Written by PeachyNotPink
After several years of not really taking care of myself, in 2019 I started to step up my game. I began losing weight, starting dressing nicer for work, and finally got the right skin care routine for my perimenopausal skin.
For Christmas I asked my husband for a gift card to Sephora so I could have a makeup artist show me how to do some casual day looks, because I was still applying eye shadow like it was 1995. I have been daydreaming for weeks about having a trained makeup artist teach me a few tricks and hook me up with products that fit what I wanted and needed. I had planned a whole day around getting my nails and makeup done, having a nice lunch out, and scoping out some of my favorite higher end consignment stores. After years of putting everyone else first, the one thing I wanted more than anything for Christmas was a day of beauty and self-care.
On Christmas morning I noticed I had an extra stocking hanging from the mantle. Imagine my surprise (dismay) when I pulled out several Mary Kay products. My husband then explained how our friend who “sells” MK reached out to him to see if I could use any beauty products for Christmas. When he explained to her that I was actually looking for a makeover, she talked him into the stocking and told him to have me set up an appointment with her after the holidays.
I can’t even begin to tell you how disappointed I am! I know my husband meant well, but this was the furthest thing from the gift I had anticipated. I feel like I got a lump of coal in my stocking instead of the gift I truly wanted. In my husband’s defense, he really thought he was doing something nice for me and helping our friend with her “small business.”
While it is the topic of another post, this woman had talked me into becoming a consultant back in 2018. It was then that I found Pink Truth. This Kaybot followed all the scripts posted on this website. She told me the half truths that others wrote about. She omitted important information that I never would have known if it wasn’t for Pink Truth. Because of this, I’ve done my best to avoid her texts, calls, and FB messages for the past several months. I am not interested in renewing my consultant agreement or continuing to use MK products. Yet, now I feel totally obligated to go to this appointment with her, not actually learn new ways to apply makeup, and then buy a few things that I really am not thrilled with using.
Merry Christmas to me! More Mary Kay-related guilt.