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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Denise Calhoun, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Review {Plus a Giveaway!}

Recently, I was given the opportunity to sample some products from Mary Kay.

Mary Kay is a company which needs no introduction. The company was founded by Mary Kay Ash in 1963, and since then has become a beauty powerhouse for all things skin care and color cosmetics-related! Just about every woman has tried or at least heard of Mary Kay products.

I knew it was meant to be when Denise Calhoun, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant offered to let me review one of the products she sells. I was pregnant when she contacted me and desperately in need of pampering. I think she picked the best product possible for my ever-so-tired feet.

The item Denise sent to me is one of Mary Kay's newest products, the Limited Edition Mary Kay® Mint Blossom Pedicure Set. And since this set retails for just $24, it makes for a really great and affordable gift for anyone who likes to be pampered!

Here is the stock photo of my pedicure set. As you can see in the photo, the set includes the following:
  • 10 Mint Blossom™ Foot Fizzies
  • One 3 oz. Mint Blossom™ Icy Foot Gel
  • One Pumice Stone (in the cutest little foot shape!)
  • One Emery Board
  • One Coordinating Bag (making it perfect for gift-giving!)
  • When I got my pedicure set I was so excited to try it out. The only bummer was knowing that I couldn't reach my feet to use it! You see, I was waiting to finally pamper myself once I had my baby. But after a few days went by, I couldn't wait any longer! After going a full nine days past my due date, I knew it was time to call in the hubs.

    Luckily, I am married to one of the greatest guys in the world. He loves me enough to scrub and rub my swollen feet. :) And he even did so for an entire half hour! To get started, I grabbed the closest thing I could find to soak my feet. Yep, what you see below is my daughter's toy bassinet. We just won't tell her! I can always bleach it later. ha ha
    I wanted to take a picture of the Mint Blossom™ foot fizzies in action, and I was actually totally surprised when it instantly fizzed! It was like a little science experiment! The directions say to "Drop 2-3 Foot Fizzies into water for a burst of fizz. Soak feet 15 minutes for softer soles. Pat feet dry." I actually only used the one fizzy, and found it to suffice. It gave off the most pleasant aroma! The fizzies made the water smell amazing. I could smell a sweet, lemony fragrance, and hours later the scent remained on my skin.
    Next, my husband took the cute little foot-shaped pumice stone to my callouses. He rubbed them until my feet felt baby soft smooth. The pumice stone didn't hurt my skin, but was just the right amount of roughness to smooth off my feet.
    Finally, my husband rubbed the Mint Blossom™ Icy Foot Gel on my feet. It left them feeling cool and refreshed. This is just what I needed after 41+ weeks of pregnancy bliss. All in all, I fully recommend this pedicure set to my readers, as I completely loved it.

    If you are looking for a fully personalized Mary Kay shopping experience, please contact Denise Calhoun. Denise is such a lovely woman to work with, and is fully deserving of all the new contacts and customers I am able to send her way. She's completely willing to spend time with you, discussing your needs and expectations as a customer, making your beauty experience a fun and personal one. I fully suggest that you contact her if you are ever in need of some time-tested and approved Mary Kay products, in addition to a great shopping experience.

    Here, Denise tells us a little bit about herself. "My name is Denise Calhoun. I started my business in 2010. I live in Texas with my husband and my dog, Zeus. Every year Mary Kay gives different women's shelters across the US money to help them out.
There are a million ways to beautiful, and I can help you find yours – from skin care advice, to free makeovers, to shop-your-way convenience. Find Your Way to Beautiful™ every day with me!

How I bring beauty to you:
As my customer, you can create your ideal beauty experience. I offer personalized service that fits you. Just tell me if you’d like a one-on-one consultation, a party with friends, a virtual party, makeup tips, skin care advice or free samples. You can always try before you buy. If you prefer to shop online only or order by e-mail or phone, the choice is yours. I’d love to help you with any or all of your beauty needs. Let’s talk!"

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Denise is offering you a chance to win your own pedicure set, just like the one I received! She is graciously sponsoring our 8K Facebook Fan giveaway. {ENTER HERE} from 8/15/12 - 9/14/12!

Denise Calhoun, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

Phone: (713) 907-2958
The Best Times to Reach Me
Monday 4-9pm
Tuesday 3-9pm
Wednesday 4-9pm
Thursday 3-9pm
Friday 9am-9pm
Sunday 1pm. - 9pm

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  1. Looks like a great kit. Now only is I could get my husband to rub my feet it would be even

  2. I used to sell Mary K before we moved out of the city. The products all rock.

  3. That looks like something my feet would enjoy!

  4. I love Mary K! Great Review and thank you for sharing it!

  5. Thank you for the great review. I have been a Mary Kay fan for years now.

  6. What a great kit for the feet! Thanks for sharing about it.

  7. Until the end of the month I am offering 30% off all products including this pedicure set. :) Just mention this blog.

  8. We could all use a little feet pampering! :) I love Mary Kay!

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  10. My feet are in desperate need of some love! Flip flops all summer and an intense fear of pedicures is not helping!

  11. I absolutely love this set, what mom/student/maid(to my family)couldn't use this!

  12. My feet could so use a vacation! Can you say Mary Kay Spa Day?

  13. Thanks for the Giveaway, great stuff here.

  14. Looks like a great foot kit. I love mary kay stuff its such a good product line. Would love to use these! Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. i have never given myself a pedicure before.i have been wanting to soak my feet in epson salt with some lemons thrown in. makes the feet soft.

  16. I love the pedicure set. Cute colors

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  17. I love getting a pedicure but never have I given myself one. Btw, great review and giveaway.

  18. I love pedicures and pampering my feet. This looks like an awesome kit and a great way to relax. Does Mary Kay have pedicure kits that don't smell like mint? The smell of mint makes me violently ill. If there are other scents, I would love to try this!

    Thank you for the review!

  19. neatos i could use this!! but i rather gift it to my mother for her 59th birthday coming up..

  20. I love this little kit.I wish I could get my husband to do this for me.I really could use this for my feet .they crack so easily.

  21. I love the coordinating bag; the colors are just perfect for Summer! :-)

  22. That pedicure kit looks amazing! I need that after a summer in flip flops! I think the fizzy stuff would be the best :)

  23. I like the items above - honestly, now that I think about it, I don't think I have ever tried any Mary K products. I'm very familiar with them though.

  24. I really like the items for the feet because I have a lot of problems with them!

  25. I have always used Mary Kay cleansing cream and always will!

  26. You are one lucky gal! What a great husband!! For only $24.00, you are right, this makes a great gift. I like the bag that you can repurpose later! :)

  27. ooh i like fizzies lol
    great foot kit XD

  28. This looks like a foots best friend. I have some major foot scales. This looks just like the pampering I need. Thanks so much for sharing!

  29. stephanie eisenmenger shubertAugust 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    i liked that you showed us a great kit from mary kay!! I love pedicures!!

  30. Well since I'm a guy I've never used Mary Kay, though I'm positive my mother has. Mint Blossom Pedicure, sounds really relaxing..I've seen guys get pedicures so maybe I should try it once lol.

  31. i would love an awesome foot rub and this has exactly what i need to relax! :)

  32. This is an awesome foot kit. I have some bad feet that I don't let anyone but myself touch. This will be my 'professional' pedicure kit without having to leave the house.

    1. Forgot to add that my entry is under Sara Campbell

  33. I love the foot kit. It looks very relaxing.

  34. I bet my feet would thank me for this.

  35. Thanks for giving, and I love that you are available to help.

  36. This is an amazing kit. I can always use some foot care and some pampering!

  37. This kit is awesome, I always need pampering my feet would love this :)

  38. My mother in law sells Mary Kay! I absolutely love their products.

  39. I love the peppermint foot lotion. As a nurse, I work long hours on my feet all day, and this is so relaxing at the end of the night - helps calm my throbbing aches! I love Mary kay products!

  40. There are so many great products featured to win! Thanks for making these available.

  41. I would really love to try all these foot products.My feet are always sore and they swell,ugh

  42. these products look great. with two very young kids and a household to run i would love this option to stay at home and be pampered

  43. I would love the pedicure set. I definately need it. I love that you can do everything in your own home and be pampered without having to go to some beauty salon and spend a fortune. I love those soaking baths they have at the salon and to be able to have that in my home and do it whenever I want oh that would be nice.


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