Giveaway: $25 Gift Card to Mary Kay + Personal Beauty Consultation

Congratulations, TP in Houston! You are the winner! Please check your email, as I have already contacted you wth all the details!

I’m getting ready to celebrate a birthday in a couple of weeks. Funny how the closer I get, the more I can’t help but notice that my once low-maintenance style is suddenly starting to demand a little.. maintenance. Hair needs coloring. Skin needs moisturizing. Bags under eyes need… extreme covering up (and perhaps a bit more sleep).

Of course, the upside of all this “wear and tear” is that I now have an excuse to pamper myself!

In the spirit of pampering ourselves, I was thrilled when KOAB reader and Mary Kay consultant, Ann Lapin, generously offered to give a $25 Mary Kay gift card plus a personal beauty consultation to one lucky Kosher on a Budget reader.

When I checked out Ann’s personal site, I was wowed with how much the brand’s image has changed in a few (dozen) years. Mary Kay is sleek, suave and sophisticated! It’s all grown up!  From skin and body care products to a full-line of make-up and even men’s care products, Mary Kay really has become a one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.

I was also thoroughly impressed with Mary Kay’s commitment to social responsibility, including their partnership with Habitat for Humanity and their campaign to end domestic violence. A company that makes me feel good – while doing good? That’s my kind of company!

In addition to the giveaway, Ann is also offering FREE samples of any product on her Mary Kay site – just contact her to let her know what you’re interested in trying out. When you’re ready to place a full-size order, shipping is free if you spend more than $5, or a prorated amount (never more than $5) if you spend less than $50.

Back to the giveaway…

One lucky reader will win a $25 gift card to Mary Kay plus a personal beauty consultation with Ann. If you happen to live within a 15-mile radius of zip code 10463, Ann will meet with you an in-person to provide your skincare consultation and makeover; if you aren’t close by, you will enjoy a phone facial – either over the phone or via Skype, your choice.

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to pamper yourself. This comment is mandatory in order to enter the giveaway.

If you would like to increase your chances of winning, you can also:

  • Subscribe to the once-daily KOAB email newsletter – I promise I won’t spam you! – then come back here and leave a separate comment that you have done so. If you already subscribe, just leave a comment to that effect.
  • Share this giveaway with your Facebook friends, by updating your status to read, “I just entered to win a $25 gift card to Mary Kay plus a personal beauty consultation. Come join the party at KosheronaBudget!”. Then come back here and leave a separate comment telling me that you have done so.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday evening, August 21. If you can still comment, you can still enter. The winner will be selected randomly and notified via email.

Disclosure: Ann will personally provide the winning prize to one KOAB reader. I was not compensated with product nor with other consideration for this review. All positive opinions of Mary Kay are my own.


  1. already get the emails

  2. Changed my status on FB

  3. I take a long bubblebath by candlelight
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