Jul 29, 2015


Mary Kay Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Mary Kay Ash founded her namesake brand 50 years ago, with a little more than $5,000 and a dream. Today, Mary Kay, Inc. offers over 200 products, spans approximately 35 markets and provides hundreds of thousands of women the opportunity to start their own businesses as Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. Not bad for a $5,000 investment.

Mary Kay Proves One Woman Can Make A Difference

Founded on the belief that one woman can make a difference, Mary Kay is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary by celebrating the brand’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit in two beautiful ways:

mary-kay-special-edition-compact-mini-z2In honor of Mary Kay Ash’s mission to prove that one woman can make a difference, Mary Kay has launched its One Woman Can campaign, complete with a beautiful special-edition Beauty That Counts® Mary Kay Compact Mini–a compact that features a golden Swarovski crystal “nestled  amid a wave of ripples–a reminder that when you touch someone’s life, you create a ripple effect that carries far beyond that one act.”  From January 16, 2013-May 15, 2013, Mary Kay will donate $1 from each sale of the special-edition Beauty That Counts Mary Kay Compact to loveisrespect.org.

In a larger effort to create ripples of change in communities around the world, Mary Kay will host One Woman Can™ makeover contests in 35 countries around the world,March 8-March 10, 2013, in the hopes of establishing a new Guinness World Record for the most makeovers provided over the course of two days. Additionally, Mary Kay will offer participants the chance to win a $5,000 donation to benefit charity–paying forward the Mary Kay tradition of making a difference with a little more than $5,000 and a dream.

Mary Kays Makes Turning 50 Look So Good

Mary Kay continues to celebrate it’s golden anniversary by revamping it’s image and introducing several fresh new and inspiring collections and fragrances.

Traditional Eastern style meets modern runway fashion in Mary Kay’s new Zen in Bloom collection. The collection features spring mary kay obi clutchgarden-inspired color palettes and a fashion-forward limited edition Obi Clutch. Complete with bright blues, bamboo greens, vibrant corals and cherry blossom pinks, the Zen in Bloom collection shows that being bright is beautiful.

Also in celebration of Mary Kay’s big 5-0, the brand introduces a new fragrance, Dance to Life. Packaged in a soft, whimsical pink, the fragrance “captures the dreams, triumphs, inspirations and possibilities that are the mary kay dance to liferhythm of every woman’s life” and is perfect gift for any special woman in your life.

So, join Mary Kay in celebrating 50 years of  inspiring beauty and change, one woman at a time. For more information about the One Woman Can makeover contest, visit mkmakeovercontest.com and enter to win a chance to have a charitable donation of $5,000 made in your name. To order any of the limited-edition Mary Kay products featured in this post, or to check out other fabulous Mary Kay items, visit MaryKay.com or contact your local Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.

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Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha Love Ramirez

Tanisha is the Managing Editor at NEW LATINA, and a social commentary and pop-culture writer/blogger from New York City. She studied Sociology and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College, where she developed a strong interest women's issues and community advocacy. Tanisha has written for the Bowdoin Orient and has interned at BUST Magazine and Jezebel.com.

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