wipes for sensitive skin. I breakout easily and love makeup.

Yes, we’ve all done it before and maybe haven’t experienced many issues; BUT, over time, we’re doing more damage than good. Now that I know, I sleep with two things on my nightstand. Yes, I’ve had those long nights before but I vowed to never sleep in makeup again. The two things that I always have in arm’s reach: micellar cleansing water and moisturizer or makeup remover wipes and moisturizer.

Literally, most days when I’m feeling exhausted, drained or simply partied too much, I’m cleansing my face while undressing. Sometimes, I flop in the bed and then remove my makeup but I guarantee my makeup is removed before zzzzs. Then I apply my moisturizer. Removing dead skin, bacteria and dirt help to give you a nice natural glow.

Of course, I never had a strict regimen. Occasionally, I’d pick up some wipes or some makeup removing product from the drugstore. Usually this would happen if it was near checkout or during one of my beauty binges. I never formed a habit because I felt like I was just spending money to spend money. Nothing really worked or if it did, it didn’t last.

Some things just dried out too fast. I figured I’d save my money and just wash my face at night. Well, we all know how that goes. Zzzzs…

Until I found these makeup remover wipes.

Best Makeup Remover Wipes for Sensitive Skin

I decided that it really wasn’t worth it any more. I’d always have a pimple or two within two days of sleeping in my makeup. By now, we should all know sleeping in makeup is bad for your skin. Even if you don’t have an immediate break out, it risks bacteria being trapped in your pores. It prevents your skin from “breathing” overnight and it can also cause your skin to age prematurely which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Oh, there’s also the bacteria that either irritates your skin or possibly even causes an eye infection. Of course, these are just the possibilities.

Some people are able to get away with it (at least for now) but why risk it? Especially when you have tools now that let’s you cleanse your face while you’re still in bed. This is why I had to try out what I’m calling the best makeup remover wipes for sensitive skin.

Check out my review here:

Yes, I’m actually going to show you how it removes my makeup.

My initial expectations:

Honestly, I used several makeup remover wipes before including the most popular ones. My issues were some wipes dried out almost as soon as I opened them. Or some wipes literally burned once I went over my eye area. There was one time I blinked so hard, I thought my eyes would burn out of my skull!

My experience with these wipes:

When receiving these, I didn’t think they’d burn but I did believe they’d dry out fast. As you see in the video, one pack lasted over six weeks and they never dried out! In my opinion, that was the best part. I’ve gone through way too many wipes that dried out. I used to actually wet them with water. Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

The moisture in the wipe made it so easy to wipe off my entire face. I was wearing everything except eyeshadow. Since then, of course, I’ve used it to remove eyeshadow. I’m so surprised that even after wiping off my entire face, it’s still moist! And get this, I only have to use one wipe!

With that being said, I recommend having these on hand even if you aren’t wearing makeup. I recently broke out because I was working out and not cleansing my face immediately afterwards. I got into the habit of carrying micellar water but wipes may be more convenient for others, especially if you’re traveling. It’s a definite must-have.

Name of the best makeup remover wipes for sensitive skin:

What is the actual name? mark. By Avon Make It Go Away Makeup Removing Towelettes. You can view them online here. Register online here to receive a discount on your order.

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My First Ever Gold Peel Off Mask!


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My experience with the new gold peel-off mask:

Let me begin by saying I’ve never used a facial peel or mask before. After looking at those tragedies with the black masks and people almost taking their faces off, I decided against it 😂😂😂

I’d happily use my current skin care products that have changed my skin completely! Before, my skin was dull and lacked character. It was just like “blah.” Now, it’s brighter and my blemishes are almost all gone. How could I be any happier?

Then, Avon announced the new Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask. To be fair, Avon does offer other masks. I actually have the Beauty Boost Face Masks Set that I’ve been putting off trying for the last couple of months. Yet, when I saw the new gold peel-off mask, I had to try it! It’s GOLD! The gold screamed my name.

I placed my order on Monday and it arrived Thursday.

Peel off face mask
Anew Ultimate Gold Peel Off Mask

Note: at the time of this review, the mask is not available to the public. It will be available online beginning April 18, 2018. You can register for a discount on your order on any products using my coupon code. Click here to register online.

When it’s available, you can purchase it online here.

Product Description:

Look radiant after using the luxurious gold mask. Infused with a youth-boosting complex of vitamin B3 and botanical extracts, the peel-off mask helps skin look smoother, brighter and more luminous than ever.

 

Benefits of the Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask:

• Makes the appearance of skin look lifted and tightened
• Leaves skin feeling hydrated
• Reduces the appearance of age spots
• Enhances skin clarity
• Visibly improves skin imperfections

 

How to Use the Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask:

Apply a thin, even layer on cleansed skin. Leave on until dry. Gently peel off. Rinse with warm water. Use 1-2 times a week.

How Did I Use the Mask:

  1. Cleansed face with Refining Daily Scrub ( I was a little nervous about this as I didn’t want to remove too much of my natural oils or irritate my skin)
  2. Used paper towel to remove excess water from face
  3. Poured the mask in my hand
  4. Applied the mask directly to my face with fingers
  5. Waited 3-5 minutes to peel off
  6. Went over face with retexturizing peel. It’s been a while since I’ve used these but figured it would help remove the slight residue from the mask
  7. Applied moisturizer

Note: the instructions on the mask call for you to rinse with water. This is very possible because my face did not feel weighed down or sticky. It just had the residue of film in some areas where I peeled it off but still felt clean. Kinda looked like when you use Elmer’s glue on your hands. Don’t ask how I know that lol

What is the consistency of the mask:

The mask feels like honey. Think of the thickness without the stickiness. I felt as though I had better control over applying it a little heavier even though the instructions say use a thin layer. That could also be because it dried fairly quickly. Most masks dry in about 10-20 minutes.

 

My initial review:

 At this time, I feel as though it’s too early to do a full review as I’ve only used it once. Some of the benefits that it promises usually take time to show. We’ll revisit in a month or so of continued use.

I’ll begin by saying I’m very happy and surprised that my skin isn’t irritated by the scrub, mask and retexturing peels. I can’t believe I used them all in one day 🤦🏽‍♀️. Moving forward, I’ll use my micellar cleansing water first or a gel cleanser so it’s more gentle on my face. Just a precaution.

Once I applied the mask, I was nervous. Moment of honesty here, I have facial hair that I haven’t removed it. I knew the mask would be gentle and I wouldn’t need to yank my face off BUT I thought about the hair. Think of when you’re ripping a band-aid off your arm. Ouch!

To my surprise, it didn’t hurt at all. I didn’t see any hair in the mask either lol

Initially, I felt the tightening of the mask and my skin felt hydrated. It’s about 2.5 hours after the peel and my skin still feels the same. I have combo/oily skin and the oil has yet to show it’s ugly little head; though, this may be my moisturizer working.

One thing is for sure: I know this is bad but I can’t stop touching my face. It feels softer and smoother.

My little plunder:

I accidentally placed the mask on some of my bottom lashes on both eyes 🤦🏽‍♀️ . Sounds crazy but I actually decided to keep it there versus immediately rubbing it. I didn’t want to smear it, make it spread and get into my eye. Also, I didn’t want to rub off the peel that was already drying on my cheek.

I peeled it all off at once and it didn’t even hurt when I removed it from my lashes. (Don’t try that at home.)

Final Verdict:

I recommend this to anyone who loves skin care and masks. It’s a definite must try; though I believe some of the benefits take time, I do love how soft, smooth and fresh my face looks and feels. To receive notification of when it’s available, click here.

EDIT (after second application):

You’ve read my initial review and since then, I’ve used it a second time — on April 15, 2018. A little over a week after the first time.

Here’s how I used it:
  1. Cleaned face with Anew Clean Micellar Cleansing Water
  2. Let face dry completely
  3. Applied Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-off Mask directly to face with hands
  4. Peeled off mask after 20 minutes
  5. Cleaned face with a damp papertowel
  6. Applied nutraeffects Balance Night cream (moisturizer)

My observation: I noticed when applying to a dry face, it was easier for me to apply it. It still felt as though I was applying a thick cream or honey but it didn’t take much effort to easily spread the mask.

I left the mask on longer this time. I felt like I put too much on my forehead so it took longer to dry. The longer the mask stayed on, the tighter my face felt. Who would’ve thought, right?

Once I removed the mask, my skin still felt tight. I couldn’t really do too much assessment as we were rushing out to see Rampage — I actually like the movie.

When we made it inside the movie theater, my mother-in-law couldn’t figure out what changed. She looked at me, kept smiling, studied my face and then said I was glowing. She was really trying to figure out what I’d done differently. She even asked if I had makeup on — I was completely bare face!

I honestly have to give the glowing face credit to the Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask. Why? My mother-in-law has been seeing me at least 2-3 times per week without any makeup. She knows what my face looks like. Though I didn’t really have time to study my face, she noticed it instantly. It was the first thing she said!

Verdict: I will continue to use the mask. Though the instructions say up to twice per week. I intend to use every Sunday.