Stilettos and Diapers: Gorgeous Color, Gorgeous Skin: Mary Kay

12.17.2012

Gorgeous Color, Gorgeous Skin: Mary Kay


The black package, tied up in pink ribbon and calling me gorgeous, is welcome at my doorstep anytime.
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I was sent this package containing some of Mary Kay's bestsellers as well as some of their newest products.
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The first thing I grabbed was the NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss. I'm good about chapstick before bed, but I often skip lip color during the day. I feel like most of them make my lips look dry (a problem I don't need enhanced!) or make them feel sticky. These lip glosses caused neither of those problems! Since they contain antioxidants and botanical extracts, they're actually conditioning my lips.
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Available in 14 shades, this light lip gloss is surprisingly long lasting. My current favorite shade is Mango Tango. A little va-va-voom, but not too much for a trip to the grocery store.
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Mary Kay must have remembered my need for step-by-step eye make-up. This Compact Mini makes it easy for me to get the colors right. It also holds a Mineral Cheek Color securely in its magnetic tray. I use blush more in the wintertime when I'm sans tan, and I think this Shy Blush color is a great shade.

I also love the jewel-toned Mineral Eye Colors they sent. Perfect for dressing up for the upcoming holiday parties! In the Compact Mini, the shades are Golden Vanilla, Truffle and Lavender Fog. In the background are Midnight Star, Sweet Plum and Black Pearl.

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I'm a mascara over-user. I always put on 2 coats, and they're usually different types. When I used Mary Kay's Lash Primer, I was so pleased with the results. It was like 2 coats of mascara but without all the clumping that often comes with a second coat. The primer also strengthens and helps condition lashes. Score!

I tried the Lash Love Mascara in black and also in waterproof black. With Vitamin E and a flexible sculpting brush, your lashes will feel the love.
I also used the Ultimate Mascara in black, which I already had and am a big fan of. It's one of my daily go-tos.
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This Timewise Repair Volu-Firm Eye Renewal Cream targets deep lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. I don't have wrinkles yet, but it has helped my dark 'I haven't slept because I'm a Mom' circles. It increases moisture for 12 hours--something I need and can feel.
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And last, but furthest from the least, is the TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set. This is instant love, people. Instant results. 

Step 1: Refine uses the key exfoliating ingredient used by dermatologists. You massage it into your wet face and it kinda feels like sandpaper. Bear with me. After 1 to 2 minutes, you wash it off and apply 

Step 2: Replenish. A serum containing vitamins, antioxidants and anti-irritants, it nourishes the soft, smooth skin revealed by Step 1. I saw results using this set. My face was so soft and the products took care of my dry, flaky problem areas. Treat yourself. You won't regret it!
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Wearing: NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss in Mango Tango, Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush, Mineral Eye Color in Golden Vanilla and Truffle, Lash Primer and Ultimate Mascara in Black.
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41 comments:

  1. That good brushes make a difference and to ALWAYS take my makeup off and moisturize

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  2. Use your ring finger to apply eye cream- pulls the gentle skin less.

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  3. The quality of the make-up really does make a difference!

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  4. I learned from my sorority days the magic of lightly heating up my eyelash curler with the blow dryer. Makes my lashes look so long and opens my eyes up!

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  5. To always remove your make up and clean your brushes.

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  6. Always remove makeup at night and rinse face every morning and night!

    www.gratefulwithtwo.com

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  7. That no amount of creams and potions can make up for no sleep!

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  8. Always wash your face before bed!

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  9. You look gorgeous!

    The best beauty tip I've ever received is to wash off your makeup before bed!

    I forget sometimes, and it never fails I will wake up with a breakout the next morning, yuck!

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  10. Gorgeous mamma! Hmm beauty tips, my favorite is USE COCONUT OIL FOR EVERYTHING. Seriously, I use it as a body lotion, face lotion, stretch mark preventer during pregnancy, even eye make up remover sometimes. It's my must have product for Sure.

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  11. Wash your face before bed and drink lots of water thoughout the day.

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  12. I finally got good makeup brushes. Wow, what a difference.

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  13. Shop for makeup with sunscreen.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  14. Spend the money and buy a good facial moisturizer with SPF.

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  15. Applying foundation with a brush! :)

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  16. Eyeshadow primer is the greatest invention ever!!

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  17. Eyeliner makes a huge difference!

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  18. A tip I've found useful is that, on days when you don't want to go anywhere near a full face of makeup, putting on a little mascara and either a light lip gloss or coat of Vaseline will help you feel presentable when leaving the house. (mollymellinger@yahoo.com)

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  19. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/283433945297719296
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  20. the best beauty tip is work from the inside out using diet and from the outside in using a great moisturizer! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  21. Always wash your face before bed and in the morning.

    Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  22. my beauty tip would be to never skip on cleansing your face before bed.

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  23. What a difference eyebrow shadow can made...having visible eyebrows frames your whole face and really makes your eyes pop!
    Lindsey @ I Run in Heels

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  24. The greatest beauty tip I’ve learned is put on a moisturizing mask before putter on makeup. Your skin will absorb the foundation much better.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  25. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/284220683989442561

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  26. Brunettes always need a little blush and always take off your makeup before bed!

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  27. apply primer before foundation

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  28. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/284711569106026497

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  29. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize...(with an SPF of course), I swear it makes the difference.

    Oh..and never leave the house without mascara on... :-)

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  30. always wash your makeup off no matter how tired you are!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/285228610707660800

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. Best beauty tip I know is emphasize your eyes OR you lips, not both. It will keep you from looking over made-up. Also easy on the blush - just a whisper to give a youthful glow.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/285347535273459713
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Over the years, the best advice that has helped me long term to to use the best moisturizer you can possibly afford - now that I'm older, I go for the best serum I can afford!

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  35. My best beauty tip is to use an under eye concealer because it really helps make your face look younger.

    Lisa Garner
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  36. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/285575703737556993

    Lisa Garner
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  37. Apply moisturizer daily
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  38. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/285612214679912449
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  39. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/285904281465389057

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