Who here works for Mary Kay?

ToyGurl ToyGurl
Anyone else a consultant/director/et c? No one needs to say names. I just thought it would be interesting to know.

*Consultant my bad. Apparently I cannot spell.
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No
40
Cosultant
2
Star Consultant
Sales Director
I'd Rather Not Say
Other
3
Total votes: 47 (45 voters)
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09/06/2011
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emiliaa emiliaa
Nope, Little Caesars and Zaxby's...LOL (Fast food, totally unrelated)
09/06/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by emiliaa
Nope, Little Caesars and Zaxby's...LOL (Fast food, totally unrelated)
Lmao! It's all good. I love Little Caesar's. Almost worked there myself actually.
09/07/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
What's Mary Kay?
09/07/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
I was a sales rep for a company similar to Mary Kay! It's been a few years back, but it was fun while it lasted. It simply did not pay enough. I ended up spending most of my pay check delivering my customers their items. It's not as easy as most people think and the pay was absolutely not worth it.
09/07/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
Anyone else a consultant/director/et c? No one needs to say names. I just thought it would be interesting to know.

*Consultant my bad. Apparently I cannot spell.
Don't know anyone who does, but still see those PINK cars around. Someone must be selling the stuff.
09/07/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
What's Mary Kay?
Seriously? A pyramid company where you sell makeup and then get others to sell for you and you get part of their profit...etc. In that way you "climb the ladder" and those who sell a lot and recruit a lot, get PINK cars as "rewards". For real. It IS fairly decent stuff too.
09/07/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
Anyone else a consultant/director/et c? No one needs to say names. I just thought it would be interesting to know.

*Consultant my bad. Apparently I cannot spell.
cant say that i do
09/07/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I used to, but I simply couldn't make any money on it - I lost money on it in the end. You really do have to have a sales personality to work it.

Not just the pink cars, Bignuf. There was also diamond jewelry, paid vacations, etc. It's a saleswoman's perfect job.

I really do love the product, though. Very good quality and worth the expense. Although I miss their original Satin Hands and Body Buffing Cream.
09/07/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I started doing the consultant thing, but I never really went anywhere with it. My cousin and a few of my friends sell it, so I never have to worry about where I'm going to buy it from. I have admittedly way too much Mary Kay stuff that I'll probably never use, but I do think the products are worth the money. I don't think it's a pyramid scheme though, because while having consultants under you selling can help you, you're not dependent on it to make money.
09/07/2011
PassionQT PassionQT
I used to and then they changed their eyeshadows...I can't stand the new ones. I still like some of their skincare though. I miss the big pink refillable palettes.
09/07/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
No, but I did Avon for quite a while. It was actually quite profitable for me as everyone already had their own fav. Avon products so the stuff kind of sold itself, the commission was high, and it was steady and pretty reliable for part time sales money. Only problem was, I'm kind of a make-up...well, a make-up snob. I didn't use the stuff. And while the money was nice (I probably brought in $1000-1200/month) I didn't need it at the time (I miss that...) and I just burnt out on it.
09/07/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
What's Mary Kay?
A very large Makeup Industry! lol
09/07/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I started doing the consultant thing, but I never really went anywhere with it. My cousin and a few of my friends sell it, so I never have to worry about where I'm going to buy it from. I have admittedly way too much Mary Kay stuff that ... More
It's very had to get started, I know that much. My mother did it for years until I was about 16. She eventually stopped when the younger kids got into late elementary and middle school. I always wanted to start because I have the personality and I know how to do all the stuff (I was her Mary Kay party slave). So I started and although it was hard to kick off I finally got where I wanted to be.

I have personally always loved their products. I just never seem to use it all up because the portions are so big - but that's a good thing considering their prices are great.
09/07/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
My Mom used to work for Mary Kay years ago. I'm kind of interested in looking at some of their newer products
09/07/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by Waterfall
My Mom used to work for Mary Kay years ago. I'm kind of interested in looking at some of their newer products
They have TONS of new products. I hate saying it but they have flushed out the old and brought in the new. They still respect Mary Kay Ash, even though she died, but they have totally gotten rid of some of their best products that I really miss. They had some great fragrances and lip colors that are gone now. But like I said, there is some new stuff that is really awesome.
09/07/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
I used to, but I simply couldn't make any money on it - I lost money on it in the end. You really do have to have a sales personality to work it.

Not just the pink cars, Bignuf. There was also diamond jewelry, paid vacations, etc. It's ... More
It is. I love the benefits I get and I love the ability to work at home. The 90% buy back guarantee is also great to know. The company will give you 90% of what you originally purchased if you decide to say "hell with it" and want to opt out. so that's good.
09/07/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I've used Mary Kay products in the past, but I think most of the stuff I used and liked was discontinued. My mom used them back in the early 80s as well. They had this really cool peel off mask back then.

My mom and I used Avon too. I still think Avon has some great, inexpensive fragrances.
09/07/2011
married with children married with children
nope, but I love their pink cars.
09/08/2011
indiglo indiglo
I've never done it, but I've known a few women over the years who have done Mary Kay, Avon, or similar things. I feel like it is a wonderful idea, but not sure it would really work out for me... I worry I wouldn't make enough to make it worth my while. I didn't know about the 90% buy back thing though. I guess it's food for thought.

Have you seen your sales decrease with the economy the way it is?
09/08/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Seriously? A pyramid company where you sell makeup and then get others to sell for you and you get part of their profit...etc. In that way you "climb the ladder" and those who sell a lot and recruit a lot, get PINK cars as ... More
Indeed, I was quite serious! I'm guessing this is an US company - many such companies don't make the transition over the Atlantic to the UK. But thanks for the information.
09/08/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Errant Venture
Indeed, I was quite serious! I'm guessing this is an US company - many such companies don't make the transition over the Atlantic to the UK. But thanks for the information.
MK is international, but it's one of those niche markets - specifically aimed at women, and it's usually through 'someone you know'. The only reason I knew of it myself was because one of my coworkers had a mother involved with it. My coworker always had the most beautiful skin, too, so it was obvious the stuff worked.
09/08/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Nope, still haven't heard of it, Chili, and I know a good few women who participate in this sort of thing. We have something that's a bit like it: Avon.
09/10/2011
Beck Beck
My one friend tries to sell all them things. Mary Kay, Avon, Pampered Chef, and anything else you can think of. It does not work out at all for her. She ends up sending most of her pay delivering and when she tries to have parties. No on shows up, in this day and age no one really has the money to buy it. Maybe if you work at a large company and leave the books in lunch room. It works for you, but not many!
09/10/2011
lana'sart lana'sart
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Originally posted by ToyGurl
Anyone else a consultant/director/et c? No one needs to say names. I just thought it would be interesting to know.

*Consultant my bad. Apparently I cannot spell.
nope
07/12/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
Anyone else a consultant/director/et c? No one needs to say names. I just thought it would be interesting to know.

*Consultant my bad. Apparently I cannot spell.
Never did, but know someone who worked her way into one of those pink cars. A nice one too.
07/13/2013
calliope calliope
No but I want a pink Cadillac
07/14/2013
Azule Azule
I've never done it personally but I've had family that were involved. It seems like it would be harder to work in now.
07/14/2013
TransMarc TransMarc
Sounds interesting. I almost worked for something similar, but the initial investment was too much and I didn't feel capable enough.
07/15/2013
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Unique posters: 19