Mary Kay Ruins Marriages

Time and again, we have seen Mary Kay ruin marriages. One of the biggest reasons is that members are encouraged to lie to their husbands. Lie about how much you make. Lie about how much you work. Lie about how much you’ve spent on inventory and how much you have stockpiled. Lie about being “on target” for something, knowing you’re actually going to have to kick in hundreds or thousands of dollars of your own money to “achieve” the goal.

We’ve talked before about former MK sales director Kelly Brock and how she abruptly quit the scam, even though she was making $8,000 a month and considered a mover and shaker. (The truth is that her “business” was stagnant for years and the realistic chances of a top director actually making it to NSD are only about 50%.)

Kelly admitted in the past that her husband hated MK, although he apparently changed his mind while on the top director trip in 2019. I mean, who wouldn’t like a company that gives them a “free” trip with everything planned, paid for, and luxurious? But within a few months Kelly quit Mary Kay and started a coaching business. Recently she elaborated on how Mary Kay was hurting her marriage (see her Instagram post below):

  • Buying into the “short term sacrifice for long term gain” nonsense they drill into your head
  • Not communicating (likely not talking about what was really happening in MK)

The concept of Mary Kay ruining marriages is not new. We hear it a lot on Pink Truth. Yes, I know there are a lot of factors that go into a marriage ending, and it’s unfair to place the blame solely on Mary Kay. But you can’t tell me that the very nature of this “business” isn’t a huge factor for some. Very few women make money, and yet they’re told to hold on for the big payday that is coming, and to deceive their husbands to buy more time.

What’s the most insidious thing you’ve seen Mary Kay ladies encourage as it relates to deceiving husbands?

 

26 Comments

  1. Neverpink

    “Aligned life”, “peaceful performer framework”… More buzzwords and phrases, different “hustle”. I dunno, it seems so disingenuous to me. It seems so contrived, scripted and fake. A lot of “influencers” seem to write this way. Why is that? Does that sell?

    I know she’s a scam artist, but even if I didn’t know that for certain, something is just so off about this post. This doesn’t read like a real person.

    1. TRACY

      She is completely a scam artist, now making herself the softer, friendlier version of it.

      This is so insidious because she will never admit to people that MLM is one big hoax and they have almost no chance of making it to NSD, even if they take her little course.

      It sells because people want to be given hope.

    2. J

      I think the bad, doomed to fail, influencers write this way. I think she has a limited audience because for those outside of the pink fog, her lack of authenticity jumps off the page and screams scam.

      Her circle of influence is so tiny, she genuinely thinks this is normal behavior. But if she woke up and compared herself to the masses, she’d see how embarrassingly short she falls.

      4K followers a month is pitiful in the influencer realm. Come back when it’s 4K/day, and then I’ll believe you know something worth sharing.

      Ugh, I hate this promotion of buying strategies and ideas. The proof is in the pudding, and she doesn’t even have the ingredients for pudding.

    3. Nina

      Yeah. How can anyone find the truth of how to make their life perfect in a matter of six months; not to mention turning it into a business? It’s all so fake, and, heartbreaking.

  2. Peaches

    So How much inventory do you estimate that she stockpiled and can she realistically get rid of it for Real Money?

    How much is she charging for her “coaching” services?

    How much did she have to pay back to MK Corp on the 2019 Director Trip? Estimated of course.

    Isn’t it a conflict of interest for “Top Directors” to separate and “create” a business that would SEEM to shed some light on the MK business? And here I would assume she would tell some truth… maybe wishful thinking here.

    And Lastly… How can anyone come out publicly and discuss their marriage either in “real time” aka truth or hypothetically?

    This inquiring mind would really like to know.

    Just Sayin’

    1. BestDecision

      From her posts, it doesn’t look like she sent her inventory back. So, she would escape the subtraction if bonuses, etc but still has to incur it as a cost on her 1099.

          1. MLM Radar

            Looks may not be everything, but first impressions are crucial. He has hair, clothing and body art intentionally styled to make nearly everyone’s first impression a shocked double-take. He chose this for himself. He can change it whenever he wants.

            So, no, I don’t think it’s rude to react with a shocked double-take, and to say so. It’s what he chose. It’s like a woman caking her face with MK makeup.

            Rude would be commenting on someone who couldn’t help it: injuries or disease scars.

        1. Almost got scammed

          Glad the internet saved me, almost got dragged into Mary Kay, looked up the Director Ashley Krause. She’s supporting her business witg her ex’s money. Glad I found this site which talked me out of signing too. Thank you.

  3. Lazy Gardens

    What is she peddling now? FIVE LIVE Trainings With Kelly On The Deep Work Required To Create Change (and some phone calls, worksheets, and access to her private Facebook page)

    And the price?
    1 Payment Of $1,200
    3 Monthly Payments of $465 ($1395)
    7 Monthly Payments Of $206 ($1442)

    Sounds like she thinks she is qualified to do psychological counseling … and has figured out a way to avoid chargebacks.

  4. GMB SUCCESS

    I NEVER LIE TO MY EX HUS BAND ABOUT MAVIS CAY. HE WAS JEL LOUSE OF SUCCESS ESPECIALLY OF GMB!! BEE-ING A EESSDIQ COST MONEY!! MARIS KAY ALWAY SAY SPEND A DOLLAR TO OPEN A DOOR – AND GMB MY FAVE ALWAY SAY “I NEED $1200 HOLE SALE!” I A.B.I.!1! (ALWAYS BY IN VENT TOREE) WITH MY EX HUS BAND ALL-I-MONEY CHECK. MARVIN GAYE WOOD BE SO PROUD!!

  5. Cindylu

    My husband and children absolutely hated MK. They still do. I’ve seen mlm ruin marriages for sure. Even MK herself advised us to lie to our husbands. All the subtle BS of exaggerating, misleading etc takes its toll on a family. It was like being a contortionist and trying to make the impossible work. I can understand how people get stuck in cults etc. My neighbor’s Avon career was a huge part of their marriage break up. Kids also hate mlm. It’s interesting that those closest to us are painfully aware that this is a scam. Can’t imagine how you’d do this scam while social distancing over the next while.

  6. Mel

    A Director in Manitoba, Ashley, scams everyone with this MLM Mary Kay fail. She took her ex veteran boyfriend to court to get his pension to keep her Director status. Put him in so much debt thier whole relationship for this scam. Claims she’s sn independent boss.

    1. Mk-mlm

      I heard about her! Ashley Krause in Winnipeg. That’s how low these women are. She dated a military guy for a few years, he paid for her master’s degree, she dosen’t use. They broke up, heard she put him in a ton of debt. She became a Director with the payout she got from him. Scammed him in every way possible! Then scammed so many women to try to climb to the top. Nothing like coming home from war to get cleaned out by a mk mlm con artist. Sad.

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