Mary Kay

Thursday, March 17, 2011

An appropriate subtitle for this post might be, "I've Totally Shocked Myself," or, "Has Hell Frozen Over?" or, "You Must Be Kidding Me. You Must."

Ok, ok, I'll quit with the theatrics. The story is that tonight I went to a Mary Kay party with my sister, Julie. She sells Mary Kay. I now sell Mary Kay. Say what? {If you know me, you're totally shocked. Or at least mildly surprised, srsly.}













Let's back up. I currently use Mary Kay's skin care line; most of my makeup at this point is Clinique, which I used to use religiously. I felt like my skin had kind of stopped responding to Clinique's face wash, etc., so when Julie started selling MK, I thought I would give it a try and help her start her business. That's what sisters do, right? So I did.

Okay, that's not exactly true. She gave me my first MK products for Christmas. :) I've been using Mary Kay's Timewise Miracle set since then, and I love it. I also purchased the eye revitalizer and firming eye cream, both of which I like. And I enjoy playing with Julie's makeup when we're in WV together, although I've yet to order anything makeup-wise {um, I guess that's about to change!}. So I have at least half of the requirements to be a consultant: I do enjoy the products. But I really, really lack the other half. And by that, I mean this: I hate sales clubs, and I hate parties. I've mentioned this before. In fact, I'll just copy & paste what I said back then:

"I'm not a huge fan of any kind of 'sales clubs' that generally involve having parties and inviting people who can't always afford what you're selling but feel obligated to buy something (and obligated to come in general). Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Lia Sophia, Longaberger, Scentsy, it doesn't really matter what it is -- I almost never go to those kinds of parties when I'm invited."

I really don't. I never go! But I went with Julie tonight, because I wanted to spend time with her. And I didn't really have anything else to do. {BUT it was three hours long, and we had no idea it would be more than an hour and a half. And while my mom would've loved the music, it was a little too 80s-rock for me. And did I mention that it was three hours long? Yikes!}

Anyway. I signed up to sell MK because I was going to buy more MK skincare products anyway. And because I want to get future products for less than full cost. You know how I love a good deal. :) I don't really plan on having parties or giving huge MK sales pitches. But if you want to order from me, I'll give you a discount. :) Sounds fun, right?

Me, a Mary Kay consultant. I don't even believe it myself....

6 comments:

sandy said...

What kinda discount? You know I love a discount!

katygirl said...

you make me laugh.

Kelly Irene said...

I did this for two years with Arbonne. I quit liking their products or I will still be a "sales rep" (to myself!). I want some body wash but am not willing to pay their full price, so if you need to fill an order, let me know!

Kari said...

I have never been a fan of MK...MINUS their amazing mascara. :)

Beth said...

Kari, that's funny, because I'm totally not sold on their mascara! :)

alicia said...

THUMP.

that was me falling over.

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