So today while shopping I was approached my a Mary Kay rep who told me her and her group were going a scavenger hunt and asked that if I fell into one of the categories written on a card could I please sign on the space. So trying to be helpful I did just that and signed under a category that best matched me. She then said that because I had helped her she would like to give me a sample of her skin care to try and then asked me questions about my skin. Next she asked if she could call me tomorrow to ask about the skin care. I told her that it wasn't a good time as I am planning for an event and would just not be available. She then grabbed the sample she has just given me and walked away.
Now I have never used Mary Kay products; therefore I have never had to deal with another representative in the past and this encounter has left me with a horrible feeling about the company. I have heard such great things about the products and was actually searching a while ago online to find a rep in the area. Being a makeup artist I have clients who often ask my opinion on skin care etc and I could have been a great resource for this rep. I know not to judge by just one person, but I just had to share this experience as it really did upset me giving this women 5 minutes of my time and I really didn't have time to give only to be given a sample and have it taken from my hands!
I will of course still try to find a rep in my area I can speak with about products I am interested in. Again I have heard some really great things about many products that Mary Kay carries and would love to try some things out. I just wonder how many other women today were left to feel as I did while they shopped but will not give Mary Kay another chance?!
If you use Mary Kay or are a rep yourself please let me know in the comments how you feel about my experience today. Was it rare or something you have experienced yourself?