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Mary Kay Skincare Review and Q&A

I've been testing out the Mary Kay Timewise skin care routine for about the last month and am really loving the results. Below I'll talk about the routine as well as do a Q&A with Julie, a Mary Kay consultant about working with the company and what she loves about it! Keep reading!


I've been using this skin care routine for about a month and am easing my way into it as my skin is super sensitive and freaks out at any change in product especially when changing a whole routine. I started by just using the routine at night and am just starting to incorporate it in the morning. If you drastically change your skin care routine your skin will more than likely go through a phase of purging. The first week or two I did go through a little bit of purging, a few breakouts but nothing major and they wouldn't last long as the products are improving my skin. Just be aware when using new products how your skin reacts, if your face drastically breaks out or gets a rash maybe that product isn't for you, it happens! 

I was so surprised with the difference in my skin just by using the routine at night that I'm excited to see how my skin will improve using it both day and night! 

I will be doing check ins over the next few months with these products and keep you all posted as to what I think!

Below you can find my Q & A with Julie about her Mary Kay Journey and if you want to chat with her about products here is her IG: @julievanderwerf

1. What made you get involved with Mary Kay and become a consultant?

 I was at my first facial with my beautiful sister and at the time I really struggled with acne, so the Clearproof products by Mary Kay that felt so amazing on my skin and I noticed a difference after just one use. The consultant who gave us facials was so friendly and down-to-earth, she shared her vision and goals of building her team and earning her first free car. I never in a million years thought I would make a great consultant but after a my sister told me I would be great I decided, why not?! I knew I could work the business around my school schedule and my other job and was so impressed by the company's values of Faith first, family second, career third and living life by the Golden Rule I knew it was the perfect fit. So the very same day I started my Mary Kay journey. 

2. What is your favorite part about the company and being a part of it?

 My favorite thing about this company is the people and our founder Mary Kay Ash. I read her story after starting my business and was so impressed by her grit and her love for women. She truly went out on a limb to start the company less than one month after loosing the love of her life, Mel Ash to a fatal heart attack. She knew women needed an opportunity for financial independence, so she kept going and started this beautiful company. I love that the leaders of our company do everything within their power to keep the legacy of giving going so we can enrich more lives. 

3. What is your favorite product, if you could only pick one?

This is such a tough question, if I only had to pick one- I couldn't live without my moisturizer. I use the TimeWise combination/oily and I couldn't live without hydration. 

4. What advise do you have for other girl bosses out there?

Best tip ever, forget P&L as far as profit and loss. Switch to People and Love- Yes we are in business and need to provide for ourselves and our families but when you focus on others and filling their needs, or simply making them feel special- you will always be successful. Get the dollar signs out of your eyes and focus on building relationships. (I got that one from Mary Kay but it has become my motto) 

August Favorites!

Happy Labor Day Everyone! Hope you all are having a wonderful day whatever you are doing! I got together my favorite beauty products for the month of August to share with you all! These are products that I have used all month long and have become part of my basic routine. I'm including hair, skin care and makeup in this month's favorite for you but let me know if you would like to see all my favorites for everything in makeup. Also most of these products are super affordable and I will link everything for you! 


For hair care this month, I've been loving this shampoo and conditioner combo from Garnier! My hair has never felt so healthy and smooth. The scent is amazing and the products leave your hair so shiny and smelling like coconut, not to mention these are affordable and can be found at Target and several other retailers. Shop these below!


For skin care these have been my go to products lately! My skin is super sensitive so all these products are super gentle on the skin and constantly in reach. I use the cleanser, micellar water, and mosturizer everyday and change up the other products depending what my skin needs. Again super affordable products that are easy to find and are linking below for you!


Next these two have been some of my favorite body products this month! I'm obsessed with the shea sugar scrub to exfoliate the skin! As well as the bath and body works ultra shea body cream in practically any scent. I have 3 of them all over the house, they are so creamy and luxurious, they are a must have!


As for some of my favorites in the makeup department these are the stand outs this month! Colourpop has been killing it launching tons of new products so they are in here with a few things this month! I've been living for their setting and priming sprays, I can not do my makeup without them! Also the highlight palette is like no other and the price is right for 6 highlights! Next up for eyes I'm obsessed with the Jaclyn Hill Palette from Morphe! Jaclyn killed it with these shadows, its the one palette you need in your collection! My favorite blush this month has been the Kylie Cosmetics blush in the shade Barely Legal, it's the perfect tone for summer and will take me into fall, I love it! Finally these mascaras have been the best and the combo is everything you want! L'oreal's Lash Paradise is perfection for everyday, it gives you the perfect lashes. For a little bit something extra I use the Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara it gives you something more and is perfect for lengthening those lashes! 

I highly recommend checking out list of best mascaras HERE, this will help you find a mascara that is right for you!

Shop these products below:

That's it for my August favorite guys! Let me know what your current beauty favorites are so I can try them out! Also a Labor Day Haul will be coming your way next week! Have a great week!