Robin Blackmon-Dunda Lawsuit

A lawsuit against Mary Kay Cosmetics was filed on November 6, 2006 by Robin Blackmon-Dunda and Styker Dunda. The suit includes the following alleged counts: breach of contract, intentional interference with contracts, interference with prospective contracts, deceptive trade practices, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation. The original petition filed …

The Law of Attraction… Otherwise Known as “The Secret”

Written by The Masked Commenter The ideas in “The Secret” aren’t new, and they show up in a lot of MLMs and cults — Mary Kay being no exception. The “Law of Attraction” is based on the idea of “positive thinking,” which is a Western simplification of certain Eastern ideas …

MLM: Largest & Least Investigated Consumer Fraud

On September 27, 2006 Robert L. FitzPatrick delivered a one-hour presentation at the 7th Annual Fraud Conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Specialists in San Francisco. ACFS is a professional organization of attorneys, private investigators, forensic accountants, corporate loss management and audit managers and federal and state regulators. The …

Be a Mary Kay Model

One common gimmick to get women to hold skincare classes and facials is a “model portfolio.” The Mary Kay consultant asks you to be a “model” and do a before and after photo. Mary Kay Inc. has created a contest this year that uses this booking tactic.From promotional materials:  Mary …

Mary Kay “Stays True to What They Know”

In the August issue of Applause Magazine, Mary Kay Inc. has a short piece about “staying true to what they know.” This is Mary-Kay-speak for “don’t look at that negative website.” It’s the typical “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” Corporate is relying on the company’s longstanding …