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Mary Kay Botanical Effects (Video Review & Giveaway)

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Mary Kay with Maria Limperos

I am thrilled that it is once again my turn to work with Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay, Maria Limperos. Maria is a friend to MBP, and is one of our amazing Spotlight Sponsors. Maria sent me some awesome new Mary Kay Skincare products to try out during the month of June, and I am excited to share my experience with you.

I wanted to try something a little bit different this month, though. I often feel that when dealing with skincare or makeup, a live demonstration is nice to see. So, I had my husband shoot a quick video demo with my phone during lunch this week. Now, be forewarned that I am wearing zero makeup in this video, and my hair is sort of crazy frizzy, because I'd spent the morning playing out in the yard with Balian. My hair stands no chance in this NC humidity!

Take a look at the video to see my take on the Mary Kay Botanical Effects products...

So, as I said in the video, I already owned the Botanical Effects Cleanse for oily skin. I purchased this product from Maria because I really need help keeping my skin clear and oil-free. I have always had excessively oily skin (must be my Italian genes), and though I know that I should love this (because it'll help to cut down on future wrinkles), I can't help but feel self-conscious about it. 

 Botanical Effects Cleanse

The Mary Kay Botaical Effects Cleanse for Oily Skin is just the ticket! It seriously cleanses, gently, but thoroughly, and keeps my skin shine-free all day long! This is a winner in my book! It's affordable, too. A little bit of this goes a long way. I've been using the Cleanse for about two months, and have a little less than half the bottle left. At $14.00, I will be ordering this again soon!

 The Mary Kay Botanical Effects Freshen and Hydrate shipped directly to my door from Mary Kay. It included a couple of samples, and the box greeted me with 'Hello, gorgeous' in print under the lid!

Maria sent me the Botanical Effects Freshen and the Botanical Effects Hydrate to try in correlation with the Cleanse.The Freshen is unlike anything else I have ever tried. I am used to using astringents to cleanse and wipe away dirt and oil at the end of the day. They are harsh, and often leave my skin feeling irritated, and looking all red. The Mary Kay Botanical Effects Freshen is a gentle formula, free of alcohol, fragrance and synthetic dyes. It comes in a 5 oz spray bottle, and it's super easy to use, as I demonstrated in the video. I love how it just lifts the dirt and oil away and leave my skin feeling refreshed. The Freshen is also great   for minimizing the appearance of pores, clarifies skin and helps cleanse pores. It contains a special antioxidant-rich botanical complex, and is hypoallergenic. Dry-outs? Forget about it! My skin hasn't felt dried out at all- it just feels clean, and oil and shine free. The price for the Freshen is also $14.00.

The Hydrate from the Botanical Effects line just might be my favorite product of the three, which is weird of me to say, because I'm not a fan of moisturizers or hydrating products. This Hydrate formula is different, though. It balances out the hydration in my skin, and controls excess oil. It's non-greasy, and provides a nice, matte finish. I started out using this only at night, but now, I love using it in the morning, before I begin a very light makeup routine. It's like a nice primer for my face, and keeps my skin nice and smooth, and shine-free all day long. At $16.00, I feel like I can't afford not to have this secret weapon in my beauty bag!

Botanical Effects Mask

Another great-looking product from the Botanical Effects line from Mary Kay, is the Mask. This looks and sounds like the perfect thing to use maybe once a week, when I do my 'pamper me' night (when I actually give my skin and toenails some extra attention!). I am a big fan of masks, and would definitely love to try this one, as it describes that it helps to cleanse the pores.

The Mary Kay Botanical Effects Skincare line comes in three different formulas:
Dry Skin- 1
Normal Skin- 2
Oily Skin- 3

If you're not sure which of these might be best to try with your skin, I would suggest contacting Maria and telling her a little bit about your skin, and any problems you may have encountered with other products. She's a wiz at helping her friends and customers find just the right products from Mary Kay.

I don't think I have ever tried a Mary Kay product that I didn't absolutely love. From their cosmetics to their skin care, Mary Kay gets it right every time. We're really blessed to have Maria as a part of the MBP family as a Spotlight Sponsor. She takes excellent care of all of us girls on the review team, and she'll do the same for you!

Want It? Buy It!

All of these featured products can be purchased online through Maria's Mary Kay website. If you'd rather order from Maria directly, just shoot her an e-mail.  

Specials for MBP readers in June: 
15% Discount on all Mary Kay Botanical Effects products and Sun Care products for the next month.
Free gift with purchase and free shipping on orders over $40.00 (pre-tax and discount).

Be sure to sign up for the Mary Kay Beauty Newsletter on Maria's website so that you receive tips, tricks, deals and product news right in your inbox! Maria would love to connect with you online, so stop by her Mary Kay with Maria Facebook page and leave her a little note!

Want It? Win It!

One super lucky reader will win a bottle of the Mary Kay Botanical Effects Cleanse for Normal Skin from Maria! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to Maria Limperos with Mary Kay for helping me keep my skin fresh and clean all summer long, and for offering this great giveaway for our readers!

Good luck!

Disclosure: Other than the above featured products, which I received free of charge from this representative, for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are mine, and no one else's. Your experience with these products may differ. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.


  1. This time of year my face gets oily.
    :)Jeanne B.T.

    1. We also have our fabulous Oil Mattifier that can be placed on your T-zone or face under your foundation or just by itself and it works wonders. Our Beauty Blotters are another great product as well!

  2. Replies
    1. Botanical Effects and Timewise Skin Care is great with sensitive skin. We do have a great array of products for acne prone skin. If interested, email me anytime or visit my page.

  3. My skin is dry, all year round.

    1. Our Botanical Effects takes care of dry specific skin types as well. Message or reply back if interested in of our products!!!

  4. i have acne drives me crazy. tam.c

  5. The only I really deal with with my skin is dryness. I would love to do a review & giveaway for this product on my website also if possible!

  6. I have extremely dry skin
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com


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