Bankrupt After Mary Kay

Written by BankruptByTheChatter I was a rep for Mary Kay for two years and it financially devastated our family. We literally declared bankruptcy and I humbly and ashamedly want to express that we NEVER, not in ten million years, thought we would ever be in that position. Although it is …

Just the Mary Kay Facts, Ma’am

Written by SnoBaby It annoys me to no end when people make statements of truth but don’t provide factual evidence to prove the point. I used to only consider this when talking politics.  I’ll give an obviously silly and hypothetical example here.  My husband says, “I’m not going to vote …

Mary Kay: Not Just One Bad Apple In the Bunch

Probably the most frequent challenge I hear to our real-life experiences with Mary Kay Cosmetics is, “Oh, there’s always one bad apple in the bunch. Don’t judge the entire company by that one person!” Yet in maintaining this site, I hear similar stories daily. Stories of lying and deception in …

Why MLM Doesn’t Work

Written by Rachel I recently read a quote from a site promoting an MLM: To recoup your initial $570 costs, focus on enrolling two distributors into your downline and then help them also enroll two people each. This is the problem. Right here. It’s the exponential growth caused by unlimited …

ESPN the Magazine on Advocare

Yesterday ESPN published an article about AdvoCare, Drew Brees Has A Dream He’d Like To Sell You. AdvoCare is a typical multi-level marketing (MLM) company. It focuses on selling a “business opportunity” and uses nutritional products to make it appear as thought they’re not promoting a pyramid scheme. Unfortunately, more …