When I hear the words Mary Kay my mind immediately goes back to eighth grade, sitting at my best friend’s kitchen table with my hair clipped back from my face listening to this very nice lady instructing me to cleanse my face with upwards, outward strokes. That day my friend Lori and I were taught all there was to know about skin care and applying cosmetics by a friend of her Mom’s who was a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.
A lot has changed since then, I no longer adore bubble bum pink lip gloss nor would I have imagined myself sitting at a kitchen table being instructed on skin care, actually I have to admit to thinking the folks who did that are crazy. No way would people see me without my “face” on.
Funny how things change. Obviously my need to check out the awesome products my friends had been using outweighed my vanity because this week at my kitchen table my friend and I were introduced to Mary Kay products.
What’s that you say oh loyal bloggy peeps?
Where’s the pic?
Nasty people..nasty.
 You didn’t really think I’d post that pic did you?
Please allow me to introduce you to the Independent Beauty Consultant who was instructing us, this is Jennie Hilts.
Jennie Hilts is a 34 year old single mom of two children who fell in love with Mary Kay products 15 years ago and took the step to becoming an Independent Beauty Consultant in 2006. Jennie also happens to be a friend of mine who always looks beautiful with her never-ending eyelashes spurring me to continue using mascara.
Q: Why use Mary Kay products rather than similar products from department stores? 
A: Mary Kay is actually based upon skin care, not just cosmetics. My job is to teach proper skin care and help design a program that meets individual life styles and needs. We have only one face for our entire  life so we need to take care of it. We spend hundreds of dollars on our hair and clothing but people don’t spend enough time taking care of their skin.
Through teaching in a private setting people are able to feel confident repeating the process on their own. Mary Kay offers one of the only complete daily age fighting skincare systems that can be customized by skin type. The products in other skin care regimes in the market place may not be designed to work together to deliver the best results as Mary Kay’s is.
Q: What about Mary Kay cosmetics, how do they compare?
A: Our colour cosmetics line is the “icing on the cake” and used to amplify a woman’s natural beauty. We offer a wide variety of mineral based cosmetic products, largest variety of foundation formulas and shades, men’s skin care, spa & body care, fragrances for men and women and sun care.
Q: What if I purchase Mary Kay products and decide I don’t like them?
Mary Kay stands behind it’s products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, if for any reason a customer isn’t satisfied with the product it will be replaced, exchanged or full purchase refund.
Q: What makes women want to become a consultant?
  • They become members of the Direct Sellers Association which has a code of ethics and rules that Mary Kay upholds.
  • Direct selling allows women to sell products/services directly to customers away from traditional retail locations.
  • Mary Kay has the highest % income on products in any direct selling company
  • Each consultant decides on her own income level and is able to purchase product at wholesale pricing
  • free training – owning her own business with support.
Q: Can you give any tips?
A: Here are 5 fast facts:
  •  There are 5 essential steps for great skin care: cleanse, exfoliate, freshen, moisturize, protect.
  • Every time you go to bed without removing your makeup it ages your skin 17 days.
  • Correct foundation shade should literally disappear into the skin and blend with the skin tone on your neck.
  • Alcohol based lip balms/chap sticks are actually drying your lips out which creates a need for continuous application.
  • Mary Kay was recently featured in the Spring issue of The Kit.
I used the Time Wise line of skin care products including:
TimeWise® 3 in 1 Cleanser
TimeWise® Firming Eye Cream TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer
TimeWise® Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25
Satin Lips® Lip Balm
TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set
It was a miracle, I’m not certain which of these products achieved the baby’s butt feeling of my skin but I loved it!!. These products work so well together to achieve this light, clean feeling. My skin felt wonderful and I would recommend the products to everyone.
If you are interested in hosting a Mary Kay skin care/beauty event, purchasing product or becoming an Independent Beauty Consultant please contact Jennie and she will happily help you.
You can reach Jennie Hilts in the following ways:
Email: jnhilts@telus.blackberry.net
Website: www.MaryKay.ca/jhilts
Facebook: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Twitter: Partangel5
Jennie was kind enough to provide me with some products to GIVEAWAY here!!!!
Up for grabs are:
Mary Kay®Satin Lips® Lip Balm
Mary Kay® NouriShine® Lip Gloss
Mary Kay® Satin Hands® Hand Cream – Peach
How to Enter:
Please leave a comment telling me that you’ve entered in the following ways INDIVIDUALLY. i.e. if you’ve performed all 5 tasks please leave me 5 comments telling me so that each one is an Entry for you.
Mandatory entry: comment here what you think of when you hear “Mary Kay”
2nd Entry: Follow Jennie on Twitter: Partangel5
3rd Entry: Like my Facebook Page: SoberJulieDoingLife
4th Entry: Follow me on Twitter: SoberJulie
5th Entry: Subscribe to Sober Julie Doing Life via the Feedburner reader of your choice and/or Google Friend Connect.
6th Entry: Send a Tweet which says “I just entered @soberjulie ‘s Makeup @Giveaway, enter today @soberjulie http://www.juliedoinglife.blogspot.com/ “
 This open to USA & CANADA ONLY. The giveaway will close on Saturday, April 23 at 11:59pm (EST). Winners will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email {make sure you leave your email address in your entries}. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.The contest is now CLOSED, congrats to Shash and thanks to everyone who entered.


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38 Responses

  1. When I hear Mary Kay, my mind goes back to when I was a kid and my Mom sold it in its big pink cases and tubes. It reminded me of a painter's kit. :)

  2. I triple puffy heart Mary kay. It's the only skincare & make up I use. My mother sells the stuff so I lucked out and she gives me her discount. Did you get to try their mineral powder? It's Uh-Mazing!!

  3. Not that Mary Kay is shit. I just read the comment and thought "oh that sounds bad"…I meant I don't tweet worth a crap. It's too time consuming.P.S. Sorry

  4. yikes…it seems many of us are sticking our foot in our mouths today. Blame it on Mercury retrograde. Here is mine…so after I post on my blog today I decide to catch up the blogs I am following. I just want to ask you to pleeease not take offense, it is just my experience with people offering "freebies"…sorry, my bad. I feel like such a tool. :(

  5. when i think of mary kay I think of my grade 1 teacher who was a consultant and came to my house to do a demonstration but my mom made me go to bed so she left me a gift bag on the doorknob of my bedroom with a bunch of make up samples in it for when I woke up.

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