Monthly Archives: April 2009

April Autism Awareness Month Fundraisers

As you all know, April is Autism Awareness Month and I am the Mom of a 6 year old girl with autism. In honor of that I am offering fundraising opportunities to anybody who is interested in raising money to support those touched by autism. If you book a Mary Kay party during the Month of April (Party does not have to be held in April) I will donate 40% of the Total Party sales to the autism charity of your choice.

If parties maybe aren’t your thing, I also offer a special Satin Hands Fundraiser year round which allows individuals or groups to take orders for the Award Winning Satin Hands Pampering Set and/or Customer Favorite Satin Lips kits and earn $15 per Satin Hands and $9 per Satin Lips Kit ordered for their charity.

Both of these fundraisers are very easy, fun, and generate great results. If you are interested in finding out more or getting your fundraiser started please contact me soon as spots are already filling up quickly.

Thank you for your support!

Julie Reed
Independent Senior Beauty Consultant
Mary Kay Cosmetics
(919) 882-9676


Mary Kay on Nightline

Did you see the great report about Mary Kay on Nightline?  Whether you are looking to replace income from loss of a job or to supplement income that isn’t quite making ends meet or provide the lifestyle that you want, it is a GREAT time to join Mary Kay!  Check out the Nightline report and see what all the excitement is about.

I am currently building my Mary Kay sales team and looking to add entrepreneurial Women AND Men to my team so if you are ready to start your own business, contact me today at or (919) 882-9676.  Don’t forget to check out the great incentives available for joining Mary Kay in April!

How to avoid the 10 most common makeup mistakes on your Wedding Day!

All eyes will be on you. Make sure every inch is worthy of close-up attention.

Give nature a helping hand by starting a basic skin care program at least 2-3 months prior to your wedding. Daily care, a morning and evening regimen primes your face for the sheer makeup look brides love!


Undoubtedly, this is one of the happiest moments of your life and you may shed a few tears of joy. The last thing you want to happen is the photographer taking a picture of your makeup leaving your face before you leave the altar.


The ultimate in kissable lips…Select a lipstick rich in moisturizers and emollients. Line first, use a brush to apply color and reapply for staying power. Add a touch of gloss for shine. Avoid frosted lip color.


Sets makeup and provides a matte finish. Helps control oil break-through and shine. Always select powder in a shade closes to your natural skin tone. Pressed powder is portable so use it throughout the day to pat away shine. Shake applicator after each use to prevent a


Gives skin a smooth even-toned finish as it guards against environmental elements. Apply with fingers or sponge using sweeping strokes, blending well, especially along the jaw line and hairline. Do not select a foundation shade to match the back of your hand. Select one that closely blends along the jaw line.


Color is the variable that adds sparkly to your bridal look. To harmonize, simply choose makeup and wardrobe attire with a single undertone either vibrantly cool or radiantly warm. Make sure you harmonize lip color, cheek color and nail color.


Blush should provide a soft glow, never streaked or blotchy. For sheer and even application, use a blush blending brush. Begin applying at the base of the hairline near the ear and blend forward using up and down feathery strokes. Wherever you lay the blending brush first, deposits the most color. Lightly dust face powder over blush to tone.


A woman’s fragrance is her most intimate trademark, the invisible part of herself that makes a lasting impression on other people’s senses. The scents you select are your own personal signatures. Never overdo your aroma. Make sure your fragrance doesn’t arrive before you do! Use fragrance- layering techniques to apply body creams, dusting powders, and colognes. The scent you select will either be silent and suggestive, feverish and magical or romantic and sensual.


Use tricks of the beauty trade to accentuate, enhance and define your most excellent features. Glamour can be applied to compliment any face shape and complexion, regardless of facial contours or bone structure. Minor imperfections and blemishes may be neatly corrected by using a concealer. The catchwords are experiment prior to your wedding date.


Beautiful skin care and glamour isn’t just something you buy – it’s something you learn. Through personal instruction learn the right beauty regimen customized for your skin type and proper glamour application. It’s your Wedding Day guarantee!

About the Author:

Julie Reed is an Independent Senior Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.  Contact her today to schedule your professional skin care consultation.  (919) 882-9676 or