This is My Why

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Depression and anxiety have kept me back from doing many things in life, particularly in the relationship and connecting department. So about eight years ago I decided to combat my depression cycles by selling a certain makeup line. There were great incentives and it seemed like a fun group of ladies. In reality, I was hoping for a community to offer support during my depression spells. I also wanted to be a part of something larger than myself while doing something I loved to do: teach and paint faces.  However, I quickly discovered that I didn’t really like the products, and that my “dark episodes” prevented me from consistently connecting with others.

So I dropped out and never looked back, determined that direct sale companies were not for me.

Fast forward ten years later, and here I am newly enrolled in two different direct sales companies. One is doTERRA essential oils, and the other is a newer makeup company called Maskcara Beauty

So what is the difference between now and ten years ago?

I have a clearer version of my “Why”. If you have ever been involved with any direct sales company, you have probably heard the phrase, “What is your Why?” In other words, why this company? What do you want your hard work to do for you?

Ten years ago, my “Why” was just a simple answer to lack of socialization on my part, and an interesting way to make a side income. I had no idea how much hard work went into making a direct sales job run well and make you cash, especially while dealing with crippling anxiety and depression. So when I started feeling the pressure of achieving sales goals and figuring out that I didn’t really like the product, it was an easy decision to back out. I didn’t believe in my “Why”. This time however, I have found two companies that I can relate to whole-heartedly.

Why doTERRA?

I have been an essential oils user for years. I also love the safe practices and concerns doTERRA has for its therapeutic grade products, and how they source them. Another benefit of doTERRA is that they give charitably through their own nonprofit, the Healing Hands Foundation.

I have always been interested in naturopathic medicine, and healing our minds and bodies through God-given nature and resources.

Essential oils completely suit those needs, and I have a great community of people who feel the same way. So, when my neighbor and friend did a giveaway for a membership, I entered and won! I made the decision to become an advocate for these amazing therapeutic oils.

The second direct sales company I signed up for is Maskcara Beauty. Maskcara Beauty is a relatively new company, and a different friend introduced me to the products about a year ago. Because I am a makeup artist professionally, I made sure to test the products for about a year before signing up.

It is a huge blessing to love a makeup product I can directly sell to my clients if they love them too.

I am often asked what I am using and where to get it, so this was an all too easy choice. Maskcara beauty also has a non-profit called 3D Foundation, which educates families about foster care.

I am so happy to represent two amazing direct sales companies that check all of the boxes I am looking for in a side job. They are both philanthropically minded, cruelty-free, and they are products that I want to use daily, whether I sell them or not.

Do either or both of these companies sound like a match for you? Are you looking for a great community of people that share your interests? Email me at or visit the links below to get more information. I would love to have you on my team(s) and support one another. I can’t wait to meet you!

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