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Mary Kay and food budget

April 6th, 2007 at 08:16 pm

Wow! It's been quite a while since I blogged last!

Just wanted to talk about an experience that happened to me yesterday. At work I was asked by a co-worked if I would like to buy some Mary Kay make up. I nicely told her I didn't think so. She was really pushy and told me everything was half off...surely I would like some make up at 1/2 price. I told her "no, I don't generally use Mary Kay because it's too expensive". Of course she went on to say how much higher quality the make up is and it's worth the extra money. AND, of course, it's only half price which means it is a WONDERFUL deal! In the past I probably would have caved in and bought some. Mostly because I didn't want to look "poor". I was sooooo proud of myself when I told her that I wasn't interested in her makeup. I told her I'm raising three kids(she has none) and I'm lucky if I can afford Mabeline at Wal-Mart! About three other people in the room echoed my response with laughed and agreement! It made me feel great...like I'm not the only person in the world that has to watch those nickles and dimesSmile

On the budget homefront, I bought my weekly groceries today, including my fixings for Easter dinner. I stayed within my weekly budget! I still have $1.37 left in my weekly "food" envelope! Yippee!!!!!

9 Responses to “Mary Kay and food budget”

  1. yummy64 Says:

    Way to go for standing up for yourself. Your coworker was being pushy and rude. If anything she's a bad advertisement for Mary Kay.

  2. nance Says:

    I hate that people push things they want to sell at work. It doesn't belong in the work place. I also hate it when you are told you are expected to put $20.00, or some other set amount toward a gift for someone. In a large agency, it can get very expensive. If you decline, you feel like you are looked at with scorn. What really irritated me most is parents selling candy, etc. for their kids. My kids had to sell stuff for school, but I never asked co- workers to purchase those items. If someone just left a sign up sheet in the break room that is okay, but some aren't that subtle.

  3. ladymiller Says:

    Good for you!!!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I can afford any makeup I want. I stick with maybelline and maybe spend $15 a year on makeup.

  5. fairy74 Says:

    Good for you!

  6. tinapbeana Says:

    good for you nance! what mary kay i've tried has been good, and my mom had some that lasted for absolute ages, but i haven't used any in probably 15 years. i'm allergic to a pretty common sunscreen, and i've yet to get my hands on a mary kay ingredient list from their website or a sales person. without it, i won't risk buying.

  7. homebody Says:

    Hurray for you! I use Bare Minerals because it is easy to blend. I only started wearing makeup 2 years ago (I'm 49). I have rosacea so I definitely look better. I tried liquid makeup, but always felt conspicuous, but the Bare Minerals looks very natural.

  8. reflectionite Says:

    congratulations on not caring what other people thought! i have a friend that is at uni and her only income at the moment is austudy from the government, which works out to be about $200 a week. she always speaks up when she cant afford something and will never budge on paying more than she wants to/can afford. i've learnt from her that even if you can afford something, sometimes you don't need it, and you shouldn't be pushed into paying for something that you don't need. she gets a lot of flak for only putting $5 in for gifts for friends, and buying an entree when we go out for dinner, but she stands up for herself and people have finally come to realise that she'll be the one that's better off financially in the future. Smile

  9. Meredith Says:


    Hi! Very good for you! Please forgive your coworker. It's easy to et over-excited and overzealous when you start your Mary Kay business. I get so jazzed and feel so great after a MK meeting.

    I like it when people say no nicely. I take it as a gift and respect it. What I bothers me is when people say yes, or maybe, and MEAN no. It wastes my time and annoys them! I can't read minds, so I just take people at face value.

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