Date Joined MK: June 2006
Highest Level Achieved: Independant Beauty Consultant
When Left MK Or Are You Still Active: May 2007
Initial Inventory Purchased: $600.00
How were you recruited?
I was recruited when I was 8 months pregnant by a customer at the car dealership I worked at. I’d been thinking about doing Mary Kay after my daughter was born, so I jumped at the opportunity.
What about Mary Kay appealed to you most?
Working for myself so that I would have time to spend with my baby girl.
Tell us about one of your most memorable or embarassing situations while in Mary Kay
I don’t have anything particularly embarrassing, but I’m not a very “rah-rah” person, so the meetings were always sort of ridiculous. And, for some reason, my director always wanted to use me as a model, which I didn’t care for. I just wanted to sit and have a little “me” time, not be a guinea pig for whatever new product there was!
What did you learn from your Mary Kay experience?
I learned that I am really not cut out for the MLM model. I don’t enjoy foisting products on my friends, family, and the unsuspecting public.
What are you doing now? Working full or part time? Working from home? etc.
I take care of my baby and do some part-time work editing curriculum from home. I get the freedom to work whenever I want doing something that fits my personality better.
I’m sure Mary Kay is great for some people, but it wasn’t for me. I’m not a very “pink” person (I hate both skirts AND hose!), and it just wasn’t a good fit. I like some of the products and still use them, but it’s really nice to buy other makeup and not feel guilty about it!