20 April 2013

Mary Kay~ A brand worth trying!

Hey Dolls!

A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity to try several cosmetics from the Mary Kay line.  I must be honest and say I have never purchased Mary Kay cosmetics before.  But after trying these products I can confidently say I have been missing out on some hidden gems!

Crystal Reilly, Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay sent me a beautifully pink wrapped box full of lovely cosmetics!  The pretty pink wrapping paper put a smile on my face!  I'm a huge fan of anything pink and I just love attention to detail when it comes to packaging.
  Products I received:

  • Mary Kay Special Edition Beauty that counts Compact Mini
  • Mary Kay Mineral eye color in Splendid Filligree
  • Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color: Precious Pink, Truffle, Chocolate Kiss, Espresso, Sweet Plum, Granite, Moonstone, and Cinnabar
  • Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay Mineral Highlighting Powder in Pink Stardust/La Vie En Rose
  • Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Gloss: Pink Luster, Beach Bronze, Fancy Nancy, Berry Tart, Red Passion, and Icicle
  • Mary Kay Makeup Finish Spray by Skindinavia

Here is a little bit of history about Mary Kay:
Growing up, Mary Kay did more than embrace this empowering, can-do spirit – she lived it. When faced with new and daunting tasks in caring for her father, she would call her mother for guidance. Along with the guidance, her mother encouraged her by saying, "You can do it, Mary Kay. You can do it." As an adult, Mary Kay would pass this spirit on through a remarkable company that would inspire millions of women for generations to come.   
That company story didn’t begin until Mary Kay Ash faced a situation all too familiar to women in the early '60s. After 25 years in the direct-selling business, Mary Kay Ash resigned a position as a national training director when yet another man she had trained was promoted above her – at twice her salary. Her response was visionary. At first, she started writing a book that would help women gain the opportunities she had been denied.  Sitting at her kitchen table, Mary Kay made two lists on a yellow legal pad. One list contained the good things she had seen in companies. The other featured things she thought could be improved. When she reviewed the lists, she realized she had created a marketing plan for a dream company.
So, in 1963, she put her plan into action. With her past experience, the plan and $5,000 in savings, Mary Kay Ash enlisted the help of her 20-year-old son, Richard, and created Beauty by Mary Kay. It was a first – a company dedicated to making life more beautiful for women. It was founded not on the competitive rule, but on the Golden Rule, on praising people to success and on the principle of placing faith first, family second and career third. It was a company – as Mary Kay Ash would
say – "with heart."   
With steadfast commitment to these principles and her tremendous determination, dedication and hard work, Mary Kay nurtured her dream from a small direct sales company to one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the United States. Fortune magazine recognized the company as one of The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America and also named Mary Kay Inc. one of the 10 best companies for women.
Today, Mary Kay’s initial goal – providing women an unlimited opportunity for personal and financial success – still drives the Company to even greater heights. The vision, the courage and the unwavering spirit of Mary Kay Ash continue to help women achieve their potential and bring their dreams to life. With 1.8 million Independent Beauty Consultants in more than 30 markets worldwide, the Company continues to be one of the greatest success stories in business. And through it, the legacy of
Mary Kay Ash continues to inspire, enrich and empower women around the globe to believe that they can do great things.
Mary Kay has been the #1 selling brand of skin care and color cosmetics for the last 16 consecutive years.  They are also the top brand in customer loyalty.  Mary Kay has a 100% satisfaction guarantee and each person has their own personal Consultant for that one on one personal touch!!  I absolutely love that!  :)  Mary Kay has their starter kit on sale right now for $75 plus shipping and handling.  This ends on April 30, 2013.  This is such a great deal for someone looking to add extra income, and meet new people.

If you're on the fence about Mary Kay products I highly recommend you give them a try.  I'm so very pleased with this assortment of Mary Kay products I received! Everything was nice, but the finishing spray is amazing.  I love it!   And I adore all the lip glosses!  They are so moisturizing, which I love in a lip gloss.

For more information on all these lovely products you can visit Crystal Reilly's website here.  She will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have on the products.

Have you tried Mary Kay products?  I would love to hear what you think of them!

*These products were courtesy of Mary Kay, however all opinions are my own.


  1. Yes, the colors are super pretty! :)

  2. I haven't used Mary Kay in so long. Looks like a lot has changed with it since. The new packaging looks so sleek and elegant. I remember loving a few of their products last time I used them like the Timewise Skincare line. I like their eyeshadows too. The colors you have are so pretty. :)

    Thank you so much for following my blog. I followed you back too. Take care. Hope your weekend was amazing. :)

    1. Thanks Jannie, The products packaging really is nice! I was impressed with all of it. The lip glosses feels so good on the lips. Super moisturizing! I need to try the skin care next.
      Keep in touch hun!

      xx, Gina

  3. I love Mary Kay Mascara! this is a great review!! love your blog :) xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

    1. Thanks hun! I know I love the mascara as well. Let's follow each other!

      xx, Gina


  4. Hi Gina! (:
    I'm a Mary Kay consultant from Germany, I really, really like the products!
    I love your blog, so informative (: Followed!

  5. love your blog! I wanna have all the makeup so addicted;$

    SHall we follow>let me know XSE

  6. Hi Gina!
    Just headed over to see the magic KV worked on your blog! Nice job!

    Have a lovely day - from java junkie to java junkie :)

    xo Martie

  7. Found you via KV, and I love this post! I just signed on to be a Mary Kay consultant this week, so seeing how much someone who has never used it before likes it so much is so awesome!
    Have a great weekend!

  8. I love the marykay oil free makeup remover!