Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The One Where I Try Mary Kay Makeup For the First Time. Bonus: You Can Win a $100 Mary Kay Gift Basket!



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Look at the pretty package I received from Mary Kay! I was asked to try a few of their products and then tell you all about my experience with them.

I received the following products:

* Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color bundle, which was customized for my eye color (brown.)
* Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color-- fade resistant color that contains vitamins A, C and
E to help protect your skin from wrinkle-causing radicals!
* Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
* Mary Kay Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15- tint color that provides moisture with
ingredients like jojoba oil and shea butter.

I also received the Mary Kay Compact Mini and I have tell you that I absolutely LOVE it! It is a magnetic, refillable compact that makes it easy to carry your favorite selection of Mary Kay products. It also has a compartment at the bottom to hold the brushes, but is compact enough to fit in a small handbag with ease. I look forward to switching out different colors in the future.

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This:

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Now looks like this:

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Awesome, yes?

Now, onto the makeup!

I was a bit surprised to see blue shadow in my eye palette. I have never worn blue eyeshadow because I'm scared of blue eyeshadow. However, I was willing to trust Mary Kay and give it a try.

I have to say, I was grateful for the instructions provided. As much I love makeup, I am not very good at applying makeup. It was super helpful to have a "how to" guide to follow, especially since I was going to be using a color that I was not 100% comfortable using.

I'm happy to say that I was pleased with the results. The blue was deep, yet subtle and made my boring brown eyes "pop!"

Before:

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After:

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Can we talk about the mascara for a minute? Because this mascara was fabulous. It went on smoothly, made my lashes look long and thick without any clumping. I have been pretty set on the same mascara for a while now, but I will absolutely continue to use this mascara.

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(Hello, wrinkles!)


Bonus: my daughter enjoying the heck out of the Tinted Lip Balm

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Now, here comes the fun part! As part of this review, I will be giving away a $100 Mary Kay gift basket! Just leave a comment telling me which Mary Kay product you would love to try and you will be entered into the sweepstakes! You MUST leave an email address within your comment! Looking forward to reading your responses.

Be sure to visit BlogHer's Visit the Promotions & Prizes section to read more reviews and for more chances to win!


Good Luck!


Short Rules:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OT WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Mary Kay® Sweepstakes Official Rules: Sponsored by BlogHer, Inc. Four ways to enter:
1) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post;
2) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post;
3) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post;
4) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules and follow instructions for an alternate form of entry.

No duplicate comments. Limit to 2 entries per household. Begins June 1, 2011 at 9 AM PST and end ends June 30, 20011 at 5 PM PST. 10 Winners (one from each participating blog) will receive a gift basket of Mary Kay® products (ARV $100 per basket). Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Initial Winners will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to claim prize before it is awarded to the Alternate Winner. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including D.C. who are 18 years or older. For complete official rules, click here.

146 comments:

  1. I would love to try their lip balm. Thanks. earthami at gmail.com

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  2. I'm a Mary Kay devotee. I'd like to try that blue shadow though...I'm always a little nervous about any color other than neutrals.

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  3. Glad to see I'm not the only one who has their makeup stolen by the girl. I would love to try that Lip Balm to see if it is just G making it look so good!

    Laura
    lmb2006lmb at yahoo.com

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  4. I luv the eye makeup remover and honey spice eyeshadow is my fave!

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  5. I would like to try their Firming Eye Cream... With age, the area around my 40 yr old eyes is not as firm as it once was. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lcaustin4@gmail.com

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  6. I would love to try some blue eyeshadow for my brown eyes too! And that tinted lip balm! Achavez 2007 AT gmail. DOT. Com

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  7. Mascara is the hardest thing to find...I've been committed to one brand for several years now, too. If it's that good, I'd love to try MK's!

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  8. I'd really like to have their Mascara

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  9. My chronically chapped lips would love to try the tinted lip balm. Moisturized lips and a little color? Sounds fab to me!

    becauseiamusemyself at gmail dot com

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  10. I would love to try the mascara. With all the treatments I am going through for my kidney and meds my eyes seems so sunken in and blah. A pick me up would be great with something like an easy to apply mascara. That is great there is finally one on the market I am aware of.

    Cynthiaclaudia@yahoo.com

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  11. I would love to try the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color Bundle since all i use is browns.

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  12. I really want to try their Satin Hands line & I love that you are doing this!


    Judy
    Judyjford@yahoo.com

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  13. I'd love to try the satin hands...my hands could use some satin. dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  14. http://twitter.com/guillenwins/status/76296689387966464 dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  15. i'd love to try the tinted lip balm
    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  16. Mary Kay® Forever Orchid™. This sounds lovely

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  17. I love to try the TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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  18. I love Mary Kay and would like to try their mascara.

    bmerr56@comcast.net

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  19. wow, Mary Kay has changed since the last time I had a party many years ago. A lot of new products, I would love to try out the TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser! Thank You. karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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  20. Tinted lip gloss please.
    dawniawnie (at) aol (dot) com

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  21. I would love to have some great skin care products! that coupled with a smile would be enough for me! :-) Thanks for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  22. I would love to try the eye makeup remover, the tinted lip balm and foundation :) lem7kbATvirginiaDOTedu

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  23. TimeWise foundation could make an amazing difference. Would love to try!

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  24. Tinted lip balm = NEED! kelly.streeter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Oooh! Your daughter has just sold me on the tinted lipbalm. :)

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  26. I would really like to try the time-wise miracle set skin care.

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  27. I love you for sharing naked photos of your face. I am not there yet.... :)

    I have heard really great things about the foundation, but only from friends from afar. No one I know near me uses Mary Kay, so I've not had the opportunity to buy it. I am also a fan of that magnetic compact! What a great way to be environmentally sound!

    teachdirty AT gmail DOT com
    starringlulu.blogspot.com

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  28. I'd love to try the mascara and some skin care products

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  29. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/77112327295602688

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  30. Love their caked eyeliner that you use with water. Not even sure they still make it as I've not bought makeup in a long time. Or anything else for myself actually.

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  31. I love their face powder. And the foundation! Would love to try more!

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  32. Heck, I'd be up for ANY of it! I once asked a lady in front of me at the checkout what perfume she was wearing and she said it was Mary Kay. It was heavenly, though I know you didn't list perfume above. Give me blush, eyeshadow, ANY thing.

    Kathy C.
    chamberl@flash.net

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  33. I want to try their mineral eye shadow bundle for green eyes

    relaxingjackson at sbcglobal dot com

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  34. I would love to try that really pretty lip color.

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  35. I would LOVE to try their Weekender Eye Pencil in Sage.

    Shannon M.
    shamichelle@yahoo.com

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  36. I'd love to try alllllll of it! :)
    millie101@hotmail.com

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  37. I would love to try the eye shadows my eyes are so dead looking no matter how hard I try with them. lstrevels@aol.com

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  38. I want tinted lip balm. Now. Please.

    stellaluna100@hotmail.com

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  39. I really like the idea of that compact - refillable and everything you need in one place. I'd love to try their eye shadow bundle.

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  40. The palette looks very pretty

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  41. I really want the compact. I'm scared of the blue eye shadow as well, but it turned out really nice on you. I also have brown eyes, so I would want to try it out.

    ohritz(@)yahoo(.)com

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  42. Haven't used Mary Kay in awhile sounds like I need to give the Mineral products and mascara a try.

    Tammy
    tspencer at elmore.rr.com

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  43. mascara is my favorite!

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  44. I would like to try the after sun replenishing gel or the cream eye color in iced cocoa.

    JessicaL1125@yahoo.com

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  45. How fun! I've always enjoyed playing with make-up. I'd really like to try the tinted lip balm. The color on your daughter looks pretty.

    THanks for your review!

    -ella
    ATX

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  46. As someone with brown eyes who is also blue shy ... I'd love to try the eyeshadow (and the nifty magnetic compact hey!). A child of the 80s I've been scared of blue eyeshadow since, but that color looks great!

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  47. That blue was amazing for your eyes! Wowsa!! I'm always all about trying new lip stuff! Love Mary kay!!
    Nell
    nell@kvikradio.com

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  48. That blue is gorgeous! I have a nail polish that would match it perfectly! That's what I want to play with! :)

    I've always loved Mary Kay stuff but haven't been able to find a seller near me in a while. Boo! Hopefully I win!

    mysticgypsy128@gmail.com

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  49. I have some Mary Kay, but would love to try some of their new stuff

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  50. I'd have to say the mascara, as my current mascara is very clumpy!

    realgreenacres @ frontiernet . net

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  51. The compact and the mascara both sound like something I would love to try out!

    badgruv @ netzero. com

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  52. would love to try the tinted lip balm (your daughter did a good job selling it, I guess? haha :)

    christine @ envail . com

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  53. I'd like to try the TimeWise® 3-in-1 Cleanser
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  54. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/77959481476128768
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  55. I COULD USE A LITTLE HELP.I WILL BE 60 YEARS OLD.I NEED NEW MAKEUP.

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  56. Mascara is my favorite too!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  57. As a child of the 80's, I'm all about trying to find a blue eye shadow that can work in present day. I'm despairing of ever finding a decent mascara so very willing to try one that won't flippin' clump!
    hope_greatamerican@yahoo.com

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  58. I do love Mary Kay. The eyeshadows are always nice!

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  59. I would love to try The Ultimate Mascara! I love good mascaras!

    tlcrum06 at att dot net

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  60. Tweeted giveaway as tlcrum06 6/7

    http://twitter.com/#!/tlcrum06/status/78189689139503104

    tlcrum06 at att dot net

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  61. Love my Mary Kay mascara, would like to try some of her other products.

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  62. The tinted lip balm looks lovely!
    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  63. I love the refillable compact and spf lip balm!!
    pbogdan@dslextreme.com

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  64. I would love to try their lip balm and eye shadows...the more colorful the better!
    athenasgrace17 at yahoo dot com

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  65. I have TERRIBLE luck finding a decent non-clumping mascara that doesn't make my eyes itchy and runny. So I'm all for trying out a new mascara that you like! I've always loved Mary Kay products in the past, so I'm sure I still would.

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  66. I like the TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  67. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/79403150901125120
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  68. Haha looking at that picture I'd say the tinted lip balm!

    sarah_jane117@yahoo.com

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  69. I would like to try the mascara! I'm always on the lookout for a good mascara and your description makes me want to try it!

    Shelley

    shelleymeyers@hotmail.com

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  70. The tinted lip balm looks super nice.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  71. either the fabulous ultimate Mary Kay mascara or The TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser is something I’d love to try. :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  72. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/79641763001798656

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  73. The nail polish! I'm obsessed...

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  74. I would love to try that mascara. Also, a long time ago I tried the oil-free moisturizer...loved it!!!
    anncan2@ymail.com

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  75. I would like to try the turquoise weekender pencil - because I can't use skinny pencils and that one's fat. I also have wanted to try the highlighting powder for a long time.
    Google isnt letting me post comments in my blogger name for some reasons so

    Jennifer Golub
    http://engelsigh.blogspot.com
    rasberryswrlgirl@hotmail.com

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  76. I would love to try the mascara. campek at gmail dotcom.

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  77. I would love to try the lip balm or lipsticks and see if they last longer than usual.

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  78. Mary Kay had my favorite foundation, then they stopped making it. :( I still use their hand cream every day.

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  79. I will go to all lengths for a great mascara.

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  80. mascara

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  81. I would love to try Mary Kay's Mascara. I love her make up line but haven't been able to try it all. my e-mail is cole.t@mchsi.com
    Lois

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  82. I would like to try some of their moisturizer.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  83. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/83356550672031744
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  84. The mascara looks great on your eyes!! Would love to try Mary Kay products as I have been an avid Estee Lauder user as my Grandma Isabelle was for 94 years :)

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  85. You sure clean up good! it's been a while since I've used Mary Kay, and I'm intrigued as to what the latest and greatest is. Thanks!

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  86. the cream foundation. it's great

    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  87. I've heard great things about their eye liners

    artisticbaker@gmail.com

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  88. My wife really likes their tinted lipgloss, just like your daughter does

    seanm1999 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  89. I love Mary Kay eye make up. Would love to win, thanks.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  90. Tweeted here too

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  91. Tweeted here too, forgot the link in my last comment.

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/84046925137059840

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  92. I think that putting on eyeliner makes the biggest difference in my appearance. It makes me look and feel 10 times better!
    mmburdette22 at yahoo dot com

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  93. Mascara does it for me. I need my eyes to pop and I feel good. don't leave home without it.
    mjlsheets@gmail.com

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  94. CUTE POST! I'M DYING TO TRY THE MARY KAY LASH LOVE MASCARA. I LOVE MASCARA BUT I'M PRETTY PICKY BUT WHAT THE HEY, LET'S TRY IT RIGHT? kytah00@yahoo.com

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  95. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/84802056875016193

    kytah00 {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  96. I would like to try the Time Wise Miracle Trio set
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  97. RT'd giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/84802853083947008
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  98. I'd line to try the shadow/liner duo. they look easy to carry.

    kruney@yahoo.com

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  99. I love Mary Kay products. I would love to try the mascara.
    sweeps785(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. http://twitter.com/#!/sweeper78/status/85184490334466048
    tweeted the giveaway. sweeps785(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. http://sweeper78.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-can-win-100-mary-kay-gift-basket.html

    blogged about the giveaway. sweeps785(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. I would LOVE to try this compact! It looks amazing!!!!!! Good quality brushes are unheard of in compacts, and that alone would likely make it worth my while! :0)

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  103. The Pedicure set would be so handy right now!

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  104. I love MK's oil control lotion and mineral foundation. I would like to try their mascara and tinted lip balm

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  105. I love the compact, and your daughter is precious.

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  106. I love lip sunscreen
    Batlorry@gmail.com

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  107. Blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2011/06/find-your-way-to-beautiful-and-enter.html
    Batlorry@gmail.com

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  108. Soooo many things, but I'd love to try the shadow and line eye duo

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  109. Tweet~ under Arniebelle
    http://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/86121510120591360

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  110. Mary Kay is my favorite brand of makeup, but where we live now there are no local representatives!
    klbs1@yahoo.com

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  111. I would love to try the Ultimate Mascara.

    Juleemm2003 at yahoo dot com

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  112. I would love to try the Satin Hands Set.

    trinitygsd at yahoo do tomc

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  113. https://twitter.com/#!/happishopr/status/86420530600747008

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot omc

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  114. I would like to try the Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  115. cdziuba@aol.com The tinted Lip Balm appeals to me

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  116. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/86446684783116288

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  117. Mary Kay's Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel is so nice and cool in the summertime. Love it!

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  118. I'd like to try the Ultimate Mascara.

    ceriehl at gmail dot com

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  119. i would love to try the black mascara
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  120. I would love to try the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer (normal to dry)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  122. I would like to try the time wise firming eye cream
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  123. I would love to try their TimeWise 3 in 1 cleanser! Anything to save time, but still help me look great!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  124. I want to try the TimeWise foundation.

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  125. I would love to try the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara
    Thanks so much
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  126. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/86507494167429120
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  127. Sweet Plum Eye Color
    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  128. I also Love the Mary Kay Mascaras!


    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  129. I want to try the firming eye cream for my little aging eyes

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  130. Would like to try the cream to powder foundation

    jbjovibaby at gmail dot com

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  131. I would like to try the TimeWise Firming Eye Cream.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  132. I’d love to try Satin Hands. My hands stay so dry so I think this product would really benefit me.

    Cosmetics, I'd love to try the NEW! Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15†, Peony. It's a shade that compliments my coloring, and the SPF is important, especially in summertime!

    My email is in my Blogger profile.

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  133. I would like to try Lash Love. cyngreen2 at writeme dot com

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  134. I am a mascara-holic and must have this mascara!

    Suzy Q

    sumarel@gmail.com

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  135. I've never tried Mary Kay--but would love to try the TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  136. The tinted lip balm and the Firming Eye cream!

    lauracartelli at hotmail dot com

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  137. I like the tinted lip balm sunscreen.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  138. I would love to try the Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Liquid Illuminator.

    atreau at gmail dotcom.

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  139. I'd like to try the Mineral Powder foundation. I've tried other mineral make up but haven't found one I'm happy with yet.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  140. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/86560665849954305

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  141. I would love to try the Satin Hands.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  142. I'd love to try the Ultimate Mascara

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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  143. I want to try the Mary Kay® Concealer.


    ccboobooy at gmail dot com

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  144. I don't know much about MK products, but I love what the Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color bundle did for your eyes! POP! I'd love to try the green/hazel eyes version.

    sooz-e at sbcglobal.net

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