Getting a Bank Loan For Your Mary Kay “Business”

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Business Basics

 One sales director is suggesting that new Mary Kay consultants use this letter to get a bank loan. Yes, she’s suggesting that the consultant actually present this nonsense to a bank loan officer. I’m afraid to say that this isn’t quite going to cut it.

To: Loan Officer

Business Proposal

I recently became a Mary Kay Independent Consultant and I am applying for a Small Business Loan to get started. Mary Kay is the best selling brand of facial Skin Care and Color Cosmetics in the U.S. and is the largest Skin Care Company in the United States.

How Many Marriages Has Mary Kay Ruined?

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Failure in MLM, Relationships

Written by A Mary Kay Husband

I found Pink Truth searching for a support for Mary Kay husbands. Until I found Pink Truth last November, I thought I was alone. Ironically, while I’m happy I found the site, I wish I never had the need to search for it.

As a husband of a former Mary Kay sales director, for the past four years, my home has been turned into a Pink Hell and, while it is not quite over (I still have $12k worth of credit-card debt to pay off due to the Cult of Mary Kay), my spouse is finally out. [That was the stupidity of the deal I made–I would pay off the debt if she got out.]

Finding Your Identity After Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Quitting Mary Kay

Written by Raisinberry

Stepping out of Mary Kay for good, is freedom. And that is as it should be. It is a step toward becoming “real” again, where you have no duplicitous purpose in your relationships. You were never supposed to be in bondage to an idea, a group, a philosophy. By using your greatest needs against you, you were taken in and held captive by a desire for significance… something you already possess.

The cult devices of, love bombing, isolation, conformity, repetitious doctrine, exclusivity, manipulation, new relationships, mega activities and busy-ness so that critical thinking and reasoning are discouraged, become a pythons grip around you. The PMA code of conduct prevented you from ever finding out the level of fraud that exists in Mary Kay, and locked you deep in a game of denial and bondage.

Feeling the Mary Kay Love…

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Pink Truth Critics

 I always find it amusing that women who are so “positive” and “fulfilled” through their Mary Kay Cosmetics experience can hurl such insults and threats at us. Gosh, if we’re so horrible, why do they want to stoop down to our level? Check out the advice for us from this happy and loving Mary Kay consultant…

This site is SICK. At least half the comments  are from individuals that are STILL in MK, have been to  Seminar, and go to meetings. Are you people really that sick to be involved in something and hate and criticize it at the same time?  If you hate it so much (i.e. weren’t successful in MK and are a raving, jealous lunatic) then get a different life (outside of this demented website) and forget about those of us that are successfully helping women who are THANKFUL for an opportunity, any opportunity, that has helped to change their circumstances. My life was changed, and why is that such a problem for you people? Oh, yeah, because you are insane.

One Woman’s Struggle Up the Mary Kay Career Ladder

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Career Ladder, DIQ (Director in Qualification)

For a long time I was warned about this site… as many other consultants I am sure. There was actually a segment with the directors at seminar talking about it. I was in Mary Kay twice. the first time as a 18 year old part time college student/full time employee at a hospital. My mom was also a consultant twice when I was younger. Helping her in her office with the products taught me to read.

My second time in Mary Kay i came back because I wanted my discount back. When I met with my new director she laid out the inventory talk and i decided to do an $1,800. Then I kept ordering because she said I needed more stuff even though I wasn’t selling anything.

Another Victim of Mary Kay Propaganda

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Career Ladder

Check out this letter posted on social media by a new-ish Mary Kay consultant, who is parroting all the lies that have been fed to her. She is reciting the typical list of “Mary Kay goals,” and no doubt she is telling everyone about this at the advice of her upline. You have to “name it to claim it,” right? I can only hope that she does a little Pink Truth Research and figures out the truth before she has sunk too much time and money into this losing proposition.

The Cult of Mary Kay’s Guide For Targeting & Manipulating Women

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Culture & Manipulation

Written by DK

No matter what type of personality you are, the Cult of Mary Kay has a script to use on you

For the last few years that my spouse was in Mary Kay, I became extremely suspicious of what I  began to refer to (and still do) as “The Cult.” Of course, this was before I discovered the true depths of the hold that The Cult had on her.

From the scripted sales pitch I would hear from the other room while she was “working the phones,” to the usage of words like “store” to describe the thousands of dollars of unsold stock in our house, the term “peeps” to describe the current or soon-to-be victims, or “investment” to describe the debt (at least what I knew about) she had racked up on “her business.”

Perpetuating the Myth That People in MLMs Make Money

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Failure in MLM

It is common for multi-level marketing companies to publicize  that  “direct selling” (the code name for multi-level marketing or legalized pyramid schemes) picks up during a recession. The whole industry is portrayed a massive opportunity for consumers to make money when their lives are otherwise in financial disarray.

This is sad, especially when the research clearly shows that 99% of people lose money in MLMs. People are looking to make money, are told that MLM is the answer and they will make money if they’re willing to work hard, yet they are almost guaranteed to lose money.

Sure, people might be able to make a little extra spending money from hawking MLM wares. But think about it…. If the economy is in such dire shape, who would really be buying these goods? That’s the part of the equation the recruiters leave out.

Lukewarm Foundation: How Mary Kay Cosmetics is Hurting the Women in Your Flock

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Religion & Spirituality

Written by The Scribbler

This article is designed to show church leaders of all denominations how Mary Kay’s recruiting practices are stumbling blocks to the spiritual growth and faith of their women parishioners. I encourage you to e-mail this article to the leaders of your chosen house of worship (anonymously if you wish), along with a link to pinktruth.com should they desire to learn more. 

“This is serious,” the pastor’s wife said sternly. “I know lots of godly women who do Mary Kay. They’re not going to Hell, are they?”

“No,” I replied.

She continued, her voice escalating with each question. “They’re not sinning by doing Mary Kay, are they? They’re not doing anything wrong by being in Mary Kay, are they?”

I didn’t take the pastor’s wife’s words personally; deep down, I knew that the mixture of shock and standoffishness she’d projected stemmed from a simple lack of knowledge. I explained to her that I was writing a book on Mary Kay and had discovered a practice that was sickeningly far from anything Christ would endorse. I added that while women were not going to Hell or sinning by being in Mary Kay, they were actively engaging in something that had great potential to cripple or God forbid, shut down their spiritual growth. The practice I was referring to was recruiting.

No, You Can’t Be “At Home With Your Children” While Earning a Living in Mary Kay

Written by TRACY on . Posted in Business Basics

If you’ve been around Pink Truth for a while, you know the chances of making a real living in Mary Kay are slim to begin with. Even the 2% of current consultants who have supposedly reached the upper levels of success as sales directors…. Most of them aren’t making a real income.

If they’re lucky, they’re like almost all of the directors, they’re making $10,000 to $20,000 per year . That’s not bad if you’re comparing it to a minimum wage job. But in the real world, we don’t exactly call that making a living or having career earnings.

But let’s suppose you believe $20,000 a year is a good living. Can you really earn that while being “at home with your children”? Because Mary Kay recruiters will lead you to believe that you can. Well, not really “lead you to believe”… They’ll falsely tell you that you can!