Seeking Makeup Samples

Updated on June 16, 2009
S.T. asks from Southlake, TX
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I have a friend who is deployed in Afghanistan. She and some of her fellow female soldiers would like to get some makeup but have no ability to order it online. Are there any makeup reps out there who have some advice on what they can do? I sent them some samples about 3 months ago that had been donated to me, but they have used them all. Any samples that anyone could spare would be awesome!

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Thanks to Laura P., Pam B., Cita Sue, Amy D., Christine C., Sonja N., Karla H., and Janet U., I was able to send samples as well as full-sized products to not just my friend, but several other units with large female populations. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness of you ladies and your willingness to give! You've made a lot of female soldiers happy and helped boost their morale. You are AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much!

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A.D.

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S., I am also a MK Consultant and I have A TON of samples you can send. I also have a TON of foundation for African American skin you can have. I am no longer full time in MK and all this stuff takes up too much space :)
Call me. ###-###-####
~A.

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J.M.

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My sister in law sells Avon and said this:

Let me know what kind of samples they nee. Also do they need things like deoderant, soap, and lotion? Let me know and I will gather a box of stuff.

Thanks
Tina

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C.C.

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I don't have makeup samples, but have lots of shampoo/conditioner/lotion samples that I have saved for donation from hotels. Is this something they can use? If so, I'd be happy to donate them so you can send them in your care packages.

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J.C.

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S.,

I don't have any samples, but I wanted to say thank you for caring about our soldiers enough to send them care packages. God bless you!

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G.G.

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You know what else you might do? Call a consultant and see if they would do a party at your house "for the troops." You could invite your friends to come to a Mary Kay party, but instead of buying things for one another, buy things to donate. Or skip the party and just have your friends over and ask them to bring make-up (or whatever) for the troops.

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S.C.

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Are you just wanting foundation samples or other things too? I'm a Mary Kay consultant and also an Army mom. My son is currently in Iraq serving, so this hits close to home. I can check with other sister consultants to see if they have any that they would like to donate. I also know a couple of consultants that come to my meetings I go to that are also military. You can email me at [email protected]____.com to hear from you soon!
S.

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C.C.

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I have some samples I can give to you. How would you like me to get them to you? I used to be a Mary Kay Rep and I have lot's of stuff left over. :)C.

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E.O.

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Send me an address with an idea of how many women are in the group you are speaking of. I will be glad to donate makeup kits to them. If you or your church would like to set up a fundraiser to help with the care packages for soldier care will be glad to do that also. All they need to do is purchase gift cards from the website of http://www.elaineandandy2.com and designate your church organization as the one to receive the donation for fundraiser. elaineandandy2.com donates 30% of each and every gift card to the charity they choose. Each time they continue to purchase gift cards, they can generate an ongoing source of revenue for you to continue soldier care. And yes. they get to spend the entire amount of the gift card on whatever they choose on the website. Elaineandandy2.com is committed to giving back to communities everywhere as our way of saying thank you for taking the time to shop with us. If you would like more information to give to your church. feel free to contact me at [email protected]____.com and will be happy to call you at your convenience. E.

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C.S.

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Hi S.,

I run a small cosmetic company and can definatley supply some samples on an ongoing basis. I'd like to speak to you regarding your specific needs and the best way to get these to you.

thanks,
C.
[email protected]____.com

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P.B.

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I am a Beauti Control consultant and would like to help. what is it they are looking for? anything in particular, foundation mascara or just any kind of make up?
P.

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C.G.

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What a great idea. I am Mary Kay rep with plenty of samples to give. Just email me where you would like me to send them.

C.
[email protected]____.com

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V.B.

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I may can help but can you tell me more? How many women are we talking about and will you or your church see that it is mailed to them? What items: blush, lipstick, eyebrow pencils, lip liner, cleanser, moisturizer ,etc. How do we get these items to you?

M.A.

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S.,

I have a botanically based, skin care, health and wellness company. I have a couple things I could donate. Make up Primer samples and a few other types of samples.

If you would email me your email adderess to [email protected]____.com way when I have everything ready I can email you.

Thanks!

M.

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K.N.

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We are holding a vendor open house on 6-27 from 2-7. We have 2 Mary Kay reps and an Avon rep coming. Please feel free to come by and see if they can help. PM me and I will send you the flier!

K.R.

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Hi, there. I see you already have several responses, but I will add mine anyways. I am an Avon rep., and I have samples of skincare products as well as some lipstick samples. I would be more than happy to give them to you. If you'd like them, e-mail me at [email protected]____.com and we can work out the details. Thank you for doing this for the ladies in our troops. I think they are often forgotten.
-K.

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J.U.

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Hi,

I am a Mary Kay consultant and would be happy to help. I just need to check into the logistics of sending cosmetics APO/FPO.

J. Urquhart
www.marykay.com/JanetU

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J.W.

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I have some make-up I can donate. What are you needing? Just let me know how to get it to you.

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S.L.

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HI S.,
I have a few things I can send you. I coupon and some make up I get for free. I also have glucose monitors would you like those as well?

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L.P.

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I won a few things of makeup at a raffle yesterday that I don't need. I would be willing to ship them to you if you send me your address. my email is [email protected]____.com

I got 1 thing of nail polish, some foundation, powder, and a lip pencil. I might also have some Origins small samples of lotions and stuff.

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K.P.

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Dear S.,
I have no makeup samples but I do have skin care, body care and shampoo samples. I would be happy to contribute to such a worthy cause. I live in Argyle, about 20 minutes North of DFW airport. Let me know how I can get these to you. Thanks for all you are doing for our troops.
K.

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K.H.

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S., am a former Navy spouse, and I now own a Mary Kay business. Supporting our troops and their families is something that is near and dear to my heart, from personal experience of enduring two deployments. I also use my MK business as one vehicle to bless military and their spouses in tangible ways. I offer a $15 introductory gift certificate in free product to military, plus an ongoing 10% discount. As for this particular challenge you write about, I propose the following. If you can give me an idea of how many women we are talking about for (your friend and her friends) I will put together a small care package of samples for them to try, which I'll ship directly. Included in the care package will be instructions for how to redeem the gift offer, which they can either redeem themselves if they have the capacity, or ask a friend/family member to purchase for them. Shipping is always complimentary. My website is www.marykay.com/karlahess, and contact info is listed there. Also, I want to say that the suggestion below of holding a military gift "party" is a fantastic one! I love that!

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S.N.

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Hi S.- I use to be, well, still am a Mary Kay consultant and I have samples that they can have. Please email me back and I can get a box together.

S.

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