Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mary Kay Review, Plus Giveaway!


Fashion Me Fabulous is part of the Blogher advertising network, which recently offered us the opportunity to review some new Mary Kay products, and give some away to you (more on that at the end)! I've been a long-time fan of Mary Kay. It was the first brand of makeup I tried and what I wore almost exclusively for my formative makeup years.

I love Mary Kay's new Tinted Lip Balm. I'm not a fan of the texture of most lipsticks, and while I like lip gloss, it wears off too quickly and is often too sticky. This balm is perfect. It wears for quite a while, feels wonderful on and has just the right amount of color. I like that it's tiny and fits in my pocket, but I do wish the packaging were a bit prettier.
I have a complicated relationship with mascara. It tends to weigh down my upper lashes throughout the day so they interlock with my lower lashes and glue my eyes shut. Mary Kay's Ultimate Mascara gave me volume without the weight. I kept the application light and still got nice full lashes that held up longer than any other mascara I've tried recently.
The new Mary Kay Compact Mini is genius. It's tiny, with a lower compartment to hold brushes and sponges and a top magnetic layer that holds three eye colors and a blush. This new magnetic system makes the colors easy to switch out (no more fighting to pry colors out of the compact!). I love the idea of a switchable, refillable compact. It's so much better than buying pre-made compacts, and being either stuck with those color combos or forced to carry several palettes. This space-saving compact will fit in the smallest purses and travel makeup bags.
The cheek color and mineral eye color were the high quality I've always experienced from Mary Kay. I was a bit surprised by the color collection for brown eyes. It included a tan called "silky caramel", a medium/light brown called "sienna" and a rich blue color called "midnight star". I'm used to purples for brown eyes. I'm still playing with the blue to get the right look. I'm not sure blue brings out brown eyes like the other brown eyes palettes I own. The tan and brown, however, look a lot nicer than I expected, and the "shy blush" color blush is, indeed, a shy and subtle color, which I love.
To learn more about Mary Kay visit the Official site.

Also, we are giving away a Mary Kay gift pack valued at $100. To enter, tell us in the comments which Mary Kay products you want to try and why? Make sure you include you email address so we can contact you if you win.* You can also Tweet or Blog your response, but make sure to post a comment with a link here (or we won't know you entered). For questions, or more information on entry options visit the Official Rules. This contest begins June 1 and ends June 30. For even more chances to win visit the BlogHer Promotions & Prizes section.

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.

* If you don't want to post your email, please email info[at]fashionmefabulous.com with a copy of your comment and your email.

125 comments:

  1. Id love to try that oil free makeup remover!

    siilentii27 at gmail dot com

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  2. I'd love to try the Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel. My eyes are dry and sort of puffy or dark circle-y or wrinkly, but not enough for actual treatment. So I would like to try the eye gel, which sounds excellent over the summer.

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    1. would you like a free sample? msg me your address on www.marykay.com/megan.c.guerrero and I'll send you one!

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  3. Tinted lip balm. I'm always looking for something that doesn't wear off immediately.

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  4. 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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  5. Love the compact with everything that you need all together! Great for travel.

    dbanicki@hbci.com

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  6. i want to try the tinted lip balm!
    lyndsey dot hauck at gmail dot com

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  7. I like that you can make the mini compact whatever you want it to be, and that there is a separate compartment for brushes. I haven't been wearing makeup for long, but it seems like a great way to try a few different shades and see what works without having to commit to a single color.

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    1. Their Ultimate Mascara really is the best! First one I have found that looks great, doesn't flake, and comes off easily when you want it to If you still want it you can order at www.marykay.com/megan.c.guerrero

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  8. i would love to have the compact,it would go anywhere!

    Cathy Philipps
    philipps.c@hotmail.com

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  9. I would love to try out their Mineral Powder foundation since I have heard so much about it. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway :)

    vhenline(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Mary Kay® Forever Orchid™ This sounds lovely

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  11. I'd love to try new eye shadow colors and the mascara.

    bmerr56@comcast.net

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  12. I would love to try the tinted lip balm... I HATE the feeling and taste of lipstick and lip gloss, but am a major balm wearer. This sounds perfect for me.

    I'm also always searching for the perfect mascara, so I would like to give MK's a try!

    I love love love their magnetic compacts and mineral eye makeup!!

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  13. I would love to try out the Beige 2 Mary Kay Creme-To-Powder Foundation to help with covering a few sun spot to help me refresh my makeup routine. Thank You karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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    1. Karen -- if you are still interested you can get that Foundation @ www.marykay.com/megan.c.guerrero

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  14. My face is really oily. So i would love to try the Mary Kay Oil Control Lotion 3.

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  15. The Mary Kay Velocity Lightweight Moisterizer would also help control excess oil on my face, especially my forehead.

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  16. TimeWise Line Reducer! Forehead and upper lip starting to show signs of my age (gasp!).
    dawniawnie (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. 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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  18. I'd love to try some of Mary Kays skin care products

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  19. https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/77120037466546176

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  20. I would love to try your facial cleansing products and facial lotions. I am in my 40's now and I don't have wrinkles yet but I want to keep it that way. Thanks

    ddelliquadri@excite.com

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    1. I'd love to send you some free samples! Msg me on my website www.marykay.com/megan.c.guerrero

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  21. I would love to try everything in this cute little compact but especially want to try the lip balm and the mascara...my poor eyelashes are just not the length I would like them to be!
    tamiquilts at att dot net

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  22. I'm a long time Mary Kay user and agree with most of your comments, the exception being I don't like the tinted lip balm.

    I would like one of the travel compacts ... it sounds like it's the perfect size and great for taking just the makeup you need on a trip.

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  23. I like the TimeWise® 3-in-1 Cleanser
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  24. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/77961263409414144
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  25. i love the tinted lip balm - They deposit a gentle nudge of color that encourages a quick glance, as opposed to shouting, “HEY, LOOK AT ME!” I think they’d be perfect for an office with a strict dress code.

    habibahasanie@gmail.com

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  26. TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation is the one thing I really want to try. I have never found a foundation that I liked.I have heard some good things about this one.

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  27. I would love to try the Indulge® Soothing Eye Gel for my puffy eyes. I'd also like to try the mascara because I'm always looking for a good mascara.

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  28. I think I'd like to try the timewise miracle trio set
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  29. I'm getting married this July and am looking for a really good WATERPROOF mascara! I've heard great things about MK's mascara and would love to know that I can tear up all I want during my wedding ceremony and know that my eye makeup is staying in place!

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  30. I want to try the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover because its a bestseller and I would love the fact that its oil free!

    crazypplrok at gmail dot com

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  31. I would like to try the mascara!!
    athenasgrace17 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I like the TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanser because I want to try different cleaner
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  33. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/79401861634985984merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  34. Would like to try the tinted lip balm because I have very dry lips.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  35. I'd love to try their ultimate mary kay mascara. I hear it doesn't clump! :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot ocm

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  36. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/79640693001306112

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  38. RT'd giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/angiewith3/status/80790565968556032
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  39. I'm really curious to try the lip balm & mascara you tried (those are my 2 go-to makeup items!)

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  40. That's what I keep thinking about the blue vs. purple eyeshadow for brown eyes. What were they thinking? I'm sure you looked great, but I just can't see me in blue shadow.

    jebbica at gmail dot com

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  41. I'd love to try the Mary Kay® Compact Pro® because you can have everything together in a stylish compact.
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  42. tweeted from your link
    http://twitter.com/#!/karlatrx/status/81204266424991745
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  43. I'd like to load up the mirrored compact with eyeshadow, blush and foundation and have my own to-go kit.

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  44. ultimate mascara

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  45. eye shadows and mascara

    email at summaiyahhyder dot com

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  46. I'd like to try the TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer because - "age fighting", need I say more?
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  47. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/83359837915840512
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  48. I would love to try their foundation primer!

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  49. medium coverage cream foundation. I need to try a new brand

    mjf926@gmail.com

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  50. tinted lipgloss

    artisticbaker at gmail dot com

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  51. My wife would love that mix and match compact, with so many color options

    seanm1999@hotmail.com

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  52. bluegirl1423 (at) gmail (dot) com

    I love all things blue, so I would want to try their navy blue mascara! I'm a rebel, what can i say?

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  53. I would love to try some different eye shadows. I don't wear anything but eye make up.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  54. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/84052166343528448

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  55. I would like to try the eyeliner; 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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  56. I would love to try the Limited-Edition* Mary Kay® Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 15 in Peony because it is THE perfect color for summer and I've been really wanting to try a bright pink lip. Plus, it has a great SPF that will protect my lips from the harmful rays of the sun!
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  57. Tweet! http://twitter.com/fashfrugality/status/84075639614881793
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  58. I would love to try the Mary Kay Pink Satin Lipstick. I have a hard time choosing lipsticks and I feel uncomfortable trying samples in stores because who knows where the lipstick has been? Some colors do not go well with my tan complexion and the only color I've ever been satisfied with is a nude color. It would be nice to try something new and poppy since it's summer.

    LLAI@live.com

    Blogged@: http://lovedovefashion.blogspot.com/2011/06/mary-kay-giveway.html

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  59. Never tried Mary Kay...would love to.

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  60. Never tried Mary Kay...would love to.

    juliana.etchason@gmail.com

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  61. I LOVE EXPERIMENTING WITH DIFFERENT MASCARAS SO I'D SAY I'D GO FOR THE LASH LOVE MASCARA, ONE OF THEIR NEWEST! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  62. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/84807808440205312 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  63. Would love to try the Creme-to-Powder Foundation...so hard to find a good foundation that doesn't make me look fake and bring out all my wrinkles. Hope this would work.

    jijarah@hotmail.com

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

    kruney@yahoo.com

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  65. I reeeeeeallllyyyyy want to get my mitts on one of those compacts, but I would love to try their limited edition nail laquer... both colors look pretty, but being summer I'm partial to brights, so I'd chose coral stone. Mary Kay used to make AMAZING nail polish and I'm super pumped to see that they may be bringing it back! I hope they bring that line back permanently!

    danceswifhooves(at)yahoo.com <-- email addy :0)

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

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  67. The Satin hands set is de-lish!

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  68. My oily skin is suffering from blemishes, uneven skin tone and black heads so I would like to the try the microdermabrasion for oily to combination skin and the eye revitalizer for my dark circles.

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  69. i love the Mary Kay® Lip Protector Sunscreen SPF 15* I live in az sunscreen is mandatory.

    Ps i tried the virtual makeover real cool.
    Batlorry@gmail.com

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

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  71. I would love to try the TimeWise Microdermabrasion Set

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  72. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/86138934870024193
    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  73. I'd like to try the mascara. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

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  74. I would like to try Mary Kay's Time Wise Age-Defying Moisturizer to help with some of the signs of aging that are beginning to show on my face.
    klbs1@yahoo.com

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  75. The lip balm sounds great!

    ellenslane(at)comcast(dot)net

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  76. I want to try the Lash Love Mascara.

    juleemm2003 at yahoo dot com

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  77. I like the Satin Hands and their mascaras. That's pretty much all I use in the summer.

    julie(dot)purin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  78. I would love to try the Satin Hands Set on my super dry, cracked hands.
    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  79. https://twitter.com/#!/happishopr/status/86424652028723200

    trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  80. I'd really like to try one of their mascaras (I'm thinking their waterproof maybe?) I'm in desperate need of new mascara.

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I want to try Satin Hands because my hands are dry and chapped, and I have always loved Mary Kay so that's why I want to win!

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  82. tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/86445109159268352

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  83. I would love to try the TimeWise® Microdermabrasion kit because I am not getting any younger!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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

    turboterp at gmail dot com

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  85. i want to try the black mascara because i have always heard how wonderful it is and i love mascara
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  86. TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer (normal to dry) because my skin is super thristy (and aging)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  87. I want to try the mary kay lash love mascara because I want fuller eyelashes
    stanleybilly(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  88. I would love to try their TimeWise 3 in 1 cleanser! Anything to help me save time, but still help this skin I'm in!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  89. I want to try the TimeWise foundation.Looks like a time saver for me.

    1agordon at live.com

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  90. I'd really love to try the Mary Kay Concealer.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  91. The foundation primer because it looks like it could really be of help to me!


    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  92. Always searching for the perfect mascara and would love to try Mary Kay's

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  93. I would like to try the TimeWise® Firming Eye Cream. Unfortunately, I'm at the age when eye cream is a must have.

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  94. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/heatherzilla8/status/86527662188789760

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  95. I want to try out the Tinted Moisturizer. I like a lighter coverage in the summer

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  96. I've never tried Mary Kay--but would love to try the TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer--because I'm 44 and want to fight the ageing process with anything I can get my hands on.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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

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  98. I want to try Lash Love because I love mascara and this looks like a good kind.

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  99. I would love to try Sheer Bliss cream blush because it looks like an everyday blush.

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  100. 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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  101. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/86557456146247681

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  102. I would like to try the tinted lip balm with sun screen as I wear a lot of lip balm and need the protection from the sun.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  103. I would love to try out their Mineral Powder foundation since I have heard great things about it.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  104. I would love to try the Satin Hands

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  105. I'd like to try the Ultimate Mascara because I'm still searching for mascara that gives a lot of volume.

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

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  106. I would so love to try the mineral eye shadows. And that mini compact looks so sleek.

    lapsus.calami at gmail dot com

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  107. I think the Tinted Lip Balm would be perfect for me because I like a natural look.

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  108. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/86590557337554945

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  109. I want to try the peach satin hands hand cream because my hands always get dry in the summer.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. I would love to try the satin lips treatment. My lips get very dry in the summer.
    januarywins at hotmail dot com

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  111. i would like to try the TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. i tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/86634208688222208

    debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. I would like to try the Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black because it lasts all day with up to 5 times the volume.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  114. I love tinted lip balm! It's a great way to give yourself a natural-looking color enhancement, with the added benefit of long-wear and moisturizer!

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  116. I'd love to try the tinted lip balm in rose or peony anything to give my lips a pink color moisture since i don't like drinking water lols
    azn_lil_yuzuyu@yahoo.com

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  117. I love Mary Kay cosmetics...would be so great to win. I especially would like to try their Sienna eyeshadows....they look so pretty

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  118. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/tatteredsoul77/status/124571630058995712

    luckycharm8103 at gmail dot com

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  119. I really love eyeshadows, and I also love Mary Kay cosemetics.

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