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Mary Kay is Merry Perfect!


Okay, you all know how much I love trying new facial creams, balms and serums but when Audrey Noronha-Teixeira asked me to try her Mary Kay line, I was a little reluctant to use products from an old school company. In fact, I had more reservations on trying products from a company I thought only my Mother and Grandmother used back in their day. I'm SO thankful I gave them a shot. I never expected to adore it as much as I do. And, let me tell you, these Mary Kay products are really giving today's brand competitors a run for their money. My personal favorite is the Timewise Line. Check out this quick video:


Here's what you might not have known. Mary Kay was founded in 1963 by a woman named Mary Kay Ash. She started her company with only 5 products and a dream to inspire women to transform their lives and achieve success by becoming independent beauty consultants. Not only does Mary Kay continue to strive in the beauty industry, this amazing company generously contributes to the Global COVID-19 pandemic on many levels. Over 10 million dollars in monetary and product donations was just the beginning. Mary Kay also donated tens of thousands of hand sanitizer units to the Federal Government and First Responders as well as issued grants to domestic violence shelters across Canada in the wake of Covid-19.

But, let's get back to how great the products are. Recently I've been using Mary Kay's Satin Hands. For those who don't know this about me, I suffer from extreme dry skin; especially on my hands. Most of us, when we think of dry skin, we usually envision having dry legs or even parts of our face. With winter fast approaching, and overuse of hand sanitizers, it's important to keep our hands (and knuckles) moisturized. I don't know about any of you but my knuckles can get so dry, they crack open and bleed; especially in the cold season.


I started using Satin Hands a few months back and I can attest that this product has helped me on so many levels. Not only am I NOT embarrassed to show my hands when I need to slate them for an acting audition, I'm also happy to continue to talk with my hands during one of my online classes (it's a total Italian thing) without feeling self conscious about it. The Satin Hands pampering set helped my skin dramatically and it was super easy to implement into my evening routine. Massaging a small amount of The Satin Hands protecting softener leaves your hands feeling divine but when you couple it with The Satin Hands Satin Smooth Refining Shea Scrub..... it's a whole new level. Keeping my hands nourished daily is easily done by keeping the Satin Hands Nourishing Shea Cream beside my bed. Each night, I apply it on my hands and between my fingers just before I go to sleep. I find this helps the Satin Hands work it's magic while I rest.

My hands are not the only thing benefiting from Mary Kay these days. The pores on my face have been as well, thanks to Mary Kay Timewise Microdermabrasion Refine paired with the Pore Minimizer. I'm at that age (ahem, closer to 50 than 40) where my pores were screaming for help. Thankfully these two products combined are reducing the look of my large pores and helping me maintain a youthful appearance.


Did you know that pores generally start to appear larger when we lose elasticity and this can happen at any age? Exfoliation is super important to help mitigate the aging process. The earlier we interrupt this process, the faster we can slow the process of aging. If you're finding your makeup is not applying to you skin like it used to, or it's caking and creasing, you might be in need to a good exfoliation. Timewise has you covered in this area. I'm certain you're going to love it as much as I do.


Extremely happy with my new found smooth hands and smaller pores, I reached out to Audrey on Facebook to see what other miracle products she could recommend. She directed me to the Timewide Miracle 3D set. This kit contains 1 age minimize 4-in-1 cleanser, 1 age minimize 3D day cream, 1 minimize 3D night cream and 1 age minimize 3D eye cream. This kit is absolutely perfect and has everything I need to keep my skin feeling and looking fresh daily.

I love switching up my products from time to time and this kit was exactly what my skin needs. Just like my hair, my skin gets used to products that I've been using for a prolonged period of time. I often switch up the products and brands every 60-90 days; giving my skin a much needed reset. I often rotate my favourite brands throughout the year, giving my skin a break from what it's accustomed to. I find this helps boost the product's impact; keeping your skin constantly refreshed.


If you follow me on Instagram and watch my Instagram Stories , you would have witnessed me using the Hydrogel Eye Patches specifically designed to instantly revive, awaken and hydrate tired eyes. Yup, that was me at 6:30 am on the first day of homeschooling my kids.

The best part of Mary Kay is the affordability of the products. Click HERE to see product items and pricing at your own convenience. Please feel free to reach out to Audrey with any questions, concerns or advice. She has been super helpful to me and offers a plethora of knowledge when it comes to this brand.


Whether you decide to show up for your beauty routine or not, the control is in your hands. I'm super happy I decided to get past my limited thinking of an outdated company that started in the 60's and gave some of their new products a chance. I can't help but feel a little nostalgic while using these products. Knowing they were trusted by my grandmother, trusted by me and who knows, maybe even trusted by my own daughter when she grows into a young adult brings me joy. The fact that this company is giving back on a global level impresses me.


Mary Kay is more than your Grandmother's go to creams. Over and above these magical serums lies a plethora of other fantastic products like, makeup, body & sun and fragrances. Did you know they also have a men's line? The next time you're looking to try something new, I highly suggest you try Mary Kay.


AUDREY NORONHA-TEIXEIRA

Audrey recently celebrated her 24th year as a Mary Kay Director and has been running her Mary Kay business for 29 years. Plus, it's Mary Kay Canada's anniversary of 42 years. In celebration of this huge milestone, Audrey is offering some amazing anniversary specials: As an existing client, new client (if you don't have a MK consultant) or just curious about the products, search and request to join Up your Game Gorgeous (Audrey's exclusive VIP page) to see all her anniversary specials.


Download the FREE Mary Kay Skin Analyzer App and feel free to contact Audrey direct. https://youtu.be/F2mw7p2kNrg


Follow Audrey, SS Director Mary Kay:

Facebook @ AudreyntMK

Instagram @ ntaudrey

Email: audreymk@gmail.com

Website: Mary Kay/Audrey

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