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Pink Truth is Distasteful

I’m sending this email as a call to change in regards to pink truths practices on spelling out the “deceptive practices” of this company.

I’m not really sure of anyone’s true walk or experience in this buisness, however, after researching your site it seems that all of your articles are filled with great disdain toward the buisness. Then again that was the whole point of it, but how can anyone try save another person from their own personal insecurities, failures, mishaps, etc; by being negative.

I am a proud Marykay Beauty Consultant, before that I am a believer in Christ! I did not come to know Christ through my directors, but I know that with Him, through Him I can be successful.

I also wanted to express that this site is distasteful, since we cannot control freedom of speech, the authors of this site has every right to post what they may. Moreover, I have that same freedom as well to speak freely and to state that though you are strong in opinion and have a great message of caution to share, the manner in which you do it, could fall on bad soil, in which you may block your own blessings. Often times we feel the need to safeguard others, from negative experiences , but the reality is your feeding your own spirit with negativity.

The Bible says in Phil 4:8 “whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, think on these things.”

So think on what you may say to expose a lie, but also examine yourself to make sure that you are in right standing to judge what’s right. I pray that you will receive this my in light &love, but to know that though you are no longer part of MaryKay, The Golden Rule is a lifestyle and not a tagline

God Bless you!

20 Comments

  1. ww1971

    this site is about FACTS. MK is simply an iventory front loading scheme where the product happens to be cosmetics. Fact that commissions are paid on orders and not sales is a TRUE definition of a pyramid scheme.

    and please, leave religion out of it. God is not out to deceive people into pyramid schemes.

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  2. Kristen

    Please be careful because Mary Kay will use your faith for their own financial gain. Yes, we are disdainful because Mary Kay lied to us, manipulated us and does this to millions every year. Yes “Safeguarding others from negative experiences” IS a goal, perhaps the main goal, of Pink Truth. It is the duty of those who have been scammed to warn others. We may poke fun and seem bitter and negative but this is a way to heal from our experiences.

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  3. Destiny Angel

    “Often times we feel the need to safeguard others, from negative experiences , but the reality is your feeding your own spirit with negativity.”

    “So think on what you may say to expose a lie, but also examine yourself to make sure that you are in right standing to judge what’s right.”

    I’m sure God had a thing about not lying. I believe it is one of His big 10 rules. This is a whole bundle of victim-shaming coated with a syrup of pompous faux-religion.

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  4. NayMKWay

    I think this writer would have chastised Jesus for “being negative” when he chased the money-changers out of the temple.

    This email is a perfect example of how fear of the negative can warp ones thinking (“toxic positivity”). Negative feedback is a good thing; it corrects a wrong move. We use negative feedback nearly every moment of our lives, to keep us from stepping off a cliff, drinking from the wrong bottle, missing a doorway…

    A circuit or control system without negative feedback is “inherently unstable.” Good name for it.

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    1. Data Junkie

      NayMKWay, that is just the beginning. If your read through the Gospels, you will find Jesus was repeatedly slamming the practices of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. If you have not read them recently, it is a good time of year to do so, and does not take very long. Jesus’ rebuke of church leadership is one of the many amazing things in the Gospels. No wonder they wanted so badly to kill him! Imagine the smug look on their faces as he dressed them down.

      The following is all from Matthew 23…just one chapter of one Gospel book. You decide just how “positive” Jesus was with the church he was trying to save from moral corruption:
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      13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. [14] [b]

      15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are. {Ouch!}

      23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

      25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee!

      27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

      29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Go ahead, then, and complete what your ancestors started!

      33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.
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      Jesus was condemning the church leaders of his time…for their selfish dishonesty in their malpractice of the faith. And as “…the author and perfecter of our faith”, he had very good reason!

      I have no idea what Jesus would say about Mary Kay, but my guess is it would be closer to what you see above than the glowing review OP believes he would provide.

  5. MultiLevelMoneyLosing

    When I read letters like this, it infuriates me the way that MLMs (including but not limited to Mary Kay) have hijacked Christianity. It also makes me mad the way that the church has become a feel-good place with a band and no real teaching so that people fall for this.

    Jesus came to save us from our sins, not so you can sell blush. You may be successful with Mary Kay, and you may not, but the Bible NEVER promises material wealth or success in ANY earthly endeavor. Luckily none of us is God, so we can’t “block our own blessings” except in one important way; we can look away from and distort the truth so much that it keeps us from joy and knowing Him. That’s what’s happening here. Praying letter-writer gets into a real church or good Bible study group.

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    1. Wasrings90

      “It also makes me mad the way that the church has become a feel-good place with a band and no real teaching so that people fall for this.”

      YES!!

      My husband and I seem to have this conversation a lot, we get invited to a lot of churches that seem to preach the prosperity gospels and it’s just not our type of a worship. We also talk about 2 phrases we dislike hearing in today’s world, they are. – I’m a Christian and my church is so welcoming, you need to come because you would love it. And the 2nd one is – I do Cross Fit…

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  6. PinkBoo

    The writer needs to stop ordering any product and see how loving and supportive her Director becomes towards her. MK isn’t about love and friendship- her only value is the amount of inventory she buys in order to financially benefit her upline and corporate.

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    1. MSgtK

      First, it is Mary Kay, not MaryKay. ROFL! The rest of your writing and thought process is just as bad or worse. Scoot along little girl, grownups are talking at the table. Come back in 3 years with your schedule C. If you can spell the name of your company correctly too, I will read your drivel.

  7. Mountaineer95

    “I have that same freedom as well to speak freely and to state that (blah blah)…”

    Actually, you don’t. What I mean is that you do not have free reign to say whatever you want and however you want to ON THIS SITE. Tracy doesn’t HAVE to publish your comments. Now, you’re certainly able to START YOUR OWN SITE where you can share nothing but positive, feel-good posts about MK. But make no mistake: whenever you send comments to this site/site owner you have NO legal “right” that demands they be published or shared here.

    So go on and speak freely on your social media, to your friends, on the Pro-Mary Kay site you own and operate at your own cost (oh wait, oopsies, you don’t have that). But don’t assume for one minute that Tracy HAS to publish anything you send here or post here.

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  8. Char

    “The Bible says…” —

    If she’s going to reference a particular book as her authority, this woman (created from male remnants of course. Lol) should not selectively ignore its guidance.

    1 Timothy 2: 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection; 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence; 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve; 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

    She writes, “Moreover, I have that same freedom as well to speak freely” — Did she ask her husband or father first?

    I’ll bet she thinks men have one less rib; one donated to create woman. (Roll eyes) You cannot make this ridiculous $hit up. Oh wait, yes you can, especially when people don’t focus on facts. Don’t believe me? Count them!

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  9. Kristen

    In my sojourn into Mary Kay, I don’t remember “faith” (as in God) being a big part of it, except as a general construct to keep me continuing to try in Mary Kay when I wouldn’t have otherwise.

    -“Have faith.” Which meant, stay in Mary Kay even though it’s not working because God wants you to.
    -“God first, family second, career third.” This was used as a marketing tool to support their outright lie that you could work Mary Kay for a few hours a week and make money at it.

    Maybe it was just my unit. I don’t know…

  10. Pinkblacksheep

    This kind of crap is why I didn’t become a Christian until 9 years ago. The whole prosperity thing and no substance in churches I visited, along with women like the writer all made me run away. It took me a long time to find a church that had some substance. Love the comment about the money changers in the temple. The self righteousness is infuriating. I experienced that often from my senior. It took 2 years of therapy to undo the mind screw Mary Kay did on my sense of self worth.

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