Kory has been selling Mary Kay for just under 5 years. She says she is married to her best friend, Chris, and she is expecting her first child due March 5th! They have picked the name Lilia for their baby – isn’t that pretty 🙂
She started selling Mary Kay because her husband and she were working full time and still only meeting the bills. She said her sister in law already sold and she was already a customer so she decided to look into it.
After hearing that MK consultants make 50% of what they sell, that the company is based on the Golden Rule and the priorities of faith first, family second, and career third, that the commisions come directly from Mary Kay’s profits and not your team members, that they backed all of their products with a 100% satisfaction guaruntee where the company itself and not the consultant replaces the product, and that it was just $100 to start, I was sold.
She said her biggest challenge was convincing people that she wanted them to be 100% happy with their skin, products, and the time they spend on it. She pointed out that most people feel bad to bring up an issue, but she wants to work with them so she can find what really works. A satisfaction guarantee only works if the customer is willing to talk with the consultant! She found that as she builds relationships it is easier for customers to bring up issues of skincare and how to do their makeup for a big event.
I learned that Mary Kay has a program called Pink doing Green (recyclable packaging, boxes, and packing peanuts) and they have their own Mary Ash Charitable Foundation (works to help end domestic violence and research cancer).
Their operating costs are less than 3% so more than 97% of the money they raise/recieve directly benefits those projects. For all of these reasons, and because of the income I am able to generate for my family, I am proud to be a ‘Mary Kay lady’.
Be sure to check out the Virtual Makeover section on her website! You can upload your own picture or use a models picture. It is pretty fun 🙂
Kory has generously offered to give a Timewise Miracle Set to a lucky reader! You will need to choose between combo/oily or normal/dry skin. If you do not know which one you are I am sure Kory can help you out! This set looks amazing!
- To be entered in this giveaway you need to leave a comment saying what your favorite Mary Kay product is!
For extra entries:
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- Blog about this giveaway – leave the link in your comment
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- Email me a Thrifty Tip and leave a comment saying you emailed
- Sign up for a WAHM Wednesday spot of your own or recommend a person who signs up!
That means you can get up to 6 entries! You must do the first entry or you will be disqualified. You can do any or all of the extra entry requirements 🙂
I will use random.org to choose a random number on the evening of Feb 24th. The person who made that numbered comment will win! The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information. If you leave an email address then I will email you 🙂