That Time I Forgave Mary Kay

August 12, 2013

The history behind me and Mary Kay is something that could turn into a really long story. I’ll try to keep it as short as possible while keeping all the good stuff in there…

Growing up, for me Mary Kay was my grandmother. Her entire bathroom counter was covered in lipsticks from Mary Kay. I always wanted to play with the little pink tubes and I just thought they were the coolest thing in the world.

Once I got to college, a good friend of mine became a Mary Kay consultant and hosted a party at the home of another good friend of ours. We had our mini-facials and makeup done and I thought it was just so neat. So much so that when the “recruiter” asked if I might be interested in joining Mary Kay for myself, I hopped right on it. Well, a few days later I had second thoughts and backed out. That’s when it all began.

The recruiter wouldn’t stop calling me. I would have random Mary Kay consultants come up to me in Target and ask if I wanted to model for them or host a party. Everywhere I looked, I was being followed (or it seemed like it) by pink Cadillacs!

When Lynn emailed me a few months ago to ask if I wanted to try some Mary Kay products, my first reaction was RUUUUUN! But, after thinking it over, I decided that I was going to give it a try. And boy, am I glad that I did!

The first thing I did was use the Timewise Microdermabrasion, Eye Cream, and Moisturizers. Right now, I don’t use anything on my face on a daily basis other than Neutrogena Make-up Remover Wipes and I can tell you that I felt a huge difference after I was done. My skin was so soft!

I couldn’t wait to try on the makeup that she sent me. I know that Mary Kay products are great quality but I was so impressed with everything. I even forgot to take it off the night before and most of the product was still on! I have such a hard time with products fading during the day but I loved how long it stayed on. The step-by-step instructions really helped too, since I’m awful at putting on makeup!

My favorite product? The primer, under-eye concealer, and lipstick.

Before, Foundation, Full Makeup

So, Mary Kay, let’s put our differences behind us and move on. I think it’s going to be a wonderful friendship.

*I was not compensated for this post. I was provided these products for review by a Mary Kay Representative and all opinions are my own.*

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