98 and Counting!

I started this whole crazy Jamberry business just a year ago.  I NEVER thought I’d host a party, build a team, or really, do anything other than use the discount to buy Jams for my kiddo.  Which is one of the reasons I didn’t come up with a “serious” team name – I never DREAMED my little team of like-minded women would be at this level!

98And now Team Sparklepants is at 98 Team Members… And Counting! 

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about buying Jamberry products at a discounted rate, earning a little bit of extra spending money, or even paying your mortgage, give me a shout.  I’d LOVE to have you join our team of motivated, kind, hilarious, and driven women.  I joined for the discount and just to have a social outlet.  I’ve stayed because of the amazing success I know is possible, the fun, and the family atmosphere that my team has.  If you’ve ever felt like you needed a fresh new project, THIS is it!!

Lessons Learned from JamCon – (a.k.a. Girls’ Week Away!)

I spent a huge part of last week at the Jamberry International Conference at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.  I went with my sister-in-law, a handful of gals from our immediate team, and 5000 of my closest Jam Friends.  Here’s what I’m taking from the experience!

  • The Gaylord Texan is ENORMOUS.  It’s quite possibly the size of my hometown when I was a kid.  There was a RIVERWALK.  With a “real” river.  (Ahem – man-made.)  The picture below?  It doesn’t even show the gargantuan glass atrium, complete with bell tower, the water park, or a huge portion of the convention center.   You can work off your margarita(s) just by trying to find your room.  And that water park?  You have to take a SHUTTLE to get to it because the property is so big.
  • Gaylord Texan
    The Gaylord Texan Pic: http://www.marriott.com

    wA good lazy river is better than therapy.  We showed up after an insanely early flight out of Chicago (hat tip: United Airlines!).  I was coming off of a few manic days with my kiddos, who were beyond excited that their grandparents were watching them while I was gone and my husband was at work.  Candy-store levels of excitement.  Which means I was certifiable levels of crazy.

    But that lazy river… We stopped for lunch (nachos – see below) and immediately made our way over there.  Via hotel shuttle, because TEXAS!! After hanging on the inner tube for a few trips around, I became a normal person again.  Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my little babies to the moon and back.  And I was expecting to feel guilt-beyond-measure about being away.  The lazy river solved that one.  (Until my sis saw a couple of cute redheads that reminded her of her boys she left home, at which point we jumped back in the tubes and did our water therapy a little longer.

    Pro Tip:  If you go, there are some MAJOR jets and waterfalls going on at this attraction.  So keep your wits about you.  You’ve been warned.

Lazy River
The Gaylord Texan Lazy River Pic: http://www.Marriott.com
  • You can in fact laugh until your core muscles refuse to hold your body upright.  Hot Jam – you can take the girls to a professional event, but you can’t make them act like grown-ups.
  • Our CEO is a pretty awesome person to be leading a company filled with moms.  Most people familiar with Jamberry know that it was founded by three sisters who wanted an at-home option for no-chip manicures.  Some people even know that the husband of one of the sisters, Adam Hepworth,  is our CEO.  I had heard him speak several times via leader calls and YouTube videos on our dashboard, so I knew he came across as a very likeable and approachable person.  He and his wife have a newborn little boy, who made the trip from Utah to Dallas with them for conference.

    At one of the meetings on leadership, he was scheduled to give our presentation.  But… his wife was exhausted and occupied and the baby was asleep in his stroller.  So he did what any dad would do: He walked that kid back and forth in the stroller to keep him from waking up.  You know the drill.  Except he did it while addressing the leaders of the organization, many of whom happen to be moms.

    Check it out:

    (Photo Courtesy of S. Normand)
    (Photo Courtesy of S. Normand)
  • NACHOS.  Seriously.  If you ever go to the Gaylord, go to the Riverwalk Cantina and get the Nachos.  Wear your eating pants.  You can easily feed a couple of people with this plate of happiness.  Which is good, since the plate of happiness is kind of spendy.
  • Five-thousand women in one room learning about new products?  The loudest experience of my life.

    Re-enactment:
    “GEL POLISH!” **SQUEE**
    “NEW LACQUER COLORS” **WOOOOOOOT**
    “CATALOG REVEAL”  **YOU CAN HAVE MY FIRST BORN**

  • My team of girls is inspiring, hilarious, and down-to-earth. I just wish my sis was in the picture – but she was busy being recognized at the EXECUTIVE dinner.  Holla!
  • PaJAMaPartyA 35th birthday should be spent dancing with your girlfriends.

    Birthday Selfie Suz and Meg

  • Or standing in line to ride a bull (I cannot express how thankful I am that the line was too long for it to actually happen.) Also – Peacock Jams!

    Suz at Denim Diamonds
    How this happened: “Hey! Let’s give Suz Jamberry Punch and challenge her to ride the mechanical bull!” – The most maniacal SIL in the world
  • Liquor licenses in Texas are either extremely lax or super easy to skirt around.

TX Liquor Laws are Interesting

Mostly, I learned that I can give over control to my hubs and everything will be perfect.  It reaffirmed that my sister-in-law is my best friend and I’m so happy to be doing this with her.  I learned that total strangers can become some really amazing friends.  And that a CEO will push a sleeping baby back-and-forth in a stroller while giving an important presentation.  Because Hell hath no fury like an awakened baby.

Jamberry Team Opportunity Event

My amazing team is having an opportunity event  – want to join the fun?

My team, the “Sparkle Sistas”, is having an opportunity event/sneak peek this week into our workings “behind the scenes.”

Op Event Be You Be BeautifulThis is an AMAZING time to check out the opportunity that Jamberry offers.  Just look at the timeline for your first few months:

  • August: Going, Going, Gone designs announced
  • September: A NEW CATALOG LAUNCH
    • The product release of the TruShine Gel Manicure System
    • Stylebox changes – stay tuned!
    • The “Celebration Box” – stay tuned!
  • November:
    • Black Friday – remember last year when Jamberry broke the internet??
  • December:
    • Holiday packages
    • New Year’s Eve manis to steal the show!

At the opportunity event, our team will go over all of your questions, let you know why we all joined and what’s in it for YOU, show you the support you’ll get, and help you kick your chipped polish to the curb while making some fab money to help your budget!

Interested?  Shoot me an e-mail at suzanna.mayhugh@gmail.com and I’ll get you added to the group!  This is THE best time of the year to take a look into what Jamberry can offer YOU.  It’s been an empowering and FUN challenge for me – I’d LOVE to be able to help someone else have the same amazing experience!

Identity With Jamberry

Want to Know What it’s Like – From the Inside?

My team is having a Sneak Peek next week!  If you’ve ever been interested in seeing what my team has for support, documents, perks, fun, and earnings, this is a great opportunity!

Sneak Peek Backstage Pass

Want to try it, but aren’t sure if you’d be getting in over your head?  Have you wondered if you have to start “from scratch”?  My sister-in-law, my good friend Kelly, and I will be running the Sneak Peek from Sunday, May 31st until Monday, June 1st.  Two days of info, games, and getting to know our team.  You’ll see the support we have from other teammates, the HUGE resource pools that we all share, and mostly – the relationships that we’ve formed as Jamberry consultants.  It’s been such a fun and motivating experience!

Want in on the fun??  Comment below or send me your email address to suzanna.mayhugh@gmail.com asking to be included!

65. 65! SIXTY-FIVE!!

When I first joined Jamberry, I swore that I was only in it for the discount and that I’d probably never actually host a party.  Then I saw that the wraps *actually worked* as much as the hype and thought, “Okay – I’ll share this with a couple of friends.”  Then those couple of friends saw that the wraps *actually worked* as much as the hype (sensing a theme?) and joined up as well.

In October, I had an fun crew of three girls on my team – my cousin, my BFF, and a close family friend.  And I thought I was a TYCOON.  For the first time in a looooong time, I was helping to lead a team of people and I felt like a true grown-up again!

65 Team Members

But this month, just eight months into this crazy gig, my team is sitting at SIXTY-FIVE women and men, and I LOVE it!  It’s so fun to see these people taking on a new role, sharing something fun that they believe in, and just supporting one another on a daily basis.  So whatever coffee, tea, or OJ you’re drinking this morning, raise a glass and help me celebrate!

Sneak Peek into Being Behind-the-Scenes as a Jamberry Consultant!

It’s no secret that I LOOOOOVE being a Jamberry independent consultant.  But here’s your chance to give it a try BEFORE you officially join and go behind-the-scenes as a Jamberry Consultant!  My team is having a “Sneak Peek” on Facebook for our group team page this coming Monday and Tuesday (March 30th and 31st) – if you’re interested, I’d love to share the chance with you!!  At the end of the Peek, if you’re not interested, we just say “goodbye” and go about our merry ways.  If you’ve joined up, you’ll be a part of one of the best teams in JamHistory!  (If I say so myself….)

Sneak Peek- March

For our Sneak Peek, we add you to our group page for those two days.  We answer questions, give away prizes, provide info and show you how the team works together to give everyone the best start possible as a consultant.  Also – you learn all about getting these Jams at a discount – and getting paid to have pretty nails! 

Jamberry has been absolutely transformative for me.  I’ve reclaimed my identity as a professional, not *just* as a mom; I’m earning enough monthly to help pay for my kiddos to go to the local Montessori school, a dream of ours; and I get to see the same amazing transformations every day with my teammates.  The “side effects” of being a part of Jamberry have been both numerous and priceless!

Up for a Sneak Peek?  Send me an e-mail or comment below!   I would LOVE to share the opportunities that I’ve had since joining in August!